Removing the SD Dummy Card

Slide the SD Dummy Card out of the slot and remove it from the computer. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 52. 2. Loosen the seven (7) screws in the Lower Door. 1. See Removing the Lower Door on page 55. 2. Remove the single screw securing the ODD Module. 3. Insert a suitable object in to the Lower Cover to push the ODD Module clear of the casing. 4. Pull the ODD Module out of the chassis. 5. Remove the two (2) screws securing the ODD Bracket and remove the ODD bracket from the module....

Internal Microphone Failure

If the internal Microphone fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace non-defective FRUs If internal or external Microphones do no operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Check that the microphone is enabled. Navigate to Starts Control Panels Hardware and Sounds Sound and select the Recording tab. 2. Right-click on the Recording tab and select Show Disabled Devices (clear by default). 3. The...

Removing a Password

Use the t and i 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 u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Replacing the CPU

IMPORTANT The CPU has a Pin1 locator that must be positioned corresponding to the marker on the CPU socket. 1. Carefully turn the mainboard upside down (CPU side up), and place the CPU into the CPU socket as shown, taking note of the Pin1 locator. 1. Carefully turn the mainboard upside down (CPU side up), and place the CPU into the CPU socket as shown, taking note of the Pin1 locator. 2. Turn the securing screw 180 to secure the CPU in the socket.

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 > lUardDisk > CD-ROM BS 2 MardDisk > CD-ROK J > LflN BS 3 f CD-ROM 3 S (HardDiskJ > LflN BS 4 i LflN > Floppy > HardDiskl 3. Select the desired boot sequence by entering the corresponding sequence. For example, enter BS2 to change the...

Replacing the Switch Cover

Schematics For Acer Aspire 5515

Place the switch board face-down on top of the upper cover. 2. Connect the FFC to the Mainboard and close the locking latch. 2. Connect the FFC to the Mainboard and close the locking latch. 3. Flip the Switch Cover into place and press down on the top edge until it snaps into place as shown. 3. Flip the Switch Cover into place and press down on the top edge until it snaps into place as shown. 4. Turn the computer over. Replace the thirteen screws to secure the Switch Cover to the Upper Cover....

Replacing the Flush LCD Bezel

Place the Bezel Cap on to the LCD Module as shown. Ensure that the LCD cables pass through the hinge wells as shown and pinch the hinge covers together to secure them in place. 3. Press the Bezel Cap down as shown to secure 3. Press the Bezel Cap down as shown to secure

External Module Reassembly Instructions Replacing the WLAN Module

Schematics For Acer Aspire 5515

Insert the WLAN board into the WLAN socket. 2. Replace the single screw to secure the module. 1. Insert the WLAN board into the WLAN socket. 2. Replace the single screw to secure the module. 3. Connect the two (2) antenna cables to the module. NOTE The black antenna cable connects to the upper terminal and the white antenna cable to the lower terminal.

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 On Issue on page 192.) 2. Visually check them...

Removing the Primary Hard Disk Drive Module

See Removing the Lower Door on page 55. 2. Use the pull-tab to slide the Primary HDD in the indicated direction and disconnect the interface. 3. Lift the hard disk drive module out of the bay. NOTE To prevent damage to the device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it.

Replacing the USB Board

IMPORTANT The USB FFC is supplied as part of the Lower Cover. If the USB FFC is defective, replace the entire Lower Cover. 1. Insert the USB Board into the Lower Cover as shown. 2. Replace the indicated screw to secure the USB Board to the Lower Cover. 3. Connect the FFC to the USB Board and close the lock latch on the USB Board. 3. Connect the FFC to the USB Board and close the lock latch on the USB Board. 4. Connect the FFC to the Mainboard and close the locking latch. 4. Connect the FFC to...

Removing the Upper Cover

Ffc Locking Latch

IMPORTANT The TouchPad is supplied as part of the Upper Cover. If the TouchPad is defective, replace the entire Upper Cover. 1. See Removing the LCD Module on page 74. 2. Turn the computer over. Remove the fifteen screws on the bottom panel. 3. Disconnect the indicated FFCs A, B, C, D, and E from the Mainboard. 3. Disconnect the indicated FFCs A, B, C, D, and E from the Mainboard. NOTE Avoid pulling on cables directly to prevent damage to the connectors. NOTE Use the pull-tabs on FFC cables...

Rear View

Acer Aspire 5738zg Cleaning

The dedicated Tuba CineBass subwoofer pumps out earthshaking movie-house audio. Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. 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. Supports high definition digital video connections. Connects to eSATA devices only for certain models . Connects to USB 2.0 devices e.g., USB mouse, USB camera . Accepts audio line-in...

Replacing the LCD Module

Acer Travelmate 270 Lcd Panel Connector

Using both hands, set the LCD Module into the Lower Cover, taking care to set the mounting pins into the bottom cover. NOTE Ensure that the antenna, microphone, and LVDS cables pass through the openings on the hinge wells before securing the LCD module in place. 2. Insert the four 4 screws to secure the LCD Module to the Lower Cover. 3. Connect the Microphone cable to the Mainboard. 3. Connect the Microphone cable to the Mainboard. 4. Insert the Microphone cable into the cable channel all...

Key Types

The keyboard has several different types of keys. Some keys perform specific actions when pressed alone and other actions when pressed in combination with another key. Press these keys labeled F1 to F12 to perform actions in programs. For example, pressing F1 may open help. Each program uses different function keys for different purposes. See the program documentation to find out more about the function key actions. Press these colored keys in combination with the Fn key to perform specific...

Removing the Touch Pad Board

IMPORTANT The TouchPad is supplied as part of the Upper Cover. If the TouchPad is defective, replace the entire Upper Cover. 1. See Removing the Finger Print Reader Bracket on page 89. 2. Open the locking latch on the FFC and disconnect it from the TouchPad Board. 3. Open the locking latch on the FFC and disconnect it from the TouchPad. 3. Open the locking latch on the FFC and disconnect it from the TouchPad. 4. Remove the FFC from the Upper Cover as shown. 5. Open the locking latch on the FFC...

Chipset POST Codes

Bios Chip Location Acer Aspire 8730g

The following table details the chipset POST codes and functions used in the POST. 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...

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. Receives signals from a remote control. Dolby 5.1 speakers deliver stereo audio output.

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,...

System Block Diagram

HM55 does not support USB 6 amp 7 HM55 does not support SATA 2 amp 3 Center Mono Amp Rear Audio Amp G1442 2W amp Head phone Arrandale SG Clarksfield Discrete SSID DISCRETE 030A SSID SWITCH GFX 0308 Internal microphone for sound recording. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display LCD , displays computer output Configuration may vary by models . Launches backup management software. Enables disables the Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication only for certain models Enables...

Changing a Password

Acer Enter Current Password

Use the t and i 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...

Replacing the Bluetooth Board

Insert the Bluetooth Board into the Lower Cover as shown. 2. Insert the single screw to secure the Bluetooth Board to the Lower Cover. 3. Connect the Bluetooth cable to the Bluetooth Board. 3. Connect the Bluetooth cable to the Bluetooth Board. 4. Connect the Bluetooth cable to the Mainboard.

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...

Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Carrier 8942g

Place the HDD in the HDD carrier. 2. Replace the two 2 screws to secure the carrier. 3. Insert the HDD, interface side first, and lower it into 4. Slide the HDD in the direction of the arrow to place. connect the interface. 3. Insert the HDD, interface side first, and lower it into 4. Slide the HDD in the direction of the arrow to place. connect the interface.

Touch Pad Failure

If sound problems are experienced, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 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. Remove and reinstall the audio...

Replacing the TV Tuner Module

How Upgrade Tuner Acer 5920g

Connect the Antenna cable to the TV Tuner as shown. NOTE When reattaching the Antenna, ensure the cable is tucked into the chassis to prevent damage. 3. Insert the single screw to secure the TV Tuner to the Mainboard. 1. Insert the DIMM Module in place. 2. Press down to lock the DIMM module in place. 1. Insert the DIMM Module in place. 2. Press down to lock the DIMM module in place.

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...

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 ....

Standard Bezel LCD Module ReassemblyLCD Panel

Connect the LCD cable to the panel connector as 2. Press down the adhesive strip to secure the cable shown. in place. 3. Run the cable along the back of the panel and press down as indicated to secure the cable in place. 3. Run the cable along the back of the panel and press down as indicated to secure the cable in place. IMPORTANT Ensure that the LCD cable runs between the green callouts to avoid trapping when the panel is replaced in the LCD Module. 4. Align the LCD brackets with the screw...

Accesing Hidden Partition Acer 8942g

The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable boot option and recovery. Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility This is the help for the hour field. Valid range is from 0 to 23. INCREASE REDUCE F5 F6 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....

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....

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.

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of the Acer Aspire 8942G. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering 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 reason a part number change is made, it will not be noted on the printed Service Guide. For ACER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer...

Replacing the Upper Case

Aspire 8942 Bottom

Place the upper case on the lower case front edge first. 2. Insert the eleven screws to secure the upper cover to the lower cover. Connect the following FFCs A, B, D, and E to the Mainboard. 1. Connect the FFC to the Mainboard in position A and close the locking latch. 1. Connect the FFC to the Mainboard in position A and close the locking latch. 1. Connect the FFC to the Mainboard in position C and close the locking latch. 1. Connect the FFC to the Mainboard in position C and close the...

Boot Priority Order Acer 7738

Phoenix Secure Core

The Exit screen allows you to save or discard any changes you made and quit the BIOS Utility. Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility urity Boot The Exit screen allows you to save or discard any changes you made and quit the BIOS Utility. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. 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 CMOS. Load default values for all SETUP item. Load previous...

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility 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 the setting of the Supervisor password Shows the setting of the user password. Shows the setting of...

Common Problems

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

Aspire 4710 Bios Reset Jumper

Hardware Open Gap Description is as follows If users set a BIOS Password Supervisor Password and or User Password for security reasons, the BIOS will prompt for a password during system POST or when the system enters the BIOS Setup menu. If it becomes necessary to bypass the password check, users need to short the HW Gap to reset the password by performing the following procedure 1. Power off the system and unplug the AC and Battery from the machine. 2. Open the Hard Drive and RAM doors. 4....

Replacing the Subwoofer

IMPORTANT Avoid contact with the speakers when inserting or removing the subwoofers. Contact with the subwoofers may result in damage. 1. Using both hands, insert the Subwoofer into the Lower Cover as shown. Insert the four 4 screws to secure the Subwoofer to the Lower Cover. NOTE The screws securing the Subwoofer in place are cushioned by rubber washers. Ensure that the washers are replaced before replacing the screws. 3. Insert the Subwoofer cable into the cable channel. Ensure that the cable...

Replacing the Volume Control Board

8942g Repair

Place the board onto the Upper Cover. 2. Replace the two 2 screws to secure the board to the Upper Cover. 3. Connect the Volume Control FFC to the Volume Control Board and close the locking latch. 3. Connect the Volume Control FFC to the Volume Control Board and close the locking latch. 4. Connect the Volume Control FFC to the Media Board and close the locking latch 4. Connect the Volume Control FFC to the Media Board and close the locking latch 1. Place the Launch Board into the Upper...

Main Unit Disassembly Process Upper Cover Disassembly Flowchart

Aspire 5732 Dissassembly

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 52. 2. Press the six 6 securing clips inward to release the Keyboard from the Upper Cover. 3. Lift the centre of Keyboard up as shown. IMPORTANT Do not remove the Keyboard from the computer the Keyboard FFCs are still connected. 4. Turn the Keyboard over and place it on the TouchPad area to expose the FFC cables. 5. Disconnect the Backlight cable by opening the FFC latch and removing the cable from the Mainboard. 5. Disconnect the Backlight cable by...

Standard Bezel LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart

Acer Aspire 4520 Lcd Pinouts

See Removing the LCD Module on page 74. 2. Remove the four 4 screw caps and screws from the LCD Bezel. 3. Starting from the inside bottom edge, pry the Bezel away from the panel. Move along the bottom edge toward the hinges as shown. 4. Pry apart the right the left hinge wells as shown. 4. Pry apart the right the left hinge wells as shown. 5. Pry apart the upper right and left corners of the bezel. 5. Pry apart the upper right and left corners of the bezel. 6. Pry apart the top edge of the...

System Hotkeys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness, Bluetooth and WiFi. 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. 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. Turns the keyboard...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset REALTEK ALC669X for High Definition Audio Codec 37.5 x 37.5 mm rPGA package rPGA988A 37.5 x 37.5 mm rPGA package 988 pin 37.5 x 37.5 mm rPGA package 988 pin Throttling 50 On 100 C, Off 90 C OS Shutdown 110 C H W Shutdown 110 C Fully DirectX 11 compliant, including full speed 32-bit floating point per component operation. Hardware support to overcome Small batch issues in CPU limited applications. 3D resources virtualized to a 36-b addressing space, for support...

Replacing the Graphics Card

Acer Aspire 7220 Graphics Card

Insert the Graphics Card into the Mainboard connector. 4. Insert the single screw to secure the Graphics Card to the Mainboard. 4. Insert the single screw to secure the Graphics Card to the Mainboard. IMPORTANT Apply a suitable thermal grease and ensure all heat pads are in place before replacing the Thermal Module. The following thermal grease types are approved for use The following thermal pads are approved for use 1. Remove all traces of thermal grease from the CPU using a lint-free...

Setting a Password

Set Supervisor Password

Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password 1. Use the t and i keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears 2. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. The password length can not exceed 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...

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.

Replacing the Touch Pad Board

IMPORTANT The TouchPad is supplied as part of the Upper Cover. If the TouchPad is defective, replace the entire Upper Cover. 1. Insert the board into the Upper Cover. Take care to align the mounting pins with the holes on the board. 2. Insert the two 2 screws to secure the TouchPad Board in place. 3. Insert the FFC through the slot in the Upper Cover and adhere as shown. 3. Insert the FFC through the slot in the Upper Cover and adhere as shown. 4. Connect the Mainboard FFC to the TouchPad Board...

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. Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility 2. IDE HDD WDC WD1600BEVT-22ZCT0- S5 3. IDE CD HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT20N- S2 4. PCI LAN MBA v11.4.1 Slot 0600 Use lt t gt or lt 4 gt to select a device, then press lt F5 gt to move it down the...

BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk BIOS Recovery Boot Block

The BIOS Recovery Boot Block is a special block of BIOS which 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 in the case that the BIOS flashing process fails. The system provides a function hotkey Fn Esc, for enabling the BIOS Recovery process when the system is powered on during BIOS POST. To use this function, it is strongly recommended to have both the AC adapter and Battery plugged in. If this...

Replacing the LCD Bezel

Place the LCD Bezel adjacent to the LCD Module as shown and connect the Microphone cable. 2. Flip the LCD Panel over and place it in the LCD Module. 2. Flip the LCD Panel over and place it in the LCD Module. 3. Press down around the perimeter of the bezel to secure it in place. 3. Press down around the perimeter of the bezel to secure it in place.

Acer Aspire G Fru List

Adapter DELTA 12QW-DE 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Green ADP-12QZB BBGB, LV5 OBL LED LF Battery SANYO AS-2007B Li-Ion 4S2P SANYO 8 cell 4800mAh Main COMMON Battery SONY AS-2007B Li-Ion 4S2P SONY 8 cell 4800mAh Main COMMON Battery SIMPLO AS-2007B Li-Ion 4S2P PANASONIC 8 cell 4800mAh Main COMMON PSS Foxconn Bluetooth BRM 2046 BT2.1 T60H928.33 f w 861 Lan Intel WLAN 512AG MMWG Shirley Peak 5100 MM 897004 Lan Intel WLAN 512AN MMWG Shirley Peak 5100 MM 895361 TA E14718-014 Lan Intel WLAN 512AN MMWG2 Shirley Peak...

Information

The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility IDE0 Model Name IDE0 Serial Number IDE1 Model Name IDE1 Serial Name ATAPI Model Name System BIOS Version VGA BIOS Version Serial Number Asset Tag Number Product Name Manufacturer Name UUID WDC WD16OOBEVT-22ZCTO WD-WXE2O9T27982 HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT2ON VO.22O2 Montevina 1718 NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ according to model. The table below...

Removing the RTC Battery

Mainboard Acer Aspire 4920

IMPORTANT Follow local regulations for disposal of all batteries. 1. See Removing the Upper Cover on page 77. 2. To remove the battery, carefully pry the existing battery out of the Mainboard. 1. See Removing the Upper Cover on page 77. 2. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the Mainboard. 3. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth Board. 4. Remove the single screw securing the Bluetooth Board to the Lower Cover. 5. Remove the Bluetooth Board from the Lower Cover. IMPORTANT The USB...