Windows keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. H I ' K L 1 ' G H Uli > 11 Start button. Combinations with this key perform shortcut functions. Below m* + < Tab> (Activates the next Taskbar button) m + < E> (Opens the My Computer window) mm + < F1 > (Opens Help and Support) mm + < F> (Opens the Find All Files dialog box) shift + + M (Undoes the minimize all windows) This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button it opens the application's...

Hot Keys

The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen contrast and brightness, volume output and the BIOS Utility. To activate hot keys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key in the hot key combination. Displays a list of the hotkeys and their functions. Launches the Acer eSetting in the Acer eManager set by the Acer Empowering key 1 Launches the Acer ePower-Management in the Acer eManager set by the Acer Empowering key . H...

Left view

Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Connect to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Internal optical drive accepts CDs or DVDs depending on the optical drive type. Lights up when the optical drive is active. Ejects the optical drive tray from the drive. Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off.

Bottom Panel

Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack. Houses the computer's hard disc (secured by a screw). House the computer's main memory and Mini PCI Card. Note Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. The computer has six easy-to-read status icons on the upper-right above the keyboard. In addition, there are four indicators located on the front panel. Lights when Numeric Lock is activated. Lights when the computer enters Standby mode and blinks when it enters into or resumes from...

Advanced

The Advanced screen contains parameters involving your hardware devices. It also provides advanced settings of the system. Configure the system's Infrared port using options Disabled and Enabled. S COM . 31 6. lifl) 4 ) COM3. 3LiS. II Q ) COM4 2t8. Mil) 3 Mode Set t ing l or ftllf-f-< ) Hornal 16550) ( ) lrDA (HPS1B) ( ) nSK R (.) FAST IR The table below describes the parameters in the screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Sets the base I O address and...

Rear Panel

Connects to an Ethernet 10 100 1000-based network (for selected models). Supports both audio and video input. Connects to a (PAL NTSC) TV antenna cable. Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). Connects ta television or display device with S-video input. Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use.

Sound Check

To determine if the computer's built-in speakers are functioning properly, perform the following steps. Before you start the steps below, adjust the speaker volume to an appropriate level. 1. Try different audio sources. For example, employ audio CD and ditital music file to determine whether the fault is in the speaker system or not. If not all sources have sound problem, the problem is in the source devices. If all have the same problem, continue next step. 2. Connect a set of earphone or...

Launch Keys

Located above the keyraS-Rij next to the power button are two buttons. These buttons are called launch keys. They are designated as the Internet browser, and the Acer Empowering key . Press the Empowering RHRI' to BmBhe Acer eManager. Please see an Internet browser as default, but it can be reset gMQggggl Internet browser apllication User-programmable eManager launch key User-programmable The built-in touchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the cursor...

Online Support Information

This section describes online technical support services available to help you repair your Acer Systems. If you are a distributor, dealer, ASP or TPM, please refer your technical queries to your local Acer branch office. Acer Branch Offices and Regional Business Units may access our website. However some information sources will require a user i.d. and password. These can be obtained directly from Acer CSD Taiwan. Acer's Website offers you convenient and valuable support resources whenever you...

Exit

The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Allows the user to save changes to CMOS and reboot the system. Allows the user Discards changes made and exits System Setup. Loads default settings for all parameters same as 0 . Allows the user to discard previous changes in CMOS Setup.

Display Check

Connect an external display to the computer's external monitor port, the boot the computer. The computer can automatically detect the external display. Press Fn p to switch to the external display. 2. If the external display works fine, the internal LCD may be damaged. Then perform the following steps Make sure the DDRRAM module is seated properly. Then run the diplay test again. If the problem still exists, go to next step. Replace the inverter board, then run the display test program...

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 63 Check the Battery Pack on page 64 Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer...

Memory Check

Memory errors might stop system operations, show error messages on the screen, or hang the system. Currently, we do not provide memory test program. However, if you need to check memory but have no testing program or diagonositc utility at hand, please go to http www.passmark.com to download the shareware BurnIn Test V.3.0. You may test the memory with this program under Window XP environment. NOTE Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. A loose connection can cause an...

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 main 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. The...

External Cdromdvdrom Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD-ROM DVD-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. Insert an audio CD into the CD DVD drive. If the CD DVD drive can read the data from the audio CD. The drive does not have problem, then go to next step. If the CD DVD LED on the front panel does not emit light as it read the data...

External Diskette Drive Check

Do the following steps 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. The FDD heads can become dirty over time, affecting their performance. Use an FDD cleaning kit to clean the heads. If the FDD still does not function properly...

Troubleshooting

Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. 1. Obtain the failed 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. If any problem occurs, you can perform visual inspection before you fellow this chapter's instructions. You can check the following power cords are properly connected and secured there are no obvious shorts or opens there are no obviously...

Removing the Main Board

The Upper Case Assembly on page 52. the SW DJ Board Assembly on page 54 the VGA Thermal Module on page 55. 10. See Removing the Modem Board on page 56. 11. Remove the two nut screws securing the main board. 12. Press the PCMCIA card button. 14. Remove the two screws securing the main board to the lower case. 15. Then detach the main board from the lower case carefully.

Removing the Audio Board

Audioboard Acer Aspire 7520

See Removing the Battery on page 44. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 47. 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 47. 4. See Removing the Power Board on page 52. 5. See Removing the Upper Case Assembly on page 52. 6. See Removing the Speaker Set on page 54. 7. See Removing the SW DJ Board Assembly on page 54. 8. Remove the screw securing the audio board. 10. Release the CIR receiver cable. 11. Then detach the audio board. 1. See Removing the Battery on page 44. 2. See Removing the...

Removing the Sw Dj Board Assembly

See Removing the Battery on page 44. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 47. 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 47. 4. See Removing the Power Board on page 52. 5. See Removing the Upper Case Assembly on page 52. 6. See Removing the Speaker Set on page 54. 7. Remove the two screws securing the SW DJ board assembly. 8. Remove the SW DJ board assembly from the lower case. 9. Remove the two screws securing the SW DJ board and SW DJ board bracket. 10. Then remove the SW DJ board.

Removing the Speaker

See Removing the Battery on page 44. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 47. 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 47. 4. See Removing the Power Board on page 52. 5. See Removing the Upper Case Assembly on page 52. 6. Disconnect the SW DJ board cable. 7. Disconnect the CIR receiver cable. 8. Then disconnect the audio board FFC cable. 9. Disconnect the speaker set cable. 10. Then detach the speaker set from the lower case.

Removing the Touchpad Bracket the Touchpad Board and the Touchpad

See Removing the Battery on page 44. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 47. 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 47. 4. See Removing the Power Board on page 52. 5. See Removing the Upper Case Assembly on page 52. 6. Pull back the tape covering the touchpad FFC. 7. Disconnect the touchpad FFC the remove it. 8. Remove the four screws securing the touchpad bracket. 9. Slide the touchpad bracket back as shown. 10. Then remove the touchpad bracket. 11. Use a flat headed screw driver to...

Removing the Power Board

See Removing the Battery on page 44. 2. See Removing the Hard Disc Drive Module on page 44. 3. See Removing the Optical Disc Drive Module on page 45. 4. See Removing the Memory on page 45. 5. See Removing the LCD Module on page 47. 6. Remove the two screws securing the power board. 7. Tear off the tape holding the power board cable then remove the power board.

Removing the Upper Case Assembly

See Removing the Battery on page 44 2. See Removing the Hard Disc Drive Module on page 44. 3. See Removing the Optical Disc Drive Module on page 45. 4. See Removing the Memory on page 45. 5. See Removing the LCD Module on page 47. 6. Remove the fifteen screws securing the lower case assembly and the upper case assembly on the bottom. 7. Remove the three screws securing the upper case assembly. 8. Disconnect the touchpad cable. 9. Disconnect the power board cable. 10. Then detach the upper...

Removing the LCD Bezel

See Removing the Battery on page 44. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 47. 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 47. 4. See Removing the Fan, the CPU Thermal Module and the CPU on page 47. 5. See Removing the Wireless LAN Card on page 48. 6. See Removing the LCD Module on page 49. 7. Detach the two rubber pads and the two screw pads. 8. Remove the four screws securing the LCD bezel. 9. Detach the LCD bezel carefully. 10. Remove the nine screws securing the LCD to the LCD panel. 11....

Removing the LCD Module

See Removing the Battery on page 44. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 47. 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 47. 4. Disconnect the inverter cable with a flat headed screw driver. 5. Take out the LVDS cable then disconnect the LVDS cable. 6. Tear off the tape securing the wireless LAN antennae then release the antennae. 7. Remove the two screws securing the LCD module on the rear side. 8. Remove the two screws securing the LCD module on the bottom. 9. Then detach the LCD module...

Removing the Fan the CPU Thermal Module and the CPU

See Removing the Battery on page 44. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 47. 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 47. 4. Remove the three screws securing the system fan. 6. Then detach the fan from the main unit. 7. Remove the four screws securing the CPU thermal module. 8. Then remove the CPU thermal module. NOTE Please remove the screws in the order that the image indicates. Start from 4, 3, 2 then 1. When you reassemble the CPU thermal module, secure the screws as the order 1, 2, 3...

Before You Begin

Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following 1. Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals. 2. Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system NOTE Aspire 9100 series product uses mylar or tape to fasten the FFC FPC connectors cable, you may need to tear the tape or mylar before you disconnect different FFC FPC connectors. The flowchart on the succeeding page gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly...

Security

Travelmate 5530g Boot Screen

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. If password on boot is required, the password must be set otherwise it cannot be enabled. The formats of the password are as follows Length 10 characters Characters Alphanumeric keys only. The shift status i.e. Ctrl, Shift, Alt and Capital are ignored. Set...

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are five menu options Main, Advanced, Security, Boot and Exit. Follow these instructions To choose a menu, use the cursor left right keys gg . To choose a parameter, use the cursor up down keys QQ . To change the value of a parameter, press p or Q. Press 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 g. You can also press g to save any changes made and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. NOTE You can change the value of a...

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 diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery Diskette before you use the Flash utility. NOTE Do not install memory-related drivers XMS, EMS, DPMI when you use the Flash utilities. NOTE Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the...

Boot

Distette Drive Module Bay

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. Please select the order of the boot devices. lt gt Hard Disk C lt - gt CD-ROM Drive

Test Compatible Components

This computer's compatibility is tested and verified by Acer's internal testing department. All of its system functions are tested under Windows XP Home environment. Refer to the following lists for components, adapter cards, and peripherals which have passed these tests. Regarding configuration, combination and test procedures, please refer to the Aspire 9100 series Compatibility Test Report released by the Acer Mobile System Testing Department. Microsoft Windows XP Environment Test Intel...

Machine Disassembly and Replacement

This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer 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-bladed 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 components.

Removing the Modem Board

See Removing the Battery on page 44. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 47. 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 47. 4. See Removing the Power Board on page 52. 5. See Removing the Upper Case Assembly on page 52. 6. Remove the two screws securing the modem board. 7. Disconnect the modem board connector. 8. Disconnect the modem board cable then remove the board.

Front Panel

Also called LCD Liquid Crystal Display , displays computer output. Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. LEDs Light Emitting Diodes that turn on and off to show the status of the computer and its functions and components. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output....

Features

Acer Aspire 5520 Inverter Connection

This computer was designed with the user in mind. Here are just a few of its many features Intel Pentium M 730 processor at 1.6GHz or higher 256 MB of DDR 333 SDRAM standard, upgradeable to 2 GB with dual so DIMM modules One 60 GB and above E-IDE hard disk 2.5, 9.5mm, UltraDMA-100 3-in-1 MS SM SD card reader Thin-Film Transistor TFT displaying at ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600 with 128 MB of video memory Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support Integrated gigabit Fast Ethernet connection for selected...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 9100. 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...

The Euro symbol

Alt Euro Keyboard

If your keyboard layout is set to United States-International or United Kingdom or if you have a keyboard with a European layout, you can type the Euro symbol on your keyboard. 1. Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Hold lt Alt Gr gt and then press the Euro symbol at the upper-center of the keyboard. NOTE Sme fonts and otKJy dfflHSt suppRn HaJuro symbo p3Snefer to www.microsoft.com typography faq faq 12.htm for more information.

Insyde Mobile Pro Bios Post Codes

Assemble Coin Slot Usb Port Connection

Boot started, check motherboard power is stable. Test print port for check crisis option is enable or disable Decompress the system BIOS, and Shadow System BIOS to RAM Proceed with Crisis Boot, first initial super I O and boot device Fatal Error, like the RAM error or ROM error Start process the Crisis recovery procedure Disable internal cache ram, and reset cpu Turn off FASTA20 for post, and check have keyboard Initial PIC enable INT and Signal Power On Reset Initialize the Chipset and hook...