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...

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...

Disassembling the LCD Module with video camera

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. Remove the two screws fastening the LCD inverter. 5. Take out the LCD inverter from the LCD cover, then disconnect the LCD cable from the inverter. 6. Remove the two screws holding the digital camera to the LCD panel. 7. Detach the CCD panel from the CCD bezel assembly. 8. Disconnect digital camera to LCD cable as shown. 9. Remove the two screws fastening...

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...

Indicators

The computer has four easy-to-read status indicators on the upper-right above the keyboard, and four on the front panel. The power, battery and wireless communication status indicators are visible even when the LCD display is closed. 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...

Acer Orbi Cam

The Acer OrbiCam is a 1.3 megapixel CMOS camera appropriately mounted on the top of the LCD panel. The camera's 225-degree ergonomic rotation allows you to capture high-resolution photos or videos up front or at the back of the LCD panel. The Acer OrbiCam fully supports the Acer Video Conference technology so that you can transmit the best video quality over an instant Messenger service. The Acer OrbiCam rotates 225 degrees counterclockwise to achieve the desired angle. Refer to the...

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

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...

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 Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD). (for selected models).

Removing the LCD Module

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. 5. Take out the microphone from the middle cover. 6. Remove the two screws fastening the launch board. 7. Then remove the launch board from the middle cover. 8. Remove the screw holding the keyboard. 9. Turn over the keyboard as shown. 10....

Enabling the Acer VisageON for megapixel camera models only

The Acer VisageON technology comes with two features Face tracking and Video effects (selected models only). The Face Tracking feature tracks your head movement and automatically centers your face in the capture window. The video effects feature allows you to select and apply an effect to your video transmissions. NOTE The face tracking feature is not capable of centering your face beyond the capture window frame. Minimal head movements are tracked more efficiently. 1. Right click on this icon,...

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...

Features

Below is a brief summary of the computer's many features Windowsl Vista capable NOTE Windows Vista capable PCs come with Windows XP instaled, and can be upgraded to Windows Vista . For more information on Windows Vista and how to upgrade, go to Microsoft.com windowsvista. Genuine Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2) Genuine Window XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2) Intel Centrino Duo mobile techonlogy, featuring * Intel Core Duo processor T2300 T2400 T2500 T2600 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.66 1.83 2...

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< 5> symbol at the upper-center of the keyboard. 1. 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...

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 . Back up to CD DVD. Image data recovery tools Recover from a hidden partition factory defaults . Recover from the...

Bottom View

Acer Extensa 5230 Reset Bios

The image above may not be exactly the same as the real main board you get. Jumper Settings Clear BIOS Password Procedures 1. Remove the DIMM cover and the lower DDR2 memory module, then find out the G96 position on the main board. Please just the lower DDR2 memory module, you will need the upper DDR2 memory module to boot up the system. You should tear off the mylar to see G96 . 2. Use a tweezers or a screwdriver to short the G96 pad and remain the short...

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 for TravelMate 3250 Intel Celeron M Processor 410 420 430 1MB L2 cache, 1.46 1.60 1.73 GHz, 533 MHz FSB or higher for TravelMate 2470 Intel 945GM PM ICH7M for TravelMate 3250 Intel 940GML ICH7M for TravelMate 2470 NOTE Stage 1-4 is normal situation. Stage 5 is protection while the CPU is at extremely high temperature or at critical situation. DTS refers to the CPU's temperature and Local means the...

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...

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...

Acer Empowering Technology

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 hooks up to location-based networks intelligently for selected models 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 protects data with passwords...

Acer ePower Management

Acer Epower

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, FireWire 1394 , Wired LAN and Optical Device if supported. There are four pre-defined profiles - Entertainment, Presentation, Word Processing, and...

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 application...

Acer eSettings Management

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. Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users.

Acer eNet Management for selected models

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...

Acer eLock Management

Acer Elock

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...

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart

Disassembling Flowchart For

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.