Aspire 7520/7220 Series Service Guide

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Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual: SCREEN MESSAGES NOTE Denotes actual messages that appear on screen. Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic. Alerts you to any damage that might result from doing or not doing specific actions. Gives precautionary measures to avoid possible hardware or software problems. Reminds you to do specific actions relevant to the accomplishment of procedures.

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Preface
Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information. 1. This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION decided for Acer's "global" product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e.g. add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability). These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be covered in this generic service guide. In such cases, please contact your regional offices or the responsible personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details. Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it will not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.

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2.2 GHz. supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology Up to 2GB of DDR2 533/677 MHz memory.8/ 2. 1440 x 900 pixel resolution. 512/256/256KB L2 cache).3 GHz / 2.0/2. upgradeable to 4GB using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support) q Display and graphics q 17" WXGA + high-brightness (200-nits) Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD. OpenEXR High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology.Chapter 1 System Specifications Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Operating system q q q q Windows® VistaTM Ultimate Windows® VistaTM Home Premium Windows® VistaTM Home Basic Windows® VistaTM Starter Platform and memory q AMD Better By Design program.7 million colors (for selected models) MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability (acceleration) / (full decode) (for selected models) WMV9 (VC-1) and H. supporting simultaneous multiwindow viewing via Acer GridVista™ NVIDIA GeForce® 8400M GS/GE with up to 1024MB of Turbocache™ (256MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM.8 GHz / 1. and PCI Express® (for selected models) NVIDIA GeForce® 7000M with up to 896MB of Turbocache™ (256MB of dedicated system memory.6 GHz GHz. up to 640MB of share system memory). Microsoft DirectX 9 and DirectX 10.0 GHz / 1. supporting AMD HyperTransport® technology (for selected models) NVIDIA nForce® 630M chipset • • q Acer InviLink™ 802. featuring: • AMD Turion™ 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology TL-66 / TL-64 / TL-60 / TL-56 / TL-52 (1 MB L2 cache. up to 768MB of share system memory). supporting AMD HyperTransport® technology (for selected models) Mobile AMD Sempron™ 3500+/3600+/3800+ (1. High Definition MPEG-2 Hardware Acceleration). supporting NVIDIA® PureVideo™ technology (WMV HD.2 GHz / 2.264 (AVC) support (acceleration) / (full decode) (for selected models) S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) support DVI-D (true digital video interface) with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) support (for selected models) Acer Arcade™ featuring Acer CinemaVision™ and Acer ClearVision™ technologies q q q q q q q q q Storage subsystem q One or two 80/120/160/250 GB or larger hard disk drives Chapter 1 1 . Microsoft DirectX 9 and PCI Express (for selected models) Dual independent display support 16.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® solution.

Memory Stick® (MS). featuring: • Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam. MultiMediaCard (MMC). Dolby® PRO LOGIC® II. Wake-on-LAN ready Modem: 56K ITU V.7 kg (8. 2.9x11. supporting Acer PrimaLite™ technology (for selected models) Acer Xpress VoIP phone (for selected models) • q WLAN: Acer InviLink™ 802. with inverted "T" cursor layout. two Windows® keys. xD-Picture CardTM (xD) Audio q Dolby®-certified surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers (2 W) and one subwoofer supporting low-frequency effects (for selected models) Dolby® Home Theater audio enhancement featuring Dolby® Digital.) Power subsystem q ACPI 3.5/1. Bluetooth. email.7 inches) 3. Wake-on-Ring ready q q q Dimensions and weight q q 404 (W) x 298 (D) x 38/43 (H) mm (15. hotkey controls. supporting Secure Digital (SD). supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.5 mm (minimum) key travel Seamless touchpad with 4-way scroll button 12 function keys. media control keys Empowering Key Easy-launch buttons: WLAN.7x 1.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) (for selected models) LAN: Gigabit Ethernet. Memory Stick PROTM (MS PRO). four cursor keys. Internet. Dolby® Digital Live. international language support.92 with PTT approval.16 lbs. independent US and Euro dollar sign keys.0 CPU power management standard: supports Standby and Hibernation power-saving modes 71 W 4800 mAh Li-ion battery pack (8-cell) 44Acer QuicCharge™ technology: • • q q 80% charge in 1 hour 2-hour rapid charge system-off 2 Chapter 1 . standard numeric keypad.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection. Dolby® Headphone and Dolby® Virtual Speaker technologies Intel® High Definition Audio support S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers MS-Sound compatible Built-in microphone q q q q q Input devices q q q 88-/89-/93-key keyboard.q Optical drive options: • • HD-DVD drive (for selected models) DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive (for selected models) q 5-in-1 card reader. Acer Arcade™ Volume wheel q q q Communication q Acer Video Conference. Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator.

ePresentation. eRecovery. VideoMagician. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.• q 3-hour charge-in-use. eAudio .4 W 4000 mAh Li-ion battery pack (6-cell) 3-pin 90 W AC adapter I/O Ports q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q ExpressCard™/54 slot 5-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) Four USB 2. Chapter 1 3 . ePower. eSettings Management) Acer Arcade™ Acer Arcade Deluxe™ featuring DV Wizard. eLock. DVDivine and Acer HomeMedia Acer Crystal Eye Acer GridVista™ Acer Launch Manager Acer Video Conference Manager Adobe® Reader® CyberLink® PowerProducer® Norton Internet Security™ NTI CD-Maker™ Acer GameZone Microsoft Works 8.5 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial q q q q q q q q q q q q NOTE: Software listed above is for reference only. eDataSecurity. 1 GB or 2GB DDR2 667 MHz soDIMM modules 8-cell Li-ion battery pack 3-pin 90 W AC adapter External USB floppy disk drive Software q Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eNet.0 ports DVI-D port with HDCP support (for selected models) IEEE 1394 port Consumer infrared (CIR) port External display (VGA) port S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port Headphones/speaker/line-out port with S/PDIF support AV-in port Microphone-in jack Line-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port Modem (RJ-11) port DC-in jack for AC adapter Options and accessories q q q q q q Acer Xpress VoIP phone featuring Acer Video Conference Manager Acer Media Center remote control 512 MB.

4 Chapter 1 .Environment q Temperature: • • Operating: 5ºC to 35ºC Non-operating: -20ºC to 65ºC Operating: 20%~80% Non-operating: 20%~80% q Humidity (non-condensing): • • System compliance q q q q Wi-Fi® ACPI Mobile PC 2002 DMI 2. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.0 Warranty q One-year International Travelers Warranty (ITW) NOTE: The specifications listed above are for reference only.

System Block Diagram Chapter 1 5 .

Board Layout Top View 1 2 3 4 5 6 9 10 7 8 11 12 13 17 18 14 15 16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 JP1 JP3 JP34 JP4 T1 JP5 JP2 JP36 LVDS Connector Speaker (Left) Connector Speaker (Right) Connector Microphone Connector Keyboard Connector Button Board Connector LED Board Connector PHY RTL&11B Chip 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 JP6 U14 U15 JP9 LED1 LED2 JP13 JP11 JP12 Touchpad Connector R5C833 Chip Keyboard Controller PCI Express Card Socket Power/Suspend LED Battery Charge/Discharge LED Mainboard to Audio Board Connector Mainboard to USB & TV Board Connector Bluetooth Module Connector 6 Chapter 1 .

Bottom View 1 3 2 8 9 7 4 5 6 15 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 19 18 20 21 22 23 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 PJP1 PJP2 JP14 JP25 JP20 JP20 JP21 U23 JP16 JP18 JP23 JP24 DC-in Power Jack Battery Connector D-Sub CRT Connector ODD Connector Mini Card (TV-Tuner) Connector Mini Card (WLAN) Connector Mini Card (TV-Tuner) Socket North Bridge Internal Fan Connector RJ45 (LAN) Connector USB (Dual) Connectors TV-out Connector 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 JP26 JP27 JP22 SW1 JP28 JP29 U29 JP31 JP32 JP33 JP33 IEEE1394 Connector SATA HDD Connector CPU Socket Volume Control DDRII Memory Socket DDRII Memory Socket Audio Codec Controller Line-Out/Headphone/SPDIF Jackt Mic-in Jack Line-in Jack Memory Card Reader Chapter 1 7 .

Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. let us show you around your new Aspire computer. For entering data into your computer. Enables/disables the wireless function. Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. 4 5 6 7 8 8 Chapter 1 . Enables/disables the Bluetooth® function. Front View # 1 2 3 Icon Item Acer Crystal Eye Power button Wireless communication button/indicator Easy-launch buttons Bluetooth® communication button/ indicator Keyboard Touchpad Click buttons (center) Description Web camera for video communication. Turns the computer on and off. The center button functions like the middle mouse button. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication.Your Acer Notebook Tour After knowing your computer features.

9 Status indicators Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer’s functions and components.. Chapter 1 9 . Description 2 Battery indicator Indicates the computer’s battery status. 4 Microphone-in jack 5 Headphones/speaker/ line-out jack with S/PDIF support LCD display latch CIR receiver Connects to audio line-out devices (e. Launches the Empowering Technology toolbar. displays computer output. Accepts input from external microphones. "Easy-launch buttons" on page 18 Closed Front View # 1 # Icon Icon Item Item Description Power indicator Description # Icon Item Indicates the computer’s power status. Launches the Acer Arcade application.. Internal microphone for sound recording.g. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 # Item Click buttons (left and Description right) Description Microphone # Item Display screen Acer Arcade button Empowering button Speaker Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use "Easy-launch buttons" on page 18 the computer. 3 Line-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e. Receives signals from a remote control or other infrared devices. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD). Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output.g. 6 7 Slide to the right to unlock the LCD display. audio CD player. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. headphones). stereo walkman). speakers.

Formerly code named “NEWCARD. Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO). Connect to USB 2. external monitor. Icon Item 5 6 S-video/TV-out (NTSC/ PAL) port 4-pin IEEE 1394 port 7 8 9 Volume control 5-in-1 card reader Increases and decreases the volume. Connects to IEEE 1394 devices.0 or a single lane PCI Express technology that provides 500 Mbytes/sec total throughput. Note: Express Cards are third generation of PC cards. Express Cards use either USB 2. xDPicture Card (xD). Designed for both desktop and mobile use.. USB camera). USB mouse. Note: 10 PCI Express Card slot Accepts an Express Card/54 module. MultiMediaCard (MMC). LCD projector). Connects to a display device (e.g. Express Cards come in 75x54mm and 75x34mm sizes. 10 Chapter 1 .g. Memory Stick (MS). Accepts Secure Digital (SD).0 port Connects to a display device with DVI-D input (for selected models) Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network (for selected models). hot-swapable and smaller than previous PC Cards.. Express Card/54 slot means this notebook accepts 75x54mm Express Cards.Left View # 1 Icon Item Kensington lock slot Description Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. 2 External display (VGA) port 3 4 # DVI-D DVI-D port Ethernet (RJ-45) Description 2 USB 2.” Express Cards are 5mm thick like Type II PC Cards.0 devices (e. but do not use the same 86x54mm footprint.

USB mouse. Lights up when the optical drive is active. Chapter 1 11 . even after prolonged use. Connects to a phone line..Right View # 1 Icon Item 2 USB 2. 2 Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool.0 devices (e. Accepts input signals from audio/video (AV) devices (for selected models). 2 3 AV-in port Optical drive 4 5 6 7 Optical disk access indicator Optical drive eject button Emergency eject hole Modem (RJ-11) port 8 RF-in jack Accepts input signals from digital TV-tuner devices (for selected models). Internal optical drive. Rear view # 1 Icon Item DC-in jack Description Connects to an AC adapter. Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. accepts CDs or DVDs (slot-load or tray-load depending on model).0 ports Description Connect to USB 2.g. Ejects the optical disk from the drive. USB camera).

Releases the battery for removal. Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. Houses the computer’s main memory Indicators The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed. Locks the battery in position. Emits low frequency sound output. 12 Chapter 1 . Houses the computer’s hard disk (secured with screws) Enable the computer to stay cool. even after prolonged use.Base view # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Item Battery bay Battery release latch Battery lock Subwoofer Hard disk bay Ventilation slots and cooling fan Memory compartment Description Houses the computer’s battery pack.

Cap lock Lights when Cap Lock is activated NOTE: 1. mail. 2. Num lock Lights when Num Lock is activated. HDD Indicates when the hard disc or optical drive is active. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs.Icon Function Power Description Lights up when the computer is on. Fully charged: The light shows green when in AC mode. Chapter 1 13 . To set the Web browser and mail buttons. arcade buttons and an Empowering Key “ . but can be reset by users. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. Press “ “ to run the Acer Empowering Technology. Easy-Launch Buttons To the top of the keyboard there are four easy-launch buttons: Web browser. Bluetooth Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Wireless LAN Icon Function Description Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. run the Launch Manager. Battery Lights up when the battery is being charged.

Launch Button Default application Acer Empowering Technology (user-programmable) Web browser Mail Acer Arcade Internet browser (user-programmable) Email application (user-programmable) Launches the Acer Arcade application Touchpad Basics The following teaches you how to use the touchpad: q q Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor. Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button. The touchpad is sensitive to finger movements. The center (3) button to mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications. the lighter the touch.and your fingers . 14 Chapter 1 . These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. then use finger on the touchpad to drag the cursor. rest your finger on the touchpad on the second tap and drag the cursor. the better the response. Left Button (1) Click twice quickly Right Button (4) Main touchpad (2) Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking the mouse button) Tap once Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button). Click once Click and hold to move up/down/left/ right. Center button (3) q Function Execute Select Drag Click once Click and hold. Access context menu Scroll NOTE: When using the touchpad. hence. keep it . Tapping too hard will not increase the touchpad’s responsiveness.dry and clean. Press the left (1) and right (4) buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and execution functions.

cursor-control key symbols are not printed on the keys. the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively. Desired Access Number keys on embedded keypad Cursor-control keys on embedded keypad Main keyboard keys Num Lock On Type numbers in a normal manner. Type the letters in a normal manner. To simplify the keyboard legend. Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. one Windows key and twelve function keys. separate cursor keys. Hold <Shift> while using cursor-control keys. Hold <Fn> while using cursor-control keys. Scroll lock <Fn>+<F12> The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. and /). It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. *. Use this mode when you need to do a lot of numeric data entry. When Scroll Lock is on. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the arithmetic operators +. Num Lock Off Windows Keys The keyboard has one key that performs Windows-specific functions. A better solution would be to connect an external keypad. all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase. Scroll Lock does not work with some applications. When Num Lock is on. Lock Key Caps Lock Num lock <Fn>+<F11> Description When Caps Lock is on.Using the Keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad. Chapter 1 15 . Hold <Fn> while typing letters on embedded keypad. -.

<Fn>+<F2> Acer eSettings Launches the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager. <Shift>+ action. volume output. To activate hot keys. <Fn>+<F4> Sleep 16 Chapter 1 . Puts the computer in Sleep mode. + <F> Opens the Search: All Files dialog box. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of function: + <Tab> Activates next taskbar button. See “Acer Empowering Technology” on page 19. it launches the Start menu.Key Windows key Icon Description Pressed alone. + <M> Minimizes all windows. this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button. + <E> Opens the My Computer window + <F1> Opens Help and Support. it opens the application’s context menu. Hot Key <Fn>+<F1> Icon Function Hot key help Description Displays help on hot keys. press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. and the BIOS utility. Hot Keys The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like screen brightness. + <M> Undoes the minimize all windows Application key This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button. + <R> Opens the Run dialog box. <Fn>+<F3> Acer ePower Management Launches the Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology.

com/ typography/faq/faq12. <Fn>+<F6> Screen blank Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. NOTE: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. or hold <Alt Gr> and then press the<5> symbol at the upper-center of the keyboard. Returns to previous media file.Hot Key <Fn>+<F5> Icon Function Display toggle Description Switches display output between the display screen. 2. Chapter 1 17 . Please refer to www. Special Key You can locate the Euro symbol and US dollar sign at the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. <Fn>+<End> Next Jumps to next media file. Open a text editor or word processor. Either directly press the < > symbol at the bottom-right of the keyboard. Press any key to return.htm for more information. <Fn>+<x> Brightness up Increases the screen brightness. <Fn>+<z> Brightness down Decreases the screen brightness <Fn>+<Home> <Fn>+<Pg Up> <Fn>+<Pg Dn> Play/Pause Stop Previous Plays or pauses the media.microsoft. To type: The Euro symbol 1. Stops the media playing. <Fn>+<F7> Touchpad toggle Turns the internal touchpad on and off. external monitor (if connected) and both. <Fn>+<F8> Speaker toggle Turns the speakers on and off.

Open a text editor or word processor.The US dollar sign 1. or hold <Shift> and then press the <4> key at the upper-center of the keyboard. 2. Either directly press the < > key at the bottom-right of the keyboard. NOTE: This function varies by the operating system version. 18 Chapter 1 .

If you do not initialize the Empowering Technology password. Empowering Technology password Before using Acer eLock Management and Acer eRecovery Management. Right-click on the Empowering Technology toolbar and select “Password Setup” to do so. you must initialize the Empowering Technology password. Acer ePower Management extends battery power via versatile usage profiles. For more information. reliably and completely. Acer eAudio Management allows you to easily control the enhanced sound effects of Dolby® Home Theater™ on your system. then click on the appropriate utility and select the Help or Tutorial function. Acer eSettings Management accesses system information and adjusts settings easily. press the < > key to launch the Empowering Technology toolbar. Chapter 1 19 . Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms. Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings conveniently. you will be prompted to do so when running Acer eLock Management or Acer eRecovery Management for the first time.Acer Empowering Technology Acer’s innovative Empowering Technology makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer notebook. Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media. Acer eRecovery Management backs up and recovers data flexibly. It features the following handy utilities: q q q q q q q q Acer eNet Management hooks up to location-based networks intelligently.

Security and safety concerns mean that Acer eNet Management does not store username and password information. Acer eNet Management can save network settings for a location to a profile. Acer eNet Management automatically detects the best settings for a new location. while offering you the freedom to manually adjust the settings to match your needs.Acer eNet Management Acer eNet Management helps you to quickly and easily connect to both wired and wireless networks in a variety of locations. 20 Chapter 1 . You also have the option to set Acer eNet Management to start automatically when you boot up your PC. as well as default printer settings. To access this utility. etc. wireless AP details. either click on the “Acer eNet Management” icon on your notebook. and automatically switch to the appropriate profile when you move from one location to another. Settings stored include network connection settings (IP and DNS settings. or start the program from the Start menu.).

” You can adjust CPU speed. Select one of the predefined power plan that is closest to what you want. A new power plan is created. AC Mode (Adapter mode) The default setting is “Maximum Performance. Power Saver. Bluetooth.Acer ePower Management Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface. FireWire (1394). Change the display and sleep settings as desired. To create new power plan 1. Select a predefined power plan and click the “ “ icon shown on the lower left-hand side. CardBus. You can also define the power plan optimized for your needs. 4. Wired LAN and Optical Device if supported. DC Mode (Battery mode) There are three pre-defined profiles . 5. Enter the name for the newly created power plan.Balanced. Click “OK“ to apply the setting. Chapter 1 21 . 3. 2. To launch it. or click on buttons to turn the following functions on/off: Wireless LAN. select Acer ePower Management from the Empowering Technology interface. LCD brightness and other settings. 6. and High Performance.

refer to the time shown in the “Remaining Battery Life” field. 22 Chapter 1 . click “More Power Options”. For additional power options.Battery status For real-time battery life estimates based on current usage.

1-channel surround sound from just 2 speakers. in vivid detail.Acer eAudio Management Acer eAudio Management allows you to easily control the enhanced sound effects of Dolby® Home Theater™ on your system. Chapter 1 23 . via Dolby Virtual Speaker technology. "Music" mode lets you enjoy your favorite tunes. Select "Movie" or "Game" mode to experience the awesome realism of 5.

If you lose the password. there will be no way to decrypt your encrypted file! Be sure to safeguard all related passwords! 24 Chapter 1 .Acer ePresentation Management Acer ePresentation Management lets you project your computer’s display to an external device or project using the hot key: Fn + F5. or you can choose to enter your won filespecific password when encrypting a file. It is conveniently integrated with Windows explorer as a shell extension for quick and easy data encryption/decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for MSN Messenger and Microsoft Outlook. If you lose both passwords. If auto-detection hardware is implemented in the system. Acer eDataSecurity Management Acer eDataSecurity Management is handy file encryption utility that protects your files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. This encryption will be used to encrypt files by default. The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a supervisor password and default encryption. NOTE: The password used encrypt a file is the unique key that the system needs to decrypt it. your system display will be automatically switched out when an external display is connected to the system. the supervisor password is the only other key capable of decrypting the file.

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USB MP3 drives. infrared (IR). and Bluetooth. you can apply locks to any of the devices. USB pen drives. To activate Acer eLock Management. parallel port. Lock(s) will immediately be set without any reboot necessary.5-inch disks only. Be sure to remember or write down your password.includes serial ports. 26 Chapter 1 . USB flash drives. IEEE 1394 disk drives and any other removable disk drives that can be mounted as a file system when plugged into the system. USB memory card readers.3. optical and floppy drives to ensure that data cannot be stolen while your notebook is unattended.Acer eLock Management Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock your removable data. Optical drive devices . a password must be set first.includes any kind of CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drives. until unlocked. Interfaces .includes USB disk drives. Once set. there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your notebook or taking your notebook to an Acer Customer Service Center. q q q q Removable data devices . Floppy disk drives . NOTE: If you lose your password. and will remain locked after rebooting.

including your Acer ezDock. To ensure the best results when recovering your system using a CD or Acer eRecovery Management. if your computer has one). The Acer eRecovery Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on your system’s HDD. Image/data backup: q Back up to HDD (set recovery point). Chapter 1 27 . q q Back up to CD/DVD. please use Acer eRecovery Management’s “System backup to optical disk” feature to burn a backup image to CD or DVD. Recover from CD/DVD. Recovery of applications and drivers. Recover from the HDD (most recent user-defined recovery point).Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer. please refer to “Acer eRecovery Management” NOTE: If your computer did not come with a Recovery CD or System CD. For more information. Image/data recovery tools: q q q Recover from a hidden partition (factory defaults). Acer eRecovery Management provides you with: q q q Password protection. User-created backups are stored on D:\ drive. detach all peripherals (except the external Acer ODD.

Acer eSettings Management
Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications and to monitor the system health status. Furthermore, Acer eSettings Management enables you to optimize your Windows operating system, so your computer runs faster, smoother and better. Acer eSettings Management also:
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Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigating. Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users.

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Getting to know your Acer Crystal Eye webcam

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Launching the Acer Crystal Eye webcam
To launch the Acer Crystal Eye webcam, double click on the Acer OrbiCam icon on the screen. OR Click Start > All programs > Acer > Crystal Eye webcam. The Acer Cyrstal Eye webcam capture window appears.

Changing the Acer Crystal Eye resolution
To change the capture resolution, click the displayed resolution button to select the desired resolution.

Using the Acer Crystal Eye as webcam
The Acer Crystal Eye is automatically selected as the capture device of any instant messenger (IM) application. To use the Acer Crystal Eye as a webcam, open the IM service, then select the video/webcam feature. You can now broadcast from your location to an IM partner anywhere in the world.

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Using the System Utilities
NOTE: The system utilities work under Microsoft Windows XP only.

Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible)
NOTE: This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook, firstStart Controlsecond monitor is connected, then ensure that the Panel Display Note: select Start, Control Panel, Display and click on Settings. Select the secondary monitor (2) icon in the Settings (2) display box and then click the check box Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process.

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Start Control Panel Display (2) Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor OK

Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four pre-defined display settings so you can view multiple windows on the same screen. To accessPrograms please go to Start > GridVista and click on Acer GridVista. Start All this function, Acer All Programs Start All Programs Acer below: You may choose any one of the four display settings indicatedGridVista

Double (vertical), Triple (primary at left), Triple (primary at right), or Quad Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible, allowing two displays to be partitioned independently. Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible, allowing two displays to be partitioned independently. AcerGridVista is simple to set up: 1. 2. 3. Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each display from the task bar. Drag and drop each window into the appropriate grid. Enjoy the convenience of a well-organized desktop.

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You can access the Launch Manager by clicking Start > All Programs > Launch Manager to start the application. Launch Manager Launch Manager allows you to set the four easy-launch buttons (see their locations mentioned in “EasyLaunch Buttons”). "Easy-launch buttons" on page 24 Start All Programs Launch Manager Chapter 1 31 .NOTE: Please ensure that the resolution setting of the second monitor is set to the manufacturer's Note: recommended value.

Intel AC97 CNR Specification. IEEE 1394 1.2 GHz / 2. 2.0a. press F2 to enter BIOS then enable boot from LAN function.0. supporting AMD HyperTransport® technology (for selected models) Mobile AMD Sempron™ 3500+/3600+/3800+ (1. PC Card 95 (PCMCIA 3.2 GHz.3 GHz / 2. Simple Boot Flag 1.944~1.0. reboot the laptop. power off the system and remove the HDD. Then you will see the PXE version displayed on screen.8/ 2.6 GHz GHz.3V CPU Fan True Value Table TEST Condition: 35W@Ambient 35 degree C CPU Temperature Core 0 86 88 91 95 Core 1 86 88 91 95 Fan Speed (rpm) 3700 3450 3150 2800 Acoustic Level (dBA) 39 36. 512/256/ 256KB L2 cache). System/HDD Password Security Control. supporting AMD HyperTransport® technology (for selected models) Core logic CPU package CPU core voltage North Bridge NVIDIA nForce® 630M chipset S1 Socket package CPU with 638-pin Lindless Micro PGA package 0. PnP BIOS 1.0. PC99a and Mobile PC2001 Compliant.01 Flash ROM 512KB 32-pin PLCC ACPI 1. SMBIOS 2. BIS 1.0 (Boot Integrity Service Application Program Interface).0.2.14 / PhoenixBIOS ver 1. Second Level Cache Item Cache controller Cache size 1st level cache control 2st level cache control Built-in CPU 2MB Always enabled Always enabled Specification 32 Chapter 1 .5 34. PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification.1/2. Boot Block.0 Compliant Device).8 GHz / 1.5 31 BIOS Item BIOS vendor BIOS Version BIOS ROM type BIOS ROM size BIOS package Supported protocols Specification Phoenix TrustedCore / PhoenixBIOS Phoenix TrustedCore ver 1. IrDA 1.0/2. WfM 2. Last.0 GHz / 1.Hardware Specifications and Configurations Processor Item CPU type Specification AMD Turion™ 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology TL-66 / TL-64 / TL-60 / TL-56 / TL-52 (1 MB L2 cache. PXE (Preboot Execution Environment).0. INT 13h Extensions. Intel Enhanced SpeedStep Technology Set by setup manual BIOS password control NOTE: If you need to check PXE version. PCI 2.0.4. After that.0/3.0b/2. USB/1394 CD-ROM Boot Up support. USB1.

8V and 0.Second Level Cache Item Cache scheme control Fixed in write-back Specification System Memory Item Memory controller Memory size DIMM socket number Supports memory size per socket Supports maximum memory size Supports DIMM type Supports DIMM Speed Supports DIMM voltage Supports DIMM package Memory module combinations Specification North Bridge NVIDIA® MCP67-MV (Single chip) 0MB (no on-board memory) 2 sockets 2GB 4GB (by two 1024MB SO-DIMM module) DDR 2 Synchronous DRAM 667 MHz 1.9V 200-pin soDIMM You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they match the above specifications. Memory Combinations Slot 1 0MB 0MB 0MB 0MB 0MB 128MB 128MB 128MB 128MB 128MB 256MB 256MB 256MB 256MB 256MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 1024MB 1024MB 1024MB 1024MB 1024MB 1024MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1024MB 2048MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1024MB 2048MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1024MB 2048MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1024MB 2048MB 0MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1024MB 2048MB Slot 2 128MB 256MB 512MB 1024MB 2048MB 256MB 384MB 640MB 1152MB 2176MB 384MB 512MB 768MB 1280MB 2304MB 640MB 768MB 1024MB 1536MB 2560MB 1024MB 1152MB 1280MB 1536MB 2048MB 3072MB Total Memory Chapter 1 33 .

You may combine DIMMs with various capacities to form other combinations. On above table. available Dedicated Max. the configuration of slot 1 and slot 2 could be reversed. System VRAM and VBIOS Options eSetting System Memory 512Mb VBIOS Option in BIOS/ CMOS 128MB 256MB 512MB 1024MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 2048MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 4096MB 128MB 256MB 512MB VRAM size Dedicated Max. available Dedicated Max.92 Specification 34 Chapter 1 . available 128MB 192MB 256MB 320MB 512MB 576MB 128MB 383MB 256MB 511MB 512MB 767MB 128MB 895MB 256MB 1023MB 512MB 1279MB 128MB 1919MB 256MB 2047MB 512MB 2303MB 4096MB 2303MB 4096MB 4096MB 2047MB 4096MB 4096MB 1919MB 4096MB 2048MB 1279MB 2048MB 2048MB 1023MB 2048MB 2048MB 895MB 2048MB 1024MB 767MB 1024MB 1024MB 511MB 1024MB 1024MB 383MB 1024MB 512MB 578MB 512MB 512MB 320MB 512MB System memory size 512MB VRAM size 192MB OS System memory size 512MB LAN Interface Item Chipset Supports LAN protocol LAN connector type LAN connector location Features Broadcom 5787 10/100/1000 Ethernet Giga LAN RJ45 Left side Integrated 10/100/1000 BASE-T transceiver Wake on LAN support compliant with ACPI 2. available Dedicated Max. available Dedicated Max.Above table lists some system memory configurations.2 Specification Modem Interface Item Data modem data baud rate (bps) Supports modem protocol 56K V. available Dedicated Max. available Dedicated Max. available Dedicated Max. available Dedicated Max. available Dedicated Max. available Dedicated Max.0 PCI v2. available Dedicated Max.

Ultra DMA mode-5 100 MB/Sec.11a/b/g/n Item Chipset Data throughput Protocol Interface 11~54 Mbps 802.1 (Upgradeable to Bluetooth 1. USB 1. media transfer rate (disk-buffer. Mbytes/s) Data transfer rate (host~buffer. ATA-6 350 100 MB/Sec.2 when SIG specification is ratified).0+EDR 723 bps (full speed data rate) Bluetooth 1.1 USB Wireless Module 802. Ultra DMA mode-5 100 MB/Sec. Mbytes/s) 1 5400 RPM 1 5400 RPM 1 4200 RPM Performance Specifications 2048KB ATA/ATAPI-6.Modem Interface Item Modem connector type Modem connector location RJ11 Right side Specification Bluetooth Interface Item Chipset Data throughput Protocol Interface Connector type Specification Broadcom Bluetooth® 2. ATA-6 350 8192KB ATA/ATA-6.11a+b+g/802. ATA-6 372 8192KB ATA/ATAPI-6. Ultra DMA mode-5 DC Power Requirements Chapter 1 35 .11b+g PCI Specification Broadcom 4311/4312 or Atheros XB63 Hard Disk Drive Interface Item Vendor & Model Name HGST HTS541680J9SA00 Seagate ST980811AS Toshiba MK8037GSX WD WD800BEVS22RST0 HGST HTS541612J9SA00 Seagate ST9120822AS Toshiba MK1237GSX WD WD1200BEVS22RST0 HGST HTS541616J9SA00 Seagate ST9160821AS Toshiba MK1637GSX WD WD1600BEVS22RST0 Toshiba MK2035GSS Capacity (MB) Bytes per sector Data heads 80000 512 2 120000 512 3 (for Hitachi and Seagate) 4 (for Toshiba) 1 5400 RPM 160000 512 4 (for Hitachi) 3 (for Seagate) 200000 512 Drive Format Disks Spindle speed (RPM) Buffer size Interface Max. Ultra DMA mode-5 100 MB/Sec. ATA-6 350 8192KB ATA/ATA-6.11a+b+g+Draft-n/802.

CD-ROM XA.1) 7.7mm Tray DL 8X AD-7530A TOSHIBA HD-DVD Drive 12.7mm Tray TS-L802A With CD Diskette Sustained: Max 3. Reads data in each DVD-ROM and DVD-R (Ver.5% 5V(DC) +/. Reads and writes in each DVD+R/RW (Ver.7mm Tray DVR-K17RS PANASONIC Super-Multi Drive 12.5% 5V(DC) +/.7mm Tray DL 8X DS-8A1P HLDS Super-Multi Drive 12.Hard Disk Drive Interface Item Voltage tolerance 5V(DC) +/.7mm Tray 24X GCC-T10N SONY COMBO 12.7mm Tray 24X CRX880A LF PIONEER Super-Multi Drive 12.1) Load: Manual Release: (a) Electrical Release (Release Button) (b) Release by ATAPI command (c) Emergency Release 5 V +/. 2.7mm Tray LabelFlash 8X GSA-T20N SONY Super-Multi Drive 12.5 % (Operating) With DVD Diskette Sustained: Max 10.8Mbytes/sec Performance Specification Transfer rate (KB/sec) Buffer Memory Interface Applicable disc format Loading mechanism Power Requirement Input Voltage Audio Interface Item Audio Controller Audio onboard or optional Mono or Stereo Resolution Compatibility Sampling rate Internal microphone Internal speaker / Quantity Supports PnP DMA channel Supports PnP IRQ Realtek ALC268 Built-in Stereo 18 bit stereo full duplex HD audio Interface.7mm Tray DL 8X UJ-850 PHILIPS Super-Multi Drive 12. S/PDIF output for PCM or AC-3 content 1Hz resolution VSR (Variable Sampling Rate) Yes Yes/2 (2W speakers) DMA channel 0 DMA channel 1 IRQ10. Reads standard CD-DA 4. Reads data in each CD-ROM.0 for Authoring) 8. Video CD. IRQ11 Specification 36 Chapter 1 .5% DVD-Dual Interface Item Vendor & model name Specification HLDS COMBO 12.5% 5V(DC) +/. Reads data in Photo CD (single and Multi-session) 3. 1. DVD-RW and DVD+R/RW (Ver1. 2. CD-1. Reads and writes CD-RW discs 6.0 for general). Reads and writes CD-R discs 5.6Mbytes/sec 2MB Enhanced IDE(ATAPI) compatible Support disc formats 1. CD-Extra and CD-Text 2. Reads and writes in each DVD-R (Ver.

Audio Interface
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USB Port
Item Chipset USB Compliancy Level OHCI Number of USB port Location Serial port function control Built-in ICH8M 2.0 USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 Host controller 4 One on the left side; three on the rear side Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup Specification

PCMCIA Port
Item PCMCIA controller Supports card type Number of slots Access location Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port Supports 32 bit CardBus TI PCI 7412 Type-II One type-II Left side No ZV support Yes Specification

System Board Major Chips
Item Core logic LAN USB 2.0 Super I/O controller MODEM Bluetooth Wireless LAN PCMCIA Audio
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Controller North Bridge NVIDIA MCP67-MV (Single chip) Realtek RTL8211B Built in ICH8M NS 87383 Connexant MDC 1.5 Card Broadcom 2045 Bluetooth® 2.0+EDR Broadcom 4311/4312 or Atheros XB63 Fox BRM 4311 Minicard BG TI PCI 7412 Realtek ALC268

Keyboard
Item Keyboard controller Total number of keypads Windows logo key Internal & external keyboard work simultaneously KB926 88-/89-key Yes Plug USB keyboard to the USB port directly: Yes Specification

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Item Vendor & model name Specification BATTERY PANASONIC LI-ION 6CELLS BATTERY SANYO LI-ION 6CELLS BATTERY SIMPLO LI-ION 6CELLS BATTERY SONY LI-ION 6CELLS BATTERY PANASONIC LI-ION 8CELLS BATTERY SANYO LI-ION 8CELLS BATTERY SIMPLO LI-ION 8CELLS BATTERY SONY LI-ION 8CELLS Li-ion 2000 mAH or 2400 mAH 6 cell or 8cell 9 cells in series, 2 series in parallel 14.8V 16.8+-0.2v

Battery Type Pack capacity Number of battery cell Package configuration Normal voltage Charge voltage

LCD 15.4” inch
Item Vendor & model name LPL LP154WX4TLB2 (G) 17 inches 304.1x228.1 1440x900 WXGA+ 0.297x0.297 R.G.B. Vertical Stripe Normally White 300 N/A 300 8 +3.3V Typ. 5.6/5.7 550 317.3x242.0x6. 0 1 channel LVDS 262K colors (RGB 6-bit data driver) 40/40 10/30 Specification CMO N154I2L05 GLARE 17 inches 304.1x228.1 1440x900 WXGA+ 0.099x0.297 R.G.B. Vertical Stripe Normally White 300 N/A 300 8 +3.3V 3.96 570 317.3x242.0x5. 9 1 channel LVDS 262,144 AUO B154EW02 V7(G) 17 inches 304.1x228.1 1440x900 WXGA+ 0.297x0.297 R.G.B. Vertical Stripe Normally White 300 70 250 8 3.3V N/A 600 317.3x242.0x6. 5 1 channel LVDS 262,144 R.G.B. Vertical Stripe Normally White 300 70 250 8 3.3V N/A 600 317.3x242.0x6. 5 1 channel LVDS 262,144 1440x900 WXGA+ SAMSUNG LTN154AT01001(G) 17 inches

Screen Diagonal (mm) Active Area (mm) Display resolution (pixels) Pixel Pitch Pixel Arrangement Display Mode Typical White Luminance (cd/m2) also called Brightness Luminance Uniformity Contrast Ratio Response Time (Optical Rise Time/Fall Time)msec Nominal Input Voltage VDD Typical Power Consumption (watt) Weight Physical Size(mm) Electrical Interface Support Color

Viewing Angle (degree) Horizontal: Right/Left Vertical: Upper/Lower 45/45 15/35 40/40 20/40 40/40 20/40

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rms) Output voltage frequency (k Hz) Darfon/V189-301GP N/A 9~21 2. Individual devices such as the CPU and hard disc may be power managed in this state. OS initiated shutdown. All devices in the system are turned off completely.4” inch Item Temperature Range( ° C) Operating Storage (shipping) 0 to +50 -20 to +60 0 to +50 -25 to +60 Specification 0 to +50 -20 to +60 0 to +50 -20 to +60 LCD Inverter Item Vendor & model name Brightness conditions Input voltage (V) Input current (mA) Output voltage (V.56 (max) 780V (2000V for kick off) 6. rms) Output current (mA. System saves all system states and data onto the disc prior to power off the whole system. 47Hz to 63Hz System Power Management ACPI mode Mech. CPU set power down VGA Suspend PCMCIA Suspend Audio Power Down Hard Disk Power Down CD-ROM Power Down Super I/O Low Power mode Also called Hibernation Mode. Save to Disk (S4) 40 Chapter 1 . Off (G3) Soft Off (G2/S5) Working (G0/S0) Suspend to RAM (S3) Power Management All devices in the system are turned off completely.5 (max) 65K Hz (max) Specification AC Adapter Item Input rating Maximum input AC current Inrush current Efficiency 1. @115VAC input full load Specification 90V AC to 264V AC.7A 220A@115VAC 220A@230VAC 82% min.LCD 15.

00 GHz CPU Speed : IDE1 Model Name : ST9100824AS-(S1) IDE1 Serial Number : 3PLOLL40 ATAPI Model Name : TSSTcorpCD/DVDW TS-L632D-(SS) System BIOS Version : V1. Press <F12> during POST to enter multi-boot menu. Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 CPU Type : 2. To activate the BIOS Utility. user can change boot device without entering BIOS SETUP Utility.16 Serial Number : XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Asset Tag Number : Product Name : Manufacturer Name : Acer XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UUID : F1 Help Esc Exit Select Item Select Menu F5/F6 Change Values Enter Select Sub-Menu F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit Chapter 2 41 . However.22.47. press m during POST (when “Press <F2> to enter Setup” message is prompted on the bottom of screen).73. please set the parameter to “enabled”. and you do not need to run this utility.Chapter 2 System Utilities BIOS Setup Utility The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/ Output System).02 KBC Version : 08. Please also refer to Chapter 4 Troubleshooting when problem arises. you may need to run Setup. If you want to change boot device without entering BIOS Setup Utility. if you encounter configuration problems. Press m to enter setup.14 VGA BIOS Version : 5. Your computer is already properly configured and optimized. In this menu. The default parameter of F12 Boot Menu is set to “disabled”.

Security. 42 Chapter 2 . To choose a parameter. A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. use the cursor up/down keys (wy). and Exit. Please note that system information is subject to different models. you can load default settings by pressing t. NOTE: You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in square brackets. Boot. Advanced. Read this carefully when making changes to parameter values. there are five menu options: Information. there are six menu options: Information. You can also press u to save any changes made and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. Press e to expand this item. To change the value of a parameter. For the AS7250/G model. In any menu. use the cursor left/right keys (zx). Press ^ while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu. Security. and Exit. Follow these instructions: q q q q q q To choose a menu. Help for parameters are found in the Item Specific Help part of the screen. Navigation keys for a particular menu are shown on the bottom of the screen. Main.Navigating the BIOS Utility For the AS7220 model. press por q. Main. Boot.

Information Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 CPU Type : 2.14 VGA BIOS Version : 5.00 GHz CPU Speed : IDE1 Model Name : ST9100824AS-(S1) IDE1 Serial Number : 3PLOLL40 ATAPI Model Name : TSSTcorpCD/DVDW TS-L632D-(SS) System BIOS Version : V1.22.AS7220 Model BIOS Screens See the following sections for descriptions of the BIOS screens on the AS7220 model laptops.47.73.16 Serial Number : XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Asset Tag Number : Product Name : Manufacturer Name : Acer XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UUID : F1 Help Esc Exit Select Item Select Menu F5/F6 Change Values Enter Select Sub-Menu F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit NOTE: The system information is subject to different models Chapter 2 43 .02 KBC Version : 08.

This will be visible only when an internal LAN device is present. This field displays the KBC version of the system. This field displays the serial number of HDD installed on the primary IDE master. This field shows the model name of HDD installed on the primary IDE master. This field displays the VGA firmware version of the system. Parameter CPU Type / CPU Speed IDE1 Model Name IDE1 Serial Number ATAPI Model Name System BIOS Version VGA BIOS Version KBC Version Serial Number Asset Tag Number Product Name Manufacturer Name UUID Description This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system. .The table below describes the parameters in this screen. This field displays the asset tag number of the system. Displays the system BIOS version. UUID=32bytes 44 Chapter 2 . The hard disk drive or optical drive model name is automatically detected by the system. This field shows product name of the system. This field displays the serial number of this unit. This field shows the model name of devices installed on the secondary IDE master. This field displays the manufacturer of this system.

<Shift-Tab>. and also includes basic setup parameters. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters. Chapter 2 45 . Actual values may differ. Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit Item Specific Help System Time : System Date : System Memory : Extended Memory : VGA Memory : Quiet Boot : Power on Display : Network Boot : F12 Boot Menu : D2D Recovery : [19:03:49] [10/17/2007] 633 KB 1022 MB 256 MB [Enabled] [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] Shows system base memory size Shows extended memory size <Tab>. or <Enter> selects field.Main The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. F1 Help Esc Exit Select Item Select Menu F5/F6 Change Values Enter Select Sub-Menu F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit NOTE: The screen above is for your reference only.

the system will detect if any display device is connected on external video port. Option: Enabled or Disabled Option: Disabled or Enabled Option: Enabled or Disabled NOTE: The sub-items under each device will not be shown if the device control is set to disable or auto. If any external display device is connected. Disabled: Customer Logo is not displayed.The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Shows the VGA memory size. and Summary Screen is enabled. This field reports the total memory size in the system. disables Boot Menu during POST. Otherwise it will be in LCD only mode. Determines if Customer Logo will be displayed or not. This field reports the memory size of the system. and Summary Screen is disabled. the power on display will be in CRT (or projector) only mode. The hours are displayed with 24-hour format. 46 Chapter 2 . Option: Auto or Both Network Boot F12 Boot Menu D2D Recovery Enables. Sets the system date. Parameter System Time System Date System Memory Extended Memory VGA Memory Quiet Boot Description Sets the system time. shows Summary Screen is disabled or enabled. Memory size is fixed to 633KB. Enables. Enabled: Customer Logo is displayed. disables the system boot from LAN (remote server). Format/Option Format: HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second) System Time Format MM/DD/YYYY (month/day/ year) System Date Option: Enabled or Disabled Power on Display Auto: During power process. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. This is because the user is not allowed to control the settings in these cases. disables D2D Recovery function. Enables. The function allows the user to create a hidden partition on hard disc drive to store operation system and restore the system to factory defaults. Both: Simultaneously enable both the integrated LCD screen and the system’s external video port (for an external CRT or projector).

Disabled. Enabled: User controls port configuration. Information Main Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility Advanced Security Boot Exit Item Specific Help Infrared Port (FIR): [Enabled] Configure Infrared Port using options: [Disabled] No configuration [Enabled] User configuration [Auto] BIOS or OS chooses configuration (OS Controlled) Displayed when controlled by OS F1 Help Esc Exit Select Item Select Menu F5/F6 Change Values Enter Select Sub-Menu F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Option Enabled. OS Controlled: This is displayed when port configuration is controlled by the OS. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. disables the Infrared port. Parameter Infrared Port (FIR) Description Enables.Advanced The Advanced screen displays advanced settings in BIOS. Auto: BIOS or OS controls port configuration. Auto or OS Controlled Chapter 2 47 .

F1 Help Esc Exit Select Item Select Menu F5/F6 Change Values Enter Select Sub-Menu F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit 48 Chapter 2 .Security The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. It can be used to boot up when Password on boot is enabled. Information Main Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility Advanced Security Boot Exit Item Specific Help Supervisor Password is : User Password is : SATA HDD Password is: Set Supervisor Password: Set User Password: Set SATA HDD Password Password on Boot : Clear Clear Clear [Enter] [Enter] [Enter] [Disabled] Supervisor Password controls access of the whole setup utility.

5. The password length can not exceed 8 alphanumeric characters (A-Z. this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. the computer sets the Supervisor Password parameter to “Set”. After setting the password. The user can not either enter the Setup menu nor change the value of parameters. Defines whether a password is required or not while the events defined in this group happened. Shows the setting of the hard disk password. Parameter Supervisor Password is User Password is HDD Password Set Supervisor Password Description Shows the setting of the Supervisor password Shows the setting of the user password. Press Enter to set the user password. 0-9. Chapter 2 49 . Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. The following sub-options are all requires the Supervisor password for changes and should be grayed out if the user password was used to enter setup. press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.The table below describes the parameters in this screen. The user can enter Setup menu only and does not have right to change the value of parameters. Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. you have three tries before the system halts. Press Enter to set the supervisor password. If desired. IMPORTANT: Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen. user. Press Enter to set the hard disk password. not case sensitive). Setting a Password Follow these steps as you set the supervisor. When you are done. this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. If you forget your password. The Set Supervisor Password box appears: 2. or hard disk password: 1. When set. you may have to return your notebook computer to your dealer to reset it. Retype the password in the “Confirm New Password” field. you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter. a-z. Type a password in the “Enter New Password” field. Option Clear or Set Clear or Set Clear or Set Set User Password Set SATA HDD Password Password on Boot Disabled or Enabled NOTE: When you are prompted to enter a password. When user password is set. Press e. Don’t forget your password. When set. this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. The user can not either enter the Setup menu nor change the value of parameters. 3. 4.

When you are done. 4. 50 Chapter 2 . Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e. 6. press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. Changing a Password 1. When you have changed the settings. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. 3. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. 5. If desired. press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. If the verification is OK. Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. you can enable the Password on boot parameter. Press e. The password setting is complete after the user presses u. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e. Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears: 2.Removing a Password Follow these steps: 1. After setting the password. The computer then sets the Supervisor Password parameter to “Clear”. 3. 4. Press e twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields. the computer sets the Supervisor Password parameter to “Set”. the screen will display as following. The Set Supervisor Password box appears: 2.

Chapter 2 51 . the screen will display the following message.If the current password entered does not match the actual current password. the screen will show you the Setup Warning. If the new password and confirm new password strings do not match.

Press <Esc> to escape the menu. and the CD-ROM in module bay.0529 4: USB HDD : 5: USB CDROM : 6: USB FDC : 7: USB KEY : Use < > or < > to select a device. Information Main Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility Advanced Security Boot Exit Item Specific Help Boot priority order: 1: IDE CDROM : TSSTcorpCD/DVDW TS-L632D-( 2: IDE HDD: ST9100824AS-(S1) 4: PCI LAN : NVIDIA Boot Agent 232.Boot This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. F1 Help Esc Exit Select Item Select Menu F5/F6 Change Values Enter Select Sub-Menu F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit 52 Chapter 2 . the onboard hard disk drive. Bootable devices includes the diskette drive in module bay. or <F5> to move it down the list. then press <F6> to move it up the list.

Save Setup Data to CMOS. Information Main Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) setup Utility Advanced Security Boot Exit Item Specific Help Exit Saving Changes Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. Load default values for all SETUP item. Parameter Exit Saving Changes Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes Description Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. Exit utility without saving setup data to CMOS. F1 Help Esc Exit Select Item Select Menu F5/F6 Change Values Enter Execute Command F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Chapter 2 53 . Load previous values from CMOS for all SETUP items.Exit The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use.

00 GHz CPU Speed : IDE1 Model Name : ST9100824AS-(S1) IDE1 Serial Number : 3PLOLL40 ATAPI Model Name : TSSTcorpCD/DVDW TS-L632D-(SS) System BIOS Version : V1.22.73.02 KBC Version : 08.14 VGA BIOS Version : 5.16 Serial Number : XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Asset Tag Number : Product Name : Manufacturer Name : Acer XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UUID : F1 Help Esc Exit Select Item Select Menu F5/F6 Change Values Enter Select Sub-Menu F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit NOTE: The system information is subject to different models 54 Chapter 2 .AS7250/G Model BIOS Screens See the following sections for descriptions of the BIOS screens on the AS7250 and AS7250G model laptops. Information Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 CPU Type : 2.47.

This field shows the model name of HDD installed on the primary IDE slave.The table below describes the parameters in this screen. This field displays the serial number of this unit. UUID=32bytes Chapter 2 55 . This field shows product name of the system. . This field displays the manufacturer of this system. This field shows the model name of devices installed on the secondary IDE master. This will be visible only when an internal LAN device is present. This field shows the serial number of devices installed on the secondary IDE master. The hard disk drive or optical drive model name is automatically detected by the system. This field shows the model name of HDD installed on the primary IDE master. This field displays the asset tag number of the system. The hard disk drive or optical drive model name is automatically detected by the system. Parameter CPU Type / CPU Speed HDD Model Name (PM) HDD Serial Number HDD Model Name (PS) HDD Serial Number ATAPI Model Name ATAPI Serial Number System BIOS Version VGA BIOS Version Serial Number Asset Tag Number Product Name Manufacturer Name UUID Description This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system. Displays the system BIOS version. This field displays the serial number of HDD installed on the primary IDE slave. This field displays the serial number of HDD installed on the primary IDE master. This field displays the VGA firmware version of the system.

Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit Item Specific Help System Time : System Date : System Memory : Extended Memory : VGA Memory : Quiet Boot : Power on Display : Network Boot : F12 Boot Menu : D2D Recovery : [19:03:49] [10/17/2007] 633 KB 1022 MB 256 MB [Enabled] [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] Shows system base memory size Shows extended memory size <Tab>. Actual values may differ. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters. and also includes basic setup parameters. <Shift-Tab>. or <Enter> selects field. F1 Help Esc Exit Select Item Select Menu F5/F6 Change Values Enter Select Sub-Menu F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit NOTE: The screen above is for your reference only.Main The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. 56 Chapter 2 .

Parameter System Time System Date System Memory Extended Memory Video Memory Quiet Boot Description Sets the system time. disables D2D Recovery function. Shows the video memory size. and Summary Screen is disabled. disables the system boot from LAN (remote server). This is because the user is not allowed to control the settings in these cases. Enables. Enabled: Customer Logo is displayed.The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Disabled: Customer Logo is not displayed. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. This field reports the total memory size in the system. Memory size is fixed to 634KB. Determines if Customer Logo will be displayed or not. Option: Enabled or Disabled Option: Disabled or Enabled Option: Enabled or Disabled NOTE: The sub-items under each device will not be shown if the device control is set to disable or auto. The function allows the user to create a hidden partition on hard disc drive to store operation system and restore the system to factory defaults. Format/Option Format: HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second) System Time Format MM/DD/YYYY (month/day/ year) System Date Option: Enabled or Disabled Network Boot F12 Boot Menu D2D Recovery Enables. The hours are displayed with 24-hour format. and Summary Screen is enabled. Sets the system date. shows Summary Screen is disabled or enabled. disables Boot Menu during POST. This field reports the memory size of the system. Enables. Chapter 2 57 .

It can be used to boot up when Password on boot is enabled. F1 Help Esc Exit Select Item Select Menu F5/F6 Change Values Enter Select Sub-Menu F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit 58 Chapter 2 .Security The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Information Main Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility Advanced Security Boot Exit Item Specific Help Supervisor Password is : User Password is : SATA HDD Password is: Set Supervisor Password: Set User Password: Set SATA HDD Password Password on Boot : Clear Clear Clear [Enter] [Enter] [Enter] [Disabled] Supervisor Password controls access of the whole setup utility.

this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. Parameter Supervisor Password is User Password is HDD 0 Password HDD 1 Password Set Supervisor Password Description Shows the setting of the Supervisor password Shows the setting of the user password.The table below describes the parameters in this screen. 0-9. Press Enter to set the user password. Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. The user can not either enter the Setup menu nor change the value of parameters. Shows the setting of the hard disk 0 password. The Set Supervisor Password box appears: 2. this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. Option Clear or Set Clear or Set Clear or Set Clear or Set Set User Password Set HDD 0 Password Set HDD 1 Password Password on Boot Disabled or Enabled NOTE: When you are prompted to enter a password. this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. The user can enter Setup menu only and does not have right to change the value of parameters. not case sensitive). or hard disk password: 1. The following sub-options are all requires the Supervisor password for changes and should be grayed out if the user password was used to enter setup. Press Enter to set the hard disk 1 password. The password length can not exceed 8 alphanumeric characters (A-Z. The user can not either enter the Setup menu nor change the value of parameters. Don’t forget your password. user. a-z. When set. If you forget your password. Defines whether a password is required or not while the events defined in this group happened. you may have to return your notebook computer to your dealer to reset it. Shows the setting of the hard disk 1 password. Press Enter to set the supervisor password. Retype the password in the “Confirm New Password” field. When user password is set. this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. Press Enter to set the hard disk 0 password. When set. you have three tries before the system halts. When set. Chapter 2 59 . Type a password in the “Enter New Password” field. The user can not either enter the Setup menu nor change the value of parameters. Setting a Password Follow these steps as you set the supervisor.

the computer sets the Supervisor Password parameter to “Set”. The computer then sets the Supervisor Password parameter to “Clear”. Press e. The Set Supervisor Password box appears: 2. press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. 5. 3. you can enable the Password on boot parameter. 60 Chapter 2 . press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e. 4. If desired. When you have changed the settings. When you are done. After setting the password. 6. 4. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. 5. the computer sets the Supervisor Password parameter to “Set”. Changing a Password 1. Press e. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e. 3.IMPORTANT: Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen. Removing a Password Follow these steps: 1. The Set Supervisor Password box appears: 2. 4. If desired. When you are done. 3. Press e twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields. After setting the password. press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key.

The password setting is complete after the user presses u. If the current password entered does not match the actual current password. Chapter 2 61 . the screen will display as following. the screen will show you the Setup Warning.If the verification is OK. If the new password and confirm new password strings do not match. the screen will display the following message.

Press <Esc> to escape the menu.Boot This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. and the CD-ROM in module bay. Bootable devices includes the diskette drive in module bay. then press <F6> to move it up the list. the onboard hard disk drive. F1 Help Esc Exit Select Item Select Menu F5/F6 Change Values Enter Select Sub-Menu F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit 62 Chapter 2 . or <F5> to move it down the list.0529 4: USB HDD : 5: USB CDROM : 6: USB FDC : 7: USB KEY : Use < > or < > to select a device. Item Specific Help Boot priority order: 1: IDE CDROM : TSSTcorpCD/DVDW TS-L632D-( 2: IDE HDD: ST9100824AS-(S1) 4: PCI LAN : NVIDIA Boot Agent 232.

Item Specific Help Exit Saving Changes Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. Parameter Exit Saving Changes Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes Description Press Enter to exit the utility and save your changes to CMOS. Press Enter to load default values for all setup parameters. Press Enter to exit the utility without saving setup data to CMOS.Exit The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. F1 Help Esc Exit Select Item Select Menu F5/F6 Change Values Enter Execute Command F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Press Enter to save setup data to CMOS. Chapter 2 63 . Press Enter to load previous values from CMOS for setup parameters.

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When you remove the stripe cover. To disassemble the computer. please be careful not to scrape the cover.Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for maintenance and troubleshooting. During the disassembly process. group the screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the components. you need the following tools: q q q q Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge Small Philips screw driver Philips screwdriver Plastic flat head screw driver q Tweezers NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. Chapter 3 57 .

Remove the battery pack. Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals. 3.General Information Before You Begin Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure. 2. Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system. 58 Chapter 3 . make sure that you do the following: 1.

Start Battery Pack D*5 F*1 F*1 F*2 Thermal Door Mimi Cover HDD Door B*1 D*1 F*1 H*4 System Fan ODD Module Memory HDD Bracket HDD B*4 Thermal Module Middle Cover CPU F*2 Keyboard C*2 LCD hinges to logic D*2 LCD hinges to logic C*2 on bottom side LCD Module C*8 upper case assembly to lower case assembly on bottom side C*2 upper case assembly to lower case assembly on upper side Lower Case Assembly Upper Case Assembly F*1 F*2 F*1 Modem Board Switch Board (for AS models) Media Board (for AS models) Touchpad Bracket F*1 Main Board Touchpad F*2 Touchpad FFC Lower Case Speaker Set Chapter 3 59 .Disassembly Procedure Flowchart The flowchart on the succeeding page gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. you must first remove the keyboard. if you want to remove the system board. For example. then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

4" Wireless Antenna Set LCD Cable F*8 (4 on left.5D 4.0D 3.5*4(NL) SCREW M2.5D ZK NL SCREW M 2.0L K SCREW M 2.15L K 5.5*12(NL) SCREW M2*2.4" LCD Inverter B*2 LCD Panel LCD Assembly G*2 for 15.5D 3. 4 on right) LCD Bracket Sets LCD Screw List Item A B B D E F G H I J K L M Description SCREW M2.0D 3L K 5D SCREW F 4# 5L K 4.5D ZK NL + Part Number MA000006AG0 MA0000061G0 MA0000062G0 MMCK25120G0 MA000006UG0 MA0000060G0 MA0000012G0 MAAA03032G0 MA0000005G0 MA000006C00 AM010000300 MA0000096G0 MA000002NG0 60 Chapter 3 .5*3(NL) SCREW M2.LCD Module B*4 LCD Bezel G*1 for 15" G*2 for 15.2 SCREW M2*3(NL) SCREW M2*5(Ni-NL) SCREW M M 3.5*6(NL) SCREW M2.2L K 6D NI + SCREW ICW50_CPU_T HERMAL_SCR SCREW M M 2.

Unlock the battery lock (move the battery lock to the unlock position as shown).Removing the Battery Pack 1. 2. Chapter 3 61 . Slide the battery release latch then remove the battery.

Remove the two screws fastening the HDD cover. Pull the tab to remove the HDD module in the direction of the arrow. then repeat this step). Remove the screw fastening the HDD module bracket. Detach the HDD cover from the main unit.Removing the HDD Module/Memory/Wireless LAN Card/Modem Card/System Fan/Thermal Modules/VGA Board/CPU/Keyboard and the LCD Module Removing the HDD Module 1. 2. Pop out the memory from the DIMM socket then remove it (If the notebook has two memory. Detach the thermal cover from the main unit. 3. Removing the Memory 1. 3. Remove the four screws holding the thermal cover. 4. 62 Chapter 3 . 2.

5. 2. Remove the two screws fastening the modem card and detach the modem card from the main board. Then take out the wireless LAN card from the main unit. Disconnect the two antennae from the wireless LAN card. 4. Remove the two screws fastening the wireless LAN card.Removing the Wireless LAN Card/Modem Card and TV Tuner Card 1. Then remove the modem card from the main unit. Chapter 3 63 . 3.

5. Use a flat screwdriver to release the CPU lock (Turn counter clock-wire). Then detach the CPU thermal module as shown. 4. 64 Chapter 3 . 6. 3. Remove the three screws holding the system fan. Remove the four spring screws holding the CPU thermal module.Removing the System Fan/Thermal Modules/VGA Board and CPU 1. Disconnect the fan cable from the main board. Remove the CPU from the CPU socket carefully. 2.

Removing the Keyboard and LCD Module 1. 8. 7. Turn over the keyboard as the image shows. 10. Disconnect the LCD cable and microphone cable from the main board. Remove the two screws securing the strip cover from the bottom of the notebook. Detach the LCD module from the main unit. Turn the notebook over. Remove the keyboard from the main unit. 6. Then disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board. 9. Gently pull up the keyboard to release it from the four snaps as shown. 5. Pull out the wireless LAN antennas free from the main unit as shown. 3. Chapter 3 65 . Detach the strip cover from the front side and remove it. 2. 4. Remove the four screws securing the hinges.

6.Disassembling the Main Unit Separate the Main Unit Into the Upper and the Lower Case Assembly 1. Then press the release the memory dummy card from the 5-in-1 card reader slot as shown. Remove the eight screws fastening the upper case assembly and the lower case assembly on the front side. 5. 4. Push the ODD module outwards and gently pull it out as shown. 3. Remove the nine screws fastening the upper case and the lower case assembly on the bottom. Remove the screw fastening the ODD from the bottom of the notebook. 66 Chapter 3 . Press and release the PC dummy card from the PC slot as shown. 2.

1. button board FFC. Then detach the USB cable from the USB board. 2. and LED board FFC from the main board. 3. Carefully detach the upper case assembly from the lower case assembly. Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly 1. 2. Remove the screw fastening the USB board and take out the board and its cable from the lower case. 8.7. Detach the audio board cable from the main board. Remove the audio board from the main unit. 3. Chapter 3 67 . Disconnect the USB cable from the main board. Remove the two screws fastening the audio board to the lower case. Disconnect the touchpad FFC. left speaker cable.

Detach the main board from the lower case as shown. 8. Turn the main board over. Take out the ODD board as shown. 68 Chapter 3 . Remove the screw fastening the RF board to the lower case assembly. Pull the RF board cable free from the main unit. Remove the four screws fastening the ODD board to the main board. 6. 5. 11.4. 10. Remove the subwoofer as shown. Remove the three screws fastening the subwoofer to the lower case. 12. then remove the DC-in connector from the board as shown. 7. 9. Remove the four screws fastening the main board to the lower case.

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Remove the four screws fastening the speakers. Detach the button board with FFC from the upper case as shown. Remove the two screws fastening the LED board. Remove the speakers from the upper case as shown. 70 Chapter 3 . 5. 4.Disassembling the Upper Case Assembly 1. Remove the two screws fastening the button board. 7. Detach the LED board with FFC from the upper case as shown. 6. 2. Turn the upper case over. 3.

7. 4. Remove the four screws holding the LCD to the LCD panel. 6. Remove the four screw rubbers as shown. 8. Remove the screw fastening the CCD board to the CCD bracket. Take out the CCD module from the LCD panel. 5. Detach the LCD bezel from the LCD module carefully. Then remove the four screws fastening the LCD bezel. Detach the CCD cable connector from the CCD board. 9. 3. Lift out the LCD from the LCD panel as shown. 2. Detach the two inverter cable connectors from the inverter board.Disassembling the LCD Module 1. Chapter 3 71 .

Remove the four screws fastening the left LCD bracket and detach it. Remove the four screws fastening the right LCD bracket and detach it. 72 Chapter 3 .10. Disconnect the LCD cable from the rear side of the LCD. 11. 12.

Carefully slide out the hard disk drive from the HDD case. Then remove the optical bracket from the optical disk drive.Disassembling the External Modules Disassembling the HDD Module 1. Disassembling the ODD Module 1. Remove the three screws holding the optical bracket. 2. Chapter 3 73 . two on each side. Remove the four screws holding the HDD (hard disk drive) case. 2.

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Chapter 4 Troubleshooting Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. Non-Acer products. 3. POST detects an error and displayed messages on screen. Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which page to go to. Other symptoms (i. 2. LCD display problems or others). Symptoms cannot be re-created (intermittent problems). Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible. Go To “Power System Check” on page 77 “Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on page 80 “Undetermined Problems” on page 92 “Error Message List” on page 81 “Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on page 80 Use the customer-reported symptoms and go to “Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on page 80 “Intermittent Problems” on page 91 “Undetermined Problems” on page 92 Chapter 4 75 . POST does not complete. Symptoms (Verified) Power failure (The power indicator does not go on or stay on). No beep or error codes are indicated. NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. 1.e. prototype cards. Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating the same operation.

The label can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive to fail. If the error still remains: Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested. 2. Reconnect the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module. Do the following to select the test device: 1. do the following one at a time to correct the problem. driver. Multiple labels can cause damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail. reconnect the diskette connector on the system board. A write-enabled. 2. See if CD-ROM Test is passed when the program runs to CD-ROM Test. 2. reconnect the connector on the System board. Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. The following auxiliary input devices are supported by this computer: q q Numeric keypad External keyboard Chapter 4 76 . Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. Follow the instructions in the message window. 3. Follow the instructions in the message window. 3. NOTE: Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. 3. Replace the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module. If the error still remains: 1. See if FDD Test is passed as the program runs to FDD Test. Replace the main board. drive. or diskette. Do the following to select the test device: 1. run the Keyboard Test. diagnostic diskette is required. 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. Reconnect the keyboard cables. 3. Replace the main board. If the tests detect a keyboard problem. Replace the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module. 3. If an error occurs. Replace the main board. Do not replace a non-defective FRU: 1. External CD-ROM Drive Check Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller. or CD-ROM. Reconnect the external diskette drive/DVD-ROM module. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program.System Check Procedures External Diskette Drive Check Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller. 1. If an error occurs with the internal diskette drive. If the keyboard cable connection is correct. 2. Replace the keyboard. 2.

Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the doagmpstotics program (please refer to main board). Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items. 4. “Check the Power Adapter” on page 78 “Check the Battery Pack” on page 79 If you suspect a power problem. Connect the power adapter and check that power is supplied. 3. A loose connection can cause an error. Memory check Memory errors might stop system operations. 2. then check that power is supplied by the battery pack.If any of these devices do not work. Power System Check To verify the symptom of the problem. or hang the system. Follow the instructions in the message window. 2. 3. see the appropriate power supply check in the following list: q q Chapter 4 77 . reconnect the cable connector and repeat the failing operation. Press F2 in the test items. NOTE: Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. power on the computer using each of the following power sources: 1. show error messages on the screen. Remove the battery pack. 1. Disconnect the power adapter and install the charged battery pack.

replace the power adapter.Check the Power Adapter Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power adapter cable. If the operational charge does not work. see “Undetermined Problems” on page 92. go to the next step. check the power cord of the power adapter for correct continuity and installation. If the voltage is within the range. NOTE: An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate a defect. Ground 1. 78 Chapter 4 . If the problem is not corrected. If the power-on indicator does not light up. 4. do the following: q q q Replace the System board. If the voltage is not correct.5V Pin 2: 0V. See the following figure: Pin 1: +19 to +20. 3. 2. If the voltage is not correct. see “Check the Battery Pack” on page 79.

do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Reconnect the touchpad cables. 2. Chapter 4 79 . If the battery status indicator does not light up. 3. If the voltage is still less than 7. the pointer drifts on the screen for a short time. Do not replace a non-defective FRU: 1. 1. replace the battery. After you use the touchpad. Power off the computer. 4. Replace the touchpad.5 Vdc after recharging. replace the DC/DC charger board. No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time. This symptom is not a hardware problem. for both battery and adapter. use a discharged battery pack or a battery pack that has less than 50% of the total power remaining when installed in the computer. This self-acting pointer movement can occur when a slight. do the following: From Software: 1. Replace the system board. 2. 3. Touchpad Check If the touchpad doesn’t work. Re-install the battery pack.Check the Battery Pack To check the battery pack. 2. remove the battery pack and let it return to room temperature. Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery terminals 1(+) and 6(ground). See the following figure From Hardware: 3. replace the battery pack. This helps you identify first the problem is on recharging or discharging. steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. If the charge indicator still does not light up. To check the battery charge operation. confirm that if the parameters shown in the screen for Current Power Source and Total Battery Power Remaining are correct. Repeat the steps 1 and 2. Check out the Power Management in Control Panel In Power Meter. If the charge indicator still does not light up.

NOTE: Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU/Action column. Do not replace a non-defective FRU. If the symptom is not listed. the amount of memory installed. reset the computer. if the FRU replacement does not solve the problem. This index can also help you determine the next possible FRU to be replaced when servicing a computer.. Some of them display information about a hardware device. 80 Chapter 4 . The following lists the error messages that the BIOS displays on the screen and the error symptoms classified by function. The most likely cause is listed first. enter Setup and install Setup defaults or correct the error. see “Undetermined Problems” on page 92. NOTE: If the system fails after you make changes in the BIOS Setup Utility menus. e.g. Others may indicate a problem with a device.Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. such as the way it has been configured. put the original part back in the computer. NOTE: Most of the error messages occur during POST.

see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 76.Index of Error Messages Error Code List Error Codes 006 Causes: 1. Error Messages Equipment Configuration Error Error Message List Error Messages Failure Fixed Disk FRU/Action in Sequence Reconnect hard disk drive connector. Battery critical LOW In this situation BIOS will issue 4 short beeps then shut down system. see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 76.Run Setup Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn System battery is dead . CPU BIOS Update Code Mismatch 2. IDE Primary Channel Master Drive Error (THe causes will be shown before “Equipment Configuration Error”) 010 070 071 072 110 <No error code> Memory Error at xxxx:xxxx:xxxxh (R:xxxxh. Incorrect password is specified. then reboot system. Hard disk drive System board Stuck Key Keyboard error Keyboard Controller Failed Keyboard locked . then reboot system. “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility. BIOS ROM System board DIMM System board DIMM System board Replace RTC battery and Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time.Unlock key switch Monitor type does not match CMOS . no message will show. not show message. RTC battery Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time. RTC battery Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time. System board Chapter 4 81 . Unlock external keyboard Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility. then reboot system.Replace and run Setup System CMOS checksum bad . W:xxxxh) Real Time Clock Error CMOS Battery Bad CMOS Checksum Error System disabled. <No error code> Thermal critical High In this situation BIOS will shut down system.Default configuration used System timer error see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 76.

Incorrect Drive A type . DIMM System board Check the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in BIOS Setup Utility See “External Diskette Drive Check” on page 76. RTC battery System board Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.Error Message List Error Messages Real time clock error RTC battery Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time.Cache disabled CPU ID: DMA Test Failed Software NMI Failed Fail-Safe Timer NMI Failed Device Address Conflict Check the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in BIOS Setup Utility System board System board DIMM System board DIMM System board DIMM System board Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility. RTC battery System board Operating system not found Enter Setup and see if fixed disk and drive A: are properly identified. then reboot system. System board Previous boot incomplete . RTC battery System board Allocation Error for device Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility. RTC battery System board Failing Bits: nnnn DIMM BIOS ROM System board Fixed Disk n Invalid System Configuration Data I/O device IRQ conflict None BIOS ROM System board Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.run SETUP System cache error . Diskette drive Hard disk drive System board FRU/Action in Sequence 82 Chapter 4 .Default configuration used Memory size found by POST differed from CMOS Diskette drive A error Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.

Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly. FRU/Action in Sequence Power source (battery pack and power adapter).Error Message List No beep Error Messages No beep.. See “Power System Check” on page 77. See “Power System Check” on page 77. power-on indicator turns off and LCD is blank. No beep. System board. power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. But you can see POST on an external CRT. System board Speaker System board Chapter 4 83 . Reconnect the DIMM. LED board. Reconnect the LCD connector Hard disk drive LCD inverter ID LCD cable LCD Inverter LCD System board No beep. LCD inverter ID LCD cable LCD inverter LCD System board No beep.. Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly. Power source (battery pack and power adapter). power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. power-on indicator turns on and a blinking cursor shown on LCD during POST. Reconnect the LCD connectors. No beep during POST but system runs correctly.

Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes Code 02h 03h 04h 06h 08h 09h 0Ah 0Bh 0Ch 0Eh 0Fh 10h 11h 12h 13h 14h 16h 17h 18h 1Ah 1Ch 20h 22h 24h 26h 28h 29h 2Ah 2Ch 2Eh 2Fh 30h 32h 33h 36h 38h 3Ah 3Ch 3Dh 42h 45h 1-4-1-1 1-3-4-1 1-3-4-3 1-3-1-1 1-3-1-3 1-2-2-3 Beeps POST Routine Description Verify Real Mode Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) Get CPU type Initialize system hardware Initialize chipset with initial POST values Set IN POST flag Initialize CPU registers Enable CPU cache Initialize caches to initial POST values Initialize I/O component Initialize the local bus IDE Initialize Power Management Load alternate registers with initial POST values Restore CPU control word during warm boot Initialize PCI Bus Mastering devices Initialize keyboard controller BIOS ROM checksum Initialize cache before memory autosize 8254 timer initialization 8237 DMA controller initialization Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller Test DRAM refresh Test 8742 Keyboard Controller Set ES segment register to 4 GB Enable A20 line Autosize DRAM Initialize POST Memory Manager Clear 215 KB base RAM RAM failure on address line xxxx 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 Test CPU bus-clock frequency Initialize Phoenix Dispatch Manager Warm start shut down Shadow system BIOS ROM Autosize cache Advanced configuration of chipset registers Load alternate registers with CMOS values Initialize interrupt vectors POST device initialization 84 Chapter 4 .

Code 46h 48h 49h 4Ah 4Bh 4Ch 4Eh 50h 51h 52h 54h 58h 59h 5Ah 5Bh 5Ch 60h 62h 64h 66h 67h 68h 69h 6Ah 6Bh 6Ch 6Eh 70h 72h 76h 7Ch 7Eh 80h 81h 82h 83h 84h 85h 86h 87h 88h 89h 8Ah 8Bh 2-2-3-1 2-1-2-3 Beeps POST Routine Description Check ROM copyright notice Check video configuration against CMOS Initialize PCI bus and devices Initialize all video adapters in system QuietBoot start (optional) Shadow video BIOS ROM Display BIOS copyright notice Display CPU type and speed Initialize EISA board Test keyboard Set key click if enabled Test for unexpected interrupts Initialize POST display service Display prompt “Press F2 to enter SETUP” Disable CPU cache Test RAM between 512 and 640 KB Test extended memory Test extended memory address lines Jump to User Patch1 Configure advanced cache registers Initialize Multi Processor APIC Enable external and CPU caches Setup System Management Mode (SMM) area Display external L2 cache size Load custom defaults (optional) Display shadow-area message Display possible high address for UMB recovery Display error messages Check for configuration errors Check for keyboard errors Set up hardware interrupt vectors Initialize coprocessor if present Disable onboard Super I/O ports and IRQs Late POST device initialization Detect and install external RS232 ports Configure non-MCD IDE controllers Detect and install external parallel ports Initialize PC-compatible PnP ISA devices Re-initialize onboard I/O ports Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices (optional) Initialize BIOS Area Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs) Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area Test and initialize PS/2 mouse Chapter 4 85 .

two short beeps on checksum failure. Check for SMART drive (optional) Shadow option ROMs Set up Power Management Initialize security engine (optional) Enable hardware interrupts Determine number of ATA and SCSI drives Set time of day Check key lock Initialize Typematic rate Erase F2 prompt Scan for F2 key stroke Enter SETUP Clear Boot flag Check for errors POST done. One long.prepare to boot operating system One short beep before boot Terminate QuietBoot (optional) Check password (optional) Prepare Boot Initialize DMI parameters Initialize PnP Option ROMs Clear parity checkers Display MultiBoot menu Clear screen (optional) Check virus and backup reminders Try to boot with INT 19 Initialize POST Error Manager (PEM) Initialize error logging Initialize error display function Initialize system error handler PnPnd dual CMOS (optional) Initialize notebook docking (optional) Initialize notebook docking late Force check (optional) Extended checksum (optional) 86 Chapter 4 .Code 8Ch 8Fh 90h 91h 92h 93h 95h 96h 97h 98h 99h 9Ah 9Ch 9Dh 9Eh 9Fh A0h A2h A4h A8h AAh ACh AEh B0h B2h B4h B5h B6h B9h BAh BBh BCh BDh BEh BFh C0h C1h C2h C3h C4h C5h C6h C7h C8h C9h 1 1-2 Beeps POST Routine Description Initialize floppy controller Determine number of ATA drives (optional) Initialize hard-disk controllers Initialize local-bus hard-disk controllers Jump to UserPatch2 Build MPTABLE for multi-processor boards Install CD ROM for boot Clear huge ES segment register Fixup Multi Processor table Search for option ROMs.

Code D2h Beeps POST Routine Description Unknown interrupt Code E0h E1h E2h E3h E4h E5h E6h E7h E8h E9h EAh EBh ECh EDh EEh EFh F0h F1h F2h F3h F4h F5h F6h F7h 1 Beeps Initialize the chipset Initialize the bridge Initialize the CPU Initialize the system timer Initialize system I/O Check force recovery boot Checksum BIOS ROM Go to BIOS Set Huge Segment Initialize Multi Processor Initialize OEM special code Initialize PIC and DMA Initialize Memory type Initialize Memory size Shadow Boot Block System memory test Initialize interrupt vectors Initialize Run Time Clock Initialize video Initialize System Management Mode Output one beep before boot Boot to Mini DOS Clear Huge Segment Boot to Full DOS Chapter 4 87 .

LCD inverter ID LCD inverter LCD cable LCD System board Indicator-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Indicator incorrectly remains off or on.Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message LCD-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error LCD backlight doesn't work LCD is too dark LCD brightness cannot be adjusted LCD contrast cannot be adjusted Action in Sequence Enter BIOS Utility to execute “Load Setup Default Settings”. Hold and press the power switch for more than 4 seconds. System board 88 Chapter 4 . Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power System Check” on page 77. LCD inverter ID LCD cable LCD inverter LCD System board Unreadable LCD screen Missing pels in characters Abnormal screen Wrong color displayed Reconnect the LCD connector LCD inverter ID LCD cable LCD inverter LCD System board LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines displayed. then reboot system. but system runs correctly Inverter board System board Action in Sequence Reconnect the inverter board Power-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Power shuts down during operation Action in Sequence Power source (battery pack and power adapter). Keyboard (if contrast and brightness function key doesn't work). See “Power System Check” on page 77. Power source (battery pack and power adapter). Battery pack Power adapter Hard drive & battery connection board System board The system doesn’t power-on. Reconnect the LCD connectors. Battery pack Power adapter Hard drive & battery connection board System board The system doesn’t power-off. See “Power System Check” on page 77.

Internal speakers make noise or emit no sound. See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 45. LCD cover switch System board See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 45. no sound comes from the computer. Touchpad Keyboard 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 opening the LCD. PCMCIA-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error System cannot detect the PC Card (PCMCIA) PCMCIA slot pin is damaged. then reboot system. Action in Sequence Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Default Settings. PCMCIA slot assembly System board PCMCIA slot assembly Action in Sequence Memory-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Memory count (size) appears different from actual size. DIMM System board Speaker-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error In Windows. Audio driver Speaker System board Speaker System board Action in Sequence Power Management-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error The system will not enter hibernation Action in Sequence See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 45. multimedia programs. 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.Power-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Battery can’t be charged Battery pack System board Action in Sequence See “Check the Battery Pack” on page 79. See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 45. LCD cover switch System board Chapter 4 89 . Press Fn+oand see if the computer enters hibernation mode.

Press Fn+F5. see “Undetermined Problems” on page 92. Hard disk connection board System board Peripheral-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error System configuration does not match the installed devices. USB does not work correctly Print problems. Onboard Devices Configuration Run printer self-test. Device driver Device cable Device System board Keyboard/Touchpad-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Keyboard (one or more keys) does not work. Keyboard System board Touchpad does not work. Battery pack System board System hangs intermittently. External display does not work correctly. then charge battery). Action in Sequence Remove battery pack and let it cool for 2 hours. LCD/CRT/Both display switching System board System board Ensure the “Parallel Port” in the “Onboard Devices Configuration” of BIOS Setup Utility is set to Enabled. Modem-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Internal modem does not work correctly. Action in Sequence Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Default Settings”. Ensure the “Serial Port” in the Devices Configuration” of BIOS Setup Utility is set to Enabled. Reconnect touchpad cable. 90 Chapter 4 . Refresh battery (continue use battery until power off. Touchpad board System board Action in Sequence Reconnect the keyboard cable. Modem phone port modem combo board System board Action in Sequence NOTE: If you cannot find a symptom or an error in this list and the problem remains. Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM drives. Printer driver Printer cable Printer System Board Serial or parallel port device problems. then reboot system.Power Management-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Battery fuel gauge in Windows doesn’t go higher than 90%. Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM/diskette drives.

2. replace the FRU. do the following: 1. or software errors. If no error is detected. electrostatic discharge. FRU replacement should be considered only when a recurring problem exists. When analyzing an intermittent problem. If any error is detected. Run the advanced diagnostic test for the system board in loop mode at least 10 times. 3. Rerun the test to verify that there are no more errors. do not replace any FRU.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. Chapter 4 91 .

(See “Power System Check” on page 77. 5. Follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate non-defective FRU). If any problems are found. Remove or disconnect all of the following devices: q q q q q q q Non-Acer devices Printer. 6. 7. mouse. replace the FRU. replace the following FRU one at a time. NOTE: Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly. or whether the system is inoperative. Power-on the computer. and other external devices Battery pack Hard disk drive DIMM CD-ROM/Diskette drive Module PC Cards 4. If the problem does not recur. whether a short circuit is suspected. If the problem remains.): 1. NOTE: Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer. Power-off the computer. Do not replace a non-defective FRU: q q System board LCD assembly 92 Chapter 4 . which installed devices are incorrect. 3. Visually check them for damage.Undetermined Problems The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed. reconnect the removed devices one at a time until you find the failing FRU. 2. Determine if the problem has changed.

Chapter 5 Jumper and Connector Locations Top View 1 2 3 4 5 6 9 10 7 8 11 12 13 17 18 14 15 16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 JP1 JP3 JP34 JP4 T1 JP5 JP2 JP36 Keyboard Connector Button Board Connector LED Board Connector PHY RTL&11B Chip LVDS Connector Speaker (Left) Connector Speaker (Right) Connector Microphone Connector 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 JP6 U14 U15 JP9 LED1 LED2 JP13 JP11 JP12 Touchpad Connector R5C833 Chip Keyboard Controller PCI Express Card Socket Power/Suspend LED Battery Charge/Discharge LED Mainboard to Audio Board Connector Mainboard to USB & TV Board Connector Bluetooth Module Connector Chapter 5 93 .

Bottom View 1 3 2 8 9 7 4 5 6 15 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 19 18 20 21 22 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 PJP1 PJP2 JP14 JP25 JP20 JP20 JP21 U23 JP16 JP18 JP23 JP24 DC-in Power Jack Battery Connector D-Sub CRT Connector ODD Connector Mini Card (TV-Tuner) Connector Mini Card (WLAN) Connector Mini Card (TV-Tuner) Socket North Bridge Internal Fan Connector RJ45 (LAN) Connector USB (Dual) Connectors TV-out Connector 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 JP26 JP27 JP22 SW1 JP28 JP29 U29 JP31 JP32 JP33 JP33 IEEE1394 Connector SATA HDD Connector CPU Socket Volume Control DDRII Memory Socket DDRII Memory Socket Audio Codec Controller Line-Out/Headphone/SPDIF Jackt Mic-in Jack Line-in Jack Memory Card Reader 23 94 Chapter 5 .

you should follow the local government ordinance or regulations on how to dispose it properly. For ACER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS. you should check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines. Please note that WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS. your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code from those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. or follow the rules set by your regional Acer office on how to return it. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization). it will not be noted on the printed Service Guide.Chapter 6 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of Aspire 7520/7220. NOTE: To scrap or to return the defective parts. Chapter 6 95 . For whatever reasons a part number change is made.

0AH 7 01K 0FA BATTERY LI-ION 6CELLS 4KMAH SONY SY 3S2P 4.06501.024 BT.016 AP.00807.Aspire 7520/7220 FRU List Category ADAPTER ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP65KB DBFF ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP65KB DFA ADAPTER 65W 3PIN LITEON PA-165002LR ADAPTER 65W 3PIN LITEON PA-165002AC ADAPTER 90W 3PIN LITEON PA-190024AR ADAPTER 90W 3PIN LITEON PA-190004 LR ADAPTER 90W 3PIN LI SHIN SLS0202C19A20LF 90W ADAPTER 90W 3PIN DELTA ADP-90SB BBEA 90W 3P BATTERY BATTERY LI-ION 6CELLS 4KMAH BT.8MAH SIMPLO SP PA 4S2P 4.11 B/G FOXCONN ATHEROS MINI WLAN/B 802.09003.012 AP.014 BT.06503.8AH 7 01K 0FA BATTERY LI-ION 8CELLS 4.06503.011 PANASONIC PA 4S2P 4.11 A/G/N BCM4321 Foxconn (Broadcom) NI.8MAH BT.015 PANASONIC PA 3S2P 4.011 AP.0AH 7 01K 0FA BATTERY LI-ION 6CELLS 4KMAH SANYO SA 3S2P 4AH 7 01K 0FA BATTERY LI-ION 6CELLS 4KMAH SIMPLO SP PA 3S2P 4.020 BLUETOOTH BOARD 54.013 No.00604.23600.003 AP.00605.0AH 7 01K 0FA BT. Part Name and Description Acer Part No.22500.11 B/G FOXCONN BROADCOM MINI WLAN/B 802.006 AP.8MAH SANYO SA 4S2P 4. BATTERY LI-ION 8CELLS 4.00803.018 AP.011 TBD 96 Chapter 6 .AJ802.09003.00805.001 MINI WLAN/B 802.06501.8AH 7 01K 0FA BOARD MODEM BOARD FX.00607.009 AP.00603.013 AP.09001.007 NI.033 BT.8AH 7 01K 0FA BATTERY LI-ION 8CELLS 4.00804.009 BT.09001.23600.8AH 7 01K 0FA BATTERY LI-ION 8CELLS 4.010 BT.8MAH SONY SY 4S2P 4.

8MS02.004 AUDIO BOARD 17 55.005 RF BOARD USB BOARD FOR TV USB BOARD FOR W/O TV VGA BOARD-512MB NB8P-SE VGA BOARD-128MB NB8M-SE VGA BOARD-256MB NB8M-SE CABLE RJ11 CABLE 17” T/P FFC 17” BLUETOOTH CABLE 17 55.002 LED BOARD W/CABLE 17 55.003 ODD BOARD 17 55.003 55.AK602.AK602.001 50. Part Name and Description TV TUNER AVERMEDIA 01K A310 DVB-T Acer Part No.001 VG.AJ802.AK602.23100.AK602.005 Chapter 6 97 .AK602.003 USB CABLE 17 50.AJ802.001 55. TU.AK602.002 50.006 50.001 HDD BOARD 17 55.AK602.AK602.AJ802.Category No.ALX02.AK602.004 55.010 BUTTON BOARD W/CABLE 17 55.005 55.AK602.

AK602.001 CPU/PROCESSOR 98 Chapter 6 .AK602.001 PAL TO NTSC CONNECTOR SMB JACK DVB-T ANT DC-IN CABLE (65W) UMA DC-IN CABLE (90W) UMA/DIS 20.TAVV5.001 27.001 60.AKG02.AJV02.001 50. Part Name and Description RF CABLE 17 Acer Part No.006 27.011 27.TAVV5.009 50.Category No.AKG02.AK602.TAVV5.005 27.TAVV5.TAVV5.002 60.ABD02.002 42.009 27.TAVV5.AK602.AHE02.AKG02.002 27.TAVV5.TAVV5.AJE02.TAVV5.008 27.001 LOWER CASE ASSY DIS W/O TV-17 LOWER CASE ASSY DIS W/TV-17 LOWER CASE ASSY UMA W/O TV-17 LOWER CASE ASSY UMA W/TV-17 60.ABD02.002 THERMAL DOOR 17 DIS THERMAL DOOR 17 UMA 42.010 27.TAVV5.012 27.013 27.003 60.014 42.003 27.004 27.TAVV5.001 POWER CORD US 3 PIN POWER CORD EU 3 PIN POWER CORD AUS 3 PIN POWER CORD UK 3 PIN POWER CORD CHINA 3 PIN POWER CORD SWISS 3 PIN POWER CORD ITALIAN 3 PIN POWER CORD DENMARK 3 PIN POWER CORD JP 3 PIN POWER CORD SOUTH AFRICA 3 PIN POWER CORD KOREA 3 PIN POWER CORD ISRAEL 3 PIN POWER CORD INDIA 3 PIN POWER CORD TWN 3 PIN CASE/COVER/BRACKET ASSEMBLY MIDDLE COVER 17 27. 50.TAVV5.001 50.AK602.TAVV5.003 50.TAVV5.007 27.001 UPPER CASE ASSY 17 W/TP TP BRACKET FFC 60.AK602.

520 KC.25F KC.9G TMDTL58HAX5DM (TL58 Rev G2) CPU AMD Turion 64 2.58M KC.S3802.TTL02.Category No.TTL02.560 KC.0G TMDTL60HAX5CT CPU AMD Turion 64 512K+512K 2.0G SMS3600HAX3CM CPU AMD SEMPRON 2.TTL02.2G TMDMK38HAX4CM CPU AMD SEMPRON 2.0240D.TTL02.S3502.360 KC.TTL02.AK602.8G SMS3500HAX4CM CPU AMD Turion 64 512K+512K 1.S3602.005 KO.TMK02.66G KC.64G KC.25F KC.25N KC.2G SMD3800HAX3DN (Rev G2) CPU AMD Turion 64 2.0G TMDTL60HAX5DC CPU AMD Turion 64 512K+512K 2.ATK02.58G KC.TTL02.S3802.3G TMDTL66HAX5DC CPU AMD Turion 64 2.600 KC.8G AMDTK55HAX4DC (TK55 Rev G1) Acer Part No.0240E.0G TMDMK36HAX4CM CPU AMD Turion 64 1.TTL02.TTL02.2G SMD3800HAX3CM CPU AMD SEMPRON 2.530 KC.028 KO.02407.1G TMDTL62HAX5DM (TL62 Rev G2) CPU AMD Turion 64 512K+512K 1.8G TMDTL56HAX5DC CPU AMD Turion 64 1.S3602.TTL02.640 KC.8G TMDTL56HAX5CT CPU AMD Turion 64 512K+512K 2.25F KC.550 COMBO MODULE DVD/CDRW 24X COMBO MODULE 6M.TMK02.ATK02.56G KC.2G TMDTL64HAX5CT CPU AMD Turion 64 2.005 Chapter 6 99 .6G TMDTL52HAX5CT CPU AMD Turion 64 512K+512K 1.9G TMDTL58HAX5DC CPU AMD Turion 64 1.7G 2x256K 800 638 31W G-1) CPU AMD Turion 64 1.TTL02.60G KC.380 KC.25N KC.7G ATHLON AMDTK53HAX4DC (Athlon64X2 TK53 ouPGA 1.001 DVD/CDRW COMBO DRIVE SONY CRX880A VISTA DVD/CDRW COMBO DRIVE PANASONIC UJDA-780 GB LF DVD/CDRW COMBO DRIVE HLDS GCC-T10N VISTA KO.2G TMDTL64HAX5DC CPU AMD Turion 64 2. KC.TTL02. Part Name and Description CPU AMD SEMPRON 512K 1.0G SMS3600HAX3DN (Rev G2) CPU AMD SEMPRON 2.62M KC.

002 42. LF .021 KH.038 KU.08008.001 KH.AK602.033 HDD SATA 80G 5400 RPM WD WD800BEVS-22RST0 ML80 SATA LF F/ W:04.AJ802.Category No.GBASE ODD BEZEL-HD DVD ODD BRACKET 17 HDD/HARD DISK DRIVE HDD SATA 80G 5400 RPM HGST SATA HTS541680J9SA00 SURUGA-B LF F/ W: C70P HDD SATA 80G 5400 RPM SEAGATE ST980811AS SATA 8MB LF 3.AK602. Part Name and Description ODD BEZEL-COMBO Acer Part No.030 KH.AJE02.027 KU.08007.005 ODD BRACKET 17 33.005 42.002 KU.00805.7mm Tray DL 8X AD-7560A ODD BEZEL-SUPER MULTI KU.0080D.08004.0080E.ALD HDD SATA 80G 5400 RPM TOSHIBA MK8037GSX Gemini BS SATA LF F/ W:DL230J N/A KV.001 HD-DVD MODULE HD-DVD DRIVE TOSHIBA 1X HD DVD ROM TOSHIBA TS-L802A. 42.00805.01G04 100 Chapter 6 . Gbase DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE SONY 12.7mm Tray DL 8X AD-7530A LF W/O bezel EY01 PATA DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE SONY 12.010 KU.001 DVD-RW DRIVE DVD SUPER MULTI MODULE TRAY IN 6M.7mm Tray DL 8X GSA-T20N LF DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE PHILPS 12.AK602.004 ODD BRACKET 17 33.0080E.AK602.042 KU.AJ802.08001.00101.00 Tray DL 8X DVR-K17RS LF PATA GBASE DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE PIONEER FW:1.01 Tray DL 8X DVR-K17RS LF W/ O bezel PATA GBASE DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE HLDS 12.002 33.7mm Tray DL 8X PHILIPS DS-8A1P .010 KH.00809.002 DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE PIONEER FW:1.LF .

003 HDD BRACKET 17 33.12007.166 KB.01G04 HDD SATA 160G 5400RPM HGST HTS541616J9SA00 SURUGA-B LF F/ W: C70P HDD SATA 160G 5400RPM SEAGATE ST9160821AS SATA 8MB LF 3.16007.019 KH.AK602.INT00.INT00.164 KB.160 101 .138 KB.169 KB.16001.INT00.001 KH.INT00.INT00. Part Name and Description HDD SATA 120G 5400 RPM HGST SATA HTS541612J9SA00 SURUGA-B LF F/W: C70P HDD SATA 120G 5400 RPM SEAGATE ST9120822AS Venus SATA LF 3.002 KEYBOARD KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 105KS WHITE US INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 105KS WHITE ARABIC/ENGLISH KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE BELGIUM KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE CANADIAN FRENCH KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 105KS WHITE TRADITIONAL CHINESE KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE DANISH KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE DUTCH KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE FRENCH KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE GERMAN Chapter 6 KB.INT00.010 KH.INT00.168 KB. KH.006 KH.026 KH.20004.INT00.170 KB.01G04 HDD SATA 200G 4200RPM TOSHIBA MK2035GSS Gemini SATA LF F/ W:DK022A HDD DOOR 17 Acer Part No.12008.001 42.INT00.163 KB.011 KH.16008.Category No.167 KB.161 KB.INT00.ALD HDD SATA 160G 5400RPM TOSHIBA MK1637GSX Gemini BS SATA LF F/W: DL030J HDD SATA 160G 5400RPM WD WD1600BEVS-22RST0 ML80 SATA LF F/W:04.031 KH.12001.ALD HDD SATA 120G 5400RPM TOSHIBA MK1237GSX Gemini BS SATA LF F/ W:DL130J HDD SATA 120G 5400RPM WD WD1200BEVS-22RST0 ML80 SATA LF F/W:04.12004.018 KH.AK602.16004.

147 KB.17008.142 KB.143 KB.INT00.INT00.INT00.150 KB. WXGA GLARE W/ANTENNA W/O CCD LCD 17 WXGA GLARE AUO B170PW03 V4 200nits 16ms LCD 17 WXGA GLARE CMO N170C2L02 10ms 200nits LK.145 KB.INT00.AK602.INT00.005 LK. KB.INT00.155 KB.146 KB.INT00.INT00.INT00.159 KB.025 TLB1 16ms 200nits LCD 17 WXGA GLARE SAMSUNG LTN170X2-L02-H 16ms 200nits PMMA INVERTER BOARD 17 LK. Part Name and Description KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 105KS WHITE GREEK KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE HUNGARIAN KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE ITALIAN KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 105KS WHITE KOREAN KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE NORWEGIAN KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE PORTUGUESE KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 105KS WHITE RUSSIAN KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE SLO/CRO KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE SLOVAK KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE SPANISH KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE SWEDISH KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE SWISS/G KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 105KS WHITE THAILAND KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE TURKISH KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 106KS WHITE UK KEYBOARD 17KB-FV2 105KS WHITE US INTERNATIONAL HEBREW KEYBOARD 17 JP Acer Part No.140 KB.INT00.001 6M.INT00.154 KB.009 LCD 17 WXGA GLARE LPL LP171WP4.139 TBD 6M.INT00.001 102 Chapter 6 .INT00.INT00.17105.141 KB.17006.AKN02.144 KB.LK.1700D.001 LCD ASSY LCD MODULE 17 WXGA GLARE W/ANTENNA & CCD ASSY LCD MODULE 17” WXGA IMR GLARE W/ANTENNA & CCD ASSY LCD MODULE 17 IN.INT00.024 19.152 KB.INT00.003 6M.Category No.AM402.AK602.158 KB.149 KB.

AK602.AK602.AM402.AJ702.002 MAINBOARB MCP67 DISCRETE W/ CARD READER_EXPRESS CARD W/O CPU MEMORY 3rd CUT SSIC GLAN W/ REWORK MAINBOARB MCP67 DISCRETE W/ CARD READER_EXPRESS CARD W/O CPU MEMORY 3rd CUT SSIC GLAN NEW PCB MB. Part Name and Description LCD WIRESET 17 Acer Part No.3M 57.003 MB.001 MB.AM402.AK302.003 CCD MODULE 0.AK602.AM402.AK302.AK602.001 47.001 CCD BRACKET 17 LCD SCREW PAD 17 LCD SIDE RUBBER 17 LCD FRONT RUBBER 17 LCD SCREW PAD WHITE 17 LCD SIDE RUBBER WHITE 17 LCD FRONT RUBBERWHITE 17 MAINBOARD MAINBOARB MCP67 UMA 10/100 LAN W/CARD READER_EXPRESS CARD W/O CPU MEMORY MAINBOARB MCP67 UMA W/CARD READER_EXPRESS CARD W/O CPU MEMORY 3rd CUT SSIC GLAN W/ REWORK MAINBOARB MCP67 UMA W/CARD READER_EXPRESS CARD W/O CPU MEMORY 3rd CUT SSIC GLAN NEW PCB MAINBOARB MCP67 DISCRETE 10/ 100 LAN W/CARD READER_EXPRESS CARD W/O CPU MEMORY 33.AK602.003 Chapter 6 103 .AJ702.AJ702.AM402.AJ802.002 LCD BRACKET SET R&L-17 33.004 47.007 LCD COVER ASSY 17 LOGO W/MIC W/ 60.005 60.AK302.AK602.AM402.Category No.AK602.AK602.004 47. 50.003 MB.001 MB.002 MB.004 ANTENNA LCD COVER ASSY 17 IMR LOGO W/ MIC W/ANTENNA 60.003 47.001 LCD BEZEL ASSY 17 FOR CCD LCD BEZEL ASSY 17 WHITE FOR CCD 60.002 47.002 47.

5120B.5120G.007 LZ.006 FAN FAN 23.20400.014 KN.AK602.004 LZ.Category MEMORY No.007 60.019 KN.005 47.AK602.001 SUB WOOFER 23.AK602.AK602.006 47.009 23.1GB0B.AK602. KN.002 ANTENNAS ANTENNA R 17 ANTENNA L-17 MIC SET-17 ACCESSORY REMOTE CONTROLLER EU REMOTE CONTROLLER TS REMOTE CONTROLLER SC REMOTE CONTROLLER EN MISCELLANEOUS RUBBER FOOT B RUBBER FOOT C THERMAL RUBBER FOOT 47.008 23.AJ802.005 LZ.006 LZ.007 50.AK602. Part Name and Description MEMORY 512MB DDRII 667 NANYA NT512T64UH8B0FN-3C MEMORY 512MB DDRII 667 SAMSUNG M470T6554EZ3-CE6 MEMORY 512MB DDRII 667 HYNIX HYMP564S64CP6-Y5 MEMORY 1GB DDRII 667 NANYA NT1GT64U8HB0BN-3C MEMORY 1GB DDRII 667 SAMSUNG M470T2953EZ3-CE6 MEMORY 1GB DDRII 667 HYNIX HYMP512S64CP8-Y5 Acer Part No.AK602.20400.001 HEATSINK CPU THERMAL MODULE 60.008 50.006 VGA THERMAL(NB8P)-DIS VGA THERMAL(NB8M)-DIS SPEAKER SPEAKER R&L 17 60.003 104 Chapter 6 .032 KN.AK602.023 KN.AK602.AK602.20400.AJ802.1GB0G.1GB03.20400.011 KN.51203.

001 86.001 40.AJ802.AHJ02.0D 3L K 5D NI + Chapter 6 105 .M2*3 (NL) SCREW.003 86.AHJ02.M2*2.008 SCREW SCREW.M2.0D NI + CPU THERMAL SCREW ASSY SCREW.Category No.AHE02.AHJ02.AHE02.5*12 (NL) SCREW.004 86.006 86.002 86.M2.AHE02.003 86.AKN02. 47.AHJ02.5*6 (NL) SCREW. Part Name and Description THERMAL PAD-MOSFET NAME PLATE-AS7220 NAME PLATE-AS7520 Acer Part No.5D ZK NL + CR3+ SCREW.005 86.5*4 SCREW.AK602.001 86.008 40.004 86.002 86.AHJ02.AHE02.AHJ02.M2*4 (NL) SCREW.M3*4 (NL) SCREW.M M 2.M2.005 86.2 SCREW.AHE02.0L K 8.M M 2D 3. F 4# 5L K 4.

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