Acer 720 Laptop User Manual

TravelMate 7530/7230 Series
Service Guide
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Copyright
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any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without
the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated.
Disclaimer
The information in this guide is subject to change without notice.
Acer Incorporated makes 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. Any Acer Incorporated software described in this manual is sold or licensed "as is". Should the
programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and not Acer Incorporated, its 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.
Acer is a registered trademark of Acer Corporation.
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Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual:
IV
SCREEN MESSAGES
Denotes actual messages that appear
on screen.
NOTE
Gives bits and pieces of additional
information related to the current
topic.
WARNING
Alerts you to any damage that might
result from doing or not doing specific
actions.
CAUTION
Gives precautionary measures to
avoid possible hardware or software
problems.
IMPORTANT
Reminds you to do specific actions
relevant to the accomplishment of
procedures.
Preface
Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information.
1.
This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION
decided for Acer's "global" product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product
competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e.g.
add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability). These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be covered
in this generic service guide. In such cases, please contact your regional offices or the responsible
personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details.
2.
Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date information
available on your regional web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it will
not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer
office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service
Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and
service of customer machines.
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Table of Contents
System Specifications
1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Your Acer Notebook tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Closed Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Left View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Right View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Easy-Launch Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Productivity Keys (only for certain models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
TouchPad Basics (with fingerprint reader) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Special Key (only for certain models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Using the System Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
System Utilities
27
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Navigating the BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Advanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
BIOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Remove HDD/BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
45
Disassembly Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Pre-disassembly Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
External Module Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
External Modules Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Removing the SD dummy card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Removing the ExpressCard dummy card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Removing the Lower Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Removing the Turbo RAM module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Removing the WLAN Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Removing the Hard Disk Drive2 Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Removing the Hard Disk Drive1 Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Removing the Optical Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Main Unit Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
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Removing the Switch Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Removing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Removing the DIMM Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Removing the Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Removing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Removing the Switch Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Removing the Upper Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Removing the Finger Print Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Removing the Speaker Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Removing the TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Removing the Launch Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Removing the Bluetooth Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Removing the Modem Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Removing the ExpressCard Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Removing the Mainboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Removing the CPU Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Removing the CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
LCD Module Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Removing the LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Removing the Inverter Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Removing the Camera Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Removing the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Removing the LCD Brackets and FPC Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
LCD Module Reassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Replacing the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Replacing the LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Main Module Reassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Replacing the CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Replacing the CPU Fan Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Replacing the Mainboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Replacing the Bluetooth Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Replacing the Modem Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Replacing the Finger Print Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Replacing the Launch Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Replacing the Speaker Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Replacing the TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Replacing the Upper Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Replacing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Replacing the Switch Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Replacing the DIMM Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Replacing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Replacing the Switch Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Replacing the Turbo RAM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Replacing the WLAN Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Replacing the ODD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Replacing the Lower Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Replacing the Express and SD Card Trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Troubleshooting
123
Common Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Power On Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
No Display Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Random Loss of BIOS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
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LCD Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Built-In Keyboard Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
TouchPad Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Internal Speaker Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Internal Microphone Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
HDD Not Operating Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
ODD Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
USB Failure (Rightside) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Modem Function Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Wireless Function Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
EasyTouch Button Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
MediaTouch Button Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Fingerprint Reader Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Thermal Unit Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
HDTV Switch Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
External Mouse Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Other Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
POST Codes Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Chipset POST Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Jumper and Connector Locations
145
Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Clearing Password Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
149
TravelMate 7530/7230 Exploded Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Upper/ Lower Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
TravelMate 7530/7230 FRU List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Screw List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Model Definition and Configuration
166
TravelMate 7530/7230 Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Test Compatible Components
167
Microsoft® Windows® Vista Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Online Support Information
173
Index
175
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Chapter 1
System Specifications
Features
Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many feature:
NOTE: Items marked with * denote only selected models.
Operating System
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Genuine Windows® Vista™
Platform
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AMD Better by Design program, featuring:
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AMD Turion™ X2 dual-core mobile processor
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AMD Athlon™ X2 dual-core mobile processor
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Mobile AMD Sempron™ processor (TravelMate 7230 only)
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AMD RS780MN/SB700 Chipset
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Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g
System Memory
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Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM support
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Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules*
Display and graphics
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17" WXGA+ 1440 x 900
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ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics*
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ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3470 Hybrid x 2*
Storage subsystem
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2.5" hard disk drive
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Optical drive options:
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Blu-ray Disc™/DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive*
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DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive*
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DVD/CD-RW combo drive*
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5-in-1 card reader
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Two built-in Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers
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High-definition audio support
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MS-Sound compatible
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Built-in microphone
Audio
Chapter 1
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Communication
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Acer Video Conference, featuring:
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Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam*
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Optional Acer Xpress VoIP phone*
•
WLAN: Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g
•
WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.0+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)*
•
LAN: Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready
•
Modem: 56K ITU V.92
Privacy control
•
Enhanced Acer DASP (Disk Anti-Shock Protection)*
•
• Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution*
•
• BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords
•
• Kensington lock slot
Dimensions
•
396 (W) x 286 (D) x 35.2/44 (H) mm (15.59 x 11.261 x 1.39/1.73 inches)
•
3.60 kg (7.93 lbs.) with 2 HDDs and 8-cell battery pack*
•
3.40 kg (7.48 lbs.) with one HDD and 6-cell battery pack*
Power subsystem
•
ACPI 3.0
•
71 W 4800 mAh*
•
48.8W 4400 mAh*
•
3-pin 65 W AC adapter*
•
3-pin 90W AC adapter*
•
Energy Star 4.0
Input Devices
•
105-/106-key keyboard
•
Touchpad pointing device
I/O interface
2
•
Acer EasyPort IV connector
•
ExpressCard™/54 slot
•
PC Card slot (Type II)
•
Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader*
•
5-in-1 card reader (SD™, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
•
Four USB 2.0 ports
•
HDMI™ port with HDCP support*
•
External display (VGA) port
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Headphone/speaker/line-out jack
•
Microphone-in jack
•
Line-in jack
•
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
•
Modem (RJ-11) port
•
DC-in jack for AC adapter
Environment
•
•
Temperature:
•
Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C (41°F to 95°F)
•
Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C (-4°F to 149°F)
Humidity (non-condensing):
•
Operating: 20% to 80%
•
Non-operating: 20% to 80%
NOTE: Items marked with * denote only selected models.
NOTE: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on
the model purchased.
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System Block Diagram
4
Chapter 1
Your Acer Notebook tour
After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new computer.
Front View
No.
Item
Description
1
Acer Crystal Eye
Web camera for video communication (only for
certain models).
2
Display screen
Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD),
displays computer output.
3
Speakers
Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio
output.
4
Microphone
Internal microphone for sound recording.
5
Easy-launch
buttons
Buttons for launching frequently used
programs.
6
Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands when
you use the computer.
7
Status indicators
Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to
show the status of the computer's functions
and components.
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Icon
5
No.
Icon
Item
Description
8
Click buttons
(left, center* and
right)
The left and right buttons function like the left
and right mouse buttons.
*The center button serves as Acer BioProtection fingerprint reader supporting Acer
FingerNav 4-way control function.
9
TouchPad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions
like a computer mouse.
10
Keyboard
For entering data into your computer.
11
Status indicators
Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to
show the status of the computer's functions
and components.
12
Productivity Keys
Three productivity keys give users one-touch
access to protection and manageability
features for a more secure, smarter and easier
way to work.
13
Power button
Turns the computer on and off.
14
Empowering key
Launch Acer Empowering Technology
Closed Front View
No.
6
Icon
Item
Description
1
5-in-1 card
reader
Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard
(MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro
(MS PRO), xD-Picture Card.
Note: Push to remove/install the card. Only
one card can operate at any given time.
2
Latch
Locks and releases the lid
Chapter 1
Left View
No.
Icon
Item
Description
1
DC-in jack
Connects to an AC adapter
2
Ethernet (RJ-45)
port
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based
network.
3
Acer EasyPort IV
connector
Connects to Acer EasyPort IV (only for certain
models).
4
External display
(VGA) port
Connects to a display device
(e.g. external monitor, LCD projector).
HDMI
Supports high definition digital video
connections (only for certain models).
6
USB 2.0 ports
Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g. USB mouse,
USB camera).
7
Headphones/
speaker/line-out
jack
Connects to audio line-out devices
(e.g. speakers, headphones).
Microphone-in
jack
Accepts input from external microphones.
Line-in jack
Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g. audio CD
player, stereo walkman, mp3 player).
8
PC Card slot
Accepts one Type II PC Card.
9
PC Card slot
eject button
Ejects the PC Card from the slot.
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HDMI
7
Right View
No.
Icon
Item
Description
1
ExpressCard/54
slot
Accepts one ExpressCard/54 module.
Note: Push to remove/install the card.
2
USB 2.0 ports
Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g. USB mouse,
USB camera).
3
Optical drive
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs.
4
Optical disk access
indicator
Lights up when the optical drive is active.
5
Optical drive eject
button
Ejects the optical disk from the drive.
6
Emergency eject
hole
Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is
turned off.
Note: Insert a paper clip into the emergency eject
hole to eject the optical drive tray when the
computer is off.
7
Modem (RJ-11)
port
Connects to a phone line.
8
Kensington lock
slot
Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer
security lock.
Rear View
No.
1
8
Item
Ventilation slots
Description
Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use.
Chapter 1
Bottom View
No.
Icon
Item
Description
1
Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
2
Battery release
latch
Releases the battery for removal.
3
Battery lock
Locks the battery in position.
4
Hard disk bay Main
Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with
screws).
5
Acer DASP (Disk
Anti-Shock
Protection)
Protects the hard disk drive from shocks and
bumps (only for certain models).
6
Hard disk bay Secondary
Houses the computer’s hard disk (secured with
screws) (only for certain models).
7
Memory
compartment
Houses the computer's main memory.
8
Ventilation slots
Enable the computer to stay cool, even after
prolonged use.
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Indicators
The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. The front panel indicators are visible even when the
computer cover is closed.
Icon
Function
Description
HDD
Indicates when the hard disk drive is active.
Num Lock
Lights up when Num Lock is activated.
Caps Lock
Lights up when Caps Lock is activated.
Power
Indicates the computer's power status.
Battery
Indicates the computer's battery status.
Bluetooth communication
button/indicator
Enables/disables the Bluetooth function. Indicates
the status of Bluetooth communication.
Wireless communication
button/indicator
Enables/disables the wireless function. Indicates
the status of wireless LAN communication.
NOTE: 1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light shows
green when in AC mode.
Easy-Launch Buttons
Located beside the keyboard are application buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are:
WLAN, Internet, email, Bluetooth and Acer Empowering Technology.
The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To
set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager, you can access the
Launch Manager by clicking on Start, All Programs, and then Launch Manager to start the application.
Icon
P
10
Function
Description
Empowering Technology
Launch Acer Empowering Technology.
(user-programmable)
Web browser
Internet browser (user-Programmable)
Mail
Email application (user-Programmable)
Programmable key
User-programmable
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Productivity Keys (only for certain models)
Three productivity keys give users one-touch access to protection and manageability features for a more
secure, smarter and easier way to work.
•
Lock key - runs the Windows® lock function to lock the notebook when you step out. If the laptop is
equipped with Acer Bio-Protection, you only need to swipe your finger to log into Windows® again.
•
Presentation key - minimizes open application windows and prepares the display for impressive
presentations.
•
Sync key - instantly synchronizes your computer system to an external storage device, for
convenient and secure backup.
Icon
Chapter 1
Function
Description
Lock
Launch Windows Lock function
Presentation
Minimizes your open windows and prepares your
display for presenting
Sync
Launch NTI Shadow
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TouchPad Basics (with fingerprint reader)
The following items show you how to use the TouchPad with Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader:
•
Move your finger across the touchpad (1) to move the cursor.
•
Press the left (2) and right (4) buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and
execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse.
Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button.
•
Use Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader (3) supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function
(only for certain models) to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This fingerprint reader
or button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications.
Function
Left Button (2)
Right Button (4)
Main TouchPad (1)
Execute
Quickly click twice.
Tap twice (at the same
speed as double-clicking
a mouse button).
Select
Click once.
Tap once.
Drag
Click and hold,
then use finger on
the touchpad to
drag the cursor.
Tap twice (at the same
speed as double-clicking
a mouse button); rest
your finger on the
touchpad on the second
tap and drag the cursor.
Access
context
menu
Scroll
Center button (3)
Click once.
Swipe up/down/left/
right using Acer
FingerNav 4-way
control function
(Manufacturing
option).
NOTE: When using the TouchPad, keep it - and your fingers - dry and clean. The TouchPad is sensitive to
finger movement; hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response. Tapping too hard will not
increase the TouchPad’s responsiveness.
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Using the Keyboard
The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded numeric keypad, separate cursor, lock, Windows, function
and special keys.
Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
Lock key
Description
Caps Lock
When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase.
Num Lock
<Fn> + <F11>
When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. The keys
function as a calculator (complete with the arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /). Use
this mode when you need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution
would be to connect an external keypad.
Note: <Fn> + <F11> only for certain models.
Scroll Lock <Fn> +
<F12>
When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press
the up or down arrow keys respectively. Scroll Lock does not work with some
applications.
The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters
located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols
are not printed on the keys.
Desired access
Num Lock on
Num Lock off
Number keys on
embedded keypad
Type numbers in a normal manner.
Cursor-control keys on
embedded keypad
Hold <Shift> while using cursorcontrol keys.
Hold <Fn> while using cursorcontrol keys.
Main keyboard keys
Hold <Fn> while typing letters on
embedded keypad.
Type the letters in a normal
manner.
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Windows Keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Key
Description
Windows key 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:
<
>:
Open or close the Start menu
<
>
+ <D>: Display the desktop
<
>
+ <E>: Open Windows Explore
<
>
+ <F>: Search for a file or folder
<
>
+ <G>: Cycle through Sidebar gadgets
<
>
+ <L>: Lock your computer (if you are connected to a network domain), or
switch users (if you're not connected to a network domain)
<
>
+ <M>: Minimizes all windows
<
>
+ <R>: Open the Run dialog box
<
>
+ <T>: Cycle through programs on the taskbar
<
>
+ <U>: Open Ease of Access Center
<
>
+ <X>: Open Windows Mobility Center
<
>
+ <BREAK>: Display the System Properties dialog box
<
>
+ <SHIFT+M>: Restore minimized windows to the desktop
<
>
+ <TAB>: Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
<
>
+ <SPACEBAR>: Bring all gadgets to the front and select Windows Sidebar
<CTRL> + <
>
<CTRL> + <
>
+ <F>: Search for computers (if you are on a network)
+ <TAB>: Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the
taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
Note: Depending on your edition of Windows Vista or Windows XP, some shortcuts
may not function as described.
Application
key
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This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; it opens the
application's context menu.
Chapter 1
Hot Keys
The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like screen
brightness, volume output and the BIOS utility.
To activate hot keys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination.
Hotkey
Icon
Function
Description
<Fn> + <F1>
Hotkey help
Displays help on hotkeys.
<Fn> + <F2>
Acer eSettings
Management
Launches Acer eSettings Management in Acer
Empowering Technology.
<Fn> + <F3>
Acer ePower
Management
Launches Acer ePower Management in Acer
Empowering Technology.
<Fn> + <F4>
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep mode.
<Fn> + <F5>
Display toggle
Switches display output between the display
screen, external monitor (if connected) and
both.
<Fn> + <F6>
Screen blank
Turns the display screen backlight off to save
power. Press any key to return.
<Fn> + <F7>
TouchPad toggle
Turns the internal TouchPad on and off.
<Fn> + <F8>
Speaker toggle
Turns the speakers on and off.
<Fn> + <U>
Volume up
Increases the sound volume.
<Fn> + <V>
Volume down
Decreases the sound volume.
<Fn> + <Z>
Brightness up
Increases the screen brightness.
<Fn> + <Y>
Brightness down
Decreases the screen brightness.
Special Key (only for certain models)
You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your
keyboard.
The Euro symbol
1.
Open a text editor or word processor.
2.
Press € at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5> key at the uppercenter of the keyboard.
NOTE: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com/
typography/faq/faq12.htm for more information.
The US dollar sign
1.
Open a text editor or word processor.
2.
Press $ at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Shift> and then press the <4> key at the uppercenter of the keyboard.
NOTE: This function varies by the operating system version.
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Using the System Utilities
Acer Bio-Protection (only for certain models) Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution is a multi-purpose
fingerprint software package integrated with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Utilizing the uniqueness
of one's fingerprint features, Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution has incorporated protection against
unauthorized access to your computer with centralized password management with Password Bank, easy
music player launching with Acer MusicLaunch, secure Internet favorites via Acer MyLaunch, and fast
application/website launching and login with Acer FingerLaunch, while Acer ProfileLaunch can launch up to
three applications/websites from a single finger swipe.
Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution also allows you to navigate through web browsers and documents
using Acer FingerNav. With Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution, you can now enjoy an extra layer of
protection for your personal computer, as well as the convenience of accessing your daily tasks with a simple
swipe of your finger!
For more information refer to the Acer Bio-Protection help files.
Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible)
NOTE: This feature is only available on certain models.
To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook, first ensure that the second monitor is connected, then
select Start, Control Panel, Display and click on Settings. Select the secondary monitor (2) icon in the
display box and then click the check box Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click
Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process.
Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four pre-defined display settings so you can view multiple windows
on the same screen. To access this function, please go to Start´ All Programs and click on Acer GridVista.
You may choose any one of the four display settings indicated below:
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Double (vertical), Triple (primary at left), Triple (primary at right), or Quad Acer Gridvista is dual-display
compatible, allowing two displays to be partitioned independently.
Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible, allowing two displays to be partitioned independently.
AcerGridVista is simple to set up:
1.
2.
3.
Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each display from the task bar.
Drag and drop each window into the appropriate grid.
Enjoy the convenience of a well-organized desktop.
NOTE: Please ensure that the resolution setting of the second monitor is set to the manufacturer's
recommended value.
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Processor
Item
Specification
CPU
AMD CPU S1g2 Processor (Griffin Series - Turion / Sempron);
HT3 (1.2~2.6 GT/s) (Bandwidth: 9.6GB/S to 20.8GB/s)
Type
1.8GHZ~2.3GHZ
CPU package
AMD 638 pin Micro-PGA
Features
•
Hyper Transport 3.0 Technology: Designed to support HT
Gen3 speeds from 1.2GHZ to 2.6GHZ.
•
64-bit or 128-bit DDR2 Memory Interface: Two independent
64-bit DDR2 channels.
•
Split Power Planes: Separate power planes provided for each
CPU core and on die Northbridge
•
Up to 2 processor cores per die, Up to 1MB L2 cache per die.
•
Each CPU core supports up to 8 P-states: P0 (Highest
performance) and P7
•
VDD0, VDD1 set according to the respective P-state control
when core VDD are isolated and VDD set according to the
CPU core in the highest performance P-state when VDD is
common.
•
CPU_VDDNB; VLDT 1.2V_HT; VDD I/O 1.8VSUS; CPU
Memory Interface
CPU Power
North Bridge
Item
AMD RS780M (North Bridge)
Package
FCBGA 528-pin
Features
•
CPU Hyper Transport Interface: Support 16-bit up/down Hyper
Transport 3.0 interface up to 5.2GT/S.
•
PCI Express Interface: Support PCI-E GEN2; Optimized peer
to peer and general purpose link performance; Highly flexible
PCI Express implementation to suit a variety of platform needs.
•
A-Link Express II interface: one x4 A-Link Express II Interface
for connection
Power
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Specification
Type
1.1V, 1.2V, 1.8V, 3.3V
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South Bridge
Item
Specification
Type
AMD SB700 (South Bridge)
Package
FCBGA 528-pin
Features
•
A-Link Express II interface to AMD Northbridge: High data
transfer Bandwidth up to 2.5GT/s/Lane.
•
PCI bus support Rev 2.3
•
USB controllers: 5 OHCI and 2 EHCI Host controllers to
support 12 USB 2.0 Ports and 2 dedicated USB 1.1 ports.
•
SATA controllers: Supports six SATA ports with transfer rates
up to 3Gb/s
•
Supports both SATA 1.5 and SATA 3.0 compliance devices;
Supports e-SATA.
•
AMD RAID support and AMD AHCI support.
•
Interrupt controller: Support IOAPIC/X APIC mode for 24
channels of interrupt.
•
High definition Audio supports up to 4 codec’s and up to 192
KHZ sample rate and 32-bit Audio.
•
Flash controller supports ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive
features of windows Vista.
Power
1.2V,3.3V,5V, 1.8V
CPU Fan True Value Table
CPU Temp (°C)
Fan Speed (rpm)
dB (A)
<48
0
0
52
3100
31
60
3500
34
70
4100
37
90
4500
40
•
Throttling 50%: On = 97°C; Off = 88°C
•
OS Shut down: 105°C
•
H/W Shut down: 110°C
•
Fan default 3.5V
System Clock
Item
Specification
System clock chip
SLG8SP628VTR or pin compatible device
Package
64 pin QFN
Clock Synthesizer
•
200Mhz for CPU, RS780M
•
100MHz clock buffer for RS780M, SB700 and PCI-E devices
96MHz for RS780M
•
48Mhz for USB clock inside SB700
•
33Mhz PCI clock for PC devices, SIO, LPC
Power
3.3V,1.2V
Features
Support spread spectrum function for reducing EMI
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Crystal and Oscillator
Item
Features
Specification
•
14.318Mhz crystal for clock Gen chip
•
32.768Khz crystal for RTC inside SB700 and WPCE775C
•
25Mhz for SATA controller inside SB700
•
25MHZ crystal for BroadCom Lan controller BCM5764M
System Memory
Item
Specification
Memory controller
Built-in
Memory size
0MB (no on-board memory)
DIMM socket number
2 sockets
Supports memory size per socket
2 GB
Supports maximum memory size
2GB for 32bit OS, 4G for 64bit OS (with two 1GB/2GB SODIMM)
Supports DIMM type
DDR II 533/677 Mhz RVS SODIMM memory interface design
Supports DIMM Speed
533/667 MHz
Memory module combinations
You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as
they match the above specifications.
Memory Combinations
Slot 1
0MB
20
Slot 2
256MB
Total Memory
256MB
0MB
512MB
512MB
0MB
1024MB
1024MB
0MB
2048MB
2048MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
768MB
256MB
1024MB
1280MB
256MB
2048MB
2304MB
512MB
256MB
768MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
1536MB
512MB
2048MB
2560MB
1024MB
0MB
1024MB
1024MB
256MB
1280MB
1024MB
512MB
1536MB
1024MB
1024MB
2048MB
1024MB
2048MB
3072MB
2048MB
0MB
2048MB
2048MB
256MB
2304MB
2048MB
512MB
2560MB
2048MB
1024MB
3072MB
2048MB
2048MB
4096MB
Chapter 1
Hard Disk Drive Interface
Item
Vendor &
Model
Name
Capacity
(MB)
Bytes per
sector
Data heads
Drive Format
Disks
Spindle
speed
(RPM)
Performance Specifications
Buffer size
Interface
Max. media
transfer
rate (diskbuffer,
Mbytes/s)
Data
transfer
rate
(host~buffe
r, Mbytes/s)
DC Power Requirements
Voltage
tolerance
Combo Drive Module
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
Performance Specification
Transfer rate (KB/sec)
Buffer Memory
Interface
Applicable disc format
Loading mechanism
Power Requirement
Input Voltage
Thermal Sensor Control
Item
Specification
Thermal Sensor Chip
GMT-781
Package
8-pin SSOP
Features
Thermal sensor control
Interface
I2C bus, address: 98h
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BIOS
Item
Specification
BIOS Type
WND W25X80VSSIG or pin compatible device
One 8-pin SOP package 1Mbyte FLASH ROM W25X80VSSIG is
used for BIOS, keyboard encoder and power controller codes. It
occupies system memory area E0000-FFFFF. After posting
system, the shadow RAM function will be enabled.
BIOS ROM Type
WND 4MB CMOS Boot Block Flash Memory
Package
8 pin SOP
Block Size
64kbytes per block
Supply Current
Active current = 5 mA (Typical)
Standby current= 1 µA (Typical)
LCD 17.1”
Item
Specification
Vendor/model name
Screen Diagonal (mm)
Active Area (mm)
Display resolution (pixels)
Pixel Pitch
Pixel Arrangement
Display Mode
Typical White Luminance (cd/m2)
also called Brightness
Luminance Uniformity
Contrast Ratio
Response Time (Optical Rise
Time/Fall Time) msec
Nominal Input Voltage VDD
Typical Power Consumption (watt)
Weight (without inverter)
Physical Size (mm)
Electrical Interface
Support Color
Viewing Angle (degree)
Horizontal: Right/Left
Vertical: Upper/Lower
Temperature Range (°C)
Operating
Storage (shipping)
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Chapter 1
VGA Subsystem
Item
Specification
Internal Graphic Chipset
RS780M
Features
•
Integrated dual-link 24-bit LVDS interface
•
Integrated HD audio codec supports linear PCM and
AC3(5.1) audio formats for HDMI output
•
An integrated TV encoder from AMD’s Xilleon products,
with an on-chip DAC
•
DirectX 10 support
Discrete Graphic (MXM card)
MS-V122A3-M82ME-XT, GPU AMD M82ME-XT
Features
•
16 Lane PCI Express support
•
LVDS Interface support
•
VGA support
•
HDMI support
KBC
Item
Specification
Chipset
Winbond WPCE775CA0DG
Package
128Pin LQFP
Features
•
Shared SPI BIOS flash memory with page programming
support
•
Media center compliant CIR port
•
Fast infrared port
•
High-accuracy, high-speed ADC
•
Up to 95 GPIO ports (including KB scanning) with a
variety of wake-up events
•
16 bit RISC core, with up to 4 Mbytes of external address
space, running at up to 25MHz
•
128 pin LQFP package
PCMCIA, and Memory Card Reader
Item
Specification
PCMCIA
OZ601TN
Memory Card Features
•
Support 5-in-1 Card Reader (MS, MS pro, SD, MMC, xD)
•
JMB385-LGEZ0B
Audio Interface
Item
Specification
Audio Controller
ALC268-VB1-GR Azalia Codec and Amplifier GMT G1441
and G1412
Features
•
HD Audio
•
SNR > 85,High-performance DACs with 95dB SNR (AWeighting), ADCs with 85dB SNR (A-Weighting)
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Internal Microphone
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Two speakers, at least 1.5W/10cc for each
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Enable Universal jack function
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Enable VOIP function
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LAN Interface
Item
Specification
LAN Chipset
BroadCom Lan controller BCM5764MKMLG
Features
•
PCI-E bus
•
Support Wake on Lan from S4,S5 in AC mode
•
Support ASF2.0
•
File deployment support
•
Meet ViiV dependent
Bluetooth Interface
Item
Specification
Chipset
FOXCONN T60H928.11 BlueTooth miniUSB module
Features
•
Bluetooth 1.2 qualified Embedded USB Module
•
Extremely small size
•
Class 2 specification RF output power (max + 4 dBm)
•
Full piconet and scatternet operation
•
Support 3Mbps enhanced data rate
•
USB 2.0 full-speed compliant interface
•
Very low power consumption
•
Led indicator built-in
Keyboard
Item
Specification
Type
New Acer proprietary keyboard (TM Flat Number KB)
Total number of keypads
88/89 keys with 101/102 key emulation
Windows logo key
Support Windows keys and Application keys
Features
•
Standard pitch, 2.5 mm travel length
•
Multi-Langue support
•
Spill-proof
•
(Hotkey control ´ ID)
•
26 pin connector
MDC Card
Item
Specification
Type
Liteon-Conexant (AVAP)
Features
•
V.90/V.92, WWDAA
•
MDC 3.3V card (HD)
•
Apply CISPR22
•
Wake-on-Ring support by S3
Camera
Item
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Specification
Vendor
Chicony
Suyin
Model Name
CNF701721004971L
CN0314-SN30-OV03-1
Type
Fixed
Fixed
Dimension (L x W x H mm)
65±0.2 * 9±0.1 * 5.4±0.25 mm
65* 9.0 * 5.30+/-0.20 mm
Sensor
VGA CMOS sensor
OV7725 CMOS Sensor 350K
Pixel
Chapter 1
Item
Specification
Optical Size
1/4" CMOS
F/2.0
Pixel Resolution
640 X 480
640X480
Pixel Size
6.0µm X6.0µm
6.0µm X6.0µm
Finger Print Board
Item
Specification
Vendor and Model
Authentec AES1610-C-DF-TR-GO00-AC
Features
•
TruePrint® and TrueMatch® Technology.
•
TrueNav® Cursor and Menu Navigation Technology
•
High Definition 128 x 8 Pixel Array
•
Multiple battery-friendly operating modes @ 3.3V
•
Built-in low power Finger Detection w/ remote wakeup
capability
•
USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface
WLAN
Item
Features
Specification
•
The wireless LAN is compliant to IEEE 802.11b and
IEEE 802.11g standard.
•
Dynamic data rate switching with 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12,
9, 6Mbps with 802.11g
•
Dynamic data rate switching with 11, 5.5, 2, 1Mbps with
802.11b
•
Support Ad-hoc mode and infrastructure mode
communications
•
Allow auto fallback data rate for optimized reliability,
throughput and transmission range.
Battery
Item
Specification
Vendor
SANYO/Panasonic
Battery Type
Li-ion
Pack capacity
4400mAH/4800mAH
Number of battery cell
6 cell/8 cell
Package configuration
3S2P/4S2P
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Chapter 2
System Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/
Output System).
Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if
you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run Setup. Please also refer to Chapter 4
Troubleshooting when problem arises.
To activate the BIOS Utility, press F2 during POST (when “Press <F2> to enter Setup” message is prompted
on the bottom of screen).
Press F2 to enter setup. The default parameter of F12 Boot Menu is set to “disabled”. If you want to change
boot device without entering BIOS Setup Utility, please set the parameter to “enabled”.
Press <F12> during POST to enter multi-boot menu. In this menu, user can change boot device without
entering BIOS SETUP Utility.
Navigating the BIOS Utility
There are six menu options: Information, Main, Advanced, Security, Boot, and Exit.
Follow these instructions:
•
To choose a menu, use the left and right arrow keys.
•
To choose an item, use the up and down arrow keys.
•
To change the value of a parameter, press F5 or F6.
•
A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press Enter to expand this item.
•
Press Esc while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu.
In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing F9. You can also press F10 to save any
changes made and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
NOTE: You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in square brackets. Navigation keys for a
particular menu are shown on the bottom of the screen. Help for parameters are found in the Item
Specific Help part of the screen. Read this carefully when making changes to parameter values. Please
note that system information is subject to different models.
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Information
The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information.
Information
Main
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced Security
Boot
Power
Exit
CPU Type:
CPU Speed:
AMD Turion (tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-70
2000 MHz
IDE1 Model Name:
IDE1 Serial Number:
ATAPI Model Name:
System BIOS Version:
VGA BIOS Version:
Serial Number:
Asset Tag Number:
Product Name:
Manufacturer Name:
UUID:
Hitachi HTS542525K9SA00 -(PM)
071110BB0F00WDGS1K4C
Slimtype DVD A DS8A2S
-(PS)
V0.19T1
V010.080.000.000.027965
F1 Help
ESC Exit
↑↓ Select Item
←→ Select Menu
Acer
80EA3E0EF1F5DC11929D001E68355A41
F5/F6 Change Values
F9 Setup Defaults
Enter SelectXSub-Menu F10 Save and Exit
NOTE: The system information is subject to different models.
Parameter
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Description
CPU Type
This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system.
CPU Speed
This field shows the speed of the CPU.
IDE1 Model Name
This field shows the model name of HDD installed on primary IDE master.
IDE1 Serial Number
This field displays the serial number of HDD installed on primary IDE master.
ATAPI Model Name
This field shows the model name of the Optical device installed in the system.
System BIOS Version
Displays system BIOS version.
VGA BIOS Version
This field displays the VGA firmware version of the system.
Serial Number
This field displays the serial number of this unit.
Asset Tag Number
This field displays the asset tag number of the system.
Product Name
This field shows product name of the system.
Manufacturer Name
This field displays the manufacturer of this system.
UUID Number
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
The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable boot option
and recovery.
Information
Main
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced Security
Boot
Power
System Time
System Date
[13:04:04]
[05/15/2008]
System Memory
Extended Memory
Video Memory
634 KB
1790 MB
[256 MB]
Quiet Boot:
Network Boot:
F12 Boot Menu:
D2D Recovery:
SATA Mode:
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[ACHI Mode]
F1 Help
ESC Exit
↑↓ Select Item
←→ Select Menu
Exit
Item Specific Help
<Tab>, <Shift-Tab>, or
<Enter> selects field.
F5/F6 Change Values
F9 Setup Defaults
Enter SelectXSub-Menu F10 Save and Exit
NOTE: The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ.
The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
Format/Option
System Time
Sets the system time. The hours are displayed with 24-hour
format.
Format: HH:MM:SS
(hour:minute:second)
System Date
Sets the system date.
Format MM/DD/
YYYY
(month/day/year)
System Memory
This field reports the memory size of the system. Memory size
is fixed to 3071 MB.
N/A
Extended
Memory
This field reports the Extended Memory size.
Memory size is fixed to 4094 MB.
N/A
Video Memory
Shows the video memory size. VGA Memory size=32 MB
N/A
Quiet Boot
Displays the logo screen while booting.
Option: Enabled or
Disabled
Network Boot
Enables, disables the system boot from LAN (remote server).
Option: Enabled or
Disabled
F12 Boot Menu
Enables, disables Boot Menu during POST.
Option: Disabled or
Enabled
D2D Recovery
Enables, disables D2D Recovery function. The function allows
the user to create a hidden partition on hard disc drive to store
operation system and restore the system to factory defaults.
Option: Enabled or
Disabled
SATA Mode
Control the mode in which the SATA controller should operate.
Option: AHCI Mode
or IDE Mode
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Advanced
The Advanced screen allows the user to configure the various advanced BIOS options.
IMPORTANT:Making incorrect settings to items on these pages may cause the system to malfunction. Unless
you have experience adjusting these items, we recommend that you leave these settings at the
default values. If making settings to items on these pages causes your system to malfunction or
prevents the system from booting, open BIOS and choose Load Optimal Defaults in the Exit menu to
boot up normally.
Information
Main
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Security
Boot
Power
XUSB Self-Healing
Secured Setup Configurations:
Reset Configuration Data:
LPC Port 80:
PCI Hot-Plug Resources:
I/O:
Memory:
Pre-fetchable Memory:
Enable Multimedia Timer:
Watchdog Timer:
[No]
[No]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[256]
[2M]
[2M]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
XHammer Configuration
XIntegrated Devices
XPnP Configuration
XIDE Configuration
XiGPU - Chipset
LCD Panel type:
[EDID compliant]
F1 Help
ESC Exit
↑↓ Select Item
←→ Select Menu
F5/F6 Change Values
Enter Select XSub-Menu
Exit
Item Specific Help
Use this feature to
tune USB timing event
for USB devices
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
The table below describes the items, menus, and submenus in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default
and suggested parameter settings.
Parameter
USB Self-Healing
Description
Enter the USB Self-Healing menu.
Submenu Items
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Self-Healing
XOCHI Self-Healing
XEHCI Self-Healing
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Secured Setup
Configuration
Prevents Plug and Play devices from
changing system settings.
N/A
Reset
Configuration
Data
Clear the Extended System Configuration
Data (ESCD) area using this option.
N/A
LPC Port 80
Enable or Disable LPC Port 80.
N/A
PCI Hot-Plug
Resources
Enable or Disable Hot-Plug support.
N/A
I/O
Set the amount of I/O (in bytes) available to
the Hot-Plug slots.
N/A
Memory
Set the amount of Memory (in bytes)
available to Hot-Plug slots.
N/A
Pre-fetchable
Memory
Set the amount of Pre-fetchable Memory (in
bytes) available to the Hot-Plug slots.
N/A
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Parameter
Description
Submenu Items
Enable
Multimedia Timer
Enable [Yes] or Disable [No] Multimedia
Timer support.
N/A
Watchdog Timer
Disable or Enable the OS Watchdog Timer
using ACPI WDAT.
N/A
Hammer
Configuration
Enter the Hammer Configuration menu.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
HT-LDT Frequency
HT-LDT Width
DDR2 Memory Frequency
LS Table loading
ISO Flow Control
Hi Priority Channel
Display Refresh
Sync Flood Detection
Integrated
Devices
Enter the Integrated Devices menu.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
USB Control
USB2 Control
USB BIOS Legacy Support
MAC LAN
MAC Address
Azalia Codec
Integrated Codec
SATA Mode
SATA AHCI Mode
SATA Hotplug
Power on options
Interrupt Mode
PCI Express MSI
S5 WOL
Software Based PMU FW
Loading
SMU
Dynamic Crush Voltage
PMU iGPU Stutter Mode
PMU System Stutter Mode
PMU LMM Mode
Dynamic FPCI Clock
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•
•
•
•
•
PnP Configuration
Enter the PnP Configuration menu.
XPCI Device, SLot #1
XPCI/PNP ISA UMB Region
Exclusion
XPCI/PNP IRQ UMB Resource
Exclusion
IDE Configuration
Enter the IDE Configuration menu.
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•
Large Disk Access Mode
Local Bus IDE adapter
XPrimary Master
XPrimary Slave
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Parameter
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Description
Submenu Items
iGPU - Chipset
Enter the iGPU - Chipset menu.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Integrated Graphic
Video Memory
Hybrid Graphics
mGPU nPW
MXM LVDS/TV
MXM CRT/DVI
Panel Scaling
Boot Display
Preferred TV Connector
TV Format
LCD Panel type
Select the correct LCD panel type for
testing purposes.
N/A
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Security
The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized
use.
Information
Main
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Security
Boot
Power
Supervisor Password Is
User Password Is
SATA Port 0 Disk Status
Clear
Clear
Clear
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Set SATA Port 0 HDD Password
[Enter]
[Enter]
[Enter]
Password on boot
[Disabled]
F1 Help
ESC Exit
↑↓ Select Item
←→ Select Menu
F5/F6 Change Values
Enter Select XSub-Menu
Exit
Item Specific Help
Supervisor Password
controls acces to the
setup utility.
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
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
SATA Port 0 Disk Status
Shows the setting of the hard disk 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 SATA Port 0 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 you are prompted to enter a password, you have three tries before the system halts. Don’t forget
your password. If you forget your password, you may have to return your notebook computer to your
dealer to reset it.
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Setting a Password
Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password:
1.
Use the ↑ and ↓ keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The
Set Supervisor Password box appears:
2.
Type a password in the “Enter New Password” field. The password length can not exceeds 8
alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, not case sensitive). Retype the password in the “Confirm New
Password” field.
IMPORTANT:Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen.
3.
Press Enter. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to “Set”.
4.
If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter.
5.
When you are done, press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
Removing a Password
Follow these steps:
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1.
Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The
Set Password box appears:
2.
Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter.
3.
Press e 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.
When you have changed the settings, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
Chapter 2
Changing a Password
1.
Use the ↑ and ↓ keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The
Set Password box appears.
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.
4.
Press Enter. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to “Set”.
5.
If desired, you can enable the Password on boot parameter.
6.
When you are done, press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
If the verification is OK, the screen will display as following.
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 you the
Setup Warning.
If the new password and confirm new password strings do not match, the screen will display the following
message.
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Boot
This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices
includes the USB diskette drives, the onboard hard disk drive and the DVD drive in the module bay.
Information
Main
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced Security
Boot
Power
Boot priority order:
1: IDE 4 : Toshiba MK1646GSX - (S1)
2: IDE CD :
3: PCI BEV : MBA v11.0.6 Slot 0800
4: USB HDD :
5: USB FDC :
6: USB KEY :
7: USB CDROM :
8:
Excluded from boot order:
F1 Help
ESC Exit
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↑↓ Select Item
←→ Select Menu
F5/F6 Change Values
Enter SelectXSub-Menu
Exit
Item Specific Help
Keys used to view or
configure devices:
Up and Down arrows
select a device.
<F5> and <F6> moves
the device up or down.
<f> and <r> specfies
the device fixed or
removable.
<x> exculde or include
the device to boot.
<Shift + 1> enables or
disables a device.
<1 - 4> Loads default
boot sequence.
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
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Power
The Power screen allows the user to configure various CPU and power management options and device
wakeup behavior.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Information Main Advanced Security
Boot
Power Exit
Item Specific Help
C1E Configuration
[Griffin Mode]
Enable or Disable
CPU Throttle:
[Disabled]
C1E Dual-Core related
CPU Spread Spectrum:
[Enabled]
CPU power State.
iGPU Spread Spectrum:
[2.00% Triangular Centre]
PCIE Spread Spectrum:
[Disabled]
Auto enables C1E
SATA Spread Spectrum:
[Linear Down]
if dual core is
PState Configuration
[Enabled]
detected and disables
USB CSC Resume
[Disabled]
C1E if single core
Cannot_Find_String
[Disabled]
is detected.
HIPM
[Disabled]
SATA FPCI Clock:
[133Mhz]
PCI Clocks:
[Enabled]
AltVid
[Disabled]
ASPM (L0s/L1s)
[Disabled L0s]
PCIE Lane Swizzle:
[Disabled]
F1 Help
ESC Exit
↑↓ Select Item
←→ Select Menu
F5/F6 Change Values
Enter SelectXSub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
The table below describes the items, menus, and submenus in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default
and suggested parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
Option
C1E Configuration
Enable or Disable C1E Dual-Core related
CPU power State.
Griffin Mode or Disabled
CPU Throttle
Enable or disable CPU Throttle.
Disabled or Enabled
CPU Spread Spectrum
Enable or disable CPU Spread Spectrum.
Disabled or Enabled
iGPU Spread Spectrum
Set the iGPU Spread Spectrum percentage.
1.00%, 2.00%, 3.00%,
4.00%, 5.00% or
Disabled
PCIE Spread Spectrum
Enable or disable PCIE Spread Spectrum.
Disabled or Enabled
SATA Spread
Spectrum
Enable or disable SATA Spread Spectrum.
Disabled or Linear Down
PState Configuration
Enable or disable ACPI PState Support
Enabled or Disabled
USB CSC Resume
Enable or disable wake up from S3 by USB
plug or unplug.
Disabled or Enabled
Cannot_Find_String
Enable or disable the Cannot_Find_String
message during boot.
Disabled or Enabled
HIPM
Enable or disable Aggressive Link Power
Management (HIPM).
Disabled or Enabled
SATA FPCI Clock
Set the SATA low power control level.
133 MHz or 200 MHz
PCI Clocks
Enable all PCI clocks or lock down all PCI
clocks to Port 80.
Enabled or Auto
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Parameter
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Description
Option
AltVid
Enable or disable AltVid functionality.
Disabled or Enabled
ASPM (L0s/L1s)
Enable or disable Active State Power
Management (ASPM) states for L0s and L1.
Disable L0s, Disable L1,
Enabled, or Disabled
PCIE Lane Swizzle
Enable or disable PCIE Lane Swizzle for
PCIE x 16 slot.
Disabled or Enabled
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Exit
The Exit screen allows you to save or discard any changes you made and quit the BIOS Utility.
Information
Main
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced Security
Boot
Power
Exit Saving Changes
Exit Discarding Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Discard Changes
Save Changes
F1 Help
ESC Exit
↑↓ Select Item
←→ Select Menu
Exit
Item Specific Help
Exit System Setup and
save your changes to
CMOS.
F5/F6 Change Values
F9 Setup Default
Enter SelectXSub-Menu F10 Save and Exit
The table below describes the parameters in this screen.
Parameter
Description
Exit Saving Changes
Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.
Exit Discarding
Changes
Exit utility without saving setup data to CMOS.
Load Setup Default
Load default values for all SETUP item.
Discard Changes
Load previous values from CMOS for all SETUP items.
Save Changes
Save Setup Data to CMOS.
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BIOS Flash Utility
The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions:
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New versions of system programs
•
New features or options
•
Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted.
Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM.
NOTE: If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery
Diskette before you use the Phlash utility.
NOTE: Do not install memory-related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when you use the Phlash.
NOTE: Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the Phlash utility. If the battery pack does not
contain enough power to finish BIOS flash, you may not boot the system because the BIOS is not
completely loaded.
Fellow the steps below to run the Phlash.
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1.
Prepare a bootable diskette.
2.
Copy the flash utilities to the bootable diskette.
3.
Then boot the system from the bootable diskette. The flash utility has auto-execution function.
Chapter 2
Remove HDD/BIOS Utility
This section provide you with removing HDD/BIOS method:
Remove HDD Password:
•
If you key in wrong HDD password for three time, “HDD password error code” would display on the
screen. See the image below.
•
If you need to solve HDD password locked problem, you can run HDD_PW.EXE
1. Key in “hdd_pw 15494 0”
2. Select “2”
3. Choose one upper-case string
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Reboot system and key in “0KJFN42” or “UVEIQ96” to HDD user password.
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Remove BIOS Password:
•
If you key in wrong Supervisor Password for three time, “System Disabled” would display on the
screen. See the image below.
•
If you need to solve BIOS password locked problem, you can run BIOS_PW.EXE
1. Key in “bios_pw 14452 0”
2. Choose one upper-case string
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Reboot the system and key in “qjjg9vy” or “07yqmjd” to BIOS user password.
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Chapter 3
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for
maintenance and troubleshooting.
Disassembly Requirements
To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools:
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Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge
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Flat screwdriver
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Philips screwdriver
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Plastic flat screwdriver
•
Plastic tweezers
NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the
screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the components.
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General Information
Pre-disassembly Instructions
Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you 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.
3. Place the system on a flat, stable surface.
4. Remove the battery pack.
Disassembly Process
The disassembly process is divided into the following stages:
External module disassembly
Main unit disassembly
LCD module disassembly
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•
•
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, if you
want to remove the main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly
frame in that order.
Main Screw List
Screw Type
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Number
Part Number
M2.0*2.5
86.TPK07.001
M3.0*3.5
86.TPK07.002
M3*0.5+3.5
86.A03V7.006
M2.5*6.5
86.ARE07.001
M2.5*5.0
86.ARE07.003
M2.5*3.0
86.TPK07.003
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External Module Disassembly Process
External Modules Disassembly Flowchart
The flowchart below gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence and instructs you
on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to remove the main
board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.
Turn off system
and peripherals
power
Disconnect power
and signal cables
from system
Remove
Battery
Remove
ExpressCard
Dummy
Remove
SD Dummy
Remove
PCMCIA Dummy
Remove
Lower Covers
Remove
HDD1
Remove
HDD2
Remove
ODD
Remove
Turbo RAM
Remove
WLAN
Screw List
Step
Screw
Quantity
WLAN Module
M2*L3.5 (NL)
2
HDD2 Carrier
M3*L3.5 (NL)
4
HDD1 Carrier
M3*L3.5 (NL)
4
ODD Bracket
M2*L2.5 (NL)
2
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Removing the Battery Pack
1. Turn computer over.
2. Slide the battery lock/unlock latch to the unlock position.
3. Slide and hold the battery release latch to the release position (1), then slide out the battery pack from the main
unit (2).
2
1
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Removing the SD dummy card
1. Push the SD dummy card all the way in to eject it.
2. Pull it out from the slot.
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Removing the ExpressCard dummy card
1. Push the ExpressCard dummy card all the way in to eject it.
2. Pull it out from the slot.
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Removing the Lower Covers
1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 48.
2. See “Removing the SD dummy card” on page 49.
3. See “Removing the ExpressCard dummy card” on page 50.
4. Loosen the 9 captive screws on the HDD1, HDD2, and Memory covers.
Memory
Cover
HDD1
Cover
HDD2
Cover
5. Carefully open the memory cover.
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6. Remove the HDD2 cover as shown.
7. Remove the HDD1 cover as shown.
Removing the Turbo RAM module
1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 48.
2. Remove the HDD2 cover. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 51.
3. Remove the Turbo RAM module as shown.
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Removing the WLAN Module
1. See “Removing the Turbo RAM module” on page 52.
2. Disconnect the 3 antenna cables from the WLAN board.
3. Move the antenna cables away and remove the two screws on the WLAN board to release the WLAN board.
Step
WLAN Module
Size
M2*L3.5 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
2
4. Detach the WLAN board from the WLAN socket.
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Removing the Hard Disk Drive2 Module
1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 48.
2. Remove the HDD2 cover. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 51.
3. Use the pull-tab to slide and lift up the hard disk drive module to remove.
NOTE: To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it.
4. Remove the HDD2 holder by easing the sides outward to clear the carrier.
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5. Remove the four screws securing the hard disk to the carrier.
Step
HDD Carrier
Size
M3*L3.5 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
4
6. Remove the HDD from the carrier.
7. Remove the connector from the HDD.
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Removing the Hard Disk Drive1 Module
1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 48.
2. Remove the HDD1 cover. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 51.
3. Use the pull-tab to slide and lift up the hard disk drive module to remove.
NOTE: To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it.
4. Remove the HDD1 holder by easing the sides outward to clear the carrier.
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5. Remove the four screws securing the hard disk to the carrier.
Step
HDD Carrier
Size
M3*L3.5 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
4
6. Remove the HDD from the carrier.
7. Remove the connector from the HDD.
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Removing the Optical Drive Module
1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 48.
2. Loosen the screw to remove the ODD cap.
3. Remove the ODD cap.
4. Using a screw driver, push the ODD module and grasp the front panel to remove from the computer.
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5. Remove the two screws securing the ODD bracket and remove the ODD bracket from the optical disk drive
module.
Step
ODD Bracket
Size
M2*L2.5 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
2
6. Insert a pin in the eject hole of the ODD to eject the ODD tray.
7. Press down on the locking catch to release the ODD bezel and remove.
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Main Unit Disassembly Process
Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart
Remove External
Modules before
proceeding
Remove
Switch Cover
Remove
Keyboard
Remove
DIMMs
Remove
LCD Module
Remove
Switch Board
Remove
Upper
Cover
Remove
Fingerprint
Reader
Remove
Lower
Cover
Remove
Speakers/Mic
cable
Remove
Launch Board
Remove
TouchPad
Bracket
Remove
Bluetooth Module
Remove
ExpressCard
Module
Remove
Modem Module
Remove
Mainboard
Remove
Thermal Module
Remove
CPU
Screw List
Step
60
Screw
Quantity
Switch Cover
M2.5*L5 (NL)
2
LCD Module
M2.5*L6.5 (NL)
2
M2.5*L6.5 (NL)
4
Switch Board
M2.5*L4 (NL)
3
Upper Cover
M2.5*3
2
M2.5*L5 (NL)
3
M2.5*L6.5 (NL)
12
Finger Print Reader
M2.5*L4 (NL)
2
Speaker Module
M2*L6 (NL)
5
Launch Board
M2.5*L4 (NL)
3
Part No.
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Step
Screw
Quantity
Modem Module
M2.5*L4 (NL
1
ExpressCard Module
M2.5*L4 (NL)
3
Mainboard
M2.5*L6.5 (NL)
2
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Removing the Switch Cover
CAUTION: Using tools to remove the Switch Cover may cause damage to the outer casing. It is
recommended that only fingers are used to remove the Switch Cover.
1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 48.
2. Locate and remove the two securing screws as shown.
Step
Switch Cover
Size
M2.5*L5 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
2
3. Turn the computer over and open the LCD module fully to expose the Switch Cover.
4. Starting from the right side, lift the Switch Cover and move left as shown.
IMPORTANT:Do not remove both sides of the Switch Cover together to prevent damage to the cover. Instead,
lift one end first and follow the instructions as directed.
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5. Lift the Switch Cover clear of the chassis.
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Removing the Keyboard
1. See “Removing the Switch Cover” on page 62.
2. Grasp the keyboard and firmly lift up to remove.
3. Turn the keyboard over and disconnect both sides of the keyboard cable from the mainboard to remove the
keyboard.
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Removing the DIMM Modules
1. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64.
2. Loosen the captive screw on the keyboard plate.
3. Remove the plate to access the DIMM modules.
4. Push out the release latches on both sides of the DIMM socket to release the DIMM module.
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5. Remove the DIMM module.
6. Repeat steps for the second DIMM module.
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Removing the Antenna
1. Remove the Memory Cover. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 51.
2. Remove the HDD2 Cover. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 51.
3. Remove the WLAN Module. See “Removing the WLAN Module” on page 53.
4. Disconnect the Antenna Cables from the securing guides as shown.
5. Pull the cables completely through the housing.
6. While pushing the cables through the underside, pull them completely through the upper cover.
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Removing the LCD Module
1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 48.
2. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 51.
3. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64.
4. See “Removing the Antenna” on page 67.
5. Remove the two securing screws from the bottom of the chassis.
Step
LCD Module
Size
M2.5*L6.5 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
2
6. Turn the computer over. Disconnect the LCD cable from the top panel.
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7. Remove the four securing screws (two on each side) from the LCD module.
Step
LCD Module
Size
M2.5*L6.5 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
4
8. Carefully remove the LCD module from the chassis.
IMPORTANT:Place the LCD module face up on a clean surface to prevent scratching or damage.
Antenna cable
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Removing the Switch Board
1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 71.
2. Remove the three securing screws.
Step
Switch Board
Size
M2.5*L4 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
3
3. Disconnect the FFC and remove the Switch Board from the upper cover.
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Removing the Upper Cover
1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 48.
2. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68.
3. See “Removing the Switch Board” on page 70.
4. Turn the computer over. Remove the sixteen (16) screws on the bottom panel.
Step
Size
Quantity
Upper Cover
M2.5*3
Green Callout
2
Upper Cover
M2.5*5
Blue Callout
3
Upper Cover
M2.5*L6.5 (NL)
Red Callout
12
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Screw Type
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5. Turn the computer over. Remove the four screws on the top panel.
Step
Size
Upper Cover
Quantity
Screw Type
1
Blue Callout
Upper Cover
3
Red Callout
6. Disconnect the MIC and speaker cables and carefully pull through the HDD housing.
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7. Pull the cables under and through the thermal module.
8. Turn the computer over, and disconnect the four cables from the mainboard as shown.
B
Replace with no DIMMs Image
A
C
D
NOTE: The image depicts installed DIMM modules. The DIMM modules must be removed before proceeding.
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See “Removing the DIMM Modules” on page 65.
Release the securing latch and disconnect (A) as
shown.
Release the securing latch and disconnect (B) as
shown.
Disconnect (C) as shown.
Release the securing latch and disconnect (D) as
shown.
9. Remove the upper cover by lifting upward from the chassis, rear edge first.
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Removing the Finger Print Reader
1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 71.
2. Disconnect the touchpad to switch FFC.
3. Disconnect the switch to mainboard FFC.
4. Disconnect the finger print cable.
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5. Remove the two securing screws from the Finger Print Reader board.
Step
Size
Finger Print
Reader
M2.5*L4 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
2
6. Using your fingers, gently lift the Finger Print Reader board from the Upper Cover.
Removing the Speaker Module
1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 71.
2. Remove the two securing screws from the left speaker.
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3. Disconnect the Mic cable.
4. Remove the five securing screws.
Step
Speaker Module
Size
M2*L6 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
5
5. Remove the Speaker Modules as shown.
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Removing the TouchPad
1. Remove the Upper Cover. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 71.
2. Remove the Speaker Module. See “Removing the Speaker Module” on page 76.
3. Remove the Finger Print Reader. See “Removing the Finger Print Reader” on page 75.
4. Disconnect the TouchPad FFC from the TouchPad board.
Take note of any items that may remain on the upper cover, and remove them. To replace the TouchPad, the
upper cover module must be replaced.
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Removing the Launch Board
1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 71.
2. Lift the locking lever and disconnect the FFC.
3.
Remove the three securing screws.
Step
Launch Board
Size
M2.5*L4 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
3
4. Remove the Launch Board from the upper cover.
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5. Remove the Launch Board from the bracket.
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Removing the Bluetooth Module
1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 71.
2. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable connecting the Bluetooth module.
3. Lift the Bluetooth module away from the base.
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Removing the Modem Module
1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 71.
2. Locate the modem module and disconnect the cable.
3. Remove the securing screw from the modem module.
Step
Modem Module
Size
M2.5*L4 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
1
4. Lift the module from the mainboard.
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Removing the ExpressCard Module
1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 71.
2. Disconnect the cable connecting the ExpressCard module.
3. Remove the three securing screws.
Step
ExpressCard
Module
Size
M2.5*L4 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
3
4. Lift the ExpressCard module away from the upper cover.
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Removing the Mainboard
1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 71.
2. See “Removing the Modem Module” on page 82.
3. Disconnect ExpressCard and Bluetooth cables attached to the mainboard.
4. Remove the two securing screws on the mainboard.
Step
Mainboard
84
Size
M2.5*L6.5 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
2
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5. Remove the mainboard from the lower base.
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Removing the CPU Fan
1. Remove the Mainboard. See “Removing the Mainboard” on page 84.
2. Loosen the three captive screws.
3. Disconnect the Fan cable from the mainboard.
4. Lift the Fan module clear of the mainboard.
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Removing the CPU
1. Remove the Mainboard. See “Removing the Mainboard” on page 84.
2. Take note of the indicators on the socket cam screw. Using a flat screwdriver, turn the CPU socket screw
counter-clockwise until it indicates unlocked.
k
3. Lift the CPU clear of the Mainboard.
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LCD Module Disassembly Process
LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart
Remove LCD
Panel from Main
Unit before
proceeding
Remove
LCD Bezel
Remove
LCD Assembly
Back
Panel
Assembly
LCD
Assembly
Remove
LCD Panel
Remove
LCD FPC Cable
Remove
Camera Module
Remove
LCD Brackets
Remove
Inverter Board
Remove
Camera Bracket
Screw List
Step
88
Screw
Quantity
LCD Bezel
M2.5*L5 (NL)
6
LCD Panel
M2.5*L5 (NL)
9
LCD Brackets
M2*L3 (NL)
8
Camera Bracket
M2*L3 (NL)
2
Part No.
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Removing the LCD Bezel
1. Remove the LCD Module. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 68.
2. Remove the six rubber covers and screws.
Step
Size
LCD Bezel
M2.5*L5 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
6
3. Starting from the inside edges, pry the inside of the bezel upwards from the panel. Continue moving left until
the bezel is removed. If necessary, use a plastic pry to release the corners of the bezel.
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4.
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Lift up the bezel and remove it from the LCD Module.
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Removing the Inverter Board
1. Remove the LCD Bezel. See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 89.
2. Disconnect the left and right Inverter board cables as shown.
3.
Lift the Inverter board clear of the LCD Module.
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Removing the Camera Module
1. Remove the LCD Bezel. See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 89.
2. Disconnect the Camera Module cable as shown.
IMPORTANT:Be careful when using a sharp tool to remove the cable or camera module. The surface of the
LCD panel can be easily scratched.
3. Remove the module from its securing pins and lift away from the bracket.
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Removing the LCD Panel
1. Remove the LCD Bezel. See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 89.
2. Remove the nine securing screws from the LCD Panel.
IMPORTANT:The leftside screw holds the ground connector in place. Ensure that the ground is replaced
during reassembly.
Ground
Ground
Step
Size
LCD Panel
M2.5*L5 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
9
3. Lift the LCD Panel clear of the LCD Module.
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Removing the LCD Brackets and FPC Cable
1. Remove the LCD Panel. See “Removing the LCD Panel” on page 93.
2. Turn the LCD panel over to expose the rear. Remove the mylar strips securing the FPC cable.
3. Disconnect the cable from the panel and remove.
4. Remove the eight securing screws (four on each side) from the LCD Panel brackets.
Step
LCD Brackets
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Size
M2*L3 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
8
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5. Remove the two securing screws from the camera bracket (top of LCD Panel).
Step
Camera Bracket
Size
M2*L3 (NL)
Quantity
Screw Type
2
6. Remove the camera and LCD brackets by pulling away from the LCD Panel as shown.
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LCD Module Reassembly Procedure
Replacing the LCD Panel
1. Align the LCD brackets and the camera bracket in place.
2. Replace the two securing screws on the camera bracket (top of LCD panel).
3. Replace the eight securing screws (four on each side) on the LCD Panel brackets.
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4. Align the LCD Panel cable as shown. Conenct the LCD cable and press down to engage the adhesive pads.
5. Ensure that all cables are positioned out of the way, 6. Replace the ground cable and secure with the
and place the LCD Panel in the back cover.
screw.
Ground
7. Secure the LCD module with the eight securing
screws.
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8. Align the Camera Module over the guide pins and
insert it in place (adhesive side down). Secure by
pressing down to insure cohesion.
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9. Connect the Camera Module cable.
10. Insert the Inverter board in place. Press down to
ensure cohesion.
11. Connect the left and right Inverter board cables as shown.
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Replacing the LCD Bezel
1. Locate the bezel correctly and press down the edges until there are no gaps between the bezel and the LCD
Module.
2. Starting from left to right, firmly press down to ensure the bezel is situated correctly (four locations on each
side).
3. Replace the six screws and the rubber caps provided.
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Main Module Reassembly Procedure
Replacing the CPU
1. Carefully turn the mainboard upside down (CPU
2. Using a plastic screw driver, lock the CPU in the
side up), and insert the CPU into the CPU bracket
socket as shown.
as shown.
Replacing the CPU Fan Module
1. Align the Fan Module on the screw brackets.
2. Secure the 3 screws according to the following
numbered order.
2
1
3
3. Connect the Fan cable to the Mainboard.
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Replacing the Mainboard
1. Ensure that the Mainboard is face up (the Heatsink and CPU are not visible). Place the Mainboard in the
chassis, rear edge first, and press down to install. Replace the two securing screws as shown.
NOTE: Make sure the I/O ports are positioned correctly through the lower cover, and the screw sockets are
visible through the mainboard.
2. Replace the two securing screws on the mainboard.
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3. Connect the ExpressCard and Bluetooth cables attached to the mainboard.
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Replacing the Bluetooth Board
1. Start by inserting the notch into the retaining pin.
2. Press the module down to secure in place.
3. Connect the Bluetooth cable to the Bluetooth module.
Replacing the Modem Module
1. Replace the Modem Module taking note of the
connector location.
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2. Replace the securing screw on the modem module
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3. Connect the modem cable to the module.
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Replacing the Finger Print Reader
1. Replace the Finger Print Reader board in the upper cover.
2. Replace the two securing screws.
3. Connect the finger print cable.
4. Connect the switch to mainboard FFC
5. Connect the touchpad to switch FFC.
NOTE: Carefully insert the FFC cable ends fully into the connector. Take care to line up the cable square with
the connector before securing the FFC connector latch.
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Replacing the Launch Board
1. Replace the Launch Board in the bracket.
2. Replace the Launch Board on the upper cover.
3. Replace the three securing screws.
4. Line up the FFC square with the connector. Hold
the cable in place and press lever down to secure.
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Replacing the Speaker Module
1. Replace the speaker modules as shown.
2. Replace the five securing screws, three on the left
module and two on the right module.
3. Secure the speaker cable as shown with the
adhesive tape.
4. Replace the Microphone as shown.
5. Secure the microphone cable as shown with the adhesive tape.
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Replacing the TouchPad
1. Connect the TouchPad cable to the TouchPad board.
IMPORTANT:The TouchPad cannot be removed individually. To replace the TouchPad, replace the entire
Upper Cover.
Replacing the Upper Cover
1. Tilt the Upper cover and insert the back of the cover into place.
2. While holding the Upper Cover at an angle, insert the MIC cable through the lower base taking care to ensure
that the cable is accessible from the bottom cover.
MIC Cable
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3. Connect the four cables from the mainboard as shown in the following image.
B
A
C
D
4. Align (A) and secure by securing the FFC connector latch.
5. Align (B) and secure by securing the FFC connector latch.
6. Align (D) and secure by securing the FFC connector latch.
7. Connect (C) as shown.
NOTE: Carefully insert the FFC cable ends fully into the connector. Take care to line up the cable square with
the connector before securing the FFC connector latch.
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8. Insert the Antenna Cables completely through the upper cover.
9. Pull the cables through and locate them in the housing guides as shown in the following image.
10. Turn the computer over and locate the MIC/Speaker cables.
11. Insert the cables under the thermal module as shown.
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12. Continue to insert the cables through the HDD2 housing and pull the cable taunt.
13. Locate the cables in the housing guides located by the CPU Fan module.
14. Connect the cables.
1
2
15. Replace the sixteen (16) screws as marked in the following image.
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16. Turn the chassis over and replace the four securing screws.
Replacing the LCD Module
1. Align the LCD Module hinges with the alignment pins and gently set down.
Alignment Pin
2. Replace the four securing screws (two on each side) on the LCD module.
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3. Connect the LCD cable on the top panel.
4. Insert the Antenna Cables through the Upper Cover. Make sure they are accessible from the underside.
5. Secure the cables in place as shown.
6. Turn the computer over and pull the antenna cables until it is taunt.
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7. Grasp the cable and insert it through the HDD2 housing.
Replacing the Switch Board
1. Replace the three securing screws.
2. Place the Switch Board in its location and replace
the three screws.
3. Replace the FFC and ensure the cable is flush with
the connector. Secure by locking the latch.
replace this picture. FFC must be
disconnected.
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Replacing the DIMM Modules
1. Insert the right-hand DIMM module and press down to lock in place.
The module clicks in place.
2. Insert the left-hand DIMM module and press down to lock in place.
The module clicks in place.
3. Replace the keyboard plate taking care to pay attention to the installation guides on the leftside of the plate.
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4. Tighten the captive screw on the keyboard plate.
Replacing the Keyboard
1. Replace keyboard cable to the mainboard, and
secure the locking latch.
2. Turn the keyboard over and place the front edge
first in the mounting.
New Image needed
Replacing the Switch Cover
1. Insert one side of the Switch Cover into the
chassis.
2. While holding the inserted side in place, grasp the
Switch Cover in the middle and bend slightly to
allow for the other side to be inserted.
3. Secure the Switch Cover in place by pressing on all sides until the Switch Cover clicks in place.
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Replacing the Turbo RAM Module
Insert the Turbo RAM Module and ensure it is flush with the connector.
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Replacing the WLAN Module
1. Insert the WLAN board into the WLAN socket.
2. Replace the two screws to secure the module.
3. Connect the three antenna cables to the module.
Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Module
1. Replace the connector on the HDD.
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2. Replace the HDD in the carrier.
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3. Replace the four screws securing the hard disk to
the carrier.
4. Replace the HDD holder.
5. Place the HDD in the bay and slide into the connector. Ensure the HDD is secure before replacing the
cover.
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Replacing the ODD Module
1. With the ODD tray in the eject position, replace the 2. Turn the ODD Module around and replace the
ODD cover on the new ODD Module.
bracket.
3. Secure the bracket with the two screws.
IMPORTANT:Take note of the arrow on the bracket.
The arrow designates the bottom of the ODD.
4. Slide Module in chassis and press until Module is
flush with chassis.
ODD Bottom
5. Replace the ODD cap and secure with the single screw.
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Replacing the Lower Covers
1. Replace the Memory Cover.
2. Replace the four screws to secure in place.
3. Replace the HDD2 Cover.
4. Replace the three securing screws.
5. Replace HDD Cover.
6. Replace the two screws to secure in place.
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Replacing the Express and SD Card Trays
1. Insert the Express Card and push into the slot until 2. Insert the SD Card and push into the slot until flush
flush with the chassis cover.
with the chassis cover.
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Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
Common Problems
Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems.
NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or
modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses.
1.
Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible.
2.
Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating
the same operation.
3.
Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which page to go to.
Symptoms (Verified)
Go To
Power On Issue
Page 124
No Display Issue
Page 125
LCD Failure
Page 127
Internal Keyboard Failure
Page 127
TouchPad Failure
Page 128
Internal Speaker Failure
Page 128
Internal Microphone Failure
Page 130
ODD Failure
Page 132
Rightside USB Failure
Page 135
Modem Failure
Page 135
WLAN Failure
Page 136
Acer EasyLaunch Button Failure
Page 136
Acer MediaTouch Failure
Page 137
Fingerprint Reader Failure
Page 137
Thermal Unit Failure
Page 138
HDTV Switch Failure
Page 138
Other Functions Failure
Page 139
Intermittent Failures
Page 140
Undermined Failures
Page 140
4.
If the Issue is still not resolved, see “Online Support Information” on page 173.
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Power On Issue
If the system doesn’t power on, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not
replace a non-defective FRUs:
Computer Shutsdown Intermittently
If the system powers off at intervals, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem.
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1.
Check the power cable is properly connected to the computer and the electrical outlet.
2.
Remove any extension cables between the computer and the outlet.
3.
Remove any surge protectors between the computer and the electrical outlet. Plug the computer directly
into a known good electrical outlet.
4.
Disconnect the power and open the casing to check the Thermal Unit (see “Thermal Unit Failure” on page
138) and fan airways are free of obstructions.
5.
Disable the power management settings in the BIOS to ensure they are not the cause of the problem (see
“Boot” on page 36).
6.
Remove all external and non-essential hardware connected to the computer that are not necessary to
boot the computer to the failure point.
7.
Remove any recently installed software.
8.
If the Issue is still not resolved, see “Online Support Information” on page 173.
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No Display Issue
If the Display doesn’t work, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace
a non-defective FRUs:
No POST or Video
If the POST or video doesn’t display, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem.
1.
Make sure that the internal display is selected. On this notebook model, switching between the internal
display and the external display is done by pressing Fn+F5. Reference Product pages for specific model
procedures.
2.
Make sure the computer has power by checking at least one of the following occurs:
•
Fans start up
•
Status LEDs light up
If there is no power, see “Power On Issue” on page 124.
3.
Drain any stored power by removing the power cable and battery and holding down the power button for
10 seconds. Reconnect the power and reboot the computer.
4.
Connect an external monitor to the computer and switch between the internal display and the external
display is by pressing Fn+F5 (on this model).
If the POST or video appears on the external display, see “LCD Failure” on page 127.
5.
Disconnect power and all external devices including port replicators or docking stations. Remove any
memory cards and CD/DVD discs. Restart the computer.
If the computer boots correctly, add the devices one by one until the failure point is discovered.
6.
Reseat the memory modules.
7.
Remove the drives (see “Disassembly Process” on page 46).
8.
If the Issue is still not resolved, see “Online Support Information” on page 173.
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Abnormal Video Display
If video displays abnormally, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem.
1.
Reboot the computer.
2.
If permanent vertical/horizontal lines or dark spots display in the same location, the LCD is faulty and
should be replaced. See “Disassembly Process” on page 46.
3.
If extensive pixel damage is present (different colored spots in the same locations on the screen), the LCD
is faulty and should be replaced. See “Disassembly Process” on page 46.
4.
Adjust the brightness to its highest level. See the User Manual for instructions on adjusting settings.
NOTE: Ensure that the computer is not running on battery alone as this may reduce display brightness.
If the display is too dim at the highest brightness setting, the LCD is faulty and should be replaced. See
“Disassembly Process” on page 46.
5.
Check the display resolution is correctly configured:
a.
Minimize or close all Windows.
b.
If display size is only abnormal in an application, check the view settings and control/mouse wheel
zoom feature in the application.
c.
If desktop display resolution is not normal, right-click on the desktop and select
Personalize´ Display Settings.
d.
Click and drag the Resolution slider to the desired resolution.
e.
Click Apply and check the display. Readjust if necessary.
6.
Roll back the video driver to the previous version if updated.
7.
Remove and reinstall the video driver.
8.
Check the Device Manager to determine that:
9.
•
The device is properly installed. There are no red Xs or yellow exclamation marks.
•
There are no device conflicts.
•
No hardware is listed under Other Devices.
If the Issue is still not resolved, see “Online Support Information” on page 173.
10. Run the Windows Memory Diagnostic from the operating system DVD and follow the onscreen prompts.
11. If the Issue is still not resolved, see “Online Support Information” on page 173.
Random Loss of BIOS Settings
If the computer is experiencing intermittent loss of BIOS information, perform the following actions one at a
time to correct the problem.
1.
If the computer is more than one year old, replace the CMOS battery.
2.
Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free.
3.
If the computer is experiencing HDD or ODD BIOS information loss, disconnect and reconnect the power
and data cables between devices.
If the BIOS settings are still lost, replace the cables.
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4.
If HDD information is missing from the BIOS, the drive may be defective and should be replaced.
5.
Replace the Motherboard.
6.
If the Issue is still not resolved, see “Online Support Information” on page 173.
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LCD Failure
If the LCD fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a nondefective FRUs:
Built-In Keyboard Failure
If the built-in Keyboard fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace
a non-defective FRUs:
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TouchPad Failure
If the TouchPad doesn’t work, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not
replace a non-defective FRUs:
Internal Speaker Failure
If the internal Speakers fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace
a non-defective FRUs:
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Sound Problems
If sound problems are experienced, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem.
1.
Reboot the computer.
2.
Navigate to Start´ Control Panel´ System and Maintenance´ System´ Device Manager. Check
the Device Manager to determine that:
•
The device is properly installed.
•
There are no red Xs or yellow exclamation marks.
•
There are no device conflicts.
•
No hardware is listed under Other Devices.
3.
Roll back the audio driver to the previous version, if updated recently.
4.
Remove and reinstall the audio driver.
5.
Ensure that all volume controls are set mid range:
a.
Click the volume icon on the taskbar and drag the slider to 50. Ensure that the volume is not muted.
b.
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. Ensure that Speakers are selected
as the default audio device (green check mark).
NOTE: If Speakers does 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 onscreen prompts to configure
the speakers.
8.
Remove and recently installed hardware or software.
9.
Restore system and file settings from a known good date using System Restore.
If the issue is not fixed, repeat the preceding steps and select an earlier time and date.
10. Reinstall the Operating System.
11. If the Issue is still not resolved, see “Online Support Information” on page 173.
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Internal Microphone Failure
If the internal Microphone fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not
replace a non-defective FRUs:
Microphone Problems
If internal or external Microphones do no operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to
correct the problem.
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).
3.
The microphone appears on the Recording tab.
4.
Right-click on the microphone and select Enable.
5.
Select the microphone then click Properties. Select the Levels tab.
6.
Increase the volume to the maximum setting and click OK.
7.
Test the microphone hardware:
8.
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a.
Select the microphone and click Configure.
b.
Select Set up microphone.
c.
Select the microphone type from the list and click Next.
d.
Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the test.
If the Issue is still not resolved, see “Online Support Information” on page 173.
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HDD Not Operating Correctly
If the HDD does not operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem.
1.
Disconnect all external devices.
2.
Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free.
3.
Run the Windows Vista Startup Repair Utility:
a.
insert the Windows Vista Operating System DVD in the ODD and restart the computer.
b.
When prompted, press any key to start to the operating system DVD.
c.
The Install Windows screen displays. Click Next.
d.
Select Repair your computer.
e.
The System Recovery Options screen displays. Click Next.
f.
Select the appropriate operating system, and click Next.
NOTE: Click Load Drivers if controller drives are required.
g.
Select Startup Repair.
h.
Startup Repair attempts to locate and resolve issues with the computer.
i.
When complete, click Finish.
If an issue is discovered, follow the onscreen information to resolve the problem.
4.
Run the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool. For more information see Windows Help and Support.
5.
Restart the computer and press F2 to enter the BIOS Utility. Check the BIOS settings are correct and that
CD/DVD drive is set as the first boot device on the Boot menu.
6.
Ensure all cables and jumpers on the HDD and ODD are set correctly.
7.
Remove any recently added hardware and associated software.
8.
Run the Windows Disk Defragmenter. For more information see Windows Help and Support.
9.
Run Windows Check Disk by entering chkdsk /r from a command prompt. For more information see
Windows Help and Support.
10. Restore system and file settings from a known good date using System Restore.
If the issue is not fixed, repeat the preceding steps and select an earlier time and date.
11. Replace the HDD. See “Disassembly Process” on page 46.
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ODD Failure
If the ODD fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a nondefective FRUs:
ODD Not Operating Correctly
If the ODD exhibits any of the following symptoms it may be faulty:
•
Audio CDs do not play when loaded
•
DVDs do not play when loaded
•
Blank discs do not burn correctly
•
DVD or CD play breaks up or jumps
•
Optical drive not found or not active:
•
Not shown in My Computer or the BIOS setup
•
LED does not flash when the computer starts up
•
The tray does not eject
•
Access failure screen displays
•
The ODD is noisy
Perform the following general solutions one at a time to correct the problem.
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1.
Reboot the computer and retry the operation.
2.
Try an alternate disc.
3.
Navigate to Start´ Computer. Check that the ODD device is displayed in the Devices with Removable
Storage panel.
4.
Navigate to Start´ Control Panel´ System and Maintenance´ System´ Device Manager.
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a.
Double-click lDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. If a device displays a down arrow, right-click on the device
and click Enable.
b.
Double-click DVD/CD-ROM drives. If the device displays a down arrow, right-click on the device and
click Enable.
c.
Check that there are no yellow exclamation marks against the items in lDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. If
a device has an exclamation mark, right-click on the device and uninstall and reinstall the driver.
d.
Check that there are no yellow exclamation marks against the items in DVD/CD-ROM drives. If a
device has an exclamation mark, right-click on the device and uninstall and reinstall the driver.
e.
If the exclamation marker is not removed from the item in the lists, try removing any recently installed
software and retrying the operation.
Discs Do Not Play
If discs do not play when inserted in the drive, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the
problem.
1.
Check that the disc is correctly seated in the drive tray and that the label on the disc is visible.
2.
Check that the media is clean and scratch free.
3.
Try an alternate disc in the drive.
4.
Ensure that AutoPlay is enabled:
5.
a.
Navigate to Start´ Control Panel´ Hardware and Sound´ AutoPlay.
b.
Select Use AutoPlay for all media and devices.
c.
In the Audio CD and DVD Movie fields, select the desired player from the drop down menu.
Check that the Regional Code is correct for the selected media:
IMPORTANT:Region can only be changed a limited number of times. After Changes remaining reaches zero,
the region cannot be changed even Windows is reinstalled or the drive is moved to another computer.
a.
Navigate to Start´ Control Panel´ System and Maintenance´ System´ Device Manager.
b.
Double-click DVD/CD-ROM drives.
c.
Right-click DVD drive and click Properties, then click the DVD Region tab.
d.
Select the region suitable for the media inserted in the drive.
Discs Do Not Burn Properly
If discs can not be burned, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem.
1.
2.
Ensure that the default drive is record enabled:
a.
Navigate to Start´ Computer and right-click the writable ODD icon. Click Properties.
b.
Select the Recording tab. In the Desktop disc recording panel, select the writable ODD from the
drop down list.
c.
Click OK.
Ensure that the software used for burning discs is the factory default. If using different software, refer to
the software's user manual.
Playback is Choppy
If playback is choppy or jumps, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem.
1.
2.
Check that system resources are not running low:
a.
Try closing some applications.
b.
Reboot and try the operation again.
Check that the ODD controller transfer mode is set to DMA:
a.
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b.
Double-click IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, then right-click ATA Device 0.
c.
Click Properties and select the Advanced Settings tab. Ensure that the Enable DMA box is
checked and click OK.
d.
Repeat for the other ATA Devices shown if applicable.
Drive Not Detected
If Windows cannot detect the drive, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem.
1.
Restart the computer and press F2 to enter the BIOS Utility.
2.
Check that the drive is detected in the ATAPI Model Name field on the Information page.
NOTE: Check that the entry is identical to one of the ODDs specified in “Hardware Specifications and
Configurations” on page 18.
3.
Turn off the power and remove the cover to inspect the connections to the ODD. See “Disassembly
Process” on page 46.
a.
Check for broken connectors on the drive, motherboard, and cables.
b.
Check for bent or broken pins on the drive, motherboard, and cable connections.
c.
Try an alternate cable, if available. If the drive works with the new cable, the original cable should be
replaced.
4.
Reseat the drive ensuring and all cables are connected correctly.
5.
Replace the ODD. See “Disassembly Process” on page 46.
Drive Read Failure
If discs cannot be read when inserted in the drive, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the
problem.
1.
Remove and clean the failed disc.
2.
Retry reading the CD or DVD.
d.
Test the drive using other discs.
e.
Play a DVD movie
f.
Listen to a music CD
If the ODD works properly with alternate discs, the original disc is probably defective and should be
replaced.
3.
4.
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Turn off the power and remove the cover to inspect the connections to the ODD. See “Disassembly
Process” on page 46.
a.
Check for broken connectors on the drive, motherboard, and cables.
b.
Check for bent or broken pins on the drive, motherboard, and cable connections.
c.
Try an alternate cable, if available. If the drive works with the new cable, the original cable should be
replaced.
Replace the ODD. See “Disassembly Process” on page 46.
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USB Failure (Rightside)
If the rightside USB port fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not
replace a non-defective FRUs:
Modem Function Failure
If the internal Modem fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a
non-defective FRUs:
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Wireless Function Failure
If the WLAN fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a nondefective FRUs:
EasyTouch Button Failure
If the Acer EasyTouch buttons fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not
replace a non-defective FRUs:
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MediaTouch Button Failure
If the Acer MediaTouch buttons fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not
replace a non-defective FRUs:
Fingerprint Reader Failure
If the Fingerprint Reader fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not
replace a non-defective FRUs:
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Thermal Unit Failure
If the Thermal Unit fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a
non-defective FRUs:
HDTV Switch Failure
If the HDTV Switch fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a
non-defective FRUs:
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External Mouse Failure
If an external Mouse fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem.
1.
Try an alternative mouse.
2.
If the mouse uses a wireless connection, insert new batteries and confirm there is a good connection. See
the mouse user manual.
3.
If the mouse uses a USB connection, try an alternate USB port.
4.
Try an alternative program to verify mouse operation. Reinstall the program experiencing mouse failure.
5.
Restart the computer.
6.
Remove any recently added hardware and associated software.
7.
Remove any recently added software and reboot.
8.
Restore system and file settings from a known good date using System Restore.
If the issue is not fixed, repeat the preceding steps and select an earlier time and date.
9.
Run the Event Viewer to check the events log for errors. For more information see Windows Help and
Support.
10. Roll back the mouse driver to the previous version if updated recently.
11. Remove and reinstall the mouse driver.
12. Check the Device Manager to determine that:
•
The device is properly installed. There are no red Xs or yellow exclamation marks.
•
There are no device conflicts.
•
No hardware is listed under Other Devices.
13. If the Issue is still not resolved, see “Online Support Information” on page 173.
Other Failures
If the CRT Switch, Dock, LAN Port, external MIC or Speakers, PCI Express Card, 5-in-1 Card Reader or
Volume Wheel fail, perform the following general steps to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective
FRUs:
1.
Check Drive whether is OK.
2.
Check Test Fixture is ok.
3.
Swap M/B to Try.
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Intermittent Problems
Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with a
hardware defect, such as: cosmic radiation, electrostatic discharge, or software errors. FRU replacement
should be considered only when a recurring problem exists.
When analyzing an intermittent problem, do the following:
1.
Run the advanced diagnostic test for the system board in loop mode at least 10 times.
2.
If no error is detected, do not replace any FRU.
3.
If any error is detected, replace the FRU. Rerun the test to verify that there are no more errors.
Undetermined Problems
The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed, which installed devices are incorrect,
whether a short circuit is suspected, or whether the system is inoperative.
Follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate non-defective FRU).
NOTE: Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer.
NOTE: Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly. (See “Power On
Issue” on page 124.):
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1.
Power-off the computer.
2.
Visually check them for damage. If any problems are found, replace the FRU.
3.
Remove or disconnect all of the following devices:
•
Non-Acer devices
•
Printer, mouse, and other external devices
•
Battery pack
•
Hard disk drive
•
DIMM
•
CD-ROM/Diskette drive Module
•
PC Cards
4.
Power-on the computer.
5.
Determine if the problem has changed.
6.
If the problem does not recur, reconnect the removed devices one at a time until you find the failing FRU.
7.
If the problem remains, replace the following FRU one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:
•
System board
•
LCD assembly
Chapter 4
POST Codes Tables
These tables describe the chipset and core POST codes, functions, phases, and components for the POST.
Chipset POST Codes
The following table details the chipset POST codes and functions used in the POST.
Code
Beeps
POST Routine Description
02h
Verify Real Mode
03h
Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI)
04h
Get CPU type
06h
Initialize system hardware
08h
Initialize chipset with initial POST values
09h
Set IN POST flag
0Ah
Initialize CPU registers
0Bh
Enable CPU cache
0Ch
Initialize caches to initial POST values
0Eh
Initialize I/O component
0Fh
Initialize the local bus IDE
10h
Initialize Power Management
11h
Load alternate registers with initial POST values
12h
Restore CPU control word during warm boot
13h
Initialize PCI Bus Mastering devices
14h
16h
Initialize keyboard controller
1-2-2-3
17h
BIOS ROM checksum
Initialize cache before memory autosize
18h
8254
1Ah
8237
1Ch
timer initialization
DMA controller initialization
Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller
20h
1-3-1-1
Test DRAM refresh
22h
1-3-1-3
Test 8742 Keyboard Controller
24h
Set ES segment register to 4 GB
26h
Enable A20 line
28h
Autosize DRAM
29h
Initialize POST Memory Manager
2Ah
Clear 512 KB base RAM
2Ch
1-3-4-1
RAM failure on address line xxxx*
2Eh
1-3-4-3
RAM failure on data bits xxxx* of low byte of memory bus
2Fh
30h
Enable cache before system BIOS shadow
1-4-1-1
RAM failure on data bits xxxx* of high byte of memory bus
32h
Test CPU bus-clock frequency
33h
Initialize Phoenix Dispatch Manager
36h
Warm start shut down
38h
Shadow system BIOS ROM
3Ah
Autosize cache
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Code
Beeps
POST Routine Description
3Ch
Advanced configuration of chipset registers
3Dh
Load alternate registers with CMOS values
42h
Initialize interrupt vectors
45h
POST device initialization
46h
2-1-2-3
Check ROM copyright notice
48h
Check video configuration against CMOS
49h
Initialize PCI bus and devices
4Ah
Initialize all video adapters in system
4Bh
QuietBoot start (optional)
4Ch
Shadow video BIOS ROM
4Eh
Display BIOS copyright notice
50h
Display CPU type and speed
51h
Initialize EISA board
52h
Test keyboard
54h
Set key click if enabled
58h
2-2-3-1
Test for unexpected interrupts
59h
Initialize POST display service
5Ah
Display prompt Press F2 to enter SETUP
5Bh
Disable CPU cache
5Ch
Test RAM between 512 and 640 KB
60h
Test extended memory
62h
Test extended memory address lines
64h
Jump to UserPatch1
66h
Configure advanced cache registers
67h
Initialize Multi Processor APIC
68h
Enable external and CPU caches
69h
Setup System Management Mode (SMM) area
6Ah
Display external L2 cache size
6Bh
Load custom defaults (optional)
6Ch
Display shadow-area message
6Eh
Display possible high address for UMB recovery
70h
Display error messages
72h
Check for configuration errors
76h
Check for keyboard errors
7Ch
Set up hardware interrupt vectors
7Eh
Initialize coprocessor if present
80h
Disable onboard Super I/O ports and IRQs
81h
Late POST device initialization
82h
Detect and install external RS232 ports
83h
Configure non-MCD IDE controllers
84h
Detect and install external parallel ports
85h
Initialize PC-compatible PnP ISA devices
86h
Re-initialize onboard I/O ports.
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Code
Beeps
POST Routine Description
87h
Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices (optional)
88h
Initialize BIOS Data Area
89h
Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs)
8Ah
Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area
8Bh
Test and initialize PS/2 mouse
8Ch
Initialize floppy controller
8Fh
Determine number of ATA drives (optional)
90h
Initialize hard-disk controllers
91h
Initialize local-bus hard-disk controllers
92h
Jump to UserPatch2
93h
Build MPTABLE for multi-processor boards
95h
Install CD ROM for boot
96h
Clear huge ES segment register
97h
Fixup Multi Processor table
98h
1-2
Search for option ROMs. One long, two short beeps on checksum failure
99h
Check for SMART Drive (optional)
9Ah
Shadow option ROMs
9Ch
Set up Power Management
9Dh
Initialize security engine (optional)
9Eh
Enable hardware interrupts
9Fh
Determine number of ATA and SCSI drives
A0h
Set time of day
A2h
Check key lock
A4h
Initialize Typematic rate
A8h
Erase F2 prompt
AAh
Scan for F2 key stroke
ACh
Enter SETUP
AEh
Clear Boot flag
B0h
Check for errors
B2h
POST done - prepare to boot operating system
B4h
1
One short beep before boot
B5h
Terminate QuietBoot (optional)
B6h
Check password (optional)
B9h
Prepare Boot
BAh
Initialize DMI parameters
BBh
Initialize PnP Option ROMs
BCh
Clear parity checkers
BDh
Display MultiBoot menu
BEh
Clear screen (optional)
BFh
Check virus and backup reminders
C0h
Try to boot with INT 19
C1h
Initialize POST Error Manager (PEM)
C2h
Initialize error logging
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Code
Beeps
POST Routine Description
C3h
Initialize error display function
C4h
Initialize system error handler
C5h
PnPnd dual CMOS (optional)
C6h
Initialize notebook docking (optional)
C7h
Initialize notebook docking late
C8h
Force check (optional)
C9h
Extended checksum (optional)
D2h
Unknown interrupt
Code
Beeps
For Boot Block in Flash ROM
E0h
Initialize the chipset
E1h
Initialize the bridge
E2h
Initialize the CPU
E3h
Initialize system timer
E4h
Initialize system I/O
E5h
Check force recovery boot
E6h
Checksum BIOS ROM
E7h
Go to BIOS
E8h
Set Huge Segment
E9h
Initialize Multi Processor
EAh
Initialize OEM special code
EBh
Initialize PIC and DMA
ECh
Initialize Memory type
EDh
Initialize Memory size
EEh
Shadow Boot Block
EFh
System memory test
F0h
Initialize interrupt vectors
F1h
Initialize Run Time Clock
F2h
Initialize video
F3h
F4h
Initialize System Management Mode
1
Output one beep before boot
F5h
Boot to Mini DOS
F6h
Clear Huge Segment
F7h
Boot to Full DOS
* If the BIOS detects error 2C, 2E, or 30 (base 512K RAM error), it displays an additional word-bitmap (xxxx)
indicating the address line or bits that failed. For example, 2C 0002 means address line 1 (bit one set) has
failed. 2E 1020 means data bits 12 and 5 (bits 12 and 5 set) have failed in the lower 16 bits. Note that error 30
cannot occur on 386SX systems because they have a 16 rather than 32-bit bus. The BIOS also sends the
bitmap to the port-80 LED display. It first displays the check point code, followed by a delay, the high-order
byte, another delay, and then the low-order byte of the error. It repeats this sequence continuously.
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Jumper and Connector Locations
Top View
No.
Name
Description
No.
Name
Description
1
CN1
LVDS Connector
10
U14
Clock Generator
2
U1
LAN Transformer
11
U17
Card Reader Controller
3
U2
LAN Chip
12
CN11
Bluetooth Connector
4
CN3
Switch Board Connector
13
CN9
NewCard Board Connector
5
U15
BIOS Chip
14
CN7
Finger Print
6
U13
Audio Codec
15
CN5
Modem Board Connector
7
CN10
Card Bus Connector
16
CN6
TouchPad
8
U16
Card Bus Controller
17
CN4
Keyboard Connector
9
U12
EC
18
CN2
Power Board Connector
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Bottom View
No.
Name
Description
No.
Name
Description
1
PJ1
Power Jack
14
CN23
Line In Connector
2
CN12
RJ45 Connector
15
CN33
Wireless Connector
3
CN13
Docking Connector
16
CN31
Card Reader
4
CN14
Fan Connector
17
CN26
HDD Connector
5
CN15
CRT Connector
18
CN28
HDD Connector
6
CN16
MXM Card Connector
19
U30
South Bridge
7
CN17
HDMI Connector
20
CN20
ODD Connector
8
CN19
USB Connector
21
G1
CMOS Clear Jumper
9
CN21
USB Connector
22
J1
RAM Connector
10
CN29
HP Out Connector
23
J2
RAM Connector
11
CN24
Internal Microphone Connector
24
PCN1
Battery Connector
12
CN24
Microphone Connector
25
U25
CPU Socket
13
CN27
Internal Speaker Connector
26
U24
North Bridge
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Chapter 5
Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery
This section provide you the standard operating procedures of clearing password and BIOS recovery for
TravelMate 7530/7230. TravelMate 7530/7230s provide one Hardware Open Gap on main board for clearing
password check, and one Hotkey for enabling BIOS Recovery.
Clearing Password Check
Hardware Open Gap Description
Item
R347 (RTC_RST)
Description
Clear CMOS Jumper
Steps for Clearing BIOS Password Check
If users set BIOS Password (Supervisor Password and/or User Password) for a security reason, BIOS will ask
the password during systems POST or when systems enter to BIOS Setup menu. However, once it is
necessary to bypass the password check, users need to short the HW Gap to clear the password by the
following steps:
•
Power Off a system, and remove HDD, AC and Battery from the machine.
•
Open the back cover of the machine, and find out the HW Gap on M/B as picture.
•
Use an electric conductivity tool to short the two points of the HW Gap.
•
Plug in AC, keep the short condition on the HW Gap, and press Power Button to power on the
system till BIOS POST finish. Then remove the tool from the HW Gap.
•
Restart system. Press F2 key to enter BIOS Setup menu.
If there is no Password request, BIOS Password is cleared. Otherwise, please follow the steps and
try again.
NOTE: The steps are only for clearing BIOS Password (Supervisor Password and User Password).
•
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BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk
BIOS Recovery Boot Block:
BIOS Recovery Boot Block is a special block of BIOS. It is used to boot up the system with minimum BIOS
initialization. Users can enable this feature to restore the BIOS firmware to a successful one once the previous
BIOS flashing process failed.
BIOS Recovery Hotkey:
The system provides a function hotkey: Fn+Esc, for enable 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:
Before doing this, prepare the Crisis USB key. The Crisis USB key could be made by executing the Crisis Disk
program in another system with Windows XP OS.
Follow the steps below:
1.
Save ROM file (file name: JAL90x64.fd) to the root directory of USB storage.
2.
Plug USB storage into USB port.
3.
Press Fn + ESC button then plug in AC.
The Power button flashes once.
4.
Press Power button to initiate system CRISIS mode.
When CRISIS is complete, the system auto restarts with a workable BIOS.
5.
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Update the latest version BIOS for this machine by regular BIOS flashing process.
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Chapter 6
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of TravelMate 7530/7230. Refer to
this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization).
Please note that WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, you should check the most up-to-date information available on your
regional web or channel. For whatever reasons a part number change is made, it will not be noted on the printed Service
Guide. For ACER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code from
those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer
office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.
NOTE: To scrap or to return the defective parts, you should follow the local government ordinance or regulations on how to
dispose it properly, or follow the rules set by your regional Acer office on how to return it.
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TravelMate 7530/7230 Exploded Diagrams
Upper/ Lower Cover
Number
150
Description
Part Number
Chapter 6
Number
Description
Part Number
Description
Part Number
LCD Panel
Number
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Number
152
Description
Part Number
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TravelMate 7530/7230 FRU List
Category
Description
Part Number
Adapter
ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP-65KB DFA
AP.06501.013
ADAPTER 65W LITEON PA-1650-02AC LF
AP.06503.016
ADAPTER 65W 3PIN HIPRO AC-OK065B13
AP.0650A.010
ADAPTER DELTA 90W ADP-90SB BBEA LF
AP.09001.013
ADAPTER LITE-ON 90W 19V BLUE PA-1900-24AR LED LF
AP.09003.011
ADAPTER HIPRO 90W 19V BLUE HP-OL093B13P LED LF LEVEL 4
AP.0900A.001
Adapter DELTA 65W SADP-65KB BFJA LV4 LF for OBL
AP.06501.014
Adapter DELTA 90W ADP-90SB BBEN (for OBL Spec.) LV4 LF
AP.09001.014
Battery SANYO AS-2007B Li-Ion 3S2P SANYO 6 cell 4400mAh Main
COMMON Normal Type
BT.00603.042
Battery SONY AS-2007B Li-Ion 3S2P SONY 6 cell 4400mAh Main
COMMON Normal Type
BT.00604.025
Battery SIMPLO AS-2007B Li-Ion 3S2P PANASONIC 6 cell 4400mAh Main
COMMON PSS
BT.00607.016
Battery SANYO AS-2007B Li-Ion 4S2P SANYO 8 cell 4800mAh Main
COMMON
BT.00803.024
Battery SONY AS-2007B Li-Ion 4S2P SONY 8 cell 4800mAh Main
COMMON
BT.00804.020
Battery PANASONIC AS-2007B Li-Ion 4S2P PANASONIC 8 cell 4800mAh
Main COMMON
BT.00805.011
Battery SIMPLO AS-2007B Li-Ion 4S2P PANASONIC 8 cell 4800mAh Main
COMMON PSS
BT.00807.015
Battery PANASONIC AS-2007B Li-Ion 3S2P PANASONIC 6 cell 4400mAh
Main COMMON PSS
BT.00605.021
Lite-On Conexant -Unizion 1.5_3.3v AUS RD02-D330 B85247600G
FX.22500.021
BLUETOOTH MODULE (T60H928.11)
BT.21100.005
WIRELESS LAN CARD FOXCONN T60h976.00 MINI
54.AZL07.001
WIRELESS LAN BOARD 802.11BG FOXCONN BCM4312 T77H030.00
NI.23600.029
TOUCHPAD BOARD W/O FP
55.TQ407.001
TOUCHPAD BOARD W/ FP
55.TPK07.001
Battery
Board
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Category
Description
Part Number
POWER BOARD
55.TPK07.002
SWITCH BOARD
55.TPK07.003
NEWCARD BOARD
55.TPK07.004
MSI VGA Card AMD M82ME-XT DDRII 256M 400MHz 32*16 MXM II w/
HDCP w/ O2 PowerIC
VG.82M06.001
PWR CORD V943B30001218008 DANISH 3P
27.A03V7.006
Cables
PWR CORD(ISR)1.8M 3PBLK FZ0I0008-038
27.TATV7.005
PWR CORD V50CB3T3012180QD TW-110V,3P
27.A99V7.002
POWER CORD(SWI)1.8M 3PBLACK FZ010008-011
27.A99V7.004
POWER CORD(IT) 1.8M 3PBLACK FZ010008-008
27.A99V7.005
POWER CORD(S.A) 1.8M 3BLACK FZ010008-006
27.T48V7.001
POWER CORD US 3PIN ROHS
27.TAXV7.001
POWER CORD(EU) 1.8M 3PBLACK FM010008-010
27.TATV7.001
POWER CORD(UK) 1.8M 3PBLACK FP010008-013
27.TATV7.003
BLUETOOTH CABLE
50.TPK07.001
NEW CARD CABLE
50.TPK07.002
Case/Cover/Bracket Assembly
154
MIDDLE COVER
42.TPK07.001
UPPER CASE ASSY W/TP,SPEAKER,MIC,FFC CABLE W/O FP
60.TQ407.001
UPPER CASE ASSY W/TP,SPEAKER,MIC,FFC CABLE FOR FP
60.TPK07.001
LOWER CASE ASSY W/RJ11
60.TPK07.002
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Category
Description
Part Number
RAM COVER
42.TPK07.002
KB PLATE FOR DDR2
33.TPK07.007
SWITCH BOARD BRACKET
33.TPK07.008
BASE ODD CAP
42.TG607.002
CPU AMD Athlon64X2 QL60 PGA 1.9G 1M 638 35W Griffin B1
KC.AQL02.600
CPU/Processor
CPU AMD TurionX2 RM70 PGA 2.0G 1M 638 35W Griffin B1
KC.TRM02.700
CPU AMD TurionX2 ZM80 PGA 2.1G 2M 638 35W Griffin B1
KC.TZM02.800
CPU AMD TurionX2 ZM82 PGA 2.2G 2M 638 35W Griffin B1
KC.TZM02.820
CPU AMD TurionX2 ZM84 PGA 2.3G 2M 638 35W Griffin B1
KC.TZM02.840
CPU AMD SempronM SI40 PGA 2.0G 512K 638 25W Griffin B1
KC.SSI02.400
DVD/CDRW COMBO MODULE
6M.TPK07.001
TOSHIBA COMBO Tray DL 24X TS-L463A LF W/O bezel SATA
KO.02401.006
SONY COMBO Tray DL 24X CRX890S LF W/O bezel SATA
KO.0240E.009
OPTICAL BRACKET
33.TPK07.001
DVD/CDRW COMBO BEZEL
42.TPK07.005
DVD/RW SUPER MULTI SATA MODULE
6M.TR807.001
PIONEER Super-Multi DRIVE Tray DL 8X DVR-TD08RS LF W/O bezel
SATA
KU.00805.044
ODD PLDS Super-Multi DRIVE 12.7mm Tray DL 8X DS-8A2S LF W/O
bezel SATA
KU.0080F.001
SONY SUPER-MULTI DRIVE TRAY DL 8X AD-7560S LF W/O BEZEL
SATA
KU.0080E.009
Combo Module
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Category
156
Description
Part Number
OPTICAL BRACKET
33.TPK07.001
ODD BEZEL - SUPER MULTI
42.TPK07.006
BLUE RAY COMBO MODULE
6M.TPL07.001
BLUE RAY COMBO TRAY 2X SONY BC-5500S-AR
KO.0020E.002
OPTICAL BRACKET
33.TPK07.001
BD COMBO BEZEL
42.TPL07.001
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Category
Description
Part Number
HDD
Chapter 6
HDD SEAGATE 2.5" 5400rpm 120GB ST9120817AS Corsair SATA LF F/
W:3.AAA
KH.12001.032
HDD TOSHIBA 5400rpm 120GB MK1246GSX Leo BS SATA I LF F/
W:LB213J
KH.12004.007
HDD HGST 5400rpm 120GB HTS542512K9SA00 Bronco-B SATA II LF F/
W:C31P
KH.12007.014
HDD WD 5400rpm 120GB WD1200BEVS-22UST0 ML125 SATA LF F/
W:01.01A01
KH.12008.019
HDD(160G) ST9160827AS 9DG133-188 STN B/S SEAGATE F/W:3.AAA
KH.16001.029
HDD TOSHIBA 2.5" 5400rpm 160GB MK1652GSX Virgo - BS SATA LF F/
W:LV010J
KH.16004.003
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 160GB HTS542516K9SA00 Bronco-B SATA II
LF F/W:C31P
KH.16007.016
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 160GB HTS543216L9A300 Falcon-B SATA LF
F/W:C40C
KH.16007.019
HDD WD 2.5" 5400rpm 160GB WD1600BEVT-22ZCTO ML160 SATA LF F/
W:11.01A11
KH.16008.022
HDD TOSHIBA 2.5" 5400rpm 250GB MK2546GSX Leo BS SATA I LF F/
W:LB013J
KH.25004.001
HDD 250GB 5400RPM SATA II HGST HTS542525K9SA00 LF F/W:C31P
KH.25007.011
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 250GB HTS543225L9A300 Falcon-B SATA LF
F/W:C40C
KH.25007.013
HDD WD 2.5 IN. 5400rpm 250GB WD2500BEVS-22UST0 ML125 SATA LF
F/W:01.01A01
KH.25008.018
HDD TOSHIBA 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB MK3252GSX Virgo BS SATA LF F/
W:LV010J
KH.32004.001
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB HTS543232L9A300 Falcon-B SATA LF
F/W:C40C
KH.32007.004
HDD WD 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0 ML160 SATA LF F/
W:11.01A11
KH.32008.013
HDD BRACKET ASSY
33.TPK07.002
HDD COVER-1 ASSY W/RUBBER
42.TPK07.003
HDD COVER-2 ASSY W/RUBBER
42.TPK07.004
HDD CONNECTOR
20.TPK07.001
157
Category
Description
Part Number
Keyboard
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 104KS Black US International
KB.INT00.627
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 104KS Black US International
Hebrew
KB.INT00.628
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black UK
KB.INT00.629
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Turkish
KB.INT00.630
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 104KS Black Thailand
KB.INT00.631
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Swiss/G
KB.INT00.632
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Swedish
KB.INT00.633
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Spanish
KB.INT00.634
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Slovak
KB.INT00.635
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black SLO/CRO
KB.INT00.636
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 104KS Black Russian
KB.INT00.637
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Portuguese
KB.INT00.638
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Polish
KB.INT00.639
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Norwegian
KB.INT00.640
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 104KS Black Korean
KB.INT00.642
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 104KS Black Japanese
KB.INT00.643
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Italian
KB.INT00.644
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Hungarian
KB.INT00.647
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 104KS Black Greek
KB.INT00.648
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black German
KB.INT00.649
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black French
KB.INT00.650
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Danish
KB.INT00.653
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Czech
KB.INT00.654
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 104KS Black Traditional Chinese
KB.INT00.655
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Canadian French
KB.INT00.656
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Brazilian Portuguese
KB.INT00.657
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Belgium
KB.INT00.658
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 104KS Black Arabic/English
KB.INT00.659
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Luxembourgian
KB.INT00.641
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 104KS Black Israel
KB.INT00.645
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Irish
KB.INT00.646
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Finnish
KB.INT00.651
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Dutch
KB.INT00.652
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Arabic/French
KB.INT00.660
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black Nordic
KB.INT00.661
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 105KS Black English/Canadian
French
KB.INT00.662
Keyboard 17KB-FV4 Black Monserrat 109KS Black Japanese
KB.INT00.663
LCD MODULE ASSY MIMO (3WIRE) GLARE W/CCD
6M.TR807.002
LCD SAMSUNG 17.1" WXGA+ Glare LTN170BT07-G01 LF 220nit 8ms
500:1
LK.17106.004
LCD LPL 17.1" WXGA+ Glare LP171WP4-TLR1 LF 220nit 8ms
LK.17108.011
LCD
158
LCD CMO 17" WXGA+ Glare N170C2-L02 LF 200nit 10ms
LK.1700D.009
INVERTER BOARD
19.TPK07.001
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Category
Chapter 6
Description
Part Number
LCD CABLE FOR CCD
50.TPK07.003
LCD COVER ASSY W/ANTENNA * 3
60.TPK07.003
LCD BEZEL FOR CCD
60.TPK07.004
LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - R
33.TPK07.003
LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - L
33.TPK07.004
CCD MODULE 0.3M
57.ARE07.001
CAMERA CNF701721004971L CNY
57.TPK07.002
CCD BRACKET
33.TPK07.005
CCD CABLE
50.TPK07.004
LCD MODULE ASSY MIMO (3WIRE) NON-GLARE W/CCD
6M.TR807.003
LCD LPL 17.1" WXGA+ None Glare LP171WP4-TLR2 LF 220nit 8ms
LK.17108.012
INVERTER BOARD
19.TPK07.001
LCD CABLE FOR CCD
50.TPK07.003
LCD COVER ASSY W/ANTENNA * 3
60.TPK07.003
LCD BEZEL FOR CCD
60.TPK07.004
LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - R
33.TPK07.003
LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - L
33.TPK07.004
159
Category
Description
CCD MODULE 0.3M
160
Part Number
57.ARE07.001
CAMERA CNF701721004971L CNY
57.TPK07.002
CCD BRACKET
33.TPK07.005
CCD CABLE
50.TPK07.004
LCD MODULE ASSY MIMO (2WIRE) GLARE W/CCD
6M.TR807.004
LCD SAMSUNG 17.1" WXGA+ Glare LTN170BT07-G01 LF 220nit 8ms
500:1
LK.17106.004
LCD LPL 17.1" WXGA+ Glare LP171WP4-TLR1 LF 220nit 8ms
LK.17108.011
LCD CMO 17" WXGA+ Glare N170C2-L02 LF 200nit 10ms
LK.1700D.009
INVERTER BOARD
19.TPK07.001
LCD CABLE FOR CCD
50.TPK07.003
LCD COVER ASSY W/ANTENNA * 2
60.TPK07.005
LCD BEZEL FOR CCD
60.TPK07.004
LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - R
33.TPK07.003
LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - L
33.TPK07.004
CCD MODULE 0.3M
57.ARE07.001
CAMERA CNF701721004971L CNY
57.TPK07.002
CCD BRACKET
33.TPK07.005
CCD CABLE
50.TPK07.004
LCD MODULE ASSY MIMO (2WIRE) NON-GLARE W/CCD
6M.TR807.005
LCD LPL 17.1" WXGA+ None Glare LP171WP4-TLR2 LF 220nit 8ms
LK.17108.012
INVERTER BOARD
19.TPK07.001
LCD CABLE FOR CCD
50.TPK07.003
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Category
Chapter 6
Description
Part Number
LCD COVER ASSY W/ANTENNA * 2
60.TPK07.005
LCD BEZEL FOR CCD
60.TPK07.004
LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - R
33.TPK07.003
LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - L
33.TPK07.004
CCD MODULE 0.3M
57.ARE07.001
CAMERA CNF701721004971L CNY
57.TPK07.002
CCD BRACKET
33.TPK07.005
CCD CABLE
50.TPK07.004
LCD MODULE ASSY MIMO (3WIRE) AUO GLARE W/CCD
6M.TPK07.006
LCD AUO 17.1" WXGA+ Glare B170PW06 V2 LF 220nit 8ms
LK.17105.009
INVERTER BOARD
19.TPK07.001
LCD CABLE FOR CCD
50.TPK07.003
LCD COVER ASSY W/ANTENNA * 3 FOR AUO
60.TPK07.008
LCD BEZEL FOR CCD
60.TPK07.004
LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - R
33.TPK07.003
LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - L
33.TPK07.004
CCD MODULE 0.3M
57.ARE07.001
CAMERA CNF701721004971L CNY
57.TPK07.002
CCD BRACKET
33.TPK07.005
161
Category
162
Description
Part Number
CCD CABLE
50.TPK07.004
LCD MODULE ASSY MIMO (3WIRE) AUO NON-GLARE W/CCD
6M.TPK07.007
LCD AUO 17.1" WXGA+ None Glare B170PW06 V3 LF 220nit 8ms
LK.17105.008
INVERTER BOARD
19.TPK07.001
LCD CABLE FOR CCD
50.TPK07.003
LCD COVER ASSY W/ANTENNA * 3 FOR AUO
60.TPK07.008
LCD BEZEL FOR CCD
60.TPK07.004
LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - R
33.TPK07.003
LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - L
33.TPK07.004
CCD MODULE 0.3M
57.ARE07.001
CAMERA CNF701721004971L CNY
57.TPK07.002
CCD BRACKET
33.TPK07.005
CCD CABLE
50.TPK07.004
LCD MODULE ASSY MIMO (2WIRE) AUO GLARE W/CCD
6M.TPK07.008
LCD AUO 17.1" WXGA+ Glare B170PW06 V2 LF 220nit 8ms
LK.17105.009
INVERTER BOARD
19.TPK07.001
LCD CABLE FOR CCD
50.TPK07.003
LCD COVER ASSY W/ANTENNA * 2 FOR AUO
60.TPK07.009
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Category
Chapter 6
Description
Part Number
LCD BEZEL FOR CCD
60.TPK07.004
LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - R
33.TPK07.003
LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - L
33.TPK07.004
CCD MODULE 0.3M
57.ARE07.001
CAMERA CNF701721004971L CNY
57.TPK07.002
CCD BRACKET
33.TPK07.005
CCD CABLE
50.TPK07.004
LCD MODULE ASSY MIMO (2WIRE) AUO NON-GLARE W/CCD
6M.TPK07.009
LCD AUO 17.1" WXGA+ None Glare B170PW06 V3 LF 220nit 8ms
LK.17105.008
INVERTER BOARD
19.TPK07.001
LCD CABLE FOR CCD
50.TPK07.003
LCD COVER ASSY W/ANTENNA * 2 FOR AUO
60.TPK07.009
LCD BEZEL FOR CCD
60.TPK07.004
LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - R
33.TPK07.003
LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - L
33.TPK07.004
CCD MODULE 0.3M
57.ARE07.001
CAMERA CNF701721004971L CNY
57.TPK07.002
CCD BRACKET
33.TPK07.005
CCD CABLE
50.TPK07.004
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Category
Description
Part Number
Mainboard
MAINBOARD UMA AMDRS780MN W/CARD READER W/O CPU RAM LF
MAINBOARD DIS AMDRS780MN W/CARD READER W/O CPU RAM LF
Memory
1GB NANYA DDRII 667 1GB NT1GT64U8HB0BN-3C (0.09U)
KN.1GB03.014
Memory SAMSUNG SO-DIMM DDRII 667 1GB M470T2864QZ3-CE6 LF
KN.1GB0B.016
Memory MICRON SO-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB MT16HTF25664HY-667E1 LF
KN.2GB04.001
Memory SAMSUNG SO-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB M470T5663QZ3-CE6 LF
KN.2GB0B.003
MEMORY HYNIX SO-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB HYMP125S64CP8-Y5 LF
KN.2GB0G.004
Memory SAMSUNG SO-DIMM DDRII 667 512MB M470T6464QZ3-CE6 LF
KN.5120B.026
Memory HYNIX SO-DIMM DDRII 667 512MB HYMP164S64CP6-Y5 LF
KN.5120G.024
THERMAL MODULE FOR UMA
60.TR807.001
THERMAL MODULE FOR VGA
60.TQC07.001
LCD RUBBER-1
47.TPK07.001
LCD RUBBER-2
47.TPK07.002
LOWER CASE FOOT STAND
47.AGW07.004
SPEAKER
23.TPK07.001
Heatsink
Miscellaneous
Speaker
Screw List
Category
Description
Part Number
Screw List
164
SCREW M2.0*2.5-I (BUWZN)
86.TPK07.001
SCREW M3.0*3.5-I (BUWZN) IRON
86.TPK07.002
SCREW M3*0.5+3.5I
86.A03V7.006
SCREW M2.5*6.5-I (BZN(NYLOK-RED)
86.ARE07.001
SCREW M2.5*5.0-I (BZN)
86.ARE07.003
SCREW M2.5*3.0-I (BZN)
86.TPK07.003
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Appendix A
Model Definition and Configuration
TravelMate 7530/7230 Series
Model
Appendix A
RO
Country
Acer
Part
no
Descriptio
n
CPU
LCD
DIMM
1
DIMM
2
HDD 1
(GB)
ODD
Wirele
ss
LAN
Blueto
oth
VOIP
Phone
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Appendix B
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® XP Home, Windows® XP Pro 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 TravelMate 7530/7230 series
Compatibility Test Report released by the Acer Mobile System Testing Department.
Appendix B
167
Microsoft® Windows® Vista Environment Test
Vendor
Type
Description
Adapter Test
F0000183
DELTA CN
90W
Adapter DELTA 90W 1.7x5.5x11 ADP-90SB BBEA LF level 4
10001023
LITE-ON
90W
Adapter LITE-ON 90W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Blue PA-1900-24AR LED
LF level 4
60002015
HIPRO
90W
Adapter HIPRO 90W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Blue HP-OL093B13P LED
LF level 4
F0000183
DELTA CN
90W-DE
Adapter DELTA 90W 1.7x5.5x11 ADP-90SB BBEN (for OBL Spec.)
LV4 LF
F0000183
DELTA CN
65W-DE
Adapter DELTA 65W 1.7x5.5x11 SADP-65KB BFJA LV4 LF for
OBL only
10001023
LITE-ON
65W
Adapter LITE-ON 65W 1.7x5.5x11 PA-1650-02AC LF level 4
60002015
HIPRO
65W
Adapter HIPRO 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow HP-OK065B13 LED
LF level 4
F0000183
DELTA CN
65W
Adapter DELTA 65W 1.7x5.5x11 SADP-65KB DFA LF level 4
Audio Codec Test
9999995
ONE TIME
VENDER
ALC268
ALC268
60001921
SANYO
6CELL2.2
Battery SANYO AS-2007B Li-Ion 3S2P SANYO 6 cell 4400mAh
Main COMMON Normal Type
60001535
PANASONI
C
6CELL2.2
Battery PANASONIC AS-2007B Li-Ion 3S2P PANASONIC 6 cell
4400mAh Main COMMON PSS
10001063
SONY
8CELL2.4
Battery SONY AS-2007B Li-Ion 4S2P SONY 8 cell 4800mAh Main
COMMON
60002162
SIMPLO
8CELL2.4
Battery SIMPLO AS-2007B Li-Ion 4S2P PANASONIC 8 cell
4800mAh Main COMMON PSS
10001063
SONY
6CELL2.2
Battery SONY AS-2007B Li-Ion 3S2P SONY 6 cell 4400mAh Main
COMMON Normal Type
60002162
SIMPLO
6CELL2.2
Battery SIMPLO AS-2007B Li-Ion 3S2P PANASONIC 6 cell
4400mAh Main COMMON PSS
60001921
SANYO
8CELL2.4
Battery SANYO AS-2007B Li-Ion 4S2P SANYO 8 cell 4800mAh
Main COMMON
60001535
PANASONI
C
8CELL2.4
Battery PANASONIC AS-2007B Li-Ion 4S2P PANASONIC 8 cell
4800mAh Main COMMON
22554573
AMD
GFNQS
CPU AMD TurionX2 Griffin QS PGA
22554573
AMD
ATUZM86
CPU AMD TurionX2 ZM86 PGA 2.4G 2M 638 35W Griffin B1
22554573
AMD
AAQL60
CPU AMD Athlon64X2 QL60 PGA 1.9G 1M 638 35W Griffin B1
Battery Test
CPU Test
168
Appendix B
Vendor
Type
Description
22554573
AMD
ATRM70
CPU AMD TurionX2 RM70 PGA 2.0G 1M 638 35W Griffin B1
22554573
AMD
ATUZM80
CPU AMD TurionX2 ZM80 PGA 2.1G 2M 638 35W Griffin B1
22554573
AMD
ATUZM82
CPU AMD TurionX2 ZM82 PGA 2.2G 2M 638 35W Griffin B1
22554573
AMD
SMPSI4025W
CPU AMD SempronM SI40 PGA 2.0G 512K 638 25W Griffin B1
22554573
AMD
ATUZM84
CPU AMD TurionX2 ZM84 PGA 2.3G 2M 638 35W Griffin B1
60002036
SEAGATE
N120GB5.4KS
HDD SEAGATE 2.5" 5400rpm 120GB ST9120817AS Corsair SATA
LF F/W:3.AAA
60001994
WD
N120GB5.4KS
HDD WD 2.5" 5400rpm 120GB WD1200BEVS-22UST0 ML125
SATA LF F/W:01.01A01
60001922
TOSHIBA
DIGI
N250GB5.4KS
HDD TOSHIBA 2.5" 5400rpm 250GB MK2546GSX Leo BS SATA I
LF F/W:LB013J
60002005
HGST SG
N160GB5.4KS
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 160GB HTS542516K9SA00 Bronco-B
SATA II LF F/W:C31P
60001922
TOSHIBA
DIGI
N320GB5.4KS
HDD TOSHIBA 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB MK3252GSX Virgo BS SATA
LF F/W:LV010J
60001922
TOSHIBA
DIGI
N120GB5.4KS
HDD TOSHIBA 2.5" 5400rpm 120GB MK1246GSX Leo BS SATA I
LF F/W:LB213J
60002036
SEAGATE
N160GB5.4KS
HDD SEAGATE 2.5" 5400rpm 160GB ST9160827AS Corsair SATA
LF F/W:3.AAA
60001994
WD
N160GB5.4KS
HDD WD 2.5" 5400rpm 160GB WD1600BEVT-22ZCTO ML160
SATA LF F/W:11.01A11
60002005
HGST SG
N250GB5.4KS
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 250GB HTS542525K9SA00 Bronco-B
SATA II LF F/W:C31P
60001994
WD
N320GB5.4KS
HDD WD 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0 ML160
SATA LF F/W:11.01A11
60002005
HGST SG
N120GB5.4KS
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 120GB HTS542512K9SA00 Bronco-B
SATA II LF F/W:C31P
60001922
TOSHIBA
DIGI
N160GB5.4KS
HDD TOSHIBA 2.5" 5400rpm 160GB MK1652GSX Virgo - BS
SATA LF F/W:LV010J
60002036
SEAGATE
N250GB5.4KS
HDD SEAGATE 2.5" 5400rpm 250GB ST9250827AS Corsair SATA
LF F/W:3.AAA
60001994
WD
N250GB5.4KS
HDD WD 2.5" 5400rpm 250GB WD2500BEVS-22UST0 ML125
SATA LF F/W:01.01A01
60002036
SEAGATE
N320GB5.4KS
HDD SEAGATE 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB ST9320320AS Crockett
SATA LF F/W:0303
60002005
HGST SG
N160GB5.4KS
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 160GB HTS543216L9A300 Falcon-B
SATA LF F/W:C40C
60002036
SEAGATE
N160GB5.4KS
HDD SEAGATE 2.5" 5400rpm 160GB ST9160310AS Crockett
SATA LF F/W:0303
HDD Test
Appendix B
169
Vendor
Type
Description
60002005
HGST SG
N320GB5.4KS
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB HTS543232L9A300 Falcon-B
SATA LF F/W:C40C
60001922
TOSHIBA
DIGI
N120GB5.4KS
HDD TOSHIBA 2.5" 5400rpm 120GB MK1252GSX Virgo BS SATA
LF F/W:LV010J
60002005
HGST SG
N250GB5.4KS
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 250GB HTS543225L9A300 Falcon-B
SATA LF F/W:C40C
60001922
TOSHIBA
DIGI
N250GB5.4KS
HDD TOSHIBA 2.5" 5400rpm 250GB MK2552GSX Virgo BS SATA
LF F/W:LV010J
60002005
HGST SG
N120GB5.4KS
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 120GB HTS543212L9A300 Falcon-B
SATA LF F/W:C40C
60003316
AUO
N17WXGA+
LCD AUO 17.1" WXGA+ None Glare B170PW06 V3 LF 220nit 8ms
60002215
SAMSUNG
N17WXGA+G
LCD SAMSUNG 17.1" WXGA+ Glare LTN170BT07-G01 LF 220nit
8ms 500:1
60003089
LG
N17WXGA+G
LCD LPL 17.1" WXGA+ Glare LP171WP4-TLR1 LF 220nit 8ms
10001038
CMO
N17WXGA+G
LCD CMO 17" WXGA+ Glare N170C2-L02 LF 200nit 10ms
60003316
AUO
N17WXGA+G
LCD AUO 17.1" WXGA+ Glare B170PW06 V2 LF 220nit 8ms
60002215
SAMSUNG
N17WXGA+
LCD SAMSUNG 17.1" WXGA+ None Glare LTN170BT-001 LF
220nit 8ms 500:1
60003089
LG
N17WXGA+
LCD LPL 17.1" WXGA+ None Glare LP171WP4-TLR2 LF 220nit
8ms
10001038
CMO
N17WXGA+
LCD CMO 17" WXGA+ None Glare N170C2-L01 LF 200nit 10ms
60003089
LG
N17WXGA+
LCD LPL 17.1" WXGA+ None Glare LP171WP4-TLR2 LF 220nit
8ms
10001038
CMO
N17WXGA+
LCD CMO 17" WXGA+ None Glare N170C2-L01 LF 200nit 10ms
10001038
CMO
N17WXGA+
LCD CMO 17" WXGA+ None Glare N170C2-L01 LF 200nit 10ms
60003089
LG
N17WXGA+
LCD LPL 17.1" WXGA+ None Glare LP171WP4-TLR2 LF 220nit
8ms
60003089
LG
N17WXGA+
LCD LPL 17.1" WXGA+ None Glare LP171WP4-TLR2 LF 220nit
8ms
60001993
NANYA
SO1GBII6
SO-DIMM DDRII 667 1GB NT1GT64U8HB0BN-3C (0.09U)
16081942
MICRON
U2GBII6
Memory MICRON UNB-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB MT16HTF25664AY667E1 LF
60002215
SAMSUNG
SO512MBII6
Memory SAMSUNG SO-DIMM DDRII 667 512MB
M470T6464QZ3-CE6 LF
610092
INFINEON
SO1GBII6
Memory INFINEON SO-DIMM DDRII 667 1GB
HYS64T128021EDL-3S LF
60002045
HYNIX
SO1GBII6
Memory HYNIX SO-DIMM DDRII 667 1GB HYMP112S64CP6-Y5
LF
LCD Test
Memory Test
170
Appendix B
Vendor
Type
Description
60002045
HYNIX
U2GBII6
Memory HYNIX UNB-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB HYMP125U64CP8-Y5
LF 128*8 0.065um
60002215
SAMSUNG
U2GBII6
Memory SAMSUNG UNB-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB M378T5663QZ3CE6 LF 128*8 0.065um
60002045
HYNIX
SO512MBII6
Memory HYNIX SO-DIMM DDRII 667 512MB HYMP164S64CP6Y5 LF 64*16 0.065um
60002215
SAMSUNG
SO1GBII6
Memory SAMSUNG SO-DIMM DDRII 667 1GB M470T2864QZ3CE6 LF
610092
INFINEON
SO1GBII6
Memory INFINEON SO-DIMM DDRII 667 1GB
HYS64T128021EDL-3S LF
610092
INFINEON
SO1GBII6
Memory INFINEON SO-DIMM DDRII 667 1GB
HYS64T128021EDL-3S LF
60002045
HYNIX
U2GBII6
Memory HYNIX UNB-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB HYMP125U64CP8-Y5
LF 128*8 0.065um
60002045
HYNIX
SO2GBII6
Memory HYNIX SO-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB HYMP125S64CP8-Y5
LF
60002215
SAMSUNG
U2GBII6
Memory SAMSUNG UNB-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB M378T5663QZ3CE6 LF 128*8 0.065um
16081942
MICRON
U2GBII6
Memory MICRON UNB-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB MT16HTF25664AY667E1 LF
60002045
HYNIX
U2GBII6
Memory HYNIX UNB-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB HYMP125U64CP8-Y5
LF 128*8 0.065um
60002215
SAMSUNG
U2GBII6
Memory SAMSUNG UNB-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB M378T5663QZ3CE6 LF 128*8 0.065um
16081942
MICRON
U2GBII6
Memory MICRON UNB-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB MT16HTF25664AY667E1 LF
60002215
SAMSUNG
SO2GBII6
Memory SAMSUNG SO-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB M470T5663QZ3CE6 LF
16081942
MICRON
SO2GBII6
Memory MICRON SO-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB MT16HTF25664HY667E1 LF
60001993
NANYA
SO1GBII6
Memory NANYA SO-DIMM DDRII 667 1GB NT1GT64UH8D0FN3C LF 64*16 0.07um
Lite+Con MC4Z
1.5_3.3V Aus
Lite-On Conexant -Unizion 1.5_3.3v AUS RD02-D330
Modem Test
10001023
LITE-ON
Northbridge Chipset Test
22554573
AMD
AMDRS780MN
AMD RS780MN w/ HDCP EEPROM
10001070
PHILIPS
NSM8XS
ODD PLDS Super-Multi DRIVE 12.7mm Tray DL 8X DS-8A2S LF
W/O bezel SATA
60001939
PIONEER
NSM8XS
ODD PIONEER Super-Multi DRIVE 12.7mm Tray DL 8X DVRTD08RS LF W/O bezel SATA
10001063
SONY
NBDCB2XS
ODD SONY BD COMBO 12.7mm Tray DL 2X BC-5500S LF W/O
bezel SATA
60001535
PANASONI
C
NBDCB2X
ODD PANASONIC BD COMBO 12.7mm Tray DL 2X UJ-120B LF
W/O bezel PATA
10001063
SONY
NSM8XS
ODD SONY Super-Multi DRIVE 12.7mm Tray DL 8X AD-7560S LF
W/O bezel SATA
ODD Test
Appendix B
171
Vendor
Type
Description
10001063
SONY
NCB24XS
ODD SONY COMBO 12.7mm Tray DL 24X CRX890S LF W/O
bezel SATA
60001922
TOSHIBA
DIGI
NCB24XS
ODD TOSHIBA COMBO 12.7mm Tray DL 24X TS-L463A LF W/O
bezel SATA
Southbridge Chipset Test
22554573
AMD
AMDSB700
AMD SB700
22554573
AMD
82MEXTHM
AMD 82MEXTHM w/ HDCP w/o Macrovision
10001024
MSI
82MEXTHM256
M
MSI VGA Card AMD M82ME-XT DDRII 256M 400MHz 32*16 MXM
II w/ HDCP w/ O2 PowerIC
9999995
ONE TIME
VENDER
UMA
UMA
23707801
FOXCONN
TW
3rd WiFi BG
Foxconn FOX_ATH_XB63 Foxconn Atheros XB63 minicard b/g
9999995
ONE TIME
VENDER
3rd WiFi BG
Foxconn Wireless LAN Broadcom 4312 minicard b/g
VGA Chip Test
WLAN Test
172
Appendix B
Appendix C
Online Support Information
This section describes online technical support services available to help you repair your Acer Systems.
If you are a distributor, dealer, ASP or TPM, please refer your technical queries to your 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 you convenient and valuable support resources whenever you need them.
In the Technical Information section you can download information on all of Acer's Notebook, Desktop and
Server models including:
•
Service guides for all models
•
User's manuals
•
Training materials
•
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 Traveler'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 your technical queries.
We are always looking for ways to optimize and improve our services, so if you have any suggestions or
comments, please do not hesitate to communicate these to us.
Appendix C
173
174
Appendix C
Index
A
Euro
AFLASH Utility
15
ExpressCard Module 83
40
External Module Disassembly
B
47
Flowchart
Battery Pack
F
48
BIOS
Features 1
ROM type 22
vendor 22
Fingerprint Reader Failure
40
FPC Cable 94
Flash Utility
27–40
Advanced 30
Boot 36
Exit 39
Navigating 27
BIOS Utility
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Onboard Device Configuration 34
Power 36, 37
Save and Exit 39
Security 33
System Security 39
54
Hard Disk Drive2 Module 56
HDTV Switch Failure 138
Hard Disk Drive1 Module
Hibernation mode
Board Layout
15
Hot Keys 13
hotkey
145
brightness
hotkeys
149
H
Bluetooth module 81
Top View
137
I
15
Indicators 10
C
Intermittent Problems 140
Camera Module
92
130
Internal Speaker Failure 128
inverter board 91
Internal Microphone Failure
caps lock
on indicator
10
141
Common Problems 124
Chipset POST Codes
J
computer
Jumper and Connector Locations
on indicator
CPU
10
Top View
87
145
K
D
Keyboard
DIMM Module
65
64
Keyboard Failure 127
Display 4
L
display
hotkeys
145
15
Launch Board
LCD Bezel
E
EasyTouch Failure
136
79
89
94
LCD Failure 127
LCD Brackets
175
T
LCD Module Disassembly
Flowchart
88
Test Compatible Components
93
lower cover 51
LCD Panel
Thermal Unit Failure
Top
M
138
145
78
hotkey 15
TouchPad
Main Unit Disassembly
Flowchart
Mainboard
60
TouchPad Failure
84
on indicator
Built-in KB Failure 127
EasyTouch Buttons 136
Fingerprint Reader 137
HDTV Switch 138
Internal Microphone 130
Internal Speakers 128
LCD Failure 127
MediTouch Buttons 137
Modem 135
No Display 125
ODD 132
Other Failures 139
Power On 124
Thermal Unit 138
TouchPad 128
USB 135
WLAN 136
10
MediaTouch Button Failure
137
124
Model Definition 166
Modem Failure 135
Modem Module 82
Memory Check
N
No Display Issue
125
Notebook Manager
hotkey
15
num lock
on indicator
128
Troubleshooting
media access
10
Turbo RAM module
O
52
U
ODD Failure
132
140
USB Failure (Rightside) 135
Undetermined Problems
Online Support Information
optical drive module
173
58
utility
BIOS
P
Panel
PC Card
27–40
W
5
9
Bottom
left 5
Windows 2000 Environment Test
Wireless Function Failure
10
WLAN Board
POST Codes
Chipset
141
Power On Failure
124
S
speakers
hotkey
15
System
Block Diagram
176
167
4
53
136
168