Error messages

See Testing the keyboard or auxiliary input device on page 137. See Testing the keyboard or auxiliary input device on page 137. See Testing the keyboard or auxiliary input device on page 137. Monitor type does not match CMOS -Run Setup Run Load Setup Defaults using the BIOS Setup Utility, then reboot the notebook. Test or replace the BIOS ROM. Test or replace the system board. Test or replace the SO-DIMM. Test or replace the system board. Test or replace the SO-DIMM. Test or replace the system...

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...

Adding or replacing memory modules

Important Use only memory modules designed for this notebook. Tools you need to complete this task 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Loosen the memory bay cover screws (these screws cannot be removed). 3 Use the thumb notch to lift the memory bay cover, then remove it. Be careful not to break off the tabs located on the end of the cover opposite the thumb notch. 4 If you are removing a module, gently press outward on the clip at each end of the memory module until the...

1

1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in Replacing the keyboard cover on page 78. 3 Lift the center of the back edge of the keyboard slightly and, at the same time, press inward on the left side and then the right side. This will release the keyboard from the side tabs. 4 Slowly slide the keyboard toward the LCD panel to release the keyboard retaining tabs located on the front edge of the keyboard.

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1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Remove the two keyboard cover screws from the inside of the battery compartment. 3 Turn your notebook over so the top is facing up. 4 Open the LCD panel to the fully opened position. 5 Insert the small flat-blade screwdriver under each of the hinge covers and gently pry them up.

Pt

Carefully rotate the keyboard toward you so it lies keys-down on top of your notebook. Be careful not to damage the LCD panel. Swing the keyboard connector clip upward, then slide the cable out of the clip. Be careful not to touch or damage any other components. Place the new keyboard keys-down on your notebook with the space bar away from you. Make sure the keyboard connector clip is fully lifted up, insert the cable into the connector, then swing the clip downward to lock the connector in...

Replacing the modem

Tools you need to complete this task 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. Remove the memory bay cover by following the steps in Adding or replacing memory modules on page 57. If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by following the steps in Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card on page 67. Remove the hard drive(s) by following the steps in Replacing the primary hard drive on page 64 and Replacing the secondary hard drive on page 73....

V

Insert the small flat-blade screwdriver under each end of the keyboard cover and gently pry it up. Pull the cover off the notebook by lifting the back corners of the cover. Be careful to not damage the LCD panel. Pull the cover off the notebook by lifting the back corners of the cover. Be careful to not damage the LCD panel. Replace the keyboard cover by first inserting the tabs located on the front of the cover into the slots provided, then pressing down on the back. Press down on the cover in...

Nobeep error messages

No beep, power-on indicator turns off and LCD is blank. Test the power source battery pack and power adapter . See Testing the power system on page 138. Make sure that every connector is connected tightly and correctly. Test or replace the LED board. Test or replace the system board. No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. Test the power source battery pack and power adapter . See Testing the power system on page 138. Reconnect the LCD connector Test or replace the LCD inverter....

Error codes

Equipment Configuration Error Causes 1. CPU BIOS Update Code Mismatch 2. IDE Primary Channel Master Drive Error The causes are shown before Equipment Configuration Error Memory Error at xxxx xxxx xxxxh R xxxxh, W xxxxh System is disabled. An incorrect password was entered. Battery is critically low. In this situation BIOS issues four short beeps, then shuts the system down. No message is displayed. Temperature is critically high. In this situation BIOS shuts the system down. No message is...

Intermittent problems

Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with a hardware defect. These reasons include cosmic radiation, electrostatic discharge, or software errors. FRU replacement should be considered only when a recurring problem exists. 1 Run the advanced diagnostic test for the system board in loop mode at least ten times. If any error is detected, replace the FRU. If no error is detected, do not replace any FRU. 2 Rerun the test to verify that there...

Diagnosing problems

Use the following procedure as a guide for diagnosing notebook problems. Note The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. NonAcer 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...

Testing the external diskette drive

Use the following procedure to isolate a problem in a diskette controller, driver, or drive. You must have a write-enabled, diagnostic diskette to complete this test. 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. To test the external diskette drive 1 Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. 2 Run the FDD Test and see if the test completes successfully. 3...

Sound

No sound comes from the notebook when running Windows multimedia programs. Reinstall the audio driver. Test or replace the speakers. Test or replace the system board. The internal speakers make noise or emit no sound. Test or replace the speakers. Test or replace the system board.

Right

4720 Acer Expresscard

Accepts one Type 54 ExpressCard module. Note Push to remove or install the card. Connects to USB 2.0 devices such as a USB mouse, keyboard, printer, or camera . Internal optical drive. Accepts CDs, DVDs, or Blu-ray discs. Blu-ray available on select models only. Lights up when the optical drive is active. Ejects the optical disc from the drive. Ejects the optical drive tray when the notebook is turned off. Note Insert a paper clip to the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when...

Memory card reader

Support 5-in-1 Card Reader MS,MS pro, SD, MMC, xD SD Memory Card Specification Version 2.0 MultiMediaCard Specification Version 4.1 Memory Stick Standard Format Specification Version 1.4 Memory Stick PRO Format Specification Version 1.00 xD Picture Card Specification Version 1.20 xD Picture Card Host Guideline Version 1.20

Bottom view

Releases the battery to remove the battery pack. Houses the notebook's hard disk secured with screws Acer DASP Disk Anti-Shock Protection Protects the hard disk drive from shocks and bumps. Available on select models only. Houses the notebook's hard disk secured with screws . Available on select models only.

Express Card New Card

The notebook cannot detect the ExpressCard Test or replace the ExpressCard assembly. See Replacing the ExpressCard NewCard assembly on page 112. Test or replace the system board. Test or replace the ExpressCard assembly. See Replacing the ExpressCard NewCard assembly on page 112.

Testing the power system

1 Turn on the notebook using each of the following power sources Remove the battery pack, connect the power adapter, then make sure that the notebook turns on using AC power. Disconnect the power adapter, install a charged battery pack, then make sure that power is supplied by the battery pack. If you suspect a power problem, complete the appropriate power supply check Check the power adapter on page 138 Check the battery pack on page 139 Unplug the power adapter cable from the notebook and...

Testing the touchpad

If the touchpad doesn't work, do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1 Reconnect the touchpad cables. Important Do not replace a non-defective FRU. After you use the touchpad, the pointer may drift on the screen for a short time. This self-acting pointer movement can occur when a slight, steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. This symptom is not a hardware problem. No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time.

Advanced screen

The Advanced screen allows the user to configure the Alert Standard Format parameters. The table below describes the parameters found on the ASF Configuration sub menu screen. The table below describes the parameters found on the ASF Configuration sub menu screen. Time for BIOS to stop the WatchDog timer after a reset has occurred. Time, in seconds, for BIOS to boot before the system is reset. Time, in seconds, for OS to boot before the system is reset. Maximum time, in seconds, for Alert...

Introduction

This chapter gives you the FRU field-replaceable-unit listing in global configurations of Travelmate 7730 7730G. 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...

Main screen

D2d Recovery Enabled Disabled

The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable the boot option and recovery. The table below describes the parameters found on this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. The table below describes the parameters found on this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Sets the system time. The hours are displayed in a 24-hour format. Format HH MM SS hour minute second...

Undetermined problems

If the diagnostic test may not identify which adapter or device failed, which installed devices are incorrect, whether a short circuit is suspected, or whether the system is inoperative. Use these procedures to isolate the failing FRU do not isolate a non-defective FRU . Note Verify that all attached devices are supported by the notebook. Note Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly. See Testing the power system on page 138. 2 Visually check FRU...

Testing the external CDROM drive

Use the following procedure to isolate a problem in a CD-ROM controller, driver, or drive. Note 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. 1 Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. 2 Run the CD-ROM Test and see if the test completes successfully. 3 Follow the instructions in the message window. If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the system board. 1 Reconnect...

Easylaunch buttons

Left Button Touchpad

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 the user. To set the Web browser, mail, and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. Launches Acer Empowering Technology. This button is user-programmable. Wireless communication button indicator Enables...

Memory

2G for 32 bit OS with two 1GB SO-DIMM 4G for 64 bit OS with two 2GB SO-DIMM You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they match the above specifications. Note Above table lists some system memory configurations. You may combine SO-DIMMs with various capacities to form other combinations. On above table, the configuration of slot 1 and slot 2 can be reversed. Note Above table lists some system memory configurations. You may combine SO-DIMMs with various capacities to form...

Testing the keyboard or auxiliary input device

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 is connected correctly, run the Keyboard Test. Note Disconnect any external keyboards before testing the built-in keyboard. If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following one at a time to correct the problem. 1 Reconnect the keyboard cable to the system board. Important...

Replacing the Bluetooth card

Acer Travelmate 6292 Bluetooth Remove

Tools you need to complete this task 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Remove the memory bay cover by following the steps in Adding or replacing memory modules on page 57. 3 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by following the steps in Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card on page 67. 4 Remove the hard drive s by following the steps in Replacing the primary hard drive on page 64 and Replacing the secondary hard drive on...

Travelmate 6292 Expresscard

Acer Travelmate 6292 Bluetooth Remove

1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Remove the memory from the old system board and install it on the new system board by following the steps in Adding or replacing memory modules on page 57. 3 Remove the graphics card by following the steps in Replacing the graphics card on page 61. 4 Remove the hard drive s by following the steps in Replacing the primary hard drive on page 64 and Replacing the secondary hard drive on page 73. 5 If the notebook has wireless networking...

Lcd

14.45 x 9.03 inches 367.2 x 229.5 mm 14.45 x 9.03 inches 367.2 x 229.5 mm 0.01 x 0.01 inches 0.255 x 0.255 mm 0.01 x 0.01 inches 0.255 x 0.255 mm Typical White Luminance also called Brightness Response Time Optical Rise Time Fall Time 15.0 x 9.6 x 0.25 inches 382.7 x 247.0 x 6.7 mm 15.0 x 9.6 x 0.25 inches 382.7 x 245.0 x 6.7 mm Horizontal 45 Right 45 Left Vertical 20 Upper 30 Lower Horizontal 45 Right 45 Left Vertical 20 Upper 30 Lower Operating 32 122 F 0 50 C Storage -4 140 F -20 60 C...

Acer Travelmate 5735z Bios

Travelmate 5735z Bios

The Exit screen contains options for leaving the BIOS Setup Utility and starting Windows. The table below describes the options on this screen. The table below describes the options on this screen. Exit the BIOS Setup Utility and save your changes to CMOS. Exit the BIOS Setup Utility without saving your changes to CMOS. Load default values for all SETUP items. Load previous values from CMOS for all SETUP items.

Security screen

Bios Security Screen

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your notebook from unauthorized use. Note Refer to Removing a password lock on page 48 if you need to know how to remove a Hard Drive or BIOS Password. 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...

Testing the memory

Memory errors can stop your programs, show error messages on the screen, or hang the system. 1 Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. 2 Run the Memory Test and see if the test completes successfully. 4 Follow the instructions in the message window. Note Make sure that each memory card is fully installed into the connector. A loose connection can cause an error.

Acer Travelmate 7730

Acer Extensa 5620 Cooling System

16 black M2.5x6.5 Palm rest-bottom 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Remove the memory from the old system board and install it on the new system board by following the steps in Adding or replacing memory modules on page 57. 3 Remove the graphics card by following the steps in Replacing the graphics card on page 61. 4 Remove the hard drive s by following the steps in Replacing the primary hard drive on page 64 and Replacing the secondary hard drive on page 73. 5 If...

Replacing the web cam

Tools you need to complete this task 8 black M2.5x5 LCD panel to LCD panel lid 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Remove the LCD panel by following the steps in Replacing the LCD assembly on page 84. 3 Remove the LCD panel by following the steps in Replacing the LCD panel on page 89. 4 Disconnect the connector from the web cam. 5 Remove the screws that secure the LCD panel to the LCD panel lid. Replace the screws that were removed in Step 5. Reconnect the connector...

Using the keyboard

Press And Hold The Sleep Button Laptop

The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded numeric keypad, separate cursor, lock, 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. Scroll Lock lt Fn gt lt F12 gt When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively. Scroll Lock does not work with some applications. When Num Lock is on, the numeric keypad is in numeric mode. The keys...

Bios Travelmate 7730

1.XX MP version lt Athena what is the final shipping vers oFj ACPI 1.0b 2.0 3.0 compliance System HDD Password Security Control PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification USB 1394 CD-ROM Boot Up support PC Card Standard 1995 PCMCIA 3.0 Compliant Device Preboot Execution Environment PXE 2.1 Boot Integrity Service Application Program Interface BIS 1.0 Intel Enhanced Speedstep Technology Manually set Supervisor and User passwords.

Replacing the Express Card New Card assembly

Expresscard Push Push Socket

Tools you need to complete this task To replace the Express Card assembly 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Remove the memory bay cover by following the steps in Adding or replacing memory modules on page 57. 3 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by following the steps in Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card on page 67. 4 Remove the hard drive s by following the steps in Replacing the primary hard drive on page 64 and...

Contents

Index of error Error Error No-beep error Phoenix BIOS beep Symptom-to-FRU error ExpressCard Power Keyboard Intermittent Undetermined Chapter 5 Jumper and connector locations 155 System board top System board bottom Clearing password check and BIOS recovery 158 Clearing the password check 158 BIOS Recovery by Crisis Diskette 159 Chapter 6 FRU Field-Replaceable Unit list 161 Travelmate 7730 7730G exploded diagram 163 Notebook Notebook LCD Travelmate 7730 7730G FRU list 165 Appendix A Model...

Replacing the secondary hard drive

Aspire One Hard Drive Bay Cover

Tools you need to complete this task Phillips 0 screwdriver Screws removed during this task Phillips 0 screwdriver Screws removed during this task To replace the secondary hard drive 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Loosen the hard drive bay cover screws these screws cannot be removed . Use the thumb notch to lift the hard drive bay cover, then remove it. Be careful not to break off the tabs located on the end of the cover opposite the thumb notch. 5 If your new hard...

Cpu

Intel Core 2 Duo processor supporting Intel 64 architecture T9400 P9500 6 MB L2 cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, 35 W 25 W T9600 6 MB L2 cache, 2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, 35 W or higher P8400 P8600 3 MB L2 cache, 2.26 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, 25 W Intel Crestline PM965 ICH9M chipset

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Acer 7730 Removing Wireless

1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. Open the memory bay by following the steps in Adding or replacing memory modules on page 57. Open the wireless bay by following the steps in Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card on page 67. If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by following the steps in Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card on page 67. Taking care to note the cables' routing and positions as they are installed from Acer,...

Replacing the LCD panel hinges

Tools you need to complete this task 8 black M2.5x5 LCD panel to LCD panel lid 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. Remove the LCD panel assembly by following the steps in Replacing the LCD assembly on page 84. Remove the LCD panel by following the steps in Replacing the LCD panel on page 89. 4 Remove the screws that secure the hinge bracket to the LCD panel. Place the new hinge bracket onto the LCD panel. Place the new hinge bracket onto the LCD panel. 6 Replace the...

Front

Accepts Secure Digital SD , MultiMediaCard MMC , Memory Stick MS , Memory Stick Pro MS PRO , and xD-Picture Card. Note Push to remove or install a card. Only one card can operate at any given time. Connects to an Ethernet 10 100 1000-based network. Connects to an Acer EasyPort IV. Available on select models only. Connects to a display device such as an external monitor or LCD projector . Connects to a high definition digital video device. Available on select models only. Connects to USB 2.0...

Replacing the power button board

Acer Aspire 5735z Power Button

Tools you need to complete this task To replace the status indicator board 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in Replacing the keyboard cover on page 78. 3 Open the keyboard compartment by following the steps in Replacing the keyboard on page 80. Important You do not need to disconnect the keyboard cable from the system board to complete this procedure. 4 Swing the black connector clip upward, then lift the cable out of...

BIOS Flash utility

Use the BIOS flash memory update for the following conditions New versions of system programs such as HDD_PW or bios_pw . New BIOS features or options. 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. For more information about creating a Crisis Recovery Diskette, see Creating a Crisis Diskette on...

Replacing the graphics card

5930z Graphic Card

Important Use only graphics cards designed for this notebook. Tools you need to complete this task Additional materials you need to complete this task X-23-7762 thermal grease lt Athena Is this the right grease gt 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Loosen the graphics card bay cover screws these screws cannot be removed . Use the thumb notch to lift the graphics card bay cover, then remove it. Be careful not to break off the tabs located on the end of the cover...

Features

Intel Centrino 2 processor technology, featuring Intel Core 2 Duo processor T9400 P9500 6 MB L2 cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, 35 W 25 W , T9600 6 MB L2 cache, 2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, 35 W or higher, or P8400 P8600 3 MB L2 cache, 2.26 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, 25 W , supporting Intel 64 architecture Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 5300 dual-band quad-mode 802.11a b g Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED network connection, featuring 1x2 or 3x3 MIMO technology, supporting Acer...

Rear

Warning Do not work with the notebook resting on your lap. If the air vents are blocked, the notebook may become hot enough to harm your skin. Caution Do not block or insert objects into these slots. If these slots are blocked, your notebook may overheat resulting in unexpected shutdown or permanent damage to the notebook. Caution Provide adequate space around your notebook so air vents are not obstructed. Do not use the notebook on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.

Replacing the processor

Acer 4710z Cmos Battery Place Board

Tools you need to complete this task Flat-blade driver - OR - Scribe or non-marring tool Additional materials you need to complete this task 2 chrome M2x3 IEEE 802.11 wireless card 16 black M2.5x6.5 Palm rest-bottom 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Remove the memory from the old system board and install it on the new system board by following the steps in Adding or replacing memory modules on page 57. 3 Remove the graphics card by following the steps in Replacing the...

BIOS Setup Utility

Bios Setup Acer

The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into the notebook's BIOS Basic Input Output System . The notebook was shipped already properly configured and optimized. However, if the user encounters configuration problems, you may need to run Setup. Note Also see Chapter 4 Troubleshooting on page 135 and Chapter 5 Clearing password check and BIOS recovery on page 158 when problems arise. 1 Turn on the notebook. You will see Press lt F2 gt to enter Setup at the bottom of the...

Replacing the IEEE wireless card

Acer Aspire 5050 Wireless Antena

Important Use only wireless cards designed for this notebook. Tools you need to complete this task Important Use only wireless cards designed for this notebook. Tools you need to complete this task To replace the IEEE 802.11 wireless card 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Loosen the wireless bay cover screws these screws cannot be removed . Use the thumb notch to lift the wireless bay cover, then remove it. Be careful not to break off the tabs located on the end of...

Removing a Supervisor password lock

Acer Aspire 5920 Bios Password Removal

If you type the wrong Supervisor password three times in a row, the error message System Disabled appears on the screen and the notebook is locked. If you need to solve a BIOS password locked problem, you can run BIOS_PW.EXE. 1 On a working Acer notebook, click Start, then Run. The Run dialog box opens. 2 Type cmd in the Open field, then click OK. S C W1N0OWS iyst fi lt trnd. ici-n rt ULnHnu KP i rvsL.in ii.l-KfiHH lt C gt COpyl-iftht I7g5'-2HH1 nini-QMift Corji, C S Dc c une il t. Bfid...

BIOS Recovery by Crisis Diskette

BIOS Recovery Boot Block is a special block of BIOS. It is used to boot up the notebook 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 notebook provides a function hotkey Fn Esc, to enable BIOS Recovery process when notebook is powered on during BIOS POST. If this function is enabled, the notebook forces the BIOS to enter a special BIOS block, called Boot Block. Important To use...

How To Replace Touchpad On Acer Aspire 5515

Cable Touchpad

2 black M2.5x4 Touchpad button board fingerprint assembly To replace the touchpad button board fingerprint assembly 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. Remove the memory bay cover by following the steps in Adding or replacing memory modules on page 57. If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by following the steps in Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card on page 67. Remove the hard drive s by following the steps in Replacing the...

Replacing the primary hard drive

Acer Travel Mate 2300 Hard Drive

Tools you need to complete this task 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Loosen the hard drive bay cover screws these screws cannot be removed . Use the thumb notch to lift the hard drive bay cover, then remove it. Be careful not to break off the tabs located on the end of the cover opposite the thumb notch. 5 If your new hard drive already includes the hard drive bracket, go to step Step 10. -OR- If you need to move the hard drive bracket from your old hard drive to...

Drd

Acer 7730 Lcd

1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Remove the LCD panel by following the steps in Replacing the LCD assembly on page 84. Remove the screws from the front of the LCD panel assembly. Remove the screws from the front of the LCD panel assembly. Carefully separate the front and back of the LCD panel assembly. Carefully separate the front and back of the LCD panel assembly. Remove the grounding screw from the LCD panel lid. Remove the grounding screw from the LCD panel lid....

Replacing the palm rest

Laptop Screw Sizes

Tools you need to complete this task Screws removed during this task lt Athena, what screw size is the screw in step 8 gt 2 black M2.5x4 Touchpad button board fingerprint assembly 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Remove the memory bay cover by following the steps in Adding or replacing memory modules on page 57. 3 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by following the steps in Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card on page...

Palm rest

Status Indicators Acer

Keyboard Click buttons .j ,, . i . Keyboard Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. Light-Emitting Diodes LEDs that light up to show the status of the notebook s functions and components. Refer to the Generic User Guide for more details. Internal microphone for sound recording. Available on select models only. Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Refer to the Generic User Guide for more details. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions...

Replacing the button board

Travelmate 290 Wireless

Tools you need to complete this task 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. Remove the memory bay cover by following the steps in Adding or replacing memory modules on page 57. If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by following the steps in Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card on page 67. Remove the hard drive s by following the steps in Replacing the primary hard drive on page 64 and Replacing the secondary hard drive on page 73....

Replacing the CMOS battery

The Cmos Battery Acer Travelmate 5730

Important Use only CMOS batteries designed for this notebook. Tools you need to complete this task 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Remove the optional IEEE 802.11 wireless card by following the instructions in Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card on page 67. 3 Insert the small flat-blade screwdriver or non-marring tool under the old battery and gently pry it up until it pops out of the socket. 4 Make sure that the positive side of the new battery is facing up,...

Power management

lt Athena Why are they looking at a spec gt See Save Test or replace the keyboard if control is from the keyboard . Test or replace the hard disk drive. Test or replace the system board. The system doesn t hibernate and emits four short beeps every minute. Press Fn o and see if the notebook enters hibernation mode. Test or replace the touchpad. Test or replace the keyboard. Check the hard disk connection to the system board. Test or replace the hard disk drive. Test or replace the system...

Replacing the microphone and speakers

Speakers Acer

lt Athena, do speakers and microphone get replaced The screws arie t in the Screw BOM. The microphone and speakers are listed in the Replacement Parts List. gt Tools you need to complete this task 16 black M2.5x6.5 Palm rest-bottom 16 black M2.5x6.5 Palm rest-bottom To replace the microphone and speakers 1 Complete the steps in Preparing the notebook on page 55. 2 Remove the memory bay cover by following the steps in Adding or replacing memory modules on page 57. 3 If the notebook has wireless...

Removing a HDD password lock

If you type the wrong HDD password three times in a row, the error message Hdd password error code is displayed on the screen and the HDD is locked. If you need to solve a HDD password locked problem, you can run HDD_PW.EXE. 1 On a working Acer notebook, click Start, then Run. The Run dialog box opens. 2 Type cmd in the Open field, then click OK. 4 Select 2 Upper case ASCII Code. 5 Choose one of the upper-case strings. In this example you can choose either 0KJFN42 or UVEIQ96. 6 Reboot the...

Preventing static electricity discharge

Warning To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and moving parts, turn off your notebook, remove the battery, and unplug the power cord, modem cable, and network cable before opening the case. Warning To prevent risk of electric shock, do not insert any object into the vent holes of the notebook. Important Before performing maintenance on the notebook, you should read and understand the information in this section. The components inside your notebook are extremely sensitive to static...

Clearing the password check

Locating the hardware gap on the system board Gap name in Travelmate 7730 7730G is G71 Steps for Clearing BIOS Password Check If users set the BIOS password Supervisor password and or User password for a security reason, BIOS will ask the password during system POST or when the system enters the BIOS Setup Utility. To bypass the password check, users need to short the hardware gap to clear the password. 1 Disconnect the power adapter and remove the battery from the notebook. 2 Turn off the...

Replacing notebook components

Preventing static electricity discharge Adding or replacing memory modules Replacing the graphics card Replacing the primary hard drive Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card Replacing the secondary hard drive Replacing the optical drive Replacing the keyboard cover Replacing the power button board Replacing the LCD panel hinges Replacing the microphone and speakers Replacing the touchpad button board fingerprint assembly Replacing the ExpressCard NewCard assembly Replacing the Bluetooth card...