Base view

Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Note Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. Enables the motheboard to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Note Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws)

Indicators

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

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)....

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,...

Easy Launch Buttons

To the right of the keyboard there are three easy-launch buttons Web browser, mail, and one user-programmable button. You can also find an Empowering Key located above the keyboard. 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, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. Acer Empowering Technology (user-programmable) Internet browser (user-programmable)...

Memory check

Memory errors might stop system operations, show error messages on the screen, or hang the system. 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the doagmpstotics program (please refer to main board). 2. Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items. 4. Follow the instructions in the message window. NOTE Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. A loose connection can cause an error.

Right View

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. Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.

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...

Closed Front View

Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g, infrared printer and IR-aware computer). Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD). Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman). Accepts input from external microphones. Headphones speaker line-out jack with S PDIF support Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers,...

Left View

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 HDMI input. Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).

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 . 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,...

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 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 pressing g. You can also press g to save...

Acer eSettings Management KuJ

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. 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...

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Phoenix TrustedCore tm Setup Utility Set User Password Set Hard Disk Password controls accesses to the setup utility. Shows the setting of the Supervisor password Shows the setting of the user password. Shows the setting of the hard disk password. Press Enter to set the supervisor password. When set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. The user can not...

Touchpad Basics

Acer Aspire 5920g 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. Use the fingerprinter 3 to enroll the computer with registered fingerprint. This recognition device helps prevent unauthorized access by...

Acer eData Security Management HJ

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...

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...

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...

Main Security Boot

Intel R Core TM 2 Duo CPU T7300 2.00GHz 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 displays the model number of the installed ATAPI drive. This field displays the VGA firmware version of the system. This...

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...

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.

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...

Special

You can locate the Euro symbol and US dollar sign at the upper-center of your keyboard. To type 1. Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Hold lt Alt Gr gt and then press the lt 5 gt 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 word processor. 2. Hold lt Shift gt and then press the lt 4 gt key at the upper-center of the...

Removing a Password Follow these steps

Use the Q and Q keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the key. The Set Supervisor 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. Changing a Password 1....

Features

Below is a brief summary of the computer's many features Genuine Windows Vista Capable 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....

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. 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 devices - includes any kind of CD-ROM or...

Acer eRecovery Management La

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 ....

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

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...

Disassembling the LCD Module

Aspire 5920g Inverter

Remove the six screw rubbers as shown. 2. Then remove the six screws fastening the LCD bezel. 3. Detach the LCD bezel from the LCD module carefully. 4. Remove the six screws holding the LCD. 5. Detach the two inverter cable connectors from the inverter board. 6. Disconnect the CCD cable connector from the CCD board. 7. Take out the LCD from the LCD panel. 8. Remove the two screws fastening the left LCD bracket and detach it. 9. Remove the two screws fastening the right LCD bracket and detach...

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...

Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly

Mdc Laptop Acer Aspire5710

Remove the three screws fastening the power board. 4. Disconnect the power board cable as shown. 6. Disconnect the cable from the power board. 7. Disconnect the bluetooth cable from the main board. 8. Remove the two screws fastening the bluetooth module. 9. Remove the bluetooth module and disconnect the cable from the module. 10. Disconnect the subwoofer cable from the main board. 11. Remove the four screws fastening the subwoofer. 13. Disconnect the MDC card cable from the main board. 14....

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...

Your Acer Notebook tour

Acer Aspire 5920g

After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new Aspire computer. Front View 0.3 megapixel web camera for video communication. Internal microphone for sound recording. Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. Wireless communication button indicator Enables disables the wireless function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Button to launch your internet browser and e-mail reader. Enables disables the Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of...

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 ....

Removing the Memory and Wireless LAN Card

Pull out the snaps securing the memory in place. The memory will pop up. 9. Remove the memory from the DIMM socket If the notebook has two memory, then repeat this step . 10. Disconnect the main and auxiliary antenna from the wireless LAN card. 11. Remove the two screws fastening the wireless LAN card. 12. Take out the wireless LAN card from the main unit.

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...

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 Bwfltrol PanNJgli 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 i Themes Desktop Screen Saver Appearance Settings Drag the monitor icons to match the physical arrangement of your monitors. Themes Desktop Screen Saver...

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...

BIOS Flash Utility

The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions New versions of system programs 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 adaptor power supply when you run the Phlash...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Core Duo processor 4 MB L2 cache, 1.66 1.83 2 2.16 GHz, 800 MHz FSB or higher 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 CD-ROM Boot Up support, PC Card 95 PCMCIA 3.0 Compliant Device , IrDA 1.0, Intel AC97 CNR Specification, WfM 2.0, PXE Preboot Execution...

Removing the VGA Board and Thermal Module

Aspire 8942 Remove Vga

Remove the four screws fastening the VGA board. 14. Take out the VGA board from the main unit. 15. Disconnect the system fan cable as shown. 16. Unscrew the four spring screws and remove the two screws fastening the thermal module. 17. Remove one screw from inside the battery compartment. 18. Lift the lower case and take out the thermal module from the main unit.

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....

Removing the Keyboard and LCD Module

Modulo Bluetooth Acer 5920

Disconnect the speaker, DC-In, and system fan cables. 2. Turn the notebook over and gently pry up the keyboard as shown. 3. Lift the keyboard up and towards you. 4. Disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board and remove the keyboard from the main unit. 5. Disconnect the media button, Bluetooth and Wireless cables. 6. Turn the notebook over again and remove the fourteen screws securing the lower case assembly to the upper case assembly. 7. Remove the power board cover as shown. 8....

Acer Aspire 5920 Quiet Boot

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. Phoenix TrustedCore tm Setup Utility Shows system base memo Shows extended memory lt Enter gt selects field. ry size Select I tem F5 F6 Change Values r9 Setup Defaults Select Menu Ente Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ. NOTE The screen...

Exit

The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Phoenix TrustedCore tm Setup Utility Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Select Menu Ente Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit 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...