Replacing the ODD Module

With the ODD tray in the eject position, replace the ODD bezel on the new ODD Module. 3. Slide the module in to the chassis and press until the module is flush with the chassis. 2. Secure ODD bracket with two screws. 4. Replace the single screw to secure the Module. 4. Replace the single screw to secure the Module.

Replacing the Upper Cover

Insert the Upper Cover into the assembly back edge first as shown. 1. Insert the Upper Cover into the assembly back edge first as shown. 3. Starting on the front left side of the casing and working along toward the right, press the upper and lower covers together as shown. A click indicates the securing clips have engaged. 4. Connect the following FFCs (A, B, D, and E) and cables (C, F, and G) to the Mainboard. 4. Connect the following FFCs (A, B, D, and E) and cables (C, F, and G) to the...

Internal Speaker Failure

If the internal Speakers fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs If sound problems are experienced, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 2. Navigate to Starts Control Panels System and Maintenance System Device Manager. Check the Device Manager to determine that The device is properly installed. There are no red Xs or yellow exclamation marks. There are no device conflicts. No hardware is listed...

Removing the Launch Board

See Removing the Upper Cover on page 59. 2. Turn the Upper Cover over and lift the Launch Board FFC to disconnect the adhesive. 3. Turn the Upper Cover over. Lift the Launch Board cover, left side first, and remove the cover from the Upper Cover. 4. Press down the securing latch (1) and push the Launch Board in the direction of the arrow (2) to disengage the securing clips. 5. Lift the Launch Board away from the Upper Cover. 5. Lift the Launch Board away from the Upper Cover.

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 the Button Board and Finger Print Reader

See Removing the Upper Cover on page 59. 2. Lift the Button Board FFC to detach the adhesive holding it in place. 3. Remove the two screws securing the Button Board and Finger Print Reader to the Upper Cover. 4. Lift the modules clear of the Upper Cover. 4. Lift the modules clear of the Upper Cover. 5. Open the FFC locking latch and disconnect the Finger Print Reader FFC from the Button Board. 5. Open the FFC locking latch and disconnect the Finger Print Reader FFC from the Button Board. 6....

Random Loss of BIOS Settings

If the computer is experiencing intermittent loss of BIOS information, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. If the computer is more than one year old, replace the CMOS battery. 2. Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free. 3. If the computer is experiencing HDD or ODD BIOS information loss, disconnect and reconnect the power and data cables between devices. If the BIOS settings are still lost, replace the cables....

Replacing the Touch Pad Bracket

IMPORTANT The TouchPad cannot removed from the Upper Cover. Replace the entire Upper Cover if the TouchPad malfunctions. 1. Insert the TouchPad Bracket into the upper cover so the tabs slide into the securing slots in the upper cover. 2. Insert the two screws to secure the TouchPad Bracket in place. 3. Adhere the Finger Print Reader protection strip to the TouchPad Bracket as shown. 3. Adhere the Finger Print Reader protection strip to the TouchPad Bracket as shown. 4. Connect the TouchPad FFC...

Removing the Optical Drive Module

See Removing the Lower Covers on page 47. 2. Remove the single screw securing the ODD module. 3. Insert a suitable object in to the Lower Cover to push the ODD Module clear of the casing. 4. Pull the ODD Module out of the chassis. 5. Remove the two screws securing the ODD Bracket and remove the ODD bracket from the module. 5. Remove the two screws securing the ODD Bracket and remove the ODD bracket from the module. 6. Insert a pin in the eject hole of the ODD to eject the ODD tray. 6. Insert a...

Removing the MIC Board

See Removing the Upper Cover on page 59. 2. Remove the adhesive tape securing the MIC cable to the Upper Cover. 3. Remove the MIC cable from the cable channel as shown. Ensure that the cable is free from all cable clips. 3. Remove the MIC cable from the cable channel as shown. Ensure that the cable is free from all cable clips. 4. Lift the MIC Board clear of the Upper Cover as shown. 4. Lift the MIC Board clear of the Upper Cover as shown.

Removing the Media Board

See Removing the Upper Cover on page 59. 2. Turn the Upper Cover over and lift the Media Board FFC to disconnect the adhesive. 3. Turn the Upper Cover over. Lift the Media Board cover, left side first, and remove the cover from the Upper Cover. 4. Press down the securing latch (1) and push the Media Board in the direction of the arrow (2) to disengage the securing clips. 5. Lift the Media Board away from the Upper Cover (1) and feed the FFC through the Upper Cover (2) to remove the Media Board.

Removing the Power Saving Board

See Removing the Speaker Module on page 66. 2. Remove the Power Saving Board cable from the cable channel as shown. 3. Remove the two securing screws from the board. 3. Remove the two securing screws from the board. 4. Remove the board from the chassis. 4. Remove the board from the chassis.

DOS Flash Utility

Perform the following steps to use the DOS Flash Utility IMPORTANT Use USB KEY, USB HDD, DVD-RW, and HDDs that can boot to DOS mode. 1. Press F2 during boot to enter the Setup Menu. 2. Select Boot Menu to modify the boot priority order, for example, if using USB HDD to Update BIOS, move USB HDD to position 1. Main Advanced Security Powefl Boot Exit 4. Network Boot Realtek Boot Agent 4. Network Boot Realtek Boot Agent Use < > or < 4 > to select a device, then press < F5> to move it...

Right View

Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), MultiMediaCard Plus (MMCPlus), 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. Internal optical drive accepts CDs or DVDs. 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. Note Insert a paper clip into the emergency eject hole to eject the optical...

Left View

Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Note Wrap the computer security lock cable around an immovable object such as a table or handle of a locked drawer. Insert the lock into the notch and turn the key to secure the lock. Some keyless models are also available. Connects to an Ethernet 10 100-based network. Connects to a display device (e.g. external monitor, LCD projector). Supports high definition digital video connections (only for certain models). Connect to USB 2.0...

Exit

The Exit screen allows you to save or discard any changes you made and quit the BIOS Utility. Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. Help Select Item Hgj B Change Values RB Setup Default Exit jSplppt Menu Eyjfl Select SubMenu JJ Save and Exit The table below describes the parameters in this screen. 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...

Replacing the MIC Board

Place the MIC Board into the Upper Cover as shown. 2. Insert the MIC cable from the cable channel as shown. Ensure that the cable is secured by all cable clips. 2. Insert the MIC cable from the cable channel as shown. Ensure that the cable is secured by all cable clips. 3. Adhere the adhesive tape to secure the MIC cable to the Upper Cover. 3. Adhere the adhesive tape to secure the MIC cable to the Upper Cover.

Removing the LCD Module

IMPORTANT The LCD Module cannot be disassembled outside of factory conditions. If any part of the LCD Module is faulty, such as the camera, antenna or LCD panel, the whole module must be replaced. 1. See Removing the Upper Cover on page 59. 2. Remove the adhesive tapes securing the Antenna cables in place. 3. Pull the Antenna cables through the cover as shown. Ensure that the Antennas are completely free from the cover. 4. Disconnect the USB Board cable as shown. 4. Disconnect the USB Board...

Removing the Keyboard

Rom Acer Aspire 5738

Locate the five securing clips on the top edge of the Keyboard. 2. Starting with the central clip, release all five securing clips by pressing down with a suitable plastic tool. 3. Pry up the centre of the Keyboard as shown. 4. Rotate the Keyboard upward away from the Upper Cover and place it face down on the TouchPad area. 4. Rotate the Keyboard upward away from the Upper Cover and place it face down on the TouchPad area. 5. Open the Keyboard backlight FFC connector and disconnect the FFC....

Removing the Upper Cover

See Removing the Keyboard on page 57. 2. Turn the computer over. Remove the twenty-three screws on the bottom panel. 3. Turn the computer over. Open the Launch Board FFC connector and disconnect the FFC. 3. Turn the computer over. Open the Launch Board FFC connector and disconnect the FFC. 5. Disconnect the following FFCs A, B, D, and E and cables C, F, and G from the Mainboard. 5. Disconnect the following FFCs A, B, D, and E and cables C, F, and G from the Mainboard. NOTE Avoid pulling on...

External Modules Disassembly Flowchart

The flowchart below 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 main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order. NOTE Items enclosed with broken lines ---- are optional and may not be present. NOTE Items enclosed with broken lines ---- are optional and may not be present.

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

See Removing the Lower Covers on page 47. 2. Use the pull-tab to lift the HDD and disconnect the interface. 3. Lift the hard disk drive module out of the bay. NOTE To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it. 4. Remove the vertical interface connector as shown. side securing the hard disk to the carrier. side securing the hard disk to the carrier.

Replacing the LCD Module

IMPORTANT The LCD Module cannot be disassembled outside of factory conditions. If any part of the LCD Module is faulty, such as the camera, antenna or LCD panel, the whole module must be replaced. 1. Align the LCD hinges with the Lower Cover screw holes and replace the LCD Module. 1. Align the LCD hinges with the Lower Cover screw holes and replace the LCD Module. IMPORTANT Ensure that the cables pass through the Hinge Wells as shown to avoid trapping when the Upper Cover is replaced. 3. Run...

Common Problems

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...

HDD Not Operating Correctly

If the HDD does not operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Disconnect all external devices. 2. Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free. 3. Run the Windows 7 Startup Repair Utility a. insert the Windows 7 Operating System DVD in the ODD and restart the computer. b. When prompted, press any key to start to the operating system DVD. c. The Install Windows screen displays. Click Next. d. Select...

Removing the Volume Control Board

See Removing the Upper Cover on page 59. 2. Lift the Volume Control Board FFC away from the Upper Cover to detach the adhesive. 3. Remove the two screws securing the board to the Upper Cover. 4. Lift the board clear of the Upper Cover. 4. Lift the board clear of the Upper Cover.

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 5942 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 number change is made, it will not be noted on the printed Service Guide. For ACER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your...

Main

The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable boot option and recovery. Change Values KQ Setup Default Select SubMenu BFM Save and Exit NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Sets the system time. The hours are displayed with 24hour format. Format HH MM SS hour minute second This field...

Replacing the CPU

IMPORTANT The CPU has a Pin1 locator that must be positioned corresponding to the marker on the CPU socket. 1. Carefully turn the mainboard upside down CPU side up , and place the CPU into the CPU socket as shown, taking note of the Pin1 locator. 1. Carefully turn the mainboard upside down CPU side up , and place the CPU into the CPU socket as shown, taking note of the Pin1 locator. 2. Turn the securing screw 180 to secure the CPU in the socket. 2. Turn the securing screw 180 to secure the CPU...

Removing the CPU

See Removing the Thermal Module on page 94. 2. Turn the securing screw 180 to release the CPU from the socket. 3. Remove the CPU from the socket as shown. IMPORTANT The pins on the underside of the CPU are very delicate. If they are damaged, the CPU may malfunction. Place the CPU on a clean, dry surface when it is not installed.

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options Information, Main, Advanced, 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...

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. 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. Scroll Lock lt Fn gt lt F12...

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.

Removing the Card Reader Board

Acer Aspire 4520 Memory Card Reader

See Removing the Saddles on page 83. 2. Remove the four screws securing the Card Reader Board to the Lower Cover. 3. Lift the left side of the board to disconnect the reader interface from the Mainboard. 3. Lift the left side of the board to disconnect the reader interface from the Mainboard. 4. Remove the Card Reader Board from the Lower Cover.

Removing the Thermal Module

Disassembly Acer 5942g

See Removing the Mainboard on page 91. 2. Disconnect the fan cable from the Mainboard. 3. Remove the single screw securing the Fan to the Mainboard green callout . 4. Remove the four securing screws in reverse numerical order from screw 4 to screw 1 from the Thermal Module red callout .

Replacing the WLAN Module

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Insert the WLAN Module into the mini-card socket. 2. Connect the antenna cables to the WLAN Module. IMPORTANT The black cable attaches to the MAIN terminal and the white cable attaches to the AUX terminal. 3. Replace the Mini-Card Bracket as shown. 4. Insert the two screws to secure the Mini-Card Bracket and WLAN Module to the Mainboard

Removing the Vgamxm Card

Acer 4935g Bios Chip

NOTE The following procedure outlines the removal steps for models supporting VGA Cards. The procedure for MXM Cards requires the removal of two screws, though the remaining steps are identical. 1. See Removing the Mainboard on page 91. 2. Remove the single screw securing the VGA Card to the Mainboard. NOTE MXM cards are secured with and additional screw as indicated by the green callout. 3. Remove the VGA Card from the Mainboard connector. 3. Remove the VGA Card from the Mainboard connector.

Replacing the Media Board

Insert the FFC into the penetration in the Upper Cover 1 and place the Media Board into the Upper Cover 2 as shown. 2. Press down on the board so the securing clips engage and push the Media Board in the direction of the arrow 2 . 3. Turn the Upper Cover over. Insert the Media Board cover into the Upper Cover as shown a click indicates the securing clips have engaged. 4. Turn the Upper Cover over and adhere the Media Board FFC to the upper cover.

Using DMITools

The DMI Desktop Management Interface Tool copies BIOS information to eeprom to be used in the DMI pool for hardware management. When the BIOS displays Verifying DMI pool data it is checking the table correlates with the hardware before sending to the operating system Windows, etc. . To update the DMI Pool, perform the following steps 2. Execute dmitools.exe. The following messages are displayed on the screen to prompt the dmitools mode. dmitools r gt Read dmi string from bios dmitools wm xxxx...

Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Place the HDD in the HDD carrier. 2. Replace the four screws two each side to secure the carrier. 1. Place the HDD in the HDD carrier. 2. Replace the four screws two each side to secure the carrier. 3. Insert the HDD SATA interface connector as shown. 4. Place the HDD into the chassis as shown to engage the interface. 4. Place the HDD into the chassis as shown to engage the interface.

Removing the WLAN Module

IMPORTANT If the model purchased supports TV Tuner functionality, remove the TV Tuner Module before removing the WLAN Module. 1. See Removing the Lower Covers on page 47. 2. Remove the two screws securing the Mini-Card Bracket and WLAN Module to the Mainboard 4. Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN Module. IMPORTANT The black cable attaches to the MAIN terminal and the white cable attaches to the AUX terminal. 5. Detach the WLAN Module from the WLAN socket. NOTE When reattaching the...

Replacing the Thermal Module

IMPORTANT Apply a suitable thermal grease and ensure all heat pads are in place before replacing the Thermal Module. The following thermal grease types are approved for use The following thermal pads are approved for use 1. Remove all traces of thermal grease from the CPU using a lint-free cloth or cotton swab and Isopropyl Alcohol, Acetone, or other approved cleaning agent. 2. Apply a small amount of thermal grease to the centre of the CPU there is no need to spread the grease manually, the...

Front View

Also called Liquid-Crystal Display LCD , displays computer output configuration may vary by models . Launches Acer Backup Management for three-step data backup. Enables disables the Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication only certain models . Enables disables the wireless LAN function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Lights up when Caps Lock is activated....

Replacing the Keyboard

Acer Aspire 5942 Tastatur

Insert the Keyboard backlight FFC and lock the connector. 10. Slide the keyboard away from the LCD screen to engage the securing tabs on the keyboard. 10. Slide the keyboard away from the LCD screen to engage the securing tabs on the keyboard. 11. Press down around the edges of the Keyboard to secure it in place.

Replacing the Vgamxm Card

NOTE The following procedure outlines the installation steps for models supporting VGA Cards. The procedure for MXM Cards requires two screws, though the remaining steps are identical. 1. Insert the card in to the Mainboard connector as 2. Replace the single screw securing the card to the shown. Mainboard. NOTE MXM cards are secured with and additional screw as indicated by the green callout. NOTE MXM cards are secured with and additional screw as indicated by the green callout.

Using Boot Sequence Selector

The Boot Sequence Selector allows the boot order to be changed without accessing the BIOS. To use Boot Sequence Selector, perform the following steps 2. Execute BS.exe to display the usage screen. Create by Rockwell Chuang 10 81 2005. BS 1 Floppy gt lUardDisk gt CD-ROM BS 2 MardDisk gt CD-ROK J gt LflN BS 3 f CD-ROM 3 S HardDiskJ gt LflN BS 4 i LflN gt Floppy gt HardDiskl 3. Select the desired boot sequence by entering the corresponding sequence. For example, enter BS2 to change the boot...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Throttling 50 On 95 C Off 86 C OS shut down at 100 C H W shut down at 92 C Auburndale Throttling 50 On 100 C Off 86 C OS shut down at 105 C H W shut down at 92 C DOS Mode Throttling 50 On 95 C Off 86 C OS shut down at 100 C H W shut down at 92 C Suspend to RAM S3 Disk S4 Various hot-keys for system control Refer to Acer BIOS specification. DMI utility for BIOS serial number configurable asset tag Wake on LAN form S4 in AC mode NOTE Above table lists some system memory configurations. You may...

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. IMPORTANT Various images depict the use of a regular metal screwdriver, however, a plastic screwdriver is advised when disassembling parts near or around the...

Enter Current Password Enter New Password Confirm New Password

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 Enter. 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 F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. If the verification is OK, the screen will display as following....

Replacing the Launch Board

Feed the FFC through the penetration in the Upper Cover as shown. 2. Place the Launch Board into the Upper Cover. 3. Press down on the top of the board to engage the securing clips 1 and push the Launch Board in the direction of the arrow 2 to lock the board in place. 4. Turn the Upper Cover over and insert the Launch Board cover into the Upper Cover. 5. Turn the Upper Cover over and adhere the Launch Board FFC to the upper cover.

Post Codes

These tables describe the POST codes and descriptions during the POST. Post Code Range Functionality Name Include PostCode.h CPU power on and switch to Protected mode Tune CPU frequency ratio to maximum level NOTE The color bar items indicate 3rd party related functions that are platform dependent. NOTE The color bar items indicate 3rd party related functions that are platform dependent. Functionality Name Include PostCode.h Internal Graphic device early Initialization Start Flash BIOS with...

BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk

BIOS Recovery Boot Block is a special block of BIOS. It is used to boot up the system with minimum BIOS initialization. Users can enable this feature to restore the BIOS firmware to a successful one once the previous BIOS flashing process failed. The system provides a function hotkey Fn Esc, for enable BIOS Recovery process when system is powered on during BIOS POST. To use this function, it is strongly recommended to have the AC adapter and Battery present. If this function is enabled, the...

Aspire Series FRU List

Lan Intel WLAN 512AN HMWG Shirley Peak 5100 MM 895373 Lan Intel WLAN 512AG HMWG Shirley Peak 5100 MM 897072 Lan Intel WLAN 533AN HMWG Shirley Peak MM 895401 Foxconn Bluetooth BRM 2046 BT2.1 T60H928.33 f w 861 Foxconn Wireless LAN Atheros HB93 1x2 BGN HM SWITCH BOARD W FFC - BT, WLAN, REPLICATE FUNCTION DVB-T Mini-card TT-1260DA w DiBCOM DIB7070P DiB0700C rev.D DVB-T Mini-card TT-1281DA w DiBCOM DIB7770 Keyboard ACER AC4B SM50 Internal 14 Standard 86KS Black US International Backlit Keyboard...

Clearing Password Check

Acer Travelmate 6292 Cmos Battery

The J4 and J5 Clear CMOS Jumpers are located inside the DIMM Module Steps for Clearing BIOS Password Check If users set BIOS Password Supervisor Password and or User Password for a security reason, BIOS will ask the password during systems POST or when systems enter to BIOS Setup menu. However, once it is necessary to bypass the password check, users need to short the HW Gap to clear the password by the following steps Power Off the system, and remove HDD, AC and Battery from the machine. Open...

Remove Hddbios Password Utilities

Reset Bios Acer Travelmate 5720

This section provide you with removing HDD BIOS password method Remove HDD Password If you key in the wrong HDD password three times, an error is generated. To reset the HDD password, perform the following steps 1. After the error is displayed, select the Enter Unlock Password option on the screen. 2. An Encode key is generated for unlocking utilities. Note down this key. nter Unlock Password lt Kev--7b9434UB gt 3. Execute the UnlockHD.EXE file to create the unlock code in DOS Mode using the...