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TravelMate 610
Service Guide
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PART NO.: 49.41Q04.001
DOC. NO.: SG363-0103A
PRINTED IN TAIWAN
Revision History
Please refer to the table below for the updates made on TravelMate 610 service guide.
Date
04/172001
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Chapter
Chapter 1
Updates
Change video memory “Up to 11MB SDRAM (4MB
dedicated display cache combined with Intel(R) DVMT)"
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Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual:
IV
Screen messages
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on screen.
NOTE
Gives bits and pieces of additional
information related to the current
topic.
WARNING
Alerts you to any damage that might
result from doing or not doing specific
actions.
CAUTION
Gives precautionary measures to
avoid possible hardware or software
problems.
IMPORTANT
Reminds you to do specific actions
relevant to the accomplishment of
procedures.
Preface
Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information.
1.
This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION
decided for Acer's "global" product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product
competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e.g.
add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability). These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be covered
in this generic service guide. In such cases, please contact your regional offices or the responsible
personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details.
2.
Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date information
available on your regional web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it will
not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer
office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service
Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and
service of customer machines.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
System Specifications
1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Left Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Right Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Bottom Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Special keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Chapter 2
System Utilities
29
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Navigating the BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Basic System Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Startup Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
IDE Primary Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
IDE Secondary Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Onboard Devices Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
PCI IRQ Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
System Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Boot Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Exit Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
BIOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Executing Flash Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
System Utility Diskette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Read Panel ID Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Write Panel ID Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Thermal and Fan Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Main Board Data Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
System Diagnostic Diskette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
PQA System Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Audio Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
USB Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Smart Card Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Infrared Ray (IR) Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Running PQA Diagnostics Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Chapter 3
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
47
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Disassembly Procedure Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Removing the Hard disk drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Disassembling the Hard disk drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Removing the CD-ROM Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
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Disassembling the CD-ROM drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Removing the Extended Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Removing the Modem Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Disassembling the LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Removing the Middle Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Removing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Removing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Removing LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Removing the Inverter/LED Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Removing the LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Removing the LCD Hinges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Disassembling the Upper Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Removing the RTC Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Removing the LAN Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Removing the Upper Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Disassembling the Lower Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Removing the Smart Card Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Removing the HDD Transfer Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Removing the Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Removing the Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Removing the Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Removing the Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Removing the CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Removing the Thermal Charger Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Removing the Main board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Removing the Antenna Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Removing the Touch Pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
75
System Check Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
External Diskette Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
External CD/DVD-ROM Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Memory Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Power System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Touchpad Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Index of Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Index of AFlash BIOS Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Index of PQA Diagnostic Error Code, Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Mainboard Top Vie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Chapter 5
Jumper and Connector Information
89
Mainboard Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Hard Disk Transfer Board Top view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Hard Disk Transfer Board Bottom view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Chapter 6
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
95
Appendix A
Model Definition and Configuration
107
Appendix B
Test Compatible Components
109
Microsoft Windows 98 SE Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
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Microsoft Windows 2000 Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Windows ME Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Appendix C
Index
Online Support Information
119
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Table of Contents
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Chapter 1
System Specifications
Features
This computer was designed with the user in mind. Here are just a few of its many features:
Performance
!
Intel Coppermine/Pentium® III processor featuring Intel® SpeedStep™ technology
!
Integrated 256 KB level 2 cache
!
64-bit memory bus
!
Removable high-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
!
Removable optical drive (CD-RW or DVD-ROM is standard)
!
External USB floppy drive
!
Li-Ion battery pack
!
Power management system with ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface) control
!
Smart Card Interface with pre-boot authentication systems as security feature
!
14.1"Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal display (LCD) displaying 24-bit true-color at
1024x768 eXtended Graphics Array (XGA) resolution
!
Up to 11MB SDRAM (4MB dedicated display cache combined with Intel® DVMT2)
!
Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support
!
Supports other output display devices such as LCD projection panels for large-audience
presentations
!
"Automatic LCD dim" feature that automatically decides the best settings for your display and
conserves power
Display
Multimedia
!
16-bit high-fidelity PCI stereo audio with wavetable synthesizer
!
Built-in speakers and microphone
!
Optical drive
!
USB video capture kit option
Connectivity
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High-speed V.90 56Kbps fax/data PCI modem port
!
Fast infrared wireless communication
!
Dual USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports
!
Ethernet/Fast Ethernet port
!
Optional Bluetooth wireless communication feature
!
Optional 802.11b wireless LAN feature
1
Human-centric Design and Ergonomics
!
Sleek, smooth and stylish design
!
Full-sized keyboard
!
Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device with scroll function
!
Internet scroll key
Expansion
2
!
One Type II CardBus PC Card (formerly PCMCIA) slot
!
One SmartBus slot
!
Upgradeable memory
!
Removable drives (hard disk and optical drive)
!
EasyPort port replicator
Chapter 1
System Block Diagram
CLK GEN
DVO I/F
105 MHz
CPU
IMI 9835
0-20% EXT W/SS
GTL+ BUS
100 MHz
MEM BUS
100 MHz
SO-DIMM*2
SO-DIMM*2
512MB
512MB MAX
MAX
AGP MUXED
133 MHz
CRT
HUB I/
66MHz
JORDAN I/
50 MHz
USB0, 1
PCI BUS
33 MHz
PHY 82562EM
KINNERETH
USB2
LCD
CONN
RJ45
RJ11
XFMR
MDC
AC97
CODEC
OP-AMP
APA2020
ALC200
AC LINK
ICH2-M
LVDS
DUAL
CH
DISPLAY CACHE
1M* 32BITS
GMCH2-M
Soloano2-M
USB
CONN*2
VCH
BLUETOOTH
FROM
INT
MIC
LINE-IN/
MIC
LPC BUS 33MHz
MINIPCI SKT
IEEE 802.11
CARDBUS /
SMARTCARD
TARZAN
CARDBUS
SLOT A
SMARTCARD
CONN
ATA66
SIO/KBC
KAHUNA
FWH
DEBUG
CONN
COM/ PRT
KB
CONN
FIR/CIR
SMARTCARD
SKT
TO SPKR 2
SIDE BAY
PIDE HDD
LINE-OUT
INT MIC
TO CODEC
SPKR*2
FROM OP
TOUCH
PAD
PS/2
DAUGHTER BOARD
PORT REPLICATOR
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Board Layout
Top View
No.
4
Item
Description
No,
Item
Description
1
CN5
Video Port
16
U27
KBC/Super I/O
2
JK1
LAN/Modem Connecto
17
CN19
Internal Keyboard Connector
3
CN6
Port Replicator
18
CN22
Primary Battery Connecto
4
CN3
Line-out port
19
SW2
Mainboard Setting
5
CN4
Line-in/ MIC-in port
20
CN21
HDD Board Connector
6
CN7
USB 0 Port
21
CN18
RTC Battery Connector
7
CN8
USB 1 Port
22
UB3
BIOS ROM
8
CN2
PS/2 Port
23
CN30
Touchpad Connector
PCMCIA Socket
9
CN1
AC Adapter Connector
24
CN16
10
SW1
Cover Switch
25
CN12
FAN Connector
11
CN10
BlueTooth Connecto
26
U15
North Bridge (GMCH2M
12
U24
Display Cache
27
U14
CPU Socket
13
CN13
Bay Connector
28
CN11
LED/Inverter Board Connector
14
CN14
Mini PCI Card Connector
29
CN9
LCD Connector
15
CN17
Secondary Battery Connector
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Bottom View
No.
Item
Description
No.
U64
Description
CN24
Modem Board Connector
2
CN23
Modem Cable Connector
7
DM1
DIMM Socket 1
3
U36
VCH Controller
8
DM2
DIMM Socket 2
4
U53
LAN Controller
9
U57
Clock Generator Controller
5
U59
Card Bus Controller
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Item
1
South Bridge
5
Panel
Ports allow you to connect peripheral devices to your computer as you would with a desktop PC.
Front Panel
#
6
Icon
Item/ Port
Description
1
Display screen
Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer
output.
2
Status indicators
LEDs (light-emitting diodes) that turn on and off to show th
status of the computer and its functions and components.
3
Launch keys
Buttons for launching frequently used programs.
4
Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a
computer mouse.
5
Click buttons (left, center
and right)
The left and right buttons function like the left and right
mouse buttons; the center button serves as a scroll up/
down button.
6
Power switch
Turns on the computer power.
7
Infrared port
Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer, IRaware computers).
8
Microphone
Inputs sounds and voices into your computer.
9
Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the
computer.
10
Keyboard
Inputs data into your computer.
11
Speake
Outputs sound.
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Left Panel
#
Icon
Item/ Port
Description
1
PCMCIA (PC card) port
Connects to one Type II 16-bit PC card or 32-bit cardbus
PC card.
2
PC card eject button
Ejects PC card from the card slot.
3
Smart card slot
Slot for smart card interface with pre-boot authentication
systems.
4
Hard disk bay
Houses the computer’s removable hard disk (secured by a
screw).
5
Video capture kit slot
Accepts the video capture kit option on the left side of th
computer.
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Right Panel
#
8
Icon
Item/ Port
Description
1
Video capture kit slot
Accepts the video capture kit option on the right side of the
computer.
2
Battery bay
Houses the computer’s battery pack.
3
AcerMedia drive bay
Houses the computer’s removable media drive (CD-RW,
CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or 2nd hard disk).
4
AcerMedia drive activity light Lights up when media drive is being accessed.
5
AcerMedia drive eject button Press to eject the media drive tray.
6
AcerMedia drive emergency
eject hole
When the media drive tray cannot be ejected (i.e., using the
AcerMedia drive eject button), insert a paperclip to
manually eject the tray.
7
Security keylock
Connects to a Kensington-compatible key-based computer
security lock.
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Rear Panel
#
Icon
Item/ Port
Description
1
Power jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
2
PS/2 port
Connects to any PS/2-compatible device (e.g., PS/2
keyboard/ mouse/ keypad).
3
USB ports (two)
Connects to any Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
4
Line-in jack
Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo
walkman).
5
Speaker/ headphone-out
jack
Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers,
headphone).
6
Expansion port
I/O replicator or EasyPort expansion devices.
7
Modem port
Connects to a phone line.
8
LAN port
Connects to an Ethernet (10BaseT) or Fast Ethernet
(100BaseT)-based network.
9
External display port
Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD
projector) and displays up to 64K colors at 1280x1024
resolution.
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Bottom Panel
#
10
Icon
Item/ Port
Description
1
Serial number label
Your computer’s unique serial number.
2
AcerMedia drive bay
release latch
Unlatches to release the AcerMedia drive from its bay.
3
AcerMedia drive
Your computer’s removable media storage.
4
Personal identification
slot
Insert a business card or similar-sized identification card to
personalize your computer.
5
Battery bay
Houses the computer’s battery pack.
6
Battery release latch
Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack.
7
Hard disk drive bay
screw
Protects your hard disk against shocks.
8
Hard disk anti-shock
protection
Protects your hard disk against shocks.
9
Memory compartment
Houses the computer’s main memory.
Chapter 1
Indicators
The computer has seven easy-to-read status icons below the display screen.
The Power and Sleep status icons are visible even when you close the display cover so you can see the status
of the computer while the cover is closed.
Icon
Chapter 1
Function
Description
Wireless Communication
Lights when the Blue Tooth/ Wireless LAN capabilities are enabled.
Power
Lights when the computer is on.
Sleep
Lights when the computer enters Sleep mode.
Media Activity
Lights when the floppy drive, hard disk or EasyLink Combo drive is
active.
Battery Charge
Lights when the battery is being charged.
Caps Lock
Lights when Caps Lock is activated.
Num Lock
Lights when Num Lock is activated.
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Keyboard
The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and
twelve function keys.
Special keys
Lock keys
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
Lock key
Description
Caps Loc
When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase.
Num Lock (Fn-F11)
When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. The keys
function as a calculator (complete with the arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /). Use
this mode when you need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution would
be to connect an external keypad.
Scroll Lock (Fn-F12)
When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the
up or down arrow keys respectively. Scroll Lock does not work with some
applications.
NOTE: To access the Num Lock and Scroll Lock functions, hold the Fn key down while pressing the F11 and
F12 keys respectively.
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Chapter 1
Embedded numeric keypad
The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters
located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols
are not printed on the keys.
Desired Access
Num lock on
Num lock of
Number keys on embedded
keypad
Type numbers in a normal manner.
Cursor-control keys on
embedded keypad
Hold Shift while using cursor-control
keys.
Hold Fn while using cursor-control
keys.
Main keyboard keys
Hold Fn while typing letters on
embedded keypad.
Type the letters in a normal manner.
NOTE: If an external keyboard or keypad is connected to the computer, the Num Lock feature automatically
shifts from the internal keyboard to the external keyboard or keypad.
Windows keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Key
Windows logo key
!
Description
Start button. Combinations with this key perform shortcut functions. Below are a
few examples:
!"+ Tab (Activates next taskbar button)
!"+ E (Explores My Computer)
!"+ F (Finds Document
!"+ M (Minimizes All)
Shift + !+ M (Undoes Minimize All)
!"+ R (Displays the Run... dialog box)
Application key
Chapter 1
Opens a context menu (same as a right-click).
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Hot Keys
The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like screen
brightness, volume output and the BIOS Utility
To activate hot keys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key in the hot key combination.
Hot key
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Icon
Function
Description
Fn-l
Hot key help
Displays help on hot keys.
Fn-m
Setup
Accesses the computer’s configuration
utility
Fn-n
Power Management Scheme
Toggle
Switches the power management scheme
used by the computer (function available if
supported by operating system).
Fn-o
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep mode.
Fn-p
Display Toggle
Switches display output between the
display screen, external monitor (if
connected) and both the display screen
and external monitor.
Fn-q
Screen Blank
Turns the display screen backlight off to
save power. Press any key to return.
Fn-r
Touchpad Toggle
Turns the internal touchpad on and off.
Fn-s
Speaker Toggle
Turns the speakers on and off.
Fn-w
Volume up
Increases the speaker volume.
Fn-y
Volume down
Decreases the speaker volume.
Fn-x
Brightness up
Increases the screen brightness.
Chapter 1
Hot key
Icon
Function
Description
Fn-z
Brightness down
Decreases the screen brightness.
a Gr-Euro
Euro
Types the Euro symbol (available on some
models.
The Euro symbol
If your keyboard layout is set to United States-International or United Kingdom or if you have a keyboard with
a European layout, you can type the Euro symbol on your keyboard.
NOTE: For US keyboard users: The keyboard layout is set when you first set up Windows. For the Euro
symbol to work, the keyboard has to be set to United States-International.
To verify the keyboard type:
1.
Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel.
2.
Double-click on Keyboard.
3.
Click on the Language tab.
4.
Verify that the keyboard layout used for “En English (United States)” is set to United States-International.
If not, select and click on Properties; then select United States-International and click on OK.
5.
Click on OK.
To type the Euro symbol:
1.
Locate the Euro symbol on your keyboard.
2.
Open a text editor or word processor
3. Hold aGr and press the Euro symbol.
NOTE: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to http://www.microsoft.com/
typography/faq/faq12.htm for more information.
Launch Keys
Located at the top of the keyboard are five buttons. These buttons are called launch keys. They are
designated as P1, P2, P3, mail button and Web browser button. By default, buttons P1and P2 are users
programmable. The mail button is used to launch the email application. The LED of the mail button will flash
when the user has received an incoming email. The P3, by default is used to launch a multimedia application
that came bundled with your system. The Web browser button, by default, is used to launch your Internet
browser.
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Main board Major Chips
Item
Controller
System core logic
82815EM/ ICH2-M
Super I/O controller
Kahuna
Audio controller
ALC200
Video controller
Intel Solano2-M
IDE controller
ICH2-
Keyboard controller
Kahuna
RTC
ICH2-
PCMCIA Controller
OZ711
Processor
Item
CPU type
Specification
Intel Coppermine 800 MHz ~ 1 GHz processor with 256 Kbytes on-die L2
cache
CPU package
MBGA package
CPU core voltag
1.6V/1.35V
CPU I/O voltage
1.5V
BIOS
Item
Specification
BIOS vendor
PhoenixBIOS
BIOS version
V1.0 R00-C9
BIOS ROM type
LPC Flash ROM
BIOS ROM size
512 KB
BIOS package
32-pin TSSOP
Supported protocols
ACPI 1.0b, HDD Password, Int 13h Extensions, S4BIOS for Win98, PnP
BIOS 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.3,Simple Boot Flag 1.0, PCI 2.1
USB specification 1.0., PCI Bus Power Management interface
Specification, Boot Block, SMI 1.2, EPP/IEEE 1284, ECP/IEEE 1284 1.7
& 1.9, IrDA, PS/2 keyboard and mouse, VESA VGA BIOS, DDC-2B, CDROM bootable
BIOS password control
Set by switch, see SW2 settings
Second Level Cache
Item
Cache controlle
16
Specification
Built-in CPU
Cache size
256 KB
1st level cache control
Always enabled
2nd level cache control
Always enabled
Cache scheme control
Fixed in write-back
Chapter 1
System Memory
Item
Specification
Memory controlle
Built-in 82815E
Onboard memory size
0 MB
DIMM socket numbe
2 sockets
Supports memory size per socket
128 MB
Supports maximum memory size
256MB (128MB x 2)
Supports DIMM type
SDRAM
Supports DIMM speed
100 MHz
Supports DIMM voltage
3.3V
Supports DIMM package
144 pin so-DIM
Memory module combinations
You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they match
the above specifications.
Memory Combinations
Slot 1
Slot 2
Total Memory
0 MB
128 MB
128 MB
128 MB
0 MB
128 MB
128 MB
128 MB
256 MB
Above table lists some system memory configurations. You may combine DIMMs with various capacities to
form other combinations.
NOTE: The shipping specification for DIMM combination is 64MB in slot 1.
LAN Interface
Item
Specification
LAN Interface/Chipset
Intel ICH2-M integreated LAN controller with 82562ET PHY
Supports LAN protocol
10/100 Mbps
LAN connector type
RJ45
LAN connector location
Rear side
Wireless LAN Interface
Item
Specification
Wireless LAN interface
Mini PCI interface IEEE 802.11b LAN card
Channel support
Default channel support
Covering the FCC subset of the IEEE802.11b ISM band
Antenna diversity support
Enabled or Disabled
Enable/disable radio
Support FAA requirement
Encryption support
Support both 60(64)-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption
and 128-bit RC4 encryption
PCI configuration data
PC98/99 compliant
NOTE: The IEEE 802.11b MiniPCI card has two RF connectors mounted, identified as Main and Auxiliary
connector. Since there is only one card variant in this controlled deployment program, it is chosen that
antenna diversity can be obtained by use of an external antenna diversity switch, which is connected to
the Main RF connector, and controlled by DC-switching voltage provided through this connector
Chapter 1
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1
Modem Interface
Item
Modem Interface/Chipset
Specification
MDC interface/ Built in ICH2-M AC’97 2.1 compliant digital controller
interface
Fax modem data baud rate (bps)
14.4K
Data modem data baud rate (bps)
56K
Supports modem protocol
V.90 data modem 56K, V.90 fax modem 14.4K and digital line protection
operation
Modem connector type
RJ11
Modem connector location
Rear side
Hard Disk Drive Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & Model Name
DK23BA-10
DK23BA-20
IBM DJSA-21
IBM DJSA-220
Capacity (GB)
10
20
10
20
Bytes per sector
512
512
512
512
Logical heads
16
16
16
16
Logical sectors
63
63
63
63
Logical cylinders
16383
16383
16383
16383
Physical read/write heads
2
4
2
4
Disks
1
2
1
2
Spindle speed (RPM
4200
4200
4200
4200
Buffer size (KB)
512
2048
512
2048
Interface
IDE (ATA-5)
IDE (ATA-5)
IDE (ATA-5)
IDE (ATA-5)
Data transfer rate (disk buffer,
MB/s)
14.1-24.8
14.1-24.8
13.625-25.375
13.625-25.375
Data transfer rate (host buffer,
MB/s)
16.6 (PIO Mode-4)
5+/-5%
5+/-5%
Drive Format
Performance Specifications
66.6 (Ultra DMA Mode-4)
DC Power Requirements
Voltage tolerance
5+/-5%
5+/-5%
CD-R/W Interface
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
KME UJDA330 8X / 4X / 24X
Performance Specification
Transfer rate (KB/sec)
CAV Mode:
775~1800 blocks/sec
Mode 1:
1550~3600 kBytes/sec
Mode 2:
1768~4106kBytes/sec
Access time (typ.)
Random: 150 ms
Full Stroke: 300 ms
Rotation speed
18
5000 rp
(typ.)
Chapter 1
CD-R/W Interface
Item
Buffer memory
Specification
2 MB
Interface
ATAPI
Applicable disc format
CD-DA, CD-ROM (Mode-1, Mode-2), CD-ROM XA MODE-2 (FORM-1, FORM2), Multi-Session Photo CD, CD-I, Video CD, Enhanced CD & CD PLUS
Compatible, CD-R/W
Loading mechanis
Drawer with soft eject and emergency eject hole
Power Requirement
Input Voltage
5V
DVD-ROM Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
Toshiba SD-C2502
Performance Specification
With CD Diskette
With DVD Diskett
Transfer rate (KB/sec)
1,500KB/sec ~ 3,600KB/sec.
(FULL - CAV)
4.58MB/sec ~ 11.08MB/sec.
(FULL - CAV)
Access time (typ.)
110 ms
150 ms
Rotation speed
4800 rpm (typ.)
3700 rpm (typ.
Buffer memory
512 KB
512 KB
Interface
ATAPI
Applicable disc format
DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD-DA, CD-ROM (Mode-1, Mode-2), CD-ROM XA
MODE-2 (FORM-1, FORM-2), Multi-Session Photo CD, CD-I, Video CD,
Enhanced CD & CD PLUS Compatible, CD-R/W
Loading mechanis
Drawer with soft eject and emergency eject hole
Power Requirement
Input Voltage
5V
Audio Interface
Item
Audio controller
Specification
ALC200
Audio onboard or optional
Built-in ICH2-M
Mono or Stereo
Stereo
Resolution
16 bit
Compatibility
Windows Sound System (WSS), Microsoft PC98/PC99
Mixed sound source
Voice, Synthesizer, Line-in, Microphone, CD
Voice channel
6/16-bit, mono/stereo
Sampling rate
48 KHz
Internal microphone
Yes
Internal speaker / Quantity
Yes/ 2 pieces
Supports PnP DMA channel
DMA channel 0
DMA changel 1
Supports PnP IRQ
IRQ3, IRQ7, IRQ10, IRQ11
Video Interface
Item
Vendor & model name
Chapter 1
Specification
Intel Solano2-M
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Video Interface
Item
Chip voltage
Specification
1.8V
Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port
No
Graph interface
DVO I/F
Maximum resolution (LCD)
1024x768 (24 bit colors)
Maximum resolution (CRT)
1024x768 (24 bit colors)
Video Memory
Item
Specification
Fixed or upgradeable
W986432AH-7 SDRAM-133MHz
Video memory size
11MB
Video Resolutions Mode
Resolution
Refresh Rate
CRT Only
LCD/CRT Simultaneous
640x480x256
85
60
640x480x64K
85
60
640x480x16
85
60
800x600x256
85
60
800X600X64K
85
60
1024x768x25
60, 75
60
USB Port
Item
Specification
USB Compliancy Level
1.0
UHCI
USB 1.0
Number of USB port
2
Location
Rear side
Serial port function control
Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup
IrDA Port
Item
IrDA FIR port controller
20
Specification
Ultra I/O LPC47N252 208P
Number of IrDA FIR port
1
Location
Front side
IrDA FIR port function control
Enable/disable by BIOS Setup
Optional IrDA FIR port
(in BIOS Setup)
2F8h, 3F8h, 3E8h, 2E8
Optional IrDA FIR port IRQ
(in BIOS Setup)
IRQ3, IRQ4
Optional IrDA FIR port DRQ
(in BIOS Setup)
DRQ3, DRQ1, DRQ0
Chapter 1
PCMCIA Port
Item
Specification
PCMCIA controller
O2 Micro OZ711 CardBus controller (Tarzan)
Supports card type
Type II/I
Number of slots
One type II
One for smart card (upper with HDD frame)
Access location
Left side
Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port
No
Supports 32 bit CardBus
Yes
Smart Card CardBus Interface
Item
Specification
Power management
Compliant with ACPI-PCI Bus Power Management interface
Specification Rev 1.1
Hot insertion and removal
Enabled or Disabled
Memory access
Support Direct Memory Access for PC/PCI and PCI/Way on PC
Card socket
Data transfer
Support multiple FIFOs for PCI/CardBus data transfer
Programmable interrupt protocol
PCI, PCI+ISA, PCI/Way, or PC/PCI interrupt signaling modes
Keyboard
Item
Keyboard controller
Specification
Kahuna controlle
Keyboard vendor & model name
API
Total number of keypads
84/85/88-key
Windows 95 keys
Yes
Internal & external keyboard work
simultaneously
Yes
Battery
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
Sanyo 3UF103450P-2
SMPLO Main BTP-37D1 SMPLO Second SBC-6E1
Battery Type
Li-ion
Li-ion
Pack capacity
3300 mAH
3100 mAH
3100 mAH
Cell voltage
3.7V
3.7V
3.7V
Number of battery cell
6
6
6
Package configuration
3S-2P
3S-2P
3S-2P
Package voltage
11V
11V
11V
Chapter 1
Li-ion
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DC-AC LCD Inverter
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
Ambit T62I194.00
Sumida IV002 (IV09117/T)
Input voltage (V)
7.5 ~ 21V
12V
Input current (mA)
1000mA max
400 mA max
Output voltage (Vrms, no load)
1450Vrm
1400Vrm
Output voltage frequency (kHz
45K-80K Hz
55K-65K Hz
Output Current/Lamp
6.0 mA max
6.0 mA max
NOTE: DC-AC inverter is used to generate very high AC voltage, then support to LCD CCFT backlight user,
and is also responsible for the control of LCD brightness. Avoid touching the DC-AC inverter area while
the system unit is turned on.
NOTE: There is an EEPROM in the inverter, which stores its supported LCD type and ID code. If you replace
a new inverter or replace the LCD with a different brand, use Inverter ID utility to update the ID
information.
LCD
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
LG LP141X7
IBM ITXG77 C
Mechanical Specifications
LCD display area (diagonal, inch)
14.1
14.1
Display technology
TFT
TFT
Resolution
XGA, 1024x768
XGA, 1024x76
Supports colors
262K
262K
Brightness control
keyboard hotkey
keyboard hotkey
Contrast control
No
No
Optical Specification
Electrical Specification
Supply voltage for LCD display (V)
3.3
3.3
Supply voltage for LCD backlight
(Vrms)
725
650
AC Adapter
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
Lite-On PA-1600-02
Delta ADP-60DB
Maximum input current
1.5 A @ 90Vac
1.5 A @ 90Vac
(A, @90Vac, full load
0.9 A @ 180Vac
0.9 A @ 180Vac
Nominal frequency (Hz)
47 - 63
47 - 6
Input Requirements
22
Frequency variation range (Hz)
47 - 63
47 - 6
Nominal voltages (V)
90 - 264
90 - 264
Inrush current
The maximum inrush current will
be less than 50A and 100A when
the adapter is connected to
115Vac(60Hz) and 230Vac(50Hz)
respectively.
The maximum inrush current will be
less than 50A and 100A when th
adapter is connected to 115Vac(60Hz)
and 230Vac(50Hz) respectively.
Chapter 1
AC Adapter
Item
Efficiency
Specification
It should provide an efficiency of
83% minimum, when measured at
maximum load under 115V(60Hz).
It should provide an efficiency of 83
minimum, when measured at maximum
load under 115V(60Hz).
DC output voltage
19 +1.5/-0 V
19 +1.5/-0 V
Noise + Ripple
300m Vp-p max (20MHz
bandwidth)
300m Vp-p max (20MHz bandwidth
Load
0 A (min.)
0 A (min.)
Output Ratings (CV mode
3.16 A (max.)
3.16 A (max.)
Output Ratings (CC mode)
DC output voltage
+12V ~ +19V
+12V ~ +19V
Constant output
2.75 ± 0.2 A
2.75 ± 0.2 A
Turn-on delay time
2 sec. (@115Vac)
2 sec. (@115Vac)
Hold up time
4 ms min. (@115 Vac input, full
load)
4 ms min. (@115 Vac input, full load
Over Voltage Protection (OVP)
24 V
24 V
Short circuit protection
Output can be shorted without
damage
Output can be shorted without damage
Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
15kV (at air discharge
15kV (at air discharge)
8kV (at contact discharge)
8kV (at contact discharge)
Primary to secondary
1500 Vac (or 2121 Vdc), 10 mA for
1 second
1500 Vac (or 2121 Vdc), 10 mA for 1
second
Leakage current
0.25 mA max. (@ 254 Vac, 60Hz
0.25 mA max. (@ 254 Vac, 60Hz)
Regulatory Requirements
Internal filter meets:
Internal filter meets:
1. FCC class B requirements.
(USA)
1. FCC class B requirements. (USA)
Dynamic Output Characteristics
Dielectric Withstand Voltage
2. VDE 243/1991 class B
requirements. (German
3. CISPR 22 Class B
requirements. (Scandinavia)
2. VDE 243/1991 class B requirements.
(German
3. CISPR 22 Class B requirements.
(Scandinavia)
4. VCCI class II requirements. (Japan
4. VCCI class II requirements.
(Japan)
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Power Management
Power Saving Mode
Standby Mode
Phenomenon
!
!
!
Waiting time specified by the
System Standby value or the
operating system elapses without
any system activity
!
Closing the display cover
!
When the computer is about to
enter Hibernation mode (e.g.,
during a battery-low condition),
but the Hibernation file is invalid
or not present.
!
When customized functions for
power management are set to
Standby and the corresponding
action is taken.
!
Invoked by the operating syste
power-saving modes.
Hibernation Mode
!
When customized functions for
power management are set to
Hibernation and the
corresponding action is taken.
!
Invoked by the operating syste
power-saving modes.
Display Standby Mode
The buzzer beeps
The Sleep indicator lights up
!
All power shuts off
!
The display shuts off
!
Hard disk drive is in standby mode.
(spindle turned off)
Keyboard, built-in touchpad, and an
external PS/2 pointing device are idle
for a specified period.
Hard Disk Standby Mode
Hard disk is idle within a specifie
period of time.
Environmental Requirements
Item
Specification
Temperature
Operating
+5 ~ +35°C
Non-operating
-20 ~ +60°
Non-operating
-20 ~ +60°C (storage package)
Humidity
Operating
20% ~ 80% RH, non-condensing
Non-operating
20% ~ 90% RH, non-condensing
Non-operating
20% ~ 90% RH, non-condensing (storage package
Vibration
Operating (unpacked)
5 ~ 25.6 Hz: 0.38mm (peak to peak)
25.6 ~ 250 Hz: 0.5G
Non-operating (unpacked)
5 ~ 27.1 Hz: 0.6G
27.1 Hz ~ 50 Hz: 0.41mm (peak to peak)
50 ~ 500 Hz: 2.0G
Non-operating (packed)
5 ~ 62.6 Hz: 0.51mm (peak to peak)
62.6 ~ 500 Hz: 4G
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Chapter 1
Mechanical Specifications
Item
Specification
Dimensions
308(W) x 247(D) x 24.5~29.9(H) mm for 14.1” TFT
Weight
5 lbs for 14.1” TFT model
I/O Ports
One type II PCMCIA (PC card) slot or one SmartBus slot, two USB ports, one
PS/2 keyboard/mouse port, one RJ11 port, one RJ45 port, one VGA port, on
line-out jack, one line-in/microphone-in jack, one 100-pin port-replicator
connector
Drive Bays
Two
Material
LCD panel & lower Case: Meg-Alloy
Others of housing: Plastic
Indicators
Wireless Communication, Power-on LED, Sleep, Media Activity, Battery Status,
Caps Lock, Num Lock
Switch
Power
Memory Address Map
Memory Addres
Size
Function
00000000-0009FFFF
640 KB
Base memory
000A0000-000BFFFF
128 KB
Video memory
000C0000-000CCFFF
48 KB
Video BIOS
000CA000-000CBFFF
8 KB
I/O ROM
000E0000-000FFFFF
128 KB
System BIOS
00100000-top limited
--
Extended (DIMM) memory
04301000-04301FFF
04302000-04302FFF
4 KB
4 KB
0430000-04300FFFF
64 KB
FFFF0000-FFFFFFFF
64 KB
PCMCIA controller (slot 1)
PCMCIA controller (slot 2)
USB controller
System board extension for PnP BIOS
I/O Address Map
I/O Address
Function
000-00F
DMA controller-1
020-021
Interrupt controller-1
040-043
Timer 1
060, 064
Keyboard controller 8742 chip select
062, 066
System speaker, ACPI embedded controller
061
System speaker
070-073
System CMOS/real-time clock
081-08F
DMA page register
0A0-0A1
Interrupt controller-2
0C0-0DF
DMA controller-2
0F0-0FE
Numeric data processor
170-177
2nd EIDE device (CD-ROM) select
1F0-1F7
1st EIDE device (hard drive) select
3F8-3FF
COM1
2F8-2FF
COM1or FIR (optional)
3E8-3EF
COM1or FIR (optional)
2E8-2EF
COM1or FIR (optional)
Chapter 1
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I/O Address Map
I/O Address
376, 3F6
Function
Intel ICH2-M PCI BusMaster IDE Controller
378, 37F
Parallel port
278, 27F
Paraller port 1 (optional)
3BC-3BF
Paraller port 1 (optional)
3B0-3BB
Video Controller
3C0-3DF
3F0h-3F7
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
4D0-4D1
PCI configuration register
CF8-CFF
IRQ Assignment Map
Interrupt Channel
Function
NMI
System errors
IRQ0
System timer
IRQ1
Keyboard controller
IRQ2
Cascade
IRQ3
FIR
IRQ4
Serial port 1
IRQ5
Not used
IRQ6
Not used
IRQ7
Parallel port
IRQ8
Real time clock
IRQ9
ACPI
IRQ10
USB, SMBus, Wireless LAN
IRQ11
CardBus controller, Smart card, Internal LAN, VGA
IRQ12
PS2 pointing device
IRQ13
Numeric data processor
IRQ14
1st EIDE device (hard disk)
IRQ15
2nd EIDE device (CD-ROM drive)
DMA Channel Assignment
DMA Channel
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Function
DRQ0
Audio or FIR (optional)
DRQ1
ECP or Audio or FIR (optional)
DRQ2
Not used
DRQ3
ECP or FIR (optional)
DRQ4
Not used
DRQ5
Not used
DRQ6
Not used
DRQ7
Not used
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Chapter 2
System Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/
Output System).
Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However,
if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run Setup. Please also refer to Chapter 4
Troubleshooting when problem arises.
To activate the BIOS Utility, press F2 during POST (while the TravelMate logo is being displayed).
Navigating the BIOS Utility
There are six menu options: System Information, Basic System Settings, Startup Configuration, System
Security, Boot Options and Exit Setup.
To enter a menu, highlight the item using the cursor up/down keys, then press Enter.
Within a menu, navigate through the BIOS Utility by following these instructions:
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Use the cursor up/down keys to move between the parameters.
!
Press F5 or F6 to change the value of a parameter.
NOTE: You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in square brackets. Navigation keys are
shown at the bottom of the screen.
!
Press Enter to enter a submenu (designated by an arrow to the left of the parameter) if available
NOTE: Press Esc to exit the current sub-menu
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Press F9 to load default setup values
!
Press F10 to save your changes and exit the BIOS Utility
!
Press Esc to access the Exit menu
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System Information
The System Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information.
NOTE: The screen above is a sample and may not reflect the actual data on your computer.
The following table describes the information in this screen
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Parameter
CPU Type & Speed
Description
Describes the type of CPU installed in the system.
System Memory
Extended Memory
HDD Serial Number
Shows the serial number of the hard disk.
System BIOS Version
Shows the version number of the BIOS.
VGA BIOS Version
Shows the version number of the VGA display BIOS.
KBC Version
Serial Number
Shows the serial number of the computer.
Asset Tag Number
Shows the asset tag number of the computer.
Product Name
Shows the product name of the computer.
Manufacture Name
Shows the manufacturer of the computer.
UUID Number
Shows the universally unique identifier of your computer.
The items in this screen are important and vital information about your computer. If you experience computer
problems and need to contact technical support, this data helps our service personnel know more about your
computer.
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Basic System Settings
The Basic System Settings screen allows you to set the system date and time.
The following table describes the parameters in this screen
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Parameter
System Date
Description
Sets the system date.
Format
DDD MMM DD, YYYY
(day-of-the-week month day, year)
System Time
Sets the system time.
HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second)
Boot Display
Sets the display device when the
computer starts up.
Both or Auto
QuickBoot Mode
QuickBoot allows your computer to
skip certain tests at start-up to
speed-up the boot process.
Enable or Disable
Startup Screen
When enabled, it allows your
computer to display the compute
logo on boot-up.
Enable or Disable
Boot on LAN
When enabled, it allows your
computer to boot-up via the
network
Disabl or Enable
Hotkey Beep
Enables or disables a beep when a
hotkey is pressed.
Enable or Disable
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Startup Configuration
The Startup Configuration screen contains parameter values that define how your computer behaves on
system startup.
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested parameter settings
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Parameter
Description
Options
IDE Primary Master
Pres Enter to access the IDE Primary Master sub
menu.
IDE Secondary Master
Pres Enter to access the IDE Secondary Maste
sub-menu.
Onboard Device Configuration
Pres Enter to access the Onboard Device
Configuration sub-menu.
PCI IRQ Routing
Pres Enter to access the PCI IRQ Routing sub
menu.
Resume on LAN/ MODE
Access
When enabled, it allows your computer to resume
normal operation when network or modem access is
available.
Enabled or Disabled
Reset Configuration Dat
Select Yes to clear the Extended Syste
Configuration Data.
Yes or No
CPU Power Management Mode
Set to auto to allow power management of the CPU.
Auto or Disabled
SpeedStep (TM) Mode
Intel SpeedStep technology allows your computer t
automatically adjust the CPU speed depending on the
power source.
Recommended
Maximum Performance
Battery Optimized
Reversed
Disabled
Display Cache
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When enabled, it allows VGA local memory control for
the display cache.
Disable or Enable
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IDE Primary Master
The IDE Primary Master sub-menu contains parameters related to the primary hard disk.
CAUTION: The parameters in this screen are for advanced users only. Typically, you do not need to change
the values in this screen. The default setting of Auto optimizes all the settings for your hard disk.
IDE Secondary Master
The IDE Secondary Master sub-menu contains parameters related to the AcerMedia bay drive.
CAUTION: The parameters in this screen are for advanced users only. Typically, you do not need to change
the values in this screen. The default setting of Auto optimizes all the settings for your AcerMedia bay
drive.
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Onboard Devices Configuration
The Onboard Devices Configuration sub-menu contains parameters that are related to computer hardware.
CAUTION: The parameters in this screen are for advanced users only. Typically, you do not need to change
the values in this screen because these values are already optimized.
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested parameter settings
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Parameter
Serial Port
Description
Options
Enables or disables the serial port.
Enable or Disable
When enabled, you can set the base I/O address and
interrupt request (IRQ) of the serial port.
3F8/ IRQ 4,
2F8/ IRQ 3,
3E8/ IRQ 4 or
2E8/ IRQ 3
IrDA FIR
Enables or disables the infrared port.
Enable or Disable
When enabled, you can set the base I/O address,
interrupt request (IRQ) and direct memory access
(DMA) channel of the infrared port.
2F8/ IRQ 3,
3E8/ IRQ 4,
2E8/ IRQ 3 or
3F8/ IRQ 4
DMA 3 or DMA 1
Parallel Port
Enables or disables the parallel port.
Enable or Disable
When enabled, you can set the base I/O address,
interrupt request (IRQ) and operating mode of the
parallel port. When the operating mode is set to ECP,
you can set the DMA channel of the parallel port.
Bi-directional, EPP, ECP or
Output only
378, 278 or 3BC
IRQ 7 or IRQ 5
DMA 1 or DMA 3
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PCI IRQ Routing
The PCI IRQ Routing sub-menu allows you to set IRQs for PCI devices.
CAUTION: The parameters in this screen are for advanced users only. Typically, you do not need to change
the values in this screen because these values are already optimized.
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System Security
The System Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from
unauthorized use.
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested parameter settings
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Parameter
Set Supervisor Password
Description
Options
When set, this password protects the BIOS Utility and
Notebook Manager from unauthorized use.
Press Enter to set this password.
Set User Password
When set, this password protects the computer from
unauthorized use.
Press Enter to set this password (requires the Supervisor
Password to be set first).
Password on boot
When enabled, a password is requested when the syste
boots up.
Set Primary Hard Disk
Password
When set, this password protects your hard disk fro
unauthorized access.
Processor Serial Numbe
The Pentium III processor includes a unique serial numbe
which allows individual CPUs to be identified. You can turn off
this feature by setting this parameter to Disabled.
Enable or Disable
Press Enter to set this password.
Disable or Enable
Setting a Password
Follow these steps:
1.
Use the cursor up/ down keys to highlight a password parameter (Setup, Power-on or Hard Disk) and
press the Enter key. The password box appears.
2.
Type a password. The password may consist of up to seven characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9).
3.
Press Enter. Re-type the password to verify your first entry and press Enter.
4.
After setting the password, the computer automatically sets the chosen password parameter to Present.
Removing a Password
Should you want to remove a password, do the following:
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1.
Use the cursor up/ down keys to highlight a password parameter (Setup, Power-on or Hard Disk) and
press the Enter key. The password box appears.
2.
Enter the current password and press Enter.
3.
Press Enter twice without entering anything in the new field and confirm password fields to remove the
existing password.
NOTE: When you want to remove the Hard Disk (or 2nd Hard Disk) password, you are prompted for the current
Hard Disk password before it is removed.
Changing a Password
To change a password, follow these steps:
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Remove the current password. See “Removing a Password” on page 36.
!
Set a new password. See “Setting a Password” on page 36.
Boot Options
The Boot menu contains parameter values that determine in what order the bootable devices in your computer
start-up.
Setting the Boot Drive Sequence
Use the cursor up/ down keys to select a boot device, then press F5 or F6 to change its order. Items with a +
sign can be further expanded.
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Exit Setup
This menu contains exit options.
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested parameter settings
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Parameter
Exit Saving Changes
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Description
Saves your changes and exits the BIOS Utility.
Exit Discarding Changes
Discards your changes and exits the BIOS Utility.
Load Setup Defaults
Loads default settings for all setup parameters.
Discard Changes
Discards your changes.
Save Changes
Saves your changes.
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BIOS Flash Utility
The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions:
!
New versions of system programs
!
New features or options
Use the AFlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM.
NOTE: Do not install memory-related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when you use AFlash.
NOTE: This program contains a readme.txt file. This readme.txt file will introduce on how to use AFlash utility.
Executing Flash Program
IMPORTANT:If this diskette is not bootable, do the following actions before you use it:
1.
Create a bootable disk.
2.
Copy all AFlash files into this bootable diskette.
3.
Put the bootable disk into TravelMate 610 series module, then reboot.
IMPORTANT:Never turn off the system power while Flash BIOS is programming. This will damage your
system.
4. After Flash BIOS is done, reboot the system.
NOTE: If there are any problems occurred during BIOS update, see for troubleshooting.
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System Utility Diskette
This utility diskette is for the Acer TravelMate 610 notebook machine. It provides the following functions:
1.
Read Panel ID Setting
2.
Write Panel ID Utility
3.
Thermal and Fan Utility
4.
Main Board Data Utility
To use this diskette, first boot from this diskette, then a “Microsoft Windows 98 Startup Menu” prompt you to
choose the testing item. Follow the instructions on screen to proceed.
NOTE: This program contains a readme.txt file. This readme.txt file will introduce each test utility and its
functions.
IMPORTANT:If this diskette is not bootable, do the following actions before you use it:
1.
Do system transfers.
2.
Copy the following files to A:\.
HIMEM.SYS
RAMDRIVE.SYS
Read Panel ID Setting
This function will display registered information on the panel ID of Acer TravelMate 610 series. Then, Panel ID
is set to EEPROM.
Write Panel ID Setting
This function will write a default LCD panel ID into EEPROM.
Thermal and Fan Utility
1.
Set Thermal Setting
This function will write the default value into EEPROM.
2.
Read Thermal
This function will display current system temperature and CPU temperature.
First, the default of thermal range is displayed. For the system temperature, it ranges from 35 to 87 and for the
CPU temperature, it is limited to 110. A CPU temperature below 110 is considered as normal temperature.
3.
Test Fan
The test item includes fan off test then it will proceed testing the fan for three different ranges of rpm. That is,
over 4000 rpm, below 6000 rpm and finally, over 6000 rpm. If these tests succeed, the "PASS" message
appears on the screen.Otherwise, an error message is displayed.
Main Board Data Utility
1.
Default Setting
The utility provides a strong function which can set all default settings to our EEPROM; such as Panel ID,
Thermal Setting, Product Name and Product Manufacture.
NOTE: Product Name should be written as default "TravelMate 610" because remote control of
scrollbar(option item) will only identify the Product Name as TravelMate 610.
2.
Read Mother board Data
This provides the detailed information of mother board data. That includes Product Name, Manufacture
Name, UUID, and serial number.
3.
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Write Manufacture name
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It is allowed to input 4 bytes on the manufacture name and will revise the record into EEPROM automatically.
4.
Write MBD UUID
The MBD includes 32 bytes stored in EEPROM. There are two sub-functions:
5.
a.
Create and write a new UUID
This function is used when the original UUID is lost or damaged.
b.
Write UUID by user keyin
This function is used when the original UUID is kept. The user can use "Read Main Board Data"
function before to get it and have stored it.
Write MBD serial number
This function allows to write 19 bytes MBD serial number by user keyin. The serial number can be found on
the backside of the machine.
a.
Create and write a new UUID
This function is used when the original UUID is lost or damaged.
b.
Write UUID by user keyin This function is used when the original UUID is kept. User may use “Read Main Board Data” function
first to keep the UUID.
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System Diagnostic Diskette
IMPORTANT: 1The diagnostics program here that we used is called PQA (Product Quality Assurance) and is
provided by Acer Headquarters. You can utilize it as a basic diagnostic tool. To get this program,
either download it from http://csd.acer.com.tw or find it in the TravelMate 610 service CD kit.
To better fit local service requirements, your regional office MAY have other diagnostic program.
Please contact your regional offices or the responsible personnel/channel to provide you with further
technical details.
NOTE: This program contains a readme.txt file. This readme.txt file will introduce each test and its functions.
This diagnostic program is designed to perform the following diagnostic tools for Acer TravelMate 610
notebook machine. It provides the following functions.
1.
PQA Test
2.
Audio Test
3.
USB Test
4.
Smart Card Test
5.
IR Test
6.
Exit
To use this diskette, first boot from this diskette, then a “System Diagnostic Disk Menu” prompts you to choose
the testing item. Follow the instructions on screen to proceed.
IMPORTANT:If this diskette is not bootable, do the following actions before you use it:
1.
Do system transfers.
2.
Copy the following files to A:\
HIMEM.SYS
RAMDRIVE.SYS
CHOICE.COM
MSCDEX.EXE
PQA System Diagnostics
NOTE: This PQA diagnostics program will test Acer TravelMate 610 notebook series’ hardware peripherals.
1.
When you select One Test, Test command (F2 key) will only work in the first-level menu (Item Test), if you
are in sub-level menu, please press ESC to return to upper-level (Item Test) menu.
2.
Use Space Bar to select/ deselect a testing item.
3.
When testing is done, there will be a testing report, where you could find out whether the testing is
successful or not.
Audio Test
The item consists of 3 tests:
1.
Config & CD_Play Test
Insert Audio CD (with Root_directory) into CD-ROM. Press "a" once to stop the CD from playing and then
press any key to exit this test.
2.
Loopback Test:
You have to attach "loop_line" into line-in and line-out port on the rear panel of TravelMate 610 for this test.
You will see a "PASS" message if test is successful.
3.
Built_in Micro_phone test:
Make any sound after pressing enter. Then the machine will start to record the sound you made for about five
second, and play it. Please take out "loop_line" before executing the test.
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New added description. Please pay attention to it.
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4.
Exit to main menu:
USB Test
This function will test USB Connect/Disconnect of TravelMate 610 notebook series.
UHCI/OHCI test utility:
1.
Please prepare a USB device such as USB mouse, USB keyboard, USB floppy diskette or USB modem,
and leave the USB ports disconnected.
NOTE: The diagnostic program will not be interrupted by disconnecting the USB diskette.
2.
The program will dynamically detect the incoming device for 2 USB ports. Plug the USB connector on the
first USB port, then un-plug it (connect at one time and disconnect at another time). To continue testing
the second USB port, repeat the connect/disconnect procedure.
The testing program will show an account of connection/disconnection if every step is doing right.
Consequently, a "PASS" message appears on the screen, otherwise, it displays "FAIL".
Smart Card Test
Insert Smart Card into the socket of the left panel. If it is doing well, the message "PASSED!!!" will be shown on
the screen.
Infrared Ray (IR) Test
This function will test Infrared Ray of Acer TravelMate 610 series. Following are the steps:
1.
Please prepare 2 machines. Choose "Test_program for Server" for one of the machines and choose "1"
for Baud_Rate.
2.
Choose "Test_program for Client" for the other machine.
3.
Make the IR ports of the 2 machines close, then, after the detection between the two machines, the pass
or fail message will appear on the screen.
Running PQA Diagnostics Program
PQA
Diag
Vx_x
Result
SysInfo
Option
xx-xx-xx
Exit
Press →← to move around the main menu. Press Enter to enable the selected option. The main options are
Diag, Result, SysInfo, Option and Exit.
The Diag option lets you select testing items and times.
The following screen appears when you select Diag from the main menu.
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PQA
Vx_x
Result
Diag
SysInfo
xx-xx-xx
Option
Exit
Diag
ONE
MULTI
FULL
QUICK
TEST
TEST
TEST
TEST
One Test performs a single test and Manual checks the selected test items in sequence.
Multi Test performs multiple tests of the selected items and check the selected test items in sequence.
Full Test performs all test items in detail for your system.
Quick Test performs all test items quickly for your system.
The screen below appears if you select Multi Test.
PQA
PQA
Diag
Diag
Vx_x
Vx_x
Result
Result
Diag
Diag
ONE
One
MULTI
Multi
FULL
QUICK
SysInfo
SysInfo
xx-xx-xx
xx-xx-xx
Option
Option
Exit
Exit
TEST
TEST
TEST
TEST
TEST
TEST
TEST COUNT VALUE (1...9999) 1
Specify the desired number of tests and press Enter.
After you specify the number of tests to perform, the screen shows a list of test items (see below).
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PQA
Result
Diag
Diag
Items
MANUALTest
TEST
[ ] System
AUTO
TESTBoard
[ ] Memory
[ ] Keyboard
[ ] Video
[ ] Parallel Port
[ ] Serial Port
[ ] Diskette Drive
[ ] Hard Disk
[ ] CD-ROM
[ ] Coprocessor
[ ] Pointing Dev.
[ ] Cache
Vx_x
SysInfo
Option
xx-xx-xx
Exit
SPACE: mark/unmark selecting item
ESC : return to upper menu
F2
: test the marked item(s)
ENTER: open sub-item’s menu
Test Times = 1
Move the highlight bar from one item to another. Press Space to enable or disable the item. Press Enter to
view the available options of each selected item. Press Esc to close the submenu.
The right corner screen information gives you the available function keys and the specified test number.
!
Space: Enables/disables the item
!
ESC: Exits the program
!
F1: Help
!
F2: Tests the selected item(s)
!
Enter: Opens the available options
Test Times: Indicates the number of tests to perform.
NOTE: The F1 and F2 keys function only after you finish configuring the Test option.
!
NOTE: When any errors are detected by diagnostic program, refer to “Index of PQA Diagnostic Error Code,
Message” on page 87 for troubleshooting.
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Chapter 3
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for
maintenance and troubleshooting.
To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools:
!
Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat to prevent electrostatic discharge
!
Flat-bladed screwdriver
!
Phillips screwdriver
!
Hexagonal screwdriver
!
Plastic stick
NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the
screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatches when putting back the components.
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General Information
Before You Begin
Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following:
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1.
Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals.
2.
Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system.
Chapter 3
Disassembly Procedure Flowchart
The flowchart on the succeeding page gives you a graphical representation on the entire disassembly
sequence and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you
want to remove the system board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly
frame in that order.
START
Battery
2xA
2xB
1xA
(on the rear)
3 keyboard latches
Memory/
Modem
Cover
HDD Cover
2xA
Modem
Cable
HDD
Module
Memory
1xB
DVD-ROM
(on the backside)
*Optional Item:
CDR/W,
Secondary HDD,
Secondary Battery
Keyboard
Cable
Middle
Cover
2xB
(on the back)
2xB
LCD FPC
Cable
RTC battery
cable
Modem
RTC
battery
Inverter
Cable
Keyboard
LCD
Module
Touchpad
Cable
3 Mylar
Left
Antenna
Connecotor
3xB
Right
Antenna
Connecotor
LCD Bezel
1xA
1xA
Inverter/
LED Board
EMI
Bracket
802.11
Module
10 x B
4xA
LCD
LCD FPC
Cable
2xB
LCD
Hinge
LCD Panel
Upper Case
(Next Page)
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0k000007 Rev. 0A
CZ2 L
001114 Rev. A
Upper Case
Left
Antenna
Board
1 x A
Right
Antenna
Board
1 x A
Touchpad
Frame
Main Unit
Touchpad
Button
0k000008 Rev. 0A
CZ2 R
001114 Rev. A
Touchpad
Scroll
Key
1 x A
Fan Cable
4 x C
Thermal
Charger
Bracket
Microphone
Cable
Speaker
L/R Cable
Smart Card
FFC Cable
Thermal
Module
2 x B
Fan
2 x A
2 x A
Left
Speaker
Right
Speaker
Locker
CPU
1 x A
Smart Card
Bracket
3 x A
HDD
Transfer
Board
Main board
Front Panel
Lower Case
Screw List
Item
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Part No.
Description
A
86.9A322.3R0
Screw M2 * 3
B
86.9A353.6R0
Screw M2.5 * 6
C
86.00938.220
CPU Screw
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Removing the Battery Pack
1.
To remove the battery pack, push the battery release button inward.
2.
Slide the battery pack out of the machine.
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Removing the Hard disk drive Module
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
To remove the hard disk drive, first remove the screw from the hard disk drive bezel, then remove the
cover.
3.
Then carefully remove the hard disk drive module from the machine.
Disassembling the Hard disk drive Module
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Hard disk drive Module” on page 52
3.
Remove the two screws from back side of the hard disk drive module then slide the hard disk drive out
from the hard disk drive out from the bracket .
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4.
Disconnect the connector from the hard disk drive module.
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Removing the CD-ROM Drive Module
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
Push the CD-RW release button forward, then slide the CD-RW drive out from the machine at the same
time.
Disassembling the CD-ROM drive Module
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the CD-ROM Drive Module” on page 54
3.
Remove the four screws, as shown, then detach the bracket from the CD-RW drive.
4.
Remove the two screws then detach the CD-RW bay transfer board from the CD-RW drive.
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Removing the Extended Memory
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
To remove the extended memory from the machine, first loosen two screws from the memory cover.
3.
Then lift the cover off and remove it from the main unit.
4.
Push out the latches on both sides of the socket and pull the memory module from the socket.
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Removing the Modem Board
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Extended Memory” on page 55
3.
Remove two screws from the modem board and then remove the modem board from the main board at
CN17.
4.
Disconnect the modem cable from the modem board carefully.
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Disassembling the LCD
1.
To avoid the risk of the LCD damage, we suggest you to place the protected Mylar film on the LCD
surface before disassembly.
Removing the Middle Cover
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
To remove the middle cover, first remove the two screws from the middle cover on the rear panel.
3.
Push the LCD module to an angle of 135 degrees,as shown, to release the middle cover from left to right.
4.
Pull the middle cover and lift it away.
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Removing the Keyboard
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
To remove the keyboard, first remove the screw from the main unit.
4.
Pull the three latches downward to lift the keyboard upward and expose it.
5.
Disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board at CN20, then carefully remove the keyboard from
the main unit.
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Removing the LCD Module
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
Remove the two screws from the LCD FPC cable and then disconnect the LCD FPC cable from the
mainboard.
5.
Disconnect the inverter cable from the main board at CN10.
6.
Remove the two screws from the backside of the unit as shown, and then remove the LCD module from
the main unit.
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Removing LCD Bezel
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
Remove three LCD plugs and then the three screws from the LCD bezel.
6.
Snap off the LCD bezel carefully then remove the LCD bezel from the module.
Removing the Inverter/LED Board
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
See “Removing LCD Bezel” on page 60
6.
To remove the inverter board, remove the screw from the inverter then detach it from the LCD panel.
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7.
Disconnect the LCD power cable from the inverter.
8.
Disconnect the inverter cable from the inverter.
Removing the LCD
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
See “Removing LCD Bezel” on page 60
6.
See “Removing the Inverter/LED Board” on page 60
7.
Remove four screws from both sides of the LCD.
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8.
Then remove the LCD from the LCD panel.
9.
Gently remove the ESD tape and disconnect the LCD coaxial cable from the LCD.
Removing the LCD Hinges
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
See “Removing LCD Bezel” on page 60
6.
See “Removing the Inverter/LED Board” on page 60
7.
See “Removing the LCD” on page 61
8.
To remove the LCD hinges, first remove two screws from the LCD hinges.
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9.
Then remove the two LCD hinges from the LCD panel.
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Disassembling the Upper Case
Removing the RTC Battery
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
Remove the RTC Battery from the main board gently.
Removing the LAN Board
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
To remove the LAN board, disconnect the left and right antenna connectors from the wireless LAN board
carefully.
6.
Remove the screw and then detach the EMI bracket from the main unit.
Chapter 3
7.
Remove the wireless LAN board from the main board.
8.
Disconnect the touchpad cable from the main board at CN18.
Removing the Upper Case
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
See “Removing the LAN Board” on page 64
6.
To remove the upper case, first remove the eleven screws from the backside of the main unit.
7.
Then detach the upper case of the main unit carefully.
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Disassembling the Lower Case
Removing the Smart Card Bracket
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
See “Removing the LAN Board” on page 64
6.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 65
7.
To remove the smart card bracket, first disconnect the smart card FPC cable from the HDD transfer board.
8.
Remove two screws then detach the smart card bracket from the lower case.
Removing the HDD Transfer Board
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
See “Removing the LAN Board” on page 64
6.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 65
7.
See “Removing the Smart Card Bracket” on page 66
Chapter 3
8.
To remove the HDD transfer board, first disconnect the right speaker cable and microphone cables from
the HDD transfer board.
9.
Disconnect the left cable from the HDD transfer board.
10. Remove three screws on the HDD transfer board from the main board and detach HDD transfer board.
Removing the Microphone
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
See “Removing the LAN Board” on page 64
6.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 65
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7.
Remove the microphone from the lower case.
Removing the Speakers
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
See “Removing the LAN Board” on page 64
6.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 65
7.
Remove the two screws on the right speaker and one screw on the left speaker channel and detach the
left and right speakers from the lower case.
Removing the Front Panel
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
See “Removing the LAN Board” on page 64
6.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 65
Chapter 3
7.
See “Removing the Smart Card Bracket” on page 66
8.
See “Removing the HDD Transfer Board” on page 66
9.
Remove the front panel from the lower case.
Removing the Fan
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
See “Removing the LAN Board” on page 64
6.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 65
7.
Disconnect the fan cable from the main board.
8.
Remove the four screws then detach the thermal module from the main board.
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9.
Remove the two screws then detach the fan from the thermal module.
Removing the CPU
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
See “Removing the LAN Board” on page 64
6.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 65
7.
See “Removing the Fan” on page 69
8.
To remove the CPU, use the flat screwdriver to release the screw carefully and then remove the CPU from
the CPU socket.
Removing the Thermal Charger Bracket
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
See “Removing the LAN Board” on page 64
6.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 65
Chapter 3
7.
Remove the screw as shown here and then detach the thermal charger bracket from the main board.
Removing the Main board
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
See “Removing the LAN Board” on page 64
6.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 65
7.
See “Removing the HDD Transfer Board” on page 66
8.
See “Removing the Fan” on page 69
9.
See “Removing the CPU” on page 70
10. See “Removing the Thermal Charger Bracket” on page 70
11. Remove the main board from the lower case gently.
Removing the Antenna Boards
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
See “Removing the LAN Board” on page 64
6.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 65
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7.
Remove the two screws as shown then detach the left and right antenna boards from the upper case.
Removing the Touch Pad
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 51
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 57
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 58
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 59
5.
See “Removing the LAN Board” on page 64
6.
See “Removing the Upper Case” on page 65
7.
Detach the touch pad frame from the upper case carefully then disconnect the touch pad cable from the
touch pad board.
Chapter 3
8.
Remove the touch pad board from the upper case.
9.
Remove the touch pad button and scroll key from the upper case.
10. Then, remove the touch pad FPC cable from the upper case.
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Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems.
NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or
modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses.
1.
Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible.
2.
Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating
the same operation.
3.
Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which page to go to.
Symptoms (Verified)
Go To
Power failure. (The power indicator does not go on or
stay on.)
“Power System Check” on page 77.
POST does not complete. No beep or error codes are
indicated.
“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message ” on page
79 “Undetermined Problems” on page 86
POST detects an error and displayed messages on
screen.
“Error Message List” on page 79
The diagnostic test detected an error and displayed a
FRU code.
“Running PQA Diagnostics Progra ” on page 43
Other symptoms (i.e. LCD display problems or others).
“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message ” on page
79
Symptoms cannot be re-created
(intermittent problems).
Use the customer-reported symptoms and go to “PowerOn Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on page 79
“Intermittent Problems” on page 86
“Undetermined Problems” on page 86
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System Check Procedures
External Diskette Drive Check
Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is
required.
NOTE: Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause
damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail.
Do the following to select the test device. See “Running PQA Diagnostics Program” on page 43 for details.
1.
Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the PQA program (See “Running PQA Diagnostics Program”
on page 43).
2.
Go to the diagnostic Diskette Drive in the test items.
3.
Press F2 in the test items.
4.
Follow the instructions in the message window.
If an error occurs with the internal diskette drive, reconnect the diskette connector on the main board.
If the error still remains:
1.
Reconnect the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module.
2.
Replace the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module.
3.
Replace the main board.
External CD/DVD-ROM Drive Check
Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD/DVD-ROM. Make sure that the CD/DVDROM does not have any label attached to it. The label can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive
to fail.
Do the following to select the test device:
1.
Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the PQA program (refer to “Running PQA Diagnostics
Program” on page 43.
2.
Go to the diagnostic CD/DVD-ROM in the test items.
3.
Press F2 in the test items.
4.
Follow the instructions in the message window.
If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the main board. If the error still remains:
1.
Reconnect the external diskette drive/CD/DVD-ROM module.
2.
Replace the external diskette drive/CD/DVD-ROM module.
3.
Replace the main board.
Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check
Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested.
If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected character appears, make sure that the flexible cable
extending from the keyboard is correctly seated in the connector on the main board.
If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test. See “Running PQA Diagnostics Program”
on page 43 for details.
If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU:
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1.
Reconnect the keyboard cables.
2.
Replace the keyboard.
3.
Replace the main board.
The following auxiliary input devices are supported by this computer:
!
Numeric keypad
!
External keyboard
If any of these devices do not work, reconnect the cable connector and repeat the failing operation.
Memory Check
Memory errors might stop system operations, show error messages on the screen, or hang the system.
1.
Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the PQA program (please refer to “Running PQA Diagnostics
Program” on page 43.
2.
Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items.
3.
Press F2 in the test items.
4. Follow the instructions in the message window.
NOTE: Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. A loose connection can cause an error.
Power System Check
To verify the symptom of the problem, power on the computer using each of the following power sources:
1.
Remove the battery pack.
2.
Connect the power adapter and check that power is supplied.
3.
Disconnect the power adapter and install the charged battery pack; then check that power is supplied by
the battery pack.
If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate power supply check in the following list:
!
“Check the Power Adapter” on page 77
!
“Check the Battery Pack” on page 77
Check the Power Adapter
Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power
adapter cable. See the following figure
Pin 1: +19 to +20.5V
Pin 2: 0V, Ground
1.
If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adapter.
2.
If the voltage is within the range, do the following:
!
Replace the main board.
!
If the problem is not corrected, see “Undetermined Problems” on page 86.
!
If the voltage is not correct, go to the next step.
NOTE: An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate a defect.
3.
If the power-on indicator does not light up, check the power cord of the power adapter for correct
continuity and installation.
4.
If the operational charge does not work, see “Check the Battery Pack” on page 77.
Check the Battery Pack
To check the battery pack, do the following:
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1.
Power off the computer.
2.
Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery terminals 1(ground) and 7(BT+). See
the following figure
7
5
3
1
3.
6
4
2
If the voltage is still less than 7.2 Vdc after recharging, replace the battery.
To check the battery charge operation, use a discharged battery pack or a battery pack that has less than 50%
of the total power remaining when installed in the computer.
If the battery status indicator does not light up, remove the battery pack and let it return to room temperature.
Re-install the battery pack.
If the charge indicator still does not light up, replace the battery pack. If the charge indicator still does not light
up, replace the main board.
Touchpad Check
If the touchpad doesn’t work, do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU:
1.
Reconnect the touchpad cables.
2.
Replace the touchpad.
3.
Replace the main board.
After you use the touchpad, the pointer drifts on the screen for a short time. This self-acting pointer movement
can occur when a slight, steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. This symptom is not a hardware
problem. No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time.
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Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message
The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is
listed first.
NOTE: Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU/Action column, if the FRU
replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU.
This index can also help you determine the next possible FRU to be replaced when servicing a computer.
If the symptom is not listed, see “Undetermined Problems” on page 86.
The following lists the error messages that the BIOS displays on the screen and the error symptoms classified
by function.
NOTE: Most of the error messages occur during POST. Some of them display information about a hardware
device, e.g., the amount of memory installed. Others may indicate a problem with a device, such as the
way it has been configured.
NOTE: If the system fails after you make changes in the BIOS Setup Utility menus, reset the computer, enter
Setup and install Setup defaults or correct the error.
Index of Error Messages
Error Message List
Error Messages
Failure Fixed Disk
FRU/Action in Sequence
Reconnect hard disk drive connector.
“Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
Hard disk drive
Main Board
Stuck Key
see Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 76 .
Keyboard error
see Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 76.
Keyboard Controller Failed
see Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 76.
Keyboard locked - Unlock key switch
Unlock external keyboard
Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run
Setup
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
BIOS ROM
Main Board
System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
DIMM
Main Board
Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
DIMM
Main Board
System battery is dead - Replace and run
Setup
Replace RTC battery and Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure
system time, then reboot system.
System CMOS checksum bad - Default
configuration used
RTC battery
System timer error
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
RTC battery
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
Main Board
Real time clock error
RTC battery
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
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Error Message List
Error Messages
Previous boot incomplete - Default
configuration used
FRU/Action in Sequence
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
RTC battery
Main Board
Memory size found by POST differed from
CMOS
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
Diskette drive A error
Check the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in BIOS
Setup Utility
DIMM
Main Board
See “External Diskette Drive Check” on page 76.
Incorrect Drive A type - run SETUP
Check the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in BIOS
Setup Utility
System cache error - Cache disable
Main Board
CPU ID:
Main Board
See “External Diskette Drive Check” on page 76.
DMA Test Failed
DIMM
Main Board
Software NMI Failed
DIMM
Main Board
Fail-Safe Timer NMI Failed
DIMM
Main Board
Device Address Conflict
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
RTC battery
Main Board
Allocation Error for device
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
RTC battery
Main Board
Failing Bits: nnn
DIMM
BIOS ROM
Main Board
Fixed Disk n
None
Invalid System Configuration Data
BIOS ROM
I/O device IRQ conflict
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
Main Board
RTC battery
Main Board
Operating system not found
Enter Setup and see if fixed disk and drive A: are properly
identified.
Diskette drive
Hard disk drive
Main Board
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Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message
Error Message List
No beep Error Messages
No beep, power-on indicator turns off and LCD
is blank.
FRU/Action in Sequence
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 77.
Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly.
Reconnect the DIMM.
LED board.
Main Board.
No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD
is blank.
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 77.
Reconnect the LCD connector
Hard disk drive
LCD inverter I
LCD cabl
LCD Inverter
LCD
Main Board
No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD
is blank. But you can see POST on an
external CRT.
Reconnect the LCD connectors.
LCD inverter I
LCD cable
LCD inverter
LCD
Main Board
No beep, power-on indicator turns on and a
blinking cursor shown on LCD during POST.
Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly.
No beep during POST but system runs
correctly.
Speake
Main Board
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Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message
No beep Error Messages
No beep, power-on indicator turns off and LCD
is blank.
FRU/Action in Sequence
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 77.
Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly.
Reconnect the DIMM.
LED board.
Main Board.
No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD
is blank.
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 77.
Reconnect the LCD connector
Hard disk drive
LCD inverter I
LCD cabl
LCD Inverter
LCD
Main Board
No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD
is blank. But you can see POST on an
external CRT.
Reconnect the LCD connectors.
LCD inverter I
LCD cable
LCD inverter
LCD
Main Board
No beep, power-on indicator turns on and a
blinking cursor shown on LCD during POST.
Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly.
No beep during POST but system runs
correctly.
Speake
Main Board
Main Board
LCD-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
LCD backlight doesn't work
Action in Sequence
LCD is too dark
Enter BIOS Utility to execute “Load Setup Default Settings”, then
reboot system.
LCD brightness cannot be adjusted
Reconnect the LCD connectors.
LCD contrast cannot be adjusted
Keyboard (if contrast and brightness function key doesn't work).
LCD inverter I
LCD cabl
LCD inverter
LCD
Main Board
Unreadable LCD screen
Reconnect the LCD connector
Missing pels in characters
LCD inverter I
Abnormal screen
LCD cabl
Wrong color displayed
LCD inverter
LCD
Main Board
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LCD-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines
displayed.
Action in Sequence
LCD inverter I
LCD inverter
LCD cabl
LCD
Main Board
Indicator-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Indicator incorrectly remains off or on, but
system runs correctly
Action in Sequence
Reconnect the inverter board
Inverter board
Main Board
Power-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Power shuts down during operation
Action in Sequence
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 77.
Battery pack
Power adapter
Hard drive & battery connection board
Main Board
The system doesn’t power-on.
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 77.
Battery pack
Power adapter
Hard drive & battery connection board
Main Board
The system doesn’t power-off.
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 77.
Hold and press the power switch for more than 4 seconds.
Main Board
Battery can’t be charged
See “Check the Battery Pack” on page 77.
Battery pack
Main Board
PCMCIA/Smart Card-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
System cannot detect the PC Card (PCMCIA)
Action in Sequence
PCMCIA/Smart Card slot assembly
Main Board
System cannot detect the Smart Card
Smart Card
PCMCIA/Smart Card slot assembly
Main Board
PCMCIA/Smart Card slot pin is damaged.
PCMCIA/Smart Card slot assembly
Memory-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Memory count (size) appears different from
actual size.
Action in Sequence
Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Default Settings, then
reboot system.
DIMM
Main Board
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Speaker-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
In Windows, multimedia programs, no sound
comes from the computer.
Action in Sequence
Audio driver
Speake
Main Board
Internal speakers make noise or emit n
sound.
Speake
Main Board
Power Management-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
The system will not enter hibernation
Action in Sequence
Keyboard (if control is from the keyboard
Hard disk drive
Main Board
The system doesn't enter hibernation mode
and four short beeps every minute.
See “Hibernation Mode” on page 24.
Press Fn+F4 and see if the computer enters hibernation mode.
Touchpad
Keyboard
Hard disk connection boar
Hard disk drive
Main Board
The system doesn’t enter standby mode after
closing the LCD
See “Standby Mode” on page 24.
LCD cover switch
Main Board
The system doesn't resume from hibernation
mode.
See “Hibernation Mode” on page 24.
Hard disk connection boar
Hard disk drive
Main Board
The system doesn't resume from standby
mode after opening the LCD.
See “Standby Mode” on page 24.
LCD cover switch
Main Board
Battery fuel gauge in Windows doesn’t go
higher than 90%.
Remove battery pack and let it cool for 2 hours.
Refresh battery (continue use battery until power off, then charge
battery).
Battery pack
Main Board
System hangs intermittently.
See “Thermal and Fan Utility” on page 40.
Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM drives.
Hard disk connection boar
Main Board
Peripheral-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
System configuration does not match the
installed devices.
Action in Sequence
Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Default Settings”, then
reboot system.
Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM/diskette drives.
External display does not work correctly.
Press Fn+F5, LCD/CRT/Both display switching
See “Running PQA Diagnostics Progra ” on page 43.
Main Board
USB does not work correctly
See “Running PQA Diagnostics Progra ” on page 43
Main Board
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Peripheral-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Print problems.
Action in Sequence
Ensure the “Parallel Port” in the “Onboard Devices Configuration”
of BIOS Setup Utility is set to Enabled.
Onboard Devices Configuration
Run printer self-test.
Printer driver
Printer cable
Printer
Main Board
Serial or parallel port device problems.
Ensure the “Serial Port” in the Devices Configuration” of BIOS
Setup Utility is set to Enabled.
Device driver
Device cable
Device
Main Board
Keyboard/Touchpad-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Keyboard (one or more keys) does not work.
Action in Sequence
Reconnect the keyboard cable.
Keyboard
Main Board
Touchpad does not work.
Reconnect touchpad cable.
Touchpad board
Main Board
Modem-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Internal modem does not work correctly.
Action in Sequence
modem boar
Main Board
NOTE: If you cannot find a symptom or an error in this list and the problem remains, see “Undetermined
Problems” on page 86.
LAN-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Internal LAN does not work correctly.
Action in Sequence
LAN board
Main Board
Wireless LAN-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Internal wireless LAN does not work correctly.
Action in Sequence
right or left antenna kits
wireless LAN board
Main Board
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Intermittent Problems
Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with a
hardware defect, such as: cosmic radiation, electrostatic discharge, or software errors. FRU replacement
should be considered only when a recurring problem exists.
When analyzing an intermittent problem, do the following:
1.
Run the advanced diagnostic test for the main board in loop mode at least 10 times.
2.
If no error is detected, do not replace any FRU.
3.
If any error is detected, replace the FRU. Rerun the test to verify that there are no more errors.
Undetermined Problems
The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed, which installed devices are incorrect,
whether a short circuit is suspected, or whether the system is inoperative.
Follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate non-defective FRU).
NOTE: Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer.
NOTE: Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly. (See “Power
System Check” on page 77):
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1.
Power-off the computer.
2.
Visually check them for damage. If any problems are found, replace the FRU.
3.
Remove or disconnect all of the following devices:
!
Non-Acer devices
!
Printer, mouse, and other external devices
!
Battery pack
!
Hard disk drive
!
DIMM
!
CD-ROM/Floppy diskette drive Module
!
PC Cards
4.
Power-on the computer.
5.
Determine if the problem has changed.
6.
If the problem does not recur, reconnect the removed devices one at a time until you find the failing FRU.
7.
If the problem remains, replace the following FRU one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:
!
Main Board
!
LCD assembly
Index of AFlash BIOS Error Message
Error Message
Action in Sequence
Hardware Error
See “System Diagnostic Diskette” on page 42
VPD Checksum Error
Reboot the system and then restart with this diskette.
BIOS Update Program Erro
Turn off the power and restart the system.
System Error
Make sure this AFlash BIOS diskette for this model.
Without AC adapter
make sure to connect AC adapter
Battery Low
make sure to install a highly charged battery, and reboot
system.
Index of PQA Diagnostic Error Code, Message
Error Code
Message
16XXX
Backup battery error
01XXX
CPU or main board error
Action in Sequence
Backup battery
Reload BIOS default setting.
Main Board
02XXX
Memory error
DIM
Main Board
03XXX
Keyboard error
Reset Keyboard
Keyboard
Main Board
04XXX
Video error
Main Board
05XXX
Parallel Port erro
Main Board
06XXX
Serial port or main board error
Main Board
07XXX
Diskette drive error
Diskette drive
Main Board
08XXX
Hard disk error
Reload BIOS default setting
Hard disk
Main Board
09XXX
CD-ROM erro
Reset CD-ROM cable
CD-ROM drive
Main Board
10XXX
Co-processor erro
Main Board
11XXX
Pointing device erro
Reset Keyboard
Keyboard
Main Board
12XXX
Cache test error
Main Board
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Jumper and Connector Information
Mainboard Top View
PCB 99203
Item
CN1
Description
AC Adapter Connector
Item
CN17
Description
Secondary Battery Connector
CN2
PS/2 Port
CN18
RTC Baterry Connector
CN3
Line-out port
CN19
Internal Keyboard Connector
CN4
Line-in/ MIC-in port
CN20
Touchpad Connector
CN5
Video Port
CN21
HDD Board Connector
CN6
Port Replicator
CN22
Primary Battery Connector
CN7
USB 0 Port
JK1
LAN/Modem Connector
CN8
USB 0 Port
SW1
Cover Switch
CN9
LCD Connector
SW2
Mainboard Setting
CN10
BlueTooth Connector
UB3
BIOS ROM
CN11
LED/Inverter Board Connector
U14
CPU Socket
CN12
FAN Connecto
U15
North Bridge (GMCH2M)
CN13
Bay Connector
U24
Display Cache
CN14
Mini PCI Card Connecto
U27
KBC/Super I/O
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PCB 99203
Item
CN16
Description
Item
Description
PCMCIA Socket
SW2 Settings
SW2
Switch 1, Switch 8
Setting
*OFF: Acer BIOS
ON: OEM BIOS
Switch 2, Switch 7
*OFF: KBC BIOS Protected
Switch 3, Switch 6
*OFF: Check password
ON: KBC BIOS Unprotected
ON: Bypass password
Switch 4, Switch 5
BootBlock
OFF: Disable
*ON: Enable to write
NOTE: * is the default setting.
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Chapter 5
Mainboard Bottom View
Item
CN23
Description
Item
Description
Modem Cable Connecto
U53
LAN Controlle
CN24
Modem Board Connector
U57
Clock Generator Controller
DM1
DIMM Socket 1
U59
Card Bus Controlle
DM2
DIMM Socket 2
U64
South Bridge
U36
VCH Controller
91
Hard Disk Transfer Board Top view
Item
92
Description
Item
Description
CN1
Right Speaker
CN3
Microphone Cable Connector
CN2
Left Speaker
CN4
HDD Transfer Board Cable Connector
Chapter 5
Hard Disk Transfer Board Bottom view
Item
Description
Item
Description
CN5
Hard Disk Driver Connector
CN7
Power Switch
CN6
Hard Disk Driver Board Connector
R14
FIR Port
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Chapter 6
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of TravelMate 610.
Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization).
IMPORTANT: Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date
information available on your regional web or channel. For whatever reasons a part number change
is made, it will not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE
PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU
list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer
office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.
NOTE: To scrap or to return the defective parts, you should follow the local government ordinance or
regulations on how best to dispose it, or follow the rules set by your regional Acer office on how to
return it.
NOTE: The number indicates the location shown on exploded diagram or “NS” indicates “Not shown” on it.
Chapter 6
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96
Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Part No.
CPU
NS
CPU COPPERMINE PIII
850MHZ 256K INTEL
IC CPU COP850/256 OD
1.6 UPGA2
01.COPRM.85
CPU COPPERMINE PIII
800MHZ 257K INTEL
IC CPU COP800/256 OD
1.6 UPGA2
01.COPRM.80I
MEMORY SDIMM 128
MITSUBISHI
SDIMM 128
MH16S64AVS-7TA
72.16S64.C0N
MEMORY SDIMM 128M NEC
SODIMM 128MB
W17128AHNC8602A
72.17128.D0N
17
LCD MODULE 14.1" XGA
TM610
14.1"LCD_MODULE 610
6M.41Q07.001
17
LCD 14.1"XGA IBM/ITXG77
LCD 14.1"XGA IBM/
ITXG77
56.0741Q.011
2
LCD BEZEL
14.1" BEZEL_MODULE
610
60.41Q07.00
18
LCD CABLE
610-14.1"
50.41Q02.00
Memory
NS
LCD
LCD_COAXIAL_CABLE
NS
LCD HINGE LEFT
610_HINGE-L
34.41Q05.00
97
Picture
98
No.
Partname
Description
Part No.
NS
LCD HINGE RIGHT
610_HINGE-R
34.41Q04.00
20
LCD INVERTER
INVERTER 14" IV09117T
V.1 610
19.21030.D51
1
LCD PANEL
14.1"LCD_PANNEL_MOD
ULE 610
60.41Q05.00
NS
LCD RUBBER
CSN LCD RUBBER 520
47.41C03.001
NS
LCD RUBBER CAMERA
RUBBER CAMERA TM340 47.40F07.002
26
LCD SCREW M2*L3
SCRW BIND M2*L3 B-ZN
SHIVA
86.9A322.3R0
27
LCD SCREW M2.5X6
SCREW M2.5X6
86.9A353.6R0
21
LCD SCREW MYLAR
MYLAR_SCREW_BEZEL_
610
40.41Q05.00
NS
LCD WIRE CABLE
610_LCD-WIRE_CABLE
50.41Q01.00
17
LCD MODULE 14.1" XGA
TM610
ASSY LG
14.1"LCD_MODULE 610
6M.41Q07.011
17
LCD 14.1"XGA LG/LP141X7
LCD 14.1"XGA LG/
LP141X7
56.0741Q.00
2
LCD BEZEL
14.1"BEZEL_MODULE
610
60.41Q07.00
Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Part No.
18
LCD CABLE
C.A. COAXIAL 18/20PIN(F
50.41Q08.00
NS
LCD HINGE LEFT
610_HINGE-L
34.41Q05.00
NS
LCD HINGE RIGHT
610_HINGE-R
34.41Q04.00
20
INVERTER
INVERTER 13" T62I194.00 19.21030.D61
1
LCD PANEL
14.1"
60.41Q05.00
LCD_PANNEL_MODULE
NS
LCD RUBBER
CSN LCD RUBBER 520
47.41C03.001
NS
LCD RUBBER CAMERA
RUBBER CAMERA TM340 47.40F07.002
26
LCD SCREW M2*L3
SCRW BIND M2*L3 B-ZN
SH
86.9A322.3R0
27
LCD SCREW M2.5X6
SCREW M2.5X6
86.9A353.6R0
21
LCD SCREW MYLAR
MYLAR_SCREW_BEZEL_
610
40.41Q05.00
NS
LCD WIRE CABLE
610_LCD-WIRE_CABLE
50.41Q01.00
NS
FDD SLIM USB
FDD MDL SLIM USB YD8U10 M861P
90.42F05.002
FDD SLIM USB
FDD USB SINGLE YD8U10 M861P
90.42F05.012
FDD/Floppy Disk Drive
99
Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Part No.
HDD/Hard Disk Drive
09
HDD MODULE 20G TM610
ASSY HDD_MODULE
HTC 20G T2-610
6M.41Q13.001
HDD 20G 9.5MM HITACHI/
DK23BA-20
HDD 20GB 9.5MM HIT/
DK23BA-20
56.02B32.081
NS
HDD SKT
SKT 44P HDD 20120S-44/
4
22.10243.011
NS
HDD PLATE
ASSY_HDD-PLATE_610
60.41Q10.00
22
CD-RW MODULE 8X4X24X
TM 610
CDRW-ROM_MODULE
610
6M.41Q06.001
NS
CD/DVD ROM SCREW
SCRW BIND M2*L3 B-ZN
SHIVA
86.9A322.3R0
NS
CD/DVD ROM SPECIAL
SCREW
CD-ROM SPECIAL
SCREW
86.00A19.120
NS
CD-RW 8X4X 24X KME/
UJDA330
CD-RW 8X4X24X KME/
UJDA330AC610
56.19047.001
NS
CD-ROM CHASSIS
ASSY_CD
ROM_CHASSIS_610
60.41Q12.00
NS
CD-ROM BOARD
T2-610 CD-ROM BOARD
55.41Q03.00
22
DVD-ROM MODULE 8X
TM610
DVD-ROM_MODULE 610
6M.41Q05.001
NS
CD/DVD ROM SCREW
SCRW BIND M2*L3 B-ZN
SH
86.9A322.3R0
NS
CD/DVD ROM SPECIAL
SCREW
CD-ROM SPECIAL
SCREW
86.00A19.120
NS
DVD-ROM BEZEL
ASSY_DVDROM_BEZEL_611
60.41Q14.00
CD-ROM Drive
DVD-ROM Drive
100
Picture
Partname
Description
NS
No.
CD-ROM CHASSIS
ASSY_CD
ROM_CHASSIS_61
60.41Q12.00
Part No.
NS
DVD-ROM 8X TOSHIBA/SDC2502
DVD 8X TOSHIBA/SDC2502
56.2249C.021
NS
CD-ROM BOARD
T2-610 CD-ROM BOARD
55.41Q03.00
NS
HEATSINK
ASSY_CPU_HEAT_PIPE_
610
60.41Q02.00
NS
FAN
FAN 55*50*10 56MM 610
23.10044.001
NS
SPEAKER
SPEAKER MODULE-R
610
23.40056.001
SPEAKER
SPEAKER MODULE-L 610
23.40056.011
Heat Sink
Fan
Speake
101
Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Part No.
Keyboard
15
KEYBOARD US
KB DFE/NSK-A4001 T2
610 US(84)
99.N2182.001
KEYBOARD FRENCH
KB DFE/NSK-A400F T2
610 FRENC
99.N2182.00F
KEYBOARD GERMAN
KB DFE/NSK-A400G T2
610 GERMAN
99.N2182.00G
KEYBOARD JAPAN
KB DFE/NSK-A400J T2
610 JAPAN
99.N2182.00J
KEYBOARD KOREA
KB DFE/NSK-A400K T2
610 KOREA
99.N2182.00K
KEYBOARD SPANISH
KB DFE/NSK-A400S T2
610 SPANIS
99.N2182.00S
KEYBOARD TAIWAN
KB DFE/NSK-A4002 T2
610 TAIWAN
99.N2182.002
KEYBOARD THAILAND
KB DFE/NSK-A4003 T2
610 THAI
99.N2182.003
TOUCHPAD
TOUCHPAD MULTISWITCH SYNAPTIC
56.1740C.001
TOUCHPAD FRAME
610_TOUCHPAD_FRAME
41.41Q03.00
610_TOUCHPAD_
42.41Q04.00
Pointing Device
NS
TOUCHPAD BUTTON
BUTTON
102
TOUCHPAD FPC CABLE
610_TOUCHPAD_FPC
50.41Q05.00
SCROLL KEY
610_SROLL_KEY
42.41Q03.00
Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Part No.
Wireless Communication Device
12
WIRELESS 802.11B
ANTENNA LEFT
ANTENNA 802.11B(L)CZ2- 25.90013.031
A TM610
13
WIRELESS 802.11B
ANTENNA RIGHT
ANTENNA
802.11B(R)CZ2-A TM610
25.90013.041
NS
POWER CORD 125V 3P
CORD 125V UL 3P
K01081B1183WP
27.01618.051
MICROPHONE CABLE
610_MIC_CABLE
50.41Q04.00
MDC CABLE
C.A. MDC 2/2PIN 2CONN
85MM 610
50.41Q07.00
5
MAINBOARD/TM610
T2-610 MB W/O CPU
55.41Q01.02
NS
HDD BOARD
T2-610 HDD BD
55.41Q02.00
NS
MODEM BOARD
MODEM MDC AMBIT/
U98M005.01
54.09011.301
NS
PCI CARD 64BIT
PCI CARD 64BIT
LUCENT/MPCI-101
54.03061.011
Cable
Main Board
Board
103
Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Part No.
Adapter
NS
ADT 60W 3P DELTA W/O
POWER CORD
ADT 60W 90-264V ADP60DB BB 3P
25.10064.191
ADT 60W 3P LITEON W/O
POWER CORD
ADT 3P PA-1600-02AE W/
ACER LOG
25.10068.111
23
BATTERY
ASSY BTY LI-ION 6CELL
TM610
60.41Q15.00
NS
BATTERY
ASSY BTY PACK
PRIMARY 909-2140
60.41Q15.011
NS
RTC BATTERY LI 3V
BTY LI 3V ML3032T6
65MAH TAPE
23.20004.111
7
FRONT COVER
ASSY FRONT COVER 610
60.41Q11.001
8
HDD COVER
ASSY_HDD_BEZEL_610
60.41Q13.00
3
UPPER CASE
UPPER_CASE_MODULE
610
60.41Q04.00
4
LOWER CASE
LOWER_CASE_MODULE
610
60.41Q03.00
NS
SMART CARD
ASSEMBLY SMARTCARD 610
60.41Q09.00
NS
I/O BRACKET
ASSY_I/O_BRACKET_610
60.41Q19.00
Battery
Case/Cover/Bracket assembly
104
Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Part No.
NS
MIDDLE COVER
610_MIDDLE_COVER
42.41Q06.00
NS
DIMM COVE
COVER DIM 610
34.41Q01.00
NS
DUMMY PCMCIA
ARD DUMMY PCMCIA
PA+ABS TM330
42.40C20.001
NS
PLATE NAME
PLATE NAME TM610(FOR
611TXR)
40.41Q12.011
PLATE NAME
LBL NAME PLATE
51.7*6.7 610TXV
40.41Q12.00
SCREW
SCRW BIND M2*L3 B-ZN
SHIVA
86.9A322.3R0
27
SCREW
SCREW M2.5X6
86.9A353.6R0
NS
HDD SCREW
SCREW M3*4L W/F NI
86.5A524.4R0
NS
SCREW
SCREW FLAT M2*L6
86.9A322.6R0
Miscellaneous
Screws
26
BL-ZN
NS
CPU THERMAL SCREW
SCREW SET CPU
THERMAL 610
86.00938.220
NS
SCREW
SCW HEX NYL I#R-40/
O#4-40 L5.5
34.00015.081
105
106
Appendix A
Model Definition and Configuration
TravelMate 610 Model Number Definitions
Model
610TXV
LCD
14.1” TFT
CPU
PIII-800MHz
Memory
128MB
Hard Disk
Drive
20GB
CD/DVD-ROM
Floppy Disk
Drive
Battery
8X DVD
External
LiIon
610TXVi
14.1” TFT
PIII-800MHz
128MB
20GB
8X DVD
External
LiIon
610TXR
14.1" TFT
PIII-800MHz
128MB
20GB
8/4/24 CD-RW
External
LiIon
610TXCi
14.1" TFT
PIII-800MHz
128MB
20GB
Combo(DVD+RW)
External
LiIon
611TXR
14.1" TFT
PIII-850MHz
128MB
20GB
8/4/24 CD-RW
External
LiIon
611TXRi
14.1" TFT
PIII-850MHz
128MB
20GB
8/4/24 CD-RW
External
LiIon
611TXC
14.1" TFT
PIII-850MHz
128MB
20GB
Combo(DVD+RW)
External
LiIon
611TXCi
14.1" TFT
PIII-850MHz
128MB
20GB
Combo(DVD+RW)
External
LiIon
612TXCi
14.1" TFT
PIII-900MHz
128MB
20GB
Combo(DVD+RW)
External
LiIon
107
108
Appendix A
Appendix B
Test Compatible Components
This computer’s compatibility is tested and verified by Acer’s internal testing department. All of its system
functions are tested under Windows 98SE, Windows 2000 , and Windows ME 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 TravelMate 610 Compatibility
Test Report released by the Acer Mobile System Testing Department.
Appendix B
109
Microsoft Windows 98 SE Environment Test
Item
HDD
Specifications
IBM 10G
Hitachi 20G
Network Adapters
LAN
3Com Etherlink III
Ethernet/10baseT/100baseT
TDK Ethernet PC Card LAN Adapter
Xircom CreditCard Ethernet Adapter 10/100
Multi-Function Card
3Com 10/100 Fast EtherLink LAN+56K
D-Link Winconnect 33.6 LAN/Fax modem combo
CardBus
3Com 10/100 LAN CardBus
Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 Mobile Adapter
TDK CardBus Ethernet 10/100 Base TX
D-Link Fast Ethernet Cardbus 10/100mbps
IBM 10/100 EtherJet Cardbus Adapter (32-bit)
Xircom Cardbus Ethernet 10/100
Intel Built-in LAN
Other
Lucent Wave LAN IEEE 802.11 PCMCIA Card
Xircom Pocket Internet III
Memory Module
PSC 64MB
Mitsubishi 64MB
NEC 64 & 128 MB
Winbond 64 & 128 MB
Infineon 256 MB
Modem Adapter
Modem (up to 56K )
Pretec Modem 56K
ActionTec DataLink 56Kbps Fax/Mode
TDK V.90/K56Kflex Data/Fax Mode
Xircom CREDITCARD MODEM 56
USR Megahertz 56K mode
ISDN
USR Megahertz ISDN 128K
IBM ISDN Internet PC Card
I/O Peripheral
I/O Display
IBM 9514-B04 TFT Monito
Acer TFT monitor
NEC 20” Color Monitor
Acer 211c
ViewSonic PF790
I/O - Keyboard
Chicony Keyboard (USB)
IBM Numeric Keyboard III
IBM, US English KBD (PS/AT Style)
Microsoft Natural KBD USB
Acer 101 keyboard
I/O - Mous
IBM PS Style Mouse (Black)
Microsoft IntelliMouse optical
IBM ThinkPad Mobile Mouse
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
Logitech MouseMan Wheel USB Comb for DOSV &iMac
Logitech Serial Mouse
110
Appendix B
Item
I/O - Parallel (Printer)
Specifications
IBM Network Printer 17
CANON Color Bubble Jet BJC600
EPSON Stylus Color 740
HP DeskJet 880C printer (USB)
HP LaserJet 6MP
CANON USB Printer
I/O - Parallel (Scanner)
I/O - USB
Acer AcerScan Prisa 620s
Sanwa USB HUB (self-power)
USB, USB HUB 4 PORTS TI-CHIPS
EIZO I. Station USB HUB
3Com USB Network Interface
Iomega USB ZIP250
ELECOM USB HUB 4-port
I/O - USB Modem
Best Data USB 56K V.90 Modem Speakerphone
BLASTER USB BLASTER Modem 56K V.90
I/O - USB (Joystick)
USB Rockfire Avant Garde Flightstick
Microsoft SIDEWINDER Precision PRO (USB)
I/O - USB Camera
Acer USB Video capture Kit
Intel Digital Camera
Kodak DVC 300 (Digital-Video-Camera)
IBM, IBM PC Camera
I/O Adapter
PCMCIA - SCSI
Adaptec 1480A slim SCSI CB
Adaptec SlimSCSI APA-1460AB
NewMedia BUS Toaster PCMCIA to SCSI
PCMCIA - CDROM
PCMCIA - ATA
Panasonic 20x Portable CD-ROM Playe
Sundisk ATA 15MB
IBM Travel Kit 340MB microdrive
IBM 340MB MicroDrive + PC Card Adapter
SONY Memory Stick (64MB + PC Card Adapter
EPSON Flash Packer 6M
PCMCIA - Other
IBM Portable Drive Bay
Melco IEEE1394 interface PCMCIA Card
Lacie, LACIE IEEE 1394 (Fire Wire) Hard Drive
Sony DCR TRV-10/ACCKit M90 (1394 Camera) w/ video capture PC card
DVBK-CW200
BUFFALO IEEE 1394 interface IFC-ILCB/DV Cardbus
PCMCIA
USB Device
Nokia Cellular Data Suite 1.2 (support IR) w/ 6150
Nokia Card Phone
Nokia Cellular Data Card (PCMCIA) w/ 8110 or 6150
Ericsson, Mobile Office DC23 w/ PH38
Ericsson, Mobile Office D127 w/ GF768
Appendix B
111
Microsoft Windows 2000 Environment Test
Item
HDD
Specifications
IBM 10G & 20G
Hitachi 10G & 20G
Network Adapters
LAN
3Com Etherlink III
Ethernet/10baseT/100baseT
3Com 10/100 16 bits Fast Etherlink
D-link Ethernet
TDK Ethernet PC card LAN adapte
Xircom CreditCard Ethernet Adapter IIps
Xircom CreditCard Ethernet Adapter 10/100
LAN
Madge Smart 16/4 RingNode MK2@
Token Ring
IBM Turbo 16/4 TokenRing PC Card
Multi-Function Card
D-Link Winconnect 33.6 LAN/Fax modem combo
Xircom Credit Card Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56
CardBus
3Com 10/100 LAN CardBus
Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 Mobile Adapter
TDK CardBus Ethernet 10/100 Base TX
D-Link Fast Ethernet Cardbus 10/100mbps
IBM 10/100 EtherJet Cardbus Adapter (32-bit)
Xircom Cardbus Ethernet 10/100
Intel Built-in LAN
Other
Lucent Wave LAN IEEE 802.11PCMCIA Card
Memory Module
PSC 64MB
Mitsubishi 64MB
NEC 64 & 128 MB
Winbond 64 & 128 MB
Infineon 256 MB
Modem Adapter
Modem (up to 56K )
Pretec Modem 56K
ActionTec DataLink 56Kbps Fax/Mode
TDK V.90/K56Kflex Data/Fax Mode
Xircom CREDITCARD MODEM 56
USR Megahertz 56K mode
ISDN
USR Megahertz ISDN 128K
I/O Peripheral
I/O Display
IBM 9514-B04 TFT Monito
Acer TFT monitor
NEC 20” Color Monitor
Acer 211c
ViewSonic PF790
I/O - Keyboard
Chicony Keyboard (USB)
IBM Numeric Keypad III
Compaq, Compaq Keyboard
IBM, US English KBD (PS/AT Style)
Microsoft Natural KBD USB
Acer 101 keyboard
112
Appendix B
Item
I/O - Mous
Specifications
IBM PS Style Mouse (Black)
Logitech USB Wheel Mouse
Acer Aspire USB mouse (USB)
Fu Hwa USB mouse (USB
Microsoft InteliMouse optical
Logitech PS Style Mouse
Microsoft Inteli Mouse USB
IBM ThinkPad Mobile Mouse
Microsoft InteliMouse Explorer
Logitech MouseMan Wheel USB Comb for DOSV &iMac
I/O - Parallel (Printer)
IBM Network Printer 17
CANON Color Bubble Jet BJC600
EPSON Stylus Color 740
HP DeskJet 880C printer (USB)
HP LaserJet 6MP
CANON USB Printer
I/O - Parallel (Scanner)
I/O - USB
Acer AcerScan Prisa 620s
Sanwa USB HUB (self-power)
USB, USB HUB 4 PORTS TI-CHIPS
EIZO I. Station USB HUB
3Com USB Network Interface
Iomega USB ZIP250
ELECOM USB HUB 4-port
I/O - USB Modem
Best Data USB 56K V.90 Modem Speakerphone
BLASTER USB BLASTER Modem 56K V.90
I/O - USB (Speaker
JS USB Digital Speakers
Panasonic USB Speaker
AIWA MultiMedia Digital Speaker System (USB
I/O - USB (Joystick)
USB Rockfire Avant Garde Flightstick
Microsoft SIDEWINDER Precision PRO (USB)
I/O - USB Camera
Acer USB Video capture kit
Kodak DVC 300 (Digital-Video-Camera)
I/O Adapter
PCMCIA - SCSI
Adaptec 1480A slim SCSI CB
Adaptec SlimSCSI APA-1460AB
NewMedia BUS Toaster PCMCIA to SCSI
PCMCIA - CDROM
Panasonic 20x Portable CD-ROM Playe
PCMCIA - ATA
Sundisk ATA 15MB
IBM Travel Kit 340MB microdrive
IBM 340MB MicroDrive + PC Card Adapter
SONY Memory Stick (64MB) + PC Card Adapter
EPSON Flash Packer 6M
PCMCIA - Other
IBM Portable Drive Bay
Melco IEEE 1394 interface PCMCIA Card
LACIE IEEE 1394 (Fire Wire) Hard Drive
Sony - DCR TRV - 10/ACCKIT M90 (1394 Camera) with Video Capture
PC card DVBK-CW200
BUFFALO IEEE 1394 interface IFC-ILCB/DV Cardbus
PCMCIA
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Item
USB Device
Specifications
Nokia Cellular Data Suite 1.2 (support IR) w/ 6150
Nokia Card Phone
Nokia Cellular Data Card (PCMCIA) w/ 8110 or 6150
Motorola, Digital Cellular Fax and Data Modem CELLect 3 GSM/
DCS1800 w/ cd928+
Ericsson, Mobile Office DC23 w/ PH38
Ericsson Mobile Office DI27 w/ GF768
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Windows ME Environment Test
Item
HDD
Specifications
IBM 10G & 20G
Hitachi 10G & 20G
Network Adapters
LAN
3Com Etherlink III
Ethernet/10baseT/100baseT
3Com 10/100 16bits Fast Etherlink
D-Link Ethernet
TDK Ethernet PC Card LAN adapter
IBM EtherJet PC Card
Xircom Credit Card Ethernet Adapter IIps
Xircom CreditCard Ethernet Adapter 10/100
LAN
Madge Smart 16/4 RingNode MK2@
Token Ring
IBM Turbo 16/4 TokenRing PC Card
Multi-Function Card
3Com 10/100 Fast EtherLink LAN+56K
D-Link Winconnect 33.6 LAN/Fax modem combo
Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 5
CardBus
3Com 10/100 LAN CardBus
Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 Mobile Adapter
TDK CardBus Ethernet 10/100 Base TX
D-Link Fast Ethernet Cardbus 10/100mbps
IBM 10/100 EtherJet Cardbus Adapter (32-bit)
Xircom Cardbus Ethernet 10/100
Intel Built-in LAN
Other
Xircom pocket Ethernet III
Memory Module
PSC 64MB
Mitsubishi 64MB
NEC 64 & 128 MB
Winbond 64 & 128 MB
Infineon 256 MB
Modem Adapter
Modem (up to 56K )
Pretec Modem 56K
ActionTec DataLink 56Kbps Fax/Mode
TDK V.90/K56Kflex Data/Fax Mode
Xircom CREDITCARD MODEM 56
USR Megahertz 56K mode
ISDN
USR Megahertz ISDN 128K
IBM ISDN Internet PC Card
I/O Peripheral
I/O Display
IBM 9514-B04 TFT Monito
Acer TFT monitor
NEC 20” Color Monitor
Acer 211c
ViewSonic PF790
I/O - Keyboard
Chicony Keyboard (USB)
Compaq, Compaq Keyboard
IBM US English KBD (PS/AT Style)
Microsoft Natural KBD USB
Acer 101 keyboard
Appendix B
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Item
I/O - Mous
Specifications
IBM PS Style Mouse (Black)
Logitech USB Wheel Mouse
Acer Aspire USB mouse (USB)
Fu Hwa USB mouse
Microsoft InteliMouse optical
Logitech PS Style Mouse
Microsoft Inteli Mouse USB
IBM ThinkPad Mobile Mouse
Microsoft Intelli Mouse Explore
Logitech Serial mouse
I/O - Parallel (Printer)
IBM Network Printer 17
CANON Color Bubble Jet BJC600
EPSON Stylus Color 740
HP DeskJet 880C printer (USB)
HP LaserJet 6MP
CANON USB Printer
I/O - Parallel (Scanner)
I/O - USB
Acer AcerScan Prisa 620s
Sanwa USB HUB (self-power)
USB, USB HUB 4 PORTS TI-CHIPS
EIZO I. Station USB HUB
3Com USB Network Interface
Iomega USB ZIP250
ELECOM USB HUB 4-port
I/O - USB Modem
I/O - USB (Speaker
BLASTER USB BLASTER Modem 56K V.90
JS USB Digital Speaker
AIWA MultiMedia Digital Speaker System (USB
I/O - USB (Joystick)
USB Rockfire Avant Garde Flightstick
Microsoft SIDEWINDER Precision PRO (USB)
I/O - USB Camera
Acer Video Capture Kit
Intel Digital Camera
Kodak DVC 300 (Digital-Video-Camera)
IBM, IBM PC Camera
I/O Adapter
PCMCIA - SCSI
Adaptec 1480A slim SCSI CB
Adaptec SlimSCSI APA-1460AB
NewMedia BUS Toaster PCMCIA to SCSI
PCMCIA - CDROM
Panasonic 20x Portable CD-ROM Playe
PCMCIA - ATA
Sundisk ATA 15MB
IBM Travel Kit 340MB microdrive
IBM 340MB MicroDrive + PC Card Adapter
SONY Memory Stick (64MB) + PC Card Adapter
EPSON Flash Packer 6M
PCMCIA - Other
IBM Portable Drive Bay
IEEE1394 interface PCMCIA Card
Lacie, LACIE IEEE1394 (Fire Wire) Hard Drive
Sony - DCR TRV - 10/ACCKIT M90 (1394 Camera) with Video Capture
PC card DVBK-CW200
BUFFALO IEEE 1394 interface IFC-ILCB/DV Cardbus
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Item
Specifications
PCMCIA
USB Device
Nokia Cellular Data Suite 1.2 (support IR) w/ 6150
Nokia Card Phone
Nokia Cellular Data Card (PCMCIA) w/ 8110 or 6150
Motorola, Digital Cellular Fax and Data Modem CELLect 3 GSM/
DCS1800 w/ cd928+
Ericsson, Mobile Office DC23 w/ PH38
Ericsson Mobile Office DI27 w/ GF768
Appendix B
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Appendix C
Online Support Information
This section describes online technical support services available to help you repair your Acer Systems.
If you are a distributor, dealer, ASP or TPM, please refer your technical queries to your local Acer branch
office. Acer Branch Offices and Regional Business Units may access our website. However some information
sources will require a user i.d. and password. These can be obtained directly from Acer CSD Taiwan.
Acer's Website offers you convenient and valuable support resources whenever you need them.
In the Technical Information section you can download information on all of Acer's Notebook, Desktop and
Server models including:
q
Service guides for all models
q
User's manuals
q
Training materials
q
Main manuals
q
Bios updates
q
Software utilities
q
Schematics
q
Spare parts lists
q
Chips
q
TABs (Technical Announcement Bulletin)
The service repair section provides you with downloadable information on:
q
Troubleshooting guides
q
Tooling box information
q
Repair instructions for specific models
q
Basic repair guidelines
q
Debug cards for Acer's latest models
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:
q
Detailed information on Acer's International Traveller's Warranty (ITW)
q
Returned material authorization procedures
q
An overview of all the support services we offer, accompanied by a list of telephone, fax and email
contacts for all your technical queries.
We are always looking for ways to optimize and improve our services, so if you have any suggestions or
comments, please do not hesitate to communicate these to us.
Appendix C
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Appendix C
Index
A
Disassembly Procedure Flowchart
AC Adapter
DMA Channel Assignment
23
Audio
19
Environmental Requirements
Auxiliary Input Device Check
76
80
Error Symptoms 82
Indicator 82
LCD 82
Memory 83
PCMCIA 83
Power 82
22
Battery Pack
51
Removing
BIOS
16
Power Management
29
BIOS Utility 29–??
BIOS Setup Utility
Basic System Settings
Navigating
Speaker
ESD
29
32
System Information 30
System Security 36
Block Diagram 3
Board Layout 4
Bottom View 5
Top View 4
83
83
Error Symptom-to-Spare Part Index
31
Onboard Device Configuration
25
Error Messages
B
Battery
27
E
39
AFLASH Utility
49
34
79
24
Extended Memory
Startup Configuration
removing
55
External Diskette Drive Check
76
F
Features
Connectivity
Display
Expansion
C
1
2
2
Human-centric Design and Ergonomics
Check Procedures
Battery
Performance
76
Flash Utility
77
Diskette Drive
FRU
76
External CD-ROM Drive
76
76
Memory 77
Keyboard
Power Adapter
2
1
39
95
H
Hard disk drive
77
Power System Checkout
78
Connectors 89
disassembling
77
52
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
16
Touchpad
I
I/O Address Map
D
DC-AC LCD Inverter
Index
22
26
25
Indicators 11
I/O Ports
121
Intermittent Problems
86
PCMCIA Port
Inverter Board
removing
POST
60
24
Hard Disk Standby Mode 24
Hibernation Mode 24
Standby Mode 24
Power System Check 77
Battery Pack 77
Power Adapter 77
Power System Checkout 77
PQA 42
Processor 16
Display Standby Mode
IRQ Assignment Map
26
J
Jumpers
89
Bottom View
Top View
91
89
K
12, 22
removing 58
Keyboard
Keyboard Device Check
R
76
RMA
L
95
S
23
LCD
79
Power Management
21
IrDA Port
21
disassembly
Screw List
57
50
System Check Procedures
M
System Specifications
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
47
Features
Main board
removing
Memory
Memory Address Map
Memory Check
40
T
25
77
Test Compatible Components
Middle Cover
removing
29
System Utility Diskette
17
1
1
System Utilities
71
109
78
Troubleshooting 75
Touchpad Check
57
Model Definition and Configuration
107
U
O
Undetermined Problems
Online Support Information
OVP
76
119
86
Upper Case
23
removing
USB Port
P
64
21
utility
Panel
6
BIOS
Bottom Panel
Front Panel
6
7
Rear Panel 9
Right Panel 8
PCB 99203 89
Left Panel
122
10
29–??
V
Video Resolutions Mode
21
Index
W
112
Windows 98 Environment Test 110
Windows Millenium Environment Test 115
Windows 2000 Environment Test
Index
123
124
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