Acer MP-120 512MB Technical information

Aspire 1600
Service Guide
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Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual:
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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.
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 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-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.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
System Introduction
1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Chapter 2
System Utilities
34
Multi-Boot Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Boot Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Exit Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
BIOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
System Utility Diskette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Chapter 3
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
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General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Disassembly Procedure Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Removing the Optical Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Removing the Memory Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Removing the Modem Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Disassembling the LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Disassembling the Main Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
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System Check Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Index of Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Index of Phlash16 Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Index of PQA Diagnostic Error Code, Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Chapter 5
Jumper and Connector Locations
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Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Chapter 6
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
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Exploded Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Appendix A
Model Definition and Configuration
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Model Number Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Appendix B
Test Compatible Components
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Microsoft Windows XP Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
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Table of Contents
Appendix C
Index
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Online Support Information
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Chapter 1
System Introduction
Features
This computer was designed with the user in mind. Here are just a few of its many features:
Performance
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Intel® Pentium® 4/ Northwood socket P478 up to 3.06GHz processor with 512KB cache,
supporting variable clock design.
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64-bit memory bus
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Two 200-pin DDR-DRAM with each supporting 128MB/ 256MB/ 512MB, upgradable to the total
maximum of 1GB with SODIMM modules, supporting 2100.
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Built-in floppy diskette drive and Hard diskette drive
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High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
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Simultaneous LCD and CRT display
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Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack with maximum 2.0 hours battery life
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Power management system with ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface)
Multimedia
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16-bit high-fidelity AC’97 stereo audio with 3D sound and wavetable synthesizer
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Built-in dual speakers
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High-speed CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or DVD/ CD-R/RW drive
Connectivity
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84/85/88 key keyboard, which is PC/AT keyboard compatible.
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Four Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 Ports
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One IEEE 1394 port
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Built-in V.92 RJ-11 56Kbps fax/modem
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Onboard 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN Support
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Upgradeable memory and hard disk
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Mini PCI interface 802.11b Module (optional)
Multimedia
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All-in-one design (CD-ROM, floppy disk drive, hard disk drive)
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Sleek, smooth and stylish design
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Full-sized keyboard
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Ergonomically centered touchpad pointing device with Internet scroll key
Expansion
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Two CardBus PC Card (formerly PCMCIA) Type II slot.
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Upgrageable memory and hard disk
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One VGA port
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One DC-in port (AC adapter)
I/O Ports
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Dual high quality stereo speakers
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One micropohne in (share with line-in)
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One line-out (share with SPDIF)
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Two CardBus type II slot (3.3V, 5V support)
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Four USB ports
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One IEEE 1394 port
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One RJ-11 port
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One RJ-45 jack
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One TV out
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15”TFT LCD displaying 32-bit true-color at 1024x768 XGA resolution.
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3D capabilities
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Supports other output display devices such as LCD projection panels for large audience
presentations
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“Automatic LCD dim” feature that automatically decides the best settings for your display and
conserves power is activated when the system operates in Battery condition.
Display
Video performance
4X AGP UMA video graphic accelerator with 64MB shared from system memory with Intel SiS645DX to boost
the video performance.
Simultaneous display
The computer’s large display and multimedia capabilities are great for giving presentations. If you prefer, you
can also connect an external monitor when giving presentations. This computer has built-in AGP and VGA
display system to support simultaneous LCD and CRT display. Simultaneous display allows you to control the
presentation from your computer and at the same time face your audience. You can also connect other output
display devices such as LCD projection panels for large-audience presentations.
Power management
The power management system incorporates an "automatic LCD dim" feature that automatically dims the LCD
when the computer is powered by a battery pack to conserve battery power. See “Power Management” on
page 30 for more information on power management features.
Opening and closing the display
To open the display, slide the display cover latch to the right and lift up the cover. Then tilt it to a comfortable
viewing position. The computer employs a microswitch that turns off the display (and enters standby mode) to
conserve power when you close the display cover, and turns it back on when you open the display cover.
WARNING: To avoid damaging the display, do not slam it when you close it. Also, do not place any object on
top of the computer when the display is closed.
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System Block Diagram
Desktop-CPU
CLK GEN
Northwood
2.4-3.06GHz
ICS952004AG
FSB
533MHz/400MHz
2.5V
200MHz/266MHz
DDR*2
SiS645DX
LAN MAC
HDD ATA100
Secondary EIDE
CD-ROM
AGP 4X
MuTIOL 66MHz
16bits/533MBs
Primary EIDE
USB 2.0
962 only
SiS962
VRAM*2
1394 MAC
962 only
CRT
K4D26338M-QC40
ATI
M9CSP32
DUAL LVDS
Inverter
LCD
MII
1394
PHY
Agere FW8020
PCI Bus
33MHz
Thermal
TV
G768D
LAN
1394 conn.
Mini-PCI
CardBus
802.11a/b
TI1520
RJ45
SLOT A/B
Dummy
Power Switch
RJ11
LINE-IN
MDC
MIC-IN
Codec
LINE-OUT
Sigmatel
STAC9766
S/PDIF
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TPS2223DB
LPC Bus
33MHz
USB*4
AC Link
KBC
LPC ROM
M38857
ST M50LPW040 PLCC2
Touch Pad
Debug Port
Internal KB
SIO
NS87392
Floppy
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Board Layout
Top View
PCB No. 02222-SB
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1
LAN Port
16
Cardbus Connector
2
Modem Port
17
Fan Connector
3
USB Port
18
DC to DC Connector
4
USB Port
19
RTC Connector
5
Launch board cable connector
20
Touchpad Connector
6
VGA Port
21
Keyboard Connector
7
LCD Monitor Connector
22
DC to DC Connector
8
S-Video Connector
23
Secondary IDE Connector
9
USB Port
24
Floppy Diskette Drive Connector
10
USB Port
25
Primary IDE Connector
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Inverter Connector
26
Speaker Connector
12
Mini-PCI Connector
27
Debug Board (Golden Finger)
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SiS645DX
28
SiS962 (South Bridge)
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CPU Socket
29
Super IO Controller (PC87392V JG)
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DC-in Port
30
VGA Chip (Radeon 9000)
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Bottom View
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Modem Cable Connector
6
Volume Controller
2
Modem Connector
7
Memory Slot 2
3
IEEE 1394 Port
8
Memory Slot 1
4
Speaker out Port
9
Battery Connector
5
Line-in Port
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Panel
Ports allow you to connect peripheral devices to your computer as you would with a desktop PC.
Front Panel
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Icon
Item
Description
1
Display screen
Also called LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), displays computer
output.
2
Status indicators
LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) that turn on and off to show
the status of the computer and its functions and
components.
3
Power button
Turns off the computer power.
4
Wireless Communication
Lights when the wireless connection is active.
5
Keyboard
Inputs data into your computer.
6
Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a
computer mouse.
7
Click button (left, center and right)
The left and right buttons function like the left and right
mouse buttons, the center button serves as a scroll up/
down button.
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Icon
Item
Description
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Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the
computer.
9
Easy launch keys
Buttons for launching frequently used programs.
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Left Panel
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8
Icon
Item/ Port
Description
1
Floppy activity indicator
LED (light-emitting diodes) that turn on and off
when the floppy is active.
2
Floppy drive
Internal diskette drive, accepts 3.5-inch floppy
diskettes.
3
Floppy disk eject button
Push this button to eject the floppy disk
4
Security keylock
Kensington-compatible key-based computer
security lock.
5
IEEE 1394 port
Connects to a IEEE 1394-compatible device
(e.g., digital video camera).
6
Line-out jack
Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g.,
speakers, headphones)
7
Line-in jack
Connects an external microphone or an external
audio line-in devices.
8
Volume control knob
Controls the volume of the speakers.
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Speaker (Left)
Outputs sound
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Right Panel
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Icon
Item/ Port
Description
1
Speaker (Right)
Outputs sound.
2
PC Card eject button
Eject the PC Card from its slot.
3
PCMCIA (PC card) Port
Connects to two Type II 16-bit PC card or 32bit CardBus PC Card.
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Rear Panel
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Icon
Port
Description
1
Power jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
2
Video-out port
Connects to a display device with S-video
input.
3
External monitor port
Connects to a display device e.g., external
monitor, LCD projector) and displays up to
64K colors at 2048x1536 resolution.
4
Modem jack
Connects to the phone line.
5
Network jack
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based
network
6
USB port (Four)
Connects to any Universal Serial Bus
devices(e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).
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Bottom Panel
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Item
Description
1
Battery release latches
Unlatches the battery to remove the battery
pack.
2
Battery bay
Houses the computer’s battery pack.
3
Battery lock
Locks/unlocks the battery pack in the battery bay.
4
Media bay module
Installed in the media bay. Provide the optical
media access or secondary storage by way of
removable modules.
5
Media bay release latch
Unlatches the media bay module.
6
Memory compartment
Houses the computer’s main memory.
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Indicators
The computer has seven easy-to-read status icons on the right of the display screen.
The Power and Standby status icons are visible even when you close the display cover so you can see the
status of the computer while the cover is closed.
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Icon
Function
Description
1
Wireless LAN
This button is used to enable or disable the
wireless LAN (optional) function
2
Power
Lights when the computer is on.
3
Sleep
Lights when the computer enters Standby
mode and blinks when it enters into or
resumes from hibernation mode.
4
Media Activity
Lights when the floppy drive, hard disk or
Media drive is active.
5
Battery Charge
Lights when the battery is being charged.
6
Caps Lock
Lights when Caps Lock is activated.
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Icon
Function
Num Lock
Description
Lights when Numeric Lock is activated.
(Fn-F11)
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Keyboard
The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and
twelve function keys.
Special keys
Lock keys
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
Lock key
Caps Lock
Description
When @is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase.
@
Num Lock (Fn-F11)
]
When ] is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. The keys function
as a calculator (complete with the arithmetic operators ), -, *, and /). Use this mode
when you need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution would be to
connect an external keypad.
Scroll Lock (Fn-F12)
When [ is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up
[
or down arrow keys respectively. [ does not work with some applications.
Embedded numeric keypad
The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters
located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols
are not printed on the keys.
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Desired access
Num lock on
Num lock off
Number keys on embedded
keypad
Type numbers in a normal manner.
Cursor-control keys on embedded
keypad
Hold Shift while using cursor-control keys.
Hold Fn while using cursor-control
keys.
Main keyboard keys
Hold Fn while typing letters on embedded
keypad.
Type the letters in a normal manner.
NOTE: If an external keyboard or keypad is connected to the computer, the Num Lock feature automatically
shifts from the internal keyboard to the external keyboard or keypad.
Windows keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Keys
Windows logo key
Description
Start button. Combinations with this key perform shortcut functions. Below
are a few examples:
+ Tab (Activates next taskbar button)
+ E (Explores My Computer)
+ F (Finds Document)
+ M (Minimizes All)
j+
+ M (Undoes Minimize All)
+ R (Displays the Run... dialog box)
Application key
Chapter 1
Opens a context menu (same as a right-click).
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Hot Keys
The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like screen
contrast and brightness, volume output and the BIOS Utility.
To activate hot keys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key in the hot key combination.
Hot Key
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Icon
Function
Description
Fn-l
Hotkey help
Displays a list of the hotkeys and their functions.
Fn-m
Setup
Accesses the notebook configuration utility.
Fn-n
Power Scheme Toggle
Switches between the power management scheme
used by the computer (function available if supported
by operating system).
Fn-o
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep mode.
Fn-p
Display toggle
Switches display output between the display screen,
external monitor (if connected) and both the display
screen and external monitor.
Fn-q
Screen blank
Turns the display screen backlight off to save power.
Press any key to return.
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Hot Key
Icon
Function
Description
Fn-r
Touchpad Toggle
Turns the internal touchpad on and off.
Fn-s
Speaker on/off
Turns the speakers on and off; mutes the sound.
Fn-w
Contrast up
Increases the screen contrast (available only for
models with HPA displays).
Fn-y
Contrast down
Decreases the screen contrast (available only for
models with HPA displays).
Fn-x
Brightness up
Increases the screen brightness.
Fn-¨z
Brightness down
Decreases the screen brightness.
Euro
Types the Euro symbol.
aGr-Euro
The Euro symbol
If your keyboard layout is set to United States-International or United Kingdom or if you have a keyboard with
a European layout, you can type the Euro symbol on your keyboard.
NOTE: for US keyboard users: The keyboard layout is set when you first set up Windows. For the Euro
symbol to work, the keyboard layout has to be set to United States-international.
To verify the keyboard type:
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1.
Click on Start, Control Panel.
2.
Double-click on Regional and Language Options.
3.
Click on the language tab and click on Details.
4.
Verify that the keyboard layout used for “EN English (United States) is set to United States-International.
If not, select and click on ADD, then select United States-International and click on OK.
5.
Click on OK.
To type the Euro symbol:
1.
Locate the Euro symbol on your keyboard.
2.
Open a text editor or word processor.
3.
Hold aGr and press the Euro symbol.
Launch Keys
Located at the top of the keyboard are six buttons. These buttons are called launch keys. They are designated
as wireless LAN, Web Browser button, mail button, P1. P2 and P3. By default, P1, P2 and P3 are users
programmable. The Web Browser button, by default, is used to launch the internet browser The mail button is
used to launch the e-mail application. The LED of the mail button will flash when the user has received an
incoming email.
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Icon
Function
Description
1
Wireless
802.11a/802.11b wireless LAN (Optional)
2
Mail
Email application
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Function
Description
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Web browser
Internet browser application
4
P1
User-programmable
5
P2
User-programmable
6
P3
User-programmable
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
System Board Major Chips
Item
Controller
System core logic
SiS645DX
Super I/O controller
NS87392
Audio controller
Codec Sigmatel STAC9766
Video controller
ATI M9CSP32
Hard disk drive controller
ATA100
Keyboard controller
Mitsubishi M38857
CardBus Controller
TIPCI1520
RTC
SiS645DX
Processor
Item
Specification
CPU type
Desktop CPU Northwood 2.4~3.06GHz/ Intel Pentium® 4 socket P478
processor
CPU package
To 3.06GHz uFCBGA
CPU core voltage
1.7V
CPU I/O voltage
1.25V
BIOS
Item
Specification
BIOS vendor
Phoenix BIOS
BIOS Version
R01-A0X
BIOS ROM type
Flash ROM
BIOS ROM size
512KB
BIOS package
32 Pin PLCC
Supported protocols
ACPI 2.0 (if available, at least 1.0b), PCI 2.2, INT 13h Extensions, PnP
BIOS 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.3, Boot Block, USB Specification 1.1/2.0, DTMF
Desktop Management Interface Specification V2.0, IEEE 1394 V1.0,
WfM2.0 (for build-in Ethernet model), PCMCIA V3.0 Compliant device,
Mobile PC2001 Compliant, EI Torito-Bootable CD-ROM Specification V1.0,
Simple Boot Flag 1.0
BIOS password control
Set by switch, see SW1 settings
Second Level Cache
Item
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Specification
Cache controller
Built-in CPU
Cache size
512KB
1st level cache control
Always Enabled
2nd level cache control
Always Enabled
Cache scheme control
Fixed-in write back
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System Memory
Item
Specification
Memory controller
SiS645DX
Onboard memory size
0MB
DIMM socket number
2 Sockets
Supports memory size per socket
512MB
Supports maximum memory size
1024MB
Supports DIMM type
DDR-DRAM SODIMM
Supports DIMM Speed
266 MHz
Supports DIMM voltage
3.3 V
Supports DIMM package
200-pin so-DIMM
Memory module combinations
You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they
match the above specifications .
Memory Combinations
Slot 1
0MB
Slot 2
128MB
Total Memory
128 MB
128MB
0MB
128 MB
128MB
128MB
256 MB
256MB
0MB
256MB
0MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
128MB
384MB
128MB
256MB
384MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
0MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
128MB
640MB
256MB
512MB
768MB
128MB
512MB
640MB
512MB
256MB
768MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
0MB
512MB
Above table lists some system memory configurations. You may combine DIMMs with various capacities to
form other combinations.
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Modem Interface
Item
Specification
Chipset
Ambit MDC module with Lucent modem controller
Fax modem data baud rate (bps)
14.4K
Data modem data baud rate (bps)
56K
Supports modem protocol
V.92 MDC
Modem connector type
RJ11
Modem connector location
Rear side
Floppy Disk Drive Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
MCI JU-226A033
Floppy Disk Specifications
Media recognition
2DD (720KB)
2HD (1.2 MB, 3 mode)
2HD (1.44MB)
Sectors/track
9
15
18
Tracks
160
154(160)
160
Cylinders
80
76(80)
80
Data transfer rate
(Kbit/s)
1 MB
1.6 MB
2 MB
Rotational speed (RPM)
300
360
300
Read/write heads
2
Encoding method
MFM
Power Requirement
Input Voltage (V)
+5V
Hard Disk Drive Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & Model Name
Fujitsu HN-16L
Hitachi DK23EA-60/40/30/20
Capacity (MB)
40000
Bytes per sector
512
512
Logical heads
16
16
Logical sectors
63
63
Logical cylinders
16383
16383
Physical read/write heads
3
60000/30000
40000
Drive Format
4/2
3(DK23EA-40)
2(DK23EA-30/20)
4(DK23EA-60)
Disks
2
2/1
2(DK23EA-60/40)
1(DK23EA-30/20)
Spindle speed (RPM)
4200RPM
4200RPM
Performance Specifications
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Buffer size
2MB
2MB
Interface
ATA-6
ATA-5 (IDE)
Data transfer rate (diskbuffer, Mbytes/s)
18.1-33.8
19.4-38.1
121-216
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Hard Disk Drive Interface
Item
Data transfer, rate
(host~buffer, Mbytes/s)
Specification
100 MB/Sec
Max. 100 MB/Sec (Ultra DMA Mode 5)
Max. (16.6 PIO Mode 4/ Multiword DMA
Mode 2)
DC Power Requirements
Voltage tolerance
5 +/- 5%
5 +/- 5%
CD-ROM Interface
Items
Specification
Vendor & Model Name
Mitsumi SR-244W1
Performance Specification
Transfer rate
Read Sustained:
1545~3600 KB/sec
Programmed I/O:
16.7 MB/sec Max. (Mode 0~4)
Multi-word DMA:
16.7 MB/sec Max. (Mode 0~2)
Ultra DMA:
33.3MB/sec Max.
Access time (typ.)
Random: 115 ms
Full Stroke: 250 ms
Rotation speed
5136 rpm
Data Buffer Capacity
128 KB
Interface
IDE
Applicable disc format
CD/CD-ROM(12cm,8cm), CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM (Mode 1, Mode2), CDROM XA (Mode 2, Form1 and Form 2), Photo CD (Single, Multi- session),
Enhanced CD
Loading mechanism
Drawer with soft eject and emergency eject hole
Power Requirement
Input Voltage
+5V[DC]+/-5%
DVD-ROM Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
MKE SR-8177-MBZ
Performance Specification
With CD Diskette
With DVD Diskette
Transfer rate (KB/sec)
Average Sustained:
DVD-5:
CAV mode
Normal Speed (1X) 11.08 Mbits/sec
775~1800 blocks/sec
CAV mode 36.67~88.64 Mbits/sec
(10.3X to 24X)
DVD-9/DVD-R/DVD-RW:
1550~3600kBytes/sec (Mode 1)
Normal Speed (1X) 11.08 Mbits/sec
1768~4106 kBytes/sec (Mode 2)
CAV mode 36.67~88.64 Mbits/sec
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DVD-ROM Interface
Item
Average Full Access time (typ.)
Specification
CD: (Disc: MNSU-005)
DVD-5:(Disc: MKE-D551)
Random (*1)
Random (*4)
120 msec typical
160 msec average max
CAV mode 95 msec typical 125
msec average max
Full Stroke (*2)
CAV mode 200 msec typical 260
msec average max
1/3 Stroke (*3)
CAV mode 105 msec typical 135
msec average max
Full Stroke (*5)
270 msec typical
350 msec average max
1/3 Stroke (*6)
130 msec typical
170 msec average max
DVD-9: (Disc: ODSC-PARA)
Random (*7)
150 msec typical
200 msec average max
Full Stroke (*8)
340 msec typical
450 msec average max
1/3 Stroke (*9)
170 msec typical
220 msec average max
DVD-RAM (2.6G) (Disc: LM-DB26)
Random (*10)
200 msec typical
300 msec average max
Full Stroke (*11)
300 msec typical
600 msec average max
Full Stroke (*12)
220 msec typical
320 msec average max
DVD-RAM (4.7G) (Disc: LM-HB47J)
Random (*13)
180 msec typical
300 msec average max
Full Stroke (*14)
320 msec typical
700 msec average max
Full Stroke (*15)
240 msec typical
350 msec average max
Data Buffer Capacity
256 kBytes
Interface
IDE
Applicable disc format
DVD: DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18, DVD-R (3.95G/4.7G), DVD-RAM
(2.6G/4.7G), DVD-RW
CD: CD-Audio, CD-ROM (mode 1 and mode 2), CD-ROM XA (mode 2, form
1 and form 2), CD-I (mode 2, form 1 and form 2), CD-I Ready, CD-I Bridge,
CD-WO, CD-RW, Photo CD, Video CD, Enhanced Music CD, CD-TEXT
Loading mechanism
Soft eject (with emergency eject hole)
Power Requirement
Input Voltage
+5V[DC]+/-5%
(*1) Average of Data read over the whole area from 00 min. 02 sec. 00 block to 59 min. 58 sec. 74 block more
than 2000 times including latency and layered error correction time.
(*2) From 00 min. 02 sec. 00 block to 59 min. 58 sec. 74 block including latency and layered error correction
time.
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(*3) From 00 min. 02 sec. 00 block to 20 min 00 sec. 00 block including latency and layered error correction
time.
(*4) Average of Data read over the whole area from starting data recorded area (LBA:0) to maximum data
recorded area (LBA:23197F), more than 2000 times including latency and layered error correction time.
(*5) From starting data recorded area (LBA:0) to maximum data recorded area (LBA:23197F) including latency
and layered error correction time.
(*6) From starting data recorded area (LBA:0) to maximum data recorded area (LBA:86A29) including latency
and layered error correction time.
(*7) Average of Data read over the whole area from starting data recorded area (LBA:0) to maximum data
recorded area (LBA:3FA0DF), more than 2000 times including latency and layered error correction time.
(*8) From starting data recorded area (LBA:0) to maximum data recorded area (LBA:3FA0DF) including
latency and layered error correction time.
(*9) From starting data recorded area (LBA:0) to maximum data recorded area (LBA:277D8E) including
latency and layered error correction time.
Combo Drive Interface
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
KME UJDA740
Performance Specification
Transfer rate (KB/sec)
Read Sustained:
DVD-ROM MAX 8X CAV (MAX 10800 KB/sec)
CD-ROM
MAX 24X CAV (MAX 3600 KB/sec)
CD-R
4X, 8X (CLV), MAX. 16X, MAX. 24X Zone (ZCLV)
Write:
CD-RW
4X (CLV)
HS-RW
4X, 8X, 10X (CLV)
ATAPI Interface:
PIO mode 16.6 MB/sec :PIO Mode 4
DMA mode 16.6 MB/sec:Multi word mode 2
Ultra DMA mode 33.3MB/sec: Ultra DMA mode 2
Error Rate
CD-ROM (with ECC)
(without ECC)
Less than 10-12 bit
Less than 10-9 bit
Less than 10-12 bit
DVD-ROM
Buffer rate
2MB
Access time
DVD-ROM 180 ms typ. (1/3 stroke)
CD-ROM 130 ms typ. (1/3 stroke)
Start up time
less than 15s
Stop time
less than 6s
Acoustic noise
less than 50 dBA
Interface
Enhanced IDE (ATAPI) compatible
Master/Slave
Set by Cable Select (By host)
Regional Code
“NONE”
PC compatible
PC2001 compatible
Applicable disc format
CD:
CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-R, CD-RW, PhotoCD (multiSession),
Video CD, CD-Extra(CD+), CD-text
DVD: DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW (Ver.1.1)
Slope
15 degree (Any direction)
Dimensions, Weight
128X129X12.7mm (WXDXH)
(except protrusion)
200g+- 10g
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Combo Drive Interface
Item
Specification
Eject
Soft Eject (with emergency eject hole)
Audio Interface
Item
Specification
Audio Controller
Sigmatel STAC9766
Audio onboard or optional
Built-in
Mono or Stereo
Stereo
Resolution
20 bit stereo Digital to Analog converter
18 bit stereo Analog to Digital converter
Compatibility
Microsoft PC98/PC99, AC97 2.2
Mixed sound source
CD, Mic-in, Phone, PC Speaker
Voice channel
8/16 bit, mono/stereo
Sampling rate
44.1 KHz
Internal microphone
No
Internal speaker / Quantity
Yes/2
Supports PnP DMA channel
DMA channel 0
DMA channel 1
Supports PnP IRQ
IRQ18
Video Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & Model Name
ATI M9CSP32
Chip voltage
Core / 2.5V, 1.5V, 1.8V
Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port
NO
Graph interface
4X AGP (Accelerated Graphic Port) Bus
Maximum resolution (LCD)
XGA: 1024 x768 (32bit colors)
Maximum resolution (CRT)
2048x1536 (32 bit colors)
Video Memory
Item
Specification
Fixed or upgradeable
Fixed, share the system memory
Video memory size
64MB
Video Resolutions Mode
Resolution
640x480x256
26
Refresh Rate
CRT Only
LCD/CRT Simultaneous(Under the
condition when using one controller)
85
60
640x480x64K
85
60
640x480x16M
85
60
800x600x256
85
60
800x600x64K
85
60
800x600x256
85
60
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USB Port
Item
Specification
USB Compliancy Level
2.0
OHCI
USB 2.0
Number of USB port
4
Location
Rear side
Serial port function control
Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup
PCMCIA Port
Item
Specification
PCMCIA controller
TI PCI1520
Supports card type
Type II
Number of slots
Two type II
Access location
Right side
Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port
Yes
Supports 32 bit CardBus
Yes (IRQ1, IRQ17)
Keyboard
Item
Specification
Keyboard controller
Mitsubishi M38857
Keyboard vendor & model name
API
Total number of keypads
84-/85/88- key
Windows 95 keys
Yes
Internal & external keyboard work simultaneously
Yes
Battery
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
SONY LIPX042ACPT (ET)
Battery Type
Li-ION
Pack capacity
5880mAH
Cell voltage
4.2V / 3.0V
Number of battery cell
12
Package configuration
12S
Package voltage
14.8V
DC-DC/Charger Converter
Item
Specification
Vendor
Wistron
Input Voltage
AC Adapter or Battery: 10V - 20VDC
DC-DC Converter Output
Output Rating
+5V
3.3V
Current (w/load, A)
0~5A
0~5A
Charger Output
Li-ION
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DC-DC/Charger Converter
Item
Specification
Normal charge (charge while system
is not operative)
3.75A+/-0.375A
Background charge (charge even
system is still operative)
0.8A
Protection
Charger protection
Over Current Protection
DC/DC converter protection
OCP (Over Current Protection,
6A)
OCP (Over Current Protection, 6A)
OVP (Over Voltage Protection,
5.2~5.5V)
UVP (Under Voltage Protection, 1.98~2.64V)
OVP (Over Voltage Protection, 3.43~3.63V)
UVP (Under Voltage Protection,
3~4V)
DC-AC LCD Inverter
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
Ambit
Input voltage (V)
8 ~ 21V
Input current (mA)
1A (max.)
Output voltage
(Vrms, no load)
1600Vrms
Output voltage
frequency (kHz)
40 ~ 70KHz
Output Current/Lamp
5.5 mA ~ 6.0mA
NOTE: DC-AC inverter is used to generate very high AC voltage, then support to LCD CCFT backlight user,
and is also responsible for the control of LCD brightness. Avoid touching the DC-AC inverter area while
the system unit is turned on.
.
LCD
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
15” AU
15” CHI MEI
B150XG01
N150X3-L05
LCD display area (diagonal, inch)
15
15
Display technology
TFT
TFT
Mechanical Specifications
Resolution
XGA (1024x768)
XGA (1024x768)
Support colors
262K
262/ 144K
Brightness control
Keyboard hotkey
Keyboard hotkey
Contrast control
None
None
Supply voltage for LCD display (V)
3.3 (typ.)
3.3 (typ.)
Supply voltage for LCD backlight (Vrms)
700 (typ.)
675 (typ.)
Optical Specification
Electrical Specification
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AC Adapter
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
PA-1121-02AW
Input Requirements
Maximum input current (A,
@90Vac, full load)
2A
Nominal frequency (Hz)
50-60
Frequency variation range (Hz)
47-63
Input voltage range (Vrms)
90-264
Inrush current
The maximum inrush current will be less than 50A and 100A when the adapter
is connected to 115Vac and 230Vac respectively.
Efficiency
It should provide an efficiency of 83% minimum, when measured at maximum
load under 115Vac.
Output Ratings (CV mode)
DC output voltage
20V
Noise + Ripple
300mVp-pmax (20 MHz bandwidth)
Load
0(min) 6A(max)
Output Ratings (CC mode)
DC output voltage
19.5V~21V for CV mode
Constant current mode
7.0 +/- 0.5A
Dynamic Output Characteristics
Turn-on delay time
2 sec (@ 115Vac)
Hold up time
8ms (@115Vac, Full load)
Over Voltage Protection (OVP)
25V
Short circuit protection
The output can be shorted without damage
Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
15KV (at air discharge)
8KV (at contact discharge)
Dielectric Withstand Voltage
Primary to secondary
1500Vac
Leakage current
0.25 mA max. (@ 254Vac, 60Hz)
Regulatory Requirements
Safety Requirements:
1.The subject product rated 100-120V 60Hz must be listed under UL 1950 and
certified with SCA Standard C22.2 No.950.
2.The subject product rated 200-240V 50Hz must comply with low voltage
directive 73/23EEC.
EMI Requirements:
1.The subject product rated 100-120V 60Hz must meet the EMI requirements
of FCC part 15, Subpart B for Class B Digital Device and get FCC Certification
before marketing into USA and Canada.
2.The subject product rated 200-240V 50Hz must meet the EMC Directive 89/
336/EEC.
3.The subject product rated 100-120V must meet the VCCI-2 EMI
requirements.
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Power Management
Power Saving Mode
Phenomenon
Standby Mode
Enter Standby Mode when
T
T
The buzzer beeps
The Sleep indicator lights up
T
All power shuts off
T
The display shuts off
T
Hard disk drive is in standby mode.
(spindle turned-off)
1.Standby/Hibernation hot-key is pressed
and system is not ready to enter Hibernation
mode.
2.System standby/ Hibernation timer expires
and system is not ready to enter Hibernation
mode.
Hibernation Mode
Enter Hibernation Mode (suspend to HDD)
when
1.Hibernation hot-key is pressed and
system is ready to enter Hibernation mode
2.System Hibernation timer expires and
system is ready to enter Hibernation mode.
Display Standby Mode
Keyboard, built-in touchpad, and an external
PS/2 pointing device are idle for a specified
period.
Hard Disk Standby Mode
Hard disk is idle within a specified period of
time.
Environmental Requirements
Item
Specification
Temperature
Operating
+5~+35 °C
Non-operating
-10~+60 °C
Humidity
Operating
20% to 85% RH, non-condensing
Non-operating
20% to 85% RH, non-condensing (Unpacked)
Non-operating
20% to 90% RH, non-condensing (Storage package)
Vibration
Operating (unpacked)
5~25.6Hz: 0.38mm (peak to peak)
25.6~250Hz: 0.5G
Non-operating (unpacked)
5~27.1Hz: 0.6G
27.1~50Hz: 0.04mm (peak to peak)
50~500Hz: 2.0G
Non-operating (packed)
5~62.6Hz: 0.51mm (peak to peak)
62.6~500Hz: 4.0G
Mechanical Specification
Item
30
Specification
Dimensions
326(W) x 275(D) x 39.9~45(H)mm
Weight
7.4Ibs with 15”LCD, FDD, HDD, Li, and CD-ROM
I/O Ports
Two type II PCMCIA (PC Card) port, one RJ-11 port, one RJ-45 port, one DC-in
port, four USB ports, one IEEE 1394 port, one microphone in (share line-in), one
line-out / share with SPDIF, one VGA port., one TV out.
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Mechanical Specification
Item
Drive Bays
Specification
One
Material
Plastic
Indicators
Power-on, Standby, Battery Status, Media Access, CapsLock and NumLock
Switch
Power
Memory Address Map
Memory Address
Size
Function
000A0000-000BFFFF
128KB
Mobility RADEON 9000
000A0000-000BFFFF
128KB
PCI Bus
000A0000-000BFFFF
128KB
SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
000C8000-000BFFFF
32KB
Motherboard resources
000C8000-000BFFFF
32KB
PCI Bus
000DA000-000DAFFF
4KB
Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus
Controller
000DB000-000DBFFF
4KB
Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus
Controller
10000000-FFEDFFFF
3GB
PCI Bus
E4000000-E7FFFFFF
128MB
Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus
Controller
E8000000-EBFFFFFF
64MB
SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
EC000000-EC000FFF
4KB
OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host
Controller
EC001000-EC001FFF
4KB
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host
Controller
EC002000-EC002FFF
4KB
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host
Controller
EC003000-EC003FFF
4KB
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host
Controller
EC004000-EC004FFF
4KB
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host
Controller
EC005000-EC0050FF
256KB
Realtek RTL8139/810X Family Fast
Ethernet NIC
EC100000-EC10FFFF
64K
Mobility RADEON 9000
EC100000-EC1FFFFF
1MB
SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
F0000000-F7FFFFFF
128MB
Mobility RADEON 9000
F0000000-F7FFFFFF
128MB
SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
FAC00000-FEBFFFFF
64MB
Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus
Controller
FEC00000-FEC00FFF
4KB
Motherboard resources
FEE00000-FEE00FFF
4KB
Motherboard resources
FFC00000-FFC00FFF
4KB
Motherboard resources
FFE00000-FFE00FFF
4KB
Motherboard resources
FFE7C000-FFE7CFFF
4KB
Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus
Controller
FFE7D000-FFE7DFFF
4KB
Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus
Controller
FFE7E000-FFE7EFFF
4KB
Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus
Controller
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Memory Address Map
Memory Address
Size
Function
FFE7F000-FFE7FFFF
4KB
Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus
Controller
FFE80000-FFEFFFFF
512KB
Motherboard resources
82200000-82200FFF
4KB
Audio
I/O Address Map
I/O Address
00000000-0000000F
32
Function
Direct Memory Access controller
00000000-00000CF7
PCI bus
00000020-00000021
Programmable interrupt controller
0000002E-0000002E
Motherboard resources
0000002F-0000002F
Motherboard resources
00000040-00000043
System Timer
00000060-00000060
Standard 101/102-key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 keyboard
00000061-00000061
System Speaker
00000062-00000062
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller
00000064-00000064
Standard 101/102-key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 keyboard
00000066-00000066
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller
00000070-00000071
System CMOS/realtime clock
00000080-00000080
Motherboard resources
00000081-0000008F
Direct memory access controller
00000090-00000092
Motherboard resources
000000A0-000000A1
Programmable interrupt controller
000000C0-000000DF
Direct memory access controller
000000F0-000000FF
Numeric data processor
00000170-00000177
Secondary IDE channel
000001F0-000001F7
Primary IDE channel
00000274-00000277
ISAPNP Read Data Report
00000279-00000279
ISAPNP Read Data Report
00000376-00000376
Secondary IDE channel
000003B0-000003BB
Mobility RADEON 9000
000003B0-000003BB
SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
000003C0-000003DF
Mobility RADEON 9000
000003C0-000003DF
SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
000003F0-000003F5
Standard floppy disk controller
000003F6-000003F6
Primary IDE channel
000003F7-000003F7
Standard floppy disk controller
00000480-0000048F
Direct memory access controller
000004D0-000004D1
Motherboard resources
00000A79-00000A79
ISAPNP Read Data Report
00000D00-0000FFFF
PCI bus
00001000-000010FF
Agere Systems AC’97 Modem
00001800-000018FF
Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
00001C00-00001C7F
Agere Systems AC’97 Modem
0000A000-0000A0FF
Mobility RADEON 9000
Aspire 1600
I/O Address Map
I/O Address
0000A000-0000AFFF
Function
SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
0000F900-0000F9FF
Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus Controller
0000FA00-0000FAFF
Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus Controller
0000FC00-0000FCFF
Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus Controller
0000FD00-0000FDFF
Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus Controller
0000FE00-0000FE00
Motherboard resources
IRQ Assignment Map
Interrupt Channel
IRQ0
Function
System timer
IRQ1
Keyboard
IRQ6
Standard FDD Controller
IRQ8
System CMOS Real time clock
IRQ9
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
IRQ12
Synaptics PS/2 Port Pointing Device
IRQ13
Numeric Data Processor
IRQ14
IDE Primary channel
IRQ15
IDE Secondary channel
IRQ16
Mobility RADEON 9000
IRQ16
Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus Controller
IRQ17
OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
IRQ17
Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus Controller
IRQ18
Agere Systems AC’97 Modem
IRQ18
SigmaTel C-Major Audio
IRQ19
Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
IRQ20
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
IRQ21
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
IRQ22
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
IRQ23
SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller
NOTE: IRQ settings may be changed by OS
DMA Channel Assignment
DMA Channel
Function
DRQ0
Not used
DRQ1
Not used
DRQ2
Floppy
DRQ3
Not used
DRQ4
DMA controller
DRQ5
Not used
DRQ6
Not used
DRQ7
Not used
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Chapter 2
System Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/
Output System).
Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if
you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run Setup. Please also refer to Chapter 4
Troubleshooting when problem arises.
To activate the BIOS Utility, press m during POST (while the TravelMate logo is being displayed).
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Multi-Boot Menu
Users can press F12 during POST to enter the Multi Boot Selection Menu. In this menu users can change boot
device without entering BIOS SETUP utility.
Boot Menu
1.
2.
3.
4.
+Removable Devices
+Hard Drive
CD-ROM Drive
D2D Recovery
<Enter Setup>
NOTE: If users disable the multi boot selection menu in BIOS SETUP utility, the message “ Press F12 to enter
the multi boot selection menu” will not appear during POST.
NOTE: If users disable the “Boot on LAN” option in BIOS SETUP utility, then the option of Realtek Boot Agent
will not appear.
Setting the Boot Drive Sequence
The Boot Drive Sequence section lists boot priorities (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th) for bootable drives in your
computer.
For example, the default value (1st: Removable Devices, 2nd: Hard Drive, 3rd: CD-ROM Drive, and 4th: D2D
Recovery) tells the computer to first search for a removable device. If it finds one present, it boots up from that
removable device. If not, the computer continues to search for a hard disk drive. If it cannot boot up from the
hard disk drive, it continues by booting up from the CD-ROM drive and etc...
To set the boot drive sequence, use the w / y keys to select a priority level (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th), then use
the z
/ x keys to select the device for that priority level.
NOTE: When Boot on LAN is set Enabled, then the 5th option: Realtek Boot Agent shows in the list.
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Navigating the BIOS Utility
There are six menu options: System Information, Main System Settings, Advanced Information, System
Security, Boot Options and Exit Setup Settings.
To enter a menu, highlight the item using the w / y keys, then press e.
Within a menu, navigate through the BIOS Utility by following these instructions:
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Press the w / y keys to move between the parameters.
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Press the p
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Press the | key while you are in any of the menu options to return to the main menu.
/ qkeys to change the value of a parameter.
NOTE: You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in square brackets. Navigation keys are
shown at the bottom of the screen.
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System Information
The System Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Information
Main
Advanced
CPU Type:
CPU Speed:
System Memory:
Total Memory:
HDD1 Serial Number
HDD2 Serial Number
System BIOS Version
VGA BIOS Version
KBC Version:
Serial Number
Asset Tag Number:
Product Name
Manufacture Name
UUID Number
F1 Help
Esc Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
Security
Boot
Exit
Intel ® Pentium ® 4 CPU 2.40 GHz
2400 MHz
640 KB
129535 KB
9ZY9ZQE6646
None
R01-A0H
ATI Technologies Inc. BK-ATI VER 008
02.13.29
9147Y0100130600007M000
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Acer
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
F5/F6 Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
NOTE: The screen above is a sample and may not reflect the actual data on your computer. “X” may refer to a
series of numbers and/or characters.
The following table describes the information in this screen.
Parameter
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Description
CPU Type
Describe the type of CPU installed in the system.
CPU Speed
Show the speed of CPU installed in the system.
System Memory
Display the current system memory.
Total Memory
Display the current total system memory.
HDD Serial Number
Display the primary master HDD serial number. If there is no primary master
HDD, then show “None”.
System BIOS Version
Show the current system BIOS version.
VGA BIOS Version
Show the video graphics accelerator BIOS version. It is obtained from VGA
BIOS.
KBC Version
Display the current KBC version.
Serial Number
Show the serial number of the computer. (32 characters)
Asset Tag Number
Show the asset tag number of the computer. (16 characters)
Product Name
Show the official name of the product. (15 characters)
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Parameter
Description
Manufacturer Name
Show the manufacturer of the computer. (15 characters)
UUID
Show the universally unique identifier of your computer. (16 Byte-Hex-Digital)
The items in this screen are important and vital information about your computer. If you experience computer
problems and need to contact technical support, this data helps our service personnel know more about your
computer.
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Main System Settings
The Basic System Settings screen allows you to set the system date and time.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Information
Main
Advanced
Security
System Time:
System Date:
[08:46:55]
[01/07/2003]
Boot Display
Screen Expansion:
[Auto]
[Enabled]
QuickBoot Mode:
Boot Time Diagnostic Screen
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Boot on Lan
Hotkey Beep:
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Exit
Item Specific Help
Adjust calendar clock
<Tab>, <Shift-Tab>, or
<Enter> selects field.
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Auto Dimm
F12 Multi-Boot
F1 Help
Esc Exit
Boot
Select Item
Select Menu
F5/F6 Change Values
Enter Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
The following table describes the parameters in this screen.
Parameter
Description
Format
System Time
Sets the system time.
HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second)
System Date
Sets the system date.
DDD MMM DD, YYYY
(day-of-the-week month day, year)
Boot Display
Sets the display output device on
boot up.
Auto or Both
When set to Auto, the computer
automatically determines the
display device. If an external
display device (e.g., monitor) is
connected, it becomes the boot
display. When set to Both, the
computer outputs to both the
computer display screen and an
external display device if one is
connected.
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Screen Expansion
Enable or disable the screen
expansion function.
Enabled or Disabled
Quick Boot Mode
Allow the system to skip certain
tests while booting. This will
decrease the time needed to boot
the system.
Enabled or Disabled
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Parameter
Description
Boot-time Diagnostic
Screen
Display logo screen during boot.
Boot on LAN
When it is enabled, a remote host
with an appropriate boot image can
boot this computer via the internal
LAN.
Format
Disabled or Enabled
Note: Enable to show the acer
TravelMate picture screen on boot
up.
Disabled or Enabled
Note: Need to restart system for
enabling Boot-on-LAN function.
Hotkey Beep
Enable or disable hotkey beep.
Enabled or Disabled
Auto Dim
The system will support an
automatic dimming of the
Enabled or Disabled
LCD backlight when the AC power
is NOT available (running on
battery power).
F12 Multi-Boot
Users could choose if to display
‘Fn-F12 for multi-
Enabled or Disabled
boot’ message during post.
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Advanced Information
The Advanced Information screen contains parameter values that define how your computer behaves on
system startup.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Information
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
Legacy Diskette A:
[1.44/1.25MB ]
. Primary Master
. Secondary Master
Hyper Threading Technology
. PCI IRQ Routing
[FUJITSU MHS2040AT]
[UJDA740 DVD/CDRW]
[Disabled]
Resume on LAN/Modem Access:
Reset Configuration Data:
System Boot From Hard Disk
Recovery
[Enabled]
[No]
F1 Help
Esc Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
Exit
Item Specific Help
Select Floppy Disk type.
[Enabled]
F5/F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults
Enter Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
Parameter
Legacy Diskette A
Description
Enable or Disable Legacy Diskette A
Options
1.44/1.25MB or Disabled
Note: Selects floppy type. Note that 1.25MB
references a 1024 byte/sector Japanese media
format. The 1.25MB diskette requires a 3-Mode
floppy-disk drive.
Primary Master
Show IDE Primary Master HDD size.
User can enter submenu to set some detail
functions
Secondary Master
Show IDE Secondary Master Device Status.
User can enter submenu to set some detail
functions.
Hyper Threading
Technology
Enables 2nd logical processor.
PCI IRQ Routing
Set Default IRQ of PCI device.
Auto, User, None or ATAPI
Removable
Auto, User, None or ATAPI
Removable
Disabled or Enabled
Note: This setting is only available for CPU
3.06GHz or above.
Auto/ User Select
Note: Menu used to set IRQ for PCI Devices.
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Resume on LAN/Modem
Access
Set Enabled or Disabled to wake on LAN/Modem
access.
Enabled or Disabled
Reset Configuration Data
Select “Yes” to clear the extended system
configuration (ESCD) data.
No or Yes
System Boot From Hard
Disk Recovery
Recovery from hard disk drive, which contains
ghost image.
Enabled or Disabled
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Primary Master
The Primary Master sub-menu contains parameters related to the primary hard disk.
CAUTION: The parameters in this screen are for the advanced users only. Typically, you do not need to
change the values in this screen.The default setting of Auto optimizes all the settings for your hard disk.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Primary Master
Type:
LBA
Total Sectors:
Maximum Capacity:
Multi-Sector Transfers:
LBA Mode Control:
32 Bit I/O:
Transfer Mode:
Ultra DMA Mode:
F1 Help
Esc Exit
Parameter
Type
[FUJITSU MHS2040AT D-(PM)]
[Auto]
Format
78140160
40008MB
Select ATA/ATAPI drive installed
here
[Auto]
The BIOS auto-types the drive on
boot time.
Except [Auto]
You enter parameters of the drive.
[None]
The drive is disabled.
[16 Sectors]
[Enablde]
[Disabled]
[Fast PIO 4]
[Mode 5]
Select Item
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
F5/F6 Change Values
F9 Setup Defaults
Enter Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit
Description
The setting of detail functions stands on type.
Note: Auto= Autotype Hard-Disk drive installed here.
Options
Auto/None/ ATAPI
Removable/User
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested parameter settings.
NOTE: When the device is disabled, all the sub-items will be hidden.
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Secondary Master
The Secondary Master sub-menu contains parameters related to the Media bay drive.
CAUTION: The parameters in this screen are for the advanced users only. Typically, you do not need to
change the values in this screen. The default setting of Auto optimizes all the settings for your Media
bay drive.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
ID E Secondary M aster
[U JD A740 D VD /C D RW -(SM )]
T ype:
[Auto]
M ulti-S ector T ransfers:
LB A M ode C ontrol:
32 Bit I/O :
T ransfer M ode:
U ltra D M A M ode:
F1 H elp
Esc Exit
Parameter
Type
Item Specific H elp
Select ATA/ATAPI drive installed
here.
[Auto]
T he BIO S auto-types the drive on
boot tim e.
Except [Auto]
You enter param eters of the drive.
[N one]
T he drive is disabled.
[D isabled]
[D isabled]
[D isabled]
[Fast PIO 4]
[M ode 2]
S elect Item
S elect M enu
F5/F 6 C hange Values
Enter Select Sub-M enu
F9 S etup D efaults
F10 Save and Exit
Description
The setting of detail functions stands on type.
Note: Auto= Autotype Hard-Disk drive installed here
Options
Auto/ None/ ATAPI
Removable/ User
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested parameter settings.
NOTE: When the device is disabled, all the sub-items will be hidden.
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PCI IRQ Routing
The PCI IRQ Routing sub-menu allows you to set IRQ for PCI devices.
CAUTION: The parameters in this screen are for advanced users only. Typically, you do not need to change
the values in this screen because these values are already optimized.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
PCI IRQ Routing
PCI IRQ A# :
PCI IRQ B# :
PCI IRQ C# :
PCI IRQ D# :
PCI IRQ E# :
PCI IRQ F# :
PCI IRQ G# :
PCI IRQ H# :
F1 Help
Esc Exit
Parameter
PIRQ A-H#
Item Specific Help
[11]
[11]
[11]
[11]
[11]
[11]
[11]
[11]
PCI devices can use hardware
interrupts called IRQs. A PCI
device cannot use IRQs already in
use by ISA or EISA devices. Use
‘Auto’ only if no ISA or Eisa legacy
cards are installed.
Select Item
F5/F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults
Select Menu Enter Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit
Description
Set default IRQ of PCI device.
Note: PCI devices can use hardware interrupt called
IRQs. A PCI device cannot use IRQs already in use
by ISA or EISA devices. Use “Auto Select” only if no
ISA or EISA legacy cards are installed.
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IRQ11, Disabled, Auto
Select, IRQ3, IRQ7, IRQ10
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System Security
The System Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from
unauthorized use.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Information
Main
Advanced
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Boot
Set Primary Hard Disk Password
Processor Serial Number
Exit
[Enter]
[Enter]
[Disabled]
Password on boot:
F1 Help
Esc Exit
Security
[Enter]
[Enabled]
Item Specific Help
Press <Enter> key to set
Supervisor Password to enable any
password features.
Then password entry is required to
enter BIOS Setup.
F5/F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults
Select Item
Select Menu Enter Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested parameter settings.
Parameter
Set Supervisor Password
Description
While entering SETUP, BIOS need to request user to enter
supervisor password if set.
Options
Enter
This password protects the BIOS SETUP menu from
unauthorized entry.
Set User Password
During POST, BIOS need to check user password if set.
Enter
This password protects the system from unauthorized user
entry before OS boots up.
Password on Boot
During POST, BIOS need to check power on password if set.
Disabled or Enabled
This password protects the computer from unauthorized entry
during boot-up.
Set Primary Hard Disk
Password
During POST, BIOS need to check hard disk password if set.
Processor Serial Number
Display the process serial number.
Enter
This password protects the computer from unauthorized entry
during boot-up if a second Hard disk is inserted.
Enabled or Disabled
Setting a Password
Follow these steps:
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Use the cursor w/y keys to highlight a Password parameter (Supervisor Password, User Password,
Password on boot or Primary Hard Disk Password) and press thee key. The password box appears
as below if choosing Set Supervisor Password:
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S et S upervisor P assw ord
E nter N ew P assw ord
[
C onfirm N e w P assw ord [
2.
]
]
Type a password. The password may consist of up to eight characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9) and then press
e.
IMPORTANT:Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the
screen.
3.
Retype password to verify your first entry and then press e. The following screen appears:
S etup N otice
C hanges have been saved.
[C ontinue]
4.
After setting the password, the computer automatically sets the chosen password parameter to Present.
5.
Press ^ to return to the main menu.
6.
Press u. The following dialogue box appears.
Setup Confirm ation
Save Configuration changes and exit now?
[Yes]
7.
[N o]
Select Yes and press e to save the password and exit the BIOS utility.
Four password types protect your computer from unauthorized access. Setting these passwords creates
several different levels of protection for your computer and data:
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Supervisor Password prevents unauthorized entry to the BIOS Utility. Once set, you must key-in
this password to gain access to the BIOS Utility.
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User Password and Password On Boot secure your computer against unauthorized use. Combine
the use of this password with password checkpoints on boot-up and resume from hibernation for
maximum security.
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Hard Disk Password protects your data by preventing unauthorized access to your hard disk.
Even if the hard disk is removed from the computer and moved to another computer, it cannot be
accessed without the Hard Disk Password.
When a password is set, a password prompt appears on the left-hand corner of the display screen.
1.
When the Supervisor Password is set, the following prompt appears when you press m to enter the
BIOS Utility at boot-up.
Enter Password
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Type the Supervisor Password and press e to access the BIOS Utility.
2.
When the User Password is set and Power on boot is set enabled, the following prompt appears at bootup when pressing m.
Enter Password
Type the User Password (a symbol appears for each character you type) and press e to use the computer.
If you enter the password incorrectly, an x symbol appears. Try again and press e.
3.
When the Power on boot is set enabled, the following prompt appears at boot-up.
Enter Password
4.
When the Hard Disk Password is set, the following prompt appears at boot-up.
Enter Password
Type the Hard Disk Password (a symbol appears for each character you type) and press e to use the
computer. If you enter the password incorrectly, an x symbol appears. Try again and press e.
You have three chances to enter a password. If you successfully entered the password, the system starts
Windows.
Removing a Password
If you fail to enter the password correctly after three tries, the system hangs.
To change a password, follow the same steps used to set a password.
1.
Use the cursor w/y keys to highlight a Password parameter (Supervisor Password, User Password,
Password on boot ) and press e. The following prompt appears:
Enter Current Password [
Enter New Password [
Confirm New Password [
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]
]
Type Current Password, leave the “ Enter New Password” blank and press e. Leave “ Confirm New
Password” blank and press e, then the password is removed.
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Boot Options
Users can press F12 during POST to enter the Boot Options Menu directly (See “Multi-Boot Menu” on page
35), or by entering BIOS SETUP utility, Boot Options item.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Information
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
+Removable Devices
+Hard Drive
CD-ROM Drive
D2D Recovery
F1 Help
Esc Exit
Exit
Item Specific Help
<Shift + 1> enables or
disables a device.
<+>/<Space> or <-> moves the
device up or down.
<d> removes a device that is not
installed.
Select Item
F5/F6 Change Values
F9 Setup Defaults
Select Menu
Enter Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit
NOTE: There are four defaulted options that allow users to specify the boot device sequence. If the “Boot on
LAN” option is enabled, then, Realtek Boot Agent will be shown as the fifth option.
The priority of options from top to bottom is 1st, 2nd, 3rd ,and 4th.
If the Removable Device or Hard Drive option has multi devices, show ‘+’ in front of option and show each
device information.
NOTE: Keys used to view or configure devices:
<e> expands or collapses devices with a + or <p>and <q> moves the device up and or down.
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Exit Setup
This menu contains exit options.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Information
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
Exit Saving Changes
Exit Discarding Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Discard Changes
Save Changes
F1 Help
Esc Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
Exit
Item Specific Help
Exit System Setup and save
your changes to CMOS.
F5/F6 Change Values
F9 Setup Defaults
Enter Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Setting in boldface are the defaults and
suggested parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
Exit Saving Changes
Save any changes, and exit BIOS setup.
Exit Discarding Changes
Discard any changes, and exit BIOS setup.
Note: Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.
Note: Exit utility without saving Setup data to CMOS.
Load Setup Defaults
Load Setup Defaults.
Discard Changes
Discard any changes.
Note: Load default values for all SETUP items.
Note: Load previous value from CMOS for all SETUP items.
Save Changes
Save changes.
Note: Save Setup data to CMOS.
Load Setup Default
If you want to restore all parameter settings to their default values, select this menu item and press e. The
following dialog box displays.
D o you w ant to load default settings?
[Yes]
[N o]
If you would like to load factory- default settings for all parameters, use the cursor z / x keys to select Yes;
then press e. Choose No if otherwise.
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BIOS Flash Utility
The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions:
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New versions of system programs
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New features or options
Use the PHFlash or WFlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM.
Executing the PHFlash Program
Please do the following to update BIOS in DOS environment.
1.
Copy the ZIP file to your HDD. The recommended directory is C:\drivers\BIOS
2.
Then unzip it with -d option to store the sub-directories. ex. )PKUNZIP -d C:\drivers\BIOS\*.zip
C:\drivers\BIOS.
3.
Reboot to pure DOS.
4.
Run C:\drivers\BIOS\BIOS.BAT
5.
Follow displayed procedures to flash system BIOS.
Executing the WFlash Program
Please do the following to update BIOS in Windows environment.
1.
Boot into system.
2.
Run “WistronWFlash.exe”.
3.
In WFlash windows, choose “LOAD BIOS BINARY FILE”. Choose the new binary file you want to use for
updates.
4.
Choose “SAVE ROM BIOS TO FILE” as backup.
5. Choose “PROGRAM BIOS”. BIOS is updated.
NOTE: Should the procedure is not successfully completed, go to step 3, choose the ROM file saved in step 4.
And, then, “PROGRAM BIOS”. The system will be recovered to the original BIOS version.
NOTE: .
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System Utility Diskette
This utility diskette is for the Aspire 1600 notebook machine. You can find the utility in Service CD kit. It
provides the following functions:
1.
1394 GUID Utility
2.
Mother Board Data Utility
To use this diskette, first boot from this diskette, then a “Microsoft Windows ME Startup Menu” prompt you to
choose the testing item. Follow the instructions on screen to proceed.
NOTE: This program contains a readme.txt file. This readme.txt file will introduce each test utility and its
functions
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Chapter 3
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for
maintenance and troubleshooting.
To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools:
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Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge
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Number 1 Flat-bladed screwdriver
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Phillips screwdriver
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Plastic Flat-bladed screwdriver
Number 5 Hexed screwdriver
NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the
screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the components.
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General Information
Before You Begin
Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following:
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1.
Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals.
2.
Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system.
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Disassembly Procedure Flowchart
The flowchart on the succeeding page gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence
and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to
remove the main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in
that order.
E*1
Battery cover
B*2
Battery
Module
START
Battery
E*2
Modem
Cover
Middle Cover B*2 Launch
W/ Launch
Board
board
DIMM
Cover
B*4
B*3
C*2
Modem
Board
Keyboard
DVD:G*2
Optical Drive
Module
DIMM
CDROM:N/A
B*2
Optical Drive
Chassis
Keyboard C*2 DC-Charger
Bracket
Plate
Touch Pad
Frame
COMBO:G*3
Optical Drive
PCB
Optical Drive
Bezel
A*4
D*4
CPU Fan
Sink Module
C*4
VGA
Thermal Plate
B*2
DC to DC
Board
RTC Battery
LCD Module
(See Next Page)
Optical A*4 HDD
Drive
Module
I*4
A*14 & B*1&C*2
CPU
HDD
Bracket
Upper Case
C*1
FDD
Module
J*2
Lower Case
I/O Port
bracket
C*2
PCMCIA
Socket
C*2
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C*3
C*1
Main Board
FDD
HDD
C*2
Speakers
H*2
FDD
Bracket
Touch Pad
Board
Touch Pad
Buttons
Touch Pad
Scroll Key
Touch Pad
FPC
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LCD Module
LCD Cushions
A*5
LCD Bezel
F*4
A*1
LCD Hinges
Inverter
LCD Latch
B*6
LCD Coaxial
Cable
LCD Panel
LCD
Screw List
Item
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Description
A
Screw M2.5XL6 (Black)
B
Screw M2XL4 (Silver)
C
Screw M2XL5 (Silver)
D
Screw M2.5XL18 (Silver)
E
Screw M2XL4 (Black)
F
Screw M2.5XL5 (Black)
G
Screw M1.7XL3 (Black)
H
Screw M2.5XL4 (Silver)
I
Screw M3XL4 (Silver)
J
Hex Screw
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Removing the Battery Pack
1.
To remove the battery, first unlock the battery lock button, push the two battery release buttons, and then
slide the battery pack out from the machine.
Disassembling the Battery Pack
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
Remove the two screws, and then detach the battery from the battery cover.
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Removing the Optical Drive Module
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
Release the release button and then slide the optical drive module out from the main unit.
Disassembling the Optical Drive Module
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 57
3.
To disassemble the optical drive module, first remove the four screws as shown.
4.
Detach the optical drive module from the optical drive chassis.
5.
Remove the two screws and then detach the optical drive PCB from the optical drive module.
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Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 57
3.
Remove the four screws as shown and then pull the plastic tag to detach the hard disk drive module out
from the machine carefully.
Disassembling the Hard Disk Drive Module
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58
4.
To disassemble the hard disk drive module, first remove the four screws from the hard disk drive bracket.
5.
Detach the hard disk drive bracket from the hard disk drive.
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Removing the Memory Module
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
To remove the memory module from the machine, first remove the one screw from the memory cover.
3.
Lift the cover off, and then remove the memory cover.
4.
Push out the latches on both sides of the socket and pull the memory module out from the socket.
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Removing the Modem Board
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
To remove the modem board, first remove the screw from the modem cover.
3.
Remove the modem cover from the machine.
4.
Remove two screws from the modem board as shown, disconnect the modem cable from the modem
board, and then remove the modem board from the main unit carefully by using a plastic flat bladed screw
driver.
5.
Disconnect the modem cable from the modem board, then remove the modem board.
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Disassembling the LCD
Removing the Middle Cover
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
Pry up the middle cover with a plastic flat screwdriver, pull the middle cover up carefully
3.
Turn the middle cover over and disconnect the launch board cable from the launch board and then detach
the middle cover away from the main unit.
.
Removing the Launch Board
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
3.
Remove the two screws and then detach the launch board from the middle cover.
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Removing the Keyboard
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
3.
To remove the keyboard, first remove the three screws as shown here.
4.
Lift the keyboard upward carefully and put it on the upper case.
5.
Use a plastic flat screwdriver to help disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board carefully, then
remove the keyboard from the main board.
Removing the LCD Module
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
Remove the two screws from the base of the unit.
5.
Remove the screw and disconnect the LCD coaxial cable from the main board.
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6.
Remove the inverter cable from the main board with a plastic flat screwdriver.
7.
Remove the four screws as shown and then detach the LCD module from the main unit carefully.
NOTE: Please arrange the coaxial cable and the inverter cable well in the way as shown after you connect
them to the main board.
Removing the LCD Bezel
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
5.
Remove the four LCD cushions as shown and the middle lower mylar on the LCD bezel, and then remove
the five screws below from the LCD bezel.
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6.
Snap off the bezel carefully, and then remove the LCD bezel from the LCD module.
Removing the Inverter Board
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
5.
See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 63
6.
To remove the inverter board, first remove the screw from the inverter board.
7.
Disconnect the LCD power cable, remove the inverter board from the LCD panel, and then disconnect the
inverter cable from the inverter board.
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Removing the LCD
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
5.
See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 63
6.
See “Removing the Inverter Board” on page 64
7.
To remove the LCD, first remove the six screws from both sides of the LCD, then remove the LCD from
the LCD panel.
Removing the LCD Hinges
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
5.
See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 63
6.
Remove four screws to remove the LCD hinges and then detach the LCD hinges from the LCD.
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Removing the LCD Coaxial Cable
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
5.
See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 63
6.
See “Removing the Inverter Board” on page 64
7.
Remove the tapes then remove the LCD coaxial cable from the LCD.
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Disassembling the Main Unit
Removing the Keyboard Bracket
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
Remove the keyboard support bracket from the main unit carefully.
Removing the DC Charger Plate
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
5.
Remove the two screws as shown and then detach the DC charger Plate from the main board.
Removing the RTC Battery
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
5.
See “Removing the DC Charger Plate” on page 67
6.
Disconnect the RTC cable and then remove the RTC battery from the upper case gently.
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Removing the Touch Pad Frame
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
Release the latches with a plastic flat screwdriver carefully.
3.
Detach the touch pad frame from the upper case gently.
Removing the DC to DC Board
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
3.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
4.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
5.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
6.
Detach the DC to DC board from the main board gently.
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Removing the CPU Fan Sink
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
5.
Disconnect the CPU fan cable, remove four screws, and then detach the CPU fan sink from the main unit.
Removing the Processor
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
5.
See “Removing the CPU Fan Sink” on page 69
6.
Lift up the CPU socket lever, remove the CPU from the CPU socket carefully, and then put the CPU
socket lever back to its original position.
Installing the Processor
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
5.
See “Removing the CPU Fan Sink” on page 69
6.
Lift up the CPU socket lever, install the CPU to the CPU socket carefully, and then put the CPU socket
lever back to its original position to secure the CPU well.
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NOTE: Please make sure the CPU is attached with PIN1 on this side.
Removing the Upper Case
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
5.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
6.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
7.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
8.
See “Removing the DC Charger Plate” on page 67
9.
Use a plastic flat screwdriver to disconnect the touch pad cable from the main board.
10. To remove the upper case, first remove the two screws from the front side, and then remove the fifteen
screws from the backside of the main unit.
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11. Pull the upper case from the unit gently.
Removing the Touch Pad Board
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58
3.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
4.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
5.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
6.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
7.
See “Removing the DC Charger Plate” on page 67
8.
See “Removing the Touch Pad Frame” on page 68
9.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 70
10. To detach the touch pad board, first disconnect the touch pad cable from the touch pad board with a
plastic flat screwdriver and plastic tweezers, and then remove the touch pad board from the upper case.
Removing the Touch Pad Button
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58
3.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
4.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
5.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
6.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
7.
See “Removing the DC Charger Plate” on page 67
8.
See “Removing the Touch Pad Frame” on page 68
9.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 70
10. See “Removing the Touch Pad Board” on page 71
11. Remove the touch pad button.
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Removing the Touch Pad Scroll Key
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58
3.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
4.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
5.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
6.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
7.
See “Removing the DC Charger Plate” on page 67
8.
See “Removing the Touch Pad Frame” on page 68
9.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 70
10. See “Removing the Touch Pad Board” on page 71
11. See “Removing the Touch Pad Button” on page 71
12. Detach the touch pad scroll key from the upper case.
Removing the Touch Pad FPC
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58
3.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
4.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
5.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
6.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
7.
See “Removing the DC Charger Plate” on page 67
8.
See “Removing the Touch Pad Frame” on page 68
9.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 70
10. See “Removing the Touch Pad Board” on page 71
11. See “Removing the Touch Pad Button” on page 71
12. Detach the touch pad FPC from the upper case carefully.
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Removing the VGA Thermal Plate
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58
3.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
4.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
5.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
6.
See “Removing the DC Charger Plate” on page 67
7.
See “Removing the CPU Fan Sink” on page 69
8.
Remove the four screws and then detach the VGA thermal plate from the main board.
Removing the Floppy Disk Drive Module
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
5.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
6.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
7.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
8.
See “Removing the DC Charger Plate” on page 67
9.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 70
10. Disconnect the FDD cable from the main board and remove the one screw.
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11. Detach the FDD module from the lower case.
Disassembling the Floppy Disk Drive Module
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
5.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
6.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
7.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
8.
See “Removing the DC Charger Plate” on page 67
9.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 70
10. See “Removing the Floppy Disk Drive Module” on page 73
11. To disassemble the floppy disk drive from the disk drive module, first remove the two screws as shown
here and then detach the floppy disk from the floppy disk drive bracket
12. Disconnect the floppy disk drive FPC cable gently from the floppy disk drive.
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Removing the Speakers
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
5.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
6.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
7.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
8.
See “Removing the DC Charger Plate” on page 67
9.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 70
10. To remove the speakers, first remove the two tapes, disconnect the cable from the main board and then
remove the two screws.
11. Remove the speakers and speaker cable from the lower case gently.
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NOTE: Please pay attention to how the speaker cable is routed when the speakers are attached back to the
main unit.
Removing the Main Board
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
5.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
6.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
7.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
8.
See “Removing the DC Charger Plate” on page 67
9.
See “Removing the DC to DC Board” on page 68
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10. See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 70
11. See “Removing the Floppy Disk Drive Module” on page 73
12. See “Removing the VGA Thermal Plate” on page 73
13. Disconnect the launch board cable and the speaker cable from the main board.
.
14. Remove the three screws as shown and detach the main board from the lower case carefully in the way
as shown here.
Removing the PCMCIA Slot
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
5.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
6.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
7.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
8.
See “Removing the DC Charger Plate” on page 67
9.
See “Removing the DC to DC Board” on page 68
10. See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 70
11. See “Removing the Floppy Disk Drive Module” on page 73
12. See “Removing the VGA Thermal Plate” on page 73
13. See “Removing the Main Board” on page 76
14. Remove four screws from the PCMCIA plate to remove the plate.
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15. Detach the PCMCIA slot from the main board.
Removing the I/O Port Bracket
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 56
2.
See “Removing the Optical Drive Module” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 61
5.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
6.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 62
7.
See “Removing the Keyboard Bracket” on page 67
8.
See “Removing the DC Charger Plate” on page 67
9.
See “Removing the DC to DC Board” on page 68
10. See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 70
11. See “Removing the Floppy Disk Drive Module” on page 73
12. See “Removing the VGA Thermal Plate” on page 73
13. See “Removing the Main Board” on page 76
14. Remove the two screws as shown.
15. Remove the two hex screws and the other one screw as shown to detach the I/O port bracket from the
main board.
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16. Detach the I/O port bracket from the main board.
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Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
Use the following procedure as a guide for Aspire 1600 computer problems.
NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or
modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses.
1.
Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible.
2.
Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating
the same operation.
3.
Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which page to go to.
Symptoms (Verified)
Go To
Power failure. (The power indicator does not go
on or stay on.)
“Power System Check” on page 82.
POST does not complete. No beep or error
codes are indicated.
“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on
page 85
“Undetermined Problems” on page 93
POST detects an error and displayed messages
on screen.
“Error Message List” on page 86
The diagnostic test detected an error and
displayed a FRU code.
“System Utility Diskette” on page 51
Other symptoms (i.e. LCD display problems or
others).
“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on
page 85
Symptoms cannot be re-created (intermittent
problems).
Use the customer-reported symptoms and go to
“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on
page 85
“Intermittent Problems” on page 92
“Undetermined Problems” on page 93
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System Check Procedures
External Diskette Drive Check
Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is
required.
NOTE: Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause
damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail.
Do the following to select the test device. See ““System Utility Diskette” on page 51 for details.
1.
Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the PQA program (see “System Utility Diskette” on page 51).
2.
Go to the diagnostic Diskette Drive in the test items.
3.
Press m in the test items.
4.
Follow the instructions in the message window.
If an error occurs with the internal diskette drive, first turn off the power and then reconnect the diskette
connector to the system board.
If the error still remains:
1.
Reconnect the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module.
2.
Replace the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module.
3.
Replace the system board.
External CD-ROM Drive Check
Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD-ROM. Make sure that the CD-ROM does
not have any label attached to it. The label can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive to fail.
Do the following to select the test device:
1.
Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the PQA program (refer to .
2.
Go to the diagnostic CD-ROM in the test items.
3.
Press m in the test items.
4.
Follow the instructions in the message window.
If an error occurs, first turn off the power and then reconnect the connector to the system board. If the error still
remains:
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1.
Reconnect the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module.
2.
Replace the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module.
3.
Replace the system board.
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Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check
Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested.
If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected character appears, make sure that the flexible cable
extending from the keyboard is correctly seated in the connector on the system board.
If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test. See “System Utility Diskette” on page 51
for details.
If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU:
1.
Reconnect the keyboard cables.
2.
Replace the keyboard.
3.
Replace the system board.
The following auxiliary input devices are supported by this computer:
T
Numeric keypad
T
External keyboard
If any of these devices do not work, reconnect the cable connector and repeat the failing operation.
Memory Check
Memory errors might stop system operations, show error messages on the screen, or hang the system.
1.
Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the PQA program (please refer to “System Utility Diskette” on
page 51.
2.
Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items.
3.
Press m in the test items.
4. Follow the instructions in the message window.
NOTE: Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. A loose connection can cause an error.
Power System Check
To verify the symptom of the problem, power on the computer using each of the following power sources:
1.
Remove the battery pack.
2.
Connect the power adapter and check that power is supplied.
3.
Disconnect the power adapter and install the charged battery pack; then check that power is supplied by
the battery pack.
If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate power supply check in the following list:
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“Check the Power Adapter” on page 83
T
“Check the Battery Pack” on page 84
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Check the Power Adapter
Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power
adapter cable. See the following figure
Pin 1: +19.5 to +21.0V
Pin 2: 0V, Ground
1.
If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adapter.
2.
If the voltage is within the range, do the following:
T
Replace the System board.
T
If the problem is not corrected, see “Undetermined Problems” on page 93.
If the voltage is not correct, go to the next step.
NOTE: An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate a defect.
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3.
If the power-on indicator does not light up, check the power cord of the power adapter for correct
continuity and installation.
4.
If the operational charge does not work, see “Check the Battery Pack” on page 84.
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Check the Battery Pack
To check the battery pack, do the following:
From Software:
1.
Check out the Power Management in control Panel
2.
In Power Meter, confirm that if the parameters shown in the screen for Current Power Source and Total
Battery Power Remaining are correct.
3.
Repeat the steps 1 and 2, for both battery and adapter.
4.
This helps you identify first the problem is on recharging or discharging.
From Hardware:
1.
Power off the computer.
2.
Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery terminals 1(ground) and 7(+). See the
following figure
3.
If the voltage is still less than 4.22 Vdc after recharging, replace the battery.
To check the battery charge operation, use a discharged battery pack or a battery pack that has less than 50%
of the total power remaining when installed in the computer.
If the battery status indicator does not light up, remove the battery pack and let it return to room temperature.
Re-install the battery pack.
If the charge indicator still does not light up, replace the battery pack. If the charge indicator still does not light
up, replace the DC/DC charger board.
Touchpad Check
If the touchpad doesn’t work, do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU:
1.
Reconnect the touchpad cables.
2.
Replace the touchpad.
3.
Replace the system board.
After you use the touchpad, the pointer drifts on the screen for a short time. This self-acting pointer movement
can occur when a slight, steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. This symptom is not a hardware
problem. No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time.
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Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message
The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is
listed first.
NOTE: Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU/Action column, if the FRU
replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU.
This index can also help you determine the next possible FRU to be replaced when servicing a computer.
If the symptom is not listed, see “Undetermined Problems” on page 93.
The following lists the error messages that the BIOS displays on the screen and the error symptoms classified
by function.
NOTE: Most of the error messages occur during POST. Some of them display information about a hardware
device, e.g., the amount of memory installed. Others may indicate a problem with a device, such as the
way it has been configured.
NOTE: If the system fails after you make changes in the BIOS Setup Utility menus, reset the computer, enter
Setup and install Setup defaults or correct the error.
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Index of Error Messages
Error Code List
Error Codes
006
Error Messages
Equipment Configuration Error
Causes:
1. CPU BIOS Update Code Mismatch
2. IDE Primary Channel Master Drive Error
3. IDE Secondary Channel Master Drive Error
(THe causes will be shown before “Equipment Configuration
Error”)
010
Memory Error at xxxx:xxxx:xxxxh (R:xxxxh, W:xxxxh)
070
Real Time Clock Error
071
CMOS Battery Bad
072
CMOS Checksum Error
110
Incorrect password specified, system disabled. (Text mode only)
<No error code>
Battery critical LOW
In this situation BIOS will issue 4 short beeps then shut down
system, no message will show.
<No error code>
Thermal critical High
In this situation BIOS will issue 3 long beeps then shut down
system.
Error Message List
Error Messages
Failure Fixed Disk
FRU/Action in Sequence
Reconnect hard disk drive connector.
“Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
Hard disk drive
System board
Stuck Key
see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 82.
Keyboard error
see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 82.
Keyboard Controller Failed
see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 82.
Keyboard locked - Unlock key switch
Unlock external keyboard
Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run Setup
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
BIOS ROM
System board
System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
DIMM
System board
Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
DIMM
System battery is dead - Replace and run Setup
Replace RTC battery and Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure
system time, then reboot system.
System CMOS checksum bad - Default
configuration used
RTC battery
System timer error
RTC battery
System board
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
System board
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Error Message List
Error Messages
Real time clock error
FRU/Action in Sequence
RTC battery
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
System board
Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration
used
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
RTC battery
System board
Memory size found by POST differed from
CMOS
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
DIMM
System board
Diskette drive A error
Check the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in BIOS
Setup Utility
See “External Diskette Drive Check” on page 81.
Incorrect Drive A type - run SETUP
Check the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in BIOS
Setup Utility
System cache error - Cache disabled
System board
CPU ID:
System board
See “External Diskette Drive Check” on page 81.
DMA Test Failed
DIMM
System board
Software NMI Failed
DIMM
System board
Fail-Safe Timer NMI Failed
DIMM
System board
Device Address Conflict
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
RTC battery
System board
Allocation Error for device
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
RTC battery
System board
Failing Bits: nnnn
DIMM
BIOS ROM
System board
Fixed Disk n
None
Invalid System Configuration Data
BIOS ROM
I/O device IRQ conflict
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
System board
RTC battery
System board
Operating system not found
Enter Setup and see if fixed disk and drive A: are properly identified.
Diskette drive
Hard disk drive
System board
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Error Message List
No beep Error Messages
FRU/Action in Sequence
No beep, power-on indicator turns off and LCD is
blank.
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 82.
Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly.
Reconnect the DIMM.
LED board.
System board.
No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD is
blank.
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 82.
Reconnect the LCD connector
Hard disk drive
LCD inverter ID
LCD cable
LCD Inverter
LCD
System board
No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD is
blank. But you can see POST on an external
CRT.
Reconnect the LCD connectors.
LCD inverter ID
LCD cable
LCD inverter
LCD
System board
No beep, power-on indicator turns on and a
blinking cursor shown on LCD during POST.
Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly.
System board
No beep during POST but system runs correctly.
Speaker
System board
Error Beep List
Code
00h
Beeps
Two long beeps, one short beep, then one long beep.
Description
Success
F1h
One long and one short beeps.
BIOS file size mismatch
F2h
One long and two short beeps
BIOS reading error
D1h
Two short beeps.
Floppy drive not installed
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Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message
LCD-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
LCD backlight doesn't work
Action in Sequence
LCD is too dark
Enter BIOS Utility to execute “Load Setup Default Settings”, then
reboot system.
LCD brightness cannot be adjuste
Reconnect the LCD connectors.
Keyboard (if contrast and brightness function key doesn't work).
LCD inverter ID
LCD cable
LCD inverter
LCD
System board
Unreadable LCD screen
Reconnect the LCD connector
Missing pels in characters
LCD inverter ID
Abnormal screen
LCD cable
Wrong color displayed
LCD inverter
LCD
System board
LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines
displayed.
LCD inverter ID
LCD inverter
LCD cable
LCD
System board
Indicator-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Indicator incorrectly remains off or on, but system
runs correctly
Action in Sequence
Reconnect the inverter board
Inverter board
System board
Power-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Power shuts down during operation
Action in Sequence
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 82.
Battery pack
Power adapter
Hard drive & battery connection board
System board
The system doesn’t power-on.
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 82.
Battery pack
Power adapter
Hard drive & battery connection board
System board
The system doesn’t power-off.
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 82.
Hold and press the power switch for more than 4 seconds.
System board
Battery can’t be charged
See “Check the Battery Pack” on page 84.
Battery pack
System board
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PCMCIA-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
System cannot detect the PC Card (PCMCIA)
Action in Sequence
PCMCIA slot assembly
System board
PCMCIA slot pin is damaged.
PCMCIA slot assembly
Memory-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Memory count (size) appears different from
actual size.
Action in Sequence
Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Default Settings, then
reboot system.
DIMM
System board
Speaker-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
In Windows, multimedia programs, no sound
comes from the computer.
Audio driver
Internal speakers make noise or emit no sound.
Speaker
Speaker
System board
System board
Power Management-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
The system will not enter hibernation
Action in Sequence
Keyboard (if control is from the keyboard)
Hard disk drive
System board
The system doesn't enter hibernation mode and
four short beeps every minute.
See “Hibernation Mode” on page 30.
Press Fn+oand see if the computer enters hibernation mode.
Touchpad
Keyboard
Hard disk connection board
Hard disk drive
System board
The system doesn’t enter standby mode after
closing the LCD
See “Hibernation Mode” on page 30.
LCD cover switch
System board
The system doesn't resume from hibernation
mode.
See “Hibernation Mode” on page 30.
Hard disk connection board
Hard disk drive
System board
The system doesn't resume from standby mode
after opening the LCD.
See “Hibernation Mode” on page 30.
LCD cover switch
System board
Battery fuel gauge in Windows doesn’t go higher
than 90%.
Remove battery pack and let it cool for 2 hours.
Refresh battery (continue use battery until power off, then charge
battery).
Battery pack
System board
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Power Management-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
System hangs intermittently.
Action in Sequence
Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM drives.
Hard disk connection board
System board
Peripheral-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
System configuration does not match the
installed devices.
Action in Sequence
Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Default Settings”, then
reboot system.
Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM/diskette drives.
External display does not work correctly.
Press Fn+F5, LCD/CRT/Both display switching
See “System Utility Diskette” on page 51.
System board
USB does not work correctly
See “System Utility Diskette” on page 51
System board
Print problems.
Ensure the “Parallel Port” in the “Onboard Devices Configuration” of
BIOS Setup Utility is set to Enabled.
Onboard Devices Configuration
Run printer self-test.
Printer driver
Printer cable
Printer
System Board
Keyboard/Touchpad-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Keyboard (one or more keys) does not work.
Action in Sequence
Reconnect the keyboard cable.
Keyboard
System board
Touchpad does not work.
Reconnect touchpad cable.
Touchpad board
System board
Modem-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Internal modem does not work correctly.
Action in Sequence
See “System Utility Diskette” on page 51.
Modem phone port
modem combo board
System board
NOTE: If you cannot find a symptom or an error in this list and the problem remains, see “Undetermined
Problems” on page 93.
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Intermittent Problems
Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with a
hardware defect, such as: cosmic radiation, electrostatic discharge, or software errors. FRU replacement
should be considered only when a recurring problem exists.
When analyzing an intermittent problem, do the following:
1.
Run the advanced diagnostic test for the system board in loop mode at least 10 times.
2.
If no error is detected, do not replace any FRU.
3.
If any error is detected, replace the FRU. Rerun the test to verify that there are no more errors.
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Undetermined Problems
The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed, which installed devices are incorrect,
whether a short circuit is suspected, or whether the system is inoperative.
Follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate non-defective FRU).
NOTE: Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer.
NOTE: Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly. (See “Power
System Check” on page 82):
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1.
Power-off the computer.
2.
Visually check them for damage. If any problems are found, replace the FRU.
3.
Remove or disconnect all of the following devices:
T
Non-Acer devices
T
Printer, mouse, and other external devices
T
Battery pack
T
Hard disk drive
T
DIMM
T
CD-ROM/Diskette drive Module
T
PC Cards
4.
Power-on the computer.
5.
Determine if the problem has changed.
6.
If the problem does not recur, reconnect the removed devices one at a time until you find the failing FRU.
7.
If the problem remains, replace the following FRU one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:
T
System board
T
LCD assembly
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Index of Phlash16 Error Message
Error Codes
-1 or // FF
Error Message
Memory allocation for Backup file buffer failed.
-2 or // FE
BIOS.BAK already exists (rename or delete it)
-3 or // FD
File Create failed on BIOS.BAK
-4 or // FC
File Write failed on BIOS.BAK
-5 or // FB
File Close failed on BIOS.BAK
-6 or // FA
BIOS backup not supported in BIOS ROM file.
-7 or // F9
File Open failed on BIOS ROM file.
-8 or // F8
File Read failed on BIOS ROM file.
-9 or // F7
File Close failed on BIOS ROM file.
-10or // F6
Failed to locate signature bytes in BIOS ROM file.
-11 or // F5
Unsupported BIOS ROM file version.
-12 or // F4
V0.10 must fit ROM size and address within 1MB.
-13 or // F3
V2.00 must have block descriptor table and image buffer.
-14 or // F2
Device table has too many entries.
-15 or // F1
Device table has unsupported flash type.
-16 or // F0
Combined SAVE or RESTORE attributes in BIOS file.
-17 or // EF
SAVE block without matching RESTORE block in BIOS file.
-18 or // EE
V0.10 must have JMP table for platform procs.
-19 or // ED
V2.00 must have OFFSET table for platform procs.
-20 or // EC
BIOS file found errors in command line parameters.
-21 or // EB
Part ID not found in table of supported parts.
-22 or // EA
Allocation for BIOS ROM image failed.
-23 or // E9
Open failed on BIOS ROM file.
-24 or // E8
Read failed on BIOS ROM file.
-25 or // E7
Copy of REAL to EXTENDED memory buffer failed.
-26 or // E6
File close failed on BIOS.WPH.
-27or // E5
Cannot flash if Memory Managers (e.g. EMM 386) is present.
-28 or // E4
Attempt to read flash memory ID failed.
-29or // E3
BIOS ROM file failed to return flash memory ID.
-30 or // E2
Could not find BCP SYS block in BIOS.WPH file image.
-31 or // E1
File has different BIOS part number.
-32 or // E0
File contains same version of BIOS ROM image.
-33 or // DF
Data written to flash does not match BIOS ROM image.
-34 or // DE
Write to flash memory failed.
-35 or // DD
Erase flash memory block failed.
-36 or // DC
VPP is not at expected level.
-37 or // DB
Erase sequence failed.
-38 or // DA
New DMI string is too large.
-39 or // D9
Specified BIOS ROM file is not for this system.
-40 or // D8
Allocation for DMI OEM string failed.
-41 or // D7
No space for specified DMI OEM string in BIOS ROM.
-42 or // D6
DMI OEM strings require BCP DMI 0.1+.
-43 or // D5
Could not find BCP DMI block in BIOS ROM file image.
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Error Codes
95
Error Message
-44 or // D4
Cannot flash if Memory Managers (e.g.HIMEM) is present.
-45 or // D3
BIOS ROM file maybe corrupt (checksum not zero).
-46 or // D2
BIOS ROM file size doesn’t match flash part size.
-47 or // D1
DMI system and chassis strings require BCP DMI 2.1+.
-48 or // D0
BIOS ROM file is older than (or same as) BIOS ROM image.
-49 or // CF
Platform signature not found in the interface.
-50 or // CE
Device descriptor signature not found in the interface.
-51 or // CD
Part table signature not found in the interface.
-52 or // CC
Invalid part count found in the interface.
-53 or // CB
Invalid text descriptor size found in the interface.
-54 or // CA
Invalid part descriptor size found in the interface.
-55 or // C9
Cannot flash when DOSKEY is present.
-56 or // C8
Duplicate device support found in the interface.
-57 or // C7
Program terminated due to command line option.
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Index of PQA Diagnostic Error Code, Message
Error Code
01XXX
Message
CPU or main board error
Action in Sequence
Reload BIOS default setting.
System board
02XXX
Memory error
DIMM
System board
03XXX
Keyboard error
Reset Keyboard
Keyboard
System board
04XXX
Video error
System board
05XXX
Parallel Port error
System board
06XXX
Serial port error
System board
07XXX
Diskette drive error
Diskette drive
System board
08XXX
Hard disk error
Reload BIOS default setting
Hard disk
System board
09XXX
CD-ROM error
Reset CD-ROM cable
CD-ROM drive
System board
10XXX
Co-processor error
System board
11XXX
Pointing device error
Reset Keyboard
Keyboard
System board
12XXX
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Cache test error
System board
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Chapter 5
Jumper and Connector Locations
Top View
PCB No. 02222-SB
CN1
Modem Port
CN17
DC to DC Connector
CN2
USB Port
CN18
Keyboard Connector
CN3
USB Port
CN20
Touchpad Connector
CN4
VGA Port
CN21
RTC Connector
CN5
USB Port
CN22
Speaker Connector
CN6
USB Port
CN23
Primary IDE Connector
CN7
Launch Board Cable Connector
CN24
Secondary IDE Connector
CN8
LCD Monitor Connector
SKT1
S-Video Connector
CN9
Inverter Connector
U8
SiS645DX (North Bridge)
CN10
Mini-PCI Connector
U9
CPU Socket
CN12
DC to DC Connector
U14
Super IO Controller (PC87392V JG)
CN13
Fan Connector
U28
SiS962 (South Bridge)
CN14
Floppy Diskette Drive Connector
U62
VGA Chip (Radeon 9000)
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CN15
Cardbus Connector
JK1
LAN Port
CN16
Debug Board (Golden Finger)
JK2
DC-in Port
Bypass Password and Boot Block Settings
VCC_RTC_S5
1
R542
2
0R3-0-U
R447 DUMMY-R3
2
BATOK 1
34 CHK_PW
BOOTLOCK#
1
2
3
4
5
6
Layout
PLACE
CN27 TEXT:
CL1
CL2
HL1
HL2
BL1
BL2
DUMMY-CON6
NOTE: 1. HL1 and HL2: Bypass Password
2. BL1 and BL2: BootBlock Enable and Disable
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Bottom View
CN25
Modem Cable Connector
JK4
Line-in Port
CN26
Modem Connector
VR1
Volume Controller
CN28
Battery Connector
DM1
Memory Slot 1
JK3
IEEE 1394 Port
DM2
Memory Slot 2
U42
Speaker out Port
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Chapter 6
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of the product. Refer to
this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization).
IMPORTANT: Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date
information available on your regional web or channel. For whatever reasons a part number change
is made, it will not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For -AUTHORIZED SERVICE
PROVIDERS, you may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this
printed Service Guide. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional office to order FRU
parts for repair and service of customer machines.
NOTE: To scrap or to return the defective parts, you should follow the local government ordinance or
regulations on how best to dispose it, or follow the rules set by your regional office on how to return it.
NOTE: The number indicates the location shown on exploded diagram or “NS” indicates “Not shown” on it.
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Exploded Diagram
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Picture
No.
Partname
Descripton
CPU / Processor
NS
INTEL PENTIUM 4 NORTHWOOD
3.06GHZ/533FSB/512K/478PIN/C-1
STEPPING
INTEL P4 3.06G 533FSB 512K
MM#851142 (SL6S5)
NS
INTEL PENTIUM 4 NORTHWOOD
2.8GHZ/533FSB/512K/478PIN/
FCPGA2/C-1 STEPPING
INTEL P4 2.8G 533FSB 512K
NS
INTEL PENTIUM 4 NORTHWOOD
2.4GHZ/533FSB/512K/478PIN/
FCPGA2/C-1 STEPPING
INTEL P4 2.4GHZ 533FSB 512K C-1
STEPPING
NS
MEMORY SO-DIMM DDR266/256MB/
0.14U /INFINEON HYS64D32020 GDL7-B
SO-DDR 256MB HYS64D32020
GDL-7-B 32MX8X8 INFINEON
NS
MEMORY SO-DIMM DDR266/256MB/
0.14U /NANYA NT256D64SH8B0GM75B
SO-DIMM DDR266 256MB
NT256D64SH8B0GM-75B (0.14U)
NS
MEMORY SO-DIMM DDR266/256MB/
0.14U /MICRO MT8VDDT3264HDG265C3
SO-DIMM DDR 256MB
MT8VDDT3264HDG-265C3
NS
LCD MODULE 15" TFT XGA AU
B15G0XG01 V.2
ASSY 15" LCD XGA SPWG - AU
NS
LCD 15" TFT XGA AU B150XG01 V.2
LCD 15"XGA TFT AU/B150XG01 V.2
14
LCD MODULE 15" TFT XGA CHIMEI
N150X3-L01
ASSY 15" LCD XGA SPWG-CHIMEI
NS
LCD 15" TFT XGA CHIMEI N150X3-L01 LCD 15" XGA TFT CHI/N150X3-L05
10
CPU HEATSINK MODULE W/FAN
Memory
LCD
Heatsink
Chapter 6
ASSY HEATSINK COMET
104
Picture
No.
Partname
Descripton
09
VGA HEATSINK PLATE
ASSEMBLY PLATE THERMAL
COMET
NS
DC CHARGE HEATSINK PLATE
ASSEMBLY PLATE THERMAL
COMET
01
CPU HEATSINK PLATE
ASSY CPU THERMAL PLATE H2.1
NS
ASPIRE 1600 MAINBOARD W/ DC
CHARGER BD, I/O BRACKET,
MODEM, MODEM CABLE, PCMCIA
SLOT, POWER CABLE & RTC
BATTERY
TOUCAN2 PIV MB-1 W/O CPU
NS
WIRELESS LAN BOARD AGERE
700017329
LAN WIRELESS AGERE/700017329
NS
TOUCH PAD BOARD
TOUCHPAD SYNAPTICS/
TM41PDS357
NS
LAUNCH BOARD
H2 LAUNCH BOARD
Main board
Boards
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Picture
No.
Partname
Descripton
NS
OPTICAL DRIVER BOARD
H2 CD ROM BOARD
NS
INVERTER BOARD 14"/15" AMBIT
T62I194.12
INVERTER 14"/15" T62I194.12
NS
DC CHARGER BOARD
TOUCAN2 DC TO DC BD 02389-2
NS
MODEM BOARD AMBIT T60M283.10
MODEM MDC AMBIT/T60M283.10
NS
POWER CORD 250V 3PIN UK
CORD 250V UK 3P
K29081H5183BPD
POWER CORD 3PIN ITALY
CORD H03VV-F 3G KCC DBO ITALY
POWER CORD 3PIN SWISS
CORD H033V-F 3G DBO SWISS
POWER CORD 3PIN DENMARK
CORD H033V-F 3G DBO DENMARK
POWER CORD 3PIN 250V AUST
CORD 250V AUS 3P
K14081G5183BP
POWER CORD 125V 3PIN US
CORD 125V UL 3P K01081B1183WP
POWER CORD 125V 3PIN JAPAN
CORD VCTF 3C 7A125V K4A081
T-M
POWER CORD 3PIN CHINA
CORD H05VV-F 10A250V
K17081HG1
POWER CORD 3PIN KOREAN
CORD VCTF 3G SP-023 7A250V
KOR
POWER CORD 220V EUR 3PIN
CONTINENTAL
CORD H05VV-F 3G
K15081H5183BPL
TOUCHPAD CABLE
CABLE TOUCHPAD FPC H2 ASP
Cables
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Picture
No.
Partname
Descripton
NS
FDD FPC CABLE
CABLE FDD FPC H2
NS
INVERTER CABLE
CABLE INVERTER H2 ASP
NS
LCD COAX CABLE 15" FOR AU XGA
CABLE COAX 15"SPWG XGA AU
ASP
NS
LCD COAX CABLE 15" FOR CHIMEI
XGA
CABLE COAX 15" SPWG XGA CMO
ASP
NS
POWER CABLE
CABLE POWER PCB H2
NS
MODEM CABLE
WIRE MDC 2CONN 2P 55MM
17
HDD 20GB/2.5 IN./4200RPM/HITACHI
EUCALYPTUS DK23EA
HITACHI EUCALYPTUS HDD 2.5 IN.
20G DK23EA 4200RPM
HDD 30GB/2.5 IN./4200RPM/HITACHI
EUCALYPTUS DK23EA/30
HITACHI EUCALYPTUS HDD 2.5 IN.
30G DK23EA/30 4200RPM
HDD 30GB/2.5 IN./4200RPM/FUJITSU
VESTA HORNET-16L MHS2030AT
FUJITSU HDD 2.5 IN. 30G HORNET
16L MHS2030AT 4200RPM
HDD 40GB/2.5 IN./4200RPM/HITACHI
EUCALYPTUS DK23EA/40
HITACHI EUCALYPTUS HDD 2.5 IN.
40G DK23EA/-40 4200RPM
HDD 40GB/2.5 IN./4200RPM/FUJITSU
VESTA HORNET-16L MHS2040AT
FUJITSU HDD 2.5 IN. 40G HORNET
16L MHS2040AT 4200RPM
HDD 60GB/2.5 IN./4200RPM/HITACHI
EUCALYPTUS DK23EA/60
HITACHI EUCALYPTUS HDD 2.5 IN.
60G DK23EA/-60 4200RPM
HDD 60GB/2.5 IN./4200RPM/FUJITSU
VESTA HORNET-16L MHS2060AT
FUJITSU HDD 2.5 IN. 60G HORNET
16L MHS2060AT 42OORPM
CD-ROM MODULE 24X MITSUMI
ASSEMBLY CD-ROM MODULE H2
ASP
Hard Disk Drive
CD-ROM Drive
NS
107
Aspire 1600
Picture
No.
Partname
Descripton
NS
CD-ROM 24X MITSUMI SR244W W/O
BEZEL
CDROM 24X MITSUMI/SR244W W/O
BEZEL
15
DVD-RW COMBO DRIVE 8/24/10/24X
MATSUSHITA UJDA740AC W/O BEZEL
COMBO 8,24/10/24 UJDA740AC
W/O BEZEL
NS
DVD-RW COMBO MODULE 8/24/10/
24X MATSUSHITA
COMBO MODULE 8/24/10/24X KME
NS
KEYBOARD CHICONY MP-03203US447 US
KB CHICONY MP-03203US-447 US
KEYBOARD CHICONY MP-03206N0447 NORWEGIAN
KB MP-03206N0-447 NORWEGIAN
KEYBOARD CHICONY MP-03206S0447 SWEDISH
KB MP-03206S0-447 SWEDISH
KEYBOARD CHICONY MP-03206HU447 HUNGARIAN
KB MP-03206HU-447 HUNGARIAN
KEYBOARD CHICONY MP-03206A0447 ARABIC
KB MP-03206A0-447 ARABIC
KEYBOARD CHICONY MP-03206C0447 CZECH
KB CHICON MP-03206C0-447
CZECH
KEYBOARD CHICONY MP-03206DK447 DANISH
KB MP-03206DK-447 DANISH
KEYBOARD CHICONY MP-03206UK447 UK
KB MP-03206UK-447 UK
KEYBOARD CHICONY MP-03206P0447 PORTUGUESE
KB MP-03206P0-447 PORTUGUESE
KEYBOARD CHICONY MP-03206E0447 SPANISH
KB MP-03206E0-447 SPANISH
EYBOARD CHICONY MP-03206F0-447
FRENCH
KB MP-03206F0-447 FRENCH
KEYBOARD CHICONY MP-03206D0447 GERMAN
KB MP-03206D0-447 GERMAN
KEYBOARD CHICONY MP-03206I0447 ITALIAN
KB MP-03206I0-447 ITALIAN
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FDD MODULE 1.44M MATSUSHITA
ASSEMBLY FDD MODULE
TOUCAN2
NS
FDD 1.44M MATSUSHITA JU226A033FC W/ BEZEL
FDD 1.44 MCI/JU-226A033FC
Combo Drive
Keyboard
FDD/Floppy Disk Drive
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Picture
No.
Partname
Descripton
Communication Module
NS
ANTENNA SET (L/F)
ANTENNA (L/R) CABLE H2
(SMARTANT)
NS
ADAPTER 3PIN 120W LITEON
PA-1121-02AT
ADAPTER 120W 3P PA-1121-02AT
16
BATTERY MODULE 12CELL SONY W/
COVER
ASSY BTY(LI) MODULE TOUCAN 2
NS
BATTERY 12 CELL LI-ION SONY
BATTERY PACK LI+12C 2AH SONY
NS
RTC BATTERY
BTY COIN 3V CR2032WKA2
210MAH
NS
BATTERY COVER
ASSY COVER BATTERY H2 ASP
NS
HDD BRACKET
ASSEMBLY HDD BRACKET
Adapter
Battery
Case/Cover/Bracket Assembly
109
Aspire 1600
Picture
Chapter 6
No.
Partname
Descripton
5
KEYBOARD BRACKET
ASSEMBLY KEYBOARD BRACKET
12
UPPER CASE W/ TOUCH PAD
MODULE
ASSY UPPER CASE H2 ASP
NS
TOUCHPAD HOLDER
COVER TOUCHPAD FRAME H2 ASP
11
LOWER CASE W/ DIMM COVER,
MODEM COVER & SPEAKER
MODULE
ASSY LOWER CASE H2 ASP
NS
MODEM DOOR W/ SCREW
ASSEMBLY MDC DOOR H2 ASP
NS
DIMM DOOR W/ SCREW
ASSEMBLY DIMM DOOR H2 ASP
13
MIDDLE COVER W/ LANUCH BOARD,
NAME PLATE & POWER BUTTON
ASSEMBLY MIDDLE COVER H2
ASP
NS
OPTICAL DRIVER HOLDER
ASSY CD-ROM CHASSIS H2 ASP
NS
CD-ROM BEZEL FOR MITSUMI
ASSY CD-ROM BEZEL H2 ASP
110
Picture
111
No.
Partname
Descripton
NS
COMBO BEZEL FOR MATSUSHITA
ASSEMBLY COMBO BEZEL H2 ASP
NS
FDD HOLDER
ASSEMBLY BRACKET FDD
INSERTION
NS
LCD BEZEL W/ ICON LABEL
ASSY 15.1" LCD BEZEL H2 ASP
NS
LCD PANEL W/ HINGE, LATCH &
LOGO
ASSY LCD PANEL H2 ASP
NS
HINGE PACK
HINGE PACK
08
I/O BRACKET
ASSY IO BRACKET COMET
NS
PCMCIA SLOT
CONN CARDBUS SKT C-1565338
ST
Aspire 1600
Picture
No.
Partname
Descripton
Speaker
NS
SPEAKER SET (L/R)
SPK LEFT 1W 4OHM 71DB 50MM
NS
TOUCHPAD BUTTON
BUTTON TOUCHPAD H2 ASP
NS
TOUCHPAD SCROLL KEY
COVER SCROLL KEY H2 ASP
Miscellaneous
NS
NAME PLATE
LBL NAME PLATE 40*7 H2(ASPIRE)
NS
ICON LABEL
LBL ICON PLT 94*9.5 H2(ASPIRE)
NS
LOGO
LBL LOGO PLT 50*19.73 H2 ASPIRE
23
SCREW CAP LOWER
MYLAR SCREW BEZEL H2 ASP
24
SCREW RUBBER UPPER
SCREW RUBBER UPPER
Screws
Chapter 6
NS
SCREW
SCW HEX NYL I#R-40/O#4-40 L5.5
NS
SCREW
SCRW TAP FLT M2.5*L18 ZN
NS
SCREW
SCREW MACH FLAT M2*L4 NI
19
SCREW
SCREW M2L5 BH MSN+N
NS
SCREW
SCREW
26
SCREW
SCREW M2.5*4L(NYLOCK)BLACK
ZN
20
SCREW
SCREW M2.5X6
25
SCREW
SCREW M3x4(86.9A524.4R0)
21
SCREW
SCRW M2*4 WAFER NI
NS
SCREW
SCREW TAP FLT M1.7*3*L3 B/ZN
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Appendix A
Model Definition and Configuration
Model Number Definition
Model
Number
LCD
CPU
Aspire
1601LC
15” XGA
TFT
Intel® Pentinum® 4
4.24GHz
256MB DDR
SDRAM
30GB Ultra
ATA100
HDD
DVD/CD-RW
(16X16X8X24X)
Li-ion
Aspire
1604LC
15” XGA
TFT
Intel® Pentinum® 4
4.28GHz
256MB DDR
SDRAM
30GB Ultra
ATA100
HDD
DVD/CD-RW
(16X16X8X24X)
Li-ion
Aspire
1605LC
15” XGA
TFT
Intel® Pentinum® 4
3.06GHz
512MB DDR
SDRAM
60GB Ultra
ATA100
HDD
DVD/CD-RW
(16X16X8X24X)
Li-ion
Appendix A
Memory
HDD
CD/DVD
Battery
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Appendix B
Test Compatible Components
This computer’s compatibility is a test plan released by Wistron Internal Testing Department. Once the final
report is available, this chapter will be revised accordingly.
Appendix B
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Microsoft Windows XP Environment Test
Item
Specifications
Processor
Intel P4 Northwood processor , 3.06GHz
Memory
DDR DIMM Nan-Ya 356MB
LCD
AU-15” SXGA B150PG01V0
Hard Disk Drive
Fujitsu -40G MHS2040AT
Battery
Sony Li-Ion Battery (12 cells)
Adapter
Liteon DAT 120W
Inverter
Ambit
Network Adapters
LAN Ethernet‘
IBM EtherJet CardBus Adapter 10/100
IBM EtherJet PC Card (10Base-T)
Intel EtherExpress Pro/100 Mobile Adapter
Xircom CardBus Ethernet 10/100 32 Bit
Xircom RealPort CardBus Ethernet 10/100
3Com EtherLink III
Multifunction Card (Combo)
3Com MegaHertz 10/10 LAN + 56K Modem PC CArd
Xircom CardBus Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56
Xircom RealPort CardBus Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56
IBM 10/100 EtherJet CardBus Real Port w/ 56K modem.
LAN Token Ring
IBM Turbo 16/4 Token Ring
IBM Token Ring 16/4 Adapter II
Madge 16/4 Token Ring
Wireless LAN Card
Lucent Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter
Intel Pro/Wireless LAN PC Card
Proxim Skyline 802.11a Cardbus Card
Modem Adapters
3Com Megahertz 56K Modem PC Card
Xircom CreditCard Modem 56
IBM 56K Double Jack Modem
ISDN
US Robotics Megahertz 128K ISDN Card
IBM ISDN Card
I/O Peripheral
I/O - Display
Acer 211c 21”
Viewsonic PF790 19”
Acer FP751 17” TFT LCD
IBM 15” TFT LCD
NEC Color Monitor 20”
Mozo 17” TFT LCD (DVI)
I/O - Projector
NEC MultiSync MT-1040
I/O - USB Keyboard/Mouse
Chicony USB Keyboard
Microsft Natural Keyboard Pro
Acer Aspire USB mouse
Logitech USB Wheel Mouse
Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical USB Interface
Logicool USB Mouse
Logitech Coreless MouseMan Wheel USB Interface
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Item
I/O - USB (Printer/Scanner)
Specifications
Epson Stylus Color 740 USB interface
HP DeskJet 880C USB interface
Canon CanonScan D1250 (USB 2.0, JP OS only)
HP ScanJet 3300C Color Scanner
I/O - USB (Speaker/Joystick))
Aiwa Multimedia Digital Speaker
Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro Joystick
Logitech Wingman RumblePad
I/O - USB Camera
Intel Easy PC Camera
Logitech QuickCam Express Internet
Logitech QuickCam Home PC Video Camera
I/O - USB Storage Drive
Logitech CDRW +DVDROM combo USB interface
Iomega USB Zip 250MB
Plextor Burn-Proof CDRW (USB 2.0)
Fujitsu MO-1300 1.3G (USB 2.0)
Fujitsu 20GB HDD (USB 2.0)
Sony DVD-ROM (USB 2.0)
IBM 32MB USB Memory Key
I/O - USB Flash Drive
IBM 32MB USB Memory Key
Apacer USB Handy Drive 32MB
Apacer USB Handy Driver 256MB
I/O - USB Hub
Belkin 4 Port USB Hub
Eizo I Station USB Hub
Elecom USB Hub 4 Port
Sanwa USB Hub 4 Port
4 Port Hub USB 2.0
I/O - 1394 Storage Drive
Logitec Firmware CDRW + DVDROM Combo
Buffalo Firewire HD I.LINK 20GB
I-O Data Firewire HD I.LINK 30GB
Lacie Firewire HD 20G 7200RPM EXT-K525
I/O - 1394 Camera
Sony DV DCR-TRV10
I/O Peripheral List - TV (NTSC/PAL)
Sony 29” Trinitron KV-XA29N90
PCMCIA
PCMCIA - ATA
IBM Microdrive 340MB
IBM Microdrive 1G
Iomega Click! 40MB
Sony Memory Stick 64MB
Sandisk Flash Card 20MB
PCMCIA - USB 2.0
DTK USB 2.0 Port CardBus Host Controller
PCMCIA - 1394
Buffalo 1394 Interface Cardbus
Adaptec USB2 Connect
I-O Data 1394 Interface Cardbus
PCMCIA - Bluetooth
PCMCIA - SCSI Card
Toshiba Bluetooth PC Card
Adaptec 1480A or B SCSI CB
New Media Bus Toaster SCSI II
Appendix B
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Appendix C
Online Support Information
This section describes online technical support services available to help you repair your Acer Systems.
If you are a distributor, dealer, ASP or TPM, please refer your technical queries to your local Acer branch
office. Acer Branch Offices and Regional Business Units may access our website. However some information
sources will require a user i.d. and password. These can be obtained directly from Acer CSD Taiwan.
Acer's Website offers you convenient and valuable support resources whenever you need them.
In the Technical Information section you can download information on all of Acer's Notebook, Desktop and
Server models including:
T
Service guides
T
User's manuals
T
Training materials
T
Main manuals
T
Bios updates
T
Software utilities
T
Spare parts lists
T
Chips
T
TABs (Technical Announcement Bulletin)
For these purposes, we have included an Acrobat File to facilitate the problem-free downloading of our
technical material.
Also contained on this website are:
T
Detailed information on Acer's International Traveller’s Warranty (ITW)
T
Returned material authorization procedures
T
An overview of all the support services we offer, accompanied by a list of telephone, fax and email
contacts for all your technical queries.
We are always looking for ways to optimize and improve our services, so if you have any suggestions or
comments, please do not hesitate to communicate these to us.
Appendix C
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Index
A
core voltage 20
I/O voltage 20
package 20
type 20
AC Adapter 29
AFLASH Utility 50
Audio 20
D
B
DC-AC LCD Inverter 28
DC-DC/Charger 27
Battery 27
DIMM 21
battery pack
Combinations 21
package 21
Speed 21
voltage 21
charging indicator 12
BIOS 20
package 20
ROM size 20
ROM type 20
vendor 20
Version 20
Disassembly
Machine 52
Disassembly Flowchart 54
BIOS Setup Utility 34
Display 1
BIOS Supports protocol 20
display
hotkeys 16
BIOS Utility 34–??
Load Default Settings 49
Navigating 36
System Information 37
System Security 44
Board Layout 4
Display Standby Mode 30
DMA Channel Assignment 33
DVD-ROM Interface 23
E
Bottom View 5
Top View 4
Environmental Requirements 30
Error Symptom-to-Spare Part Index 85
brightness
External CD-ROM Drive Check 81
hotkeys 17
C
Cache
External Diskette Drive Check 81
F
Features 1
controller 20
size 20
Flash Utility 50
Floppy Disk Drive Interface 22
caps lock
FRU 102
on indicator 12
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 102
CardBus 27
CD-ROM Interface 23
Chipsets 20
computer
on indicator 12
contrast
hotkeys 17
H
Hard disk 20, 22
Hard Disk Drive Module
Disassembly 58
Hard Disk Standby Mode 30
Controllers 20
Hardware Specifications and Configurations 20
Core logic 20
HDD 20, 22
CPU
Hibernation Mode 30
Index
122
Hard Disk Password 46
Power-On Password 46
Setup Password 46
Hibernation mode
hotkey 16
Hot Keys 16
PC Card 12, 27
I
PCMCIA 27
Power Management 30
I/O Address Map 32
Power management 2
Indicators 12
Power System Check 82
Intermittent Problems 92
Battery Pack 84
Power Adapter 83
IRQ Assignment Map 33
J
R
Jumper and Connector Locations
Removing the Battery Pack 56
Bottom View 100
Top View 98, 100
K
RMA 102
RTC 20
S
Keyboard 20, 27
Second Level Cache 20
Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check 82
speakers
L
hotkey 17
Standby Mode 30
L2 cache 20
Super I/O 20
LCD 28
System
M
Block Diagram 3
Layout 4
Machine Disassembly 52
System Check Procedures 81
Mechanical Specification 30
System Diagnostic Diskette 50, 80
media access
System Memory 21
on indicator 12
Memory
Address Map 31
System Utilities 34
T
Memory Address Map 31
Temperature 30
Memory Check 82
Test Compatible Components 116
Modem 22
Touchpad 20
N
touchpad
hotkey 17
Notebook Manager
Touchpad Check 84
hotkey 16
num lock
on indicator 13
Troubleshooting 80
U
O
Undetermined Problems 93
USB 27
Online Support Information 120
utility
P
BIOS 34–??
Panel 5
Bottom 11
right 9
Password Setting
123
V
Video 26
Resolutions 26
Video controller 20
Index
W
Windows XP Environment Test 117
Index
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