AcerPower Sx/Sxb/Sc
Service Guide
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PART NO.: 49.39J03.001
DOC. NO.: SG3410003A
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Revision History
Please refer to the table below for the updates made on AcerPower SX service guide.
Date
Chapter
Updates
01/11/2001
Chapter 5
Add CN4, SW1 and JP11
01/20/2001
Chapter 1&6
Indicate the the Part nos. of mainboard that supports LAN
function.
02/09/2001
Appendix B
Add a NOTE below the table of SCO UNIX/Linux
Environment Test section.
03/23/2001
Chapter 4
Add troubleshooting information.
05/29/2001
Cover
Add AcerPower Sxb on the top cover.
Chapter 2
“Product Information” and “Onboard Perpherals” BIOS
screen were added for AcerPower Sxb model.
Chapter 5
Add a NOTE indicating the part number used by AcerPower
Sx and AcerPower Sxb mainboard.
07/16/2001
Chapter 5
Add a note under the table for Socket 370 core/bus clock
ratio.
10/26/2001
Chapter 1, Chapter 5, AppA,
Cover
For AcerPower Sc:
Add system features, Mainboard
Jumpers and Connectors
Model Definition
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Copyright
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the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated.
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contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular
purpose. Any Acer Incorporated software described in this manual is sold or licensed "as is". Should the
programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and not Acer Incorporated, its distributor, or its
dealer) assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, and any incidental or consequential
damages resulting from any defect in the software.
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Other brand and product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual:
IV
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 Specifications
1
AcerPower Sx Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
AcerPower Sc Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
AcerPower Sx Main Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
AcerPower Sc Main Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Cursor keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Lock keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Windows keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Power Management Function (ACPI support function) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Chapter 2
System Utilities
23
Entering Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Product Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Disk Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
IDE Primary/Secondary Channel Master/Slave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Onboard Peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Boot Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
System Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Setting a Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Changing or Removing the Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Bypassing the Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Advanced Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Memory/Cache Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
PnP/PCI Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Chipset Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Load Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Abort Settings Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Exiting Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Chapter 3
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
51
Removing a DIMM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Removing the CPU Fan-sink and CPU Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Opening the Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Removing an Expansion Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Removing a 3.5-inch Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Removing a 5.25-inch Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Removing the Main board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Removing a Daughterboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
63
Power-On Self-Test (POST) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
POST Check Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
POST Error Messages List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Error Symptoms List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Error Beep Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Boot Block Update Function Error Beep Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
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Table of Contents
Chapter 5
Jumper and Connector Information
77
AcerPower Sx/Sxb Jumpers and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Connector Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
AcerPower Sc Jumpers and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Connector Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Chapter 6
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
81
Appendix A
Model Definition and Configuration
91
Appendix B
Test Compatible Components
93
Microsoft DOS V6.22 Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Microsoft Windows 98 SE (En/TC/SC) Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Microsoft Windows 2000 Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0 Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Novell Netware 3.12, 4.11 & 5.0 Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
SCO UNIX/Linux Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Appendix C
Index
VIII
Online Support Information
103
105
Chapter 1
System Specifications
Overview
The AcerPower Sx is an Intel Pentium III or Cyrix III processor with socket-370 based micro-ATX, IBM PC/AT
compatible system with LPC/PCI bus.
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AcerPower Sx Features
Performance
!
Intel Pentium® III, Celeron or Cyrix III processor with integrated L2 cache memory running at 500,
550 and 600 MHz or 533, 667, 733 MHz.
!
Two Dual in-line memory module (DIMM) sockets that accept 32, 64, 128 and 256MB,
168-pin DIMM modules, allowing memory upgrade of up to 512 MB
!
Power management function (Support for APM-1.2 for Non-ACPI Implementations, ACPI 1.0
compliant)
!
Plug-and Play (PnP) feature
!
On-board PCI master enhanced local bus IDE
!
Models with Part No. 55.39J01.M03 can support 10/100M LAN (Embedded in SiS630 chipset),
while some models with Part No. 55.39J01.M06 will not support LAN even though chipsets are still
present on the mainboard.
!
PS/2 mouse and keyboard interface
!
Low Pin Count (LPC) I/F
!
3 PCI slots + 2 DIMM slots
!
Software shutdown for Windows 95/98
!
Hardware Monitor function (only support SMB bus)
!
On-board FDD interface-360K/720K/1.2MB/1.44MB/2.88MB & 3 mode FDD
Multimedia
!
On-board Audio with AC’97/98 compliant (Embedded in SiS630 chipset)
!
Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in, and Game/MIDI interfaces
Connectivity
!
On-board serial ports-2 high speed NS16C550 compatible UARTs with 16 byte FIFOs
!
On-board parallel port-SPP, EPP and ECP (IEEE 1284 compliant)
!
Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
!
External VGA port for simultaneous LCD and PRT display support
!
High-speed fax/data PCI modem
Human-centric design and ergonomics
!
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Slim, smooth and stylish design
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AcerPower Sc Features
Performance
!
Intel Tualatin Pentium® III, Celeron Pocessor with integrated L2 cache memory running from
1.1GHz to 1.4 GHz.
!
Dual in-line memory module (DIMM) sockets that accept 128MB, 256MB, and 512MB.
!
168-pin DIMM modules, allowing memory upgrade of up to 1GB
!
Power management function (Support for ACPI compliant)
!
Plug-and Play (PnP) feature
!
On-board PCI master enhanced local bus IDE
!
Built-in SiS900 10/100BASE-T Ethernet controller (RJ-45 connector)
!
USB mouse and keyboard interface
!
Low Pin Count (LPC) I/F
!
3 PCI slots + 2 DIMM slots
!
Software shutdown for Windows 98se/ME/2K/XP
!
On-board FDD interface-360K/720K/1.2MB/1.44MB/2.88MB & 3 mode FDD
Multimedia
!
On-board Audio with AC’97 CODEC with 16-pin CD-quality stereo output (On Die Controller
SiS 630ET chipset).
!
Stereo Input and output , mono microphone input interfaces
Connectivity
!
On-board serial port- One high speed NS16C550 compatible UARTs with 16 byte FIFOs
!
On-board parallel port- EPP, ECP, and IEEE 1284
!
Mini-DIN PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
!
4 Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
!
High-speed fax/data PCI modem
Human-centric design and ergonomics
!
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Slim, smooth and stylish design
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Front Panel
The computer’s front panel consists of the following:
Label
4
Description
1
Headphone/Earphone port
2
CD-ROM tray
3
Stop/Eject button
4
Skip/Forward button
5
CD-ROM LED
6
Increase volume button
7
Decrease volume button
8
Turbo LED
9
Power LED
10
Hard disk drive LED
11
Power button
12
3.5-inch floppy disk drive eject button
13
3.5-inch floppy disk drive
14
3.5-inch floppy disk drive LED
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Rear Panel
The computer’s rear panel consists of the following:
Label
Description
1
Fan
2
PS/2 keyboard port
3
USB ports
4
Serial port
5
VGA/Monitor port
6
Speaker-out/Line-out port
7
Line-in port
8
Microphone-in port
9
Add-on brackets
10
System main power switch
11
Voltage selector
12
System power socket
13
PS/2 mouse port
14
LAN port
15
Parallel port
16
Game/MIDI port
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AcerPower Sx Main Board Layout
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Chapter 1
1. PS/2 keyboard and mouse port
14. Reset
2. USB/LAN port
15. Power Switch
3. Parallel/VGA/serial port 2
16. Battery
4. Game/MIDI port
17. LAN/LED
5. Audio/CD connector
18. Power LED
6. Fax/voice modem connector
19. Hard Disk Drive LED connector
7. PCI slots (three slots)
20. IDE 1 connector
9. Wake on LAN connector
21. IDE 2 connector
10. Serial port 1
22. DIMM sockets (two sockets)
11. SiS950 chipset
23. CPU socket
12. BIOS chipset
24. SiS630 chipset
13. Floppy disk drive connector
25. ATX power connector
NOTE: 8 was for AGP slot, removed when ship out
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AcerPower Sc Main Board Layout
1. IDE 1 connector
10. Fax voice modem connector
2. IDE 2 connector
11. DIMM sockets
3. Hard Disk Drive LED connector
12. CPU socket
4. RTC Battery
13. ATX power connector
5. ROM
14. Audio/CD connector
6. Optional USB ports
15. Audio-in connector
7. Floppy disk drive connector
16. PCI sockets (three slots)
8. SiS950 chipset
17. PS/2 keyboard and mouse port
9. Wake on LAN connector
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Keyboard
The keyboard has full-sized keys that include separate cursor keys, two Windows keys, and twelve function
keys.
Cursor keys
The cursor keys, also called the arrow keys, let you move the cursor around the screen. They serve the same
function as the arrow keys on the numeric keypad when the Num Lock is toggled off.
Lock keys
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off to switch between two functions.
Lock Key
Description
Caps Lock
When activated, all alphabetic characters typed appear in uppercase (same
function as pressing Shift + <letter>).
Num Lock
When activated, the keypad is set to numeric mode, i.e., the keys will function as a
calculator (complete with arithmetic operators such as +, -, x, and /).
Scroll Lock
When activated, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up
arrow or down arrow respectively. Take note that Scroll Lock may not work with
some applications.
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Windows keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Key
Windows logo key
Application key
10
Description
Start button. Combinations with this key perform special functions, such
as:
!
Windows + Tab: Activate the next Taskbar button
!
Windows + E: Explores My Computer
!
Windows + F: Finds a Document
!
Windows + M: Minimizes All
!
Shift + Windows + M: Undoes Minimize All
!
Windows + R: Displays the Run dialog box
Opens the application’s context menu (same function as clicking the right
button of the mouse).
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Processor
Item
Specification
Type
AcerPower Sx: Intel Pentium III, Celeron or Cyrix III processor
Socket
370
Speed
AcerPower Sx: 500/550/600 MHz, 533/667/733 MHz
AcerPower Sc: Intel Tualatin Pentium III, Celeron processor
AcerPower Sc: Coppermine up to 1.1 GHz
Tualatin from 1.2 to 1.4 GHz and above
Celeron 850/950 MHz , 1.1/1.2 GHz
Minimum operating speed
0 MHz (If Stop CPU Clock in Sleep State in BIOS Setup is set to
Enabled.)
Voltage
Processor voltage can be detected by the system without setting any
jumper.
BIOS
Item
Specification
BIOS code programmer
Acer
BIOS version
AcerPower Sx :V4.0, R01-A4
AcerPower Sc : R07-B3
BIOS ROM type
Bulk mode flash ROM
BIOS ROM size
AcerPower Sx: 256Kbyte
AcerPower Sc: 4MB
BIOS ROM package
32-pin DIP package
Support protocol
PCI 2.2, APM1.2, DMI 2.00.1, E-IDE, ACPI 1.0, ESCD 1.03, ANSI
ATA 3.0, PnP 1a, Bootable CD-ROM 1.0, ATAPI
Boot from CD-ROM feature
Yes
Support to LS-120 drive
No
Support to BIOS boot block feature
No
NOTE: The BIOS can be overwritten/upgraded using the AFLASH utility (AFLASH.EXE).
BIOS Hotkey List
Hotkey
+
F8
+
Function
Description
Enter BIOS Setup Utility
Press while the system is booting to enter
BIOS Setup Utility.
Enable hidden page of BIOS Setup
Utility
Press in BIOS Setup Utility main menu
screen, the Advanced Options menu then
appears.
The items on the Advanced Options menu
are:
Memory/Cache Options
PnP/PCI Options
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BIOS Hotkey List
Hotkey
Alt+F4
Function
Enable hidden page of BIOS Setup
Utility
Description
Press in BIOS Setup Utility main menu
screen, the Advanced Options menu then
appears.
The items on the Advanced Options menu
are:
Memory/Cache Options
PnP/PCI Options
Chips Options
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Chapter 1
This section has two table lists, system memory specification and the possible combinations of memory
module.
System Memory
Item
Specification
Memory socket number
2 sockets (2 banks)
Support memory size per socket
AcerPower Sx: 32MB / 64MB / 128MB / 256MB
AcerPower Sc: 128MB / 256MB/512MB
Support maximum memory size
AcerPower Sx: 512MB (256MB x 2)
AcerPower Sc: 1GB (512MB x 2)
Support memory type
SDRAM
Support memory speed
133MHz (PC133) (for Local Bus speed 133MHz, 100MHz
Support memory voltage
3.3 V
Support memory module package
168-pin DIMM
Support to parity check feature
Yes
Support to Error Correction Code (ECC) feature
Yes
Memory module combinations
You can install memory modules in any combination as long as
they match the above specifications.
Memory Combinations
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
Total
32M
None
32M
64M
None
64M
128M
None
128M
256M
None
256M
512M
None
512M
None
32M
32M
None
64M
64M
None
128M
128M
None
256M
256M
None
512M
512M
32M
32M
64M
32M
64M
96M
32M
128M
160M
32M
256M
288M
64M
32M
96M
64M
64M
128M
64M
128M
192M
64M
256M
320M
128M
32M
160M
128M
64M
192M
128M
128M
256M
128M
256M
384M
256M
32M
288M
256M
64M
320M
256M
128M
384M
256M
256M
512M
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Cache Memory
Item
Specification
First-Level Cache Configurations
Cache function control
Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup
Second-Level Cache Configurations
Below information is only applicable to system with installed Pentium III processor.
L2 Cache RAM type
PBSRAM
L2 Cache RAM size
256-KB
L2 Cache RAM speed
One-half the processor core clock frequency
L2 Cache RAM voltage
Pentium III processor: 1.65V
L2 Cache function control
Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup
L2 Cache scheme
Fixed in write-back
Video Memory
Item
Specification
Memory size
8 MB or above
Memory type
SDRAM (Synchronous Dynamic RAM)
Memory configuration
1M*16 * 2
Fixed on-board or upgradeable
Fixed on-board by BIOS setting
Memory speed
66/100/133 MHz
Memory voltage
3.3V
Memory package
54 pin FPGA
This section has two table lists, the video interface specification and its supported display modes.
Video Interface
Item
Specification
Video controller
SiS630
Video controller resident bus
AGP bus
Video interface support
Video YUV texture in all texture formats
H/W DVD accelerator
Display Screen Resolution
14
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Hor. Scan (KHz)
Pixel Clock (MHz)
640x480
60
31.5
25.2
640x480
72
37.4
32.0
640x480
75
37.5
31.5
640x480
85
43.3
36.0
640x480
120
63.7
55.0
800x600
56
35.2
36.0
800x600
60
37.8
39.9
800x600
72
48.0
50.0
800x600
75
46.9
49.5
800x600
85
53.7
56.2
800x600
100
62.5
67.5
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Display Screen Resolution
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Hor. Scan (KHz)
Pixel Clock (MHz)
800x600
120
76.1
81.0
800x600
160
101.9
110.0
1024x768
70
56.5
75.0
1024x768
75
60.0
78.8
1024x768
100
79.0
110.0
1280x1024
43
50.0
80.0
1280x1024
60
64.0
110.0
1280x1024
85
91.2
157.5
1600x1200
60
76.2
156.0
1600x1200
85
106.2
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Audio Interface
Item
Specification
Audio controller
AcerPower Sx : SiS630
Audio controller resident bus
AC’97/98
Audio function control
Enable/disable by BIOS Setup
Mono or stereo
Stereo
Resolution
20 bits
AcerPower Sc : SiS630ET(Main), Crystal 4299 (CODEC)
Compatibility
Sound Blaster Pro/16 compatible
Mixed digital and analog high performance chip
Enhanced stereo full duplex operation
High performance audio accelerator and AC’97/98 support
Full native DOS games compatibility
Virtual FM enhances audio experience through real-time FM-to-Wavetable
conversion
MPU-401(UART mode) interface for wavetable synthesizers and MIDI
devices
Integrated dual game port
Meets AC’97/98 and WHQL specifications
Music synthesizer
Yes, internal FM synthesizer
Sampling rate
48 KHz (max.)
MPU-401 UART support
Yes
Microphone jack
Supported
Headphone jack
Supported
IDE Interface
Item
IDE controller
Specification
AcerPower Sx :SiS630
AcerPower Sc :SiS630ET, Ultra ATA100
IDE controller resident bus
PCI bus
Number of IDE channel
2
Support IDE interface
E-IDE (up to PIO mode-4 and Ultra DMA 33/66), ANSIS ATA rev.3.0 ATAPI
Support bootable CD-ROM
Yes
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Floppy disk drive Interface
Item
Floppy disk drive controller
Specification
SiS950
Floppy disk drive controller resident bus
ISA bus
Support FDD format
360KB, 720KB, 1.2MB, 1.44MB, 2.88MB
Parallel Port
Item
Specification
Parallel port controller
SiS950
Parallel port controller resident bus
ISA bus
Number of parallel ports
1
Support ECP/EPP
SPP / Bi-directional / ECP / EPP
Connector type
25-pin D-type female connector
Parallel port function control
Enable/disable by BIOS Setup
Optional ECP DMA channel
DMA channel 1
(in BIOS Setup)
DMA channel 3
Optional parallel port I/O address
378h
(via BIOS Setup)
278h
Optional parallel port IRQ
IRQ5
(via BIOS Setup)
IRQ7
Serial Port
Item
Serial port controller
Specification
SiS950
Serial port controller resident bus
ISA bus
Number of serial port
2
Serial ports location
CN4, 5
16550 UART support
Yes
Connector type
9-pin D-type female connector
Optional serial port I/O address
COM1: 2F8h, 3E8h, 2E8h
(via BIOS Setup)
COM2: 3E8h, 3F8h, 2F8h
Optional serial port IRQ
COM1: IRQ 3, and 4
(via BIOS Setup)
COM2: IRQ 4, and 3
Modem
Item
Specification
Fax modem data baud rate (bps)
V.17 12K/1.44K
Data modem data baud rate (bps)
V.90 32K to 56K (received only)
Voice modem
V.253
Modem connector type
RJ11
Full duplex
Yes
NOTE: AcerPower Sc support V.90 56K with Universal DAA Fax/Modem.
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USB Port
Item
Specification
Universal HCI
USB 1.1
USB Class
Support legacy keyboard for legacy mode
Memory Address Map
Address
Size
Function
000000 - 07FFFF
512KBytes
Host Memory
080000 - 09FFFF
128KBytes
Host/PCI Memory
0A0000 - 0BFFFF
128KBytes
PCI/ISA Video Buffer Memory
0C0000 - 0C7FFF
32KBytes
Video BIOS Memory
0C8000 - 0DFFFF
96Kbytes
ISA Card BIOS & Buffer Memory
0E0000 - 0EFFFF
64Kbytes
BIOS Extension Memory
Setup and Post Memory
PCI Development BIOS
0F0000 - 0FFFFF
64Kbytes
System BIOS Memory
100000 - UPPER LIMIT
Main Memory
UPPER LIMIT - 4GBytes
PCI Memory
PCI INTx# and IDSEL Assignment Map
PCI INTx #
PCI Devices
Device IDSEL: ADxx
INTA#
ADIMM-slot
N
INTB#
PCI-Slot1
AD20
INTC#
PCI-Slot2
AD22
INTD#
PCI-Slot3
AD24
PCI Slot IRQ Routing Map
PCI INTX#
INTA
INTB
INTC
INTD
Bus Mastering
PCI slot 1
Route 4
Route 1
Route 2
Route 3
Enabled
PCI slot 2
Route 3
Route 4
Route 1
Route 2
Enabled
PCI slot 3
Route 2
Route 3
Route 4
Route 1
Enabled
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I/O Address Map
Hex Range
Devices
000-01F
DMA Controller-1
020-021
Interrupt Controller-1
040-043
System Timer
060-060
Keyboard Controller 8742
061-061
System Speaker
070-071
CMOS RAM Address and Real Time Clock
080-08F
DMA Page Register
0A0-0A1
Interrupt Controller-2
0C0-0DF
DMA Controller-2
0F0-0FF
Math Co-Processor
170-177
Secondary IDE
1F0-1F7
Primary IDE
278-27F
Parallel Printer Port 2
2F8-2FF
Serial Asynchronous Port 2
378-37F
Parallel Printer Port 1
3F0-3F5
Floppy Disk Controller
3F6-3F6
Secondary IDE
3F7-3F7
Primary IDE
3F8-3FF
Serial Asynchronous Port 1
0CF8
Configuration Address Register
0CFC
Configuration Data Register
778-77A
Parallel Printer Port 1
IRQ Assignment Map
IRQx
IRQ0
System Devices
Timer
Add-On-Card Devices
N
IRQ1
Keyboard
N
IRQ2
Cascade Interrupt Control
N
IRQ3
Serial Alternate
Reserved
IRQ4
Serial Primary
Reserved
IRQ5
MPU-401(Alternate)
Reserved
IRQ6
Floppy Disk
Reserved
IRQ7
Parallel Port
Reserved
IRQ8
Real Time Clock
N
IRQ9
N
Reserved
IRQ10
N
Reserved
IRQ11
N
Reserved
IRQ12
PS/2 Mouse
Reserved
IRQ13
Math Coprocessor Exception
N
IRQ14
Primary IDE
Reserved
IRQ15
Secondary IDE
Reserved
NOTE: N - Not be used
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DRQ Assignment Map
DRQx
System Devices
Add-On-Card Devices
DRQ0
N
Reserved
DRQ1
N
Reserved
DRQ2
FDD
N
DRQ3
N
Reserved
DRQ4
Cascade
N
DRQ5
N
Reserved
DRQ6
N
Reserved
DRQ7
N
Reserved
NOTE: N - Not be used
Main Board Major Chips
Item
Controller
System core logic
SiS630 / SiS950
Video controller
SiS630
Super I/O controller
SiS950
Audio controller
SiS630
LAN controller
SiS630
HDD controller
Built in SiS630
Keyboard controller
Built in SiS630
RTC
Built in SiS630
Environmental Requirements
Item
Specifications
Temperature
Operating
+10 ~ +35°C
Non-operating
-20 ~ +60°C (Storage package)
Humidity
Operating
20% to 80% RH
Non-operating
20% to 80% RH
Vibration
Operating (unpacked)
5 ~ 16 Hz: 0.015 mm
Non-operating (packed)
5 ~ 27.1 Hz: 0.6 G
16 ~ 250 Hz: 0.21 G
27.1 ~ 50 Hz: 0.016 mm
50 ~ 500 Hz: 2 G
Mechanical Specifications
Item
Weight
Specification
Varied by local configuration
One 3 ½ FDD and one 3.5 HDD
(without packing)
Dimensions
190mm * 320mm * 360mm
(main footprint)
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Switching Power Supply 102W
Input Frequency
Frequency Variation Range
50MHz
47MHz to 53MHz
60MHz
57MHz to 63MHz
Input Voltage
Variation Range
100 - 120 VRMS
90 - 132 VRMS
200 - 240 VRMS
180 - 264 VRMS
Input Current
Measuring Range
4A
90 -132 VRMS
2A
180 - 264 VRMS
NOTE: Measure at line input 90 VRMS and maximum load condition.
Output Requirements
Regulation
Current Rating
+5V
+-5%
15A
+12V
+-5%
3A
-12V
+-10%
0.3A
+3.3V
+-4%
12A
+5Vaux
+-5%
3A
NOTE: AcerPower Sc is using 145W power supply.
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Power Management Function (ACPI support function)
Device Standby Mode
!
Independent power management timer for hard disk drive devices
(0-15 minutes, time step=1 minute).
!
Hard disk drive goes into Standby mode (for ATA standard interface).
!
Disable V-sync to control the VESA DPMS monitor.
!
Resume method: device activated (Keyboard for DOS, keyboard & mouse for Windows).
!
Resume recovery time: 3-5 sec.
Global Standby Mode
!
Global power management timer (2-120 minutes, time step=10 minute).
!
Hard disk drive goes into Standby mode (for ATA standard interface).
!
Disable H-sync and V-sync signals to control the VESA DPMS monitor.
!
Resume method: Return to original state by pushing external switch button, modem ring in,
keyboard and mouse for APM mode.
Resume recovery time: 7-10 sec.
!
NOTE: AcerPower Sc : Resume method: Return to original state by pushing external switch button, keyboard
and mouse for ACPI mode
Suspend Mode
!
Independent power management timer (2-120 minutes, time step=10 minutes) or pushing external
switch button.
!
CPU goes into SMM.
!
CPU asserts STPCLK# and goes into the Stop Grant State.
!
LED on the panel turns amber colour.
!
Hard disk drive goes into SLEEP mode (for ATA standard interface).
!
Disable H-sync and V-sync signals to control the VESA DPMS monitor.
!
Ultra I/O and VGA chip go into power saving mode.
!
Resume method: Return to original state by pushing external switch button, modem ring in,
keyboard and mouse for APM mode.
Return to original state by pushing external switch button, modem ring in and USB keyboard for
ACPI mode.
NOTE: AcerPower Sc : Resume method: Return to original state by pushing external switch button, keyboard
and mouse for ACPI mode
!
ACPI
!
ACPI specification 1.0.
!
S0, S1, S3 and S5 sleep state support.
!
On board device power management support.
On board device configuration support.
!
NOTE: AcerPower Sc : ACPI specification 1.0b.
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Chapter 2
System Utilities
Most systems are already configured by the manufacturer or the dealer. There is no need to run
Setup when starting the computer unless you get a Run Setup message.
The Setup program loads configuration values into the battery-backed nonvolatile memory called CMOS RAM.
This memory area is not part of the system RAM.
NOTE: If you repeatedly receive Run Setup messages, the battery may be bad. In this case, the system
cannot retain configuration values in CMOS.
Before you run Setup, make sure that you have saved all open files. The system reboots immediately after
you exit Setup.
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Entering Setup
To enter Setup, press the key combination
NOTE: You must press
.
simultaneously while the system is booting.
The Setup Utility main menu then appears:
Setup Utility
! System Information
! Product Information
! Disk Drives
! Onboard Peripherals
! Power Management
! Boot Options
! Date and Time
! System Security
Load Default Settings
Abort Settings Change
The system supports two BIOS Utility levels: Basic and Advanced. The above screen is the BIOS Utility Basic
Level screen. It allows you to view and change only the basic configuration of your system.
If you are an advanced user, you may want to check the detailed configuration of your system. Detailed
system configurations are contained in the Advanced Level. To view the Advanced Level menu, press F8 or
the Alt + F4 keys simultaneously.
NOTE: The F8 and Alt + F4 keys work only when you are in the main menu. This means that you can activate
the advanced level and hidden information only when you are in the main menu.
The following screen shows the Advanced Level main menu:
Setup Utility
! System Information
! Product Information
! Disk Drives
! Onboard Peripherals
! Power Management
! Boot Options
! Date and Time
! System Security
! *Advanced Options
Load Default Settings
Abort Settings Change
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The command line at the bottom of the menu tells you how to move within a screen and from one screen to
another.
!
To select an option, move the highlight bar by pressing
!
Press
!
To change a parameter setting, press
!
Press
to return to the main menu. If you are already in the main menu, press
exit Setup.
to move to the next page or
or
then press
.
to return to the previous page.
or
until the desired setting is found.
again to
The parameters on the screens show default values. These values may not be the same as those in your
system.
The grayed items on the screens have fixed settings and are not user-configurable.
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System Information
The following screen appears if you select System Information from the main menu.
System Information
Processor ................................................................ Pentium III
Processor Speed ...................................................... 500E MHz
Level 1 Cache ......................................................... 32 KB, Enabled
Level 2 Cache.......................................................... 256 KB, Enabled
Diskette Drive A ..................................................... 1.44 MB 3.5-inch
Diskette Drive B ..................................................... None
IDE Primary Channel Master ................................. Hard Disk, 4311 M.B.
IDE Primary Channel Slave ................................... None
IDE Secondary Channel Master ............................. None
IDE Secondary Channel Slave ............................... IDE CD-ROM
Total Memory.......................................................... 56 MB + 8192 KB Share Memory
1st Bank ................................................................ SDRAM, 32 MB
2nd Bank .............................................................. SDRAM, 32 MB
Serial Port 1 ............................................................. Disabled
Serial Port 2 ............................................................. 3F8h, IRQ 4
Parallel Port ............................................................ 378h, IRQ 7
PS/2 Mouse ............................................................ Installed
This page shows the current basic configuration of your system.
The following table describes the parameters found in the System Information pages:
Parameter
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Description
Format
Processor
Specifies the type of processor currently installed in
your system.
Processor Speed
Specifies the speed of the processor currently installed
in your system.
Speed in MHz
Level 1 Cache
Specifies the first-level or the internal memory (i.e., the
memory integrated into the processor) size, and
whether it is enabled or disabled.
Cache size in KB
Level 2 Cache
Specifies the second-level cache memory size currently
supported by the system.
Cache size in KB
Diskette Drive A
Shows the diskette drive A type.
Capacity, dimension
Diskette Drive B
Shows the diskette drive B type.
Capacity, dimension
IDE Primary Channel Master Specifies the current configuration of the IDE device
connected to the master port of the primary IDE
channel.
Drive type, capacity
IDE Primary Channel Slave
Specifies the current configuration of the IDE device
connected to the slave port of the primary IDE channel.
Drive type, capacity
IDE Secondary Channel
Master
Specifies the current configuration of the IDE device
connected to the master port of the secondary IDE
channel.
Drive type, capacity
IDE Secondary Channel
Slave
Specifies the current configuration of the IDE device
connected to the slave port of the secondary IDE
channel.
Drive type, capacity
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Parameter
Description
Format
Total Memory
Specifies the total amount of onboard memory. The
memory size is automatically detected by BIOS during
the POST. If you install additional memory, the system
automatically adjusts this parameter to display the new
memory size.
Memory size in MB
1st Bank
Indicates the type of DRAM installed in the DIMM 1
socket. The None setting indicates that there is no
DRAM installed.
DIMM type, capacity in MB
2nd Bank
Indicates the type of DRAM installed in the DIMM 2
socket. The None setting indicates that there is no
DRAM installed.
DIMM type, capacity in MB
Serial Port 1
Shows the serial port 1 address and IRQ settings.
Address, IRQ
Serial Port 2
Shows the serial port 2 address and IRQ settings.
Address, IRQ
Parallel Port
Shows the parallel port address and IRQ settings.
Address, IRQ
PS/2 Mouse
Indicates if there is a mouse connected to your system.
This is automatically detected by BIOS.
Displays Installed if there is a
mouse detected; otherwise, it
displays None.
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Product Information
The screen below appears if you select Product Information from the main menu:
Product Information
Product Name ........................................................AcerPower Sx
System S/N ............................................................N/A
Main Board ID ....................................................... S57M
Main Board S/N ..................................................... N/A
System BIOS Version ............................................ V4.0
SMBIOS Version ...................................................2.3
System BIOS ID ..................................................... R01-A4 EN-JA
BIOS Release Date ................................................. Jan 06, '00
Product Information
Product Name ......................... AcerPower Sxb
System S/N............................ N/A
Main Board ID......................... S57M
Main Board S/N........................ N/A
System BIOS Version................... V4.0
SMBIOS Version........................ 2.3
*System BIOS ID....................... R06-A1
BIOS Release Date..................... April 16,01
NOTE: This screen can be seen on Acer Power Sxb model.
The Product Information menu contains general data about the system, such as the product name, serial
number, BIOS version, etc. These information is necessary for troubleshooting (maybe required when asking
for technical support).
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The following table describes the parameters found in this menu:
Parameter
Description
Product Name
Displays the model name of your system.
System S/N
Displays your system’s serial number.
Main Board ID
Displays the main board’s identification number.
Main Board S/N
Displays your main board’s serial number.
System BIOS Version
Specifies the version of your BIOS utility.
SMBIOS version
The System Management Interface (SM) BIOS allows you to check your system
hardware components without actually opening your system. Hardware checking
is done via software during start up. This parameter specifies the version of the
SMBIOS utility installed in your system.
System BIOS ID
Specifies the version ID of the BIOS utility.
BIOS Release Date
Displays the release date of the BIOS utility.
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Disk Drives
Select Disk Drives from the main menu to configure the drives installed in your system.
The following screen shows the Disk Drives menu:
Disk Drives
Diskette Drive A .................................................... [1.44MB 3.5-inch]
Diskette Drive B .................................................... [None]
! IDE Primary Channel Master
! IDE Primary Channel Slave
! IDE Secondary Channel Master
! IDE Secondary Channel Slave
The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested settings.
Parameter
Diskette Drive A / B
Description
Allows you to configure your floppy drive
Options
None
360 KB, 5.25-inch
1.2 MB, 5.25-inch
720 KB, 3.5-inch
1.44 MB, 3.5-inch
2.88 MB, 3.5-inch
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IDE Primary Channel Master
Allows you to configure the hard disk drive
connected to the master port of IDE channel 1.
IDE Primary Channel Slave
Lets you configure the hard disk drive connected
to the slave port of IDE channel 1.
IDE Secondary Channel Master
Allows you to configure the hard disk drive
connected to the master port of IDE channel 2.
IDE Secondary Channel Slave
Lets you configure the hard disk drive connected
to the slave port of IDE channel 2.
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IDE Primary/Secondary Channel Master/Slave
The following screen appears if you select any of the IDE drive parameters:
IDE Primary Channel Master
Device Detection Mode .......................................... [Auto]
Device Type.......................................................... Hard Disk
Cylinder ................................................................ [8354]
Head...................................................................... [ 16]
Sector.................................................................... [ 63]
Size ....................................................................... [4311] M.B.
Hard Disk LBA Mode .......................................... [Auto]
*Hard Disk Block Mode ....................................... [Auto]
*Hard Disk 32 Bit Access ..................................... [Enabled ]
*Advanced PIO Mode .......................................... [Auto]
*DMA Transfer Mode .......................................... [Auto]
NOTE: *These items can only be seen when you are in the Advanced Level.
The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested settings.
Parameter
Description
Options
Device Detection Mode
Lets you specify the type of hard disk installed in your
system. If you want BIOS to automatically configure
your hard disk, select Auto. If you know your hard
disk type, you can enter the setting manually.
Auto, None, or User.
The User setting allows you to enter
your settings manually if you know
your hard disk type. The Auto setting
also sets the Cylinder, Head, Sector,
and Size parameters.
Setting this parameter also sets the Cylinder, Head,
Sector, and Size parameters.
Device Type
Display the type of device installed.
Not configurable. The default is
Hard Disk.
Cylinder
Specifies your hard disk’s number of cylinders, and is
automatically set depending on your Type parameter
setting.
Only Device Detection Mode is set to
User, the item Cylinder will be
available; Otherwise it is nonconfigurable.
Head
Specifies your hard disk’s number of heads, and is
automatically set depending on your Type parameter
setting.
Only Device Detection Mode is set to
User, the item Head will be available;
Otherwise it is non-configurable.
Sector
Specifies your hard disk’s number of sectors, and is
automatically set depending on your Type parameter
setting.
Only Device Detection Mode is set to
User, the item Sector will be
available; Otherwise it is nonconfigurable.
Size
Specifies the size of your hard disk, in MB, and is
automatically set depending on your Type parameter
setting
It will turn to gray and will be nonconfigurable.
Hard Disk LBA Mode
Set to “Auto” under DOS and Windows. Set to
“Disabled” under Novell Netware and Unix.
Auto or Disabled
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Parameter
32
Description
Options
Hard Disk Block Mode
This function enhances disk performance depending
on the hard disk in use. If you set this parameter to
Auto, the BIOS utility automatically detects if the
installed hard disk drive supports the Block Mode
function. If supported, it allows data transfer in blocks
(multiple sectors) at a rate of 256 bytes per cycle.
Auto or Disabled
Hard Disk 32-bit Access
Enabling this parameter improves system
performance by allowing the use of the 32-bit hard
disk access. This enhanced IDE feature works only
under DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95/98, Windows
NT, and Novell NetWare.
Enabled or Disabled
Advanced PIO Mode
When set to Auto, the BIOS utility automatically
detects if the installed hard disk supports the function,
it allows for faster data recovery and read/ write
timing that reduces hard disk activity time. This
results in better hard disk performance.
Auto, Mode 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4
DMA Transfer Mode
The Ultra DMA and Multi-DMA modes enhance hard
disk performance by increasing the transfer rate.
However, besides enabling these features in the
BIOS Setup, both the Ultra DMA and Multi-DMA
modes require the DMA driver to be loaded.
Auto
Multiword Mode 0, 1, 2
Ultra Mode 0, 1, 2, 3, 4
Disabled
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Onboard Peripherals
The Onboard Peripherals menu allows you to configure the onboard devices. Selecting this option from the
main menu displays the following screen:
Onboard Peripherals
Serial Port 1 ............................................................ [Disabled]
Base Address ........................................................ [----]
IRQ ....................................................................... [-]
Serial Port 2 ............................................................ [Enabled ]
Base Address ........................................................ [3F8h]
IRQ ....................................................................... [4]
Parallel Port ............................................................ [Enabled ]
Base Address ........................................................ [378h]
IRQ ....................................................................... [7]
Operation Mode .................................................... [EPP]
ECP DMA Channel ............................................ [-]
Floppy Disk Controller ........................................... [Enabled ]
IDE Controller ........................................................ [ Both ]
PS/2 Mouse Controller ........................................... [Enabled ]
USB Host Controller............................................... [Enabled ]
USB Legacy Mode ............................................... [Disabled]
Onboard Audio Chip............................................... [Enabled ]
Game Port Address ................................................. [201]
MIDI Port Address ................................................. [330]
MIDI Port IRQ........................................................ [5]
Onboard Modem Chip ............................................ [Disabled]
Onboard Ethernet Chip ........................................... [Enabled ]
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Onboard Peripherals
Serial Port 1 .................... [Disabled]
Base Address .................. [----]
IRQ ........................... [-]
Serial Port 2 .................... [Enabled]
Base Address .................. [3F8h]
IRQ ........................... [4]
Parallel Port .................... [Enabled]
Base Address .................. [378h]
IRQ ........................... [7]
Operation Mode ................ [EPP]
ECP DMA Channel ............. [-]
Floppy Disk Controller ........... [Enabled]
IDE Controller ................... [Both]
PS/2 Mouse Controller ............ [Enabled]
USB Host Controller .............. [Enabled]
USB Legacy Mode ................ [Enabled]
Onboard Audio Chip ............... [Enabled]
Game Port Address ................ [201]
MIDI Port Address ................ [330]
MIDI Port IRQ .................... [5]
Onboard Modem Chip ............... [Disabled]
Onboard Ethernet Chip ............ [Enabled]
NOTE: This screen can be seen on Acer Power Sxb model.
The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested settings.
Parameter
34
Description
Serial Port 1
Lets you enable or disable the serial port 1.
Base Address
Lets you set a logical base address for each
serial port. This parameter is configurable only
if the Serial Port parameter is enabled.
IRQ
Lets you assign an interrupt for each serial port.
This parameter is configurable only if the Serial
Port parameter is enabled.
Options
Enabled or Disabled
Serial Port 2
Lets you enable or disable the serial port 2.
Enabled or Disabled
Base Address
Lets you set a logical base address for each
serial port. This parameter is configurable only
if the Serial Port parameter is enabled.
3F8h, 3E8h, 2E8h
IRQ
Lets you assign an interrupt for each serial port.
This parameter is configurable only if the Serial
Port parameter is enabled.
4 or 11
Parallel Port
Lets you enable or disable the parallel port.
Enabled or Disabled
Base Address
Lets you set a logical base address for the
parallel port. This parameter is configurable
only if the Parallel Port parameter is enabled.
378h, 278h
IRQ
Lets you assign an interrupt for the parallel port.
This parameter is configurable only if the
Parallel Port parameter is enabled.
5 or 7
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Parameter
Operation Mode
Description
Options
Lets you set your parallel port’s operation
mode. This parameter is configurable only if the
Parallel Port parameter is enabled.
Standard Parallel Port (SPP)
ECP DMA Channel
Allows you to assign a DMA channel for the
ECP parallel port function. This parameter is
configurable only if you select the Extended
Capabilities Port (ECP) as the operation mode.
1, 3
Floppy Disk Controller
Lets you enable or disable the onboard floppy
disk controller.
Enabled or Disabled
IDE Controller
Lets you enable or disable the onboard primary,
secondary or both IDE interfaces.
Primary, Both, or Disabled
PS/2 Mouse Controller
Lets you enable or disable the onboard PS/2
mouse controller
Enabled or Disabled
USB Host Controller
Lets you enable or disable the onboard USB
host controller.
Enabled or Disabled
USB Legacy Mode
Lets you activate or deactivate the USB
keyboard connected to your system. When
activated, the USB keyboard functions in a DOS
environment.
Enabled or Disabled
Onboard Audio Chip
Lets you enable or disable the onboard audio
controller
Enabled or Disabled
Game Port Address
Lets you set the I/O base address of the game
port.
201, 209, Disabled
MIDI Port Address
Lets you set the I/O base address of the midi
port.
330, 300, Disabled
MIDI Port IRQ
Lets you set the IRQ channel of the midi port.
5, 7
Onboard Modem Chip
Lets you enable or disable the onboard modem
controller.
Enabled or Disabled
Onboard Ethernet Chip
Lets you enable or disable the onboard ethernet
(LAN) controller.
Enabled or Disabled
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Bidirectional
Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP)
Extended Capabilities Port (ECP)
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Power Management
The Power Management menu lets you configure the system power-management feature. It works only under
APM mode.
IMPORTANT:If an ACPI-aware operating system such as Windows 98 or Windows 2000 is installed in ACPI
mode, the operating system will use the ACPI interfaces. Then the settings in Power Management
page is non-effective.
The following screen shows the Power Management parameters and their default settings:
Power Management
Power Management Mode ..................................... [Enabled ]
IDE Hard Disk Standby Timer ............................ [OFF]
System Sleep Timer ............................................. [30] Minute(s)
Sleep Mode ........................................................ [Suspend]
Power Switch < 4 sec.............................................. [Power Off]
System wake-up event
Modem Ring Indicator.......................................... [Enabled ]
PCI Power Management ....................................... [Enabled ]
Restart on AC/Power Failure ................................. [Enabled ]
The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested settings.
Parameter
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Description
Options
Power Management Mode
Allows you to reduce the system’s power
consumption. When enabled, the IDE hard
disk and system timers become
configurable.
Enabled or Disabled
IDE Hard Disk Standby Timer
Allows the hard disk to enter Standby mode
after inactivity of 1 to 15 minutes, depending
on your setting.
1 to 15 minutes, or Off
System Sleep Timer
Automatically puts the system to powersaving mode after a specified period of
inactivity. Any keyboard or mouse action, or
any activity detected from the IRQ channels
resumes system operation.
2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40,
50...120 minutes, or Off
Sleep Mode
Lets you specify the power-saving mode
that the system will enter after a specified
period of inactivity. This parameter is
configurable only if the System Sleep Timer
is enabled.
Standby or Suspend
Power Switch < 4 sec.
Lets you specify whether to automatically
turn off the machine or put the system to
Suspend mode when the power switch is
pressed for less than 4 seconds.
Power Off or Suspend
System Wake-up Event
Lets you specify the activity that will resume
the system to normal operation.
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Parameter
Description
Options
Modem Ring Indicator
Wakes the system from Sleep mode once
any fax/modem activity is detected.
Enabled or Disabled
PCI Power Management
Allows the system to be awaken by the PME
function.
Enabled or Disabled
Restart on AC/ Power Failure
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Boot Options
This option allows you to specify your preferred settings for bootup.
The following screen appears if you select Boot Options from the main menu:
Boot Options
Boot Sequence
1st. [Floppy Disk A:]!
2nd.[Hard Disk C:]!
3rd.[IDE CD-ROM]!
Fast Boot.................................................................[ Auto ]
Silent Boot ..............................................................[Enabled ]
Num Lock After Boot.............................................[Enabled ]
Memory Test...........................................................[Disabled]
*Configuration Table ...........................................[Enabled ]
Language Type .......................................................[English]
NOTE: *This item can only be seen when you are in the Advanced Level.
The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested settings.
Parameter
Boot Sequence
Description
Allows you to specify the boot search sequence.
Options
Floppy Disk
Hard Disk
IDE CD-ROM
Auto or Disabled
Fast Boot
Allows you to define your system’s booting
process, whether to skip some POST routines
or proceed with the normal booting process.
Silent Boot
Enabled or Disabled
When enabled, BIOS is in graphical mode and
displays only an identification logo during POST
and while booting. Then, the screen displays the
operating system prompt (as in DOS) or logo (as
in Windows). If any error occurs while booting,
the system automatically switches to the text
mode.
You may also switch to the text mode while
booting by pressing F9 after you hear a beep
that indicates the activation of the keyboard.
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Num Lock After Boot
Allows you to activate or deactivate the Num
Lock function upon booting.
Enabled or Disabled
Memory Test
Lets you specify whether you want BIOS to
perform or bypass the RAM test during POST.
Enabled or Disabled
Configuration Table
Display preboot system configuration table.
Enabled or Disabled
Language Type
Select a language type as a based language for
showing messages. Press F5 to switch
language version.
English or Japanese
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Date and Time
The following screen appears if you select the Date and Time option from the main menu:
Date and Time
Date ........................................................................[Mon Jan 03, 2000]
Time .......................................................................[HH:MM:SS]
The following table describes the parameters found in this menu:
Parameter
Date
Description
Lets you set the date following the weekdaymonth-day-year format.
Options
Weekday: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri,
Sat
Month: Jan, Feb...Dec
Day: 1 to 31
Year: 1980 to 2099
Time
Lets you set the time following the hour-minute- Hour: 0 to 23
second format.
Minute: 0 to 59
Second: 0 to 59
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System Security
The Setup program has a number of security features to prevent unauthorized access to the system and its
data.
The following screen appears if you select System Security from the main menu:
System Security
Supervisor Password............................................... [None]
User Password .......................................................[-----]
Disk Drive Controller
Floppy Drive ........................................................ [Normal]
Hard Disk Drive ................................................... [Normal]
Processor Serial Number ........................................[Disabled]
The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested settings.
Parameter
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Description
Options
None or Present. The Present setting
allows you to set a Setup password. For
instructions on how to set a Setup
password, refer to “Setting a Password”
on page 41.
Supervisor Password
Prevents unauthorized access to the BIOS
utility.
User Password
Secures your system against unauthorized
use. Once you set this password, you have
to type it whenever you boot the system.
Disk Drive Controller
Allows you to protect your system’s floppy
drive and hard disk data from being modified
(possible under DOS mode only).
Floppy Drive
Protects your floppy drive data from being
modified.
Normal, Write Protect All Sectors, Write
Protect Boot Sectors
Hard Disk Drive
Protects your hard disk data from being
modified.
Normal, Write Protect All Sectors, Write
Protect Boot Sectors
Processor Serial Number
Enables or Disables the processor serial
number (only if system have PIII processor).
Enabled or Disabled
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Setting a Password
1.
Enter the BIOS utility and select “System Security” .
2.
Highlight the “Supervisor Password” parameter and press Enter. The following screen appears:
Supervisor Password
Enter your Password twice. The Password
may be up to 7 characters long.
Enter Password .....................................................["""""""]
Enter Password again............................................["""""""]
Set or Change Password
NOTE: You can enable the “User Password” only if the “Supervisor Password” has been set.
3. Type a password. The password may consist of up to seven characters. Then press Enter.
NOTE: Be very careful when typing your password because the actual characters do not appear on the
screen.
4.
Retype the password then press Enter.
5.
After setting the password, highlight the “Set or Change Password” option.
6.
Press Esc to return to the System Security screen.
7.
Press Esc to return to the Main menu.
8.
Press Esc to exit the BIOS utility. A dialog box appears asking if you want to save the CMOS data.
9.
Select “Yes” to save the changes and reboot the system.
10. After rebooting, turn off the system then open the housing.
If you have set a Supervisor password, the next time you want to enter the BIOS utility, you must key-in your
Supervisor password.
If you have set a User password, you must enter that password every time you boot your system.
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Changing or Removing the Password
If you want to change one of your passwords, do the following:
1.
Enter the BIOS utility and select “System Security”.
2.
Highlight the “Supervisor Password” parameter (for Supervisor password) or the “User Password”
parameter (a Supervisor Password must be set first before you can change the User password). The
Password menu appears.
3.
From the Password menu, highlight the “Set or Change Password” option.
4.
Enter a new password.
5.
Press Esc to return to the System Security screen.
6.
Press Esc to return to the main menu.
7.
Press Esc to exit the BIOS utility. A dialog box appears asking if you want to save the CMOS data.
8.
Select “Yes” to save the changes.
To remove the password, simply select the “Supervisor Password” parameter (for Supervisor password) or
the “User Password” parameter (a Supervisor Password must be set first before you can change the User
password) from the System Security menu and set it to “None”.
Bypassing the Password
If you forgot your password, you can bypass the password security feature thru hardware configuration.
Follow these steps to bypass the password:
1.
Turn off and unplug the system.
2.
Open the system housing and set JP11 to 2-3 to bypass the password function.
3.
Turn on the system and enter the BIOS utility. This time, the system does not require you to type-in a
password.
You can either change the existing password or remove it by selecting None. Refer to “Changing or Removing
the Password” on page 42 for the procedure.
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Advanced Options
NOTE: The Advanced Options menu is only available if you press F8 or Alt + F4 in the main menu.
The “Advanced Options” menu allows you to configure the system memory and PCI device settings.
The following screen shows the Advanced Options parameters:
Advanced Options
! Memory/Cache Options
! PnP/PCI Options
CAUTION: Do not change any settings in the Advanced Options menu if you are not a qualified technician to
avoid damaging the system.
Memory/Cache Options
Selecting “Memory/Cache Options” from the Advanced Options menu displays the following screen:
This menu lets you configure the system memory.
Memory /Cache Options
Level 1 Cache ......................................................... [Enabled ]
Level 2 Cache ......................................................... [Enabled ]
Memory at 15MB-16MB Reserved for ..................[System]
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The following table describes the parameters found in this sub-menu. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested settings.
Parameter
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Description
Options
Level 1 Cache (processor
Cache)
Lets you enable or disable the primary cache
memory, i.e., the processor memory.
Enabled or Disabled
Level 2 Cache
Lets you enable or disable the secondary cache
memory.
Enabled or Disabled
Memory at 15MB-16MB
Reserved for
To prevent memory address conflicts between
System or Add-on card
the system and expansion boards, reserve this
memory range for the use of either the system
or an expansion board. Some VGA cards have
required settings for this feature. Check your
VGA card manual before setting this parameter.
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PnP/PCI Options
The PnP/PCI Options menu allows you to specify the settings for your PCI devices. Selecting this option
displays the following screen:
PnP/PCI Options
PCI IRQ Setting ..................................................... [Auto]
INTA INTB INTC INTD
PCI Slot 1 .....................................[--] [--] [--] [--]
PCI Slot 2 .....................................[--] [--] [--] [--]
PCI Slot 3 .....................................[--] [--] [--] [--]
PCI IRQ Sharing..................................................... [Yes]
VGA Palette Snoop................................................. [Disabled]
Graphics Aperture Size........................................... [64 ] MB
Plug and Play OS.................................................... [Yes]
Reset Resource Assignments.................................. [No ]
The following table describes the parameters found in this sub-menu. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested settings.
Parameter
Description
Options
Auto or Manual
PCI IRQ Setting
Allows you to automatically or manually configure
the Plug-and-Play (PnP) devices installed in your
system. Refer to your device manual for technical
information about the PCI card.
PCI Slot 1 / 2 / 3
Allows you to manually assign an interrupt for each
PCI device installed in your system. When the PCI
IRQ Settings is set to Auto, BIOS automatically
assigns the available IRQs to the PCI devices.
PCI IRQ Sharing
Allows you to assign the same IRQ to two different
devices.
Yes or No
VGA Palette Snoop
Enables the palette snooping feature (if you installed
more than one VGA card in the system) allowing
the control palette register (CPR) to manage and
update the VGA RAM DAC (Digital Analog
Converter, a color data storage) of each VGA card
installed in the system. The snooping process lets
the CPR send a signal to all the VGA cards so that
they can update their individual RAM DACs. The
signal goes through the cards continuously until all
RAM DACs data has been updated. This allows the
display of multiple images on the screen. Some
VGA cards have required settings for this feature.
Check your VGA card manual before setting this
parameter.
Enabled or Disabled
Graphics Aperture Size
This parameter determines the effective size of the
graphics aperture. Graphics aperture is the address
range that the AGP video and the CPU use to
manage graphical objects.
The lowest setting is 8 MB and the
highest is 256 MB.
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Parameter
Description
Options
Plug and Play OS
Set to Yes if the computer is running on Win95/
Win98 or Win2000. For any other OS, set to No.
Yes or No
Reset Resource
Assignments
When enabled, avoids IRQ conflict when installing
non-PnP and PnP PCI cards. This clears all
resource assignments and allows BIOS to reassign
resources to all installed PnP devices the next time
the system boots.
Yes or No
After clearing the resource data, it
is recommended that you reset
the parameter to its default, i.e.,
No.
Chipset Settings
The Chipset Settings will be shown only if you press Alt + F4 in main menu:
Advanced Options
! Memory/Cache Options
! PnP/PCI Options
! *Chipset Settings
Press Enter to view the Chipset settings information.
The following screen displays the Chipset settings menu:
Chipset Settings
Spread Spectrum ......................................... [ Enabled ]
Memory Stable Register..............................[ Enabled ]
RIMM TRDLY value..................................[ Auto ]
ICH Audio Controller..................................[ Enabled ]
ICH Modem Controller ............................... [ Disabled ]
Delay Transaction ....................................... [ Enabled ]
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Parameter
Description
Options
Spread Spectrum
In order to force EMI pass, this function allows
frequency to modulate in an acceptable range.
Enabled or Disabled
Memory Stable Register
This function enables memory run in stable status.
Enabled or Disabled
RIMM TRDLY value
This field defines the minimum round trip
propagation time of the RAMbus channel in unit of
Rambus clocks.
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or Auto
ICH Audio Controller
Enables ICH audio chipset function
Enabled or Disabled
ICH Modem Controller
Enables ICH modem chipset function only when
AMR adapter card is available.
Enabled or Disabled
Delay Transaction
This function frees PCI bus occupied by the
processor request transaction.
Enabled or Disabled
Load Default Settings
You need to reload the BIOS default settings every time you make changes to your system hardware
configuration (such as memory size, CPU type, hard disk type, etc.); otherwise, BIOS will keep the previous
CMOS settings. Selecting this option displays the following dialog box:
Load Default Settings
Do you want to load default settings?
[Yes]
*[No]
Choosing Yes enables BIOS to automatically detect the hardware changes that you have made in your
system. This option also allows you to restore the default settings.
Choosing No returns you to the main menu without loading the default settings.
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Abort Settings Change
Selecting the Abort Settings Change option from the main menu displays the following dialog box:
Abort Settings Change
Do you really want to abort settings change?
*[Yes]
[No]
Choosing Yes discards all the changes that you have made and reverts the parameters to their previously
saved settings.
Choosing No returns you to the main menu. BIOS retains all changes that you have made.
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Exiting Setup
To exit the BIOS utility, simply press Esc. The following dialog box appears:
E xit Setup
Settings have been changed.
D o you want to save C M O S settings?
*[Y es]
[N o]
Select Yes to exit Setup. Select No to return to the main menu. If you have made changes in the parameter
settings, you will be asked if you want to keep the changes made to the BIOS. Select Yes to save your
changes before you exit Setup. Select No to discard all changes and exit Setup.
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Chapter 3
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the AcerPower Sx for maintenance
and troubleshooting.
To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools:
!
Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge
!
Flat-bladed screwdriver
!
Phillips screwdriver
!
Hexagonal screwdriver
!
Plastic stick
NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the
screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatches when putting back the components.
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Removing a DIMM
1.
Press the holding clips on both sides of the socket outward to release the DIMM.
2.
Gently pull the DIMM out of the socket.
NOTE: The system automatically detects the amount of memory installed. Run Setup to view the new value
for total system memory and make a note of it.
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Chapter 3
Removing the CPU Fan-sink and CPU Board
1.
Detach the fan-sink and fan from the CPU.
2.
Pull up the socket lever.
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3.
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Remove the CPU.
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Opening the Housing
IMPORTANT:Turn off the system power (unplug the power cord) before opening the system or connecting or
removing any peripheral device.
1.
Place the system unit on a flat, steady surface.
2.
Remove the four screws from the rear panel. Set the screws aside. You will need them when replacing
the housing cover.
3.
Push the housing cover slightly backward.
4.
Pull the housing cover upward and remove it from the chassis.
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Removing an Expansion Board
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1.
Remove the screw on the bracket of an expansion board. Set the screw aside. You will need it when
replacing the expansion board.
2.
Gently pull out the board to remove it from the expansion slot.
Chapter 3
Removing a 3.5-inch Drive
Follow these steps to install a 3.5-inch diskette drive or a hard disk drive:
1.
Disconnect the disk drive cables and the power cable.
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2.
Remove the 3.5-inch drive frame from the housing by pressing the tab on top and pivoting the frame
outward.
NOTE: A metal drive cover should be pulled out before you install a new drive into an empty 3.5-inch bay. This
cover should be removed if a 3.5-inch drive is installed. The function of the cover is to prevent EMI
effects.
3.
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Remove the screws along the sides of the drive frame and carefully pull out the 3.5-inch disk drive.
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Removing a 5.25-inch Drive
To remove a 5.25-inch diskette drive or a CD-ROM drive:
1.
Disconnect the diskette drive cable and the power cable.
2.
Remove the screws on the sides and gently pull out the diskette drive or CD-ROM to remove it from the
housing.
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Removing the Main board
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1.
Lay the housing on its side with the open area facing upward.
2.
Remove all the necessary screws and carefully pull out the main board.
Chapter 3
Removing a Daughterboard
1.
Remove the two screws from the daughterboard.
2.
Pull up the daughterboard.
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Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
This chapter provides troubleshooting information for AcerPower Sx model:
Chapter 4
!
Power-On Self-Test (POST)
!
Index of Error Messages
!
Index of Error Codes and Error Beeps
!
Index of Error Symptoms
!
Undetermined Problems
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Power-On Self-Test (POST)
Each time you turn on the system, the Power-on Self Test (POST) is initiated. Several items are tested during
POST, but is for the most part transparent to the user.
The Power-On Self Test (POST) is a BIOS procedure that boots the system, initializes and diagnoses the
system components, and controls the operation of the power-on password option. If POST discovers errors in
system operations at power-on, it displays error messages on screen, generates a check point code at port
80h or even halts the system if the error is fatal.
The main components on the main board that must be diagnosed and/or initialized by POST to ensure system
functionality are as follows:
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!
Microprocessor with built-in numeric co-processor and cache memory subsystem
!
Direct Memory Access (DMA) controller
!
Interrupt system
!
Three programmable timers
!
ROM subsystem
!
RAM subsystem
!
RTC RAM subsystem and real time clock/calendar with battery backup
!
Onboard serial interface controller
!
Onboard parallel interface controller
!
Embedded hard disk interface and one diskette drive interface
!
Keyboard and auxiliary device controllers
!
I/O ports
!
PS/2-compatible mouse port
!
PS/2-compatible keyboard port
!
Serial ports
!
Parallel ports
!
USB port
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POST Check Points
When POST executes a task, it uses a series of preset numbers called check point to be latched at port 80h,
indicating the stages it is currently running. This latch can be read and shown on a debug board.
Table D-1 describes the Acer common tasks carried out by POST. A unique check point number represents
each task.
Table D-1 POST Check Points
Check Point
04H
Description
Determines if the current booting procedure is from cold boot (press reset button or turn
the system on), from warm boot (press CTRL + ALT + DEL or from exiting BIOS setup.
Check CPU ID, dispatch shutdown Path.
NOTE: At the beginning of POST, port 64 bit 2 (8042 system flag) is read to
determine whether this POST is caused by cold or warm boot. If it is a cold
boot, a complete POST is performed. If it is a warm boot, the chip initialization
and memory test is eliminated from he POST routine.
08H
Disables Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI), Alarm Interrupt Enable (AIE), Periodical Interrupt
Enable (PIE), and Update-ended Interrupt Enable (UIE).
NOTE: These interrupts are disabled in order to avoid any mis-action happened
during the POST routine.
09H
Initializes chipset point (I)
10H
DMA Controller (8327) test and initialization.
14H
System timer (8254) test and initialization
18H
Memory refresh test; refresh occurrence verification (IRQ0)
1CH
1. Verifies CMOS shutdown byte, battery and check sum.
NOTE: Several parts of the POST routine require the system to be in protected
mode. When returning to real mode from protected mode, the processor is
reset, therefore POST is re-entered. In order to prevent re-initialization of the
system, POST reads the shutdown code stored in location 0Fh in CMOS
RAM. Then it jumps around the initialization procedure to the entry point.
The CMOS shutdown byte verification assures that CMOS 0Fh area is fine to execute
POST properly.
2. Initializes CMOS default setting
3. Initializes RTC time base
NOTE: The RTC has an embedded oscillator that generates 32.768 Hz frequency. To
initialize the RTC time base, turn on this oscillator and set a divisor to 32768
so that RTC can count time correctly.
1EH
1. Search DRAM existence on each DRAM slot
2. DRAM type determination
2CH
1. Tests 384K base memory
2. Set default SS:SP = 0:400
NOTE: The 384K base memory area is tested for POST execution. The remaining
memory ares is tested later.
30H
System shadow RAM
20H
1. Tests keyboard controller (8041/8042)
2. Determines keyboard type (AT, XT, PS/2)
24H
1. Test programmable interrupt controller
2. Initializes system interrupt
26H
Initializes GPIO
34H
DRAM sizing
36H
Initialize I/O APIC
3CH
Sets interrupt service for POST
2DH
Set CPU (s) multiple
3FH
Enables/Disables USB Host Controller
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Check Point
Description
35H
PCI pass 0
4EH
Scan PnP Devices
4FH
Config PnP Devices
40H
Initial PCI (1)
41H
Initial PCI (2)
42H
Initial PCI (3)
44H
Initial PCI (4)
45H
Initial PCI (5)
50H
Initializes video display
NOTE: If system has any display card, it should be initialized via its I/O ROM or
corresponding initialization program.
51H
Copy F-seg from ROM into shadow RAM
54H
Process VGA shadow region
4CH
Check CPU brand, ID and external frequency
58H
1. Displays Acer (or OEM) logo (if necessary)
2. Displays Acer copyright message (if necessary).
3. Displays BIOS serial number.
59H
Hook INT 1CH for Quiet Boot.
64H
Tests keyboard interface
5CH
Memory test (except the 384K base memory)
5EH
Load Pentium Pro CPU update code
5AH
Test SM RAM
NOTE: The keyboard LEDs should flash once.
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5FH
Enables/Disables USB Function
60H
1. Initializes SRAM cache capacity
2. Enables the cache function
70H
Initializes parallel port(s)
74H
Initializes parallel port(s)
78H
Reset math coprocessor
7CH
Check and initialize pointing device
80H
Set security status
82H
Prepare entering SETUP for user pressing CTRL + ALT DEL.
84H
Keyboard device initialization
6CH
1. Tests and initializes FDD
2. The FDD LED should flash once and its head should be positioned
88H
1. Sets HDD type and features (i.e. transfer speed, mode,....)
2. Tests HDD controller
90H
Displays POST status
93H
Rehook INT 1CH for Quiet Boot
94H
1. Initializes I/O ROM
2. I/O ROM is an optional extension of the BIOS located on an installed add-on card as
part of the I/O subsystem. POSt detects I/O ROMs and gives them opportunity to
initialize themselves and their hardware environment.
96H
Initializes PCI I/O ROM
A0H
Sets time and day
A4H
Initializes security features
A2H
Initializes setup items
A8H
Setup SMI parameters
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Check Point
Description
ACH
1. Enables NMI
2. Checks parity, if set
3. Clear screen
B0H
1. Checks power-on password
2. Displays configuration mode table
3. Clear memory buffer used for POST
B1H
Bootint
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POST Error Messages List
If you cannot run the diagnostics program tests but did receive a POST error message, use “POST Error
Messages List” to diagnose system problems. If you did not receive any error message, look for a description
of your error symptoms in “Error Symptoms List” on page 70.
NOTE: When you have deemed it necessary to replace an FRU, and have done so, you must run a total
system check to ensure that no other activity has been affected by the change. This system check can
be done through the diagnostics program.
NOTE: Check all power supply voltages, switch, and jumper settings before you replace the main board. Also
check the power supply voltages if you have a “system no-power” condition.
If you are unable to correct the problem by using the “BIOS Messages List” table and “Error Symptoms List”
table, go to “Undetermined Problems” on page 76.
NOTE: To diagnose a problem, first find the BIOS error messages in the left column. If directed to a check
procedure, replace the FRU indicated in the check procedure. If no check procedure is indicated, the
first Action/FRU listed in right column is the most likely cause.
BIOS Messages
1. System board
CPU Clock Mismatch
1. Enter BIOS Setup and load the default settings.
2. Ensure BIOS setting for processor is set correctly.
Real Time Clock Error
1. Enter BIOS Setup and load the default settings.
2. RTC Battery.
3. System Board.
CMOS Battery Bad
CMOS Checksum Error
Equipment Configuration Error
1. Ensure the system configuration set in BIOS Setup is
correct.
2. Enter BIOS Setup and load the default settings.
3. RTC battery.
4. System board.
System Management Memory Bad
1. Insert the memory modules in the DIMM sockets
properly, then reboot the system.
2. Memory module.
3. System board.
Memory Error at MMMM:SSSS:OOOOh
RAM Parity Error
1. Enter BIOS Setup to disable parity check.
2. Memory module
3. System board
PS/2 Keyboard Error or Keyboard Not Connected
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
PS/2 Keyboard Interface Error
PS/2 Keyboard Locked
Re-connect PS/2 keyboard and mouse.
Enter BIOS Setup and load the default settings.
PS/2 keyboard
PS/2 mouse
System board
Onboard xxx... Conflict(s)
1. Enter BIOS Setup and load the default settings.
2. Remove all adapter cards that are NOT factoryinstalled, then reboot the system.
Floppy Disk Controller Error
1. Diskette drive cable/connection.
2. Diskette drive.
3. System board
Floppy Drive A Error
Floppy Drive B Error
On Board Parallel Port Conflict(s)
On Board Serial Port 1 Conflict(s)
On Board Serial Port 2 Conflict(s)
Floppy Drive(s) Write Protected
Hard Disk Drive(s) Write Protected
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Action/FRU
I/O Parity Error
1. Enter BIOS Setup and load the default settings.
2. Remove all adapter cards that are NOT factoryinstalled, then reboot the system.
1. Ensure that the diskette drive is not set to [Write
Protected] in the Security Options in BIOS Setup.
2. Load default settings in Setup.
Chapter 4
BIOS Messages
IDE Drive 0 Error
IDE Drive 1 Error
IDE Drive 2 Error
IDE Drive 3 Error
IRQ Setting Error
Expansion ROM Allocation Fail
I/O Resource Conflict(s)
Memory Resource Conflict(s)
Action/FRU
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Enter BIOS Setup and load the default settings.
Check IDE drive jumper.
IDE hard disk drive power.
IDE hard disk drive cable/connection.
IDE hard disk drive.
1. Load default settings in Setup.
2. Enter BIOS Setup and set the Reset Resource
Assignments of the PnP/PCI Options to Yes,
then reboot the system.
3. Remove all adapter cards that are NOT factoryinstalled, then reboot the system
PCI Device Error
1. Load default settings in Setup.
2. Enter BIOS Setup and set the Reset Resource
Assignments of the PnP/PCI Options to Yes,
then reboot the system.
3. Remove all adapter cards that are NOT factoryinstalled, then reboot the system.
PS/2 Pointing Device Interface Error
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
PS/2 Pointing Device Error
Re-connect PS/2 keyboard and mouse.
Enter BIOS Setup and load the default settings.
PS/2 mouse
PS/2 keyboard
System board
DMI Table Was Destroyed
1. Flash BIOS
Press CTRL + ALT + DEL key to enter Setup or F1
key to continue
1. Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to enter Setup and
reconfigure the system.
Press ESC to turn off NMI, or any key to reboot
1. Press ESC to reject NMI error or press any other key
to reboot the system.
Insert system diskette and press ENTER key to
reboot
1. Insert a bootable disk into the floppy disk drive or
remove this disk if a hard disk is installed.
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Error Symptoms List
NOTE: To diagnose a problem, first find the error symptom in the left column. If directed to a check procedure,
replace the FRU indicated in the check procedure. If no check procedure is indicated, the first Action/
FRU listed in right column is the most likely cause
.
Error Symptom
Action/FRU
Processor / Processor Fan
NOTE: Normally, the processor fan should be operative, and the processor clock setting should be
exactly set to match its speed requirement before diagnosing any processor problems.
Processor fan does not run but power supply
fan runs.
Processor test failed.
1. Ensure the system is not in power saving mode. See “Power
Management” in chapter 2.
2. With the system power on, measure the voltage of processor fan
connector. Its reading should be +12Vdc.
3. System board.
1. Processor
2. System board
System Board and Memory
NOTE: Ensure the memory modules are installed properly and the contact leads are clean before
diagnosing any system problems.
Memory test failed.
1. See "Memory"
2. System board
Incorrect memory size shown or repeated
during POST.
1. Insert the memory modules in the DIMM sockets properly, then
reboot the system.
2. Memory module.
3. System board.
System works but fails to enter power saving
mode when the Power Management Mode
is set to Enabled, and power saving timer
set in BIOS has elapsed.
1. Enter BIOS Setup and load default settings.
In Windows 98, check settings in Power Management Property
of Control Panel.
2. Reload software from Recovery CD.
System hangs before system boot.
1. See "Index of Symptoms"
2. See "Undetermined Problems"
System hangs after system boot.
1. Execute a system test and set it to stop at “Halt on Error” to see
the potential cause of the problem.
2. See “Undetermined Problems”.
Blinking cursor only; system does not work.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Diskette/IDE drive connection/cables
Diskette/IDE disk drives
See “Undetermined Problems”.
System board
Diskette Drive
NOTE: Ensure the diskette drive is configured correctly in BIOS Setup and its read/write head is
clean before diagnosing any diskette drive problems.
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Media and drive are mismatched.
1. Ensure the diskette drive is configured correctly in the Disk
Drives of BIOS Setup.
2. Ensure the diskette drive is correctly formatted.
3. Diskette drive connection/cable
4. Diskette drive
5. System board
Diskette drive does not work.
1. Ensure the diskette drive is not set to None in the Disk Drives of
BIOS Setup.
2. Diskette drive power
3. Diskette drive connection/cable
4. Diskette drive
5. System board
Chapter 4
Error Symptom
Action/FRU
Diskette drive read/write error.
1. Diskette.
2. Ensure the diskette drive is not set to Write protect in the
Security Options of BIOS Setup.
3. Diskette drive cable.
4. Diskette drive.
5. System board.
Diskette drive LED comes on for more than 2
minutes when reading data.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Diskette
Diskette drive connection/cable
Diskette drive
System board
Diskette drive LED fails to light, and the drive
is unable to access for more than 2 minutes.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Diskette
Diskette drive power
Diskette drive connection/cable
Diskette drive
System board
Diskette drive test failed.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Diskette
Diskette drive
Diskette drive cable
System board
Hard Disk Drive
NOTE: Ensure hard disk drive is configured correctly in BIOS Setup, cable/jumper are set correctly
before diagnosing any hard disk drive problems.
Hard disk drive test failed.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Enter BIOS Setup and Load default settings.
Hard disk drive cable.
Hard disk drive.
System board.
Hard disk drive cannot format completely.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Enter BIOS Setup and Load default settings.
Hard disk drive cable.
Hard disk drive.
System board.
Hard disk drive has write error.
1. Enter BIOS Setup and Load default settings.
2. Hard disk drive.
Hard disk drive LED fails to light, but system
operates normally.
1. With the system power on, measure the voltage of hard disk LED
connector.
2. Hard drive LED cable.
CD/DVD-ROM Drive
NOTE: Ensure CD/DVD-ROM drive is configured correctly in BIOS Setup, cable/jumper are set
correctly and its laser beam is clean before diagnosing any CD/DVD-ROM drive problems.
CD/DVD-ROM drive LED doesn't come on
but works normally.
1. CD/DVD-ROM drive
CD/DVD-ROM drive LED flashes for more
than 30 seconds before LED shutting off.
1. CD/DVD-ROM may have dirt or foreign material on it. Check with
a known good disc.
2. CD/DVD-ROM is not inserted properly.
3. CD/DVD-ROM is damaged.
Software asks to reinstall disc.
Software displays a reading CD/DVD error.
CD/DVD-ROM drive cannot load or eject
when the system is turned on and its eject
button is pressed and held.
1. Disconnect all cables from CD/DVD-ROM drive except power
cable, then press eject button to try to unload the disk.
2. CD/DVD-ROM drive power.
3. CD/DVD-ROM drive
CD/DVD-ROM drive does not read and there
are no messages are displayed.
1. CD may have dirt or foreign material on it. Check with a known
good disc.
2. Ensure the CD/DVD-ROM driver is installed properly.
3. CD/DVD-ROM drive.
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Error Symptom
CD/DVD-ROM drive can play audio CD but
no sound output.
Action/FRU
1.
2.
3.
4.
Ensure the headphone jack of the CD/DVD-ROM has an output.
Turn up the sound volume.
Speaker power/connection/cable.
CD/DVD-ROM drive.
Real-Time Clock
Real-time clock is inaccurate.
1. Ensure the information in the Date and Time of BIOS Setup is
set correctly.
2. RTC battery.
3. System board
Audio
Audio software program invokes but no sound
comes from speakers.
1. Speaker power/connection/cable.
Modem ring cannot wake up system from
suspend mode.
1. Ensure the Modem Ring Indicator in BIOS Setup or Power
Management is set to Enabled.
2. If PCI modem card is used, reinsert the modem card to PCI slot
firmly or replace the modem card.
3. If ISA modem card is used, ensure the modem ring-in cable from
the modem card to system board is connected properly.
4. In Win 98, ensure the telephone application is configured
correctly for your modem and set to receive messages and/or
fax.
Data/fax modem software program invokes
but cannot receive/send data/fax
1. Ensure the modem card is installed properly.
Fax/voice modem software program invokes
but has no sound output. (Data files are
received normally; voice from modem cannot
be produced, but system sound feature works
normally.)
1. Ensure the modem voice-in cable from modem adapter card to
system board
Modem
Video and Monitor
Video memory test failed.
Video adapter failed.
Display problem:
- Incorrect colors
No high intensity
Missing, broken, or incorrect characters
1. Remove all non-factory-installed cards.
2. Load default settings (if screen is readable).
3. System board
1.
2.
3.
4.
Monitor signal connection/cable.
Monitor
Video adapter card
System board
Blank monitor(dark)
Blank monitor(bright)
Distorted image
Unreadable monitor
Other monitor problems
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Display changing colors.
1. Monitor signal connection/cable
2. Monitor
3. System board
Display problem not listed above (including
blank or illegible monitor).
1. “Monitor".
2. Load default settings (if screen is readable).
3. System board
Chapter 4
Error Symptom
Action/FRU
Parallel/Serial Ports
Execute “Load BIOS Default Settings” in BIOS Setup to confirm ports presence before diagnosing any parallel/serial
ports problems.
Serial or parallel port loop-back test failed.
1. Make sure that the LPT# or COM# you test is the same as the
setting in BIOS Setup.
2. Loop-back.
3. System board.
Printing failed.
1. Ensure the printer driver is properly installed. Refer to the printer
service manual.
2. Printer.
3. Printer cable.
4. System board.
Printer problems.
1. Refer to the service manual for the printer.
Keyboard
Some or all keys on keyboard do not work.
1. Keyboard
Power Supply
Pressing power switch does not turn off
system. (Only unplugging the power cord
from electrical outlet can turn off the system.)
1. Ensure the Power Switch < 4 sec. in BIOS Setup of Power
Management is not set to Suspend.
2. Power switch cable assembly
Pressing power switch does not turn on the
system.
1. Ensure the power override switch (situated at the back of the
machine, just above the connector for the power cable) is not set
to OFF.
2. Power switch cable assembly.
Executing software shutdown from
Windows98 Start menu does not turn off the
system. (Only pressing power switch can turn
off the system).
1. Load default settings.
2. Reload software from Recovery CD.
No system power, or power supply fan is not
running.
1. Power Supply
2. System Board
Other Problems
Any other problems.
Chapter 4
1. Undetermined Problems
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Error Beep Definition
Beep Code
Error Message
Description
2-1-2-2
DMA test failure
DMA internal register test fail
2-1-1-1
8742 KBC failure
KBC self test fail or not installed
2-1-2-1
Refresh failure
System DRAM refresh cycle out of spec.
2-1-1-2
Shutdown byte R/W failure
Shutdown byte in RTC/CMOS r/w test failure
2-2-2-1
Base 128K memory test failure
The first 128KB of base memory r/w test failure
2-2-1-2
Flash ROM BIOS failure
The BIOS code in flash ROM is corrupted
Beep Code
Warning Message
Description
2-1-1
VGA
Video buffer error
1-1
Com Port Boot
Console does not exist and message displayed to
terminal
Beep Code
Warning Message
Description
2-2-1-1-1
No Memory or EDO DIMM
2-2
100 MHz DIMM SPD rev. before 1.1 or unavailable
2-2-2-1-1
Mix EDO DIMM w/ SPD and SDRAM DIMM w/ SPD
2-2-2-1-1-1
66MHz SDRAM DIMM in 100MHz system
2-2-2-1
Mix registered DIMM and unregistered DIMM
NOTE: "2" means long beep, "1" means short beep
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Chapter 4
Boot Block Update Function Error Beep Definition
If any error occurred during boot block update process, the system will issue specific error beeps and
accompanied with an error code to port 80h to indicate the error type. Below is the error codes/error beeps
list.
Error Description
Error code
Error Beeps
BIOS File Size Mismatch
F1h
1 long, 1 short beeps
BIOS File Reading Error
F2h
1 long, 1 short beeps
Model ID MIsmatch
F3h
3 short beeps
Flash Memory Erase Error
E1h
2 long, 1 short beeps
Flash Memory Programming Error
(include failure on comparison)
E2h
2 long, 2 short beeps
Floppy Drive Not Installed
D1h
2 short beeps
The successful beep defined as TWO long beeps, ONE short beep then ONE long beep and success code
is 00h.
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Undetermined Problems
If an error message is present, go to “POST Error Messages List” on page 68 . If you did not receive any
messages, see if the symptom is listed in “or “Error Symptoms List” on page 70. If you still cannot solve the
problem, continue with this check:
1.
Check the power supply voltages. If the voltages are correct continue with the following steps:
2.
Power off the system unit.
3.
Perform the following checks, one by one, until you have isolated the
problem FRU.
4.
Load default settings in setup.
5.
Check all system board jumper positions and switch settings.
6.
Check all adapter card jumper positions.
7.
Check all device jumper positions.
8.
Check all cables and connectors for proper installation.
9.
If the jumpers, switches and voltage settings are correct, remove or disconnect the following, one at a
time:
10. Non-Acer devices
!
External devices
!
Any adapter card (modem card, LAN card or video card, if installed)
!
CD/DVD-ROM drive
!
Diskette drive
!
Hard disk drive
!
DIMM
!
Processor
!
System board
11. Power on the system unit.
12. Repeat steps 2 through 5 until you find the failing device or adapter.
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Chapter 5
Jumper and Connector Information
AcerPower Sx/Sxb Jumpers and Connectors
Refer to the following figure for the location of the jumpers and connectors on the main board:
NOTE: SW1 and JP11 are only available in 99129-1M PCB.
NOTE: AcerPower Sx and AcerPower Sxb were using the same mainboard with different part number
because the BIOS used by both models were also different.
AcerPower Sxb: 91.39J10.008, AcerPower Sx: 53.39J01.071.
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Connector Description
Connector No.
Description
CN1
PS/2
CN2
USB/LAN
CN3
ATX power connector
CN4
COM port
CN5
Parallel/VGA/serial port 2
CN7
IDE2
CN8
IDE1
CN9
GAME/MIDI
CN11
Audio CD connector
CN12
Floppy Disk Drive
CN13
Hard Disk Drive LED
CN16
Fax voice modem
CN18
WAKE ON LAN
CN19
36-pin USB/AUDIO connector
CN20
RF connector
CN21
Slim CD-ROM connector
JP1
1/2: Disable on board codec
2/3: Enable on board codec
JP2
PWR LED
JP3
1/2, 4/5: 4M flash ROM
2/3, 5/6: 2M flash ROM
JP4
Reset
JP5
Intrusion
JP6
LAN LED
JP7
PWR switch
JP11
1/2: Clear CMOS
2/3: NOP, no operation
SW1
ON
OFF*
NOTE: Set this to ON when CPU is packaged by
FCPGA, hence, it can avoid system resource
waste.
NOTE: *: Default setting
Socket 370 core/bus clock ratio
S1
SW4
SW3
SW2
SW1
CPU
SDRAM
0
0
0
0
66
100
0
0
0
1
100
100
0
0
1
1
133
100
0
1
0
1
100
133
0
1
1
1
133
133
1
0
0
0
66
66
NOTE: There’s only 66/100 MHz allowable speed limit for 66/133 MHz SDRAM.
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AcerPower Sc Jumpers and Connectors
Refer to the following figure for the location of the jumpers and connectors on the main board:
NOTE: PCB No. 99129-2.
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Connector Description
Connector No.
Description
CN1
PS/2 connectors
CN2
USB/LAN connectors
CN3
ATX power connector
CN5
Printer/VGA/COM2 connectors
CN7
IDE2 connector
CN8
IDE1 connector
CN9
GAME/MIDI port
CN10
12-pin AC’97 connector
CN11
Audio CD connector
CN12
Floppy Disk Drive connector
CN13
Hard Disk Drive LED connector
CN16
Fax voice modem connector
CN18
Wake-on LAN connector
CN22
Optional USB ports
CN23
Audio-in connector
JP1
1-2: Disable on board codec
JP2
Power LED connector
JP3
1-2 and 4-5: 4M flash ROM
JP6
LAN LED connector
JP7
Power switch connector
2-3: Enable on board codec
2-3 and 5-6: 2M flash ROM
SW1
ON
OFF*
NOTE: Set this to ON when CPU is packaged by
FCPGA, hence, it can avoid system resource
waste.
NOTE: *: Default setting
Socket 370 core/bus clock ratio
S1
80
SW4
SW3
SW2
SW1
CPU
SDRAM
0
0
0
0
66
100
0
0
0
1
100
100
0
0
1
1
133
100
0
1
0
1
100
133
0
1
1
1
133
133
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of AcerPower Sx.
Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization).
NOTE: 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 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 local FRU list provided by your regional Acer 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 Acer office on how to
return it.
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82
Chapter 6
Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Part No.
CPU/Processor
Chapter 6
NS
CPU, 500MHz, Socket 370,
Celeron, Intel
Celeron 500MHz, 128k OD
01.ICLON.500
NS
CPU, 533MHz, Socket 370,
Celeron, Intel
Celeron 533MHz, 128k OD
01.ICLON.533
NS
CPU, 733MHz, 133MHz FSB,
Coppermine, Intel
Coppermine 733MHz,
133MHz FSB, 256K
01.COPRM.73A
NS
CPU, 667MHz, Socket 370,
133MHz FSB, Coppermine,
Intel
Coppermine 667MHz,
133MHz FSB, 256K
01.COPRM.66A
NS
CPU, 600EBMHz, 133MHz
FSB, Coppermine, Intel
Coppermine 600EBMHz,
133MHz FSB, 256K
01.COPRM.60E
NS
CPU, 533EBMHz, 133MHz
FSB, Socket 370,
Coppermine, Intel
Coppermine 533EBMHz,
133MHz FSB, 256K
01.COPRM.53A
NS
CPU, 750MHz, 100MHz FSB,
Coppermine, Intel
Coppermine 750MHz,
100MHz FSB, 256K
01.COPRM.75A
NS
CPU, 700MHz, 100MHz FSB,
Socket 370, Coppermine,
Intel
Coppermine 700MHz,
100MHz FSB, 256K
01.COPRM.70B
NS
CPU, 650MHz, 100MHz FSB,
Socket 370, Coppermine,
Intel
Coppermine 650MHz,
100MHz FSB, 256K
01.COPRM.65B
NS
CPU, 600EMHz, 100MHz
FSB, Socket 370,
Coppermine, Intel
Coppermine 600EMHz,
100MHz FSB, 256K
01.COPRM.60D
NS
CPU, 550MHz, 100MHz FSB,
Socket 370, Coppermine,
Intel
Coppermine 550MHz,
100MHz FSB, 256K
01.COPRM.550
NS
CPU, 500EMHz, 100MHz
FSB, Coppermine, Intel
Coppemine 500EMHz,
100MHz FSB, 256K
01.COPRM.50B
NS
CPU fan module, 2 pins
2 pin fansink for Socket 370
90.00028.641
83
Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Part No.
Memory
NS
SDIMM, 32MB, PC-100,
Micro
SDIMM 32M
MT4LSDT464AG-10EC5 /
Micro
72.04464.L04
NS
SDIMM, 64MB, PC-100,
Micro
SDIMM 64M
MT8LSDT864AG-10EC7/
Micro
72.08864.L04
NS
DIMM, 128MB, PC-100,
Micro
SDIMM 128M
MT16LSDT1664AG-10EC /
Micro
72.16164.L03
NS
DIMM, 64MB, PC-133, Micro
DIMM 64M
MT8LSDT864AG133C7/
Micro
72.08864.L05
NS
DIMM, 128MB, PC-133,
Micro
DIMM 128M
MT16LSDT1664AG-133C7/
Micro
72.16664.L04
NS
DIMM, 32MB, PC-100,
Siemens
SDRAM 32M
HYS64V4300GU-8(B)/
Siemens
72.64430.L01
NS
DIMM, 64MB, PC-100,
Siemens
SDRAM 64M
HYS64V8300GU-8(B)/
Siemens
72.64830.L01
NS
DIMM, 128MB, PC-100,
Siemens
SDIMM 128M
HYS64V16220GU-8(B)/
Siemens
72.64162.L02
NS
DIMM, 64MB (8M*8), PC133, Siemens
DIMM 64MB
HYS64V8300GU-7.5(B) /
Siemens
72.64830.L02
NS
DIMM, 128MB (8M*8), PC133, Siemens
DIMM 128MB
HYS64V16220GU-7.5(B) /
Siemens
72.64162.L03
NS
Monitor, 15" , for AAC/
ACLA,110V
1555-121 / API/Comel
91.71602.301
NS
Monitor, 15", for ACI/AEB/
ACLA, 110V/220V
1555-410 / API/Comel
91.71602.302
NS
Monitor, 15", for ACI/ACLA,
110V/220V
1555-610 / API/Comel
91.71602.303
NS
Monitor, 15", for ACI, 110V/
220V
1555-510 / API/Comel
91.71602.304
NS
Monitor, 15", for STK,110V
1555-431/ API/Comel
91.71602.305
NS
Monitor, 17", for Acer View
77C
MPRII 77c / API/Comel
91.70602.107
NS
Monitor, 17", for AAC/ACLA
JD177H7M(0117708002)/
J71C / Jean
90.38A02.001
NS
Monitor, 17" , for ACI/ACG
JD177H7M(0117708003)/
J71C / Jean
90.38A02.002
NS
Monitor,17", for ACI/ACLA
JD177H7M(0117708004)/
J71C / Jean
90.38A02.003
NS
Monitor,17", for ACI(Aus/Nez) JD177H7M(0117708005)/
J71C / Jean
90.38A02.004
NS
Monitor, 17" , for STK/Taiwan
90.38A02.005
Monitor
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JD177H7M(0117708006)/
J71C /Jean
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Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Part No.
NS
Monitor, 17" , for AMS
JD177H7M(0117708008)/
J71C /Jean
90.38A02.007
NS
Monitor, 17" , for AWE/ACG
JD177H7T(0117708007)/
J71C /Jean
90.38A02.006
NS
FDD, Panasonic
FDD 1.44 JU-256A046P
ACER V.S
56.01057.194
NS
3.5", U8 4.3GB(U8 Series),
Seagate
HDD 4.3GB Seagate/
ST34313A
56.02831.221
NS
3.5", U8 8.6GB(U8 Series),
Seagate
HDD 8.6GB Seagate/
ST38410A
56.02A32.051
NS
3.5",U8 13.0GB(U8 Series),
Seagate
HDD 13GB Seagate/
ST313021A
56.02A82.031
NS
3.5", U8 17.2GB(U8 Series),
Seagate
HDD 17.2GB Seagate/
ST317221A
56.02B34.031
NS
3.5", LCT 8.4GB( LCT8/EJ
Series ), Quantum
HDD 8.4GB Quantum/8.4AT
LA08A
56.02A31.061
NS
3.5", LCT 13.0GB( LCT8/EJ
Series ), Quantum
HDD 13GB Quantum/13AT
LA13A
56.02A84.041
NS
3.5", 10GB( Titan Series),
Maxtor
HDD 10GB Maxtor/91021U2
56.02A72.071
NS
3.5", 15GB( Titan Series),
Maxtor
HDD 15GB Maxtor/91531U3
56.02B61.011
NS
3.5", 20GB( Titan Series),
Maxtor
HDD 20GB Maxtor/ 2041U4
56.02B34.041
NS
CD-ROM, 40X, API
CD-ROM 40X API/640A-247
(Acer color)
56.10212.021
NS
CD-ROM, 40X, AO (Flash
ROM)
CD-ROM 40X AO/ CD-940E
Pro Rev.1.00
91.24D37.407
NS
CD-ROM, 40X, AO, EPROM
CD-ROM 40X AO/CD-940E
Pro (EPROM)
91.24D37.406
NS
DVD-ROM, 6X/24X, Hitachi
DVD 6/24X HIT/GD2500BX
56.22000.011
NS
DVD-ROM, 6X/32X, Hitachi
DVD 6X/32X HITACHI/GD3000
56.2238A.021
NS
DVD-ROM, 8X/40X, Hitachi
DVD ROM 8/40 HIT/
GD5000BVIB
56.2232G.001
NS
IDE Cable(w/i 3CONN) 350
HDD
C.A. 40P 3C 100+250MM
ATA66 H61
50.92207.011
FDD/Floppy Disk Drive
HDD/Hard Disk Drive
CD-ROM drive
DVD-ROM drive
Cables
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Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Part No.
NS
FDD cable(w/I 2 conn)
C.A 34P 2C 280MM FDD
H61
50.92205.011
NS
IDE Cable(w/I 3 CONN) 450
HDD
C.A 40P 3C 150+300MM IDE
H61
50.92207.031
NS
IDE Cable(w/I 2 CONN)
CDROM
C.A 40P 2C 350MM IDE H61
50.92206.011
NS
Audio Cable
W.A 4P 2C Audio 520MM
H61
50.37702.041
NS
Audio Y Cable
C.A 44P 2C 150MM MB/IF
V66LT
50.33702.051
NS
Mainboard S57M
NS
Modem board, WS5614PMMU
MODEM
33.6(B)GVCSF1136HV+11R
16
54.09242.241
NS
Modem board, 1456VQH20E
MODEM D/F 56K ASKEY/
1456VQH20E
54.09551.051
NS
Modem board, T62M154.00
MODEM 56K D/F AMBIT/
MRT62M154
54.09011.281
NS
Modem board, ANI-RA05P
MODEM S/W 90 56 NETX/
AMI-RA05P
54.09301.001
Main board
MAIN BD S57M
55.39J01.01A
Boards
NOTE: Models with Part No. 55.39J01.M03 can support 10/100M LAN (Embedded in SiS630 chipset), while
some models with Part No. 55.39J01.M06 will not support LAN even though chipsets are still present
on the mainboard.
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Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Part No.
NS
Lan board, 10/100MB, lan
card, Netxus
LAN ANI/ALN-325/B50 PCI
10/100
54.03111.001
NS
Lan board, 10/100MB, Lan
card, 3Com
3C905C-TX 10/100Mb Fast
EtherLink XLWOL
54.03091.031
NS
Lan board, 10/100MB, Lan
card, Acer
NIC-559A LAN CARD W/O
LOOKOUT
91.82610.103
NS
Lan board, 10/100 MB, Lan
card, Acer
NIC-559A LAN CARD W/O
BOOTROM
91.82610.104
NS
Power Supply, 145W(+5Vsb/
3A), API
SPS 145W API/API-9502071
56.04145.551
NS
Power Supply, 145W,(+5Vsb/
3A), Delta
SPS 145W DELTA/DPS145PB-82A
56.04145.1Q1
NS
Power Supply, 145W,
(+5Vsb/3A), High Power
SPS 145W HI-PWR/SIX145M3 V.B1
56.04145.4U1
NS
Lower Case H61
ASSY L CASE H61
60.92210.003
4
Upper Case H61
CASE UP SECC 002 H61
30.92204.021
5
HDD EMI bracket
CVR EMI EMPTY
5.25"(TOOL) H61
34.92203.001
6
CD-ROM EMI bracket
CVR HDD EMI (TOOLING)
SUS H61
34.92201.001
Power Supply
Case/Cover/Bracket Assembly
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Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Part No.
3
Front Panel CHA
ASSY BZL F CHA H61
60.92211.023
NS
CD-ROM drive empty cover
002
CVR EMPTY 525 CHA HIPS
002 61
42.92221.011
NS
FDD drive empty cover 002
CVR EMPTY 35 CHA HIPS
002 H61
42.92222.011
2
Drive Holder
ASSY HDD HOLDER H61
60.92208.002
NS
I/O Port Bracket
ASSY PORT BRKT B2UL
FGA H61
60.92206.111
14
Add-On board port BRKT
BKT PORT SECC H51
33.94600.001
13
Add on board port BRKT,
SPS, Case, M/B screws
SCRW MACH PAN W/
SPG#6-32*5/16
86.1B526.7R9
16
Back case screws
SCRW MACH FLAT
M3*0.5P*8L NI
86.5A524.8R0
NS
HDD screws
SCRW MACH BDG #6-32*3/
16" NI
86.4A5A6.012
NS
FDD, CDR,DVD screws
SCRW PAN W/FLT SPG
M3*6L NI
86.1H524.6R0
NS
HEX screws
SCREW HEX I#4-40/O#4-40
L5.5 NI
34.00015.071
8
Foot stand
FOOT RUBBER SILICON
H61
42.92223.001
Screws
Miscellaneous
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Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Part No.
NS
Power switch knob CHA
KNOB PWR CHA HIPS 002
H61
42.92219.011
NS
Power switch knob spring
SPRING POWER KNOB
SUS IDCMT/FU
34.02708.001
17
Key lock
KEY LOCK SUS430 IDK
34.00115.001
15
RTG Bracket port spring
SPRING PLT (A) PBSPS T.15 H40
34.93409.001
7
LED cable catch
HOLDER WIRI NYLON66
IDC-DT
42.02801.011
NS
plate name for I/O port
PLT NAME IO PORT for H61
40.92201.341
NS
Mainboard Rubber Foot
Rubber Foot T-6.8 IDB3
47.91012.001
18
Bracket port spring
PLT SLOT (B) CU H40
31. 93401.001
NS
Switch/LED cable kit
ASSY SWITCH/LED CABLE
PACK H61
6K.92201.001
NS
Keyboard, 104 key US, 52VL
API
KB 104 Key US/ 6511-V41/L
99.P0481.L41
NS
Keyboard, US 104 key, 62C
API
KB US 104 KEY API 6511CX(62C)
91.62C07.041
Keyboard
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Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Part No.
Pointing Device
NS
Mouse, 2-button
MOUSE LOGITECH 2
BUTTON/S42
90.00026.915
NS
Mouse, wheel
MOUSE WHEEL LOGITECH/ 90.35G26.001
S48A S61
NS
Mouse, 2-button MUSXJ
MOUSE 2 BUTTON
PRIMAX/MUSXJ
90.00026.067
NS
Mouse, wheel
MOUSE WHEEL PRIMAX/
MOSXK D002
90.00026.070
NS
Speaker, USB, Midiland
SPK USB PWR MIDILAND/
A-1 V66M
90.38A12.003
Speaker
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Appendix A
Model Definition and Configuration
The AcerPower Sx Model No. Define:
1.
Trade Mark:
2.
Brand Name: Acer
3.
Description: SiS 630 chipset based PC system
4.
Model No: AP Sx (Acer Power Sx) (S57M/H61)
5.
Product Name: Acer Power Sx
The AcerPower Sc Model No. Define:
1.
Trade Mark:
2.
Brand Name: Acer
3.
Description: SiS 630ET chipset based PC system
4.
Model No: AP Sc (S57M-2/H61)
5.
Product Name: Acer Power Sc
Appendix A
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92
Appendix A
Appendix B
Test Compatible Components
This computer’s compatibility is tested and verified by Acer’s internal testing department. All of its system
functions are tested under MS DOS V6.22, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, IBM OS/2 4.0,
Netware 3.12 / 4.11 / 5.0, and UNIX/Linux environment.
Refer to the following lists for components, adapter cards, and peripherals which have passed these tests.
Regarding configuration, combination and test procedures, please refer to the AcerPower Sx Compatibility
Test Report released by the Acer Desktop System Testing Department.
Appendix B
93
Microsoft DOS V6.22 Environment Test
Item
Processor
Specifications
Celeron 500 MHz
Celeron 533 MHz
Coppermine 650 MHz
Coppermine 667 MHz
Memory
32 MB
64 MB
96 MB
128 MB
Cache
128 KB
Floppy Disk Drive
Mitsumi
256 KB
Panasonic
EIDE Channel 1 Master
8.6 GB
13.0 GB
17.2 GB
20 GB
EIDE Channel 1 Slave
4.3 GB
8.4 GB
8.6 GB
15 GB
EIDE Channel 2 Master
API 40X CD-ROM 640A-247
AO 40X CD-ROM CD-940E
Hitachi 6x/32x GD3000 BV
Hitachi 8x/40x GD5000 BVAC
EIDE Channel 2 Slave
Mouse
Hitachi 6X DVD
Logitech S42 (2 button)
Logitech S48 (wheel)
Primax MUSXJ (2 button)
Primax (wheel)
Monitor
API 1555
API MPRII 77C
Jean JD177H7M
API 1555
Keyboard
API 52VL 6511-V41/L
API 62C 6511-CX41
API 52VL 6511-V41/L
API 62C 6511-CX41
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Appendix B
Microsoft Windows 98 SE (En/TC/SC) Environment Test
Item
Processor
Specifications
Celeron 500 MHz
Celeron 533 MHz
Coppermine 650 MHz
Coppermine 667 MHz
Memory
32 MB
64 MB
96 MB
128 MB
Cache
128 KB
Floppy Disk Drive
Mitsumi
256 KB
Panasonic
EIDE Channel 1 Master
8.6 GB
13.0 GB
17.2 GB
20 GB
EIDE Channel 1 Slave
4.3 GB
8.4 GB
8.6 GB
15 GB
EIDE Channel 2 Master
API 40X CD-ROM 640A-247
AO 40X CD-ROM CD-940E
Hitachi 6x/32x GD3000 BV
Hitachi 8x/40x GD5000 BVAC
EIDE Channel 2 Slave
Hitachi 6X DVD
VGA Card
ATI Xpert play 98 3D Rage Pro
Diamond Viper V330 (RIVA 128)
Mouse
Logitech S42 (2 button)
Logitech S48 (wheel)
Primax MUSXJ (2 button)
Primax (wheel)
Monitor
API 1555
Jean JD177H7M
API 1555
Keyboard
API 52VL 6511-V41/L
API 62C 6511-CX41
API 52VL 6511-V41/L
API 62C 6511-CX41
Joystick/GamePad
SideWinder Precision Pro
Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro
MS SideWinder 3D PRO
SideWinder Force Feedback Pro
USB
HP DeskJet 895C USB Printer
Logitech Pagescan USB
API 310U
Intel USB Digital Camera
Primax USB Joystick Raptor 3D
Primax USB Joystick
Appendix B
95
Item
Specifications
Adapters
Display Adapter
ATI 3D Rage Pro PCI
Diamond Viper V330 (RIVA 128)
Sound/MPEG Adapter
Fax/Modem Adapter
SiS630 & Crystal 4297 (onboard)
Askey Conexant for US 1456VQH75A
Askey Conexant for EMEA 1456VQH75A
Acer Netxus Conexant for US AMI-RA06P-D
Askey Pc-tel for US V1456VQH20B
Askey Pc-tel for EMEA V1456VQH20B
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Appendix B
Microsoft Windows 2000 Environment Test
Item
Processor
Specifications
Celeron 533 MHz
Coppermine 667 MHz
Memory
128 MB
256 MB
Cache
128 KB
Floppy Disk Drive
Mitsumi D353M3
256 KB
Panasonic
EIDE Channel 1 Master
17.2 GB (U8 Series)
20 GB (Titan)
EIDE Channel 1 Slave
4.3 GB (U8 Series)
8.4 GB (LCT8/EJ Series)
EIDE Channel 2 Master
API 40X CD-ROM
AO 40X CD-ROM
Mouse
Logitech S42
Primax MUSXJ
Monitor
API 1555
Keyboard
API 52VL
Jean JD177h7m
API 62C
Appendix B
97
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Environment Test
Item
Processor
Specifications
Celeron 533 MHz
Coppermine 667 MHz
Memory
128 MB
Cache
128 KB
256 MB
256 KB
Floppy Disk Drive
Mitsumi D353M3
Panasonic
EIDE Channel 1 Master
17.2 GB (U8 Series)
20 GB (Titan)
EIDE Channel 1 Slave
4.3 GB (U8 Series)
EIDE Channel 2 Master
API 40X CD-ROM
8.4 GB (LCT8/EJ Series)
AO 40X CD-ROM
Mouse
Logitech S42
Primax MUSXJ
Monitor
API 1555
Jean JD177h7m
Keyboard
API 52VL
API 62C
Fax/Modem Card
Askey Conexant
Acer Netxus AMI-RA06P-D
Askey Pc-tel
Acer Netxus AMI-RA06P-D
Adapters
98
Sound Adapter
SiS630/Crystal CS4297A (onboard)
Display Adapter
On-chip SiS630
Appendix B
IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0 Environment Test
Item
Specifications
Processor
Coppermine 600EB MHz
Memory
256 MB
Cache
256 KB
Floppy Disk Drive
Panasonic 3mode
EIDE Channel 1 Master
Seagate 20 GB Titan Series
EIDE Channel 2 Slave
Aopen 40X CD-ROM
Mouse
Acer (Primax) 2 button PS/2
Monitor
API 1555
Keyboard
API 6511-V41/L
Appendix B
99
Novell Netware 3.12, 4.11 & 5.0 Environment Test
Item
Processor
Specifications
Celeron 500 MHz
Celeron 533 MHz
Coppermine 650 MHz
Coppermine 677 MHz
Memory
64 MB
96 MB
128 MB
256 MB
Cache
128 KB
256 KB
Floppy Disk Drive
Mitsumi
EIDE Channel 1 Master
4.3 GB
Panasonic
8.4 GB
10 GB
13 GB
EIDE Channel 2 Master
AO CD-940E
API 640A-247
Hitachi GD5000
AO 40X
Monitor
API 1555
AcerView 77C
Jean JD177H7M
Keyboard
API 52P
Adapter
SCSI Adapter
100
AHA-2940UW
Appendix B
SCO UNIX/Linux Environment Test
Item
Processor
Specifications
Celeron 533 MHz
Coppermine 667 MHz
Memory
128 MB
Cache
128 KB
Floppy Disk Drive
Mitsumi D353M3
256 KB
Panasonic 3mode
EIDE Channel 1 Master
13 GB
20 GB
EIDE Channel 2 Master
AO CD-940E
API 640A-247
Mouse
Logitech S42
Primax MUSXJ (002)
Monitor
Acer 1555
AcerView 1777
Keyboard
API 52VL
API 62C
NOTE: There's no certification available because SiS630 chipset can't support RedHat Linux.
Appendix B
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102
Appendix B
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:
!
Service guides
!
User's manuals
!
Training materials
!
Main manuals
!
Bios updates
!
Software utilities
!
Spare parts lists
!
Chips
!
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:
!
Detailed information on Acer's International Traveler's Warranty (ITW)
!
Returned material authorization procedures
!
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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104
Appendix C
Index
A
scheme 14
size 14
speed 14
type 14
voltage 14
ACPI 21
Advanced Options 43
PnP/PCI 45
CD-ROM
Assignment Map 17
connector 78
ATX Power
Chipset Settings 46
connector 78
Delay Transaction 47
ICH Audio Controller 47
ICH Modem Controller 47
Memory Stable Register 47
RIMM TRDLY value 47
Spread Spectrum 47
System Utilities 46
Audio
controller 15
Audio CD
connector 78
Audio Interface 15
Chipsets 19
B
CMOS Setup 23
Basic level 24
Compatibility Test 93
BIOS Setup 23
Connector Description 78, 80
Entering Setup 24
Setup Utility 24
System Information 26
Connectors 77, 79
controllers 19
audio 15
serial port 16
video 14
BIOS Utility 46
Abort Settings Change 48
Advanced Options 43
Boot Options 38
Date 39
Disk Drives 30
Exiting Setup 49
Load Default Settings 47
Memory/Cache Options 43
Onboard Peripherals 33
PnP/PCI Options 45
Power Management 36
Product Information 28
System Security 40
Time 39
CPR 45
CPU Board
Removing 53
CPU Fan-sink
Removing 53
Current 20
D
Date 39
Daughterboard
Removing 61
Boot Block Update Function Error
Beep Definition 75
Device Standby Mode 21
Boot Options 38
Dimensions 19
boot sequence 38
configuration table 38
fast boot 38
Language Type 38
memory test 38
Num Lock after boot 38
silent boot 38
C
Cache Memory 14
Index
DIMM
Removing 52
Disk Drives 30
floppy disk drives A/B 30
IDE primary channel master 30
IDE primary channel slave 30
IDE secondary channel master 30
IDE secondary channel slave 30
DRQ Assignment Map 19
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E
Hard disk 32-bit access 32
Hard disk block mode 32
Hard Disk LBA Mode 31
head 31
sector 31
Size 31
ECP 16, 35
Environmental Requirements 19
EPP 16
Error Beep Definition 74
IDE Interface 15
Error Codes 70
IDE Primary/Secondary Channel Master/Slave 31
Error Sysmptoms List 70
IDE1
Expansion Board
connector 78
Removing 56
IDE2
External VGA Port 2
connector 78
IDSEL 17
F
Interface
Fax voice modem
audio 15
Floppy disk drive 16
IDE 15
Video 14
connector 78
fax/data modem 2, 3
FDC 37C677 16
Intrusion
FDD
jumper 78, 80
connector 78
IRQ Assignment Map 18
features 2
connectivity 2, 3
design 2, 3
ergonomics 2, 3
Multimedia 2, 3
Performance 2, 3
Frequency 20
J
Jumper and Connector Information 77
Jumpers 77
K
front panel 4
keyboard 9
FRU 81
cursor keys 9
lock keys 9
windows-keys 10
G
GAME/MIDI
connector 78
L
LAN LED
Global Standby Mode 21
jumper 78, 80
H
Load Default Settings 47
HDD LED
connector 78
Housing
Opening 55
Humidity 19
Machine Disassembly and Replacement 51
Main board
Removing 60
Main board Layout 6
I
Mechanical Specifications 19
I/O Address Map 18
IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0 Environment Test 99
IDE Channel
Advanced PIO Mode 32
cylinder 31
Device Detection Mode 31
Device Type 31
DMA transfer mode 32
106
M
Memory
size 13
system 13
Memory Address Map 17
Memory/Cache Options 43
external cache 44
internal cache 44
Index
PCI IRQ Setting 45
Plug and Play OS 46
Reset Resource Assignments 46
VGA Palette Snoop 45
Microsoft DOS V6.22 Environment Test 94
Model Definition 91
Modem 16
data 16
fax 16
voice 16
ports
left panel 5
POST 64
modem
Post Check Points 65
fax/data 2, 3
Modem Ring-in 78
POST Error Messages List 64
MPU-401 15
Power LED
jumper 78
N
Power Management 21, 36
IDE hard disk timer 36
modem ring indicator 37
modes 36
PCI Power Management 37
power switch > 4 seconds 36
Restart on AC/ Power Failure 37
Sleep mode 36
system sleep timer 36
system wake-up event 36
Novell Netware 3.12, 4.11 & 5.0 Environment Test
100
NS16C550 16
O
Onboard Peripherals 33
base address 34
ECP DMA channel 35
Floppy Disk Controller 35
Game Port Address 35
IDE Controller 35
IRQ 34
MIDI Port Address 35
MIDI Port IRQ 35
Onboard Audio Chip 35
Onboard Ethernet Chip 35
Onboard Modem Chip 35
operation mode 35
Parallel Port 34
PS/2 Mouse Controller 35
serial port 1 34
serial port 2 34
USB Host Controller 35
USB Legacy Mode 35
Online Support Information 103
Power-On Self-Test (POST) 64
Product Information 28
BIOS Release Date 29
main board ID 29
main board S/N 29
product name 29
SMBIOS version 29
System BIOS ID 29
system BIOS version 29
system serial number 29
PS/2
connector 78
PWR switch
jumper 78
R
Overview 1
Rear Panel 5
P
Reset
jumper 78
Parallel Port 16
RF
Parallel/VGA/serial port 2
connector 78
connector 78
RMA 81
Password
bypassing 42
changing 42
removing 42
setting 41
Routing Map 17
S
SCO UNIX/Linux Test 101
PCI INTx# 17
Security 40
PCI Slot IRQ 17
Serial Port 16
PnP PCI Options
SiS 630 19
Graphics Aperture Size 45
IRQ Sharing 45
Index
socket
memory 13
107
Load Default Settings 47
Memory/Cache Options 43
Suspend Mode 21
Switching
Onboard Peripherals 33
Power Supply 102W 20
PnP/PCI Options 45
Power Management 36
Product Information 28
System Security 40
Time 39
Symptoms List 70
Audio 72
CD/DVD-ROM Drive 71
Diskette Drive 70
Keyboard 73
Memory 70
Modem 72
Monitor 72
Other 73
Parallel Port 73
Power Supply 73
Processor / Processor Fan 70
Real-Time Clock 72
Serial Port 73
System Board 70
Video 72
T
Temperature 19
Test Compatible Components 93
Time 39
To 24
Troubleshooting 63
U
UART 16
System Information
1st bank 27
2nd bank 27
External cache size 26
Floppy disk drive A 26
Floppy disk drive B 26
IDE primary channel master 26
IDE primary channel slave 26
IDE secondary channel master 26
IDE secondary slave 26
Internal cache size 26
parallel port 27
Processor 26
Processor speed 26
PS/2 mouse 27
serial port 1 27
serial port 2 27
total memory 27
Undetermined Problems 76
Universal HCI 17
USB Port 17
USB/AUDIO
connector 78
USB/LAN
connector 78
V
Vibration 19
video
controller 14
Video controller 14
Video Memory 14
System Security
configuration 14
package 14
size 14
speed 14
type 14
voltage 14
disk drive controller 40
floppy disk drive 40
hard disk drive 40
Processor Serial Number 40
Supervisor password 40
User password 40
System Specifications 1
design 2, 3
Features 2
System Utilities 23
Abort Settings Change 48
Advanced Options 43
Boot Options 38
Date 39
Disk Drives 30
Exiting Setup 49
108
Voltage 20
W
WAKE ON LAN
connector 78
Weight 19
Windows 2000 Environment Test 97
Windows 98 SE Environment Test 95
Windows NT 4.0 Environment Test 98
Index