Acer 5538 user manual

User manual for the device Acer 5538

Device: Acer 5538
Size: 7,46 MB
Date of adding : 2014-11-30 17:45:39
Number of pages: 226
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Aspire 5538 Series
Service Guide
Service guide files and updates are available
on the ACER/CSD web; for more information,
please refer to http://csd.acer.com.tw

PRINTED IN TAIWAN

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Revision History Please refer to the table below for the updates made on this service guide. Date Chapter Updates II

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Copyright Copyright © 2009 by Acer Incorporated. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated. Disclaimer The information in this guide is subject to change without notice. Acer Incorporated makes no rep

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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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VI

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Table of Contents System Specifications 1 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Your Notebook Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Table of Contents Removing the Touchpad Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Removing the Power Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Removing the Speaker Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Removing the Media Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Removing the Bluetooth Module . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Table of Contents No Display Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 Random Loss of BIOS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 LCD Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Built-In Keyboard Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Touchpad Failure . . . . . .

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Table of Contents X

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Chapter 1 System Specifications Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Operating System • Genuine Windows Vista® Platform • AMD Better By Design Program, featuring: • AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor* • AMD Athlon™ 64 processor* • AMD M780G Chipset • Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/Draft-N* • Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g* System Memory • Dual-Channel SDRAM support • Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two SODIMM modules* Display and graphic

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Communication • Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam •WLAN: • Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/Draft-N* • Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g* • WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.1+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)* • LAN: Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready Privacy control • BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords • Kensington lock slot Dimensions and Weight • 380 (W) x 259 (D) x 26.4/30.8 (H) mm (14.82 x 10.1 x 1.02/1.2 inches) • 2.4 kg (5.3 lbs.) with 6-cell battery pack Power subsystem •ACPI 3.0 • 48.84 W 4400 mAh • 3-pin 65 W AC

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• Operating: 20% to 80% • Non-operating: 20% to 80% NOTE: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The exact configuration of the PC depends on the model purchased. Chapter 1 3

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System Block Diagram AMD S1G1 Processor VRAM 512MB Fan Control Memory BUS(DDRII) 200pin DDRII-SO-DIMM X2 64M16 x 4 uPGA-638 Package Dual Channel BANK 0, 1, 2, 3 1.8V DDRII 667/800 DDR3 LVDS Conn. yper Transport Link ATI M92-S2 LP 16 x 16 5 in 1 socket uFCBGA-631 PCI-Express 8x Thermal Sensor Clock Generator CRT Conn. ATI RS780MN Gen1 ADM1032 SLG8SP626VTR uFCBGA-528 Card Reader RTS5159 HDMI Conn. PCI-Express 1x Mini Card 2 Port 2 Port 0 Port 1 USB conn To IO Board BT Conn (WWAN) USB con

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Your Notebook Tour This section provides an overview of the features and functions of the notebook. Front View No. Icon Item Description 1 Acer Crystal Eye Web camera for video communication. Webcam 2 Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. 3 Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output. 4 Power button/ Turns the computer on and off while indicating the indicator computer’s power status. 5 Keyboard For entering data into your computer. 6 TouchPa

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No. Icon Item Description 10 Communication Enables / disables the WLAN function. key Backup key Launches Acer Backup Management for three-step data backup. HDD Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. 7 Eject button Presses to eject the optical disk from the drive. 8 Speakers Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. Closed Front View No. Icon Item Description 1 Battery Indicator Indicates the computer's battery status. 1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is char

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No. Icon Item Description 2 Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. 3 External display Connects to a display device (e.g., external (VGA) port monitor, LCD projector). 4 HDMI port Supports high definition digital video HDMI connections. 5 USB 2.0 port Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 6 Microphone-in Accepts inputs from external microphones. jack Headphones/ Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speaker/ line-out speakers, he

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Base View No. Icon Item Description 1 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. Note: The battery shown is for reference only. Your PC may have a different battery, depending on the model purchased. 2 Battery lock Locks the battery in position. 3 Memory Houses the computer's main memory. compartment 4 Hard Disk Bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws). 5 Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after and/or cooling fan prolonged use. Note: Do not cover

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Indicators The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. The battery indicator is visible even when the computer cover is closed. Icon Function Description Bluetooth Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Wireless LAN Indicates the status of Wireless LAN communication. 3G communication Indicates the status of 3G communication. HDD Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Num Lock Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Caps Lock Lights up when Caps Lock is activate

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TouchPad Basics The following items show you how to use the TouchPad: 1 2 3 • Move your finger across the TouchPad (1) to move the cursor. • Press the left (2) and right (3) 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. Function Left Button (2) Right Button (3) Main TouchPad (1) Execute Quickly click twice. Tap twice (at t


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