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Aspire 8730/8730Z/8530 Series

Service Guide

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Revision History

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Copyright

Copyright © 2008 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.

Pentium and Pentium II/III are trademarks 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.

 

 

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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-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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Your Acer Notebook tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Right View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Easy-LaunchButtons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Touchpad basics (withtwo-clickbuttons) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Special Key (only for certain models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Acer Empowering Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Launching Acer Empowering Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Empowering Technology password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Acer eAudio Management (only for certain models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Acer ePower Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Acer eDataSecurity Management (only for certain models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Acer eRecovery Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Acer eSettings Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Windows Mobility Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Using the System Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Acer GridVista (dual-displaycompatible) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Hardware Specifications and Configurations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

System Utilities

37

BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

Navigating the BIOS Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

BIOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

Remove HDD Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Machine Disassembly and Replacement

51

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

.51

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

52

Pre-disassemblyInstructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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

53

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

54

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

55

Removing the ExpressCard dummy card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

56

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

56

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

58

Removing the TV Tuner Board Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

58

Removing the WLAN Board Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

61

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

64

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

66

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

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

. .72

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

. .72

Removing the Middle Cover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. 73

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

. .74

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

. .75

Removing the Heatsink Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. .78

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

. 80

Removing the Discrete Board Module (For Discrete Models Only) . . . . . . . . .

. 82

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

. .84

Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. 87

Removing the E-KeyBoard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. 93

Removing the Fingerprint Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. .95

Removing the Touchpad Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. 97

Removing the Modem Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.100

Removing the Main Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.101

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

.103

Removing the Subwoofer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

105

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

.106

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

.109

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

.109

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

.110

Removing the LCD panel with the Brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

111

Removing the Inverter Board and FPC Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.113

Removing the LCD Brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

116

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

116

Removing the Web Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.118

Troubleshooting

119

System Check Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.120

External Diskette Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.120

External CD-ROMDrive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.120

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.120

Memory Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

121

Power System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.121

Touchpad Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.123

Power-OnSelf-Test(POST) Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.124

Index of Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.125

Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.128

Index of Symptom-to-FRUError Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.137

Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.138

Jumper and Connector Locations

139

Motherboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 Clearing Password Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List

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Aspire 8730/8730Z/8530 Series Exploded Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.146

Model Definition and Configuration

154

Aspire 8730/8730Z/8530 Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154

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Test Compatible Components

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Microsoft® Windows® Vista Environment Test . . .

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Online Support Information

183

Index

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