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Acer Aspire 1510 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
PROJECT CODE:A17
PRINTED IN TAIWAN

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  • Page 1 Acer Aspire 1510 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 PROJECT CODE:A17 PRINTED IN TAIWAN...
  • Page 2: Revision History

    Revision History Please refer to the table below for the updates made on Aspire 1510 service guide. Date Chapter Updates...
  • Page 3 Copyright Copyright © 2004 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

    Table of Contents Chapter 1 System Specifications Features ............1 System Block Diagram .
  • Page 8 Aspire 1510 series ........
  • Page 9: System Specifications

    Chapter 1 System Specifications Features This computer was designed with the user in mind. Here are just a few of its many features: Performance AMD Athlon 64 processor with 1MB L2 cache, supporting HyperTransport technology ® nVIDIA nForce 3 chipset 2 memory slots supporting DDR SDRAM, upgradeable to 2GB High capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk Display...
  • Page 10 Human-centric design All-in-one design (incorporating hard drive, optical drive and floppy disk drive) Rugged, yet extremely protable, construction Stylish appearance Full-size keyboard with four programmable launch keys Comfortable palm rest area with well-positioned touchpad Expansion Upgradeable hard disk and memory modules PC card slot enables a range of add-on options I/O Ports One type II or type III PC Card slot (PCMCIA or CardBus)
  • Page 11: System Block Diagram

    System Block Diagram Chapter 1...
  • Page 12: Board Layout

    Board Layout Top View FAN1 Connector Touchpad Board Connector VGA Board Power Connector CPU Socket VGA Board Connector Keyboard Connector External USB Ports (*2) FAN2 Connector LED Board Connector ODD Connector External USB Ports (*2) Mini-PCI Connector TV-Out Port Internal Speaker Connector IEEE 1394 Port HDD Connector LAN Connector...
  • Page 13: Bottom View

    Bottom View PCMCIA Connector Parallel Connector MDC Board Connector External Display Connector MDC Board Connector Parallel Connector Battery Connector Memory Socket1 Reset Switch Memory Sockets Chapter 1...
  • Page 14: Outlook View

    Outlook View A general introduction of ports allow you to connect peripheral devices, as you would with a desktop PC. Front View Item Description Display Large liquid crystal display (LCD) provides visual output. Power button Turns the computer on and off. Launch keys 4 buttons that can be programmed to start frequently used applications.
  • Page 15: Left Panel

    Left Panel Item Description Ventilation slots Enables the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Floppy activity LED (light emitting diode) that turns on and indicator off when the floppy is activated. Floppy disk drive / Supports a standard 3.5” diskette or 4-in-1 card reader (manufacturing option).
  • Page 16: Right Panel

    Right Panel Item Description Optical drive Depending on your model, the optical drive is one of the following: DVD/CD-RW combo drive for reading CDs and DVDs and writing to CD-RWs. DVD Dual drive for reading both DVD+/-RWs and writing to DVD+/-RWs. DVD Super Multi drive for reading DVD+/-RWs, DVD-RAM and writing to DVD+/-RWs, DVD- RAM.
  • Page 17: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel Item Description DC-in jack Connects the AC adapter. Network jack Connects the computer to an Ethernet 10/ 100-based network. IEEE 1394 port Connects IEEE 1394 devices. S-video Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. USB ports Four USB 2.0 ports for connecting USB devices.
  • Page 18: Bottom Panel

    Bottom Panel Item Description Ventilation slots Enables the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Reset Switch Forces the computer to shut down in the event of system lockup. NOTE: Any unsaved data will be lost. Battery pack release Slide and hold the latch, and then pull the latch battery to remove it from the unit.
  • Page 19: Indicators

    Indicators Your computer provides an array of six indicators located above the keyboard, in addition to two indicators positioned at the from of the palm rest area. These indicators show the status of the computer and its components. The three indicators located above the keyboard provide the following status information: Icon Function Description...
  • Page 20: Keyboard

    Keyboard The keyboard features full-size keys with an embedded keypad, separate cursor control keys, two Windows keys, and twelve function keys (hot keys). Special keys Lock keys The computer features three lock keys, each with its own status indicator light. Lock Key Description Caps Lock...
  • Page 21 To use the the embedded numeric keys, toggle the Num Lock on by pressing the Fn + F11 keys simultaneously. With the embedded keypad turned on, the following actions are possible: Desired Access Num Lock On Num Lock On Number keys on embedded Type numbers using embedded keypad keypad in the normal way.
  • Page 22 Description Application This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; it opens the application’s context menu. Hotkeys Using the Fn key with another key creates a hot key, providing a quick and convenient method for controlling various functions.
  • Page 23 Euro key Your computer supports the new Euro currency character. First, hold down the Alt Gr key, and then press the Euro key. Keyboard Ergonomics The wide palm rest area provides a comfortable platform for your hands when typing on the keyboard. The ergonomic design enables you to adopt a relaxed, yet very efficient, typing style.
  • Page 24: Touchpad

    Touchpad The built-in touchpad is a PS/2-compatible pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This cursor responds to your finger movements on the touchpad. In addition, the two click buttons provide the same functionality as a computer mouse, while the scroll key enables easy up and down scrolling in documents and web pages.
  • Page 25: Launch Keys

    3 and 4 start the Launch Manager application. Key 5 and 6 are used to enable the Wireless LAN and Bluetooth features. The first four launch keys can be set by the user. To set the launch keys, run the Acer Launch Manger.
  • Page 26: Hardware Specifications And Configurations

    Hardware Specifications and Configurations Processor Item Specification CPU type AMD Athlon Transportable & DTR (desktop replacement) 64-Bit CPU compatible with existing 32-Bit Code Base Integrated Memory Controller Speed up to 200MHz HyperTransport TM Technology to I/O Devices Speed up to 1600MT/s CPU package 754-pin Lidless uPGA CPU core voltage...
  • Page 27 Memory Combinations Slot 1 Slot 2 Total Memory 256 / 512 / 1024MB 0 MB 256 / 512 / 1024MB 256 / 512 / 1024MB 256MB 512 / 768 / 1280MB 256 / 512 / 1024MB 512MB 768 / 1024 / 1536MB 256 / 512 / 1024MB 1024MB 1280 / 1536 / 2048MB...
  • Page 28 Floppy Disk Drive Interface Item Specification Per Sector Transfer Rate 250 kbits/s 500 kbits/s 500 kbits/s Latency (avg.) 100 ms 83 ms 100 ms Access Time Track to Track 3 ms 3 ms 3 ms Settling Time 15 ms 15 ms 15 ms Average 79 ms...
  • Page 29 Hard Disk Drive Interface Item Specification Max. media transfer rate (disk-buffer, Mbytes/s) Data transfer 100 MB/Sec. 100 MB/Sec. 100 MB/Sec. rate Ultra DMA mode-2 Ultra DMA mode-2 Ultra DMA mode-2 (host~buffer, Mbytes/s) DC Power Requirements Voltage 5V(DC) +/- 5% 5V(DC) +/- 5% 5V(DC) +/- 5% tolerance Combo Drive Interface...
  • Page 30 DVD-Dual Interface Item Specification Vendor & model name DVD DUAL MODULE 4X PIONEER DVR-K13RA Performance Specification With CD Diskette With DVD Diskette Transfer rate (KB/sec) Sustained: Sustained: Max 3.6Mbytes/sec Max 10.8Mbytes/sec Data Buffer Capacity 128 KBytes Interface IDE/ATAPI Applicable disc format DVD: DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-R (3.95G) CD: CD-Audio, CD-ROM (mode1 and mode 2), CD-ROM XA(mode 2 form 1 and form 2), CD-I (mode 2 form 1 and form 2), CD-I Ready, CD-I Bridge CD-...
  • Page 31 Audio Interface Item Specification Supports PnP IRQ IRQ9 Video Interface Item Specification Chip vendor nVIDIA Chip name NV18(GeForce4 448 Go), NV36(GeForceFx 5700 Go) Device ID 0x0348 0x168h Core clock 325 MHz 200 MHz Memory clock 300 MHz 200 MHz Operating voltage 1.1V +/- 30 mV 1.2V Memory interface...
  • Page 32 Parallel Port Item Specification Optional parallel port IRQ (in BIOS Setup) IRQ7 USB Port Item Specification USB Compliancy Level 1.1/2.0 EHCI USB 2.0 Number of USB port Location Rear side Serial port function control Always Enabled PCMCIA Port Item Specification PCMCIA controller TI PCI4510 Supports card type...
  • Page 33 Battery Item Specification Pack capacity 4400mAH Cell voltage 1.85 V/cell Number of battery cell Package configuration 4 cells in series, 2 series in parallel Package voltage Li-ion 14.8V DC -AC LCD inverter Item Specification Vendor & model Quanta 3HYA1 IV0008 name Input voltage (V) 8(min.)
  • Page 34 Item Support Color 262K colors (RGB 6- 262K colors (RGB 6- bit data driver) bit data driver) Viewing Angle (degree) Horizontal: Right/Left 40/40 45/45 40/40 Vertial: Upper/Lower 10/30 for AU 15/35 10/30 ° Temperature Range( C) 0 to +50 0 to +50 Operating -20 to +60 -20 to +60...
  • Page 35 Power Management Power Saving Mode Phenomenon Standby Mode The Sleep indicator lights up Waiting time specified by the System Standby value or the operating system elapses without any system activity. When the computer is about to enter Hibernation mode (e.g. during a battery-low condition), but the Hibernation file is invalid or not present.
  • Page 36 Chapter 1...
  • Page 37: Bios Setup Utility

    1A32 KBC Ver: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 22 Byte Serial Number: 32 Byte Asset Tag Number: Product Name: Aspire 1510 16 Byte Manufacturer Name: Acer 16 Byte xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx 16 Byte UUID: Help ↑ ↓ Select Item F5/F6 Change Values Setup Defaults ← →...
  • Page 38: Navigating The Bios Utility

    Navigating the BIOS Utility There are six menu options: Info., Main, Advanced, Security, Boot, and Exit. Follow these instructions: To choose a menu, use the cursor left/right keys ( To choose a parameter, use the cursor up/down keys ( To change the value of a parameter, press While the item has sub-items, press to expand this item.
  • Page 39: Information

    Displays the keyboard controller firmware version. Serial Num Displays the system serial number. Asset Tag Number Product Name Displays the product name. Manufacture Name Displays the Acer company. UUID Number Displays the UUID (Universal Unique IDentifier) string = 32 bytes. Chapter 2...
  • Page 40: Main

    Main The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup parameters. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters. PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit Item Specific Help System Time: [18:48:04] System Date:...
  • Page 41 The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Parameter Description Format/Option System Time Sets the system time. Format: HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second) System Time System Date Sets the system date. Format: MM/DD/YYYY (month/day/ year) System Date System Memory...
  • Page 42: Advanced

    Advanced The Advanced menu screen contains parameters involving your hardware devices. It also provides advanced settings of the system. PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit Item Specific Help Infrared Port(FIR): [Enabled] Base I/O address: [2F8] Interrupt: [IRQ 3] Configure Infrared Port DMA channel [DMA1]...
  • Page 43 Parameter Description Options DMA3 DMA channel Sets a DMA channel for the printer to operate in /DMA1 ECP mode. Note: Shows up if Mode is set to ECP. Chapter 2...
  • Page 44: Security

    Security The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Security Information Main Advanced Boot Exit Item Specific Help Supervisor Password Is: Clear User Password Is: Clear Supervisor Password Clear HDD Password Is: HDD Master ID: controls accesses of the 47873370...
  • Page 45 The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Parameter Description Option Supervisor Password is Shows the setting of the Supervisor password. Clear or Set User Password is Shows the setting of the uer password. Clear or Set Clear...
  • Page 46 When you are done, press to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. Removing a Password Follow these steps: Use the keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the key. The Set Password box appears: Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Press twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields.
  • Page 47 If the current password entered does not match the actual current password, the screen will show you the Setup Warning. If the new password and confirm new password strings do not match, the screen will display the following message. Chapter 2...
  • Page 48: Boot

    Boot This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the distette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM in module bay. PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Information Main Advanced...
  • Page 49: Exit

    Exit The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Exit Info. Main Advanced Security Boot Item Specific Help [Enter] Exit Saving Changes Exit System Setup and save Exit Discarding Changes [Enter] your changes to CMOS.
  • Page 50: Bios Flash Utility

    BIOS Flash Utility The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions: New versions of system programs New features or options Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted. Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM. NOTE: If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery Diskette before you use the Phlash utility.
  • Page 51: Machine Disassembly And Replacement

    Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for maintenance and troubleshooting. To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools: Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge small Philips screwdriver flat head screwdriver Philiips screwdriver...
  • Page 52: General Information

    General Information Before You Begin Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following: Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals. Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system. Remove the battery pack.
  • Page 53: Disassembly Procedure Flowchart

    Disassembly Procedure Flowchart The flowchart on the succeeding page gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to remove the system board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.
  • Page 54 LCD Module 4 LCD Rubbers LCD Bezel Inverter Board Bluetooth LCD Panel Antenna LCD Hook Bracket LCD Coaxial LCD Brackets Cable Wireless Antenna Screw List Item Description SCREW M2.5*4L-BZN-NYLOK SCREW M2*3L-NI-NYLOK SCREW M2.0*2.0-BZN SCREW M2*4L NI-NYLOK SCREW M2*7L-NI-NYLOK SCREW M2.5*7L-BNI-NYLOK SCREW M2.5*3L-BNI-NYLOK SCREW M2.5*3L-NI-NYLOK SCREW M2.5*5L-NI-NYLOK...
  • Page 55: Removing The Battery Pack

    Removing the Battery Pack Slide the battery latch. Then remove the battery pack. Chapter 3...
  • Page 56: Removing The Memory/Mdc (Modem/Bluetooth)/Hdd Module

    Removing the Memory/MDC (Modem/Bluetooth)/HDD Module Remove the two screws holding the DIMM door. Remove the DIMM door. Pop out the memory then take out the memory. Remove the two screws that secure the MDC(modem or modem/Bluetooth combo) board. Remove the MDC board then disconnect the MDC cable and Bluetooth atenna. Remove the two screws holding the HDD bezel(cover).
  • Page 57: Removing The Keyboard/Odd Module/Fdd Module

    Removing the Keyboard/ODD Module/FDD Module Remove the right hinge cap. Then remove the left hinge cap. Remove one screw holding the middle cover. Use a flat screwdriver to remove the middle cover carefully. Remove the three screws that hold the keyboard. Then turn over the keyboard. Disconnect the keyboard connector then remove the keyboard.
  • Page 58 Remove the two screws that secure the FDD module. 10. Disconnect the FDD cable. 11. Then take out the ODD module. Chapter 3...
  • Page 59: Disassembling The Main Unit

    Disassembling the Main Unit Remove the four screws that secure the launch board. Then take the launch board off the main unit. Disconnect the lid switch cable. Disconnect the wireless LAN antenna. Pop out the wireless LAN card. Disconnect the inverter cable from the main unit. Remove the two screws that secure the LCD coaxial cable.
  • Page 60 11. Pull out the Blustooth antenna carefully. 12. Take out the Bluetooth antenna as picture shows. 13. Remove one screw that secures the ground cable. 14. Remove the two screws that secure the LCD module on one side. 15. Then remove another two screws one another side. 16.
  • Page 61 22. Disconnect the touchpad board cable(black) from the main board. 23. Disconnect the touchpad board cable(black) from the touchpad board(scroll board). 24. Disconnect the touchpad cable(white) from the the touchpad board(scroll board). 25. Remove the two screws that secure the touchpad board(scroll board). 26.
  • Page 62 30. Remove the four screws holding the ODD tray. 31. Then remove the ODD tray. 32. Remove the four screws holding the FDD-HDD tray. 33. Then remove the FDD-HDD tray. 34. Disconnect the speaker cable from the main board. 35. Remove the two screws that secure the right and left speakers. 36.
  • Page 63 39. Remove the four screws holding the Northbridge heat sink on the main board back. 40. Then take off the Northbridge heat sink. 41. Remove the four screws that secure the PCMCIA slot. 42. Then detach the PCMCIA slot from the main board. 43.
  • Page 64: Disassembling The Lcd Module

    Disassembling the LCD Module Remove the two LCD cover rubbers and two LCD cushion rubbers. Then remove the four screws holding the LCD bezel. Detach the LCD bezel carefully. Tear off the tape that fastens the LCD inverter cable and the high voltage cable. Disconnect the inverter cable.
  • Page 65 10. Remove another three screws on another side. 11. Remove the entire LCD from the LCD panel. 12. Remove the four screws that secure the LCD hook bracket. 13. Remove the LCD hook bracket. 14. Remove one screw that secures the left aux wireless LAN antenna. 15.
  • Page 66 17. Remove the two screws holding the right LCD bracket. 18. Remove the right LCD bracket. 19. Remove another two screws holding the left LCD bracket. 20. Remove the left LCD bracket. 21. Tear off the tape that fastens the LCD coaxial cable as picture shows. 22.
  • Page 67: Disassembling The External Modules

    Disassembling the External Modules Disassembling the HDD Module Remove the two screws holding the HDD bracket. Remove another two screws that fasten the HDD bracket. Remove the HDD bezel(cover). Then remove the HDD bracket as picture shows. Disassembling the Floppy Disk Drive Module Remove the two screws holding the right FDD bracket.
  • Page 68: Disassembling The Optical Drive Module

    Disassembling the Optical Drive Module Remove the two screws that secure the ODD bracket. Then remove the ODD bracket. Chapter 3...
  • Page 69: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test this model. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. Duplicate symptom and obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible.
  • Page 70: System Check Procedures

    System Check Procedures External Diskette Drive Check Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is required. NOTE: Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail.
  • Page 71: Keyboard Or Auxiliary Input Device Check

    Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested. If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected character appears, make sure that the flexible cable extending from the keyboard is correctly seated in the connector on the system board. If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test.
  • Page 72: Touchpad Check

    Check the Battery Pack To check the battery pack, do the following: From Software: Check out the Power Management in control Panel In Power Meter, confirm that if the parameters shown in the screen for Current Power Source and Total Battery Power Remaining are correct.
  • Page 73: Power-On Self-Test (Post) Error Message

    Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is listed first. NOTE: Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU/Action column, if the FRU replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer.
  • Page 74: Index Of Error Messages

    Index of Error Messages Error Message List Error Messages FRU/Action in Sequence Struck Key See “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 61 System CMOS checksum bad - Default RTC battery configuration used Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system, then reboot system. Real time clock error RTC battery Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot...
  • Page 75 Error Message List No beep Error Messages FRU/Action in Sequence Power-on indicator turns off and LCD is blank. Power source (battery pack and power adapter.) See “Power System Check” on page 61 Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly. Reconnect the DIMM.
  • Page 76: Post Code

    POST Code Code Beeps POST Routine Description Verify Real Mode Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) Get CPU type Initialize system hardware Initialize chipset with initial POST values Set IN POST flag Initialize CPU registers Enable CPU cache Initialize caches to initial POST values Initialize I/O component Initialize the local bus IDE Initialize Power Management...
  • Page 77 Code Beeps POST Routine Description 2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice Check video configuration against CMOS Initialize PCI bus and devices Initialize all video adapters in system QuietBoot start (optional) Shadow video BIOS ROM Display BIOS copyright notice Display CPU type and speed Initialize EISA board Test keyboard Set key click if enabled...
  • Page 78 Code Beeps POST Routine Description Initialize floppy controller Determine number of ATA drives (optional) Initialize hard-disk controllers Initialize local-bus hard-disk controllers Jump to UserPatch2 Build MPTABLE for multi-processor boards Install CD ROM for boot Clear huge ES segment register Fixup Multi Processor table Search for option ROMs.
  • Page 79 Code Beeps POST Routine Description Unknown interrupt Code Beeps For Boot Block in Flash ROM Initialize the chipset Initialize the bridge Initialize the CPU Initialize the system timer Initialize system I/O Check force recovery boot Checksum BIOS ROM Go to BIOS Set Huge Segment Initialize Multi Processor Initialize OEM special code...
  • Page 80: Index Of Symptom-To-Fru Error Message

    Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message LCD-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Action in Sequence LCD backlight doesn't work First, plug a monitor to CRT port. Next, enter BIOS utility to running “Load Default Settings” then reboot the system. Reconnect the LCD connectors. Keyboard (if the brightness function key doesn't work).
  • Page 81 Power-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Action in Sequence Battery can’t be charged or discharged See “Check the Battery Pack” on page 62. Battery pack Main board System hang during POST ODD/HDD/FDD/RAM module Main board PCMCIA-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Action in Sequence System cannot detect the PC Card (PCMCIA) PCMCIA slot assembly Main board...
  • Page 82 Power Management-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Action in Sequence The system doesn't resume from hibernation/ Connect AC adapter then check if the system resumes from standby mode. Standby/Hibernation mode. Check if the battery is low. Hard disk drive Main board The system doesn't resume from standby mode LCD cover switch after opening the lid of the portable computer.
  • Page 83 Modem/LAN-Related Symptoms Symptom / Error Action in Sequence Internal modem does not work correctly. Phone cable Driver Reconnect the Internal modem cable to the main board tightly. Main board Internal LAN does not work correctly Lan cable Driver Main board NOTE: If you cannot find a symptom or an error in this list and the problem remains, see “Undetermined Problems”...
  • Page 84: Phlash 16 Error Messages

    Phlash 16 Error Messages Error Code Error Message -1 or // FF Memory allocation for Backup file buffer failed. -2 or // FE BIOS.BAK already exits (rename or delete it). -3 or // FD File Create failed on BIOS.BAK -4 or // FC File Write failed on BIOS.BAK.
  • Page 85: Winphlash Error Messages

    WinPhlash Error Messages Error Code Error Message -100 BCPSYS block signature was not found. -101 BCPDMI block signature was not found. -103 Platform Signature was not found in the interface. -104 BIOS image checksum verification failed. -105 Flash device size doesn’t match BIOS image size. -106 New BIOS image size doesn’t match current system BIOS size.
  • Page 86 Error Code Error Message -166 Failed to unlock the flash. -167 Cannot find file BIS MOD. -168 The specified MOD file is larger than the size of MOD in the ROM. -169 Unable to open MOD file. -170 Failure in reading the MOD file. -171 There is no CPU match.
  • Page 87: Intermittent Problems

    Intermittent Problems Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with a hardware defect, such as: cosmic radiation, electrostatic discharge, or software errors. FRU replacement should be considered only when a recurring problem exists. When analyzing an intermittent problem, do the following: Run the diagnostic test for the system board in loop mode at least 10 times.
  • Page 88: Undetermined Problems

    System Check” on page 61): Power-off the computer. Visually check them for damage. If any problems are found, replace the FRU. Remove or disconnect all of the following devices: Non-Acer devices Printer, mouse, and other external devices Battery pack Hard disk drive...
  • Page 89: Build Napp Master Hard Disc Drive

    Build NAPP Master Hard Disc Drive CD to Disk Recovery Prepare NAPP CD, Recovery CD and System CD. Put NAPP CD into the optical drive. Then boot up the system. The system will ask you if you want to build NAPP Master HDD. Please press any key to continue. NAPP CD will start to preload the system, please click [Y].
  • Page 90 Put the Recovery CD to the optical drive. This step is to create image files to the system, you do not have to put the Recovery CD to the optical drive in order. Place one Recovery CD to the drive at one time till you finish all Recovery CDs.
  • Page 91 Then insert the System CD to the optical drive. You will see the screen displaying “PASS” when the system has buit NAPP Master hard disc drive. Chapter 4...
  • Page 92: Disk To Disk Recovery

    Disk to Disk Recovery Prepare NAPP CD, Recovery CD and System CD. Put NAPP CD into the optical drive. Then boot up the system. The system will ask you if you want to build NAPP Master HDD. Please press any key to continue. NAPP CD will start to preload the system, please click [Y].
  • Page 93 Select Disk to Disk Recovery. Then choose Single Language or Multi-Languages Recovery. NOTE: For Multi-Languages Recovery, not more than five languages could be loaded to the system. Put the Recovery CD to the optical drive. This step is to create image files to the system, you do not have to put the Recovery CD to the optical drive in order.
  • Page 94 After you place the Recovery CD to the optical drive, you will see the display below. Then insert the System CD to the optical drive. Chapter 4...
  • Page 95 You will see the screen displaying “PASS” when the system has buit NAPP Master hard disc drive. Chapter 4...
  • Page 96 Chapter 4...
  • Page 97: Jumper And Connector Locations

    Chapter 5 Jumper and Connector Locations Top View FAN1 Connector Touchpad Board Connector VGA Board Power Connector CPU Socket VGA Board Connector Keyboard Connector External USB Ports (*2) FAN2 Connector LED Board Connector ODD Connector External USB Ports (*2) Mini-PCI Connector TV-Out Port Internal Speaker Connector IEEE 1394 Port...
  • Page 98: Bottom View

    Bottom View PCMCIA Connector Parallel Connector MDC Board Connector External Display Connector MDC Board Connector Parallel Connector Battery Connector Memory Socket1 Reset Switch Memory Sockets Chapter 5...
  • Page 99: Fru (Field Replaceable Unit) List

    DIFFERENT part number code from those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.
  • Page 100: Exploded Diagram

    Exploded Diagram The Base LCD 14.1” / 15.0” Chapter 6...
  • Page 101 Main Board Module Chapter 6...
  • Page 102 NOTE: Some part numbers appear on the exploded diagram are vendor’s part number. Please refer to the FRU list for Acer part number. Chapter 6...
  • Page 103 Picture Partname And Description Part Number CPU/Processor AMD Athlon XP-M, Thoroughbred 2000+ 72W/ 256K L2/ FSB 200/266M KC.A2002.72T AMD Athlon XP-M, Thoroughbred 2200+ 72W/ 256K L2/ FSB 200/266M KC.A2202.72T AMD Athlon XP-M, Barton 2400+ 72W/ 512K L2/ FSB 266M KC.A2402.72B AMD Athlon XP-M, Barton 2500+ 72W/ 512K L2/ FSB 266M KC.A2502.72B AMD Athlon XP-M, Barton 2600+ 72W/ 512K L2/ FSB 266M...
  • Page 104 Picture Partname And Description Part Number LCD BRACKET L 14.1” 33.A10V7.009 LCD BRACKET L 15” 33.A10V7.011 LCD PANEL WITH LOGO W/O ANTENNA 60.A10V7.005 LCD PANEL WITH LOGO W/ ANTENNA 60.A17V7.003 LCD BEZEL - 14.1” 60.A10V7.003 LCD BEZEL - 15” 60.A10V7.004 LCD COAXIAL CABLE 50.A10V7.006 LCD 15 IN.
  • Page 105 Picture Partname And Description Part Number FDD BRACKET FOR PANASONIC 33.A10V7.006 HDD/ Hard Disk Drive HDD 2.5" 20G HGST MORAGA IC25N020ATMR04-0 4200 RPM KH.02007002 HDD 2.5" 30G HGST MORAGA IC25N030ATMR04-0 4200 RPM KH.03007002 HDD 2.5" 40G HGST MORAGA IC25N040ATMR04-0 4200 RPM KH.04007002 HDD 2.5"...
  • Page 106 Picture Partname And Description Part Number CD-ROM DRIVE 24X QSI SCR-242EA5E KD.24X02.002 DVD-ROM DRIVE 8X QSI SDR-083E05E KV.08X02.003 DVD/CDRW COMBO DRIVE 24X QSI SBW-242E05E KO.24X07.003 DVD/CDRW COMBO DRIVE 24X LITE-ON LSC-24082K KO.24X09.001 DVD/CDRW COMBO DRIVE 24X TEAC DW-224E-92 KO.24X06.001 DVD/CDRW COMBO DRIVE 24X QSI SBW-242C F/W : ? KO.02407.014 DVD/CDRW COMBO DRIVE 24X KME UJDA750 F/W : ? DVD-RW DRIVE TEAC DV-W22E-195...
  • Page 107 Picture Partname And Description Part Number MAINBOARD W/KN400 CHIPSET, PCMCIA SLOT, W/O CPU, MEMORY MB.A1006.001 MAINBOARD W/PCMCIA SLOT W/O CPU MEMORY MODEM CARD , AMBIT T60M283.15 54.A10V7.001 MODEM/ BLUETOOTH COMBO CARD, AMBIT MRS-T60M665.00 54.T23V7.002 WIRELESS LAN CARD 802.11g WNC RM8 54.A17V7.001 LAUNCH BOARD 55.A10V7.001...
  • Page 108 Picture Partname And Description Part Number ADAPTER LSE 135W 3 PIN ADP-135DBB W/LED ADAPTER DELTA 135W 3 PIN 0317A19135 W/LED Battery BATTERY SANYO LI-ION 8CELL,SANYO, 4UR18650F-2-QC-24 BT.A1003.002 BATTERY SIMPLO LI-ION 8CELL, PANASONIC,916-2540 BT.A1007.001 Case/Cover/Bracket Assembly MIDDLE COVER W/ NAME PLATE 42.A17V7.001 DIMM DOOR 42.A10V7.002...
  • Page 109 Picture Partname And Description Part Number OPTICAL TRAY 33.A10V7.002 FDD-HDD TRAY 33.A17V7.001 TOUCHPAD BOARD FIXED PLATE 33.A10V7.004 WEIGHT SAVER LC.A10V7.002 READER 4-IN-1 CARD READER MODULE 4 IN 1 CARD READER BOARD 55.A17V7.003 4 IN 1 CARD READER CABLE 50.A17V7.005 4 IN 1 CARD READER BEZEL 42.A17V7.005 5 IN 1 CARD READER COVER PLATE 33.A17V7.003...
  • Page 110 Picture Partname And Description Part Number THERMAL MODULE 60.A17V7.004 N-B HEAT SINK 33.A17V7.002 Rubber LCD COVER RUBBER 47.A10V7.001 LCD CUSHION RUBBER 47.A10V7.002 BASE RUBBER FOOT 47.A10V7.003 Screws SCREW K2*5-BNI 86.T25V7.019 SCREW NUT-I/O 86.A03V7.001 SCREW M2.5*4L-BZN-NYLOK 86.A03V7.006 SCREW BI1.7*2.5TA-BNIH 86.A03V7.008 SCREW M2*3L-NI-NYLOK 86.A03V7.012 SCREW M1.7*5 86.A10V7.001...
  • Page 111 Chapter 6...
  • Page 112: Aspire 1510 Series

    Appendix A Model Definition and Configuration Aspire 1510 series Model Card Wirele Memory Number Reader ss LAN 1511 LC Athlon 64 15.0" XGA DDR333 40GB NV-18M 3000+ 82W Combo 2x256MB (64MB) with FDD Dummy 1511 LMi Athlon 64 15.0" XGA...
  • Page 113: Appendix B Test Compatible Components

    Appendix B Test Compatible Components This computer’s compatibility is tested and verified by Acer’s internal testing department. All of its system ® functions are tested under Windows XP Home environment. Refer to the following lists for components, adapter cards, and peripherals which have passed these tests.
  • Page 114: Microsoft® Windows® Xp (Home) Environment Test

    ViewSonic GS773 DELL \2000FP Display (LCD Monitor) LCD Acer AL722 LCD akia KX1 LCD Acer AL1512 LCD Acer AL 1531 LCD Acer AL 1712 LCD Acer AL 1731 LCD Acer AL 1912 LCD Acer AL 1931 LCD Acer AL506 LCD Acer AL511...
  • Page 115 Item Specifications Display (Projector) ACER 7755C Panasonic PT-L757U Panasonic PT-L556EA ACER PD310 ACER PD321 ACER PD520 ACER PD721 ACER PD110Z ACER PL111 ACER PD112 PC Card Modem Card 3Com Megahertz 56K Global Modem PC Card 3Com Megahertz 56 K Global GSM&Cellular Mode PC Card...
  • Page 116 I/O - USB (Wireless Keyboard& Mouse) ACER Keyboard+Mouse+Receiver Logitech Keyboard Mouse+Receiver I/O - USB (Mouse) Acer USB Mouse MP0930 Microsoft Wireless Optical USB Mouse \MIC:P-LPD1-02-0047 Microsoft Optical Mouse USB & PS/2 Compatible Microsoft Optical USB Mouse \ITE 78CJ Logitech Cordless TrackMan Wheel Mouse T-RA18...
  • Page 117 I/O - USB (Printer) HP DeskJet 930C HD DeskJet 840C I/O - USB (FDD) Teac USB FDD Acer Y-E Data USB FDD MIC USB FDD YD-8U10 Logitec USB FDD I/O - USB (Handy Drive) USB DRIVE 128MB Apacer HandyDrive 256MB...
  • Page 118 Item Specifications Audio Jacks (microphone) Labtec Verse 504 Alwa Mini Microphone No Brand Appendix B...
  • Page 119: Appendix C Online Support Information

    This section describes online technical support services available to help you repair your Acer Systems. If you are a distributor, dealer, ASP or TPM, please refer your technical queries to your local Acer branch office. Acer Branch Offices and Regional Business Units may access our website. However some information sources will require a user i.d.
  • Page 120 Appendix C...
  • Page 121 www.s-manuals.com...