Easy Launch Buttons

Located on the left of the keyboard are the application buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are WLAN, Bluetooth and Backup. Located on the left of the keyboard are the application buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are WLAN, Bluetooth and Backup. Wireless LAN communication button indicator Enables disables the wireless LAN function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Bluetooth communication button indicator Enables disables the...

Windows Keys

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> Cycle through Sidebar gadgets < > + < L> Lock your computer...

Changing a Password

Use the up down 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 done,...

Removing a Password

Use the up down 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 F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Removing the USB Board Module

Schematics For Acer Aspire 5515

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 40. 2. See Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 41. 3. See Removing the Back Cover on page 42. 4. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 43. 5. See Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 44. 6. See Removing the DIMM Module on page 46. 7. See Removing the Heatsink Module on page 49. 8. See Removing the CPU on page 51. 9. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 53. 10. See Removing the Keyboard on page 53. 11. See Removing the LCD Module on page...

Removing the LCD Brackets

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 40. 2. See Removing the Back Cover on page 42. 3. See Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 44. 4. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 53. 5. See Removing the Keyboard on page 53. 6. See Removing the LCD Module on page 55. 7. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 80. 8. See Removing the LCD panel with the Brackets on page 81. 9. Remove the six screws G securing the left and right LCD brackets then remove the left and right brackets.

Removing the FPC Cable

Acer 4730z Lcd Cable Diagram

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 40. 2. See Removing the Back Cover on page 42. 3. See Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 44. 4. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 53. 5. See Removing the Keyboard on page 53. 6. See Removing the LCD Module on page 55. 7. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 80. 8. See Removing the LCD panel with the Brackets on page 81. 9. Detach all adhesive tapes and any cable that is glued to the LCD panel. Remove the tape securing the FPC cable connector. 11....

Removing the LCD panel with the Brackets

Acer Extensa 5220 Webcam

Removing the Battery Pack on page 40. Removing the Back Cover on page 42. Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 44 Removing the Middle Cover on page 53. Removing the Keyboard on page 53. Removing the LCD Module on page 55. Removing the LCD Bezel on page 80. 8. Remove the four screws E on the left and right hinges as shown. 9. Detach the webcam cable from the webcam module.

Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case

Acer Aspire 9300 7000

Hard Disk Drive Module on page 43 12. Disconnect the left speaker cable from SPKR_L1 on the main board. 14. Release the latch and disconnect the touchpad button cable from FPCN1 connector on the main board. 15. Remove the fifteen screws 12 x A, 2 x C, 1 x D from the bottom panel. 16. Remove the six screws 4 x A, 2 xF securing the the upper case to the system.

Removing the LCD Module

Lcd Module Acer Aspire 5515

Removing the Battery Pack on page 40. Removing the Back Cover on page 42. Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 44. Removing the Middle Cover on page 53. Removing the Keyboard on page 53. Remove the two screws A the LCD hinges from the bottom panel Turn the system over and disconnect the LCD cable from the LCD1 connector on the main board and release the LCD cable from the latches. 10. Carefully remove the LCD module from the base unit. NOTE When connecting the cables back to the unit, please...

Acer Aspire Connector Clip Replacement 7740g

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 player Accepts inputs from external microphones. Headphones speaker line-out jack with S PDIF support Connects to audio line-out devices e.g., speakers, headphones . Internal optical drive accepts...

Removing the LCD Bezel

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 40. 2. See Removing the Back Cover on page 42. 3. See Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 44. 4. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 53. 5. See Removing the Keyboard on page 53. 6. See Removing the LCD Module on page 55. 7. Remove the six rubber screw covers at the top and bottom of the LCD bezel. 8. Remove the six screws E at the top and bottom of the LCD bezel. 9. Carefully pry open the LCD bezel and remove it from the LCD panel.

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 diagnostic 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.

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Aspire 2930 Back

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 40. 2. See Removing the Back Cover on page 42. 3. Remove the one screw C securing the hard disk drive module to the system. 4. Lift the tab and slide the module away from the connector and remove it from the hard disk drive bay. NOTE To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it. 5. Remove the two screws H securing the hard disk to the bracket and remove the hard disk from the bracket.

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 typography faq faq12.htm for more information. 1. Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either press lt gt at the...

Removing the Touchpad and Button Boards

Removing the Battery Pack on page 40. Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 41. Removing the Back Cover on page 42. Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 43 Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 44. Removing the DIMM Module on page 46. Removing the Heatsink Module on page 49. 8. See Removing the CPU on page 51. 9. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 53. 10. See Removing the Keyboard on page 53. 11. See Removing the LCD Module on page 55. 12. See Separating the Upper Case from the...

Touchpad Basics

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 touchpad to...

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 91. 2. Visually check them...

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.

Removing the Microphone

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 40. 2. See Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 41. 3. See Removing the Back Cover on page 42. 4. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 43. 5. See Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 44. 6. See Removing the DIMM Module on page 46. 7. See Removing the Heatsink Module on page 49. 8. See Removing the CPU on page 51. 9. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 53. 10. See Removing the Keyboard on page 53. 11. See Removing the LCD Module on...

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...

Removing the Right Speaker

'Removing the Battery Pack on page 40. 'Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 41. 'Removing the Back Cover on page 42. 'Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 43. 'Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 44. 'Removing the DIMM Module on page 46. 'Removing the Heatsink Module on page 49. 'Removing the Middle Cover on page 53. 'Removing the Keyboard on page 53. 'Removing the LCD Module on page 55. 'Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case on page 58. 'Removing the USB Board Module on...

Removing the Left Speaker

'Removing the Battery Pack on page 40. 'Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 41. 'Removing the Back Cover on page 42. 'Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 43. 'Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 44. 'Removing the DIMM Module on page 46. 'Removing the Heatsink Module on page 49. 'Removing the Middle Cover on page 53. 'Removing the Keyboard on page 53. 'Removing the LCD Module on page 55. 'Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case on page 58 13. Remove the two screws F...

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. 7 Extend the desktop onto .In. monitor 1 Low High Highest j...

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.

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...

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...

Setting a Password

Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password 1. Use the up down 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...

Removing the Heatsink Module

Acer Aspire 5630 Dimm Module

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 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 40. 2. See Removing the Back Cover on page 42. 3. Disconnect the heatsink connector from its connector on the main board.

Windows Mobility Center

User Guide, gj 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...

Removing the Battery Pack

Slide the battery lock unlock latch to the unlock position. 3. Slide the battery release latch to the release position 1 to pop out the battery pack, then remove the battery pack from the main unit 2 . Note Battery has been highlighted with the yellow circle as above image shows. Please detach the battery and follow local regulations for disposal.

System Check Procedures 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...

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 91 Check the Battery Pack on page 92 Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer...

External Optical Disk Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or optical disk drive. 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...

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...

Removing the Optical Drive Module

Acer Optical Drive Remove

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 40. 2. Remove the one screw A securing the optical drive module to the system. 3. Slowly pull out the ODD module from the ODD drive bay. 3. Slowly pull out the ODD module from the ODD drive bay. 4. Remove the one screw G securing the locker bracket and remove the locker bracket from the optical disk drive module.

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are five menu options Information, Main, 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 to save...

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....

Remove HDD Password

This section teaches you how to 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 gt cd password jf Vas s wii s ci gt f ir u Uoliins in riys F lias no Ishel. Uolune Serial Number is D4F6-0236 F Vpassnordfhdd aw IS494 amp un lo t 1 6 - ft xe y 1 .1 2 flay ho ice uhat kind of...

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

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Aspire 7740 Intel Core i5 540M 2.53G 3M Aspire 7740G Intel Core i3 330M PGA 2.13G 3M Intel Core i7 620M 2.66G 4M Intel Core i7 720QM 1.6G 6M Throttling 50 On 99 C OFF 93 C OS shut down at 105 C H W shot down at 110 .C BIOS ACPI 1.0b 2.0 3.0 compliance, PCI 2.2, System HDD Password Security Control, INT 13H Extenstions, PnP BIOS 1.0a SMBIOS 2.4, BIOS Boot Specification, Simple Boot Flag 1.0, Boot Block, PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification, USB Specification 1.1 2.0, IEEE 1394 1.0,...

Removing the Bluetooth Module

Acer Aspire 7740g Bluetooth

Removing the Battery Pack on page 40. Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 41. Removing the Back Cover on page 42. Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 43 Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 44. Removing the DIMM Module on page 46. Removing the Heatsink Module on page 49. Removing the CPU on page 51. Removing the Middle Cover on page 53. 10. See Removing the Keyboard on page 53. 11. See Removing the LCD Module on page 55. 12. See Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case on...

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 ....

Information

Acer Aspire 5535 Bios

The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. I lite 1 R Cored i7 CPU tt b20 0 2.67GHz d F2aab 0 cb32 Ilde 8d0a 8cc66bc474dl 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 HDD installed on primary IDE master. This field displays the serial number of HDD installed on primary IDE master. This field shows the model name of...

Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery

Acer Aspire 6530 Cmos Batterie

This section provides the standard operating procedures for clearing the password and BIOS recovery for Aspire 7740 7740G 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 Aspire 7740 7740G Series is G29. 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 will ask for the password during system POST or when...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 7740 7740G 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,...

Dimension and Weight

Acer Aspire 7715z Usb Port

Dimension 411 W x 274 D x 40 45.0 H mm 16.18 x 10.78 x 1.58 1.77 inches Weight 3.2 kg 7.05 lbs. with 6-cell battery pack 3.26 kg 7.19 lbs. with 8-cell battery pack NOTE 1. means only for certain models. 2. The specifications listed above are for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased. Clock Generator ICS9LRS3197AKLFT SLG8SP585VTR . 14 USB 2.0 1.1 parts ETHERNET 10 100 1000Mb High DeMari Audio 6 SATA ports a PCIE ports ACP11.1 LPCI F PCI PCI BRIDGE...