This service guide is a maintenance troubleshooting and instruction owner manual reference used for maintaining, disassembly and servicing the Acer Aspire 3680. It provides comprehensive information on identifying Acer Aspire 3680 features, components, and spare parts; troubleshooting laptop problems and performing laptop disassembly procedures.

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 fueatures 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.

Please note when ordering FRU parts, that you should check the most up-to-date information 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. For acer authorized service 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.

Table contents of Acer Aspire 3680 Service Manual

Chapter 1 System Specifications
System Block Diagram
Board Layout
Your Acer Notebook tour
Using the Keyboard
Acer Empowering Technology
Using the System Utilities
Chapter 2 System Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility
BIOS Flash Utility
Remove HDD/BIOS Utility
Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement
General Information
Disassembly Procedure Flowchart
Removing the Battery Pack
Removing the HDD Module/the Memory/the Wireless LAN Card/ the Modem Board/the ODD Module and the LCD Module
Disassembling the Main Uint
Disassembling the LCD Module (with video camera)
Disassembling the External Modules
Chapter 4 Troubleshooting
System Check Procedures
Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message
Index of Error Messages
Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes
Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message
Intermittent Problems
Undetermined Problems
Chapter 5 Jumper and Connector Locations
Top View
Bottom View
Chapter 6 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Appendix A Model Definition and Configuration
Appendix B Test Compatible Components
Appendix C Online Support Information


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