Online Support Information

This section describes online technical support services available to help you repair your Acer Systems.

If you are a distributor, dealer, ASP or TPM, please refer your technical queries to your local Acer branch office. Acer Branch Offices and Regional Business Units may access our website. However some information sources will require a user i.d. and password. These can be obtained directly from Acer CSD Taiwan.

Acer's Website offers you convenient and valuable support resources whenever you need them.

In the Technical Information section you can download information on all of Acer's Notebook, Desktop and Server models including:

Service guides

User's manuals

Training materials

Main manuals

Bios updates

Software utilities

Spare parts lists


TABs (Technical Announcement Bulletin)

For these purposes, we have included an Acrobat File to facilitate the problem-free downloading of our technical material.

Also contained on this website are:

  • Detailed information on Acer's International Traveller's Warranty (ITW)
  • Returned material authorization procedures
  • An overview of all the support services we offer, accompanied by a list of telephone, fax and email contacts for all your technical queries.

We are always looking for ways to optimize and improve our services, so if you have any suggestions or comments, please do not hesitate to communicate these to us.

AC Adapter 26 ACPI 1.0a 19 AFLASH Utility 46 APM 1.2 19 Audio 22, 23

Battery 24 Battery Pack 53 battery pack charging indicator 12 BIOS 19

package 19 password control 19 ROM size 19 ROM type 19 vendor 19 Version 19 BIOS Setup Utility 31 BIOS Supports protocol 19 BIOS Utility 31-45

Basic System Settings 33 Load Default Settings 45 Navigating 31 System Information 32

Board Layout 4 Bottom View 5 Top View 4 brightness hotkeys 17

Cache controller 19 size 19

caps lock on indicator 12 CardBus 23 computer on indicator 12 Core logic 23 CPU

core voltage 19

I/O voltage 19 package 19 type 19


Combinations 20 package 19 Speed 19 voltage 19


Battery Pack 53 Machine 49

Procedure Flowchart 51 Display 3 display hotkeys 17 Display Standby Mode 27 DMA Channel Assignment 30 DVD-ROM Interface 21

Environmental Requirements 27 Error Symptom-to-Spare Part Index 76 External CD-ROM Drive Check 72 External Diskette Drive Check 72

Features 1 FIR 23

Flash Utility 46

FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 91

Hard disk 21, 23 Hard Disk Standby Mode 27 Hardware Specifications and Configurations 19 HDD 21, 23 Hibernation Mode 27 Hibernation mode hotkey 17

I/O Address Map 28

Indicators 12 Intermittent Problems 83 IrDA 23

IRQ Assignment Map 30

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