Using Boot Sequence Selector

Boot Sequence Selector allows the boot order to be changes without accessing the BIOS. To use Boot Sequence Selector, perform the following steps 2. Execute BS.exe to display the usage screen. F loppy > IHardDisk > MardDiskl > f CD-R K 3 > LfiN 3 > Floppy 3 > MardDiskl 3. Select the desired boot sequence by entering the corresponding sequence, for example, enter BS2 to change the boot sequence to HDD CD ROM LAN Floppy.

Replacing the Camera Board

Align the locating slots on the Camera Module with 2. Place the Camera Module in the LCD Module and the locating pins on the LCD Module. press down to secure it in place. 3. Connect the Camera cable as shown. 1. Replace the bezel bottom edge first as shown. Ensure that the cables are not trapped between the bezel and LCD Module and pass through the hinge wells. 2. Press down around the edges of the bezel until there are no gaps between the covers.

External Mouse Failure

If an external Mouse fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 2. If the mouse uses a wireless connection, insert new batteries and confirm there is a good connection. See the mouse user manual. 3. If the mouse uses a USB connection, try an alternate USB port. 4. Try an alternative program to verify mouse operation. Reinstall the program experiencing mouse failure. 6. Remove any recently added hardware and associated software. 7. Remove any recently added...

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 120) 2. Visually check them...

BDS Specific action

Initialize SMM Private Data and relocate BSP SMBASE Report every memory range do the hard ware ECC init Report status code of every memory range Notify pci bus driver starts to program the resource Report that the remote terminal is being disabled Report that the remote terminal is being enabled Report that the usb keyboard is being enabled Report that the mouse is being enabled Peripheral removable media reset (ex IsaFloppy, USB device) Report Status Code here for DXE_ENTRY_POINT once it is...

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,...

Replacing the Antennas

Remove the protective covering on the Antenna pads. Place the WLAN Antenna pads in the LCD Module and press down to secure the adhesive in place. 2. Run the cables along the edges of the LCD Module using all the available adhesive securing strips. 3. Remove the protective covering on the Main 3G Antenna pad. Place the pad in the LCD Module and press down to secure the adhesive in place. 4. Run the cables along the edges of the LCD Module using all the available adhesive securing strips. 4. Run...

HDD Not Operating Correctly

If the HDD does not operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Disconnect all external devices. 2. Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free. 3. Run the Windows Vista Startup Repair Utility a. insert the Windows Vista Operating System DVD in the ODD and restart the computer. b. When prompted, press any key to start to the operating system DVD. c. The Install Windows screen displays. Click Next. d....

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 Enter Current Password Enter New Password Confirm New Password 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...

Enter New Password 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. 3. Press Enter. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to Set. 4. If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter. 5. When you are done,...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Atom N270 N280, 1.6GHz, 512K, 533 667MHz, 2.5W Intel 945GSE Express chipset ENE KB926 for Keyboard Controller, Battery management Unit, and RTC. Integrated VGA solution for Intel 945GSE. Realtek ALC272X-GR for High Definition Audio Codec. Atheros AR8114A AR8132 for 10 100 LAN On-die, primary 32-kB instructions cache and 24-kB write-back data cache 533-MHz source-synchronous front side bus FSB On-die 512-kB, 8-way L2 cache Support for IA 32-bit architecture Intel Streaming SIMD...

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 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.exe. The following messages show dmitools usage DMITOOLS R WP WS WU STRING dmitools r gt Read dmi string from bios dmitools wm xxxx gt Write...

Indicators

The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. The battery indicator is visible even when the computer cover is closed. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Indicates the status of Wireless LAN communication. Indicates the status of 3G communication. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. Indicates the computer's battery status. NOTE 1. Charging The battery light shows amber when the...

Replacing the Thermal Module

Acer Aspire 7730g Fter

IMPORTANT Ensure all heat pads are in place before replacing the Thermal Module. The following thermal pads are approved for use Eapus XR-PE 1. Align the screw holes on the Thermal Module and 2. Replace the four securing screws in the Thermal Mainboard and replace the module. Module in numerical order from 1 to 4. 3. Connect the Fan cable to the Mainboard as shown.

Communication

Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam, supporting 0.3-megapixel resolution WLAN Acer InviLink 802.11b g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED network connection, supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology LAN 10 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet WWAN UMTS HSPA at 2100 MHz and quad-band GSM GPRS EDGE 850 900 1800 1900 MHz , or UMTS HSPA at 850 1900 2100 MHz and quad-band GSM GPRS EDGE 850 900 1800 1900 MHz for 3G models

Replacing the Bluetooth Module

Connect the Bluetooth cable to the Bluetooth 2. Place the Bluetooth Module in the Lower Cover, left Module. side first as shown to engage the securing clips. 3. Press the Bluetooth Module down to secure it in 4. Run the Bluetooth cable along the cable channel as place. shown using all available cable clips. NOTE The Bluetooth Module is held in place by a single screw M2 3 on some models.

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

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

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Aod250 Disassemble

See Removing the Lower Covers on page 41. 2. Remove the single screw securing the HDD Module in place. 3. Slide the HDD in the direction of the arrow to disconnect the HDD from the interface connector. 3. Slide the HDD in the direction of the arrow to disconnect the HDD from the interface connector. 4. Lift the hard disk drive module out of the bay. NOTE To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it. 5. Remove the four screws two each side...

Replacing the Power Board

Aspire A0531h Power Board

Insert the Power Board FFC under the mylar cover as shown. 2. Pull the FFC through the Upper Cover until none of the FFC is visible from the underside. 2. Pull the FFC through the Upper Cover until none of the FFC is visible from the underside. 3. Place the Power Board in the Upper Cover and slide 4. Replace the single securing screw to secure the it to the left to engage the securing clips. board to the Upper Cover. 5. Turn the cover over and run the FFC along the Upper Cover and press down...

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 ....

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...

Removing the RTC Battery

Aspire 5930 Clear Bios Rtc Rst

IMPORTANT Follow local regulations for disposal of all batteries. 1. See Removing the Mainboard on page 63. 2. The RTC Battery is soldered to the Mainboard. To replace the battery, solder the new battery to the connections shown. 1. See Removing the Mainboard on page 63. 2. Disconnect the Fan cable from the Mainboard. 3. Remove the four securing screws from the Thermal Module in numerical order from 4 to 1. 4. Lift the Thermal Module clear of the Mainboard 1. See Removing the Mainboard on page...

Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Aspire 4315 Replace Hard Drive

Insert the HDD in to the HDD Carrier and secure the Carrier to the HDD by replacing the four screws. 2. Insert the HDD Module into the Lower Cover as 3. Slide the HDD Module in the direction of the arrow to shown. connect the interface. 4. Replace the single screw to secure the HDD in place. 1. Replace the 3G Cover and press down around the perimeter to snap it in to place. 2. Replace the Memory Cover and press down around the perimeter to snap it in to place. 3. Replace the HDD Cover and...

LCD Module Disassembly Process

IMPORTANT Cable paths and positioning may not represent the actual model. During the removal and replacement of components, ensure all available cable channels and clips are used and that the cables are replaced in the same position. NOTE The product previews seen in the disassembly procedures may not represent the final product color or configuration. The following procedure outlines the steps to disassemble the LCD Module on models with 3G functionality. Models that do not support 3G do not...

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. 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 embedded 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. A better solution would be to connect an external keypad. Scroll Lock lt Fn gt lt F12...

Rear and Base View

Note The battery shown is for reference only. Your PC may have a different battery, depending on the model purchased. Vents enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Note Do not cover or obstruct the cooling vents. Accepts a 3G SIM card for 3G connectivity only for certain models .

LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart

See Removing the LCD Module on page 71. 2. Remove the four screw caps and screws from the LCD Bezel. NOTE The two center screw caps at the top of the bezel are for protection only. 3. Starting from the inside right edge, pry the bezel away from the panel. Continue moving along the top, prying the bezel away from the LCD Module. If necessary, use a plastic pry to release the corners of the bezel. the left side as shown, then pry apart the bottom edge to remove the bezel. the left side as...

Common Problems

Aspire 4736z Display

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...

Remove Hddbios Password Utilities

Hdd Password

This section provides you with details about removing HDD BIOS password methods Removing HDD Password If you key in the wrong HDD password three times, an error is generated. To reset the HDD password, perform the following steps 1. After the error is displayed, select the Enter Unlock Password option on the screen. 2. An Encode key is generated for unlocking utilities. Note down this key. 3. Execute the UnlockHD.EXE file to create the unlock code in DOS Mode using the format UnlockHD Encode...

Changing a Password

Nsydeh20 Setup Utility

Use the t and i keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears. Enter Current Password Enter New Password Confirm New Password 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...

Removing the G Module

Acer Extensa With Module

IMPORTANT 3G functionality is not supported by all models. 1. See Removing the Lower Covers on page 41. 2. Disconnect the 3G Antenna cables from the 3G Module. IMPORTANT The Blue cable attaches to the MAIN terminal and the Yellow cable attaches to the AUX terminal. 3. Move the antenna away and remove the single screw from the 3G Module. 4. Detach the 3G Module from the socket.

Replacing the Speaker Module

Replace the right Speaker in the Lower Cover bottom edge first to engage the securing clip. 2. Run the speaker cable behind the screw column and along the front edge of the Lower Cover as shown. Ensure that the cable is secured using all the available cable clips. 3. Replace the left Speaker in the Lower Cover bottom edge first to engage the securing clip. 4. Replace the two securing screws one in each Speaker .

Replacing the G Module

Slot Ferrari Acer One

Insert the 3G Module in to 2. Replace the single securing screw. the Mainboard socket. 3. Connect the two Antenna cables to the 3G Module. 3. Connect the two Antenna cables to the 3G Module. 1. Insert the DIMM Module in to the DIMM slot. 2. Press the module down to complete the installation.

Replacing the LCD Panel

Aod250 Panel

Place the Microphone Module in to the LCD Module and press down to secure the adhesive holding it in place. 2. Run the Microphone cable down the side of the LCD Module as shown, using all available adhesive and cable clips. 3. Replace the LCD Panel top edge first as shown. Lower the Panel in to the LCD Module, ensuring the LCD cables are not trapped between the panel and the casing. 4. Ensure the cables and Antennas pass through the hinge wells as shown. 4. Ensure the cables and Antennas...

Removing the Keyboard

Aod250 Board

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 40. 2. Turn the computer rightside up and open the lid to the full extent. 3. Unlock the single securing latch above the F8 key by pressing down with plastic tweezers. IMPORTANT The use of metal tools may damage the outer casing. Use plastic tools where available. 4. Grasp the Keyboard and lift upward in the centre as shown. 4. Grasp the Keyboard and lift upward in the centre as shown. 6. Disconnect the FFC and remove the Keyboard. 1. See Removing the...

Replacing the AC Power Jack

Acer Aspire 9300 Lcd

Place the AC Power Jack in the Lower Cover as 2. Place the cable bundle in to the Lower Cover, shown. Press down to secure it in place. ensuring that the bundle is held in place under the 3. Run the cable around the HDD bay as shown using all available cable clips. 3. Run the cable around the HDD bay as shown using all available cable clips. 4. The AC Power cable runs as shown when correctly installed. 4. The AC Power cable runs as shown when correctly installed. 1. Place the LCD Module on...

Clearing Password Check

Reset Bios Acer Travelmate 5720

Steps for Clearing BIOS Password Check If users set BIOS Password Supervisor Password and or User Password for a security reason, BIOS will ask the password during systems POST or when systems enter to BIOS Setup menu. However, once it is necessary to bypass the password check, users need to short the HW Gap to clear the password by the following steps Power Off the system, and remove HDD, AC and Battery from the machine. Open the back cover of the machine, and locate the HW Gap on M B as shown...

Disassembly Process

The disassembly process is divided into the following sections External components 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 Mainboard, you must first remove the Keyboard, and LCD Module then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

Aspire one FRU List

Adapter DELTA S0W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Black ADP-S0JH BA LF Adapter LITE-ON S0W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Black PA-1S00-04AC LF Adapter HIPRO S0W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Black HP-A0S01RS B1LF LF Battery SANYO UM-2008A Li-Ion 3S1P SANYO 3 cell 2200mAh Main COMMON Marchles Battery SANYO UM-2008AW Li-Ion 3S1P SANYO 3 cell 2200mAh Main COMMON Macles White Battery SONY UM-2008A Li-Ion 3S1P SONY 3 cell 2200mAh Main COMMON black Battery SONY UM-2008AW Li-Ion 3S1P SONY 3 cell 2200mAh Main COMMON white Battery PANASONIC UM-2008A...

BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk

BIOS Recovery Boot Block is a special block of BIOS. It 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 once the previous BIOS flashing process failed. The system provides a function hotkey Fn Esc, for enable BIOS Recovery process when system is powered on during BIOS POST. To use this function, it is strongly recommended to have the AC adapter and Battery present. If this function is enabled, the...

Replacing the WLAN Board

Acer Aspire 6530g Antenna

Insert the WLAN Board in to the Mainboard socket, 2. Replace the single securing screw. 3. Connect the WLAN Antennas to the WLAN Board terminals. NOTE Cable placement is Black to the MAIN terminal left and White to the AUX terminal right . 1. Insert the FFC in to the TouchPad connector. 2. Close the locking latch to secure the FFC in place. 1. Insert the FFC in to the TouchPad connector. 2. Close the locking latch to secure the FFC in place. 3. Press the FFC down on the Upper Cover to secure...