Removing the Mainboard

See Removing the Upper Cover on page 61. 2. Remove the single securing screw from the Mainboard. 3. Lift the mainboard from the chassis, right edge first, and place it on a clean, dust-free surface. 3. Lift the mainboard from the chassis, right edge first, and place it on a clean, dust-free surface.

Removing the Antennas

See Removing the LCD Panel on page 82. 2. Remove the adhesive strips holding the left antenna cable in place. Ensure the cable is free from obstructions. 3. Remove the cable from the cable channel. Ensure that the cable is free from all cable clips and adhesive strips. 3. Remove the cable from the cable channel. Ensure that the cable is free from all cable clips and adhesive strips. 4. Remove the adhesive tape securing the left Antenna to the LCD Module. 4. Remove the adhesive tape securing the...

Replacing the Upper Cover

Place the Upper Cover on the Lower Cover as shown. 2. Press down around the edges to secure it in place. 2. Press down around the edges to secure it in place. 4. Replace the three screw caps as shown. 5. Connect the following cables to the Mainboard. 6. Connect A as shown. 7. Connect C as shown. 6. Connect A as shown. 7. Connect C as shown. 8. Connect B and close the locking latch to secure the cable in place. 8. Connect B and close the locking latch to secure the cable in place. 9. Connect D...

Replacing the Thermal Module

IMPORTANT Apply a suitable thermal grease and ensure all heat pads are in place before replacing the Thermal Module. The following thermal grease types are approved for use The following thermal pads are approved for use 1. Remove all traces of thermal grease from the CPU using a lint-free cloth or cotton swab and Isopropyl Alcohol, Acetone, or other approved cleaning agent. 2. Apply a small amount of thermal grease to the centre of the CPU there is no need to spread the grease manually, the...

Replacing the Right Speaker Module

Place the module left side first on the Upper Cover 2. Replace the single screw to secure the module in as shown. Ensure that the left side of the module is place. seated correctly in the securing clip. 1. Place the module left side first on the Upper Cover 2. Replace the single screw to secure the module in as shown. Ensure that the left side of the module is place. seated correctly in the securing clip. 3. Pass the cable through the Upper Cover as shown. 4. 3. Pass the cable through the Upper...

Removing the Right Speaker Module

See Removing the Upper Cover on page 61. 2. Locate the Right Speaker Module on the Upper Cover as shown. 3. Turn the Upper Cover over and remove the Right Speaker Module cable from the cable channel. Ensure that the cable is free from all cable clips. 4. Turn the Upper Cover over and pass the cable through the cover as shown. Remove the single securing screw from the Right Speaker Module. Lift the Speaker clear of the Upper Cover, right side first as shown.

Undetermined Problems

The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed, which installed devices are incorrect, whether a short circuit is suspected, or whether the system is inoperative. Follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate non-defective FRU). NOTE Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer. NOTE Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly. (See Power On Issue on page 122.) 2. Visually check them...

Replacing the Left Speaker Module

Place the module right side first on the Upper 2. Replace the single screw to secure the module in Cover as shown. Ensure that the right side of the place. module is seated correctly in the securing clip. 3. Run the cable along the cable channel using all available cable clips. 3. Run the cable along the cable channel using all available cable clips. 4. Secure the cable in place with adhesive tape. 5. The cable runs as shown when correctly installed. 4. Secure the cable in place with adhesive...

Removing the Touch Pad Bracket

IMPORTANT The TouchPad Board cannot be removed individually. To replace the TouchPad Board, replace the entire Upper Cover. 1. See Removing the Upper Cover on page 61. 2. Lift the FFC to detach the adhesive securing the cable to the Upper Cover. 3. Release the FFC locking latch and disconnect the TouchPad FFC from the cover. 3. Release the FFC locking latch and disconnect the TouchPad FFC from the cover.

Disassembly Process

IMPORTANT The LCD Module cannot be disassembled outside of factory conditions. If any part of the LCD Module is faulty, such as the camera, antenna or LCD panel, the whole module must be replaced. The disassembly process is divided into the following stages External module disassembly The flowcharts provided in the succeeding disassembly sections illustrate the entire disassembly sequence. Observe the order of the sequence to avoid damage to any of the hardware components. For example, if you...

Front View

Web camera for video communication for selected models . Also called Liquid-Crystal Display LCD , displays computer output. Turns the internal touchpad on and off. Enables disables the wireless LAN function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. For entering data into your computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons....

Intermittent Problems

Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with a hardware defect, such as cosmic radiation, electrostatic discharge, or software errors. FRU replacement should be considered only when a recurring problem exists. When analyzing an intermittent problem, do the following 1. Run the advanced diagnostic test for the system board in loop mode at least 10 times. 2. If no error is detected, do not replace any FRU. 3. If any error is detected,...

Closed Front View

Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. 1. Charging The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged The light shows green when in AC mode. Accepts Secure Digital SD , MultiMediaCard MMC , Memory Stick MS , Memory Stick PRO MS PRO , xD-Picture Card xD . NOTE Push to remove install the card. Only one card can operate at any given time. NOTE 1 The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed NOTE 1 The front...

Random Loss of BIOS Settings

If the computer is experiencing intermittent loss of BIOS information, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. If the computer is more than one year old, replace the CMOS battery. 2. Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free. 3. If the computer is experiencing HDD or ODD BIOS information loss, disconnect and reconnect the power and data cables between devices. If the BIOS settings are still lost, replace the cables....

Removing the Thermal Module

See Removing the Lower Covers on page 46. 2. Turn the Mainboard over to access the Thermal Module. 3. Remove the four securing screws in reverse numerical order from screw 4 to screw 1 from the Thermal Module. 4. Using both hands, lift the Thermal Module clear of the Mainboard.

Replacing the Keyboard

Connect the Keyboard FFC to the Mainboard and close the locking latch to secure the cable in place. 2. Turn the Keyboard over and insert it front edge first 3. Press down as indicated to secure the Keyboard in into the chassis. place. NOTE Ensure that the six locating tabs are correctly seated.

Changing a Password

Use the t and i keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears. 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter. 3. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. 4. Press Enter. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to Set. 5. If desired, you can enable the Password on boot parameter. 6. When you are...

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Shows the setting of the Supervisor password Shows the setting of the user password. Shows the setting of the hard disk password. Press Enter to set the supervisor password. When set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. The...

Removing the Left Speaker Module

Power Board Acer Travelmate 7730

See Removing the Upper Cover on page 61. 2. Locate the Left Speaker Module on the Upper Cover as shown. 3. Remove the adhesive tape from the Speaker cable. 4. Remove the Speaker cable from the cable channel. Ensure that the cable is free from all cable clips. 5. Remove the single securing screw from the Left Speaker Module.

Replacing the Antennas

Replace the right Antenna as shown. Ensure that the locating pins on the Antenna are correctly seated. 1. Replace the right Antenna as shown. Ensure that the locating pins on the Antenna are correctly seated. 2. Replace the adhesive strip to secure the Antenna 3. Run the cable down the side of the LCD Module in place. using all available clips and adhesive. 5. Replace the left Antenna as shown. Ensure that the locating pins on the Antenna are correctly seated. 5. Replace the left Antenna as...

Right View

Internal optical drive accepts CDs or DVDs. Lights up when the optical drive is active. Ejects the optical disk from the drive. Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. Note Insert a paper clip into the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is off. Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Note Wrap the computer security lock cable around an immovable object such as a table or handle of a locked drawer. Insert the lock...

Replacing the LCD Module

5739g Lcd Cover

Align the screw holes on the LCD Module and Upper Cover and replace the LCD Module. 2. The left and right screw covers are shaped differently. Ensure that the correct cover is used. 3. Replace the left screw cover as shown. Ensure that the securing tab on the rear of the cover is seated correctly in the Upper Cover. Replace the right screw cover as shown. Ensure that the securing tab on the rear of the cover is seated correctly in the Upper Cover. 5. Replace the four screws securing the LCD...

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

See Removing the Lower Covers on page 46. 2. Using the pull-tab, slide the HDD Module in the direction of the arrow to disconnect the interface. 3. Lift the HDD Module clear of the HDD bay. NOTE To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing dov vn on it or placi ng heavy objects on top of it.

Removing the Optical Drive Module

Acer Aspire 5738z Optical Drive Remove

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 44. 2. Remove the screw securing the ODD module. 3. Insert a suitable tool into the access slot in the battery bay as shown. Gently lever the ODD module out of the chassis. 4. Pull the optical drive module out from the chassis. 5. Remove the two screws securing the ODD bracket and remove the ODD bracket from the optical disk drive module. 6. Remove the ODD bezel by rotating the top edge downward and pulling it clear of the module. 6. Remove the ODD bezel...

Removing the Power Board

Power Board For Acer Aspire 7736

See Removing the Upper Cover on page 61. 2. Locate the Power Board on the Upper Cover as shown. 3. Remove the two screws securing the Power Board to the Upper Cover. 4. Lift the Power Board clear of the Upper Cover as shown. 4. Lift the Power Board clear of the Upper Cover as shown.

Replacing the Touch Pad Bracket

Replace the TouchPad bracket top edge first to 2. Press the bracket down to engage the securing engage the securing clips. clips. 1. Replace the TouchPad bracket top edge first to 2. Press the bracket down to engage the securing engage the securing clips. clips. 3. Replace the two screws to secure the TouchPad Bracket to the Upper Cover. 3. Replace the two screws to secure the TouchPad Bracket to the Upper Cover. 4. Replace the TouchPad FFC and close the locking latch on the connector. 4....

Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Hard Disk Drive Hdd For Acer Aspire 3680

Place the HDD in the HDD carrier. 2. Replace the four screws two each side to secure 3. Insert the HDD, as indicated and lower it into 4. Slide the HDD in the direction of the arrow to place. connect the interface. 3. Insert the HDD, as indicated and lower it into 4. Slide the HDD in the direction of the arrow to place. connect the interface.

Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

NOTE This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook, first ensure that the second monitor is connected, then select Start, Control Panel, Display and click on Settings. Select the secondary monitor 2 icon in the display box and then click the check box Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process. Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four...

Removing the CPU

Acer Aspire 5536g Fan

See Removing the Thermal Module on page 74. 2. Disconnect the Fan cable from the Mainboard as shown. 3. Remove the three securing screws from the Fan Module. 1. See Removing the Thermal Module on page 74. 2. Using a flat-bladed screw driver, rotate the CPU locking screw 180 counter-clockwise as shown. 3. Lift the CPU clear of the socket as shown.

DOS Flash Utility

Perform the following steps to use the DOS Flash Utility 1. Press F2 during boot to enter the Setup Menu. 2. Select Boot Menu to modify the boot priority order, for example, if using USB HDD to Update BIOS, move USB HDD to position 1. IDE0 ST960821A IDE1 MATSHITADVD USB FDD Network boot Realtek Boot Agent USB HDD xxxx USB USB CDROM Use lt t gt or lt 4 gt to select a device, then press lt F6 gt to move it up the List, or lt F5 gt to move it down the list. Press lt Esc gt to escape the menu. Help...

Replacing the CPU

IMPORTANT The CPU has a Pin1 locator that must be positioned corresponding to the marker on the CPU socket. 1. Place the CPU into the CPU socket as shown, taking note of the Pin1 locator. 1. Place the CPU into the CPU socket as shown, taking note of the Pin1 locator. 2. Using a flat-bladed screw driver, rotate the CPU locking screw 180 clockwise to secure the CPU in place. 2. Using a flat-bladed screw driver, rotate the CPU locking screw 180 clockwise to secure the CPU in place. 3. Connect the...

Removing the Upper Cover

Cover Acer Aspire 5732z

See Removing the LCD Module on page 57. 2. Turn the computer over. Remove the eleven screws on the bottom panel. 3. Turn the computer over. Remove the three screw caps at the rear of the Upper Cover as shown. 3. Turn the computer over. Remove the three screw caps at the rear of the Upper Cover as shown. 4. Disconnect the following four cables from the Mainboard. 7. Release the locking latch on B and remove the FFC cable as shown. 7. Release the locking latch on B and remove the FFC cable as...

Model Definition and Configuration

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External Mouse Failure

If an external Mouse fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 2. If the mouse uses a wireless connection, insert new batteries and confirm there is a good connection. See the mouse user manual. 3. If the mouse uses a USB connection, try an alternate USB port. 4. Try an alternative program to verify mouse operation. Reinstall the program experiencing mouse failure. 6. Remove any recently added hardware and associated software. 7. Remove any recently added...

Removing the LCD Module

See Removing the Keyboard on page 56. 2. Turn the computer over. Remove the two securing screws from the bottom of the chassis. 3. Remove the Antenna Cables from the cable channel as shown. Ensure that the cables are free from all cable clips. 4. Stand the computer on the LCD Panel and pull the Antenna cables completely through the chassis.

Removing the Switch Cover

How Clean Notebook Acer Series 4736g

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 44. 2. Turn the computer over. Press down the and keys on the right side of the Keyboard to expose the cutout. Insert a suitable plastic tool or finger and pry the Switch Cover upward, away from the Upper Cover. 3. Work along the Switch Cover toward the left hinge, gently prying up the cover as shown. 4. Lift the Switch Cover clear of the computer.

Common Problems

Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. NOTE The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. 1. Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible. 2. Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating the same operation. 3. Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which...

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Disconnect the LCD cable from the Mainboard and remove the cable from the cable channel. 5. Disconnect the LCD cable from the Mainboard and remove the cable from the cable channel. 6. Remove the white Antenna cable from the cable channel. Ensure that the cable is completely free of the retaining clips all the way to the hinge well. 7. Remove the adhesive tape securing the Antenna cable to the Upper Cover. 7. Remove the adhesive tape securing the Antenna cable to the Upper Cover. 9. Open the...

Disassembly Requirements

To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge NOTE The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the components.

Removing the LCD Bezel

See Removing the LCD Module on page 57. 2. Remove the two upper and two lower bezel screw caps and screws. 3. Starting from the bottom edge of the bezel, pry the bezel upwards and away from the panel. Work along the right side toward the top of the bezel, prying the covers apart. Continue along the top edge and down the left side to remove the bezel. NOTE If necessary, use a pry to lift up the outside edges of the bezel.

Indicators

The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed. Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. NOTE 1. Charging The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged The light shows green when in AC mode. The following items show you how to...

Information

Phoenix Bios Setup Utility

The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. HDD Model Name HDD Serial Number ATAPI Model Name System BIOS Version VGA BIOS Version Serial Number Asset Tag Number Product Name Manufacturer Name UUID NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ according to model. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system. This field shows the speed of the CPU. This field shows...

Internal Speaker Failure

If the internal Speakers fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs 2. Navigate to Starts Control Panels System and Maintenance System Device Manager. Check the Device Manager to determine that The device is properly installed. There are no red Xs or yellow exclamation marks. There are no device conflicts. No hardware is listed under Other Devices. 3. Roll back the audio driver to the previous version, if updated recently. 4....

Post Codes

Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt NMI Initialize chipset with initial POST values Initialize caches to initial POST values Load alternate registers with initial POST values Restore CPU control word during warm boot Initialize PCI Bus Mastering devices Initialize cache before memory autosize Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller RAM failure on data bits xxxx of low byte of memory bus Enable cache before system BIOS shadow RAM failure on data bits xxxx of high byte of memory bus Advanced...

Replacing the LCD Panel

Run the cable along the back of the panel and 4. Run the cable across the back of the panel as 3. Run the cable along the back of the panel and 4. Run the cable across the back of the panel as press down as indicated to secure the cable in place. shown and press down as indicated to secure the cable in place. IMPORTANT Ensure that the LCD cable runs between the green callouts to avoid trapping when the panel is replaced in the LCD Module. 5. Align the LCD brackets with the screw holes on the...

Microsoft Windows Vista Environment Test

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Hot Keys

Laptop Key

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness, volume output and the BIOS utility. To activate hot keys, press and hold the lt Fn gt key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Launches Acer eSettings Management in Acer Empowering Technology. Launches Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns the...

HDD Not Operating Correctly

If the HDD does not operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Disconnect all external devices. 2. Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free. 3. Run the Windows Vista Startup Repair Utility a. insert the Windows Vista Operating System DVD in the ODD and restart the computer. b. When prompted, press any key to start to the operating system DVD. c. The Install Windows screen displays. Click Next. d....

Acer Aspire 5517 Will Not Boot

This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the USB diskette drives, the onboard hard disk drive and the DVD drive in the module bay. Select Boot Devices to select specific devices to support boot. IDE0 ST960821A IDE1 MATSHITADVD USB FDD Network boot Realtek Boot Agent USB HDD xxxx USB USB CDROM Use lt t gt or lt 1 gt to select a device, then press lt F6 gt to move it up the List, or lt F5 gt to move it down the list....

Using Boot Sequence Selector

The Boot Sequence Selector allows the boot order to be changed without accessing the BIOS. To use Boot Sequence Selector, perform the following steps 2. Execute BS.exe to display the usage screen. Create by Rockwell Chuang 10 81 2005. BS 1 Floppy gt lUardDisk gt CD-ROM BS 2 MardDisk gt CD-ROK J gt LflN BS 3 f CD-ROM 3 S HardDiskJ gt LflN BS 4 i LflN gt Floppy gt HardDiskl 3. Select the desired boot sequence by entering the corresponding sequence. For example, enter BS2 to change the boot...

BIOS Setup Utility

The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer's BIOS Basic Input Output System . Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run Setup. Please also refer to Chapter 4 Troubleshooting when problem arises. To activate the BIOS Utility, press F2 during POST when Press lt F2 gt to enter Setup message is prompted on the bottom of screen ....

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options Information, Main, Advanced, Security, Boot, and Exit. Follow these instructions To choose a menu, use the left and right arrow keys. To choose an item, use the up and down arrow keys. To change the value of a parameter, press F5 or F6. A plus sign indicates the item has sub-items. Press Enter to expand this item. Press Esc while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu. In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing F9. You can also press F10...

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase. When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator complete with the arithmetic operators , -, , and . Use this mode when you need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution would be to connect an external keypad. Scroll Lock lt Fn gt lt F12 gt When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down...

Using DMITools

The DMI Desktop Management Interface Tool copies BIOS information to EEPROM to be used in the DMI pool for hardware management. When the BIOS displays Verifying DMI pool data it is checking that the table correlates with the hardware before sending to the operating system Windows, etc. . To update the DMI Pool, perform the following steps 2. Execute dmitools. The following messages report to screen to confirm completion dmitools r gt Read dmi string from bios dmitools wm xxxx gt Write...

Removing the Keyboard

Acer Aspire 5738g Remove Keyboard

See Removing the Switch Cover on page 55. 2. Pry up the centre of the Keyboard and rotate it upward away from the Upper Cover. 3. Turn the keyboard over on to the TouchPad area to expose the FFC connector. 3. Turn the keyboard over on to the TouchPad area to expose the FFC connector. 4. Open the locking latch and disconnect the FFC from the mainboard. 4. Open the locking latch and disconnect the FFC from the mainboard. 5. Lift the keyboard clear of the Upper Cover. 5. Lift the keyboard clear...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

Aspire 3690 Lower Case Parts

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 5517. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA Return Merchandise Authorization . Please note that WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, you should check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. For whatever reasons a part number change is made, it will not be noted on the printed Service Guide. For ACER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer...

Clearing Password Check

Steps for Clearing BIOS Password Check If users set BIOS Password Supervisor Password and or User Password for a security reason, BIOS will ask the password during systems POST or when systems enter to BIOS Setup menu. However, once it is necessary to bypass the password check, users need to short the HW Gap to clear the password by the following steps 1. Power Off the system, and remove HDD, AC and Battery from the machine. 2. Disconnect the RTC Battery cable and locate the J1 jumper. 3. Use...

BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk

BIOS Recovery Boot Block is a special block of BIOS. It is used to boot up the system with minimum BIOS initialization. Users can enable this feature to restore the BIOS firmware to a successful one once the previous BIOS flashing process failed. The system provides a function hotkey Fn Esc, for enable BIOS Recovery process when system is powered on during BIOS POST. To use this function, it is strongly recommended to have the AC adapter and Battery present. If this function is enabled, the...

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Hardware Specifications and Configurations

AMD Athlon64 Dual-Core Process, Cache 1MB, TK42 AMD Athlon64 Process, 2.2GHz, Cache 256KB, TF38 AMD Athlon64 Process, 2.0GHz, Cache 256KB, TF36 AMD Athlon64 Process, 1.6GHz, Cache 512KB, TF20 Throttling 50 On 90 C, Off 80 C H W Shutdown 92 C Northbridge Throttling 50 On 90 C, Off 80 C H W Shutdown 92 C Northbridge Suspend to RAM S3 Disk S4 Various hot-keys for system control ACPI 2.0 compliance with Intel Speed Step support C1, C2, C3, C4 and S3, S4 for mobile CPU DMI utility for BIOS serial...

Remove Hddbios Password Utilities

Clear Password Acer Extensa 5230

This section provides you with details about removing HDD BIOS password Remove HDD Password If you key in the wrong HDD password three times, an error is generated. To reset the HDD password, perform the following steps 1. An error code is generated for unlocking the HDD. Note down this code. 2. Execute the UnlockHD.EXE file to create the unlock code in DOS Mode using the format UnlockHD Encode code with the code noted in the previous step, as follows 3. Select 2 to obtain the password. This...