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 Antennas

Ensure that the locating pins on the Antenna are correctly seated. 1. Replace the right Antenna as shown. Ensure that the locating pins on the Antenna are correctly seated. 2. Replace the adhesive strip to secure the Antenna 3. Run the cable down the side of the LCD Module in place. using all available clips and adhesive. 4. Run the cable along the cable channel as shown, using all available cable clips. 4. Run the cable along the cable channel as shown,...

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Replacing the CPU

IMPORTANT The CPU has a Pin1 locator that must be positioned corresponding to the marker on the CPU socket. 1. Place the CPU into the CPU socket as shown, taking note of the Pin1 locator. 1. Place the CPU into the CPU socket as shown, taking note of the Pin1 locator. 2. Using a flat-bladed screw driver, rotate the CPU locking screw 180 clockwise to secure the CPU in place. 2. Using a flat-bladed screw driver, rotate the CPU locking screw 180 clockwise to secure the CPU in place. 1. Align the...

Removing the Optical Drive Module

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 46. 2. Remove the screw securing the ODD module. 3. Insert a suitable tool into the access slot in the battery bay as shown. Gently lever the ODD module out of the chassis. 4. Pull the optical drive module out from the chassis. 5. Remove the two screws securing the ODD bracket and remove the ODD bracket from the optical disk drive module. 6. Remove the ODD bezel by rotating the top edge downward and pulling it clear of the module. 6. Remove the ODD bezel by...

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 < > Open or close the Start menu < > + < D> Display the desktop < > + < E> Open Windows Explore < > + < F> Search for a file or folder < > + < G>...

Replacing the Upper Cover

Acer 4540 Dissembling

Place the Upper Cover on the Lower Cover as shown. 4. Replace the three screw caps as shown. 4. Replace the three screw caps as shown. 6. Connect A as shown. 7. Connect C as shown. 6. Connect A as shown. 7. Connect C as shown. 8. Connect B and close the locking latch to secure the cable in place. 8. Connect B and close the locking latch to secure the cable in place. 9. Connect D and close the locking latch to secure the cable in place. 9. Connect D and close the locking latch to secure the...

Each Smm Driver entry point used in PORT

If the BIOS detects error 2C, 2E, or 30 base 512K RAM error , it displays an additional word-bitmap xxxx indicating the address line or bits that failed. For example, 2C 0002 means address line 1 bit one set has failed. 2E 1020 means data bits 12 and 5 bits 12 and 5 set have failed in the lower 16 bits. Note that error 30 cannot occur on 386SX systems because they have a 16 rather than 32-bit bus. The BIOS also sends the bitmap to the port-80 LED display. It first displays the check point...

Replacing the DIMM Modules

Place 2nd Hdd Acer Aspire 7715z

Press down to lock the DIMM module in place. 2. Press down to lock the DIMM module in place. 3. Repeat steps for the second DIMM module if present. 3. Repeat steps for the second DIMM module if present. 1. Press the bezel into the tray, bottom edge first, to 2. Secure the ODD bracket with the two screws. secure it to the ODD Module. 3. Push the ODD Module into the ODD bay until it is 4. Replace the single screw to secure the Module. flush with the casing.

Removing the Camera Module

Camera Module Antenna

See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 82. 2. Locate the Camera Module at the top of the LCD Module and disconnect the camera cable. 3. Remove the Camera from the module. 1. See Removing the Camera Module on page 83. 2. Remove the two securing screws from the LCD Panel. 3. Remove the adhesive strip holding the cables in place. 3. Remove the adhesive strip holding the cables in place. 4. Remove the Camera cable cluster from the LCD Module as shown. 1. See Removing the LCD Panel on page 84. 2....

LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart

Acer Aspire 9920 Exploded

See Removing the LCD Module on page 59. 2. Remove the two upper and two lower bezel screw caps and screws. 3. Starting from the bottom edge of the bezel, pry the bezel upwards and away from the panel. Work along the right side toward the top of the bezel, prying the covers apart. Continue along the top edge and down the left side to remove the bezel. NOTE If necessary, use a pry to lift up the outside edges of the bezel.

Acer 7715 Utility Setup

Insydeh20 Setup Utility Boot

This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the USB diskette drives, the onboard hard disk drive and the DVD drive in the module bay. Select Boot Devices to select specific devices to support boot. IDE1 MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ880AS USB FDD Network Boot Atheros Boot Agent USB HDD USB CDROM Use lt t gt or lt 4 gt to select a device, then press lt F5 gt to move it down the list, or lt F6 gt to move it up the list. Press lt Esc gt...

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. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return.

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized Information Main Advanced Security Power Boot Exit Supervisor Password Is User Password Is HDD Password Is Set User Password Set SATA PortO HDD Password Password on Boot Install or Change the password and the length of password must be less than eight words. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Shows...

Replacing the Mainboard

Ensure that the Mainboard is face up the CPU is not visible . Place the Mainboard in the chassis, left edge first 1 , then rotate it downward into position 2 . NOTE Ensure the I O ports are positioned correctly through the casing. 2. Replace the single securing screw in the mainboard. 1. Replace the TouchPad bracket top edge first to 2. Press the bracket down to engage the securing engage the securing clips. clips. 1. Replace the TouchPad bracket top edge first to 2. Press the bracket down...

Removing the WLAN Module

Acer 4732z Aux

See Removing the Lower Covers on page 48. 2. Remove the adhesive tape securing the Antenna cables in place. 3. Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN Board. NOTE Cable placement is Black to the MAIN terminal upper and White to the AUX terminal lower . 4. Move the antenna away and remove the two screws to release the WLAN Board. 5. Detach the WLAN Board from the WLAN socket. 5. Detach the WLAN Board from the WLAN socket. NOTE When reattaching the antennas, ensure the cables are tucked...

BIOS Flash Utilities

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...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 7715Z 7315. 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...

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 computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. NOTE 1. Charging The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged The light shows green when in AC mode. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. The following items show you how to...

Right View

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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. 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...

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 ....

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...

Replacing the LCD Module

Align the screw holes on the LCD Module and Upper Cover and replace the LCD Module. 2. The left and right screw covers are shaped differently. Ensure that the correct cover is used. 3. Replace the left screw cover as shown. Ensure that the securing tab on the rear of the cover is seated correctly in the Upper Cover. 4. Replace the right screw cover as shown. Ensure that the securing tab on the rear of the cover is seated correctly in the Upper Cover. 5. Replace the four screws securing the...

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...

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...

Front View

Acer Aspire 5740 Front View

Web camera for video communication for selected models . Also called Liquid-Crystal Display LCD , displays computer output. Turns the internal touchpad on and off. Enables disables the wireless LAN function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. For entering data into your computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons....

Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart

Flowchart For Aspire

CAUTION Using metal tools to remove the Switch Cover may cause damage to the outer casing. The use of plastic tools or fingers is recommended to remove the Switch Cover. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 46. 2. Turn the computer over. Press down the and keys on the right side of the Keyboard to expose the cutout. Insert a suitable plastic tool or finger and pry the Switch Cover upward, away from the Upper Cover. 3. Work along the Switch Cover toward the left hinge, gently prying up the...

Advanced

The Advanced screen allows the user to configure the various advanced BIOS options. IMPORTANT Making incorrect settings to items on these pages may cause the system to malfunction. Unless you have experience adjusting these items, we recommend that you leave these settings at the default values. If making settings to items on these pages causes your system to malfunction or prevents the system from booting, open BIOS and choose Load Optimal Defaults in the Exit menu to boot up normally. ACPI...

DOS Flash Utility

Perform the following steps to use the DOS Flash Utility 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. 3. IDE1 MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ880AS 4. Network Boot Atheros Boot Agent Use lt gt or lt 4 gt to select a device, then press lt F5 gt to move it down the list, or lt F6 gt to move it up the list. Press lt Esc gt to escape the menu Help n Select Item Exit ES Select Menu...

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

Acer Aspire 7715 Toetsenbord

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. The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small...

Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Replace Wifi Acer 4720z

Place the HDD in the HDD carrier. 2. Replace the four screws two each side to secure 3. Insert the HDD, as indicated and lower it into 4. Slide the HDD in the direction of the arrow to place. connect the interface. 3. Insert the HDD, as indicated and lower it into 4. Slide the HDD in the direction of the arrow to place. connect the interface. 1. Insert the WLAN Module into the WLAN socket. 2. Replace the two screws to secure the module. 1. Insert the WLAN Module into the WLAN socket. 2....

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....

Aspire Z Exploded Diagrams Main Assembly

Assemble Acer 3690 Notebooks

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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...

Remove Hddbios Password Utilities

Aspire 7720 Jumper

This section provides you with details about removing HDD BIOS password 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 Key 76943488 3. Execute the UnlockHD.EXE file to create the unlock code in DOS Mode using the...

Replacing the SD Dummy Card

Acer Aspire 7715z Slot

Insert the SD Dummy Card into the slot as shown. 2. Push until the card clicks into place and is flush with 1. Slide and hold the battery release latch to the 2. Slide the battery lock in the direction shown to release position 1 , insert the battery pack and secure the battery in place.

Clearing Password Check

Bios Insyde Password

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 1. Power Off the system, and remove HDD, AC and Battery from the machine. 2. Disconnect the RTC Battery cable and locate the J1 jumper. 3. Use...

Internal Speaker Failure

Acer Aspire 6930 Speaker

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....

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 that 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. The following messages report to screen to confirm completion dmitools r gt Read dmi string from bios dmitools wm xxxx gt Write...

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.

Information

The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. HDD Model Name HDD Serial Number HDD Model Name HDD Serial Name ATAPI Model Name System BIOS Version VGA BIOS Version Serial Number Asset Tag Number Product Name Manufacturer Name UUID Intel R Pentium R Dual CPU 2.16GHz NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ according to model. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. This field shows the CPU type and speed of the...

Common Problems

Acer 7715z 7315

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...

Rear View

Acer Aspire 7715z 7315 Back

Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Connects to an Ethernet 10 100-based network. Connects to a display device e.g. external monitor, LCD projector . Connect to USB 2.0 devices e.g. USB mouse, USB camera . Accepts input from external microphones. Connects to audio line-out devices e.g. speakers, headphones .

Disassembly Process

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. 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...

Acer 7715 Recovery

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. Sets the system time. The hours are displayed with 24hour format. Format HH MM SS hour minute second Displays the total memory available. Displays the available memory for Video....

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Pentium mobile processor Intel Celeron mobile processor Throttling 5G On 99 C, Off 96 C H W Shutdown 11G C Northbridge Suspend to RAM S3 Disk S4 Various hot-keys for system control ACPI 2.0 compliance with Intel Speed Step support C1, C2, C3, C4 and S3, S4 for mobile CPU DMI utility for BIOS serial number configurable asset tag Supports Win Flash Wake on LAN from S3 Wake on LAN form S4 in AC mode NOTE Above table lists some system memory configurations. You may combine DIMMs with various...