Chapter System Specifications

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Features 1

System Block Diagram 4

Mainboard Layout 5

Top View 5

Bottom View 6

Your Acer Notebook Tour 7

Front View 7

Closed Front View 8

Left View 9

Right View 9

Rear view 10

Base view 11

Indicators 12

Easy-Launch Buttons 13

Touchpad Basics 14

Using the Keyboard 15

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad 15

Windows Keys 15

Hot Keys 16

Special Key 17

Acer Empowering Technology 19

Acer eDataSecurity Management 19

Acer eLock Management 21

Acer ePerformance Management 22

Acer eRecovery Management 23

Acer eSettings Management 24

Acer ePower Management 25

Acer OrbiCam 28

Using the System Utilities 33

Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) 33

Launch Manager 34

Hardware Specifications and Configurations 35

Chapter 2 System Utilities 43

BIOS Setup Utility 43

Navigating the BIOS Utility 44

Information 45

Main 46

Advanced 48

Security 49

Boot 54

Exit 55

BIOS Flash Utility 56

Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement 57

General Information 58

Before You Begin 58

Disassembly Procedure Flowcharts 59

Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart 59

LCM Module Disassembly Flowchart 60

Main Unit Disassembly Procedure 61

Removing the Battery Pack 61

Removing the Cover Securing Screws and Covers 61

Removing the HDD 62

Removing the Memory Module 63

Removing the Wireless Card 64

Removing the ODD 65

Removing Dummy Trays 65

Removing the Switch Cover 66

Removing the Keyboard 67

Disconnecting the TouchPad 69

Removing the Switch Board 70

Removing the Modem Module 70

Removing the Antenna Cables 71

Removing the LCM Module 72

Removing the TouchPad 72

Removing the Mainboard 73

Removing the I/O Board 74

Removing the Heatsink and Fan Module 75

Removing the CPU 76

LCM Module Disassembly Procedure 77

Removing the LCM Bezel 77

Removing the LCD Panel 78

LCM Module Reassembly Procedure 81

Replacing the LCD Panel 81

Replacing the LCM Bezel 83

Main Module Reassembly Procedure 84

Replacing the CPU 84

Replacing the Heatsink and Fan Module 84

Replacing the I/O Board 85

Replacing the Mainboard 86

Replacing the TouchPad 87

Replacing the LCM Module 87

Replacing the Antenna Cables 88

Replacing the Modem 88

Replacing the Switch Board 89

Reconnecting the TouchPad 89

Replacing the Keyboard 90

Replacing the Switch Cover 91

Replacing the Dummy Trays 92

Replacing the ODD 92

Replacing the Wireless Card 93

Replacing the Memory Module 94

Replacing the HDD 94

Replacing the Covers 94

Replacing the Battery Pack 96

Chapter 4 Troubleshooting 97

System Check Procedures 98

External Diskette Drive Check 98

External CD-ROM Drive Check 98

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check 98

Memory check 99

Power System Check 99

Touchpad Check 101

Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message 102

Index of Error Messages 103

Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes 106

Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message 110

Intermittent Problems 113

Undetermined Problems 114

Chapter 5 Jumper and Connector Locations 115

Top View 115

Bottom View 116

Connector Descriptions 117

Chapter 6 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 119

TravelMate 6592 Exploded Diagram 120

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