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...

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...

Setting a Password

Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password 1. Use the w andy keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears 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 careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on...

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Help If Select Item Change Values Setup defaults Exit Select Wlenu Select * Sut)Menu Save and Exit The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Shows the setting of the user password. Shows the...

Info

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. Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Accepts input signals from analog digital TV-tuner devices (for selected models). Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.

Exit

The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Phoenix TrustedCore Setup Utility tiliikM Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS Exit utility without saving Setup data to CMOS. Load default values for all SETUP item. Select Item jflSjiChange Values Ejl S Select Menu fflselect Sub-Menu The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. Exit utility without saving setup data to...

Changing a Password

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

Hard Disk Drive Interface

HGST HTS541680J9SA00 WD WD800BEVS-22RST0 Seagate ST9120822AS Toshiba MK1237GSX HGST HTS541612J9SA00 WD WD1200BEVS-22RST0 TOSHIBA MK1637GSX SEAGATE ST9160821AS HGST HTS541616J9SA00 WD WD1600BEVS-22RST0 Max. media transfer rate (disk-buffer, Mbytes s) Data transfer rate (host buffer, Mbytes s) Data transfer rate (host buffer, Mbytes s)

DVDSuper Multi Interface

TOSHIBA 8X TS-L632D PHILIPS 8X DS-8A1P HLDS 8X GSA-T20N Sustained Max 3.6Mbytes sec Sustained Max 10.8Mbytes sec 1. Reads data in each CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-1, Video CD, CD-Extra and CD-Plus 2. Reads data in super Audio CD SACD Hybrid type 5. Reads and writes CD-RW and HSRW discs 6. Reads and writes US amp US RW 7. Reads data in each DVD-ROM and DVD-Dual 8. Reads and writes in each DVD-R Ver. 2.0 for general , DVD-RW and DVD R RW Ver1.1 Release a Electrical Release Release Button

LCDRelated Symptoms

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 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

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 67 2. Visually check them...

Power Management Related Symptoms

The system will not enter hibernation See Save to Disk S4 on page 34 Keyboard if control is from the keyboard Hard disk drive System board The system doesn't enter hibernation mode and four short beeps every minute. Press Fn o and see if the computer enters Hard disk connection board Hard disk drive System board The system doesn't enter standby mode after closing the LCD See Save to Disk S4 on page 34. LCD cover switch System board The system doesn't resume from hibernation mode. See Save to...

Boot

This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the distette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM in module bay. 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 1o move it down the list. Pi ess lt Esc gt lo escape the menu

Chapter

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 a Password

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

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 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...

Machine Disassembly and Replacement

This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer Aspire 8930 for maintenance and troubleshooting. To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge Plastic flat head screw driver 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...

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 82. The...

System Power Management

All devices in the system are turned off completely. OS initiated shutdown. All devices in the system are turned off completely. Individual devices such as the CPU and hard disc may be power managed in this state. CPU set power down VGA Suspend PCMCIA Suspend Audio Power Down Hard Disk Power Down CD-ROM Power Down Super I O Low Power mode Also called Hibernation Mode. System saves all system states and data onto the disc prior to power off the whole system.

Invoking BIOS Setup

The setup function can only be invoked by pressing F2 when Press lt F2 gt to enter Setup message is prompted on the bottom of screen during POST. The setup uses a menu driven interface to allow the user to configure their system. The features are divided into 6 parts as follows Information Display the system informations. Main allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters. Advanced Provides advanced settings of the system. Security Provides security settings of the system....

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 67 Check the Battery Pack on page 67

Remove HDD password Utility

Aspire 4520 Hdd Password

This section provide you with removing HDD password method Remove HDD Password If you key in wrong HDD password for three time, HDD password error code would display on the screen. See the image below. If you need to solve HDD password locked problem, you can run unlock6.EXE 1. Key in unlock6 error code 205

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. NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Sets the system time. The hours are displayed with 24-hour format. Format HH MM SS hour minute second System...

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...

Acer Bio Protection for selected models

Launch Manager Acer 5920

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...

Error Code List

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.

Power Related Symptoms

Power source battery pack and power adapter . See Power System Check on page 67. Hard drive amp battery connection board System board Power source battery pack and power adapter . See Power System Check on page 67. Hard drive amp battery connection board System board Power source battery pack and power adapter . See Power System Check on page 67. Hold and press the power switch for more than 4 seconds. System board See Check the Battery Pack on page 67. Battery pack System board

Acer eAudio Management

Acer Eaudio

Acer eAudio Management allows you to easily control the enhanced sound effects of Dolby Home Theater on your system. Select Movie or Game mode to experience the awesome realism of 5.1-channel surround sound from just two speakers, via Dolby Virtual Speaker technology. Music mode lets you enjoy your favorite tunes, in vivid detail. j Acor e-Audn iMaruqcmc-nt f - 1 t mm wn AUF r 1 IW u ubwUi nr r a. H lt M lt lt IIIII mitttf ihrHBlnvimknalhaV-aff m To choose your playback device, click the icon...

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 separate 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. Scroll Lock lt Fn gt lt F12 gt When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively....

Error Message List

No beep, power-on indicator turns off and LCD is blank. Power source battery pack and power adapter . See Power System Check on page 67. Ensure every connector is connected tightly No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. Power source battery pack and power adapter . See Power System Check on page 67. No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. But you can see POST on an external CRT. No beep, power-on indicator turns on and a blinking cursor shown on LCD during POST....

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....

Hot Keys

Acer Keyboard Symbols

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like sreen 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. IUI 11 I 1 I Launches Acer eSettings 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...

Acer eData Security Management

Acer Aspire 5520g Eaudio

Acer eDataSecurity Management is an 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 data encryption decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook. On first use, the Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you to create the Master Pas word. You will use this password to access the Personal Secure Disk PSD . The...

Check the Battery Pack

To check the battery pack, do the following From Software 1. Check out the Power Management in control Panel 2. In Power Meter, confirm that if the parameters shown in the screen for Current Power Source and Total Battery Power Remaining are correct. 3. Repeat the steps 1 and 2, for both battery and adapter. 4. This helps you identify first the problem is on recharging or discharging. 2. Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery terminals 1 and 6 ground . See the following...

Check the Power Adapter

Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power adapter cable. See the following figure Pin 1 19 to 20.5V Pin 2 0V, Ground 1. If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adapter. 2. If the voltage is within the range, do the following If the problem is not corrected, see Undetermined Problems on page 82. If the voltage is not correct, go to the next step. NOTE An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate a defect....

Information

Select Item Change values Select Menu ffl Select Sub-Menu NOTE The system information is subject to different models. This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system. 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 displays the mofel name of devices installed on secondary IDE master. The hard disk drive or optical drive model name is automatically detected by the system. This...

Disassembling the Main Unit

Acer 8930g Disassembly Guide

Turn over the keyboard as the image shows. 2. Disconnect the Keyboard FFC from the main board 3. Then remove the keyboard from the main unit. 4. Disconnect the FFC from the main board. 5. Loose One screws from the TPCB. 8. Pull out the Wireless antenna. 9. Release four TPCB locker then remove the TCB from machine. 10. Disassembling the LED boards. 11. Loose the LED boards four screws. 12. Loose four LCM hinge screws. 13. Then remove LCM module from the machine.

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...

Base view

Houses the computer's hard disk secured with screws . Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Note Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed up. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed up. Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. Indicates when the hard disk...

Disassembly Procedure Flowchard

Process Flowchart Ordering System

The flowchart on the succeeding page 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 system board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

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.

Aspire Exploded Diagram

SCREW, 1,M2.5,6.0mm,M,4.5mm,0.8mm,BN 1 .PATCH SPEAKER.SET,40HM,2W,6,2 1 8X21.8X4.8mm GASKET,NI CU PNW FOF, 16.Omm, 6.Omm,1,Omm GASKET,NI CU PNW FOF,30mm,1Omm,1.5mm GASKET,NI CU PRS FR,9.Omm,5.Omm,0.1 mm GASKET,NI CU PRS FR,25mm, 1Omm,0, 1 mm GASKET,NI CU PNW FOF,10,Omm,8.Omm,0,6mm GASKET,NI CU PNW FOF,70,Omm,10.Omm,3.Omm SPR1NG,EXTEN,BOTTOM,BATTERY,S US 304 SCREW,1,M2.5,4mm,M,4.5mm,0.8mm,BN 1,PATCH,C-RING GASKET,NI CU PNW FOF,40.Omm,8.Omm,7.Omm GASKET,NI CU PNW FOF,40.Omm,8.Omm,7.Omm...

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 ....

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 8930. 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...

Accessory

REMOTE CONTROLLER FOMOSA21 RC804V-B EU REMOTE CONTROLLER FOMOSA21 RC804V-B TC REMOTE CONTROLLER FOMOSA21 RC804V-B SC REMOTE CONTROLLER FOMOSA21 RC804V-B EN WISTRON ACER XPRESS CARD PHONE KIT REV 2.0 ADAPTER 90W 3PINS DELTA ADP-90SB BBEA 1.7X5.5X11 LF LEVEL4 ADAPTER 90W LITE-ON PA-1900-24AR BLUE 1.7X5.5X11 LF LEVEL4 ADAPTER 90W HIPRO HPOL093B13P BLUE 1.7X5.5X11 LF LEVEL4 BATTERY LI-ION 8CELL SANYO AS-2007B 4S2P 4800MAH BATTERY LI-ION 8CELL SONY AS-2007B 4S2P 4800MAH BATTERY LI-ION 8CELL...