Acer Laptop 5542 user manual

User manual for the device Acer Laptop 5542

Device: Acer Laptop 5542
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Date of adding : 2014-05-17 17:46:37
Number of pages: 306
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Aspire 5738DG/5738DZG Series
Aspire 5542G/5542/5242 Series
Aspire 5738G/5738ZG/5738Z/5738/5338 Series
Aspire 5536/5536G/5236 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 Aspire 5738DG/5738DZG, Aspire 5542G/5542/5242, Aspire 5738G/5738ZG/5738Z/5738/5338 and Aspire 5536/5536G/5236 Series 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 Dimension and weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Your Acer Notebook tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Table of Contents Removing the Right Speaker Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Removing the Main Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Removing the Heatsink Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Removing the CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 LCD Module Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 1 System Specifications Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Platform For Aspire 5738DG/5738DZG and Aspire 5738G/5738ZG/5738Z/5738/5338 Series ® ® • Intel Centrino 2 processor technology, featuring: ® ™ • Intel Core 2 Duo processor • Mobile Intel® PM45/GM45 Express Chipset* ® • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300* ® • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5150/5350* • Unex HB95 ® ® • Intel Pentium mobile processor* ® ® • Intel Celeron mobile processor* ® • Mobile Intel GM

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Display and graphics • 16:9 aspect ratio • 15.6" HD 1366 x 768 • VGA Controller For Aspire 5738G/5738ZG Series: ® • Mobile Intel GL40 Express Chipset* ® • Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset* ® ® • NVIDIA GeForce G105M* For Aspire 5738DG/5738DZG Series, Aspire 5542G and Aspire 5536G: • ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics* • AATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4570* • Screen resolution support • 1366*768 • 1280*768 • 1280*720 • 1024*768 • 800*600 Storage subsystem • 2.5" hard disk drive • Optical drive options: ™ •

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• WLAN: ® • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300* (For Aspire 5738G/5738ZG/5738Z/5738/5338 and Aspire 5738DG only) ™ ™ • Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/Draft-N* ™ • Acer InviLink 802.11b/g* ® • WPAN: Bluetooth 2.0+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)* • LAN: Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready • Modem: 56K ITU V.92; Wake-on-Ring ready I/O Ports • Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader* • 5-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) • USB 2.0 port ™ • HDMI port with HDCP support • External display (VGA) port • H

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System Block Diagram For Aspire 5738DG/5738DZG and Aspire 5738G/5738ZG/5738Z/5738/5338 Series: 4 Chapter 1

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For Aspire 5536/5536G/5236 Series: Chapter 1 5

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For Aspire 5542G/5542/5242 Series: 6 Chapter 1

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Your Acer Notebook tour After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new computer. Front View Icon Item Description 1 Acer Crystal Eye Web camera for video communication. webcam 2 Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output (Configuration may vary by models). 3 Power button Turns the computer on and off. 4 Wireless LAN Enables/disables the wireless LAN function. Indicates the status of communication wireless LAN communication. button/i

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Icon Item Description 5 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. 6 Keyboard For entering data into your computer. 7 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 8 Click buttons (left, The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse center* and right) buttons. *The center button serves as Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader supporting

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Left View # Icon Item Description 1 DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter. 2 Ethernet (RJ-45) Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based network. port 3 HDMI HDMI port Supports high definition digital video connections. 4 External display Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD (VGA) port projector). 5 USB 2.0 port Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 6 Line-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman, mp3 player) Accepts i

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Right View Icon Item Description 1 USB 2.0 port Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 2 Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs. 3 Optical disk access Lights up when the optical drive is active. indicator 4 Optical drive eject Ejects the optical disk from the drive. button 5 Emergency eject hole Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. Note: Insert a paper clip to the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the com

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Bottom View 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 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws). 5 Memory compartment Houses the computer's main memory. 6 Ventilation slots and Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged cooling fan use. Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. Chapter 1 11

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Indicators The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed. Icon Function Description Power Indicates the computer's power status. Battery Indicates the computer's battery status. NOTE: 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 application buttons. These buttons are called easy


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