Acer 581TG Laptop User Manual

Acer M3 581T/581TG
SERVICEGUIDE
Revision History
Refer to the table below for the updates made to this M3 581T/581TG service guide.
Date
Chapter
Updates
2012/2/29
Chapter 3
Update "Removing the
LCD Bezel"
Service guide files and updates are available on the ACER/CSD Website. For more
information, go to http://csd.acer.com.tw.
Disclaimer
The information in this guide is subject to change without notice.
There are no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the
contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for any
particular purpose. The software described in this manual is sold or licensed "as is". Should
the programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (not the manufacturer,
distributor, or its 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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reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any
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Incorporated.
Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual:
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WARNING:
Indicates a potential for personal injury.
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CAUTION:
Indicates a potential loss of data or damage to equipment.
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IMPORTANT:
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procedure, choice of an option, or completing a task.
The following typographical conventions are used in this document:
Book titles, directory names, file names, path names, and program/process names are shown in
italics.
Example:
the DRS5 User's Guide
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/usr/local/bin/fd
the /TPH15spool_M program
Computer output (text that represents information displayed on a computer screen, such as
menus, prompts, responses to input, and error messages) are shown in constant width.
Example:
[01] The server has been stopped
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names, option letters, and words) are shown in constant width bold.
Variables contained within user input are shown in angle brackets (< >).
Example:
At the prompt, type run <file name> -m
Keyboard keys are shown in bold italics.
Example:
After entering the data, press Enter.
General information
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Before using this information and the product it supports, read the following general
information.
This service guide provides you with all technical information relating to the basic configuration
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 (such as add-on cards, modems, or extra memory capabilities). These localized
features are not covered in this generic service guide. In such cases, contact your regional
offices or the responsible personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details.
When ordering FRU parts: 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 may not be noted
in this printed service guide.
Acer-authorized Service Providers: Your Acer office may have a different part number code
than those given in the FRU list in this 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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CHAPTER 1
Hardware Specifications
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
System Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Storage Subsystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Audio Subsystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Optical Media Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Privacy Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Dimensions and Weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Power Adapter and Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Special Keys and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
I/O Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Notebook Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Open Top View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Closed Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Closed Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Left View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Right View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Base View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Touchpad Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17
Lock Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18
Windows Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Hotkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20
Specification Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23
CHAPTER 2
System Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Navigating the BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
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Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Boot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Exit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
BIOS Flash Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
DOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
WinFlash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Remove HDD/BIOS Password Utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Remove HDD Password Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Removing BIOS Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Cleaning BIOS Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Using DMI Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
LAN MAC EEPROM Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
CHAPTER 3
Machine Maintenance
Machine Disassembly and Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Recommended Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Replacement Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Pre-disassembly Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
External Module Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
External Modules Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Removing the Dummy Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Removing the HDD Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Removing the HDD Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Removing the DIMM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Removing the SSD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Removing the WLAN Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
Removing the ODD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Main Unit Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Removing the Top Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Removing battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Removing the Power switch board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-29
Remove the card reader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30
Remove the cables from the Mainboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-31
Removing the Mainboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-34
Removing the Thermal module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-36
Removing the Bluetooth Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-38
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Removing the Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-39
LCD Module Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-41
LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-41
Removing the LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-42
Removing the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-46
Removing the Camera Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-48
LCD Reassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-49
Replacing the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-49
Replacing the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-50
Replacing the LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-52
Replacing the Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-53
Replacing the Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-54
Replacing the DC-IN cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-56
Replacing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-57
Replacing the Mainboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-59
Replacing the LCD Module & Cables to Mainboard. . . . . . . 3-60
Replacing the Card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-63
Replacing the Power Switch board&Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-64
Replacing the Keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-67
Replacing the ODD Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-73
Replacing the WLAN Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-76
Replacing the SSD Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-78
Replacing the DIMM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-79
Replacing the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-80
Replacing the Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-81
Replacing the Dummy Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-82
CHAPTER 4
Troubleshooting
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Power On Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
No Display Issues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
LCD Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Keyboard Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Touchpad Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Internal & External Speaker Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Microphone Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
USB Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
WLAN Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
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Card Reader Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Thermal Unit Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
HDMI and CRT Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
CD-ROM/DVD Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18
Other Functions Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
Post Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
POST Code Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
CHAPTER 5
Jumper and Connector Locations
Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Clearing Password Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Clear CMOS Jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
CHAPTER 6
FRU List
MA50_HX Exploded Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Main Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
LCD Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Top Case Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Bottom Case Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
FRU List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
CHAPTER 7
Test Compatible Components
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
M3 581T/581TG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
CHAPTER 8
Online Support Information
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
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CHAPTER 1
Hardware Specifications
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
System Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Storage Subsystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-6
Audio Subsystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-6
Optical Media Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-6
Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-6
Privacy Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7
Dimensions and Weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7
Power Adapter and Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7
Special Keys and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-8
I/O Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-8
Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-8
Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-10
Notebook Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Open Top View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-11
Closed Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-12
Closed Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-12
Left View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-13
Right View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-14
Base View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-15
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-16
Touchpad Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-16
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-17
Lock Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-18
Windows Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-19
Hotkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-20
Special Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-22
The Euro symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-22
The US dollar sign. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-22
System Block Diagram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23
Specification Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24
Computer specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Board Major Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Processor Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPU Fan True Value Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Graphics Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BIOS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LAN Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Solid State Drive (AVL components) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Super-Multi Drive Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED 15.6” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Supported Resolution (LCD Supported Resolution) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Graphics Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Supported Resolution (GPU Supported Resolution) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Supported Resolution (LCD panel Supported Resolution) . . . . . . .
Bluetooth Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bluetooth Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WIFI Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio Codec and Amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VRAM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HDMI Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AC Adapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Card Reader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System LED Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System DMA Specification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Interrupt Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System IO Address Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Features
0
The following is a brief summary of the computer’s many features:
Operating System
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Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Platform
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Intel® Core™ i7-2637M processor (4 MB L3 cache, 1.70 GHz.17W), i5-2467M processor (3 MB
L3 cache, 1.60 GHz, 17W), i3-2367M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 1.40 GHz, 17W), supporting
Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache
Mobile Intel® HM77 Express Chipset
System Memory
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Dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM support:
Up to 6 GB of DDR3 system memory, 2 GB on board and 1 memory slot
Display
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15.6" HD 1366 x 768 resolution, high-brightness (200-nit) LED-backlit Glare TFT LCD
Mercury-free, environment-friendly
LED-backlight with driving circuit design
16:9 aspect ratio
Graphics
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NVIDIA Optimus™ GeForce GT640M with dedicated DDR3 VRAM, supporting CUDA®,
PhysX®, 3D Vision®, Microsoft® DirectX® 11, OpenGL® 4.1, OpenCL™ 1.1
Dual independent display support
16.7 million colors
External resolution / refresh rates:
HDMI® port up to 1920 x 1080: 60 Hz
MPEG-2/DVD decoding
VC-1 and H.264 (AVC) decoding
Microsoft® DirectX® Video Acceleration (DXVA) application interface (API)
HDMI® (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content
Protection) support
Intel®
integrated GPU
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
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Storage Subsystem
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Solid state drive
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mSATA Type, LF+HF
Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash
128 GB/256 GB
Hard disk drive
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SATA Type, 5400 RPM, 2.5 ", Slim with height of 7.0 mm
320/500 GB
2-in-1 card reader, supporting:
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Secure Digital™ (SD), Secure Digital™ eXtended Capacity(SDXC), MultiMediaCard™ (MMC),
MultiMediaCard Plus (MMCplus™)
Audio Subsystem
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Optimized Dolby® Home Theater® v4 audio enhancement, featuring Audio Optimizer, Audio
Regulator, Volume Leveler, Volume Maximizer, Intelligent EQ, Dialogue Enhancer, Surround
Virtualizer for Headphones, Surround Virtualizer for Built-in Speakers, and Dolby® Digital Output
technologies
Two built-in 20mm diameter stereo speakers and the Acer Tuba CineBass booster supporting
low-frequency effects
True-5.1-channel surround sound output
High-definition audio support
MS-Sound compatible
Built-in single digital microphone
Optical Media Drive
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Slim DVD Super Multi double-layer drive:
Read: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 8X
DVD-ROM DL, 8X DVD-R DL, 8X DVD+R DL, 8X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
Write: 24X CD-R, 10X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X
DVD-RAM, 4X DVD+R DL, 4X DVD-R DL
Communication
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Webcam
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Acer Video Conference, featuring:
1.3M webcam with 1280*1024 effective resolution
Acer Video Conference Manager software, featuring Video Quality Enhancement (VQE)
technology, supporting 720p resolution online video calls
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Wireless and networking
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WLAN:
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology
WPAN:
Bluetooth® 4.0 + HS
LAN:
PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet
Privacy Control
Trusted Platform Module(TPM) 1.2
0
(For future SKU)
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
BIOS user, supervisor password
Kensington lock slot
Dimensions and Weight
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Dimensions
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376.4 (W) x 253.0 (D) x 19.7/20.7 (H) mm (14.81 x 10.0 x 0.77/0.82 inches)
Weight
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2.25 kg with HDD
Power Adapter and Battery
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ACPI 3.0 CPU power management standard: supports Standby and Hibernation
power-saving modes
Power adapter
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3-pin 65 W AC adapter:
95.0 (W) x 50.0 (D) x 25.4 (H) mm (3.74 x 1.97 x 1.00 inches)
216 g with 180 cm power cord
Battery
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4850 mAh 3-cell Li-ion standard battery pack
Battery life: 8 hours
ENERGY STAR®
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
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Special Keys and Controls
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Keyboard
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103-US/104-UK/107-JP keys-layout keyboard with independent standard numeric keypad,
international language support
Touchpad
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Button-less design
Dual-mode touchpad with Media Console / multi-gesture function, supporting two-finger scroll,
pinch, rotate, flip
Media keys
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Media controls: play/pause, stop, previous, next
Volume controls: up/down
I/O Ports
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Multi-in-1 card reader (SD™, SDXC™, MMC, MMCplus™)
Two USB 2.0 ports
One USB 3.0 port
HDMI® port with HDCP support
Headphone/speaker jack
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
DC-in jack for AC adapter
Software
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Productivity
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Acer AUPEO
Acer Backup Manager
Acer ePower Management
Acer eRecovery Management
Acer Evernote
Acer ExpressCache
Acer Identity Card
Acer KOBO
Acer Netflix Shortcut
Acer newsXpresso
Acer NOOK for PC
Acer Registration
Acer Sleep Memory Optimizer
Acer Smart Timer
Acer Updater
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Acer USB Charge Manager
Acer Welcome Center
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Reader X
Office 2010 Acer edition
Security
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McAfee Family Protection Shortcut
McAfee Internet Security Suite
McAfee Virus Definitions
MyWinLocker Suite
Norton Online Backup
Multimedia
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Acer Crystal Eye Webcam
Acer clear.fi Media
Acer clear.fi Photo
Cyberlink MediaEspresso
NTI Media Maker
Gaming
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Acer Fooz Kids
Wild Tangent WW Acer Edition
Communication and ISP
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Acer VCM
Skype
Windows Live Essentials 2011
Web links and utilities
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Acer Accessory Store
Bing Bar
Bing Setup
eBay Shortcut
Internet Explorer 9
Silverlight
Environment
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Temperature:
Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C
Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C
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Humidity (non-condensing):
Operating: 20% to 80%
Non-operating: 20% to 80%
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Notebook Tour
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This section provides an overview of the features and functions of the notebook.
Open Top View
Figure 1-1.
Table 1-1.
No
Icon
0
Open Top View
Open Top View
Item
Description
1
Microphone
Internal microphone for recording sound.
2
Display screen
Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD),
displays computer output.
3
Keyboard
For entering data into computer.
4
Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions
like a computer mouse.
5
Click button area (left
and right)
The left and right button function like the left and
right mouse buttons.
6
Webcam
Web camera for video communication.
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
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Closed Front View
Figure 1-2.
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Closed Front View
Table 1-2. Closed Front View
No
Icon
Item
Description
1
Power button
Turns the computer on and off.
2
Power indicator
Indicates the computer’s power status.
3
Battery indicator
Indicates the computer’s battery status.
Closed Rear View
Figure 1-3.
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Closed Rear View
Table 1-3. Closed Rear View
No
1
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Icon
Item
Description
Ventilation slots
Enable the computer to stay cool, even after
prolonged use.
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Table 1-3. Closed Rear View
No
Icon
Item
Description
2
Headphones/
speaker/line-ou
t jack with
S/PDIF support
Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g.,
speakers, headphones).
3
USB 2.0 port
Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
USB 3.0 port
Connects to USB devices. Supports the USB
3.0 (SuperSpeed USB) specification.
5
HDMI port
Supports high definition digital video
connections.
6
Ethernet
(RJ-45) port
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based
network.
7
DC-in jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
4
SS
Left View
Figure 1-4.
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Left View
Table 1-4. Left View
No
Icon
Item
Description
1
Optical drive
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs DVDs.
2
Optical disk access
indicator
Lights up when the optical drive is active.
3
Optical drive eject button
Ejects the optical disk from the drive.
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
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Table 1-4. Left View
No
Icon
4
Item
Emergency eject hole
Description
Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is
turned off.
NOTE:
Insert a paper clip to the emergency eject hole
to eject the optical drive tray when the
computer is off.
Multi-in-1 card reader
5
Accepts Secure Digital (SD 3.0), MultiMediaCard
(MMC).
NOTE:
Push to remove/install the card. Only one card
can operate at any given time.
Right View
Figure 1-5.
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Right View
Table 1-5. Right View
No
1
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Icon
Item
Kensington lock slot
Description
Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer
security lock.
Wrap the computer security lock cable around an
immovable object such as a table or handle of a
locked drawer. Insert the lock into the notch and turn
the key to secure the lock. Some keyless models are
also available.
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Base View
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Figure 1-6.
Base View
Table 1-6. Base View
No
Icon
Item
Description
1
Main door
Houses the computer’s HDD, Memory bar, SSD card
and WLAN card.
2
Speakers
Deliver stereo audio output.
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
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Indicators
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The computer has two easy-to-read status indicators. The following indicators are visible
even when the computer cover is closed.
Table 1-7. Indicators
Icon
Function
Description
Power indicator
Indicates the computer’s power status.
Battery indicator
Indicates the computer’s battery status.
Touchpad Basics
Figure 1-7.
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Touchpad
Move finger across the TouchPad (1) to move the cursor.
Press the left (2) and right (3) buttons located beneath the TouchPad to perform selection and
execution functions. These two virtual buttons are the equivalent of the left and right buttons on a
mouse. Tapping on the TouchPad is the same as clicking the left button.
Table 1-8. Touchpad
Function
Execute
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Left Button (2)
Quickly click twice.
Right Button (3)
Main Touchpad (1)
Rapidly tap twice.
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Table 1-8. Touchpad
Function
Select
Left Button (2)
Right Button (3)
Click once.
Access context
menu
Main Touchpad (1)
Tap once.
Click once.
Using the Keyboard
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The keyboard contains an embedded numeric keypad, a separate cursor, windows key, lock
function keys, special and full sized keys.
Figure 1-8.
Keyboard Lock Keys
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
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Lock Keys
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The keyboard has three lock keys which the user can toggle on and off.
Table 1-9. Lock Keys
Lock key
Description
Caps Lock
When on, all alphabetic characters are in uppercase.
Num Lock
Off by default. When On, internal keyboard acts as numeric key padlock. If an
external keyboard or keypad is present, the Num Lock will have the following
definitions:
 When On, the system boots with external keyboard/keypad Num Lock
status On. Internal keyboard overlay numeric keys are disabled.
 The key can be turned on/off via the internal keyboard (Fn+F11) or the
external keyboard/keypad. Num Lock affects the external keyboard/keypad
only.
 Shift state is NOT used for the cursor movement by the numeric keys.
 The state of the Num Lock is not changed by the attachment/removal (hot
plug) of the external keyboard/keypad.
Scroll Lock
<Fn> +<F12>
When On, the screen moves one line up or down when pressing up or down
arrow keys. Scroll Lock is not applicable for all applications.
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Windows Keys
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The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.


Table 1-10.
Windows Logo key
Application key
Windows Keys
Key
Windows Logo
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 functions.
Functions supported by Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7:
<
>: Open or close the Start menu
<
> + <R>: Open the Run dialog box
<
> + <M>: Minimizes all windows
<SHIFT> + <
> + M: Undo minimize all windows
<
> + <F1>: Show the help window
<
> + <E>: Open Windows Explorer
<
> + <F>: Search for a file or folder
<
> + <D>: Show the desktop
<CTRL> + <
> + <F>: Search for computers (search in network)
< > + <L>: Lock computer (if connected to a network domain), or switch
users (if not connected to a network domain)
<CTRL> + < > + <TAB>: Moves focus from Start menu, to the Quick
Launch toolbar, to the system tray (use RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW to
move focus to items on the Quick Launch toolbar and the system tray)
<
> + <TAB>: Cycle through programs on the taskbar
< > + <BREAK>: Display the System Properties dialog box
Functions supported by Windows XP:
Application key
<
> + <BREAK>: Show the System Properties dialog box
<
> + <U>: Open Ease of Access Center
This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; opening the
application's context menu.
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
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Hotkeys
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The computer uses hotkeys or key combinations to access most computer controls.
To activate hotkeys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the key in the combination.
Figure 1-9.
Table 1-11.
Hotkey
Keyboard Hotkeys
Hotkeys
Icon
Function
Description
<Fn> + <F3>
Communication
Device On/Off
Toggles WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth On and Off
using a pop-up window.
<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>
Display off
Turns Off the LCD back light
<Fn> + <F7>
Touchpad
toggle
Turns the touchpad On and Off.
<Fn> + <F8>
Speaker toggle
Turns the speakers On and Off.
<Fn> + <>
Brightness Up
Increases the screen brightness.
<Fn> + <>
Brightness
Down
Decreases the screen brightness.
<Fn> +<Home>
Play/Pause
Play or pause a selected media file.
<Fn> + <Pg Up>
Stop
Stop playing the selected media file.
<Fn> +<Pg Dn>
Previous
Return to the previous media
<Fn> + <End>
Next
Jump to the next media file.
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Table 1-11.
Hotkey
Alt> + <F10>
Hotkeys (Continued)
Icon
Function
D2D recovery
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Description
Enters to the D2D recovery during POST
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System Block Diagram
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Specification Tables
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Computer specifications
Item
Metric
Imperial
Dimensions
Length
376.4 mm
14.81 in
Width
253.0 mm
10.0 in
Height
(front/rear)
19.7/20.7 mm
0.77/0.82 in
Weight (equipped with optical
drive, flash drive, and battery)
2.25 kg with HDD
4.5 lbs with HDD
Input power
Operating voltage
19V at 3.42A Max for 65W
Operating current
3.42A(Max)
Temperature
Operating (not writing to
optical disc)
0°C to 35°C
32°F to 95°F
Operating (writing to optical
disc)
5°C to 35°C
41°F to 95°F
Nonoperating
-20°C to 60°C
-4°F to 140°F
Relative humidity
Operating
10% to 90%
Nonoperating
5% to 95%
Maximum altitude (unpressurized)
Operating
-15 m to 3,048 m
-50 ft to 10,000 ft
Nonoperating
-15 m to 12,192 m
-50 ft to 40,000 ft
Shock
Operating
125 g, 2 ms, half-sine
Nonoperating
200 g, 2 ms, half-sine
Random vibration
Operating
0.75 g zero-to-peak, 10 Hz to 500 Hz, 0.25 oct/min sweep rate
Nonoperating
1.50 g zero-to-peak, 10 Hz to 500 Hz, 0.25 oct/min sweep rate
NOTE:
Applicable product safety standards specify thermal limits for plastic surfaces. The computer
operates within this range of temperatures.
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
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System Board Major Chips
Item
Specification
Core logic
Intel Panther Point HM77
VGA
NVIDIA Optimus™ GeForce GT640M
LAN
BCM57780
USB 3.0
RT9712AGS
Embedded controller
NUVOTON NPCE795L
Bluetooth
Atheros AR3012, Broadcom BCM20702
Wireless
BCM943227HM4L
TPM
NUVOTON NPCT420R(For future SKU)
PCMCIA
N/A
Audio codec
Realtek ALC271X
Card reader
Realtek RTS5209
Processor
Item
Specification
Central Processing Unit
(CPU) type
Intel® Sandy Bridge Core i7/i5/i3 Processor
CPU package
FC-BGA 1023
Core Logic
Multi execution cores·
 A 32-KB instruction and 32-KB data first-level cache (L1) for
each core
 A 256-KB shared instruction/data second-level cache (L2) for
each core
 Up to 4-MB shared instruction/data third-level cache (L3),
shared among all cores
Chipset
Mobile Intel® HM77
Processor Specifications
Item
CPU Speed
(GHz)
Cores
i7-2637M
1.7
4
32 nm
4 MB
BGA 1023
i5-2467M
1.6
2
32 nm
3 MB
BGA 1023
i3-2367M
1.4
2
32 nm
3 MB
BGA 1023
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Mfg Tech
Cache Size
Package
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
CPU Fan True Value Table
CPU
Temperature
Fan Speed (RPM)
SPL Spec (dBA)
50
2600
28
58
3000
31
66
3300
34
74
3700
37
85
4000
40
Throttling 50%: On= 95 °C; OFF=80 °C
OS shut down at 100C; H/W shut down at 92 °C
System Memory
Item
Specification
Memory controller
Built in CPU
Memory size
2GB DDR3 RAM on-board+one DDR3 DIMM socket
DIMM socket number
1
Supports memory size per
socket
2/4GB
Supports maximum memory
size
6GB
Supports DIMM type
Support DDR III 1333/1600MHz
SDRAM memory interface design
Supports DIMM Speed
1333/1600MHz
Support DIMM voltage
1.5V
Supports DIMM package
204P
Memory Combinations
On-board (MB)
Slot (MB)
Total Memory (MB)
2048
0
2048
2048
2048
4096
2048
4096
6144
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-25
Graphics Controller
Item
Specification
VGA Chip
NVIDIA Optimus™ Geforce GT640M
Supports
CUDA®, PhysX®, 3D Vision®, Microsoft® DirectX® 11,
OpenGL® 4.1, OpenCL™ 1.1
Video Interface
Item
Specification
Chipset
NVIDIA Optimus™ Geforce GT640M
Package
29mmx29mm
Interface
LVDS
Compatibility
32bpp
Sampling rate
60Hz
BIOS
Item
Specification
BIOS vendor
Insyde
BIOS Type
UEFI
BIOS ROM type
W25Q32BV, W25Q16CV
BIOS ROM size
4MB
BIOS Features
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Winbond code base
Flash ROM 4 MB
Support Acer UI
Support multi-boot
Suspend to RAM (S3)/Disk (S4)
Various hotkeys for system control
Support SMBIOS 2.3 ,PCI2.2.
DMI utility for BIOS serial number configurable/asset tagSupport PXE
Support WinFlash
Wake on LAN from S3
Wake on LAN from S5 in AC mode
System information
Refer to Acer BIOS specification.
LAN Interface
Item
Specification
LAN Chipset
BROADCOM BCM57780
LAN connector type
RJ45
1-26
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Item
Specification
LAN connector location
RJ45 at the rear side
Features
Supports 10/100/1000Mbps
Keyboard
Item
Specification
Type
AF7S keyboard
Total number of keypads
103-US/104-UK/107-JP keys
Windows logo key
Yes
Internal & external keyboard
work simultaneously
Plug USB keyboard to the USB port directly: Yes
Features
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Phantom key auto detect
Overlay numeric keypad
Support independent pgdn/pgup/home/end keys
Support reverse T cursor keys
Factory configurable different languages by OEM customer
Hard Disk Drive (AVL components)
Item
Specification
Vendor & Model
Name
HITACHI
HTS545050A7E380
HITACHI
HTS543232A7A384
SEAGATE
ST320LT020
Capacity (GB)
500
320
320
Bytes per sector
4096
512
4096
Data heads
2
2
2
Height(mm)
7.0
7.0
7.0
Disks
1
1
1
Drive Format
Performance Specifications
Spindle speed (RPM)
5400
5400
5400
Buffer size
8MB
8MB
8MB
Interface
SATA
SATA
SATA
Fast data transfer rate
(Gbits/s, max)
3.0
3.0
3.0
5V +/- 5%
5V +/- 5%
5V +/- 5%
DC Power Requirement
Voltage tolerance
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-27
Solid State Drive (AVL components)
Item
Specifications
Vendor &
Model Name
LITEON LMT-128M3M
LITEON LMT-256M3M
Capacity (GB)
128
256
Flash mode
MLC
MLC
Sequential Read (MB/s)
470
460
Sequential Write (MB/s)
180
360
Interface
mSATA
mSATA
Max. fast data transfer rate
(Gbits/s)
6.0
6.0
Operating Shock
1,500G/1.0ms
1,500G/1.0ms
3.3V +/- 5%
3.3V +/- 5%
Performance
DC Power Requirement
Voltage tolerance
Super-Multi Drive Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & Model name
HITACHI-LG Slim DVD Super Multi Drive GU61N
Performance Specification
With CD Diskette
With DVD Diskette
Transfer rate (KB/sec)
Sustained: 3600(24x)Max
Sustained: 11080(8x)Max
Buffer Memory
1MB
Interface
SATA
1-28
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Item
Specification
Applicable disc format
Applicable disc format CD: CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA,
Photo CD (multi-session), Video CD, Cd-Extra (CD+), CD-text
DVD: DVD-VIDEO, DVD-ROM, DVD-R (3.9GB, 4.7GB)
DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL,
DVD+RW CD: CD-DA (Red Book) - Standard Audio CD &
CD-TEXT CD-ROM (Yellow Book Mode1 & 2) - Standard Data
CD-ROM XA (Mode2 Form1 & 2) - Photo CD, Multi-Session
CD-I (Green Book, Mode2 Form1 & 2, Ready, Bridge)
CD-Extra/ CD-Plus (Blue Book) - Audio & Text/Video Video-CD
(White Book) - MPEG1 Video CD-R (Orange Book Part)
CD-RW & HSRW (Orange Book Part Volume1 & Volume 2
Super Audio CD (SACD) Hybrid type US & US+ RW DVD:
DVD-ROM (Book 1.02), DVD-Dual DVD-Video (Book 1.1)
DVD-R (Book 1.0, 3.9G) DVD-R (Book 2.0, 4.7G) - General &
Authoring DVD+R (Version 1.0) DVD+RW DVD-RW (Non
CPRM & CPRM) DVD+/-R Dual
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)
LED 15.6”
Item
Specification
Vendor/model name
AUO 15.6”HD 16:9 Color TFT-LCD/ B156XTN03.0
Screen Diagonal (mm)
394.9(15.55in)
Active Area (mm)
344.2 X 193.5
Display resolution (pixels)
1366x3(RGB)x768
Pixel Pitch (mm)
0.252x0.252
Typical White Luminance
(cd/m2) also called
Brightness
200 typ.170 min
Contrast Ratio
500 typ.
Response Time (Optical Rise
Time/Fall Time) msec
8 typ. / 16 Max
Typical Power Consumption
(watt)
3.4 max
Weight (without inverter)
400g max
Physical Size (mm)
360 x 224.3 x 3.4 max
Electrical Interface
1 channel LVDS
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-29
Item
Viewing Angle
(degree)Horizontal (Right) CR
= 10 (Left)Vertical (Upper) CR
= 10 (Lower)
Specification
45 (Right) / 45 (Left) / 15 (Upper) / 35 (Lower)
Display Supported Resolution (LCD Supported Resolution)
Resolution
16 bits
32 bits
Intel
NVIDIA
800x600p/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1024x768p/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1280x600/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1280x720/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1280x768/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1360x768/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1366x768/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
Graphics Controller
Item
Specification
VGA Chip
NVIDIA Optimus™ GeForce GT640M with dedicated DDR3
VRAM
Supports
CUDA®, PhysX®, 3D Vision®, Microsoft® DirectX® 11,
OpenGL® 4.1, OpenCL™ 1.1
Display Supported Resolution (GPU Supported Resolution)
Resolution
16 bits
32 bits
Intel
NVIDIA
800x600p/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1024x768p/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1280x600/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1280x720/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1280x768/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1360x768/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1366x768/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
Display Supported Resolution (LCD panel Supported Resolution)
Resolution
16 bits
32 bits
Intel
NVIDIA
800x600p/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1024x768p/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1280x600/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Resolution
16 bits
32 bits
Intel
NVIDIA
1280x720/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1280x768/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1360x768/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
1366x768/60Hz 16:9
Y
Y
Y
Y
Bluetooth Interface
Item
Specification
Chipset
Atheros AR3012, Broadcom BCM20702
Data throughput


TX 1.2Mbits/sec
RX 1.2Mbits/sec
Protocol
4.0+HS
Interface
USB 2.0
Connector type


Supported protocol
SM08B-SURS-TF/JST
SM06B-XSRK-ETB/SM08B-SURS-TF
A2DP
Bluetooth Module
Item
Specifications
Controller
Atheros AR3012, Broadcom BCM20702
Features


Mini USB module with built-in antenna
Bluetooth 4.0
Camera
Item
Specification
Vendor and Model
PRIMAX 50-70511ARC8
Type
1.3M
WIFI Card
Item
Specification
Vendor and Model
FOXCONN T77H167
Wireless LAN Standards
802.11b/g/n
Operating Frequency
2.4 GHz
Form Factor
Half-Mini card
Host Interface
PCI-Express Bus interface
PCB
4-layer design and single side
Antenna connector
2UFL type
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
LITEON WN6603AH
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Audio Codec and Amplifier
Item
Audio Controller
1-32
Specification
Realtek ALC271X
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Item
Features
Specification
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Meets Microsoft WLP (Windows Logo Program) audio
requirements
High performance DACs with digital >110dB and analog
98dB (A-weighting) signal-to-noise
High performance ADCs with digital > 100dB and analog
90dB (A-Weighting) signal-to-noise ratio
Six DAC channels support 16/20/24-bit PCM format for 5.1
sound playback
Two stereo ADCs support 16/20/24-bit PCM format, multiple
stereo recording
All DACs supports 44.1k/48k/96k/192kHz sample rate
Primary 16/20/24-bit SPDIF-OUT supports
32k/44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/192kHz sample rate
Secondary 16/20/24-bit SPDIF-OUT supports
32k/44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/192kHz sample rate
Analog jacks (port-A, B, C, E and G) support stereo input and
output re-tasking
Support MONO output at port-H
Port-A/D/E/F built in headphone amplifiers
Port-E and Port-F headphone amplifiers can drive earphone
directly without DC blocking capacitor
Port-B/C/E/F with software selectable boost gain
(+10/+20/+30dB) for analog microphone input
Supports external PCBEEP input and built-in digital BEEP
generator
Software selectable 2.5V/3.2V VREFOUT
Supports legacy analog mixer architecture
Four channels of digital microphone array input for voice
applications
Two jack detection pins each designed to detect up to 4 jacks
plugging
1.0dB/step playback volume control
1.5dB/step recording volume control
High pass filter to cancel DC offset from AD converter
Jack detection function is supported when device is in power
down mode (D3)
2 GPIOs (General Purpose Input and Output) for customized
applications. GPIO0 and GPIO1 share pin with digital
microphone
Supports anti-pop mode when analog power AVDD is on and
digital power is off
Intel low power ECR compliant and power status control for
every analog converter and pin widgets
Supports 3.3V digital core power, 1.5V~ 3.3V scalable digital
I/O power for HD Audio link, and
3.0~5.0V analog power
48-pin LQFP 'Green' package
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-33
Item
Amplifier
Specification
Embedded
Features
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4 step gain control
2-W/Ch Output Power into 3-W load from 5-V supply
Fully Differential Input
Low Supply Current and Shutdown selection
Embedded de-pop circuit
Audio Interface
Item
Specification
Audio Controller
Realtek ALC271X
Audio onboard or optional
On board
Mono or Stereo
Stereo
Resolution
Support 16/20/24bit PCM
Compatibility
HD audio Interface;
Sampling rate
Sample rate up to 192Khz resolution VSR (Variable Sampling
Rate)
Internal microphone
Yes
Internal speaker/quantity
Yes/(2W speaker x1)
Battery
Item
Specifications
Vendor & Model name
SANYO UPF656790
Battery Type
Lithium polymer
Pack capacity
4850 mAh
Number of battery cell
3
Package configuration
3S1P
VRAM
Item
Specification
Chipset
HYNIX H5TQ1G63DFR-11C
Memory size
1GB
Interface
DDR3
USB Port
Item
USB compliance level
1-34
Specification
USB3.0, USB2.0
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Item
Specification
EHCI
2
Number of USB port(s)
USB3.0x1, USB2.0x2
Location
USB3.0 at the rear side
USB2.0 two at the rear side
Output Current
1.0A for each connector
HDMI Port
Item
Specification
Compliance level
HDMI1.3c
Data thoroughput
Up to 16.7 million colors
Number of HDMI port(s)
1
Location
HDMI at the rear side
AC Adapter
Item
Specification
Input rating
100-240V AC
Maximum input AC current
1.5A Max at 100V AC
Inrush current
No damage; meet fuse and bridge diode.
Efficiency
84% min. at nominal input voltage.
System Power Management
Item
Specification
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 like CPU and hard disc can be power
managed.
Suspend to RAM (S3)
CPU set power down, VGA Suspend, PCMCIA SuspendAudio,
Power Down, Hard Disk Power Down, CD-ROM Power Down,
Super I/O Low Power mode.
Save to Disk (S4)
Also called Hibernation Mode. System saves all system states
and data onto the disc prior to power off the whole system.
Card Reader
Item
Specification
Chipset
REALTEK RTS5209 PCIe card reader controller
Package
48-pin LQFP
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-35
Item
Specification
Maximum supported size
SD: 2T, MMC: 16G, miniSD: 16G
Features
Supports SD Extended Capacity (SDXC), compliant with the
SD Memory Card Specification Version 3.0.
System LED Indicator
Item
Power indicator
Specification

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
Battery indicator
Blue color solid on: System on
Blue color and amber color off: System off
Amber color blinking: S3 state
Charging
 Amber solid on - Battery charging with AC
 Blue color solid on - Battery full
 Amber blinking - Battery abnormal stop charge or batter in
low power state
Discharging
 Amber and blinking - Battery in critical low state
 Amber color off - Discharging state.
System DMA Specification
Hardware DMA
System Function
DMA0
Not applicable
DMA1
Not applicable
DMA2
Not applicable
DMA3
Not applicable
DMA4
Direct memory access controller
DMA5
Not applicable
DMA6
Not Assigned
DMA7
Not Assigned
System Interrupt Specification
Hardware IRQ
System function
IRQ00
System timer
IRQ01
Standard PS/2 Keyboard
IRQ08
System CMOS/real time clock
IRQ12
ELAN PS/2 Port Input Device
IRQ13
Numeric data processor
IRQ81
IRQ190 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
1-36
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Hardware IRQ
System function
IRQ10
Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Series Chipset Family SMBUS Host
Controller – 1E22
IRQ16
Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced
Host Controller- 1E2D
Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Rott
Port2 – 1E12
Intel(R) 7 Management Engine Interface
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
XEON E3-1200/2nd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor
Family PCI Express Root Port - 0101
IRQ17
Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter
Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Rott
Port1 – 1E10
IRQ19
Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Rott
Port4 – 1E16
Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
IRQ22
High Definition Audio Controller
IRQ23
Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced
Host Controller
- 1E26
IRQ-5
Broadcom Netlink (TM) Gigibit Ethernet
IRQ-3
Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller
IRQ-2
Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
System IO Address Map
I/O address (hex)
System Function (shipping configuration)
0000 - 001F
Direct memory access controller
0000 - 0CF7
PCI bus
0020 – 0021
Programmable interrupt controller
0024 – 0025
Programmable interrupt controller
0028 – 0029
Programmable interrupt controller
002C – 002D
Programmable interrupt controller
002E – 002F
Motherboard resources
0030 – 0031
Programmable interrupt controller
0034 – 0035
Programmable interrupt controller
0038 – 0039
Programmable interrupt controller
003C – 003D
Programmable interrupt controller
0040 – 0043
System timer
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-37
I/O address (hex)
System Function (shipping configuration)
004E – 004F
Motherboard resources
0050 – 0053
System timer
0060 – 0060
Standard PS/2 Keyboard
0061 – 0061
Motherboard resources
0062 – 0062
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller
0063 – 0063
Motherboard resources
0064 – 0064
Standard PS/2 Keyboard
0065 – 0065
Motherboard resources
0066 – 0066
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller
0067 – 0067
Motherboard resources
0070 – 0070
Motherboard resources
0070 – 0077
System CMOS/real time clock
0080 – 0080
Motherboard resources
0081 - 0091
Direct memory access controller
0092 – 0092
Motherboard resources
0093 – 009F
Direct memory access controller
00A0 – 00A1
Programmable interrupt controller
00A4 – 00A5
Programmable interrupt controller
00A8 – 00A9
Programmable interrupt controller
00AC – 00AD
Programmable interrupt controller
00B0 – 00B1
Programmable interrupt controller
00B2 – 00B3
Motherboard resources
00B4 – 00B5
Programmable interrupt controller
00B8 – 00B9
Programmable interrupt controller
00BC – 00BD
Programmable interrupt controller
00C0 – 00DF
Direct memory access controller
00F0 – 00F0
Numeric data processor
03B0 – 03BB
Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
03C0 – 03DF
Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
0400 – 00B3
Motherboard resources
0454 – 0457
Motherboard resources
0458 – 047F
Motherboard resources
04D0 – 00B9
Programmable interrupt controller
1-38
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
I/O address (hex)
System Function (shipping configuration)
0500 – 057F
Motherboard resources
0680 – 069F
Motherboard resources
0D00 - FFFF
PCI bus
1000 – 100F
Motherboard resources
164E – 164F
Motherboard resources
2000 – 2FFF
Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port1
– 1E10
3000 – 3FFF
XEON E3-1200/2nd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor
Family PCI Express
Root Port 1 - 0101
3F80 – 3FFF
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
4000 – 403F
Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
4040 – 405F
Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Series Chipset Family SMBUS Host
Controller – 1E22
4060 – 407F
Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
4080 – 4087
Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
4088 – 408F
Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
4090 – 4093
Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
4094 – 4097
Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
0FFF – 0FFF
Motherboard resources
0FFF – 0FFF
Motherboard resources
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
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1-40
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
CHAPTER 2
System Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Navigating the BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-8
Boot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Exit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-13
BIOS Flash Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
DOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-15
WinFlash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-17
Remove HDD/BIOS Password Utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Remove HDD Password Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-18
Removing BIOS Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-20
Cleaning BIOS Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-21
Using DMI Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
LAN MAC EEPROM Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-29
2-2
System Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility
0
A hardware configuration program built into a computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/Output System).
Preconfigured and optimized so users do not need to run this utility. If configuration problems
occur, users may need to run Setup. Refer to Chapter 4, Troubleshooting when problem
arises.
To activate the BIOS Utility, press F2 during POST when prompted at the bottom of screen.
The default parameter of F12 Boot Menu is set to disabled. To change boot device without
entering BIOS Setup Utility, set the parameter to enabled.
To change boot device without entering the BIOS SETUP, Press <F12> during POST to enter
multi-boot menu.
Navigating the BIOS Utility
0
Five menu options are:
Information
Main
Security
Boot
Exit
To navigate through the following:
Menu - use the left and right arrow keys
Item - use the up and down arrow keys
Change parameter value - press F5 or F6.
Exit - Press Esc
Load default settings - press F9. Press F10 to save changes and exit BIOS Setup Utility
NOTE:
NOTE:
Parameter values can be changed if enclosed in square brackets [ ]. Navigation keys
appear at the bottom of the screen. Read parameter help carefully when making
changes to parameter values. Parameter help is found in the Item Specific Help area of
the screen. System information is subject to specific models.
System Utilities
2-3
BIOS
0
The following is a description of the tabs found on the InsydeH20 Setup Utility screen:
NOTE:
NOTE:
The screens provided are for reference only. Actual values may differ by model.
Information
0
This tab shows a summary of computer hardware information.
Figure 2-1.
2-4
BIOS Information
System Utilities
Table 2-1 describes the parameters shown in Figure 2-1
Table 2-1. Parameters
Parameter
Description
CPU Type
The CPU type and speed of the system.
CPU Speed
The speed of the CPU.
HDD Model Name
The model name of HDD installed on primary IDE master.
HDD Serial Number
The serial number of HDD installed on primary IDE master.
ATAPI Model Name
The model name of the installed ODD drive.
System BIOS
Version
Displays system BIOS version.
VGA BIOS Version
The VGA firmware version of the system.
Serial Number
The serial number of this unit.
Asset Tag Number
The asset tag number of the system.
Product Name
The product name of the system.
Manufacturer Name
The manufacturer Name of the system
UUID
Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) is an identifier standard used in
software construction, standardized by the Open Software Foundation
(OSF) as part of the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE).
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Main
0
This tab allows the user to set system time and date, enable or disable boot option and
enable or disable recovery.
Figure 2-2.
BIOS Main
Table 2-2 describes the parameters shown in Figure 2-2.
Table 2-2.
BIOS Main
Parameter
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Description
Format/Option
System
Time
Sets the system time. The hours are shown with
24-hour format.
Format: HH:MM:SS
(hour:minute:second)
System
Date
Sets the system date.
Format MM/DD/YYYY
(month/day/year)
Total
Memory
Shows the total memory available.
N/A
Video
Memory
Shows the available memory for Video.
N/A
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Table 2-2.
Parameter
(Continued)BIOS Main
Description
Format/Option
Quiet Boot
The notebook shows an illustration called the OEM
screen during system boot instead of the traditional
POST screen that shows the normal diagnostic
messages.
Enabled or Disabled
Network
Boot
Enables, disables the system boot from LAN (remote
server).
Enabled or Disabled
F12 Boot
Menu
Enables, disables Boot Menu during POST.
Enabled or Disabled
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.
Enabled or Disabled
SATA Mode
Control the mode in which the SATA controller should
operate.
AHCI or IDE
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Security
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This tab shows parameters that safeguard and protect the computer from unauthorized use.
Figure 2-3.
BIOS Security
Table 2-3 describes the parameters shown in Figure 2-3.
Table 2-3. BIOS Security
Parameter
Description
Option
Supervisor
Password Is
Shows the setting of the supervisor password
Clear or
Set
User Password Is
Shows the setting of the user password.
Clear or
Set
Set Supervisor
Password
Press Enter to set the supervisor password. When set, this
password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access.
The user can not either enter the Setup menu nor change the value
of parameters.
N/A
Set User Password
Press Enter to set the user password. When user password is set,
this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized
access. The user can enter Setup menu only and does not have right
to change the value of parameters.
N/A
Set HDD Password
Enter HDD Password.
N/A
Password on Boot
Defines whether a password is required or not while the events
defined in this group happened. The following sub-options are all
requires the Supervisor password for changes and should be grayed
out if the user password was used to enter setup.
Disabled
or
Enabled
NOTE:
When prompted to enter a password, three attempts are allowed before the system halts. Resetting
the BIOS password may require the computer be returned to the dealer.
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Setting a Password
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Perform the following to set the user or supervisor password:
1. Use the  and keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press
Enter key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears.
Figure 2-4.
Set Supervisor Password
2. Type a new password in the Enter New Password field. Password length is not to exceed
8 alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, not case sensitive). Retype the password in the
Confirm New Password field.
+
IMPORTANT:
Use care when typing a password. Characters do not appear on the screen.
3. Press Enter. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter
to Set.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Users can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter.
4. Press F10 to save changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
Removing a Password
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Perform the following:
1. Use the  and  keys to highlight Set Supervisor Password and press Enter. The Set
Supervisor Password box appears:
Figure 2-5.
Set Supervisor Password
2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter.
3. Press Enter twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New
Password fields. The computer then sets the Supervisor Password parameter to Clear.
4. Press F10 to save changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
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Changing a Password
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1. Use the  and keys to highlight Set Supervisor Password and press the Enter. The Set
Supervisor Password box appears.
Figure 2-6.
Set Supervisor Password
2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter.
3. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm
New Password field.
Figure 2-7.
Setup Notice
4. Press Enter. The computer sets User Password parameter to Set.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Users can enable the Password on boot parameter.
5. Press F10 to save changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
If the verification is OK, the screen will show as following.
Figure 2-8.
This Setup Warning
The password setting is complete after the user presses Enter.
If the current password entered does not match the actual current password, the screen will
show the Setup Warning (Figure 2-9).
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Figure 2-9.
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Setup Warning
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Boot
0
This tab allows changes to the order of boot devices used to load the operating system.
Bootable devices include the:
USB diskette drives
Onboard hard disk drive
DVD drive in the module bay
Use  and  keys to select a device and press F5 or F6 to move it up or down the list.
Figure 2-10. BIOS Boot
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Exit
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The Exit tab allows users to save or discard changes and quit the BIOS Utility.
Figure 2-11.
BIOS Exit
Table 2-4 describes the parameters in Figure 2-11.
Table 2-4. Exit Parameters
Parameter
Description
Exit Saving Changes
Exit System Setup and save changes to the system.
Exit Discarding Changes
Exit utility without saving setup data to.
Load Setup Default
Load default values for all setup item.
Discard Changes
Load previous values all setup items.
Save Changes
Save setup data.
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BIOS Flash Utilities
0
BIOS Flash memory updates are required for the following conditions:
New
versions of system programs
New
features or options
Restore
a BIOS when it becomes corrupted.
Use the Flash utility to update the system BIOS Flash ROM.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Create a Crisis Recovery Disc, if one is not available, before the Flash utility is used.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Do not install memory related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when the Flash is used.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Use the AC adaptor power supply when running the Flash utility. If battery pack does
not contain power to finish loading of the BIOS Flash, do not boot the system.
Perform the following to run the Flash:
1. Prepare a bootable diskette.
2. Copy the Flash utilities to the bootable diskette.
3. Boot the system from the bootable diskette.
NOTE:
NOTE:
The Flash utility has auto execution function.
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DOS Flash Utility
0
Perform the following to use the DOS Flash Utility:
1. Press F2 during boot to enter the Setup Menu.
2. Select Boot Menu to modify the boot priority order.
Example: If using USB HDD to Update BIOS, move USB HDD to position 1.
Figure 2-12. BIOS Boot
3. Execute the < UPDATE.BAT > batch file to update BIOS. The flash process begins as
shown in Figure 2-13.
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Figure 2-13. DOS Flash
4. In flash BIOS, the message Please do not remove AC Power Source is shown.
NOTE:
NOTE:
If AC power is not connected, the following message (Figure 2-14) is shown.
Figure 2-14. AC Power Warning
NOTE:
NOTE:
Plug in the AC power to continue.
5. Flash is complete when the message Flash Programming Complete is shown.
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WinFlash Utility
0
Perform the following to use the WinFlash Utility:
1. Double click the WinFlash executable.
2. Click OK to begin the update. A progress screen is shown (Figure 2-15).
Figure 2-15. InsydeFlash
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Remove HDD/BIOS Password Utilities
0
This section provides details for removing HDD/BIOS passwords.
Remove HDD Password Utilities
0
This section provides details for removing HDD passwords.
Remove HDD Password as follows:
NOTE:
NOTE:
If the HDD password is incorrectly entered three times, an error is generated, you will
see below menu (Figure 2-16).
Figure 2-16. HDD Security
To reset the HDD password, perform the followings:
1. Select Enter Unlock Password option.
Figure 2-17. Select Item
NOTE:
NOTE:
An Encode key is generated for unlocking utilities. Make note if this key.
Figure 2-18. Unlock Password
2. Execute the UnlockHD.EXE file to create the unlock code in DOS Mode using the format
<UnlockHD [Encode code] > with the code noted in the previous step.
Example: UnlockHD 84756887
The command generates a password which can be used for unlocking the HDD.
Password: 38534209
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Enter the password from the Step 1 to unlock the HDD (Figure 2-19).
Figure 2-19. Unlock Password
NOTE:
NOTE:
After customer clearing the HDD password, HDD maybe in “Frozen” state. Please
power off system. Then, power on to Win system, HDD Password will be in normal.
Figure 2-20. HDD Password Frozen
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Removing BIOS Passwords
0
To clear User or Supervisor passwords, open the DIMM door and use a metal instrument to
short the RTCRST# point.(Figure 2-21 and Figure 2-22)
Figure 2-21. CMOS Jumper
Figure 2-22. CMOS Jumper
r
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Cleaning BIOS Passwords
0
When customer forgets the BIOS supervisor/user password, he could clear the password as
below:
1. Prepare a USB flash disk with FAT32 file system and copy Disablepassword.efi file to root
directory.
2. After pressing power button, to hold Ctrl and Alt key and then continually stroke Enter key
until POST LOGO finish.
3. System will display “Press Y or y key to clear BIOS password.”.
4. After press Y/y key, BIOS will clear BIOS password and reboot system.
Figure 2-23. Clear BIOS Password
The on screen message indicates the function success.
NOTE:
NOTE:
This document is for Pegatron Acer project in 2012.
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Using DMI Tools
0
The DMI (Desktop Management Interface) Tool copies BIOS information to EEPROM. Used
in the DMI pool for hardware management.
1. Execute < MN.bat > to update SMBIOS Type 1 Manufacturer Name(Figure 2-23).
Figure 2-24. Manufacture Name
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2. Execute < PN.bat > to update SMBIOS Type 1 Product Name(Figure 2-24).
Figure 2-25. Update Product Name
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3. Execute < SN.bat > to update SMBIOS Type 1 Serial Number(Figure 2-25).
Figure 2-26. Update Serial Number
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4. Execute < AT.bat > to update SMBIOS Type 3 Asset Tag Number(Figure 2-26).
Figure 2-27. Update Asset Tag
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5. Execute < RU.bat > to read SMBIOS Type 1 UUID(Figure 2-27).
Figure 2-28. Read UUID
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6. Execute < WU.bat > to write SMBIOS Type 1 UUID(Figure 2-28).
Figure 2-29. Write UUID
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7. Execute < GU.bat > to generate and write SMBIOS Type 1 UUID (Figure 2-29).
Figure 2-30. Generate and write UUID
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LAN MAC EEPROM Utility
0
LAN EEPROM Utility enables to change the MAC address.
Perfer the following steps to use the LAN EEPROM Utility:
1. Create a DOS bootable USB HDD.
2. Copy the AN MAC EEPROM Utility to the HDD and remove the HDD form the computer.
3. Reboot the computer and press F2 during the boot sequence to enter the setup menu.
4. Select the Boot menu item and move the entry “USB HDD” to the first position. Refer to
Boot.
5. Insert the USB HDD and reboot the computer.
6. At the command prompt, navigate to the C Root folder.
7. Run B57diag –b57eng(Figure 2-31).
Figure 2-31. Execute MAC TOOL
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8. Enter Broadcom utility screen, then key in “secfg” command to show configuration screen.
Figure 2-32. Broadcom utility screen
9. Enter configuration
Figure 2-33. Configuration Screen
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10. You can see the current MAC address in item1 and key in “1” to edit MAC address
Figure 2-34. Edit MAC address
11. The new MAC address had changed in item1
Figure 2-35. MAC address Changed
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12. Key in “x” key to save and exit configuration
Figure 2-36. Exit configuration
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13. Key in “q” to exit Broadcom program
Figure 2-37. Exit Broadcom program
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CHAPTER 3
Machine Maintenance
Machine Disassembly and Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Recommended Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Replacement Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Pre-disassembly Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
External Module Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
External Modules Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Removing the Dummy Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Removing the HDD Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Removing the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Removing the DIMM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Removing the SSD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Removing the WLAN Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
Removing the ODD Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Main Unit Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Removing the Top Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Removing battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Removing the Power switch board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-29
Remove the card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30
Remove the cables from the Mainboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-31
Removing the Mainboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-34
Removing the Thermal module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-36
Removing the Bluetooth Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-38
Removing the Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-39
LCD Module Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-41
LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-41
Removing the LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-42
Removing the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-46
Removing the Camera Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-48
LCD Reassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-49
Replacing the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-49
Replacing the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-50
Replacing the LCD Bezel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-52
Replacing the Bluetooth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-53
Replacing the Speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-54
Replacing the DC-IN cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-56
Replacing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-57
Replacing the Mainboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-59
Replacing the LCD Module & Cables to Mainboard . . . . . . . . 3-60
3-2
Replacing the Card reader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-63
Replacing the Power Switch board&Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-64
Replacing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-67
Replacing the ODD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-73
Replacing the WLAN Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-76
Replacing the SSD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-78
Replacing the DIMM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-79
Replacing the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-80
Replacing the Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-81
Replacing the Dummy Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-82
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3-4
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
0
This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook
computer for maintenance and troubleshooting.
Cable paths and positioning may not represent the actual model. During the removal and
installation of the components, ensure all available cable channels and clips are used and
that the cables are replaced in the same position.
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.
The product previews seen in the disassembly procedures may not represent the final
product color or configuration.
Recommended Equipment
0
To disassemble the computer, the following tools are suggested:
Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge
Flat screwdriver
Philips screwdriver
Plastic flat screwdriver
Plastic tweezers
Cyanoacrylate glue
Replacement Requirements
NOTE:
0
NOTE:
Cabling and components require adhesive to be applied during the replacement and
reassembly process.
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Pre-disassembly Instructions
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Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure to do the following:
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.
Figure 3-1.
AC Adapter
3. Place the system on a flat, stable surface.
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Disassembly Process
0
The disassembly process is divided into the following sections:
External components disassembly
Main unit disassembly
LCD module disassembly
The flowcharts provided in the succeeding disassembly sections illustrate the entire
disassembly sequence. Observe the order of the sequence to avoid damage to any of the
hardware components. For example, when removing the mainboard, remove first the
keyboard, and LCD module then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.
Table 3-1. Main Screw List
Screw
Quantity
Acer Part Number
M2*2.5 Ni
6
86.W750U.003
M2*3 Ni
35
86.RY8N5.006
M2.5*5 Ni
7
86.B050U.001
M2*2 Ni
5
86.RY8N5.003
M2*6 Ni
10
86.RN60U.002
M2*2L+4.2MM Ni
4
86.RY8N5.001
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External Module Disassembly Process
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Table 3-2. Screw List
Step
Screw
Quantity
Part No.
WLAN Module Disassembly
M2*3
1
86.RY8N5.006
SSD Module Disassembly
M2*3
1
86.RY8N5.006
ODD Module Disassembly
M2*3
1
86.RY8N5.006
ODD Bracket Disassembly
M2*2.5
2
86.W750U.003
External Modules Disassembly Flowchart
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Dummy Card
HDD Door
HDD
DIMM Module
SSD Module
WLAN Module
ODD Module
ODD Bezel
Figure 3-2.
3-8
External Module Disassembly Flowchart
ODD Bracket
Removing the Dummy Card
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1. Press the dummy card in to allow it to spring out.
Figure 3-3.
Dummy Card
2. Pull the dummy card out.
Figure 3-4.
Dummy Card
3-9
Removing the HDD Door
1. Loosen the 3 captive screws.
Figure 3-5.
HDD Door Screws
2. Lift the HDD door to remove.
Figure 3-6.
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HDD Door
0
Removing the HDD Module
0
1. Using tweezers, lift the pull tab out if lodged behind the HDD.
2. Hold the tab and lift the HDD.
Figure 3-7.
HDD Module
3. Disconnect the HDD and the SATA cable.
Figure 3-8.
HDD Module
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Removing the DIMM Module
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1. Using fingers, push the memory module clips outwards.
Figure 3-9.
DIMM Module
2. Hold the module and pull the DIMM module from the connector.
3. Repeat for additional modules if present.
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Removing the SSD Module
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1. Remove the only one screw .
Figure 3-10. SSD Module
Table 3-3. Screws
Step
Screw
SSD module Disassembly
M2*3Ni
Quantity
Screw Type
1
2. Remove the SSD module.
Figure 3-11.
SSD Module
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Removing the WLAN Module
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1. Disconnect the two cables from the WLAN module.
+
IMPORTANT:
Note the position of the Main (black) and Auxiliary (white) connectors.
Figure 3-12. WLAN Module
2. Remove the screw and ensure the cables are well clear of the module.
Figure 3-13. WLAN Module
Table 3-4. Screws
Step
WLAN Module Disassembly
3-14
Screw
M2*3
Quantity
1
Screw Type
3. Pull the WLAN module out and away.
Figure 3-14. WLAN Module
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Removing the ODD Module
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1. Remove the screw from the ODD module.
Figure 3-15. ODD Module
Table 3-5. Screws
Step
ODD Module Disassembly
Screw
M2*3
2. Pull the ODD completely out of the bay.
Figure 3-16. ODD Module
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Quantity
1
Screw Type
3. Remove the 2 screws from the ODD bracket.
Figure 3-17. ODD Module
Table 3-6. Screws
Step
ODD Bracket Disassembly
Screw
M2*2.5
Quantity
Screw Type
2
4. Remove the ODD bracket.
Figure 3-18. ODD Bracket
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5. Pry the ODD bezel off the ODD module.
Figure 3-19. ODD Bezel
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Main Unit Disassembly Process
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Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart
0
Top Case
Click Pad Bracket
Keyboard
Battery
Power Switch Board
Touch Pad
Card Reader
LCD Module
Cables from MB
Main Board
Thermal Module
Bluetooth
Speaker
DC-in Bracket
DC-in Connector
Figure 3-20. Main Unit DIsassembly Flowchart
Table 3-7. Screws
Step
Bottom case Disassembly
Screw
Quantity
Part No.
M2*6
10
86.RN60U.002
M2*3 Ni
1
86.RY8N5.006
Click pad Disassembly
M2*3 Ni
2
86.RY8N5.006
Touchpad Board Disassembly
M2*2 Ni
2
86.RY8N5.003
Keyboard Disassembly
M2*2
3
86.RY8N5.003
M2*3 Ni
16
86.RY8N5.006
Battery Disassembly
M2*3 Ni
1
86.RY8N5.006
Card reader Disassembly
M2*3 Ni
2
86.RY8N5.006
LCD module Disassembly
M2.5*5 Ni
5
86.B050U.001
Mainboard Module
M2*3 Ni
4
86.RY8N5.006
Thermal Module
M2*3 Ni
6
86.RY8N5.006
Fan to Bottom case
M2.5*5
2
86.B050U.001
Speaker Disassembly
M2*2L+4.2MM Ni
4
86.RY8N5.001
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Removing the Top Case
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1. Remove the 11 screws in the Bottom case.
Figure 3-21. Screws on Bottom Case
Table 3-8. Screws
Step
Bottom Case Disassembly
Screw
M2*6 (red callout)
10
M2*3 Ni (green callout)
1
2. Separate the top case from the bottom case.
Figure 3-22. Top Case
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Quantity
Screw Type
3. Turn the top case over. Lift up the top case, starting from the top edge.
Figure 3-23. Top Case
4. Disconnect the cable from the top case to Mainboard (FFC).
a. Unlock the FFC
b. Disconnect the cable.
a
b
Figure 3-24. Touchpad FFC & Keyboard FFC
3-21
5. Disconnect the FFC cable from touch pad.
Figure 3-25. Touchpad module
+
IMPORTANT:
Take care of the dotted line box to tear down the touch pad cable from the
Touch pad.
6. Romve 4 screws from touch pad.
Figure 3-26. Touchpad module
Table 3-9. Screws
Step
Touchpad Disassembly
3-22
Screw
Quantity
M2*2 Ni(red callout)
2
M2*3 Ni (green callout)
2
Screw Type
7. Lift the clickpad bracket and remove.
Figure 3-27. Touchpad module
8. Remove the touch pad.
Figure 3-28. Touchpad module
3-23
9. Remove the AL foil on the keyboard.
Figure 3-29. Keyboard module
10. Remove the 19 screws from the keyboard.
Figure 3-30. Keyboard module
Table 3-10.
Screws
Step
Keyboard Disassembly
3-24
Screw
Quantity
M2*2 Ni(green callout)
3
M2*3 Ni (red callout)
16
Screw Type
11. Remove the keyboard from the top case.
Figure 3-31. Keyboard module
3-25
Removing battery
1. Disconnect the battery cable from Mainboard.
Figure 3-32. Battery cable
2. Lift the card reader cable from Mainboard,remove the SATA cable.
Figure 3-33. Card reader SATA cable
3. Lift the card reader cable from card reader and then remove.
Figure 3-34. Card reader SATA cable
3-26
0
4. Release the locking latch for the power switch cable.
5. Remove the FFC cable.
Figure 3-35. Power switch Cable
6. Remove the screw from the battery and lift the power switch cable up from the battery.
Figure 3-36. Battery module
Table 3-11.
Screws
Step
Battery module Disassembly
Screw
M2*3Ni
Quantity
Screw Type
1
7. Lift the battery and remove it.
3-27
Figure 3-37. Battery module
3-28
Removing the Power switch board
0
1. Use a flat plastic tool to unlock the corner of the power switch board.
Figure 3-38. Power Switch Board
+
IMPORTANT:
Take care not to damage the FFC and power switch board during removal.
3-29
Remove the card reader
0
1. Remove the two screws from the card reader.
Figure 3-39. Card reader
Table 3-12.
Screws
Step
Carder reader Disassembly
Screw
M2*3
2. Lift the card reader then remove.
Figure 3-40. Card reader
3-30
Quantity
2
Screw Type
Remove the cables from the Mainboard
0
1. Remove the HDD SATA cable from the Mainboard.
Figure 3-41. HDD SATA cable
2. Disconnect the speaker cable from the Mainboard.
Figure 3-42. Speaker cable
3. Disconnect the bluetooth cable from Mainboard.
3-31
Figure 3-43. Bluetooth cable
4. Disconnect the LVDS cable from the Mainboard.
Figure 3-44. LVDS Cable
Figure 3-45. LVDS Cable
+
IMPORTANT:
3-32
Take care not to damage the cable during removal.
5. Remove the LCD module.
Figure 3-46. LCD module
Table 3-13.
Screws
Step
LCD module Disassembly
Screw
M2.5*5
Quantity
Screw Type
5
3-33
Removing the Mainboard
0
1. Remove the 7 screws from the Mainboard.
Figure 3-47. Mainboard
Table 3-14.
Screws
Step
Mainboard Disassembly
Screw
Quantity
M2.5*5 Ni(green callout)
2
M2*3 Ni (red callout)
4
2. Lift Mainboard from the bottom case and take it over.
Figure 3-48. Mainboard
3. Disconnect the DC-in cable(lift it up vertically) and then take it away.
3-34
Screw Type
Figure 3-49. DC-in cable
4. Remove the DC-in bracket and then take it away.
Figure 3-50. DC-in cable
5. Remove the DC-in connector and then take it away.
Figure 3-51. DC-in cable
3-35
Removing the Thermal module
0
1. Disconnect the cable of the fan from Mainboard.
Figure 3-52. Thermal module
2. Remove 6 screws from the thermal module.
Figure 3-53. Thermal module
Table 3-15.
Screws
Step
Thermal module Disassembly
3-36
Screw
M2*3
Quantity
6
Screw Type
3. Lift the thermal module and take it away.
Figure 3-54. Thermal Module
3-37
Removing the Bluetooth Board
1. Lift the bluetooth and move it away.
Figure 3-55. Bluetooth Board
3-38
0
Removing the Speakers
0
1. Remove the speaker.
Figure 3-56. Speakers
2. Remove the 2 screws from the speakers.
Figure 3-57. Speakers
Table 3-16.
Screws
Step
Speakers Disassembly
Screw
M2*2L+4.2MM Ni
Quantity
Screw Type
4
3-39
3. Remove the speakers and cable.
Figure 3-58. Speakers
3-40
LCD Module Disassembly Process
0
LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart
0
LCD Module
LCD Bezel
LCD Panel
Camera Module
Figure 3-59. LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart
Table 3-17.
Screws
Step
LCD Glass Panel Disassembly
Screw
M2*2.5
Quantity
4
Part No.
86.W750U.003
3-41
Removing the LCD Bezel
0
1. Disassembly sequence of LCD moudle, and then take off LCD bezel.
Figure 3-60. LCD Bezel
2. Hold the edge firmly. Apply force with thumb in +Z direction, and with the other 4 fingers in
–Y direction.
Figure 3-61. LCD Bezel
3. Hold firmly the right edge of LCD module. Apply force with thumb in +Z direction, and with
the other 4 fingers in –X direction.
3-42
Figure 3-62. LCD Bezel
4. Hold firmly the left edge of LCD module. Apply force with thumb in +Z direction, and with
the other 4 fingers in +X direction.
Figure 3-63. LCD Bezel
5. Put the edge of thumb nail into the gap of both hinge cap plastic parts, and move the
thumb nail back and forth in the direction shown below to disengage the latch.
3-43
Figure 3-64. LCD Bezel
6. Press center area of the bottom edge with left fingers, then push the edge of the hinge cap
with thumb of the right hand in +Y direction, and apply force with index finger and middle
finger in +Z direction.
Figure 3-65. LCD Bezel
7. 3-2 Repeat 3-1 and disengage the latches one at a time, from right side all the way to the
left.
Figure 3-66. LCD Bezel
8. Take LCD bezel away.
3-44
Figure 3-67. LCD Bezel
3-45
Removing the LCD Panel
0
1. Remove the LCD panel.
Figure 3-68. LCD Panel
2. Remove the 4 screws on the LCD panel.
Figure 3-69. LCD Pane
+
IMPORTANT:
Do not remove the screws on the hinge&LCD cover.
Table 3-18.
Screws
Step
LCD Panel Disassembly
3-46
Screw
M2*2.5
Quantity
4
Screw Type
3. Lift the LCD panel out of the module.
Figure 3-70. LCD Panel
!
CAUTION:
To avoid damage, make sure all cables near the hinge are free and clear to move.
4. Turn the LCD panel over, then disconnect the LVDS cable.
Figure 3-71. LCD Panel
3-47
Removing the Camera Board
1. Disconnect the camera cable.
Figure 3-72. Camera Board
2. Pry the camera board away from the module.
Figure 3-73. Camera Board
3-48
0
LCD Reassembly Procedure
Replacing the Camera
0
0
1. Place the camera on the LCD cover.
Figure 3-74. Camera
2. Connect the LVDS cable to the camera module.
Figure 3-75. Camera
3-49
Replacing the LCD Panel
0
1. Connect the LVDS cable to the panel and bond the mylar to secure the connector.
Figure 3-76. LCD Panel
2. Place the LCD panel on the LCD cover.
Figure 3-77. LCD Panel
!
CAUTION:
To avoid damage, make sure all cables near the hinge are free and clear to move.
3. Secure the 4 screws on the LCD panel.
3-50
Figure 3-78. LCD Panel
Table 3-19.
Screws
Step
LCD Panel Assembly
Screw
M2*2.5
Quantity
Screw Type
4
3-51
Replacing the LCD Bezel
1. Place the bezel onto the LCD module.
Figure 3-79. LCD Bezel
Figure 3-80. LCD Bezel
3-52
0
Replacing the Bluetooth
0
1. Place the Bluetooth into the socket.
Figure 3-81. Bluetooth
3-53
Replacing the Speakers
0
1. Place the left speaker assembly into the bottom case.
Figure 3-82. Speakers
2. Secure 2 screws to the left speaker.
Figure 3-83. Speakers
Table 3-20.
Screws
Step
Speaker Assembly
Screw
M2*2L+4.2MM
Ni
3. Place the right speaker into the bottom case.
3-54
Quantity
2
Screw Type
Figure 3-84. Speakers
4. Secure 2 screws to the right speaker.
Figure 3-85. Speakers
Table 3-21.
Screws
Step
Speaker Assembly
Screw
M2*2L+4.2MM
Ni
Quantity
Screw Type.
2
3-55
Replacing the DC-IN cable
0
1. Place the DC-in cable into the bottom case,and place the cable in the cable clip.
Figure 3-86. DC-in cable
2. Place the DC-in bracket on the DC-in connector.
Figure 3-87. DC-in cable
3-56
Replacing the Thermal Module
+
0
IMPORTANT:
Apply a suitable thermal grease and ensure all heat pads are in place before
replacing the thermal module.
The following thermal grease types are approved for use:
N302 I-Connosseur
Honeywell
The following thermal pads are approved for use:
Eapus XR-PE
1. Align the screw holes on the thermal module and mainboard then replace the module.
Keep the module as level as possible to spread the thermal grease evenly.
Figure 3-88. Thermal Module
3-57
2. Replace the 6 screws to secure the thermal module in place.
Figure 3-89. Thermal Module
Table 3-22.
Screws
Step
Thermal module
Disassembly
Screw
M2*3 Ni
3. Connect the fan cable to the mainboard.
Figure 3-90. Thermal Module
3-58
Quantity
6
Screw Type.
Replacing the Mainboard
0
1. Slide the main board external connector edge in first to the bottom case, then lower into
place.
Figure 3-91. Main board
2. Replace 7 screws on the mainboard.
Figure 3-92. Mainboard
Table 3-23.
Screws
Step
Mainboard Disassembly
Screw
Quantity
M2.5*5 Ni(green callout)
2
M2*3 Ni (red callout)
4
Screw Type
3-59
Replacing the LCD Module & Cables to Mainboard
0
1. Place the LCD module onto the bottom case.
2. Secure the 5 securing screws to the lower cover.
Figure 3-93. LCD Module
Table 3-24.
Screws
Step
LCD Module Assembly
Size
M2.5*5
Quantity
5
3. Connect the LVDS cable to the mainboard.
3-60
Screw Type
Figure 3-94. LVDS Cable
Figure 3-95. LVDS Cables
4. Connect the bluetooth cable to the main board.
Figure 3-96. Bluetooth cable
3-61
5. Connect the Speaker cable to the mainboard.
Figure 3-97. Speaker cable
6. Connect the HDD cable to the mainboard.
Figure 3-98. HDD SATA Cable
3-62
Replacing the Card reader
0
1. Place the card reader board in the bottom case.
Figure 3-99. card reader
2. Secure the 2 screws on the card reader.
Figure 3-100.
Table 3-25.
Card reader
Screws
Step
Carder reader Assembly
Screw
M2*3
Quantity
Screw Type
2
3-63
Replacing the Power Switch board&Battery
1. Secure the locking latch for the power switch board.
Figure 3-101.
Power switch board
2. Place the battery into the bottom case.
Figure 3-102.
Battery
3. Secure the screw on battery.
Figure 3-103.
3-64
Battery
0
Table 3-26.
Screws
Step
Screw
Battery module Disassembly
M2*3Ni
Quantity
Screw Type
1
4. Connect the card reader cable on card reader.
Figure 3-104.
Card reader cable
5. Connect the card reader cable on main board.
Figure 3-105.
Card reader cable
3-65
6. Connect the power switch cable on the main board.
Figure 3-106.
Power switch cable
7. Connect the Battery cable to the main board.
Figure 3-107.
3-66
Battery cable
Replacing the Keyboard
0
1. Place the keyboard on the top case as below picture shows.
Figure 3-108.
Keyboard
2. Secure the 17 screws on the keyboard.
Figure 3-109.
Table 3-27.
Keyboard module
Screws
Step
Keyboard Disassembly
Screw
Quantity
M2*2 Ni(green callout)
3
M2*3 Ni (red callout)
16
Screw Type
3-67
3. Place the AL foil on the keyboard.
Figure 3-110.
Keyboard
4. Place the touch pad on the top case.
Figure 3-111.
3-68
Touch pad module
5. Replace the click pad bracket on the touch pad.
Figure 3-112.
Click pad bracket
6. Secrue the 4screws on the touch pad.
Figure 3-113.
Table 3-28.
Touch pad module
Screws
Step
Touchpad Disassembly
Screw
Quantity
M2*2 Ni(red callout)
2
M2*3 Ni (green callout)
2
Screw Type
3-69
7. Connect the touch pad cable with the touch pad.
Figure 3-114.
Touch pad FFC cable
8. Connect the keyboard FFC cable on the main board.
Figure 3-115.
3-70
Keyboard FFC Cable
9. Connect the touch pad cable on the main board.
Figure 3-116.
Touch Pad Cable
10. Turn over the top case and install the top case to bottom case.
Figure 3-117.
Top case
3-71
11. Secure the 11 screws in the bottom case.
Figure 3-118.
Table 3-29.
Screws
Step
Bottom Case Disassembly
3-72
Bottom case
Screw
Quantity
M2*6 (red callout)
10
M2*3 Ni (green callout)
1
Screw Type
Replacing the ODD Module
0
1. Replace the ODD bezel.
Figure 3-119.
ODD Module
2. Replace the ODD bracket.
Figure 3-120.
ODD Module
3-73
3. Replace the 2 screws of the ODD bracket.
Figure 3-121.
Table 3-30.
ODD Bracket
Screws
Step
ODD Bracket Assembly
Screw
M2*2.5
Quantity
2
4. Push the ODD completely into the bay until flush with the bottom case.
Figure 3-122.
3-74
ODD Module
Screw Type
5. Replace the screw to secure the ODD module.
Figure 3-123.
Table 3-31.
ODD Module
Screw
Step
ODD Module Assembly
Screw
M2*3
Quantity
Screw Type
1
3-75
Replacing the WLAN Module
0
1. Insert the WLAN module into the connector.
Figure 3-124.
WLAN Module
2. Replace the screw on the WLAN module.
Figure 3-125.
Table 3-32.
Screws
Step
WLAN Module Assembly
3-76
WLAN Module
Screw
M2*3 Ni
Quantity
1
Screw Type
3. Connect the WLAN antenna cables.
Figure 3-126.
+
WLAN Module
IMPORTANT:
Note the position of the Main (black) and Auxiliary (white) connectors.
3-77
Replacing the SSD Module
0
1. Insert the SSD module into the connector.
Figure 3-127.
SSD Module
2. Replace the screw on the SSD module.
Figure 3-128.
Table 3-33.
Screws
Step
SSD Module Assembly
3-78
SSD Module
Screw
M2*3 Ni
Quantity
1
Screw Type
Replacing the DIMM Module
0
1. Slide the DIMM modules into the mainboard connectors.
Figure 3-129.
DIMM Module
2. Press down until the locking springs click into place.
Figure 3-130.
DIMM Module
3-79
Replacing the HDD Module
0
1. Connect the HDD to the HDD SATA cable.
Figure 3-131.
HDD module
2. Hold the tab and slide the HDD firmly into the docking.
Figure 3-132.
3-80
HDD module
Replacing the Door
0
1. Insert the HDD door edge flanges into the slots.
Figure 3-133.
HDD Door
2. Replace the 3 screws.
Figure 3-134.
HDD Door Screws
3-81
Replacing the Dummy Card
1. Insert the Dummy card in until it clicks into place.
Figure 3-135.
3-82
Dummy Card
0
CHAPTER 4
Troubleshooting
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Power On Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-4
No Display Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5
LCD Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-7
Keyboard Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-8
Touchpad Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-9
Internal & External Speaker Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-10
Microphone Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-12
USB Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-13
WLAN Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-14
Card Reader Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-15
Thermal Unit Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-16
HDMI and CRT Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-17
CD-ROM/DVD Failure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-18
Other Functions Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-19
Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
Post Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
POST Code Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-20
4-2
Troubleshooting
Introduction
0
This chapter contains information about troubleshooting common problems associated with
the notebook.
General Information
0
The following procedures are a guide for troubleshooting computer problems. The step by
step procedures are designed to be performed as described.
NOTE:
NOTE:
The diagnostic tests are intended for Acer products only. Non-Acer products, prototype
cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses.
1. Obtain as much detailed information as possible about the problem.
2. If possible, verify the symptoms by re-creating the failure through diagnostic tests or
repeating the operation that led to the problem.
3. Use Table 4-1 with the verified symptom to determine the solution.
Table 4-1. Common Problems
Symptoms (Verified)
Power On Issues
No Display Issues
LCD Failure
Keyboard Failure
Touchpad Failure
Internal & External Speaker Failure
Microphone Failure
USB Failure
WLAN Failure
Card Reader Failure
Thermal Unit Failure
HDMI and CRT Failure
CD-ROM/DVD Failure
Other Functions Failure
Intermittent Problems
Undetermined Problems
4. If the Issue is still not resolved, refer to Online Support Information.
Troubleshooting
4-3
Power On Issues
0
If the system does not power on, perform the following, one at a time, to correct the problem.
Do not replace a non-defective FRU:
Start
OK
Check
AC/Battery
Power on
NG
Swap AC/Battery
OK
Check
Daughter BD &
FFC
NG
Swap
Daughter BD
& Re-plug PWR
FFC
Swap MB
Figure 4-1.
Power On Issue
Please wait for 3 min. after removing all power (AC adapter and Battery), then re-insert to try
power on.
Computer Shuts Down Intermittently
0
If the system powers off at intervals, perform the following.
1. Makes sure the power cable is properly connected to the computer and the electrical
outlet.
2. Remove all extension cables between the computer and the outlet.
3. Remove all surge protectors between the computer and the electrical outlet. Plug the
computer directly into a known serviceable electrical outlet.
4. Disconnect the power and open the casing to check the Thermal Unit (refer to Thermal
Unit Failure) and fan airways are free of obstructions.
5. Remove all external and non-essential hardware connected to the computer that are not
necessary to boot the computer to the failure point.
6. Remove any recently installed software.
7. If the Issue is still not resolved, refer to Online Support Information.
4-4
Troubleshooting
No Display Issues
0
If the Display does not work, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU:
START
NG
LCD Moduel
OK?
Replace LCD
Panel/LCD Cable
Replace MB
Figure 4-2.
Power On?
NG
Power On Issue
Ext.DDRRAM
Module well
connected?
NG
Check Connection
Ext DDRRAM
Module OK?
NG
Replace
Ext. DDRRAM
Module
CPU Thermal
Module well
screwed?
NG
Fasten Screw
No Display Issue
No POST or Video
0
If the POST or video does not appear, perform the following, one at a time.
1. Make sure that internal display is selected. Switching between internal and external by
pressing Fn+F5. Reference Product pages for specific model procedures.
2. Make sure the computer has power by checking for one of the following:
Fans
start up
Status
LEDs illuminate
If no power, refer to Power On Issues.
3. Drain stored power by removing the power cable and battery. Hold the power button for 10
seconds.
4. Connect the power and reboot the computer.
Troubleshooting
4-5
5. Connect an external monitor to the computer and switch between the internal display and
the external display is by pressing Fn+F5.
6. If the POST or video appears on the external display only, refer to LCD Failure.
7. Disconnect power and all external devices including port replicators or docking stations.
Remove any memory cards and CD/DVD discs.
8. Start the computer. If the computer boots correctly, add the devices one by one until the
failure point is discovered.
9. Re-set the memory modules.
10. Remove the drives (refer to Disassembly Process).
11. If the Issue is still not resolved, refer to Online Support Information.
Abnormal Video
0
If the video appears abnormal, perform the following, one at a time.
1. Boot the computer.
If
permanent vertical/horizontal lines or dark spots appear in the same location, the
LCD is faulty and should be replaced. Refer to Disassembly Process.
If
extensive pixel damage is present (different colored spots in the same locations on
the screen), the LCD is faulty and should be replaced. Refer to Disassembly Process.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Make sure that the computer is not running on battery alone as this may reduce display
brightness.
2. Adjust the brightness to its highest level. Refer to the User Manual for instructions on
adjusting the settings. If the display is too dim at the highest brightness setting, the LCD is
faulty and should be replaced. Refer to Disassembly Process.
3. Check the display resolution is correctly configured:
Minimize
or close all Windows.
If
display size is only abnormal in an application, check the view settings and
control/mouse wheel zoom feature in the application.
If
desktop display resolution is not normal, right-click on the desktop and select
Personalize Display Settings.
Click
and drag the Resolution slider to the desired resolution.
Click
Apply and check the display. Readjust if necessary.
4. Roll back the video driver to the previous version if updated.
5. Remove and reinstall the video driver.
6. Check the Device Manager to determine that:
The
device is properly installed. There are no red Xs or yellow exclamation marks
There
No
are no device conflicts
hardware is listed under Other Devices
7. If the Issue is still not resolved, refer to Online Support Information.
8. Run the Windows Memory Diagnostic from the operating system DVD and follow the
on-screen prompts.
9. If the Issue is still not resolved, refer to Online Support Information.
4-6
Troubleshooting
LCD Failure
0
If the LCD fails, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:
START
Check
LCD Module
NG
Swap LCD
Module/LCD
Panel
Check LCD
Connector/
Cable
NG
Reassemble/Replug LCD Cable
Swap MB
Figure 4-3.
Troubleshooting
LCD Failure
4-7
Keyboard Failure
0
If the Keyboard fails, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective
FRU:
START
Keyboard FFC
Well Connected?
NG
Connect it Well
Keyboard Ok?
NG
Replace Keyboard
Replace M/B
Figure 4-4.
4-8
Keyboard Failure
Troubleshooting
Touchpad Failure
0
If the Touchpad fails, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective
FRU:
START
Check MB T/P
FFC
NG
Reassemble the
T/P FFC to MB
Check
Touchpad
NG
Swap/Reassemble
the T/P Pad or T/P
FFC
Swap MB
Figure 4-5.
Troubleshooting
Touchpad Failure
4-9
Internal & External Speaker Failure
0
If internal Speakers fail, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective
FRU:
START
START
CheckMB
SPKcable
NG
Reassemblethe
SPKcabletoMB
Check I/OBoard
Connection
NG
Reassemble I/O
BoardFPC
CheckSPK
module
NG
SwapReassemble
TheSPKmodule
Check I/O
BoardOK?
NG
SwapI/OBoard
SwapMB
SwapMB
Figure 4-6.
Internal Speaker Failure
Sound Problems
0
Perform the following, one at a time.
1. Boot the computer.
2. Navigate to Start Control Panel System and Security System Device Manager.
Check the Device Manager to determine that:
The
device is properly installed
There
are no red X or yellow exclamation marks
There
are no device conflicts
No
hardware is listed under Other Devices
3. If updated recently, roll back the audio driver to the previous version.
4. Remove and reinstall the audio driver.
5. Make sure that all volume controls are set mid range:
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Click
the volume icon on the task bar
Drag
the slider to 50. Confirm that the volume is not muted.
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Click
Mixer to verify that other audio applications are set to 50 and not muted.
6. Navigate to Start Control Panel Hardware and Sound Sound. Confirm that
Speakers are selected as the default audio device (green check mark).
NOTE:
NOTE:
If Speakers do not show, right-click on the Playback tab and select Show Disabled
Devices (clear by default).
7. Select Speakers and click Configure to start Speaker Setup. Follow the on-screen prompts
to configure the speakers.
8. Remove any recently installed hardware or software.
9. Restore system and file settings from a known good date using System Restore.
10. If the issue is remains, repeat step 9, selecting an earlier time and date.
11. Reinstall the Operating System.
12. Connect a set of earphones or external speakers. If these function correctly, the internal
speaker or I/O board may be defective. If they do not function correctly, the mother board
may be defective or damaged.
13. If the Issue is still not resolved, refer to Online Support Information.
Troubleshooting
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Microphone Failure
0
If internal or external Microphones fail, perform the following, one at a time.
Start
Check Mic to
MB cable well
connected?
No
Re-assemble Mic
cable to MB
Check Mic module?
No
Swap Mic module
and cable
Replace M/B
Figure 4-7.
Microphone Failure
1. Check that the microphone is enabled. Navigate to Start-> Control Panel->Hardware and
Sound-> Sound and select the Recording tab.
2. Right click on the Recording tab and select Show Disabled Devices (clear by default). The
microphone appears on the Recording tab.
3. Right click on the microphone and select Enable.
4. Select the microphone then click Properties. Select the Levels tab.
5. Increase the volume to the maximum setting and click OK.
6. Test the microphone hardware:
Select
the microphone and click Configure.
Select
Set up microphone.
Select
the microphone type from the list and click Next.
Follow
the on-screen prompts to complete the test.
7. If the Issue is still not resolved, refer to Online Support Information.
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Troubleshooting
USB Failure
0
If the USB fails, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:
S ta rt
C h e c k U S B b o a rd to
M B c a b le
No
R e - a s s e m b le U S B
b o a r d c a b le t o M B
C h e c k U S B b o a rd ?
No
S w a p U S B b o a rd
a n d U S B c a b le
R e p la c e M / B
Figure 4-8.
USB Failure.
Can not support USB3.0
Troubleshooting
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WLAN Failure
0
If the WLAN fails, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:
S ta r t
W L A N d e v ic e t u r n o n ?
No
T u r n o n W L A N d e v ic e
fr o m A c e r R in g D e v ic e
C o n tr o l
C h e c k W L A N a n te n n a w e ll
c o n n e c t?
No
R e - a s s e m b le W L A N
a n te n n a
C h e c k W L A N a n te n n a ?
No
S w a p W L A N a n te n n a
No
R e a s s e m b le W /L
d e v ic e
No
R e - in s ta ll W L A N d r iv e r o r
S w a p W L A N m o d u le
C h e c k W /L d e v ic e in s e r t w e ll?
C h e c k W L A N d e v ic e O K ?
R e p la c e M /B
Figure 4-9.
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WLAN Failure
Troubleshooting
Card Reader Failure
0
If the Card Reader fails, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:
S ta rt
C h e c k C a rd R e a d e r
d e v ic e O K ?
No
R e - in s t a ll C a r d
R e a d e r d r iv e r
R e p la c e M /B
Figure 4-10. Card Reader Failure
The Card Reader device will disappear in device manager for power saving if there is no card
inserted. Try to insert card, then the Card Reader appear in device manager.
Troubleshooting
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Thermal Unit Failure
0
If the Thermal Unit fails, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:
Start
Fan power wire well
connected?
No
Check Connect
Fan OK?
No
Replace thermal
module
Heatsink well
seated?
No
Seat it well
CPU OK?
No
Replace CPU
Replace M/B
Figure 4-11.
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Thermal Unit Failure
Troubleshooting
HDMI and CRT Failure
0
If the HDMI or CRT function fails, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective
FRU:
START
CRT/HDMI
connection check
NG
Reinsert
CRT/HDMI
Connector
Check
Drivers install OK
or not in Device
manager
NG
Reinstall corrcet
driver
Swap MB
Figure 4-12. HDMI and CRT Failure
Troubleshooting
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CD-ROM/DVD Failure
0
If the CD-ROM/DVD function fail, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective
FRU:
START
ODD Device with ODD/B
connection check
NG
Reassemble ODD
Device
ODD/B with M/B
connection check
NG
Reassemble
ODD/B to M/B
ODD/B function
check
NG
Swap ODD/B
Swap MB
Figure 4-13. CD-ROM/DVD Failure
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Troubleshooting
Other Functions Failure
0
1. Check if drives are functioning correctly.
2. Check if external modules are functioning correctly.
3. Change main board to check if current one is defective.
Intermittent Problems
0
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, perform 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 an error is detected, replace the FRU. Rerun the test to verify that there are no more
errors.
Undetermined Problems
0
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.
Perform the following procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate non-defective FRU).
NOTE:
NOTE:
Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer.
NOTE:
1.
2.
3.
4.
NOTE:
Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly.
(Refer to Power On Issues).
Remove power from the computer.
Visually check the components for damage. If any problems are found, replace the FRU.
Remove or disconnect all of the following devices:
Non-Acer devices
Printer, mouse, and other external devices
Battery pack
Hard disk drive
DIMM
CD-ROM/Diskette drive Module
PC Cards
Apply power to the computer.
5. Determine if the problem has changed.
6. If the problem does not recur, connect the removed devices one at a time until failing FRU
is found.
7. If the problem remains, replace the following FRUs one at a time. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU:
System
LCD
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board
assembly
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Post Codes
0
The following are the InsydeH2O™ Functionality POST code tables. The components of the
POST code table includes: SEC phase, PEI phase, DXE phase, BDS phase, CSM functions,
S3 functions and ACPI functions.
POST Code Range
0
Table 4-2. POST Code Range
Phase
POST Code Range
SEC
0x01 - 0x0F
PEI
0x70 - 0x9F
DXE
0x40 - 0x6F
BDS
0x10 - 0x3F
SMM
0xA0 - 0xBF
S3
0xC0 - 0xCF
ASL
0x51 – 0x55
0xE1 – 0xE4
PostBDS
0xF9 – 0xFE
InsydeH2ODDT™ Reserve
0xD0 – 0xD7
OEM Reserve
0xE8 – 0xEB
Reserved
0xD8 – 0xE0
0xE5 – 0xE7
0xEC – 0xF8
Table 4-3. SEC Phase POST Code Table
Functionality Name (Include\
PostCode.h)
Phase
Post
Code
Description
SEC_SYSTEM_POWER_ON
SEC
1
CPU power on and switch to
Protected mode
SEC_BEFORE_MICROCODE_PATCH
SEC
2
Patching CPU microcode
SEC_AFTER_MICROCODE_PATCH
SEC
3
Setup Cache as RAM
SEC_ACCESS_CSR*
SEC
4
PCIE MMIO Base Address
initial
SEC_GENERIC_MSRINIT*
SEC
5
CPU Generic MSR
initialization
SEC_CPU_SPEEDCFG*
SEC
6
Setup CPU speed
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Table 4-3. SEC Phase POST Code Table (Continued)
Functionality Name (Include\
PostCode.h)
Phase
Post
Code
Description
SEC_SETUP_CAR_OK
SEC
7
Cache as RAM test
SEC_FORCE_MAX_RATIO*
SEC
8
Tune CPU frequency ratio to
maximum level
SEC_GO_TO_SECSTARTUP
SEC
9
Setup BIOS ROM cache
SEC_GO_TO_PEICORE
SEC
0A
Enter Boot Firmware
Volume
* 3rd party relate functions – Platform dependence.
Table 4-4. PEI Phase POST Code Table
Functionality Name (Include\
PostCode.h)
Phase
Post
Code
PEI_SIO_INIT
PEI
70
Super I/O Initialization
PEI_CPU_REG_INIT
PEI
71
CPU Early Initialization
PEI_CPU_AP_INIT*
PEI
72
Multi-processor Early Initial
PEI_CPU_HT_RESET*
PEI
73
HyperTransport Initialization
PEI_PCIE_MMIO_INIT
PEI
74
PCIE MMIO BAR Initialization
PEI_NB_REG_INIT
PEI
75
North Bridge Early Initialization
PEI_SB_REG_INIT
PEI
76
South Bridge Early
Initialization
PEI_PCIE_TRAINING*
PEI
77
PCIE Training
PEI_TPM_INIT
PEI
78
TPM Initialization
PEI_SMBUS_INIT
PEI
79
SMBUS Early Initialization
PEI_PROGRAM_CLOCK_GEN
PEI
7A
Clock Generator Initialization
PEI_IGD_EARLY_INITIAL *
PEI
7B
Internal Graphic device early
Initialization
PEI_HECI_INIT*
PEI
7C
HECI Initialization
PEI_WATCHDOG_INIT*
PEI
7D
Watchdog timer Initialization
PEI_MEMORY_INIT
PEI
7E
Memory Initial for Normal boot.
PEI_MEMORY_INIT_FOR_CRISIS
PEI
7F
Memory Initial for Crisis
Recovery
PEI_MEMORY_INSTALL
PEI
80
Simple Memory test
PEI_TXTPEI*
PEI
81
TXT function early Initialization
PEI_SWITCH_STACK
PEI
82
Start to use Memory
PEI_MEMORY_CALLBACK
PEI
83
Set cache for physical memory
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Description
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Table 4-4. PEI Phase POST Code Table
Functionality Name (Include\
PostCode.h)
Phase
Post
Code
PEI_ENTER_RECOVERY_MODE
PEI
84
Recovery device Initialization
PEI_RECOVERY_MEDIA_FOUND
PEI
85
Found Recovery image
PEI_RECOVERY_MEDIA_NOT_FOUND
PEI
86
Recovery image not found
PEI_RECOVERY_LOAD_FILE_DONE
PEI
87
Load Recovery Image
completed
PEI_RECOVERY_START_FLASH
PEI
88
Start Flash BIOS with
Recovery image
PEI_ENTER_DXEIPL
PEI
89
Loading BIOS image to RAM
PEI_FINDING_DXE_CORE
PEI
8A
Loading DXE core
PEI_GO_TO_DXE_CORE
PEI
8B
Enter DXE core
Description
* 3rd party relate functions – Platform dependence.
Table 4-5. DXE Phase POST Code Table
Functionality Name (Include\
PostCode.h)
Phase
Post
Code
DXE_TCGDXE*
DXE
40
TPM initial in DXE
DXE_SB_SPI_INIT*
DXE
41
South bridge SPI initialization
DXE_CF9_RESET*
DXE
42
Setup Reset service
DXE_SB_SERIAL_GPIO_INIT*
DXE
43
South bridge Serial GPIO
initialization
DXE_SMMACCESS*
DXE
44
Setup SMM ACCE SS service
DXE_SIO_INIT*
DXE
46
Super I/O DXE initialization
DXE_LEGACY_REGION*
DXE
47
Setup Legacy Region service
DXE_SB_INIT*
DXE
48
South Bridge Middle
initialization
DXE_IDENTIFY_FLASH_DEVICE*
DXE
49
Identify Flash device
DXE_FTW_INIT
DXE
4A
Fault Tolerant Write verification
DXE_VARIABLE_INIT
DXE
4B
Variable Service initialization
DXE_VARIABLE_INIT_FAIL
DXE
4C
Fail to initial Variable Service
DXE_MTC_INIT
DXE
4D
MTC Initial
DXE_CPU_INIT
DXE
4E
CPU Middle Initialization
DXE_MP_CPU_INIT
DXE
4F
Multi-processor
MiddleInitialization
DXE_SMBUS_INIT
DXE
50
SMBUS Driver Initialization
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Description
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Table 4-5. DXE Phase POST Code Table
Functionality Name (Include\
PostCode.h)
Phase
Post
Code
DXE_SMART_TIMER_INIT
DXE
51
8259 Initialization
DXE_PCRTC_INIT
DXE
52
RTC Initialization
DXE_SATA_INIT*
DXE
53
SATA Controller
earlyInitialization
DXE_SMM_CONTROLER_INIT*
DXE
54
Setup SMM Control service
DXE_LEGACY_INTERRUPT*
DXE
55
Setup Legacy Interrupt service
DXE_RELOCATE_SMBASE
DXE
56
Relocate SMM BASE
DXE_FIRST_SMI
DXE
57
SMI test
DXE_VTD_INIT*
DXE
58
VTD Initial
DXE_BEFORE_CSM16_INIT
DXE
59
Legacy BIOS Initialization
DXE_AFTER_CSM16_INIT
DXE
5A
Legacy interrupt function
Initialization
DXE_LOAD_ACPI_TABLE
DXE
5B
ACPI Table Initialization
DXE_SB_DISPATCH*
DXE
5C
Setup SB SMM Dispatcher
service
DXE_SB_IOTRAP_INIT*
DXE
5D
Setup SB IOTRAP Service
DXE_SUBCLASS_DRIVER*
DXE
5E
Build AMT Table
DXE_PPM_INIT*
DXE
5F
PPM Initialization
DXE_HECIDRV_INIT*
DXE
60
HECIDRV Initialization
Description
* 3rd party relate functions – Platform dependence.
Table 4-6. BDS Phase POST Code Table
Functionality Name (Include\
PostCode.h)
Phase
Post
Code
BDS_ENTER_BDS
BDS
10
Enter BDS entry
BDS_INSTALL_HOTKEY
BDS
11
Install Hotkey service
BDS_ASF_INIT*
BDS
12
ASF Initialization
BDS_PCI_ENUMERATION_START
BDS
13
PCI enumeration
BDS_BEFORE_PCIIO_INSTALL
BDS
14
PCI resource assign complete
BDS_PCI_ENUMERATION_END
BDS
15
PCI enumeration complete
BDS_CONNECT_CONSOLE_IN
BDS
16
Keyboard Controller, keyboard
and mouse initialization
BDS_CONNECT_CONSOLE_OUT
BDS
17
Video device initialization
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Description
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Table 4-6. BDS Phase POST Code Table
Functionality Name (Include\
PostCode.h)
Phase
Post
Code
BDS_CONNECT_STD_ERR
BDS
18
Error report device initialization
BDS_CONNECT_USB_HC
BDS
19
USB host controller
initialization
BDS_CONNECT_USB_BUS
BDS
1A
USB BUS driver initialization
BDS_CONNECT_USB_DEVICE
BDS
1B
USB device driver initialization
BDS_NO_CONSOLE_ACTION
BDS
1C
Console device initial fail
BDS_DISPLAY_LOGO_SYSTEM_INFO
BDS
1D
Display logo or system
information
BDS_START_IDE_CONTROLLER
BDS
1E
IDE controller initialization
BDS_START_SATA_CONTROLLER
BDS
1F
SATA controller initialization
BDS_START_ISA_ACPI_CONTROLLER
BDS
20
SIO controller initialization
BDS_START_ISA_BUS
BDS
21
ISA BUS driver initialization
BDS_START_ISA_FDD
BDS
22
Floppy device initialization
BDS_START_ISA_SEIRAL
BDS
23
Serial device initialization
BDS_START_IDE_BUS
BDS
24
IDE device initialization
BDS_START_AHCI_BUS
BDS
25
AHCI device initialization
BDS_CONNECT_LEGACY_ROM
BDS
26
Dispatch option ROMs
BDS_ENUMERATE_ALL_BOOT_OPTION
BDS
27
Get boot device information
BDS_END_OF_BOOT_SELECTION
BDS
28
End of boot selection
BDS_ENTER_SETUP
BDS
29
Enter Setup Menu
BDS_ENTER_BOOT_MANAGER
BDS
2A
Enter Boot manager
BDS_BOOT_DEVICE_SELECT
BDS
2B
Try to boot system to OS
BDS_EFI64_SHADOW_ALL_LEGACY_R
OM
BDS
2C
Shadow Misc Option ROM
BDS_ACPI_S3SAVE
BDS
2D
Save S3 resume required data
in RAM
BDS_READY_TO_BOOT_EVENT
BDS
2E
Last Chipset initial before boot
to OS
BDS_GO_LEGACY_BOOT
BDS
2F
Start to boot Legacy OS
BDS_GO_UEFI_BOOT
BDS
30
Start to boot UEFI OS
BDS_LEGACY16_PREPARE_TO_BOOT
BDS
31
Prepare to Boot to Legacy OS
BDS_EXIT_BOOT_SERVICES*
BDS
32
Send END of POST Message
to ME via HECI
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Description
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Table 4-6. BDS Phase POST Code Table
Functionality Name (Include\
PostCode.h)
Phase
Post
Code
BDS_LEGACY_BOOT_EVENT
BDS
33
Last Chipset initial before boot
to Legacy OS.
BDS_ENTER_LEGACY_16_BOOT
BDS
34
Ready to Boot Legacy OS.
BDS_RECOVERY_START_FLASH
BDS
35
Fast Recovery Start Flash.
Description
* 3rd party relate functions – Platform dependence.
Table 4-7. S3 Function POST Code Table
Functionality Name (Include\
PostCode.h)
Phase
Post
Code
S3_RESTORE_MEMORY_CONTROLLER
PEI
C0
Memory initial for S3 resume
S3_INSTALL_S3_MEMORY
PEI
C1
Get S3 resume required data
from memory
S3_SWITCH_STACK
PEI
C2
Start to use memory during S3
resume
S3_MEMORY_CALLBACK
PEI
C3
Set cache for physical memory
during S3 resume
S3_ENTER_S3_RESUME_PEIM
PEI
C4
Start to restore system
configuration
S3_BEFORE_ACPI_BOOT_SCRIPT
PEI
C5
Restore system configuration
stage1
S3_BEFORE_RUNTIME_BOOT_SCRIPT
PEI
C6
Restore system configuration
stage2
S3_BEFORE_RELOCATE_SMM_BASE
PEI
C7
Relocate SMM BASE during
S3 resume
S3_BEFORE_MP_INIT
PEI
C8
Multi-processor initial during
S3 resume
S3_BEFORE_RESTORE_ACPI_CALLBA
CK
PEI
C9
Start to restore system
configuration in SMM
S3_AFTER_RESTORE_ACPI_CALLBACK
PEI
CA
Restore system configuration
in SMM complete
S3_GO_TO_FACS_WAKING_VECTOR
PEI
CB
Back to OS
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Description
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Table 4-8. ACPI Function POST Table
Functionality Name (Include\
PostCode.h)
Phase
Post
Code
ASL_ENTER_S1
ASL
51
Prepare to enter S1
ASL_ENTER_S3
ASL
53
Prepare to enter S3
ASL_ENTER_S4
ASL
54
Prepare to enter S4
ASL_ENTER_S5
ASL
55
Prepare to enter S5
ASL_WAKEUP_S1
ASL
E1
System wakeup from S1
ASL_WAKEUP_S3
ASL
E3
System wakeup from S3
ASL_WAKEUP_S4
ASL
E4
System wakeup from S4
Description
Table 4-9. SMM Functions POST Code Table
Functionality Name (Include\
PostCode.h)
Phase
Post
Code
SMM_IDENTIFY_FLASH_DEVICE
SMM
0xA0
Identify Flash device in SMM
SMM_SMM_PLATFORM_INIT
SMM
0xA2
SMM service initial
SMM_ACPI_ENABLE_START
SMM
0xA6
OS call ACPI enable function
SMM_ACPI_ENABLE_END
SMM
0xA7
ACPI enable function complete
SMM_S1_SLEEP_CALLBACK
SMM
0xA1
Enter S1
SMM_S3_SLEEP_CALLBACK
SMM
0xA3
Enter S3
SMM_S4_SLEEP_CALLBACK
SMM
0xA4
Enter S4
SMM_S5_SLEEP_CALLBACK
SMM
0xA5
Enter S5
SMM_ACPI_DISABLE_START
SMM
0xA8
OS call ACPI disable function
SMM_ACPI_DISABLE_END
SMM
0xA9
ACPI disable function
complete
Table 4-10.
Description
InsydeH2ODDT Debugger POST Code Table
Functionality Name
(Include\ PostCode.h)
Post Code
Description
Used by Insyde debugger
0x0D
Waiting for device connect
Used by Insyde debugger
0xD0
Waiting for device connect
Used by Insyde debugger
0xD1
InsydeH2ODDT Ready
Used by Insyde debugger
0xD2
EHCI not found
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Table 4-10.
InsydeH2ODDT Debugger POST Code Table (Continued)
Functionality Name
(Include\ PostCode.h)
Post Code
Description
Used by Insyde debugger
0xD3
Debug port connect low
speed device
Used by Insyde debugger
0xD4
DDT Cable become low
speed device
Used by Insyde debugger
0xD5
DDT Cable Transmission
Error (Get descriptor fail)
Used by Insyde debugger
0xD6
DDT Cable Transmission
Error (Set Debug mode fail)
Used by Insyde debugger
0xD7
DDT Cable Transmission
Error (Set address fail)
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CHAPTER 5
Jumper and Connector Locations
Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Clearing Password Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
Clear CMOS Jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-7
BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-8
5-2
Jumper and Connector Locations
Item 1
Item 2
Item 11
Item 3
Item 10
Item 5
Item 4
Figure 5-1.
Item 6
Item 7 Item 8 Item 9
Mainboard Top
Table 5-1. Mainboard Top
Item
Connector
Description
1
J4501
LVDS Connector
2
J4502
Microphone Connector
3
J3101
Keyboard Connector
4
J5901
IO Board Connector
5
J5904
Power Switch Board Connector
6
J5906
Touchpad Connector
7
J3704
Speaker Connector
8
J6101
Bluetooth Connector
9
J5103
HDD Connector
10
J6702
RTC Battery Connector
Jumper and Connector Locations
5-3
Table 5-1. Mainboard Top
Item
Connector
11
J5001
Description
Fan Connector
Item 15
Item 14
Item 13
Item 11
Item 12
Item 1
Item 2
Item 3
Item 4
Item 10
Item 9
Item 5
Item 6
Figure 5-2.
Table 5-2.
Item 7
Item 8
Mainboard Bottom
Mainboard Bottom
Item
Connector
Description
1
J3401
LAN Connector
2
J5102
ODD Connector
3
J1701
DDR3-SO-DIMM Connector
4
J6002
DC-IN Connector
5
J6001
Battery Connector
6
J5301
WLAN Connector
7
J5302
SSD SATA Connector
8
SW6601
Power Button
9
J6703
SD card Socket
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Jumper and Connector Locations
Item
Connector
Description
10
J6701
Mainboard Connector
11
J3701
Headphone Jack
12
J5203
USB 2.0 Connector
13
J5202
USB 2.0 Connector
14
J5201
USB 3.0 Connector
15
J4801
HDMI Connector
Jumper and Connector Locations
5-5
Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery
0
This section provides procedures for:
Clearing Passwords
BIOS Recovery.
This Machine has one Hardware Open Gap on the main board for clearing password check
and one Hotkey for enabling BIOS Recovery.
Clearing Password Check
NOTE:
0
NOTE:
The following procedure is only for clearing BIOS Password (Supervisor Password and
User Password).
Steps for Clearing BIOS Password Check
0
If users set BIOS Passwords (Supervisor Password and/or User Password) for a security
reason, BIOS will ask the password during systems POST or when system enters the BIOS
Setup menu. If it is necessary to bypass the password check, short the HW Gap to clear the
password by performing the following steps:
1. Remove power from the system.
2. Remove HDD, AC and Battery.
3. Disconnect the RTC Battery (Figure 5-1 Item10).
4. Locate the RTCRST# jumper (Figure 5-3).
5. Use an electric conductivity tool to short the two points of the RTCRST# jumper.
6. Plug in AC, keeping the RTCRST# jumper shorted.
7. Press Power Button until BIOS POST is finished, then remove the conductivity tool from
the RTCRST# jumper.
8. Restart the system. Press F2 to enter BIOS Setup menu.
9. If there is no Password request, BIOS Password is cleared.
10. If a password is requested, repeat Steps 1 through 9.
5-6
Jumper and Connector Locations
Clear CMOS Jumper
0
JRST2001
Figure 5-3.
CMOS Jumper
Table 5-3.
Item
RTCRST#
(JRST2001)
Jumper and Connector Locations
CMOS Jumper
Description
Clear CMOS Jumper
5-7
BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk
0
BIOS Recovery Boot Block
0
BIOS Recovery Boot Block is a special block of BIOS, used to boot the system with minimum
BIOS initialization. Users can enable this feature to restore the BIOS firmware once the
previous BIOS flashing process failed.
BIOS Recovery Hotkey
0
A function hotkey- < Fn+Esc >, used to enable the BIOS Recovery process when system is
powered On during BIOS POST. To use this function, it is strongly recommended to have the
AC adapter and Battery present. If this function is enabled, the system will force the BIOS to
enter a special BIOS block, called Boot Block.
Steps for BIOS Recovery from USB Storage
NOTE:
0
NOTE:
Prior to performing the recovery, prepare a Crisis USB key. The Crisis USB key is
created by executing the Crisis Disk program in another system with Windows 7 OS.
To Create a Crisis USB key, perform the following:
1. Format the USB storage disk using the Fast Format option.
2. Save ROM file (File name:MA50X64.FD) to the root directory of USB storage. Make sure
that there is no other BIOS file saved in the same directory.
3. Plug USB storage into USB port.
4. Press < Fn+ESC > button then plug in AC power.
5. The Power button flashes once.
6. Press Power button to initiate system CRISIS mode.
7. When CRISIS is complete, the system auto restarts with a workable BIOS.
8. Update the latest version BIOS for this machine by regular BIOS flashing process.
5-8
Jumper and Connector Locations
CHAPTER 6
FRU List
MA50_HX Exploded Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Main Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-4
LCD Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-6
Top Case Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7
Bottom Case Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-8
FRU List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
6-2
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
This chapter provides users with a FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global
configurations for the MA50_HX. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or
for RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization).
NOTE:
NOTE:
WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, check the most up-to-date information available on
the regional web or channel. Part number changes will not be noted on the printed
Service Guide. For ACER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, the Acer office may
have a DIFFERENT part number code from those given in the FRU list of this printed
Service Guide. Users MUST use the local FRU list provided by the regional Acer office
to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.
NOTE:
NOTE:
To scrap or to return the defective parts, users should follow the local government
ordinance or regulations on how to dispose it properly, or follow the rules set by the
regional Acer office on how to return it.
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
6-3
MA50_HX Exploded Diagrams
0
Main Assembly
Figure 6-1.
0
Main Assembly Exploded Diagram
Table 6-1. Main Assembly Exploded Diagram
Item
Description
Part Number
1
JM50-1A BOTTOM CASE MODULE
2
LED LCD 15.6" WXGA Glare MOUDLE ASSY
BLACK W/CCD MIC
6M.RY8N5.002
3
MA50_HX_i3-2367M_N13P-GS_1GBVRAM
Intel HM77 N13P-GS LF
NB.RYK11.003
4
THERMAL MODULE
60.RY8N5.004
6-4
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Table 6-1. Main Assembly Exploded Diagram
Item
Description
Part Number
5
HDD CABLE
50.RY8N5.004
6
ODD SUPER MULTI MODULE ASSY
6M.RY8N5.001
7
SD DUMMY CARD
42.RY8N5.003
8
JM50-1A TOP CASE MODULE
9
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 500GB
HTS545050A7E380, Jaguar B7,0J23335,
500G/P SATA 8MB LF+HF F/W:DA4837
10
HDD COVER
11
Foxconn Wireless LAN Atheros HB97 2x2 BGN
(HM)
NI.23600.072
12
Memory ELPIDA SO-DIMM DDRIII 1600 4GB
EBJ40UG8BBU0-GN-F LF+HF 512*8 38nm
KN.4GB09.005
13
Flash Disk PHISON SSD NAND 20GB
SSE020GTTC0-S51 LF+HF
KN.0200Q.002
14
SCREW M2*6L(K,D4.6) B-ZN #1 NY
86.RY8N5.005
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
KH.50007.023
6-5
LCD Assembly
Figure 6-2.
0
LCD Assembly Exploded Diagram
Table 6-2. LCD Assembly Exploded Diagram
Item
Description
Part Number
1
LCD COVER ASSY BLACK W/LVDS CABLE,
MIC
2
LED LCD AUO 15.6''W WXGA Glare
B156XTN03.2 LF 200nit 8ms 500:1 (ultra-slim)
LK.15605.026
3
SCREW M2*2.5L(K)(ψ3.7) W-NI
86.W750U.003
4
CAMERA MODULE 1.3M
AM.21400.121
5
LCD BEZEL
6-6
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Top Case Assembly
Figure 6-3.
0
Top Case Assembly Exploded Diagram
Table 6-3. Top Case Assembly Exploded Diagram
Item
Description
Part Number
1
UPPER CASE ASSY
2
CLICKPAD MODULE
55.RY8N5.001
3
FFC - CLICK PAD TO MB
50.RY8N5.001
4
CLICKPAD POST
5
SCREW M2*3L K B-ZN #1 NY
86.RY8N5.006
6
SCREW M2*2L (K,D=5) W-NI #1 NY
86.RY8N5.003
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
6-7
Table 6-3. Top Case Assembly Exploded Diagram
Item
Description
7
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S
103KS Black US International W/FRAME , FOIL
, MYLAR
Part Number
60.RYKN5.001
Bottom Case Assembly
Figure 6-4.
0
Bottom Case Assembly Exploded Diagram
Table 6-4. Bottom Case Assembly Exploded Diagram
Item
Description
1
LOWER CASE ASSY W/ANTENNA , SPEAKER
6-8
Part Number
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Table 6-4. Bottom Case Assembly Exploded Diagram
Item
Description
Part Number
2
Battery SANYO ID:AP12A3i Li-Polymar 3S1P
SANYO 3 cell 4850mAh Main COMMON for
embedded type
BT.00303.028
3
IO/CARD READER BOARD FOR TPM
55.RYKN5.003
4
BT 4.0 Foxconn Braodcom 20702
BH.21100.018
5
POWER BUTTON BOARD W/FFC FOR TPM
55.RYKN5.001
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
6-9
FRU List
0
Table 6-5. FRU list
Category
Description
P/N
ADAPTER
Adapter DELTA 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow
ADP-65VH BA, LV5, Low profile LED LF
AP.06501.033
Adapter LITE-ON 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow
PA-1650-69AW, LV5, Low profile LED LF
AP.06503.029
Adapter Chicony Power 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow
CPA09-A065N1, LV5, low profile LF
AP.0650A.017
Battery SANYO ID:AP12A3i Li-Polymar 3S1P SANYO
3 cell 4850mAh Main COMMON for embedded type
BT.00303.028
CLICKPAD MODULE
55.RY8N5.001
BT 4.0 Foxconn Braodcom 20702
BH.21100.018
BT 4.0 Foxconn Atheros BU22
BH.21100.017
BATTERY
BOARD
6-10
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Table 6-5. FRU list
Category
Description
P/N
Foxconn Wireless LAN Broadcomm 43227 2x2 BGN
NI.23600.087
Foxconn Wireless LAN Atheros HB97 2x2 BGN (HM)
NI.23600.072
Liteon Wireless LAN Atheros HB97 2x2 BGN (HM)
WN6603AH
NI.23600.073
Foxconn 3rd WiFi 2x2 AGN+ BT4.0 Atheros WB222
NI.23600.102
Liteon 3rd WiFi 2x2 AGN+ BT4.0 Atheros WB222
NI.23600.103
POWER BUTTON BOARD W/FFC FOR TPM
55.RYKN5.001
POWER BUTTON BOARD W/FFC
55.RY8N5.002
IO/CARD READER BOARD FOR TPM
55.RYKN5.003
IO/CARD READER BOARD
55.RY8N5.003
TPM DAUGHTER BOARD (For future SKU)
55.RYKN5.002
POWER CORD US 3PIN 1.8M BLACK
27.RGV0U.006
POWER CORD (EU) 1.8M 3P BLACK
27.RGV0U.001
POWER CORD UK 3PIN
27.RGV0U.002
POWER CORD US-110V (BSMI) 3P
27.RGV0U.008
POWER CORD PRC 3P
27.RGV0U.004
POWER CORD 1.8M 3 PIN AF
27.RGV0U.010
POWER CORD DANISH 3P BLACK
27.RGV0U.007
POWER CORD
AC POWER CORD PSE/3C,BLK
CABLE
FFC - CLICK PAD TO MB
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
50.RY8N5.001
6-11
Table 6-5. FRU list
Category
Description
P/N
BT CABLE
50.RY8N5.002
IO/CARD READER CABLE
50.RY8N5.003
IO/CARD READER CABLE FOR TPM
50.RYKN5.001
HDD CABLE
50.RY8N5.004
LVDS CABLE
50.RY8N5.006
LVDS CABLE EDP
DC-IN CABLE
50.RY8N5.005
CASE/COVER/BRACKET ASSEMBLY
HDD COVER
UPPER CASE ASSY
LOWER CASE ASSY W/ANTENNA , SPEAKER
6-12
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Table 6-5. FRU list
Category
Description
P/N
CLICKPAD POST
ODD BRACKET
ODD BEZEL
DC BRACKET
SD DUMMY CARD
42.RY8N5.003
LCD COVER ASSY BLACK W/LVDS CABLE, MIC
LCD COVER ASSY BLACK W/LVDS CABLE, MIC
LCD BEZEL
DVD RW DRIVE
ODD HLDS Super-Multi DRIVE 9.0mm Tray 8X
GU61N LF+HF W/O bezel SATA
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
KU.0080D.064
6-13
Table 6-5. FRU list
Category
Description
P/N
HDD
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 500GB
HTS545050A7E380,Jaguar B7, 500G/P SATA 8MB
LF+HF F/W:DA4466
KH.50007.016
HDD SEAGATE 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB
ST320LT020/9YG142-188, Sapta 15,320G/P SATA
8MB LF+HF F/W:0001SDM1 7mmzh
KH.32001.021
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB
HTS543232A7A384, Eagle B7, 320G/P SATA LF+HF
F/W:A60W 7mmzh
KH.32007.013
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 500GB
HTS545050A7E380, Jaguar B7,0J23335, 500G/P
SATA 8MB LF+HF F/W:DA4837
KH.50007.023
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB
HTS543232A7A384,0J28213,Eagle B7, 320G/P
7mmzh SATA 8MB LF+HF F/W:DA4788
KH.32007.017
HDD SEAGATE 2.5" 5400rpm 500GB 9WS142-188
ST500LT012, Yarra 500G/P, 7mmzh SATA 8MB
LF+HF F/W:0001SDM1
KH.50001.030
Flash Disk SANDISK SSD NAND 32GB
SDSA5DK-032G LF+HF
KF.0320D.003
Flash Disk PHISON SSD NAND 20GB
SSE020GTTC0-S51 LF+HF
KN.0200Q.002
Flash Disk LITE-ON SSD NAND 128GB
LMT-128M3M LF+HF firmware: VYC2
KF.1280L.001
Flash Disk LITE-ON SSD NAND 256GB
LMT-256M3M LF+HF firmware:VZC2
KF.2560L.001
SSD
KEYBOARD
6-14
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Table 6-5. FRU list
Category
Description
P/N
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 103KS
Black ARABIC W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black Belgium W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black Brazilian Portuguese W/FRAME , FOIL ,
MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black Bulgaria W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black CZ/SK W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 103KS
Black CHINESE W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
60.RYKN5.002
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black Danish W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black FR/Arabic W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black French W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black GREMAN W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
60.RYKN5.003
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 103KS
Black Greek W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black Hungarian W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black Italian W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 107KS
Black Japanese W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 103KS
Black Korean W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black Nordic W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black Norwegian W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black Portuguese W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 103KS
Black Russian W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
6-15
Table 6-5. FRU list
Category
Description
P/N
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black SLO/CRO W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black Spanish W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black Sweden W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black Swiss/G W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 103KS
Black Thailand W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black Turkish W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black UK W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 103KS
Black US International W/FRAME , FOIL , MYLAR
60.RYKN5.001
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 103KS
Black US International w/ Hebrew W/FRAME , FOIL ,
MYLAR
KEYBOARD CHICONY AF7S_A10B AF7S 104KS
Black US w/ Canadian French W/FRAME , FOIL ,
MYLAR
LCD
LED LCD AUO 15.6''W WXGA Glare B156XTN03.2
LF 200nit 8ms 500:1 (ultra-slim)
LK.15605.026
LCD TFT15.6' HD GLARE LED EDP
LK.15605.029
CAMERA MODULE 1.3M
AM.21400.121
CAMERA
MAINBOARD
6-16
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Table 6-5. FRU list
Category
Description
P/N
MA50_HX Intel i3-2367M UMA HM77
NB.RY811.001
MA50_HX Intel i5-2467M UMA HM77
NB.RY811.002
MA50_HX_i3-2367M_N13P-GS_1GBVRAM Intel
HM77 N13P-GS LF
NB.RYK11.003
MA50_HX_i5-2467M_N13P-GS_1GBVRAM Intel
HM77 N13P-GS LF
NB.RYK11.002
MA50_HX_i7-2637M_N13P-GS_1GBVRAM Intel
HM77 N13P-GS LF
NB.RYK11.001
MA50_HX Intel i7-2637M UMA HM77
NB.RY811.003
MA50_HX Intel i3-3217U UMA HM77
NB.M0N11.001
MA50_HX Intel i5-3317U UMA HM77
NB.M0N11.002
MA50_HX Intel i7-3517U UMA HM77
NB.M0N11.003
MA50_HX_i3-3217U_N13P-GS_1GBVRAM Intel
HM77 N13P-GS LF
NB.M0P11.001
MA50_HX_i5-3317U_N13P-GS_1GBVRAM Intel
HM77 N13P-GS LF
NB.M0P11.002
MA50_HX_i7-3517U_N13P-GS_1GBVRAM Intel
HM77 N13P-GS LF
NB.M0P11.003
Memory ELPIDA SO-DIMM DDRIII 1600 4GB
EBJ40UG8BBU0-GN-F LF+HF 512*8 38nm
KN.4GB09.005
Memory KINGSTON SO-DIMM DDRIII 1333 2GB
ACR256X64D3S13C9G LF+HF
KN.2GB07.006
Memory KINGSTON SO-DIMM DDRIII 1333 4GB
ACR512X64D3S13C9G LF+HF
KN.4GB07.001
Memory ELPIDA SO-DIMM DDRIII 1600 2GB
EBJ20UF8BDU0-GN-F LF+HF 256*8 38nm
KN.2GB09.012
Memory HYNIX SO-DIMM DDRIII 1333 2GB
HMT325S6CFR8C-H9 LF+HF 256x8 38nm
KN.2GB0G.031
Memory HYNIX SO-DIMM DDRIII 1333 4GB
HMT351S6CFR8C-H9 LF+HF 256x8 38nm
KN.4GB0G.012
Memory MICRON SO-DIMM DDRIII 1333 2GB
MT8KTF25664HZ-1G4M1 LF+HF 256*8 46nm V79D
KN.2GB04.019
MEMORY
THERMAL MODULE
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
6-17
Table 6-5. FRU list
Category
Description
THERMAL MODULE
P/N
60.RY8N5.004
SPEAKER
SPEAKER SET
SCREW
6-18
SCREW M2*2L+4.2MM(K)B-NI NY #1
86.RY8N5.001
SCREW M2*6L (K) B-ZN #1 NY
86.RN60U.002
SCREW M2.5*5L(K)B-NI,NY
86.B050U.001
SCREW M2*2L (K,D=5) W-NI #1 NY
86.RY8N5.003
SCREW M3*2.5L K B-ZN #1 NY
86.RY8N5.004
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Table 6-5. FRU list
Category
Description
P/N
SCREW M2*2.5L(K)(ψ3.7) W-NI
86.W750U.003
SCREW M2*6L(K,D4.6) B-ZN #1 NY
86.RY8N5.005
SCREW M2*3L K B-ZN #1 NY
86.RY8N5.006
SCREW M2.5*2.5L K B-NI #1 NY
86.RY8N5.002
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
6-19
6-20
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
CHAPTER 7
Test Compatible Components
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
M3 581T/581TG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-4
8-2
Test Compatible Components
This computer’s compatibility is tested and verified by Acer’s internal testing department. All
of its system functions are tested under Windows® 7 environment.
Refer to the following lists for components, adapter cards, and peripherals which have passed
these tests. Regarding configuration, combination and test procedures, please refer to the
Compatibility Test Report released by the Acer Mobile System Testing Department.
Test Compatible Components
7-3
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Environment Test
0
M3 581T/581TG
0
Table 8-1. M3 581T/581TG
Vendor
Type
Description
Acer Part No.
Adapter
10001081
DELTA
65W
Adapter DELTA 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11
Yellow ADP-65VH BA, LV5, Low profile
LED LF
AP.06501.033
60016453
CHICONY
POWER
65W
Adapter Chicony Power 65W 19V
1.7x5.5x11 Yellow CPA09-A065N1,
LV5, low profile LF
AP.0650A.017
ALC271X_VB6
Realtek ALC271X_VB6 QFN-48
LZ.21000.161
3CELL4.85
Battery SANYO ID:AP12A3i Li-Polymar
3S1P SANYO 3 cell 4850mAh Main
COMMON for embedded type
BT.00303.028
10001018
HON HAI
BT 2.1
BT 2.1 Foxconn Atheros BU22
BH.21100.023
10001018
HON HAI
BT 4.0
BT 4.0 Foxconn Atheros BU22
BH.21100.017
1.3M HD_S
Primax Camera PM_S119_SP_slim
AM.21400.121
2-in-1 card
reader
2-in-1 card reader
CR.21500.030
10001067
INTEL
Ci32367MB
CPU Intel Core i3 2367M BGA 1.4G
17W
KC.23601.7MB
10001067
INTEL
Ci52467MB
CPU Intel Core i5 2467M BGA 1.6G
17W
KC.24601.7MB
10001067
INTEL
Ci72637MB
CPU Intel Core i7 2637M BGA 1.7G
17W
KC.26301.7MB
Audio Codec
10004786
REALTEK
Battery
60001921
SANYO
Bluetooth
Camera
60004445
PRIMAX
Card Reader
10000981
MISC
CPU
HDD
7-4
Test Compatible Components
Table 8-1. M3 581T/581TG
Vendor
Type
Description
Acer Part No.
60003544
LITE-ON
OPT
FM0128S3
Flash Disk LITE-ON SSD NAND
128GB LMT-128M3M LF+HF firmware:
VYC2
KF.1280L.001
60003544
LITE-ON
OPT
FM0256S3
Flash Disk LITE-ON SSD NAND
256GB LMT-256M3M LF+HF
firmware:VZC2
KF.2560L.001
60002005
HGST SG
N320GB5.4KS
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB
HTS543232A7A384,0J28213,Eagle
B7, 320G/P 7mmzh SATA 8MB LF+HF
F/W:DA4788
KH.32007.017
60002036
SEAGATE
N320GB5.4KS
_4K
HDD SEAGATE 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB
ST320LT020/9YG142-188, Sapta
15,320G/P SATA 8MB LF+HF
F/W:0001SDM1 7mmzh
KH.32001.021
60002005
HGST SG
N500GB5.4KS
_4K
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 500GB
HTS545050A7E380, Jaguar
B7,0J23335, 500G/P SATA 8MB
LF+HF F/W:DA4837
KH.50007.023
60003533
YOSUN
FM0020S2
Flash Disk PHISON SSD NAND 20GB
SSE020GTTC0-S51 LF+HF
KN.0200Q.002
AF7S_A10B
Keyboard CHICONY AF7S_A10B
AF7S Internal 17 Standard Black
NONE Y2010 Acer Legend
NK.I1713.001
BCM57780
Broadcom BCM57780
NI.22400.047
60004668
ELPIDA
CM2GBIII
Memory Chip ELPIDA DDRIII 1600
2Gb EDJ2108BDBG-GN-F LF+HF
256*8 38nm
KN.2GB09.013
60002050
MICRON SG
CM2GbIII13
Memory Chip MICRON DDRIII 1333
2Gb MT41J256M8HX-15E LF 256*8
0.055um
KM.2GB04.002
60002050
MICRON SG
SO2GBIII13
Memory MICRON SO-DIMM DDRIII
1333 2GB MT8KTF25664HZ-1G4M1
LF+HF 256*8 46nm V79D
KN.2GB04.019
60002045
HYNIX
SO2GBIII13
Memory HYNIX SO-DIMM DDRIII 1333
2GB HMT325S6CFR8C-H9 LF+HF
256x8 38nm
KN.2GB0G.031
Keyboard
10001044
CHICONY
LAN
610112
BROADCOM
MEM
Test Compatible Components
7-5
Table 8-1. M3 581T/581TG
Vendor
60004668
ELPIDA
Type
Description
Acer Part No.
SO4GBIII13
Memory ELPIDA SO-DIMM DDRIII
1600 4GB EBJ40UG8BBU0-GN-F
LF+HF 512*8 38nm
KN.4GB09.005
HM77
NB Chipset Intel CS HM77 Chief River
KI.G7501.002
N
N
KI.22800.011
NSM8XS9.0
ODD HLDS Super-Multi DRIVE 9.0mm
Tray 8X GU61N LF+HF W/O bezel
SATA
KU.0080D.064
N13PGS
VGA Chip nVidia N13P-GS-A2 28nm,
29x29, GB4-128 package
KG.PGS0V.003
10000981
MISC
1G-DDR3
(64*16*8)
1G-DDR3 64*16*8
KI.23300.018
60002045
HYNIX
VR1GbIII9
VRAM HYNIX Graphic DDRIII 900 1Gb
H5TQ1G63DFR-11C LF 64*16 46nm
VR.1GB0G.006
23707801
FOXCONN
TW
3rd WiFi 2x2
BGN
Foxconn Wireless LAN Atheros HB97
2x2 BGN (HM)
NI.23600.072
10001023
LITE-ON
3rd WiFi 2x2
BGN
Liteon Wireless LAN Atheros HB97 2x2
BGN (HM) WN6603AH
NI.23600.073
Aluminum
Aluminum
LZ.21000.006
McAfee
Antivirus application McAfee
SR.23900.001
NB Chipset
10001067
INTEL
SB Chipset
9999995
ONE TIME
VENDER
ODD
60001944 LG
HK
VGA Chip
60001915
NVIDIA
VRAM
Wireless LAN
A cover
9999995
ONE TIME
VENDER
Software
10000981
MISC
TPM (For future SKU)
7-6
Test Compatible Components
Table 8-1. M3 581T/581TG
Vendor
Type
PLM00030
Nuvoton
NPCT420R
Test Compatible Components
Description
Nuvoton NPCT420R Foxconn Module
12x12x3.7mm (TPM FW:v3.69,TCG
1.2 rev.116,TxT compliance) HSF with
EK embedded
Acer Part No.
NC.22911.002
7-7
7-8
Test Compatible Components
CHAPTER 8
Online Support Information
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
9-2
Online Support Information
Introduction
0
This section describes online technical support services available to help users repair their
Acer Systems.
For distributors, dealers, ASP or TPM, please refer the technical queries to a local Acer
branch office. Acer Branch Offices and Regional Business Units may access our website.
However some information sources will require a user i.d. and password. These can be
obtained directly from Acer CSD Taiwan.
Acer's Website offers convenient and valuable support resources.
In the Technical Information section users can download information on all of Acer's
Notebook, Desktop and Server models including:
Service guides for all models
Bios updates
Software utilities
Spare parts lists
TABs (Technical Announcement Bulletin)
For these purposes, we have included an Acrobat File to facilitate the problem-free
downloading of our technical material.
Also contained on this website are:
Detailed information on Acer's International Traveller’s Warranty (ITW)
Returned material authorization procedures
An overview of all the support services we offer, accompanied by a list of telephone, fax and
email contacts for all technical queries.
We are always looking for ways to optimize and improve our services, so do not hesitate to
direct any suggestions or comments to us.
Online Support Information
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8-4
Online Support Information