Before You Begin

Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following 1. Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals. 2. Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system. Panel 3G Module Bluetooth 4 3 1 Base MB(Cardbus& Odd Cntr) BTCB(Speaker) 13 6 2 Base thermal Sim pcb(3G) Power pcb TPCB ODD(Bracket) 7 7 2 2 8 2 Wireless Modem 3G or Robson 2 2 2

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 1 to move the cursor. Press the left 2 and right 4 buttonslocated 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 function...

Removing 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. Press e 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 u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Info

Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. Enable disables the Bluetooth function. Enable disables the wireless function. Interfaces with infrared devices e.g., infrared printer and IR-aware computer . Accepts input from external microphones. Connects to audio line-out devices e.g., speakers, headphones .

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 Pin 1 19 to 20.5V Pin 2 0V, Ground 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 83. 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....

Setting a Password

Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password 1. Use the w andy keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears 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 because the characters do not appear on...

Chapter

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...

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,...

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 69 2. Visually check them...

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 69 Check the Battery Pack on page 69

Check the Battery Pack

To check the battery pack, do the following From Software 1. Check out the Power Management in control Panel 2. In Power Meter, confirm that if the parameters shown in the screen for Current Power Source and Total Battery Power Remaining are correct. 3. Repeat the steps 1 and 2, for both battery and adapter. 4. This helps you identify first the problem is on recharging or discharging. 2. Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery terminals 1 and 6 ground . 3. If the voltage...

Machine Disassembly and Replacement

This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer TravelMate 6293 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 screwdriver 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...

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...

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. Note lt Fn gt lt F11 gt only for certain models. Scroll Lock lt Fn gt lt F12 gt When Scroll...

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. Select Item F5 F6 Change Values Select Menu Enter Select Sub-Menu Use lt t gt or lt i gt to select a device, then press lt F6 gt to move it up the List, or lt F5 gt to move it down the list. Press lt Esc gt to escape the menu Select Item F5 F6 Change Values Select Menu Enter Select...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of TravelMate 6293. 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, your Acer...

Advanced

The Advanced screen allows the user to set the serial, infrared and parallel ports. Select I tem Hg F Change Values Setup defaults Select Menu Enter Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Displays the settings of the serial port Shows the settings of the parallel port

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.

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 Keyboard if contrast and brightness function key 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 correctly Reconnect the inverter board Inverter...

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...

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Supervisor Password Is User Password Is HDD Password Is Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Password on Boot Currernt TPM StateNote4 Change TPM State Note5 Esc Exit lt gt Select Menu Enter Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit 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...

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart

Flow Chart Lcm

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.

Hardware Specification and Configurations

Integrated 10 100 1000 BASE-T transceiver Integration Manual Globe Trotter Module GTM380 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and the 1900 MHz 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and the 1900 MHz Upgradeable to Bluetooth 1.2 when SIG specification is ratified HTS542512K9SA00 HTS542525K9SA00 HTS542516K9SA00 SEAGATE ST9120817AS ST9160827AS ST9250827AS Max. media transfer rate disk-buffer, Mbytes s Data transfer rate host buffer, Mbytes s TOSHIBA 8X TS-L632D PHILIPS 8X DS-8A1P HLDS 8X GSA-T20N Sustained Max...

Features

Acer Ezdock Connector

Below is a brief summary of the computer's many feature Genuine Windows Vista Business Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic Intel Centrino 2 processor technology, featuring Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processor Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 5300 Up to 2 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules 12.1 WXGA TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset 2.5 hard disk drive with enhanced Acer DASP...

BIOS update SOP

Flash Bios Acer 7520

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Travel Mate FRU List

ADAPTER 65W3PINS DELTA SADP-65KB DFA YELLOW 1.7X5.5X11 LF LEVEL4 ADAPTER 65W3PINS LITEON PA-1650-02AC 1.7X5.5X11 LF LEVEL4 ADAPTER 65W 3PINS HIPRO HP-0K065B13 1.7X5.5X11 LF LEVEL4 ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP-65KB BFJA LF LEVEL-4 FOR OBL ONLY BATTERY LI-ION 6CELL SANYO TM-2007A 3S2P 4400MAH BATTERY LI-ION 6CELL SONY TM-2007A 3S2P 4400MAH BATTERY LI-ION 6CELL PANASONIC TM-2007A 3S2P 4400MAH PSS BATTERY LI-ION 6CELL SIMPLO TM-2007A 3S2P 4400MAH PSS BATTERY LI-ION 9CELL SONY TM-2007A 3S3P 7200MAH...

Crisis disk executing

Press Esc Fn Power all together at once, system will power on for 1 second then release all key Fl Fl n M -- gt H Fl 2. When system power off, press Fn Esc and wait for system to power on again about 4 seconds . 2. When system power off, press Fn Esc and wait for system to power on again about 4 seconds . 3. Crisis disk executing, FDD should be reading for about 15 seconds. 4. System will power off on crisis disk executing completion.

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 HDD Password

Unlock6 Exe Bios

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 unlock6.EXE If you need to solve HDD password locked problem, you can run unlock6.EXE 1. Key in unlock6 error code 205

Crisis disk creation

Acer Wincris Exe Download

Download a new BIOS, rename the BIOS to BIOS.WPH. 3. Open the CRISDISK file, run the WINCRIS. 3. Open the CRISDISK file, run the WINCRIS. A this ill il the Ijit on the removable dufc -i-J To an m, tl k OK To juil, click CAHC EL r CiMtefllLLD S Crise Disk c Format ihe L gt t- Diihette 11. Wait for the system to create the disk. 12. Press WjE when it s completed. Crisis Recovery Diskette vss Successfully Created PLEASE REMOVE DISKETTE