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Contents
Chapter 1: System specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
General information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
System block diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Hardware specifications and configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Hard Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Optical drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Video subsystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Pointing device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
ExpressCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Wired LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Wireless LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Buttons/Indicators/Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Fingerprint reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Fans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Power savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Notebook product tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Keyboard area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
LCD panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Using the status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Using the optional fingerprint reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Using the EZ Pad touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Using the optional multimedia panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Using the optional webcam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Chapter 2: System utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Navigating the BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
BIOS Setup Utility screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
BIOS flash utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Removing a password lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Removing a HDD password lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Removing a Supervisor password lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Chapter 3: Replacing notebook components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Preparing your work space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Tools required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Preparing the notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Removing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Adding or replacing memory modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Replacing the main cooling assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Replacing the processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Replacing the CMOS battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Replacing the hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Replacing the DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Replacing the keyboard cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Replacing the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Replacing the inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Replacing the webcam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Replacing the lid latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Replacing the LCD assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Replacing the LCD panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Replacing the LCD panel hinges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Replacing the LCD assembly lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Replacing the palm rest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Replacing the touchpad board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Replacing the touchpad button board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Replacing the fingerprint reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Replacing the Bluetooth module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Replacing the modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Replacing the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Replacing the system board and VGA cooling assembly . . . . . . . . . . . .128
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Replacing the modem jack/USB board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Replacing the fan(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Chapter 4: Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Diagnosing problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
System test procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Testing the optical drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Testing the keyboard or auxiliary input device . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Testing the memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Testing the power system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Testing the touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Power-On Self-Test (POST) error message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Index of error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Error codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
No-beep error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Phoenix BIOS beep codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Symptom-to-FRU error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
ExpressCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Keyboard and touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Intermittent problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Undetermined problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Chapter 5: Connector locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
System board top connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
System board bottom connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Chapter 6: FRU (Field-Replaceable Unit) list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Exploded diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Notebook chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Notebook LCD panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
FRU list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Appendix A: Model definition and configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Appendix B: Test compatible components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
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Microsoft® Windows® Vista Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Appendix C: Online support information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
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System specifications
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Preface
Features
System block diagram
Hardware specifications and configurations
Notebook product tour
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CHAPTER 1: System specifications
Preface
Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual:
Indicates a potential for personal injury.
Caution
Indicates a potential loss of data or damage to equipment.
Important
Indicates information that is important to know for the proper completion of a
procedure, choice of an option, or completing a task.
General information
Before using this information and the product it supports, read the following general
information.
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
decided to extend the functionality of a machine (such as add-on cards, modems, or extra
memory capabilities). These localized features
not
guide. In such cases, contact your regional offices or the responsible personnel/channel
to provide you with further technical details.
When ordering FRU parts: 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 may
not be noted in this printed service guide.
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
use the list
provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer
machines.
Features
Platform
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Merom or Pentium processor (1.46GHz to 2.80GHz or above) with
800/667/533 MHz FSB.
Core Logic: Intel GM45/GL40 Northbridge, Intel ICH9M/ICH9ME Southbridge
Intel®, Realtek, Marvell, or Foxconn IEEE1394 a/b/g/n
System Memory
• Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM support
Up to 2 GB of DDR2 533/667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two SO-DIMM
modules
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Display and graphics
• 17" WUXGA/WSXGA TFT LCD display panel
VGA Memory:
XXX
VGA Controller:
XXX
Dual independent display support
16.7 million colors
MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability (acceleration) <Please verify>
MPEG-2/DVD decoding (for selected models) <Please verify>
WMV9 (VC-1) support (acceleration) <Please verify>
WMV9 (VC-1) and H.264 (AVC) decoding (for selected models) <Please verify>
HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital
Content Protection) support
Storage subsystem
• Industry standard 2.5” 60–120GB 9.5mm height hard disk drive
Optical drive options:
Blu-ray Disc™/DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
DVD/CD-RW combo drive
5-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital™ (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC),
Memory Stick® (MS), Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card™ (xD)
Input devices
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103-key keyboard, 2.5 mm (minimum) key travel
Twelve function keys, four cursor keys, two Windows® keys
Touchpad pointing device
Media keys on optional multimedia panel
Audio
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Communication
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2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
LAN: 10/100 Ethernet
Modem: 56K ITU V.92 ready Fax/Modem
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I/O Ports and devices
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Modem (RJ11) (optional)
Ethernet (RJ45)
IEEE1394
eSATA
Headphone/SPDIF Audio Out
Microphone in
DC in jack for AC adapter
ExpressCard™/54 slot
Fingerprint reader (optional)
5-in-1 card reader (SD™, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
HDMI™ port with HDCP support (optional)
Kensington lock slot
Environment
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• Operating: 32 °F to 90 °F (0 °C to 35 °C)
Non-operating: -4 °F to 140 °F (-20 °C to 60 °C)
Humidity (non-condensing):
Operating: 10% to 90%
Non-operating: 5% to 95%
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System block diagram
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Hardware specifications and configurations
CPU
Item
Specification
CPU type
Intel Merom Core Duo and Merom-Lite
Core logic
Intel GM45/GL40 + ICH9M/ICH9ME
CPU package
Socket-P, µFCPGA
CPU core voltage
<Please provide>
Controllers
Item
Controller
Core logic
Intel GM45/GL40/PM45 + ICH9M/ICH9ME
VGA
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LAN
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Intel Crestline-GM
Nvidia NV8E-GT/NB9E-GT
RealTek RTL8111C-GR
Marvell 88E8057
USB 2.0
<Please provide>
Super I/O controller
<Please provide>
Modem
Agere Delphi AM5 (MDC 1.5 form factor)
Bluetooth
<Please provide>
Wireless 802.11
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Foxconn T60H928
Intel WiFi Link 5100
Intel Golan
Intel Kedron
Marvell WN6500M
Marvell WN6300M
Realtek RTL8187
ExpressCard
<Please provide>
Memory Card Reader
RTS5158
Audio Codec
■
■
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Conexant CX2056-15Z
SigmaTel STAC9205
BIOS
Item
Specification
BIOS vendor
Phoenix
BIOS Version
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9C.XX
94.XX
BIOS ROM type
<Please provide>
BIOS ROM size
<Please provide>
BIOS package
<Please provide>
Supported protocols
<Please Verify>
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ACPI 1.0b/2.0/3.0 compliance
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PCI 2.2 or later
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System/HDD Password Security Control
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INT 13H Extensions
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PnP BIOS 1.0a
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SMBIOS 2.4 or later
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BIOS Boot Specification
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Simple Boot Flag 1.0
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Boot Block
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PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification
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USB Specification 1.1/2.0
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IEEE 1394 1.0
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USB/1394 CD-ROM Boot Up support
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PC Card Standard 1995 (PCMCIA 3.0 Compliant Device)
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IrDA 1.0
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Support HD audio
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WfM 2.0, PXE 2.1
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Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) 2.1
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Boot Integrity Service Application Program Interface (BIS) 1.0
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PC2002/2005 compliant
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Intel Enhanced Speedstep Technology
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ASF 2.0
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TPM v1.2
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AHCI support
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iAMT 4.0 or later (for Intel platform)
BIOS password control
Manually set Supervisor and User passwords.
Memory
Item
Specification
Cache controller
<Please provide>
Cache size
<Please provide>
Item
Specification
Memory controller
Built-in
Memory size
0 MB (no on-board memory)
SO-DIMM socket number
2 sockets
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Item
Specification
Supports memory size per
socket
■
Supports maximum
memory size
■
Supports SO-DIMM type
■
■
■
■
Supports SO-DIMM Speed
■
■
2 GB per SO-DIMM
4 GB per SO-DIMM
4 GB
8 GB
DDR 2 Synchronous DRAM
DDR 3 Synchronous DRAM
533/667MHz DDR 2
800/1066MHz DDR 3
Supports SO-DIMM
voltage
<Please provide>
Supports SO-DIMM
package
200-pin SO-DIMM
Memory module
combinations
You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they match the above
specifications.
Hard Disk Drive
Information not available at time of printing
Optical drive
Information not available at time of printing
LCD
Information not available at time of printing
Inverter
Information not available at time of printing
Video subsystem
Item
Specification
Chipset
■
■
■
■
Memory size
■
■
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Intel GM45
Nvidia NB8E-GT
Nvidia NB9E-GT
Intel shared memory
Nvidia 512MB or 1GB
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Item
Specification
Features
<Please Verify>
■
Unified Shader Architecture
■
Support Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Shader Model 4
■
Geometry Instancing 2.0
■
SGI OpenGL® 2.0 optimizations and support
■
Adaptive PCI Express interface
■
High efficiency integrated adaptable and programmable video processor (VP2)
■
Integrated Bit Stream Processor (BSP)
■
NVIDIA PureVideo/Pure Video HD technology
■
Industry video codec standard hardware acceleration
■
Advanced Spatial Temporal De-Interlacing
■
Vibrant Color Temperature Correction
■
LCD Overdrive
■
High-Quality Real-Time video recording
■
Best quality 10-bit display pipeline
■
NVIDIA nView Multi Display Technology
■
SmartDimmer Technology
■
Integrated HDMI support
■
Support for integrated HDCP
■
NVIDIA Digital Vibrance Control Technology
■
Integrate HDTV encoder
■
Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
Core voltage
<Please provide>
Keyboard
Item
Specification
Keyboard controller
Winbond 8763
Total number of keypads
1032-key
Windows logo key
Yes
Internal & external
keyboard work
simultaneously
Plug USB keyboard to the USB port directly
Pointing device
Item
Specification
Type
Synaptics 372 Touchpad
Buttons
Left/Right
Scrolling
Scroll zone on right side of touchpad
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Memory card reader
Item
Specification
Controller
RTS5158
Cards supported
Support 5-in-1 card reader (MMC, MS, MS-pro, SD, and xD)
Compliancy
<Please Verify>
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Complies to SDIO Host Interface Specification Rev 1.0
■
Supports MMC, MMCplus, SD Memory, and SDIO cards
■
SDIO Version 1.10 compliant with High-Speed Mode
■
SD Host Interface Specification v1.0
■
SD Host Interface Specification v2.0
■
SD HC (High Capacity SD memory card)
■
Supports SD memory card, with CPRM security
■
Complies to MultiMediaCard™ Version 4.0
■
Supports Memory Stick™ and MS PRO media cards
■
Supports xD-Picture™ card and SmartMedia™ cards
ExpressCard
Item
Specification
Controller
<Please provide>
Supports card type
Type 54
Number of slots
One
Access location
Right panel
Audio
Item
Specification
Audio Controller
SigmaTel STAC9205
Conexant CX2056-15Z
Audio onboard or optional
Built-in
Mono or Stereo
Stereo
Resolution
■
■
Ten DAC channels support 16/20/24-bit PCM format for 7.1 sound playback, plus 2
channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front
panel output
Two stereo ADCs support 16/20/24-bit PCM format, one for stereo microphone, one for
legacy mixer recording
Compatibility
■
HD Audio
Sampling rate
■
All DACs supports 44.1/48/96/192 kHz sample rate
All ADCs support 44.1/48/96 kHz sample rate
Two independent 16/20/24-bit S/PDIF-OUT converters support 44.1/48/96/192 kHz
sample rate, one for nominal digital audio, the other one for digital audio output to HDMI
transmitter
■
■
Internal microphone
10
With optional webcam
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Item
Specification
Internal speaker/quantity
2 speakers (1.5 W per channel)
Features
■
■
■
97 dB SNR DACs & 90 dB SNR ADCs
Enable VoIP function
Subwoofer support
Wired LAN
Item
Specification
LAN chipset
RealTek RTL8111C-GR
Marvell 88E8057
Supports LAN protocol
10/100 Mbps
LAN connector type
RJ45
LAN connector location
Left side
Features
■
■
■
Integrated 10/10 BASE-T transceiver
PCIe v1.1 compliant
Wake on LAN support meeting ACPI requirements
Bluetooth
Item
Specification
Chipset
<Please provide>
Data throughput
2.1 Mbit/s
Protocol
Bluetooth 2.0
Interface
USB (board level)
Connector type
Wireless via Bluetooth protocols
Wireless LAN
Item
Specification
Chipset
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
Data throughput
Foxconn T60H928
Intel WiFi Link 5100
Intel Golan
Intel Kedron
Marvell WN6500M
Marvell WN6300M
Realtek RTL8187
11~54 Mbps, up to 270 Mbps for Draft-N
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Item
Specification
Protocol
■
■
■
■
Interface
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11 Draft-N
PCI bus (mini PCI socket for wireless module)
Modem
Item
Specification
Chipset
Agere Delphi AM5
Form factor
MDC 1.5 form factor
Protocol
■
■
■
■
■
Interface
ITU-T V.92, V.90 data mode with auto-fallback to, V.34, V.32terbo, and V.32bis.
V.42 LAPM and MNP 2-4 error correction.
V.44, V.42bis, and MNP 5 data compression.
Send and receive rates up to 14400 bps, support ITU-T V.17, V.29, V.27ter, and V.21 Ch2 fax.
TIA/EIA 602 Standard for AT command set, and Fax TIA/EIA 578 Class 1 command set.
RJ11
USB
Item
Specification
Chipset
<Please provide>
USB compliancy level
2.0
OHCI
USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 host controller
Number of USB ports
3
Location
■
■
Serial port function
control
12
One on the left side
Two on the right side
Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup
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Buttons/Indicators/Ports
Item
Specification
Buttons
■
■
■
■
Indicators
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
Ports
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
Media control buttons and capacitive volume control on media panel
Power button
Windows Hotstart (select models only)
Wireless on/off switch
Wireless on/off
Caps Lock
Num Lock
Hard drive activity
Optical drive activity
Power
Battery charge
USB (three)
External display (VGA) port
Modem (RJ11) (optional)
Ethernet (RJ45)
IEEE1394
eSATA
Headphone/SPDIF Audio Out
Microphone in
DC in jack for AC adapter
ExpressCard™/54 slot
Fingerprint reader (optional)
5-in-1 card reader (SD™, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
HDMI™ port with HDCP support (optional)
Fingerprint reader
Item
Specification
Model
UPEK TCS4BB
Interface
8-bit parallel, SPI
Resolution
High-definition 192 × 4 pixel array
Technology
CMOS active capacitive pixel-sensing
Power
3.3V
Software
Protector Suite QL
Camera
Item
Specification
Model
Chicony CNF6141
Interface
USB 2.0
Resolution
1.3 M pixels (1280 x 1024)
Signal to noise ratio
42 dB
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Item
Specification
Sensor
CMOS 1/4
Power
5V
Built-in microphone
Yes
LED
On/Off
Software
Gateway Camera Assistant
Fans
CPU Temperature
Fan Speed (rpm)
Acoustic Level (dBA)
<Please provide>
<Please provide>
<Please provide>
Throttling 50%: % is controlled by operating system. Temperature point is 95°C
OS shut down at 100°C; H/W shut down at 105°C
Battery
Item
Specification
Vendor
■
■
■
Dyna
Sanyo
Simplo
Battery Type
Li-ion
Pack capacity
5772mAH—8658mAH
Number of battery cell
6 or 9
Package configuration
■
■
3 cells in series, 2 series in parallel
3 cells in series, 3 series in parallel
Normal voltage
11.1V
Charge voltage
12.6V (max)
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Power supply
Item
Specification
Vendor
■
■
Delta
Hipro
Input rating
90V AC to 264V AC, 47Hz to 63Hz
Maximum input AC
current
1.5A (max)
Output rating
19V DC, 4.74A to 6.32A, 90W to 120W
Power savings
ACPI mode
Power Management
Mech. Off (G3)
All devices in the notebook are turned off completely.
Soft Off (G2/S5)
OS initiated shutdown. All devices in the notebook are turned off completely.
Working (G0/S0)
Individual devices such as the CPU and hard disc may be power managed in this state.
Suspend to RAM (S3)
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
Save to Disk (S4)
CPU set power down
VGA suspend
PCMCIA suspend
Audio power down
Hard drive power down
Optical drive power down
Super I/O low power mode
Also called Hibernation mode. System saves all system states and data onto the disc prior
to powering off the whole system.
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Notebook product tour
Important
Case color may vary from that shown in the pictures.
Front
Power indicator
LCD panel release latch
Wireless network switch
Battery charge indicator
Component
Icon
Power indicator
Description
■
■
■
LED on - Notebook is on.
LED blinking - Notebook is in Sleep or Hybrid Sleep mode.
LED off - Notebook is off.
Battery charge
indicator
LED blue - Battery is fully charged.
LED purple - Battery is charging.
■
LED blinking red - Battery charge is very low.
■
LED solid red - Battery is malfunctioning.
Important: This LED only lights up when your notebook is
connected to AC power or the battery charge is very low.
LCD panel release
latch
Press to open the LCD panel.
Wireless network
switch
Turn the optional IEEE 802.11 wireless network radio and
optional Bluetooth radio on or off.
Warning: Radio frequency wireless communication can
interfere with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current
aviation regulations require wireless devices to be turned off
while traveling in an airplane. IEEE 802.11 and Bluetooth
communication devices are examples of devices that provide
wireless communication.
■
■
Left
Kensington lock slot
USB ports
Component
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Ventilation fan
Icon
DVD drive
Description
Kensington™
lock slot
Secure your notebook to an object by connecting a Kensington
cable lock to this slot.
USB ports
Plug USB devices (such as a diskette drive, flash drive, printer,
scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into these ports.
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Component
Icon
Description
Ventilation fan
Helps cool internal components.
Warning: Do not work with the notebook resting on your lap.
If the air vents are blocked, the notebook may become hot
enough to harm your skin.
Caution: Do not block or insert objects into these slots. If these
slots are blocked, your notebook may overheat resulting in
unexpected shutdown or permanent damage to the notebook.
Caution: Provide adequate space around your notebook so air
vents are not obstructed. Do not use the notebook on a bed,
sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
DVD drive
Insert CDs or DVDs into this drive.
Right
Memory card reader
IEEE 1394 port
Express Card slot
Headphone jack
USB port
Microphone jack
Component
Monitor port
eSATA jack
HDMI out jack
Ethernet jack
Icon
Description
Memory card
reader
Insert a memory card from a digital camera, MP3 player, PDA,
or cellular telephone into the memory card reader. The
memory card reader supports Memory Stick®, Memory Stick
Pro®, Mini Secure Digital®, MultiMediaCard™,
RS-MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital™, and xD-Picture Card™
cards.
IEEE 1394 port
(optional)
Plug an IEEE 1394 (also known as Firewire® or i.Link®) device
(such as a digital camcorder or MP3 player) into this optional
4-pin IEEE 1394 port.
Express Card slot
Insert one Type 54 Express Card into this slot.
Headphone jack
Plug amplified speakers or headphones into this jack. The
built-in speakers are turned off when speakers or headphones
are plugged into this jack.
Microphone jack
Plug a microphone into this jack. The built-in microphone is
turned off while an external microphone is connected.
USB port
Plug a USB device (such as a diskette drive, flash drive, printer,
scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into this port.
Ethernet jack
Plug an Ethernet network cable into this jack. Plug the other
end of the cable into a cable modem, DSL modem, or an
Ethernet network jack.
HDMI out jack
(optional)
HDMI
Plug an HDMI device, such as a high definition television, into
this optional jack.
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Component
Icon
Description
eSATA jack
(optional)
eSATA
Connect an external SATA hard drive to this optional jack.
Monitor port
Plug an analog VGA monitor or projector into this port.
Back
Power connector
Ventilation fan
Modem jack
Component
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Icon
Description
Ventilation fan
Helps cool internal components.
Warning: Do not work with the notebook resting on your lap.
If the air vents are blocked, the notebook may become hot
enough to harm your skin.
Caution: Do not block or insert objects into these slots. If these
slots are blocked, your notebook may overheat resulting in
unexpected shutdown or permanent damage to the notebook.
Caution: Provide adequate space around your notebook so air
vents are not obstructed. Do not use the notebook on a bed,
sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
Power connector
Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.
Modem jack
(optional)
Plug a dial-up modem cable into this optional jack.
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Bottom
Battery
Battery latch
Battery lock
Online Support:
Tech Support Phone:
Hours:
Model:
S/No:
Customer
care label
Memory bay
Hard drive bay
Component
Icon
Description
Memory bay
Memory modules are located in this bay.
Battery latch
Slide to release the battery.
Battery
Provides power when the notebook is not plugged into AC power.
Battery lock
Slide to unlock the battery.
Customer Care
label
Includes the Customer Care contact information.
Hard drive bay
The hard drive(s) is (are) located in this bay.
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Keyboard area
Power button
Multimedia panel
Speaker
Speaker
Keyboard
Status indicators
Touchpad
Fingerprint reader
Component
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Icon
Description
Keyboard
Provides all the features of a full-sized, computer keyboard.
Speakers
Provide audio output when headphones or amplified speakers
are not plugged in.
Power button
Press to turn the power on or off. You can also configure the
power button for Sleep/Resume mode.
Multimedia panel
(optional)
Use to control playback of CDs and DVDs. The panel includes a
capacitive (touch) volume control.
Touchpad
Provides all the functionality of a mouse.
Fingerprint reader
(optional)
Provides enhanced security.
Status indicators
Inform you when a drive is in use or when a button has been
pressed that affects how the keyboard is used.
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LCD panel
Optional webcam
Optional microphone Optional webcam status indicator
Component
Description
Microphone (optional)
Use to talk through when making Voice over Internet
Protocol (VoIP) calls.
Important: The optional microphone is only available
when purchased with the optional webcam.
Webcam (optional)
Use to let others see who they are communicating with
when making VoIP calls.
Webcam status indicator (optional)
Turns on when the webcam is turned on.
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Using the status indicators
Important
If none of the indicators are on, you may need to press FN+F1 to toggle the status
indicators on.
Status indicators inform you when a drive is being used or when a button has been
pressed that affects how the keyboard is used. The status indicators are located below
the touchpad.
Wireless network
Hard drive
DVD drive
Caps lock
Num lock
Indicator
Icon
Wireless network
Description
■
■
Caps lock
■
A
Num lock
■
1
DVD drive
■
■
■
■
Hard drive
■
■
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LED on - Optional wireless IEEE 802.11 radio is turned on.
LED off - Optional wireless IEEE 802.11 radio is turned off.
LED on - Caps lock is turned on.
LED off - Caps lock is turned off.
LED on - Numeric keypad is turned on.
LED off - Numeric keypad is turned off.
LED on - Drive is in use.
LED off - Drive is not in use.
LED blinking - Hard drive is being accessed.
LED off - Hard drive is not being accessed.
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Using the keyboard
Your notebook features a full-size keyboard that functions the same as a desktop
computer keyboard. Many of the keys have been assigned alternate functions, including
shortcut keys for Windows and function keys for specific system operations.
Function keys/ System keys
Navigation keys
Numeric
keypad
FN key
Windows key
Application
key
Arrow keys
Key types
The keyboard has several different types of keys. Some keys perform specific actions when
pressed alone and other actions when pressed in combination with another key.
Key type
Icon
Description
Function keys
Press these keys labeled F1 to F12 to perform actions in
programs. For example, pressing F1 may open help.
Each program uses different function keys for different
purposes. See the program documentation to find out more
about the function key actions.
System keys
Press these colored keys in combination with the FN key to
perform specific actions.
Navigation keys
Press these keys to move the cursor to the beginning of a line,
to the end of a line, up the page, down the page, to the
beginning of a document, or to the end of a document.
Numeric keypad
Use these keys to type numbers.
FN key
Press the FN key in combination with a colored system key to
perform a specific action.
Windows key
Press this key to open the Windows Start menu. This key can
also be used in combination with other keys to open utilities like
F (Search utility), R (Run utility), and E (Computer window).
Application key
Press this key for quick access to shortcut menus and help
assistants in Windows.
Arrow keys
Press these keys to move the cursor up, down, right, or left.
System key combinations
When you press the FN key and a system key at the same time, your notebook performs
the action identified by the text or icon on the key.
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Press and hold FN,
then press this
system key...
To...
Toggle the status indicators on or off.
Turn the optional IEEE 802.11 wireless network radio on or off.
Warning: Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere with
equipment on commercial aircraft. Current aviation regulations require
wireless devices to be turned off while traveling in an airplane.
IEEE 802.11 communication devices are examples of devices that provide
wireless communication.
Important: The wireless network switch must be in the ON position for
this button to work.
Enter Sleep mode or Hybrid Sleep mode. Press the power button to leave
Sleep mode.
Toggle the notebook display in the following order:
■
The LCD
■
An external monitor or projector (a monitor or projector must be
plugged into the monitor port or HDMI port on your notebook)
■
Both displays at the same time
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F8
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Turn the optional Bluetooth radio on or off.
Warning: Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere with
equipment on commercial aircraft. Current aviation regulations require
wireless devices to be turned off while traveling in an airplane. Bluetooth
communication devices are examples of devices that provide wireless
communication.
Important: The wireless network switch must be in the ON position for
this button to work.
Increase the LCD panel brightness above the normal brightest setting.
Use this feature in bright lighting situations, such as outside in bright
sunlight.
Press a second time to decrease the brightness below the normal lowest
brightness setting. Use this feature in dim lighting situations.
Press a third time to return the display to the normal brightness setting.
Important: Using this feature will affect battery performance.
Play or pause the CD or DVD.
Stop playing the CD or DVD.
Skip back one CD track or DVD chapter.
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Press and hold FN,
then press this
system key...
To...
Skip ahead one CD track or DVD chapter.
Increase the brightness of the display.
Decrease the brightness of the display.
Increase volume.
Decrease volume.
Mute the sound. Press the key combination again to restore the sound.
Using the optional fingerprint reader
Your notebook may include a fingerprint reader that provides enhanced security and
convenience. The fingerprint reader is located between the left and right touchpad
buttons.
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Features include:
• Secure logon to Windows and fast user switching between user accounts
• Password bank feature which records and replays passwords used in Windows and
Web-based applications
• A safe or folder for storing encrypted files that only a user with a matching
fingerprint can access
• Boot level security that requires a fingerprint authentication before the system will
boot to Windows
• Scrolling so you can use the fingerprint reader in place of the touchpad
Running the TouchStrip Tutorial
Before using the fingerprint reader the first time, you should run the TouchStrip Tutorial
which teaches you the correct method to use the fingerprint reader.
To run the TouchStrip Tutorial:
1 Click (Start), All Programs, Protector Suite QL, then click Fingerprint Tutorial.
2 Click Next to proceed through the tutorial.
Enrolling your fingerprints
Before you can use the features of the fingerprint reader, you must enroll your fingerprints
so your notebook can identify you.
To enroll your fingerprints:
(Start), All Programs, Protector Suite QL, then click User Enrollment.
The Welcome screen opens.
1 Click
2 Click Next. The Finish screen opens.
3 Select one of the following options, then click Next.
• Enrollment to the biometric device—Select this option to save your
•
fingerprint to memory in the fingerprint reader. Use this option to prevent
unauthorized use of your notebook even if the hard drive has been removed.
Enrollment to the hard disk—Select this option to save your fingerprint to
the hard drive. If you plan to enroll more than 21 fingerprints, you must select
this option.
The User Enrollment wizard opens.
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4 If you want to run the TouchStrip Tutorial, leave the Run interactive tutorial check
box selected, then click Next. The TouchStrip Tutorial runs. After you have completed
the tutorial, the Enrollment screen appears.
-ORIf you do not want to run the TouchStrip Tutorial, click to uncheck the Run
interactive tutorial check box, then click Next. The Enrollment screen appears.
5 Click the button above the finger you are enrolling. A new box appears with three
empty circles in it.
6 Swipe your finger. A sample will be created and is indicated by a fingerprint icon
in one of the circles.
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7 Repeat step Step 6 two more times, then click Next. The Advanced Security screen
appears.
8 Type a password in the Backup password box, type the same password in the
Retype password box, then click Next.
9 Click Finish.
Using the Fingerprint Control Center
The Fingerprint Control Center lets the administrator of the notebook control how the
fingerprint reader is used. You can:
• Add new fingerprints to the database
• Edit or delete fingerprints from the database
• Modify how fingerprints are used for logging onto the notebook
• Modify how the fingerprint reader is used for scrolling
To use the Fingerprint Control Center:
1 Click (Start), All Programs, Protector Suite QL, then click Control Center. The
Fingerprint Control Center opens.
2 If you are logged into the notebook with administrator privileges, click Elevate
administrative privileges for user so you can make changes to the settings.
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3 Click the yellow arrow in front of an option, then click the option or setting you want
to change.
Using the password bank
The password bank stores registrations to your favorite secure Web sites so that you can
access them without having to re-enter your username and password each time you want
to log into the site.
Tip
The password bank also works with many computer programs that require entering
a username and password.
To create a registration for a Web site:
1 Go to the Web site using your Internet browser.
2 Log in using your user name and password.
3 Swipe your already enrolled finger over the sensor. The fingerprint reader menu
opens.
4 Click Register.
5 Click on the dialog box or Web site sign in box.
To log on to a registered Web site:
1 Swipe your already enrolled finger over the sensor. The fingerprint reader menu
opens.
2 Click Registered Sites, then click the Web site you want to log onto.
3 Your Internet browser opens and automatically logs you onto the Web site.
Using the fingerprint reader features
For more information about the fingerprint reader and how to use its features, click
(Start), All Programs, Protector Suite QL, then click Help.
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Using the EZ Pad touchpad
The EZ Pad™ consists of a touchpad, two buttons, and a scroll zone.
Scroll zone
Touchpad
Left button
Right button
When you move your finger on the touchpad, the pointer (arrow) on the screen moves
in the same direction. You can use the scroll zone to scroll through documents. Use of
the scroll zone may vary from program to program.
You can use the EZ-Pad left and right buttons below the touchpad to select objects.
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To...
Do this...
Move the
pointer on the
screen.
Move your finger around on
the touchpad. If you run out of
space and need to move the
pointer farther, lift your finger,
move it to the middle of the
touchpad, then continue
moving your finger.
Select an object
on the screen.
Position the pointer over the
object. Quickly press and
release the left button once.
This action is called clicking.
Start a program
or open a file or
folder.
Position the pointer over the
object. Press the left button
twice in rapid succession. This
action is called double-clicking.
Access a
shortcut menu
or find more
information
about an object
on the screen.
Position the pointer over the
object. Quickly press and
release the right button once.
This action is called
right-clicking.
Move an object
on the screen.
Position the pointer over the
object. Press the left button and
hold it down, then use the
touchpad to move (drag) the
object to the appropriate part
of the screen. Release the
button to drop the object
where you want it.
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Using the optional multimedia panel
Capacitive volume control
Windows Hotstart
Mute sound
Instant On Audio
Skip ahead
Instant On Video
Skip back
Play/Pause
Stop
Button
Description
Windows Hotstart—Turns on the notebook (if turned off) and opens Media Center
(Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate) or Windows Media Player
(Windows Vista Home Basic).
Important: You can use this button if the notebook is turned on, turned off, or in
Sleep or Hibernate mode.
Important: You cannot use this button if you are logged on as a guest.
Instant on Audio—Opens Media Center (Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows
Vista Ultimate) or Windows Media Player (Windows Vista Home Basic).
Instant on Video—Opens Media Center (Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows
Vista Ultimate) or the DVD player program (Windows Vista Home Basic).
Play or pause the CD or DVD.
Stop playing the CD or DVD.
Skip back one CD track or DVD chapter.
Skip ahead one CD track or DVD chapter.
Mute the sound. Press again to restore the sound.
Capacitive volume control—Swipe your finger on the volume sensor strip to change
the volume. To increase volume, move from the – towards the +. To decrease volume,
move from the + towards the –.
Tip:
■
You can start swiping at any point on the strip.
■
The duration of the swipe determines the amount of the change.
■
At the end of this swipe, if you keep your finger on the strip, the volume control
continues to change in the same direction.
■
Tapping on the strip does not change the volume.
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Using the optional webcam
You can use the optional webcam with many of the available Internet chat programs to
add video and audio to your chat session. In addition, by using the software included with
the webcam, you can take pictures or create video clips.
Webcam
Microphone
Status indicator
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To use the webcam:
(Start), All Programs, Camera Assistant Software, then click Camera
Assistant Software. The Camera Assistant Toolbar opens.
1 Click
-ORRight-click
(Camera assistant software) on the taskbar, then click Show Toolbar.
The Camera Assistant Toolbar opens.
Button
Icon
Description
Start camera
Turns on the camera and opens the preview screen.
Effects
Adds a decoration or border to your picture.
Properties
Modifies properties such as zoom, backlight compensation,
brightness, and contrast.
Settings
Selects the position of the toolbar or modifies the picture,
video, or audio settings.
Help
Opens online help.
Important
If you do not see the toolbar, the Auto Hide setting may be turned on. Move
your pointer around the outside of the screen until the toolbar appears.
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2 Click
(Start camera). The Camera Assistant opens.
3 Click one of the following:
Button
Icon
Description
Snapshot
Take a picture of what is currently in the
preview screen.
Video recording
Create a video recording.
Audio recording
Create an audio recording.
Functions
Change a setting or access online help.
Resolution
Change the size of the picture.
Mute
Turn audio capture on or off.
Effects
Add a decoration or border to your picture.
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System utilities
• BIOS Setup Utility
• BIOS flash utility
• Removing a password lock
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BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into the notebook’s BIOS
(Basic Input/Output System). The notebook was shipped already properly configured and
optimized. However, if the user encounters configuration problems, you may need to run
Setup.
Important
Also see Chapter 4 “Troubleshooting” on page 143.
To run the BIOS Setup Utility:
1 Turn on the notebook. You will see Press <F2> to enter Setup at the bottom of
the screen.
2 Press F2. The BIOS Setup Utility opens.
Navigating the BIOS Setup Utility
There are six menu options in the BIOS Setup Utility: Information, Main, Advanced, Intel,
Security, Boot, and Exit.
To use the BIOS Setup Utility:
• To choose a menu, use the left ← and right → arrow keys.
• To choose an item, use the up ↑ and down ↓ arrow keys.
• To change the value of a parameter, press F5 or F6.
• A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press ENTER to expand this item.
• Press ESC while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu.
• In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing F9. You can also press F10
to save any changes made and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
Important
You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in square brackets.
Navigation keys for a particular menu are shown on the bottom of the screen. Help
for parameters are found in the Item Specific Help part of the screen. Read this
information carefully when making changes to parameter values. System
information differs by model.
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BIOS Setup Utility screens
Important
The screens shown in this section are for informational purposes only. Screen
information varies by model, features ordered, and location.
Main screen
The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as view a summary
of your notebook hardware information.
Parameter
Description
System Time
Sets the system time. The hours are displayed in a 24-hour format.
System Date
Sets the system date.
System BIOS Version
Shows the version of the system BIOS.
CPU Type
Shows the type of CPU installed in the notebook.
CPU Speed
Shows the speed of the CPU installed in the notebook.
Total Memory
Shows the total memory in the notebook.
Slot 1 Memory
Shows the memory in slot 1.
Slot 2 Memory
Shows the memory in slot 2.
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Advanced screen
The Advanced screen allows the user to configure advanced notebook features.
The table below describes the parameters found on this screen.
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Parameter
Description
Format/Option
Legacy USB Support
Specifies if the USB devices
work under MS-DOS or CMOS
SETUP.
Option: Enabled or Disabled
Extreme CPU Speed
Specifies to speed of a
GExtreme CPU.
SATA Mode
Specifies the SATA controller
mode.
Option: IDE, AHCI, or RAID
Quiet Boot
Determines if the Summary
Screen is disabled or enabled.
Enabled: The Gateway logo is
displayed, and the Summary
Screen is not displayed.
Disabled: The Gateway logo is
not displayed and the
Summary Screen is displayed.
Option: Enabled or Disabled
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Security screen
The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your notebook
from unauthorized use.
Important
Refer to “Removing a password lock” on page 49 if you need to know how to remove
a Hard Drive or BIOS Password.
The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the
default and suggested parameter settings.
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Parameter
Description
Option
Supervisor Password Is
Shows the setting of the
Supervisor password
Clear or Set
User Password Is
Shows the setting of the User
password.
Clear or Set
Set Supervisor Password
Press Enter to set the
supervisor password. When
set, this password protects
the BIOS Setup Utility from
unauthorized access. The user
cannot enter the Setup Utility
without entering this
password.
Set User Password
Press Enter to set the user
password. When a user
password is set, this password
protects the BIOS Setup Utility
from unauthorized changes.
The user can enter the Setup
Utility only and does not have
the right to change the value
of any parameters.
If Password on Boot is
enabled, the user must enter
the user password each time
the notebook is turned on or
wakes from Sleep.
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Parameter
Description
Option
Fixed disk boot sector
Write protects the boot sector
on the hard drive to protect
against viruses.
Normal or Write Protect
Password on Boot
Defines whether a password
is required or not while the
events defined in this group
happened. The sub-options
all require the Supervisor
password for changes and
should be grayed out if the
User password was used to
enter the Setup Utility.
Disabled or Enabled
Caution
When you are prompted to enter a password, you have three tries before the system
halts. Don’t forget your password. If you forget your password, you may have to return your
notebook to your dealer to reset it.
Setting a Password
Important
You must set a Supervisor password before you can set a User password.
To set the Supervisor password:
1 Press ↑ or ↓ to highlight Set Supervisor Password, then press ENTER. The Set
Supervisor Password box opens.
2 Type a password in the Enter New Password field. The password length cannot
exceed eight alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9). The password is not case
sensitive.
3 Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field.
Caution
Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not
appear on the screen.
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4 Press ENTER. After setting the password, the value of Supervisor Password changes
to Set.
5 Optional: you can enable the Password on Boot parameter.
6 When you are done, press F10 to save your password and exit the BIOS Setup Utility
or you can proceed to setting the User password.
To set the User password:
1 Press ↑ or ↓ to highlight Set User Password, then press ENTER. The Set User
Password box opens.
2 Type a password in the Enter New Password field. The password length cannot
exceed eight alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9). The password is not case
sensitive.
3 Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field.
Caution
Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not
appear on the screen.
4 Press ENTER. After setting the password, the value of User Password changes to Set.
5 When you are done, press F10 to save your password and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
Removing a Password
To remove a password:
1 Press ↑ or ↓ to highlight Set Supervisor Password or Set User Password, then
press ENTER. The Set Supervisor Password or Set User Password box opens.
2 Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field, then press ENTER.
3 Press ENTER twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and
Confirm New Password fields. After removing the password, the value of
Supervisor Password changes to Clear.
4 When you are done, press F10 to save your password and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
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Changing a Password
To change a password:
1 Press ↑ or ↓ to highlight Set Supervisor Password or Set User Password, then
press ENTER. The Set Supervisor Password or Set User Password box opens.
2 Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field, then press ENTER.
Important
If you enter an incorrect current password, the screen displays the following.
Press ENTER, then re-enter the current password.
3 Type a password in the Enter New Password field.
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4 Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field.
Important
If you do not enter the same new password and confirm new password, the
screen displays the following. Press ENTER, then re-enter the new password and
confirmation password.
5 Press ENTER. The screen displays the following.
6 Press ENTER.
7 When you are done, press F10 to save your password and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
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Boot
This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating
system. Bootable devices include the onboard hard disk drive and the optical drive. Follow
the instructions in Item Specific Help to change to boot order of the notebook devices.
Exit
The Exit screen contains options for leaving the BIOS Setup Utility and starting Windows.
The table below describes the options on this screen.
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Option
Description
Exit Saving Changes
Exit the BIOS Setup Utility and save your changes to CMOS.
Exit Discarding Changes
Exit the BIOS Setup Utility without saving your changes to CMOS.
Load Setup Default
Load default values for all SETUP items.
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Option
Description
Discard Changes
Load previous values from CMOS for all SETUP items.
Save Changes
Save your changes to CMOS.
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BIOS flash utility
Use the BIOS flash memory update for the following conditions:
• Install new versions of system programs.
• Install a new BIOS with updated features or options.
• Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted.
Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM.
Important
Make sure that emm386.exe and himem.sys are not loaded into memory when
using Phlash.
Caution
Use the AC adapter power supply when you run the Phlash or Nkbcf utility. If the
battery pack does not contain enough power to finish flashing the BIOS, the notebook may
not boot because the BIOS was not completely loaded.
To use Phlash to update the BIOS:
1 Boot your notebook into native MS-DOS mode.
2 Make sure that emm386.exe and himem.sys are not loaded into system memory.
3 From the CD-ROM drive, type the DOS command Phlash16 <rom-file name>
/c/x/mode=3.
4 Press ENTER. Phlash runs automatically.
To use Nkbcf to update the Keyboard BIOS:
Boot your notebook into native MS-DOS mode.
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2
3
4
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From the CD-ROM drive, type the DOS command NKBCF <kbc-file name>.
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Removing a password lock
This section provides you with instructions to remove a hard drive or Supervisor password
lock.
Removing a HDD password lock
If you type the wrong HDD password three times in a row, the error message Hdd
password error code is displayed on the screen and the HDD is locked. If you need to
solve a HDD password locked problem, you can <Reviewer: What is the Gateway
procedure to remove a HDD password lock? If someone sends the unit in for repair, how
does the repair tech remove the lock?>
Removing a Supervisor password lock
If you type the wrong Supervisor password three times in a row, the error message
System Disabled appears on the screen and the notebook is locked. If you need to solve
a BIOS password locked problem, you can <Reviewer: What is the Gateway procedure to
remove a Supervisor password lock? If someone sends the unit in for repair, how does
the repair tech remove the lock?>
How to remove the Supervisor password lock:
1 <Need instructions>
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Preventing static electricity discharge
Preparing your work space
Tools required
Preparing the notebook
Adding or replacing memory modules
Replacing the main cooling assembly
Replacing the processor
Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card
Replacing the CMOS battery
Replacing the hard drive
Replacing the DVD drive
Replacing the keyboard cover
Replacing the keyboard
Replacing the inverter
Replacing the webcam
Replacing the lid latches
Replacing the LCD assembly
Replacing the LCD panel
Replacing the LCD panel hinges
Replacing the LCD assembly lid
Replacing the palm rest
Replacing the touchpad board
Replacing the touchpad button board
Replacing the fingerprint reader
Replacing the Bluetooth module
Replacing the modem
Replacing the speakers
Replacing the system board and VGA cooling
assembly
• Replacing the modem jack/USB board
• Replacing the fan(s)
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Preventing static electricity discharge
Warning
To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and moving parts, turn off your
notebook, remove the battery, and unplug the power cord, modem cable, and network cable
before opening the case.
Warning
To prevent risk of electric shock, do not insert any object into the vent holes of the
notebook.
Important
Before performing maintenance on the notebook, you should read and understand
the information in this section.
The components inside your notebook are extremely sensitive to static electricity, also
known as electrostatic discharge (ESD).
Before performing maintenance on the notebook, follow these guidelines:
• Avoid static-causing surfaces such as carpeted floors, plastic, and packing foam.
• Remove components from their antistatic bags only when you are ready to use
them. Do not lay components on the outside of antistatic bags because only the
inside of the bags provide electrostatic protection.
• Always hold components by their edges. Avoid touching the edge connectors. Never
slide components over any surface.
• Wear a grounding wrist strap (available at most electronics stores) and attach it to
a bare metal part of your workbench or other grounded connection.
• Touch a bare metal surface on your workbench or other grounded object.
Tape
Some of the procedures in this guide involve removing tape that holds cables or
components. Two types of tape are used in this notebook:
• Mylar, non-conductive tape is typically transparent, with a red or brown tint.
• Conductive tape is typically grey or silver.
If the existing tape cannot be reused, replace it with the same type (conductivity) of tape.
Both types of replacement tape should be non-ESD generating tape.
Do not use cellophane tape.
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Preparing your work space
Before performing maintenance on the notebook, make sure that your work space and
the notebook are correctly prepared.
• Wear a grounding (ESD) wrist strap, and use a grounded or dissipative work mat.
• Use a stable and strong table, and make sure that the table top is large enough to
hold each component as you remove it.
• Use bright lighting to make part identification easier.
• Keep your work surface free from clutter and dust that may damage components.
• Use a magnetized screwdriver for removing screws.
• When removing components that are attached to the notebook by a cable, unplug
the cable before removing the screws, when possible, to avoid damaging the cable.
• As you remove components and screws, lay them toward the rear of your work
surface (behind the notebook) or far enough to the side that your arms do not
accidentally brush them onto the floor.
• To help keep track of screws, try the following:
• Place each component’s screws in their own section of a parts sorter.
• Place each component’s screws next to the component on your work surface.
• Print the first page of each task, then place the page toward the rear of your
work surface. As you remove screws, place the screws in their respective boxes
on the page.
• After loosening screws that are deeply recessed in a hole (for example, on the
bottom of the base assembly), you can leave the screws in the holes if you place
small pieces of masking tape over the hole openings. When reassembling the
component, just remove the tape and tighten the screws.
• When you place flat-headed screws on your work surface, stand them on their
heads to prevent the screws from rolling off the table.
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Tools required
To disassemble the notebook, you need the following tools:
• Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge
v
• Flat screwdriver
v
• Phillips screwdriver
v
• Scribe or non-marring tool
v
• Tweezers
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Preparing the notebook
To prepare the notebook for maintenance:
1 Make sure that the disc drive is empty.
2
3
4
5
Turn off the notebook.
Close the LCD panel.
Disconnect the AC adapter, modem cable, and network cable.
Disconnect all peripheral devices connected to the notebook and remove any
Express Cards and memory cards.
6 Remove the battery. For more information, see “Removing the battery” on page 55.
Removing the battery
To remove the battery:
1 Turn the notebook over so the bottom is facing up.
2 Slide the battery lock to the unlocked position
.
3 Slide the battery release latch, then slide the battery out of the notebook.
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Adding or replacing memory modules
Important
Use only memory modules designed for this Gateway notebook.
Tools you need to complete this task:
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Memory
bay
To add or replace memory modules:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
2 Loosen the memory bay cover screws (these screws cannot be removed).
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Screw
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3 Use the thumb notch to lift the memory bay cover, then remove it. Be careful not
to break off the tabs located on the end of the cover opposite the thumb notch.
Thumb notch
4 If you are removing a module, gently press outward on the clip at each end of the
memory module until the module tilts upward.
Clip
Clip
5 Pull the memory module out of the slot.
6 Hold the new or replacement module at a 30-degree angle and press it into the
empty memory slot. This module is keyed so it can only be inserted in one direction.
If the module does not fit, make sure that the notch in the module lines up with
the tab in the memory bay.
7 Press the card down until it clicks into place.
8 Replace the memory bay cover, then tighten the cover screws.
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Replacing the main cooling assembly
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
4 black M2×5 (main
cooling assembly)
(Optional)
Additional materials you need to complete this task:
• X-23-7762 thermal grease
Cooling
assembly
bay
To replace the main cooling assembly:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
2 Loosen the cooling assembly bay cover screws (these screws cannot be removed).
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3 Use the thumb notch to lift the cooling assembly bay cover, then remove it. Be
careful not to break off the tabs located on the end of the cover opposite the thumb
notch.
Thumb notch
4 Loosen or remove the screws that secure the main cooling assembly to the system
board. Use the numbers stamped in the metal next to each screw and loosen the
screws in reverse numerical order (start with 5, then 4, then 3, then 2, then 1).
Important
Screws 1 - 4 may be captive and you may not be able to remove them.
Screw 1
Screw 3
Screw 4
Screw 2
Screw 5
5 At the same time as you lift, move the main cooling assembly away from the side
of the notebook, then remove the main cooling assembly.
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6 Remove any thermal grease residue from the processor using a soft cloth and
isopropyl alcohol.
7 Place new thermal grease on the processor. Use only enough to cover the CPU die.
8 Make sure a thermal pad is placed between the main cooling assembly and other
components as shown.
Thermal
pad
Thermal grease
9 Insert the new main cooling assembly into the notebook.
10 Tighten the screws that secure the main cooling assembly to the system board. Use
the numbers stamped in the metal next to each screw and tighten the screws in
numerical order (start with 1, then 2, then 3, then 4, then 5).
Caution
When tightening the main cooling assembly’s screws into the numbered
holes, tighten them in numerical order.
11 Replace the cooling assembly bay cover, then tighten the cover screws.
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Replacing the processor
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Flat-blade driver
Additional materials you need to complete this task:
• X-23-7762 thermal grease
Screws removed during this task:
4 black M2×5 (main
cooling assembly)
(Optional)
To replace the processor:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
2 Remove the cooling assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the main cooling
assembly” on page 58.
3 Use a flat-blade screwdriver to turn the processor lock screw 1/4-turn
counter-clockwise.
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4 Remove the old processor from the system board.
5 Install the new processor onto the system board making sure that Pin 1 on the
processor (indicated by the silk-screened arrow on the corner of the processor)
aligns with Pin 1 on the processor socket (indicated by the absence of a pin hole
in the processor socket), then use a flat-blade screwdriver to turn the processor lock
screw 1/4-turn clockwise.
6 Remove any thermal grease residue from the cooling assembly using a soft cloth
and isopropyl alcohol.
7 Place new thermal grease on the processor. Use only enough to cover the CPU die.
8 Make sure a thermal pad is placed between the cooling assembly and other
components as shown.
Thermal
pad
Thermal grease
9 Replace the cooling assembly by following the instructions in “Replacing the main
cooling assembly” on page 58.
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Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card
Tools you need to complete this task:
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2×3 (IEEE
802.11 wireless card)
Wireless
bay
To replace the IEEE 802.11 wireless card:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
2 Loosen the wireless bay cover screws (these screws cannot be removed).
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Screw
Screw
Screw
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3 Use the thumb notch to lift the wireless bay cover, then remove it. Be careful not
to break off the tabs located on the end of the cover opposite the thumb notch.
Thumb notch
4 Unplug the antenna cables. Note which color cable is connected to each of the
connectors.
Important
The number of antenna cables varies by the type of wireless network used
by the notebook. IEEE 802.11N cards typically have three antenna cables. Other types
of wireless network cards typically have two antenna cables.
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5 Remove the wireless card screws.
Screw
Screw
6 Pull the card out of the slot.
7 Move the antenna cables out of the way.
8 Hold the new card at a 30-degree angle and slide it into the empty slot. This card
is keyed so it can only be inserted in one direction. If the card does not fit, make
sure that the notch in the card lines up with the tab in the card slot.
9 Replace the screws removed in Step 5.
10 Reattach the antenna cables to the connectors.
11 Replace the wireless bay cover, then tighten the cover screws.
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Replacing the CMOS battery
Important
Use only CMOS batteries designed for this Gateway notebook.
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2×3 (IEEE
802.11 wireless card)
CMOS
battery
bay
To replace the CMOS battery:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
2 Remove the optional IEEE 802.11 wireless card by following the instructions in
“Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
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3 Identify the type of battery used on the notebook. Some batteries are silver disks
and fit within a special connector on the system board. Other batteries are encased
within a special black sleeve and have a wire connector that connects to the system
board.
If the notebook uses a silver disk type battery:
• Insert the small flat-blade screwdriver or non-marring tool under the old
battery and gently pry it up until it pops out of the socket.
• Make sure that the positive (+) side of the new battery is facing up, then press
the battery into the socket until it snaps into place.
If the notebook uses a battery encased in a sleeve:
• Disconnect the old battery from the system board.
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• Lift the old battery off of the system board.
Important
The battery is held in place by double-sided tape.
• Connect the new battery to the system board, then place the battery on the
system board.
Important
Use double-sided tape to hold the new battery in place.
4 Replace the optional IEEE 802.11 wireless card by following the instructions in
“Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
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Replacing the hard drive
Tools you need to complete this task:
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
4 chrome M3×3 (Hard
drive bracket)
Hard drive bay
To replace the hard drive:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
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2 Loosen the hard drive bay cover screws (these screws cannot be removed).
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
3 Use the thumb notch to lift the hard drive bay cover, then remove it. Be careful not
to break off the tabs located on the end of the cover opposite the thumb notch.
Thumb notch
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4 Using the plastic tab, slide the hard drive you are replacing, then remove it.
5 If your new hard drive already includes the hard drive bracket, go to step Step 10.
-ORIf you need to move the hard drive bracket from your old hard drive to your new
hard drive, go to step Step 6.
6 Remove the screws that secure the hard drive to the hard drive bracket.
Screw
Screw
Screw
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7 Remove the bracket from the old drive.
8
9
10
11
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Replace the screws that secure the bracket to the drive.
Slide the new hard drive kit into your notebook.
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Replacing the DVD drive
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
1 black M2.5×5 (DVD
drive)
DVD
drive
To replace the DVD drive:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
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2 Remove the rubber insert from the bottom of the notebook.
Rubber insert
3 Remove the screw that secures the DVD drive to your notebook.
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4 Carefully slide the drive out of the drive bay.
Tip
Use a small screwdriver or other pointed tool to push on the DVD bracket and
slide the drive out of the bay.
5 Slide the new DVD drive into the drive bay. Make sure that the drive fits securely
in the bay.
6 Replace the screw removed in Step 3.
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Replacing the keyboard cover
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
To replace the keyboard cover:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
2 Remove the two keyboard cover screws from the inside of the battery
compartment.
Screw
Screw
3 Turn your notebook over so the top is facing up.
4 Open the LCD panel to the fully opened position.
5 Insert the small flat-blade screwdriver under each of the hinge covers and gently
pry them up.
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6 Pull the cover off the notebook by lifting the back corners of the cover. Be careful
to not damage the LCD panel.
Caution
The cover is connected to the notebook by one or more cables. Do not pull
on the cables.
7 Slide the black clip to the back of the notebook, then slide the cable out of the clip.
Be careful not to touch or damage any other components.
Clip
8 Optional: Slide the white power button cable connector clip to the left of the
notebook, then slide the cable out of the clip. Be careful not to touch or damage
any other components.
Clip
9 Remove the old keyboard cover.
10 Optional: Make sure the white power button cable cover connector clip is fully
moved toward the left of the notebook, insert the new keyboard power button cable
into the connector, then slide the white clip to the right to lock the connector in place.
Important
The cable is correctly oriented if the blue side is down and the silver contacts
are up.
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11 Make sure the black keyboard cover connector clip is fully moved toward the back
of the notebook, insert the cable into the connector, then slide the black clip forward
to lock the connector in place.
Important
The cable is correctly oriented if it is not twisted.
12 Replace the keyboard cover by first inserting the tabs located on the front of the
cover into the slots provided, then pressing down on the back. Press down on the
cover in several places until it clicks in place. The cover is correctly mounted when
you can run you finger along the cover and find no loose spots. The cover should
be flat all the way across.
Caution
If the cover is not correctly replaced, your notebook could be damaged when
you try to close the LCD panel.
13 Close the LCD panel.
14 Turn your notebook over so the bottom is facing up.
15 Replace the screws removed in Step 2.
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Replacing the keyboard
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
4 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard)
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
1 long black (Keyboard)
To replace the keyboard:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
2 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
3 Remove the five keyboard screws.
Important
Note the location of the long screw.
Screw
Long
screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
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4 Lift the back edge of the keyboard slightly, then slowly slide it toward the LCD panel
to release the keyboard retaining tabs located on the front edge of the keyboard.
5 Slide the keyboard connector clip to the back of the notebook or lift the connector
clip off of the cable, then slide the cable out of the clip. Be careful not to touch or
damage any other components.
Clip
6 Place the new keyboard keys-up on your notebook with the space bar toward you.
7 Make sure the keyboard connector clip is fully moved toward the back of the
notebook or lifted into the raised position, insert the cable into the connector, then
slide the clip forward or downward to lock the connector in place.
Important
The keyboard cable is correctly oriented if it is not twisted.
8 Insert the tabs on the front edge of the keyboard into the slots under the palm rest.
You may need to press down on the keyboard keys along the front edge of the
keyboard to seat the retaining tabs into their corresponding slots.
9 Gently press the keyboard down until it is flat all the way across. The keyboard
should easily fall into place. Be careful to not damage the LCD panel.
10 Replace the screws removed in Step 3.
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11 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard cover”
on page 76.
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Replacing the inverter
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
6 black M2.5×8 (LCD
front panel)
2 black M2.5×5 (inverter)
To replace the inverter:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
2 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
3 Open the LCD panel to the fully open position.
4 Remove the rubber inserts from the front of the LCD panel assembly.
Important
You can complete this procedure with the LCD panel assembly connected to
the notebook. LCD panel assembly shown removed from notebook for clarity.
Insert
Insert
Insert
Insert
Insert
Insert
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5 Remove the screws from the front of the LCD panel assembly.
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
6 Carefully separate the front and back of the LCD panel assembly.
7 Remove the screws connecting the inverter to the LCD panel lid.
Screw
Screw
8 Lift the inverter from the LCD panel assembly, then turn it over.
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9 Disconnect the connectors from the old inverter and connect them to the new
inverter.
10 Align the new inverter with the screw holes, then replace the screws removed in
Step 7.
11 Press the LCD panel front and back together. Press the two halves together in several
places until they click in place. You should find no loose spots or spots where the
two halves do not meet.
12 Replace the LCD panel assembly screws removed in Step 5.
13 Replace the rubber inserts removed in Step 4.
14 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
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Replacing the webcam
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
6 black M2.5×8 (LCD
front panel)
2 black M2×3 (Webcam)
To replace the webcam:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
2 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
3 Open the LCD panel to the fully open position.
4 Remove the rubber inserts from the front of the LCD panel assembly.
Important
You can complete this procedure with the LCD panel assembly connected to
the notebook. LCD panel assembly shown removed from notebook for clarity.
Insert
Insert
Insert
Insert
Insert
Insert
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5 Remove the screws from the front of the LCD panel assembly.
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
6 Carefully separate the front and back of the LCD panel assembly.
7 Disconnect the webcam cable from the webcam.
8 Remove the screws that connect the webcam bracket to the LCD panel assembly.
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9 Remove the old webcam.
10
11
12
13
Install the new webcam.
Replace the screws that were removed in Step 8.
Reconnect the webcam cable.
Press the LCD panel front and back together. Press the two halves together in several
places until they click in place. You should find no loose spots or spots where the
two halves do not meet.
14 Replace the LCD panel assembly screws removed in Step 5.
15 Replace the rubber inserts removed in Step 4.
16 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard cover”
on page 76.
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Replacing the lid latches
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
6 black M2.5×8 (LCD
front panel)
2 black M2.5×5 (Lid
latches)
To replace the lid latches:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
2 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
3 Open the LCD panel to the fully open position.
4 Remove the rubber inserts from the front of the LCD panel assembly.
Important
You can complete this procedure with the LCD panel assembly connected to
the notebook. LCD panel assembly shown removed from notebook for clarity.
Insert
Insert
Insert
Insert
Insert
Insert
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5 Remove the screws from the front of the LCD panel assembly.
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
6 Carefully separate the front and back of the LCD panel assembly.
7 Remove the screws that connect the lid latches to the LCD panel assembly.
Screw
Screw
8 Remove the old lid latches.
9 Install the new lid latches.
10 Replace the screws that were removed in Step 8.
11 Press the LCD panel front and back together. Press the two halves together in several
places until they click in place. You should find no loose spots or spots where the
two halves do not meet.
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12 Replace the LCD panel assembly screws removed in Step 5.
13 Replace the rubber inserts removed in Step 4.
14 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
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Replacing the LCD assembly
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
2 black M2.5×8 (Hinge
bottom)
4 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard)
1 long black (Keyboard)
2 black M2.5×8
(Hinge top)
To replace the LCD assembly:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
2 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by
following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
3 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
4 Remove the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
5 Remove the screws on the bottom that secure the LCD panel hinges to the chassis.
Screw
Screw
6 Turn the notebook over so the top is facing up.
7 Carefully open the LCD panel to the fully-open position.
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8 Detach the LCD cable from the system board. Make sure that you grasp the plastic
connector carefully and pull to unplug the LCD video cable from the notebook.
Caution
The LCD video cable connector is fragile.
9 Taking care to note the cables’ routing and positions as they are installed from
Gateway, pull the antenna cables out from under the system board, then slide the
antenna cables and LCD cables out from under the retaining clips. Remove any tape
that may be securing the cables.
10 Remove the screws on the top that secure the LCD panel hinge to the chassis.
Screw
Screw
11 Lift the LCD panel assembly up and away from the notebook.
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12 Place the new LCD panel assembly onto the notebook, then replace the hinge screws
removed in Step 10.
13 Slide the antenna cables through the retaining clips, under the system board, then
into the wireless bay.
14 Lay the LCD cable along the flat area under the keyboard, then plug it into the
notebook. Run your finger along the cable to re-stick the cable to the notebook.
15 Replace any tape that held the antenna wires.
16 Close the LCD panel, turn the notebook over so the bottom is facing up, then replace
the bottom hinge screws removed in Step 5.
17 Replace the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
18 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard cover”
on page 76.
19 Turn the notebook over so the bottom is facing up.
20 Reconnect the antenna wires to the wireless card by following the steps in
“Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
21 Replace the wireless bay cover by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11
wireless card” on page 63.
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Replacing the LCD panel
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
2 black M2.5×8 (Hinge
bottom)
4 black M2.5×5 (LCD
panel to LCD panel lid)
4 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard)
2 black M2.5×8
(Hinge top)
1 long black (Keyboard)
6 black M2.5×8 (LCD
front panel)
2 black M2.5×5 (inverter)
To replace the LCD panel:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
2 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by
following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
3 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
4 Remove the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
5 Remove the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
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6 Remove the rubber inserts from the front of the LCD panel assembly.
Insert
Insert
Insert
Insert
Insert
Insert
7 Remove the screws from the front of the LCD panel assembly.
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
8 Carefully separate the front and back of the LCD panel assembly.
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9 Remove the screws that secure the LCD panel to the LCD panel lid.
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
10 Remove the inverter by following the steps in “Replacing the inverter” on page 82.
11 Disconnect the web cam by following the steps in “Replacing the webcam” on
page 85. You do not need to remove the web cam.
12 Remove the old LCD panel from the LCD panel lid.
13 Place the new LCD panel into the LCD panel lid.
14 Reconnect the web cam by following the steps in “Replacing the webcam” on
page 85.
15
16
17
18
Replace the inverter by following the steps in “Replacing the inverter” on page 82.
Feed the wiring back into the hinge channels.
Replace the screws that were removed in Step 9.
Make sure that the magnet has remained in the magnet bracket.
Magnet bracket and magnet
19 Press the LCD panel front and back together. Press the two halves together in several
places until they click in place. You should find no loose spots or spots where the
two halves do not meet.
20 Replace the LCD panel assembly screws removed in Step 7.
21 Replace the rubber inserts removed in Step 6.
22 Replace the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
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23 Replace the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
24 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard cover”
on page 76.
25 Turn the notebook over so the bottom is facing up.
26 Reconnect the antenna wires to the wireless card by following the steps in
“Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
27 Replace the wireless bay cover by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11
wireless card” on page 63.
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Replacing the LCD panel hinges
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
2 black M2.5×8 (Hinge
bottom)
4 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard)
2 black M2.5×8
(Hinge top)
1 long black (Keyboard)
6 black M2.5×8 (LCD
front panel)
4 black M2.5×5 (LCD
panel to LCD panel lid)
To replace the LCD panel hinges:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
2 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by
following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
3 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
4 Remove the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
5 Remove the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
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6 Remove the rubber inserts from the front of the LCD panel assembly.
Insert
Insert
Insert
Insert
Insert
Insert
7 Remove the screws from the front of the LCD panel assembly.
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
8 Carefully separate the front and back of the LCD panel assembly.
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9 Remove the screws that secure the LCD panel to the LCD panel lid.
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
10 Carefully raise each of the bottom corners of the LCD panel and replace the old
hinges with new hinges.
11 Replace the screws that were removed in Step 9.
12 Make sure that the magnet has remained in the magnet bracket.
Magnet bracket and magnet
13 Press the LCD panel front and back together. Press the two halves together in several
places until they click in place. You should find no loose spots or spots where the
two halves do not meet.
14 Replace the LCD panel assembly screws removed in Step 7.
15 Replace the rubber inserts removed in Step 6.
16 Replace the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
17 Replace the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
18 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
19 Turn the notebook over so the bottom is facing up.
20 Reconnect the antenna wires to the wireless card by following the steps in
“Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
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21 Replace the wireless bay cover by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11
wireless card” on page 63.
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Replacing the LCD assembly lid
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
2 black M2.5×8 (Hinge
bottom)
2 black M2.5×5 (inverter)
4 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard)
2 black M2.5×8
(Hinge top)
2 black M2×3 (Webcam)
1 long black (Keyboard)
6 black M2.5×8 (LCD
front panel)
2 black M2.5×5 (Lid
latches)
4 black M2.5×5 (LCD
panel to LCD panel lid)
To replace the LCD assembly lid:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
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2 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by
following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
3 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
4 Remove the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
5 Remove the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
6 Remove the inverter by following the steps in “Replacing the inverter” on page 82.
7 Remove the web cam by following the steps in “Replacing the webcam” on page 85.
8 Remove the lid latches by following the steps in “Replacing the lid latches” on
page 88.
9 Remove the LCD panel from the old LCD panel lid by following the steps in “Replacing
the LCD panel” on page 94.
10 Remove the LCD panel hinges from the old LCD panel lid by following the steps in
“Replacing the LCD panel hinges” on page 98.
11 Place the LCD panel hinges into the new LCD panel lid by following the steps in
“Replacing the LCD panel hinges” on page 98.
12 Replace the LCD panel into the new LCD panel lid by following the steps in “Replacing
the LCD panel” on page 94.
13 Replace the lid latches by following the steps in “Replacing the lid latches” on
page 88.
14 Replace the web cam by following the steps in “Replacing the webcam” on page 85.
15 Replace the inverter by following the steps in “Replacing the inverter” on page 82.
16 Replace the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
17 Replace the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
18 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard cover”
on page 76.
19 Turn the notebook over so the bottom is facing up.
20 Reconnect the antenna wires to the wireless card by following the steps in
“Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
21 Replace the wireless bay cover by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11
wireless card” on page 63.
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Replacing the palm rest
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
2 black M2.5×8 (Hinge
bottom)
6 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-top)
4 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard)
2 black M2.5×8
(Hinge top)
3 black M2.5×5 (Palm
rest-top)
1 long black (Keyboard)
8 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-bottom)
1 black M2×3 (Palm
rest-top) (Optional)
4 black M2.5×3
(Touchpad board
bracket)
To replace the palm rest:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
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2 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by
following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
3 Remove the hard drive by following the steps in “Replacing the hard drive” on
page 69.
4 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
5 Remove the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
6 Remove the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
7 Slide the brown touchpad connector clip to the back of the notebook, then remove
the cable. Be careful not to touch or damage any other components.
Touchpad
connector
8 Turn the notebook over so the bottom is facing up.
9 Remove the screws from the bottom of the notebook.
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
10 Turn the notebook over so the top is facing up.
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11 Remove the screws from the top of the palm rest. Note the location of the screw
types and sizes.
Long screw Long screw Screw
Screw
Screw Long screw
Long screw
Optional short screw
Long screw
Long screw
12 Lift the palm rest assembly up from the notebook.
13 Remove the touchpad board from the old palm rest by following the instructions
in “Replacing the touchpad board” on page 108.
14 Remove the touchpad button board from the old palm rest by following the
instructions in “Replacing the touchpad button board” on page 112.
15 Remove the fingerprint reader from the old palm rest and install it on the new palm
rest by following the instructions in “Replacing the fingerprint reader” on page 115.
16 Install the touchpad button board on the new palm rest by following the
instructions in “Replacing the touchpad button board” on page 112.
17 Install the touchpad board on the new palm rest by following the instructions in
“Replacing the touchpad board” on page 108.
18 Place the new palm rest assembly onto the notebook, then snap the assembly into
place.
19 Replace the screws removed in Step 11.
20 Make sure the brown touchpad connector clip is fully moved to the back of the
notebook, insert the cable into the connector, then slide the brown connector clip
toward the front to lock the cable in place.
Important
The touchpad cable is correctly oriented if the blue side is showing.
21 Turn the notebook over so the bottom is facing up.
22 Replace the screws removed in Step 9.
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23 Replace the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
24 Replace the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
25 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard cover”
on page 76.
26 Replace the hard drive by following the steps in “Replacing the hard drive” on
page 69.
27 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, reconnect the wireless antennas
by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
28 Replace the wireless bay cover by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11
wireless card” on page 63.
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Replacing the touchpad board
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
2 black M2.5×8 (Hinge
bottom)
6 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-top)
4 black M2.5×3
(Touchpad board
bracket)
4 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard)
2 black M2.5×8
(Hinge top)
3 black M2.5×5 (Palm
rest-top)
1 long black (Keyboard)
8 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-bottom)
1 black M2×3 (Palm
rest-top) (Optional)
2 black M2×3 (Touchpad
button board)
To replace the touchpad board:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
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2 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by
following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
3 Remove the hard drive by following the steps in “Replacing the hard drive” on
page 69.
4 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
5 Remove the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
6 Remove the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
7 Remove the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
8 Turn the palm rest over so the back side is facing up.
9 Remove the screws from the touchpad board bracket.
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
10 Remove the screws from the touchpad button board bracket.
Screw
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11 Swing the brown touchpad connector clip upward, then lift the cable out of the
connector. Be careful not to touch or damage any other components.
Touchpad
connector
Fingerprint
reader
connector
Touchpad
button
board
connector
12 Remove the touchpad board bracket from the notebook.
13 Remove the touchpad board from the notebook.
14 Place the new touchpad board into the notebook in the same orientation as the
old board.
15 Replace the screws removed in Step 9.
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16 Make sure the brown touchpad connector clip is up, insert the cable into the
connector, then swing the clip down to lock the connector in place.
Important
The touchpad cable is correctly oriented if the blue side is showing.
17 Replace the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
18 Replace the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
19 Replace the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
20 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard cover”
on page 76.
21 Replace the hard drive by following the steps in “Replacing the hard drive” on
page 69.
22 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, reconnect the wireless antennas
by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
23 Replace the wireless bay cover by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11
wireless card” on page 63.
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Replacing the touchpad button board
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
2 black M2.5×8 (Hinge
bottom)
6 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-top)
4 black M2.5×3
(Touchpad board
bracket)
4 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard)
2 black M2.5×8
(Hinge top)
3 black M2.5×5 (Palm
rest-top)
1 long black (Keyboard)
8 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-bottom)
1 black M2×3 (Palm
rest-top) (Optional)
2 black M2×3 (Touchpad
button board)
To replace the touchpad button board:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
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2 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by
following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
3 Remove the hard drive by following the steps in “Replacing the hard drive” on
page 69.
4 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
5 Remove the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
6 Remove the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
7 Remove the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
8 Remove the touchpad board by following the steps in “Replacing the touchpad
board” on page 108.
9 Remove the screws from the touchpad button board bracket.
Screw
Screw
10 Swing the black fingerprint reader connector clip upward, then lift the cable out of
the connector. Be careful not to touch or damage any other components.
Touchpad
connector
Fingerprint
reader
connector
Touchpad
button
board
connector
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11 Remove the touchpad button board from the notebook.
12 Place the new touchpad button board into the notebook in the same orientation
as the old board.
13 Replace the screws removed in Step 9.
14 Replace the touchpad board by following the steps in “Replacing the touchpad
board” on page 108.
15 Transfer all of the ribbon cables from the old touchpad button board to the new
board.
Important
The cables are correctly oriented if the blue sides are showing.
16 Make sure the black fingerprint reader connector clip is up, insert the cable into
the connector, then swing the clip down to lock the connector in place.
Important
The touchpad cable is correctly oriented if the blue side is showing.
17 Replace the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
18 Replace the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
19 Replace the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
20 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
21 Replace the hard drive by following the steps in “Replacing the hard drive” on
page 69.
22 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, reconnect the wireless antennas
by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
23 Replace the wireless bay cover by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11
wireless card” on page 63.
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Replacing the fingerprint reader
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
2 black M2.5×8 (Hinge
bottom)
6 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-top)
4 black M2.5×3
(Touchpad board
bracket)
4 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard)
2 black M2.5×8
(Hinge top)
3 black M2.5×5 (Palm
rest-top)
1 long black (Keyboard)
8 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-bottom)
1 black M2×3 (Palm
rest-top) (Optional)
2 black M2×3 (Touchpad
button board)
To replace the fingerprint reader:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
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2 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by
following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
3 Remove the hard drive by following the steps in “Replacing the hard drive” on
page 69.
4 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
5 Remove the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
6 Remove the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
7 Remove the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
8 Remove the touchpad board by following the steps in “Replacing the touchpad
board” on page 108.
9 Remove the touchpad button board by following the steps in “Replacing the
touchpad button board” on page 112.
10 Remove the fingerprint reader from the notebook.
11 Place the new fingerprint reader into the notebook in the same orientation as the
old reader.
12 Replace the touchpad button board by following the steps in “Replacing the
touchpad button board” on page 112.
13 Replace the touchpad board by following the steps in “Replacing the touchpad
board” on page 108.
14 Replace the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
15 Replace the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
16 Replace the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
17 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
18 Replace the hard drive by following the steps in “Replacing the hard drive” on
page 69.
19 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, reconnect the wireless antennas
by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
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20 Replace the wireless bay cover by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11
wireless card” on page 63.
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Replacing the Bluetooth module
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
2 black M2.5×8 (Hinge
bottom)
6 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-top)
4 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard)
2 black M2.5×8
(Hinge top)
3 black M2.5×5 (Palm
rest-top)
1 long black (Keyboard)
8 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-bottom)
1 black M2×3 (Palm
rest-top) (Optional)
2 black M2×3 (Bluetooth
module) (Optional)
To replace the Bluetooth module:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
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2 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by
following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
3 Remove the hard drive by following the steps in “Replacing the hard drive” on
page 69.
4 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
5 Remove the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
6 Remove the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
7 Remove the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
8 Remove the screws from the old Bluetooth module, then remove it from the
notebook.
Screw
Screw
9 Disconnect the cable from the old Bluetooth module.
10 Connect the cable to the new Bluetooth module.
11 Place the new Bluetooth module into the notebook, then replace the screws
removed in Step 8.
12 Replace the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
13 Replace the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
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14 Replace the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
15 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
16 Replace the hard drive by following the steps in “Replacing the hard drive” on
page 69.
17 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, reconnect the wireless antennas
by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
18 Replace the wireless bay cover by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11
wireless card” on page 63.
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Replacing the modem
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
2 black M2.5×8 (Hinge
bottom)
6 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-top)
4 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard)
2 black M2.5×8
(Hinge top)
3 black M2.5×5 (Palm
rest-top)
1 long black (Keyboard)
8 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-bottom)
1 black M2×3 (Palm
rest-top) (Optional)
2 black M2×3 (Modem)
To replace the modem:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
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2 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by
following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
3 Remove the hard drive by following the instructions in “Replacing the hard drive”
on page 69.
4 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
5 Remove the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
6 Remove the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
7 Remove the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
8 Remove the screws that secure the modem to the notebook.
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9 Lift the modem off of the system board.
10 Turn the modem over, then unplug the modem cable from the old modem and plug
the cable into the new modem.
11 Install the new modem on the system board.
12 Replace the screws remove in Step 8.
13 Replace the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
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14 Replace the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
15 Replace the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
16 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
17 Replace the hard drive by following the instructions in “Replacing the hard drive”
on page 69.
18 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, reconnect the wireless antennas
by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
19 Replace the wireless bay cover by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11
wireless card” on page 63.
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Replacing the speakers
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
2 black M2.5×8 (Hinge
bottom)
4 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard)
2 black M2.5×8
(Hinge top)
6 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-top)
3 black M2.5×5 (Palm
rest-top)
1 black M2.5×3 (Right
speaker)
2 black M2.5×3 (Left
speaker)
1 long black (Keyboard)
8 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-bottom)
1 black M2×3 (Palm
rest-top) (Optional)
To replace the speakers:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
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2 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by
following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
3 Remove the hard drive by following the instructions in “Replacing the hard drive”
on page 69.
4 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
5 Remove the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
6 Remove the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
7 Remove the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
8 Disconnect the old speaker cable from the system board.
9 Remove the speaker screws.
Screw
Screw
Screw
10 Lift the old speakers from the notebook.
11 Set the new speakers into the notebook, then replace the screws removed in Step 9.
12 Connect the cable to the system board.
13 Replace the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
14 Replace the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
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15 Replace the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
16 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard cover”
on page 76.
17 Replace the hard drive by following the instructions in “Replacing the hard drive”
on page 69.
18 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, reconnect the wireless antennas
by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
19 Replace the wireless bay cover by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11
wireless card” on page 63.
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Replacing the system board and VGA cooling
assembly
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Additional materials you need to complete this task:
• X-23-7762 thermal grease
Screws removed during this task:
4 black M2×5 (main
cooling assembly)
(Optional)
2 black M2×3 (IEEE
802.11 wireless card)
1 black M2.5×5 (DVD
drive)
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
4 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard)
1 long black (Keyboard)
2 black M2.5×8 (Hinge
bottom)
6 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-top)
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2 black M2.5×8
(Hinge top)
3 black M2.5×5 (Palm
rest-top)
8 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-bottom)
1 black M2×3 (Palm
rest-top)
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Screws removed during this task (cont):
2 black M2×3 (Bluetooth
module)
2 black M2×3 (Modem)
2 black M2.5×5 (EMI
shield) (Optional)
4-6 black M2.5×5
(System board)
1 black M2.5×3 (Right
speaker)
2 black M2.5×5 (VGA
cooling assembly)
(Optional)
To replace the system board and VGA cooling assembly:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
2 Remove the memory from the old system board and install it on the new system
board by following the instructions in “Adding or replacing memory modules” on
page 56.
3 Remove the cooling assembly by following the instructions in “Replacing the main
cooling assembly” on page 58.
4 If your new system board does not include a processor, remove the processor from
the old system board and install it on the new system board by following the
instructions in “Replacing the processor” on page 61.
5 Remove the optional IEEE 802.11 wireless card from the old system board and install
it on the new system board by following the instructions in “Replacing the IEEE
802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
6 Remove the hard drive by following the instructions in “Replacing the hard drive”
on page 69.
7 Remove the DVD drive by following the instructions in “Replacing the DVD drive”
on page 73.
8 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
9 Remove the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
10 Remove the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
11 Remove the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
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12 Unplug the Bluetooth module from the system board (one connector).
13 Unplug the speakers from the system board (one connector).
14 Remove the modem by following the instructions in “Replacing the modem” on
page 121.
Important
You can keep the modem connected to the modem cable.
15 Remove the modem cable from the system board retaining clips.
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16 Remove the screw holding the right speaker to the notebook, then remove the
speaker.
17 Unplug the fan(s) from the system board.
18 Remove the optional EMI shield screws.
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19 Remove the system board screws.
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Screw
-ORScrew
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20 Carefully remove the system board.
21 Turn the old system board over, then remove the optional second cooling assembly
from the system board.
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
22 Remove any thermal grease residue from the second cooling assembly using a soft
cloth and isopropyl alcohol.
23 Place thermal grease on the new system board’s graphics processor. Use only
enough to cover the processor die.
24 Replace the optional second cooling assembly on the new system board.
25 Place the new system board into the notebook. Make sure that:
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• The small black switch on the system board fits within the slot on the wireless
network on/off switch. If it does not, the wireless network may not work.
Slot
• The connector between this board and the modem jack/USB board is fully
connected.
Connector
26 Replace the system board screws in the holes on the top of the system board
removed in Step 19.
27 Replace the modem cable into the system board retaining clips.
28 Replace the modem by following the instructions in “Replacing the modem” on
page 121.
29 Connect the Bluetooth module to the system board.
30 Connect the fan into the system board,
31 Replace the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
32 Replace the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
33 Replace the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
34 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
35 Replace the DVD drive by following the instructions in “Replacing the DVD drive”
on page 73.
36 Replace the hard drive by following the instructions in “Replacing the hard drive”
on page 69.
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37 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, reconnect the wireless antennas
by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
38 Replace the cooling assembly by following the instructions in “Replacing the main
cooling assembly” on page 58.
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Replacing the modem jack/USB board
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Additional materials you need to complete this task:
• X-23-7762 thermal grease
Screws removed during this task:
4 black M2×5 (main
cooling assembly)
(Optional)
1 black M2.5×5 (DVD
drive)
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
4 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard)
1 long black (Keyboard)
2 black M2.5×8 (Hinge
bottom)
8 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-bottom)
6 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-top)
1 black M2×3 (Palm
rest-top)
2 black M2×3 (Bluetooth
module)
2 black M2.5×8
(Hinge top)
3 black M2.5×5 (Palm
rest-top)
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Screws removed during this task (cont.):
2 black M2×3 (Modem)
2 black M2.5×3 (Left
speaker)
7 black M2.5×5 (System
board)
1 black M2.5×5 (Modem
jack/USB board)
1 black M2.5×3 (Right
speaker)
To replace the modem jack/USB board:
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
2 Remove the cooling assembly by following the instructions in “Replacing the main
cooling assembly” on page 58.
3 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by
following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
4 Remove the hard drive by following the instructions in “Replacing the hard drive”
on page 69.
5 Remove the DVD drive by following the steps in “Replacing the DVD drive” on
page 73.
6 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
7 Remove the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
8 Remove the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
9 Remove the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
10 Remove the left speaker by following the steps in “Replacing the speakers” on
page 125.
11 Remove the system board by following the steps in “Replacing the system board
and VGA cooling assembly” on page 128.
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12 Remove the modem jack/USB board screw.
Screw
13 Lift the old modem jack/USB board from the notebook.
14 Set the new modem jack/USB board module into the notebook, then replace the
screw removed in Step 12.
15 Replace the system board by following the steps in “Replacing the system board
and VGA cooling assembly” on page 128.
16 Replace the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
17 Replace the speaker by following the steps in “Replacing the speakers” on page 125.
18 Replace the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
19 Replace the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
20 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
21 Replace the DVD drive by following the steps in “Replacing the DVD drive” on
page 73.
22 Replace the hard drive by following the instructions in “Replacing the hard drive”
on page 69.
23 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, reconnect the wireless antennas
by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
24 Replace the cooling assembly by following the instructions in “Replacing the main
cooling assembly” on page 58.
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Replacing the fan(s)
Tools you need to complete this task:
v
Flat-blade driver
- OR -
Scribe or non-marring tool
Phillips #0 screwdriver
Additional materials you need to complete this task:
• X-23-7762 thermal grease
Screws removed during this task:
4 black M2×5 (main
cooling assembly)
(Optional)
1 black M2.5×5 (DVD
drive)
2 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard cover)
4 black M2.5×3
(Keyboard)
1 long black (Keyboard)
2 black M2.5×8 (Hinge
bottom)
8 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-bottom)
6 black M2.5×8 (Palm
rest-top)
1 black M2×3 (Palm
rest-top)
2 black M2×3 (Bluetooth
module)
2 black M2.5×8
(Hinge top)
3 black M2.5×5 (Palm
rest-top)
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Screws removed during this task:
2 black M2×3 (Modem)
1 black M2.5×3 (Right
speaker)
7 black M2.5×5 (System
board)
2 black M2.5×5 (Fans)
To replace the fan(s):
1 Complete the steps in “Preparing the notebook” on page 55.
2 Remove the cooling assembly by following the instructions in “Replacing the main
cooling assembly” on page 58.
3 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by
following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
4 Remove the hard drive by following the instructions in “Replacing the hard drive”
on page 69.
5 Remove the DVD drive by following the steps in “Replacing the DVD drive” on
page 73.
6 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard
cover” on page 76.
7 Remove the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
8 Remove the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
9 Remove the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
10 Remove the system board by following the steps in “Replacing the system board
and VGA cooling assembly” on page 128.
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11 Remove the fan screws.
Screw
Screw
12 Lift the old fan from the notebook.
13 Set the new fan into the notebook, then replace the screws removed in Step 11.
14 Replace the system board by following the steps in “Replacing the system board
and VGA cooling assembly” on page 128.
15 Replace the palm rest by following the steps in “Replacing the palm rest” on
page 104.
16 Replace the LCD assembly by following the steps in “Replacing the LCD assembly”
on page 91.
17 Replace the keyboard by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard” on
page 79.
18 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in “Replacing the keyboard cover”
on page 76.
19 Replace the DVD drive by following the steps in “Replacing the DVD drive” on
page 73.
20 Replace the hard drive by following the instructions in “Replacing the hard drive”
on page 69.
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21 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, reconnect the wireless antennas
by following the steps in “Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card” on page 63.
22 Replace the cooling assembly by following the instructions in “Replacing the main
cooling assembly” on page 58.
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Troubleshooting
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Diagnosing problems
System test procedures
Power-On Self-Test (POST) error message
Index of error messages
Phoenix BIOS beep codes
Symptom-to-FRU error messages
Intermittent problems
Undetermined problems
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Diagnosing problems
Use the following procedure as a guide for diagnosing notebook problems.
Important
The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer products,
prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses.
1 Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible.
2 Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the
diagnostic test or by repeating the same operation.
3 Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which page to go to.
Symptoms (Verified)
Go To
Power failure. (The power indicator does
not go on or stay on.)
“Testing the power system” on page 145
POST does not complete. No beep or error
codes are indicated.
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“Power-On Self-Test (POST) error
message” on page 147
“Undetermined problems” on page 159
POST detects an error and displayed
messages on screen.
“Index of error messages” on page 148
Other symptoms (LCD display problems or
others).
“Power-On Self-Test (POST) error message”
on page 147
Symptoms cannot be re-created
(intermittent problems).
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Use the customer-reported symptoms
and go to “Power-On Self-Test (POST)
error message” on page 147
“Intermittent problems” on page 159
“Undetermined problems” on page 159
System test procedures
Testing the optical drive
Use the following procedure to isolate a problem in an optical drive controller, driver, or
drive.
Important
Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. The label can cause
damage to the drive or can cause the drive to fail.
To test the optical drive:
1 Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program.
2 Run the CD-ROM Test and see if the test completes successfully.
3 Follow the instructions in the message window.
If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the system board.
If the error still remains:
4 Reconnect the external optical drive to a USB jack.
5 Replace the external optical drive.
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6 Replace the system board.
Testing the keyboard or auxiliary input device
If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected character appears, make sure
that the flexible cable extending from the keyboard is correctly seated in the connector
on the system board. If the keyboard cable is connected correctly, run the Keyboard Test.
Important
Disconnect any external keyboards before testing the built-in keyboard.
If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following one at a time.
To correct the problem:
1 Reconnect the keyboard cable to the system board.
2 Replace the keyboard.
3 Replace the system board.
Important
Do not replace a non-defective FRU.
The following auxiliary input devices are supported by this notebook:
• Numeric keypad
• External keyboard
If any of these devices do not work, reconnect the cable connector and repeat the failing
operation.
Testing the memory
Memory errors can stop your programs, show error messages on the screen, or hang the
system.
To test the memory:
Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program.
1
2
3
4
Run the Memory Test and see if the test completes successfully.
Press F2 in the test items.
Follow the instructions in the message window.
Important
Make sure that each memory card is fully installed into the connector. A loose
connection can cause an error.
Testing the power system
To test for a power problem:
• Turn on the notebook using each of the following power sources:
• Remove the battery pack, connect the power adapter, then make sure that the
notebook turns on using AC power.
• Disconnect the power adapter, install a charged battery pack, then make sure
that power is supplied by the battery pack.
If you suspect a power problem, complete the appropriate power supply check:
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• “Check the power adapter” on page 146
• “Check the battery pack” on page 146
Check the power adapter
Unplug the power adapter cable from the notebook and measure the output voltage at
the power adapter cable plug. See the following figure.
Pin 1: +19 to +20.5V
Pin 2: 0V, Ground
• If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adapter.
• If the voltage is within the range, do the following:
• Replace the system board.
• If the problem is not corrected, see “Undetermined problems” on page 159.
• If the voltage is not correct, go to Step •.
• If the power-on indicator does not light up, check the power adapter’s power
•
cord for correct continuity and installation.
If the operational charge does not work, see “Check the battery pack” on page
146.
Important
An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate a defect.
Check the battery pack
To check the battery pack using software:
1 Open Power Management in the Windows Control Panel.
2 In Power Meter, make sure that the parameters shown for Current Power Source
and Total Battery Power Remaining are correct.
3 Repeat the steps 1 and 2, for both battery and adapter. This helps you identify first
the problem is on recharging or discharging.
To check the battery pack using hardware:
1 Turn off the notebook.
2 Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery terminals 1 (+)
and 6 (ground).
3 If the voltage is still less than 7.5 Vdc after recharging, replace the battery.
Important
To check the battery charge operation, use a discharged battery pack or a battery pack
that has less than 50% of the total power remaining when installed in the notebook.
If the battery status indicator does not light up, remove the battery pack and let it return
to room temperature. Re-install the battery pack.
If the charge indicator still does not light up, replace the battery pack. If the charge
indicator still does not light up, replace the DC/DC charger board.
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Testing the touchpad
If the touchpad doesn’t work, do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem.
To test the touchpad:
1 Reconnect the touchpad cables.
2 Replace the touchpad.
3 Replace the system board.
Important
Do not replace a non-defective FRU.
After you use the touchpad, the pointer may drift on the screen for a short time. This
self-acting pointer movement can occur when a slight, steady pressure is applied to the
touchpad pointer. This symptom is not a hardware problem. No service actions are
necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time.
Power-On Self-Test (POST) error message
The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most
likely cause is listed first.
Important
Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in the FRU/Action
column. If the FRU replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the
notebook. Do not replace a non-defective FRU.
This index can also help you determine the next possible FRU to be replaced when
servicing a notebook.
If the symptom is not listed, see “Undetermined problems” on page 159.
The following lists the error messages that the BIOS displays on the screen and the error
symptoms classified by function.
Important
Most of the error messages occur during POST. Some of them display information
about a hardware device, such as the amount of memory installed. Others may indicate a
problem with a device, such as the way it has been configured.
Important
If the system fails after you make changes in the BIOS Setup Utility menus, reset the
notebook, enter Setup, and install Setup defaults or correct the error.
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Index of error messages
Error codes
Error Codes
Error Messages
006
Equipment Configuration Error
Causes:
1. CPU BIOS Update Code Mismatch
2. IDE Primary Channel Master Drive Error
(The causes are shown before “Equipment Configuration Error”)
010
Memory Error at xxxx:xxxx:xxxxh (R:xxxxh, W:xxxxh)
070
Real Time Clock Error
071
CMOS Battery Bad
072
CMOS Checksum Error
110
System is disabled. An incorrect password was entered.
<No error code>
Battery is critically low. In this situation BIOS issues four short beeps, then shuts the system
down. No message is displayed.
<No error code>
Temperature is critically high. In this situation BIOS shuts the system down. No message is
displayed.
Error messages
Error Messages
FRU/Action Sequence
Failure Fixed Disk
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Reconnect the hard disk drive connector.
Run “Load Setup Defaults” using the BIOS Setup Utility, then reboot
the notebook.
Test or replace the hard disk drive.
Test or replace the system board.
Stuck Key
See “Testing the keyboard or auxiliary input device” on page 145.
Keyboard error
See “Testing the keyboard or auxiliary input device” on page 145.
Keyboard Controller Failed
See “Testing the keyboard or auxiliary input device” on page 145.
Keyboard locked - Unlock key switch
Unlock the external keyboard.
Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run
Setup
Run “Load Setup Defaults” using the BIOS Setup Utility, then reboot the
notebook.
Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
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System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
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Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
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Test or replace the BIOS ROM.
Test or replace the system board.
Test or replace the SO-DIMM.
Test or replace the system board.
Test or replace the SO-DIMM.
Test or replace the system board.
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Error Messages
FRU/Action Sequence
System battery is dead - Replace and run Setup
Test or replace the CMOS battery, run the BIOS Setup Utility to
reconfigure system time, then reboot the system.
System CMOS checksum bad - Default
configuration used
Test or replace the CMOS battery, run the BIOS Setup Utility to
reconfigure system time, then reboot the system.
System timer error
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Real time clock error
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Previous boot incomplete - Default
configuration used
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Memory size found by POST differed from
CMOS
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Test or replace the CMOS battery, run the BIOS Setup Utility to
reconfigure system time, then reboot the system.
Test or replace the system board.
Test or replace the CMOS battery, run the BIOS Setup Utility to
reconfigure system time, then reboot the system.
Test or replace the system board.
Run “Load Setup Defaults” using the BIOS Setup Utility, then reboot
the notebook.
Test or replace the CMOS battery, run the BIOS Setup Utility to
reconfigure system time, then reboot the system.
Test or replace the system board.
Run “Load Setup Defaults” using the BIOS Setup Utility, then reboot
the notebook.
Test or replace the SO-DIMM.
Test or replace the system board.
Make sure that the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in
the BIOS Setup Utility.
Diskette drive A error
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Incorrect Drive A type - run SETUP
Make sure that the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in the
BIOS Setup Utility
System cache error - Cache disabled
Test or replace the system board.
CPU ID:
Test or replace the system board.
DMA Test Failed
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Software NMI Failed
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Fail-Safe Timer NMI Failed
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Device Address Conflict
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Allocation Error for device
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Failing Bits: nnnn
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Fixed Disk n
Test or replace the SO-DIMM.
Test or replace the system board.
Test or replace the SO-DIMM.
Test or replace the system board.
Test or replace the SO-DIMM.
Test or replace the system board.
Run “Load Setup Defaults” using the BIOS Setup Utility, then reboot
the notebook.
Test or replace the CMOS battery, run the BIOS Setup Utility to
reconfigure system time, then reboot the system.
Test or replace the system board.
Run “Load Setup Defaults” using the BIOS Setup Utility, then reboot
the notebook.
Test or replace the CMOS battery, run the BIOS Setup Utility to
reconfigure system time, then reboot the system.
Test or replace the system board.
Test or replace the SO-DIMM.
Test or replace the BIOS ROM.
Test or replace the system board.
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Error Messages
FRU/Action Sequence
Invalid System Configuration Data
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I/O device IRQ conflict
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Operating system not found
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Test or replace the BIOS ROM.
Test or replace the system board.
Run “Load Setup Defaults” using the BIOS Setup Utility, then reboot
the notebook.
Test or replace the CMOS battery, run the BIOS Setup Utility to
reconfigure system time, then reboot the system.
Test or replace the system board.
Run the BIOS Setup Utility and see if fixed disk and drive A: are
properly identified.
Test or replace the diskette drive
Test or replace the hard disk drive
Test or replace the system board
No-beep error messages
No-beep Error Messages
FRU/Action in Sequence
No beep, power-on indicator turns off and LCD
is blank.
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No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD
is blank.
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No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD
is blank. But you can see POST on an external
CRT.
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No beep, power-on indicator turns on and a
blinking cursor shown on LCD during POST.
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No beep during POST but system runs
correctly.
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Test the power source (battery pack and power adapter). See
“Testing the power system” on page 145.
Make sure that every connector is connected tightly and correctly.
Reconnect the SO-DIMM.
Test or replace the LED board.
Test or replace the system board.
Test the power source (battery pack and power adapter). See
“Testing the power system” on page 145.
Reconnect the LCD connector
Check the hard disk drive.
Check the LCD inverter ID.
Check the LCD cable.
Test or replace the LCD inverter.
Test or replace the LCD.
Test or replace the system board.
Reconnect the LCD connectors.
Check the LCD inverter ID.
Check the LCD cable.
Test or replace the LCD inverter.
Test or replace the LCD.
Test or replace the system board.
Make sure that every connector is connected tightly and correctly.
Test or replace the system board.
Test or replace the speaker.
Test or replace the system board.
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Phoenix BIOS beep codes
Code
Beeps
POST Routine Description
02h
Verify Real Mode
03h
Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI)
04h
Get CPU type
06h
Initialize system hardware
08h
Initialize chipset with initial POST values
09h
Set IN POST flag
0Ah
Initialize CPU registers
0Bh
Enable CPU cache
0Ch
Initialize caches to initial POST values
0Eh
Initialize I/O component
0Fh
Initialize the local bus IDE
10h
Initialize Power Management
11h
Load alternate registers with initial POST values
12h
Restore CPU control word during warm boot
13h
Initialize PCI Bus Mastering devices
14h
Initialize keyboard controller
16h
1-2-2-3
BIOS ROM checksum
17h
Initialize cache before memory autosize
18h
8254 timer initialization
1Ah
8237 DMA controller initialization
1Ch
Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller
20h
1-3-1-1
Test DRAM refresh
22h
1-3-1-3
Test 8742 Keyboard Controller
24h
Set ES segment register to 4 GB
26h
Enable A20 line
28h
Autosize DRAM
29h
Initialize POST Memory Manager
2Ah
Clear 215 KB base RAM
2Ch
1-3-4-1
RAM failure on address line xxxx
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Beeps
POST Routine Description
2Eh
1-3-4-3
RAM failure on data bits xxxx of low byte of memory bus
2Fh
30h
Enable cache before system BIOS shadow
1-4-1-1
RAM failure on data bits xxxx of high byte of memory bus
32h
Test CPU bus-clock frequency
33h
Initialize Phoenix Dispatch Manager
36h
Warm start shut down
38h
Shadow system BIOS ROM
3Ah
Autosize cache
3Ch
Advanced configuration of chipset registers
3Dh
Load alternate registers with CMOS values
42h
Initialize interrupt vectors
45h
POST device initialization
46h
2-1-2-3
Check ROM copyright notice
48h
Check video configuration against CMOS
49h
Initialize PCI bus and devices
4Ah
Initialize all video adapters in system
4Bh
QuietBoot start (optional)
4Ch
Shadow video BIOS ROM
4Eh
Display BIOS copyright notice
50h
Display CPU type and speed
51h
Initialize EISA board
52h
Test keyboard
54h
Set key click if enabled
58h
2-2-3-1
Test for unexpected interrupts
59h
Initialize POST display service
5Ah
Display prompt “Press F2 to enter SETUP”
5Bh
Disable CPU cache
5Ch
Test RAM between 512 and 640 KB
60h
Test extended memory
62h
Test extended memory address lines
64h
Jump to User Patch1
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Code
Beeps
POST Routine Description
66h
Configure advanced cache registers
67h
Initialize Multi Processor APIC
68h
Enable external and CPU caches
69h
Setup System Management Mode (SMM) area
6Ah
Display external L2 cache size
6Bh
Load custom defaults (optional)
6Ch
Display shadow-area message
6Eh
Display possible high address for UMB recovery
70h
Display error messages
72h
Check for configuration errors
76h
Check for keyboard errors
7Ch
Set up hardware interrupt vectors
7Eh
Initialize coprocessor if present
80h
Disable onboard Super I/O ports and IRQs
81h
Late POST device initialization
82h
Detect and install external RS232 ports
83h
Configure non-MCD IDE controllers
84h
Detect and install external parallel ports
85h
Initialize PC-compatible PnP ISA devices
86h
Re-initialize onboard I/O ports
87h
Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices (optional)
88h
Initialize BIOS Area
89h
Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs)
8Ah
Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area
8Bh
Test and initialize PS/2 mouse
8Ch
Initialize floppy controller
8Fh
Determine number of ATA drives (optional)
90h
Initialize hard-disk controllers
91h
Initialize local-bus hard-disk controllers
92h
Jump to UserPatch2
93h
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Code
Beeps
POST Routine Description
95h
Install CD ROM for boot
96h
Clear huge ES segment register
97h
Fixup Multi Processor table
98h
1-2
Search for option ROMs. One long, two short beeps on checksum failure.
99h
Check for SMART drive (optional)
9Ah
Shadow option ROMs
9Ch
Set up Power Management
9Dh
Initialize security engine (optional)
9Eh
Enable hardware interrupts
9Fh
Determine number of ATA and SCSI drives
A0h
Set time of day
A2h
Check key lock
A4h
Initialize Typematic rate
A8h
Erase F2 prompt
AAh
Scan for F2 key stroke
ACh
Enter SETUP
AEh
Clear Boot flag
B0h
Check for errors
B2h
POST done- prepare to boot operating system
B4h
1
One short beep before boot
B5h
Terminate QuietBoot (optional)
B6h
Check password (optional)
B9h
Prepare Boot
BAh
Initialize DMI parameters
BBh
Initialize PnP Option ROMs
BCh
Clear parity checkers
BDh
Display MultiBoot menu
BEh
Clear screen (optional)
BFh
Check virus and backup reminders
C0h
Try to boot with INT 19
C1h
Initialize POST Error Manager (PEM)
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Code
Beeps
POST Routine Description
C2h
Initialize error logging
C3h
Initialize error display function
C4h
Initialize system error handler
C5h
PnPnd dual CMOS (optional)
C6h
Initialize notebook docking (optional)
C7h
Initialize notebook docking late
C8h
Force check (optional)
C9h
Extended checksum (optional)
D2h
Unknown interrupt
Code
Beeps
E0h
Initialize the chipset
E1h
Initialize the bridge
E2h
Initialize the CPU
E3h
Initialize the system timer
E4h
Initialize system I/O
E5h
Check force recovery boot
E6h
Checksum BIOS ROM
E7h
Go to BIOS
E8h
Set Huge Segment
E9h
Initialize Multi Processor
EAh
Initialize OEM special code
EBh
Initialize PIC and DMA
ECh
Initialize Memory type
EDh
Initialize Memory size
EEh
Shadow Boot Block
EFh
System memory test
F0h
Initialize interrupt vectors
F1h
Initialize Run Time Clock
F2h
Initialize video
F3h
Initialize System Management Mode
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Code
Beeps
F4h
1
Output one beep before boot
F5h
Boot to Mini DOS
F6h
Clear Huge Segment
F7h
Boot to Full DOS
Symptom-to-FRU error messages
LCD
Symptom / Error
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The LCD backlight doesn't work.
The LCD is too dark.
The LCD brightness cannot be adjusted.
The LCD contrast cannot be adjusted.
Action in Sequence
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The LCD screen is unreadable.
Missing pels in characters.
The screen appears abnormal.
The wrong color is displayed.
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The LCD is displaying extra horizontal or
vertical lines.
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Run “Load Setup Defaults” using the BIOS Setup Utility, then reboot
the notebook.
Reconnect the LCD connectors.
Test or replace the keyboard (if contrast and brightness function key
doesn't work).
Check the LCD inverter ID.
Test or replace the LCD cable.
Test or replace the LCD inverter.
Test or replace the LCD.
Test or replace the system board.
Reconnect the LCD connector.
Check the LCD inverter ID.
Test or replace the LCD cable.
Test or replace the LCD inverter.
Test or replace the LCD.
Test or replace the system board.
Check the LCD inverter ID.
Test or replace the LCD cable.
Test or replace the LCD inverter.
Test or replace the LCD.
Test or replace the system board.
Power
Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
The notebook shuts down during operation.
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The notebook doesn’t turn on.
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Test the power source (battery pack and power adapter). See
“Testing the power system” on page 145.
Test or replace the battery pack.
Test or replace the power adapter.
Test or replace the system board.
Test the power source (battery pack and power adapter). See
“Testing the power system” on page 145.
Test or replace the battery pack.
Test or replace the power adapter.
Test or replace the system board.
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Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
The notebook doesn’t turn off.
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The battery can’t be charged.
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Test the power source (battery pack and power adapter). See
“Testing the power system” on page 145.
Press and hold the power button for more than four seconds.
Test or replace the system board.
Test the battery pack. See “Check the battery pack” on page 146.
Test or replace the battery pack.
Test or replace the system board.
ExpressCard
Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
The notebook cannot detect the ExpressCard.
■
Test or replace the system board.
ExpressCard slot pin is damaged.
■
Test or replace the system board.
Memory
Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
Memory count (size) appears different from
actual size.
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Run “Load Setup Defaults” using the BIOS Setup Utility, then reboot
the notebook.
Test or replace the SO-DIMM.
Test or replace the system board.
Sound
Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
No sound comes from the notebook when
running Windows multimedia programs.
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The internal speakers make noise or emit no
sound.
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■
Reinstall the audio driver.
Test or replace the speakers.
Test or replace the system board.
Test or replace the speakers.
Test or replace the system board.
Power management
Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
The notebook will not hibernate.
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■
The system doesn't hibernate and emits four
short beeps every minute.
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■
Test or replace the keyboard (if control is from the keyboard).
Test or replace the hard disk drive.
Test or replace the system board.
Press Fn+o and see if the notebook enters hibernation mode.
Test or replace the touchpad.
Test or replace the keyboard.
Check the hard disk connection to the system board.
Test or replace the hard disk drive.
Test or replace the system board.
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Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
The notebook doesn’t enter standby mode
after closing the LCD.
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The system doesn't resume from hibernation
mode.
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■
The system doesn't resume from standby
mode after opening the LCD.
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The battery fuel gauge in Windows doesn’t go
higher than 90%.
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The system hangs intermittently.
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Make sure that the magnet is in the magnet holder. For more
information, see “Replacing the LCD panel” on page 94.
Test or replace the system board.
Check the hard disk connection to the system board.
Test or replace the hard disk drive.
Test or replace the system board.
Make sure that the magnet is in the magnet holder. For more
information, see “Replacing the LCD panel” on page 94.
Test or replace the system board.
Remove the battery pack and let it cool for two hours.
Refresh the battery (use only battery power until the notebook turns
off, then charge the battery).
Test or replace the battery pack.
Test or replace the system board.
Reconnect the hard disk drive and optical drive.
Check the hard disk connection to the system board.
Test or replace the system board.
Devices
Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
System configuration does not match the
installed devices.
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The external display does not work correctly.
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USB does not work correctly.
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Printer problems.
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Run “Load Setup Defaults” using the BIOS Setup Utility, then reboot
the notebook.
Reconnect the hard disk drive and optical drive.
Press Fn+F4 repeatedly to switch between LCD, external display, and
both displays.
Test or replace the system board.
Test or replace the modem jack/USB board.
Test or replace the system board.
Run the printer self-test.
Reinstall the printer driver.
Test or replace the printer cable.
Test or replace the printer.
Test or replace the system board.
Keyboard and touchpad
Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
The keyboard (one or more keys) does not
work.
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The touchpad does not work.
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Reconnect the keyboard cable.
Test or replace the keyboard.
Test or replace the system board.
Reconnect the touchpad cable.
Test or replace the touchpad board.
Test or replace the system board.
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Modem
Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
The internal modem does not work correctly.
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Test the modem phone port.
Test or replace the modem card.
Test or replace the system board.
Important
If you cannot find a symptom or an error in this list and the problem remains, see
“Undetermined problems” on page 159.
Intermittent problems
Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have
nothing to do with a hardware defect. These reasons include: cosmic radiation,
electrostatic discharge, or software errors. FRU replacement should be considered only
when a recurring problem exists.
To analyze an intermittent problem:
1 Run the advanced diagnostic test for the system board in loop mode at least ten
times.
• If any error is detected, replace the FRU.
• If no error is detected, do not replace any FRU.
2 Rerun the test to verify that there are no more errors.
Undetermined problems
If the diagnostic test may not identify which adapter or device failed, which installed
devices are incorrect, whether a short circuit is suspected, or whether the system is
inoperative. Use these procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate a non-defective
FRU).
Important
Verify that all attached devices are supported by the notebook.
Important
Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly.
(See “Testing the power system” on page 145.)
To isolate a failing FRU:
1 Turn off the notebook.
2 Visually check FRU parts for damage. If you identify any damage, replace the FRU.
3 Remove or disconnect all of the following devices:
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•
•
•
•
•
•
Non-Acer devices
Printer, mouse, and other external devices
Battery pack
Hard disk drive(s)
SO-DIMM
Optical drive
Type 54 ExpressCards
4 Turn on the notebook.
5 Determine if the problem has changed.
• If the problem does not recur, reconnect the removed devices one at a time
until you find the failing FRU.
• If the problem does recur, replace the following FRUs one at a time:
• System board
• LCD assembly
Important
Do not replace a non-defective FRU.
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Connector locations
• System board top connectors
• System board bottom connectors
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System board top connectors
Multimedia keyboard
cover connector LCD connector
Fan connector
Speaker connector
Fan connector
Touchpad connector
Modem connector
Keyboard connector
Bluetooth connector
Memory card slot
System board bottom connectors
CMOS battery
CPU socket
Battery
Memory card slots connector
USB-PCB connector
VGA connector
eSATA connector
HDMI connector
Ethernet connector
USB connector
IEEE 1394 connector
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
SATA ODD connector
ExpressCard slot
SATA HDD connector
Mini Card connectors
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FRU (Field-Replaceable Unit) list
• Introduction
• Exploded diagram
• FRU list
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Introduction
This chapter gives you the FRU (field-replaceable-unit) listing in global configurations of
MG1. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return
Merchandise Authorization).
Please note that WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, 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 on the printed Service Guide. For ACER
AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number
code from 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.
Important
To scrap or to return the defective parts, you should follow the local government
ordinance or regulations on how to dispose it properly, or follow the rules set by your
regional Acer office on how to return it.
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Exploded diagram
Notebook chassis
Keyboard cover
Power button board
Media button board
Keyboard
Palm rest
Speakers
Modem jack/
USB board
EMI Shield
Cooling assembly
Fan
Fan
System board
Cooling assembly
Battery
Notebook bottom
Optical drive
Hard drive
Hard drive cover
Hard drive
Memory cover
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Notebook LCD panel
Left hinge
bracket
Left hinge
Antenna
Antenna
Webcam
LCD cable
Antenna
LCD panel
LCD front panel
LCD panel lid
Inverter
Right hinge
bracket
Right hinge
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Category
Part Name and Description
Acer Part No.
ADAPTER 120W 3PIN DELTA ADP-120ZB BBK
AP.12001.003
ADAPTER PACK 120W 3PIN W/POWER CODE
6K.W2301.001
WIRELESS ANTENNA MAIN WHITE
50.W2301.008
WIRELESS ANTENNA AUX BLACK
50.W2301.009
BATTERY PACK LI+ 9CELL 2.6AH SMP
BT.00907.006
Adapters
Antennas
Batteries
<Reviewer: This battery is not in the printout>
Boards
<Reviewer: This board is not in the printout>
INVERTER BOARD 17" YEC YNV-W10
19.TK901.004
WIRELESS LAN BOARD 512AN_MMWG SHIRLEY PEAK 5100 MM#895361
KI.SPM01.003
MODEM BOARD LITEON CONEXANT UNIZION ZION RD02-D330
A55024Z18G
54.W2301.001
TOUCH PAD BUTTON BOARD
55.W2301.001
MEDIA HIGH-END BOARD
55.W2301.002
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Category
Part Name and Description
Acer Part No.
SMALL BOARD
55.W2301.003
POWER BUTTON BOARD
55.W2301.004
CAPACITIVE BUTTON BOARD SYNAPTICS TM-01001-003
56.W2301.001
TOUCHPAD SYNAPTICS BOARD
56.W2301.002
POWER CORD 2.5A 125V USA
27.01518.781
POWER MEDIA BOARD CABLE HB IMV
50.W2301.001
FFC 6PIN 70MM VOLUME CABLE
50.W2301.002
MEDIA CABLE
50.W2301.003
TOUCHPAD CABLE 12PIN 120MM
50.W2301.004
TOUCHPAD CABLE 25PIN 140MM
50.W2301.005
MODEM CABLE
50.W2301.006
LCD CABLE
50.W2301.007
CAMERA 1.3M CHICONY CNF614121004960L
57.W2301.001
Cables
Cameras
Cases/Covers/Brackets/Assemblies
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CPU COVER
60.W2301.001
HDD COVER
60.W2301.002
LOWER CASE
60.W2301.003
MIDDLE COVER
60.W2301.004
UPPER CASE
60.W2301.005
TOUCHPAD BRACKET
60.W2301.006
VOLUME PLATE
40.W2301.001
OPTICAL BRACKET
33.W2301.001
DVD-RW RW BEZEL
60.W2301.007
HDD BRACKET
60.W2301.011
LCD BRACKET RIGHT
33.W2301.002
LCD BRACKET LEFT
33.W2301.003
LCD HINGE PACK RIGHT
33.W2301.004
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Part Name and Description
Acer Part No.
LCD HINGE PACK LEFT
33.W2301.005
CPU INTEL CORE2DUAL P8400 PGA 2.26G 3M 1066 25W
KC.84001.DPP
ASSEMBLY DVD-RW SUPER MULTI 8X SATA W/BEZEL
6M.W2301.001
ODD TSST SUPER-MULTI DRIVE 12.7MM 8X TS-L633P LF SATA W/O BEZEL
KU.00801.027
CPUs/Processors
DVD-RW Drives
;
HDDs/Hard Disk Drives
HDD MODULE 200G 7200RPM SATA
HDD 200GB 7200RPM SATA SEAGATE SATA ST9200420AS FW:3.AAA 7
KH.20001.011
VGA FAN
23.W2301.001
CPU FAN
23.W2301.002
CPU HEATSINK 1
60.W2301.008
CPU HEATSINK 2
60.W2301.008
VGA HEATSINK
60.W2301.010
Keyboard SUNREX Godzilla_IMV Internal US ORANGE COLOR
KB.INT0S.024
ASSEMBLY LCD MODULE 17.1" WUXGA W/CAMERA
6M.W2301.002
Fans
;
Heatsinks
;
Keyboards
LCD Module
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Category
Part Name and Description
Acer Part No.
LCD 17.1" WUXGA AU B170UW01 V0
LK.17005.030
LCD 17.1" WUXGA SAMSUNG LTN170CT05-G01
LK.17006.027
MAINBOARD GODZILLA-IMV P-7811FX W/O1394&MODEM&MODEM
CABLE&CPU&DIMM(PM45,DISCRETE,VRAM-SAM512MB)
MB.W050B.007
SODIMM 2G DDR3 SAMSUNG M471B5673DZ1-CF8
KN.2GB0B.005
SODIMM 2G DDR3 ELPIDA EBJ21UE8BAU0-AE-E
KN.2GB09.002
SD CARD DUMMY CARD
42.W2301.002
E-CARD DUMMY CARD
42.W2301.001
HEATSINK SCREW RUBBER
47.W2301.001
LCD SCREW RUBBER
47.W2301.002
ODD SCREW RUBBER
47.W2301.003
LCD Panel
Main Boards
Memory Cards
Miscellaneous
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Part Name and Description
Acer Part No.
SCW HEX NYL I#R-40 O#4-40 L5.5
34.00015.081
SCRW MACH WAFER M2*L3.5 ZN ROH
86.W2301.001
SCRW M2.5*5 WAFER B-ZN ROHS
86.00D47.630
SCREW M2.5*L8 NYLOK CR3+
86.00E34.738
SCRW MAC WA M2L3 BZNYLOK CR3+
86.W2301.002
SCRW MAC WAF M3*3 BZNYLOK CR3+
86.W2301.003
SCRW DOR WAF M2*4 BZNYLOK CR3+
86.W2301.004
SCRW NYLOK M2.5*L3 NI ROH
86.W2301.005
SCRW M2.5X3 NYLOK
86.W2301.006
M2.5L10 KUAOLENG THICK 1.3
86.W2301.007
SPEAKER
23.W2301.003
Screws
Speakers
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APPENDIXA
Model definition and configuration
Information not available at time of printing
173
APPENDIX A: Model definition and configuration
Model
RO
Country
Acer Part No.
Description
CPU
LCD
SO-DIMM 1
SO-DIMM 2
HDD 1 (GB)
ODD
Wireless LAN
Bluetooth
VoIP Phone
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APPENDIXB
Test compatible components
• Introduction
• Microsoft® Windows® Vista Environment Test
175
APPENDIX B: Test compatible components
Introduction
This notebook’s compatibility is tested and verified by Acer’s internal testing department.
All of its system functions are tested under Windows® XP Home, Windows® XP Pro
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 MG1 series Compatibility Test Report released by the Acer Mobile System
Testing Department.
Microsoft Windows Vista Environment Test
®
®
<Need list from Moon Cheuk>
Item
Specification
CRT Port Test
CRT Monitor
ViewSonic 19" CRT VCDTS23283-2G Monitor
ViewSonic Professional Series G220 21" Monitor
Philips 109P 19” Monitor
MAG 810FT II 19” Monitor
LCD Monitor
ViewSonic 19" LCD VA1912W Monitor
ViewSonic 20" LCD VA2012W Monitor
Samsung 22" LCD 225DW Monitor
Philips 15' 150B5 Monitor
ASUS 22” LCD MW221u monitor
EIZO 17" LCD FlexScan L586 monitor
HDMI Port Test
LCD TV
BenQ VH3243 32” HDMI LCD TV
Panasonic TC-37MPK 37" HDMI LCD TV
BenQ VL3735 LCD TV
USB Port Test
USB Mouse
Logitech USB 2.0 Mouse
Logitech Optical Mouse
Microsoft Optical Mouse
Microsoft TrackBall Optical
Logitech Marble Mouse
Logitech Performance Optical Mouse
Logitech Cordless Optical Mouse
USB Keyboard
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro
Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard Pro
Logitech Elite keyboard
Logitech Cordless Desktop LX300 Keyboard
IBM USB Numeric Keypad 33L3225
COMPAQ USB EAB Keyboard
MICROSOFT Wireless Optical Desktop 3000
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Item
Specification
USB Printer
Samsung ML 1450 Laser Printer
Epson Photo830 Printer
HP Photosmart 7960 Printer
Canon PIXMA IP2000 Printer
Lexmark Z52 Printer
HP DeskJet 840C Printer
USB Speaker
JS USB Digital Speaker J-6502
JS USB speaker USBJ268
Comodow USB 3D sound (Adapter)
YAMAHA USB Speaker MS35D
USB Scanner
Epson EXPRESSION 1600 Scanner
Canon Canonscan CS3200F
Epson USB Scanner 1660
USB Hub
D-link DU-H4 USB HUB
ATEN UH-204 USB 2.0 HUB
USB Game Pad/Joystick
ALPS USB Game Pad
Microsoft SideWinder Plug & Play GamePad
Logitech Freedom 2.4GHz cordless
Logitech WingMan USB Extreme Digital 3D Joystick
Microsoft USB Side Winder Game pad
Saitek P2500 Rumble Force Pad
Logitech WingMan Formula (warrior) Joystick
Logitech Freedom cordless joystick
USB Ethernet/Wireless LAN Adapter
Afast Ethernet Adapter USB2.0
D-Link Wireless LAN adapter,802.11a/b or b only
D-Link AirPlus DWL-120+ 2.4GHz Wireless USB Adapter
USB Storage
Zynet 2.5' External Enclosure SATA/ Usb2.0 Box
Sony 2.5" ExtERNAL BOX
Slim Kit USB 2.0 Mass Storage 2.5" HDD combo case
IO DATA 250GB eSATA HDD
SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash Drive- Micro 1.0GB
HP DL702 USB 128MB Digital Drive
Transcend USB 512MB Flash Drive
Sandisk USB 2.0 512MB Flash Drive
Pioneer DVD+-R/RW Writer
USB Modem
US Robotics Courier 56K Modem
USB Bridge Cable
Z-TEK USB 2.0 Data Bridge Cable
USB FDD
NEC FDD
IBM USB FDD
Sony USB Floppy Disk Driver
Headphone/Microphone Port Test
Headphone/Microphone
Logitech Premium Stereo Headset Headphone+Mic
Sennheiser HD202
PHILIPS headphone
Logitech Labtec Verse-524 MIC
Panasonic Earbud Headphone with Volume Control
Express Card Test
Gigabit Ethernet LAN Card
AboCom ExpressCard/34 Gigabit Ethernet
PLANEX Expresscard 1000 BASE-T Gigabit LAN
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APPENDIX B: Test compatible components
Item
Specification
Wireless LAN Card
BELKIN N1 Wireless
Card Reader Adapter
Hagiwara sys-com Compact Flash/Microdrive Adapter Express Card
AboCom ExpressCard/34 5in1 Card Reader
IEEE1394 Card
AboCom ExpressCard/54 1394B-800Mbps
AboCom ExpressCard/54 1394A-400Mbps
Bluetooth Device Test
Bluetooth Cell Phone/Headset
Sony Ericsson Bluetooth Headset
Motorola HT820 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone
Multimedia Card Test
SD/Mini SD/Micro SD Card
SanDisk Secure Digital Card 256MB
A-DATA Secure Digital Card 4GB 150X
Kingston SDHC 8GB Class6
Transcend SD 512MB
Transcend 150X Ultra Speed SD 4GB
Transcend SD HC 4GB
A-DATA 150X Turbo SD 4GB
A-DATA miniSD 512MB
KINGMAX mini SD Adapter+512MB Mini SD
Toshiba SDHC 4GB Class4
SanDisk Micro SD 6GB
TOSHIBA Micro SD 2GB
MMC/MMC Plus/MMC Pro/
RS-MMC/RS-MMC Mobile
A-DATA MultiMedia Card 256MB
A-DATA MultiMedia Card plus 1GB 200X
A-DATA RS-MMC 256MB
Transcend MMC Plus 4GB
Transcend RS-MMC 512MB
Ridata Multimedia Card PRO 256MB
Silicon Power RS-MMC Mobile 1GB
MS/MS PRO/MS PRO Duo
Sony Memory Stick Card 128MB
Sony Memory Stick Card Pro 256MB
SanDisk Memory Stick Pro Duo 256MB
SanDisk Memory Stick Pro 256MB
Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo Card 4GB+MS Adapter
Sony Memory Stick Pro MSX -2GS 2GB
SanDisk Memory Stick Pro SDMSV-512 512MB
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APPENDIXC
Online support information
179
APPENDIX C: Online support information
This section describes online technical support services available to help you repair your
Gateway notebook.
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 id 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 for all models
• User's manuals
• Training materials
• BIOS updates
• Software utilities
• Spare parts lists
• 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 Traveller’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.
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Index
A
AC adapter
connector 18
AFLASH Utility 48
application key 23
arrow keys 23
audio
adjusting volume 25
back button 24, 32
controller 10
headphone jack 17
microphone jack 17
muting 25, 32
next button 25, 32
pause button 24, 32
play button 24, 32
resolution 10
stop button 24, 32
volume down button 25
volume up button 25
B
battery
charge indicator 16
latch 19
locating 19
release latch 19
bays
hard drive 19
memory 19
BIOS
package 7
password control 7
ROM size 7
ROM type 7
supported protocols 7
vendor 7
version 7
BIOS Utility 38, 48
navigating 38
onboard device
configuration 42,
43
security 41
system security 46
Bluetooth
chipset 11
system key 24
turning off 24
turning on 24
brightness
adjusting 24, 25
system keys 25
button
Effects 34
Help 34
Properties 34
settings 34
Snapshot 35
Start camera 34
buttons
multimedia panel 20
specification 13
C
cable lock 16
cable modem 17
cache
controller 7
size 7
Camera Assistant 35
Camera Assistant Toolbar 34
Capacitive volume control 32
Caps Lock indicator 22
cards
Express Card slot 17
memory card slot 17
CD
controlling playback 24,
32
chipset
Bluetooth 11
modem 12
USB 12
wired Ethernet 11
wireless Ethernet 11
clicking 31
connections
audio 17
broadband Internet 17
cable modem 17
dial-up modem 18
digital camera 16, 17
digital video camera 17
DSL modem 17
eSATA 18
Ethernet 17
external audio 17
external diskette drive 16,
17
external speakers 17
Firewire 17
flash drive 16, 17
HDMI (TV) out 17
headphone 17
i.Link 17
IEEE 1394 17
keyboard 16, 17
microphone 17
modem (dial-up) 18
monitor (VGA) 18
mouse 16, 17
network 17
power 18
printer 16, 17
scanner 16, 17
speaker 17
specification 13
USB 16, 17
VGA 18
video camera 17
controller
audio 10
ExpressCard 10
keyboard 9
memory card reader 10
D
dial-up modem 18
digital camera
memory card reader 17
USB port 16, 17
digital video camera
IEEE 1394 port 17
directional keys 23
disc drive indicator 22
display 5
switching 24
double-clicking 31
dragging 31
drives
DVD/CD-RW 17
DVD±RW 17
hard drive 19
multi-format DVD±RW 17
status indicators 22
DSL modem 17
DVD
controlling playback 24,
32
DVD drive
drive status indicator 22
locating 17
DVD player program 32
E
Effects button 34
error symptom-to-spare part
index 147
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eSATA
jack 18
Ethernet
jack 17
ExpressCard
controller 10
external CD-ROM drive check
144
external monitor 18, 24
EZ Pad touchpad
See touchpad
F
fan 17, 18
features 2
files
opening 31
fingerprint
enrolling 26
fingerprint reader
control center 28
locating 20
password bank 29
tutorial 26
using 25
Firewire port 17
flash utility 48
Fn key 23
folders
opening 31
function keys 23
H
hard drive
bay 19
indicator 22
HDMI (TV) out jack 17
HDMI port 24
headphone jack 17
Help button 34
Hybrid Sleep
mode 24
system key 24
I
i.Link port 17
IEEE 1394 port 17
indicators
See status indicators
Instant on Audio 32
182
Instant on Video 32
intermittent problems 159
Internet chat program 33
M
Media Center 32
memory
bay 19
J
memory card reader
jacks
controller 10
locating 17
See connections
supported cards 10
jumper and connector locations
memory check 145
top view 162
microphone
K
built-in 21
jack 17
Kensington cable lock
modem
lock slot 16
cable 17
key combinations 23
chipset 12
keyboard
DSL 17
buttons 23
jack (dial-up) 18
controller 9
monitor
features 23
port 18
keys 23
using 24
locating 20
mouse
USB port 16, 17
USB port 16, 17
keyboard or auxiliary input
moving
device check 145
pointer 31
keys
screen objects 31
application 23
multimedia
panel 20, 32
arrow 23
brightness 25
mute button 25, 32
directional 23
muting sound 25, 32
Fn 23
function 23
N
Hybrid Sleep 24
navigation keys 23
LCD brightness 25
network jack 17
LCD/CRT 24
navigation 23
Num Lock
numeric keypad 23
status indicator 22
Sleep 24
system key 23
system 23
numeric keypad
system key combinations
status indicator 22
23
using 23
toggle display 24
Windows 23
O
wireless Ethernet 24
opening
files 31
L
folders 31
latch
LCD panel 16
battery 19
notebook 16
LCD panel release 16
programs 31
LCD panel
shortcut menu 31
release latch 16
switching display 24
P
LCD/CRT system key 24
password bank 29
lock
pointer
Kensington cable 16
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identifying 30
moving 31
ports
See connections
power
button 20, 24
connector 18
Hybrid Sleep mode 24
indicator 16
Sleep mode 24
status indicator 16
power system check 145
battery pack 146
power adapter 146
printer
USB port 16, 17
programs
opening 31
projector
port 18
using 24
Properties button 34
R
right-clicking 31
S
scanner
USB port 16, 17
screen objects
getting information 31
moving 31
selecting 31
scroll zone 30
security features
Kensington cable lock 16
Settings button 34
shortcut menus
accessing 31
shortcuts
opening menu 31
Sleep
mode 24
system key 24
Snapshot button 35
sound
adjusting 25
muting 25, 32
speakers
built-in 20
jack 17
specification
buttons 13
ports 13
status indicators 13
Start camera button 34
starting
programs 31
status indicator
wireless Ethernet 22
status indicators
battery charge 16
Caps Lock 22
CD drive 22
disc drive 22
drive activity 22
DVD drive 22
hard drive 22
location 20
numeric keypad 22
Pad Lock 22
power 16
specification 13
toggle on or off 24
Suspend 24
switch
wireless network 16
system
block diagram 5
check procedures 144
system keys
combinations 23
locating 23
T
television
HDMI out jack 17
top 162
touchpad
buttons 30
check 147
clicking 31
double-clicking 31
dragging screen objects
Bluetooth 24
wireless network 16, 24
turning on
Bluetooth 24
wireless Ethernet 24
wireless network 16, 24
TV out (HDMI) jack 17
U
undetermined problems 159
USB
chipset 12
USB port 16, 17
utility
BIOS 38, 48
Flash Utility 48
V
VGA port 18
video
chipset 8
core voltage 9
features 9
HDMI out jack 17
memory 8
monitor port 18
projector port 18
VGA port 18
volume
adjusting 25
muting 25, 32
system keys 25
W
webcam 21, 33
Webcam status indicator 21
Windows
key 23
Windows 2000 environment
test 176
Windows Hotstart 32
31
Windows Media Player 32
locating 20
wired Ethernet
moving pointer 30, 31
chipset 11
moving screen objects 31
wireless Ethernet
opening files, folders, and
button 24
programs 31
chipset
11
opening shortcut menu 31
status
indicator
22
right-clicking 31
wireless
network
scroll zone 30
switch 16
selecting screen objects
31
turning off
183
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