Touchpad basics with twoclick buttons

The following items show you how to use the touchpad with two-click buttons. Move your finger across the touchpad (1) to move the cursor. Press the left (2) and right (3) buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button. Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button). Click and hold, then use finger on the...

Removing the FPC Cable

Optical Drive Module on page 55. LCD panel with the Brackets on page 79 15. Detach all adhesive tapes and any cable that is glued to the LCD panel. 16. Detach the FPC cable from its connector on the back of the LCD panel. 17. Disconnect the FPC cable from the LCD panel.

Aspire 7736z Touchpad Diagram

Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information. 1. This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION decided for Acer's global product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine e.g. add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability . These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be...

Information

The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. Aspire 7736 7736Z 7336 Series Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility CPU Type CPU Speed IDE0 Model Name IDE0 Serial Number IDE1 Model Name IDE1 Serial Number ATAPI Model Name System BIOS Version VGA BIOS Version KBC Version Serial Number Asset Tag Number Product Name Manufacturer Name UUID Intel R Core TM 2 Duo CPU T6500 2.10GHz 2.10GHz XX-XXX XXXXXX.XXX.XXX.XXX.XXXXXX XX.XX Help Select Item Exit EUSelect Menu CPU...

Windows Mobility Center

User Guide, g Drivers nrr i Utilities The Windows Mobility Center collects key mobile-related system settings in one easy-to-find place, so you can quickly configure your Acer system to fit the situation as you change locations, networks or activities. Settings include display brightness, volume, power plan, wireless networking on off, external display settings, synchronization status and presentation settings. Windows Mobility Center also includes Acer-specific settings like sharing folders...

Front View

Acer 7736z Outputs

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

Removing the Web Camera

Camera Web Aspire 5100

The Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48 the Wireless LAN Card on page 50. the Heatsink Module on page 52. the Optical Drive Module on page 55. 11. See Removing the Keyboard on page 60. 12. See Removing the LCD Module on page 61. 13. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 78. 14. See Removing the LCD panel with the Brackets on page 79. 15. Pry to remove the web camera module from the LCD bezel. WARNING The web camera module is glued to the LCD module back cover, only remove the web camera module if it...

Remove HDD Password

This section teaches you how to remove HDD password Remove HDD Password If you key in the wrong HDD password thrice, HDD password error code will appear on the screen. See the image below. If you need to solve HDD password locked problem, you can run HDD_PW.EXE 1. Key in hdd_pw 15494 0 3. Choose one of the uppercase strings Reboot the system and key in 0KJFN42 or UVEIQ96 as your HDD user password.

Removing the USB Board Module

See Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 44. 2. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. 3. See Removing the Back Cover on page 46. 4. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48. 5. See Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 50. 6. See Removing the DIMM Module on page 51. 7. See Removing the Heatsink Module on page 52. 8. See Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 55. 9. See Removing the CPU on page 54. 10. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 58. 11. See Removing the Keyboard on...

Removing the CPU

NOTE Aspire 7736 7736Z 7336 Series uses the Intel processor, while Aspire 7540 Series uses the AMD processor. But the process in removing the CPU are the same for all the models. 1. See Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 44. 2. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. 3. See Removing the Back Cover on page 46. 4. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48. 5. See Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 50. 6. See Removing the DIMM Module on page 51. 7. See Removing the Heatsink Module...

Removing the DIMM Module

See Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 44. 2. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. 3. See Removing the Back Cover on page 46. 4. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48. 5. See Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 50. 6. Push out the latches on both sides of the DIMM sockets to release the DIMMs.

Removing the Wireless LAN Card

Acer Extensa 5230e Wlan Connector

See Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 44. 2. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. 3. See Removing the Back Cover on page 46. 4. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48. 5. For 2-antenna WLAN card, detach the black cable from connector 1 and the white cable from connector 2 on the WLAN card. 6. Remove the one screw B on the WLAN card and detach the card.

Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

Acer Gridvista

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...

Removing the Fingerprint Button and Touchpad Boards

Touchpad Aspire 9410 New

See Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 44. 2. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. 3. See Removing the Back Cover on page 46. 4. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48. 5. See Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 50. 6. See Removing the DIMM Module on page 51. 7. See Removing the Heatsink Module on page 52. 8. See Removing the CPU on page 54. 9. See Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 55. 10. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 58. 11. See Removing the Keyboard on...

Closed Front View

Accepts Secure Digital SD , MultiMediaCard MMC , 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. Connects to an Ethernet 10 100 1000-based network. Connects to a display device e.g., external monitor, LCD projector . Supports high definition digital video connections. Connect to USB 2.0 devices e.g., USB mouse, USB camera . Accepts audio line-in devices e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman, mp3...

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 BioProtection 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 Acer MyLaunch, and fast application website...

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 System Check on page 87. 2. Visually check them...

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Acer Aspire 7736 Repair

See Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 44. 2. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. 3. See Removing the Back Cover on page 46. 4. Remove the one screw A securing the hard disk drive module to the system. 5. Pull the plastic tab in the direction indicated by the arrow to disengage the HDD module from the connector. 6. Lift the HDD module and remove it from the HDD bay. NOTE To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it. 7. Remove the two...

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...

Special Key only for certain models

You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the upper-center and or bottom-right of your keyboard. 1. Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either press lt gt on the keyboard, or hold lt Alt Gr gt and then press the lt 5 gt key at the upper-center of the keyboard. NOTE Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com tvpoaraphv faq faq12.htm for more information. 1. Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either press lt gt at the...

Removing the Bluetooth Board

Aspire 7740g Bluetooth Waar Zit

'Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 44. 'Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. 'Removing the Back Cover on page 46. 'Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48. 'Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 50. 'Removing the DIMM Module on page 51. 'Removing the Heatsink Module on page 52. 'Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 55. 'Removing the Middle Cover on page 58. 'Removing the Keyboard on page 60. 'Removing the LCD Module on page 61. 'Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case on...

Acer 7736zg D2d

The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable boot option and recovery. lt Tab gt , lt Shift-Tab gt , or lt Enter gt selects field. Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility Boot Quiet Boot Network Boot F12 Boot Menu D2D Recovery SATAMode Enabled Enabled Disabled Enabled AHCI Mode lt Tab gt , lt Shift-Tab gt , or lt Enter gt selects field. Exit Select Menu BE333M Select Sub-Menu NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ....

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. Reconnect the LCD connectors. Keyboard if contrast and brightness function key doesn't work . LCD inverter ID LCD cable LCD inverter LCD 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...

PowerOn Self Test POST Error Message

The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is listed first. 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...

Indicators

Acer 5542g Finger Print Reader

The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. 1. Charging The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged The light shows blue when in AC mode. NOTE 1. Charging The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged The light shows green when in AC mode. Located on the left of the keyboard are the application...

Phoenix Setup Utility Priority Order Acer 7736z

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 SecureCore tm Setup Utility CD DVD XXXXXXXXXXX-XXX XX-XXXX-XX Network Boot XXX vXX.X.X XXXX XXXX USB HDD USB FDD USB Key Use lt t gt or lt I gt to select a device, then press lt F6 gt to move i up the list, or lt F5 gt to move it down the list. Press lt Esc gt to escape the menu....

Removing the Antennas

'Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 44. 'Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. 'Removing the Back Cover on page 46. 'Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48. 'Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 50. 'Removing the DIMM Module on page 51. 'Removing the Heatsink Module on page 52. 'Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 55. 'Removing the Middle Cover on page 58. 'Removing the Keyboard on page 60. 'Removing the LCD Module on page 61. 'Removing the LCD Bezel on page 78. 'Removing the...

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility Supervisor Password is User Password is HDD Password is Supervisor Password is User Password is HDD Password is Supervisor Password controls access of the whole setup utility. It can be used to boot up when Password on boot is enabled. NOTE Please refer to Remove HDD BIOS Password section if you need to know how to remove HDD BIOS Password. Shows the...

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...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 7736 7736Z 7336 and Aspire 7540 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...

System Specifications Features

Below is a brief summary of the computer's many features Intel Centrino 2 processor technology, featuring Intel Core 2 Duo processor Mobile Intel PM45 GM45 GL40 Express Chipset Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 5300 Intel Pentium mobile processor Mobile Intel GM45 GL40 Express Chipset Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b g Draft-N Acer InviLink 802.11b g For Aspire 7540 Series AMD Better By Design Program, featuring AMD Turion II Ultra dual-core processor AMD Turion II dual-core processor AMD Athlon 64 II...

Lock Keys and 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 numeric 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 screen moves one line up or down...

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...

Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery

Gap For Acer Aspire 4736z

This section provides the standard operating procedures for clearing the password and BIOS recovery for Aspire 7736 7736Z 7336 and Aspire 7540 Series. There is one Hardware Open Gap on the main board for clearing the password check and one Hotkey for enabling BIOS Recovery. Gap name in 7736 7736Z 7336 Series is G78. Gap name in Aspire 7540 Series is G106. Steps for Clearing BIOS Password Check If the user sets the BIOS Password Supervisor Password and or User Password for a security reason, the...

BIOS Flash Utility

The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions New versions of system programs Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted. Use the Flash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM. NOTE If you do not have a crisis recovery disk at hand, then you should create a Crisis Disk See Steps for BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk on page 107 before you use the Flash utility. NOTE Do not install memory-related drivers XMS, EMS, DPMI when you use the Flash. NOTE Please connect the AC...

Removing the Middle Cover

Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48 Optical Drive Module on page 55. 11. Remove the five screws A from the lower case. 12. Remove the one screw G from the lower case. 13. Turn the notebook over so the top is facing up. Open the LCD panel. 14. Carefully pry and lift the middle cover.

Removing the LCD Module

Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 44. Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. Removing the Back Cover on page 46. Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48. Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 50. Removing the DIMM Module on page 51. Removing the Heatsink Module on page 52. Removing the CPU on page 54. Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 55. Removing the Middle Cover on page 58. Removing the Keyboard on page 60. 12. Release the wireless antenna cables from the latches and carefully...

Removing the Heatsink Module

Aspire 4540 Disassemble Clean Heat Sink

NOTE There are two version of heatsink module. For this section, we are going to use the Discrete model. The UMA version looks like the picture below Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 44. Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. Removing the Back Cover on page 46. Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48. Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 50. Removing the DIMM Module on page 51. Disconnect the fan cable connector from its connector on the main board 8. Loosen the six screws securing...

Removing the Optical Drive Module

Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 44. Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. Removing the Back Cover on page 46. Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48. Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 50. Removing the DIMM Module on page 51. Removing the Heatsink Module on page 52. Removing the CPU on page 54. Remove the one screw C securing the optical drive module to the system. 10. Slowly pull out the ODD module from the ODD drive bay. 11. Remove the one screw H securing the locker bracket...

Removing the Back Cover

Acer Travelmate 4740 Slow

See Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 44. 2. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. 3. Remove the four screws C on the back cover. 4. Remove the four captive screws on the back cover. 4. Remove the four captive screws on the back cover. Use a plastic screw driver to carefully pry open the back cover. Use a plastic screw driver to carefully pry open the back cover.

Removing the Keyboard

Aspire 5732z Turn Wireless

'Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 44. 'Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. 'Removing the Back Cover on page 46. 'Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48 'Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 50. 'Removing the DIMM Module on page 51. 'Removing the Heatsink Module on page 52. 'Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 55. 'Removing the Middle Cover on page 58. Release the keyboard from the latches. 12. Turn it over on the touchpad area. 13. Release the latch a and disconnect the...

Removing the Battery Pack

See Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 44. 2. Turn the notebook over so the bottom is facing up. 3. Slide the battery lock unlock latch to the unlock position. Note Battery has been highlighted with the yellow circle as above image shows. Please detach the battery and follow local regulations for disposal. 4. Slide the battery release latch to the release position a to pop out the battery pack, then remove the battery pack from the main unit b .

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. Starts System Property for displaying system information. Enables disables the Bluetooth function. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns the display screen backlight off to save...

External Modules Disassembly Flowchart

Acer Aspire 7736 Repair

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.

Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case

7736z Aspire Acer Batterie

Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 44. Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. Removing the Back Cover on page 46. Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 48. Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 50. Removing the DIMM Module on page 51. Removing the Heatsink Module on page 52. Removing the CPU on page 54. Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 55. Removing the Middle Cover on page 58. Removing the Keyboard on page 60. Removing the LCD Module on page 61. 13. Release the latch a and...

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.

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. Main Screw List

System Check Procedures

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...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Core 2 Duo P8800 PGA 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 PGA 2.1 GHz Intel Celeron 900 PGA 2.2 GHz Aspire 7736Z Series Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4200 PGA 2.0 GHz Aspire 7540 Series AMD Turion II M520 2.3 GHz AMD Athlon II M320 2.1 GHz AMD Turion M620 2.5 GHz Aspire 7736 7736Z 7336 Series Mobile Intel PM45 GM45 GL40 Express Chipset Aspire 7540 Series AMD M880G Chipset Aspire 7736 7736Z 7336 Series 478-pin micro-FCPGA Aspire 7540 Series Socket S1 Aspire 7736 7736Z 7336 Series 1.0375V to 1.3V...