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Notice to Users

© 1998 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. This manual and the software described herein, in whole or in part, may not be reproduced, translated, or reduced to any machine-readable form without prior written approval.

SONY ELECTRONICS INC. PROVIDES NO

WARRANTY WITH REGARD TO THIS

MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE, OR OTHER

INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN

AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS

ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF

MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR

ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH

REGARD TO THIS MANUAL, THE

SOFTWARE, OR SUCH OTHER

INFORMATION. IN NO EVENT SHALL

SONY ELECTRONICS INC. BE LIABLE

FOR ANY INCIDENTAL,

CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL

DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON TORT,

CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING

OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS

MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE, OR OTHER

INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN OR

THE USE THEREOF.

Sony Electronics Inc. reserves the right to make any modification to this manual or the information contained herein at any time without notice. The software described herein may also be governed by the terms of a separate user license agreement.

Sony VAIO, and the VAIO logo are trademarks of Sony. Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows 98 logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel,

Pentium, and Celeron are trademarks of Intel

Corporation. K56flex is a trademark of

Lucent Technologies Inc. and Rockwell

International. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

Safety Information

Owner’s Record

The model number and serial number are located on the back of your VAIO computer.

Record the serial number in the space provided here. Refer to the model and serial number when you call your Sony Service

Center.

Model Number: PCV-E201/PCV-E203/

PCV-E205

Serial Number:________________________

WARNING

❑ To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose your VAIO computer to rain or moisture.

❑ Never install modem or telephone wiring during a lightning storm.

❑ Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations

❑ Never touch uninsulated telephone wire or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface.

❑ Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.

❑ Avoid using the modem during an electrical storm.

❑ Do not use the modem or a telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.

!

The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard.

Regulatory Information

Declaration of Conformity

Trade Name: SONY

Model No.: PCV-E201/PCV-E203/

PCV-E205

Responsible Party:

Sony Electronics Inc.

Address:

1 Sony Drive

Park Ridge, NJ 07656

Telephone No: 201-930-6970

This device complies with Part 15 of

FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the two following conditions: (1)

This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the

Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

❑ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.

❑ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

❑ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

Only peripherals (computer input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) that comply with FCC Class B limits may be attached to this computer product.

Operation with non-compliant peripherals is likely to result in interference to radio and television reception.

All cables used to connect peripherals must be shielded and grounded.

Operation with cables, connected to peripherals, that are not shielded and grounded, may result in interference to radio and television reception.

FCC Part 68

This equipment complies with Part 68 of the

FCC rules. The ringer equivalence number

(REN) and the FCC registration number are printed on the modem board. If requested, this information must be supplied to the telephone company.

The REN is used to determine the quantity of devices which may be connected to the phone line. Excessive REN's on the telephone line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most, but not all areas, the sum of the REN's should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be connected to the line, as determined by the total REN's, contact the telephone company to determine the maximum REN for the calling area.

This modem uses the USOC RJ-11 telephone jack.

If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will, when practical, notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. If advance notice isn't practical, the telephone company will notify you as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to file a complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.

The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations or procedures that could affect the operations of the equipment. If this happens, the telephone company will notify you in advance, in order for you to make the necessary modifications in order to maintain uninterrupted service.

If trouble is experienced with this modem, for repair or warranty information, please contact 1-888-4SONY-PC, or write to the

Sony Customer Information Center, One

Sony Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656.

This equipment cannot be used on telephone-company-provided coin service.

Connection to Party Line Service is subject to state tariffs.

Repair of the modem should be made only by a Sony Service Center or Sony authorized agent. For the Sony Service Center nearest you, call 1-800-222-SONY (1-800-222-7669).

Telephone Consumer

Protection Act of 1991

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of

1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other electronic device to send any message via a telephone facsimile machine unless such message clearly contains, in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent and an identification of the business, other entity, or individual sending the message, and the telephone number of the sending machine or such business, other entity, or individual.

In order to program this information into your facsimile, see your fax software documentation.

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

Contents

Notice to Users .................................................................................... ii

Safety Information .............................................................................. ii

Regulatory Information..................................................................... iii

FCC Part 68 ......................................................................................... iv

Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991................................. iv

Chapter 1 — Identifying Components

Front View ....................................................................................... 2

Drives ...................................................................................................3

Buttons and Switches .........................................................................4

Indicators ..............................................................................................5

Rear View ......................................................................................... 6

Icons .....................................................................................................7

I/O Connectors ....................................................................................9

Expansion Slots ..................................................................................14

Chapter 2 — Configuring Your System

Accessing the BIOS Setup Utility ................................................ 16

Changing the Display's Power-management Settings ............. 17

Configuring the System Board .................................................... 18

Chapter 3 — Removing, Installing and Reinstalling

Components

Removing the Side Panel .............................................................. 22

Removing the Bottom Panel......................................................... 23

Removing the Front Panel ............................................................ 24

Reinstalling the Front Panel ......................................................... 25

Reinstalling the Bottom Panel...................................................... 26

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Reinstalling the Side Panel............................................................27

Installing an Add-In Card .............................................................28

Removing an Add-in Card............................................................29

Replacing the Lithium Battery .....................................................31

Installing System Memory ...........................................................34

Removing a Memory Module .....................................................37

Detaching the Diskette Drive .......................................................39

Removing a Slot Cover ..................................................................40

Covering an Open I/O Slot ..........................................................41

Chapter 4 — System Board

Connectors.......................................................................................44

Front Panel Header............................................................................44

Diskette Drive Connector ................................................................45

Memory Module (DIMM) Connectors ...........................................46

Slot Connectors...................................................................................47

IDE Connectors .................................................................................49

Power Connector ...............................................................................50

Keyboard and Mouse Connectors ..................................................51

USB Connectors .................................................................................52

Serial, Printer and Monitor Connectors .........................................53

Fan Connectors ..................................................................................56

Game Connector.................................................................................57

Headphones, Line In, Mic Connectors............................................58

Ring Connector...................................................................................59

Modem In Connector ........................................................................60

CD In Connector ................................................................................61

TV Out Connector..............................................................................62

Configuration Jumpers .................................................................63

CPU Speed ..........................................................................................63

Clear Password and BIOS Recovery ...............................................64

Chapter 5 — TV-Out Paddle Card

Connectors .....................................................................................66

Chapter 6 — Fax/Modem Card

Connectors ......................................................................................68

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Chapter 7 — BIOS Setup Options

Main Screen ................................................................................... 71

Advanced Screen .......................................................................... 76

Security Screen ............................................................................... 79

Power Screen .................................................................................. 80

Boot Screen ..................................................................................... 82

Exit Screen....................................................................................... 83

Chapter 8 — Miscellaneous Technical Information

About User and Supervisor Passwords ..................................... 86

Beep Code Error Messages .......................................................... 87

PCI Configuration Status And Error Messages ........................ 88

DMA Channel Assignments ....................................................... 90

IRQ Assignments ......................................................................... 91

System I/O Address Map ........................................................... 92

Memory Map ................................................................................. 94

Chapter 9 — Specifications

Processor ....................................................................................... 95

Memory Modules (DIMMs) ....................................................... 95

DIMM Configurations .................................................................. 96

L2 Cache ......................................................................................... 96

Graphics ........................................................................................ 96

Video ............................................................................................... 97

Audio .............................................................................................. 97

Communications .......................................................................... 97

I/O and Expansion Slots .............................................................. 97

Drives and Controllers ................................................................ 98

BIOS ............................................................................................... 98

Power Supply ................................................................................ 99

CPU Environment ........................................................................ 99

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Chapter 1

Identifying Components

The following sections identify and describe each component that is visible from the exterior of the VAIO MicroTower. Internal components are identified in the appropriate section of this manual.

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Front View

Front panel

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Drives

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CD-ROM drive (PCV-E201)

DVD-ROM drive (PCV-E203/PCV-E205)

Diskette drive

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Drive

Diskette drive

CD-ROM drive (PCV-E201)

DVD-ROM drive

(PCV-E203/PCV-E205)

Description

3.5-inch, 1.44 Mbyte.

24X (maximum performance).

*

5X (maximum performance).

* Data on a CD-ROM disc is read at a variable transfer rate, ranging from 10X at the innermost track to 24X at the outermost track (the data transfer standard 1X rate is 150 kbytes/s). The average data transfer rate is 17X (2550 kbytes/s).

† DVD-ROM drive also plays CD-ROM discs. Data on the DVD-ROM is read at a variable transfer rate, ranging from 2X at the innermost track to 5X at the outermost track (the data transfer standard 1X rate is 1385 kbytes/s). The average data transfer rate is 3.4X (4709 kbytes/s). Data on a CD-ROM disc is read at a variable transfer rate, ranging from 10X at the innermost track to 24X at the outermost track (the data transfer standard 1X rate is 150 kybtes/s). The average data transfer rate is 17X (2250 kbytes/s).

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Buttons and Switches

CD-ROM drive disc eject button (PCV-E201)

DVD-ROM drive disc eject button (PCV-E203/PCV-E205)

Power on/off switch

Emergency-eject hole

Diskette eject button

Button or switch

Power on/off switch

Diskette eject button

CD-ROM/DVD-ROM disc eject button

Emergency-eject hole

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Description

Turns system power on and off.

Ejects a diskette.

Automatically opens and closes the CD-ROM or

DVD-ROM tray.

Ejects a CD-ROM disc or DVD-ROM disc.

Indicators

Identifying Components

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Drive access indicator for:

CD-ROM drive (PCV-E201)

DVD-ROM drive (PCV-E203/PCV-E205)

Power-on indicator

Hard disk drive access indicator

Diskette drive access indicator

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Indicator Description

Power-on indicator On (amber) indicates the computer is in standby mode. On (green) indicates the computer is out of standby mode, ready to use. Off (no color) indicates the computer is turned off.

Diskette drive access indicator

CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive access indicator

On (green) indicates diskette drive activity.

On (orange) indicates CD-ROM or DVD-

ROM disc activity.

Hard disk drive access indicator On (orange) indicates hard disk drive activity.

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Rear View

Mouse

Keyboard

USB

Serial

Printer

Monitor

Game

Headphones

Line In

Mic

Line

Power socket

S Video Out

(models PCV-E203/PCV-E205 only)

Video Out

(models PCV-E203/PCV-E205 only)

Telephone

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Icons

Icon labels

Icon Description

Mouse connector

Keyboard connector

Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectors

Serial port connector

Printer port connector

Game/MIDI port connector

Headphones

Line In jack (audio)

Microphone jack

S Video Out jack

(models PCV-E203/PCV-E205 only)

Video Out jack

(models PCV-E203/PCV-E205 only)

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Icon Description

Monitor connector

Line (for telephone line from primary service jack)

Telephone (for phone)

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I/O Connectors

The following section identifies the various I/O connectors.

Keyboard and Mouse

The keyboard and mouse connectors are physically identical and have the same pinout. They are standard 6-pin PS/2-type female connectors.

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3 1

4

5

USB Ports

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Port 1 Port 2

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Serial Port

The serial port is a standard 9-pin DB-9 male connector.

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9

6

1

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Printer Port

The printer port is a standard 25-pin DB-25 female connector.

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25

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1

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S Video Out (PCV-E203/PCV-E205)

The S Video Out connector is a standard 4-pin S Video jack.

3 1

4 2

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Video Out (PCV-E203/PCV-E205)

The Video Out jack is for composite video. It is a standard RCA phono jack.

Case ground

Yellow band

Signal (center)

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WARNING

!

Do not plug video cables into the wrong connectors, as this may damage the video card in the computer and the equipment to which it is connected.

Monitor

The Monitor connector is a standard 15-pin female high-density VGAtype connector.

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15 5

11

6

1

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Game Port

The Game port is a standard 15-pin DB-15 female connector. This port is also used to connect MIDI devices.

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15

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1

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Mic, Line In, and Headphones

The Mic, Line In, and Headphones jacks are physically identical, but have different connections. They are standard 3.5 mm stereo mini-jacks.

Headphones Line In Mic

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Connector

Headphones

Mic

Line In

Description

1.0 Vrms (typical)

Electrolet condenser microphone input

1.0 Vrms (typical), 10 Kohm impedance

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Telephone and Line

The Telephone and Line jacks are physically identical and have identical connections. They are standard RJ-11 female phone jacks. However, the

Line jack is for connecting to a telephone line that comes from the wall, and the Telephone jack is for connecting the computer to a telephone.

Line Telephone

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Accidentally plugging a phone line from the wall into the modem’s Telephone jack, and a telephone into the Line jack, will not damage the modem card or telephone equipment.

However, the modem may not work correctly.

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Expansion Slots

Two dedicated PCI slots are available for expansion. The ISA slot is occupied by the fax/modem card.

PCI

PCI

ISA

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Chapter 2

Configuring Your System

This chapter contains information on configuring your system.

Configuring your system can consist of the following:

Making changes to the BIOS settings

Making changes to the display's power management settings

Changing the system board jumper position

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Accessing the BIOS Setup Utility

You must access the BIOS Setup Utility to make changes to the BIOS

settings (see “BIOS Setup Options” on page 69 for information on BIOS

settings).

WARNING

Before rebooting the system, save any open files and exit Windows

®

.

1

Reboot the system. The following message appears during the inital boot sequence:

Press <F3> for Boot screen

2

Press F3. The following message appears.

Press <F2> for setup.

3

Press F2.

Each menu presents options for modifying the system configuration.

Use the left and right arrow keys to select a menu from the menu bar.

Use the up and down arrow keys to select items within a menu. Once an item is highlighted, use the plus/minus (+/-) keys to modify a setting.

If an item has a triangle ( ) to its left, this indicates that a sub-menu of options is available. Press ENTER to access a sub-menu. If a submenu contains items with a triangle, there is another layer of options from which to select.

4

Once you select an option, press ESC to back out of each menu until you reach the top level, where the menu bar appears.

5 To exit the BIOS setup utility, press ESC from any top-level screen and follow the prompts.

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Changing the Display's Power-management

Settings

A display that has power management capability is designed to operate on reduced power or shut itself off after the system has been idle for a specified period of time.

1

From the

Start

menu, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.

2

Double-click the Display icon.

3

Click the Screen Saver tab.

If your display is Energy-Star compliant or has other energy-saving features, the Energy saving features of the monitor dialog box appear.

Otherwise, the options in the dialog box are grayed out.

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4

Select Low-power standby or Shut off monitor.

Selecting Low-power standby blanks the screen (similar to a screen saver) and automatically reduces power to the display after a specified amount of time. The display reactivates when you move the mouse or press a key (as long as the keyboard or mouse are not USB devices).

Selecting Shut off monitor automatically turns off the display if the system has been idle for a specified amount of time. Power is reactivated when you move the mouse or press a key (as long as the keyboard or mouse are not USB devices).

5

Select the number of minutes to wait between the last keyboard or mouse activity and activation of the power-management settings.

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Configuring the System Board

The system board contains two configuration jumpers that provide three modes of operation: Normal mode, Clear Password mode, and BIOS

Recovery mode.

Normal mode allows normal access to the BIOS Setup Utility. The Central

Processing Unit (CPU) input clock is forced to remain at 66 MHz (fast mode), and the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) uses the User CMOS settings (as opposed to the System CMOS settings). The CMOS and

NVRAM settings are only cleared if the checksum test returns false.

Access to specific setup fields is controlled by a supervisor password or user password.

Clear Password mode removes the password that is stored in CMOS.

BIOS Recovery mode sets the CPU input clock to 66 MHz (fast mode) and attempts to perform a blind BIOS update. If the recovery fails, beep codes alert you to the failure and the system waits for the insertion of a boot diskette in the A drive. No video is enabled at this point.

The configuration jumpers should never need changing unless otherwise directed by a technical support or service technician.

WARNING

Before opening the system, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and unplug the power cord.

1

Remove the side panel (see “Removing the Side Panel” on page 22).

2

Remove the bottom panel (see “Removing the Bottom Panel” on page 23).

3 Set the jumpers as directed by a service technician (also see

“Configuration Jumpers” on page 63).

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CPU

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4

Reinstall the bottom panel (see “Removing the Bottom Panel” on page 23).

5

Reinstall the side panel (see “Reinstalling the Side Panel” on page 27).

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Chapter 3

Removing, Installing and Reinstalling Components

This chapter describes removing, installing, and reinstalling major components for upgrading, reconfiguring, replacing, or troubleshooting the components.

WARNING

Before opening the system, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and unplug the power cord.

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Removing the Side Panel

You must remove the side panel to access the system board, add-in cards, power supply, battery, and internal drives.

1 From the rear of the unit, remove the two thumb screws that secure the panel to the chassis.

2 Slide the side panel back with your right hand as you hold the chassis in position with your left hand. The panel slides back about ½ inch.

3 Pull the panel straight out to remove it.

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Removing the Bottom Panel

You must remove the bottom panel to access internal components.

1

Remove the side panel (see “Removing the Side Panel” on page 22).

2 Remove the screw that secures the bottom panel to the chassis.

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3 Pull up on the bottom panel until it stops. The panel moves up about

½ inch.

4 Pull the panel straight out to remove it.

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Removing the Front Panel

You must remove the front panel to install system memory, which requires pulling the diskette drive out about two inches.

1 Insert a straightened paper clip into the emergency-eject hole on the

CD-ROM drive (PCV-E201) or CD/DVD-ROM drive (PCV-E203/

PCV-E205) to open the tray.

2 Pull the tray out to its normal opened position.

3 Lift up on the front tray cover to remove it.

4

Remove the bottom panel (see “Removing the Bottom Panel” on page 23) to access the two plastic tabs on the bottom of the front

panel.

5 Push down and out on the two plastic tabs from inside the bottom of the chassis to release the bottom end of the front panel.

Front tray cover

Front panel

Tab

Push tabs out from inside chassis

6

Pull out the top end of the front panel to remove it.

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Reinstalling the Front Panel

1

Insert the two plastic tabs (located on the bottom of the front panel) into the slots at the bottom of the chassis.

2

Push the bottom of the front panel in until the tabs snap into place.

3

Push the top of the front panel until it is flush with the chassis.

4

Carefully slide the tray cover down onto the CD/DVD-ROM tray, then slide the tray in.

Insert tab here

Front tray cover

Front panel

Tab

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Reinstalling the Bottom Panel

1

Lay the chassis down with the open side facing up and the bottom end facing you. The arrows show the location of the slots.

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2 Position the bottom panel up against the bottom of the chassis, with the top of the panel about ½ inch higher than the chassis.

Screw goes here

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3 Slide the bottom panel down until the panel’s tabs slide into the chassis’s slots. Push down firmly until the screw hole in the chassis aligns with the screw hole in the panel.

4 Replace the screw (removed earlier) to secure the bottom of the panel to the chassis.

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Reinstalling the Side Panel

1

Position the side panel against the side of the unit, with the side panel offset from the rear of the unit by about ¼ to ½ inch.

2

Hold the unit in position with your left hand as you slide the side panel forward with your right hand until the panel snaps into place.

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3

Insert the two thumbscrews (removed earlier) to secure the panel.

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Installing an Add-In Card

WARNING

Before opening the system, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and unplug the power cord.

1 Remove the slot cover adjacent to the selected slot connector on the

system board (see “Removing a Slot Cover” on page 40).

2 Insert the add-in card into the PCI slot connector. Use a gentle rocking motion, pressing down until the card is fully seated.

Align the card's bracket so that the bottom of the bracket fits into the slot at the bottom of the chassis. Assure that the top of the bracket fits snugly against the chassis lip after the card is fully inserted.

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3 Attach any necessary cables to the card (see the instructions that came with the add-in card).

4

Reinstall the bottom panel (see “Reinstalling the Bottom Panel” on page 26).

5

Reinstall the side panel (see “Reinstalling the Side Panel” on page 27).

6 Turn on the computer and follow any instructions that came with the add-in card.

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Removing an Add-in Card

WARNING

Before opening the system, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and unplug the power cord.

1

Remove the side panel (see “Removing the Side Panel” on page 22).

2

Remove the bottom panel (see “Removing the Bottom Panel” on page 23).

3 Disconnect any cables attached to the add-in card.

4 Remove the screw that secures the add-in card to the chassis.

5 Remove the add-in card from the PCI slot connector and store the card in an anti-static wrapper for future use.

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Grasp the card with one hand on each end, and gently pull up as you rock the card from side to side.

!

Hold the add-in card by its edges and do not touch any components or connector contacts on the card. Static electricity in your body may damage sensitive components on the card. As a precaution, touch any exposed metal part on the metal chassis (preferably the metal part on the power supply) before handling an add-in card to discharge any static electricity in your body.

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6 If you do not reinstall the card or install another add-in card, install a

slot cover over the vacant slot at the rear of the chassis (see “Covering an Open I/O Slot” on page 41).

7

Reinstall the bottom panel (see “Reinstalling the Bottom Panel” on page 26).

8

Reinstall the side panel (see “Reinstalling the Side Panel” on page 27).

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Replacing the Lithium Battery

You may need to replace the lithium battery if your computer consistently loses the date or time settings after turning it off. The lithium battery has a typical life of three years, after which the battery may be too weak to power the CMOS memory.

!

When you remove the lithium battery, all values stored in the CMOS memory

(BIOS setup values and Plug and Play values) may be lost. Although the computer can hold the charge for a short time while replacing the battery, it is safer to assume that the settings will be lost. When the values are lost, the

BIOS values revert to their factory-default settings (see “Accessing the BIOS

Setup Utility” on page 16).

1

Reboot your computer by selecting Shut Down... from the Start menu, and then selecting Restart the computer.

2

If the error message “Error: Check date and time settings”appears during the reboot sequence, press F3, then press F2 during the reboot process to access the BIOS Setup Utility. Otherwise it is not necessary to replace the battery at this time, and you can skip all remaining steps.

3

Compare all the BIOS options to their default settings (see “BIOS

Setup Options” on page 69). Make a list of all the BIOS options that

are different from their default values. You will refer to this list when you restore the BIOS settings later.

4

Press ESC, then select Exit from the main menu using the right arrow key. The Exit Discarding Changes is automatically selected (it is the first item in the list).

5

Press Enter, type N when prompted to save, then press Enter to exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

6

Turn off the computer and unplug the power cord.

7

Remove the side panel (see “Removing the Side Panel” on page 22).

8

Remove the bottom panel (see “Removing the Bottom Panel” on page 23).

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9

If necessary, remove any add-in cards (see “Removing an Add-in

Card” on page 29) to gain access to the battery. You may also need to

disconnect some cables.

!

Touch any exposed metal part of chassis to discharge static electricity in your body before handling an add-in card or other sensitive electronic component.

10 Insert a small flathead screwdriver into the small space at the top of the battery holder.

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11 Gently pry the battery out and dispose of it according to the instructions that came with the new battery.

12 Insert the new battery into the battery holder, with the plus (+) side up.

The Sony CR2032 battery is recommended.

13 Reinstall any add-in cards that were removed.

14 Reconnect any cables that were disconnected.

15

Reinstall the bottom panel (see “Reinstalling the Bottom Panel” on page 26).

16

Reinstall the side panel (see “Reinstalling the Side Panel” on page 27).

17 Reconnect the power cord and turn on the computer.

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18 If the error message “Error: Check date and time settings.” appears during the reboot sequence, press F3, then press F2 to access the BIOS

Setup Utility. If no error message displays, the computer’s BIOS settings were retained during the battery replacement and you can skip the remaining steps.

19 Refer to the list you made in step 3 and restore any non-default BIOS

settings (see “BIOS Setup Options” on page 69).

20 Press ESC, then select Exit from the main menu using the right arrow key.

21 Select Exit Saving Changes using the down arrow key, then press

Enter to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

The computer’s BIOS settings are now restored.

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Installing System Memory

WARNING

Before opening the system, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and unplug the power cord.

1 If necessary, remove the memory module you wish to replace (see

“Removing a Memory Module” on page 37).

2 Remove the new memory module(s) from its anti-static package.

Hold the memory module only by its edges to prevent staticelectricity damage.

3 Choose the size of the memory module and configuration as shown in the following table. Memory modules can vary in size and speed between sockets. The minimum memory size is 8 MB; the maximum memory size is 256 MB. The BIOS automatically detects the type, size and speed of the memory modules.

Memory module configurations (MB)

*

Bank 0

0, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128

Bank 1

0, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128

* The PCV-E201 is shipped with 32 MB. The PCV-E203 is shipped with 48 MB. The PCV-E205 is shipped with 64 MB.

!

Touch any exposed metal part of the chassis to discharge static electricity in your body before handling a memory module.

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4 Align the module over the appropriate socket, noting the location of pin 1 on the module and pin 1 on the socket.

Pin 1 side

Press down here

Handles

Bank 0

Bank 1

Memory module (DIMM)

1

Indicates pin 1

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5 Carefully but firmly insert the edge of the module into the socket.

6 Press down firmly and evenly at both corners until the module is fully seated.

When the module is fully seated, the handles on each side are straight up and locked into the slot on each side of the module. If the handles are not totally straight upright, continue to press down on each side of the module until the handles lock into place.

7

Reinstall any add-in cards and other components that were removed.

8

Reinstall the bottom panel (see “Reinstalling the Bottom Panel” on page 26).

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9

Reinstall the front panel (see “Reinstalling the Front Panel” on page 25).

10

Reinstall the side panel (see “Reinstalling the Side Panel” on page 27).

Your computer automatically recognizes the extra memory and will configure itself accordingly when you turn it on. No further action is required.

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Removing a Memory Module

You may need to remove a memory module if you change the memory configuration or replace a bad module.

WARNING

Before opening the system, save any open files, exit Windows, turn off the power of the computer and all attached peripherals, and unplug the power cord.

1

Remove the side panel (see “Removing the Side Panel” on page 22).

2

Remove the bottom panel (see “Removing the Bottom Panel” on page 23).

3

Remove the front panel (see “Removing the Front Panel” on page 24).

4 Slide the diskette drive out approximately two inches (see

“Detaching the Diskette Drive” on page 39).

5

Remove any add-in cards (see “Removing an Add-in Card” on page 29) and other components as needed to access the memory

modules.

6 Locate the memory module you wish to remove.

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7 Push out the handle on each side of the memory module to eject the module from its socket.

Push out

Handles

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Lift the memory module out by grasping it by its edges. Store the module in a static-free bag.

!

Touch any exposed metal part of the chassis to discharge static electricity in your body before handling the memory module.

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Detaching the Diskette Drive

You need to detach the diskette drive and pull it out approximately two inches to access the system memory.

1 Remove the two screws that secure the diskette drive carrier to the chassis.

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2 Slide the diskette drive carrier out approximately two inches (enough to provide access to the memory modules).

Be careful not to hook the plastic LED and power-switch cover when sliding the diskette drive in or out. The metal tab on the diskette drive may come close to the plastic cover. If the plastic cover is accidentally removed, reattach it by inserting the plastic tabs into the slots in the chassis.

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3

Unplug the flat ribbon cable and power connector (P4), as needed.

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Removing a Slot Cover

You remove a slot cover when you install an add-in card that occupies a previously-empty slot.

1 Locate the slot of the cover you want to remove.

2

Remove the side panel (see “Removing the Side Panel” on page 22).

3 Lay the system on its side with the open side facing up.

4 Carefully remove the screw from the slot cover.

5 Carefully remove the loose slot cover and retain it for future use.

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Covering an Open I/O Slot

Slot covers prevent air from escaping through the empty hole. If air escapes, the components inside the computer cannot be properly cooled.

This may damage some components, especially the main processor

(which generates the most heat).

1 Fit the tip of the slot cover (removed earlier) between the chassis and system board.

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2 Push the slot cover down until it rests firmly on the lip in the chassis.

All add-in card brackets and slot covers rest on this lip.

3 Reinstall the screw (removed earlier) to secure the I/O slot cover.

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Chapter 4

System Board

This chapter identifies each component on the system board and provides a detailed description of each connector and jumper on the system board.

Processor CPU Fan

(not used)

Memory

Power

Keyboard, Mouse

USB

Display,

COM1, Printer

CPU Speed

Mic In, Line In,

Line Out, Game

TV Out

Modem In

CD In

Slot 3 (PCI)

Slot 2 (PCI)

Slot 1 (ISA)

Fan 2

BIOS Configuration

Diskette

Secondary IDE

Primary IDE

PS Fan

Battery

Ring

CHA Fan (not used)

Front panel header

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Connectors

Front Panel Header

The front panel header is a 20-inch header (1 pin is removed for the key) that provide connections to various front panel functions. A 20-pin connector with only eight wires is used to interface the system board to the front panel.

Front panel header

PWR LED

J23

SLEEP

J27

RESET

J30

Connector

J22

J23

J25

J27

J29

J30

Name

SPEAKER

PWR LED

HD LED

SLEEP

PWR

RESET

SPEAKER

J22

(not used)

HD LED

J25

PWR

J29

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Description

(not used)

Connects to the power-on indicator light on the front panel

Connects to the hard disk drive access light on the front panel

(not used)

Connects to the power-on switch on the front panel

Connects to the reset switch on the front panel

Diskette Drive Connector

System Board

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34 33

2

Key (pin 5)

1

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Memory Module (DIMM) Connectors

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Both sides of each Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) look very similar. The side with pin 1 has a small "1" to the left of pin 1. Be sure to orient a DIMM correctly in the DIMM connector (a small triangle on the connector indicates pin 1).

Memory module (DIMM)

Indicates pin 1

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Slot Connectors

There are a total of three slot connectors: one ISA (slot #1) and two PCI slot connectors (slot #2 and #3). The ISA slot is occupied by the fax/ modem card. The two PCI slot connectors are available for PCI cards.

Slot #2 and #3 (PCI) connectors do not support bus mastering.

ISA Slot Connector

B1

A1

B31

A31

B49

A49

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PCI Slot Connectors

There are two PCI slot connectors. PCI slots support 32-bit 5V and

Universal (3.3/5V) PCI add-in cards.

A1

B1

A49 A52 A62

B49 B52

B62

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IDE Connectors

There are two IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) connectors on the system board: a Primary IDE and a Secondary IDE connector. Each IDE connector supports up to two IDE drives using a ribbon cable with two connectors.

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2 1

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Power Connector

The power supply connector on the system board connects to the power supply connector labelled P1.

10 23

1 14

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Keyboard and Mouse Connectors

The keyboard and mouse connectors are 6-pin female PS/2

®

-type (mini-

DIN) connectors. They have identical pinouts.

Mouse

1 6

1

Keyboard

4

5

6

1

2

3

Keyboard and Mouse

Pin Signal Name

DATA

NC

LOGIC GND

+5V (fused)

CLOCK

NC

6

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USB Connectors

There are two standard USB ports that permit connection of two USB peripheral devices directly to the system without having to use an external hub. If more USB devices are needed, connect an external hub to either USB1 or USB2.

USB2

USB1

Pin

3

4

1

2

Signal Name

PWR

SIGNAL

SIGNAL

GND

USB ports are included to provide state-of-the-art technology. Your operating system supports a limited number of USB devices. You may need to install software (device drivers) supplied with your USB device before using the USB device.

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Serial, Printer, and Monitor Connectors

The Serial, Printer, and Monitor connectors are mounted in a single bracket on the system board. The Serial connector is a DB-9 male connector. The Printer connector is a DB-25 female connector. The

Monitor connector is a DB-15S female connector.

13 1

25 14

1

PRINTER

5 5 1

6

COM1

9 15

MONITOR

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7

8

5

6

9

3

4

1

2

Serial connector

Pin Signal Name

DCD

RXD

TXD

DTR

LOGIC GND

DSR

RTS

CTS

RI

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20

21

22

17

18

19

23

24

25

14

15

16

11

12

13

8

9

10

5

6

7

1

2

3

4

Printer connector

Pin Signal Name

STROBE -

DATA BIT 0

DATA BIT 1

DATA BIT 2

DATA BIT 3

DATA BIT 4

DATA BIT 5

DATA BIT 6

DATA BIT 7

ACK -

BUSY

PE

SELECT

AUTO-FEED -

ERROR -

INIT -

SELECT-IN -

LOGIC GND

LOGIC GND

LOGIC GND

LOGIC GND

LOGIC GND

LOGIC GND

LOGIC GND

LOGIC GND

11

12

13

14

15

8

9

10

5

6

7

1

2

3

4

Monitor connector

Pin Signal Name

RED

GREEN

BLUE

NC

LOGIC GND

RED GND RTN

GREEN GND RTN

BLUE GND RTN

+5V PULL-UP

LOGIC GND

NC

DDC DAT

HORIZONTAL SYNC

VERTICAL SYNC

DDC CLK

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Fan Connectors

The CHA-Fan and CPU-Fan connectors are 1 x 3-pin straight header connectors and have the same pinout. PS-Fan is a 2 x 3-pin connector that controls the cooling fan in the power supply.

3

CPU Fan

(not used)

1

PS Fan

4

6

1

CHA Fan (not used)

3

1

3

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2

3

CHA and CPU Fan Connectors

Pin Signal Name

LOGIC GND

+12 VDC (FAN PWR ON)

FANTACH3

PS Fan Connector

Pin Signal Name

1

2

Reserved

Fan On/Off

3 Reserved

4-6 Reserved

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Game Connector

The Game connector is a female DB-15 connector for connecting to a game controller/joystick or MIDI device.

Game

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Game Connector

Pin Signal Name

13

14

15

9

10

11

12

7

8

5

6

3

4

1

2

+5 VDC (fused)

GP4 (JSBUTO)

GP0 (JSX1R)

Ground

Ground

GP1 (JSY1R)

GP5 (JSBUT1)

+5 VDC (fused)

+5 VDC (fused)

GP6 (JSBUT2)

GP2 (JSX2R)

MIDI-OUTR

GP3 (JSY2R)

GP7 (JSBUT3)

MIDI-INR

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Headphones, Line In, Mic Connectors

The Headphones jack is a stereo mini-jack (3.5 mm) that connects to headphones. The Line In jack is a stereo mini-jack (3.5 mm) that connects to a stereo audio source (not an audio source from a video device). The

Mic In jack is a stereo mini-jack (3.5 mm) that connects to a microphone.

Headphones

Line In

Mic

Headphones

L

R

Line In

R-IN

L Imbalance

L-IN

Mic

Mic Power

Mic Imbalance

Mic IN

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Ring Connector

The Ring connector (J20) is a 1 x 2-pin straight header that connects to the wake signal (J3) from the fax/modem card to enable the phone ring signal to wake the system from the sleep state.

This permits the system to go into the sleep state while monitoring the fax/modem card for a ring signal. Upon receiving an incoming phone or fax call, the ring signal on the fax/modem card wakes the system, allowing unattended reception of voice or fax messages.

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Modem In Connector

The Modem In connector (J9) on the motherboard is a 1 x 4-pin header connector and connects to the audio output connector (J4) on the fax/ modem card.

J9

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3

4

1

2

J9

Pin Signal Name

GND

MONO_O (to modem chip)

GND

MONO_I (to sound chip)

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CD In Connector

The CD In connector (J12) on the motherboard is a 1 x 4-pin header connector and connects to a CD-ROM (PCV-E201) or CD/DVD-ROM

(PCV-E203/PCV-E205) drive’s audio output connector.

J12

1

2

3

4

J12

Pin Signal Name

LEFT

GND

GND

RIGHT

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TV Out Connector

The TV Out connector (J16) on the motherboard is a 2 x 5-pin straight header connector and connects to the composite video out connector (J5) on the TV-Out Paddle card.

J16

J16

Pin Signal Name

7

8

5

6

3

4

1

2

9

10

GND

COMPOSITE OUT

GND

LUMINANCE OUT

GND

CHROMINANCE OUT

GND

VCC

NC

NC

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Configuration Jumpers

The configuration jumpers provide for CPU speed (JP1), password clear

(JP2), and BIOS recovery (JP3) selections.

CPU Speed

The processor speed jumper (JP1) is a 2 x 5 header that is preconfigured for the appropriate speed, as shown in the following table.

JP1

CPU

SPEED

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Position

266 MHz (PCV-E201)

300 MHz (PCV-E203)

333 MHz (PCV-E205)

Pins 1 - 2

OFF

OFF

OFF

Pins 3 - 4

ON

ON

OFF

Pins 5 - 6

ON

ON

ON

Pins 7 - 8

ON

OFF

ON

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Clear Password and BIOS Recovery

The computer is shipped with an unused jumper cap on pins 2 and 3 (pin

3 is floating) for future use. The jumper cap should remain in this inactive position unless otherwise directed by a technical support person.

1

JP3

2 3 4

JP2

5

BIOS

RCVRY

CLEAR

PSWRD

JP2, JP3

Position Pins

BIOS RCVRY 1 - 2

CLEAR PSWD 4 - 5

Description

BIOS recovery mode

Password clear mode

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Chapter 5

TV-Out Paddle Card

(PCV-E203/PCV-E205 only)

The TV-Out Paddle card is installed in I/O slot #4, but does not occupy a slot on the system board. Instead, a ribbon cable connects between J5 on the TV-Out Paddle card and J16 on the system board. The two connectors on the front of the I/O bracket provide composite video out and S Video out.

J5

S Video Out

Composite

Video Out

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Connectors

Name

S Video Out

Connector Type

S-video connector

Composite Video Out RCA phono jack, yellow band

Description

Connects to S video input of video device

Connects to video input of composite video device

Chapter 6

Fax/Modem Card

The fax/modem card occupies ISA slot #1. A two-wire twisted-pair cable connects JP3 on the fax/modem card to J20 (Ring) on the system board.

Another two-wire twisted-pair cable connects J4 on the fax/modem card to J9 (Modem In) on the system board.

There are two RJ-11 jacks: one to connect a telephone line, and one to connect a phone.

To J20 (Ring) on system board

JP3

Telephone

Line

J4

To J9 (Modem In) on system board

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Connectors

Name

Telephone

Line

J4

JP3

Connector Type

RJ-11

RJ-11

4-pin connector on board

2-pin header

Description

Connects to phone

Connects to telephone line

Connects to Modem In (J9) connector on system board

Connects to Ring (J20) connector on system board

Chapter 7

BIOS Setup Options

This chapter describes each screen in the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility (see

“Accessing the BIOS Setup Utility” on page 16).

The PhoenixBIOS setup has six menu items on the menu bar. These are:

Main

Advanced

Security

Power

Boot

❑ Exit

Options that you can change are enclosed in brackets. Text that is not enclosed in brackets cannot be changed.

A small triangle ( ) indicates that there is a sub-menu with additional information and options. Press Enter to open the sub-menu. The information and options in a sub-menu are context-sensitive (they appear or disappear, depending on other selected options).

The item shown in [brackets] in this guide is the default option. The option shown in [brackets] on the screen is the current option. The available options are shown without brackets in this guide, directly below the default option. The available options are listed in the order they occur when you press the + key.

To change an option, use the left and right arrow keys to choose the menu item. Use the up and down arrow keys to select an option. Press Enter if the option is a sub-menu, or press the + or - key to cycle through the other options.

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Press Esc to go back to the main menu. Press F10 to save the changes and exit, or press Esc to discard the changes. Follow the on-screen prompts for other choices. The bottom of the screen presents a summary of the keys to use for navigation and control.

Main Screen

System Time:

System Date:

Language:

Legacy Diskette A:

Diskette B:

BIOS Setup Options

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[00:00:00]

[01/01/1988]

[English (US)]

[1.44/1.25 MB 3½”

2.88 MB 3½”

Disabled

360 KB 5¼”

1.2 MB 5¼”

720 KB 3½”

[Disabled]

1.44/1.25 MB 3½”

2.88 MB 3½”

360 KB 5¼”

1.2 MB 5¼”

720 KB 3½”

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Primary Master

Type:

Cylinders

*

:

Heads*:

Sectors*:

Maximum Capacity*:

Multi-Sector Transfers

:

LBA Mode Control

:

32 Bit I/O

:

Transfer Mode

:

Ultra DMA Mode†:

[Example: 8400MB]

[AUTO]

NONE

CD-ROM

ATAPI Removable

IDE Removable

USER

[Example: 17361]

[Example: 15]

[Example: 63]

Example: 8400 MB

[Example: 16 Sectors]

Disabled

2 Sectors

4 Sectors

8 Sectors

[Enabled]

Disabled

[Enabled]

Disabled

[Fast PIO 4]

FPIO 3/DMA 1

FPIO 4/DMA 2

Standard

Fast PIO 1

Fast PIO 2

Fast PIO 3

[Mode 2]

Disabled

Mode 0

Mode 1

* This option appears when Type is set to User or Auto, but is disabled when Type is set to Auto.

† This option is enabled when Type is not set to NONE or Auto.

Primary Slave

Type:

Cylinders

*

:

Heads*:

Sectors*:

Maximum Capacity*:

Multi-Sector Transfers

:

LBA Mode Control

:

32 Bit I/O

:

Transfer Mode

:

Ultra DMA Mode

:

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[None]

[AUTO]

NONE

CD-ROM

ATAPI Removable

IDE Removable

USER

[0]

[1]

[0]

0 MB

[Disabled]

2 Sectors

4 Sectors

8 Sectors

16 Sectors

[Disabled]

Enabled

[Enabled]

Disabled

[Standard]

Fast PIO 1

Fast PIO 2

Fast PIO 3

Fast PIO 4

FPIO 3/DMA 1

FPIO 4/DMA 2

[Disabled]

Mode 0

Mode 1

Mode 2

* This option appears when Type is set to User or Auto, but is disabled when Type is set to Auto.

† This option is enabled when Type is not set to NONE or Auto.

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Secondary Master

Type:

Cylinders

*

:

Heads*:

Sectors*:

Maximum Capacity*:

Multi-Sector Transfers

:

LBA Mode Control

:

32 Bit I/O

:

Transfer Mode

:

Ultra DMA Mode

:

[CD-ROM]

[AUTO]

NONE

CD-ROM

ATAPI Removable

IDE Removable

USER

[0]

[1]

[0]

0 MB

[Disabled]

[Disabled]

[Enabled]

Disabled

[Fast PIO 3]

Fast PIO 4

FPIO 3/DMA 1

FPIO 4/DMA 2

Standard

Fast PIO 1

Fast PIO 2

[Disabled]

Mode 0

Mode 1

Mode 2

* This option appears when Type is set to User or Auto, but is disabled when Type is set to Auto..

† This option is enabled when Type is not set to NONE or Auto.

Secondary Slave

Type:

Cylinders

*

:

Heads*:

Sectors*:

Maximum Capacity*:

Multi-Sector Transfers

:

32 Bit I/O

:

Transfer Mode

:

Ultra DMA Mode

:

QuickBoot Mode:

System Memory:

Extended Memory:

BIOS Setup Options

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[None]

[NONE]

CD-ROM

ATAPI Removable

IDE Removable

USER

AUTO

[0]

[1]

[0]

0 MB

[Disabled]

[Enabled]

Disabled

[Standard]

Fast PIO 1

Fast PIO 2

Fast PIO 3

Fast PIO 4

FPIO 3/DMA 1

FPIO 4/DMA 2

[Disabled]

Mode 0

Mode 1

Mode 2

[Enabled]

Disabled

640 KB

64512 KB

* This option appears when Type is set to User or Auto, but is disabled when Type is set to Auto.

† This option is enabled when Type is not set to NONE or Auto.

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Advanced Screen

Plug and Play OS:

Reset Configuration Data:

USB Legacy Support:

PCI Configuration

PCI Device, Slot #1

Option ROM Scan:

Enable Master:

Latency Timer:

PCI Device, Slot #2

Option ROM Scan:

Enable Master:

Latency Timer:

Secured Set Configuration

[Yes]

No

[No]

Yes

[Disabled]

Enabled

[Enabled]

Disabled

[Disabled]

Enabled

[0040h]

0060h

0080h

00A0h

00C0h

00E0h

Default

0020h

[Enabled]

Disabled

[Disabled]

Enabled

[0040h]

0060h

0080h

00A0h

00C0h

00E0h

Default

0020h

[No]

Yes

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I/O Device Configuration

Serial port A: [Auto]

Disabled

Enabled

Base I/O address

Interrupt*:

Parallel port:

*

: [3F8]

2F8

3E8

2E8

[IRQ 4]

IRQ 3

[Auto]

Disabled

Enabled

Mode

: [ECP]

Output only

Bi-directional

EPP

Base I/O address

Interrupt‡:

: [378]

278

3BC

[IRQ 7]

IRQ 5

DMA channel

**

:

Floppy disk controller:

Base I/O address:

Large Disk Access Mode:

[DMA 3]

DMA 1

[Enabled]

Auto

Disabled

[Primary]

Secondary

[DOS]

Other

Local Bus IDE adapter:

Sound:

[Both]

Disabled

Primary

Secondary

[Enabled]

Disabled

* This option appears only if the port is set to Enabled.

† This option appears only if the port is set to Auto or Enabled.

‡ This option appears only if the port is set to Enabled and Mode is not set to EPP.

** This option appears only if the port is set to Enabled and Mode is set to ECP.

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Advanced Chipset Control

Enable memory gap: [Disabled]

Conventional

Extended

Security Screen

User Password Is:

Supervisor Password Is:

Set User Password

Set Supervisor Password

Password on boot:

Clear

Clear

[Enter]

[Enter]

[Disabled]

Enabled

BIOS Setup Options

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Power Screen

Power Savings:

Auto Suspend Timeout:

Resume on Modem Ring:

Resume on Time:

Resume Time:

AC LOSS Control

Advanced Options

IDE Drive 0 Monitoring:

IDE Drive 1 Monitoring:

IDE Drive 2 Monitoring:

IDE Drive 3 Monitoring:

Audio, Joystick

Floppy Disk Drive

Serial Port A

Serial Port B or Modem

Parallel Port

[Enabled]

Disabled

[Enabled]

Disabled

[Disabled]

Enabled

[Disabled]

Enabled

[Enabled]

Disabled

[Enabled]

Disabled

[Enabled]

Disabled

[Enabled]

Disabled

[Enabled]

Disabled

[Customized]

Maximum Power Savings

Maximum Performance

Disabled

[30 Minutes]

40 Minutes

60 Minutes

Off

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

20 Minutes

[On]

Off

[On]

Off

[00:00:00

[Disabled]

Enabled

Keyboard, Mouse, Video

PCI Bus Mastering

[Enabled]

Disabled

[Disabled]

Enabled

BIOS Setup Options

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Boot Screen

1.

2.

3.

Hard Drive

1. [Example: Maxtor 90840D6]

2. [Bootable Add-in Card]

Removable Devices

1. [Legacy Floppy Drives]

Floppy check:

[ATAPI CD-ROM Drive]

[Removable Devices]

[Hard Drive]

[Enabled]

Disabled

Exit Screen

Exit Saving Changes

Exit Discarding Changes

Load Setup Defaults

Discard Changes

Save Changes

BIOS Setup Options

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Chapter 8

Miscellaneous Technical

Information

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

User and Supervisor password

Beep code error messages

PCI configuration status and error messages

DMA channel assignments

IRQ assignments

System I/O address map

Memory map

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About User and Supervisor Passwords

The system allows you to specify up to two passwords (a User password and a Supervisor password) in the BIOS Setup Utility. The User password is required; the Supervisor password is optional.

Access to the BIOS Setup Utility depends on which passwords were previously set, as indicated next.

If you set these passwords...

User password only

Supervisor password only

Both passwords

...the following passwords are required:

User password is required at bootup.

No password is required at bootup.

Supervisor password is required by most setup options.

User password is required at bootup.

Supervisor password is required by most setup options.

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Beep Code Error Messages

During a normal bootup, a single short beep signifies that the system is

OK. Other beep patterns signify errors. The number of beeps indicates the specific error that occurred.

The Sony Online Support technical representative will need to know how many beeps your system produces if there is an error, so be sure to count the number of beeps before calling for support.

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PCI Configuration Status And Error Messages

The following is a list of status and error messages that may appear on your system from time to time.

Message

Floppy Disk Controller

Resource Conflict

NVRAM Checksum Error,

NVRAM Cleared

NVRAM Cleared By Jumper

Meaning

The diskette controller has requested a resource that is already in use.

The NVRAM data was reinitialized due to an NVRAM checksum error.

The Clear CMOS jumper block has been changed to the clear position.

Invalid entry in the NVRAM.

NVRAM Data Invalid,

NVRAM Cleared

Parallel Port Resource Conflict

PCI Error Log is Full

PCI I/O Port Conflict

PCI IRQ Conflict

PCI Memory Conflict

Primary Boot Device Not

Found

Primary IDE Controller

Resource Conflict

Primary Input Device Not

Found

Primary Output Device Not

Found

Secondary IDE Controller

Resource Conflict

Serial Port 1 Resource Conflict

The parallel port has requested a resource that is already in use.

This message is displayed when more than

15 PCI conflict errors are detected. No additional PCI errors can be logged.

Two devices requested the same resource, resulting in a conflict.

Two devices requested the same resource, resulting in a conflict.

Two devices requested the same resource, resulting in a conflict.

The designated primary boot device (hard disk drive, diskette drive, CD-ROM drive, or network drive) could not be found.

The primary IDE controller has requested a resource that is already in use.

The designated primary input device

(keyboard, mouse, or other, if input is redirected) could not be found.

The designated primary output device

(display, serial port, or other, if input is redirected) could not be found.

The secondary IDE controller has requested a resource that is already in use.

Serial port 1 has requested a resource that is already in use.

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Serial Port 2 Resource Conflict Serial port 2 has requested a resource that is already in use.

Static Device Resource Conflict A non-Plug and Play ISA card has requested a resource that is already in use.

System Board Device Resource

Conflict

A non-Plug and-Play ISA card has requested a resource that is already in use.

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DMA Channel Assignments

This shows the factory default values. Windows 98 reassigns resources to best meet the needs of a particular configuration.

2

3

4

0

1

5

6

7

DMA

Channel

Default

Assignment

Open

ECP printer port (LPT1)

Standard diskette drive controller

ES1938 DOS emulation

DMA controller

Open

Open

Open

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IRQ Assignments

This shows the factory default values. Windows 98 will reassign resources to best meet the needs of a particular configuration. PCI IRQs can be shared between several PCI devices.

12

13

14

8

9

6

7

IRQ # Default Assignment

2

3

0

1

4

5

System timer

Standard 101/102-key or Microsoft

Programmable interrupt controller

LT WinModem NV #3

Communications port (COM1)

Standard diskette drive controller

ECP printer port (LPT1)

®

Natural Keyboard

Shared between IRQ holder for PCI steering, ES1938 PCI AudioDrive, and ES1938 AudioDrive device manager

10

11

15

System CMOS/real time clock

Shared between IRQ holder for PCI steering and Intel 82371AB/EB

PCI-to-USB Universal Host Controller

Open

Shared between IRQ holder for PCI steering and Rage Pro Turbo 1X

(English) (DirectX)

PS/2-compatible mouse port

Numeric data processor

Shared between primary IDE controller (dual FIFO) and Intel

82371AB/EB PCI bus master IDE controller

Shared between secondary IDE controller (dual FIFO) and Intel

82371AB/EB PCI bus master IDE controller

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System I/O Address Map

Description Address

Range

(hexadecimal)

0000 - 000F

0010 - 001F

0020 - 0021

0022 - 003F

0040 - 0043

0044 - 005F

0060

0061

0062 - 0063

0064

0065 - 006F

0070 - 0071

0072 - 007F

0080

0081 - 008F

0090 - 009F

00A0 - 00A1

00A2 - 00BF

00C0 - 00DF

00E0 - 00E1

00E2 - 00EF

00F0 - 00FF

0108 - 010F

0120 - 013F

0170 - 0177

01F0 - 01F7

0200 - 0203

0220-022F

0274 - 0277

02F8 - 02FF

DMA controller

In use by unknown device

Programmable interrupt controller

In use by unkown device

System timer

In use by unknown device

Standard 101/102-key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard

System speaker

In use by unknown device

Standard 101/102-key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard

In use by unknown device

System CMOS/real-time clock

In use by unknown device

System board resources

DMA controller

In use by unknown device

Programmable interrupt controller

In use by unknown device

DMA controller

System board resources

In use by unknown device

Numeric data processor

LT WinModem

®

NV #3

Standard universal PCI-to-USB host controller

Shared between Intel 82371AB/EB PCI bus master IDE controller and secondary IDE controller (dual FIFO)

Shared between Intel 82371AB/EB PCI bus master IDE controller and primary IDE controller (dual FIFO)

Gameport

joystick controller

ES1938 DOS emulation

I/O Read Data port for ISA PnP enumerator

LT WinModem NV #3

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Address

Range

(hexadecimal)

0330 - 0331

0376

0378 - 037B

0388 - 038B

03B0 - 03BB

03C0 - 03DF

03F0 - 03F5

03F6

03F7

03F8 - 03FF

04D0 - 04D1

0778 - 077F

0CF8 - 0CFF

1000 - 1007

1008 - 100F

1010 - 1013

1014 - 1017

1040 - 104F

Description

ES1938 DOS emulation

Shared between secondary IDE controller (dual FIFO) and

Intel 82371AB/EB PCI bus master IDE controller

ECP printer port (LPT1)

ES1938 DOS emulation

Rage Pro Turbo 1X (English) (DirectX)

Rage Pro Turbo 1X (English) (DirectX)

Standard dikette drive controller

Shared between primary IDE controller (dual FIFO) and

Intel 82371AB/EB PCI bus master IDE controller

Standard diskette drive controller

Communications port (COM1)

System board resources

ECP printer port (LPT1)

PCI bus

Primary IDE controller (dual FIFO)

Shared between secondary IDE controller (dual FIFO) and

Intel 82371AB/EB PCI bus master IDE controller

ES1938 PCI AudioDrive device manager

Intel 82371AB/EB PCI-to-USB Universal Host Controller

System board resources

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Memory Map

Address range

00000000 - 0009FFFF

000A0000 - 000AFFFF

000B0000 - 000BFFFF

000C0000 - 000CBFFF

000E0000 - 000FFFFF

00100000 - 03FFFFFF

F4000000 - F4000FFF

F4000000 - F40FFFFF

F4020000 - F403FFFF

F5000000 - F5FFFFFF

F8000000 - FBFFFFFF

FFF80000 - FFFFFFFF

Default configuration

System board extension for PnP BIOS

Rage Pro Turbo 1X (English) (DirectX)

Rage Pro Turbo 1X (English) (DirectX)

Rage Pro Turbo 1X (English) (DirectX)

System board extension for PnP BIOS

System board extension for PnP BIOS

Rage Pro Turbo 1X (English) (DirectX)

Intel 82443LX/EX Pentium

®

II processor-to-AGP controller

Rage Pro Turbo 1X (English) (DirectX)

Shared between Intel 82443LX/EX Pentium

®

II processor-to-AGP controller and Rage Pro Turbo

1X (English) (DirectX)

Intel 82443LX/EX Pentium

®

II processor-to-PCI bridge controller

System board resources

Chapter 9

Specifications

This chapter describes the technical specifications for the Sony PCV-E201,

PCV-E203, and PCV-E205.

Processor

PCV-E201

PCV-E203

PCV-E205

266 MHz Intel Celeron

processor

300 MHz Intel Celeron processor

333 MHz Intel Pentium II processor

Memory Modules (DIMMs)

Installed memory

Maximum memory

Voltage

Pins

SDRAM speed

SDRAM data transfer rate

SDRAM bus speed

SDRAM data path

PCV-E201: 32 Mbytes SDRAM (66 MHz)

PCV-E203: 48 Mbytes SDRAM (66 MHz)

PCV-E205: 64 Mbytes SDRAM (66 MHz)

256 Mbytes in two 168-pin DIMM sockets

3.3 V memory only

168-pins with gold-plated contacts

60 ns, unrestricted CAS latency 2, unbuffered, Intel 4clock

100 Mbytes/second non-contiguous burst

66 MHz

64 bits (non-ECC) or 72 bits (ECC)

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DIMM Configurations

DIMM Size

*

8 MB

16 MB

32 MB

64 MB

128 MB

Non-ECC (64 bits) and ECC (72 bits)

1 Mbit

2 Mbit

4 Mbit

8 Mbit

16 Mbit

* Can be installed in one or two sockets. Memory size can vary between sockets. DIMMs can be single-sided or double-sided. DIMMs must be 3.3V unbuffered 4clock, 64-bit or 72-bit 66MHz SDRAM module, Rev 1.0.

L2 Cache

Installed

Controller

Intel Celeron processor: 0 kbytes

Intel Pentium II processor: 512 kbytes secondary writeback cache

Intel 82440EX PAC

Graphics

Controller

*

Video memory

Rage Pro Turbo 1X (English) (DirectX) 64-bit AGP

PCV-E201: 2Mbytes (installed)

PCV-E203: 4Mbytes (installed)

PCV-E205: 4 Mbytes (installed)

Resolution (displayed resolution depends on the graphics display you are using)

PCV-E201

True color (32 bits) Up to 800 x 600 at 85 Hz non-interlaced

True color (24 bits) Up to 800 x 600 at 85 Hz non-interlaced

High color (16 bits) Up to 1152 x 864 at 85 Hz non-interlaced

256 colors (8 bits) Up to 1280 x 1024 at 85 Hz non-interlaced

PCV-E203/PCV-E205

True color (32 bits) Up to 1152 x 864 at 85 Hz non-interlaced

True color (24 bits) Up to 1280 x 1024 at 85 Hz non-interlaced

High color (16 bits) Up to 1280 x 1024 at 85 Hz non-interlaced

256 colors (8 bits) Up to 1280 x 1024 at 85 Hz non-interlaced

* Supports DDC-1 and DDC-2b standards for Plug and Play displays.

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Video

Video playback

Output connectors

Plug and Play

“Sony-tuned” MPEG Digital Video supports full-screen playback at 30 fps, 640x480x16

PCV-E201: none

PCV-E203: Composite out, S Video out

PCV-E205: Composite out, S Video out

Configuration of DDC-compatible displays

Audio

Controller

Surround sound

Audio sampling rate

Rear panel connectors

PCI ESS Solo-1 audio accelerator

3D-enhanced

Up to 48 kHz at 16 bits

Mic (for microphone)

Line In (from stereo audio source)

Headphones (for stereo headphone)

Communications

Modem

Fax/modem

33.6 kbps with K56flex

®

technology

14.4 kbps

I/O and Expansion Slots

Serial ports

Parallel port

MIDI/game port

Modem ports

USB ports

PCI slots

ISA slots

IDE connectors

One high-speed NS16C550-compatible port

One high-speed bi-directional Centronicscompatible port with ECP and EPP modes

One (supports MIDI in/out or two joysticks — adapter cable not supplied)

Two RJ-11 connectors (for line and phone)

USB 1 and USB 2

Two available slots. Maximum length for add-in cards is 7.75 inches

One (occupied by fax/modem card). Maximum length for add-in card is 10.5 inches.

Primary and Secondary (each supports two IDE drives)

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Drives and Controllers

Diskette controller

Diskette drive

EIDE controller

IDE hard drive

765A-compatible (supports up to 2.88 MByte)

1.44 MByte 3.5-inch MFDD

Supports up to four EIDE drives (supports PIO Mode

4 EIDE drives and Ultra DMA/33 Mode drives)

PCV-E201: 4.3 GByte (bus-mastering EIDE driver installed)

PCV-E203: 6.4 GByte (bus-mastering EIDE driver installed)

PCV-E205: 8.4 GByte (bus-mastering EIDE driver installed)

24X (maximum performance).

*

CD-ROM drive

(PCV-E201)

DVD-ROM drive

(PCV-E203/PCV-E205)

5X (maximum performance).

* Data on a CD-ROM disc is read at a variable transfer rate, ranging from 10X at the innermost track to 24X at the outermost track (the data transfer standard 1X rate is 150 kbytes/s). The average data transfer rate is 17X

(2550 kbytes/s).

† DVD-ROM drive also plays CD-ROM discs. Data on the DVD-ROM is read at a variable transfer rate, ranging from 2X at the innermost track to 5X at the outermost track (the data transfer standard 1X rate is 1385 kbytes/s). The average data transfer rate is 3.4X (4709 kbytes/s). Data on a CD-ROM disc is read at a variable transfer rate, ranging from 10X at the innermost track to 24X at the outermost track (the data transfer standard 1X rate is 150 kybtes/s). The average data transfer rate is 17X (2250 kbytes/s).

BIOS

Make and model

ROM

Passwords

Recovery boot block

Phoenix BIOS

256 kbytes flash

*

User and supervisor passwords supported

Supported

Power management Supports ACPI

Plug and Play devices Supported

* Flash-ROM update utility is available.

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Power Supply

Power management control

Processor voltage regulator

Power

Current draw (maximum)

Software

On system board

135 W peak, 90 W continuous

1.5A at 12 VDC

12A at 5 VDC

*

6A at 3.3 VDC

*

0.2A at -12 VDC

0.72A at +5VSB

* 5V current to expansion slots should not exceed 2A per slot. Combined 5V and 3.3V power not to exceed

30W.

CPU Environment

Operating temperature

Non-operating (storage) temperature

Operating humidity

Non-operating humidity

Dimensions

Weight (without monitor) as shipped

10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F)

-30 to 60°C (-22 to 140°F)

80% RH at 36°C (with no hard disk drive)

92% RH at 36°C

Approx. 7 in (w) x 12 in (h) x 13 ¾ in (d)

(178 x 305 x 349 mm)

Approx. 17 lb (7.71 kg)

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Index

A add-in card

installing 28

removing 29

address map

system 92

audio

specifications 97

B

battery - See lithium battery

beep codes 87

BIOS

specifications 98

BIOS setup utility 16

advanced screen 76

boot screen 82

exit screen 83

main screen 71

options 69

power screen 80

screens 69

security screen 79

bottom panel

reinstalling 26

removing 23

C card

modem 67

TV-Out paddle 65

CD-ROM

specifications 98

CD-ROM - See Also drive

CMOS - See Also BIOS

codes

beeps 87

COM1 port - See Serial

communications

specifications 97

composite video out

connector 66

computer

safety information ii

configuration jumper

BIOS recovery 63

CPU Speed 63 password clear 63

configuring

BIOS setup utility 16

power management 17

system board 18

connector

4-pin on modem card 68

composite video out 66

fan 56

keyboard 51

line 68 modem card 68

monitor 11

mouse 51

power 50

printer 53

Serial 53

telephone 68

TV-Out 66

connectors

IDE 49

system board 44

USB 52

101

102

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slot 40

covering

I/O slot 41

CPU - See processor

D

DIMM - See memory module

diskette drive

connector 45

removing 39

display

power management 17

display - See monitor

DMA channel assignments 90

drive

CD-ROM specifications 98

DVD-ROM specifications 98

IDE connectors 49

specifications 98

DVD-ROM 98 specifications 98

E environment

specifications 99

error messages

beep codes 87

PCI configuration 88

expansion slot

specifications 97

expansion slots 14 expansion slots - See Also slots

F

fan connectors 56

CHA 56

CPU 56

PS-Fan 56

fax card - See modem card

fax/modem - See Also communications

FCC Part 68 iv

floppy drive - See diskette drive

front panel

reinstalling 25

removing 24

front panel header 44

front view 2

buttons and switches 4

connectors 5

drives 3

indicators 5

G graphics

specifications 96 graphics controller - See graphics

H

header - See front panel header

I

I/O

slot specifications 97

I/O address map 92

I/O connectors

game port 12

keyboard and mouse 9

mic, line in, headphones 12

monitor 11

printer port 10

S video 10

serial port 1 9

telephone and line 13

USB ports 9

I/O slot

covering 41

IDE

connectors 49

specifications 98

input devices iii

installing

add-in card 28

system memory 34

interference iii

IRQ assignments 91

ISA

slot connector 47

J

jumper - See system board

K keyboard

connector 51

L

L2 cache

specifications 96

lithium battery

replacing 31

M

map - See Also I/O address map

memory

map 94

specifications 95

memory - See Also system memory

memory map 94

memory module

connector 46

removing 37

specifications 95

messages

error 87

status and error 88

microprocessor - See processor

model numbers ii

modem - See Also communications

modem card

connectors 68

view of 67

monitor - See display

monitor connector 11

mouse

connector 51

N

notice to users ii

O

operating temperature - See environment

output devices iii

P panel

bottom 23

, 26

front 24

, 25

side 22

, 27

passwords

about 86

PCI

slot connectors 48

plug & play

specifications 97

power connector 50

power management

configuring 17

power supply

specifications 99

printer

connector 53

processor

specifications 95

R

radio interference iii

RAM - See Also system memory

rear view 6

I/O connectors 9

icons 7

recording ii

regulatory information iii

reinstalling 27

bottom panel 26

front panel 25

side panel 27

removing

add-in card 29

bottom panel 23

diskette drive 39

front panel 24

memory module 37

side panel 22

slot cover 40

replacing

lithium battery 31

resolution - See graphics

S

S video out

connector 66

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safety information ii

Serial

connector 53

serial numbers ii

serial port - See Serial

setup

BIOS 16

side panel 27

removing 22

slot - See Also I/O slot

slot connectors 47

ISA 47

PCI 48

slot cover

removing 40

specifications

audio 97

BIOS 98

communications 97

drives and controllers 98

environment 99

graphics 96

I/O and expansion slots 97

L2 cache 96

memory 95 memory module 95

plug & play 97

power supply 99

processor 95

video 97

status and error messages 88

supervisor password 86

system

I/O address map 92

system board

configuration jumpers 63

configuring 18

connectors 44

diskette drive connector 45

fan connectors 56

front panel header 44

IDE connectors 49

ISA slot connector 47

keyboard connector 51

memory module connector 46

mouse connector 51

PCI slot connectors 48

power connector 50

Serial connector 53

slot connectors 47

USB connectors 52

system memory

installing 34

T

Telephone Consumer Protection Act of

1991 iv

TV interference iii

TV-Out card

connectors 66

TV-Out paddle card

connector 66

view of 65

U

USB connectors 52

user password 86

V video

specifications 97

W

weight - See environment

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