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Acer Aspire 4745

Service Guide

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Revision History

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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.

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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 Notebook tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Closed Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Left View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Right View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 TouchPad Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

System Utilities

23

BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Navigating the BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Aspire 4745 BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

BIOS Flash Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

DOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

WinFlash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

Remove HDD/BIOS Password Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

Machine Disassembly and Replacement

41

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

.41

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

.42

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

.42

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

42

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

43

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

43

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

44

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

45

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

46

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

47

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

49

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

50

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

51

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

52

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

52

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

53

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

55

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

58

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

59

Removing the Left Speaker Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

60

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

61

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

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Table of Contents

Removing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

Removing the Mainboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

Removing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68

Removing the CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

Removing the RTC Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

Removing the WiFi Antenna Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

Removing the Right Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

Removing the DC-In Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72

LCD Module Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

Removing the LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74

Removing the Camera Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

Removing the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76

Removing the FPC Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Removing the Microphone Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

Removing the Hinges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

Removing the Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79

LCD Module Reassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

Replacing the MIC and WiFi Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

Replacing the Microphone Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

Replacing the FPC Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Replacing the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Replacing the Webcam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

Replacing the LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

Main Module Reassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

Replacing the DC-In Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

Replacing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

Replacing the Right Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

Replacing the RTC Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

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

Replacing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Replacing the Mainboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

Replacing the Bluetooth Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

Replacing the USB Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

Replacing the TouchPad Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

Replacing the Left Speaker Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

Replacing the Function Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

Replacing the Power Switch Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

Replacing the Upper Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

Replacing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101

Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101

Replacing the WLAN Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

Replacing the DIMM Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

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

Replacing the Lower Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105

Replacing the Dummy Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

Replacing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

Troubleshooting

107

Common Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

Power On Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

No Display Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Random Loss of BIOS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110

LCD Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111

Built-In Keyboard Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111

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TouchPad Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112

Internal Speaker Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112

HDD Not Operating Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114

ODD Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

Wireless Function Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118

Thermal Unit Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118

External Mouse Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119

Other Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119

Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120

Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120

Post Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

Jumper and Connector Locations

127

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

.127

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

.128

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

.129

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

.129

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

.130

FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List

131

Acer Aspire 4745 Exploded Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132

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

Acer Aspire 4745 FRU List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135

Screw List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143

Model Definition and Configuration

144

Acer Aspire 4745 Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.144

Test Compatible Components

165

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

.166

Online Support Information

167

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

Intel® Core™ i7-620Mprocessor (4 MB L3 cache, 2.66 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.33 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache

Intel® Core™ i5-430M/i5-520M/i5-540Mprocessor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.26/2.40/2.53 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.53/2.93/3.06 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W) supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache

Intel® Core™ i3-330M/i3-350Mprocessor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.13/2.26 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W) supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache

Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset

System Memory

Dual-channelDDR3 SDRAM support:

Up to 8 GB using two soDIMM modules for i3 and i5 models

Up to 16 GB using four soDIMM modules for i7 models

Display

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

16:9 aspect ratio

Super-slimdesign

Graphics

ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 with Switchable™ Graphics technology, up to 40913 MB of HyperMemory™ (1024 MB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM, up to 30675 MB of shared system memory), supporting Unified Video Decoder (UVD), OpenEXR High Dynamic-Range(HDR) technology, Shader Model 5.0, Microsoft® DirectX® 11, OpenGL® 3.1, OpenCL™ 1.1

ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 with Switchable™ Graphics technology, up to 35793 MB of HyperMemory™ (512 MB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM, up to 30675 MB of shared system memory), supporting Unified Video Decoder (UVD), OpenEXR High Dynamic-Range(HDR) technology, Shader Model 5.0, Microsoft® DirectX® 11, OpenGL® 3.1, OpenCL™ 1.1

Dual independent display support

Chapter 1

1

16.7 million colors

External resolution / refresh rates6:

VGA port up to 2048 x 1536: 85 Hz

HDMI™ port up to 1920 x 1080 60 Hz

MPEG-2/DVDdecoding

VC-1and H.264 (AVC) decoding

Microsoft® DirectX® Video Acceleration (DXVA) application interface (API)

HDMI™ (High-DefinitionMultimedia Interface) 1.3 with HDCP(High-bandwidthDigital Content Protection) support

1.65Gbps resolution

1920*180p

Mini Card

2* Mini PCIE card

2 Mini PCIE card slot [1 for 3G (full size) and 1 for WLAN(half size)]

Audio

Optimized 3rd Generation Dolby® Home Theater®7 audio enhancement features including Dolby® Digital Live, Dolby® Pro Logic® IIx, Dolby® Headphone, Dolby® Natural Bass, Dolby® Sound Space Expander, Dolby® Inverse Filtering, and Dolby® High Frequency Enhancer technologies

Realtek ALC271X high definition audio codec with embedded class-dspeaker amplifier

98dB Signal-to-NoiseRatio(A-weighting)for DAC output

90dB Signal-to-NoiseRatio(A-weighting)for ADC input Internal Digital

Power support: 3.3V digital core power; 1.5V~3.3V digital IO power for HDA link; 3.0V~5.0V analog power; 3.0V~5.0V power stage voltage

Microphone Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Noise Suppression (NS), and Beam Forming (BF) technology for voice application

Stereo Bridge-Tied Load Class-D amplifier at port-D has 2Watt (rms)/4_ per channel output

Microphone

Analog Microphone x1, Headphone with SPDIF jack x1

48-pinQFN ‘Green’ package

Storage

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

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

Optical Drive

4X Blu-rayDisc™1/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 DVD-

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4X Blu-rayDisc™1writer/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

8X 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, 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

Communication

Acer video conferencing solution1, featuring:

Acer Crystal Eye high-definitionwebcam with 1280 x 1024 resolution

WLAN:

Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11 b/g/n Wi-FiCERTIFIED™

Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-FiCERTIFIED™

Supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology

WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR

LAN: Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LANready

Privacy control

BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords

Kensington lock slot

Dimensions and weight

379 (W) x 250 (D) x 23.6/26.4/28.1mm (H)

2.4 kg with 6-cellbattery pack

Power subsystem

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

3-pin90 W AC adapter:

133 (W) x 59 (D) x 31 (H) mm (5.23 x 2.32 x 1.22 inches)

390 g (0.86 lbs.)12 with 180 cm DC cable

Acer QuickCharge™ technology13:·

80% charge in 1 hour·

2-hourrapid chargesystem-off

48.8 W 4400 mAh 6-cellLi-ionstandard battery pack

Estimated battery life: Up to 6 hours13

ENERGY STAR®

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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

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

HDMI™ port 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

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Acer Arcade™ Deluxe·

NTI Media Maker™

Gaming·

Oberon GameZone Acer Edition1 ·

WildTangent® Acer Edition1

Communication and ISP·

Microsoft® Silverlight™·

Windows Live™ Essentials - Wave 3.2 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live™ Messenger, Movie Maker, Writer)

Utilities and tools·

Acer Accessory Store

Acer Assist·

Acer Identity Card·

Acer Registration·

Acer Updater·

eBay® shortcut 2009·

Netflix shortcut1

Optional Items

Acer Media Center remote control

1 GB / 2 GB / 4 GB DDR3 1066 MHz soDIMM module

9-cellLi-ionbattery pack

External USB floppy disk drive

External USB 56K modem

Warranty

One-yearInternational Travellers Warranty (ITW)

Environment

Temperature:

Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C

Non-operating:-20°C to 65 °C

Humidity (non-condensing):

Operating: 20% to 80%

Non-operating:20% to 80%

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