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Aspire 5535/5235 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 5535/5235 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 5535/5235 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

    Acer eRecovery Management ........20...
  • Page 8 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List Aspire 5235/5535 Series Exploded Diagram ......122 Model Definition and Configuration Aspire 5235/5535 Series .
  • Page 9 Online Support Information Index Table of Contents...
  • Page 10 Table of Contents...
  • Page 11: System Specifications

    X2 dual-core mobile processor (ATRM70/72 for Aspire 5535) • ™ AMD Athlon X2 dual-core mobile processor (AAQL60/62 for Aspire 5535) • ™ Mobile AMD Sempron processor (SMPSI4025W for Aspire 5235) • AMD M780G chipset • ® Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300* •...
  • Page 12 Built-in microphone • Communication Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam* • WLAN: • ™ ™ Acer InviLink Nplify • ™ Acer InviLink 802.11b/g* • ® WPAN: Bluetooth 2.0+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)* • LAN: Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready • Modem: 56K ITU V.92; Wake-on-Ring ready •...
  • Page 13: System Block Diagram

    System Block Diagram DDR2 667/800MHz 667/800 MHz DDR2 667/800MHz 667/800 MHz CLK GEN. ICS9LPRS480BKLFT 71.09480.A03 RTM880N-796-VB-GRT 71.00880.A03 INT MIC Codec AZALIA ALC268 MIC In INT.SPKR OP AMP APA2057 Line Out (No-SPDIF) MODEM RJ11 MDC Card HDD SATA ODD SATA Chapter 1 AMD Giffin CPU G792 S1G2 (35W)
  • Page 14: Your Acer Notebook Tour

    Your Acer Notebook tour After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new computer. Front View Icon Acer Crystal Eye webcam Display screen Power button Empowering key Keyboard Touchpad 7/14 Status indicators Item Web camera for video communication (only for certain models).
  • Page 15: Closed Front View

    Icon Click buttons (left and right) Palmrest Speakers Microphone Easy-launch buttons VOL+/ Volume up/Volume VOL- down Closed Front View Icon Chapter 1 Item The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer.
  • Page 16: Right View

    Left View Icon External display (VGA) port Ethernet (RJ-45) port USB 2.0 ports Microphone-in jack Headphones/ speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support 5-in-1 card reader ExpressCard/54 slot Right View Icon Item Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based network.
  • Page 17: Rear View

    Icon Rear View Icon Chapter 1 Item Emergency eject hole Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. Note: Insert a paper clip to the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is off. Modem (RJ-11) port Connects to a phone line.
  • Page 18: Bottom View

    Bottom View Icon Battery bay Battery release latch Battery lock Memory compartment Hard disk bay Ventilation slots and cooling fan Item Description Houses the computer's battery pack. Releases the battery for removal. Locks the battery in position. Houses the computer's main memory. Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws).
  • Page 19: Indicators

    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.You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start, All Programs, and then Launch Manager to start the application.
  • Page 20: Touchpad Basics (With Two-Click Buttons)

    Touchpad basics (with two-click buttons) The following items show you how to use the touchpad with two-click buttons. Move your finger across the touchpad (1) to move the cursor. • Press the left (2) and right (3) buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and execution •...
  • Page 21: 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...
  • Page 22: Windows Keys

    Windows Keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Windows 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 23: Hot Keys

    <Fn> + < > <Fn> + < > Chapter 1 Function Hotkey help Displays help on hotkeys. Acer eSettings Launches Acer eSettings in Acer Empowering Technology. Acer ePower Launches Acer ePower Management in Acer Management Empowering Technology. Sleep Puts the computer in Sleep mode.
  • Page 24: Special Key (Only For Certain Models)

    Special Key (only for certain models) 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. Either press < > at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5> key at the upper-center of the keyboard.
  • Page 25: Acer Empowering Technology

    The Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer system. Activated by pressing the Empowering Key, it provides access to the following utilities: NOTE: The following content is for general reference only. Actual product specifications may vary.
  • Page 26: Empowering Technology Password

    Empowering Technology password You must set the Empowering Technology password to use the password protection feature of Acer eRecovery Management to protect your data. To set the Empowering Technology password: Launch Acer eRecovery Management. Click the Restore tab. Click Password settings. The Empowering Technology Password Center dialogue box pops up.
  • Page 27: Acer Eaudio Management (Only For Certain Models)

    Acer eAudio Management Acer eAudio Management allows you to easily control the enhanced sound effects of Dolby Home Theater on your system. Select Movie or Game mode to experience the awesome realism of 5.1-channel audio output from the speakers fitted to your system via Dolby Surround sound technology. Music mode lets you enjoy your favorite tunes, in vivid detail.
  • Page 28: Acer Epower Management

    To access this utility, select Acer ePower Management from the Empowering Technology toolbar, run the program from the Acer Empowering Technology program group in Start menu, or right-click the Windows power icon in the system tray and select Acer ePower Management.
  • Page 29: Acer Edatasecurity Management (Only For Certain Models)

    Battery status The quick menu shows the remaining battery life based on current usage. You can also launch the Acer ePower Management application and refer to the Battery status panel located just below the power plans. Click the Battery tab to view remaining battery life, battery status, and remaining battery life in standby and hibernate modes.
  • Page 30: Acer Erecovery Management

    Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management is a versatile backup utility. It allows you to create full or incremental backups, burn the factory default image to optical disc, and restore from previously created backups or reinstall applications and drivers. By default, user-created backups are stored to the D:\ drive.
  • Page 31 • Password settings • To use the password protection feature of Acer eRecovery Management to protect your data, you must first set the Empowering Technology password. To set the password, refer to the section "Empowering Technology password". NOTE: If your computer did not come with a Recovery CD or System CD, please use Acer eRecovery Management's Backup factory default to CD/DVD feature to burn a backup image to CD or DVD.
  • Page 32: Acer Esettings Management

    Acer eSettings Management Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications, set BIOS passwords and modify boot options. Acer eSettings Management also: Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigation. • Prints and saves hardware specifications. • Lets you set an asset tag for your system.
  • Page 33: Windows Mobility Center

    Windows Mobility Center also includes Acer-specific settings like sharing folders overview/sharing service on or off, Bluetooth Add Device (if applicable), and a shortcut to the Acer user guide, drivers and utilities. To launch Windows Mobility Center: Use the shortcut key <...
  • Page 34: 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>All Programs and click on Acer GridVista.
  • Page 35 NOTE: Please ensure that the resolution setting of the second monitor is set to the manufacturer's recommended value. Chapter 1...
  • Page 36: Hardware Specifications And Configurations

    X2 dual-core mobile processor (ATRM70/72 for Aspire 5535) ™ AMD Athlon X2 dual-core mobile processor (AAQL60/62 for Aspire 5535) ™ Mobile AMD Sempron processor (SMPSI4025W for Aspire 5235) AMD M780G chipset Socket S1g2 638-pin uFCPGA638 1.0375V to 1.3V Specification ™ AMD Turion AMD Athlon...
  • Page 37 CPU Fan True Value Table DTS(degree C) Fan Speed (rpm) 55-66 0-3300 68-74 3300-3800 78-83 3800-4100 86-91 4100-4800 ° Throttling 50%: On= 99 C; OFF=93 C ° OS shut down at 105 C; H/W shot down at 110 .C BIOS Item BIOS vendor BIOS Version...
  • Page 38 Memory Combinations Slot 1 512MB 512MB 512MB 1024MB 1024MB 1024MB 1024MB 2048MB 2048MB 2048MB 2048MB NOTE: Above table lists some system memory configurations. You may combine DIMMs with various capacities to form other combinations. On above table, the configuration of slot 1 and slot 2 could be reversed.
  • Page 39 Wireless Module 802.11b/g Item Protocol Interface Hard Disk Drive Interface Item Vendor & HGST Model Name HTS542512K9SA00 BRONCO-B LF SEAGATE ST9120817AS LF TOSHIBA MK1246GSX LF WD1200BEVS- 22UST0 ML125 LF Capacity 120000 (MB) Bytes per sector Data heads Drive Format Disks Spindle 5400 RPM speed...
  • Page 40 Optical Disc Drive Item Transfer rate (KB/sec) Buffer Memory 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 Specification Sustained: Max 3.6Mbytes/sec SATA Applicable disc format CD: CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD (multi-session), Video...
  • Page 41 Audio Interface Item Internal speaker / Quantity Video Memory Item Chipset Memory size Item Chipset USB Compliancy Level OHCI Number of USB port Location Serial port function control System Board Major Chips Item Core logic USB 2.0 Super I/O controller MODEM Bluetooth Wireless 802.11 b+g...
  • Page 42 Battery Item Vendor Battery Type Pack capacity Number of battery cell Package configuration LCD 15.4” inch Item Vendor & model name Screen Diagonal (mm) Display resolution (pixels) Pixel Pitch Pixel Arrangement Display Mode Typical White Luminance (NIT) also called Brightness Luminance Uniformity Contrast Ratio Response Time msec...
  • Page 43 System Power Management ACPI mode Suspend to RAM (S3) Save to Disk (S4) Chapter 1 Power Management CPU set power down VGA Suspend PCMCIA Suspend Audio Power Down Hard Disk Power Down CD-ROM Power Down Super I/O Low Power mode Also called Hibernation Mode.
  • Page 44 Chapter 1...
  • Page 45: 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 46: Navigating The Bios Utility

    Navigating the BIOS Utility There are five menu options: Information, Main, Security, Boot, and Exit. Follow these instructions: To choose a menu, use the left and right arrow keys. • To choose an item, use the up and down arrow keys. •...
  • Page 47: Information

    Information The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. I n f o r m a t i o n M a i n C P U Ty p e : C P U S p e e d : I D E 0 M o d e l N a m e : I D E 0 S e r i a l N u m b e r : ATA P I M o d e l N a m e :...
  • Page 48: 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. I n f o r m a t i o n M a i n S y s t e m Ti m e : S y s t e m D a t e : S y s t e m M e m o r y : E x t e n d e d M e m o r y :...
  • Page 49 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. The hours are displayed with 24-hour format. System Date Sets the system date. System Memory This field reports the memory size of the system.
  • Page 50: Security

    Security The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. I n f o r m a t i o n M a i n S u p e r v i s o r P a s s w o r d s : U s e r P a s s w o r d s : H D D P a s s w o r d i s S e t S u p e r v i s o r P a s s w o r d...
  • Page 51: Setting A Password

    The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Parameter Supervisor Password Is User Password Is HDD Password Is Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Set HDD Password Password on Boot NOTE: When you are prompted to enter a password, you have three tries before the system halts.
  • Page 52: Removing A Password

    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 53 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. Chapter 2...
  • Page 54: Boot

    Boot This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the diskette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM in module bay. I n f o r m a t i o n M a i n B o o t p r i o r i t y o r d e r : 1 : I D E H D D : X X X X X X X X X X X - ( X X )
  • Page 55: Exit

    Exit The Exit screen contains parameters that confirmed or discard the changes made to the parameters in the BIOS Setup Utility. I n f o r m a t i o n M a i n E x i t S a v i n g C h a n g e s E x i t D i s c a r d i n g C h a n g e s L o a d S e t u p D e f a u l t s D i s c a r d C h a n g e s...
  • Page 56: 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 Flash 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 Flash utility.
  • Page 57: 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 58 Chapter 2...
  • Page 59: 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 60: 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 61: 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 main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.
  • Page 62: Removing The Battery Pack

    Removing the Battery Pack Turn base unit over. Slide the battery lock/unlock latch to the unlock position. Slide the battery release latch to the release position to pop out the battery pack, then remove the battery pack from the main unit. Chapter 3...
  • Page 63: 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. Removing the ExpressCard dummy card Push the ExpressCard dummy card all the way in to eject it. Chapter 3...
  • Page 64: Removing The Lower Cover

    Pull it out from the slot. Removing the Lower Cover See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. Remove the four captive screws and the six screws (A) on the lower cover. Step Size (Quantity) M2.5 x L8 (6) Color Black 3.0 kgf-cm Torque...
  • Page 65: Removing The Dimm

    Use a plastic screw driver to carefully pry open the lower cover. Remove the lower cover from the lower case. Removing the DIMM See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 52.. Push out the latches on both sides of the DIMM socket to release the DIMM. Chapter 3...
  • Page 66: Removing The Wlan Board Modules

    Remove the DIMM module. Removing the WLAN Board Modules See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 52. Remove the white antenna cable that is taped to the WLAN board module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 67 Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN board. NOTE: There are 2 antenna cables connected to the WLAN board module. The Black antenna cable is connected to the MAIN connector and the Gray antenna cable is connected to the AUX connector. Move the antenna away from the WLAN board and remove the one screw (H) on the WLAN board to release the WLAN board.
  • Page 68: Removing The Hard Disk Drive Module

    Detach the WLAN board from the WLAN socket. NOTE: When attaching the antenna back to the WLAN board, make sure the cable are arranged properly. Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 52. Remove the one screw (C) securing the hard disk drive module.
  • Page 69 Slide the hard disk drive module away from the connector. Lift the hard disk drive module and remove it from the hard disk drive bay. NOTE: To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it. Remove the two adhesive tape covering the two screws.
  • Page 70: Removing The Optical Drive Module

    Remove the two screws (D) securing the hard disk to the bracket and remove the hard disk from the bracket. Step Size (Quantity) M3 x L4 (2) Removing the Optical Drive Module See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the Lower Cover”...
  • Page 71 Use a pin and push it inside the emergency eject hole to eject the odd drive tray. Carefully pull out the odd drive tray until the part of the module is visible and then slowly push back to close the tray into the module with the module still partially exposed. Slowly pull out the odd module from the odd drive bay.
  • Page 72 Remove the two screws (C) securing the locker bracket and remove the locker bracket from the optical disk drive module. Step Size (Quantity) Color Torque M2 x L3 (2) Silver 1.6 kgf-cm Chapter 3...
  • Page 73: Main Unit Disassembly Process

    Main Unit Disassembly Process Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart MAIN UNIT MIDDLE COVER KEYBOARD Ax2, Ex2 LCD MODULE A x 11, G x 4 UPPER CASE C x 1 MODEM CARD BLUETOOTH MAIN MODULE BOARD Screw List Item Screw M2 x L8 M2 x L3 M2.5 x L10 M2 x L4...
  • Page 74: Removing The Middle Cover

    Removing the Middle Cover See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. Use a plastic screw driver to pry loose the side of the middle cover. Carefully pry loose the middle cover from the latches securing it and remove the middle cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 75: Removing The Keyboard

    Removing the Keyboard See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62. Push down on the lock and release the latches securing the keyboard to the upper case. Carefully pry loose the keyboard and turn it over on the touchpad area. Chapter 3...
  • Page 76: Removing The Heatsink Fan Module

    Disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board to remove the keyboard. Removing the Heatsink Fan Module See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 52. Disconnect the heatsink fan connector from the main board. Chapter 3...
  • Page 77: Removing The Cpu Heatsink Module

    Remove the one screw (C) securing the heatsink fan module in place. Step Size (Quantity) M2 x L3 (1) Carefully lift up the heatsink fan module. Removing the CPU Heatsink Module See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 52. See “Removing the Heatsink Fan Module”...
  • Page 78: Removing The Cpu

    Remove the four screws securing the CPU heatsink module. Carefully remove the heatsink module from the system. Removing the CPU See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 52. See “Removing the Heatsink Fan Module” on page 64. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module”...
  • Page 79: Removing The Lcd Module

    Lift up carefully to remove the CPU. NOTE: When installing the CPU, make sure to install the CPU with PIN 1 at the corner as shown. Removing the LCD Module See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the SD dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the ExpressCard dummy card”...
  • Page 80 Turn over the system and remove the two screws (A) from the bottom of the left and right hinges. Step Size (Quantity) Color Torque M2.5 x L8 (2) Black 3.0 kgf-cm 10. Disconnect the LCD cable connector from the main board. Chapter 3...
  • Page 81 11. Carefully pull out the wireless antenna cables from the hole and release the cables from the latches. 12. Remove the two screws (E) from the left and right hinge of the LCD module. Step Size (Quantity) Color Torque M2.5 x L10 (2) Silver 3.0 kgf-cm Chapter 3...
  • Page 82: Separating The Upper Case From The Lower Case

    13. Carefully remove the LCD module from the base unit. NOTE: When connecting the cable back to the unit, please note that the cable should be routed well. Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the SD dummy card”...
  • Page 83 15. Disconnect the touchpad cable from the TPAD1 connector on the main board. 16. Disconnect the LED cable from LEDCN1 on the main board. Chapter 3...
  • Page 84 17. Disconnect the speaker cable from the INTSPK1 connector on the main board. 18. Remove the eleven screws (11 x A, 1 x G) from the bottom panel. Step Size (Quantity) 1~11 M2.5 x L8 (11) M2 x L4 (1) Color Black 3.0 kgf-cm...
  • Page 85: Removing The Led Board

    19. Turn the unit over and remove the three screws (G) from the top panel. Step Size (Quantity) M2 x L4 (3) 20. Gently remove the upper case from the lower case. Removing the LED Board See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the SD dummy card”...
  • Page 86 11. See “Removing the Heatsink Fan Module” on page 64. 12. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 65. 13. See “Removing the CPU” on page 66. 14. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 67. 15. See “Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case” on page 70. 16.
  • Page 87: Removing The Speaker Module

    18. Remove the one screw (C) securing the LED board. Step Size (Quantity) M2 x L3 (1) 19. Remove the LED board from the upper cover. Removing the Speaker Module See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the SD dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the ExpressCard dummy card”...
  • Page 88 11. See “Removing the Heatsink Fan Module” on page 64. 12. See “Removing the CPU Heatsink Module” on page 65. 13. See “Removing the CPU” on page 66. 14. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 67. 15. See “Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case” on page 70. 16.
  • Page 89: Removing The Touchpad Module

    18. Release the speaker cable from the latches. 19. Remove the speaker module from the upper case. Removing the Touchpad Module See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the SD dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the ExpressCard dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the Lower Cover”...
  • Page 90 13. See “Removing the CPU” on page 66. 14. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 67. 15. See “Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case” on page 70. 16. Remove the touchpad cable that is glued to the bracket. 17.
  • Page 91 18. Remove the two screws (C) securing the bracket to the upper case. Step Size (Quantity) Color Torque M2 x L2 (2) Silver 1.6 kgf-cm 19. Remove the touchpad bracket. Chapter 3...
  • Page 92: Removing The Modem Board

    20. Carefully pry loose and remove the touch pad board. WARNING:The touchpad board is glued to the upper case, only remove the touchpad board if it is defective. Removing the Modem Board See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the SD dummy card”...
  • Page 93 13. See “Removing the CPU” on page 66. 14. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 67. 15. See “Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case” on page 70. 16. Remove the one screw (C) securing the modem card. Step Size (Quantity) Color...
  • Page 94: Removing The Main Board

    18. Disconnect the cable from the modem board. Removing the Main Board See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the SD dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the ExpressCard dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 52. See “Removing the DIMM”...
  • Page 95 17. Disconnect the USB cable from the USBCN1 connector on the main board. 18. Disconnect the bluetooth cable from the BLUE1 connector on the main board. 19. Remove the one screw (C) securing the main board in place. Step Size (Quantity) Color Torque M2 x L3 (1)
  • Page 96: Removing The Usb Board Module

    20. Carefully remove the main board. Removing the USB Board Module See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the SD dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the ExpressCard dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 52. See “Removing the DIMM”...
  • Page 97 17. Remove the one screw (C) securing the USB board module to the lower case. Step Size (Quantity) Color Torque M2 x L3 (1) Silver 1.6 kgf-cm 18. Release the USB cable from the latch. 19. Remove the USB board module from the lower case. Chapter 3...
  • Page 98: Removing The Bluetooth Modules

    Removing the Bluetooth Modules See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the SD dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the ExpressCard dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 52. See “Removing the DIMM” on page 53. See “Removing the WLAN Board Modules”...
  • Page 99: Lcd Module Disassembly Process

    LCD Module Disassembly Process LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart LCD ASSEMBLY LCD FPC LEFT LCD CABLE BRACKET Screw List Item Screw M2.5 x L6 M2 x L4 Chapter 3 LCD MODULE DISASSEMBLY LCD MODULE LCD BEZEL RIGHT LCD BRACKET ANTENNAS Color Black Silver LCD BACK PANEL...
  • Page 100: Removing The Lcd Bezel

    Removing the LCD Bezel See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the SD dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the ExpressCard dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 52. See “Removing the WLAN Board Modules” on page 54. See “Removing the Middle Cover”...
  • Page 101: Removing The Lcd Panel With The Brackets

    12. Carefully pry open the LCD bezel and place the bezel on top of the LCD panel. Removing the LCD panel with the Brackets See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the SD dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the ExpressCard dummy card”...
  • Page 102: Removing The Inverter Board And Fpc Cable

    11. Disconnect the cable from the web camera. 12. Remove the five screws (5 x B) securing the LCD module. Step Size (Quantity) M2.5 x L6 (5) 13. Remove the LCD with the brackets from the back cover. Removing the Inverter Board and FPC Cable See “Removing the Battery Pack”...
  • Page 103 See “Removing the SD dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the ExpressCard dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 52. See “Removing the WLAN Board Modules” on page 54. See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62. See “Removing the Heatsink Fan Module”...
  • Page 104 13. Detach any adhesive tapes and any cable that is glued to the LCD panel. Chapter 3...
  • Page 105: Removing The Lcd Brackets

    14. Disconnect the FPC cable from the LCD panel. Removing the LCD Brackets See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the SD dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the ExpressCard dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 52. See “Removing the WLAN Board Modules”...
  • Page 106: Removing The Antennas

    Step Size (Quantity) M2 x L4 (4) Removing the Antennas See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the SD dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the ExpressCard dummy card” on page 51. See “Removing the Lower Cover” on page 52. See “Removing the WLAN Board Modules”...
  • Page 107: Removing The Web Camera

    13. Remove the left and right antenna cables together with the tapes holding them in place. NOTE: There is no need to remove the antenna unless you really need to replace it. Removing the Web Camera See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. See “Removing the SD dummy card”...
  • Page 108 12. Remove the Web camera from the back cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 109: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting 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 110: 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 111: Memory Check

    External keyboard If any of these devices do not work, reconnect the cable connector and repeat the failing operation. Memory Check Memory errors might stop system operations, show error messages on the screen, or hang the system. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostic program (please refer to main board. Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items.
  • Page 112: Check The Power Adapter

    Check the Power Adapter Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power adapter cable. See the following figure If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adapter. If the voltage is within the range, do the following: Replace the System board.
  • Page 113: 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 114: 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 115: Index Of Error Messages

    Index of Error Messages Error Code List Error Codes <No error code> <No error code> Error Message List Error Messages Failure Fixed Disk Stuck Key Keyboard error Keyboard Controller Failed Keyboard locked - Unlock key switch Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run Setup Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn...
  • Page 116 Error Message List Error Messages System timer error Real time clock error Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used Memory size found by POST differed from CMOS Diskette drive A error Incorrect Drive A type - run SETUP System cache error - Cache disabled CPU ID: DMA Test Failed Software NMI Failed...
  • Page 117 Error Message List No beep Error Messages No beep, power-on indicator turns off and LCD is blank. No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. But you can see POST on an external CRT.
  • Page 118: Phoenix Bios Beep Codes

    Phoenix BIOS Beep 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...
  • Page 119 Code Chapter 4 Beeps Advanced configuration of chipset registers Load alternate registers with CMOS values Initialize interrupt vectors POST device initialization 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...
  • Page 120 Code Beeps Detect and install external RS232 ports Configure non-MCD IDE controllers Detect and install external parallel ports Initialize PC-compatible PnP ISA devices Re-initialize onboard I/O ports Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices (optional) Initialize BIOS Area Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs) Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area Test and initialize PS/2 mouse Initialize floppy controller Determine number of ATA drives...
  • Page 121 Code Code Chapter 4 Beeps Prepare Boot Initialize DMI parameters Initialize PnP Option ROMs Clear parity checkers Display MultiBoot menu Clear screen (optional) Check virus and backup reminders Try to boot with INT 19 Initialize POST Error Manager (PEM) Initialize error logging Initialize error display function Initialize system error handler PnPnd dual CMOS (optional)
  • Page 122 Code Beeps Boot to Mini DOS Clear Huge Segment Boot to Full DOS Chapter 4...
  • Page 123: 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 LCD contrast cannot be adjusted Unreadable LCD screen Missing pels in characters Abnormal screen Wrong color displayed LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines displayed.
  • Page 124 Power-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error The system doesn’t power-off. Battery can’t be charged PCMCIA-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error System cannot detect the PC Card (PCMCIA) PCMCIA slot pin is damaged. Memory-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Memory count (size) appears different from actual size.
  • Page 125 Power Management-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error The system doesn't resume from hibernation mode. The system doesn't resume from standby mode after opening the LCD. 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 installed devices.
  • Page 126 Keyboard/Touchpad-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Touchpad does not work. Modem-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Internal modem 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 116. Action in Sequence Reconnect touchpad cable.
  • Page 127: 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 advanced diagnostic test for the system board in loop mode at least 10 times.
  • Page 128: Undetermined Problems

    System Check” on page 99.): 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 129: Jumper And Connector Locations

    Chapter 5 Jumper and Connector Locations Top and Bottom View Chapter 5...
  • Page 130 Chapter 5...
  • Page 131: 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 5730Z/5330 Series. Aspire 5730Z/5330 Series 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 Hardware...
  • Page 132: 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 133: 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 134: Aspire 5235/5535 Series Exploded Diagram

    Aspire 5235/5535 Series Exploded Diagram Chapter 6...
  • Page 135 Aspire 5235/5535 Series FRU List CATEGORY ADAPTER BATTERY BOARDS Chapter 6 PART NAME DESCRIPTION ADAPTER 65W ADT 65W SADP-65KB DELTA SADP-65KB DFA LF DELTA DFA LF LEVEL-4 ADAPTER 65W ADP 65W 3P SADP-65KB 3PIN DELTA SADP- BFJA DELT 65KB BFJA LF...
  • Page 136 AFRICA BK AFRICA BK POWER CORD 10A CODE SWISS 2.5A 250V 250V SWISS 3P BK POWER CORD 10A CODE 10A 250V 3P 250V 3PIN SWISS SWISS BK ACER OEM PURCHASE 56.ATR01.001 KI.SPM01.003 KI.SPM01.005 KI.SPM01.001 27.01518.541 27.T30V1.004 27.01518.731 27.T30V1.001 27.01518.641 27.01518.0U1 27.01518.531...
  • Page 137 CARD READER DUMMY DUMMY CARD CARD HOMA UNITLOAD COVER 60 BIGDOOR ASSY CP2 MIDDLE COVER 60 ASSY MIDDLE COVER CP2 TOUCHPAD 60 ASSY TP BKT CP2 BRACKET ACER OEM PURCHASE 27.01518.591 27.01518.701 27.01518.611 27.01518.711 27.01518.621 27.01518.661 27.01518.631 27.01518.721 27.01518.761 27.01518.781 27.03218.021...
  • Page 138 IC CPU ATHLON QL-60 ATHLON64X2 QL60 1.9G PGA 1.9G 1M 638 35W GRIFFIN B1 CPU AMD IC CPU ATHLON QL-62 ATHLON64X2 QL62 2.0G PGA 1.9G 1M 638 35W GRIFFIN B1 ACER OEM PURCHASE 60.ATR01.001 RESERVE RESERVE RESERVE RESERVE RESERVE 23.ATR01.001 23.ATR01.001 23.ATR01.001 60.ATR01.002...
  • Page 139 TURIONX2 ZM82 ZM-82 2.2G PGA 2.2G 2M 638 35W GRIFFIN B1 CPU AMD IC CPU SEMPRON SI-40 SEMPRONM SI40 2.0G (for Aspire 5235 PGA 2.0G 512K 638 only) 25W GRIFFIN B1 DVD-RW SUPER- ODD NSM8XS SUPER- MULTI MODULE 8X MULTI DRIVE...
  • Page 140 HDD 250GB HGST 5400RPM SATA HTS543225L9A300 HGST HTS543225L9A300 LF F/W:C40C HDD 250GB HDD 250GB WD 5400RPM SATA WD WD2500BEVS-22UST0 WD2500BEVS- 22UST0 ML125 F/ W:01.01A01 ACER OEM PURCHASE 33.ATR01.003 KH.12001.032 KH.12007.016 KH.12008.019 33.ATR01.003 KH.16007.019 KH.16008.022 KH.16001.034 KH.16004.003 33.ATR01.003 KH.25007.013 KH.25008.018 Chapter 6...
  • Page 141 FV5 BLACK 106KS UK UK KEYBOARD 17KB- KB DARFON NSK-AFF1F FV5 BLACK 106KS SL SLOVENI SLO/CRO KEYBOARD 17KB- KB DARFON NSK-AFF1D FV5 BLACK 105KS UI US-INTL INTERNATIONAL ACER OEM PURCHASE KH.25001.011 KH.25004.002 33.ATR01.003 KH.32007.004 KH.32001.008 KH.32004.001 KH.32008.013 60.ATR01.003 60.ATR01.003 60.ATR01.003 60.ATR01.003 60.ATR01.003...
  • Page 142 DK DANISH DANISH KEYBOARD 17KB- KB DARFON NSK-AFF0C FV5 BLACK 106KS CS CZECH CZECH KEYBOARD 17KB- KB DARFON NSK-AFF02 FV5 BLACK 105KS TW TAIWAN TRADITIONAL CHINESE ACER OEM PURCHASE KB.I1700.005 KB.I1700.007 KB.I1700.008 KB.I1700.009 KB.I1700.010 KB.I1700.011 KB.I1700.012 KB.I1700.014 KB.I1700.015 KB.I1700.017 KB.I1700.021 KB.I1700.024 KB.I1700.025...
  • Page 143 CAMERA 0.3M CN0314- SUYIN CN0314- SN30-OV03-1 SN30-OV03-1 CAMERA 0.3M CAMERA 0.3M BISON BN30V4O7- BN30V4O7-030 OV772 030 OV772 LCD BRACKET W/ HINGE LCD R CP2 LH HINGE RIGHT ACER OEM PURCHASE KB.I1700.033 KB.I1700.034 KB.I1700.035 KB.I1700.036 KB.I1700.037 KB.I1700.039 KB.I1700.041 6M.ATR01.002 19.TQ901.002 19.AR501.002 19.AUA01.002 19.AUA01.001...
  • Page 144 C.A. LCD CABLE CCD CABLE CP2 HT CAMERA 0.3M CAMERA 0.3M CN0314- SUYIN CN0314- SN30-OV03-1 SN30-OV03-1 CAMERA 0.3M CAMERA 0.3M BISON BN30V4O7- BN30V4O7-030 OV772 030 OV772 ACER OEM PURCHASE 33.ATR01.004 33.ATR01.005 33.ATR01.005 60.ATR01.005 60.ATR01.004 LK.15605.001 LK.15605.002 LK.15608.001 LK.1560D.001 6M.ATR01.003 19.TQ901.002 19.AR501.002 19.AUA01.002...
  • Page 145 NT1GT64UH8D0FN- 3C LF (0.07U) SODIMM 1GB DIMM 1GB DDRII667 ELPIDA EBE11UE6ACUA-6E-E EBE11UE6ACUA- 6E-E SODIMM 1GB SODIMM 1G DDRII667 HYNIX HYMP112S64CP6-Y5 HYMP112S64CP6- Y5 LF ACER OEM PURCHASE 33.ATR01.004 33.ATR01.004 33.ATR01.005 33.ATR01.005 60.ATR01.006 60.ATR01.004 LK.15605.001 LK.15605.002 LK.15608.001 LK.1560D.001 MB.AU901.001 FX.22500.023 KN.1GB0B.016 KN.1GB03.026 KN.1GB09.008...
  • Page 146 SODIMM 2GB SODIIMM 2G DDRII667 A-DATA HYOPE1B163BZ HYOPE1B163BZ LF NAME PLATE NAMEPLATE U-CASE AS5735 CP2 AS5735 LOGO PLATE FOR LBL ACER LOGO CNP LCD PANEL 7533ADHESIVE LCD SCREW RUB BEZEL CIRCLE RUBBER EIGER SCREW SCRW DIMM COVER STEEL NAGANO-1 SCREW M2.5X6(H=0.7~0.8MM)
  • Page 147 Chapter 6...
  • Page 148: Model Definition And Configuration

    Appendix A Model Definition and Configuration Aspire 5235/5535 Series Please click the clip icon below for model definition and configuration. Appendix A...
  • Page 149: 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 150: Microsoft® Windows® Vista Environment Test

    Bluetooth Device Vista Environment Test ® Specification Acer 211c 21”, ViewSonic G220F, ViewSonic PF790 19” Acer FP751 17” TFT LCD, Acer AL1521, Acer AL1721, ViewSonic VD201b, Westinghouse W37G, HP LP2065, HP S9500 Dell 3300MP Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro Dell USB Keyboard...
  • Page 151 Item PCMCIA Test LAN/Modem Card Storage Card 1394 Card USB2.0 Card Wireless Lan Card (Not recommended for wireless ready model) ISDN Card GPRS Card ExpressCard Test Express Card Memory Card Test (SD/MS/MMC/SM/CF/Microdrive/XD) SD Card MS Card MMC Card XD Card CF Card Appendix B Specification...
  • Page 152 Appendix B...
  • Page 153: 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 154 Appendix C...
  • Page 155 AFLASH Utility Antennas Audio Battery Pack BIOS vendor Version 33–44 BIOS Utility Navigating Onboard Device Configuration 37, 38 Security System Security Board Layout Top View brightness hotkeys caps lock on indicator computer on indicator CPU Fan True Value Table DIMM Module Display display hotkeys...
  • Page 156 Model Definition Modem Board Notebook Manager hotkey num lock on indicator Online Support Information Panel Bottom left PC Card Power System Check Battery Pack Power Adapter Processor Screw List speakers hotkey System Block Diagram System Check Procedures System Memory System Utilities Test Compatible Components touchpad hotkey...