Display and graphics

14.1 WXGA Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing on dual displays via Acer GridVista (for selected models) NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 up to 256 MB TurboCache (128 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, up to 128 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft DirectX 9.0, Shader Model 3.0, OpenEXR High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, NVIDIA PowerMizer 6.0 PCI Express (for selected models) Mobile Intel 940GML Express chipset with integrated 3D...

Conventions

The following conventions are used in this manual The following conventions are used in this manual Denotes actual messages that appear on screen. Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic. Alerts you to any damage that might result from doing or not doing specific actions. Gives precautionary measures to avoid possible hardware or software problems. Reminds you to do specific actions relevant to the accomplishment of procedures.

Easy Launch Buttons

Located above the keyboard are four buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are mail Web browser, Empow ra jTljXzvnd one user-programmable button. Press to run the Acer Empowering Technology. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. Acer EDSamSSBSk gy (user-programmable) Email application (user-programmable) Internet browser...

Table of Contents

Removing the HDD Module the Memory the Wireless LAN Card the Modem Board the ODD Module and the LCD Module 70 Removing the HDD Module 70 Removing the Memory the Wireless LAN Card the Modem Board 70 Removing the ODD Module 71 Removing the LCD Module (including Keyboard) 71 Disassembling the Main Uint 73 Separating the Main Unit into Upper Case and Lower Case Assembly 73 Disassembling the Upper Case Assembly 73 Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly 73 Disassembling the LCD Module (with video...

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...

Disclaimer

The information in this guide is subject to change without notice. Acer Incorporated makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Any Acer Incorporated software described in this manual is sold or licensed as is. Should the programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and not Acer Incorporated, its distributor, or its...

Right View

Internal optical drive accepts CDs or DVDs (slot-load or tray-load depending on model). Lights up when the optical drive is active (location depends on model). Ejects the optical disk from the drive (location depends on model). Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off (location depends on model).

Setting a Password

Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password 1. Use the 0 andg keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears Set Supervisor Password Enter New Password 2. 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...

Indicators

The computer has four easy-to-read status indicators The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed up. Indicates when the hard disc or optical drive is active. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Lights up when the battery is being charged. NOTE 1. Charging The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged The light shows green when in AC mode.

Platform and memroy

Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology, featuring * Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5500 T5600 (2MB L2 cache, 1.66 1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB) and T7200 T7400 T7600 (4 MB L2 cache, 2 2.16 2.33 GHz, 667 MHz FSB) (for TravelMate 3260 3270) * Intel Core Duo processor T2300 T2400 T2500 T2600 (2MB L2 cache, 1.66 1.83 2 2.16 GHz, 667 MHz FSB) (for TravelMate 3260 3270) * Mobile Intel 945GM 945PM (for TravelMate 3270 3260) +ICH7M * INtel PRO Wireless 3945ABG network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a b g)...

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 81.) 2. Visually check...

Removing a Password

Use the Q and Q keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the key. The Set Password box appears 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press . 3. Press 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 g to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

NOTE This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook, then select BwJtrol Pang splay and click on Settirnm 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 Themes Desktop Screen Saver . pearance Settings Drag the monitor icons to match the physical arrangement of your monitors. Themes Desktop Screen Saver . pearance...

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. + < E> Opens the My Computer window + < F1> Opens Help and Support. + < F> Opens the Find All Files dialog box. + < R> Opens the Run dialog box. < Shift> + + < M> Undoes the minimize...

Microsoft Windows XP Home Environment Test

View Sonic E72f 17 PerfectFlat color CRT Area with 1280*1024 COMPAQ FP 7317 17 LCD area with 1024*768 Gateway FPD1730 17(1280*1024) Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical PS2 USB Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical PS2 USB Huaerte USB Stroll Mouse 2-button HM-28 Logitech Wheel Mouse(Optical, USB PS2) Microsoft Track Ball Explorer(USB PS2) USB Stroll Mouse 2-button HM-28(Scroll, wheel) Logitech(Optical) Microsoft Optical Mouse Blue USB and PS2 Compatible Logitech Cordless TrackMan Fx(Trackball, Optical)...

Acer eLock Management

Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock your removable data, optical and floppy drives to ensure that data can't be stolen while your notebook is unattended. Removable data devices - includes USB disk drives, USB pen drives, USB flash drives, USB MP3 drives, USB memory card readers, IEEE 1394 disk drives and any other removable disk drives that can be mounted as a file system when plugged into the system. Optical drive deivces - includes any kind of CD-ROM or DVD-ROM...

The US dollar sign

Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either directly press the < Dollar> key at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold < Shift> and then press the < 4> key at the upper-center of the keyboard. NOTE This function varies by the operating system version. NOTE Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com typography faq faq 12.htm for more information.

Acer ePerformance Management

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

Communication

Acer Video Conference featuring Voice and Video over Internet Protocol (VVolP) support via Acer OrbiCam and optional Acer Bluetooth VoIP phone Acer OrbiCam 1.3 megapixel 310,000 pixel CMOS camera (LCD panel-mounted), featuring * 225 degree ergonomic rotation * Intel PRO Wireless 3945AGB network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a b g) or Intel PRO Wireless 3945BG network connection (dual-mode 802.11b g) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED solution, supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology * Acer InviLink...

IO Ports

5-in-1 card reader (MS MS PRO MMC SD xD) IEEE 1394 port (4-pin) (for selected models supporting IEEE 1394 in the future, yet for TravelMate 2480 3260 3270, there is no IEEE 1394 port) Infrared port (for selected models supporting IEEE 1394 in the future, yet for TravelMate 2480 3260 3270, there is no Infrared port) External display (VGA) port S-Video TV-out (NTSC PAL) port Headphones speaker line-out jack with S PDIF support

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 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 the up or...

Environment

Acer Travelmate 2480 Wont Power

Temperature operating 5 C to 35 C Non-operating -20 C to 65 C Humidity non-condensing operating 20 80 Non-operating 20 80 PCI ROUTING TABLE REQ2 GNT2 REQ0 GNT0 MARVELL 10-100 1G LAN 88E8038I 88E8055 MARVELL 10-100 1G LAN 88E8038I 88E8055 MINI CARD MINI PCI SATA PATA 1394 NO 1394 5 IN 1 S-VIDEO GIGA LAN 10 100 LAN BLUETOOTH nVIDIA DVO MEDIA KEY MB PCB P N DC PCB P N DJ PCB P N DA0 ZR1MB6A6 DA0ZR1PB6A7 DA0ZR1AB6A5 DA0ZR1MB6B4 DA0ZR1PB6B5 DA0ZR1AB6B3 5-IN-1 MMC SD MS MS Pro xD CARD READER CONN

Information

Genuine Intel R CPU T2250 1.73GHz Aspire 3680 5570 5580 TravelMate 2480 3260 3270 16 Byte xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 32 Byte EHelp tl Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Select Su b-Menu F10 Save and Exit NOTE The system information is subject to different models. This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system. 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...

Touchpad Basics

The following teaches you how to use the touchpad Move your finger across the touchpad 2 to move the cursor. Press the left 1 and right 4 buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button. Use the 4-way scroll 3 button to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll...

Left View

Connects to a display device e.g., external monitor, LCD projector . Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. Hfljnects to USB 2.0 devices e.g. USB mouse, USB camera . Connects to IEEE 1394 devices for selected models, yet TravelMate 2480 3260 3270 do not have IEEE 1394 port Interfaces with infrared devices e.g., infrared printer and IR-aware computer . for selected models, yet TravelMate 2480 3260 3270 do not...

Rotating the Acer Orbicam

The Acer OrbiCam rotates 225 degrees counterclockwise to achieve the desired angle. Refer to the illustrations below For your convenience, the camera snaps 45 degrees to match the position of your face in front or at the back ofthe LCD panel. For your convenience, the camera snaps 45 degrees to match the position of your face in front or at the back ofthe LCD panel. NOTE Do not rotate the camera clockwise to prevent damage to the device.

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....

Battery status

For real-time battery life estimates based on current usage, referto the panel on the lower left-hand side of the window. For additional options, click Settings to Select what actions will be taken when the cover is closed or the power button is pressed. View information about Acer ePower Management. Acer ePresentation ManagementsAcer ePresentation Management lets you project your computer's display to an external device or project using the hot key Fn F5. If auto-detection hardware is...

Acer Empowering Technology

Acer Empowering Technology

Acer's innovative Empowering Technology makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer notebook. It features the following handy utilities Acer eNet Management for selected models hooks up to location-based networks intelligently. Acer ePower Management extends battery power via versatile usage profiles. Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings conveniently. Acer eDataSecurity Management for selected models protects...

Main

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. Advanced Security Boot Exi l Quiet Boot Power on display Network boot F12 Boot Menu D2D Recovery Enabled Auto Enabled Disabled Enabled Shows system base memo Shows extended memory lt Enter gt selects field. ry size Help U Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Exit Select Menu Ente Select 4 Sub-Menu F10...

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 82 Check the Battery Pack on page 83 Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer...

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...

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...

Changing a Password

Use the Q and Q keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the key. The Set Password box appears 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press . 3. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. 4. Press . After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to Set. 5. If desired, you can enable the Password on boot parameter. 6. When you are done, press g to save...

Acer eNet Management for selected models

Acer Enet Management Settings

Acer eNet Management helps you to quickly and easily connect to both wired and wireless networks in a variety of locations. To access this utility, either click on the Acer eNet Management icon on your netebook, or start the program from the Start menu. You also have the option to set Acer eNet Management to start automatically when you boot up your PC. Acer eNet Management automatically detects the best settings for a new location, while offering you the freedom to manually adjust the settings...

Changing the Acer Orbi Cam settings

To change the capture resolution, click the displayed resolution at the bottom right corner of the capture window, then select the desired resolution. Click Options to display the Window, Preview, and Folder tabs. Use the options to change the capture window size, preview settings, and the folder for captured photos or videos. Basic settings Click the Camera Settings icon on the bottom right corner of the capture display, then select Camera Settings from the pop-up menu. You can adjust the...

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...

Travel Mate Series

TM3273NWXMi LINPUSIL1 UMA 1 512 100 6L 5R_abg_AN TM3273NWXMi LINPUSIN1 UMA 1 512 100 6L 5R_abg_AN TM3273NWXMi LINPUSPH1 UMA 1 512 100 6L 5R_abg_AN TM3273NWXMi LINPUSMA2 UMA 1 512 100 6L 5R_abg_AN TM3273NWXMi LINPUSTH2 UMA 1 512 100 6L 5R_bg_AN TM3273NWXMi LINPUSVN1 UMA 1 512 100 6L 5R_abg_AN TM3273WXMi XPHAU1 UMA 1 512 100 6L 5R_abg_AN TM3273WXMi XPHPH1 UMA 1 512 100 6L 5R_abg_AN TM3273WXMi XPHMA2 UMA 1 512 100 6L 5R_abg_AN TM3273WXMi XPHTH2 UMA 1 512 100 6L 5R_bg_AN TM3273WXMi XPHVN1 UMA 1 512...

Acer eSettings Management

Esettings Management

Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications and to monitor the system health status. Furthermore, Acer eSettings Management enables you to optimize your Windows operating system, so your computer runs faster, smoother and better. Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigating. Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users.

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.

Acer eRecovery Management

Acer Aspire 1820pt Recovery

Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer. The Acer eRecovery Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on your system's HDD. User-created backups are stored on D drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with Recovery of applications and drivers. Back up to HDD set recovery point . Back up to CD DVD. Image data recovery tools Recover from a hidden partition factory defaults . Recover from the...

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 ....

Remove Hddbios Utility

Acer Bios Travelmate 2480

This section provide you with removing HDD BIOS method If you key in wrong HDD password for three time, HDD password error code would display on the screen. See the image below. If you need to solve HDD password locked problem, you can run HDD_PW.EXE 1. Key in hdd_pw 15494 0 3. Choose one upper-case string Uolurae in drivs F has amp label. Uolmme Serial Nutiber is D4F6-023 3 File is gt 1- 2 ir lt s gt - pft swordjhdd B Jin loiikG.RKE yi.l-1 Hay Ht hoi.cft whet kind of the password to be...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5500 T5600 2MB L2 cache, 1.66 1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB and T7200 T7400 T7600 4 MB L2 cache, 2 2.16 2.33 GHz, 667 MHz FSB for TravelMate 3260 3270 Intel Core Duo processor T2300 T2400 T2500 T2600 2MB L2 cache, 1.66 1.83 2 2.16 GHz, 667 MHz FSB for TravelMate 3260 3270 Intel Celeron M processor 410 420 430 1 MB L2 cache, 1.46 1.60 1.73 GHz, 533 MHz FSB or higher for TravelMate 2480 Intel 945GM 945PM 940GML TravelMate 2480 ICH7M VCC-CORE 1.2875V high frequency mode to...

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...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

Acer 5560 Fru

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of TravelMate 2480 3260 3270. 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,...

Hot Keys

The computer employs hotkeys 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 lt Fn gt key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Launches the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager. Launches the Acer ePowerManagement in Acer eManager. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns the display screen backlight off to save...

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...

Acer eData Security Management

Acer eDataSecurity Management is handy file encryption utility that protexts your 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 Messager and Microsoft Outlook. The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a suvervisor password and default encryption. This encryption will be used to encrypt files by...