Battery Status

Acer Travelmate 6460 Bios

For real-time battery life estimates based on current usage, refer to the panel on the upper half side of the window. For additional options, click Settings to Select what actions to be taken when the cover is closed or the power button is pressed. Set passwords for accessing the system after Hibernation or Stand-by. View information about Acer ePower Management.

Removing Main Board

Disconnect the right and the left speaker cables. 2. Release the DC-in board FFC latch then disconnect the DC-in board FFC. 3. Release the two screws fastening the main board. 4. Detach the main board from edge of the lower case carefully for not causing irreversible damage. Then remove the main board from the lower case as the arrow indicates. 5. Release the screw holding the DC-in board then detach the DC-in board from the lower case.

External Diskette Drive Check

Do the following procedures to isolate the possible effects from a controller, driver, or diskette. A writable, diagnostic diskette is required. Note Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached. Multiple labels may cause damage to the drive or make the drive fail. 1. Boot from the diagnostic diskette and start the diagnostic programs. 2. See if FDD test is passed as the programs run the FDD test. 3. Follow the instructions in the message window. If errors occur with...

Security

Acer DASP (Disk Anti-Shock Protection) Acer GraviSense and Acer Anti-Theft HDD protection technologies (for selected models) TravelMate TPM-based fingerprint solution (for selected models) TravelMate SmartCard solution (for selected models) TravelMate TPM (Trusted Platform Module) solution, Acer eDataSecurity Management support (for selected models) BIOS user, HDD and supervisor passwords

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 are typed in uppercase. When Num Lock is on, the right hand side numeric keypad is in numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the arithmetic operators +, -, *, and ). When Num Lock is off, the keys assume cursor and other shortcut functions. Scroll Lock < Fn> + < F12> When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or...

Check the Power Adaptor

Unplug the power adaptor cable from the computer and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power adaptor cable. See the illustration and follow the procedures below. pin 1 +19V to +20.5V pin 2 0V, ground 1. If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adaptor. 2. If the voltage is within the range (2) If the problem is still not resolved, see Undetermined Problems. (3) If the voltage is not correct, go to the next step. Note An audible noise from the power adaptor does not always...

Before You Begin

Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, you have to make sure that The system and all peripherals are powered off. The AC adaptor and all power and signal cables from the system are unplugged. The battery pack is removed. Note There are several types of screws used to secure the main unit. The screws vary in length. Please refer to the screws table after the flowchart. Group the same type of screws together during service disassembling. Please also remember the screw location for each...

Empowering Technology Password

Before using Acer eLock Management and Acer eRecovery Management, You must initialize the Empowering Technology password. Right click on the Empowering Technology toolbar and select Password Setup to do so. If you do not initialize the Empowering Technology password, you will be prompted to do so when running Acer eLock Management or Acer eRecovery Management for the first time. Note If you lose your password, there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your notebook or taking your...

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...

Using the Face Tracking Feature

Click the left icon down arrow button, then select Single User or Multiple Users from the pop-up menu. For multiple users, the face tracking feature automatically centers all the users' face in the capture window, otherwise the utility centers the face of the user closest to the camera. 2. Click the right icon to zoom in out or reset the current view. 3. Click VisageON to display a menu that allows to change the configuration of the camera, face tracking and video effects settings.

Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

Note This feature is only available on certain models. ntEngS the dual monitor feature of the notebook, first ensmg) at 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 settings and click OK to complete the process. Themes Desktop Screen Saver Appearance Settings Drag the monitor icons to match the physical arrangement of your monitors. Themes Desktop Screen Saver Appearance Settings...

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. Before using this information...

Easylaunch Buttons

There are several conveniently located easy-launch buttons. They are one userfBoSnJammable button, web browser button, m ffl S l i R nOjO Ongpa 1 ey Q. Press S to run the Acer Empowering Technology. Although the mail and web browser buttons are pre-set to E-mail and Internet programs, they can be redefined by users. To set the web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. E-mail application (user-programmable) Internet browser (user-programmable)

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check

Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is under test. If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected error appears, make sure that the flexible cable extending from the internal keyboard is correctly connected on the system board. If the keyboard is correctly connected, run the Keyboard test. If errors occur, do the following procedures in sequence to correct the problems. Do not replace a non-defective FRU. 1. Reconnect the keyboard cable. The following auxiliary input...

Windows keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Press alone. This key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button. ItPaunfflSSREi rt menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of functions + < Tab> Activates the next Taskbar button. + < E> Opens the My Computer window. + < F1> Opens Help and Support. + < g> oHBHMBf ind (All Files dialog box). + < gglffln> B8he fflBMBq box. 1 1 + < M> Minimizes all windows. <...

Info

Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor. Press the left (1) and right (4) buttons 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 the cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications. Tap twice (at the same speed as...

External Cdrom Drive Check

Do the following procedures to isolate the possible effects from a controller, driver, or CD-ROM. Note Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached. The label may cause damage to the drive or make the drive fail. 1. Boot from the diagnostic diskette and start the diagnostic programs. 2. See if CD-ROM test is passed when the programs run the CD-ROM test. 3. Follow the instructions in the message window. If errors occur, reconnect the connector on the system board. If the errors...

Closed Front View

Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. Enables disables the Bluetooth communication. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. m ireless H 1 communication button indicator On ables disables the wireless function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer and IR-aware computer). (for selected models) EjREpts input from external microphones. Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio...

Acer ePresentation Management

Acer ePresentation Management lets you project your computer's display to an external device or projector using the hotkey < Fn> + < F5> . 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. Note If...

How do I check for viruses

A Full System Scan scans all files on yaolgaBljnBBClflSrforiTi a system scan 1. Start NortofflBaSJvirus Double click on the Norton AntiVirus Icon oP 0H amSop or click on the Start menu in the Windows task bar, highlight Programs, and select Norton Antivirus. 2. In the Norton Antivirus main window, click Scans. 3. In the Scans panel, click Run Full System Scan. 4. When the scan is complete, a scan summary appears. Click Finished. You can schedule customized virus scans that tun unattended on...

Resolution

To change the capture resolution, click the displayed resolution at the bottom right corner of the capture window, then select the desired resolution. Note Setting the camera resolution to 640 x 480 or larger does not change the capture window size. Click Options to display the Window, Preview, and Folder tabs. Use the options to change the capture window size, preview settings, and the folder for captured photos or videos.

Power Related Symptoms

Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See Power System Check. Battery pack Power adapter Hard drive & battery connection board System board Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See Power System Check. Battery pack Power adapter Hard drive & battery connection board System board Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See Power System Check. Hold and press the power switch for more than 4 seconds. System board

Camera Settings Basic Settings

Acer Aspire 5570 Brightness Increase

Click the Camera Settings icon on the bottom right corner of the capture display, then select Camera Settings from the pop-up menu. You can adjust the Video, Audio, and Zoom Face tracking options from this window. From the Camera Settings window, click the Driver Settings button. The Properties window will appear. Device Settings allows you to change the camera brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, sharpness, etc. Advanced Settings allows you to achieve gain control, implement image mirror,...

Bios

Suspend to RAM S3 Disk S4 Various hot keys for system control Support boot option HDD Removable device media bay device all USB ports Support protocols SMBIOS 2.4, PCI 2.2, WFM 2.0 ACPI 2.0 compliance with Speedstep, C1, C2, C3, C4 and S3, S4 support for mobile CPU DMI utility for BIOS serial number configurable asset tag Wake on LAN from S4 and S5 in AC mode Internal and external keyboard work simultaneously plug USB keyboard to the USB port directly support

LCDRelated Symptoms

LCD is too dark. LCD brightness cannot be adjusted. Enter BIOS Utility to execute Load Setup Default Keyboard if contrast and brightness function key do not 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 cable LCD

Removing Touch Pad Board

Release the FFC latches then disconnect the following FFCs in sequence as shown 1 click button board to touch pad board FFC 2 stick point board to main board FFC 3 click button board to stick point board FFC 4 the other end of click button board to stick point board FFC. 2. Release the eight screws holding the touch pad board bracket then remove the touch pad board bracket. 4. Remove the stick point board. 5. Release the two screws holding the click button board then remove the click button...

Hotkeys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to aBSSXost of t B ffl Hfflfflols like screen brightness, volume output and the BIOS utility. To activate hotkeys, press and hold the lt Fn gt key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Launches the Acer ePower Managementin Acer EmpopageSe ology. Switches the display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns off the display screen backlight to save power. Press any key to return. Turns the...

Acer ePerformance Management

Eperformance Management

Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of the Acer notebook. It provides an express optimization method to release unused memory and disk space quickly. The user can also enable advanced options for full control over the following options Disk optimization removes unneeded items and files. Speed optimization improves the usability and performance of the Windows XP system. Memory optimization releases unused memory and check usage.

Acer eNet Management

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 notebook, 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...

IO Interface

Acer ezDock II and ezDock II connector ExpressCard 34 slot for selected models TravelMate fingerprint reader for selected models 5-in-1 card reader SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD for selected models DVI-D port for selected models IEEE 1394 port for selected models Fast Infrared FIR port for selected models External display VGA port S-video TV-out NTSC PAL port for selected models Headphones speaker line-out jack

Optical Disk Drive Combo X

IDE ATAPI interface compliant to ATA ATAPI-5 ATAPI interface PIO mode, DMA mode, Ultra DMA mode DVD read DVD 5, 9, 10, 18, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-R 4.7GB, DVD-R 3.95GB, DVD-RW, DVD R, DVD RW, Multi-Border DVD-R DVD-RW, Multi-Session DVD R, DVD RW, DVD-RAM CD read CD-DA, CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM XA Mode-2 Form-1 and Mode-2 Form-2, CD-i ready, Video-CD MPEG-1 , Karaoke CD, Super Video CD, Photo-CD, Enhanced CD, CD Plus, CD Extra, i-tax CD, CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW CD write CD-DA, CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM...

Removing RAM Modules and Mini PCI Card

Removing Ram

Release the two screws holding the RAM modules and mini PCI card cover then remove the cover. 2. Disconnect the wireless LAN antennae. Release the two screws holding the mini PCI card then detach the mini PCI card as the arrow indicates. 3. Press the RAM module locks at the same time as the arrows indicate. The RAM module will pop up then detach the RAM module. Repeat this step to detach another RAM module.

Undetermined Problems

The diagnostic problems does not identify which devices fail, which devices are incorrectly installed, whether a short circuit happens, or whether the system is inoperative. Note Verify if all devices attached are supported by the computer. Note Verify if the power supply used at the time of failure is operating correctly. You can refer to Power System Check. Follow the procedures below to isolate the failing FRU. Do not isolate non-defective FRU. 2. Visually check the devices. If any problems...

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 problems, follow the procedures below 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...

Acer eRecovery Management

Acer Erecovery

Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer. The Acer eRecovery Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on the system's HDD. Be default, user-created backups are stored on D drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides Recovery of applications and drives Backup to HDD set recovery point Recovery from a hidden partition factory defaults Recovery from the HDD most recent user-defined recovery point Note If the computer...

Acer Empowering Technology

Acer Empowering Technology

Acer's innovative Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy to have access to the frequently used functions and manage the notebook. Displayed by default in the upper-right corner of the screen, it features the following handy utilities Acer eNet Management hooks up to location-based networks intelligently. Acer ePower Management extends battery power via versatile usage profiles. Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts dispaly settings conveniently. Acer TPM-based...

Display and Graphics

15.4 WSXGA high-brightness TFT LCD, 1680 x 1050 pixel resolution, 16 ms response time, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista 15.4 WXGA high-brightness TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, 16 ms response time, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista 15 SXGA high-brightness TFT LCD, 1400 x 1050 pixel resolution 15 XGA high-brightness TFT LCD, 1024 x 768 pixel resolution ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 with up to 512MB HyperMemory 128MB of dedicated...

Charging Current 3.2a

Typical white luminance cd m2 also called brightness Normal input voltage of power supply Typical white luminance cd m2 also called brightness Normal input voltage of power supply Typical white luminance cd m2 also called brightness Normal input voltage of power supply SONY LIP8216IVPC PACK 4800 mAh 8 CELL SONY LIP6219IVPC PACK 4000mAh 6 CELL Rated charge voltage 16.8V Discharge cutoff voltage 12.0V Rated charge current 3.84A Discharge loading 10W 78W Max. discharge current 6.5A Discharge cell...

Removing Keyboard

Remove Keyboard Acer 5738zg

Release the four screws holding the middle cover, two on the rear side and the other two on the bottom side. 2. Then detach the middle cover. 3. Release the two screws fastening the keyboard plate. 4. Detach the keyboard plate slightly then have it reversed as shown. 5. Slightly release the keyboard plate FFC latch with the nail then disconnect that FFC. 6. Slightly release the point device FFC latch then disconnect that FFC. Keep in mind that these two latches are fragile. 7. Then remove...

Acer TPMBased eData Security Management

Acer TPM-based eDataSecurity Management is a handy file encryption utility that protects the 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 Messenger and Microsoft Outlook. The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a supervisor password and default encryption. This encryption will be used to...

Acer Orbi Cam

Acer Orbicam Travelmate 6460

The Acer OrbiCam is a 1.3 megapixel CMOS camera appropriately mounted on 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 you transmit the best video conference quality over an instant messenger service.

Boot Priority Acer Aspire

Aspire 5220 Boot Priority Order

This menu allows the users to decide the order of bootable devices to load the operating system. It identifies all the bootable devices in the system and attempts to boot them in the order specified. Bootable devices include the diskette drive in module bay, the hard disk and the CD-ROM DVD drive in module bay and onboard LAN device. Keys used to view or configure devices Up and Down arrows select a device. lt gt and lt - gt move the device up or down. lt f gt and lt r gt specifies the device...

North Bridge

667 533MHz Front Side Bus Intel Core Duo and Intel Core Solo processors with up to 25 faster data transfer rate compared to the previous generation bus speed Two SODIMMs up to 4GB max. system memory Memory Type DDR2 667 553MHz Memory Channels dual single channel Integrated Graphics Intel GMA 950 for 945GM only PCI Express x16 Interface delivers greater than 3.5 times the bandwidth over the traditional AGP interface and supports the latest high performance graphics cards. Integrated TV out for...

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart

Disassembly Procedure

The flowchart gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly and reassembly and instructs you how to remove the components. SCREW-I250100M 4.5DX0.8T -BK-PATCH SCREW, I, M2.5, 3.0mm, M, 4.5mm, 0.8mm, BNI, PAT SCREW, I, M2.5, 5mm, M, 0.45mm, 0.8mm, BNI, PATC SCREW-WI30030M 5.0Dx1.5T -NI-HARDEN

Optical Disk Drive DVD Super Multi X

8X Super Multi DL PHILIPS SDVD-8821 IDE ATAPI interface compliant to ATA ATAPI-5 ATAPI interface PIO mode, DMA mode, Ultra DMA mode IDE ATAPI interface compliant to ATA ATAPI-5 DVD 5 9 10 18 G DVD-Single Dual read only , 4.7GB DVD R read amp write , 4.7GB DVD-R read amp write , 4.7GB DVD RW read amp write , 4.7GB DVD-RW read amp write , DVD R dual read amp write , DVD-R dual read amp write , DVDRAM read amp write , 80mm DVD CD 650MB CD-ROM read only , 80 mm CD, 800 700 650 CD-R read amp write ,...

Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes

Initialize cache to initial POST values. Initialize cache to initial POST values. Make sure all the cards are securely inserted into the system. Make sure that there are no physical problems with the main board or internal connections. Disable all shadowing of expansion adapter ROMs and see if that fixes the problem. Remove all unnecessary expansion cards basically, everything but the video card and see if the problem goes away. If it does, the problem is probably one of the expansion cards you...

Environment

Acer 7535g Spdif

Non-operating -20 oC to 65 oC Humidity non-condensing Warning For safety reasons, do not use non-compliant parts when you add or change components. System Charger amp DC DC System power 1.3 megapixel web camera for video communication. for selected models Also called Liquid-Crystal Display LCD , displays computer output. Serves to enter data into the computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse when used together with the click buttons. Internal microphone...

BIOS Setup Utility

How Enable D2d Bios

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 . The...

Power Management Related Symptoms

The system will not enter hibernation. Keyboard if control is from the keyboard Hard disk drive System board The system does not enter hibernation mode and four short beeps every minute. Press Fn F4 and see if the computer enters Hard disk connection board Hard disk drive System board The system does not enter standby mode after closing the LCD. The system does not resume from hibernation mode. Hard disk connection board Hard disk drive System board The system does not resume from standby mode...

Peripheral Related Symptoms

System configuration does not match the installed devices. Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute Load Default Reconnect hard disk CD-ROM diskette drives. External display does not work correctly. Press Fn F5, LCD CRT Both display switching System board Ensure the Parallel Port in the Onboard Devices Configuration of BIOS Setup Utility is set to Enabled. Serial or parallel port device problems. Ensure the Serial Port in the Devices Configuration of BIOS Setup Utility is set to Enabled.

General Information

This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the Aspire 6460 6410 for maintenance and troubleshooting. To disassemble the notebook, you need the tools below Wrist ground 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. When you remove the stripe cover, please be...

Error Message List

Run Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. see Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check. see Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check. see Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check. Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run Setup Run Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. System battery is dead -Replace and run Setup Replace RTC battery and Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot system. System CMOS checksum bad -Default...

Error Code List

Equipment Configuration Error Causes CPU BIOS Update Code Mismatch 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 Battery critical low In this situation BIOS will issue four short beeps then shut down system, no message will be shown. Thermal critical high In this situation BIOS will shut down the system, no message will be shown.

Hard Disk Drive

Formatted Gbytes 512 bytes sector 160 120 100 80 60 Physical read write head 4 4 4 3 2 Spindle Speed RPM 5400 5400 5400 5400 5400 I O data transfer rate Mbytes sec. max. 150 150 150 150 150 Internal transfer rate Mbytes sec. max. 57.6 57.6 57.6 57.6 57.6 SATA 1.0, SATA II, PIO modes 0-4, Multiword DMA modes 0-2, Ultra DMA modes 0-6 Bytes per sector 1024 1024 1024 1024 1024 Formatted Gbytes 512 bytes sector 120 100 80 Spindle Speed RPM 5400 5400 5400 Internal transfer rate Mbits sec. max. 244.7...