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Acer TravelMate 290/Extensa 2900 Series
Service Guide
Service guide files and updates are available
on the ACER/CSD web; for more information,
please refer to http://csd.acer.com.tw
Project Code: T44 for TravelMate 290
Please note that this model (also named TravelMate 290) is different model from previous TravelMate 290.
These two models have the same names--TravelMate 290 with the same housing, but have different hardware
specification. The part numbers on the notebooks initiates as LX.T44....
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Revision History
Please refer to the table below for the updates made on TravelMate 290/Extensa 2900 service guide.
Date
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Chapter
Updates
Copyright
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purpose. Any Acer Incorporated software described in this manual is sold or licensed "as is". Should the
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dealer) assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, and any incidental or consequential
damages resulting from any defect in the software.
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Pentium and Pentium II/III are trademarks of Intel Corporation.
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Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual:
IV
SCREEN MESSAGES
Denotes actual messages that appear
on screen.
NOTE
Gives bits and pieces of additional
information related to the current
topic.
WARNING
Alerts you to any damage that might
result from doing or not doing specific
actions.
CAUTION
Gives precautionary measures to
avoid possible hardware or software
problems.
IMPORTANT
Reminds you to do specific actions
relevant to the accomplishment of
procedures.
Preface
Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information.
1.
This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION
decided for Acer's "global" product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product
competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e.g.
add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability). These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be covered
in this generic service guide. In such cases, please contact your regional offices or the responsible
personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details.
2.
Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date information
available on your regional web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it will
not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer
office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service
Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and
service of customer machines.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
System Specifications
1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Outlook View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Front Open View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Left Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Right Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Bottom Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Lock Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Embedded Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
The Euro Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Launch Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Touchpad Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Chapter 2
System Utilities
31
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Navigating the BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Advanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
BIOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Chapter 3
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
43
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Disassembly Procedure Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Removing ODD Module, Memory and HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Removing the ODD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Removing the Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Removing the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Removing the Keyboard/LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Removing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Removing the LCD module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Disassembling the Main Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Disassembling the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Disassembling the External Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Disassembling the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Disassembling the Optical Disk Drive Module/Combo Drive Module . . . . . . . . .59
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
61
System Check Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
External Diskette Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
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External CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Memory Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Power System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Touchpad Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Display Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Sound Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Insyde MobilePro BIOS POST Beep Code and POST Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Chapter 5
Jumper and Connector Locations
75
Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
SW1 Settings (Lid switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
SW3 Settings(Kill Switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Chapter 6
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
79
TravelMate 290 Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Appendix A Model Definition and Configuration
95
Appendix B Test Compatible Components
97
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Microsoft® Windows® XP Pro Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Appendix C Online Support Information
105
Index
107
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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
T
Intel® Pentium® M processor at 1.3 ~ 1.7 GHz or higher
T
Intel 855PM Chipset
T
Memory upgradeable up to 2GB with 2 slots
T
Internal removable optical drive (AcerMedia bay)
T
High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
T
Li-Ion main battery pack
T
Power management system with ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface)
T
14.1” or 15.0” Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) displaying at 1024x768 XGA resolution or 15.0” Thin-Film
Transistor (TFT) displaying at 1400x1050 SXGA+ resolution
T
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 with 64MB of external DDR video RAM, supporting Microsoft-DirextX9.0
T
3D graphics engine
T
Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support
T
S-video for output to a television or display device that supports S-video input
T
DualViewTM display support
Display
Multimedia
T
16-bit high-fidelity AC’97 Codec stereo audio
T
Built-in dual speakers
T
High-speed optical drive (AcerMedia bay)
Connectivity
T
High-speed fax/data modem port
T
Ethernet/Fast Ethernet port
T
Fast infrared wireless communication
T
Three USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) ports (Two in rear and one on left)
T
IEEE 1394 port
T
InviLink 802.11b/g wireless LAN (manufacturing optional)
T
Bluetooth ready (manufacturing optional)
Expansion
Chapter 1
T
One type II CardBus PC Card slot
T
Upgradeable memory
1
I/O Ports
2
T
One type II CardBus PC Card slot
T
One RJ-45 jack (Ethernet 10/100)
T
One RJ-11 phone jack (V.92)
T
One DC-in jack for AC adapter
T
One parallel port
T
One VGA port for external monitor
T
One speaker/headphone-out jack (3.5mm mini jack)
T
One microphone-in jack
T
Three USB 2.0 ports (Two in rear and one on left)
T
One FIR port (IrDA)
T
One S-video port
T
One IEEE1394 port
Chapter 1
Chapter 1
4
3
2
1
A
A
35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42
Power Circuit
DC/DC
page
page 33
DC/DC Interface
Suspend
page 30
Power On/Off
Reset & RTC
page 25
page 22
1394
Connector
page 22
VIA VT6301S
13 94
Controller
LED INDICATE
page 23
MINI
PCI I/F
VGA
Board
page 30
Fan Control
Model Name :TM290(Heron3)
File Name : LA-2231 Rev:0.1
Acer confidential
CardBus
page 20
Slot 0
SERIAL
page 26
B
Legacy I/O Option
FIR
PARALLEL
page 19
ENE CB1410
SIO LPC47N217
page 21
RJ45
page 21
LAN
RTL 8100L
3.3V 33MHz
AGP4X(1.5V)
PCI BUS
page 17
AGP Conn
page 18
CRT Connector
B
LPC to X-BUS
& KBC
BIOS
C
page 29
page 29
page 17
Int.KBD
page 17
page 24
SD/MS Slot
D
page 16
HDD
AC-LINK
page 25
USB conn
USBx3
Date:
Size
Title
page 16
CDROM
BANK 0, 1, 2, 3 page 9,10,11
USB port 4
Friday, December 12, 2003
DCL56 LA2231
E
Sheet
Block Diagram
Acer Inc.
page 32
AMP& Phone
Jack
page 31
AC97
Codec
ALC250
page 25
2
page 34
SPR Conn
of
45
Rev
0.1
Block Diagram
E
BlueTooth I/F
Document Number
page 12
Clock Generator
DDR-SO-DIMM X2
page 4
MAX6654
Ext. Board
Winbond
W83L518D
page 24
3.3V ATA100
3.3V 24.576MHz
D
Thermal Sensor
USB port 0, 1, 2
2.5V 200MHz
Memory
BUS(DDR)
3.3V 48MHz
Touch Pad
page 28
ENE 910
EC I/O Buffer
3.3V 33MHz
LPC BUS
page 13,14,15
BGA-421
ICH4-M
MULTIO
page 6,7,8
uFCBGA-593 pin
Odem B
400MHz
uFCBGA/uFCPGA CPU
page 4,5
478pin
HA#(3..31)
System Bus HD#(0..63)
Mobile Banias
C
4
3
2
1
System Block Diagram
3
Board Layout
Top View
4
JP1
CRT Connector
JP16
Module Connector
JP2
Parallel Port
JP17
Mini PCI Connector
JP3
IEEE 1394 Connector
JP18
Speaker Connector
JP4
TV-OUT Connector
JP19
Headphone-out Jack
JP5
RJ11/RJ45 Connector
JP20
SD Socket
JP6
USB Connector X2
JP21
Microphone-in Jack
JP7
CPU FAN Connector
JP22
HDD Connector
JP8
USB Connector
JP23
LED Cable Connector
JP9
POWER Board Connector
PCN1
AC-IN Jack
JP10
MBC Connector
PJP9
Battery Connector
JP11
VGA Board Connector
SW3
Wireless Kill Switch
JP12
CPU Socket 479pin
U9
BIOS ROM
JP13
VGA Board Connector
SW1
Lid Switch
JP15
PCMCIA Socket
U17
North Bridge
Chapter 1
Bottom View
˨˅ˌ
˨ˆ˅
˨ˆˈ
˨ˆˉ
˝ˣ˅ˈ
˝ˣ˅ˉ
JP25
SO-DIMM Socket
U32
AC’97 Codec
JP26
SO-DIMM Socket
U35
CardBus Controller
U29
IEEE 1394 Connector
U36
EC
Chapter 1
5
Outlook View
A general introduction of ports allow you to connect peripheral devices, as you would with a desktop PC.
Front Open View
#
6
Icon
Item
Description
1
Display screen
Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display),
displays computer output.
2
Power Button
Turns on the computer power.
3
Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which
functions like a computer mouse.
4
Click buttons (left 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.
5
Palmrest
Comfortable support ares for your hands
when you use the computer.
6
Keyboard
Inputs data into your computer.
7
Status indicators
LEDs (light-emitting diode) that turn on and
off to show the status of the computer, its
functions and components.
8
Launch keys
Two special keys for frequently used
programs.
Chapter 1
Front View
#
Chapter 1
Icon
Item
Description
1
Latch
Latch for opening and colsing the
computer.
2
AcerMedia bay
For hot-swappable modules including 24x
CD-ROM, 8x DVD-ROM, or 24/10/8/24x
DVD/CD-RW combo or 2x DVD-RW.
7
Left Panel
#
8
Icon
Item
Description
1
Infrared port
Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g.,
infrared printer, IR-aware computer).
2
PC card slot
Accepts one Type II 16-bit PC card or 32bit CardBus PC card.
3
Wireless
communication switch
Enables and disables wireless
communication devices.
4
Stereo speaker
Outputs sound.
5
Headphone/Speaker/
Line-out jack
Connects to headphones or other line-out
audio devices (speakers).
6
Microphone/Line-in
jack
Accepts input from external microphone, or
other audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD
player, stereo walkman and etc.).
7
One USB 2.0 port
Connects to Universal Serial Bus devices
(e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).
Chapter 1
Right Panel
#
Chapter 1
Icon
Item
Description
1
Stereo speaker
Outputs sound.
2
HDD
Houses the computer hard disk.
3
Ventialtion slot
Enables the computer to stay cool, even
after prolonged use.
4
DC-in jack
Connects the AC adapter.
9
Rear Panel
#
10
##
# Item
Item Item
Icon
Description
Description
Description
Item
Description
1
IEEE 1394 port
Connects IEEE 1394 devices.
2
S-video
Connects to a television or display device
with S-video input.
3
Ethernet port
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based
network.
4
Modem port
Connects to a phone line.
5
Two USB 2.0 ports
Connects to Universal Serial Bus devices
(e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).
6
External display port
Connects to a display device (e.g., external
monitor, LCD projector).
7
Parallel port
Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel
printer).
8
Security keylock
Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
Chapter 1
Bottom Panel
#
Icon
Item
Description
1
RAM slot
Houses the computer’s main memory.
2
AcerMedia bay release
latch
Unlatches the AcerMedia drive for
removing the optical drive.
3
AcerMedia bay
Houses an AcerMedia drive module.
4
Battery bay
Houses the computer’s battery pack.
5
Battery release latch
Unlatches the battery to remove the battery
pack.
6
Hard disk bay
Houses the computer’s hard disk
(securedby a screw).
7
Cooling fan
Helps keep the computer cool.
Note: Don’t cover or obstruct the opening
of the fan.
Chapter 1
11
Indicators
The computer has six 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
12
Function
Description
HDD
Lights when Hard Disk Drive is activated.
ODD
Lights when Optical Disk Drive is activated.
Scroll lock
Lights when Scroll Lock is activated.
Caps lock
Lights when Caps Lock is activated.
Pad lock (cursor)
Lights when Pad lock is activated.
Num lock
Lights when Num Lock is activated.
Wireless/Bluetooth
indicator
Orange indicators that wireless LAN is
enables; blue indicators that Bluetooth
(optional) is enabledLights when the
Wireless LAN or Bluetooth capabilities are
enabled.
Power
Lights green when the power is on. Flashes
when the computer is in standby mode.
Battery
Lights green. Flashes when the battery is
being charged or low capacity.
Chapter 1
1.
Charging: Flashing 1 sec. and off 3 sec.
2.
Low capacity (about 10% for 8-cell battery and about 15% for 4-cell battery): Flashing 0.25 sec. and
off 0.25 sec.
3.
Critically low capacity (about 3% for 8-cell battery and about 5% for 4-cell battery): Flashing 0.1 sec.
and off 0.1 sec.
4.
Fully charged: Stead on
Chapter 1
13
Lock Keys
The keyboard has four lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
14
Lock Key
Description
Caps Lock
When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed
are in uppercase.
Pad lock
(Fn-F10)
When Pad Lock is on, the embedded keypad is
enabled. In this mode the keypad is cursor function.
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.
Chapter 1
Embedded Numeric Keypad
The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters
located on the right hand side of the keycaps.
Desired Access
Number keys on embedded
keypad
Main keyboard keys
Chapter 1
Num Lock On
Num Lock Off
Type numbers in a normal
manner.
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+
+ M (Undoes Minimize All)
+ R (Displays the Run... dialog box)
Application
key
16
Opens a context menu (same as a right-click).
Chapter 1
Hot Keys
The computer uses hotkey or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like sreen
brightness and 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-Esc
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep mode.
Fn-F5
Display toggle
Switches display output between the display screen,
external monitor (if connected) and both the display
screen and external monitor.
Fn-End
Speaker toggle
Turns the speakers on and off.
Fn-PgUp
Volume up
Increases the speaker volume.
Fn-PgDn
Volume down
Decreases the speaker volume.
Fn-w
Brightness up
Increases the screen brightness.
Fn-y
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 and Windows Millennium Edition, 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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Chapter 1
Launch Keys
Located at the top of keyboard are three buttons. The left-most button is the power button. To the right of the
power button are the two launch keys. They are designated as the programmable buttons (P1 and P2).
Launch Key
Default application
P1
User-programmable
P2
User-programmable
Chapter 1
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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 optimum comfort and support.
Touchpad Basics
The following items teach you how to use the touchpad:
T
Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor.
T
Press the left and right 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.
Function
Left Button
Right Button
Tap
Execute
Click twice
quickly
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
Tap twice (at the same
speed as double-clicking
the mouse button)
Click once
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 harder will not increase the touchpad’s responsiveness.
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Chapter 1
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Processor
Item
Specification
CPU type
Intel Pentium M Processor at 1.3~1.7 GHz
CPU package
µ FCBGA package
CPU core voltage
Intel® Pentium® M Processor supports automatic selection of power supply
voltage
CPU I/O voltage
1.05V
®
®
BIOS
Item
Specification
BIOS vendor
Insyde
BIOS Version
Insyde MobilePRO BIOS 4.0
BIOS ROM type
Flash ROM
BIOS ROM size
512KB
BIOS package
32 lead of PLCC
Bupported 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, USB, VGA BIOS, CD-ROM bootable
BIOS password control
Set by setup manual
Second Level Cache
Item
Specification
Cache controller
Built-in CPU
Cache size
Intel(R) Pentium(R) M Processor 1M
1st level cache control
Always enabled
2nd level cache control
Always enabled
Cache scheme control
Fixed in write-through
System Memory
Item
Memory controller
Specification
Intel 855PM
Memory size
128MB/256MB/512MB/1024MB(1GB)
DIMM socket number
2 sockets
Supports memory size per socket
1024MB
Supports maximum memory size
2GB (by two 1024MB SO-DIMM module)
Supports DIMM type
DDR Synchronous DRAM
Supports DIMM Speed
333 MHz
Supports DIMM voltage
2.5V
Supports DIMM package
200-pin SO-DIMM
Memory module combinations
You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they
match the above specifications.
Chapter 1
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Memory Combinations
Slot 1
Slot 2
Total Memory
0MB
128MB
128MB
0MB
256MB
256MB
0MB
512MB
512MB
0MB
1024MB
1024MB
128MB
0MB
128MB
128MB
128MB
256MB
128MB
256MB
384MB
128MB
512MB
640MB
128MB
1024MB
1152MB
256MB
0MB
256MB
256MB
128MB
384MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
768MB
256MB
1024MB
1280MB
512MB
0MB
512MB
512MB
128MB
640MB
512MB
256MB
768MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
1536MB
1024MB
0MB
1024MB
1024MB
128MB
1152MB
1024MB
256MB
1280MB
1024MB
512MB
1536MB
1024MB
1024MB
2048MB(2G)
NOTE: Above table lists some system memory configurations. You may combine DIMMs with various
capacities to form other combinations.
.
LAN Interface
Item
Supports LAN protocol
Specification
10/100 Mbps
LAN connector type
RJ45
LAN connector location
Rear side
.
Modem/Bluethooth Interface
Item
22
Specification
Data modem data baud rate (bps)
56K
Supports modem/bluetooth protocol
V.92 for MDC / Bluetooth 1.1 standard for BT
modem
Modem connector type
RJ11
Modem connector location
Rear side
Chapter 1
Hard Disc Drive Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor &
Model
Name
Toshiba MK2023GAS
HGST
IC25N020ATMR04-0
HGST
IC25N030ATMR04-0
Toshiba MK3021GAS
FJV MHT2030AT
HGST
IC25N040ATMR04-0
Toshiba MK4021GAS
Seagate ST94011A
HGST
HTS548040M9AT00
HGST
IC25N060ATMR04-0
Toshiba MK6021GAS
FJV MHT2060AT
HGST
HTS548060M9AT00
Toshiba MK6022GAX
Capacity
(MB)
20000
30000
40000
60000
Bytes per
sector
512
512
512
512
Data heads
2
2
3
4
Disks
1
1
2
2
Spindle
speed
(RPM)
4200 RPM
4200 RPM
4200 RPM
5400 RPM for
Seagate ST94011A
HGST
HTS548040M9AT00
4200 RPM
5400 RPM for
HTS548060M9AT00
Toshiba MK6022GAX
2048KB
2048KB
2048KB
Drive
Format
Performance Specifications
Buffer size
2048KB
Interface
ATA-5
ATA-5
ATA-5
ATA-5
Max. media
transfer
rate (diskbuffer,
Mbytes/s)
164.6~ 257.1
154.3~ 298.0
154.3~ 298.0
154.3~ 298.0
Data
transfer
rate
(host~buffe
r, 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%
CD-ROM Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
TEAC 24X CD-ROM CD-224E-C85
QSI 24X CD-ROM SCR-242
Performance Specification
With CD Diskette
With DVD Diskette
Transfer rate (KB/sec)
(Mode1)
4X-5.7X PCAV 600-855KByte/s
10.3X-24X CAV 1552-3600KByte/s
(Mode2)
4X-5.7X PACV 684.4-975.3KBytes/s
10.3X-24X CAV 1769-4104KByte/s
3.3X-8X CAV 4463-10820KByte/s
Data Buffer Capacity
192 KBytes
Interface
IDE/ATAPI
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CD-ROM Interface
Item
Specification
Applicable disc format
DVD: DVD-ROM (DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18),DVD-R (read, single
border), DVD-RW(read) DVD-RAM (read, Version2.1), DVD-RAM (read,
Version 1.0)
CD: CD-Audio, CD+(E)G, CD-MIDI, CD-TEXT, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I,
CD-I 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
+5 V +/- 5 % (Operating)
+/- 8 % (Start up)
Input Voltage
+5 V +/- 0.25V
DVD-ROM Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
Toshiba (SR-C2612)
Performance Specification
With CD Diskette
With DVD Diskette
Transfer rate (KB/sec)
(Mode1)
4X-5.7X PCAV 600-855KByte/s
10.3X-24X CAV 1552-3600KByte/s
(Mode2)
4X-5.7X PACV 684.4-975.3KBytes/s
10.3X-24X CAV 1769-4104KByte/s
3.3X-8X CAV 4463-10820KByte/s
Data Buffer Capacity
192 KBytes
Interface
IDE/ATAPI
Applicable disc format
DVD: DVD-ROM (DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18),DVD-R (read, single
border), DVD-RW(read) DVD-RAM (read, Version2.1), DVD-RAM (read,
Version 1.0)
CD: CD-Audio, CD+(E)G, CD-MIDI, CD-TEXT, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I,
CD-I 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
+5 V +/- 5 % (Operating)
+/- 8 % (Start up)
Input Voltage
+5 V +/- 0.25V
Combo Drive Interface
Item
24
Specification
Vendor & model name
Lite-on 24X DVD+RW COMBO LSC-24082K
QSI 24x DVD+RW COMBO SBW242C
KME24x DVD+RW COMBO UJDA750QT-A
Performance Specification
With CD Diskette
With DVD Diskette
Chapter 1
Combo Drive Interface
Item
Transfer rate (KB/sec)
Specification
(Mode1)
4X-5.7X PCAV 600-855KByte/s
10.3X-24X CAV 1552-3600KByte/s
(Mode2)
4X-5.7X PACV 684.4-975.3KBytes/s
10.3X-24X CAV 1769-4104KByte/s
3.3X-8X CAV 4463-10820KByte/s
Data Buffer Capacity
192 KBytes
Interface
IDE/ATAPI
Applicable disc format
DVD: DVD-ROM (DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18),DVD-R (read, single
border), DVD-RW(read) DVD-RAM (read, Version2.1), DVD-RAM (read,
Version 1.0)
CD: CD-Audio, CD+(E)G, CD-MIDI, CD-TEXT, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I,
CD-I 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
+5 V +/- 5 % (Operating)
+/- 8 % (Start up)
Input Voltage
+5 V +/- 0.25V
DVD Dual Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
HLDS 2x DVD-Dual GWA-4040N
Toshiba 4x DVD-Dual SD-R6372
Performance Specification
With CD Diskette
With DVD Diskette
Transfer rate (KB/sec)
(Mode1)
4X-5.7X PCAV 600-855KByte/s
10.3X-24X CAV 1552-3600KByte/s
(Mode2)
4X-5.7X PACV 684.4-975.3KBytes/s
10.3X-24X CAV 1769-4104KByte/s
3.3X-8X CAV 4463-10820KByte/s
Data Buffer Capacity
192 KBytes
Interface
IDE/ATAPI
Applicable disc format
DVD: DVD-ROM (DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18),DVD-R (read, single
border), DVD-RW(read) DVD-RAM (read, Version2.1), DVD-RAM (read,
Version 1.0)
CD: CD-Audio, CD+(E)G, CD-MIDI, CD-TEXT, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I,
CD-I 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
+5 V +/- 5 % (Operating)
+/- 8 % (Start up)
Input Voltage
+5 V +/- 0.25V
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Audio Interface
Item
Audio Controller
Specification
Realtek ALC202 AC97 Codec
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
AC97 2.2 & WHQL spec.
Mixed sound source
CD
Sampling rate
48 KHz
Internal microphone
No
Internal speaker / Quantity
Yes / 2
Video Interface
Item
Specification
Video vendor
ATI
Video name
M11P
Chip voltage
Core/1.2V
Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port
No
Parallel Port
Item
Specification
Parallel port controller
SMC FDC47N217
Number of parallel port
One
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
Note: Depending on your operating system, disabling an unused device
may help free systen resources for other devices.
Supports ECP/EPP/Bi-directional
(PS/2 compatible)
Yes (set by BIOS setup)
Note: 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
Optional parallel port IRQ (in BIOS
setup)
IRQ7, IRQ5
USB Port
Item
USB compliancy level
26
Specification
2.0
OHCI
USB 2.0
Number of USB port
3
Location
Two on rear and one on left
Serial port function control
Enable/Disable by BIOS setup
Chapter 1
PCMCIA Port
Item
Specification
PCMCIA controller
ENE CB1410 CardBus
Supports card type
Type II
Number of slots
One type-II
Access location
Left panel
Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port
No ZV support
Supports 32 bit CardBus
Yes
System Board Major Chips
Item
Controller
System core logic
Intel 855PM
Super I/O controller
SMC FDC47N217
Audio controller
Realtek ALC250
Video controller
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
Hard disk drive controller
Intel FW82801
Keyboard controller
ENE KB910
Keyboard
Item
Specification
Keyboard controller
ENE KB910
Keyboard vendor & model name
Standard keyboard w/o launch button embeded
Total number of keypads
85/US, 86/UK keys with 101/102 key emulation
Windows logo key
Yes
Internal & external keyboard work simultaneously
Yes
Battery
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
Sony/Samsung
Battery Type
Li-ion
Pack capacity
31Wh / 63Wh
Cell voltage
3.7V/cell
Number of battery cell
8
Package voltag
14.8V
LCD
Item
Vendor &
model name
Specification
CMO
N141X6L01
Toppoly
TD141TGC
B1
AU
B150XG01
AU
B150XG02
LG
LP150X08
AU
B150PG01
14.1”
15.0”
15.0”
15.0”
15.0"
Mechanical Specifications
LCD display
area (diagonal,
inch)
Chapter 1
14.1”
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LCD
Item
Specification
Display
technology
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
TFT
Resolution
XGA (1024*
768)
XGA (1024*
768)
XGA (1024*
768)
XGA (1024*
768)
XGA (1024*
768)
SXGA
(1400*
1050)
Supports
colors
262K
262K
262K
262K
262K
262K
Optical Specification
Contrast ratio
150 (min)
200 (Typ.)
300:1
300:1
300:1
250:1
250:1
Response time
(msec)
Rising: 15
Falling: 35
Not show
35
25
30
50
Limuinance,
white, 5P (cd/
150
150
180
200
150
150
Brightness
control
key-board
hotkey
key-board
hotkey
key-board
hotkey
key-board
hotkey
key-board
hotkey
key-board
hotkey
Contrast
control
No
No
No
No
No
No
Suspend/
Standby
control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
3.3
3.3
3.3
3.3
3.3
m2 )
Electrical Specification
Supply voltage
for LCD
display (V)
3.3
AC Adapter
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
LITEON 65W, 3 PIN, PA-1650-02CA
Input Requirements
Input Voltage(Maximum)
137 (low range)
265 (high range)
Nominal frequency (Hz)
47 - 63
Output Ratings (CV mode)
Noise + Ripple
380mvp-pmax (20MHz bandwidth) for resistor load as output voltage is 18.5V
Output Ratings (CC mode)
DC output voltage
18.0 ~ 19.2
Constant output
3.3A
Dynamic Output Characteristics
Start-up time
3 sec. (@115 Vac and 230Vac full load)
Hold up time
5ms min. (@115 Vac input, full load)
Over Voltage Protection (OVP)
29V
Short circuit protection
Output can be shorted without damage, and auto recovery
AC Adapter
Item
Vendor & model name
28
Specification
DELTA ADP-65DB, 3pins
Chapter 1
AC Adapter
Item
Specification
Input Characteristics
Input Rated Voltage
100V/240V
Input Voltage Range
90VAC to 270VAC
Input Frequency Range
47Hz to 63Hz
Input Voltage Harmonic
Distortion
larger than or equal to 8%
Input Current (100Vac, 240Vac /
3.5A loag)
larger than or equal to 1.5A
Output Characteristics
Output Rated Voltage
20V
Output Current
0A to 3.5A
Output Voltage Setting
19.5V to 21V
Output Voltage Ripple and
Noise(90Vac/70W load; 264Vac/
70W load)
larger than or equal to 300mVp-p
Dynamic Load Change
19.5~21V
Protection Characteristics
Over Voltage Protection
25V
Power Management
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.
Sleeping State (S3)
CPU Power Down
VGA Power Down
PCMCIA Suspend
Audio Power Down
Hard Disk Power Down
Super I/O Power Down
Sleeping State (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 ~ +65°C
Non-operating
-20 ~ +65°C (storage package)
Humidity
Operating
20% to 80% RH
Non-operating
20% to 80% RH
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Mechanical Specification
Item
30
Specification
Dimensions
333.6mm (W) x 276.3mm (D) x 32mm (H) for 14.1/15.0 inch model
Weight
6.15lb (2.79kg) for 14.1 inch model
6.26lb (2.84kg) for 15.0 inch model
I/O Ports
One type II CardBus slots, one RJ-11 modem jack, one RJ-45 network jack, one
DC-in jack for AC adapter, one ECP/EPP-compliant parallel port, one external
monitor port, one headphone/speaker/line-out jack (3.5mm mini jack), one
microphone/line-in jack (3.5mm mini jack), three Universal Serial Bus (USB)
ports, one IEEE 1394 port, one S-video port
Material
Cover material: ABS
Indicators
Power, Battery charge, HDD, ODD, Wireless/Bluetooth communication, Caps
lock, Pad lock, Num lock and Scroll lock indicators
Switch
Power switch
Lid switch
User define switch 1, 2
Wireless ON/OFF switch
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
System Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/
Output System).
Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if
you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run Setup. Please also refer to Chapter 4
Troubleshooting when problem arises.
To activate the BIOS Utility, press m during POST (when “Press <F2> to enter Setup” message is prompted
on the bottom of screen).
NOTE: Some images below are captured from previous model (TravelMate 290E) cause the setup images are
not ready for current model, therefore, the information of the CPU type, speed, base memory may not
be accurate. Please refer to real BIOS setup screen for correct information.
Navigating the BIOS Utility
There are five menu options: Main, Advanced, Security, Boot and Exit.
Follow these instructions:
Chapter 2
T
To choose a menu, use the cursor left/right keys (zx).
T
To choose a parameter, use the cursor up/down keys (wy).
T
To change the value of a parameter, press p or q.
T
Press ^ while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu.
T
In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing t. You can also press u to save any
changes made and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
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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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Chapter 2
Main
This menu provides you the information of the system.
Parameter
System BIOS Version
Description
Displays system BIOS version
VGA BIOS Version
Displays VGA BIOS version
Serial #
Displays the serial number of the unit.
UUID Number
UUID=16bytes. This will be visible only when there is an internal LAN device present.
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
CPU Speed
CPU Speed= Max speed
Date and Time
Sets the system time and date.
Quiet Boot
Control whether Customer Logo and Summary Screen are displayed or not.
LCD Auto DIM
Enabled: LCD brightness will automatically lower to save more power when AC is not
present.
Disabled: LCD brightness will NOT automatically lower to save more power when AC is
not present.
Network Boot
Enables or disable PXE Boot from LAN during POST.
F12 Boot Menu
This field decides whether the OEM POST screen will have the following message: “Press
<F12> Change Boot Device” or not during user’s quiet boot.
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Advanced
The Advanced screen contains parameters involving your hardware devices. It also provides advanced
settings of the system.
FIR Ports
Configure the system’s Infrared port using options: Disabled and Enabled.
The table below describes the parameters in the screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
Description
FIR I/O Settings
DMA Setting for Fast IR
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Option
Sets the base I/O address and IRQ for Infrared
port.
Disabled, COM1, 3F8, IRQ4/
Sets a DMA channel for the printer to operate in
ECP mode. This parameter is enabled only if
Mode is set to ECP.
DMA1, DMA2, DMA3,
COM2, 2F8, IRQ3/ COM3, 3E8,
IRQ4/ COM4, 2E8, IRQ3
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Mode Setting
Option
Normal (16550), IrDA (HPSIR),
ASK IR, FAST IR
LPT Port
Configure the system’s parallel port using options: Disabled and Enabled.
The table below describes the parameters in the screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
Description
Port Definition
Sets the mode for the parallel port.
Option
Standard AT: Normal mode (AT compatible)
Standard AT (Centronics),
Bidirectional (PS-2),
Bi-directional: Bi-directional mod (PS/2
compatible)
Extended Capabilities
Enhanced Parallel (EPP),
Enhanced Parallel (EPP): EPP mode
Extended Capabilities (ECP): ECP mode
(requires DMA channel)
Port Address
Sets the base I/O address for the parallel port.
When Mode is selected as EPP mode, “3BC” will
not be available.
None/ LPT1, 378, IRQ7/ LPT2,
278, IRQ5/ LPT3, 3BC, IRQ7
Mode Setting
If ECP mode has been selected, then DMA
default is DMA1.
DMA1, DAM3
Legacy USB Support
Disabled: Disable support for Legacy Universal Serial Bus.
Enabled: Enable support for Legacy Universal Serial Bus.
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Security
The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized
use.
The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
Set Supervisor/User Password
If password on boot is required, the password must be set otherwise it cannot be enabled.
The formats of the password are as follows:
Length
10 characters
Characters
Alphanumeric keys only. The shift status i.e. Ctrl, Shift, Alt and Capital are ignored.
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Parameter
Description
Set User Password
Press Enter to set the user password. When
set, this password protects the BIOS Setup
Utility from unauthorized access.
Set Supervisor Password
Press Enter to set the administrator password.
When set, this password protects the BIOS
Setup Utility from unauthorized access.
Password on Boot
Allows the user to specify whether or not a
password is required to boot.
Option
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.
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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 diskette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM in module bay.
Please select the order of the boot devices.
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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.
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Description
Exit Saving Changes
Allows the user to save changes to CMOS and reboot the system.
Exit Discarding Changes
Allows the user Discards changes made and exits System Setup.
Load Setup Default
Loads default settings for all parameters (same as t).
Discard Changes
Allows the user to discard previous changes in CMOS Setup.
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BIOS Flash Utility
The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions:
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New versions of system programs
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New features or options
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Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted.
Use the Flash 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 Flash utility.
NOTE: Do not install memory-related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when you use the Flash utilities.
NOTE: Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the Flash 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 Flash.
1.
Prepare a bootable diskette.
2.
Copy the Flash utilities to the bootable diskette.
3.
Then boot the system from the bootable diskette. The Flash utility has auto-execution function.
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Chapter 3
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for
maintenance and troubleshooting.
To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools:
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Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge
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Plastic flat head screw driver
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Plastic tweezers
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Philips screw driver
Any plastic tool can take off the middle cover
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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NOTE: Please pay special attention to TravelMate 290 (system part number will be LX.T44...) keyboard. This
model is with VGA board, the keyboard needs to have the gasket on its back. Please do NOT use
TravelMate 290/TravelMate 290E (system part mumber will be LX.T35.../LX.T40...) keyboard as
substitute. The image below is keyboard with gasket on its back employed for this model.
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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 290 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.
Start
Battery
M*2
M*1
HDD Module
ODD Module
DIMM Cover
Middle Cover
G*4
J*2
Q*4
HDD Carrier
SUB Assy
Memory
Optical Device
Bracket
ODD
M*2
Optical Device
Holder
HDD Carrier
M*1
Optical Device
Board
HDD Cover
M*2
Power Button
Keyboard
P*4
M*1
LCD Module
L*1
Launch Board
P*2
P*1
K*2
MDC Cover
Plate
Thermal Plate
MDC Card
Thermal
Module
Mini PCI
Cover
*4
Mini PCI
Wireless
Board
CPU
P*1
K*1
M*1
M*3
P*14
Upper Case
ASSY
M*5
Wireless
Antenna
G*4
Hinge Saddles
Lower Case
ASSY
N*3
O*1
Upper Case
Support w/
FPC
LED Cable
M*2
Shielding
P*4
Speaker Set
O*1
Touchpad
Main Board
Lower Case
F*2
I*2
PCMCIA Slot
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LCD Module
2 LCD Rubber
2 LCD Screw
Caps
P*4
LCD Bezel
M*1
P*2
LCD ASSY
Inverter Board
H*8
LCD Coaxial
Cable
LCD
LCD Brackets
LCD Panel
Screw List
Item
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Description
A
SCREW BTP M1,7 x 3.5ZS
B
SCREW BTP M2 x 4 ZS
C
SCREW D-SUB NUT
D
SCREW M1.7 x 2.5ZS
E
SCREW M2 x 6 (B) & NI
F
SCREW M2 x 10 (B)
G
SCREW M2 x 2.3 (NL)
H
SCREW M2 x 3 (NL)
I
SCREW M2 x 4 (B)
J
SCREW M2 x 6 (NL)
K
SCREW M2.5 x 1.1 (NL)
L
SCREW M2.5 x 15 (NL)
M
SCREW M2.5 x 3 (NL)
N
SCREW M2.5 x 3 (NL) -up
O
SCREW M2.5 x 4 (NL)
P
SCREW M2.5 x 6 (NL)
Q
SCREW M3 x 4 (NL)
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Removing the Battery Pack
1.
Slide the battery latch.
2.
Then remove the battery.
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Removing ODD Module, Memory and HDD Module
Removing the ODD Module
1.
Slide the optical drive latch.
2.
Then remove the optical drive.
Removing the Memory
1.
Unscrew the two screws that secure the DIMM cover.
2.
Remove the DIMM cover.
3.
Pop out the memory then remove it.
Removing the HDD Module
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1.
Remove the screw that secures HDD module.
2.
Take off the HDD module from the main unit.
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Removing the Keyboard/LCD Module
Removing the Keyboard
1.
Use a plastic flat head screw driver or any plastic tool to detach the middle cover carefully.
2.
Then remove the middle cover from the main unit.
3.
Remove the two screws holding the keyboard.
4.
Turn the keyboard over as the picture shows.
5.
Disconnect the keyboard cable then remove the keyboard.
Removing the LCD module
1.
Remove the middle cover. See step 1 and step 2 on “Removing the Keyboard” section.
2.
Remove one screw as the picture shows.
3.
Then disconnect the LCD coaxial cable.
4.
Remove the six screws on the rear and the bottom panel; three on each side.
5.
Then detach the entire LCD module.
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Disassembling the Main Unit
1.
See “Removing the Keyboard/LCD Module” on page 49
2.
Disconnect the touchpad FPC.
3.
Remove the screw that fastens the power button.
4.
Then take off the power button.
5.
Remove the screw holding the launch board.
6.
Take off the launch board.
7.
Then remove the screw that secures the thermal plate.
8.
Take off the thermal plate.
9.
Remove the two screws that fasten the MDC cover plate then remove it.
10. Disconnect the MDC card connector.
11. Disconnect the modem card cable.
12. Disconnect the fan cable.
13. Remove the four screws according to the order as shown.
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14. Remove the thermal module from the main unit.
15. Release the CPU lock.
16. Remove the CPU from the main unit carefully.
17. Disconnect the speaker cable.
18. Remove the two screws holding the mini PCI cover.
19. Then remove the mini PCI cover.
20. Disconnect the wireless LAN antennae.
21. Pop out the wireless LAN card then remove it.
22. To detach the upper case assembly from the lower case assembly, first remove the three screws as
shown.
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23. Remove the 15 screws on the bottom panel.
24. Then detach the upper case assembly.
25. Tear off the capton fastening the touchpad FPC.
26. Disconnect the touchpad FPC.
27. Remove the four screws that secure the touchpad support bracket.
28. Then remove the touchpad support bracket.
29. Remove the touchpad.
30. Tear off all capton holding wireless LAN antenna.
31. Take out the wireless antenna from the small fastening hooks.
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32. Remove the two screws that fasten the wireless antenna.
33. Then take out the wireless antenna.
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34. Remove the screw holding the left hinge saddle.
35. Then remove the screw holding the right hinge saddle.
36. Remove the gasket protecting the wireless antenna.
37. Remove the two screws fastening the wireless antenna to the hinge saddle.
38. Then remove the wireless antenna from the upper case.
39. Remove the two screws fastening the left speaker.
40. Place the left speaker as shown.
41. Then take off the left hinge saddle.
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42. Remove the gasket.
43. Then remove the screw that secures the hinge saddle.
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44. Remove the two screws holding the right speaker.
45. Place the right speaker as shown.
46. Then remove the right hinge saddle.
47. Remove the five screws that secure the shielding to the upper case.
48. Tear off the tape on the right and the left side.
49. Then remove the shielding.
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50. Tear off the tape holding the speaker set.
51. Remove the speaker set from the upper case.
52. Remove the screw that secures the main board to the lower case.
53. Disconnect the touchpad FPC. Please push the lower case outwards as shown.
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54. Remove the four screws that fasten the PCMCIA slot.
55. Detach the PCMCIA slot from the main board.
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Disassembling the LCD Module
1.
Remove the two LCD rubber feet and the two screw caps.
2.
Remove the four screws that fasten the LCD bezel.
3.
Detach the LCD bezel carefully.
4.
Tear off the tape fastening the inverter connector.
5.
Tear off the tape fastening the inverter cable.
6.
Remove the screw holding the LCD inverter board.
7.
Disconnect the high voltage cable and the inverter board.
8.
Disconnect the inverter board connector.
9.
Remove the two screws holding the LCD; one on each side.
10. Then remove the LCD from the LCD panel.
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11. Remove the eight screws that fasten the right and the left LCD brackets; four on each side.
12. Then remove the LCD brackets on both side.
13. Tear off the capton that secure the LCD coaxial cable.
14. Disconnect the LCD coaxial cable.
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Disassembling the External Modules
Disassembling the HDD Module
1.
Remove the two screws holding the HDD carrier on one side.
2.
Then remove another two screws fastening the HDD carrier on the other side.
3.
Remove the HDD carrier.
4.
Remove the two screws holding the HDD cover.
5.
Detach the HDD cover.
Disassembling the Optical Disk Drive Module/Combo Drive Module
1.
Remove the two screws holding the optical device holder.
2.
Remove another two screws that fasten the optical device holder on the other side.
3.
Then remove the last two screws that secure the holder.
4.
Take the optical disc drive from the optical device holder.
5.
Remove the optical device bracket.
6.
Then remove the optical device board.
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Troubleshooting
Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems.
NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test the two models (TravelMate 290/Extensa 2900 series). NonAcer 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 63.
POST does not complete. No beep or error
codes are indicated.
“Insyde MobilePro BIOS POST Beep Code and
POST Messages” on page 67
“Undetermined Problems” on page 73
POST detects an error and displayed messages
on screen.
“Insyde MobilePro BIOS POST Beep Code and
POST Messages” on page 67
Other symptoms (i.e. LCD display problems or
others).
“Insyde MobilePro BIOS POST Beep Code and
POST Messages” on page 67
Symptoms cannot be re-created (intermittent
problems).
Use the customer-reported symptoms and go to
“Insyde MobilePro BIOS POST Beep Code and
POST Messages” on page 67
“Intermittent Problems” on page 72
“Undetermined Problems” on page 73
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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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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Embedded Numeric Keypad
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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:
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“Check the Power Adapter” on page 64
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“Check the Battery Pack” on page 65
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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:
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Replace the main board.
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If the problem is not corrected, see “Undetermined Problems” on page 73.
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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 64.
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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
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+ p 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.
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Insyde MobilePro BIOS POST Beep Code and POST Messages
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 73.
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.
Beep Code
Message
Description
short, short, short; short,
short, long
“FAULTY DMA PAGE REGISTERS”
DMA page registers do not function properly.
short, short, short; short,
long, short
“FAULTY REFRESH CIRCUIT”
RAM refresh circuit does not function properly.
short, short, short; short,
long, long
“ROM CHECKSUM INCORRECT”
BIOS ROM checksum failed.
short, short, short; long,
short, short
“CMOS RAM TEST FAILED”
CMOS RAM test failed.
short, short, short; long,
short, long
“DMA CONTROLLER FAULTY”
DMA controller does not work properly.
short, short, short; long, long
short
“INTERRUPT CONTROLLER
FAILED”
The interrupt controller does not work properly.
short, short, short; long,
long, long
N/A
short, short, long; short,
short, short
N/A
No video device found.
short, short, long; short,
short, long
N/A
No RAM installed.
N/A
“KEYBOARD CONTROLLER
FAILURE”
Keyboard controller failed during
system inquiry about connected
devices.
N/A
“KEYBOARD FAILURE”
The keyboard fails to respond or no
keyboard is connected.
N/A
“CMOS FAILURE - RUN SCU”
CMOS data error, probably due to
battery power loss.
N/A
“CMOS CHECKSUM INVALID - RUN
SCU”
N/A
Keyboard controller failed to respond
with the self-test command.
“RAM ERROR AT LOCATION
xxxxxx:
CMOS checksum error.
The RAM failed during memory test at
the indicated location.
WROTE: xxxx
READ: xxxx”
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Beep Code
Message
Description
N/A
“PARITY ERROR AT
UNKNOWN
N/A
“PARITY ERROR AT LOCATION
XXXXXX”
Parity error during memory test at the indicated
location.
N/A
“NO INTERRUPTS FROM TIMER 0”
Timer 0 of the clock timer controller does not
generate system interrupts correctly.
N/A
“UNEXPECTED AMOUNT OF
MEMORY - RUN SCU”
The system memory size does not match with
the CMOS record.
N/A
“CLOCK NOT TICKING CORRECTLY” The system clock does not working correctly.
N/A
“TIME/DATA CORRUPT - RUN SCU”
The time/date information in CMOS is invalid.
N/A
“MACHINE IS LOCKED - TURN KEY”
The keyboard operation is locked.
N/A
“BOOT SECTOR 0 HAS CHANGED”
The boot sector of the hard disk has been
changed, probably because of a virus attack.
N/A
Suspend-to-Disk partition MISSING!”
No Suspend-to-Disk partition found.
N/A
“Hard Disk ERROR!”
Access to the Suspend-to-Disk partition failed.
N/A
“Suspend-to-Disk partition signature
NOT FOUND!”
No Suspend-to-Disk partition signature found.
N/A
“Suspend-to-Disk partition size TOO
SMALL!”
The capacity of the Suspend-to-Disk partition is
not enough.
N/A
“MEMORY SIZE HAS CHANGED -REBOOTING”
The memory size has changed after previous
Suspend-to-Disk operation.
Parity error during memory test at unknown
location.
LOCATION”
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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 63.
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 63“.
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 63.
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 64.
Battery pack
Main board
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PCMCIA-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
System cannot detect the PC Card (PCMCIA)
Action in Sequence
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 66
Audio driver
Speaker
Main board
Internal speakers make noise or emit no sound.
See “Sound Check” on page 66
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
Action in Sequence
System configuration does not match the
installed devices.
Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Setup defaults”, then
reboot system.
External display does not work correctly.
See if there is an error beep. If there is an erro beep, then change
main board.
Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM/diskette drives.
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 73.
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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 64
If an error is detected by the display test, see “Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message” on page 69 .
If an error is detected by the floppy disk drive test, see “External Diskette Drive Check” on page 62.
If an error is detected by the keyboard test, see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 63.
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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 63):
1.
Power-off the computer.
2.
Visually check them for damage. If any problems are found, replace the FRU.
3.
Remove or disconnect all of the following devices:
T
Non-Acer devices
T
Printer, mouse, and other external devices
T
Battery pack
T
Hard disk drive
T
DIMM
T
CD-ROM/Diskette drive Module
T
PC Cards
4.
Power-on the computer.
5.
Determine if the problem has changed.
6.
If the problem does not recur, reconnect the removed devices one at a time until you find the failing FRU.
7.
If the problem remains, replace the following FRU one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:
Chapter 4
T
Main board
T
LCD assembly
73
74
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Chapter 5
Jumper and Connector Locations
Top View
JP1
CRT Connector
JP16
Module Connector
JP2
Parallel Port
JP17
Mini PCI Connector
JP3
IEEE 1394 Connector
JP18
Speaker Connector
JP4
TV-OUT Connector
JP19
Headphone-out Jack
JP5
RJ11/RJ45 Connector
JP20
SD Socket
JP6
USB Connector X2
JP21
Microphone-in Jack
JP7
CPU FAN Connector
JP22
HDD Connector
JP8
USB Connector
JP23
LED Cable Connector
JP9
POWER Board Connector
PCN1
AC-IN Jack
JP10
MBC Connector
PJP9
Battery Connector
JP11
VGA Board Connector
SW3
Wireless Kill Switch
JP12
CPU Socket 479pin
U9
BIOS ROM
JP13
VGA Board Connector
SW1
Lid Switch
JP15
PCMCIA Socket
U17
North Bridge
Chapter 5
75
SW1 Settings (Lid switch)
Setting
Function 1
NONE
Function 2
LCD BACKLIGHT OFF
Function 3
STAND BY
Function 4
HIBERNATE
SW3 Settings(Kill Switch)
Setting
On
Wireless On
Bluetooth On
Off
Wireless Off
Bluetooth Off
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Bottom View
˨˅ˌ
˨ˆ˅
˨ˆˈ
˨ˆˉ
˝ˣ˅ˈ
˝ˣ˅ˉ
JP25
SO-DIMM Socket
U32
AC’97 Codec
JP26
SO-DIMM Socket
U35
CardBus Controller
U29
IEEE 1394 Connector
U36
EC
Chapter 5
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Chapter 5
Chapter 6
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of TravelMate 290/
Extensa 2900 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.
NOTE: Please pay special attention to TravelMate 290 (system part number will be LX.T44...) keyboard. This
model is with VGA board, the keyboard needs to have gasket on its back. Please do NOT use
TravelMate 290/TravelMate 290E (system part mumber will be LX.T35.../LX.T40...) keyboard as
substitute. The image below is keyboard with gasket on its back employed in this model.
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Exploded Diagram
THE SYSTEM
80
Chapter 6
LOGIC UPPER ASSY
Chapter 6
81
LCD 14.1”
82
Chapter 6
LCD 15”
Chapter 6
83
OPTICAL DISC DRIVE MODULE AND COMBO DRIVE MODULE
HDD ASSY
84
Chapter 6
Picture
No.
Partname And Description
Part Number
Adapter
NS
ADAPTER - LITEON 65W, 3 PIN, PA-1650-02CA AP.T3503.001
ADAPTER - DELTA 65W, 3 PIN, ADP-65DB
AP.T2101.001
BATTERY SONY LI-ION 8 CELLS 4300mAH,
US18650G5
BT.T3504.001
BATTERY SAMSUNG LI-ION 8 CELLS
4300mAH, ICR18650-22
BT.T3506.001
BATTERY SONY LI-ION 4 CELLS 2150mAH,
US18650G5
BT.T3504.002
306-THE
SYSTEM
MDC CARD, AMBIT, T60M283 W/CISPR
54.T35V5.001
NS
MINI PCI WIRELESS BOARD (802.11g) Intel
WM3B2200
54.T44V5.001
254-THE
SYSTEM
LAUNCH BOARD
55.T35V5.001
Battery
NS
Boards
VGA BOARD HYNIX 128MB ATi M11
55.T44V5.001
VGA BOARD SAMSUNG 128MB ATi M11
55.T44V5.002
VGA BOARD HYNIX 64MB ATi M11
55.T44V5.003
VGA BOARD SAMSUNG 64MB ATi M11
55.T44V5.004
TOUCHPAD BOARD FFC CABLE WITH
BOARD
50.T44V5.001
001-THE
SYSTEM
LED CABLE
50.T35V5.002
NS
MODEM CABLE
50.T35V5.003
Cables
Chapter 6
85
Picture
No.
NS
Partname And Description
Part Number
POWER CORD US (3Pin)
27.T35V5.001
POWER CORD EC (3Pin)
27.T35V5.002
POWER CORD Aus (3Pin)
27.T35V5.003
POWER CORD UK (3Pin)
27.T35V5.004
POWER CORD SWISS (3Pin)
27.T35V5.005
POWER CORD CHINA (3Pin)
27.T35V5.006
POWER CORD ITALIAN (3Pin)
27.T35V5.007
POWER CORD DEMARK (3Pin)
27.T35V5.008
304-THE
SYSTEM
MIDDLE COVER W/NAME PLATE
42.T35V5.001
303-THE
SYSTEM
LOWER CASE
60.T44V5.001
NS
DIMM COVER
42.T35V5.002
253-THE
SYSTEM
UPPER CASE W/SPEAKERS
60.T44V5.002
003-LOGIC
UPPER
ASSY
TOUCHPAD SUPPORT BRACKET
33.T40V5.001
307-THE
SYSTEM
POWER BUTTON
Case/Cover/Bracket Assembly
86
NOTE: This item does not include FPC,
yet the image here is with FPC.
42.T35V5.003
Chapter 6
Picture
No.
Partname And Description
Part Number
301-THE
SYSTEM
MDC COVER PLATE
42.T35V5.005
302-THE
SYSTEM
THERMAL PLATE
42.T35V5.007
MINI PCI COVER
42.T44V5.001
ANTENNA SET
50.T35V5.015
COMMUNICATION MODULE
NS
CPU
NS
Intel Pentium M Banias 1.4GHz
KC.BS001.14G
Intel Pentium M Banias 1.5GHz
KC.BS001.15G
Intel Pentium M Banias 1.6GHz
KC.BS001.16G
Intel Pentium M Banias 1.7GHz
KC.BS001.17G
HDD 20GB 2.5 IN. 4200RPM TOSHIBA
NEPTUNEV20 MK2023GAS
KH.02004.001
HDD 20G 2.5 IN. 4200RPM HGST MORAGA
IC25N020ATMR04-0 08K0632 F/W:AD0A
KH.02007.006
HDD 30G 2.5 IN. 4200RPM HGST MORAGA
IC25N020ATMR04-0 08K0910 F/W:AD0A
KH.03007.005
HDD 30GB/2.5 IN./4200RPM/TOSHIBA
NEPTUNE MK3021GAS
KH.33004.001
HDD 30G 2.5 IN. 4200RPM FJV MHT2030AT
KH.03006.004
HDD 40GB 2.5 IN. 4200RPM HGST MORAGA
IC25N040ATMR04-0 08K0633 FW AD0A
KH.04007.009
HDD 40GB/2.5 IN./4200RPM/TOSHIBA
NEPTUNE MK4021GAS
KH.34004.001
HDD 40G 2.5 IN. 5400RPM SEAGATE
NEPTUNE ST94011A (5400rpm) F/W CODE
3.05
KH.04001.009
HDD 40G 2.5 IN. 5400RPM HGST MORAGA
HTS548040M9AT00
KH.04007.005
HDD 60G 2.5 IN. 4200RPM HGST MORAGA
IC25N060ATMR04-0 08K0634 F/W :AD0A
KH.06007.006
HDD 60G 2.5" TOSHIBA Neptune MK6021GAS
(4200rpm)
KH.36004.001
HDD/ Hard Disk Drive
004-HDD
ASSY
Chapter 6
87
Picture
No.
Partname And Description
Part Number
HDD 2.5" 60G HDD 2.5" FJV MHT2060AT
(4200rpm)
KH.06006.003
HDD 60G 2.5" HGST MORAGA
HTS548060M9AT00 (5400rpm)
KH.06007.003
HDD 60G 2.5" Toshiba Triton MK6022GAX
(5400rpm)
KH.06004.001
001-HDD
ASSY
HDD ESD PLATE ASSY
33.T35V5.004(Please do refer
to final spare part list to see if
this part exists or not).
002-HDD
ASSY
HDD CARRIER SUB ASSY
60.T35V5.009 (Please do
refer to final spare part list to
see if this part exists or not).
KEYBOARD ZIPPY ARABIC
KB.T350C.018
KEYBOARD BELGIUM
KB.T350C.009
Keyboard
NS
KEYBOARD BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE
KB.T350C.019
KEYBOARD CANADIAN FRENCH
KB.T350C.020
KEYBOARD CHINESE
KB.T350C.001
KEYBOARD CZECH
KB.T350C.012
KEYBOARD DANISH
KB.T350C.017
KEYBOARD FRENCH
KB.T350C.007
KEYBOARD GERMAN
KB.T350C.004
KEYBOARD HUNGAIAN
KB.T350C.013
KEYBOARD ZIPPY ITALIAN
KB.T350C.006
KEYBOARD NORWAY
KB.T350C.016
KEYBOARD PORTUGUESE
KB.T350C.011
KEYBOARD RUSSIAN
KB.T350C.014
KEYBOARD SPANISH
KB.T350C.010
KEYBOARD SWEDEN
KB.T350C.015
KEYBOARD SWISS/G
KB.T350C.008
KEYBOARD THAI
KB.T350C.003
KEYBOARD TURKISH
KB.T350C.022
KEYBOARD UK
KB.T350C.005
KEYBOARD US INTERNATIONAL
KB.T350C.002
KEYBOARD GREEK
KB.T350C.021
ASSY LCD MODULE 14.1 IN. XGA AU
(B141XN04 V.25AXXX) W/WIRELESS
6M.T44V5.011
ASSY LCD MODULE 14 IN. XGA TOPPOLY
(TD141TGCB1) W/WIRELESS
6M.T44V5.012
ASSY LCD MODULE 15 IN. AU (B150XG02-V1)
W/WIRELESS
6M.T44V5.013
LCD
LCD 14.1
AND LCD
15.0
88
Chapter 6
Picture
No.
Partname And Description
Part Number
ASSY LCD MODULE 15 IN. AU (B150XG01-V2)
W/WIRELESS
6M.T44V5.014
ASSY LCD MODULE 15 IN. HITACHI
(TX38D81VC1CAB) REV.B W/WIRELESS
6M.T44V5.015
ASSY LCD MODULE 15 IN. LG (LP150X08-A5)
NEW W/WIRELESS
6M.T44V5.016
ASSY LCD MODULE 15 IN. HANNSTAR
(HSD150PX17-A) W/WIRELESS
6M.T44V5.017
ASSY LCD MODULE 15 IN. SANYO (TM150XG- 6M.T44V5.018
02L11 REV.D) W/WIRELESS
ASSY LCD MODULE 15 IN. AU (B150PG01) W/
WIRELESS
6M.T44V5.019
ASSY LCD MODULE 14.1 IN. XGA AU
(B141XN04 V.25AXXX)
6M.T44V5.001
ASSY LCD MODULE 14 IN. XGA TOPPOLY
(TD141TGCB1)
6M.T44V5.002
ASSY LCD MODULE 15 IN. AU (B150XG02-V1)
6M.T44V5.003
ASSY LCD MODULE 15 IN. AU (B150XG01-V2)
6M.T44V5.004
ASSY LCD MODULE 15 IN. HITACHI
(TX38D81VC1CAB) REV.B
6M.T44V5.005
ASSY LCD MODULE 15 IN. LG (LP150X08-A5)
6M.T44V5.006
ASSY LCD MODULE 15 IN. HANNSTAR
(HSD150PX17-A)
6M.T44V5.007
ASSY LCD MODULE 15 IN. SANYO (TM150XG- 6M.T44V5.008
02L11 REV.D)
001-LCD
14.1 AND
LCD 15.0
ASSY LCD MODULE 15 IN. AU (B150PG01)
6M.T44V5.009
LCD 14.1 IN. TFT XGA AU B141XN04 V.2/
5AXXX
LK.14105.005
LCD 14.1 IN. TFT XGA TOPPOLY TD141TGCB1 LK.1410I.001
LCD 15 IN. TFT XGA AU B150XG02-V1
LK.15005.004
LCD 15 IN. TFT XGA AU B150XG01 VER. 2
(XXXX)
LK.15005.001
LCD 15 IN. TFT XGA HITACHI
TX38D81VC1CAB REV.B
LK.15004.006
LCD 15 IN. TFT XGA LG LP150X08-A5 (SPWG- LK.15008.012
B)
LCD 15 IN. TFT XGA HANNSTAR
HSD150PX17-A
008-LCD
14.1 AND
LCD 15.0
Chapter 6
LK.15007.003
LCD 15 IN. TFT XGA SANYO TM150XG-02L11
LK.1500J.002
LCD 15 IN. TFT SXGA+ AU B150PG01
LK.15005.002
LCD INVERTER
19.T40V5.001
89
Picture
No.
Partname And Description
Part Number
005-LCD
14.1 AND
LCD 15.0
LCD PANEL WITH LOGO (W/ANTENNA)
60.T44V5.004
004-LCD
14.1 AND
LCD 15.0
LCD BEZEL -14"
60.T35V5.006
LCD BEZEL -15"
60.T35V5.007
003-LCD
14.1 AND
LCD 15.0
LCD BRACKET L14"
33.T35V5.006
LCD BRACKET L15"
33.T35V5.008
002-LCD
14.1 AND
LCD 15.0
LCD BRACKET R14"
33.T35V5.007
LCD BRACKET R15"
33.T35V5.009
006-LCD
14.1 AND
LCD 15.0
LCD WIRE CABLE - 14.1" AU
50.T40V5.002
LCD WIRE CABLE - 14" TOPPOLY
50.T40V5.004
LCD WIRE CABLE - 15" AU
50.T40V5.005
LCD WIRE CABLE - 15" HITACHI
50.T40V5.006
LCD WIRE CABLE - 15" LG
50.T40V5.007
LCD WIRE CABLE - 15 IN. HANNSTAR
50.T44V5.002
LCD WIRE CABLE - 15 IN. SANYO
50.T44V5.003
LCD COAXIAL CABLE - 15" AU
50.T40V5.008
NS
LCD RUBBER
47.T35V5.001
NS
LCD SCREW PAD-LOW
47.T35V5.002
251-THE
SYSTEM
TM290(D) MAINBOARD W/ PCMCIA SLOT W/O
CPU MEMORY
TBD
Main Board
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Chapter 6
Picture
No.
Partname And Description
Part Number
THE
SYSTEM
PCMCIA SLOT
22.T40V5.003
305-THE
SYSTEM
THERMAL MODULE
60.T40V5.003
NS
MEMORY DDR333 128MB NANYA SO-DIMM
128D64SH4BBGM-6K (.14u)
KN.12803.008
MEMORY DDR333 256MB NANYA SO-DIMM
NT256D64SH8BAGM-6K (.14u)
KN.25603.009
MEMORY DDR333 256MB INFINEON SODIMM HYS64D32020GDL-6-B
KN.25602.009
MEMORY DDR333 256MB MICRON SO-DIMM
MT8VDDT3264HDG-335C3 (.13u)
KN.25604.009
MEMORY DDR333 512MB INFINEON SODIMM HYS64D64020GBDL-6-B
KN.51202.007
MEMORY DDR33 512MB SO-DIMM
NT512D64S8HBAFM-6K
KN.51203.005
CD-ROM MODULE 24X QSI SCR-242
6M.T35V5.002
HEATSINK
Memory
Optical Drive
ODD
MODULE
AND
COMBO
DRIVE
MODULE
Chapter 6
CD-ROM MODULE 24X TEAC CD-224E-C85
6M.T35V5.003
DVD-ROM MODULE 8X QSI SDR-083
6M.T35V5.004
DVD-ROM MODULE 8X TOSHIBA SD-C2612
6M.T40V5.001
DVD/CDRW COMBO MODULE 24X LITEON
LSC024082K
6M.T35V5.006
DVD/CDRW COMBO MODULE 24X QSI SBW242C
6M.T40V5.002
DVD/CDRW COMBO MODULE 24X KME
UJDA750
6M.T35V5.008
DVD-DUAL MODULE 4X - HLDS GWA-4040N
6M.T40V5.003
DVD-DUAL MODULE 4X- TOSHIBA SD-R6372
6M.T40V5.004
DVD-SUPER MULTI MODULE - PANASONIC
UJ-820B
6M.T40V5.005
91
Picture
No.
001-ODD
MODULE
AND
COMBO
DRIVE
MODULE
Partname And Description
Part Number
CD-ROM DRIVE 24X QSI SCR-242
KD.24X03.001
CD-ROM DRIVE 24X TEAC CD-224E-C85
KD.24X06.002
DVD-ROM DRIVE 8X QSI SDR-083
KV.08X03.001
DVD-ROM DRIVE 8X TOSHIBA SD-C2612
TBD
DVD/CDRW COMBO DRIVE 24X LITEON
LSC024082K
KO.T2109.001
DVD/CDRW COMBO DRIVE 24X QSI SBW242C
KO.02407.013
DVD/CDRW COMBO DRIVE 24X KME
UJDA750
KO.24X06.002
DVD-DUAL DRIVE 4X - HLDS GWA-4040N
KU.0040D.004
DVD-DUAL DRIVE 4X- TOSHIBA SD-R6372
KU.00401.001
DVD-SUPER MULTI DRIVE - PANASONIC UJ820B
KU.00407.002
CD-ROM BEZEL FOR QSI
42.T35V5.009
CD-ROM BEZEL FOR TEAC
42.T35V5.010
DVD-ROM BEZEL FOR QSI
42.T35V5.011
DVD-ROM BEZEL FOR TOSHIBA
42.T35V5.012
DVD/CDRW COMBO BEZEL FOR LITEON
42.T35V5.013
DVD/CDRW COMBO BEZEL FOR QSI
42.T35V5.014
DVD/CDRW COMBO BEZEL FOR KME
42.T35V5.015
DVD-DUAL BEZEL FOR HLDS
42.T40V5.002
DVD-DUAL BEZEL FOR TOSHIBA
42.T40V5.003
DVD-SUPER MULTI BEZEL FOR PANASONIC
42.T40V5.004
005-ODD
MODULE
AND
COMBO
DRIVE
MODULE
OPTICAL DEVICE HOLDER
60.T35V5.004
004-ODD
MODULE
AND
COMBO
DRIVE
MODULE
OPTICAL DEVICE BRACKET
33.T35V5.003
251-ODD
MODULE
AND
COMBO
DRIVE
MODULE
OPTICAL DEVICE BOARD
55.T35V5.002
NS
RUBBER FOOT
47.T44V5.001
NS
RUBBER FOOT(SMALL)
47.T35V5.004
NS
LCD LATCH W/SPRING
6K.T35V5.002
MISCELLANEOUS
POINTING DEVICE
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Picture
No.
Partname And Description
Part Number
007-LOGIC
UPPER
ASSY
TOUCHPAD
56.T44V5.001
NS
SPEAKER R & L
6K.T35V5.001
Speaker
Screws
Chapter 6
NS
SCREW BTP M1,7 x 3.5ZS
86.T35V5.001
NS
SCREW BTP M2 x 4 ZS
86.T35V5.002
NS
SCREW D-SUB NUT
86.T35V5.003
NS
SCREW M1.7 x 2.5ZS
86.T35V5.004
NS
SCREW M2 x 6 (B) & NI
86.T35V5.005
NS
SCREW M2 x 10 (B)
86.T35V5.006
NS
SCREW M2 x 2.3 (NL)
86.T35V5.007
NS
SCREW M2 x 3 (NL)
86.T35V5.008
NS
SCREW M2 x 4 (B)
86.T35V5.009
NS
SCREW M2 x 6 (NL)
86.T35V5.010
NS
SCREW M2.5 x 1.1 (NL)
86.T35V5.011
NS
SCREW M2.5 x 15 (NL)
86.T35V5.012
NS
SCREW M2.5 x 3 (NL)
86.T35V5.013
NS
SCREW M2.5 x 3 (NL) -up
86.T35V5.014
NS
SCREW M2.5 x 4 (NL)
86.T35V5.015
NS
SCREW M2.5 x 6 (NL)
86.T35V5.016
NS
SCREW M3 x 4 (NL)
86.T35V5.017
NS
SAFETY SCREW M2.5 x 6
86.T44V5.001
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Appendix A
Model Definition and Configuration
TravelMate 290 Series
Model
Number
292LCi
CPU
PM 1.5GHz/1M
LCD
15.0" XGA
ODD
24x Combo
Memory
DDR333
1x256MB
HDD
(GB)
WLAN
40GB
11b/g
40GB/
60GB
11b/g
DDR333
1x256MB
40GB
11b/g
DDR333
2x256MB
292LMi
PM 1.5GHz/1M
15.0" XGA
2x DVD-Dual
DDR333
1X256MB
DDR333
2x256MB
291XCi
PM 1.4GHz/1M
14.1” XGA
24x Combo
11b only
for AMS
291FXCi
PM 1.4GHz/1M
14.1” XGA
24x Combo
DDR333
1x256MB
40GB
11b
291LMi
PM 1.4GHz/1M
15.0” XGA
2x DVD-Dual
DDR333
1x256MB
40GB
11b/g
11b only
for AMS
DDR333
2x256MB
291LCi
PM 1.4GHz/1M
15.0” XGA
24x Combo
DDR333
2x256MB
40GB
11b/g
291FLMi
PM 1.4GHz/1M
15.0” XGA
2x DVD-Dual
DDR333
1x256MB
40GB
11b
292XCi
PM 1.5GHz/1M
14.1" XGA
24x Combo
DDR333
1x256MB
40GB
11b/g
11b only
for AMS
292FXCi
PM 1.5GHz/1M
14.1" XGA
24x Combo
DDR333
1x256MB
40GB
11b
292FLMi
PM 1.5GHz/1M
15.0” XGA
2x DVD-Dual
DDR333
1x256MB
40GB
11b
Appendix A
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Appendix A
96
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 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 290 and Extensa
2900 series Compatibility Test Report released by the Acer Mobile System Testing Department.
Appendix B
97
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Environment Test
Item
Display
Specifications
ViewSonic 17PS
Philips Brilliance 107
Multiscan G200
Modem
3Com 56K Voice Fax Modem
I/O Peripheral
IO - Printer
ESPON Epson Color 740
HP Laster Jet 2100 (R)
HP LasterJet 5P (IR)
HP DeskJet 500C
HP DeskJet 3820
I/O - Mouse (PS/2)
Microsoft IntelliMouse TrackBall
Microsoft Serial-Mouse
Microsoft IntellMouse 1.1 A
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer (optical)
Microsoft IntelliPoint (wireless)
Logitech Mouse-Man
Logitech Home mouse
Logitech TrackMan Marble FX
Logitech Cordless Mouse Pro (wireless)
Logitech TrackMan Live (wireless)
Logitech Cordless Mouse Man Wheel
Lotitech M-S48a
Logitech Mouse-Man (MCV-46)
I/O - Mouse (USB)
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer(Optical)
Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
Microsoft TrackBall Explorer
Loeitech M-UA34
Logitech Mouse-Man (MCV-46)
Logitech Cordless Mouse Man Optical
Logitech Mini Optical Mouse
Logitech Mouse Man Traveler
Logitech Cordless Optical Track Man
Logitech MouseMan Dual Optical
BTC Optic Mouse
I/O - Mouse (COM)
Microsoft IntelliPoint (Wireless)
Microsoft Home mouse
Microsoft Serial-Mouse
Logitech Cordless Mouse Man Wheel
Logitech M-M43
Logitech TrackMan Portable Mouse
I/O - Keyboard (PS/2)
Microsoft MS Windows 95
Microsoft Natural
Microsoft Natural Pro
I/O - Keyboard (USB)
Chicony USB Keyboard
Logitech Logitech Cordless Keyboard/Mouse
Microsoft Natural
Microsoft Natural Pro
98
Appendix B
Item
I/O - Speaker (USB)
Specifications
Philips DS350 Speaker
Panasonic EAB-MPC57USB
I/O - Speaker (SPDIF)
Creative Desktop Theater 5.1
YAMAHA YAMAHA TSS-1
I/O - Joystick
I/O - SCSI
Toshiba
IBM SCS 1.5G HDD
Plextor SCSI CD-R
Plextor SCSI CD-ROM
Roich SCSI CD-RW
I/O - USB (Camera)
Kodak DVC300
Intel PC Camera Pro Pack
Ricoh ROC 5300
Logitech Quick Cam Pro 3000
I/O - USB (HUB)
BELKIN Express Bus HUB
D-LINK HUB
D-Link Ethernet Adapter
Skywell Magic TopLAN Ethernet Adapter
Adapter Xhub+
I/O - Scanner
Logitech Page Scan Pro Pack
NEC Full Color Image Scanner
Mustek Scanner 1200sp
I/O - 1394 Device
FUJITSU DYNA MO 640
Sony DCR-RTV20 Digital Camera
VST FireWire Hand Drive
I/O - 802.11b Device
3Com Wireless AP (3CRW737A)
Cisco Cisco Wireless AP (AIR-PCM340)
Toshiba BT Modem
PCMCIA Card
LAN Card
3Com Ethernet III Card (3C589B)
3Com 10/100 Lan CardBus with XJACK connector (3CXFE575CT)
3Com 10/100 Lan CardBus (3CCFE575BT)
3Com 32bit CardBus 10/100 BASE-TX (3C575-TX)
3Com TokenLink Velocity 16/4
3Com 10/100 CardBus with XJACK Connector (3CXFE575BT)
3Com Megahertz 10/100 Lan CardBus (3CCFE575CT)
3Com Fast Ethernet 10/100 BASE-TX (3CCFE575CT-D)
ActionTec Data Link 56K PC Card Fax Modem (MDV9012-01)
IBM Ethernet Card
IBM Token Ring Card
TDK Network Flyer CardBus 100BaseTX/10BaseT (LAK-CB100AX)
TDK LAN Flyer (LAK-CB100AX)
USRobotics Megahertz 128M ISDN
Xircom 32bit CardBus Ethernet 10/100 (CBE-100)
Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 10/100 (CEB3B-100TX)
LINKSYS Ethernet Card
Modem Card
3Com Megahertz 56K Modem (XJ2560)
3Com 56K Global Modem PC Card (3CCM156B)
3Com WinModem PC Card with XJACK Connector (3CXM356)
3Com U.S.Robotics 56KWinmodem(Model:3013)
DELL Data/Fax Modem 2400/9600bps(24/96)
DELL Data/Fax Modem 14400/14400bps(14.4)
Appendix B
99
Item
Specifications
DELL Data/Fax Modem 28.8Kbps/14.4Kbps(V.34XJ)
EXP Fax/Data modem 9600/2400
Robotics WorldPort 14400 Fax/Data modem
USRobotics Megahertz 56K Modem (XJ5560)
USRobotics Upgradeable 33.6K Modem (SP1336)
Xircom RealPort Modem56 (RM56V1)
Xircom 32bit CardBus Modem56 WinGlobal (CBM56WG)
New Media 33.6 Netsurfer
56K+Fax Gold Card Multi-Function Card
BLASTER Modem 56K Flash56 PCMCIA(D15610)
Combo Card
3Com Ethernet III LAN+33.6K Modem (3C562C/3C563C)
3Com Ethernet III LAN+33.6K Modem (3C562D/3C563D)
3Com 10/100 Lan+56K Modem (3CCFEM556)
3Com 10/100 CardBus Lan+56K Modem (3CCFEM656B)
Olicom GoCard Ethernet+33.6K Modem
Xircom CreditCard Ethernet+33.6K Modem
Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 10/100 + Modem56
Xircom RealPort Card Ethernet 10/100+56K Modem(RBEM56G-100)
Xircom Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56K (RBEM56G-100)
SCSI Card
Adaptec SlimSCSI 36bit (1480A) CardBus UltraSCSI
Adaptec SlimSCSI 16 bits (1460B)
Storage Card
Fujitsu SRAM Card
Pretec MPEG-I Card
Margi MPEG-II Card
Pretec 8M/16M Flash Card
Kingston Flash Card 64MB
Feiya Smart Media Flash Memory Card To PCMCIA (32MB)
Feiya Compact Flash Card (32MB)
Iomega Clik! PC Card 40MB
Toshiba Microdriver 2G HDD
Toshiba Microdriver 5G HDD
IBM Microdriver 1G
Panasonic Secure Digital 8/16/32/64/128/256/512M
Toshiba Secure Digital 8/16/32/64/128M
Toshiba SmartMedia 2/4/8/16/32/64/128/2 5V/4 5V
Samsung SmartMedia 8/16/32/64/128
SanDisk Secure Digital 16/128M
Wireless LAN/Bluetooth Card
Cisco AIR PCM-340 wireless lan card
3Com Airconnect 3CRWE 737A wireless lan card
Toshiba Bluetooth PCMIA Card
Orinoco Wireless PC Card (GOLD)
Dell TureMobile 1170 AP
SMC EZ Connect 802.11a Wireless Cardbus adapter (SMC2735W)
Intel PRO/Wireless 5000 CardBus LAN Adapter (WCB5000AM)
USB 2.0 PCMCIA Card
Adaptec USB2.0 Connect CardBus Card (AUA-1420)
Other
Socket Serial I/O Card
DELL Audio Card
DELL IEEE-1394a PC Card for PC System
Toshiba PC Card Fingerprint Reader
Nokia Nokia PCMCIA Phonecard
100
Appendix B
Microsoft® Windows® XP Pro Environment Test
Item
Display
Specifications
ViewSonic 17PS
Philips Brilliance 107
Multiscan G200
Modem
3Com 56K Voice Fax Modem
I/O Peripheral
IO - Printer
ESPON Epson Color 740
HP Laster Jet 2100 (R)
HP LasterJet 5P (IR)
HP DeskJet 500C
HP DeskJet 3820
I/O - Mouse (PS/2)
Microsoft IntelliMouse TrackBall
Microsoft Serial-Mouse
Microsoft IntellMouse 1.1 A
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer (optical)
Microsoft IntelliPoint (wireless)
Logitech Mouse-Man
Logitech Home mouse
Logitech TrackMan Marble FX
Logitech Cordless Mouse Pro (wireless)
Logitech TrackMan Live (wireless)
Logitech Cordless Mouse Man Wheel
Lotitech M-S48a
Logitech Mouse-Man (MCV-46)
I/O - Mouse (USB)
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer(Optical)
Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
Microsoft TrackBall Explorer
Loeitech M-UA34
Logitech Mouse-Man (MCV-46)
Logitech Cordless Mouse Man Optical
Logitech Mini Optical Mouse
Logitech Mouse Man Traveler
Logitech Cordless Optical Track Man
Logitech MouseMan Dual Optical
BTC Optic Mouse
I/O - Mouse (COM)
Microsoft IntelliPoint (Wireless)
Microsoft Home mouse
Microsoft Serial-Mouse
Logitech Cordless Mouse Man Wheel
Logitech M-M43
Logitech TrackMan Portable Mouse
I/O - Keyboard (PS/2)
Microsoft MS Windows 95
Microsoft Natural
Microsoft Natural Pro
I/O - Keyboard (USB)
Chicony USB Keyboard
Logitech Logitech Cordless Keyboard/Mouse
Microsoft Natural
Microsoft Natural Pro
Appendix B
101
Item
I/O - Speaker (USB)
Specifications
Philips DS350 Speaker
Panasonic EAB-MPC57USB
I/O - Speaker (SPDIF)
Creative Desktop Theater 5.1
YAMAHA YAMAHA TSS-1
I/O - Joystick
I/O - SCSI
Toshiba
IBM SCS 1.5G HDD
Plextor SCSI CD-R
Plextor SCSI CD-ROM
Roich SCSI CD-RW
I/O - USB (Camera)
Kodak DVC300
Intel PC Camera Pro Pack
Ricoh ROC 5300
Logitech Quick Cam Pro 3000
I/O - USB (HUB)
BELKIN Express Bus HUB
D-LINK HUB
D-Link Ethernet Adapter
Skywell Magic TopLAN Ethernet Adapter
Adapter Xhub+
I/O - Scanner
Logitech Page Scan Pro Pack
NEC Full Color Image Scanner
Mustek Scanner 1200sp
I/O - 1394 Device
FUJITSU DYNA MO 640
Sony DCR-RTV20 Digital Camera
VST FireWire Hand Drive
I/O - 802.11b Device
3Com Wireless AP (3CRW737A)
Cisco Cisco Wireless AP (AIR-PCM340)
Toshiba BT Modem
PCMCIA Card
LAN Card
3Com Ethernet III Card (3C589B)
3Com 10/100 Lan CardBus with XJACK connector (3CXFE575CT)
3Com 10/100 Lan CardBus (3CCFE575BT)
3Com 32bit CardBus 10/100 BASE-TX (3C575-TX)
3Com TokenLink Velocity 16/4
3Com 10/100 CardBus with XJACK Connector (3CXFE575BT)
3Com Megahertz 10/100 Lan CardBus (3CCFE575CT)
3Com Fast Ethernet 10/100 BASE-TX (3CCFE575CT-D)
ActionTec Data Link 56K PC Card Fax Modem (MDV9012-01)
IBM Ethernet Card
IBM Token Ring Card
TDK Network Flyer CardBus 100BaseTX/10BaseT (LAK-CB100AX)
TDK LAN Flyer (LAK-CB100AX)
USRobotics Megahertz 128M ISDN
Xircom 32bit CardBus Ethernet 10/100 (CBE-100)
Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 10/100 (CEB3B-100TX)
LINKSYS Ethernet Card
Modem Card
3Com Megahertz 56K Modem (XJ2560)
3Com 56K Global Modem PC Card (3CCM156B)
3Com WinModem PC Card with XJACK Connector (3CXM356)
3Com U.S.Robotics 56KWinmodem(Model:3013)
DELL Data/Fax Modem 2400/9600bps(24/96)
DELL Data/Fax Modem 14400/14400bps(14.4)
102
Appendix B
Item
Specifications
DELL Data/Fax Modem 28.8Kbps/14.4Kbps(V.34XJ)
EXP Fax/Data modem 9600/2400
Robotics WorldPort 14400 Fax/Data modem
USRobotics Megahertz 56K Modem (XJ5560)
USRobotics Upgradeable 33.6K Modem (SP1336)
Xircom RealPort Modem56 (RM56V1)
Xircom 32bit CardBus Modem56 WinGlobal (CBM56WG)
New Media 33.6 Netsurfer
56K+Fax Gold Card Multi-Function Card
BLASTER Modem 56K Flash56 PCMCIA(D15610)
Combo Card
3Com Ethernet III LAN+33.6K Modem (3C562C/3C563C)
3Com Ethernet III LAN+33.6K Modem (3C562D/3C563D)
3Com 10/100 Lan+56K Modem (3CCFEM556)
3Com 10/100 CardBus Lan+56K Modem (3CCFEM656B)
Olicom GoCard Ethernet+33.6K Modem
Xircom CreditCard Ethernet+33.6K Modem
Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 10/100 + Modem56
Xircom RealPort Card Ethernet 10/100+56K Modem(RBEM56G-100)
Xircom Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56K (RBEM56G-100)
SCSI Card
Adaptec SlimSCSI 36bit (1480A) CardBus UltraSCSI
Adaptec SlimSCSI 16 bits (1460B)
Storage Card
Fujitsu SRAM Card
Pretec MPEG-I Card
Margi MPEG-II Card
Pretec 8M/16M Flash Card
Kingston Flash Card 64MB
Feiya Smart Media Flash Memory Card To PCMCIA (32MB)
Feiya Compact Flash Card (32MB)
Iomega Clik! PC Card 40MB
Toshiba Microdriver 2G HDD
Toshiba Microdriver 5G HDD
IBM Microdriver 1G
Panasonic Secure Digital 8/16/32/64/128/256/512M
Toshiba Secure Digital 8/16/32/64/128M
Toshiba SmartMedia 2/4/8/16/32/64/128/2 5V/4 5V
Samsung SmartMedia 8/16/32/64/128
SanDisk Secure Digital 16/128M
Wireless LAN/Bluetooth Card
Cisco AIR PCM-340 wireless lan card
3Com Airconnect 3CRWE 737A wireless lan card
Toshiba Bluetooth PCMIA Card
Orinoco Wireless PC Card (GOLD)
Dell TureMobile 1170 AP
SMC EZ Connect 802.11a Wireless Cardbus adapter (SMC2735W)
Intel PRO/Wireless 5000 CardBus LAN Adapter (WCB5000AM)
USB 2.0 PCMCIA Card
Adaptec USB2.0 Connect CardBus Card (AUA-1420)
Other
Socket Serial I/O Card
DELL Audio Card
DELL IEEE-1394a PC Card for PC System
Toshiba PC Card Fingerprint Reader
Nokia Nokia PCMCIA Phonecard
Appendix B
103
104
Appendix B
Appendix C
Online Support Information
This section describes online technical support services available to help you repair your Acer Systems.
If you are a distributor, dealer, ASP or TPM, please refer your technical queries to your local Acer branch
office. Acer Branch Offices may access our website. However some information sources will require a user
i.d. and password. These can be obtained directly from Acer CSD Taiwan.
Acer's Website offers you convenient and valuable support resources whenever you need them.
In the Technical Information section you can download information on all of Acer's Notebook, Desktop and
Server models including:
T
Service guides for all models
T
User's manuals
T
Training materials
T
Bios updates
T
Software utilities
T
Spare parts lists
T
TABs (Technical Announcement Bulletin)
For these purposes, we have included an Acrobat File to facilitate the problem-free downloading of our
technical material.
Also contained on this website are:
T
Detailed information on Acer's International Traveler's Warranty (ITW)
T
Returned material authorization procedures
T
An overview of all the support services we offer, accompanied by a list of telephone, fax and email
contacts for all your technical queries.
We are always looking for ways to optimize and improve our services, so if you have any suggestions or
comments, please do not hesitate to communicate these to us.
Appendix C
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106
Appendix C
Index
A
Memory Check 63
Modem Combo Card
AC Adapter 28
AFLASH Utility 41
B
Battery Pack 47
BIOS Setup Utility 31
external 49
O
Online Support Information 105
P
BIOS Utility 31
Panel
Basic System Settings 34
Startup Configuration 37
System Information 33
System Security 33, 40
D
DIMM
external 48
removing 48
Disassembly
Bottom 11
Power System Check
Battery Pack 65
Power Adapter 64, 65
R
RMA 79
S
System Check Procedures 62
Battery Pack 46
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Module 51
Floppy Disk Drive 57
Procedure Flowchart 45
E
System Diagnostic Diskette 41
System Utilities 31
System Utility Diskette 41
T
Error Symptom-to-Spare Part Index 67
Temperature 29
External CD-ROM Drive Check 62
Test Compatible Components 97
F
Touchpad Check 65
Troubleshooting 61
Features 1
Flash Utility 41
U
Floppy Disk
Undetermined Problems 73
removing the 57
utility
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 79
I
BIOS 31
W
Intermittent Problems 72
J
Jumper and Connector Locations 75
Top View 75
Bottom View 77
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Environment Test
98
Microsoft® Windows® XP Pro Environment Test
101
K
Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check 63
M
Index
107
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