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...

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,...

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 ....

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, Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution incorporates protection against unauthorized access to your computer with centralized password management via Password Bank easy music player launching with Acer MusicLaunch secure Internet favorites via Acer MyLaunch and...

Error Code List

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.

Right View

Accepts Secure Digital SD , MultiMediaCard MMC , Memory Stick MS , Memory Stick PRO MS PRO , xD-Picture Card xD . NOTE Push to remove install the card. Only one card can operate at any given time. Connects to USB 2.0 devices e.g., USB mouse, USB camera . Connects to an Ethernet 10 100 1000- based network. Houses the computer's hard disk secured with screws . Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. NOTE Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. Touchpad Basics with...

Cinema Play Movie

Click Play Movie to watch a movie from your optical disc drive. Depending in the type of optical drive installed in your computer, you can play movies from Blu-Ray discs, standard DVDs and video CDs VCDs with the Cinema function of Acer Arcade Deluxe. This player has the features and controls of a typical DVD player. When you insert a disk into the DVD drive, the movie begins playing automatically. To control the movie, the pop-up player control panel appears at the bottom of the window when...

Restore

Acer Recovery Screen

The restore feature allows you to restore or recover the system from a factory default image or from previously created CD and DVD backups. You can also reinstall applications and drivers for your Acer system. 1. Click on Start, All Programs, Acer, Acer eRecovery Management. 2. Switch to the Restore page by clicking Restore. 3. You can choose to restore the system from a factory default image or reinstall applications and drivers. 4. Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

Power Related Symptoms

Power source battery pack and power adapter . See Power System Check on page 59. Hard drive amp battery connection board System board Power source battery pack and power adapter . See Power System Check on page 59. Hard drive amp battery connection board System board Power source battery pack and power adapter . See Power System Check on page 59. Hold and press the power switch for more than 4 seconds. System board See Check the Battery Pack on page 59. Battery pack System board

Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

Backup Manager Acer

NOTE This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual display feature of your notebook, first ensure that a second display is connected, then, open the Display Settings properties box using the Control Panel or by right-clicking the Windows desktop and selecting Personalize. Select the secondary monitor 2 icon in the display box and then click the check box Extend the desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the...

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....

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...

Power management

This computer has a built-in power management unit that monitors system activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or more of the following devices keyboard, mouse, hard disk, peripherals connected to the computer, and video memory. If no activity is detected for a period of time called an inactivity timeout , the computer stops some or all of these devices in order to conserve energy. This computer employs a power management scheme that supports the advanced configuration...

Hot Keys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness and volume output. To activate hot keys, press and hold the lt Fn gt key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. To activate hot keys, press and hold the lt Fn gt key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Starts System Property for displaying system information. Enables disables the Bluetooth function. only for certain models . Switches display...

Power Management Related Symptoms

The system will not enter hibernation. Keyboard if control is from the keyboard Hard disk drive System board The system doesn't enter hibernation mode and four short beeps every minute. Press Fn o and see if the computer enters Hard disk connection board Hard disk drive System board The system doesn't enter standby mode after closing the LCD. The system doesn't resume from hibernation mode. Hard disk connection board Hard disk drive System board The system doesn't resume from standby mode after...

Restore Windows Vista from backup discs

To restore Windows Vista from your previously burned backup discs, you will need to insert the first backup disc and enable the F12 Boot Menu via the BIOS Setup Utility. 1. Turn on your computer and insert the first system recovery disc into the optical disc drive. Restart your computer. 2. During startup when the Acer logo shows, press the F2 key to enter BIOS Setup, where you can set system parameters. 3. Use the left and right arrow keys to select the Main submenu. 4. Use the up and down...

Error Message List

Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. Hard disk drive System board see Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check on page 58. see Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check on page 58. see Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check on page 58. Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run Setup Run Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. System battery is dead - Replace and run Setup Replace RTC battery and Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time,...

InsydeHo 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 Initialize...

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. 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. Scroll Lock lt Fn gt lt F12...

Environment

Non-operating -20 C to 65 C Non-operating 20 80 NOTE only for certain models. NOTE The specifications listed above are for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased. CPU Penryn - SFF Penryn 956Pin p.ie, 17 . 2 66MHZ - 100MHZ - 48MHz 33MHz 14MHz TravelMate 8371 8331 M B layout and connector location TOP view

Remove keyboard

Remove Keyboard Acer Travelmate 240

Disconnect five latches on the keyboard. Remove FFC of main board and sub board Remove the connector of I O board and Remove the connector of I O board and 15. Remove I O board after removing the connector under I O board. 15. Remove I O board after removing the connector under I O board. 20. Remove all of the connectors on the main board 22. Remove eight screws on the bottom of panel and remove the panel. 22. Remove eight screws on the bottom of panel and remove the panel. 24. Remove the...

Machine Disassembly and Replacement

This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer TravelMate 8371 8331 for maintenance and troubleshooting. To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge Plastic flat head screw driver 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...

Acer Arcade Deluxe

Acer Arcade Deluxe is an integrated player for music, photos, DVD movies and videos. Use the MediaConsole, touchpad or arrow keys to select the media type you wish to enjoy. Cinema watch DVDs, VCDs or Blu-Ray movies, and video clips Homemedia connect to other devices wirelessly to share media content Advanced change settings, update your Arcade software, view the help file and About information Albums view photos stored on your hard disk or removable media Music listen to music files in a...

Acer eRecovery Management

Acer Erecovery Disc Kullan

Acer eRecovery Management is a tool to quickly restore the system. You can back up restore the factory default image, and reinstall applications and drivers. NOTE All of the following content is for general reference only. Actual product specifications may vary. Acer eRecovery Management consists of the following functions Create Factory Default Disc Create Drivers and Applications Disc Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults Restore Operating System and Retain User Data Reinstall Drivers...

Battery

BATTERY SANYO AS-2009D LI-ION 3S2P SANYO 6 CELL 5200MAH MAIN COMMON W HALOGEN FREE Battery SANYO AS-2009D Li-Ion 3S2P SANYO 6 cell 5200mAh Main COMMON AS09D34 Battery SONY AS-2009D Li-Ion 3S2P SONY 6 cell 5200mAh Main COMMON G8 AS09D44 Battery SIMPLO AS-2009D Li-Ion 3S2P SAMSUNG 6 cell 5200mAh Main COMMON A Type AS09D7D Battery SIMPLO AS-2009D Li-Ion 3S2P LGC 6 cell 5200mAh Main COMMON C1 AS09D7C BATTERY SANYO AS-2009D LI-ION 3S2P SANYO 6 CELL 5600MAH MAIN COMMON W HALOGEN FREE Battery SANYO...

Touchpad basics with twoclick buttons

The following items show you how to use the touchpad with two-click buttons. Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor. Press the left and right 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. Tap twice at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button . Click and hold, then use finger on the touchpad to drag...

LCDRelated Symptoms

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. Keyboard if contrast and brightness function 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 cable LCD