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NOTE If you are having difficulty removing the cables, first lift the Inverter Board from the back cover before disconnecting the cables. 3. Remove the Inverter board from the LCD Module. 1. Remove the LCD Bezel. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 87. 2. Disconnect the Camera Module cable as shown. NOTE If necessary lift the camera module to provide better access to the cables. 3. Place your finger on the ends of the module and pry it away from the cover. 1. Remove the LCD Bezel. See Removing...

Removing a Password

Use the t and i keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter. 3. Press Enter 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.

Windows Keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of functions lt gt Open or close the Start menu lt gt lt D gt Display the desktop lt gt lt E gt Open Windows Explore lt gt lt F gt Search for a file or folder lt gt lt G gt Cycle through Sidebar...

Replacing the Upper Cover

Placa Base Portatil Acer Aspire 8730

WARNING Care must be taken when replacing the Upper Case to prevent damage or stress to the surface. 1. Starting with the rear, align the upper cover with the lower cover, taking care to not force in place. 2. Replace the ten securing screws on the top panel. 3. Reconnect the three FFC cables to the mainboard. Reconnect C as shown, and close the locking latch. Reconnect C as shown, and close the locking latch. 4. Turn the computer over. Replace the ten screws on the bottom panel.

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...

Removing the USB Board

See Removing the Upper Base on page 74. 2. Grasp the cable connector and pull to remove from the bottom base. 3. Remove the single securing screw from the USB board. 3. Remove the single securing screw from the USB board. 4. Hold the USB board by the edges and pull up to remove.

Removing the Lower Covers

Hard Disk For Acer Aspire 4937 Laptop

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 50. 2. See Removing the SD dummy card on page 51. 3. See Removing the ExpressCard dummy card on page 52. 4. Loosen the captive screws in the covers as shown. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 50. 2. Remove the Lower Cover See Removing the Lower Covers on page 53. 3. Push out the release latches on both sides of the DIMM socket to release the DIMM module. 5. Repeat steps for the second DIMM module. 1. Remove Lower Cover. See Removing the Lower...

Right View

6930g Input

USB mouse, USB camera . 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 drive tray when the computer is off. Accepts input signals from digital TV Tuner devices only for certain models . Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.

Left View

Connects to an Ethernet 10 100 1000-based network. Connects to Acer EasyPort IV only for certain models . Connects to a display device e.g. external monitor, LCD projector . Supports high definition digital video connections only for certain models . Connects to USB 2.0 or eSATA devices only for certain models . Note If you plug an eSATA device you will have three USB ports available in the mean time. Connect to USB 2.0 devices e.g. USB mouse, USB camera . Headphones speaker line-out jack with...

Front View

Easy Launch Buttons 6930

Web camera for video communication only for certain models . Internal microphone for sound recording. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display LCD , displays computer output Configuration may vary by models . Light-Emitting Diodes LEDs that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. For entering data into your computer. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. Click buttons left, center and right The left and right buttons function like the left...

Removing the Upper Base

Acer Aspire 6930g Upper Base

See Removing the LCD Module on page 73. 2. Turn the computer over. Remove the ten screws on the bottom panel. 3. Turn the computer over and disconnect the three FFC cables from the mainboard. Unlock the connector and disconnect C as shown. Unlock the connector and disconnect C as shown. 4. Remove the ten securing screws on the top panel. WARNING Care must be taken when removing the Upper Base from the Lower Base to prevent damage or stress to the surface. 5. Grasp the...

Easy Launch Buttons

Located beside the keyboard are application buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are WLAN, Internet, email, Bluetooth, Arcade and Acer Empowering Technology. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. Launch Acer Empowering Technology. user-programmable Internet browser user-Programmable Email application user-Programmable...

Replacing the Keyboard

Acer Laptop Reset Button

Align the FFC with the connector and press the 2. Turn the keyboard over and press down to secure. latch down to secure. 1. Place the power board in the switch cover as 2. Replace the three securing screws. shown. 3. Reconnect the cable and FFC as shown. 3. Reconnect the cable and FFC as shown.

Replacing the Thermal Module

Acer Extensa 5635z Bluetooth Modul

WARNING To prevent damage to the Thermal Module or the CPU, hold the Thermal Module by both ends at the same time. 1. Align and place the Thermal Module in the on the 2. Replace the two securing screws red and tighten mainboard as shown. the four captive screws blue found on the 3. Connect fan cable to the mainboard 1. Ensure that the Mainboard is face up. Place the Mainboard in the chassis, left hand rear edge first. 2. While holding the left side of the Lower Base, lower and pivot 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 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 under Other Devices. 3. Roll back the audio driver to the previous version, if updated recently. 4....

Indicators

The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. NOTE 1. Charging The battery light shows amber when the...

Replacing the LCD Module

Carefully align the LCD module over the hinge sockets and lower the module into the chassis, taking care not to trap the LCD cables. 2. Replace the four securing screws two on each side securing the LCD module. 2. Replace the four securing screws two on each side securing the LCD module. 3. Replace the LCD power cable and AC power cable in the cable guides and clips as shown. NOTE There are two cable channels. The upper channel holds the AC power cable and the lower channel holds the LCD...

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....

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External Mouse Failure

If an external Mouse fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 2. If the mouse uses a wireless connection, insert new batteries and confirm there is a good connection. See the mouse user manual. 3. If the mouse uses a USB connection, try an alternate USB port. 4. Try an alternative program to verify mouse operation. Reinstall the program experiencing mouse failure. 6. Remove any recently added hardware and associated software. 7. Remove any recently added...

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...

Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

NOTE This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook, first ensure that the second monitor is connected, then select Start, Control Panel, Display and click on Settings. Select the secondary monitor 2 icon in the display box and then click the check box Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process. Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four...

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 Vista Startup Repair Utility a. insert the Windows Vista 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....

Rear View

The dedicated Tuba CineBass subwoofer pumps out earthshaking movie-house audio. Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Houses the computer's hard disk secured with screws . Houses the computer's hard disk secured with screws only for certain models . Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Note Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan.

Power On Issue

Power Acer

If the system doesn't power on, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs If the system powers off at intervals, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Check the power cable is properly connected to the computer and the electrical outlet. 2. Remove any extension cables between the computer and the outlet. 3. Remove any surge protectors between the computer and the electrical outlet. Plug the computer...

Using the System Utilities

Acer Aspire 5542g Fingerprint

Acer Bio-Protection only for certain models Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution is a multi-purpose fingerprint software package integrated with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Utilizing the uniqueness of one's fingerprint features, Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution has incorporated protection against unauthorized access to your computer with centralized password management with Password Bank, easy music player launching with Acer MusicLaunch, secure Internet favorites via...

Removing the Antenna Cables

See Removing the Lower Covers on page 53. 1. Remove the Speaker Module. See Removing the Speaker Module on page 70. 2. Turn the computer upside down, and disconnect the Antenna Cables from the WLAN module. 3. Pull back the cables away and out of the housing well. 3. Pull back the cables away and out of the housing well. 4. Turn the computer over upper base facing up to expose the Antenna cables. 5. After removing the Speaker Modules, grasp the Antenna cables sitting...

Replacing the USB Board

Acer 6930g Fingerprint Reader

Replace the USB board on the lower base and secure with the single screw provided . 1. Replace the USB board on the lower base and secure with the single screw provided . 2. Reconnect the USB cable as shown. 2. Reconnect the USB cable as shown. 1. Replace the Finger Print Reader board in the upper cover and secure with the three screws as shown. 1. Replace the Finger Print Reader board in the upper cover and secure with the three screws as shown. 2. Reconnect the TouchPad and Finger Print...

Replacing the LCD Panel

How Reconnect Diebold Microphone

Align the LCD brackets with the eight screw holes four on each side on the LCD Panel as shown. 1. Align the LCD brackets with the eight screw holes four on each side on the LCD Panel as shown. 2. Secure the LCD brackets to the LCD panel. 3. Turn the panel over. Insert the LCD Panel cable into the LCD Panel as shown. Secure the cable by replacing the securing strip. 3. Turn the panel over. Insert the LCD Panel cable into the LCD Panel as shown. Secure the cable by replacing the securing...

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. H fre jjfjf rilifi llj'w tfjno 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 gt When Scroll Lock is on, the...

Changing a Password

Use the t and i keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears. 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter. 3. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. 4. Press 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...

Removing the WLAN Module

Acer Remove Odd

See Removing the TV Tuner Module on page 56. 2. Disconnect the two antenna cables. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 50. 2. Remove the Lower Cover. See Removing the Lower Covers on page 53. 3. Hold the Pull Tab and slide the HDD away from the connector. Pull the HDD up as shown to remove. NOTE To prevent damage to HDD, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it. 4. Remove the four screws securing the HDD to the carrier. 1. See Removing...

BIOS Setup Utility

The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer's BIOS Basic Input Output System . Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run Setup. Please also refer to Chapter 4 Troubleshooting when problem arises. To activate the BIOS Utility, press F2 during POST when Press lt F2 gt to enter Setup message is prompted on the bottom of screen ....

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.

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,...

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 On Issue on page 124. 2. Visually check them for...

Chipset POST Codes

The following table details the Chipset POST codes and components used in the POST. Check for DRAM initialization interrupt and reset fail Determine the system Memory type based on first populated socket Verify all DIMMs are DDR2 and SO-DIMMS, which are unbuffered Verify all DIMMs are single or double sided and not mixed Verify all DIMMs are x8 or x16 width Calculate number of Row and Column bits Calculate number of banks for each DIMM Find a common CAS latency between the DIMMS and the MCH...

Core POST Code Table

Acer Extensa 5620z Board Structure

The following table details the core POST codes and functions used in SecureCore. Debug Test driver for debug test PPI 1 If install debugTest driver Debug Test driver for debug test PPI 2 If install debugTest driver Debug Test driver for debug test PPI 3 If install debugTest driver Processing notify event for newly installed PPI Fail to hand off to next phase, system halt All PEIM dispatched Going to DxeIpl End of S3 resume, jump back to Waking vector Initialize the installed boot devices...

Setting a Password

Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password 1. Use the t and i keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears Set Supervisor Password Enter New Password Confirm New Password 2. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. The password length can not exceeds 8 alphanumeric characters A-Z, a-z, 0-9, not case sensitive . Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. IMPORTANT Be very...

Information

The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility Intel R Core TM 2 Duo CPU T9400 2.53GHz 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 speed of the CPU. This field shows the model name of device installed on primary IDE master. This field displays the serial number of device...

Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery

Travelmate 7530 Gap

This section provide you the standard operating procedures of clearing password and BIOS recovery for Aspire 6930 6930G. Aspire 6930 6930G provides one Hardware Open Gap on main board for clearing password check, and one Hotkey for enabling BIOS Recovery. Clearing Password Check Hardware Open Gap Description 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...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 6930 6930G. 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 Acer...

Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart

6930g Disassembly

CAUTION Using tools to remove the Switch Cover may cause damage to the outer casing. It is recommended that only fingers are used to remove the Switch Cover. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 50. 2. Place the computer on a clean dry surface. 3. Locate and remove the ten securing screws on the bottom of the computer. 4. Turn the computer over and open the LCD module to expose the Switch Cover. IMPORTANT The LCD module does not fully extend. Damage will occur if you attempt to extend the...

Main Module

ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP-65KB DFA Adapter DELTA 65W SADP-65KB BFJA LV4 LF for OBL ADAPTER LITE-ON 90W 19V BLUE PA-1900-24AR LED LF ADAPTER HIPRO 90W 19V BLUE HP-OL093B13P LED LF LEVEL 4 Adapter DELTA 90W ADP-90SB BBEN for OBL Spec. LV4 LF Battery SANYO AS-2007B Li-Ion 3S2P SANYO 6 cell 4400mAh Main COMMON Normal Type Battery SONY AS-2007B Li-Ion 3S2P SONY 6 cell 4400mAh Main COMMON Normal Type Battery PANASONIC AS-2007B Li-Ion 3S2P PANASONIC 6 cell 4400mAh Main COMMON PSS Battery SIMPLO...

[Enabled [Enabled [Disabled [Enabled [AHCI

lt Tab gt , lt Shift-Tab gt , or lt Enter gt selects field. NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ. 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 reports the memory size of the system. Memory size is fixed to 4094 MB. Shows the Video memory size. Video Memory size is fixed to 256 MB Select whether to display the logo screen...

Removing the Bluetooth Module

Subwoofer Acer Aspire 8930

See Removing the Modem Module on page 79. 2. Grasp the cable as shown and pull to disconnect from the Bluetooth module. 3. Remove the single securing screw. 4. Grasp the module by the right side and lift up to remove. 1. Remove the LCD Module. See Removing the LCD Module on page 73. 2. Remove the Upper Base. See Removing the Upper Base on page 74. 3. Remove the See Removing the Modem Module on page 79. 4. Remove the Bluetooth Module. See Removing the Bluetooth Module...

Removing the LCD Bezel

Aspire 5635 Part

See Removing the LCD Module on page 73. 2. Remove the four upper screw caps and screws, and the six remaining lower securing screws. 3. Lift up the bezel, topside first, and remove it from the LCD Module. 3. Lift up the bezel, topside first, and remove it from the LCD Module. 5. After removing the top part of the bezel, grasp the bottom corners and continue lifting up the bezel as shown. 5. After removing the top part of the bezel, grasp the bottom corners and continue...

Supervisor Password controls access to the setup utility

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. 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 either enter the Setup menu nor change the value of parameters. Press Enter to set the user...

Removing the Power Board

Rimuovere Subwoofer Acer Aspire 6930g

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 50. 2. Expose the bottom side of the Switch Cover. See Removing the Switch Cover on page 66. 3. Unlock the connector to remove the FFC cable. 4. Grasp the cable and disconnect from the Power Board. 5. Remove the three securing screws from the Power Board. 6. Hold the module by the sides and lift to remove. 6. Hold the module by the sides and lift to remove. 1. Remove the Switch Cover. See Removing the Switch Cover on page 66. 2. Lift and turn the...

Hot Keys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer s controls like screen brightness, volume output and the BIOS utility. To activate hot keys, press and hold the lt Fn gt key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Launches Acer eSettings Management in Acer Empowering Technology. Launches Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns the...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Supports Intel architecture with Dynamic execution On-die, primary 32-KB instruction cache and 32-KB write-back data cache On-die, up to 6MB second level shared cache with advanced transfer cache architecture Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 SSE2 , Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 SSE3 Supplemental streaming SIMD extensions 3 SSSE3 and SSE4.1 instruction sets 1066MHz source-synchronous front side bus FSB Advanced power management features including Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology and dynamic FSB...

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...