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Acer TravelMate 800 Series
Service Guide
Service guide files and updates are available
on the ACER/CSD web; for more information,
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SERVICE CD PART NO.: VD.T25V7.001
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Revision History
Please refer to the table below for the updates made on TravelMate 800 service guide.
Date
2003/04/22
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Chapter
Updates
Chapter 1
p.1 update Features/Performance Intel 855PM+ICH4
chipset
Chapter 1
p.26 PCMCIA Slot supports type II only
2003/04/28
Chapter 1
p.23 Add Bluetooth/Modem specification
2003/05/20
Chapter 1
p.22 Support Dimm Speed should be 266 MHz
Copyright
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Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual:
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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
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Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Outlook View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Front Open View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Left Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Right Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Bottom Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Lock Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Embedded Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
The Euro Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Launch Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
E-Mail Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Touchpad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Touchpad Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Chapter 2
System Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigating the BIOS Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Info. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BIOS Flash Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Diagnostic Diskette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 3
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disassembly Procedure Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the ODD Module / HDD Module / Memory / Wireless LAN card . . . . . .
Removing the ODD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Wireless LAN Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the LCD Module / Keyboard / Function Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Function Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disassembling the Main Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Removing the CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Main Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Modem / Bluetooth Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disassembling the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disassembling External Modules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disassembling the ODD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disassembling the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
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System Check Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
External Diskette Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
External CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power System Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Touchpad Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sound Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Index of Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intermittent Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Index of AFlash BIOS Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 5
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
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Appendix A
Model Definition and Configuration
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TravelMate 800 Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Main Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Appendix B
Test Compatible Components
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Microsoft® Windows® XP Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Appendix C
Index
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Online Support Information
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Chapter 1
System Specifications
Features
This computer was designed with the user in mind. Here are just a few of its many features:
Performance
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Intel® Pentium® M Processor, 1.3 GHz ~ 1.6GHz
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Intel 855PM (ODEM) + ICH4 chipset
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2 memory slots supporting DDR266 SDRAM (PC-2100), upgradeable to 2GB
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30 GB or higher capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk
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Microsoft Windows XP operating system / Windows 2000 operating system
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The 14.1" XGA TFT LCD with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, 16.7 million colors
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The 15.0" SXGA+ TFT LCD with 1400 x 1050 pixel resolution, 16.7 million colors
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The 15.0" UXGA TFT LCD with 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution, 16.7 million colors
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TravelMate 800 series notebook computer features an accelerated graphics port (AGP) video
system in the ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 chipset. This provides a robust solution and enables high
quality video output.
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Simultaneous LCD, external monitor or projector display
Display
Multimedia
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Build-in optical drive (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or DVD/CD-RW combo drive)
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14.1" or 15.0" XGA, SXGA+ or UXGA TFT LCD Panel
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Build-in stereo speakers
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Audio input and output jacks
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Built-in internal microphone
Connectivity
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Built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet connection
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Built-in 56Kbps fax/data modem
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Bluetooth function (optional) transmitting data at baud rate 11Mbps
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4 Universal Series Bus (USB) ports
Human-centric design and ergonomics
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All-in-one design (incorporating hard drive and optical drive)
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Rugged, yet extremely portable, construction
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Stylish appearance
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Full-size keyboard with 4 programmable launch keys
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Comfortable palm rest area with well-positioned touchpad
Expansion
Chapter 1
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Upgradeable memory modules and hard disk
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PC card slot enables a range of add-on options
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Keyboard and Pointing Device
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84-/85-/88-key Windows keyboard
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Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device
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One PCMCIA slot (type II or type III)
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One RJ-11 modem jack (V.90, 56K)
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One RJ-45 network jack (Ethernet 10/100 mbps)
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One DC-in jack
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One parallel port (ECP/EPP compliant)
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One VGA (external monitor) port
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One headphone-out jack (3.5mm minijack)
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One microphone-in jack (3.5mm minijack)
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One line-in jack (3.5mm minijack)
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Four Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
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One easy replicator port
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One TV-out port
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One IEEE-1394 port
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One Smart Card slot
I/O Ports
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Chapter 1
Block Diagram
Chapter 1
3
Board Layout
Top View
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4
TV-out connector
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Cardbus connector
2
VGA port
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IEEE-1394 connector
3
LCD cable connector
20
USB port
4
Internal microphone connector
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USB port
5
Parallel port
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USB port
6
Easy replicator port
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USB port
7
LAN connector
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Fan connector
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Modem connector
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CPU socket
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Adapter connector
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ODEM (North Bridge)
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CD/DVD-ROM module connector
27
BIOS
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Battery connector
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EC/KBC 87591
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DIMM socket 1
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OZ711MI
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Keyboard FFC connector
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TSB43AB21
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Touchpad FFC connector
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BCM4401
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Battery connector
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ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
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HDD module connector
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Lid close switch
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Speaker connector
Chapter 1
Bottom View
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Internal microphone cable connector
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South Bridge (ICH4-M)
2
Super I/O PC87391
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Internal microphone cable connector
3
MDC connector
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Headphone jack
4
Modem cable connector
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External microphone jack
5
DIMM socket 2
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Line-in jack
6
Smart Card connector
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RTC Battery socket
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Mini-PCI socket
Chapter 1
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Outlook View
A general introduction of ports allow you to connect peripheral devices, as you would with a desktop PC.
Front Open View
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Icon
Item
Description
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Display screen
Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer
output.
2
Power button
Turns on the computer.
3
Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a
computer mouse.
4
Click buttons (left,
center and right)
The left and right buttons function like the left and right
mouse buttons; the center button serves as a 4-way scroll
button.
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Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the
computer.
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Keyboard
Inputs data into your computer.
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Status indicators
LEDs (light-emitting diode) that turn on and off to show the
status of the computer, its functions and components.
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Launch keys
4 buttons that be programmed to launch Internet browser, Email program and to start frequently used applications.
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Microphone
Internal microphone for sound recording.
Chapter 1
Front Panel
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Chapter 1
Icon
Item
Description
Speaker
Outputs sound.
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Bluetooth button
Starts (optional) Bluetooth functionality.
3
Bluetooth indicator
Indicates that (optional) Bluetooth is enabled.
4
InviLink button
Opens (optional) wireless connectivity.
5
InviLink indicator
Indicates status of (optional) wireless communication.
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Latch
Latch for opening and closing the laptop.
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Infrared port
Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer, IRaware computer).
8
Battery indicator
Lights orange when the battery is charging.
Lights green when the battery is full.
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Power status indicator
Lights green when the power is on and orange when the
computer is in standby mode.
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Left Panel
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Icon
Item
Description
1
Four (4) USB 2.0 ports
Connect to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse,
USB camera).
2
IEEE 1394 port
Connects to IEEE 1394 devices.
3
Smart Card slot
Slot for Smart Card interface with pre-boot authentication
system.
4
Line-in jack
Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo
walkman).
5
Microphone Jack
Accepts input from external microphones.
6
Headphone/ Speaker/
Line-out jack
Connect to headphones or other line-out audio devices (speakers).
7
PC Card eject button
Ejects the PC Card from the slot.
8
PC Card slot
Accepts one Type II 16-bit PC Card or 32-bit CardBus PC
Card.
Chapter 1
Right Panel
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Chapter 1
Icon
Item
Description
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AcerMedia drive
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 jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
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Rear Panel
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Icon
Item
Description
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Modem jack
Connects to a phone line.
2
Network jack
Connect to an Ethernet 10/100-based network.
3
Expansion port
Connects to I/O port replicator or EasyPort expansion
devices.
4
Parallel port
Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel printer).
5
External display port
Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD
projector).
6
S-video
Connects t a television or display device with S-video input.
7
Security keylock
Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security
lock.
Chapter 1
Bottom Panel
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Item
Description
1
Icon
AcerMedia bay release
latch
Unlatches the AcerMedia drive for removing the optical drive.
2
AcerMedia bay
Houses an AcerMedia drive module.
3
Battery bay
Houses the computer’s battery pack.
4
Battery release latch
Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack.
5
Battery lock
Locks the battery in place.
6
Mini-PCI slot
Slot for adding mini-PCI cards.
7
Hard disk protector
Protects the hard disk from accidental bumps and vibration.
8
Hard disk bay
Houses the computer’s hard disk (secured by a screw).
9
Memory compartment
Houses the computer’s memory.
10
Cooling fan
Helps keep the computer cool.
Note: Don’t cover or obstruct the opening of the fan.
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Chapter 1
Personal identification
slot
Insert a business card or similar-sized identification card to
personalize your computer.
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Indicators
The computer has three easy-to-read status indicators below the display screen, and two on the front of the
computer.
The Battery and Power status indicators are visible even when you close the display.
Icon
Function
Description
Caps lock
Lights when Caps Lock is activated.
Num lock
Lights when Num Lock is activated.
Media Activity
Lights when the disc or AcerMedia is activated.
Battery
Lights orange when the battery is charging.
Lights green when the battery is full.
Power
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Lights green when the power is on and orange when the computer is
in standby mode.
Chapter 1
Lock Keys
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
Lock Key
Description
Caps Lock
When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase.
Num lock
(Fn-F11)
When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator
(complete with the arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /). Use this mode when you need to do a lot of
numeric data entry. A better solution would be to connect an external keypad.
Scroll lock
(Fn-F12)
Scroll Lock (Fn-F12)When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the
up or down arrow keys respectively. Scroll Lock does not work with some applications.
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Embedded Numeric Keypad
The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters
located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols
are not printed on the keys.
Desired Access
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Num Lock On
Num Lock Off
Number keys on embedded keypad
Type numbers in a normal manner.
Cursor-control keys on embedded
keypad
Hold Shift while using cursor-control
keys.
Hold Fn while using cursor-control
keys.
Main keyboard keys
Hold Fn while typing letters on
embedded keypad.
Type the letters in a normal manner.
Chapter 1
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)
+ E (Explores My Computer)
+ F (Finds Document)
+ M (Minimizes All)
Shift +
+ M (Undoes Minimize All)
+ R (Displays the Run... dialog box)
Application key
Chapter 1
Opens a context menu (same as a right-click).
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Hot Keys
The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like screen
brightness, volume output and the BIOS Utility.
To activate hot keys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key in the hot key combination.
Hot Key
Icon
Function
Description
Fn-F1
Hot key help
Displays help on hot keys.
Fn-F2
Setup
Accesses the computer’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.
See “Power management” on page 25.
See “Power management” on page 25.
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Fn-F5
Display toggle
Switches display output between the display screen,
external monitor (if connected) and both the display screen
and external monitor.
Fn-F6
Screen blank
Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press
any key to return.
Fn-F7
Touchpad toggle
Turns the internal touchpad on and off.
Fn-F8
Speaker toggle
Turns the speakers on and off.
Fn-↑
Volume up
Increases the speaker volume.
Fn-↓
Volume down
Decreases the speaker volume.
Chapter 1
Hot Key
Icon
Function
Description
Fn-→
Brightness up
Increases the screen brightness.
Fn-←
Brightness down
Decreases the screen brightness
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The Euro Symbol
If your keyboard layout is set to United States-International or United Kingdom or if you have a keyboard with a
European layout, you can type the Euro symbol on your keyboard.
NOTE: For US keyboard users: The keyboard layout is set when you first set up Windows. For the Euro
symbol to work, the keyboard layout has to be set to United States-International.
To verify the keyboard type in Windows Millennium Edition and Windows 2000, follow the steps below:
1.
Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel.
2.
Double-click on Keyboard.
3.
Click on the Language tab.
4.
Verify that keyboard layout used for En English (United States)” is set to United States-International. If not,
select and click on Properties; then select United States-International and click on OK.
If not, select and click on Properties; then select United States-International and click on OK.
5.
Click on OK.
To verify the keyboard type in Windows XP, follow the steps below:
1.
Click on Start, Control Panel.
2.
Double-click on Regional and Language Options.
3.
Click on the Language tab and click on Details.
4.
Verify that the keyboard layout used for "En English (United States)" is set to United States-International.
If not, select and click on ADD; then select United States-International and click on OK.
5.
Click on OK.
To type the Euro symbol:
1.
Locate the Euro symbol on your keyboard.
2.
Open a text editor or word processor.
3. Hold Alt Gr and press the Euro symbol.
NOTE: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com/
typography/faq/faq12.htm for more information.
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Chapter 1
Launch Keys
Located above the keyboard are five buttons. The left-most button is the power button. To the right of the
power button are the four launch keys. They are designated as the mail button, the web browser button, and
two programmable buttons (P1 and P2).
Launch Key
Default application
Email
Email application
Web browser
Internet browser application
P1
User-programmable
P2
User-programmable
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E-Mail Detection
Click right button at the Launch Manager icon on the taskbar and click on E-Mail Detection. In this dialog box,
you have the option to enable/disable mail checking, set the time interval for mail checking, etc. If you already
have an email account, you can fill in User Name, Password and POP3 Server in the dialog box. The POP3
Server is the mail server where you get your email.
Aside from the email checking function, there is a mail button that is used to launch the email application. It is
located above the keyboard right below the LCD.
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Touchpad
The built-in touchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the cursor
responds as you move your finger on the surface of the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest
provides optimal comfort and support.
NOTE: If you are using an external USB mouse, you can press Fn-F7 to disable the touchpad.
Touchpad Basics
The following teaches you how to use the touchpad:
t
Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor.
t
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.
t
Use the 4-way scroll (2) button (top/bottom/left and right) to scroll a page up, down, left or right.
This button mimics your cursor pressing on the vertical and horizontal scroll bars of Windows
applications.
Function
Left Button
Right Button
Scroll Button
Tap
Execute
Click twice
quickly
Tap twice (at the same speed as
double-clicking the mouse button)
Select
Click once
Tap once
Drag
Click and hold,
then use finger to
drag the cursor
on the touchpad
Tap twice (at the same speed as
double-clicking a mouse button) then
hold finger to the touchpad on the
second tap to drag the cursor
Access
context menu
Scroll
Click once
Click and hold
the button in
the desired
direction (up/
down/left/right)
NOTE: Keep your fingers dry and clean when using the touchpad. Also keep the touchpad dry and clean. The
touchpad is sensitive to finger movements. Hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response.
Tapping harder will not increase the touchpad’s responsiveness.
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Processor
Item
Specification
CPU type
Intel Pentium M 1.3GHz ~ 1.6GHz
CPU package
Micro-FCPGA
CPU core voltage
1.484V/0.956V
BIOS
Item
Specification
BIOS vendor
Acer
BIOS Version
1.0
BIOS ROM type
Flash ROM
BIOS ROM size
512KB
BIOS package
PLCC
Supported protocols
ACPI 1.0b, APM 1.2, PC Card 95, SM BIOS 2.3, EPP/IEE 1284, ECP/IEEE
1284 1.7 & 1.9, PCI 2.2, PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, USB, VESA VGA BIOS, BBC2B, CD-ROM bootable, Windows keyboard Microsoft Simple Boot Flag
BIOS password control
Set by setup manual
Second Level Cache
Item
Specification
Cache controller
Built-in CPU
Cache size
1MB
1st level cache control
Always enabled
2st level cache control
Always enabled
System Memory
Item
22
Specification
Memory controller
Intel ODEM
Onboard memory size
0MB
DIMM socket number
2 sockets
Supports memory size per socket
512MB
Supports maximum memory size
1024MB
Supports DIMM type
Synchronous DRAM
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
0MB
128MB
128MB
0MB
256MB
256MB
0MB
512MB
512MB
0MB
1024MB
1024MB
128MB
128MB
256MB
128MB
256MB
384MB
128MB
512MB
640MB
256MB
128MB
384MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
768MB
512MB
128MB
640MB
512MB
256MB
768MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
1024MB
1024MB
2048MB
NOTE: Above table lists some system memory configurations. You may combine DIMMs with various
capacities to form other combinations. .
LAN Interface
Item
Chipset
Specification
Broadcom BCM4401
Supports LAN protocol
10/100 Mbps
LAN connector type
RJ-45
LAN connector location
Right side
Modem/Bluetooth Interface
Item
Specification
Chipset
Agree Scorpio soft modem solution and CSR BC02 Bluetooth
chipset
Fax modem data baud rate (bps)
14.4K
Data modem data baud rate (bps)
56K
Supports modem protocol
V.92
Modem connector type
RJ-11
Modem connector location
Right side
Bluetooth data baud rate (bps)
11Mbps
Supply Votage
3.3V & 1.8V
Frequency Range
2.400-2.4835GHz
Antenna Load
50 Ohm
Receive Sensitivity
-80dBm@0.1% BER
Maximum receiver signal
-20dBm
TX Power
4 dBm maximum (class 2)
RF power control step size
2dB
Range
10 meters at 0dB TX power (class 2)
Radio
Compliant with bluetooth security provisions
Pico Net
1 master to 7 slaves
Operating channels
79 channnels of 1 MHz BW
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Modem/Bluetooth Interface
Item
Specification
Security
Full support of Bluetooth security provisions including hardware
support for full length 128 bit encryption keys
Hos Interface (USB)
USB specification 1.1 compliant and using MDC reserve pin to
communicate with Host
Hard Disk Drive Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & Model Name
Toshiba
30G (MK3021GAS)
Fujitsu
MHS2030AT
Capacity (MB)
30000
30000
Bytes per sector
512
512
Data heads
2
2
Drive Format
Disks
1
1
Spindle speed
4200 RPM
4200 RPM
2048KB
2048KB
Performance Specifications
Buffer size
Interface
ATA-2/ATA-3/ATA-4/ATA-5 support
ATA-2/ATA-3/ATA-4/ATA-5 support
Max. media transfer rate
(disk-buffer, Mbytes/s)
19.2 ~ 37.25
19.4 ~ 38.1
Data transfer rate
(disk-buffer, Mbytes/s)
100 MB/sec.
Ultra DMA mode-5
100 MB/sec.
Ultra DMA mode-5
5V(DC) +/- 5%
5V(DC) +/- 5%
DC Power Requirements
Voltage tolerance
DVD-ROM Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
DVD-ROM 8X QSI SDR-083
Performance Specification
With CD Diskette
With DVD Diskette
Transfer rate (KB/sec)
Sustained:
Typical 3.6 Mbytes/sec
Sustained:
Typical 10.8 Mbytes/sec
Data Buffer Capacity
512KBytes
Interface
IDE/ATAPI
Applicable disc format
DVD: DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-R (3.95G)
CD: CD-DA, CD-ROM (mode 1), CD-ROM XA (mode 2, form 1 and form 2), CD-I
(mode 2, form 1 and form 2), CD-I Ready, Photo CD, Video CD, Enhanced CD,
CD-TEXT, Karaoke CD, CD Plus, CD Extra, I-trax CD, CD-R and CD-RW
Loading mechanism
Soft eject (with emergency eject hole)
Power Requirement
Input Voltage
24
+5 V +/- 5 %
Chapter 1
Combo Drive Interface
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
DVD/CDRW QSI SBW-242
Performance Specification
With CD Diskette
With DVD Diskette
Transfer rate (KB/sec)
Sustained:
Typical 3.6 Mbytes/sec
Sustained:
Typical 10.8 Mbytes/sec
Data Buffer Capacity
512KBytes
Interface
IDE/ATAPI
Applicable disc format
DVD: DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18, DVD-R (4.7G), DVD+R (4.7G), DVD-RW,
DVD+RW,
CD: CD-ROM (mode 1), CD-ROM XA (mode 2, form 1 and form 2), CD-I (mode 2,
form 1 and form 2), CD-I Ready, Photo CD, Video CD, Mixed Mode CD-ROM
(Audio and Data Combined), CD-TEXT, Super Video CD, CD-R disc, CD-RW disc,
CD Extra
Loading mechanism
Soft eject (with emergency eject hole)
Power Requirement
Input Voltage
+5 V +/- 5 %
Audio Interface
Item
Specification
Audio Controller
Realtek ALC202A
Audio onboard or optional
Built-in
Mono or Stereo
Stereo
Resolution
20 bits digital to analog converter
18 bits analog to digital converter
Compatibility
Microsoft PC99, AC97 2.2, WLP2.0 audio requirement
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/2
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
ATI
Chip name
Mobility Radeon 9000
Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port
No
Graphic interfacet
4X AGP (Accelerated Graphic Port) bus
Maximum resolution (LCD)
1600*1200
Maximum resolution (CRT)
1280*1024
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Video Memory
Item Resolution
Specification
Fixed or upgradeable
Fixed
Video memory size
64MB
Parallel Port
Item
Specification
Parallel port controller
NS PC87391
Number of parallel port
1
Location
Rear side
Connector type
25-pin D-type connector, in female type
Parallel port function control
Enable/Disable/Auto by BIOS setup
Supports ECP/EPP/Bi-directional (PS/2
compatible)
Yes (set by BIOS setup)
Optional ECP DMA channel (in BIOS Setup)
DMA channel 1 and 3
Optional parallel port I/O address (in BIOS
Setup)
3BCh, 278h, 378h
Optional parallel port IRQ (in BIOS Setup)
IRQ7, IRQ5
IEEE 1394 Port
Item
Specification
1394 controller
TI TSB43AB21
Number of 1394 port
1
Location
Left panel
USB Port
Item
Specification
USB Compliancy Level
2.0
OHCI
USB 2.0
Number of USB port
4
Location
Left panel
Serial port function control
Enable/Disable/Auto by BIOS Setup
PCMCIA Slot / Smart Card
Item
26
Specification
PCMCIA controller
OZ 711M1
Supports card type
Type-II
Number of slots
One type-II
Access location
Left side
Supports ZV (Zoomed Video)
port
Supports 32 bit CardBus
YES (IRQ10)
Chapter 1
System Board Major Chips
Item
Controller
System core logic
Intel 855PM
Super I/O controller
NS PC87391
Audio controller
Realtek ALC202A
Video controller
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
Hard disk drive controller
Intel ICH4-M
Keyboard controller
NS 87591
RTC
Intel ICH4-M
Keyboard
Item
Specification
Keyboard controller
NS 87591
Keyboard vendor & model name
NS
Total number of keypads
84-/85/88-key
Windows 95 keys
Yes
Internal & external keyboard work
simultaneously
Yes
Battery
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
Sinplo / Sanyo
Battery Type
Li-ion
Pack capacity
4400mAH
Cell voltage
3.7V/cell
Number of battery cell
8
Package configuration
4 cells in series, 2 series in parallel
Package voltage
14.8V
LCD Inverter
Item
Specification
Vendor & model name
Ambit T181064.00
Input voltage (V)
8 (min.)
20 (max.)
Input current (mA)
520 (max.)
Output voltage (Vrms, no
load)
700 (typ.)
Output voltage frequency
(kHz)
50 (min.)
61 (max.)
Output Current/Lamp
lout (min.)
3.0mA / 4.0mA
Vadj = 0V
lout (max.)
5.5mA / 6.5mA
Vadj = 3.3V
NOTE: DC-AC inverter is used to generate very high AC voltage, the support to LCD CCFT backlight user,
and is also responsible for the control of LCD brightness. Avoid touching the DC-AC inverter area while
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the system is on.
LCD
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
QDI QD141X1LH12
LG LP150E02-A2P1
Hitachi TX38D81VC1CAB
AU B150XG01
Mechanical Specifications
LCD display area (diagonal, inch)
14.1
15.0
Display technology
TFT
TFT
Resolution
XGA (1024x768)
SXGA (1400X1050)
Supports color
16.7 million
16.7 million
Keyboard hotkey
Keyboard hotkey
Optical Specifications
Brightness control
Contrast control
No
No
Suspend/Standby control
Yes
Yes
Supply voltage for LCD display (V)
3.3
3.3
Supply voltage for LCD backlight
(Vrms)
660 (typ.)
690 (typ.)
Electrical Specifications
AC Adapter
Item
Vendor & model name
Specification
Delta 75W ADP-75FB A(WPFC) 3P
Lite-on 75W PA 1750-02CA(WPFC) 3P
Input Requirements
Maximum input current (A,
@90Vac, full load)
<1.5A @ 90Vac
<1.125A @ 180Vac
Nominal frequency (Hz)
47 - 63
Frequency variation range (Hz)
47 - 63
Nominal voltages (Vrms)
100 - 240
Inrush current
The maximum inrush current will be less than 75A and 188A when the adapter is
connected to 100Vac(60Hz) and 240Vac(50Hz) respectively.
Efficiency
It should provide an efficiency of 83% minimum, when measured at maximum
load under 115V(60Hz)
Output Ratings
DC output voltage
+18.8V~20.0V including the effects of line voltage variation, load current, ripple
and noise
Noise + Ripple
400mvp-p(20MHz bandwidth) for resistor load
Output current
0~3.95A
Input rated voltage
100/240V
Input currentt
1.5A @90Vac for Delta / 1.125A @90Vac for Lite-on
Dynamic Output Characteristics
Turn-on delay time
3 sec.
Hold up time
5 ms min. (115Vac, input full load)
Over Voltage Protection (OVP)
29 V
Short circuit protection
Output can be shorted without damage
Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
+/- 15kV (at air discharge)
+/- 8kV (at contact discharge)
Dielectric Withstand Voltage
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AC Adapter
Item
Specification
Primary to secondary
3000Vac (4242Vdc) 10mA for 1 second
Leakage current
100uA max (240Vac, 60Hz)
Regulatory Requirements
Internal filter meets:
1. FCC class B requirements
2. VDE 243/1991 class B requirements
3. CISPR 22 class B requirements
4. VCCI class II requirements
Power Management
Power Saving Mode
Phenomenon
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.
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)
Environmental Requirements
Item
Specification
Temperature
Operating
0 ~ +40°C
Non-operating
-20 ~ +60°C(unpacked)
Non-operating
Non (storage package)
Humidity
Operating
0% to 90% RH, non-condensing
Non-operating
20% to 90% RH, non-condensing (unpacked)
Non-operating
Non (storage package)
Vibration
Operating (unpacked)
5~500Hz: 1.0Grms (random)
Non-operating (unpacked)
5~500Hz: 2.16Grms (random)
Non-operating (packed)
5~500Hz: 2.16Grms (random)
Mechanical Specification
Item
Dimensions
Chapter 1
Specification
330 (W) x 272 (D) x 25.4-28.5 mm (H) for 14.1 inch LCD with DVD
model;
330 (W) x 277 (D) x 27.9-29.5 mm (H) for 15.0 inch LCD with DVD
mode
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Mechanical Specification
Item
Specification
Weight
2.56Kg (5.6 lbs) for 14.1 inch LCD with DVD model;
2.69Kg (5.9 lbs) for 15.0 inch LCD with DVD model
I/O Ports
4 USB ports, 1 VGA (external monitor) port, 1 microphone-in jack, 1
headphone-out jack, 1 Line-in jack, 1 RJ-11 modem jack, 1 RJ-45
Ethernet jack, 1 PCMCIA (type II or type III) slot, 1 parallel port (ECP/
EPP compliant), 1 DC-in jack for AC adapter, 1 easy replicator port, 1
1394 port, 1 Smart Card slot, and 1 TV-out port
Drive Bays
One
Material
Plastic
Indicators
Power Mode LED, Battery Charge LED, Caps Lock, Num Lock, Media
Activity LED, Bluetooth Activity and Wireless LAN Activity
Switch
Power
Memory Address Map
Memory Address
00100000h-000F0000h
Size
Function
512 KB
System BIOS
000CD000h-000C0000h
VGA BIOS
000C0000h-000A0000h
128 KB
Video memory (VRAM)
000A0000h-00000000h
640KB
Conventional memory
I/O Address Map
I/O Address
30
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
070-073
Real-time clock and NMI mask
080-08F
DMA page register
0A0-0A1
Interrupt controller-2
0C0-0DF
DMA controller-2
66, 62
Power management controller
0F0-0FF
Numeric data processor
170-177
2nd EIDE device (CD-ROM) select
1F0-1F7
1st EIDE device (hard drive) select
220-22F
Audio
240-24F
Audio (optional)
278-27F
Parallel port 3
378,37A
Paraller port 1
3B0-3BB
3C0-3DF
Video Controller
3F0h-3F7
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
3F0-3F7
Floppy disk controller
480-48F, 4D6
DMA controller-1
Chapter 1
I/O Address Map
I/O Address
4D0-4D1
CF8-CFF
Function
PCI configuration register
IRQ Assignment Map
Interrupt Channel
IRQ00
Function(Hardware)
System Timer
IRQ01
Keyboard
IRQ03
IrDA Fast Infrared Port
IRQ04
Communications Port (COM1)
IRQ05
LAN, USB
IRQ06
Free
IRQ07
Free
IRQ08
System CMOS / realtime clock
IRQ09
SCI IRQ used by ACPI bus, Wireless LAN
IRQ10
USB, Modem, VGA, MultiMedia Bay, 1394, Audio
IRQ11
O2 Micro Smart CardBus Reader
IRQ12
Synaptics PS/2 port pointing device
IRQ13
Numeric data processor
IRQ14
1st EIDE device (hard disk)
IRQ15
2nd EIDE device (CD-ROM drive)
DMA Channel Assignment
DMA Channel
Function (Hardware)
DRQ0
Reserved
DRQ1
IrDA Fast Infrared Port
DRQ2
Reserved
DRQ3
ECP printer port (LPT1)
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.
The setup function can only be invoked by pressing F2 when ² Press <F2> to enter Setup² message is
prompted on the bottom of screen during POST.
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Navigating the BIOS Utility
There are six menu options: Info., Main, System Devices, Security, Boot, and Exit.
Follow these instructions:
•
To choose a menu, use the cursor left/right keys.
•
To choose a parameter, use the cursor up/down keys.
•
To change the value of a parameter, press F5 or F6.
•
A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press Enter to expand this item.
•
Press Esc while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu.
•
In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing F9. You can also press F10 to save any
changes made and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
NOTE: You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in square brackets. Navigation keys for a
particular menu are shown on the bottom of the screen. Help for parameters are found in the Item
Specific Help part of the screen. Read this carefully when making changes to parameter values.
This menu provides you the information of the system.
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Info.
Parameter
Description
IDE1 Model Name
Shows the Model name of HDD installed on Primary IDE master. The hard disk model
name is automatically detected by the system. If there is no hard disk present or
unknown type, ²None² should be shown on this field.
IDE1 Serial Number
Shows the Serial number of HDD installed on Primary IDE master. If no Hard disk or
other devices are installed on Primary IDE master, then it will display a blank line.
Serial Number
This field displays the serial number of this unit
UUID Number
UUID=32bytes, visible when an internal LAN device is present
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Main
The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup
parameters. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters.
NOTE: The screen above is for reference only. Actual values may differ.
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The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
Format/Option
System Time
Sets the system time.
Format: HH:MM:SS
(hour:minute:second) System Time
System Date
Sets the system date.
Format MM/DD/YYYY (month/day/
year)
System Memory
This field reports the memory size of the system.
Memory size is fixed to 640MB
Extended Memory
This field reports the memory size of the
extended memory in the system.
System Date
Extended Memory size=Total memory size-1MB
Video Memory
This field reports the VGA memory size of the
system. Memory size is fixed to 64MB.
Fast Boot
Determines if Customer Logo will be displayed or
not; shows Summary Screen is disabled or
enabled.
Option: Enabled or Disabled
Enabled: Customer Logo is displayed, and
Summary Screen is disabled.
Disabled: Customer Logo is not displayed, and
Summary Screen is enabled.
Power on display
Auto: During power on process, the system will
detect if any display device is connected on
external video port. If any external display device
is connected, the power on display will be in CRT
(or projector) only mode. Otherwise it will be in
LCD only mode.
Enabled or Disabled
Both: Simultaneously enable both the integrated
LCD screen and the system's external video port
(for an external CRT or projector).
LCD Auto Dim
Determines if the system will automatically dim
the LCD brightness in order to save power when
AC is not present.
Option: Enabled or Disabled
NOTE: The sub-items under each device will not be shown if the device control is set to disable or auto. This is
because the user is not allowed to control the settings in these cases.
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System Devices
The System Devices screen contains parameters involving your hardware devices. It also provides advanced
settings of the system.
The table below describes the parameters in the screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
Parameter
Serial Port
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Description
Enables, disables or auto detects the serial port
Options
Disabled/Enabled/Auto
Parallel Port
Enables, disables or auto detects the parallel port
Disabled/Enabled/Auto
Mode
Sets the operation mode if the parallel port
Normal/Bi-directional/ECP/EPP
Base I/O address
Set the base I/O address for the parallel port.
378h/278h/3BCh
Interrupt
Set the interrupt for the parallel port
IRQ 5/IRQ 7
DMA channel
Set the DMA channel for the parallel port
DMA 1/DMA 3
Television type
Select TV standard
NTSC/PAL
PS/2 Mouse
Enables, disables or auto detects the PS/2
mouse
Disabled/Enabled/Auto Detect
Infrared Port (FIR)
Enables, disables or auto detects the infrared
port
Disabled/Enabled/Auto
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Security
The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized
use.
The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested
parameter settings.
Parameter
Description
Option
User Password is
Shows the setting of the uer password.
Clear or Set
Supervisor Password is
Shows the setting of the administrator
password
Clear or Set
HDD Password Is
HDD Master ID
Set User Password
Press Enter to set the user password. When
set, this password protects the BIOS Setup
Utility from unauthorized access.
Set Supervisor Password
Press Enter to set the administrator password.
When set, this password protects the BIOS
Setup Utility from unauthorized access.
Set HDD Password
Password on boot
Allows the user to specify whether or not a
password is required to boot.
Disabled or Enabled
NOTE: When you are prompted to enter a password, you have three tries before the system halts. Don’t forget
your password. If you forget your password, you may have to return your notebook computer to your
dealer to reset it.
Set User Password / Set Supervisor Password
Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password:
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1.
Move the cursor and highlight the Set Supervisor Password and press “Enter” , a window similar to the
following is shown:
2.
Type a password in field “Enter New Password”. The password length can not exceeds 8 alphanumeric
characters (0-9 or A-Z / a-z, not case sensitive). Re-enter password in field “Confirm New Password” for
verification.
3.
If the verification is OK, a window similar to the following is shown, press enter to complete.
After setting the password, the computer sets the Password parameter to "Set".
4.
If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter.
5.
When you are done, press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
IMPORTANT:Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the
screen.
If the current password entered does not match the actual current password:
If the new password and confirm new password strings do not match:
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Removing a Password
Follow these steps:
1.
Move the cursor and highlight the Set Supervisor Password and press "Enter", a window similar to the
following is shown:
2.
Type the current password in the Enter Current Password filed and press "Enter".
3.
Press "Enter" twice without typing anything in the Enter Password and Confirm New Password fields.
The computer then sets the Supervisor Password parameter to "Clear".
4.
When you have changed the settings, press ress F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
Changing a Password
1.
Move the cursor and highlight the Set Supervisor Password and press "Enter", a window similar to the
following is shown:
2.
Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press "Enter".
3.
Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password
field.
4.
Press "Enter" to complete password setting. After setting the password, the computer sets the Password
parameter to "Set".
5.
If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter.
6.
When you arre done, press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
Primary Harddisk Security
This feature is available to user when Supervisor password is set. Password can be written on HDD only when
Supervisor password or user password is set and password on HDD is set to enabled. Supervisor Password is
written to HDD when only Supervisor password is being set. User password is written to HDD when both
passwords are set. When both Supervisor and user passwords are present, both passwords can unlock the
HDD.
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Boot
This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices
includes the distette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM in module bay.
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Exit
The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use.
The table below describes the parameters in this screen.
Parameter
Exit Saving Changes
Description
Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.
Exit Discarding Changes
Exit utility without saving setup data to CMOS.
Load Setup Default
Load default values for all SETUP item.
Discard Changes
Load previous values from CMOS for all SETUP items.
Save Changes
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
•
Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted.
Use the Flash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM.
NOTE: If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery
Diskette before you use the Flash utility.
NOTE: Do not install memory-related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when you use the Flash.
NOTE: Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the Flash utility. If the battery pack does not
contain enough power to finish BIOS flash, you may not boot the system because the BIOS is not
completely loaded.
Fellow the steps below to run the Flash.
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1.
Prepare a bootable diskette.
2.
Copy the Phlash utilities to the bootable diskette.
3.
Then boot the system from the bootable diskette. The Flash utility has auto-execution function.
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System Diagnostic Diskette
This diagnostic diskette is for the Acer TravelMate 800 series notebook machine. You can find the utility in
Service CD kit. To use the diagnostic programs, first create a bootable diskette. Extract the diagnostic utility to
the bootable diskette. Then boot the system from the bootable (with diagnostic utility) diskette you create.
This program contains a readme.txt file. This readme.txt file will introduce each test utility and its functions.
New added description. Please pay attention to it. The diagnostics program we use for TravelMate 800 series
is not exactly the same as PQA (Product Quality Assurance), the diagnostic program we used to employ in
other model. The system diagnostic utilities is provided by Acer Headquarters. You can utilize it as a basic
diagnostic tool. To get this program, find it in the TravelMate 800 series service CD kit. To better fit local
service requirements, your regional office MAY have other diagnostic program. Please contact your regional
offices or the responsible personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details.
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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
•
Small Philips screw driver
•
Philips screw driver
•
Flat head screwdriver
•
Plastic flat head screwdriver
•
Tweezers
Hex driver
•
NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the
screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the components.
When you remove the stripe cover, please be careful not to scrape the cover.
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General Information
Before You Begin
Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following:
1.
Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals.
2.
Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system.
3. Remove the battery pack.
NOTE: TravelMate 800 series product uses mylar or tape to fasten the FFC/FPC/connectors/cable, you may
need to tear the tape or mylar before you disconnect different FFC/FPC/connectors.
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Disassembly Procedure Flowchart
The flowchart on the succeeding page gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence
and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to
remove the system board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in
that order.
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Screw List
Item
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Description
A
CPU FRAME NUT
B
Screw, #4-40UNF
C
Screw, M2.0X2.5NL
D
Screw, M2.0X3
E
Screw, M2.0X3NL
F
Screw, M2.0X5
G
Screw, M2.0X7
H
Screw, M2.0X0.4P+3FP-ZK(NL)
I
Screw, M2.5X12
J
Screw, M2.5X18
K
Screw, M2.5X3NL
L
Screw, M2.5X4
M
Screw, M2.5X5
N
Screw, M2.5X7NL
O
Screw, M2.5X9NL
P
Screw, M3.0X3
Q
Screw, TPB-1.7 3.5P-ZK(NL)
R
Thermal screw with spring
S
Thermal screw with white spring
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Removing the Battery Pack
1.
Press the battery lock and slide the battery latch.
2.
Then remove the battery pack.
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Removing the ODD Module / HDD Module / Memory / Wireless LAN
card
Removing the ODD Module
1.
Slide the optical disk drive latch and remove the optical disk drive.
Removing the HDD Module
1.
Unscrew the 2 screws as shown.
2.
Remove the hard disk drive door.
3.
Remove the hard disk drive module.
Removing the Wireless LAN Card
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1.
Unscrew the 1 screw that secures the mini PCI door.
2.
Remove the mini PCI door.
3.
Disconnect the right and the left wireless Lan antenna lines.
4.
Pop out and remove the wireless Lan card.
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Removing the Memory
1.
Unscrew the 1 screw that secures the Dimm door.
2.
Remove the Dimm door.
Removing the LCD Module / Keyboard / Function Keyboard
Removing the LCD Module
1.
Remove the middle cover as shown.
2.
Disconnect the LCD cable.
3.
Unscrew the 2 screws that secure the LCD module on one side.
4.
Then unscrew the other 2 screws on the other side.
5.
Remove the entire LCD module.
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Removing the Keyboard
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1.
Unscrew the 2 screws, marked as "K", on the bottom panel holding the keyboard.
2.
Turn the main unit over and unscrew 3 screws on the front panel.
3.
Disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board as shown.
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Removing the Function Key Board
1.
Unscrew 2 screws that secure the function keyboard.
2.
Then remove function keyboard from the main unit.
Disassembling the Main Unit
1.
Disconnect the long touchpad FFC from the main board.
2.
Unscrew the 1 screw and detach the right wireless LAN antenna as shown.
3.
Then unscrew the other screw and detach the left wireless LAN antenna.
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4.
Disconnect the speaker cable.
5.
Unscrew 19 screws on the bottom panel as shown.
6.
Turn the main unit over and remove the 1 screw on the front panel.
7.
Remove the top cover lens.
8.
Detach the front bezel off the main unit.
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Removing the Touchpad
1.
Disconnect the short touchpad cable from the touchpad board.
2.
Disconnect the long touchpad FFC from touchpad board.
3.
Unscrew four screws and remove the touchpad board.
4.
Disconnect and remove the short touchpad cable as shown.
Removing the Memory
1.
Pop up and remove the memory.
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Removing the Thermal Module
1.
Disconnect the fan connector.
2.
Unscrew five screws that secure the thermal module.
3.
Remove the thermal module.
Removing the CPU
1.
Turn the CPU lock anti-clockwise with a flat screwdriver as shown.
2.
Remove the CPU from the main board.
Removing the Main Board
1.
Disconnect the microphone cable.
2.
Unscrew 2 screws that secure the main board.
3.
Carefully remove the main board.
Removing the Modem / Bluetooth Card
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1.
Unscrew 2 screws that secure the modem/bluetooth combo card.
2.
Remove the modem/bluetooth combo card and disconnect the connector as shown.
3.
Disconnect the bluetooth antenna and modem cable from the modem/bluetooth combo card.
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Disassembling the LCD Module
1.
Remove 4 screw pads as shown.
2.
Unscrew the 4 screws holding the LCD bezel.
3.
Detach LCD bezel carefully from LCD module as shown.
4.
Disconnect LCD inverter from the LCD module cautiously.
5.
Unscrew 10 screws holding the LCD brackets to the LCD panel, 5 on each side.
6.
Take LCD out of LCD panel.
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7.
Unscrew 4 screws holding the right and the left LCD brackets, 2 on each side.
8.
Remove the right and the left LCD brackets as shown.
9.
Tear off electric conductive tape that secures the LCD wire, and disconnect the LCD wire.
Disassembling External Modules
Disassembling the ODD Module
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1.
Remove 6 screws that secure the ODD module as shown.
2.
Slide the optical disk drive out off the ODD bracket.
3.
Remove the ODD board from the ODD bracket.
4.
Use a pin to press the emergency eject slot to open the ODD as shown.
5.
Unscrew the 1 screw holding the ODD door.
6.
Remove the ODD door.
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Disassembling the HDD Module
1.
Remove 4 screws holding the HDD bracket.
2.
Take out the hard disk drive.
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Troubleshooting
Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems.
NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test this model (TravelMate 800 series). Non-Acer products,
prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses.
1.
Obtain the failed symptoms in as much detail as possible.
2.
Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating
the same operation.
3.
If any problem occurs, you can perform visual inspection before you fellow this chapter’s instructions. You
can check the following:
power cords are properly connected and secured;
there are no obvious shorts or opens;
there are no obviously burned or heated components;
all components appear normal.
4.
After you perform visual inspection you can also verify the following:
ask the user if a password is registered and, if it is, ask him or her to enter the password.
verify with the customer that Wndows XP is installed on the hard disk. Operating systems that
were not preinstalled by Acer can cause malfunction.
make sure all optional equipment is removed from the computer.
make sure the floppy disk is empty.
5.
Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which page to go to.
Symptoms (Verified)
Go To
Power failure. (The power indicator does not go
on or stay on.)
“Power System Check” on page 65.
POST does not complete. No beep or error
codes are indicated.
“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on page 69
POST detects an error and displayed messages
on screen.
“Error Message List” on page 70
The diagnostic test detected an error and
displayed a FRU code.
“System Diagnostic Diskette” on page 45
Other symptoms (i.e. LCD display problems or
others).
“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on page 69
Symptoms cannot be re-created (intermittent
problems).
Use the customer-reported symptoms and go to “Power-On SelfTest (POST) Error Message” on page 69
“Undetermined Problems” on page 76
“Intermittent Problems” on page 75
“Undetermined Problems” on page 76
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System Check Procedures
External Diskette Drive Check
Do the following steps to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic
diskette is required.
NOTE: Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause
damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail.
Do the following to select the test device. See “System Diagnostic Diskette” on page 45 for details.
1.
The FDD heads can become dirty over time, affecting their performance. Use an FDD cleaning kit to clean
the heads. If the FDD still does not function properly after cleaning, go to next step.
2.
Boot from diagnostic program (see“System Diagnostic Diskette” on page 45)
3.
If an error occurs with the internal diskette drive, reconnect the diskette connector on the main board.
If the error still remains:
1.
Reconnect the external diskette drive module.
2.
Replace the external diskette drive module.
3.
Replace the main board.
External CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive Check
Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD-ROM/DVD-ROM. Make sure that the CDROM does not have any label attached to it. The label can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive
to fail.
Do the following to select the test device:
1.
Insert an audio CD into the CD/DVD drive. If the CD/DVD drive can read the data from the audio CD. The
drive does not have problem, then go to next step. If the CD/DVD LED on the front panel does not emit
light as it read the data from the audio CD, then go to next step. However, if the CD/DVD drive can not
read data from the audio CD, you may need to clean the CD/DVD drive with a CD/DVD drive cleaning
disk.
2.
Make sure that the appropriate driver has been installed on the computer for the CD/DVD drive.
3.
Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program (refer to “System Diagnostic
Diskette” on page 45.)
4.
See if CD-ROM Test is passed when the program runs to CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Test.
5.
Follow the instructions in the message window.
If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the main board. If the error still remains:
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1.
Reconnect the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM module.
2.
Replace the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM module.
3.
Replace the main board.
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Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check
Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested.
If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected character appears, make sure that the flexible cable
extending from the keyboard is correctly seated in the connector on the main board.
If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test. See “System Diagnostic Diskette” on page
45 for more details.
If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU:
1.
Reconnect the keyboard cables.
2.
Replace the keyboard.
3.
Replace the main board.
The following auxiliary input devices are supported by this computer:
•
Embedded Numeric Keypad
•
External keyboard
If any of these devices do not work, reconnect the cable connector and repeat the failing operation.
Memory Check
Memory errors might stop system operations, show error messages on the screen, or hang the system.
Currently, we do not provide memory test program. However, if you need to check memory but have no testing
program or diagonositc utility at hand, please go to http://www.passmark.com to download the shareware
“BurnIn Test V.3.0”. You may test the memory with this program under Window XP environment.
NOTE: Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. A loose connection can cause an error.
Power System Check
To verify the symptom of the problem, power on the computer using each of the following power sources:
1.
Remove the battery pack.
2.
Connect the power adapter and check that power is supplied.
3.
Disconnect the power adapter and install the charged battery pack; then check that power is supplied by
the battery pack.
If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate power supply check in the following list:
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“Check the Power Adapter” on page 66
•
“Check the Battery Pack” on page 67
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Check the Power Adapter
Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power
adapter cable. See the following figure
Pin 1: 19V
Pin 2: 0V, Ground
1.
If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adapter.
2.
If the voltage is within the range, do the following:
•
Replace the main board.
•
If the problem is not corrected, see “Undetermined Problems” on page 76.
If the voltage is not correct, go to the next step.
•
NOTE: An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate a defect.
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3.
If the DC-IN indicator does not light up, check the power cord of the power adapter for correct continuity
and installation.
4.
If the operational charge does not work, see “Check the Power Adapter” on page 66.
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Check the Battery Pack
To check the battery pack, do the following:
From Software:
1.
Check out the Power Options in control Panel
2.
In Power Meter, confirm that if the parameters shown in the screen for Current Power Source and Total
Battery Power Remaining are correct.
3.
Repeat the steps 1 and 2, for both battery and adapter.
4.
This helps you identify first the problem is on recharging or discharging.
From Hardware:
1.
Power off the computer.
2.
Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery terminals 1(+) and 6(ground).
3.
If the voltage is still less than 7.5 Vdc after recharging, replace the battery.
4.
If the voltage is within the normal range, run the diagnostic program.
To check the battery charge operation, use a discharged battery pack or a battery pack that has less than 50%
of the total power remaining when installed in the computer.
If the battery status indicator does not light up, remove the battery pack and let it return to room temperature.
Re-install the battery pack.
If the charge indicator still does not emit, replace the battery pack. If the charge indicator still does not light up,
replace the DC/DC charger board.
Touchpad Check
If the touchpad doesn’t work, do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a
non-defective FRU:
1.
After rebooting, run Touch pad/PS2 Mode Driver.
2.
Run utility with the PS/2 mouse function and check if the mouse is working.
3.
If the PS/2 mouse does not work, then check if the main board to switch board FPC is connected well.
4.
If the main board to switch board FPC is connected well, then check if the touch pad FPC connects to the
main board properly.
5.
If there is still an error after you have connected the touch pad FPC to the main board properly, then
replace the touch pad or touch pad FPC. The touch pad or touch pad FPC may be damaged.
6.
Replace switch board.
7.
If the touch pad still does not work, then replace the FPC on Track Pad PCB.
After you use the touchpad, the pointer drifts on the screen for a short time. This self-acting pointer movement
can occur when a slight, steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. This symptom is not a hardware
problem. No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time.
Display Check
1.
Connect an external display to the computer’s external monitor port, the boot the computer. The computer
can automatically detect the external display. Press Fn+ p to switch to the external display.
2.
If the external display works fine, the internal LCD may be damaged. Then perform the following steps:
Make sure the DDRRAM module is seated properly. Then run the diplay test again. If the problem
still exists, go to next step.
Replace the inverter board, then run the display test program again. If the problem still occurs, go
on next step.
Replace the LCD module with a new one then run the display test again. If the probelm still
happens, continue next step.
Replace LCD/FL cable with a new one then execute the display diagnostic again. If the problem
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still occurs, continue next step.
Replace the CPU with another of the same specifications. If the problems still occurs, go to next
step.
The main board may be damaged. Replace main board.
3.
If the external monitor has the same problem as the internal monitor, the main board may be damaged.
Please insert the diagnostic disk and run the display test program and go through the sub-steps under
step 2.
Sound Check
To determine if the computer’s built-in speakers are functioning properly, perform the following steps. Before
you start the steps below, adjust the speaker volume to an appropriate level.
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1.
Try different audio sources. For example, employ audio CD and ditital music file to determine whether the
fault is in the speaker system or not. If not all sources have sound problem, the problem is in the source
devices. If all have the same problem, continue next step.
2.
Connect a set of earphone or external speakers. If these devices work fine, go to next step. If not, then the
main board may be defective or damaged. Replace the main board.
3.
Follow the disassembling steps in Chapter 3. Esure the speaker cable is firmly connected to the main
board. If the speaker is still a malfunction, go on next step.
4.
If the speakers do not sound properly, the speakers may be defective or damaged. Replace the speakers.
If the problem still occurs, then replace the main board.
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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 76.
The following lists the error messages that the BIOS displays on the screen and the error symptoms classified
by function.
NOTE: Most of the error messages occur during POST. Some of them display information about a hardware
device, e.g., the amount of memory installed. Others may indicate a problem with a device, such as the
way it has been configured.
NOTE: If the system fails after you make changes in the BIOS Setup Utility menus, reset the computer, enter
Setup and install Setup defaults or correct the error.
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Index of Error Messages
Error Message List
Error Messages
0200 Failure Fixed Disk
FRU/Action in Sequence
Hard disk error detected.
Check to see if fixed disk is attached properly.
Enter the BIOS Setup Utility and verify the hard disk is detected.
0211 Keyboard error
see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 65.
0212 Keyboard Controller Failed
see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 65.
0213Keyboard locked - Unlock key switch
Unlock the system to proceed.
0220 Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run
SETUP
Display device mismatch.
May require replacing the keyboard controller.
0230 System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
Enter the BIOS Setup Utility and verify the parameters (try loading
the default settings); then save and restart the computer.
Shadow RAM test failed
Main board
0231 Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
System RAM test failed
Main board
0232 Extended RAM Failed at address line: nnnn Extended RAM test failed
Main board
0250 System battery is dead - Replace and run
SETUP
CMOS clock battery needs to be replaced. Replace the battery and
run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
0251 System CMOS checksum bad - Default
configuration used
CMOS has been corrupted or modified incorrectly.
Run BIOS Setup Utility and verify the parameters; then save and
restart the computer.
Check the system battery.
0260 System timer error
System timer test fiailed, and the main board needs to be repaired.
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
Main board
0270 Real time clock error
RTC battery
Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot
system.
Main board
0280 Previous boot incomplete - Default
configuration used
Previous boot-up was not copleted successfully.
Enter the BIOS Setup Utility and verify the parameters (try loading
the default settings); then save and restart the computer.
RTC battery
Main board
0281 Memory size found by POST differed from
EISA CMOS
Run “Load Setup Defaults” in BIOS Setup Utility.
02B0 Diskette drive A error
Drive A: or B: is present but fails the BIOS POST diskette tests.
Main board
Check the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in BIOS
Setup Utility
Check if the diskette drive is attached correctly.
See “External Diskette Drive Check” on page 64.
02B2 Incorrect Drive A type - run SETUP
Type of floppy drive A: not correctly identified in Setup.
Main board
02D0 System cache error - Cache disabled
RAM cache failed and BIOS disabled the cache.
On older boards, check the cache jummpers. You may have to
replace the cache.
Main board
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Error Message List
Error Messages
02F0 CPU ID
FRU/Action in Sequence
CPU socket number for Multi-Processor error.
Main board
02F4 EISA CMOS not writeable
System unable to write to EISA CMOS.
Main board
02F5 DMA Test Failed
System unable to write to DMA (Direct Memory Access) registers.
Main board
02F6 Software NMI Failed
System unable to generate software NMI (Non-Maskable Interrupt).
Main board
02F7 Fail-Safe Timer NMI Failed
Fail-Safe Timer takes too long.
Invalid System Configuration Data
Error with NVRAM (CMOS) data.
Main board
Enter the BIOS Setup Utility and verify the parameters (try loading
the default settings); then save and restart your computer.
Main board
Operating system not found
Operating system cannot be found on the boot device.
Enter the BIOS Setup Utility and verify the parameters (try loading
the default settings); then save and restart the computer.
Recover hard disk.
Reinstall the operating system.
Parity Check 1 nnnn
Parity error found on system bus. BIOS attempts to locate the
address and display it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address,
it displays.
Parity Check 2 nnnn
Parity error found on I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address
and display it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it
displays .
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Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message
LCD-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Action in Sequence
LCD is too dark
Enter BIOS Utility to execute “Load Setup Defaults” on Exit screen,
then reboot system.
LCD brightness cannot be adjusted
Reconnect the LCD connectors.
LCD contrast cannot be adjusted
Keyboard (if contrast and brightness function key doesn't work).
LCD backlight doesn't work
LCD cable
LCD inverter
LCD
Main board
Unreadable LCD screen
Reconnect the LCD connector
Missing pels in characters
LCD cable
Abnormal screen
LCD inverter
Wrong color displayed
LCD
Main board
LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines
displayed.
LCD inverter
LCD cable
LCD
Main board
Indicator-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Indicator incorrectly remains off or on, but system
runs correctly
Action in Sequence
Reconnect the inverter board
Inverter board
Main board
Power-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Power shuts down during operation
Action in Sequence
Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power
System Check” on page 65.
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 65“.
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 65.
Hold and press the power switch for more than 4 seconds.
Main board
Battery can’t be charged
See “Check the Power Adapter” on page 66.
Battery pack
Main board
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PCMCIA-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
System cannot detect the PC Card (PCMCIA)
Action in Sequence
See “System Diagnostic Diskette” on page 45. Please run Sycard 32
Bit test.
PCMCIA slot assembly
Main board
PCMCIA slot pin is damaged.
PCMCIA slot assembly
Memory-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Memory count (size) appears different from
actual size.
Action in Sequence
DIMM
Main board
Speaker-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
In Windows, multimedia programs, no sound
comes from the computer.
Action in Sequence
See “Sound Check” on page 68
Audio driver
Speaker
Main board
Internal speakers make noise or emit no sound.
See “Sound Check” on page 68
Speaker
Main board
Power Management-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
The system will not enter hibernation
Action in Sequence
Keyboard (if control is from the keyboard)
Hard disk drive
Main board
The system doesn't enter hibernation mode and
four short beeps every minute.
Press Fn+F4 and see if the computer enters hibernation mode.
Touchpad
Keyboard
Hard disk connection board
Hard disk drive
Main board
The system doesn’t enter standby mode after
closing the LCD
LCD cover switch
The system doesn't resume from hibernation
mode.
Hard disk connection board
Main board
Hard disk drive
Main board
The system doesn't resume from standby mode
after opening the LCD.
LCD cover switch
Battery fuel gauge in Windows doesn’t go higher
than 90%.
Remove battery pack and let it cool for 2 hours.
Main board
Refresh battery (continue use battery until power off, then charge
battery).
Battery pack
Main board
System hangs intermittently.
Reconnect hard disk drives.
Hard disk drive connector
Main board
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Peripheral-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
System configuration does not match the
installed devices.
Action in Sequence
Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Setup defaults”, then
reboot system.
Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM/diskette drives.
External display does not work correctly.
See “System Diagnostic Diskette” on page 45
See if there is an error beep. If there is an erro beep, then change
main board.
Power off. Then check if RAM CPU BIOS are well-connected.
Press Fn+F5 three times slowly
LCD FPC
LCD inverter
LCD
USB does not work correctly
USB device cable is firmly connected into the USB ports. Test one
USB port each time.
USB socket is firmly secured to the main board.
Main board
Print problems.
Ensure the “Parallel Port” in the “System Devices” of BIOS Setup
Utility is set to Enabled.
Onboard Devices Configuration
Run parallel port test
Printer driver
Printer cable
Printer
Main board
Keyboard/Touchpad-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Keyboard (one or more keys) does not work.
Action in Sequence
Reconnect the keyboard cable.
Keyboard
Main board
Touchpad does not work.
Reconnect touch pad cable. Modem port is secured to the main
board
Touch pad FPC
Audio/Touch pad board
Main board
Modem-Related Symptoms
Symptom / Error
Internal modem does not work correctly.
Action in Sequence
Ensure the telephone cable is firmly plugged into the telephone wall
socket and the modem port of the computer.
Modem phone port is secured to the main board.
modem combo board
Main board
NOTE: If you cannot find a symptom or an error in this list and the problem remains, see “Undetermined
Problems” on page 76.
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Intermittent Problems
Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with a
hardware defect, such as: cosmic radiation, electrostatic discharge, or software errors. FRU replacement
should be considered only when a recurring problem exists.
When analyzing an intermittent problem, do the following:
1.
Run the diagnostic test for several times to isolate the problem.
2.
If no error is detected, do not replace any FRU.
3.
If any error is detected, replace the FRU. Rerun the test to verify that there are no more errors.
If an error is detected by the main battery test, see “Check the Power Adapter” on page 66
If an error is detected by the display test, see “Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message” on page
72 .
If an error is detected by the floppy disk drive test, see “External Diskette Drive Check” on page 64.
If an error is detected by the keyboard test, see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on
page 65.
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75
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 65):
76
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/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
Chapter 4
Index of AFlash BIOS Error Message
Error Message
Action in Sequence
Hardware Error
See “System Diagnostic Diskette” on page 45
VPD Checksum Error
Reboot the system and then restest with this diskette.
BIOS Update Program Error
Turn off the power and restart the system.
System Error
Make sure this AFlash BIOS diskette for this model.
Without AC adapter
make sure to connect AC adapter
Battery Low
make sure to install a highly charged battery, and reboot
system.
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Chapter 5
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of TravelMate 800
series products. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise
Authorization).
Please note that WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, you should check the most up-to-date information available
on your regional web or channel. For whatever reasons a part number change is made, it will not be noted on
the printed Service Guide. For ACER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a
DIFFERENT part number code from those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use
the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer
machines.
NOTE: To scrap or to return the defective parts, you should follow the local government ordinance or
regulations on how to dispose it properly, or follow the rules set by your regional Acer office on how to
return it.
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Exploded Diagram
THE SYSTEM
80
Chapter 5
LCD
Chapter 5
81
DVD ASSY
NOTE: The exploded diagrams for CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and DVD-RW combo module are very similar.
Therefor, we put only DVD ASSY exploded diagram for your reference. Please also refer to the FRU list
below for more information on different models and part numbers. This diagram only explains the
relevant location of each part. The parts on the exploded diagrams may be a slightly different from its
actual looks.
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HDD (W/O HDD) ASSY
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CATEGORY
No.
PARTNAME
PART NO.
CPU/Processor
34-THE
SYSTEM
INTEL BANIAS 1.3GHz 1M 1.35V UFCPGA2
KC.BS001.13G
INTEL BANIAS 1.4GHz 1M 1.48V UFCPGA2
KC.BS001.14G
INTEL BANIAS 1.5GHz 1M 1.48V UFCPGA2
KC.BS001.15G
INTEL BANIAS 1.6GHz 1M 1.48V UFCPGA2
KC.BS001.16G
Memory
8-THE
SYSTEM
256MB INFINEON HYS64D32020 GDL-7-B
KN.25602.001
256MB MICRON MT8VDDT3264HDG-265C3(16MX16)
KN.25604.004
256MB ELPIDA W30256A6EPI652A
KN.25609.001
512MB MICRON MT16VDDS6464HG-265B4
KN.51204.002
512MB INFINEON HYS64D64020GBDL-7-B 64MX64
(.14U)
KN.51202.003
LCD MODULE 14.1" TFT XGA IDT IAXG15
6M.T25V7.011
LCD MODULE 14.1" TFT XGA QDI QD14.11XLH12
6M.T25V7.012
LCD MODULE 15" TFT SXGA+ AU B150PG01
6M.T25V7.017
LCD
LCD 14.1"
AND LCD
15"
001-LCD
14.1" AND
LCD 15"
32-THE
SYSTEM
84
LCD MODULE 15" TFT SXGA HITACHI TX38D91VC1FAB
6M.T25V7.018
LCD MODULE 15” TFT SXVGA+ LG LG150E02A2P1
6M.T25V7.019
LCD 14.1" TFT XGA IDT IAXG15
LK.14108.001
LCD 14.1" TFT XGA QDI QD14.11XLH12
LK.14109.003
LCD 15" TFT SXGA+ AU B150PG01
LK.15005.002
LCD 15" TFT SXGA HITACHI TX38D91VC1FAB
LK.15004.005
LCD 15" TFT SXGA+ LG LG150E02-A2P1
LK.15008.004
LCD COAXIAL CABLE 14.1" FOR IDT
50.T25V7.011
LCD COAXIAL CABLE 14.1" FOR QDI
50.T25V7.012
LCD COAXIAL CABLE 15" FOR AU SXGA+
50.T25V7.017
LCD COAXIAL CABLE 15" FOR HITACHI SXGA+
50.T25V7.018
LCD COAXIAL CABLE 15" FOR LG SXGA+
50.T25V7.019
003-LCD
14.1" AND
15"
INVERTER BOARD W/MAYLAR E AMBIT T18I064.00
19.T23V7.001
LCD INVERTER W/MAYLAR (SUMIDA- IV12129/T)
19.T23V7.002
104-LCD
14.1" and
LCD 15"
LCD BRACKET 14.1" RIGHT W/HINGE
33.T25V7.004
LCD BRACKET 15" RIGHT W/HINGE
33.T25V7.006
Chapter 5
CATEGORY
No.
PARTNAME
PART NO.
103-LCD
14.1" and
LCD 15"
LCD BRACKET 14.1" LEFT W/HINGE
33.T25V7.005
LCD BRACKET 15" LEFT W/HINGE
33.T25V7.007
102-LCD
14.1" and
LCD 15"
LCD PANEL WITH LOGO 14.1"
60.T25V7.003
LCD PANEL WITH LOGO 15"
60.T25V7.005
LCD LATCH KIT W/SPRING
6K.T25V7.001
LCD BEZEL 14.1"
60.T25V7.004
LCD BEZEL 15"
60.T25V7.006
PCMCIA SLOT
21.T18V5.001
HDD 2.5" 30G TOSHIBA NEPTUNE MK3021GAS
4200RPM
KH.33004.001
HDD 30GB/2.5 IN./4200RPM/HITACHI EUCALYPTUS
DK23EA/30
KH.33005.002
HDD 2.5" 30G FUJITSU MHS2030AT 4200RPM
KH.03006.001
HDD 2.5" 40G TOSHIBA NEPTUNE MK4021GAS
4200RPM
KH.34004.001
HDD 2.5" 40G HITACHI EUCALYPTUS DK23EA/-40
4200RPM
KH.34005.002
HDD 2.5" 40G FUJITSU MHS2040AT 4200RPM
KH.04006.001
HDD 2.5" 60G TOSHIBA NEPTUNE MK6021GAS
4200RPM
KH.36004.001
HDD 2.5" 60G HITACHI EUCALYPTUS DK23EA/-60
4200RPM
KH.06005.001
HDD 2.5" 60G FUJITSU MHS2060AT 4200RPM
KH.06006.001
HDD 2.5" 60G TOSHIBA NEPTUNE MK6022GAS
5400RPM
KH.06004.001
101-LCD
14.1" AND
LCD 15"
PCMCIA SLOT / PC CARD SLOT
HDD/HARD DISK DRIVE
47-HDD
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CATEGORY
No.
PARTNAME
PART NO.
48-HDD
HDD COVER
42.T23V7.010
46-HDD
HDD CASE
33.T23V7.004
COMBO DRIVE
DVD ASSY DVD-RW COMBO MODULE 24X QSI SBW-242
6M.T23V7.005
DVD-RW COMBO MODULE 24X KME UJDA740
6M.T23V7.006
DVD/CDRW COMBO DRIVE 24X QSI SBW-242
KO.24X07.002
DVD/CDRW KME UJDA740 24x10x24x8x
KO.24X03.001
51-DVD
ASSY
DVD-RW COMBO BEZEL FOR QSI
42.T23V7.008
DVD-RW COMBO BEZEL FOR MKE
42.T23V7.009
43-DVD
ASSY
OPTICAL DEVICE HOLDER
33.T23V7.003
4-DVD
ASSY
OPTICAL DEVICE BOARD
55.T23V7.003
KEYBOARD
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No.
20-THE
SYSTEM
PARTNAME
PART NO.
KEYBOARD DARFON US International NSK-A641D
84KEYS
KB.T2307.001
KEYBOARD DARFON UK NSK-A640U 85KEYS
KB.T2507.002
KEYBOARD DARFON German NSK-A640G 85KEYS
KB.T2507.003
KEYBOARD DARFON Italian NSK-A640E 85KEYS
KB.T2507.004
KEYBOARD DARFON Chinese NSK-A6402 84KEYS
KB.T2307.002
KEYBOARD DARFON French NSK-A640F 85KEYS
KB.T2507.006
KEYBOARD DARFON Swiss/G NSK-A6400 85KEYS
KB.T2507.007
KEYBOARD DARFON Spanish NSK-A640S 85KEYS
KB.T2307.003
KEYBOARD DARFON Portuguese NSK-06 85KEYS
KB.T2507.009
KEYBOARD DARFON Arabic NSK-A640A 84KEYS
KB.T2507.010
KEYBOARD DARFON Thai NSK-A6403 84KEYS
KB.T2307.004
KEYBOARD DARFON Belgium NSK-A641A 85KEYS
KB.T2507.012
KEYBOARD DARFON Sweden NSK-A640W 85KEYS
KB.T2507.013
KEYBOARD DARFON Czech NSK-A640C 85KEYS
KB.T2507.014
KEYBOARD DARFON Hungaian NSK-A640Q 85KEYS
KB.T2507.015
KEYBOARD DARFON Norway NSK-A640N 85KEYS
KB.T2507.016
KEYBOARD DARFON Danish NSK-A640D 85KEYS
KB.T2507.017
KEYBOARD DARFON Turkish NSK-A640T 85KEYS
KB.T2507.018
KEYBOARD DARFON Brazilian Portuguese NSK-A641B
KB.T2307.005
KEYBOARD DARFON Canadian French NSK-A640M
85KEYS
KB.T2507.020
KEYBOARD DARFON Japanese NSK-A640J 86KEYS
KB.T2507.021
KEYBOARD DARFON Korean NSK-A640K 84KEYS
KB.T2507.022
KEYBOARD DARFON Greek NSK-A640L 85KEYS
KB.T2507.023
KEYBOARD DARFON Russian NSK-A640R 84KEYS
KB.T2507.024
FFC - TOUCHPAD (M/B-- T/P BOARD-- LONG)
50.T25V7.001
FFC - TOUCHPAD (T/P BOARD-- T/P---SHORT)
50.T25V7.002
CABLES
15-THE
SYSTEM
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CATEGORY
No.
PARTNAME
PART NO.
MODEM CABLE
50.T23V7.002
POWER CORD US (3 pin)
27.T23V7.001
POWER CORD EC ( 3 Pin)
27.T23V7.003
POWER CORD Aus ( 3pin )
27.T23V7.006
WIRELESS LAN ANTENNA SET
50.T25V7.004
BLUETOOTH ANTENNA CABLE
50.T25V7.005
BLUETOOTH LINE
50.T24V5.004
COMMUNICATION MODULE
MAINBOARD
1-THE
SYSTEM
M/B W/SMART CARD( PCMCI SLOT) W/O CPU, MEMORY MB.T2506.001
BOARD
88
MODEM BOARD AMBIT U98M005.05
54.T23V7.001
MODEM /BLUETOOTH COMBO BOARD AMBIT
T60M665.00
54.T23V7.002
Chapter 5
CATEGORY
No.
14-THE
SYSTEM
PARTNAME
PART NO.
WIRELESS LAN BOARD (802.11b) INTEL WM3B2100
54.T25V7.001
WIRELESS LAN BOARD (802.11a+b) INTEL WM3B7100
54.T25V7.002
WIRELESS LAN BOARD (802.11a+b) AMBIT T60H677.01
54.T23V7.004
TOUCH PAD BOARD
55.T25V7.002
ADAPTER
ADPATER DALTA 75W Delta ADP-75FBA PFC
AP.T2301.001
ADPATER LITEON 75W Lite-On PA-1750-02CA PFC
AP.T2303.001
BATTERY
13-THE
SYSTEM
BATTERY SANYO LI-ION 8CELL 4400mAH SI-QT83
BT.T2303.001
BATTERY SIMPLO LI-ION 8CELL (BATTERY PACK
ZG14S2P, 4400mAH)
BT.T2306.001
BATTERY SANYO LI-ION 6CELL (MODEL
NAME:3UF103450P-2-QC-20,3600 Mah)
BT.T2303.002
MIDDLE COVER W/ NAME PLATE
42.T24V5.001
DIMM DOOR W/CAPTURED SCREW
42.T25V7.002
MINI PCI DOOR W/CAPTURED SCREW
42.T25V7.003
CASE/COVER/BRACKET ASSEMBLY
24-THE
SYSTEM
32-THE
SYSTEM
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CATEGORY
No.
PARTNAME
PART NO.
19-THE
SYSTEM
FRONT BEZEL
42.T25V7.004
16-THE
SYSTEM
UPPER CASE ASSY W/ TOUCHPAD
60.T25V7.001
12-THE
SYSTEM
LOWER CASE ASSY W/O SPEAKER
60.T25V7.002
THE
SYSTEM
IO SHIELDING
33.T25V7.001
SMART CARD READER
60.T23V7.007
THE
SYSTEM
FAN
31.T25V7.001
10-THE
SYSTEM
VGA SINK W/MYLAR
23.T25V7.001
SPEAKER ASSY (L&R)
23.T25V7.002
22-LCD
LCD SCREW CUSION RUBBER
47.T25V7.001
21-LCD
LCD SCREW FLAT RUBBER
47.T25V7.001
READER
MISCELLANEOUS
90
Chapter 5
CATEGORY
No.
PARTNAME
PART NO.
SCREWS
Chapter 5
SCREW I3*3.5M-NIH(M3L3.5)
86.T25V7.002
SCREW NUT IO EA1 (MBEA1001, REV3B)
86.T23V7.001
SCREW CPU NUT ZG1S(MBZG1001,REV3A)
86.T25V7.004
SCREW I2*2.5-NIHY (M2L2.5 I)
86.T23V7.003
SCREW I2*3M-NIHY (M2L3)
86.T25V7.008
SCREW M2.5*5.0-I (NI) (NYLOK)
86.T23V7.010
SCREW I2.5*2.5M-BNIH(4.5,0.8)
86.T25V7.010
SCREW M2.5*3-I (NI) (NYLOK)
86.T23V7.007
SCREW I2.5*3M-BNIH (M2.5L3)
86.T25V7.012
SCREW I2.5*4M-BKAGHY (M2.5L4)
86.T25V7.013
SCREW M2.5*5-I (BNI) (NYLOK)
86.T25V7.014
SCREW I2.5*6M-BNIHY (M2.5L6 I)
86.T25V7.015
SCREW M2.5*7-I (NI,NYLOK)
86.T25V7.016
SCREW BI1.7*3.5TA-BKAGH
86.T23V7.013
SCREW M2L3 I T=0.3
86.T23V7.014
SCREW BI2*5TA-BNIH (4,0.6)
86.T25V7.019
SCREW I2*6M-NIHY (3.5,0.4)
86.T25V7.020
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Appendix A
Model Definition and Configuration
TravelMate 800 Series
Model
Country
CPU
LCD
Memory
HDD
(GB)
ODD
Card
Reader
Wireless
LAN
Bluetooth
PM 1.3G
15.0 SXGA+
2x256M
40G
24x
CDRW
+DVD
N
11b
N
PM 1.3G
15.0 SXGA+
1x256M
40G
24x
CDRW
+DVD
Y
11a/b;
11b
N
800XC
PM 1.3G
14.1 XGA
1x256M
30G
24x
CDRW
+DVD
Y
N
N
800XC
i
PM 1.3G
14.1 XGA
1x256M
40G
24x
CDRW
+DVD
Y
11b
N
800LCi
800LCi
USA &
Canada
802LCi
AFE /
AMS /
TWN
PM 1.5G
15.0 SXGA+
1x256M
60G
24x
CDRW
+DVD
Y
11b
N
802LCi
USA &
Canada /
ACLA
PM 1.5G
15.0 SXGA+
1x512M
60G
(5400
rpm)
24x
CDRW
+DVD
Y
11a/b
Y
PM 1.6G
15.0 SXGA+
2x256M
40G
24x
CDRW
+DVD
N
11b
N
803LCi
803LCi
AFE /
AMS /
TWN
PM 1.6G
15.0 SXGA+
1x256M
60G
24x
CDRW
+DVD
Y
11b
N
803LCi
USA &
Canada /
ACLA
PM 1.6G
15.0 SXGA+
1x512M
60G
(5400
rpm)
24x
CDRW
+DVD
Y
11a/b
Y
803LCi
AAP /
Thailand
PM 1.6G
15.0 SXGA+
1x512M
60G
(5400
rpm)
24x
CDRW
+DVD
Y
11b
N
Appendix A
93
Main Features
94
•
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 1.3 GHz ~ 1.6GHz or higher; featuring Intel® Enhanced
SpeedStepTM technology
•
Intel 885PM (ODEM) + ICH4 chipset
•
256MB DDR266 SDRAM, upgradeable to 2GB on dual soDIMM sockets
•
14.1" XGA TFT LCD with 1024 X 768 pixel, 16.7 million colors; 15.0" SXGA+ TFT LCD with 1400
X 1050 pixel, 16.7 million colors; 15.0" UGA TFT LCD with 1600 X 1200 pixel, 16.7 million colors
•
30GB or higher capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk
•
Acer Media Bay hot-swappable 8X DVD ROM or 24X DVD/CD-RW combo or DVD-RW drive
module
•
Embedded 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet; Integrated Intel® Pro/Wireless 2100 or Intel® Pro/wireless
2100A network connection; Integrated BluetoothTM
•
56K ITU V.92 data/fax software modem (Wake-on-Ring ready)
•
ACP 1.0b Power Management; 65Wh li-oh battery pack; 5.5-hour battery life; 1.5-hour rapidcharge; 3.5-hour charge-in-use
•
FineTouch keyboard with 5o curve; built-in touchpad with ergonomic buttons and 4-way integrated
scroll keys; hotkey controls; 4 launch keys and 2 programmable keys
•
Microsoft Windows XP operating system / Windows 2000 operating system
Appendix A
Appendix B
Test Compatible Components
This computer’s compatibility is tested and verified by Acer’s internal testing department. All of its system
functions are tested under Windows® XP and Windows® 2000 environment.
Refer to the following lists for components, adapter cards, and peripherals which have passed these tests.
Regarding configuration, combination and test procedures, please refer to the TravelMate 800 series
Compatibility Test Report released by the Acer Mobile System Testing Department.
Appendix B
95
Microsoft® Windows® XP Environment Test
Item
MONITORS
Specifications
Philips 109P 10
Dell Trinitron 21”
ViewSonic GS773
ViewSonic GS790
ViewSonic PF775
PARALLEL PORT
Printer:
HP Laser Jet 5M
HP Desk Jet 930C
HP Desk Jet 840C
IOMega ZIP (LPT Port)
Cable:
LL5 cable
1394 PORT
1394 WD 30GB HDD
1394 HDD /IEEE 1394 (Fire Wire)/USB 1.1 Combo Hard
Drive\FUJITSU MHS2030AT
1394 Wise HDD (WA11004)
1394 CCD(Stealth Fire)
1394 HUB: Aten 1394 HUB /FH-600
1394 SONY DV /DCR-PC100
Projector
Panasonic PT-L556EA
ACER 7755C
USB 2.0
USB HUB: 4 Port \Highlight
USB HDD: Easy BOX /Ennyah
HDD:Iogear HI-SPEE HDD USB 2.0 EXTERNAL
USB DVD/CD-RW (Pioneer DVR-104)
Adaptec USB 2.0 PCMCIA card
GB LAN Hub
PS/2 Port
3 COM GB LAN Hub
Keyboard:
Microsoft Natural K/B
Acer JVPKBS-WIN K/B
KeyPad:
PC concepts keypad KB-5640
Mouse:
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
COMPAQ Mouse
COM Port
PC CARDS
Microsoft Serial Mouse 2.0 \C3KKS2
Modem Card:
Xircom CreditCard Modem 56 (CME56-100)
Xircom CreditCard Modem 56 (CM-56G)
3Com 56K Modem (3CCM156)
3Com 56K Modem (3CXM756)
GVC 56K Modem (VF-1156PV/C3)
LAN Card:
96
Appendix B
Item
Specifications
D-Link Fast Ethernet DFE-650
D-Link CardBus DE-660
3COM 10/100 16Bit LAN Card (3CCFE574BT)
3COM(DELL) 10/100 BAST-TX LAN Card (3CCFE575BT-D)
3COM 10/100 CardBus LAN Card (3CCFE575CT)
3COM 10M LAN Card (3CCE589ET)
Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 10/100 (CE3B-100)
Xircom CardBus Ethernet II 10/100 (CBE2-100)/32bit
Pci_ Fast Ethernet Card FNW-3602-TX
SCSI
Adaptec SlimSCSI APA-1450A Card
Adaptec SlimSCSI APA-1460D Card
Adaptec SlimSCSI 1480A CardBus UltraSCSI Card
LAN + Modem Card:
3COM 10/100 LAN+56k Modem Card (3CXFEM656C)
Xircom CreditCard Ethernet + Modem 56k (CEM56-100)
ATA Card:
KingMax 40MB
Compact Flash 96MB
IBM Microdrives 340MB
PCMCIA IDE/ATAPI Controller
FLASH/32MB
IOMEGA Clik! PC CARD DRIVE
Passport CardBus + HDD
Travel HDD 3.2GB + Passport CardBus /ACCURITE
IEEE 1394 CardBus Card
Compag 1394 CardBus Card
Billionton 1394 CardBus Card
VST Fire Wire 1394 CardBus Card
Wireless LAN Card:
Gemtek Wireless LAN Card
COMPAQ Wireless LAN Card
BlueTooth Card:
3Com BlueTooth Card(3CRWB6096)
MMC Card
Apacer 64MB
MS Card
Sony 64MB
Apacer 128MB
SD Card
Apacer 128MB
SM Card
Apacer 64MB
SunDisk 128MB
CF Card
Appendix B
97
Item
Specifications
Canon FC-16M
Apacer 128MB
Pantex 128MB
SunDisk 10MB
USB PORT
USB Mouse:
Microsoft Optical USB Mouse
TARGUS Wheel Mouse
Logitech Wheel Mouse
Acer USB Mouse M012B0
USB Keyboard:
Microsoft Internet Keyboard Pro
Gateway Keyboard SK-9910U
Gateway Keyboard SK-9926
SILITEK K/B
USB Camera:
Dlink DSC 350
Dlink DSB-C300
Intel YC72
USB HDD:
Argosy HDD
Ennyah
IEEE 1394 (Fire Wire)/USB 1.1 Combo Hard Drive\FUJITSU
MHS2030AT
USB CD-ROM:
IOMega ZIP CD650
USB CDR/W :
YAMAHA CRW-70
PHILIPS JR24CDRW/17
USB Printer:
HP DeskJet 930C
HP DeskJet 840C
USB FDD:
MIC USB FDD YD-8U10
Logitec USB FDD
Teac USB FDD
Y-E Data USB FDD
Sharp USB FDD
USB LAN:
NEC C&C-15R1
Billionton USB-10/100 FastEthernet USB-100B
LINKSYS USB LAN
USB Zip:
Iomega USB ZIP 250
USB Scanner:
HP ScanJet 5300C
HP ScanJet 4100C
98
Appendix B
Item
Specifications
USB HUB:
PCI USB HUB
XeXtreme USB HUB
General purpose USB Hub /UH-9124
USB Gamepad:
Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad
Logitech WingMan GAMEPAD EXTREME
Logitech WingMan RUMBLEPAD
USB CCD:
Intel USB CCD /CS430
Dlink DSC 350 USB CCD
Logitech QuickCam Home PC Video Camera
USB Speaker
Phillip DSS330
USB Modem:
V.90 56Kbps Fax/Modem / JATON
USB Card Reader:
DATAFAB 5 in 1
USB Flash Memory:
Apacer 128MB
AUDIO JACKS
JS-100 Jazz 3D Speaker
J-S 3D Speaker /J-2201W
J-S 3D Speaker /J-2202
SANYO 3D Speaker
SONY Earphone MDR-CD60
Panasonic Earphone RP-H1254
Philips Earphone
MIC.
Condenser MIC. EM-420T
Dynamic MIC.
Game
Harry Potter
Star Wars Rogue Squadron
Diablo II
Quake III
World of Warcraft II
Access Point
Intel Access Point
S/W
Microsoft Office 2K
Microsoft Office XP
Lotus Notes 4.6
WinFax10.0
Adobe Acrobat 5.0
Microsoft FrontPage2002
Bluetooth
Bluetooth PDA: Fujisu SIMEMS PAD Pocket L00X
Port Replicato
Acer Port Replicator
Buletooth mobile phone: Sony Ericsson
Appendix B
99
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Environment Test
Item
MONITORS
Specifications
Philips 109P 10
Dell Trinitron 21”
ViewSonic GS773
ViewSonic GS790
ViewSonic PF775
PARALLEL PORT
Printer:
HP Laser Jet 5M
HP Desk Jet 930C
HP Desk Jet 840C
IOMega ZIP (LPT Port)
Cable:
LL5 cable
1394 PORT
1394 WD 30GB HDD
1394 HDD /IEEE 1394 (Fire Wire)/USB 1.1 Combo Hard
Drive\FUJITSU MHS2030AT
1394 Wise HDD (WA11004)
1394 CCD(Stealth Fire)
1394 HUB: Aten 1394 HUB /FH-600
1394 SONY DV /DCR-PC100
Projector
Panasonic PT-L556EA
ACER 7755C
USB 2.0
USB HUB: 4 Port \Highlight
USB HDD: Easy BOX /Ennyah
HDD:Iogear HI-SPEE HDD USB 2.0 EXTERNAL
USB DVD/CD-RW (Pioneer DVR-104)
Adaptec USB 2.0 PCMCIA card
GB LAN Hub
PS/2 Port
3 COM GB LAN Hub
Keyboard:
Microsoft Natural K/B
Acer JVPKBS-WIN K/B
KeyPad:
PC concepts keypad KB-5640
Mouse:
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
COMPAQ Mouse
COM Port
PC CARDS
Microsoft Serial Mouse 2.0 \C3KKS2
Modem Card:
Xircom CreditCard Modem 56 (CME56-100)
Xircom CreditCard Modem 56 (CM-56G)
3Com 56K Modem (3CCM156)
3Com 56K Modem (3CXM756)
GVC 56K Modem (VF-1156PV/C3)
LAN Card:
100
Appendix B
Item
Specifications
D-Link Fast Ethernet DFE-650
D-Link CardBus DE-660
3COM 10/100 16Bit LAN Card (3CCFE574BT)
3COM(DELL) 10/100 BAST-TX LAN Card (3CCFE575BT-D)
3COM 10/100 CardBus LAN Card (3CCFE575CT)
3COM 10M LAN Card (3CCE589ET)
Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 10/100 (CE3B-100)
Xircom CardBus Ethernet II 10/100 (CBE2-100)/32bit
Pci_ Fast Ethernet Card FNW-3602-TX
SCSI
Adaptec SlimSCSI APA-1450A Card
Adaptec SlimSCSI APA-1460D Card
Adaptec SlimSCSI 1480A CardBus UltraSCSI Card
LAN + Modem Card:
3COM 10/100 LAN+56k Modem Card (3CXFEM656C)
Xircom CreditCard Ethernet + Modem 56k (CEM56-100)
ATA Card:
KingMax 40MB
Compact Flash 96MB
IBM Microdrives 340MB
PCMCIA IDE/ATAPI Controller
FLASH/32MB
IOMEGA Clik! PC CARD DRIVE
Passport CardBus + HDD
Travel HDD 3.2GB + Passport CardBus /ACCURITE
IEEE 1394 CardBus Card
Compag 1394 CardBus Card
Billionton 1394 CardBus Card
VST Fire Wire 1394 CardBus Card
Wireless LAN Card:
Gemtek Wireless LAN Card
COMPAQ Wireless LAN Card
BlueTooth Card:
3Com BlueTooth Card(3CRWB6096)
MMC Card
Apacer 64MB
MS Card
Sony 64MB
Apacer 128MB
SD Card
Apacer 128MB
SM Card
Apacer 64MB
SunDisk 128MB
CF Card
Appendix B
101
Item
Specifications
Canon FC-16M
Apacer 128MB
Pantex 128MB
SunDisk 10MB
USB PORT
USB Mouse:
Microsoft Optical USB Mouse
TARGUS Wheel Mouse
Logitech Wheel Mouse
Acer USB Mouse M012B0
USB Keyboard:
Microsoft Internet Keyboard Pro
Gateway Keyboard SK-9910U
Gateway Keyboard SK-9926
SILITEK K/B
USB Camera:
Dlink DSC 350
Dlink DSB-C300
USB HDD:
Argosy HDD
Ennyah
IEEE 1394 (Fire Wire)/USB 1.1 Combo Hard Drive\FUJITSU
MHS2030AT
USB CD-ROM:
IOMega ZIP CD650
USB CDR/W :
YAMAHA CRW-70
PHILIPS JR24CDRW/17
USB Printer:
HP DeskJet 930C
HP DeskJet 840C
USB FDD:
MIC USB FDD YD-8U10
Logitec USB FDD
Teac USB FDD
Y-E Data USB FDD
Sharp USB FDD
USB LAN:
NEC C&C-15R1
Billionton USB-10/100 FastEthernet USB-100B
LINKSYS USB LAN
USB Zip:
Iomega USB ZIP 250
USB Scanner:
HP ScanJet 4100C
USB HUB:
PCI USB HUB
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Appendix B
Item
Specifications
XeXtreme USB HUB
General purpose USB Hub /UH-9124
USB Gamepad:
Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad
Logitech WingMan GAMEPAD EXTREME
USB CCD:
Intel USB CCD /CS430
Dlink DSC 350 USB CCD
Logitech QuickCam Home PC Video Camera
USB Speaker
Phillip DSS330
USB Modem:
V.90 56Kbps Fax/Modem / JATON
USB Card Reader:
DATAFAB 5 in 1
USB Flash Memory:
Apacer 128MB
AUDIO JACKS
JS-100 Jazz 3D Speaker
J-S 3D Speaker /J-2201W
J-S 3D Speaker /J-2202
SANYO 3D Speaker
SONY Earphone MDR-CD60
Panasonic Earphone RP-H1254
Philips Earphone
MIC.
Condenser MIC. EM-420T
Dynamic MIC.
Game
Harry Potter
Diablo II
Quake III
World of Warcraft II
Access Point
Intel Access Point
S/W
Microsoft Office 2K
Microsoft Office XP
Microsoft Project 2000(TW)
Lotus Notes 4.6
WinFax10.0
Adobe Acrobat 5.0
Microsoft FrontPage2002
Bluetooth
Bluetooth PDA: Fujisu SIMEMS PAD Pocket L00X
Buletooth mobile phone: Sony Ericsson
Port Replicato
Appendix B
Acer Port Replicator
103
104
Appendix B
Appendix C
Online Support Information
This section describes online technical support services available to help you repair your Acer Systems.
If you are a distributor, dealer, ASP or TPM, please refer your technical queries to your local Acer branch
office. Acer Branch Offices 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 for all models
•
User's manuals
•
Training materials
•
Bios updates
•
Software utilities
•
Schematics
•
Spare parts lists
•
Chips
•
TABs (Technical Announcement Bulletin)
The service repair section provides you with downloadable information on:
•
Troubleshooting guides
•
Tooling box information
•
Repair instructions for specific models
•
Basic repair guidelines
•
Debug cards for Acer's latest models
For these purposes, we have included an Acrobat File to facilitate the problem-free downloading of our
technical material.
Also contained on this website are:
•
Detailed information on Acer's International Traveler's Warranty (ITW)
•
Returned material authorization procedures
•
An overview of all the support services we offer, accompanied by a list of telephone, fax and email
contacts for all your technical queries.
We are always looking for ways to optimize and improve our services, so if you have any suggestions or
comments, please do not hesitate to communicate these to us.
Appendix C
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106
Appendix C
Index
A
Display 3
DVD-ROM Interface 24
AC Adapter 28
ACPI 1.0a 22
E
AFLASH Utility 44
Error Symptom-to-Spare Part Index 69
Audio 25, 26
External CD-ROM Drive Check 64
B
F
Battery 27
Features 1
Battery Pack 51
features 94
BIOS 22
Flash Utility 44
package 22
password control 22
ROM size 22
ROM type 22
vendor 22
Version 22
BIOS Setup Utility 33
BIOS Supports protocol 22
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 79
H
Hard disk 23, 26
HDD 23, 26
Hot Keys 13
I
Indicators 12
BIOS Utility 33
Basic System Settings 38
Navigating 34
Onboard Device Configuration 40
Startup Configuration 39
System Information 34
System Security 43
Intermittent Problems 75
K
Keyboard 26
Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check 65
L
L2 cache 22
Board Layout 4
Bottom View 5
Top View 4
LAN/Modem Combo 23
M
C
Machine Disassembly 47
Cache
Memory Check 65
size 22
Model Definition 93
caps lock
on indicator 12
Modem 23
N
Core logic 26
num lock
CPU
core voltage 22
package 22
type 22
on indicator 12
O
Online Support Information 106
P
D
DIMM 22
Combinations 23
external 52
package 22
removing 52
Speed 22
voltage 22
Disassembly
Battery Pack 50
Machine 47
Procedure Flowchart 49
Index
Panel 6
Bottom 11
left 6
Rear 9
right 9
Parallel Port 25
PC Card 12
Power System Check
Battery Pack 67
Power Adapter 66, 67
Processor 22
107
R
RMA 79
RTC 26
S
Second Level Cache 22
Super I/O 26
System
Block Diagram 3
Layout 4
System Check Procedures 64
System Memory 22
System Specifications 1
Features 94
System Utilities 33, 79
T
Temperature 29
Test Compatible Components 96
Touchpad Check 67
Troubleshooting 63
U
Undetermined Problems 76
utility
BIOS 33
V
Video 25
Resolutions 25
Video controller 26
W
Windows 2000 Environment Test 97
108
Index
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