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Aspire 5534 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
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  • Page 1 Aspire 5534 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 this service guide. Date Chapter Updates...
  • Page 3 Copyright Copyright © 2009 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

    Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: SCREEN MESSAGES NOTE WARNING CAUTION IMPORTANT NOTE: This symbol where placed in the Service Guide designates a component that should be recycled according to the local regulations. Denotes actual messages that appear on screen.
  • 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

    System Specifications Features ............1 System Block Diagram .
  • Page 8 Table of Contents Removing the Upper Cover ........62 Removing the Button Board .
  • Page 9 Aspire 5534 Exploded Diagrams ........
  • Page 10 Table of Contents...
  • Page 11: System Specifications

    2.5" hard disk drive • DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive • Multi-in-1 card reader Audio subsystem • Two built-in stereo speakers • High-definition audio support • MS-Sound compatible • Built-in microphone Communication • Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam* • WLAN: Chapter 1 Chapter 1...
  • Page 12: Privacy Control

    • Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/Draft-N* • Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g* • LAN: Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready Privacy control • BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords • Kensington lock slot Dimensions and Weight • 380 (W) x 259 (D) x 26.4/30.8 (H) mm (14.82 x 10.1 x 1.02/1.2 inches) •...
  • Page 13: System Block Diagram

    System Block Diagram VRAM 512MB 64M16 x 4 DDR3 LVDS Conn. ATI M92-S2 LP uFCBGA-631 CRT Conn. HDMI Conn. Port 2 Port 0 MINI Card 2 MINI Card 1 WWAN WLAN IO Board PWR Board TP Board LID SW/Cap sensor Board Power On/Off CKT.
  • Page 14: Your Notebook Tour

    Your Notebook Tour This section provides an overview of the features and functions of the notebook. Front View Icon Item Acer Crystal Eye Web camera for video communication. Webcam Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output.
  • Page 15: Closed Front View

    Icon Closed Front View Icon Chapter 1 Item Wireless LAN Enables / disables the WLAN function. communication button/indicator Touchpad toggle Turns the internal touchpad on and off. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Eject button Presses to eject the optical disk from the drive.
  • Page 16: Left View

    Left View Icon Right View Icon Item Kensington Lock Connects to a Kensington-compatible Slot computer security lock. Note: Wrap the computer security lock cable around an immovable object such as a table or handle of a locked drawer. Insert the lock into the notch and turn the key to secure the lock.
  • Page 17: Base View

    Base View Icon Battery bay Battery lock Memory compartment Hard Disk Bay Ventilation slots and/or cooling fan Battery Release Latch Chapter 1 Emergency eject Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. hole Note: Insert a paper clip to the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is off.
  • Page 18: Rear View

    Rear View Icon Battery bay Indicators The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. The battery indicator is visible even when the computer cover is closed. Icon Function Bluetooth Wireless LAN 3G communication Num Lock Caps Lock Battery Item Houses the computer's battery pack. Description Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication.
  • Page 19: Touchpad Basics

    TouchPad Basics The following items show you how to use the TouchPad: • 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 functions.
  • Page 20: Using The Keyboard

    Using the Keyboard Your Aspire 5534 notebook has a close-to-full-sized keyboard and an embedded numeric keypad, separate cursor, lock, function and special keys. Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
  • Page 21: Windows Keys

    Windows Keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Windows key Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button; it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of functions: <...
  • Page 22: Hot Keys

    Hot Keys The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness and volume output. To activate hotkeys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Hotkey Icon <Fn>...
  • Page 23: Special Keys

    Special Keys You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. The Euro symbol Open a text editor or word processor. Hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5> key at the upper-center of the keyboard. NOTE: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol.
  • Page 24: Hardware Specifications And Configurations

    Support for DDR2 memories up to DDR2-800 • ATI HyperMemory™ • Supports PCI-E Gen2 (version 2.0). • A-Link Express II Interface AMD SB710 A13 chipset 21MM 528-FCBGA Specification Core Acer P/N Voltage Variable KC.AL002.310 Variable KC.ATF02.200 SPL Spec (dBA) Specification Specification Chapter 1...
  • Page 25 Item Features System Memory Item Memory size DIMM socket number Supports memory size per socket Supports maximum memory size Supports DIMM type Supports DIMM Speed Video Specifications Item Chipset Package Features Hard Disk Drive Interface Item Vendor & Model Hitachi HTS545050B9A300 Name Capacity (MB)
  • Page 26 Item Data heads Drive Format Disks Spindle speed (RPM) Performance Specifications Buffer size Interface Internal transfer rate (Mbits/sec, max) I/O data transfer rate (Mbytes/sec max) DC Power Requirements Voltage Item Vendor & Model Seagate ST9250315AS Name Capacity (MB) Bytes per sector Data heads Drive Format Disks...
  • Page 27 Item Disks Spindle speed (RPM) Performance Specifications Buffer size Interface Internal transfer rate (Mbits/sec, max) I/O data transfer rate (Mbytes/sec max) DC Power Requirements Voltage Item Vendor & Model Western Digital WD1600BEVT- Name 22ZCTO Capacity (MB) Bytes per sector Data heads Drive Format Disks Spindle speed...
  • Page 28 Super-Multi Drive Module Item Vendor & model name HLDS GU10N Performance With CD Diskette Specification Transfer rate (MB/sec) Sustained: Buffer Memory Interface Applicable disc formats CD R/RW • DVD R/RW • Loading mechanism Emergency Release (draw open hole) Power Requirement Input Voltage Item Specification...
  • Page 29 LCD 15.6” Item Vendor/model name Screen Diagonal (mm.) Display Area (mm) Display resolution (pixels) Pixel Pitch (mm) Typical White Luminance (cd/ ) also called Brightness Contrast Ratio Response Time (Optical Rise Time/Fall Time) msec Typical Power Consumption (watt) Weight (without inverter) Physical Size (mm) Electrical Interface Viewing Angle (degree)
  • Page 30 Item Features Mini Card Item Number Supported Features Camera Item Vendor and model Suyin Rose_2G Type CMOS image sensor Interface USB 2.0 Optical aperture F/2.4 Focusing range 40CM - infinity Dimensions (L x W x H 65X 8.0X 3.79+/-0.2mm Sensor type CMOS Pixel resolution 640 x 480...
  • Page 31 Item Pack capacity Number of battery cells Package configuration Chapter 1 Specification 4400 mAh 3S2P...
  • Page 32 Chapter 1...
  • Page 33: 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 34: Information

    Information The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. Information Main Advanced C P U Ty p e C P U Ty p e C P U S p e e d C P U S p e e d H D D M o d e l N a m e : H D D M o d e l N a m e : H D D S e r i a l N u m b e r :...
  • Page 35: Main

    Main The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable boot option and recovery. Information Main Advanced S y s t e m T i m e : S y s t e m T i m e : S y s t e m D a t e : S y s t e m D a t e : T o t a l M e m o r y :...
  • Page 36: Advanced

    Advanced The Advanced screen allows the user to configure the various advanced BIOS options. IMPORTANT: Making incorrect settings to items on these pages may cause the system to malfunction. Unless you have experience adjusting these items, we recommend that you leave these settings at the default values. If making settings to items on these pages causes your system to malfunction or prevents the system from booting, open BIOS and choose Load Optimal Defaults in the Exit menu to boot up normally.
  • Page 37 Parameter Peripheral Enter the Peripheral Configuration menu. Configuration Enter the IDE Configuration menu. Configuration Video Enter the Video Configuration menu. Configuration Enter the USB Configuration menu. Configuration Chipset Enter the Chipset Configuration menu. Configuration ACPI Table/ Enter the ACPI Table/Features Control Features Control menu.
  • Page 38: Security

    Security The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Information Main Advanced S u p e r v i s o r P a s s w o r d I s : S u p e r v i s o r P a s s w o r d I s : U s e r P a s s w o r d I s : U s e r P a s s w o r d I s :...
  • Page 39: Setting A Password

    Setting a Password Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password: Use the ↑ and ↓ keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears: C o n f i r m N e w P a s s w o r d Type a password in the “Enter New Password”...
  • Page 40: Changing A Password

    Changing a Password Use the ↑ and ↓ keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears. E n t e r C u r r e n t P a s s w o r d C o n f i r m N e w P a s s w o r d Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter.
  • Page 41: Power

    Power The Power screen allows the user to configure CPU and power management options. Information Main Advanced A d v a n c e d C P U C o n t r o l A d v a n c e d C P U C o n t r o l A C P I S 1 : A C P I S 1 : A C P I S 3 :...
  • Page 42: Boot

    Boot This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the USB diskette drives, the onboard hard disk drive and the DVD drive in the module bay. Information Main Advanced B o o t p r i o r i t y o r d e r : B o o t p r i o r i t y o r d e r :...
  • Page 43: Exit

    Exit The Exit screen allows you to save or discard any changes you made and quit the BIOS Utility. Information Main Advanced E x i t S a v i n g C h a n g e s 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 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...
  • Page 44: 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. • Chapter 2...
  • Page 45: Dos Flash Utility

    DOS Flash Utility Perform the following steps to use the DOS Flash Utility: Press F2 during boot to enter the Setup Menu. Select Boot Menu to modify the boot priority order, for example, if using USB HDD to Update BIOS, move USB HDD to position 1.
  • Page 46: Winflash Utility

    WinFlash Utility Perform the following steps to use the WinFlash Utility: Double click the WinFlash executable. Click OK to begin the update. A progress screen displays. When the process is complete, close all programs and applications and reboot the system. Chapter 2...
  • Page 47: Remove Hdd/Bios Password Utilities

    Remove HDD/BIOS Password Utilities This section provide you with removing HDD/BIOS method: Remove HDD Password: When the user keys in the wrong password three times, the system reports the following error code to user. To unlock the HDD password, perform the following steps: Press Enter to display the Select Item screen.
  • Page 48: Removing Bios Passwords

    Removing BIOS Passwords: If you key in the wrong Supervisor Password three times, System Disabled displays on the screen. See the image below. To reset the BIOS password, run clnpwd.exe as follows: From a DOS prompt, Execute clnpwd.exe Press 1 or 2 to clean the desired password shown on the screen. The on-screen message determines whether the function is successful or not.
  • Page 49: Miscellaneous Utilities

    Miscellaneous Utilities Using Boot Sequence Selector Boot Sequence Selector allows the boot order to be changes without accessing the BIOS. To use Boot Sequence Selector, perform the following steps: Enter into DOS. Execute BS.exe to display the usage screen. Select the desired boot sequence by entering the corresponding sequence, for example, enter BS2 to change the boot sequence to HDD|CD ROM|LAN|Floppy.
  • Page 50 Example 1: Read DMI Information from Memory Input: dmitools /r Output: Manufacturer (Type1, Offset04h): Acer Product Name (Type1, Offset05h): Aspire 5534 xxxxx Serial Number (Type1, Offset07h): 01234567890123456789 UUID String (Type1, Offset08h): xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx Asset Tag (Type3, Offset04h): Acer Asstag Example 2: Write Product Name to EEPROM...
  • Page 51 Chapter 2...
  • Page 52 Chapter 2...
  • Page 53: 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 Flat screwdriver Philips screwdriver Plastic flat screwdriver...
  • Page 54: 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 55: External Module Disassembly Process

    External Module Disassembly Process NOTE: The product previews seen in the disassembly procedures may not represent the final product color or configuration. External Modules Disassembly Flowchart Remove Dummy Card Remove DIMMs Screw List Step Screw HDD Module M2.5*3 HDD Carrier M3*3 WLAN Board M2*3...
  • Page 56: Removing The Battery Pack

    Removing the Battery Pack Turn the computer over. Slide the battery lock/unlock latch to the unlock position. Slide and hold the battery release latch to the release position (1), then slide out the battery pack from the main unit (2). Chapter 3...
  • Page 57: Removing The Hard Disk Drive Module

    Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 46 Loosen the two captive screws in the HDD Cover. Lift the HDD cover up using the finger tab to remove. Six tabs hold the door in place. Remove the two screws securing the HDD Module in place.
  • Page 58 Step HDD Module M2.5*3 Slide the HDD in the direction of the arrow to disconnect the HDD from the interface connector. Lift the hard disk drive module out of the bay. NOTE: To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it. Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 59: Removing The Optical Disk Drive Module

    Remove the four screws (two each side) securing the hard disk to the carrier. Step HDD Carrier M3*3 Remove the HDD from the carrier. Removing the Optical Disk Drive Module See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 46 Loosen the three captive screws in the HDD Cover. Chapter 3 Size Quantity...
  • Page 60 Lift the HDD cover up using the finger tab to remove. Six tabs hold the door in place. Remove the screw securing the ODD module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 61 Step ODD Module M2.5*3 Slide the ODD module out of the assembly Remove the screws securing the ODD bracket and remove the ODD bracket from the optical disk drive module. Chapter 3 Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 62 Step ODD Bracket M2*3 Insert an appropriate tool into the manual ODD tray release to open the ODD tray. Press down on the ODD bezel securing clip and pull the bezel out of the ODD. Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 63: Removing The Dimm Module

    Removing the DIMM Module See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 46 Loosen the two captive screws in the Memory Cover. Lift the Memory Cover up to remove. Pull up using the thumb tab (indicated by the circle below) to release the seven clips securing the cover in place.
  • Page 64 Remove the DIMM. Push out the release latches on both sides of SODIMM socket 0 to release the DIMM. Remove the DIMM. Chapter 3...
  • Page 65 Chapter 3...
  • Page 66: Removing The Wlan Board

    Removing the WLAN Board See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 46. Loosen the two captive screws in the HDD Cover. Lift the HDD cover up to remove. Use the finger tab to release the six clips securing the cover in place. NOTE: The HDD is also located under this cover.
  • Page 67 Remove the single screw securing the WLAN Board in place. Step WLAN Board M2*3 Remove the WLAN Board from the Mainboard. Chapter 3 Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 68: Main Unit Disassembly Process

    Main Unit Disassembly Process IMPORTANT: Cable paths and positioning may not represent the actual model. During the removal and replacement of components, ensure all available cable channels and clips are used and that the cables are replaced in the same position. NOTE: The product previews seen in the disassembly procedures may not represent the final product color or configuration.
  • Page 69 Step I/O Board M2.5*6 Mainboard M2.5*6 Mainboard (Fan) M2.5*6 LCD Module M2.5*6 M2.5*6 Thermal Module M2.5*6 (spring tension) Chapter 3 Screw Quantity Part No. 86.PEA02.007 86.PEA02.007 86.PEA02.007 86.PEA02.007 86.PEA02.007 86.PEA02.004...
  • Page 70: Removing The Keyboard

    Removing the Keyboard IMPORTANT: The keyboard is easily warped or damaged during the removal process. Take care not to use excessive force when removing the keyboard and replace if any damage occurs. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 46. Turn the computer rightside up and open the lid to the full extent.
  • Page 71 Open the Keyboard FFC securing latch as shown, then disconnect the FFC and remove the Keyboard. Chapter 3...
  • Page 72: Removing The Upper Cover

    Removing the Upper Cover Remove all external modules. See “External Modules Disassembly Flowchart” on page 45. Remove the screws securing the Upper Cover to the Lower Cover. Step Upper Cover M2.5*8 Turn the computer over and disconnect the following cables from the Mainboard: Disconnect the Speaker Cable as shown.
  • Page 73 Release the locking latch and disconnect the Power Board FFC as shown. Release the locking latch and disconnect the Button Board FFC as shown. Release the locking latch and disconnect the Media Board FFC as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 74 Remove the seven securing screws from the Upper Cover. Step Upper Cover M2.5*6 Starting at a top corner, pry apart the Upper and Lower Covers as shown. Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 75 Working from the back corners toward the back center, pry apart the covers to release the securing hooks on the top edge as shown. Lift the cover away from the assembly. Chapter 3...
  • Page 76: Removing The Button Board

    Removing the Button Board IMPORTANT: The Touchpad Board cannot be removed individually. To replace the Button Board, replace the entire Upper Cover. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 62. Remove the mylar sheet covering the Button Board. Lift the securing latch and disconnect the single FFC connecting the Button Board to the Touchpad. Pull the Mainboard FFC through the opening in the upper cover and separate it from the adhesive securing it in place.
  • Page 77 Remove the three screws securing the button board to the Upper Cover. Step Button Board M2*3 Pull the Mainboard FFC through the cover as shown. IMPORTANT: Ensure that the FFC is not torn off during removal. Chapter 3 Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 78: Removing The Touchpad Bracket

    Removing the Touchpad Bracket See “Removing the Button Board” on page 66. Remove the single screw securing the Touchpad Bracket to the Upper Cover. Step TouchPad Bracket M2*3 Pull the bracket up from under the securing tabs along the top edge. NOTE: It may be necessary to use a tool to first push the securing tabs back so that the bracket may be more readily removed.
  • Page 79 Chapter 3...
  • Page 80: Removing The Power Board

    Removing the Power Board See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 62. Remove the single screw securing the Power Board to the Lower Cover. Step Power Board M2.5*3 Pull the FFC up to remove it from the adhesive securing it to the Speaker Module. Tilt the board 90 degrees to clear the securing tab.
  • Page 81 Lift the Power Board from the Lower Cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 82: Removing The Speaker Modules

    Removing the Speaker Modules See “Removing the Power Board” on page 70. Remove the four screws securing the Speakers to the Upper Cover. Step Speaker Module M2.5*3 Lift the right side speaker out from the Lower Cover and peel back the mylar to expose the speaker wire as shown.
  • Page 83 Lift the right side speaker out from the Lower Cover as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 84: Removing The Media Board

    Removing the Media Board See “Removing the Speaker Modules” on page 72. Remove the single screw securing the Media Board to the Lower Cover. Step Media Board M2.5*3 Peel back any mylar adhered to the Media Board. Tilt the Media Board up to clear the securing pins. Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 85 Remove the Media Board, pulling the FFC through the cover as shown. IMPORTANT: Ensure that the FFC is not torn off during removal. Chapter 3...
  • Page 86: Removing The Bluetooth Module

    Removing the Bluetooth Module See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 62. Disconnect the cable from the Bluetooth Module. Lift the Bluetooth Module, left side first, to remove it from the Lower Cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 87: Removing The I/O Board

    Removing the I/O Board See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 62. Open the locking latch and disconnect the FFC from the Mainboard. Disconnect the cable from the Mainboard. Remove the single screw securing the I/O Board to the Lower Cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 88 Step I/O Board M2.5*6 Tilt the board up as indicated and carefully flip the board over. Remove the adhesive securing the I/O Board cable to the Lower Cover. Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 89 Disconnect the I/O Board Cable from the I/O Board. Chapter 3...
  • Page 90: Removing The Dc-In Cable

    Removing the DC-In Cable See “Removing the I/O Board” on page 77. Remove the DC-In Socket from the well on the bottom cover. Remove the DC cable from the securing clips as shown. NOTE: If replacing the DC cable, the mainboard must be lifted to access the connector. See “Removing the Mainboard”...
  • Page 91: Removing The Mainboard

    Removing the Mainboard See “Removing the DC-In Cable” on page 80. Disconnect the Microphone cable from the Mainboard. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the Mainboard. Chapter 3...
  • Page 92 Remove the two screws securing the Mainboard and Fan to the Lower Cover as indicated. Step Mainboard M2.5*6 Lift the Mainboard right side first to release the I/O ports and separate the board from the Lower Cover. NOTE: Please detach the mainboard and follow local regulations for disposal. Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 93 Reach under the mainboard to unplug the LVDS cable. Disconnect the DC-In Cable from the mainboard. Chapter 3...
  • Page 94: Removing The Lcd Module

    Removing the LCD Module See “Removing the Mainboard” on page 81. Lift the adhesive strip securing the WLAN cables in place. Remove the sponge securing the cables in the cable channel Remove the Antenna cables from the cable channel on the Lower Cover as shown, all the way to the hinge well.
  • Page 95 Remove the three screws on the rear of the Lower Cover securing the LCD Module to the Lower Cover. Step LCD Module M2.5*6 IMPORTANT: Ensure that the LCD cables are free from all cable clips before removing the LCD Module. Using both hands, lift the LCD Module away from the Lower Cover.
  • Page 96: Removing The Fan

    Removing the Fan See “Removing the Mainboard” on page 81. Disconnect the fan cable from the Mainboard. Remove the single screw securing the fan to the Mainboard. Step M2.5*6 Lift the fan away from the Mainboard. Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 97 Chapter 3...
  • Page 98: Removing The Thermal Module

    Removing the Thermal Module See “Removing the Fan” on page 86. Remove the four screws securing the Thermal Module to the Mainboard in the following order: 1, 2, 3, 4. Step Thermal Module M2.5*6 Grasp the Thermal Module by the CPU heat sink and lift clear of the Mainboard as shown. Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 99: Removing The Cpu

    Removing the CPU See “Removing the Thermal Module” on page 88. Using a flat blade screw driver, rotate the CPU screw 180° counter clockwise to release the CPU from the socket. Lift the CPU clear of the socket. Chapter 3...
  • Page 100: Lcd Module Disassembly Process

    LCD Module Disassembly Process IMPORTANT: Cable paths and positioning may not represent the actual model. During the removal and replacement of components, ensure all available cable channels and clips are used and that the cables are replaced in the same position. NOTE: The product previews seen in the disassembly procedures may not represent the final product color or configuration.
  • Page 101: Removing The Lcd Bezel

    Removing the LCD Bezel See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 84. Remove the four screw covers and four screws securing the front bezel to the LCD cover. Step LCD Bezel M2.5*4 Starting from the inside top edge, pry the bezel away from the panel. Continue moving along the top, prying the bezel away from the LCD Module.
  • Page 102 Pry apart the hinge covers as shown. Release the bottom edges of the LCD Module. Lift up the bezel and remove it from the LCD Module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 103 Chapter 3...
  • Page 104: Removing The Camera Board

    Removing the Camera Board See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 91. Remove the Camera Board from the LCD Module. Disconnect the cable from the Camera Board as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 105: Removing The Lcd Panel

    Removing the LCD Panel See “Lift up the bezel and remove it from the LCD Module.” on page 92. Remove the four screws securing the LCD Panel to the LCD Module. Step LCD Panel M2*3 Lift the LCD Panel out of the LCD Module front edge first. Chapter 3 Size Quantity...
  • Page 106: Removing The Fpc Cable

    Removing the FPC Cable See “Removing the LCD Panel” on page 95. Turn the LCD panel over on a clean surface. Lift the camera cable to detach the adhesive securing the cable to the LCD Panel. Carefully lift the adhesive tape securing the LVDS cable connector to the LCD Panel. Hold the adhesive tape clear of the LCD Panel.
  • Page 107 Disconnect the LCD cable as shown and remove the cable from the LCD Panel. Chapter 3...
  • Page 108: Removing The Lcd Brackets

    Removing the LCD Brackets See “Removing the LCD Panel” on page 95. Pick up the antenna cable so the bracket can clear the cable. Lift the top of the left LCD Bracket up and slide out from under the antenna cable. Lift the top of the right LCD Bracket up and slide out from under the antenna cable.
  • Page 109: Removing The Microphone

    Removing the Microphone See “Removing the LCD Panel” on page 95. Remove the tape securing the Microphone cable to the antenna cables. Remove the Microphone cable from the shielding along the bottom edge of the LCD Cover. Lift up the shielding where it covers the Microphone cable and lift the cable as shown to remove the adhesive securing it to the LCD Cover.
  • Page 110 Chapter 3...
  • Page 111: Removing The Antennas

    Removing the Antennas See “Removing the LCD Panel” on page 95. Remove the tape securing the Microphone cable to the antenna cables. Lift up the shielding holding the right Antenna cable in place. Ensure that the cable is free from all fasteners.
  • Page 112 Lift up the shielding holding the left Antenna cable in place. Ensure that the cable is free from all fasteners. Carefully pry up the left Antenna pad and remove the pad from the LCD Module. IMPORTANT: A strong adhesive is used to secure the Antenna pad in place. Take care not to bend the pad during removal.
  • Page 113: Lcd Module Reassembly Procedure

    LCD Module Reassembly Procedure Replacing the Antennas Adhere the Left Antenna Pad (White cable) to the LCD Cover as shown. Replace the shielding to secure the left Antenna cable in place. Ensure that the cable passes under all fasteners. Adhere the Left Antenna Pad (Black cable) to the LCD Cover as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 114: Replacing The Microphone

    Replace the shielding to secure the right Antenna cable in place. Ensure that the cable passes under all fasteners. Replacing the Microphone Push the Microphone Module in place as shown. Press the cable onto the LCD cover as shown to secure it in place. Adhere the shielding tabs where they cover the Microphone cable.
  • Page 115: Replacing The Lcd Brackets

    Secure the Microphone cable under the shielding tabs along the bottom edge of the LCD Cover. Apply tape to secure the Microphone cable to the antenna cables. Replacing the LCD Brackets Lift the antenna cable and slide the left LCD Bracket under the antenna cable. Chapter 3...
  • Page 116 Place the LCD bracket on the LCD cover so the LCD Cover pins penetrate the bracket. Lift the antenna cable and slide the right LCD Bracket under the antenna cable. Place the LCD bracket on the LCD cover so the LCD Cover pins penetrate the bracket. Chapter 3...
  • Page 117: Replacing The Fpc Cable

    Replacing the FPC Cable Connect the LCD cable as shown. Adhere the clear adhesive tape to the LCD Panel. Adhere the camera cable to the LCD Panel. Chapter 3...
  • Page 118: Replacing The Lcd Panel

    Replacing the LCD Panel Place the LCD Panel into of the LCD Cover back edge first, aligning the pins with the holes in the mounting tabs. Insert the four screws to secure the LCD Panel to the LCD Module. Step LCD Panel M2*3 Size...
  • Page 119: Replacing The Camera Board

    Replacing the Camera Board Connect the cable to the Camera Board as shown. Place the Camera Board into the LCD Module so that the mounting pins are aligned and press down to secure to the adhesive. NOTE: Be sure the magnet rests next to the post on the LCD cover as shown. Replacing the LCD Bezel Route the LVDS cable through the cable channel and hinge cover as shown.
  • Page 120 Route the Antenna cables and microphone cable through the cable channel and hinge cover as shown. Connect the left and right hinge cover part of the LCD bezel, making sure that the cables pass through the holes. Press down on the bottom edge of the bezel until the securing clips snap into place. Continue pressing down along the edges, working towards the top of the LCD Module.
  • Page 121 IMPORTANT:If any of the clips do not readily snap into place, check to make sure that none of the cables have been incorrectly routed and are blocking the clip. Chapter 3...
  • Page 122: Main Unit Reassembly Process

    Main Unit Reassembly Process Replacing the LCD Module Using both hands, place the LCD Module into the Lower Cover. Replace the three screws on the rear of the Lower Cover to secure the LCD Module to the Lower Cover. Step LCD Module M2.5*6 Insert the Microphone cable into the securing clips as shown.
  • Page 123: Replacing The Cpu

    Insert the Antenna cables into the cable channel on the Lower Cover as shown, pushing the cables through the penetration to the bottom of the cover. Replace the adhesive strip to secure the WLAN cables in place. Replacing the CPU Place the CPU into the socket.
  • Page 124: Replacing The Thermal Module

    Using a flat blade screw driver, rotate the CPU screw 180° clockwise to lock the CPU into the socket. Replacing the Thermal Module IMPORTANT: Ensure all heat pads are in place before replacing the Thermal Module. The following thermal pads are approved for use: Eapus XR-PE •...
  • Page 125 Grasp the Thermal Module by the CPU heat sink and place onto the Mainboard as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 126: Replacing The Fan

    Insert the four screws to secure the Thermal Module to the Mainboard in the following order: 1, 2, 3, 4. Step Thermal Module M2.5*6 Replacing the Fan Place the fan onto the Mainboard. Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 127 Insert the single screw to secure the fan to the Mainboard. Step M2.5*6 Connect the fan cable to the Mainboard. Chapter 3 Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 128: Replacing The Mainboard

    Replacing the Mainboard Connect the DC-In Cable to the mainboard. Reach under the mainboard to plug in the LVDS cable. Insert the Mainboard right side first, aligning the I/O ports with the Lower Cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 129 Insert the LVDS cable into the cable channel as shown. Insert the DC-In cable into the securing clips as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 130 Insert the two screws securing the Mainboard and Fan to the Lower Cover as indicated. Step Mainboard M2.5*5 Connect the Microphone Cable to the Mainboard. Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 131: Replacing The I/O Board

    Replacing the I/O Board Connect the I/O Board Cable to the I/O Board. Apply the adhesive to secure the I/O Board cable to the Lower Cover. Insert the board into the lower cover so the white tab is under the securing clip in the lower cover, taking care to align the screw holes.
  • Page 132 Insert the single screw to secure the I/O Board to the Lower Cover. Step I/O Board M2.5*6 Connect the cable to the Mainboard. Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 133: Replacing The Bluetooth Module

    Connect the FFC to the Mainboard and close the locking latch. Replacing the Bluetooth Module Insert the Bluetooth Module right side first and press down on the top to attach it to the Lower Cover. Connect the cable to the Bluetooth Module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 134: Replacing The Media Board

    Connect the Bluetooth cable to the Mainboard. Replacing the Media Board Insert the Media Board FFC through the cover as shown. Holding the mylar back, insert the Media Board under the securing clips in the upper cover and place on the upper cover so the aligning pins are in the holes.
  • Page 135: Replacing The Speaker Modules

    Adhere the mylar to the Media Board and insert the single screw to secure the Media Board to the Lower Cover. Step Media Board M2.5*3 Replacing the Speaker Modules Place the right side speaker onto the Lower Cover as shown. Chapter 3 Size Quantity...
  • Page 136 Place the right side speaker into the Lower Cover and peel back the mylar to expose the wire guides as shown. Peel back the mylar and insert the Speaker Cable into the cable channel. Ensure that the cable passes under all cable clips. Chapter 3...
  • Page 137: Replacing The Power Board

    Insert the four screws to secure the Speakers to the Upper Cover. Step Speaker Module M2.5*3 Replacing the Power Board Insert the Power Board into the Lower Cover so the slot on the Power Board hooks onto the securing tab in the upper cover.
  • Page 138: Replacing The Touchpad Bracket

    Insert the single screw to secure the Power Board to the Lower Cover. Step Power Board M2.5*3 Replacing the Touchpad Bracket Slide the Touchpad Bracket into the slots in the upper cover. Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 139 Push the bracket down until it is secured under the tabs along the top edge. Insert the single screw to secure the Touchpad Bracket to the Upper Cover. Step TouchPad Bracket M2*3 Chapter 3 Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 140: Replacing The Button Board

    Replacing the Button Board Insert the Mainboard FFC through the cover as shown. Replace the three screws to secure the button board to the Upper Cover. Step Button Board M2*3 Slide the aminboard FFC through the cutout in the upper cover and adhere the FFCs to the upper cover. Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 141: Replacing The Upper Cover

    Connect the single FFC to the Touchpad and close the securing latch. Replace the mylar sheet covering the Button Board. Replacing the Upper Cover Place the Upper Cover on the assembly bottom edge first. Chapter 3...
  • Page 142 Starting at the bottom edge, press the edges of the upper cover and lower cover together. An audible click signifies that the securing clips are engaged. Chapter 3...
  • Page 143 Insert the seven securing screws into the Upper Cover. Step Upper Cover M2.5*6 Turn the computer over and connect the following cables to the Mainboard: Chapter 3 Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 144 Connect the Power Board FFC and close the locking latch as shown. Connect the Speaker Cable as shown. Connect the Button Board FFC and close the locking latch as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 145 Connect the Media Board FFC and close the locking latch as shown. Connect the Media Board FFC and close the locking latch as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 146: Replacing The Keyboard

    Turn the computer over and insert the screws to secure the Upper Cover to the Lower Cover. Step Upper Cover M2.5*8 Replacing the Keyboard Connect the FFC and close the Keyboard FFC securing latch as shown. Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 147 Insert the keyboard so that the bottom tabs enter the slots in the upper cover. Press down on the edges of the keyboard. An audible click indicates that the securing clips have engaged. Chapter 3...
  • Page 148: External Module Reassembly Process

    External Module Reassembly Process Replacing the WLAN Board Insert the WLAN Board into the Mainboard. Insert the single screw to secure the WLAN Board in place. Step WLAN Board M2*3 Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 149: Replacing The Dimm Modules

    Connect the Antenna cables to the WLAN Board. NOTE: Cable placement is White to the AUX terminal (right) and Black to the MAIN terminal (left). IMPORTANT:Ensure that the cables are tucked into the chassis to prevent them from being pinched when the lower covers are replaced.
  • Page 150 Press the DIMM down into the socket as shown. An audible click indicates the DIMM is properly installed. Insert a DIMM into Slot 1. Press the DIMM down into the socket as shown. An audible click indicates the DIMM is properly installed. Chapter 3...
  • Page 151: Replacing The Hard Disk Drive Module

    Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Module Place the HDD into the carrier. Insert the four screws (two each side) to secure the hard disk to the carrier. Carrier screw holes have been numbered 1-4. Insert the screws in numerical order: 1, 2, 3, 4. Step HDD Carrier M3*3...
  • Page 152 Place the hard disk drive module into the bay. Slide the HDD in the direction of the arrow to connect the HDD to the SATA interface connector. Insert the two screws to secure the HDD Module in place. Step HDD Module M2.5*4 Size Quantity...
  • Page 153: Replacing The Odd

    Replacing the ODD Insert the hook on the ODD bezel as shown. Slide the securing clip of the ODD bezel into the slot on the ODD module. An audible click indicates the hook has engaged. Insert the two screws to secure the ODD bracket in place. Step ODD Bracket M2*3...
  • Page 154 Slide the ODD module into the assembly Insert the screw to secure the ODD module. Step ODD Module M2.5*3 Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 155: Replacing The Lower Covers

    Replacing the Lower Covers Place the HDD cover over the HDD bay. Press until the six tabs in the door engage. Tighten the two captive screws in the HDD Cover. Place the Memory Cover on the memory bay. Chapter 3...
  • Page 156 Press down until the seven clips in the cover snap into place. Tighten the two captive screws in the Memory Cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 157: Replacing The Battery

    Replacing the Battery Slide the battery into the battery bay as shown. Slide the battery lock/unlock latch to the lock position. Chapter 3...
  • Page 158: Troubleshooting

    Common Problems Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Other 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 159: Power On Issue

    Power On Issue If the system doesn’t power on, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Computer Shutsdown Intermittently If the system powers off at intervals, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Check the power cable is properly connected to the computer and the electrical outlet.
  • Page 160: No Display Issue

    No Display Issue If the Display doesn’t work, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: No POST or Video If the POST or video doesn’t display, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Make sure that the internal display is selected.
  • Page 161: Random Loss Of Bios Settings

    Abnormal Video Display If video displays abnormally, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Reboot the computer. If permanent vertical/horizontal lines or dark spots display in the same location, the LCD is faulty and should be replaced. See “Disassembly Process” on page 52. If extensive pixel damage is present (different colored spots in the same locations on the screen), the LCD is faulty and should be replaced.
  • Page 162: Lcd Failure

    LCD Failure If the LCD fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non- defective FRUs: Built-In Keyboard Failure If the built-in Keyboard fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Chapter 4...
  • Page 163: Touchpad Failure

    Touchpad Failure If the Touchpad doesn’t work, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Internal Speaker Failure If the internal Speakers fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Chapter 4...
  • Page 164: Sound Problems

    Sound Problems If sound problems are experienced, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Reboot the computer. Navigate to Start Control Panel the Device Manager to determine that: • The device is properly installed. • There are no red Xs or yellow exclamation marks.
  • Page 165: Internal Microphone Failure

    Internal Microphone Failure If the internal Microphone fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Microphone Problems If internal or external Microphones do no operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem.
  • Page 166: Hdd Not Operating Correctly

    HDD Not Operating Correctly If the HDD does not operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Disconnect all external devices. Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free. Run the Windows 7 Startup Repair Utility: insert the Windows 7 Operating System DVD in the ODD and restart the computer.
  • Page 167: Odd Failure

    ODD Failure If the ODD fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non- defective FRUs: ODD Not Operating Correctly If the ODD exhibits any of the following symptoms it may be faulty: •...
  • Page 168 Navigate to Start Control Panel Double-click lDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. If a device displays a down arrow, right-click on the device and click Enable. Double-click DVD/CD-ROM drives. If the device displays a down arrow, right-click on the device and click Enable. Check that there are no yellow exclamation marks against the items in lDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.
  • Page 169 Navigate to Start Double-click IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, then right-click ATA Device 0. Click Properties and select the Advanced Settings tab. Ensure that the Enable DMA box is checked and click OK. Repeat for the other ATA Devices shown if applicable. Drive Not Detected If Windows cannot detect the drive, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem.
  • Page 170: Usb Failure (Right Side)

    USB Failure (Right side) If the rightside USB port fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Chapter 4...
  • Page 171: Wireless Function Failure

    Wireless Function Failure If the WLAN/WiMAX fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Start Reconnect the Check Antenna to Antenna to the WLAN/WiMAX C ard card Check Antenna Swap the Antenna Check WLAN/Wi MAX Swap WLAN/...
  • Page 172: Bluetooth Function Failure

    Bluetooth Function Failure If the Bluetooth fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non- defective FRUs: Easy Button Failure If the Media Board fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Chapter 4 Start...
  • Page 173: Thermal Unit Failure

    Thermal Unit Failure If the Thermal Unit fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Start Reconnect the Check Fan power cable cable to the Mainboard Swap the Thermal Check Fan Module CPU Heatink well...
  • Page 174: External Mouse Failure

    External Mouse Failure If an external Mouse fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Try an alternative mouse. If the mouse uses a wireless connection, insert new batteries and confirm there is a good connection. See the mouse user manual.
  • Page 175: Undetermined Problems

    Issue” on page 149): Power-off the computer. Visually check them for damage. If any problems are found, replace the FRU. Remove or disconnect all of the following devices: • Non-Acer devices • Printer, mouse, and other external devices • Battery pack •...
  • Page 176: Post Code Tables

    POST Code Tables These tables describe the POST codes and descriptions during the POST. NO_EVICTION_MODE_DEBUG EQU 1 (CommonPlatform\sec\Ia32\SecCore.inc) Post Code 0xC2 MTRR setup 0xC3 Enable cache 0xC4 Establish cache tags 0xC5 Enter NEM, Place the BSP in No Fill mode, set CR0.CD = 1, CR0.NW = 0. 0xCF Cache Init Finished Memory...
  • Page 177: Dll Timing Control Registers, Rcomp Settings

    DLL Timing Control Registers, RCOMP settings Post Code 0x27 Enable DRAM Channel I/O Buffers 0x28 Enable all clocks on populated rows 0x29 Perform JEDEC memory initialization for all memory rows 0x30 Perform steps required after memory init 0x31 Program DRAM throttling and throttling event registers 0x32 Setup DRAM control register for normal operation and enable 0x33...
  • Page 178: Bds & Specific Action

    BDS & Specific action: Post Code 0x00 Report the legacy boot is happening 0x12 Wake up the Aps 0x13 Initialize SMM Private Data and relocate BSP SMBASE 0x21 PC init begin at the stage1 0x27 Report every memory range do the hard ware ECC init 0x28 Report status code of every memory range 0x50...
  • Page 179 Post Code 0xA8 PEI_SB_INIT 0x0C PEI_CAPSULE 0xAA PEI_PLATFORM_STAGE2 0xAC PEI_SB_SMBUS_ARP_DISABLED 0x0F PEI_HOST_TO_SYSTEM 0x40 PEI_MEMORY_INIT 0x41 PEI_S3_RESUME 0xAD PEI_CLOCK_GEN 0xAB PEI_OP_PRESENCE 0xAE PEI_FIND_FV 0x16 PEI_H2O_DEBUG_IO 0x17 PEI_H2O_DEBUG_COMM 0x16~0x1F PEI_RESERVED 0x20~0x2E PEI_OEM_DEFINED 0xAF PEI_DXE_IPL Each Driver entry point used in 80_PORT Post Code 0x30 RESERVED 0xB6...
  • Page 180 Post Code 0xDB SATA_CONTROLLER 0xDD SB_SM_BUS 0xE7 ISA_ACPI_DRIVER 0xE8 ISA_BUS 0xE9 ISA_SERIAL 0xED BUS_PCI_UNDI 0xEC PCI_BUS 0xF6 BOOT_PRIORITY 0xF7 FVB_SERVICE 0xF8 ACPI_PLATFORM 0xFB PCI_HOT_PLUG 0xFC DXE_PLATFORM 0xFD PLATFORM_IDE 0x97 SMBIOS 0x98 MEMORY_SUB_CLASS 0x99 MISC_SUB_CLASS 0x82 CON_PLATFORM 0x83 SAVE_MEMORY_CONFIG 0x84 ACPI_SUPPORT 0x85 CON_SPLITTER_UGA_VGA / CON_SPLITTER 0x88...
  • Page 181 Post Code 0x87 TERMINAL 0x8A DATA_HUB_STD_ERR 0x7C 0x7D PARTITION 0x7E ENGLISH 0x7F FRENCH 0x9E HII_DATABASE 0x9F OEM_SETUP_BROWSER 0x8C OEM_BADGING_SUPPORT 0xF9 SETUP_MOUSE 0x72 MONITOR_KEY 0xBD PLATFORM_BDS 0x8D RESERVED 0x8E RESERVED 0x8F RESERVED 0xA0 DXE_H2O_DEBUG_IO 0xB3 DXE_TPM_TCG 0xB4 DXE_TPM_PHYSICAL_PRESENCE 0xB7 DXE_OEM_SERVICE 0x9B DXE_ SECURITY_HDD_PASSWORD_SERVICE 0xA9 DXE_LAN_IDER_CONTROLLER...
  • Page 182 Post Code 0x92 SMM_IHISI 0x93 SMM_INT15_MICROCODE 0x94 SMM_PNP 0x95 SMM_INIT_PPM 0xD3 SMM_OEM_SERVICE Chapter 4 Description...
  • Page 183: Jumper And Connector Locations

    Jumper and Connector Locations Top View ITEM DESCRIPTION Connect to IO/B (FFC) Connect to CAP/B (FFC) Connect to Bluetooth (Cable) Connect to Touch pad (FFC) Connect to Keyboard Connect to Power BTN board (FFC) JP19 Connect to Digital MIC JP20 Connect to speaker Chapter 5 ITEM...
  • Page 184: Bottom View

    Bottom View ITEM DESCRIPTION PJP1 Connect to Battery PJP2 DC-IN jack JDIM1 / DDR2 Memory socket JDIM2 JLVDS1 Connect to LED Panel JSATA1 Connect to SATA ODD JSATA2 Connect to SATA HDD JMINI1 Connect to WLAN JMINI2 Reserved JUSB1 / USB Connector JUSB2 JMIC1...
  • Page 185: 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 5534. Aspire 5534 provides one Hardware Open Gap on main board for clearing password check, and one Hotkey for enabling BIOS Recovery.
  • Page 186: 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 187: 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 188: Aspire 5534 Exploded Diagrams

    Aspire 5534 Exploded Diagrams Main Assembly Description Keyboard Upper Cover Mainboard Thermal Unit Description KB.I170A.128 60.PJV02.001 Lower Cover MB.PJU02.001 I/O Board 60.PE902.001 23.PEA02.001 60.N6802.002 55.PEA02.004 Chapter 6...
  • Page 189: Lcd Assembly

    LCD Assembly Description LCD Bezel Left LCD Bracket Camera LCD Panel WLAN Antenna Chapter 6 Description 60.PJU02.001 LVDS Cable 33.PEA02.005 Microphone and cable 57.N6802.001 Right LCD bracket LK.15605.004 LCD Cover 50.PEA02.005 50.PEA02.004 23.PEA02.002 33.PEA02.005 60.PJV02.002...
  • Page 190: Aspire 5534 Fru List

    Aspire 5534 FRU List Category Adapter BOARD Battery Acer Description Adapter DELTA 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow (ADP- 65MH B A) LV5, LF LF Adapter LITE-ON 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow (PA- 1650-22AG), LV5 LF Adapter HIPRO 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow (HP-...
  • Page 191 Category CABLE CASE/COVER/BRACKET ASSEMBLY Chapter 6 Acer Description POWER CORD ARGENTINA 3 PIN POWER CORD US 3 PIN POWER CORD EU 3 PIN POWER CORD AUS 3 PIN POWER CORD UK 3 PIN POWER CORD ITALIAN 3 PIN POWER CORD JP 3 PIN...
  • Page 192 Category FAN SINK/SPEAK/EARPHOE/RTC Acer Description RAM DOOR HDD DOOR ODD BEZEL-SM LOWER CASE THERMAL MOUDULE-UMA LCD BEZEL-ASPIRE UPPER CASE ASSY- ASPIRE, INCL. TP/TP MYLAR*2 LCD COVER-ASPIRE CPU AMD Athlon L310 PGA 1.2G 1M Dual Core CPU AMD Athlon TF20 PGA 1.6G 512K 638 15W G2 Acer P/N 42.PEA02.001...
  • Page 193 Category Chapter 6 Acer Description MIC SET SPEAKER R&L HDD SEAGATE 2.5" 5400rpm 160GB ST9160310AS Crockett SATA LF F/W:0303 HDD TOSHIBA 2.5" 5400rpm 160GB MK1655GSX Libra SATA LF F/W: FG011J HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 160GB HTS545016B9A300 Panther B SATA LF F/W:C60F HDD WD 2.5"...
  • Page 194 Keyboard LCD Panel MISCELLANEOUS Mainboard Acer Description Keyboard ACER EM-7Tv2 HM51 Internal 17 Standard 103KS Black Japanese Texture Keyboard ACER EM-7Tv2 HM51 Internal 17 Standard 100KS Black Spanish Texture Keyboard ACER EM-7Tv2 HM51 Internal 17 Standard 100KS Black Turkish Texture...
  • Page 195 Memory ODD MODULE OPTICAL DEVICE Optical Drive Wireless LAN Chapter 6 Acer Description Memory NANYA SO-DIMM DDRII 667 1GB NT1GT64UH8D0FN-3C LF 64*16 0.07um Memory HYNIX SO-DIMM DDRII 667 1GB HYMP112S64CP6-Y5 LF Memory NANYA SO-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB NT2GT64U8HD0BN-3C LF 128*8 0.07um...
  • Page 196: Screw List

    Screw List CATEGORY SCREW DESCRIPTION SCREW M2.46D 3.0LK 5.5D 0.8T ZKNL SCREW M2D 3L K 3.05D NI NL SCREW M2.48D 4.0LK 5.5D 0.8T ZKNL SCREW M2.5D 4.15LK 5.5D ZK NLCR3 EAX20_HDD_ERING_SCREW_CLIP SCREW M2.45D 8.0LK 5.5D 0.8T ZKNL SCREW M2.48D 6.0LK 5.5D 0.8T ZKNL SCREW M3.0D 3L K 5.0D ZK NLCR3 SCREW M2.5D 3.2L K 6D NI 86.PEA02.001...
  • Page 197 Chapter 6...
  • Page 198: Model Definition And Configuration

    Model Definition and Configuration Aspire 5534 Model Acer Part No AS5534- LX.PJU02.072 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.018 312G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.071 514G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU0C.006 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.070 514G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.033 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.009 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU01.001 EMEA 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.029 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.017...
  • Page 199 Model Acer Part No AS5534- LX.PJU08.013 312G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.014 312G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.012 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.011 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.010 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.008 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.007 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.006 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.005 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.004 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.003 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.002 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.001...
  • Page 200 Model Acer Part No AS5534- LX.PJU02.061 204G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.062 204G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.060 204G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.059 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.058 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.057 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.055 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.056 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.054 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.053 204G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.052 204G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.051 204G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.050...
  • Page 201 Model Acer Part No AS5534- LX.PJU02.035 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.034 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.032 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.031 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.030 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.020 314G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.006 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.007 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.028 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.027 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.026 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.025 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.024...
  • Page 202 Model Acer Part No AS5534- LX.PJU0X.002 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU0X.001 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.004 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.005 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.016 514G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.015 514G32Mn AS5534- S2.PJU0C.001 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.002 314G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.001 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.008 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.007 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.006 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.005...
  • Page 203 Model Acer Part No AS5534- LX.PJU08.017 312G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.016 312G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.015 312G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.018 312G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.023 203G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.066 513G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.067 314G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.021 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.068 314G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.013 312G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.014 312G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.012 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.011...
  • Page 204 Model Acer Part No AS5534- LX.PJU02.065 204G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.064 204G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.063 204G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.061 204G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.062 204G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.060 204G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.059 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.058 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.057 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.055 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.056 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.054 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.053...
  • Page 205 Model Acer Part No AS5534- LX.PJU02.038 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.037 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.036 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.035 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.034 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.032 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.031 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.030 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.020 314G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.006 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.007 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.028 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.027...
  • Page 206 Model Acer Part No AS5534- LX.PJU0X.002 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU0X.001 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.004 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.005 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.016 514G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.015 514G32Mn AS5534- S2.PJU0C.001 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.002 314G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.001 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.008 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.007 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.006 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.005...
  • Page 207 Model Acer Part No AS5534-314G25Mn LX.PJU02.067 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJU02.021 AS5534-314G25Mn LX.PJU02.068 AS5534-312G25Mn LX.PJU08.013 AS5534-312G25Mn LX.PJU08.014 AS5534-202G25Mn LX.PJU08.012 AS5534-202G25Mn LX.PJU08.011 AS5534-202G25Mn LX.PJU08.010 AS5534-202G25Mn LX.PJU08.008 AS5534-202G25Mn LX.PJU08.007 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU08.006 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU08.005 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU08.004 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU08.003 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU08.002 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU08.001 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU0C.001 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU0C.002 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU0C.003...
  • Page 208 Model Acer Part No AS5534-202G25Mn LX.PJU02.041 AS5534-202G25Mn LX.PJU02.040 AS5534-202G25Mn LX.PJU02.039 AS5534-202G25Mn LX.PJU02.038 AS5534-202G25Mn LX.PJU02.037 AS5534-202G25Mn LX.PJU02.036 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU02.035 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU02.034 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU02.032 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU02.031 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU02.030 AS5534-314G50Mn LX.PJU02.020 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJU02.006 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJU02.007 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJU02.028 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJU02.027 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJU02.026 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJU02.025 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJU02.024...
  • Page 209 Model Acer Part No AS5534-202G25Mn S2.PJV0C.001 Model Acer Part No AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU02.072 AS5534-312G25Mn LX.PJU02.018 AS5534-514G32Mn LX.PJU02.071 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU0C.006 AS5534-514G32Mn LX.PJU02.070 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU02.033 AS5534-202G25Mn LX.PJU08.009 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJU01.001 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJU02.029 AS5534-312G25Mn LX.PJU08.017 AS5534-312G25Mn LX.PJU08.016 AS5534-312G25Mn LX.PJU08.015 AS5534-312G25Mn LX.PJU08.018 AS5534-203G25Mn LX.PJU02.023 AS5534-513G32Mn LX.PJU02.066 AS5534-314G25Mn LX.PJU02.067...
  • Page 210 Model Acer Part No AS5534-204G50Mn LX.PJU02.059 AS5534-204G50Mn LX.PJU02.058 AS5534-204G50Mn LX.PJU02.057 AS5534-204G50Mn LX.PJU02.055 AS5534-204G50Mn LX.PJU02.056 AS5534-204G50Mn LX.PJU02.054 AS5534-204G32Mn LX.PJU02.053 AS5534-204G32Mn LX.PJU02.052 AS5534-204G32Mn LX.PJU02.051 AS5534-204G32Mn LX.PJU02.050 AS5534-204G32Mn LX.PJU02.049 AS5534-204G32Mn LX.PJU02.048 AS5534-203G32Mn LX.PJU02.047 AS5534-203G32Mn LX.PJU02.046 AS5534-203G32Mn LX.PJU02.045 AS5534-203G32Mn LX.PJU02.043 AS5534-203G32Mn LX.PJU02.044 AS5534-203G32Mn LX.PJU02.042 AS5534-202G25Mn LX.PJU02.041...
  • Page 211 Model Acer Part No AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJU0Y.001 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJU02.003 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJU0X.002 AS5534-202G25Mn LX.PJU0X.001 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJU02.004 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJU02.005 AS5534-514G50Mn LX.PJU02.016 AS5534-514G32Mn LX.PJU02.015 AS5534-202G25Mn S2.PJU0C.001 AS5534-314G25Mn LX.PJV02.002 AS5534-202G16Mn LX.PJV02.001 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJV02.008 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJV02.007 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJV02.006 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJV02.005 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJV02.004 AS5534-314G32Mn LX.PJV02.003 AS5534-202G25Mn S2.PJV0C.001...
  • Page 212 Model Acer Part No AS5534- LX.PJU02.067 314G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.021 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.068 314G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.013 312G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.014 312G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.012 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.011 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.010 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.008 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.007 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.006 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.005 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU08.004...
  • Page 213 Model Acer Part No AS5534- LX.PJU02.059 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.058 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.057 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.055 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.056 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.054 204G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.053 204G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.052 204G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.051 204G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.050 204G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.049 204G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.048 204G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.047...
  • Page 214 Model Acer Part No AS5534- LX.PJU02.031 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.030 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.020 314G50Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.006 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.007 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.028 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.027 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.026 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.025 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.024 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.011 314G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.010 314G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJU02.009...
  • Page 215 Model Acer Part No AS5534- S2.PJU0C.001 202G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.002 314G25Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.001 202G16Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.008 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.007 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.006 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.005 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.004 314G32Mn AS5534- LX.PJV02.003 314G32Mn AS5534- S2.PJV0C.001 202G25Mn Bluetooth VOIP Phone Finger Print NB Chipset...
  • Page 216: 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 7 environment. Refer to the following lists for components, adapter cards, and peripherals which have passed these tests.
  • Page 217: Windows 7 Environment Test

    Windows 7 Environment Test Vendor Adapter DELTA HIPRO LITE-ON Audio Codec Realtek Battery PANASONIC SANYO SIMPLO SIMPLO SIMPLO SIMPLO SONY SONY Camera Suyin Card Reader HGST Type Adapter DELTA 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow (ADP-65MH B A) LV5, Timeline LF LF Adapter HIPRO 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow (HP- A0653R3B 1LF), LV5 Timeline LF Adapter LITE-ON 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow...
  • Page 218 Vendor HGST HGST HGST SEAGATE SEAGATE SEAGATE TOSHIBA TOSHIBA TOSHIBA TOSHIBA Keyboard eMachines Realtek Memory HYNIX HYNIX NANYA NANYA Appendix B Type N250GB5.4K HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 250GB HTS545025B9A300 Panther B SATA LF F/ W:C60F N320GB5.4K HDD HGST 2.5" 5400rpm 320GB HTS545032B9A300 Panther B SATA LF F/W: C60F N500GB5.4K...
  • Page 219 Vendor SAMSUNG SAMSUNG NB Chipset HLDS PANASONIC TOSHIBA SB Chipset VGA Chip None WiFi Antenna Wireless LAN Foxconn Foxconn Foxconn Liteon Type SO1GBII6 Memory SAMSUNG SO-DIMM DDRII 667 1GB M470T2864EH3-CE6 LF 64*16 0.055um SO2GBII6 Memory SAMSUNG SO-DIMM DDRII 667 2GB M470T5663EH3-CE6 LF 128*8 0.055um AMDRS780M AMD RS780MN w/ HDCP EEPROM...
  • Page 220: 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 221: Index

    Antennas Removing 101 Replacing 103 Battery Replacing 147 Battery Pack Removing 46 BIOS ROM type 18 vendor 18 Version 18 – BIOS Utility Advanced 28 Boot 32 Exit 33 Navigating 23 Power 31 Save and Exit 33 Security 28 System Security 33 Bluetooth Module Removing 76 Replacing 123...
  • Page 222 Internal Microphone Failure Internal Power Cable Internal Speaker Failure Jumper and Connector Locations Top View 173 Keyboard Removing 60 Replacing 136 Keyboard Failure LCD Bezel Removing 91 Replacing 109 LCD Brackets Removing 98 Replacing 105 LCD Cable Removing 96 LCD Failure LCD Module Disassembly 90 Reassembly 103...
  • Page 223 Touchpad Failure Troubleshooting Built-in KB Failure 152 Internal Microphone 155 Internal Speakers 153 LCD Failure 152 No Display 150 Other Failures 164 Thermal Unit 163 Touchpad 153 USB 160 WLAN 161 Undetermined Problems Upper Cover Removing 62 Replacing 131 USB Failure (Rightside) utility –...

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