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  • Brand: Acer
  • Product: Keyboard
  • Model/name: Keyboard UI
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

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Aspire 4736G/4736Z 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 to this 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Right View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Easy-Launch Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Touchpad Basics (with fingerprint reader) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Special Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Using the System Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
System Utilities 29
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Navigating the BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
BIOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
DOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
WinFlash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Remove HDD/BIOS Password Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Removing BIOS Passwords: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Miscellaneous Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Machine Disassembly and Replacement 49
Disassembly Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Pre-disassembly Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
External Module Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
External Modules Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Removing the SD dummy card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Removing the Lower Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Removing the WLAN Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Removing the DIMM Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Removing the Optical Disk Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Main Unit Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
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Removing the Hinge Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Removing the Switch Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Removing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Removing the Speaker Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Removing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Removing the Upper Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Removing the Finger Print Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Removing the TouchPad Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Removing the Media Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Removing the USB Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Removing the Modem Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Removing the Bluetooth Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Removing the Mainboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Removing the RJ-11 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Removing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Removing the CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
LCD Module Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Removing the LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Removing the Camera Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Removing the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Removing the LCD Brackets and FPC Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Removing the Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Removing the MIC Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
LCD Module Reassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Replacing the MIC Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Replacing the Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Replacing the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Replacing the Camera Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Replacing the LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Main Module Reassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Replacing the CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Replacing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Replacing the RJ-11 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Replacing the Mainboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Replacing the Bluetooth Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Replacing the Modem Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Replacing the USB Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Replacing the Media Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Replacing the TouchPad Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Replacing the Finger Print Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Replacing the Upper Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Replacing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Replacing the Speaker Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Replacing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Replacing the Switch Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Replacing the Hinge Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Replacing the ODD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Replacing the DIMM Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Replacing the WLAN Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Replacing the Lower Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Replacing the SD Card Dummy Trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
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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
ODD Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
USB Failure (Rightside) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Modem Function Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Wireless Function Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Bluetooth Function Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
EasyTouch Button Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Media Board Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Fingerprint Reader Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Thermal Unit Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
External Mouse Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Other Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
POST Codes Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Sec: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Memory: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
BDS & Specific action: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Each PEIM entry point used in 80_PORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Each Driver entry point used in 80_PORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Each SmmDriver entry point used in 80_PORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Jumper and Connector Locations 163
Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Clearing Password Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 167
Aspire 4736G/4736Z Series Exploded Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Main Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Aspire 4736G/4736Z Series FRU List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Screw List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Model Definition and Configuration 176
Aspire 4736G/4736Z Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Test Compatible Components 177
Microsoft® Windows® Vista Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Online Support Information 183
Index 185
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Table of Contents
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Chapter 1 1
System Specifications
Features
Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features:
NOTE: Items marked with * denote only selected models.
Operating System
• Genuine Windows® Vista™
Platform
• Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology, featuring:
• Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor
• Mobile Intel® PM45/GM45 Express Chipset*
• Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300*
• Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5150/5350*
System Memory
• Dual-Channel SDRAM support
• Up to 2 GB of DDRIII 800/1066 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two SO-DIMM modules
Display and graphics
• 16:9 aspect ratio
• 14" HD 1366 x 768
• Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset
• NVIDIA® GeForce® 10MGE1
Storage subsystem
• 2.5" hard disk drive
• Optical drive option:
• Blu-ray Disc™ /DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive*
• DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive*
• 5-in-1 card reader
Audio
• Dolby®-optimized surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers
• True 5.1-channel surround sound output
• High-definition audio support
• S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers
• Acer PureZone technology with two built-in stereo microphones
• MS-Sound compatible
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Communication
• Acer Video Conference, featuring:
• Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam*
• Acer PureZone technology*
• Optional Acer Xpress VoIP phone*
• WLAN:
• Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300*
• Wi-Fi®/WiMAX™:
• Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5150/5350*
• WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.0+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)*
• LAN: Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready
• Modem: 56K ITU V.92; Wake-on-Ring ready
Dimensions and Weight
• 342 (W) x 239 (D) x 23/38.6 (H) mm (13.4 x 9.4 x 0.9/1.5 inches)
• 2.3 (5.07lbs) with 6-cell battery
Privacy control
• Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution*
• BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords
• Kensington lock slot
Power subsystem
• ACPI 3.0
• 48.8 W 4400 mAh
• 3-pin 65 W AC adapter*
• 3-pin 90 W AC adapter*
• ENERGY STAR® 4.0*
Special keys and controls
• 88-/89-/93-key keyboard
• Touchpad pointing device
I/O interface
• 5-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
• 3 USB 2.0 ports
• Consumer infrared (CIR) port
• HDMI™ port with HDCP support*
• External display (VGA) port
• Headphones/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support*
• Microphone-in jack
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• Line-in jack
• Ethernet (RJ-45) port
• Modem (RJ-11) port
• DC-in jack for AC adapter
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%
NOTE: Items marked with * denote only selected models. The specifications listed above are for reference
only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.
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System Block Diagram
Power On/Off CKT.
Touch Pad
page 37
CRT Conn.
LPC BUS
page 38
uFCBGA-1329
H_A#(3..35) H_D#(0..63)
page 23
MDC 1.5
Conn
page 39
Int.KBD
page 36
PCI-Express
BANK 0, 1, 2, 3
USB conn x3
667/800/1066MHz
ALC888S-VC
DMI
DC/DC Interface CKT.
Intel Penryn Processor
page 36
3.3V 48MHz
FSB
Clock Generator
ICS9LPRS387
page 35
EC I/O Buffer
Fan Control
Power Circuit DC/DC
uPGA-478 Package
page 37
204pin DDRIII-SO-DIMM X2
page 44
Intel Cantiga
BIOS
page 4
1.5V DDR III 800/1066
page 4, 5, 6
page 36
HDA Codec
page 16
Memory BUS(DDRIII)
BGA-676
HD Audio
page 40
page 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Intel ICH9-M
Thermal Sensor
page 13, 14
page 25, 26, 27, 28
page 36
ENE KB926
Audio AMP
LCD Conn.
VGA Bluetooth
Conn
3.3V 24.576MHz/48Mhz
Phone Jack x3
page 22
Dual Channel
page 39
page 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 , 49, 50, 51 USB/B Conn.
page 24
HDMI Conn.
EMC 1402
FUN Conn.
page 37
CIR
USB port 1
LVDS
LVDS
TMDS
C-Link
MINI Card x2
CMOS
Camera
WLAN, Robson2
PCI-Express
page 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
page 33
USB port 0, 2, 5
USB
(Socket P)
E_KEY/B Conn.
16X
S -ATA
page 08
GMCH HDA
Finger Print
AES1610
RTC CKT.
page 37
page 34
Card Reader
JMB385
page 30
page 33 page 22
Media/B Conn.
LS- 4494P
page 18
VGA HDA
LS- 4498P
LS- 4493P
LS- 4492P
LS- 4495P
New Card
Socket
page 34
LAN(GbE)
ATHEROS AR8121
page 31
RJ45
page 32
port 2
page 34
ESATA
Conn.
CDROM
Conn.
page 29
port 1 port 0
page 29
SATA HDD
Conn.
POWER SW
Page 42
USB/B Conn.
LS- 4495P
LS- 5042P
LED/B Conn.
LS- 5041P
Media/B Conn.
USB port 1
KAL90
KALH0
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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 (only for
certain models).
2 Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording.
3 Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD),
displays computer output (Configuration may
vary by models).
4 Power button Turns the computer on and off.
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Closed Front View
5 Status indicators Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to
show the status of the computer's functions
and components.
6 Keyboard For entering data into your computer.
7 Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when
you use the computer.
8 Status indicators Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to
show the status of the computer's functions
and components.
9 Click buttons
(left, center* and
right)
The left and right buttons function like the left
and right mouse buttons.
*The center button serves as Acer Bio-
Protection fingerprint reader supporting Acer
FingerNav 4-way control function (only for
certain models).
10 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions
like a computer mouse.
11 Touchpad Toggle Turns the internal touchpad on and off.
12 Volume Up/
Volume Down
Increase system volume/decrease system
volume.
13 AcerPowerSmart
key
Puts your computer into power-saving
mode.
Backup key Launches Acer Backup Management for
three-step data backup.
Wireless LAN
communication
button/indicator
Enables/disables the wireless LAN
function. Indicates the status of wireless
LAN communication.
Bluetooth
communication
button/indicator
Enables/disables the Bluetooth function.
Indicates the status of Bluetooth
communication. (only for certain models)
14 Speakers Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio
output.
No. Icon Item Description
1 5-in-1 card
reader
Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard
(MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro
(MS PRO), and xD-Picture Card.
Note: Push to remove/install the card. Only
one card can operate at any given time.
No. Icon Item Description
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Left View
No. Icon Item Description
1 DC in jack Connects to an AC adapter
2 Ethernet (RJ-45)
port
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based
network.
3 External display
(VGA) port
Connects to a display device
(e.g. external monitor, LCD projector).
4 USB 2.0 Connects to USB 2.0 devices.
5
HDMI
HDMI port Supports high definition digital video
connections.
6 USB 2.0 port Connect to USB 2.0 devices
(e.g. USB mouse, USB camera).
7 Headphones/
speaker/line-out
jack with S/PDIF
support
Connects to audio line-out devices
(e.g., speakers, headphones).
Microphone jack Accepts inputs from external microphones.
Line-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD
player, stereo walkman, mp3 player).
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Right View
Rear View
No. Icon Item Description
1 USB 2.0 port Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g. USB mouse,
USB camera).
2 Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs.
3 Optical disk access
indicator
Lights up when the optical drive is active.
4 Optical drive eject
button
Ejects the optical disk from the drive.
5 Emergency eject
hole
Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is
turned off.
Note: Insert a paper clip into the emergency eject
hole to eject the optical drive tray when the
computer is off.
6 Modem (RJ-11)
port
Connects to a phone line.
7 Kensington lock
slot
Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer
security lock.
No. Item Description
1 Ventilation
slots
Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use.
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Bottom View
No. Icon Item Description
1 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack.
2 Battery release
latch
Releases the battery for removal.
3 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with
screws).
4 Memory
compartment
Houses the computer's main memory.
5 Battery lock Locks the battery in position.
6 Ventilation slots
and cooling fan
Enable the computer to stay cool, even after
prolonged use.
Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the
fan.
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Indicators
The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators:
The front panel indicators are 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.
Easy-Launch Buttons
Located beside the keyboard are application buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are:
WLAN, Internet, email, Bluetooth, Arcade and Acer Empowering Technology.
The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To
set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager.
Icon Function Description
Power Indicates the computer's power status.
Battery Indicates the computer's battery status.
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.
Icon Function Description
Wireless communication
switch
Enables/disables the wireless function.
Web browser Internet browser (user-Programmable)
Mail Email application (user-Programmable)
Bluetooth communication
switch
Enables/disables the Bluetooth function.
Empowering Technology Launch Acer Empowering Technology.
(user-programmable)
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Touchpad Basics (with fingerprint reader)
The following items show you how to use the touchpad with Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader:
• Move your finger across the touchpad (1) to move the cursor.
• Press the left (2) and right (4) 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.
• Use Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader (3) supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function
(only for certain models) or the 4-way scroll (3) button (only for certain models) to scroll up or down
and move left or right a page. This fingerprint reader or button mimics your cursor pressing on the
right scroll bar of Windows applications.
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.
Function Left Button (2) Right Button (4) 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.
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Using the Keyboard
The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded numeric keypad, separate cursor, lock, Windows, function
and special keys.
Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
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.
Cursor-control keys on
embedded keypad
Hold <Shift> while using cursor-
control keys.
Hold <Fn> while using cursor-
control keys.
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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Hot Keys
The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like screen
brightness, volume output and the BIOS utility.
To activate hot keys, 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.
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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: Note: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com/
typography/faq/faq12.htm for more information.
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 by the operating system version.
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Using the System Utilities
Acer Bio-Protection (only for certain models) Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution is a multi-purpose
fingerprint software package integrated with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Utilizing the uniqueness
of one's fingerprint features, Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution has incorporated protection against
unauthorized access to your computer with centralized password management with Password Bank, easy
music player launching with Acer MusicLaunch, secure Internet favorites via Acer MyLaunch, and fast
application/website launching and login with Acer FingerLaunch, while Acer ProfileLaunch can launch up to
three applications/websites from a single finger swipe.
Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution also allows you to navigate through web browsers and documents
using Acer FingerNav. With Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution, you can now enjoy an extra layer of
protection for your personal computer, as well as the convenience of accessing your daily tasks with a simple
swipe of your finger!
For more information refer to the Acer Bio-Protection help files.
Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible)
NOTE: This feature is only available on certain models.
To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook, first ensure that the second monitor is connected, then
select Start, Control Panel, Display and click on Settings. Select the secondary monitor (2) icon in the
display box and then click the check box Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click
Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process.
Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four pre-defined display settings so you can view multiple windows
on the same screen. To access this function, please go to Start´ All Programs and click on Acer GridVista.
You may choose any one of the four display settings indicated below:
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Chapter 1 17
Double (vertical), Triple (primary at left), Triple (primary at right), or Quad Acer Gridvista is dual-display
compatible, allowing two displays to be partitioned independently.
Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible, allowing two displays to be partitioned independently.
AcerGridVista is simple to set up:
1. Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each display from the task bar.
2. Drag and drop each window into the appropriate grid.
3. Enjoy the convenience of a well-organized desktop.
NOTE: Please ensure that the resolution setting of the second monitor is set to the manufacturer's
recommended value.
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Processor
Processor Specifications
System Board Major Chips
CPU Fan True Value Table
• Throttling 50%: On =100°C; Off=90°C
• OS Shut down: 105°C
• H/W Shut down: 96°C
BIOS ROM
Item Specification
CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 PGA 2.0G 3M 800 35W r-0
(see Processor Specification below for more information)
Core Logic Intel Cantiga GM—800/1066MHz FSB supported
Intel Cantiga PM—800/1066MHz FSB supported
ICH9-M
CPU Package Micro uPGA-478 Package
CPU Core
Voltage
Refer to table below
Processor
#
CPU
Speed
Cores
Bus
Speed
Mfg
Tech
Cache
Size
Package
Core
Voltage
Acer P/N
T1600 1.66 GHz 2 667 1 MB uPGA KC.16001.CMT
T6400 2.0 GHz 2 800 3 MB uPGA KC.64001.DTP
T6600 2.2 GHz 2 800 2 MB uPGA KC.66001.DTP
P7450 2.13 GHz 2 1066 3 MB uPGA KC.74501.DPP
T4200 2.4 GHz 2 800 2 MB uPGA KC.42001.DTP
Item Specifications
Core logic Intel Cantiga PM45 / GM45 (667/800/1066MHz FSB supported)
ICH9-M
VGA • NB10MGE1-512MB-DDR3
• Integrated VGA solution for CANTIGA GM / On board VGA card for
CANTIGA PM
LAN ATHEROS AR8121 for Giga LAN
Media Card Reader JMICRON JMB385
Audio Codec REALTEK ALC888S-VC for High Definition Audio Codec with Dolby Digital
Live
CPU Temperature (°C) Fan Speed
(rpm)
SPL Spec
(dBA)
Core1 Core 2
50 50 - -
66 66 3200 31
74 74 3500 34
85 85 3900 37
100 100 4300 40
Item Specification
BIOS Vendor Insyde H20
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BIOS Version V0.09
BIOS ROM Type Flash ROM
BIOS ROM Size 1 MB
Supported Protocols • 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
• Support Y2K solution
• Support Win Flash Wake on LAN from S3
• Wake on LAN form S4 in AC mode
• System information
BIOS Password control Supervisor, User, and HDD
Item Specification
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System Memory
Memory Combinations
NOTE: Above table lists some system memory configurations. You may combine DIMMs with various
capacities to form other combinations. On above table, the configuration of slot 1 and slot 2 could be
reversed.
Item Specifications
Memory Controller Onboard
Memory Size 0MB (No on-board Memory)
DIMM socket number 2 sockets
Supports Memory size
per socket
2 GB
Support maximum
memory size
8 GB for 64bit OS (with two 2GB SO-DIMM)
Support DIMM type DDR III Synchronous DRAM
Support DIMM Speed 800/1066 MHz
Support DIMM voltage 1.5V
Support DIMM
package
204-pin DDR III-800/1066 SO-DIMM
Cache 6MB L2 on CPU
VGA Memory 512 MB with optional adjustable 128MB UMA VGA memory share from North
Bridge
Memory module
combinations
You can install memory modules in any combination as long as they match the
above specifications
Slot 1 Slot 2 Total Memory
0MB 512MB 512MB
0MB 1024MB 1024MB
0MB 2048MB 2048MB
512MB 512MB 1024MB
512MB 1024MB 1536MB
512MB 2048MB 2560MB
1024MB 0MB 1024MB
1024MB 512MB 1536MB
1024MB 1024MB 2048MB
1024MB 2048MB 3072MB
2048MB 0MB 2048MB
2048MB 512MB 2560MB
2048MB 1024MB 3072MB
2048MB 2048MB 4096MB
4096MB 4096MB 8192MB
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Chapter 1 21
Hard Disk Drive Interface
Item Specifications
Vendor &
Model Name
Seagate
ST9250827AS
Seagate
ST9320320AS
ST9160310AS
Seagate
ST9500325AS
Toshiba
MK3252GSX
MK2552GSX
MK1652GSX
WD
WD5000BEVT
WD3200BEVT
WD2500BEVT
WD1600BEVT
Capacity
(MB)
250 320, 160 500 320, 250, 160 500, 320, 250,
160
Bytes per
sector
512 512 512 512 512
Data heads 4 4, 2 4 4, 4, 2 4, 3, 2, 2
Drive Format
Disks 2 2 or 1, 1 2 2, 2, 1 2, 2, 1, 1
Spindlespeed
(RPM)
5400 5400 5400 5400 5400
Performance Specifications
Buffer size 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB
Interface SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA
Internal
transfer rate
(Mbits/sec,
max)
778 352 1,175 400 ~ 794
typical
106 Mbits/s
maximum
I/O data
transfer rate
(Mbytes/sec
max)
300 150 300 300 300 maximum
DC Power Requirements
Voltage 5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5%
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Super-Multi Combo Module
Item Specification
Vendor & model name Philips DS-8A2S, Toshiba Digi/TS-L633A
Performance Specification With CD Diskette With DVD Diskette
Transfer rate (MB/sec) Sustained:
Max 3.5 Mbytes/sec
Sustained:
Max 10 Mbytes/sec
Buffer Memory 2MB
Interface SATA
Applicable disc format Applicable media types:
Writing:
Confirms to DVD+R Version 1.2 and DVD+RW Version 1.3 / DVD+R DL
Version 1.0 /DVD-R Version 2.0 / DVD-RW Version 1.2 / DVD-R DL Version
3.0.
Reading:
DVD single/dual layer (PTP, OTP), DVD-R single/dual layer
DVD+R single/double layer
DVD-RW
DVD+RW
CD-DA
CD-ROM
CD-ROM/XA
Photo-CD, Multi-session, Video CD
CD-I FMV, CD Extra, CD Plus, CD-R, and CD-RW
Loading mechanism Drawer (Solenoid Open)
Tact SW (Open)
Emergency Release (draw open hole)
Power Requirement
Input Voltage DC 5 V +/- 5%
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Super-Multi Combo Module (continued)
Item Specification
Vendor & model name HLDS GT10N Sony AD7580S
Performance
Specification
With CD Diskette With DVD Diskette With CD Diskette With DVD Diskette
Transfer rate (MB/sec) Sustained:
3,600 KB/s (24x) max.
Sustained:
11.08 Mbytes/s (8x)
max.
Sustained:
1,571 (typical)
Sustained:
10,993 (typical)
Buffer Memory 2 MB
Interface SATA
Applicable disc formats • DVD-ROM:
• 4.7GB (Single Layer)
• 8.5GB (Dual Layer)
• DVD-R:
• 3.95GB (Ver. 1.0: read only)
• 4.7GB (Ver. 2.0 for Authoring: read
only)
• 4.7GB (Ver. 2.1 for General: read &
write)
• (DL) 8.5GB (Ver. 3.0)
• DVD-RW:
• 4.7GB (Ver. 1.2/ Rev 1.0, 2.0, 3.0)
• DVD-RAM: 1.46GB/side, 4.7GB/side (Ver.
2.2)
• DVD+R: 4.7GB (Ver. 1.3)
• (DL) 8.5GB (Ver. 1.1)
• DVD+RW:
• 4.7GB (Vol.1 Ver.1.3)
• CD-ROM Mode-1 data disc
• CD-ROM Mode-2 data disc
• CD-ROM XA, CD-I, Photo-CD Multi-
Session, Video CD
• CD-Audio Disc
• Mixed mode CD-ROM disc (data and
audio)
• CD-Extra
• CD-Text
• CD-R (Conforming to “Orange Book Part
2”: read & write)
• CD-RW (Conforming to “Orange Book Part
3”: read & write)
DVD Read:
DVD-ROM (DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18),
DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD (Hybrid),
UDF DVD, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-R 3.95 GB,
DVD-R Authoring, DVD-R Multi-Border,
DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+R Multi-
Session, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM V1.0, DVDRAM
V2.0 & 2.1 &2.2.
CD Read:
CD-DA, CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM/XA Mode-2
Form-1 and Mode-2 Form-2, CD-i, CD-i
Bridge, Video-CD (MPEG-1), Karaoke CD, Photo-
CD, Enhanced CD, CD Plus, CD Extra, itrax
CD, CD-Text, UDF CD, CD-R, and CD-RW
DVD Write:
DVD Data & Video
CD Read:
CD-DA, CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM/XA Mode-2
Form-1 and Mode-2 Form-2, CD-i, Video-
CD, CD-Text
Loading mechanism Drawer (Solenoid Open)
Tact SW (Open)
Emergency Release (draw open hole)
Power Requirement
Input Voltage DC 5 V +/- 5%
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Blueray Combo Drive
Item Specification
Manufacturer and Model Sony NEC Optiarc BC-5500S-AR
Type Drawer loading
Interface SATA
Data Transfer Modes • PIO mode
• DMA
• Ultra DMA33
Buffer Memory Size 4.5 MB
Maximum Write Speed 11 Mbytes/sec
Maximum Read Speed 9 Mbytes/sec
Formats Supported Read
• BD-Video (12cm, Single and Dual Layer), BD-ROM (12cm, Single
and Dual Layer)
• DVD-Video (8cm/12cm, Single and Dual Layer), DVD-ROM (8cm/
12cm, Single and Dual Layer), Multi-Boarder, Multi-Session
CD Write
• CD-R Media (48x/40x/32x/24x/16x/8x) Mitsubishi (Verbatim), Taiyo-
Yuden, Mitsui, Ricoh, Fuji film, Sony, Hitachi Maxell, Memorex,
RITEK, CMC, P.V.C, JVC, SKC, ACER, Prime Disc, TDK
• CD-RW Media (10x/4x) Ricoh, Mitsubishi (Verbatim), ACER,
OPTROM, Memorex, P.V.C, RITEK, CMC, LEADDATA, GigaStorage,
Prodisc, Fornex, Samsung, Philips
DVD Write
• DVD+R Media (16x/8x/4x/2.4x) Taiyo-Yuden, Mitsubishi (Verbatim),
Ricoh, TDK
• DVD+R Double Layer Media (8x/2.4x) Mitsubishi (Verbatim)
• DVD+RW Media (8x/4x/2.4x) Mitsubishi (Verbatim), Ricoh, TDK
• DVD-R Media (16x/8x/4x/2x) Mitsubishi (Verbatim), TDK, Taiyo-
Yuden, PVC, Fuji Film, Ritek
• DVD-R DL Media (8x/4x) Mitsubishi (Verbatim)
• DVD-RW Media (6x/4x/2x/1x) JVC, PVC, Mitsubishi (Verbatim), TDK
• DVD-RAM Ver2.2 Media (5x/3x/2x) Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell
Power Supply +5V (DC)
Voltage Allowance +5V (DC) ±5%
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LCD 14”
Item Specification
Vendor/model name • Samsung LTN140AT01-G01
• AUO B140XW01
• LG LP140WH1
• CMO N140B6 - L02
Screen Diagonal (mm) 355.6 (14.0”)
Display Area (mm) 309.399(H) X 173.952(V)
Display resolution (pixels) 1366 x 768
Pixel Pitch 0.2265(H) x 0.2265(V)
Display Mode Normally white
Typical White Luminance (cd/m2
)
(also called Brightness)
220 (typ.)
Contrast Ratio (typical) 500
Response Time (Optical Rise
Time/Fall Time) msec
8 (typ.)
Input Voltage 3.3V ±0.3V
Typical Power Consumption
(watt)
5W (max.)
Weight 375g (max.)
Physical Size (mm) 324.0(H) x 192.5(V) x 5.2(D)
Electrical Interface LVDS
Support Color 262,144
Viewing Angle (degree) Min. Typ.
Horizontal
CR => 10
40 45
40 45
Vertical 10 15
25 30
Temperature Range (°C)
Operating
Storage (shipping)
0 to 50°C
-20 to 60°C
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VGA Graphic Controller
Keyboard
Media Card Reader
Audio Interface
LAN
CIR
Bluetooth
Item Specification
Type NB10MGE1-512MB-DDR3
Features •
Power
Package
Item Specification
Keyboard Controller ENE KB926
Total number of keypads 88-/89-/93-key
Windows logo key Yes
Internal & external keyboard work
simultaneously
Yes
Item Specification
Type JMICRON JMB385
Features 6-in-1 Card Reader
Item Specification
Audio Controller REALTEK ALC888S-VC
Audio onboard or
option
Onboard
Mono or Stereo Stereo
Internal Microphone AC-coupled input,100mVP-P maximum
Internal speaker/
Quantity
2 * 4 Ohm 2W Main Speakers
Item Specification
Type ATHEROS AR8121 for GIGA LAN
Features 10/100/1000 MHz
Item Specification
Type
Features •
Power
Package
Item Specification
Type
Features •
Power
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Finger Print Reader
WLAN
Battery
Item Specification
Type AES1610
Power
Package
Item Specification
Chipset •
Protocol
Interface
Antenna
Item Specifications (3S2P)
Vendor & model name • SONY AS-2007A
• Panasonic AS-2007A
• Simplo AS-2007A
• Sanyo AS-2007A
Battery Type Li-ion
Pack capacity 4400 mAh
Number of battery cell 6
Package configuration 3S2P
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Chapter 2 29
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 when 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 and speed 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.
ATAPI Model Name This field displays the model name of the installed ODD drive.
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).
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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 3017 MB.
N/A
Video Memory This field reports the video Memory size. N/A
Quick Boot Enables the boot sequence to skip some processes to
boot up more quickly.
Option: Enabled or Disabled
Network Boot Enables, disables the system boot from LAN (remote
server).
Option: Enabled or Disabled
F12 Boot Menu Enables or disables the Press <F12> to display boot
menu message during startup.
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
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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 hard disk password. Clear, Set, or
Frozen
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.
N/A
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.
N/A
Set Hdd Password Press Enter to set the Hdd password. When Hdd
password is set, this password protects the Hdd from
unauthorized access.
N/A
Power on password Defines whether a password is required or not while
the system powers on.
Disabled or
Enabled
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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.
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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.
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Power
The Power screen allows the user to configure CPU and power management options.
The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
Parameter Description Submenu Items
Advanced CPU
Control
Enter the Advanced CPU Control menu. • P-States (IST)
• Boot performance mode
• Thermal Mode
• CMP Support
• Use XD capability
• VT Support
• SMRR Support
• C-States
• Enhanced C-States
• C-State Pop Up Mode
• C-State Pop Down Mode
• C4 Exit Timing Mode
• DeepC4
• Hard C4E
• Enable C6
• EMTTM
• Bi-directional PROCHOT#
• Dynamic FSB Switching
• Turbo Mode
• ACPI 3.0 T-States
• DTS
• DTS Calibration
• Thermal Trip Points Setting (Fan
On Temp., Throttle On Temp.)
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Platform Power
Management
Enter the Platform Power Management
menu.
• PCI Clock Run
Break Event Enter the Break Event menu. • Storage Break Event
• PCIE Break Event
• PCI Break Event
• EHCI Break Event
• UHCI Break Event
• HDA Break Event
ACPI S3 Enable or Disable ACPI S1/S3 Sleep State. N/A
Wake on PME Enable or Disable wake up when the
system power is off and a PCI Power
Management Enable wake up event occurs.
N/A
Wake on Modem
Ring
Enable or Disable wake up when the
system power is off and a modem attached
to the serial port is ringing.
N/A
Quickly S4
Resume
Disable or Enable optional quick boot from
S4 Resume.
N/A
Auto wake on S5 Disable or Enable auto wake up by date
and time or at a fixed time everyday.
N/A
Parameter Description Submenu Items
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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.
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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.
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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 Phlash 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.
Fellow 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. Press F2 during boot to enter the Setup Menu.
2. Select Boot Menu to modify the boot priority order, for example, if using USB HDD to Update BIOS, move
USB HDD to position 1.
3. Execute the FLASH.BAT batch file to update BIOS.
The flash process begins as shown.
4. In flash BIOS, the message Please do not remove AC Power Source displays.
NOTE: If the AC power is not connected, the following message displays.
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Plug in the AC power to continue.
5. Flash is complete when the message Flash programming complete displays.

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