Removing the LCD Panel

Locate and remove the six screws as shown. 2. Locate the three panel connectors as shown. Disconnect the cables as shown. 2. Locate the three panel connectors as shown. Disconnect the cables as shown. 3. Hold down the WebCam Module and remove the LCD panel by lifting the hinge as shown. 4. Locate and remove the Inverter Board screw as 5. Grip the Inverter Board and lift upward to remove. shown. 6. Grip the WebCam Module and lift upward to remove. 7. Turn the LCD panel over to expose the rear....

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 function + < Tab> Activates next taskbar button. + < E> Opens the My Computer window + < F1> Opens Help and Support. + < F> Opens the Find All Files dialog box. + < R> Opens the Run dialog box. < Shift> + + < M> Undoes the minimize...

Info

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 the 4-way scroll (3) button to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications. Tap twice...

Replacing the LCD Panel

Align the LCD brackets with the four screw holes (two on each side) on the LCD Panel as shown. 1. Align the LCD brackets with the four screw holes (two on each side) on the LCD Panel as shown. 2. Secure the LCD brackets to the LCD panel. 3. Turn the panel over. Insert the cable into the cable connector on the LCD Panel as shown. 3. Turn the panel over. Insert the cable into the cable connector on the LCD Panel as shown. 4. Align the LCD Panel cable as shown and press down to engage the adhesive...

Replacing the Heatsink and Fan Module

Place the Fan Module in the mounting as shown. 2. Connect the Fan Module cable as shown. 1. Place the Fan Module in the mounting as shown. 2. Connect the Fan Module cable as shown. 4. Align the Heatsink Securing Bracket correctly and fix in place using the two screws provided. 4. Align the Heatsink Securing Bracket correctly and fix in place using the two screws provided. 5. Turn the Mainboard over and secure the two screws as shown.

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Mobile Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor Package Micro-FCPBA 478-pin Features Dual core processor for mobile with enhanced performance Support Intel Architecture with Intel Wide Dynamic Execution Support L1 Cache to Cache (C2C) transfer On-die, primary 32-KB instruction cache and 32-KB write-back data cache in each core On-die, up to 4-MB second level shared cache with Advanced Transfer Cache Architecture Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE2), Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE3) and Core New...

Removing the CTO Cover

Locate and loosen the seven screws as shown. 2. Lift the CTO cover using the indented top edge Note It is not necessary to remove the screws 3. Lift to 45 angle and remove from chassis. from the CTO Cover. 1. Push and hold the ODD latch as shown. 2. Remove ODD. 1. Push and hold the ODD latch as shown. 2. Remove ODD.

Setting a Password

Perform the following steps to set the supervisor, user, or HDD password. Note The following example uses the Supervisor Password screens. The User and HDD Password screens are identical. 1. Use the and keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears Set Supervisor Password Enter New Password i Confirm New Password 2. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. The password length can not exceeds 8 alphanumeric...

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options Info., Main, System Devices, Security, Boot, and Exit. Follow these instructions q To choose a menu, use the cursor left right keys (zx). q To choose a parameter, use the cursor up down keys (wy). q To change the value of a parameter, press p or q. q A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press e to expand this item. q Press A while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu. q In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing t. You can...

Replacing the Mainboard

CAUTION Ensure that the VGA Port Cover is open before beginning. Failure to do so may result in damage to the Mainboard. 1. Ensure that the Mainboard is face up (the Fan Module and CPU are not visible). Place the Mainboard in the chassis and press down to install. Note If any resistance is met while installing the mainboard, ease the computer case outward to clear the obstruction. 2. Close the VGA Port and connect the two speaker cables to the Mainboard as shown. 3. Secure the Mainboard to the...

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. When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or down...

Hot Keys

Acer Aspire Hotkeys

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 the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager. Launches the Acer ePowerManagement in Acer Empowering Technology. See Acer Empowering Technology on page 19. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected...

Replacing the Antenna Cables

Travelmate 6492 Disassemble

Place the three cables from the LCM Module in the wiring conduit and secure in place using the cable pins on the chassis. Using tweezers, secure the remaining gray cable with the connector to the port on the Mainboard. Using tweezers, secure the remaining gray cable with the connector to the port on the Mainboard. 1. Place the Switch Board in the mounting as shown. 1. Place the Switch Board in the mounting as shown. 2. Insert the cable into the port and secure the locking latch using fine...

Removing the Mainboard

Heatsink Aspire 5738zg

Locate the two screws red markers and two connectors yellow markers as shown. 2. Remove the screws and disconnect the connectors using tweezers as shown. 3. Open the VGA Port cover as shown. 4. Grip the mainboard from the rear and lift up. CAUTION If the VGA Port cover is left closed, Note If any resistance is met while removing the damage to the mainboard may result. mainboard, ease the computer case outward to 5. Lift the mainboard clear of the chassis. 1. Locate and remove the two screws...

Removing the Antenna Cables

Acer 4935 Remove

Remove the Antenna Cables from the three securing pins as shown. 2. Turn the computer over. Locate the socket as indicated. 2. Turn the computer over. Locate the socket as indicated. 4. Pull the black MIC cable through the mainboard. 5. Pull the white and gray cables through the 4. Pull the black MIC cable through the mainboard. 5. Pull the white and gray cables through the Note This cable is not attached to the LCM Module. Move the cable out of the work area to avoid...

Rear view

Acer Nav50 Rear Based View

Connect to USB 2.0 devices e.g., USB mouse, USB camera . Connects to a display device e.g., external monitor, LCD projector . Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Lock or unlock the Acer MediaBay device. Houses the computer's hard disk secured with screws The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed up. Indicates when the hard disc or optical drive is active. Indicates the status of...

Acer 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 q Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms. q Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media. q Acer ePerformance Management improves system performance by optimizing disk space, memory and registry settings. q Acer eRecovery Management backs up recovers...

Removing the Memory Modules

Push the two release levers on the upper module outward as shown. Note The memory module lifts upward during release. 3. Push the two release levers on the lower module outward as shown. 2. Pull upper memory module away from the socket. Note Use two hand to remove the module by gripping the top edge as shown. 4. Pull the lower memory module away from the socket. Note Fine tweezers are required for this procedure. 1. Locate the three antenna wires colored white, gray, and black on the...

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 99. 2. Visually check them...

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...

General Information

This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for maintenance To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools q Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge q Small Philips screw driver q Philips screwdriver q Plastic flat head screw driver q Tweezers Note The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the screws with the corresponding components to avoid...

Main

The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup parameters. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters. Note The screen below is for reference only. Actual values may differ. Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Sets the system time. The hours are displayed with 24-hour format...

Acer eLock Management

Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock up your removable data, optical and floppy drives to ensure that data can't be stolen while your notebook is unattended. q 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. q Optical drive devices - includes any kind of CD-ROM or...

LCM Module Disassembly Procedure Removing the LCM Bezel

CAUTION When using tools, be careful not to scratch the computer casing. 1. Locate and remove the four mylar small red markers and two rubber large red markers screw covers as shown. Remove the six bezel securing screws. Note Do not discard the screw covers they are reusable. 2. Loosen the bezel by lifting all the edges upward as shown. 3. Push in the cover locks to allow the bezel to pass 4. Remove the bezel from the LCM Module. freely over them.

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 proces s. Themes Desktop Screen Saver rfipearance Settings Drag the...

Front View

Acer Travelmate 6492 Crystal Eye

Web camera for video communication for selected models . Also called Liquid-Crystal Display LCD , displays computer output. For entering data into your computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse when used together with the click buttons. Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader The center button serves as Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function. for selected models . Touch-sensitive pointing device which...

Password Conventions

All the passwords must obey the following rules q All the passwords can be set cleared in BIOS Setup Security screen. q The password entry consists up to 8 alphanumeric characters. At least 1 character must be assigned in this field. The valid keys are listed in the table below Alphabet A through Z Not Case Sensitive q The maximum cycles to retry password is limited to 3. q User cannot change remove password during resuming from S4. q Finger print support 10 fingers - Upack Authentec modules.

Information

Note The following system information is subject change between models and is for reference only. Phoenix TrustedCore Setup Utility Information IDE0 Model Name IDE0 Serial Number IDE1 Model Name IDE1 Serial Number Intel Raid0 TSST CorpCD MK3018GAP- PM Y2554027T ATAPI Model Name System BIOS Version VGA BIOS Version Serial Number Asset Tag Number Product Name Manufacturer Name UUID XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX TravelMate XXXX Acer Inc. XXXXXXXXXX Move Enter Select F1 General Help F5 - PU PD Value F10...

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 ....

Replacing the LCM Bezel

Travelmate 6492 Repair Bios

Locate the bezel correctly and press down the edges until there are no gaps between the bezel and the LCM Module, 1. Locate the bezel correctly and press down the edges until there are no gaps between the bezel and the LCM Module, 2. Secure the six screws provided and replace the mylar small red markers and rubber screw caps large red markers . 2. Secure the six screws provided and replace the mylar small red markers and rubber screw caps large red markers .

Acer eRecovery Management

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 q Password protection. q Recovery of applications and drivers. q Image data backup Back up to HDD set recovery point . Recover from a hidden partition factory defaults . Recover from the...

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...

Pc97551 Phoenix

CLK Gen., A06402, Athlon64, SB485, DDR2 SO-DIMM, LCD, PCMCIA, MINI-PCI, CODEC, PC97551 SB460, CRT, LCD, PCMCIA, MINI-PCI, AUDIO, HDD, ODD, FAN, TP, 1. VL 5VPCU 3VPCU These power planes will always be turned on unless the AC adapter and battery pack is removed from the system. 5VPCU is the power source of 5V and 5V_S5 and 3VPCU is the power source of 3V, 3VSUS and 3V_S5. 2. VCCRTC This power plane will always be turned on even when the AC adapter and battery pack...

Advanced

The Advanced screen displays advanced settings in BIOS. Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced ASF Configuration Minimum Watchdog Timeout BIOS Boot Timeout OS Boot Timeout Power-on wait Time U Move Enter Select - PU PD Value F10 Save and Exit ESC Exit F1 General Help F5 Previous Values F7 Optimized Defaults The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Displays the setting of the serial port...

Acer eData Security Management

Acer eDataSecurity Management is handy file 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 and easy data encryption decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for MSN Messenger and Microsoft Outlook. There are two passwords that can be used to encrypt decrypt a file the supervisor password and the file-specific password. The supervisor password is a master...

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Security Supervisor Password Is User Password Is Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Set HDD Password Password on Boot Current TPM State Change TPM State H lt Move Enter Select F1 General Help F5 - PU PD Value F10 Save and Exit ESC Exit Previous Values F7 Optimized Defaults The table below describes the parameters in this screen....

Removing a Password

Use the and keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter. 3. Press Enter 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, save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. 1. Use the and keys to highlight...

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...