Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly

Turn over the lower case assembly to the bottom side, then disconnect the fan cable. 5. Turn over the lower case assemlby to the fron side, then detach the bluetooth module. 6. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the main board. 7. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth module as shown. 8. Disconnect the speaker set cable from the main board. 9. Remove the four screws fastening the main board to the lower case. 10. Detach the main board from the lower case carefully. 11. Remove the...

Left View

Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Internal optical drive accepts CDs or DVDs. Lights up when the optical drive is active. Ejects the optical disk from the drive. Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. Accepts and ExpressCard 34 module (for TravelMate 3280 only). Note ExpressCards are third generation of PC cards, hot-swapable and smaller than previous PC Cards. Designed for both desktop and mobile use, ExpressCards use either USB 2.0 or a single...

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 at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold < Alt Gr> and then press the< 5> symbol at the upper-center of the keyboard. 1. Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either directly press at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold < Shift> and then press the < 4> key at the upper-center of the...

Acer eNet Management

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 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...

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 67.) 2. Visually check...

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...

Right View

Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Connects to a television or display device with S-video input (for TravelMate 3280). Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolong use. Connects to an Ethernet 10 100 1000-based network (1000 Mbps for TravelMate 3280). Connects to IEEE 1394 devices (for TravelMate 3280). Note A 4-pin socket is used for laptop. The 6-pin socket is commonly found on desktop. As to 9-pin connector, it is for the faster FireWire 800.

Check the Power Adapter

Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power adapter cable. See the following figure 1. If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adapter. 2. If the voltage is within the range, do the following If the problem is not corrected, see Undetermined Problems on page 82. If the voltage is not correct, go to the next step. NOTE An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate a defect. 3. If the power-on indicator does...

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...

Disassembling the Upper Case Assembly

Remove the two screws fastening the LED board. 2. The remove the LED board from the upper case assembly carefully. 3. Disconnect the LED board FFC from the LED board. 4. Disconnect the touchpad FFC then remove it. 5. Remove the four screws fastening the touchpad bracket. 6. Remove the touchpad bracket (with touchpad). 7. Detach the touchpad from the touchpad bracke.t

Closed Front View

Press to enable disable Bluetooth function. Lights to indicate the status of Bluetooth-BgR QmS0np2gei 3elected models). Press to enable disable Wireless function. Lights to indicate the status of wireless LAN communications (for selected models). Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer and IR-aware computer) (for TravelMate3280 only). Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. tggPgfOI MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD), xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick and Memory...

Acer ePower Management

Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface. To launch it, select Acer ePower Management from the Empowering Technology interface, or double-click the Acer ePower Management icon in the task tray. 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, Memory Card, Audio, and Wired LAN. To suit your usage, there are four pre-defined...

Easy Launch Buttons

Located above the keyboard are four buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are mail Web browser, Empowering Key and 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 Empowering Technology (user-programmable) Internet browser (user-programmable) Email...

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. System Memory Extended Memory Video Memory Quiet Boot Poweron display Network boot F12 Boot Menu D2D Recovery Enabled Auto Enabled Disabled Enabled Shows system base mei i Shows extended memory VGA memory size < Enter> selects field. ry size Help BHMSelect Item HS B Change Values Setup Defaults Q Exit Select...

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. There are two passwords that can be used to encrypt decrypt a file the supervisor passowrd and the file-specific password. The supervisor passwork is a master...

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 eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms. Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media. Acer ePerformance Management improves system performance by optimizing disk space, memory and registry settings. Acer eRecovery Management backs up recovers data...

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.

Front View

Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. For entering data into your computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 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. Comfortable support area for our hands when you use...

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 < Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Launches the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager. Launches the Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both. Turns the display screen...

Setting a Password

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

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 (gg). To choose a parameter, use the cursor up down keys ( 00). To change the value of a parameter, press por Q. 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 g. You can also press g to...

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...

Information

Intel (R) Core (TM) Duo processor T2300 Help IHHSelect Item K5jF6 Change Values Setup Defaults Exit Select Menu eB Select Sub-Menu 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 field displays the mofel name of devices installed on secondary IDE master. The hard...

Acer ePerformance Management

Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of your Acer notebook. It provides you with the following options to enhance overall system performance 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.

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of TravelMate 3240 3280 3290. 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...

Acer 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 through the program effortlessly. Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users. Logs when a hardware component has been removed or replaced. Permits you to...

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...

Removing the LCD Module

Acer 3290 Remove Cover

Detach the middle cover from the main uiit carefully. 2. Disconnect the launch board FFC from the launch board. 3. Remove the middle cover with launch board and microphone from the main unit. 4. Disconnect the microphone cable from the launch board. Take out the microphone from the middle cover. Remove the two screws fastening the launch board. Then remove the launch board from the middle cover. 8. Remove the screw holding the keyboard. 9. Turn over the keyboard as shown. 10. Disconnect the...

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. The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions New versions of system programs Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted. Use...

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,...

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...

Machine Disassembly and Replacement

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...

Removing the Memory and the HDD Module

Remove the five screws fastening the DIMM cover. 2. Detach the DIMM cover carefully. 3. Pop out the memory carefully. 4. Disconnect wireless main and auxiliary antenna from the wireless LAN card. 5. Pop out the wireless LAN card and remove it. 8. Remove the four screws fastening the HDD module. 9. Then detach the HDD module carefully.

Touchpad Basics

Travelmate 3240 Trackpad

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...

Indicators

Travelmate 8571 8531

The computer has four easy-to-read status indicators on the upper-right above the keyboard, and four on the front panel. 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.

Features

Below is a brief summary of the computer s many feature Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology, featuring Intel Core Duo processor T2300 T2400 T2500 T2600 2 MB L2 cache, 1.66 1.83 2 2.16 GHz, 667 MHz FSB or higher Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5500 T5600 2 MB L2 cache, 1.66 1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB T7200 T7400 T7600 4 MB L2 cache, 2 2.16 2.33 GHz, 667 MHz FSB supporting IntelR Extended Memory 64 Technology IntelR EM64T for TravelMate 3290 Intel 945GM 945PM Express chipset Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG...

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart

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.

Acer eRecovery Management

Acer Erecovery Management

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 . Recover from a hidden partition factory defaults . Recover from the HDD most recent user-defined recovery point ....

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Core Duo processor T2300 T2400 T2500 T2600 2 MB L2 cache, 1.66 1.83 2 2.16 GHz, 667 MHz FSB or higher Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5500 T5600 2 MB L2 cache, 1.66 1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB T7200 T7400 T7600 4 MB L2 cache, 2 2.16 2.33 GHz, 667 MHz FSB supporting IntelR Extended Memory 64 Technology IntelR EM64T for TravelMate 3290 Intel 945GM 945PM Express chipset ICH7 ACPI 1.0b, PC Card 95, SM BIOS 2.3, IEEE1284-ECP EPP, PCI 2.2, WFM 2.0, PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, PS 2 keyboard and mouse, USB 2.0, VGA...

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 ....