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  • Brand: Acer
  • Product: Keyboard
  • Model/name: 8KB-FV1
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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Aspire one Series
Service Guide
PRINTED IN TAIWAN
Service guide files and updates are available
on the ACER/CSD web; for more information,
please refer to http://csd.acer.com.tw
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Revision History
Please refer to the table below for the updates made on Aspire one Series service guide.
Date Chapter Updates
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Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Acer Incorporated. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced,
transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in
any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without
the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated.
Disclaimer
The information in this guide is subject to change without notice.
Acer Incorporated makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the
contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular
purpose. Any Acer Incorporated software described in this manual is sold or licensed "as is". Should the
programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and not Acer Incorporated, its distributor, or its
dealer) assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, and any incidental or consequential
damages resulting from any defect in the software.
Acer is a registered trademark of Acer Corporation.
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
Pentium and Pentium II/III are trademarks of Intel Corporation.
Other brand and product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual:
SCREEN MESSAGES Denotes actual messages that appear
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.
CAUTION Gives precautionary measures to
avoid possible hardware or software
problems.
IMPORTANT Reminds you to do specific actions
relevant to the accomplishment of
procedures.
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Preface
Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information.
1. This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION
decided for Acer's "global" product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product
competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e.g.
add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability). These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be covered
in this generic service guide. In such cases, please contact your regional offices or the responsible
personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details.
2. Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date information
available on your regional web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it will
not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer
office may have a 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.
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System Specifications 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Your Acer Notebook tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Closed Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Left View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Right View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
TouchPad Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Special Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
System Utilities 21
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Navigating the BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
BIOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
DOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
WinFlash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Remove HDD/BIOS Password Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Miscellaneous Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Machine Disassembly and Replacement 39
Disassembly Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Related Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Pre-disassembly Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
External Module Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
External Modules Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Removing the SD Dummy Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Removing the Lower Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Removing the DIMM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Removing the WLAN Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Removing the 3G Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Upper Cover Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Upper Cover Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Removing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Removing the Upper Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Removing the Power Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Removing the Button Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Removing the TouchPad FFC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Removing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
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Lower Cover Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Lower Cover Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
SSD SKU Disassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Removing the LED Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Removing the Speaker Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Removing the Bluetooth Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Removing the Solid State Disk Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Removing the Mainboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Removing the RTC Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Removing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Removing the CPU Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
HDD SKU Disassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Removing the LED Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Removing the Speaker Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Removing the Bluetooth Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
LCD Module Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Removing the LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Removing the Camera Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Removing the Microphone Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Removing the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Removing the LCD Brackets and FPC Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Removing the Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
LCD Module Reassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Replacing the Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Replacing the LCD Cable and Brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Replacing the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Replacing the Microphone Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Replacing the Camera Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Replacing the LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Lower Cover Reassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
SSD SKU Reassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Replacing the CPU Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Replacing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Replacing the RTC Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Replacing the Mainboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Replacing the SSD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Replacing the Bluetooth Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Replacing the Speaker Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Replacing the LED Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
HDD SKU Reassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Replacing the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Replacing the Bluetooth Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Replacing the Speaker Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Replacing the LED Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Upper Cover Reassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Replacing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Replacing the TouchPad FFC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Replacing the Button Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Replacing the Power Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Replacing the Upper Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Replacing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Replacing the 3G Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Replacing the WLAN Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
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Replacing the DIMM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Replacing the Lower Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Replacing the SD Dummy Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Troubleshooting 139
Common Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Power On Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
No Display Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Random Loss of BIOS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
LCD Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Built-In Keyboard Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
TouchPad Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Internal Speaker Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Internal Microphone Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
HDD Not Operating Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
USB Failure (Rightside) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Power Button Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
External Mouse Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Other Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
POST Code Reference Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Sec: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Memory: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
BDS & Specific action: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Each PEIM entry point used in 80_PORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Each Driver entry point used in 80_PORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Each SmmDriver entry point used in 80_PORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Jumper and Connector Locations 159
Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Clearing Password Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 163
Aspire one Exploded Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Main Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Base Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
LCD Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Aspire one FRU List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Screw List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Model Definition and Configuration 174
Aspire one Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Test Compatible Components 183
Windows XP Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Online Support Information 193
Index 195
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Chapter 1 1
System Specifications
Features
Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features:
Operating System
• Microsoft Windows® XP™ / Linux
Platform
• Intel Diamondville
• Intel 945GMS+ICH7M chipset
System Memory
• Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM support
• Up to 1 GB of DDR2 533 MHz memory with 1 DDR2 SODIMM slot
Display
• 10.1" TFT WSVGA (1024 x 600 pixels)
Storage subsystem
• 2.5"/1.8” hard disk drive or solid state drive
• 5-in-1 card reader
• SD card reader
Audio
• High Definition audio support with two built-in 1W speakers
• Realtek ALC272 Azalia Codec and Amplifier G1441/G1453
• Built-in Microphone
• Headphone jack
Dimensions and Weight
• 255 x 183 x 26.9 mm (2.5" HDD) /25.5mm (Battery)
• 255 x 183 x 23.9 mm (1.8"HDD) /25.5mm (Battery)
• Weight: TBD (with 10.1" wide TFT XGA+ and 3-cell Li-Ion cylindrical battery pack)
Communication
• Acer Browser
• Acer Messenger
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• Acer Email
• Wireless
• Manufacturing option: Mini-card slot
• 802.11b/g support
• Two built-in Antenna
• Antenna: Has to be placed on the top of LCD
• LAN
• Atheros solution AR8114/AR8132
• File deployment support
• 3G
• GSM/GPRS/EDGE/(WCDMA)
Power subsystem
• ACPI 2.0 power management standard support with Standby and Hibernation power saving
modes
• Main battery: 3/6-cell Li-Ion cylindrical battery pack (2200 mAh ~ 5200 mAH), 3-hour battery life
with 3-cell battery; 6-hour battery life with 6-cell battery
• 3-pin 30W AC adapter
Privacy control
• BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords
• Kensington lock slot
Special keys and controls
• New Acer flat keyboard
• Supports Application keys for Windows XP/Linux version
• Support for Home key and Application keys for Windows XP/Linux version
• Multi-language support
I/O interface
• Color-coded connectors
• External display (15-pin VGA) port
• Microphone jack
• Headphone/line-out jack
• 3 USB 2.0 ports
• DC-in jack for AC adapter
• Ethernet (RJ-45) port
• 5-in-1 card reader (MS, MS Pro, SD, MMC, xD)
• SD card reader
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Chapter 1 3
Environment
• Temperature:
• Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C
• Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C
• Humidity (non-condensing):
• Operating: 20% to 80%
• Non-operating: 20% to 80%
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System Block Diagram
FSB
FSB
Graphics
Interfaces
DDR
SYSTEM
MEMORY
PCI-E
NB
SB
(ICH7M)
DMI
Intel Diamondville
FSB(533/667MHZ)
Channel A DDR II
Azalia
Charger
Touch Pad /B
Con.
Intel 945GMS
DMI(x2)
Intel I/O Controller Hub 7
USB 2.0 (Port0~7)
PCI-Express
DDRII-SODIMM
533 MHZ
INT_LVDS
INT_CRT
EC
4 in 1 Card Reader
LPC
K/B Con. SPI Flash
PCIE-4
10/100 LAN
PCIE-1
PCIE-2
PCIE-3
WLAN
USB port*3
USB-1,2,4
SATA
IHDA
LPC
RTC
BATTERY
USB
DMI
Audio Jack Int. SPK
Int. MIC
Audio Codec
SATA 0
SATA - HDD
SD Cardreader
USB-0
USB-7
Audio AMP
3G/WiMAX
USB-6
USB-5 SIM Card
CRT
10.1"Panel
Realtek ALC272
CCD
Bluetooth module
Realtek RTS5159
Atheros 8132/8114
JM385
Winbond WPCE775L
USB-3
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Chapter 1 5
Your Acer Notebook tour
After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new computer.
Front View
No. Icon Item Description
1 Acer Crystal Eye
Webcam
Web camera for video communication.
2 Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays
computer output.
3 Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording.
4 Status indicators Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show
the status of the computer's functions and
components.
5 Keyboard For entering data into your computer.
6 TouchPad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like
a computer mouse.
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Closed Front View
Left View
7 Battery/
Bluetooth/3G/
Wireless LAN
communication
indicator
Indicates the status of Battery/ Bluetooth/3G
Wireless LAN communication. (only for certain
models)
8 Click buttons (left
and right)
The left and right buttons function like the left and
right mouse buttons.
9 Power button/
indicator
Turns the computer on and off.
No. Icon Item Description
1 Bluetooth
communication
switch
Enables/disables the Bluetooth function.
2 3G/Wireless
communication
switch
Enables/disables the 3G/wireless function.
No. Icon Item Description
1 External display
(VGA) port
Connects to a display device
(e.g. external monitor, projector).
2 Kensington lock
slot
Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
3 USB 2.0 port Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g. USB mouse).
No. Icon Item Description
1 2 3 4 5 6
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Chapter 1 7
Right View
4 Ventilation slots
and cooling fan
Enable the computer to stay cool, even after
prolonged use.
Note: Do not cover or obstruct the fan opening.
5 Multi-in-1 card
reader
Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard
(MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick
PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD).
Note: Push to remove/install the card. Only
one card can operate at any given time.
6 SD Expansion
slot
Accepts Secure Digital (SD) Card.
Note: Push to remove/install the card.
No. Icon Item Description
1 Headphones/
speaker/line-out
jack
Connects to line-out audio devices
(e.g. speakers, headphones).
2 Microphone-in jack Accepts input from external microphones.
3 USB 2.0 ports Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g. USB mouse).
4 DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter
5 Ethernet (RJ-45)
port
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based network.
No. Icon Item Description
1 2 3 4 5
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Bottom View
No. Icon Item Description
1 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack.
Note: The battery shown is for reference only. Your
PC may have a different battery, depending on the
model purchased.
2 3G SIM card slot Accepts a 3G SIM card for 3G connectivity (only for
certain models).
3 Battery release
latch
Releases the battery for removal.
4 Wireless LAN Bay Houses the computer's Wireless LAN module.
5 Ventilation slots Vents enable the computer to stay cool, even after
prolonged use.
Note: Do not cover or obstruct the cooling vents.
6 Memory
compartment
Houses the computer's main memory.
7 Battery lock Locks the battery in position.
2
7
5
3
4
6
1
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Chapter 1 9
Indicators
The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. The battery indicator is visible even when the
computer cover is closed.
NOTE: 1. Charging: The battery light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light
shows green when in AC mode.
Icon Function Description
Bluetooth Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication.
Wireless LAN Indicates the status of Wireless LAN communication.
3G communication Indicates the status of 3G communication.
HDD Indicates when the hard disk drive is active.
Num Lock Lights up when Num Lock is activated.
Caps Lock Lights up when Caps Lock is activated.
Battery Indicates the computer's battery status.
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TouchPad Basics
The following items show you how to use the TouchPad:
• Move your finger across the TouchPad (1) to move the cursor.
• Press the left (2) and right (3) buttons located beneath the TouchPad to perform selection and
execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse.
Tapping on the TouchPad is the same as clicking the left button.
NOTE: Illustrations for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.
NOTE: When using the TouchPad, keep it - and your fingers - dry and clean. The TouchPad is sensitive to
finger movement; hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response. Tapping too hard will not
increase the TouchPad’s responsiveness.
NOTE: By default, vertical and horizontal scrolling is enabled on your touchpad. It can be disabled under
Mouse settings in Windows Control Panel.
Function Left Button (2) Right Button (3) Main TouchPad (1)
Execute Quickly click twice. Tap twice (at the same speed
as double-clicking a mouse
button).
Select Click once. Tap once.
Drag Click and hold, then use
finger on the TouchPad to
drag the cursor.
Tap twice (at the same speed
as double-clicking a mouse
button); rest your finger on
the TouchPad on the second
tap and drag the cursor.
Access
context menu
Click once.
1
2 3
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Chapter 1 11
Using the Keyboard
Your Aspire one has a close-to-full-sized keyboard and an embedded numeric keypad, separate cursor, lock,
function and special keys.
Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters
located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols
are not printed on the keys.
Lock key Description
Caps Lock When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase.
Num Lock
<Fn> + <F11>
When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. The keys
function as a calculator (complete with the arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /). Use
this mode when you need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution
would be to connect an external keypad.
Scroll Lock <Fn> +
<F12>
When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press
the up or down arrow keys respectively. Scroll Lock does not work with some
applications.
Desired access Num Lock on Num Lock off
Number keys on
embedded keypad
Type numbers in a normal manner.
Main keyboard keys Hold <Fn> while typing letters on
embedded keypad.
Type the letters in a normal
manner.
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Windows Keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Key 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
< > + <D>: Display the desktop
< > + <E>: Open Windows Explore
< > + <F>: Search for a file or folder
< > + <G>: Cycle through Sidebar gadgets
< > + <L>: Lock your computer (if you are connected to a network domain), or
switch users (if you're not connected to a network domain)
< > + <M>: Minimizes all windows
< > + <R>: Open the Run dialog box
< > + <T>: Cycle through programs on the taskbar
< > + <U>: Open Ease of Access Center
< > + <X>: Open Windows Mobility Center
< > + <BREAK>: Display the System Properties dialog box
< > + <SHIFT+M>: Restore minimized windows to the desktop
< > + <TAB>: Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
< > + <SPACEBAR>: Bring all gadgets to the front and select Windows Sidebar
<CTRL> + < > + <F>: Search for computers (if you are on a network)
<CTRL> + < > + <TAB>: Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the
taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
Note: Depending on your edition of Windows Vista, some shortcuts may not function
as described.
Application
key
This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; it opens the
application's context menu.
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Chapter 1 13
Hot Keys
The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen
brightness and volume output.
To activate hotkeys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination.
Hotkey Icon Function Description
<Fn> + <F1> Hotkey help Displays help on hotkeys.
<Fn> + <F2> Acer eSettings
Management
Launches Acer eSettings Management in Acer
Empowering Technology.
<Fn> + <F3> Acer ePower
Management
Launches Acer ePower Management in Acer
Empowering Technology.
<Fn> + <F4> Sleep Puts the computer in Sleep mode.
<Fn> + <F5> Display toggle Switches display output between the display
screen, external monitor (if connected) and
both.
<Fn> + <F6> Screen blank Turns the display screen backlight off to save
power. Press any key to return.
<Fn> + <F7> TouchPad toggle Turns the internal TouchPad on and off.
<Fn> + <F8> Speaker toggle Turns the speakers on and off.
<Fn> + < > Brightness up Increases the screen brightness.
<Fn> + < > Brightness down Decreases the screen brightness.
<Fn> + < > Volume up Increases the sound volume.
<Fn> + < > Volume down Decreases the sound volume.
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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
1. Open a text editor or word processor.
2. Hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5> key at the upper-center of the keyboard.
NOTE: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol.
The US dollar sign
1. Open a text editor or word processor.
2. Hold <Shift> and then press the <4> key at the upper-center of the keyboard.
NOTE: This function varies according to the language settings.
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Chapter 1 15
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Processor
Processor Specifications
CPU Fan Tru Value Table
• Throttling 50%: On= 84°C; OFF=86°C
• OS shut down at 88°C; H/W shut down(PH1) at 95°C
Item Specification
CPU type Intel Atom N270 1.6G 512K 533 2.5W
CPU package Micro-FCBGA8 packaging, 437-pin
Core Logic • Intel 945GMS
• ICH7M
Chipset • ENE KB926 for Keyboard Controller, Battery management
Unit, and RTC.
• Integrated VGA solution for Intel 945GSE.
• Realtek ALC272X-GR for High Definition Audio Codec.
• Atheros AR8114A for 10/100 LAN
Features • On-die, primary 32-kB instructions cache and 24-kB write-back
data cache
• 533-MHz source-synchronous front side bus (FSB)
• 2-Threads support
• On-die 512-kB, 8-way L2 cache
• Support for IA 32-bit architecture
• Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions-2 and -3 (Intel® SSE2 and
Intel® SSE3) support and Supplemental Streaming SIMD
Extension 3 (SSSE3) support
• Micro-FCBGA8 packaging technologies
• Thermal management support via Intel® Thermal Monitor 1
and Intel Thermal Monitor 2
• FSB Lane Reversal for flexible routing
• Supports C0/C1(e)/C2(e)/C4(e)
• L2 Dynamic Cache Sizing
• Advanced power management features including Enhanced
Intel SpeedStep® Technology
• Execute Disable Bit support for enhanced security
Item
CPU
Speed
Cores
Bus
Speed
Mfg
Tech
Cache
Size
Package
Core
Voltage
Acer P/N
N270 1.6 GHz 1 533 MHz 45 nm 512
KB
Micro-
FCBGA8
KC.ANB01.270
N280 1.66 GHz 1 667 MHz 45 nm 512
KB
Micro-
FCBGA8
KC.ANB01.280
CPU Temperature of
Diode
Fan Speed (RPM) SPL Spec (dBA)
40 44 3300 26
50 54 3800 29
60 63 4300 31
68 73 5500 35
76 82 90% Duty
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16 Chapter 1
System Memory
System Storage
Hard Disk Drive Interface
Item Specification
Memory controller Built in
Memory size 1GB DDR2 RAM
DIMM socket number 1
Supports memory size per socket 512 MB / 1GB
Supports maximum memory size 1 GB
Supports DIMM type DDR II 533Mhz SDRAM memory interface design
Supports DIMM Speed 533Mhz SDRAM
Item Specification
HDD • 9.5mm height, 2.5" HDD
• Easily removable with no more than four screws
• SATA bus
• 80/320GB and above
• 5400 rpm
• SATA connector BTO
Item Specification
Vendor &
Model Name
Seagate
ST9160310AS
Toshiba
MK1652GSX
Toshiba
MK1655GSX
HGST
HTS543216L
9A300
HGST
HTS545016B
9A300
WD
WD1600BEVT
Capacity
(GB)
160 160 160 160 160 160
Bytes per
sector
512 512 512 512 512 512
Data heads 2 2 2 2 2 2
Drive Format
Disks 1 1 1 1 1 1
Spindle
speed (RPM)
5400 5400 5400 5400 5400 5400
Performance Specifications
Buffer size 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB
Interface SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA
Fast data
transfer rate
3.0Gbit /s 3.0Gbit /s 3.0Gbit /s 3.0Gbit /s 3.0Gbit /s 3.0Gbit /s
Media data
transfer rate
(Mbytes/sec
max)
830 400~794 typ. 783.7 775 875 850
DC Power Requirements
Voltage
tolerance
5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5%
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Chapter 1 17
BIOS
LCD 10.1”
Item Specification
BIOS vendor InSyde
BIOS Version v0.10
BIOS ROM type Flash
BIOS ROM size 1 MB
Features • Support ISIPP
• Support Acer UI
• Support multi-boot
• Suspend to RAM (S3)/Disk (S4)
• Various hot-keys for system control
• Support SMBUS 2.0, PCI2.3
• ACPI 2.0 compliance with Intel Speed Step Support C1, C2,
C3, C4 and S3, S4 for mobile CPU
• DMI utility for BIOS serial number configurable/asset tag
• Support PXE
Item Specification
Vendor/model name AUO B101AW03 LG LP101WSVGA CMO N101L6-L02
Screen Diagonal (mm) 255.54 257 (10.1”)
Active Area (mm) 222.72 x 125.28 222.72(H) x 125.28(V) 222.72 (H) x 125.28
(V)
Display resolution (pixels) 1024 x 3(RGB) x 600 1024 x 600 1024 x R.G.B. x 600
Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.2175 (H) X 0.2088
(V)
0.2175(H) x 0.2088(V)
(typical)
0.2175 (H) x 0.2088
(V)
Typical White Luminance
(cd/m2
) also called
Brightness
200 typ. (5 points
average)
200 200 typ.
Contrast Ratio 400:1 typ 300:1 (typical) 650:1 typ.
Response Time (Optical
Rise Time/Fall Time) msec
16 typ / 25 Max 16 (typical) 7 (typical)
Typical Power
Consumption (watt)
2.8 max. 1.4 - 2.46 1.15 typ.
Weight (g) 190 max. 190 180
Physical Size (mm) 235 x 143 x 5.2 235 x 143 x 5/5.2 235 x 143 x 4.9
Electrical Interface 1 channel LVDS LVDS LVDS
Viewing Angle (degree)
Horizontal (Right) CR = 10
(Left)
Vertical (Upper) CR = 10
(Lower)
45/45 (typical)
15/35 (typical)
45/45 (typical)
20/40 (typical)
45/45 (typical)
20/45 (typical)
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Audio Codec and Amplifier
LAN Interface
Keyboard
Item Specification
Audio
Controller
REALTEK ALC272
Features • Meets performance and function requirements defined in Microsoft WLP 3.0x and
future WLP version
• Two stereo DAC supports 16/20/24-bit PCM format for multiple streaming of
playback
• Two stereo ADC support 16/20/24-bit PCM format for multiple streaming of
recording
• All DAC support independent 44.1k/48k/96k/192kHz sample rate
• All ADC support independent 44.1k/48k/96k/192kHz sample rate
• Two independent S/PDIF output supports 16/20/24-bit format and 44.1k/48k/
96k192kHz sample rate
• All analog jack ports except MONO, BEEP-IN, MIC1 and HP-OUT are stereo input
and output re-tasking
• Supports line level mono output
• Supports analog PCBEEP input, and a digital BEEP generator is integrated.
• Up to four channels of digital microphone array input are supported for AEC/BF
application
• Supports legacy analog input to analog output mixer
• Built-in five headphone amplifiers for port-A and port-D, port-E, port-F and port-I.
• Headphone amplifier for port-I (HP-OUT) is designed to drive output without
external DC blocking capacitors
• Software selectable 2.5V and 3.2V reference output for microphone bias
• Software selectable boost gain (+10/+20/+30dB) for analog microphone input
• Two jack detection pins, each supports detection of up to 4 jacks
• Jack detection function is supported when device is in power down mode (D3)
• Supports two GPIO (general purpose input and output) pins (pin sharing with
digital microphone interface)
• Supports EAPD (external amplifier power down) control for external amplifier
• Support 1.5V~3.3V scalable I/O for HD Audio link
• Supports anti-pop mode when analog power AVDD is on and digital power is off
• 48-pin LQFP ‘Green’ package
Item Specification
LAN Chipset Atheros AR8114 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN with Integrated Transceiver
Features • PCI-E interface LAN controller
• PCIE V1.1 compliant
• Supports wake on LAN
• 48-pin QFN package
Item Specification
Type New Acer flat keyboard
Total number of keypads 84
Windows logo key Yes
Internal & external keyboard work
simultaneously
Plug USB keyboard to the USB port directly: Yes
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Chapter 1 19
Mini Card
Camera
3G Card
Bluetooth interface
Wireless LAN
Battery
Item Specification
Number Supported 2
Features • 2 mini card slot (1 for 3G/WiMax (full-size) and 1 for
WLAN (half-size))
• Embedded 3G module and built-in 2 antenna (combo
wireless + 3G) on top of LCD
Item Specification
Vendor and model Chicony Camera Module CNF9011
Type USB Video Class with 1/6”CMOS sensor
Item Specification
Features • 3G card in mini card slot for 3G/ WiMAX (full-size)
• Control by USB interface
• User accessible SIM card by battery removal
• Antenna: Has to be placed on the sides of LCD in A/B
cover
Item Specification
Chipset • FOXCON T60H928.01 LF Bluetooth miniUSB module
Features • Embedded USB solution with antenna
• Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
• Bluetooth control for BT optical mouse
Item Specification
Type IEEE802.11 b/g Half PCI-e Card
Features • IEEE 802.11 b/g
• PCI-Express Half Mini card (H2 type)
Item Specification
Vendor & model name SANYO UM-2009A/AW
SONY UM-2009A/AW
PANASONIC UM-2009AW
SIMPLO UM-2009A/AW
SANYO UM-2009B/BW
SONY UM-2009B/BW
SIMPLO UM-2009A
Battery Type Li-ion Li-ion
Pack capacity 2200 mAh 5200 mAh
Number of battery cell 3 6
Package configuration 3S1P 3S2P
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Chapter 2 21
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. Please also refer to Chapter 4
Troubleshooting if a problem arises.
To activate the BIOS Utility, press F2 during POST (when Press <F2> to enter Setup message is prompted
on the bottom of screen).
Press F2 to enter setup. The default parameter of F12 Boot Menu is set to “disabled”. If you want to change
boot device without entering BIOS Setup Utility, please set the parameter to “enabled”.
Press <F12> during POST to enter multi-boot menu. In this menu, user can change boot device without
entering BIOS SETUP Utility.
Navigating the BIOS Utility
There are six menu options: Information, Main, Advanced, Security, Power, Boot, and Exit.
Follow these instructions:
• To choose a menu, use the left and right arrow keys.
• To choose an item, use the up and down arrow keys.
• To change the value of a parameter, press F5 or F6.
• A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press Enter to expand this item.
• Press Esc while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu.
• In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing F9. You can also press F10 to save any
changes made and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
NOTE: You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in square brackets. Navigation keys for a
particular menu are shown on the bottom of the screen. Help for parameters are found in the Item
Specific Help part of the screen. Read this carefully when making changes to parameter values. Please
note that system information is subject to different models.
Chapter 2
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Information
The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information.
NOTE: The system information is subject to different models.
Parameter Description
CPU Type This field shows the CPU type of the system.
CPU Speed This field shows the speed of the CPU.
HDD Model Name This field shows the model name of HDD installed on primary IDE master.
HDD Serial Number This field displays the serial number of HDD installed on primary IDE master.
System BIOS Version Displays system BIOS version.
VGA BIOS Version This field displays the VGA firmware version of the system.
Serial Number This field displays the serial number of this unit.
Asset Tag Number This field displays the asset tag number of the system.
Product Name This field shows product name of the system.
Manufacturer Name This field displays the manufacturer of this system.
UUID Number Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) is an identifier standard used in software
construction, standardized by the Open Software Foundation (OSF) as part of
the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE).
InsydeH20 Setup Utility Rev. 3.5
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
Change Values
Select SubMenu
Enter
F9
F10
Setup Default
Save and Exit
Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270
1.60GHz
ST9250315AS
5VC01WJJ
v0.3103
Intel V1585
2G80SK03B39020741E2500
Acer
E0E4E0A703E2D411866E00238B5A9D20
Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270
1.60GHz
ST9250315AS
5VC01WJJ
v0.3103
Intel V1585
2G80SK03B39020741E2500
Acer
E0E4E0A703E2D411866E00238B5A9D20
CPU Type
CPU Speed
HDD Model Name:
HDD Serial Number:
System BIOS Version:
VGA BIOS Version:
Serial Number:
Asset Tag Number:
Product Name:
Manufacturer Name:
UUID:
CPU Type
CPU Speed
HDD Model Name:
HDD Serial Number:
System BIOS Version:
VGA BIOS Version:
Serial Number:
Asset Tag Number:
Product Name:
Manufacturer Name:
UUID:
F5/F6
Main Boot Exit
Security
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Main
The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable boot option
and recovery.
NOTE: The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ.
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. The hours are displayed with 24-
hour format.
Format: HH:MM:SS
(hour:minute:second)
System Date Sets the system date. Format MM/DD/YYYY
(month/day/year)
Total Memory This field reports the memory size of the system.
Memory size is fixed to 2048 MB.
N/A
Video Memory Shows the video memory size. VGA Memory size=8 MB N/A
Quick Boot Allows startup to skip certain tests while booting,
decreasing the time needed to boot the system.
Option: Enabled or Disabled
Network Boot Enables, disables the system boot from LAN (remote
server).
Option: Enabled or Disabled
F12 Boot Menu Enables, disables Boot Menu during POST. Option: Enabled or Enabled
D2D Recovery Enables, disables D2D Recovery function. The function
allows the user to create a hidden partition on hard disc
drive to store operation system and restore the system
to factory defaults.
Option: Enabled or Disabled
SATA Mode Control the mode in which the SATA controller should
operate.
Option: AHCI or IDE
Item Specific Help
This is the help for the
hour field. Valid range
is from 0 to 23.
INCREASE/REDUCE: F5/F6
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
Change Values
Select SubMenu
Enter
F9
F10
Setup Default
Save and Exit
[15:10:59]
[03/09/2009]
2048 MB
[8 MB]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[IDE Mode]
[15:10:59]
[03/09/2009]
2048 MB
[8 MB]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[IDE Mode]
System Time:
System Date:
Total Memory:
Video Memory:
Quick Boot
Network Boot
F12 Boot Menu
D2D Recovery
SATA Mode
System Time:
System Date:
Total Memory:
Video Memory:
Quick Boot
Network Boot
F12 Boot Menu
D2D Recovery
SATA Mode
F5/F6
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Security
The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized
use.
The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
NOTE: When you are prompted to enter a password, you have three tries before the system halts. Don’t forget
your password. If you forget your password, you may have to return your notebook computer to your
dealer to reset it.
Parameter Description Option
Supervisor Password Is Shows the setting of the Supervisor password Clear or Set
User Password Is Shows the setting of the User password. Clear or Set
HDD Password Is Shows the setting of the HDD password. Clear or Set
Set Supervisor Password Press Enter to set the supervisor password. When
set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility
from unauthorized access. The user can not either
enter the Setup menu nor change the value of
parameters.
Set User Password Press Enter to set the user password. When user
password is set, this password protects the BIOS
Setup Utility from unauthorized access. The user can
enter Setup menu only and does not have right to
change the value of parameters.
Set Hdd Password Enter HDD password.
Power on password Defines whether a password is required or not while
the events defined in this group happened. The
following sub-options are all requires the Supervisor
password for changes and should be grayed out if the
user password was used to enter setup.
Enabled or
Disabled
Item Specific Help
Install or Change the
password and the length
of password must be less
than eight words.
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
Change Values
Select SubMenu
Enter
F9
F10
Setup Default
Save and Exit
Clear
Clear
Clear
[Disabled]
Clear
Clear
Clear
[Disabled]
Supervisor Password Is:
User Password Is:
HDD Password Is:
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Set Hdd Password
Power on password
Supervisor Password Is:
User Password Is:
HDD Password Is:
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Set Hdd Password
Power on password
F5/F6
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Setting a Password
Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password:
1. Use the ↑ and ↓ keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The
Set Supervisor Password box appears:
2. 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). Retype the password in the “Confirm New
Password” field.
IMPORTANT:Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen.
3. Press Enter. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to “Set”.
4. If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter.
5. When you are done, press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
Removing a Password
Follow these steps:
1. Use the ↑ and ↓ keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The
Set Password box appears:
2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter.
3. Press Enter twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields.
The computer then sets the Supervisor Password parameter to “Clear”.
4. When you have changed the settings, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
Set Supervisor Password
Enter New Password [ ]
[ ]
Confirm New Password [ ]
Set Supervisor Password
Enter Current Password [ ]
[ ]
Enter New Password [ ]
Confirm New Password [ ]
[ ]
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Changing a Password
1. Use the ↑ and ↓ keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The
Set Password box appears.
2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter.
3. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password
field.
4. Press Enter. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to “Set”.
5. If desired, you can enable the Password on boot parameter.
6. When you are done, press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
If the verification is OK, the screen will display as following.
The password setting is complete after the user presses Enter.
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 displays the following
message.
Set Supervisor Password
Enter Current Password [ ]
[ ]
Enter New Password [ ]
Confirm New Password [ ]
[ ]
Setup Notice
Changes have been saved.
[Continue]
[Continue]
Setup Warning
Invalid Password.
[Continue]
[Continue]
Setup Warning
Passwords do not match.
Re-enter password.
[Continue]
[Continue]
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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.
Item Specific Help
Use < > or < > to select
a device, then press
<F5> to move it down the
list, or <F6> to move
it up the list. Press
<Esc> to escape the menu
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
Change Values
Select SubMenu
Enter
F9
F10
Setup Default
Save and Exit
Boot priority order:
1. IDE0 : ST9250315AS
2. IDE1 :
3. USB FDD :
4. USB HDD :
5. Network Boot : Atheros Boot Agent
6. USB CDROM :
Boot priority order:
1. IDE0 : ST9250315AS
2. IDE1 :
3. USB FDD :
4. USB HDD :
5. Network Boot : Atheros Boot Agent
6. USB CDROM :
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Exit
The Exit screen allows you to save or discard any changes you made and quit the BIOS Utility.
The table below describes the parameters in this screen.
Parameter Description
Exit Saving Changes Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.
Exit Discarding
Changes
Exit utility without saving setup data to CMOS.
Load Setup Default Load default values for all SETUP item.
Discard Changes Load previous values from CMOS for all SETUP items.
Save Changes Save Setup Data to CMOS.
Item Specific Help
Exit System Setup and
save your changes to
CMOS.
F1
ESC
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
Change Values
Select SubMenu
Enter
F9
F10
Setup Default
Save and Exit
Exit Saving Changes
Exit Discarding Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Discard Changes
Save Changes
Exit Saving Changes
Exit Discarding Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Discard Changes
Save Changes
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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.
NOTE: Do not install memory-related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when you use the Phlash.
NOTE: Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the flashit utility. If the battery pack does not
contain enough power to finish BIOS flash, you may not boot the system because the BIOS is not
completely loaded.
Follow the steps below to run the Phlash.
1. Prepare a bootable diskette.
2. Copy the flash utilities to the bootable diskette.
3. Then boot the system from the bootable diskette. The flash utility has auto-execution function.
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DOS Flash Utility
Perform the following steps to use the DOS Flash Utility:
1. Copy the BIOS flash tool and the BIOS file to a USB storage disk. Now use this disk to boot the system.
2. Use the DOS command prompt to enter the following command:
Flashit bios _ver.fd /dc /mc /all
The BIOS flash process begins.
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WinFlash Utility
Perform the following steps to use the WinFlash Utility:
1. Copy the BIOS file into the Winflash folder.
2. Double-click the WinFlash executable file.
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3. Click OK to begin the update. A progress screen displays.
4. When the process is complete, close all programs and applications and reboot the system.
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Remove HDD/BIOS Password Utilities
This section provide you with removing HDD/BIOS method:
Remove HDD Password:
When the user keys in the wrong password three times, the system reports the following error code to user.
To unlock the HDD password, perform the following steps:
1. Press Enter to display the Select Item screen.
2. Select Enter Unlock Password and press Enter.
An Unlock Password displays.
3. Make a note of the key, 76943488 in the example.
4. Boot up the system and open a DOS prompt.
5. Enter the UnlockHD.EXE command and input the key to create an unlock code. Make a note of the
result, for example 46548274.
6. Reboot and enter the BIOS by pressing F2 when prompted.
7. Go to the Security menu and select Set Hdd Password.
8. Enter the unlock code generated by UnlockHD.EXE as the current password, 46548274 in the example,
and complete the New Password and Confirm fields to create a new HDD password.
9. Save and exit the BIOS to complete the process.
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Removing BIOS Passwords:
If you key in the wrong Supervisor Password three times, System Disabled displays on the screen. See the
image below.
To reset the BIOS password, run BIOS_PW.EXE as follows:
1. Key in bios_pw 14452 0
2. Select one string from the list.
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3. Reboot the system and key in the selected string (qjjg9vy, 07yqmjd etc.) for the BIOS user
password.
Cleaning BIOS Passwords
To clear the password, perform the following steps:
1. From a DOS prompt, Execute clnpwd.exe
2. Press 1 or 2 to clean the desired password shown on the screen.
The onscreen message determines whether the function is successful or not.
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Miscellaneous Utilities
Using Boot Sequence Selector
Boot Sequence Selector allows the boot order to be changes without accessing the BIOS. To use Boot
Sequence Selector, perform the following steps:
1. Enter into DOS.
2. Execute BS.exe to display the usage screen.
3. Select the desired boot sequence by entering the corresponding sequence, for example, enter BS2 to
change the boot sequence to HDD|CD ROM|LAN|Floppy.
Using DMITools
The DMI (Desktop Management Interface) Tool copies BIOS information to eeprom to be used in the DMI pool
for hardware management.
When the BIOS displays Verifying DMI pool data it is checking the table correlates with the hardware before
sending to the operating system (Windows, etc.).
To update the DMI Pool, perform the following steps:
1. Enter into DOS.
2. Execute dmitools.exe. The following messages show dmitools usage:
IMPORTANT:The following write examples (2 to 5) require a system reboot to take effect
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Example 1: Read DMI Information from Memory
Input:
dmitools /r
Output:
Manufacturer (Type1, Offset04h): Acer
Product Name (Type1, Offset05h): Aspire one xxxxx
Serial Number (Type1, Offset07h): 01234567890123456789
UUID String (Type1, Offset08h): xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
Asset Tag (Type3, Offset04h): Acer Asstag
Example 2: Write Product Name to EEPROM
Input:
dmitools /wp Acer
Example 3: Write Serial Number to EEPROM
Input:
dmitools /ws 01234567890123456789
Example 4: Write UUID to EEPROM
Input:
dmitools /wu
Example 5: Write Asset Tag to EEPROM
Input:
dmitools /wa Acer Asstag
Using the LAN MAC Utility
Perform the following steps to write MAC information to eeprom:
1. Use a text editor, for example Notepad, to edit the MAC.CFG file as shown:
• WriteData= '001122334455' <------- MAC value
• StartAddr=7A <------- MAC address
• WriteLeng=6 <------- MAC value length
• KeepByte=0 <------- can be any value
2. Boot into DOS.
3. Execute MAC.BAT to write MAC information to eeprom.
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Machine Disassembly and Replacement
IMPORTANT: This disassembly procedure represents two separate SKUs for the Aspire one; the HDD and SSD
models. The procedures outlined use the SSD model unless otherwise stated.
This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for
maintenance and troubleshooting.
Disassembly Requirements
To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools:
• Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge
• Flat screwdriver
• Philips screwdriver
• Plastic flat screwdriver
• Plastic tweezers
NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the
screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the components.
Related Information
The product previews seen in the disassembly procedures may not represent the final product color or
configuration.
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General Information
IMPORTANT: This disassembly procedure represents two separate SKUs for the Aspire one; the HDD and SSD
models. The procedures outlined use the SSD model unless otherwise stated.
Pre-disassembly Instructions
Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following:
1. 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. Place the system on a flat, stable surface.
4. Remove the battery pack.
Disassembly Process
The disassembly process is divided into the following sections:
• External components disassembly
• Main unit disassembly
• LCD module disassembly
The flowcharts provided in the succeeding disassembly sections illustrate the entire disassembly sequence.
Observe the order of the sequence to avoid damage to any of the hardware components. For example, if you
want to remove the Mainboard, you must first remove the Keyboard then disassemble the inside assembly
frame in that order.
Main Screw List
Screw Quantity Part Number
M2.0*5.0 16 86.S0207.002
M2.0*3.0 29 86.S0207.001
M2.0*2.0 2 86.W4107.002
M2.0*6.0 3 86.S6507.001
M1.6*2.5 2 86.S6507.002
M2.0*4.0 3 86.S6507.003
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External Module Disassembly Process
IMPORTANT: This disassembly procedure represents two separate SKUs for the Aspire one; the HDD and SSD
models. The procedures outlined use the SSD model unless otherwise stated.
External Modules Disassembly Flowchart
NOTE: Items enclosed with broken lines (— - - —) are optional and may not be present.
Screw List
Step Screw Quantity Part No.
WLAN Module M2*3 1 86.S0207.001
3G Module M2*3 1 86.S0207.001
Disconnect power
and signal cables
from system
Remove
Battery
Turn off system
and peripherals
power
Remove
DIMM
Remove
WLAN
Remove
3G
Remove
Lower Covers
Remove
SD Dummy Card

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