Acer 3600/5500 user manual

User manual for the device Acer 3600/5500

Device: Acer 3600/5500
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Date of adding : 2014-11-30 17:45:39
Number of pages: 110
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Aspire 3600/5500 Series
Service Guide
Service guide files and updates are available
on the ACER/CSD web; for more information,
please refer to


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Revision History Please refer to the table below for the updates made on Aspire 3600/5500 service guide. Date Chapter Updates 2006/7/25 Chapter 2 Add removing BIOS password SOP. II

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Copyright Copyright © 2005 by Acer Incorporated. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated. Disclaimer The information in this guide is subject to change without notice. Acer Incorporated makes no r

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

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Preface Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information. 1. This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION decided for Acer's "global" product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e.g. add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability). These LOCALIZED FEATURES

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Chapter 1 System Specifications Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many feature: Platform and memroy Aspire 5500 ® TM Intel Centrino Mobile Technology, featuring: ® ® Intel Pentium M Processor 730/740/750/760/770 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.60/1.73/1.86/2/2.13 GHz, 533 MHz FSB) ® ® Intel Pentium M Processor 725 (2MB L2 cache, 1.6 GHz, 400 MHz FSB) ® Intel 915GM/PM Express chipset ® Wireless solution: integrated Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection (dual-band 802.11b/g) ® T

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DVD-Dual double layer (Aspire 3600) DVD/CD-RW combo 5-in-1 card reader (MS/MS PRO/MMC/SD/xD-Picture Card Input devices TM Acer FineTouch keyboard 84/85-key keyboard Touchpad with 4-way integrated scroll button Four easy-launch buttons ® Two front-access LED-buttons: WLAN and Bluetooth Audio Audio system with two built-in speakers MS-Sound compatible Communication Modem: 56K ITU V.90/V.92 modem with PTT approval; wake-on ring ready LAN: 10/100/ (TravelMate 3210) or gigabit Ethernet (T

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DC-in jack for AC adaptor Chapter 1 3

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System Block Diagram Thermal Sensor Intel Pentium-M/ Celeron-M CPU Micro FC-PGA Clock Generator CRT & TV-Out Conn. DDR II SODIMM 2 DDR II SODIMM 1 Daughter Card (M26P) Mobile Intel 915PM/ GM PCI-Express x16 and 910GML Express Chipset (Alviso) LVDS Conn. USB Conn. x3 USB Conn. x1 Mobile Intel 82801FB for BlueTooth ICH6-M Speaker Audio Codec Conn. BroadCOM PCMCIA & 1394 Mini-PCI LAN CardReader Con troller Amplifier Jack x2 Socket BCM4401KFB Controller TSB34AB21A / BCM5788M ENE CB7 12 MDC Conn. RJ

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Board Layout Top View SW2 SW4 SW5 SW6 SW3 SW1 JP1 JP5 JP4 JP7 JP42 JP10 SW3 Power Switch SW1 Lid Swtich JP1 Bluetooth Connector JP5 Touchpad Connector SW2 E-mail Switch JP4 Keyboard Connector SW4 Internet Browser Switch JP42 Speaker Connector SW5 Emanager Switch JP7 PCMCIA Slot SW6 User Programmable Switch JP10 Microphone Connector Chapter 1 5

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Bottom View JP13 PCN1 JP12 JP14 JP3 PJP11 JP20 JP17 JP16 JP22 JP21 JP19 JP23 JP24 JP25 JP26 JP28 JP30 JP35 JP29 JP31 JP36 JP39 IR1 U42 JP40 JP41 JP21 Fan Connector JP24 USB Port PJP11 Battery Connector JP25 USB Port JP20 CPU Socket JP30 IEEE 1394 Port JP16 LVDS Connector JP36 Card Reader Connector JP22 VGA Board Connector IR Infrared Receiver PCN1 AC-IN JP40 Headphone out/line-out Jack (support SPDIF) JP13 USB Port JP41 Mic-in Jack JP12 Reserved for Acer ezDock. No JP28 HDD

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An Aspire tour After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new TravelMate computer. Front View # Icon Item Description 1 Display screen Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output. 2 Power button Turns the computer on and off. 3 Launch keys Buttons for launching frequently used programs. See “Launch keys” section for more details. 4 Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. 5 Status indicators Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that turn on an

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Closed Front View # Icon Item Description 1 Speaker-out/line-out/ Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., Headphone jack speakers, headphones). 2 Mic-in jack Accepts inputs from external microphone. 3 Speakers Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. ® 4 Press to enable/disable Bluetooth function. Bluetooth Lights to indicate the status of communication button/ Bluetoothcommunications (option only indicator available for TravelMate 3210). 5 Wireless Press to enable/disable Wi

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Left View # Icon Item Description 1 External display port Connects a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). 2 S-video/TV-out port Connects to a television or display device with S-video input (TravelMate 3210 only). 3 Network jack Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000- based network. 4 Modem jack Connects to a phone line. 5 Two USB 2.0 ports Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 6 IEEE 1394 port Connects to IEEE 1394 devices (TravelMate 3210 only). 7 PC Ca

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Right View # Icon Item Description 1 Optical drive eject Ejects the optical drive tray from the drive. button 2 LED indicator Lights up when the optical drive is active. 3 Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs depending on the optical drive type. 4 Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. 5 Security Keylock Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Rear Panel # Icon Item Description 1 Battery bay Houses the computer’s

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Bottom Panel 7 # Item Description 1 Battery bay Houses the computer’s battery pack. 2 Battery lock Locks the battery in place. 3 Cooling fan Helps keep the computer cool. Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. 4 Memory compartment Houses the computer’s main memory. 5 Hard disk bay Houses the computer’s hard disk (secured by two screws). 6 Battery release latch Releases the battery for removal. 7 Wireless LAN card Houses the computer’s mini PCI. compartment Indicators The comput

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Icon Function Description Cap lock Lights when Cap Lock is activated Num lock Lights when Num Lock is activated. Media Activity Indicates when the hard disc or optical drive is active. Bluetooth Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Wireless LAN Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Power Lights up when the computer is on. Battery Lights up when the battery is being charged. NOTE: 1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The

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Launch key Default application Mail Email application (user-programmable) Web browser Internet browser (user-programmable) Acer eManager (user-programmable) P User-programmable Touchpad The built-in touchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the cursor responds as you move your finger across the surface of the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest provides optimum comfort and support. Touchpad Basics The following teaches you how to use the touchpad:

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Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor. Press the left (1) and right (4) buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button. Use the 4-way scroll (3) button to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications. Right

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