PowerOn Self Test POST Error Message

The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is 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 page 125. The...

Navigating the BIOS Utility

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 (zx). To choose a parameter, use the cursor up down keys (wy). To change the value of a parameter, press por q. A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press e to expand this item. Press A 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 t. You can also press u...

Windows Keys

The keyboard has one key that performs 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 Search All Files dialog box. + < R> Opens the Run dialog box. < Shift> + + < M> Undoes the...

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 < > symbol at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold < Alt Gr> and then press the< 5> symbol 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 faq 12.htm for more information. 1. Open a text editor or...

Right View

Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Internal optical drive accepts CDs or DVDs (slot-load or tray-load depending on model). 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.

External Diskette Drive Check

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...

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

Remove the screw fastening the ODD from the bottom of the notebook. 2. Push the ODD module outwards and gently pull it out as shown. 3. Press and release the PC dummy card from the PC slot as shown. 4. Then press the release the memory dummy card from the 5-in-1 card reader slot as shown. 5. Remove the eight screws fastening the upper case and the lower case assembly on the bottom. 6. Remove the eight screws fastening the upper case assembly and the lower case assembly on the front side. 7....

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,...

Acer eData Security Management J

Acer eDataSecurity Management is handy file encryption utility that protects 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 Messenger and Microsoft Outlook. The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a supervisor password and default encryption. This encryption will be used to encrypt files by...

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check

Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested. If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected character appears, make sure that the flexible cable extending from the keyboard is correctly seated in the connector on the system board. If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test. If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU 1. Reconnect the keyboard cables....

Power System Check

To verify the symptom of the problem, power on the computer using each of the following power sources 2. Connect the power adapter and check that power is supplied. 3. Disconnect the power adapter and install the charged battery pack then check that power is supplied by the battery pack. If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate power supply check in the following list Check the Power Adapter on page 111 Check the Battery Pack on page 112

Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

NOTE This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook, then select ggtl Swstrol Pangl l splay and click on Settimm 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 Themes Desktop Screen Saver Appearance Settings Drag the monitor icons to match the physical arrangement of your monitors. Themes Desktop Screen Saver Appearance...

Features

Below is a brief summary of the computer's many features Operating system Genuine Windows VistaTM Home Basic Home Premium Ultimate Business Edition Genuine Windows XP Home Professional Edition (Service Pack 2) Genuine Windows XP Media Center Tablet Edition Genuine Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4) NOTE Windows VistaTM Capable PCs come with Windows XP installed, and can be upgraded to Windows Vista . For more information on Windows Vista and how to upgrade, go to Microsoft.com windowsvista. Intel...

Left View

Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). Connects to an Ethernet 10 100 1000-based network (for selected models). Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD). Accepts an Express Card 54 module. Note Express Cards...

Your Acer Notebook Tour

After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new Aspire computer. Front View 0.3 megapixel web camera for video communication. Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Wireless communication button indicator Enables disables the wireless function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Enables disables the Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. For entering data into your computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which...

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 Pin 1 +19 to +20.5V Pin 2 0V, Ground 1. If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adapter. 2. If the voltage is within the range, do the following q If the problem is not corrected, see Undetermined Problems on page 125. q If the voltage is not correct, go to the next step. NOTE An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate 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. 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...

Change Values Select Su bMenu

NOTE The system information is subject to different models. 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 shows the model name of devices installed on secondary IDE master. The hard disk drive or optical drive model name is automatically detected by the system. This...

Removing the Wireless LAN Card Modem Card

Disconnect the two antennae from the wireless LAN card. 2. Remove the two screws fastening the wireless LAN card. 3. Then take out the wireless LAN card from the main unit. 4. Remove the two screws fastening the modem card and detach the modem card from the main board. 5. Disconnect the RJ-11 cable and remove the modem card.

Removing the System Fan Thermal Module and CPU

Disconnect the fan cable from the main board. 2. Remove the three screws holding the system fan. 3. Remove the four spring screws holding the CPU thermal module. 4. Then detach the CPU thermal module as shown. 5. Use a flat screwdriver to release the CPU lock Turn counter clock-wire . 6. Remove the CPU from the CPU socket carefully.

Removing a Password

Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e. 3. Press e 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 the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. Changing a...

Disassembling the LCD Module

Remove the four screw rubbers as shown. 2. Then remove the four screws fastening the LCD bezel. 3. Detach the LCD bezel from the LCD module carefully. 4. Remove the four screws holding the LCD to the LCD panel. 5. Detach the CCD cable connector from the CCD board. 6. Take out the CCD module from the LCD panel. 7. Remove the screw fastening the CCD board to the CCD bracket. 8. Lift out the LCD from the LCD panel as shown. 9. Detach the two inverter cable connectors from the inverter board....

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 . See...

Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly

Disconnect the USB cable from the main board. 2. Remove the screw fastening the USB board and take out the board and its cable from the lower case. 3. Then detach the USB cable from the USB board. 4. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the main board. 5. Take out the Bluetooth module and its cable from the lower case as shown. 6. Then detach the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth module. 7. Disconnect the right speaker cable from the main board. 8. Remove the two screws fastening the right...

Acer eSettings Management lui

Acer Orbicam Sistem Bilgisi

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. q Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigating. q Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users. To launch the Acer OrbiCam, double click on the Acer OrbiCam icon on the screen. OR Click Start gt All...

Confirm New Password [j

Type a password in the Enter New Password field. The password length can not exceed 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 e. After setting the password, the computer sets the Supervisor Password parameter to Set. 4. If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter. 5. When you are done,...

External Cdrom Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD-ROM. Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. The label can cause damage to the drive or can 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 CD-ROM Test is passed when the program runs to CD-ROM Test. 3. Follow the instructions in the message window. If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the...

Indicators

The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed up. Lights up when the battery is being charged. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Indicates when the hard disc or optical drive is active. NOTE 1. Charging The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged The light shows green when in AC mode.

Touchpad Check

If the touchpad doesn't work, do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU 1. Reconnect the touchpad cables. After you use the touchpad, the pointer drifts on the screen for a short time. This self-acting pointer movement can occur when a slight, steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. This symptom is not a hardware problem. No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time.

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 Empowering Technology

Acer Eperformance

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 q Acer eNet Management hooks up to location-based networks intelligently. q Acer ePower Management extends battery power via versatile usage profiles. q Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings conveniently. q Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced...

Acer eRecovery Management

Recovery Acer

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 q Password protection. q Recovery of applications and drivers. q Image data backup q Back up to HDD set recovery point . q Back up to CD DVD. q Image data recovery tools q Recover from a...

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 the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager. Launches the Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology. See Acer Empowering Technology on page 18. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if...

Removing the Keyboard and LCD Module

Remove the four screws securing the lower assembly to the upper assembly. 3. Turn the notebook over and detach the strip cover from the front side and remove it. 4. Gently pull up the keyboard to release it from the four snaps as shown. 5. Turn over the keyboard as the image shows. Then disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board. 6. Remove the keyboard from the main unit. 7. Disconnect the LCD cable and microphone cable from the main board. 8. Pull the wireless LAN antennas free from...

Acer Aspire 3680 Maxdvmt

The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup parameters. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters. System Memory Extended Memory Video Memory Quiet Boot Network boot F12 Boot Menu D2D Recovery 640 KB Shows system base memory si 1023 MB Shows extended memory size MaxDVMT Enabled Enabled Enabled Enabled lt Tab gt , lt Shift-Tab gt , or lt Enter gt selects field. NOTE The screen above is for your reference only....

Acer eLock Management K

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

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...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel CoreTM2 Duo processor T7300 T7500 T7700 4MB, L2 cache 2.0 2.2 2.4, 800 MHz FSB or higher Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5450 T7100 2MB, L2 cache 1.66 1.8, 667 800 MHz FSB or higher Intel 965PM 965GM Express chipset ICH8M TEST Condition 35W Ambient 35 degree C ACPI 1.0b 2.0 3.0, PCI 2.2, System HDD Password Security Control, INT 13h Extensions, PnP BIOS 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.4, Simple Boot Flag 1.0, Boot Block, PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification, USB1.1 2.0, IEEE 1394 1.0, USB 1394...

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 ....

Easy Launch Buttons

To the top of the keyboard there are four easy-launch buttons Web browser, mail, arcade buttons and an Empowering Key . Press 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 and mail buttons, run the Launch Manager. Acer Empowering Technology user-programmable Internet browser user-programmable Email application user-programmable

Touchpad Basics

Acer Aspire 2930 Touchpad

The following teaches you how to use the touchpad Move your finger across the touchpad 2 to move the cursor. Press the left 1 and right 4 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. The center 3 button to mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications. Tap twice at the same speed as...

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Supervisor Password Is User Password Is HDD Password Is Supervisor Password controls access to the setup utility. It can be used to boot up when Password on boot is enabled. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Shows the setting of the Supervisor password Shows the setting of the user password....

Acer eNet Management ltaJ

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...

BIOS Flash Utility

The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions q New versions of system programs q New features or options q Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted. Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM. NOTE If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery Diskette before you use the Phlash utility. NOTE Do not install memory-related drivers XMS, EMS, DPMI when you use the Phlash. NOTE Please use the AC adapter power...

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...

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. When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or down...

Advanced

The Advanced screen displays advanced settings in BIOS. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Determines the SATA controller mode. Compatible mode SATA and PATA drives are auto-detected and placed in Legacy mode. Enhanced mode SATA and PATA drives are auto-detected and placed in Native IDE mode.

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

Information Main Security Advanced Boot Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. 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.