Navigating the BIOS Utility

For the AS7220 model, there are six menu options Information, Main, Advanced, Security, Boot, and Exit. For the AS7250 G model, there are five menu options Information, Main, 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...

Undetermined Problems

The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed, which installed devices are incorrect, whether a short circuit is suspected, or whether the system is inoperative. Follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate non-defective FRU). NOTE Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer. NOTE Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly. (See Power System Check on page 77.) 2. Visually check...

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.

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 92. The...

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,...

Exit

The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. 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. Press Enter to exit the utility and save your changes to CMOS. Press Enter to exit the utility without saving setup data to CMOS. Press Enter to load default values for all setup parameters. Press Enter to load...

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 78 Check the Battery Pack on page 79 Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer...

Advanced

The Advanced screen displays advanced settings in BIOS. Phoenix TrustedCore tm Setup Utility Auto BIOS or OS chooses configuration OS Controlled Displayed when controlled by OS The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Enables, disables the Infrared port. Enabled User controls port configuration. Auto BIOS or OS controls port configuration. OS Controlled This is displayed when port configuration is controlled...

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Phoenix TrustedCore tm Setup Utility Supervisor Password is User Password is SATA HDD Password is Set User Password Set SATA HDD Password Supervisor Password controls access of the whole 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....

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.

Main

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 Shows system base memo Shows extended memory 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. The table below describes the parameters in this...

Information

Phoenix TrustedCore tm Setup Utility AMD Turion tm 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 2.00 GHz IDE1 Model Name ST9100824AS- S1 ATAPI Model Name TSSTcorpCD DVDW TS-L632D- SS VGA BIOS Version 5.73.22.47.02 Serial Number XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX F5 F6 Change Values Ente Select Su b-Menu NOTE The system information is subject to different models NOTE The system information is subject to different models The table below describes the parameters in this screen. . The table below describes the parameters in...

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...

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...

BIOS Setup Utility

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

Troubleshooting

Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. NOTE The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. 1. Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible. 2. Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating the same operation. 3. Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which...

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....

Features

Note System Model

Below is a brief summary of the computer's many features q Windows Vista Ultimate q Windows Vista Home Premium q Windows Vista Home Basic q Windows Vista Starter q AMD Better By Design program, featuring AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology TL-66 TL-64 TL-60 TL-56 TL-52 1 MB L2 cache, 2.3 GHz 2.2 GHz 2.0 GHz 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz GHz, supporting AMD HyperTransport technology for selected models Mobile AMD Sempron 3500 3600 3800 1.8 2.0 2.2 GHz, 512 256 256KB L2 cache , supporting AMD...

Acer Empowering Technology

Acer Aspire 7720zg 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 q Acer eNet Management hooks up to location-based networks intelligently. q Acer ePower Management extends battery power via versatile usage profiles. q Acer eAudio Management allows you to easily control the enhanced sound effects of Dolby Home q Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display...

Using the System Utilities

Launchmanager Acer Aspire 7520

NOTE The system utilities work under Microsoft Windows XP only. Acer GridVista dual-display compatible NOTE This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook, then select ggtl Swstrol 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 Themes Desktop Screen Saver Appearance Settings Drag the...

Removing the HDD Module MemoryWireless LAN Card Modem Card System Fan Thermal ModulesVGA BoardCPUKeyboar

Acer Aspire 8942g

Remove the two screws fastening the HDD cover. 2. Detach the HDD cover from the main unit. 3. Remove the screw fastening the HDD module bracket. 4. Pull the tab to remove the HDD module in the direction of the arrow. 1. Remove the four screws holding the thermal cover. 2. Detach the thermal cover from the main unit. 3. Pop out the memory from the DIMM socket then remove it If the notebook has two memory, then repeat this step . Removing the Wireless LAN Card Modem Card and TV Tuner Card 1....

Board Layout Top View

Acer Aspire 5520 Rj45

2 JP3 Speaker Left Connector 3 JP34 Speaker Right Connector 4 JP4 Microphone Connector 7 JP2 Button Board Connector 8 JP36 LED Board Connector 12 U15 Keyboard Controller 13 JP9 PCI Express Card Socket 15 LED2 Battery Charge Discharge LED 16 JP13 Mainboard to Audio Board 17 JP11 Mainboard to USB amp TV Board 18 JP12 Bluetooth Module Connector

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...

Acer Aspire 7520 Nvidia Boot

This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the diskette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive, and the CD-ROM in module bay. Phoenix TrustedCore tm Setup Utility PCI LAN NVIDIA Boot Agent 232.0529 Use lt t gt or lt I gt to select a device, then press lt F6 gt to move it up the list, or lt F5 gt to move it down the list. Press lt Esc gt to escape the menu.

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...

Disassembling the Main Unit

8930g Mainboard

Separate the Main Unit Into the Upper and the Lower Case Assembly 1. 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 nine screws fastening the upper case and the lower case assembly on the bottom. 6. Remove the eight screws fastening the upper...

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...

Using the Keyboard

Aspire 4315 Keyboard Keys

The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, one Windows key and twelve function keys. 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...

Acer Crystal

Usb Webcam Capture Icon

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...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology TL-66 TL-64 TL-60 TL-56 TL-52 1 MB L2 cache, 2.3 GHz 2.2 GHz 2.0 GHz 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz GHz, supporting AMD HyperTransport technology for selected models Mobile AMD Sempron 3500 3600 3800 1.8 2.0 2.2 GHz, 512 256 256KB L2 cache , supporting AMD HyperTransport technology for selected models North Bridge NVIDIA nForce 630M chipset S1 Socket package CPU with 638-pin Lindless Micro PGA package TEST Condition 35W Ambient 35 degree C Phoenix TrustedCore ver...

Your Acer Notebook Tour

Aspire 7530 Reset

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