Removing the Optical Disk Drive Module

Acer Aspire Optical Drive Module

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 45 2. Loosen the three captive screws in the HDD Cover. 3. Lift the HDD cover up using the finger tab to remove. Six tabs hold the door in place. 4. Remove the screw securing the 0DD module. 5. Slide the 0DD module out of the assembly 5. Slide the 0DD module out of the assembly 6. Remove the screws securing the ODD bracket and remove the ODD bracket from the optical disk drive module. 7. Insert an appropriate tool into the manual ODD tray release to open...

Replacing the Thermal Module

IMPORTANT Ensure all heat pads are in place before replacing the Thermal Module. The following thermal pads are approved for use Eapus XR-PE 1. Remove all traces of thermal grease or pad adhesive from the CPU and thermal module using a lint-free cloth or cotton swab and Isopropyl Alcohol, Acetone, or other approved cleaning agent. 4. Insert the four screws to secure the Thermal Module to the Mainboard in the following order 1, 2, 3, 4.

Replacing the Power Board

Insert the Power Board into the Lower Cover so the slot on the Power Board hooks onto the securing tab in the upper cover. IMPORTANT The FFC is soldered to the power board. Take care when lifting to minimize bending of the connection, lest breakage occur. 2. Adhere the FFC to the Speaker Module.

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Acer. 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 office may...

Removing the DIMM Module

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 45 2. Loosen the two captive screws in the Memory Cover. 3. Lift the Memory Cover up to remove. Pull up using the thumb tab indicated by the circle below to release the seven clips securing the cover in place. 4. Identify the SODIMM to remove. The image below shows the locations of SODIMM slot 0 and SODIMM slot 1. Slot 0 must be populated first when installing or replacing defective memory. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. 2. Loosen the two...

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 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.exe. The following messages show dmitools usage Compal DMI String Ft W Utility Verl .40 for 2006 03 14 DMITOOLS R I WP WS WU STRING Write...

Replacing the LCD Bezel

Travelmate 4230 Display Cable

Route the LVDS cable through the cable channel and hinge cover as shown. 2. Route the Antenna cables and microphone cable through the cable channel and hinge cover as shown. 3. Connect the left and right hinge cover part of the LCD bezel, making sure that the cables pass through the holes. 4. Press down on the bottom edge of the bezel until the securing clips snap into place. 4. Press down on the bottom edge of the bezel until the securing clips snap into place. 5. Continue pressing down...

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Acer Aspire 5538g Hard

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 45 2. Loosen the two captive screws in the HDD Cover. 3. Lift the HDD cover up using the finger tab to remove. Six tabs hold the door in place. Remove the two screws securing the HDD Module in place. 5. Slide the HDD in the direction of the arrow to disconnect the HDD from the interface connector. 5. Slide the HDD in the direction of the arrow to disconnect the HDD from the interface connector. 6. Lift the hard disk drive module out of the bay. NOTE To...

Removing 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 Enter Current Password Enter New Password Confirm New Password 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter. 3. Press Enter 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...

Replacing the Mainboard

Connect the DC-In Cable to the mainboard. 2. Reach under the mainboard to plug in the LVDS cable. 3. Insert the Mainboard right side first, aligning the I O ports with the Lower Cover. 6. Insert the two screws securing the Mainboard and Fan to the Lower Cover as indicated. 7. Connect the Microphone Cable to the Mainboard. 7. Connect the Microphone Cable to the Mainboard.

Replacing the IO Board

Connect the I O Board Cable to the I O Board. 2. Apply the adhesive to secure the I O Board cable to the Lower Cover. 3. Insert the board into the lower cover so the white tab is under the securing clip in the lower cover, taking care to align the screw holes. 5. Connect the cable to the Mainboard. 5. Connect the cable to the Mainboard.

Replacing the Button Board

Insert the Mainboard FFC through the cover as shown. 2. Place the Button Board on the Upper Cover so that the securing tab penetrates the slot on the Button Board, then slide the board forward as shown. 3. Adhere the FFCs to the upper cover. 5. Replace the four screws to secure the button board to the Upper Cover. 5. Replace the four screws to secure the button board to the Upper Cover. 6. Replace the mylar sheet covering the Button Board. 6. Replace the mylar sheet covering the Button...

Power

The Power screen allows the user to configure CPU and power management options. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Enter the Advanced CPU Control menu. Thermal Trip Points Setting Throttle On Temp. Enable or Disable ACPI S1 S3 Sleep State. Enable or Disable ACPI S1 S3 Sleep State. Disable or Enable wake up when the system power is off and a PCI Power Management Enable wake up event occurs. Disable or...

Remove Hddbios Password Utilities

This section provide you with removing HDD BIOS method Remove HDD Password When the user keys in the wrong password three times, the system reports the following error code to user. To unlock the HDD password, perform the following steps 1. Press Enter to display the Select Item screen. 2. Select Enter Unlock Password and press Enter. An Unlock Password displays. 3. Make a note of the key, 76943488 in the example. 4. Boot up the system to a removable bootable drive containing DOS and the...

Removing the LCD Bezel

Lcd Pad Aspire 7730g

See Removing the LCD Module on page 85. 2. Remove the four screw covers and four screws securing the front bezel to the LCD cover. Starting from the inside top edge, pry the bezel away from the panel. Continue moving along the top, prying the bezel away from the LCD Module. If necessary, use a plastic pry to release the corners of the bezel. Work towards the middle and down the sides of the bezel, separating the securing clips. Work towards the middle and down the sides of the bezel,...

Closed Front View

Indicates the computer's battery status. 1. Charging The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged The light shows blue 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. Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Note Wrap the computer security lock cable around an immovable object such as a...

Enter New Password Confirm New Password

Type a password in the Enter New Password field. The password length can not exceeds 8 alphanumeric characters A-Z, a-z, 0-9, not case sensitive . Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. IMPORTANT Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen. 3. Press Enter. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to Set. 4. If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter. 5. When you are done,...

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...

Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart

Aspire 5538 Disassembly

IMPORTANT The keyboard is easily warped or damaged during the removal process. Take care not to use excessive force when removing the keyboard and replace if any damage occurs. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. 2. Turn the computer rightside up and open the lid to the full extent. 3. Unlock the six securing latches by pressing down with a suitable plastic tool then sliding along the back edge of the keyboard. IMPORTANT The use of metal tools may damage the outer casing. Use plastic...

Replacing the Speaker Modules

Acer Aspire 6930 Speaker

Place the right side speaker onto the Lower Cover as shown. Place the right side speaker into the Lower Cover and peel back the mylar to expose the wire guides as shown. 3. Peel back the mylar and insert the Speaker Cable into the cable channel. Ensure that the cable passes under all cable clips.

Realtek Boot Agent Aspire One Boot From Netwerk

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. Information Main Advanced Security Power Boot Exit 2. IDE1 TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-U633A 4. Network Boot Realtek Boot Agent Use lt t gt or lt 1 gt to select a device, then press lt F5 gt to move it down the list, or lt F6 gt to move it up the list. Press lt Esc gt to escape the menu The Exit...

Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery

Cmos Jumper For Aspire 5335

This section provide you the standard operating procedures of clearing password and BIOS recovery for Aspire 5538. Aspire 5538 provides one Hardware Open Gap on main board for clearing password check, and one Hotkey for enabling BIOS Recovery. Clearing Password Check Hardware Open Gap Description 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...

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....

DLL Timing Control Registers RCOMP settings

Perform JEDEC memory initialization for all memory rows Perform steps required after memory init Program DRAM throttling and throttling event registers Setup DRAM control register for normal operation and enable Clear DRAM initialization bit in the SB Initialization Sequence Completed, program graphic clocks

Taking Apart Acer Aspire 5530

How Take Apart Acer Aspire 5538

Release the locking latch and disconnect the Power Board FFC as shown. b. Release the locking latch and disconnect the Power Board FFC as shown. c. Release the locking latch and disconnect the Button Board FFC as shown. c. Release the locking latch and disconnect the Button Board FFC as shown. d. Release the locking latch and disconnect the Media Board FFC as shown. d. Release the locking latch and disconnect the Media Board FFC as shown. 5. Starting at a top corner, pry apart the Upper and...

Rear View

The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. The battery indicator is visible even when the computer cover is closed. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Indicates the status of Wireless LAN communication. Indicates the status of 3G communication. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. Indicates the computer's battery status. NOTE 1. Charging The battery light shows amber when the...

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. 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...

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 ....

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....

Disassembly Process

The disassembly process is divided into the following sections External components 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 want to remove the Mainboard, you must first remove the Keyboard, and LCD Module then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

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...

Removing BIOS Passwords

If you key in the wrong Supervisor Password three times, System Disabled displays on the screen. See the image below. To reset the BIOS password, run clnpwd.exe as follows 1. From a DOS prompt, Execute clnpwd.exe ODER Clean Password Utility VI.00 Press 1 or 2 to clean any password shown as below i.User Password 2.Supervisor Password 2. Press 1 or 2 to clean the desired password shown on the screen. The on-screen message determines whether the function is successful or not.

Using Boot Sequence Selector

Boot Sequence Selector allows the boot order to be changes without accessing the BIOS. To use Boot Sequence Selector, perform the following steps 2. Execute BS.exe to display the usage screen. 3. Select the desired boot sequence by entering the corresponding sequence, for example, enter BS2 to change the boot sequence to HDD CD ROM LAN Floppy.

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....

Information

Insydeh20 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 AMD Athlon tm X2 Dual Core Processor L310 1200 MHz WDC WD2500BEVT-22ZCT0 WD-WXE409NM6664 TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-U633A 12345656780 Chassis Asset Tag Aspire 5538G Acer NOTE The system information is subject to different models. NOTE The system information is subject to...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Throttling 50 On 90 C OFF 80 C OS shut down at 95 C H W shut down at 87 C North Bridge Specifications Throttling 50 On 90 C OFF 80 C OS shut down at 95 C H W shut down at 87 C North Bridge Specifications Integrated VGA solution for AMD RS780MN UMA . On board VGA solution for ATI M92-S2 LP DIS . Adjustable 128MB UMA VGA memory share from North Bridge. Adjustable 512MB DIS VGA memory share from North Bridge. Internal transfer rate Mbits sec, max Internal transfer rate Mbits sec, max Internal...

Aspire FRU List

Adapter DELTA 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow ADP-65MH B A LV5, LF LF Adapter LITE-ON 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow PA-1650-22AG , LV5 LF Adapter HIPRO 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow HP-A0653R3B 1LF , LV5 LF Battery SANYO AS-2009D Li-Ion 3S2P SANYO 6 cell 4400mAh Main COMMON ID AS09D31 W Halogen Free Battery SANYO AS-2009D Li-Ion 3S2P SANYO 6 cell 4400mAh Main COMMON AS09D31 Battery SONY AS-2009D Li-Ion 3S2P SONY 6 cell 4400mAh Main COMMON ID AS09D41 W Halogen Free Battery SONY AS-2009D Li-Ion 3S2P SANYO 6...