Removing the Tft Lcd Brackets

See Removing the Battery on page 62 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69 4. See Removing the Heat Plate on page 70 5. See Removing the LCD Module on page 71 6. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 73 7. See Removing the Inverter Board (14.1 LCD) on page 74 8. See Removing the 14.1 TFT LCD on page 76 9. Remove four screws on each side to remove the LCD brackets and then detach the LCD brackets from the LCD. NOTE Please follow the numeric orders such...

Removing the Tft Lcd

See Removing the Battery on page 62 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69 4. See Removing the Heat Plate on page 70 5. See Removing the LCD Module on page 71 6. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 73 7. See Removing the Inverter Board (15 LCD) on page 75 8. To remove the LCD, first remove the six screws from the LCD, then remove the LCD from the LCD panel. NOTE Please follow the numeric orders such as 1, 2, 3, and 4 to screw the LCD to the LCD panel....

Removing the Fan Module

See Removing the Battery on page 62 See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68 See Removing the Keyboard on page 69 To remove the fan, first remove the screw from the fan and then disconnect the fan cable from the main board by using a plastic flat screwdriver. 5. Remove the other screw from the base of the unit, then remove the fan from the lower case.

Launch Keys

Acer Aspire 3630 Wireless Switch

Located at the top of the keyboard are five buttons. These buttons are called launch keys. They are designated as wireless LAN Bluetooth , Web Browser button, mail button, P1 andP2. By default, P1 and P2 are users programmable. The Web Browser button, by default, is used to launch the internet browser The mail button is used to launch the e-mail application. The LED of the mail button will flash when the user has received an incoming email. 802.11a 802.11b wireless LAN Bluetooth Optional

Removing the LCD Module

See Removing the Battery on page 62 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69 4. See Removing the Heat Plate on page 70 5. Remove the two screws from the base of the unit. 6. Disconnect the LCD coaxial cable from the main board. 9. Disconnect the launch board cable from the main board and remove it. NOTE Please arrange the inverter cable and the coaxial cable well in the way as shown after you connect them to the main board.

Installing the Processor

Cpu Triangle

See Removing the Battery on page 62 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69 4. See Removing the Heat Plate on page 70 5. See Removing the Audio Board on page 85 6. See Removing the CPU Heat Sink on page 80 7. Use a flat screwdriver to unlock the CPU socket counterclockwise, attach the CPU into its socket and then lock the CPU socket clockwise with the flat screwdriver NOTE Please make sure the triangle mark on the CPU aligns with the one on the CPU...

Removing the Processor

See Removing the Battery on page 62 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69 4. See Removing the Heat Plate on page 70 5. See Removing the Audio Board on page 85 6. See Removing the CPU Heat Sink on page 80 7. Use a flat screwdriver to unlock the CPU socket counter clockwise, detach the CPU from its socket and then lock the CPU socket clockwise with the flat screwdriver.

Base Unit to Wireless Unit

Acer Travelmate 230 Wireless

See Removing the Battery on page 62 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69 4. See Removing the Heat Plate on page 70 Remove three screws here 5. Note that the one with the white RF cable is for the right antenna and the one with the black RF cable is for the left antenna. 6. Insert the wireless LAN board into its socket and press it down to secure well. 7. Attach the right antenna to the upper case and secure it with a screw. Route the cable as...

Load Setup Default

If you want to restore all parameter settings to their default values, select this menu item and presslpTERj. The following dialog box displays. Do you want to load default settings Yes No If you would like to load factory- default settings for all parameters, use the cursor 2 E3 keys to select Yes then press enter . Choose No if otherwise. The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions New versions of system programs New features or options Use the WFlash utility to...

Special keys Lock keys

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. When is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase. When lock I 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. When is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively....

IO Device Configuration

The parameters in this screen are for advanced users only. You do not need to change the values in this screen because these values are already optimized. The I O Device Configuration screen assigns resources to basic computer communication hardware. Configure parallel port Using options Parallel Port Enabled Mode Bi-direction Base I O address 378 Interrupt IRQ 7 Auto BIOS or OS chooses configuration OS Controlled Displayed when Controlled by OS F1 Help Select Item F5 F6 Change Values Esc Exit...

Pci Irq Routing

The PCI IRQ Routing sub-menu allows you to set IRQ for PCI devices. CAUTION The parameters in this screen are for advanced users only. Typically, you do not need to change the values in this screen because these values are already optimized. PIRQ A PIRQ B PIRQ C PIRQ D PIRQ E PIRQ F PIRQ G PIRQ H 11 10 11 10 11 10 11 10 PCI devices can use hardware interrupts called IRQs. A PCI device cannot use IRQs already in use by ISA or EISA devices. Use 'Auto' only if no ISA or Eisa legacy cards are...

Removing the Pcmcia Slot

See Removing the Battery on page 62 2. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 63 3. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68 4. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69 5. See Removing the CD-ROM Drive Module on page 69 6. See Removing the Heat Plate on page 70 7. See Removing the LCD Module on page 71 8. See Removing the RTC Battery on page 79 9. See Removing the CPU Heat Sink on page 80 10. See Removing the Upper Case on page 81 11. See Removing the Floppy Disk Drive Module on page 84...

Chapter

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of TravelMate 230 280. 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...

Removing the Inverter Board LCD

See Removing the Battery on page 62 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69 4. See Removing the Heat Plate on page 70 5. See Removing the LCD Module on page 71 6. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 73 7. To remove the inverter board, first remove two screws from the inverter board. 8. Disconnect the LCD power cable and the inverter cable from the inverter board. NOTE 1. Please follow the numeric orders such as 1, 2, 3, and 4 to screw the inverter...

Primary Master

The Primary Master sub-menu contains parameters related to the primary hard disk. CAUTION The parameters in this screen are for the advanced users only. Typically, you do not need to change the values in this screen.The default setting of Auto optimizes all the settings for your hard disk. LBA Format Total Sectors 39070080 Maximum Capacity 20004MB Multi-Sector Transfers 16 Sectors LBA Mode Control Enabled 32 Bit I O Disabled Transfer Mode Fast PIO 4 Ultra DMA Mode Disabled User you enter...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Mobile Northood P4 with 512KB Cache ACPI 2.0 if available, at least 1.0b , SMBIOS 2.3, PCI 2.2, Boot Block, PXE 2.0, Mobile PC2001, Hard Disk Password, INT 13h Extensions, PCI Bus Power Management interface Specification, EI Torito-Bootable CD-ROM Format Specification V1.0, Simple Boot Flag 1.0 You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they match the above specifications . Above table lists some system memory configurations. You may combine DIMMs with various...

System Security

The System Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Set Supervisor Password Enter Set User Password Enter Set Primary Hard Disk Password Enter Supervisor password controls the access of the whole setup utility. F1 Help Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Esc Exit Select Menu Enter Select gt Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and...

Removing the Speakers

See Removing the Battery on page 62 2. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 63 3. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68 4. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69 5. See Removing the CD-ROM Drive Module on page 69 6. See Removing the Heat Plate on page 70 7. See Removing the LCD Module on page 71 8. See Removing the RTC Battery on page 79 9. See Removing the Upper Case on page 81 10. See Removing the Floppy Disk Drive Module on page 84 11. Release the two latches which fix the...

System Information

The System Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. CPU Type System Memory Extended Memory HDD1 Serial Number System BIOS Version VGA BIOS Version KBC Version Serial Number Asset Tag Number Product Name Manufacture Name UUID Number Mobile Intel R Celeron R CPU 1.60GHz 640 KB 121344 KB 115188 8146W01008246015BFM000 No Asset Tag TravelMate 230 Acer F1 Help ifr Select Item Esc Exit Select Menu Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Select gt Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit...

Removing the Cdrom Drive Module

See Removing the Battery on page 62 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69 4. Remove the one screw as shown here and then slide the CD-ROM drive module out from the main unit. Disassembling the CD-ROM Drive Module 1. See Removing the Battery on page 62 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69 4. See Removing the CD-ROM Drive Module on page 69 5. To disassemble the CD-ROM drive module, first remove two...

System Utilities

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 0 during POST while the TravelMate logo is being displayed . CPU Type System Memory Extended...

Running PQA Diagnostics Program

To run the program, simply type PQA and press enter . The main menu appears on screen. Press 2 0to move around the main menu. Press enter to enable the selected option. The main options are Diag, Result, SysInfo, Option and Exit. The Diag option lets you select testing items and times. The following screen appears when you select Diag from the main menu. One Test performs a single test and Manual checks the selected test items in sequence. Multi Test performs multiple tests of the selected...

Setting a Password

Use the cursor UJ OD keys to highlight a Password parameter Supervisor Password, User Password, Password on boot or Primary Hard Disk Password and press the Hj key. The password box appears as below if choosing Set Supervisor Password Enter New Password Confirm New Password 2. Type a password. The password may consist of up to eight characters A-Z, a-z, 0-9 and then press IMPORTANT Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen. 3. Retype...

Setting the Boot Drive Sequence

The Boot Drive Sequence section lists boot priorities 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th for bootable drives in your computer. For example, the default value 1st Floppy Disk, 2nd Hard Disk, and 3rd CD-ROM, 4th Realtek PXE2.0 Boot Agent tells the computer to first search for a bootable floppy disk in the floppy drive. If it finds one present, it boots up from that floppy disk. If not, the computer continues to search for a bootable CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. If it cannot boot up from the CD-ROM drive, it...

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 96 Check the Battery Pack on page 97 Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer...

Windows keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Start button. Combinations with this key perform shortcut functions. Below 6 Tab Activates next taskbar button shift ig M Undoes Minimize All KB R Displays the Run dialog box Opens a context menu same as a right-click .

Removing a Password

If you fail to enter the password correctly after three tries, the system hangs. To change a password, follow the same steps used to set a password. 1. Use the cursor UJ OD keys to highlight a Password parameter Supervisor Password, User Password, Password on boot and press enter . The following prompt appears Enter Current Password Enter New Password Confirm New Password 2. Type Current Password, leave the Enter New Password blank and press enter . Leave Confirm New Password blank and press...

Removing the Charger Plate

See Removing the Battery on page 62 2. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 63 3. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68 4. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69 5. See Removing the CD-ROM Drive Module on page 69 6. See Removing the Heat Plate on page 70 7. See Removing the LCD Module on page 71 8. See Removing the RTC Battery on page 79 9. See Removing the Upper Case on page 81 10. To remove the charger plate, first remove the screw from the charger plate, and then remove the...

Removing the Keyboard

Acer Travelmate 230 Keyboard Remove

See Removing the Battery on page 62 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68 3. To remove the keyboard, first pull out and upward to expose the keyboard. 4. Use a plastic flat screwdriver to help disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board carefully, then remove the keyboard from the main board.

Boot Options

Users can press F12 during POST to enter the Boot Options Menu. In this menu users can change boot device without entering BIOS SETUP utility. Removable Devices Hard Drive CD-ROM Drive Keys used to view or configure devices lt Enter gt expands or collapses devices lt F5 gt and lt F6 gt moves the device up or down. F1 Help Select Item F5 F6 Change Values Esc Exit Select Menu Enter Select gt Sub-Menu NOTE There are three priorities that can let the user to specify the boot device sequence. The...

Advanced Information

The Advanced Information screen contains parameter values that define how your computer behaves on system startup. Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit gt Primary Master gt Secondary Master gt I O Device Configuration gt PCI IRQ Routing F1 Help ifr Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Esc Exit Select Menu Enter Select gt Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter...

Travel Mate 230 Harddisk Remove

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 Number 1 Flat-bladed screwdriver Phillips screwdriver Tweezers Plastic Flat-bladed screwdriver Number 5 Hexed screwdriver NOTE The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the screws with...

Disassembling the LCD Removing the Middle Cover

Aspire 5735 Remove Middle Cover

See Removing the Battery on page 62 2. To remove the middle cover, first remove the two screws from the rear of the unit and then pry up the middle cover with a plastic flat screwdriver in the way as shown. 3. Disconnect the launch board cable from the launch board and then detach the middle cover away from the main unit.

Removing the LCD Bezel

Bezel For Lcd With Key

See Removing the Battery on page 62 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69 4. See Removing the Heat Plate on page 70 5. See Removing the LCD Module on page 71 6. Use plastic tweezers to remove the three LCD cushions on the LCD bezel, and then remove the three screws below from the LCD bezel. 7. Snap off the bezel carefully, and then remove the LCD bezel from the LCD module. 7. Snap off the bezel carefully, and then remove the LCD bezel from the...

Test Compatible Components

This computer s compatibility is a test plan released by Acer Internal Testing Department. Once the final report is available, this chapter will be revised accordingly. Samsung, Li-Ion 8cells Sanyo, Li-Ion 8cells Intel Ether Express Pro 100 Mobile Adapter MBLA3200 Xircom CardBus Ethernet 10 100 32 Bit CBE-10 100BTX 10 100 EtherJet CardBus Real Port w 56K modem 34L1301 3Com Megahertz 10 100 LAN 56K Modem PC Card Xircom Realport CardBus Ethenet 10 100 Modem 56 IBM Token Ring 16 4 Adapter II IBM...

Acer 7520 Southbridge

Acer 7520 Southbridge

CN1 CRT Port CN14 CardBus Connector CN3 USB Port 0 CN15 Mini-PCI Connector CN4 USB Port 1 CN16 CD-ROM Connector CN6 Parallel Port CN17 Touch Pad Cable Connector CN7 DC-in Port CN18 Internal Keyboard Cable Connector CN8 Inverter Connector CN19 FDD Connector CN9 Bluetooth Connector Dummy CN20 HDD Connector CN10 Launch Cable Connector JK1 RJ45 RJ11 SW1 Setting Please see below CPU Socket Password Bypass Setting and BootBlock Setting CN21 Modem Card Cable Connector U68 Cardbus Controller OZ6912T

Exit Setup

Exit Saving Changes Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. F5 F6 Change Values Enter Select gt Sub-Menu The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Setting in boldface are the defaults and suggested parameter settings. Save any changes, and exit BIOS setup. Help Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. Discard any changes, and exit BIOS setup. Help Exit utility without saving Setup data...

Touchpad Check

Acer Travelmate 5610 Cmos Jumper

If the touchpad doesn t work, do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU 1. Reconnect the touchpad cables. After you use the touchpad, the pointer drifts on the screen for a short time. This self-acting pointer movement can occur when a slight, steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. This symptom is not a hardware problem. No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time. The POST error...

Main System Settings

The Basic System Settings screen allows you to set the system date and time. lt Tab gt , lt Shift-Tab gt , or lt Enter gt selects field. F1 Help Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Esc Exit Select Menu Enter Select gt Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit The following table describes the parameters in this screen. DDD MMM DD, YYYY day-of-the-week month day, year Sets the display device on boot up. When set to Auto, the computer automatically determines the display device. If an external...

Hot Keys

Acer Function Key

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. Accesses the notebook configuration utility. Switches between the power management scheme used by the computer function available if supported by operating system . Switches...

Disassembling the Hard Disk Drive Module

Travelmate 6291 Removing Hard Drive

See Removing the Battery on page 62 2. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 63 3. To disassemble the hard disk drive module, first remove the two screws from the hard disk drive bracket. Detach the hard disk drive from the hard disk drive bracket. NOTE Please follow the numeric orders such as 1, 2, 3, and 4 to screw the hard disk drive bracket to the hard disk drive module. It is suggested that you reverse the sequence when you remove the screws. 1. See Removing the Battery on...

Bifffra

BATTERY 8CELL LI-ION SAMSUNG BTP-43D1 18 CD-ROM 24X MITSUMI SR244W1 CD-ROM 24X MITSU SR244W1 F4M MAINBOARD PELICAN W COIN BATTERY, I O BRACKET, MODEM CABLE, PCMCIA PLATE amp PCMCIA SLOT TOUCHPAD BUTTON SCROLL BUTTON TOUCHPAD SCROLL LCD BEZEL 15 W NAME PLATE amp RUBBER LCD PANEL W HINGE BRACKET LATCH amp LOGO LOWER CASE W DIMM COVER amp SPEAKER PACK INVERTER BOARD 14 15AMBIT INVERTER 14 15 T62I223.00 BATTERY 8CELL LI-ION SAMSUNG BTP-43D1 BATTERY MODULE 8CELL LI-ION SANYO 4UR1865OF-2 NS SPEAKER...