Battery Status

For real-time battery life estimates based on current usage, refer to the panel on the upper half side of the window. For additional options, click Settings to Select what actions to be taken when the cover is closed or the power button is pressed. Set passwords for accessing the system after Hibernation or Stand-by. View information about Acer ePower Management. Alarm 11 Load Defaults Power Button Password vi Fnahle Artmn fnr Hritif-jsl Ratterv

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 cursor left right keys . To choose a parameter, use the cursor up down 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...

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.

Empowering Technology Password

Before using Acer eLock Management and Acer eRecovery Management, You must initialize the Empowering Technology password. Right click on the Empowering Technology toolbar 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 your password, there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your notebook or taking your...

Boot

Acer Aspire 5520 Boot Setup

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, wake up on LAN, USB KEY and the CD-ROM in module bay. The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. 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...

Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly

Modem Board

Disconnect the bluetooth cable from the main board and detach the bluetooth module fromt the lower case. 12. Remove the two screws fastening the modem board and disconnect the modem board from the main board. 13. Disconnect the modem cable and remove the modem board. 14. Remove the three screws fastening the main board to the lower case. 15. Detach the main board from the lower case assembly. 16. Remove the three screws holding the IO board to the lower case. 17. Detach the IO board from...

Base View

Ebable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Note Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan Houses the computer's hard disk secured with screws . The computer has eight several easy-to-read status indicators, including five on the front panel. The power, battery and wireless communication status indicators are visible even when the LCD display is closed. Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. Indicates when the hard disk drive is...

Rear View

Acer Aspire 4736z Back View Detail

S-video port TV out port NTSC PAL port Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. for selected models Connects to an Ethernet 10 100 1000-based networks. Digital Video Interface -Digital port Supports digital video connections. for selected models Connects to an external display device e.g., external monitor, LCD projector . Connects to a Kensington-compatible computers security lock. Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Accepts input signals from...

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,...

Troubleshooting

Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. NOTE The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. 1. Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible. 2. Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating the same operation. 3. Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which...

Acer ePerformance Management

Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of the Acer notebook. It provides an express optimization method to release unused memory and disk space quickly. The user can also enable advanced options for full control over the following options Disk optimization removes unneeded items and files. Speed optimization improves the usability and performance of the Windows XP system. Memory optimization releases unused memory and check usage.

Removing the LCD Module

Detach the middle cover from the rear side as shown. 31. Then detach the middle cover from the front side and remove it. 32. Take out the LCD cable from the groove. 33. Disconnect the LCD cable from the main board. 34. Remove the six screws holding the LCM module. 35. Detach the LCD module from the main unit.

Acer Orbi Cam

The Acer OrbiCam is a 1.3 megapixel CMOS camera appropriately mounted on 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 you transmit the best video conference quality over an instant messenger service.

Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

Note This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook, first ensure that the second monitor is connected, then select Start, Control Panel, Display and click on Settings. Select the secondary monitor 2 icon in the display box and then click the check box Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process. Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four...

Acer TPMBased eData Security Management

Acer TPM-based eDataSecurity Management is a handy file encryption utility that protects the files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. It is conveniently integrated with Windows Explorer as a shell extension for quick and easy data encryption decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for MSN Messenger and Microsoft Outlook. The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a supervisor password and default encryption. This encryption will be used to...

Index of Error Messages

Equipment Configuration Error Causes 1. CPU BIOS Update Code Mismatch 2. IDE Primary Channel Master Drive Error THe causes will be shown before Equipment Configuration Error Memory Error at xxxx xxxx xxxxh R xxxxh, W xxxxh In this situation BIOS will issue 4 short beeps then shut down system, no message will show. In this situation BIOS will shut down system, not show message. Reconnect hard disk drive connector. Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. Hard disk drive System board see...

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...

Information

NOTE The system information is subject to different models. NOTE The system information is subject to different models. This field shows the CPU type of the system. This field shows the CPU speed of the system. This field shows the model name of HDD installed on system. This field shows the model name of HDD installed on system This field displays the VGA firmware version of the system. This field displays the serial number of this unit. This field displays the asset tag number of the system....

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. From Hardware 2. Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery terminals 1 and 6 ground . See...

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....

Separate the Main Unit Into the Upper and the Lower Case Assembly

Acer Aspire 9920 Inside

Release the four keyboard lock as shown Use a flat screwdriver and push the keyboard lock upwards . 2. Turn over the keyboard as the image shows. 3. Disconnect the Keyboard FFC from the main board 4. Then remove the keyboard from the main unit. 5. Remove the 18 screws fastening the upper case and the lower case assembly as shown. 6. Disconnect the Speaker cable from the main board. 7. Disconnect the Audio board FFC from the main board. 8. Disconnect the Hotkey board FFC from the main board....

Disassembling the LCD Module

Acer 9920g Wireless Antenna

Remove the eight screw rubber as shown. 2. Then remove the eight screws fastening the LCD bezel. 3. Detach the LCD bazel from the LCD module carefully. 4. Disconnect the CCD cablem from the CCD board. 6. Take out the LCD from the LCD panel. 7. Remove the four screws fastening the right left LCD brackets. 8. Detach the right left LCD brackets. 9. Disconnect the LCM cable from the LCD and inverter. 10. Disconnect Inverter cable from LCD panel and detach the inverter. 11. Remove the two screws...

BIOS Setup Utility

Setting Boot Devices Bios

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 ....

Hotkeys

Acer Aspire Hotkeys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls 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 eSettings in Acer Empowering Technology. Launches the Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology. Switches the display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns off the...

Security

Problemen Aspire 9920

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. Shows the setting of the user password. Shows the setting of the Supervisor password Press Enter to set the user password. When user password is set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. The user can enter Setup menu only and...

Set Supervisor Password Enter New Password i Confirm New Password [

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 the screen. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to Set. 4. If desired, you can enable the Password on boot parameter. 5. When you are done, press F10 to save the...

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart

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.

Index of SymptomtoFRU Error Message

LCD backlight doesn't work LCD is too dark LCD brightness cannot be adjusted LCD contrast cannot be adjusted Enter BIOS Utility to execute Load Setup Default Settings, then reboot system. Keyboard if contrast and brightness function key doesn't work . 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...

Removing the Wireless LAN CardTV Tunder Card and System Fan Remove the two screws fastening the wire

Acer Aspire 4732z Wireless

Disconnect the main and auxiliary antennae from the wireless LAN card. 9. Then take out the wireless LAN card from the main unit. 10. Remove the two screws fastening the TV tuner card. 11. Disconnect the TV-in cable then remove the TV tuner card. 12. Remove two screws holding the support holder as shown. 13. Remove four screws fastening the support holder on the rear side as shown. 14. Detach the support holder from the main unit. 15. Remove the three screws holding the system fan. 16....

Removing the Thermal Modules and the CPU

Acer Aspire 2930 Cpu

Remove the two screws holding the finger heatsink. 19. Detach the finger heatsink from the main board. 20. Then take out the CPU heatsink from the main board. 21. Use a flat screwdriver to release the CPU lock Turn counter clock-wise then remove the CPU carefully. 22. Remove the two screws fastening the MXM heatsink. 23. Detach the MXM heatsink from the main board. 24. Remove the two screws fastening the MXM card 25. Remove the MXM card carefully. 26. Remove the screw fastening the optical...

Undetermined Problems

Diagram Acer 5630

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 80. 2. Visually check them...

Acer eRecovery Management

5738 Acer Backup Manager

Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer. The Acer eRecovery Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on the system s HDD. Be default, user-created backups are stored on D drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides Recovery of applications and drives Backup to HDD set recovery point Recovery from a hidden partition factory defaults Recovery from the HDD most recent user-defined recovery point Note If the computer...

BIOS Flash Utility

The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions q New versions of system programs q New features or options q 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...

Launch Manager

Launch Manager allows you to set the four easy-launch buttons located above the keyboard. You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start gt All Programs gt Launch Manager to start the application. Hardware Specifications and Configurations TEST Condition 35W Ambient 35 degree C ACPI 1.0b 2.0 3.0, PCI 2.2, System HDD Password Security Control, INT 13h Extensions, PnP BIOS 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.4,BIOS Boot Specification Compal, Phoenix, Intel ,Simple Boot Flag 1.0, Boot Block, PCI Bus Power...