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...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Core Duo processor T2300 T2400 T2500 T2600 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.66 1.83 2 2.16 GHz, 667 MHz FSB) or higher Intel Core Duo processor T7200 T7400 T7600 (4 MB L2 cache, 2.0 2.16 2.33 GHz, 667 MHz FSB) or and T5500 T5600 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.66 1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB) Intel 945GM 945PM Express chipset+ICH7 ACPI 1.0b, PC Card 95, SM BIOS 2.3, IEEE1284-ECP EPP, PCI 2.2, WFM 2.0, PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, PS 2 keyboard and mouse, USB 2.0, VGA BIOS, CD-ROM bootable, IEEE 1394, PXE NOTE If you need to check PXE...

Easy Launch Buttons

Located above the keyboard are four buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are mail Web browser, Empowering Key and one user-programmable button. Press to run the Acer Empowering Technology. The mail and Web brolSflbuttons are pre-set to email and Internet To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, Acer Empowering Technology (user-programmable) Internet browser (user-programmable) Email application (user-programmable)

Advanced Settings

Alarm Load Defaults Power Button and Password About 0 Enable Action for Low Battery -Action for Low Battery Notification Method Action after Alarm Run Program 0 Enable Action for Critical Battery Action for Critical Battery Alarm Level Notification Method Action after Alarm Run Program

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 < F2> to enter Setup message is prompted on the bottom of screen)....

Removing the Memory and the HDD Module

Remove the five screws fastening the DIMM cover. 2. Detach the DIMM cover carefully. 3. Pop out the memory carefully. 4. Disconnect wireless main and auxiliary antenna from the wireless LAN card. 5. Remove the two screws fastening the wireless LAN card. 6. Then take out the wireless LAN card from the main unit. 7. Remove the three screwss fastening the HDD cover. 8. Detach the HDD cover from the main unit. 9. Remove the four screws fastening the HDD module. 10. Then detach the HDD module...

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,...

Removing a Password

Use the Q and Q keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the key. The Set Password box appears 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press . 3. Press 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 g to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Battery status

For real-time battery life estimates based on current usage, referto the panel on the lower left-hand side of the window. You can also click Advanced Settings to Select what actions will be taken when the cover is closed, and set passwords for accessing the system after Hibernation or Standby. View information about Acer ePower Management.

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 netebook, 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...

Indicators

The computer has four easy-to-read status indicators on the upper-right above the keyboard, and four on the front panel. The power, battery and wireless communication status indicators are visible even when the LCD display is closed. Indicates when the hard disc or optical drive is active. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Lights up when the battery is being charged. NOTE 1. Charging The light shows amber when the battery is...

Right View

Connect to USB 2.0 devices e.g., USB mouse, USB camera . Connects to a television or display device with S-video input for Aspire 5560 . Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolong use. Connects to an Ethernet 10 100 1000-based network 1000 Mbps for Aspire 5560 . Connects to IEEE 1394 devices for Aspire 5560 . Note A 4-pin socket is used for laptop. The 6-pin socket is commonly found on desktop. As to 9-pin connector, it is for the faster FireWire 800.

Your Acer Notebook tour

After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new Aspire computer. Also called LCD liquid-crystal display , displays computer output. Light-Emitting Diodes LEDs that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. For entering data into your computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. Click buttons left, center and right The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons the center button...

Removing the LCD Module

Detach the middle cover from the main uiit carefully. 2. Disconnect the launch board FFC from the launch board. Remove the middle cover with launch board and microphone from the main unit. Disconnect the microphone cable from the launch board. 5. Take out the microphone from the middle cover. 6. Remove the two screws fastening the launch board. 7. Then remove the launch board from the middle cover. 8. Remove the screw holding the keyboard. 9. Turn over the keyboard as shown. 10. Disconnect...

System Check Procedures

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...

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...

Acer ePerformance Management

Acer Eperformance Management

Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of your Acer notebook. It provides you with the following options to enhance overall system performance Memory optimization - releases unused memory and check usage. Disk optimization - removes unneeded items and files. Speed optimization - improves the usability and performance of your Windows XP system.

Acer eSettings Management

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. Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigating through the program effortlessly. Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users. Logs when a hardware component has been removed or replaced. Permits you to...

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 Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge Plastic flat head screw driver 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. When you...

Acer eData Security Management

Acer eDataSecurity Management is handy file encryption utility that protexts your files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. It is conveniently integrated with Windows explorer as a shell extension for quick and easy data encryption decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for MSN Messager and Microsoft Outlook. There are two passwords that can be used to encrypt decrypt a file the supervisor passowrd and the file-specific password. The supervisor passwork is a master...

Acer eRecovery Management

Acer 3270 Recovery

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 Recovery of applications and drivers. Back up to HDD set recovery point . Recover from a hidden partition factory defaults . Recover from the HDD most recent user-defined recovery point ....

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 71. 2. Visually check them...

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...

Left View

Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Internal optical drive accepts CDs or DVDs. Some models have slot-in ODD module. The picture displays tray-in ODD module . 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. Accepts and ExpressCard 34 module for Aspire 5560 Note ExpressCards are third generation of PC cards, hot-swapable and smaller than previous PC Cards. Designed for both...

Acer eLock Management

Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock up your removable data, optical and floppy drives to ensure that data can't be stolen while your notebook is unattended. 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. Optical drive deivces - includes any kind of CD-ROM or...

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...

Hot Keys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like sreen 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 ePowerManagement in Acer eManager. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns the display screen backlight off to save...

Acer Empowering Technology

Acer Extensa 5220 Nustatymai

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 Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms. Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media. Acer ePerformance Management improves system performance by optimizing disk space, memory and registry settings. Acer eRecovery Management backs up recovers data...

Disassembling the LCD Module

Remove the four screw caps as shown. 2. Remove the four screws holding the LCD bezel. 3. Then detach the LCD bezel from the LCD module. 4. Remove the two screws fastening the LCD inverter. 5. Take out the LCD inverter from the LCD cover, then disconnect the LCD cable from the inverter. 6. Remove the two screws holding the LCD to the LCD panel. 7. Remove the LCD assembly from the LCD panel as shown. 8. Remove the two screws fastening the wireless antenna set. 9. Detach the wireless antenna...

Disassembling the Upper Case Assembly

Remove the two screws fastening the LED board. 2. The remove the LED board from the upper case assembly carefully. 3. Disconnect the LED board FFC from the LED board. 4. Disconnect the touchpad FFC then remove it. 5. Remove the four screws fastening the touchpad bracket. 6. Remove the touchpad bracket with touchpad . 7. Detach the touchpad from the touchpad bracke.t

Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly

Acer Aspire 5735z Disassembling

Turn over the lower case assembly to the bottom side, then disconnect the fan cable. 5. Turn over the lower case assemlby to the fron side, then detach the bluetooth module. 6. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the main board. 7. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth module as shown. 8. Disconnect the speaker set cable from the main board. 9. Remove the four screws fastening the main board to the lower case. 10. Detach the main board from the lower case carefully. 11. Remove...