Windows keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. PD351pHfln. 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 + Tab Activates the next Taskbar button. SRBSRipB the My Computer window. SQBKppens Help and Support. + F Opens the Find (All Files dialog box). jfg + R Opens the Run dialog box. HRJMp...

Table of Contents

Specification 1 Operating System 1 Platform 1 System Memory 2 Display and Graphics 2 Storage Subsystem 2 Input Devices 2 Communication 3 I O Interface 3 Power Subsystem 3 Dimensions and Weight 3 Block Diagram 5 Outlook Tour 6 Front View 6 Closed Front View 7 Left View 8 Right View 8 Rear View 9 Base View 10 Windows keys 11 Special keys 12 Easy-launch Buttons 14 Touchpad 15 Touchpad Basics 15 Acer Empowering Technology 16 Empowering Technology Password 16 Acer eDataSecurity Management 17 Acer...

To Use the Face Tracking Feature

Click the left icon down arrow button, then select Single User or Mulynffgj ra is fiBBIffij > op-up menu. For multiple users, the faSa ya cking feature automatically centers all the users' face in the capture window, otherwise the utility centers the face of the user closest to the camera. 2. Click the right icon to zoom in out or reset the current view. 3. Click VisageON to display a menu that allows to change the configuration of the camera, face tracking and video effects settings. Enable...

Battery status

Schematics For Acer Aspire 5515

For real-time battery life estimates based on current usage, refer to the panel on the lower left side of the window. Select what actions will be taken when the cover is closed, and set passwords for accessing to the system after Hibernation or Stand-by. View information about Acer ePower Management. Acer ePresentation Management lets you select from two of the most common projector resolution XGA and SVGA.

The US Dollar Sign

Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either directly press the key on the bottom-right side of the keyboard, or hold Shift and then press the US dollar sign on the number four key. Note This function varies according to the language settings. The computer provides an array of three indicators located above the keyboard, in addition to four indicators on the front cover. These indicators show the status of the computer and its components. The front panel indicators are visible even when the...

Super Multi DL

Access time DVD 160 msec CD 150 msec. Random access DVD 130ms CD 130ms Random seek time DVD 150 msec CD 140 msec. Full stroke seek time DVD 300 msec CD 290 msec. Full stroke DVD 200ms CD 240ms compliant to ATA ATAPI-6, MMC-4 and SFF8090 Ver5 CD-DA, CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM XA Mode-2 Form-1 and Mode-2 Form-2, CD-I, Video-CD (MPEG-1), CD-Text, PhotoCD, Enhance CD, CD extra, I-Trax CD and UDF DVD-ROM, DVDVideo, DVD-Audio, DVD-R single multi border, DVD+R single multi session, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM...

DVD Dual Interface

DVD (read) DVD-ROM 5,9,10,18, DVD-VIDEO, DVD-AUDIO, DVD-R, DVD-R 3.95G, DVD-R MULTI BORDER, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+R MULTISESSION, DVD+RW CD (read) CD-DA, CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM XA Mode-2 Form-1 Form-2, CD-I, CD-I Bridge, Video-CD(MPEG-1), Karaoke CD, Photo-CD, Enhanced CD, CD Plus, CD Extra, i-trax CD, CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW DVD (write) DVD Data & Video CD (write) CD-DA, CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM XA Mode-2 Form-1 and Mode-2 Form-2, CD-i, Video-CD, CD-Text

Combo Drive Interface

ATA ATAPI-6, MMC-3 and SFF8090 Ver5, Revision 1.2. DVD (read) DVD 5, 9, 10, 18, DVDROM, DVD-Video, DVD-R 3.95G, DVD-R 4.7G, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, Multi-Border DVD-R DVD-RW, MultiSession DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM CD (write) CD-DA, CD ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM XA Mode-2 Form-1 and Mode-2 Form-2, CD-I, Video-CD (MPEG-1), CD-Text CD (write) CD-DA, CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM XA Mode-2 Form-1 and Mode-2, CD-i, Video-CD, CD-Text CD CD-DA, CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM XA Mode-2 Form-1 and Form-2, CD-I Ready,...

Exit

Changes Ajp Defaults Changes Saue Changes Exit System Setup and saue your changes to CHQS. Exit Saving Changes It allows the users to save changes to CMOS and reboot the system. Exit Discarding Changes The users can exit the Setup not to save changes. Load Setup Defaults It allows the users to load default values in CMOS Setup. Discard Changes The users can discard previous changes in CMOS Setup. Save Changes The users can save current changes in CMOS Setup.

Aspire Series TravelMate Series

Left and right speaD32C 3E3n 'io output. Accepts audio line-in devices e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman D Accepts input from external microphones. Headphones speaker line-out jack with S PDIF support Connects to audio line-out devices e.g., speakers, headphones . Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Aspire 9420 9410 7110 Series TravelMate 5620 5610...

Invoking BIOS Setup

To activate the BIOS Utility, press F2 during POST when Press lt F2 gt to enter Setup message is prompted on the left-bottom side of the screen . There are six prime items in the BIOS Setup Utility. They are Information, Main, Advanced, Security, Boot and Exit. In the coming pages, we will explain the BIOS Setup Utility by item. Allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters. Provides security setting of the system. Allows the user to specify the boot options. Allows the user...

Touchpad Basics

Move your finger across the touchpad 2 to move the cursor. Press the left 1 and right 4 buttons located on the edge of 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 2 is the same as clicking the left button. Use the four-way scroll 3 button to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of windows applications. Tap...

AC Adaptor

For 100Vac or 240Vac input AC voltage for 100Vac or 240Vac input AC voltage less than 1.5A rms at 100Vac input and maximum load less than 1.5A rms at 100Vac input and maximum load within two seconds at 115 Vac input voltage within two seconds at 115 Vac input voltage Operating 0 to 40oC Non-operating -31 to 60oC Operating 0 to 40oC Non-operating -31 to 60oC 4200 ST9120824A, ST9100825A, ST980829A 5400 ST9120821A, ST9100824A, ST98823A, ST96812A Internal transfer rate Mbytes sec. max. 56.25...

Acer Orbi Cam

The Acer OrbiCam is a 1.3 megapixel CMOS camera appropriately mounted on the top of the LCD panel. The camera's 225-degree ergonomic rotation allows you to capture high-resolution photos or videos up front or at the back of the LCD panel. The Acer OrbiCam fully supports the Acer Video Conference technology so that you can transmit the best video quality over an instant messenger service.

Camera Settings

Basic settings Click the Camera Settings icon on the bottom right corner of the capture display, then select Camera Settings from the pop-up menu. You can adjust the Video, Audio, and Zoom Face tracking options from this wi mamM Capture settings From the Camera Settings window, click the Driver Settings button. The Properties window will appear. Device Settings allows you to change the camera brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, sharpness, etc. AdvanBaSlaBSBiE afcws you to achieve gain...

Superuisor Password controls access of the whole setup utility It can be used to boat up when Passwo

Phoenixbios Setup Utility Acer

The system supports three levels of password protection. The password support consists of a Supervisor Password, User Password, and Hard Disk Password. All the passwords are stored in a non-volatile storage device EEPROM . Password Policy All the passwords will obey the following rules All the passwords can be set or cleared in BIOS Setup Security screen. The password entry consists of eight alphanumeric characters. At least one character must be assigned. The valid keys are listed in the table...

J or selects field

System Time and System Date The hours are displayed with 24-hour format. The changes in these two System Memory This item reports the memory size of system base memory. The size is fixed to 640KB. Extended Memory It reports the memory size of the extended memory in the system. The extended memory size is equal to total memory size one MB . Video Memory It indicates the video memory size. Enabled Customer Logo is displayed, and Summary Screen is disabled. Disabled Customer Logo is displayed, and...

Acer Empowering Technology

Acer's innovative Empowering Technology makes it easy to have access to the frequently used functions and manage the notebook. It features the following handy utilities Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms. Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media. Acer ePerformance Management improves system performance by optimizing disk space, memory and registry setting. Acer eRecovery Management backs up and recovers data...

Dimensions and Weight

400 W x 295 D x 31.4 39.9 H mm 15.75 x 11.61 x 1.24 1.57 inches 3.81 kg 8.39 lbs. with 8-cell battery pack 3.68 kg 8.10 lbs. with 6-cell battery pack 400 W x 295 D x 31.4 39.9 H mm 15.75 x 11.61 x 1.24 1.57 inches 3.79 kg 8.35 lbs. with 8-cell battery pack 3.66 kg 8.06 lbs. with 6-cell battery pack

Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

Double Vertical Desktop

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 desktoponto this monitor. Finally, click Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process. Themes Desktop Screen Saver Appearance Settings Drag the...

Easylaunch Buttons

There are several conveniently located easy-launch buttons. They are one user-programmable button, web browser button, mail button, and Acer Empowering Key Q. Press S to run te Acer Empowering Technology. Although the mail and web browser buttons are pre-set to E-mail and Internet programs, they can be redefined by users. To set the web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. jJBjfjHffljlJffltfflng Technology user-programmable E-mail application user-programmable...

Communication

Acer Video Conference featuring Voice and Video over internet Protocol VVoIP support via Acer OrbiCam and optional Acer Bluetooth VoIP phone Acer OrbiCam integrated 1.3 megapixel or 310,000 pixel CMOS camera for selected models , featuring 225 degree ergonomic rotation Acer VisageON technology for 1.3 megapixel camera models only Acer PrimaLite technology Modem 56K ITU V.92 with PTT approval Wake-on-Ring ready LAN gigabit Ethernet Wake-on-LAN ready WPAN Bluetooth 2.0 EDR Enhanced Data Rate...

Hotkeys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the compu ter'scontro l s like screen brightness, volume output and the BIOS utility. To activate hotkeys, press and hold the lt Fn gt key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Launches the Acer ePower Management in Acer Em pffigmQinology. Switches the display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns off the display screen backlight to save power. Press any key to...

Undetermined Problems

The diagnostic problems does not identify which devices fail, which devices are incorrectly installed, whether a short circuit happens, or whether the system is inoperative. Note Verify if all devices attached are supported by the computer. Note Verify if the power supply used at the time of failure is operating correctly. You can refer to Power System Check. Follow the procedures below to isolate the failing FRU. Do not isolate non-defective FRU. 2. Visually check the devices. If any problems...

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 problems, follow the procedures below 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...

Index of SymptomtoFRU Error Message

LCD is too dark. LCD brightness cannot be adjusted. LCD contrast cannot be adjusted. Enter BIOS Utility to execute Load Setup Default Keyboard if contrast and brightness function key do 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 Indicator incorrectly remains off or on, but system runs correctly. Reconnect the inverter board...

PowerOn Self Test POST Error Message

The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. Note Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in Error Message List, if the FRU replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer. Do not replace a non-defective FRU. The error messages are listed in the coming pages to indicate the BIOS signals on the screen and the error symptoms classified by functions. If the symptom is not included on the list, please refer...

Touchpad Check

If the touchpad does not work, follow the procedures one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU. 1. After rebooting, run Tracking Pad PS2 Mode Driver. For example, run Syn touch driver. 2. Run utility with the PS 2 mouse function and check if the mouse is working. 3. If the PS 2 mouse does not work, then click if the main board to switch board FPC is connected properly. 4. If the main board to switch board FPC is connected correctly, then check if the FFC on the...

Info

If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adaptor. 2. If the voltage is within the range 2 If the problem is still not resolved, see Undetermined Problems. 3 If the voltage is not correct, go to the next step. Note An audible noise from the power adaptor does not always indicate a defect. 3. If the power-on indicator does not light up, check the power cord of the power adaptor for continuity and correct installation. 4. If the operational charge does not work, see Check the Battery...

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check

Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is under test. If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected error appears, make sure that the flexible cable extending from the internal keyboard is correctly connected on the system board. If the keyboard is correctly connected, run the Keyboard test. If errors occur, do the following procedures in sequence to correct the problems. Do not replace a non-defective FRU. 1. Reconnect the keyboard cable. The following auxiliary input...

External Cdrom Drive Check

Do the following procedures to isolate the possible effects from a controller, driver, or CD-ROM. Note Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached. The label may cause damage to the drive or make the drive fail. 1. Boot from the diagnostic diskette and start the diagnostic programs. 2. See if CD-ROM test is passed when the programs run the CD-ROM test. 3. Follow the instructions in the message window. If errors occur, reconnect the connector on the system board. If the errors...

External Diskette Drive Check

Do the following procedures to isolate the possible effects from a controller, driver, or diskette. A writable, diagnostic diskette is required. Note Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached. Multiple labels may cause damage to the drive or make the drive fail. 1. Boot from the diagnostic diskette and start the diagnostic programs. 2. See if FDD test is passed as the programs run the FDD test. 3. Follow the instructions in the message window. If errors occur with...

LCD Disassembly

Aspire 9420 Lcd Cover

Remove the eight rubber caps on the LCD bezel and release the eight screws securing the LCD bezel. 2. Detach the LCD bezel from the LCD module as shown. 3. Release the screw holding the inverter board. 4. Disconnect the inverter board cables as shown and remove the inverter board. 5. Release the four screws securing the LCD panel. 6. Detach the LCD panel carefully and reverse it as shown. 7. Tear off the tapes holding the LCD panel cable carefully then disconnect the LCD panel. 8. Remove the...

Separating the Upper Case and the Lower Case

Thinkpad Power Password Reset Pads

Release the connector lock and disconnect the touch pad FFC. 2. Release the connector lock and disconnect the function keyboard FFC. 3. Release the three screws securing the upper case. 4. Release the 27 screws holding the lower case. 5. Lift the upper case carefully and disconnect the lid switch cable. 6. Then separate the upper and the lower case.

Separating the LCD Module and Main Unit

Pull carefully and disconnect the LCD cable. 2. Tear off the tape securing the wireless antenna and pull out the wireless antenna. 3. Release the two screws securing the LCD hinges on the bottom side. 4. Release the two screws fastening the LCD hinges on the rear side. 5. Release the two screws holding the LCD hinges as shown. 6. Then separate the LCD module from the main unit.

General Information Before You Begin

Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, you have to make sure that 1. The system and all peripherals are powered off. 2. The AC adaptor and all power and signal cables from the system are unplugged. 3. The battery pack is removed. Note There are several types of screws used to secure the main unit. The screws vary in length. Please refer to the screws table after the flowchart. Group the same type of screws together during service disassembling. Please also remember the screw location...

Error Message List

See Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check. System CMOS checksum bad -Default configuration used Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system, then reboot system. Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot system. Main board Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. RTC battery Main board Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. Main board Enter Setup and see if fixed disk and drive A are Power-on indicator turns...

Display and Graphics

17.1 WXGA 200-nit Acer CrystalBrite color TFT LCD for Aspire 9420 9410 7110 series or high brightness TFT LCD for TravelMate 5620 5610 5110 series , 1440 x 900 pixel resolution, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 up to 512MB TurboCache 256MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, 256MB of shared system memory , supporting Microsoft DirectX 9.0, Shader Model 3.0, OpenEXR High Dynamic Range HDR technology, NVIDIA PowerMizer 6.0, PCI Express , or Mobile Intel...

Power Management

Off G3 All devices in the system are turned off completely. Soft Off G2 S5 All devices in the system are turned off completely by OS shutdown. Working G0 S0 Individual devices such as the CPU and hard disk may be power-managed in this state. S3 Sleeping State CPU set power down, VGA suspend, PCMCIA suspend, Audio power down, HDD power down, CD-ROM power down, Super I O low power mode. S4 Sleeping State It is also called hibernation state. The system saves all system setting and data onto...

Acer eSettings Management

Acer Epower Tray

Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specification and to monitor the system health status. Furthermore, Acer eSettings Management enables you to optimize your Windows operating system, so your computer runs faster, smoother and better. Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigating through the program effortlessly. Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users. Logs when a hardware component has been removed or replaced. Permits you to...

Machine Disassembly and Replacement

This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook for maintenance and troubleshooting. To disassemble the computer, you need the tools below Wrist ground 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. When you remove the stripe cover, please be careful not...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

Diagrama Acer 5520 Series

This chapter offers the FRU Field Replaceable Unit list in global configuration of Aspire 9420 9410 7110 and TravelMate 5620 5610 5110. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering the 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 is changed, it will NOT be noted on the printed service guide. For Acer authorized...

Check the Battery Pack

Follow the procedures below to check the battery pack. From software, this helps to identify the problem is on recharging or discharging. 1. Check the Power Management in Control Panel. 2. Then confirm that the parameters shown in the screen for Current Power Source and Total Battery Power Remaining are correct. 3. Repeat the step 1 and step 2 for both battery and adaptor. From hardware, this helps to identify whether you should replace the battery pack or not. 2. Remove the battery pack and...

Empowering Technology Password

Initialise Edatasecurity Management

Before using Acer eLock Management and Acer eRecovery Management, you must initialize the Empowering Technology password. Right-click on the Empowering Technology tool bar and select Password Setup to do so. If you do not initialize the Empowering Technology password, you will be prompted to do so when running Acer eLock Management or Acer eRecovery Management for the first time. Note If you lose the password, there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your system or taking your...