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EPSON ActionNote 890 Series
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These parts function only with the optional audio card installed.
Rear Panel and Left Side
Memory
8MB standard, configured with 4 or 8MB
RAM soldered on the system board;
systems with 4MB on system board,
include an additional 4MB memory
module; expandable up to 24MB using a
4, 8, or 16MB memory expansion module
(can install a 20MB module on systems
with 4MB on the system board)
ROM
128KB Flash ROM device containing the
system and video BIOS and Setup
program code
Video RAM
512KB DRAM supports resolutions up
to 640 X 480 in 256 colors on the color
LCD and up to 1024 X 768 in 16 colors or
800 X 600 in 256 colors on external
monitor
Cache
8KB internal
Clock/ calendar
Real-time clock, calendar, and CMOS
RAM; backed up by internal battery
Controllers
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Video
Chips and Technology® 65535 video
controller; 32-bit local bus interface to
the microprocessor; supports enhanced
video modes on an external monitor;
supports resolutions from 640 x 480 in
256 colors on the color LCD and up to
1024 x 768 in 16 colors on an external
monitor; automatic external monitor
detection; simultaneous display with
LCD screen using Fn F10 command or
software
Diskette drive
Built-in super I/O controller for one
internal 3.5-inch diskette drive; supports
720KB and 1.44MB formats
Hard disk
Built-in super I/O controller has
interface to one 2.5-inch, IDE internal
hard disk drive; automatically
recognizes and configures drives up to
19 mm high that support the IDE
interface
PCMCIA
Built-in Vadem® VG-468 controller for
two stacked slots; supports two Type I
or II cards, or one Type III; PCMCIA
version 2.01 and JEIDA 4.1 compatible;
supports low power and suspend
modes; supports hot insertion (including
ExCA standards); register compatible
with Intel® 82365SL,
Available only with the optional internal fax/modem or infrared device
installed.
Notebook Specifications
CPU and Memory
CPU
486 DX4/ 100 microprocessor installed in
a PGA socket; includes 8KB of internal
cache in write-back mode and integrated
math coprocessor
System speed
Fast speed and slow speed (8 MHz)
available; speed selection through Setup
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Mass Storage
Interfaces
Hard disk drive
One removable internal IDE hard disk
drive, 2.5-inch form factor; maximum
height 19 mm; Setup automatically
recognizes and configures drives that
support the IDE interface; parameters
for the supported drives are as follows:
Supports RJ-11 connector with optional
internal fax/modem installed or
IrDA-compliant interface card; up to
115.2 kbits/second to a distance of
3.3 feet (1 meter) within a 30° viewing
angle; can use COM1(3F8h) or COM2
(2F8h)
Diskette drive
Internal 3.5-inch diskette drive; 720KB or
1.44MB format; supports lower power
consumption
Setup Program
Stored in ROM; accessible by pressing
F8 at system startup; includes power
management utilities
Speaker
Internal; automatically disabled when
optional audio card is installed and lineout is used
Software
Audio input and
output
Connectors for external microphone,
line-in, and line-out when optional
audio card is installed
Port replicator
Connector for optional ActionPort™
Replicator
Security
Connector for optional Kensington®
security device
One time choice of MS-DOS® and
Microsoft Windows® or Windows® 95;
also pre-installed Lotus® Smart Suite,®
NetCom™ NetCruiser™ trial versions of
CompuServe®, PRODIGY,® America
Online,® and OAG® FlightDisk;®
SystemSoft® drivers and utilities for
PC cards, drivers and utilities for video
system and touchpad; online version of
User’s Guide; all installed on the hard
disk drive; refer to About Your Software
card for details on EPSON’s support
policy
Keyboard
85 keys; 101-key keyboard compatible;
embedded numeric keypad; Fn key for
hot key commands
ActionPoint
Built-in touchpad pointing device with
two buttons compatible with standard
PS/2 mouse driver software; can be
disabled with Setup
External VGA
Auto-sensing, 15-pin, D-sub, female
connector for analog monitor; supports
simultaneous display with LCD using
Fn F10 hot-key sequence or software
command
Parallel
Centronics® compatible; 25-pin,
D-sub, female connector; bidirectional
S-bit parallel; autodetects ECP or EPP
devices when connected and turned on
at system start-up
Serial
RS-232C, programmable, asynchronous,
9-pin, D-sub male connector, UART
16C550C
External
keyboard/mouse
Auto-sensing, 6-pin, mini-DIN
connector for a PS/2-type external
keyboard, keypad, or pointing device
Phone jack or
infrared option
Volume
Control
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Knob adjusts sound of internal speaker
or audio card (if installed)
LCD Screen
Screen type
(all backlit)
Resolutions
and colors
Diagonal
measurement,
active area
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Monochrome
II Passive color
640 x 480.
1 640 x 480.
Active color
10.4 inches
EPSON ActionNote 890 Series
Fax/modem Specifications
Power Sources
Characteristic
Fax
Modem
Compatibility
Group 3, CCITT
G3 V.2.1, V.27ter.
V.29 (send only)
Bell 103, 212A,
CCITT V.22. V.22
bis
speeds
14.4, 9600, 7200,
4800, 2400, 300
baud
14.4, 9600, 2400,
1200, 300 baud
Command set
Class 1
Enhanced AT
Data correction
MNP 2 to 4, V.42
Data compression
Dialing type
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AC power adapters
MNP 5, V.42 bis
Touchtone or pulse
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LED Panel
con
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Name
Meanlng
Power
Green-Computer is on
Flashing green-very low battery; system is
about to power down
Q
Suspend
(I,
0
=
I3
Green-Standby mode; press any key to
return to full power
Flashing green-Suspend mode; press
Suspend/Resume button to return to full power
Charge
Orange-battery is charging normally
Green-battery is fully charged
Flashing orange-battery is not installed
correctly or is damaged
Diskette
drive
Computer is accessing the diskette drive
Hard disk
drive
Computer is accessing the hard disk drive
PCMCIA
PC card is inserted
Num Lock
Rechargeable 12 Volt NiMH battery;
current regulation by thermistor
Battery
Caution
Use only the adapters and replacement batteries designed for
use with the ActionNote 890 series (lightweight AC adapter
A882051, international AC adapter A882101, auto adapter
A882241, and battery A882291).
Environmental Requirements
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I Non-operating
I Condition
I Operating
Num Lock is on, which activates the
embedded numeric keypad
I Acoustical noise
I 35 dB at 1 meter (maximum)
Caps
Lock
Caps Lock is on
Scroll
Lock
Scroll Lock is on
When traveling by airplane, take the computer into the
passenger compartment to prevent it from being stored in an
unpressurized storage compartment.
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Caution
Physical Dimensions
Model
I Monochrome
Color
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8.8
220
11.7
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297
1.7
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Optional Equipment
Major Subassemblies
I 4MB, 8MB, or 16MB memory expansion module
I User-removable 540MB, 810MB, or 1.2GB hard disk drive
memory module
LED panel (LED card or
audio/LED card under panel)
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I 14.4Kbps baud internal data fax/modem
I 115.2 kbits/second IrDA-compliant infrared device
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16-bit, SoundBlaste®l6-compatible stereo audio card
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Additional NiMH batteries
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Extra AC adapter or international AC adapter
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Adapter for an automobile cigarette lighter
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External battery charger
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External keyboard
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Numeric keypad
er converter board
/
BIOS ROM
fax/modem
connector
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PCMCIA Type I, II, and III cards including flash RAM,
SRAM, modem, fax/modem, and LAN cards
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ActionPort Replicator
Memory Module Installation
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Portable CD-ROM player
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Carrying case
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Kensington MicroSaver® Security Lock.
The computer comes with 8MB memory standard, but may
have 4 or 8MB of memory soldered on the system board. It
includes a single memory module socket which contains a
4MB module on units with 4MB soldered on the system
board. You can increase the memory up to 24MB by removing
the original module, if one is installed, and installing a 4, 8, or
16 memory module. (You can install a 20MB module on units
that have only 4MB soldered on the system board.)
System Board Components
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System board components
Serial port connector (J2)
VGA connector for an external monitor (J3)
Power converter board connector (22-pin male)
Connector Pin Assignments
Power converter board connector (14-pin male)
Pin No.
Signal Name
Description
1 to 4
VA
Constant voltage from AC adapter
5
CHGLED
Output pin to drive the orange LED
6
SWITCH
To power on DC/DC converter
7
PWRON
Reserved
8
NC
No connection
9
NC
No connection
10
11 to 14
PWROFF
GND
To power off DC/DC converter
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Ground
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External keyboard/mouse connector (J7)
HDD IDE connector (J23)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
AUX-DATA
3
GND
5
AUX-CLK
2
NC
4
+5 V
6
NC
Microphone connector (J88)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
AGND
3
BMlC
5
MICIN
2
MICIN
4
BMIC
Fax/modem connector (J15)
Speaker connector (J18)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
GND
2
SPK
FDD connector (J22)
Pin No.
Signal Name
Pin No.
Signal Name
1
VCC5
11
GND
2
INDEX
12
WDATA
3
VCC5
13
GND
4
DR0
14
WGATE
5
VCC5
15
GND
6
DSKCHG
16
TRK0
7
MEDIA0
17
GND
8
MTRO
18
WRTPRT
9
DIR
19
RDATA
10
STEP
20
HDSEL
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PCMCIA connector (P1 and P2)
Audio-Out connector (J24)
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
AGND
3
SPK
5
LOUT0
2
LOUT1
4
SPK
Pin
LCD connector (J11, 10-pin)
Pin Signal
Pin
Signal
1
GND
4
BPLD2 7
BPLD8
9
BPLD12
2
LCD ON
5
BPLD4
BPLD10
10
BPLD14
3
BPLD0
6
BPLD6
Pin Signal
8
Pin Signal
LCD connector (J12, 15-pin)
Pin Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
GND
5
BPLD1
9
BPLD9
13
BSCP
2
BPLD7
6
BPLD15
10
BLP
14
FPVCC
Processor switch (S1)
Speed selection switch (S2)
CPU selection switch (S4)
Main
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Main board connector to power converter (J17)
Pin Signal
Pin Signal
Pin Signal
Pin Signal
Touchpad connector (J19)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin Signal
1
TBDIS
5
MCLK
9
TBDIS
13
MCLK
2
Z8PO0
6
NC
10
Z8PO0
14
NC
3
Z8PO1
7
GND
11
Z8PO1
15
GND
4
VCC5
8
MDATA
12
VCC5
16
MDATA
Internal keyboard connector (J20)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
1
P37
4
P34
7
Z8PO1
10
P31
2
P36
5
P33
8
GND
11
P30
Signal
Pin
Signal
P02
Signal
Internal keyboard connector (J21)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
1
P16
5
P12
9
P06
13
2
P15
6
P11
10
P05
14
15
3
P14
7
P10
11
P04
4
P13
8
PO7
12
PO3
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P01
P00
Daughterboard connector (JP1)
Daughterboard connector (JP2)
5
MA6
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System Memory Map
000000H
640KB base memory
0A0000H
128KB reserved for graphics display area
0C0000H
Reserved
0E0000H
40KB for VGA BIOS
0EA000H
Power Management Utility
0F0000H
64KB for system BIOS
100000H
Extended memory
FFE000H
Duplicated code assignment at address 0E0000
FFFFFFH
DMA Assignments
Hardware Interrupts
I Interrupt
Function
IRQ1
Keyboard
IRQ2
Cascade
IRQ3
COM2 (2F8H) (COM4 02E8)
IRQ4
COM1 (3F8H) (COM3 03E8)
IRQ5
Optional sound card
IRQ6
Diskette Controller
IRQ7
LPT1
IRQ8
Clock/Calendar
IRQ9
DMA1
Optional Sound Card
Diskette Controller
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DMA3
ECP
DMA4
Cascade for CTRL 1
DMA5
Available
DMA6
Available
DMA7
Available
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Available
Available
IRQ11
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Touchpad
IRQ13
Reserved for Coprocessor
IRQ14
Hard Disk Drive Controller
IRQ15
Available
I Video
IRQ10
IRQ12
Device
DMA0
DMA2
Timer
IRQ0
Channel
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Available
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Installation/Support Tips
System l/O Address Map
Hexadecimal Address
Device
Using Low Battery Save to HDD and Instant On
000-01F
DMA Controller 1
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020-03F
lnterrupt Controller
The ActionNote 890 series hard disk drive is partitioned at
the factory so that these options can be used. A 25MB area
is set aside for the saved data; this ensures that there is
enough space for all memory configurations.
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To prepare the hard disk drive, run the PHDISK utility,
located in the C:\PM directory. You also need to run this
utility if you upgrade your system memory. Type the
following command at the DOS prompt and press Enter:
040-05F
Timer/Counter
060-06F
Keyboard Controller
070-07F
RTC NMI
080-09F
DMA Page Register
0A0-0BF
Interrupt Controller 2
0C0-0DF
DMA Controller 2
0F0
Clear Math Coprocessor Busy
0F1
Reset Math Coprocessor
0FB-0FF
Available
1F0-1F8
Hard Disk Drive
200-207
Parallel Port 2
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In Windows 3.1, when the computer is turned on after
using the Low Battery Save to HDD or Instant On options,
the PCMCIA services are not reinitialized. The computer
recognizes SRAM PC cards, but does not recognize most
other PC cards. You must reboot to reinitialize the services.
I Serial Port 2
Prototype Card
360-36F
Reserved
378-37F
Parallel Port 1
380-38F
SDLC Bisynchronous 2
3A0-3AF
Bisynchronous 1
3B0-3BF
Mono Display Printer Adapter
3C0-3CF
Reserved
3D0-3DF
Color/Graphics Monitor Adapter
3E0-3EF
PCMCIA Controller
3F8-3FF
If you install a new hard disk drive and want to use the
Low Battery Save to HDD or Instant On options, you need
to leave sufficient space on the disk unpartitioned. The
amount of space should equal the system memory plus
2MB. After you run FDISK to partition the drive, you need
to run the PHDISK utility to configure the storage space on
the drive.
Game Port
300-31F
3F0-3F7
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Optional Sound Card
278-27F
2F8-2FF
PHDISK/CREATE
Math Coprocessor
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100-1EF
208-277
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Diskette Drive Controller
Serial Port 1
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Using an External Monitor
When you connect an external monitor, make sure you turn it
on before you turn on the computer. The ActionNote
automatically detects the external monitor and displays data
on its screen. Press Fn F10 to switch your display from the
monitor to the LCD screen or to display on both screens
simultaneously.
Using a Serial Mouse
If you connect a serial mouse, you must use the Setup
program to disable the built-in touchpad.
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Information Reference List
Engineering Change Notices
None
Technical Information Bulletins
None
Product Support Bulletins
None
Related Documentation
400521800
EPSON ActionNote 890 Series User’s Guide
400526800
About Your Software
400527000
Choosing Your Operating System
PL-AN890S
EPSON ActionNote 890 Series Parts Price List
TM-AN800T
EPSON ActionNote 890 Series Service Manual
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