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User reviews and opinions
|petere||3:02pm on Thursday, October 7th, 2010|
|amazing this laptop is amazing, im no expert at laptops but this is really easy to use and as has a nice curve to the keyboard:) i would recommend|
|tb1||2:29pm on Monday, August 23rd, 2010|
|Acer Extensa 5630 15. ASUS Products X80H585Le-sl, a frequency of 2.16GHz up to Intel Core2 Duo (Merom) T5850 Core 2 Duo processor.|
|amsterdamus||1:16am on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010|
|It was mentioned by another reviewer but I wanted to reiterate that the documentation is spartan at best.|
|Christian0815||11:40pm on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010|
|Acer Extensa 5630-4666 is a 15.4-Inch Laptop.It has 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor , 3 GB RAM.|
|JBRoth||12:54pm on Sunday, May 30th, 2010|
|bad DVD drive This laptop has a really, really bad DVD drive. When I received it yesterday, I followed the instruction to burn recovery disks (BTW.|
|objorkum||8:49pm on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010|
|Brand Name: Acer Product Line: Extensa Product Series: 5630 Product Name: Extensa 5630 Notebook Product Type: Notebook Processor & Chipset Processor M...|
|athenux||11:53am on Monday, April 19th, 2010|
|Good configuration, Nice webcam compared to HP Getting heated up soon Even with some of its minor short comings, its a great laptop and I have no regrets getting one.|
|leong||2:58pm on Monday, March 22nd, 2010|
|I have found the Acer Extensa 5630Z Laptop to be quite a nice laptop. I think that it has a nice design and is powerful enough for everyday use.|
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Extensa 5630Z/5230 Series
Copyright 2008. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Extensa 5630Z/5230 Series Quick Guide Original Issue: 07/2008
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Extensa 5630Z/5230 Series Notebook PC
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CE Declaration of Conformity
We, Acer Incorporated 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih, Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan Contact person: Mr. Easy Lai Tel: 886-2-8691-3089, Fax: 886-2-8691-3120 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hereby declare that: Product: Notebook Computer Model number: MS2231 Trade name: Acer Machine type: Extensa 5630Z/5230
SKU number: Extensa 5630Z/5230-xxxxx ("x" = 0-9, a - z, or A - Z) Is compliant with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the following EC directives, and that all the necessary steps have been taken and are in force to assure that production units of the same product will continue comply with the requirements. EMC Directive 2004/108/EC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standards: -. EN55022: 2006, AS/NZS CISPR22: 2006, Class B -. EN55024: 1998 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2003 -. EN55013: 2001 + A1: 2003 + A2:2006 (Applicable to product built with TV tuner module) -. EN55020:2007 (Applicable to product built with TV tuner module) -. EN61000-3-2: 2006, Class D -. EN61000-3-3: 1995 + A1: 2001+A2: 2005 Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standard: -. EN60950-1: 2001 + A11: 2004 -. EN60065: 2002 + A1: 2006 (Applicable to product built with TV tuner module) Council Decision 98/482/EC (CTR21) for pan- European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment. R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standards:
Article 3.1(a) Health and Safety -.EN60950-1:2001 + A11:2004 -.EN50371:2002 Article 3.1(b) EMC -.EN301 489-1 V1.6.1 -.EN301 489-3 V1.4.1 (Applicable to non-bluetooth wireless keyboard mouse set) -.EN301 489-17 V1.2.1
Article 3.2 Spectrum Usages -.EN300 440-2 V1.1.2 (Applicable to non-bluetooth wireless keyboard mouse set) -.ENV1.7.1 -. ENV1.4.1 (Applicable to 5GHz high performance RLAN). CE marking affixed starting from 2008
4 Aug 2008 Easy Lai / Manager Regulation Center, Acer Inc. Date
Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. The following local manufacturer/importer is responsible for this declaration: Product name: Brand name Model number: Machine type: SKU number: Name of responsible party: Address of responsible party: Contact person: Tel: Fax: Notebook PC Acer MS2231 Extensa 5630Z/5230 Extensa 5630Z/5230-xxxxx ("x" = 0 - 9, a - z, or A - Z) Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95110 USA Acer Representative 1-254-298-4000 1-254-298-4147
First things first
We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs.
To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides*: First off, the Just for Starters.helps you get started with setting up your computer. For more on how your computer can help you to be more productive, please refer to the AcerSystem User Guide. This guide contains detailed information on such subjects as system utilities, data recovery, expansion options and troubleshooting. In addition it contains warranty information and the general regulations and safety notices for your notebook. It is available in Portable Document Format (PDF) and comes preloaded on your notebook. Information for your safety and comfort.
Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Reader. If Adobe Reader is not installed on your computer, clicking on AcerSystem User Guide will run the Adobe Reader setup program first. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. For instructions on how to use Adobe Reader, access the Help and Support menu. Please understand that due to its nature, the Quick Guide as well as the Application Manual will occasionally refer to functions or features which are only contained in certain models of the series, but not necessarily in the model you purchased. Such instances are marked in the text with language such as "only for certain models".
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Your Acer notebook tour
After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters. poster, let us show you around your new Acer notebook.
# Item Acer Crystal Eye Microphone Display screen Speakers Empowering key Productivity keys Description Web camera for video communication (only for certain models). Internal microphone for sound recording. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output. Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. Launch Acer Empowering Technology Three productivity keys give users one-touch access to protection and manageability features for a more secure, smarter and easier way to work. Please refer to "Generic User Guide" for more details.
Easy-launch buttons Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Please refer to "Generic User Guide" for more details. Palmrest Touchpad Click buttons (left, and right) Status indicators Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. Please refer to "Generic User Guide" for more details. For entering data into your computer. Turns the computer on and off.
Keyboard Power button
Closed front view
Item Latch 5-in-1 card reader
Description Locks and releases the lid. Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro (MS PRO), and xDPicture Card. Note: Only one card can operate at any given time.
Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman, mp3 player) Accepts inputs from external microphones. Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones). Enable/disable the Bluetooth function (only for certain models). Enable/disable the wireless function (only for certain models).
Microphone jack Headphones/ speaker/line-out jack. Bluetooth communication switch Wireless communication switch
Item Kensington lock slot External display (VGA) port Ethernet (RJ-45) port Two USB 2.0 ports ExpressCard/54 slot PC Card slot PC Card slot eject button
Description Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network. Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Accepts one ExpressCard/54 module. Accepts one Type II PC Card. Ejects the PC Card from the slot.
Item Optical drive Optical disk access indicator Optical drive eject button Emergency eject hole
Description Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs. Lights up when the optical drive is active. Ejects the optical disk from the drive. Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. Note: Insert a paper clip to the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is off.
Item USB 2.0 port Modem (RJ-11) port DC-in jack
Description Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Connects to a phone line. Connects to an AC adapter.
Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use.
Memory compartment Houses the computer's main memory. Battery lock Locks the battery in position.
Battery release latch
Releases the battery to remove the battery pack. Houses the computer's battery pack.
Hard disk bay
Houses the computers hard disk (secured with screws) Protects the hard disk drive from shocks and bumps. Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan.
Acer DASP (Disk AntiShock Protection) Ventilation slots and cooling fan
Operating system Platform System memory Windows Vista Intel Celeron processor Mobile Intel GL40 Express Chipset Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM support Up to 2 GB of DDRMHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules* 15.4" WXGA 1280 x 800 Mobile Intel GL40 Express Chipset 2.5" hard disk drive Optical drive options: DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive* DVD/CD-RW combo drive* 5-in-1 card reader Two built-in Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers High-definition audio support MS-Sound compatible Built-in microphone Acer Video Conference, featuring: Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam* Optional Acer Xpress VoIP phone WLAN: Acer InviLink 802.11b/g WPAN: Bluetooth 2.0+EDR LAN: Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready Modem: 56K ITU V.92 Enhanced Acer DASP (Disk Anti-Shock Protection) Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution* BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords Kensington lock slot 360 (W) x 267 (D) x 30.3/43 (H) mm (14.2 x 10.5 x 1.2/1.7 inches) 3.02 kg (6.64 Ibs)* 2.88 kg (6.34 Ibs)* ACPI 3.W 4800 mAh* 48.8W 4400 mAh* 3-pin 65 W AC adapter Energy Star 4.0 88-/89-key keyboard
Display Graphics Storage subsystem
Privacy control Power subsystem
I/O interface Environment ExpressCard/54 slot PC Card slot (Type II) 5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD) Three USB 2.0 ports External display (VGA) port Headphone/speaker/line-out jack Microphone-in jack Line-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port Modem (RJ-11) port DC-in jack for AC adapter 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:"*" "only for certain models".
Note: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.
5 C to 35 C -20 C to 65 C
20% to 80%
20% to 80% NOTE: "*" "Only for certain models" NOTE: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.
System Block Diagram
667/800 MHz 12,13
Cantiga/GL40 AGTL+ CPU I/F
DDR Memory I/F INTEGRATED GRAHPICS LVDS, CRT I/F
X4 DMI 400MHz
C-Link0 MS/MS Pro/xD /MMC/SD
5 in 1
6 PCIe ports PCI/PCI BRIDGE ACPI 2.S ATA 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports ETHERNET (10/100 /1000MbE) High Definition Audio LPC I/F Serial Peripheral I/F Matrix Storage Technology(DO) Active Managemnet Technology(DO)
PCMCIA SLOT 37
PWR SW TPS2231 35
Line Out (No-SPDIF)
MODEM MDC Card
28 HDD SATA 26 ODD SATA 25
Mini USB Blue Tooth 27 Finger Printer 57
DEBUG 43 CONN.
USB 3 Port
Launch Buttom 14
Touch Pad 42
INT. KB 42
Your Acer Notebook tour
After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new computer.
Acer Crystal Eye Microphone Display screen Speakers Empowering key Productivity keys
Web camera for video communication (only for certain models). Internal microphone for sound recording. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output. Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. Launch Acer Empowering Technology Three productivity keys give users one-touch access to protection and manageability features for a more secure, smarter and easier way to work.
Easy-launch buttons Palmrest Touchpad Click buttons (left, center* and right)
Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. *The center button serves as Acer BioProtect fingerprint reader supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function (manufacturing option). Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. For entering data into your computer. Turns the computer on and off.
Special Key (only for certain models)
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. 2. Open a text editor or word processor. Either press < > at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or 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. Please refer to www.microsoft.com/ typography/faq/faq12.htm for more information.
The US dollar sign
1. 2. Open a text editor or word processor. Either press < > at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Shift> and then press the <4> key at the upper-center of the keyboard. NOTE: This function varies according to the language settings.
The Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer system. Activated by pressing the Empowering Key, it provides access to the following utilities: NOTE: The following content is for general reference only. Actual product specifications may vary.
Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and encryption (only for certain models). Acer ePower Management optimizes battery usage via customizable power plans. Acer eRecovery Management backs up and recovers data flexibly, reliably and completely. Acer eSettings Management accesses system information and adjusts settings easily.
For more information, right-click on the Empowering Technology toolbar, then select Help. For help with a particular utility, launch the utility and click the icon at the bottom of the active window.
Launching Acer Empowering Technology
To launch Acer Empowering Technology:
1. 2. Press the Empowering Key to display the Acer Empowering Technology toolbar on the desktop. To hide the toolbar, press the Empowering Key again or click the hide button on the toolbar.
You may also launch Acer Empowering Technology by running the program from the Acer Empowering Technology program group in the Start menu, or by double-clicking the desktop shortcut. icon if you have created a
To launch Acer Empowering Technology applications:
1. 2. On the Acer Empowering Technology toolbar, click the icon that corresponds to the application you want to launch. When you mouse over an application icon, a quick menu appears below the toolbar. The quick menu allows you to perform certain tasks simply and quickly.
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:
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. 2. 3. Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each display from the task bar. Drag and drop each window into the appropriate grid. 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.
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Intel Core2 Duo Mobile Processor P7350; Intel Celeron Dual-Core T1600; Intel Celeron M 575 (for Extensa 5230) Intel Pentium dual-core processor T3200/T3400 (for Extensa 5630Z) Intel Celeron Dual-Core processor T1600; Intel Celeron M 575 (for TravelMate 5330) Mobile Intel Gl40 Express Chipset+ICH9M Socket P (478-pin Micro FCPGA) 1.0375V to 1.3V 0.762V to 1.3V for Intel Celeron Dual-Core T1600
Core logic CPU package CPU core voltage
Processor # CPU Speed Cores Bus Speed Mfg Tech Cache Size Package Acer PN
KC.73501.DPP KC.32001.DTP KC.34001.DTP KC.16001.CMT KC.N0001.575
P7350 T3200 T3400 T1600 575
2.0GHz 2.0GHz 2.16GHz 1.66GHz 2.0GHz
1066MHz 667MHz 533MHz 667MHz 667MHz
45nm 65nm 65nm 65nm 65nM
3MB 1MB 1MB 1MB 1MB
socket P socket P socket P socket P socket P
Note: The front side bus speed for T3400 is not confirm. Please check hardware properity on MP unit for more details. CPU Fan True Value Table
DTS(degree C) Fan Speed (rpm) Acoustic Level (dBA)
45-50 55-66 68-74 78-83 86-91
0-3000 0-3300 3300-3800 3800-4100 4100-4800
Throttling 50%: On= 99 C; OFF=93 C OS shut down at 105 C; H/W shot down at 110 .C BIOS
BIOS vendor BIOS Version System Memory
Memory controller Memory size
Built-in 0MB (no on-board memory)
DIMM socket number Supports memory size per socket Supports maximum memory size Supports DIMM type Supports DIMM Speed Supports DIMM voltage Supports DIMM package Memory module combinations
2 sockets 2048MB 4G for 64bit OS (with two 2GB SODIMM) DDR 2 Synchronous DRAM 667 MHz 1.8V and 0.9V 200-pin soDIMM You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they match the above specifications.
Slot 1 Slot 2 Total Memory
0MB 0MB 0MB 0MB 256MB 256MB 256MB 256MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 1024MB 1024MB 1024MB 1024MB 1024MB 2048MB 2048MB 2048MB 2048MB 2048MB
256MB 512MB 1024MB 2048MB 256MB 512MB 1024MB 2048MB 256MB 512MB 1024MB 2048MB 0MB 256MB 512MB 1024MB 2048MB 0MB 256MB 512MB 1024MB 2048MB
256MB 512MB 1024MB 2048MB 512MB 768MB 1280MB 2304MB 768MB 1024MB 1536MB 2560MB 1024MB 1280MB 1536MB 2048MB 3072MB 2048MB 2304MB 2560MB 3072MB 4096MB
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.
LAN Chipset Supports LAN protocol LAN connector type LAN connector location Chapter 1
Broadcom BCM5764/Broadcom BCM5765 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45 Left side 33
Integrated 10/100 BASE-T transceiver Wake on LAN support compliant with ACPI 2.0 PCI v2.2
Chipset Data throughput Protocol Interface Connector type Wireless Module 802.11b/g
Power Requirement Input Voltage
Audio Controller Audio onboard or optional Mono or Stereo Resolution Compatibility Sampling rate Internal microphone Internal speaker / Quantity
Realtek ALC883 Azalia and Amplifier Maxim MAX9710 & MAX4411 Built-in Stereo 18 bit stereo full duplex HD audio Interface; S/PDIF output for PCM or AC-3 content 1Hz resolution VSR (Variable Sampling Rate) Yes Yes/2 (1.5W speakers)
Chipset Memory size
Mobile Intel Gl40 Express Chipset 512M GDDR3/
Chipset USB Compliancy Level OHCI Number of USB port Location Serial port function control
ICH9M 2.0 USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 Host controller 3 Two on the right side/one on the front Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup
System Board Major Chips
Core logic VGA USB 2.0 Super I/O controller MODEM 36
Mobile Intel GL40 + ICH9M Express Chipset built-in Mobile Intel GL40 Intel ICH9M N/A (these models do not have super I/O function) Intel ICH9M Chapter 1
Bluetooth Wireless 802.11 b+g PCMCIA/ 5 in 1 Card Reader Audio Codec LAN Keyboard
Intel ICH9M Intel ICH9M OZ711MZ Audio Azalia(ALC268) BCM5764M
Keyboard controller Total number of keypads Windows logo key Internal & external keyboard work simultaneously Battery
Winbond WPC775 84-/85-key Yes Plug USB keyboard to the USB port directly: Yes
Vendor Battery Type Pack capacity Number of battery cell Package configuration
Panasonic/Sanyo/Sony/Simplo Li-ion 6Cell 4400 MAH/8Cell 4800 MAH 6/cells in series, 2 series in parallel 4 cells in series, 2 series in parallel
LCD 15.4 inch
Vendor & model name Screen Diagonal (mm) Display resolution (pixels) Pixel Pitch Pixel Arrangement Display Mode Typical White Luminance (NIT) also called Brightness Luminance Uniformity Contrast Ratio Response Time msec Nominal Input Voltage VDD Viewing Angle (degree) Horizontal: Right/Left Vertical: Upper/Lower
CMO/AUO/LG 15.4 inches 1280 x 800 WXGA 0.204 x 0.204 R.G.B. Vertical Stripe Normally White 220 1.25 max. 400 typical 8 +3.3V 45/45 15/35
Temperature Range( C) Operating Storage (shipping) AC Adaptor
NOTE: Please refer to Remove HDD/BIOS Password section if you need to know how to remove HDD/BIOS Password.
Parameter Supervisor Password Is User Password Is HDD Password Is Set Supervisor Password
Description Shows the setting of the Supervisor password Shows the setting of the user password. Shows the setting of the hard disk 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. 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. Enter HDD 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.
Clear or Set Clear or Set Clear or Set
Set User Password
Set HDD Password Password on Boot
Disabled or Enabled
NOTE: When you are prompted to enter a password, you have three tries before the system halts. Dont forget your password. If you forget your password, you may have to return your notebook computer to your dealer to reset it.
Setting a Password
Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password: 1. Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears:
Type a password in the Enter New Password field. The password length can not exceeds 8 alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, not case sensitive). 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. 4. 5. Press e. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to Set. If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter. When you are done, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
Removing a Password
Follow these steps: 1. Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Password box appears:
2. 3. 4.
Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e. Press e twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields. The computer then sets the Supervisor Password parameter to Clear. When you have changed the settings, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
Remove HDD/BIOS Utility
This section provide you with removing HDD/BIOS method: Remove HDD Password:
If you key in wrong HDD password for three time, HDD password error code would display on the screen. See the image below.
If you need to solve HDD password locked problem, you can run HDD_PW.EXE
1. Key in hdd_pw 2. Select 2 3. Choose one upper-case string
Reboot system and key in 0KJFN42 or UVEIQ96 to HDD user password.
Remove BIOS Password:
If you key in wrong Supervisor Password for three time, System Disabled would display on the screen. See the image below.
If you need to solve BIOS password locked problem, you can run BIOS_PW.EXE
1. Key in bios_pw 2. Choose one upper-case string
Reboot the system and key in qjjg9vy or 07yqmjd to BIOS user password.
This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for maintenance and troubleshooting.
To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools:
Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge Flat screwdriver Philips screwdriver Hex 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.
Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following: 1. 2. Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals. Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system.
Place the system on a flat, stable surface. Remove the battery pack.
The disassembly process is divided into the following stages:
External module 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 main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order. Main Screw List
18. Remove the left and right speaker modules from the upper case.
Removing the Launch Board
10. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69. 11. See Removing the Heatsink Fan Module on page 70. 12. See Removing the CPU and VGA Heatsink Module on page 71. 13. See Removing the CPU on page 72. 14. See Removing the VGA Board (Discrete Model only) on page 73. 15. See Removing the LCD Module on page 74. 16. See Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case on page 76.
17. Remove the one screw (1 x A) securing the launch board module.
18. Remove the launch board module from the upper case.
Removing the Fingerprint and Touchpad Module
10. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69. 11. See Removing the Heatsink Fan Module on page 70. 12. See Removing the CPU and VGA Heatsink Module on page 71. 13. See Removing the CPU on page 72. 86 Chapter 3
14. See Removing the VGA Board (Discrete Model only) on page 73. 15. See Removing the LCD Module on page 74. 16. See Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case on page 76. 17. Disconnect the touchpad cable from the touchpad board.
18. Disconnect the fingerprint cable from the fingerprint board.
19. Remove the three screws (2 x F, 1 x A) securing the bracket to the upper case.
Step 1~2 3
Size (Quantity) M2 x L3 (2) M2 x L3 (2) Silver Silver
Torque 1.6 kgf-cm 1.6 kgf-cm
20. Remove the touchpad bracket.
21. Remove the fingerprint board module.
22. Carefully pry loose and remove the touch pad board.
WARNING:The touchpad board is glued to the upper case, only remove the touchpad board if it is defective.
Removing the Modem Board
1. 2. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 54. See Removing the SD dummy card on page 55.
3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
See Removing the PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 56. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 57. See Removing the DIMM on page 58. See Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 59. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 61. See Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 62. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 66.
10. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69. 11. See Removing the Heatsink Fan Module on page 70. 12. See Removing the CPU and VGA Heatsink Module on page 71. 13. See Removing the CPU on page 72. 14. See Removing the VGA Board (Discrete Model only) on page 73. 15. See Removing the LCD Module on page 74. 16. See Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case on page 76. 17. Remove the two screws (B) securing the modem card.
Removing the LCD module with the Brackets
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 54. See Removing the SD dummy card on page 55. See Removing the PC and ExpressCard dummy cards on page 56. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 57. See Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 59. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 66. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69. See Removing the LCD Module on page 74. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 92.
10. Disconnect the cable from the web camera.
11. Remove the eight screws (6 x G, 2 x B) securing the LCD module.
Step 1~6 7~8
Size (Quantity) M2.5 x L6 (6) M2 x L4 (2) Black Silver
Torque 2.5 kgf-cm 1.6 kgf-cm
12. Remove the LCD with the brackets from the back cover.
Removing the FPC Cable
10. See Removing the LCD module with the Brackets on page 94. 11. Disconnect the cables from the inverter board.
12. Detach any adhesive tapes and any cable that is glued to the LCD panel.
13. Disconnect the FPC cable from the LCD panel.
Removing the LCD Brackets
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 54. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 57. See Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 59. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 66. See Removing the LCD Module on page 74. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 92. See Removing the LCD module with the Brackets on page 94. See Removing the FPC Cable on page 95.
10. Remove the four screws (4 x B) securing the left and right LCD brackets to remove the brackets.
Size (Quantity) M2 x L4 (4) Silver
Removing the Antennas
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 54. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 57. See Removing the WLAN Board Modules on page 59. See Removing the Keyboard on page 69. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 66. See Removing the LCD Module on page 74. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 92. See Removing the LCD module with the Brackets on page 94. Release the antenna cables from the aluminium tapes.
10. Remove the tapes together holding the antenna in place.
NOTE: There is no need to remove the antenna unless you really need to replace it.
Removing the Web Camera
If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the System board. If the error still remains:
Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check
Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested. If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected character appears, make sure that the flexible cable extending from the keyboard is correctly seated in the connector on the system board. If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test. If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU: 1. 2. 3. Reconnect the keyboard cables. Replace the keyboard. Replace the main board.
The following auxiliary input devices are supported by this computer:
If any of these devices do not work, reconnect the cable connector and repeat the failing operation.
Memory errors might stop system operations, show error messages on the screen, or hang the system. 1. 2. 3. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostic program (please refer to main board. Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items. Press F2 in the test items.
4. Follow the instructions in the message window. NOTE: Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. A loose connection can cause an error.
Power System Check
To verify the symptom of the problem, power on the computer using each of the following power sources: 1. 2. 3. Remove the battery pack. Connect the power adapter and check that power is supplied. Disconnect the power adapter and install the charged battery pack; then check that power is supplied by the battery pack. Check the Power Adapter on page 104 Check the Battery Pack on page 105
If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate power supply check in the following list:
Check the Power Adapter
Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power adapter cable. See the following figure
Pin 1: +19 to +20.5V Pin 2: 0V, Ground
If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adapter. If the voltage is within the range, do the following:
Replace the System board. If the problem is not corrected, see Undetermined Problems on page 120.
If the voltage is not correct, go to the next step. NOTE: An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate a defect.
If the power-on indicator does not light up, check the power cord of the power adapter for correct continuity and installation. If the operational charge does not work, see Check the Battery Pack on page 105.
Jumper and Connector Locations
Top and Bottom View
NOTE: No.8, 10,12, 21, 33 are not available on these models
Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery
This section provide you the standard operating procedures of clearing password and BIOS recovery for TravelMate 5730 Series. TravelMate 5730 Series provide one Hardware Open Gap on main board for clearing password check, and one Hotkey for enabling BIOS Recovery.
Clearing Password Check
Hardware Open Gap Description
Hardware Gap Default Setting Open (Normal) Operation Description Short (Clearing Password Check)
HW Gap position on M/B space:
Gap name in TravelMate 5730 Series is G77
Steps for Clearing BIOS Password Check
If users set BIOS Password (Supervisor Password and/or User Password) for a security reason, BIOS will ask the password during systems POST or when systems enter to BIOS Setup menu. However, once it is necessary to bypass the password check, users need to short the HW Gap to clear the password by the following steps: Power Off a system, and remove HDD, AC and Battery from the machine. Open the back cover of the machine, and find out the HW Gap on M/B as picture. Use an electric conductivity tool to short the two points of the HW Gap. Plug in AC, keep the short condition on the HW Gap, and press Power Button to power on the system till BIOS POST finish. Then remove the tool from the HW Gap. Restart system. Press F2 key to enter BIOS Setup menu.
If there is no Password request, BIOS Password is cleared. Otherwise, please follow the steps and try again. NOTE: The steps are only for clearing BIOS Password (Supervisor Password and User Password).
BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk
BIOS Recovery Boot Block:
BIOS Recovery Boot Block is a special block of BIOS. It is used to boot up the system with minimum BIOS initialization. Users can enable this feature to restore the BIOS firmware to a successful one once the previous BIOS flashing process failed.
BIOS Recovery Hotkey:
The system provides a function hotkey: Fn+Esc, for enable BIOS Recovery process when system is powered on during BIOS POST. To use this function, it is strongly recommended to have the AC adapter and Battery present. If this function is enabled, the system will force the BIOS to enter a special BIOS block, called Boot Block.
Steps for BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk:
Before doing this, one Crisis Disk should be prepared ready in hand. The Crisis Disk could be made by executing the Crisis Disk program in another system with Windows XP OS. Follow the steps below: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Power Off system. Insert the Crisis Disk to a USB floppy drive which is attached to the BIOS flash failed machine. In the power-off state, press Fn+Esc and hold them and then press Power Button. The system should be powered on with Crisis BIOS Recovery process. BIOS Boot Block starts to restore the BIOS code from the Crisis floppy disk to BIOS ROM on the failed machine. If the Crisis flashing process is finished, the system will restart.
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BT.21100.005 KI.SPM01.003 55.TKJ01.001 55.AQ301.002 TU.23100.015 55.AR501.005 FX.22500.022
Part Name and Description LAUNCH BOARD CABLE MEDIA BOARD CABLE TOUCHPAD BOARD CABLE USB BOARD CABLE BLUETOOTH BOARD CABLE AUDIO BOARD CABLE DC-IN CABLE 90W TV TUNER BOARD CABLE TOUCHPAD BUTTON BOARD CABLE DC-IN CABLE 65W LCD/CAMERA CABLE 15.4" WXGA POWER CORD 10A 125V US POWER CORD 10A 125V 3PIN US BK POWER CORD 2.5A 125V 8121- USA/ W CNS POWER CORD 220V 3PIN EUR POWER CABLE 16A 250V 3PIN EUR UK POWER CORD 3A 250V 3PIN UK POWER CORD 5A 250V 3PIN UK BK POWER CORD 10A 3PIN BK DENMARK POWER CORD 10A 250V 3PIN DENMARK BK POWER CORD 10A 250V 3PIN BK SOUTH AFRICA POWER CORD 16A 250V SOUTH AFRICA BK POWER CORD 10A 250V SWISS POWER CORD 10A 250V 3PIN SWISS BK POWER CORD 10A 250V 3PIN CHINA POWER CORD 10A 250V 3PIN CHINA BK POWER CORD 10A 250V 3PIN ITALY POWER CORD 10A 250V 3PIN ITALY BK POWER CORD 2.5A 250V SOUTH AFRICA BK (INDIA) POWER CORD 10A 250V SOUTH AFRICA BK (INDIA) POWER CORD 2.5A 250V AUSTRALIA POWER CORD ACA/ACNZ POWER CORD 7A 125V 2PIN JAPEN POWER CORD 7A 125V 2PIN JAPAN POWER CORD 7A 250V 2PIN KOREA POWER CORD 250V 10A 3PIN ISRAEL
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Part Name and Description MAINBOARD HOMA_2 INTEL GL40 ICH9 LF W/RTC BATTERY&MODEM&MODEM CABLE W/O FINGER PRINT
Acer Part No. MB.TRM01.001
MEMORY SODIMM 1GB DDRII667 HYNIX HYMP112S64CP6-Y5 LF SODIMM 1GB DDRII667 SAMSUNG M470T2864QZ3-CE6 SODIMM 1GB DDRII667 INFINEON HYS64T128021EDL-3S LF SODIMM 1GB DDRII667 NANYA NT1GT64U8HB0BN-3C LF (0.09U) SODIMM 2GB DDRII667 ELPIDA EBE21UE8ACUA-6E-E LF SODIMM 2GB DDRII667 HYNIX HYMP125S64CP8-Y5 LF SODIMM 2GB DDRII667 SAMSUNG M470T5663QZ3-CE6 LF SODIMM 2GB DDRII667 MICRON MT16HTF25664HY-667E1 LF SODIMM 512MB DDRII667 HYNIX HYMP164S64CP6-Y5 LF SODIMM 512MB DDRII667 NANYA NT512T64UH8B0FN-3C LF SODIMM 512MB DDRII667 SAMSUNG M470T6464QZ3-CE6 LF MISCELLANEOUS NAME PLATE AS5930 LOGO PLATE FOR LCD PANEL SCREW IMS M2X4(H=0.3) SCREW M2*L3 NYLOK CR 3+ SCREW M2-3 ISO M2.5X6(H=0.7~0.8MM) M2.5*L10 BLACK ZN SCREW MACH WAFER M3*L4 NI 86.00E13.524 86.00E25.723 86.9A522.3R0 86.00E12.536 86.00F84.73A 86.9A524.4R0 47.AR501.001 47.AR501.002 KN.1GB0G.012 KN.1GB0B.016 KN.1GB02.036 KN.1GB03.014 KN.2GB09.001 KN.2GB0G.004 KN.2GB0B.003 KN.2GB04.001 KN.5120G.024 KN.51203.032 KN.5120B.026
Model Definition and Configuration
Extensa 5230/5630Z and TravelMate 5330 Series
Please double click the icon bleow for model definition and configuration.
Test Compatible Components
This computers compatibility is tested and verified by Acers internal testing department. All of its system functions are tested under Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro environment. Refer to the following lists for components, adapter cards, and peripherals which have passed these tests. Regarding configuration, combination and test procedures, please refer to the TravelMate 5330/Exensa 5230/ 5630Z series Compatibility Test Report released by the Acer Mobile System Testing Department.
Microsoft Windows Vista Environment Test
Item CRT Port Test CRT Monitor LCD Monitor Projector USB Port Test USB Keyboard/Mouse Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro Dell USB Keyboard Logicool USB Mouse (OWCM-USB) Logitech USB Wheel Mouse Logitech First Wheel Mouse Dell by Logitech Dell Internet Navigator Keyboard Dell Smart Card Keyboard HP USB Optical Austin Mouse Belkin Miniglow Optical USB Mouse HP USB Optical Mouse (RB129AA) USB Speaker/Joystick USB Storage Drive Aiwa Multimedia Digital Speaker (SC-UC78) Panasonic USB Speaker EAB-MPC57USB Iomega USB Zip 250MB Transcend 80G HDD Plextor DVD+R/RW LG DVD+R/RW Sony DVD+R/RW USB Camera USB HUB and Others Intel Easy PC Camera (A20953-001) Orange Micro USB 2.0 Web Cam A TEN UH-204 IOGEAR 4-Port Hub Corega CG-WLUSBST11 USB Printer/Scanner USB Flash Drive HP 450WBT Deskjet Printer Sony Memory Key 128MB Sony Micro Vault Pro USD-5G IBM 128MB Memory Key IBM 512MB Memory Key Apacer Handy Drive Apacer The USB Flash Drive 256MB USB ODD Logitec CDRW+DVDROM combo LG DVD+R/RW Sony DVD+R/RW 1394 Camera Access Point 802.11a Access Point 802.11g Access Point 802.11n Bluetooth Device Sony DV-TRV10 Intel Pro/Wireless 5000 NetGear HE 102 D-Link Building Networks People WiFi Certified a/b/g Wireless 108AG Belkin N1MIMO Wireless Router High Performance wireless 802.11n Sony Ericsson Wireless Headset Sony Ericsson T610 X Bridge Bluetooth Access Point BT300 Acer 211c 21, ViewSonic G220F, ViewSonic PFAcer FPTFT LCD, Acer AL1521, Acer AL1721, ViewSonic VD201b, Westinghouse W37G, HP LP2065, HP S9500 Dell 3300MP Specification
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