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...

Disassembling the LCD Module

Lvds Cable Laptop Acer One

Detach the mylars covered on screws then release the six screws securing the LCD bezel. 2. Carefully detach the LCD bezel from the LCD module as shown till the LCD bezel is total removed. 1. Carefully disconnect the LVDS cable. 2. Carefully disconnect the LCD cable then remove the inverter board. Detaching the LCD Panel and the CCD Module 1. Release the seven screws securing the LCD panel and the CCD module. 2. Then remove the LCD panel and the CCD module together. 3. Put the LCD panel and...

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...

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...

Acer Empowering Technology

Acer's innovative Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy to have access to the frequently used functions and manage the notebook. Displayed by default in the upper-right corner of the screen, it features the following handy utilities Acer ePower Management extends battery power via versatile usage profiles. Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts dispaly settings conveniently. Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption...

Index of Error Messages

Equipment Configuration Error Causes CPU BIOS Update Code Mismatch 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 Battery critical low In this situation BIOS will issue four short beeps then shut down system, no message will be shown. Thermal critical high In this situation BIOS will shut down the system, no message will be shown. Reconnect hard disk drive connector. Run Load Default Settings...

Using the Acer Orbi Cam as Webcam

The Acer OrbiCam is automatically selected as the capture device of any instant messenger IM application. To use the Acer OrbiCam as a webcam, open the IM service, then select the video webcam feature. You can now broadcast from your location to an IM partner anywhere in the world. The Acer VisageON technology comes with two features Face tracking and Video effects. The Face Tracking feature tracks your head movement and automatically centers your face in the capture window. The video effects...

Acer eData Security Management for selected models

Cmos Battery Acer Aspire 2930

Acer 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 encrypt files...

Charging the Phone

You need to charge the phone before initial use. It takes approximately four hours for a full charge. To charge the phone 2. Locate the PC Card PCMCIA slot. 3. Insert the phone to the slot label up. Make sure that the phone is completely pushed on the slot. Note The notebook detW 5 jje device and NOnMgtjtii JTHw Device WirceWjHjGejw. Click No, not this time, then close thWOTydow. l , 4. The power charge indicator lights up during charge and turns off when the battery is full. Eject the phone...

Using the Phone

You can use the phone in handheld or hands-free speaker phone mode. When you receive an internet call from your instant messaging service i.e. MSN Messenger, Skype , press the Bluetooth connection pairing button. The incoming call voice automatically diverts to the phone speaker so you can receivSHjp call. Note You can only receive answer internet calls through the phone when it is linked to the notebook. Every time you turn the phone on, Acer VCM automatically links it to the notebook. When...

BIOS Password Removal SOP

Acer 5530g Travelmate Password

Please follow the steps below to remove the BIOS password. Step One Machine 1 Key in wrong Supervisor Password three times and System Disabled will show. ic oebft Win dolls HP t ion lt C gt Copyright 1935-2001 Microsoft Corp. 1. Reboot system and key in qjjg9vy or 07yqmjd in the BIOS user password column.

How do I check for viruses

Norton Antivirus Scan

A Full System Scan scans all files on your computer. To perform a system scan 1. Start Norton Antivirus Double click on th e Norton Antivirus Icon on the desktop or click on the Start menu in the Windows task bar, highlight Programs, and select Norton Antivirus. 2. In the Norton Antivirus main window, click Scans. 3. In the Scans panel, click Run Full System Scan. 4. When the scan is complete, a scan summary appears. Click Finished. You can schedule customized virus scans that tun unattended on...

Disassembling the Main Unit

Aspire 5740 Bluetooth Location

Separating the Upper Case and the Lower Case 1. Carefully release the button board FFC lock then disconnect the button board FFC. 2. Slightly release the click button board FFC lock then disconnect the click button board FFC. 3. Release the power button board lock then disconnect the power button board FFC. 4. Release the five screws securing the upper case and the lower case on the upper side. 5. Release the 18 screws securing the upper case and the lower case on the bottom side. The screw...

Index of SymptomtoFRU Error Message

LCD is too dark. LCD brightness 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 Inverter board System board Power...

Easylaunch Buttons

Acer Launch Manager Application

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 Q to run the 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. Acer Empowering Technology user-programmable E-mail application user-programmable Internet...

Acer Ferrari Boot

Boot Priority Order Pour Acer Aspir 5100

This menu allows the users to decide the order of bootable devices to load the operating system. It identifies all the bootable devices in the system and attempts to boot them in the order specified. Bootable devices include the diskette drive in module bay, the hard disk and the CD-ROM DVD drive in module bay and onboard LAN device. Keys used to view or configure devices Up and Down arrows select a device. lt gt and lt - gt move the device up or down. lt f gt and lt r gt specifies the device...

Connecting the Phone to Your Notebook

Acer 7720 Bluetooth

The Acer VCM Bluetooth Headset Connection Center is a convenient tool to connect the phone To connect the phone to your notebook 1. Eject the phone from the PC Card slot, if necessary, then press the phone power button for three seconds. The phone beeps twice and the charge power LED flashes to indicate that the phone is on. 2. Press the Bluetooth connection pairing button for three seconds to put the phone in pair-link mode. The phone beeps twice, and the connection pairing and charge power...

Hardware Specification and Configuration

AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core TL-50 TL-52 TL-56 TL-60 processor AMD 638-pin Lidless Micro PGA package 64-bit integer registers, 48-bit virtual addresses, 40-bit physical addresses Eight new 64-bit integer registers 16 total Eight new 64-bit SSE registers 16 total System Management Mode SMM ACPI compliant, including support for processor performance states AMD PowerNow technology is designed to dynamically switch between multiple low power states based on application performance requirements PCMCIA...

Acer eRecovery Management

Erecovery Management

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...

General Information

This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the Ferrari 1000 for maintenance and troubleshooting. To disassemble the notebook, 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...

Lock keys and Embedded Numeric Keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters are typed in uppercase. When Num Lock is on, the right hand side numeric keypad is in numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator complete with the arithmetic operators , -, , and . When Num Lock is off, the keys assume cursor and other shortcut functions. When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively. scroll...

Advanced

The Advanced menu screen contains parameters involving your hardware devices. It also provides advanced settings of the system. Configure serial port A using options Auto BIOS or OS chooses configuration OS Controlled Displayed when controlled by OS Configure serial port B using options Auto BIOS or OS chooses configuration OS Controlled Displayed when controlled by OS Configure serial port B using options Auto BIOS or OS chooses configuration OS Controlled Displayed when controlled by OS The...

Using Acer Voice Connection Manager VCM

Note Quit all applications before installing Acer VCM. The Acer VCM EEBEEflMBtem restart after pel tion. Please follow the steps below to install the Acer VCM application in the notebook. 1. Place the Acer VCM installation CD to the optical drive. 2. Explore the installation CD, then locate and double-click on the AcerVCM Setup.exe file to start installation. 3. Follow screen instructions to proceed. Info Bar After restart, the Acer VCM displays an info bar that provides information on the...

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 clickthe check box Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process. Themes Desktop Screen Saver Appearance Settings i f 2tJjy3...

Acer ePower Management

Acer Epower Management

Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface. To launch it, select Acer ePower Management from the Empowering Technology interface. The default setting is Maximum Performance. You can adjust CPU speed, LCD brightness and other settings, or click on buttons to turn the following functions on off wireless LAN, Bluetooth, CardBus, fireware 1394 , wired LAN and optical device if supported. There are four pre-defined profiles Entertainment, Presentation, Word Processing, and...

Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes

Initialize cache to initial POST values. Initialize cache to initial POST values. Make sure all the cards are securely inserted into the system. Make sure that there are no physical problems with the main board or internal connections. Disable all shadowing of expansion adapter ROMs and see if that fixes the problem. Remove all unnecessary expansion cards basically, everything but the video card and see if the problem goes away. If it does, the problem is probably one of the expansion cards you...

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. hJyflnches the Acer ePower Ma kyhS h 3 H Em jHmhlBBnology. 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 return....

Removing the RAM Module Mini PCI Card

Remove Paltic Cover Ferrari 1000

Release the three screws holding the RAM and Mini PCI card cover. 3. Press the RAM module locks at the same time as the arrows indicate. The RAM module will pop up then detach it. Repeat this step to detach another RAM module. 4. Disconnect the main and the auxiliary antennae. The main antenna is black and the auxiliary antenna is white. The gray cable is protected by a plastic cover and serves for nothing in this model. 5. Release the two screws holding the Mini PCI card. 6. The Mini PCI...

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...