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Acer Aspire 5610ZAcer America Aspire 5610Z Acer Aspire Dual-Core 1.73GHz 1GB 160GB dvd±rw 15.4" Vista
acer mobile computing! this acer as5610-2089 notebook, part of the aspire 5610z series, is powered by an intel pentium dual-core t2080 1.73 ghz processor and 1 gb ddr2 ram for superior multi-tasking! the 160 gb hard drive provides ample storage capac

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Brand: Acer America
Part Number: Aspire 5610Z

 

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Comments to date: 9. Page 1 of 1. Average Rating:
j2u 3:05am on Monday, October 25th, 2010 
This Acer computer was purchased at Best Buy. It was by far the cheapest machine for the available features.
FSapp 4:50pm on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 
Acer Laptop This product is acceptable for a midrange laptop. The hard drive is certainly larger than others and that was a selling point for me.
alkaatibu 2:47am on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 
So far so good, would buy it again if for some reason I needed another. Great product for the money your going to spend.
greycloack 4:28am on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 
Top Class PC This is a great spec laptop for a bargain price. It connects to my wireless network without a fuss and has been 100% reliable. RE: Drivers I never knew that the drivers that came with Vista Premium were not the best drivers. RE: Drivers I never knew that the drivers that came with Vista Premium were not the best drivers. Windows Vista this is such a good laptop. ive had mine since february. and it performs well on the vista platform.

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azo313 3:05am on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 
Shown here is not the Acer Aspire 5613AWLMi as the Aspire 5613AWLMi (5610 series) does not have a built-in webcam and the picture here clearly shows a... So far I have had no problems with this laptop.
milikich 4:27am on Monday, May 24th, 2010 
Purchased this notebook through best buy about six months ago. It came with windows vista at the time and worked great at first.
rkutai 10:39am on Friday, May 14th, 2010 
The Acer Intel core duo processor T2300 (1. Easliy storable, good battery life, Vista capable None that i can think off
aozkaya 2:09pm on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 
The first thing I did with this notebook was rip the ram and HD out and upgraded to 3gb ram and a 200gb 7200 RPM travelstar and added the bluetooth.
BjoKa 5:48am on Sunday, April 4th, 2010 
Connections are great too. People think Acer are a basic computer manufacturer, I can honestly say this isn't the case!

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To turn the power off, do any of the following: Use the Windows shutdown command Click on Start, Turn Off Computer, then click on Turn Off. Use the power button You can also shut down the computer by closing the display cover, or by pressing the sleep hotkey <Fn> + <F4>.
Note: If you cannot power off the computer normally, press and hold the power button for more than four seconds to shut down the computer. If you turn off the computer and want to turn it on again, wait at least two seconds before powering up.
Taking care of your computer
Your computer will serve you well if you take care of it.
Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it near sources of heat, such as a radiator. Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0 C (32 F) or above 50 C (122 F). Do not subject the computer to magnetic fields. Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture. Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer. Do not subject the computer to heavy shock or vibration. Do not expose the computer to dust or dirt. Never place objects on top of the computer. Do not slam the computer display when you close it. Never place the computer on uneven surfaces.
Taking care of your AC adapter
Here are some ways to take care of your AC adapter:
Do not connect the adapter to any other device. Do not step on the power cord or place heavy objects on top of it. Carefully route the power cord and any cables away from foot traffic. When unplugging the power cord, do not pull on the cord itself but pull on the plug. The total ampere ratings of the equipment plugged in should not exceed the ampere rating of the cord if you are using an extension cord. Also, the total current rating of all equipment plugged into a single wall outlet should not exceed the fuse rating.
Taking care of your battery pack
Here are some ways to take care of your battery pack:
Use only batteries of the same kind as replacements. Turn the power off before removing or replacing batteries. Do not tamper with batteries. Keep them away from children. Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if possible.

Cleaning and servicing

When cleaning the computer, follow these steps: 3 Turn off the computer and remove the battery pack. Disconnect the AC adapter. Use a soft, moist cloth. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. the computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged; the computer does not operate normally

For more information, press the < > key to launch the Empowering Technology menu, then click on the appropriate utility and select the Help function.
Acer eDataSecurity Management
Acer eDataSecurity Management is a handy file 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 and easy data encryption/decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for MSN Messenger and Microsoft Outlook. There are two passwords that can be used to encrypt/decrypt a file: the supervisor password and the file-specific password. The supervisor password is a "master" password that can decrypt any file on your system; the file-specific password is assigned when you encrypt each individual file. The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a supervisor password and default file-specific password. This file-specific password will be used to encrypt files by default, or you can choose to enter your own file-specific password when encrypting a file.
Note: The password used 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 a security utility that allows you to lock up your removable data, optical and floppy drives to ensure that data can't be stolen while your notebook is unattended.
Removable data 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 disk drives that can be mounted as a file system when plugged into the system. Optical drive devices includes any kind of CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drives. Floppy disk drives 3.5-inch disks only.
To activate Acer eLock Management, a password must be set first. Once set, you may apply locks to any of the three kinds of devices. Lock(s) will immediately be set without any reboot necessary, and will remain locked after rebooting, until unlocked. If you do not set a password, Acer eLock Management will reset back to the initial status with all locks removed.
Note: If you lose your password, there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your notebook or taking your notebook to an Acer Customer Service Center. Be sure to remember or write down your password.
Acer ePerformance Management
Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of your Acer notebook. It provides you with the following options to enhance overall system performance:

Acer ePower Management

Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface. To launch it, select Acer ePower Management from the Empowering Technology interface, or double-click the Acer ePower Management icon in the task tray.

AC mode

The default setting is "Maximum Performance." You can adjust CPU speed, LCD brightness and other settings, or click on buttons to turn the following functions on/off: Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, CardBus, Memory Card, Audio, and Wired LAN.

DC mode

To suit your usage, there are four pre-defined profiles Entertainment, Presentation, Word Processing, and Maximum Battery. Or, you can define up to three of your own profiles.

Create new power scheme

5 Assign a name for the new scheme. Choose existing scheme to use as a template. Select whether used for mains (AC) or battery mode. Choose which power options best fit your needs, then click OK. The new profile will appear on the main screen.

Battery status

For real-time battery life estimates based on current usage, refer to the panel on the lower left-hand side of the window.
You can also click "Advanced Settings" to:
Set alarms. Re-load factory defaults. Select what actions will be taken when the cover is closed, and set passwords for accessing the system after Hibernation or Standby. View information about Acer ePower Management.
Acer ePresentation Management
Acer ePresentation Management lets you select from two of the most common projector resolutions: XGA and SVGA.

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.

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Front view
Item Display screen Keyboard Touchpad Click buttons (left, center and right)
Description Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output. For entering data into your 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.
# 7 Item Palmrest Microphone TV/media/ volume buttons Easy-launch buttons Status indicators Power button Description Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. Internal microphone for sound recording. For use with Acer Arcade and other media playing programs. Buttons for launching frequently used programs. See "Easy-launch buttons" on page 20 for more details. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. Turns the computer on and off.

System memory

256/512 MB of DDR2 533/677 MHz memory, upgradeable to 2 GB using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support)

Display and graphics

15.4" WXGA 200-nit Acer CrystalBrite highbrightness TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista 15.4" WXGA color TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista 15" XGA color TFT LCD, 1024 x 768 pixel resolution NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 graphics with 64/128 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, supporting NVIDIA PowerMizer 6.0
Intel 945GM integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 and up to 128 MB of shared memory, supporting Microsoft DirectX 9.0
16.7 million colors Dual independent display support Simultaneous LCD and CRT display, with LCD panel refresh rate at 70 Hz MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability

Storage subsystem

60/80/100/120 GB ATA/100 hard disk drive Optical drive options: 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer 8X DVD-Dual double-layer 24X DVD/CD-RW combo 358 (W) x 269 (D) x 29.8/33.8 (H) mm 2.94 kg (6.48 lbs.) for 15" LCD model 2.98 kg (6.57 lbs.) for 15.4" LCD model ACPI 1.0b CPU power management standard: supports Standby and Hibernation power-saving modes 71 W 2400 mAh Li-ion battery pack (8-cell) or 44 W 2000 mAh Li-ion battery pack (6-cell) Acer QuicCharge technology: 80% charge in 1 hour 2-hour rapid charge 2.5-hour charge-in-use

Dimensions and weight

Power subsystem

Input devices

2.5-hour rapid charge; 3.5-hour charge-in-use 3-pin 90 W AC adapter 88-/89-key Acer FineTouch keyboard Touchpad with 4-way scroll button 12 function keys Four easy-launch buttons Two front-access LED-buttons: WLAN, Bluetooth Audio system with two built-in speakers Intel High-Definition audio support Sound Blaster Pro and MS Sound compatible S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers

Communication

WLAN: integrated Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a/b/g) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED solution, supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology

Media keys

WPAN: Bluetooth Modem: 56K ITU V.92 with PTT approval; Wake-on-Ring ready LAN: PCI Express gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready TV key Volume Up/Down keys Play/Pause button Stop button Forward/Next button Backward/Previous button PC Card slot (one Type II) Four USB 2.0 ports Consumer infrared (CIR) port External display (VGA) port Headphones/speaker/line-out port with S/PDIF support Microphone/line-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port Modem (RJ-11) port DC-in jack for AC adapter Kensington lock slot BIOS user and supervisor passwords

I/O interface

Security

Software

Options and accessories

Acer Empowering Technology (eDataSecurity / eLock / ePerformance / eRecovery / eSettings / eNet / ePower / ePresentation Management) Acer Arcade Acer GridVista Acer Launch Manager Acer System Recovery CD Norton AntiVirus Adobe Reader CyberLink Power Producer NTI CD-Maker Acer Bluetooth VoIP phone 512 MB or 1 GB DDR2 533/667 MHz soDIMM modules 8-cell Li-ion battery pack 3-pin 90 W AC adapter External USB floppy disk drive 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 Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) ACPI 1.0b Mobile PC 2002 DMI 2.0

Environment

System compliance

Warranty

One-year International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
Note: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.

Indicators

The computer has seven easy-to-read status indicators, including four on the front panel.
The power, battery and wireless communication status indicators are visible even when the LCD display is closed. Icon Function HDD Caps Lock Num Lock Bluetooth Wireless LAN Power Battery Description Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's batttery status.
1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light shows green when in AC mode.

Easy-launch buttons

Located above the keyboard are four buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are: mail, Web browser, Empowering Key < one user-programmable button. > and
Press < > to run the Acer Empowering Technology. Please see "Acer Empowering Technology" on page 1. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. See "Launch Manager" on page 32.

Easy-launch button

Default application Acer Empowering Technology (user-programmable)

Web browser Mail

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

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.
Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray
Press the drive eject button to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is on.
Insert a clip to the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is off.
Using a computer security lock
The notebook comes with a Kensington-compatible security slot for a security lock.
Wrap the computer security lock cable around an immovable object such as a table or handle of a locked drawer. Insert the lock into the notch and turn the key to secure the lock. Some keyless models are also available.
The computer comes with 32-bit Intel High-Definition audio, and built-in stereo speakers.

Adjusting the volume

Adjusting the volume on the computer is as easy as pressing some buttons. See "Hotkeys" on page 26 for more information on adjusting the speaker volume.
Using the system utilities
Note: The system utilities work under Microsoft Windows XP only.
Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible)
Note: This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual monitor feature of your 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 simple to set up: 3 Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each display from the taskbar. Drag and drop each window into the appropriate grid. Enjoy the convenience of a well-organized desktop.

Settings

There are settings in Acer Arcade that allow you to fine-tune its performance to suit your machine and your personal preferences. To access Settings, click on this icon located on the upper-right hand corner of the main page.
Click Acer Arcade Help for comprehensive help on each Arcade mode. In Display Settings: Use the "Screen Ratio" option to choose between standard (4:3) or widescreen (16:9) display when watching movies. The "4:3 Movie Display Type" option allows you to select between "CinemaVision" or "Letterbox" mode.
Acer CinemaVision is a nonlinear video stretching technology that produces minimal distortion in the center of the picture. The Letterbox option displays widescreen movie content in its original aspect ratio and adds black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
"Color profile" allows you to choose between "Original" or "ClearVision."
Acer ClearVision is a video enhancement technology that detects video content and dynamically adjusts the brightness/contrast/saturation levels so that you do not need to change the color settings if the movie you are watching contains scenes that are overly dark or too bright.
40 In Audio Settings: Use "Speaker Environment" to choose between "Headphones," "SPDIF," "2" or more speakers depending on your audio equipment. "Output Mode" should be set to "Stereo" if you are listening to speakers, "Dolby Surround," or "Virtual Surround Sound" if you are using headphones.
Note: If your speakers are not capable of outputting low-frequency signals, it is recommended that you do not select Virtual Surround Sound, in order to avoid damaging your speakers. Click Run Setup Wizard to change your original startup settings. Click About Acer Arcade to open a page with version and copyright information. Click Restore Default Settings to return the Acer Arcade settings to their default values.

Arcade controls

When watching video clips, movies or slide shows at full screen, two pop-up control panels are shown when you move the pointer. They automatically disappear after several seconds. The "Navigation Controls" panel appears at the top and the "Player Controls" panel appears at the bottom of the screen.

Navigation controls

To return to the Arcade home page, click the Home button in the upper-left corner of the window. To go up one folder level while searching for content, click Up one level. To return to the previous screen, click the red arrow. The buttons in the upper right (minimize, maximize, close) have standard PC behaviors. To quit Arcade, click the Close button in the upper right corner of the window.

Player controls

At the bottom of the window, the player controls used for video, slide shows, TV, movies and music are shown. The group on the left provides standard playback controls (play, pause, stop, etc.). The group on the right controls volume (mute and volume up/down).

Note: When playing DVDs and watching TV, there are additional controls added to the right of the volume controls. These are discussed in more detail in the Cinema and TV sections of this guide.

Virtual keyboard

Whenever you are required to enter search information, or name a file, DVD or folder, you can use the onscreen virtual keyboard. You can quickly enter the information you need using the mouse, cursor keys or keyboard.

Background mode

With Acer Arcade you can continue listening to music or watching Live TV while you perform certain other functions. TV, video and music will continue playing in a small window located in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. You can press the stop button on the remote or click the onscreen stop icon to stop the playback at anytime.

Cinema

If your computer came with a DVD drive, you can play movies from DVDs and video CDs (VCDs) with the Cinema function of Acer Arcade. This player has the features and controls of a typical DVD player. When you insert a disk into the DVD drive, the movie begins playing automatically. To control the movie, the pop-up player control panel appears at the bottom of the window when you move the pointer. If more than one optical drive contains a playable disk, click the Cinema button on the Home page to open the Cinema content page, then select the disk you'd like to watch from the list on the right. When viewing DVDs, the following special controls are added to the pop-up panel:
DVD Menu Subtitles Language Snapshot Angle
The disk currently playing will be shown in the area above the list of drives. This page is also displayed when you press the Stop button during a movie. The buttons on the left side allow you to resume the movie from the point it was stopped, restart the movie from the beginning, jump to the DVD menu, eject the disk, or go to the "DVD Settings" page.
To access the settings for Cinema, first click the "Settings" button on the main menu, and then click on Cinema. This allows you to change "Video" and "Language"settings. The "Settings" control the audio and subtitle output of DVDs. "Subtitles" selects the default subtitle language for DVDs when available. The factory setting is "Off." "Closed Captions" turns on the closed captions on DVDs. This function displays captions encoded in the video signal that describe onscreen action and dialog for the hearing impaired. The factory setting is "Off." "Audio" selects the default language for DVD titles. "Display Upon Mute" lets you choose whether to turn on the subtitles or captions when you mute the sound for any reason.

Acer Arcade lets you view digital photos individually or as a slide show, from any available drive on your computer. Click the Album button on the Arcade Home page to show the Album main page.
The content area on the right shows both individual pictures and folders. Click on a folder to open it. To view a slide show, open the folder containing the pictures you wish to view, then click Play Slide Show. The slide show is played at full screen. Use the pop-up control panel to control the slide show. You can also view a single picture by clicking on it. This opens the picture at full screen. You can then use the onscreen player controls to zoom in and out, and to pan in four directions.

Editing Pictures

Choose "Edit," and you can "Rotate," "Remove Red Eye," and "Auto Fix" (optimize the brightness and contrast) pictures to improve the appearance of your images.

Slide Show settings

To change Slide Show settings, click the Advanced button on the Album page and select "Settings." "Slide Duration" determines how long each slide is shown before automatically advancing to the next picture in the slide show. "Slide Show Transition" sets the style of transition used between pictures; you can choose between Motion, Cell, Fade, Random, Wipe, Slide, Page and None modes.
44 To add background music to a slide show, click on the "Slide Show Music" option. The Slide Show Music page will ask you to choose music from your personal music library. Click Load Default Settings to return your settings to their default values.
To open the Video function, click Video on the Arcade Home page.
Note: The Video feature is designed to play back many different kinds of video formats. Refer to the Video help section for a full list of compatible formats. If you want to watch a DVD or VCD, use the "Cinema" function.

Playing a video file

Click Play to watch video files. The Video page shows the video files in the content area on the right side. They are organized by folders and a thumbnail image shows the first frame of each video. To play a video file, click on it. The video will play at full screen. The pop-up control panel will appear at the bottom of the screen when you move the mouse. To return to the Video page, click Stop.

Warning! Please make sure that the cable you use is appropriate for the country in which you are working.

Built-in network feature

The built-in network feature allows you to connect your computer to an Ethernet-based network. To use the network feature, connect an Ethernet cable from the Ethernet (RJ-45) port on the chassis of the computer to a network jack or hub on your network.
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
The USB 2.0 port is a high-speed serial bus which allows you to connect USB peripherals without taking up precious system resources.

PC Card slot

The Type II PC Card slot of the computer accepts PC Cards that enhance the usability and expandability of the computer. These cards should have a PC Card logo on them. PC Cards (formerly PCMCIA) are add-on cards for portable computers, giving you expansion possibilities long afforded by desktop PCs. Popular PC Cards include flash, fax/data modem, wireless LAN and SCSI cards. CardBus improves on the 16-bit PC card technology by expanding the bandwidth to 32 bits.
Note: Refer to your card's manual for details on how to install and use the card, and its functions.

Inserting a PC Card

Insert the card into the slot and make the proper connections (e.g., network cable), if necessary. See your card manual for details.

Ejecting a PC Card

Before ejecting a PC Card: 3 Exit the application using the card. Left-click on the PC Card icon on the taskbar and stop the card operation. Press the slot eject button to pop out the eject button; then press it again to eject the card.

Installing memory

Follow these steps to install memory: 3 Turn off the computer, unplug the AC adapter (if connected) and remove the battery pack. Then turn the computer over to access its base. Remove the screws from the memory cover; then lift up and remove the memory cover. (a) Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot, then (b) gently press it down until it clicks into place.
Replace the memory cover and secure it with the screw. Reinstall the battery pack, and reconnect the AC adapter. Turn on the computer.
The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total memory size. Please consult a qualified technician or contact your local Acer dealer.

Acer eRecovery Management is a tool to quickly backup and restore the system. You can create and save a backup of the current system configuration to hard disk, CD or DVD. Acer eRecovery Management consists of the following functions: 5 Create backup Restore from backup Create factory default image CD, or burn bundled software to an application CD Re-install bundled software without CD Change Acer eRecovery Management password
This chapter will guide you through each process.
Note: This feature is only available on certain models. For systems that do not have a built-in optical disk burner, plug in an external USB or IEEE 1394-compatible optical disk burner before entering Acer eRecovery Management for optical disk-related tasks.

Create backup

You can create and save backup images to hard disk, CD or DVD. Boot to Windows XP Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility. Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros. In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery settings and click Next. In the Recovery settings window, select Backup snapshot image and click Next. Select the backup method. a b 7 Use Backup to HDD to store the backup disk image on drive D:. Backup to optical device to store the backup image on CD or DVD.
After choosing the backup method, click Next.
Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

Restore from backup

You can restore backups previously created (as stated in the Create backup section) from hard disk, CD or DVD. 5 Boot to Windows XP. Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility. Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros. In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery actions and click Next. Select the desired restore action and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the restore process.
Note: The "Restore C:" item is enabled only if there is a user backup stored on the hard disk (D:\). Please refer to the Create backup section.
Create factory default image CD
When the System CD and Recovery CD are not available, you can create them by using this feature. 7 Boot to Windows XP. Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility. Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros. In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery settings and click Next. In the Recovery settings window, select Burn image to disk and click Next. In the Burn image to disk window, select 1. Factory default image or 2. Application CD and click Next. Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.
Note: Select 1. Factory default image when you want to burn a bootable disk that contains your computer's entire operating system as it was delivered to you from the factory. If you wish to have a disk that will allow you to browse the contents and install selected drivers and applications, select 2. Application CD this disk will not be bootable.

Modem notices

Notice for USA
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. Located on the modem is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC Registration Number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this equipment. Upon request, you must provide this information to your telephone company. If your telephone equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may discontinue your service temporarily. If possible, they will notify you in advance. But, if advance notice is not practical, you will be notified as soon as possible. You will also be informed of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.
Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the proper functioning of your equipment. If they do, you will be notified in advance to give you an opportunity to maintain uninterrupted telephone service. If this equipment should fail to operate properly, disconnect the equipment from the phone line to determine if it is causing the problem. If the problem is with the equipment, discontinue use and contact your dealer or vendor.
Caution: To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger UL Listed or CSA Certified Telecommunication Line Cord.

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.

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Aspire 5610/TravelMate 4200 Series Service Guide
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Revision History
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Conventions

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.

WARNING

CAUTION

IMPORTANT

Preface
Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information. 1. This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION decided for Acer's "global" product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e.g. add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability). These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be covered in this generic service guide. In such cases, please contact your regional offices or the responsible personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details. 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

Features

Below is a brief summary of the computers many feature:

Platform and memroy

Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology, featuring: Intel CoreTM Duo processor T2300/T2400/T2500/T2600 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.66/1.83/2/2.16GHz, 667 MHz FSB) Intel 945GM/945PM+ICH7M Integrated Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a/b/g) Wi-Fi CERTIFIEDTM solution, supporting Acer SignalUpTM wireless technology 256/512 MB of DDR2 533/677 MHz memory, upgradeable to 2 GB using two so DIMM modules (dual-channel support )

Display and graphics

15.4 WXGA color TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVistaTM 15 XGA color TFT LCD, 1024x 768 pixel resolution NVIDIA GeForceTM Go 7300 (72MV) graphics with 64/128 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, supporting NVIDIA TurboCacheTM technology with up to 128 MB of additional dynamically shared system memory, Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and PCI Express 16.7 million colors Intel 945GM integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 and up to 128 MB of dynamically shared system memory, supporing Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and PCI Expresst Dual independent display support MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability

Storage subsystem

80/100/120 GB ATA/100 hard disk drive Optical drive options:

Acer Mode

The default setting is Maximum Performance. You can adjust CPU speed, LCD brightness and other settings, or click on buttons to turn the following functions on/off: Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, CardBus, Memory Card, Audio, and Wired LAN.

DC Mode

To suit your usage, there are four pre-defined profiles - Entertainment, Presentation, Word Processing, and Maximum Battery. Or, you can define up to three of your own profiles.

Create new power scheme

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Assign a name for the new scheme. Choose existing scheme to use as a template. Select whether used for mains (AC) or batery mode. Choose which power options best fit your needs, then click OK. The new profile will appear on the main screen.

Battery status

For real-time battery life estimates based on current usage, referto the panel on the lower left-hand side of the window.
You can also click Advanced Settings to: Set alarms. Re-load factory defaults. Select what actions will be taken when the cover is closed, and set passwords for accessing the system after Hibernation or Standby. View information about Acer ePower Management.
Acer ePresentation Management
Acer ePresentation Management lets you select from two of the most common projector resolutions: XGA and SVGA.
Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Processor

Item CPU type Core logic CPU package CPU core voltage
Specification Intel Core Duo processor T2300/T2400/T2500/T2600 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.66/1.83/2/2.16GHz, 667 MHz FSB) Intel 945GM/945PM+ICH7-M

FCBGA-1466

Item BIOS vendor BIOS Version BIOS ROM type BIOS ROM size BIOS package Supported protocols Phneoix V1.10 512K Flash ROM 1MB Flash BIOS 32-pin PLCC ACPI 1.0b/2.0/3.0, PCI2.2, System/HDD Password Security Control, INT 13h Extensions, PnP 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.4, BIOS Boot Specification (Compaq, Phoenix, INtel), Simple Boot Flag 1.0, Boot Block, PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification,USB 1.1/2.0, PC Card 95, IrDA 1.0, Intel AC97 CNR Specification, WfM 2.0, PXE 2.1, Boot Integrity Service Application Program Interface (BIS) 1.0, PC99a and Mobile PC2001 Compliant, Intel (R) SpeedStep Technology, Legacy 1394 Device support, DMI 2.0, PS/2 keyboard and mouse Set by setup manual Specification

BIOS password control

Second Level Cache
Item Cache controller Cache size 1st level cache control 2st level cache control Cache scheme control Built-in CPU 2MB for Intel Pentium M 945GM/945PM Processor Always enabled Always enabled Fixed in write-back Specification

System Memory

Performance Specifications 2048KB ATA/ATAPI-6; ATA-8192KB ATA/ATAPI-6; ATA-8192KB ATA/ATA-6; ATA-6 350
100 MB/Sec. Ultra DMA mode-5
DC Power Requirements 5V(DC) +/- 5% 5V(DC) +/- 5% 5V(DC) +/- 5%

Combo Drive Interface

Item Vendor & model name Performance Specification Transfer rate (KB/sec) Buffer Memory Interface Applicable disc format DVD/CDRW HLDS GCC-4244N With CD Diskette Sustained: Max 3.6Mbytes/sec 2MB Enhanced IDE(ATAPI) compatible DVD: DVD-ROM, (DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18),DVD-R (read, single border), DVD-RW, DVD-RAM (2.6GB, 4.7GB) CD: CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-R, CD-RW Photo (Multisession) Video CD, CD-Extra, (CD+), CD-test Loading mechanism Load: Manual Release: (a) Electrical Release (Release Button) (b) Release by ATAPI command (c) Emergency Release Power Requirement Input Voltage 5 V +/- 5 % (Operating) With DVD Diskette Sustained: Max 10.8Mbytes/sec Specification

DVD-Dual Interface

Item Vendor & model name Performance Specification Transfer rate (KB/sec) Buffer Memory Interface Applicable disc format LITEON SOSW-833S PIONEER DVR-K16RA 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) Loading mechanism Load: Manual Release: (a) Electrical Release (Release Button) (b) Release by ATAPI command (c) Emergency Release Power Requirement Input Voltage 5 V +/- 5 % (Operating) With DVD Diskette Sustained: Max 10.8Mbytes/sec Specification

HD Audio Interface

Item Audio Controller ALC883 Specification
Item Audio onboard or optional Mono or Stereo Resolution Built-in Stereo Wide range (V80dB ~ +42dB) volume control with 1.5dB resolution of analog to analog mixer gain 16 bit stereo digital to analog converter 16 bit stereo analog to digital converter Compatibility Mixed sound source Voice channel Sampling rate HD Audio Line-in, CD 8/16-bit, mono/stereo All DACs support 44.1k/48k/96k/192kHz sample rate All ADCs support 44.1k/48k/96kHz sample rate 16/20/24-bit S/PDIF-OUT supports 44.1k/48k/96k/192kHz sample rate 16/20/24-bit S/PDIF-IN supports 44.1k/48k/96kHz sample rate Internal microphone Internal speaker / Quantity Yes Yes/2 Specification

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
Viewing Angle (degree) Horizontal: Right/Left Vertial: Upper/Lower Temperature Range( C) Operating Storage (shipping) 0 to +50 -25 to +to +50 -20 to +60 45/45 15/35 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 Adaptor

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

System Power Management

ACPI mode Mech. Off (G3) Soft Off (G2/S5) Working (G0/S0) Suspend to RAM (S3) Power Management All devices in the system are turned off completely. OS initiated shutdown. All devices in the system are turned off completely. Individual devices such as the CPU and hard disc may be power managed in this state. CPU set power down VGA Suspend PCMCIA Suspend Audio Power Down Hard Disk Power Down CD-ROM Power Down Super I/O Low Power mode Save to Disk (S4) Also called Hibernation Mode. System saves all system states and data onto the disc prior to power off the whole system.

Chapter 2

System Utilities BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computers BIOS (Basic Input/ Output System). Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run Setup. Please also refer to Chapter 4 Troubleshooting when problem arises. To activate the BIOS Utility, press m during POST (when Press <F2> to enter Setup message is prompted on the bottom of screen). Press m to enter setup. The default parameter of F12 Boot Menu is set to disabled. If you want to change boot device without entering BIOS Setup Utility, please set the parameter to enabled. Press <F12> during POST to enter multi-boot menu. In this menu, user can change boot device without entering BIOS SETUP Utility.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit

CPU Type : CPU Speed :

Genunie Intel (R) CPU 1.66GHz
HDD Model Name : HDD Serial Number : ATAPI Model Name : None ATAPI Serial Number : None BIOS Version: VGA BIOS Ver Serial Number Asset Tag Number Produce Name Manufacturer Name: UUID: V1.10 Intel VByte xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx N/A TravelMate 4200 Acer xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 32 Byte 16 Byte 16 Byte 32 Byte

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: 44 Chapter 2
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.

Changing a Password

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. 5. 6.

Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. Press e. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to Set. If desired, you can enable the Password on boot parameter. When you are done, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
If the verification is OK, the screen will display as following.
The password setting is complete after the user presses u. If the current password entered does not match the actual current password, the screen will show you the Setup Warning.
If the new password and confirm new password strings do not match, the screen will display the following message.
This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the distette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM in module bay.
Boot priority order: 1: IDE 0: TOSHIBA MK6025GAS-(PM) 2: IDE 1: MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ-845S 3: IDE 2: 4: USB FDD: 5: PCI LAN: Broadcom MBA 6: USB HDD: 7: USB KEY: 8: USB CDROM:
Use <> or <> to select a device devices, then press <F6> to move it up the list, or <F5> to move it down the list. Press <Esc> to escape the menu.
The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use.
Item Specific Help Exit Saving Changes Exit Disarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.
The table below describes the parameters in this screen.

Battery Pack

D*5 F*1

Thermal Door

Mimi Cover

HDD Door

B*1 D*1

System Fan

ODD Module

Memory

HDD Bracket

Thermal Module

Middle Cover
C*2 LCD hinges to logic D*2 LCD hinges to logic C*2 on bottom side

LCD Module

C*8 upper case assembly to lower case assembly on bottom side C*2 upper case assembly to lower case assembly on upper side

Lower Case Assembly

Upper Case Assembly

Modem Board

Switch Board (for AS models)
Media Board (for AS models)

Touchpad Bracket

Main Board Touchpad

Touchpad FFC

Lower Case

Speaker Set

LCD Bezel
G*1 for 15" G*2 for 15.4"

LCD Panel

LCD Assembly

G*2 for 15.4"

Wireless Antenna Set

LCD Cable

F*8 (4 on left; 4 on right) LCD Bracket Sets

Screw List

Item A B C D E F G H I Description SCREW M2.5*3(NL) SCREW M2.5*6(NL) SCREW M2.5*10(NL) SCREW M2.5*15(NL) SCREW M2*2.2 SCREW M2*3(NL) SCREW M2*4 SCREW M3*4(NL) SCREW D-SUB 4#X40* 1/5-NI (NL) Part Number 86.TAVV5.001 86.TAVV5.002 86.TAVV5.003 86.TAVV5.004 86.TAVV5.005 86.TAVV5.006 86.TAVV5.007 86.TAVV5.008 86.TAVV5.009
Removing the Battery Pack
1. Slide the battery latch then remove the battery.
Removing the HDD Module/Memory/System Fan/Thermal Module/ CPU/ODD Module and LCD Module

Removing the HDD Module

1. 2. Remove the two screws fastening the HDD door. Detach the HDD door from the notebook.
Pull the HDD module outwards to disconnect the HDD module from the main board. Take out the HDD module carefully.
Removing the Memory/System Fan/Thermal Module/CPU
1. 2. 3. Remove the six screws fastening the thermal door. (M2.5*15(NL) for red circle; M2*3(NL) for yellow circle) Detach the thermal door from the notebook. Pop out the memory then remove it
Use a tweezer to take out the fan cable as shown. Disconnect the fan cable from the main board.
Remove the two screws fastening the system fan. Take out the system fan from the main unit.
Remove the four screws fastening the thermal module. Then detach the thermal module carefully.
10. Use a flat-headed screwdriver to release the CPU lock (Turn anti-clockwise). 11. Detach the CPU from the CPU socket carefully.
12. Tear off the tape fastening the antenna set. 13. Then remove the antenna protection cover.
14. Remove the screw holding the mini cover. 15. Detach the mini cover from the main unit.

Removing the ODD Module

1. 2. First, remove the screw fastening the ODD module as shown. Push the ODD module outwards then remove it.

Disassembling the LCD Module
1. 2. 3. Remove the four screw caps as shown. Remove the four screws holding the LCD bezel. Then detach the LCD bezel from the LCD module.

4. 5. 6.

Remove the screw fastening the LCD inverter. Take out the LCD inverter from the LCD cover, then disconnect the LCD cable from the inverter. Disconnect the LCD power cable on the other side.

7. 8. 9.

Remove the two screws fastening the LCD assembly. Take out the LCD assembly from the LCD panel. Tear off the tape fastening the LCD cable.
10. Remove the four screws fastening the LCD right bracket. 11. Remove the LCD right bracket.
12. Remove the four screws holding the LCD left bracket. 13. Remove the LCD left bracket.
Disassembling the External Modules
Disassembling the HDD Module
1. 2. 3. Remove two screws hodling the HDD bracket on one side. Remove another two screws fastening the HDD bracket on the other side. Detach the HDD from the HDD bracket.
Disassembling the ODD Module
1. 2. Remove the three screws holding the optical bracket. Remove the optical bracket from the optical disk drive.

Chapter 4

Troubleshooting
Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. 1. 2. 3. Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible. Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating the same operation. Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which page to go to.
Symptoms (Verified) Power failure. (The power indicator does not go on or stay on.) POST does not complete. No beep or error codes are indicated. POST detects an error and displayed messages on screen. Other symptoms (i.e. LCD display problems or others). Symptoms cannot be re-created (intermittent problems).
Go To Power System Check on page 69. Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message on page 72 Undetermined Problems on page 84 Error Message List on page 73 Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message on page 72 Use the customer-reported symptoms and go to Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message on page 72 Intermittent Problems on page 83 Undetermined Problems on page 84

System Check Procedures

External Diskette Drive Check
Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is required. NOTE: Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail. Do the following to select the test device. 1. 2. 3. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. See if FDD Test is passed as the program runs to FDD Test. Follow the instructions in the message window.
If an error occurs with the internal diskette drive, reconnect the diskette connector on the system board. If the error still remains: 1. 2. 3. Reconnect the external diskette drive/DVD-ROM module. Replace the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module. Replace the main board.
External CD-ROM Drive Check
Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD-ROM. Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. The label can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive to fail. Do the following to select the test device: 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. See if CD-ROM Test is passed when the program runs to CD-ROM Test. Follow the instructions in the message window. Reconnect the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module. Replace the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module. Replace the main board.
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: Numeric keypad External keyboard 68 Chapter 4
If any of these devices do not work, reconnect the cable connector and repeat the failing operation.

Memory check

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 doagmpstotics 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 70 Check the Battery Pack on page 71
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 84.
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 71.

Check the Battery Pack

To check the battery pack, do the following: From Software: 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 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. Power off the computer. Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery terminals 1(+) and 6(ground). See the following figure

From Hardware:

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

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 69. 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 69. 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 69. 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 71.

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. Internal speakers make noise or emit no sound. Audio driver Speaker System board 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 39. 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 The system doesn't resume from hibernation mode. See Save to Disk (S4) on page 39. LCD cover switch System board See Save to Disk (S4) on page 39. 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 39. LCD cover switch System board
Symptom / Error Battery fuel gauge in Windows doesnt go higher than 90%. Action in Sequence Remove battery pack and let it cool for 2 hours. Refresh battery (continue use battery until power off, then charge battery). Battery pack System board System hangs intermittently. Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM drives. Hard disk connection board System board
Peripheral-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error System configuration does not match the installed devices. External display does not work correctly. USB does not work correctly Print problems. Action in Sequence Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute Load Default Settings, then reboot system. Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM/diskette drives. Press Fn+F5, LCD/CRT/Both display switching System board System board Ensure the Parallel Port in the Onboard Devices Configuration of BIOS Setup Utility is set to Enabled. Onboard Devices Configuration Run printer self-test. Printer driver Printer cable Printer System Board Serial or parallel port device problems. Ensure the Serial Port in the Devices Configuration of BIOS Setup Utility is set to Enabled. Device driver Device cable Device System board

Chapter 5

Jumper and Connector Locations

Chapter 6

FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) list in global configurations of Aspire 5610/ Travelmate 4200. Please refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization). Please note that WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, you should check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. For whatever reasons a part number change is made, it will not be noted on the printed Service Guide. For ACER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code from those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines. NOTE: To scrap or to return the defective parts, you should follow the local government ordinance or regulations on how to dispose it properly, or follow the rules set by your regional Acer office on how to return it.

Exploded Diagram

CATEGORY ADAPTER
PARTNAME ADAPTER 90W 3PIN DELTA ADP90SB BBAC ADAPTER 90W 3PIN LITEON PA1900-04LR ADAPTER 90W 3PIN LISHIN SLS0202C19A20LF
DESCRIPTION ADAPTER 90W 3PIN DELTA ADP90SB BBAC ADAPTER 90W 3PIN LITEON PA1900-04LR ADAPTER 90W 3PIN LISHIN SLS0202C19A20LF BATTERY LI-ION 6 CELLS 4000MAH SANYO BATTERY LI-ION 6 CELLS 4000MAH PANASONIC BATTERY LI-ION 6 CELLS 4000MAH SONY MODEM BOARD FOXCONN T60M845.02
Acer PN AP.09001.003 AP.09003.006 AP.09006.004
BATTERY BATTERY LI-ION 6 CELLS 4000MAH SANYO BATTERY LI-ION 6 CELLS 4000MAH PANASONIC BATTERY LI-ION 6 CELLS 4000MAH SONY BOARD MODEM BOARD FOXCONN T60M845.02 54.TAVV5.001 BT.00603.017 BT.00605.004 BT.00604.008
BLUETOOTH MODULE FOXCONN T60H928.00 (BRM2045)

54.TAVV5.002

MINI PCI WIRELESS BOARD 802.11 A/B/G MOW1 INTEL MM872612 MINI PCI WIRELESS BOARD 802.11 A/B/G MOW2 INTEL MM872659 MINI PCI WIRELESS BOARD 802.11 A/B/G ROW INTEL MM874511 MINI PCI WIRELESS BOARD 802.11 A/B/G JPN SWITCH BOARD W/O TV AS/TM
KI.GLN01.001 KI.GLN01.002 KI.GLN01.003 KI.GLN01.004 55.TAVV5.001

SIM BOARD W/FFC

55.TAVV5.002
INVERTER BOARD - 15 IN. INVERTER BOARD - 15.4 IN. N/A CABLE FFC CABLE - T/P TO MB EXPRESS CARD

KH.08007.013

KH.08008.027
PARTNAME KEYBOARD DARFON CHINESE TM KEYBOARD DARFON THAILAND TM KEYBOARD DARFON HEBREW TM KEYBOARD DARFON KOREA TM KEYBOARD DARFON ARABIAN TM KEYBOARD DARFON US INTERNATIONAL TM KEYBOARD DARFON RUSSIA TM KEYBOARD DARFON GREEK TM KEYBOARD DARFON CZECH REPUBLIC TM KEYBOARD DARFON UK TM KEYBOARD DARFON SWEDEN TM KEYBOARD DARFON FRENCH TM KEYBOARD DARFON PORTUGUESE TM KEYBOARD DARFON SWISS/G TM KEYBOARD DARFON DENMARK TM KEYBOARD DARFON ITALIAN TM KEYBOARD DARFON BELGIUM TM KEYBOARD DARFON GERMAN TM KEYBOARD DARFON CANADA FRANCH TM KEYBOARD DARFON NORWAY TM KEYBOARD DARFON HUNGARY TM KEYBOARD DARFON SPANISH TM KEYBOARD DARFON TURKEY TM
DESCRIPTION KEYBOARD DARFON CHINESE TM KEYBOARD DARFON THAILAND TM KEYBOARD DARFON HEBREW TM KEYBOARD DARFON KOREA TM KEYBOARD DARFON ARABIAN TM KEYBOARD DARFON US INTERNATIONAL TM KEYBOARD DARFON RUSSIA TM KEYBOARD DARFON GREEK TM KEYBOARD DARFON CZECH REPUBLIC TM KEYBOARD DARFON UK TM KEYBOARD DARFON SWEDEN TM KEYBOARD DARFON FRENCH TM KEYBOARD DARFON PORTUGUESE TM KEYBOARD DARFON SWISS/G TM KEYBOARD DARFON DENMARK TM KEYBOARD DARFON ITALIAN TM KEYBOARD DARFON BELGIUM TM KEYBOARD DARFON GERMAN TM KEYBOARD DARFON CANADA FRANCH TM KEYBOARD DARFON NORWAY TM KEYBOARD DARFON HUNGARY TM KEYBOARD DARFON SPANISH TM KEYBOARD DARFON TURKEY TM ASSY LCD MODULE 15 IN. XGA AUO (B150XG02. V4) TM FOR WIRELESS ASSY LCD MODULE 15.4 WXGA TM FOR WIRELESS MAINBOARD 945GM UMA 10/100 W/ O EXPRESS CARD, CARD READER, CPU, MEMORY
Acer PN KB.TNT07.001 KB.TNT07.003 KB.TNT07.023 TBA KB.TNT07.018 KB.TNT07.002 KB.TNT07.014 KB.TNT07.021 KB.TNT07.012 KB.TNT07.005 KB.TNT07.015 KB.TNT07.007 KB.TNT07.011 KB.TNT07.008 KB.TNT07.017 KB.TNT07.006 KB.TNT07.009 KB.TNT07.004 KB.TNT07.020 KB.TNT07.016 KB.TNT07.013 KB.TNT07.010 KB.TNT07.022 N/A N/A
LCD N/A ASSY LCD MODULE 15 IN. XGA AUO (B150XG02. V4) TM FOR WIRELESS ASSY LCD MODULE 15.4 WXGA TM FOR WIRELESS MAINBOARD MAINBOARD 945GM UMA 10/100 W/ O EXPRESS CARD, CARD READER, CPU, MEMORY MB.A9302.001
PCMCIA SLOT/PC CARD SLOT N/A MEMORY PCMCIA SOCKET PCMCIA SOCKET 22.TAVV5.001
PARTNAME MEMORY 512MB DDR II 533 NANYA NT512T64UHA1FN-37B MEMORY 512MB DDR II 533 INFINEON HYS64T64020HDL-3.7-A MEMORY 512MB DDR II 533 MICRON MT8HTF6464HDY-53EB3 MEMORY 512MB DDR II 533 SAMSUNG M470T6554CZ3-CD500 MEMORY 512MB DDR II 533 HYNIX HYMP564S64P6-C4
DESCRIPTION MEMORY 512MB DDR II 533 NANYA NT512T64UHA1FN-37B MEMORY 512MB DDR II 533 INFINEON HYS64T64020HDL-3.7-A MEMORY 512MB DDR II 533 MICRON MT8HTF6464HDY-53EB3 MEMORY 512MB DDR II 533 SAMSUNG M470T6554CZ3-CD500 MEMORY 512MB DDR II 533 HYNIX HYMP564S64P6-C4 FAN ASSY - UMA

 

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