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Aspire one Series

Service Guide
Service guide files and updates are available
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http://csd.acer.com.tw
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  • Page 1: Aspire One Series

    Aspire one 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 Please refer to the table below for the updates made on Aspire one Series 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 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

    Your Acer Notebook tour ........
  • Page 8 Table of Contents Lower Cover Disassembly Process ........65 Lower Cover Disassembly Flowchart .
  • Page 9 Replacing the DIMM Module ........136 Replacing the Lower Covers .
  • Page 10 Table of Contents...
  • Page 11: System Specifications

    255 x 183 x 26.9 mm (2.5" HDD) /25.5mm (Battery) • 255 x 183 x 23.9 mm (1.8"HDD) /25.5mm (Battery) • Weight: TBD (with 10.1" wide TFT XGA+ and 3-cell Li-Ion cylindrical battery pack) Communication • Acer Browser • Acer Messenger Chapter 1 Chapter 1...
  • Page 12: Privacy Control

    • BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords • Kensington lock slot Special keys and controls • New Acer flat keyboard • Supports Application keys for Windows XP/Linux version • Support for Home key and Application keys for Windows XP/Linux version •...
  • Page 13 Environment • Temperature: • Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C • Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C • Humidity (non-condensing): • Operating: 20% to 80% • Non-operating: 20% to 80% Chapter 1...
  • Page 14: System Block Diagram

    System Block Diagram DDRII-SODIMM SATA - HDD USB-0 4 in 1 Card Reader USB-3 Realtek RTS5159 USB-1,2,4 USB port*3 USB-7 Bluetooth module Audio Codec Realtek ALC272 Audio AMP Int. MIC Audio Jack Intel Diamondville FSB(533/667MHZ) INT_CRT Channel A DDR II 533 MHZ Intel 945GMS INT_LVDS...
  • Page 15: Your Acer Notebook Tour

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

    Icon Closed Front View Icon Left View Icon Item Battery/ Indicates the status of Battery/ Bluetooth/3G Bluetooth/3G/ Wireless LAN communication. (only for certain Wireless LAN models) communication indicator Click buttons (left The left and right buttons function like the left and and right) right mouse buttons.
  • Page 17: Right View

    Icon Right View Icon Chapter 1 Item Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after and cooling fan prolonged use. Note: Do not cover or obstruct the fan opening. Multi-in-1 card Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard reader (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD).
  • Page 18: Bottom View

    Bottom View Icon Battery bay 3G SIM card slot Battery release latch Wireless LAN Bay Ventilation slots Memory compartment Battery lock Item Houses the computer's battery pack. Note: The battery shown is for reference only. Your PC may have a different battery, depending on the model purchased.
  • Page 19: Indicators

    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 NOTE: 1. Charging: The battery light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light shows green when in AC mode.
  • Page 20: 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 21: Using The Keyboard

    Using the Keyboard Your Aspire one 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. Lock key Caps Lock When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase.
  • Page 22: 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: : Open or close the Start menu <...
  • Page 23: Hot Keys

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

    Special Key You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. The Euro symbol Open a text editor or word processor. Hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5> key at the upper-center of the keyboard. NOTE: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol.
  • Page 25: Hardware Specifications And Configurations

    Execute Disable Bit support for enhanced security Cache Speed Tech Size 533 MHz 45 nm 667 MHz 45 nm Fan Speed (RPM) SPL Spec (dBA) 3300 3800 4300 5500 90% Duty Core Package Acer P/N Voltage Micro- KC.ANB01.270 FCBGA8 Micro- KC.ANB01.280 FCBGA8...
  • Page 26 System Memory Item Memory controller Memory size DIMM socket number Supports memory size per socket Supports maximum memory size Supports DIMM type Supports DIMM Speed System Storage Item Hard Disk Drive Interface Item Vendor & Seagate Model Name ST9160310AS Capacity (GB) Bytes per sector...
  • Page 27 Vertical (Upper) CR = 10 (Lower) Chapter 1 InSyde v0.10 Flash 1 MB • Support ISIPP • Support Acer UI • Support multi-boot • Suspend to RAM (S3)/Disk (S4) • Various hot-keys for system control • Support SMBUS 2.0, PCI2.3 •...
  • Page 28 Supports wake on LAN • 48-pin QFN package Keyboard Item Type Total number of keypads Windows logo key Internal & external keyboard work simultaneously Specification Specification Specification New Acer flat keyboard Plug USB keyboard to the USB port directly: Yes Chapter 1...
  • Page 29 Mini Card Item Number Supported Features Camera Item Vendor and model Type 3G Card Item Features Bluetooth interface Item Chipset Features Wireless LAN Item Type Features Battery Item Vendor & model name Battery Type Pack capacity Number of battery cell Package configuration Chapter 1 •...
  • Page 30 Chapter 1...
  • Page 31: 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 32: Information

    Information The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. Information Main Security C P U T y p e C P U T y 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 33: 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 Security 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 34: Security

    Security The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Information Main Security 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 35 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 36 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 37: 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 Security 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 38: Exit

    Exit The Exit screen allows you to save or discard any changes you made and quit the BIOS Utility. Information Main Security 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 39: Bios Flash Utility

    BIOS Flash Utility The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions: • New versions of system programs • New features or options • Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted. Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM. NOTE: If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery Diskette before you use the Phlash utility.
  • Page 40: Dos Flash Utility

    DOS Flash Utility Perform the following steps to use the DOS Flash Utility: Copy the BIOS flash tool and the BIOS file to a USB storage disk. Now use this disk to boot the system. Use the DOS command prompt to enter the following command: Flashit bios _ver.fd /dc /mc /all The BIOS flash process begins.
  • Page 41: Winflash Utility

    WinFlash Utility Perform the following steps to use the WinFlash Utility: Copy the BIOS file into the Winflash folder. Double-click the WinFlash executable file. Chapter 2...
  • Page 42 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 43: 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 44 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 BIOS_PW.EXE as follows: Key in bios_pw 14452 0 Select one string from the list. Chapter 2...
  • Page 45 Reboot the system and key in the selected string (qjjg9vy, 07yqmjd etc.) for the BIOS user password. Cleaning BIOS Passwords To clear the password, perform the following steps: From a DOS prompt, Execute clnpwd.exe Press 1 or 2 to clean the desired password shown on the screen. The onscreen message determines whether the function is successful or not.
  • Page 46: 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 47 Manufacturer (Type1, Offset04h): Acer Product Name (Type1, Offset05h): Aspire one 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 Input: dmitools /wp Acer Example 3: Write Serial Number to EEPROM...
  • Page 48 Chapter 2...
  • Page 49: Machine Disassembly And Replacement

    Machine Disassembly and Replacement IMPORTANT: This disassembly procedure represents two separate SKUs for the Aspire one; the HDD and SSD models. The procedures outlined use the SSD model unless otherwise stated. This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Page 50: General Information

    General Information IMPORTANT: This disassembly procedure represents two separate SKUs for the Aspire one; the HDD and SSD models. The procedures outlined use the SSD model unless otherwise stated. Pre-disassembly Instructions Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following: 1.
  • Page 51: External Module Disassembly Process

    External Module Disassembly Process IMPORTANT: This disassembly procedure represents two separate SKUs for the Aspire one; the HDD and SSD models. The procedures outlined use the SSD model unless otherwise stated. External Modules Disassembly Flowchart NOTE: Items enclosed with broken lines (— - - —) are optional and may not be present. Screw List Step Screw...
  • Page 52: Removing The Battery Pack

    Removing the Battery Pack 1. Turn the computer over. 2. Slide the battery lock/unlock latch to the unlock position. 3. Slide and hold the battery release latch to the release position (1), then slide out the battery pack from the main unit (2).
  • Page 53: Removing The Sd Dummy Card

    Removing the SD Dummy Card 1. Push the SD dummy card all the way in to eject it. 2. Pull the card out from the slot. Chapter 3...
  • Page 54: Removing The Lower Covers

    Removing the Lower Covers 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 42. 2. Loosen the two captive screws in Memory (red callout) and Wireless covers (green callout). 3. Lift the Memory Cover up to remove. 4. Lift the Wireless Cover up to remove. Chapter 3...
  • Page 55: Removing The Dimm Module

    Removing the DIMM Module 1. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 44. 2. Push out the release latches on both sides of the DIMM socket to release the DIMM module. 3. Remove the DIMM module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 56: Removing The Wlan Module

    Removing the WLAN Module IMPORTANT: The following disassembly images represent the optional 3G model. The 3G module on the left of the images may not be present. 1. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 44. 2. Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN Module. IMPORTANT: The black cable attaches to the Main terminal and the white (or gray for models without the optional 3G module) cable attaches to the AUX terminal.
  • Page 57 4. Detach the WLAN Module from the WLAN socket. NOTE: When reattaching the antennas, ensure the cables are tucked into the chassis to prevent damage. Chapter 3...
  • Page 58: Removing The 3G Module

    Removing the 3G Module IMPORTANT: The 3G Module is only available on certain models. 1. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 44. 2. Disconnect the antenna cables from the 3G Module. IMPORTANT: The yellow cable attaches to the M (Main) terminal and the blue cable attaches to the A (Aux) terminal.
  • Page 59 4. Detach the 3G Module from the socket. NOTE: When reattaching the antennas, ensure the cables are tucked into the chassis to prevent damage. Chapter 3...
  • Page 60: Upper Cover Disassembly Process

    Upper Cover Disassembly Process IMPORTANT: This disassembly procedure represents two separate SKUs for the Aspire one; the HDD and SSD models. The procedures outlined use the SSD model unless otherwise stated. Upper Cover Disassembly Flowchart Remove Power Board Screw List Step Upper Cover M2*6...
  • Page 61: Removing The Keyboard

    Removing the Keyboard 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 42. 2. Turn the computer rightside up and open the lid to the full extent. 3. Locate the three securing latch at the top of the Keyboard as shown. 4.
  • Page 62 5. Grasp the Keyboard and lift upward in the centre as shown. 6. Turn the Keyboard over and place it on the TouchPad area as shown. 7. Lift the Keyboard FFC securing latch as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 63 8. Disconnect the FFC and remove the Keyboard. Chapter 3...
  • Page 64: Removing The Upper Cover

    Removing the Upper Cover 1. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 44. 2. Turn the computer over. Remove the seven securing screws. Step Upper Cover M2*6 (red callouts) Upper Cover M2*3 (green callouts) 3. Turn the computer over and remove the nine screws securing the Upper Cover. Step Upper Cover M2*5...
  • Page 65 4. Disconnect the following cables from the Mainboard. Release the locking latch on A as shown. Release the locking latch on B as shown. Chapter 3 Disconnect A from the Mainboard. Disconnect B from the Mainboard.
  • Page 66 5. Close the lid and turn the computer around to access the two securing screws on the hinge covers. 6. Remove the two securing screws as shown. Step Size Quantity Screw Type Hinge Cover M2*3 7. Grasp the hinge covers and remove them using a side-to-side motion as indicated. 8.
  • Page 67 10. Grasp the rear edge of the left side cover, as shown, and pry it away from the Upper Cover. 11. Lift the Upper Cover clear of the computer in the direction of the arrow. Chapter 3...
  • Page 68: Removing The Power Board

    Removing the Power Board 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 54. 2. Open the FFC locking latch as shown and remove the FFC. 3. Remove the two securing screws from the Power Board. Step Power Board M2*2 Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 69 4. Remove the board from the Upper Cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 70: Removing The Button Board

    Removing the Button Board 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 54. 2. Open the Mainboard FFC locking latch and remove the FFC as shown. 3. Grasp the other end of the Mainboard FFC and pass the cable between the plastic and cover. 4.
  • Page 71 5. Open the TouchPad FFC locking latch and remove the FFC as shown. 6. Remove the two securing screws from the Button Board. Step Size Quantity Screw Type Button Board M2*3 7. Lift the Button Board clear of the Upper Cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 72: Removing The Touchpad Ffc

    Removing the TouchPad FFC IMPORTANT: It is not possible to remove the TouchPad on the Aspire one. If the TouchPad malfunctions, follow the disassembly steps to remove any additional components on the Upper Cover and replace the entire Upper Cover. 1.
  • Page 73: Removing The Lcd Module

    Removing the LCD Module 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 54. 2. Lift the adhesive strip securing the LCD power cable in place. 3. Disconnect the LCD power cable as shown. 4. Carefully pull the antenna and 3G cables through from the underside of the computer. NOTE: The 3G Module is only available on certain models.
  • Page 74 5. Remove the two securing screws from the LCD brackets. Step LCD Module M2*5 IMPORTANT: Ensure all cables are clear of the lower cover before removing the LCD module. 6. Grasp the module with both hands and lift upwards. Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 75: Lower Cover Disassembly Process

    Lower Cover Disassembly Process IMPORTANT: The Lower Cover disassembly procedure is split in to two separate sections for the SSD and HDD models, though the flowchart and other components are identical. Lower Cover Disassembly Flowchart Remove LED Board NOTE: Items enclosed with broken lines (— - - —) are optional and may not be present. Screw List Step LED Board...
  • Page 76: Ssd Sku Disassembly Procedure

    SSD SKU Disassembly Procedure The SSD SKU Lower Assembly appears as shown after removal of the Upper Cover and LCD Module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 77: Removing The Led Board

    Removing the LED Board 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 54. 2. Open the Mainboard FFC locking latch and remove the FFC as shown. 3. Open the LED Board FFC locking latch and remove the FFC as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 78 4. Remove the two securing screws from the LED Board. Step Size Quantity Screw Type LED Board M2*3 5. Lift the LED Board clear of the Lower Cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 79: Removing The Speaker Module

    Removing the Speaker Module 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 54. 2. Remove the three securing screws from the Speaker Module. Step Speaker Module M2*4 3. Disconnect the Speaker cable from the Mainboard. Chapter 3 Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 80 4. Remove the adhesive strips holding the cable in place. 5. Lift the left and right side speakers from the Lower Cover as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 81: Removing The Bluetooth Module

    Removing the Bluetooth Module 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 54. 2. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the Mainboard. 3. Lift the cable as shown to disengage the adhesive strip from the Mainboard. 4. Lift the Bluetooth Module upward to disengage the adhesive holding the module in place. Chapter 3...
  • Page 82 5. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 83: Removing The Solid State Disk Drive Module

    Removing the Solid State Disk Drive Module 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 54. 2. Remove the single securing screw from the SSD Module. Step SSD Module M2*3 3. Slide the SSD Module in the direction of the arrow to disconnect the interface. Remove the module from the Lower Cover.
  • Page 84 4. Remove the two screws securing the SSD to the carrier. Step Size Quantity Screw Type SSD Carrier 5. Remove the SSD from the carrier. Chapter 3...
  • Page 85: Removing The Mainboard

    Removing the Mainboard 1. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63. 2. See “Removing the Speaker Module” on page 69. 3. See “Removing the Bluetooth Module” on page 71. 4. See “Removing the Solid State Disk Drive Module” on page 73 or “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 87, depending on the model purchased.
  • Page 86: Removing The Rtc Battery

    Removing the RTC Battery IMPORTANT: Follow local regulations for disposal of all batteries. 1. See “Removing the Mainboard” on page 75. 2. Turn the Mainboard over and locate the RTC Battery. 3. Lift the battery out of the Mainboard socket as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 87: Removing The Thermal Module

    Removing the Thermal Module 1. See “Removing the Mainboard” on page 75. 2. Turn the Mainboard CPU side up, and place it on a clean surface. 3. Remove the three securing screws from the Thermal Module. Step Thermal Module M2*3 4.
  • Page 88: Removing The Cpu Fan

    Removing the CPU Fan 1. See “Removing the Thermal Module” on page 77. 2. Disconnect the CPU Fan power cable. 3. Remove the single screw securing the CPU Fan to the Mainboard. Step CPU Fan M2*3 Size Quantity Screw Type Chapter 3...
  • Page 89 4. Lift the CPU Fan clear of the Mainboard. Chapter 3...
  • Page 90: Hdd Sku Disassembly Procedure

    HDD SKU Disassembly Procedure The HDD SKU Lower Assembly appears as shown after removal of the Upper Cover and LCD Module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 91: Removing The Led Board

    Removing the LED Board 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 54. 2. Open the Mainboard FFC locking latch and remove the FFC as shown. 3. Open the LED Board FFC locking latch and remove the FFC as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 92 4. Remove the two securing screws from the LED Board. Step Size Quantity Screw Type LED Board M2*3 5. Lift the LED Board clear of the Lower Cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 93: Removing The Speaker Module

    Removing the Speaker Module 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 54. 2. Remove the three securing screws from the Speaker Module. Step Speaker Module M2*4 3. Disconnect the Speaker cable from the Mainboard. Chapter 3 Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 94 4. Remove the adhesive strip holding the cable in place. 5. Lift the left and right side speakers from the Lower Cover as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 95: Removing The Bluetooth Module

    Removing the Bluetooth Module 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 54. 2. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the Mainboard. 3. Lift the cable as shown to disengage the adhesive strip from the Mainboard. 4. Lift the Bluetooth Module upward to disengage the adhesive holding the module in place. Chapter 3...
  • Page 96 5. Lift the module and cable clear of the Lower Cover. 6. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 97: Removing The Hard Disk Drive Module

    Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 54. 2. Remove the three securing screws from the HDD Module. Step HDD Module M2*3 3. Slide the HDD Module in the direction of the arrow to disconnect the interface. Remove the module from the Lower Cover.
  • Page 98 4. Remove the four screws (two each side) securing the hard disk to the carrier. Step HDD Carrier M3*3 5. Remove the HDD from the carrier. IMPORTANT: The procedures for removing the Mainboard, RTC Battery, Thermal Module, and CPU Fan are identical for both SKUs.
  • Page 99: 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: These disassembly procedures feature the 3G model only, therefore there are four antenna cables (white, black, yellow, and blue) addressed during the procedure.
  • Page 100: Removing The Lcd Bezel

    Removing the LCD Bezel 1. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63. 2. Remove the six screw caps and screws from the LCD Bezel. Step LCD Bezel M2*5 3. Starting from the inside top edge, pry the bezel away from the panel. Continue moving down the sides until the bezel is removed.
  • Page 101 4. Lift up the bezel and remove it from the LCD Module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 102: Removing The Camera Board

    Removing the Camera Board 1. See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 90. 2. Disconnect the cable from the Camera Board as shown. 3. Remove the Camera Board from the LCD Module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 103: Removing The Microphone Board

    Removing the Microphone Board 1. See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 90. 2. Disconnect the cable from the Microphone Board as shown. 3. Remove the Microphone Board from the LCD Module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 104: Removing The Lcd Panel

    Removing the LCD Panel 1. See “Removing the Camera Board” on page 92. 2. Remove the two securing screws from the LCD Panel. Step LCD Panel M2*3 3. Hold the LCD Panel by the hinges and lift to remove. Place it on a clean surface. Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 105: Removing The Lcd Brackets And Fpc Cable

    Removing the LCD Brackets and FPC Cable 1. See “Removing the LCD Panel” on page 94. 2. Remove the four securing screws (two each side) from the LCD Panel brackets. Step LCD Brackets M2*3 3. Remove the brackets from the LCD Panel. Chapter 3 Size Quantity...
  • Page 106 4. Turn the LCD panel over on a clean surface. Lift the cable to release the adhesive strips securing the cable to the panel. 5. Carefully lift the adhesive tape protecting the cable connector. 6. Carefully lift the adhesive tape securing the cable to the panel. Chapter 3...
  • Page 107 7. Disconnect the cable from the LCD panel as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 108: Removing The Antennas

    Removing the Antennas NOTE: These disassembly procedures feature the 3G model only, therefore there are four antenna cables (white, black, yellow, and blue) addressed during the procedure. If 3G is not supported, only the WLAN antennas (white and black) need to be removed. 1.
  • Page 109 4. Remove the cable from the securing clips as shown. 5. Remove the lid sensor magnet from the LCD Module and lift the 3G Antenna cable completely clear of the module. 6. Lift the adhesive pad securing the Antenna pad to the module. Carefully pry up the yellow cable 3G Antenna pad, as shown, and remove the pad from the LCD Module.
  • Page 110 7. Remove the combined 3G and WLAN cables from the cable channel as shown. Ensure that the cable is free of all securing clips. 8. Lift the adhesive pad securing the Antenna pad to the module. Carefully pry up the white cable WLAN Antenna pad, as shown, and remove the pad from the LCD Module.
  • Page 111 10. Remove the adhesive tape securing the white WLAN cable to the module. 11. Lift the adhesive pad securing the Antenna pad to the module. Carefully pry up the blue and black cable 3G and WLAN Antenna pad, as shown, and remove the pad from the LCD Module. IMPORTANT: A strong adhesive is used to secure the Antenna pad in place.
  • Page 112: Lcd Module Reassembly Procedure

    LCD Module Reassembly Procedure Replacing the Antennas 1. Replace the combined 3G and WLAN Antenna pad as shown. Press down the pad and adhesive tape, as indicated, to secure it in place. 2. Replace the WLAN Antenna cable as shown, using all available cable clips.
  • Page 113 5. Run the combined 3G and WLAN Antenna cable along the LCD Module using all available cable clips. 6. Replace the 3G Antenna pad as shown. Press down the pad and adhesive tape, as indicated, to secure it in place. 7.
  • Page 114 9. Run the 3G Antenna cable along the bottom edge of the LCD Module as shown, using all available cable clips. 10. The LCD Module appears as follows when the 3G and WLAN Antennas are correctly installed. Chapter 3...
  • Page 115: Replacing The Lcd Cable And Brackets

    Replacing the LCD Cable and Brackets 1. Insert the LCD Cable into the panel connector as shown. 3. Replace the adhesive protection strip as shown. IMPORTANT: Ensure that the LCD Cable runs as shown to avoid trapping when the Bezel is replaced. Chapter 3 2.
  • Page 116 5. Align the screw holes and replace the left and right LCD brackets as shown. 6. Secure the brackets to the panel using four bracket screws (two each side). Chapter 3...
  • Page 117: Replacing The Lcd Panel

    Replacing the LCD Panel 1. Replace the LCD Panel top edge first as shown. Ensure that the locating pins on the top edge of the brackets are positioned correctly. 2. Ensure the cables pass through the hinge well as shown, two cables above and two below the hinge. NOTE: For the WLAN only model, both cables should pass below the hinge.
  • Page 118: Replacing The Microphone Board

    Replacing the Microphone Board 1. Place the Microphone Board in the LCD Module and press down to secure it in place. Replacing the Camera Board 1. Ensure that the locating pins are correctly positioned and place the Camera Board in the LCD Module. Press down to secure it in place.
  • Page 119: Replacing The Lcd Bezel

    Replacing the LCD Bezel 1. Replace the bezel top edge first as shown. 2. Starting at the hinge wells, ensure that the Antenna and LCD power cables are not trapped and press down to secure the bezel in place. 3. Press down the top corners to secure the bezel in place. Chapter 3...
  • Page 120 4. Press down around the edges of the bezel to secure it in place. 5. Replace the six screws and screw caps. Chapter 3...
  • Page 121: Lower Cover Reassembly Procedure

    Lower Cover Reassembly Procedure IMPORTANT: The Lower Cover reassembly procedure is split in to two separate sections for the SSD and HDD models. SSD SKU Reassembly Procedure Replacing the CPU Fan 1. Align the screw holes on the CPU Fan and Mainboard and replace the CPU Fan.
  • Page 122: Replacing The Thermal Module

    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 • 1. Align the screw holes on the Thermal Module and Mainboard and replace the module, CPU Fan side first.
  • Page 123: Replacing The Rtc Battery

    Replacing the RTC Battery 1. Insert the RTC Battery in to the Mainboard socket as shown. Replacing the Mainboard 1. Align the screw holes and replace the Mainboard in the Lower Cover as shown. Chapter 3 2. Press down to secure it in place. 2.
  • Page 124: Replacing The Ssd Module

    Replacing the SSD Module 1. Place the SSD in the carrier as shown. 3. Insert the module in the direction of the arrow. Ensure that the interface is properly connected. Replacing the Bluetooth Module 1. Connect the Bluetooth cable to the Bluetooth Module.
  • Page 125 3. Run the Bluetooth cable along the Lower Cover as 4. Connect the Bluetooth cable to the Mainboard. shown, using all the available cable clips. Chapter 3...
  • Page 126: Replacing The Speaker Module

    Replacing the Speaker Module 1. Align the screws on the Speaker Modules and the Lower Cover. 2. Replace the left and right Speakers as shown. Ensure that the locating pin on the left Speaker is seated correctly. 3. Replace the adhesive tapes securing the cables in place. Chapter 3...
  • Page 127: Replacing The Led Board

    4. Connect the Speaker cable to the Mainboard connector. 5. Replace the three securing screws. Replacing the LED Board 1. Place the LED Board in the Lower Cover as shown. Ensure that the Bluetooth and WLAN switches (red callouts) are correctly placed in the spacers (green callouts). Chapter 3...
  • Page 128 2. Replace the two securing screws. 3. Connect the FFC to the LED Board and close the locking latch. 4. Connect the FFC to the Mainboard and close the locking latch. Chapter 3...
  • Page 129: Hdd Sku Reassembly Procedure

    HDD SKU Reassembly Procedure IMPORTANT: The procedures for replacing the CPU Fan, Thermal Module, RTC Battery, and Mainboard are identical for both SKUs. See “Replacing the CPU Fan” on page 111, “Replacing the Thermal Module” on page 112, “Replacing the RTC Battery” on page 113, and “Replacing the Mainboard” on page 113. Replacing the HDD Module 1.
  • Page 130: Replacing The Bluetooth Module

    Replacing the Bluetooth Module 1. Connect the Bluetooth cable to the Bluetooth Module. 3. Run the Bluetooth cable along the Lower Cover as shown, using all the available cable clips. 2. Place the Bluetooth Module in the Lower Cover as shown.
  • Page 131: Replacing The Speaker Module

    Replacing the Speaker Module 1. Align the screws on the Speaker Modules and the Lower Cover. 2. Replace the left and right Speakers as shown. Ensure that the locating pin on the left Speaker is seated correctly. 3. Ensure that the cables run as shown, tucked in to the cover between components to avoid trapping when the Upper Cover is replaced.
  • Page 132: Replacing The Led Board

    5. Connect the Speaker cable to the Mainboard connector. 6. Replace the three securing screws. Replacing the LED Board 1. Place the LED Board in the Lower Cover as shown. Ensure that the Bluetooth and WLAN switches (red callouts) are correctly placed in the spacers (green callouts). Chapter 3...
  • Page 133: Replace The Two Securing Screws

    2. Replace the two securing screws. 3. Connect the FFC to the LED Board and close the locking latch. 4. Connect the FFC to the Mainboard and close the locking latch. Chapter 3...
  • Page 134: Upper Cover Reassembly Process

    Upper Cover Reassembly Process Replacing the LCD Module 1. Place the LCD Module on the Lower Cover and secure it in place with the two screws. 2. Connect the Power cable to the Mainboard and secure the cable in place with the adhesive tape. Chapter 3...
  • Page 135 3. Pass the Antenna cables through the Lower Cover as shown. NOTE: The yellow and blue cables are only present on the 3G models. 4. The Lower Cover appears as follows when all the LCD cables are correctly placed. Chapter 3...
  • Page 136: Replacing The Touchpad Ffc

    Replacing the TouchPad FFC 1. Insert the FFC in to the TouchPad connector. 2. Close the locking latch to secure the cable in place. Chapter 3...
  • Page 137: Replacing The Button Board

    Replacing the Button Board 1. Place the Button Board rear edge first on to the Upper Cover to engage the securing clips. 3. Insert the TouchPad FFC in to the Button Board connector and close the locking latch. 4. Lift the plastic covering and insert the FFC so that it is accessible from the top side.
  • Page 138 6. Insert the FFC in to the Button Board and close the locking latch. Chapter 3...
  • Page 139: Replacing The Power Board

    Replacing the Power Board 1. Place the Power Board front edge first on to the Upper Cover to seat the locating pin. 2. Replace the two securing screws. 3. Insert the FFC in to the Power Board connector and close the locking latch. Chapter 3...
  • Page 140: Replacing The Upper Cover

    Replacing the Upper Cover 1. Place the Upper Cover on the Lower Cover rear edge first as shown. 3. Replace the left side cover, front edge first, as shown. 5. Replace the right side cover, front edge first, as shown. 2.
  • Page 141 7. Close the lid and replace the left hinge cover as shown. 8. Replace the right hinge cover as shown. 9. Replace the two securing screws in the hinges. Chapter 3...
  • Page 142 10. Reconnect the following cables to the Mainboard. Connect A to the Mainboard. Connect B to the Mainboard. Secure the locking latch on A as shown. Secure the locking latch on B as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 143 11. Replace the nine securing screws in the Upper Cover. NOTE: Ensure the correct screw type is used for each hole. Red callout: M2*5, Green callout: M2*3. 12. Turn the computer over and replace the seven securing screws as shown. NOTE: Ensure the correct screw type is used for each hole.
  • Page 144: Replacing The Keyboard

    Replacing the Keyboard 1. Turn the computer over. Insert the Keyboard FFC in to the Mainboard connector. 3. Turn the Keyboard over and slide it in the direction of the arrow. IMPORTANT: Ensure the four securing tabs slide underneath the Upper Cover to secure the keyboard in place. 2.
  • Page 145: Replacing The 3G Module

    4. Press the Keyboard down as shown to engage the three securing clips. Replacing the 3G Module 1. Turn the computer over. Insert the 3G Module in to the socket. 3. Connect the two 3G Antenna cables to the 3G Module. IMPORTANT: The yellow cable attaches to the M (Main) terminal and the blue cable attaches to the A (Aux) terminal.
  • Page 146: Replacing The Wlan Module

    Replacing the WLAN Module 1. Insert the WLAN Module in to the WLAN socket. 3. Connect the two Antenna cables to the WLAN Module. IMPORTANT: The black cable attaches to the Main terminal and the white (or gray) cable attaches to the Aux terminal.
  • Page 147: Replacing The Lower Covers

    Replacing the Lower Covers 1. Replace the Wireless Cover and press down around the perimeter to snap it in to place. 3. Secure the covers in place with the captive screws. Chapter 3 2. Replace the Memory Cover and press down around the perimeter to snap it in to place.
  • Page 148: Replacing The Sd Dummy Card

    Replacing the SD Dummy Card 1. Insert the SD Dummy Card as shown. Replacing the Battery 1. Slide and hold the battery release latch to the release position (1), then insert the battery pack in to the main unit (2). 2.
  • Page 149: Troubleshooting

    Common Problems Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible.
  • Page 150: 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 Shuts Down 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 151: 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 152: Random Loss Of Bios Settings

    If the POST or video appears on the external display, see “LCD Failure” on page 143. Disconnect power and all external devices including port replicators or docking stations. Remove any memory cards and CD/DVD discs. Restart the computer. If the computer boots correctly, add the devices one by one until the failure point is discovered. Reseat the memory modules.
  • Page 153: Lcd Failure

    If the BIOS settings are still lost, replace the cables. If HDD information is missing from the BIOS, the drive may be defective and should be replaced. Replace the Motherboard. If the Issue is still not resolved, see “Online Support Information” on page 193. LCD Failure If the LCD fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem.
  • Page 154: 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: Sound Problems If sound problems are experienced, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem.
  • Page 155 • The device is properly installed. • There are no red Xs or yellow exclamation marks. • There are no device conflicts. • No hardware is listed under Other Devices. Roll back the audio driver to the previous version, if updated recently. Remove and reinstall the audio driver.
  • Page 156: 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 157: Hdd Not Operating Correctly

    HDD Not Operating Correctly If the HDD does not operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Disconnect all external devices. Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free. Run the Windows Vista Startup Repair Utility: insert the Windows Vista Operating System DVD in the ODD and restart the computer.
  • Page 158: Usb Failure (Rightside)

    USB Failure (Rightside) If the rightside USB port fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Power Button Failure If the Power Button fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Chapter 4...
  • Page 159: 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 160: Intermittent Problems

    Issue” on page 140): 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 161: Post Code Reference Tables

    POST Code Reference Tables These tables describe the POST codes and components of the POST process. Sec: NO_EVICTION_MODE_DEBUG EQU 1 (CommonPlatform\sec\Ia32\SecCore.inc) 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 162: Bds & Specific Action

    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 Enable RCOMP 0x34...
  • Page 163 Code 0xF8 Report that ExitBootServices () has been called 0xF9 Runtime driver set virtual address map Chapter 4 Description...
  • Page 164: Each Peim Entry Point Used In 80_Port

    Each PEIM entry point used in 80_PORT Code 0x00 0x01 PEI_EVENT_LOG 0x02 PEI_OEM_SERVICE 0x03 PEI_SIO_INIT 0x04 PEI_MONO_STATUS_CODE 0x05 PEI_CPU_IO_PCI_CFG 0x06 PEI_CPU_IO 0x07 PEI_PCI_CFG 0x08 PEI_CPU_PEIM 0x09 PEI_PLATFORM_STAGE1 0x0A PEI_VARIABLE 0x0B PEI_SB_INIT 0x0C PEI_CAPSULE 0x0D PEI_PLATFORM_STAGE2 0x0E PEI_SB_SMBUS_ARP_DISABLED 0x0F PEI_HOST_TO_SYSTEM 0x10 PEI_MEMORY_INIT 0x11 PEI_S3_RESUME...
  • Page 165 Code 0x3B MONOTONIC_COUNTER 0x3C WATCH_DOG_TIMER 0x3D SECURITY_STUB 0x3E DXE_CPU_IO 0x3F CF9_RESET 0x40 PC_RTC 0x41 STATUS_CODE 0x42 VARIABLE 0x43 EMU_VARIABLE 0x44 DXE_CHIPSET_INIT 0x45 DXE_ALERT_FORMAT 0x46 PCI_HOST_BRIDGE 0x47 PCI_EXPRESS 0x48 DXE_SB_INIT 0x49 IDE_CONTROLLER 0x4A SATA_CONTROLLER 0x4B SB_SM_BUS 0x4C ISA_ACPI_DRIVER 0x4D ISA_BUS 0x4E ISA_SERIAL 0x4F IDE_BUS...
  • Page 166 Code 0x66 BIOS_KEYBOARD 0x67 BIOS_VEDIO 0x68 MONITER_KEY 0x69 LEGACY_BIOS 0x6A LEGACY_BIOS_PLATFORM 0x6B PCI_PLATFORM 0x6C ISA_FLOOPY 0x6D PS2_MOUSE 0x6E USB_BOT 0x6F USB_CBI0 0x70 USB_CBI1 0x71 USB_KB 0x72 USB_MASS_STORAGE 0x73 BUS_PCI_UHCI 0x74 USB_MOUSE 0x75 USB_BUS 0x76 SETUP_UTILITY 0x77 FW_BLOCK_SERVICE 0x78 USB_LEGACY_PLATFORM 0x79 GRAPHICS_CONSOLE 0x7A TERMINAL...
  • Page 167 Code 0x91 DXE_0x91 PXE_BC 0x92 PXE_DHCP4 0x93 0x94~0x9F RESERVED 0xA0 DXE_H2O_DEBUG_IO 0xA1 DXE_H2O_DEBUG_IO 0xA2 DXE_TPM_TCG 0xA3 DXE_TPM_PHYSICAL_PRESENCE 0xA4 DXE_OEM_SERVICE 0xA5 DXE_EVENT_LOG 0xA6 DXE_ SECURITY_HDD_PASSWORD_SERVICE 0xA7 DXE_LAN_ASF_INIT 0xA8 DXE_BUS_PCI_SERIAL 0xA9 DXE_LAN_IDER_CONTROLLER 0xAA DXE_LAN_AMT 0xAB DXE_ SECURITY_SYSTEM_PASSWORD_SERVICE 0xAC DXE_ SECURITY_ PASSWORD_CONSOLE 0xAD DXE_ DATA_HUB_RECORD_POLICY 0xAE DXE_TPM_DRIVER...
  • Page 168: Each Smmdriver Entry Point Used In 80_Port

    Each SmmDriver entry point used in 80_PORT Code 0xC0 SMM_ACCESS 0xC2 SMM_CONTROL 0xC1 SMM_BASE 0xC3 SMMAP 0xC4 SMMCORE 0xC5 SMM_DISPATCH 0xC6 SMM_START 0xC7 SMM_RUNTIME 0xC8 SB_SMM_DISPATCH 0xC9 SMM_THUNK 0xCA SMM_ACPI_SW_CHILD 0xCB SMM_SB_S3_SAVE 0xCC SMM_PLATFORM 0xCD SMM_GMCH_MBI 0xCE SMM_FW_BLOCK_SERVICE 0xCF SMM_VARIABLE 0xD0 SMM_IHISI 0xD1...
  • Page 169: Jumper And Connector Locations

    Jumper and Connector Locations Top View ZG8 MB Layout with description LED1 LED3 HDD LED Caps Lock LED LED2 Number LED LVDS connector CN10 TouchPad connector Card Reader Realtek RTSSI59 LFD connector Bluetooth connector SD Card connector Item Description SD card connector LVDS connector LED connector TouchPad connector...
  • Page 170: Bottom View

    Bottom View Lan chipset Atheros ARS114/ARS132 SATA connector CN18 Mini card for Wireless LAN Item CN11 Card reader connector CN12 RTC connector CN13 DIMM connector CN14 Fan connector CN17 Mini card connector for 3G/ WiMax CN18 Mini card for WLAN Bottom view N270/N280 CN17...
  • Page 171: Clearing Password Check And Bios Recovery

    Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery This section provides you the standard operating procedures of clearing password and BIOS recovery for Aspire one. Aspire one provide one Hardware Open Gap on main board for clearing password check, and one Hotkey for enabling BIOS Recovery. Clearing Password Check Hardware Open Gap Description Item...
  • Page 172: 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 if a previous BIOS flashing process fails.
  • Page 173: 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 174: Aspire One Exploded Diagrams

    Aspire one Exploded Diagrams Main Assembly Item UPPER CASE ASSY BLACK W/TP FFC FOR BT WF UPPER CASE ASSY BLACK W/TP FFC FOR BT WF 3G UPPER CASE ASSY BLACK W/TP FFC FOR WF UPPER CASE ASSY BLACK W/TP FFC FOR WF 3G TouchPad FFC Description Part Number...
  • Page 175: Base Assembly

    Base Assembly Item LOWER CASE ASSY BLACK W/SPEAKER BT CABLE FOR SSD/HDD1.8 BT WF LOWER CASE ASSY BLACK W/SPEAKER BT CABLE FOR SSD/HDD1.8 BT WF 3G LOWER CASE ASSY BLACK W/SPEAKER FOR SSD/HDD1.8 WF LOWER CASE ASSY BLACK W/SPEAKER FOR SSD/HDD1.8 WF 3G LOWER CASE ASSY BLACK W/SPEAKER BT CABLE FOR HDD2.5 BT LOWER CASE ASSY BLACK W/SPEAKER BT CABLE FOR HDD2.5 BT WF 3G...
  • Page 176: Lcd Assembly

    LCD Assembly Item LCD COVER ASSY BLACK W/WL ANTENNA LCD COVER ASSY BLACK W/3G WLAN ANTENNA Name Plate Description Part Number 60.S7507.005 60.S6507.005 Chapter 6...
  • Page 177: Aspire One Fru List

    Aspire one FRU List CATEGORY ADAPTER ADAPTER LITE-ON 30W 1.7X5.5X11 BLACK PA-1300-04AC LF ADAPTER DELTA 30W 19V 1.7X5.5X11 BLACK ADP-30JH BA ADAPTER HIPRO 30W 19V 1.7X5.5X11 BLACK HP-A0301R3 B1LF LF BATTERY Battery SIMPLO UM-2009A Li-Ion 3S1P PANASONIC 3 cell 2200mAh Main COMMON black, Panasonic 2.2CG Battery SIMPLO UM-2009A Li-Ion 3S1P SAMSUNG 3 cell 2200mAh Main COMMON black, SDI 2.2F Battery SIMPLO UM-2009A Li-Ion 3S1P LGC 3 cell 2200mAh...
  • Page 178 CATEGORY POWER CORD US 3PIN ROHS POWER CORD JAPANESE POWER CORD BRAZIL IMETRO 3 PIN LCD CABLE FOR CCD FFC CABLE - LED/B TO MB FFC CABLE - POWER/B TO MB BLUETOOTH CABLE CASE/COVER/BRACKET ASSEMBLY UPPER CASE ASSY BLACK W/TP FFC FOR BT WF UPPER CASE ASSY BLACK W/TP FFC FOR BT WF 3G UPPER CASE ASSY BLACK W/TP FFC FOR WF UPPER CASE ASSY BLACK W/TP FFC FOR WF 3G...
  • Page 179 CATEGORY LCD COVER ASSY BLACK W/WL ANTENNA LCD COVER ASSY BLACK W/3G WLAN ANTENNA LCD BEZEL ASSY BLACK LCD HINGE W/ BRACKET - R LCD HINGE W/ BRACKET - L HINGE COVER BLACK - L HINGE COVER BLACK - R HDD/HARD DISK DRIVE/SATA HDD/HARD DISK DRIVE Flash Disk SAMSUNG Flash Module NAND 16GB MMBRE16GSMPP-MVA LF (SATA)
  • Page 180 CATEGORY HDD/SSD 1.8 BRACKET KEYBOARD KEYBOARD 8KB-FV1 BLACK MACLES 84KS BLACK US INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD 8KB-FV1 BLACK MACLES 84KS BLACK US INTERNATIONAL HEBREW KEYBOARD 8KB-FV1 BLACK MACLES 85KS BLACK UK KEYBOARD 8KB-FV1 BLACK MACLES 85KS BLACK TURKISH KEYBOARD 8KB-FV1 BLACK MACLES 84KS BLACK THAILAND KEYBOARD 8KB-FV1 BLACK MACLES 85KS BLACK SWISS/G KEYBOARD 8KB-FV1 BLACK MACLES 85KS BLACK...
  • Page 181 CATEGORY KEYBOARD 8KB-FV1 BLACK MACLES 85KS BLACK ARABIC/ FRENCH KEYBOARD 8KB-FV1 BLACK MACLES 85KS BLACK LUXEMBOURGISH KEYBOARD 8KB-FV1 BLACK MACLES 84KS BLACK ISRAEL KEYBOARD 8KB-FV1 BLACK MACLES 85KS BLACK IRISH KEYBOARD 8KB-FV1 BLACK MACLES 85KS BLACK FINNISH KEYBOARD 8KB-FV2 WHITE MACLES 84KS WHITE US INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD 8KB-FV2 WHITE MACLES 84KS WHITE US INTERNATIONAL HEBREW...
  • Page 182 CATEGORY KEYBOARD 8KB-FV2 WHITE MACLES 88KS WHITE JAPANESE KEYBOARD 8KB-FV1 WHITE MACLES 85KS WHITE CZECH/ SLOVAK KEYBOARD 8KB-FV2 WHITE MACLES 85KS WHITE LUXEMBOURGISH KEYBOARD 8KB-FV2 WHITE MACLES 84KS WHITE JAPANESE KEYBOARD 8KB-FV2 WHITE MACLES 84KS WHITE ISRAEL KEYBOARD 8KB-FV2 WHITE MACLES 85KS WHITE IRISH KEYBOARD 8KB-FV2 WHITE MACLES 85KS WHITE FINNISH KEYBOARD 8KB-FV1L BLACK MACLES 84KS BLACK US INTERNATIONAL (LINUX)
  • Page 183: Screw List

    CATEGORY FAN MODULE MISCELLANEOUS LCD BEZEL RUBBER RUBBER FOOT - BACK RUBBER FOOT - FRONT L RUBBER FOOT - FRONT R ACER ASPIRE ONE MOUSE MS_A1 BLACK Screw List Category Screw SCREW M2.0*5.0-I (NI) SCREW M2.0*3.0-I IRON SCREW M2.0*2.5-I (BUWZN) SCREW M2-0.4*2-I (BNI) (NYLOK)(7,0.6) IRON...
  • Page 184: Model Definition And Configuration

    AO531h-1B Malaysia AO531h-1B Australia/ Zealand AO531h-1B Singapore AO531h-1B Indonesia AO531h-1B India AO531h-1B Philippines Appendix A Acer Part No Description S2.S640B.001 AO531f-0BG AOXPHSTWW1 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/16G/BT/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_EN11 LU.S750B.020 AO531h-1B AOXPHSTPH1 MC UMACkk 1*1G/160/BT/ 6L2.6/ CB_bg_0.3D_BAG_AN_EN LU.S750B.018 AO531h-0B AOXPHSTVN1 MC UMACkk 1*1G/160/BT/ 6L2.6/...
  • Page 185 Thailand AO531h-0B Australia/ Zealand AO531h-0B Philippines AO531h-0B India AO531h-0B Malaysia AO531h-0B Thailand AO531h-0B Vietnam Acer Part No Description LU.S750B.009 AO531h-1B AOXPHSTVN1 MC UMACkk 1*1G/160/BT/ CB_bg_0.3D_BAG_AN_EN LU.S750B.007 AO531h-0B AOXPHSTSG1 MC UMACkk 1*1G/160/BT/ CB_bg_0.3D_BAG_AN_EN LU.S750B.008 AO531h-0B AOXPHSTID1 MC UMACkk 1*1G/160/BT/ CB_bg_0.3D_BAG_AN_ID2 LU.S750B.013...
  • Page 186 AO531h-1BG AO531h-1BG AO531h-0BG Australia/ Zealand AO531h-1BG Philippines AO531h-1BG Thailand AO531h-1BG GCTWN AO531h-1BG Singapore AO531h-0BG Singapore Appendix A Acer Part No Description S2.S650B.003 AO531h-1BG AOXPHSTWW1 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/BT/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_ENX1_U NDP-1 S2.S650B.004 AO531h-1BG AOXPHSTWW1 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/BT/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_EN11_UN DP-1 S2.S650B.009 AO531h-1BG AOXPHSTWW1 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/BT/ 6L2.6/...
  • Page 187 EMEA Portugal AO531h-0BG EMEA Luxembourg AO531h-1BG Thailand AO531h-0BG EMEA Denmark AO531h-0BG EMEA France AO531h-0BG EMEA Hungary Acer Part No Description LU.S650B.039 AO531h-0BG AOXPHSTEU7 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_EN11 LU.S650B.041 AO531h-0BG AOXPHSTEU7 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_ENR2 LU.S650B.024 AO531h-0BG AOXPHSTEU7 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_SL11...
  • Page 188 Europe AO531h-0BG EMEA Eastern Europe AO531h-0BG EMEA Holland AO531h-0BG EMEA Belgium AO531h-0BG EMEA Greece Appendix A Acer Part No Description LU.S650B.037 AO531h-0BG AOXPHSTAT1 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_DE11 LU.S650B.031 AO531h-0BG AOXPHSTDE1 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_DE51 LU.S650B.030 AO531h-0BG AOXPHSTDE1 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_DE12...
  • Page 189 EMEA Portugal AO531h-0BG EMEA Luxembourg AO531h-1BG Thailand AO531h-0BG EMEA Denmark AO531h-0BG EMEA France AO531h-0BG EMEA Hungary Acer Part No Description LU.S650B.039 AO531h-0BG AOXPHSTEU7 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_EN11 LU.S650B.041 AO531h-0BG AOXPHSTEU7 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_ENR2 LU.S650B.024 AO531h-0BG AOXPHSTEU7 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_SL11...
  • Page 190 AO531h-1B NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-1B NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0B NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0B NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0B NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0B NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0B NLED10.1WSVGAG Appendix A Acer Part No Description LU.S650B.002 AO531h-0BG AOXPHSTGB1 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_EN12 LU.S650B.006 AO531h-0BG AOXPHSTTR1 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_TR33 LU.S650B.021 AO531h-0BG AOXPHSTFI2 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_FI11...
  • Page 191 Model AO531h-0B NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-1BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-1BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-1BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-1BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-1BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-1BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-1BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-1BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-1BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0BG NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0BG NLED10.1WSVGAG...
  • Page 192 AO531h-1B NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-1B NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0B NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0B NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0B NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0B NLED10.1WSVGAG AO531h-0B NLED10.1WSVGAG Appendix A Acer Part No Description LU.S650B.002 AO531h-0BG AOXPHSTGB1 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_EN12 LU.S650B.006 AO531h-0BG AOXPHSTTR1 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_TR33 LU.S650B.021 AO531h-0BG AOXPHSTFI2 MC UMAGCkk 1*1G/160/3L/ CB_bg_0.3D_3G_FI11...
  • Page 193: Test Compatible Components

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

    Windows XP Environment Test BOM_Name Vendor AO531f_UMA GCkk AO531f_UMA Option GCkk AO531h_UMA GCkk AO531h_UMA Option GCkk Adapter AO531f_UMA DELTA GCkk AO531f_UMA LITE-ON GCkk AO531f_UMA HIPRO GCkk AO531h_UMA DELTA AO531h_UMA LITE-ON AO531h_UMA HIPRO AO531h_UMA DELTA GCkk AO531h_UMA LITE-ON GCkk AO531h_UMA HIPRO GCkk Audio Codec AO531f_UMA...
  • Page 195 BOM_Name Vendor AO531f_UMA PANASONIC GCkk AO531f_UMA SIMPLO GCkk AO531f_UMA SIMPLO GCkk AO531f_UMA SIMPLO GCkk AO531f_UMA SIMPLO GCkk AO531f_UMA SIMPLO GCkk AO531f_UMA SANYO GCkk AO531f_UMA SANYO GCkk AO531f_UMA SONY GCkk AO531f_UMA SONY GCkk AO531f_UMA SIMPLO GCkk AO531f_UMA SIMPLO GCkk AO531f_UMA SIMPLO GCkk AO531f_UMA SIMPLO...
  • Page 196 BOM_Name Vendor AO531h_UMA PANASONIC AO531h_UMA SIMPLO AO531h_UMA SIMPLO AO531h_UMA SIMPLO AO531h_UMA SIMPLO AO531h_UMA SIMPLO AO531h_UMA SANYO AO531h_UMA SANYO AO531h_UMA SONY AO531h_UMA SONY AO531h_UMA SIMPLO AO531h_UMA SIMPLO AO531h_UMA SIMPLO AO531h_UMA SIMPLO AO531h_UMA SANYO GCkk AO531h_UMA SANYO GCkk AO531h_UMA SONY GCkk AO531h_UMA SONY GCkk AO531h_UMA...
  • Page 197 BOM_Name Vendor AO531h_UMA PANASONIC GCkk AO531h_UMA SIMPLO GCkk AO531h_UMA SIMPLO GCkk AO531h_UMA SIMPLO GCkk AO531h_UMA SIMPLO GCkk AO531h_UMA SIMPLO GCkk AO531h_UMA SANYO GCkk AO531h_UMA SANYO GCkk AO531h_UMA SONY GCkk AO531h_UMA SONY GCkk AO531h_UMA SIMPLO GCkk AO531h_UMA SIMPLO GCkk AO531h_UMA SIMPLO GCkk AO531h_UMA SIMPLO...
  • Page 198 BOM_Name Vendor AO531h_UMA Suyin GCkk CPU/Processor AO531f_UMA INTEL GCkk AO531f_UMA INTEL GCkk AO531h_UMA INTEL AO531h_UMA INTEL AO531h_UMA INTEL GCkk AO531h_UMA INTEL GCkk AO531h_UMA SEAGATE AO531h_UMA TOSHIBA AO531h_UMA TOSHIBA AO531h_UMA HGST AO531h_UMA HGST AO531h_UMA AO531h_UMA SEAGATE GCkk AO531h_UMA TOSHIBA GCkk AO531h_UMA TOSHIBA GCkk AO531h_UMA...
  • Page 199 BOM_Name Vendor AO531h_UMA None AO531h_UMA None AO531h_UMA None GCkk AO531h_UMA None GCkk AO531f_UMA Atheros GCkk AO531h_UMA Atheros AO531h_UMA Atheros GCkk AO531f_UMA GCkk AO531f_UMA GCkk AO531f_UMA SAMSUNG GCkk AO531f_UMA GCkk AO531f_UMA GCkk AO531f_UMA GCkk AO531h_UMA AO531h_UMA AO531h_UMA SAMSUNG AO531h_UMA AO531h_UMA AO531h_UMA AO531h_UMA GCkk AO531h_UMA...
  • Page 200 Memory HYNIX SO-DIMM DDRII 667 1GB HMP112S6EFR6C-Y5 LF 64*16 0.055um SO512MBII6 Memory SAMSUNG SO-DIMM DDRII 667 512MB M470T6464QZ3-CE6 LF MOUSE-A1 Acer Aspire one Mouse MS_A1 Black MOUSE-A1 Acer Aspire one Mouse MS_A1 Black MOUSE-A1 Acer Aspire one Mouse MS_A1 Black 945GSE...
  • Page 201 BOM_Name Vendor AO531h_UMA INTEL AO531h_UMA INTEL GCkk Southbridge Chipset AO531f_UMA Intel GCkk AO531h_UMA Intel AO531h_UMA Intel GCkk Software AO531f_UMA GCkk AO531h_UMA AO531h_UMA GCkk VGA Chip AO531f_UMA None GCkk AO531h_UMA None AO531h_UMA None GCkk WiFi Antenna AO531f_UMA GCkk AO531h_UMA AO531h_UMA GCkk WLAN AO531f_UMA Foxconn...
  • Page 202 Appendix B...
  • Page 203: 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 204 Appendix C...
  • Page 205: Index

    Numerics 3G Antennas Removing Replacing 3G Module Removing Replacing Antennas Removing Replacing Battery Replacing Battery Pack Removing BIOS ROM size ROM type vendor Version 21–29 BIOS Utility Advanced Boot Exit Navigating Save and Exit Security System Security Bluetooth Module Removing (HDD) Removing (SSD) Replacing (HDD) Replacing (SSD)
  • Page 206 Intermittent Problems Internal Microphone Failure Internal Speaker Failure Jumper and Connector Locations Top View Keyboard Removing Replacing Keyboard Failure LCD Bezel Removing Replacing LCD Brackets Removing Replacing LCD Cable Replacing LCD Failure LCD Module Removing Replacing LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart LCD Module Reassembly LCD Panel Removing...
  • Page 207 Replacing (SSD) speakers hotkey SSD Module Replacing SSD SKU Disassembly Procedure SSD SKU Reassembly Procedure System Block Diagram Test Compatible Components Thermal Module Removing Replacing Touch Pad hotkey Touch Pad Failure TouchPad FFC Removing Replacing Troubleshooting Built-in KB Failure Internal Microphone Internal Speakers LCD Failure No Display...

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