Setting a Password

Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password 1. Use the up down keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears Set Supervisor Password Enter New Password Confirm New Password 2. 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...

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. NOTE 1. Charging The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged The light shows green when in AC mode.

PowerOn Self Test POST Error Message

The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is listed first. 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...

Closed Front View

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 an Ethernet 10 100 1000-based network. Supports high definition digital video connections. Connects to a display device e.g., external monitor, LCD projector . Connect to USB 2.0 devices e.g., USB mouse, USB camera . Accepts audio line-in devices e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman, mp3...

Special Key only for certain models

You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the upper-center and or bottom-right of your keyboard. 1. Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either press lt gt on the keyboard, or hold lt Alt Gr gt and then press the lt 5 gt key 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 faq12.htm for more information. 1. Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either press lt gt at the...

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...

Changing a Password

Use the up down 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 e. 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 done,...

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are five menu options Information, Main, 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 to save...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Aspire 5738DG Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor P7350 2.0 GHz Aspire 5738DZG Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T4300 2.1 GHz Aspire 5738G Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor P7450 2.13GHz , T6400 2.0 GHz and T6600 2.2GHz Aspire 5738ZG Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T4200 2.0 GHz Aspire 5738Z Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T4200 2.0 GHz Aspire 5738 Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T6400 2.0 GHz Aspire 5338 Intel CMT1600 Aspire 5542G AMD Turion M620 2.5G 2M and AMD Turion M600 2.4G 2M Aspire...

Platform

For Aspire 5738DG 5738DZG and Aspire 5738G 5738ZG 5738Z 5738 5338 Series Intel Centrino 2 processor technology, featuring Intel Core 2 Duo processor Mobile Intel PM45 GM45 Express Chipset Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 5300 Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5150 5350 Unex HB95 Intel Pentium mobile processor Intel Celeron mobile processor Mobile Intel GM45 GL40 Express Chipset Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b g Draft-N Acer InviLink 802.11b g For Aspire 5542G 5542 5242 and Aspire 5536 5536G 5236 Series AMD...

Touchpad basics with twoclick buttons

The following items show you how to use the touchpad with two-click buttons. Move your finger across the touchpad 1 to move the cursor. Press the left 2 and right 3 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. Tap twice at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button . Click and hold, then use finger on the touchpad to...

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 97. 2. Visually check them...

Communication

Acer Video Conference, featuring Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam Optional Acer Xpress VoIP phone Wi-Fi WiMAX Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5150 5350 For Aspire 5738G 5738ZG 5738Z 5738 5338 Series only WWAN UMTS HSPA at 850 1900 2100 MHz and quad-band GSM GPRS EDGE 850 900 1800 1900 MHz For Aspire 5738G 5738ZG 5738Z 5738 5338 Series only Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 5300 For Aspire 5738G 5738ZG 5738Z 5738 5338 and Aspire 5738DG only Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b g Draft-N Acer InviLink 802.11b g...

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 Acer eSettings in Acer Empowering Technology. Enables disables Bluetooth function. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns the display screen backlight off to save power....

Your Acer Notebook tour

Acer 5542g Fingerprint Reader

After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new computer. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display LCD , displays computer output Configuration may vary by models . Enables disables the wireless LAN function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Enables disables the Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. only for certain models Enables disables the 3G WWAN function. Indicates the status of 3G WWAN communication. only for certain...

Windows Keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform 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 functions lt gt Open or close the Start menu lt gt lt D gt Display the desktop lt gt lt E gt Open Windows Explore lt gt lt F gt Search for a file or folder lt gt lt G gt Cycle through Sidebar gadgets lt gt lt L gt Lock your computer if you are connected to a...

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. Reconnect the LCD connectors. Keyboard if contrast and brightness function key doesn't work . LCD inverter ID LCD cable LCD inverter LCD 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...

Disassembly Process

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 want to remove the main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order. Main Screw List

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.

Easy Launch Buttons

Located above the keyboard are application buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are WLAN, Internet, email, Bluetooth, Arcade and 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, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager.You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start, All Programs, and then Launch Manager to start the application. Wireless LAN...

Removing the Back Cover

Remove Hard Disk Acer Aspire 5542

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 44. 2. See Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 45. 3. See Removing the DIMM Module on page 46. 4. Remove the two captive screws and three screws A securing the back cover. 5. Use a plastic screw driver to carefully pry open the back cover. 6. Remove the back cover from the lower case.

Fazer Boot No Acer Aspire 5542g

The Exit screen contains parameters that confirmed or discard the changes made to the parameters in the BIOS Setup Utility. Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. Help Select Item H l Change Values Exit K9 Select Menu Select Sub-Menu The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. Exit utility without saving setup data...

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...

LCD Module Disassembly Process

Acer Aspire 6930 Recovery

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 44. 2. See Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 45. 3. See Removing the DIMM Module on page 46. 4. See Removing the Back Cover on page 47. 5. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48. 6. See Removing the WLAN Modules on page 51. 7. See Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 53. 8. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 56. 9. See Removing the Keyboard on page 58. 10. See Removing the LCD Module on page 59. 11. Remove the four screw covers from...

Remove HDD Password

Acer 5536g Festplate

This section teaches you how to remove HDD password If you key in the wrong HDD password thrice, HDD password error code will appear on the screen. See the image below. If you need to solve HDD password locked problem, you can run HDD_PW.EXE 1. Key in hdd_pw 15494 0 3. Choose one of the uppercase strings Reboot the system and key in 0KJFN42 or UVEIQ96 as your HDD user password. Reboot the system and key in 0KJFN42 or UVEIQ96 as your HDD user password.

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...

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Remove Acer 5536

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 44. 2. See Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 45. 3. See Removing the DIMM Module on page 46. 4. See Removing the Back Cover on page 47. 5. Remove the one screw F securing the hard disk drive module. 7. Lift the hard disk drive module and remove it from the hard disk drive bay. NOTE To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it. 8. Remove the two screws D securing the hard disk to the bracket and remove the...

Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery

Aspire 5542g

This section provides the standard operating procedures for clearing the password and BIOS recovery for the system. There is one Hardware Open Gap on the main board for clearing the password check and one Hotkey for enabling BIOS Recovery. Clearing Password Check Hardware Open Gap Description Hardware Gap Position on the Main Board Gap name in Aspire 5738DG 5738DZG Series and Aspire 5738G 5738ZG 5738Z 5738 5338 Series is G78. Gap name in Aspire 5542G 5542 5242 and Aspire 5536 5536G 5236 Series...

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...

Removing the Optical Drive Module

Acer Aspire 5520 Bluetooth Button Driver

Use a screw driver to push out the locker bracket of the optical drive ODD module. Slowly pull out the ODD module from the ODD drive bay. 8. Remove the one screw C securing the locker bracket and remove the locker bracket from the optical disk drive module. Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48. Optical Drive Module on page 53. driver to pry loose the side of the middle cover. 9. Carefully pry loose the middle cover from the latches securing it. 10. Detach the...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

Diagram Aspire 5542

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 5738DG 5738DZG Series, Aspire 5738G 5738ZG 5738Z 5738 5338 Series, Aspire 5542G 5542 5242 Series and Aspire 5536 5536G 5236 Series. 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...

Removing the WLAN Modules

Acer Aspire 5738 Wireless

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 44. 2. See Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 45. 3. See Removing the DIMM Module on page 46. 4. See Removing the Back Cover on page 47. 5. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48. 6. Disconnect the black antenna cable from connector 1 and the white antenna cable from connector 2 on the short wireless board module. 7. Remove the one screw F securing the short wireless board module to the system. 8. Detach the short wireless board module from...

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. NOTE lt Fn gt lt F11 gt works only for certain models. Scroll Lock lt Fn gt lt F12 gt When...

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility Supervisor Password is User Password is HDD Password is Supervisor Password is User Password is HDD Password is Supervisor Password controls access of the whole setup utility. It can be used to boot up when Password on boot is enabled. NOTE Please refer to Remove HDD BIOS Password section if you need to know how to remove HDD BIOS Password. Shows the...

Factory Restore Aspire 5542

The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable boot option and recovery. lt Tab gt , lt Shift-Tab gt , or lt Enter gt selects field. Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility Boot Quiet Boot Network Boot F12 Boot Menu D2D Recovery SATAMode Enabled Enabled Disabled Enabled AHCI lt Tab gt , lt Shift-Tab gt , or lt Enter gt selects field. Exit Select Menu BE333M Select Sub-Menu NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ. Sets...

System memory

For Aspire 5738DG 5738DZG and Aspire 5738G 5738ZG 5738Z 5738 5338 Series Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 800 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules Up to 2 GB of DDR3 800 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules Up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable to 8 GB using two soDIMM modules For Aspire 5542G 5542 5242 and Aspire 5536 5536G 5236 Series Up to 2 GB of DDR2, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules Up to 4 GB of DDR2, upgradeable to 8 GB using two...

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 ....

Information

The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. Intel CPU Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility Intel R Core TM 2 Duo CPU T6400 2.00 GHz Help Hselect Item B 9 Change Values Setup Defaults Exit J.Select Menu gnjU Select Sub-Menu flJJ Save and Exit Help Hselect Item B 9 Change Values Setup Defaults Exit J.Select Menu gnjU Select Sub-Menu flJJ Save and Exit Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility CPU Type CPU Speed IDE0 Model Name IDE0 Serial Number ATAPI Model Name...

Dimension and weight

Dimension 383.82 250 37.74 mm NOTES 1. means only for certain models. 2. The specifications listed above are for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased. AGT1. CPU UF DR Mamoiy UF INTEGRATEDGRAHPICS LVDS, CRT l F AGT1. CPU UF DR Mamoiy UF INTEGRATEDGRAHPICS LVDS, CRT l F 6PCte ports PCIPCI BRIDGE ACPI 2.0 4 SATA 12 USB 2.0 1.1 ports ETHERNET 10 100 1000MbE High Definition Auda LPCI F Serial Peripheral l F Matrix Storage Tedinology DO Active Maragemnet...

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...

FRU List

Aspire 5738DG 5738DZG Series, Aspire 5542G 5542 5242 Series, Aspire 5738G 5738ZG 5738Z 5738 5338 Series and Aspire 5536 5536G 5236 Series FRU List 1. ACER_ASPIRE 5738DG M92XT512CBB 2V3_JV50_MV NO LX.PKD02.002 1. ACER_ASPIRE 5738DG M92XT512CBB 2V3_JV50_MV NO LX.PKD02.002 ADAPTER 65W 19V 3PIN HIPRO HP-A0652R3B 1LF LV5 LED LF YELLOW ADAPTER 65W 19V 3PIN DELTA ADP-65JH DB A LV5 LED LF YELLOW ADAPTER 65W 19V 3PIN LITEON PA-1650-22AC LV5 LED LF YELLOW BATTERY PANASONIC AS-2007A LI-ION 3S2P PANASONIC...

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...