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Aspire S3 MS2346
SERVICEGUIDE
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Book
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the DRS5 User's Guide
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Keyboard
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After entering data, press Enter.
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General information
Before using this information and the product it supports, read the following general
information.
This service guide provides you with all technical information relating to the basic
configuration for Acer’s global product offering. To better fit local market requirements and
enhance product competitiveness, your regional office may have decided to extend the
functionality of a machine (such as add-on cards, modems, or extra memory capabilities).
These localized features are not covered in this generic service guide. In such cases, contact
your regional office or the responsible personnel/channel to provide you with further technical
details.
When ordering FRU parts: Check the most up-to-date information available on your regional
Web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it may not be noted
in this printed service guide.
Acer-authorized Service Providers: Your Acer office may have a different part number code
than those given in the FRU list in this service guide. You must use the list provided by your
regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.
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Aspire S3 MS2346
CHAPTER 1
Hardware Specifications
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3
Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3
Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3
System Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3
Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3
Storage Subsystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4
Audio Subsystem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4
Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4
Privacy Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4
Power Adapter and Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Keyboard and Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
I/O Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Software and Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-6
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7
Dimensions and Weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7
Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7
Notebook Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-8
Open Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-8
Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-9
Left View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-10
Right View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-11
Base View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-12
Touchpad Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-13
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-14
D2D Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-18
System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-18
Specification Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-19
CHAPTER 2
System Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
Navigating the BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
BIOS Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
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BIOS Flash Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
DOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-13
WinFlash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-13
Remove HDD/BIOS Password Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Removing the HDD Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Removing the BIOS Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-15
Using DMI Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
LAN EEPROM Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
CHAPTER 3
Machine Maintenance
Machine Disassembly and Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5
Recommended Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5
Replacement Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5
Pre-disassembly Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-6
Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-7
Removing the Lower Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-9
Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-10
Removing the Left and Right Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-13
Removing the WLAN Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-15
Removing the DC-In Module (WLAN Board) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-17
Removing the DC-In Module (M-SATA Board) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-18
Removing the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-19
Removing the SSD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-22
Removing the Card Reader Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-25
Removing the Mainboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-27
Removing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-31
Removing the RTC Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-33
Removing the WLAN Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-34
Removing the M-SATA Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-35
Removing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-36
Removing the Power Button Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-38
Removing the Middle Cover Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-39
Removing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-41
Reassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-43
Replacing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-43
Replacing the Middle Cover Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-45
Replacing the Power Button Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-47
Replacing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-48
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Replacing the WLAN Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-50
Replacing the M-SATA Board.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-51
Replacing the RTC Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-52
Replacing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-53
Replacing the Mainboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-55
Replacing the Card Reader Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-59
Replacing the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-61
Replacing the SSD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-64
Replacing the DC-In Module (WLAN Board) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-67
Replacing the DC-In Module (M-SATA Board) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-68
Replacing the WLAN Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-69
Replacing the Right Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-71
Replacing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-73
Replacing the Lower Case. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-76
CHAPTER 4
Troubleshooting
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-3
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-3
Power On Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-4
No Display Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5
LCD Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-7
Keyboard Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-8
Touchpad Failure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-9
Internal Speaker Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-10
Microphone Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-12
USB Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-13
WLAN Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-14
Card Reader Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-15
Thermal Unit Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-16
Other Functions Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-17
Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-18
Undetermined Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-18
Error Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-19
BIOS Beep Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-20
POST Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-25
Component Codes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-25
Progress Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-29
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CHAPTER 5
Jumper and Connector Locations
Mainboard Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-3
Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-5
Clearing the BIOS Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-5
Performing a BIOS Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
CHAPTER 6
FRU List
Aspire S3 MS2346 Exploded Diagrams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-4
Main Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-4
FRU List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-6
CHAPTER 7
Test Compatible Components
Microsoft Windows 7 Environment Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-3
CHAPTER 8
Online Support Information
Online Support Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-3
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CHAPTER 1
Hardware Specifications
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
System Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Storage Subsystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-6
Audio Subsystem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-6
Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-6
Privacy Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-6
Power Adapter and Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7
Keyboard and Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7
I/O Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7
Software and Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-8
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-9
Dimensions and Weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-9
Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-9
Notebook Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-10
Open Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-10
Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-11
Left View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-12
Right View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-13
Base View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-14
Touchpad Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-15
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-16
D2D Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-20
System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-20
Specification Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-21
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Features
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The following is a summary of the computer’s many features.
Operating System
Genuine
Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Genuine
Windows® 7 Home Basic 64-bit
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Platform
0
Huron
River platform
Supports
Chipset:
the Second Generation Intel® Core™ Mobile Processor (Sandy Bridge)
Mobile Intel® HM77 (6MB BIOS ROM) Chipset
System Memory
On
0
board, up to 8pcs DDRIIIL (4GB)
Display
0
13.3-inch
High Definition WXGA LED LCD
1366×768
16.7
resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio
million colors, 200-nit brightness
Graphics
0
Graphics
Intel
controller:
®
HD Graphics 3000 with 128 MB of dedicated system memory, supporting
Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1
Dual
independent display support
Internal
resolutions and refresh rate supported:
800×600,
60 Hz
1024×768,
60 Hz
1280×720,
60 Hz
1280×768,
60 Hz
1360×768,
60 Hz
1366×768,
60 Hz
Maximum
Resolution HDMI: 1920x1080: 60Hz
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-3
Storage Subsystem
0
Hard disk drive
0
2.5-inch,
9.5 mm, 5400 rpm SATA hard disk drive (HDD) or
2.5-inch,
9.5 mm, Flash Disk SATA solid state drive (SSD)
Card reader
2-in-1
0
card reader slot
Supports
MultiMediaCard™ (MMC), MultiMediaCard Plus (MMCplus™) and Secure
Digital™ (SD) cards
Audio Subsystem
Built-in
Two
0
microphone
1W, built-in speakers
Headphone
Realtek
and microphone combo jack
271X VB3
Communication
0
Webcam
1.3
0
MP HD webcam
Acer
Video Conference software, featuring:
Acer
Crystal Eye webcam with 1280×1024 resolution
Acer
Video Conference Manager featuring Video Quality Enhancement (VQE)
technology
Supports
720p HD audio/video recording
Wireless and networking
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WLAN:
Acer
InviLin™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Supports
WPAN:
Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology
Bluetooth® 4.0+HS
Privacy Control
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BIOS
supervisor, user, and HDD passwords
Strap
slot
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Power Adapter and Battery
19
3
0
V 3-pin AC adapter; 65 W
cell 3260 mAh 3S1P lithium polymer battery pack
Battery
life:
7
hours for models with SSD
6
hours for models with HDD
Charging
1.5
3
to 2 hours for 0–80% capacity
to 3.5 hours for 0–99% capacity
3.5
ACPI
period:
to 4 hours for 0–100% (charge-in-use)
3.0-compliant power management system
ENERGY
STAR compliant
Keyboard and Pointing Device
0
Keyboard
0
84-/85-/88-key
full-size Acer FineTip keyboard with international language support
Overlay
numeric keys
Inverted
“T” cursor keys
Hotkeys for volume and brightness level, media playback, wireless and sleep functions,
and display and touchpad toggle
Windows
®
and Application keys
Multilanguage
support
Touchpad
0
Multi-gesture
touchpad pointing device, supporting two-finger scroll, pinch, rotate, and
flip
Touchpad
lock hotkey
Adjustable
touchpad sensitivity function
I/O Ports
0
2-in-1
USB
card reader (SD/MMC)
ports (2 x 3.0)
HDMI™
port with HDCP support
Headphone
Internal
and microphone combo jack
microphone
DC-in
jack for AC adapter
Strap
slot
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-5
Software and Tools
0
Productivity
Acer
0
ePower Management
Deep
Sleep Settings
®
Adobe
Flash® Player 10.1
®
Adobe
Reader® X
AUPEO!
Bing™
(US only)
Bar
eSobi™
Fooz
Kids
Internet
Explorer 9
Kobo™
(Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK only)
Microsoft® Office Starter 2010: Includes limited-functionality Microsoft® Word and Excel
with advertising; no PowerPoint or Outlook. Buy Office 2010 to use the full-featured
software. (except Japan)
newsXpresso
Nook
for PC (US only)
Windows
Live™ Essentials
Security
0
Acer
Backup Manager
®
McAfee
Internet Security Suite (trial only)
Norton™
Online Backup
MyWinLocker
®
(except China, Hong Kong)
Multimedia
Acer
NTI
0
clear.fi
Media Maker™
Gaming
Acer
0
Games powered by WildTangent® (except China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea)
Communication and ISP
Acer
Crystal Eye
Acer
Video Conference Manager
®
Microsoft
0
Silverlight™
Skype™
1-6
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Web links and utilities
0
Acer
Accessory Store (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden,
UK only)
Acer
Identity Card
Acer
Registration
Acer
Updater
eBay
®
shortcut (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, India,
Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain,
Switzerland, Thailand, US, UK only)
MercadoLibre
Netflix
(Mexico only)
shortcut (Canada, US only)
Warranty
0
One-year International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
Dimensions and Weight
0
Dimensions
Width
0
× Depth × Height: 322 x 218.5 x 13.1/17.5mm (12.59× 8.52 × 0.51/0.68 in)
Weight
0
1.33
kg (2.93 lbs) (including battery) for models with SSD disk drive
1.35
kg (2.98 lbs) (including battery) for models with HDD disk drive
Environment
0
Temperature:
Operating:
0 to 40 °C
Non-operating:
Humidity
-20 to 60 °C
(non-condensing):
Operating:
20% to 80%
Non-operating:
20% to 80%
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-7
Notebook Tour
0
This section provides an overview of the features and functions of the notebook.
Open Front View
Figure 1-1.
0
Open Front View
Table 1-1. Open Front View
No.
1-8
Icon
Item
Description
1
Integrated webcam
Web camera for video communication.
2
Display screen
Also called liquid crystal display (LCD), displays
computer output.
3
Power button
Turns the computer on and off.
4
Integrated microphone
Internal microphone for sound recording and video
communication.
5
Keyboard
For entering data into your computer.
6
Multi-Touch Pad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like
a computer mouse.
7
Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands when you
use the computer.
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Rear View
0
Figure 1-2.
Rear View
Table 1-2. Rear View
No.
Icon
Item
Description
1
DC-in jack
Connects to the AC adapter.
2
HDMI port
Supports high definition digital video connections.
3
USB 2.0 ports
Connects to USB devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB
camera).
4
Battery indicator
Indicates the computer’s battery status.
 Blue: The computer is in AC mode.
 Blinking amber: The battery is charging.
5
Power indicator
Indicates the computer’s power status.
 Blue: The computer is turned on.
 Blinking amber: The computer is in power-saving
mode.
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-9
Left View
0
Figure 1-3.
Left View
Table 1-3. Left View
No.
1
1-10
Icon
Item
Headphone/Mic in
combo jack
Description
Connects to combo Headphone/Mic in devices
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Right View
0
Figure 1-4.
Right View
Table 1-4. Right View
No.
1
Icon
Item
2-in-1 card reader
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Description
Supports MMC, MMCplus, and SD cards.
Note: Only one card can operate at any given
time.
1-11
Base View
0
Figure 1-5.
Base View
Table 1-5. Base View
No.
Icon
Item
Description
1
Battery reset pinhole
Insert a paperclip into the hole and press for four
seconds to reset the computer (simulates removing
and reinstalling the battery)
2
Strap Slot
For optional strap accessory.
3
Speakers
Deliver stereo audio output.
1-12
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Touchpad Basics
Figure 1-6.
0
Touchpad
Move
finger across the multi-touchpad (1) to move the cursor. Tapping on the
multi-touchpad is the same as clicking the left button of a mouse.
Press
the lower left (2) and lower right (3) part of the multi-touchpad to perform
selection and execution functions. These two parts are the equivalent of the left and
right buttons on a mouse.
Table 1-6. Touchpad
Function
Touchpad (1)
Lower Left (2)
Execute
Rapidly tap twice.
Quickly click twice.
Select
Tap once.
Click once.
Access context menu
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Lower Right (3)
Click once.
1-13
Keyboard
0
The keyboard contains an overlay numeric keys, inverted “T” cursor key, Windows® key,
Application key, function lock keys, and hotkeys controlling various computer features.
Figure 1-7.
Keyboard
Lock Keys
0
The keyboard has three lock keys which the user can toggle on and off.
Figure 1-8.
Keyboard Lock Keys
Table 1-8. Keyboard Lock Keys
Lock Key
Description
Caps Lock
When On, all typed alphabetic characters appears in uppercase.
Num Lock
Fn+F11
Off by default. When On, the overlay numeric keys acts as a numeric
keypad. If an external keyboard or keypad is present, the Num Lock will
have the following definitions:
 When On, the system boots with external keyboard/keypad Num Lock
status On. Internal keyboard overlay numeric keys are disabled.
1-14
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Table 1-8. Keyboard Lock Keys
Lock Key
Num Lock
Fn+F11
Description



Scroll Lock
Fn+F12
The key can be turned on/off via the internal keyboard (Fn+F11) or the
external keyboard/keypad. Num Lock affects the external
keyboard/keypad only.
Shift state is NOT required for the cursor movement by the numeric
keys.
The state of the Num Lock is not changed by the attachment/removal
(hot plug) of the external keyboard/keypad.
When On, the screen moves one line up or down when pressing the up
or down cursor keys. Scroll Lock is not applicable for all applications.
Windows Keys
0
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Figure 1-9.
Windows-specific Keys
Table 1-9. Windows-specific Keys
Key
Windows
Logo key
Description
Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows
Start button; it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other
keys to provide a variety of functions.
Functions supported by Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7:

: Open or close the Start menu

+R: Open the Run dialog box

+M: Minimizes all windows
 Shift+
+M: Restore minimized windows to the desktop

+F1: Show the Help window

+ E: Open Windows Explorer

+F: Search for a file or folder

+ D: Display the desktop
 Ctrl+
+F: Search for computers (if you are on a network)
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-15
Table 1-9. Windows-specific Keys
Key
Description
Windows
Logo key




Ctrl+ +L: Lock your computer (if you are connected to a network
domain), or switch users (if you're not connected to a network domain)
Ctrl+ +Tab: Moves focus from Start menu, to the Quick Launch
toolbar, to the system tray (use or to move focus to items on the
Quick Launch toolbar and the system tray)
+Tab: Cycle through programs on the taskbar
+Break: Display the System Properties dialog box
Functions supported by Windows XP:

+Break: Display the System Properties dialog box

+U: Open the Ease of Access Center window
Application
key
This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; it opens
the application's context menu.
Hotkeys
0
The computer uses hotkeys or key combinations to access most computer controls. To
activate hotkeys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the key in the combination.
Figure 1-10. Hotkeys
Table 1-10.
Hotkeys
Hotkey
Icon
Function
Description
Fn+F3
Communication
device toggle
Toggles the WiFi, 3G and/or Bluetooth functions
On and Off using a pop-up window.
Fn+F4
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep mode.
Fn+F5
Display off
Turns off the LCD back light
Fn+F6
Display toggle
Switches the display output between the display
screen, external monitor (if connected) or both.
Fn+F7
Touchpad
toggle
Turns the touchpad On or Off.
1-16
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Table 1-10.
Hotkeys
Hotkey
Icon
Function
Description
Fn+F8
Speaker toggle
Turns the speakers On or Off.
Fn+
Volume Up
Increases the sound volume.
Fn+
Volume Down
Decreases the sound volume.
Fn+
Brightness Down
Decreases the screen brightness.
Fn+
Brightness Up
Increases the screen brightness.
0
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-17
D2D Recovery
0
The Acer Disk to Disk (D2D) recovery function allows you to use the recovery partition to
troubleshoot your computer.
1. Restart the computer.
2. During POST, press F1 to access the BIOS Setup screen.
3. Press  to select the Main menu.
4. Press  to select the D2D Recovery field and make sure it is set to Enabled.
5. Press F10 to save settings and close the BIOS Setup screen.
6. During POST, press Alt+F10 to enter the system recovery partition. This will display the
eRecovery Management window.
7. Follow the onscreen instructions to return your computer to factory condition.
System Block Diagram
0
RAM x 8
Intel CPU
RAM x 8
RAM x 8
RAM x 8
DDRIII 1066/1333 Channel A
SNB/ IVB
FSB: 1066 MHz
RAM x 8
RAM x 8
RAM x 8
RAM x 8
4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
FDIx4x2
DMIx4
HDMI
HDMI
Intel
51
LVDS(Single Channel)
LCD
49
PCI-E x1
USB x1
PCH HM77
Cougar Point
FPC
Mini-Card
802.11a/b/g
MINI Board
SATA x1
M-SATA
FFC
14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
Charger Circuit
Charger signal
ETHERNET (10/100/1000Mb)
High Definition Audio
USB3.0 x 2
SATA ports (6)
Left Side:
USB 3.0x 2
PCIE ports (8)
LPC I/F
ACPI 1.1
Card Reader
USB2.0 x 3
FFC
CardReader
USB 2.0 x 1
RTS5129
Board
SD/MMC
17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26
49
Internal Digital MIC
HP1
Azalia
CODEC
Flash ROM
8MB 60
ALC271X-VB3
29
SATA x1
LPC Bus
AZALIA
SPI
CAMERA
56
LPC debug port
71
KBC
SMBus
NUVOTON
NPCE885P
27
2CH SPEAKER
Touch
PAD
69
Figure 1-11.
1-18
HDD
Int.
KB
69
Thermal
ENE P2800
Fan
28
2528
System Block Diagram
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Specification Tables
0
Computer Specifications
Item
Metric
Imperial
Dimensions
Width
32.2 cm
12.68 in
Depth
21.85 cm
8.52 in
Height
1.75 cm
0.68 in
Weight (equipped with 3-cell
battery pack)
1.33 kg with SSD disk drive
1.35 kg with HDD disk drive
2.93 lbs
2.98 lbs
Input power
Operating voltage
19 V, 65 W
Operating current (max)
3.42 A
Temperature
Operating (not writing to
optical disc)
0 to 35 °C
32 to 95 °F
Operating (writing to optical
disc)
5 to 35 °C
41 to 95 °F
Nonoperating
-20 to 60 °C
-4 to 140 °F
Relative humidity
Operating
10% to 90%
Nonoperating
5% to 95%
Maximum altitude (unpressurized)
Operating
-15 to 3,048 m
-50 to 10,000 ft
Nonoperating
-15 to 12,192 m
-50 to 40,000 ft
Operating
125 g, 2 ms, half-sine
TBD
Nonoperating
200 g, 2 ms, half-sine
TBD
Shock
Random vibration
Operating
0.75 g zero-to-peak, 10 to 500 Hz, 0.25 oct/min sweep rate
Non-operating
1.50 g zero-to-peak, 10 to 500 Hz, 0.25 oct/min sweep rate
NOTE:
Applicable product safety standards specify thermal limits for plastic surfaces. The computer
operates well within this range of temperatures.
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-19
System Board
Item
Specification
Core logic
Mobile Intel® HM77 (6MB BIOS ROM) Chipset
Graphics
UMA: Integrated in the Intel® Core™ Mobile Processor
USB 2.0
Integrated in the Mobile Intel® HM65 Express Chipset
Wireless LAN



Foxconn BCM 43225
Foxconn Atheros HB97
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 (Taylor Peak)
Audio codec
Realtek 271X VB3
Card reader
Built-in
Processor
Item
Specification
CPU type
Second Generation Intel® Core™ Mobile Processor Family
Core logic
Four execution cores·
 L1 cache size: Two 32 KB instruction caches and two 32 KB data
caches
 L2 cache size: Two 256 KB
 L3 cache size: 3 to 8 MB
Chipset
Mobile Intel® UM67 (4MB SPI) Chipset
Processor Specifications
Item
CPU
Speed
Cores/
Threads
Max Turbo
Freq
Mfg
Tech
L3
Cache
Max
TDP
Core
Voltage
i3-2367M
1.4 GHz
2C/4T
1.4 GHz
32 nm
3 MB
17 W
1.1 V
i3-3217U
1.8 GHz
2C/4T
1.8 GHz
32 nm
3 MB
17 W
1.1 V
i5-2467M
1.6 GHz
2C/4T
2.3 GHz
32 nm
3 MB
17 W
1.1 V
i5-3317U
1.7 GHz
2C/4T
2.3 GHz
32 nm
3 MB
17 W
1.1 V
i7-2637M
1.7 GHz
2C/4T
2.8 GHz
32 nm
4 MB
17 W
1.1 V
i7-3517U
1.9 GHz
2C/4T
2.8 GHz
32 nm
4 MB
17 W
1.1 V
Heat Sink Fan True Value Table
1-20
CPU Temperature
Fan Speed (RPM)
SPL Spec (dBA)
44
2300
25
47
4450
28
52
4850
31
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
CPU Temperature
Fan Speed (RPM)
SPL Spec (dBA)
68
5700
34
78
6200
37
85
6500
40
Throttling 50%: On= 85 °C; OFF=84 °C
OS shuts down at 97 °C; Hardware shuts down at 85 °C
System Memory
Item
Specification
Memory controller
Integrated in the Intel® Core™ Mobile Processor
Memory size
4 GB onboard
Maximum system memory size
4 GB
Graphics Controller
Item
Chipset
Specification
Intel® HD Graphics 3000 with 128 MB of dedicated system
memory, supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1
System BIOS
Item
Specification
BIOS vendor
InsydeH2O
BIOS version
v1.08
BIOS ROM type
Hardware
BIOS ROM size
4 MB
Protocols supported















Legacy BIOS and EFI architectures
ACPI 3.0b compliance
PXE specification v2.1
SMBIOS reference specification v2.5 or later
USB specification revision 1.1, 2.0. and 3.0
ASF specification v2.0 or later
PCI Express base specification revision 2.1
PCI BIOS specification revision 2.1
BIOS Boot specification v1.01
Simple boot flag specification v2.1
System management bus specification v2.0
AHCI support
Microsoft XP/Vista/Windows 7 logo program
Microsoft SLP 1.0 support
Microsoft OA 2.0 and 2.1 support
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-21
Keyboard
Item
Specification
Type
Aspire AF1S Flat keyboard
Total number of keys
84 keys
Windows logo key
Yes
Internal and external USB
keyboard work simultaneously?
Yes
Features





Overlay numeric keys
Inverted “T” cursor keys
Hotkeys for volume and brightness level, media playback,
wireless and sleep functions, and display and touchpad
toggle
Windows and Application keys
Multilanguage support configurable by OEM customer
Hard Disk Drive
Item
Vendor and
models
Product series
Specification
HGST HTS543232A7A384,
Seagate ST320LT020/9YG142-188,
Seagate ST320LT012/9WS14C-188,
Seagate 9YG142-190,
Western Digital WD3200LPVT-22G33T0



HGST HTS545050A7E380,
Seagate
ST500LT012/9WS142-188,
Western Digital
WD5000LPVT-22G33T0
Hitachi Eagle B7/Jaguar B7
Seagate Sapta
Western Digital
Configuration
Interface
SATA, Third Generation
Capacity (GB)
320
500
Bytes per sector
512
512
3, 2, 2, 2, n/a
4, n/a, 4, n/a
1, 2/1, 1, 1, n/a
2, n/a, 2, n/a
8
8
Data heads
Disks
Performance
Data buffer
Spindle speed
(RPM)
Media data
transfer rate
(Mbits/sec, max)
Interface transfer
rate (MB/sec, max)
1-22
5400
875, 875/994, 1175, n/a
875, n/a, n/a, n/a
300
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Item
Specification
Power
Requirement
5 VDC
Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item
Specification
Vendor and
models
A-DATA SSD NAND AS511S7-120GM
Product series
A-DATA SSD NAND
AS511S7-240GM
A-DATA SSD NAND AS511S7
Configuration
Interface
Serial ATA-6Gb/s
Capacity (GB)
120
240
Max. Read Speed
550MB / s
550MB / s
Max. Read Speed
510MB / s
520MB / s
Performance
Power
Requirement
5 VDC
Card Reader
Item
Controller
Specification
RTS 5209
Cards supported



Manufacturing technology
MultiMediaCard™ (MMC)
MultiMediaCard Plus (MMCplus™)
Secure Digital™ (SD)
65 nm
LCD Panel
Item
Specification
Vendor and models
B133XTF01.0 LF
Screen size (diagonal)
337.8 mm (13.3 in)
Active area
293.4×165 mm
Display resolution (pixels)
HD (1366×768)
Pixel pitch
0.215 mm
Viewing angle (H/V)
90/60
Brightness
200 nit
Contrast ratio
500:1
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-23
Item
Response time
Typical
Maximum
Specification
8 ms
16 ms
Typical power consumption
(watt)
3W
Electrical interface
1-channel LVDS
Backlight
White LED (WLED)
Weight
310 g
Physical size
306.8 × 189.2 × 3.6 mm
Supported Display Resolutions
Specification
UMA
800×600, 60 Hz, 16:9
Yes
1024×768, 60 Hz, 16:9
Yes
1280×600, 60 Hz, 16:9
No
1280×720, 60 Hz, 16:9
Yes
1280×768, 60 Hz, 16:9
Yes
1360×768, 60 Hz, 16:9
Yes
1366×768, 60 Hz, 16:9
Yes
Audio Codec
Item
Controller
Specification
Conexant CX-20584
Features





98 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) for DAC output
90 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) for ADC input
Internal Digital Power support: 3.3 V digital core power;
1.5–3.3 V digital IO power for HDA link; 3.0–5.0 V analog
power; 3.0–5.0 V power stage voltage
Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Noise Suppression (NS),
and Beam Forming (BF) technologies for voice application
48-pin green QFN package
Audio Interface
Item
Specification
Controller
Conexant CX-20584
Audio onboard
Yes
Audio channel
Stereo
Resolution
18 bit stereo full duplex
1-24
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Item
Specification
Compatibility
High Definition Audio Specification
Sampling rate
1 Hz resolution VSR (Variable Sampling Rate)
Internal microphone
Yes
Internal speaker/quantity
Yes, two speakers
Webcam
Item
Specification
Vendor and models



Resolution
Lite-On HD_S LT_119_SP
Primax PM_S119_SP
Suyin SY_S119_SP
1.3 MP HD
Wireless LAN
Item
Module
Specification



Frequency band
Protocols and data
rates supported
Broadcom 4313iPA+20702
Foxconn Atheros WB225
Lite-On Atheros WB225
2.4 GHz



802.11b – 1-11 Mbps
802.11g – 6-54 Mbps
802.11n – 6.5-300 Mbps
Interface
PCI Express
Form factor
Compact Half-Mini Card
Antennae
Yes, two routed in the display assembly
USB Interface
Item
Specification
Controller
USB 2.0 – Integrated in the Mobile Intel® HM65/HM67/QM67
Express Chipset
Number and location of USB
port
USB 2.0 – Two (Back)
EHCI
2
Output current
1.0A for each connector
HDMI Port
Item
Compliance level
Specification
HDMI 1.4a
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-25
Item
Specification
Data throughput
Up to 16.7 million colors
Number of HDMI port
1
Location
Back
System LED Indicators
Item
Power status
Specification



Battery status
Solid blue: The computer is turned on.
Blinking amber: The computer is in power-saving mode.
Indicator off: The computer is turned off.
AC adapter connected:
 Solid blue: The battery charge is at full capacity.
 Solid amber: Battery charging.
 Blinking amber: Battery is in abnormal stop charge or battery
is in low power state.
AC adapter disconnected:
 Blinking amber: Battery charge is in critically low state
 Indicator off: Discharging state.
Battery Pack
Item
Vendor and models
Specification


Sanyo AP11D Main Common ID:AP11D3F
Sony AP11D Main COMMON ID:AP11D4F
Battery type
Lithium-polymer
Pack capacity
3260mAh
Number of battery cell
3
Package configuration
3S2P
AC Adapter
Item
Specification
Input rating
UMA: 65 W
Input AC current (max)
100-240 V, 1.5 A, 50-60 Hz
Output
19 V, 2-pin
System Power Management
Item
Power management system
1-26
Specification
ACPI 3.0-compliant
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Item
Power global states
Specification





G3 Mechanical Off - This off state is entered through a
mechanical means; no electrical current is running through
the circuitry and it can be worked on without damaging the
hardware or endangering service personnel. Except for the
real-time clock, power consumption is zero.
G2/S5 Soft Off - OS initiated shutdown. The computer
consumes a minimal amount of power. No user mode or
system mode code is run. It is not safe to disassemble the
machine in this state.
G1 Sleeping - The computer consumes a small amount of
power, user mode threads are not being executed, and the
system “appears” to be off. It is not safe to disassemble the
machine in this state
G0 Working - The computer dispatches user mode
(application) threads and they execute. It is not safe to
disassemble the machine in this state.
S4 Non-Volatile Sleep - Also known as hibernation state. A
special global system state that allows system context to be
saved and restored (relatively slowly) when power is lost to
the mainboard. It is not safe to disassemble the machine in
this state.
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-27
System DMA Specification
Legacy Mode
Power Management
DMA0
Free
DMA1
Free
DMA2
Free
DMA3
Free
DMA4
Direct memory access controller
DMA5
Free
DMA6
Free
DMA7
Free
System Interrupt Specification
Hardware IRQ
System Function
IRQ0
System timer
IRQ1
Standard PS/2 keyboard
IRQ2
Not in use
IRQ3
Not in use
IRQ5
Not in use
IRQ6
Not in use
IRQ7
Not in use
IRQ8
System CMOS/real time clock
IRQ9
Not in use
IRQ10
Not in use
IRQ11
Not in use
IRQ12
PS/2 port Touchpad
IRQ13
Numeric data processor
IRQ14
Not in use
IRQ15
Not in use
1-28
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
System IO Address Map
I/O address (hex)
System Function (shipping configuration)
0000 - 001F
Direct Memory Access Controller
0000- 0CF7
PCI bus
0020- 0021
Programmable Interrupt Controller
0024- 0025
Programmable Interrupt Controller
0028- 0029
Programmable Interrupt Controller
002C - 002D
Programmable Interrupt Controller
002E - 002F
Motherboard resources
0030- 0031
Programmable Interrupt Controller
0034- 0035
Programmable Interrupt Controller
0038- 0039
Programmable Interrupt Controller
003C - 003D
Programmable Interrupt Controller
0040 - 0043
System Timer
004E - 004F
Motherboard resources
0050- 0053
System Timer
0060- 0060
Standard PS/2 Keyboard
0061- 0061
Motherboard resources
0062- 0062
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller
0063- 0063
Motherboard resources
0064- 0064
Standard PS/2 Keyboard
0065- 0065
Motherboard resources
0066- 0066
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller
0067- 0067
Motherboard resources
0068- 006F
Motherboard resources
0070- 0070
Motherboard resources
0070- 0077
System CMOS/real time clock
0080- 0080
Motherboard resources
0081- 0091
Direct Memory Access Controller
0092- 0092
Motherboard resources
0093- 009F
Direct Memory Access Controller
00A0- 00A1
Programmable Interrupt Controller
00A4- 00A5
Programmable Interrupt Controller
00A8- 00A9
Programmable Interrupt Controller
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
1-29
I/O address (hex)
System Function (shipping configuration)
00AC - 00AD
Programmable Interrupt Controller
00B0- 00B1
Programmable Interrupt Controller
00B2- 00B3
Motherboard resources
00B4- 00B5
Programmable Interrupt Controller
00B8- 00B9
Programmable Interrupt Controller
00BC - 00BD
Programmable Interrupt Controller
00C0- 00DF
Direct Memory Access Controller
00C0- 00F0
Numeric data processor
03B0- 03BB
Intel HD Graphics
03C0- 03DF
Intel HD Graphics
0400 - 0453
Motherboard resources
0454 - 0457
Motherboard resources
0458 - 047F
Motherboard resources
04D0 - 04D1
Programmable Interrupt Controller
0500 - 057F
Motherboard resources
0680 - 069F
Motherboard resources
0D00 - FFFF
PCI bus
1000 - 100F
Motherboard resources
1010 - 1013
Motherboard resources
104E - 104F
Motherboard resources
2000 - 203F
Intel ® HD Graphics Family
EFA0 - EFBF
Intel 7 Series/C216 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller
2060 - 207F
Intel ® 7 Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
2080 - 2087
Intel ® 7 Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
2088 - 208F
Intel ® 7 Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
2090 - 2093
Intel ® 7 Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
2094 - 2097
Intel ® 7 Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
FFFF - FFFF
Motherboard resources
1-30
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
CHAPTER 2
System Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
Navigating the BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
BIOS Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
BIOS Flash Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
DOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-13
WinFlash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-13
Remove HDD/BIOS Password Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Removing the HDD Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Removing the BIOS Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-15
Using DMI Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
LAN EEPROM Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
2-2
System Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility
0
This utility is a hardware configuration program built into a computer’s BIOS (Basic
Input/Output System).
The utility is pre-configured and optimized so most users do not need to run it. If configuration
problems occur, the setup utility may need to be run. Refer to Chapter 4, Troubleshooting
when a problem arises.
To enter this utility, during POST (power-on self-test), press F2 when the prompt appears on
the bottom of screen.
The default setting of the F12 Boot Menu is Disabled. To change the boot device without
entering the BIOS Setup Utility, set the parameter to Enabled. During the next POST, press
F12 to enter the multi-boot menu.
Navigating the BIOS Utility
0
The BIOS Setup Utility has five menu options, namely:
Information
Main
Security
Boot
Exit
Perform the following actions to navigate through the BIOS Setup Utility:
Press
to select items in the menu bar.
Press
to select an item in the menu screen or in an option box.
Press
F5 or F6 to change the parameter value.
Press
Esc to exit from the Setup Utility.
Press
F9 to load the default settings.
Press
F10 to save changes and exit from the Setup Utility.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Parameter values enclosed in square brackets [ ] can be change. Navigation
keys appear on the bottom of the screen. Read the item specific help on the
right area of the screen before making changes to the parameter values.
NOTE:
NOTE:
System information can vary depending on the computer model.
System Utilities
2-3
BIOS Menus
0
This section describes the InsydeH2O BIOS Setup Utility menu tabs.
NOTE:
NOTE:
The screenshots used in this chapter are for reference only. Actual values can
vary depending on the computer model.
Information
0
This tab shows a summary of the computer‘s hardware information.
Figure 2-1.
Hardware Information
Table 2-1. Hardware Information
Parameter
2-4
Description
CPU Type
Model name and core frequency of the installed processor
CPU Speed
Core frequency of the installed processor
HDD Model Name
Model name of the installed hard drive
HDD Serial Number
Serial number of the installed hard drive
System BIOS Version
Current system BIOS version
KBC Version
Current keyboard controller version
VGA BIOS Version
Current firmware version of the system VGA
Serial Number
Serial number of the computer
Asset Tag Number
Asset tag number of the computer
System Utilities
Table 2-1. Hardware Information (Continued)
Parameter
Description
Product Name
Model name of the computer
Manufacturer Name
Computer manufacturer
UUID
The universally unique identifier tag assigned to the computer
System Utilities
2-5
Main
0
Use this tab to set the system time and date, enable or disable boot options, and enable or
disable the D2D recovery feature.
Figure 2-2.
BIOS Main
Table 2-2. BIOS Main
Parameter
2-6
Description
Format/Option
System Time
System time expressed in 24-hour format
Format: HH:MM:SS
(hour:minute:second)
System Date
System date
Format MM/DD/YYYY
(month/day/year)
Total Memory
Total system memory available
–
Video Memory
System memory allocated for graphics
processing
–
Quiet Boot
Show the original equipment manufacturer
(OEM) screen during system boot instead of
the typical POST screen
Option: Enabled or
Disabled
Network Boot
Option to boot system from LAN
Option: Enabled or
Disabled
F12 Boot Menu
Option to enter the Boot menu during POST
Option: Enabled or
Disabled
D2D Recovery
Option to use the D2D Recovery function
Option: Enabled or
Disabled
SATA Mode
Option to set the SATA controller mode
Option: AHCI or IDE
System Utilities
Security
0
Use this tab to safeguard and protect the computer from unauthorized use.
Figure 2-3.
BIOS Security
Table 2-3. BIOS Security
Parameter
Description
Option
Supervisor Password Is
Supervisor password setting
Clear or Set
User Password Is
User password setting
Clear or Set
HDD Password State
Hard drive password setting
Clear or Set
Set Supervisor Password
Option to set the supervisor password
–
Set User Password
Option to set a user password
–
Set HDD Password
Option to set the hard drive password
–
Password on Boot
Option to enable password requirement during
system boot
Enabled or
Disabled
NOTE:
NOTE:
When prompted to enter the password, three attempts are allowed before
system halts. Resetting the BIOS password may require the user to return the
computer to its dealer.
System Utilities
2-7
Setting a Password
0
Follow the succeeding instructions to set the user or supervisor passwords.
1. Press
to highlight a Set _______ Password parameter and press Enter. The Set
_______ Password dialog box appears.
Set Supervisor Password
Enter New Password
[
Confirm New Password [
Figure 2-4.
]
]
Set Supervisor Password
2. Type a new password in the Enter New Password field and press Enter. Passwords
are not case sensitive and the length must not exceed eight alphanumeric characters
(A-Z, a-z, 0-9).
3. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field and press Enter.
+
IMPORTANT:
Use care when typing a password. Characters do not appear on the screen.
4. Press Enter.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Users can choose to enable the Password on Boot parameter.
5. Press F10 to save changes and exit from the BIOS Setup Utility.
Removing a Password
0
Perform the following:
1. Press
to highlight a Set _______ Password parameter and press Enter. The Set
_______ Password dialog box appears.
Set Supervisor Password
Enter Current Password [
Enter New Password [
Confirm New Password [
Figure 2-5.
]
]
]
Set Supervisor Password
2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter.
3. Press Enter twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm
New Password fields.
4. Press F10 to save changes and exit from the BIOS Setup Utility.
2-8
System Utilities
Changing a Password
0
1. Press
to highlight a Set _______ Password parameter and press Enter. The Set
_______ Password dialog box appears.
Set Supervisor Password
Enter Current Password [
Enter New Password [
Confirm New Password [
Figure 2-6.
]
]
]
Set Supervisor Password
2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter.
3. Type the new password in the Enter New Password field.
4. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field.
Setup Notice
Changes have been saved.
[Continue]
Figure 2-7.
Setup Notice
5. Press Enter. Computer sets Supervisor Password parameter to Set.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Users can choose to enable the Password on Boot parameter.
6. Press F10 to save changes and exit from the BIOS Setup Utility.
System Utilities
2-9
Boot
0
Use this tab to set the preferred drive sequence in which the Setup Utility attempts to boot the
operating system. By default, the computer searches for boot devices in the following order:
1. Hard disk drive
2. External USB bootable device
3. Network boot
4. External USB hard drive
5. External USB optical drive
Press
to select a device and press F5 or F6 to move it up or down the list.
Figure 2-8.
2-10
BIOS Boot
System Utilities
Exit
0
Use the Exit tab to save or discard changes and close the BIOS Setup Utility.
Figure 2-9.
BIOS Exit
Table 2-4. Exit Parameters
Parameter
Description
Exit Saving Changes
Close the BIOS Setup Utility and save the setup changes.
Exit Discarding Changes
Close the BIOS Setup Utility without saving the setup changes.
Load Setup Default
Load the default values for all setup items.
Discard Changes
Load the previous values for all setup items.
Save Changes
Save the setup changes.
System Utilities
2-11
BIOS Flash Utilities
0
BIOS Flash memory updates are required for the following conditions:
New
versions of system programs
New
features or options
Restore
a BIOS when it becomes corrupted.
Use the Flash utility to update the system BIOS Flash ROM.
NOTE:
NOTE:
If a Crisis Recovery Disc is not available, create one before Flash utility is used.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Do not install memory related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when Flash is used.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Use AC adaptor power supply when running Flash utility. If battery pack does
not contain power to finish loading BIOS Flash, do not boot system.
Perform the following to run Flash.
1. Rename the BIOS file as “XXXXXXX.FD”.
2. Copy the “XXXXXXX.FD” file to a bootable USB device containing the Crisis Recovery
disk files.
3. Turn off the computer.
4. Insert the USB device containing the renamed BIOS file and the Crisis Recovery disk files
to any USB port.
5. Press and hold the Fn + Esc keys (this is the BIOS recovery hotkey), then press the
power button.
6. Release the Fn + Esc keys after POST.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Flash utility has auto execution function.
2-12
System Utilities
DOS Flash Utility
0
Perform the following to use the DOS Flash Utility:
1. Press F2 during boot to enter Setup Menu.
2. Select Boot Menu to modify boot priority order.
Example: If using USB HDD to Update BIOS, move USB HDD to position 1.
Figure 2-10. BIOS Boot
3. Insert the USB HDD and reboot computer.
4. Execute <BIOS.BAT> to update BIOS.
WinFlash Utility
0
Perform the following to use the WinFlash Utility:
1. Double click the WinFlash executable file.
2. Click OK to begin the update.
System Utilities
2-13
Remove HDD/BIOS Password Utilities
0
This section explains how to remove the HDD and BIOS passwords.
Removing the HDD Password
NOTE:
0
NOTE:
If the incorrect HDD password is entered three times in succession, an error is
generated. (Figure 2-11)
Password Error Status
HDD password error code
Figure 2-11.
Password Error Status
To reset the HDD password:
1. Open the computer in a DOS environment.
2. Type the following command:
A\> unlockhd XXXXXXXX
Figure 2-12. Unlock Key Code
NOTE:
NOTE:
XXXXXXXX = HDD Password Error Code
3. Press Enter to generate a new password.
Figure 2-13. Password Encoding
4. Write down the generated master password.
5. Reboot the computer.
6. In the HDD password prompt, type the master password generated in step 3, then press
Enter.
2-14
System Utilities
Removing the BIOS Passwords
0
To clear a lost BIOS password (user or supervisor password), you need to short the clear
password hardware gap (G2201) located on the mainboard. Refer to the “Clearing the BIOS
Passwords” on page 5-5 section for detailed instructions.
Figure 2-14. G2201 Hardware Gap
System Utilities
2-15
Using DMI Tools
0
The DMI (Desktop Management Interface) Tool copies BIOS information to EEPROM
(Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory). Used in the DMI pool for hardware
management.
LAN EEPROM Utility
0
LAN EEPROM Utility enables to change the MAC address.
Perform the following steps to use the LAN EEPROM Utility:
1. Create a DOS bootable USB HDD.
2. Copy the contents of the MAC folder to the HDD and remove the HDD form the computer.
3. Reboot the computer and press F2 during the boot sequence to enter the setup menu.
4. Select the Boot menu item and move the entry “USB HDD” to the first position.
Figure 2-15. BIOS Boot
5. Connect the USB HDD and reboot the computer.
6. At the command prompt, navigate to the MAC folder.
7. Execute the < MAC.BAT> file.
8. At prompt type in MAC address.
9. Press Enter.
10. Reboot when the process has completed.
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System Utilities
CHAPTER 3
Machine Maintenance
Machine Disassembly and Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-3
Recommended Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-3
Replacement Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-3
Pre-disassembly Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-4
Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5
Removing the Lower Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-7
Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-8
Removing the Left and Right Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-11
Removing the WLAN Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-13
Removing the DC-In Module (WLAN Board) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-15
Removing the DC-In Module (M-SATA Board) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-16
Removing the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-17
Removing the SSD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-20
Removing the Card Reader Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-23
Removing the Mainboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-25
Removing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-29
Removing the RTC Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-31
Removing the WLAN Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-32
Removing the M-SATA Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-33
Removing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-34
Removing the Power Button Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-36
Removing the Middle Cover Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-37
Removing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-39
Reassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-41
Replacing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-41
Replacing the Middle Cover Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-43
Replacing the Power Button Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-45
Replacing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-46
Replacing the WLAN Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-48
Replacing the M-SATA Board.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-49
Replacing the RTC Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-50
Replacing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-51
Replacing the Mainboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-53
Replacing the Card Reader Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-57
Replacing the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-59
Replacing the SSD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-62
Replacing the DC-In Module (WLAN Board) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-65
Replacing the DC-In Module (M-SATA Board) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-66
Replacing the WLAN Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-67
Replacing the Right Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-69
3-2
Replacing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-71
Replacing the Lower Case. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-74
3-3
3-4
Machine Maintenance
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
0
This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook
computer for maintenance and troubleshooting.
Cable paths and positioning may not represent the actual model. During the removal and
installation of the components, ensure all available cable channels and clips are used and
that the cables are replaced in the same position.
The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group
the screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the
components.
The product previews seen in the disassembly procedures may not represent the final
product color or configuration.
Recommended Equipment
0
To disassemble the computer, the following tools are suggested:
Wrist
grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge
Non-marring
Phillips
scribe
screwdriver
Flat-blade
screwdriver
Plastic
flat screwdriver
Plastic
tweezers
Cyanoacrylate
glue
Replacement Requirements
NOTE:
0
NOTE:
Cabling and components require adhesive to be applied during the replacement and
reassembly process.
Machine Maintenance
3-5
Pre-disassembly Instructions
0
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.
Figure 3-1.
AC Adapter
3. Remove any dummy cards that are present.
4. Place the system on a flat, stable surface.
3-6
Machine Maintenance
Disassembly Process
0
The flowchart provided in this disassembly section 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 WLAN/M-SATA board, you must first remove the battery
pack, then the WLAN module, in that order.
LOWER
CASE
BATTERY
PACK
SPEAKER
MODULE
WLAN
MODULE
DC-IN
MODULE
HDD / SSD
MODULE
CARD
READER
BOARD
THERMAL
MODULE
POWER
BUTTON
BOARD
MAIN
BOARD
WLAN /
M-SATA
BOARD
RTC
BATTERY
MIDDLE
COVER
KEYBOARD
LCD
MODULE
Figure 3-2.
Disassembly Flowchart
Table 3-2. Screw List
Step
Screw
Quantity
Acer Part Number
Lower Case Disassembly
M2 x L4.5
12
86.EA552.4R5
Battery Pack Disassembly
M2 x L4.5
2
86.EA552.4R5
Speaker Module Disassembly
M1.4 x L3
4
86.EA36N.3R0
WLAN Module Disassembly
M2 x L3
1
86.00E14.523
DC-In Module Disassembly
-
-
M2 x L3
1
86.00E14.523
M3 x L4
4
86.9A524.4R0
Card Reader Board Disassembly
M2 x L3
2
86.00E14.523
Thermal Module Disassembly
Thermal Screw
3
N/A
-
-
HDD/SSD Module Disassembly
Power Button Board Disassembly
Machine Maintenance
-
-
3-7
Table 3-2. Screw List
Step
Mainboard Disassembly
Screw
Quantity
Acer Part Number
M2 x L3
1
86.00E14.523
RTC Battery Disassembly
-
-
-
WLAN Board Disassembly
-
-
-
Keyboard Disassembly
M1.4 x L1.2
29
86.EA322.2R0
Middle Cover Disassembly
M2 x L3
4
86.00E14.523
LCD Module Disassembly
M2 x L4.5
4
86.EA552.4R5
3-8
Machine Maintenance
Removing the Lower Case
0
1. Remove the twelve screws securing the lower case.
Figure 3-3.
Lower Case Screws
Table 3-3. Screws
Step
Screw
Lower Case Disassembly
M2 x L4.5
Quantity
Screw Type
12
2. Gently lift the lower case and lay it down beside the main unit.
Figure 3-4.
Machine Maintenance
Lower Case
3-9
Removing the Battery Pack
0
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Remove the two screws securing the left speaker to the upper case.
Figure 3-5.
Left Speaker Screws
Table 3-5. Screws
Step
Screw
Left Speaker Module Disassembly
M1.4 x L3
Quantity
Screw Type
2
3. Lift the left speaker off the upper case and temporarily place it at the side of the right
speaker.
Figure 3-6.
3-10
Left Speaker
Machine Maintenance
4. Lift the DC-In & Power cable off the battery pack.
Figure 3-7.
DC-In & Power Cable
5. Remove the two screws securing the battery pack to the upper case.
Figure 3-8.
Battery Pack Screws
Table 3-8. Screws
Step
Battery Pack Disassembly
Machine Maintenance
Screw
M2 x L4.5
Quantity
Screw Type
2
3-11
6. Lift the battery pack off its socket in the upper case then slide it a few millimeters away
from the mainboard (1). Disconnect the battery cable from the WLAN board (2).
Figure 3-9.
Battery Cable
7. Detach the battery pack from the upper case.
Figure 3-10. Battery Pack
NOTE:
NOTE:
The battery has been highlighted with the yellow border in Figure 3-10. Remove the
battery and follow local regulations for disposal.
3-12
Machine Maintenance
Removing the Left and Right Speakers
0
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Perform the “Removing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-10.
3. Remove the two screws securing the right speakers to the upper case (1).
Figure 3-11.
Table 3-11.
Right Speaker Screws and Adhesive Tape
Screws
Step
Right Speaker Module Disassembly
Screw
M1.4 x L3
Quantity
Screw Type
2
4. Release the speaker cable from the adhesive tape securing it (2).
5. Detach the right speaker from the upper case.
Figure 3-12. Right Speaker
Machine Maintenance
3-13
6. Disconnect the speaker’s cable from the mainboard.
Figure 3-13. Speaker Cable
3-14
Machine Maintenance
Removing the WLAN Module
0
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Perform the “Removing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-10.
3. Unplug the two antenna cables from the WLAN module.
Figure 3-14. WLAN Module Antennas
+
IMPORTANT:
For reference during machine reassembly, note which cable color
corresponds to the main (black) and auxiliary (white) connectors.
4. Release the antenna cables from the adhesive tapes securing it.
Figure 3-15. Antenna Cables Adhesive Tapes
Machine Maintenance
3-15
5. Remove the screw securing the WLAN module to the WLAN/M-SATA board.
Figure 3-16. WLAN Module Screw
Table 3-16.
Screw
Step
WLAN Module Disassembly
Screw
M2 × L3
Quantity
Screw Type
1
6. Detach the WLAN module from the slot.
Figure 3-17. WLAN Module
NOTE:
NOTE:
A circuit board that is > 10cm2 has been highlighted with a yellow rectangle in
Figure 3-17. Follow the local regulations for disposing this type of circuit board.
3-16
Machine Maintenance
Removing the DC-In Module (WLAN Board)
NOTE:
0
NOTE:
For models that have M-SATA board installed, please proceed to page 3-18, “Removing
the DC-In Module (M-SATA Board)”
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Perform the “Removing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-10.
3. Disconnect the DC-In cable from the WLAN board (1) then release the DC-In cable from
the self adhesive tape securing it (2).
Figure 3-18. DC-In Cable (WLAN Board)
4. Detach the DC-In socket from the upper case.
Figure 3-19. DC-In
Machine Maintenance
3-17
Removing the DC-In Module (M-SATA Board)
0
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Perform the “Removing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-10.
3. Disconnect the DC-In cable from the M-SATA board & the mainboard (1) then release the
DC-In cable from the self adhesive tape securing it (2).
Figure 3-20. DC-In Cable (M-SATA Board)
4. Detach the DC-In socket from the upper case.
Figure 3-21. DC-In
3-18
Machine Maintenance
Removing the HDD Module
NOTE:
0
NOTE:
For models that have SSD disk drive installed, please proceed to page 3-22, “Removing
the SSD Module”.
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Perform the “Removing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-10.
3. Release the HDD cable from the adhesive tape securing it.
Figure 3-22. HDD Cable Adhesive Tape
4. Grasp the plastic tab and use it to disengage the HDD cable from its connector.
Figure 3-23. HDD Cable
Machine Maintenance
3-19
5. Remove the screw securing the HDD module to the upper case.
Figure 3-24. HDD Module Screw
Table 3-24.
Screw
Step
HDD Module Disassembly
Screw
M2 x L3
Quantity
Screw Type
1
6. Detach the HDD module from the upper case.
Figure 3-25. HDD Module
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7. Detach the cable from the HDD module.
Figure 3-26. HDD Cable
8. Remove the four screws securing the HDD module to the bracket (1) then detach the HDD
module from the bracket (2).
Figure 3-27. HDD Bracket Screws
Table 3-27.
Screws
Step
HDD Bracket Disassembly
Machine Maintenance
Screw
M3 x L4
Quantity
Screw Type
4
3-21
Removing the SSD Module
0
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Perform the “Removing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-10.
3. Release the SSD cable from the adhesive tape securing it.
Figure 3-28. SSD Cable Adhesive Tape
4. Grasp the plastic tab and use it to disengage the SSD cable from its connector.
Figure 3-29. SSD Cable
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Machine Maintenance
5. Remove the screw securing the SSD module to the upper case.
Figure 3-30. SSD Module Screw
Table 3-30.
Screw
Step
SSD Module Disassembly
Screw
M2 x L3
Quantity
Screw Type
1
6. Detach the SSD module from the upper case.
Figure 3-31. SSD Module
Machine Maintenance
3-23
7. Detach the cable from the SSD module.
Figure 3-32. SSD Cable
8. Remove the four screws securing the SSD module to the bracket (1) then detach the SSD
module from the bracket (2).
Figure 3-33. SSD Bracket Screws
Table 3-33.
Screws
Step
SSD Bracket Disassembly
3-24
Screw
M3 x L4
Quantity
Screw Type
4
Machine Maintenance
Removing the Card Reader Board
0
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Perform the “Removing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-10.
3. Disconnect the card reader cable from the mainboard and the card reader board.
Figure 3-34. Card Reader Cable
4. Remove the two screws securing the card reader board to the upper case.
Figure 3-35. Card Reader Board Screws
Table 3-35.
Screws
Step
Card Reader Board Disassembly
Machine Maintenance
Screw
M2 x L3
Quantity
Screw Type
2
3-25
5. Detach the card reader board from the upper case.
Figure 3-36. Card Reader Board
NOTE:
NOTE:
A circuit board that is > 10cm2 has been highlighted with a yellow rectangle in
Figure 3-36. Follow the local regulations for disposing this type of circuit board.
3-26
Machine Maintenance
Removing the Mainboard
0
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Perform the “Removing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-10.
3. Release the connector latch (1) from the mainboard, then disconnect the touchpad cable (2).
Figure 3-37. Touchpad Cable
4. Release the connector latches (1) from the mainboard, then disconnect the WLAN & mini
1 cables (2). Disconnect the power cable from the mainboard (3).
Figure 3-38. WLAN, Mini 1 & Power Cables
Machine Maintenance
3-27
5. Release the connector latch (1) from the mainboard, then disconnect the power button
cable (2).
Figure 3-39. Power Button Cable
6. Release the latch (1) from the mainboard then disconnect the keyboard cable (2).
Figure 3-40. Keyboard Cable
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Machine Maintenance
7. Release the LCD cable from the adhesive tape securing it.
Figure 3-41. LCD Cable Adhesive Tape
8. Disconnect the LCD cable from the mainboard.
Figure 3-42. LCD Cable
Machine Maintenance
3-29
9. Remove the screw securing the mainboard to the upper case.
Figure 3-43. Mainboard Screw
Table 3-43.
Screw
Step
Mainboard Disassembly
Screw
M2 × L3
Quantity
Screw Type
1
10. Detach the mainboard from the upper case.
Figure 3-44. Mainboard
NOTE:
NOTE:
A circuit board that is > 10cm2 has been highlighted with a yellow rectangle in
Figure 3-44. Follow the local regulations for disposing this type of circuit board.
3-30
Machine Maintenance
Removing the Thermal Module
0
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Perform the “Removing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-10.
3. Disconnect the thermal module fan cable from the mainboard.
Figure 3-45. Fan Cable
4. Loosen the spring-loaded captive screws securing the thermal module. Follow the screw
sequence indicated on Figure 3-46.
Figure 3-46. Thermal Module Screws
Table 3-46.
Screws
Step
Thermal Module Disassembly
Machine Maintenance
Screw
Quantity
Screw Type
–
3
–
3-31
5. Detach the thermal module from the mainboard.
Figure 3-47. Thermal Module
3-32
Machine Maintenance
Removing the RTC Battery
0
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Perform the “Removing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-10.
3. Perform the “Removing the Mainboard” procedure described on page 3-27.
4. Disconnect the RTC battery cable from the mainboard.
Figure 3-48. RTC Battery Cable
5. Detach the RTC battery from the mainboard.
Figure 3-49. RTC Battery
NOTE:
NOTE:
The battery has been highlighted with the yellow circle in Figure 3-49. Remove the
battery and follow local regulations for disposal.
Machine Maintenance
3-33
Removing the WLAN Board
NOTE:
0
NOTE:
For models that have M-SATA board installed, please proceed to page 3-35, “Removing
the M-SATA Board”.
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Perform the “Removing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-10.
3. Perform the “Removing the WLAN Module” procedure described on page 3-15.
4. Release the connector latches (1) from the WLAN board, then disconnect the WLAN &
mini 1 cables (2). Disconnect the power cable from the WLAN board (3).
Figure 3-50. WLAN, Mini 1 & Power Cables
5. Detach the WLAN board from the upper case.
Figure 3-51. WLAN Board
NOTE:
NOTE:
A circuit board that is > 10cm2 has been highlighted with a yellow rectangle in
Figure 3-51. Follow the local regulations for disposing this type of circuit board.
3-34
Machine Maintenance
Removing the M-SATA Board
0
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Perform the “Removing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-10.
3. Perform the “Removing the WLAN Module” procedure described on page 3-15.
4. Release the connector latches (1) from the M-SATA board, then disconnect the WLAN &
mini 1 cables (2).
Figure 3-52. WLAN & Mini 1 Cables
5. Detach the M-SATA board from the upper case.
Figure 3-53. M-SATA Board
NOTE:
NOTE:
A circuit board that is > 10cm2 has been highlighted with a yellow rectangle in
Figure 3-53. Follow the local regulations for disposing this type of circuit board.
Machine Maintenance
3-35
Removing the Keyboard
NOTE:
0
NOTE:
The keyboard is easily warped or damaged during the removal process. Take care not
to use excessive force when removing.
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Perform the “Removing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-10.
3. Perform the “Removing the Left and Right Speakers” procedure described on page 3-13.
4. Perform the “Removing the WLAN Module” procedure described on page 3-15.
5. Perform the “Removing the DC-In Module (WLAN Board)” procedure described on
page 3-17.
6. Perform the “Removing the HDD Module” procedure described on page 3-19.
7. Perform the “Removing the Card Reader Board” procedure described on page 3-25.
8. Perform the “Removing the Mainboard” procedure described on page 3-27.
9. Perform the “Removing the WLAN Board” procedure described on page 3-34.
10. Gently lift the LCD cable off the upper case.
Figure 3-54. LCD Cable
11. Release the keyboard from the adhesive tape securing it.
Figure 3-55. Keyboard Adhesive Tape
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Machine Maintenance
12. Remove the twenty nine screws securing the keyboard to the upper case.
Figure 3-56. Keyboard Screws
Table 3-56.
Screws
Step
Keyboard Disassembly
Screw
M1.4 × L1.2
Quantity
Screw Type
29
13. Detach the keyboard from the upper case.
Figure 3-57. Keyboard
Machine Maintenance
3-37
Removing the Power Button Board
0
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Perform the “Removing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-10.
3. Release the latch (1) from the mainboard then disconnect the power button cable (2).
Figure 3-58. Power Button Cable
4. Release the power button board from the adhesive tape securing it (1) then tilt the power
button board (2) and detach it from the upper case.
Figure 3-59. Power Button Board Adhesive Tape
NOTE:
NOTE:
A circuit board that is > 10cm2 has been highlighted with a yellow rectangle in
Figure 3-59. Follow the local regulations for disposing this type of circuit board.
3-38
Machine Maintenance
Removing the Middle Cover Assembly
0
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Perform the “Removing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-10.
3. Perform the “Removing the Left and Right Speakers” procedure described on page 3-13.
4. Perform the “Removing the WLAN Module” procedure described on page 3-15.
5. Perform the “Removing the DC-In Module (WLAN Board)” procedure described on
page 3-17.
6. Perform the “Removing the HDD Module” procedure described on page 3-19.
7. Perform the “Removing the Card Reader Board” procedure described on page 3-25.
8. Perform the “Removing the Mainboard” procedure described on page 3-27.
9. Perform the “Removing the Keyboard” procedure described on page 3-36.
10. Perform the “Removing the Power Button Board” procedure described on page 3-38.
11. Remove the four screws securing the middle cover assembly to the upper case.
Figure 3-60. Middle Cover Assembly Screws
Table 3-60.
Screws
Step
Middle Cover Disassembly
Machine Maintenance
Screw
M2 x L3
Quantity
Screw Type
4
3-39
12. Tilt the upper case until it is approximately at a 100° angle with the LCD assembly.
Figure 3-61. Upper Case Assembly
13. Detach the middle cover assembly from the upper case.
Figure 3-62. Middle Cover Assembly
3-40
Machine Maintenance
Removing the LCD Module
0
1. Perform the “Removing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-9.
2. Perform the “Removing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-10.
3. Perform the “Removing the Left and Right Speakers” procedure described on page 3-13.
4. Perform the “Removing the WLAN Module” procedure described on page 3-15.
5. Perform the “Removing the DC-In Module (WLAN Board)” procedure described on
page 3-17.
6. Perform the “Removing the HDD Module” procedure described on page 3-19.
7. Perform the “Removing the Card Reader Board” procedure described on page 3-25.
8. Perform the “Removing the Mainboard” procedure described on page 3-27.
9. Perform the “Removing the Keyboard” procedure described on page 3-36.
10. Perform the “Removing the Power Button Board” procedure described on page 3-38.
11. Perform the “Removing the Middle Cover Assembly” procedure described on page 3-39.
12. Tilt the upper case until it is approximately at a 45° angle with the LCD assembly.
Figure 3-63. Upper Case Assembly
Machine Maintenance
3-41
13. Remove the four screws securing the upper case to the LCD hinges.
Figure 3-64. Upper Case Screws – LCD Hinges
Table 3-64.
Screws
Step
LCD Module Disassembly
Screw
M2 x L4.5
Quantity
Screw Type
4
14. Gently detach the LCD cable from the upper case (1) and lift the upper case away from
the LCD module (2).
Figure 3-65. LCD Module
+
IMPORTANT:
Make sure that the LCD cable is not entangled with the upper case and take
extra care not to scratch the LCD cable.
3-42
Machine Maintenance
Reassembly Process
0
Replacing the LCD Module
0
1. Tilt the LCD hinge approximately at a 45° angle then insert the upper case and align the
screw posts of the upper case with the screw holes in the LCD hinges.
Figure 3-66. Upper Case
2. Verify that the LCD cable is looped properly in the LCD hinge as shown.
Figure 3-67. Upper Case
+
IMPORTANT:
Make sure that the LCD cable is not entangled with the upper case and take
extra care not to scratch the LCD cable.
Machine Maintenance
3-43
3. Secure the upper case to the LCD hinges using four screws.
Figure 3-68. Upper Case - LCD Hinge Screws
Table 3-68.
Screws
Step
Upper Case Reassembly
3-44
Screw
M2 x L4.5
Quantity
Screw Type
4
Machine Maintenance
Replacing the Middle Cover Assembly
0
1. Tilt the upper case until it is approximately at a 100° angle with the LCD assembly
Figure 3-69. Upper Case Assembly
2. Insert the middle cover assembly in its slot.
Figure 3-70. Middle Cover Assembly
Machine Maintenance
3-45
3. Pull the upper case downward until it sits parallel with the LCD assembly.
Figure 3-71. Upper Case Assembly
4. Secure the middle cover assembly to the upper case using four screws.
Figure 3-72. Middle Cover Assembly Screws
Table 3-72.
Screws
Step
Middle Cover Reassembly
3-46
Screw
M2 x L3
Quantity
Screw Type
4
Machine Maintenance
Replacing the Power Button Board
0
1. Insert the power button board in its slot in the middle cover (1), then secure it using
adhesive tapes (2).
Figure 3-73. Power Button Board
2. Connect the power button cable to the mainboard (1), then press the connector latch (2)
until it locks into place.
Figure 3-74. Power Button Cable
Machine Maintenance
3-47
Replacing the Keyboard
0
1. Place the keyboard in its slot in the upper case.
Figure 3-75. Keyboard
2. Secure the keyboard to the upper case using twenty nine screws.
Figure 3-76. Keyboard Screws
Table 3-76.
Screws
Step
Keyboard Reassembly
3-48
Screw
M1.4 × L1.2
Quantity
Screw Type
29
Machine Maintenance
3. Secure the keyboard to the upper case using adhesive tape.
Figure 3-77. Keyboard
4. Fix the LCD cable to the upper case.
Figure 3-78. LCD Cable
+
IMPORTANT:
Make sure that the LCD cable is installed as highlighted in Figure 3-78 to
avoid damaging the LCD cable.
Machine Maintenance
3-49
Replacing the WLAN Board
NOTE:
0
NOTE:
For models that have M-SATA board installed, please proceed to page 3-51, “Replacing
the M-SATA Board.”.
1. Place the WLAN board in its slot in the upper case.
Figure 3-79. WLAN Board
2. Connect the WLAN & mini 1 cables (1) to the WLAN board, then press the connector latch
(2) until it locks into place.Connect the power cable to the WLAN board (3).
Figure 3-80. WLAN, Mini 1 & Power Cables
3-50
Machine Maintenance
Replacing the M-SATA Board.
0
1. Place the M-SATA board in its slot in the upper case.
Figure 3-81. M-SATA Board
2. Connect the WLAN & mini 1 cables (1) to the M-SATA board, then press the connector
latch (2) until it locks into place.
Figure 3-82. WLAN & Mini 1 Cables
Machine Maintenance
3-51
Replacing the RTC Battery
0
1. Secure the RTC battery to the bottom of the mainboard using self adhesive tape.
Figure 3-83. RTC Battery
2. Connect the RTC battery cable to the mainboard.
Figure 3-84. RTC Battery Cable
3-52
Machine Maintenance
Replacing the Thermal Module
0
1. Place the thermal module in its slot in the mainboard.
Figure 3-85. Thermal Module
2. Secure the thermal module using the spring-loaded captive screws. Follow the screw
sequence indicated on Figure 3-86.
Figure 3-86. Thermal Module Screws
Table 3-86.
Screws
Step
Thermal Module Reassembly
Machine Maintenance
Screw
Quantity
Screw Type
–
3
–
3-53
3. Connect the thermal module fan cable to the mainboard.
Figure 3-87. Fan Cable
3-54
Machine Maintenance
Replacing the Mainboard
0
1. Place the mainboard in its slot in the upper case.
Figure 3-88. Mainboard
2. Secure the mainboard to the upper case using one screw.
Figure 3-89. Mainboard Screw
Table 3-89.
Screw
Step
Mainboard Reassembly
Machine Maintenance
Screw
M2 × L3
Quantity
Screw Type
1
3-55
3. Connect the LCD cable to the mainboard.
Figure 3-90. LCD Cable
4. Secure the LCD cable to the mainboard using adhesive tape.
Figure 3-91. LCD Cable Adhesive Tape
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Machine Maintenance
5. Connect the keyboard cable to the mainboard (1) and then push the connector latch (2)
until it locks into place.
Figure 3-92. Keyboard Cable
6. Connect the WLAN & mini 1 cables (1) to the mainboard, then press the connector latch
(2) until it locks into place.Connect the power cable to the mainboard (3).
Figure 3-93. WLAN, Mini 1 & Power Cables
Machine Maintenance
3-57
7. Connect the touchpad cable to the mainboard (1) and then press the connector latch (2)
until it locks into place.
Figure 3-94. Touchpad Cable
3-58
Machine Maintenance
Replacing the Card Reader Board
0
1. Place the card reader board in its slot in the upper case.
Figure 3-95. Card Reader Board
2. Secure the card reader board to the upper case using two screws.
Figure 3-96. Card Reader Board Screws
Table 3-96.
Screws
Step
Card Reader Board Reassembly
Machine Maintenance
Screw
M2 x L3
Quantity
Screw Type
2
3-59
3. Connect the card reader cable to the mainboard and the card reader board.
Figure 3-97. Card Reader Cable
3-60
Machine Maintenance
Replacing the HDD Module
NOTE:
0
NOTE:
For models that have SSD disk drive installed, please proceed to page 3-64, “Replacing
the SSD Module”
1. Place the HDD module in the bracket (1) and then secure the HDD bracket using four
screws (2).
Figure 3-98. HDD Bracket Screws
Table 3-98.
Screws
Step
HDD Bracket Reassembly
Screw
M3 x L4
Quantity
Screw Type
4
2. Connect the cable to the HDD module.
Figure 3-99. HDD Cable
Machine Maintenance
3-61
3. Place the HDD module in its slot in the upper case.
Figure 3-100.
HDD Module
4. Secure the HDD module to the upper case using one screw.
Figure 3-101.
Table 3-101.
HDD Module Screw
Screw
Step
HDD Module Reassembly
3-62
Screw
M2 x L3
Quantity
Screw Type
1
Machine Maintenance
5. Connect the HDD cable to the mainboard.
Figure 3-102.
HDD Cable
6. Secure the HDD cable to the upper case using adhesive tape.
Figure 3-103.
Machine Maintenance
HDD Cable Adhesive Tape
3-63
Replacing the SSD Module
0
1. Place the SSD module in the bracket (1) and then secure the SSD bracket using four
screws (2).
Figure 3-104.
Table 3-104.
SSD Bracket Screws
Screws
Step
SSD Bracket Reassembly
Screw
M3 x L4
Quantity
Screw Type
4
2. Connect the cable to the SSD module.
Figure 3-105.
3-64
HDD Cable
Machine Maintenance
3. Place the SSD module in its slot in the upper case.
Figure 3-106.
SSD Module
4. Secure the SSD module to the upper case using one screw.
Figure 3-107.
Table 3-107.
SSD Module Screw
Screw
Step
SSD Module Reassembly
Machine Maintenance
Screw
M2 x L3
Quantity
Screw Type
1
3-65
5. Connect the SSD cable to the mainboard.
Figure 3-108.
SSD Cable
6. Secure the SSD cable to the upper case using adhesive tape.
Figure 3-109.
3-66
SSD Cable Adhesive Tape
Machine Maintenance
Replacing the DC-In Module (WLAN Board)
0
1. Place the DC-In socket in its slot in the upper case.
Figure 3-110.
DC-In
2. Connect the DC-In cable to the WLAN board (1) then secure the DC-In cable to the upper
case using self adhesive tape (2).
Figure 3-111.
Machine Maintenance
DC-In Cable
3-67
Replacing the DC-In Module (M-SATA Board)
0
1. Place the DC-In socket in its slot in the upper case.
Figure 3-112.
DC-In
2. Connect the DC-In cable to the M-SATA board and the mainboard (1) then secure the
DC-In cable to the upper case using self adhesive tape (2).
Figure 3-113.
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DC-In Cable
Machine Maintenance
Replacing the WLAN Module
0
1. Insert the WLAN module in its slot in the WLAN board.
Figure 3-114.
WLAN Module
2. Secure the WLAN module to the upper case using one screw.
Figure 3-115.
Table 3-115.
WLAN Module Screw
Screw
Step
WLAN Module Reassembly
Machine Maintenance
Screw
M2 × L3
Quantity
Screw Type
1
3-69
3. Secure the antenna cables to the upper case using adhesive tapes.
Figure 3-116.
Antenna Cables Adhesive Tapes
4. Connect the two antenna cables to the WLAN module.
Figure 3-117.
+
WLAN Module Antennas
IMPORTANT:
Connect the black cable to the main connector and the white cable to the
auxiliary connector.
3-70
Machine Maintenance
Replacing the Right Speakers
0
1. Connect the speaker’s cable to the mainboard.
Figure 3-118.
Speaker Cable
2. Place the right speaker in its slot in the upper case.
Figure 3-119.
Machine Maintenance
Speakers
3-71
3. Secure the speaker cable to the upper case using adhesive tapes (1), then secure the
right speaker to the upper case using two screws (2).
Figure 3-120.
Table 3-120.
Right Speaker Screws and Adhesive Tape
Screws
Step
Right Speaker Module Reassembly
3-72
Screw
M1.4 x L3
Quantity
Screw Type
2
Machine Maintenance
Replacing the Battery Pack
0
1. Slide the battery pack underneath the mini 1 and WLAN/M-SATA cables as shown.
Figure 3-121.
Battery Pack
2. Connect the battery cable to the WLAN board (1), then push the battery pack forward until
its four socket holes fits into the screw posts in the upper case (2).
Figure 3-122.
Machine Maintenance
Battery Cable
3-73
3. Secure the battery pack to the upper case using two screws.
Figure 3-123.
Table 3-123.
Battery Pack Screws
Screws
Step
Battery Pack Reassembly
Screw
M2 x L4.5
Quantity
Screw Type
2
4. Secure the DC-In & Power cable to the battery pack surface using self adhesive tapes.
Figure 3-124.
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DC-In & Power Cable Self Adhesive Tapes
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5. Place the left speaker in its slot in the upper case.
Figure 3-125.
Left Speaker
6. Secure the left speaker to the upper case using two screws.
Figure 3-126.
Table 3-126.
Left Speaker Screws
Screws
Step
Left Speaker Module Reassembly
Machine Maintenance
Screw
M1.4 x L3
Quantity
Screw Type
2
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Replacing the Lower Case
0
1. Place the lower case into the upper case, making sure the I/O ports of the mainboard are
extruding from their port holes.
Figure 3-127.
Lower Case
2. Secure the lower case using twelve screws.
Figure 3-128.
Table 3-128.
Screws
Step
Lower Case Reassembly
3-76
Lower Case Screws
Screw
M2 x L4.5
Quantity
Screw Type
12
Machine Maintenance
CHAPTER 4
Troubleshooting
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-3
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-3
Power On Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-4
No Display Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5
LCD Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-7
Keyboard Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-8
Touchpad Failure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-9
Internal Speaker Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-10
Microphone Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-12
USB Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-13
WLAN Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-14
Card Reader Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-15
Thermal Unit Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-16
Other Functions Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-17
Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-18
Undetermined Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-18
Error Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-19
BIOS Beep Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-20
POST Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-25
Component Codes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-25
Progress Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-29
4-2
Troubleshooting
Introduction
0
This chapter contains information about troubleshooting common problems associated with
the computer.
General Information
0
The following procedures are a guide for troubleshooting computer problems. The step by
step procedures are designed to be performed as described.
NOTE:
NOTE:
The diagnostic tests are intended for Acer products only. Non-Acer products, prototype
cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses.
1. Obtain as much detailed information as possible about the problem.
2. If possible, verify the symptoms by re-creating the failure through diagnostic tests or
repeating the operation that led to the problem.
3. Refer to Table 4-1 for a list of verified symptom category to determine the solution.
Table 4-1. Common Problems
Symptoms (Verified)
Power On Issues
No Display Issues
LCD Failure
Keyboard Failure
Touchpad Failure
Internal Speaker Failure
Microphone Failure
USB Failure
WLAN Failure
Card Reader Failure
Thermal Unit Failure
Other Functions Failure
Intermittent Problems
Undetermined Problems
4. If the issue is still not resolved, refer to the Online Support Information on page 9-3
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Power On Issues
0
If the system does not power on, perform the following, one at a time, to correct the problem.
Do not replace a non-defective FRU.
Figure 4-1.
Power On Issue
Computer Shuts Down Intermittently
0
If the system powers off at intervals, perform the following.
1. Makes sure the power cable is properly connected to the computer and the electrical
outlet.
2. Remove all extension cables between the computer and the outlet.
3. Remove all surge protectors between the computer and the electrical outlet. Plug the
computer directly into a known serviceable electrical outlet.
4. Disconnect the power and open the casing to check the thermal module and fan airways
are free of obstructions. Refer to the to the “Thermal Unit Failure” section on page 4-16.
5. Remove all external and non-essential hardware connected to the computer that are not
necessary to boot the computer to the failure point.
6. Remove any recently installed software.
7. If the issue is still not resolved, refer to the Online Support Information on page 9-3.
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No Display Issues
0
If the Display does not work, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU:
Figure 4-2.
No Display Issue
No POST or Video
0
If the POST or video does not appear, perform the following one at a time.
1. Make sure that internal display is selected. Switch between the internal and external
display by pressing Fn+F5.
NOTE:
NOTE:
This hotkey may not apply to all models. Refer to the computer’s user manual for the
applicable hotkey sequence.
2. Make sure the computer has power by checking for one of the following:
Fans
start up
Status
LEDs illuminate
If there is no power, refer to the “Power On Issues” section on page 4-4.
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3. Drain stored power by removing the power cable and the battery pack. Hold the power
button for 10 seconds.
4. Connect the power cable and reboot the computer.
5. Connect an external monitor to the computer and switch between the internal display and
the external display by pressing Fn+F5.
6. If the POST or video appears on the external display only, refer to the “LCD Failure”
section on page 4-7.
7. Disconnect power and all external devices including port replicators or docking stations.
8. Remove any memory cards.
9. Start the computer. If the computer boots correctly, add the devices one by one until the
failure point is discovered.
10. Reinstall the memory modules.
11. Perform the “Replacing the HDD Module” procedure described on pages 3-61.
12. If the issue is still not resolved, refer to the Online Support Information on page 9-3.
Abnormal Video
0
If the video appears abnormal, perform the following one at a time.
1. Boot the computer.
If permanent vertical/horizontal lines or dark spots appear in the same location, the LCD
panel is faulty and should be replaced. The same goes for when there is extensive pixel
damage (i.e. different colored spots in the same locations on the screen). Perform the
“Reassembly Process” procedure described on page 3-43.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Make sure that the computer is not running on battery alone as this may reduce display
brightness.
2. Adjust the brightness to its highest level. Refer to the User Manual for instructions on
adjusting the settings. If the display is too dim at the highest brightness setting, the LCD is
faulty and should be replaced. Refer to Disassembly Process.
3. Check the display resolution is correctly configured:
Minimize
or close all Windows.
If
display size is only abnormal in an application, check the view settings and
control/mouse wheel zoom feature in the application.
If
desktop display resolution is not normal, right-click on the desktop and select
Personalize Display Settings.
Click
and drag the Resolution slider to the desired resolution.
Click
Apply and check the display. Readjust if necessary.
4. Roll back the video driver to the previous version if updated.
5. Remove and reinstall the video driver.
6. Check the Device Manager to determine that:
The
device is properly installed. There are no red Xs or yellow exclamation marks
There
No
are no device conflicts
hardware is listed under Other Devices
7. If the issue is still not resolved, refer to the Online Support Information on page 9-3
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8. Run the Windows Memory Diagnostic from the operating system DVD and follow the
on-screen prompts.
9. If the issue is still not resolved, refer to the Online Support Information on page 9-3
LCD Failure
0
If the LCD fails, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:
Figure 4-3.
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LCD Failure
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Keyboard Failure
0
If the Keyboard fails, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective
FRU:
Figure 4-4.
4-8
Keyboard Failure
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Touchpad Failure
0
If the Touchpad fails, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective
FRU:
Figure 4-5.
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Touchpad Failure
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Internal Speaker Failure
0
If internal Speakers fail, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective
FRU:
Figure 4-6.
Internal Speaker Failure
Sound Problems
0
Perform the following, one at a time.
1. Boot the computer.
2. Navigate to Start  Control Panel  System and 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. If updated recently, roll back the audio driver to the previous version.
4. Remove and reinstall the audio driver.
5. Make sure that all volume controls are set mid range:
Click
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the volume icon on the task bar
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Drag
the slider to 50. Confirm that the volume is not muted.
Click
Mixer to verify that other audio applications are set to 50 and not muted.
6. Navigate to Start  Control Panel  Hardware and Sound  Sound. Confirm that
Speakers are selected as the default audio device (green check mark).
NOTE:
NOTE:
If Speakers do not show, right-click on the Playback tab and select Show Disabled
Devices (clear by default).
7. Select Speakers and click Configure to start Speaker Setup. Follow the on-screen
prompts to configure the speakers.
8. Remove any recently installed hardware or software.
9. Restore system and file settings from a known good date using System Restore.
10. If the issue is remains, repeat step 9, selecting an earlier time and date.
11. Reinstall the Operating System.
12. If the issue is still not resolved, refer to the Online Support Information on page 9-3
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Microphone Failure
0
If internal or external Microphones fail, perform the following, one at a time.
Figure 4-7.
Microphone Failure
1. Check that the microphone is enabled. Navigate to Start  Control Panel  Hardware
and Sound  Sound and select the Recording tab.
2. Right click on the Recording tab and select Show Disabled Devices (clear by
default). The microphone appears on the Recording tab.
3. Right click on the microphone and select Enable.
4. Select the microphone then click Properties. Select the Levels tab.
5. Increase the volume to the maximum setting and click OK.
6. Test the microphone hardware:
Select
the microphone and click Configure.
Select
Set up microphone.
Select
the microphone type from the list and click Next.
Follow
the on-screen prompts to complete the test.
7. If the issue is still not resolved, refer to the Online Support Information on page 9-3
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USB Failure
0
If the USB fails, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:
Figure 4-8.
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USB Failure
4-13
WLAN Failure
0
If the WLAN fails, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:
Figure 4-9.
4-14
WLAN Failure
Troubleshooting
Card Reader Failure
0
If the Card Reader fails, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective
FRU:
Figure 4-10. Card Reader Failure
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Thermal Unit Failure
0
If the Thermal Unit fails, perform the following, one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective
FRU:
Figure 4-11.
4-16
Thermal Unit Failure
Troubleshooting
Other Functions Failure
0
1. Check if drives are functioning correctly.
2. Check if external modules are functioning correctly.
3. Change mainboard to check if current one is defective.
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Intermittent Problems
0
Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to
do with a hardware defect, such as: cosmic radiation, electrostatic discharge, or software
errors. FRU replacement should be considered only when a recurring problem exists.
When analyzing an intermittent problem, perform the following:
1. Run the advanced diagnostic test for the system board in loop mode at least 10 times.
2. If no error is detected, do not replace any FRU.
3. If an error is detected, replace the FRU. Rerun the test to verify that there are no more
errors.
Undetermined Problems
0
The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed, which installed
devices are incorrect, whether a short circuit is suspected, or whether the system is
inoperative.
Perform the following procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate non-defective
FRU).
NOTE:
NOTE:
Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer.
NOTE:
NOTE:
Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly.
1. Remove power from the computer.
2. Visually check the components 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
PC
drive Module
Cards
4. Apply power to the computer.
5. Determine if the problem has changed.
6. If the problem does not recur, connect the removed devices one at a time until failing FRU
is found.
7. If the problem remains, replace the following FRUs one at a time. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU:
Mainboard
LCD
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assembly
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Error Codes
Table 4-2.
0
Error Codes
Error Codes
Error Messages
006
Equipment Configuration Error
Causes:
1. CPU BIOS Update Code Mismatch
2. IDE Primary Channel Master Drive Error
(The causes will be shown before “Equipment Configuration Error”)
010
Memory Error at xxxx:xxxx:xxxxh (R:xxxxh, W:xxxxh)
070
Real Time Clock Error
071
CMOS Battery Bad
072
CMOS Checksum Error
110
System is disabled. An incorrect password was entered.
<No error code>
Battery critically low. In this situation BIOS will issue four (4) short beeps,
then shuts the system down. No message is displayed.
<No error code>
Temperature is critically high. In this situation BIOS shuts the system
down. No message is displayed.
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BIOS Beep Codes
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Table 4-3. BIOS Beep Codes
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
Initialize keyboard controller
16h
1-2-2-3
BIOS ROM checksum
17h
Initialize cache before memory autosize
18h
8254 timer initialization
1Ah
8237 DMA controller initialization
1Ch
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 215 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
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Table 4-3. BIOS Beep Codes
Code
Beeps
2Fh
30h
POST Routine Description
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
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 User Patch1
66h
Configure advanced cache registers
67h
Initialize Multi Processor APIC
68h
Enable external and CPU caches
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Table 4-3. BIOS Beep Codes
Code
Beeps
POST Routine Description
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
87h
Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices (optional)
88h
Initialize BIOS 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
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1-2
Search for option ROMs. One long, two short beeps on
checksum failure.
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Table 4-3. BIOS Beep Codes
Code
Beeps
POST Routine Description
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
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
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Table 4-3. BIOS Beep Codes
Code
Beeps
POST Routine Description
C8h
Force check (optional)
C9h
Extended checksum (optional)
D2h
Unknown interrupt
E0h
Initialize the chipset
E1h
Initialize the bridge
E2h
Initialize the CPU
E3h
Initialize the 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
Initialize System Management Mode
F4h
1
Output one beep before boot
F5h
Boot to Mini DOS
F6h
Clear Huge Segment
F7h
Boot to Full DOS
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POST Codes
0
There are two types of POST codes: Progress Codes and Error Codes. Progress Codes are
designed to show the execution point while booting or executing services. Error Codes are
designed to halt on exceptional (fatal) error conditions.
Component Codes
0
The Component Code is an unsigned integer value that is assigned by the build process. The
following tables describe the various ranges of component codes:
The Component Code is assigned to an individual component (or driver) using the
POSTCODE= option in the DSC file. If the value that follows POSTCODE= is a hexadecimal
or decimal number, in the range 0x00-0xdf, then that code will be used with all POST Codes
associated with that driver.
Table 4-4. Component Codes
Range
Description
0x00-0x1f
OEM Components. These values are reserved for OEM components
0x20-0x9f
These values are reserved for SecureCore Tiano™ core components.
POSTCODE_CC_VARIABLE_SERVICES (0x20)
POSTCODE_CC_KEYBOARD_CONTROLLER (0x21)
POSTCODE_CC_BOOT_MODE (0x22)
POSTCODE_CC_S3_SUPPORT (0x23)
POSTCODE_CC_TCG (0x24)
POSTCODE_CC_HDD_PASSWORD (0x25)
POSTCODE_CC_CPU_IO (0x26)
POSTCODE_CC_BOOT_SCRIPT (0x27)
POSTCODE_CC_STATUS_CODE (0x28)
POSTCODE_CC_DATA_HUB (0x29)
POSTCODE_CC_HII_DATABASE (0x2a)
POSTCODE_CC_RESET (0x2b)
POSTCODE_CC_METRONOME (0x2c)
POSTCODE_CC_INTERRUPT_CONTROLLER (0x2d)
POSTCODE_CC_DIAGNOSTIC_SUMMARY (0x2e)
POSTCODE_CC_SMBIOS (0x2f)
POSTCODE_CC_SMM_COMMUNICATION (0x30)
POSTCODE_CC_SMM_RUNTIME (0x31)
POSTCODE_CC_SMM_SERVICES (0x32)
POSTCODE_CC_FIRMWARE_DEVICE (0x33)
POSTCODE_CC_CAPSULE_SERVICES (0x34)
POSTCODE_CC_MONOTONIC_COUNTER (0x35)
POSTCODE_CC_SMBIOS_EVENT_LOG (0x36)
POSTCODE_CC_RTC (0x37)
POSTCODE_CC_BOOT_MANAGER (0x38)
POSTCODE_CC_VGA (0x39)
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Table 4-4. Component Codes
Range
Description
POSTCODE_CC_HII_FORMS_BROWSER (0x3a)
POSTCODE_CC_BOOT_MENU (0x3b)
POSTCODE_CC_USER_MANAGER (0x3c)
POSTCODE_CC_TIMER (0x3d)
POSTCODE_CC_PCI_BUS (0x3e)
POSTCODE_CC_ISA_BUS (0x3f)
POSTCODE_CC_IDE_BUS (0x40)
POSTCODE_CC_AHCI_BUS (0x41)
POSTCODE_CC_SCSI_BUS (0x42)
POSTCODE_CC_USB_BUS (0x43)
POSTCODE_CC_FLOPPY (0x44)
POSTCODE_CC_SERIAL_PORT (0x45)
POSTCODE_CC_PS2_MOUSE (0x46)
POSTCODE_CC_PS2_KEYBOARD (0x47)
POSTCODE_CC_EHCI (0x48)
POSTCODE_CC_XHCI (0x49)
POSTCODE_CC_UHCI (0x4a)
POSTCODE_CC_OHCI (0x4b)
POSTCODE_CC_USB_KEYBOARD (0x4c)
POSTCODE_CC_USB_MOUSE (0x4d)
POSTCODE_CC_USB_MASS_STORAGE (0x4e)
POSTCODE_CC_CONSOLE_SPLITTER (0x4f)
POSTCODE_CC_GRAPHICS_CONSOLE (0x50)
POSTCODE_CC_SERIAL_CONSOLE (0x51)
POSTCODE_CC_TEXT_CONSOLE (0x52)
POSTCODE_CC_DISK_IO (0x53)
POSTCODE_CC_PARTITION (0x54)
POSTCODE_CC_SETUP (0x55)
POSTCODE_CC_LEGACY_BIOS (0x56)
POSTCODE_CC_BLOCK_IO_THUNK (0x57)
POSTCODE_CC_CRYPTO (0x58)
4-26
Troubleshooting
Table 4-4. Component Codes
Range
Description
0xa0-0xaf
These values are reserved for SecureCore Tiano™ platform
components.
POSTCODE_CC_PLATFORM_STAGE0 (0xa0) - Early PEI Platform
Initialization.
POSTCODE_CC_PLATFORM_STAGE1 (0xa1) -PEI Platform
Initialization.
POSTCODE_CC_PLATFORM_DXE (0xa1) - DXE Platform
Initialization.
POSTCODE_CC_PLATFORM_SMM (0xa1) - SMM Platform
Initialization.
POSTCODE_CC_PLATFORM_FLASH (0xa2) - Flash Platform
Initialization.
POSTCODE_CC_PLATFORM_CSM (0xa3) - CSM Platform
Initialization.
0xa4-0xa7 - Reserved for future expansion.
0xa8-0xaf - Reserved for use by the individual platform.
0xb0-0xbf
These values are reserved for future expansion.
0xc0-0xcf
These values are reserved for core chipset drivers (north bridge, south
bridge and CPU) and are assigned by chipset family.
POSTCODE_CC_MEMORY_CONTROLLER (0xc0) - Memory
Controller.
0xd0-0xd7
These values are reserved for Small Silicon drivers (SIOs, flash,
fingerprint, etc.)
POSTCODE_CC_SUPER_IO (0xd0) - Super I/O
POSTCODE_CC_FLASH_CONTROLLER (0xd1) - Flash Controller
POSTCODE_CC_FLASH_DEVICE (0xd2) - Flash Device
POSTCODE_CC_FINGERPRINT (0xd3) - Fingerprint Sensor
POSTCODE_CC_CLOCK_CONTROLLER (0xd4) - Clock Controller
POSTCODE_CC_MGMT_CONTROLLER (0xd5) - Embedded
controller or management controller.
0xd6-0xd7 - Reserved for future expansion.
0xd8-0xdf
Reserved for platform usage.
Troubleshooting
4-27
Table 4-4. Component Codes
Range
0xe0-0xff
4-28
Description
These are not components, but rather represent Architectural Progress
Codes or Error Codes detailing milestones in the system boot progress.
The corresponding Progress Code value is always set to zero.
POSTCODE_PC_SEC_ENTRY (0xe0) - Reset vector.
POSTCODE_PC_SEC_EXIT (0xe1) - Leaving SEC/Going to PEI.
POSTCODE_PC_PEI_ENTRY (0xe2) - Entering PEI Dispatch.
POSTCODE_PC_PEI_EXIT (0xe3) - Exiting PEI Dispatch.
POSTCODE_PC_IPL_DXE (0xe4) - Entering DXE IPL's normal boot
path.
POSTCODE_PC_IPL_S3 (0xe5) - Entering DXE IPL's S3 boot path.
POSTCODE_PC_S3_OS (0xe6) - Exiting S3 boot path back to the OS.
POSTCODE_PC_IPL_RECOVERY (0xe7) - Entering DXE IPL's
recovery boot path.
POSTCODE_PC_IPL_EXIT (0xe8)
POSTCODE_PC_DXE_ENTRY (0xe9) - Entering DXE Dispatch.
POSTCODE_PC_DXE_EXIT (0xea) - Exiting DXE Dispatch.
POSTCODE_EC_PEI_MEMORY (0xeb) - No permanent memory found
at the end of PEI.
POSTCODE_EC_PEI_IPL (0xec) - No DXE IPL found at the end of PEI.
POSTCODE_EC_IPL_DXE (0xed) - No DXE found at end of DXE IPL.
POSTCODE_EC_IPL_PPI (0xee) - Couldn't find PPIs needed by DXE.
POSTCODE_EC_DXE_ARCH (0xef) - Missing one or more
architectural protocols at the end of DXE.
Troubleshooting
Progress Codes
0
This section describes the progress code values.
Table 4-5. Progress Codes
Range
Description
0x00-0x1f
Standard progress Codes. All other values are reserved.
POSTCODE_PC_COMP_PEI_BEGIN (0x01) - The component was
loaded and the PEI entry point called.
POSTCODE_PC_COMP_PEI_END (0x02) - The component returned
from the PEI entry point.
POSTCODE_PC_COMP_DXE_BEGIN (0x03) - The component was
loaded and the DXE/UEFI entry point called.
POSTCODE_PC_COMP_DXE_END (0x04) - The component returned
from the DE/UEFI entry point.
POSTCODE_PC_COMP_SUPPORTED (0x05) - The Supported()
member function of the component's instance of the Driver Binding
protocol was called.
POSTCODE_PC_COMP_START (0x06) - The Start() member function
of the component's instance of the Driver Binding protocol was called.
POSTCODE_PC_COMP_STOP (0x07) - The Stop() member function of
the component's instance of the Driver Binding protocol was called.
POSTCODE_PC_COMP_SMM_INIT (0x08) - The component was
loaded and the entry point called inside of SMM.
POSTCODE_EC_DEVICE_ERROR (0x09) - The driver encountered a
condition where it cannot proceed due to a hardware failure.
POSTCODE_EC_RESOURCE_ERROR (0x0a) - The driver
encountered a condition where it cannot proceed due to being unable to
acquire resources.
POSTCODE_EC_DATA_CORRUPT (0x0b) - The driver encountered a
condition where it found invalid data and could not continue.
0x20-0x3f
Component-Specific Progress Codes. These values are specific to the
component type.
0x40-0x5f
OEM Progress Codes. These progress codes are reserved for OEM
usage.
0x60-0x7f
Reserved. These are reserved for future expansion.
Troubleshooting
4-29
4-30
Troubleshooting
CHAPTER 5
Jumper and Connector Locations
Mainboard Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-3
Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-5
Clearing the BIOS Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-5
Performing a BIOS Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
5-2
Jumper and Connector Locations
Mainboard Layout
Figure 5-1.
0
Mainboard Top
Table 5-1. Mainboard Top
No.
Code
Component
No.
Code
Component
1
HDMI1
HDMI out port
10
TPAD1
Touchpad connector
2
USB
USB port
11
PCH1
Mobile Intel UM67 Chipset
3
CARD1
Card reader connector
12
PWR1
Power connector
4
FAN1
Fan connector
13
MISC1
WLAN connector
5
LOUT1
Mic/Headphone port
14
MINI1
Mini-board connector
6
RTC1
RTC battery connector
15
LVDS1
LCD cable connector
7
SPK1
Speaker connector
16
KB1
Keyboard connector
8
RAM1/3/5/7
Onboard memory
17
HDD1
HDD connector
9
CPU1
CPU
Jumper and Connector Locations
5-3
Figure 5-2.
Mainboard Bottom
Table 5-2. Mainboard Bottom
No.
5-4
Code
Component
1
G2201
Clear password hardware gap
2
RAM2/4/6/8
Onboard memory
3
DMIC1
Mic-in
Jumper and Connector Locations
Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery
0
This section provides procedures for:
Clearing
the BIOS passwords
Performing
a BIOS recovery
Clearing the BIOS Passwords
0
To clear a lost BIOS password (user or supervisor password), you need to short the clear
password hardware gap (G2201) located on the mainboard.
Figure 5-3.
G2201 Hardware Gap
1. Shut down the computer and disconnect the AC adapter and all other peripherals from the
computer.
2. Perform the “Removing the Middle Cover Assembly” procedure described on page 3-39.
3. Use an electrical conductivity tool to short the two contacts on the hardware gap together.
4. Connect the DC-In cable to the mainboard.
5. While resting the tool on the two contacts, plug one end of the AC adapter into the DC-in
jack and plug one end to an electrical outlet.
6. Press the
button to turn on the computer.
7. After the BIOS POST, remove the tool from the hardware gap.
8. Perform the “Replacing the Thermal Module” procedure described on page 3-53.
9. Perform the “Replacing the Battery Pack” procedure described on page 3-73.
10. Perform the “Replacing the Lower Case” procedure described on page 3-76.
11. Turn on the computer and press F2 during bootup to access the Setup Utility. If no
password prompt appears, the BIOS passwords have been cleared. If the prompt
appears, repeat steps 4-10 until the BIOS passwords have been cleared.
12. Press F9 to load the system defaults.
13. Press F10 to save the changes you made and close the Setup Utility.
Jumper and Connector Locations
5-5
Performing a BIOS Recovery
0
Boot Block
0
An interruption during a BIOS flash procedure (e.g. a power outage) can corrupt the BIOS
code, which will cause the system to go into an unbootable state. The BIOS boot block refers
to a special BIOS program that can be used to boot up a system with minimum BIOS
initialization.You need to access and execute the boot block to reboot the computer and
recover the regular BIOS code.
Creating the Crisis Disk
NOTE:
0
NOTE:
The BIOS crisis recovery disk should be prepared in a computer running the Windows
XP, Vista, or 7 OS.
1. Prepare a removable USB flash drive.
Note that all data in the USB flash drive will be cleared during the creation of the crisis
disk.
2. Set up a computer running the Windows XP, Vista, or 7 operating system and plug in the
USB flash drive into an available USB port.
3. Open the Notepad program and create a new file.
4. Type startup.nsh.
For example, the USB key prompt is fs0. The PFlash.efi and BIOS.cap files are in the fs0:
root directory.
Figure 5-4.
Startup.nsh File
5. Save this file as startup.nsh in the USB flash drive’s root directory.
6. Decompress the Crisis Package Source in the USB flash drive’s root directory.
7. Eject and reconnect the USB flash drive from the computer, and make sure it contains the
following files:
EFI
folder
BIOS
image file
BIOS.cap
PFlash.efi
PFlashX86efi
Startup.nsh
5-6
Jumper and Connector Locations
Performing a BIOS recovery
NOTE:
0
NOTE:
Make sure the battery pack is installed to the system and that the computer is
connected to a UPS unit during the BIOS recovery process.
The function hotkey sequence Fn+Esc is used to enable the BIOS recovery process when
system is powered On during BIOS POST. If this function is enabled, the system will force the
BIOS to execute the boot block program.
To perform a BIOS recovery:
1. Shut down the BIOS failed-computer.
2. Connect the USB flash drive containing the Crisis Recovery disk files to the computer.
3. Press and hold the Fn+Esc keys, then press the power button
.
The BIOS recovery process begins. When the process is complete the computer will
automatically reboot.
4. Disconnect the USB flash drive from the computer.
5. Perform a BIOS flash procedure to update the BIOS firmware. Refer to the “BIOS Flash
Utilities” section on page 2-12 for detailed instructions.
Jumper and Connector Locations
5-7
5-8
Jumper and Connector Locations
CHAPTER 6
FRU List
Aspire S3 MS2346 Exploded Diagrams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-4
Main Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-4
FRU List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-6
6-2
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
This chapter provides users with a FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global
configurations for the Aspire S3 MS2346. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to
repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization).
NOTE:
NOTE:
WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, check the most up-to-date information available on
the regional web or channel. Part number changes will not be noted on the printed
Service Guide. For ACER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, the Acer office may
have a DIFFERENT part number code from those given in the FRU list of this printed
Service Guide. Users MUST use the local FRU list provided by the regional Acer office
to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.
NOTE:
NOTE:
To scrap or to return the defective parts, users should follow the local government
ordinance or regulations on how to dispose it properly, or follow the rules set by the
regional Acer office on how to return it.
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
6-3
Aspire S3 MS2346 Exploded Diagrams
0
Main Assembly
Figure 6-1.
0
Main Assembly Exploded Diagram
Table 6-1. Main Assembly Exploded Diagram
No.
6-4
Description
Part Number
1
Upper Case Assembly
60.4QP04.001
2
Lower Case Assembly
60.4QP03.001
3
Dummy Card
42.4QP15.001
4
LCD Assembly
65.4QP03.001
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Table 6-1. Main Assembly Exploded Diagram
No.
Description
Part Number
5
Middle Assembly
60.4QP06.001
6
DC In
50.4QP01.001
7
Power Cable
50.4QP04.001
8
Power Board
55.XXXXX.001
9
Keyboard
10
Speaker
23.40A1V.001
11
Touchpad
56.17008.031
12
Thermal module
13
Motherboard
55.XXXXX.001
14
WLAN Board
55.XXXXX.001
15
Card Reader Board
50.XXXXX.001
16
HDD Assembly
65.4QP02.001
17
Battery
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
6-5
FRU List
Category
ADAPTER
BATTERY
BOARDS
6-6
0
Description
Acer Part No.
ADP 65W 19V LV5
ADP-65VH BA LOW
PROFILE
AP.06501.033
ADP LITEON 65W 19V
PA-1650-69AW LV5 L
AP.06503.029
BTY PACK LI+ SANYO 3C
3.26AH SANYO POLYM
BT.00303.026
BTY PACK LI+ SONY 3C
3.26AH SONY POLYMER
BT.00304.010
FOXCONN 3RD WIFI 2X2
AGN+ BT4.0 ATHEROS
NI.23600.102
LITEON 3RD WIFI 2X2 AGN+
BT4.0 ATHEROS
NI.23600.103
HM2-CR POWER BD PD(D)
55.M1FN1.001
HM2-CR CARD BD PD (D)
55.M1FN1.002
HM2-CR MSATA BD 11808-1
PD D
55.M1FN1.003
HM2-CR SMALL BD FOR
WLAN 11752-2 PD D
55.M10N1.001
TOUCHPAD EMC
S8664C-2602
RESERVE
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Category
CABLES
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Description
Acer Part No.
ARGENTINA 1M
27.RSF01.012
AUSTRALIA BK 1M HAVE
LABEL
27.RSF01.016
BRAZIL BK 1M
27.RSF01.013
CHINA BK 1M
27.RSF01.007
DENMARK BK 1M
27.RSF01.004
EU BK 1M
27.RSF01.002
ISRAEL BK 1M
27.RSF01.011
ITALY BK 1M
27.RSF01.006
JAPAN BK 1M
27.RSF01.009
KOREA BK 1M
27.RSF01.010
SOUTH AFRICA 2.5A BK 1M
27.RSF01.015
SOUTH AFRICA BK 2.5A 1M
27.RSF01.014
SWISS BK 1M
27.RSF01.005
TAIWANESE BK 1M
27.RSF01.008
UK BK 1M
27.RSF01.003
US BK 1M
27.RSF01.001
C.A. CARD READER
SM30HS HL
50.RSF01.002
C.A. DC_IN SM30HS
SINGATRON
50.RSE01.001
C.A. HDD_HM2_ICT
50.M1FN1.001
C.A. M SATA CABLE
50.RSF01.007
C.A. POWER BOARD FFC
SM30HS HB
50.RSF01.001
6-7
Category
CASE/COVER/BRACKET
ASSEMBLY
6-8
Description
Acer Part No.
C.A. POWER WIRE SM30HS
HL
50.RSE01.002
C.A. TP FFC SM30HS HB
50.RSF01.003
C.A. WLAN FFC SM30HS JH
50.RSF01.004
C.A.WLAN FPC SM30HS
CAREER
50.RSF01.005
60 ASSY TP BAR L/T
SM30HS
RESERVE
60 HDD BKT BACK ASSSY
SM30HS
33.M1FN1.001
60 MID ASSY SM30HS
42.RSF01.001
60 UCASE ASSY HM2
KASHUI
RESERVE
UCASE MODULE W/TP
BAR&BOARD&MYLAR&SCR
EW
60.M1FN1.002
ASSY 60 LCASE HM2
KASHUI
60.M1FN1.001
DUMMY CARD HM2
42.M1FN1.001
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Category
HDD/HARD DISK DRIVE
Description
Acer Part No.
HDD 320GB
HTS543232A7A384 0J28213
KH.32007.017
HDD 500GB
HTS545050A7E380 0J23335
5.4K
KH.50007.023
HDD
N320GB5.4KS_4K+FO0020S
2(20G)
HDD
N320GB5.4KS+FO0020S2(2
0G)
HDD
N500GB5.4KS_4K+FO0020S
2(20G)
HDD
N500GB5.4KS+FO0020S2(2
0G)
HDD SSD25240 FOR
HUMMINGBIRD2
SSD 256GB MICRON
MTFDDAK256MAM-1K1
KN.25604.035
HEATSINK
ASSY THM UMA
AURAS+SUNON SM30HS
60.RSF01.003
KEYBOARD
KB 9Z.N7WPW.200 SWISS/G
NK.I1017.00R
KB 9Z.N7WPW.202
CHINESE
NK.I1017.008
KB 9Z.N7WPW.203
THAILAND
NK.I1017.00S
KB 9Z.N7WPW.206
PORTUGUESE
NK.I1017.00L
KB 9Z.N7WPW.20A ARABIC
NK.I1017.003
KB 9Z.N7WPW.20B
BULGARIA
NK.I1017.006
KB 9Z.N7WPW.20D DANISH
NK.I1017.009
KB 9Z.N7WPW.20E ITALIAN
NK.I1017.00F
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
6-9
Category
KEYBOARD
6-10
Description
Acer Part No.
KB 9Z.N7WPW.20F FRENCH
NK.I1017.00B
KB 9Z.N7WPW.20G
GERMAN
NK.I1017.00C
KB 9Z.N7WPW.20H
HEBREW
NK.I1017.00W
KB 9Z.N7WPW.20K
KOREAN
NK.I1017.00H
KB 9Z.N7WPW.20L GREEK
NK.I1017.00D
KB 9Z.N7WPW.20N
NORWEGIAN
NK.I1017.00K
KB 9Z.N7WPW.20Q
HUNGARIAN
NK.I1017.00E
KB 9Z.N7WPW.20R
RUSSIAN
NK.I1017.00M
KB 9Z.N7WPW.20S
SPANISH
NK.I1017.00P
KB 9Z.N7WPW.20T
TURKISH
NK.I1017.00T
KB 9Z.N7WPW.20U UK
NK.I1017.00U
KB 9Z.N7WPW.20W
SWEDEN
NK.I1017.00Q
KB 9Z.N7WPW.213 CZ/SK
NK.I1017.007
KB 9Z.N7WPW.21A
BELGIUN
NK.I1017.004
KB 9Z.N7WPW.21B
BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE
NK.I1017.005
KB 9Z.N7WPW.21D
US-INTERNATION
NK.I1017.00V
KB 9Z.N7WPW.21F
SLO/CRO
NK.I1017.00N
KB 9Z.N7WPW.21K NORDIC
NK.I1017.00J
KB 9Z.N7WPW.22A
FR/ARABIC
NK.I1017.00A
KB 9Z.N7WPW.22M
CANADA FRENCH
NK.I1017.00X
KB V128230BJ1 JA
JAPANESE
NK.I101S.00G
KB V128230BK1 AF
FR/ARABIC
NK.I101S.00A
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Category
KEYBOARD
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Description
Acer Part No.
KB V128230BK1 BE
BELGIUN
NK.I101S.004
KB V128230BK1 BG
BULGARIA
NK.I101S.006
KB V128230BK1 BR
BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE
NK.I101S.005
KB V128230BK1 CS CZ/SK
NK.I101S.007
KB V128230BK1 DM DANISH
NK.I101S.009
KB V128230BK1 EF
CANADA FRENCH
NK.I101S.00X
KB V128230BK1 FR
FRENCH
NK.I101S.00B
KB V128230BK1 GR
GERMAN
NK.I101S.00C
KB V128230BK1 HG
HUNGARIAN
NK.I101S.00E
KB V128230BK1 IT ITALIAN
NK.I101S.00F
KB V128230BK1 NE NORDIC
NK.I101S.00J
KB V128230BK1 NW
NORWEGIAN
NK.I101S.00K
KB V128230BK1 PO
PORTUGUESE
NK.I101S.00L
KB V128230BK1 SD
SWEDEN
NK.I101S.00Q
KB V128230BK1 SP
SPANISH
NK.I101S.00P
KB V128230BK1 SV
SLO/CRO
NK.I101S.00N
KB V128230BK1 SW
SWISS/G
NK.I101S.00R
KB V128230BK1 TR
TURKISH
NK.I101S.00T
KB V128230BK1 UK UK
NK.I101S.00U
KB V128230BS1 AR ARABIC
NK.I101S.003
KB V128230BS1 CH
CHINESE
NK.I101S.008
KB V128230BS1 GK GREEK
NK.I101S.00D
KB V128230BS1 HB
HEBREW
NK.I101S.00W
6-11
Category
KEYBOARD
Description
Acer Part No.
KB V128230BS1 KR
KOREAN
NK.I101S.00H
KB V128230BS1 RU
RUSSIAN
NK.I101S.00M
KB V128230BS1 TI
THAILAND
NK.I101S.00S
KB V128230BS1 UI
US-INTERNATION
NK.I101S.00V
LCD
"LCD 13.3""WXGA AU
B133XTF01.2"
KL.13305.002
MAINBOARD
HM2-CR MB I3 2367M 1.4G
ELPIDA 4G (D)
NB.M1011.001
HM2-CR MB I5 2467M 1.6G
ELPIDA 4G (D)
NB.M1011.002
ANTENNA MYLAR TAPE
SM30HS
47.RSF01.003
FIX POWER BOARD MYLAR
SM30
47.M1FN1.002
HDD DOOR SYSTEM LABEL
MYLAR SM30
47.RSF01.006
MINI BOARD ACETATE ACID
TAPE
47.RSF01.010
MYLAR BATTERY SM30HS
47.RSF01.008
MYLAR TP HM2
RESERVE
SM30 HS KB TAPE
47.RSF01.011
SM30 HS LED RUBBER
47.RSF01.007
SM30 HS BATTTERY RESET
RUBBER
47.RSF01.001
SPONGE HDD BACK
SM30HS
47.M1FN1.001
THERMAL MYLAR TAPE
UCASE SM30HS
47.RSF01.004
MISCELLANEOUS
6-12
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Category
SCREWS
SPEAKER
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Description
Acer Part No.
SCREW M1.4*1(OD3.8)
86.9AR51.1R2
SCREW M3X4
86.9A524.4R0
SCREW IMS M1.4*3 BZN
86.9A33N.3R0
SCREW IMS M2*2 #1 BZN
86.EA322.2R0
SCREW IMS M2*4.5 (H0.8)
#1 NI
86.9A552.4R5
SCREW M2XL3 HEAD T=0.3
BZN
86.00E14.523
SPEAKER SM30-HS FG
STICKER CANCEL
23.RSF01.001
6-13
6-14
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
CHAPTER 7
Test Compatible Components
Microsoft Windows 7 Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
7-2
Test Compatible Components
This computer’s compatibility is tested and verified by Acer’s internal testing department. All
of its system functions are tested under Windows® 7 environment.
Refer to the following lists for components, adapter cards, and peripherals which have passed
these tests. Regarding configuration, combination and test procedures, please refer to the
Compatibility Test Report released by the Acer Mobile System Testing Department.
Microsoft Windows 7 Environment Test
Vendor
Type
Description
0
Part No.
Adapter
10001023
LITE-ON
65W
Adapter LITE-ON 65W 19V
1.7x5.5x11 Yellow PA-1650-69AW,
LV5, Low profile LED LF
AP.06503.029
10001081
DELTA
65W
Adapter DELTA 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11
Yellow ADP-65VH BA, LV5, Low
profile LED LF
AP.06501.033
60016453
CHICONY
POWER
65W
Adapter Chicony Power 65W 19V
1.7x5.5x11 Yellow CPA09-A065N1,
LV5, low profile LF
AP.0650A.017
ALC271X_VB3
Realtek ALC271X_VB3
LZ.21000.085
60001921
SANYO
3CELL3.26
Battery SANYO AP11D3F Polymer
3S1P SANYO 3 cell 3260mAh Main
COMMON
BT.00303.026
10001063
SONY
3CELL3.26
Battery SONY AP11D4F Polymer
3S1P SONY 3 cell 3260mAh 2nd
COMMON
BT.00304.010
10001023
LITE-ON
1.3M HD_S
Liteon 1.3M HD_S LT_119_SP
AM.21400.110
PLM00012
Suyin
1.3M HD_S
Suyin Camera SY_S119_SP_slim
AM.21400.120
10001044
CHICONY
1.3M HD_S
Chicony Camera CH_S119_SP_Slim
AM.21400.119
2-in-1 card
reader
2-in-1 card reader
CR.21500.030
Audio Codec
10004786
REALTEK
Battery
Camera
Card Reader
10000981 MISC
Test Compatible Components
7-3
Vendor
Type
Description
Part No.
CPU
10001067
INTEL
Ci32367MB
CPU Intel Core i3 2367M BGA 1.4G
17W
KC.23601.7MB
10001067
INTEL
Ci33217UB
CPU Intel Core i3 3217U BGA 1.8G
1600 17W Ivy Bridge
KC.32101.3UM
10001067
INTEL
Ci52467MB
CPU Intel Core i5 2467M BGA 1.6G
17W
KC.24601.7MB
10001067
INTEL
Ci53317UB
CPU Intel Core i5 3317U BGA 1.7G
1600 17W Ivy Bridge
KC.33101.5UM
10001067
INTEL
Ci72637MB
CPU Intel Core i7 2637M BGA 1.7G
17W
KC.26301.7MB
10001067
INTEL
Ci73517UB
CPU Intel Core i7 3517U BGA 1.9G
1600 17W Ivy Bridge
KC.35101.7UM
60002005
HGST SG
N320GB5.4KS
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB
HTS543232A7A384, 0J28213, Eagle
B7, 320G/P 7mmzh SATA 8MB
LF+HF F/W:DA4788
KH.32007.017
60002036
SEAGATE
N320GB5.4KS_
4K
HDD SEAGATE 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB
ST320LT020 /9YG142-188, Sapta
15,320G/P SATA 8MB LF+HF
F/W:0001SDM1
KH.32001.021
60002036
SEAGATE
N320GB5.4KS_
4K
HDD SEAGATE 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB
9WS14C-188 ST320LT012, Yarra
500G/P, 7mmzh SATA 8MB LF+HF
F/W:0001SDM1
KH.32001.024
60002036
SEAGATE
N320GB5.4KS_
4K
HDD SEAGATE 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB
320G/P, 7mmzh, 9YG142-190, Sapta
15 SATA 8MB LF+HF
F/W:0010SDM1
KH.32001.026
60001994
WD
N320GB5.4KS_
4K
HDD WD 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB
WD3200LPVT-22G33T0, MN500S,
500G/P, 7mmzh HDD SATA 8MB
LF+HF F/W:01.01A01
KH.32008.031
60002005
HGST SG
N500GB5.4KS
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 500GB
Dummy P.N for 500G SATA 8MB
LF+HF F/W:
KH.50007.015
60002005
HGST SG
N500GB5.4KS_
4K
HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 500GB
HTS545050A7E380, Jaguar B7,
0J23335, 500G/P SATA 8MB LF+HF
F/W:DA4837
KH.50007.023
HDD
7-4
Test Compatible Components
Vendor
Type
Description
Part No.
60002036
SEAGATE
N500GB5.4KS_
4K
HDD SEAGATE 2.5" 5400rpm 500GB
9WS142-188 ST500LT012, Yarra
500G/P, 7mmzh SATA 8MB LF+HF
F/W:0001SDM1
KH.50001.030
60001994
WD
N500GB5.4KS_
4K
HDD WD 2.5" 5400rpm 500GB
WD5000LPVT-22G33T0, MN500S,
500G/P, 7mmzh HDD SATA 8MB
LF+HF F/W: 01.01A01
KH.50008.040
60024207
KINGSTON FAR EAST
F20GB
Flash Disk NONE SSD NAND 20GB
20GB FFS SATA II LF+HF Dummy
PN
KF.02000.001
60003533
YOSUN
FO0020S2
Flash Disk PHISON SSD NAND
20GB 20GB cache SSD SATA II
LF+HF Dummy PN
KN.0200Q.003
60001955
A-DATA
SSD25120
Flash Disk A-DATA SSD NAND
120GB AS511S7-120GM LF+HF
KF.1200C.001
60003544
LITE-ON OPT
FM0128S3
Flash Disk LITE-ON SSD NAND
128GB LMT-128M3M LF+HF
firmware: VYC2
KF.1280L.001
60003544
LITE-ON OPT
SSD250128S3
Flash Disk LITE-ON SSD NAND
128GB LCT-128M3S LF+HF
Firmware:VAC7
KF.1280L.002
60003544
LITE-ON OPT
SSD250128S3
Flash Disk LITE-ON SSD NAND
128GB LCT-128M3S(VAC8) LF+HF
Firmware: VAC8
KN.1280L.003
60001955
A-DATA
SSD25240
Flash Disk A-DATA SSD NAND
240GB AS511S7-240GM LF+HF
KF.2400C.001
60003544
LITE-ON OPT
FM0256S3
Flash Disk LITE-ON SSD NAND
256GB LMT-256M3M LF+HF
firmware:VZC2
KF.2560L.001
60002050
MICRON SG
SSD25256
Flash Disk MICRON SSD NAND
256GB MTFDDAK256MAM-1K1
LF+HF
KF.25604.001
60002050
MICRON SG
SSD25256
Flash Disk MICRON SSD NAND
256GB MTFDDAK256MAM-1K1
(F/W:0609) LF+HF Firmware: 0609
KN.25604.035
10001079
SYNNEX
FM0256S3
Flash Disk SANDISK SSD NAND
256GB SD5SF2-256G(X100) LF+HF
KN.2560D.007
AF1P_A10B
Keyboard DARFON AF1P_A10B
AF1P Internal 10 Standard Black
NONE Y2010 Acer Legend
NK.I1017.002
SSD
Keyboard
60004864
DARFON
Test Compatible Components
7-5
Vendor
Type
Description
Part No.
10000981 MISC
AF1P_A10B
Keyboard SUNREX AF1P_A10B
AF1P Internal 10 Standard Black
NONE Sunrex Y2010 Acer Legend
NK.I101S.001
10000981 MISC
AF1P_A10B
Keyboard ACER AF1S_A10B AF1S
Internal 10 Standard Black NONE
Y2010 Acer Legend
KB.I100A.179
10000981 MISC
AF1S_A10S
Keyboard ACER AF1S_A10S AF1S
Internal 10 Standard Black NONE
Painting Y2010 Acer Legend
KB.I100A.180
60003316 AUO
NLED13.3WXG
AGSH
LED LCD AUO 13.3' WXGA Glare
B133XTF01.2 LF 200nit 8ms 500:1
(Hinge-up) (Gold)
KL.13305.002
60003316 AUO
NLED13.3WXG
AGSH
LED LCD AUO 13.3' WXGA Glare
B133XTF01.2 1B LF 200nit 8ms
500:1 (Hinge up) (Gold) (HB1 LCD)
KL.13305.003
60003316 AUO
NLED13.3WXG
AGSH
LED LCD AUO 13.3'' WXGA Glare
B133XTF01.0 LF 200nit 8ms 500:1
(Hinge-up module)
LK.13305.006
60004668
ELPIDA
CM4GbIII13
Memory Chip ELPIDA DDRIII 1333
4GB EDJ4208BASE-DJ-F LF+HF
46nm
KM.4GB09.001
60004668
ELPIDA
CM4GbIII16
Memory Chip ELPIDA DDRIII 1600
4GB EDJ4208BBBG-GN-F LF+HF
512*8 B-die, 38nm
KM.4GB09.002
60002050
MICRON SG
CM4GbIIIL
Memory Chip MICRON DDRIII 1333
4GB MT41J512M8RA-15E:D LF+HF
KM.4GB04.001
60002041
QIMONDA
OB4GBIII
(512x8*8)
Memory NONE DDRIII 1333 4GB
Dummy LF+HF 512x8x8
KN.4GB00.005
60002215
SAMSUNG
CM4GbIII13
Memory Chip SAMSUNG DDRIII
1333 4GB K4B4G0846B-HYH9
LF+HF 35nm
KM.4GB0B.001
10001067
INTEL
HM77
NB Chipset Intel CS HM77 Chief
River
KI.G7501.002
10001067
INTEL
UM67
NB Chipset Intel CS BD82UM67 B3
KI.G6501.006
UMA
UMA (Intel)
KI.23200.038
LCD
Memory
NB Chipset
VGA Chip
10001067
INTEL
7-6
Test Compatible Components
Vendor
Type
Description
Part No.
Wireless LAN
10001023
LITE-ON
3rd WiFi 1x1
BGN+ BT4.0
Lite-On 3rd WiFi 1x1 BGN+ BT4.0
Atheros WB225(WLAN HB195 1x1
BGN +BT4.0 ATH3012)
NI.23600.098
10001018
HON HAI
3rd WiFi 1x1
BGN+ BT4.0
Wireless LAN Broadcom
4313iPA+20702 (WLAN 4313iPA 1x1
BGN+ BT4.0 20702)
NI.23600.099
10001018
HON HAI
3rd WiFi 1x1
BGN+ BT4.0
Foxconn 3rd WiFi 1x1 BGN+ BT4.0
Atheros WB225(WLAN HB195 1x1
BGN +BT4.0 ATH3012)
NI.23600.101
10001023
LITE-ON
3rd WiFi 2x2
AGN+ BT4.0
Lite-On 3rd WiFi 2x2 AGN+ BT4.0
Broadcom 43228+20702 (WiFi 43228
2x2 DB AGN+BT4.0 20702)
NC.23611.003
10001023
LITE-ON
3rd WiFi 2x2
AGN+ BT4.0
Liteon 3rd WiFi 2x2 AGN+ BT4.0
Atheros WB222
NI.23600.103
10001018
HON HAI
3rd WiFi 2x2
AGN+ BT4.0
Foxconn 3rd WiFi 2x2 AGN+ BT4.0
Broadcom 43228+20702 (WiFi 43228
2x2 DB AGN+BT4.0 20702)
NI.23600.100
10001018
HON HAI
3rd WiFi 2x2
AGN+ BT4.0
Foxconn 3rd WiFi 2x2 AGN+ BT4.0
Atheros WB222
NI.23600.102
Test Compatible Components
7-7
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Test Compatible Components
CHAPTER 8
Online Support Information
Online Support Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
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Online Support Information
0
This section describes online technical support services available to help users repair their
Acer Systems.
For distributors, dealers, ASP or TPM, please refer the technical queries to a local Acer
branch office. Acer Branch Offices and Regional Business Units may access our website.
However some information sources will require a user i.d. and password. These can be
obtained directly from Acer CSD Taiwan.
Acer's Website offers convenient and valuable support resources.
In the Technical Information section users can download information on all of Acer's
Notebook, Desktop and Server models including:
Service
Bios
guides for all models
updates
Software
utilities
Spare
parts lists
TABs
(Technical Announcement Bulletin)
For these purposes, we have included an Acrobat File to facilitate the problem-free
downloading of our technical material.
Also contained on this website are:
Detailed
information on Acer's International Traveller’s Warranty (ITW)
Returned
material authorization procedures
An overview
of all the support services we offer, accompanied by a list of telephone, fax
and email contacts for all technical queries.
We are always looking for ways to optimize and improve our services, so do not hesitate to
direct any suggestions or comments to us.
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