Preface

Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information.

  1. This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION decided for Acer's "global" product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e.g. add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability). These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be covered in this generic service guide. In such cases, please contact your regional offices or the responsible personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details.
  2. Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it will not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.

System Specifications 1

Features 1

System Block Diagram 3

Your Acer Notebook tour 4

Right View 6

Indicators 9

Easy-Launch Buttons 9

Touchpad basics (with two-click buttons) 10

Using the Keyboard 11

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad 11

Windows Keys 12

Hot Keys 13

Special Key (only for certain models) 14

Acer Empowering Technology 15

Launching Acer Empowering Technology 15

Empowering Technology password 16

Acer eAudio Management (only for certain models) 17

Acer ePower Management 18

Acer eDataSecurity Management (only for certain models) 19

Acer eRecovery Management 20

Acer eSettings Management 22

Windows Mobility Center 23

Using the System Utilities 24

Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) 24

Hardware Specifications and Configurations 26

System Utilities 33

BIOS Setup Utility 33

Navigating the BIOS Utility 34

Information 35

Main 36

Security 38

Boot 42

Exit 43

BIOS Flash Utility 44

Remove HDD/BIOS Utility 45

Machine Disassembly and Replacement 47

Disassembly Requirements 47

General Information 48

Pre-disassembly Instructions 48

Disassembly Process 48

External Module Disassembly Process 49

External Modules Disassembly Flowchart 49

Removing the Battery Pack 50

Removing the SD dummy card 51

Removing the ExpressCard dummy card 51

Removing the Lower Cover 52

Removing the DIMM 53

Removing the WLAN Board Modules 54

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module 56

Removing the Optical Drive Module 58

Main Unit Disassembly Process 61

Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart 61

Removing the Middle Cover 62

Removing the Keyboard 63

Removing the Heatsink Fan Module 64

Removing the CPU Heatsink Module 65

Removing the CPU 66

Removing the LCD Module 67

Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case 70

Removing the LED Board 73

Removing the Speaker Module 75

Removing the Touchpad Module 77

Removing the Modem Board 80

Removing the Main Board 82

Removing the USB Board Module 84

Removing the Bluetooth Modules 86

LCD Module Disassembly Process 87

LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart 87

Removing the LCD Bezel 88

Removing the LCD panel with the Brackets 89

Removing the Inverter Board and FPC Cable 90

Removing the LCD Brackets 93

Removing the Antennas 94

Removing the Web Camera 95

Troubleshooting 97

System Check Procedures 98

External Diskette Drive Check 98

External CD-ROM Drive Check 98

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check 98

Memory Check 99

Power System Check 99

Touchpad Check 101

Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message 102

Index of Error Messages 103

Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes 106

Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message 111

Intermittent Problems 115

Undetermined Problems 116

Jumper and Connector Locations 117

Top and Bottom View 117

Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery 119

Clearing Password Check 119

BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk 120

FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 121

Aspire 5235/5535 Series Exploded Diagram 122

Model Definition and Configuration 130

Aspire 5235/5535 Series 130

Test Compatible Components 155

Microsoft® Windows® Vista Environment Test 156

Online Support Information 159

Index 161

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