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Aspire AX1430
Desktop Computer Service Guide
PRINTED IN TAIWAN

Summary of Contents

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    Aspire AX1430 Desktop Computer Service Guide PRINTED IN TAIWAN...

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    Revision History Refer to the table below for changes made on this version of the Aspire AX1430 Desktop Computer Service Guide. Date Chapter Updates Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Copyright Copyright © 2011 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 service guide. Denotes actual messages that appear on screen. SCREEN MESSAGES NOTE Gives additional information related to the current topic. WARNING Alerts you to any physical risk or system damage that might result from doing or not doing specific actions.

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    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. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Features and Specifications... 1 System Features ........... . .1 Audio .

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    Table of Contents System Architecture ... 81 Block Diagram ............81 Mainboard Layout .

  • Page 9: System Features, Features And Specifications

    Features and Specifications This chapter lists the features and specifications of the Aspire AX1430 computer. NOTE The items listed in this section are for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased. Refer to the FRU list chapter on page 93 for a detailed list of models supported by each hardware component.

  • Page 10: Audio, I/o Ports And Led Indicators

    Component System BIOS Power management Audio Item Audio codec Audio jacks I/O Ports and LED Indicators Component I/O ports LED display and buttons Description • AMI BIOS with 8 MB SPI ROM • Supports ACPI revision 2.0 standard • Supports Plug and Play, STR(S3)/STD(S4), hardware monitor, Multi Boot, and DMI protocols •...

  • Page 11: Physical Specifications, Environmental Requirements

    Physical Specifications Aspect Chassis dimension (W × D × H) System weight Mainboard form factor Mainboard dimensions (W × H) Environmental Requirements Aspect Operating temperature Operating humidity Aspire AX1430 Service Guide Description 100 mm (W) X 367.8 mm (D) x 269 mm (H) 6.27 kg.

  • Page 12: System Tour, Front View

    Optical drive cover Optical drive eject button Headphone jack Microphone-in jack 4-in-1 optional card reader supporting Memory Stick (MS), xD-Picture Card (xD), Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC) and Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO) USB 2.0 ports Acer logo Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

  • Page 13: Rear View

    Rear View Component Expansion slots Line-in jack Line-out jack Microphone jack USB 2.0 ports HDMI connector External monitor port PS/2 mouse connector PS/2 keyboard connector Fan aperture Power connector Kensington lock Key lock LAN connector Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

  • Page 15: Cmos Setup Utility, System Utilities

    System Utilities CMOS Setup Utility CMOS setup is a hardware configuration program built into the system ROM, called the complementary metal- oxide semiconductor (CMOS) Setup Utility. Since most systems are already properly configured and optimized, there is no need to run this utility. You will need to run this utility under the following conditions. When changing the system configuration settings •...

  • Page 16: Entering Cmos Setup, Navigating Through The Setup Utility

    Entering CMOS setup Turn on the computer and the monitor. If the computer is already turned on, close all open applications, then restart the computer. During POST, press Delete. If you fail to press Delete before POST is completed, you will need to restart the computer. The Setup Main menu will be displayed showing the Setup’s menu bar.

  • Page 17: Setup Utility Menus

    Setup Utility Menus The Setup Main menu includes the following main setup categories. Main • Advanced • Power • Security • Boot Options • Exit • In the descriptive table following each of the menu screenshots, settings in boldface are the default and suggested settings.

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    Main The Main menu displays basic information about the system and lets you set the system date and time. Parameter Description System BIOS Version Version number of the BIOS setup utility. Build Date Date when the BIOS setup utility was built. Processor Type of CPU installed on the system.

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    Advanced Parameter Miscellaneous Advanced Chipset Configuration Integrated Peripherals PC Health Status Aspire AX1430 Service Guide Description Press Enter to access the Miscellaneous submenu Press Enter to access the Advanced Chipset Configuration submenu Press Enter to access the Integrated Peripherals submenu Press Enter to access the PC Health Status submenu...

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    Miscellaneous Parameter Description AHCI Port1/2/3/4/5/6 Displays the status of auto detection of the AHCI device. Clock to All DIMM/PCI/PCIE Enables or disables the system to detect the DIMM/PCI/PCIE clock automatically during bootup. Spread Spectrum Enables or disables the reduction of the mainboard’s EMI. Note: Remember to disable the Spread Spectrum feature if you are overclocking.

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    Advanced Chipset Configuration Parameter Description Intel EIST When enabled, this feature allows the OS to reduce power consumption. When disabled, the system operates at maximum CPU speed. Intel Turbo Boost Enables or disables Intel Turbo Boost Technology. Intel AES-NI Enables or disables Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI).

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    Integrated Peripherals Parameter Description Onboard IDE Controller Enables or disables the onboard IDE controller. Onboard SATA Controller Enables or disables the onboard SATA controller. Onboard SATA Mode Select an operating mode for the onboard SATA. Onboard USB Controller Enables or disables support for legacy USB devices Legacy USB Support Enables or disables support for legacy USB devices.

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    Parameter Description Onboard Floppy Controller Enables or disables the onboard floppy controller. Serial Port1/2 Address Specify the base I/O port address and interrupt request address of serial port 1 or 2. Serial Port2 Mode Select a mode for serial port 2. Parallel Port Address Specify the parallel port (LPT1) base address.

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    PC Health Status Parameter Description System Shutdown Set the shutdown temperature of the system. Temperature CPU Shutdown Set the shutdown temperature of the CPU. Temperature Smart Fan Enables or disables the smart system fan control function. Option 0°C Disabled 0°C Disabled Enabled Disabled...

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    Power Parameter Description ACPI Aware OS Enables or disables the Advanced Configuration and Power Management (ACPI) function. ACPI Suspend Mode Select an ACPI state. Deep Power Off Mode Enables or disables the deep power off mode. Power On by RTC Alarm Enables or disables real time clock (RTC) to generate a wake event.

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    Security Parameter Description Supervisor Password Indicates the status of the supervisor password. User Password Indicates the status of the user password. Change Supervisor Supervisor password prevents unauthorized access to the BIOS Setup Utility. Password Press Enter to change the Supervisor password. Change User Password Press Enter to change the User password.

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    Boot Options Parameter Description 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th Boot Specifies the boot order from the available devices. Device EFI Device Priority Press Enter to access the EFI Device Priority submenu and specify the boot device priority sequence from available EFI devices. Hard Disk Drive Priority Press Enter to access the Hard Disk Drive Priority submenu and specify the boot device priority sequence from available hard drives.

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    Exit Parameter Description Save & Exit Setup When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option to leave the BIOS Setup Utility and reboot the computer, so the new system configuration parameters can take effect. Select Save & Exit Setup from the Exit menu and press Enter. Discard Changes and Exit Select this option to quit the BIOS Setup Utility without making any permanent changes to the Setup...

  • Page 29: Disassembly Tools, Pre-disassembly Procedure, System Disassembly And Reassembly

    System Disassembly and Reassembly This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to disassemble and reassemble the computer for maintenance and troubleshooting purposes. Disassembly Tools In performing the disassembly process, you will need the following tools: • Wrist-grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge •...

  • Page 30: Disassembly Procedures, Removing The Side Panel

    Disassembly Procedures Removing the Side Panel Remove the two screws located on the rear edge of the side panel. Slide the panel back about 2.5 cm (1.0 in) to release it from the chassis notches, then detach the panel from the chassis. Put the side panel aside for reinstallation later.

  • Page 31: Removing The Front Bezel

    Removing the Front Bezel Release the front bezel retention tabs from the chassis interior. Pull the front bezel away from the chassis. NOTE: The power button and LED cable from the front bezel is still connected to its connector on the mainboard.

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    Removing the Heat Sink Fan Assembly WARNING:The heat sink becomes very hot when the system is on. NEVER touch the heat sink with any metal or with your hands. Disconnect the fan cable from the mainboard. Use a screwdriver to loosen the four screws on the heat sink as shown below. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

  • Page 33: Removing The Hdd-odd Bracket

    Lift the heat sink fan assembly away from the heatsink. Removing the HDD-ODD Bracket Remove the three screws that secure the HDD-ODD bracket to the chassis. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Lift the bracket up. Removing the Optical Drive and the Hard Disk Drive Disconnect the SATA (1) and power (2) cables from the rear of the optical drive. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Disconnect the other end of the SATA cable from the mainboard. Disconnect the SATA (2) and power (1) cables from the rear of the hard disk drive. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Disconnect the other end of the SATA cable from the mainboard. Remove the screws that secure the optical drive to the HDD-ODD bracket. Pull the optical drive out of the drive bay. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Remove the four screws that secure the hard disk drive to the HDD bracket. Slide the hard disk drive out of the bracket. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

  • Page 38: Detaching The Front Bezel

    Detaching the Front Bezel Disconnect the power button/LED cable from its mainboard connector. Pull out the power button/LED cable from the chassis. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

  • Page 39: Removing The Expansion Boards

    Removing the Expansion Boards Remove the power cable from the optional USB 3.0 Host Add in Card. Remove the screw from the expansion board bracket opposite the PCIE1X 1 slot. Gently pull up the expansion board (1), move it slightly to the left and remove (2) from the slot. Note:Circuit boards >10 cm2 has been highlighted with the yellow rectangle as above image shows.

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    Remove the screw from the expansion board bracket opposite the PCIE16X 1 slot. Push to open the expansion slot lock in the direction indicated. Gently pull up the expansion board (1), move it slightly to the left and remove (2) from the slot. Note:Circuit boards >10 cm2 has been highlighted with the yellow rectangle as above image shows.

  • Page 41: Removing The Memory Modules, Removing The Power Supply Unit

    Removing the Memory Modules Press to open the holding clips (1) securing the memory module. Gently pull the memory module upward (2) to remove it from the DIMM1 slot.  Note:Circuit boards >10 cm2 has been highlighted with the yellow rectangle as above image shows. Please detach the Circuit boards and follow local regulations for disposal.

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    Open the plastic clip (1) and release the power cables from the metal clip (2) in the direction indicated. Remove the screw that secures the power supply to the chassis. Remove the two screws that secure the power supply to the rear panel. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Push the power supply module toward the front. Tilt the power supply module slightly to the right and lift it out of the chassis. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

  • Page 44: Removing The Front I/o And Optional Card Reader Assembly

    Removing the Front I/O and Optional Card Reader Assembly Disconnect the front I/O and optional card reader cables from their mainboard connectors. Detach the cables from the front I/O and optional card reader. Remove the cables. Remove the screw that secures the bracket to the chassis. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Pull the bracket out from the chassis. Remove the two screws that secure the front I/O and card reader assembly to the bracket. Remove the front I/O and card reader assembly from the bracket. Note:Circuit boards >10 cm2 has been highlighted with the yellow rectangle as above image shows. Please detach the Circuit boards and follow local regulations for disposal.

  • Page 46: Removing The Mainboard

    Removing the Mainboard Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into the battery holder (1) as shown. Remove the RTC battery (2). Note:The RTC battery has been highlighted with a yellow circle as shown above. Please follow local regulations for disposal of used RTC batteries. Remove the four screws that secure the mainboard to the chassis.

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    Lift the mainboard from the chassis. Note:Circuit boards >10 cm2 has been highlighted with the yellow rectangle as above image shows. Please detach the Circuit boards and follow local regulations for disposal. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

  • Page 48: Reassembly Procedures, Reinstalling The Mainboard

    Reassembly Procedures Reinstalling the Mainboard Slide the mainboard into the chassis, with the I/O ports of the mainboard extruding from their port holes, then lower the mainboard in place. Make sure the screw holes on the main board are aligned with those on the chassis. Secure the mainboard with four screws.

  • Page 49: Reinstalling The Front I/o And Optional Card Reader Assembly

    Install the RTC battery into the battery holder on the mainboard.. Reinstalling the Front I/O and Optional Card Reader Assembly Insert the front I/O and card reader assembly into the bracket. Secure the front I/O and card reader assembly to the bracket using two screws. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Install the bracket into the chassis. Secure the bracket to the chassis with one screw. Connect the cables to the front I/O and optional card reader assembly. . Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

  • Page 51: Reinstalling The Power Supply Unit

    Connect the front I/O and optional card reader cables to their mainboard connectors. Reinstalling the Power Supply Unit Slide the power supply module into the chassis (1) and tilt to the left (2). Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Push the power supply module toward the rear (3), with the power connector extruding from the rear panel. Secure the power supply to the rear panel using two screws. Secure the power supply to the chassis using one screw. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Connect the ATX power supply cables to its mainboard connector. Insert all cables into the metal clip (1) and plastic clip (2). Press to close the plastic clip (3). Make sure that all cables are arranged properly and lay as close as possible to the chassis to facilitate the re- installation of the HDD-ODD bracket later.

  • Page 54: Installing The Memory Modules, Installing The Expansion Boards

    Installing the Memory Modules Insert the memory module into the DIMM1 slot (1) and then press it down until it clicks into place (2). If a second memory module is available, install it in the DIMM2 slot by repeating step 1.. Installing the Expansion Boards Position the expansion board over the PCIE16X 1 slot and move it slightly to the right (1), making sure the card guide is aligned with the slot guide on the chassis.

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    Insert the expansion board properly until that expansion slot lock locks into place in the direction indicated. Secure the expansion board bracket opposite the PCIE16X 1 slot using one screw. Position the expansion board over the PCIE1X 1 slot and move it slightly to the right (1), making sure the card guide is aligned with the slot guide on the chassis.

  • Page 56: Reinstalling The Front Bezel Power Button/led Cable

    Connect the power cable to the optional USB 3.0 Host Add in Card. Secure the expansion board bracket opposite the PCIE1X 1 slot using one screw. Reinstalling the Front Bezel Power Button/LED Cable Insert the power button/LED cable through the front of the chassis. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Connect the power button/LED cable to its mainboard connector. Reinstalling the Optical Drive and the Hard Disk Drive Slide the optical drive into the drive bay. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Secure the optical drive to the HDD-ODD bracket using two screws. Slide the hard disk drive into the drive bay. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Secure the hard disk drive to the HDD-ODD bracket using four screws. Connect one end of the SATA cable to the SATA2 connector on the mainboard. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Connect the power (1) and SATA (2) cables to their connectors on the rear of the hard disk drive. Connect one end of the SATA cable to the SATA1 connector on the mainboard. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

  • Page 61: Reinstalling The Hdd-odd Bracket

    Connect the SATA (1) and power (2) cables to their connectors on the rear of the optical drive. Reinstalling the HDD-ODD Bracket Install the HDD-ODD bracket into the chassis. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Secure the HDD-ODD bracket to the chassis using three screws. Reinstalling the Heat Sink Fan Assembly WARNING:The heat sink becomes very hot when the system is on. NEVER touch the heat sink with any metal or with your hands. Position the heat sink fan assembly on top of the heatsink, making sure the screws are aligned with the gaps on the heat sink.

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    Secure the fan to the heat sink using four screws. DO NOT force the screws into the gaps as this may deform the heat sink fins. Connect the fan cable to its mainboard connector. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

  • Page 64: Reinstalling The Front Bezel

    Reinstalling the Front Bezel Insert the tabs on the front bezel into the notches (1) on the left side of the chassis and attach the front bezel (2) in the direction indicated. . Make sure the front bezel retention tabs are securedly fastened to the chassis interior. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

  • Page 65: Reinstalling The Side Panel

    Reinstalling the Side Panel Align the tabs on the lower edge of the side panel with the notches on the bottom side of the chassis. Align the tabs on the upper edge of the side panel with the notches on the top side of the chassis. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Push the side panel toward the front of the chassis until it is firmly closed. Secure the side panel to the rear edge of the chassis using two screws. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

  • Page 67: Hardware Diagnostic Procedure, System Check Procedures, Troubleshooting

    System Check Procedures IMPORTANT The diagnostic tests described in this chapter are only intended to test Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses.

  • Page 68: Checkpoints

    Verify that all power and data cables are firmly and properly attached to the installed drives. Verify that all cable connections inside the system are firmly and properly attached to their appropriate mainboard connectors. Verify that all components are Acer-qualified and supported. 10. Reinstall the side panel. 11. Power on the system.

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    Checkpoint Description Bootblock code is copied from ROM to lower system memory and control is given to it. BIOS now executes out of RAM. Both key sequence and OEM specific method is checked to determine if BIOS recovery is forced. Main BIOS checksum is tested. If BIOS recovery is necessary, control flows to checkpoint E0.

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    POST Code Checkpoints The POST code checkpoints are the largest set of checkpoints during the BIOS preboot process. The following table describes the type of checkpoints that may occur during the POST portion of the BIOS. Checkpoint Description Disable NMI, Parity, video for EGA, and DMA controllers. Initialize BIOS, POST, Runtime data area.

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    Checkpoint Description Mid POST initialization of chipset registers. Detect different devices (Parallel ports, serial ports, and coprocessor in CPU, ... etc.) successfully installed in the system and update the BDA, EBDA…etc. Programming the memory hole or any kind of implementation that needs an adjustment in system RAM size if needed.

  • Page 72: Post Error Indicators

    DIM Code Checkpoints The Device Initialization Manager (DIM) gets control at various times during BIOS POST to initialize different system busses. The following table describes the main checkpoints where the DIM module is accessed. Checkpoint Description Initialize different buses and perform the following functions: Reset, Detect, and Disable (function 0);...

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    Memory Message Description Gate20 Error The BIOS is unable to properly control the mainboard’s Gate A20 function, which controls access of memory over 1 MB. This may indicate a problem with the mainboard. Multi-Bit ECC Error This message will only occur on systems using ECC enabled memory modules. ECC memory has the ability to correct single-bit errors that may occur from faulty memory modules.

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    Storage Device Message Description Primary Master Hard The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Primary Master could not be properly Disk Error initialized by the BIOS. This message is typically displayed when the BIOS is trying to detect and configure IDE/ATAPI devices in POST. Primary Slave Hard The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Primary Slave could not be properly initialized Disk Error...

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    Message Description 3rd Slave Drive - The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Slave in the 3rd IDE controller failed an ATAPI ATAPI Incompatible compatibility test. This message is typically displayed when the BIOS is trying to detect and configure IDE/ATAPI devices in POST. 4th Master Drive - The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Master in the 4th IDE controller failed an ATAPI Incompatible...

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    Virus-related Message Description BootSector Write!! The BIOS has detected software attempting to write to a drive’s boot sector. This is flagged as possible virus activity. This message will only be displayed if Virus Detection is enabled in AMIBIOS setup. VIRUS: Continue  If the BIOS detects possible virus activity, it will prompt the user.

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    CMOS Message Displayed Description CMOS Date/Time Not The CMOS date and/or time are invalid. This error can be resolved by readjusting the system time in AMIBIOS Setup. CMOS Battery Low CMOS battery is low. This message usually indicates that the CMOS battery needs to be replaced.

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    Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Messages To use the information in this section to diagnose a problem: Find the error symptom in the left column. If directed to a check procedure, replace the FRU indicated in the check procedure. If no check procedure is indicated, the first Action/FRU item listed in the right column is the most likely cause.

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    Hard Disk Drive-related Symptoms Symptom/Error Hard disk drive test failed. Hard disk drive cannot format completely. Hard disk drive has write error. Hard disk drive LED fails to light, but system operates normally. NOTE Make sure the hard disk drive is configured correctly in CMOS Setup and that cable/jumper are set correctly before diagnosing any hard disk drive problems.

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    Real-Time Clock-related Symptoms Symptom/Error Real-time clock is inaccurate. Audio-related Symptoms Symptom/Error Audio software program invoked but no sound comes from speakers. Modem-related Symptoms Symptom/Error Modem ring cannot wake up system from suspend mode. Data/fax modem software program invoked but cannot receive/send data/fax Fax/voice modem software program invoked but has no sound output.

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    Printer-related Symptoms Symptom/Error Printing failed. Printer problems. Keyboard-related Symptoms Symptom/Error Some or all keys on keyboard do not work. Power Supply-related Symptoms Symptom/Error Pressing the power button does not turn off the system. (Only unplugging the power cord from electrical outlet can turn off the system.) Pressing the power button does not turn on the system...

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    Follow the procedures below to isolate the failing FRU. Do not isolate non-defective FRU. Power off the computer. Visually check them for damage. If any problems are found, replace the FRU. Remove or disconnect all of the following devices: • Non-Acer devices • Printer, mouse, and other external devices • Hard disk drive •...

  • Page 83: Bios Recovery

    BIOS Recovery When you boot up the computer and you hear one long beep, followed by a shorter one, the system BIOS is damaged. This maybe cause by an interruption during a BIOS flash procedure (e.g. a power outage) or a corrupted BIOS code, which will cause the system to go into an unbootable state.You need to access and execute the boot block program to reboot the computer and recover the regular BIOS code.

  • Page 84: Bios Update, Updating The Bios In Dos Mode

    BIOS Update Updating the BIOS in DOS Mode Press the power button to turn on the computer and boot to DOS mode. Key in 'cd dostool'. (Go to BIOS path like "A:\DOSTOOL") Key in 'flash1M.bat' or 'flash1M'. Press Enter to flash the system BIOS. Reboot the computer.

  • Page 85: Updating The Bios In Windows Mode

    Updating the BIOS in Windows Mode This BIOS updating procedure is for a computer running a 32- or 64-bit Windows OS. Press the power button to turn on the computer. Click Start | Command Prompt | Run as administrator. Perform the steps below if your computer is running 32-bit Windows. Key in 'cd wintool\32'.

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    Press Enter to flash the system BIOS. Perform the steps below if your computer is running 64-bit Windows. Key in 'cd wintool\64'. (Go to BIOS path like "D:\WinTool\64") Key in 'flash1M.bat' or 'flash1M'. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

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    Press Enter to flash the system BIOS. Reboot the computer. Press Delete to run the CMOS Setup Utility. Press F9 to load the system default settings. Select Ok, then press Enter. Press F9 to save the default settings and close the Setup utility. 10.

  • Page 88: Clearing Cmos

    Clearing CMOS You may need to clear the Setup configuration values (CMOS) if the configuration has been corrupted, or if incorrect settings made in the Setup Utility caused error messages to be unreadable. This procedure will clear the BIOS supervisor password as well. Use the JBIOS1 jumper to clear the CMOS data.

  • Page 89: System Architecture, Block Diagram

    Chapter 5 System Architecture This chapter shows the block diagram and board layout of the Aspire AX1430 computer. Block Diagram The core subsystems of the Aspire AX1430 computer are depicted in the following block diagram. Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

  • Page 90: Mainboard Layout

    Mainboard Layout This section shows the major mainboard components. Label Description AUDF1 Front panel audio jack header USBLAN1 RJ45+USB connectors USB2 USB connectors HDMI1 HDMI connector VGA1 VGA connector PSKM1 Keyboard and mouse connectors CPU1 Processor socket CPU_FAN1 CPU cooling fan connector SYSFAN9 System fan connector Label...

  • Page 91: Jumper Setting

    Jumper Setting This section explains how to set the jumper for correct configuration of the main board. Jumpers with more than one pin are numbered. When setting a jumper, ensure that the jumper caps are placed on the correct pins. The following illustration shows the location of CLR_CMOS.

  • Page 92: Internal Header Pin Definition

    Internal header pin definition Header Name Function CPU FAN HEADER FRONT PANEL HEADER FRONT USB HEADER FRONT USB HEADER FRONT AUDIO HEADER Definition 1: GND 2: +12V 3: SENSE 4: PWM CONTROL 1: SATALED+ 2: ACPI_LED 3: SATALED- 4: PWR_LED 5: GND 6: PWR_SW 7: RESET...

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    Connector pin definition Header Name Function PSKBMS CONN VGA CONN SATA CONN SATA CONN ATX_POWER CONN Aspire AX1430 Service Guide Definition 1: KBDATA 2: NC 3: GND 4: KBVCCSB 5: KBCLK 6: NC 7: MSDATA 8: NC 9: GND 10: KBVCCSB 11: MSCLK 12: NC 13: GND...

  • Page 94: Connecting Optional Devices

    Header Name Function ATX12V CONN Connecting Optional Devices Refer to the following for information on connecting the mainboard’s optional devices: SATA1~2: Serial ATA connectors These connectors are used to support the new Serial ATA devices for the highest datatransfer rates  (3.0 Gb/s), simpler disk drive cabling and easier PC assembly.

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    F_AUDIO: Front Panel Audio header This header allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented microphone and line-out ports for easier access. Signal Name PORT 1L PORT 1R PORT 2R SENSE_SEND PORT 2L F_USBF1~4: Front Panel USB headers The mainboard has four USB ports installed on the rear edge I/O port array and two at the front panel. For the front panel USB ports, you have to use the auxiliary USB connector to connect the front-mounted ports to the mainboard.

  • Page 96: Connecting Case Components

    Connecting Case Components After you have installed the mainboard into a case, you can begin connecting the mainboard components. Refer to the following: Connect the CPU cooling fan cable to CPU_FAN. Connect the standard power supply connector to ATX_POWER1. Connect the case switches and indicator LEDs to the F_PANEL. CPU_FAN: CPU Cooling Fan Power Connector Signal Name +12V...

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    ATX_POWER1: ATX 24-pin Power Connector Signal Name +3.3V +3.3V Ground Ground Ground PWRGD +5VSB +12V +12V +3.3V F_PANEL: Front Panel Header The front panel header (F_PANEL) provides a standard set of switch and LED headers commonly found on ATX or micro-ATX cases. Refer to the table below for information: Signal Name HDD_LEDN HWRST_L...

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  • Page 99: Field Replaceable Unit (fru) List

    Service Guide. For Acer authorized service providers, your Acer office may have a different part number code from those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for service.

  • Page 100: Exploded Diagram

    Exploded Diagram Description Lowercase assembly HDD-ODD bracket Front I/O and card reader board bracket Front cover assembly Lowercase support Side cover Front I/O and card reader board Plastic cable clip Screw I #6-32 L5 Screw Pan, M3 L5 Screw Flat #6-32*3/16 NI Screw Pan #6-32 L6 NI Quantity Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

  • Page 101: Aspire Ax1430 Fru List

    VGA CARD 89D685-321108 HD6450 1GB SDDR3 64BITS DVI-I + HDMI SAMSUNG (LP) VGA CARD 288-1E180-C00AC HD6450 512MB SDDR3 SDI DVI-I/HDMI/LP Aspire AX1430 Service Guide Description Acer Part No. PHILIPS VISTA MCE RV.11000.007 RECEIVER REMOTE CTRL PHILIPS RT.11300.021 RC2604307/ F-IO BD USB 2.0 2 USB 55.NCM01.001...

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    POWER CORD 1800MM 250V CHINA POWER CORD 250V SWISS POWER CORD 1830MM BLACK TW I- SHENG POWER CORD AUSTRALIA WITH TESTED TAG Description Acer Part No. VGA CARD HD6450 VG.APC64.506 512MB SDDR3 HYNIX DVI-I VGA CARD HD6570 1GB VG.APC65.704 SDDR3 HYNIX DVI-I/HD PCP NV GT405=NV315 VG.PCPT4.008...

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    SWITCH CABLE FOR CARD READER ASSEMBLY FRONT BEZEL W/LED SWITCH CABLE FOR NONE CARD READER FRONT IO BRACKET Aspire AX1430 Service Guide Description Acer Part No. POWER CORD 250V 27.01518.0P1 INDIA POWER CORD 250V S 27.01518.0Q1 AFRAICA POWER CORD FOR 27.01518.0S1...

  • Page 104

    WD3200AAKX-221CA0(XL500-1D 6G) SATA III 16MB LF F/W:15.01H15 HDD 500G 7200RPM 3.5" SEAGATE ST3500418AS(PHARAOH PB) SATA II 16MB LF F/W:CC44 Description Acer Part No. BRKT HDD BOXER EM 33.NCM01.002 ODD DVD ROM SATA HH KV.0160D.017 TL HLDS DH40N DVD ROM HH HF+W7 DH- KV.0160F.002...

  • Page 105

    PORTUGUESE WITH MOUSE W/ KB.RF40B.051 + MS.11200.073 KEYBOARD KIT 109KEY RF2.4 LITE- ON SK-9660B BLACK JAPANESE WITH MOUSE W/KB.RF40B.052 + MS.11200.073 Aspire AX1430 Service Guide Description Acer Part No. HDD 500GB HGST KH.50007.012 HDS721050CLA362 HDD 500GB KH.50008.014 WD5000AAKS-22V1A0 HDD 500GB 3.5"S3 SGT KH.50001.022...

  • Page 106

    WITH MOUSE W/KB.RF40B.065 + MS.11200.073 KEYBOARD KIT 105KEY RF2.4 LITE- ON SK-9660B BLACK SLOVAK WITH MOUSE W/KB.RF40B.066 + MS.11200.073 Description Acer Part No. KB&MS PACK RF LITEON KB.RF40B.053 A1B DE KB&MS PACK RF LITEON KB.RF40B.054 A1B IT KB&MS PACK RF LITEON KB.RF40B.055...

  • Page 107

    KB.RF40B.079 + MS.11200.073 KEYBOARD KIT 105KEY RF2.4 LITE- ON SK-9660B BLACK CZECH/SLOVAK WITH MOUSE W/KB.RF40B.080 + MS.11200.073 Aspire AX1430 Service Guide Description Acer Part No. KB&MS PACK RF LITEON KB.RF40B.067 A1B RU KB&MS PACK RF LITEON KB.RF40B.068 A1B HU KB&MS PACK RF LITEON KB.RF40B.069...

  • Page 108

    KBRF36211 BLACK JAPANESE WITH MOUSE W/KB.RF40P.011 + MS.11200.078 KEYBOARD KIT 105KEY RF2.4 PRIMAX KBRF36211 BLACK GERMAN WITH MOUSE W/KB.RF40P.012 + MS.11200.078 Description Acer Part No. KB&MS PACK RF LITEON KB.RF40B.081 A1B SWISS/FR KB&MS PACK RF LITEON KB.RF40B.082 A1B KO KB&MS PACK RF PRIMAX KB.RF40P.001...

  • Page 109

    MS.11200.078 KEYBOARD KIT P104KEY RF2.4 RIMAX KBRF36211 BLACK RUSSIAN WITH MOUSE W/KB.RF40P.026 + MS.11200.078 Aspire AX1430 Service Guide Description Acer Part No. KB&MS PACK RF PRIMAX KB.RF40P.013 A1B IT KB&MS PACK RF PRIMAX KB.RF40P.014 A1B FR KB&MS PACK RF PRIMAX KB.RF40P.015...

  • Page 110

    WITH MOUSE W/KB.RF40P.039 + MS.11200.078 KEYBOARD KIT P105KEY RF2.4 RIMAX KBRF36211 BLACK SWISS/FR WITH MOUSE W/KB.RF40P.040 + MS.11200.078 Description Acer Part No. KB&MS PACK RF PRIMAX KB.RF40P.027 A1B HU KB&MS PACK RF PRIMAX KB.RF40P.028 A1B GR KB&MS PACK RF PRIMAX KB.RF40P.029...

  • Page 111

    9621B BLACK BELGIUM KEYBOARD 105KEY USB LITE-ON SK- 9621B BLACK ICELANDIC KEYBOARD 105KEY USB LITE-ON SK- 9621B BLACK NORWEGIAN Aspire AX1430 Service Guide Description Acer Part No. KB&MS PACK RF PRIMAX KB.RF40P.041 A1B KO KB SK-9621B USB 104K KB.USB0B.330 BLACK US KB PRIMAX KB36211 USB KB.USB0P.001...

  • Page 112

    KB36211 BLACK TRADITIONAL CHINESE KEYBOARD 104KEY USB PRIMAX KB36211 BLACK SIMPLIFIED CHINESE KEYBOARD 104KEY USB PRIMAX KB36211 BLACK ARABIC/ENGLISH Description Acer Part No. KB SK-9621B USB 104K KB.USB0B.351 BLACK HEBREW KB SK-9621B USB 105K KB.USB0B.352 BLACK POLISH KB SK-9621B USB 105K KB.USB0B.353...

  • Page 113

    KB36211 BLACK GREEK KEYBOARD 105KEY USB PRIMAX KB36211 BLACK DANISH KEYBOARD 104KEY USB PRIMAX KB36211 BLACK CZECH Aspire AX1430 Service Guide Description Acer Part No. KB PRIMAX KB36211 USB KB.USB0P.006 104KS BLACK THAILA KB PRIMAX KB36211 USB KB.USB0P.007 105KS BLACK SPANIS KB PRIMAX KB36211 USB KB.USB0P.008...

  • Page 114

    KEYBOARD 105KEY PS/2 LITE-ON SK- 9611 BLACK ITALIAN KEYBOARD 105KEY PS/2 LITE-ON SK- 9611 BLACK FRENCH KEYBOARD 105KEY PS/2 LITE-ON SK- 9611 BLACK SWEDISH Description Acer Part No. KB PRIMAX KB36211 USB KB.USB0P.031 105KS BLACK ROMANI KB PRIMAX KB36211 USB KB.USB0P.032 105KS BLACK TURKIS KB PRIMAX KB36211 USB KB.USB0P.033...

  • Page 115

    FRENCH KEYBOARD 105KEY PS/2 LITE-ON SK- 9611 105KS BLACK CZECH/SLOVAK KEYBOARD 105KEY PS/2 LITE-ON SK- 9611 BLACK SWISS/FR Aspire AX1430 Service Guide Description Acer Part No. KB SK-9611 ?PS/2 ?105K KB.PS20B.130 ?BLACK ?UK KB SK-9611 ?PS/2 ?105K KB.PS20B.131 ?BLACK DUTCH KB SK-9611 ?PS/2 ?105K? KB.PS20B.132...

  • Page 116

    MOUSE LOGITECH OPTICAL MOUSE PS2 M-S0004-O MOUSE USB LITEON SM9020B OPTICAL NI BLACK MOUSE USB A1B PRIMAX MOF9UO BLACK COLOR Description Acer Part No. KB SK-9611 ?PS/2 106K KB.PS20B.155 ?BLACK ?KOREAN KB SK-9611 PS/2 105K KB.PS20B.156 BLACK SPANISH LATIN KB SK-9621B USB 105KS KB.USB0B.377...

  • Page 117

    SCREW PAN #6-32 L6 NI BOXER WZS SCREW PAN M3 L5 BZN SCREW FLAT #6-32*3/16 NI SCREW MA HEX #6-32 5MM NI Aspire AX1430 Service Guide Description Acer Part No. SPS 220W EUP 82PLUS PY.22009.011 FULL DPS-220UB-5A(NE SPS FR 220W (8.5L) EUP PY.2200B.011...

  • Page 118: Technical Specifications, Processor, Chipsets, Bios

    Technical Specifications This appendix list the technical specifications of the Aspire AX1430 hardware components. Processor Common features: • Socket: BGA • Package type: 45 nm Item Series Model No. of cores Base frequency L2 cache DDR3 speed support Thermal design power Chipsets Item Specification...

  • Page 119: Memory, Hard Disk Drive

    Memory Item Controller Number of DIMM slot Maximum memory Data rate Supported capacities DIMM type Supported brands Population rule Hard Disk Drive Item Controller Number of HDD bays Form factor Interface Supported capacities 160 GB 320 GB 500 GB 1000 GB 1500 GB Specification Integrated in the AMD Fusion...

  • Page 120: Optical Disc Drive, Card Reader (optional), Gigabit Ethernet, Audio

    Optical Disc Drive Item Specification Controller Integrated in the AMD Hudson D1 Chipset Type Supports DVD-R/RW drive or DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive Form factor 5.25-inch standard Interface SATA Write/read speed Supported models • HLDS DH40N/GH60N • PLDS DH-16D5SH/DH-16ABSH Card Reader (optional) Item Specification Controller...

  • Page 121: Power Supply Unit, Power Management

    Power Supply Unit Item Specification Vendor and Model • Delta - DPS-220UB 3A (non-PFC) • Delta - DPS-220UB-4A (PFC) • Delta - DPS-220UB-5A (FR) • Lite-On - PS-5221-06A2 (non-PFC) • Lite-On - PE-5221-08AF (PFC) • Lite-On - PS-5221-9AB (FR) • CP - CPB09-D220R (non-PFC) •...

  • Page 122

    Aspire AX1430 Service Guide...

  • Page 123: Index

    ACPI, see Advanced Configuration Power Interface 2 Advanced Configuration Power Interface specifications 2 antivirus software 1 audio headphone jack 4 microphone jack, rear 5 specifications 112 troubleshooting 72 Basic Input/Output System, see BIOS 7 beep codes 74 BIOS checkpoints 60 clear CMOS 80 CMOS RAM 7 configure 8...

  • Page 124

    Field Replaceable Unit, see FRU list 91 front bezel reinstall 48 reinstalling 56 remove 23, 30 FRU list components list 93 exploded view 92 part number updates 91 hard disk drive reinstall 49 remove 26 specifications 111 troubleshooting 71 hardware exploded view 92 FRU list 91 specifications 110...

  • Page 125

    error messages 64 processor specifications 110 troubleshooting 70 PSU, see power supply unit 33, 43 Reassembly Procedures 40 reassembly procedures card reader assembly 41 expansion board 46 front bezel 48, 56 front I/O assembly 41 hard disk drive 49 HDD-ODD bracket 53 heat sink fan assembly 54 mainboard 40 memory 46...

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