PowerOn Self Test POST Error Message

The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is NOTE Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU Action column, if the FRU replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer. Do not replace a non-defective FRU. This index can also help you determine the next possible FRU to be replaced when servicing a computer. If the symptom is not listed, see Undetermined Problems on page 122. The...

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 can occur when a slight, steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. This symptom is not a problem. No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time.

Removing the ODD Board Module

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. 2. See Removing the SD dummy card on page 63. 3. See Removing the PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 63. 4. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 64. 5. See Removing the Secondary HDD Cover on page 65. 6. See Removing the Secondary HDD Bracket and Connector on page 66. 7. See Removing the DIMM on page 68. 8. See Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 68. 9. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 69. 10. See Removing the Optical Drive Module...

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 105.) 2. Visually check...

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,...

External Diskette Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is required. NOTE Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail. Do the following to select the test device. 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. 2. See if FDD Test is passed as the program runs to FDD Test. 3. Follow the instructions in the...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology TL-66 TL-64 TL-60 TL-56 TL-52 1 MB L2 cache, 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.6 GHz, 1600 MHz HyperTransport Bus Mobile AMD Sempron 3400 512 KB L2 cache, 1.8 GHz, 1600 MHz HyperTransport Bus 3500 512 KB L2 cache, 1.8 GHz, 1600 MHz HyperTransport Bus 3600 256 KB L2 cache, 2.0 GHz, 1600 MHz HyperTransport Bus Throttling 50 On 99 C OFF 93 C OS shut down at 105 C H W shot down at 110 .C BIOS SST AMD 1MB CMOS Boot Block Flash Memory ACPI 1.0b 2.0 3.0 compliance, PCI...

Features

Below is a brief summary of the computer's many feature AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology TL-66 TL-64 TL-60 TL-56 TL-52 1 MB L2 cache, 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.6 GHz, 1600 MHz HyperTransport Bus for selected models Mobile AMD Sempron 3400 512 KB L2 cache, 1.8 GHz, 1600 MHz HyperTransport Bus 3500 512 KB L2 cache, 1.8 GHz, 1600 MHz HyperTransport Bus 3600 256 KB L2 cache, 2.0 GHz, 1600 MHz HyperTransport Bus for selected models Acer InviLink 802.11b g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED solution, supporting...

Info

Acer 5330 Launch Manager

Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four pre-defined display settings so you can view multiple windows on the same screen. To access this function, please go to Start gt All Programs and click on Acer GridVista. You may choose any one o ro3 g mBfla jm settings indiAg l S Double verticle , Triple primary at left , Triple primary at right , or Quad Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible, allowing two displays to be partitioned indepently. Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible,...

Removing the Secondary HDD Cover

Travelmate 7520

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. 2. See Removing the SD dummy card on page 63. 3. See Removing the PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 63. 4. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 64. 5. Loosen the two screws B from the secondary HDD cover. 6. Use a plastic screw driver to pry open the secondary HDD cover. 6. Use a plastic screw driver to pry open the secondary HDD cover. 7. Remove the secondary HDD cover from the lower case.

Removing the Main Board

'Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. 'Removing the SD dummy card on page 63. 'Removing the PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 63. 'Removing the Lower Cover on page 64. 'Removing the Secondary HDD Cover on page 65. 'Removing the Secondary HDD Bracket and Connector on page 66 'Removing the DIMM on page 68. 'Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 68. 'Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 69. 'Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 70. 'Removing the Modem Board on page 73....

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.

Removing the Internal Microphone and Web Camera

Acer Aspire 5732z Internal Mic

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 64. 3. See Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 68. 4. See Removing the Middle Cover and the Power Board on page 78. 5. See Removing the LCD Module on page 81. 6. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 96. 7. See Removing the LCD module with the Brackets on page 97. 8. See Removing the Left and Right Hinge on page 100. 9. See Removing the Antennas on page 100. 10. Remove the tape holding the internal microphone...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of TravelMate 5710 5310 and Extensa 5610 5210. 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...

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.

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check

Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested. If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected character appears, make sure that the flexible cable extending from the keyboard is correctly seated in the connector on the system board. If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test. If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU 1. Reconnect the keyboard cables....

Removing theTouch Pad Board Module

Aspire 7520g Touchpad

PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 63. Secondary HDD Cover on page 65. Secondary HDD Bracket and Connector on page 66 WLAN Board Modules on page 68. Hard Disk Drive Module on page 69. Optical Drive Module on page 70. Heatsink Fan Module on page 74. CPU and VGA Heatsink Module on page 75. 14. See Removing the CPU on page 76. 15. See Removing the VGA board for Discrete model only on page 77. 16. See Removing the Middle Cover and the Power Board on page 78. 17. See Removing the Keyboard on...

Removing the CPU

Wygl Biosu Acer Aspire 7420

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 62 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 64 3. See Removing the Heatsink Fan Module on page 74. 4. See Removing the CPU and VGA Heatsink Module on page 75. 5. Using a flat screwdriver, turn the CPU socket latch counter-clockwise to release the CPU, then remove the CPU. 5. Using a flat screwdriver, turn the CPU socket latch counter-clockwise to release the CPU, then remove the CPU. NOTE When installing the CPU, make sure to install the CPU with PIN 1 at...

Using the System Utilities

Acer Bio-Protection for selected 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 BioProtection Fingerprint Solution has incorporated protection against unauthorized access to your computer with Pre-Boot Authentication PBA , centralized password management with Password Bank, and fast application website launching and login with Acer...

Troubleshooting

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 LCD module with the Brackets

Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. Removing the Lower Cover on page 64. Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 68. Removing the Middle Cover and the Power Board on page 78. Removing the LCD Module on page 81. Removing the LCD Bezel on page 96. Disconnect the cable from the camera board. 8. Remove the three screws A securing the LCD module and the Inverter panel. 9. Detach the LCD with the brackets from the back cover. 9. Detach the LCD with the brackets from the back cover.

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

What Mylar Tab Hard Drive

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. 2. See Removing the SD dummy card on page 63. 3. See Removing the PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 63. 4. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 64. 5. Disconnect the hard disk module from the connector by pulling on the mylar tab on the hard disk module. 5. Disconnect the hard disk module from the connector by pulling on the mylar tab on the hard disk module. NOTE To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on...

Removing the Lower Cover

How Open Aspire 7520g

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. 2. See Removing the SD dummy card on page 63. 3. See Removing the PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 63. 4. Loosen the nine screws B on the lower cover. 5. Use a plastic screw driver to carefully pry open the lower cover. 5. Use a plastic screw driver to carefully pry open the lower cover. 6. Remove the lower cover from the lower case.

Removing the LCD Module

Acer 7520g How Reset Cmos Battery

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 64. 3. See Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 68. 4. See Removing the Middle Cover and the Power Board on page 78. 5. See Removing the Keyboard on page 79. 6. Remove the acetic tape and disconnect the LCD coaxial cable from the LCD1 connector on the main board. 6. Remove the acetic tape and disconnect the LCD coaxial cable from the LCD1 connector on the main board. 7. Remove the internal microphone cable...

Removing the Launch Board

Aspire 7520g Power Board

PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 63. Secondary HDD Cover on page 65. Secondary HDD Bracket and Connector on page 66 WLAN Board Modules on page 68. Hard Disk Drive Module on page 69. Optical Drive Module on page 70. 12. See Removing the Heatsink Fan Module on page 74. 13. See Removing the CPU and VGA Heatsink Module on page 75. 14. See Removing the CPU on page 76. 15. See Removing the VGA board for Discrete model only on page 77. 16. See Removing the Middle Cover and the Power Board on...

Removing the Inverter Board and FPC Cable

Inverter Aspire 6930

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 64. 3. See Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 68. 4. See Removing the Middle Cover and the Power Board on page 78. 5. See Removing the LCD Module on page 81. 6. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 96. 7. See Removing the LCD module with the Brackets on page 97. 8. Disconnect the inverter board cable from its connector, then disconnect the 2P cable on the inverter board to remove it. 9. Detach the acetic...

Memory check

Memory errors might stop system operations, show error messages on the screen, or hang the system. 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the doagmpstotics program please refer to main board. 2. Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items. 4. Follow the instructions in the message window. NOTE Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. A loose connection can cause an error.

Removing the VGA board for Discrete model only

Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. Removing the Lower Cover on page 64. Removing the Heatsink Fan Module on page 74. Removing the CPU and VGA Heatsink Module on page 75. Remove the two screws D securing the VGA board. 6. Carefully remove the VGA board from the main board.

Removing the Antennas

Acer Aspire 7520g Remove

Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. Removing the Lower Cover on page 64. Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 68. Removing the Middle Cover and the Power Board on page 78 Removing the LCD Module on page 81. Removing the LCD Bezel on page 96. Removing the LCD module with the Brackets on page 97. Removing the Left and Right Hinge on page 100. 9. Loosen the aluminum tape holding the antennas in place. 10. Release the antenna cables from the latches. 11. Remove the tapes together with the...

Removing the DIMM

Memory Dimm Socket Latch Tool

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. 2. See Removing the SD dummy card on page 63. 3. See Removing the PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 63. 4. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 64. 5. See Removing the Secondary HDD Cover on page 65. 6. Push out the latches on both sides of the DIMM socket to release the DIMM.

Removing the Middle Cover and the Power Board

Acer Travelmate 7520

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. 2. Open the LCD screen all the way to facilitate the easy removal of the middle cover. 3. To remove the Middle Cover, carefully insert the plastic flat screwdriver under the side of the middle cover and gently pry up the middle cover. Continue prying on the other side until you could detach the Middle Cover. 4. Detach the cover and turn it over on the keyboard. 5. Disconnect the Power board cable from the main board and disconnect the Power board...

Removing the LCD Brackets

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 64. 3. See Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 68. 4. See Removing the Middle Cover and the Power Board on page 78. 5. See Removing the LCD Module on page 81. 6. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 96. 7. See Removing the LCD module with the Brackets on page 97. 8. See Removing the Inverter Board and FPC Cable on page 98. 9. Remove the four screws F securing the left and right LCD brackets to remove the...

Acer Empowering Technology

The Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer system. Displayed by default in the upper half of your screen, it provides access to the following utilities Acer eNet Management hooks up to location-based networks intelligently. Acer ePower Management optimizes battery usage via customizable power plans. Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings. Acer eDataSecurity Management protects...

Using the Keyboard

The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded numeric keypad, separate cursor, lock, Windows, function and special keys. 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...

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Acer Enet Management

For more information, right click on the Empowering Technology toolbar, then select the Help or Tutorial function. 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 have not initialized the Empowering Technology password and run Acer eLock Management or Acer eRecovery Management, you will be asked to create it. NOTE If you lose 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...

Your Acer Notebook tour

Acer Travelmate 2480 Front Audio Jacks

After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new TravelMate computer. 0.3 megapixel web camera for video communication. Internal microphone for sound recording. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display LCD , displays computer output. Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. Click buttons left, center and right The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. The center button...

External Cdrom Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD-ROM. Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. The label can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive to fail. Do the following to select the test device 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. 2. See if CD-ROM Test is passed when the program runs to CD-ROM Test. 3. Follow the instructions in the message window. If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the...

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 ....

Travel Mate GG Exploded Diagram

Travelmate 7520g

TravelMate 7520 7520G 7220 7220G FRU List BATTERY PACK LI 6CELL 2.0MAH PANASONIC BATTERY PACK LI 8CELL 2.4MAH PANASONIC BATTERY PACK LI 8CELL 2.4MAH SIMPLO RTC BATTERY COIN BATTERY CR2032 MITSUBISHI WIRELESS LAN BOARD 802.11ABG INTEL 3945 MW1 WIRELESS LAN BOARD 802.11ABG INTEL 3945 MW2 WIRELESS LAN BOARD 802.11ABG INTEL 3945 RW WIRELESS LAN BOARD 802.11ABG INTEL 3945BG WIRELESS LAN BOARD 802.11ABG KEDRON MOW1 WIRELESS LAN BOARD 802.11ABG KEDRON MOW2 WIRELESS LAN BOARD 802.11ABG KEDRON ROW VGA...

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.

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...

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 106 Check the Battery Pack on page 107 Unplug the power adapter cable from the...

Removing the Heatsink Fan Module

Acer 7520g Remove Cover

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 64. 3. Disconnect the heatsink fan connector from FAN1 on the main board. 3. Disconnect the heatsink fan connector from FAN1 on the main board. 5. Remove the heatsink fan module from the main board. 5. Remove the heatsink fan module from the main board.

Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case

PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 63. Secondary HDD Cover on page 65. Secondary HDD Bracket and Connector on page WLAN Board Modules on page 68. Hard Disk Drive Module on page 69. Optical Drive Module on page 70. Heatsink Fan Module on page 74. CPU and VGA Heatsink Module on page 75. VGA board for Discrete model only on page 77. Middle Cover and the Power Board on page 78. Disconnect the cover switch cable from LID1 on the main board. 20. Disconnect the DC in cable from the main board. 21....

Top View

Acer Extense 5230 Bottom

Standard Operation Procedures of Password Bypassing and BIOS Recovery The firmware are combined into one binary file and support both DOS and Windows mode update DO make sure you have plugged in the AC adapter to prevent flashing failure. Before flashing the BIOS, you should unzip the compressed file to one directory. b. Unzip HIC100WW to C HIC100WW. d. It is better not to load HIMEM.sys bypass CONFIG.sys . e. To flash the BIOS by Phoenix flash utility, use .wph ROM file to update the BIOS via...

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...

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...

Remove Hddbios Utility

Acer 5620 Bios Password Reset

This section provide you with removing HDD BIOS method 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 HDD_PW.EXE 1. Key in hdd_pw 15494 0 3. Choose one upper-case string C WI NDOWS sy amp tem3 2 cmd.exe gt cd password fts s wo r d gt t i r w Uolnne in rius F iiixs no label-Uo Imne Sericil Number is D4F6-0236 Vpasswo rdfhddo u 15494 amp in lo c k amp . e xe al...

Removing the Left and Right Hinge

Acer Travelmate 7520g Cover

Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. Removing the Lower Cover on page 64. Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 68. Removing the Middle Cover and the Power Board on page 78. Removing the LCD Module on page 81. Removing the LCD Bezel on page 96. Removing the LCD module with the Brackets on page 97. Remove the two screws E securing the left and right hinge to the back cover. 9. Remove the left and right hinge from the back cover. 9. Remove the left and right hinge from the back cover.

Removing the LCD Bezel

Bezel Acer Travelmate 7520

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 62. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 64. 3. See Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 68. 4. See Removing the Middle Cover and the Power Board on page 78. 5. See Removing the LCD Module on page 81. 6. Remove the four upper bezel screw caps and the four lower bezel caps. 7. Remove the eight screws A on the LCD module in the order as shown. 8. Carefully pry open the LCD bezel and remove the bezel from the LCD module. 8. Carefully pry open the LCD...