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Aspire M5640
Aspire M3640
Aspire M1640
Service Guide
Service guide files and updates are
available on the AIPG/CSD web; for
more information please refer to
http://csd.acer.com.tw
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  • Page 1 Aspire M5640 Aspire M3640 Aspire M1640 Service Guide Service guide files and updates are available on the AIPG/CSD web; for more information please refer to http://csd.acer.com.tw PRINTED IN TAIWAN...
  • Page 2: Revision History

    Revision History Please refer to the table below for the updates made on Aspire M5640/Aspire M3640/ Aspire M1640 service guide. Date Chapter Updates...
  • Page 3 Copyright Copyright © 2007 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 Denotes actual messages that appear on screen. MESSAGES NOTE Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic. WARNING Alerts you to any damage that might result from doing or not doing specific actions.
  • Page 5 PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Block Diagram…………………………………………………………..………………...………..8 Aspire M5640 Front Panel………………………………………..…….………..…..……...9 Aspire M5640 Rear Panel…………………..…………………………….……………………10 Aspire M3640 Front Panel……………………………………………………………………..11 Aspire M3640 Rear Panel……………………….…………………………………..……….12 Aspire M1640 Front Panel……………………………………………………………………..13 Aspire M1640 Rear Panel……………………….…………………………………..……….14 Hardware Specifications and Configurations………………….…….……..15 Power Management Function (ACPI support function)…………………………..…...19 Chapter 2 System Utilities 20 Entering Setup…………………………………………………………………………..21...
  • Page 7: Chapter 1 System Specifications

    System Specifications Features Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business) Processor Socket Type: Intel® Socket T LGA 775 pin Processor Type: Intel Celeron / Celeron D / Pentium D /Pentium Dual Core/ Core 2 Duo / Core2 Quad / Yorkfield / Wolfdale CPUs FSB 533/800/1066/1333 MHz CPUs Chipset NV MCP73PV/S &...
  • Page 8 PCI Slot Type: PCI 2.3 5V slots PCI Slot Quantity: 2 Slot Quantity: 1 Design Criteria: Should support 1.44MB/3 mode 3.5” Devices Slot Type: 40pin PATA IDE slot Slot Quantity: 1 Transfer rate support: PIO Mode: 0/1/2/3/4 ATA mode: 33/66/100/133 Storage Type support: HDD/CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/DVD-RW/DVD+ RW/DVD Dual/DVD SuperMultiPlus/HD...
  • Page 9 Rear 6 jack follow HD audio definition, example as below Audio jacks color coding: should meet Microsoft Windows Logo Program Device Requirements: Audio-0002 1 S/PDIF-out header (1*4) 1 AUX-In header (1*4) 1 front panel audio header (2*5) Add HD de-pop CKT (the attachment is the reference, please propose your solution) S/N ratio: 90 dB at rear output jack MAC Controller: NV MCP73PV/S...
  • Page 10: F R E Q U E N C Y / V O L T A G E C O N T R O

    1 rear 6pin IEEE1394 port 1 2x5pin onboard jumper BIOS BIOS Type: Phoenix Award or AMI Kernel with Acer skin Size: 4Mb Note: Boot ROM should be included (PXE function should be built in with default and RPL function is optional by service BIOS)
  • Page 11: Power Supply

    Power Supply Mounting Features Chassis accepts ATX-style power supply Chasses accepts PS2, PS3 style power supply Features for internal mounting tab Location of 4 external mounting holes Power Supply Electrical Design Feature 300W/250W in stable mode (Acer Assign System Power Unit)
  • Page 12 Design for Intel Broadwater/ICH8 series chipset compatible system Voltage design should be covered +5V, +3.3V, +12V, +5VSB, -12V (attention to 12V output capability) Demand for both PFC/Non-PFC solutions (two different quotations are needed) Minimum 2 Serial ATA power connector solution should be included (by default) Minimum 3 big 4-pin power connector included Minimum 1 small 4-pin power connector included...
  • Page 13: Main Board Placement

    Main board Placement...
  • Page 14: Block Diagram

    Block Diagram...
  • Page 15: Aspire M5640 Front Panel

    Aspire M5640 Front Panel The computer’s front panel consists of the following: Label Optical drive Card reader Power and HDD LED Power button Speaker or headphone Microphone jack USB ports Description...
  • Page 16: Aspire M5640 Rear Panel

    Aspire M5640 Rear Panel Label Description Power card socket Voltage selector switch PS/2 keyboard connector COM port Monitor connector USB 2.0 ports Audio port Fan aperture Label Description PS/2 mouse connector HDMI port System Fan connector IEEE 1394 port SPDIF port LAN port Lock Handle...
  • Page 17: Aspire M3640 Front Panel

    Aspire M3640 Front Panel Label USB ports Floppy disk drive Card reader cover Acer Logo Microphone jack Speaker or headphone Optical drive Power button LED module Description...
  • Page 18: Aspire M3640 Rear Panel

    Aspire M3640 Rear Panel Label Description Power card socket Voltage selector switch PS/2 keyboard connector COM port Monitor connector USB 2.0 ports Audio port Fan aperture Label Description PS/2 mouse connector HDMI port System Fan connector IEEE 1394 port SPDIF port LAN port Lock Handle...
  • Page 19: Aspire M1640 Front Panel

    Aspire M1640 Front Panel Label Optical drive Floppy disk drive Speaker or headphone USB Ports Acer Logo Power button LED Module Microphone jack Description...
  • Page 20: Aspire M1640 Rear Panel

    Aspire M1640 Rear Panel Label Power card socket Voltage selector switch PS/2 keyboard connector COM port Monitor connector USB 2.0 ports Audio port Description Label Description Fan aperture PS/2 mouse connector System Fan connector IEEE1394 port SPDIF port LAN port...
  • Page 21: Hardware Specifications And Configurations

    Core2 Quad / Yorkfield / Wolfdale CPUs LGA 775 pin 533/800/1066/1333 MHz CPUs 0 MHz (If Stop CPU Clock in Sleep State in BIOS Setup is set to Enabled.) Phoenix Award or AMI Kernel with Acer skin V6.0 SPI Flash SMBIOS (DMI) 2.4/DMI 2.0 (log file)
  • Page 22: Memory Combinations

    Main Board Major Chips Item North Bridge NV MCP73PV/S & NV MCP73VE South Bridge NV MCP73PV/S & NV MCP73VE APG controller NV MCP73PV/S & NV MCP73VE Super I/O controller ITE 8718FX Audio controller Realtek HD audio codec ALC888S HD codec 7.1 (co-lay with ALC888) LAN controller Realtek 8211BL Gigabit Ethernet Phy.
  • Page 23: Audio Interface

    Audio Interface Item Audio controller Audio controller type Audio channel Audio function control Mono or stereo Compatibility Music synthesizer Sampling rate MPU-401 UART support Microphone jack Headphone jack SATA Interface Item SATA controller SATA controller resident bus Number of SATA channel Support bootable CD-ROM Specification NV MCP73PV/S &...
  • Page 24: Floppy Disk Drive Interface

    Floppy disk drive Interface Item Floppy disk drive controller Floppy disk drive controller resident bus ISA bus Support FDD format Parallel Port Item Parallel port controller Parallel port controller resident bus Number of parallel parts Support ECP/EPP Connector type Parallel port function control Optional EV+CP DMA channel (in BIOS setup) Optional parallel port I/O address...
  • Page 25: Power Management Function (Acpi Support Function)

    Environmental Requirements Item Temperature Operating Non-operating Humidity Operating Non-operating Vibration Operating (unpacked) Power Management Devices Power Button USB Keyboard/Mouse Devices wake up from S3 should be less than Devices wake up from S5 should be less than 10 seconds Specification +5°C ~ +35°C -20 ~ +60°C (Storage package) 15% to 80% RH...
  • Page 26: Chapter 2 System Utilities

    Chapter 2 System Utilities The manufacturer or the dealer already configures most systems. There is no need to run Setup when starting the computer unless you get a Run Setup message. The Setup program loads configuration values into the battery-backed nonvolatile memory called CMOS RAM.
  • Page 27: Entering Setup

    Entering Setup Power on the computer and the system will start POST (Power On Self Test) process. When the message of press the key of [Delete] to enter the setup menu. NOTE: If the message disappears before you respond and you still wish to enter Setup, restart the system by turning it OFF and On.
  • Page 28 The items in the main menu are explained below: Parameter Production Information Standard CMOS Features This setup page includes all the items in standard Advance BIOS Features Advance Chipset Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configuration PC Health Status Load Optimized Defaults Load Optimized Settings Default Settings indicates the value Set Supervisor Password Set User Password...
  • Page 29: Product Information

    Product Information The screen below appears if you select Product Information from the main menu: The Product Information menu contains general data about the system, such as the product name, serial number, BIOS version, etc. This information is necessary for troubleshooting (maybe required when asking for technical support).
  • Page 30: Standard Cmos Features

    Standard CMOS Setup Select standard CMOS features from the main menu to configure some basic parameters in your system the following screen shows the standard CMOS features menu:...
  • Page 31 The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter Description Date To set the date following the weekday-month-date-year format System Time To set the time following the hour-minute-second format Base Memory Size 640 K for system base memory Options Week: From [Sun.] to [Sat.].
  • Page 32 Parameter Description Extended The BIOS determines Memory Size how much extended memory is present during the POST. This is the amount of memory located above 1MB in the memory address map of Total Memory Total memory size for Size the system IDE Channel Hard disk drive X Master...
  • Page 33: Advanced Bios Features

    Advanced Setup The following screen shows the Advanced Setup: The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter Hard Disk Boot Priority Description This features displays the Hard Disk Boot Device priority from high to low and allows users to set the Hard Disk Boot Device Priority.
  • Page 34 Parameter Description Virus Warning This feature allows you to enable the VIRUS warning function for IDE Hard Disk boot sector protection. If this function is enabled and there is someone attempts to write data to this area, BIOS will show a warning message on screen and the alarm will beep.
  • Page 35: Advanced Chipset Setup

    Advanced Chipset Setup The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter Dual Monitor Support Frame Buffer Size CPU Frequency Description This category allows you to enable or disable dual monitor support function This field displays how much frame buffer size of the system.
  • Page 36 Parameter Description Spread When the system clock generator pulses, Spectrum the extreme values of the pulse generate excess EMI. Enabling pulse spectrum spread modulation changes the extreme values from spikes to flat curves, thus reducing EMI. This benefit may in some case be outweighed by problems with timing-critical devices, such as a clock-sensitive SCSI device.
  • Page 37: Integrated Peripherals

    Integrated Peripherals The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter IDE Function Setup This page allows you to setup IDE Onboard Device Setup Onboard I/O Chip Setup Description function This page allows you to setup onboard devices. This page allows you to setup onboard I/O chip.
  • Page 38 Integrated Peripherals-IDE Function Setup...
  • Page 39 The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter Description The four IDE PIO fields let you set a PIO mode (0-4) Primary/Second for each of the four IDE devices that the onboard IDE interface supports. Modes 0 through 4 provide Master/Slave increased performance.
  • Page 40 Parameter Description IDE HDD Block Block mode is also called block transfer, multiple Mode commands, or multiple sectors read/write. If your IDE hard drive supports block mode(most new drives do), select Enabled for automatic detection of the optimal number of block read/write per sector the drive can support.
  • Page 41 The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter Description On Chip USB This field allows you to determine on chip USB type or disable on chip USB. UDB Memory Type Use this item to change the type of USB memory to shadow or Base memory.
  • Page 42 Integrated Peripherals -Onboard I/O Chip Setup...
  • Page 43 The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter Description Onboard FDC Select Enabled if your system has a floppy Controller disk controller (FDC) installed on the system board and you wish to use it. If you install an add-in FDC or the system has no floppy drive, select Disabled in this field.
  • Page 44: Power Management

    Power Management The Power Management menu lets you configure your system to most effectively save energy while operating in a manner consistent with your own style of computer use. The following screen shows the Power Management parameters and their default settings:...
  • Page 45 The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter Description ACPI Function This item allows you to enable or disable the ACPI function ACPI Suspend This item specifies the power saving modes Type for ACPI function. S1 (POSP: The S1 sleep mode is a low power state..
  • Page 46 Parameter Description Soft-off by When Enabled, turning the PWR/BTTN system off with the on/off button places the system in a very low-power-usage state, with only enough circuitry receiving power to detect power button activity or Resume by Ring activity. This category enables or (PME#) disables wake-on-Lan from From...
  • Page 47 PCI/PnP Setup...
  • Page 48 The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Parameter Description Init Display Initialize the AGP video display before initializing First any other display device on the system. Thus the AGP display becomes the primary display. Reset Normally, you leave this field Disabled. Select Configuration Enabled to reset Extended System Configuration Data...
  • Page 49: P C H E A L T H S T A T U

    PC Health Status...
  • Page 50: Frequency/Voltage Control

    The following table describes the parameters found in this menu: arameter Description V core Detect system’s voltage status automatically CPU Temperature Detect CPU Temperature automatically CPU/SYSTEM FAN Detect CPU/SYSTEM Fan Speed Status Speed (RPM) automatically CPU Smart FAN The item displays the system Smart Fan Control Function status.
  • Page 51 The following table describes the parameters found in this menu: Parameter Description Auto Detect This option allows you to enable/disable the feature of DIMM/PCI CLK auto detecting the clock frequency of the installed PCI bus. Manufacturer This item specifies CPU Manufacturer CPU frequency This item specifies CPU frequency Spread...
  • Page 52: Load Default Settings

    Load Default Settings This option opens a dialog box that lets you install defaults for all appropriate items in the Setup Utility. Parameter Description Load Default Select the field loads the factory defaults for BIOS and Settings Chipset Features, which the system automatically detects.
  • Page 53: Set Supervisor/User Password

    Set Supervisor/User Password When this function is selected, the following message appears at the center of the screen to assist you in creating a password.
  • Page 54 Parameter Description When this function is selected, the following message Supervisor/User appears at the center of the screen to assist you in Password creating a password. ENTER PASSWORD Type the password, up to eight characters, and press<Enter>. The password typed now will clear any previously entered password from CMOS Memory.
  • Page 55 Save & Exit Setup Highlight this item and press <Enter> to save the changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. Parameter Description Save & Exit Setup Press <Enter> to save the changes that have made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility.
  • Page 56: Exit Without Saving

    Exit Without Saving Highlight this item and press <Enter> to discard any changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. Parameter Description Exit Without Saving Press<Enter> to discard any changes and exit the Setup Utility Options...
  • Page 57: Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly And Replacement

    Machine Disassembly and Replacement To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools: Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge. Wire cutter. Phillips screwdriver (may require different size). NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatches when putting back the components.
  • Page 58: General Information

    General Information Before You Begin Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following: 1. Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals. 2. 2.Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system...
  • Page 59: Disassembly Procedure

    Disassembly Procedure This section tells you how to disassemble the system when you need to perform system service. Please also refer to the disassembly video, if available. CAUTION: Before you proceed, make sure you have turned off the system and all peripherals connected to it.
  • Page 60: Aspire M5640/3640/1640 Disassembly Procedure

    Aspire M5640/3640/1640 Standard Disassembly Process Process: 1. According to the requirement, paste ATI, OS, CPU, HDMI and marketing label by SKU. Aspire M3640 Marketing Label HDMI Label ATI Label OS Label CPU Label 5±0.5m Bezel Label Marketing label for AAC Marketing label for EMEA &...
  • Page 61 Marketing Label HDMI Label ATI Label OS Label CPU Label 5±0.5m Intel Viiv label Core 2 Quad Label Aspire M5640 Aspire M1640...
  • Page 62: Remove Side Cover

    Remove side cover Process: 1. Put the Computer on the worktable lightly. 2. Release left side cover with 2 screws then remove left side cover. Screw location Screw location Push the side cover Remove CPU fan pipe Process: 1. Release the CPU pipe.
  • Page 63: Remove Cards

    Process: 1. Release the slot cover tooless 2. Remove VGA 、TV、Modem Card,the following list is for your reference about the mutual location relation (Optional by SKU). VGA card TV card Modem card Notice: I. Remove card, don’t touch any electric parts on PCB. VGA card Remove Cards TV card...
  • Page 64: Remove Hdd Data Cables

    Remove HDD Data Cables Process: 1. Remove master HDD from M/B SATA1. 2. Remove slave ODD data cable from M/B SATA3. ATA3 slot on M/B SATA1 slot on M/B Remove master HDD Remove slave HDD...
  • Page 65: Remove Odd Data Cable

    Remove ODD DATA cable Process: 1. Remove master ODD data cable from Master ODD. 2. Remove slave ODD data cable from master and Slave ODD (Optional by SKU) SATA4 Remove master Slave ODD SATA2 Remove HDD power cable Process: 1. Remove master HDD data cable from master HDD. 2.
  • Page 66: Remove Cables

    Process: Remove front audio cable from M/B “JAUD2” 2. Remove SPDIF cable from M/B” JSPDIF02” 3. Remove front USB cable from USB2 and USB3. 4. Remove card reader USB cable from USB1. 5. Release cable clip (no modem and audio cable is longer). 1394cable Notice: I.
  • Page 67: Remove Hdd

    Remove HDD Process: 1. Remove Master HDD from the first HDD location. 2. Remove Slave HDD from the second HDD location. (Optional by SKU) Slave HDD Master HDD...
  • Page 68: Remove Card Reader

    Remove ODD power cable Process: 1. Remove ODD power cable from master ODD (for SATA ODD). 2. Remove ODD power cable from slave ODD (for SATA ODD). Master ODD SATA power cable Remove card reader Process: 1. Remove card reader from chassis.
  • Page 69: Remove Fdd Cable

    Remove FDD Cable Process: 1. Remove FDD digital cable just as pictures (Optional by SKU). 2. Plug 4 pins power cord from FDD slot. Remove from FDD Remove from M/B “FDD1” slot 3. Remove front bezel light cable from PATA power cable Remove Front bezel light cable...
  • Page 70: Remove Odd

    Remove ODD Process: 1. Push the lock handle release ODD. 2. Remove Master ODD from the location. 3. Remove slave ODD from the location. (Optional by SKU) Master ODD location Slave ODD location...
  • Page 71 Remove Cables Process: 1. Remove M/B power cable from M/B “ATX1”. 2. Remove 12 V power cable from M/B” JPW1” M/B IED1 ODD connector M/B power cable 12 V Power cable 3. Remove panel power cable from” F-PANEL1”. 4. Remove System Fan cable from M/B”SYS-F2”. System Fan cable F-PANEL1...
  • Page 72: Remove System Fan

    Remove System FAN Process: 1. Release four screws according to the following picture. 2. Remove Sys FAN (Optional by SKU) Release four screws. The direction of System FAN...
  • Page 73 Remove mother board Process: 1. Release 8 pcs screws form the corresponding hole. 2. Release screws according to the following picture in turn. 3. Remove the Mother board from chassis.
  • Page 74: Remove Cpu Cooler

    Remove CPU cooler Process: 1. Remove cooler power cable from M/B “CPU-F2”. 2. Release screw 1 first, then fixes screw 2, screw 3 & screw 4 (As Picture). 3. Remove Cooler from the Retention module. Cooler power Remove memory Process: 1.
  • Page 75: Remove Cpu

    Process: 1. Remove CPU according following the pictures. Process: 1. Remove I/O Shielding. Remove CPU Lock the Handle Remove I/O shielding...
  • Page 76: Chapter 4 Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Please refer to generic troubleshooting guide for troubleshooting information relating to following topics: Power-On Self-Test (POST) POST Check Points POST Error Messages List Error Symptoms List Chapter 4...
  • Page 77: Chapter 5 Jumper And Connector Information

    Chapter 5...
  • Page 79 ATX_POWER: ATX 24-pin Power Connector Signal Name +3.3 +3.3 PWR OK 5VSB +12V +12V +3.3V Signal Name +3.3V -12V PS_ON...
  • Page 83 Signal Name STROBE BUSY SLCT Signal Name ERROR INIT SLCTIN GROUND GROUND GROUND GROUND GROUND GROUND GROUND GROUND...
  • Page 86: Chapter 6 Fru (Field Replaceable Unit) List

    DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.
  • Page 87: Exploded Diagram

    Exploded Diagram DESCRIPTION AM50_MAIN_BEZEL AM50_USB AM50_USB_PANEL FDD_LOCK_SLIDE CD_ROM LOCK SLIDE CHASSIS USB_PCB_ASN USB-SHIELDING RIGHT SIDE DOCR DESCRIPTION POWER SUPPLY PCI-BRACKET LEFT SIDE DOOR HOTHER BOARD 3.5 DEVICE CD-ROM HDD-LOCK-SLIDE...
  • Page 88 DESCRIPTION AM30-MAIN-BEZEL 3-25-COVER 5-25-COVER AM30-USB AM30-USB-PENEL CHASSIS USB-PCE-ASN USB-SHTELDING RIGHT SIDE DOOR POWER SUPPLY DESCRIPTION PCI-BRACKET LEFT SIDE DOOR NOTHERBOARD 3.5’ DEVICE CD-ROM HDD-LOCK-SLIDE FDD-LOCK-SLTDE CD-ROM LOCK SLIDE...
  • Page 89 DESCRIPTION AM10_MAIN_BEZEL 3.25-COVER 5.25-COVER USB-SHIELDING USB-PCB-ASM FDD-LOCK-SLIDE CD-ROM LOCK SLIDE CHASSIS RIGHT SIDE DOOR POWER SUPPLY DESCRIPTION PCI-BRACKET LEFT SIDE DOOR MOTHERBOARD HDD-LOCK-SLIDE 3.5’ DEVICE CD-ROM...

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