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Acer TravelMate 270 Series
Service Guide
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Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual:
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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
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Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Outlook View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Left Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Right Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Bottom Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Lock Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Embedded Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
The Euro Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Launch Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
E-Mail Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Touchpad Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Chapter 2
System Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigating the BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Info. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BIOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Utility Diskette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Diagnostic Diskette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running Diagnostics Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 3
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disassembly Procedure Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the HDD Module/Memory/FDD Module/Optical Module and CPU . . . . .
Removing the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the FDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Optical Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the LCD Module and Switch Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Switch Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disassembling the Main Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Separate the main unit into the logic upper and the logic lower assembly . . .
Disassembling the logic upper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Disassembling the logic lower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disassembling the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disassembling the External Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disassembling the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disassembling the Floppy Disk Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disassembling the Optical Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
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System Check Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
External Diskette Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
External CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Touchpad Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sound Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Index of Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Index of AFlash BIOS Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 5
Jumper and Connector Locations
Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SW1 Settings (Lid switch) . .
SW2 Settings . . . . . . . . . . .
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
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Appendix A
Model Definition and Configuration
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Main Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Appendix B
Test Compatible Components
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Microsoft® Window® XP Home Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Microsoft® Window® XP Pro Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Microsoft® Window® 2000 Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Appendix C
Index
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Online Support Information
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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
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Mobile Intel® Pentium®4 processor-M at 1.4GHz or higher
Built-in 0.13 micron technology; includes 512KB L2 Cache; supports Enhanced Intel®
SpeedStepTM technology
Standard 128/256MB DDR-266 SDRAM, upgradeable up to 1GB on dual SoDIMM sockets
14.1” or 15.0” XGA TFT color LCD, 1024x768, 16.7M colours
High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
Li-Ion main battery pack
Power management system with ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface)
DualViewTM support
Simultaneous LCD and CRT display at1024x768, 16.7M colours
Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal display (LCD) displaying 32-bit high true colour up to 16.7
million colours at 1024X768 eXtended Graphics Array (XGA) resolution for 14.1”/15.0” or
1400x1050 Super eXtended Graphics Array+ (SXGA+) for resolution for some 15.0” models
(specification varies depending on models)
3D capabilities
S-video for output to a television or display device that supports S-video input
“Automatic LCD dim” feature that automatically decides the best settings for your display and
conserves power
Simultaneous LCD and CRT display at 1024x768, 16.7M colours
SiS 650 with integrated VGA, default shared 16MB DDR video memory (or 32/64MB configured
via BIOS)
4x AGP graphics accelerator
MPEG-2/DVD hardware assisted capability
Multimedia
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high-fidelity AC’97 stereo audio
Built-in dual speakers
Built-in microphone
SoundBlaster-Pro and MS DirectSound compatible
High-speed optical drive
S-video (NTSC/PAL) output
Connectivity
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High-speed fax/data modem port
Ethernet/Fast Ethernet port
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USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports
IEEE 1394 port
802.11b wireless LAN
Keyboard and Pointing Device
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4-way scroll button
Sleek, smooth and stylish design
Full-sized keyboard
Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device
Expansion
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Two type II or one type III cardBus PC Card slots
Upgradeable memory
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I/O Ports
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Acer FineTouch keyboard: with a 5 ° curve, 84/85/88-key, inverted “T” cursor layout, 18mm
spacing, 2.5mm(min) key travel
Built-in touchpad pointing device with ergonomic buttons and 4-way integrated scroll key
12 function keys; 4 cursor keys; two Windows® keys; hotkey controls
5 launch keys, including Internet browser, email (with LED for received mail), and 3 userprogammable keys
Acer InviLinkTM button for wireless models
Embedded numeric keypad
International language support
Two CardBus Type II/One Type III slots
One RJ-11 modem jack
One RJ-45 network jack
One DC-in jack for AC adapter
One RS-232 (16550 compatible) serial port
One ECP/EPP-compliant parallel port
One PS/2-compatible keyboard/mouse port
One external VGA port
One speaker/microphone/line-in jack
One microphone/line-in jack
One S-video-out (NTSC/PAL) port
Three Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
One IEEE 1394 port
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System Block Diagram
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Board Layout
Top View
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Panel connector
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DDR-200P so DIMM connector
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Southbridge
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Int. KB interface connector
3
Switch button interface connector
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Audio to main board connector
4
Northbridge
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Mini PCI connector
5
Modem connector
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Bottom View
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USB connector
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DC jack connector
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USB connector
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CPU fan connector
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USB connector
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Keyboard/PS2 connector
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1394 connector
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RJ45-11 connector
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TV-out connector
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Battery connector
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Serial port
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PCMCIA connector
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CD-ROM connector
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DDR 200P
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Parallel connector
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FDD connector
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CRT connector
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Card reader connector
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CPU socket
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HDD connector
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Outlook View
A general introduction of ports allow you to connect peripheral devices, as you would with a desktop PC.
Front View
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Item
Description
Display screen
Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display),
displays computer output.
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Launch keys
Special keys for launching Internet
browser, E-mail program and frequently
used programs. Located at the top of the
keyboard are five buttons. They are
designated as P1, P2, P3, E-mail button
and Web browser button. P1, P2 and P3
launch user-programmable applications; Email and Web browser launch E-mail and
Internet browser applications.
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Power Switch
Turns on the computer power.
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Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which
functions like a computer mouse.
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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 4-way scroll button.
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Floppy disk drive (or
Reads/writes data from/to the media.
card reader if installed)
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Floppy eject button
Ejects floppy disk.
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Speakers
Outputs sound.
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Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands
when you use the computer.
Outputs sound.
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Keyboard
Inputs data into your computer.
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Status indicators
LEDs (light-emitting diode) that turn on and
off to show the status of the computer, its
functions and components.
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Left Panel
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Item
Description
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Optical drive
Houses an optical drive module (CD-ROM,
DVD-ROM or DVD/CD-RW combo drive).
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Optical drive indicator
Lights up when the optical drive is active.
3
Eject button
Ejects the drive tray.
4
Emergency eject slot
Ejects the drive tray when the computer is
turned off. There is a mechanical eject button on the optical drive. Simply insert the tip
of a pen or paperclip and push to eject the
tray.
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Right Panel
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Item
Description
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Microphone/Line-in
jack
Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g.,
microphone, audio CD player, stereo
walkman).
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Headphone/Speaker/
Line-out jack
Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g.,
headphones, speakers).
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PC card eject buttons
Eject the PC Card from the slot.
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PC card slots
Accepts two Type II or one TypeIII PC
cards.
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Modem jack
Connects to a phone line.
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Network jack
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based
network.
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PS/2 port
Connects to a PS/2 keyboard or mouse.
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Rear Panel
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Item
Description
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Security keylock
Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
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Power jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
3
External display port
Connects to a display device (e.g., external
monitor, LCD projector).
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Paralle port
Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel
printer).
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Serial port
Connects to a serial device (e.g., serial
mouse).
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S-video
Connects t a television or display device
with S-video input.
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IEEE 1394 port
Connects to an IEEE 1394 device.
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USB port
Connects to Universal Serial Bus devices
(e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).
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Bottom Panel
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Cooling fan
Description
Helps keep the computer cool.
Note: Don’t cover or obstruct the opening
of the fan.
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Battery bay
Houses the computer’s battery pack.
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Battery release latches Unlatches the battery to remove the battery
pack.
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Hard disk bay
Houses the computer’s hard disk.
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Memory compartment
Houses the computer’s main memory.
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Indicators
The computer has seven easy-to-read status icons below the display screen.
The status LCD displays icons that show the status of the computer and its components.
Icon
Function
Description
Power
Lights green when the computer is on and
lights orange when the computer is in
Standby mode.
Media activity
Lights when the hard disk is active.
Battery charge
Lights green when the battery is being
charged.
Lights orange when the battery power is
low and is being charged.
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Wireless
communication
Lights when the Wireless LAN capabilities
are enabled.
Caps lock
Lights when Caps Lock is activated.
Num lock
Lights when Num Lock is activated.
Scroll lock
Lights when Scroll Lock is activated.
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Lock Keys
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
Lock Key
Description
Caps Lock
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 w and y respectively.
Scroll Lock does not work with some applications.
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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
Number keys on embedded
keypad
Cursor-control keys on
embedded keypad
Main keyboard keys
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Num Lock On
Num Lock Off
Type numbers in a normal
manner.
Hold j while using
cursor-control keys.
Hold Fn while using cursorcontrol keys.
Hold Fn while typing letters
on embedded keypad.
Type the letters in a normal
manner.
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Windows Keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Key
Windows logo
key
Icon
Description
Start button. Combinations with this key perform
special functions. Below are a few examples:
+ Tab (Activates next taskbar button)
+ E (Explores My Computer)
+ F (Finds Document)
+ M (Minimizes All)
j + Windows logo key + 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 uses hotkey or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like sreen
brightness, volume output.
To activate hot keys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key in the hot key combination.
Hot Key
Icon
Function
Description
Fn-F1
Hot key help
Displays help on hot keys.
Fn-F2
System Property
Displays the System Property.
Fn-F3
Power Options
Display the Power Options Properties used by the
computer (function available if supported by operating
system).
Fn-F4
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep mode.
See “Power management” on page 25.
See “Power management” on page 25.
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Fn-F5
Display toggle
Switches display output between the display screen,
external monitor (if connected) and both the display
screen and external monitor.
Fn-F6
Screen blank
Turns the display screen backlight off to save power.
Press any key to return.
Fn-F7
Touchpad toggle
Turns the internal touchpad on and off.
Fn-F8
Speaker toggle
Turns the speakers on and off.
Fn- w
Volume up
Increases the speaker volume.
Chapter 1
Hot Key
Icon
Function
Description
Fn- y
Volume down
Decreases the speaker volume.
Fn- x
Brightness up
Increases the screen brightness.
Fn- z
Brightness down
Decreases the screen brightness
Chapter 1
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The Euro Symbol
If your keyboard layout is set to United States-International or United Kingdom or if you have a keyboard with a
European layout, you can type the Euro symbol on your keyboard.
NOTE: For US keyboard users: The keyboard layout is set when you first set up Windows. For the Euro
symbol to work, the keyboard layout has to be set to United States-International.
To verify the keyboard type in Windows 2000, follow the steps below:
1.
Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel.
2.
Double-click on Keyboard.
3.
Click on the Language tab.
4.
Verify that 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 verify the keyboard type in Windows XP, follow the steps below:
1.
Click on Start, Control Panel.
2.
Double-click on Regional and Language Options.
3.
Click on the Language tab and click on Details.
4.
Verify that the keyboard layout used for "En English (United States)" is set to United States-International.
If not, select and click on ADD; then select United States-International and click on OK.
5.
Click on OK.
To type the Euro symbol:
1.
Locate the Euro symbol on your keyboard.
2.
Open a text editor or word processor.
3. Hold Alt Gr and press the Euro symbol.
NOTE: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com/
typography/faq/faq12.htm for more information.
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Launch Keys
Located at the top of keyboard are five buttons. These buttons are called launch keys. They are designated as
P1, P2, P3 Email button and Web browser button.
NOTE: To the left of these five launch keys is the wireless communication button. This wireless
communication button works for model with 802.11b wireless LAN only.
Launch Key
Default application
P1
User-programmable
P2
User-programmable
P3
User-programmable
Email
Email application
Web browser
Internet browser application
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E-Mail Detection
Click right button at the Launch Manager icon on the taskbar and click on E-Mail Detection. In this dialog box,
you have the option to enable/disable mail checking, set the time interval for mail checking, etc. If you already
have an email account, you can fill in User Name, Password and POP3 Server in the dialog box. The POP3
Server is the mail server where you get your email.
Aside from the email checking function, there is a mail button that is used to launch the email application. It is
located above the keyboard right below the LCD.
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Touchpad
The built-in touchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the cursor
responds as you move your finger on the surface of the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest
provides optimal comfort and support.
NOTE: If you are using an external USB mouse, you can press Fn-F7 to disable the touchpad.
Touchpad Basics
The following teaches you how to use the touchpad:
K
K
K
Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor.
Press the left (1) and right (3) buttons located on the edge of the touchpad to do selection and
execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse.
Tapping on the touchpad produces similar results.
Use the 4-way scroll (2) button (top/bottom/left/and right) to scroll.
Function
Execute
Left Button
Right Button
Click twice
quickly
Scroll Button
Tap
Tap twice (at the same
speed as double-clicking
the mouse button)
Select
Click once
Tap once
Drag
Click and hold,
then use finger
to drag the
cursor on the
touchpad
Tap twice (at the same
speed as double-clicking
a mouse button) then hold
finger to the touchpad on
the second tap to drag the
cursor
Access context
menu
Chapter 1
Click once
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Function
Scroll
Left Button
Right Button
Scroll Button
Tap
Click and hold
the button in the
desired
direction (up/
down/left/right)
NOTE: Keep your fingers dry and clean when using the touchpad. Also keep the touchpad dry and clean. The
touchpad is sensitive to finger movements. Hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response.
Tapping too hard will not increase the touchpad’s responsiveness.
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Chapter 1
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Processor
Item
Specification
CPU type
Intel Pentium 4
CPU package
/ µ FC-PGA package
CPU core voltage
1.3/1.2
BIOS
Item
Specification
BIOS vendor
Phoenix
BIOS Version
1.00
BIOS ROM type
Flash ROM
BIOS ROM size
512KB
BIOS package
TSOP
Supported protocols
ACPI 1.0b,PC Card 95, SM BIOS 2.3, EPP/IEEE 1284, ECP/IEEE 1284
1.7 & 1.9, PCI 2.2, PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, PS/2 keyboard and mouse, USB,
VGA BIOS, CD-ROM bootable,
BIOS password control
Set by setup manual
Second Level Cache
Item
Cache controller
Specification
Built-in CPU
Cache size
512KB
1st level cache control
Always enabled
2st level cache control
Always enabled
Cache scheme control
Fixed in write-back
System Memory
Item
Specification
Memory controller
Memory size
128/256MB
DIMM socket number
1 sockets (2 banks)
Supports memory size per socket
512MB
Supports maximum memory size
1G (by two 512MB SO-DIMM module)
Supports DIMM type
DDR Synchronous DRAM
Supports DIMM Speed
133 MHz
Supports DIMM voltage
2.5V
Supports DIMM package
200-pin soDIMM
Memory module combinations
You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they
match the above specifications.
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25
Memory Combinations
Slot 1
Slot 2
Total Memory
128MB/256 MB
0 MB
128MB/256 MB
128MB/256 MB
128 MB
256MB/384 MB
128MB256 MB
256 MB
384MB/512 MB
128MB/256 MB
512 MB
640MB/768 MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
NOTE: Above table lists some system memory configurations. You may combine DIMMs with various
capacities to form other combinations. .
LAN Interface
Item
Specification
Supports LAN protocol
10/100 Mbps
LAN connector type
RJ45
LAN connector location
Right side
Modem Interface
Item
Specification
Data modem data baud rate (bps)
56K
Supports modem protocol
V.90 MDC
Modem connector type
RJ11
Modem connector location
Right side
Floppy Disk Drive Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
Panasonic JU226A273FC/Mitsumi D353G-2938
Floppy Disk Specifications
Media recognition
2DD (720KB)
2HD (1.2MB, 3-mode)
2HD (1.44MB)
Sectors/track
9
15
18
Tracks
80
80
80
Rotational speed (RPM)
300
360
300
Read/write heads
2
Encoding method
MFM/FM
Power Requirement
Input Voltage (V)
+5V +/- 10%
Hard Disk Drive Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor &
Model Name
IBM 20G
IBM 30G
IBM 40G
Toshiba
20G
(MK2018
)
Toshiba
30G
(MK3018
)
Toshiba
40G
(MK4018
)
Hitachi
20G
DK23DA
-20F
Hitachi
30G
DK23DA
-30F
Hitachi
40G
DK23DA
-40F
Capacity (MB)
20000
30000
40000
20000
30000
40000
20000
30000
40000
Bytes per
sector
512
512
512
512
512
512
512
512
512
Data heads
2
3
4
2
3
4
2
3
4
1
2
2
1
2
2
1
2
2
Drive Format
Disks
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Chapter 1
Hard Disk Drive Interface
Item
Specification
Spindle speed
(RPM)
4200
RPM
4200
RPM
4200
RPM
4200
RPM
4200
RPM
4200
RPM
4200
RPM
4200
RPM
4200
RPM
Performance Specifications
Buffer size
2048KB
2048KB
2048KB
2048KB
Interface
ATA-5
ATA-5
ATA-5
ATA-5
Max. media
transfer rate
(disk-buffer,
Mbytes/s)
216
287
287
235
Data transfer
rate
(host~buffer,
Mbytes/s)
100 MB/
Sec.
Ultra
DMA
mode-5
100 MB/
Sec.
Ultra
DMA
mode-5
100 MB/
Sec.
Ultra
DMA
mode-5
100 MB/
Sec.
Ultra
DMA
mode-5
5V(DC)
+/- 5%
5V(DC)
+/- 5%
5V(DC)
+/- 5%
DC Power Requirements
Voltage
tolerance
5V(DC)
+/- 5%
DVD-ROM Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
Toshiba SD-C2502
Performance Specification
With CD Diskette
With DVD Diskette
Transfer rate (KB/sec)
Sustained:
Max 3.6Mbytes/sec
Sustained:
Max 10.8Mbytes/sec
Data Buffer Capacity
128 KBytes
Interface
IDE/ATAPI
Applicable disc format
DVD: DVD-ROM (DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18),DVD-R (read, single
border)
CD: CD-DA, CD+(E)G, CD-MIDI, CD-TEXT, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, CDI Bridge (Photo-CD, Video-CD) Multisession CD (Photo-CD, CD-EXTRA, CD-R,
CD-RW), CD-R (read), CD-RW (read)
Loading mechanism
Load: Manual
Release: (a) Electrical Release (Release Button)
(b) Release by ATAPI command
(c) Emergency Release
Power Requirement
Input Voltage
Chapter 1
+5 V +/- 5 % (Operating)
+/- 8 % (Start up)
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Audio Interface
Item
Specification
Audio Controller
Integrated Software Audio in SiS961 South Bridge with Realtek ALC202
AC97 Codec(No SPDIF)
Audio onboard or optional
Built-in
Mono or Stereo
Stereo
Resolution
20 bit stereo Digital to analog converter
18 bit stereo Analog to Ditial converter
Compatibility
Microsoft PC98/PC99, AC97 2.1
Mixed sound source
Line-in, CD, Video, AUX
Voice channel
8/16-bit, mono/stereo
Sampling rate
44.1 KHz
Internal microphone
No
Internal speaker / Quantity
Yes/2
Supports PnP DMA channel
DMA channel 00
Supports PnP IRQ
IRQ3, IRQ5, IRQ7, IRQ9, IRQ10, IRQ11
Video Interface
Item
Specification
Chip vendor
SiS
Chip name
Integrated VGA chip in SiS650 North Birdge
Chip voltage
Core/3.3V
Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port
No
Video Resolutions Mode (for both LCD and CRT)
16 bits
(High color)
Resolution
32 bits
(True color)
800x600
Yes
Yes
1024x768
Yes
Yes
1152x864
Yes
Yes
1280x1024
Yes
Yes
1400x1050
(SXGA+panel only)
Yes
Yes
Parallel Port
Item
Specification
Parallel port controller
SMSC LPC47N227
Number of parallel port
1
Location
Rear side
Connector type
25-pin D-type connector, in female type
Parallel port function control
Enable/Disable/Auto (BIOS or operating system chooses
configuration) by BIOS Setup
: Depending on your operating system, disabling an unused
device may help free system resources for other devices.
Note
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Chapter 1
Parallel Port
Item
Specification
Supports ECP/EPP/Bi-directional (PS/2
compatible)
Yes (set by BIOS setup)
: When Mode is selected as EPP mode, “3BCh” will not be
available.
Optional ECP DMA channel (in BIOS Setup)
DMA channel 1
Optional parallel port I/O address (in BIOS
Setup)
378h, 278h, 3BCH
Optional parallel port IRQ (in BIOS Setup)
IRQ7, IRQ5
Note
USB Port
Item
Specification
USB Compliancy Level
1.1
OHCI
USB 1.1
Number of USB port
3
Location
Rear side
Serial port function control
Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup
PCMCIA Port
Item
Specification
PCMCIA controller
ENE CB1420 CardBus controller
Supports card type
Type-III/II
Number of slots
One type-III or Two type-II
Access location
Right panel
Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port
No ZV support
Supports 32 bit CardBus
Yes (IRQ11)
System Board Major Chips
Item
Controller
System core logic
SiS650+SiS961(SB)
Super I/O controller
SMC LPC47N227
Audio controller
Integrated Software Audio in SiS961 South Bridge with Realtek ALC202
AC97 Codec(No SPDIF)
Video controller
Integrated VGA chip in SiS650 North Birdge
Hard disk drive controller
ICH2
Keyboard controller
NS87591
RTC
ICH2
Keyboard
Item
Specification
Keyboard controller
NS87591
Keyboard vendor & model name
Chicony
Total number of keypads
87/88/89 keys with 101/102 key emulation
Windows logo key
Yes
Internal & external keyboard work simultaneously
Yes
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29
Battery
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
Panasonic
Battery Type
Li-ion
Pack capacity
57Wh
Cell voltage
3.7V/cell
Number of battery cell
8
Package configuration
4 cells in series, 2 series in parallel
Package voltage
14.8V
LCD Inverter Specification
This inverter is designed to light up the CCFL of LCD for TravelMate 270 series notebook. It should be
supported the following LCD panels.
No.
Supplier
Model
Type
1
LG
LP150x04
TFT, 15.0” XGA
2
Hitachi
TX38D85
TFT, 15.0” XGA
3
CPT
CLAA14/XF01
TFT, 14.1” XGA
4
CPT
CLAA150PA01
TFT, 15.0” SXGA+
5
LG
LP150E0/-A2M2
TFT, 15.0” SXGA+
6
IBM
ITSX95C
TFT 15.0” XGA
There are two control signals that come form system to control lamp brightness. One signal is
named DAC_BRIG, which limits current to meet LCD lamp current specification. Another one is
named PWM, which adjusts lamp brightness. This inverter brightness is adjusted by PWM burst
mode. The PWM burst mode is that turning on and off the lamp at rate of 150Hz. The effective
brightness is a function of the duty cycle.
Features
1. Wide range 9V to 21V input voltage.
2. Birghtness adjustment by PWM duty mode.
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Chapter 1
3. Automatic brightness compensation for input voltage variation.
Electrical Characteristics
No
.
Parameter
1
Input
Symbol
Min.
Typ.
Max.
Unit
Comment
NV_PWR
9
14.8
21
V
Iin
--
0.33
--
A
IL
2.7
--
6.3
mA
*Note 1
* Note 2
voltage
2
Input
current
3
Lamp
current
4
Frequency
F
45
55
65
KHz
5
Output
power
Pout
--
--
4.5
W
6
Efficiency
η
80%
--
--
--
7
Starting
voltage
Vs
1600
--
---
V
8
Starting
time
Tvs
1
--
1.5
Sec
9
Dispoff#
2.8
3.3
3.6
V
0
0.5
10
Limited
lamp
maximum
current
DACBRIG
0
11
PWM
signal
*Note 4
INV_PW
M
142
At 0’C
Backlight on/off signal
0.8
V
Low level
3.3
V
*Note 1
150
158
Hz
PWM signal frequency
3.0
3.3
3.6
V
PWM signal amplitude
30
--
100
%
Ton
Duty = ------------------Period
12
Lamp
current
over-shoot
13
Current
Waveform
factor
I zero-PK
--
--
1.27
10
%
1.56
Multiple
Unbalance
Rate
I−p
2
Ip
or
I rms
14
Line transient (10.8V to
21V/100us) and turn on
transient
-10%
0
+10%
Mulitple
I rms
*10
Ip −I−p
Irms
15
Turn off
voltage
Voff
--
--
100VpP
V
PWM=40%
16
Voltage
Rise time
Trise
--
--
300us
us
PWM=40%
17
Voltage fall
time
Tfall
--
--
300us
us
PWM=40%
NOTE: Please pay attention to the fellowing:
*1. Limited lamp maximum current by DAC_BRIC signal:
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31
When DAC_BRIG voltage is 0V and INV_PWM enables (100%), lamp has max. current.
When DAC_BRIG voltage is 3.3V and INV_PWM enables (100%), lamp has min. current.
DAC_BRIG signal comes from system chipset with internal resistance of 3K Ω
*2. Inverter operating frequency should be within specification (45~65kHz) at max. and min.
brightness load.
*3. INV_PWM enable implies INV_PWM signal is High level (On duty cycle is 100%). It is a square
wave of 150Hz to adjust backlight brightness that is a function of PWM duty cycle. Backlight
brightness is maximum value under INV_PWM at 100% and brightness is minimum under
INV_PWM at 30%.
*4.The system interface signals belong to 3.3V.
*5. Please make sure open lamp output voltage should be within starting voltage specification.
*6. Inverter should pass human body safety test.
*7. Inverter should be no smoking by any component open/short test.
*8. Transformer voltage stress should not be over 85% under any condition.
(turn on overshoot transient and line transient.)
*9. Audio noise should be less than 36dB at 10cm distance.
.
Electrical specification
No
.
1
Symbol
Min.
Typ.
Max.
Unit
V oper*
--
700
--
Vrms
Il
5.7
6.0
6.3
mArms
Comment
Lamp operating voltage
DAC_BRIG: 0V,
PWM:100%
Il
2.7
3.0
3.3
mArms
DAC_BRIG: 0V,
PWM:30%
F
45
55
65
kHz
η
80%
--
--
--
Thermal
All components on inverter board should follow below rules:
1. Component using conditions (component stress) must be within component specification including voltage
rating, current rating, temperature etc.
2. Component temperature shold follow below:
K
K
∆T <=30 degree C, at 25, 35 degree C.
Component temperature should be less than 70 degree C inside system at 35 degree C.
LCD
Item
Vendor & model
name
Specification
AU UB
141X03
Samsung
LTN141XFL05
Hannstar
HSD150PXIIB
Hannstar
HSD150PKIIB
IBM ITUX97C
14.1
15.0
15.0
15.0
Mechanical Specifications
LCD display area
(diagonal, inch)
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14.1
Display technology
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
Resolution
XGA
(1024x768)
XGA
(1024x768)
XGA
(1024x768)
SXGA+
(1400x1050)
UXGA
(1600X1200)
Chapter 1
LCD
Item
Specification
Supports colors
262K
262K
262K
262K
262K
Brightness control
keyboard
hotkey
keyboard
hotkey
keyboard
hotkey
keyboard
hotkey
keyboard
hotkey
Contrast control
No
No
No
No
No
Suspend/Standby
control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Supply voltage for
LCD display (V)
3.3
3.3
3.3
3.3
3.3
Supply voltage for
LCD backlight
(Vrms)
690
690
690
690
690
Optical Specification
Electrical Specification
AC Adapter
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
ADAPTER ADP-65DB BG65W 3 PINS
Input Requirements
Maximum input current (A,
@90Vac, full load)
1.8 A
0.9 A
Nominal frequency (Hz)
47 - 63
@ 90Vac
@ 180Vac
Frequency variation range (Hz)
47 - 63
Nominal voltages (Vrms)
90 - 265
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.
Efficiency
It should provide an efficiency of 84% minimum, when measured at maximum
load under 115V(60Hz).
Output Ratings (CV mode)
DC output voltage
19.0V including the effects of line voltage variation, load current, ripple and
noise
Noise + Ripple
300mvp-pmax (20MHz bandwidth) for resistor load
Output current
0 A (min.)
3.5A (max.)
Output Ratings (CC mode)
DC output voltage
19.0
Constant output
3.5A
Dynamic Output Characteristics
Start-up time
3 sec. (@115Vac)
Hold up time
6 ms min. (@120 Vac input, full load)
Over Voltage Protection (OVP)
25 V
Short circuit protection
Output can be shorted without damage, and auto recovery
Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
15kV (at air discharge)
8kV (at contact discharge)
Dielectric Withstand Voltage
Primary to secondary
4242 Vdc for 1 second
Leakage current
60uA at 254Vac
Regulatory Requirements
1. FCC class B requirements(USA)
2. VDE class B requirements(German)
3. VCCI classII requirements(Japan)
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33
ACPI mode
Power Management
Mech. Off (G3)
All devices in the system are turned off completely.
Soft Off (G2/S5)
OS initiated shutdown. All devices in the system are turned off
completely.
Working (G0/S0)
Individual devices such as the CPU and hard disk may be power
managed in this state.
Standby (S1)
CPU in Stop Clock state
VGA Standby, turn off back-light
PCMCIA Standby
Audio Power Down
Hard Disk Spin Down motor
Super I/O Power down
Suspend to RAM (S3)
CPU set power down
VGA Suspend
PCMCIA Suspend
Audio Power Down
Hard Disk Power Down
CD-ROM Power Down
Super I/O Low Power mode
Save to Disk (S4)
Also called Hibernate state. System saves all system states and
data onto the disk prior to power off the whole system.
Environmental Requirements
Item
Specification
Temperature
Operating
+5~+35°C
Non-operating
-20~+50°C
Non-operating
-20~+50°C (storage package)
Humidity
Operating
10% to 90% RH, non-condensing
Non-operating
10% to 90% RH, non-condensing (unpacked)
Non-operating
10% to 90% RH, non-condensing (storage package)
Vibration
Operating (unpacked)
5~500Hz: 1.0G
Non-operating (unpacked)
50~500Hz: 2.16G
Mechanical Specification
Item
34
Specification
Dimensions
322mm (W) x 272mm (D) x 38.0 mm(H) for 14.1 LCD model
327mm (W) x 272mm (D) x 38.5mm (H) for 15.0 inch model
Weight
6.71lb~7.2lb (including HDD, CD-ROM, FDD and BATT) for 14.1 inch model
6.78lb ~7.5lb(including HDD, CD-ROM, FDD and BATT) for 15.0 inch model
I/O Ports
1 parallel port (25 pins) EPP/ECP capability, 1 CRT port (15 pins) supports DDC
2B, 1 TV-out connector, 1 microphone-in port, 1 headphone-out with SPDIF port,
1 AC adapter jack (2 pins), 1 type III or type II PCMCIA card bus slots, 3 USB
ports (4 pins), 1 RJ-11/RJ-45 port
Drive Bays
One
Material
Plastic PC+ABS (Bayer OM105Q)
Indicators
Power, Media activity, Battery charge, Wireless communication, Caps lock, Num
lock and Scroll lock indicators
Chapter 1
Mechanical Specification
Item
Switch
Specification
Power switch
Lid switch
Internet switch
Wireless ON/OFF switch
E-mail switch
Memory Address Map
Memory Address
00100000h-000F0000h
Size
Function
64KB
System BIOS
000C0000h-000A0000h
128 KB
Video memory (VRAM)
000A0000h-00000000h
640KB
Conventional memory
000CD000h-000C0000h
VGA 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 38859 chip select
061
System speaker out
040B
DMA controller-1
061
System speaker
070-071
Real-time clock and NMI mask
080-08F
DMA page register
0A0-0A1
Interrupt controller-2
0C0-0DF
DMA controller-2
0F0-0FF
Numeric data processor
170-177
2nd EIDE device (CD-ROM) select
1F0-1F7
1st EIDE device (hard drive) select
220-22F
Audio
240-24F
Audio (optional)
278-27F
Parallel port 3
378,37A
Paraller port 1
3B0-3BB
3C0-3DF
Video Controller
3F0h-3F7
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
3F0-3F7
Floppy disk controller
480-48F, 4D6
DMA controller-1
4D0-4D1
CF8-CFF
PCI configuration register
IRQ Assignment Map
Interrupt Channel
Function(Hardware)
IRQ00
System timer
IRQ01
Keyboard
IRQ02
Programmable Interrup Controller
IRQ03
Free by default or Generic
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IRQ Assignment Map
Interrupt Channel
Function(Hardware)
IRQ04
Communications Port (COM1)
IRQ05
PCI AUDIO/MODEM
IRQ06
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
IRQ07
ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
IRQ08
Real Time Clock
IRQ09
SCI
IRQ10
LAN/Universal Serial Bus
IRQ11
PCMCIA/VGA
IRQ12
Mouse
IRQ13
Numeric data processor
IRQ14
Primary IDE controller (hard disk)
IRQ15
Secondary IDE controller (CD-ROM drive)
DMA Channel Assignment
DMA Channel
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Function(Hardware)
00
PnP Audio System CODEC
01
Free
02
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
03
ECP Printer Port (default)
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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
on the bottom of screen).
m during POST (when “Press <F2> to enter Setup” message is prompted
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
System Devices
Security
Boot
Info.
Exit
Item specific Help
System Tim e:
[09:00:00]
System Date:
[01/01/2002]
<Tab>, <Shift-Tab>, or
Floppy Disk Drive
1.44 MB
Floppy disk size
Internal Hard Disk:
[ xxxxx MB]
Disk Size
ATAPI Device :
[ Model Name]
Boot Display Device:
[Both]
Screen Expansion:
[Enabled]
Television Type:
[NTSC]
Select NTSL or PAL standard
VGA Memory:
[32MB]
VGA Memory Size Configuration
F1
Esc
↑↓ Select Item
Help
F5/F6 Change Values
←→ Select Menu Enter Select
Exit
F9
4Sub-Menu
Setup defaults
F10
Save and Exit
Navigating the BIOS Utility
There are six menu options: Main, System Devices, Security, Boot, Info. and Exit.
Follow these instructions:
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K
K
K
K
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wy
p q e
t
To choose a menu, use the cursor left/right keys (
).
To choose a parameter, use the cursor up/down keys (
To change the value of a parameter, press
^
or
.
A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press
Press
).
to expand this item.
while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu.
In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing
. You can also press
u
to save any
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changes made and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
NOTE: You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in square brackets. Navigation keys for a
particular menu are shown on the bottom of the screen. Help for parameters are found in the Item
Specific Help part of the screen. Read this carefully when making changes to parameter values.
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Main
The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup
parameters. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
System Devices
Security
Boot
Info.
Exit
Item specific Help
System Time:
[09:00:00]
System Date:
[01/01/2002]
<Tab>, <Shift-Tab>, or
Floppy Disk Drive
1.44 MB
Floppy disk size
Internal Hard Disk:
[ xxxxx MB]
Disk Size
ATAPI Device :
[ Model Name]
Boot Display Device:
[Both]
Screen Expansion:
[Enabled]
Television Type:
[NTSC]
Select NTSL or PAL standard
VGA Memory:
[32MB]
VGA Memory Size Configuration
F1 Help
↑↓ Select Item F5/F6 Change Values
Esc Exit
←→ Select Menu Enter Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit
4
F9 Setup defaults
NOTE: The screen above is for reference only. Actual values may differ.
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The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings..
Parameter
Description
Format/Option
System Time
Sets the system time.
Format: HH:MM:SS
(hour:minute:second)System Time
System Date
Sets the system date.
Format MM/DD/YYYY (month/day/
year)
System Date
Floppy Disk Drive
Shows floppy drive type information.
Internal Hard Disk
Shows the hard disk types and capacity. If there
is no hard disk present or unknown type, “None”
should be shown on this field, otherwise the
capacity must be shown.
ATAPI Device
Auto detects and shows the CD-ROM, DVDROM or CD-RW types. If there is no ATAPI
Device present or unknown type, “None” should
be shown on this field, otherwise the model
name must be shown.
Boot Display Device
Both: Simultaneously enable both the integrated
LCD screen and the system’s external video port
(for an external CRT or projector).
Option: Both or Auto-Selected
Auto-Selected: During power on process, the
system will detect if any display device is
connected on external video port. If any external
display device is connected, the power on
display will be in CRT (or projector) only mode.
Otherwise it will be in LCD only mode.
Option: Enabled or Disabled
Screen Expansion
Television Type
Selects NTSC or PAL standard.
Option: NTSC or PAL
VGA Memory
Specifies the amount of main memory to allocate
for VGA.
Option: 32MB/16MB/64MB
NOTE: The sub-items under each device will not be shown if the device control is set to disable or auto. This is
because the user is not allowed to control the settings in these cases.
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System Devices
The System Devices screen contains parameters involving your hardware devices. It also provides advanced
settings of the system.
P h oe n ix B IO S S e tu p U tility
M a in
S y s te m D e v ic e s
S e c u rity
Boot
E x it
In fo .
Ite m s pe c ific H e lp
P S /2 P o in tin g D ev ic e
[B o th ]
S e ria l P o rt:
[E n a b led ]
B as e I/O a d d re s s
[3 F 8 h]
In te r ru p t
[IR Q 4 ]
P a ra lle l P or t:
[E n a b led ]
M o de :
[E C P ]
B as e I/O a d d re s s :
[3 7 8 h ]
In te r ru p t
[IR Q 7 ]
E C P D M A c h a nn e l:
[D M A 1]
In tel® S p e e d S te p ™ T e c h no lo g y
F1
Esc
H e lp
E x it
↑ ↓ S e le c t Ite m
← → S e le c t M e n u
[ A u tom atic ]
F 5/F 6 C h a n g e V a lu es
E n te r
S e le c t
4 S u b -M en u
F9
S e tu p d e fa u lts
F10
S a v e a n d E x it
The table below describes the parameters in the screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
Options
PS/2 Pointing Device
Determines whether or not to disable the internal
touchpad of a PS/2 pointing device is connected.
Both or Auto-Selected
Serial Port
Enables, disables or auto detects the serial port.
Enabled /Disabled/Auto
Base I/O address
Sets the I/O address of the serial port.
3F8h/2F8h/3E8h/2E8h
Interrupt
Sets the interrupt request of the serial port.
IRQ4/ IRQ3
Parallel Port
Enables, disables or auto detects the parallel port.
Enabled /Disabled/Auto
Mode
Sets the operation mode of the parallel port.
ECP, EPP, Normal or Bi-directional
Base I/O address
Sets the I/O address of the parallel port. This
parameter is enabled only if Mode is set to ECP or
Bi-directional.
378h, 278h or 3BCh
Interrupt
Sets the interrupt request of the parallel port.
IRQ 7 or IRQ5
Mode
Sets the operation mode of the parallel port.
ECP, EPP or Bi-directional
ECP DMA Channel
Sets a DMA channel for the printer to operate in
ECP mode. This parameter is enabled only if Mode
is set to ECP.
DMA3 or DMA1
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Security
The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized
use.
P h o e n ixB IO S S e tu p U tility
M a in
S e c u rity
S ys te m D e v ice s
Boot
In fo .
E x it
Ite m sp e c ific H e lp
U se r P a ss w o rd is
C le a r
A d m in istra to r P a ssw o rd is
C le a r
S e t U se r P a ssw o rd
[E n te r]
S e t A d m in istra to r P a s sw o rd
[E n te r]
S u p e rviso r P a ss w o rd
co n tro ls a cce s s to th e
se tu p u tility
P a ss w o rd R e q u ire d to :
B o o t:
P ro c e sso r S e ria l N u m b e r :
F1
Esc
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H e lp
E xit
↑ ↓ S e le c t Ite m
← → S e le ct M e n u
[E n a b le d ]
[E n a b le d ]
F 5 /F 6 C h a n g e V a lu e s
E n te r
S e le c t
4 S u b -M e n u
F9
S e tu p d e fa u lts
F10
S a ve a n d E xit
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The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
Option
User Password is
Shows the setting of the user password.
Clear or Set
Administrator Password is
Shows the setting of the administrator
password
Clear or Set
Set User Password
Press Enter to set the user password. When
set, this password protects the BIOS Setup
Utility from unauthorized access.
Set Administrator Password
Press Enter to set the administrator password.
When set, this password protects the BIOS
Setup Utility from unauthorized access.
Password require to
Defines whether a password is required or not
while the events defined in this group
happened. The following sub-options are all
requires the Admininstrator password for
changes and should be grayed out if the user
password was used to enter setup.m (When
enabled, the user password protects the
computer from unauthorized access during
boot up.)
Disabled or Enabled
Boot
Allows the user to specify whether or not a
password is required to boot.
Disabled or Enabled
NOTE: When you are prompted to enter a password, you have three tries before the system halts. Don’t forget
your password. If you forget your password, you may have to return your notebook computer to your
dealer to reset it.
Setting a Password
Follow these steps as you set the user or the administrator password:
1.
2.
Use the w andy keys to highlight the Set Administrator Password parameter and press the e key. The
Set Administrator Password box appears:
Type a password in the Enter new password field. The password length can not exceeds 8 alphanumeric
characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, not case sensitive). Retype the password in the Confirm new password field.
IMPORTANT:Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen.
4.
Press e.
After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to “Set”.
If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter.
5.
When you are done, press
3.
u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
Removing a Password
Follow these steps:
1.
Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set User Password parameter and press the e key. The Set
Password box appears:
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2.
Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e.
3.
Press e twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields.
The computer then sets the Administrator Password parameter to “Clear”.
4.
When you have changed the settings, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
Changing a Password
1.
Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set User Password parameter and press the e key. The Set
Password box appears:
2.
Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e.
3.
Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password
field.
4.
Press e. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to “Set”.
5.
If desired, you can enable the Password on boot parameter.
6.
When you are done, press
u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
If the verification is OK, the screen will display as following.
The password setting is complete after the user presses u.
If the current password entered does not match the actual current password, the screen will show you the
Setup Warning.
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If the new password and confirm new password strings do not match, the screen will display the following
message.
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Boot
This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices
includes the distette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM in module bay.
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Info.
This menu provides you the information of the system.
Parameter
Description
System BIOS Version
Displays system BIOS version
VGA BIOS Version
Displays VGA BIOS version
Serial Number
UUID Number
UUID=16bytes
System Memory
This field reports the memory size of system base memory. The size is fixed to 640KB.
Extended Memory
This field reports the memory size of the extended memory in the system. Extended
memory size=Total memory size – 1 MB
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Exit
The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use.
The table below describes the parameters in this screen.
Parameter
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Description
Saving Changes and Exit
Saves your changes to CMOS and exits System Setup (same as
Discarding Changes and
Exit
Discards changes made and exits System Setup.
Get Default Values
Loads default settings for all parameters (same as
u ).
t ).
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BIOS Flash Utility
The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions:
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K
K
New versions of system programs
New features or options
Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted.
Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM.
NOTE: If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery
Diskette before you use the Phlash utility.
NOTE: Do not install memory-related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when you use the Phlash.
NOTE: Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the Phlash utility. If the battery pack does not
contain enough power to finish BIOS flash, you may not boot the system because the BIOS is not
completely loaded.
Fellow the steps below to run the Phlash.
1.
Prepare a bootable diskette.
2.
Copy the Phlash utilities to the bootable diskette.
3.
Then boot the system from the bootable diskette. The Phlash utility has auto-execution function.
System Utility Diskette
This utility diskette is for the Acer TravelMate 270 series notebook machine. You can find the utility in Service
CD kit. It provides the following functions:
1.
Panel ID Utility
2.
Thermal & Fan Utility
3.
Mother Board Data Utility
To use this diskette, first boot from this diskette, then a “Microsoft Windows ME Startup Menu” prompt you to
choose the testing item. Follow the instructions on screen to proceed.
NOTE: This program contains a readme.txt file. This readme.txt file will introduce each test utility and its
functions.
System Diagnostic Diskette
IMPORTANT: 1The diagnostics program we use for TravelMate 270 series is not exactly the same as PQA
(Product Quality Assurance), the diagnostic program we used to employ in other model. The system
diagnostic utilities is provided by Acer Headquarters. You can utilize it as a basic diagnostic tool. To
get this program, find it in the TravelMate 270 series 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: For ASSY Function Test Procedure, please prepare the following items for system components test:
SIO/PIO loopback, diskette, mouse (PS/2), CD-Disk (Test Program), battery pack, SYS_card (Card
Bus)X2, AC-adapter, keyboard, external speaker and feather.
1
New added description. Please pay attention to it.
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Running Diagnostics Program
1.
BIOS Re-flash
Insert CD-Disk and floppy disk then boot from floppy disk drive to BIOS re-flash.
2.
Serial Port, Parallel Port and FDD Test
Insert SIO/PIO loopback to serial/parallel port. Place the diskette in the floppy diskette drive. Then run the test
utility.
3.
CMOS RTC and FDD Test
Insert the diskette to the floppy disk drive for test.
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4.
Thermal Test
5.
Config Test
6.
1394 ID Check
.
.
^
If you need to confirm whether the 1394GUID serial number has been input or not, you can run this utility.
Press
then Y key to next test.
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7.
Touchpad Test
After you run the utility, please point and move your finger on the touchpad. Then see if the movement of the
cursor can reach to left top (X=0, Y=0). Press the right and left button then continue next test.
8.
VGA R.G.B. Mode Test
Inspects red, green and blue color of display quality. Press any key to continue next test.
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FAN Test
Check if the fan has turned on or not. You can confirm the function by a feather.
10. Keyboard Test
b
Press all keys according to this order--from left to right and from up to down to test each key’s function. If pass
then press
+ Break to continue the next test.
11. 32bit Systemcard Test
Insert two pieces of Syscard (Card bus) into PCMCIA slots for test.
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12. Audio Test
e
Test the left channel first. After you hear a sound press
to test the right channel.
13. Battery Charge Test
Plug in AC adapter to the system for test.
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Chapter 3
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for
maintenance and troubleshooting.
To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools:
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K
K
K
K
K
K
Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge
Small Philips screw driver
Philips screw driver
Flat head screwdriver
Large flat head screw driver
Tweezers
Nut driver
NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the
screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the components.
When you remove the stripe cover, please be careful not to scrape the cover.
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General Information
Before You Begin
Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following:
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.
3. Remove the battery pack.
NOTE: TravelMate 270 series product uses mylar or tape to fasten the FFC/FPC/connectors/cable, you may
need to tear the tape or mylar before you disconnect different FFC/FPC/connectors.
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Disassembly Procedure Flowchart
The flowchart on the succeeding page gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence
and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to
remove the system board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in
that order.
Screw List
Item
Description
A
CPU FRAME NUT
B
Screw, #4-40UNF
C
Screw, M2.0X2.5NL
D
Screw, M2.0X3
E
Screw, M2.0X3NL
F
Screw, M2.0X5
G
Screw, M2.0X7
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Item
58
Description
H
Screw, M2.0X0.4P+3FP-ZK(NL)
I
Screw, M2.5X12
J
Screw, M2.5X18
K
Screw, M2.5X3NL
L
Screw, M2.5X4
M
Screw, M2.5X5
N
Screw, M2.5X7NL
O
Screw, M2.5X9NL
P
Screw, M3.0X3
Q
Screw, TPB-1.7 3.5P-ZK(NL)
R
Thermal screw with spring
S
Thermal screw with white spring
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Removing the Battery Pack
1.
Press the battery lock and slide the battery latch to the right.
2.
Then remove the battery.
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Removing the HDD Module/Memory/FDD Module/Optical Module and
CPU
Removing the HDD Module
1.
Remove the two screws that secure the HDD module.
2.
Then take the HDD module away.
Removing the Memory
1.
Remove the screw as shown here.
2.
Remove the DIMM door.
3.
Then prize out the memory with the fingures.
Removing the FDD Module
1.
Remove the screw that secures the FDD module.
2.
Disconnect FDD FPC.
3.
Then remove the FDD module.
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1.
Remove the screw that secures the optical module.
2.
Push the optical module outwards.
3.
Then take out the optical module.
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Removing the CPU
1.
Replace the screw that secure the heatsink cover.
2.
Remove the heatsink cover.
3.
Disconnect the fan power cable.
4.
Remove the two screws that secure the fan.
5.
Then remove the fan.
6.
Remove the four screws as shown.
7.
Then remove the heatsink.
8.
Unlock the CPU lock with the flat head screwdriver.
9.
Then remove the CPU
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Removing the LCD Module and Switch Board
Removing the LCD Module
1.
Remove the two (one on each side) screws holding the middle cover.
2.
Use a tool to pull the keyboard locks outwards as shown here.
3.
Prize the middle cover with a plastic flat head screwdriver.
4.
Unscrew the two screws as shown here.
5.
Place the keyboard as the picture shows.
6.
Disconnect the keyboard cable..
7.
Disconnect the LCD power cable.
8.
Unscrew the two screws as shown here. One on each side.
9.
Then, remove the two screws as shown here. One on each side.
10. Remove the two screws holding the LCD hinges.
11. Then, remove the LCD module from the main unit.
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Removing the Switch Board
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1.
Unscrew the two screws that secure the switch board.
2.
Then remove the switch board from the main unit.
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Disassembling the Main Unit
Separate the main unit into the logic upper and the logic lower assembly
1.
Unscrew the two screws holding the Mini PCI EMI shielding then remove it from the main unit.
2.
Disconnect the audio board FFC..
3.
Remove the 11 screws on the lower case.
4.
Remove the 5 screws holding the upper case.
5.
Disattach the logic upper form the logic lower..
Disassembling the logic upper
1.
Unscrew the 7 screws holding the touchpad bracket. Then remove the touchpad bracket.
2.
Disconnect the two speakers’ cable.
3.
Disconnect the touchpad FFC from the audio board.
4.
Unscrew one screw as shown here. Then turn over the audio board.
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5.
Disconnect the phone jack FFC from the audio board. Then remove the audio board.
6.
Disconnect the audio board FFC from the audio board.
7.
Disattach the touchpad cover latch.
8.
Turn over the upper case and disattach the touchpad cover from the upper case.
9.
Remove the touchpad.
10. Disconnect the touchpad FFC.
11. Unscrew the screws holding the speakers; one on each side.
12. Remove the two screws that holds the wireless card antenna line; two on each side.
13. Unscrew the two screws that secure the hinge saddles, then remove the right and left hinge saddles.
14. Remove the two screws holding the phone jack board. Then remove the phone jack board shielding.
15. Disconnect the phone jack FFC.
16. Remove the EMI shielding from the upper case.
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Disassembling the logic lower
1.
Tear off the mylar that fastens the wireless card power cable.
2.
Diconnect teh wireless card power cable and remove it from the main board.
3.
Unscrew the three screws that secures main board to the lower case.
4.
Remove the six nuts with nut screwdriver. two screws that secure the main board.
5.
Then take out the main board from the lower case..
6.
Remove the four screws holding the optical drive bracket then remove it from the main board.
7.
Remove the four screws that secures the PCMCIA slot and remove it from the main board.
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Disassembling the LCD Module
1.
Remove the two screwpad then unscrew the two screws on the LCD bezel. One on each side.
2.
Disattach the LCD bezel from the upper side of the LCD module carefully..
3.
Unscrew the screw that holds the LCD inverter.
4.
Disconnect the LCD wire set and LCD power cable from the LCD inverter.
5.
Remove the eight screws that secure the LCD to LCD panel; four on each side.
6.
Remove the LCD from the LCD panel.
7.
Remove the six screws holding the right and the left LCD brackets. Four on each side.
8.
Tear off the mylar that fastens the LCD wire set..
9.
Disconnect the LCD wire set.
10. Unscrew the two screws that secure the right and left hinges. Then remove the two hinges.
11. Unscrew the three screws then remove the LCD latch.
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Disassembling the External Modules
Disassembling the HDD Module
1.
Remove the four (two on each side) screws on HDD carrier.
2.
Remove the HDD EMI shielding and take out the HDD from the carrier.
3.
Disconnect the hard disk drive connector.
Disassembling the Floppy Disk Drive Module
1.
Remove the four screws (two on each side) that secure the FDD to the FDD bracket. Then remove the
FDD from the FDD bracket.
2.
Disconnect FDD FFC.
3.
Use a tool (a tip of a pen or an uncurved paper clipper) to release the FDD door lock on one side, then the
other. And you can remove the FDD door.
Disassembling the Optical Drive Module
1.
Unscrew the two screws holding the optical bracket.
2.
Then remove the optical bracket.
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Troubleshooting
Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems.
NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test this model (TravelMate 270 series). Non-Acer products,
prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses.
1.
Obtain the failed 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.
If any problem occurs, you can perform visual inspection before you fellow this chapter’s instructions. You
can check the following:
power cords are properly connected and secured;
there are no obvious shorts or opens;
there are no obviously burned or heated components;
all components appear normal.
4.
After you perform visual inspection you can also verify the following:
ask the user if a password is registered and, if it is, ask him or her to enter the password.
verify with the customer that Wndows XP is installed on the hard disk. Operating systems that
were not preinstalled by Acer can cause malfunction.
make sure all optional equipment is removed from the computer.
make sure the floppy disk is empty.
5.
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 73.
POST does not complete. No beep or error
codes are indicated.
“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on
page 77
“Undetermined Problems” on page 84
POST detects an error and displayed messages
on screen.
“Error Message List” on page 78
The diagnostic test detected an error and
displayed a FRU code.
“System Diagnostic Diskette” on page 49
Other symptoms (i.e. LCD display problems or
others).
“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on
page 77
Symptoms cannot be re-created (intermittent
problems).
Use the customer-reported symptoms and go to
“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on
page 77
“Intermittent Problems” on page 83
“Undetermined Problems” on page 84
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System Check Procedures
External Diskette Drive Check
Do the following steps to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic
diskette is required.
NOTE: Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause
damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail.
Do the following to select the test device. See “System Diagnostic Diskette” on page 49 for details.
1.
The FDD heads can become dirty over time, affecting their performance. Use an FDD cleaning kit to clean
the heads. If the FDD still does not function properly after cleaning, go to next step.
2.
Boot from diagnostic program (see“System Diagnostic Diskette” on page 49)
3.
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 module.
2.
Replace the external diskette drive module.
3.
Replace the main board.
External CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive Check
Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD-ROM/DVD-ROM. Make sure that the CDROM 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.
Insert an audio CD into the CD/DVD drive. If the CD/DVD drive can read the data from the audio CD. The
drive does not have problem, then go to next step. If the CD/DVD LED on the front panel does not emit
light as it read the data from the audio CD, then go to next step. However, if the CD/DVD drive can not
read data from the audio CD, you may need to clean the CD/DVD drive with a CD/DVD drive cleaning
disk.
2.
Make sure that the appropriate driver has been installed on the computer for the CD/DVD drive.
3.
Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program (refer to “System Diagnostic
Diskette” on page 49.)
4.
See if CD-ROM Test is passed when the program runs to CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Test.
5.
Follow the instructions in the message window.
If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the main board. If the error still remains:
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1.
Reconnect the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM module.
2.
Replace the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM module.
3.
Replace the main board.
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Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check
Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested.
If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected character appears, make sure that the flexible cable
extending from the keyboard is correctly seated in the connector on the main board.
If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test. See “System Diagnostic Diskette” on page
49 for more details.
If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU:
1.
Reconnect the keyboard cables.
2.
Replace the keyboard.
3.
Replace the main board.
The following auxiliary input devices are supported by this computer:
K
K
Embedded 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.
Currently, we do not provide memory test program. However, if you need to check memory but have no testing
program or diagonositc utility at hand, please go to http://www.passmark.com to download the shareware
“BurnIn Test V.3.0”. You may test the memory with this program under Window XP environment.
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:
K
K
Chapter 4
“Check the Power Adapter” on page 74
“Check the Battery Pack” on page 75
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Check the Power Adapter
Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power
adapter cable. See the following figure
Pin 1: 19V
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:
K
K
K
Replace the main board.
If the problem is not corrected, see “Undetermined Problems” on page 84.
If the voltage is not correct, go to the next step.
NOTE: An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate a defect.
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3.
If the DC-IN 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 Power Adapter” on page 74.
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Check the Battery Pack
To check the battery pack, do the following:
From Software:
1.
Check out the Power Options in control Panel
2.
In Power Meter, confirm that if the parameters shown in the screen for Current Power Source and Total
Battery Power Remaining are correct.
3.
Repeat the steps 1 and 2, for both battery and adapter.
4.
This helps you identify first the problem is on recharging or discharging.
From Hardware:
1.
Power off the computer.
2.
Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery terminals 1(+) and 6(ground).
3.
If the voltage is still less than 7.5 Vdc after recharging, replace the battery.
4.
If the voltage is within the normal range, run the diagnostic program.
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 emit, replace the battery pack. If the charge indicator still does not light up,
replace the DC/DC charger board.
Touchpad Check
If the touchpad doesn’t work, do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU:
1.
After rebooting, run Touch pad/PS2 Mode Driver.
2.
Run utility with the PS/2 mouse function and check if the mouse is working.
3.
If the PS/2 mouse does not work, then check if the main board to switch board FPC is connected well.
4.
If the main board to switch board FPC is connected well, then check if the touch pad FPC connects to the
main board properly.
5.
If there is still an error after you have connected the touch pad FPC to the main board properly, then
replace the touch pad or touch pad FPC. The touch pad or touch pad FPC may be damaged.
6.
Replace switch board.
7.
If the touch pad still does not work, then replace the FPC on Track Pad PCB.
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.
Display Check
p
1.
Connect an external display to the computer’s external monitor port, the boot the computer. The computer
can automatically detect the external display. Press Fn+
to switch to the external display.
2.
If the external display works fine, the internal LCD may be damaged. Then perform the following steps:
Make sure the DDRRAM module is seated properly. Then run the diplay test again. If the problem
still exists, go to next step.
Replace the inverter board, then run the display test program again. If the problem still occurs, go
on next step.
Replace the LCD module with a new one then run the display test again. If the probelm still
happens, continue next step.
Replace LCD/FL cable with a new one then execute the display diagnostic again. If the problem
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still occurs, continue next step.
Replace the CPU with another of the same specifications. If the problems still occurs, go to next
step.
The main board may be damaged. Replace main board.
3.
If the external monitor has the same problem as the internal monitor, the main board may be damaged.
Please insert the diagnostic disk and run the display test program and go through the sub-steps under
step 2.
Sound Check
To determine if the computer’s built-in speakers are functioning properly, perform the following steps. Before
you start the steps below, adjust the speaker volume to an appropriate level.
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1.
Try different audio sources. For example, employ audio CD and ditital music file to determine whether the
fault is in the speaker system or not. If not all sources have sound problem, the problem is in the source
devices. If all have the same problem, continue next step.
2.
Connect a set of earphone or external speakers. If these devices work fine, go to next step. If not, then the
main board may be defective or damaged. Replace the main board.
3.
Follow the disassembling steps in Chapter 3. Esure the speaker cable is firmly connected to the main
board. If the speaker is still a malfunction, go on next step.
4.
If the speakers do not sound properly, the speakers may be defective or damaged. Replace the speakers.
If the problem still occurs, then replace the main board.
Chapter 4
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 84.
The following lists the error messages that the BIOS displays on the screen and the error symptoms classified
by function.
NOTE: Most of the error messages occur during POST. Some of them display information about a hardware
device, e.g., the amount of memory installed. Others may indicate a problem with a device, such as the
way it has been configured.
NOTE: If the system fails after you make changes in the BIOS Setup Utility menus, reset the computer, enter
Setup and install Setup defaults or correct the error.
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Index of Error Messages
Error Message List
Error Messages
0200 Failure Fixed Disk
FRU/Action in Sequence
Hard disk error detected.
Check to see if fixed disk is attached properly.
Enter the BIOS Setup Utility and verify the hard disk is detected.
0211 Keyboard error
see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 73.
0212 Keyboard Controller Failed
see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 73.
May require replacing the keyboard controller.
0213Keyboard locked - Unlock key switch
Unlock the system to proceed.
0220 Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run
SETUP
Display device mismatch.
0230 System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
Enter the BIOS Setup Utility and verify the parameters (try loading
the default settings); then save and restart the computer.
Shadow RAM test failed
Main board
0231 Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
System RAM test failed
Main board
0232 Extended RAM Failed at address line: nnnn Extended RAM test failed
Main board
0250 System battery is dead - Replace and run
SETUP
CMOS clock battery needs to be replaced. Replace the battery and
run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
0251 System CMOS checksum bad - Default
configuration used
CMOS has been corrupted or modified incorrectly.
Run BIOS Setup Utility and verify the parameters; then save and
restart the computer.
Check the system battery.
0260 System timer error
System timer test fiailed, and the main board needs to be repaired.
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
Main board
0270 Real time clock error
RTC battery
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
Main board
0280 Previous boot incomplete - Default
configuration used
Previous boot-up was not copleted successfully.
Enter the BIOS Setup Utility and verify the parameters (try loading
the default settings); then save and restart the computer.
RTC battery
Main board
0281 Memory size found by POST differed from
EISA CMOS
Run “Load Setup Defaults” in BIOS Setup Utility.
02B0 Diskette drive A error
Drive A: or B: is present but fails the BIOS POST diskette tests.
Main board
Check the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in BIOS
Setup Utility
Check if the diskette drive is attached correctly.
See “External Diskette Drive Check” on page 72.
02B2 Incorrect Drive A type - run SETUP
Type of floppy drive A: not correctly identified in Setup.
Main board
02D0 System cache error - Cache disabled
RAM cache failed and BIOS disabled the cache.
On older boards, check the cache jummpers. You may have to
replace the cache.
Main board
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Error Message List
Error Messages
02F0 CPU ID
FRU/Action in Sequence
CPU socket number for Multi-Processor error.
Main board
02F4 EISA CMOS not writeable
System unable to write to EISA CMOS.
02F5 DMA Test Failed
System unable to write to DMA (Direct Memory Access) registers.
Main board
Main board
02F6 Software NMI Failed
System unable to generate software NMI (Non-Maskable Interrupt).
Main board
02F7 Fail-Safe Timer NMI Failed
Fail-Safe Timer takes too long.
Main board
Invalid System Configuration Data
Error with NVRAM (CMOS) data.
Enter the BIOS Setup Utility and verify the parameters (try loading
the default settings); then save and restart your computer.
Main board
Operating system not found
Operating system cannot be found on the boot device.
Enter the BIOS Setup Utility and verify the parameters (try loading
the default settings); then save and restart the computer.
Recover hard disk.
Reinstall the operating system.
Parity Check 1 nnnn
Parity error found on system bus. BIOS attempts to locate the
address and display it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address,
it displays.
Parity Check 2 nnnn
Parity error found on I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address
and display it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it
displays .
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Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message
LCD-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
LCD backlight doesn't work
Action in Sequence
LCD is too dark
Enter BIOS Utility to execute “Load Setup Defaults” on Exit screen,
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 cable
LCD inverter
LCD
Main board
Unreadable LCD screen
Reconnect the LCD connector
Missing pels in characters
LCD cable
Abnormal screen
LCD inverter
Wrong color displayed
LCD
Main board
LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines
displayed.
LCD inverter
LCD cable
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 73.
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 73“.
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 73.
Hold and press the power switch for more than 4 seconds.
Main board
Battery can’t be charged
See “Check the Power Adapter” on page 74.
Battery pack
Main board
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PCMCIA-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
System cannot detect the PC Card (PCMCIA)
Action in Sequence
See “System Diagnostic Diskette” on page 49. Please run Sycard 32
Bit test.
PCMCIA slot assembly
Main board
PCMCIA slot pin is damaged.
PCMCIA slot assembly
Memory-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Memory count (size) appears different from
actual size.
Action in Sequence
DIMM
Main board
Speaker-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
In Windows, multimedia programs, no sound
comes from the computer.
Action in Sequence
See “Sound Check” on page 76
Audio driver
Speaker
Main board
Internal speakers make noise or emit no sound.
See “Sound Check” on page 76
Speaker
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.
Press Fn+F4 and see if the computer enters hibernation mode.
Touchpad
Keyboard
Hard disk connection board
Hard disk drive
Main board
The system doesn’t enter standby mode after
closing the LCD
LCD cover switch
The system doesn't resume from hibernation
mode.
Hard disk connection board
Main board
Hard disk drive
Main board
The system doesn't resume from standby mode
after opening the LCD.
LCD cover switch
Battery fuel gauge in Windows doesn’t go higher
than 90%.
Remove battery pack and let it cool for 2 hours.
Main board
Refresh battery (continue use battery until power off, then charge
battery).
Battery pack
Main board
System hangs intermittently.
Reconnect hard disk drives.
Hard disk drive connector
Main board
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Peripheral-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
System configuration does not match the
installed devices.
Action in Sequence
Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Setup defaults”, then
reboot system.
Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM/diskette drives.
External display does not work correctly.
See “System Diagnostic Diskette” on page 49
See if there is an error beep. If there is an erro beep, then change
main board.
Power off. Then check if RAM CPU BIOS are well-connected.
Press Fn+F5 three times slowly
LCD FPC
LCD inverter
LCD
USB does not work correctly
USB device cable is firmly connected into the USB ports. Test one
USB port each time.
USB socket is firmly secured to the main board.
Main board
Print problems.
Ensure the “Parallel Port” in the “System Devices” of BIOS Setup
Utility is set to Enabled.
Onboard Devices Configuration
Run parallel port test
Printer driver
Printer cable
Printer
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 touch pad cable. Modem port is secured to the main
board
Touch pad FPC
Audio/Touch pad board
Main board
Modem-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Internal modem does not work correctly.
Action in Sequence
Ensure the telephone cable is firmly plugged into the telephone wall
socket and the modem port of the computer.
Modem phone port is secured to the main board.
modem combo board
Main board
NOTE: If you cannot find a symptom or an error in this list and the problem remains, see “Undetermined
Problems” on page 84.
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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 diagnostic test for several times to isolate the problem.
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.
If an error is detected by the main battery test, see “Check the Power Adapter” on page 74
If an error is detected by the display test, see “Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message” on page
80 .
If an error is detected by the floppy disk drive test, see “External Diskette Drive Check” on page 72.
If an error is detected by the keyboard test, see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on
page 73.
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Undetermined Problems
The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed, which installed devices are incorrect,
whether a short circuit is suspected, or whether the system is inoperative.
Follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate non-defective FRU).
NOTE: Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer.
NOTE: Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly. (See “Power
System Check” on page 71):
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:
K
K
K
K
K
K
K
Printer, mouse, and other external devices
Battery pack
Hard disk drive
DIMM
CD-ROM/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:
K
K
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Non-Acer devices
Main board
LCD assembly
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Index of AFlash BIOS Error Message
Error Message
Action in Sequence
Hardware Error
See “System Diagnostic Diskette” on page 49
VPD Checksum Error
Reboot the system and then restest with this diskette.
BIOS Update Program Error
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.
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Jumper and Connector Locations
Top View
1
2
3
4
5
9
6
8
7
1-JP8
Panel connector
7-JP18
Int.keyboard interface connector
3-JP20
Switch button interface connector
8-JP29
Audio to main board connector
5-JP15
Modem connector
9-JP16
Mini-PCI connector
6-JP5
DDR-200P
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SW1 Settings (Lid switch)
Setting
Switch 1
NONE
Switch 2
STAND BY
Switch 3
HIBERNATE
Switch 4
ON/OFF BUTTON
SW2 Settings
SW2
POWER BUTTON
Setting
ON:SYSTEM ON
OFF: SYSTEM OFF
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Bottom View
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
12
14
JP7
17
20
19
15
16
18
1-JP31
USB connector
12-JP1
CPU fan connector
2-JP26
USB connector
13-JP28
Keyboard/PS2
3-JP24
USB connector
14-JP14
RJ45-11 connector
4-JP11
1394 connector
16-JP12
PCMCIA connector
5-JP7
TV-out connector
17-JP4
DDR 200P so-DIMM connector
6-JP17
Serial port
18-JP19
FDD connector
7-JP10
CD-ROM connector
19-JP30
Card reader connector
8-JP27
Parallel connector
20-JP9
HDD connector
9-JP6
CRT connector
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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 270
series products. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise
Authorization).
Please note that WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, you should check the most up-to-date information available
on your regional web or channel. For whatever reasons a part number change is made, it will not be noted on
the printed Service Guide. For ACER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a
DIFFERENT part number code from those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use
the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer
machines.
NOTE: To scrap or to return the defective parts, you should follow the local government ordinance or
regulations on how to dispose it properly, or follow the rules set by your regional Acer office on how to
return it.
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Exploded Diagram
THE SYSTEM
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LOGIC UPPER ASSY
TravelMate 270
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LCD 14.1”
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DVD ASSY
TravelMate 270
NOTE: The exploded diagrams for CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and DVD-RW combo module are very similar.
Therefor, we put only DVD ASSY exploded diagram for your reference. Please also refer to the FRU list
below for more information on different models and part numbers. This diagram only explains the
relevant location of each part. The parts on the exploded diagrams may be a slightly different from its
actual looks.
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HDD (W/O HDD) ASSY
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Picture
No.
Partname And Description
Part Number
Adapter
NS
ADAPTER-DELTA 70W (3Pin)
AP.17001.001
ADAPTER-ASTEC
AP.80304.002
BATTERY LI-ION 8 CELL-PANASONIC
HBT.0186.001
BATTERY LI-ION 8 CELL-SAMSUNG
HBT.0186.002
251-Logic
Upper
AUDIO/TOUCHPAD BOARD
55.T18V5.001
252-The
system
SWITCH BOARD
55.T18V5.002
252-Logic
Upper
PHONE JACK BOARD
55.T18V5.003
NS
MODEM CARD
54.T18V5.001
NS
WIRELESS LAN COMBOCARD
54.T18V5.002
016-Logic
Upper
FFC-AUDIO 30 PIN
50.T18V5.001
Battery
NS
Boards
Cables
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No.
Partname And Description
Part Number
003-Logic
Upper
FFC-TOUCHPAD
50.T18V5.002
004-Logic
Upper
FFC-PHONE JACK
50.T18V5.003
NS
CABLE-MODEM
50.T18V5.004
002-Logic
Upper
ANTENNA LINE-L
50.T18V5.005
001-Logic
Upper
ANTENNA LINE-R
NS
POWER CORD US (3Pin)
27.T18V5.001
POWER CORD EC (3Pin)
27.T18V5.002
POWER CORD Aus (3Pin)
27.T18V5.003
POWER CORD UK (3Pin)
27.T18V5.004
POWER CORD SWISS (3Pin)
27.T18V5.005
POWER CORD CHINA (3Pin)
27.T18V5.006
POWER CORD ITALLIAN (3Pin)
27.T18V5.007
POWER CORD DEMARK (3Pin)
27.T18V5.008
312-The
System
MIDDLE COVER
42.T18V5.001
322-The
System
MIDDLE COVER SCREW PAD
47.T18V5.003
Note: The shorter one is the left antenna line
50.T18V5.006
Note: The longer one is the right antenna line
Case/Cover/Bracket Assembly
NS
Chapter 6
99
Picture
100
No.
Partname And Description
Part Number
314-The
System
DIMM COVER
42.T18V5.002
313-The
System
HEATSINK COVER
42.T18V5.003
311-The
System
LOWER CASE W/O SPEAKER-INCLUDING
BATTER LATCH, NOB, SPRING
60.T18V5.001
253-The
System
UPPER CASE W/O TOUCHPAD COVER
60.T18V5.002
101-Logic
Upper
EMI SHIELDING WITH MYLARS, THERMAL
PAD
60.T18V5.003
310-The
System
MINI PCI EMI SHIELDING
31.T18V5.001
003-DVD
ASSY
OPTICAL BRACKET
33.T18V5.001
Chapter 6
Picture
No.
Partname And Description
Part Number
104-Logic
Upper
TOUCHPAD BRACKET
33.T18V5.002
NS
TOUCHPAD COVER
42.T18V5.004
NS
CPU SUPPORT BRACKET
33.T18V5.003
102-Logic
Upper
HINGE SADDLE-R
34.T18V5.001
103-Logic
Upper
HINGE SADDLE-L
34.T18V5.002
105-Logic
Upper
PHONE JACK COVER
42.T18V5.005
BATTERY LATCH/KNOB KIT including battery
spring, knob, latch, latch cover
6K.T18V5.001
INTEL PENTIUM 4 1.4GHZ/400FSB
01.ORTH.1G4
INTEL PENTIUM 4 1.5GHZ/400FSB
01.ORTH.1G5
INTEL PENTIUM 4 1.6GHZ/400FSB
01.ORTH.1G6
INTEL PENTIUM 4 1.7GHZ/400FSB
01.ORTH.1G7
INTEL PENTIUM 4 1.8GHZ/400FSB
01.ORTH.1G8
CPU
NS
FDD/Floppy Disk Drive
Chapter 6
101
Picture
No.
FDD ASSY
Partname And Description
Part Number
FDD MODULE, PANASONIC
6M.T18V5.010
FDD MODULE, MITSUMI
6M.T18V5.011
011-FDD
ASSY
FDD DRIVE PANASONIC
KF.22602.001
FDD DRIVE MITSUMI
KF.35301.002
002-FDD
ASSY
FDD DOOR PANASONIC
42.T18V5.016
FDD DOOR MITSUMI
42.T18V5.017
001-FDD
ASSY
FDD BRACKET PANASONIC
33.T18V5.004
FDD BRACKET MITSUMI
33.T18V5.005
FDD FPC PANASONIC
50.T18V5.007
FDD FPC MITSUMI
50.T18V5.008
HDD 2.5" 20G IBM CASCADE
IC25N020ATCS04-0 07N8325 FW: A71A
KH.25202.001
HDD 2.5" 30G IBM CASCADE
IC25N030ATCS04-0 07N8326 FW: A71A
KH.25302.001
HDD 2.5" 40G IBM CASCADE
IC25N040ATCS04-0 07N8326 FW: A71A
KH.25402.001
HDD 2.5" TOSHIBA 20GB TITAN MK2018GAP
4200RPM
KH.25204.001
HDD 2.5" TOSHIBA 30GB TITAN MK3018GAP
4200RPM
KH.25304.001
HDD 2.5" TOSHIBA 40GB TITAN MK4018GAP
4200RPM
KH.25404.001
HDD 2.5" 20G Hitachi DK23DA-20F
KH.32005.001
HDD 2.5" 30G Hitachi DK23DA-30F
KH.33005.001
HDD 2.5" 40G Hitachi DK23DA-40F
KH.34005.001
003-HDD
(W/O HDD)
ASSY
HDD CARRIER
42.T18V5.018
010-HDD
(W/O HDD)
ASSY
HDD CONNECTOR
22.T18V5.002
010-FDD
ASSY
HDD/ Hard Disk Drive
NS
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Chapter 6
Picture
No.
Partname And Description
Part Number
002-HDD
(W/O HDD)
ASSY
HDD BRACKET COVER
33.T18V5.006
NS
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY Arabic
KB.T1802.010
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY Belgium
KB.T1802.012
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY Traditional
Chiese
KB.T1802.005
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY Czech
KB.T1802.014
Keyboard
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY Danish
KB.T1802.017
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY French
KB.T1802.006
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY German
KB.T1802.003
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY Hungaian
KB.T1802.015
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY Japan
KB.T1802.004
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY Norwegian
KB.T1802.016
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY Portuguese
KB.T1802.009
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY Swedish
KB.T1802.013
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY Spanish
KB.T1802.008
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY Swiss/G
KB.T1802.007
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY Thai
KB.T1802.011
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY Turkish
KB.T1802.018
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY UK
KB.T1802.002
AS1400 KEYBOARD CHICONY USInternational
KB.T1802.001
ASSY LCD MODULE 14.1” XGA AU
6M.T18V5.012
ASSY LCD MODULE 14.1” XGA CPT
6M.T18V5.013
LCD
LCD 14.1”
and LCD 15”
001-LCD
14.1” and
LCD 15”
Chapter 6
ASSY LCD MODULE 15.0” XGA AU
6M.T18V5.014
ASSY LCD MODULE 15.0” XGA LG
6M.T18V5.015
ASSY LCD MODULE 15.0” XGA HITACHI
6M.T18V5.016
ASSY LCD MODULE 15.0” SXGA+ CPT
6M.T18V5.017
ASSY LCD MODULE 15.0” SXGA+ LG
6M.T18V5.018
ASSY LCD MODULE 15.0” SXGA+ IBM
6M.T18V5.019
LCD 14.1” TFT XGA UB141X03 (AU)
LK.A0205.001
LCD 14.1” TFT XGA LTN141XF-L05
(SAMSUNG)
LK.A0206.001
LCD 15.0” TFT XG (AU)AB150XN01
LK.A0205.002
LCD 15.0” TFT XGA HSD150PX11B(HANNSTAR)
LK.A0207.001
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Picture
No.
Part Number
LCD INVERTER
19.T18V5.001
104-LCD
14.1” and
LCD 15
LCD BRACKET L14” for AU, CPT
33.T18V5.006
103-LCD
14.1” and
LCD 15”
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Partname And Description
003-LCD
14.1” and
LCD 15”
Note: The brackets you see on the exploded
diagram are with hinges.
LCD BRACKET L15” XGA AU
33.T18V5.008
LCD BRACKET L15” XGA LG
33.T18V5.014
LCD BRACKET L15” XGA HITACHI
33.T18V5.010
LCD BRACKET L15” SXGA+ for CPT, LG, IBM
33.T18V5.012
LCD BRACKET R14” for AU, CPT
33.T18V5.007
Note: The brackets you see on the exploded
diagram are with hinges.
LCD BRACKET R15” XGA AU
33.T18V5.009
LCD BRACKET R15” XGA LG
33.T18V5.015
LCD BRACKET R15” XGA HITACHI
33.T18V5.011
LCD BRACKET R15” SXGA+ for CPT, LG, IBM
33.T18V5.013
102-LCD
14.1” and
LCD 15”
LCD PANEL WITH LOGO-14”
60.T18V5.004
LCD PANEL WITH LOGO-15”
60.T18V5.006
NS
LCD KNOB LATCH KIT
6K.T18V5.002
NS
LCD HINGE ASSEMBLY (L&R) for 15” LCD
6K.T18V5.003
101-LCD
14.1” and
LCD 15”
LCD BEZEL 14.1”
60.T18V5.005
LCD BEZEL WITH RUBBER-15.0”
60.T18V5.007
Chapter 6
Picture
No.
002-LCD
14.1” and
LCD 15”
Partname And Description
WIRE SET 14.1” XGA AU
Part Number
50.T18V5.009
WIRE SET 14.1” XGA CPT
50.T18V5.010
WIRE SET 15.0” XGA AU
50.T18V5.011
WIRE SET 15.0” XGA LG
50.T18V5.012
WIRE SET 15.0” XGA HITACHI
50.T18V5.013
WIRE SET 15.0” SXGA+ CPT
50.T18V5.014
WIRE SET 15.0” SXGA+ LG
50.T18V5.015
WIRE SET 15.0” SXGA+ IBM
50.T18V5.016
108-14.1”
LCD
LCD RUBBER for 14.1” LCD
47.T18V5.001
107-14.1”
LCD
LCD SCREW PAD
47.T18V5.002
251-The
System
MAINBOARD W/ PCMCIA SLOT, MODEM
CABLE (W/O CPU MEMORY)
MB.T1802.001
NS
PCMCIA SLOT
21.T18V5.001
NS
128MB SO-DIMM DDR NT128D64S88A2GM-7K
Nanya
KN.12803.002
SO-DDR 128MB HYS64D16020GDL-7-A
8Mx16*8 Infineon
KN.12802.002
Main Board
Memory
128MB SO-DIMM UNB PC2100 CL2.5 Apacer
77.10921.580
256MB SO-DIMM DDR NT256D64S88A2GM-7K
Nanya
KN.25603.003
SO-DDR 256MB HYS64D32020GDL-7-B
32Mx8*8 Infineon
KN.25602.001
256MB SO-DIMM UNB PC2100 CL2.5 Apacer
77.11021.580
CD-ROM MODULE 24X QSI
6M.T18V5.001
Optical Drive
DVD ASSY
Chapter 6
CD-ROM MODULE 24X SAMSUNG
6M.T18V5.002
DVD-ROM MODULE 8X TOSHIBA
6M.T18V5.005
DVD-ROM MODULE 8X HLDS
6M.T18V5.006
DVD-ROM MODULE 8X LITEON
6M.T18V5.007
DVD-RW COMBO MODULE TOSHIBA
6M.T18V5.008
DVD-RW COMBO MODULE KME
6M.T18V5.009
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Picture
No.
101-DVD
ASSY
Partname And Description
Part Number
CD-ROM DRIVE 24X QSI (SCR-242-S)
KD.24X03.001
CD-ROM DRIVE 24X SAMSUNG (SN-124P)
KD.24X02.001
DVD-ROM DRIVE 8X TOSHIBA (SD-2612)
KV.08X01.001
DVD-ROM DRIVE 8X HLDS (GDR-8081N)
KD.80803.001
DVD-ROM DRIVE 8X LITEON (LSD-081)
KV.08X04.001
DVD-RW COMBO DRIVE 8X TOSHIBA (SDR2212)
KO.08X04.001
DVD-RW COMBO DRIVE 8X KME
(UJDA730CP)
KO.08X03.001
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OPTICAL LOCK
22.T18V5.001
007-Logic
Upper
SPEAKER-R
23.T18V5.002
008-Logic
Upper
SPEAKER-L
23.T18V5.003
107-Logic
Upper
TOUCHPAD (BACK SIDE)
56.T18V5.001
NS
FAN
31.T18V5.001
315-The
System
HEATSINK
23.T18V5.001
NS
MIDDLE COVER NAME PLATE
40.T18V5.001
Others
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Picture
No.
Partname And Description
Part Number
Screws
Chapter 6
CPU FRAME NUT
86.T18V5.001
Screw, #4-40UNF
86.T18V5.002
Screw, M2.0*2.5 NL
86.T18V5.003
Screw, M2.0*3
86.T18V5.004
Screw, M2.0*3 NL
86.T18V5.005
Screw, M2.0*5
86.T18V5.006
Screw, M2.0*7
86.T18V5.007
Screw, M2.5*12
86.T18V5.009
Screw, M2.5*182
86.T18V5.010
Screw, M2.5*3 NL
86.T18V5.011
Screw, M2.5*4
86.T18V5.012
Screw, M2.5*5
86.T18V5.013
Screw, M2.5*7 NL
86.T18V5.014
Screw, M2.5*9 NL
86.T18V5.015
Screw, M3.0*3
86.T18V5.016
Screw, TPB-1.7 3.5P-ZK(NL)
86.T18V5.017
THERMAL SCREW WITH SPRING
86.T18V5.018
THERMAL SCREW WITH WHITE SPRING
86.T18V5.019
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Appendix A
Model Definition and Configuration
TravelMate 270 Series
Model
Number
CPU
LCD
ODD
Memo
ry
HDD (GB)
270X
P4-1400 uFCPGA2
14.1 XGA
24X CD
128
20
270XV
P4-1400 uFCPGA2
14.1 XGA
8X DVD
128
20
270XVi
P4-1400 uFCPGA2
14.1 XGA
8X DVD
256
20
270XC
P4-1400 uFCPGA2
14.1 XGA
8/8/8/24 combo
120
20
272X
P4-1600 uFCPGA2
14.1 XGA
24X CD
256
20
272XV
P4-1600 uFCPGA2
14.1 XGA
8X DVD
256
20
272XVi
P4-1600 uFCPGA2
14.1 XGA
8X DVD
256
20
272XC
P4-1600 uFCPGA2
14.1 XGA
8/8/8/24 combo
256
20
272LC
P4-1600 uFCPGA2
15.0 XGA
8/8/8/24 combo
256
30
273XV
P4-1700 uFCPGA2
14.1 XGA
8X DVD
256
20
273XC
P4-1700 uFCPGA2
14.1 XGA
8/8/8/24 combo
256
20
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Main Features
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Mobile Intel® Pentium ® Processor-M at 1.4GHz or higher, featuring Intel® Enhanced SpeedStepTM
technology
SiS 650 chipset with embedded VGA, featuring 16MB DDR shared video memory (default, or 32/
64MB configurable through BIOS setup)
Standard 128/256MB of DDR-266 SDRAM, upgradeable to 1024MB on dual SoDIMM sockets
14.1” or 15.0” XGA TFT colour LCD, 1024x768 pixel resolution, 16.7 million colours
20GB or higher Ultra DMA-100 removable HDD
1.44” floopy disk drive or optional 4-in-1 card reader (depending on availablity)
Optical drive bay for optional 24X CD-ROM, 8X DVD-ROM or 8X DVD/24X (8/8/24) CD-RW
combo drive
Embedded 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet; optional Acer InviLinkTM IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN with
internal antenna
International 56K ITU V.90 data/fax software modem (Wake-on-Ring ready)
ACPI 2.0 power management; 57Wh li-ion battery pack; 3-hour battery life1; 3-hour rapid-charge,
6-hour charge-in-use
FineTouch keyboard with 5 ° curve; built-in touchpad pointing device with integrated scroll key; 5
launch keys and 3 programmable keys; InviLinkTM button for wireless models
Actual battery life may be different because of the usage and configuration.
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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® XP Home, Windows® XP Pro and Windows® 2000 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 270 series
Compatibility Test Report released by the Acer Mobile System Testing Department.
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Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Environment Test
Item
Display
Specifications
LCD 14.1” TFT (XGA)-AU UB141X03
CPT CLAA141XF01
LCD15.0” TFT (1024x768 XGA)-AU B150XN01
LG LP150X04
HITACHI TX38D85VC1CAB
LCD 15.0” TFT (1024x768 SXGA+)-CPT CLAA105PA01
LG LP150E01-A2M2
IBM ITSX95C
Video
Viewsonic 17PS
Sony MultiScan G200
DELL Ultra Scan P991
Ext TV
Ethernet
D-Link Ethernet Adapter
Audio
Headphone
General headphone
Microphone
General MIC
Speaker
Panasonic EAB-MPC57USB
FDD
1.44MB floppy disk drive
I/O Peripheral
I/O - printer (parallel)
HP LaserJet 5P
HP LaserJet 2100 PCL6(IR)
EPSON color 740
I/O - TV
I/O - Keyboard
Sony KV-W32MX2
Darfon
Natural USB keyboard Pro
Chicony KU-8933 USB keyboard
I/O - USB
JAZ 2GB
Iomega ZIP 100
USB HDD
MITSUMI USB FDD
I/O - USB (Mouse)
Logitech M-BD58
Logitech M-UA34
Logitech M-UB48
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
I/O - USB (Speaker)
Panasonic EAB-MPC57USB
I/O - USB (Camera)
Intel PC Camera Pro Pack
I/O - USB (ZIP)
Iomega ZIP 100
I/O - USB (HUB)
BELKIN Express Bus HUB
D-LINK HUB
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Appendix B
Item
Com port & PS/2
Specifications
Logitech M-M35
Logitech Trackman Marble T-CJ12
Logitech Trackman Portable Mouse T-CC3
Logitech MouseMan M-CV46
Logitech Track Man Live (W/L) M-RD37
Microsoft Intellimouse
Microsoft Home Mouse
I/O Adapter
PCMCIA
Xircom 32-bit Card bus 10/100
Com 32-bit Card bus 10/100 BASE-TX (3C575-TX)
Xircom Etherent 10/100+Modem 56K(CBEM56G-100)
Xircom RealPort Card Ethernet 10/100+ Modem56(RBEM56G-100)
Toshiba Type II PCMCIA 2G HDD
3COM Airconnect(3CRWE737A) wireless LAN card
Cisco Aironet 340(AIR-PCM340)wirless LAN card
Iomega Clik! PC Card 40MB
LEXAR Compact Flash Card (16MB)
RITEK Compact Flash Memory (128MB)
HITACHI CompactFlash Memory (64MB)
DELL IEEE 1394a PC Card
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Microsoft® Windows® XP Pro Environment Test
Item
Display
Specifications
LCD 14.1” TFT (XGA)-AU UB141X03
CPT CLAA141XF01
LCD15.0” TFT (1024x768 XGA)-AU B150XN01
LG LP150X04
HITACHI TX38D85VC1CAB
LCD 15.0” TFT (1024x768 SXGA+)-CPT CLAA105PA01
LG LP150E01-A2M2
IBM ITSX95C
Video
Viewsonic 17PS
Sony MultiScan G200
DELL Ultra Scan P991
Ext TV
Ethernet
D-Link Ethernet Adapter
Audio
Headphone
General headphone
Microphone
General MIC
Speaker
Panasonic EAB-MPC57USB
FDD
1.44MB floppy disk drive
I/O Peripheral
I/O - printer (parallel)
HP LaserJet 5P
HP LaserJet 2100 PCL6(IR)
EPSON color 740
I/O - TV
I/O - Keyboard
Sony KV-W32MX2
Darfon
Natural USB keyboard Pro
Chicony KU-8933 USB keyboard
I/O - USB
JAZ 2GB
Iomega ZIP 100
USB HDD
MITSUMI USB FDD
I/O - USB (Mouse)
Logitech M-BD58
Logitech M-UA34
Logitech M-UB48
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
I/O - USB (Speaker)
Panasonic EAB-MPC57USB
I/O - USB (Camera)
Intel PC Camera Pro Pack
I/O - USB (ZIP)
Iomega ZIP 100
I/O - USB (HUB)
BELKIN Express Bus HUB
D-LINK HUB
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Appendix B
Item
Com port & PS/2
Specifications
Logitech M-M35
Logitech Trackman Marble T-CJ12
Logitech Trackman Portable Mouse T-CC3
Logitech MouseMan M-CV46
Logitech Track Man Live (W/L) M-RD37
Microsoft Intellimouse
Microsoft Home Mouse
I/O Adapter
PCMCIA
Xircom 32-bit Card bus 10/100
Com 32-bit Card bus 10/100 BASE-TX (3C575-TX)
Xircom Etherent 10/100+Modem 56K(CBEM56G-100)
Xircom RealPort Card Ethernet 10/100+ Modem56(RBEM56G-100)
Toshiba Type II PCMCIA 2G HDD
3COM Airconnect(3CRWE737A) wireless LAN card
Cisco Aironet 340(AIR-PCM340)wirless LAN card
Iomeage Clik! PC Card 40MB
LEXAR Compact Flash Card (16MB)
RITEK Compact Flash Memory (128MB)
HITACHI CompactFlash Memory (64MB)
DELL IEEE 1394a PC Card
Appendix B
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Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Environment Test
Item
Display
Specifications
LCD 14.1” TFT (XGA)-AU UB141X03
CPT CLAA141XF01
LCD15.0” TFT (1024x768 XGA)-AU B150XN01
LG LP150X04
HITACHI TX38D85VC1CAB
LCD 15.0” TFT (1024x768 SXGA+)-CPT CLAA105PA01
LG LP150E01-A2M2
IBM ITSX95C
Video
Viewsonic 17PS
Sony MultiScan G200
DELL Ultra Scan P991
Ext TV
Ethernet
D-Link Ethernet Adapter
Audio
Headphone
General headphone
Microphone
General MIC
Speaker
Panasonic EAB-MPC57USB
FDD
1.44MB floppy disk drive
I/O Peripheral
I/O - printer (parallel)
HP LaserJet 5P
HP LaserJet 2100 PCL6(IR)
EPSON color 740
I/O - TV
I/O - Keyboard
Sony KV-W32MX2
Darfon
Natural USB keyboard Pro
Chicony KU-8933 USB keyboard
I/O - USB
JAZ 2GB
Iomega ZIP 100
USB HDD
MITSUMI USB FDD
I/O - USB (Mouse)
Logitech M-BD58
Logitech M-UA34
Logitech M-UB48
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
I/O - USB (Speaker)
Panasonic EAB-MPC57USB
I/O - USB (Camera)
Intel PC Camera Pro Pack
I/O - USB (ZIP)
Iomega ZIP 100
I/O - USB (HUB)
BELKIN Express Bus HUB
D-LINK HUB
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Appendix B
Item
Com port & PS/2
Specifications
Logitech M-M35
Logitech Trackman Marble T-CJ12
Logitech Trackman Portable Mouse T-CC3
Logitech MouseMan M-CV46
Logitech Track Man Live (W/L) M-RD37
Microsoft Intellimouse
Microsoft Home Mouse
I/O Adapter
PCMCIA
Xircom 32-bit Card bus 10/100
Com 32-bit Card bus 10/100 BASE-TX (3C575-TX)
Xircom Etherent 10/100+Modem 56K(CBEM56G-100)
Xircom RealPort Card Ethernet 10/100+ Modem56(RBEM56G-100)
Toshiba Type II PCMCIA 2G HDD
3COM Airconnect(3CRWE737A) wireless LAN card
Cisco Aironet 340(AIR-PCM340)wirless LAN card
Iomeage Clik! PC Card 40MB
LEXAR Compact Flash Card (16MB)
RITEK Compact Flash Memory (128MB)
HITACHI CompactFlash Memory (64MB)
DELL IEEE 1394a PC Card
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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:
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Service guides for all models
User's manuals
Training materials
Main manuals
Bios updates
Software utilities
Schematics
Spare parts lists
Chips
TABs (Technical Announcement Bulletin)
The service repair section provides you with downloadable information on:
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Troubleshooting guides
Tooling box information
Repair instructions for specific models
Basic repair guidelines
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:
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Detailed information on Acer's International Traveler's Warranty (ITW)
Returned material authorization procedures
An overview of all the support services we offer, accompanied by a list of telephone, fax and email
contacts for all your technical queries.
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Appendix C
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Appendix C
Index
A
D
AC Adapter 31
DIMM 23
ACPI 1.0a 23
Combinations 24
external 58
package 23
removing 58
Speed 23
voltage 23
AFLASH Utility 47
Audio 26, 27
B
Disassembly
Battery 28
Battery Pack 55
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Module 63
Floppy Disk Drive 66
Machine 53
Procedure Flowchart 55
Battery Pack 57
battery pack
charging indicator 12
BIOS 23
package 23
password control 23
ROM size 23
ROM type 23
vendor 23
Version 23
Display 3
DVD-ROM Interface 25
E
Error Symptom-to-Spare Part Index 75
BIOS Setup Utility 35
BIOS Supports protocol 23
BIOS Utility 35
External CD-ROM Drive Check 70
F
Basic System Settings 39
Navigating 35
Onboard Device Configuration 41
Startup Configuration 40
System Information 37
System Security 45, 46
Features 1
features 107
Flash Utility 47
Floppy Disk
removing the 66
Board Layout 4
Floppy Disk Drive Interface 24
Bottom View 5
Top View 4
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 89
H
C
Hard disk 24, 27
Cache
HDD 24, 27
controller 23
size 23
caps lock
Hot Keys 13
I
on indicator 12
Indicators 12
CardBus 27
Intermittent Problems 81
computer
on indicator 12
J
Core logic 27
CPU
core voltage 23
package 23
type 23
Index
Jumper and Connector Locations 85
Top View 85
Bottom View 87
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K
Block Diagram 3
Layout 4
Keyboard 27
System Check Procedures 70
Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check 71
System Diagnostic Diskette 47
System Memory 23
L
System Specifications
L2 cache 23
Features 107
LAN/Modem Combo 24
System Utilities 35
System Utility Diskette 47
M
Machine Disassembly 53
T
media access
Temperature 32
on indicator 12
Test Compatible Components 109
Memory Check 71
Touchpad Check 73
Model Definition 106
Troubleshooting 69
Modem 24
Modem Combo Card
U
external 61
Undetermined Problems 82
USB 27
N
utility
num lock
on indicator 12
BIOS 35
V
O
Video 26
Online Support Information 117
Resolutions 26
Video controller 27
P
Panel 6
Bottom 11
left 6
Rear 9
right 9
W
Windows 2000 Environment Test 116
Windows XP Home Environment Test 112
Windows XP Pro Environment Test 114
Parallel Port 26
PC Card 12, 27
PCMCIA 27
Pentium III 23
Power System Check
Battery Pack 73
Power Adapter 72, 73
Processor 23
R
RMA 89
RTC 27
S
Second Level Cache 23
Super I/O 27
System
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