Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are eight menu options Information, Main, Advanced, Memory, Security, Boot, Power and Exit. Follow these instructions q To choose a menu, use the cursor left right keys (zx). q To choose a parameter, use the cursor up down keys (wy). q To change the value of a parameter, press por q. q A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press e to expand this item. q Press A while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu. q In any menu, you can load default settings by...

Left View

Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). Connects to an Ethernet 10 100 1000-based network (for selected models). Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD). Accepts an Express Card 54 module. Note Express Cards...

Right View

Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Internal optical drive accepts CDs or DVDs (slot-load or tray-load depending on model). 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.

Acer eLock Management

Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock your removable data, optical and floppy drives to ensure that data cannot be stolen while your notebook is unattended. q Removable data devices - includes USB disk drives, USB pen drives, USB flash drives, USB MP3 drives, USB memory card readers, IEEE 1394 disk drives and any other removable disk drives that can be mounted as a file system when plugged into the system. q Optical drive devices - includes any kind of CD-ROM or...

Windows Keys

The keyboard has one key that performs Windows-specific functions. Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of function + < Tab> Activates next taskbar button. + < E> Opens the My Computer window + < F1> Opens Help and Support. + < F> Opens the Search All Files dialog box. + < R> Opens the Run dialog box. < Shift> + + < M> Undoes the...

Separate the Main Unit Into the Upper and the Lower Case Assembly

Remove the screw fastening the ODD from the bottom of the notebook. 2. Push the ODD module outwards and gently pull it out as shown. 3. Press and release the PC dummy card from the PC slot as shown. 4. Then press the release the memory dummy card from the 5-in-1 card reader slot as shown. 5. Remove the eight screws fastening the upper case and the lower case assembly on the bottom. 6. Remove the eight screws fastening the upper case assembly and the lower case assembly on the front side. 8....

Check the Battery Pack

To check the battery pack, do the following From Software 1. Check out the Power Management in Control Panel 2. In Power Meter, confirm that if the parameters shown in the screen for Current Power Source and Total Battery Power Remaining are correct. 3. Repeat the steps 1 and 2, for both battery and adapter. 4. This helps you identify first the problem is on recharging or discharging. From Hardware 2. Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery terminals 1 and 6 ground . See...

Power System Check

To verify the symptom of the problem, power on the computer using each of the following power sources 2. Connect the power adapter and check that power is supplied. 3. Disconnect the power adapter and install the charged battery pack then check that power is supplied by the battery pack. If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate power supply check in the following list Check the Power Adapter on page 89 Check the Battery Pack on page 90

Easy Launch Buttons

To the top of the keyboard there are four easy-launch buttons Web browser, mail, arcade buttons and an Empowering Key . Press to run the Acer Empowering Technology. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser and mail buttons, run the Launch Manager. Acer Empowering Technology user-programmable Internet browser user-programmable Email application user-programmable

Acer ePresentation Management

Acer ePresentation Management lets you project your computer's display to an external device or project using the hot key Fn F5. If auto-detection hardware is implemented in the system, your system display will be automatically switched out when an external display is connected to the system. Acer eDataSecurity Management is handy file encryption utility that protects your files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. It is conveniently integrated with Windows explorer as a shell extension...

Memory check

Memory errors might stop system operations, show error messages on the screen, or hang the system. 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the doagmpstotics program please refer to main board . 2. Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items. 4. Follow the instructions in the message window. NOTE Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. A loose connection can cause an error.

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check

Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested. If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected character appears, make sure that the flexible cable extending from the keyboard is correctly seated in the connector on the system board. If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test. If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU 1. Reconnect the keyboard cables....

Closed Front View

Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. Accepts audio line-in devices e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman . Accepts input from external microphones. Headphones speaker line-out jack with S PDIF support Connects to audio line-out devices e.g., speakers, headphones . Interfaces with infrared devices e.g. infrared printer and IR-aware computer .

Your Acer Notebook Tour

Acer Aspire 5935g Mic

After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new Aspire computer. Front View 0.3 megapixel web camera for video communication. Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Wireless communication button indicator Enables disables the wireless function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Enables disables the Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. For entering data into your computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which...

Indicators

The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed. Lights up when the battery is being charged. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Indicates when the hard disc or optical drive is active. NOTE 1. Charging The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged The light shows green when in AC mode.

External Diskette Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is required. NOTE Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail. Do the following to select the test device 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. 2. See if FDD Test is passed as the program runs to FDD Test. 3. Follow the instructions in the...

PowerOn Self Test POST Error Message

The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is NOTE Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU Action column, if the FRU replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer. Do not replace a non-defective FRU. This index can also help you determine the next possible FRU to be replaced when servicing a computer. If the symptom is not listed, see Undetermined Problems on page 103. The...

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. When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or down...

Machine Disassembly and Replacement

This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for maintenance and troubleshooting. To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools q Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge q Small Philips screw driver q Philips screwdriver q Plastic flat head screw driver q Tweezers NOTE The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the screws with the corresponding...

Acer eRecovery Management

Acer Aspire Dvd Recover System

Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer. The Acer eRecovery Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on your system's HDD. User-created backups are stored on D drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with q Password protection. q Recovery of applications and drivers. q Image data backup q Back up to HDD set recovery point . q Back up to CD DVD. q Image data recovery tools q Recover from a...

Acer eSettings Management kJ

Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications and to monitor the system health status. Furthermore, Acer eSettings Management enables you to optimize your Windows operating system, so your computer runs faster, smoother and better. q Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigating. q Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users. To launch the Acer OrbiCam, double click on the Acer OrbiCam icon on the screen. OR Click Start gt All...

Touchpad Check

If the touchpad doesn't work, do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU 1. Reconnect the touchpad cables. After you use the touchpad, the pointer drifts on the screen for a short time. This self-acting pointer movement can occur when a slight, steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. This symptom is not a hardware problem. No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time.

Touchpad Basics

The following teaches you how to use the touchpad Move your finger across the touchpad 2 to move the cursor. Press the left 1 and right 4 buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button. The center 3 button to mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications. Tap twice at the same speed as...

Power

The Power screen displays a summary of your computer power settings, and also includes advanced setup parameters. It allows the user to enable and disable the power management options on the computer and specify standard power parameters for specific components. 1 Information Main Advanced Memory Security Boot Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Select Menu Ente Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit Enables, disables C2 C3 CPU power states. Auto enables C2 and C3 if a single core is...

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,...

Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly

Bluetoothmodul Aspire 7520g

Disconnect the USB cable from the main board. 2. Remove the screw fastening the USB board and take out the board and its cable from the lower case. 3. Then detach the USB cable from the USB board. 4. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the main board. 5. Take out the Bluetooth module and its cable from the lower case as shown. 6. Then detach the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth module. 7. Disconnect the right speaker cable from the main board. 8. Remove the two screws fastening the right...

Acer Empowering Technology

Acer Empowering Technology

Acer's innovative Empowering Technology makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer notebook. It features the following handy utilities q Acer eNet Management hooks up to location-based networks intelligently. q Acer ePower Management extends battery power via versatile usage profiles. q Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings conveniently. q Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced...

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 System Check on page 88. 2. Visually check them...

Acer eNet Management

Acer eNet Management helps you to quickly and easily connect to both wired and wireless networks in a variety of locations. To access this utility, either click on the Acer eNet Management icon on your notebook, or start the program from the Start menu. You also have the option to set Acer eNet Management to start automatically when you boot up your PC. Acer eNet Management automatically detects the best settings for a new location, while offering you the freedom to manually adjust the settings...

Troubleshooting

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...

Acer ePower Management

Battery Life Acer 5532

Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface. To launch it, select Acer ePower Management from the Empowering Technology interface. The default setting is Maximum Performance. You can adjust CPU speed, LCD brightness and other settings, or click on buttons to turn the following functions on off Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, CardBus, FireWire 1394 , Wired LAN and Optical Device if supported. There are three pre-defined profiles - Balanced, Power Saver, and High Performance. You...

External Cdrom Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD-ROM. Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. The label can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive to fail. Do the following to select the test device 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. 2. See if CD-ROM Test is passed when the program runs to CD-ROM Test. 3. Follow the instructions in the message window. If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the...

Disassembling the Upper Case Assembly

Remove the two screws fastening the button board. 3. Detach the button board with FFC from the upper case as shown. 4. Remove the two screws fastening the LED board. 5. Detach the LED board with FFC from the upper case as shown. 6. Remove the two screws fastening the left speaker. 7. Remove the left speaker from the upper case as shown.

Removing the System Fan Thermal ModulesVGA Board and CPU

Replacing Fan Aspire 5050

Disconnect the fan cable from the main board. 2. Remove the three screws holding the system fan. 3. Remove the four spring screws holding the CPU thermal module. 4. Then detach the CPU thermal module as shown. 5. Use a flat screwdriver to release the CPU lock Turn counter clock-wire . 6. Remove the CPU from the CPU socket carefully.

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

AMD RevF RevG CPU Turion64 up to 2.3 GHz, 512KB L2 cache, HyperTransport supporting speed up to 800 MHz AMD RevF RevG CPU Sempron up to 2.2 GHz, 512KB L2 cache, HyperTransport supporting speed up to 800 MHz North Bridge NVIDIA MCP67-MV Single chip S1 Socket package CPU with 638-pin Lindless Micro PGA package TEST Condition 35W Ambient 35 degree C ACPI 1.0b 2.0 3.0, PCI 2.2, System HDD Password Security Control, INT 13h Extensions, PnP BIOS 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.4, Simple Boot Flag 1.0, Boot Block, PCI...

Removing a Password

Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e. 3. Press e twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields. The computer then sets the Supervisor Password parameter to Clear. 4. When you have changed the settings, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. Changing a...

Index of Error Messages

Equipment Configuration Error Causes 1. CPU BIOS Update Code Mismatch 2. IDE Primary Channel Master Drive Error THe causes will be shown before Equipment Configuration Error Memory Error at xxxx xxxx xxxxh R xxxxh, W xxxxh In this situation BIOS will issue 4 short beeps then shut down system, no message will show. In this situation BIOS will shut down system, not show message. Reconnect hard disk drive connector. Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. Hard disk drive System board see...

Special

You can locate the Euro symbol and US dollar sign at the upper-center and or bottom-right of your keyboard. To type 1. Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either directly press the lt gt symbol at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold lt Alt Gr gt and then press the lt 5 gt symbol at the upper-center of the keyboard. NOTE Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com typography faq faq 12.htm for more information. 2. Either directly press the...

Information

AMD Turion tm 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 NOTE The system information is subject to different models. Display the CPU type and speed of the system. Displays the model name of the HDD installed on the primary IDE master. Displays the serial number of the HDD installed on the primary IDE master. Displays the model name of the HDD installed on the primary IDE slave. Displays the serial number of the HDD installed on the primary IDE slave. Displays the model name of devices installed on the...

Integrated Devices

The Integrated Devices screen displays all options and settings for integrated devices. Enables, disables support for Legacy USB. Enables, disables the MAC LAN device. Enables, disables the Azalia audio interface IDE, RAID, AHCI, Linux AHCI or Disabled Enables, disables the SATA hotplug. When enabled, the SATA controller is always on, therefore consuming more power. Enables, disables the SMU System Management Unit function Enables, disables firmware boot up from an external flash drive...

Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

NOTE This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook, first elg connected, then select ggtl fflwstrol Pangl l splay and click on Settimm 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 sgX endmy W Themes Desktop Screen Saver Appearance Settings Drag the monitor icons to match the physical arrangement of your monitors....

Boot

The Boot screen allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the diskette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive, and the CD-ROM in module bay. Information Main Advanced Memory Security PCI BEV NVIDIA Boot Agent 244.0538 Use lt gt or lt I 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.

Phoenix BIOS Beep 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...

Disassembling the LCD Module

Remove the four screw rubbers as shown. 2. Then remove the four screws fastening the LCD bezel. 3. Detach the LCD bezel from the LCD module carefully. 4. Remove the four screws holding the LCD to the LCD panel. 5. Detach the CCD cable connector from the CCD board. 6. Take out the CCD module from the LCD panel. 7. Remove the screw fastening the CCD board to the CCD bracket. 8. Lift out the LCD from the LCD panel as shown. 9. Detach the two inverter cable connectors from the inverter board....

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Supervisor Password Is Clear User Password Is Clear SATA Port 0 Disk Status Clear Set User Password Enter Set SATA Port 0 HDD Password Enter Supervisor Password controls access to the setup utility. It can be used to boot up when Password on boot is enabled. Shows whether the Supervisor Password is set or not Shows whether the User Password is set or not. Shows whether the HDD Password...

Features

Acer Aspire 5520 Scheme

Below is a brief summary of the computer's many features q Windows Vista Ultimate q Windows Vista Home Premium q Windows Vista Home Basic q Windows Vista Starter q AMD Better By Design program, featuring AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology TL-66 TL-64 TL-60 TL-58 TL-56 TL-52 2x512 KB L2 cache, 2.3 GHz 2.2 GHz 2.0 GHz 1.9 GHz 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz, supporting AMD HyperTransport technology for selected models AMD Athlon 64 X2 Mobile Technology TK-53 TK-55 1.70 1.80 GHz, 2x 256 KB L2 cache ,...

Hot Keys

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 the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager. Launches the Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology. See Acer Empowering Technology on page 19. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if...

Removing the Keyboard and LCD Module

Remove the two screws securing the strip cover from the bottom of the notebook. 3. Detach the strip cover from the front side and remove it. 4. Gently pull up the keyboard to release it from the four snaps as shown. 5. Turn over the keyboard as the image shows. Then disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board. 6. Remove the keyboard from the main unit. 7. Disconnect the LCD cable and microphone cable from the main board. 8. Pull out the wireless LAN antennas free from the main unit as...

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 m during POST when Press lt F2 gt to enter Setup message is prompted on the bottom of screen ....

Index of SymptomtoFRU Error Message

LCD backlight doesn t work LCD is too dark LCD brightness cannot be adjusted LCD contrast cannot be adjusted Enter BIOS Utility to execute Load Setup Default Settings, then reboot system. Keyboard if contrast and brightness function key doesn t work . Unreadable LCD screen Missing pels in characters Abnormal screen Wrong color displayed LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines displayed. LCD inverter ID LCD inverter LCD cable LCD Indicator incorrectly remains off or on, but system runs...