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Aspire 4530/4230 Series
Service Guide
Service guide files and updates are available
on the ACER/CSD web; for more information,
please refer to
http://csd.acer.com.tw
PRINTED IN TAIWAN

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  • Page 1 Aspire 4530/4230 Series Service Guide Service guide files and updates are available on the ACER/CSD web; for more information, please refer to http://csd.acer.com.tw PRINTED IN TAIWAN...
  • Page 2: Revision History

    Revision History Please refer to the table below for the updates made on Aspire 4530/4230 Series service guide. Date Chapter Updates...
  • Page 3 Copyright Copyright © 2008 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.
  • Page 4 Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: SCREEN MESSAGES NOTE WARNING CAUTION IMPORTANT Denotes actual messages that appear on screen. Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic. Alerts you to any damage that might result from doing or not doing specific actions.
  • Page 5 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 7: Table Of Contents

    Using the System Utilities ..........16 Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) ......16 Launch Manager .
  • Page 8 Table of Contents Removing the Keyboard ......... . .64 Removing the Antenna Cables .
  • Page 9 Power On Issue ..........116 No Display Issue .
  • Page 10 Table of Contents...
  • Page 11: System Specifications

    • DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive* • DVD/CD-RW combo drive* • 5-in-1 card reader • Audio Two built-in Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers • High-definition audio support • S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers • MS-Sound compatible • Built-in microphone •...
  • Page 12: Privacy Control

    Communication Acer Video Conference, featuring: • Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam* • Optional Acer Xpress VoIP phone* • WLAN: Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g • WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.0+EDR • LAN: Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready • Modem: 56K ITU V.92 • Privacy Control Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution* •...
  • Page 13 Environment Temperature: • Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C • Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C • Humidity (non-condensing): • Operating: 20% to 80% • Non-operating: 20% to 80% • NOTE: Items marked with * denote only selected models. Chapter 1...
  • Page 14: System Block Diagram

    System Block Diagram CPU CORE / VDDNB (ISL6265A) NB_CORE +1.1V (RT8202) +1.1V_NB (RT8202) DDR II SMDDR_VTERM 1.8VSUS(TPS51116REGR) SYSTEM POWER (ISL6237) SYSTEM CHARGER (ISL6251A) PCB STACK UP LAYER 1 : TOP LAYER 2 : GND LAYER 3 : IN1 LAYER 4 : IN2 LAYER 5 : VCC LAYER 6 : BOT DDRII-SODIMM1...
  • Page 15: Your Acer Notebook Tour

    Your Acer Notebook tour After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new computer. Front View Icon Chapter 1 Item Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. Acer Crystal Eye Web camera for video communication. Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output.
  • Page 16: Closed Front View

    Click buttons The left and right buttons function like the left (left, center* and and right mouse buttons. *The center button right) serves as Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function. Touch Pad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse.
  • Page 17: Left View

    Left View Icon Chapter 1 Item External display Connects to a display device (VGA) port (e.g. external monitor, LCD projector). Ethernet (RJ-45) Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based port network. Modem (RJ-11) Connects to a phone line. port USB 2.0 ports Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g.
  • Page 18: Right View

    Right View Icon Rear View Icon Item Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs. Optical disk access Lights up when the optical drive is active. indicator Optical drive eject Ejects the optical disk from the drive. button Emergency eject Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is hole turned off.
  • Page 19: Bottom View

    Bottom View Icon Chapter 1 Item Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. Battery lock Locks the battery in position. Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws). Memory Houses the computer's main memory. compartment Battery release Releases the battery for removal.
  • Page 20: Indicators

    WLAN, Internet, email, Bluetooth, Arcade and Acer Empowering Technology. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. Icon...
  • Page 21: Touch Pad Basics (with Fingerprint Reader)

    Touch Pad Basics (with fingerprint reader) The following items show you how to use the Touch Pad with Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader: Move your finger across the Touch Pad (2) to move the cursor. • Press the left (1) and right (4) buttons located beneath the Touch Pad to perform selection and •...
  • Page 22: Using The Keyboard

    Using the Keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded numeric keypad, separate cursor, lock, Windows, function and special keys. Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Lock key Caps Lock When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase.
  • Page 23: Windows Keys

    Windows Keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Windows key Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button; it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of functions: <...
  • Page 24: Hot Keys

    <Fn> + < > <Fn> + <F1> <Fn> + <F2> Function Hotkey help Displays help on hotkeys. Acer eSettings Launches Acer eSettings Management in Acer Management Empowering Technology. Acer ePower Launches Acer ePower Management in Acer Management Empowering Technology. Sleep Puts the computer in Sleep mode.
  • Page 25: Special Key

    Special Key You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. The Euro symbol Open a text editor or word processor. Hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5> key at the upper-center of the keyboard. NOTE: Note: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol.
  • Page 26: Using The System Utilities

    Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process. Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four pre-defined display settings so you can view multiple windows on the same screen. To access this function, please go to Start You may choose any one of the four display settings indicated below: All Programs and click on Acer GridVista.
  • Page 27: Launch Manager

    Double (vertical), Triple (primary at left), Triple (primary at right), or Quad Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible, allowing two displays to be partitioned independently. Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible, allowing two displays to be partitioned independently. AcerGridVista is simple to set up: Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each display from the task bar.
  • Page 28: Hardware Specifications And Configurations

    Hardware Specifications and Configurations Processor Item CPU type Core logic CPU package CPU core voltage CPU Fan True Value Table DTS (degree C°) Active Fan Speed (rpm) 56-64 2900 65-74 3300 75-84 3700 >85 4000 BIOS Item BIOS vendor BIOS Version BIOS ROM type BIOS ROM size BIOS package...
  • Page 29 System Memory Item Memory controller Memory size DIMM socket number Supports memory size per socket Supports maximum memory size Supports DIMM type Supports DIMM Speed Supports DIMM voltage Supports DIMM package Memory module combinations Memory Combinations Slot 1 512MB 512MB 512MB 1024MB 1024MB...
  • Page 30 LAN Interface Item LAN Chipset Supports LAN protocol LAN connector type LAN connector location Features Bluetooth Interface Item Chipset Data throughput Protocol Interface Connector type Wireless Module 802.11b/g Item Chipset Data throughput Protocol Interface Hard Disk Drive Interface Item Vendor & Hitachi Model 5K250-250...
  • Page 31 Item Drive Format Disks 2, 2, 1 Spindle 5400 speed (RPM) Performance Specifications Buffer size 8 MB Interface SATA Internal 643 ~ 665 transfer rate (Mbits/ sec, max) I/O data 1.5 / 3.0 transfer rate (Mbytes/ sec max) DC Power Requirements Voltage 5V ±5% Combo Drive Module...
  • Page 32 Item Maximum Read CD-DA (Audio Play) CAV 10X • Speed CD-DA (DAE) CAV 24X • Mixed CD: • Audio CAV 24X (DAE), CAV 10X • (Audio Play) Data CAV 24X • Video-CD CAV 16X • DVD-Video Play CAV 4X (SINGLE, •...
  • Page 33 Item Type Drawer type Interface SATA Data Transfer Modes PIO Mode4 • DMA Multiword Mode2 • ULTRA DMA Mode2 • Buffer Memory Size 2 MB Maximum Write CD-R Max. 24X (3,600 KB/sec) • Speed DVD+RW Max 8X (10,800 KB/sec) • Maximum Read CD 3,600 KB/sec •...
  • Page 34 Item Power Supply DC +5V / 1.3A Voltage Allowance DC +5V (5% (Operating), DC +5V(8% (Start Up)) Audio Interface Item Audio Controller Audio onboard or optional Mono or Stereo Resolution Compatibility Sampling rate Internal Microphone Internal Speaker/Quantity Video Memory Item Chipset Memory size USB Interface...
  • Page 35 System Board Major Chips Item Core logic USB 2.0 Super I/O controller MODEM Bluetooth Wireless 802.11 b+g 5 in 1 Card Reader Audio Codec Keyboard Item Keyboard controller Total number of keypads Windows logo key Internal & external keyboard work simultaneously Battery Item...
  • Page 36 LCD 14.1” Item Vendor/model name Screen Diagonal Active Area (mm) Display Area Display resolution (pixels) Pixel Pitch Pixel Arrangement Display Mode Typical White Luminance (cd/m also called Brightness Luminance Uniformity Contrast Ratio Response Time (Optical Rise Time/Fall Time) msec Normal Input Voltage Typical Power Consumption (watt) Weight (with inverter) Physical Size (mm)
  • Page 37 AC Adapter Item Vendor & model name Input rating Maximum input AC current Inrush current Efficiency System Power Management ACPI mode Mech. Off (G3) Soft Off (G2/S5) Working (G0/S0) Suspend to RAM (S3) Save to Disk (S4) Chapter 1 Adapter DELTA 65W / SADP-65KB DFA LF level 4 Adapter Lite-ON 65W / PA-1650-02AC LF level 4 Adapter HIPRO 65W / HP-OK065B13 LED LF level 4 90V ~ 240V...
  • Page 38 Chapter 1...
  • Page 39: System Utilities

    System Utilities BIOS Setup Utility The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/ Output System). Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run Setup.
  • Page 40: Information

    PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Advanced Security Boot AMD Turion (tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-70 2000 MHz Hitachi HTS542525K9SA00 -(PM) 071110BB0F00WDGS1K4C Slimtype DVD A DS8A2S V0.19T1 V010.080.000.000.027965 Acer 80EA3E0EF1F5DC11929D001E68355A41 F5/F6 Change Values Enter Select Sub-Menu Description Power Exit -(PS) Setup Defaults Save and Exit...
  • Page 41: Main

    Main The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable boot option and recovery. Information Main Advanced System Time System Date System Memory Extended Memory Video Memory Quiet Boot: Network Boot: F12 Boot Menu: D2D Recovery: SATA Mode:...
  • Page 42: Advanced

    Advanced The Advanced screen allows the user to configure the various advanced BIOS options. IMPORTANT:Making incorrect settings to items on these pages may cause the system to malfunction. Unless you have experience adjusting these items, we recommend that you leave these settings at the default values.
  • Page 43 Parameter Enable Enable [Yes] or Disable [No] Multimedia Multimedia Timer Timer support. Watchdog Timer Disable or Enable the OS Watchdog Timer using ACPI WDAT. Hammer Enter the Hammer Configuration menu. Configuration Integrated Enter the Integrated Devices menu. Devices PnP Configuration Enter the PnP Configuration menu.
  • Page 44 Parameter iGPU - Chipset Enter the iGPU - Chipset menu. LCD Panel type Select the correct LCD panel type for testing purposes. Description • • • • • • • • • • Submenu Items Integrated Graphic Video Memory Hybrid Graphics mGPU nPW MXM LVDS/TV MXM CRT/DVI...
  • Page 45: Security

    Security The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Information Main Advanced Supervisor Password Is User Password Is SATA Port 0 Disk Status Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Set SATA Port 0 HDD Password Password on boot ↑↓...
  • Page 46: Setting A Password

    Setting a Password Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password: Use the ↑ and ↓ keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears: Type a password in the “Enter New Password” field. The password length can not exceeds 8 alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, not case sensitive).
  • Page 47: Changing A Password

    Changing a Password Use the ↑ and ↓ keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field.
  • Page 48: Boot

    Boot This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the USB diskette drives, the onboard hard disk drive and the DVD drive in the module bay. Information Main Boot priority order: 1: IDE 4 : Toshiba MK1646GSX - (S1) 2: IDE CD :...
  • Page 49: Power

    Power The Power screen allows the user to configure various CPU and power management options and device wakeup behavior. Information Main C1E Configuration CPU Throttle: CPU Spread Spectrum: iGPU Spread Spectrum: PCIE Spread Spectrum: SATA Spread Spectrum: PState Configuration USB CSC Resume Cannot_Find_String HIPM SATA FPCI Clock:...
  • Page 50 Parameter AltVid ASPM (L0s/L1s) PCIE Lane Swizzle Description Enable or disable AltVid functionality. Enable or disable Active State Power Management (ASPM) states for L0s and L1. Enable or disable PCIE Lane Swizzle for PCIE x 16 slot. Option Disabled or Enabled Disable L0s, Disable L1, Enabled, or Disabled Disabled or Enabled...
  • Page 51: Exit

    Exit The Exit screen allows you to save or discard any changes you made and quit the BIOS Utility. Information Main Advanced Exit Saving Changes Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes ↑↓ Help Select Item ←→ Exit Select Menu The table below describes the parameters in this screen.
  • Page 52: Bios Flash Utility

    BIOS Flash Utility The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions: New versions of system programs • New features or options • Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted. • Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM. NOTE: If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery Diskette before you use the Phlash utility.
  • Page 53: Remove Hdd/bios Utility

    Remove HDD/BIOS Utility This section provide you with removing HDD/BIOS method: Remove HDD Password: If you key in wrong HDD password for three time, “HDD password error code” would display on the • screen. See the image below. If you need to solve HDD password locked problem, you can run HDD_PW.EXE •...
  • Page 54 Chapter 2...
  • Page 55 Remove BIOS Password: If you key in wrong Supervisor Password for three time, “System Disabled” would display on the • screen. See the image below. If you need to solve BIOS password locked problem, you can run BIOS_PW.EXE • Key in “bios_pw 14452 0” Choose one upper-case string Reboot the system and key in “qjjg9vy”...
  • Page 56 Chapter 2...
  • Page 57: Machine Disassembly And Replacement

    Machine Disassembly and Replacement This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for maintenance and troubleshooting. Disassembly Requirements To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools: Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge •...
  • Page 58: General Information

    General Information Pre-disassembly Instructions Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following: Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals. Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system. Place the system on a flat, stable surface.
  • Page 59: External Module Disassembly Process

    External Module Disassembly Process External Modules Disassembly Flowchart The flowchart below gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to remove the mainboard, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.
  • Page 60: Removing The Battery Pack

    Removing the Battery Pack Turn computer over. Slide the battery lock/unlock latch to the unlock position. Slide and hold the battery release latch to the release position (1), then slide out the battery pack from the main unit (2). Chapter 3...
  • Page 61: Removing The Express Dummy Card

    Removing the Express Dummy Card Push the Express Dummy Card all the way in to eject it. Pull it out from the slot. Chapter 3...
  • Page 62: Removing The Sd Dummy Card

    Removing the SD Dummy Card Push the SD Dummy Card all the way in to eject it. Pull it out from the slot. Chapter 3...
  • Page 63: Removing The Lower Cover

    Removing the Lower Cover See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the Express Dummy Card” on page 51. See “Removing the SD Dummy Card” on page 52. Loosen the nine (captive) screws to allow access to memory, HDD, and WLAN bays. Carefully open the lower cover.
  • Page 64: Removing The Dimm Module

    Removing the DIMM Module See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 53. Push out the release securing clips on both sides of the DIMM socket to release the DIMM module. Remove the DIMM module. Repeat steps for the second DIMM module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 65: Removing The Wlan Module

    Removing the WLAN Module See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 53. Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN board. Move the cables away and remove the two screws on the WLAN board to release the WLAN board. Step WLAN Module M2.5*4 Chapter 3 Size...
  • Page 66 Detach the WLAN board from the WLAN socket. NOTE: When attaching the antenna back to the WLAN board, make sure the cables are arranged properly. Chapter 3...
  • Page 67: Removing The Hard Disk Drive Module

    Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 53. Remove the two securing screws. Step M2.5*4 Use the pull-tab to slide and lift up the hard disk drive module to remove. NOTE: To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it. Chapter 3 Size Quantity...
  • Page 68 Remove the four screws (two on each side of the bracket) securing the hard disk to the carrier. Step HDD Carrier M3*3.5 Remove the HDD from the carrier. Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 69: Removing The Optical Drive Module

    Removing the Optical Drive Module See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 53. Use a screw driver to push the module through the chassis. Pull the optical drive module out from the main unit. Insert a pin in the eject hole of the ODD to eject the ODD tray. Chapter 3...
  • Page 70 Carefully press down on the locking catch to release the ODD cover.Remove the cover. Remove the two screws securing the ODD bracket and remove the ODD bracket from the optical disk drive module. Step ODD Bracket M2*3 Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 71: Main Unit Disassembly Process

    LED Board LCD Module Remove Fingerprint Reader Remove TouchPad FFC Remove I/O Board Size Quantity Lower Cover Remove Bluetooth Board Remove Mainboard Remove Remove Modem Board Thermal Module Remove Acer Part No. 86.T23V7.009 86.ARE07.001 86.A08V7.005 86.T23V7.009 86.ARE07.001 86.T23V7.009 86.T23V7.009 86.T23V7.009 86.A03V7.010...
  • Page 72 Step Finger Print Reader M2.5*4 Bluetooth Board M2*3 Mainboard M2.5*4 Modem Board M2.5*4 I/O Board M2.5*3 Thermal Module M2.5*4 Size Quantity Acer Part No. 86.T23V7.009 86.A08V7.005 86.T23V7.009 86.T23V7.009 86.A03V7.010 86.T23V7.009 Chapter 3...
  • Page 73: Removing The Switch Cover

    Removing the Switch Cover CAUTION: Using tools to remove the Switch Cover may cause damage to the outer casing. It is recommended that only fingers are used to remove the Switch Cover. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. Locate and remove the three securing screws as shown.
  • Page 74: Removing The Keyboard

    Removing the Keyboard See “Removing the Switch Cover” on page 63. Lift the keyboard up and turn over to expose the Touch Pad area. Disconnect the keyboard FFC from the mainboard to remove the keyboard. Lift and remove the keyboard. Chapter 3...
  • Page 75: Removing The Antenna Cables

    Removing the Antenna Cables See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 64. Ensure the Antenna Cables are disconnected. Turn the computer over. Use the tweezers to gently pull the cable through the chassis. Chapter 3...
  • Page 76: Removing The Lcd Module

    Removing the LCD Module See “Removing the WLAN Module” on page 55. See “Removing the Antenna Cables” on page 65. Remove the two securing screws from the bottom of the chassis. Step LCD Module M2.5*6.5 Turn the computer over. Disconnect the following two cables from the chassis. Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 77 Remove the six securing screws (including the grounding wire screw) from the LCD module. Step LCD Module M2*3 (red callout) LCD Module M2.5*6.5 (green callout) Carefully remove the LCD module from the chassis. Chapter 3 Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 78: Removing The Led Board

    Removing the LED Board See “Removing the Switch Cover” on page 63. Remove the LED board FFC. Remove the securing screw and lift the LED board. Step LED Board M2.5*4 Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 79: Removing The Upper Cover

    Removing the Upper Cover See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 66. Turn the computer over. Remove the eleven screws on the bottom panel. Step Upper Cover M2.5*6.5 Turn the computer over. Remove the seven screws on the top panel. Step Upper Cover M2.5*4...
  • Page 80 Locate the cables connecting the mainboard to the Upper Cover as shown. Release the securing latches and disconnect A as shown. Disconnect C as shown. Release the securing latches and disconnect B as shown. Release the securing latches and disconnect D as shown.
  • Page 81 Disconnect E as shown. Remove the upper cover by lifting upward from the chassis. Chapter 3...
  • Page 82: Removing The Launch Board

    Removing the Launch Board See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 69. Remove the three screws from the Launch Board. Step Launch Board M2.5*4 Disconnect the Launch Board FFC as shown Lift the Launch Board clear of the Upper Cover. Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 83: Removing The Speaker Module

    Removing the Speaker Module See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 69. Turn the cover over and remove the four screws securing the Speakers to the Upper Cover. Step Speaker Module M2.5*4 Lift up the left speaker to allow access to the cables.Becareful not to pull damage the speaker cables. Carefully lift up the mylar cover to expose the cables.
  • Page 84 Remove the cable from the cable channel as shown. While lifting the mylar cover, pull through the finger print reader cable and touchpad FFC to expose the speaker cable. Remove the cable from the cable channel. Chapter 3...
  • Page 85 Remove the seven screws from the HDD plate. Step Speaker Module M2.5*3 Lift the HDD plate and continue to pull out the speaker cable. 10. Ensure the speaker cable is removed from the cable channel and lift up the right speaker. Chapter 3 Size Quantity...
  • Page 86: Removing The Finger Print Reader

    Removing the Finger Print Reader See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 69. Disconnect the Finger Print Reader cable. Remove the securing screw from the Finger Print Reader board. Step Finger Print M2.5*4 Reader Remove the bracket. Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 87: Removing The Touch Pad Module

    Remove the Finger Print Reader board. Removing the Touch Pad Module IMPORTANT:The Touch Pad is integrated into the design of the Upper Cover. To replace the Touch Pad, remove all components from the Upper Cover and install an entirely new Upper Cover. See “Removing the Finger Print Reader”...
  • Page 88: Removing The Bluetooth Board

    Removing the Bluetooth board See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 69. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the mainboard. Remove the single securing screw from the Bluetooth board. Step Bluetooth Module M2*3 Carefully lift the Bluetooth board from the mainboard. Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 89 Disconnect the cable from the bluetooth board. Chapter 3...
  • Page 90: Removing The Mainboard

    Removing the Mainboard See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 69. Remove the two securing screws from the Mainboard. Step Mainboard M2.5*4 Ease the casing outward and remove the mainboard, rightside first, as shown. Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 91: Removing The Modem Module

    Removing the Modem Module See “Removing the Mainboard” on page 80. Remove the adhesive tape and two securing screws from the module. Step Modem Module M2.5*4 Lift the Modem module from the Mainboard. Turn the Modem module over and disconnect the modem cable from the board. Chapter 3 Size Quantity...
  • Page 92: Removing The I/o Board

    Removing the I/O Board See “Removing the Mainboard” on page 80. Turn the mainboard over, and remove the two securing screws from the I/O Board. Step I/O Board M2.5*3 Lift the I/O Board clear of the Lower cover. Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 93: Removing The Thermal/fan Module

    Removing the Thermal/Fan Module See “Removing the Mainboard” on page 80. Remove the five securing screws from the Fan module and heatsink. Step Thermal Module (red callout) Thermal Module M2.5*4 (green callout) Disconnect the Fan cable from the Mainboard. Lift the Thermal Module clear of the Mainboard. Chapter 3 Size Quantity...
  • Page 94: Removing The Cpu

    Removing the CPU See “Removing the Thermal/Fan Module” on page 83. Using a flat screwdriver, turn the CPU socket latch counter-clockwise to release the CPU. Lift the CPU clear of the Mainboard. Chapter 3...
  • Page 95: Lcd Module Disassembly Process

    LCD Brackets M2*3 Chapter 3 Remove LCD Panel from Main Unit before proceeding Remove LCD Bezel Remove Remove Inverter Board Camera Module Remove LCD Panel Remove Remove LCD FPC Cable LCD Brackets Size Quantity Acer Part No. 86.ARE07.003 86.ARE07.003 86.A08V7.005...
  • Page 96: Removing The Lcd Bezel

    Removing the LCD Bezel See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 66. Remove the six rubber covers and screws. Step LCD Bezel M2.5*5 Start from the edges of the bezel, use your fingers to pry the bezel upward and outward from the LCD panel.
  • Page 97 Continue lifting the bezel as shown. User your fingers to pry the bottom of the bezel upwards and remove it from the LCD Module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 98: Removing The Inverter Board

    Removing the Inverter Board See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 86. Hold the Inverter board by both ends and lift up to clear the casing. Disconnect the left and right Inverter board cables as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 99: Removing The Camera Board

    Removing the Camera Board See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 86. Lift the camera board up and away from the back cover. Disconnect the camera cable from the camera board. Chapter 3...
  • Page 100: Removing The Lcd Panel

    Removing the LCD Panel See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 86. See “Removing the Inverter Board” on page 88. Remove the six securing screws from the LCD Module. Step LCD Panel M2.5*5 Lift the LCD Panel clear of the LCD Module. IMPORTANT:The MIC and Antenna cables are part of the LCD Back Cover and cannot be replaced individually.
  • Page 101: Removing The Lcd Brackets And Fpc Cable

    Removing the LCD Brackets and FPC Cable See “Removing the LCD Panel” on page 90. Turn the LCD panel over to expose the rear. Lift up the adhesive pads and detach the cables. Remove the four securing screws (two on each side) from the LCD Panel brackets. Step LCD Panel M2*3...
  • Page 102: Lcd Module Reassembly Procedure

    LCD Module Reassembly Procedure Replacing the LCD Panel Align the LCD brackets with the four screw holes (two on each side) on the LCD Panel as shown. Secure the LCD brackets to the LCD panel. Turn the panel over. Insert the LCD Panel cable into the LCD Panel as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 103 Align the LCD Panel cable as shown and re-attach the adhesive pads. Turn the panel over and place it in the LCD casing as shown. Replace the six securing screws. Chapter 3...
  • Page 104: Replacing The Camera Module

    Replacing the Camera Module 1. Connect the camera cable to the camera board. Replacing the Inverter Board 1. Connect the left and right inverter cables to the inverter board. 2. Replace the Inverter board in the LCD casing as shown. 2.
  • Page 105: Replacing The Lcd Bezel

    Replacing the LCD Bezel 1. Locate the bezel correctly and press down the edges until there are no gaps between the bezel and the LCD Module. 2. Replace the six screws and the rubber screw caps provided. Chapter 3...
  • Page 106: Main Module Reassembly Procedure

    Main Module Reassembly Procedure Replacing the CPU Align the CPU as shown and place the CPU in the socket. IMPORTANT:Ensure that the Pin-1 corner of the CPU is correctly aligned with the Pin-1 locator on the socket. Pin-1 Locator Using a plastic screw driver (recommended), lock the CPU in the socket as shown. IMPORTANT:Do not force the lock.
  • Page 107: Replacing The Thermal/fan Module

    Replacing the Thermal/Fan Module Align the Thermal Module with the screw holes around the CPU and replace the module. Replace the five securing screws in the Fan module and heatsink. Connect the Fan cable to the Mainboard. Chapter 3...
  • Page 108: Replacing The I/o Board

    Replacing the I/O Board 1. Align the I/O Board with the mainboard screw holes and place it as shown. Replacing the Modem Module 1. Reconnect the modem cable to the module. 3. Replace the two securing screws. 2. Replace the two securing screws. 2.
  • Page 109: Replacing The Mainboard

    Replacing the Mainboard 1. Ensure that the Mainboard is face up (the Heatsink and CPU are not visible). Place the mainboard in the chassis, left side first, and press down to install. IMPORTANT:Make sure the I/O ports are positioned correctly through the lower cover, and the screw sockets are visible through the mainboard.
  • Page 110: Replacing The Touch Pad Module

    3. Connect the board to mainboard cable. Replacing the Touch Pad Module Connect the Touch Pad cable to the Touch Pad board. NOTE: The Touch Pad is integrated into the design of the Upper Cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 111: Replacing The Finger Print Reader

    Replacing the Finger Print Reader 1. Replace the Finger Print Reader board. 3. Replace the single securing screw. Replacing the Speaker Module 1. Replace the right speaker and align so that the screw sockets are visible. Chapter 3 2. Replace the Fingerprint Reader bracket. 4.
  • Page 112 2. Lift the HDD plate and insert the cable along the housing guides. 3. Replace the seven screws in the HDD plate. 4. With one hand carefully lift up the mylar cover and continue inserting the cable in place as shown. 5.
  • Page 113 6. Carefully pull back mylar cover as shown. NOTE: Ensure that the cable is properly inserted inside the housing guides before replacing the mylar cover. 8. Replace the left speaker in the upper cover. Chapter 3 7. Insert the cable along its guides on the right side of the upper cover.
  • Page 114: Replacing The Launch Board

    Replacing the Launch Board 1. Place the Launch board in the upper cover. 3. Replace the three securing screws. Replacing the Upper Cover 1. Place the Upper Cover on the lower cover as shown. 2. Press down around the edges of the casing to snap it into place. 2.
  • Page 115 3. Locate the following cables on the Upper Cover. Replace A as shown and close the locking latch. Connect C as shown. Chapter 3 Replace B as shown and close the locking latch. Replace D as shown and close the locking latch.
  • Page 116 Connect E as shown. 4. Replace the seven screws securing the Upper 5. Turn the computer over and replace the eleven Cover to the Lower Cover. screws shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 117: Replacing The Led Board

    Replacing the LED Board 1. Place the LED Board on the Upper Cover as shown. 3. Replace the single securing screw. Replacing the LCD Module 1. Align the LCD hinges as shown and place the hinges in the Upper Cover. Chapter 3 2.
  • Page 118: Replacing The Antenna Cables

    3. Replace the two securing screws in the right side hinge. 5. Ensure that the LCD cables follow the cable channel and use all the available clips. Replacing the Antenna Cables IMPORTANT:Ensure that the antenna cables are not pinched under the LCD hinge. 1.
  • Page 119: Replacing The Keyboard

    Replacing the Keyboard 1. Turn the keyboard over to expose the FFC, and use the pull-tab to insert the FFC into the connector. 3. Turn the keyboard over, taking care not to detach the FFC from the Mainboard. 5. Rotate the keyboard downward and rest it in place. Chapter 3 2.
  • Page 120: Replacing The Switch Cover

    Replacing the Switch Cover 1. Place the Switch Cover into the Upper Cover, rear edge first, and rotate down into position. 3. Press down on the edges of the cover to snap it into place. Replacing the ODD Module 1. Replace the ODD bracket and secure with the two screws.
  • Page 121: Replacing The Hard Disk Drive Module

    3. Push the ODD module into the ODD bay as shown. 4. Ensure that the ODD is flush with the chassis and NOTE: Do not insert a screw to secure the ODD. The ODD is secured after replacing the lower cover and all captive screws are tightened.
  • Page 122: Replacing The Wlan Module

    3. Place the HDD assembly in the HDD bay and push in the direction shown to connect the interface. Replacing the WLAN Module 1. Insert the WLAN board into the WLAN socket. 3. Connect the Antenna cables to the terminals as shown. NOTE: The Antennas must be connected as shown, black to the upper terminal and white to the lower terminal.
  • Page 123: Replacing The Dimm Modules

    Replacing the DIMM Modules NOTE: If DIMM modules are not installed properly, the computer does not boot, and no service error is displayed. 1. Align the notch in the connector with the notch in the module and slide the DIMM module firmly in place.
  • Page 124: Replacing The Sd Dummy Card

    Replacing the SD Dummy Card Insert the SD Dummy Card into the slot and press until it clicks in to place. Replacing the ExpressCard Dummy Card Insert the ExpressCard into the slot and press until it clicks in to place. Replacing the Battery 1.
  • Page 125: Troubleshooting

    Common Problems Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible.
  • Page 126: Power On Issue

    Power On Issue If the system doesn’t power on, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Computer Shutsdown Intermittently If the system powers off at intervals, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Check the power cable is properly connected to the computer and the electrical outlet.
  • Page 127: No Display Issue

    No Display Issue If the Display doesn’t work, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: No POST or Video If the POST or video doesn’t display, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Make sure that the internal display is selected.
  • Page 128: Random Loss Of Bios Settings

    Abnormal Video Display If video displays abnormally, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Reboot the computer. If permanent vertical/horizontal lines or dark spots display in the same location, the LCD is faulty and should be replaced. See “Disassembly Process” on page 48. If extensive pixel damage is present (different colored spots in the same locations on the screen), the LCD is faulty and should be replaced.
  • Page 129: Lcd Failure

    LCD Failure If the LCD fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non- defective FRUs: Built-In Keyboard Failure If the built-in Keyboard fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Chapter 4...
  • Page 130: Touch Pad Failure

    Touch Pad Failure If the Touch Pad doesn’t work, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Internal Speaker Failure If the internal Speakers fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Chapter 4...
  • Page 131: Sound Problems

    Sound Problems If sound problems are experienced, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Reboot the computer. Navigate to Start Control Panel the Device Manager to determine that: The device is properly installed. • There are no red Xs or yellow exclamation marks. •...
  • Page 132: Internal Microphone Failure

    Internal Microphone Failure If the internal Microphone fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Microphone Problems If internal or external Microphones do no operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem.
  • Page 133: Hdd Not Operating Correctly

    HDD Not Operating Correctly If the HDD does not operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Disconnect all external devices. Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free. Run the Windows Vista Startup Repair Utility: insert the Windows Vista Operating System DVD in the ODD and restart the computer.
  • Page 134: Odd Failure

    ODD Failure If the ODD fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non- defective FRUs: ODD Not Operating Correctly If the ODD exhibits any of the following symptoms it may be faulty: Audio CDs do not play when loaded •...
  • Page 135 Check that there are no yellow exclamation marks against the items in lDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. If a device has an exclamation mark, right-click on the device and uninstall and reinstall the driver. Check that there are no yellow exclamation marks against the items in DVD/CD-ROM drives. If a device has an exclamation mark, right-click on the device and uninstall and reinstall the driver.
  • Page 136 Repeat for the other ATA Devices shown if applicable. Drive Not Detected If Windows cannot detect the drive, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Restart the computer and press F2 to enter the BIOS Utility. Check that the drive is detected in the ATAPI Model Name field on the Information page.
  • Page 137: Usb Failure (rightside)

    USB Failure (Rightside) If the rightside USB port fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Modem Function Failure If the internal Modem fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Chapter 4...
  • Page 138: Wireless Function Failure

    If the WLAN fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non- defective FRUs: EasyTouch Button Failure If the Acer EasyTouch buttons fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Chapter 4...
  • Page 139: Mediatouch Button Failure

    MediaTouch Button Failure If the Acer MediaTouch buttons fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Fingerprint Reader Failure If the Fingerprint Reader fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not...
  • Page 140: Thermal Unit Failure

    Thermal Unit Failure If the Thermal Unit fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: HDTV Switch Failure If the HDTV Switch fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Chapter 4...
  • Page 141: External Mouse Failure

    External Mouse Failure If an external Mouse fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Try an alternative mouse. If the mouse uses a wireless connection, insert new batteries and confirm there is a good connection. See the mouse user manual.
  • Page 142: Intermittent Problems

    Issue” on page 116.): 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 • Battery pack •...
  • Page 143: Post Codes Tables

    POST Codes Tables These tables describe the chipset and core POST codes, functions, phases, and components for the POST. Chipset POST Codes The following table details the chipset POST codes and functions used in the POST. POST Code 0xA0 MRC Entry 0x01 Enable MCHBAR 0x02...
  • Page 144 POST Code 0x32 Program the Egress port timings 0x33 Program the Memory IO registers 0x34 Perform steps required before JEDEC 0x35 Perform JEDEC memory initialization for all memory rows 0x36 Setup DRAM control register for normal operation and enable 0x37 Do ZQ calibration for DDR3 0x38 Perform final Dra/Drb programming, Set the mode of...
  • Page 145: Core Post Codes

    POST Code 0xF3 #define MEM_ERR_RCVEN_FINDCENTER (CalibrateRcvenForGroup) 0xFZ #define MEM_ERR_TYPE (S11, S04) 0xF5 #define MEM_ERR_RAWCARD (S11) 0xFA #define MEM_ERR_SFF (ProgWrioDll) 0xFB #define MEM_ERR_THERMAL (ProgramThrottling) 0xA0xx Launch BIOS ACMSclean 0xA4xx Launch BIOS ACMScheck 0xE5 Wait for ME ready 0xE6 ME Ready Core POST Codes The following table details the core POST codes and functions used in the POST.
  • Page 146 POST Code 0x82 Initialize the CPU 0x89 Set Huge Segment 0x83 Initialize system timer 0x84 Initialize system I/O 0x88 Initialize Multi Processor 0x8A Initialize OEM special code 0x8B Initialize PIC and DMA 0x8C Initialize Memory type 0x8D Initialize Memory size 0x8F Initialize SMM 0x90...
  • Page 147 POST Code 0x09 TCG log event failed 0x09 Setup event log failed 0x12 TIS set active locality failed 0x12 TIS relinquish active locality failed 0x12 TIS wait command ready failed (prepare to send) 0x12 TIS abort 'send’ command due to timeout 0x12 TIS abort 'sendAndGo' command due to timeout 0x04...
  • Page 148 POST Code 0x1A Initialize DMA command register with these settings: 1. Memory to memory disabled 2. Channel 0 hold address disabled 3. Controller enabled 4. Normal timing 5. Fixed priority 6. Late write selection 7. DREQ sense active 8. DACK sense active low. 0x22 Reset the keyboard.
  • Page 149 POST Code 0x4C Shadow video BIOS ROM if specified by Setup, and CMOS is valid and the previous boot was OK. 0x59 Register POST Display Services, fonts, and languages with the POST Dispatch Manager. 0x57 Initialize 1394 Firewire 0xD6 Initialize PC card 0x58 Test for unexpected interrupts.
  • Page 150 POST Code 0x6A Display external cache size on the screen if it is non- zero. 0x6C Display shadow message 0xCA post EISA init 0x70 Check flags in CMOS and in the TrustedCore data area for errors detected during POST. Display error messages on the screen.
  • Page 151 POST Code 0x8B Setup interrupt vector and present bit in Equipment byte. 0x95 1. Check CMOS for CD-ROM drive present 2. Activate the drive by checking for media present 3. Check sector 11h (17) for Boot Record Volume Descriptor 4. Check the boot catalog for validity 5. Pick a boot entry 6.
  • Page 152 POST Code 0xB5 Fade out OEM Logo or post string 0xC5 End hotkey detection (Server BIOS) 0xBE If BCP option is enabled, clear the screen before booting. 0xB6 If password on boot is enabled, a call is made to Setup to check password. If the user does not enter a valid password, Setup does not return.
  • Page 153: Jumper And Connector Locations

    Jumper and Connector Locations Top View Description E-Key Switch LCD Power IC LCD/CCD Connector Internal Microphone CPU H/W MONITOR IC +1.1V Converter IC SW Board Connector Charger Converter IC +1.8V, 0.9V Converter Finger Board Connector Keyboard Connector Chapter 5 Description Touch Pad Connector +2.5V Power IC EC controller...
  • Page 154: Bottom View

    Bottom View LAN Chipset North Bridge MCP77MH CPU Socket CPU Power IC Battery Connector Power Board Connector Mini Card Connector DDRII SO-DIMM +1.5V Power IC CD-ROM Connector Volume Control Dial 7 in1 CardReader Connector SATA HDD Connector Card reader Controller Description Description New Card Power IC...
  • Page 155: Clearing Password Check And Bios Recovery

    Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery This section provide you the standard operating procedures of clearing password and BIOS recovery for Aspire 4530/4230. Aspire 4530/4230 provide one Hardware Open Gap on main board for clearing password check, and one Hotkey for enabling BIOS Recovery. Clearing Password Check Hardware Open Gap Description Item...
  • Page 156: Bios Recovery By Crisis Disk

    BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk BIOS Recovery Boot Block: BIOS Recovery Boot Block is a special block of BIOS. It is used to boot up the system with minimum BIOS initialization. Users can enable this feature to restore the BIOS firmware to a successful one once the previous BIOS flashing process failed.
  • Page 157: Fru (field Replaceable Unit) List

    Guide. For ACER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code from those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.
  • Page 158: Aspire 4530/4230 Exploded Diagram

    Aspire 4530/4230 Exploded Diagram Main Assembly Item Middle Cover Upper Cover Thermal Module Lower Cover Thermal Cover FFC Cable LED (3V, 58.5 MM, 12/12P) Express Card Dummy SD Card Dummy Description Part Number 42.ARE07.001 60.ARE07.001 60.ARE07.008 60.ARE07.003 42.ARE07.002 50.ARE07.002 42.ARE07.003 42.TG607.005 Chapter 6...
  • Page 159: Lcd Assembly

    LCD Assembly Item LCD Bezel LCD Assy (IMR) LCD (TFT) 14.1” Panel Camera Board Inverter LCD Cable Assy LCD Hinge_L LCD Hinge_R LCD Bezel Screw Cap Chapter 6 Description Part Number 60.ARE07.005 60.ARE07.004 LK.14105.018 57.ARE07.001 19.TPK07.001 50.ARE07.003 33.ARE07.005 33.ARE07.004 47.ARE07.001...
  • Page 160: Aspire 4530/4230 Fru List

    Aspire 4530/4230 FRU List Category Adapter ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP-65KB DFA ADAPTER 65W LITEON PA-1650-02AC LF ADAPTER 65W 3PIN HIPRO AC-OK065B13 Battery Battery SANYO AS-2007A Li-Ion 3S2P SANYO 6 cell 4400mAh Main COMMON Normal Type Battery SONY AS-2007A Li-Ion 3S2P SONY 6 cell 4400mAh Main COMMON Normal Type Battery PANASONIC AS-2007A Li-Ion 3S2P PANASONIC 6 cell 4400mAh Main COMMON PSS...
  • Page 161 Category Cable PWR CORD V943B30001218008 DANISH 3P PWR CORD(ISR)1.8M 3PBLK FZ0I0008-038 PWR CORD V50CB3T3012180QD TW-110V,3P POWER CORD(SWI)1.8M 3PBLACK FZ010008-011 POWER CORD(IT) 1.8M 3PBLACK FZ010008-008 POWER CORD(S.A) 1.8M 3BLACK FZ010008-006 POWER CORD US 3PIN ROHS POWER CORD(EU) 1.8M 3PBLACK FM010008-010 POWER CORD(UK) 1.8M 3PBLACK FP010008-013 BLUETOOTH CABLE MODEM CABLE FFC LED CABLE...
  • Page 162 Category DUMMY EXPRESS CARD DUMMY 4 IN 1 CARD CPU AMD Athlon64X2 QL60 PGA 1.9G 1M 638 35W Griffin B1 CPU AMD TurionX2 RM70 PGA 2.0G 1M 638 35W Griffin B1 CPU AMD TurionX2 ZM80 PGA 2.1G 2M 638 35W Griffin B1 CPU AMD TurionX2 ZM82 PGA 2.2G 2M 638 35W Griffin B1 CPU AMD TurionX2 ZM84 PGA 2.3G 2M 638 35W Griffin B1 CPU AMD TurionX2 ZM86 PGA 2.4G 2M 638 35W Griffin B1...
  • Page 163 Category OPTICAL BRACKET HDD SEAGATE 2.5" 5400rpm 120GB ST9120817AS Corsair SATA LF F/W:3.AAA HDD HGST 5400rpm 120GB HTS542512K9SA00 Bronco-B SATA II LF F/W:C31P HDD(160G) ST9160827AS 9DG133-188 STN B/S SEAGATE F/ W:3.AAA HDD TOSHIBA 5400rpm 160GB MK1646GSX Leo BS SATA I LF F/W:LB113J HDD HGST 2.5"...
  • Page 164 Category Keyboard Keyboard 14_15KB-FV3 Black 88KS US International (Aspire Black) Keyboard 14_15KB-FV3 Black 88KS US International Hebrew (Aspire Black) Keyboard 14_15KB-FV3 Black 89KS UK (Aspire Black) Keyboard 14_15KB-FV3 Black 89KS Turkish (Aspire Black) Keyboard 14_15KB-FV3 Black 88KS Thailand (Aspire Black) Keyboard 14_15KB-FV3 Black 89KS Swiss/G (Aspire Black) Keyboard 14_15KB-FV3 Black 89KS Swedish (Aspire Black) Keyboard 14_15KB-FV3 Black 89KS Spanish (Aspire Black)
  • Page 165 Category INVERTER BOARD LCD CABLE LCD COVER IMR W/MIC, CAMERA CABLE, ANTENNA LCD BEZEL FOR CCD LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - R LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - L CCD MODULE 0.3M LCD MODULE 14.1 IN. WXGAG ASSY W/ANTENNA W/O CCD LCD 14.1" WXGA AU B141EW04-V4 LF GLARE 200NITS 16MS LCD SAMSUNG 14.1"...
  • Page 166 Category LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - R LCD BRACKET W/HINGE - L Mainboard MAINBOARD UMA NVIDIA MCP77MH GIGA W/CARD READER, EXPRESS CARD W/O CPU RAM Memory SO-DIMM DDRII667 512MB NT512T64UH8B0FN-37C (0.09U)\'NANYA Memory HYNIX SO-DIMM DDRII 667 512MB HYMP164S64CP6-Y5 LF 1GB NANYA DDRII 667 1GB NT1GT64U8HB0BN-3C (0.09U) Memory SAMSUNG SO-DIMM DDRII 667 1GB M470T2864DZ3-CE6 LF Memory HYNIX SO-DIMM DDRII 667 1GB HYMP112S64CP6-...
  • Page 167 Screw List Category Screw List SCREW SCREW SCREW SCREW SCREW SCREW Chapter 6 Description M2.5*4 M2.5*6.5 M2.5*5 M2*3 M3*3.5 M2.5*3 Part Number 86.T23V7.009 86.ARE07.001 86.ARE07.003 86.A08V7.005 86.TDY07.003 86.A03V7.010...
  • Page 168: Model Definition And Configuration

    Appendix A Model Definition and Configuration Appendix A...
  • Page 169: Aspire 4530/4230 Series

    Singapore 400516Mn AS4230- Singapore 400525Mn AS4230- Singapore 403G32Mn AS4230- Philippines 401G12Cn Acer Part no LX.APA0Y.010 AS4230-401G12Mn VHB32ATXC1 MC UMACE 1*1G/ 120/6L/5R/CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_XC21 LX.APA0Y.009 AS4230-401G12Mn EM VHB32ATXC2 MC UMACE 1*1G/120/6L/5R/CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_XC21 LX.APA0Y.008 AS4230-401G12Mn VHB32ATXC2 MC UMACE 1*1G/ 120/6L/5R/CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_XC22 LX.APA0Y.007 AS4230-401G12Mn EM VHB32ATXC1 MC UMACE 1*1G/120/6L/5R/CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_XC22...
  • Page 170 401G12Mn Spanish AS4230- ACLA- 401G12Mn Spanish AS4230- ACLA- 401G12Mn Spanish Appendix A Acer Part no LX.AP90Y.022 AS4230-401G16Mn EM VHB32ATXC2 MC UMAE 1*1G/ 160/6L/5R/CB_bgn_HG_XC21 LX.AP90Y.023 AS4230-401G16Mn VHB32ATXC2 MC UMAE 1*1G/160/ 6L/5R/CB_bgn_HG_XC22 LX.AP90Y.024 AS4230-401G16Mn EM VHB32ATXC1 MC UMAE 1*1G/ 160/6L/5R/CB_bgn_HG_XC22 LX.AP90C.010 AS4230-401G16Mn LINPUSAXC1 UMAE 1*1G/160/6L/ 5R/CB_bgn_HG_EN61 LX.AP90C.009...
  • Page 171 Canada 602G12Mi AS4530- EMEA Eastern 601G16Mi Europe AS4530- EMEA Denmark 602G16Mi Acer Part no LX.AP90C.001 AS4230-401G12Mn LINPUSAEA3 UMAE 1*1G/120/6L/ 5R/CB_bgn_HG_EN61 LX.AP90Y.012 AS4230-401G16Mn VHB32ATUS1 MC UMAE 1*1G/160/ 6L/5R/CB_bgn_HG_EN33 LX.AP90Y.011 AS4230-401G16Mn VHB32ATUS1 MC UMAE 1*1G/160/ 6L/5R/CB_bgn_HG_EN34 LX.AP90Y.010 AS4230-401G16Mn VHB32ATUS1 MC UMAE 1*1G/160/ 6L/5R/CB_bgn_HG_EN32 LX.AP90Y.017...
  • Page 172 702G16Mn Spanish AS4530- ACLA- 702G16Mn Spanish AS4530- ACLA- 702G25Mn Spanish Appendix A Acer Part no LX.ARE0X.004 AS4530-601G16Mi VHP32ATDK1 MC UMACE 1*1G/ 160/6L/5R/CB_bg_0.3D_HG_NO13 LX.ARE0X.055 AS4530-703G32Mi VHP32ATDK1 MC UMACE 2G+1G/ 320/BT/6L/5R/CB_bg_0.3D_HG_NO13 LX.ARE0X.054 AS4530-603G32Mi VHP32ATDK1 MC UMACE 2G+1G/ 320/BT/6L/5R/CB_bg_0.3D_HG_NO13 LX.ARE0X.027 AS4530-601G16Mi EM VHP32ATME9 MC UMACE 1*1G/160/6L/5R/CB_bg_0.3D_HG_FR22...
  • Page 173 Singapore 700516Mn AS4530- Singapore 800516Mn AS4530- Singapore 820516Mn AS4530- Singapore 840516Mn Acer Part no LX.ARE0X.106 AS4530-702G25Mn EM VHP32ATEA3 MC UMACE 2*1G/250/6L/5R/CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_ES22 LX.ARE0X.065 AS4530-702G25Mi VHP32ATEA3 MC UMACE 1*2G/ 250/6L/5R/CB_bg_0.3D_HG_ES21 LX.ARE0X.064 AS4530-702G25Mi EM VHP32ATEA3 MC UMACE 1*2G/250/6L/5R/CB_bg_0.3D_HG_ES22 LX.ARE0X.063 AS4530-702G25Mi EM VHP32ATEA1 MC UMACE 1*2G/250/6L/5R/CB_bg_0.3D_HG_ES22...
  • Page 174 Philippines 802G16Mn AS4530- Singapore 802G16Mn AS4530- Singapore 802G32Mn AS4530- Singapore 602G16Mn Appendix A Acer Part no LX.ARE0C.006 AS4530-860516Mn LINPUSASG1 UMACE 1*512/160/ BT/6L/5R/CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_EN11 LX.ARE0C.007 AS4530-600525Mn LINPUSASG1 UMACE 1*512/250/ BT/6L/5R/CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_EN11 LX.ARE0C.008 AS4530-700525Mn LINPUSASG1 UMACE 1*512/250/ BT/6L/5R/CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_EN11 LX.ARE0C.001 AS4530-600516Mn LINPUSASG1 UMACE 1*512/160/ BT/6L/5R/CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_EN11 LX.ARE0C.009...
  • Page 175 AS4530- 704G32Mn AS4530- India 601G16Mi AS4530- Singapore 602G16Mi AS4530- Singapore 823G32Mi Acer Part no LX.ARE0Y.003 AS4530-601G12Mn VHB32ATSG1 MC UMACE 1*1G/ 120/6L/5R/CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_EN12 LX.ARE0C.018 AS4530-601G12Mn LINPUSASG1 UMACE 1*1G/120/ 6L/5R/CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_EN11 LX.ARE0X.050 AS4530-602G25Mi VHP32ATEU5 MC UMACE 2*1G/ 250/BT/6L/5R/CB_bg_0.3D_HG_PL11 LX.ARE0X.029 AS4530-601G16Mi EM VHP32ATME6 MC UMACE 1*1G/160/6L/5R/CB_bg_0.3D_HG_EN15...
  • Page 176 702G25Mi AS4530- Canada 702G25Mi AS4530- Canada 702G25Mi AS4530- Canada 702G25Mi Appendix A Acer Part no LX.ARE0X.058 AS4530-703G32Mi VHP32ATSG1 MC UMACE 1G+2G/ 320/BT/6L/5R/CB_bg_0.3D_HG_ZH31 LX.ARE0X.057 AS4530-802G32Mn VHP32ATSG1 MC UMACE 1*2G/ 320/6L/5R/CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_ZH31 LX.ARE0X.056 AS4530-802G16Mn VHP32ATSG1 MC UMACE 1*2G/ 160/6L/5R/CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_ZH31 LX.ARE0X.085 AS4530-704G32Mi VHP64ATCA2 MC UMACE 2*2G/ 320/6L/5R/CB_bg_0.3D_HG_EN11...
  • Page 177 802G25Mn AS4530- Thailand 721G25Mn AS4530- Vietnam 702G25Mn AS4530- CHINA Hong Kong 601G25Mi Acer Part no LX.ARE0X.074 AS4530-702G25Mi VHP32ATCA2 MC UMACE 1*2G/ 250/6L/5R/CB_bg_0.3D_HG_FR34 LX.ARE0X.098 AS4530-602G25Mn VHP32ATCA2 MC UMACE 2*1G/ 250/6L/5R/CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_FR31 LX.ARE0X.093 AS4530-602G16Mi VHP32ATCA2 MC UMACE 2*1G/ 160/6L/5R/CB_bg_0.3D_HG_FR31 LX.ARD0X.003 AS4530-702G25Mi EM VHP32ATXC1 MC UMACEF 1*2G/250/6L/5R/CB_bg_FP_0.3D_HG_XC22...
  • Page 178 Hong Kong 601G16Mn AS4530- CHINA China 600512Cn AS4530- CHINA China 601G12Cn Appendix A Acer Part no LX.ARD0C.004 AS4530-601G16C LINPUSACN1 UMACEF 1*1G/160/ 6L/5R/CB_FP_0.3D_HG_EN91 LX.ARD0X.002 AS4530-702G25Mi VHP32ATUS1 MC UMACEF 1*2G/ 250/6L/5R/CB_bg_FP_0.3D_HG_EN32 LX.ARD0X.007 AS4530-803G25Mi VHP32ATUS1 MC UMACEF 2G+1G/ 250/BT/6L/5R/CB_bg_FP_0.3D_HG_EN32 LX.ARD0X.012 AS4530-824G25Mi VHP64ATCA2 MC UMACEF 2*2G/ 250/BT/6L/5R/CB_bg_FP_0.3D_HG_EN11...
  • Page 179 AS4530- Canada 803G25Mi AS4530- Canada 802G25Mi AS4530- Canada 802G25Mi AS4530- Canada 802G25Mi Acer Part no LX.ARD0Y.032 AS4530-701G16Cn VHB32ATCN1 MC UMACEF 1*1G/ 160/6L/5R/CB_bgn_FP_0.3D_HG_SC11 LX.ARD0C.020 AS4530-700512Mn LINPUSAPH1 UMACEF 1*512/120/ 6L/5R/CB_bgn_FP_0.3D_HG_EN11 LX.ARD0C.019 AS4530-701G12Mn LINPUSAPH1 UMACEF 1*1G/120/ 6L/5R/CB_bgn_FP_0.3D_HG_EN11 LX.ARD0C.017 AS4530-801G16Mn LINPUSAPH1 UMACEF 1*1G/160/ 6L/5R/CB_bgn_FP_0.3D_HG_EN11 LX.ARD0C.014...
  • Page 180 N14.1 401G12Mn 4025W WXGAG AS4230- SMPSI N14.1 401G16Mn 4025W WXGAG Appendix A Acer Part no LX.ARD0X.030 AS4530-802G25Mi VHP32ATCA2 MC UMACEF 1*2G/ 250/6L/5R/CB_bg_FP_0.3D_HG_FR31 LX.ARD0X.029 AS4530-802G25Mi VHP32ATCA2 MC UMACEF 1*2G/ 250/6L/5R/CB_bg_FP_0.3D_HG_FR34 LX.AAL0X.004 AS4530-602G25Mn VHP32ATCA1 MC UMAE 2*1G/250/ 6L/5R/CB_bgn_HG_FR11 LX.AAL0X.002 AS4530-602G25Mn VHP32ATUS1 MC UMAE 2*1G/250/ 6L/5R/CB_bgn_HG_EN32 LX.AAL0X.001...
  • Page 181 Model AS4230- SMPSI N14.1 401G16Mn 4025W WXGAG AS4230- SMPSI N14.1 401G16Mn 4025W WXGAG AS4230- SMPSI N14.1 401G16Mn 4025W WXGAG AS4230- SMPSI N14.1 401G16Mn 4025W WXGAG AS4230- SMPSI N14.1 401G16Mn 4025W WXGAG AS4230- SMPSI N14.1 401G16Mn 4025W WXGAG AS4230- SMPSI N14.1 400516Mn 4025W WXGAG...
  • Page 182 Model AS4230- SMPSI N14.1 401G16Mn 4025W WXGAG AS4230- SMPSI N14.1 401G16Mn 4025W WXGAG AS4230- SMPSI N14.1 401G16Mn 4025W WXGAG AS4230- SMPSI N14.1 401G16Mn 4025W WXGAG AS4230- SMPSI N14.1 401G12Mn 4025W WXGAG AS4230- SMPSI N14.1 401G12Mn 4025W WXGAG AS4230- SMPSI N14.1 401G12Mn 4025W WXGAG...
  • Page 183 Model AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 702G25Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 702G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 702G25Mn WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 602G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 602G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 602G12Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60...
  • Page 184 Model AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 603G25Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mi WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 701G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 701G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 702G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70...
  • Page 185 Model AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mi WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 700516Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM80 N14.1 800516Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM82...
  • Page 186 Model AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 702G12Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 701G12Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM80 N14.1 802G25Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM84 N14.1 843G32Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 701G16Mi WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 701G16Mi WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM80 N14.1 802G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM80 N14.1 802G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM80...
  • Page 187 Model AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 603G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 700516Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM72 N14.1 721G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM72 N14.1 721G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 603G25Mi WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 704G32Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 704G32Mn WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60...
  • Page 188 Model AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 602G16Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 603G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 704G32Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 702G25Mi WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 702G25Mi WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70...
  • Page 189 Model AS4530- ATUZM80 N14.1 802G25Mi WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM80 N14.1 802G25Mi WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM80 N14.1 802G25Mi WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM80 N14.1 802G25Mi WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 701G25Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mi WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM80 N14.1 802G25Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM72 N14.1 721G25Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70...
  • Page 190 Model AS4530- ATUZM80 N14.1 802G25Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 604G25Mi WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 604G32Mi WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 701G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM80 N14.1 801G25Mn WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G25Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 702G25Mn WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60 N14.1 601G16Mn WXGAG AS4530- AAQL60...
  • Page 191 Model AS4530- ATUZM80 N14.1 802G25Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM82 N14.1 824G32Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM80 N14.1 804G32Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 702G32Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 704G32Mn WXGAG AS4530- ATRM70 N14.1 702G25Mi WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM80 N14.1 803G25Mi WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM80 N14.1 802G25Mi WXGAG AS4530- ATUZM80...
  • Page 192 Appendix A...
  • Page 193: Test Compatible Components

    Appendix B Test Compatible Components This computer’s compatibility is tested and verified by Acer’s internal testing department. All of its system ® ® functions are tested under Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro environment. Refer to the following lists for components, adapter cards, and peripherals which have passed these tests.
  • Page 194: Microsoft® Windows® Vista Environment Test

    Microsoft Windows ® Vendor Type Adapter F0000183 DELTA CN 10001023 LITE-ON 60002015 HIPRO Battery 60001921 6CELL2.2 SANYO 10001063 6CELL2.2 SONY 60001535 6CELL2.2 PANASONIC 60002162 6CELL2.2 SIMPLO 22554573 AAQL60 22554573 AAQL62 22554573 ATRM70 22554573 ATRM72 22554573 ATUZM80 22554573 ATUZM82 22554573 ATUZM84 22554573 ATUZM86 22554573...
  • Page 195 Vendor Type 60001922 N160GB5.4KS TOSHIBA DIGI 60002005 N160GB5.4KS HGST SG 60001994 N160GB5.4KS 60001922 N250GB5.4KS TOSHIBA DIGI 60002005 N250GB5.4KS HGST SG 60001994 N250GB5.4KS 60001994 N320GB5.4KS 60003316 N14.1WXGAG 60002215 N14.1WXGAG SAMSUNG 60003089 N14.1WXGAG 10001038 N14.1WXGAG Memory 60001993 SO1GBII6 NANYA 60002215 SO1GBII6 SAMSUNG 60002045 SO1GBII6 HYNIX...
  • Page 196 Vendor Type 23418669 NSM8XS HLDS Keyboard 820123 14_15KB-FV3 DARFON Black 610112 BCM5764 BROADCOM Audio Codec 9999995 ALC888S ONE TIME VENDER Bluetooth 9999995 BT 2.0 ONE TIME VENDER Camera 9999995 0.3M DV ONE TIME VENDER Card Reader 9999995 5 in 1-Build in ONE TIME VENDER Description...
  • Page 197: Online Support Information

    This section describes online technical support services available to help you repair your Acer Systems. If you are a distributor, dealer, ASP or TPM, please refer your technical queries to your local Acer branch office. Acer Branch Offices and Regional Business Units may access our website. However some information sources will require a user i.d.
  • Page 198 Appendix C...
  • Page 199: Index

    AFLASH Utility Battery Pack BIOS package password control ROM size ROM type vendor Version BIOS Supports protocol 29–42 BIOS Utility Advanced Boot Exit Navigating Onboard Device Configuration 38, 39 Power Save and Exit Security System Security Bluetooth board Board Layout Top View brightness hotkeys...
  • Page 200 Launch Board LCD Bezel LCD Brackets LCD Failure LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart LCD Panel lower cover Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart Mainboard media access on indicator MediaTouch Button Failure Memory Check Model Definition Modem Board Modem Failure No Display Issue Notebook Manager hotkey num lock on indicator...

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