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Aspire 1500 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
SERVICE GUIDE PART NO.:
PRINTED IN TAIWAN

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  • Page 1: Aspire 1500 Series

    Aspire 1500 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 SERVICE GUIDE PART NO.: PRINTED IN TAIWAN...
  • Page 2: Revision History

    Revision History Please refer to the table below for the updates made on Aspire 1450 service guide. Date Chapter Updates...
  • Page 3 Copyright Copyright © 2003 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

    Chapter 1 System Introduction Features ............1 System Block Diagram .
  • Page 8 Aspire 1500 Series ........
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  • Page 10: System Introduction

    System Introduction Features This computer was designed with the user in mind. Here are just a few of its many features: Performance The AMD Athlon AMD Hyper Transport technology Two memory slots supporting 333 MHz DDR, upgradeable to 2GB (Memory modules are strictly required to be JEDEC compliant) Dual 200-pin soDIMM sockets RC2700 DDR SDRAM (Double Date Rate-Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory)
  • Page 11 One RJ-11 modem jack (V.90/V.92, 56K) One RJ-45 network jack (Gigabit Ethernet) One DC-in port One parallel port (ECP/EPP) One S-video port One external monitor port One microphone-in jack (3.5mm mini jack) One headphone jack (3.5mm mini jack) Four USB 2.0 ports Aspire 1500...
  • Page 12: System Block Diagram

    System Block Diagram Chapter 1...
  • Page 13: Board Layout

    Printer Connector AC Adapter Connector Switch Cable Connector (LCD Lid Switch) CPU Socket RTC Battery Connector Fan Cable Connector Touchpad Cable Connector HDD Connector Keyboard Connector Speaker Connector ODD Connector South Bridge FDD Connector Launch Cable Connector PCMCIA Slot Aspire 1500...
  • Page 14: Bottom View

    Bottom View Modem Cable Connector Card Reader Slot IEEE 1394 Connector IR Connector Modem Board Connector DIMM Socket 1 DIMM Socket 2 Chapter 1...
  • Page 15: Panel

    Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. Inputs data into your computer. Enables the computer to stay cool, even after the prolonged use. Description Aspire 1500...
  • Page 16: Left Panel

    Left Panel Icon PC Card slots Eject buttons 3-in-1 card reader IEEE 1394 port Infrared port LED indicator Eject button Emergency eject slot Optical drive Speaker Chapter 1 Item/ Port Support two Type II or one Type III CardBus PC Card(s).
  • Page 17: Right Panel

    Delivers stereo audio output. LED (light-emitting diode) that turns on and off when the floppy is active. Internal diskette drive; accepts 3.5-inch diskettes. Push this button to eject the floppy disk. Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Description Aspire 1500...
  • Page 18: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel Icon Chapter 1 Port Power Jack Connects to an AC adapter Parallel port Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel printer) S-video port Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. External display port Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector) and displays up to 16M colors at 1024x768 resolution Four USB port (four)
  • Page 19: Bottom Panel

    Bottom Panel Battery bay Battery release latch Memory compartment Item Houses the computer’s battery pack. Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack. Houses the computer’s main memory. Description Aspire 1500...
  • Page 20: Indicators

    Indicators The computer has six easy-to-read status icons on the right of the display screen. The Power and Standby status icons are visible even when you close the display cover so you can see the status of the computer while the cover is closed. Icon Chapter 1 Function...
  • Page 21: Understanding The Icons

    When the cover of your computer is closed, 2 easy-to-read icons are shown, indicating which state or feature is enabled or disabled. Icon Function Power Lights up when the computer is on. Sleep Lights when the computer enters Standby mode and blinks when it enters into or resumes from hibernation mode. Description Aspire 1500...
  • Page 22: Keyboard

    Keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and twelve function keys. Special keys Lock keys The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Lock key Caps Lock Num Lock (Fn-F11) Scroll Lock (Fn-F12) Embedded numeric keypad...
  • Page 23: Windows Keys

    + M (Minimizes All) + M (Undoes Minimize All) + R (Displays the Run... dialog box) Opens a context menu (same as a right-click). Num lock off Hold Fn while using cursor-control keys. Type the letters in a normal manner. Description Aspire 1500...
  • Page 24: Hot Keys

    Hot Keys The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like screen contrast and brightness, volume output and the BIOS Utility. To activate hot keys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key in the hot key combination. Hot Key Icon Chapter 1...
  • Page 25 Locate the Euro symbol on your keyboard. Open a text editor or word processor. Hold Gr and press the Euro symbol. Function Brightness down Decreases the screen brightness. Home Functions as the Functions as the Euro Types the Euro symbol. Description key. key. Aspire 1500...
  • Page 26: Launch Keys

    Launch Keys Located at the top of the keyboard are five buttons. These buttons are called launch keys. They are designated as wireless LAN/Bluetooth, Web Browser button, mail button, P1 andP2. By default, P1 and P2 are users programmable. The Web Browser button, by default, is used to launch the internet browser The mail button is used to launch the e-mail application.
  • Page 27: Hardware Specifications And Configurations

    PXE 2.0, Mobile PC2001, Hard Disk Password, INT 13h Extensions, PCI Bus Power Management interface Specification, EI Torito-Bootable CD- ROM Format Specification V1.0, Simple Boot Flag 1.0 Set by switch, see SW1 settings Specification Built-in CPU Always Enabled Always Enabled Fixed-in write back Specification AMD Athlon 64 processor Aspire 1500...
  • Page 28: Memory Combinations

    System Memory Item 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 256MB 256MB 256MB 256MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 1024MB...
  • Page 29 With CD Diskette With DVD Diskette Specification 2HD (1.44MB) 2 MB TOSHIBA NEPTUNE HGST MORAGA MK6021GAS HTS548060M9AT00 08K0638 60000 60000 16383 16383 4200RPM 5400RPM 2MB (2048KB) ATA-5 ATA-6 100 MB/Sec 100 MB/Sec 5 +/- 5% 5 +/- 5% Aspire 1500...
  • Page 30 DVD-RW Interface Item Transfer rate (KB/sec) Data Buffer Capacity ATAPI Interface Applicable disc format Loading mechanism Power Requirement Input Voltage Audio Interface Item Audio Controller Audio onboard or optional Mono or Stereo Resolution Compatibility Sampling rate Internal microphone Internal speaker / Quantity Supports PnP DMA channel Supports PnP IRQ Video Interface...
  • Page 31 Yes (set by BIOS setup) DMA channel 1 and 3 378, 278, 3BC IRQ7, IRQ5 USB 2.0 Rear side Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup RICOH R5C554 Type II, Tpye III Two type II, one type III Left side Specification Specification Specification Aspire 1500...
  • Page 32 PCMCIA Port Item Supports 32 bit CardBus Keyboard Item Keyboard controller Keyboard vendor Total number of keypads Windows keys Internal & external keyboard work simultaneously Battery Item Vendor & model name Battery Type Pack capacity Cell voltage Number of battery cell Package configuration Package voltage DC-AC LCD Inverter...
  • Page 33 3.6 +/- 0.3A 3 sec (@ 115Vac) 5ms (@115Vac, Full load) 3.9A max can be protected and output can be shorted without damage 15KV (at air discharge) 8KV (at contact discharge) 3000Vac 0.25 mA max. (@ 254Vac, 60Hz) Aspire 1500...
  • Page 34: Environmental Requirements

    AC Adapter Item Regulatory Requirements Power Management Power Saving Mode Standby Mode Enter Standby Mode when 1.Standby/Hibernation hot-key is pressed and system is not ready to enter Hibernation mode. 2.System standby/ Hibernation timer expires and system is not ready to enter Hibernation mode.
  • Page 35: Mechanical Specification

    Ethernet), one DC-in port, one parallel port (ECP/EPP), one S-video port, one external monitor port, one microphone-in jack (3.5mm mini jack), one headphone jack (3.5mm mini jack), four USB 2.0 ports Plastic Power-on, Standby, Battery Status, Media Access, CapsLock and NumLock Power Aspire 1500...
  • Page 36 Chapter 1...
  • Page 37: System Utilities

    HDD2 Serial Number: AS1500 V0.16 System BIOS Ver: BK-ATI VER008.001.001.031 VGA BIOS Ver: 02.13.29 KBC Ver: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Serial Number: Asset Tag Number: Product Name: Aspire 1500 Manufacturer Name: Acer xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx UUID: Help ↑ ↓ Select Item ← → Exit Select Menu Chapter 2 during POST (when “Press <F2>...
  • Page 38: Navigating The Bios Utility

    Navigating the BIOS Utility There are six menu options: Info., Main, System Devices, Security, Boot, and Exit. Follow these instructions: To choose a menu, use the cursor left/right keys (zx). To choose a parameter, use the cursor up/down keys ( wy). To change the value of a parameter, press por q.
  • Page 39: Information

    HDD2 Serial Number: AS1500 V0.16 System BIOS Ver: BK-ATI VER008.001.001.031 VGA BIOS Ver: 02.13.29 KBC Ver: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Serial Number: Asset Tag Number: Product Name: Aspire 1500 Manufacturer Name: Acer xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx UUID: Help Select Item ↑ ↓ ← → Exit Select Menu...
  • Page 40: Main

    Main The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup parameters. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters. Information Main System Time: [18:48:04] System Date: [11/26/2003] System Memory: 640 KB Extended Memory: 510 MB...
  • Page 41 The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Parameter System Time Sets the system time. System Date Sets the system date. System Memory This field reports the memory size of the system. Memory size is fixed to 640MB Extended Memory This field reports the memory size of the...
  • Page 42: Advanced

    Advanced The Advanced menu screen contains parameters involving your hardware devices. It also provides advanced settings of the system. Information Main Infrared Port(FIR): Base I/O address: Interrupt: DMA channel Parallel port: Mode: Base I/O address: Interrupt: DMA channel Legacy USB Support: Help ↑...
  • Page 43 Parameter Internal Touchpad Determines whether or not to disable the internal pointing device as the PS/2 mouse is connected. Infrared Port (FIR) Enables, disables or auto detects the infrared port. Chapter 2 Description Both Disabled Options or Auto /EnabledDisabled/Auto...
  • Page 44: Security

    Security The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Information Main User Password is Supervisor Password is Set User Password Set Supervisor Password Primary HardDisk Security Password on Boot Help ↑ ↓ Select Item ←...
  • Page 45 The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Parameter User Password is Supervisor Password is Primary Harddisk Security Set User Password Set Supervisor Password Password on Boot NOTE: When you are prompted to enter a password, you have three tries before the system halts. Don’t forget your password.
  • Page 46 Removing a Password Follow these steps: Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Password box appears: Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e. Press e twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields.
  • Page 47 The password setting is complete after the user presses u. If the current password entered does not match the actual current password, the screen will show you the Setup Warning. If the new password and confirm new password strings do not match, the screen will display the following message.
  • 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 distette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM in module bay. Information Main CD-ROM Drive +Hard Drive +Removable Devices...
  • Page 49: Exit

    Exit The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Information Main 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 50: 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 51: 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. To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools: Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge Flat-bladed screw driver Phillips screw driver Tweezers Plastic Flat-bladed screw driver...
  • Page 52: General Information

    Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system NOTE: Aspire 1500 series product uses mylar or tape to fasten the FFC/FPC/connectors/cable, you may need to tear the tape or mylar before you disconnect different FFC/FPC/connectors.
  • Page 53: Disassembly Procedure Flowchart

    Disassembly Procedure Flowchart The flowchart on the succeeding page 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 main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.
  • Page 54 LCD Coaxial Cable Screw List Item Description SCRW MAC FLAT M2.5*L4 NI NYLOK SCREW M2.0*L10 NYLOK SCREW M2*3 NYLON 1JMCPC-420325 SCREW M2.5X6 SCREW M3x4(86.9A524.4R0) SCREW M2X2.0 SCREW WAFER NYLOK NI 2ML3 SCRW M2*4 WAFER NI SCRW M2.5*3 WAFER NI SCREW M2.5*4L NI SCW HEX NYL I#R-40/O#4-40 L5.5 LCD Module 4 LCD...
  • Page 55: Removing The Battery

    Removing the Battery To remove the battery, push the battery release latch. Then slide the battery out from the machine. Chapter 3...
  • Page 56: Removing The Memory Module

    Removing the Memory Module See “Removing the Battery” on page 46.. To remove the memory module from the machine, first remove the two screws holding the dimm cover. Remove the dimm cover. Pop up the memory. Then remove the memory. Chapter 3...
  • Page 57: Removing The Modem Board

    Removing the Modem Board See “Removing the Battery” on page 46. To remove the modem board, first remove the screw from the modem cover. Remove the modem cover from the machine. Remove two screws from the modem board as shown. Please remove the screws according to the number on the picture indicate.
  • Page 58: Removing The Hard Disk Drive Module

    Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module See “Removing the Battery” on page 46.. To remove the hard disk drive, pull the hard disk dirve carefully. Then take the hard disk drive out of the main unit. Disassembling the Hard Disk Drive Module See “Removing the Battery”...
  • Page 59: Removing The Lcd Module

    Removing the LCD Module Removing the Middle Cover See “Removing the Battery” on page 46.. To remove the middle cover, first use a plastic flat screwdriver to remove the right hinge cap. Remove the screw that secures the middle cover. Remove the left hinge cap.
  • Page 60 See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 50.. Remove the two screws and then detach the launch board from the middle cover. Removing the LCD Module See “Removing the Battery” on page 46.. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 50.. See “Removing the Launch Board”...
  • Page 61 Chapter 3...
  • Page 62: Disassembling The Lcd Module

    Disassembling the LCD Module Removing the LCD Bezel See “Removing the Battery” on page 46.. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 50.. See “Removing the Launch Board” on page 50.. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 51.. Use plastic tweezers to remove the four screw pads, and then remove the four screws that fasten the LCD bezel.
  • Page 63 NOTE: Please arrange the LCD inverter cable well to the LCD panel as the picture below shows when you reassemble the LCD module. Removing the 15” TFT LCD See “Removing the Battery” on page 46.. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 50.. See “Removing the Launch Board”...
  • Page 64: Removing The Lcd Brackets

    Removing the LCD Brackets See “Removing the Battery” on page 46.. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 50.. See “Removing the Launch Board” on page 50.. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 51.. See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 53.. See “Removing the Inverter Board (15”...
  • Page 65: Removing The Lcd Hinges

    Removing the LCD Hinges See “Removing the Battery” on page 46.. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 50.. See “Removing the Launch Board” on page 50.. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 51.. See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 53.. See “Removing the Inverter Board (15”...
  • Page 66: Disassembling The Main Unit

    Disassembling the Main Unit Removing the Keyboard See “Removing the Battery” on page 46.. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 50.. To remove the keyboard, first pull out and upward to expose the keyboard. Use a plastic tweezers or a plastic flat screwdriver to disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board carefully, then remove the keyboard from the main board.
  • Page 67: Removing The Thermal Module

    Remove the three screws holding the mini PCI card plate and remove the mini PCI card plate. Removing the Thermal Module See “Removing the Battery” on page 46.. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 50.. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 51.. See “Removing the RTC Battery”...
  • Page 68: Installing The Processor

    Installing the Processor See “Removing the Battery” on page 46.. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 50.. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 57.. See “Removing the RTC Battery” on page 57.. See “Removing the MimiPCI Card Plate” on page 57.. See “Removing the Thermal Module”...
  • Page 69: Removing The Touchpad Board

    Then take the upper case assembly off the main unit. Removing the Touchpad Board See “Removing the Battery” on page 46.. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 50.. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 57.. See “Removing the Upper Case Assemly” on page 59.. To detach the touch pad board, first disconnect the touch pad cable from the touch pad board with a plastic tweezers.Then release the touchpad cover lock on the back as the picture shows.
  • Page 70 See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 50.. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 51.. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 57.. See “Removing the Upper Case Assemly” on page 59.. See “Removing the Touchpad Board” on page 60.. Remove the touchpad scroll key then remove the touchpad cable.
  • Page 71: Removing The Vga Heatsink Plate

    Remove another two screws holding the FDD bracket on the other side. Then take the FDD off the FDD bracket. Removing the VGA Heatsink Plate See “Removing the Battery” on page 46.. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 50.. See “Removing the Keyboard”...
  • Page 72: Removing The Hdd Bracket

    Removing the ODD Module(1) See “Removing the Battery” on page 46. Remove the screw that fastens the ODD bracket on the bottom. Push the ODD module at the point the red arrow indicates hard.Then remove the ODD module from the lower case. NOTE: If you need to replace the ODD module only, you can remove the ODD module as the steps above.
  • Page 73: Removing The Main Board

    Removing the Main Board See “Removing the Battery” on page 46. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 50. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 57. See “Removing the Floppy Disk Drive Module” on page 61. See “Removing the VGA Heatsink Plate” on page 62. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Plate”...
  • Page 74: Removing The Pcmcia Slot

    See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Plate” on page 62. See “Removing the ODD Module(1)” on page 63. See “Removing the HDD Bracket” on page 63. See “Removing the Main Board” on page 64. 10. Remove the two screws that fasten the DC board. Then detach the DC board from the lower case. Removing the I/O Port Bracket See “Removing the Battery”...
  • Page 75: Removing The Speaker Set

    See “Removing the Main Board” on page 64. 10. Remove the four screws that secure the PCMCIA slot, then remove the PCMCIA slot from the lower case. Removing the Speaker Set See “Removing the Battery” on page 46. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 50. See “Removing the Keyboard”...
  • Page 76: System Upgrade Procedure

    System Upgrade Procedure Base Unit to Wireless Unit See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 50. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 57. See “Removing the RTC Battery” on page 57. See “Removing the MimiPCI Card Plate” on page 57. Secure the wireless LAN card antanna by four screws.
  • Page 77: Assembling The Main Unit

    Assembling the Main Unit Installing the Speaker Set Attach the speaker set to the lower case. Secure the speaker set to the lower case with the four screws. Then stick the tape fastening the speaker set cable. Installing the DC Board See “Installing the Speaker Set”...
  • Page 78: Installing The Hdd Bracket

    Connect the speaker set cable to the main board. Then stick the tape that fastens the speaker set cable. Connect the launch board cable to the main board. Installing the HDD Bracket See “Installing the Speaker Set” on page 68. See “Installing the DC Board”...
  • Page 79: Installing The Vga Heatsink Plate

    Installing the CPU Heatsink Plate See “Installing the Speaker Set” on page 68. See “Installing the DC Board” on page 68. See “Installing the PCMCIA Slot” on page 68. See “Installing the Main Board” on page 68. Place the CPU heatsink plate to the main board. Then secure the CPU heatsink plate with one screws. Installing the VGA Heatsink Plate See “Installing the Speaker Set”...
  • Page 80: Installing The Floppy Disk Drive Module

    Installing the Floppy Disk Drive Module See “Installing the Speaker Set” on page 68. See “Installing the DC Board” on page 68. See “Installing the PCMCIA Slot” on page 68. See “Installing the Main Board” on page 68. See “Installing the HDD Bracket” on page 69. See “Installing the CPU Heatsink Plate”...
  • Page 81: Installing The Upper Case Assemly

    Connect the touch pad cable to the touchpad board with a plastic tweezers. Installing the Upper Case Assemly See “Installing the Speaker Set” on page 68. See “Installing the DC Board” on page 68. See “Installing the PCMCIA Slot” on page 68. See “Installing the Main Board”...
  • Page 82: Installing The Thermal Module

    14. Connect the touchpad cable to the main board. Installing the Processor Lift up the CPU lever, then place the CPU back to the CPU socket carefully. Please remember to press the CPU lever after you put the CPU back to the socket. Installing the Thermal Module See “Installing the Speaker Set”...
  • Page 83: Installing The Mimipci Card Plate

    13. See “Installing the Processor” on page 73. 14. Place the thermal module to the main unit. 15. Secure the thermal module with the four screws. Then connect the thermal module cable to the main board. Installing the MimiPCI Card Plate See “Installing the Speaker Set”...
  • Page 84: Installing The Rtc Battery

    Installing the RTC Battery See “Installing the Speaker Set” on page 68. See “Installing the DC Board” on page 68. See “Installing the PCMCIA Slot” on page 68. See “Installing the Main Board” on page 68. See “Installing the HDD Bracket” on page 69. See “Installing the ODD Module”...
  • Page 85 See “Installing the CPU Heatsink Plate” on page 70. See “Installing the VGA Heatsink Plate” on page 70. See “Installing the Floppy Disk Drive Module” on page 71. 10. See “Installing the Touchpad Cable” on page 71. 11. See “Installing the Touchpad Board” on page 71. 12.
  • Page 86: Assembling The Lcd Module

    Assembling the LCD Module Installing the LCD Hinges Place the left hinge to the LCD panel. Secure the left hinge with one screw. Place the right hinge to the LCD panel. Fasten the right hinge with one screw. Installing the LCD Coaxial Cable See “Installing the LCD Hinges”...
  • Page 87 Attach the right bracket to the LCD. Fasten the right LCD bracket with four screws. Installing the 15” TFT LCD See “Installing the LCD Hinges” on page 77. See “Installing the LCD Coaxial Cable” on page 77. See “Installing the LCD Brackets” on page 77. Place the LCD to the LCD panel.
  • Page 88: Installing The Lcd Bezel

    See “Installing the LCD Brackets” on page 77. See “Installing the 15” TFT LCD” on page 78. Connect the inverter cable to the inverter board. Connect the inverter board to the LCD. NOTE: Please arrange the LCD inverter cable well to the LCD panel as the picture below shows when you reassemble the LCD module.
  • Page 89 Fasten the LCD bezel with the four screws. Then cover the four screw pads. Chapter 3...
  • Page 90: Installing The Lcd Module

    Installing the LCD Module Installing the LCD Module Place the LCD module to the main unit. Fasten the LCD module with the two screws on the bottom; one on the right and another one on the left. Secure the LCD hinge with the four screws; two on the right and two on the left. Connect the inverter cablet to the main board.
  • Page 91: Installing The Middle Cover

    Installing the Middle Cover See “Installing the Launch Board” on page 81. Connect the launch board cable to the launch board. Attach the middle cover to the main unit carefully. Then close the LCD panel and fasten the middle cover with your fingers on its ridge.
  • Page 92 Chapter 3...
  • Page 93: Installing The Hard Disk Drive Module

    Installing the Hard Disk Drive Module Inster the hard disk drive to the main unit. Then push it to the original position carefully. NOTE: Please attend the positive and negative of hard disk drive when insert the hard disk drive to the main unit.
  • Page 94: Installing The Modem Board

    Installing the Modem Board Connect the modem cable to the modem board. Place the modem board to the main unit carefully. Then fasten the modem board with the two screws. Place the modem cover back to the machine. Then secure the modem cover with one screw. Chapter 3...
  • Page 95: Installing The Memory Module

    Installing the Memory Module Insert the memory module to the DIMM slot. Put the DIMM cover back to the machine. Fasten the DIMM cover with the two screws. Chapter 3...
  • Page 96: Installing The Battery

    Installing the Battery Place the the battery back to the machine. Chapter 3...
  • Page 97: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test this model. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. Duplicate symptom and obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible.
  • Page 98: System Check Procedures

    System Check Procedures External Diskette Drive Check Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is required. NOTE: Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail.
  • Page 99: Power System Check

    Press F2 in the test items. Follow the instructions in the message window. NOTE: Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. A loose connection can cause an error. Power System Check To verify the symptom of the problem, power on the computer using each of the following power sources: Remove the battery pack.
  • Page 100: Touchpad Check

    Check the Battery Pack To check the battery pack, do the following: From Software: Check out the Power Management in control Panel In Power Meter, confirm that if the parameters shown in the screen for Current Power Source and Total Battery Power Remaining are correct.
  • Page 101: Power-On Self-Test (Post) Error Message

    Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is listed first. NOTE: Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU/Action column, if the FRU replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer.
  • Page 102: Index Of Error Messages

    Index of Error Messages Error Message List Error Messages Struck Key System CMOS checksum bad - Default configuration used Real time clock error Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used Invalid System Configuration Data Operating system not found FRU/Action in Sequence See ““Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check”...
  • Page 103 Error Message List No beep Error Messages Power-on indicator turns off and LCD is blank. Power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. Power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. But you can see POST on an external CRT. Power-on indicator turns on and a blinking cursor shown on LCD during POST.
  • Page 104: Post Codes

    POST Codes Code Beeps Verify Real Mode Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) Get CPU type Initialize system hardware Initialize chipset with initial POST values Set IN POST flag Initialize CPU registers Enable CPU cache Initialize caches to initial POST values Initialize I/O component Initialize the local bus IDE Initialize Power Management Load alternate registers with initial POST...
  • Page 105 Code Chapter 4 Beeps 2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice Check video configuration against CMOS Initialize PCI bus and devices Initialize all video adapters in system QuietBoot start (optional) Shadow video BIOS ROM Display BIOS copyright notice Display CPU type and speed Initialize EISA board Test keyboard Set key click if enabled...
  • Page 106 Code Beeps Initialize floppy controller Determine number of ATA drives (optional) Initialize hard-disk controllers Initialize local-bus hard-disk controllers Jump to UserPatch2 Build MPTABLE for multi-processor boards Install CD ROM for boot Clear huge ES segment register Fixup Multi Processor table Search for option ROMs.
  • Page 107 Code Code Chapter 4 Beeps Unknown interrupt Beeps Initialize the chipset Initialize the bridge Initialize the CPU Initialize the system timer Initialize system I/O Check force recovery boot Checksum BIOS ROM Go to BIOS Set Huge Segment Initialize Multi Processor Initialize OEM special code Initialize PIC and DMA Initialize Memory type...
  • Page 108: Index Of Symptom-To-Fru Error Message

    Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message LCD-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error LCD backlight doesn't work LCD is too dark LCD brightness cannot be adjusted Unreadable LCD screen Missing pels in characters Abnormal screen Wrong color displayed LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines displayed.
  • Page 109 Power-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Battery can’t be charged or discharged System hang during POST PCMCIA-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error System cannot detect the PC Card (PCMCIA) PCMCIA slot pin is damaged. PC Card cannot be inserted or ejected Memory-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Memory count (size) appears different from actual size.
  • Page 110 Power Management-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error The system doesn't resume from hibernation/ standby mode. The system doesn't resume from standby mode after opening the lid of the portable computer. Battery fuel gauge in Windows doesn’t go higher than 90%. System hangs intermittently. Peripheral-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error System configuration does not match the...
  • Page 111 Modem/LAN-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Internal modem does not work correctly. Internal LAN does not work correctly NOTE: If you cannot find a symptom or an error in this list and the problem remains, see “Undetermined Problems” on page 104. Chapter 4 Action in Sequence Phone cable...
  • Page 112: Intermittent Problems

    Intermittent Problems Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with a hardware defect, such as: cosmic radiation, electrostatic discharge, or software errors. FRU replacement should be considered only when a recurring problem exists. When analyzing an intermittent problem, do the following: Run the diagnostic test for the system board in loop mode at least 10 times.
  • Page 113: Undetermined Problems

    System Check” on page 90): 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 Hard disk drive...
  • Page 114 Chapter 4...
  • Page 115: Jumper And Connector Locations

    Jumper and Connector Locations Top View LIN1 Line-in/MIC Connector LOUT1 Line-out/S/PDIF Connector LAN Connector USB1, USB Connector USB2, USB3, USB4 INV1 LCD Inverter Cable Connector CRT1 CRT Connector TV-out Connector LCD1 LCD Coaxial Cable Connector WIN1 Mini PCI Socket VGA Chip North Bridge PRT1 Printer Connector...
  • Page 116: Bottom View

    Bottom View Modem Cable Connector Card Reader Slot 1394_1 IEEE 1394 Connector IR Connector Modem Board Connector DIMM Socket 1 DIMM Socket 2 SW1-1 SW1-2 Change Passwork Enabled Disabled BIOS Bootblock Erasable Enabled Disabled Chapter 5...
  • Page 117: Fru (Field Replaceable Unit) List

    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 118: Exploded Diagram

    Exploded Diagram Chapter 5...
  • Page 119 Picture Adapter Battery CASE/COVER/BRACKET ASSEMBLY Boards Chapter 5 Partname And Description ADAPTER 120W 3PIN LITEON PA- 1121-02AC RTC BATTERY BATTERY MODULE 12CELL SONY W/COVER BATTERY 12CELL SONY W/O COVER BATTERY COVER MODEM BOARD AMBIT AMBIT T60M283.10(01) BLUETOOTH & MODEM BOARD AMBIT T60M665.00 WIRELESS LAN BOARD 802.11G Part Number...
  • Page 120 Picture Cables Case/Cover/Bracket Assembly Partname And Description WIRELESS LAN BOARD 802.11ABG WNC DC-DC CHARGER BOARD LAUNCH BOARD POWER CORD 125V 3PIN US POWER CORD 3A 250V 3PIN UK POWER CORD 10A 250V 2PIN EUROPE CONTINENTAL POWER CORD 10A 250V AF POWER CORD 10A 250V SWISS POWER CORD 10A DEMARK POWER CORD 10A 250V ITALIAN 27.T30V1.008...
  • Page 121 Picture Chapter 5 Partname And Description HDD BRACKET HDD HOLDER HINGE CAP RIGHT HINGE CAP LEFT TOUCHPAD COVER LOWER CASE W/DIMM COVER & FOOT & MODEM COVER & SPEAKER MODEM COVER W/SCREW DIMM COVER W/SCREW Part Number 33.T30V1.002 33.T30V1.003 42.T30V1.002 42.T30V1.003 42.T30V1.006 60.A106V1.001...
  • Page 122 Picture Communication Module FDD/Floppy Disk Drive Partname And Description UPPER CASE W/O TOUCHPAD & TOUCHPAD COVER & TOUCHPAD KNOB BUTTON W/ COVER SWITCH CABLE & TOUCHPAD CABLE & SCROLL KEY BUTTON MIDDLE COVER W/LAUNCH BOARD W/NAME PLATE BLUETOOTH ANTENNA WIRELESS ANTENNA RIGHT (BLACK-MAIN) WIRELESS ANTENNA LEFT (GRAY-AUX)
  • Page 123 Picture HDD/ Hard Disk Drive Heatsink Keyboard Chapter 5 Partname And Description FDD BRACKET FDD CABLE HDD 40G 2.5 IN. 420RPM TOSHIBA PLUTO MK4025GAS HDD 60GB 2.5 IN. 4200RPM HGST MORAGA IC25N060ATMR04-0 08K0634 HDD 60GB/2.5 IN./4200RPM/ TOSHIBA NEPTUNE MK6021GAS HDD 60G HGST HTS548060M9AT00 VGA HEATSINK PLATE CPU HEATSINK PLATE...
  • Page 124 Picture Partname And Description KEYBOARD DARFON NSK- AC61D US-INT KEYBOARD SUNREX K020830T1/ UI US-INT KEYBOARD 85KEY SPANISH DARFON NSK-AC60S KEYBOARD 84KEY THAI DARFON NSK-AC603 KEYBOARD 85KEY BAZILIAN PROTUGESE DARFON NSK- AC61B KEYBOARD 85KEY UK DARFON NSK-AC60U KEYBOARD 85KEY GERMAN DARFON NSK-AC60G KEYBOARD 85KEY ITALIAN DARFON NSK-AC60E KEYBOARD 85KEY FRENCH...
  • Page 125 Picture Main Board Memory Chapter 5 Partname And Description LCD BRACKET RIGHT LCD BRACKET LEFT INVERTER CABLE LCD COAXIAL CABLE 15" LCD PANEL W/HINGE & LOGO LCD BEZEL 15.1" W/ICON PLATE HINGE PACK MAINBOARD W/O CPU & DC BOARD W/BRACKET & LAUNCH BOARD CABLE &...
  • Page 126 Picture Miscellaneous Optical Drive PCMCIA slot/PC card slot Partname And Description MEMORY DDR333 256MB MICRON MT8VDDT3264HDG- 335C3 MEMORY DDR333 256MB SAMSUNG M470L3224FT0-CB3 MEMORY DDR333 256MB NANYA NT256D64SH8BAGM-6K LOGO SCREW RUBBER LOWER SCREW RUBBER UPPER ICON PLATE NAME PLATE RUBBER FOOT TOUCHPAD KNOB ICON LABEL DVD-RW MODULE 2X PIONEER...
  • Page 127 Picture Pointing Device Speaker Screws Chapter 5 Partname And Description PCMCIA SLOT TOUCHPAD SYNAPTICS TM41P- SPEACK PACK LEFT/RIGHT SCREW SCREW SCREW SCREW SCREW SCREW SCREW SCREW SCREW SCREW Part Number 22.T30V1.001 56.17001.001 23.T30V1.002 34.00015.081 86.00B54.630 86.9A352.3R0 86.9A353.6R0 86.9A524.4R0 86.9A552.2R0 86.9A552.3R0 86.9A552.4R0 86.9A553.3R0 86.9A553.4R0...
  • Page 128: Appendix A Model Definition And Configuration

    Model Definition and Configuration Aspire 1500 Series Model Number 1501LMi Athlon 64 15.0” 3000+ SXGA+ 1502LMi Athlon 64 15.0” 3200+ SXGA+ Appendix A Memory (GB) 256x2 4xDVD Dual 256x2 4xDVD Dual Appendix A Card Wireless Reader 3-in-1 3-in-1...
  • Page 129: Appendix B 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 environment. Refer to the following lists for components, adapter cards, and peripherals which have passed these tests.
  • Page 130: Microsoft®Windows® Xp Environment Test

    ® ® Microsoft Windows Item Processor Memory Hard Disk Drive Floppy Disk Drive DVD-ROM Drive 8X CD-ROM Drive 24X DVD/CD-RW Combo DVD-Dual AC Adapter (3 pin) Power Cord Battery Li-Ion, 12cells Network Adapters LAN Ethernet/10baseT/100baseT XP Environment Test AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (2.0GHz) AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (1.8GHz) 256MB DDR333 Micron MT8VDDT3264HDG-335C3...
  • Page 131 US Robotics Megahertz 128K ISDN Card 405R17T7117M IBM OBI International ISDN PC Card Acer 211c 21” Viewsonic PF790 19” Acer FP751 17” TFT LCD IBM Color TFT LCD 14” Compaq Color Monitor NET Color Monitor 20” Mozo 17” TFT LCD (DVI)
  • Page 132 Item I/O - USB (Printer/Scanner) I/O - USB (Speaker/Joystick)) I/O - USB Camera I/O - USB Storage Drive I/O-USB Flash Drive I/O - USB Hub I/O - Access Point (802.11b) I/O Acess Point (802.11a/b) I/O Acess Point (802.11a) PCMCIA PCMCIA - ATA PCMCIA - USB 2.0 PCMCIA - 1394 PCMCIA-SCSI...
  • Page 133: Appendix C 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 134 Appendix C...
  • Page 135 AC Adapter 24 AFLASH Utility 41 Audio 18 Battery 23 battery pack charging indicator 11 BIOS 18 package 18 ROM size 18 ROM type 18 vendor 18 Version 18 BIOS Setup Utility 28 BIOS Supports protocol 18 BIOS Utility 28 Basic System Settings 33 Navigating 29 Onboard Device Configuration 36...
  • Page 136 Bottom View 107 Keyboard 18, 23 Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check 89 L2 cache 18 LCD 23 Mechanical Specification 26 media access on indicator 11 Memory Check 89 Model Definition 119 Modem 19 Notebook Manager hotkey 15 num lock on indicator 11 Online Support Information 124 Panel 5...
  • Page 137 Index...

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