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...

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.

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NOTE The system information is subject to different models. This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system. This field shows the model name of HDD installed on primary IDE master. This field displays the serial number of HDD installed on primary IDE master. This field displays the mofel name of devices installed on secondary IDE master. The hard disk drive or optical drive model name is automatically detected by the system. This field shows the serial number of devices installed on...

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...

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,...

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 function + < Tab> Activates next taskbar button. + < E> Opens the My Computer window + < F1> Opens Help and Support. + < F> Opens the Find All Files dialog box. + < R> Opens the Run dialog box. < Shift> + + < M> Undoes the minimize...

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...

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 G 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, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. Acer Empowering Technology (user-programmable) Internet browser (user-programmable) Email...

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)....

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

Remove two screws fastening the upper case assembly to the lower case assembly. 2. Disconnect the LED board cable from the main board. 3. Disconnect the touchpad cable from the main board. 4. Remove eight screws fastening the upper case assembly and the lower case assembly on the bottom as shown. 5. Detach the upper case assembly carefully.

Check the Power Adapter

Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power adapter cable. See the following figure 1. If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adapter. 2. If the voltage is within the range, do the following If the problem is not corrected, see Undetermined Problems on page 84. If the voltage is not correct, go to the next step. NOTE An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate a defect. 3. If the power-on indicator does...

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart

The flowchart on the succeeding page gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to remove the system board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order. C*2 LCD hinges to logic D*2 LCD hinges to logic C*2 on bottom side C*8 upper case assembly to lower case assembly on bottom side C*2 upper case assembly to lower case...

Front view

Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output. 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 serves as a 4-way scroll button. Comfortable support area for our hands when you use the computer. Internal microphone for sound recording. For use with Acer Arcade and other media playing...

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...

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 screw fastening the LCD inverter. 5. Take out the LCD inverter from the LCD cover, then disconnect the LCD cable from the inverter. 6. Disconnect the LCD power cable on the other side. 7. Remove the two screws fastening the LCD assembly. 8. Take out the LCD assembly from the LCD panel. 9. Tear off the tape fastening the LCD cable. 10. Remove...

Acer ePerformance Management

Acer 5532 Recovery Disk

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.

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22 Byte 32 Byte 16 Byte 16 Byte 32 Byte There are six menu options Info., Main, System Devices, Security, Boot, and Exit. Follow these instructions To choose a menu, use the cursor left right keys gg . To choose a parameter, use the cursor up down keys QQ . To change the value of a parameter, press por Q. A plus sign indicates the item has sub-items. Press to expand this item. Press while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu. In any menu, you can load default settings by...

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 ....

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

Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface. To launch it, select Acer ePower Management from the Empowering Technology interface, or double-click the Acer ePower Management icon in the task tray. 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, Memory Card, Audio, and Wired LAN. To suit your usage, there are four pre-defined...

Removing the LCD Module

Open the LCD module as shown See the left and the middle picture . 2. Detach the middle cover from the main unit carefully. 3. Remove the screw fastening the keyboard. 4. Then turn over the keyboard as shown. 5. Disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board. 6. Turn over the notebook, remove two screws fastening the LCD module on the bottom. 7. Then turn the notebook to the front side. Take out the antenna then disconnect the LCD cable See the middle and the right images . 8. Remove four...

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 Euro 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. 1. Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either directly press the lt Dollar gt key at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold lt Shift gt and then press the lt...

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Aspire 5610 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...

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...

Acer eRecovery Management

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 .

Changing 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. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. 4. Press . 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, press g to save...

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 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...

Setting a Password

Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password 1. Use the Q andQ keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears Set Supervisor Password Enter 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 careful when typing your password...

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...

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...

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 69. 2. Visually check them...

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. Aspire 5610 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...

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

Information Main Advanced Security Boot information Main Advanced Security Boot Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Exit Select Menu Ente Select 4 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 to CMOS. Load default values for all SETUP item. Load previous values from CMOS for all SETUP items. The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions New versions...

Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly

Case Acer Aspire 5610

Detach the switch board from the main board. 2. Remove the screw fastening the modem board. 3. Disconnect the modem board from the main board then detach the modem board. 4. Detach the modem cable from the lower case. 5. Disconnect the speaker cable from the main board. 6. Then disconnect the microphone cable from the main baord. 7. Remove the screw fastening the main board to the lower case. 7. Remove the screw fastening the main board to the lower case. 8. Pull the lower case outwards as...

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...

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The table below describes the parameters in the screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Configure serial port B using options Disabled No configuration Enabled User configuration Auto BIOS or OS chooses configuration OS Controlled Displayedd when controlled by OS The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Supervisor Password Is User Password Is HDD Password Is controls accesses of the whole...

Aspire 5610 Boot Menu

This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the distette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM in module bay. Information Main Advanced Security IDE 1 MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ-845S IDE 2 USB FDD PCI LAN Broadcom MBA USB HDD USB KEY Use lt t gt or lt i gt to select a devic devices, then press lt F6 gt to move it up the list, or lt F5 gt to move it down the list. Press Help t i Select Item F5 F6 Change...

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...

Disassembling the Upper Case Assembly

Acer Aspire 7520g

Remove the two screws fastening the media board. 7. Take out the media board cable from the lower case as shown. 8. Detach the media board from the upper case carefully. NOTE Only Aspire 5650 series have media board. 9. Tear off the mylar on top of the touchpad bracket. 10. Remove the screws holding the touchpad bracket. 11. Then detach the touchpad bracket from the uppwer case. 12. Disconnect the touchpad FFC. 13. Then remove the touchpad FFC from the touchpad. 14. Detach the touchpad from...