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. Launch Acer Empowering Technology. (user-programmable) Internet browser (user-Programmable) Email application (user-Programmable)...

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.

Replacing the Upper Cover

Replace the Upper Cover as shown, front edge 2. Rotate the cover downward and press around the first. edges, taking care not to force the cover closed. 3. Replace the single securing screw. 4. Connect the four cables on the mainboard as shown. 5. Turn the computer over. Replace the sixteen screws on the bottom panel.

Setting a Password

Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password 1. Use the t and i 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 Confirm New Password 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...

Closed Front View

Indicates the status of 3G communication (only for certain models). Enables disables the Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Enables disables the wireless function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro (MS PRO), and xDPicture Card. Note Push to remove install the card. Only one card can operate at any given time. Accepts inputs...

Replacing the Speaker Modules

Replace the left and right Speaker modules in the Upper Case. Lift the mylar covering and slide the speaker cable 3. Replace the mylar and ensure the speaker cable is underneath into the cable channel. positioned as shown. IMPORTANT The Touch Pad cannot be removed individually. To replace the Touch Pad, replace the entire Upper Cover. 1. Insert the bracket into the upper cover, top edge 2. Rotate the bracket down into the upper cover as first, to engage the securing clip. shown, ensuring that...

Communication

Acer Video Conference, featuring Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam Optional Acer Bluetooth VoIP phone WLAN Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 5300* WiFIi WiMAX Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5150 5350 NOTE Subject to availability. LAN Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready WWAN UMTS HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) (3.5G) at 2100 MHz and quad-band GSM GPRS EDGE (850 900 1800 1900 MHz*

Windows Keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. 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>...

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...

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.

Right View

Internal optical drive accepts CDs or DVDs. Lights up when the optical drive is active. Ejects the optical disk from the drive. Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. Note Insert a paper clip into the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is off. Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g. USB mouse, USB camera). Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.

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 Bio-Protection 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...

Front View

Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output. Three productivity keys give users one-touch access to protection and manageability features for a more secure, smarter and easier way to work. For entering data into your computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse when used together with the click buttons. Function like the left and right mouse buttons when used together with the center-keyboard FineTrack. Comfortable support area for your...

Rear View

Connects to an Ethernet 10 100 1000-based network. Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g. USB mouse, USB camera). Acer DASP (Disk Anti-Shock Protection) Protects the hard disk drive from shocks and bumps (only for certain models). Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws). Lock or unlock Acer MediaBay device. Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Note Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan.

Dimensions and Weight

338 (W) x 245 (D) x 33.6 39.5 (H) mm (13.3 x 9.65 x 1.32 1.55 inches) 2.67 kg (5.89 lbs.) with 9-cell battery pack, Acer MediaBay 6-cell 2nd battery pack and 3G 2.56 kg (5.64 lbs.) with 9-cell battery pack, optical drive and 3G 2.51 kg (5.53 lbs.) with 6-cell battery pack, Acer MediaBay 6-cell 2nd battery pack and 3G 2.4 kg (5.29 lbs.) with 6-cell battery pack, optical drive and 3G

Replacing the USB Board

Laptop Mainboard Modemkarte

Place the USB Board in the chassis as shown. 2. Replace the two securing screws. 1. Place the mainboard into the chassis, front edge first, ensuring that the I O ports pass through the casing. 2. Pull out the left side of the casing to accommodate 3. Reconnect the mainboard and USB Board by the left I O ports as shown. pinching them together in the area shown. 4. Replace the single securing screw. NOTE Make sure the I O ports are positioned correctly through the lower cover, and the screw...

Select one string from the list

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Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Mobile Montevina Centrino PDC Celeron FCPGA, Socket M, 6M L2, FSB 800 1066MHz Throttling 50 On 100 C OFF 85 C EC shut down DTS at 105 C EC shut down diode at 105 C Suspend to RAM S3 Disk S4 Various hot-keys for system control Support SMBIOS 2.3, PCI2.2. ACPI 2.0 compliance with Intel SpeedStep Support C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 and S3, S4 for mobile CPU DMI utility for BIOS serial number configurable asset tag Support INTEL IAMT4.0 amp TXT amp PXE amp VPro Wake on LAN form S4 in AC mode NOTE...

Replacing the eKey Board

Travelmate 4230 Interface

Place the eKey Board in the chassis as shown. 2. Press down on the FFC to attach the adhesive 1. Turn the keyboard over and place it on the chassis. 2. Reconnect the Keyboard FFC and close the Reconnect the Fine Track FFC and close the locking latch. 3. Turn the Keyboard over and place it in the chassis as shown. Push down in the areas indicated to locate the keyboard correctly. 4. Replace the two securing screws. 5. Turn the computer over and replace the single IMPORTANT The LCD module must...

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 ....

Replacing the CPU

Place the CPU Fan on the mainboard as shown. 2. Replace the three securing screws as shown. 3. Reconnect the CPU Fan cable as shown. 1. Align and place the Thermal Module on the 2. Replace the four securing screws in numerical mainboard as shown. order from screw 1 to screw 4 in the Thermal

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of TravelMate 6493. 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...

Or selects field

NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Sets the system time. The hours are displayed with 24hour format. Format HH MM SS hour minute second This field reports the memory size of the system. Memory size is fixed to 632 KB. Shows the Extended memory size. Extended Memory size is fixed to 3965 MB Shows the DVMT Pre-Allocated memory size. Select whether to display the logo screen during boot....

Power On Issue

If the system doesn't power on, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs If the system powers off at intervals, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Check the power cable is properly connected to the computer and the electrical outlet. 2. Remove any extension cables between the computer and the outlet. 3. Remove any surge protectors between the computer and the electrical outlet. Plug the computer...

Replacing the LCD Panel

Align the LCD brackets with the eight screw holes four on each side on the LCD Panel as shown. 1. Align the LCD brackets with the eight screw holes four 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 LCD Panel cable into the LCD Panel as shown. Secure the cable by pressing down on the securing strip. 4. Replace the camera cable and press down to engage the adhesive strip. 4. Replace the camera cable and press down to...

LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart

See Removing the LCD Module on page 75. 2. Remove the two upper and two lower bezel screw caps. Remove the four securing screws from the LCD module. 2. Remove the two upper and two lower bezel screw caps. Remove the four securing screws from the LCD module. 3. Lift up the bezel, left side first as shown followed by the bottom and right sides respectively. 3. Lift up the bezel, left side first as shown followed by the bottom and right sides respectively. CAUTION The LCD...

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Disc Drive Acer

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 50. 2. Remove the HDD cover, See Removing the Lower Covers on page 53. 3. Use the mylar tab to slide and lift up the hard disk drive module to remove. NOTE To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it. 4. Remove the HDD holder by easing the sides outward to clear the carrier. 5. Remove the four screws securing the hard disk to the carrier. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 50. 2. Remove the Memory...

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...

Internal Speaker Failure

If the internal Speakers fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs 2. Navigate to Starts Control Panels System and Maintenance System Device Manager. Check the Device Manager to determine that The device is properly installed. There are no red Xs or yellow exclamation marks. There are no device conflicts. No hardware is listed under Other Devices. 3. Roll back the audio driver to the previous version, if updated recently. 4....

Common Problems

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...

Removing the New Card Dummy card

Dummy Card

Push the NewCard eject button to eject it, then push it all the way in to eject the NewCard dummy. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 50. 2. See Removing the SD dummy card on page 51. 3. See Removing the NewCard Dummy card on page 52. 4. Loosen the five captive screws in the Memory, HDD, and 3G bays as shown. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 50. 2. Remove the Memory Module cover See Removing the Lower Covers on page 53. 3. Push out the release latches on both sides of the DIMM...

Random Loss of BIOS Settings

If the computer is experiencing intermittent loss of BIOS information, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. If the computer is more than one year old, replace the CMOS battery. 2. Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free. 3. If the computer is experiencing HDD or ODD BIOS information loss, disconnect and reconnect the power and data cables between devices. If the BIOS settings are still lost, replace the cables....

Boot

Phoenix Securecore Setup

This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the USB diskette drives, the onboard hard disk drive and the DVD drive in the module bay. Information Main Advanced Intel Security Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Intel Security 2 IDE 1 Optiarc DVD RW AD-7560S- PM 3 USB FDD 4 PCI LAN IBA GE Slot 00C8 v1300 5 USB HDD 6 USB KEY 7 USB CD DVD ROM Use lt t gt or to select a device, then press lt F6 gt to...

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. H fre jjfjf rilifi llj'w tfjno 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 lt Fn gt lt F12 gt When Scroll Lock is on, the...

Information

The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility Intel R Core TM 2 Duo CPU T9400 2.53GHz F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Enter Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit NOTE The system information is subject to different models. 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...

HDD Not Operating Correctly

If the HDD does not operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Disconnect all external devices. 2. Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free. 3. Run the Windows Vista Startup Repair Utility a. insert the Windows Vista Operating System DVD in the ODD and restart the computer. b. When prompted, press any key to start to the operating system DVD. c. The Install Windows screen displays. Click Next. d....

Touchpad Basics with fingerprint reader

Acer Fingerprint Reader Repair

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 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 function...

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.

Mch Control Mda Support

The Intel screen is used to access the Intel specific BIOS options. Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility Video Intel IGD Control Sub-Menu ESC Exit lt gt Select Menu Ent The table below describes the items, menus, and submenus in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Intel R Virtualization Technology Enter the Video Intel IGD Control Sub-Menu. IGD - LCD Control Sub-Menu IGD - TV Control Sub-Menu Integrated Device...

Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart

Disassembly Touchpad Socket

CAUTION Using tools to remove the Switch Cover may cause damage to the outer casing. It is recommended that only fingers are used to remove the Switch Cover. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 50. 2. Locate and remove the two securing screws as shown. 3. Turn the computer over and open the LCD module fully to expose the Switch Cover. 3. Turn the computer over and open the LCD module fully to expose the Switch Cover. IMPORTANT The LCD module must be fully open in the horizontal position to...

Travel Mate FRU List

ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP-65KB DFA ADAPTER 65W 3PIN LITEON PA-1650-02AC ADAPTER 65W 3PIN HIPRO AC-0K065B13 LF BATTERY LI-ION 6CELLS 4.4KAH SANYO 3S2P BATTERY LI-ION 6CELLS 4.4KAH SONY 3S2P BATTERY LI-ION 6CELLS 4.4KAH SIMPLO 3S2P BATTERY LI-ION 6CELLS 4.4KAH PANASONIC 3S2P BATTERY LI-ION 9CELLS 7.2KAH SONY 3S3P BATTERY LI-ION 9CELLS 7.2KAH SIMPLO 3S3P MODEM BOARD LITEON 1.5_3.3V AUS RD02-D330 MINI CARD WLAN AGN 1x2 512AN MMWG INTEL NON-FCC IC MINI CARD WLAN AGN 3x3 533AN_MMWG INTEL W FCC IC...

Help Exit

Phoenix Securecore Setup Utility

N Select Item F5 F6 lt gt Select Menu Enter Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. 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. The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions New versions of system programs...

Setup Defaults 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 Supervisor password Shows the setting of the user password. Shows the setting of the hard disk password. Press Enter to set the supervisor password. When set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. The user can not either enter the Setup menu nor change the value of parameters. Press Enter to set the user...

Advanced

The Advanced screen allows the user to configure the various advanced BIOS options. IMPORTANT Making incorrect settings to items on these pages may cause the system to malfunction. Unless you have experience adjusting these items, we recommend that you leave these settings at the default values. If making settings to items on these pages causes your system to malfunction or prevents the system from booting, open BIOS and choose Load Optimal Defaults in the Exit menu to boot up normally. Phoenix...

Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery

Aspire 3610 Jumper Bios

This section provide you the standard operating procedures of clearing password and BIOS recovery for TravelMate 6493. TravelMate 6493 provide one Hardware Open Gap on main board for clearing password check, and one Hotkey for enabling BIOS Recovery. Clearing Password Check Hardware Open Gap Description Steps for Clearing BIOS Password Check If users set BIOS Password Supervisor Password and or User Password for a security reason, BIOS will ask the password during systems POST or when systems...

Replacing the WLAN Module

Travelmate 2300 Wireless Module

Insert the WLAN board into the mainboard socket 2. Replace the two securing screws. as shown. 1. Replace all the LCD cables WLAN, 3G, and MIC 2. Run the WLAN cable white along the cable in the right side housing well as shown. channel using all available cable clips as shown. 3. Run the MIC cable along the cable channel as 4. Reconnect the MIC cable to the mainboard. shown, using all the available cable clips. 5. Run the WLAN cable black along the cable 6. Reconnect the WLAN cables to the...