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Aspire 5530/5530G Series
Service Guide
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  • Page 1 Aspire 5530/5530G Series Service Guide Service guide files and updates are available on the ACER/CSD web; for more information, please refer to http://csd.acer.com.tw PRINTED IN TAIWAN...
  • Page 2: Revision History

    Revision History Please refer to the table below for the updates made on Aspire 5530/5530G Series service guide. Date Chapter Updates...
  • Page 3 Copyright Copyright © 2008 by Acer Incorporated. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated.
  • Page 4 Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: Denotes actual messages that appear SCREEN MESSAGES on screen. NOTE Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic. WARNING Alerts you to any damage that might result from doing or not doing specific actions.
  • Page 5 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

    Using the System Utilities ..........16 Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) ......16 Hardware Specifications and Configurations .
  • Page 8 Table of Contents Removing the Optical Drive Module ........62 Main Unit Disassembly Process .
  • Page 9 Table of Contents Replacing the Launch Board ........126 Replacing the Finger Print Reader .
  • Page 10 Table of Contents Aspire 5530 FRU List ..........174 Model Definition and Configuration Aspire 5530 Series .
  • Page 11: System Specifications

    AMD Athlon™ Dual-Core Processor* • AMD M780G Chipset • Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g* • Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/Draft-N* • System Memory Dual-Channel DDR2 support • Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules •...
  • Page 12: Privacy Control

    Special keys and controls 88-/89-/93-key keyboard • Touchpad pointing device • Empowering Key • Easy-launch buttons: WLAN, Internet, email, Bluetooth, Acer Arcade™ • Acer MediaTouch keys: play/pause, stop, previous, next • Volume wheel • Acer Media Center remote control* •...
  • Page 13 • Line-in jack • Ethernet (RJ-45) port • Modem (RJ-11) port • DC-in jack for AC adapter • Acer EasyPort IV connector • Environment Temperature: • Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C • Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C •...
  • Page 14: System Block Diagram

    System Block Diagram Chapter 1...
  • 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 Item Description Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. Acer Crystal Eye Web camera for video communication. Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output.
  • Page 16: Closed Front View

    (only for certain models). Status indicators Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. Acer MediaTouch For use with Acer Arcade and other media keys playing programs. Empowering key Launch Acer Empowering Technology. Status indicators...
  • Page 17: Left View

    Icon Item Description Kensington lock Connects to a Kensington-compatible slot computer security lock. Acer EasyPort IV Connects to Acer EasyPort IV. connector Ethernet (RJ-45) Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based port network. External display Connects to a display device (VGA) port (e.g.
  • Page 18: Right View

    Right View Icon Item Description USB 2.0 port Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g. USB mouse, USB camera). Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs. Optical disk access Lights up when the optical drive is active. indicator Optical drive eject Ejects the optical disk from the drive.
  • Page 19: Bottom View

    Bottom View Icon Item Description Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. Battery release Releases the battery for removal. latch Battery lock Locks the battery in position. Memory Houses the computer's main memory. compartment Sub-woofer Emits low frequency sound output. Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws).
  • Page 20: Indicators

    WLAN, Internet, email, Bluetooth, Arcade and Acer Empowering Technology. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. Icon...
  • Page 21: Touchpad Basics (With Fingerprint Reader)

    Touchpad Basics (with fingerprint reader) The following items show you how to use the touchpad with Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader: Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor. • Press the left (1) and right (4) buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and •...
  • Page 22: Using The Keyboard

    Using the Keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded numeric keypad, separate cursor, lock, Windows, function and special keys. Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Lock key Description Caps Lock...
  • Page 23: Windows Keys

    Windows Keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Description 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 24: Hot Keys

    Icon Function Description <Fn> + <F1> Hotkey help Displays help on hotkeys. <Fn> + <F2> Acer eSettings Launches Acer eSettings Management in Acer Management Empowering Technology. <Fn> + <F3> Acer ePower Launches Acer ePower Management in Acer Management Empowering Technology.
  • Page 25: 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: Note: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol.
  • Page 26: Using The System Utilities

    Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process. Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four pre-defined display settings so you can view multiple windows on the same screen. To access this function, please go to Start All Programs and click on Acer GridVista.
  • Page 27 Double (vertical), Triple (primary at left), Triple (primary at right), or Quad Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible, allowing two displays to be partitioned independently. Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible, allowing two displays to be partitioned independently. AcerGridVista is simple to set up: Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each display from the task bar.
  • Page 28: Hardware Specifications And Configurations

    BIOS package ACPI 2.0 compliance with Intel Speed Step Support C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 and S3, S4 for mobile CPU Supported protocols Support ISIPP • Support Acer UI • Support multi-boot • Suspend to RAM (S3)/Disk (S4) • Various hot-keys for system control •...
  • Page 29 Item Specification Memory size 0MB (no on-board memory) DIMM socket number 2 sockets Supports memory size per socket 2 GB Supports maximum memory size 4G for 64bit OS (with two 2GB SODIMM) Supports DIMM type DDR 2 Synchronous DRAM 667/800 MHz Memory module combinations You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they match the above specifications.
  • Page 30 Wireless Module 802.11b/g Item Specification Chipset BCM4312 Data throughput 54Mbps Protocol 802.11b/g Interface pci-E Hard Disk Drive Interface Item Specification Vendor & Segate Segate Toshiba Toshiba Hitachi Model ST9250827AS ST9160310AS MK1246GSX MK1652GSX 5K320-320 Name 5K320-250 Capacity 320, 250 (MB) Bytes per sector Data heads 4, 4 or 3...
  • Page 31 Super-Multi Combo Module Item Specification Manufacturer and Model Sony DL 8X AD-7560S Toshiba DL 8X TS-L633A Type Drawer type Interface SATA Data Transfer Modes PIO Mode4 • DMA Multiword Mode2 • ULTRA DMA Mode2 • Buffer Memory Size 2 MB Maximum Write Speed CD-R Max.
  • Page 32 CD-R Media (48x/40x/32x/24x/16x/8x) Mitsubishi (Verbatim), Taiyo- • Yuden, Mitsui, Ricoh, Fuji film, Sony, Hitachi Maxell, Memorex, RITEK, CMC, P.V.C, JVC, SKC, ACER, Prime Disc, TDK CD-RW Media (10x/4x) Ricoh, Mitsubishi (Verbatim), ACER, • OPTROM, Memorex, P.V.C, RITEK, CMC, LEADDATA, GigaStorage,...
  • Page 33 Video Memory Item Specification Chipset RS780MN for UMA, M82ME-XT/M86ME for Discrete Memory size Up to 512MB for Discrete SKU USB Interface Item Specification Chipset AMD SB700 USB Compliancy Level Support USB 1.1 and 2.0 OHCI 5 OHCI and 2 EHCI controller Number of USB port Chipset support 12 port(4 external port on the system) Location...
  • Page 34 Battery 8 Cell Item Specification Vendor & model name Sanyo & Sony & Panasonic & Simplo & AS07B32 AS07B42 AS07B52 AS07B72 Battery Type Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion Pack capacity 4800mAh 4800mAh 4800mAh 4800mAh Number of battery cell 8cell 8cell 8cell 8cell Package configuration 4S2P...
  • Page 35 LCD Camera Item Specification Vendor Bison Electronics Suyin Model Name BN30V4O7-010 CN0314-SN30-OV03-1 Type Fixed Fixed Dimension (L x W x H mm) W 9 * L 65 * H 5.3 mm 65* 9.0 * 5.30+/-0.20 mm Sensor Up to SXGA(1280x1024) size OV7725 CMOS Sensor 350K CMOS sensor Pixel...
  • Page 36 Chapter 1...
  • Page 37: System Utilities

    Chapter 2 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 38: Information

    Information The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Security Power Boot Exit CPU Type: AMD Turion (tm) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-84 CPU Speed: 2300 MHz HDD Model Name: Hitachi HTS542525K9SA00 -(PM) HDD Serial Number: 071110BB0F00WDGS1K4C ATAPI Model Name:...
  • Page 39: 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. PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Security Power Boot Exit Item Specific Help System Time [13:04:04] <Tab>, <Shift-Tab>, or System Date [04/30/2008]...
  • Page 40: 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.
  • Page 41 Parameter Description Submenu Items On chip SATA Enable On chip SATA. Option: Enabled or Disabled SATA Class ID Select the SATA Class ID. Option: IDE-ACHI Class, HyperFlash Class, IDE-HyperFlash Class, IDE Native Mode, Raid Class, ACHI Class, or IDE Legacy Mode SATA IDE Set SATA IDE Combined mode.
  • Page 42: Security

    Security The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Security Power Boot Exit Item Specific Help Supervisor Password Is Clear Supervisor Password User Password Is Clear controls acces to the HDD 0 Password Is HDD Password Frozen setup utility.
  • Page 43: 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: Type a password in the “Enter New Password” field. The password length can not exceeds 8 alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, not case sensitive).
  • Page 44: 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. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field.
  • Page 45: Power

    Power The Power screen allows the user to configure CPU and power management options. PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Security Power Boot Exit Item Specific Help Enable ACPI (debug only): [Yes[ En/Disable ACPI BIOS High Precision Event Timer [Yes] (Advance Configuration and Power Interface) Debug only, remove this...
  • Page 46: 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. PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Information Main Advanced...
  • Page 47: Amd

    The AMD screen allows the user to configure memory, thermal management options, and device wakeup behavior. PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Security Power Boot Exit Item Specific Help CBS Options These options are PBS Options common to all platforms. ↑↓...
  • Page 48: Exit

    Exit The Exit screen allows you to save or discard any changes you made and quit the BIOS Utility. PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Security Power Boot Exit Item Specific Help Exit Saving Changes Exit System Setup and Exit Discarding Changes save your changes to Load Setup Defaults CMOS.
  • Page 49: 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 50: 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 51: Winflash Utility

    WinFlash Utility Perform the following steps to use the WinFlash Utility: Double click the WinFlash executable. The Destination Directory screen displays. Click Start. A warning screen displays. 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 52: Removing Hdd Passwords

    Removing HDD Passwords This section provide you with removing HDD/BIOS password method: Remove HDD Password: If you key in the wrong HDD password three time, HDD password error code displays on the screen. To reset the HDD password, perform the following steps: From a DOS prompt, key in Unlock6.exe 10068 00 and press <Enter>.
  • Page 53 Remove BIOS Password: If you key in wrong Supervisor Password for three time, “System Disabled” would display on the • screen. See the image below. If you need to solve BIOS password locked problem, you can run BIOS_PW.EXE • Key in “bios_pw 14452 0” Choose one upper-case string Reboot the system and key in “qjjg9vy”...
  • Page 54 Chapter 2...
  • Page 55: Removing Bios Passwords

    Removing 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. Chapter 2...
  • Page 56 Chapter 2...
  • Page 57: Machine Disassembly And Replacement

    Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for maintenance and troubleshooting. Disassembly Requirements To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools: Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge •...
  • Page 58: General Information

    General Information Pre-disassembly Instructions Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following: 1. Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals. 2. Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system. 3.
  • Page 59: External Module Disassembly Process

    External Module Disassembly Process External Modules Disassembly Flowchart The flowchart below gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to remove the main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.
  • Page 60: Removing The Battery Pack

    Removing the Battery Pack 1. Turn 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 61: Removing The Sd Dummy Card

    Removing the SD dummy card 1. Push the SD dummy card in to eject it. 2. Grasp the card and pull it out from the slot. Chapter 3...
  • Page 62: Removing The Expresscard Dummy Card

    Removing the ExpressCard dummy card 1. Push the ExpressCard dummy card in to eject it. 2. Grasp the card and pull it out from the slot. Chapter 3...
  • Page 63: Removing The Lower Covers

    Removing the Lower Covers 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2. See “Removing the SD dummy card” on page 51. 3. See “Removing the ExpressCard dummy card” on page 52. 4. Remove the two screws from the memory and WLAN bays and loosen the two captive HDD bay screws. Memory Cover WLAN...
  • Page 64 6. Remove the HDD cover as shown. 7. Remove the WLAN cover as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 65: Removing The Dimm Modules

    Removing the DIMM Modules 1. Remove the Battery Pack. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2. Remove the Memory Module cover See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 53. 3. Push out the release latches on both sides of the DIMM socket to release the DIMM module. 4.
  • Page 66: Removing The Wlan Module

    Removing the WLAN Module 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2. Remove the WLAN cover. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 53. 3. Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN board. 4. Move the antenna cables away and remove the two screws on the WLAN board to release the WLAN board. Step Size Quantity...
  • Page 67 5. Detach the WLAN board from the WLAN socket. NOTE: When re-attaching the antenna to the WLAN board, make sure the cables are arranged under the WLAN bracket. Chapter 3...
  • Page 68: Removing The Tv Tuner Module

    Removing the TV tuner Module 1. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 53. 1. Remove the securing screw, located on the WLAN bracket, and remove the bracket. NOTE: Move the antenna cables out of the way to allow for easier access. Step Size Quantity...
  • Page 69 3. Disconnect the cable from the TV tuner module. 4. Remove the two securing screws. Step Size Quantity Screw Type TV Tuner Module M2*3 (NL) 5. Remove the tv tuner module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 70: Removing The Hard Disk Drive Module

    Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2. Remove the HDD cover, See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 53. 3. Use the mylar tab to slide and lift up the hard disk drive module to remove. NOTE: To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it.
  • Page 71 4. Remove the four screws securing the hard disk to the carrier. Step Size Quantity Screw Type HDD Carrier M3*3 (NL) 5. Remove the HDD from the carrier. Chapter 3...
  • Page 72: Removing The Optical Drive Module

    Removing the Optical Drive Module 1. Remove the Battery Pack. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2. Remove the Memory cover. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 53. 3. Remove the screw securing the ODD module. Step Size Quantity Screw Type...
  • Page 73 5. Remove the three screws securing the ODD bracket and remove the ODD bracket from the optical disk drive module. Step Size Quantity Screw Type ODD Bracket M2*3 (NL) 6. Insert a pin in the eject hole of the ODD to eject the ODD tray. 7.
  • Page 74: Main Unit Disassembly Process

    Main Unit Disassembly Process Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart Screw List Step Screw Quantity Color Part No. Switch Cover M2*3 (NL) LCD Module M2.5*8(NL) M2.5*5 (NL) Upper Cover M2.5*8 (NL) M2.5*5 (NL) Chapter 3...
  • Page 75 Step Screw Quantity Color Part No. Finger Print Reader M2*3 (NL) Upper Right Saddle M2*3 (NL) Left Speaker Module M2.5*4 (NL) Upper left Saddle M2.5*4 (NL) Touch Pad Bracket M2*3 (NL) eKey Board M2*3 (NL) Switch Board M2.5*4 (NL) Right Speaker Module M2.5*4 (NL) TV Board M2.5*4 (NL)
  • Page 76: Removing The Switch Cover

    Removing the Switch Cover CAUTION: Using tools to remove the Switch Cover may cause damage to the outer casing. It is recommended that only fingers are used to remove the Switch Cover. 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2.
  • Page 77: Removing The Keyboard

    Removing the Keyboard 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50.. 2. Push down on the two latches securing the keyboard to the upper case. 3. Turn the keyboard over and pull back the securing latch to release the FFC. Chapter 3...
  • Page 78: Removing The Antenna

    Removing the Antenna WARNING:Do not attempt to pull the antenna cables under the WLAN bracket to prevent stripping of the cable. 1. See “Removing the WLAN Module” on page 56. 2. Remove the securing screw, located on the WLAN bracket, and remove the bracket. NOTE: Move the antenna cables out of the way to allow for easier access.
  • Page 79 4. Using one hand, pull the cables completely through the battery housing. NOTE: Do not remove the adhesive tape. 5. Push the cables through the chassis, then turn over the computer and pull them completely through. Chapter 3...
  • Page 80: Removing The Lcd Module

    Removing the LCD Module 1. Remove the Antenna. Remove the Antenna. See “Removing the Antenna” on page 68. 2. Remove the two securing screws from the bottom of the chassis. Step Size Quantity Screw Type LCD Module M2.5*8(NL) 3. Turn the computer over. Disconnect the LCD, MIC and back light cables from the top panel. MIC cable LCD cable Back light cable...
  • Page 81 4. Remove the four securing screws (two on each side) connecting the LCD module. Step Size Quantity Screw Type LCD Hinges M2.5*6 (NL) (Red call out) LCD Hinges M2.5*10 (NL) (Blue call out) 5. Carefully remove the LCD module from the chassis. Chapter 3...
  • Page 82: Removing The Upper Cover

    Removing the Upper Cover 1. Remove the LCD Module. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 70. 2. Turn the computer over. Remove the nine screws on the bottom panel. Step Size Quantity Screw Type Upper Cover M2.5*10 (NL) 3. Turn the computer over. Remove the five screws on the top panel. Step Size Quantity...
  • Page 83 4. Disconnect the seven cables from the mainboard as shown. Disconnect A as shown. Release the securing latches and disconnect B as shown. Release the securing latches and disconnect C as Release the securing latches and disconnect D as shown. shown.
  • Page 84 Release the securing latches and disconnect E as Release the securing latches and disconnect F as shown. shown. Release the securing latches and disconnect G as shown. 5. Remove the upper cover by lifting upward from the chassis, rear edge first. Chapter 3...
  • Page 85 6. Turn the upper cover over. The upper cover appears as follows. Chapter 3...
  • Page 86: Removing The Finger Print Reader

    Removing the Finger Print Reader 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 2. Remove the securing screw from the Finger Print Reader board, and ensure the FFC is free of the upper cover. Step Size Quantity Screw Type Finger Print M2*3 (NL) Reader...
  • Page 87: Removing The Upper Right Saddle

    Removing the Upper Right Saddle 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 2. Remove the two securing screws from the upper saddle. Step Size Quantity Screw Type Upper Right M2*3 (NL) Saddle 3. Grasp the upper saddle and lift up to remove. Chapter 3...
  • Page 88: Removing The Left Speaker Module

    Removing the Left Speaker Module 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 2. Remove the two securing screws from the left speaker. Step Size Quantity Screw Type Left Speaker M2.5*4 (NL) Module 3. Grasp both ends of the mylar cover and carefully pull back to expose the speaker cable. 4.
  • Page 89: Removing The Upper Left Saddle

    5. Remove the left speaker module as shown. Removing the Upper Left Saddle 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 2. Pull back the mylar cover to expose the top securing screw. 3. Remove the bottom securing screw. 4.
  • Page 90: Removing The Touch Pad Bracket

    Step Size Quantity Screw Type Left Speaker M2.5*4 (NL) Module 5. Firmly lift and rotate the saddle counter-clockwise to remove, paying attention to the securing clip. Removing the Touch Pad Bracket 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 2.
  • Page 91 4. Remove the two securing screws from the Touch Pad bracket. Step Size Quantity Screw Type Touch Pad Bracket M2*3 (NL) 5. Remove the Touch Pad bracket. IMPORTANT:The Touch Pad cannot be removed individually. To replace the Touch Pad, replace the entire Upper Cover.
  • Page 92: Removing The Launch Board

    Removing the Launch Board 1. See “Removing the Upper Left Saddle” on page 79. 2. Grasp the Launch Board and lift up to remove from the Upper Cover. Removing the Media Board 1. See “Removing the Upper Left Saddle” on page 79. 2.
  • Page 93: Removing The Ekey Board

    IMPORTANT:Do not press on components to prevent damage. Removing the eKey Board 1. See “Removing the Upper Right Saddle” on page 77. 2. Turn the Upper Cover over and remove the FFC. 3. Remove the single screw Step Size Quantity Screw Type eKey Board M2*3 (NL)
  • Page 94 4. Pry the eKey board off the Upper Cover. 5. Grasp the board and gently pull the FFC through the Upper Cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 95: Removing The Switch Board

    Removing the Switch Board 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 2. Remove the single securing screw. Step Size Quantity Screw Type Switch Board M2.5*4 (NL) 3. Lift the switch board and FFC up and away from the upper cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 96: Removing The Right Speaker Module

    Removing the Right Speaker Module 1. Remove the Upper Cover. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 2. Remove the two securing screws from the speaker module. Step Size Quantity Screw Type Speaker M2.5*4 (NL) 3. Disconnect the speaker cable from the mainboard. 4.
  • Page 97: Removing The Tv Board

    Removing the TV Board 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 2. Disconnect the antenna and cable from the board. 3. Remove the two securing screws from the TV board. Step Size Quantity Screw Type TV Board M2.5*4 (NL) 4.
  • Page 98: Removing The Bluetooth Module

    Removing the Bluetooth Module 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 2. Grasp the Bluetooth module and lift to remove. 3. Lift the Bluetooth module away from the base and disconnect the bluetooth cable. Chapter 3...
  • Page 99: Removing The Usb Board

    Removing the USB Board 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 2. See “Removing the Bluetooth Module” on page 88. 3. Remove cable from the USB board. 4. Remove the two securing screws from the USB board and lift clear of the chassis. Step Size Quantity...
  • Page 100: Removing The Modem Module

    Removing the Modem Module 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 2. Remove securing screw from the modem module. Step Size Quantity Screw Type Modem Module M2*3 (NL) 3. Lift the module and disconnect the modem cable as shown in the following images. Chapter 3...
  • Page 101: Removing The Subwoofer Module

    Removing the Subwoofer Module 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 2. Disconnect the subwoofer cable as shown. 3. Remove the two securing screws from the subwoofer module and lift the subwoofer clear of the chassis. Step Size Quantity Screw Type Subwoofer...
  • Page 102: Removing The Main Board

    Removing the Main Board 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 67. 3. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 70. 4. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 5. Disconnect the three cables from the bottom right of the mainboard as shown. 6.
  • Page 103 7. Remove the two securing screws from the Mainboard. Step Size Quantity Screw Type Mainboard M2.5*5 (NL) 8. Remove the main board, rightside first, as shown. 9. Lift the power jack clear of power port on the Lower Cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 104: Removing The Rj-11 Port

    Removing the RJ-11 Port 1. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 2. See “Removing the Right Speaker Module” on page 86. 3. See “Removing the Main Board” on page 92. 4. Remove the RJ-11 cable from its housing. 5.
  • Page 105: Removing The Thermal Module

    Removing the Thermal Module 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 70. 3. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 4. See “Removing the Main Board” on page 92. 5.
  • Page 106 7. Lift the Thermal Module clear of the Mainboard. Chapter 3...
  • Page 107: Removing The Cpu

    Removing the CPU 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 3. See “Removing the Main Board” on page 92. 4. See “Removing the Thermal Module” on page 95. 5. Using a flat screwdriver, turn the CPU socket latch counter-clockwise 180° to release the CPU. 6.
  • Page 108: Removing The Vga Module

    Removing the VGA Module 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2. See “Removing the Upper Cover” on page 72. 3. See “Removing the Main Board” on page 92. 4. Remove the two securing screws from the VGA Module. Step Size Quantity...
  • Page 109: Lcd Module Disassembly Process

    LCD Module Disassembly Process LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart Screw List Step Screw Quantity Color Part No. LCD Bezel M2.5*5 (NL) Black Inverter Board M2.5*5 (NL) Black Camera Module M2*3 (NL) Black Camera Board M2*3 (NL) Black LCD Panel M2.5*5 (NL) Black LCD Brackets M2*3 (NL)
  • Page 110: Removing The Lcd Bezel

    Removing the LCD Bezel 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 70. 3. Remove the two upper and two lower bezel screw caps. Remove the four securing screws from the LCD module.
  • Page 111: Removing The Inverter Board

    Removing the Inverter Board 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 70. 3. See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 100. 4. Remove the securing tapes from the left and right sides of the Inverter board as shown. 5.
  • Page 112 6. Disconnect the left and right Inverter board cables as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 113: Removing The Camera Module

    Removing the Camera Module 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 53. 3. See “Removing the WLAN Module” on page 56. 4. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 67. 5. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 70. 6.
  • Page 114 9. Lift the Camera Module clear of the LCD Module. 10. Remove the securing screw from the camera board. Step Size Quantity Screw Type Camera Board M2*3 (NL) 11. Remove the camera board from the bracket. Chapter 3...
  • Page 115: Removing The Lcd Panel

    Removing the LCD Panel 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 53. 3. See “Removing the WLAN Module” on page 56. 4. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 67. 5. See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 70. 6.
  • Page 116: Removing The Lcd Brackets And Fpc Cable

    Removing the LCD Brackets and FPC Cable 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 53. 3. See “Removing the WLAN Module” on page 56. 4. See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 67. 5.
  • Page 117: Removing The Antennas

    Removing the Antennas 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 53. 3. See “Removing the WLAN Module” on page 56. 4. See “Removing the LCD Panel” on page 105. 5. Remove the strips holding the antenna cables in place. Ensure the cables are free from obstructions. 6.
  • Page 118: Removing The Mic Module

    Removing the MIC Module 1. See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 50. 2. See “Removing the Lower Covers” on page 53. 3. See “Removing the WLAN Module” on page 56. 4. See “Removing the LCD Panel” on page 105. 5.
  • Page 119: Lcd Module Reassembly Procedure

    LCD Module Reassembly Procedure Replacing the LCD Panel 1. Align the LCD brackets with the eight screw holes (four on each side) on the LCD Panel as shown. 2. Secure the LCD brackets to the LCD panel. 3. Turn the panel over. Insert the LCD Panel cable into the LCD Panel as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 120 4. Replace the MIC cable under the mylar tab strips, and replace the MIC as shown. Secure the cable by pressing down on the strips. 5. Replace the antenna cables and assembly. 6. Replace the tabs securing the left and right antennas to the LCD module. 7.
  • Page 121 8. Secure the cable by pressing down on the securing 9. Replace the two securing screws on the LCD strip. Module. 10. Replace the camera board in the bracket. 11. Replace the securing screw on the camera board. 12. Replace the Camera Module in the bottom cover. 13.
  • Page 122 14. Connect the Camera Module cable as shown. 15. Connect the left and right Inverter board cables as shown. 16. Connect the left and right Inverter board cables as shown. 17. Replace the inverter board and secure with the two provided screws. Chapter 3...
  • Page 123: Replacing The Lcd Bezel

    18. Replace the securing tapes from the left and right sides of the Inverter board as shown. NOTE: Tuck the cables securely to prevent damage to the cables or module. Replacing the LCD Bezel 1. Align the edge of the bezel with the bottom cover and replace the LCD Module. 2.
  • Page 124: Main Module Reassembly Procedure

    Main Module Reassembly Procedure Replacing the VGA Module 1. Insert the VGA Module as shown. 2. Replace the two securing screws on the VGA Module. Replacing the CPU 1. Carefully turn the mainboard upside down (CPU 2. Using a flat-tipped screw driver, lock the CPU in side up), and insert the CPU into the CPU bracket the socket as shown.
  • Page 125: Replacing The Thermal Module

    Replacing the Thermal Module 1. Align and place the Thermal Module in the 2. Connect the fan module cable to the mainboard. mounting as shown. 3. Replace the eight securing screws from the Thermal Module. Replacing the RJ-11 Port 1. Insert the RJ-11 port into the base as shown. 2.
  • Page 126 3. Replace the RJ-11 cable in its housing. Chapter 3...
  • Page 127: Replacing The Mainboard

    Replacing the Mainboard 1. Replace the power jack in the Lower Cover. 2. Gently lower the mainboard, leftside first, on the lower base. Ensure the screw sockets are aligned. 3. Ensure that the Mainboard is face up (the Heatsink and CPU are not visible). Place the Mainboard in the chassis, rear edge first, and press down to install.
  • Page 128: Replacing Subwoofer Module

    Replacing Subwoofer Module 6. Locate the Subwoofer on the lower cover, and replace the two securing screws. 7. Connect the subwoofer cable as shown. Replacing the Modem Module 1. Connect the modem cable and locate it over the screw socket. 2.
  • Page 129: Replacing The Usb Board

    3. Replace the securing screw on the modem module. Replacing the USB Board 1. Angle the right side of the USB board into the lower base. Align the screw sockets and replace the two securing screws. 2. Replace the cable on the USB board. Chapter 3...
  • Page 130: Replacing The Bluetooth Board

    Replacing the Bluetooth Board 1. While holding the Bluetooth module, connect the 2. Position the module over the aligning pins and cable as shown. insert in place. Replacing the TV Board 1. Angle the TV board into the lower base and lower into position. 2.
  • Page 131: Replacing The Right Speaker Module

    Replacing the Right Speaker Module 1. Replace the speaker module and insert the cable completely through the housing as shown. 2. Connect the speaker cable to the mainboard. Chapter 3...
  • Page 132: Replacing The Switch Board

    3. Replace the two securing screws on the speaker module. Replacing the Switch Board 1. Position the Switch Board over the screw socket. 2. Replace the single securing screw. Replacing the eKey Board 1. Insert the FFC through the Upper Cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 133 2. Insert the eKey board at an angle and press down to situate. 3. Replace the single screw 4. Turn the Upper Cover over and press the FFC down to secure in place. Chapter 3...
  • Page 134: Replacing The Media Board

    Replacing the Media Board 1. Insert the Media Board into the lower cover. If necessary, use a pry to press the board in place. IMPORTANT:Do not press on components to prevent damage. 2. Insert the FFC flush with the connector and press the locking lever down to secure. 3.
  • Page 135: Replacing The Upper Right Saddle

    Replacing the Upper Right Saddle 1. Insert the left edge into position and pivot the upper saddle in place. 2. Replace the two securing screws on the upper saddle. Chapter 3...
  • Page 136: Replacing The Launch Board

    Replacing the Launch Board 1. Insert the left edge of the Launch Board into place 2. Insert the saddle in place, taking care to locate it and pivot the board down in place. over the alignment pins. 3. Replace the two securing screws. 4.
  • Page 137 2. Replace the bracket as shown. 3. Replace the single securing screw. Chapter 3...
  • Page 138: Replacing The Touch Pad Bracket

    Replacing the Touch Pad Bracket IMPORTANT:The Touch Pad cannot be removed individually. To replace the Touch Pad, replace the entire Upper Cover. 1. Replace the Touch Pad bracket. 2. Replace the two securing screws from the Touch Pad bracket. 3. Replace the Finger Print reader FFC and secure 4.
  • Page 139: Replacing The Left Speaker Module

    Replacing the Left Speaker Module 1. Align and replace the Speaker Module in the upper 2. Grasp both ends of the mylar cover to expose the case. housing. 3. Replace the speaker cable as shown. 4. While holding the mylar cover back with one hand, 6.
  • Page 140 2. Connect the seven cables on the mainboard as shown. Chapter 3...
  • Page 141: Replacing The Lcd Module

    3. Replace the five screws on the top panel. 4. Turn the computer over. Replace the nine screws on the bottom panel. Replacing the LCD Module 1. Carefully align the LCD module over the hinge sockets and lower the module into the chassis. Chapter 3...
  • Page 142 2. Replace the four securing screws (two on each side) securing the LCD module. 3. Connect the LCD, MIC and back light cables. LCD cable MIC cable Back light cable Chapter 3...
  • Page 143: Replacing The Antenna Cables

    4. Turn the computer over and replace the two securing screws on the bottom of the chassis. Replacing the Antenna Cables Ensure that the three Antenna cables pass through the Mainboard and are accessible from the underside of lower cover. 1.
  • Page 144: Replacing The Keyboard

    Replacing the Keyboard 1. Align the FFC with the connector and press the 2. Turn the keyboard over and press down to secure. latch down to secure. Replacing the Switch Cover 1. Insert the left side of the switch cover and angle 2.
  • Page 145: Replacing The Tv Tuner Module

    Replacing the TV Tuner Module 4. Replace the tv tuner module. 5. Replace the two securing screws. 6. Connect the cable to the TV tuner module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 146 7. Replace the adhesive strip to secure the cable. 8. Replace bracket and secure with provided screw. Chapter 3...
  • Page 147: Replacing The Wlan Module

    Replacing the WLAN Module 1. Insert the WLAN board into the WLAN socket. 2. Replace the two screws to secure the module. 3. Connect the two antenna cables to the module. Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Module 1. Place the HDD in the HDD carrier. 2.
  • Page 148: Replacing The Dimm Modules

    3. Insert the HDD, interface side first, until HDD firmly slides in place. Replacing the DIMM Modules NOTE: To replace DIMM Module 2, first remove DIMM Module 1. In this procedure, only DIMM Module 1 is shown. 1. Insert the DIMM Module flush with the connector and press down to lock in place. Chapter 3...
  • Page 149: Replacing The Odd Module

    Replacing the ODD Module 1. With the ODD tray in the eject position, replace the 2. Press the cover into the tray, bottom edge first, to ODD cover on the new ODD Module. secure. 3. Turn the ODD over and replace the three securing 4.
  • Page 150: Replacing The Lower Covers

    Replacing the Lower Covers 1. Replace the Memory Cover. 2. Replace the single screw to secure in place. 3. Replace the WLAN Cover. 4. Replace the screw to secure in place. 5. Replace HDD Cover. 6. Replace the two screws to secure in place. Chapter 3...
  • Page 151: Replacing The Express And Sd Card Trays

    Replacing the Express and SD Card Trays 1. Insert the Express Card and push into the slot until 2. Insert the SD Card and push into the slot until flush flush with the chassis cover. with the chassis cover. Chapter 3...
  • Page 152 Chapter 3...
  • Page 153: 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 154: 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 155: 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 156: 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 48. 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 157: 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 158: 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 159: 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 System and Maintenance System Device Manager. Check the Device Manager to determine that: The device is properly installed.
  • Page 160: 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 161: 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 162: 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: Audio CDs do not play when loaded •...
  • Page 163 Check that there are no yellow exclamation marks against the items in lDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. If a device has an exclamation mark, right-click on the device and uninstall and reinstall the driver. Check that there are no yellow exclamation marks against the items in DVD/CD-ROM drives. If a device has an exclamation mark, right-click on the device and uninstall and reinstall the driver.
  • Page 164 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. Restart the computer and press F2 to enter the BIOS Utility. Check that the drive is detected in the ATAPI Model Name field on the Information page.
  • Page 165: 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: Modem Function Failure If the internal Modem fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Chapter 4...
  • Page 166: Wireless Function Failure

    If the WLAN fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non- defective FRUs: EasyTouch Button Failure If the Acer EasyTouch buttons fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Chapter 4...
  • Page 167: Mediatouch Button Failure

    MediaTouch Button Failure If the Acer MediaTouch buttons fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Fingerprint Reader Failure If the Fingerprint Reader fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not...
  • Page 168: 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: HDTV Switch Failure If the HDTV Switch fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs: Chapter 4...
  • Page 169: 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 170: Intermittent Problems

    Issue” on page 144.): 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 171: Post Codes Tables

    POST Codes Tables These tables describe the POST codes, functions, phases, and components for the POST. Chipset POST Codes The following table details the chipset POST codes and functions used in the POST. Code Beeps POST Routine Description Verify Real Mode Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) Get CPU type Initialize system hardware...
  • Page 172 Code Beeps POST Routine Description Advanced configuration of chipset registers Load alternate registers with CMOS values Initialize interrupt vectors POST device initialization 2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice Check video configuration against CMOS Initialize PCI bus and devices Initialize all video adapters in system QuietBoot start (optional) Shadow video BIOS ROM Display BIOS copyright notice...
  • Page 173 Code Beeps POST Routine Description Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices (optional) Initialize BIOS Data Area Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs) Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area Test and initialize PS/2 mouse Initialize floppy controller Determine number of ATA drives (optional) Initialize hard-disk controllers Initialize local-bus hard-disk controllers Jump to UserPatch2 Build MPTABLE for multi-processor boards...
  • Page 174 Code Beeps POST Routine Description Initialize error display function Initialize system error handler PnPnd dual CMOS (optional) Initialize notebook docking (optional) Initialize notebook docking late Force check (optional) Extended checksum (optional) Unknown interrupt Code Beeps For Boot Block in Flash ROM Initialize the chipset Initialize the bridge Initialize the CPU...
  • Page 175: Jumper And Connector Locations

    Chapter 5 Jumper and Connector Locations Top View Item Description Item Description JLVDS1 LCD Connector JP13 FP/B Connector JP23 Acer backlight Connector JP27 Sub-Woofer Connector JP16 Power/B Connector USB/B Connector TV/B Connector JP10 Bluetooth Connector JP21 Fun/B Connector JMDC1 MDC Connector...
  • Page 176: Bottom View

    Bottom View Item Description Item Description PJP1 AC-IN Connector JSATA2 HDD Connector JDOCK1 Dock Connector JMINI2 TV-Tuner Card Connector JRJ45 RJ45 Connector JMINI1 Wireless Card Connector JMXM1 MXM Board Connector JSATA1 ODD Connector JCRT1 CRT Connector JDIMM2 Memory DIMM2 Connector JHDMI1 HDMI Connector JDIMM1...
  • Page 177: 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 5530. Aspire 5530 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 178: 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 179 A progress screen displays. 7. The following message displays when the Crisis Diskette is created successfully. 8. Click OK to complete the process. 9. Insert the Crisis Disk in to the USB floppy drive attached to the BIOS flash failed system. 10.
  • Page 180 Chapter 5...
  • Page 181: 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 182: Aspire 5530 Exploded Diagrams

    Aspire 5530 Exploded Diagrams Discrete SKU Item Description Part Number Heat Pad Strip Cover F/P Board Bracket F/P Board Module Upper Case with F/P Reader Mainboard Thermal Unit with Fan Module HDMI Module Lower Case Thermal Module Heat Pad Chapter 6...
  • Page 183: Uma Sku

    UMA SKU Item Description Part Number Heat Pad Strip Cover F/P Board Bracket F/P Board Module Upper Case with F/P Reader Mainboard Fan Module HDMI Module Lower Case Thermal Module Heat Pad Chapter 6...
  • Page 184: Aspire 5530 Fru List

    Aspire 5530 FRU List Category Description Part Number Adapter ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP-65KB DFA ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP65KB BFJA ADAPTER 65W 3PIN LITE-ON PA-1650-02AC ADAPTER 65W 3PIN HIPRO AC-OK065B13 ADAPTER 90W 3PIN DELTA ADP-90SB BBEA ADAPTER 90W 3PIN DELTA ADP90SB BBEN ADAPTER 90W 3PIN LITE-ON PA-1900-24AR ADAPTER 90W 3PIN HIPRO AC-OL093B13P Battery...
  • Page 185 Category Description Part Number USB BOARD TV BOARD W/RF TV BOARD W/O RF MEDIA BOARD FINGER PRINT BOARD POWER BOARD FUNCTION BOARD BUTTON BOARD HDMI BOARD-UMA Cable RJ11 CABLE BLUE TOOTH CABLE USB CABLE Chapter 6...
  • Page 186 Category Description Part Number TV BOARD CABLE MEDIA BOARD FFC ANTENNA-R ANTENNA-L T/P FFC POWER CORD US 3 PIN 27.TAVV5.001 POWER CORD EU 3 PIN 27.TAVV5.002 POWER CORD AUS 3 PIN 27.TAVV5.003 POWER CORD UK 3 PIN 27.TAVV5.004 POWER CORD CHINA 3 PIN 27.TAVV5.005 POWER CORD SWISS 3 PIN 27.TAVV5.006...
  • Page 187 Category Description Part Number Assembly STRIP COVER UPPER CASE ASSY W/FP UPPER CASE ASSY W/O FP T/P BRACKET LOWER CASE ASSY W/TV LOWER CASE ASSY W/OTV UPPER SADDLE-R UPPER SADDLE-L MINI PCI BRACKET-L FINGER PRINT BOARD BRACKET EXPRESS DUMMY CARD SD DUMMY CARD Chapter 6...
  • Page 188 Category Description Part Number RAM DOOR HDD DDOR MINI PCI DOOR DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE PIONEER DVR-TD08RS 0FA DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE TSST TS-L633A 0FA DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE PANASONIC UJ-870S 0FA DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE HLDS GSA-T50N 0FA DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE SONY AD-7560S 0FA DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE PLDS DS-8A2S 0FA ODD BEZEL-SUPER MULTI ODD BRACKET...
  • Page 189 Category Description Part Number HDD SATA 120G 5400RPM HGST HTS542512K9SA00 0FA HDD SATA 120G 5400RPM TOSHIBA MK1246GSX 0FA HDD SATA 120G 5400RPM SEAGATE ST9120817AS 0FA HDD SATA 120G 5400RPM WD WD1200BEVS-22UST0 0FA HDD SATA 160G 5400RPM HGST HTS542516K9SA00 0FA HDD SATA 160G 5400RPM HGST HTS543216L9A300 0FA HDD SATA 160G 5400RPM TOSHIBA MK1646GSX 0FA HDD SATA 160G 5400RPM TOSHIBA MK1652GSX 0FA HDD SATA 160G 5400RPM SEAGATE ST9160827AS 0FA...
  • Page 190 Category Description Part Number Keyboard KEYBOARD INTE(UI) BLACK AS KEYBOARD ARE BLACK AS KEYBOARD BE BLACK AS KEYBOARD BZ BLACK AS KEYBOARD CF BLACK AS KEYBOARD CH BLACK AS KEYBOARD CZ BLACK AS KEYBOARD DM BLACK AS KEYBOARD NL BLACK AS KEYBOARD FR BLACK AS KEYBOARD GR BLACK AS KEYBOARD GK BLACK AS...
  • Page 191 Category Description Part Number LCD COVER LCD BEZEL LCD BRACKET-R LCD BRACKET-L CAMERA MODULE-0.3M CAMERA BRACKET SCREW PAD Mainboard MB ASSY-UMA MB ASSY-DIS THERMAL PAD-L THERMAL PAD-S Chapter 6...
  • Page 192 Category Description Part Number Memory RAM 512MB DDRII 667 NANYA NT512T64UH8B0FN-3C RAM 512MB DDRII 667 SAMSUNG M470T6464QZ3-CE6 RAM 512MB DDRII 667 SAMSUNG M470T6554EZ3-CE6 RAM 512MB DDRII 667 HYNIX HYMP164S64CP6-Y5 RAM 1G DDRII 667 NANYA NT1GT64U8HB0BN-3C RAM 1G DDRII 667 HYNIX HYMP112S64CP6-Y5 RAM 1G DDRII 667 SAMSUNG M470T2864QZ3-CE6 RAM 1G DDRII 667 SAMSUNG M470T2864DZ3-CE6 RAM 2G DDRII 667 MICRON MT16HTF25664HY-667E1...
  • Page 193 Category Description Part Number RUBBER FOOT-L RUBBER FOOT-S Accessories DVB-T ANTENNA SMB-PAL CONNECTOR PAL-F CONNECTOR Screw List Category Description Part Number SCREW SCREW M2.5X4(NL) SCREW SCREW M2.5X6(NL) SCREW SCREW M2.5X10(NL) SCREW SCREW M 2D 2.5L K 4.05D NI NL SCREW SCREW M2D 3.0L K 8.0D(Ni) SCREW SCREW M2X3(NL)
  • Page 194: Model Definition And Configuration

    Appendix A Model Definition and Configuration Aspire 5530 Series Acer DIMM HDD 1 Wireless Finger Model Country Part Description Bluetooth (GB) Print AS553 LX.AR AS5530G702G ATRM N15.4 N250 NSM8 3rd WiFi AES16 0G702 V0X.0 25Mi WXGA GBII6 GBII GB5.4 G2 5Mi...
  • Page 195 Acer DIMM HDD 1 Wireless Finger Model Country Part Description Bluetooth (GB) Print AS553 ACLA- LX.AR AS5530G823G ATUZ N15.4 N320 3rd WiFi BT 2.0 AES16 0G823 Spanish V0X.0 32Bi EM WXGA GBII6 GBII GB5.4 G3 2Bi VHP32ATEA3 B2XS 82MEXTHM2 56CO 2G+1G/ 320/BT/8L/5R/ CB_bg_FP_0.
  • Page 196 Appendix A...
  • Page 197: 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 198: Microsoft® Windows® Vista Environment Test

    Microsoft Windows Vista Environment Test ® ® With Fingerprint Reader SKU Vendor Type Description Adapter Test DELTA Adapter DELTA 90W 1.7x5.5x11 ADP-90SB BBEA LF level 4 DELTA 90W-DE Adapter DELTA 90W 1.7x5.5x11 ADP-90SB BBEN (for OBL Spec.) LV4 LF Audio Codec Test Realtek ALC888S Battery Test...
  • Page 199 Antivirus application McAfee VGA Chip Test 86MEHM AMD 86MEHM w/ HDCP w/o Macrovision VoIP Phone Test Wistron BT VoIP Xpress Wistron Acer Xpress Card Phone Kit Rev 2.0 VRAM Test 256M-GD3 256M GDDR2 WiFi Antenna Test PIFA WiFi Antenna WLAN Test...
  • Page 200: Without Fingerprint Reader Sku

    Without Fingerprint Reader SKU Vendor Type Description Adapter Test DELTA 90W-DE Adapter DELTA 90W 1.7x5.5x11 ADP-90SB BBEN (for OBL Spec.) LV4 LF LITE-ON Adapter LITE-ON 90W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Blue PA-1900-24AR LED LF level 4 Audio Codec Test Realtek ALC888S Battery Test SANYO 6CELL2.2 Battery SANYO AS-2007B Li-Ion 3S2P SANYO 6 cell 4400mAh...
  • Page 201 Antivirus application McAfee VGA Chip Test 82MEXTHM AMD 82MEXTHM w/ HDCP w/o Macrovision VoIP Phone Test Wistron BT VoIP Xpress Wistron Acer Xpress Card Phone Kit Rev 2.0 VRAM Test 256M-GD2 256M GDDR2 WiFi Antenna Test PIFA WiFi Antenna WLAN Test...
  • 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

    Index DIMM Module Display AFLASH Utility display Antennas hotkeys Battery Pack EasyTouch Failure BIOS Ekey Board package eKey Board ROM size ROM type Euro vendor External Module Disassembly Version Flowchart BIOS Passwords Removing BIOS Supports protocol Features 27–39 BIOS Utility Fingerprint Reader Failure Advanced Flash Utility...
  • Page 206 Keyboard Keyboard Failure Right Speaker Module Launch Board speakers LCD Bezel hotkey LCD Brackets System Block Diagram LCD Failure LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart Test Compatible Components LCD Panel Thermal Unit Failure lower cover Touch Pad Bracket Main Unit Disassembly touchpad Flowchart hotkey Mainboard...
  • Page 207 Windows 2000 Environment Test Wireless Function Failure WLAN Board...

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