Aspire 5520/5220 Series Service Guide

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

modem. please read the following general information. 2. or extra memory capability). please contact your regional offices or the responsible personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details. a part number change is made. for whatever reason. your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product competitiveness. Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS. V . 1. If. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS. it will not be noted in the printed Service Guide.g. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines. This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION decided for Acer's "global" product offering.Preface Before using this information and the product it supports. These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be covered in this generic service guide. In such cases. that you should check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. add-on card.

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4" WXGA high-brightness (220-nits) Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD.20 GHz.70/1.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® solution. supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology Core logic: North Bridge NVIDIA nForce® 610M (MCP67-MV) (Single chip) Up to 2GB of DDR2 677 MHz memory. 512 KB L2 cache).80 GHz.3 GHz / 2. 2. supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology • • • • q Acer InviLink™ 802. 512 KB L2 cache).9 GHz / 1.6 GHz.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® solution. PAL/SECAM to NTSC port converter q TV-tuner cables: • q Acer DVB-T antenna (UHF/VHF reception) supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology Display and graphics q 15. q q Chapter 1 1 . supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista™ 8 ms response time NVIDIA GeForce® 8400M G with up to 1024MB of Turbocache™ (256MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM.Chapter 1 System Specifications Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Operating system q q q q Windows Vista™ Ultimate Windows Vista™ Home Premium Windows Vista™ Home Basic Windows Vista™ Starter Platform and memory q AMD Better By Design program.80 GHz. up to 768MB of share system memory). 2x 256 KB L2 cache). supporting AMD PowerNow!™ technology and AMD HyperTransport™ technology (for selected models) Mobile AMD Sempron™ 3500+ (1.20 GHz. supporting AMD HyperTransport® technology (for selected models) AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TK-53/TK-55 (1. supporting AMD PowerNow!™ technology and AMD HyperTransport™ technology (for selected models) AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology MK-36/MK-38 (2/2. 3600+/3800+ (2/2.0 GHz / 1. upgradeable to 4GB using two soDIMM modules (dualchannel support) q q TV-tuner q Acer TV-tuner options: Digital TV-tuner supporting DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting Terrestrial) standard (6 MHz to 8 MHz) TV-tuner I/O: • q RF jack for digital/analog TV antenna cable input PAL cable for digital TV input. 256 KB L2 cache) (for selected models) Acer InviLink™ 802.2 GHz /2. supporting Microsoft DirectX 9 and DirectX 10.8 GHz / 1. featuring: • AMD Turion™ 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology TL-66 / TL-64 / TL-60 / TL-58 / TL-56 / TL-52 (2x512 KB L2 cache. 1280 x 800 pixel resolution.

Internet. four cursor keys. international language support. 2. next. supporting Secure Digital (SD). 768MB of share system memory). independent US and Euro dollar sign keys. previous Empowering Key Easy-launch buttons: WLAN.5 mm (minimum) key travel Seamless touchpad with 4-way scroll button 12 function keys. media control keys Four media control keys: play/pause. Memory Stick PROTM (MS PRO). Dolby® Digital Live. Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator.264 (AVC) support (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 Audio q q Dolby®-certified surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers Dolby® Home Theater audio enhancement featuring Dolby® Digital. stop. Bluetooth. Dolby® Headphone and Dolby® Virtual Speaker technologies High Definition Audio support S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers Dolby® Digital Live and DTS Neo: PC support MS-Sound compatible Built-in microphone q q q q q Storage subsystem q q 80/120/160/200/250 GB or larger hard disk drive Optical drive options: • • • HD-DVD drive (for selected models) DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive (for selected models) DVD/CD-RW combo drive (for selected models) q 5-in-1 card reader. Acer Arcade™ Volume wheel q q q q Communication q Acer Video Conference.7 million colors (for selected models) MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability (full decode) (for selected models) WMV9 (VC-1) and H. MultiMediaCard (MMC). two Windows® keys. xD-Picture CardTM (xD) Input devices q q q 88-/89-/93-key keyboard. with inverted "T" cursor layout. embedded numeric keypad. Dolby® PRO LOGIC® II. up to 640MB of share system memory). PCI Express® NVIDIA GeForce® 7000M with up to 896MB of Turbocache™ (256MB of dedicated system memory. hotkey controls. Microsoft DirectX 9 and PCI Express (for selected models) Dual independent display support 16. email. Memory Stick® (MS). featuring: Chapter 1 2 . Microsoft DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 support.and PCI Express® (for selected models) q NVIDIA GeForce® 8600M GS with up to 1280MB of TurboCache™ technology (512MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM.

DVDivine and Acer HomeMedia Acer Crystal Eye Acer GridVista™ Acer GameZone™ Acer Launch Manager Acer Video Conference Manager Adobe® Reader® q q q q q q q q Chapter 1 3 .92 with PTT approval. eAudio . Wake-on-Ring ready q q q I/O Ports q 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 2.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection.• Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam. eSettings Management) Acer Arcade™ featuring Cinema.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) (for selected models) LAN: Gigabit Ethernet. Album. Wake-on-LAN ready Modem: 56K ITU V. AcerHomeMedia Acer Arcade Deluxe™ featuring DV Wizard. ePower. eLock. Music. Video. eRecovery. VideoMagician. supporting Acer PrimaLite™ technology (for selected models) Acer Xpress VoIP phone (for selected models) • q WLAN: Acer InviLink™ 802. eDataSecurity (for selected models). 1 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 RF-in jack (for selected models) AV-in port (for selected models) Headphones/speaker/line-out port with S/PDIF support Microphone-in jack Line-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port Modem (RJ-11) port DC-in jack for AC adapter Options and accesories q q q q q q Acer Xpress VoIP phone featuring Acer Video Conference Manager Acer Media Center remote control 512 MB. supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology WPAN: Bluetooth® 2. SportsCap. ePresentation.

0 Environment q One-year International Travelers Warranty (ITW) NOTE: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased. Environment q Temperature: • • Operating: 5ºC to 35ºC Non-operating: -20ºC to 65ºC Operating: 20%~80% Non-operating: 20%~80% q Humidity (non-condensing): • • Environment q q q q Wi-Fi ACPI Mobile PC 2002 DMI 2. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.q q q q CyberLink® PowerProducer® Norton Internet Security™ NTI CD-Maker™ Microsoft Works 8. 4 Chapter 1 .5 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial NOTE: Software listed above is for reference only.

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Board Layout Top View 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 8 9 10 11 15 16 12 13 14 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 JP1 JP3 JP34 JP4 JP6 JP5 JP2 JP36 LVDS Connector Speaker (Left) Connector Speaker (Right) Connector Microphone Connector Touchpad Connector Keyboard Connector Button Board Connector LED Board Connector 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 U14 U15 JP9 LED1 LED2 JP13 JP11 JP12 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 7 4 5 6 14 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 20 19 18 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 S-video/TV-out Connector 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 JP26 JP22 JP27 SW1 JP28 JP29 U29 JP30 JP31 JP32 JP33 IEEE1394 Connector CPU Socket SATA HDD Connector Volume Control DDRII Memory Socket DDRII Memory Socket Audio Codec Controller Memory Card Reader Line-Out/Headphone/SPDIF Jackt Mic-in Jack Line-in Jack Chapter 1 7 .

Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Enables/disables the wireless function. Front View # 1 2 3 4 Icon Item Built-in camera Power button Easy-launch buttons Wireless communication button/indicator Bluetooth® communication button/ indicator Description 0.Your Acer Notebook Tour After knowing your computer features. 5 8 Chapter 1 . Turns the computer on and off. Enables/disables the Bluetooth® function.3 megapixel web camera for video communication. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Buttons for launching frequently used programs. let us show you around your new Aspire computer.

Launches the Empowering Technology toolbar. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD). 5 Headphones/speaker/ line-out jack with S/PDIF support Infrared port Connects to audio line-out devices (e. 6 Interfaces with infrared devices (e. audio CD player.g. displays computer output. speakers. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer’s functions and components.6 7 8 9 10 11 # Item Keyboard Touchpad Click buttons (left. and right) Microphone Description Display screen Description Status indicators For entering data into your computer. Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. Internal microphone for sound recording. Chapter 1 9 .g. 4 Microphone-in jack Accepts input from external microphones. Description 2 Battery indicator Indicates the computer’s battery status.. 3 Line-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e. stereo walkman). The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. center.. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. # Item 12 13 14 Empowering button Speaker Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use "Easy-launch buttons" on page 18 the computer. "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.g. infrared printer and IR-aware computer). headphones).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hot Key <Fn>+<F5>

Icon

Function Display toggle

Description Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both.

<Fn>+<F6>

Screen blank

Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return.

<Fn>+<F7>

Touchpad toggle

Turns the internal touchpad on and off.

<Fn>+<F8>

Speaker toggle

Turns the speakers on and off.

<Fn>+<x>

Brightness up

Increases the screen brightness.

<Fn>+<z>

Brightness down

Decreases the screen brightness

<Fn>+<Home>

Play/Pause

Plays or pauses the media.

<Fn>+<Pg Up>

Stop

Stops the media playing.

<Fn>+<Pg Dn>

Previous

Returns to previous media file.

<Fn>+<End>

Next

Jumps to next media file.

Special Key
You can locate the Euro symbol and US dollar sign at the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. To type:

The Euro symbol
1. 2. Open a text editor or word processor. Either directly press the < > symbol at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Alt Gr> and then press the<5> symbol at the upper-center of the keyboard.

NOTE: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com/ typography/faq/faq12.htm for more information.

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

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Acer Empowering Technology
Acer’s innovative Empowering Technology makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer notebook. It features the following handy utilities: Acer eNet Management hooks up to location-based networks intelligently. Acer ePower Management extends battery power via versatile usage profiles. Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings conveniently. Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms. Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media. Acer eRecovery Management backs up and recovers data flexibly, reliably and completely. Acer eSettings Management accesses system information and adjusts settings easily. Acer ePerformance Management improves system performance by optimizing disk space, memory and registry settings.

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For more information, press the < > key to launch the Empowering Technology toolbar, then click on the appropriate utility and select the Help or Tutorial function.

Empowering Technology password
Before using Acer eLock Management and Acer eRecovery Management, you must initialize the Empowering Technology password. Right-click on the Empowering Technology toolbar and select “Password Setup” to do so. If you do not initialize the Empowering Technology password, you will be prompted to do so when running Acer eLock Management or Acer eRecovery Management for the first time.

Acer eNet Management
Acer eNet Management helps you to quickly and easily connect to both wired and wireless networks in a variety of locations. To access this utility, either click on the “Acer eNet Management” icon on your notebook, or start the program from the Start menu. You also have the option to set Acer eNet Management to start automatically when you boot up your PC. 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.

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). Security and safety concerns mean that Acer eNet Management does not store username and password information. etc. as well as default printer settings. wireless AP details. 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. 20 Chapter 1 .Acer eNet Management can save network settings for a location to a profile.

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

Battery status For real-time battery life estimates based on current usage. For additional power options. your system display will be automatically switched out when an external display is connected to the system. If auto-detection hardware is implemented in the system. 22 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. refer to the time shown in the “Remaining Battery Life” field. click “More Power option”.

there will be no way to decrypt your encrypted file! Be sure to safeguard all related passwords! Chapter 1 23 .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. NOTE: The password used encrypt a file is the unique key that the system needs to decrypt it. If you lose both passwords. or you can choose to enter your won filespecific password when encrypting a file. The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a supervisor password and default encryption. 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 the password. the supervisor password is the only other key capable of decrypting the file.

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you can apply locks to any of the devices. Once set. Removable data devices . infrared (IR). IEEE 1394 disk drives and any other removable disk drives that can be mounted as a file system when plugged into the system.includes any kind of CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drives. parallel port.5-inch disks only.includes serial ports. optical and floppy drives to ensure that data cannot be stolen while your notebook is unattended. until unlocked.Acer eLock Management Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock your removable data. Chapter 1 25 . USB MP3 drives. q q q q To activate Acer eLock Management. and will remain locked after rebooting. USB flash drives. Lock(s) will immediately be set without any reboot necessary. Floppy disk drives . Be sure to remember or write down your password. USB pen drives.includes USB disk drives. NOTE: If you lose your password. Interfaces .3. and Bluetooth. there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your notebook or taking your notebook to an Acer Customer Service Center. USB memory card readers. Optical drive devices . a password must be set first.

Image/data recovery tools: q q q Recover from a hidden partition (factory defaults). To ensure the best results when recovering your system using a CD or Acer eRecovery Management. User-created backups are stored on D:\ drive. q q Back up to CD/DVD. including your Acer ezDock. please use Acer eRecovery Management’s “System backup to optical disk” feature to burn a backup image to CD or DVD. Recovery of applications and drivers. 26 Chapter 1 . please refer to “Acer eRecovery Management” NOTE: If your computer did not come with a Recovery CD or System CD. if your computer has one). Image/data backup: q Back up to HDD (set recovery point). 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. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with: q q q Password protection. The Acer eRecovery Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on your system’s HDD. Recover from CD/DVD. For more information. detach all peripherals (except the external Acer ODD.

Furthermore. Acer eSettings Management also: q q Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigating. so your computer runs faster. Acer eSettings Management enables you to optimize your Windows operating system.Acer eSettings Management Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications and to monitor the system health status. smoother and better. Getting to know your Acer OrbiCam 3 1 2 3 Chapter 1 27 . Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users.

open the IM service. The Acer OrbiCam capture window appears. To use the Acer OrbiCam as a webcam. OR Click Start > All programs > Acer > Acer OrbiCam. You can now broadcast from your location to an IM partner anywhere in the world. 1 2 3 Lens Power indicator Item Rubber grip (selected models only) Launching the Acer OrbiCam To launch the Acer OrbiCam. then select the video/webcam feature. click the displayed resolution button to select the desired resolution. 28 Chapter 1 . double click on the Acer OrbiCam icon on the screen. Changing the Acer OrbiCam resolution To change the capture resolution. Using the Acer OrbiCam as webcam The Acer OrbiCam is automatically selected as the capture device of any instant messenger (IM) application.No.

Apply OK Settings Apply 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. Finally.Note: Using the System Utilities NOTE: The system utilities work under Microsoft Windows XP only. allowing two displays to be partitioned independently. Start All this function. click Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process. Triple (primary at right). Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) NOTE: This feature is only available on certain models. or Quad Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible. Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible. Chapter 1 29 . AcerGridVista is simple to set up: 1. Enjoy the convenience of a well-organized desktop. firstStart Controlsecond monitor is connected. To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook. 3. then ensure that the Panel Display Note: select Start. 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. Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each display from the task bar. allowing two displays to be partitioned independently. Drag and drop each window into the appropriate grid. To accessPrograms please go to Start > GridVista and click on Acer GridVista. Triple (primary at left). 2. Display and click on Settings. Control Panel. Acer All Programs Start All Programs Acer below: You may choose any one of the four display settings indicatedGridVista Double (vertical).

Note: Launch Manager Launch Manager allows you to set the four easy-launch buttons (see their locations mentioned in “Easy"Easy-launch buttons" on page 24 Launch Buttons”). You can access the Launch Manager by clicking Start > All Programs > Launch Manager to start the application. Start All "Easy-launch buttons" on page 24 Programs Launch Manager Start All Programs Launch Manager 30 Chapter 1 .NOTE: Please ensure that the resolution setting of the second monitor is set to the manufacturer's Note: recommended value.

Then you will see PXE version displaying on the screen.2 GHz. USB1. IEEE 1394 1.0/3. power off the system and remove the HDD. System/HDD Password Security Control.0 Compliant Device). HyperTransport supporting speed up to 800 MHz AMD® RevF/RevG CPU (Sempron) up to 2.0. USB/1394 CD-ROM Boot Up support. Second Level Cache Item Cache controller Cache size 1st level cache control 2st level cache control Cache scheme control Built-in CPU 2MB Always enabled Always enabled Fixed in write-back Specification Chapter 1 31 . SMBIOS 2.0.3V 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 36.3 GHz. PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification. reboot the laptop.Hardware Specifications and Configurations Processor Item CPU type ® Specification AMD RevF/RevG CPU (Turion64) up to 2. press F2 to enter BIOS then enable boot from LAN function.5 34. BIS 1. PnP BIOS 1.944~1. HyperTransport supporting speed up to 800 MHz Core logic CPU package CPU core voltage North Bridge NVIDIA® MCP67-MV (Single chip) S1 Socket package CPU with 638-pin Lindless Micro PGA package 0.0.0. PCI 2. PC99a and Mobile PC2001 Compliant. Intel AC97 CNR Specification. IrDA 1.0. Last. After that.4.0 (Boot Integrity Service Application Program Interface).0b/2. 512KB L2 cache. PXE (Preboot Execution Environment).2. PC Card 95 (PCMCIA 3. 512KB L2 cache. Boot Block. WfM 2. Intel Enhanced SpeedStep Technology Set by setup manual InsydeH2O Specification BIOS password control NOTE: If you need to check PXE version.0.0a.1/2. Simple Boot Flag 1.5 31 BIOS Item BIOS vendor BIOS Version BIOS ROM type BIOS ROM size BIOS package Supported protocols Flash ROM 512KB 32-pin PLCC ACPI 1. INT 13h Extensions.

32 Chapter 1 . You may combine DIMMs with various capacities to form other combinations.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. On above table. the configuration of slot 1 and slot 2 could be reversed. 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 Above table lists some system memory configurations.8V and 0.9V 200-pin soDIMM You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they match the above specifications.

available 512MB Dedicated Max. available 512MB Dedicated Max.System VRAM and VBIOS Options eSetting System Memory 512Mb VBIOS Option in BIOS/ CMOS 128MB VRAM size Dedicated Max. available 2048MB 128MB Dedicated Max. 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 512MB Dedicated Max. available 256MB Dedicated Max. available 512MB Dedicated Max. available 256MB Dedicated Max. available 1024MB 128MB Dedicated Max.0 PCI v2. available 256MB Dedicated Max.92 RJ11 Right side Specification Chapter 1 33 . available 4096MB 128MB Dedicated Max. available 256MB Dedicated Max.2 Specification Modem Interface Item Data modem data baud rate (bps) Supports modem protocol Modem connector type Modem connector location 56K V.

11b+g PCI 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) 160000 512 4 (for Hitachi) 3 (for Seagate) 200000 512 Drive Format Disks Spindle speed (RPM) 1 5400 RPM 1 5400 RPM 1 5400 RPM 1 4200 RPM Performance Specifications Buffer size Interface Max. ATA-6 372 8192KB ATA/ATAPI-6. Ultra DMA mode-5 100 MB/Sec.5% 5V(DC) +/.1 (Upgradeable to Bluetooth 1.0+EDR 723 bps (full speed data rate) Bluetooth 1.11a+b+g/802. ATA-6 350 100 MB/Sec.1 USB Wireless Module 802.11a+b+g+Draft-n/802. media transfer rate (disk-buffer. ATA-6 350 8192KB ATA/ATA-6. Ultra DMA mode-5 100 MB/Sec. ATA-6 350 8192KB ATA/ATA-6.Bluetooth Interface Item Chipset Data throughput Protocol Interface Connector type Specification Broadcom Bluetooth® 2.5% 5V(DC) +/.5% 34 Chapter 1 . Ultra DMA mode-5 100 MB/Sec. Ultra DMA mode-5 DC Power Requirements Voltage tolerance 5V(DC) +/. Mbytes/s) 2048KB ATA/ATAPI-6. Mbytes/s) Data transfer rate (host~buffer.5% 5V(DC) +/. USB 1.11a/b/g/n Item Chipset Data throughput Protocol Interface Specification Broadcom 4311/4312 or Atheros XB63 11~54 Mbps 802.2 when SIG specification is ratified).

Reads data in Photo CD (single and Multi-session) 3.0 for Authoring) 8.7mm Tray DL 8X AD-7530A TOSHIBA HD-DVD Drive 12. Reads data in each CD-ROM. 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. CD-ROM XA. Reads and writes in each DVD+R/RW (Ver.6Mbytes/sec 2MB Enhanced IDE(ATAPI) compatible Support disc formats 1. Reads standard CD-DA 4. 2. Reads data in each DVD-ROM and DVD-R (Ver.7mm Tray LabelFlash 8X GSA-T20N SONY Super-Multi Drive 12. Reads and writes CD-R discs 5.1) Load: Manual Release: (a) Electrical Release (Release Button) (b) Release by ATAPI command (c) Emergency Release With DVD Diskette Sustained: Max 10. 1. Video CD.7mm Tray TS-L802A With CD Diskette Sustained: Max 3.8Mbytes/sec Performance Specification Transfer rate (KB/sec) Buffer Memory Interface Applicable disc format Loading mechanism Power Requirement Input Voltage 5 V +/.7mm Tray 24X CRX880A LF PIONEER Super-Multi Drive 12. IRQ11 Yes (2W) (Optional) Specification Chapter 1 35 .7mm Tray DL 8X DS-8A1P HLDS Super-Multi Drive 12.5 % (Operating) 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 Subwoofer Realtek ALC268 Built-in Stereo 18 bit stereo full duplex HD audio Interface.0 for general). DVD-RW and DVD+R/RW (Ver1. CD-Extra and CD-Text 2. Reads and writes CD-RW discs 6.DVD-Dual Interface Item Vendor & model name Specification HLDS COMBO 12.7mm Tray DVR-K17RS PANASONIC Super-Multi Drive 12.7mm Tray DL 8X UJ-850 PHILIPS Super-Multi Drive 12.7mm Tray 24X GCC-T10N SONY COMBO 12. CD-1. Reads and writes in each DVD-R (Ver. 2.1) 7.

0 Super I/O controller MODEM Bluetooth Wireless LAN PCMCIA Audio ® Controller North Bridge NVIDIA MCP67-MV (Single chip) Realtek RTL8211B Built in ICH8M NS 87383 Connexant MDC 1.USB Port Item Chipset USB Compliancy Level OHCI Number of USB port Location Serial port function control Built-in ICH8M 2.0 USB 1.0+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 36 Chapter 1 .5 Card Broadcom 2045 Bluetooth® 2. 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 Host controller 4 One on the left side.1 and USB 2.

0x6.0x6.G.297 R.1 1440x900 WXGA+ 0.3V Typ.B. 5 1 channel LVDS 262. 5 1 channel LVDS 262.297 R.1x228.B.8V 16.2v Battery Type Pack capacity Number of battery cell Package configuration Normal voltage Charge voltage LCD 15.1 1440x900 WXGA+ 0.0x6.297x0. 0 1 channel LVDS 262K colors (RGB 6-bit data driver) 40/40 10/30 N/A 300 8 +3.1 1440x900 WXGA+ 0.3x242. 5.3V 3.G.3x242.3x242.4 inches 304. Vertical Stripe Normally White 300 AUO B154EW02 V7(G) 15.1x228.4” inch Item Vendor & model name LPL LP154WX4TLB2 (G) 15.1x228.4 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 N/A 300 8 +3.3x242. Vertical Stripe Normally White 300 R.7 550 317.3V N/A 600 317.297 R.4 inches 304.144 70 250 8 3.Battery 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. Vertical Stripe Normally White 300 1440x900 WXGA+ SAMSUNG LTN154AT01001(G) 15.297x0.144 70 250 8 3.8+-0.4 inches 304.6/5.3V N/A 600 317. 9 1 channel LVDS 262.0x5. 2 series in parallel 14. Vertical Stripe Normally White 300 Specification CMO N154I2L05 GLARE 15.B.G.B.G.144 Viewing Angle (degree) Horizontal: Right/Left Vertical: Upper/Lower 45/45 15/35 40/40 20/40 40/40 20/40 Chapter 1 37 .099x0.96 570 317.

System saves all system states and data onto the disc prior to power off the whole system. rms) Output voltage frequency (k Hz) Darfon/V189-301GP N/A 9~21 2. Save to Disk (S4) 38 Chapter 1 .7A 220A@115VAC 220A@230VAC 82% min.56 (max) 780V (2000V for kick off) 6. @115VAC input full load System Power Management ACPI mode Mech. OS initiated shutdown. All devices in the system are turned off completely.LCD 15. 47Hz to 63Hz 1.5 (max) 65K Hz (max) Specification AC Adapter Item Input rating Maximum input AC current Inrush current Efficiency Specification 90V AC to 264V AC. rms) Output current (mA. Individual devices such as the CPU and hard disc may be power managed in this state. 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.4” inch Item Temperature Range( ° C) Operating Storage (shipping) 0 to +50 -20 to +60 0 to +50 -25 to +60 0 to +50 -20 to +60 0 to +50 -20 to +60 Specification LCD Inverter Item Vendor & model name Brightness conditions Input voltage (V) Input current (mA) Output voltage (V. Off (G3) Soft Off (G2/S5) Working (G0/S0) Suspend to RAM (S3) Power Management All devices in the system are turned off completely.

However. you may need to run Setup. Press <F12> during POST to enter multi-boot menu. please set the parameter to “enabled”. press m during POST (when “Press <F2> to enter Setup” message is prompted on the bottom of screen). Press m to enter setup.07. In this menu.84. 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). If you want to change boot device without entering BIOS Setup Utility. Please also refer to Chapter 4 Troubleshooting when problem arises. if you encounter configuration problems. Your computer is already properly configured and optimized.02 Serial Number : Asset Tag Number : Product Name : Manufacturer Name : XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 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 52 . The default parameter of F12 Boot Menu is set to “disabled”. user can change boot device without entering BIOS SETUP Utility. To activate the BIOS Utility.07 VGA BIOS Version : V60. PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Memory Security Boot Power Exit CPU Type : CPU Speed : HDD Model Name : HDD Serial Number : HDD Model Name : HDD Serial Number : ATAPI Model Name : ATAPI Serial Number : AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 2000 MHz ST9160821AS-(PM) 5MAOTKSQ None OptiarcDVDRWAD-75-(SM) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX System BIOS Version : V0.00.

Memory. Power and Exit. Advanced. you can load default settings by pressing t. Press e to expand this item. To change the value of a parameter. Press ^ while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu. Follow these instructions: q q q q q q To choose a menu. press por q. use the cursor left/right keys (zx). Navigation keys for a particular menu are shown on the bottom of the screen. Main. In any menu. use the cursor up/down keys (wy). Please note that system information is subject to different models. To choose a parameter. 53 Chapter 2 . Security. Help for parameters are found in the Item Specific Help part of the screen. Boot. A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. NOTE: You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in square brackets.Navigating the BIOS Utility There are eight menu options: Information. You can also press u to save any changes made and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. Read this carefully when making changes to parameter values.

00. Chapter 2 54 .02 Serial Number : Asset Tag Number : Product Name : Manufacturer Name : XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 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.Information PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Memory Security Boot Power Exit CPU Type : CPU Speed : HDD Model Name : HDD Serial Number : HDD Model Name : HDD Serial Number : ATAPI Model Name : ATAPI Serial Number : AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 2000 MHz ST9160821AS-(PM) 5MAOTKSQ None OptiarcDVDRWAD-75-(SM) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX System BIOS Version : V0.07 VGA BIOS Version : V60.84.07.

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

Information Main PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Advanced Memory Security Boot Power Exit Item Specific Help System Time : System Date : System Memory : Extended Memory : Video Memory : Quiet Boot : Network Boot : F12 Boot Menu : Wake On Lan : D2D Recovery : [19:03:49] [01/01/2007] 634 KB 766 MB 256 MB [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] <Tab>. <Shift-Tab>. Actual values may differ. 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. and also includes basic setup parameters. Chapter 2 56 . or <Enter> selects field. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters.Main The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information.

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

8M. 32M. See the following page for a description of each setting. 64M or None 1M. disables the watchdog timer function. 8M. 4M. This sub menu displays all options and settings for integrated devices. Sets the number of I/O bytes assigned to each hot-plug slot. Sets the amount of memory assigned to each hot-plug slot. 2M. 16M. 512. 2048. disables support for hot plug devices. 16M. 2M. Sets the amount of pre-fetchable memory assigned to each hot-plug slot. 64M or None Disabled or Enabled See the following page for a description of each setting. Enables. Information Main PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Advanced Security Memory Boot Power Exit Item Specific Help USB Self-Healing PCI Hot-Plug Resources : I/O : Memory : Pre-fetchable Memory: Watchdog Timer : Integrated Devices [Enabled] [256] [2M] [2M] [Disabled] Use this feature to tune USB timing event for USB devices 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. Parameter USB Self-Healing Description This sub menu displays all USB self-healing options and settings. Chapter 2 58 . Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. 32M. Option PCI Hot-Plug Resources I/O Memory Pre-fetchable Memory Watchdog Timer Integrated Devices Enabled or Disabled 256. Enables. 4096 or None 1M. 1024. 4M.Advanced The Advanced screen displays advanced settings of the BIOS utility.

Parameter USB Control USB2 Control Legacy USB Support MAC LAN MAC Address Azalia Codec SATA0 Mode SATA Hotplug Description Enables. Enables.0 devices) Duration of Port Reset in MS Reset Recovery Time in MS Device Power Good Time in MS Attach Signal Debounce in MS Sets the port reset duration. Enables. AHCI. therefore consuming more power. Enables. Enables.1 or Disabled Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Disabled IDE. USB1. disables support for Legacy USB. Displays the system MAC address. Linux AHCI or Disabled Enabled or Disabled SMU Software Based PMU FW Loading Interrupt Mode PCI Express MSI Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Disabled APIC or PIC Enabled or Disabled 59 Chapter 2 .1+USB2. disables the SATA hotplug. the SATA controller is always on. disables firmware boot up from an external flash drive containing SBIOS. Enables. disables the SMU (System Management Unit) function Enables. Sets the interval between power on and system availability following a reset. Sets the recovery duration following a reset. Parameter Self-Healing Description Enables.1+USB2. Selects the interrupt mode. Sets the interval between power on and system availability following a reset. Sets the debounce interval after a USB device is connected. disables USB controllers. Enter numeric value (Default: 20) Enter numeric value (Default: 17) Enter numeric value (Default: 100) Enter numeric value (Default: 100) Integrated Devices The Integrated Devices screen displays all options and settings for integrated devices.1 or USB1. disables USB2 controllers.supports USB 1. Disabled Option USB1. USB1. disables the MAC LAN device. Enables. disables the USB self-healing function.1 devices) Duration of Port Reset in MS Reset Recovery Time in MS Device Power Good Time in MS Attach Signal Debounce in MS Sets the port reset duration.USB Self-Healing The USB Self-Healing screen displays all USB self-healing options and settings. RAID. Sets the debounce interval after a USB device is connected. Enter numeric value (Default: 15) Enter numeric value (Default: 30) Enter numeric value (Default: 100) Enter numeric value (Default: 100) EHCI Self-Healing: (Enhanced Host Controller Interface . When enabled. Option Disabled or Enabled OHCI Self-Healing: (Open Host Controller Interface . disables the Azalia audio interface Displays the available SATA0 modes.supports USB 2. Enables. Sets the recovery duration following a reset. disables the PCI Express MSI (Message Signaled Interrupt) function.

C3FF : Cache D400 .Memory The Memory screen displays details and settings for the installed memory in the system.BFFF : Cache C800 .CFFF : Cache D000 . Information Main PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Advanced Memory Security Boot Power Exit Item Specific Help Cache Ram System Memory : Extended Memory : Memory Cache : Cache System BIOS area : Cache Video BIOS area : Cache Base 0-512k : Cache Base 0-512k-640k : 1024 KB 634 KB 784896 KB [Enabled] [uncached] [uncached] [uncached] [uncached] Sets the state of the memory cache.AFFF : Cache B000 . Cache Extended Memory Area : [uncached] Cache A000 .D7FF : [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] Chapter 2 60 .CBFF : Cache CC00 .

or Write Back Disabled. Write Through. Enables. USWC Caching. Parameter Cache Ram System Memory Extended Memory Memory Cache Cache System BIOS area Cache Video BIOS area Cache Base 0-512K Cache Base 512K-640K Cache Extended Memory Area Cache fields (A000-AFFF & B000 -BFFF) Cache fields (C800-CBFF to EC00 .The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Write Through. Write Through. Write Protect. Sets control of base memory caching up to 512K. Sets control of system BIOS caching to improve system performance. Sets control of base memory caching between 512K-640K. or Write Back uncached. or Write Back Disabled. or Write Back 61 Chapter 2 . Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. disables the memory cache. Sets control of system memory caching above 1MB. Write Through. Write Protect. Displays the total amount of extended memory. Write Protect. Write Protect. Write Through. Write Protect. Displays the total amount of system memory. Write Through. or Write Back uncached. Sets control of caching of specific areas of memory. or Write Back uncached. Option Enabled or Disabled uncached. Write Through. Sets control of caching of specific areas of memory. Write Protect.EFFF) Description Displays the total amount of cache RAM. or Write Back uncached. Sets control of video BIOS caching to improve video performance. Write Protect.

Information Main PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Advanced Memory Security Boot Power Exit Item Specific Help Supervisor Password Is : User Password Is : SATA Port 0 Disk Status Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Set SATA Port 0 HDD Password Password on Boot : Clear Clear Clear [Enter] [Enter] [Enter] [Disabled] Supervisor Password controls access to the setup utility. 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 62 . It can be used to boot up when Password on boot is enabled.Security The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use.

this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. After setting the password. the computer sets the Supervisor Password parameter to “Set”. user. 3. Don’t forget your password. Type a password in the “Enter New Password” field. 0-9. The user can not either enter the Setup menu nor change the value of parameters. Press Enter to set the user password. 63 Chapter 2 . Defines whether a password is required or not during boot up.The table below describes the parameters in this screen. you have three tries before the system halts. not case sensitive). This option requires the Supervisor password to be entered to make changes and will be grayed out if the user password was used to enter the setup utility. When you are done. If you forget your password. Parameter Supervisor Password Is User Password is Is SATA Port 0 Disk Status Set Supervisor Password Description Shows whether the Supervisor Password is set or not Shows whether the User Password is set or not. this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. a-z. Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. When set. 5. The Set Supervisor Password box appears: 2. 4. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. IMPORTANT: Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen. Retype the password in the “Confirm New Password” field. The password length can not exceed 8 alphanumeric characters (A-Z. Press Enter to set the supervisor password. Press e. press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. or hard disk password: 1. you may have to return your notebook computer to your dealer to reset it. When set. you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter. When user password is set. Shows whether the HDD Password is set or not. If desired. Option Clear or Set Clear or Set Clear or Set Set User Password Set SATA Port 0 HDD Password Password on Boot Disabled or Enabled NOTE: When you are prompted to enter a password. The user can enter Setup menu only and does not have right to change the value of parameters. Press Enter to set the hard disk password. 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”. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e. 3. If the verification is OK. you can enable the Password on boot parameter. 4. When you have changed the settings. When you are done. the screen will display as following. Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. Chapter 2 64 . The password setting is complete after the user presses u. 5. Press e twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields. Press e. Changing a Password 1. 4. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e. press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. After setting the password.Removing a Password Follow these steps: 1. The Set Supervisor Password box appears: 2. 3. The computer then sets the Supervisor Password parameter to “Clear”. The Set Supervisor Password box appears: 2. Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. If desired. 6.

the screen will display the following message. the screen will show you the Setup Warning.If the current password entered does not match the actual current password. 65 Chapter 2 . If the new password and confirm new password strings do not match.

then press <F6> to move it up the list. Information Main Advanced PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Security Memory Boot Power Exit Item Specific Help Boot priority order: 1: IDE 4 : ST9160821AS-(S1) 2: IDE 5 : 3: IDE 0 : Optiarc DVD RW AD-7530A-(P 4: PCI BEV : NVIDIA Boot Agent 244. Bootable devices includes the diskette drive in module bay.Boot The Boot screen allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. the onboard hard disk drive. Press <Esc> to escape the menu. or <F5> to move it down the list. 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 66 .0538 5: USB HDD : 6: USB CDROM : 7: USB FDC : 8: USB KEY : Use < > or < > to select a device. and the CD-ROM in module bay.

Power The Power screen displays a summary of your computer power settings. Information Main PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Advanced Memory Security Boot Power Exit Item Specific Help C State Configuration C1E Configuration CPU Throttle : CPU Spread Spectrum : iGPU Spread Spectrum : PCIE Spread Spectrum : SATA Spread Spectrum : PState Configuration USB CSC Resume DIPM HIPM PCI Clocks : Fake Battery Subsystem AltVid ASPM (L0s/L1) Power Saver [Auto] [Auto] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] Enable or Disable C2/C3 CPU power states. and also includes advanced setup parameters. F1 Help Esc Exit Select Item Select Menu F5/F6 Change Values Enter Select Sub-Menu F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit . It allows the user to enable and disable the power management options on the computer and specify standard power parameters for specific components. Auto enables C2 and C3 if single core is detected and disables C2 + C3 if dual core is detected.

disables C2/C3 CPU power states. or 3. 0. C2. Option Auto. C3. Enables. Enables. disables the CPU throttle. or C2 + C3 C1E Configuration Auto or Disabled CPU Throttle CPU Spread Spectrum Disabled or Enabled Disabled.75% H. disables device initiated power management on the hard disk. disables the CPU Spread Spectrum fucntion which allows the user to reduce the EMI of the front side bus (FSB).00% Triangular Center Disabled or Triangular Down Disabled or Triangular Down Enabled or Disabled Disabled or Enabled Disabled or Enabled Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Auto Disabled or Enabled Disabled or Enabled Enabled or Disabled See the following page for a description of each setting. disables the Altvid function. Enables. disables the C1E power state. disables the SATA Spread Spectrum funtion. Auto enables C1E only if a dual core is detected. disable the iGPU Spread Spectrum function. Disabled. disables the Active State Power Management (ASPM) states (L0s/L1) This sub menu displays all power saving options and settings.00% Triangular Center. Parameter C State Configuration Description Enables. Auto enables the PCI clock for only connected devices. disables host initiated power management on the hard disk.Kiss Up. Enables.Kiss Up. disables USB CSC resume. Enables. Enables.The table below describes the parameters in this screen. to reduce processor voltage to the minimal operation level. Enables the PCI clock for all devices. 1. disables ACPI Pstate support. to increase CPU speed and performance.00% Triangular Center. 2. Enables. 0. which applies when a dual core is present. Auto enables C2 and C3 if a single core is detected and disables C2+C3 if a dual core is detected. Enables.75% H.50% H. Enables. disables the PCIE Spread Spectrum function. Enables.Kiss Down. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. or 0. Disabled. Enables. iGPU Spread Spectrum PCIE Spread Spectrum SATA Spread Spectrum PState Configuration USB CSC Resume DIPM HIPM PCI Clocks Fake Battery Subsystem AltVid ASPM (L0s/L1) Power Saver Chapter 2 68 .Kiss Up. disables the Fake Battery Subsytem feature Enables.50% H. 0. Enables.

Power Saver The Power Saver screen displays all power saving options and settings. Sets the USB clock ratio. disables the TV XTAL function. Enables. ldtpll CML output. disables the digital clock clamp function. Enables. disables the DBG low power function for energy saving. disables the CML clock clamp function. Sets the IDE clock ratio. Enables. Enables. Parameter LDT Tristate LDTCLK Clamp LPLL CML Clamp LPLL Active LPFPCI Clock Ratio USB CLK Slow Down USB Clock Ratio USB2 Clock Ratio Aggressive L1 PD SPI Output PD IDE Clock Ratio SATA Clock Select SATA Clock Ratio TV Xtal DBG CG DBG Low Power AZA Clock Ratio XTAL SM Clock slowdown Description Enables. Sets the SATA clock ratio. disables the powering down of the XTAL pad during S3. Enables. disables clocck clamp function in L1. Enables. Sets the AZA clock ratio. Enables. disables the transition to tristate during an LDT stop. Enables. Enables. deactivates. disables DBG CG. Enables. disables the switch to 32KHz when no devices are connected. Sets the USB2 clock ratio. Sets the LPFPCI clock ratio. Sets the SATA clock speed. disables SPI data and clock pads when not in use. Activates. Option Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Disabled Disabled or Enabled Always Active or Deactivate Enter numeric value (Default: 16) Disabled or Enabled Enter numeric value (Default: 16) Enter numeric value (Default: 16) Disabled or Enabled Enabled or Disabled Enter numeric value (Default: 16) 133Mhz or 200Mhz Enter numeric value (Default: 16) Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Disabled Enter numeric value (Default: 16) Enabled or Disabled Disabled or Enabled 69 Chapter 2 . disables the slowing down of the SM clock.

Load previous values from CMOS for all SETUP items. 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. 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 The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Chapter 2 70 . Exit utility without saving setup data to CMOS. Save Setup Data to CMOS. Load default values for all SETUP item. Information Main PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Advanced Security Memory Boot Power Exit Item Specific Help Exit Saving Changes Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes [Enter] [Enter] [Enter] [Enter] [Enter] Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.

2. then you should create a Crisis Recovery Diskette before you use the Phlash utility. Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM. NOTE: If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand. Follow the steps below to run the Phlash. Then boot the system from the bootable diskette. 1. EMS. DPMI) when you use the Phlash. Copy the flash utilities to the bootable diskette. you may not boot the system because the BIOS is not completely loaded. NOTE: Please use the AC adapter power supply when you run the Phlash utility.BIOS Flash Utility The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions: q q q New versions of system programs New features or options Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted. Prepare a bootable diskette. If the battery pack does not contain enough power to finish BIOS flash. 3. The flash utility has auto-execution function. 71 Chapter 2 . NOTE: Do not install memory-related drivers (XMS.

Chapter 3 68 . To disassemble the computer. During the disassembly process. 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. group the screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the components.Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for maintenance and troubleshooting. When you remove the stripe cover. please be careful not to scrape the cover.

General Information Before You Begin Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure. Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system. 69 Chapter 3 . make sure that you do the following: 1. Remove the battery pack. Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals. 3. 2.

if you want to remove the system board. you must first remove the keyboard. then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.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. For example. 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 70 .

0D 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 M2.4" LCD Inverter B*2 LCD Panel LCD Assembly G*2 for 15.5*3(NL) SCREW M2.5D ZK NL SCREW M 2.5*4(NL) SCREW M2.5D 4.0L K SCREW M 2.LCD Module B*4 LCD Bezel G*1 for 15" G*2 for 15.5*6(NL) SCREW M2.2 SCREW M2*3(NL) SCREW M2*5(Ni-NL) SCREW M M 3.5D ZK NL + Part Number MA000006AG0 MA0000061G0 MA0000062G0 MMCK25120G0 MA000006UG0 MA0000060G0 MA0000012G0 MAAA03032G0 MA0000005G0 MA000006C00 AM010000300 MA0000096G0 MA000002NG0 71 Chapter 3 .5*12(NL) SCREW M2*2.4" Wireless Antenna Set LCD Cable F*8 (4 on left.15L K 5.5D 3.2L K 6D NI + SCREW ICW50_CPU_T HERMAL_SCR SCREW M M 2.0D 3L K 5D SCREW F 4# 5L K 4.

Removing the Battery Pack 1. 2. Chapter 3 72 . Slide the battery release latch then remove the battery. Unlock the battery lock (move the battery lock to the unlock position as shown).

then repeat this step). 3. 73 Chapter 3 . 2. 3. 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. Pull the tab to remove the HDD module in the direction of the arrow. Detach the thermal cover from the main unit. Remove the two screws fastening the HDD cover. Pop out the memory from the DIMM socket then remove it (If the notebook has two memory. Remove the four screws holding the thermal cover. Removing the Memory 1.

Remove the two screws fastening the wireless LAN card. 4. Then take out the wireless LAN card from the main unit.Removing the Wireless LAN Card/Modem Card and TV Tuner Card 1. 5. Disconnect the three antennae from the wireless LAN card. Chapter 3 74 . 2. 3. Remove the screw fastening the modem card and detach the modem card from the main board. Disconnect the RJ-11 cable and remove the modem card.

4. Then detach the CPU thermal module as shown. 2. 6. 75 Chapter 3 . Disconnect the fan cable from the main board. 3.Removing the System Fan/Thermal Modules/VGA Board and CPU 1. Remove the three screws holding the system fan. Remove the CPU from the CPU socket carefully. Remove the four spring screws holding the CPU thermal module. 5. Use a flat screwdriver to release the CPU lock (Turn counter clock-wire).

Remove the four screws securing the hinges.Removing the Keyboard and LCD Module 1. Remove the two screws securing the strip cover from the bottom of the notebook. 3. 5. Chapter 3 76 . Gently pull up the keyboard to release it from the four snaps as shown. Detach the strip cover from the front side and remove it. 6. 2. Remove the keyboard from the main unit. 7. Turn over the keyboard as the image shows. 9. Turn the notebook over. Then disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board. 4. Pull out the wireless LAN antennas free from the main unit as shown. 8. Disconnect the LCD cable and microphone cable from the main board.

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Remove the eight screws fastening the upper case assembly and the lower case assembly on the front side. Remove the screw fastening the ODD from the bottom of the notebook. Chapter 3 78 . Remove the eight screws fastening the upper case and the lower case assembly on the bottom. Push the ODD module outwards and gently pull it out as shown.Disassembling the Main Unit Separate the Main Unit Into the Upper and the Lower Case Assembly 1. Press and release the PC dummy card from the PC slot as shown. 6. 4. 3. Then press the release the memory dummy card from the 5-in-1 card reader slot as shown. 2. 5.

8. Take out the Bluetooth module and its cable from the lower case as shown. button board FFC. 2. Disconnect the USB cable from the main board. Then detach the USB cable from the USB board. 7. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the main board. 3. Disconnect the right speaker cable from the main board. and LED board FFC from the main board. Then detach the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth module. Remove the screw fastening the USB board and take out the board and its cable from the lower case. Remove the two screws fastening the right speaker. 79 Chapter 3 . then lift it out from the lower case. 6. 8. 4. 5. left speaker cable. Carefully detach the upper case assembly from the lower case assembly. Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly 1. Disconnect the touchpad FFC.7.

then remove the DC-in connector from the board as shown. 11. Detach the main board from the lower case as shown. 10. Turn the main board over. Chapter 3 80 . Remove the screw fastening the main board to the lower case.9.

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1. 2. 3. Turn the upper case over. Remove the two screws fastening the button board. Detach the button board with FFC from the upper case as shown.

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Remove the two screws fastening the LED board. Detach the LED board with FFC from the upper case as shown.

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

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Carefully slide out the hard disk drive from the HDD case. Chapter 3 84 . Disassembling the ODD Module 1.Disassembling the External Modules Disassembling the HDD Module 1. Then remove the optical bracket from the optical disk drive. 2. 2. Remove the four screws holding the HDD (hard disk drive) case. Remove the three screws holding the optical bracket. two on each side.

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POST detects an error and displayed messages on screen. Non-Acer products. Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which page to go to.e. Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible. 2. Symptoms (Verified) Power failure (The power indicator does not go on or stay on). Symptoms cannot be re-created (intermittent problems). POST does not complete. Go To “Power System Check” on page 88 “Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on page 91 “Undetermined Problems” on page 103 “Error Message List” on page 92 “Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on page 91 Use the customer-reported symptoms and go to “Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on page 91 “Intermittent Problems” on page 102 “Undetermined Problems” on page 103 Chapter 4 86 . 3.Chapter 4 Troubleshooting Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. No beep or error codes are indicated. Other symptoms (i. 1. prototype cards. or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. LCD display problems or others). NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating the same operation.

3. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. 3. Multiple labels can cause damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail. Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested. If the error still remains: 1. The label can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive to fail. If the error still remains: 1. Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. If the tests detect a keyboard problem. do the following one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU: 1. Replace the keyboard. or diskette. See if FDD Test is passed as the program runs to FDD Test. Replace the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module. driver. make sure that the flexible cable extending from the keyboard is correctly seated in the connector on the system board. 3. run the Keyboard Test. 2. Replace the main board. 2. Follow the instructions in the message window. reconnect the diskette connector on the system board. Replace the main board. or CD-ROM. 2. 3. If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected character appears. Follow the instructions in the message window. Replace the main board. 3. 2. See if CD-ROM Test is passed when the program runs to CD-ROM Test. drive.System Check Procedures External Diskette Drive Check Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller. Reconnect the external diskette drive/DVD-ROM module. Reconnect the keyboard cables. reconnect the connector on the System board. Do the following to select the test device: 1. Do the following to select the test device: 1. diagnostic diskette is required. External CD-ROM Drive Check Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller. If an error occurs. If the keyboard cable connection is correct. 2. A write-enabled. Replace the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module. If an error occurs with the internal diskette drive. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. NOTE: Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. The following auxiliary input devices are supported by this computer: q q Numeric keypad External keyboard Chapter 4 87 . Reconnect the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module.

2. Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items. show error messages on the screen. then check that power is supplied by the battery pack. reconnect the cable connector and repeat the failing operation. 1. Press F2 in the test items. 2.If any of these devices do not work. Memory check Memory errors might stop system operations. NOTE: Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. see the appropriate power supply check in the following list: q q “Check the Power Adapter” on page 89 “Check the Battery Pack” on page 90 Chapter 4 88 . Follow the instructions in the message window. 3. Remove the battery pack. Connect the power adapter and check that power is supplied. or hang the system. Disconnect the power adapter and install the charged battery pack. power on the computer using each of the following power sources: 1. 3. If you suspect a power problem. A loose connection can cause an error. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the doagmpstotics program (please refer to main board). Power System Check To verify the symptom of the problem. 4.

If the voltage is not correct. If the voltage is not correct. check the power cord of the power adapter for correct continuity and installation. go to the next step. If the operational charge does not work. 3. see “Check the Battery Pack” on page 90. See the following figure: Pin 1: +19 to +20. see “Undetermined Problems” on page 103. do the following: q q q Replace the System board. 89 Chapter 4 .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. NOTE: An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate a defect.5V Pin 2: 0V. replace the power adapter. 2. If the voltage is within the range. 4. If the power-on indicator does not light up. If the problem is not corrected. Ground 1.

See the following figure 3. for both battery and adapter. 3. After you use the touchpad. Touchpad Check If the touchpad doesn’t work. No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time. If the voltage is still less than 7. Reconnect the touchpad cables. 2. Repeat the steps 1 and 2. 2. use a discharged battery pack or a battery pack that has less than 50% of the total power remaining when installed in the computer.Check the Battery Pack To check the battery pack. Replace the touchpad. Re-install the battery pack. steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. replace the battery. This symptom is not a hardware problem. 2. do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Chapter 4 90 . Replace the system board. To check the battery charge operation. remove the battery pack and let it return to room temperature. replace the battery pack. replace the DC/DC charger board. confirm that if the parameters shown in the screen for Current Power Source and Total Battery Power Remaining are correct. If the charge indicator still does not light up. the pointer drifts on the screen for a short time. 4. If the charge indicator still does not light up. This helps you identify first the problem is on recharging or discharging. This self-acting pointer movement can occur when a slight. Power off the computer. Do not replace a non-defective FRU: 1. 3. From Hardware: 1.5 Vdc after recharging. Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery terminals 1(+) and 6(ground). do the following: From Software: 1. Check out the Power Management in Control Panel In Power Meter. If the battery status indicator does not light up.

put the original part back in the computer.. see “Undetermined Problems” on page 103. NOTE: Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU/Action column. Do not replace a non-defective FRU. Some of them display information about a hardware device.Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. the amount of memory installed. NOTE: If the system fails after you make changes in the BIOS Setup Utility menus. if the FRU replacement does not solve the problem. such as the way it has been configured. The most likely cause is listed first. This index can also help you determine the next possible FRU to be replaced when servicing a computer. NOTE: Most of the error messages occur during POST. 91 Chapter 4 . The following lists the error messages that the BIOS displays on the screen and the error symptoms classified by function. enter Setup and install Setup defaults or correct the error. If the symptom is not listed.g. Others may indicate a problem with a device. e. reset the computer.

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. W:xxxxh) Real Time Clock Error CMOS Battery Bad CMOS Checksum Error System disabled. then reboot system. no message will show. Error Messages Equipment Configuration Error Error Message List Error Messages Failure Fixed Disk FRU/Action in Sequence Reconnect hard disk drive connector. RTC battery Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time. Unlock external keyboard Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.Unlock key switch Monitor type does not match CMOS . Hard disk drive System board Stuck Key Keyboard error Keyboard Controller Failed Keyboard locked . RTC battery Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time. <No error code> Thermal critical High In this situation BIOS will shut down system. then reboot system. see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 87. then reboot system. CPU BIOS Update Code Mismatch 2. System board Chapter 4 92 .Replace and run Setup System CMOS checksum bad .Run Setup Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn System battery is dead . BIOS ROM System board DIMM System board DIMM System board Replace RTC battery and Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time. “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility. Battery critical LOW In this situation BIOS will issue 4 short beeps then shut down system. not show message.Default configuration used System timer error see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 87. see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 87.Index of Error Messages Error Code List Error Codes 006 Causes: 1.

then reboot system.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. Incorrect Drive A type .run SETUP System cache error . RTC battery System board Memory size found by POST differed from CMOS Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility. RTC battery System board Allocation Error for device Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility. System board Previous boot incomplete .Default configuration used Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility. DIMM System board Diskette drive A error Check the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in BIOS Setup Utility See “External Diskette Drive Check” on page 87. Diskette drive Hard disk drive System board FRU/Action in Sequence 93 Chapter 4 . RTC battery System board Operating system not found Enter Setup and see if fixed disk and drive A: are properly identified.Error Message List Error Messages Real time clock error RTC battery Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time. 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.

Reconnect the LCD connector Hard disk drive LCD inverter ID LCD cable LCD Inverter LCD System board No beep. power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. Reconnect the LCD connectors. System board. LED board. Power source (battery pack and power adapter).Error Message List No beep Error Messages No beep. power-on indicator turns on and a blinking cursor shown on LCD during POST. Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly. But you can see POST on an external CRT. power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. FRU/Action in Sequence Power source (battery pack and power adapter)... Reconnect the DIMM. Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly. No beep during POST but system runs correctly. System board Speaker System board Chapter 4 94 . No beep. LCD inverter ID LCD cable LCD inverter LCD System board No beep. See “Power System Check” on page 88. See “Power System Check” on page 88. power-on indicator turns off and LCD is blank.

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 95 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 96 .

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. two short beeps on checksum failure.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. 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) 97 Chapter 4 .

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 98 .

Battery pack Power adapter Hard drive & battery connection board System board The system doesn’t power-off. LCD inverter ID LCD inverter LCD cable LCD System board Indicator-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Indicator incorrectly remains off or on. See “Power System Check” on page 88. Reconnect the LCD connectors. Battery pack Power adapter Hard drive & battery connection board System board The system doesn’t power-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”. then reboot system. Power source (battery pack and power adapter). 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. Keyboard (if contrast and brightness function key doesn't work). Hold and press the power switch for more than 4 seconds. 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). System board 99 Chapter 4 . See “Power System Check” on page 88. See “Power System Check” on page 88. Power source (battery pack and power adapter).

Keyboard (if control is from the keyboard) Hard disk drive System board The system doesn't enter hibernation mode and four short beeps every minute. Press Fn+oand see if the computer enters hibernation mode. PCMCIA slot assembly System board PCMCIA slot assembly Action in Sequence Memory-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Memory count (size) appears different from actual size. PCMCIA-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error System cannot detect the PC Card (PCMCIA) PCMCIA slot pin is damaged. then reboot system. LCD cover switch System board The system doesn't resume from hibernation mode. Touchpad Keyboard Hard disk connection board Hard disk drive System board The system doesn’t enter standby mode after closing the LCD See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 45. Audio driver Speaker System board Internal speakers make noise or emit no sound. Hard disk connection board Hard disk drive System board The system doesn't resume from standby mode after opening the LCD.Power-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Battery can’t be charged Battery pack System board Action in Sequence See “Check the Battery Pack” on page 90. multimedia programs. Action in Sequence Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Default Settings. DIMM System board Speaker-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error In Windows. See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 45. no sound comes from the computer. 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. LCD cover switch System board Chapter 4 100 . See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 45.

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. Battery pack System board System hangs intermittently. Touchpad board System board Action in Sequence Reconnect the keyboard cable. USB does not work correctly Print problems. Device driver Device cable Device System board Keyboard/Touchpad-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Keyboard (one or more keys) does not work. Action in Sequence Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Default Settings”. then charge battery). 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.Power Management-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Battery fuel gauge in Windows doesn’t go higher than 90%. Action in Sequence Remove battery pack and let it cool for 2 hours. External display does not work correctly. Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM/diskette drives. Press Fn+F5. Hard disk connection board System board Peripheral-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error System configuration does not match the installed devices. Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM drives. Onboard Devices Configuration Run printer self-test. Refresh battery (continue use battery until power off. then reboot system. 101 Chapter 4 . Keyboard System board Touchpad does not work. Ensure the “Serial Port” in the Devices Configuration” of BIOS Setup Utility is set to Enabled. Modem-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Internal modem does not work correctly. Printer driver Printer cable Printer System Board Serial or parallel port device problems. see “Undetermined Problems” on page 103. Reconnect touchpad cable.

Rerun the test to verify that there are no more errors.Intermittent Problems Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with a hardware defect. If no error is detected. 2. When analyzing an intermittent problem. Run the advanced diagnostic test for the system board in loop mode at least 10 times. do not replace any FRU. 3. or software errors. such as: cosmic radiation. electrostatic discharge. Chapter 4 102 . replace the FRU. If any error is detected. FRU replacement should be considered only when a recurring problem exists. do the following: 1.

If the problem does not recur. Determine if the problem has changed. replace the FRU. NOTE: Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly. mouse.): 1. 3. whether a short circuit is suspected. and other external devices Battery pack Hard disk drive DIMM CD-ROM/Diskette drive Module PC Cards 4. or whether the system is inoperative. Power-on the computer. If any problems are found. Power-off the computer. Visually check them for damage. 5. Follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate non-defective FRU). (See “Power System Check” on page 88. 6. replace the following FRU one at a time. reconnect the removed devices one at a time until you find the failing FRU. 7. NOTE: Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer.Undetermined Problems The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed. Do not replace a non-defective FRU: q q System board LCD assembly 103 Chapter 4 . 2. Remove or disconnect all of the following devices: q q q q q q q Non-Acer devices Printer. If the problem remains. which installed devices are incorrect.

Chapter 5 Jumper and Connector Locations Top View 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 8 9 10 11 15 16 12 13 14 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 U14 U15 JP9 LED1 LED2 JP13 JP11 JP12 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 JP1 JP3 JP34 JP4 JP6 JP5 JP2 JP36 LVDS Connector Speaker (Left) Connector Speaker (Right) Connector Microphone Connector Touchpad Connector Keyboard Connector Button Board Connector LED Board Connector Chapter 5 89 .

Bottom View 1 3 2 8 7 4 5 6 14 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 20 19 18 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 JP22 JP27 SW1 JP28 JP29 U29 JP30 JP31 JP32 JP33 IEEE1394 Connector CPU Socket SATA HDD Connector Volume Control DDRII Memory Socket DDRII Memory Socket Audio Codec Controller Memory Card Reader Line-Out/Headphone/SPDIF Jackt Mic-in Jack Line-in Jack 90 Chapter 5 .

or follow the rules set by your regional Acer office on how to return it. 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.Chapter 6 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of Aspire 5520/5220. NOTE: To scrap or to return the defective parts. Please note that WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS. Chapter 6 91 . it will not be noted on the printed Service Guide. your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code from those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. you should follow the local government ordinance or regulations on how to dispose it properly. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization). For whatever reasons a part number change is made.

8MAH SONY SY 4S2P 4.0AH 7 01K 0FA BATTERY LI-ION 6CELLS 4KMAH SONY SY 3S2P 4.09003.11 A/B/G MOW1 (MM#872612) MINI WLAN/B INTEL 802.8AH 7 01K 0FA BOARD MODEM BOARD FX.06501.0AH 7 01K 0FA BATTERY LI-ION 6CELLS 4KMAH SANYO SA 3S2P 4AH 7 01K 0FA BATTERY LI-ION 6CELLS 4KMAH SIMPLO SP PA 3S2P 4.006 AP.005 KI.009 BT.AHE02.00807.016 AP.013 AP.06501.8AH 7 01K 0FA BATTERY LI-ION 8CELLS 4.001 KI.002 92 Chapter 6 .024 BT.00604.GLN01.020 BLUETOOTH BOARD 54.011 PANASONIC PA 4S2P 4.014 BT.11 A/B/G MOW2 (MM#872612) KI.8MAH BT.00605.GLN01.09001.013 AP.09003.011 No.009 AP.003 AP.8MAH SANYO SA 4S2P 4. Part Name and Description Acer Part No.11 B/G MINI WLAN/B INTEL 802.001 MINI WLAN/B INTEL 802.06503.00603.033 BT. BATTERY LI-ION 8CELLS 4.Aspire 5520/5220 FRU List Category ADAPTER ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP65KB DBFF ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP65KB DFA ADAPTER 65W 3PIN LITEON PA-165002 LR ADAPTER 65W 3PIN LITEON PA-165002AC ADAPTER 90W 3PIN DELTA ADP-90SB BBAC ADAPTER 90W 3PIN DELTA ADP-90SB BBEA ADAPTER 90W 3PIN LITEON PA-190024AR ADAPTER 90W 3PIN LITEON PA-190004 LR BATTERY BATTERY LI-ION 6CELLS 4KMAH BT.00804.0AH 7 01K 0FA BT.06503.00607.22500.015 PANASONIC PA 3S2P 4.018 AP.010 BT.GLN01.8MAH SIMPLO SP PA 4S2P 4.8AH 7 01K 0FA BATTERY LI-ION 8CELLS 4.00805.8AH 7 01K 0FA BATTERY LI-ION 8CELLS 4.00803.012 AP.09001.

004 KI.005 VGA BOARD-M71M 128MB VG. KI.T/P TO MB BLUE TOOTH CABLE 15.002 VGA BOARD-M71M 256MB W/HDCP CABLE RJ11 CABLE 15.002 USB BOARD FOR TV 55.11 4965ANG MOW2 (MM#886220) MINI WLAN/B INTEL 802.Category No.001 KI.003 KI.AHE02.KDN01.002 KI.002 50.003 USB BOARD FOR W/O TV RF BOARD FOR DTV 55.11 A/B/G JPN (MM#875652) MINI WLAN/B INTEL 802.71M02. Part Name and Description MINI WLAN/B INTEL 802.KDN01.AHE02.001 50.004 55.11 A/B/G ROW (MM#872612) MINI WLAN/B INTEL 802.GLN01.003 KI.11 4965ANG ROW (MM#886434) MINI WLAN/B INTEL 802.71M02.004 Chapter 6 93 .AHE02.GLN01.AHE02.AHE02.4 50.4 50.KDN01.4" Acer Part No.KDN01.AHE02.AHE02.4 55.AHE02.004 55.11 4965ANG MOW1 (MM#886224) MINI WLAN/B INTEL 802.001 LED BOARD W/CABLE 15.003 USB CABLE 15.AHE02.001 FFC CABLE .11 4965ANG JP (MM#886437) BUTTON BOARD W/CABLE 15.4 VG.

DIS 60.010 27.TAVV5.001 50.TAVV5.001 UPPER CASE ASSY 15.4 60.TAVV5.012 27.AHE02.ABD02.005 27.009 27.002 60. Part Name and Description RF CABLE 15.4 UMA 60.011 27.007 27.006 42.4 LOWER CASE ASSY UMA W/O TV-15.002 94 Chapter 6 .TAVV5. 50.UMA LOWER CASE ASSY UMA W/TV-15.AHE02.AHE02.TAVV5.013 27.001 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 KOERA 3 PIN POWER CORD ISRAEL 3 PIN POWER CORD INDIA 3 PIN POWER CORD TWN 3 PIN CASE/COVER/BRACKET ASSEMBLY MIDDLE COVER 15.004 27.001 UPPER CASE ASSY 15.003 27.TAVV5.4 LOWER CASE ASSY DIS W/TV-15.ABD02.TAVV5.003 60.008 27.014 42.001 20.AHE02.ABD02.003 50.AHE02.004 60.006 27.AHE02.TAVV5.TAVV5.005 LOWER CASE ASSY DIS W/O TV-15.AHH02.AHE02.TAVV5.AHE02.4 THERMAL DOOR 15.TAVV5.Category No.001 27.AHE02.002 27.TAVV5.4 27.009 50.005 7 PIN MINI-DIN S-VIDEO TO 4 CABLE PAL TO NTSC CONNECTOR SMB JACK DVB-T ANT DC-IN CABLE (65W) UMA DC-IN CABLE (90W) UMA/DIS 50.TAVV5.TAVV5.AHE02.4 W/TP TP BRACKET TP FFC .4 W/TP TP BRACKET TP FFC .4 Acer Part No.002 50.ABD02.

AHE02.038 KU.003 CPU/PROCESSOR INTEL CPU MEROM DUAL CORE T7700 2.005 KO.00807.DTP KC.001 DVD-RW DRIVE DVD SUPER MULTI MODULE TRAY IN 6M.DTP INTEL CPU MEROM DUAL CORE T7500 2.73001.005 42.2G LF80537GG0494M SLA44 E1 INTEL CPU MEROM DUAL CORE T7300 2.055 Chapter 6 95 .4G LF80537GG0564M SLA43 E1 KC.002 DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE PIONEER DVR-K17RS 0FA DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE PANASONIC UJ-850UAA1-A VISTA KU.0G LF80537GG0414M SLA45 E1 INTEL CPU MEROM DUAL CORE T7100 1.8G LF80537GG0332M SLA4A M0 INTEL CPU MEROM DUAL CORE T5450 1.77001.AHE02.66G LF80537GF0282M QWNW M0 SLA4F COMBO MODULE DVD/CDRW 24X COMBO MODULE KC.54501.00805.71001.4" 33.AHE02.003 ODD BRACKET 15.0240E.AHE02.Category No.4 DIS Acer Part No. 42. Part Name and Description THERMAL DOOR 15.DTP 6M.DTP KC.75001.0240D.001 DVD/CDRW COMBP DRIVE HLDS GCC-T10N VISTA 0FA DVD/CDRW COMBP DRIVE SONY CRX880A VISTA 0FA ODD BEZEL-COMBO KO.DTP KC.AHE02.

12008. KU.12007.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:04.4" 33.030 KH.027 T20N 0FA DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE SONY AD7530A 0FA ODD BEZEL-SUPER MULTI KU.011 KH.AHE02.08004.010 DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE HLDS GSA.KU.ALD HDD SATA 80G 5400RPM TOSHIBA MK8037GSX Gemini BS SATA LF F/ W:DL230J KH.0080D.026 KH. Part Name and Description DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE PHILIPS DS-8A1P 0FA Acer Part No.08008.018 KH.010 KH.01G04 HDD SATA 160G 5400RPM HGST HTS541616J9SA00 SURUGA-B LF F/ W: C70P HDD SATA 160G 5400RPM SEAGATE ST9160821AS SATA 8MB LF 3.031 KH.12001.01G04 KH.AHE02.004 ODD BRACKET 15.Category No.001 HD-DVD MODULE HD-DVD DRIVE TOSHIBA TS-L802A VISTA 0FA AC05 ODD BEZEL-HD DVD ODD BRACKET 15.002 42.16008.021 HDD SATA 80G 5400RPM SEAGATE ST980811AS SATA 8MB LF 3.033 HDD SATA 80G 5400RPM WD WD800BEVS-22RST0 ML80 SATA LF F/ W:04.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:04.00809.001 KH.08007.001 KH.01G04 HDD SATA 120G 5400RPM HGST HTS541612J9SA00 SURUGA-B LF F/ W: C70P HDD SATA 120G 5400RPM SEAGATE ST9120822AS SATA 8MB LF 3.12004.AHE02.005 33.08001.00101.006 KH.16007.0080E.16001.010 KH.16004.4" HDD/HARD DISK DRIVE HDD SATA 80G 5400RPM HGST HTS541680J9SA00 SURUGA-B LF F/ W: C70P TBD KV.019 96 Chapter 6 .002 42.AHE02.

060 Chapter 6 97 .052 KB.058 KB.INT00.040 KB.043 KB.INT00.20004.059 KB.4 33.INT00.054 KB.4 Acer Part No.001 42.INT00.036 KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 88KS WHITE US INTERNATIONAL HEBREW KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE UK KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE TURKISH KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 88KS WHITE THAILAND KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE SWISS/G KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE SWEDISH KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE SPANISH KEYBOARD WHITE 15.046 KB.AHE02.038 KB.AHE02.4 SLOVAK KEYBOARD WHITE 15.007 HDD BRACKET 15. KH.INT00.INT00.INT00.INT00.047 KB.INT00.INT00.041 KB.037 KB.INT00.INT00.INT00.045 KB.057 KB.048 KB.042 KB.INT00.039 KB.050 KB.INT00.INT00.002 KEYBOARD KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 88KS WHITE US INTERNATIONAL KB.053 KB.INT00.Category No.INT00. Part Name and Description HDD SATA 200G 4200RPM TOSHIBA MK2035GSS Gemini SATA LF F/ W:DK022A HDD DOOR 15.INT00.4 SLO/CRO KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 88KS WHITE RUSSIAN KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE PORTUGUESE KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE NORWEGIAN KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 88KS WHITE KOREAN KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 93KS WHITE JAPANESE KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE ITALIAN KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE HUNGARIAN KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 88KS WHITE GREEK KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE GERMAN KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE FRENCH KB.INT00.

068 KB.15406.INT00.065 KB.INT00.063 KB. WXGA GLARE W/ANTENNA CCD 6M.15408.4 IN.6mm/Asahi LCD 15.4 IN.Category No.4 WXGAG CMO N154I2-L05 Glare :220nits.066 KB. KB.025 LK.4 50. LOGO W/ MIC W/ANTENNA 60.017 LK.4 WXGAG SAMSUNG LTN154AT01-001(G) 220nits 8ms INVERTER BOARD 15.LK.023 HW1A 154 WX G 0FA LCD 15.INT00.AHE02.4 WXGAG AUO B154EW02 V7.AHE02.AHE02.15405.15405.008 98 Chapter 6 .4 WXGAG AUO B154EW08 V1 LCD 15. 8ms 0.AHE02.4 FOR CCD 60.15405.064 KB.001 LCD WIRESET 15.4 WXGAG LPL LP154WX4TLB2 (G) 8ms 220nits Nanking LCD 15.INT00.4 LK.006 LCD COVER ASSY 15.INT00.062 KB.007 LCD BEZEL ASSY 15.003 LCD 15.AHE02.025 LK.INT00.INT00.069 LCD ASSY LCD MODULE 15.1540D.021 LCD 15.INT00.021 19. Part Name and Description KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE DUTCH KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE DANISH KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE CZECH KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 88KS WHITE TRADITIONAL CHINESE KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE CANADIAN FRENCH KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 89KS WHITE BELGIUM KEYBOARD 14_15KB-FV2 88KS WHITE ARABIC/ENGLISH Acer Part No.067 KB.4 WXGAG AUO B154EW02 V7(G) 8ms 220nits HW0A LK.

007 60.1540D.4 Acer Part No.15405. Part Name and Description LCD BRACKET SET R&L 15.019 Chapter 6 99 .AHE02.51203.4 WXGAG CMO N154I2-L05 Glare :220nits. 33.AHE02.4 IN.001 CCD BRACKET-15. LOGO W/ MIC W/ANTENNA LCD BEZEL ASSY 15.025 LK.023 HW1A 154 WX G 0FA LCD 15.5120G.4 WXGAG AUO B154EW02 V7(G) 8ms 220nits HW0A TBD LK.AHE02.3M 57.4 WXGAG AUO B154EW08 V1 LCD 15.15406.017 LK.032 MEMORY 512MB DDRII 667 SAMSUNG M470T6554EZ3-CE6 MEMORY 512MB DDRII 667 HYNIX HYMP564S64CP6-Y5 KN.021 19.4 WXGAG SAMSUNG LTN154AT01-001(G) 220nits 8ms INVERTER BOARD 15.4 LCD COVER ASSY 15.AH902.003 MAINBOARB PM965 DISCRETE W/ CARD READER_EXPRESS CARD W/O CPU MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY 512MB DDRII 667 NANYA NT512T64UH8B0FN-3C MB.023 KN. 8ms 0.004 47.4 33.021 LCD 15.4 WXGAG AUO B154EW02 V7.AHE02.003 CCD MODULE 0.4 FOR W/O CCD FUNCTION LCD BRACKET SET R&L 15.AHH02.5120B.15408.15405.001 KN.4 LCD WIRESET 15.AHE02.Category No.LK.6mm/Asahi LCD 15.4 IN.AHE02.001 LK.003 33.4 WXGAG LPL LP154WX4TLB2 (G) 8ms 220nits Nanking LCD 15.4 MAINBOARD MAINBOARB GM965 UMA W/CARD READER_EXPRESS CARD W/O CPU MEMORY MB.AHE02. WXGA GLARE W/ANTENNA LCD 15.001 ASSY LCD MODULE 15.001 50.15405.4 CCD MYLAR-15.AHE02.025 LK.AHE02.006 60.

4 MIC SET 15.4 LCD FRONT RUBBER 15.4 ACCESSORY REMOTE CONTROLLER EU REMOTE CONTROLLER TS REMOTE CONTROLLER SC REMOTE CONTROLLER EN MISCELLANEOUS THERMAL DOOR FRONT RUBBER 15.002 47.003 47.AHE02.AHE02.4 100 50.1GB0B.4 LOWER CASE RUBBER 15.4 LCD SIDE RUBBER 15.20400.002 SPEAKER L 15.AHE02.001 TBD 47.4 23.011 KN.1GB03.004 Chapter 6 .20400.AHE02.AHE02.004 LZ.4 ANTENNA L-15.1GB0G.001 HEATSINK CPU THERMAL MODULE 60.AHE02.005 47.AHE02.014 KN.Category No.AHE02.007 47.006 FAN FAN 23.AS5720 NAMEPALTE .AHE02.007 50.009 VGA THERMAL (M71M)-DIS 60.4 THERMAL PAD NAMEPALTE .006 LZ.4 23.010 SPEAKER SPEAKER R 15.AHE02.AHE02.004 LZ.20400.005 LZ. Part Name and Description MEMORY 1GB DDRII 667 NANYA NT1GT64U8HB0BN-3C MEMORY 1GB DDRII 667 SAMSUNG M470T2953EZ3-CE6 MEMORY 1GB DDRII 667 HYNIX HYMP512S64CP8-Y5 Acer Part No.006 47.008 40.4 THERMAL DOOR RUBBER 15.007 47.AHE02.20400. KN.AHE02.AS5320 LCD SCREW PAD 15.003 ANTENNA R 15.008 23.AHE02.AHE02.AHE02.

0D 3L K 5D NI + SCREW.TG607.AHE02.AHE02.2L K 6D NI + SCREW.005 86. SPEAKER ASSY SCERW SCREW.M2*3(NL) SCREW.M2*2.F 4# 5L K 4.AHE02.M2. M2.M 2.2 SCREW.006 86.2X0.5D 3.AHE02.Category SPEAKER No.002 86.5D ZK NL + CR3+ SCREW.5*3(Ni-NL) SCREW.AHE02.5 K 5.AHE02.AHE02.M M 2. Part Name and Description Acer Part No.AHE02.AHE02.009 86.M2*5(Ni-NL) SCREW.M2.5*6(NL) SCREW.AHE02.007 86.003 86.5*12(NL) SCREW.004 86.85 4 (NL) R00 23.M2.001 86.001 86.008 86.010 Chapter 6 101 .

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