Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options Information, Main, 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 F10 to...

Touchpad Basics with fingerprint reader

The following items show you how to use the touchpad with Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader. 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 Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader (3) supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control...

Hot Keys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen 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 Acer eSettings in Acer Empowering Technology. Launches Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns the display screen...

Easy Launch Buttons

Located beside the keyboard are application buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are WLAN, Internet, email, Bluetooth, Arcade and 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.You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start, All Programs, and then Launch Manager to start the application. Launch Acer...

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...

Changing a Password

Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Password box appears 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e. 3. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. 4. Press e. 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 u to...

Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case

PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 58 WLAN Board Modules on page 61. Hard Disk Drive Module on page 63. Optical Drive Module on page 64. Heatsink Fan Module on page 72. CPU and VGA Heatsink Module on page 73. 13. See Removing the CPU on page 74. 14. See Removing the VGA Board Discrete Model only on page 75. 15. See Removing the LCD Module on page 76. 16. Disconnect the touchpad cable from the TPAD1 connector on the main board. 17. Disconnect the fingerprint cable from the FPCN1 connector on...

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 Speaker Module

Acer Travelmate 5730g Speakers

Removing the Battery Pack on page 56. Removing the SD dummy card on page 57. Removing the PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 58. Removing the Lower Cover on page 59. 'Removing the DIMM on page 60. 'Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 61. Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 63. Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 64. Removing the Middle Cover on page 68. Removing the Keyboard on page 71. Removing the Heatsink Fan Module on page 72. Removing the CPU and VGA Heatsink Module...

Removing the Launch Board

Extensa 5630ez Express Card

'Removing the Battery Pack on page 56. 'Removing the SD dummy card on page 57. 'Removing the PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 58 'Removing the Lower Cover on page 59. 'Removing the DIMM on page 60. 'Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 61. 'Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 63. 'Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 64. 'Removing the Middle Cover on page 68. 'Removing the Keyboard on page 71. 'Removing the Heatsink Fan Module on page 72. 'Removing the CPU and VGA Heatsink...

Extensa 5630 Boot Menu

This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the diskette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM in module bay. Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility Use lt gt or lt gt to select a device, then press lt F6 gt to move i up the list, or lt F5 gt to move it down the list. Press lt Esc gt to escape the menu.

Touchpad Check

If the touchpad doesn't work, do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU 1. Reconnect the touchpad cables. After you use the touchpad, the pointer drifts on the screen for a short time. This self-acting pointer movement can occur when a slight, steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. This symptom is not a hardware problem. No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time.

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of 5930 5930Z 5730Z Series. 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,...

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Acer Travelmate 6460 Harddisk Removal

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 59. 3. Remove the one screw B securing the hard disk drive module. 4. Using the plastic tab, slide the hard disk drive module away from the connector lift up the hard disk module to remove from the bay. NOTE To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it. 5. Remove the two screws E securing the hard disk to the bracket and remove the hard disk from the bracket.

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.

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 106 Check the Battery Pack on page 107 Unplug the power adapter cable from the...

Rear View

Acer 5730 Hard Disk Position

Connects to USB 2.0 devices e.g., USB mouse, USB camera . Connects to USB 2.0 or eSATA devices only for certain models . Note If you plug an eSATA device you will have three USB ports available in the mean time. Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Houses the computer's hard disk secured with screws . Protects the hard disk drive from shocks and bumps only for certain models . Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use.

Removing the WLAN Board Modules

Bios Batery Acer Travelmate 5730

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 59. 3. Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN board. NOTE There are 2 antenna cables connected to the WLAN board. The Black antenna cable is connected to MAIN connector and the White antenna cable is connected to AUX connector. 4. Remove the Gray antenna that is taped to the WLAN board and move the antenna cables away from the WLAN board. 5. Remove the two screws B on the WLAN board to release the WLAN...

Removing the CPU and VGA Heatsink Module

Extensa 5720g Cooler

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 59. 3. See Removing the Heatsink Fan Module on page 72. 4. Remove the four screws securing the VGA board heatsink module Discrete Model only and the five screw securing the CPU heatsink module. 5. Carefully remove the heatsink module from the system.

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor P8400 2.26G , P8600 2.4 G , P9500 2.53G , T9400 2.53G , T9600 2.8G Socket B P8400, P8600, P9500 and Socket P T9400, T9600 Throttling 50 On 99 C OFF 93 C OS shut down at 105 C H W shot down at 110 .C BIOS 4G for 64bit OS with two 2GB SODIMM You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they match the above specifications. NOTE Above table lists some system memory configurations. You may combine DIMMs with various capacities to form other...

Removing the CPU

Extensa 5220 Processor

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 59. 3. See Removing the Heatsink Fan Module on page 72. 4. See Removing the CPU and VGA Heatsink Module on page 73. 5. Using a flat screwdriver, turn the CPU socket latch counter-clockwise to release the CPU. 6. Lift up carefully to remove the CPU. NOTE When installing the CPU, make sure to install the CPU with PIN 1 at the corner as shown.

Acer eRecovery Management

Recovery System

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 Back up factory default to CD DVD Back up drivers and applications to CD DVD Create user backup Manage user backups Restore system to factory default...

Empowering Technology password

Remaining Battery Life

You must set the Empowering Technology password to use the password protection feature of Acer eRecovery Management to protect your data. To set the Empowering Technology password 1. Launch Acer eRecovery Management. 3. Click Password settings. The Empowering Technology Password Center dialogue box pops up. 4. Click Create a new password. 5. In the Create a New Password dialogue box, key in and confirm your password in the appropriate boxes. Your password should have a minimum of 4 and a...

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....

Acer eData Security Management jjonlv for certain models

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. On first use, the Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you to create the Master Password. You will use this password to access the Personal Secure Disk PSD . The...

Left View

Exprosscard

Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Connects to Acer EasyPort IV only for certain models . Connects to a display device e.g., external monitor, LCD projector . Connects to an Ethernet 10 100 1000-based network. Supports high definition digital video connections only for certain models . Connect to USB 2.0 devices e.g., USB mouse, USB camera .

Removing the Heatsink Fan Module

How Remove Heatsink Fan

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 59. 3. Disconnect the heat sink fan connector from the main board. 4. Remove the two screws B securing the heatsink fan module in place. 5. Carefully lift up the heatsink fan module. 5. Carefully lift up the heatsink fan module.

Removing the LCD Module

Wireless For Acer Travelmate 240

Removing the Battery Pack on page 56. Removing the SD dummy card on page 57. Removing the PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 58 Removing the Lower Cover on page 59. Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 61. Removing the Middle Cover on page 68. Removing the Keyboard on page 71. 8. Turn over the system and remove the two screws B from the bottom of the left and right hinges. 9. Carefully pull out the wireless antenna cables from the hole and release the cables from the latches. 9....

Removing the Optical Drive Module

Acer Travelmate 5730 Laptop Hdd Remov

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 59. Remove the one screw C from the bottom panel. 4. Use a screw driver to carefully push the odd drive tray out as shown. 4. Use a screw driver to carefully push the odd drive tray out as shown. 5. Slowly pull out the odd module from the odd drive bay. 6. Remove the one screw A securing the locker bracket and remove the locker bracket from the optical disk drive module.

Using the System Utilities

Acer Bio-Protection only for certain models Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution is a multi-purpose fingerprint software package integrated with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Utilizing the uniqueness of one's fingerprint features, Acer BioProtection Fingerprint Solution has incorporated protection against unauthorized access to your computer with centralized password management with Password Bank, easy music player launching with Acer MusicLaunch, secure Internet favorites via...

Removing the Middle Cover

Bios Batery Acer Travelmate 5730

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56. 2. Use a plastic screw driver to pry loose the side of the middle cover. 3. Carefully pry loose the middle cover from the latches securing it and turn it over on the keyboard to gain access to the cable connected to the power board. 4. Disconnect the cable connected to the power board and remove the middle cover from the system.

Travel Mate Series Exploded Diagram

Touchpad Synap Tm00540 005

REMOTE CONTROLLER FORMOSA21 RC804V-B EN REMOTE CONTROLLER FORMOSA21 RC804V-B EU ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP-65KB BFJA LF SANYO AS-2007B LI-ION 3S2P SANYO 6 CELL 4400MAH SONY AS-2007B LI-ION 3S2P SONY 6 CELL 4400MAH PANASONIC AS-2007B LI-ION 3S2P PANASONIC 6 CELL 4400MAH SIMPLO AS-2007B LI-ION 3S2P PANASONIC 6 CELL 4400MAH SIMPLO AS-2007B LI-ION 4S2P PANASONIC 8 CELL 4800MAH VGA MXM CARD NVIDIA 9PGSHM DDRIII 512MB W HDCP MSI MADE VGA CARD NB9P-GS 512M GDDR3 MODEM BOARD FOXCONN DELPHI-AM5 V2H...

Removing the Keyboard

How Remove Acer 5735 Keyboard

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68. 3. Remove the two screws A securing the keyboard. 4. Carefully pry loose the keyboard and turn it over on the touchpad area. 4. Carefully pry loose the keyboard and turn it over on the touchpad area. 5. Disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board to remove the keyboard.

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 ....

Windows Mobility Center

User Guide, Is J Drivers and Utilities The Windows Mobility Center collects key mobile-related system settings in one easy-to-find place, so you can quickly configure your Acer system to fit the situation as you change locations, networks or activities. Settings include display brightness, volume, power plan, wireless networking on off, external display settings, synchronization status and presentation settings. Windows Mobility Center also includes Acer-specific settings like sharing folders...

Disassembly Requirements

To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge 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.

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...

Undetermined Problems

Acer Extensa 5220 Bios Reset Password

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 105. 2. Visually check them...

BIOS Flash Utility

Acer Extensa 5230 Password Bios

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 Flash 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 Flash utility. NOTE Do not install memory-related drivers XMS, EMS, DPMI when you use the Flash. NOTE Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the Flash...

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 Fingerprint and Touchpad Module

Acer 3680 Mousepad

PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 58 WLAN Board Modules on page 61. Hard Disk Drive Module on page 63. Optical Drive Module on page 64. Heatsink Fan Module on page 72. CPU and VGA Heatsink Module on page 73. 14. See Removing the VGA Board Discrete Model only on page 75. 15. See Removing the LCD Module on page 76. 16. See Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case on page 78. 17. Disconnect the touchpad cable from the touchpad board. 18. Disconnect the fingerprint cable from the...

Removing the VGA Board Discrete Model only

Vga Board Acer Aspire 7520

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 59. 3. See Removing the Heatsink Fan Module on page 72. 4. See Removing the CPU and VGA Heatsink Module on page 73. 5. Remove the two screws B securing the VGA board to the main board. 6. Remove the VGA board from the main board. 6. Remove the VGA board from the main board.

BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk

BIOS Recovery Boot Block is a special block of BIOS. It is used to boot up the system with minimum BIOS initialization. Users can enable this feature to restore the BIOS firmware to a successful one once the previous BIOS flashing process failed. The system provides a function hotkey Fn Esc, for enable BIOS Recovery process when system is powered on during BIOS POST. To use this function, it is strongly recommended to have the AC adapter and Battery present. If this function is enabled, the...

Removing the Power Board

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 68. Remove the one screw A securing the power board to the middle cover. 4. Release the power board from the latches and remove it from the middle cover. 4. Release the power board from the latches and remove it from the middle cover.