Acer 510 Laptop User Manual

TravelMate 510 Notebook
Service Guide
Service guide files and updates are available
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PART No: 49.45C01.001.
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Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual:
Screen messages
Denotes actual messages that appear onscreen.
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.
III
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 Introductions
1
Basic Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Special Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Keyboard Ergonomics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Hardware Configuration and Specification . . . . . . . . . . 13
Processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Power Management Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Advanced Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface . . . . . 29
Chapter 2 Software Utilities
31
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Basic System Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Startup Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Onboard Devices Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
System Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Load Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
AFlash Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Executing AFlash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Quick Way to Execute AFlash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
System Utility Diskette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Set LCD Panel ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Set Thermal Sensor Threshold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
System Diagnostic Diskette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Running PQA Diagnostics Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Chapter 3 Removal and Replacement
51
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Connector Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Disassembly Procedure Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
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Removing the DIMM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Modem Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disassembling the LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disassembling the Main Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Heat Sink and CPU EMI Shield. . . .
Removing the Hard Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Upper Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disassembling the Lower Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the CD-ROM/ Diskette Drive Module . .
Removing the Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the DC-DC/ Charger Board . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the FIR module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the System Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the PCMCIA Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 4 Troubleshooting
System Check Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diskette Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CD-ROM Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check . . . . . . .
Memory Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Touchpad Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error Symptom-to-FRU Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Undetermined Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 5 Jumper and Connector Information 95
Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Chapter 6 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
99
Exploded Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
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Appendix A Model Number and Configurations117
Appendix B Test Compatible Components List 119
Appendix C Online Support Information
125
Index
127
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IV
Chapter 1
System Introductions
This computer was designed with the user in mind. Here are just a few of its
many features:
Performance
Intel® Celeron™ processor with 128 KB level 2 cache
64-bit main memory
Large LCD display and AGP video with 256-bit graphics acceleration
Internal CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive1
Internal 3.5-inch floppy drive
High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
Lithium-ion battery pack
Power management system with standby and hibernation power saving
modes
Multimedia
ISA-based 16-bit high-fidelity stereo audio with 3-D sound and wavetable
synthesizer
Play-now audio capability
Built-in dual speakers
Compact disc player control feature
Ultra-slim, high-speed CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive
Connectivity
High-speed fax/data modem port (available in select countries)
USB (Universal Serial Bus) port
Human-centric Design and Ergonomics
All-in-one design (CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, FDD, HDD)
Lightweight and slim
Sleek, smooth and stylish design
Full-sized keyboard
Wide and curved palm rest
Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device
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Subject to local configuration
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CD or DVD player control
Expansion
CardBus PC card (formerly PCMCIA) slots (two type II/I or one type III),
upper sort with ZV (Zoomed Video) port support2
Port replicator option for one-step connect/disconnect from peripherals
Upgradeable memory and hard disk
Display
The large graphics display offers excellent viewing, excellent display quality
and high performance desktop graphics. The computer supports two
different display configurations — High Performance Addressing (HPA) or
Thin-Film Transistor (TFT).
Video Performance
AGP video with 256-bit graphics acceleration and 2.5 MB video memory
boost video performance.
Simultaneous Display
The computer’s large display and multimedia capabilities are great for giving
presentations. If you prefer, you can also connect an external monitor when
giving presentations. This computer supports simultaneous LCD and CRT
display. Simultaneous display allows you to control the presentation from
your computer and at the same time face your audience. You can also
connect other output display devices such as LCD projection panels for largeaudience presentations.
Dural Display
The computer’s unique graphics chip takes advantage of Windows 98’s multidisplay capability, allowing you to extend your desktop to an external display
device, such as an external monitor or projector. With this feature enabled,
you can move program windows to/from the computer LCD and the exteranl
monitor.
Power Management
The power management system incorporates an “automatic LCD dim”
feature that automatically dims the LCD when the computer is powered by a
battery pack to conserve battery power.
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2
Only the upper slot supports Zoomed Video
System Introductions
Opening and Closing the Display
To open the display, slide the display cover latch to the left and lift up the
cover. Then tilt it to a comfortable viewing position. The computer employs a
microswitch that turns off the display (and enters standby mode) to conserve
power when you close the display cover and turns it back on when you open
the display cover.
Note: If an external monitor is connected, the computer turns off the
display (but does not enter standby mode) when you close the
display cover.
To close the display cover, fold it down gently until the display cover latch
clicks into place.
Caution: To avoid damaging the display, do not slam it when you close it.
Also, do not place any object on top of the computer when the display is
closed.
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Basic Operation
Indicators
The computer has six easy-to-read status indicators (LEDs) under the display
screen.
The Power and Standby indicators are visible even when you close the
display cover so you can see the status of the computer while the cover is
closed.
#
1
Icon
Function
Power
Description
Lights when the computer is on.
Blinks when a battery-low condition occurs.
2
Standby
Lights when the computer enters Standby
mode.
3
Media
Activity
Lights when the floppy drive, hard disk or
CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive is
active.
4
Battery
Charge
Lights when the battery is being charged.
5
Caps Lock
Lights when Caps Lock is activated
6
Num Lock
Lights when Numeric Lock is activated
(Fn-F11)
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System Introductions
Keyboard
The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor
keys, two Windows keys and twelve function keys.
Special Keys
Lock Keys
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
Lock Key
Description
Caps Lock
When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in
uppercase.
Num Lock
(Fn-F11)
When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric
mode. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the
arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /). Use this mode when you
need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution would
be to connect an external keypad.
Scroll Lock
(Fn-F12)
When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down
when you press ↑ or ↓ respectively. Scroll Lock does not work
with some applications.
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Embedded Numeric Keypad
The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It
is indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the
keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols are not
printed on the keys.
Desired Access
Num Lock On
Num Lock Off
Number keys on
embedded keypad
Type numbers in a normal
manner.
Cursor-control keys on
embedded keypad
Hold Shift while using
cursor-control keys.
Hold Fn while
using cursorcontrol keys.
Main keyboard keys
Hold Fn while typing letters
on embedded keypad.
Type the letters in
a normal manner.
Note: If an external keyboard or keypad is connected to the computer,
the NumLock feature automatically shifts from the internal
keyboard to the external keyboard or keypad.
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System Introductions
Windows Keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Key
Windows logo key
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 a Document)
+ M (Minimizes All)
Shift + + M (Undoes Minimize All)
+ R (Displays the Run dialog box)
Application key
(Fn-Application key)
Opens the application’s context menu (same as rightclick).
The Euro Symbol
If your keyboard is in any of the following languages -- United StatesInternational, United Kingdom, French, German, Italian, Spanish,
Portuguese, Danish, Swiss German, Swiss French, Czech, Belgian,
Norwegian, Hungarian, Turkish, Swedish or Finnish -- you can type the Euro
symbol on your keyboard.
Note: Important! (for US keyboard users): The keyboard type is set
when you first set up Windows. For the Euro symbol to work, the
keyboard type has to be set to United States-International.
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To verify the keyboard type:
1. Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel.
2. Double-click on Keyboard.
3. Click on the Language tab.
4. Verify that the keyboard type used for "En English (United States)" is set to
United States-International.
5. If not, select and click on Properties; then select United StatesInternational and click on OK.
6. 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: The Alt Gr is only used together with the Euro symbol. Some
fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer
to http://www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq12.htm for
more information.
Hot Keys
The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of the
computer’s controls like screen contrast and brightness, volume output and
the BIOS setup utility.
Hot Key
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Icon
Function
Description
Fn-F1
Hotkey help
Displays a list of the hotkeys and
their functions.
Fn-F2
Setup
Accesses the notebook
configuration utility. .
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Hot Key
Fn-F3
Icon
Function
Standby
Description
Puts the computer in Standby
mode. Press any key to return.
See “System Standby Mode” to
learn more about Standby mode.
Fn-F4
Hibernation
Puts the computer in Hibernation
mode (if Sleep Manager, the
hibernation utility, is installed, valid
and enabled). Press the power
switch to resume.
Otherwise, the computer issues a
warnign beep and continues
operation. See "Hibernation
Mode" for more about Hibernation
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-F6
Screen blank
Turns the display screen backlight
off to save power. Press any key
to return.
Fn-F7
Touchpad on/off
Turns the internal touchpad on
and off.
When you connect an external
PS/2 mouse, the computer
automatically disables the
touchpad.
Fn-F8
Speaker on/off
Turns the speakers on and off;
mutes the sound.
Fn-↑
Contrast up
Increases the screen contrast
(available only for models with
HPA displays).
Fn-↓
Contrast down
Decreases the screen contrast
(available only for models with
HPA displays).
Fn-→
Brightness up
Increases the screen brightness.
Fn-←
Brightness
down
Decreases the screen brightness.
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Activating Hotkeys
When activating hotkeys, press and hold the first key Fn before pressing the
other key in the hotkey combination.
Keyboard Ergonomics
Located below the keyboard, the wide and curved palm rest is ergonomically
designed to provide you with a very comfortable place to rest your hands
while you type.
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Touchpad
The built-in touchpad is a PS/2-compatible 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 palm rest
provides optimum comfort and support.
Note: When you connect an external PS/2 mouse, the computer
automatically disables the internal touchpad.
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Touchpad Basics
The following items teach you how to use the touchpad:
1. Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor.
2. 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
Execute
Left Button
Right Button
Click twice
quickly
Tap
Tap twice (at the same speed
as double-clicking the mouse
button)
Select
Click once
Tap once
Drag
Click and hold,
then use finger
to drag the
cursor on the
touchpad
Tap twice (at the same speed
as double-clicking the mouse
button) and hold finger to the
touchpad on the second tap
to drag the cursor
Access
context
menu
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 too hard will not increase the touchpad’s
responsiveness.
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Hardware Configuration and Specification
Memory Address Map
Memory Address
Size
Function
00000000-0009FFFF
640 KB
Base memory
000A0000-000BFFFF
128 KB
Video memory
000C0000-000CBFFF
40 KB
Video BIOS
000E0000-000FFFFF
128 KB
System BIOS
00100000-top limited
--
Extended (DIMM) memory
04000000-04000FFF
4 KB
PCMCIA controller (slot 1)
04001000-04001FFF
4 KB
PCMCIA controller (slot 2)
80100000-801000FF
256 B
Lucent Win Modem
80500000-805FFFFF
1 MB
NetMagic VGA
80800000-80BFFFFF
3 MB
Neomagic VGA
81000000-81FFFFFF
16 MB
82100000-82100FFF
4 MB
FFFF0000-FFFFFFFF
64 KB
System board extension for
PnP BIOS
Interrupt Channel Assignment
Interrupt Channel
NMI
Function
System errors
IRQ0
System timer
IRQ1
Keyboard
IRQ2
Cascade
IRQ3
FIR or COM2
IRQ4
COM1
IRQ5
Audio or LPT2 (optional)
IRQ6
Floppy
IRQ7
LPT1
IRQ8
Real time clock
IRQ9
Card bus / ACPI or Modem/ VGA
IRQ10
USB
IRQ11
Free or COM1
IRQ12
PS2 pointing device
IRQ13
Numeric data processor
IRQ14
1st EIDE device (hard disk)
IRQ15
2nd EIDE device (CD-ROM drive)
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DMA Channel Assignment
DMA Channel
Function
DRQ0
Audio(optional)
DRQ1
ECP or Audio(optional)
DRQ2
Floppy
DRQ3
ECP(optional)
DRQ4
DMA controller
DRQ5
Not used
DRQ6
Not used
DRQ7
Not used
I/O Address Map
I/O Address
Function
000-00F
DMA controller-1
020-021
Interrupt controller-1
040-043
Timer 1
060, 064
Keyboard controller 8742 chip select
061
System speaker out
040B
DMA controller-1
061
System speaker
070-071
Real-time clock and NMI mask
080-08F
DMA page register
0A0-0A1
Interrupt controller-2
0C0-0DF
DMA controller-2
0F0-0FF
Numeric data processor
120-13F, 180-18F
Power management controller
170-177
2nd EIDE device (CD-ROM) select
1F0-1F7
1st EIDE device (hard drive) select
220-22F
Audio
240-24F
Audio(optional)
278-27F
Parallel port 3
2E8-2EF
LT Win modem or COM4(optional)
2F8-2FF
COM2 or LT Win modem(optional)
378, 37A
Parallel port 2
3BC-3BE
paraller port 1
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I/O Address Map
I/O Address
Function
3B0-3BB, 3C0-3DF
Video Controller
3F0h-3F7
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
3E8-3EF
COM3 or LT Win modem(optional)
3F0-3F7
Floppy disk controller
3F8-3FF
COM1 or LT Win modem(optional)
480-48F, 4D6
DMA controller-1
4D0-4D1, CF8-CFF
PCI configuration register
Processor
Item
CPU type
CPU package
Specification
Intel Mobile Celeron-300
MHz processor -- Intel
Pentium architecture,
Intel Mobile Celeron-333
MHz processor -- Intel
Pentium architecture,
64 bit data bus, 16K-Byte
code cache, 16 K-Bytes
write back data, cache, with
MMX technology
64 bit data bus, 16K-Byte
code cache, 16 K-Bytes
write back data, cache, with
MMX technology
BGA package
BGA package
CPU core voltage
1.6 V
1.6 V
CPU I/O voltage
2.5 V.
2.5 V.
Item
CPU type
Specification
Intel Mobile
Pentium II Dixon300 processor-Intel Pentium
architecture,
Intel Mobile
Pentium II Dixon333 processor-Intel Pentium
architecture,
Intel Mobile
Pentium II Dixon366 processor-Intel Pentium
architecture,
64 bit data bus,
16K-Byte code
cache, 16 K-Bytes
write back data,
cache, with MMX
technology
64 bit data bus,
16K-Byte code
cache, 16 KBytes write back
data, cache, with
MMX technology
64 bit data bus,
16K-Byte code
cache, 16 KBytes write back
data, cache, with
MMX technology
CPU package
BGA package
BGA package
BGA package
CPU core
voltage
1.6
1.6 V
1.6 V
CPU I/O
voltage
2.5 V
2.5 V
2.5 V
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BIOS
Item
Specification
BIOS vendor
Acer
BIOS Version
V 3.0
BIOS ROM type
Flash ROM
BIOS ROM size
256KB
BIOS package
32-pin TSOP
Supports protocol
PCI 2.1, SMI & APM 1.2, DMI 2.00.1, E-IDE, ACPI,
USB, ESCD 1.03, ANSI ATA 3.0, PnP 1.0a, Bootable
CD-ROM 1.0, ATAPI
BIOS password control
Set by switch, see SW4 settings
System Memory
Item
Specification
Memory controller
ALi M1621-A1K
Onboard memory size
0MB
DIMM socket number
2 sockets (2 banks)
Supports memory size per socket
16/32/64/128 MB
Supports maximum memory size
256MB (128MB x 2)
Supports DIMM type
Synchronous DRAM
Supports DIMM Speed
66 MHz
Supports DIMM voltage
3.3V
Supports DIMM package
144-pin so-DIMM
DIMM Combinations
Slot 1
Slot 2
Total Memory
32MB
0 MB
32MB
32MB
32MB
64MB
32MB
64MB
96MB
32MB
128MB
160MB
64MB
0 MB
64MB
64MB
32MB
96MB
64MB
64MB
128MB
64MB
128MB
192MB
128MB
0 MB
128MB
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System Introductions
DIMM Combinations
Slot 1
Slot 2
Total Memory
128MB
32MB
160MB
128MB
64MB
192MB
128MB
128MB
256MB
Video Memory
Item
Specification
Fixed
Fixed, built-in NM2200 video controller
Video memory size
2.35MB
Cache Memory
Item
Specification
Cache controller
ALi M1621-A1K
Cache size
256 KB (Dixon CPU type)
Cache size
128 KB (Celeron CPU type)
1st level cache control
Always enabled
2st level cache control
Always enabled
Cache scheme control
Fixed in write-back
Video
Item
Specification
Chip vendor
NeoMagic
Chip name
NM2200C V.DH (NMG5)
Chip voltage
3.3 Volts
Supports ZV((Zoomed Video) port
Yes
Graph interface (PCI/AGP)
PCI bus/AGP bus
Maximun resolution (LCD)
1024 x 768 (16M colors)
Maximnun resolution (CRT)
1024x768 (16M colors)
Video Resolutions Modes
Resolution
Refresh Rate
CRT Only
LCD/CRT Simultaneous
640x480x256
85
60
640x480x64K
85
60
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Video Resolutions Modes
Resolution
Refresh Rate
640x480x16M
85
60
800x600x256
85
60
800X600X64K
85
60
800X600X16M
85
60
1024x768x256
85
60
1024x768x64K
85
60
1024x768x16M
85
60
Parallel Port
Item
Parallel port controller
Specification
NS PC97338-A2
Number of parallel ports
1
Location
Rear side
Connector type
25-pin D-type connector, in female type.
Parallel port function control
Enable/Diable by BIOS Setup
Supports ECP
Yes (set by BIOS setup)
Optional ECP DMA channel
(in BIOS Setup)
DMA channel 1
DMA channel 3
Optional parallel port I/O address
(in BIOS Setup)
3BCh, 378h, 278h
Optional parallel port IRQ
(in BIOS Setup)
IRQ5, IRQ7
Serial Port
Item
Serial port controller
Specification
NS PC97338-A2
Number of serial ports
1
Supports 16550 UART
Yes
Connector type
9-pin D-type connector, in male type
Location
Rear side
Serial port function control
Enable/disable by BIOS Setup
Optional serial port
(in BIOS Setup)
3F8h, 2F8h, 3E8h, 2E8h,
Optional serial port IRQ
(in BIOS Setup)
IRQ4, IRQ11
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Audio
Item
Specification
Audio Controller
ESS Solo-1 E (ES 1946)
Audio onboard or optional
Built-in
Mono or Stereo
Stereo
Resolution
16-bit
Compatibility
SB-Pro, Windows Sound System
(WSS), MPU-401, OPL3, OPL3-SA3
Mixed sound source
Voice, Synthesizer, Line-in,
Microphone, CD
Voice channel
8-/16-bit, mono/stereo
Sampling rate
44.1 KHz
Internal microphone
Yes, on the left-higher corner of LCD
panel
Internal speaker / Quantity
Yes / 2 pieces, on both hinge sides
Supports PnP DMA channel
DMA channel 0
DMA channel 1
Supports PnP IRQ
IRQ5
PCMCIA
Item
Specification
PCMCIA controller
O2 OZ6833T D Version
Supports card type
Type-II / type-III
Number of slots
Two type-II or one type-III
Access location
Right side
Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port
Yes (for upper slot)
Supports 32 bit CardBus
Yes (IRQ9, for both slots)
Modem
Item
Specification
Chipset
Lucent 1646
Fax modem data baud rate (bps)
14.4 K
Data modem data baud rate (bps)
56 K
Supports modem protocol
V.90 data modem, V.17 fax modem,
and digital line protection operation
Modem connector type
RJ45 (Capable of RJ11)
Modem connector location
Right side
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Keyboard
Item
Specification
Keyboard controller
Mitsubishi M38867 VJG TQFP
Keyboard vendor & model name
API
Total number of keypads
84-/85-/88-key
Windows 95 keys
Yes
Internal & external keyboard work
simultaneously
Yes
Diskette Drive
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
Mitsumi D353F3
Floppy Disk Specifications
Media recognition
2DD (720KB)
2HD (1.2MB,
3-mode)
2HD (1.44MB)
Sectors / track
9
15
18
Tracks
80
80
80
Data transfer rate (Kbit/
s)
250
500
500
Rotational speed
(RPM)
300
360
300
Read/write heads
2
Encoding method
MFM / FM
Power Requirement
Input Voltage (V)
+5V ±10%
Hard Disk Drive
Item
Vendor & Model Name
Specification
IBM DKLA-24320
IBM DADA-26480
Capacity (MB)
4320
6480
Bytes per sector
512
512
Logical heads
15
15
Logical sectors
63
63
8944
13424
Drive Format
Drive Format
Logical cylinders
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Hard Disk Drive
Item
Specification
Physical read/write heads
4
6
Disks
2
3
Spindle speed (RPM)
4200
4200
Buffer size
512KB
512KB
Interface
IDE(ATA-4)
IDE(ATA-4)
Data transfer rate (diskbuffer, Mbytes/s)
7.7~12.8
61.5~102.6
Data transfer rate
(host~buffer, Mbytes/s)
16.6 (PIO mode 4)
33.3 (Ultra DMA mode
2)
16.6 (PIO mode 4)
33.3 (Ultra DMA mode
2)
5+-5%
5+-5%
Performance Specifications
DC Power Requirements
Voltage tolerance
CD-ROM
Item
Vendor & Model Name
Specification
TEAC CD-224E-A26
Performance Specification
Transfer rate (KB/sec)
1,546KB/sec ~ 3,600KB/sec. (FULL CAV)
Access time (typ.)
130 msec. (typ)
Rotation speed
5136 rpm (typ.)
Buffer memory
128KB
Interface
ATAPI
Applicable disc format
CD-DA, CD-ROM (Mode-1, Mode-2), CDROM XA MODE-2 (FORM-1, FORM-2),
Multi-Session Photo CD, CD-I, Video CD,
Enhanced CD & CD PLUS Compatible,
CD-R/W
Loading mechanism
Drawer with soft eject and emergency
eject hole
Power Requirement
Input Voltage
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Battery Pack
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
Sanyo BTP-2231
Battery Type
Li-Ion
Pack capacity
3200 mAH
Cell voltage
3.7 V
Number of battery call
8
Package configuration
2P4S
Package voltage
14.8V
DC-DC/Charger Board
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
Ambit T62.120.C.00
Input voltage
AC adapter: 19V-21V
Battery: 12V-16.8V
DC/DC converter output
Output rating
CD5V
3.3V
+12V
5V
SB
Pri5V
SB
Current (w/load, A)
0~2
0~3.5
0~0.25
0.02
0~3.8
Charger output
Normal charge (charge while
system is not operative)
2.2A
Backgound charge (charge
even system is still
operative)
0.5A
Battery-lower 2 level (V)
14.1V
Battery-low 3 level (V)
12V
Protection
Charger protection
Security timer control
Over temperature protection
Over voltage protection
DC/DC converter protection
OVP (Over Voltage Protection, V)
OCP (Over Current Protection, A)
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LCD Inverter
Item
Specification
Vendor & model
name
Ambit T62.121.C.00 (12.1”)
Input voltage (V)
7.3 (min.)
-
21 (max.)
Input current
(mA)
-
-
1000 (max.)
Output voltage
(Vrms, no load)
1100 (min.)
-
1400 (max.)
Output voltage
frequency (kHz)
40 (min.)
-
65 (max.)
Ambit T62.122.C.00 (13.3”)
Item
Specification
Output current
(mArms)
Min.
Typ.
Max.
Remark
Output current
(mArms)
6.3
7.0
7.7
Vadj.=3.2V
Output current
(mArms)
0.7
1.0
1.3
Vadj.=2.15V
Note: DC-AC inverter is used to generate very high AC voltage, to
support to LCD CCFT backlight user, and it is also responsible for
the control of LCD brightness. Avoid touching the DC-AC inverter
area while the system unit is turned on.
Note: There is an EEPROM in the inverter, which stores it's supported
LCD type and ID code. If you replace a new inverter or replace
the LCD with one of a different brand, use Inverter ID utility to
update the ID information.
LCD
Item
Vendor &
model name
Specifications
12.1" Sharp
LM121SS1T53
12.1” Sanyo
TM121SV02L01
13.3" Hitachi
TX34D62VC1CAC
12.1
13.3
Mechanical Specifications
LCD display
area (diagonal,
inch)
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LCD
Item
Specifications
Display
technology
DSTN
TFT
TFT
Resolution
SVGA (800x600)
SVGA (800x600)
XGA (1024x768)
Supports
colors
262,144 colors
262,144 colors
262,144 colors
Optical Specifications
Brightness
control
Keyboard hotkey
Keyboard hotkey
Keyboard hotkey
Contrast
control
Keyboard hotkey
None
None
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage
for LCD
display (V)
3.3 (typ.)
3.3 (typ.)
3.3 (typ.)
Supply voltage
for LCD
backlight
(Vrms)
650 (typ)
650 (typ)
650 (typ)
Power Adapter
Item
Vendor & model
name
Specification
Delta ADP-60JB Rev. E5
LiteON PA-1600-19AC
Rev. 02
Maximum input
current (A, @90Vac,
full load)
1.5 A @90V.
1.5 A @90V.
0.9 A @180V.
0.9 A @180V.
Nominal frequency
(Hz)
47 - 63
47 - 63
Frequency variation
range (Hz)
47 - 63
47 - 63
Nominal voltages
(Vrms)
90 - 264
90 - 264
Inrush current
The maximum inrush
current will be less than
50A and 100A when the
adapter is connected to
115Vac(60Hz) and
230Vac(50Hz)
respectively
The maximum inrush
current will be less than
50A and 100A when the
adapter is connected to
115Vac(60Hz) and
230Vac(50Hz)
respectively
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Power Adapter
Item
Efficiency
Specification
It should provide an
efficiency of 83%
minimum, when
measured at maximum
load under 115V(60Hz).
It should provide an
efficiency of 83%
minimum, when
measured at maximum
load under 115V(60Hz).
Output Ratings (CV mode)
DC output voltage
+19.0V~20.5V
+19.0V~20.5V
Noise + Ripple
300mvp-pmax (20Mhz
bandwidth)
300mvp-pmax (20Mhz
bandwidth)
Load
0 A (min.)
(max.)
0 A (min.)
(max.)
3.16 A
3.16 A
Output Ratings (CC mode)
DC output voltage
+12V ~ +19V
+12V ~ +19V
Constant output
3.6 ± 0.3A
3.6 ± 0.3A
Dynamic Output Characteristics
Turn-on delay time
2 sec. (@115Vac)
2 sec. (@115Vac)
Hold up time
8 ms min. (@115 Vac
input, full load)
8 ms min. (@115 Vac
input, full load)
Over Voltage
Protection (OVP)
26 V
26 V
Short circuit
protection
Output can be shorted
without damage
Output can be shorted
without damage
Electrostatic
discharge (ESD)
15kV (at air discharge)
15kV (at air discharge)
8kV (at contact discharge)
8kV (at contact discharge)
Dielectric Withstand Voltage
Primary to
secondary
3000 Vac (or 4242 Vdc),
10 mA for 1 second
3000 Vac (or 4242 Vdc),
10 mA for 1 second
Leakage current
0.25 mA max. (@ 254
Vac, 60Hz)
0.25 mA max. (@ 254
Vac, 60Hz)
Regulatory
Requirements
Internal filter meets:
Internal filter meets:
1. FCC class B
requirements (USA)
1. FCC class B
requirements (USA)
2. VDE 243/1991 class B
requirements (German)
2. VDE 243/1991 class B
requirements (German)
3. CISPR 22 Class B
requirements
(Scandinavia)
3. CISPR 22 Class B
requirements
(Scandinavia)
4. VCCI class II
requirements (Japan)
4. VCCI class II
requirements (Japan)
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Power Management
This computer has a built-in power management unit that monitors system
activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or more of the
following devices: keyboard, mouse, floppy drive, hard disk, peripherals
connected to the serial and parallel ports, and video memory. If no activity is
detected for a period of time (called an inactivity time-out), the computer
stops some or all of these devices in order to conserve energy.
This computer employs a power management scheme that supports APM
(Advanced Power Management) or ACPI3 (Advanced Configuration and
Power Interface) which allows for maximum power conservation and
maximum performance at the same time.
If your computer is set for APM, you can set timeout values for your
computer’s devices before power-saving methods are applied to these
devices. If your computer is set for ACPI, Windows handles all power-saving
chores for your computer.
Note: We recommend you enable power management to prolong your
battery life.
Power Management Modes
Display Standby Mode
Screen activity is determined by the keyboard, the built-in touchpad, and an
external PS/2 pointing device. If these devices are idle for the period
specified by the LCD backlight Timeout value, the display shuts off until you
press a key or move the touchpad or external mouse.
"Automatic Dim" Feature
The computer has a unique "automatic dim" power-saving feature. When
the computer is using AC power and you disconnect the AC adapter from the
computer, it automatically dims the LCD backlight to save power. If you
reconnect AC power to the computer, it automatically adjusts the LCD
backlight to a brighter level.
Hard Disk Standby Mode
The hard disk enters Standby mode when there are no disk read/write
operations within the period of time determined by the power management
system. In this state, the power supplied to the hard disk is reduced to a
minimum. The hard disk returns to normal once the computer accesses it.
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Standby Mode
The computer consumes very low power in Standby mode. Data remains
intact in the system memory until the battery is drained.
There are four ways to enter Standby mode:
Pressing the Standby hotkey Fn-F3
Allowing the waiting time specified by the Standby Timeout value or the
operating system to elapse without any system activity
Closing the display cover
When the computer is about to enter Hibernation mode (e.g., during a
battery low condition), but the Hibernation file is invalid or not present
Note: f the computer does not enter Standby mode after pressing the
Standby hotkey, it means the operating system will not allow the
computer to enter the power-saving mode.
The following signals indicate that the computer is in Standby mode:
The buzzer beeps (when the hotkey is pressed to enter into Standby
mode)
The Standby indicator lights
Warning: Unstored data is lost when you turn off the computer power in Standby
mode or when the battery is drained.
To leave Standby mode and return to normal mode:
Press any key
Move the active pointing device (internal or external, PS/2 or serial)
Have the Resume Timer set and let it be matched
Open the display cover
Experience an incoming PC card modem event
Hibernation Mode
In Hibernation mode, all power shuts off (the computer does not consume
any power). The computer saves all system information onto the hard disk
before it enters Hibernation mode. Once you turn on the power, the computer
restores this information and resumes where you left off upon leaving
Hibernation mode.
Before the computer can enter Hibernation mode, the Hibernation file created
by Sleep Manager must be present and valid.
Then, there are four ways to enter Hibernation mode:
Pressing the Hibernation hotkey Fn-F4
Allowing the waiting time specified by the Hibernation Timeout value to
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elapse without any system activity
When a battery low condition occurs and the Sleep Upon Battery-low
parameter in Setup is set to [ENABLED]
Invoked by the operating system power-saving modes
Note: If the computer beeps but does not enter Hibernation mode after
pressing the Hibernation hotkey, it means the operating system
will not allow the computer to enter the power-saving mode.
To exit Hibernation mode, press the power switch. The computer also
resumes from Hibernation mode if the resume timer is set and matched.
Warning: Do not change any devices (such as add memory) when the computer is in
Hibernation mode.
Sleep Mode (ACPI)
If ACPI is installed, all power management functions are handled by the
Windows operating system. In this setup, you do not need to set timout
values for devices before they enter a power-saving mode.
Sleep mode may be one of three computer power saving modes: standby,
hibernation or power off. Windows automatically determines which of these
modes to enter.
To enter Sleep mode under ACPI:
Press the Sleep hotkey Fn-F4
Allow the idle times for devices and the computer determined by
Windows 98 to elapse
How to exit Sleep mode depends upon which power-saving mode the
computer is in.
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Advanced Power Management
This computer supports the APM standard designed to further reduce power
consumption. APM is a power-management approach defined jointly by
Microsoft and Intel. An increasing number of software packages support
APM to take advantage of its power-saving features and allow greater system
availability without degrading performance.
For more information about APM under Windows, refer to your Windows
user’s manual.
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) is a power-management
specification jointly developed by Intel, Microsoft, and Toshiba. ACPI enables
Windows to control the amount of power given to each device attached to the
computer. With ACPI, Windows can turn off peripheral devices when they
are not in use, thereby saving power.
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Chapter 2
Software Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your
computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/Ouput 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 a problem arises.
To activate the BIOS Utility, press F2 during POST (while the Extensa logo is
being displayed.
Navigating the BIOS Utility
There are seven menu options: System Information, Basic System Settings,
Startup Configuration, Onboard Device Configuration, System Security,
Power Management and Load Default Settings.
To enter a menu, highlight the item using the ↑↓ keys; then press Enter.
Within a menu, navigate through the BIOS Utility by following these
instructions:
Press the cursor up/down keys (↑↓) to move between parameters.
Press the cursor left/right keys (→ ←) to change the value of a parameter.
Press Esc while you are in any of the menu options to return to the main
menu.
Note: You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in
square brackets.
Note: Navigation keys for a particular menu are shown on the bottom of
the screen.
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System Information
The System Information screen displays a summary of your computer
hardware information.
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in
boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
CPU
Describes the type of CPU installed in the system.
Floppy Disk
Drive
Shows the floppy disk drive type (1.44MB 3.5-inch).
Hard Disk (MB)
Shows the capacity of the hard disk
HDD Serial
Number
Shows the hard disk drive serial number.
System with
Shows the high-capacity disc drive installed.
Options: CD ROM, or DVD ROM.
System BIOS
Version
Shows the system BIOS version.
VGA BIOS
Version
Shows the video graphics accelerator BIOS version.
Serial Number
Shows the serial number of the system.
Asset Tag
Number
Shows the asset tag number.
Product Name
Shows the official name of the product.
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Parameter
Description
Manufacturer
Name
Shows the name of the manufacturer.
UUID
Shows the universally unique identifier number.
Basic System Configuration
The Basic System Configuration screen contains parameters involving basic
computer settings like date and time.
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in
boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.
Parameter
Date
Description
Sets the system date.
Format: DDD MMM DD YYYY (day-of-the-week month day
year)
Time
Sets the system time.
Format: HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second)
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Startup Configuration
The Startup Configuration screen contains parameters that are related to
computer startup.
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in
boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.
Parameter
Boot Display
Description
Sets the display on boot-up.
When set to Auto, the computer automatically determines the
display device. If an external display device (e.g., monitor) is
connected, it becomes the boot display; otherwise, the
computer LCD is the boot display. When set to Both, the
computer outputs to both the computer LCD and an external
display device if one is connected.
Options: Auto or Both
USB Function
Support
Enables or disables the USB (Universal Serial Bus) function.
Hotkey Beep
When enabled, the computer gives off a beep when a hotkey
(key combination is pressed). See "The Euro Symbol" for
details on hotkeys.
Options: Disabled or Enabled
Options: Enabled or Disabled
ACPI OS Fast
Boot
When set to enabled, the Quiet Boot and the PnP OS is
disabled or inactive.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Quiet Boot
When set to enabled, the system will boot to the OS as fast
as possible and proceed quickly through POST. This mode
will not show any boot progression messages, nor will it
perform any memory and diagnostic test.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
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Parameter
PnP OS
Description
Set it to Enabled if the computer works on Win95, Win98, or
Win NT 5.0. For any other OS, set it to Disabled.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Boot Drive
Sequence
Allows you to set the sequence wherein the computer will
boot 1st, 2nd, and so on. Below are possible boot devices.
Boot from CDROM or DVDROM
Enables boot-up from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, if
selected as the first option. The computer attempts to boot
from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive (looks for a bootable
CD-ROM) before following the boot sequence specified in the
Boot Drive Sequence.
Floppy
Enables boot-up from the floppy disk drive, if selected as the
first option. The computer attempts to boot from the floppy
disk drive (look for a bootable floppy) before following the
boot sequence specified inthe Boot Drive Sequence.
Hard Disk
Enables boot-up from the hard disk drive.
Onboard Devices Configuration
The Onboard Devices Configuration screen contains parameters settings for
your hardware connection devices.
Note: The parameters in this screen are for advanced users only. You
do not need to change the values in this screen because these
values are already optimized.
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The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in
boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.
Parameter
Serial Port
Description
Enables or disables the serial port.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Base Address
Sets the I/O address of the serial port.
Options: 3F8h, 2F8h, 3E8h or 2E8h
IRQ
Sets the interrupt request of the serial port.
Options: 4 or 11
Infrared Port
Enables or disables the infrared port.
Options: Disabled or Enabled
Base Address
Sets the I/O address of the infrared port.
Options: 2F8, 3F8, 3E8 or 2E8
IRQ
Sets the interrupt request of the infrared port.
Options: 3 or 10
DMA Channel
Sets a DMA channel for the infrared port.
Options: 3 or 1
Parallel Port
Enables or disables the parallel port.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Base Address
Sets the I/O address of the parallel port.
Options: 378h, 278h or 3BCh
IRQ
Sets the interrupt request of the parallel port.
Operation
Mode
Sets the operation mode of the parallel port.
ECP DMA
Channel
Sets a DMA channel for the printer to operate in ECP
mode. This parameter is enabled only if Operation Mode
is set to ECP.
Options: 7 or 5
Options: ECP, Bi-directional, Standard, or EPP
Options: 1 or 3
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System Security
The System Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and
protect your computer from unauthorized use.
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in
boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.
Parameter
Setup Password
Description
When set, this password protects the BIOS Utility
from unauthorized entry.
Options: None or Present
Power-on Passwords
When set, this password protects the computer
from unauthorized entry during boot-up or resume
from hibernation mode.
Options: None or Present
Hard Disk Password
When set, this password prevents the internal
hard disk from unauthorized access. It consists of
7 alphanumeric characters.
Disk Drive Control Floppy
Drive Lockout
Controls the read/write access at the BIOS level.
When set to enabled, this feature protects user’s
data by preventing unauthorized copying onto the
floppy disk.
Options: None or Present
Options: Disabled or Enabled
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Setting a Password
Follow these steps:
3. Use the ↑ and ↓ keys to highlight a password parameter (Setup, Power-on,
or Hard Disk) and press the Enter key. The password box appears:
4. Type a password. The password may consist of up to seven
alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9).
Caution: Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not
appear on the screen.
5. Press Enter. The retype password box appears.
6. Retype the password to verify your first entry and press Enter.
After setting the password, the computer automatically sets the chosen
password parameter to Present.
7. Press Esc to return to the main menu.
8. Press Esc. The following dialog box appears.
9. Select Yes and press Enter to save the password and exit the BIOS Utility.
Changing a Password
To change a password, follow the same steps used to set a password.
Removing a Password
To remove a password, use the ↑ and ↓ keys to highlight a password
parameter and press the “Enter” key as the first character.
Password Icons
Below are the password icons and their descriptions:
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Parameter
Description
Power-on Password
Icon
When set to present, prompts the user to input the
correct password for the system to continue. It is
shown after the TravelMate logo.
Hard Disk Password
Icon
When set to present, prompts the user to input the
correct password for the hard disk to operate. It is
shown after the Power-on Password Icon.
Password Character
Icon
When typing the characters of the password, the
screen displays this icon for each character instead of
the actual password character.
Wrong Password Icon
If the wrong password is entered, this icon will be
displayed beside the wrong password.
Successful Password
Entry Icon
If the password is correctly entered, this icon will be
displayed beside the correctly entered password.
Failure Password Icon
The system allows the user 3 chances to type the
correct password. After the password has been
incorrectly entered 3 times, this icon will be displayed
together. The user then has to reboot the system ito try
to type the correct password again.
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Power Management
The Power Management screen contains parameters that are related to
power-saving and power management.
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in
boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
Advanced
Power
Manage-ment
Mode
Enables or disables advanced power management (Windows
95 only). See "Power Management" for more information on
power management modes.
Turn Off
Display
Will blank the display screen after a set amount of inactivity time
on the user input devices. This timer will reset when activity
occurs on any keyboard, or pointing device.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Options: Never, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10 or 15 Minutes
Turn Off Hard
Disk
Will “spin down” the hard disk after a set amount of inactivity on
the disk interface. This timer will reset when activity occurs on
any primary disk interface, or secondary disk interface.
Options: Never, 1, 2, 3, 5,10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 Minutes
System
Standby
The system will enter into System Standby mode after a set
amout of inactivity time. The timer will be reset once there is
activity in any of the following devices: keyboard, pointing
devices, communication port, floppy and hard disk drives and
bus master requests.
System
Hibernation
After Standby
The system will enter into Hibernation mode after a set amout of
inactivity of time. Timer will be reset once there are activity in the
following devices: Keyboard, pointing devices, communication
port, floppy and hard disks drive and bus master requests.
Options: Never, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 45 or 60 Minutes
Options: Never, 1, 2, 3, 5 , 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 45 or 60 Minutes
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Parameter
Description
System
Resume
Timer
When enabled and the system resume date and time are valid,
the computer resumes (wakes up) at the set time and date.
Date
Sets the date the computer resumes at if System Resume Timer
is enabled.
Options: Disabled or Enabled
Format: month/day/year
Time
Sets the time the computer resumes at if System Resume Timer
is enabled.
Format: hour/minute/second
Battery-low
Warning
Beep
When enabled the system emits an audible warning beep when
the unit is running low on battery.
Sleep Upon
Battery-low
When enabled the system switches into Sleep mode when the
unit is running low on battery.
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Options: Enabled or Disabled
Load Default Settings
When you select this menu item, the following dialog box displays:
To load factory-default settings for all the parameters, select Yes and press
Enter. Otherwise, select No and press Enter.
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AFlash Utility
The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions:
New versions of system programs
New features or options
Use the AFlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM.
Note: Do not install memory-related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when
you use AFlash.
The AFlash functions support all the operations required for system Flash
ROM. The functions are divided into four steps as follows.
1. Load BIOS file to buffer reads a specified file from a diskette to memory
for future program use or for check only. It supports the 64-KB, 128-KB,
192-KB, or 256-KB files.
2. Save BIOS to disk file reads BIOS from the current BIOS area and writes
to the file specified by the user.
3. Edit OEM string reads specified file from a diskette to memory, edits
OEM string and writes to a file.
4. Program flash memory programs Flash memory according to the data
loaded in step 1. This function also shows the BIOS checksum and BIOS
type to make sure that the operation is correct.
Executing AFlash
Follow these steps to execute AFlash:
1. Copy the MSG.DAT and AFLASH.EXE files from the system utilities
diskette into the subdirectory of your choice.
2. From that subdirectory, type:
Enter
aflash
3. A help message appears. Press any key to continue.
4. The main menu appears. Use the ↑ or ↓ key to highlight the options.
Press Enter to select.
5. If you want to save a copy of the current BIOS into a file, select Save
BIOS to Disk File.
6. Select Load BIOS File to load the BIOS file into memory.
7. Select Program Flash Memory to erase the current BIOS, and program
Flash ROM.
Note: Never turn off the system power while Flash BIOS is
programming. This will destroy the BIOS.
8. Reboot the system.
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Quick Way to Execute AFlash
When you have already copied the AFlash files into your hard disk, you can
simply type the following on the DOS prompt (subdirectory where the files are
located) to quickly execute the program.
aflash (file name)
Enter
The program automatically performs the loading and programming functions,
then reboots the system.
If the program cannot find the BIOS file, it returns to the main menu and
flashes the following message:
Can’t Read This File!!!
Press any key to continue.....
In this case, follow the procedures for loading and programming the BIOS file
using the main menu.
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System Utility Diskette
This utility diskette is for the Acer TravelMate 510 notebook machine. It
provides the following functions:
1. Panel ID Utility
2. Thermal and Fan Utility
3. Modem Dial Out
To use this diskette, first boot from this diskette, then a “Microsoft Windows
98 Startup Menu” prompt you to choose the testing item. Follow the
instructions on screen to proceed.
Important: This diskette is not bootable, do the following actions
before you use it:
1. Do system transfers.
2. Copy HIMEM.SYS to A:\.
3. Copy CHOICE.COM to A:\.
4. Copy EMM386.EXE to A:\
Set LCD Panel ID
There is an EEPROM in the inverter which stores its supported LCD type ID
code. If you replace an LCD with one of a different brand or use a new
inverter, the ID information in the inverter EEPROM should be updated.
Follow the steps below to see the LCD Panel ID:
1. Follow the instructions on-screen to read current or to set new LCD Panel
ID code.
Note: When you set a new LCD Panel ID and the new LCD is not yet
enabled (to function), connect an external CRT to see the
program execution process.
Note: Make sure the new ID code you choose corresponds with the
LCD brand and type. If you write a wrong ID into the inverter, just
reboot and re-execute the program and input the correct ID code.
2. Restart the computer - the new LCD should work normally.
Note: If LCD cannot display after changing the ID code, make sure you
select the correct ID code, or try reconnecting the LCD FPC cable
connectors.
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Set Thermal Sensor Threshold
The system is equipped with sensors to protect against system overheating.
By setting System and processor thermal thresholds, the system can turn on
the cooling fan or shut down automatically when temperatures reach the
defined threshold parameters.
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System Diagnostic Diskette
This diagnostic diskette is for the Acer TravelMate 510 notebook machine. It
provides the following functions:
1. PQA System Diagnostics
2. Audio Resource and Speaker Out Test
3. Audio CD Play Controller
4. Infrared ray test
5. USB Register and Connect/Disconnect Test
Note: A USB device is required when executing USB Connection/
Disconnection Test, or this test fails.
6. Exit
To use this diskette, first boot from this diskette, then a “Microsoft Windows
98 Startup Menu” prompts you to choose the testing item. Follow the
instructions on screen to proceed.
Important: This diskette is not bootable, do the following actions
before you use it:
1. Do system transfers.
2. Copy the following files to A:\
HIMEM.SYS
EMM386.SYS
RAMDRIVE.SYS
CHOICE.COM
LASTDRV.COM
MSCDEX.SYS
Note: When executing a parallel or serial port test in System Test item,
a loopback tool is needed. This loopback is Acer proprietary
design. You may reach the computerhwdoctor@acer.com.tw for
ordering information.
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Running PQA Diagnostics Program.
PQA
Vx_x
Result
Diag
SysInfo
Option
xx-xx-xx
Exit
Press → ← to move around the main menu. Press Enter to enable the
selected option. The main options are Diag, Result, SysInfo, Option and Exit.
The Diag option lets you select testing items and times.
The following screen appears when you select Diag from the main menu.
PQA
Vx_x
Result
Diag
SysInfo
Option
xx-xx-xx
Exit
Diag
ONE
MULTI
FULL
QUICK
TEST
TEST
TEST
TEST
One Test Performs a single test and manual checks the selected test items in
sequence.
Multi Test Performs multiple tests and manual checks the selected test items
in sequence.
Full Test Performs all items and full check the all test items in sequence.
Quick Test Performs special tests of the highlight items and quick check the
select test items in sequence.
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The screen below appears if you select Multi Test.
PQA
Diag
Vx_x
Result
SysInfo
xx-xx-xx
Option
Exit
Diag
ONE
MULTI
FULL
QUICK
TEST
TEST
TEST
TEST
TEST COUNT VALUE (1...9999) 1
Specify the desired number of tests and press Enter.
After you specify the number of tests to perform, the screen shows a list of
test items (see below):
PQA
Diag
Diag
Vx_x
Result
Item s
O N E Test
TE ST
1. System
M U LTI
T ES T Board
2. M em
FU LL
T ESory
T
M U3.
LTI Keyboard
T ES T
4. Video
5. Parallel Port
6. Serial Port
7. Diskette Drive
8. Hard Disk
9. CD-RO M
10. Coprocessor
11. Pointing D ev.
12. Cache
SysInfo
Option
xx-xx-xx
Exit
S PAC E : m ark/unm ark selecting item
E S C : return to upper menu
F1
: help m enu
F2
: tests the m arked item (s)
E N TE R : open subitem’s m enu
Test Tim es = 1
Move the highlight bar from one item to another. Press a space to mark or
unmark the item. Press Enter to open the subitem menu. Press Esc to return
to upper menu.
The right corner screen information gives you the available function keys and
the specified test number.
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Space: mark/unmark selecting item
ESC: return to upper menu
F1: help menu
F2: tests the marked item(s)
Enter: Opens the subitem’s menu
System Utilities
Test Times: Indicates the number of tests to perform
Note: The F1 and F2 keys function only after you finish configuring the
Test option.
Diagnostic Program Error Code and Messages
Error
Code
01XXX
Message
CPU or main board
error
FRU/Action in Sequence
Reload BIOS default setting.
CPU
System board
02XXX
Memory error
DIMM
03XXX
Keyboard error
Reconnect Keyboard.
System board
Keyboard
System board
04XXX
Video error
System board
05XXX
Parallel Port error
System board
06XXX
Serial port or main
board error
System board
07XXX
Diskette drive error
Diskette drive
System board
08XXX
Hard disk error
Reload BIOS default setting.
Hard disk
System board
09XXX
CD-ROM error
Reconnect CD-ROM cable.
CD-ROM drive
System board
10XXX
Coprocessor
CPU
System board
11XXX
Pointing device error
Reconnect Keyboard.
Keyboard
System board
12XXX
Cache test error
CPU
System board
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Chapter 3
Removal and Replacement
This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the
notebook computer for maintenance and troubleshooting.
To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools:
Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic
discharge
Flat-bladed screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver
Tweezers
Flat-bladed screwdriver or plastic stick
Note: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the
disassembly process, group the screws with the corresponding
components to avoid mismatch when putting back the
components.
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General Information
Before You Begin
Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do
the following:
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.
Connector Types
There are two kinds of connectors on the system board:
Connectors with no locks
Unplug the cable by simply pulling out the cable from the connector.
Connectors with locks
You can use a plastic stick to lock and unlock connectors with locks.
Unplugging
the Cable
Plugging
the Cable
Unplugging
the Cable
Plugging
the Cable
Unplugging the cable with locks
To unplug the cable, first unlock the connector by pulling up the two clasps on
both sides of the connector with a plastic stick. Then carefully pull out the
cable from the connector.
Plugging the cable with locks
To plug the cable back, first make sure that the connector is unlocked, then
plug the cable into the connector. With a plastic stick, press the two clasps on
both sides of the connector to secure the cables in place.
Note: The cables used here are special FPC (flexible printed-circuit)
cables and more delicate than normal plastic-enclosed cables.
Do not force cables out of the connectors to prevent damage.
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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
D IM M D o o r
H in g e ca p s
D IM M
M o d u le
M id d le C o ve r
(s h o rt)
M id d le C o ve r
(L o n g )
M o dem
C over
B a tte ry
P ack
M o dem
B o a rd
B a tte ry
D oo r
8 6.1A 5 22 .1 40 *2
S cre w M AC H P A N M 2*1 4L
L C D FP C C a b le
fro m M /B
In te rn a l M IC
fro m M /B
L C D M o d u le
LC D Bezel
L E D B o a rd
C a b le fro m M /B
8 6.1A 3 53 .1 35 *2 S cre w
M A C H P AN M 2 .5 *13 .5L
K e yb o a rd
M a in U n it
(s e e n e xt p a g e )
8 6.9A 3 53 .6 R 0 *5
S cre w M 2 .5*6 L B /Z N
8 6.9A 5 22 .4 R 0 *2 S c rew
M A C H P AN M 2 *4L
In te rn a l
M ic ro p h o n e
8 6.9A 5 22 .4 R 0 *2 S c rew M A C H
P A N M 2*4 L
8 6.9A 5 24 .5 R 0 *4 S c rew M 3*5 L
L E D B o a rd
L C D & In ve rte r
b o a rd
L C D FP C C a b le
8 6.1A 3 53 .1 60 *2 S cre w
M A C H M 2 .5 *L1 6
L E D B o a rd
C a b le
In ve rte r B o a rd
LC D Pan el
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M a in U n it
86 .1A 52 3 .1 40 *3 S cre w M A C H
P AN M 2 *1 4L N I
86 .1A 52 3 .6 R 0 S cre w M AC H
P AN M 2 .5*6 L N I
H e a tsin k
C o ve r S w itc h
C a b le fro m M /B
T o u c h p a d B o a rd
C a b le fro m M /B
H D D M o d u le
86 .1A 35 3.1 35 *9 S cre w M A C H P A N
M 2 .5 *13 .5L
86 .1A 52 3.6 R 0 *2 S c rew M A C H M 2.5 *6L
U p p e r ca s e
86 .1A 5 23 .6 R 0 *2 S c rew
M A C H M 2.5 *6 L N I
T o u c h p a d & C D -R O M
C o n tro l B o a rd M o d u le
D C -D C
C h a rg e r
B a tte ry a n d
A u d io B a o rd
86 .9A 5 22 .3 R 0 *6
S cre w M AC H M 2 *3L
C D -R O M &
F D D M o d u le
Touchpa d
Sp eaker
Sp eaker n et
86 .9A 32 2.4 R 0 *4
S cre w M A C H P A N
M 2 *4L B /Z N
86 .1A 5 23 .6 R 0 *2 S c rew
M A C H M 2 .5 *6L N I
86 .9A 5 22 .3 R 0 *2
S cre w M AC H M 2 *3L
M a in b o a rd
C D -R O M
C o n tro l B o a rd
L /R C h a n n e l
Sp eaker
Touchpa d
B o a rd
M od em
B ra c k e t
M od em
C o n n e c to r
Low er case
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Removing the Battery Pack
1. Press the battery cover release button, then slide the battery out from the
main unit .I
2. To remove the battery cover, gently bend the battery cover a little bit
outward, then slide the battery cover downward to remove it.
Removing the DIMM
1. Remove the two screws shown below to remove the DIMM cover from the
lower case..
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2. Use two flat-bladed screwdriver to push the latches outward on both sides
of the DIMM socket to remove the DIMM module from the DIMM socket
Removing the Modem Board
1. Remove the screw as shown below then remove the modem cover from
the lower case..
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2. Use two flat-bladed screwdriver to push the latches outward on both sides
of the modem board socket to remove the modem board.
3. Disconnect the modem power cable from the modem board.
Removing the Keyboard
1. Slide out the hinge covers on both sides of the notebook.
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2. Use a flat-bladed screwdriver to remove the LCD FPC cable cover.
3. Slide the middle cover to the left side then remove the middle cover from
the upper case.
Note: To replace the middle cover, be sure that the latches are lined up
with the uppercase.
4. Turn the keyboard over to expose the keyboard connector.
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5. To remove the keyboard, release the keyboard connector at CN21 as
shown below.
Removing the LCD Module
1. Disconnect the internal microphone cable from the system board at CN10.
2. Disconnect the LED cable from the system board at CN11.
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3. Remove the two screws as shown below then disconnect the LCD FPC
cable from the LVDS board at CN12.
4. Disconnect the LVDS board from the system board using two flat-bladed
screwdriver.
5. Remove the two screws at the base of the unit, then carefully detach the
LCD module from the main unit.
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Disassembling the LCD
1. Remove the two rubber cushions and three mylar stickers on the display
bezel. l
2. Remove the five screws from the LCD bezel as shown below.
3. Carefully snap out the LCD bezel. .
4. Remove the two screws of the LED board, then lift the LED board away
from the LCD panel..
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5. Disconnect the LED cable from the LED board.
6. Carefully remove the internal microphone cable from the LCD panel.
7. Remove the six screws as shown below to separate the LCD and the LCD
inverter board from the display panel.
8. To remove the LCD inverter board, disconnect the LCD power cable and
LCD FPC cable from the inverter board. .
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9. Carefully tear off the adhesive tape and remove the LCD FPC cable from
the LCD.
10. This completes the disassembly of the LCD module.
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Disassembling the Main Unit
Removing the Heat Sink and CPU EMI Shield
1. Remove the 5 screws from the heat sink.
2. Slide the heat sink to the left side and take out the heat sink from the
system board using both hands.
3. Remove the CPU EMI Shield from the system board.
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Removing the Hard Disk Drive
1. Remove the hard disk module from the system board at CN19..
Removing the Upper Case
1. Disconnect the touch pad cable from the system board.
2. Remove the 11 screws as shown below..
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4. Disconnect the LCD cover switch from the system board at CN9, then
remove the upper case.
Removing the Touchpad
1. Disconnect the touchpad cable from the touchpad. .
2. Remove the 6 screws of the touchpad bracket.
3. Lift the touchpad bracket together with the touchpad cable and CD-ROM
control board assembly away from the upper case.
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4. To remove the CD-ROM control board from the touchpad bracket, first
disconnect the touchpad FPC cable, then remove the 3 screws to release
it.
5. Finally, remove the touchpad board from the upper case.
6. This completes the disassembly procedure for the upper case.
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Removing the RTC Battery
1. Use a flat bladed screw driver to remove the RTC battery from its
socket.
Note: You can also remove RTC battery when the keyboard and CPU
heat sink are removed.
Note: To re-install the RTC battery, press the RTC battery into the
socket.
Disassembling the Lower Case
1. Gently remove the two speaker nets from the lower case.
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Removing the CD-ROM/ Diskette Drive Module
1. Slide out the CD-ROM drive from the CD-ROM and diskette drive module.
2. Disconnect the CD-ROM cable at CN18 and diskette drive cable at CN17
from the system board.
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3. Remove the two screws from the CD-ROM and diskette drive module.
4. Gently, pull out the CD-ROM and diskette drive module from the lower
case.
5. Peel the tape off.
6. Release the CD-ROM cable from the CD-ROM and diskette drive module.
7. Disconnect the floppy drive cable from the floppy drive.
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8. Remove the three screws from the floppy drive.
9. Slide out the floppy drive from the CD/ROM and diskette drive module.
10. This completes the disassembly procedure of the CD-ROM and diskette
drive module.
Removing the Speakers
1. Disconnect the left and right channel speaker cables at CN1 and CN2
from the audio-I/O and battery connection board.
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2. Remove the four screws from the left and right channel speakers.
3. Remove the left and right channel speakers from the lower case.
Removing the DC-DC/ Charger Board
1. Remove the two screws from the audio and battery connection board.
2. Remove the audio board on the system board at CN24.
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3. Remove the charger board from the system board at CN23
4. To reconnect the charger board, make sure that the charger board
matches with the two pillars on the system board.
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Removing the Fan
1. Disconnect the fan cable at CN16 from the system board.
2. Remove the two screws from the fan.
3. Lift the fan from the lower case.
Removing the FIR module
1. Disconnect the FIR cable at CN15 from the system board.
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2. Remove the screw from the FIR module.
3. Lift the FIR module from the lower case.
4. Disconnect FIR cable from the FIR module.
Removing the System Board
1. Remove the two screws from the system board.
2. Remove the modem connector bracket from the system board.
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3. Remove the system board from the lower case.
4. Remove the modem connector from the lower case.
Removing the PCMCIA Card
1. Remove the four screws of the PCMCIA card slot.
2. Lift the PCMCIA card from the system board.
3. This completes the disassembly procedure of the lower case.
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For CD-ROM/diskette drive module, there are two types of cabling:
Important: Before Acer encountered problems, the cabling for the
diskette drive was originally placed between the bracket of roughly
1000 pieces. In order to avoid damaging these cables, Acer then
redesigned the cabling to go around the bracket instead. You may
have to repair both types. In the case of the limited quantity version,
you should replace the longer cable type and connect the diskette
FRC cable to go around the bracket to avoid the same mistake.
Type 1 Cabling (mass-production version):
1. Remove the 3 screws located at the CD-ROM/diskette drive module’s
bracket to separate the CD-ROM drive from the CD-ROM/diskette drive
module.
2. Remove the 3 screws from the diskette drive.
Type 2 Cabling (a limited quantity version):
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Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems.
Note: The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. NonAcer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false
errors and invalid system responses.
1. Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible.
2. Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the
diagnostic test or by repeating the same operation.
3. Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which page
to go to.
Symptoms (Verified)
Go To
Power failure. (The power indicator
does not go on or stay on.)
Power System check.
POST does not complete. No beep or
error codes are indicated.
Symptom-to-FRU Index.
POST detects an error and displayed
messages on screen.
Erro Messages List.
The diagnostic test detected an error
and displayed a FRU code.
Running PQA Diagnostics Program
Other symptoms (i.e. LCD display
problems or others).
Error Symptom-to-FRU Index.
Symptoms cannot be re-created
(intermittent problems).
Use the customer-reported symptoms
and go to Error Symptom-to-FRU
Index.
Undetermined Problems.
Intermittent Problems.
Undetermined Problems.
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System Check Procedures
Diskette Drive Check
Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A
write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is required.
Note: Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label
attached to it. Multiple labels can cause damage to the drive or
cause the drive to fail.
Do the following to select the test device.
1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the PQA program.
2. Go to the diagnostic Diskette Drive in the test items.
3. Press F2 in the test items.
4. Follow the instructions in the message window.
If an error occurs with the internal diskette drive, reconnect the diskette
connector on the system board.
If the error still remains:
1. Reconnect the diskette drive.
2. Replace the diskette driver cable.
3. Replace the diskette.
4. Replace the system board.
CD-ROM Drive Check
Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD-ROM.
Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. The label
can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive to fail.
Do the following to select the test device:
1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the PQA program.
2. Go to the diagnostic CD-ROM in the test items.
3. Press F2 in the test items.
4. Follow the instructions in the message window.
If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the System board. If the error
still remains:
1. Reconnect the CD-ROM drive.
2. Replace the CD-ROM drive.
3. Replace the system 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 system board.
If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test. See
“Running the Diagnostics” for details.
If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following one at a time to
correct the problem. (Do not replace a non-defective FRU):
1. Reconnect the keyboard cables.
2. Replace the keyboard.
3. Replace the system board.
The following auxiliary input devices are supported by this computer:
Numeric keypad
External keyboard
If any of these devices do not work, reconnect the cable connector and
repeat the failing operation.
Memory Check
Memory errors might stop system operations, show error messages on the
screen, or hang the system.
1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the PQA program (please
refer to “Running PQA Diagnostics Program”).
2. Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items.
3. Press F2 in the test items.
4. Follow the instructions in the message window.
Note: Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. A
loose connection can cause an error.
Power System Check
To verify the symptom of the problem, power on the computer using each of
the following power sources:
1. Remove the battery pack.
2. Connect the power adapter and check that power is supplied.
3. Disconnect the power adapter and install the charged battery pack; then
check that power is supplied by the battery pack.
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If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate power supply check in
the following list:
“Check the Power Adapter.”
“Check the Battery Pack.”
Check the Power Adapter
Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer and measure the output
voltage at the plug of the power adapter cable. See the following figure
Pin 1: +19 to +20.5V
Pin 2: 0V, Ground
1. If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adapter.
2. If the voltage is within the range, do the following:
Replace the System board.
If the problem is not corrected, see “Undetermined Problems”.
If the voltage is not correct, go to the next step.
Note: An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate
a defect.
3. If the power problem occurs only when the port replicator is used, replace
the port replicator.
4. If the power-on indicator does not light up, check the power cord of the
power adapter for correct continuity and installation.
5. If the operational charge does not work, see “Check the Battery Pack”.
Check the Battery Pack
To check the battery pack, do the following:
1. Power off the computer.
2. Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery
terminals 2(+) and 7(ground). See the following figure
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3. If the voltage is still less than 8.0 Vdc after recharging, replace the battery.
To check the battery charge operation, use a discharged battery pack or a
battery pack that has less than 50% of the total power remaining when
installed in the computer.
If the battery status indicator does not light up, remove the battery pack and
let it return to room temperature. Reinstall the battery pack.
If the charge indicator still does not light up, replace the battery pack. If the
charge indicator still does not light up, replace the DC/DC charger board.
Touchpad Check
If the touchpad doesn’t work, do the following actions one at a time to correct
the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:
1. Reconnect the touchpad cables.
2. Replace the touchpad cables.
3. Replace the touchpad.
After you use the touchpad, the pointer drifts on the screen for a short time.
This self-acting pointer movement can occur when a slight, steady pressure
is applied to the touchpad pointer. This symptom is not a hardware problem.
No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short
period of time.
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Error Symptom-to-FRU Index
The symptom-to-FRU index lists the symptoms and errors 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 92.
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.
Error Messages List
Error Messages
Failure Fixed Disk
Action in Sequence
Reconnect hard disk drive connector.
“Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
Hard disk drive
System board
Stuck Key
“Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check”.
Keyboard error
“Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check”.
Keyboard Controller Failed
“Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” .
Keyboard locked - Unlock
key switch
Unlock external keyboard.
Monitor type does not
match CMOS - Run Setup
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
Shadow RAM Failed at
offset: nnnn
BIOS ROM
System RAM Failed at
offset: nnnn
DIMM
Extended RAM Failed at
offset:nnnn
DIMM
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System board
System board
System board
Troubleshooting
Error Messages List
Error Messages
Action in Sequence
System battery is dead Replace and run Setup
Replace RTC battery and Run BIOS Setup Utility
to reconfigure system time, then reboot system.
System CMOS checksum
bad - Default configuration
used
RTC battery
System timer error
RTC battery
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system
time, then reboot system.
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system
time, then reboot system.
System board
Real time clock error
RTC battery
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system
time, then reboot system.
System board
Previous boot incomplete Default configuration used
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
RTC battery
System board
Memory size found by
POST differed from CMOS
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
DIMM
System board
Diskette drive A error
Check that the drive is defined with the proper
diskette type in BIOS Setup Utility.
Diskette Drive Check.
Incorrect Drive A type - run
SETUP
Check that the drive is defined with the proper
diskette type in BIOS Setup Utility.
Diskette Drive Check.
System cache error - Cache
disabled
CPU board
CPU ID:
CPU board
System board
System board
DMA Test Failed
DIMM
CPU board
System board
Software NMI Failed
DIMM
CPU board
System board
Fail-Safe Timer NMI Failed
DIMM
CPU board
System board
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Error Messages List
Error Messages
Device Address Conflict
Action in Sequence
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
RTC battery
System board
Allocation Error for: device
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
RTC battery
System board
Failing Bits: nnnn
DIMM
BIOS ROM
System board
Fixed Disk n
None
Invalid System
Configuration Data
BIOS ROM
I/O device IRQ conflict
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
System board
RTC battery
System board
Operating system not found
Enter Setup and see if fixed disk and drive A: are
properly identified.
Diskette drive
Hard disk drive
System board
No-Beep Symptoms
Symptom / Error
No beep, power-on
indicator turns off and LCD
is blank.
Action in Sequence
Power source (battery pack and power adapter).
Power System Check.
Ensure every connector is connected tight and
correct.
Reconnect the DIMM.
CPU board.
DC-DC/charger board.
System board.
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No-Beep Symptoms
Symptom / Error
No beep, power-on
indicator turns on and LCD
is blank.
Action in Sequence
Power source (battery pack and power adapter).
Power System Check.
Reconnect the LCD connectors
DC-DC/charger board
CPU board.
Hard disk drive
LCD inverter ID
LCD FPC cable
Inverter
LCD
System board
No beep, power-on
indicator turns on and LCD
is blank. But you can see
POST on an external CRT.
Reconnect the LCD connectors.
LCD inverter ID
LCD FPC cable
LCD inverter
LCD
System board
No beep, power-on
indicator turns on and a
blinking cursor shown on
LCD during POST.
Ensure every connector is connected tightly and
correctly.
No beep during POST but
system runs correctly.
Speaker
System board
System board
LCD-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
LCD backlight doesn't work
Enter BIOS Utility to execute “Load Setup Default
Settings”, then reboot system.
LCD is too dark
LCD brightness cannot be
adjusted
LCD contrast cannot be
adjusted
Reconnect the LCD connectors.
Keyboard (if contrast and brightness function key
doesn't work).
LCD inverter ID
LCD FPC cable
LCD inverter
LCD
System board
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LCD-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
Unreadable LCD screen
Reconnect the LCD connectors.
Missing pels in characters
LCD inverter ID
Abnormal screen
LCD FPC Cable
Wrong color displayed
LCD inverter
LCD
System board
LCD has extra horizontal or
vertical lines displayed.
LCD inverter ID
LCD inverter
LCD FPC Cable
LCD
System board
Indicator-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Indicator incorrectly remains
off or on, but system runs
correctly.
Action in Sequence
Reconnect the LED board
LED board
System board
Power-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Power shuts down during
operation.
Action in Sequence
Power source (battery pack and power adapter).
Power System Check.
Battery pack
Power adapter
DC-DC/charger board
Audio-I/O & battery connection board
System board
The system doesn’t poweron.
Power source (battery pack and power adapter).
Power System Check.
Battery pack
Power adapter
DC/DC & Charge boar
Audio-I/O & battery connection board
System board
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Troubleshooting
Power-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
The system doesn’t poweroff.
Action in Sequence
Power source (battery pack and power adapter).
Power System Check
Hold and press the power switch for more than 4
seconds.
Charger board
System board
Battery can’t be charged.
Power System Check
Battery pack
DC-DC/charger board
System board
PCMCIA-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
System cannot detect the
PC Card (PCMCIA)
PCMCIA slot assembly
PCMCIA slot pin is
damaged
PCMCIA slot assembly
System board
Memory-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Memory count (size)
appears different from
actual size.
Action in Sequence
Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Default
Settings, then reboot system.
DIMM
System board
Speaker-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
In DOS or Windows,
multimedia programs, no
sound comes from the
computer.
Press Fn-F8, Speaker ON/OFF control.
Internal speakers make
noise or emit no sound.
Press Fn-F8, Speaker ON/OFF control.
Audio driver
Speaker
System board
Speaker
System board
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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
System board
Check with Sleep Manager.
The system doesn't enter
hibernation mode and four
short beeps every minute.
Hibernation Mode
Press Fn+F4 and see if the computer enters
hibernation mode.
Touchpad
Keyboard
Hard disk connection board
Hard disk drive
System board
The system doesn’t enter
standby mode after closing
the LCD.
Standby Mode
The system doesn't resume
from hibernation mode.
Hybernation Mode
LCD cover switch
System board
Hard disk connection board
Hard disk drive
System board
The system doesn't resume
from standby mode after
opening the LCD.
Standby Mode
Battery fuel gauge in
Windows doesn’t go higher
than 90%.
Remove battery pack and let it cool for 2 hours.
LCD cover switch
System board
Refresh battery (continue to use battery until
power off, then charge battery).
Battery pack
Charger board
System board
System hangs intermittently.
Set Thermal Sensor Threshold.
Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM drives.
Hard disk connection board
System 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 Default
Settings”, then reboot system.
External display does not
work correctly.
Press Fn+F5, LCD/CRT/Both display switching
Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM/diskette drives.
Running PQA Diagnostics Program.
System board
USB does not work
correctly.
System Diagnostics Diskette.
Print problems
Ensure the “Parallel Port” in the “Onboard
Devices Configuration” of BIOS Setup Utility is set
to Enabled.
System board
Onboard Devices Configuration
Run printer self-test.
Printer driver
Printer cable
Printer
System Board
Serial or parallel port device
problems
Ensure the “Serial Port” in the Devices
Configuration” of BIOS Setup Utility is set to
Enabled.
Device driver
Device cable
Device
System board
Keyboard/Touchpad-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Keyboard (one or more
keys) does not work.
Action in Sequence
Reconnect the keyboard cable
Keyboard
System board
Touchpad does not work.
Reconnect touchpad cable
Touchpad board
System board
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Modem-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Internal modem does not
work correctly.
Action in Sequence
System Diagnostics Diskette
Modem phone jack
Modem board
System board
Note: If you cannot find a symptom or an error in this list and the
problem remains.
Intermittent Problems
Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons
that have nothing to do with a hardware defect, such as: cosmic radiation,
electrostatic discharge, or software errors. FRU replacement should be
considered only when a recurring problem exists.
When analyzing an intermittent problem, do the following:
1. Run the advanced diagnostic test for the system board in loop mode at
least 10 times.
2. If no error is detected, do not replace any FRU.
3. If any error is detected, replace the FRU. Rerun the test to verify that
there are no more errors.
Undetermined Problems
The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed,
which installed devices are incorrect, whether a short circuit is suspected, or
whether the system is inoperative.
Follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate a nondefective 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.
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:
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Non-Acer devices
Devices attached to the port replicator
Troubleshooting
Printer, mouse, and other external devices
Battery pack
Hard disk drive
DIMM
CD-ROM
Diskette drive
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 each following FRU one at a time. Do not
replace a non-defective FRU:
System board
LCD assembly
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94
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
Jumper and Connector Information
Top View
CN2
CRT Connector
CN18
VCD/DVD Connector
CN3
PS/2 Port
CN19
HDD Connector
CN4
Parallel Port
CN20
TouchPad Connector
CN5
Serial Port
CN21
Internal Keyboard Connector
CN6
USB Port
U17
PCMCIA Connector
CN7
Port Replicator
CNE1
TV S-port Connector
(Reserved)
CN9
LCD Cover Switch Conn.
CNE2
FIR Connector
CN10
Internal Mic Connector
BT1
RTC Battery
CN11
LED Board Connector
JK1
AC Adapter Connector
CN12
LCD Connector
SW1
CPU Speed Switch
(Reserved)
CN13
Power Push Switch
SW2
CPU Core Voltage SW
(Reserved)
CN14
Golden Finger for Debug
Board
SW3
Internal Keyboard type SW
CN16
Fan Connector
SW4
OEM Logo SW
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CN17
FDD Connector
SW3 Settings
SW3
Switch 3:1
Setting
OFF,OFF,OFF: US keyboard
OFF,OFF,ON: European keyboard
OFF,ON,OFF: Japanese keyboard
ON,OFF,OFF: US International keyboard
Switch 4
ON: Bypass password
OFF: Check password
SW4 Settings
SW2
Switch 2:1
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Setting
OFF, OFF: Acer
Jumper and Connector Information
Bottom View
Chapter 5
CN22
Modem Socket
CN23
Charger Connector
CN24
Audio / Battery Connector
DM1
DIMM Socket 1
DM2
DIMM Socket 2
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98
Jumper and Connector Information
Chapter 6
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing and exploded
view diagram in global configurations of TravelMate 510. Refer to this
chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return
Merchandise Authorization).
Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that should check the most upto-date information available on your regional web or channel. If, for
whatever reason 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 codes to those given
in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the local FRU list
provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and
service of customer machines.
Important: To scrap or to return defective parts, you should follow the
local government ordinance or regulations on how to dispose of
them properly, or follow the rules set by your regional Acer office
on how to return them.
Important: The Recovery CD listed in the FRU table below cannot be
sold except the predefined conditions are sustained. Contact your
regional offices or the responsible personnel/channel to provide
you with further detailed rules.
Note: In the FRU table below, the number in the column named “No.”
indicates the location shown on Exploded Diagram on page 115
while the “NS” indicates “Not Shown” on it.
FRU List (P/N: 91.45CXX.XXX)
Picture
No.
Part name
Description
Part No.
CD-ROM & FDD
NS
47
Chapter 6
CD-ROM &
FDD Module
ASSY
CD-ROM
CD-ROM
TEAC/CD224E-A93 24X
6M.45C01.001
CD-ROM &
FDD Module
56.10061.141
99
FRU List (P/N: 91.45CXX.XXX)
Picture
No.
Description
Part No.
NS
FDD
FDD W/500
BZL MITS/
D353F3X
56.01051.371
NS
FDD Cable
C.A FPC FDD
AN500
50.45B07.002
NS
CD-ROM
Cable
C.A FPC
50.45C02.001
CD-ROM/
FDD Bracket
ASSY BRKT
CD-FDD
BRKT AN500
NS
100
Part name
CD-ROM
AN500
60.45C02.001
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
FRU List (P/N: 91.45CXX.XXX)
Picture
No.
Part name
Description
Part No.
DIMM
Chapter 6
NS
DIMM 32MB
SDRAM NEC
SO-DIMM
253409-10
32MB (NEC)
V.B
72.25349.A0N
NS
DIMM 32MB
SDRAM
Mitsubishi
SDIMM 32M
M5M4V64S04
BTP-8L
72.54644.B0N
NS
DIMM 32MB
SDRAM
Samsung
DIMM KMM
466S424CTF0 32M
72.46424.B0E
NS
DIMM 64MB
SDRAM
Mitsubishi
SDIMM 64M
M5M4V64S40
BTP-8L
72.54644.C0N
NS
DIMM 64MB
SDRAM
Micron
SDIMM 64M
MT8LSOT864
HG-662B3
72.08864.C0N
NS
DIMM 64MB
SDRAM
Samsung
SDIMM 64M
KMM466S824
C T2F10
72.46824.A0N
NS
DIMM 128MB
SDRAM
Samsung
SO-DIMM
128M
KMM466S172
3T2-F10
72.46172.00N
101
FRU List (P/N: 91.45CXX.XXX)
Picture
No.
Part name
Description
Part No.
HDD
NS
HDD Module
4GB IBM
IBM/
DKLA24320
HDD
MODULE
TM500
6M.45B05.031
NS
HDD Module
6GB IBM
ASSY HDD
MODULE 6GB
IBM
6M.45C02.001
24
HDD 4GB
IBM
4.3G IBM/
DKLA24320
56.02834.102
NS
HDD 6GB
IBM
HDD 2.5
6480GB IBM/
DADA26480
56.02A04.002
22
HDD
connector
500 HDD
TRANSPORT
BOARD 2L
55.45B03.001
NS
HDD bracket
pack
L/R HDD
BRACKET
6M.45B06.001
NS
Keyboard
NSK-84A52
91.78S07.052
Keyboard
102
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
FRU List (P/N: 91.45CXX.XXX)
Picture
No.
Part name
Description
Part No.
LCD
NS
NS
LCD Module
12.1" DSTN
(IBM)
MODULE 12.1“
ASSY LCD
LCD 12.1"
DSTN
LCD 12.1
DSTN
6M.45C03.001
56.0743B.001
LM121SS1T53
BLACK
NS
Inverter
INVERTER
T62.121.C.00
510
19.21030.461
NS
Microphone
assemble
ASSY
6M.45B10.001
MICROPHONE
MODULE
Chapter 6
NS
LED cable
W.A 10P/10P
120MM LED
AN500
50.45B11.001
NS
LED board
EXTENSA
700 LED
BOARD
55.47A03.001
NS
LCD FPC
DSTN
ASSY LCD
FPC 12.1
DSTN 700
60.47A07.072
103
FRU List (P/N: 91.45CXX.XXX)
Picture
No.
Part name
Description
Part No.
NS
LCD panel
DSTN
ASSY LCD
PNL IBM 12.1"
DSTN 700
60.47A08.031
NS
LCD bezel
ASSY LCD
BZL 12.1"
AN500
60.45B15.011
NS
Hinge Pack
HINGE PACK
(IBM)
6K.45C01.011
NS
LCD Module
12.1” TFT
(HIT)
ASSY LCD
MODULE
12.1"
6M.45C03.011
NS
12.1"
LCD 12.1 TFT
SANYO/
TM121SV02L
01
56.0745C.001
LCD TFT
NS
Inverter
INVERTER
T62.121.C.00
510
19.21030.461
NS
Microphone &
Rubber
ASSY
6M.45B10.001
MICROPHONE
MODULE
104
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
FRU List (P/N: 91.45CXX.XXX)
Picture
Chapter 6
No.
Part name
Description
Part No.
NS
LED cable
W.A 10P/10P
120MM LED
AN500
50.45B11.001
NS
LED board
EXTENSA
700 LED
BOARD
55.47A03.001
NS
LCD FPC TFT
C.A COAX
SANYO
12.1TFT 500/
510
50.45B13.001
NS
LCD panel
DSTN
ASSY LCD
PNL (HIT12.1"
DSTN)700
60.47A08.031
NS
LCD bezel
ASSY LCD
BZL 12.1"
AN500
60.45B15.011
NS
Hinge Pack
HINGE PACK
(HIT)
6K.45C01.011
105
FRU List (P/N: 91.45CXX.XXX)
Picture
106
No.
Part name
Description
Part No.
NS
LCD Module
13.3"
ASSY LCD
MODULE
(13.3)
6M.45C03.021
NS
LCD TFT
LCD
TX34D62VC1
CAC 13.3 TFT
XGA
56.0747A.001
NS
Inverter
INVERTER
T62.122.C.00
510
19.21030.471
NS
Microphone &
Rubber
ASSY
MICROPHONE
MODULE
6M.45B10.001
NS
LED cable
(13.3")
W.A 10P/10P
120 MM LED
AN500
50.45B11.001
NS
LED board
EXTENSA
700 LED
BOARD
55.47A03.001
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
FRU List (P/N: 91.45CXX.XXX)
Picture
No.
Part name
Description
Part No.
NS
LCD FPC TFT
ASSY LCD
FPC 13.3TFT
700
60.47A07.093
NS
LCD panel
TFT
ASSY LCD
PNL
(HIT13.3"TFT)
700
60.47A08.004
NS
LCD bezel
ASSY LCD
BEZEL(13.3")
700
60.47A09.002
NS
Hinge Pack
HINGE PACK
(HIT)
6K.45C01.011
NS
LVDS board
(13.3") only
EXTENSA
700 LVDS
BOARD
55.47A05.001
Mainboard
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107
FRU List (P/N: 91.45CXX.XXX)
Picture
No.
Part name
Description
Mainboard
510 Celeron
300
TM510 MAIN
BOARD
CELERON300
55.45C01.001
Mainboard
510 Celeron
333
TM510 MAIN
BOARD
CELERON333
55.45C01.011
Mainboard
510 Dixon
300
TM510 MAIN
BOARD
DIXON-300
55.45C01.021
Mainboard
510 Dixon
333
TM510 MAIN
BOARD
DIXON-333
55.45C01.031
Mainboard
510 Dixon
366
TM510 MAIN
BOARD
DIXON-366
55.45C01.041
15
Battery door
DOOR
BATTERY PC
AN500
42.45B04.001
NS
DIMM cover
CVR DIMM AL
050 AN500
34.45B03.002
NS
Modem Cover
CVR MODEM
AL AN500
34.45B04.002
NS
Speaker net
pack
L/R SPEAKER
NET
6M.45B14.001
21
Part No.
Mechanical Parts
108
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
FRU List (P/N: 91.45CXX.XXX)
Picture
Chapter 6
No.
Part name
Description
Part No.
30
Heat sink
Upper
ASSY UP
HSINK AN510
60.45C01.001
NS
Hinge Cover
Pack
HINGE
COVER PACK
6M.45B08.001
13
Middle cover
(Long)
CVR MIDDLE
(1) PC 050
AN500
42.45B01.001
14
Middle cover
(Short)
CVR
MIDDLE(2)
42.45B02.002
NS
Modem
connector
bracket
BRKT RJ-45
SUS AN510
33.45C02.001
NS
Modem
connector
W.A JACK6P/
3P 80MM
AN500
50.45B04.001
109
FRU List (P/N: 91.45CXX.XXX)
Picture
110
No.
Part name
Description
Part No.
31
Lower case
ASSY L CASE
AN510
60.45C03.001
25
Touchpad
TOUCHPAD
SYNAPTICS/
TM4-220
56.1748A.001
NS
Touchpad/
CD-ROM
control board
module
TOUCHPAD/
CD-ROM
CONTROL
BDTM500
6M.45B15.001
NS
Touchpad
FPC
C.A FPC
TOUCH PAD
AN500
50.45B05.002
NS
CD-ROM
control board
500 CD-ROM
CONTROL
BOARD
55.45B05.001
NS
TOUCHPAD
BRACKET
ASSY T-P
BRK AN500
60.45B09.005
NS
Power switch
cable
W.A CVR SW/
2P 45MM
AN700
50.47A10.001
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
FRU List (P/N: 91.45CXX.XXX)
Picture
No.
Part name
Description
Part No.
NS
IR cable
W.A 6/6P IR
35MM AN510
50.43C03.001
27
Upper case
module
ASSY UP
CASE AN510
60.45C04.001
52
Fan Bracket
BRKT FAN
SECC AN510
33.45C06.001
32
CPU EMI
Bracket
ASSY CPU
BRKT EMI
HAMMER3
33.45C08.001
NS
Adapter
ADT 90-270V
ADP-60JB V.A
720
25.10064.031
NS
Adapter
ADT 60W PA1600-19 720
25.10068.031
NS
Battery Pack
ASSY BTY
PACK BTP2231 510
60.45C07.001
Power
Chapter 6
111
FRU List (P/N: 91.45CXX.XXX)
Picture
No.
Part name
Description
Part No.
NS
Power core
U.S.
CORD SPT2#18*2C
7A125V1830
MM
27.01618.001
1
DC-DC
charger
DCCHARGER
T62.120.C.00
V.2A
19.21030.671
20
Modem board
AMBIT
MODEM 56K
AMBIT/
J07.017.C.00
54.09011.211
23
BTY/Audio
board
510 AUDIO
BOARD
55.45C02.001
50
IR board
510 IR
BOARD
55.45C03.001
NS
RTC battery
BTY LI 3V
CR1220
36MAH
23.20004.091
NS
PCMCIA Slot
SKT PCMCIA
C-97-25846001
62.10024.041
51
FAN
FAN 30*30*10
UDQFFMH01
H BT2
23.10033.031
PCB
Others
112
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
FRU List (P/N: 91.45CXX.XXX)
Picture
No.
Part name
Description
Part No.
NS
Speaker pack
ASSY
SPEAKER
PACK TM500
6M.45B13.001
41
Screw
SCRW WCH
FLT M2*L4 BZN
86.9A322.4R0
38
Screw
SCRW MACH
PAN M2*14L
NI
86.1A522.140
39
Screw
SCRW MACH
PAN M2.5*6L
NI
86.1A523.6R0
49
Screw
SCREW
MATH
WAFER
M2*3L NI
86.9A522.3R0
NS
Screw
SCRW
WAFER NYLO
M2.5*6L B-ZN
86.9A353.6R0
NS
Screw
SCRW MACH
PAN M2*4L CZN
86.9A522.4R0
NS
Screw
SCREW
M3*5L 700
86.9A524.5R0
NS
Screw
SCREW
M2.5X4L
(NI)700
86.9A553.4R0
37
Screw
SCR
M2.5*13.5L B/
ZN NYLOK
700
86.1A353.135
45
Screw
SCRW PAN
BLACK ZN
M2.5*L16
86.1A353.160
46
Screw
SCREW
MECH PAN
M2.5*4L NI
86.1A523.4R0
Miscellaneous Parts
Chapter 6
113
FRU List (P/N: 91.45CXX.XXX)
Picture
114
No.
Part name
Description
Part No.
NS
Lcd screw
caps (upper)
CSN RUBBER
LCD SNI 350
47.49A02.011
NS
Base grip
FOOT PU
BLACK 350P
47.45001.001
NS
LCD screw
caps(lower)
MYLAR FOR
HINGE PC
390
40.43A01.081
NS
CD-ROM
player button
KNOB CD
POWER PC
050 AN500
42.45B05.002
NS
LCD latch
LATCH LCD
700
42.47A01.002
NS
LCD latch
spring
SPRING EJKNOB
SWP300
34.47604.001
NS
CD-ROM
mylar
MYLAR CDROM AN500
40.45B06.001
NS
FDD mylar
MYLAR 2 FDD
AN500
40.45B16.002
NS
CD-ROM
bracket mylar
MYLAR 1 CDROM BRKT
AN500
40.45B18.001
NS
CD-ROM &
FDD insulant
mylar
MYLAR
INSULAT SHT
CD FDD
VEGA
40.45B40.001
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Exploded Diagram
Chapter 6
115
116
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
Appendix A
Model Number and Configurations
Model Number Definitions
Model
Number
LCD
CPU
510DX
12.1”
DSTN
HPA
Mobile
Pentium II
Processor
-Celeron300 MHz
32MB
4.3GB
24x
Li-Ion
510T
12.1”
TFT
Mobile
Pentium II
Processor
-Celeron300 MHz
32MB
4.3GB
24x
Li-Ion
510TE
13.3”
TFT
Mobile
Pentium II
Processor
-Celeron300 MHz
64MB
4.3GB
24x
Li-Ion
510TEV
13.3”
TFT
Mobile
Pentium II
Processor
-Celeron300 MHz
64MB
4.3GB
2X
DVD
Li-Ion
511DX
12.1”
HPA
Mobile
Pentium II
Processor
-Celeron333 MHz
32MB
4.3GB
24x
Li-Ion
511T
12.1”
TFT
Mobile
Pentium II
Processor
-Celeron333 MHz
32MB
4.3GB
24x
Li-Ion
510TE
13.3”
TFT
Mobile
Pentium II
Processor
-Celeron333 MHz
64MB
4.3GB
24x
Li-Ion
Appendix A
Memory
HDD
CD
Battery
117
Model Number Definitions
Model
Number
510TEV
118
LCD
CPU
13.3”
TFT
Mobile
Pentium II
Processor
-Celeron333 MHz
Memory
64MB
HDD
CD
4.3GB
2X
DVD
Battery
Li-Ion
Model Number and Configurations
Appendix B
Test Compatible Components List
This computer’s compatibility is tested and verified by Acer’s internal testing
department. All of its system functions are tested under Windows 95 (OSR2),
Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0 environments. In addition to these tests,
the Year 2000 support capability has been verified too.
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 510 Compatibility Test Report
released by the Acer Mobile System Testing Department.
Test Compatible PCMCIA SCSI Card
Vender
Adapter Name
Win 98
Win 95
Win NT
(OSR2)
Apaptec
SlimSCSI APA-1460AB
PASS
PASS
PASS
Apaptec
SlimSCSI APA-1480A
PASS
PASS
---
NewMedia
BUS Toaster PCMCIA to
SCSI
PASS
PASS
PASS
Win 95
Win NT
Test Compatible PCMCIA CD-ROM
Vender
Adapter Name
Win 98
(OSR2)
IBM
Portable 20x Speed CDROM Drive w/ SOUND
(JP)
PASS
PASS
PASS
Panasonic
20x Portable CD-ROM
Player
PASS
PASS
PASS
Win 95
Win NT
Test Compatible PCMCIA ATA
Vender
Adapter Name
Win 98
(OSR2)
EPSON
Flash Packer 6 MB
PASS
PASS
---
Win 95
Win NT
Test Compatible PCMCIA ZV(MM)
Vender
Adapter Name
Win 98
(OSR2)
FujiFilm
Appendix B
Video Capture Card
RI7002
PASS
PASS
---
119
Test Compatible NETWORK Ethernet LAN Adapter
LAN
Win 98
Win 95
Win NT
(OSR2)
OEM Ethernet/10baseT/100baseT
3Com
EtherLink III
PASS
PASS
PASS
3Com
10/100 16 bits Fast
EtherLink
PASS
PASS
PASS
TDK
Ethernet PC card Lan
Adapte
PASS
PASS
PASS
Xircom
Credit card Ethernet
Apapter
PASS
PASS
PASS
Xircom
CreditCard Apapter IIps
PASS
PASS
PASS
TokenLink III16/4
PASS
PASS
PASS
PASS
PASS
PASS
TokenRing
3Com
IBM Ethernet/10baseT/100baseT
IBM
EtherJet PC card
TokenRing
IBM
Token-ring 16/4 Adapter II
PASS
PASS
PASS
IBM
Turbo 16/4 TokenRing PC
card
PASS
PASS
PASS
Win 95
Win NT
Test Compatible NETWORK CardBus Card
CardBus
Win 98
(OSR2)
OEM
3Com
Fast EtherLink XL
cardbus
PASS
PASS
PASS
Intel
EtherExpress PRO/100
Mobile Adapter
PASS
PASS
PASS
Toshiba
CardBus LAN Card
100Base-TX
PASS
___
PASS
Xircom
CardBus Ethernet 10/100
PASS
PASS
PASS
Test Compatible NETWORK Ethernet+Modem COMBO Card
MultiFunction
card
3Com
120
Win 98
Win 95
Win NT
(OSR2)
Ethernet III LAN+33.6
Modem Global PC Card
Combo
PASS
PASS
PASS
Test Compatible Components List
3Com
10/100 Fast EtherLink
Lan + 56K
PASS
PASS
PASS
Dlink
Winconnect 33.6 Lan/Fax
modem Combo
PASS
PASS
PASS
Megahertz
PC Card 33.6 EthenetModem with XJACK
PASS
PASS
PASS
Xircom
CreditCard
Ethernet+Modem 33.6
PASS
PASS
PASS
Win 95
Win NT
Test Compatible NETWORK OTHER Card
Other
Win 98
(OSR2)
Adapter
Xircom
Pocket Ethernet III
PASS
PASS
PASS
Win 95
Win NT
Test Compatible MODEM Card
Modem Card
Win 98
(up to 28.8 K)
(OSR2)
LASAT
Credit 288 DK, 144/288
FAX-Modem
PASS
PASS
PASS
TDK
V34 28.8/14.4 Data/Fax
PCMCIA
PASS
PASS
PASS
USR
Sportster 28.8 PC card
Fax/Modem
PASS
PASS
PASS
Xircom
PCMCIA Fax/
Modem28.8m
PASS
PASS
PASS
Win 95
Win NT
Modem Card
Win 98
(up to 33.6 K)
(OSR2)
DLink
Winconnect 33.6 Fax
modem
PASS
PASS
PASS
Hayes
Optima 336 V34+Fax for
PCMCIA W/EZjack
PASS
PASS
PASS
IBM
PCMCIA Data/Fax
Modem International
33.6/14.4
PASS
PASS
PASS
Appendix B
121
Modem Card
Win 98
(up to 56 K)
Win 95
Win NT
(OSR2)
Pretec
Modem 56K
PASS
PASS
PASS
TDK
K56Kflex Data/Fax
Modem
PASS
PASS
PASS
USR
Megahertz 56K modem
PASS
PASS
PASS
IBM
56K Double Jack Modem
PASS
PASS
PASS
Win 98
Win 95
Win NT
ISDN
(OSR2)
IBM
ISDN Internet PC card
PASS
PASS
---
Win 95
Win NT
Test Compatible HDD
Vender
Adapter Name
Win 98
(OSR2)
Hitachi
DK238A-43
PASS
PASS
PASS
Hitachi
DK239A-65
PASS
PASS
PASS
IBM
DKLA-24320
PASS
PASS
PASS
IBM
DADA-26480
PASS
PASS
PASS
Win 95
Win NT
Test Compatible Keyboard
Vender
Adapter Name
Win 98
(OSR2)
IO-KBD
IBM
104key Keyboard Black
PASS
PASS
PASS
Acer
101 keyborad
PASS
PASS
PASS
Microsoft
Natural Keyboard
PASS
PASS
PASS
Win 95
Win NT
Test Compatible Mouse
Vender
Adapter Name
Win 98
(OSR2)
IO-Mouse
IBM
PS/2 Mini Mouse II
PASS
PASS
PASS
Logitech
PS Style mouse
PASS
PASS
PASS
Microsoft
Serial Mouse
PASS
PASS
PASS
Microsoft
IntelliMouse USB
PASS
PASS
PASS
122
Test Compatible Components List
Test Compatible Printers
Vender
Adapter Name
Win 98
Win 95
Win NT
(OSR2)
IO-Parallel
(Printer
IBM
Network Printer 17
PASS
PASS
PASS
HP
DeskJet 890C
PASS
PASS
PASS
HP
LaserJet 5MP
PASS
PASS
PASS
HP
LaserJet 6MP
PASS
PASS
PASS
Win 95
Win NT
Test Compatible Monitor
Vender
Adapter Name
Win 98
(OSR2)
IO-Display
IBM
G42
PASS
PASS
PASS
IBM
G72
PASS
PASS
PASS
IBM
P70
PASS
PASS
PASS
IBM
9514-B04 TFT monitor
PASS
PASS
PASS
Acer
AcerView 76i
PASS
PASS
PASS
Acer
AcerView 98i
PASS
PASS
PASS
Compaq
Color monitor V70
PASS
PASS
PASS
NEC
20” color Monitor
PASS
PASS
PASS
Win 95
Win NT
Test Compatible Projector
Vender
Adapter Name
Win 98
(OSR2)
IO-Projector
Mitsubishi
LVP-X100A
PASS
PASS
PASS
Win 95
Win NT
Test Compatible Adapter
Vender
Adapter Name
Win 98
(OSR2)
IO-Adapter
HP
Appendix B
Colorado Parallel Tape
Back-up
PASS
PASS
---
123
124
Test Compatible Components List
Appendix C
Online Support Information
This appendix 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, Regional
Offices and Regional Groups 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.
You can find information on all of Acer's Notebook, Desktop and Server
models including:
Service guides for all models
User's manuals
Training materials
BIOS updates
Software utilities
Also contained on this website is
Detailed information on Acer's International Traveler's Warranty (ITW)
An overview of all the support services we offer, accompanied by a list of
telephone, fax and e-mail contacts for all of your technical queries.
Here is the Acer headquarters' Customer Service Division Internet address
for your support information:
http://csd.acer.com.tw
If you have any suggestions or comments, please do not hesitate to
communicate these to TerryMasi@acer.com.tw, or fax to (886) 2 86911799.
Appendix C
125
126
Online Support Information
Index
A
C
Advanced Power Management 29
Cache Memory 17
AFlash Utility 42
caps lock 5
on indicator 4
APM. See Advanced Power Management
CD-ROM 21
ASP 125
computer
Audio 19
features 1
on indicator 4
Connectivity 1
B
Connector Types 52
Basic Operation 4
contrast
Indicators 4
Basic System Configuration 33
hot keys 9
CPU 32
Battery Pack 22
battery pack
charging indicator 4
BIOS 16
BIOS Setup Utility 31
BIOS Utility 31–41
D
date
setting in BIOS Utility 33
DC-DC/Charger Board 22
Basic System Settings menu 33
DIMM Combinations 16
entering 31
Disassembling the LCD 61
Load Default Settings menu 41
navigating 31
Onboard Devices Configuration
menu 35, 36
Power Management menu 40
Disassembling the Lower Case 68
Disassembly Procedure Flowchart
53
Diskette Drive 20
Startup Configuration menu 34
Display 2
System Security menu 37
display 2
brightness
hot keys 9
Index
hot keys 9
performance 2
127
setting boot device in BIOS Utility 34
I
DMA Channel Assignment 14
I/O Address Map 14
Dural Display 2
Intermittent Problems 92
Interrupt Channel Assignment 13
E
ECP 36
K
emoving the LCD Module 59
Keyboard 20
Hot Keys 8
Error Messages List 84
Special Keys 5
Error Symptom-to-FRU Index 84
The Euro Symbol 7
Ethernet+Modem COMBO Card 120
Expansion 2
Keyboard Ergonomics 10
L
F
FRU 99
LCD 23
LCD Inverter 23
H
M
Hard Disk Drive 20
Hardware Configuration and Specification 13
media access
on indicator 4
Hibernation Mode 27
Memory Address Map 13
Hibernation mode 27–28
Model Number Definitions 117
conditions 27
Modem 19
entering 27
Multimedia 1
hot key 9
resuming from 28
Human-centric Design and Ergonomics 1
N
Notebook Manager
hot key 8
num lock 5
on indicator 4
128
Index
O
Removing the Touchpad 66
Removing the Upper Case 65
Online Support Information 125
S
P
Serial Port 18
Parallel Port 18
serial port
parallel port
setting in BIOS Utility 36
setting in BIOS Utility 36
password
Setting a Password 38
Simultaneous Display 2
changing in BIOS Utility 38
removing in BIOS Utility 38
setting in BIOS Utility 38, 39
Sleep Mode (ACPI) 28
speakers
hot key 9
PCMCIA 19
Standby mode
Performance 1
??–27
entering 27
power
hot key 9
managing in BIOS Utility 40
resuming from 27
Power Adapter 24, 82
signals 27
Power Management 2, 26
status indicator 4
power management
advanced 29
Startup Configuration 34
System Check Procedures 80
Power Management Modes 26
System Information 32
power management modes
System Memory 16
Hibernation mode 27–28
Standby mode
??–27
Processor 15
T
Test Compatible IDE Drive 122
R
Test Compatible Keyboard 122
Test Compatible Monitor 123
Removing the Battery Pack 55
Removing the DIMM 55
Removing the Hard Disk Drive 65
Removing the Keyboard 57
Removing the Modem Board 56
Index
Test Compatible Mouse 122
Test Compatible PCMCIA CardBus
Card 120
Test Compatible PCMCIA CD-ROM
119
129
Test Compatible PCMCIA Ethernet
LAN Adapter 120
TPM 125
Test Compatible PCMCIA MODEM
Card 121
U
Test Compatible PCMCIA SCSI
Card 119
Undetermined Problems 92
Test Compatible Printers 123
utility
BIOS Setup 31–41
time
setting in BIOS Utility 33
Touchpad 11
touchpad
hot key 9
using
??–12
Touchpad Basics 12
Touchpad Check 83
130
V
Video 17
Video Memory 17
Video Performance 2
Video Resolutions Modes 17
Index