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Aspire M5630/M3630
VeritonM460/S460
Service Guide
Service guide files and updates are
available on the AIPG/CSD web; for
more information please refer to
http://csd.acer.com.tw
PRINTED IN TAIWAN

Summary of Contents

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    Aspire M5630/M3630 VeritonM460/S460 Service Guide Service guide files and updates are available on the AIPG/CSD web; for more information please refer to http://csd.acer.com.tw PRINTED IN TAIWAN...

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    Revision History Please refer to the table below for the updates made on Aspire M5630/M3630 VeritonM460/S460 service guide. Date Chapter Updates...

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    Copyright Copyright © 2005 by Acer Incorporated. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated.

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    Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: SCREEN Denotes actual messages that appear on MESSAGE screen. NOTE Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic. WARNING Alerts you to any damage that might result from doing or not doing specific actions.

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    PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1 System Specifications 1 Features…………………………………………………………………………... 1 Main board Placement……………………………………………………….10 Block Diagram…………………………………………………………………..11 AspireM5630/M3630 Front Panel……………...……………………….12 Aspire M5630/M3630 Rear Panel……………….………………….…..13 VeritonM460/S460 Front Panel…………………...…………….….14 VeritonM460/S460 Rear Panel………………...……………………15 Hardware Specifications and Configurations………………….…….16 Power Management Function (ACPI support function)………….22 Chapter 2 System Utilities 23 Entering Setup………………………………………………………………..24...

  • Page 7: Features, Chapter 1 System Specifications

    System Specifications Features Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business) Processor Socket Type: Intel® Socket T LGA 775 pin Processor Type: Intel Celeron / Celeron D / Pentium 4 / Pentium D /Pentium Dual Core / Core 2 Duo / Core2 Quad / Yorkfield / Wolfdale CPUs FSB 533/800/1066/1333 MHz CPUs Chipset North Bridge: Intel G31...

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    Form Factor: Micro ATX Dimension/Layer: 244mm x244mm Memory Memory Type: DDR II 667/800 Support single channel 64 bit mode with maximum memory size up to 4GB Support un-buffered DIMM 2 only DIMM Slot: 2 Memory Max: 512MB / 1GB / 2GB DDR2 memory technologies Capacity: Up to 1 GB per DIMM with maximum memory size up to 4 GB Graphics...

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    DVMT 4.0 technology support Enhanced 3D and Clear Video technology support Dual View function support (by Intel ADD2/MEC card) 1 D-sub VGA port on rear PCI Express Slot Type: x16 PCI Express x16 Slot Quantity: 1 Support ADD2/MEC card PCI Express Slot Type: x1 PCI Express x1 Slot Quantity: 1 PCI Slot PCI Slot Quantity: 2...

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    Design Criteria: Should support 1.44MB/3 mode 3.5” Devices SATA Slot Type: SATA slot Slot Quantity: 4 Storage Type support: HDD/CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/DVD-RW/DVD+RW/ DVD Dual/DVD Super Multi Plus / Blue-Ray ODD Audio Audio Type: HD audio codec Audio Channel: 7.1 channel Audio Controller /Codec: Realtek ALC888 (Co-lay with Realtek ALC888 Support S/PDIF: S/PDIF-out header (1*4)

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    MAC Controller: RTL8111B Intel 82566DC (10M/100M/1000M LAN) PHY: Intel Nineveh 82566DC PCI-E Giga LAN Controller Type: Intel ICH7/ICH7DH Ports Quantity: 8 4 back panel ports On-board: 3 2*5 headers (6 ports) 4 ports for front daughter board 2 ports for 3.5’’ card reader module Connector Pin: standard Intel FPIO pin definition Data transfer rate support: USB 2.0/1.1...

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    Controller: VIA 6308P 1394a controller 1 on board header 1 6-pin 1394 port on rear port BIOS BIOS Type: Phoenix Award or AMI Kernel with Acer skin 4Mb Flash BIOS Note: Boot ROM should be included (PXE function should be built...

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    I/O Connector Controller: Super I/O ITE 8718FX (F stepping or after; must full support Intel platform) Rear I/O Connector 1 Parallel port, 1 serial port 1 D-Sub VGA port 1 RJ45 LAN port 4 USB ports 7.1 channel phone jack ( 6 audio jacks) 1 6-pin 1394 port On-board connectors 1 LGA 775 CPU socket...

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    1 PCI Express x 1 slot 2 PCI slots 1 FDD slot 4 SATA2 connectors 5 pin Intel FPIO specification USB pin connectors (follow Intel FPIO standard Specification) 5 pin Intel FPIO spec. Microphone In/ Headphone Out pin connectors 1 serial port 2*5 pin connector (2nd serial port) 1 HD audio digital header 4 pin CPU Fan connector 3 pin System FAN connector with linear circuit...

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    1394 header Jumper for clear CMOS Color management for on board connecters (please refer to Acer spec) Header for CIR & IR blaster function (Check ITE Solution) Power Supply PSP Type: 250W/300W...

  • Page 16: Main Board Placement

    Main board Placement...

  • Page 17: Block Diagram

    Block Diagram...

  • Page 18: Aspirem5630/m3630 Front Panel

    Aspire M5630/M3630 Front Panel The computer’s front panel consists of the following: Label Optical drive Card reader Power and HDD LED Power button Speaker or headphone Microphone jack USB ports Description...

  • Page 19: Aspire M5630/m3630 Rear Panel

    Aspire M5630/M3630 Rear Panel Label Description Power card socket Voltage selector switch Fan aperture PS/2 keyboard connector PS/2 mouse connector Serial port Printer connector Label Description Monitor connector USB 2.0 ports RJ-45 Ethernet connector Microphone jack Line-out jack Line-in jack...

  • Page 20: Veritonm460/s460 Front Panel

    VeritonM460/S460 Front Panel Label Optical drive Floppy disk drive Power button Speaker or headphone jack Microphone jack USB ports Description...

  • Page 21: Veritonm460/s460 Rear Panel

    VeritonM460/S460 Rear Panel Label Description Power card socket Voltage selector switch Fan aperture PS/2 keyboard connector PS/2 mouse connector Serial port Printer connector Label Description Monitor connector USB 2.0 ports RJ-45 Ethernet connector Microphone jack Line-out jack Line-in jack Extension card slots...

  • Page 22: Hardware Specifications And Configurations

    LGA 775 pin 800/1066 /1333 MHz 0 MHz (If Stop CPU Clock in Sleep State in BIOS Setup is set to Enabled.) Phoenix Award or AMI Kernel with Acer skin V6.0 SPI Flash 4 Mb PXE 2.1 DMI V.2.0(s)or 2.1 SMBIOS 2.5 ACPI v3.0b...

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    Main Board Major Chips Item North Bridge Intel G31 South Bridge Intel ICH7/ICH 7DH APG controller Intel G31 Super I/O controller ITE 8718FX Audio controller Realtek HD audio codec ALC888S HD codec 7.1 (co-lay with ALC888) LAN controller RTL8111B HDD controller ITE 8718FX Keyboard controller ITE 8718FX...

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    Audio Interface Item Audio controller Audio controller type Audio channel Audio function control Mono or stereo Compatibility Music synthesizer Sampling rate MPU-401 UART support Microphone jack Headphone jack SATA Interface Item SATA controller SATA controller resident bus Number of SATA channel Support bootable CD-ROM Specification Intel ICH7/ICH 7DH...

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    Floppy disk drive Interface Item Floppy disk drive controller Floppy disk drive controller resident bus ISA bus Support FDD format Parallel Port Item Parallel port controller Parallel port controller resident bus Number of parallel parts Support ECP/EPP Connector type Parallel port function control Optional EV+CP DMA channel (in BIOS setup) Optional parallel port I/O address (via...

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    USB Port Item Universal HCI USB Class USB Connectors Quantity Environmental Requirements Item Temperature Operating Non-operating Humidity Operating Non-operating Vibration Operating (unpacked) USB 2.0 Support legacy keyboard for legacy mode 4 back panel ports 4 ports for front daughter board 2 ports for 3.5’’...

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    Power Management Devices Power Button USB Keyboard/Mouse Devices wake up from S3 should be less than Devices wake up from S5 should be less than 10 seconds Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled...

  • Page 29: Chapter 2 System Utilities

    System Utilities The manufacturer or the dealer already configures most systems. There is no need to run Setup when starting the computer unless you get a Run Setup message. The Setup program loads configuration values into the battery-backed nonvolatile memory called CMOS RAM. This memory area is not part of the system RAM.

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    Entering Setup Power on the computer and the system will start POST (Power On Self Test) process. When the message of press the key of [Delete] to enter the setup menu. NOTE: If the message disappears before you respond and you still wish to enter Setup, restart the system by turning it OFF and On.

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    The items in the main menu are explained below: Parameter Production Information Standard CMOS Features This setup page includes all the items in standard Advance BIOS Features Advance Chipset Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configuration PC Health Status Load Optimized Defaults Load Optimized Settings Default Settings indicates the value Set Supervisor Password Set User Password...

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    Product Information The screen below appears if you select Product Information from the main menu: The Product Information menu contains general data about the system, such as the product name, serial number, BIOS version, etc. This information is necessary for troubleshooting (maybe required when asking for technical support).

  • Page 33: Standard Cmos Features

    Standard CMOS Setup Select standard CMOS features from the main menu to configure some basic parameters in your system the following screen shows the standard CMOS features menu:...

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    The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter Description Date To set the date following the weekday-month-date-year format System Time To set the time following the hour-minute-second format Base Memory Size 640 K for system base memory Options Week: From [Sun.] to [Sat.].

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    Parameter Description Extended The BIOS determines Memory Size how much extended memory is present during the POST. This is the amount of memory located above 1MB in the memory address map of Total Memory Total memory size for Size the system IDE Channel Hard disk drive X Master...

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    Advanced Setup The following screen shows the Advanced Setup: The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter Hard Disk Boot Priority Description This features displays the Hard Disk Boot Device priority from high to low and allows users to set the Hard Disk Boot Device Priority.

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    Parameter Description Virus Warning This feature allows you to enable the VIRUS warning function for IDE Hard Disk boot sector protection. If this function is enabled and there is someone attempts to write data to this area, BIOS will show a warning message on screen and the alarm will beep.

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    Advanced Chipset Setup The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter Dual Monitor Support Frame Buffer Size CPU Frequency Description This category allows you to enable or disable dual monitor support function This field displays how much frame buffer size of the system.

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    Parameter Description Spread When the system clock generator pulses, Spectrum the extreme values of the pulse generate excess EMI. Enabling pulse spectrum spread modulation changes the extreme values from spikes to flat curves, thus reducing EMI. This benefit may in some case be outweighed by problems with timing-critical devices, such as a clock-sensitive SCSI device.

  • Page 40: Integrated Peripherals

    Integrated Peripherals The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter IDE Function Setup This page allows you to setup IDE Onboard Device Setup Onboard I/O Chip Setup Description function This page allows you to setup onboard devices. This page allows you to setup onboard I/O chip.

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    Integrated Peripherals-IDE Function Setup...

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    The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter Description The four IDE PIO fields let you set a PIO mode (0-4) Primary/Second for each of the four IDE devices that the onboard IDE interface supports. Modes 0 through 4 provide Master/Slave increased performance.

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    Parameter Description IDE HDD Block Block mode is also called block transfer, multiple Mode commands, or multiple sectors read/write. If your IDE hard drive supports block mode(most new drives do), select Enabled for automatic detection of the optimal number of block read/write per sector the drive can support.

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    The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter Description On Chip USB This field allows you to determine on chip USB type or disable on chip USB. UDB Memory Type Use this item to change the type of USB memory to shadow or Base memory.

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    Integrated Peripherals -Onboard I/O Chip Setup...

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    The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter Description Onboard FDC Select Enabled if your system has a floppy Controller disk controller (FDC) installed on the system board and you wish to use it. If you install an add-in FDC or the system has no floppy drive, select Disabled in this field.

  • Page 47: Power Management

    Power Management The Power Management menu lets you configure your system to most effectively save energy while operating in a manner consistent with your own style of computer use. The following screen shows the Power Management parameters and their default settings:...

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    The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter Description ACPI Function This item allows you to enable or disable the ACPI function ACPI Suspend This item specifies the power saving modes Type for ACPI function. S1 (POSP: The S1 sleep mode is a low power state..

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    Parameter Description Soft-off by When Enabled, turning the PWR/BTTN system off with the on/off button places the system in a very low-power-usage state, with only enough circuitry receiving power to detect power button activity or Resume by Ring activity. This category enables or (PME#) disables wake-on-Lan from From...

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    PCI/PnP Setup...

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    The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter Description Init Display Initialize the AGP video display before initializing First any other display device on the system. Thus the AGP display becomes the primary display. Reset Normally, you leave this field Disabled. Select Configuration Enabled to reset Extended System Configuration Data...

  • Page 52: Pc Health Status

    PC Health Status...

  • Page 53: Frequency/voltage Control

    The following table describes the parameters found in this menu: arameter Description V core Detect system’s voltage status automatically CPU Temperature Detect CPU Temperature automatically CPU/SYSTEM FAN Detect CPU/SYSTEM Fan Speed Status Speed (RPM) automatically CPU Smart FAN The item displays the system Smart Fan Control Function status.

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    The following table describes the parameters found in this menu: Parameter Description Auto Detect This option allows you to enable/disable the feature of DIMM/PCI CLK auto detecting the clock frequency of the installed PCI bus. Manufacturer This item specifies CPU Manufacturer CPU frequency This item specifies CPU frequency Spread...

  • Page 55: Load Default Settings

    Load Default Settings This option opens a dialog box that lets you install defaults for all appropriate items in the Setup Utility. Parameter Description Load Default Select the field loads the factory defaults for BIOS and Settings Chipset Features, which the system automatically detects.

  • Page 56: Set Supervisor/user Password

    Set Supervisor/User Password When this function is selected, the following message appears at the center of the screen to assist you in creating a password.

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    Parameter Description When this function is selected, the following message Supervisor/User appears at the center of the screen to assist you in Password creating a password. ENTER PASSWORD Type the password, up to eight characters, and press<Enter>. The password typed now will clear any previously entered password from CMOS Memory.

  • Page 58: Save & Exit Setup

    Save & Exit Setup Highlight this item and press <Enter> to save the changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. Parameter Description Save & Exit Setup Press <Enter> to save the changes that have made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility.

  • Page 59: Exit Without Saving

    Exit Without Saving Highlight this item and press <Enter> to discard any changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. Parameter Description Exit Without Saving Press<Enter> to discard any changes and exit the Setup Utility Options...

  • Page 60: Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly And Replacement

    Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools: Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge. Wire cutter. Phillips screwdriver (may require different size). NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatches when putting back the components.

  • Page 61: General Information

    General Information Before You Begin 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. 2.Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system...

  • Page 62: Disassembly Procedure

    Disassembly Procedure This section tells you how to disassemble the system when you need to perform system service. Please also refer to the disassembly video, if available. CAUTION: Before you proceed, make sure you have turned off the system and all peripherals connected to it.

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    Aspire M5630/3630 Standard Disassembly...

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    VeritonM460/S460 Standard Disassembly Process...

  • Page 75: Chapter 4 Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Please refer to generic troubleshooting guide for troubleshooting information relating to following topics: Power-On Self-Test (POST) POST Check Points POST Error Messages List Error Symptoms List Chapter 4...

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    Chapter 5...

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    ATX_POWER: ATX 24-pin Power Connector +3.3 +3.3 PWR OK 5VSB +12V +12V +3.3V Signal Name Signal Name +3.3V -12V PS_ON...

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    Signal Name STROBE BUSY SLCT Signal Name ERROR INIT SLCTIN GROUND GROUND GROUND GROUND GROUND GROUND GROUND GROUND...

  • Page 85: Chapter 6 Fru (field Replaceable Unit) List

    SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.

  • Page 86: Exploded Diagram

    Exploded Diagram DESCRIPTION AM30_MAIN_BEZEL AM50_USB AM50_USB_PANEL FDD_LOCK_SLIDE CD_ROM LOCK SLIDE CHASSIS USB_PCB_ASN USB-SHIELDING RIGHT SIDE DOCR DESCRIPTION POWER SUPPLY PCI-BRACKET LEFT SIDE DOOR HOTHER BOARD 3.5 DEVICE CD-ROM HDD-LOCK-SLIDE...

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    DESCRIPTION TOP-SHOELD 3.25 ROTATE COVER CD-ROM HDD-LOCK-SLIDE FDD-LOCK-SLIDE DESCRIPTION CDROM-LOCK-SLIDE RIGHT-SIDE USB MODULE CHASSIS POWER-SUPPLY LEFT-SCDE MAINBOARD...

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