Acer Laptop 4315 user manual

User manual for the device Acer Laptop 4315

Device: Acer Laptop 4315
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Date of adding : 2014-05-17 17:46:37
Number of pages: 154
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Aspire 4715Z/4315
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 Travelmate 4715Z/4315 service guide. Date Chapter Updates ii

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Copyright Copyright © 2007 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. iii

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Disclaimer The information in this guide is subject to change without notice. Acer Incorporated makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Any Acer Incorporated software described in this manual is sold or licensed "as is". Should the programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and not Acer Incorporated, its dist

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Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: SCREEN Denotes actual messages that appear on screen. MESSAGES 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. v

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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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Table of Contents System Specification 1 Features 1 Your Acer Notebook Tour 3 Front View 3 Closed Front View 4 Left View 4 Right View 5 Rear Panel 5 Bottom Panel 6 Indicators 7 Easy-launch Buttons 8 Touchpad 9 Touchpad Basics 9 Using the Keyboard 11 Lock Keys and Embedded Numeric Keypad 11 Windows Keys 12 Hotkeys 13 Special Keys 14 Using the System Utilities 15 Acer Empowering Technology 15 Empowering Technology Password 15 Acer eNet Management 16 Acer ePower Management 18 Acer ePresentation M

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External Module Disassembly Process 48 External Modules Disassembly Flowchart 48 Removing the Battery Pack 49 Removing the Express Dummy Card 49 Removing the Lower Cover 50 Removing the DIMM 51 Removing the WLAN Board Module 52 Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module 53 Removing the Optical Drive Module 54 Main Unit Disassembly Process 56 Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart 56 Removing the CPU Heatsink Module 57 Removing the CPU 58 Removing the Keyboard 59 Removing the Middle Cover 60 Removing the LCD M

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Hardware Gap Setting 108 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 109 Aspire 4715Z/4315 Exploded Diagram 110 Aspire 4715Z FRU List (No: LX.AL40C.013) 111 Aspire 4715Z FRU List (No: LX.AL10Y.001/003/015) 119 Aspire 4315 FRU List (No: LX.AKZ0C.007) 127 Model Definition and Configuration 136 Aspire 4715Z/4315 136 Test Compatible Components 137 Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ Compatibility Test 138 Online Support Information 143 ix

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Chapter 1 System Specification Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many feature: Platform ® ® Intel Pentium processor T2310/T2330 (1 MB L2 cache, 1.46/1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB) or ® Celeron processor 530/540/550 (1 MB L2 cache, 1.73/1.86/2 GHz, 533 MHz FSB) supporting Intel 64 architecture Mobile Intel GL960 Express chipset Display and Graphics ™ 14.1" WXGA high brightness (200-nits) Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, 16 ms ™ response time, supporting si

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Communication ™ Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam supporting Acer PrimaLite technology (for selected models) ™ ® ™ WLAN: Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED solution, supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology LAN: Fast Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready Modem: 56K ITU V.92 with PTT approval; Wake-on-Ring ready I/O Interface ™ ExpressCard /54 slot Three USB 2.0 ports External display (VGA) port S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port Headphones/speaker/line-out jack Microphone-in jack Ethern

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Your Acer Notebook Tour After knowing the computer features, let us show you around the new Aspire computer. Front View # Item Description 1 Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. 2 Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output. 3 Power button Turns the computer on and off. 4 Status indicators Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. 5 Empowering key Launch Acer Empowering Technolo

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Closed Front View # Icon Item Description 1 Latch Locks and releases the lid. 2 Microphone jack Accepts inputs from external microphones. 3 Headphones/speaker/ Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, line-out jack headphones) Left View # Icon Item Description 1 Kensington lock slot Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. 2 External display Connects to a display device (VGA) port (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). 3 Modem (RJ-11) port Connects to a phone li

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Right View # Icon Item Description 1 Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs. 2 Optical disk access Lights up when the optical drive is active. indicator 3 Optical drive eject button Ejects the optical disk from the drive. 4 Emergency eject hole Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. 5 USB 2.0 ports Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 6 DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter. Rear Panel # Item Description 1 Ventilation slots Enable

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Bottom Panel # Icon Item Description 1 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 2 Battery release latch Releases the battery for removal. 3 Battery lock Locks the battery in position. 4 Memory compartment Houses the computer's main memory. 5 Hard disk bay Houses the computer’s hard disk (secured with screws) 6 Ventilation slots and Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. cooling fan Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. 6 Chapter 1

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Indicators The computer has four easy-to-read status indicators: The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed up. Icon Function Description 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 activated. Power Indicates the computer's power status. Battery Indicates the computer's batttery status. NOTE: Battery LED status during charging: • Amber: Charging. • Green: Charging comple

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Easy-launch Buttons There are several conveniently located easy-launch buttons. They are: mail, Web browser, Empowering Key < > and one user-programmable button. Press < > to run the Acer Empowering Technology. 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. Icon Function Description Empowering Technology Launch Acer Empowering Technology. (user-programm

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Touchpad The built-in seamless 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: Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor. Press the left (1) and right (3) buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and execution

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Right Button Function Left Button (1) Main touchpad (2) (4) Execute Click twice quickly. Tap twice (at the same speed as double- clicking the mouse button). Select Click once. Tap once. Drag Click and hold, then use Tap twice (at the same speed as double- finger to drag the cursor clicking a mouse button) then hold finger on the touchpad to the touchpad on the second tap to drag the cursor. Access context Click once menu Scroll NOTE: When using the touchpad, keep it - and your fingers - dry a

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