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Aspire 4553/4553G Series

Service Guide

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Revision History

Please refer to the table below for the updates made on Aspire 4553/4553G service guides.

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Copyright

Copyright © 2010 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 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 distributor, or its dealer) assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, and any incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect in the software.

Acer is a registered trademark of Acer Corporation. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

Other brand and product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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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.

 

 

NOTE: This symbol where placed in the Service Guide designates a component that should be recycled according to the local regulations.

IV

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-oncard, 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.

2.Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-dateinformation 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. ForACER-AUTHORIZEDSERVICE 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.

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Table of Contents

System Specifications

1

Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Your Acer Aspire Notebook tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Closed Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Left View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Right View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 TouchPad Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

System Utilities

31

BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Navigating the BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Aspire 4553/4553G BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

BIOS Flash Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

DOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

WinFlash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Remove HDD/BIOS Password Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Machine Disassembly and Replacement

47

Disassembly Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.47

General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.48

Pre-disassembly Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.48

Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

48

External Module Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

49

External Modules Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

49

Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

50

Removing the SD dummy card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

51

Removing the Lower Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

52

Removing the Optical Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

53

Removing the DIMM Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

55

Removing the WLAN Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

56

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

58

Main Unit Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

59

Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

59

Removing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

60

Removing the Upper Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

61

Removing the Power Switch Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

64

Removing the Function Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

65

Removing the USB Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

67

Removing the Bluetooth Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

68

Removing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Removing the Mainboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72

Removing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

Removing the PCH Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

Removing the CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

Removing the RTC Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76

LCD Module Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Removing the LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

Removing the Camera Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79

Removing the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

Removing the FPC Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

Removing the Microphone Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

Removing the Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Removing the Hinges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

LCD Module Reassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

Replacing the MIC and WiFi Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

Replacing the FPC Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

Replacing the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

Replacing the Webcam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

Replacing the LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Main Module Reassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Replacing the RTC Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Replacing the CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Replacing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

Replacing the PCH Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92

Replacing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

Replacing the Bluetooth Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

Replacing the USB Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

Replacing the Function Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

Replacing the Power Switch Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

Replacing the Upper Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100

Replacing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

Replacing the ODD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

Replacing the WLAN Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

Replacing the DIMM Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

Replacing the Lower Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

Replacing the Dummy Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

Replacing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

Troubleshooting

109

Common Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Power On Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110

No Display Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111

Random Loss of BIOS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112

LCD Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

Built-In Keyboard Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

TouchPad Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114

Internal Speaker Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114

HDD Not Operating Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

ODD Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117

Wireless Function Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120

Thermal Unit Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120

External Mouse Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

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Other Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

Post Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123

Jumper and Connector Locations

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Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.127

Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.128

Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.129

Clearing Password Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.129

Clear CMOS Jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.129

BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.130

FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List

131

Aspire 4553/4553G Exploded Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132

LCD Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132

FRU List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135

Screw List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147

Model Definition and Configuration

148

Aspire 4553/4553G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.148

Test Compatible Components

173

Microsoft® Windows® 7 Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.174

Online Support Information

183

Index

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Chapter 1

System Specifications

Features

Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features:

NOTE: Items denoted with an (*) are only available for selected models.

Operating System

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit*

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 64-bit*

Platform

AMD Phenom™ II quad-coremobile processor P920 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.60 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, 25 W)

AMD Phenom™ II triple-coremobile processor P820 (1.5 MB L2 cache, 1.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, 25 W)

AMD Turion™ II dual-coremobile processor P520 (2 MB L2 cache, 2.30 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, 25 W)

AMD Athlon™ II dual-coreprocessor P320 (1 MB L2 cache, 2.10 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, 25 W)

AMD M880G Chipset

System Memory

Dual-channelDDR3 SDRAM support:

• Up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable to 8 GB using two soDIMM modules

Display

14" HD 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, high-brightness(200-nit)Acer CineCrystal™LED-backlitTFT LCD, supporting simultaneousmulti-windowviewing via Acer GridVista™

Mercury free, environment friendly

16:9 aspect ratio

Super-slimdesign

Graphics

ATI RadeonHD 4250 Graphics with 384 MB of dedicated system memory, supporting Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD2), OpenGL® 2.0, OpenEXR HighDynamic-Range(HDR) technology, Shader Model 4.0, Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1

Dual independent display support

16.7 million colors

External resolution / refresh rates:

• VGA port up to 2048x 1536: 85 Hz

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• HDMIport up to 1920 x 1080: 60 Hz

MPEG-2/DVDdecoding

WMV9 (VC-1)and H.264 (AVC) decoding

HDMI(High-DefinitionMultimedia Interface) with HDCP(High-bandwidthDigital Content Protection) support

Audio

Optimized Dolby Home Theater® v3 audio enhancement, featuring Dolby® Digital Live, Dolby® Pro Logic® IIx, Dolby® Headphone, Dolby® Natural Bass, Dolby® Sound Space Expander, Dolby® Audio Optimization, Dolby® High Frequency Enhancer technologies

High-definitionaudio support

S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers

MS-Soundcompatible

Built-inmicrophone

Storage

160/250/320/500/640 GB or larger hard disk drive

Multi-in-1card reader, supporting Secure Digital(SD) Card, MultiMediaCard(MMC), Memory Stick(MS), Memory Stick PRO(MS PRO),xD-PictureCard(xD)

Optical Drive

4X Blu-rayDiscwriter /DVD-SuperMultidouble-layerdrive:

Read: 24X CD-ROM,24XCD-R,24XCD-RW,8XDVD-ROM,8XDVD-R,8X DVD+R, 6XDVD-ROMDL, 6XDVD-RDL, 6X DVD+R DL, 8XDVD-RW,8X DVD+RW, 5XDVD-RAM,4XBD-ROM,4XBD-R,4XBD-RE,4XBD-ROMDL, 4XBD-RDL

Write: 24X CD-R,10XCD-RW,8XDVD-R,8X DVD+R, 6XDVD-RW,6X DVD+RW, 5X DVDRAM, 4X DVD+R DL, 4XDVD-RDL, 4XBD-R,2XBD-RE,4XBD-RDL

4X Blu-rayDisc/DVD-SuperMultidouble-layerdrive:

Read: 24X CD-ROM,24XCD-R,16XCD-RW,8XDVD-ROM,8XDVD-R,8X DVD+R, 4XDVD-ROMDL, 4XDVD-RDL, 4X DVD+R DL, 4XDVD-RW,4X DVD+RW, 5XDVD-RAM,4XBD-ROM,4XBD-R,4XBD-RE,4XBD-ROMDL, 4XBD-RDL, 4XBD-REDL

Write: 16X CD-R,10XCD-RW,8XDVD-R,8X DVD+R, 4XDVD-RW,4X DVD+RW, 5X DVDRAM, 4X DVD+R DL, 4XDVD-RDL

8X DVD-SuperMultidouble-layerdrive:

Read: 24X CD-ROM,24XCD-R,24XCD-RW,8XDVD-ROM,8XDVD-R,8X DVD+R, 6XDVD-ROMDL, 4XDVD-RDL, 4X DVD+R DL, 6XDVD-RW,6X DVD+RW, 5XDVD-RAM

Write: 24X CD-R,16XCD-RW,8XDVD-R,8X DVD+R, 4XDVD-RDL, 4X DVD+R DL, 6XDVD-RW,8X DVD+RW, 5XDVD-RAM

NOTE: Blu-rayDisc/DVD-SuperMultidouble-layerdrive for discrete model only.

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Communication

Acer Video Conference, featuring:

Acer Crystal Eye webcam with 1280 x 1024 resolution

WLAN:

Acer InviLinkNplify802.11 b/g/nWi-FiCERTIFIED

Acer InviLink802.11 b/gWi-FiCERTIFIED

Supporting Acer SignalUpwireless technology

WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR

WPAN: Bluetooth® 3.0+HS

LAN: Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LANready

Privacy control

BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords

Kensington lock slot

Dimensions and weight

6 cell

342 (W) x 245 (D) x 25.55/29.87 (H) mm (13.46 x 9.64 x 1.01/1.18 inches) (not including battery height)

342 (W) x 245 (D) x 25.55/31.24 (H) mm (13.46 x 9.64 x 1.01/1.23 inches) (includes battery, not including foot rubber)

2.198 kg (4.84 lbs.) (UMA) with 6-cellbattery pack

9 cell

342 (W) x 245 (D) x 24/50.08 (H) mm

2.365 kg (5.20 lbs.) with 9-cellbattery pack

Power adapter and battery

ACPI 3.0 CPU power management standard: supports Standby and Hibernation power-savingmodes

Acer PowerSmart 3-pin65 W AC adapter

95 (W) x 50 (D) x 25.4 (H) mm (3.74 x 1.96 x 1 inches)

216 g (0.47 lbs) with 180 cm DC cable

48.8 W 4400 mAh 6-cellLi-ionstandard battery pack

Estimated battery life: up to 6 hours

ENERGY STAR®

Special keys and controls

86-/87-/91-keykeyboard with inverted "T" cursor layout

Multi-gesturetouchpad pointing device supporting scroll, pinch, rotate, flip

10 function keys, four cursor keys, two Windows® keys, hotkey controls, independent standard numeric keypad, international language support

Acer Programming key

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Easy-launchkeys: Communication®

Media control keys (printed on keyboard): play/pause, stop, previous, next

I/O interface

Multi-in-1card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)

Four USB 2.0 ports

HDMIport with HDCP support

External display (VGA) port

Headphone/speaker jack with S/PDIF support

Microphone-injack

Ethernet (RJ-45)port

DC-injack for AC adapter

Software

Productivity

Acer Backup Manager

Acer PowerSmart Manager

Acer eRecovery Management

Adobe® Flash® Player 10

Adobe® Reader® 9.1

eSobi

GoogleSetup

Google Toolbar

Microsoft® Office Personal 2007 (Service Pack 2) (Japan only, subject to customer request)

Microsoft® Office Trial (Service Pack 2)

Microsoft® Works SE 9

Microsoft® Works 9

Microsoft® Works 8.5

NortonOnline Backup

Security

McAfee® Internet Security Suite 2009 Trial

McAfee® Virus Definitions

MyWinLocker

Multimedia·

Acer Arcade™ Deluxe·

NTI Media Maker™

Gaming·

Oberon GameZone (except US, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea)

WildTangent®1 (US, Canada only)

Communication and ISP·

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Acer Crystal Eye

Acer Video Conference Manager

Microsoft® Silverlight

Skype

Windows LiveEssentials — Wave 3.2 (Mail, Photo Gallery, LiveMessenger, Movie Maker, Writer)

Web links and utilities

Acer Accessory Store (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, UK only)

Acer Assist

Acer Identity Card

Acer Registration

Acer Updater

eBay® shortcut 2009 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, UK, US only)

Netflix shortcut (US only)

Optional Items

1 GB / 2 GB DDR3 1066 MHz soDIMM module

6-cellLi-ionbattery pack

3-pin65 W AC adapter

External USB floppy drive

External USB optical disc drive

Warranty

One-yearInternational Travellers Warranty (ITW)

Environment

Temperature:

Operating: 41 °F to 95 °F (5 °C to 35 °C)

Non-operating:-4°F to-149°F (20 °C to 65 °C)

Humidity (non-condensing):

Operating: 20% to 80%

Non-operating:20% to 80%

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