Indicators

The computer has three easy-to-read status icons on the upper-right above the keyboard. Lights when the disc or AcerMedia is activated. In addition, there are two indicators at the front panel. Even when the cover is closed, the state or features can still be seen. Lights when the battery is being charged.

Windows Keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Pressed alone, 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 function + Tab (Activates next taskbar button) + F (Opens the Find All Files dialog box J + + M (Undoes the minimize all windows) + R (Displays the Run dialog box) This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button it opens the application's...

Lock Keys

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. When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press W and 0...

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 System Check on page 71) 2. Visually check them...

Top View

Aspire 5310 Lcd Cover Switch

2 Bluetooth Board Connector CN6 9 Internal Microphone Connector CN11 10 Modem Board Connector CN9 5 Lid Switch SW2 11 Touchpad Board Connector CN8 6 Modem Cable Connector CN4 14 Bluetooth Switch SW4 29 FAN Connector CN20 15 Wireless Switch SW3 30 LAN Cable Connector CN17

Acer Travelmate 2300 Boot

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 and the CD-ROM in module bay. Floppy Devices Hard Drive Network Boot and - indicate device categories. Use lt Enter gt to expand collapses. Boot order is top-down using only the top device in each category. Use lt F6 gt and lt F5 gt to move highlighted item up and down.

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options Info., Main, System Devices, Security, Boot, and Exit. Follow these instructions To choose a menu, use the cursor left right keys 00 . To choose a parameter, use the cursor up down keys 00 . To change the value of a parameter, press 0or 0. A plus sign indicates the item has sub-items. Press to expand this item. Press 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 0. You can also press 0 to save...

Advanced

The Advanced menu screen contains parameters involving your hardware devices. It also provides advanced settings of the system. The table below describes the parameters in the screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Enables, disables or auto detects the infrared port. Enables, disables or auto detects the parallel port. Sets the operation mode of the parallel port. ECP, EPP, Output only or Bidirectional Sets the I O address of the parallel port. Sets the...

Front Closed View

Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. Interfaces with infrared devices e.g., infrared printer, IR-aware computer . The function is for TravelMate 4000 and TravelMate 4500. Lights when the battery is being charged Indicates that optional Bluetooth is enabled. Indicates status of wireless LAN communication. Accepts audio line-in devices e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman . Accepts audio line-in devices e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman . Connects to audio line-out devices...

Acer Travelmate 2300 Lost Screen

The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup parameters. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters. System Memory Extended Memory Video Memory Quiet Boot Power on Display Network boot F12 Boot Menu D2D recovery Enabled Auto Enabled Disabled Enabled Shows system base memo Shows extended memory VGA memory size lt Enter gt selects field. ry size Help ti Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Exit Select...

Index of SymptomtoFRU Error Message

Next, enter BIOS utility to running Load Default Settings then reboot the system. Keyboard if the brightness function key doesn't work . Enter BIOS Utility to execute Load Setup Default Settings, then reboot system. Keyboard if the brightness function key doesn't work . LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines Indicator incorrectly remains off or on, but system runs correctly HDD CD-ROM active indicators cannot work HDD CD-ROM drive Device driver Main board...

CD to Disk Recovery

Prepare NAPP CD, Recovery CD and System CD. 2. Put NAPP CD into the optical drive. Then boot up the system. 3. The system will ask you if you want to build NAPP Master HDD. Please press any key to continue. 4. NAPP CD will start to preload the system, please click Y . flee NAPP Preload Selectol For fleer Sj sten Uersion 1.4.0-1 Copyright 2003 fleer Inc. This will preload your system- fire you sure V,N1 1. Disk To Disk Recovery 2_ CD to Disk Recovery X- Quit Please select your Clioose _ _ _ t...

Right Panel

IEEE 1394 port Manufacturing option Connects to IEEE 1394 devices. The function is for TravelMate 4000 and TravelMate 4500 only. Connects to one Type II CardBus PC Card. Accepts MS, MMC and SD card. Note The 3-in-1 card reader is a manufacturing option, subject to configuration. Only one card can operate at any given time. Connects to Universal Serial Bus USB 2.0 devices e.g., USB mouse, USB camera . Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. This is for TravelMate 4000 and...

Front Open View

Also called LCD liquid-crystal display , displays computer output. Internal microphone for sound recording. Comfortable support area for our hands when you use the computer. Click buttons Left, center and right The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons the center button serves as a 4-way scroll button. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. Turns on the computer power. Light-Emitting Diodes LEDs that turn on and off to show the...

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. 'F6 Change Values te Select 4 Sub-Menu 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....

Hot Keys

The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like sreen 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. Launches the Acer eSetting in the Acer eManager set by the Acer Empowering key. Launches the Acer ePowerManagement in the Acer eManager set by the Acer Empowering key. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if...

Preface

Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information. 1. This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION decided for Acer's global product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine e.g. add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability . These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be...

Information

Intel R Pentium R M processor 1.70Ghz NOTE The system information is subject to different models. NOTE The system information is subject to different models. Shows floppy drive type informaiton only when this model has floppy disk drive. This field shows the model name of HDD installed on primary IDE master. This field displays the serial number of HDD installed on primary IDE master. This field displays the mofel name of devices installed on secondary IDE master. The hard disk drive or optical...

Disk to Disk Recovery

Prepare NAPP CD, Recovery CD and System CD. 2. Put NAPP CD into the optical drive. Then boot up the system. 3. The system will ask you if you want to build NAPP Master HDD. Please press any key to continue. Do you want to build NfiPP Master HDD press anv key to continue or Grt1 C to exit 4. NAPP CD will start to preload the system, please click Y . Acer NAPP Preload Selector for Acer Systen Uersion 1.4.0.1 Copyright 2003 Acer Inc. This will preload your systen. Are you sure V,N1 5. Select...

Exit

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 default values for all SETUP item. Load previous values from CMOS for all SETUP items.

Touchpad Basics

The following teaches you how to use the touchpad Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor. Press the left 1 and right 3 buttons located on the edge of the touchpad to do selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad produces similar results. Use the 4-way scroll 2 button top bottom left and right to scroll. Tap twice at the same speed as double-clicking the mouse button Click and hold, then use...

Index of Error Messages

See Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check on page 70 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 Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. RTC battery Main baord Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. Main board Enter Setup and see if fixed disk and drive A are properly identified. Dikette...

Special

You can locate the Euro symbol and US dollar sign at the upper-center and or bottom-right of your keyboard. To type 1. Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either directly press the Euro symbol at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold Alt Gr and then press the Euro symbol at the upper-center of the keyboard. 1. Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either directly press the dollar sign at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold Alt Gr and then press the dollar sign at the...

Features

Below is a brief summary of the computer's many feature Performance Intel Pentium M processor 705, 715, 725, 735, 745, 755 or Intel Celeron M processor Intel 855GME or 852GM chipset manufacturing option Intel 855GME is for TM4000 4500 and Intel 852GM is for TM2300 256 512 MB of DDR333 SDRAM standard, upgradeable to 2048 MB with dual soDimm modules 30 GB and above high-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk Advanced Configuration Power Interface ACPI power management system. Internal removable optical...

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 Battery Pack on page 72 To check the battery pack, do the following From Software 1. Check out the Power...

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....

External Cdrom Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD-ROM. Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. The label can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive to fail. Do the following to select the test device 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. 2. See if CD-ROM Test is passed when the program runs to CD-ROM Test. 3. Follow the instructions in the message window. If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the...

Troubleshooting

Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. NOTE The diagnostic tests are intended to test this model. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. 1. Duplicate symptom and obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible. 2. Distinguish symptom. Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating the same operation. 3. Disassemble and assemble the unit...

Disassembling the LCD Module

Remove the four screw caps as shown. 2. Remove the four screws holding the LCD bezel. 3. Then detach the LCD bezel from the LCD module. 4. Disconnect the inverter board then remove it. 5. Remove the three screws holding the right hinge. 6. Then remove the three screws that secure the left hinge. 7. Remove one screw that secure the LCD bracket. 8. Remove another screw holding the LCD bracket on the other side. 9. Then detach the LCD panel from the LCD cover carefully. 10. Remove the two...

Disassembling the Upper Case Assembly

Aspire 5630 Bluetooth Location Driver

Disconnect the touchpad board to touchpad FFC. 2. Disconnect the touchpad board to main board FFC. 3. Then detach the touchpad board to main board FFC from the touchpad board. 4. Remove the three screws that secure the touchpad board. 5. Remove the touchpad board from the upper case. 6. Disconnect the touchpad board to touchpad FFC. 7. Remove the touchpad board to touchpad FFC from the uppwer case assembly. 8. Remove the four screws holding the touchpad bracket. 9. Detach the touchpad...

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

Remove the two screws holding the switch board. 3. Disconnect the touchpad FFC from the main board. 4. Disconnect the bluetooth cable. 5. Remove the five screws that secure the upper case. 6. Remove the eighteen screws on the bottom as shown. 7. Detach the upper case assembly and place it next to the lower case assembly. 8. Disconnect the microphone cable then remove the upper case assembly.

Removing the LCD Module

Remove Keyboard Acer Travelmate2300

Remove the three screws holding the keyboard cover. 2. Open the LCD module as the picture shown then detach the keyboard cover from the main unit. 3. Remove the two screws that secure the keyboard as shown. 4. Turn over the keyboard as shown and disconnect the keyboard cable then remove the keyboard. 5. Pull out the antenna set with a tweezers then take out the antenna set from the main unit. 6. Disconnect the LCD coaxial cable. 7. Remove the four screws holding the right and the left hinge....

Removing the ODD Module

Travelmate 2410 Middle Cover

Remove the three screws holding the middle cover. 2. Detach the middle cover carefully. 3. Turn over the keyboard as shown. 4. Disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board then remove the keyboard. 5. Remove the screw that fastens the ODD module. 6. Turn over the notebook computer then detach the ODD module carefully. NOTE When you reattach the ODD, please make sure you attach the ODD module completely to the main unit. Otherwise, you can not fasten the screw and the screw may damage...

Removing the Thermal Module and CPU

Thermal Unit Aspire 3050

Remove the two screws holding the IO bezel. 3. Remove the two screws that secure the heatsink cover. 4. Remove the heatsink cover from the main unit. 6. Remove the four screws that secure the thermal module. 7. Pull the thermal module outwards then remove it. NOTE The edge of the thermal module as shown is very sharp. Be very careful as you remove the thermal module. 8. Use a flat-bladed screwdriver to release the CPU lock. 9. Remove the CPU from the socket carefully.

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart

2300 Disassembly

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.

General Information

Acer Extensa 2300 Pci Wireless

Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following 1. Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals. 2. Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system. NOTE The screws used to secure bottom case and upper case are more than one type. Please group same type of screw together as you disassemble the system for service purpose. The image below is for your reference. Please pay attention to the explanation below. The screws that secure...

Chapter

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 Plastic flat head screw driver 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...

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...

BIOS Flash Utility

The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions New versions of system programs 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 supply when you run the Phlash...

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 M during POST when Press lt F2 gt to enter Setup message is prompted on the bottom of screen ....