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Acer Aspire 5720GAcer Aspire 5720-4230 - Pentium 1.6 GHz - 15.4″ - 1 GB Ram - 120 GB HDD

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 6.2 lbs, Lithium ion battery 3 hour(s), 14.4″ x 10.8″ x 1.7″

The Aspire 5720 is a clear example of Acer's Gemstone design philosophy and is the choice for consumers that are looking for state-of-the-art technology and multimedia features. The Aspire 5720 offers fantastic value for money, it will be the perfect companion for your everyday entertainment needs.
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Comments to date: 8. Page 1 of 1. Average Rating:
Antonio Rosa 7:22am on Monday, November 1st, 2010 
The notebook Acer Aspire 7730G-944G64MN Acer is from the consumer series, that is intended for individuals. Less (or +). This fantastic acer with a quality / price is subject to large. TECHNICAL The ram is 3096 mb that is to better understand well 3gb!
kamkho 10:16am on Friday, October 8th, 2010 
Acer At the time of purchase, a great buy. There will always be offers making the choice of what to buy different whenever you look. The good the bad and the reason for 4 stars The laptop was purchased from Avides media in Germany and arrived in three days.
leetcharmer 2:34pm on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 
A great value Having used this computer for almost a year now, it has performed splendidly. Everything worked as promised. A great value Having used this computer for almost a year now, it has performed splendidly. Everything worked as promised.
andyr 3:56pm on Thursday, August 26th, 2010 
This computer is great and I would not trade it for any type of other computer. Great Software, Quality Display none I purchased this model because i owned a previous model from acer with a smaller screen and yet that was an excellent buy.
acurtis212 6:42pm on Sunday, August 15th, 2010 
2008-03-12 17:30:43 THE LAPTOP IS GOOD FOR ITS PRICE.BATTERY LIFE IS NOT THAT GOOD,BUT ADJUSTABLE. i would recommend this as a first laptop for anyone. i bought it because i was in the usa, and my toshiba was at home. i have no regrets.
Aro 10:43am on Saturday, May 8th, 2010 
I have had this laptop for about 2 years now and I still really like it. However, somethings have started to break. Never used Acer before using this Laptop and my was I pleased the keys are easy to use and the large display easy to view. Yes. Decide whether to purchase the acer aspire 5720z read my review.
slaveofone 1:30pm on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 
Shocked and Disappointed When I first booted the computer, it prompted me to use a password. I created a password. Later. Not bad. Feels cheap, looks cheap and performs cheap. It runs Vista half decent but after a month or so I noticed slow downs in performance.
davidwon 2:20am on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 
very good replacement ordered because my 1 year old somehow got hold of my laptop and dropped it . The good the bad and the reason for 4 stars The laptop was purchased from Avides media in Germany and arrived in three days.

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Tips and information for comfortable use
Computer users may complain of eyestrain and headaches after prolonged use. Users are also at risk of physical injury after long hours of working in front of a computer. Long work periods, bad posture, poor work habits, stress, inadequate working conditions, personal health and other factors greatly increase the risk of physical injury. Incorrect computer usage may lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tenosynovitis or other musculoskeletal disorders. The following symptoms may appear in the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck or back:
numbness, or a burning or tingling sensation aching, soreness or tenderness pain, swelling or throbbing stiffness or tightness coldness or weakness
If you have these symptoms, or any other recurring or persistent discomfort and/or pain related to computer use, consult a physician immediately and inform your company's health and safety department. The following section provides tips for more comfortable computer use.
Finding your comfort zone
Find your comfort zone by adjusting the viewing angle of the monitor, using a footrest, or raising your sitting height to achieve maximum comfort. Observe the following tips:
refrain from staying too long in one fixed posture avoid slouching forward and/or leaning backward stand up and walk around regularly to remove the strain on your leg muscles take short rests to relax your neck and shoulders avoid tensing your muscles or shrugging your shoulders install the external display, keyboard and mouse properly and within comfortable reach if you view your monitor more than your documents, place the display at the center of your desk to minimize neck strain
Taking care of your vision
Long viewing hours, wearing incorrect glasses or contact lenses, glare, excessive room lighting, poorly focused screens, very small typefaces and low-contrast displays could stress your eyes. The following sections provide suggestions on how to reduce eyestrain. Eyes
Rest your eyes frequently. Give your eyes regular breaks by looking away from the monitor and focusing on a distant point. Blink frequently to keep your eyes from drying out.
Display Keep your display clean.
Keep your head at a higher level than the top edge of the display so your eyes point downward when looking at the middle of the display. Adjust the display brightness and/or contrast to a comfortable level for enhanced text readability and graphics clarity. Eliminate glare and reflections by:

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Your Acer notebook tour

Specifications Indicators Easy-launch buttons Touchpad Using the keyboard
Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad Windows keys Hotkeys Touchpad basics


Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray Using a computer security lock Audio
Adjusting the volume Using Dolby Home Theater for surround/multi-channel sound Set playback as digital output Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) Launch Manager Norton Internet Security Requesting service International Travelers Warranty (ITW) Before you call Battery pack characteristics Maximizing the battery's life Installing and removing the battery pack Charging the battery Checking the battery level Optimising battery life Battery-low warning Finding and playing content Settings Arcade controls Navigation controls Player controls Virtual keyboard Background mode Cinema Settings Album Editing Pictures Slide Show settings Video Playing a video file Capturing video (TV models only) Snapshot Music TV (for selected models) Time-shift functionality Recorded TV

Special keys

Using the system utilities
Frequently asked questions

Battery pack

Acer Arcade (for selected models)
Acer Arcade Deluxe (for selected models)
Scheduling recordings Program guide Find program TV settings Using TeleText functions
Taking your notebook PC with you
Disconnecting from the desktop Moving around Preparing the computer What to bring to meetings Taking the computer home Preparing the computer What to take with you Special considerations Setting up a home office Traveling with the computer Preparing the computer What to take with you Special considerations Traveling internationally with the computer Preparing the computer What to bring with you Special considerations Using a computer security lock Using passwords Entering passwords Setting passwords
Remote control (for selected models) Remote functions Starting Acer Arcade Deluxe VideoMagician TV Joy (selected models only) SportsCap (selected models only) DV Wizard DVDivine

Securing your computer

Expanding through options
Connectivity options Fax/data modem Built-in network feature Universal Serial Bus (USB) IEEE 1394 port ExpressCard
Power management Acer eRecovery Management
Create backup Burn backup disc Restore and recovery Troubleshooting tips Error messages
Installing memory Connecting your TV and AV-in cables (for selected models) BIOS utility Boot sequence Enable disk-to-disk recovery Password Using software Playing DVD movies


Acer eAudio Management

Acer eAudio Management allows you to easily control the enhanced sound effects of Dolby Home Theater on your system. Select "Movie" or "Game" mode to experience the awesome realism of 5.1-channel surround sound from just 2 speakers, via Dolby Virtual Speaker technology. "Music" mode lets you enjoy your favorite tunes, in vivid detail.
Acer ePresentation Management
Acer ePresentation Management lets you project your computer's display to an external display device or projector using the hotkey: <Fn> + <F5>. If autodetection hardware is implemented in the system and the external display supports it, your system display will be automatically switched out when an external display is connected to the system. For projectors and external devices that are not auto-detected, launch Acer ePresentation Management to choose an appropriate display setting.
Note: If the restored resolution is not correct after disconnecting a projector, or you need to use an external resolution that is not supported by Acer ePresentation Management, adjust your display settings using Display Properties or the utility provided by the graphics vendor.
Acer eDataSecurity Management
Acer eDataSecurity Management is an encryption utility that protects your files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. It is conveniently integrated with Windows Explorer as a shell extension for quick data encryption/decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook. The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a supervisor password and default encryption password. This password will be used to encrypt files by default, or you can choose to enter your own password when encrypting a file.
Note: The password used to encrypt a file is the unique key that the system needs to decrypt it. If you lose the password, the supervisor password is the only other key capable of decrypting the file. If you lose both passwords, there will be no way to decrypt your encrypted file! Be sure to safeguard all related passwords!

Acer eLock Management

Acer eLock Management is simple yet effective utility that allows you to lock removable storage, optical and floppy drive devices to ensure that data can't be stolen while your system is unattended.
Removable Storage Devices includes USB disk drives, USB pen drives, USB flash drives, USB MP3 drives, USB memory card readers, IEEE 1394 disk drives, and any other removable storage devices that can be mounted as a file system when plugged into the system. Optical Drive Devices includes any kind of CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, HD-DVD or Blu-ray drive devices. Floppy Drive Devices 3.5-inch floppy drives only.

To use Acer eLock Management, the Empowering Technology password must be set first. Once set, you can apply locks to any of the devices types. Lock(s) will immediately be set without any reboot necessary, and will remain after rebooting, until removed.
Note: If you lose the Empowering Technology password, there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your system. Make sure to remember or write down your password.
Acer eRecovery Management
Acer eRecovery Management is a versatile backup utility. It allows you to create full or incremental backups, burn the factory default image to optical disc, and restore from previously created backups or reinstall applications and drivers. By default, user-created backups are stored to the D:\ drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with:
Password protection (Empowering Technology password) Full and incremental backups to hard disk or optical disc Creation of backups:
Factory default image User backup image Current system configuration Application backup
Restore and recovery: Factory default image User backup image From previously-created CD/DVD Reinstall applications/drivers
For more information, please refer to "Acer eRecovery Management" on page 82 in the AcerSystem User's Guide.
Note: If your computer did not come with a Recovery CD or System CD, please use Acer eRecovery Management's "System backup to optical disc" feature to burn a backup image to CD or DVD. To ensure the best results when recovering your system using a CD or Acer eRecovery Management, detach all peripherals (except the external Acer ODD, if your computer has one), including your Acer ezDock.
Acer eSettings Management
Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications, set BIOS passwords and modify boot options. Acer eSettings Management also:
Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigation. Prints and saves hardware specifications. Lets you set an asset tag for your system.

Windows Mobility Center

The Windows Mobility Center collects key mobile-related system settings in one easy-to-find place, so you can quickly configure your Acer system to fit the situation as you change locations, networks or activities. Settings include display brightness, power plan, volume, wireless networking on/off, external display settings, display orientation and synchronization status. Windows Mobility Center also includes Acer-specific settings like Bluetooth Add Device (if applicable), sharing folders overview/sharing service on or off, and a shortcut to the Acer user guide, drivers and utilities. To launch Windows Mobility Center:
Use the shortcut key <

> + <X>

Start Windows Mobility Center from the Control panel Start Windows Mobility Center from the Accessories program group in the Start menu

After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters. poster, let us show you around your new Acer notebook.


Top view
ICON Item Microphone Acer Crystal Eye
Description Internal microphone for sound recording. Web camera for video communication. (for selected models)
# 5 ICON Item Display screen Power button Easy-launch buttons Description Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output. Turns the computer on and off. Buttons for launching frequently used programs. See "Easy-launch buttons" on page 26 for more details. Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. For entering data into your computer. 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 a 4-way scroll button. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. See "Indicators" on page 25 for more details. Lanuch Acer Empowering Technology For use with Acer Arcade media playing program. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. See "Indicators" on page 25 for more details.
Speakers Keyboard Palmrest Touchpad Click buttons (left, center and right) Status indicators
Empowering key Acer Arcade Status indicators

Closed front view

# 3 Icon Item Line-in jack Microphone-in jack


Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman). Accepts input from external microphones.
Headphones/speaker/ Connects to audio line-out devices line-out jack with (e.g., speakers, headphones). S/PDIF support Latch CIR receiver Locks and releases the lid. Receives signals from a remote control.

Left view

# 9 DVI-D Icon
Kensington lock slot External display (VGA) port DVI-D port Ethernet (RJ-45) port 2 USB 2.0 ports S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port 4-pin IEEE 1394 port
Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). Connects to a display device with DVI-D input. (for selected models) Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network. Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. Connects to IEEE 1394 devices.

Dimensions and weight

Power subsystem
Special keys and controls
88-/89-/93-key keyboard, with inverted "T" cursor layout; 2.5 mm (minimum) key travel Seamless touchpad with 4-way scroll button 12 function keys, four cursor keys, two Windows keys, hotkey controls, embedded numeric keypad, international language support, independent US and Euro dollar sign keys, media control keys Empowering Key Easy-launch buttons: WLAN, Internet, email, Bluetooth, Acer Arcade Volume wheel Acer Media Center remote control (optional) ExpressCard/54 slot 5-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) Four USB 2.0 ports DVI-D port with HDCP support (for selected models) IEEE 1394 port Consumer infrared (CIR) port External display (VGA) port S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port RF-in jack (for selected models) AV-in port (for selected models) Headphones/speaker/line-out port with S/PDIF support Microphone-in jack Line-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port Modem (RJ-11) port DC-in jack for AC adapter Acer Bluetooth VoIP phone featuring Acer Video Conference Manager Acer Xpress VoIP phone featuring Acer Video Conference Manager 512 MB, 1 or 2GB DDRMHz soDIMM modules 8-cell Li-ion battery pack 3-pin 65 W AC adapter 3-pin 90 W AC adapter External USB floppy disk drive

I/O interface

Options and accessories


Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eNet, ePower, eAudio , ePresentation, eDataSecurity, eLock, eRecovery, eSettings Management) Acer Arcade Acer Arcade Deluxe featuring DV Wizard, SportsCap, VideoMagician and DVDivine Acer Crystal Eye Acer GridVista Acer Launch Manager Acer Video Conference Manager Adobe Reader CyberLink PowerDVD CyberLink PowerProducer Norton Internet Security NTI CD-Maker Acer GameZone Microsoft Works 8.5 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial
Note: Software listed above is for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.


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% Wi-Fi ACPI Mobile PC 2002 DMI 2.0

System compliance

One-year International Travelers Warranty (ITW)

I want to restore my computer to its original settings without

recovery CDs.

Note: If your system is the multilingual version, the operating system and language you choose when you first turn on the system will be the only option for future recovery operations. This recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original software content that is installed when you purchase your notebook. Follow the steps below to rebuild your C: drive. (Your C: drive will be reformatted and all data will be erased.) It is important to back up all data files before using this option. Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings. 3 Check to see if Acer disk-to-disk recovery is enabled or not. Make sure the D2D Recovery setting in Main is Enabled. Exit the BIOS utility and save changes. The system will reboot.
Note: To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during POST. To start the recovery process: 3 Restart the system. While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to enter the recovery process. Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery.
Important! This feature occupies 10 GB in a hidden partition on your hard disk.

Requesting service

International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
Your computer is backed by an International Travelers Warranty (ITW) that gives you security and peace of mind when traveling. Our worldwide network of service centers are there to give you a helping hand. An ITW passport comes with your computer. This passport contains all you need to know about the ITW program. A list of available, authorized service centers is in this handy booklet. Read this passport thoroughly. Always have your ITW passport on hand, especially when you travel, to receive the benefits from our support centers. Place your proof-of-purchase in the flap located inside the front cover of the ITW passport. If the country you are traveling in does not have an Acer-authorized ITW service site, you can still get in contact with our offices worldwide. Please consult

Before you call

Please have the following information available when you call Acer for online service, and please be at your computer when you call. With your support, we can reduce the amount of time a call takes and help solve your problems efficiently. If there are error messages or beeps reported by your computer, write them down as they appear on the screen (or the number and sequence in the case of beeps). You are required to provide the following information: Name: _____________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________ Telephone number: _________________________________ Machine and model type: ____________________________ Serial number: ______________________________________ Date of purchase: ___________________________________

Capturing video (TV models only)
Acer Arcade allows you to capture and record video clips from other external devices, such as a DVD player or camcorder. Click Capture Device on the video page and then select the source you are using for your video input. There is a choice between "S-video" and "Composite." To capture a video clip, you then need to click the red record button in the onscreen controls. The destination folder can be set from the "Settings" menu. Clicking on Advanced and selecting Settings allows you to set the quality of the video captured. You can choose from "Good," "Better" or "Best." Selecting a higher quality results in a larger file when capturing video clips.


Snapshot mode is available in Cinema, Video and TV modes. This function can be used to capture the onscreen image at any time. A single frame image will be captured and stored in a user designated directory. The destination directory can be changed from the "Settings"menu.
For convenient access to your music collection, click Music on the Arcade homepage to open the Music homepage. Select the folder, CD or category that contains the music you want to listen to. Click Play to listen to the entire content from the beginning, or select the song that you want to hear from the list in the content area. The songs in the folder are shown in the content area, while the left side has controls for "Play," "Shuffle" and "Repeat All." The "Visualize" option allows you to watch computer-generated visuals while you listen to music. When playing music, the control panel at the bottom of the page makes it easy to adjust the volume and control playback. To rip music from an audio CD, after you have inserted the CD, click Rip CD. In the page that opens, select the songs you would like to rip (or click Select or Clear All), then click Start Ripping. The progress of the ripping operation will be displayed on screen. You can change the file quality of the ripped tracks by clicking Settings.

TV (for selected models)

Arcade allows you to watch TV from your computer. Click the TV button on the home page to show the TV main page. The Live TV option plays TV on screen. Press Escape at any time to return to Arcade. When you watch TV, additional buttons appear on the playback controls: Channel Up (switches up one channel), Channel Down (switches down one channel), Snapshot (takes a snapshot of the current frame of video), TeleText (opens the TeleText function), and Record (records TV content as a video file). The Recorded TV option allows you to view files that you have recorded from the TV. See Recorded TV. The Schedule option lets you set TV recording schedules for later viewing. See Scheduling Recordings. The Program Guide option lets you view program information for all channels. See Program Guide. The Find Program option enables you to search for a specific kind of program. The Settings button opens a page containing TV settings. See TV settings for more information.

To connect the antenna: Plug the antenna cable into the RF-in jack of your notebook.
Note: All diagrams are for reference purposes only. Actual equipment may differ in appearance.

To set up the antenna:

Push gently at the top until the bottom section pops out. Pull the bottom up until it is positioned at 90 degrees to the antenna body.
To ensure good reception, the antenna can be positioned on top of your notebook display using the special clip, as shown below. Extend the antenna to improve the quality of the reception.
Note: The antenna is only compatible with DVB-T digital TV systems. A magnet located on the base of the antenna unit also allows you to fix it firmly onto a metal surface for better stability and reception.
Warning! Do not place the magnet near the hard disk drive of your computer. Doing so may damage the drive and/or data.

AV-in cable

The AV-in cable can be used to connect your notebook to a VHS player or camcorder for viewing, capturing and recording video clips. Plug the single end of the cable into the AV-in port of your notebook. Connect the other ends to the S-video or composite audio/video jacks on your VHS player, camcorder or other compatible device.

Audio Video

Note: Extension cables may not be necessary. For more details on how to capture TV or video clips please refer to the help file.

BIOS utility

The BIOS utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer's BIOS. 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 it. To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during the POST; while the notebook PC logo is being displayed.

Boot sequence

To set the boot sequence in the BIOS utility, activate the BIOS utility, then select Boot from the categories listed at the top of the screen.
Enable disk-to-disk recovery
To enable disk-to-disk recovery (hard disk recovery), activate the BIOS utility, then select Main from the categories listed at the top of the screen. Find D2D Recovery at the bottom of the screen and use the <F5> and <F6> keys to set this value to Enabled.


To set a password on boot, activate the BIOS utility, then select Security from the categories listed at the top of the screen. Find Password on boot: and use the <F5> and <F6> keys to enable this feature.

TBR 21

This equipment has been approved [Council Decision 98/482/EC - "TBR 21"] for single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN termination point. In the event of problems, you should contact your equipment supplier in the first instance.
List of applicable countries
EU member states as of May 2004 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta. Usage allowed in the countries of European Union, as well as Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein. This device must be used in strict accordance with the regulations and constraints in the country of use. For further information, please contact local office in the country of use.

Notice for Australia

For safety reasons, only connect headsets with a telecommunications compliance label. This includes customer equipment previously labelled permitted or certified.
The grant of a Telepermit for any item of terminal equipment indicates only that Telecom has accepted that the item complies with minimum conditions for connection to its network. It indicates no endorsement of the product by Telecom, nor does it provide any sort of warranty. Above all, it provides no assurance that any item will work correctly in all respects with another item of Telepermitted equipment of a different make or model, nor does it imply that any product is compatible with all of Telecom's network services. This equipment is not capable, under all operating conditions, of correct operation at the higher speeds for which it is designed. Telecom will accept no responsibility should difficulties arise in such circumstances. Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's Telepermit requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC) associated with this device. The associated equipment shall be set to operate within the following limits for compliance with Telecom's Specifications: a b There shall be no more than 10 call attempts to the same number within any 30 minute period for any single manual call initiation, and The equipment shall go on-hook for a period of not less than 30 seconds between the end of one attempt and the beginning of the next call attempt.
Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's Telepermit requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC) associated with this device. In order to operate within the limits for compliance with Telecom's specifications, the associated equipment shall be set to ensure that automatic calls to different numbers are spaced such that there is not less than 5 seconds between the end of one call attempt and the beginning of another. This equipment shall not be set up to make automatic calls to Telecom's 111 Emergency Service. This device is equipped with pulse dialing while the Telecom standard is DTMF tone dialing. There is no guarantee that Telecom lines will always continue to support pulse dialing. Use of pulse dialing, when this equipment is connected to the same line as other equipment, may give rise to bell tinkle or noise and may also cause a false answer condition. Should such problems occur, the user should NOT contact the telecom Fault Service. This equipment may not provide for the effective hand-over of a call to another device connected to the same line. Under power failure conditions this appliance may not operate. Please ensure that a separate telephone, not dependent on local power, is available for emergency use.

Article 3.1(b) EMC

Article 3.2 Spectrum Usages
Radio device regulatory notice
92 wireless mouse/keyboard)
ENV9.0.2:2003 (Applied to models with 3G function) EN301 908-1 V2.2.1:2003 (Applied to models with 3G function). EN301 908-2 V2.2.1:2003 (Applied to models with 3G function).
The FCC RF safety requirement
The radiated output power of the wireless LAN Mini PCI Card and Bluetooth card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the notebook PC series shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized as follows: 1 Users are requested to follow the RF safety instructions on wireless option devices that are included in the user's manual of each RF option device.
Caution: To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, a separation distance of at least 20 cm (8 inches) must be maintained between the antenna for the integrated wireless LAN Mini PCI Card built in to the screen section and all persons.
Note: The Acer wireless Mini PCI adapter implements a transmission diversity function. The function does not emit radio frequencies simultaneously from both antennas. One of the antennas is selected automatically or manually (by users) to ensure good quality radiocommunication.
2 This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems. High power radar are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause interference with and/or damage this device. An improper installation or unauthorized use may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Also any tampering of the internal antenna will void the FCC certification and your warranty.
Canada Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210)
a Common information Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. This device may not cause interference, and 2. This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Operation in 2.4 GHz band To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and installation outdoors is subject to licensing. Operation in 5 GHz band

The device for the band 5150-5250 MHz is only for indoor usage to reduce potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems. High power radars are allocated as primary users (meaning they have priority) of 5250-5350 MHz and 5650-5850 MHz and these radars could cause interference and/or damage to LELAN (Licence-Exempt Local Area Network) devices.
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: Model number: Machine type: SKU number: Notebook PC ICLK50 Aspire 5720G/5720 Aspire 5720G/5720-xxxxx ("x" = 0 - 9, a - z, or A - Z) Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95110 USA Acer Representitive 1-254-298-4000 1-254-298-4147
Name of responsible party: Address of responsible party:
Contact person: Tel: Fax:
Federal Communications Comission Declaration of Conformity
We, Acer Computer (Shanghai) Limited 3F, No. 168 Xizang medium road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai Tel: 886-2-8691-3089 Fax: 886-2-8691-3000 E-mail: Hereby declare that: Product: Personal Computer Trade Name: Acer Model Number: ICLK50 Machine Type: Aspire 5720G/5720 SKU Number: Aspire 5720G/5720-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 89/336/EEC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standards: EN55022:1998 + A1:2000 + A2:2003, AS/NZS CISPR22:2002, Class B EN55024:1998 + A1:2001 + A2:2003 EN61000-3-2:2000, Class D EN61000-3-3:1995 + A1:2001 EN55013:2001 + A1:2003 (applied to models with TV function) EN55020:2002 + A1:2003 (applied to models with TV function)
Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standard: EN60950-1:2001 EN60065:2002 (applied to models with TV function)
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
Design viewing distance Design inclination angle Design azimuth angle Viewing direction range class Screen tilt angle Design screen illuminance
500 mm 0.0 90.0 Class IV 85.0 Illuminance level: [250 + (250cos)] lx where = 85 Color: Source D65 Ordinary LCD: Class I Protective or Acer CrystalBrite LCD: Class III Yn u'n v'n

Reflection class of LCD panel (positive and negative polarity) Image polarity Reference white: Pre-setting of luminance and color temperature @ 6500K (tested under BM7) Pixel fault class


Class II
AC adapter caring for xiv audio 34 adjusting the volume troubleshooting 40
battery pack battery-low warning 47 caring for xv characteristics 44 charging 46 checking charge level 46 installing 45 low conditions 47 maximizing life 44 optimizing 46 removing 46 using the first time 44 BIOS utility 79 brightness hotkeys 31
on indicator 25, 26 security 69 setting up a home office 67 taking home 66 traveling internationally 68 traveling on local trips 67 troubleshooting 84 turning off xiv connections network 72
display hotkeys 31 troubleshooting DVD 80 DVD movies playing 80 40
error messages Euro 32 84
FAQ. See frequently-asked questions frequently-asked questions 40 front view 17
caps lock 29 on indicator 25 care AC adapter xiv battery pack xv computer xiv CD-ROM ejecting manually 41 troubleshooting 41 charging checking level 46 cleaning computer xv computer caring for xiv cleaning xv disconnecting 65 features 15, 37 indicators 25 keyboards 29 moving around 65
Hibernation mode hotkey 31 hotkeys 31

IEEE 1394 port 73

keyboard 29 embedded numeric keypad hotkeys 31 lock keys 29 troubleshooting 41 Windows keys 30 29

left view 17

media access on indicator 25
memory installing 75 messages error 84 modem 71 CD or DVD 90 modem notices 87 scroll lock 29 security keylock 33, 69 passwords 69 speakers hotkey 31 troubleshooting 40 support information 43
network 72 Notebook Manager hotkey 31 num lock 29 on indicator 25 numeric keypad embedded 29
touchpad 27 hotkey 31 using travel international flights local trips 67 troubleshooting 84 tips 84
password 69 types 69 ports 71 printer troubleshooting problems 40 CD-ROM 41 display 40 keyboard 41 printer 41 startup 40 troubleshooting

universal serial bus 72

view 84 front 18 left 18 rear 19 right 19 volume adjusting 34


Asprire Nettling Series Service Guide
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The following conventions are used in this manual: SCREEN MESSAGES NOTE Denotes actual messages that appear on screen. Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic. Alerts you to any damage that might result from doing or not doing specific actions. Gives precautionary measures to avoid possible hardware or software problems. Reminds you to do specific actions relevant to the accomplishment of procedures.




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. 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.

Chapter 1

System Specifications


Below is a brief summary of the computers many features:

Operating system

Genuine Windows VistaTM Capable Genuine Windows VistaTM Home Basic / Home Premium / Ultimate / Business Edition Genuine Windows XP Home / Professional Edition (Service Pack 2) Genuine Windows XP Media Center / Tablet Edition Genuine Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4) NOTE: Windows VistaTM Capable PCs come with Windows XP installed, and can be upgraded to Windows VistaTM. For more information on Windows VistaTM and how to upgrade, go to:

Platform and memory

Intel Centrino Merom mobile technology, featuring:
Intel CoreTM2 Duo processor T7300/T7500/T7700 (4MB, L2 cache 2.0/2.2/2.4, 800 MHz FSB) or higher Intel CoreTM2 Duo processor T5450/T7100 (2MB, L2 cache 1.66/1.8, 667/800 MHz FSB) or higher Intel 965PM/965GM Express chipset

Integrated Intel PRO/Wireless 4965ABGN network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a/b/g/ n) Wi-Fi CERTIFIEDTM solution, supporting Acer SignalUpTM wireless technology Core logic: Intel 965PM/965GM+ICH8M (north bridge+ south bridge) Up to 2GB of DDR2 533/677 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4GB using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support)

Display and graphics

15.4 WXGA+ high-brightness Acer CrystalBriteTM TFT LCD, 1680 x 1050 pixel resolution, 6 lamps 16 ms typical of/off and 8 ms average gray-to-gray response time Simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer VistaTM supported Supporting NVIDIA PureVideoTM technology (WMV HD, High-Definition MPEG-2 Hardware Acceleration, integrated HDTV encoder) dual-link DVI, Microsoft DirectX 9.0, Shader Model 3.0, OpenEXR High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, NVIDIA PowerMizerTM 6.0 and PCI Express Dual independent display 16.2 million colors MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) support Acer ArcadeTM featuring Acer CinemaVisionTM and Acer ClearVision technologies
Intel High Definition audio support Two built-in Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers (1W)
Dolby Digital Live and DTS Neo: PC support Sound Blaster ProTM and MS Sound compatible Built-in microphone

Storage subsystem

One or two 80/100/120/160/200 GB Serial ATA hard disk drive, supporting software RAID 0/1 Optical drive options: DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive (slot-load) 5-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PROTM (MS PRO), xD-Picture CardTM (xD)

Input devices

88/89-key Acer FineTouchTM keyboard with 5-degree curve Touchpad with 4-way scroll button Four easy-launch buttons Two front-access switches: WLAN LED and Bluetooth LED-switches


Acer Video Conference, featuring Voice and Video over Internet Protocol (VVoIP) support via Acer OrbiCamTM and optional Acer Bluetooth VoIP phone Acer OrbiCamTM 0.3 megapixel CMOS camera, featuring: 30 degree ergonomic rotation Acer VisageOnTM technology Acer PrimaLiteTM technology Modem: 56K ITU V.92 modem with PTT approval; wake-on ring ready LAN: gigabit Ethernet; wake-on-LAN ready WPAN: Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) WLAN: Intel PRO/Wireless 4965ABGN network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a/b/g/n) Wi-Fi CERTIFIEDTM solution, supporting Acer SignalUpTM wireless technology

I/O Ports

PCI Express Card slot (54mm type) 5-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) Four USB 2.0 ports IEEE 1394 port Microsoft MCE infrared (MIR) port External display (VGA) port DVI-D port (for selected models) S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port RF-in port (for selected models) AV-in port Headphones port with S/PDIF support Microphone-in jack Line-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port Modem (RJ-11) port DC-in jack for AC adapter 2 Chapter 1

Empowering button Speaker Palmrest

Closed Front View

Item Power indicator
Description Indicates the computers power status.

Battery indicator

Indicates the computers battery status.

Line-in jack

Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman).

Microphone-in jack

Accepts input from external microphones.
Headphones/speaker/ line-out jack with S/PDIF support Infrared port
Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones).
Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g. infrared printer and IR-aware computer).

Left View

Item Kensington lock slot
Description Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector).
External display (VGA) port
DVI-D port Ethernet (RJ-45)
Supports digital video connections. Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network (for selected models). Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. Connects to IEEE 1394 devices.

2 USB 2.0 port

S-video/TV-out (NTSC/ PAL) port 4-pin IEEE 1394 port
Volume control 5-in-1 card reader
Increases and decreases the volume. Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xDPicture Card (xD).

PCI Express Card slot

Accepts an Express Card/54 module. Note: Express Cards are third generation of PC cards, hot-swapable and maller than previous PC Cards. Designed for both desktop and mobile use, Express Cards use either USB 2.0 or a single lane PCI Express technology that provides 500 Mbytes/sec total throughput. Formerly code named NEWCARD, Express Cards are 5mm thick like Type II PC Cards, but do not use the same 86x54mm footprint. Express Cards come in 75x54mm and 75x34mm sizes. Express Card/54 slot means this notebook accepts 75x54mm Express Cards.

Right View

Item 2 USB 2.0 ports
Description Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Accepts input signals from audio/video (AV) devices. Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs (slot-load or tray-load depending on model). 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. Connects to a phone line.

AV-in port

Optical drive
Optical disk access indicator Optical drive eject button Emergency eject hole Modem (RJ-11) port

RF-in port

Accepts input signals from analog/digital TV-tuner devices (for selected models).

Rear view

Item DC-in jack
Description Connects to an AC adapter.

Windows Keys

The keyboard has one key that performs Windows-specific functions.

Key Windows key

Description 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 function: + <Tab> Activates next taskbar button. + <E> Opens the My Computer window + <F1> Opens Help and Support. + <F> Opens the Search: All Files dialog box. + <R> Opens the Run dialog box. + <M> Minimizes all windows. <Shift>+ action. + <M> Undoes the minimize all windows

Application key

This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; it opens the applications context menu.

Hot Keys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computers 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.
Hot Key <Fn>+<F1>

Function Hot key help

Description Displays help on hot keys.


Acer eSettings
Launches the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager.


Acer ePower Management
Launches the Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology. See Acer Empowering Technology on page 18. Puts the computer in Sleep mode.


Hot Key <Fn>+<F5>

Function Display toggle

Description Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both.


Screen blank
Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return.


Touchpad toggle
Turns the internal touchpad on and off.


Speaker toggle

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.

Launch Manager

Launch Manager allows you to set the four easy-launch buttons (see their locations mentioned in EasyLaunch Buttons). You can access the Launch Manager by clicking Start > All Programs > Launch Manager to start the application.
Hardware Specifications and Configurations


Item CPU type Intel CoreTM2 Specification Duo processor T7300/T7500/T7700 (4MB, L2 cache 2.0/ 2.2/2.4, 800 MHz FSB) or higher Intel CoreTM2 Duo processor T5450/T7100 (2MB, L2 cache 1.66/1.8, 667/ 800 MHz FSB) or higher Core logic CPU package CPU core voltage Intel 965PM/965GM Express chipset+ICH8M Intel socket 1466pin FCBGA 0.944~1.3V

CPU Fan True Value Table

TEST Condition: 35W@Ambient 35 degree C CPU Temperature Core 95 Core 95 Fan Speed (rpm) Acoustic Level (dBA) 39 36.5 34.5 31
Item BIOS vendor BIOS Version BIOS ROM type BIOS ROM size BIOS package Supported protocols Flash ROM 512KB 32-pin PLCC ACPI 1.0b/2.0/3.0, PCI 2.2, System/HDD Password Security Control, INT 13h Extensions, PnP BIOS 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.4, Simple Boot Flag 1.0, Boot Block, PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification, USB1.1/2.0, IEEE 1394 1.0, USB/1394 CD-ROM Boot Up support, PC Card 95 (PCMCIA 3.0 Compliant Device), IrDA 1.0, Intel AC97 CNR Specification, WfM 2.0, PXE (Preboot Execution Environment), BIS 1.0 (Boot Integrity Service Application Program Interface), PC99a and Mobile PC2001 Compliant, Intel Enhanced SpeedStep Technology Set by setup manual InsydeH2O Specification

BIOS password control

NOTE: If you need to check PXE version, press F2 to enter BIOS then enable boot from LAN function. After that, power off the system and remove the HDD. Last, reboot the laptop. Then you will see PXE version displaying on the screen. Second Level Cache
Item Cache controller Cache size 1st level cache control 2st level cache control Cache scheme control Built-in CPU 2MB Always enabled Always enabled Fixed in write-back Specification

100 MB/Sec. Ultra DMA mode-5
DC Power Requirements Voltage tolerance 5V(DC) +/- 5% 5V(DC) +/- 5% 5V(DC) +/- 5% 5V(DC) +/- 5%

DVD-Dual Interface

Item Vendor & model name Specification HLDS COMBO 12.7mm Tray 24X GCC-T10N SONY COMBO 12.7mm Tray 24X CRX880A LF PIONEER Super-Multi Drive 12.7mm Tray DVR-K17RS PANASONIC Super-Multi Drive 12.7mm Tray DL 8X UJ-850 PHILIPS Super-Multi Drive 12.7mm Tray DL 8X DS-8A1P HLDS Super-Multi Drive 12.7mm Tray LabelFlash 8X GSA-T20N SONY Super-Multi Drive 12.7mm Tray DL 8X AD-7530A TOSHIBA HD-DVD Drive 12.7mm Tray TS-L802A With CD Diskette Sustained: Max 3.6Mbytes/sec 2MB Enhanced IDE(ATAPI) compatible Support disc formats 1. Reads data in each CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-1, Video CD, CD-Extra and CD-Text 2. Reads data in Photo CD (single and Multi-session) 3. Reads standard CD-DA 4. Reads and writes CD-R discs 5. Reads and writes CD-RW discs 6. Reads and writes in each DVD+R/RW (Ver. 1.1) 7. Reads data in each DVD-ROM and DVD-R (Ver. 2.0 for Authoring) 8. Reads and writes in each DVD-R (Ver. 2.0 for general), DVD-RW and DVD+R/RW (Ver1.1) Load: Manual Release: (a) Electrical Release (Release Button) (b) Release by ATAPI command (c) Emergency Release With DVD Diskette Sustained: Max 10.8Mbytes/sec
Performance Specification Transfer rate (KB/sec) Buffer Memory Interface Applicable disc format

Loading mechanism

Item Power Requirement Input Voltage 5 V +/- 5 % (Operating) Specification

Audio Interface

Item Audio Controller Audio onboard or optional Mono or Stereo Resolution Compatibility Sampling rate Internal microphone Internal speaker / Quantity Supports PnP DMA channel Supports PnP IRQ Realtek ALC268 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) DMA channel 0 DMA channel 1 IRQ10, IRQ11 Specification

USB Port

Item Chipset USB Compliancy Level OHCI Number of USB port Location Serial port function control Built-in ICH8M 2.0 USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 Host controller 4 One on the left side; three on the rear side Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup Specification


Item PCMCIA controller Supports card type Number of slots Access location Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port Supports 32 bit CardBus TI PCI 7412 Type-II One type-II Left side No ZV support Yes Specification

System Board Major Chips

Item Core logic LAN USB 2.0 Super I/O controller MODEM

Controller Intel 965PM/965GM+ICH8M Broadcom 5787 Built in ICH8M NS 87383 Foxconn Delphi-AM3 3.3v Foxconn Delphi 3.3v
Item Bluetooth Wireless LAN PCMCIA Audio Controller Foxconn Bluetooth 2.0+EDR Foxconn Atheros XB63 minicard b/g Fox BRM 4311 Minicard BG TI PCI 7412 Realtek ALC268


Item Keyboard controller Total number of keypads Windows logo key Internal & external keyboard work simultaneously KBC1122 88-/89-key Yes Plug USB keyboard to the USB port directly: Yes Specification
Battery Type Pack capacity Number of battery cell Package configuration Normal voltage Charge voltage

LCD 15.4 inch

Item Vendor & model name LPL LP154WX4TLB2 (G) 15.4 inches 304.1x228.1 1440x900 WXGA+ 0.297x0.297 R.G.B. Vertical Stripe Normally White Specification CMO N154I2L05 GLARE 15.4 inches 304.1x228.1 1440x900 WXGA+ 0.099x0.297 R.G.B. Vertical Stripe Normally White AUO B154EW02 V7(G) 15.4 inches 304.1x228.1 1440x900 WXGA+ 0.297x0.297 R.G.B. Vertical Stripe Normally White R.G.B. Vertical Stripe Normally White 1440x900 WXGA+ SAMSUNG LTN154AT01001(G) 15.4 inches
Screen Diagonal (mm) Active Area (mm) Display resolution (pixels) Pixel Pitch Pixel Arrangement Display Mode
Item Typical White Luminance (cd/m2) also called Brightness Luminance Uniformity Contrast Ratio Response Time (Optical Rise Time/Fall Time)msec Nominal Input Voltage VDD Typical Power Consumption (watt) Weight Physical Size(mm) Electrical Interface Support Color N/A +3.3V Typ. 5.6/5.317.3x242.0x6. channel LVDS 262K colors (RGB 6-bit data driver) 40/40 10/to +50 -20 to +60 N/A +3.3V 3.317.3x242.0x5. channel LVDS 262,3.3V N/A 600 317.3x242.0x6. channel LVDS 262,3.3V N/A 600 317.3x242.0x6. channel LVDS 262,300 Specification 300 300
Viewing Angle (degree) Horizontal: Right/Left Vertical: Upper/Lower Temperature Range( C) Operating Storage (shipping) 0 to +50 -25 to +to +50 -20 to +to +50 -20 to +60 45/45 15/35 40/40 20/40 40/40 20/40

LCD Inverter

Item Vendor & model name Brightness conditions Input voltage (V) Input current (mA) Output voltage (V, rms) Output current (mA, rms) Output voltage frequency (k Hz) Darfon/V189-301GP N/A 9~21 2.56 (max) 780V (2000V for kick off) 6.5 (max) 65K Hz (max) Specification

AC Adapter

Item Input rating Maximum input AC current Inrush current Efficiency Specification 90V AC to 264V AC, 47Hz to 63Hz 1.7A 220A@115VAC 220A@230VAC 82% min. @115VAC input full load

The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.
Parameter System Time System Date System Memory Total Memory Video Memory Quiet Boot
Description Sets the system time. The hours are displayed with 24-hour format. Sets the system date. This field reports the memory size of the system. Memory size is fixed to 640MB This field reports the total memory size in the system. Shows the Video memory size. Determines if Customer Logo will be displayed or not; shows Summary Screen is disabled or enabled. Enabled: Customer Logo is displayed, and Summary Screen is disabled. Disabled: Customer Logo is not displayed, and Summary Screen is enabled.
Format/Option Format: HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second) System Time Format MM/DD/YYYY (month/day/ year) System Date
Option: Enabled or Disabled
Network Boot F12 Boot Menu D2D Recovery
Enables, disables the system boot from LAN (remote server). Enables, disables Boot Menu during POST. 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. Enables, disables remote wakeup (power on) via LAN.
Option: Enabled or Disabled Option: Disabled or Enabled Option: Enabled or Disabled

Wake-up on LAN

Option: Disabled or Enabled
NOTE: The sub-items under each device will not be shown if the device control is set to disable or auto. This is because the user is not allowed to control the settings in these cases.


The Advanced screen displays advanced settings in BIOS.
Item Specific Help Advanced CPU Control Platform Power Management IDE Configuration ACPI S1: ACPI S3: Auto wake on S5 Crestline PM Support POPUP Support POPDOWN Support DeepC4 Hard C4E [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] These items control various CPU parameters.
Parameter Advanced CPU Control Platform Power Management IDE Configuration ACPI S1 ACPI S3 Auto wake on S5


Sets the ACPI S1 sleep state. Sets the ACPI S3 sleep state. Enables the Auto wake on S5 by day of month or fixed time of every day, or disables this feature. Enables, disables Calistoga Enhanced Power Management mode.
Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Disabled Disabled, By Every Day, or By Day of Month Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Disabled Chapter 2
Crestline PM Support POPUP Support POPDOWN Support DeepC4 Hard C4E


The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use.
Item Specific Help Supervisor Password Is User Password Is HDD Password Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Set HDD Password Password on Boot : Clear Clear Clear [Enter] [Enter] [Enter] [Enabled] Install or Change the password.
Parameter Supervisor Password is User Password is HDD Password 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. Press Enter to set the hard disk 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. 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 supervisor, user, or hard disk 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 exceed 8 alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, not case sensitive). Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field.

Disconnect the touchpad FFC, left speaker cable, button board FFC, and LED board FFC from the main board. Carefully detach the upper case assembly from the lower case assembly.
Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly
1. 2. 3. Disconnect the USB cable from the main board. Remove the screw fastening the USB board and take out the board and its cable from the lower case. Then detach the USB cable from the USB board.

4. 5. 6.

Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the main board. Take out the Bluetooth module and its cable from the lower case as shown. Then detach the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth module.
Disconnect the right speaker cable from the main board. Remove the two screws fastening the right speaker, then lift it out from the lower case.
Pull the RF cable through the opening in the lower case as shown.
10. Remove the screw holding the RF board to the lower case. 11. Take out the RF board from the lower case, then detach the RF cable from the RF board as shown. 12. Remove the RJ-11 jack from the lower case.
NOTE: RF board on selected models only.
13. Remove the screw fastening the main board to the lower case. 14. Detach the main board from the lower case as shown. 15. Turn the main board over, then remove the DC-in connector from the board as shown.
Disassembling the Upper Case Assembly
1. 2. 3. Turn the upper case over. Remove the two screws fastening the button board. Detach the button board with FFC from the upper case as shown.
Remove the two screws fastening the LED board. Detach the LED board with FFC from the upper case as shown.
Remove the two screws fastening the left speaker. Remove the left speaker from the upper case as shown.
Disassembling the LCD Module
1. 2. 3. Remove the four screw rubbers as shown. Then remove the four screws fastening the LCD bezel. Detach the LCD bezel from the LCD module carefully.
Remove the four screws holding the LCD to the LCD panel. Detach the CCD cable connector from the CCD board. Take out the CCD module from the LCD panel.

7. 8. 9.

Remove the screw fastening the CCD board to the CCD bracket. Lift out the LCD from the LCD panel as shown. Detach the two inverter cable connectors from the inverter board.
10. Remove the four screws fastening the left LCD bracket and detach it. 11. Remove the four screws fastening the right LCD bracket and detach it. 12. Disconnect the LCD cable from the rear side of the LCD.

If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate power supply check in the following list: Check the Power Adapter on page 74 Check the Battery Pack on page 75

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 88.
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. 3. 4. 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 75.

Check the Battery Pack

To check the battery pack, do the following: From Software: 1. 2. 3. 4. Check out the Power Management in Control Panel In Power Meter, confirm that if the parameters shown in the screen for Current Power Source and Total Battery Power Remaining are correct. Repeat the steps 1 and 2, for both battery and adapter. This helps you identify first the problem is on recharging or discharging.
From Hardware: 1. 2. Power off the computer. Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery terminals 1(+) and 6(ground). See the following figure
If the voltage is still less than 7.5 Vdc after recharging, replace the battery.
To check the battery charge operation, use a discharged battery pack or a battery pack that has less than 50% of the total power remaining when installed in the computer. If the battery status indicator does not light up, remove the battery pack and let it return to room temperature. Re-install the battery pack. If the charge indicator still does not light up, replace the battery pack. If the charge indicator still does not light up, replace the DC/DC charger board.

Touchpad Check

If the touchpad doesnt work, do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU: 1. 2. 3. Reconnect the touchpad cables. Replace the touchpad. Replace the system board.

Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes

Code 02h 03h 04h 06h 08h 09h 0Ah 0Bh 0Ch 0Eh 0Fh 10h 11h 12h 13h 14h 16h 17h 18h 1Ah 1Ch 20h 22h 24h 26h 28h 29h 2Ah 2Ch 2Eh 2Fh 30h 32h 33h 36h 38h 3Ah 3Ch 3Dh 42h 45h 1-4-1-1 1-3-4-1 1-3-4-3 1-3-1-1 1-3-1-3 1-2-2-3 Beeps POST Routine Description Verify Real Mode Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) Get CPU type Initialize system hardware Initialize chipset with initial POST values Set IN POST flag Initialize CPU registers Enable CPU cache Initialize caches to initial POST values Initialize I/O component Initialize the local bus IDE Initialize Power Management Load alternate registers with initial POST values Restore CPU control word during warm boot Initialize PCI Bus Mastering devices Initialize keyboard controller BIOS ROM checksum Initialize cache before memory autosize 8254 timer initialization 8237 DMA controller initialization Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller Test DRAM refresh Test 8742 Keyboard Controller Set ES segment register to 4 GB Enable A20 line Autosize DRAM Initialize POST Memory Manager Clear 215 KB base RAM RAM failure on address line xxxx RAM failure on data bits xxxx of low byte of memory bus Enable cache before system BIOS shadow RAM failure on data bits xxxx of high byte of memory bus Test CPU bus-clock frequency Initialize Phoenix Dispatch Manager Warm start shut down Shadow system BIOS ROM Autosize cache Advanced configuration of chipset registers Load alternate registers with CMOS values Initialize interrupt vectors POST device initialization
Code 46h 48h 49h 4Ah 4Bh 4Ch 4Eh 50h 51h 52h 54h 58h 59h 5Ah 5Bh 5Ch 60h 62h 64h 66h 67h 68h 69h 6Ah 6Bh 6Ch 6Eh 70h 72h 76h 7Ch 7Eh 80h 81h 82h 83h 84h 85h 86h 87h 88h 89h 8Ah 8Bh 2-2-3-1 2-1-2-3
POST Routine Description Check ROM copyright notice Check video configuration against CMOS Initialize PCI bus and devices Initialize all video adapters in system QuietBoot start (optional) Shadow video BIOS ROM Display BIOS copyright notice Display CPU type and speed Initialize EISA board Test keyboard Set key click if enabled Test for unexpected interrupts Initialize POST display service Display prompt Press F2 to enter SETUP Disable CPU cache Test RAM between 512 and 640 KB Test extended memory Test extended memory address lines Jump to User Patch1 Configure advanced cache registers Initialize Multi Processor APIC Enable external and CPU caches Setup System Management Mode (SMM) area Display external L2 cache size Load custom defaults (optional) Display shadow-area message Display possible high address for UMB recovery Display error messages Check for configuration errors Check for keyboard errors Set up hardware interrupt vectors Initialize coprocessor if present Disable onboard Super I/O ports and IRQs Late POST device initialization Detect and install external RS232 ports Configure non-MCD IDE controllers Detect and install external parallel ports Initialize PC-compatible PnP ISA devices Re-initialize onboard I/O ports Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices (optional) Initialize BIOS Area Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs) Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area Test and initialize PS/2 mouse

Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message

LCD-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error LCD backlight doesn't work LCD is too dark LCD brightness cannot be adjusted LCD contrast cannot be adjusted Action in Sequence Enter BIOS Utility to execute Load Setup Default Settings, then reboot system. Reconnect the LCD connectors. Keyboard (if contrast and brightness function key doesn't work). LCD inverter ID LCD cable LCD inverter LCD System board Unreadable LCD screen Missing pels in characters Abnormal screen Wrong color displayed Reconnect the LCD connector LCD inverter ID LCD cable LCD inverter LCD System board LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines displayed. LCD inverter ID LCD inverter LCD cable LCD System board
Indicator-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error Indicator incorrectly remains off or on, but system runs correctly Inverter board System board Action in Sequence Reconnect the inverter board

Power-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error Power shuts down during operation Action in Sequence Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See Power System Check on page 73. Battery pack Power adapter Hard drive & battery connection board System board The system doesnt power-on. Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See Power System Check on page 73. Battery pack Power adapter Hard drive & battery connection board System board The system doesnt power-off. Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See Power System Check on page 73. Hold and press the power switch for more than 4 seconds. System board
Symptom / Error Battery cant be charged Battery pack System board Action in Sequence See Check the Battery Pack on page 75.

PCMCIA-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error System cannot detect the PC Card (PCMCIA) PCMCIA slot pin is damaged. PCMCIA slot assembly System board PCMCIA slot assembly Action in Sequence

Memory-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error Memory count (size) appears different from actual size. Action in Sequence Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute Load Default Settings, then reboot system. DIMM System board

Speaker-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error In Windows, multimedia programs, no sound comes from the computer. Audio driver Speaker System board Internal speakers make noise or emit no sound. Speaker System board Action in Sequence
Power Management-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error The system will not enter hibernation Action in Sequence See Save to Disk (S4) on page 45. Keyboard (if control is from the keyboard) Hard disk drive System board The system doesn't enter hibernation mode and four short beeps every minute. Press Fn+oand see if the computer enters hibernation mode. Touchpad Keyboard Hard disk connection board Hard disk drive System board The system doesnt enter standby mode after closing the LCD See Save to Disk (S4) on page 45. LCD cover switch System board The system doesn't resume from hibernation mode. See Save to Disk (S4) on page 45. Hard disk connection board Hard disk drive System board The system doesn't resume from standby mode after opening the LCD. See Save to Disk (S4) on page 45. LCD cover switch System board


Technical specifications

System TypeNotebook
Built-in DevicesStereo speakers, wireless LAN antenna
Width14.4 in
Depth10.8 in
Height1.7 in
Weight6.2 lbs
LocalizationUnited States
ProcessorIntel Pentium T2330 / 1.6 GHz
Multi-Core TechnologyDual-Core
64-bit ComputingYes
Data Bus Speed533 MHz
Chipset TypeMobile Intel GM965 Express
Cache Memory
TypeL2 cache
Installed Size1 MB
Installed Size1 GB / 4 GB (max)
TechnologyDDR2 SDRAM - 667 MHz
Form FactorSO DIMM 200-pin
Configuration Features2 x 512 MB
Hard Drive120 GB
Optical Storage
TypeDVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - integrated
Read Speed24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD±R DL)
Write Speed24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)
Rewrite Speed16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Card Reader
Type5 in 1 card reader
Supported Flash Memory CardsSD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card
Display Type15.4" TFT
Max Resolution1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
Widescreen DisplayYes
Color Support24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Graphics Processor / VendorIntel GMA X3100 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0
Max Allocated RAM Size358 MB
Audio OutputSound card
Compliant StandardsDirectSound, Dolby Home Theater
Audio InputMicrophone
Notebook Camera
Camera TypeIntegrated
Input Device(s)
TypeKeyboard, touchpad, 4-way scroll button
ModemFax / modem
Max Transfer Rate56 Kbps
Protocols & SpecificationsITU V.92
FeaturesWake on Ring
NetworkingNetwork adapter
Wireless LAN SupportedYes
Wireless NICAcer InviLink 802.11b/g
Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
FeaturesAcer SignalUp
Compliant StandardsIEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slots Total (Free)2 ( 0 ) x memory 1 ( 1 ) x ExpressCard/54
Interfaces1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x audio - SPDIF output/headphones/line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5 mm 1 x audio - line-in - mini-phone 3.5 mm 1 x display / video - S-video output 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A
FeaturesWake on LAN
Power DeviceExternal
Voltage RequiredAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Technology6-cell lithium ion
Installed Qty1
Run Time (Up To)3 hour(s)
Operating System / Software
OS ProvidedMicrosoft Windows Vista Home Premium
SoftwareAdobe Acrobat Reader, Acer Launch Manager, NTI CD-Maker (OEM), Acer GridVista, Acer Arcade, CyberLink PowerProducer (OEM), Acer Empowering Technology, Norton Internet Security (OEM), Acer GameZone
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support1 year warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - parts and labor - 1 year Traveler warranty - 1 year
Universal Product Identifiers
Part NumberLX.ALA0X.111



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