Aspire 5500Z Series
Service Guide
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purpose. Any Acer Incorporated software described in this manual is sold or licensed "as is". Should the
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dealer) assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, and any incidental or consequential
damages resulting from any defect in the software.
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Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual:
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SCREEN MESSAGES
Denotes actual messages that appear
on screen.
NOTE
Gives bits and pieces of additional
information related to the current
topic.
WARNING
Alerts you to any damage that might
result from doing or not doing specific
actions.
CAUTION
Gives precautionary measures to
avoid possible hardware or software
problems.
IMPORTANT
Reminds you to do specific actions
relevant to the accomplishment of
procedures.
Preface
Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information.
1.
This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION
decided for Acer's "global" product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product
competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e.g.
add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability). These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be covered
in this generic service guide. In such cases, please contact your regional offices or the responsible
personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details.
2.
Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date information
available on your regional web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it will
not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer
office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service
Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and
service of customer machines.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
System Specifications
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Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
An Aspire tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Closed Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Left View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Right View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Bottom Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Easy-launch Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Touchpad Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Lock Keys and embedded mumeric keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Special Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Chpater 2
System Utilities
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BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Navigating the BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Advanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
BIOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Chapter 3
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
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General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Disassembly Procedure Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Removing the Wireless LAN Card/the HDD Module/the Memory/
the CPU/the ODD Module and the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Removing the Wireless LAN Card and the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Removing the Memory and the CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Removing the ODD Module and the LCD module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Disassembling the Main Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Separate the Main Unit Into the Upper and the Lower Case Assembly . . . . . . .50
Disassembling the Upper Case Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Disassembling the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Disassembling the External Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Disassembling the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Disassembling the ODD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
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Table of Contents
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
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System Check Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
External Diskette Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
External CD-ROM Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Memory check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Power System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Touchpad Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Index of Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Insyde MobilePro BIOS POST Beep Code and POST Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Chpater 5
Jumper and Connector Locations
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Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Chpater 6
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
75
Exploded Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Upper Case Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Lower Case Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
ODD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
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Chapter 1
System Specifications
Features
Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many feature:
Platform and memroy
Intel® CentrinoTM Mobile Technology, featuring:
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Intel® Pentium® M Processor 735/735A (2MB L2 cache, 1.6 GHz, 400 MHz FSB)
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Intel® 915GM/PM Express chipset
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Intel® Pentium® M Processor 740/750/760/770 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.73/1.86/2/2.13 GHz, 533
MHz FSB)
Wireless solution: integrated Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection (dual-band
802.11b/g) Wi-Fi® CERTIFIEDTM solution, supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology
Intel® 915GM/PM+Intel ICH6-M (Mobile Intel 82801FB)
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256/512 MB of DDR2 400/533 MHz memory, upgradeable to 2 GB using two soDIMM modules
(dual-channel support)
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14.1 WXGA Acer CrystalBriteTM color TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 resolution, 16:10 viewing ratio,
supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing on dual displays via Acer GridVistaTM
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16.7 million colors
Display
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Intel® 915GM integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900 and up to
128 MB of VRAM, supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and dual independent display (for UMA
models)
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ATI MOBILITYTM RADEONTM X1300 256/512 HyperMemoryTM , supporting ATI PopwerPlayTM 5.0,
, Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0, PCI Express® and and DualViewTM
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Simultaneous LCD and CRT display, with LCD panel refresh rate at 70 Hz
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MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability
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Acer CinemaVisionTM video technology (Acer Arcade)
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Acer ClearVisionTM video optimization technology (Acer Arcade)
Storage subsystem
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40/60/80/100 GB ATA/100 hard disk drive
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Optical drive options:
tDVD-Super
tDVD-Dual
Multi double-layer
double layer
tDVD/CD-RW
combo
Input devices
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Chapter 1
84/85-key keyboard
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Touchpad with 4-way integrated scroll button
12 function keys, four cursor keys, two Windows® keys, hotkey controls, embedded numeric
keypad, international language support
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Four easy-launch buttons
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Two front-access LED-buttons: WLAN and Bluetooth®
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Audio system with two built-in speakers
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Built-in microphone
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Intel AC’97 audio support
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Sound Blaster ProTM MS-Sound compatible
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S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers
Audio
Communication
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Modem: 56K ITU V.92 modem with PTT approval; wake-on ring ready
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LAN: 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet; wake-on ring ready
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WLAN: integrated Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection (dual-band 802.11b/g) Wi-Fi®
CERTIFIEDTM solution, supporting Acer SignalUPTM wireless technology
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Acer SignalUp wireless technology support
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WPAN: integrated Bluetooth®
Human-centric design and ergonomics
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Rugged, yet extremely portable design
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Stylish appearance
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Full-size keyboard with four programmable launch keys
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Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device
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Acer FineTouch keyboard with a 5-degree curve
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Internet 4-way scroll button
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Three USB 2.0 ports
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PC Card slot (one Type II)
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External display (VGA) port
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Headphones/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support
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Microphone/line-in jack
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Ethernet (RJ-45) port
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Modem (RJ-11) port
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DC-in jack for AC adaptor
I/O Ports
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Chapter 1
System Block Diagram
Intel Pentium-M/
Celeron-M CPU
Micro FC-PGA
Thermal Sensor
Clock Generator
CRT & TV-Out Conn.
DDR II SODIMM 2
Daughter Card (M26P)
PCI-Express x16
Mobile Intel 915PM/ GM
and 910GML Express
Chipset (Alviso)
DDR II SODIMM 1
LVDS Conn.
USB Conn. x3
Mobile Intel 82801FB
ICH6-M
Min i-PCI
So cket
BroadCOM
LAN
BCM440 1KFB
/ BCM578 8M
PCMCIA &
CardRead er
Controller
ENE CB7 12
13 94
Con troller
TSB34AB21A
USB Conn. x1
for BlueTooth
Audio Codec
Speaker
Conn.
Amplifier
Jack x2
MDC Conn.
SATA Conn.
13 94 Con n.
4 -Pin s
RJ45
PCMCIA
Slo t
PATA Conn.
4-in -1
CradReader
Slo t
Super I/O
SMsC LPC47N217
Power ON/ OFF
Circuit
RJ-11
ENE KB910Q
(EC + KBC)
Internal K/B
BIOS
Touch-Pad Conn.
DC/ DC Interface
Circuit
RTC Circuit
Power DC/DC
Circuit
Power-OK Circuit
Chapter 1
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Board Layout
Top View
SW2 SW4 SW5
SW6
SW3
SW1
JP1
2
2
JP5
2
JP4
2
JP7
2
2
KQ:
2
JP42
2
2
JP10
4
SW3
Power Switch
SW1
Lid Swtich
JP1
Bluetooth Connector
JP5
Touchpad Connector
SW2
E-mail Switch
JP4
Keyboard Connector
SW4
Internet Browser Switch
JP42
Speaker Connector
SW5
Emanager Switch
JP7
PCMCIA Slot
SW6
User Programmable Switch
JP10
Microphone Connector
Chapter 1
Bottom View
2
PCN1
JP13
JP12
JP14
2
JP3
2
2
PJP11
JP20
JP17
2
JP16
JP22
2
2
JP21
JP19
2
2
JP23
JP24
2
JP25
2
JP26
JP28
2
2
JP30
2
JP31
JP35
T2
2
Q2
JP29
JP36
2
JP39
2
IR1
2
U42
JP41
JP40
JP21
Fan Connector
JP24
USB Port
PJP11
Battery Connector
JP25
USB Port
JP20
CPU Socket
JP30
IEEE 1394 Port (No IEEE 1394
Port for this model)
JP16
LVDS Connector
JP36
Card Reader Connector (No Card
Reader module for this model)
JP22
VGA Board Connector
IR
Infrared Receiver (No FIR function
for this model)
PCN1
AC-IN
JP40
Headphone out/line-out Jack
(support SPDIF)
JP13
USB Port
JP41
Mic-in Jack
JP12
Reserved for Acer ezDock. (No
ezDock for this model).
JP28
HDD Connector
JP14
Modem Board Connector
JP35
Wireless LAN Card Connector
JP3
External Display Port
U42
BIOS
JP17
S-Video Port (No S-Video Port for
this model)
JP26
DDR2 Socket
JP19
RJ11/RJ45
JP31
DDR2 Socket
Chapter 1
5
JP23
6
Modem Cable Connector
JP39
ODD Connector
Chapter 1
An Aspire tour
After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new TravelMate computer.
Front View
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Chapter 1
Icon
Item
Description
Display screen
Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display),
displays computer output.
2
Power button
Turns the computer on and off.
3
Easy-launch buttons
Buttons for launching frequently used
programs.
4
Microphone
Internal microphone for sound recording.
5
Status indicators
Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that turn on
and off to show the status of the
computer’s functions and components.
6
Palmrest
Comfortable support area for our hands
when you use the computer.
7
Click buttons (left,
center and right)
The left and right buttons function like the
left and right mouse buttons; the center
button serves as a 4-way scroll button.
8
Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which
functions like a computer mouse.
9
Keyboard
For entering data into your computer.
7
Closed Front View
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Icon
Item
Description
1
Speaker-out/line-out/
Headphone jack
Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g.,
speakers, headphones).
2
Mic-in jack
Accepts inputs from external microphone.
3
Speakers
Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio
output.
4
Bluetooth®
communication button/
indicator
Press to enable/disable Bluetooth function.
Lights to indicate the status of
Bluetoothcommunications (optional)
5
Wireless
communication button/
indicator
Press to enable/disable Wireless function.
Lights to indicate the status of wireless
LAN communications (optional).
6
Power indicator
Lights when the computer is on.
7
Battery indicator
Lights when the battery is being charged
Chapter 1
Left View
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Icon
Item
Description
1
External display port
Connects a display device (e.g., external
monitor, LCD projector).
2
Network jack
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based
network.
3
Modem jack
Connects to a phone line.
4
Two USB 2.0 ports
Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
5
PC Card slot
Connects to one Type II PC Card.
6
PC Card slot eject
button
Ejects the PC Card from the slot.
Right View
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Chapter 1
Icon
Item
Description
1
Optical drive
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs
(for selected models).
2
Optical disk access
indicator
Lights up when the optical drive is active
(for selected models).
9
3
Optical drive eject
button
Ejects the optical disk from the drive (for
selected models).
4
Emergency eject hole
Ejects the optical drive try when the
computer is turned off (for selected
models).
5
Ventilation slots
Enable the computer to stay cool, even
after prolonged use.
6
Kensington lock slot
Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
Rear Panel
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Icon
Item
Description
1
Battery
Powers the computer.
2
DC-in jack
Connects to an AC adaptor.
3
USB 2.0 port
Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
Bottom Panel
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Chapter 1
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Item
Description
1
Battery bay
Houses the computer’s battery pack.
2
Battery lock
Locks the battery in place.
3
Cooling fan
Helps keep the computer cool.
Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening
of the fan.
4
Memory compartment
Houses the computer’s main memory.
5
Hard disk bay
Houses the computer’s hard disk (secured
by two screws).
6
Battery release latch
Releases the battery for removal.
Indicators
The computer has three easy-to-read status indicators on the upper-left above the keyboard, and four on the
front panel.
The power, battery and wireless communication status indicators are visible even when the LCD display is
closed.
Icon
Chapter 1
Function
Description
Cap lock
Lights when Cap Lock is activated
Num lock
Lights when Num Lock is activated.
Media Activity
Indicates when the hard disc or optical
drive is active.
Bluetooth
Indicates the status of Bluetooth
communication.
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Icon
Function
Description
Wireless LAN
Indicates the status of wireless LAN
communication.
Power
Lights up when the computer is on.
Battery
Lights up when the battery is being
charged.
NOTE: 1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light shows
green when in AC mode.
Easy-launch Buttons
Located at the upper-right, above the keyboard are four buttons. These buttons are called launch keys. The
are: mail, Web browser, Acer Empowering key “
“ and one user-programmable button.
Press “
“ to ru the Acer eManager. Please see “Acer eManager”. The mail and Web buttons are pre-set to
email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable keys,
run the Acer Launch Manager.
Launch key
Default application
Mail
Email application (user-programmable)
Web browser
Internet browser (user-programmable)
Acer eManager (user-programmable)
P
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User-programmable
Chapter 1
Touchpad
The built-in touchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the cursor
responds as you move your finger across the surface of the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest
provides optimum comfort and support.
Touchpad Basics
The following teaches you how to use the touchpad:
T
Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor.
T
Press the left (1) and right (4) buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and
execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse.
Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button.
T
Use the 4-way scroll (3) button to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This button
mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications.
Function
Left Button (1)
Right Button
(4)
Main touchpad
(2)
Execute
Click twice
quickly
Tap twice (at
the same speed
as doubleclicking the
mouse button)
Select
Click once
Tap once
Chapter 1
Center button (3)
13
Function
Drag
Access context
menu
Scroll
Left Button (1)
Right Button
(4)
Main touchpad
(2)
Center button (3)
Tap twice (at
the same speed
as doubleclicking a
mouse button)
then hold finger
to the touchpad
on the second
tap to drag the
cursor.
Click and hold,
then use finger
to drag the
cursor on the
touchpad
Click once
Click and hold to move
up/down/left/right.
NOTE: Keep your fingers dry and clean when using the touchpad. Also keep the touchpad dry and clean. The
touchpad is sensitive to finger movements. Hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response.
Tapping too hard will not increase the touchpad’s responsiveness.
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Chapter 1
Using the Keyboard
The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and
twelve function keys.
Lock Keys and embedded mumeric keypad
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
Lock Key
Description
Caps Lock
When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed
are in uppercase.
Num lock
<Fn>+<F11>
When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in
numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator
(complete with the arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /).
Use this mode when you need to do a lot of numeric
data entry. A better solution would be to connect an
external keypad.
Scroll lock
<Fn>+<F12>
When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up
or down when you press the up or down arrow keys
respectively. Scroll Lock does not work with some
applications.
The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters
located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols
are not printed on the keys.
Desired Access
Num Lock On
Num Lock Off
Number keys on embedded
keypad
Type numbers in a normal
manner.
Cursor-control keys on
embedded keypad
Hold <Shift> while using
cursor-control keys.
Hold <Fn> while using
cursor-control keys.
Main keyboard keys
Hold <Fn> while typing
letters on embedded
keypad.
Type the letters in a normal
manner.
Windows Keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
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Key
Icon
Windows key
Description
Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as
clicking on the Windows Start button; it launches the
Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to
provide a variety of function:
+ <Tab> Activates next taskbar button.
+ <E> Opens the My Computer window
+ <F1> Opens Help and Support.
+ <F> Opens the Find: All Files dialog box.
+ <R> Opens the Run dialog box.
+ <M> Minimizes all windows.
<Shift>+
action.
Application
key
+ <M> Undoes the minimize all windows
This key has the same effect as clicking the right
mouse button; it opens the application’s context
menu.
Hot Keys
The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like sreen
brightness, volume output and the BIOS utility.
To activate hot keys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination.
Hot Key
16
Icon
Function
Description
Fn-F1
Hot key help
Displays help on hot keys.
Fn-F2
Acer eSetting
Launches the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager.
Fn-F3
Acer
ePowerManagement
Launches the Acer ePowerManagement in Acer
eManager.
Chapter 1
Hot Key
Icon
Function
Description
Fn-F4
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep mode.
Fn-F5
Display toggle
Switches display output between the display screen,
external monitor (if connected) and both.
Fn-F6
Screen blank
Turns the display screen backlight off to save power.
Press any key to return.
Fn-F7
Touchpad toggle
Turns the internal touchpad on and off.
Fn-F8
Speaker toggle
Turns the speakers on and off.
Fn-w
Volume up
Increases the speaker volume.
Fn-y
Volume down
Decreases the speaker volume.
Fn-x
Brightness up
Increases the screen brightness.
Fn-z
Brightness down
Decreases the screen brightness
Special Key
You can locate the Euro symbol and US dollar sign at the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your keyboard.
To type:
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The Euro symbol
1.
Open a text editor or word processor.
2.
Either directly press the <Euro> symbol at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Alt Gr> and then
press the<5> symbol at the upper-center of the keyboard.
The US dollar sign
1.
Open a text editor or word processor.
2.
Either directly press the <Dollar> key at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Shift> and then press
the <4> key at the upper-center of the keyboard.
NOTE: This function varies by the operating system version.
NOTE: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com/
typography/faq/faq12.htm for more information.
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Chapter 1
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Processor
Item
CPU type
Specification
Aspire 5500
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 740/750/760/770 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.73/1.86/
2/2.13 GHz, 533 MHz FSB)
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 735/735A (2MB L2 cache, 1.60 GHz, 400
MHz FSB)
Core logic
Intel® 915GM/PM+Intel ICH6-M (Mobile Intel 82801FB)
CPU package
Intel socketable 478pin Micro-BGA
CPU core voltage
1.308V (highest frequency mode) to 0.956V (low frequency mode)
0.748V (deeper sleep mode)
BIOS
Item
Specification
BIOS vendor
Insyde
BIOS Version
V1.10
BIOS ROM type
Flash ROM
BIOS ROM size
512KB
BIOS package
32-pin PLCC
Supported protocols
ACPI 2.0, PC 2001 ready, SM BIOS 2.3, IEEE1284-ECP/EPP, PCI 2.2,
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, PS/2 keyboard and mouse, USB 2.0, VGA BIOS, CDROM bootable, IEEE 1394, SMB (system managment bus), WFM 2.0
ready
BIOS password control
Set by setup manual
Second Level Cache
Item
Specification
Cache controller
Built-in CPU
Cache size
2MB
1st level cache control
Always enabled
2st level cache control
Always enabled
Cache scheme control
Fixed in write-back
System Memory
Item
Specification
Memory controller
Intel 915GM/PM
Memory size
0MB (no on-board memory)
®
DIMM socket number
2 sockets
Supports memory size per socket
1024MB
Supports maximum memory size
2G (by two 1024MB SO-DIMM module)
Supports DIMM type
DDR Synchronous DRAM
Supports DIMM Speed
400 MHz/533 MHz
Supports DIMM voltage
2.5V and 1.25V
Supports DIMM package
200-pin soDIMM
Memory module combinations
You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they
match the above specifications.
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Memory Combinations
Slot 1
Slot 2
Total Memory
0MB
128MB
128MB
0MB
256MB
256MB
0MB
512MB
512MB
0MB
1024MB
1024MB
128MB
128MB
256MB
128MB
256MB
384MB
128MB
512MB
640MB
1284MB
1024MB
1152MB
256MB
128MB
384MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
768MB
256MB
1024MB
1280MB
512MB
128MB
640MB
512MB
256MB
768MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
1536MB
1024MB
0MB
1024MB
1024MB
128MB
1125MB
1024MB
256MB
1280MB
1024MB
512MB
1536MB
1024MB
1024MB
2048MB
NOTE: Above table lists some system memory configurations. You may combine DIMMs with various
capacities to form other combinations. On above table, the configuration of slot 1 and slot 2 could be
reversed.
LAN Interface
Item
Chipset
Specification
BCM4401KFB
Supports LAN protocol
10/100Mbps
LAN connector type
RJ45
LAN connector location
Left side
Features
Integrated 10/100 BASE-T transceiver
Wake on LAN support compliant with ACPI 2.0
PCI v2.3
IR Interface (No IR Interface for this model)
Item
Specification
Part name
VISHAY TFU6102F
Package
8-pin SMT type
Performance
4Mbit/s
Compliant
IrDA 1.1
Modem Interface
Item
Data modem data baud rate (bps)
20
Specification
56K
Chapter 1
Modem Interface
Item
Specification
Supports modem protocol
V.90/V.92
Modem connector type
RJ11
Modem connector location
Left side
Bluetooth Interface
Item
Specification
Chipset/Vendor for Wireless LAN Card
built-in Mobile Intel 82801FB (ICH6-M)/WNC
Data throughput
723 bps (full speed data rate)
Protocol
Bluetooth 1.1 (Upgradeable to Bluetooth 1.2 when SIG
specification is ratified).
®
Interface
USB 1.1
Connector type
Mini-USB
Wireless Module 802.11b/g (optional device)
Item
Specification
Chipset
built-in Mobile Intel® 82801FB (ICH6-M)
Data throughput
11~54 Mbps
Protocol
802.11b+g
Interface
Mini-PCI type II
Hard Disk Drive Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor &
Model Name
SEAGATE ST94019A
Toshiba Pluto
MK4025GAS
SEAGATE N2
ST960821A
Toshiba Pluto
MK6025GAS
SEAGATE N2
ST9808210A
Toshiba Pluto
MK8025GAS
SEAGATE
ST9100822A
TOSHIBA PLUTO
MK1031GAS
Capacity (MB)
40000
60000
80000
100000
Bytes per
sector
512
512
512
512
Data heads
2/2
3/4
4/4
4/4
Disks
1/1
2/2
2/2
2/2
Spindle speed
(RPM)
4200/4200 RPM
4200/4200 RPM
4200/4200 RPM
4200/4200 RPM
8192KB
8192KB
8192KB
Drive Format
Performance Specifications
Buffer size
2MB/8192KB
Interface
ATA/ATAPI-6; ATA-6
ATA/ATAPI-6; ATA-6
ATA/ATA-6; ATA-6
ATA/ATA-6; ATA-6
Max. media
transfer rate
(disk-buffer,
Mbytes/s)
372
350
350
373
Data transfer
rate
(host~buffer,
Mbytes/s)
100 MB/Sec.
Ultra DMA mode-5
100 MB/Sec.
Ultra DMA mode-5
100 MB/Sec.
Ultra DMA mode-5
100 MB/Sec.
Ultra DMA mode-5
DC Power Requirements
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Hard Disk Drive Interface
Item
Voltage
tolerance
Specification
5V(DC) +/- 5%
5V(DC) +/- 5%
5V(DC) +/- 5%
5V(DC) +/- 5%
Combo Drive Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
Philips SCB5265+UJDA770
Performance Specification
With CD Diskette
With DVD Diskette
Transfer rate (KB/sec)
Sustained:
Max 3.6Mbytes/sec
Sustained:
Max 10.8Mbytes/sec
Buffer Memory
2MB
Interface
Enhanced IDE(ATAPI) compatible
Applicable disc format
Read:
DVD: DVD-ROM, (DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18), DVD-Video, DVD-R (3.95
and 4.7G), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, Multi-Border DVD-R/DVD-RW, MultiSession DVD+R, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM (optional)
CD: CD-DA, CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM/XA Mode-2 Form-1 and Mode-2
Form-2, CD-i Ready, Video-CD (MPEG-1), Karaoke CD, Super Video CD,
Photo-CD, Enhanced CD, CD Plus, CD Extra, i-trax CD, CD-Text, CD-R, CDRW
Write:
CD-DA, CD-ROM Mode-1CD-ROM/XA Mode-2 Form-1 and Mode-2 Form-2,
CD-i, Video-CD, CD-Text
Loading mechanism
Load: Manual
Release: (a) Electrical Release (Release Button)
(b) Release by ATAPI command
(c) Emergency Release
Power Requirement
Input Voltage
5 V +/- 5 % (Operating)
DVD-Dual Interface
Item
22
Specification
Vendor & model name
DVD Dual Pioneer DVR-K15RA
DVD Dual Pioneer DVR-K05RA
LiteOn SOSW-833S
Panasonic UJ-845
Performance Specification
With CD Diskette
With DVD Diskette
Transfer rate (KB/sec)
Sustained:
Max 3.6Mbytes/sec
Sustained:
Max 10.8Mbytes/sec
Buffer Memory
2MBytes
Interface
Enhanced IDE(ATAPI) compatible
Applicable disc format for LiteOn
SOSW-833S
Read:
DVD: DVD single/dual layer (PTP, OTP), DVD-R (3.9G/4.7G), DVD-R multiborders, DVD-R Double Layer, DVD+R, DVD+R multi-sessions, DVD+R Double
Layer, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW discs with diameter of 8 or 12cm
CD: CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, Photo-CD, Multi-session, Karaoke-CD,
Video-CD, CD-I FMV, CD Extra, CD Plus, CD-R, and CD-RW discs of 8 or 12
cm diameter
Chapter 1
DVD-Dual Interface
Item
Specification
Applicable disc format for
Panasonic UJ-845
Read:
DVD: DVD-5, 9,10,18, DVD-R (3.95G/4.7G), DVD-RW, DVD_RAM (4.7G),
DVD+R, DVD+RW
CD: CD-Audio, CD-ROM (mode1 and mode 2), CD-ROM XA (mode 2, form 1
and form 2), CD-I (mode 2, form 1 and form 2), CD-I Ready, CD-I Bridge, CD-R,
CD-RW, Photo CD, Video CD, Enhanced Music CD, CD-TEXT
Write:
DVD: DVD-RAM, DVD-R4.7GB, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
CD: CD-R, CD-RW (disc at once, sessionat once, track at once, fixed/variable
packet writing, multi-session)
Applicable disc format for Pioneer
DVR-K15RA
KODAK Photo CD Single and Multi-session
CD Extra (CD PLUS)
Video CD
CD text data (Read / Write)
CD-R discs (Read / Write)
CD-RW discs (Read / Write)
DVD-ROM
DVD-R Ver.2.00 for General (Read / Write)
DVD-R-DL (Read/Write)
DVD-RW Ver.1.0 & 1.1 & 1.2 (Read / Write)
DVD+R Ver.1.0 & 1.11& 1.2 (Read/Write)
DVD+R -DL Ver1.0 (Read / Write)
DVD+RW Ver.1.1 & 1.2 (Read/Write)
DVD-RAM (Ver.2.0 & 2.1) (Read only)
Applicable disc format for Pioneer
DVR-K05RA
KODAK Photo CD Single and Multi-session
CD Extra (CD PLUS)
Video CD
CD text data (Read / Write)
CD-R discs (Read / Write)
CD-RW discs (Read / Write)
DVD-ROM
DVD-R Ver.2.00 for General (Read / Write)
DVD-RW Ver.1.0 & 1.1 & 1.2 (Read / Write)
DVD+R Ver.1.0 & 1.11& 1.2 (Read/Write)
DVD+R -DL Ver1.0 (Read / Write)
DVD+RW Ver.1.1 & 1.2 (Read/Write)
DVD-RAM (Ver.2.0 & 2.1) (Read only)
Loading mechanism
Load: Manual (SOSW-833S/DVR-K15)
Auto (UJ-845/DVR-K05)
Release: (a) Electrical Release (Release Button)
(b) Release by ATAPI command
(c) Emergency Release (Except for UJ-845/DVR-K05)
Power Requirement
Input Voltage
5 V +/- 5 % (Operating)
Audio Interface
Item
Audio Controller
Specification
ALC250
Audio onboard or optional
Built-in
Mono or Stereo
Stereo
Resolution
18 bit stereo digital to analog converter
18 bit stereo analog to digital converter
Compatibility
AC97
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Audio Interface
Item
Specification
Mixed sound source
Line-in, CD
Voice channel
8/16-bit, mono/stereo
Sampling rate
44,1 KHz (48K byte for AC97 interface)
Internal microphone
Yes
Internal speaker / Quantity
Yes/2
Video Interface
Item
Specification
Chipset
ATI Mobility RADEON X1300 (for discrete models)
Package
MBGA 708 pin
Interface
PCIE x16
Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port
Yes
®
Video Memory
Item
Chipset
Specification
ATI Mobility RADEON® X1300 (for discrete models)
Memory size
64MB/128MB
Interface
DDR
USB Port
Item
Specification
Chipset
built-in Mobile Intel 82801FB (ICH6-M)
USB Compliancy Level
2.0
OHCI
USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 Host controller
®
Number of USB port
3
Location
two on the left side; one on the rear side
Serial port function control
Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup
IEEE 1394 Port (No IEEE Port for this model)
Item
Specification
Chipset
TSB34AB21A
Number of IEEE 1394 port
1
Location
Left side
Connector type
IEEE 1394
PCMCIA Port
Item
24
Specification
PCMCIA controller
ENE CB712
Supports card type
Type-II
Number of slots
One type-II
Access location
Left panel
Chapter 1
PCMCIA Port
Item
Specification
Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port
No ZV support
Supports 32 bit CardBus
Yes
System Board Major Chips
Item
Controller
Core logic
Intel 915GM/PM+Intel ICH6-M (Mobile Intel 82801FB)
VGA
ATI Mobility RADEON® X1300 (for discrete models)
LAN
BroadCom BCM4401
IEEE 1394
TSB34AB21A (No IEEE 1394 for this model)
USB 2.0
built-in Intel® ICH6-M (Mobile Intel 82801FB)
Super I/O controller
SMsC LPC 47N217
MODEM
built-in Intel® ICH6-M (Mobile Intel 82801FB)
Bluetooth
built-in Intel® ICH6-M (Mobile Intel 82801FB)
Wireless 802.11 b+g
built-in Intel® ICH6-M (Mobile Intel 82801FB)
PCMCIA
ENE CB712
Audio
Realtek ALC250
5-in-1 card reader
ENE CB712 (No Card Reader for this model)
®
®
Keyboard
Item
Keyboard controller
Specification
KB 910Q
Total number of keypads
84-/85-key
Windows logo key
Yes
Internal & external keyboard work
simultaneously
1. Plug USB keyboard to the USB port directly: Yes
2. Use port replicator then plug a USB/PS 2 keyboard to the USB
port/PS 2 port on the port replicator: Yes
Battery
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
BATTERY LI-ION 6 CELLS-SANYO
2000mAH UR18650F
BATTERY LI-ION 6 CELLS-SONY
2000mAH US18650G4
BATTERY LI-ION 6 CELLS-SANYO
2400mAH UR18650F
BATTERY LI-ION 6 CELLS-SONY
2400mAH US18650G7
BATTERY LI-ION 9 CELLS-SANYO
2400mAH UR18650F
Battery Type
Li-ion
Pack capacity
4800mAh 6cell and 7200mAh 9cell
for Aspire 5500
4000mAh 6cell for Aspire 3600
Number of battery cell
53.3W 6cell and 79.9W 9cell for
Aspire 5500
44.6W 6cell for Aspire 3600
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Battery
Item
Specification
Package configuration
3 cells in series, 2 series in parallel
for 6-cell battery
2 cells in series, 3 series in parallel
for 9-cell battery
Normal voltage
11.1V
Charge voltage
12.6+-0.1v
LCD 14.1 inch
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
QDI:
QDI
CMO
QD14TL01 (Glare)
QD14TL01
N141I1-L03
Surface treatment:
glare+hard coating
3H
CMO
N141I1-L02 (nonglare)
Screen Diagonal (mm)
14.1 inches
14.1 inches
14.1 inches
Active Area (mm)
303.7x189.8
303.7x189.8
303.3x189.6
Display resolution (pixels)
1280x800 WXGA
1280x800 WXGA
1280x800 WXGA
Pixel Pitch
0.2373x0.2373
0.2373x0.2373
0.2373x0.2373
Pixel Arrangement
R.G.B. Vertical
Stripe
R.G.B. Vertical
Stripe
R.G.B. Vertical
Stripe
Display Mode
Normally White
Normally White
Normally White
Typical White Luminance (cd/m2)
185
185
185
Luminance Uniformity
1.25 (5 points)
1.25 (5 points)
N/A
Contrast Ratio
300
300
400
Response Time (Optical Rise Time/Fall
Time)msec
10/15
10/15
5/11
Nominal Input Voltage VDD
+3.3V Typ.
+3.3V
+3.3V
Typical Power Consumption (watt)
N/A
N/A
N/A
Weight
440g
440g
425g
Physical Size(mm)
320x206x5.5
320x206x5.5
320x206x5.5
Electrical Interface
1 channel LVDS
1 channel LVDS
1 channel LVDS
Support Color
262K colors (RGB
6-bit data driver)
262,144
262,144
Horizontal: Right/Left
45/45
45/45
45/45
Vertial: Upper/Lower
20/35
20/35
20/45
0 to +40 (with high
humidity more than
90%RH)
0 to +40 (with high
humidity more than
90%RH)
0 to +40 (with high
humidity more than
90%RH)
-25 to +60
-25 to +60
-20 to +60
also called Brightness
Viewing Angle (degree)
Temperature Range( ° C)
Operating
Storage (shipping)
LCD Inverter
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
Delta DAC-07B037 B
YEC YNV-C01
SumidaTWS-442-125
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Chapter 1
LCD Inverter
Item
Specification
Brightness conditions
Vadj=3.3V
Input voltage (V)
9~21
Input current (mA)
350 (max)
Output voltage (V, rms)
1600 (starting voltage)
Output current (mA, rms)
6.2~6.8 (DAC=0)
Output voltage frequency (k Hz)
45~65K Hz
AC Adaptor
Item
Specification
Input rating
90V AC to 264V AC, 47Hz to 63Hz
Maximum input AC current
1.7A
Inrush current
240A@115VAC
240A@230VAC
Efficiency
83% min. @115VAC input full load
System Power Management
ACPI mode
Power Management
Mech. Off (G3)
All devices in the system are turned off completely.
Soft Off (G2/S5)
OS initiated shutdown. All devices in the system are turned off
completely.
Working (G0/S0)
Individual devices such as the CPU and hard disc may be power
managed in this state.
Suspend to RAM (S3)
CPU set power down
VGA Suspend
PCMCIA Suspend
Audio Power Down
Hard Disk Power Down
CD-ROM Power Down
Super I/O Low Power mode
Save to Disk (S4)
Also called Hibernate state. System saves all system states and
data onto the disc prior to power off the whole system.
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Chapter 1
Chapter 2
System Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/
Output System).
Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if
you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run Setup. Please also refer to Chapter 4
Troubleshooting when problem arises.
To activate the BIOS Utility, press m during POST (when “Press <F2> to enter Setup” message is prompted
on the bottom of screen).
Press m to enter setup. The default parameter of F12 Boot Menu is set to “disabled”. If you want to change
boot device without entering BIOS Setup Utility, please set the parameter to “enabled”.
Press <F12> during POST to enter multi-boot menu. In this menu, user can change boot device without
entering BIOS SETUP Utility.
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Navigating the BIOS Utility
There are six menu options: Info., Main, System Devices, Security, Boot, and Exit.
Follow these instructions:
T
To choose a menu, use the cursor left/right keys (zx).
T
To choose a parameter, use the cursor up/down keys ( wy).
T
To change the value of a parameter, press por q.
T
A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press e to expand this item.
T
Press ^ while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu.
T
In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing t. You can also press u to save any
changes made and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
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Advanced
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----Devices--------------------------------------------------Product Name
= TravelMate 3210
Manufacture Name
= Acer
BIOS Version
= V1.00
VGA Version
= 3104
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AM
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-----System------------------------CPU = Intel® Pentium ® 4
CPU speed = 2.0 GHz
L2 Cache = 2048 KB
HDD Model Name = HITACHI_DK23EA-40-(PM)
HDD Serial Number = 123456789
ATAPI Model Name = UJDA740 DVD/CDROM-(SM)
----Memory-----------------------System Memory
= 640 KB
Extended Memory = 256MB
Serial Number = ( 32 bytes)
VGA Memory
= 128 MB
Asset Tag = (32 bytes)
UUID = (16 bytes)
Setup system date, time. Enable boot logo and get system information.
NOTE: You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in square brackets. Navigation keys for a
particular menu are shown on the bottom of the screen. Help for parameters are found in the Item
Specific Help part of the screen. Read this carefully when making changes to parameter values. Please
note that system information vary in models.
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----Devices--------------------------------------------------Product Name
Manufacturer Name
VGA Version
= 3104
Exit
CPU = Intel® Pentium ® 4
CPU speed = 2.0 GHz
= Acer
= V1.00
AM
-----System-------------------------
= TravelMate 3210
BIOS Version
5:40:09
L2 Cache = 2048 KB
HDD Model Name = HITACHI_DK23EA-40-(PM)
----Memory------------------------
HDD Serial Number = 123456789
System Memory
ATAPI Model Name = UJDA740 DVD/CDROM-(SM)
= 640 KB
Extended Memory = 256MB
VGA Memory
Serial Number = ( 32 bytes)
= 128 MB
Asset Tag = (32 bytes)
UUID = (16 bytes)
Setup system date, time. Enable boot logo and get system information.
NOTE: The system information is subject to different models.
Parameter
Product Name
Description
This field displays the prodcut name of the system.
Manufacturer Name
This field displays the manufacturer name of the system
BIOS Version
This field displays the BIOS version of the system.
VGA Version
This field shows the VGA firmware version of the system.
HDD Model Name
This field shows the model name of HDD installed on primary IDE master.
HDD Serial Number
This field displays the serial number of HDD installed on primary IDE master.
ATAPI Mode Name
This field displays the mofel name of devices installed on secondary IDE master. The hard
disk drive or optical drive model name is automatically detected by the system.
Serial Number
This field displays the serial number of this unit.
Asset Tag
This field displays the asset tag of this unit.
UUID
This will be visible only when an internal LAN device is presenting.
UUID=32bytes
CPU
This field shows the brand name of the system CPU.
CPU speed
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Parameter
Description
L2 Cache
This field displays CPU L2 cache size. It varies in CPU type.
System Memory
This field reports the memory size of system base memory. The size is fixed to 640 KB.
Extended Memory
This field reports the memory size of the extended memory in the system. Extended
memory size = Total memory size - 2MB
VGA Memory
VGA Memory size:
Discrete = 64 or 128MB (depends on actual VRAM size)
TurboCache = 32MB (actual TurboCache VRAM size)
Intel(R) 915 DVMT: you can select the following options:
1. 64MB (8MB pre-allocated + 56MB DVMT)
2. 128MB (8MB pre-allocated + 128MB DVMT)-Default value
3. Max DVMT (160MB on 256MB system memory, 224MB on 512 and above system
memory).
The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup
parameters. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters.
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Date and Time
Power On Display
----------------Power On Display---------------
ˇ Quiet Boot
(˙ ) Auto
ˇ LCD Auto DIM
( ) Both
ˇ
_
Network Boot
F12 Boot Menu
OK
Cancel
ˇ D2D Recovery
Press <Tab> key to select a control. <OK> button or <Enter> key accept
entries. <Cancel> button or <Esc> key reject entries. Use cursor, spacebar,
and numeric keys to change values. <Alt> key activates accelerators.
NOTE: The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ.
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The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
Date and Time
The hours are displayed with 12 hour format. The
values setin these two fields take effect
immediately.
Quiet Boot
Determines if the system will display customer
logo and summary screen or not.
Format/Option
Option: Enabled or Disabled
Enable: Customer logo is displayed, and
summary screen is disabled.
Disabled: Custoemr logo is not displayed, and
summary screen is enabled.
Power on display
Auto: During power process, the system will
detect if any display device is connected on
external video port. If any external display device
is connected, the power on display will be in CRT
(or projector) only mode. Otherwise it will be in
LCD only mode.
Option: Auto or Both
Both: Simultaneously enable both the integrated
LCD screen and the system’s external video port
(for an external CRT or projector).
LCD Auto Dim
Determines if the system will automatically dim
the LCD brightness in order to save power when
AC is not present.
Option: Enabled or Disabled
The system will support an automatic dimming of
the LCD backlight when the AC power is NOT
available (running on battery power).
Network Boot
Enables, disables the system boot from LAN
(remote server).
Option: Enabled or Disabled
F12 Boot Menu
Enables, disables Boot Menu during POST.
Option: Disabled or Enabled
D2D Recovery
Enables, disables D2D Recovery function. The
function allows the user to create a hidden
partition on hard disc drive to store operation
system and restore the system to factory
defaults.
Option: Enabled or Disabled
NOTE: You can also enable Acer disc-to-disc system recovery via Alt+F10 during POST.
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The Advanced menu screen contains parameters involving your hardware devices. It also provides advanced
settings of the system.
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--------------------------Infrared Port(FIR)-----------------------
Infrared Port (FIR)
Max. Graphics Memory
ˇLegacy USB Support
-----FIR I/O settings---
-Mode Setting for IRDA-
(˙) Disabled
(
) Normal (16550)
(
(
) IrDA (HPSIR)
(
) ASK IR
) Enabled
(˙) FAST IR
DMA Setting For FIR
(
) DMA1
(˙) DMA2
(
OK
<Tab> <Right> <Left> for block select.
) DMA3
Cancel
<Up> <Down> for item select.
< Enter> for accept. <Cancel> <Esc> for reject. <Alt> activates accelerators.
<Space> for Enable or Disable.
The table below describes the parameters in the screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
.
Parameter
Description
Options
Infrared Port
Enables or disables the infrared port.
Disabled/Enabled
Max Graphics Memory
This option is only available on Intel (R) 915 UMA
system.
64MB/128MB/DVMT
Legacy USB support
This feature allows you to USB keyboard entering
BIOS Setup. This feature also allows you to use a
USB keyboard in DOS without additional driver.
USB floppy boot and Crisis Recovery from USB
floppy is also supported.
Enabled/Disabled
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Security
The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized
use.
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Set User Password
Set Supervisor Password
_ Lock HardDisk Drive
--------Set Supervisor password---------------Enter old Supervisor password:
..........
Enter new Supervisor Password:
. . . . . . . . . ..
Verify new Supervisor Password:
..........
[
] Boot System
OK
Cancel
Enter new password. Password will NOT be displayed
The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
Set Supervisor/User Password
If password on boot is required, the password must be set otherwise it cannot be enabled.
The formats of the password are as follows:
Length
10 characters
Characters
Alphanumeric keys only. The shift status i.e. Ctrl, Shift, Alt and Capital are ignored.
Parameter
Description
Set User Password
Press Enter to set the user password. When
set, this password protects the BIOS Setup
Utility from unauthorized access.
Set Supervisor Password
Press Enter to set the administrator password.
When set, this password protects the BIOS
Setup Utility from unauthorized access.
Lock HardDisk Drive
Allows the user to specify whether or not a
password is required to access hard disk drive.
Option
Disabled or Enabled
NOTE: When you are prompted to enter a password, you have three tries before the system halts. Don’t forget
your password. If you forget your password, you may have to return your notebook computer to your
dealer to reset it.
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Boot
This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices
includes the distette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM in module bay.
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----- Boot Device
Exit
`
----
Hard Drive
CD-ROM/DVD Drive
Floppy Device
Network Boot
Press <Tab> key to select a control. <OK> button or <Enter> key accept entries. <Cancel> button
or <ESC> key reject entries. Use spacebar and number keys to change value <Alt> key activates
accelerators.
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Exit
The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use.
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Exit Saving Changes
--------------Exit Saving Changes-----------------Press
<OK>
to
save
the current
Setup parameters to CMOS RAM.
Exit Discarding Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Discard Changes
The system will reboot!!!
OK
<Tab> <Right> <Left> for block select.
Cancel
<Up> <Down> for item select.
< Enter> for accept. <Cancel> <Esc> for reject. <Alt> activates accelerators.
<Space> for Enable or Disable.
The table below describes the parameters in this screen.
Parameter
Exit Saving Changes
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Description
Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.
Exit Discarding Changes
Exit utility without saving setup data to CMOS.
Load Setup Default
Load default values for all SETUP item.
Discard Changes
Load previous values from CMOS for all SETUP items.
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The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions:
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New versions of system programs
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New features or options
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Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted.
Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM.
NOTE: If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery
Diskette before you use the Phlash utility.
NOTE: Do not install memory-related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when you use the Phlash.
NOTE: Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the Phlash utility. If the battery pack does not
contain enough power to finish BIOS flash, you may not boot the system because the BIOS is not
completely loaded.
Fellow the steps below to restore BIOS.
1.
Copy bflashit.bin and 512K BIOS ROM to USB floppy disk drive.
2.
Plug the USB floppy disk drive to the laptop.
3.
Press Fn+Esc and do not release the two keypads.
4.
Press power button then release Fn+Esc.
5.
When the system restores BIOS successfully, it will power on again automatically.
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Machine Disassembly and Replacement
This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for
maintenance and troubleshooting.
To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools:
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Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge
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Small Philips screw driver
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Philips screwdriver
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Plastic flat head screw driver
Tweezers
NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the
screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the components.
When you remove the stripe cover, please be careful not to scrape the cover.
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General Information
Before You Begin
Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following:
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1.
Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals.
2.
Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system.
3.
Remove the battery pack.
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Disassembly Procedure Flowchart
The flowchart on the succeeding page gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence
and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to
remove the system board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in
that order.
Start
Battery
*2
Wireless LAN
Cover
*2
*3
Wireless LAN
Cover
Middle Cover
I*4
DIMM/HDD
Cover
Memory
ODD Module
*1
*4
Keyboard
HDD Module
*4
*4
LCD Module
HDD Bracket
HDD
*1
*13
*3
RTC Battery
Lower Case
Assembly
Upper Case
Assembly
Bluetooth
Module
Touchpad
Assembly
Upper Case
Lower Case
Speaker Set
Main Board
Assembly
*6
VGA Heatsink
Fan
*3
CPU Heatsink
Touchpad
Bracket
*2
Touchpad
Modem Board
ODD Module
CPU
*2
ODD
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LCD Module
4 screw caps
*4
LCD Bezel
*2
*2
LCD Inverter
LCD Panel
LCD
Assembly
*8
LCD
LCD Wire
Cable
LCD Brackets
Screw List
Item
A
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SCW HEX NYL I#R-40/O#4-40 L5.5
B
SCREW MACH WAFER M2*L4 NI
C
CPU SCREW M2.5*6.5 (2.7KG)
D
CPU SCREW M2.5*6.5 (4.5KG)
E
SCRW WH MS+CBZ M2.5+L4 BLACK
F
SCREW M2.5-6
G
SCREW M2*3 NYLON 1JMCPC-420325
H
SCREW M2.5X6
I
SCREW M2-3
J
SCRW M2.5*L3(NON NYLOK)
K
SCREW M2.5-5
L
SCREW M3x4(86.9A524.4R0)
M
SCREW WAFER NYLOK NI 2ML3
N
SCREW NI M2*6L
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Removing the Battery Pack
1.
Unlock the battery lock.
2.
Slide the battery latch then remove the battery.
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Removing the Wireless LAN Card/the HDD Module/the Memory/the
CPU/the ODD Module and the LCD Module
Removing the Wireless LAN Card and the HDD Module
1.
Remove the two screws fastening the PCI door.
2.
Detach the PCI door.
3.
Disconnect the wireless antennae.
4.
Pop out the wireless LAN card then remove it.
5.
Remove the two screws fastening the HDD cover.
6.
Remove HDD cover carefully.
7.
Pull the HDD module backwards to disconnect the HDD module then remove it from the main unit.
Removing the Memory and the CPU
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1.
Remove the two screws fastening DIMM cover.
2.
Then detach the DIMM cover.
3.
Pop out the memory then remove it from the DIMM socket.
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Remove the two screws fastening the thermal door.
5.
Detach the thermal door from the main unit.
6.
Remove the four screws holding the thermal module. (Follow the order indicated by the numbers: 4, 3, 2
then1. Please reverse the order when you assemble the system).
7.
Disconnect the fan cablle as shown.
8.
Take out the thermal module from the main unit carefully.
9.
Use a flat headed screwdriver to release the CPU lock.
10. Then remove the CPU from the CPU socket carefully.
Removing the ODD Module and the LCD module
1.
Remove the screws fastening the ODD module as shown.
2.
Use a flat headed screwdriver to push the ODD module outwards then remove it.
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3.
Open the LCD module as shown and detach the middle cover carefully.
4.
Remove the two screws fastening the keyboard.
5.
Turn over the keyboard as shown.
6.
Disconnect the keyboard cable then remove the keyboard.
7.
Tear off the mylard festening the wireless antenna set.
8.
Pull out the wireless antenna from the main unit carefully.
9.
Disconnect the LCD cable from the main board.
10. Remove two screws holding the LCD module.
11. Remove another two screws fastening the LCD module on the botton.
12. Then detach the LCD module from the main unit carefully.
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Disassembling the Main Unit
Separate the Main Unit Into the Upper and the Lower Case Assembly
1.
To separate the upper and the lower case assembly, remove six screws as shown.
2.
Turn over the main unit, remove 9 screws on the other side.
3.
Separate the main unit into the upper case assembly and the lower case assembly.
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1.
Disconnect the touchpad FFC from the main board.
2.
Disconnect the bluetooth cable.
3.
Detach the bluetooth module from the upper case.
4.
Disconnect the bluetooth cable from the bluetooth card.
5.
Disconnect the touchpad to touchpad board FFC.
6.
Remove the three screws fastening the touchpad board.
7.
Detach the touchpad board.
8.
Remove the four-way button from the upper case.
9.
Remove the two screws fastening the touchpad support to the upper case.
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11. Detach the touchpad from the upper case.
12. Disconnect the FFC from the touchpad.
Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly
1.
Remove four screws fastening the main board to the lower case.
2.
Turn over the lower case assembly, then remove one screw on the other side as shown.
3.
Disconnect the speaker cable.
4.
Detach the main board assembly from the lower case carefully.
5.
Remove the three screws fastening the VGA board.
6.
Disconnect the VGA board assembly from the main board.
7.
Remove the three screws fastening the VGA themal to the VGA board.Detach the main board assembly
from the lower case carefully. (Follow the order indicated by the numbers: 3, 2 then1. Please reverse the
order when you assemble the system).
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8.
Detach the VGA thermal from the VGA board.
9.
Disconnect the modem cable from the main board.
10. Remove the two screws fastening the modem board as shwon.
11. Disconnect the modem board from the main board.
12. Disconnect the modem cable from the modem board.
13. Remove the two screws holding the speaker set to the lower case.
14. Take out the speaker set from the lower case. This completes the main unit disassembly.
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Disassembling the LCD Module
1.
Remove the four screw caps as shown.
2.
Remove the four screws holding the LCD bezel.
3.
Then detach the LCD bezel from the LCD module.
4.
Remove the screw fastening the LCD inverter.
5.
Disconnect the LCD cable and disconnect the inverter cable, then remove the inverter.
6.
Remove the two screws fastening the LCD assembly to the LCD panel.
7.
Take out the LCD assembly from the LCD panel.
8.
Remove the four screws fastening the LCD left bracket then remove it.
9.
Remove the four screws fastening the LCD right bracket.
.
10. Then remove the LCD right bracket.
11. Tear off the mylar and disconnect the LCD cable from the LCD then remove the cable.
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Disassembling the External Modules
Disassembling the HDD Module
1.
Remove the two screws holding the HDD bracket on one side.
2.
Remove another two screws holding the HDD bracket on the other side.
3.
Then take the hard disc drive out of the HDD bracket.
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1.
Remove the two screws fastening the ODD bracket.
2.
Remove the ODD bracket from the optical disc drive module.
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Troubleshooting
Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems.
NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or
modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses.
1.
Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible.
2.
Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating
the same operation.
3.
Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which page to go to.
Symptoms (Verified)
Go To
Power failure. (The power indicator does not go
on or stay on.)
“Power System Check” on page 57.
POST does not complete. No beep or error
codes are indicated.
“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on
page 60
“Undetermined Problems” on page 70
POST detects an error and displayed messages
on screen.
“Error Message List” on page 61
Other symptoms (i.e. LCD display problems or
others).
“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on
page 60
Symptoms cannot be re-created (intermittent
problems).
Use the customer-reported symptoms and go to
“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on
page 60
“Intermittent Problems” on page 69
“Undetermined Problems” on page 70
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System Check Procedures
External Diskette Drive Check
Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is
required.
NOTE: Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause
damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail.
Do the following to select the test device.
1.
Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program.
2.
See if FDD Test is passed as the program runs to FDD Test.
3.
Follow the instructions in the message window.
If an error occurs with the internal diskette drive, reconnect the diskette connector on the system board.
If the error still remains:
1.
Reconnect the external diskette drive/DVD-ROM module.
2.
Replace the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module.
3.
Replace the main board.
External CD-ROM Drive Check
Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD-ROM. Make sure that the CD-ROM does
not have any label attached to it. The label can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive to fail.
Do the following to select the test device:
1.
Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program.
2.
See if CD-ROM Test is passed when the program runs to CD-ROM Test.
3.
Follow the instructions in the message window.
If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the System board. If the error still remains:
1.
Reconnect the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module.
2.
Replace the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module.
3.
Replace the main board.
Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check
Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested.
If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected character appears, make sure that the flexible cable
extending from the keyboard is correctly seated in the connector on the system board.
If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test.
If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU:
1.
Reconnect the keyboard cables.
2.
Replace the keyboard.
3.
Replace the main board.
The following auxiliary input devices are supported by this computer:
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If any of these devices do not work, reconnect the cable connector and repeat the failing operation.
Memory check
Memory errors might stop system operations, show error messages on the screen, or hang the system.
1.
Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the doagmpstotics program (please refer to main board.
2.
Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items.
3.
Press F2 in the test items.
4. Follow the instructions in the message window.
NOTE: Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. A loose connection can cause an error.
Power System Check
To verify the symptom of the problem, power on the computer using each of the following power sources:
1.
Remove the battery pack.
2.
Connect the power adapter and check that power is supplied.
3.
Disconnect the power adapter and install the charged battery pack; then check that power is supplied by
the battery pack.
If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate power supply check in the following list:
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“Check the Battery Pack” on page 59
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Check the Power Adapter
Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power
adapter cable. See the following figure
Pin 1: +19 to +20.5V
Pin 2: 0V, Ground
1.
If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adapter.
2.
If the voltage is within the range, do the following:
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Replace the System board.
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If the problem is not corrected, see “Undetermined Problems” on page 70.
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If the voltage is not correct, go to the next step.
NOTE: An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate a defect.
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3.
If the power-on indicator does not light up, check the power cord of the power adapter for correct
continuity and installation.
4.
If the operational charge does not work, see “Check the Battery Pack” on page 59.
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Check the Battery Pack
To check the battery pack, do the following:
From Software:
1.
Check out the Power Management in control Panel
2.
In Power Meter, confirm that if the parameters shown in the screen for Current Power Source and Total
Battery Power Remaining are correct.
3.
Repeat the steps 1 and 2, for both battery and adapter.
4.
This helps you identify first the problem is on recharging or discharging.
From Hardware:
1.
Power off the computer.
2.
Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery terminals 1(+) and 6(ground). See the
following figure
3.
If the voltage is still less than 7.5 Vdc after recharging, replace the battery.
To check the battery charge operation, use a discharged battery pack or a battery pack that has less than 50%
of the total power remaining when installed in the computer.
If the battery status indicator does not light up, remove the battery pack and let it return to room temperature.
Re-install the battery pack.
If the charge indicator still does not light up, replace the battery pack. If the charge indicator still does not light
up, replace the DC/DC charger board.
Touchpad Check
If the touchpad doesn’t work, do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU:
1.
Reconnect the touchpad cables.
2.
Replace the touchpad.
3.
Replace the system board.
After you use the touchpad, the pointer drifts on the screen for a short time. This self-acting pointer movement
can occur when a slight, steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. This symptom is not a hardware
problem. No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time.
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Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message
The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is
listed first.
NOTE: Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU/Action column, if the FRU
replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU.
This index can also help you determine the next possible FRU to be replaced when servicing a computer.
If the symptom is not listed, see “Undetermined Problems” on page 70.
The following lists the error messages that the BIOS displays on the screen and the error symptoms classified
by function.
NOTE: Most of the error messages occur during POST. Some of them display information about a hardware
device, e.g., the amount of memory installed. Others may indicate a problem with a device, such as the
way it has been configured.
NOTE: If the system fails after you make changes in the BIOS Setup Utility menus, reset the computer, enter
Setup and install Setup defaults or correct the error.
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Index of Error Messages
Error Code List
Error Codes
006
Error Messages
Equipment Configuration Error
Causes:
1. CPU BIOS Update Code Mismatch
2. IDE Primary Channel Master Drive Error
(THe causes will be shown before “Equipment Configuration
Error”)
010
Memory Error at xxxx:xxxx:xxxxh (R:xxxxh, W:xxxxh)
070
Real Time Clock Error
071
CMOS Battery Bad
072
CMOS Checksum Error
110
System disabled.
Incorrect password is specified.
<No error code>
Battery critical LOW
In this situation BIOS will issue 4 short beeps then shut down
system, no message will show.
<No error code>
Thermal critical High
In this situation BIOS will shut down system, not show message.
Error Message List
Error Messages
Failure Fixed Disk
FRU/Action in Sequence
Reconnect hard disk drive connector.
“Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
Hard disk drive
System board
Stuck Key
see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 56.
Keyboard error
see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 56.
Keyboard Controller Failed
see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 56.
Keyboard locked - Unlock key switch
Unlock external keyboard
Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run Setup
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
BIOS ROM
System board
System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
DIMM
System board
Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
DIMM
System battery is dead - Replace and run Setup
Replace RTC battery and Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure
system time, then reboot system.
System CMOS checksum bad - Default
configuration used
RTC battery
System timer error
RTC battery
System board
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
System board
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Error Message List
Error Messages
Real time clock error
FRU/Action in Sequence
RTC battery
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
System board
Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration
used
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
RTC battery
System board
Memory size found by POST differed from
CMOS
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
DIMM
System board
Diskette drive A error
Check the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in BIOS
Setup Utility
See “External Diskette Drive Check” on page 56.
Incorrect Drive A type - run SETUP
Check the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in BIOS
Setup Utility
System cache error - Cache disabled
System board
CPU ID:
System board
DMA Test Failed
DIMM
System board
Software NMI Failed
DIMM
System board
Fail-Safe Timer NMI Failed
DIMM
System board
Device Address Conflict
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
RTC battery
System board
Allocation Error for device
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
RTC battery
System board
Failing Bits: nnnn
DIMM
BIOS ROM
System board
Fixed Disk n
None
Invalid System Configuration Data
BIOS ROM
System board
I/O device IRQ conflict
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
RTC battery
System board
Operating system not found
Enter Setup and see if fixed disk and drive A: are properly identified.
Diskette drive
Hard disk drive
System board
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Error Message List
No beep Error Messages
No beep, power-on indicator turns off and LCD is
blank.
FRU/Action in Sequence
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 57.
Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly.
Reconnect the DIMM.
LED board.
System board.
No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD is
blank.
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 57.
Reconnect the LCD connector
Hard disk drive
LCD inverter ID
LCD cable
LCD Inverter
LCD
System board
No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD is
blank. But you can see POST on an external
CRT.
Reconnect the LCD connectors.
LCD inverter ID
LCD cable
LCD inverter
LCD
System board
No beep, power-on indicator turns on and a
blinking cursor shown on LCD during POST.
No beep during POST but system runs correctly.
Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly.
System board
Speaker
System board
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Insyde MobilePro BIOS POST Beep Code and POST Messages
The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is
listed first.
NOTE: Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU/Action column, if the FRU
replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU.
This index can also help you determine the next possible FRU to be replaced when servicing a computer.
If the symptom is not listed, see “Undetermined Problems” on page 70.
The following lists the error messages that the BIOS displays on the screen and the error symptoms classified
by function.
NOTE: Most of the error messages occur during POST. Some of them display information about a hardware
device, e.g., the amount of memory installed. Others may indicate a problem with a device, such as the
way it has been configured.
NOTE: If the system fails after you make changes in the BIOS Setup Utility menus, reset the computer, enter
Setup and install Setup defaults or correct the error.
Beep Code
64
Message
Description
short, short, short; short,
short, long
“FAULTY DMA PAGE REGISTERS”
DMA page registers do not function properly.
short, short, short; short,
long, short
“FAULTY REFRESH CIRCUIT”
RAM refresh circuit does not function properly.
short, short, short; short,
long, long
“ROM CHECKSUM INCORRECT”
BIOS ROM checksum failed.
short, short, short; long,
short, short
“CMOS RAM TEST FAILED”
CMOS RAM test failed.
short, short, short; long,
short, long
“DMA CONTROLLER FAULTY”
DMA controller does not work properly.
short, short, short; long, long
short
“INTERRUPT CONTROLLER
FAILED”
The interrupt controller does not work properly.
short, short, short; long,
long, long
N/A
Keyboard controller failed to respond with the
self-test command.
short, short, long; short,
short, short
N/A
No video device found.
short, short, long; short,
short, long
N/A
No RAM installed.
N/A
“KEYBOARD CONTROLLER
FAILURE”
Keyboard controller failed during system inquiry
about connected devices.
N/A
“KEYBOARD FAILURE”
The keyboard fails to respond or no keyboard is
connected.
N/A
“CMOS FAILURE - RUN SCU”
CMOS data error, probably due to battery power
loss.
N/A
“CMOS CHECKSUM INVALID - RUN
SCU”
CMOS checksum error.
N/A
“RAM ERROR AT LOCATION xxxxxx:
WROTE: xxxx
READ: xxxx”
The RAM failed during memory test at the indicated location.
N/A
“PARITY ERROR AT UNKNOWN
LOCATION”
Parity error during memory test at unknown
location.
N/A
“PARITY ERROR AT LOCATION
XXXXXX”
Parity error during memory test at the indicated
location.
Chapter 4
Beep Code
Message
Description
N/A
“NO INTERRUPTS FROM TIMER 0”
Timer 0 of the clock timer controller does not
generate system interrupts correctly.
N/A
“UNEXPECTED AMOUNT OF
MEMORY - RUN SCU”
The system memory size does not match with
the CMOS record.
N/A
“CLOCK NOT TICKING CORRECTLY” The system clock does not working correctly.
N/A
“TIME/DATA CORRUPT - RUN SCU”
The time/date information in CMOS is invalid.
N/A
“MACHINE IS LOCKED - TURN KEY”
The keyboard operation is locked.
N/A
“BOOT SECTOR 0 HAS CHANGED”
The boot sector of the hard disk has been
changed, probably because of a virus attack.
N/A
Suspend-to-Disk partition MISSING!”
No Suspend-to-Disk partition found.
N/A
“Hard Disk ERROR!”
Access to the Suspend-to-Disk partition failed.
N/A
“Suspend-to-Disk partition signature
NOT FOUND!”
No Suspend-to-Disk partition signature found.
N/A
“Suspend-to-Disk partition size TOO
SMALL!”
The capacity of the Suspend-to-Disk partition is
not enough.
N/A
“MEMORY SIZE HAS CHANGED -REBOOTING”
The memory size has changed after previous
Suspend-to-Disk operation.
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Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message
LCD-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
LCD backlight doesn't work
Action in Sequence
LCD is too dark
Enter BIOS Utility to execute “Load Setup Default Settings”, then
reboot system.
LCD brightness cannot be adjusted
Reconnect the LCD connectors.
LCD contrast cannot be adjusted
Keyboard (if contrast and brightness function key doesn't work).
LCD inverter ID
LCD cable
LCD inverter
LCD
System board
Unreadable LCD screen
Reconnect the LCD connector
Missing pels in characters
LCD inverter ID
Abnormal screen
LCD cable
Wrong color displayed
LCD inverter
LCD
System board
LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines
displayed.
LCD inverter ID
LCD inverter
LCD cable
LCD
System board
Indicator-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Indicator incorrectly remains off or on, but system
runs correctly
Action in Sequence
Reconnect the inverter board
Inverter board
System board
Power-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Power shuts down during operation
Action in Sequence
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 57.
Battery pack
Power adapter
Hard drive & battery connection board
System board
The system doesn’t power-on.
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 57.
Battery pack
Power adapter
Hard drive & battery connection board
System board
The system doesn’t power-off.
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 57.
Hold and press the power switch for more than 4 seconds.
System board
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Power-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Battery can’t be charged
Action in Sequence
See “Check the Battery Pack” on page 59.
Battery pack
System board
PCMCIA-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
System cannot detect the PC Card (PCMCIA)
Action in Sequence
PCMCIA slot assembly
System board
PCMCIA slot pin is damaged.
PCMCIA slot assembly
Memory-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Memory count (size) appears different from
actual size.
Action in Sequence
Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Default Settings, then
reboot system.
DIMM
System board
Speaker-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
In Windows, multimedia programs, no sound
comes from the computer.
Audio driver
Internal speakers make noise or emit no sound.
Speaker
Speaker
System board
System board
Power Management-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
The system will not enter hibernation
Action in Sequence
Keyboard (if control is from the keyboard)
Hard disk drive
System board
The system doesn't enter hibernation mode and
four short beeps every minute.
See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 27.
Press Fn+oand see if the computer enters hibernation mode.
Touchpad
Keyboard
Hard disk connection board
Hard disk drive
System board
The system doesn’t enter standby mode after
closing the LCD
See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 27.
LCD cover switch
System board
The system doesn't resume from hibernation
mode.
See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 27.
Hard disk connection board
Hard disk drive
System board
The system doesn't resume from standby mode
after opening the LCD.
See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 27.
LCD cover switch
System board
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Power Management-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Battery fuel gauge in Windows doesn’t go higher
than 90%.
Action in Sequence
Remove battery pack and let it cool for 2 hours.
Refresh battery (continue use battery until power off, then charge
battery).
Battery pack
System board
System hangs intermittently.
Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM drives.
Hard disk connection board
System board
Peripheral-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
System configuration does not match the
installed devices.
Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Default Settings”, then
reboot system.
External display does not work correctly.
Press Fn+F5, LCD/CRT/Both display switching
Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM/diskette drives.
System board
USB does not work correctly
System board
Print problems.
Ensure the “Parallel Port” in the “Onboard Devices Configuration” of
BIOS Setup Utility is set to Enabled.
Onboard Devices Configuration
Run printer self-test.
Printer driver
Printer cable
Printer
System Board
Serial or parallel port device problems.
Ensure the “Serial Port” in the Devices Configuration” of BIOS Setup
Utility is set to Enabled.
Device driver
Device cable
Device
System board
Keyboard/Touchpad-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Keyboard (one or more keys) does not work.
Action in Sequence
Reconnect the keyboard cable.
Keyboard
System board
Touchpad does not work.
Reconnect touchpad cable.
Touchpad board
System board
Modem-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Internal modem does not work correctly.
Action in Sequence
Modem phone port
modem combo board
System board
NOTE: If you cannot find a symptom or an error in this list and the problem remains, see “Undetermined
Problems” on page 70.
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Intermittent Problems
Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with a
hardware defect, such as: cosmic radiation, electrostatic discharge, or software errors. FRU replacement
should be considered only when a recurring problem exists.
When analyzing an intermittent problem, do the following:
1.
Run the advanced diagnostic test for the system board in loop mode at least 10 times.
2.
If no error is detected, do not replace any FRU.
3.
If any error is detected, replace the FRU. Rerun the test to verify that there are no more errors.
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Undetermined Problems
The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed, which installed devices are incorrect,
whether a short circuit is suspected, or whether the system is inoperative.
Follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate non-defective FRU).
NOTE: Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer.
NOTE: Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly. (See “Power
System Check” on page 57):
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1.
Power-off the computer.
2.
Visually check them for damage. If any problems are found, replace the FRU.
3.
Remove or disconnect all of the following devices:
T
Non-Acer devices
T
Printer, mouse, and other external devices
T
Battery pack
T
Hard disk drive
T
DIMM
T
CD-ROM/Diskette drive Module
T
PC Cards
4.
Power-on the computer.
5.
Determine if the problem has changed.
6.
If the problem does not recur, reconnect the removed devices one at a time until you find the failing FRU.
7.
If the problem remains, replace the following FRU one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:
T
System board
T
LCD assembly
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Chapter 5
Jumper and Connector Locations
Top View
SW2 SW4 SW5
SW6
SW3
SW1
JP1
2
2
JP5
2
JP4
2
JP7
2
2
KQ:
2
JP42
2
2
JP10
SW3
Power Switch
SW1
Lid Swtich
JP1
Bluetooth Connector
JP5
Touchpad Connector
SW2
E-mail Switch
JP4
Keyboard Connector
SW4
Internet Browser Switch
JP42
Speaker Connector
SW5
Emanager Switch
JP7
PCMCIA Slot
SW6
User Programmable Switch
JP10
Microphone Connector
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Bottom View
2
PCN1
JP13
JP12
JP14
2
JP3
2
2
PJP11
JP20
JP17
2
JP16
JP22
2
2
JP21
JP19
2
2
JP23
JP24
2
JP25
2
JP26
JP28
2
2
JP30
2
JP31
JP35
T2
2
Q2
JP29
JP36
2
JP39
2
IR1
2
U42
72
JP41
JP40
JP21
Fan Connector
JP24
USB Port
PJP11
Battery Connector
JP25
USB Port
JP20
CPU Socket
JP30
IEEE 1394 Port (No IEEE 1394
Port for this model)
JP16
LVDS Connector
JP36
Card Reader Connector (No Card
Reader module for this model)
JP22
VGA Board Connector
IR
Infrared Receiver (No FIR function
for this model)
PCN1
AC-IN
JP40
Headphone out/line-out Jack
(support SPDIF)
JP13
USB Port
JP41
Mic-in Jack
JP12
Reserved for Acer ezDock. (No
ezDock for this model)
JP28
HDD Connector
JP14
Modem Board Connector
JP35
Wireless LAN Card Connector
JP3
External Display Port
U42
BIOS
JP17
S-Video Port (No S-Video Port for
this model)
JP26
DDR2 Socket
Chapter 5
JP19
RJ11/RJ45
JP31
DDR2 Socket
JP23
Modem Cable Connector
JP39
ODD Connector
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Chapter 6
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of Aspire 5500Z series
products. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise
Authorization).
Please note that WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, you should check the most up-to-date information available
on your regional web or channel. For whatever reasons a part number change is made, it will not be noted on
the printed Service Guide. For ACER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a
DIFFERENT part number code from those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use
the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer
machines.
NOTE: To scrap or to return the defective parts, you should follow the local government ordinance or
regulations on how to dispose it properly, or follow the rules set by your regional Acer office on how to
return it.
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Exploded Diagram
The System
011
012
013
76
Chapter 6
Upper Case Assembly
Chapter 6
77
Lower Case Assembly
78
Chapter 6
LCD Module
Chapter 6
79
HDD Module
ODD Module
80
Chapter 6
Aspire 3600/5500 FRU List
Picture
No.
Part Name and Description
Part Number
Adapter
NS (Not
Show)
ADAPTER 3 PIN 65W DELTA SADP-65KB
BEF 19V 3PIN
AP.06501.006
ADAPTER 3 PIN 65W LITEON PA-1650-02CO
65W 3 PIN
AP.06503.007
ADAPTER 3 PIN 65W HIPRO HPOK066B13CP 3P 65W
AP.0650A.004
BATTERY LI-ION 6 CELLS-SANYO 2000mAH
UR18650F
BT.00603.001
BATTERY LI-ION 6 CELLS-SONY 2000mAH
US18650G4
BT.00604.004
BATTERY LI-ION 6 CELLS-SANYO 2400mAH
UR18650F
BT.00604.001
BATTERY LI-ION 6 CELLS-SONY 2400mAH
US18650G7
BT.00604.001
NS
BATTERY LI-ION 9 CELLS-SANYO 2400mAH
UR18650F
BT.00903.002
The
System012
MODEM BOARD FOXCONN T60M845.01
54.A70V5.001
NS
BLUETOOTH CARD WNC 91.BU513.002
54.A70V5.002
NS
MINI PCI WIRELESS BOARD 802.11 b+g
INTEL WM3B2200/CH11
KI.CAX01.008
Upper
Case
Assembly251
T/P BOARD W/FFC CABLE
55.A70V5.001
Battery
NS
Board
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Aspire 3600/5500 FRU List
Picture
No.
Part Name and Description
Part Number
The
System013
VGA BOARD M26P 64MB
55.A70V5.002
Upper
Case
Assembly004
FFC CABLE - T/P TO T/P BOARD
50.A70V5.001
NS
BLUETOOTH CABLE
50.A70V5.002
NS
MODEM CABLE
50.A70V5.003
NS
POWER CORD-AUS
27.A70V5.001
NS
POWER CORD-CHINA
27.A70V5.002
NS
POWER CORD-DENMARK
27.A70V5.003
NS
POWER CORD-EC
27.A70V5.004
NS
POWER CORD-INDIA
27.A70V5.005
NS
POWER CORD-ISREL
27.A70V5.006
NS
POWER CORD-ITALIAN
27.A70V5.007
NS
POWER CORD-JP
27.A70V5.008
NS
POWER CORD-KOREA
27.A70V5.009
NS
POWER CORD-SOUTH AFRICA
27.A70V5.010
NS
POWER CORD-SWISS
27.A70V5.011
NS
POWER CORDTWN
27.A70V5.012
NS
POWER CORD-UK
27.A70V5.013
NS
POWER CORD-US
27.A70V5.014
STRIP COVER - AS
42.A70V5.001
Cable
CABLE
Case/Cover/Bracket Assembly
The
System006
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Note: The image here is for TravelMate series’
middle cover. For AS strip cover, it does not
have 5 degree ergo-curve.
Chapter 6
Aspire 3600/5500 FRU List
Picture
No.
Part Name and Description
Part Number
The
System254;
Upper
Case
Assembly001
STRIP COVER - AS
60.A70V5.001
The
System002
LOWER CASE- UMA
60.A70V5.002
NS
LOWER CASE- NON UMA
60.A70V5.003
Upper
Case
Assembly002
4 - WAY BUTTON
42.A70V5.002
Upper
Case
Assembly003
TP SUPPORT
33.A70V5.001
Lower
Case
Assembly003
DIMM COVER
42.A70V5.003
Lower
Case
Assembly004
PCI DOOR
42.A70V5.005
Lower
Case
Assembly005
THERMAL DOOR
42.A70V5.006
NS
ANTENNA ASSY
50.A70V5.004
NS
CELERON M 350 (1.3G 1M) C0
KC.NC001.350
NS
CELERON M 360 (1.4G 1M) C0
KC.NC001.360
NS
CELERON M 370 (1.5G 1M) C0
KC.NC001.370
Communication Module
CPU/Procussor
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Aspire 3600/5500 FRU List
Picture
No.
Part Name and Description
Part Number
NS
INTEL PENTIUM M DOTHAN 1.6GHZ 2M
UFCBGA SL7EG B-1 STEPPING
KC.N0001.725
NS
INTEL PENTIUM M 1.6G 2M 533FSB
uFCPGA2 SL86G C-1 STEPPING
KC.N0001.730
NS
INTEL PENTIUM M 1.73G 2M 533FSB
uFCPGA2 SL7SA C-1 STEPPING
KC.N0001.740
NS
INTEL PENTIUM M 1.87G 2M 533FSB
uFCPGA2 SL7S9 C-1 STEPPING
KC.N0001.750
NS
INTEL PENTIUM M 2.0G 2M 533FSB
uFCPGA2 SL7SM C-1 STEPPING
KC.N0001.760
ODD
Module
DVD/CDRW COMBO MODULE 24X PHILIPS
SCB5265
6M.A70V5.001
ODD
Module001
DVD/CDRW COMBO DRIVE 24X PHILIPS
SCB5265
KO.02403.007
ODD
Module002
DVD/CDRW COMBO BEZEL
42.A70V5.007
ODD
Module003
ODD BRACKET
33.A70V5.002
ODD
Module
DVD/CDRW COMBO 24X MODULE
PANASONIC UJDA-770
6M.A70V5.002
ODD
Module001
DVD/CDRW COMBO 24X DRIVE
PANASONIC UJDA-770
KO.02406.013
ODD
Module002
DVD/CDRW COMBO BEZEL
42.A70V5.007
ODD
Module003
ODD BRACKET
33.A70V5.002
ODD
Module
DVD DUAL MODULE 8X LITE-ON SOSW833S (DL) TRAY IN
6M.A70V5.004
ODD
Module001
DVD DUAL 8X DRIVE LITE-ON SOSW-833S
(DL)
KU.00804.012
ODD
Module002
DVD DUAL BEZEL - TRAY IN
42.A70V5.008
ODD
Module003
ODD BRACKET
33.A70V5.002
Combo Drive
DVD RW Drive
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Aspire 3600/5500 FRU List
Picture
No.
Part Name and Description
Part Number
ODD
Module
DVD DUAL MODULE 8X HLDS GWA-4082N
(DL)
6M.A70V5.007
ODD
Module001
DVD DUAL 8X DRIVE HLDS GWA-4082N
(DL)
KU.0080D.016
ODD
Module002
DVD DUAL BEZEL - TRAY IN
42.A70V5.008
ODD
Module003
ODD BRACKET
33.A70V5.002
ODD
Module
DVD DUAL MODULE PANASONIC UJ-845
(DL) SLOT IN
6M.A70V5.005
ODD
Module001
DVD DUAL 8X DRIVE PANASONIC UJ-845
(DL)
KU.00807.015
ODD
Module002
DVD DUAL BEZEL - SLOT IN
42.A70V5.009
ODD
Module003
ODD BRACKET
33.A70V5.002
ODD
Module
DVD DUAL MODULE PIONEER DVR-K05RA
(DL) SLOT IN
6M.A70V5.006
ODD
Module001
DVD DUAL 8X DRIVE PIONEER DVR-K05RA
(DL)
KU.00805.013
ODD
Module002
DVD DUAL BEZEL - SLOT IN
42.A70V5.009
ODD
Module003
ODD BRACKET
33.A70V5.002
HDD Module
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Aspire 3600/5500 FRU List
Picture
No.
Part Name and Description
Part Number
HDD
Module
HDD 40G 4200PRM SEAGATE ST94019A
KH.04001.010
HDD
Module
HDD 40G 2.5 IN. 420RPM TOSHIBA PLUTO
MK4025GAS
KH.04004.002
HDD
Module
HGST 40G 2.5" 4200 MORAGA+
HTS424040M9AT00 13G1132 FW:A71A
KH.04007.012
HDD
Module
HDD 60GB 2.5 IN. 4200RPM SEAGATE N2
ST960821A F/W: 3.01
KH.06001.002
HDD
Module
HDD 60G 2.5IN. 4200RPM TOSHIBA PLUTO
MK6025GAS 2M F/W KA200A
KH.06004.003
HDD
Module
HDD 60GB 2.5IN. 4200RPM MORAGA 60G
IC25N060ATMR04-0 08K0634 F/S:AD4A
KH.06007.006
HDD
Module
HDD 80GB 2.5 IN. 4200RPM SEAGATE N2
ST9808210A F/W: 3.01
KH.08001.012
HDD
Module
HDD 80GB 2.5IN. 4200RPM TOSHIBA
PLUTO MK8025GAS
KH.08004.001
HDD
Module
HDD 80GB 2.5IN. 4200RPM HGST MORAGA
IC25N080ATMR04-0
KH.08007.007
HDD
Module
HDD 100G 4200PRM SEAGATE ST9100822A
F/W:3.01
KH.10001.001
HDD
Module
HDD 100GB 2.5IN. 4200RPM TOSHIBA
PLUTO MK1031GAS F/W AA20
KH.10004.001
HDD
Module001
HDD BRACKET
33.A70V5.003
Lower
Case
Assembly008
HDD DOOR
42.A70V5.011
The
System011
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Chinese
KB.A3502.001
Keyboard
86
Note: The image is for TM series’ keyboard.
For Aspire series, the keyboard does not have
5 degree ergo-curve.
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD US International
KB.A3502.002
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Thai
KB.A3502.003
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD German
KB.A3502.004
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD UK
KB.A3502.005
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Italian
KB.A3502.006
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD French
KB.A3502.007
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Swiss/G
KB.A3502.008
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Belgium
KB.A3502.009
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Spanish
KB.A3502.010
Chapter 6
Aspire 3600/5500 FRU List
Picture
No.
Part Name and Description
Part Number
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Portuguese
KB.A3502.011
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Czech
KB.A3502.012
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Hungarian
KB.A3502.013
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Russian
KB.A3502.014
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Sweden
KB.A3502.015
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Norwegian
KB.A3502.016
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Danish
KB.A3502.017
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Arabic
KB.A3502.018
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Brazilian
Portuguese
KB.A3502.019
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Canadian French
KB.A3502.020
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Greek
KB.A3502.021
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Turkish
KB.A3502.022
Aspire 1670 KEYBOARD Hebrew
KB.A3502.023
LCD
Module
ASSY LCD MODULE 14 .1 WXGA GLARE
QDI (N141V2 QD14TL01 REV 01) W/ANT-AS
6M.A70V5.009
LCD
Module001
LCD 14 .1 WXGA GLARE QDI N141V2
QD14TL01 REV 01
LK.14109.005
LCD
Module007
LCD INVERTER
19.A70V5.001
LCD
Module006
LCD WIRE CABLE
50.A70V5.005
LCD
Module004
LCD PANEL WITH LOGO W/ANTENNA - AS
60.A70V5.004
LCD PANEL WITH LOGO W/O ANTENNA AS
60.A70V5.005
LCD Module
Chapter 6
87
Aspire 3600/5500 FRU List
Picture
88
No.
Part Name and Description
Part Number
LCD
Module005
LCD BEZEL
60.A70V5.006
LCD
Module002, 003
LCD BRACKET SET
6K.A70V5.001
LCD
Module
ASSY LCD MODULE 14.1 WXGA GLARE
CMO (N141l 1-L03) W/ANT-AS
6M.A70V5.010
LCD
Module001
LCD 14.1 WXGA GLARE CMO (N141l 1-L03)
LK.1410D.005
LCD
Module007
LCD INVERTER
19.A70V5.001
LCD
Module006
LCD WIRE CABLE
50.A70V5.005
LCD
Module004
LCD PANEL WITH LOGO W/ANTENNA - AS
60.A70V5.004
LCD PANEL WITH LOGO W/O ANTENNA AS
60.A70V5.005
Chapter 6
Aspire 3600/5500 FRU List
Picture
Chapter 6
No.
Part Name and Description
Part Number
LCD
Module005
LCD BEZEL
60.A70V5.006
LCD
Module002, 003
LCD BRACKET SET
6K.A70V5.001
LCD
Module
ASSY LCD MODULE 14 .1 WXGA GLARE
QDI (N141V2 QD14TL01 REV 01) W/O ANTAS
6M.A70V5.013
LCD
Module001
LCD 14 .1 WXGA GLARE QDI N141V2
QD14TL01 REV 01
LK.14109.005
LCD
Module007
LCD INVERTER
19.A70V5.001
LCD
Module006
LCD WIRE CABLE
50.A70V5.005
LCD
Module004
LCD PANEL WITH LOGO W/ANTENNA - AS
60.A70V5.004
LCD PANEL WITH LOGO W/O ANTENNA AS
60.A70V5.005
89
Aspire 3600/5500 FRU List
Picture
90
No.
Part Name and Description
Part Number
LCD
Module005
LCD BEZEL
60.A70V5.006
LCD
Module002, 003
LCD BRACKET SET
6K.A70V5.001
LCD
Module
ASSY LCD MODULE 14.1 WXGA GLARE
CMO (N141l 1-L03) W/O ANT-AS
6M.A70V5.014
LCD
Module001
LCD 14.1 WXGA GLARE CMO (N141l 1-L03)
LK.1410D.005
LCD
Module007
LCD INVERTER
19.A70V5.001
LCD
Module006
LCD WIRE CABLE
50.A70V5.005
LCD
Module004
LCD PANEL WITH LOGO W/ANTENNA - AS
60.A70V5.004
LCD PANEL WITH LOGO W/O ANTENNA AS
60.A70V5.005
Chapter 6
Aspire 3600/5500 FRU List
Picture
No.
Part Name and Description
Part Number
LCD
Module005
LCD BEZEL
60.A70V5.006
LCD
Module002, 003
LCD BRACKET SET
6K.A70V5.001
The
System251
MAINBOARD 915PM FOR VGA GLAN W/
READER PCMCIA SLOT W/O CPU
MEMORY
LB.TAA02.002
MAINBOARD 910GML UMA GLAN W/
PCMCIA SLOT W/O READER CPU MEMORY
LB.TA902.001
NS
PCMCIA SLOT
22.A70V5.001
NS
MEMORY IFX 256MB/ 533MHZ,
HYS64T32000HDL-3.7-A
KN.25602.023
MEMORY DDRII533 256MB NANYA
NT256T64UH4A0FN-37B
KN.25603.020
MEMORY SAMSUNG 512MB/ 533MHz,
M470T3354BG0-CD5
KN.2560B.011
MEMORY DDRII 533 256MB HYNIX
HYMP532S64P6-C4
KN.2560G.006
MEMORY IFX 512MB/ 533MHZ,
HYS64T64020HDL-3.7-A
KN.51202.021
MEMORY MICRON 512MB/ 533MHZ,
MT8HTF6464HDY-53EA2
KN.51204.015
The
System007
CPU THERMAL W/ FAN MODULE
60.A70V5.007
The
System251
VGA THERMAL
60.A70V5.008
Mainboard
Memory
Heatsink
Pointing Device
Chapter 6
91
Aspire 3600/5500 FRU List
Picture
No.
Part Name and Description
Part Number
Upper
Case
Assembly005
TOUCHPAD
56.A70V5.001
NS
SPEAKER SET (R&L)
23.A70V5.002
NS
LCD RUBBER PAD
47.A70V5.001
NS
LCD SCREW PAD
47.A70V5.002
NS
LCD RUBBER
47.A70V5.003
NS
NAME PLATE - AS-5500Z
TBD
NS
RUBBER FOOT - ONE PIN
47.A70V5.004
NS
RUBBER FOOT - TWO PINS
47.A70V5.005
SCREW
NS
SCREW M2*3(NL)
86.A70V5.001
SCREW
NS
SCREW M2*4
86.A70V5.002
SCREW
NS
SCREW M2*6
86.A70V5.003
SCREW
NS
SCREW M2*6(p Ni)
86.A70V5.004
SCREW
NS
SCREW M2.5*4(NL)
86.A70V5.005
SCREW
NS
SCREW M2.5*6(NL)
86.A70V5.006
SCREW
NS
SCREW M2.5*8(NL)
86.A70V5.007
SCREW
NS
SCREW M3*4 (NL)
86.A70V5.008
SCREW
NS
SCREW THERMAL SCREW ASSY
86.A70V5.009
Speaker
Miscellaneous
SCREW
92
Chapter 6
Index
A
Flash Utility 39
Floppy Disk
AFLASH Utility 39
removing the 53
Audio 23
B
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 75
H
Battery Pack 45
Hard disk 21
BIOS 19
package 19
password control 19
ROM size 19
ROM type 19
vendor 19
Version 19
BIOS Supports protocol 19
BIOS Utility 29
Basic System Settings 35
Navigating 30
Startup Configuration 36
System Security 38
Board Layout
HDD 21
Hot Keys 15
I
Indicators 11
Intermittent Problems 69
J
Jumper and Connector Locations 71
Top View 71
K
Bottom View 5, 72
Top View 4
C
Keyboard 25
Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check 56
L
Cache
controller 19
size 19
L2 cache 19
M
CardBus 24
Memory Check 57
D
Modem 20
DIMM
N
external 46, 50
removing 46, 50
num lock
on indicator 11
Disassembly
Battery Pack 44
LCD Module 53
Procedure Flowchart 43
P
Panel 7
Disassemblyt
Bottom 10
left 7
the Main Unit 51
Display 3
PC Card 11, 24
DVD-ROM Interface 22
PCMCIA 24
Power System Check 57
E
Battery Pack 59
Power Adapter 58
Error Symptom-to-Spare Part Index 60
Processor 19
External CD-ROM Drive Check 56
F
S
Second Level Cache 19
Index
102
System
Block Diagram 3
System Check Procedures 56
System Memory 19
System Utilities 29
T
Touchpad Check 59
Troubleshooting 55
U
Undetermined Problems 70
USB 24
utility
BIOS 29
V
Video 24
103
Index
Index
104