Removing the Middle Cover and the Power Board

Schematics For Acer Aspire 5515

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 60. 2. Open the LCD screen all the way to facilitate the easy removal of the middle cover. 3. To remove the Middle Cover, carefully insert the plastic flat screwdriver under the side of the middle cover and gently pry up the middle cover. Continue prying on the other side until you could detach the Middle Cover. 4. Detach the cover and turn it over on the keyboard. 5. Disconnect the Power board cable from the main board and disconnect the Power board cable....

Removing the VGA board for Discrete model only

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 60. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 62. 3. See Removing the Heatsink Fan Module on page 70. 4. See Removing the CPU and VGA Heatsink Module on page 71. Remove the two screws (D) securing the VGA board. 6. Carefully remove the VGA board from the main board. 6. Carefully remove the VGA board from the main board.

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 103.) 2. Visually check...

External Diskette Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is required. NOTE Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause damage to the drive or 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 FDD Test is passed as the program runs to FDD Test. 3. Follow the instructions in the...

Indicators

The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed. Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Lights up when Caps...

Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

NOTE This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook, first ensure that the second monitor is connected, then select Start, Control Panel, Display and click on Settings. 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 settings and click OK to complete the process. Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four...

Disassembly Process

The disassembly process is divided into the following stages External module disassembly The flowcharts provided in the succeeding disassembly sections illustrate the entire disassembly sequence. Observe the order of the sequence to avoid damage to any of the hardware components. For example, if you want to remove the main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order. Main Screw List

Acer eLock Management

Acer eLock Management is simple yet effective utility that allows you to lock removable storage, optical and floppy drive devices to ensure that data can't be stolen while your system is unattended. Removable Storage 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 storage devices that can be mounted as a file system when plugged into the system. Optical Drive Devices includes any kind of...

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.

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,...

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. Scroll Lock < Fn> + < F12> When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up...

Removing the Speaker Modules

'Removing the Battery Pack on page 60. Removing the SD dummy card on page 60. Removing the PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 61. Removing the Lower Cover on page 62. Removing the DIMM on page 63. Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 64. Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 65. Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 66. Removing the Modem Board on page 70. Removing the Heatsink Fan Module on page 70. Removing the CPU and VGA Heatsink Module on page 71. Removing the CPU on page...

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...

Exit

The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Information Main Advanced Security Boot Information Main Advanced Security Boot 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.

Front View

Internal microphone for sound recording. 0.3 megapixel web camera for video communication. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output. Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the 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 Acer...

NTI Shadow

NTI Shadow allows users to schedule continuous backup jobs that copy the contents of one or more folders (the backup source) to another location (the backup destination). The backup jobs are continuous because they are scheduled to regularly update the data in the backup folder either continuously or in user-defined intervals. You can schedule a job to run every certain number of minutes, on certain days at a specified time, or whenever any data in the backup source are modified. Shadow can...

Removing the USB Board

Removing the Battery Pack on page 60. Removing the SD dummy card on page 60. Removing the PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 61. Removing the Lower Cover on page 62. Removing the DIMM on page 63. Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 64. Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 65. Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 66. Removing the Modem Board on page 70. Removing the Heatsink Fan Module on page 70. Removing the CPU and VGA Heatsink Module on page 71. Removing the CPU on page...

Norton Internet Security

Norton Internet Security is an anti-virus utility that can protect against viruses, keeping your data safe and secure. 1. Double-click the Norton Internet Security icon on the Windows desktop. 3. Select Run Scan to scan your system. 4. When the scan is complete, review the results of the scan. NOTE For optimal security, run a Full System Scan when scanning your computer for the first time. You can schedule customized virus scans that run unattended on specific dates and times or at periodic...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of TravelMate 5710 5310 and Extensa 5610 5210. 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...

Acer Empowering Technology

The Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer system. Displayed by default in the upper half of your screen, it provides access to the following utilities Acer eNet Management hooks up to location-based networks intelligently. Acer ePower Management optimizes battery usage via customizable power plans. Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings. Acer eDataSecurity Management protects...

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options Information, Main, Advanced, Security, Boot, and Exit. Follow these instructions To choose a menu, use the left and right arrow keys. To choose an item, use the up and down arrow keys. To change the value of a parameter, press F5 or F6. A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press Enter to expand this item. Press Esc 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 F9. You can also press...

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 functions < > Open or close the Start menu < > + < D> Display the desktop < > + < E> Open Windows Explore < > + < F> Search for a file or folder < > + < G> Cycle through Sidebar gadgets < > + < L> Lock your computer...

Main

The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable boot option and recovery. Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility < Tab> , < Shift-Tab> , or < Enter> selects field. Select Item H 9 Change Values J Setup Defaults Exit Select Menu MEnHB Select Sub-Menu KM Save and Exit NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and...

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...

Information

The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. Phoenix TrustedCore tm Setup Utility ATAPI Model Name System BIOS Version VGA BIOS Version KBC Version Serial Number Asset Tag Number Product Name Manufacturer Name UUID XX-XXX XXXXXX.XXX.XXX.XXX.XXXXXX XX.XX NOTE The system information is subject to different models. This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system. This field shows the speed of the CPU. This field shows the model name of HDD installed on...

Acer eRecovery Management

Acer eRecovery Management is a versatile backup utility. It allows you to create full or incremental backups, burn the factory default image to optical disc, and restore from previously created backups or reinstall applications and drivers. By default, user-created backups are stored to the D drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with Password protection Empowering Technology password Full and incremental backups to hard disk or optical disc Creation of backups Factory default image...

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Acer Travelmate 5710 Disk

Removing the Battery Pack on page 60. Removing the SD dummy card on page 60. Removing the PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 61 Removing the Lower Cover on page 62. 6. Disconnect the hard disk module from the connector by pulling on the mylar tab on the hard disk module. 6. Disconnect the hard disk module from the connector by pulling on the mylar tab on the hard disk module. NOTE To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it. 8. Remove 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 F2 during POST when Press lt F2 gt to enter Setup message is prompted on the bottom of screen ....

External Modules Disassembly Flowchart

The flowchart below 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 main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

Removing the CPU and VGA Heatsink Module

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 60. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 62. Remove the nine screws C securing the CPU and VGA heatsink module in place. NOTE There are only five 5 screws for the UMA module. NOTE There are only five 5 screws for the UMA module. 4. Slide out and remove the heatsink module.

Removing the Lower Cover

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 60. 2. See Removing the SD dummy card on page 60. 3. See Removing the PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 61. 4. Remove the seven screws B on the lower cover. 5. Use a plastic screw driver to carefully pry open the lower cover. 6. Remove the lower cover from the lower case.

Travel Mate and Extensa Exploded Diagram

NOTE The FRU List is not for TravelMate 5710 5310 and Extensa 5610 5210. The FRU list for TravelMate 5710 5310 and Extensa 5610 5210 is not ready as the service guide released. We will update the FRU list as soon as we got the latest FRU list. TravelMate 5710 5310 and Extensa 5610 5210 FRU List TravelMate 5710 5310 and Extensa 5610 5210 FRU List BATTERY PACK LI 6CELL 2.0MAH PANASONIC BATTERY PACK LI 6CELL 2.4MAH PANASONIC WIRELESS LAN BOARD 802.11 BG FOXCONN ATHEROS EU WIRELESS LAN BOARD 802.11...

Acer ePresentation Management i

Another Display Not Detected

Acer ePresentation Management lets you project your computer's display to an external display device or projector using the hotkey lt Fn gt lt F5 gt . If auto-detection hardware is implemented in the system and the external display supports it, your system display will be automatically switched out when an external display is connected to the system. For projectors and external devices that are not auto-detected, launch Acer ePresentation Management to choose an appropriate display setting....

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....

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. NOTE Please refer to Remove HDD BIOS Password section if you need to know how to remove HDD BIOS Password. 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...

Acer eData Security Management m

Acer eDataSecurity Management is an encryption utility that protects your files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. It is conveniently integrated with Windows Explorer as a shell extension for quick data encryption decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook. The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a supervisor password and default encryption password. This password will be used to encrypt files by default, or...

Removing the Heatsink Fan Module

Acer 6530g Remove Fan

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 60. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 62. 3. Disconnect the heatsink fan connector from FAN1 on the main board. 4. Remove the two screws C securing the heatsink fan module. 5. Remove the heatsink fan module from the main board. 5. Remove the heatsink fan module from the main board.

Removing the PC and Express Card dummy cards

Laptop Acer 5610 Buton Delete

Press the eject button to pop out the button. 2. Press it again 1 to pop out the PC dummy card 2 . Remove the PC dummy card from the slot. 2. Press it again 1 to pop out the PC dummy card 2 . Remove the PC dummy card from the slot. 3. Push the ExpressCard dummy card all the way in to eject it.

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. lt gt and lt - gt moves the device lt f gt and lt r gt specifies the lt Shift 1 gt enables or disables

Advanced

Phoenix TrustedCore tm Setup Utility Help Select Item HQ I Change Values B Setup Defaults Exit jSelect Menu Select Sub-Menu uJJ Save and Exit The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. The Advanced Host Controller Interface AHCI is a hardware mechanism that allows software to communicate with Serial ATA devices such as SATA hard drives. This field reports the memory size of the system. Memory size is fixed to...

Acer eNet Management

Acer Enet Management Current Profile

Acer eNet Management helps you quickly connect to both wired and wireless networks in a variety of locations. To access this utility, select Acer eNet Management from the Empowering Technology toolbar or run the program from the Acer Empowering Technology program group in Start menu. You can also 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 option to manually...

Removing the WLAN Board Modules

Cmos Acer Battery Extensa 5210

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 60. 2. See Removing the SD dummy card on page 60. 3. See Removing the PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 61. 4. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 62. 5. Remove the tape holding the gray antenna. 6. Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN board. 7. Move the antenna away from the WLAN board and remove the two screws F on the WLAN board to release the WLAN board. 8. Detach the WLAN board from the WLAN socket. 8. Detach the WLAN board from the...

Removing the Battery Pack

Slide the battery lock unlock latch to the unlock position 1 . 3. Slide and hold the battery release latch to the release position 2 , then remove the battery from the main unit 3 . 3. Slide and hold the battery release latch to the release position 2 , then remove the battery from the main unit 3 .

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...

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.

Features

Below is a brief summary of the computer's many feature Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T7300 T7500 T7700 4 MB L2 cache, 2 2.2 2.4 GHz, 800 MHz FSB , or T7100 2 MB L2 cache, 1.8 GHz, 800 MHz FSB , or higher, supporting Intel 64 architecture for selected models Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T7200 T7400 T7600 4 MB L2 cache, 2 2.16 2.33 GHz, 667 MHz FSB , T5500 T5600 2 MB L2 cache, 1.66 1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB or T5200 T5300 2 MB L2 cache, 1.60 1.73 GHz, 533 MHz FSB ,or higher, supporting...

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...

Topview

Acer 5710 Bluetooth

Standard Operation Procedures of Password Bypassing and BIOS Recovery For RD and CSD to debug easily, the system provide one hardware DIP switch for Bypassing Password Check, and one Hotkey to enable BIOS Recovery. 2. Hotkey to enable BIOS Recovery Fn ESC, then Power Button. To use this function, it is strongly recommended that the AC adapter is connected to the system and plug-in to a wall outlet and the Battery is also in the system Bypassing Password Check SW1 If the user has set Password...

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. Reconnect the LCD connectors. Keyboard if contrast and brightness function key doesn t work . LCD inverter ID LCD cable LCD inverter LCD 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...