Acer Aspire 4920 Service Guide

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the buyer (and not Acer Incorporated. Acer Incorporated makes no representations or warranties. its distributor. or its dealer) assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing.Disclaimer The information in this guide is subject to change without notice. Core Duo and Core 2 Duo are trademarks of Intel Corporation. repair. with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Should the programs prove defective following their purchase. Any Acer Incorporated software described in this manual is sold or licensed "as is". Other brand and product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Acer is a registered trademark of Acer Corporation. either expressed or implied. and any incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect in the software. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. iv .

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

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

Table of Contents System Specification Features Your Acer Notebook Tour Front View Closed Front View Left View Right View Rear Panel Bottom Panel Indicators Easy-launch Buttons MediaTouch Keys Touchpad Touchpad Basics Using the Keyboard Lock Keys and Embedded Numeric Keypad Windows Keys Hotkeys Special Keys Acer Empowering Technology Empowering Technology Password Acer eNet Management Acer ePower Management Acer eAudio Management Acer ePresentation Management Acer eDataSecurity Management Acer eLock Management Acer eRecovery Management Acer eSettings Management Windows Mobility Center Using the System Utilities Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) Launch Manager Norton Internet Security Hardware Specifications and Configurations 1 1 4 4 5 6 7 7 8 9 10 11 12 12 14 14 15 16 17 18 18 19 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 30 31 32 33 System Utilities BIOS Setup Utility Entering BIOS Setup BIOS Setup Primary Menus BIOS Setup Navigation Keys Information Menu Main Menu Security Menu Boot Menu Exit Menu 41 41 41 41 41 42 43 44 46 47 Machine Disassembly and Replacement Disassembly Requirements General Information Pre-disassembly Instructions Disassembly Process 49 49 50 50 51 vii .

External Module Disassembly Process External Modules Disassembly Flowchart Removing the Battery Pack Removing the SD Dummy Card Removing the Express Dummy Card Removing the Lower Cover Removing the DIMM Removing the WLAN Board Module Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module Removing the Optical Drive Module Main Unit Disassembly Process Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart Removing the CPU Heatsink Module Removing the CPU Removing the Keyboard Removing the Middle Cover Removing the Power Board Removing the Media Board Removing the LCD Module Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case Removing the Speaker Modules Removing the Launch Board Removing the Touchpad Board Module Removing the Bluetooth Board Removing the USB board Removing the Mainboard Removing the Modem Board Removing the RTC Battery LCD Module Disassembly Process LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart Removing the LCD Bezel Removing the Camera Board Removing the Inverter Board Removing the LCD with Brackets Removing the LCD Brackets Removing the LCD Module Hinges Removing the Antennas Removing the Microphones 52 52 53 54 54 55 56 57 58 59 61 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 70 73 74 75 77 78 79 81 83 85 85 86 87 88 89 91 92 93 94 Troubleshooting System Check Procedures External CD/DVD-ROM Drive Check Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check Memory Check Power System Check Touchpad Check Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message Index of Error Messages Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message Intermittent Problems Undetermined Problems 97 98 98 98 98 99 100 101 102 104 108 111 112 System Block Diagram and Connector Locations System Block Diagram viii 113 113 .

Board Layout Top View Bottom View 114 114 115 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List Aspire 4920 Exploded Diagram Aspire 4920 FRU List 119 120 121 Model Definition and Configuration Aspire 4920 130 130 Test Compatible Components Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ Compatibility Test 133 134 Online Support Information 139 ix .

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xD-Picture Card™ (xD) Audio Dolby®-certified surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers Dolby Home Theater audio enhancement featuring Dolby Digital. 800 MHz FSB) and T7100 (2 MB L2 cache. Dolby Digital Stereo Creator. 1. supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology Display and Graphics 14.0 (8 MB of dedicated DDR2 VRAM.8 GHz. 2/2. Dolby PRO LOGIC® II.Chapter 1 System Specification Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many feature: Platform Intel® Core™2 Duo Mobile Processor T7300/T7500/T7700 (4 MB L2 cache. featuring Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 with up to 358 MB of Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4. 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO). MultiMediaCard (MMC).11b/g) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection.11a/b/g) or 3945BG (dual-mode 802. supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista™ 16 ms response time ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X2500 (256 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM) with HyperMemory™ supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 9 and PCI Express® (for selected models) or Mobile Intel GM965 Express Chipset with integrated 3D graphics.4 GHz.7 million colors MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability (acceleration) S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) support Acer Arcade™ featuring Acer CinemaVision™ and Acer ClearVision™ technologies Storage Subsystem 80/120/160 GB or larger hard disk drive DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive 5-in-1 card reader supporting Secure Digital (SD). up to 350 MB of dynamic system memory). 800 MHz FSB) supporting Intel 64 architecture Mobile Intel GM965/PM965 Express chipset Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (dual-band tri-mode 802.2/2. Memory Stick® (MS).1" WXGA high brightness (200-nits) Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD. Dolby Digital Live. Dolby Headphone and Dolby Virtual Speaker technologies Intel High Definition Audio support S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers MS-Sound compatible Chapter 1 1 . supporting Microsoft® DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 (for selected models) Dual independent display support 16.

four cursor keys. or 3945BG (dual-mode 802. Wake-on-Ring ready I/O Interface ExpressCard™/54 slot 5-in-1 card reader (SD™/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) Four USB 2.92 with PTT approval. next and record keys Acer Media Center remote control (optional) Communication Acer Video Conference featuring: Integrated Acer CrystalEye webcam supporting enhanced Acer PrimaLite™ technology Acer PureZone technology Optional Acer Xpress VoIP phone WLAN: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (dual-band tri-mode 802. two Windows® keys.3 W 4800 mAh Li-ion battery pack (6-cell) (for selected models) / 44. stop. Acer Arcade™ Acer MediaTouch keys: play/pause. and noise suppression technologies Input Devices 88-/89-/93-key keyboard.0 CPU power management standard: supports Standby and Hibernation power-saving modes 53. email.5 mm (minimum) key travel Seamless touchpad with 4-way scroll button 12 function keys. Bluetooth. with inverted "T" cursor layout. previous. Wake-on-LAN ready Modem: 56K ITU V. supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology WPAN: Bluetooth® 2. Internet. independent US and Euro dollar sign keys Empowering Key Easy-launch buttons: WLAN.0 ports IEEE 1394 port Consumer infrared (CIR) port External display (VGA) port S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port Headphones/speaker/line-out port with S/PDIF support Microphone-in jack Line-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port Modem (RJ-11) port DC-in jack for AC adapter Power Subsystem ACPI 3.11a/b/g). echo cancellation. hotkey controls.4 W 4000 mAh Li-ion battery pack (6-cell) (for selected models) 3-pin 65 W AC adapter (for selected models) 2 Chapter 1 .Acer PureZone technology with two built-in stereo microphones featuring beam forming. embedded numeric keypad.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) (for selected models) LAN: Gigabit Ethernet. international language support.11b/g) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection. 2.

5 inches) Depth: 246 mm (9.5-hour rapid charge system-off 3.45/1.5-hour charge-in-use 3-pin 90 W AC adapter supporting Acer QuicCharge™ technology (for selected models): 80% charge in 1 hour 2-hour rapid charge system-off 3-hour charge-in-use Dimensions and weight Width: 344 mm (13.2.65 inches) Weight (approximately.84 lbs.) (configuration may vary by models) Environment Temperature: Operating: 5 ° C to 35 ° C Non-operating: -20 ° C to 65 ° C Humidity (non-condensing): operating: 20% to 80% Non-operating: 20% to 80% Chapter 1 3 . with 6-cell battery): 2.65 kg (5.7 inches) Height: 37/42 mm (1.

For use with Acer Arcade media playing program. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. 4 Chapter 1 . Front View # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Item Acer PureZone Acer Crystal Eye Display screen Power button Status indicators Empowering key Easy-launch buttons Palmrest Status indicators Click buttons (left. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. Launch Acer Empowering Technology. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD). Touch-sensitive keys which function as play/pause. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. next and record. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. Web camera for video communication. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. let us show you around your new Aspire computer. previous. Turns the computer on and off. the center button serves as a 4-way scroll button. stop. For entering data into your computer. displays computer output. center and right) Touchpad Keyboard Speakers MediaTouch keys Acer Arcade Description Internal microphone for sound recording.Your Acer Notebook Tour After knowing your computer features. Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output.

audio CD player. Receives signals from a remote control. mp3 player) Accepts inputs from external microphones. Locks and releases the lid.g.g. Connects to audio line-out devices (e. Chapter 1 5 . headphones).Closed Front View # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Icon Item Unlimited volume control wheel Latch CIR receiver Line-in jack Microphone jack Headphones/speaker/ line-out jack with S/PDIF support Description Adjust the volume of the audio-out.. speakers. Accepts audio line-in devices (e. stereo walkman..

Connects to a phone line. Note: Only one card can operate at any given time.. Memory Stick Pro (MS PRO).0 devices (e.g. USB camera). Connects to IEEE 1394 devices. external monitor.. MultiMediaCard (MMC). Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based network. Accepts one ExpressCard/54 module. LCD projector). Connect to USB 2.0 ports Description Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.g. Accepts Secure Digital (SD). Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. 7 8 9 4-pin IEEE 1394 port ExpressCard/54 slot 5-in-1 card reader 6 Chapter 1 . Memory Stick (MS). Connects to a display device (e.Left View # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Icon Item Kensington lock slot External display (VGA) port Modem (RJ-11) port Ethernet (RJ-45) port S-video/TV-out (NTSC/ PAL) port USB 2. USB mouse. and xDPicture Card.

Rear Panel # 1 Item Ventilation slots Description Enable the computer to stay cool.0 devices (e. USB mouse. Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off.. Ejects the optical disk from the drive. Lights up when the optical drive is active. Connects to an AC adapter.0 ports DC-in jack Description Internal optical drive. Connect to USB 2. USB camera).Right View # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Icon Item Optical drive Optical disk access indicator Optical drive eject button Emergency eject hole USB 2. even after prolonged use. Chapter 1 7 . accepts CDs or DVDs.g.

Houses the computer's main memory. even after prolonged use. Releases the battery for removal. Locks the battery in position. Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. Houses the computer’s hard disk (secured with screws) Enable the computer to stay cool.Bottom Panel # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Icon Item Battery bay Battery release latch Battery lock Memory compartment Hard disk bay Ventilation slots and cooling fan Description Houses the computer's battery pack. 8 Chapter 1 .

Chapter 1 9 .Indicators The computer has four easy-to-read status indicators: The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed up. Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. Icon Function HDD Num lock Caps lock Power Battery Description Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Indicates the computer's power status. NOTE: Battery LED status during charging: • Amber: Charging. Indicates the computer's batttery status. • Green: Charging complete.

To set the Web browser. but can be reset by users. Web browser. Internet browser (user-Programmable) Email application (user-Programmable) Enables/disables the Bluetooth function. Press < > to run the Acer Empowering Technology. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Icon Function Wireless communication button/ indicator Web browser Mail Bluetooth communication button/indicator Empowering Technology Acer Arcade Description Enables/disables the wireless function. (user-programmable) Launch Acer Arcade utility 10 Chapter 1 . Empowering Key < > and one user-programmable button. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Launch Acer Empowering Technology.Easy-launch Buttons There are several conveniently located easy-launch buttons. run the Acer Launch Manager. mail and programmable buttons. They are: mail.

title. Move forward within the current track or go to next track. Record / Chapter 1 11 . or chapter.MediaTouch Keys The touch-sensitive media keys make easy and quick media control with great touch feedback. Media-Touch keys Description Play or Pause Stop Move backward within the current track or go to the next title or chapter.

The central location on the palmrest provides optimum comfort and support.Touchpad The built-in touchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its surface. 12 Chapter 1 . Use the 4-way scroll (3) button (for selected models) or Acer BioProtect fingerprint reader (3) supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function (for selected models) to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This button or fingerprint reader mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button. Press the left (1) and right (4) buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and execution functions. Touchpad Basics The following teaches you how to use the touchpad: Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor. This means the cursor responds as you move your finger across the surface of the touchpad.

keep it .and your fingers . Click once. Chapter 1 13 . then use finger to drag the cursor on the touchpad Right Button (4) Main touchpad (2) Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking the mouse button). vertical and horizontal scrolling is enabled on your touchpad. Click and hold. Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button) then hold finger to the touchpad on the second tap to drag the cursor. Tapping too hard will not increase the touchpad’s responsiveness. Center button (3) Select Drag Access context menu Scroll Click once Click and hold to move up/down/left/ right. NOTE: When using the touchpad.Function Execute Left Button (1) Click twice quickly. The touchpad is sensitive to finger movement. hence. the better the response. the lighter the touch. NOTE: By default. Tap once. It can be disabled under Mouse settings in Windows Control Panel.dry and clean.

Desired Access Number keys on embedded keypad. the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the arithmetic operators +.Using the Keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad. When Scroll Lock is on. Num Lock Off N/A Hold <Fn> while using cursorcontrol keys. A better solution would be to connect an external keypad. Lock Key Caps Lock Num Lock <Fn> + <F11> Description When Caps Lock is on. two Windows keys and twelve function keys. Scroll Lock does not work with some applications. Hold <Shift> while using cursorcontrol keys. and two special keys. Scroll Lock <Fn> + <F12> The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. Cursor-control keys on embedded keypad Main keyboard keys Num Lock On Type numbers in a normal manner. Hold <Fn> while typing letters on embedded keypad. When Num Lock is on. cursor-control key symbols are not printed on the keys. 14 Chapter 1 . Type the letters in a normal manner. -. *. To simplify the keyboard legend. Use this mode when you need to do a lot of numeric data entry. and /). It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase. the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively. Lock Keys and Embedded Numeric Keypad The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. separate cursor keys.

or switch users (if you're not connected to a network domain) > + <M>: Minimizes all windows > + <R>: Open the Run dialog box > + <T>: Cycle through programs on the taskbar > + <U>: Open Ease of Access Center > + <X>: Open Windows Mobility Center > + <BREAK>: Display the System Properties dialog box > + <SHIFT+M>: Restore minimized windows to the desktop > + <TAB>: Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D > + <SPACEBAR>: Bring all gadgets to the front and select Windows Sidebar > + <F>: Search for computers (if you are on a network) < < < < < < < < < <CTRL> + < <CTRL> + < > + <TAB>: Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D Note: Depending on your edition of Windows Vista. Application key This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button. some shortcuts may not function as described. it opens the application's context menu.Windows Keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button. Key Windows key Icon Description Pressed alone. it launches the Start menu. Chapter 1 15 . It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of functions: < < < < < < > : Open or close the Start menu > + <D>: Display the desktop > + <E>: Open Windows Explore > + <F>: Search for a file or folder > + <G>: Cycle through Sidebar gadgets > + <L>: Lock your computer (if you are connected to a network domain).

Press any key to return. Turns the internal touchpad on and off. press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Turns the speakers on and off. Increases the speaker volume. Decreases the screen brightness 16 Chapter 1 . external monitor (if connected) and both. Launches the Acer ePowerManagement in Acer eManager. volume output and the BIOS utility. Launches the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager. Increases the screen brightness. To activate hotkeys. Hot Key Fn-F1 Fn-F2 Fn-F3 Fn-F4 Fn-F5 Fn-F6 Fn-F7 Fn-F8 Fn-w Fn-y Fn-x Fn-z Icon Function Hot key help Acer eSettings Acer ePower Management Sleep Display toggle Screen blank Touchpad toggle Speaker toggle Volume up Volume down Brightness up Brightness down Description Displays help on hot keys. Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Switches display output between the display screen.Hotkeys The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness. Puts the computer in Sleep mode. Decreases the speaker volume.

or hold <Shift> and then press the <4> key at the upper-center of the keyboard.com/ typography/faq/faq12. Either press < > at the bottom-right of the keyboard.microsoft.Special Keys You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. or hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5> key at the upper-center of the keyboard. 2. The US dollar sign 1. Open a text editor or word processor. Please refer to www. 2. The Euro symbol 1. Either press < > at the bottom-right of the keyboard. NOTE: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. NOTE: This function varies according to the language settings. Open a text editor or word processor.htm for more information. Chapter 1 17 .

Acer eRecovery Management backs up and recovers data flexibly. Displayed by default in the upper half of your screen. Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings. there is no way to reset it except by reformatting your system. you will be asked to create it. you must initialize the Empowering Technology password. Right-click on the Empowering Technology toolbar and select "Password Setup" to do so. Acer ePower Management optimizes battery usage via customizable power plans. For more information. Acer eSettings Management accesses system information and adjusts settings easily. Empowering Technology Password Before using Acer eLock Management and Acer eRecovery Management. Make sure to remember or write down your password! 18 Chapter 1 . then select the "Help" or "Tutorial" function. If you have not initialized the Empowering Technology password and run Acer eLock Management or Acer eRecovery Management. reliably and completely. Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and encryption. right click on the Empowering Technology toolbar. Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media. it provides access to the following utilities: Acer eNet Management hooks up to location-based networks intelligently.Acer Empowering Technology The Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer system. NOTE: If you lose the Empowering Technology password.

Acer eNet Management
Acer eNet Management helps you quickly connect to both wired and wireless networks in a variety of locations. To access this utility, select "Acer eNet Management" from the Empowering Technology toolbar or run the program from the Acer Empowering Technology program group in Start menu. You can also 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 option to manually adjust the settings to match your needs.

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

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Acer ePower Management
Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface for configuring your power management options. To access this utility, select "Acer ePower Management" from the Empowering Technology toolbar, run the program from the Acer Empowering Technology program group in Start menu, or right-click the Windows power icon in the system tray and select "Acer ePower Management".

Using Power Plans
Acer ePower Management comes with three predefined power plans: Balanced, High performance and Power saver. You can also create customized power plans. You can create, switch between, edit, delete and restore power plans, as described below. View and adjust settings for On Battery and Plugged In modes by clicking the appropriate tabs. You can open Windows power options by clicking "More Power Options". NOTE: You cannot delete the predefined power plans.

To create a new power plan:
Creating customized power plans allows you to save and quickly switch to a personalized set of power options. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Click the Create Power Plan icon. Enter a name for your new power plan. Choose a predefined power plan to base your customized plan on. If necessary, change the display and sleep settings you want your computer to use. Click "OK" to save your new power plan.

To switch between power plans:
1. 2. Select the power plan you wish to switch to from the drop-down list. Click "Apply".

To edit a power plan:
Editing a power plan allows you to adjust system settings like LCD brightness and CPU speed. You can also turn on/off system components to extend battery life. 1. 2. 3. Switch to the power plan you wish to edit Adjust settings as required. Click "Apply" to save your new settings.

To delete a power plan:
You cannot delete the power plan you are currently using. If you want to delete the active power plan, switch to another one first. 1. 2. Select the power plan you wish to delete from the drop-down list. Click the Delete Power Plan icon.

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22 Chapter 1 . Click the to view estimated battery life in sleep and hibernate modes.Battery status For real-time battery life estimates based on current usage. refer to the panel in the upper half of the window.

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

NOTE: If the restored resolution is not correct after disconnecting a projector. For projectors and external devices that are not auto-detected. 24 Chapter 1 .Acer ePresentation Management Acer ePresentation Management lets you project your computer's display to an external display device or projector using the hotkey: <Fn> + <F5>. launch Acer ePresentation Management to choose an appropriate display setting. 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 and the external display supports it. adjust your display settings using Display Properties or the utility provided by the graphics vendor. or you need to use an external resolution that is not supported by Acer ePresentation Management.

the supervisor password is the only other key capable of decrypting the file.Acer eDataSecurity Management Acer eDataSecurity Management is an encryption utility that protects your files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. there will be no way to decrypt your encrypted file! Be sure to safeguard all related passwords! Chapter 1 25 . If you lose both passwords. The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a supervisor password and default encryption password. If you lose the password. It is conveniently integrated with Windows Explorer as a shell extension for quick data encryption/decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook. This password will be used to encrypt files by default. or you can choose to enter your own password when encrypting a file. NOTE: The password used to encrypt a file is the unique key that the system needs to decrypt it.

USB MP3 drives. USB flash drives. HD-DVD or Blu-ray drive devices. Make sure to remember or write down your password. Optical Drive Devices — includes any kind of CD-ROM. Once set. and will remain after rebooting. To use Acer eLock Management. Floppy Drive Devices — 3. and any other removable storage devices that can be mounted as a file system when plugged into the system. you can apply locks to any of the devices types. there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your system. Lock(s) will immediately be set without any reboot necessary. DVD-ROM. optical and floppy drive devices to ensure that data can't be stolen while your system is unattended. 26 Chapter 1 .5-inch floppy drives only. the Empowering Technology password must be set first. NOTE: If you lose the Empowering Technology password.Acer eLock Management Acer eLock Management is simple yet effective utility that allows you to lock removable storage. IEEE 1394 disk drives. USB pen drives. USB memory card readers. Removable Storage Devices — includes USB disk drives. until removed.

burn the factory default image to optical disc. It allows you to create full or incremental backups. including your Acer ezDock. user-created backups are stored to the D:\ drive.Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management is a versatile backup utility. please use Acer eRecovery Management's "System backup to optical disc" feature to burn a backup image to CD or DVD. By default. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with: Password protection (Empowering Technology password) Full and incremental backups to hard disk or optical disc Creation of backups: Factory default image User backup image Current system configuration Application backup Restore and recovery: Factory default image User backup image From previously-created CD/DVD Reinstall applications/drivers NOTE: If your computer did not come with a Recovery CD or System CD. Chapter 1 27 . To ensure the best results when recovering your system using a CD or Acer eRecovery Management. if your computer has one). and restore from previously created backups or reinstall applications and drivers. detach all peripherals (except the external Acer ODD.

Lets you set an asset tag for your system. 28 Chapter 1 . Acer eSettings Management also: Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigation. Prints and saves hardware specifications.Acer eSettings Management Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications. set BIOS passwords and modify boot options.

Windows Mobility Center also includes Acer-specific settings like Bluetooth Add Device (if applicable). networks or activities. sharing folders overview/sharing service on or off. volume. and a shortcut to the Acer user guide. display orientation and synchronization status. external display settings. Settings include display brightness. wireless networking on/off. drivers and utilities.Windows Mobility Center The Windows Mobility Center collects key mobile-related system settings in one easy-to-find place. so you can quickly configure your Acer system to fit the situation as you change locations. power plan. To launch Windows Mobility Center: Use the shortcut key < > + <X> Start Windows Mobility Center from the Control panel Start Windows Mobility Center from the Accessories program group in the Start menu Chapter 1 29 .

Drag and drop each window into the appropriate grid. allowing two displays to be partitioned independently. then. All Programs and click on Acer GridVista. Acer GridVista is simple to set up: 1. To access this function. Enjoy the convenience of a well-organized desktop. 2. You may choose any one of the four display settings indicated below: 1 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 Double (vertical). please go to Start. Triple (primary at left). click Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process. 30 Chapter 1 .Using the System Utilities Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) To enable the dual display feature of your notebook. Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each display from the taskbar. open the Display Settings properties box using the Control Panel or by right-clicking the Windows desktop and selecting Personalize. Triple (primary at right). 3. or Quad Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible. Finally. first ensure that a second display is connected. Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four pre-defined display settings so you can view multiple windows on the same screen. Select the secondary monitor (2) icon in the display box and then click the check box Extend the desktop onto this monitor.

All Programs. Chapter 1 31 . Launch Manager Launch Manager allows you to set the four easy-launch buttons located above the keyboard.NOTE: Please ensure that the resolution setting of your second monitor is set to the manufacturer's recommended value. You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start. and then Launch Manager to start the application.

Double-click the Norton Internet Security icon on the Windows desktop. Select Run Scan to scan your system. NOTE: For optimal security. When the scan is complete.Norton Internet Security Norton Internet Security is an anti-virus utility that can protect against viruses. 32 Chapter 1 . it runs in the background so that you do not have to stop working. review the results of the scan. How do I check for viruses? 1. run a Full System Scan when scanning your computer for the first time. You can schedule customized virus scans that run unattended on specific dates and times or at periodic intervals. If you are using the computer when the scheduled scan begins. 3. Select Tasks & Scans. 2. keeping your data safe and secure. 4. For more information refer to the Norton Internet Security help files.

5 inch Serial ATA 512 4 2 5400 8 540 512 4 2 5400 8.8 GHz 2 MB 800 MHz Socket P (PGA/BGA) Intel Core™2 Duo T7300 Mobile Processor 2.192 300 N/A N/A N/A 5400 8 600 512 3 2 5400 8 N/A Chapter 1 33 . max) 80 120 160 80 120 160 80 2.4 GHz 4 MB Clock Speeds L2 Cache Front Side Bus Socket Interface System Board Major Chips Item System core logic HDD controller Memory controller Video controller Audio controller PCMCIA controller LAN controller Modem controller Bluetooth controller Keyboard controller Specification Intel GM965 Express + Intel ICH8M chipsets Intel ICH8M chipset Intel GM965 Express chipset Intel GM965 Express chipset Codec ALC268 OZ129 Intel ICH8M + Broadcom 5787MKMLG chipsets Intel ICH8M chipset Intel ICH8M chipset Winbond WPC8768L Hard Disk Drive Interface Item Product Model Name Specification Hitachi Travelstar 5K160 HTS 5416 80J9 SA0 0 80 HTS 5416 12J9 SA0 0 120 HTS 5416 16J9 SA0 0 160 Toshiba MK8 037 GSX MK1 237 GSX MK1 637 GSX Western Digital WD8 00B EVS WD1 200B EVS WD1 600B EVS Seagate ST9 8081 1AS ST9 1208 22A S 120 ST9 1608 21A S 160 Capacity (GB) Form factor and Interface type Bytes per sector Data heads Data disks Spindle speed (RPM) Buffer size (MB) Media transfer rate (Mbytes/s.0 GHz 4 MB Intel® Core™2 Duo T7500 Mobile Processor 2.2 GHz 4 MB Intel® Core™2 Duo T7700 Mobile Processor 2.Hardware Specifications and Configurations Processor Item CPU type Specification Intel® Core™2 Duo T7100 Mobile Processor 1.

5 Specification 150 MB/s N/A 150 MB/s 150 MB/s 5V(DC) +/.0 Compliant Device). up to 350 MB of dynamic system memory).0. Preboot Execution Environment 2. Intel Enhanced SpeedStep Technology.0 compliance.1/2.4. INT 13h Extenstions.0/3. PCI 2. max) Voltage tolerance BIOS Item BIOS vendor BIOS Version Supported protocols Specification Phoenix v0. TPM v1.5% System Memory Item Specification Memory controller DIMM socket number Supports maximum memory size Vendor Model name DIMM type DIMM speed (MHz) DIMM size Intel GM965 Express chipset 2 sockets 2 GB for 32 bit OS. WfM 2. BIOS Boot Specification.0.0.2.0.1. HD audio.2.0. IEEE 1394 1. IrDA 1. USB Specification 1. Boot Block. Intel DPST support. supporting Microsoft DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 ATI Mobility Radeon X2500 (with up to 256 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM) with HyperMemory supporting Microsoft DirectX 9 and PCI Express 34 Chapter 1 . AHCI support. 4 GB for 64bit OS Samsung M470T2953 EZ3-CE6 667 1GB 1GB 512 MB 512 MB 512 MB Hynix HYMP512S 64CP8-Y5 Nanya NT512T64U H8B0FN-3C Powerchip AS6E8E63B-6E1A Promos V916764B24 QBFW-F5 DDR2 Synchronous DRAM Video Item VGA controller Features Specification Intel GM965 Express chipset with integrated 3D graphics Intel Graphic Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 with up to 358 MB of Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4. SMBIOS 2. Simple Boot Flag 1. PC2002/2005 compliant.0b/2.5% 5V(DC) +/. Boot Integrity Service Application Program Interface (BIS) 1.25 ACPI 1. USB/1394 CD-ROM Boot Up support. PnP BIOS 1.0 (8 MB of dedicated DDR2 VRAM.5% 5V(DC) +/. PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification.0. PC Card Standard 1995 (PCMCIA 3. System/HDD Password Security Control. iAMT 2.0. ASF 2.0a.Hard Disk Drive Interface Item Interface transfer rate (Mbytes/s.5% 5V(DC) +/.

5 T60M955.00 CastleNet MA820 Chapter 1 35 .Audio Item Audio controller Features Specification Realtek ALC268 Codec Two built-in Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers.11a/b/g 802. PCI-E interface.11 a/b/g 802.11 b/g PCI bus (mini PCI socket for wireless module) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG PRO/Wireless 3945BG Specification Intel ICH8M + Broadcom 5785KMLG chipsets RJ45 Onboard Gigabit Ethernet.01 Bluetooth 2. Built-in microphone. Supports high definition audio.0 Modem Item Modem controller Vendor Model name Baud rate Modem connector type Bluetooth Module Item Bluetooth controller Vendor Model name Protocol Connector type Specification Intel ICH8M chipset Foxconn BCM2045 T60H928. MS-sound compatible PCMCIA Port Item PCMCIA controller Card type support Number of slot Specification T17412 Type-II One LAN Item LAN controller LAN connector type Features Wireless LAN module Item Vendor Model name Data throughput Protocol Interface Specification Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN 54 Mbps 802.0 Mini USB Specification Intel ICH8M chipset Liteon MDC-003#A8B 56 K RJ11 Foxconn MDC 1. support ASF 2.

CD-ROM XA (Mode 2. touchpad pointing device with 4-way scroll button or Acer BioProtect fingerprint reader supporting Acer Finger Nav 4-way control function. three easylaunch buttons. three productivity keys. Form 1. Video-CD. CD-I. inverted “T” cursor layout.5 mm (minimum) key travel. High speed. Form 2). Enhanced CD. embedded numeric keypad. i-trax CD. DVD-RAM V1.1 5 V DC Power supply 36 Chapter 1 .key. DVD-R/RW. UDF DVD. CD-ROM (mode 1). 2. DVD-Audio. CD Extra. CD-Text DVD-ROM. DVD+/-R DL. Ultra-speed and Ultra-speed plus) CD-DA.Keyboard and Input Devices Item Keyboard controller Model name Features Specification Winbond WPC8768L Acer FineTouch keyboard 5-degree curve. Photo CD. hotkey controls. CD Plus. 88-/89. DVD+R/RW. and two front-access communication switches Combo Drive Interface Item Vendor Model name Drive type Data transfer rate Specification Sony Slim Combo CRX880A Internal Slim CD-RW/DVD combo drive Write: • • Buffer Memory Interface Applicable disc format CD-R: 24X CD-RW: 24X Read: • • DVD-ROM: 8X CD-ROM: 24X Philips BenQ DS-24CZP 2 MB IDE N/A CD-R. DVD-Video. CD-RW (Multi speed. Karaoke CD. SACD (Hybrid). CD-i Bridge.0/V2. multi-language support.

CD-R. CD-Text. CDROM. Photo CD. DL)/RW. Video CD 5V DC Power supply Chapter 1 37 . CD-DA. 6X ZCLV DVD-R/+R (single layer): 8X CAV DVD-R/+R (double layer): 4X ZCLV DVD-RAM: 5X ZCLV CD-R/RW/ ROM: 24X Max DVD-ROM (single layer): 8X CAV DVD-ROM (double layer): 6X CAV DVD-RAM: 5X ZCLV DVD-R/+R/ +RW/-RW (single layer): 8X CAV DVD-R/+R (double layer): 6X CAV Pioneer DVR-K17RS Write: • • • • CD-R: 24X CD-RW: 24X DVD-RW: 6X DVD-R/+R/ +RW: 8X DVD-RAM: 5X Philips BenQ DS-8A1P N/A Panasonic UJ-850 Write: • • • • • • • • • • CD-R: 24X CD-RW: 16X DVD-R: 8X DVD-RW: 4X DVD-RAM: 5X DVD+R(DL): 2. DVD-ROM. CD-Extra. DVD-RW. DVD-R/RW. DVD+R (SL. DVD-R.4X DVD+R: 8X DVD+RW: 4X CD-R/RW/ ROM: 24X DVD-R/RW/ ROM: 8X Internal Slim DVD/CD writer Read: • • Read: • • Read: • • • • • • Buffer Memory Interface Applicable disc format 2 MB Enhanced IDE(ATAPI) compatible DVD-RAM. DL). DVD+R (SL. DVDRAM. CD-ROM XA. CD-I.DVD Drive Interface Item Specification Vendor Model name Drive type Data transfer rate Sony AD-7560A Write: • • • CD-R: 24X CAV CD-RW: 24X CAV DVD+RW/RW (single layer): 8X. CD-RW. DVD+RW. CD-R/RW.

0 x 5.2 0.1” WXGA 1280 x 800 16:10 303.5 390 LCD Inverter Board Item Specification Vendor Model name YEC YNV-W06S Foxconn T621240.5 x 5.6 0.2385 (107) N/A 262.4 x 189.2 400 LG LP141WX1TLA2 (Glare) 1280 x 768 15:9 305.5 x205.2 400 CMO N141I3-L02 (Glare) 1280 x 800 N/A N/A N/A N/A 262 K N/A 220 300:1 16 5.3 N/A N/A 319.5 x 5.237 N/A 262 K N/A 200 500:1 16 N/A N/A N/A 319.0 mAh 6 cell: 2.4 mAh Sony Li-ion 6 cell: 2.144 (6 bit) 45% 185 (typ.8 x 183.5 x 205 .4 mAh Simplo Li-ion 6 cell: 2.0 mAh 6 cell: 2.6 0.1 3.5 400 LP141WX3TLB1(Glare) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 200 N/A 16 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Samsung LTN141W3L01-G (Glare) 1280 x 800 N/A 303.0 mAh 6 cell: 2.406 38 Chapter 1 .0 mAh 6 cell: 2.21189.5p) 500:1 25 N/A N/A N/A 320.Battery Item Specification Vendor Battery Type Pack capacity Panasonic Li-ion 6 cell: 2.5 x 5.4 mAh LCD Item Specification Vendor Model name Screen diagonal (mm) Display resolution (pixels) Aspect ratio Active area (mm) Pixel pitch (mm) Mode Number of colors Color saturation (NTSC%) Typical white luminance (cd/ m2) also called brightness Contrast ratio Response time (optical rise time + fall time) (msec) Power consumption (watt) Supply voltage (v) Backlight Outline dimensions (mm) Weight (g) AUO B141EW04V4 (Glare) 14.3 1 CCFL 319.5 x 205.0 x 199.4 mAh Sanyo Li-ion 6 cell: 2.36 x 189.02 RoHS VK.237 TN 262 K 45 200 400:1 16 5.

All devices in the system are turned off completely. and Super I/O Low Power mode. Off (G3): All devices in the system are turned off completely.74 A. PCMCIA Suspend. Audio Power Down.AC Adapter Item Specification Vendor Model Name Output rating Input (Vac) Delta ADP-90SB BBDAF ADP-90SB BBEA LF 19 V/4. VGA Suspend. 90 W 90 ~ 270 Lite-On PA-1900-24 AR PA-1900-04 WR 19 V . 90 W 100 ~ 240 System Power Management ACPI mode Power Management Off • • Mech. Working (G0/S0): Individual devices such as the CPU and hard disk may be power managed in this state. Soft Off (G2/S5): OS initiated shutdown. System saves all system states and data onto the disc prior to system shutdown. On • • • Chapter 1 39 . Suspend to RAM (S3): CPU set power down. Hard Disk Power Down. CD-ROM Power Down. Save to Disk (S4): Also called Hibernation Mode.

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Chapter 2 41 . Use the Enter key to display a submenu screen. The BIOS setup utility stores basic settings for your system. Entering BIOS Setup Power on the system to start the system POST process. BIOS Setup Primary Menus There are several tabs on the setup screen corresponding to the six primiary BIOS menus. Press F1 for General Help using the BIOS setup. This key does not work during any other time. Grayed-out items have fixed settings and are not user-configurable. it means that a submenu screen is available. NOTE: You must press F2 while the system is booting. Use the + and .keys to select an option. Press F9 to load the default configuration. there is no need to run this utility. NOTE: You can configure a parameter that is enclosed in square brackets. Since most systems are already properly configured and optimized. BIOS Setup Navigation Keys Note the following reminders when moving around the Setup utility. Press F10 to save changes and close the BIOS setup. System information is subject to different models. These values may not be the same as those in the system.Chapter 2 System Utilities BIOS Setup Utility The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your system’s BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). NOTE: The parameters on the screens shown in this Guide display default system values. NOTE: When a parameter is preceeded by an arrow or (>). During bootup. Refer to Chapter 4 Troubleshooting when problem arises. Use the Up and Down arrow keys to select an item. You will need to run this utility if you encounter configuration problems. Information Main Security Boot Exit In the descriptive table following each of the screen illustrations. settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Press Esc to close the BIOSe setup. Use the Left and Right arrow keys to move to the next page or to return to the previous screen. press F2 to enter the BIOS setup screen.

Serial number of HDD installed on the primary IDE channel. Product name of the system. 42 Chapter 2 . Visible only when an internal LAN device is present. Version number of the keyboard controller.Information Menu Parameter CPU Type CPU Speed IDE0 Model Name IDE0 Serial Number ATAPI Model Name System BIOS Version VGA BIOS Version KBC Version Serial Number Asset Tag Number Product Name Manufacturer Name UUID Description Type of processor currently installed in the system. Speed of the processor currently installed in the system. Model name of the ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive installed in the system. Name of the manufacturer of this system. Serial number of the system. Version number of the BIOS setup utility. Version number of the VGA firmware. UUID=32bytes NOTE: The system configuration information varies in different models. Asset tag number of the system. Model name of HDD installed on the primary IDE channel.

the BIOS splash screen is displayed during startup. Format/Option Format: HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second) Format MM/DD/YYYY (month/day/year) Enabled Disabled Enabled Disabled Network Boot F12 Boot Menu D2D Recovery Disabled Enabled Enabled Disabled Chapter 2 43 . Total size of VGA memory. Total size of extended memory during POST. When Enabled. Set the date following the weekday-month-day-year format. Enables or disables disk-to-disk recovery.Main Menu Parameter System Time System Date System Memory Extended Memory Video Memory Quiet Boot Description Set the system time following the hour-minute-second format. When Enabled. pressing the F12 key during POST brings up a menu of devices that you can select to boot. When Enabled. the system can be booted from another PC on your LAN. such as a remote server. Total size of system memory detected during POST. D2D recovery is a method of restoring the system to factory configurations without using recovery CDs.

Security Menu

Parameter Supervisor Password Is User Password Is HDD Password Is Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Set HDD Password Password on Boot

Description Indicates whether a supervisor password has been assigned. Indicates whether a user password has been assigned. Indicates whether a hard disk drive password has been assigned. Press Enter to configure the supervisor password. Press Enter to configure the user password. Press Enter to configure the hard disk drive password. Enables or disables security check during POST.

Option

Clear or Set Clear or Set Clear or HDD Password Set

Disabled or Enabled

NOTE: Refer to the “Removing a System Password” section for more information on how to remove a password.

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Setting a System Password
1. 2. Use the up/down keys to select a password parameter (Set Supervisor Password, Set User Password, or Set Secondary MAS.Disk Password), then press Enter. A Password box will appear. Type a password then press Enter. The password may consist of up to six alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9). 3. 4. 5. Retype the password to verify the first entry then press Enter again. Press F10. Select Yes to save the new password and close the Setup Utility.

Changing a System Password
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Use the up/down keys to select a password parameter (Set Supervisor Password, Set User Password, or Set Secondary MAS.Disk Password), then press Enter. Type the original password then press Enter. Type a new password then press Enter. Retype the password to verify the first entry then press Enter again. Press F10. Select Yes to save the new password and close the Setup Utility.

Removing a System Password
1. 2. 3. 4. Use the up/down keys to select a password parameter (Set Supervisor Password, Set User Password, or Set Secondary MAS.Disk Password), then press Enter. Enter the current password then press Enter. Press Enter twice without entering anything in the new and confirm password fields. After doing this, the system automatically sets the related password parameter to Clear.

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Boot Menu
This menu allows you to set the drive priority during system boot-up. The system will attempt to boot from the first device on the list. If the first device is not available, it will continue down the list until it reaches an available device. BIOS setup will display an error message if the drive(s) specified is not bootable.

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Discard Changes Save Changes Chapter 2 47 . Discards changes made and close the BIOS setup. Loads the default settings for all BIOS setup parameters. If you are using low-speed memory chips or other kinds of low-performance components and you choose to load these settings. Saves changes made in the BIOS setup. Setup Defaults are quite demanding in terms of resources consumption. the system might not function properly.Exit Menu Parameter Exit Saving Changes Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Description Save changes made and close the BIOS setup. Discards all changes made in the BIOS setup.

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you need the following tools: Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge Flat screwdriver Philips screwdriver Hex screwdriver Plastic flat-blade screwdriver Plastic tweezers NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. Chapter 3 49 . During the disassembly process. Disassembly Requirements To disassemble the computer. 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.

See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system. make sure that you do the following: 1. Remove the battery pack. Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals. Place the system on a flat.General Information Pre-disassembly Instructions Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure. 2. stable surface. 4. 3. 50 Chapter 3 .

6R0 Color Black Part No.9A554.5 Silver Silver Black Silver Black Silver 86.220 86.726 86.00C07.0) B C D E F G H I M3 x L4 M2 x L6 M2 x L2.722 86.6) M2 x L4 (torque 3.736 86.738 86.5 x L6 M2 x L3 M2 x L2. For example.5 M2 x L4 M2.00F22.724 Chapter 3 51 . Main Screw List Item A Screw M2 x L4 (torque 1.9A552.00F58.00E33.4R0 86.9A552. you must first remove the keyboard. Observe the order of the sequence to avoid damage to any of the hardware components.3R0 86.5 x L8 M2.00F24. 86. if you want to remove the mainboard. then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.00E34.Disassembly Process The disassembly process is divided into the following stages: External module disassembly Main unit disassembly LCD module disassembly The flowcharts provided in the succeeding disassembly sections illustrate the entire disassembly sequence.

then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.9A554. 86.00F58.724 86.722 52 Chapter 3 . EXTERNAL MODULE DISASSEMBLY TURN OFF POWER AND PERIPHERALS UNPLUG POWER CABLES Ax8 LOWER COVER Ax2 WLAN BOARD DIMM MODULES Ax1 HARD DISK DRIVE MODULE HDD MODULE Ax2 HARD DISK DRIVE BRACKET Cx1 OPTICAL DISK DRIVE MODULE Dx2 OPTICAL LOCKER BRACKET OPTICAL DISK DRIVE HARD DISK DRIVE Screw List Item A B C D Screw M2 x L4 M3 x L4 M2 x L6 M2 x L2. you must first remove the keyboard. For example.726 86.External Module Disassembly Process External Modules Disassembly Flowchart The flowchart below gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. if you want to remove the mainboard.4R0 86.00F22.5 Part No.00F24.

2. 3. Slide and hold the battery release latch to the release position (2).Removing the Battery Pack 1. Turn base unit over. 4. Slide the battery lock/unlock latch to the unlock position (1). Chapter 3 53 . Remove the battery from the main unit (3).

as if you were pushing it further into the slot. as if you were pushing it further into the slot. letting the card spring out. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. Remove the card from the slot.Removing the SD Dummy Card 1. 54 Chapter 3 . Push against the card. letting the card spring out. Push against the card. 2. 2. 3. Removing the Express Dummy Card 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53.

Turn the base unit over. Removing the Lower Cover 1. Chapter 3 55 . See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. 2. then loosen the eight screws (A) on the lower cover.6 kgf-cm 3. Use a plastic flat-blade screwdriver to pry open the lower cover. Remove the card from the slot.3. Step 1~8 Size (Quantity) M2 x L4 Color Black Torque 1.

Remove the lower cover from the lower case. 4. 3. 56 Chapter 3 . Remove the DIMM module. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. Removing the DIMM 1.4. Push out the latches on both sides of the DIMM socket to release the DIMM. 2.

Remove the two screws (A) on the WLAN board to release the WLAN board. Detach the wireless board barcode label from the WLAN board. 4. Disconnect the two antenna cables from the WLAN board.Removing the WLAN Board Module 1. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. 3. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53.6 kgf-cm Chapter 3 57 . 2. then move the antennas away from the board. 5. Step 1~2 Size (Quantity) M2 x L4 (2) Color Black Torque 1.

3. Remove the screw (A) securing the HDD assembly to the unit. 2. Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module 1. gently slide-out the HDD module from its bay. Detach the WLAN board from the WLAN socket. Pull the HDD module out by pulling on the mylar attached to it. See “Removing the Express Dummy Card” on page 54. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. NOTE: To prevent damage to device. See “Removing the SD Dummy Card” on page 54. avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it.6. 5. NOTE: When attaching the antennas back to the WLAN board. Step 1 Size (Quantity) M2 x L4 (1) Color Black Torque 3 kgf-cm 6. 4. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. make sure the cable are routed properly. 58 Chapter 3 .

3. Step 1 Size (Quantity) M2 x L6 (1) Color Black Torque 3 kgf-cm Chapter 3 59 . Step 1~2 Size (Quantity) M2 x L4 (2) Color Silver Torque 3. Removing the Optical Drive Module 1. 2. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53.7. Remove the two screws (A) on the HDD bracket. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. Remove the hard disk drive. Remove the screw (C) on the bottom side of the unit.0 kgf-cm 8. as shown.

press the end of the module forward.6 kgf-cm 60 Chapter 3 . Using the flat-blade screwdriver. Remove the two screws (D) securing the optical bracket and remove the locker bracket from the optical disk drive module.5 (2) Color Silver Torque 1.4. 5. then slide out the optical drive module from the main unit. Step 1-2 Size (Quantity) M2 x L2.

Cx11 UPPER CASE Screwx3 SPEAKERS Ax2 TOUCHPAD BRACKET ASSEMBLY Ax4 LAUNCH BOARD BRACKET Ax3 TOUCHPAD BOARD LAUNCH BOARD Ax2 MAINBOARD BLUETOOTH BOARD Ax1 USB BOARD Ax2 MODEM BOARD RTC BATTERY LOWER CASE Chapter 3 61 .Main Unit Disassembly Process Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart MAIN UNIT DISASSEMBLY MAIN UNIT KEYBOARD CPU HEATSINK MODULE MIDDLE COVER CPU Ax3 POWER BOARD MEDIA BOARD Fx4 LCD MODULE Ax3.

00F58. 86.738 Removing the CPU Heatsink Module 1. 3. 2. Detach the heatsink cable from the mainboard. Loosen the four spring-loaded screws on the heatsink in the order shown. Remove the heatsink module. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53.Screw List Screw A C F M2 x L4 M2 x L6 M2. 4.724 86.5 X L8 Part No. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55.726 86. 62 Chapter 3 . 5.00F24.00E34.

Removing the CPU 1. NOTE: When installing the CPU. 4. then remove the CPU. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. 3. turn the CPU socket latch to the unlock position by aligning the latch to the unlock symbol. Chapter 3 63 . 2. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. make sure to install the CPU with PIN 1 at the corner as shown. Using a flat screwdriver. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62.

Press the plastic flat-blade screwdriver to the notches. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. shown below. 64 Chapter 3 . to disengage the keyboard from the main unit. 2. 4. Carefully pry up and out the keyboard and turn it over. 3.Removing the Keyboard 1. Disconnect the keyboard cable from the mainboard to remove the keyboard.

Continue prying the middle cover until the full length of the cover releases from the main unit. then turn it over. Open the LCD screen all the way to facilitate the easy removal of the middle cover. Carefully insert the flat screwdriver between the middle cover and lower case and gently pry up the middle cover. 4. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53.Removing the Middle Cover 1. Using a plastic flat-blade screwdriver. 3. 2. 6. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. pry open the connector plate then detach the media board cable from the media board. Chapter 3 65 . 5.

6 kgf-cm 66 Chapter 3 . See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. 3. Detach the mylar tape from the launch board. 4. 5. 2. Removing the Power Board 1. then remove the middle cover.7. Detach the power board cable from the power board. Step 1~3 Size (Quantity) M2 x L4 (3) Color Black Torque 1. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. Remove the three screws (A) from the power board.

4. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. 5. 2. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. Remove the media board cover from the middle cover. Remove the power board.6. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. 3. Chapter 3 67 . Insert a flat-blade screwdriver between the media board cover and middle cover and pry up the gently. 6. See “Removing the Power Board” on page 66. Removing the Media Board 1.

7. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. 8. Removing the LCD Module 1. Disconnect the microphone cable from the mainboard. Remove the media board. 9. 3. 2. Carefully insert the flat-blade screwdriver under the side of the media board cover and gently pry up the board until it releases from the cover. Detach the mylar tape from the media board. 68 Chapter 3 . 4. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. 5. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64.

Pull out the antenna cables as shown. 7.6. 8. Step 1~2 Size (Quantity) M2.0 kgf-cm Chapter 3 69 .5 x L8 (2) Color Black Torque 4. Disconnect the LCD coaxial cable from the mainboard. Turn the system over and remove the two screws (F) from the base of the unit.

See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. 70 Chapter 3 . 6. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case 1.0 kgf-cm 10. Step 1~2 Size (Quantity) M2. 5. Remove the two screws (F) from the left and right hinge of the LCD module. See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62. See “Removing the CPU” on page 63. 4. 10. 12. 9. 7. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65.9. 13. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68. NOTE: Make sure the cables are routed well before connecting the cables back to the unit. 11. 2. 3. See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. See “Removing the Express Dummy Card” on page 54. 8.5 x L8 (2) Color Black Torque 4. See “Removing the SD Dummy Card” on page 54. Carefully remove the LCD module from the base unit.

16. Disconnect the speaker cable from the mainboard. Chapter 3 71 . 15.14. Detach the launch board cable from the mainboard. Detach the touchpad cable from the mainboard.

Step 1~3 Size (Quantity) M2 x L4 (3) Color Black Torque 1.6 kgf-cm 18.17.0 kgf-cm 19. 72 Chapter 3 . Remove the three screws (A) on the upper case. Gently detach the upper case from the lower case. Step 1~11 Size (Quantity) M2 x L6 (11) Color Black Torque 3. Turn the system over and remove the eleven screws (C) on the lower case.

See “Removing the Express Dummy Card” on page 54. 3. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56. Step 1~4 Size (Quantity) N/A Color Silver Torque 1. See “Removing the CPU” on page 63. 6. Chapter 3 73 . See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62.Removing the Speaker Modules 1. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. Remove the four screws on the speaker modules. Remove the speakers. 9. See “Removing the SD Dummy Card” on page 54. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. 5. 2. See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. 12. 14. 10. 7. See “Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case” on page 70. 13. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. 11. See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57. 4. 8. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53.6 kgf-cm 16. 15. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68.

3. See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57. Remove the bracket. 7. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62. See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. See “Removing the Express Dummy Card” on page 54. 6. See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68. Remove the two screws (A) from the launch board bracket. 4. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56. 2. 13. 11. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. See “Removing the SD Dummy Card” on page 54. 15. 5. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. See “Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case” on page 70. 8. 12. 74 Chapter 3 . See “Removing the CPU” on page 63.6 kgf-cm 16. 9.Removing the Launch Board 1. 14. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. Step 1~2 Size (Quantity) M2 x L4 (2) Color Black Torque 1. 10.

13. 6. Remove the three screws (A) from the launch board. 2. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55.17. Chapter 3 75 . 14. Step 1~3 Size (Quantity) M2 x L4 (3) Color Black Torque 1. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. 11. See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57. See “Removing the CPU” on page 63. 9. See “Removing the Express Dummy Card” on page 54. 4. See “Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case” on page 70. Removing the Touchpad Board Module 1.6 kgf-cm 18. 10. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. Remove the launch board. See “Removing the SD Dummy Card” on page 54. 5. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. 8. 7. 3. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68. 12. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56.

Remove the two screws (A) on the touchpad bracket.6 kgf-cm 16. 76 Chapter 3 . 17. Step 1~2 Size (Quantity) M2 x L4 (2) Color Black Torque 1. Remove the touchpad bracket from the upper case.15. Carefully insert the flat screwdriver under the side of the touchpad board and gently pry up the board.

See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. See “Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case” on page 70. 11. 2. 9. 13. 5. Continue prying the board until it releases from the upper case. 3. 10. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the mainboard. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. 7. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55.18. 15. See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56. See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. See “Removing the Express Dummy Card” on page 54. then remove the board. 14. See “Removing the SD Dummy Card” on page 54. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62. 4. 12. 8. Chapter 3 77 . 6. Removing the Bluetooth Board 1. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68. See “Removing the CPU” on page 63.

See “Removing the SD Dummy Card” on page 54. 10. See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. 11. Disconnect the USB FFC (flat flexible cable) from the mainboard. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56. Carefully detach the Bluetooth board from the lower case. 4. 9.16. 14. 2. See “Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case” on page 70. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68. Removing the USB board 1. 8. 15. See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. 6. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. 12. 13. 7. See “Removing the CPU” on page 63. See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. 3. See “Removing the Express Dummy Card” on page 54. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. 78 Chapter 3 . See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. 5.

Step 1~2 Size (Quantity) M2 x L4 (2) Color Black Torque 1. Removing the Mainboard 1. 2. See “Removing the SD Dummy Card” on page 54. 6. See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57. 3.6 kgf-cm 18. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. 5.16. Remove the screw (A) on the USB board. 4. 17. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. Pull out the AC input cable and move away from the USB board. 79 Chapter 3 . Remove the USB board. See “Removing the Express Dummy Card” on page 54. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56.

See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. 10. Detach the media board cable from the lower case. 13. 14. 16. See “Removing the USB board” on page 78. See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. 80 Chapter 3 . 12. 15.7. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62. See “Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case” on page 70. See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. 11. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68. 18. Detach the power board cable from the lower case. 8. 9. See “Removing the Bluetooth Board” on page 77. See “Removing the CPU” on page 63. 17. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64.

Remove the two screws (A) holding the mainboard to the lower case.19. 13.6 kgf-cm 20. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56. 14. 8. 12. 7. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. See “Removing the USB board” on page 78. Carefully detach the mainboard from the lower case. 3. See “Removing the Bluetooth Board” on page 77. See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. See “Removing the Express Dummy Card” on page 54. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62. See “Removing the SD Dummy Card” on page 54. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68. 10. 16. Chapter 3 81 . 6. See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57. See “Removing the CPU” on page 63. Step 1~2 Size (Quantity) M2 x L4 (2) Color Black Torque 1. 11. 4. Removing the Modem Board 1. 9. See “Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case” on page 70. See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. 5. 2. 15. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53.

Detach the masking tape from the mainboard. See “Removing the Mainboard” on page 79. 18. Step 1~2 Size (Quantity) M2 x L4 (2) Color Silver Torque 1.17. Remove the two screws (A) on the modem board. 19. 20.6 kgf-cm 82 Chapter 3 . Disconnect the modem cable from the mainboard.

See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57. See “Removing the SD Dummy Card” on page 54. See “Removing the Bluetooth Board” on page 77. 10. 7. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62. Detach the battery cable from the mainboard.21. 16. See “Removing the Mainboard” on page 79. Chapter 3 83 . 13. 3. See “Removing the CPU” on page 63. Detach the modem board from the mainboard. 12. 6. 9. 11. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56. 8. 14. See “Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case” on page 70. See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. Removing the RTC Battery 1. 4. See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. 15. See “Removing the Express Dummy Card” on page 54. 2. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. 5. 18. See “Removing the USB board” on page 78. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. 17. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68.

84 Chapter 3 .19. Carefully detach the RTC battery from the SD card slot.

220 Chapter 3 85 .736 86. 86.5 x L6 M2 x L3 Part No.00C07.00E33.LCD Module Disassembly Process LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart LCD MODULE DISASSEMBLY LCD MODULE Gx6 LCD BEZEL CAMERA BOARD Gx2 INVERTER BOARD LCD ASSEMBLY Gx2 Hx2 LCD FPC CABLE LEFT LCD BRACKET Hx2 RIGHT LCD BRACKET Gx1 LEFT HINGE RIGHT HINGE Gx1 MICROPHONES MAIN ANTENNA AUXILIARY ANTENNA LCD BACK PANEL Main Screw List Item G H Screw M2.

See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. 12. Remove the six screws (G) on the LCD module. 5. See “Removing the CPU” on page 63. Step 1~4 Size (Quantity) M2.0 kgf-cm 86 Chapter 3 . See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. 13. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68. 9. 4. 8. 6. Remove the six rounded screw caps as shown. 7. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. 3.5 x L6 (6) Color Black Torque 3.Removing the LCD Bezel 1. 11. 10. See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. 2.

14. 11. Chapter 3 87 . See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. 8. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56. Removing the Camera Board 1. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. Carefully pry open the LCD bezel and remove the bezel from the LCD module. 5. 3. See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 86. 2. 12. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. See “Removing the CPU” on page 63. See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. 10. 6. 7. 13. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68. Disconnect the camera cable from the camera board. 4. 9. See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57.

14. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68. 4. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. 88 Chapter 3 . See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. See “Removing the CPU” on page 63. See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. 12. 11. 3. 6. Removing the Inverter Board 1. 7. 13. See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. 5. 2. Remove the camera board. 9. See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 86. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. 10. See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57. Carefully detach the aluminum foil tape from the inverter board. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. 8.

Disconnect the 2P cable from the inverter board. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. 3. 8. See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57. 13. 5. 10. 6. 4. See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 86. Remove the screw (G) that holds the board to the panel. 12. See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62. 17. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. Removing the LCD with Brackets 1. See “Removing the Inverter Board” on page 88.14. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68. 16. Chapter 3 89 . See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. 11. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. 2. Remove the inverter board.5 x L6 (2) Color Black Torque 3 kgf-cm 15. 7. Step 1~2 Size (Quantity) M2. See “Removing the CPU” on page 63. then disconnect the inverter board cable from its connector. 9. Turn the inverter board over. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56.

14. Detach the acetic tapes holding the cables to the back panel. then turn it over. 16.5 x L6 (2) Color Silver Torque 2. Step 1~2 Size (Quantity) M2.5 kgf-cm 15. Remove the two screws (G) securing the left and right LCD brackets to the LCD back cover. 90 Chapter 3 . Detach the LCD with the brackets from the back cover.

See “Removing the Inverter Board” on page 88. See “Removing the CPU” on page 63. See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 86. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. 14. See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. See “Removing the LCD with Brackets” on page 89. 6. Disconnect the FPC cable from the LCD panel. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. 7. See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57. Removing the LCD Brackets 1. 9. Chapter 3 91 . Detach the acetic tape securing the FPC connector. 12. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62. See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. 11.17. 4. 5. 2. 8. Detach the acetic tapes holding the FPC cable to the edge of the LCD panel. 10. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56. 19. 3. 18. 13. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53.

6 kgf-cm Removing the LCD Module Hinges 1. Remove the two screws (G) securing the left and right LCD module hinges. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68. 7. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. Step 1~4 Size (Quantity) M2 x L3 (4) Color Silver Torque 1. See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. See “Removing the CPU” on page 63. 9. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62. 14. 8. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56. 10. See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57. 15. 11. See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 86. See “Removing the Inverter Board” on page 88. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. 4. 2. See “Removing the LCD Brackets” on page 91. 6. Remove the four screws (H) securing the left and right LCD brackets to remove the brackets.5 x L6 (2) Color Black Torque 3. 16.0 kgf-cm 92 Chapter 3 .15. 13. Step 1~2 Size (Quantity) M2. See “Removing the LCD with Brackets” on page 89. 3. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. 5. 12.

See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57. 6. 3. 8. See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 86. See “Removing the LCD with Brackets” on page 89. 5. See “Removing the CPU” on page 63. See “Removing the Inverter Board” on page 88. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. remove the antenna bracket. 4. 2. See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. 9. Detach the gasket tape holding the right antenna in place. 15.17. 7. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. then carefully remove the antenna. Removing the Antennas 1. 10. 12. Chapter 3 93 . 11. 13. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68. Remove the left and right hinges from the LCD back cover. 14.

16. Detach the gasket tape holding the left antenna in place, remove the antenna bracket, then carefully remove the antenna.

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 53. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 55. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 56. See “Removing the WLAN Board Module” on page 57. See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58. See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 59. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 62. See “Removing the CPU” on page 63. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64.

10. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 65. 11. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68. 12. See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 86. 13. See “Removing the Inverter Board” on page 88. 14. See “Removing the LCD with Brackets” on page 89. 15. See “Removing the Antennas” on page 93. 16. Carefully remove the microphone cables from underneath the adhesive aluminum foil.

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Non-Acer products. Power cords are properly connected and secured. Chapter 4 97 . Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible. There are no obvious shorts or opens. All components appear normal. Do not use any power sources when performing an assembly or disassembly procedures. NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. 1. 4. you can perform the following visual inspection before you continue.Chapter 4 Troubleshooting Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. Verify the symptoms by attempting to recreate the failure by running the diagnostic tests or repeating the same operation. 3. 2. or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. prototype cards. If any problems occur. There are no burned or heated components.

98 Chapter 4 . Replace the mainboard. 3. Replace the keyboard. If the error persists. make sure that the flexible cable extending from the internal keyboard is correctly connected to the mainboard. If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected error occurs. Replace the mainboard. If the tests detect a keyboard problem.System Check Procedures External CD/DVD-ROM Drive Check Perform the following procedures to isolate the possible problem a controller. Reconnect the keyboard cable. Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items. Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested. If an error occurs. do the following: 1. or CD-ROM. Boot from the diagnostic disc and start the diagnostic programs. Press F2 in the test items. 3. Follow onscreen instructions. run the Keyboard Test. 3. do the following procedures in sequence to correct the problems. Reconnect the CD/DVD-ROM drive. 2. 2. The label may damage the drive or cause drive failure. Do not replace a non-defective FRU: 1. 3. NOTE: Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. Do the following: 1. See if CD-ROM Test is passed when the program runs the CD-ROM Test. 2. If the keyboard cable connection is correct. Replace the CD/DVD-ROM drive. The following auxiliary input devices are supported by this computer: Numeric keypad External keyboard If any of these devices do not function. 2. drive. Boot from the diagnostic diskette and start the diagnostic program. A loose connection can cause an error. Follow onscreen instructions. reconnect the cable and repeat above procedures. Memory Check NOTE: Make sure that the DIMM is properly installed into the connector. 1. reconnect the drive to the connector on the mainboard. 4.

If the voltage is not correct. 3. c.Power System Check Do the following: 1. 2. If the battery status indicator does not light up. replace the power adapter. replace the AC/DC charger board. If the power-on indicator does not light up. 2. If the voltage is within range. In Power Meter. If the charge indicator still does not light up. then check that power supply. Disconnect the power adapter and install the battery pack. 2. Check the Battery Pack Do the following: Using the software to identify whether a problem occurs while the battery pack during recharge or discharge: 1. NOTE: An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate a defect. see “Check the Battery Pack” on page 99. If you suspect a power problem. If the voltage is not correct. There are seven terminals totally. do the following: a. see “Undetermined Problems” on page 112. Connect the power adapter and check the power supply. 3. confirm if the parameters for Current Power Source and Total Battery Power Remaining are correct. Remove the battery pack. Repeat the steps 1 and 2 for both battery and adapter. check if the adapter’s power cord is properly connected to the system. b. go to the next step. Using the hardware to identify whether you should replace the battery pack or not: 1. If the problem is not resolved.5 Vdc after recharging. If the voltage is still less than 7. Replace the System board. 1. Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between terminals one (+) and seven (-). remove the battery pack . 4. If the operational charge does not work. 2. Power off the system. see the appropriate power supply check in the following list: “Check the Power Adapter” on page 99 “Check the Battery Pack” on page 99 Check the Power Adapter Unplug the power adapter cable from the system and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power adapter cable. 3. replace the battery. 3. Open Power Management in the Control Panel. Chapter 4 99 .

check if LS851 JP1 Pin6 = 5V are pules. steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. then replace switch board. 100 Chapter 4 .Touchpad Check If the touchpad doesn’t work. If yes. No actions are necessary to be taken if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time. After you use the touchpad. Replace the touch pad PCB. the pointer drifts on the screen for a short time. 5. 7. Run utility with the PS/2 mouse function and check if the mouse is working. After rebooting. This self-acting pointer movement will occur when a slight. run Tracking Pad PS2 Mode Driver. If not. If the main board to switch board FPC is connected correctly. If the PS/2 mouse does not work. then check if the FFC on the touch pad PCB is connected properly. then replace the FPC on Track Pad PCB. This symptom is not a hardware problem. If the touch pad still does not work. 2. 3. 4. do the following procedures in sequence to correct the problem. If the FFC on the touch pad PCB is connected correctly. For example Syn touch driver. then click if the main board to switch board FPC is connected properly. 6. Do not replace a non-defective FRU: 1. then go to the next step.

Others may indicate a problem with a device. e. If the symptom is not included on the list. put the original part back in the computer. reset the computer. such as the way it has been configured.g. Do not replace a non-defective FRU. Chapter 4 101 .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. The error messages are listed in the coming pages to indicate the BIOS signals on the screen and the error symptoms classified by functions.. NOTE: If the system fails after you make changes in the BIOS Setup Utility menus. NOTE: Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU/Action column. please refer to “Undetermined Problems”. NOTE: Most of the error messages occur during POST. enter Setup and install Setup defaults or correct the error. if the FRU replacement does not solve the problem. Some of them display information about a hardware device.

Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly.Default configuration used Real time clock error Check or do the following in sequence: See “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 98. CD/DVD-ROM drive Hard disk drive Mainboard Power source (battery pack and power adapter. Mainboard Run the BIOS Setup Utility to check if the fixed disk and drive A are properly identified. But you can see POST on an external CRT.Default configuration used Invalid System Configuration Data Operating system not found Power-on indicator turns off and LCD is blank. RTC battery Run the BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time.) See “Power System Check” on page 99.Index of Error Messages Error Message List Error Messages Stuck Key System CMOS checksum bad . Run the BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure the system time. Reconnect the DIMM Mainboard Power source (battery pack and power adapter. Mainboard Run “Load Setup Defaults” in BIOS Setup Utility. Mainboard Reconnect the hard disk drive connector. Failure Fixed Disk 102 Chapter 4 . then reboot system.) See “Power System Check” on page 99. Power-on indicator turns on and a blinking cursor shown on LCD during POST. RTC battery Mainboard Run “Load Setup Defaults” in BIOS Setup Utility. RTC battery. LCD cable LCD inverter board LCD Mainboard Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly. Run “Load Setup Defaults” in BIOS Setup Utility. Power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. Reconnect the LCD connector Hard disk drive LCD cable LCD inverter board LCD Mainboard Reconnect the LCD connectors. then reboot system. Power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. Hard disk drive Mainboard Previous boot incomplete .

Reconnect the LCD connector Hard disk drive LCD inverter ID LCD cable LCD Inverter board LCD Mainboard Reconnect the LCD connectors. No beep. Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly. power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. See “Power System Check” on page 99. See “Power System Check” on page 99.Error Message List Error Messages No beep. No beep during POST but system runs correctly. Mainboard Speaker Mainboard No beep. LCD inverter ID LCD cable LCD inverter board LCD Mainboard Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly. power-on indicator turns off and LCD is blank. No beep. Chapter 4 103 . LED board Mainboard Power source (battery pack and power adapter). power-on indicator turns on and a blinking cursor shown on LCD during POST. power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. Reconnect the DIMM. But you can see POST on an external CRT. Check or do the following in sequence: Power source (battery pack and power adapter).

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 104 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 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 Chapter 4 POST Routine Description .

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 Beeps 2-1-2-3 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 2-2-3-1 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 Data Area Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs) Chapter 4 105 .

One long. 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.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 106 Chapter 4 .Code 8Ah 8Bh 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 1 1-2 Beeps POST Routine Description Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area Test and initialize PS/2 mouse 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 Multiprocessor table Search for option ROMs.

Code C4h C5h C6h C7h C8h C9h D2h Beeps POST Routine Description Initialize system error handler PnPnd dual CMOS (optional) Initialize notebook docking (optional) Initialize notebook docking late Force check (optional) Extended checksum (optional) Unknown interrupt * If the BIOS detects error 2C. another delay. the high-order byte. The BIOS also sends the bitmap to the port-80 LED display. followed by a delay. BIOS Beep Codes for Boot Block in Flash ROM 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 For Boot Block in Flash ROM 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 Multiprocessor 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 4 107 . and then the low-order byte of the error. or 3O (base 512K RAM error). It first displays the check point code. "2E 1020" means data bits 12 and 5 (bits 12 and 5 set) have failed in the lower 16 bits. For example. 2E. It repeats this sequence continuously. it displays an additional word-bitmap (xxxx) indicating the address line or bits that failed. "2C 0002" means address line 1 (bit one set) has failed. Note that error 30 cannot occur on 386SX systems because they have a 16 rather than 32-bit bus.

LCD inverter ID LCD cable LCD inverter board LCD Mainboard Reconnect the LCD connector LCD inverter ID LCD cable LCD inverter board LCD Mainboard LCD inverter ID LCD inverter board LCD cable LCD Mainboard Unreadable LCD screen Missing pels in characters Abnormal screen Wrong color displayed LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines displayed. Battery pack Power adapter Hard disk drive & battery connection board Mainboard Power source (battery pack and power adapter). Battery pack Power adapter Hard disk drive & battery connection board Mainboard Check or do the following in sequence Reconnect the inverter board. 108 Chapter 4 . See “Power System Check” on page 99.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 Check or do the following in sequence Run “Load Setup Defaults” in BIOS Setup Utility. Indicator-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Indicator incorrectly remains off or on. Mainboard The system doesn’t power-on. then reboot system. See “Power System Check” on page 99. Reconnect the LCD connectors. Keyboard (if contrast and brightness function key doesn't work). but system runs correctly Power-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Power shuts down during operation Check or do the following in sequence Power source (battery pack and power adapter).

Power-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error The system doesn’t power-off. Memory-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Memory count (size) appears different from actual size. The system doesn’t enter standby mode after closing the LCD Chapter 4 109 . Hold and press the power switch for more than 4 seconds. Touchpad Keyboard Hard disk connection board Hard disk drive Mainboard See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 44. Battery pack Mainboard Battery can’t be charged PCMCIA-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error System cannot detect the PC Card (PCMCIA) PCMCIA slot pin is damaged. then reboot system. Power Management-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error The system will not enter hibernation Check or do the following in sequence See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 44. Check or do the following in sequence Run “Load Setup Defaults” in BIOS Setup Utility. Mainboard Check or do the following in sequence Audio driver Speaker Mainboard Speaker Mainboard The system doesn't enter hibernation mode and four short beeps every minute. Internal speakers make noise or emit no sound. See “Power System Check” on page 99. multimedia programs. Keyboard (if control is from the keyboard) Hard disk drive Mainboard Press Fn+o and see if the computer enters hibernation mode. no sound comes from the computer. DIMM Mainboard Check or do the following in sequence PCMCIA slot assembly Mainboard PCMCIA slot assembly Speaker-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error In Windows. Check or do the following in sequence Power source (battery pack and power adapter). Mainboard See “Check the Battery Pack” on page 99.

then charge battery). Mainboard Remove battery pack and let it cool for 2 hours. Hard disk connection board Hard disk drive Mainboard See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 44.Power Management-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error The system doesn't resume from hibernation mode. Peripheral-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error System configuration does not match the installed devices. Refresh battery (continue use battery until power off. Printer driver Printer cable Printer Mainboard Keyboard/Touchpad-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Keyboard (one or more keys) does not work. Touchpad does not work. Check or do the following in sequence Modem phone port Modem combo board Mainboard NOTE: If you cannot find a symptom or an error in this list and the problem remains. USB does not work correctly Print problems. then reboot system. Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM/diskette drives. System hangs intermittently. Battery fuel gauge in Windows doesn’t go higher than 90%. Check or do the following in sequence See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 44. External display does not work correctly. Battery pack Mainboard Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM drives. Keyboard Mainboard Reconnect touchpad cable. see “Undetermined Problems” on page 112. Check or do the following in sequence Run “Load Setup Defaults” in BIOS Setup Utility. Hard disk connection board Mainboard The system doesn't resume from standby mode after opening the LCD. Press Fn+F5 to switch to LCD or CRT Mainboard Mainboard Run printer self-test. Touchpad board Mainboard Modem-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Internal modem does not work correctly. Check or do the following in sequence Reconnect the keyboard cable. 110 Chapter 4 .

If any error is detected. replace the FRU. If no error is detected. or software errors. 2. 3. When analyzing an intermittent problem. FRU replacement should be considered only when a recurring problem exists. electrostatic discharge. Chapter 4 111 .Intermittent Problems Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with a hardware defect. do the following: 1. Run the advanced diagnostic test for the mainboard in loop mode at least 10 times. Rerun the test to verify that there are no more errors. such as: cosmic radiation. do not replace any FRU.

replace the FRU.Undetermined Problems The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed. mouse. 7. and other external devices Battery pack Hard disk drive DIMM CD/DVD-ROM drive PC cards 4. (See “Power System Check” on page 99. Do not replace a non-defective FRU.) Follow procedures below to isolate the failing FRU. reconnect the removed devices one at a time until you find the failed FRU. If the problem does not recur. If the problem persists. Power on the computer. NOTE: Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly. whether a short circuit is suspected. System board LCD assembly 112 Chapter 4 . 5. 1. or whether the system is inoperative. If any problems are found. NOTE: Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer. 2. Visually check them for damage. Do not isolate non-defective FRU. Remove or disconnect all of the following devices: Non-Acer devices Printer. Power off the computer. Determine if the problem has been resolved. which installed devices are incorrect. 6. 3. replace the following FRU one at a time.

Chapter 5 System Block Diagram and Connector Locations System Block Diagram Chapter 5 113 .

Board Layout Top View # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Item LCD connector Internal microphone cable connector Speaker cable connector Keyboard cable connector Touchpad cable connector Media board cable connector # 7 8 9 10 11 Item Power board cable connector USB board cable connector ExpressCard/54 slot ICH8-M chipset (south bridge) Launch board cable connector 114 Chapter 5 .

Bottom View # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Item AC-in jack Mini-card connector Battery cable connector CPU Intel PM965 Express chipset (north bridge) CRT port RJ11+RJ45 port S-video port USB ports 1394 port # 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Item 5-in-1 card reader RTC battery cable connector Modem board Volume control wheel Line-in jack Microphone jack Line-out jack ODD connector HDD connector DIMM slot Chapter 5 115 .

Switch Setting Short R525 to clear password. 116 Chapter 5 .

it is strongly recommended that the AC adapter is connected to the system and plug-in to a wall outlet and the Battery is also in the system Bypassing Password Check (SW1): If the user has set Password (power-on or setup password) for security reason. To use this function. The power-on. However. It is used to boot up the system with minimum BIOS initialization. setup password. then press the Power Button. 1.Standard Operation Procedures of Password Bypassing and BIOS Recovery For RD and CSD to debug easily. the system provide one hardware DIP switch for Bypassing Password Check. Switching it to ON then powering on the system will force the BIOS to clear Supervisor and User passwords. the user may enable DIP SW1 to bypass password check. BIOS Recovery: Boot Block is a special block of BIOS. Chapter 5 117 . DIP Switch Location: RD/CSD can enable or disable this function by switching the DIP. SW1 2. Clear Password DIP SW1: Bypassing Password Check is disabled by default. and the HDD password are all cleared. DIP Switches: DIP Default Setting Description Disabled (High) Bypassing Password Check Hotkey to enable BIOS Recovery: press the combination Fn+ESC. and one Hotkey to enable BIOS Recovery. if it is necessary to ignore the password check. 1. BIOS will check password during POST or when entering the BIOS setup menu. The DIP switch is located as shown in the figure below: R525 2. The user can enable this feature to restore the BIOS to a successful one if previous BIOS flashing process fails.

and pressing the Power Button. called BootBlock. If the flashing process is finished. press and hold Fn+ESC. d. The system should be powered on with Crisis Recovery process. To use this function. Restore BIOS by the Crisis Disk Enable this function by pressing the combination: Fn+ESC. BootBlock BIOS starts to restore the failed BIOS code. before doing this. the system will force the BIOS to enter a special BIOS block. Insert the Crisis Disk to a USB floppy drive which is attached to the failed machine. it is strongly recommended that the AC adapter is connected to the system and plug-in to a wall outlet and the Battery is also in the system. If this function is enabled. RD/CSD can use this special BIOS code to recover the BIOS to a successful one if previous BIOS flashing process fails.3. However. RD/CSD can then update the BIOS to a workable one by regular BIOS flashing process. While the system is turned off. Detailed steps are as the followings: a. f. a long beep should be heard. If the crisis recovery process is finished. one Crisis Disk should be prepared in WinXP. e. 118 Chapter 5 . then press Power Button. Power down the system after you hear the long beep. Short beeps should be heard when flashing. b. the system should be powered on with the successful BIOS. c. Prepare the Crisis Disk in WinXP.

NOTE: To scrap or to return the defective parts. or follow the rules set by your regional Acer office on how to return it. NOTE: When ordering FRU parts. For whatever reasons a part number is changed. follow the local government ordinance or regulations on how to dispose it properly. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for service. check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. Chapter 6 119 .Chapter 6 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List This chapter offers the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) list in global configuration of Aspire 4920. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering the parts to repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization). 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. For Acer authorized service providers.

Aspire 4920 Exploded Diagram 120 Chapter 4 .

0Ah SMP BTY Pack PANA Li 6C 2.09003.0mAh Sony Battery Pack Li-ion 6 cell 2.4Ah PANA BTY Pack Li+6C 2.019 BT.00 3.010 AP.00 3.4mAh Sanyo Battery Pack Li-ion 6 cell 2.037 BT.5 Moto MA820 Touchpad Synaptics TM00450-000 55.09018.4mAh Sony Battery Pack Li-Mn 6 cell 2.4 SMP BT.4mAh Simplo Boards Bluetooth board Foxconn BCM2045 V01 BT Module Foxconn BCM2045 V01 56.09003.0Ah Sony BTY Pack Li+6C 2.0mAh Sanyo Battery Pack Li+6 cell 2.00604.17024.051G 55.00607.00604.005 Part Name Description Acer Part No.013 AP.4Ah Sony BTY Pack Li+6C 2.3V Modem board Castlene Touchpad board Synaptics TM00450-000 MXM-1N M66M VGA BD (D) MXM-1N Infineon M66M VGA BD (D) Modem MDC003 A8B B85244300G Modem MDC1.4Ah Sanyo BTY Pack Li+6C 2.41004.00605.011 AP.09027.09001.0mAh Panasonic Battery Pack Li-Mn 6 cell 2.25020.018 BT.036 BT.00605.031 Chapter 4 121 .051 54.4mAh Panasonic Battery Pack Li-Mn 6 cell 2.4U002.3V Modem MDC1.091 54.09001.003 BTY Pack Li+6C 2.013 BT.00603.5 T60M955. VGA board MXM-1N M66M VGA board MXM-1N M66M Modem board Modem board Foxconn MDC1.Aspire 4920 FRU List Category Adapter Adapter 90W Delta ADP-90SB BBDAF Adapter 90W Delta ADP-90SB BBEA LF Adapter 90W Liteon PA-190024AR Adapter 90W Liteon PA-190004WR Battery Battery Pack Li+6 cell 2.4U002.0Ah PANA BTY Pack Li+6C 2.0Ah Sanyo BTY Pack LI+6C 2.5 T60M955.061G 54.001 56.014 ADT 90W Delta ADP-90SB BBDAF ADP 90W Delta ADP-90SB BBEA LF ADT 90W Liteon PA-190024AR ADT 90W Liteon PA-190004WR AP.023 BT.09018.0 Simplo Battery Pack Li-ion 6 cell 2.00607.00603.001 Capacitive button board Capacitive button TM-0054200 56.022 BT.

11ABG Intel 3945 MW1 Wireless LAN Board 802. B.4T905.01518.01518.641 27. power board FFC C.A.11ABGN Kedron MOW2 WLAN 802.001 50.5A 125V 8121 Code UK 3A 250V 3P BK Code 5A 250V 3P UK BK 50.A.001 50.A.KDN01.4T907.4T903.781 27.011 50.A. DC-in HL C.003 KI.4T902.KDN01.003 KI.4T910.01518.A.11ABGN Kedron ROW WLAN 802.A.11BG Intel 3945BG Cables Bluetooth cable HL Bluetooth cable MEC Power board cable Media board cable USB cable HL USB cable MEC Touchpad cable Launch board cable DC-in cable HL DC-in cable MEC Power cord 10A 125V US Power cord 10A 125V 3-pin US BK Power cord 2.002 KI. USB MEC C.11ABGN Kedron MOW2 Wireless LAN 802.001G Wireless LAN board Wireless LAN 802.001 WLAN 802. B.001G USB board Tahoe USB-BD 06628-1 PD (D) 55.11ABG Intel 3945 MW1 WLAN 802.KDN01.11ABG Intel 3945 RW Wireless LAN Board 802. DC-in MEC Code US 10A 125V BK Code 10A 125V 3P US BK Code USA/W CNS 2.011 50.T HL C.KDN01.11ABGN Kedron MOW1 Wireless LAN 802.T MEC C.03118.521 27.01518.11ABG Intel 3945 RW WLAN PRO/Wireless 3945BG KI.GLN01.001 50.GLN01. 55.4T902.A.Category Part Name Launch board Description Tahoe LAU-BD 06626-1 PD (D) Acer Part No.4T906.4T904.001G Power board Tahoe PWR-BD 06627-2 PD (D) 55.5A 125V USA Power cord 3A 250V 3-pin UK Power cord 5A 250V 3-pin UK BK 122 C.4T904.001 50.11ABG Intel 3945 MW2 Wireless LAN Board 802.4T906.001 KI.001 KI.001 50.4T910.002 KI.4T907.A.11ABG Intel 3945 MW2 WLAN 802.11ABGN Kedron WLAN 802.005 Chapter 4 .005 KI.001 50.541 27.011 27. T/P FFC C. USB HL C.GLN01.A.001 50.11ABGN Kedron MOW1 WLAN 802. launch board FFC C.11ABGN Kedron Wireless LAN Board 802.GLN01. media board FFC C.A.11ABGN Kedron ROW Wireless LAN 802.4T903.

01518.731 27.001 E-key cover Support bracket left E-key ASSY Support L ASSY 60.01518.01518.4T908.4T907.4T924.001 60.001 42.571 27.01518.01518.561 27.601 27.701 27. 27.TKJ01.01518.01518.001 Chapter 4 123 .711 27.671 27.01518.631 27.Category Part Name Power cord 10A 3-pin BK Denmark Power cord 10A 250V 3-pin Denmark BK Power cord 10A 250V 3-pin South Africa Power cord 16A 250V South Africa BK Power cord 10A 250V Swiss Power cord 10A 250V 3-pin Swiss BK Power cord 10A 250V 3-pin China Power cord 10A 250V 3-pin China BK Power cord 220V 3-pin EUR Power cable 16A 250V 3-pin EUR BK Power cord 10A 250V 3-pin Italy Power cord 10A 250V 3-pin Italy BK Power cord 2.021 60.611 27.4T905.721 27.5A 250V South Africa Bk Cord 10A 250V South Africa BK Cord 250V 10~16A 3P Israel Power cord ACA/ACNZ Annie LCD latch ASSY SD dummy card Acer Part No.01518.01518.01518.5A 250V South Africa BK (India) Power cord 10A 250V South Africa BK (India) Power cord 250V 10A 3-pin Israel Power cord ACA/ACNZ Description Code Denmark 10A 3P BK Code 10A 250V 3P Denmark BK Code South Africa 10A 250V BK Code 16A 250V South Africa BK Code Swiss Power 10A 250V BK Code 10A 250V 3P Swiss Bk Cord China 10A 250V 3P Cord 10A 250V 3P China BK Cord EUR 220V 3P BK Cord 16A 250V 3P EUR BK Cord Italy 10A 250V 3P BK Cord 10A 250V 3P Italy BK Cord 2.01518.001 Lowercase ASSY L-Case 60.681 27.4T903.591 27.691 27.01518.001 System case/cover/bracket/assembly LCD latch bracket SD dummy card New card dummy card Dummy new card 42.761 27.01518.001 Unitload cover ASSY big door 60.01518.4T906.581 27.03218.

001 KO.004 ODD NCB24X combo BRKT ODD ASSY ODD bezel combo Combo 24X PDBS DS-24CZP Combo 24X Sony/CRX880A Myall2 ODD NSM8X Super-multi drive TA BRKT ODD ASSY ODD bezel S-Multi S-Mult 8X PIO/DVR-K17RS G2.00805.001 33.4T910.001 60.1GB03.002 33.055 8X S-Multi PDBS DS-8A1P 8X S-Mult Sony/AD-7530A KU.51203.001 KU.010 KU.006 KN.0080E.005 Chapter 4 .4T914.4T901.023 KN.029 KO.00807.4T904.) 124 DVD-RW drive 8X Super Mult Sony AD-7530A M-cover ASSY ASSY MXM BRT ASSY U-Case SODIMM 1G HYMP512S64CP8-Y5 AB SODIMM 1G NT1GT64U8HB0BN-3C SODIMM 1GB M470T2953EZ3-CE6 SODIMM 512M HYMP564S64CP6-Y5 AB SODIMM 512M NT512T64UH8B0FN-3C SODIMM 512M M470T6554EZ3-CE6 SODIMM 512M AS6E8E63B6E1A SODIMM 512M V916764B24QBFW-F5 60.5120E.001 60.1GB0B.014 KN.4T902.032 KN.0240E.5120G.001 Middle cover VGA bracket Upper case w/ speaker Memory SDIMM 1GB Hynix HYMP512S64CP8-Y5 AB SDIMM 1GB Nanya NT1GT64U8HB0BN-3C SDIMM 1GB Samsung M470T2953EZ3-CE6 SDIMM 512MB Hynix HYMP564S64CP6-Y5 AB SDIMM 512MB Nanya NT512T64UH8B0FN-3C SDIMM 512MB Samsung M470T6554EZ3-CE6 LF SDIMM 512MB PSC AS6E8E63B-6E1A SDIMM 512MB DDRII667 Promos V916764B24QBFW-F5 LF Combo module Combo module 24X Optical bracket Combo bezel Combo module 24X PDBS DS24CZP w/o bezel Combo module 24X Sony CRX880A LF w/o bezel DVD module DVD-RW Super Multi module 8X Optical bracket Super Multi bezel DVD-RW drive 8X Super Mult Pioneer DVR-K17RS LF w/o bezel DVD-RW drive 8X Super Mult Panasonic UJ-850UAA1-A w/o bezel DVD-RW drive 8X Super Multi PDBS DS-8A1P DVD module (cont.002 60.001 60.5120B.4T915.011 KN.02409.038 S-Mult PAN/UJ-850UAA1-A KU.00809.001 KN.004 KN. 60.4T910.1GB0G.019 KN.OPAHP.4T933.5120M.Category Part Name Touchpad bracket Description TP bracket ASSY Acer Part No.005 G2.OPAHP.

16008. 60.HDAHP.001 60.019 CPU Heatsink CPU heatsink w/ fan CPU heatsink w/ fan CPU heatsink w/ fan 60.HDAHP.08008.4KS HDD 160GB SATA HTS541616J9SA00 HDD 160GB SGT ST9160821AS HDD 160GB Toshiba MK1637GSX HDD 160GB WD WD1600BEVS-22RST0 ASSY Thermal DIS Foxconn ASSY Thermal DIS Robin ASSY Thermal DIS Forcecon Acer Part No.4T918.08004.HDAHP.12008.12001.003 KH.08007.010 KH.018 G2.Category HDD/Hard Disk Drive Part Name HDD bracket HDD module 80G 5400RPM SATA HDD 80GB SATA Hitachi HTS541680J9SA00 HDD 80GB Seagate ST980811AS HDD 80GB 5400RPM SATA Toshiba MK8037GSX Gemini BS LF F/W:DL230 HDD 80GB 5400RPM SATA WD WD800BEVS-22RST0 ML80 LF F/W:04.4KS HDD 80GB SATA HTS541680J9SA00 HDD 80GB SGT ST980811AS HDD 80GB Toshiba MK8037GSX HDD 80GB WD WD800BEVS22RST0 HDD N120GB5.16007.001 CPU/Processor Chapter 4 125 .021 KH.002 KH.4KS HDD 120GB SATA HTS541612J9SA00 HDD 120GB SGT ST9120822AS HDD 120GB Toshiba MK1237GSX HDD 120GB WD WD1200BEVS-22RST0 HDD N160GB5.001 KH.4T926.01G04 HDD module 120G 5400RPM SATA HDD 120GB SATA Hitachi HTS541612J9SA00 HDD 120GB Seagate ST9120822AS HDD 120GB 5400RPM SATA Toshiba MK1237GSX Gemini BS LF F/W:DL130J HDD 120GB WD WD1200BEVS-22RST0 HDD module 160G 5400RPM SATA HDD 160GB SATA Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 HDD 160GB Seagate ST9160821AS HDD 160GB 5400RPM SATA Toshiba MK1637GSX Gemini BS LF F/W:DL030J HDD 160GB WD WD1600BEVS-22RST0 Description ASSY HDD bracket HDD N80GB5.001 KH.031 KH.12004.001 60.011 KH.16001.4T928.16004.001 G2.12007.010 KH.006 KH.033 G2.026 KH.030 KH.08001.4T930.

71001.N5982.75001.Category Part Name CPU Merom Core 2 Dual T7100 1.77001.DTP KC.DTP Keyboard Keyboard 88 key Darfon NSKH3V1D UI US-IN Keyboard 88 key Darfon NSKH3V02 TW Taiwan Keyboard 88 key Darfon NSKH3V03 TI Thailand Keyboard 88 key Darfon NSKH3V0A Ar Arabic Keyboard 88 key Darfon NSKH3V0H HB Hebrew Keyboard 88 key Darfon NSKH3V0K KO Korean Keyboard 88 key Darfon NSKH3V0L GK Greek Keyboard 88 key Darfon NSKH3V0R RU Russian Keyboard 88 key Darfon NSKH3V0X Blank US Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V06 PO Portuguese Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V0C CZ Czech Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V0D DM Danish Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V0E IT Italian Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V0FFR French Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V0G GR German Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V00 SW Swiss Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V0M Canadian Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V0N NW Norwegian Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V0Q HG Hungarian 9J.N5982.V0E 9J.V0K 9J.8G PGA IC CPU Merom T7300 2.N5982.0G PGA IC CPU Merom T7500 2.DTP KC.8G 2M 800 Intel CPU Intel Merom Core 2 Dual T7300 2.N5982.V0A 9J.V0F 9J.N5982.V0C 9J.N5982.V03 9J.0G 4M 800L Intel CPU Intel Merom Core 2 Dual T7500 2.V02 9J.N5982.N5982.N5982.V0N 9J.V1D 9J.V0H 9J.N5982.V00 9J. KC.V0M 9J.V0L 9J.N5982.N5982.N5982.V06 9J.N5982.N5982.2G 4M 800 Intel CPU Intel Merom Core 2 Dual T7700 2.N5982.V0Q 126 Chapter 4 .CA89 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0N NW Norwe89 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0Q HG Huga89 Acer Part No.4G PGA KB Darfon NSK-H3V1D UI USIN88 KB Darfon NSK-H3V02 TW Taiwa88 KB Darfon NSK-H3V03 TI Thai88 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0A AR Arabi88 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0H HB Hebre88 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0K KO Korea88 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0L GK Greek88 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0R RU Russi88 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0X BL84K(88) KB Darfon NSK-H3V06 PO Portu89 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0C Czech89 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0D DM Danis89 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0E IT Itali89 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0F FR Rehcn89 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0G GR Germa89 KB Darfon NSK-H3V00 SW Swiss89 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0M CF FR.V0G 9J.V0D 9J.N5982.73001.2G PGA IC CPU Merom T7700 2.N5982.DTP KC.4G 4M 800 Intel Description IC CPU Merom T7100 1.V0X 9J.V0R 9J.N5982.

1” Wireless antenna left/right LCD 14.1WXGAG W/0.V0Y 9J.V1B 9J.V0T 9J.4T904.001 57.001 25.002 19.010 LK.00 Inverter board 17” YEC YNVW06S Inverter board 17” ROHS VK.N5982.001 60.1” WXGA LG LP141EWX1-TLA2 LCD 14.1: WXGA MEC Camera CMOS 0.3M BN30V40717300 Bracket LCD R Bracket LCD L ASSY LCD bezel ASSY LCD panel Anttenna LCD 14.1” WXGA glare w/ antenna and camera Inverter board 17" FOXCONN T62I240.3M Bison BN30V40717300 LCD bracket right LCD bracket left LCD bezel 14.TK501.TCBV1.3M CN0314OV03 U Camera CMOS 0.4T901.018 LK.1” WXGA LG LP141WX3-TLA1 Glare Chapter 4 G2.4T905.N5982.V0W 9J.001 50.02 V.Category Keyboard (cont.1” LCD panel 14. LCD WXGA MEC Camera CMOS 0.N5982.TK501.011 57.N5982.N5982.1: WXGA HL LCD cable 14.001 33.21189. 9J. LCD WXGA HL C.007 LK.001 50.1” WXGA LG LP141WX3-TLB1 LCD 14.TK901.1” WXGA AU B141EW04-V4 G LCD 14.4T913.V0U 9J.LDAHP.1” WXGA LG LP141WX3-TLA1 Acer Part No.4T912.001 19.V1A 9J.21189.TK501.A.1” WXGA AU B141EW04-V4 LF Glare 200 nits 16ms LCD 14.3M DV Inverter 17” T62I240.N5982.4T901.001 LK.00 Inverter 17” YNV-W06S Inverter 17” ROHS VK.1” WXGA LG LP141WX1-TLA2 LF Glare 200 nits 16ms LCD 14.A.V0S 9J.406 C.N5982.001 60.V1F 9J.406 LCD cable 14.14105.N5982.14108.90480.1” WXGA LG LP141WX3-TLB1 glare LCD 14.14108.02 V.001 33.) Part Name Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V0S SP Spanish Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V0T TR Turkish Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V0U UK UK Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V0W SD Swedish Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V1A BE Belgian Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V01B BP Brazilian Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V1F SK Slovenian Keyboard 89 key Darfon NSKH3V0Y BL-85K Keyboard 92 key Darfon NSKH3V0J JA Japanese Description KB Darfon NSK-H3V0S SP Spani89 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0T TR Turki89 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0U UK UK89 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0W SD Swedi89 KB Darfon NSK-H3V1A BE Belgian KB Darfon NSK-H3V1B BP BR-PO89 KB Darfon NSK-H3V1F SK Slove89 KB Darfon NSK-H3V0Y BL85K(89) KB Darfon NSK-H3V0J JA Japan92 LCD N14.002 19.012 127 .3M Suyin CN0314-OV03 U Camera CMOS 0.14108.V0J LCD module LCD module 14.N5982.

001 128 Chapter 4 .1” WXGA CMO N141l3L02 LF Glare 200 nits 16ms Microphone SAB Microphone FORG Microphone SHAN Description LCD 14.4T901.9A552.001 23.001 CONN Cardbus 4P 1005791321.H0153.00E92.) Part Name LCD 14.42120.3 Screw 2x6 nylok Screw Ni M2x6L Screw Mach Wafer M3xL4 Ni Screw wafer nylok Ni M2xL3 86.42124.051G RTC Battery RTC battery RTC battery BTY RTC Mitsubishi ROHS BTY RTC Panasonic ROHS (UP) 23.1” WXGA CMO N141l3-L02 G Microphone cable SAB Microphone cable FORG Microphone cable SHAN Speaker Acer Part No.726 86.9A552.011 LK.001 23.00E33.3R0 Rub cirle LCD Name plate U-case Tahoe Media key Tahoe 47.001 42. LK.9A554.736 86.1” WXGA Samsung LTN141W3-L01-G LF Glare 200 nits 16ms LCD 14.TDMV1.00F58.00F22.001 Speaker Speaker pack left/left Mainboard Mainboard Aspire4920 w/ RTC battery and PCMCIA slot w/o CPU and DIMM Tahoe MB-DIS 06252-1 w/o modem 55.5xL6 nylok CR3+ Screw M2.4T913.220 86.001 42.4R0 86.4T901.Category LCD module (cont.00E34.6R0 86.1” WXGA Samsung LTN141W3 LCD 14.22059.001 23.722 86.738 86.724 86.40297.42123.5xL8 nylok CR3+ Screw WAF M2x4 BZnylok CR3+ Screw M2x2.00F24.14106.724 86.001 23.016 23.4T907.00C07.001 PCMCIA slot/PC card slot PCMCIA slot Miscellaneous LCD screw rubber Name plate Media key Screws Screw Screw Screw Screw Screw Screw Screw Screw Screw Screw Screw M2xL3 (white) Screw M2.5 nylok Screw M2x4 nylok H0.1410D.

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Appendix A Model Definition and Configuration Aspire 4920 Model RO Count ry Acer Part no Descriptio n CPU LCD DIMM 1 DIMM 2 HDD 1 (GB) ODD Wireless LAN Bluetoot h Appendix A 130 .

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All of its system functions are tested under Windows® Vista™ Business. combination and test procedures. Appendix B 133 . please refer to the Aspire 4920 Vista Compatibility Test Report released by the Acer Mobile System Testing Department.Appendix B Test Compatible Components This computer’s compatibility is tested and verified by Acer’s internal testing department. and peripherals which have passed these tests. Vista Home Premium. Refer to the following lists for components. and Vista Home Basic environment. Regarding configuration. adapter cards.

1) USB speaker/joystick Aiwa Logitech Peripheral Panasonic JS USB camera Intel Orange USB storage device Iomega Fujitsu USB zip 250MB MO-1300 1.0 Web Cam Multimedia digital speaker (SC-UC78) WingMan RumblePad (G-UA3) Dolby Headphone 5. (D-sub)1 W37G (HDMI) LP2065 20” TFT Monitor (DVI) S9500 19” Monitor (DVI) Projector DELL USB keyboard or mouse Microsoft Logicool Logitech Natural keyboard Pro USB mouse (OWCM-USB) USB wheel mouse First wheel mouse DELL USB keyboard Dell by Logitech Internet navigator keyboard Smart card keyboard HP USB optical Austin mouse HP USB optical mouse (RB129AA) Belkin USB printer/scanner Canon HP Canon Scanner D1250 (USB 2. (DVI-D).0 Easy PC Camera (A20953-001) Micro USB 2.Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ Compatibility Test I/O Peripheral Compatibility Test Vendor External CRT Acer ViewSonic 211c21” G220F PF790 19” External LCD Acer FP751 17” TFT LCD 15” LCD Monitor (DVI) Model: AL1521 1 Device Description Result P P P P P P P P P P 17” LCD Monitor (DVI) Model: AL17211 ViewSonic Westinghouse HP 20” LCD VD201b(DVI-I).3G USB 2.0) (JP OS only) 450wbt deskjet printer (USB/Bluetooth) 2400 Scanjet (USB 1.1 channel USB speaker EAB-MPC57USB iFun USB speaker Miniglow optical USB mouse 3300MP projector P P P P P P P P P P P P N/A P N/A P N/A N/A P N/A P P P N/A 134 Appendix B .

11n/g/b WZR-G144N Belkin N1MIMO Wireless router high performance Wireless 802.0+IEEE 1394 DVD+R/RW 16X USB 2.11a Access point model: HE 102 P P N/A N/A DV P DVD+R/RW 16X USB 2.11g D-Link Access point 802.0+IEEE 1394 P P P 4 port hub USB 2.5” portable 80GB hard disk P CD-RW + DVD-ROM combo USB interface DVD+R/RW 16X USB 2.0 UH-204 4 port hub USB 2.0 Wireless LAN USB stick 11 USB 1.0+IEEE 1394 6-in-1 Flash card reader/writer DVD+R/RW USB 2.0+IEEE 1394 DVD+R/RW 16X USB 2.11b Cisco Aironet 350 Aironet 1230 Access point 802.0 memory key 512MB USB 2.0 memory key USB hub and others A TEN IOGEAR Corega USB ODD Logitech LG Sony USB HDD Transcend 1394 storage drive LG Sony Transcend 1394 camera Sony Access point 802.0 Mass storage 2.11n Air Station Wireless IEEE 802.11a Intel NetGear Access point 802.5 travel kit with 1394 DVD+R/RW 16X USB 2.0+IEEE 1394 2.I/O Peripheral Compatibility Test Vendor Transcend PQI Plextor Galileo LG Sony USB flash drive Sony Memory key 128MB Micro Bault Pro USD-5G 5GB USB flash Apacer IBM Handy drive the USB flash drive 128MB USB 2.5” portable 80GB hard disk N/A P P 2.1 CG-WLUSBST11 P P P P P P P P Device Description 80GB HDD USB 2.11n D-Link Buffalo MIMO Bluetooth access point X Bridge Bluetooth device Sony Ericsson Wireless headset T610 P P Bluetooth access point BT300 P Rangebooster N 650 Router Wireless-802.0+IEEE 1394 DVD+R/RW 16X USB 2.0+IEEE 1394 2 Result P P P N/A P P Appendix B 135 .11n N/A N/A P Building networks people WiFi certified a/b/g wireless 108AG P Pro/Wireless 5000 54Mbps 802.

I/O Peripheral Compatibility Test
Vendor X Bridge Epson HP AmbiCom SDIO card Toshiba Express card Abcom 5-in-1 adapter express card reader GigaLAN express card Sunix ECF2400 2 ports 1394A express card Serial ATA External SATAII express card IK Kouwell SIIG IK Kouwell IEEE1394+USB2.0 express card SIIG express card 11-in R/W easily add a memory card reader/writer to express card equipped systems P P P N/A N/A N/A Bluetooth SD card N/A Device Description Bluetooth access point BT300 Bluetooth print adapter Deskjet 450wbt Bluetooth wireless compact Flash card with PC card adapter P N/A N/A N/A Result

1 If system support s DVI, a D-sub interface supplemental test is required. 2 PQI 6-in-1 flash card reader/writer is not compatible with USB 2.0 systems.

Memory Card Compatibility Test
Vendor Multimedia card Sandisk Multimedia card 32MB RS-MMC 128MB memory card Transcend Multimedia card 64/128MB Multimedia card 128MB Multimedia card 256MB Multimedia card 512MB Apacer PQI A-Data SD card Apacer SD card 128/256MB SD card 2GB (150X Hi-Speed) Transcend SanDisk SD card 256MB SD card 256MB SD card 1GB KINGMAX RiData Memory stick I-O data Apacer Lexar Memory stick 64MB Memory stick 128MB High speed 512MB memory stick Pro Duo High speed 1GB memory stick Pro Duo SanDisk MS Pro 1GB memory card N/A N/A P P N/A SD card 1GB (66X Hi-Speed) SD 4GB SD Pro memory card P P N/A P P P P Multimedia card 128MB RS-MMC mobile 256MB memory card Turbo 200x 2GB MMC card P P P P P P N/A P P Device Description Result

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Memory Card Compatibility Test
Vendor Sony Memory stick Pro 512MB MS Pro Duo 2GB high speed MS Pro 2GB memory card Compact Flash Apacer SanDisk XD card Apacer SanDisk Olympus Compact Flash card 256/512MB Compact Flash card 2GB XD-Picture card 512MB P P P Compact Flash card 256/512MB Compact Flash card 2GB P P Device Description P P P Result

Game Test
Vendor Blizzard Activision EA WarCraft III- Frozen Throne Doom3 Battlefield 2 Patch 1.01 (DX9) FIFA World Cup 2006 FIFA Soccer 06 EA games Sierra Online game Under Ground II Half-Life 2 Lineage II: Chronicle 3 World of WarCraft RF Online Item Description P P P P P P P P P P Result

SW Utility and Application Test
Item Description PowerDVD Windows DVD Maker NTI-CD Maker NIS Launch Manager Wireless AP Bluetooth AP Acrobat Reader Office P P P P P N/A P P P Result

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