Acer 630 Laptop User Manual

TravelMate 630
Service Guide
Service guide files and updates are available
on the CSD web; for more information,
please refer to http://csd.acer.com.tw
PART NO.: 91 .43U01.001
PRINTED IN TAIWAN
Revision History
Please refer to the table below for the updates made on Travelmate 630 service guide.
Date
02/23/2002
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Chapter
Chapter 1
Updates
Modify battery specifications.
02/25/2002
Chapter 5
Add PCB number
03/14/2002
Chapter 1
Correct Typo- SmartCard slot
03/19/2002
Chapter 1
Add Note for RF receiver socket
03/22/2002
Chapter 1
Delet “ One PS/2 keyboard/mouse port” in Features and
item 9 “ speaker-outputs sound in Front View, and correct
the board layout top view “ Line-out Port” and “ Line-in Port”
Copyright
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the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated.
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purpose. Any Acer Incorporated software described in this manual is sold or licensed "as is". Should the
programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and not Acer Incorporated, its distributor, or its
dealer) assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, and any incidental or consequential
damages resulting from any defect in the software.
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Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual:
IV
Screen messages
Denotes actual messages that appear
on screen.
NOTE
Gives bits and pieces of additional
information related to the current
topic.
WARNING
Alerts you to any damage that might
result from doing or not doing specific
actions.
CAUTION
Gives precautionary measures to
avoid possible hardware or software
problems.
IMPORTANT
Reminds you to do specific actions
relevant to the accomplishment of
procedures.
Preface
Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information.
1.
This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION
decided for Acer's "global" product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product
competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e.g.
add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability). These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be covered
in this generic service guide. In such cases, please contact your regional offices or the responsible
personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details.
2.
Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date information
available on your regional web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it will
not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer
office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service
Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and
service of customer machines.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
System Specifications
1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Outlook View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Left Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Right Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Bottom Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Lock Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Embedded Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Launch Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Touchpad Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Chapter 2
System Utilities
31
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Navigating the BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Main System Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Startup Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Primary Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Secondary Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
I/O Device Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
PCI IRQ Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
System Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Boot Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Exit Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
BIOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Executing Flash Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
System Utility Diskette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Read Panel ID Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Write Panel ID Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Thermal and Fan Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Main Board Data Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
System Diagnostic Diskette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
PQA System Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Audio Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
USB Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Smart Card Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Infrared Ray (IR) Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Running PQA Diagnostics Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Chapter 3
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
53
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Disassembly Procedure Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
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Table of Contents
Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Removing the External DIMM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Removing the External Modem Combo Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Removing the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Disassembling the Main Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Removing the Middle Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Removing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Removing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Removing the RTC Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Removing the MINI PCI Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Removing the CPU Heat Sink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Removing the CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Separating the Lower Case from the Upper Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Removing the TouchPad Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Removing the Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Removing the Daughter Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Removing the Main Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Removing I/O Port Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Removing the PCMCIA Socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Removing the Modem Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Disassembling the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Removing the LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Removing the LCD Hinges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Removing the LCD Latch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Removing the Inverter Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Removing the LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Removing the LCD Brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Removing the Coaxial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
System Upgrade Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Base Unit to Wireless LAN Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
77
System Check Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
External Diskette Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
External CD/DVD-ROM Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Memory Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Power System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Touchpad Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Index of Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Index of AFlash BIOS Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Index of PQA Diagnostic Error Code, Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Chapter 5
Jumper and Connector Locations
91
Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
SW2 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Chapter 6
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
95
Exploded Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
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Table of Contents
Appendix A
Model Definition and Configuration
107
Appendix B
Test Compatible Components
109
Microsoft Windows XP Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Microsoft Windows 2000 Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Appendix C
Index
Online Support Information
119
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Table of Contents
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Chapter 1
System Specifications
Features
This computer was designed with the user in mind. Here are just a few of its many features:
Performance
!
Intel® Mobile Pentium ® IV Northwood processor-M with 512 KB L2 cache and Intel® SpeedStep TM
technology support
!
64-bit memory bus
!
Memory expandable up to 1GB
!
Internal removable optical drive (removable CD or DVD drive)
!
External USB floppy drive
!
High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
!
Li-Ion main battery pack
!
Power management system with ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface)
!
Smart Card interface with pre-boot authentication systems as security feature
!
Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal-display (LCD) displaying 16-bit high color up to 1024X768
extended Graphics Array+ (XGA) resolution for 14.1” and 1400X1050 Super extended Graphics
Array+ (SXGA+) resolution for 15”.
!
3D capabilities
!
Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support
!
S-video for output to a television or display device that supports S-video input.
!
“Automatic LCD dim” feature that automatically decides the best settings for your display and
conserves power
!
Dual display capability
Display
Multimedia
!
16-bit high-fidelity AC’97 stereo audio with 3D sound and wavetable synthesizer.
!
Built-in dual speakers
!
Built-in microphone
!
High-speed optical drive (AcerMedia bay)
Connectivity
Chapter 1
!
High-speed fax/data modem port
!
Fast infrared wireless communication
!
Dual USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports
!
Ethernet/Fast Ethernet port
!
IEEE1394 port
!
Optional 802.11b wireless LAN
1
Expansion
!
One type II CardBus PC Card slot
!
One SmartCard slot
!
Upgradeable memory
!
Removable drives
!
EasyPort port replicator
Keyboard and Pointing Device
!
84-/85-key PS/2 and AT-compatible Windows keyboard
!
Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device with a 4-way scroll key function
!
One type II CardBus PC Card slot(s)
!
One RJ-45 jack for Ethernet
!
One RJ-11 phone jack for 56kbps fax/modem
!
One DC-in jack (AC adapter)
!
One parallel port (ECP/EPP compliant)
!
One external monitor port
!
One audio line-out jack
!
One microphone-in jack
!
Two USB ports
!
One port replicator connector
!
One firewire 1394 port
!
One S-video output port
!
One RF receiver socket*
!
One SmartCard reader
!
One FIR port
I/O Ports
!
One Kensington lock.
NOTE: *: RF receiver socket is for radio frequency controller, which can remote turn on/off the computer.
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Chapter 1
System Block Diagram
CLK GEN
CPU
DDR BUFFER
AGTL +
100 MHz
2M * 32BIT * 4Bank *4
CRT
LVDS
LCD
TV OUT
AGP 4x
1.5 v
66 MHz
VGA
TV ENCODER
CH7007
NVIDIA
GEFORCE2GO
100
CARDBUS
711
1GB MAX
ALI
RJ45
RJ11
PCI BUS
33MHz
PCI BUS
33MHz
MiniPCi
802.11b
DDR*2
DDR SDRAM
2.5 v 266 MHz
1671
ATA 66 / 100
1394
VT6306L
ICS 951104
Northwood-m
uFCPGA
ALI
1535
TXFM
LAN
RTL 8100BL
MDC
AC LINK
USB
PIDE HDD
Blutooth
conn
AC97
CODEC
OP AMP
CS4299
APA2020
LINE-OUT
RF CONN
SPKR*2
ISA BUS
SMART
CARD
INT MIC
MODULAR BAY
CARDBUS
ONE SLOT
CDROM (FDD)
PREAMP
KBC
Mitsubishi
M38867
FIR
MAX29f004TC
DEBUG
CONN
LINE-IN/
MIC
PRINTER
KEY BD
CONN
Chapter 1
BIOS
TouchPad
CONN
3
Board Layout
Top View
4
1
IEEE 1394
17
SW2 Setting
2
Line-in Port
18
Touch Pad Connector
3
Line-out Port
19
External CD/DVD-ROM Module Connector
4
Parallel Port
20
Speaker Connector
5
LCD Coaxial Cable Connector
21
Daughter Board Connector (on main board, under
daughter board)
6
Port Replicator
22
Speaker Connector
7
CRT Connector
23
Battery Connector
8
TV-out Port
24
Keyboard Connector
9
USB Port
25
RTC Battery Connector
10
DC-in Port
26
Cardbus/SmartCard Socket
11
LCD Cover Switch Connector
27
Cardbus connector
12
Microphone-in Port
28
USB Port
13
LED/Inverter Board Connector
29
Mini PCI Connector
14
CPU Socket
30
Golden Finger
15
FAN Connector
31
HDD Connector
16
North Bridge
Chapter 1
Bottom View
1
Modem Connector
5
DIMM socket 2
2
Modem Connector
6
RF Module Connector
3
DIMM Socket 1
7
FIR
4
Modem Board Socket
Chapter 1
5
Outlook View
A general introduction of ports allow you to connect peripheral devices, as you would with a desktop PC.
Front View
#
6
Icon
Item
Description
1
Display screen
Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), diplays
computer output.
2
Status indicators
LEDs (light-emitting diode) that turn on and off to
show the status of the computer, its functions and
components.
3
Launch Keys
Special Keys for launching internet browser, email
program and frequently used programs. See
“ Launch Keys” on page 17 for more details.
4
Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a
computer mouse.
5
Click buttons (left,
center and right)
The left and right buttons function like the left and
right mouse buttons; the center button serves as a 4
way scroll button.
6
Infrared port
Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer,
IR-aware computer).
7
Speaker
Outputs sound
8
Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands when you
use the computer.
9
Keyboard
Inputs data into your computer.
Chapter 1
Left Panel
#
Chapter 1
Icon
Item
Description
1
Hard Disk Bay
Houses the computer’s removable hard disk (secured by a
screw).
2
USB port
Connect to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse,
USB camera).
3
PC Card Eject buttons
Eject the selected PC Card from the slot.
4
PC Card slot
Accept one type III or 16-bit PC Card or 32-bit CardBus PC
Card.
5
Smart Card Eject
button
Ejects the SmartCard from the slot.
6
Battery bay
Houses the computer’s battery pack.
7
Video capture kit slot
Accepts the video capture kit option on the left side of the
computer.
8
Smart Card Slot
Slot for Smart Card interface with pre-boot authentication
systems.
7
Right Panel
#
Item
Description
1
AcerMedia drive bay
Houses a removable media drive module.
2
AcerMedia indicator
Lights up when the AcerMedia drive is active.
3
Eject button
Ejects the drive tray.
4
Emergency eject slot
Ejects the drive tray when the computer is turned off.
5
Power switch
Turns on the computer power.
6
Security keylock
Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.
NOTE: The positions of the AcerMedia indicator, eject button and emergency eject hole may differ depending
on hte optical drive module installed.
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Rear Panel
#
Icon
Item
Description
1
Power jack
Connects to an AC adapter
2
USB ports (two)
Connect to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
3
S-video port
Connects to a television or display device with Svideo input.
4
External display port
Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor,
LCD projector) and displays up to 16.7 million colors
at 1400x1050 resolution.
5
Easy Link Port/ Replicator
Port
I/O replicator for EasyPort expansion devices.
6
Parallel port
Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel printer).
7
Speaker/Headphone-out
jack
Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers,
headphones).
8
Line-in jack
Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player,
stereo walkman).
9
Modem jack
Connects to a phone line.
10
Network jack
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based network
11
IEEE 1394 Port
Connects to IEEE 1394 devices.
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Bottom Panel
#
Icon
Item
Description
1
Cooling fan
2
AcerMedia bay release latch Unlatches the AcerMedia drive for removal or swapping.
Helps keep the computer cool*.
3
AcerMedia bay
Houses an AcerMedia drive module.
4
Personal identification slot
Insert a business card or similar-sized identification card to
personalize your computer.
5
Battery release latch
Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack.
6
Battery bay
Houses the computer’s battery pack.
7
Memory compartment
Houses the computer’s main memory.
8
Hard disk bay
Houses the computer’s hard disk. (Secured by a screw)
9
Hard disk protector
Protects the hard disk from accidental bumps and vibration.
NOTE: *: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan.
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Chapter 1
Indicators
The computer has seven easy-to-read status icons on the right of the display screen.
The Power and Sleep status icons are visible even when you close the display cover so you can see the status
of the computer while the cover is closed.
#
Icon
Function
Description
1
Wireless
Communication
Lights when the Blue-Tooth/Wireless LAN
capabilities are enabled.
2
Power
Lights when the computer is on.
Blinks when a battery-low condition occurs.
Chapter 1
3
Sleep
Lights when the computer enters Standby
mode and blinks when it enters into or
resumes from hibernation mode.
4
Media Activity
Lights when the floppy drive, hard disk or
AcerMedia drive is active.
5
Battery Charge
Lights when the battery is being charged.
6
Caps Lock
Lights when Caps Lock is activated.
7
Num Lock
Lights when Num Lock is activated.
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Lock Keys
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
Lock Key
@
]
@ is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase.
When ] is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator
(Fn-F11)
(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.
[
(Fn-F12)
12
Description
When
When
[ is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or down arrow
keys respectively. [ does not work with some applications.
Chapter 1
Embedded Numeric Keypad
The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters
located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols
are not printed on the keys.
Desired Access
Number keys on embedded
keypad
Cursor-control keys on embedded
keypad
Main keyboard keys
Num Lock On
Num Lock Off
Type numbers in a normal manner.
Hold j while using cursor-control
keys.
Hold Fn while using cursor-control
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
from the internal keyboard to the external keyboard or keypad.
Chapter 1
] feature automatically shifts
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Windows Keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Key
Windows logo key
Icon
Description
Start button. Combinations with this key perform shortcut functions.
Below are a few examples:
! + Tab (Activates next taskbar button) Windows + E (Explores My
Computer)
! + F (Finds Document)
! + M (Minimizes All)
j + ! + M (Undoes Minimize All)
! + R (Displays the Run...dialog box)
Application key
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Opens a context menu (same as a right-click).
Chapter 1
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 Utility.
To activate hot keys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key in the hot key combination.
Hot Key
Icon
Function
Description
Fn-F1
Hot key help
Displays a list of the hotkeys and their functions.
Fn-F2
Setup
Accesses the notebook’s configuration utility.
Fn-F3
Power Management
Scheme Toggle
Switches the power management scheme used by the
computer (function available if supported by operating
system).
Fn-F4
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep mode, which can be
defined via the advanced section of the Power
Management Properties in the Windows Control
Panel.
Fn-F5
Display toggle
Switches display output between the display screen,
external monitor (if connected) and both the display
screen and external monitor.
Fn-F6
Screen blank
Turns the display screen backlight off to save power.
Press any key to return.
Fn-F7
Touchpad toggle
Turns the internal touchpad on and off.
When you connect an external PS/2 mouse, the
computer automatically disables the touchpad.
Fn-F8
Speaker toggle
Turns the speakers on and off; mutes the sound.
Fn-up
Volume up
Increases the speaker volume.
Fn-down
Volume down
Decreases the speaker volume.
Fn-→
Brightness up
Increases the screen brightness.
Chapter 1
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Hot Key
Fn-←
16
Icon
Function
Description
Brightness down
Decreases the screen brightness.
Chapter 1
Launch Keys
Located at the top of the keyboard are five buttons. These buttons are called launch keys. They are
designated as P1, P2, P3, Mail button and Web browser button. By default, buttons P1and P2 are users
programmable. The mail button is used to launch the mail application. The LED of the mail button will flash
when the user has received an incoming email. The P3, by default is used to launch a multimedia application
that came bundled with your system. The web browser button, by default is used to launch your internet
browser.
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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
palmrest provides optimum comfort and support.
NOTE: When using an external USB or serial mouse, you can press Fn + r to disable the touchpad. If you
are using an external PS/2 mouse, the touchpad is automatically disabled.
Touchpad Basics
The following items teach you how to use the touchpad:
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!
Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor.
!
Press the left (1) and right (3) buttons located on the edge of the touchpad to do selection and
execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse.
Tapping on the touchpad produces similar results.
!
Use the center (2) button (top and bottom) to scroll up or down a page. This button mimics your
cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications.
Chapter 1
Function
Left
Button
Right
Button
Center
Buttons
Tap
Execute
Click twice
quickly
Tap twice (at the same speed as
double-clicking a mouse button)
Select
Click once
Tap once
Drag
Click and hold,
then use finger to
drag the cursor
on the touchpad
Tap twice (at the same speed as
double-clicking a mouse button)
then hold finger to the touchpad
on the second tap and drag the
cursor
Access context
menu
Scroll
Click once
Click and hold
the up/down
button
NOTE: Keep your fingers dry and clean when using the touchpad. Also keep the touchpad dry and clean.
The touchpad is sensitive to finger movements. Hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response.
Tapping harder will not increase the touchpad’s responsiveness.
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Processor
Item
Specification
CPU type
Intel Pentium IV 1.5/1.6/1.7 GHz processor with 512KB L2 on-die Cache
CPU package
Micro-FCPGA package
CPU core voltage
1.40V/1.15V
CPU I/O voltage
1.25V
BIOS
Item
Specification
BIOS vendor
Phoenix
BIOS Version
V 4.0 R6.1
BIOS ROM type
Flash ROM
BIOS ROM size
512KB
BIOS package
32-pin TSOP
Supported protocols
ACPI 1.0b, APM 1.2, PC Card 95, SM BIOS 2.3, EPP/IEEE 1284, ECP/
IEEE 1284 1.7 & 1.9, IrDA, PCI 2.2, PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, PS/2 keyboard and
mouse, USB, VESA VGA BIOS, DDC-2B, CD-ROM bootable, Windows
keyboard Microsoft Simple Boot Flag
BIOS password control
Set by switch, see SW2(SW1) setting
Second Level Cache
Item
Specification
Cache controller
Built-in CPU
Cache size
512KB
1st level cache control
Always enabled
2st level cache control
Always enabled
Cache scheme control
Fixed in write-back
System Memory
Item
20
Specification
Memory controller
Built-in Intel Amador-M
Onboard memory size
0MB
DIMM socket number
2 sockets (2 banks)
Supports memory size per socket
512MB
Supports maximum memory size
1024MB
Supports DIMM type
Synchronous DDR
Supports DIMM Speed
266 MHz
Supports DIMM voltage
3.3V
Supports DIMM package
200-pin soDIMM
Memory module combinations
You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they
match the above specifications.
Chapter 1
Memory Combinations
Slot 1
Slot 2
Total Memory
0 MB
64 MB
64 MB
64 MB
0 MB
64 MB
0 MB
128 MB
128 MB
64 MB
64 MB
128 MB
128 MB
0 MB
128 MB
64 MB
128 MB
192 MB
128 MB
64 MB
192 MB
128 MB
128 MB
256 MB
0
256
256
256
0
256
256 MB
64 MB
320 MB
64 MB
256 MB
320 MB
256 MB
128 MB
384 MB
128 MB
256 MB
384 MB
256 MB
256 MB
512 MB
512
64
576
64
512
576
128
512
640
512
128
640
512
512
1024
Above table lists some system memory configurations. You may combine DIMMs with various capacities to
form other combinations.
LAN Interface
Item
Specification
Chipset
Realtek 8100BL
Supports LAN protocol
10/100 Mbps
LAN connector type
RJ45
LAN connector location
Rear side
Modem Interface
Item
Specification
Chipset
Ambit MDC module with Lucent modem controller
Fax modem data baud rate (bps)
14.4K
Data modem data baud rate (bps)
56K
Supports modem protocol
V.90 MDC
Modem connector type
RJ11
Modem connector location
Rear side
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Floppy Disk Drive Interface
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
Mitsumi D353G
Floppy Disk Specifications
Media recognition
2DD (720KB)
2HD (1.44MB)
Sectors/track
9
18
Tracks
80
80
Data transfer rate
(Kbit/s)
1 MB
2 MB
Rotational speed (RPM)
300
300
Read/write heads 2
2
Encoding method
MFM/FM
Power Requirement
Input Voltage (V)
+5V +/- 10%
Hard Disk Drive Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & Model Name
Toshiba MK2018GAP
20GB
IBM Travelstar 20GB
IC25N020ATCS04
IBM Travelstar 30 GB
IC25N030ATCS04
Capacity (MB)
20000
20000
30000
Bytes per sector
512
Data heads
Recording zone
16
512
512
3
4
16
16
Drive Format
Disks
2
2
2
Spindle speed (RPM)
4200RPM
4200 RPM
4200 RPM
Buffer size
2048KB
2048KB
2048KB
Interface
ATA-5
ATA-5
ATA-5
Max. media transfer rate (diskbuffer, Mbytes/s)
290
216
235
Data transfer rate (host~buffer,
Mbytes/s)
100 MB/Sec. Ultra DMA
mode-5
100 MB/Sec.
100 MB/Sec.
Ultra DMA mode-5
Ultra DMA mode-5
5V(DC)+/- 5%
5V(DC) +/- 5%
5V(DC) +/- 5%
Performance Specifications
DC Power Requirements
Voltage tolerance
DVD-ROM Interface
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
MKE SR-8176
Performance Specification
With CD Diskette
With DVD Diskette
Transfer rate (KB/sec.)
Sustained:
Sustained:
Max 3.6Mbytes/sec
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Data Buffer Capacity
512 KBytes
Interface
IDE/ATAPI
Max 10.8Mbytes/sec.
Chapter 1
DVD-ROM Interface
Item
Specification
Applicable disc format
DVD: DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-R (3.95G)
CD: CD-Audio, CD-ROM (mode 1 and mode 2), CD-ROM XA (mode 2, form 1
and form 2), CD-I (mode 2, form 1 and form 2), CD-I Ready, CD-I Bridge, CDWO, CD-RW, Photo CD, Video CD, Enhanced Music CD, CD-TEXT
Loading mechanism
Soft eject (with emergency eject hole)
Power Requirement
Input Voltage
5V(DC) +/- 5%
Audio Interface
Item
Specification
Audio Controller
Cirrus Logic CS4299-XQ
Audio onboard or optional
Built-in
Mono or Stereo
Stereo
Resolution
18 bit stereo Digital to analog converter
18 bit stereo Analog to Digital converter
Compatibility
Microsoft PC98/PC99, AC97 2.1
Mixed sound source
Line-in, CD, Video, AUX
Voice channel
8/16-bit, mono/stereo
Sampling rate
44.1 KHz
Internal microphone
Yes
Internal speaker / Quantity
Yes
Supports PnP DMA channel
DMA channel 0
DMA channel 1
Supports PnP IRQ
IRQ3, IRQ5, IRQ7, IRQ9, IRQ10, IRQ11
Video Interface
Item
Specification
Chip vendor and model name
NVIDIA GeforceGO 100
Chip voltage
Core/2.5V
Memory/2.5V
Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port
No
Graph interface
4X AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) bus
Maximum resolution (LCD)
1600x12000 (32 bit colors)
Maximum resolution (CRT)
1920x1200(32 bit colors)
Video Memory
Item
Specification
Fixed or upgradeable
Fixed
Video memory size
16.0 MB
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Video Resolutions Mode (for both LCD and CRT)
8 bits
(256 colors)
Resolution
16 bits
(High color)
24 bits
(True color)
32 bits
(True color)
640x480
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
720x480
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
800x600
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
848x480
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1024x768
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1152x864
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1280x1024
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1400x1050
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1600x1200
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Parallel Port
Item
Specification
Parallel port controller
Ali 1535+
Number of parallel port
1
Location
Rear side
Connector type
25-pin D-type connector, in female type
Parallel port function control
Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup
Supports ECP/EPP
Yes (set by BIOS setup)
Optional ECP DMA channel
(in BIOS Setup)
DMA channel 0,1, 2 and 3
Optional parallel port I/O address
(in BIOS Setup)
3BCh, 278h, 378h
Optional parallel port IRQ
(in BIOS Setup)
IRQ7, IRQ5
Serial Port
Item
24
Specification
Serial port controller
Ali 1535+
Number of serial port
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)
IRQ3, IRQ4
Chapter 1
USB Port
Item
Specification
USB Compliancy Level
1.1
OHCI
USB 1.1
Number of USB port
2
Location
Rear side
Serial port function control
Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup
IrDA Port
Item
Specification
IrDA FIR port controller
Ali 1535+
Number of IrDA FIR port
1
Location
Left side
IrDA FIR port function control
Enable/disable by BIOS Setup
IrDA FIR port (in BIOS Setup)
2F8
IrDA FIR port IRQ (in BIOS Setup)
IRQ3
ECP DMA channel
(in BIOS Setup)
DMA channel 3
Optional IrDA FIR port DRQ (in BIOS Setup)
Not available
PCMCIA Port
Item
Specification
PCMCIA controller
711
Supports card type
Type-II
Number of slots
One type-II
Access location
Left side
Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port
No ZV support
Supports 32 bit CardBus
Yes (IRQ11)
System Board Major Chips
Item
Controller
System core logic
Ali 1535+
Super I/O controller
Ali 1535+
Audio controller
Cirrus 4299
Video controller
NVIDIA GeforceGO 100
Hard disk drive controller
(Ali 1535+)
Keyboard controller
M38867
RTC
Built-in BQ3285LF
Keyboard
Item
Specification
Keyboard controller
Mitsubishi M38867
Keyboard vendor & model name
Darfon
Total number of keypads
84/85-key
Chapter 1
25
Keyboard
Item
Specification
Windows 95 keys
Yes
Internal & external keyboard work simultaneously
Yes
Battery
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
Sony BTP-39D1
Battery Type
Li-Ion
Pack capacity
3920 mAH
Cell voltage
V/cell
Number of battery cell
8
Package configuration
4 cells in series, 2 in parallel
Package voltage
14.8 V
DC-AC LCD Inverter
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
Ambit T621194.02
Sumida IV09117/T
Input voltage (V)
Ambit
Input current (mA)
8.5 (min.)
-
21 (max.)
Sumida
-
12 (typ.)
-
Ambit
-
-
1 (max.)
Sumida
310(min.)
360(typ.)
410(max.)
Output voltage
(Vrms, no load)
Ambit
-
600 (typ.)
-
Sumida
1600(min.)
-
-
Output voltage
frequency (kHz)
Ambit
40 (min.)
-
70 (max.)
Sumida
Output Current/Lamp
50(min.)
54(typ.)
58(max.)
Iout(Min)
0mA
0.6mA
1.2mA
Vadj=0V
Iout(Max)
5.5mA
6.0mA
6.5mA
Vadj=3V
NOTE: DC-AC inverter is used to generate very high AC voltage, then support to LCD CCFT backlight user,
and is also responsible for the control of LCD brightness. Avoid touching the DC-AC inverter area while
the system unit is turned on.
NOTE: There is an EEPROM in the inverter, which stores its supported LCD type and ID code. If you replace
a new inverter or replace the LCD with a different brand, use Inverter ID utility to update the ID
information.
LCD
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
AU B150PG01
AU B141XN04V2
LCD display area (diagonal, inch)
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14.1
Display technology
TFT
TFT
Resolution
SXGA+ (1400x1050)
XGA (1024X768)
Supports colors
262K
262K
keyboard hotkey
Keyboard hotkey
Mechanical Specifications
Optical Specification
Brightness control
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Chapter 1
LCD
Item
Specification
Contrast control
No
No
Supply voltage for LCD display (V)
3.3
3.3
Supply voltage for LCD backlight (Vrms)
700
660
Electrical Specification
AC Adapter
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
Delta ADP-65DB BE
Input Requirements
Maximum input current (A,
@90Vac, full load)
1.5 A
0.9 A
@ 90Vac
@ 180Vac
Nominal frequency (Hz)
47 - 63
Frequency variation range (Hz)
47 - 63
Nominal voltages (Vrms)
90 - 270
Inrush current
The maximum inrush current will be less than 50A and 100A when the adapter
is connected to 100Vac(50Hz) and 240Vac(60Hz) respectively.
Efficiency
It should provide an efficiency of 85% minimum, when measured at maximum
load under 240V(60Hz).
Output Ratings (CV mode)
DC output voltage
+19.0V~21.5V
Noise + Ripple
300mvp-pmax (20MHz bandwidth)
Load
0 A (min.)
3.5 A (max.)
Output Ratings (CC mode)
DC output voltage
+12V ~ +19V
Constant output
4.5 ± 0.3 A
Dynamic Output Characteristics
Turn-on delay time
3 sec. (@100Vac)
Hold up time
6 ms min. (@100 Vac input, full load)
Over Voltage Protection (OVP)
25 V
Short circuit protection
Output can be shorted without damage (no broken, no smoke)
Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
15kV (at air discharge)
8kV (at contact discharge)
Dielectric Withstand Voltage
Primary to secondary
1500 Vac (or 2121 Vdc), 10 mA for 1 second
Leakage current
0.25 mA max. (@ 254 Vac, 60Hz)
Regulatory Requirements
Internal filter meets:
1. FCC class B requirements. (USA)
2. VDE 243/1991 class B requirements. (German)
3. CISPR 22 Class B requirements. (Scandinavia)
4. VCCI class II requirements. (Japan)
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Power Management
Power Saving Mode
Phenomenon
!
The Sleep indicator lights up
Hibernation Mode
When customized functions for power
management are set to Hibernation and the
corresponding action is taken.
!
All power shuts off
Display Standby Mode
Keyboard, built-in touchpad, and an external
PS/2 pointing device are idle for a specified
period.
!
The display shuts off
Hard Disk Standby Mode
Hard disk is idle within a specified period of
time.
!
Hard disk drive is in standby mode.
(spindle turned-off)
Standby Mode
Waiting time specified by the System
Standby value or the operating system
elapses without any system activity.
Or
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.
Environmental Requirements
Item
Specification
Temperature
Operating
+5~+35 °C
Non-operating
-10~+65 °C
Non-operating
-20~+65 ° C (storage package)
Humidity
Operating
20% to 80% RH, non-condensing
Non-operating
20% to 80% RH, non-condensing (unpacked)
Non-operating
20% to 90% RH, non-condensing (storage package)
Vibration
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Operating (unpacked)
5~250Hz: 0..5G
Non-operating (unpacked)
2-200Hz: 1.04Grms
Non-operating (packed)
-200Hz: 1.146Grms
Chapter 1
Mechanical Specification
Item
Specification
Dimensions
327.6 (W) x 270 (D) x 34.5(H) for 15.0” TFT
Weight
less than 5.75 lbs for 15.0” TFT model
I/O Ports
Two type II CardBus socket(s), One RJ-11 modem port, One RJ-45 LAN port, One
DC-in jack (AC adapter), One FIR port, One ECP/EPP compliant parallel port, One
serial port, One external monitor port, One PS/2 keyboard/mouse port, One port
replicator connector, Two USB ports, One audio line-out jack, One microphone-in
jack, One 1394 port, One Kensington lock.
Drive Bays
Two
Material
Housing: MCS-050
Panel : Plastic
Indicators
Wireless Communication, Power LED, Sleep LED, Media Activity, Battery Charge,
Caps Lock, Num Lock
Switch
Power
Memory Address Map
Memory Address
00100000h-000F0000h
Size
Function
512 KB
System BIOS
000E0000h-000C0000h
40 KB
VGA BIOS
000C0000h-000A0000h
128 KB
Video memory (VRAM)
000F0000h-000E0000h
UMB Area
000A0000h-00000000h
Conventional memory
I/O Address Map
I/O Address
Function
000-00F
DMA controller-1
020-021
Interrupt controller-1
040-043
Timer 1
060, 064
Keyboard controller 38859 chip select
061
System speaker out
040B
DMA controller-1
061
System speaker
070-071
Real-time clock and NMI mask
080-08F
DMA page register
0A0-0A1
Interrupt controller-2
0C0-0DF
DMA controller-2
0F0-0FF
Numeric data processor
120-13F
Power management controller
180-18F
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
COM4
2F8-2FF
COM2 or FIR (optional)
378, 37A
Parallel port 2
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I/O Address Map
I/O Address
3B0-3BB
Function
Video Controller
3C0-3DF
3F0h-3F7
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
3E8-3EF
COM3 or LT Win modem (optional)
3F0-3F7
Floppy disk controller
3F8-3FF
COM1
480-48F, 4D6
DMA controller-1
4D0-4D1
PCI configuration register
CF8-CFF
IRQ Assignment Map
Interrupt Channel
Function
IRQ0
System timer
IRQ1
Keyboard
IRQ2
Cascade
IRQ3
IR
IRQ4
COM1 (Serial port)
IRQ5
Reserved for R2 card
IRQ6
Floppy
IRQ7
LPT (Parallel port)
IRQ8
CMOS/RTC
IRQ9
SCI IRQ used by ACPI bus
IRQ10
Audio (PIRQB#), Modem (PIRQB#), SMBUS controller (PIRQB#), IEEE 1394
(PIRQ#), 802.11b (PIRQE#), LAN (PIRQTE#)
IRQ11
VGA (PIRQA#), USB (PIRQA#, PIRQC#, INTD#), CardBus controller
(PIRQB#, PIRQB#)
IRQ12
PS/2 device
IRQ13
Math processor
IRQ14
1st EIDE device (hard disk)
IRQ15
2nd EIDE device (CD-ROM drive)
DMA Channel Assignment
DMA Channel
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Function
DRQ0
Reserved
DRQ1
Reserved
DRQ2
Floppy
DRQ3
Reserved
DRQ4
DMA controller
DRQ5
Reserved
DRQ6
Reserved
DRQ7
Reserved
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Chapter 2
System Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/
Output System).
Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if
you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run Setup. Please also refer to Chapter 4
Troubleshooting when problem arises.
To activate the BIOS Utility, press
m during POST
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Information
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
Exit
CPU Type
Pentium® IV
CPU Speed
1.4 GHz
System Memory
640 KB
Extended Memory
129535 KB
HDD1 Serial Number
9ZY9ZQE6646
HDD2 Serial Number
None
System BIOS Version
V1.0 R01-A3
VGA BIOS Version
V23.44
KBC Version:
V03.02
Serial Number
8141Q01S11107003E6M
Asset Tag Number
Product Name
(Product Name)
Manufacture Name
ACER
UUID Number
143a6d00-06bc-11d5-a198-c3772058d6fa
F1 Help
Esc Exit
"#$Select Item
%& Select Menu
F5/F6 Change Values
F9 Setup Defaults
Enter Select• Sub Menu F10 Save and Exit
Navigating the BIOS Utility
There are six menu options: System Information, Main System Settings, Advanced, System Security, Boot
Options and Exit Setup.
To enter a menu, highlight the item using the
w / y keys, then press e.
Within a menu, navigate through the BIOS Utility by following these instructions:
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Press the
w / y keys to move between the parameters.
!
Press the
z / xkeys to change the value of a parameter.
!
Press the | key while you are in any of the menu options to return to the main menu.
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NOTE: You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in square brackets. Navigation keys are
shown at the bottom of the screen.
System Information
The System Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Information
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
Exit
CPU Type
Pentium® IV
CPU Speed
1.4 GHz
System Memory
640 KB
Extended Memory
129535 KB
HDD1 Serial Number
9ZY9ZQE6646
HDD2 Serial Number
None
System BIOS Version
V1.0 R01-A3
VGA BIOS Version
V23.44
KBC Version:
V03.02
Serial Number
8141Q01S11107003E6M
Asset Tag Number
Product Name
(Product Name)
Manufacture Name
ACER
UUID Number
143a6d00-06bc-11d5-a198-c3772058d6fa
F1 Help
Esc Exit
"#$Select Item
%& Select Menu
F5/F6 Change Values
F9 Setup Defaults
Enter Select• Sub Menu F10 Save and Exit
NOTE: The screen above is a sample and may not reflect the actual data on your computer. “X” may refer to a
series of numbers and/or characters.
The following table describes the information in this screen.
Parameter
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Description
CPU Type
Display the type of CPU.
CPU Speed
Display the CPU Speed.
System Memory
Display the current system memory.
Extended Memory
Display the current extended memory
HDD1 Serial Number
Display the primary master HDD serial number. If no primary master HDD,
show ‘None’.
HDD2 Serial Number
Display the secondary master HDD serial number. If no secondary master
HDD, show ‘None’.
System BIOS Version
The current system BIOS version
VGA BIOS Version
The current VGA BIOS version. It is got from VGA BIOS AX=5F01.
KBC Version
The current KBC version.
Serial Number
Display the serial number of the computer. (32 characters)
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Parameter
Description
Asset Tag Number
Display the asset tag number of the computer. (16 characters)
Product Name
Display the Product Name. (15 characters)
Manufacturer Name
Display the manufacturer Name (15 characters)
LAN Device
Display the MAC address of the internal LAN.
UUID
Display the universally unique identifier of your computer. (16 Byte Hex
digital)
The items in this screen are important and vital information about your computer. If you experience computer
problems and need to contact technical support, this data helps our service personnel know more about your
computer.
Main System Settings
The Main System Settings screen allows you to set the system date and time.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Information
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
Exit
System Time:
[08:46:55]
Item Specific Help
System Date:
[03/27/2001]
Boot Display
[Auto]
<Tab>,<Shift-Tab>,or
Screen Expansion
[Enabled]
<Enter> selects field
QuickBoot Mode
[Enabled]
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen: [Disable]
Boot on LAN
[Disable]
Hotkey Beep
[Enable]
Auto Dimm
[Enable]
F12 Multi-Boot
[Enable]
F1 Help
Esc Exit
"#$Select Item
%& Select Menu
-/+ Change Values
F9 Setup Defaults
Enter Select > Sub Menu F10 Save and Exit
The following table describes the parameters in this screen.
Parameter
System Time
Description
Sets the system time
Format: HH:MM:SS (Hour: Minute: Second)
Help: <Tab>,<Shft-Tab>, or <Enter> selects field.
Time
Sets the system date.
Format: MM/DD/YYYY (Month/Day/Year)
Help: <Tab>, <Shift>, or <Enter> selects field.
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Parameter
Boot Display
Description
Set the display output device on boot up.
Help: Set the display output device 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. When set to Both, the computer outputs to both
the LCD and the external display if one is connected.
Option: Both or Auto
Screen Expansion
Options: Enable or Disable.
QuickBoot Mode
Options: Enable or Disable
Help: Options: Enable or Disable.
Help: Allow the system to skip certain tests while booting. This will
decrease the time needed to boot the system.
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen
Options: Enable or Disable
Help: Display the diagnostic screen during boot.
Boot on LAN
Options: Enable or Disable.
Help: When set to enabled, system will boot on LAN.
Notice: Need to restart system for enabling Boot-on-LAN function.
Hotkey Beep
Options: Enable or Disable
Help: Enable or disable hotkey beep.
Auto Dim
Options: Enable or Disable
Help: The system will support an automatic dim in of the LCD backlight
when the AC power is NOT available (running on battery power).
F12 Multi-Boot
Options: Enable or Disable.
Help: Users could choose if to display ‘Fn-F12 for multi-boot’ message
during post
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Startup Configuration
The Startup Configuration screen contains parameter values that define how your computer behaves on
system startup.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Information
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
CPU Speed
[High]
Legacy Diskette A:
[1.44/1.25MB 3 ½”]
Exit
Item Specific Help
>Primary Master
[TOSHIBA MK2018GAP-(PM)]
>Secondary Master
[MATSHITADVD-ROM SR-81]
Temporary solution
>I/O Device Configuration
>PCI IRQ Routing
USB Host Controller:
[Enabled]
USB BIOS Legacy Support:
[Enabled]
F1 Help
Esc Exit
"#$ Select Item
%& Select Menu
-/+ Change Values
Enter Select > Sub Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
Options
CPU Speed
Set CPU high speed or low speed.
High or Low
Legacy Diskette A
Help: Selects floppy type. Note that 1.25MB 3 1/2”
references a 1024 byte/sector Japanese media
format. The 1.25MB, 3 1/2” diskette requires a 3-Mode
floppy-disk drive.
Options: 1.44/1.25MB 3 1/2”
or Disabled
Show Primary Master HD size.
Auto or None or User or CDROM or ATAPI Removable or
IDE Removable
Primary Master
User can enter submenu to set some detail functions
Secondary Master
Show Secondary Master Device Status.
User can enter submenu to set some detail functions.
I/O Device Configuration
Auto or None or User or CDROM or ATAPI Removable or
IDE Removable
Enter submenu to set onboard device configuration
Help: Pheripheral Configuration.
PCI IRQ Routing
Set Default IRQ of PCI device.
Help: Menu used to setting IRQ for PCI Devices.
USB Host Controller
Set Enabled or Disabled the USB hardware
Enabled or Disabled
Help: Disabled resources will be freed up for other
uses.
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Parameter
USB BIOS Legacy Support
Description
Options
Set Enabled or Disabled support for USB Keyboards
and Mice.
Enabled or Disabled
Help: Enable for use with a non-USB aware Operating
System such as DOS or UNIX.
Primary Master
The Primary Master sub-menu contains parameters related to the primary hard disk.
CAUTION: The parameters in this screen are for the advanced users only. Typically, you do not need to
change the values in this screen. The default setting of Auto optimizes all the settings for your hard
disk.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Primary Master
[TOSHIBA MK2018GAP-(PM)]
Type:
[Auto]
LBA Format
Total Sectors:
39070080
Maximum Capacity:
20004MB
Multi-Sector Transfers:
[16 Sectors]
LBA Mode Control:
[Enabled]
32 Bit I/O:
[Disabled]
Transfer Mode:
[Fast PIO 4]
Ultra DMA Mode:
[Disabled]
SMART Monitoring:
Disabled
F1 Help
Esc Exit
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"#$ Select Item
%& Select Menu
Item Specific Help
User = you enter
parameters of hard-disk
drive installed at this
connection.
Auto = Autotype Hard-Disk
Drive installed here.
1-39 = you select predetermined type of harddisk drive installed
here.
CD-ROM = a CD-ROM drive
is installed here.
ATAPI Removable =
removable disk drive is
installed here.
-/+ Change Values
Enter Select > Sub Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
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Secondary Master
The Secondary Master sub-menu contains parameters related to the Media bay drive.
CAUTION: The parameters in this screen are for the advanced users only. Typically, you do not need to
change the values in this screen. The default setting of Auto optimizes all the settings for your Media
bay drive.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Secondary Master [MATSHITADVD-ROM SR-8176-(SM)]
Type:
[Auto]
Multi-Sector Transfers:
[Disabled]
LBA Mode Control:
[Disabled]
32 Bit I/O:
[Disabled]
Transfer Mode:
[Standard]
Ultra DMA Mode:
[Disabled]
SMART Monitoring:
Disabled
Item Specific Help
User = you enter
parameters of hard-disk
drive installed at this
connection.
Auto = Autotype HardDisk Drive installed
here.
1-39 = you select predetermined type of harddisk drive installed
here.
CD-ROM = a CD-ROM drive
is installed here.
ATAPI Removable =
removable disk drive is
installed here.
F1 Help
Esc Exit
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"#$Select Item
%& Select Menu
-/+ Change Values
Enter Select > Sub Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
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I/O Device Configuration
The parameters in this screen are for advanced users only. You do not need to change the values in this
screen because these values are already optimized.
The I/O Device Configuration screen assigns resources to basic computer communication hardware.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
I/O Device Configuration
Serial Port A:
[Enable]
Base I/O Address :
[3F8]
Interrupt:
[IRQ 4]
Item Specific Help
Configure serial port A
using options:
[Disable]
No Configuration
Serial Port B:
[Disabled]
[Enable]
User Configuration
Parallel Port:
Base I/O Address :
[378]
Interrupt:
[IRQ 7]
Mode:
[Bi-directional]
Floppy disk controller:
F1 Help
Esc Exit
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[Enable]
"#$Select Item
%& Select Menu
[Auto]
BIOS or OS chooses
Configuration
(OS Controlled Displayed
when controlled by OS)
[Enable]
F9 Setup Defaults
-/+ Change Values
Enter Select > Sub Menu F10 Save and Exit
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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
The serial port is a PnP device. Enabled/Disabled
setting won’t affect the setting of the serial port in
device manager of Windows.
When enabled, you can set the base I/O address and
interrupt request (IRQ) of the serial port.
Parallel Port
Enables or disable the parallel port.
Enabled or Disabled
The parallel port is a PnP device. Enabled/Disabled
setting won’t affect the Windows Device Manager
setting of the parallel port.
Sets operation mode of the parallel port.
Only set the parallel post operation mode in BIOS
setup. If set to be ECP mode, the Windows will
assume the parallel port as the ECP port.
If operation mode is set to Base I/O address, sets the
base I/O address, of the parallel port.
If operation mode is set to interrupt, sets the interrupt
request of the parallel port.
If operation mode is set to ECP DMA Channel, sets
the direct memory access (DMA) channel for the
printer to operate in ECP mode. This parameter is
enabled only if operation mode is set to ECP.
Floppy disk controller
Enables or disable the Floppy disk controller.
Enabled or Disabled
NOTE: When the device is disabled, all the sub-items will be showed as [--].
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PCI IRQ Routing
The PCI IRQ Routing sub-menu allows you to set IRQ for PCI devices.
CAUTION: The parameters in this screen are for advanced users only. Typically, you do not need to change
the values in this screen because these values are already optimized.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
PCI IRQ Routing
PIRQ
A# :
[IRQ 11]
PIRQ
B# :
[IRQ 10]
PIRQ
C# :
[IRQ 11]
PIRQ
D# :
[IRQ 10]
PIRQ
E# :
[IRQ 11]
PIRQ
F# :
[IRQ 10]
PIRQ
G# :
[IRQ 11]
PIRQ
H# :
[IRQ 10]
F1 Help
Esc Exit
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"#$Select Item
%& Select Menu
Item Specific Help
PCI devices can use
hardware interrupts
called IRQs. A PCI device
cannot use IRQs already
in use by ISA or Eisa
devices. Use ‘Auto’ only
if no ISA or Eisa legacy
cards are installed.
-/+ Change Values
Enter Select > Sub Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
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System Security
The System Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from
unauthorized use.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Information
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
Set Supervisor Password
[Enter]
Set User Password
[Enter]
Password on boot:
[Disabled]
Set Primary Hard Disk Password
[Enter]
F1 Help
Esc Exit
"#$Select Item
%& Select Menu
Exit
Item Specific Help
Supervisor password
controls the access of
the whole setup utility.
-/+ Change Values
F9 Setup Defaults
Enter Select > Sub Menu F10 Save and Exit
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested parameter settings.
Parameter
Set Supervisor Password
Description
While entering SETUP, BIOS need to request user to enter
supervisor password if set.
Options
Enter or Present
This password protects the BIOS SETUP menu from
unauthorized entry.
Set User Password
During POST, BIOS need to check user password if set.
Enter or Present
This password protects the system from unauthorized user
entry before OS boots up.
Password on boot
During POST, BIOS need to check power on password if set.
Disabled or Present
This password protects the computer from unauthorized entry
during boot-up.
Set Primary Hard Disk
Password
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During POST, BIOS need to check power on password if set.
Enter or Present
This password protects the computer from unauthorized entry
during boot-up.
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Setting a Password
Follow these steps:
1.
Use the cursor w/y keys to highlight a Password parameter (Setup, Power-on or Hard Disk) and press
the e key. The password box appears:
2.
Type a password. The password may consist of up to eight characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9).
IMPORTANT:Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the
screen.
e. Retype the password to verify your first entry and press e.
3.
Press
4.
After setting the password, the computer automatically sets the chosen password parameter to Present.
Removing a Password
Should you want to remove a password, do the following:
1.
Use the cursor up/ down keys to highlight a password parameter (Setup, Power-on or Hard Disk) and
press the e key. The password box appears.
2.
Enter the current password and press
e.
3.
Press Enter twice without entering anything in the new field and confirm password fields to remove the
existing password.
NOTE: When you want to remove the Hard Disk (or 2nd Hard Disk) password, you are prompted for the
current Hard Disk password before it is removed.
Changing a Password
To change a password, follow these steps:
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!
Remove the current password. See “Removing a Password” on page 42.
!
Set a new password. See “Setting a Password” on page 42.
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Boot Options
Users can press F12 during POST to enter the Boot Options Menu. In this menu users can change boot
device without entering BIOS SETUP utility.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Information
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
+Hard Drive
Exit
Item Specific Help
+Removable Devices
CD-ROM Drive
Keys used to view or
configure devices:
<Enter> expands or
collapses devices with a
+ or –
<Ctrl+Enter> expands all.
<Shift + 1> enables or
disables a device.
<+> and <-> moves the
device up or down.
<n> May move removable
device between Hard Disk
or Removable Disk
<d> Remove a device that
is not installed.
F1 Help
Esc Exit
"#$ Select Item
%& Select Menu
-/+ Change Values
F9 Setup Defaults
Enter Select > Sub Menu F10 Save and Exit
NOTE: There are four priorities that can let the user to specify the boot device sequence.
The priority of options from top to bottom is 1 st, 2nd , 3rd, 4th.
If the Removable Device or Hard Drive option has multi devices, show ‘+’ in front of option and show each
device information.
If secondary Hard Disk exists, user can also choose it to Boot. If secondary hard Disk is nonexistence, hide the
secondary Hard Disk option.
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Exit Setup
This menu contains exit options.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Information
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
Exit
Exit Saving Changes
Item Specific Help
Exit Discarding Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Exit System Setup and
save your changes to
CMOS.
Discard Changes
Save Changes
F1 Help
Esc Exit
"#$Select Item
%& Select Menu
-/+ Change Values
F9 Setup Defaults
Enter Select > Sub Menu F10 Save and Exit
The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Setting in boldface are the defaults and
suggested parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
Exit Saving Changes
Save any changes, and exit BIOS setup.
Exit Discarding Changes
Discard any changes, and exit BIOS setup.
Help: Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.
Help: Exit utility without saving Setup data to CMOS.
Load Setup Defaults
Load Setup Defaults.
Help: Load default values for all SETUP items.
Discard Changes
Discard any changes.
Help: Load previous value from CMOS for all SETUP items.
Save Changes
Save changes.
Help: Save Setup data to CMOS.
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BIOS Flash Utility
The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions:
!
New versions of system programs
!
New features or options
Use the IFlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM.
NOTE: Do not install memory-related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when you use IFlash.
NOTE: This program contains a readme.txt file. This readme.txt file will introduce on how to use IFlash utility.
Executing Flash Program
IMPORTANT:If this diskette is not bootable, do the following actions before you use it:
1.
Create a bootable disk.
2.
Copy all AFlash files into this bootable diskette.
3.
Put the bootable disk into TravelMate 630 series module, then reboot.
IMPORTANT:Never turn off the system power while Flash BIOS is programming. This will damage your
system.
4. After Flash BIOS is done, reboot the system.
NOTE: If there are any problems occurred during BIOS update, see for troubleshooting.
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System Utility Diskette
This utility diskette is for the notebook machine. It provides the following functions:
1.
Read Panel ID Setting
2.
Write Panel ID Utility
3.
Thermal and Fan Utility
4.
Main Board Data Utility
To use this diskette, first boot from this diskette, then a “Microsoft Windows 98 Startup Menu” prompt you to
choose the testing item. Follow the instructions on screen to proceed.
NOTE: This program contains a readme.txt file. This readme.txt file will introduce each test utility and its
functions.
IMPORTANT:If this diskette is not bootable, do the following actions before you use it:
1.
Do system transfers.
2.
Copy the following files to A:\.
HIMEM.SYS
RAMDRIVE.SYS
Read Panel ID Setting
This function will display registered information on the panel ID of Acer TravelMate 630 series. Then, Panel ID
is set to EEPROM.
Write Panel ID Setting
This function will write a default LCD panel ID into EEPROM.
Thermal and Fan Utility
1.
Set Thermal Setting
This function will write the default value into EEPROM.
2.
Read Thermal
This function will display current system temperature and CPU temperature.
First, the default of thermal range is displayed. For the system temperature, it ranges from 35 to 87 and for the
CPU temperature, it is limited to 110. A CPU temperature below 110 is considered as normal temperature.
3.
Test Fan
The test item includes fan off test then it will proceed testing the fan for three different ranges of rpm. That is,
over 4000 rpm, below 6000 rpm and finally, over 6000 rpm. If these tests succeed, the "PASS" message
appears on the screen.Otherwise, an error message is displayed.
Main Board Data Utility
1.
Default Setting
The utility provides a strong function which can set all default settings to our EEPROM; such as Panel ID,
Thermal Setting, Product Name and Product Manufacture.
NOTE: Product Name should be written as default "TravelMate 630" because remote control of scrollbar
(option item) will only identify the Product Name as TravelMate 630.
2.
Read Mother board Data
This provides the detailed information of mother board data. That includes Product Name, Manufacture Name,
UUID, and serial number.
3.
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Write Manufacture name
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It is allowed to input 4 bytes on the manufacture name and will revise the record into EEPROM automatically.
4.
Write MBD UUID
The MBD includes 32 bytes stored in EEPROM. There are two sub-functions:
5.
a.
Create and write a new UUID
This function is used when the original UUID is lost or damaged.
b.
Write UUID by user key in
This function is used when the original UUID is kept. The user can use " Read Main Board Data"
function before to get it and have stored it.
Write MBD serial number
This function allows to write 19 bytes MBD serial number by user key in. The serial number can be found on
the backside of the machine.
a.
Create and write a new UUID
This function is used when the original UUID is lost or damaged.
b.
Write UUID by user key in This function is used when the original UUID is kept. User may use “Read Main Board Data” function
first to keep the UUID.
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System Diagnostic Diskette
IMPORTANT: 1The diagnostics program here that we used is called PQA (Product Quality Assurance) and is
provided by Headquarters. You can utilize it as a basic diagnostic tool. To get this program, you can
find it in the service CD kit.
To better fit local service requirements, your regional office MAY have other diagnostic program.
Please contact your regional offices or the responsible personnel/channel to provide you with further
technical details.
NOTE: This program contains a readme.txt file. This readme.txt file will introduce each test and its functions.
This diagnostic program is designed to perform the following diagnostic tools for notebook machine. It
provides the following functions.
1.
PQA Test
2.
Audio Test
3.
USB Test
4.
Smart Card Test
5.
IR Test
6.
Exit
To use this diskette, first boot from this diskette, then a “System Diagnostic Disk Menu” prompts you to choose
the testing item. Follow the instructions on screen to proceed.
IMPORTANT:If this diskette is not bootable, do the following actions before you use it:
1.
Do system transfers.
2.
Copy the following files to A:\
HIMEM.SYS
RAMDRIVE.SYS
CHOICE.COM
MSCDEX.EXE
PQA System Diagnostics
NOTE: This PQA diagnostics program will test notebook machine’ hardware peripherals.
1.
When you select One Test, Test command (m key) will only work in the first-level menu (Item Test), if you
are in sub-level menu, please press ESC to return to upper-level (Item Test) menu.
2.
Use Space Bar to select/ deselect a testing item.
3.
When testing is done, there will be a testing report, where you could find out whether the testing is
successful or not.
Audio Test
The item consists of 3 tests:
1.
Config & CD_Play Test
Insert Audio CD (with Root_directory) into CD-ROM. Press "a" once to stop the CD from playing and then
press any key to exit this test.
2.
Loopback Test:
You have to attach "loop_line" into line-in and line-out port on the rear panel of TravelMate 630 for this test.
You will see a "PASS" message if test is successful.
3.
Built_in Micro_phone test:
Make any sound after pressing enter. Then the machine will start to record the sound you made for about five
second, and play it. Please take out "loop_line" before executing the test.
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New added description. Please pay attention to it.
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Exit to main menu:
USB Test
This function will test USB Connect/Disconnect of the notebook machine.
UHCI/OHCI test utility:
1.
Please prepare a USB device such as USB mouse, USB keyboard, USB floppy diskette or USB modem,
and leave the USB ports disconnected.
NOTE: The diagnostic program will not be interrupted by disconnecting the USB diskette.
2.
The program will dynamically detect the incoming device for 2 USB ports. Plug the USB connector on the
first USB port, then un-plug it (connect at one time and disconnect at another time). To continue testing
the second USB port, repeat the connect/disconnect procedure.
The testing program will show an account of connection/disconnection if every step is doing right.
Consequently, a "PASS" message appears on the screen, otherwise, it displays "FAIL".
Smart Card Test
Insert Smart Card into the socket of the left panel. If it is doing well, the message "PASSED!!!" will be shown on
the screen.
Infrared Ray (IR) Test
This function will test Infrared Ray of the notebook machine. Following are the steps:
1.
Please prepare 2 machines. Choose "Test_program for Server" for one of the machines and choose "1"
for Baud_Rate.
2.
Choose "Test_program for Client" for the other machine.
3.
Make the IR ports of the 2 machines close, then, after the detection between the two machines, the pass
or fail message will appear on the screen.
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Running PQA Diagnostics Program
PQA
Vx_x
Result
Diag
SysInfo
Press z / xto move around the main menu. Press
are Diag, Result, SysInfo, Option and Exit.
Option
xx-xx-xx
Exit
e to enable the selected option. The main options
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 of the selected items and check the selected test items in sequence.
Full Test performs all test items in detail for your system.
Quick Test performs all test items quickly for your system.
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The screen below appears if you select Multi Test.
PQA
PQA
Diag
Diag
Vx_x
Vx_x
Result
Result
Diag
Diag
ONE
One
MULTI
Multi
FULL
QUICK
SysInfo
SysInfo
xx-xx-xx
xx-xx-xx
Option
Option
Exit
Exit
TEST
TEST
TEST
TEST
TEST
TEST
TEST COUNT VALUE (1...9999) 1
Specify the desired number of tests and press
e.
After you specify the number of tests to perform, the screen shows a list of test items (see below).
PQA
Diag
Result
Diag
Items
MANUALTest
TEST
[ ] System
AUTO
TESTBoard
[ ] Memory
[ ] Keyboard
[ ] Video
[ ] Parallel Port
[ ] Serial Port
[ ] Diskette Drive
[ ] Hard Disk
[ ] CD-ROM
[ ] Coprocessor
[ ] Pointing Dev.
[ ] Cache
Vx_x
SysInfo
xx-xx-xx
Option
Exit
SPACE: mark/unmark selecting item
ESC : return to upper menu
F1
: Help menu
F2
: test the marked item(s)
ENTER: open sub-item’s menu
Test Times = 1
Move the highlight bar from one item to another. Press Space to enable or disable the item. Press
e to
view the available options of each selected item. Press | to close the submenu.
The right corner screen information gives you the available function keys and the specified test number.
!
Space: Enables/disables the item
!
ESC: Exits the program
!
F1: Help
!
F2: Tests the selected item(s)
!
Enter: Opens the available options
!
Test Times: Indicates the number of tests to perform.
NOTE: The
land m keys function only after you finish configuring the Test option.
NOTE: When any errors are detected by diagnostic program, refer to “Index of PQA Diagnostic Error Code” for
troubleshooting.
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Chapter 3
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for
maintenance and troubleshooting.
To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools:
!
Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge
!
Flat screw driver
!
Phillips screw driver
!
Plastic Poker
!
Hex screw driver
Plastic flat screw driver
NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the
screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the components.
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General Information
Before You Begin
Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following:
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1.
Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals.
2.
Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system.
3.
Remove the battery pack.
Chapter 3
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 main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in
that order.
START
Battery
Cx1
Fx2
HDD Cover
DIMM Cover
Cx2
Cx2
Keyboard
Middle Cover
Modem Board
DIMM
RTC Battery
CD/DVD ROM
Drive
CD/ DVD
ROM Drive
Chassis
Gx4
Coaxial Cable
Hx1
HDD
CD/DVD ROM
Module
Lx1
Ax2
HDD Module
Video Capture
Kit Covers
Cx6
HDD Bracket
Ix2
CD/DVD ROM
Transfer Board
LCD Module
(See Next
Page)
MINI PCI Plate
Cx6
Kx4
CPU Fan Sink
Gx2
Two Antennas
Upper Case
Lower Case
Cx2
CPU
Wireless LAN
board
Touch Pad
Module
Daughter
Board
Mx2
Speakers
Cx1
Main Board
PCMCIA
Socket
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Ax2
Ox2
Jx4
Ax1
I/O Port
Chassis
Modem Cable
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LCD Module
Bx4
LCD Bezel
Ox2
LCD HInges
Inverter Board
LCD Latch
Dx4
LCD
LCD Panel
Gx6
LCD Brackets
Coaxial Cable
Screw List
Item
56
Description
A
Screw M2 X L4 (Black)
B
Screw M2.5 X L6 (Black)
C
Screw M2.5 X L8 ((Black)
D
Screw M2 X L3.5 (Silver)
E
Screw M2 X L5 (Black)
F
Screw DIMM Cover Steel Nagana-1 (Black)
G
Screw M2 X L3 (Silver)
H
Screw M3x4 (Silver)
I
CD-ROM SPECIAL SCREW
J
HEX SCREW
K
CPU HEAT SINK SPECIAL SCREW
L
Screw M2x10 (Silver)
M
Screw M2.5x5 (Silver)
N
Screw M2x4 (Black)
O
Screw M2.5x4 (Black)
Chapter 3
Removing the Battery Pack
1.
Push the battery release button inward.
2.
Slide the battery pack out from the main unit.
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Removing the External DIMM Module
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
Remove the 2 screws on the DIMM cover, then remove the DIMM cover from the lower case.
3.
Push out the latches on both sides of the DIMM socket and then remove the DIMM module.
Chapter 3
Removing the External Modem Combo Card
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57.
2.
Remove the 2 screws on the DIMM cover and remove the DIMM cover from the lower case.
3.
Remove the 2 screws on the modem board and remove the modem board from the main board.
Disconnect the modem power from the modem board.
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Removing the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Module
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
Push the CD-ROM module release button inward.
3.
Slide the CD-ROM module out from the main unit.
Chapter 3
Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
Remove the screw on the hard disk cover, and then remove the HDD cover.
3.
Pull the plastic tag to remove the HDD module and slide the HDD module out from its bay.
Disassembling the Hard Disk Drive Module
1.
See “Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module” on page 61
2.
Remove the one screw as shown here, and then detach the HDD from the HDD bracket.
.
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Disassembling the Main Unit
Removing the Middle Cover
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
First, release the 2 screws on the rear of the unit. Pry up the middle cover from both sides, then remove it
from the main unit.
Removing the Keyboard
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
Remove the 2 screws from the rear of the unit as shown, then poke the 3 guide pins downward to release
the keyboard.
3.
Lift the keyboard up and put it on the upper case, disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board. and
then remove the keyboard away.
Chapter 3
Removing the LCD Module
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
Remove the one screw as shown, disconnect the LCD coaxial cable and the LED/inverter cable from the
main board.
5.
Release the two screws on the back side of the unit.
6.
Remove the four screws as shown and then lift up the LCD module carefully.
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Removing the RTC Battery
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
3.
Disconnect the RTC connector from the mainboard.
4.
Remove the RTC battery.
Removing the MINI PCI Plate
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the RTC Battery” on page 64
4.
Slide the mini PCI plate this way, and remove the mini PCI plate.
Removing the CPU Heat Sink
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the RTC Battery” on page 64
4.
See “Removing the MINI PCI Plate” on page 64
5.
Release the 4 screws on the CPU heat sink, disconnect the CPU heat sink cable and then remove the
CPU heat sink.
Chapter 3
Removing the CPU
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the RTC Battery” on page 64
4.
See “Removing the MINI PCI Plate” on page 64
5.
See “Removing the CPU Heat Sink” on page 64
6.
Release the screw counter clockwise by using a flat screwdriver.
7.
Remove the CPU and then secure the screw clockwise to lock the socket.
NOTE: When you reinstall the CPU back to its socket, please put it back with the triangle mark this side as
shown here.
Separating the Lower Case from the Upper Case
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63
5.
See “Removing the RTC Battery” on page 64
6.
Disconnect the touchpad cable from the main board, and the cover switch cable and the microphone
cable from the main board
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7.
Release the six screws from the bottom of the main unit as shown below and then remove the upper case
from the main unit gently.
Removing the TouchPad Module
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63
5.
See “Removing the RTC Battery” on page 64
6.
See “Separating the Lower Case from the Upper Case” on page 65
7.
Snap off the touchpad frame from the upper case carefully and then remove the touchpad button and the
scroll key from the upper case.
8.
Disconnect the cable from the touchpad board, remove the touchpad board and touch pad FPC from the
upper case.
Chapter 3
Removing the Speakers
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63
5.
See “Removing the RTC Battery” on page 64
6.
See “Separating the Lower Case from the Upper Case” on page 65
7.
Disconnect the speaker cables from the daughter board.
8.
Remove the two screws of the two speakers and then detach the two speakers from the lower case.
Removing the Daughter Board
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63
5.
See “Removing the RTC Battery” on page 64
6.
See “Separating the Lower Case from the Upper Case” on page 65
7.
Disconnect the two speaker cables on the daughter board.
8.
Remove the two screws and detach the daughter board from the main board.
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Removing the Main Board
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63
5.
See “Removing the RTC Battery” on page 64
6.
See “Removing the CPU Heat Sink” on page 64
7.
See “Separating the Lower Case from the Upper Case” on page 65
8.
See “Removing the Daughter Board” on page 67
9.
Remove one screw on the main board as shown below and then detach the main board from the lower
case with caution.
Removing I/O Port Chassis
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63
5.
See “Removing the RTC Battery” on page 64
6.
See “Separating the Lower Case from the Upper Case” on page 65
7.
See “Removing the Daughter Board” on page 67
8.
See “Removing the Main Board” on page 68
Chapter 3
9.
Remove the four hex screw as shown here and then the other one on the bottom side of the main board.
Detach the main board from the I/O port chassis.
Removing the PCMCIA Socket
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63
5.
See “Removing the RTC Battery” on page 64
6.
See “Separating the Lower Case from the Upper Case” on page 65
7.
See “Removing the Daughter Board” on page 67
8.
See “Removing the Main Board” on page 68
9.
See “Removing I/O Port Chassis” on page 68
10. Release the four screws as shown here, remove the PCMCIA cable from the main board, and then detach
the PCMCIA socket from the main board.
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Removing the Modem Cable
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63
5.
See “Removing the RTC Battery” on page 64
6.
See “Separating the Lower Case from the Upper Case” on page 65
7.
See “Removing the Daughter Board” on page 67
8.
See “Removing the Modem Cable” on page 70
9.
Remove the tapes on the modem cable and disconnect the modem cable from the main board.
10. Remove the modem cable from the main unit carefully.
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Disassembling the LCD Module
Removing the LCD Bezel
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63
5.
Remove the four screw cushions from the LCD module and then the four screws from the LCD module.
6.
Remove the video capture kit covers from both sides of the LCD module and then snap off the LCD bezel
carefully.
Removing the LCD Hinges
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63
4.
See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 71
5.
Remove the two screws as shown here and then detach the two LCD hinges from the LCD panel.
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Removing the LCD Latch
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63
5.
See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 71
6.
Remove the LCD latch in the way as shown here.
Removing the Inverter Board
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63
5.
See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 71
6.
Detach the inverter board from the LCD panel, disconnect the inverter cable and the LCD power cable
from the inverter board.
7.
Remove the inverter board from the LCD panel.
Removing the LCD
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63
5.
See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 71
6.
See “Removing the Inverter Board” on page 72
7.
Remove the four screws as shown here and then detach the LCD from the LCD panel.
Chapter 3
Removing the LCD Brackets
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63
5.
See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 71
6.
See “Removing the Inverter Board” on page 72
7.
See “Removing the LCD” on page 72
8.
Release these 6 screws from both sides of the LCD panel and then remove the left and right LCD
brackets from the LCD.
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Removing the Coaxial Cable
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1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63
5.
See “Removing the LCD Bezel” on page 71
6.
See “Removing the Inverter Board” on page 72
7.
See “Removing the LCD” on page 72
8.
Remove the tapes and then disconnect the coaxial cable from the LCD.
Chapter 3
System Upgrade Procedure
Base Unit to Wireless LAN Unit
1.
See “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 57
2.
See “Removing the Middle Cover” on page 62
3.
See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 62
4.
See “Removing the LCD Module” on page 63
5.
See “Removing the RTC Battery” on page 64
6.
See “Separating the Lower Case from the Upper Case” on page 65
7.
See “Removing the MINI PCI Plate” on page 64
8.
Put the left RF cable through the upper case, attach the left antenna to the upper case and then secure it
with one screw.
9.
Put the right RF cable through the upper case, attach the right antenna to the upper case and then secure
it with one screw.
10. Arrange the two RF cables well in the way as shown here.
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11. Insert the wireless LAN board into its socket and press it down to secure well.
12. Attach the upper case back to the lower case as shown and then connect the two RF cables into the
wireless LAN board.
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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. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or
modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses.
1.
Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible.
2.
Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating
the same operation.
3.
Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which page to go to.
Symptoms (Verified)
Go To
Power failure. (The power indicator does not go on or
stay on.)
“Power System Check” on page 79.
POST does not complete. No beep or error codes are
indicated.
“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on page
82 “Undetermined Problems” on page 88
POST detects an error and displayed messages on
screen.
“Error Message List” on page 82
The diagnostic test detected an error and displayed a
FRU code.
“Running PQA Diagnostics Program” on page 50
Other symptoms (i.e. LCD display problems or others).
“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on page
82
Symptoms cannot be re-created
(intermittent problems).
Use the customer-reported symptoms and go to “PowerOn Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on page 82
“Intermittent Problems” on page 88
“Undetermined Problems” on page 88
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System Check Procedures
External Diskette Drive Check
Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is
required.
NOTE: Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause
damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail.
Do the following to select the test device. See “Running PQA Diagnostics Program” on page 50 for details.
1.
Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the PQA program (See “Running PQA Diagnostics Program”
on page 50).
2.
Go to the diagnostic Diskette Drive in the test items.
3.
Press F2 in the test items.
4.
Follow the instructions in the message window.
If an error occurs with the internal diskette drive, reconnect the diskette connector on the main board.
If the error still remains:
1.
Reconnect the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module.
2.
Replace the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module.
3.
Replace the main board.
External CD/DVD-ROM Drive Check
Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD/DVD-ROM. Make sure that the CD/DVDROM does not have any label attached to it. The label can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive
to fail.
Do the following to select the test device:
1.
Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the PQA program (refer to “Running PQA Diagnostics
Program” on page 50.
2.
Go to the diagnostic CD/DVD-ROM in the test items.
3.
Press F2 in the test items.
4.
Follow the instructions in the message window.
If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the main board. If the error still remains:
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1.
Reconnect the external diskette drive/CD/DVD-ROM module.
2.
Replace the external diskette drive/CD/DVD-ROM module.
3.
Replace the main board.
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Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check
Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested.
If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected character appears, make sure that the flexible cable
extending from the keyboard is correctly seated in the connector on the main board.
If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test. See “Running PQA Diagnostics Program”
on page 50 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 main board.
The following auxiliary input devices are supported by this computer:
!
Numeric keypad
!
External keyboard
If any of these devices do not work, reconnect the cable connector and repeat the failing operation.
Memory Check
Memory errors might stop system operations, show error messages on the screen, or hang the system.
1.
Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the PQA program (please refer to “Running PQA Diagnostics
Program” on page 50.
2.
Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items.
3.
Press F2 in the test items.
4. Follow the instructions in the message window.
NOTE: Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. A loose connection can cause an error.
Power System Check
To verify the symptom of the problem, power on the computer using each of the following power sources:
1.
Remove the battery pack.
2.
Connect the power adapter and check that power is supplied.
3.
Disconnect the power adapter and install the charged battery pack; then check that power is supplied by
the battery pack.
If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate power supply check in the following list:
Chapter 4
!
“Check the Power Adapter” on page 80
!
“Check the Battery Pack” on page 80
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Check the Power Adapter
Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power
adapter cable. See the following figure
Pin 1: +19 to +20.5V
Pin 2: 0V, Ground
1.
If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adapter.
2.
If the voltage is within the range, do the following:
!
Replace the main board.
!
If the problem is not corrected, see “Undetermined Problems” on page 88.
If the voltage is not correct, go to the next step.
!
NOTE: An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate a defect.
3.
If the power-on indicator does not light up, check the power cord of the power adapter for correct
continuity and installation.
4.
If the operational charge does not work, see “Check the Battery Pack” on page 80.
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 1(ground) and 7(BT+). See
the following figure
7
5
3
1
3.
6
4
2
If the voltage is still less than 7.2 Vdc after recharging, replace the battery.
To check the battery charge operation, use a discharged battery pack or a battery pack that has less than 50%
of the total power remaining when installed in the computer.
If the battery status indicator does not light up, remove the battery pack and let it return to room temperature.
Re-install the battery pack.
If the charge indicator still does not light up, replace the battery pack. If the charge indicator still does not light
up, replace the main board.
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Touchpad Check
If the touchpad doesn’t work, do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU:
1.
Reconnect the touchpad cables.
2.
Replace the touchpad.
3.
Replace the main board.
After you use the touchpad, the pointer drifts on the screen for a short time. This self-acting pointer movement
can occur when a slight, steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. This symptom is not a hardware
problem. No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time.
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Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message
The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is
listed first.
NOTE: Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU/Action column, if the FRU
replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU.
This index can also help you determine the next possible FRU to be replaced when servicing a computer.
If the symptom is not listed, see “Undetermined Problems” on page 88.
The following lists the error messages that the BIOS displays on the screen and the error symptoms classified
by function.
NOTE: Most of the error messages occur during POST. Some of them display information about a hardware
device, e.g., the amount of memory installed. Others may indicate a problem with a device, such as the
way it has been configured.
NOTE: If the system fails after you make changes in the BIOS Setup Utility menus, reset the computer, enter
Setup and install Setup defaults or correct the error.
Index of Error Messages
Error Message List
Error Messages
Failure Fixed Disk
FRU/Action in Sequence
Reconnect hard disk drive connector.
“Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
Hard disk drive
Main Board
Stuck Key
see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 79 .
Keyboard error
see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 79.
Keyboard Controller Failed
see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 79.
Keyboard locked - Unlock key switch
Unlock external keyboard
Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run
Setup
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
BIOS ROM
Main Board
System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
DIMM
Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
DIMM
Main Board
Main Board
System battery is dead - Replace and run
Setup
Replace RTC battery and Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure
system time, then reboot system.
System CMOS checksum bad - Default
configuration used
RTC battery
System timer error
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
RTC battery
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
Main Board
Real time clock error
RTC battery
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
Main Board
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Error Message List
Error Messages
Previous boot incomplete - Default
configuration used
FRU/Action in Sequence
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
RTC battery
Main Board
Memory size found by POST differed from
CMOS
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
DIMM
Main Board
Diskette drive A error
Check the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in BIOS
Setup Utility
See “External Diskette Drive Check” on page 78.
Incorrect Drive A type - run SETUP
Check the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in BIOS
Setup Utility
See “External Diskette Drive Check” on page 78.
System cache error - Cache disabled
Main Board
CPU ID:
Main Board
DMA Test Failed
DIMM
Main Board
Software NMI Failed
DIMM
Main Board
Fail-Safe Timer NMI Failed
DIMM
Device Address Conflict
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
Main Board
RTC battery
Main Board
Allocation Error for device
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
RTC battery
Main Board
Failing Bits: nnnn
DIMM
BIOS ROM
Main Board
Fixed Disk n
None
Invalid System Configuration Data
BIOS ROM
Main Board
I/O device IRQ conflict
Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.
RTC battery
Main Board
Operating system not found
Enter Setup and see if fixed disk and drive A: are properly
identified.
Diskette drive
Hard disk drive
Main Board
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Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message
Error Message List
No beep Error Messages
No beep, power-on indicator turns off and LCD
is blank.
FRU/Action in Sequence
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 79.
Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly.
Reconnect the DIMM.
LED board.
Main Board.
No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD
is blank.
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 79.
Reconnect the LCD connector
Hard disk drive
LCD inverter ID
LCD cable
LCD Inverter
LCD
Main Board
No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD
is blank. But you can see POST on an
external CRT.
Reconnect the LCD connectors.
LCD inverter ID
LCD cable
LCD inverter
LCD
Main Board
No beep, power-on indicator turns on and a
blinking cursor shown on LCD during POST.
Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly.
No beep during POST but system runs
correctly.
Speaker
Main Board
Main Board
LCD-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
LCD backlight doesn't work
Action in Sequence
LCD is too dark
Enter BIOS Utility to execute “Load Setup Default Settings”, then
reboot system.
LCD brightness cannot be adjusted
Reconnect the LCD connectors.
LCD contrast cannot be adjusted
Keyboard (if contrast and brightness function key doesn't work).
LCD inverter ID
LCD cable
LCD inverter
LCD
Main Board
Unreadable LCD screen
Reconnect the LCD connector
Missing pels in characters
LCD inverter ID
Abnormal screen
LCD cable
Wrong color displayed
LCD inverter
LCD
Main Board
LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines
displayed.
LCD inverter ID
LCD inverter
LCD cable
LCD
Main Board
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Indicator-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Indicator incorrectly remains off or on, but
system runs correctly
Action in Sequence
Reconnect the inverter board
Inverter board
Main Board
Power-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Power shuts down during operation
Action in Sequence
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 79.
Battery pack
Power adapter
Hard drive & battery connection board
Main Board
The system doesn’t power-on.
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 79.
Battery pack
Power adapter
Hard drive & battery connection board
Main Board
The system doesn’t power-off.
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 79.
Hold and press the power switch for more than 4 seconds.
Main Board
Battery can’t be charged
See “Check the Battery Pack” on page 80.
Battery pack
Main Board
PCMCIA/Smart Card-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
System cannot detect the PC Card (PCMCIA)
Action in Sequence
PCMCIA/Smart Card slot assembly
Main Board
System cannot detect the Smart Card
Smart Card
PCMCIA/Smart Card slot assembly
Main Board
PCMCIA/Smart Card slot pin is damaged.
PCMCIA/Smart Card slot assembly
Memory-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Memory count (size) appears different from
actual size.
Action in Sequence
Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Default Settings, then
reboot system.
DIMM
Main Board
Speaker-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
In Windows, multimedia programs, no sound
comes from the computer.
Action in Sequence
Audio driver
Speaker
Main Board
Internal speakers make noise or emit no
sound.
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Speaker
Main 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
Main Board
The system doesn't enter hibernation mode
and four short beeps every minute.
See “Hibernation Mode” on page 28.
Press Fn+F4 and see if the computer enters hibernation mode.
Touchpad
Keyboard
Hard disk connection board
Hard disk drive
Main Board
The system doesn’t enter standby mode after
closing the LCD
See “Standby Mode” on page 28.
LCD cover switch
Main Board
The system doesn't resume from hibernation
mode.
See “Hibernation Mode” on page 28.
Hard disk connection board
Hard disk drive
Main Board
The system doesn't resume from standby
mode after opening the LCD.
See “Standby Mode” on page 28.
LCD cover switch
Main Board
Battery fuel gauge in Windows doesn’t go
higher than 90%.
Remove battery pack and let it cool for 2 hours.
Refresh battery (continue use battery until power off, then charge
battery).
Battery pack
Main Board
System hangs intermittently.
See “Thermal and Fan Utility” on page 46.
Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM drives.
Hard disk connection board
Main Board
Peripheral-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
System configuration does not match the
installed devices.
Action in Sequence
Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Default Settings”, then
reboot system.
Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM/diskette drives.
External display does not work correctly.
Press Fn+F5, LCD/CRT/Both display switching
See “Running PQA Diagnostics Program” on page 50.
Main Board
USB does not work correctly
See “Running PQA Diagnostics Program” on page 50
Main Board
Print problems.
Ensure the “Parallel Port” in the “Onboard Devices Configuration”
of BIOS Setup Utility is set to Enabled.
Onboard Devices Configuration
Run printer self-test.
Printer driver
Printer cable
Printer
Main Board
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Peripheral-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Serial or parallel port device problems.
Action in Sequence
Ensure the “Serial Port” in the Devices Configuration” of BIOS
Setup Utility is set to Enabled.
Device driver
Device cable
Device
Main Board
Keyboard/Touchpad-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Keyboard (one or more keys) does not work.
Action in Sequence
Reconnect the keyboard cable.
Keyboard
Main Board
Touchpad does not work.
Reconnect touchpad cable.
Touchpad board
Main Board
Modem-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Internal modem does not work correctly.
Action in Sequence
modem board
Main Board
NOTE: If you cannot find a symptom or an error in this list and the problem remains, see “Undetermined
Problems” on page 88.
LAN-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Internal LAN does not work correctly.
Action in Sequence
LAN board
Main Board
Wireless LAN-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Internal wireless LAN does not work correctly.
Action in Sequence
right or left antenna kits
wireless LAN board
Main Board
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Intermittent Problems
Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with a
hardware defect, such as: cosmic radiation, electrostatic discharge, or software errors. FRU replacement
should be considered only when a recurring problem exists.
When analyzing an intermittent problem, do the following:
1.
Run the advanced diagnostic test for the main board in loop mode at least 10 times.
2.
If no error is detected, do not replace any FRU.
3.
If any error is detected, replace the FRU. Rerun the test to verify that there are no more errors.
Undetermined Problems
The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed, which installed devices are incorrect,
whether a short circuit is suspected, or whether the system is inoperative.
Follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate non-defective FRU).
NOTE: Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer.
NOTE: Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly. (See “Power
System Check” on page 79):
1.
Power-off the computer.
2.
Visually check them for damage. If any problems are found, replace the FRU.
3.
Remove or disconnect all of the following devices:
!
Non-Acer devices
!
Printer, mouse, and other external devices
!
Battery pack
!
Hard disk drive
!
DIMM
!
CD-ROM/Floppy diskette drive Module
!
PC Cards
4.
Power-on the computer.
5.
Determine if the problem has changed.
6.
If the problem does not recur, reconnect the removed devices one at a time until you find the failing FRU.
7.
If the problem remains, replace the following FRU one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:
!
Main Board
!
LCD assembly
Index of AFlash BIOS Error Message
Error Message
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Action in Sequence
Hardware Error
See “System Diagnostic Diskette” on page 48
VPD Checksum Error
Reboot the system and then restart with this diskette.
BIOS Update Program Error
Turn off the power and restart the system.
System Error
Make sure this AFlash BIOS diskette for this model.
Without AC adapter
make sure to connect AC adapter
Battery Low
make sure to install a highly charged battery, and reboot
system.
Chapter 4
Index of PQA Diagnostic Error Code, Message
Error Code
Message
Action in Sequence
16XXX
Backup battery error
Backup battery
01XXX
CPU or main board error
Reload BIOS default setting.
Main Board
02XXX
Memory error
DIMM
03XXX
Keyboard error
Reset Keyboard
Main Board
Keyboard
Main Board
04XXX
Video error
Main Board
05XXX
Parallel Port error
Main Board
06XXX
Serial port or main board error
Main Board
07XXX
Diskette drive error
Diskette drive
Main Board
08XXX
Hard disk error
Reload BIOS default setting
Hard disk
Main Board
09XXX
CD-ROM error
Reset CD-ROM cable
CD-ROM drive
Main Board
10XXX
Co-processor error
Main Board
11XXX
Pointing device error
Reset Keyboard
Keyboard
Main Board
12XXX
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Cache test error
Main Board
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Chapter 5
Jumper and Connector Locations
Top View
JK4
JK3
CN1
CN4 CN8 CN5
SKT1
CN7
CN6
JK2
CN11
CN10
CN9
CN13
CN12
U8
CN14
CN15
CN16
U6
SW2
CN22
CN18
CN23
CN19
CN21
CN2
CN25
CN3
CN20 CN24
PCB 01219-SC
CN1
IEEE 1394
CN22
Touch Pad Connector
JK4
Line-in Port
CN23
External CD/DVD-ROM Module Connector
JK3
Line-out Port
CN3
Speaker Connector (on daughter board)
CN4
Parallel Port
CN25
Daughter Board Connector (on main board,
under daughter board)
CN8
LCD Coaxial Cable Connector
CN2
Speaker Connector (on daughter board)
CN5
Port Replicator
CN24
Battery Connector
CN6
CRT Connector
CN21
Keyboard Connector
SKT1
TV-out Port
CN20
RTC Battery Connector
CN7
USB Port
CN19
Cardbus/SmartCard Socket
JK2
DC-in Port
CN18
Cardbus connector
CN11
LCD Cover Switch Connector
CN15
USB Port
CN10
Microphone-in Port
CN14
Mini PCI Connector
CN9
LED/Inverter Board Connector
CN12
Golden Finger
U8
CPU Socket
CN13
HDD Connector
CN16
FAN Connector
U6
North Bridge
SW2
SW2 Setting
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SW2 Settings
SW4
92
Setting
Switch 1
ON: Enable password check
OFF: Disable password check
Switch 2
ON: Enable BootBlock Erasable
OFF: Disable BootBlock Erasable
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Bottom View
CN27
CN26
DM1
CN28
DM2
CN4
U1
CN27
Modem Connector
DM2
DIMM socket 2
CN26
Modem Connector
CN4
RF Module Connector (on daughter board)
DM1
DIMM Socket 1
U1
FIR (on daughter board)
CN28
Modem Board Socket
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Chapter 6
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of the product. Refer to
this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization).
IMPORTANT: Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date
information available on your regional web or channel. For whatever reasons a part number change
is made, it will not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For -AUTHORIZED SERVICE
PROVIDERS, your office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of
this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional office to order
FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.
NOTE: To scrap or to return the defective parts, you should follow the local government ordinance or
regulations on how best to dispose it, or follow the rules set by your regional office on how to return it.
NOTE: The number indicates the location shown on exploded diagram or “NS” indicates “Not shown” on it.
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Exploded Diagram
96
Chapter 6
Picture
No.
Partname
Description
CPU/Processor
NS
IC CPU 1.7 GMHz 400FSB INTEL
IC CPU NORTH 1.7G/400FSB
UFCPGA
NS
SODIMM 256M MITSUBISH/
MH32D64AKS-75
SODIMM 256M MH32D64AKS-75(W)
NS
LCD 15” SXGA+AU/B150PG01 V01
LCD 15” SXGA+AU/B150PG01, V01
SPWG
NS
HDD MODULE 40G IBM/
IC25N040ATCS H32687
ASSEMBLY HDD MODULE IBM 40G
HDD 40G IBM/IC25N040ATCS H32687
HDD 40G IBM/IC25N040ATCS
H32687
CPU HEATSINK W/ FAN, SCREW
ASSEMBLY HEATSINK
Memory
LCD
HDD/ Hard Disk Drive
Heatsink
15
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Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Keyboard
NS
KEYBOARD 84KEY ENGLISH NSKA6101
KB DARFON/NSK-A6101 US
NS
MODEM CABLE
CABLE MDC
Cables
98
NS
POWER CORD 125V 3PIN
CORD 125V UL 3P K01081B1183WP
NS
INVERTER CABLE
CABLE INVERTER WIRE
NS
LCD COAX CABLE 15”
CABLE LCD COAXIAL 15.0” AU
NS
COVER SWITCH CABLE
CABLE COVER SWITCH
NS
TOUCH PAD CABLE
CABLE TOUCH PAD FPC
Chapter 6
Picture
No.
Partname
Description
NS
MICROPHONE CABLE
CABLE MICROPHONE
NS
POWER SWITCH CABLE
CABLE POWER SWITCH
NS
MAINBOARD A7 W/MODEM,MODEM
CABLE, I/O CHASSIS
MAINBOARD W/O CPU A7 VER-0SB
NS
MODEM BOARD AMBIT/T60M283.00
MODEM MDC AMBIT/T60M283.00 3A
NS
WIRELES LAN BOARD AGERE/MPCI- LAN WIRELES AG/MPCILUC1281APS
LUCI1281APS
NS
INVERTER 14.1”
Main board
Boards
Chapter 6
INVERTER 14.1 TWS-458-005
99
Picture
No.
Partname
Description
NS
DAUGHTER BOARD
DAUGHTER BOARD TM630 (DIP)
NS
TOUCHPAD BOARD
TOUCHPAD SYNAPTICS TM41P-357
NS
CD/DVD BOARD
T2-610 CD-ROM BOARD
NS
BATTERY LI 3V
BTY COIN 3V CR2032WKA2 210MAH
14
BATTERY LI 2000MAH SANYO
ASSY BATT PACK LI 2000MAH
NS
ADAPTER 70W 3PIN DELTA/ADP65DBBE
ADT 70W SDP-65DBBE 3P
Battery
Adapter
100
Chapter 6
Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Combo Drive
NS
DVD/CDRW DRIVE 8X PANASONIC/
UJDA720AC2-B 610
ASSEMBLY DVD/CD-RW MODULE
DVD/CDRW DRIVE 8X PANASONIC/
UJDA720AC2-B 610
DVD/CDR8X KME/UJDA720ACS-B
610
NS
MIDDLE COVER
COVER MIDDLE
NS
HDD COVER
COVER HDD
08
UPPER CASE W/COVER SWITCH
CABLE, TOUCHPAD MODULE,
MICROPHONE
ASSEMBLY UPPER-CASE
NS
TOUCHPAD HOLDER
ASSY TOUCHPAD COVER
10
LOWER CASE W/SPEAKER,POWER
SWITCH CABLE, RUBBER FOOT
ASSEMBLY LOWER -CASE
Case/Cover/Bracket Assembly
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Picture
102
No.
Partname
Description
NS
FRONT COVER
ASSY FRONT COVER
NS
DIMM COVER
ASSEMBLY DIMM COVER
NS
LCD PANEL 15” W/HINGE, LOGO
ASSY LCD PANEL (CCI 15.0”)
NS
LCD HINGE PACK 15”
HINGE PACK 15.0”
NS
LCD BRACKET RIGHT 15” W/
CAMERA RUBBER
ASSY LCD BRACKET R LCD 15.0”
AU
NS
LCD BRACKET LEFT 15” W/CAMERA
RUBBER
ASSY BRACKET L LCD 15.0” AU
NS
LCD BEZEL 15.0” W/LCD LATCH
SPRING, CUSION
ASSEMBLY LCD BEZEL (15.0” ADT)
Chapter 6
Picture
No.
Partname
Description
NS
CD-ROM HOLDER
ASSY CD-ROM CHASSIS 610
NS
HDD BRACKET
ASSY HDD BRACKET
NS
CARDBUS MODULE
CONN CARDBUS 4P 52539-22LX-R
NS
ANTENNA 15”
ANTENNA FOR 15” MAIN
NS
ANTENNA 14.1”/15”
ANTENNA FOR 14.1”/15” AUX
NS
SPEAKER RIGHT
CABLE SPEAKER RIGHT
NS
SPEAKER LEFT
CABLE SPEAKER LEFT
Communication Module
Speaker
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Picture
No.
Partname
Description
Miscellaneous
NS
NAME PLATE
PLATE MODEL NAME
NS
LCD SCREW CAP LOWER
LCD SCREW MYLAR (MAPI)
NS
LOGO
PLATE ACER LOGO REDSTART
NS
CAMERA RUBBER
RUBBER CAMERA TM340
NS
SCREW
CD-ROM SPECIAL SCREW
NS
SCREW
SCREW M2*3 NYLON 1JMCPC420325
NS
SCREW
SCREW M3X4 (86.9A524.4R0)
NS
SCREW
SCREW MACH FLAT M2.5*L10 NI
NS
SCREW
SCRW DIMM COVER STEEL
NAGANO-1
NS
SCREW
SCREW M2L3.5 (NYLOK)
Screws
104
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Picture
Chapter 6
No.
Partname
Description
NS
SCREW
SCREW
NS
SCREW
SCREW M2.5*4L (NYLOCK) BLACK
ZN
NS
SCREW
SCREW M2.5X6
NS
SCREW
SRW M2.5*8L B/ZN NYLOK 700
NS
SCREW
SCREW WAFER NYLOK NI 2ML3
NS
SCREW
SCREW NI M2*6L
NS
SCREW
SCREW NYLOK M2.5-5
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Appendix A
Model Definition and Configuration
Model Number Definitions
Model
Number
LCD
CPU
Memory
HDD
CD/DVD
Battery
630X
14.1” TFT XGA
Pentium IV 1.4G
128/256MB
20GB
CD-ROM
Li-ion
630XV
14.1” TFT XGA
Pentium IV 1.4G
128/256MB
20GB
DVD-ROM
Li-ion
631XV
14.1” TFT XGA
Pentium IV 1.5G
256MB
20GB
DVD-ROM
Li-ion
630XVi
14.1” TFT XGA
Pentium IV 1.5G
256MB
20GB
DVD-ROM
Li-ion
631XC
14.1” TFT XGA
Pentium IV 1.5G
256MB
20/30GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
631XCi
14.1” TFT XGA
Pentium IV 1.5G
256MB
30GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
631LV
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 1.5G
256MB
20/30GB
DVD-ROM
Li-ion
631LVi
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 1.5G
256MB
20/30GB
DVD-ROM
Li-ion
631LC
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 1.5G
256MB
30GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
631LCi
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 1.5G
256MB
30GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
632XV
14.1” TFT XGA
Pentium IV 1.6G
256MB
20GB
DVD ROM
Li-ion
632XC
14.1” TFT XGA
Pentium IV 1.6G
256MB
20/30GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
632XCi
14.1” TFT XGA
Pentium IV 1.6G
256MB
20/30GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
632LV
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 1.6G
256MB
20/30GB
DVD ROM
Li-ion
632LC
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 1.6G
256MB
30GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
632LCi
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 1.6G
256MB
30/40GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
633XV
14.1” TFT XGA
Pentium IV 1.7G
256MB
20GB
DVD ROM
Li-ion
633XVi
14.1” TFT XGA
Pentium IV 1.7G
256MB
20GB
DVD ROM
Li-ion
633XC
14.1” TFT XGA
Pentium IV 1.7G
256MB
20/30GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
633XCi
14.1” TFT XGA
Pentium IV 1.7G
256MB
30GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
633LV
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 1.7G
256MB
20/30GB
DVD ROM
Li-ion
633LVi
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 1.7G
256MB
20/30GB
DVD ROM
Li-ion
633LC
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 1.7G
256MB
30/40GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
633LCi
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 1.7G
256MB
30/40GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
634XV
14.1” TFT XGA
Pentium IV 1.8G
256MB
20GB
DVD ROM
Li-ion
634XC
14.1” TFT XGA
Pentium IV 1.8G
256MB
20/30GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
634LV
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 1.8G
256MB
20/30GB
DVD ROM
Li-ion
634LC
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 1.8G
256MB
30/40GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
634LCi
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 1.8G
256MB
30/40GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
635LV
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 2G
256MB
20/30GB
DVD ROM
Li-ion
635LVi
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 2G
256MB
20/30GB
DVD ROM
Li-ion
635LC
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 2G
256MB
30/40GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
635LCi
15.0” TFT SXGA
Pentium IV 2G
256MB
30/40GB
DVD + RW
Li-ion
Appendix A
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Appendix A
Appendix B
Test Compatible Components
This computer’s compatibility is a test plan released by Acer Internal testing department. Once the final report
is available, this chapter will be revised accordingly.
Appendix B
109
Microsoft Windows XP Environment Test
Item
Processor
Specifications
Intel Pentium 4 uPGA2 1.4GHz
Intel Pentium 4 uPGA2 1.5GHz
Intel Pentium 4 uPGA2 1.6GHz
Intel Pentium 4 uPGA2 1.7GHz
Memory
Elpida 128MB
Elpida 256MB
Micron 128MB
Micron 256MB
Mitsubishi 128MB
Mitsubishi 256MB
Infineon 128MB
LCD
AU UB141XN04-2 14.1” XGA TFT
Hitachi TX36D70VC1CAF 14.1” XGA TFT
IBM 15” TFT SXGA + IBM / ITSX95
AU 15” SXGA + AU/B150PG01 SPWG
Hard Disk Drive
Toshiba 20GB 9.5mm MK2018GAP
Toshiba 40GB 9.5mm MK4018GAP
IBM 20GB 9.5mm IC25N020ATCS04
IBM 40GB 9.5mm IC25N040ATCS04
Floppy Disk Drive
Mitsumi D353G build -in- swap bay
DVD-ROM
MKE SR8176, F/W:ME34 (8x)
DVD + RW
KME UJDA720, (8/8/24X)
CD-ROM
Mitsumi SR243T1, F/W : L01J1 (24X)
CD-RW
KME UJDA340, (8/8/24X)
Keyboard
Darfon US
Touch Pad
Synaptics/TM41P-357
Inverter
Ambit
Sumida
Modem/Fax Module
Ambit 56K Modem/Fax Module (PCI) T60M283.00 3A
Mini-PCI module
Agere 802.11b mini-PCI module
Antenna
Neweb
Fan with cable
Panasonic 55*50*10 56MM 610
Adapter
Delta 70W ADP-65DB BE
LiteON 70W PA1700-02AC
Battery
Sanyo Li-ion (8 cell) 2000mAh BTP-39D1
Network Adapters
Ethernet/10baseT/100baseT
3Com EtherLink III 3C589D
3Com 10/100 16 bits Fast EtherLink 3C574-TX
D-Link Ethernet JITI DE-660
TDK Ethernet PC card Lan Adapter LAC-CD021
Xircom Credit Card Ethernet Adapter IIps PS-CE2-10
Xircom Credit Card Ethernet Adapter 10/100 CE3-10/100
IBM EtherJet PC Card EN533
Token Ring
Madge Smart 16/4 RingNode MK2 20-00
3Com 16/4 Token Ring PC card
Turbo 16/4 Token Ring PC Card 85H3629
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Appendix B
Item
Multifunction Card
Specifications
3Com Ethernet III LAN+33.6 Modem Global PC Card 3C563D-TP
3Com 10/100 Fast EtherLink LAN + 56K , 3CCFE56
D-Link Winconnect 33.6 LAN/FAX Modem DME-336
Megahertz PC Card 33.6 Ethernet-Modem with XJACK XJEM3336C
Xircom Credit Card Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56, CEM56-100
Xircom RealPort Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56K
CardBus
3Com Megahertz 10/100 LAN CardBus 3CCFE575BT
3Com Fast EhterLink XL cardbus 3C575-TX
Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 Mobile Adapter MBLA3200
TDK LAN 10/100 Base TX CardBus Card LAK-CB100X
D-Link Fast Ethernet CardBus 10/100 Mbps DFE-660
IBM 10/100 EtherJet CardBus Adapter (32-bit) 25L4B55
Xircom CardBus Ethernet 10/100 CBE-10/100BTX
Xircom RealPort CardBus 10/100 RBE-100
Others
Xircom Pocket Ethernet III PE3-10BT
Lucent Wave LAN IEEE 802.11 PCMCIA Card PC24E-H-FC
Modem Adapters
Modem (up to 56K)
Ambit T60M283
ActionTec DataLink 56Kbps FAX/Modem 744L1075
TDK K56Kflex Data/FAX Modem DF5633
Xircom Credit Card Modem 56 CM-56
USR Megahertz 56K Modem, XJ1560
Omron ME5614E Fax/Data Modem ME5614E
IBM 56K Double Jack Modem P/N02K4197
ISDN
USR Megahertz ISDN 128K CC128ST
IBM ISDN Internet PC card
I/O Peripheral
I/O - Display
Acer 211c 72211c
Acer View 76i 7176i
ViewSonic PF790
IBM 9514-B04 TFT monitor 9524B03 / 9514B04
Compaq Color monitor V70
NEC 20” color Monitor
I/O - Keyboard
IBM US English Keyboard (PS/AT style) 92G7454 / 92G7454
Acer 101 keyboard 6311
Microsoft natural keyboard (USB) e06401comb
Compaq keyboard
IBM Numeric Keypad III 07G0032 / 79F6408
Chicony, Keyboard USB KU-8933
I/O - Mouse
IBM PS/2 Mini Mouse II 07G0033 / 07G3159
IBM PS/2 Style Mouse (Black) 12J3615
Logitech Serial Mouse M-M35
Microsoft Intelli Mouse PS/2
Microsoft Intelli Mouse Optical x05-48976
Microsoft Intelli Mouse USB FDM-A50
Logitech USB Wheel Mouse M-UB48
Logitech USB Wheel Mouse M-UB48
Logitech MouseMan Wheel USB Comb for DOSV & iMac SM-72UPi
Logitech USB Wheel Mouse M-BB4B
Acer Aspire USB mouse (USB)
I/O Projector
Appendix B
NEC MultiSync MT-1040
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Item
I/O - Parallel (Printer)
Specifications
IBM Network Printer 17 431200X
HP LaserJet 6MP
HP DeskJet 880C MY95V150B0
EPSON Stylus Color 740 (USB)
Canon USB Printer BJC-430J BJC-430J
Canon Color BubbleJet BJC-600
I/O - Parallel (Scanner)
HP ScanJet 3300C Color Scanner (USB) MY97712194
Acer ACerScan Prisa 620s
I/O - USB
Sanwa USB HUB (Self Power)
USB HUB 4 PORT TI-CHIP W-USB104T
EIZO I. Station USB HUB OFTD0003AA
IOmega USB ZIP250MB pc or mac USB driver W/O#238063009
ELECOM USB HUB 4-PORT UH-4S
3Com USB 4 port TI-Chip Hub 3C19250
I/O - USB Modem
Best Data USB 56K V.90 Modem Speakerphone USB10032323
Blaster USB Blaster Modem 56K V9.0 DE5670
I/O - USB Ethernet
Belkin USB Ethernet adapter F5U111
Linksys USB Network Adpter USB-10T
I/O - USB (Speaker)
Panasonic USB Digital Speaker EAB-MPC57
AIWA Multimedia Digital Speaker System (USB) SC-UC78
JS USB Digital Speaker J3328
I/O - USB (Joystick)
Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro (USB) 326-00069
USB Rockfire Avant Garde Flightstick 81000369
I/O - USB Camera
Acer USB Video Capture Kit DVC-V6
Intel Digital Camera
Kodac DVC 300 (Digital Video Camera)
IBM PC Camera 51091000854
I/O Adapter
PCMCIA - SCSI
Adaptec SlimSCSI APA-1460
Adaptec 1480A slim SCSI CB
PCMCIA - CD-ROM
IBM Portable 20x Speed CD-ROM Drive w/ sound JP (1969011) / 5559-201
Panasonic 20x Portable CD-ROM Player
PCMCIA - ATA
Sundisk 15 MB
Viper 170E
IBM Travel Kit 340MB microdrive XHA27000
IBM Travel KIt 170MB Microdrive XHA26329
Sony Memory Stick (64MB) + PC Card adapter
Epson Flash Packer 6 MB FP67
PCMCIA - ZV
Margi DVD to go
PCMCIA - 1394
Melco IEEE 1394 interface PCMCIA Card NA/IFC - ILCB/DV
Sony DCR TRV-10/ACCKIT M90 1394 Camera w/ Video Capture PC card
Lacie IEEE1394 Fire Wire Hard Drive
Buffalo IEEE 1394 interface IFC-ILCB/DV Cardbus Card
SoftWare Compatibility Test
Office AP
Microsoft Office 2000 / XP
Lotus Smart Suit 2000 / M
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Ring Central Fax
Anti-Virus program Test
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Virus-Scan Test
Appendix B
Item
Games
Specifications
The Settlers III (Support DirectX6)
Star Craft (For Win95 / 98/ NT)
World Cup 98-EASports (Support DirectX5)
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron-LucasArts
Blood2: The Chosen Monolith
NBA Live 2000 (Support DirectX6.1)
Mindtown Madness (Support DirectX6.0)
Quake III (Support Open GL)
WW II Fighters (Support Open GL)
Decent 3 (Support Open GL)
DemonStar (Support Direct Music)
Appendix B
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Microsoft Windows 2000 Environment Test
Item
Processor
Specifications
Intel Pentium 4 uPGA2 1.4GHz
Intel Pentium 4 uPGA2 1.5GHz
Intel Pentium 4 uPGA2 1.6GHz
Intel Pentium 4 uPGA2 1.7GHz
Memory
Elpida 128MB
Elpida 256MB
Micron 128MB
Micron 256MB
Mitsubishi 128MB
Mitsubishi 256MB
Infineon 128MB
LCD
AU UB141XN04-2 14.1” XGA TFT
Hitachi TX36D70VC1CAF 14.1” XGA TFT
IBM 15” TFT SXGA + IBM / ITSX95
AU 15” SXGA + AU/B150PG01 SPWG
Hard Disk Drive
Toshiba 20GB 9.5mm MK2018GAP
Toshiba 40GB 9.5mm MK4018GAP
IBM 20GB 9.5mm IC25N020ATCS04
IBM 40GB 9.5mm IC25N040ATCS04
Floppy Disk Drive
Mitsumi D353G build -in- swap bay
DVD-ROM
MKE SR8176, F/W:ME34 (8x)
DVD + RW
KME UJDA720, (8/8/24X)
CD-ROM
Mitsumi SR243T1, F/W : L01J1 (24X)
CD-RW
KME UJDA340, (8/8/24X)
Keyboard
Darfon US
Touch Pad
Synaptics/TM41P-357
Inverter
Ambit
Sumida
Modem/Fax Module
Ambit 56K Modem/Fax Module (PCI) T60M283.00 3A
Mini-PCI module
Agere 802.11b mini-PCI module
Antenna
Neweb
Fan with cable
Panasonic 55*50*10 56MM 610
Adapter
Delta 70W ADP-65DB BE
LiteON 70W PA1700-02AC
Battery
Sanyo Li-ion (8 cell) 2000mAh BTP-39D1
Network Adapters
Ethernet/10baseT/100baseT
3Com EtherLink III 3C589D
3Com 10/100 16 bits Fast EtherLink 3C574-TX
D-Link Ethernet JITI DE-660
TDK Ethernet PC card Lan Adapter LAC-CD021
Xircom Credit Card Ethernet Adapter IIps PS-CE2-10
Xircom Credit Card Ethernet Adapter 10/100 CE3-10/100
IBM EtherJet PC Card EN533
Token Ring
Madge Smart 16/4 RingNode MK2 20-00
3Com 16/4 Token Ring PC card
Turbo 16/4 Token Ring PC Card 85H3629
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Appendix B
Item
Multifunction Card
Specifications
3Com Ethernet III LAN+33.6 Modem Global PC Card 3C563D-TP
3Com 10/100 Fast EtherLink LAN + 56K , 3CCFE56
D-Link Winconnect 33.6 LAN/FAX Modem DME-336
Megahertz PC Card 33.6 Ethernet-Modem with XJACK XJEM3336C
Xircom Credit Card Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56, CEM56-100
Xircom RealPort Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56K
CardBus
3Com Megahertz 10/100 LAN CardBus 3CCFE575BT
3Com Fast EhterLink XL cardbus 3C575-TX
Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 Mobile Adapter MBLA3200
TDK LAN 10/100 Base TX CardBus Card LAK-CB100X
D-Link Fast Ethernet CardBus 10/100 Mbps DFE-660
IBM 10/100 EtherJet CardBus Adapter (32-bit) 25L4B55
Xircom CardBus Ethernet 10/100 CBE-10/100BTX
Xircom RealPort CardBus 10/100 RBE-100
Others
Xircom Pocket Ethernet III PE3-10BT
Lucent Wave LAN IEEE 802.11 PCMCIA Card PC24E-H-FC
Modem Adapters
Modem (up to 56K)
Ambit T60M283
ActionTec DataLink 56Kbps FAX/Modem 744L1075
TDK K56Kflex Data/FAX Modem DF5633
Xircom Credit Card Modem 56 CM-56
USR Megahertz 56K Modem, XJ1560
Omron ME5614E Fax/Data Modem ME5614E
IBM 56K Double Jack Modem P/N02K4197
ISDN
USR Megahertz ISDN 128K CC128ST
IBM ISDN Internet PC card
I/O Peripheral
I/O - Display
Acer 211c 72211c
Acer View 76i 7176i
ViewSonic PF790
IBM 9514-B04 TFT monitor 9524B03 / 9514B04
Compaq Color monitor V70
NEC 20” color Monitor
I/O - Keyboard
IBM US English Keyboard (PS/AT style) 92G7454 / 92G7454
Acer 101 keyboard 6311
Microsoft natural keyboard (USB) e06401comb
Compaq keyboard
IBM Numeric Keypad III 07G0032 / 79F6408
Chicony, Keyboard USB KU-8933
I/O - Mouse
IBM PS/2 Mini Mouse II 07G0033 / 07G3159
IBM PS/2 Style Mouse (Black) 12J3615
Logitech Serial Mouse M-M35
Microsoft Intelli Mouse PS/2
Microsoft Intelli Mouse Optical x05-48976
Microsoft Intelli Mouse USB FDM-A50
Logitech USB Wheel Mouse M-UB48
Logitech USB Wheel Mouse M-UB48
Logitech MouseMan Wheel USB Comb for DOSV & iMac SM-72UPi
Logitech USB Wheel Mouse M-BB4B
Acer Aspire USB mouse (USB)
I/O Projector
Appendix B
NEC MultiSync MT-1040
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Item
I/O - Parallel (Printer)
Specifications
IBM Network Printer 17 431200X
HP LaserJet 6MP
HP DeskJet 880C MY95V150B0
EPSON Stylus Color 740 (USB)
Canon USB Printer BJC-430J BJC-430J
Canon Color BubbleJet BJC-600
I/O - Parallel (Scanner)
HP ScanJet 3300C Color Scanner (USB) MY97712194
Acer ACerScan Prisa 620s
I/O - USB
Sanwa USB HUB (Self Power)
USB HUB 4 PORT TI-CHIP W-USB104T
EIZO I. Station USB HUB OFTD0003AA
IOmega USB ZIP250MB pc or mac USB driver W/O#238063009
ELECOM USB HUB 4-PORT UH-4S
3Com USB 4 port TI-Chip Hub 3C19250
I/O - USB Modem
Best Data USB 56K V.90 Modem Speakerphone USB10032323
Blaster USB Blaster Modem 56K V9.0 DE5670
I/O - USB Ethernet
Belkin USB Ethernet adapter F5U111
Linksys USB Network Adpter USB-10T
I/O - USB (Speaker)
Panasonic USB Digital Speaker EAB-MPC57
AIWA Multimedia Digital Speaker System (USB) SC-UC78
JS USB Digital Speaker J3328
I/O - USB (Joystick)
Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro (USB) 326-00069
USB Rockfire Avant Garde Flightstick 81000369
I/O - USB Camera
Acer USB Video Capture Kit DVC-V6
Intel Digital Camera
Kodac DVC 300 (Digital Video Camera)
IBM PC Camera 51091000854
I/O Adapter
PCMCIA - SCSI
Adaptec SlimSCSI APA-1460
Adaptec 1480A slim SCSI CB
PCMCIA - CD-ROM
IBM Portable 20x Speed CD-ROM Drive w/ sound JP (1969011) / 5559-201
Panasonic 20x Portable CD-ROM Player
PCMCIA - ATA
Sundisk 15 MB
Viper 170E
IBM Travel Kit 340MB microdrive XHA27000
IBM Travel KIt 170MB Microdrive XHA26329
Sony Memory Stick (64MB) + PC Card adapter
Epson Flash Packer 6 MB FP67
PCMCIA - ZV
Margi DVD to go
PCMCIA - 1394
Melco IEEE 1394 interface PCMCIA Card NA/IFC - ILCB/DV
Sony DCR TRV-10/ACCKIT M90 1394 Camera w/ Video Capture PC card
Lacie IEEE1394 Fire Wire Hard Drive
Buffalo IEEE 1394 interface IFC-ILCB/DV Cardbus Card
SoftWare Compatibility Test
Office AP
Microsoft Office 2000 / XP
Lotus Smart Suit 2000 / M
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Ring Central Fax
Anti-Virus program Test
116
Virus-Scan Test
Appendix B
Item
Games
Specifications
The Settlers III (Support DirectX6)
Star Craft (For Win95 / 98/ NT)
World Cup 98-EASports (Support DirectX5)
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron-LucasArts
Blood2: The Chosen Monolith
NBA Live 2000 (Support DirectX6.1)
Mindtown Madness (Support DirectX6.0)
Quake III (Support Open GL)
WW II Fighters (Support Open GL)
Decent 3 (Support Open GL)
DemonStar (Support Direct Music)
Appendix B
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Appendix C
Online Support Information
This section describes online technical support services available to help you repair your Acer Systems.
If you are a distributor, dealer, ASP or TPM, please refer your technical queries to your local Acer branch
office. Acer Branch Offices and Regional Business Units may access our website. However some information
sources will require a user i.d. and password. These can be obtained directly from Acer CSD Taiwan.
Acer's Website offers you convenient and valuable support resources whenever you need them.
In the Technical Information section you can download information on all of Acer's Notebook, Desktop and
Server models including:
!
Service guides
!
User's manuals
!
Training materials
!
Main manuals
!
Bios updates
!
Software utilities
!
Spare parts lists
!
Chips
!
TABs (Technical Announcement Bulletin)
For these purposes, we have included an Acrobat File to facilitate the problem-free downloading of our
technical material.
Also contained on this website are:
!
Detailed information on Acer's International Traveller’s Warranty (ITW)
!
Returned material authorization procedures
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An overview of all the support services we offer, accompanied by a list of telephone, fax and email
contacts for all your technical queries.
We are always looking for ways to optimize and improve our services, so if you have any suggestions or
comments, please do not hesitate to communicate these to us.
Appendix C
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Appendix C
Index
A
Keyboard 79
Memory 79
Power Adapter 80
Power System Checkout 79
Touchpad 81
AC Adapter 27
ACPI 1.0a 20
AFLASH Utility 45
computer
APM 1.2 20
on indicator 11
Audio 23, 25
Core logic 25
Auxiliary Input Device Check 79
CPU
B
core voltage 20
I/O voltage 20
package 20
Removing 65
type 20
Battery 26
Battery Pack 57
battery pack
charging indicator 11
D
BIOS 20
DIMM 20
package 20
password control 20
ROM size 20
ROM type 20
vendor 20
Version 20
Combinations 21
external 58
package 20
removing 58
Speed 20
voltage 20
BIOS Setup Utility 31
Disassembly
BIOS Supports protocol 20
Battery Pack 57
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Module 60
Hard Disk Drive 61
LCD Module 63
Machine 53
Procedure Flowchart 55
BIOS Utility 31–??
Basic System Settings 33
Navigating 31
Startup Configuration 35
System Information 32
System Security 40
Display 3
Board Layout 4
display
Bottom View 5
Top View 4
hotkeys 15
Display Standby Mode 28
brightness
DMA Channel Assignment 30
hotkeys 15
C
DVD-ROM Interface 22
E
Cache
controller 20
size 20
caps lock
on indicator 11
CardBus 25
Check Procedures 78
Battery 80
Diskette Drive 78
External CD-ROM Drive 78
Index
Environmental Requirements 28
Error Messages 82
Error Symptoms 84
Indicator 85
LCD 84
Memory 85
PCMCIA 85
Power 85
Power Management 86
Speaker 85
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Error Symptom-to-Spare Part Index 82
External Diskette Drive Check 78
M
Machine Disassembly 53
F
Main Board
Removing 68
Features 1
Mechanical Specification 29
FIR 25
media access
Flash Utility 45
on indicator 11
Floppy Disk Drive Interface 22
Memory
FRU 95
Address Map 29
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 95
Memory Address Map 29
H
Memory Check 79
Microsoft Windows XP Environment Test 110
Hard disk 22, 25
Model Number Definitions 107
removing the 61
Modem 21
Hard Disk Standby Mode 28
Modem Combo Card
Hardware Specifications and Configurations 20
external 59
HDD 22, 25
Modem Power Cable
Hibernation Mode 28
Removing 70
Hibernation mode
hotkey 15
Hot Keys 12
N
Notebook Manager
I
hotkey 15
num lock
I/O Address Map 29
on indicator 11
Indicators 11
Intermittent Problems 88
IrDA 25
O
Online Support Information 119
IRQ Assignment Map 30
P
J
Jumper and Connector Locations 91
Top View 91
K
Keyboard 25
Removing 62
Keyboard Device Check 79
Panel 6
Bottom 10
left 6
Rear 8
right 8
Parallel Port 24
parallel port
setting in BIOS Utility 39
PC Card 11, 20, 25
L
PCMCIA 25
L2 cache 20
LAN/Modem Combo 21
LCD 26
DC-AC LCD Inverter 26
LCD Bezel
Removing 71, 72
LCD Bracket
Removing 73
PCMCIA Socket
Removing 69
Pentium III 20
POST 82
Power Management 28
Power System Check 79
Battery Pack 80
Power Adapter 80
Power System Checkout 79
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Index
PQA 48
Processor 20
R
System Utility Diskette 45
T
Temperature 28
RMA 95
Test Compatible Components 109
RTC 25
touchpad
Removing 64
hotkey 15
Touchpad Check 81
S
TouchPad Module
Screw List 56
Removing 66
Second Level Cache 20
Serial Port 24
speakers
Troubleshooting 77
U
Undetermined Problems 88
hotkey 15
Standby Mode 28
USB 25
Super I/O 25
utility
BIOS 31
System
Block Diagram 3
Layout 4
System Check Procedures 78
System Diagnostic Diskette 48
System Memory 20
V
Video 23
Resolutions 24
Video controller 25
System Utilities 31
Index
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Index