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Aspire 3620/TravelMate 2420 Series

Service Guide

Service guide files and updates are available on the ACER/CSD web; for more information, please refer to http://csd.acer.com.tw

PRINTED IN TAIWAN

II

Revision History

Please refer to the table below for the updates made on Aspire 3620/TravelMate 2420 service guide.

Date

2006/01/13

2006/3/30

Chapter 1

Chapter

Chapter 1

Updates

Add Intel

®

Pentium

®

M 730/740 Processor (2 MB L2 cache, 1.73GHz, 533 MHz FSB) to page 1.

1. Put a note for HD audio support on page 1.

Copyright

Copyright © 2006 by Acer Incorporated. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated.

Disclaimer

The information in this guide is subject to change without notice.

Acer Incorporated makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Any Acer Incorporated software described in this manual is sold or licensed "as is". Should the programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and not Acer Incorporated, its distributor, or its dealer) assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, and any incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect in the software.

Acer is a registered trademark of Acer Corporation.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

Pentium and Pentium II/III are trademarks of Intel Corporation.

Other brand and product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

III

Conventions

The following conventions are used in this manual:

SCREEN MESSAGES

NOTE

WARNING

CAUTION

IMPORTANT

Denotes actual messages that appear on screen.

Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic.

Alerts you to any damage that might result from doing or not doing specific actions.

Gives precautionary measures to avoid possible hardware or software problems.

Reminds you to do specific actions relevant to the accomplishment of procedures.

IV

Preface

Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information.

1.

This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION decided for Acer's "global" product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e.g. add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability). These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be covered in this generic service guide. In such cases, please contact your regional offices or the responsible personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details.

2.

Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it will not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service

Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.

V

VI

1

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 System Specifications 1

Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Your Acer Notebook tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Aspire 3620 front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

TravelMate 2420 front view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Closed Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Left View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Right View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Bottom Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Easy-Launch Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Touchpad Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Special Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Acer Empowering Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Acer eDataSecurity Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Acer eLock Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Acer ePerformance Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Acer eRecovery Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Acer eSettings Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Acer ePower Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Chapter 2 System Utilities 37

BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

Navigating the BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

BIOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement 49

General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Removing the Wireless LAN Card/the HDD Module/the Memory/ the ODD Module and the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

Removing the Memory and the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

Removing the ODD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

Removing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

Disassembling the Main Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58

Table of Contents

Separate the Main Unit Into the Upper and the Lower Case Assembly . . . . . . .58

Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58

Disassembling the Upper Case Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

Disassembling the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

Disassembling the External Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

Disassembling the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

Disassembling the ODD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

Chapter 4 Troubleshooting 65

System Check Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

External Diskette Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

External CD-ROM Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

Memory check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

Power System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

Touchpad Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

Index of Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74

Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

Chapter 5 Jumper and Connector Locations 83

Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

Chapter 6 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 85

Aspire 3620/TravelMate 2420 Exploded Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

2

Chapter 1

System Specifications

Features

Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many feature:

Platform and memroy

T

Intel

®

Pentium

®

M 725 Processor (2 MB L2 cache, 1.6GHz, 400 MHz FSB) or Intel

730/740Processor (2 MB L2 cache, 1.73GHz, 533 MHz FSB)

®

Pentium

®

M

T

Intel

®

Celeron M 370/380/390 Processor (1 MB L2 cache, 1.50/1.60/1.70GHz, 400MHz FSB)

T

T

Intel

®

910GML+ICH6M

Two DIMM slots support 128MB to 2GB system memory

Display and graphics

T

14.1” WXGA color TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing on dual display via Acer DridVista

TM

T

16.7 million colors

T

T

T

Intel

®

GMA 900 integrated 3D graphics, with up to 128 MB of VRAM, supporting Microsoft

® directX

®

9.0 and dual independent display

Simultaneous LCD and CRT display, with LCD panel refresh rate at 70 Hz

MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability

Storage subsystem

T

40/60/80/100/120 GB ATA/100 hard disk drive

T

Optical drive options: t

DVD-Dual double layer drive t

DVD/CD-RW combo drive

Input devices

T

T

T

T

88/89-key keyboard

Built-in touchpad with 4-way integrated scroll button

Four easy-launch buttons

Two front-access buttons: WLAN LED-button and Bluetooth

®

LED-button

Audio

T

T

T

T

Audio system with two built-in speakers and microphone

Intel

®

High-Definition audio support for south bridge

(

Note: ICH6M supports Intel

®

High-Definition audio and AC’97. However the audio codec for Aspire 3620/TravelMate 2420 is Realtek ALC655 and the codec supports AC’97 only. Therefore, Aspire 3620/TravelMate 2420 audio employs

AC’97 codec not HD audio codec)

Sound Blaster Pro

TM

and MS-Sound compatible

S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers

Communication

T

Modem: 56K ITU V.92 modem with PTT approval; wake-on ring ready

T

LAN: 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet; wake-on-LAN ready

Chapter 1 1

T

T

WLAN: integrated Acer InviLink technology support

TM

802.11b/g WI-Fi

®

CERTIFIED

TM

solution; Acer SignalUp

TM

WPAN: integrated Bluetooth

®

Human-centric design and ergonomics

T

Rugged, yet extremely portable design

T

Stylish appearance

T

T

T

Full-size keyboard with four programmable launch keys

Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device

Internet 4-way scroll button

I/O Ports

T

T

T

T

T

T

T

T

T

Three USB 2.0 ports

PC Card slot (one type II)

External display (VGA) port

Headphones/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF

Microphone-in jack

Line-in jack

Ethernet (RJ-45) port

Modem (RJ-11) port

DC-in jack for AC adaptor

Environment

T

Temperature: t

°

T

° t

° °

Humidity (non-condensing): t operating: 20%~80% t

Non-operating: 20%~80%

2 Chapter 1

System Block Diagram

CLK GEN.

IDT CV125

3

DDR II

400 MHz

11,12

DDR II

400 MHz

11,12

400MHz

400MHz

Line In

27

Int.

MIC In

27

Codec

ALC655

26

ACLINK

Mobile CPU

Dothan

4, 5

HOST BUS 400MHz

Intel 910GML

G792

19

RGB

LVDS

CRT

CONN

14

LCD

XGA

13

DMI I/F

6,7,8,9,10

100MHz

PCI BUS

ENE

CB1410

24,25

PWR SW

CP2211

25

PCMCIA

ONE SLOT

25

Line Out

27

INT.SPKR

27

OP AMP

G1421B

27

MODEM

MDC Card

21

ICH6-M

LAN

10/100

RTL8110CL

22, 23

Mini-PCI

802.11A/B/G

28

TXFM

23

RJ45

23

15,16,17,18

LPC BUS

KBC

ENE KB3910

29

Xbus BIOS ROM

4M BITS

PM39LV040-70JCE

31

PCB Layer Stackup

L1: Signal 1

L2:VCC

L3: Signal 2

L4: Signal 3

L5: GND

L6: Signal 4

HDD

20

CD ROM

20

USB

4 PORT

21

Blue-tooth

Touch

Pad

30

INT_KB

30

Chapter 1 3

Board Layout

Top View

4

3

4

1

2

5

6

SW1

LEDB1

KB1

TPAD1

Switch

LED Board Cable Connector

Keyboard Connector

Touchpad Cable Connector

LCD1 LCD Cable Connector

LAUNCH1 Launch Board Cable Connector

7

8

9

10

BLUE1

U39

RTC1

U40

11 SPKR1

Bluetooth Cable Connector

LAN Connector: RTL8100CL

RTC Battery Connector

Keyboard Controller: ENE CB-

1410QF

Speaker Set Cable Connector

Chapter 1

Bottom View

NOTE: This is engineering sample. The image above may not be exactly the same as the real main board you get.

3

4

1

2

5

10

11

12

8

9

6

7

USB2

USB3

USB4

LAN1

MDCW

1

CRT1

MDC

U41

U38

FAN1

BAT1

U

USB port

USB port

USB port

RJ11+RJ45 (Modem Port+ Ethernet

Port)

Modem Cable Connector

External Display Port

Modem Board Connector

CPU Socket

North Bridge ()

System Fan Cable Connector

Battery Connector

South Bridge ()

13

14

15

16

17 U44

ODD1

WIN1

DM1

DM3

ODD Connector

Wireless LAN Card Slotr

DIMM Slot1

DIMM Slot2

Keyboard Controller (ENE KB3910SF)

22

23

24

18

19

20

21

U49

U32

LIN1

MIC2

BIOS ROM

Audio Codec (Realtek ACL655)

Line-in Jack

Headphones/Speakers/Line-Out Jack

LOUT1 Line-in Jack

PC1 PC Card Slot

HDD1 HDD Connector

Chapter 1 5

Jumper Settings

Pin1-Pin8

Pin2-Pin7

Pin3-Pin6

Pin4-Pin5

PIN Description

Clear Password

No Function

No Function

No Function

6 Chapter 1

Your Acer Notebook tour

After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new TravelMate computer.

Aspire 3620 front View

Chapter 1 7

TravelMate 2420 front view

8

3

4

5

#

1

2

6

7

8

9

Icon Item

Display screen

Status indicators

Keyboard

Touchpad

Click buttons (left, center and right)

Palmrest

Microphone

Power button

Easy-launch Buttons

Description

Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output.

Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer’s functions and components.

For entering data into your computer.

Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse.

The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons; the center button serves as a 4-way scroll button.

Comfortable support area for our hands when you use the computer.

Internal microphone for sound recording.

Turns the computer on and off.

Buttons for launching frequently used programs.

Chapter 1

# Item

# Item

Description

Description

Closed Front View

"Easy-launch buttons" on page 18

"Easy-launch buttons" on page 18

6

7

8

9

#

1

2

3

4

5

Icon Item

Bluetooth

® communication button/

# Icon indicator

# Icon

Wireless indicator

Description

Press to enable/disable Bluetooth function. Lights to indicate the communications.

Press to enable/disable Wireless function.

Lights to indicate the status of wireless

LAN communications.

Speakers

Line-in jack

Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output.

Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio

CD player, stereo walkman).

Microphone-in jack Accepts input from external microphones.

Headphones/ speakers/line-out jack with S/PDIF support

Battery indicator

Power indicator

Connects to audio line-out devices

(e.g., speakers, headphones).

Indicates the computer’s battery status.

Indicates the computer’s power status

Latch Locks and release the lid.

Chapter 1 9

Left View

6

7

4

5

2

3

#

1

Icon Item

Kensington lock slot

Optical drive

Description

Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.

Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or

DVDs.

Lights up when the optical drive is active.

Optical disk access indicator

Optical drive eject button

Ejects the optical disk from the drive.

Emergency eject hole Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off.

PC Card slot eject button

Ejects the PC Card from the slot.

PC Card slot Accepts on Type II PC Card.

Right View

10

2

3

#

1

Icon Item

Three USB 2.0 ports

Description

Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).

Ventilation slots

Modem (RJ-11) port

Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolong use.

Connects to a phone line.

Chapter 1

4

Rear Panel

Ethernet (RJ-45) Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network.

1

#

Bottom Panel

Icon Item

DC-in jack

External display

(VGA) port

Battery

Description

Connects to an AC adapter.

Connects to a display device(e.g., external monitor, LCD projector).

Powers the computer

Chapter 1

#

1

2

Item

Battery lock

Cooling fan

Description

Locks the battery in position.

Helps keep the computer cool.

Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan.

11

3

4

5

6

Hard disk bay Houses the computer’s hard disk (secured with screws)

Memory compartment Houses the computer’s main memory.

Battery release latch Release the battery for removal.

Battery bay Houses the computer’s battery pack.

Indicators

The computer has four easy-to-read status indicators on the upper-right above the keyboard, and four on the front panel.

Aspire 3620:

TravelMate 2420:

12

The power, battery and wireless communication status indicators are visible even when the LCD display is closed.

Chapter 1

Icon Function

Cap lock

Description

Lights when Cap Lock is activated

Icon Function

Num lock

Description

Lights when Num Lock is activated.

HDD

Bluetooth

Wireless LAN

Battery

Power

Indicates when the hard disc or optical drive is active.

Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication.

Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication.

Lights up when the battery is being charged.

Lights up when the computer is on.

NOTE: 1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light shows green when in AC mode.

Easy-Launch Buttons

Located above the keyboard are four buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are: mail

Web browser, Empowering Key “ “and one user-programmable button.

Press “ “ to run the Acer Empowering Technology. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager.

Chapter 1 13

Launch key

P

P

Web browser

Mail

Default application

User-programmable

User-programmable

Acer Empowering Technology (user-programmable)

Internet browser (user-programmable)

Email application (user-programmable)

Touchpad Basics

The following teaches you how to use the touchpad:

Aspire 3620:

14

TravelMate 2420:

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Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor.

Press the left (1) and right (4) buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse.

Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button.

Use the 4-way scroll (3) button to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications.

Function

Execute

Left Button (1)

Click twice quickly

Right Button

(4)

Main touchpad

(2)

Tap twice (at the same speed as doubleclicking the mouse button)

Center button (3)

Select

Drag

Click once

Click and hold, then use finger to drag the cursor on the touchpad

Tap once

Tap twice (at the same speed as doubleclicking a mouse button) then hold finger to the touchpad on the second tap to drag the cursor.

Access context menu

Scroll

Click once

Click and hold to move up/down/left/right.

NOTE: Keep your fingers dry and clean when using the touchpad. Also keep the touchpad dry and clean. The touchpad is sensitive to finger movements. Hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response.

Tapping too hard will not increase the touchpad’s responsiveness.

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Using the Keyboard

The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and twelve function keys.

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.

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Lock Key

Caps Lock

Num lock

<Fn>+<F11>

Scroll lock

<Fn>+<F12>

Description

When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase.

When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator

(complete with the arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /).

Use this mode when you need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution would be to connect an external keypad.

When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively. Scroll Lock does not work with some applications.

The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols are not printed on the keys.

Desired Access

Number keys on embedded keypad

Cursor-control keys on embedded keypad

Num Lock On

Type numbers in a normal manner.

Hold <Shift> while using cursor-control keys.

Num Lock Off

Hold <Fn> while using cursor-control keys.

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Desired Access

Main keyboard keys

Num Lock On

Hold <Fn> while typing letters on embedded keypad.

Num Lock Off

Type the letters in a normal manner.

Windows Keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.

Key

Windows key

Icon Description

Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button; it launches the

Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of function:

+ <Tab> Activates next taskbar button.

+ <E> Opens the My Computer window

+ <F1> Opens Help and Support.

+ <F> Opens the Find: All Files dialog box.

+ <R> Opens the Run dialog box.

+ M Minimizes all windows.

<Shift>+ action.

+ <M> Undoes the minimize all windows

This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; it opens the application’s context menu.

Applicati on key

Hot Keys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like sreen brightness, volume output and the BIOS utility.

To activate hot keys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination.

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Fn-F4

Fn-F5

Fn-F6

Fn-F7

Fn-F8

Hot Key

Fn-F1

Fn-F2

Fn-F3

Fn-w

Fn-y

Fn-x

Icon Function

Hot key help

Description

Displays help on hot keys.

Acer eSetting Launches the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager.

Acer ePowerManagement

Launches the Acer ePowerManagement in Acer eManager.

Sleep Puts the computer in Sleep mode.

Display toggle

Screen blank

Touchpad toggle

Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both.

Turns the display screen backlight off to save power.

Press any key to return.

Turns the internal touchpad on and off.

Speaker toggle Turns the speakers on and off.

Volume up

Volume down

Brightness up

Increases the speaker volume.

Decreases the speaker volume.

Increases the screen brightness.

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Fn-z

Icon Function

Brightness down

Description

Decreases the screen brightness

Special Key

You can locate the Euro symbol and US dollar sign at the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your keyboard.

To type:

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1.

Open a text editor or word processor.

2.

Either directly press the <Euro> symbol at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Alt Gr> and then press the<5> symbol at the upper-center of the keyboard.

The US dollar sign

1.

Open a text editor or word processor.

2.

Either directly press the <Dollar> key at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Shift> and then press the <4> key at the upper-center of the keyboard.

NOTE: This function varies by the operating system version.

NOTE: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com/ typography/faq/faq12.htm for more information.

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Acer Empowering Technology

Acer’s innovative Empowering Technology makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer notebook. It features the following handy utilities:

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Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms.

Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media.

Acer ePerformance Management improves system performance by optimizing disk space, memory and registry settings.

Acer eRecovery Management backs up/recovers data flexibly, reliably and completely.

Acer eSettings Management accesses system information and adjusts settings easily.

Acer ePower Management extends battery power via versatile usage profiles.

Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings conveniently.

For more information, press the < > key to launch the Empowering Technology menu, then click on the appropriate utility and select the Help function.

Acer eDataSecurity Management

Acer eDataSecurity Management is handy file encryption utility that protexts your files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. It is conveniently integrated with Windows explorer as a shell extension for quick and

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easy data encryption/decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for MSN Messager and Microsoft

Outlook.

There are two passwords that can be used to encrypt/decrypt a file; the supervisor passowrd and the filespecific password. The supervisor passwork is a “master” password that cna decrypt any file on your system; the file-specific password will be used to encrypt files by default, or you cna choose to enter your own filespecific password when encrypting a file.

NOTE: The password used encrypt a file is the unique key that the system needs to decrypt it. If you lose the password, the supervisor password is the only other key capable of decrypting the file. If you lose both passwords, there will be no way to decrypt your encryped file! Be sure to safeguard all related

passwords!

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Acer eLock Management

Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock up your removable data, optical and floppy drives to ensure that data can’t be stolen while your notebook is unattended.

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Removable data devices - includes USB disk drives, USB pen drives, USB flash drives, USB MP3 drives,

USB memory card readers, IEEE 1394 disk drives and any other removable disk drives that can be mounted as a file system when plugged into the system.

Optical drive deivces - includes any kind of CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drives.

Floppy disk drives - 3.5-inch disks only.

To activate Acer eLock Management, a password must be set first. Once set, you may apply lock to any of the three kinds of devices. Lock(s) will immediately be set without any reboot necessary, and will remain locked after rebooting, until unlocked.

If you do not set a password, Acer eLock Management will reset back to the initial status with all locks removed.

NOTE: If you lose your password, there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your notebook or taking your notebook to anAcer Customer Serivce Center. Be sure to remember or write down your password.

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Acer ePerformance Management

Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of your Acer notebook. It provides you with the following options to enhance overall system performance:

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Memory optimization - releases unused memory and check usage.

Disk optimization - removes unneeded items and files.

Speed optimization - improves the usability and performance of your Windows XP system.

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Acer eRecovery Management

Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer. The Acer eRecovery Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on your system’s HDD. User-created backups are stored on D:\ drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with:

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Password protection.

Recovery of applications and drivers.

Image/data backup:

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Image/data recovery tools:

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Recover from a hidden partition (factory defaults).

Recover from the HDD (most recent user-defined recovery point).

Recover from CD/DVD.

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NOTE: If your computer did not come with a Recovery CD or System CD, please use Acer eRecovery

Management’s “System backup to optical disk” feature to burn a backup image to CD or DVD. To ensure the best results when recovering your system using a CD or Acer eRecovery Management, detach all peripherals (except the external Acer ODD, if your computer has one), including your Acer ezDock.

Acer eSettings Management

Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications and to monitor the system health status. Furthermore, Acer eSettings Management enables you to optimize your Windows operating system, so your computer runs faster, smoother and better.

Acer eSettings Management also:

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Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigating through the program effortlessly.

Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users.

Logs when a hardware component has been removed or replaced.

Permits you to migrate personal settings.

Keeps a history log of all alerts that were previously issued.

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Acer ePower Management

Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface. To launch it, select Acer ePower

Management from the Empowering Technology interface, or double-click the Acer ePower Management icon in the task tray.

Acer Mode

The default setting is “Maximum Performance.” You can adjust CPU speed, LCD brightness and other settings, or click on buttons to turn the following functions on/off: Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, CardBus, Memory

Card, Audio, and Wired LAN.

DC Mode

To suit your usage, there are four pre-defined profiles - Entertainment, Presentation, Word Processing, and

Maximum Battery. Or, you can define up to three of your own profiles.

Create new power scheme

1.

Assign a name for the new scheme.

2.

Choose existing scheme to use as a template.

3.

Select whether used for mains (AC) or batery mode.

4.

Choose which power options best fit your needs, then click OK.

5.

The new profile will appear on the main screen.

Battery status

For real-time battery life estimates based on current usage, referto the panel on the lower left-hand side of the window.

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Set alarms.

Re-load factory defaults.

Select what actions will be taken when the cover is closed, and set passwords for accessing the system after Hibernation or Standby.

View information about Acer ePower Management.

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Acer ePresentation Management

Acer ePresentation Management lets you select from two of the most common projector resolutions: XGA and

SVGA.

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Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Processor

Item

CPU type

Core logic

CPU package

CPU core voltage

Specification

Intel

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Pentium

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M 725/730 Processor (2 MB L2 cache, 1.6GHz, 400/533

MHz FSB)

Intel

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Celeron M 370/380/390 Processor (1 MB L2 cache, 1.50/1.60/

1.70GHz, 400MHz FSB)

Intel

®

910GML+ICH6M

Intel socketable 478pin Micro-BGA

0.944~1.3V

BIOS

Item

BIOS vendor

BIOS Version

BIOS ROM type

BIOS ROM size

BIOS package

Supported protocols

Specification

Phneoix

3A03

PMC PM39LV040, 512KX8 CMOS Boot Block Flash Memory

512KB Flash BIOS

32-pin PLCC

ACPI 1.0b, PC Card 95, SM BIOS 2.3, IEEE1284-ECP/EPP, PCI 2.2, PnP

1.0a, DMI 2.0, PS/2 keyboard and mouse, USB 2.0, VGA BIOS, CD-ROM bootable, IEEE 1394

Set by setup manual BIOS password control

Second Level Cache

Item

Cache controller

Cache size

1st level cache control

2st level cache control

Cache scheme control

System Memory

Item

Memory controller

Memory size

DIMM socket number

Supports memory size per socket

Supports maximum memory size

Supports DIMM type

Supports DIMM Speed

Supports DIMM voltage

Supports DIMM package

Memory module combinations

Specification

Built-in CPU

2MB for Intel

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Pentium

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M 725A Processor

1MB for Intel

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Celeron M 360/370/380 Processor

Always enabled

Always enabled

Fixed in write-back

Specification

Built-in Intel

®

910GML

0MB (no on-board memory)

2 sockets

1024MB

2G (by two 1024MB SO-DIMM module)

DDR 2 Synchronous DRAM

400 MHz

1.8V and 0.9V

200-pin soDIMM

You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they match the above specifications.

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Memory Combinations

Slot 1

256MB

256MB

256MB

256MB

512MB

512MB

512MB

512MB

0MB

0MB

0MB

0MB

128MB

128MB

128MB

128MB

1024MB

1024MB

1024MB

1024MB

1024MB

128MB

256MB

512MB

1024MB

128MB

256MB

512MB

1024MB

128MB

256MB

512MB

1024MB

128MB

256MB

512MB

1024MB

0MB

128MB

256MB

512MB

1024MB

Slot 2

384MB

512MB

768MB

1280MB

640MB

768MB

1024MB

1536MB

128MB

256MB

512MB

1024MB

256MB

384MB

640MB

1152MB

1024MB

1152MB

1280MB

1536MB

2048MB

Total Memory

NOTE: Above table lists some system memory configurations. You may combine DIMMs with various capacities to form other combinations. On above table, the configuration of slot 1 and slot 2 could be reversed.

LAN Interface

Chipset

Supports LAN protocol

Item

LAN connector type

LAN connector location

Features

Specification

Realtek 8110CL

10/100Mbps

RJ45

Right side

Integrated 10/100 BASE-T transceiver

Wake on LAN support compliant with ACPI 2.0

PCI v2.2

Modem Interface

Item

Data modem data baud rate (bps)

Supports modem protocol

Modem connector type

Modem connector location

Bluetooth Interface

Item

Chipset

56K

V.92

RJ11

Right side

Built-in ICH6-M

Specification

Specification

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Bluetooth Interface

Item

Data throughput

Protocol

Interface

Connector type

Specification

723 bps (full speed data rate)

Bluetooth 1.1 (Upgradeable to Bluetooth 1.2 when SIG specification is ratified).

USB 1.1

Mini-USB

Wireless Module 802.11b/g (optional device)

Item

Chipset

Data throughput

Protocol

Interface

Specification

Built-in ICH6-M

11~54 Mbps

802.11b+g

Mini-PCI type II (What does PCI Bus means on the system block diagram?)

Hard Disk Drive Interface

Item

Vendor &

Model Name

Seagate 40G ST9402112A

Toshiba MK4025GAS

Hitachi HTS421240H9AT00

WD WD400UE-22HCT0

Samsung M40MP0402H

Seagate ST96812A

Seagate ST960821A

Toshiba MK6025GAS

HGST HTS541260H9AT00

WD WD600UE-22HCT0

Capacity (MB) 40000

Bytes per sector

512

Data heads 2

Drive Format

Disks

Spindle speed

(RPM)

1

4200 RPM

Performance Specifications

Buffer size 2048KB

Interface

Max. media transfer rate

(disk-buffer,

Mbytes/s)

Data transfer rate

(host~buffer,

Mbytes/s)

ATA/ATAPI-6; ATA-6

372

100 MB/Sec.

Ultra DMA mode-5

DC Power Requirements

Voltage tolerance

5V(DC) +/- 5%

60000

512

3 (for Hitachi and Seagate)

4 (for Toshiba)

2

4200 RPM

8192KB

ATA/ATAPI-6; ATA-6

350

100 MB/Sec.

Ultra DMA mode-5

5V(DC) +/- 5%

TOSHIBA MK8025GAS

HITACHI HTS421280H9AT00

SEAGATE ST9808210A

SEAGATE ST98823A

TOSHIBA MK8026GAX

HGST HTS541280H9AT00

WD WD800UE-22HCT0

80000

512

4 (for Hitachi)

3 (for Seagate)

2

4200 RPM

8192KB

ATA/ATA-6; ATA-6

350

100 MB/Sec.

Ultra DMA mode-5

5V(DC) +/- 5%

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Combo Drive Interface

Item

Vendor & model name

Performance Specification

Transfer rate (KB/sec)

Buffer Memory

Interface

Applicable disc format

Loading mechanism

Specification

DVD/CDRW HLDS GCC-4244N

With CD Diskette

Sustained:

Max 3.6Mbytes/sec

With DVD Diskette

Sustained:

Max 10.8Mbytes/sec

2MB

Enhanced IDE(ATAPI) compatible

DVD: DVD-ROM, (DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18),DVD-R (read, single border), DVD-RW, DVD-RAM (2.6GB, 4.7GB)

CD: CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-R, CD-RW Photo (Multisession)

Video CD, CD-Extra, (CD+), CD-test

Load: Manual

Release: (a) Electrical Release (Release Button)

(b) Release by ATAPI command

(c) Emergency Release

5 V +/- 5 % (Operating)

Power Requirement

Input Voltage

DVD-Dual Interface

Item

Vendor & model name

Performance Specification

Transfer rate (KB/sec)

Buffer Memory

Interface

Applicable disc format

Loading mechanism

Specification

LITEON SOSW-833S

PIONEER DVR-K16RA

With CD Diskette

Sustained:

Max 3.6Mbytes/sec

2MB

Enhanced IDE(ATAPI) compatible

With DVD Diskette

Sustained:

Max 10.8Mbytes/sec

Support disc formats

1. Reads data in each CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-1, Video CD, CD-Extra and

CD-Text

2. Reads data in Photo CD (single and Multi-session)

3. Reads standard CD-DA

4. Reads and writes CD-R discs

5. Reads and writes CD-RW discs

6. Reads and writes in each dVD+R/RW (Ver. 1.1)

7. Reads data in each DVD-ROM and DVD-R (Ver. 2.0 for Authoring)

8. Reads and writes in each DVD-R (Ver. 2.0 for general), DVD-RW and

DVD+R/RW (Ver1.1)

Load: Manual

Release: (a) Electrical Release (Release Button)

(b) Release by ATAPI command

(c) Emergency Release

5 V +/- 5 % (Operating)

Power Requirement

Input Voltage

Audio Interface

Item

Audio Controller

Audio onboard or optional

ALC655

Built-in

Specification

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Audio Interface

Item

Mono or Stereo

Resolution

Compatibility

Mixed sound source

Voice channel

Sampling rate

Internal microphone

Internal speaker / Quantity

Video Interface

Item

Chipset

Package

Interface

Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port

Video Memory

Item

Chipset

Memory size

Interface

USB Port

Item

Chipset

USB Compliancy Level

OHCI

Number of USB port

Location

Serial port function control

PCMCIA Port

Item

PCMCIA controller

Supports card type

Number of slots

Access location

Supports ZV (Zoomed Video) port

Supports 32 bit CardBus

Specification

Stereo

16 bit stereo digital to analog converter

16 bit stereo analog to digital converter

AC97

Line-in, CD

8/16-bit, mono/stereo

44,1 KHz (48K byte for AC97 interface)

Yes

Yes/2

Specification

Built-in Intel

®

910GML

35.5 mm x 40 mm 1257 pin mBGA internal PCIE

Yes

Built-in Intel

®

910GML

64MB/128MB

DDR2

Specification

Specification

Built-in ICH6-M

2.0

USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 Host controller

3

Three on the right side

Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup

Specification

ENE CB1410

Type-II

One type-II

Left panel

No ZV support

Yes

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System Board Major Chips

Item

Core logic

VGA

LAN

USB 2.0

Super I/O controller

MODEM

Bluetooth

Wireless 802.11 b+g

PCMCIA

Audio

Keyboard

Item

Keyboard controller

Total number of keypads

Windows logo key

Internal & external keyboard work simultaneously

Battery

Item

Vendor & model name

Battery Type

Pack capacity

Number of battery cell

Package configuration

Normal voltage

Charge voltage

Controller

Intel

®

910GML+ICH6-M

Built in Intel

®

910GML

RealTek 8110CL

Built in ICH6-M

This model does not employ Super I/O controller since it does not have FIR, IEEE 1394 function

Built-in ICH6-M

Built-in ICH6-M

Built-in ICH6-M

ENE CB1410

Realtek ALC655

Specification

ENE KB 3910

88-/89-key

Yes

Plug USB keyboard to the USB port directly: Yes

Specification

Sanyo (6cell) 2.0

Sony (6cell) 2.0

Panasonic (6cell) 2.0

Snayo (6cell) 2.4

Sony (6cell) 2.4

Panasonic (6cell)2.4

Sanyo (9cell) 2.4

Li-ion

4000 mAH forSanyo (6cell) 2.0

3920 mAH Sony (6cell) 2.0

3900 mAH Panasonic (6cell) 2.0

4800 mAH Snayo (6cell) 2.4

4800 mAH Sony (6cell) 2.4

4800 mAH Panasonic (6cell)2.4

Sanyo (9cell) 2.4

6/9

3 cells in series, 2 series in parallel

3 cells in series, 3 series in parallel

14.8V

16.8+-0.2v

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LCD 14.1” inch

Item

Vendor & model name

Screen Diagonal (mm)

Active Area (mm)

Display resolution (pixels)

Pixel Pitch

Pixel Arrangement

Display Mode

Typical White Luminance (cd/m

2

) also called Brightness

Luminance Uniformity

Contrast Ratio

Response Time (Optical Rise Time/Fall

Time)msec

Nominal Input Voltage VDD

Typical Power Consumption (watt)

Weight

Physical Size(mm)

Electrical Interface

Support Color

Specification

AU B141EW01

14.1 inches

304.1x228.1

1024x768 XGA

0.297x0.297

R.G.B. Vertical

Stripe

Normally White

180 (5 point average)

150 (5 point average)

N/A

300

24/11

15/35

+3.3V Typ.

5.6/5.7

550

317.3x242.0x6.

0

1 channel LVDS

262K colors

(RGB 6-bit data driver)

CMO N141I1-

L02

14.1 inches

304.1x228.1

1024x768 XGA

0.099x0.297

R.G.B. Vertical

Stripe

Normally White

160

N/A

300

8/17

+3.3V

3.96

570

317.3x242.0x5.

9

1 channel LVDS

262,144

Viewing Angle (degree)

Horizontal: Right/Left

Vertial: Upper/Lower

40/40

10/30

45/45

15/35

QDI

QD14TL01-03

14.1 inches

304.1x228.1

1024x768 XGA

0.297x0.297

R.G.B. Vertical

Stripe

Normally White

150

70

250

10/25

3.3V

N/A

600

317.3x242.0x6.

5

1 channel LVDS

262,144

40/40

20/40

SAMSUNG

LTN141W1-L01

14.1 inches

Operating

Storage (shipping)

0 to +50

-20 to +60

0 to +50

-25 to +60

0 to +50

-20 to +60

LCD Inverter

Item

Vendor & model name

Brightness conditions

Input voltage (V)

Input current (mA)

Output voltage (V, rms)

Output current (mA, rms)

Output voltage frequency (k Hz)

AC Adaptor

Item

Input rating

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Darfon/V189-301GP

N/A

9~21

2.56 (max)

780V (2000V for kick off)

6.5 (max)

65K Hz (max)

Specification

Specification

90V AC to 264V AC, 47Hz to 63Hz

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AC Adaptor

Item

Maximum input AC current

Inrush current

Efficiency

System Power Management

ACPI mode

Mech. Off (G3)

Soft Off (G2/S5)

Working (G0/S0)

Suspend to RAM (S3)

Save to Disk (S4)

Specification

1.7A

220A@115VAC

220A@230VAC

82% min. @115VAC input full load

Power Management

All devices in the system are turned off completely.

OS initiated shutdown. All devices in the system are turned off completely.

Individual devices such as the CPU and hard disc may be power managed in this state.

CPU set power down

VGA Suspend

PCMCIA Suspend

Audio Power Down

Hard Disk Power Down

CD-ROM Power Down

Super I/O Low Power mode

Also called Hibernation Mode. System saves all system states and data onto the disc prior to power off the whole system.

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System Utilities

BIOS Setup Utility

The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/

Output System).

Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run Setup. Please also refer to Chapter 4

Troubleshooting when problem arises.

To activate the BIOS Utility, press

m

during POST (when “Press <F2> to enter Setup” message is prompted on the bottom of screen).

Press m to enter setup. The default parameter of F12 Boot Menu is set to “disabled”. If you want to change boot device without entering BIOS Setup Utility, please set the parameter to “enabled”.

Press <F12> during POST to enter multi-boot menu. In this menu, user can change boot device without entering BIOS SETUP Utility.

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

Asset Tag Number

CPU Type :

CPU Speed :

HDD Model Name :

Intel (R) Pentium (R) M processor 1.60GHz

1600MHz

ST96812A - (PM)

HDD Serial Number :

VGA BIOS Ver

PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16RA

ATAPI Model Name :

None

ATAPI Serial Number : None

System BIOS Ver: V0.05

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KBC Ver

Serial Number

01.00

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

N/A

Produce Name

Manufacturer Name:

UUID:

Aspire 3620/TravelMate 2420

Acer xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

22 Byte

32 Byte

16 Byte

16 Byte

32 Byte

F1 Help ↑ ↓ Select Item F5/F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults

Esc Exit

Select Menu Enter Select

4

Sub - Menu F10 Save and Exit

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Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options: Info., Main, System Devices, Security, Boot, and Exit.

Follow these instructions:

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To choose a menu, use the cursor left/right keys (zx).

To choose a parameter, use the cursor up/down keys ( wy).

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T

T

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To change the value of a parameter, press por q.

A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press e to expand this item.

Press ^ while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu.

In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing t. You can also press u to save any changes made and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

NOTE: You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in square brackets. Navigation keys for a particular menu are shown on the bottom of the screen. Help for parameters are found in the Item

Specific Help part of the screen. Read this carefully when making changes to parameter values. Please

note that system information is subject to different models.

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Information

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

Manufacturer Name:

UUID:

CPU Type :

KBC Ver

Serial Number

Intel (R) Pentium (R) M processor 1.60GHz

CPU Speed :

HDD Model Name :

VGA BIOS Ver

1600MHz

ST96812A - (PM)

HDD Serial Number :

PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16RA

ATAPI Model Name : None

ATAPI Serial Number : None

System BIOS Ver: V0.05

1227

01.00

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Asset Tag Number

Produce Name

N/A

Aspire 3620/TravelMate 2420

Acer xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

22 Byte

32 Byte

16 Byte

16 Byte

32 Byte

F1 Help

↑ ↓

Select Item F5/F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults

Esc Exit

Select Menu Enter Select

4

Sub - Menu F10 Save and Exit

NOTE: The system information is subject to different models.

Parameter

CPU Type

IDE1 Model Name

IDE1 Serial Number

IDE2I Model Name

IDE2 Serial Number

System BIOS ver

VGA BIOS Ver

KBC Ver

Serial Number

Asset Tag Number

Product Name

Manufacturer Name

UUID Number

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Description

This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system.

This field shows the model name of HDD installed on primary IDE master.

This field displays the serial number of HDD installed on primary IDE master.

This field displays the mofel name of devices installed on secondary IDE master. The hard disk drive or optical drive model name is automatically detected by the system.

This field shows the serial number of devices installed on secondary IDE master.

Displays system BIOS version.

This field displays the VGA firmware version of the system.

This field shows the keyboard

This field displays the serial number of this unit.

This field displays the asset tag number of the system.

This field shows product name of the system.

This field displays the manufacturer of this system.

This will be visible only when an internal LAN device is presenting.

UUID=32bytes

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Main

The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup parameters. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters.

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

Information

Main

Security Boot Exit

Item Specific Help

System Time:

System Date:

System Memory:

Extended Memory:

Video Memory

Quiet Boot:

Power on display:

Network boot

F12 Boot Menu

D2D Recovery

[09:03:49]

[11/29/2005]

640 KB

<Tab>, <Shift-Tab>, or

<Enter> selects field.

Shows system base memory size

510 MB

[128MB]

Shows extended memory size

VGA memory size

[Enabled]

[Auto ]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

[Enabled]

F1 Help

↑ ↓

Select Item Change Values F9 Setup Defaults

Esc Exit

Select Menu Enter Select

4

Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit

NOTE: The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ.

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The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.

Parameter

System Time

System Date

System Memory

Extended Memory

VGA Memory

Quiet Boot

Power on display

Network Boot

F12 Boot Menu

D2D Recovery

Description

Sets the system time. The hours are displayed with 24-hour format.

Sets the system date.

Format/Option

Format: HH:MM:SS

(hour:minute:second) System Time

Format MM/DD/YYYY (month/day/ year)

System Date

This field reports the memory size of the system.

Memory size is fixed to 640MB

This field reports the memory size of the extended memory in the system.

Extended Memory size=Total memory size-1MB

Shows the VGA memory size. VGA Memory size=64/128MB

Determines if Customer Logo will be displayed or not; shows Summary Screen is disabled or enabled.

Enabled: Customer Logo is displayed, and

Summary Screen is disabled.

Disabled: Customer Logo is not displayed, and

Summary Screen is enabled.

Auto: During power process, the system will detect if any display device is connected on external video port. If any external display device is connected, the power on display will be in CRT

(or projector) only mode. Otherwise it will be in

LCD only mode.

Both: Simultaneously enable both the integrated

LCD screen and the system’s external video port

(for an external CRT or projector).

Enables, disables the system boot from LAN

(remote server).

Enables, disables Boot Menu during POST.

Enables, disables D2D Recovery function. The function allows the user to create a hidden partition on hard disc drive to store operation system and restore the system to factory defaults.

Option:

Enabled

or Disabled

Option:

Auto

or Both

Option:

Enabled

or Disabled

Option:

Disabled

or Enabled

Option:

Enabled

or Disabled

NOTE: The sub-items under each device will not be shown if the device control is set to disable or auto. This is because the user is not allowed to control the settings in these cases.

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Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use.

Information Main

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

Security

Boot

Exit

User Password is :

Supervisor Password is :

Set User Password

Set Supervisor Password

Primary HardDisk Security

Password on Boot

Clear

Clear

[Enter]

[Enter]

[Disabled]

[Disabled]

Item Specific Help

Supervisor Password controls accesses of the whole setup utility.

It can be used to boot up when Password on boot is enabled.

F1 Help ↑ ↓ Select Item F5/F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults

Esc Exit

← →

Enter

4

Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit

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The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.

Parameter

User Password is

Supervisor Password is

Set User Password

Set Supervisor Password

Primary HardDisk Security

Password on Boot

Description

Shows the setting of the user password.

Shows the setting of the Supervisor password

Press Enter to set the user password. When user password is set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. The user can enter Setup menu only and does not have right to change the value of parameters.

Press Enter to set the supervisor password.

When set, this password protects the BIOS

Setup Utility from unauthorized access. The user can not either enter the Setup menu nor change the value of parameters.

Enables or disables primary hard disk security function.

Defines whether a password is required or not while the events defined in this group happened. The following sub-options are all requires the Supervisor password for changes and should be grayed out if the user password was used to enter setup.

Option

Clear

or Set

Clear

or Set

Disabled

or Enabled

NOTE: When you are prompted to enter a password, you have three tries before the system halts. Don’t forget your password. If you forget your password, you may have to return your notebook computer to your dealer to reset it.

Setting a Password

Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password:

1.

Use the w andy keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The

Set Supervisor Password box appears:

2.

Type a password in the “Enter New Password” field. The password length can not exceeds 8 alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, not case sensitive). Retype the password in the “Confirm New

Password” field.

IMPORTANT:Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen.

3.

Press e.

After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to “Set”.

4.

If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter.

5.

When you are done, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Removing a Password

Follow these steps:

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1.

Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The

Set Password box appears:

2.

Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e.

3.

Press e twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields.

The computer then sets the Supervisor Password parameter to “Clear”.

4.

When you have changed the settings, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Changing a Password

1.

Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The

Set Password box appears:

2.

Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e.

3.

Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field.

4.

Press e. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to “Set”.

5.

If desired, you can enable the Password on boot parameter.

6.

When you are done, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

If the verification is OK, the screen will display as following.

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The password setting is complete after the user presses u.

If the current password entered does not match the actual current password, the screen will show you the

Setup Warning.

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If the new password and confirm new password strings do not match, the screen will display the following message.

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Boot

This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the distette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM in module bay.

Information

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

Main Security

Boot

+Hard Drive

Floppy Devices

CD-ROM/DVD Drive

Network Boot

Exit

Item Specific Help

Keys used to view or configure devices:

<Enter> to expands or collapses devices with a + or -

<F5> and <F6> moves the device up or down.

F1 Help

↑ ↓

Select Item F5/F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults

Esc Exit

← →

Enter

4 Sub-Menu

F10 Save and Exit

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Exit

The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use.

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

Information Main Security

Exit

Exit Saving Changes

Exit Disarding Changes

Load Setup Defaults

Discard Changes

Save Changes

Item Specific Help

Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.

F1 Help ↑ ↓ Select Item F5/F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults

Esc Exit

← →

Enter

4 Sub-Menu

F10 Save and Exit

The table below describes the parameters in this screen.

Parameter

Exit Saving Changes

Exit Discarding Changes

Load Setup Default

Discard Changes

Save Changes

Description

Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.

Exit utility without saving setup data to CMOS.

Load default values for all SETUP item.

Load previous values from CMOS for all SETUP items.

Save Setup Data to CMOS.

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BIOS Flash Utility

The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions:

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New versions of system programs

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New features or options

Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted.

Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM.

NOTE: If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery

Diskette before you use the Phlash utility.

NOTE: Do not install memory-related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when you use the Phlash.

NOTE: Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the Phlash utility. If the battery pack does not contain enough power to finish BIOS flash, you may not boot the system because the BIOS is not completely loaded.

Fellow the steps below to run the Phlash.

1.

Prepare a bootable diskette.

2.

Copy the flash utilities to the bootable diskette.

3.

Then boot the system from the bootable diskette. The flash utility has auto-execution function.

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Chapter 3

Machine Disassembly and Replacement

This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for maintenance and troubleshooting.

To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools:

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Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge

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T

Small Philips screw driver

Philips screwdriver

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Plastic flat head screw driver

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Tweezers

NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the components.

When you remove the stripe cover, please be careful not to scrape the cover.

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General Information

Before You Begin

Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following:

1.

Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals.

2.

Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system.

3.

Remove the battery pack.

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Disassembly Procedure Flowchart

The flowchart on the succeeding page gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to remove the system board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

Start

Battery

Lower Case

*2

Speaker Set

Middle Cover

Lower Case

Assembly

O*2

Main Board

Assembly

Memory

H*2

DIMM Cover

E*1

ODD Module

P*1

Keyboard

J*2 on bottom side

K*2 on top side

LCD Module

E*1 on upper case assemby

E*12 on bottom side

F*3 on bottom side

A*2 on rear side

RTC Battery

HDD Bracket

Upper Case

Assembly

H*3

HDD Cover

O*4

HDD Module

M*4

Wireless LAN

Microphone

Card

HDD

Bluetooth

Module

Upper Case

Touchpad

Assembly

N*3

86.9A353.3R0*2

North Bridge

Plate

C*1

D*2

CPU Heatsink

CPU

86.9A353.3R0*2

Modem Board Fan

O*2

ODD Module

G*2

Touchpad

Bracket

Touchpad

ODD ODD Bracket

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LCD Module

4 screw caps

J*4 for 15"

J*8 for 15.4"

LCD Bezel

I*2 I*2

LCD Inverter

LCD Panel

LCD

Assembly

G*8

LCD

LCD Wire

Cable

LCD Brackets

M

N

K

L

O

P

I

J

G

H

E

F

C

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Screw List

Item

A

B

Description

SCW HEX NYL I#R-40/O#4-40 L5.5

SCREW MACH WAFER M2*L4 NI

CPU SCREW M2.5*4.3L (2.3 KG)

CPU SCREW M2.5*4.3L (1.55 KG)

SCREW M2.5-6

SCRW M2.5*L8(NON NYLOK)

SCREW M2*3 NYLON 1JMCPC-420325

SCREW

SCREW M2.5*4L(NYLOCK)BLACK ZN

SCREW M2.5X6

SRW M2.5*8L B/ZN NYLOK 700

SCRW M2.5*L3(NON NYLOK)

SCREW M3x4(86.9A524.4R0)

SCREW WAFER NYLOK NI 2ML3

SCRW M2*4 WAFER NI

SCRW M2.5*3 WAFER NI

Part Number

34.00015.081

86.00059.220 (PC Card slot x4)

86.00D01.230

86.00D02.230

86.9A323.6R0

86.9A323.8R0

86.9A352.3R0

86.9A352.4R0

86.9A353.4R0

86.9A353.6R0

86.9A353.8R0

86.9A523.3R0

86.9A524.4R0

86.9A552.3R0

86.9A552.4R0

86.9A553.3R0

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Removing the Battery Pack

1.

Unlock the battery lock.

2.

Slide the battery latch then remove the battery.

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Removing the Wireless LAN Card/the HDD Module/the Memory/the

ODD Module and the LCD Module

Removing the Memory and the HDD Module

1.

Remove the five screws fastening the DIMM cover.

2.

Detach the DIMM cover carefully.

3.

Pop out the memory carefully.

4.

Disconnect wireless main and auxiliary antenna from the wireless LAN card.

5.

Pop out the wireless LAN card and remove it.

6.

Remove the three screwss fastening the HDD cover.

7.

Detach the HDD cover from the main unit.

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8.

Remove the four screws fastening the HDD module.

9.

Then detach the HDD module carefully.

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Removing the ODD Module

1.

First, remove the screw fastening the ODD module as shown.

2.

Push the ODD module outwards then remove it.

Removing the LCD Module

1.

Detach the middle cover from the main uiit carefully.

2.

Disconnect the launch board FFC from the launch board.

3.

Remove the middle cover (with launch board and microphone) from the main unit.

4.

Disconnect the microphone cable from the launch board.

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.

5.

Take out the microphone from the middle cover.

6.

Remove the two screws fastening the launch board.

7.

Then remove the launch board from the middle cover.

8.

Remove the screw holding the keyboard.

9.

Turn over the keyboard as shown.

10. Disconnect the keyboard cable.

11. Remove the keyboard from the main unit.

12. Tear off the tapes fastening the wireless antenna cable.

13. Pull the antenna set from the main unit.

14. Disconnect the LCD cable.

15. Turn over the notebook then remove two screws fastening the LCD module.

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16. Remove two screws fastening the LCD hinges.

17. Then detach the LCD module from the main unit.

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Disassembling the Main Unit

Separate the Main Unit Into the Upper and the Lower Case Assembly

1.

Disconnect the touchpad cable and the LED FFC from the main board.

2.

Remove the 15 screws on the bottom as shown.

3.

Detach the upper case assembly from the lower case assembly carefully.

Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly

4.

Turn over the lower case assembly to the bottom side, then disconnect the fan cable.

5.

Turn over the lower case assemlby to the fron side, then detach the bluetooth module.

6.

Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the main board.

7.

Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth module as shown.

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8.

Disconnect the speaker set cable from the main board.

9.

Remove the four screws fastening the main board to the lower case.

10. Detach the main board from the lower case carefully.

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11. Remove the two screws holding the speaker set.

12. Take out the speaker set from the lower case.

13. Remove the three screws fastening the system fan.

14. Detach the fan from the lower case.

15. Disconnect the RTC battery cable then detach the RTC battery.

16. Disconnect the launch board FFC from the main board.

17. Disconnect the modem cable from the main board.

18. Disconnect the modem board from the main board.

19. Disconnect the modem cable from the modem board as shown.

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20. Remove the five screws fastening the heatsink.

21. Remove the heatsink from the main board.

22. Use a flat-headed screwdriver to release the CPU socket lock.

23. Remove the CPU from the CPU socket carefully.

Disassembling the Upper Case Assembly

1.

Remove the two screws fastening the LED board.

2.

The remove the LED board from the upper case assembly carefully.

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3.

Disconnect the LED board FFC from the LED board.

4.

Disconnect the touchpad FFC then remove it.

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5.

Remove the four screws fastening the touchpad bracket.

6.

Remove the touchpad bracket (with touchpad).

7.

Detach the touchpad from the touchpad bracke.t

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Disassembling the LCD Module

1.

Remove the four screw caps as shown.

2.

Remove the four screws holding the LCD bezel.

3.

Then detach the LCD bezel from the LCD module.

4.

Remove the two screws fastening the LCD inverter.

5.

Take out the LCD inverter from the LCD cover, then disconnect the LCD cable from the inverter.

6.

Remove the two screws holding the LCD to the LCD panel.

7.

Remove the LCD assembly from the LCD panel as shown.

8.

Remove the two screws fastening the wireless antenna set.

9.

Detach the wireless antenna set from the LCD panel on one side.

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10. Detach the wireless antenna set on the other side.

11. Remove the two screws fastening the LCD hinges.

12. Then remove the LCD hinges from the LCD panel.

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13. Tear off the tape fastening the LCD cable.

14. Disconnect the LCD cable from the LCD.

15. Tear off another tape holding the LCD cable.

16. Remove the four screws fastening the LCD right bracket.

17. Remove the right bracket from the LCD.

18. Remove the four screws fastening the LCD left bracket.

19. Remove the left bracket from the LCD.

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Disassembling the External Modules

Disassembling the HDD Module

1.

Remove the four screws fastening the HDD bracket.

2.

Remove the HDD bracket.

Disassembling the ODD Module

1.

Remove the two screws holding the ODD fix holder bracket.

2.

Then remove the ODD fix holder bracket.

3.

Reove the two screws fastening the ODD rail bracket then remove the rail bracket.

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Chapter 4

Troubleshooting

Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems.

NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses.

1.

Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible.

2.

Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating the same operation.

3.

Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which page to go to.

Symptoms (Verified)

Power failure. (The power indicator does not go on or stay on.)

POST does not complete. No beep or error codes are indicated.

POST detects an error and displayed messages on screen.

Other symptoms (i.e. LCD display problems or others).

Symptoms cannot be re-created (intermittent problems).

Go To

“Power System Check” on page 67.

“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on page 70

“Undetermined Problems” on page 82

“Error Message List” on page 71

“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on page 70

Use the customer-reported symptoms and go to

“Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message” on page 70

“Intermittent Problems” on page 81

“Undetermined Problems” on page 82

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System Check Procedures

External Diskette Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is required.

NOTE: Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail.

Do the following to select the test device.

1.

Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program.

2.

See if FDD Test is passed as the program runs to FDD Test.

3.

Follow the instructions in the message window.

If an error occurs with the internal diskette drive, reconnect the diskette connector on the system board.

If the error still remains:

1.

Reconnect the external diskette drive/DVD-ROM module.

2.

Replace the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module.

3.

Replace the main board.

External CD-ROM Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD-ROM. Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. The label can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive to fail.

Do the following to select the test device:

1.

Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program.

2.

See if CD-ROM Test is passed when the program runs to CD-ROM Test.

3.

Follow the instructions in the message window.

If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the System board. If the error still remains:

1.

Reconnect the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module.

2.

Replace the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module.

3.

Replace the main board.

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check

Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested.

If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected character appears, make sure that the flexible cable extending from the keyboard is correctly seated in the connector on the system board.

If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test.

If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:

1.

Reconnect the keyboard cables.

2.

Replace the keyboard.

3.

Replace the main board.

The following auxiliary input devices are supported by this computer:

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Numeric keypad

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External keyboard

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If any of these devices do not work, reconnect the cable connector and repeat the failing operation.

Memory check

Memory errors might stop system operations, show error messages on the screen, or hang the system.

1.

Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the doagmpstotics program (please refer to main board.

2.

Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items.

3.

Press F2 in the test items.

4.

Follow the instructions in the message window.

NOTE: Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. A loose connection can cause an error.

Power System Check

To verify the symptom of the problem, power on the computer using each of the following power sources:

1.

Remove the battery pack.

2.

Connect the power adapter and check that power is supplied.

3.

Disconnect the power adapter and install the charged battery pack; then check that power is supplied by the battery pack.

If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate power supply check in the following list:

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“Check the Power Adapter” on page 68

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“Check the Battery Pack” on page 69

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Check the Power Adapter

Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power adapter cable. See the following figure

Pin 1: +19 to +20.5V

Pin 2: 0V, Ground

1.

If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adapter.

2.

If the voltage is within the range, do the following:

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T

Replace the System board.

If the problem is not corrected, see “Undetermined Problems” on page 82.

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If the voltage is not correct, go to the next step.

NOTE: An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate a defect.

3.

If the power-on indicator does not light up, check the power cord of the power adapter for correct continuity and installation.

4.

If the operational charge does not work, see “Check the Battery Pack” on page 69.

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Check the Battery Pack

To check the battery pack, do the following:

From Software:

1.

Check out the Power Management in control Panel

2.

In Power Meter, confirm that if the parameters shown in the screen for Current Power Source and Total

Battery Power Remaining are correct.

3.

Repeat the steps 1 and 2, for both battery and adapter.

4.

This helps you identify first the problem is on recharging or discharging.

From Hardware:

1.

Power off the computer.

2.

Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery terminals 1(+) and 6(ground). See the following figure

3.

If the voltage is still less than 7.5 Vdc after recharging, replace the battery.

To check the battery charge operation, use a discharged battery pack or a battery pack that has less than 50% of the total power remaining when installed in the computer.

If the battery status indicator does not light up, remove the battery pack and let it return to room temperature.

Re-install the battery pack.

If the charge indicator still does not light up, replace the battery pack. If the charge indicator still does not light up, replace the DC/DC charger board.

Touchpad Check

If the touchpad doesn’t work, do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:

1.

Reconnect the touchpad cables.

2.

Replace the touchpad.

3.

Replace the system board.

After you use the touchpad, the pointer drifts on the screen for a short time. This self-acting pointer movement can occur when a slight, steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. This symptom is not a hardware problem. No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time.

Chapter 4 69

Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message

The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is listed first.

NOTE: Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU/Action column, if the FRU replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer. Do not replace a non-defective FRU.

This index can also help you determine the next possible FRU to be replaced when servicing a computer.

If the symptom is not listed, see “Undetermined Problems” on page 82.

The following lists the error messages that the BIOS displays on the screen and the error symptoms classified by function.

NOTE: Most of the error messages occur during POST. Some of them display information about a hardware device, e.g., the amount of memory installed. Others may indicate a problem with a device, such as the way it has been configured.

NOTE: If the system fails after you make changes in the BIOS Setup Utility menus, reset the computer, enter

Setup and install Setup defaults or correct the error.

70 Chapter 4

Index of Error Messages

Error Code List

006

010

070

071

072

110

<No error code>

<No error code>

Error Codes Error Messages

Equipment Configuration Error

Causes:

1. CPU BIOS Update Code Mismatch

2. IDE Primary Channel Master Drive Error

(THe causes will be shown before “Equipment Configuration

Error”)

Memory Error at xxxx:xxxx:xxxxh (R:xxxxh, W:xxxxh)

Real Time Clock Error

CMOS Battery Bad

CMOS Checksum Error

System disabled.

Incorrect password is specified.

Battery critical LOW

In this situation BIOS will issue 4 short beeps then shut down system, no message will show.

Thermal critical High

In this situation BIOS will shut down system, not show message.

Error Message List

Error Messages

Failure Fixed Disk

Stuck Key

Keyboard error

Keyboard Controller Failed

Keyboard locked - Unlock key switch

FRU/Action in Sequence

Reconnect hard disk drive connector.

“Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.

Hard disk drive

System board

see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 66. see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 66. see “Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check” on page 66.

Unlock external keyboard

Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run Setup Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.

Shadow RAM Failed at offset: nnnn BIOS ROM

System board

System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn

Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn

DIMM

System board

DIMM

System board

System battery is dead - Replace and run Setup Replace RTC battery and Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot system.

System CMOS checksum bad - Default configuration used

RTC battery

Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot system.

System timer error RTC battery

Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot system.

System board

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72

Error Message List

CMOS

Error Messages

Real time clock error

Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used

Memory size found by POST differed from

Diskette drive A error

Incorrect Drive A type - run SETUP

System cache error - Cache disabled

CPU ID:

DMA Test Failed

Software NMI Failed

Fail-Safe Timer NMI Failed

Device Address Conflict

Allocation Error for device

Failing Bits: nnnn

Fixed Disk n

Invalid System Configuration Data

I/O device IRQ conflict

Operating system not found

FRU/Action in Sequence

RTC battery

Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot system.

System board

Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.

RTC battery

System board

Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.

DIMM

System board

Check the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in BIOS

Setup Utility

See “External Diskette Drive Check” on page 66.

Check the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in BIOS

Setup Utility

System board

System board

DIMM

System board

DIMM

System board

DIMM

System board

Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.

RTC battery

System board

Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.

RTC battery

System board

DIMM

BIOS ROM

System board

None

BIOS ROM

System board

Run “Load Default Settings” in BIOS Setup Utility.

RTC battery

System board

Enter Setup and see if fixed disk and drive A: are properly identified.

Diskette drive

Hard disk drive

System board

Chapter 4

Error Message List

No beep, power-on indicator turns off and LCD is blank.

No beep Error Messages

No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank.

No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. But you can see POST on an external

CRT.

FRU/Action in Sequence

Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power

System Check” on page 67..

Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly.

Reconnect the DIMM.

LED board.

System board.

Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power

System Check” on page 67..

Reconnect the LCD connector

Hard disk drive

LCD inverter ID

LCD cable

LCD Inverter

LCD

System board

Reconnect the LCD connectors.

LCD inverter ID

LCD cable

LCD inverter

LCD

System board

No beep, power-on indicator turns on and a blinking cursor shown on LCD during POST.

Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly.

System board

No beep during POST but system runs correctly. Speaker

System board

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Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes

Code Beeps

28h

29h

2Ah

2Ch

2Eh

20h

22h

24h

26h

17h

18h

1Ah

1Ch

12h

13h

14h

16h

08h

09h

0Ah

0Bh

02h

03h

04h

06h

0Ch

0Eh

0Fh

10h

11h

2Fh

30h

3Ah

3Ch

3Dh

42h

45h

32h

33h

36h

38h

1-2-2-3

1-3-1-1

1-3-1-3

1-3-4-1

1-3-4-3

1-4-1-1

74

POST Routine Description

Verify Real Mode

Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI)

Get CPU type

Initialize system hardware

Initialize chipset with initial POST values

Set IN POST flag

Initialize CPU registers

Enable CPU cache

Initialize caches to initial POST values

Initialize I/O component

Initialize the local bus IDE

Initialize Power Management

Load alternate registers with initial POST values

Restore CPU control word during warm boot

Initialize PCI Bus Mastering devices

Initialize keyboard controller

BIOS ROM checksum

Initialize cache before memory autosize

8254 timer initialization

8237 DMA controller initialization

Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller

Test DRAM refresh

Test 8742 Keyboard Controller

Set ES segment register to 4 GB

Enable A20 line

Autosize DRAM

Initialize POST Memory Manager

Clear 215 KB base RAM

RAM failure on address line xxxx

RAM failure on data bits xxxx of low byte of memory bus

Enable cache before system BIOS shadow

RAM failure on data bits xxxx of high byte of memory bus

Test CPU bus-clock frequency

Initialize Phoenix Dispatch Manager

Warm start shut down

Shadow system BIOS ROM

Autosize cache

Advanced configuration of chipset registers

Load alternate registers with CMOS values

Initialize interrupt vectors

POST device initialization

Chapter 4

7Eh

80h

81h

82h

70h

72h

76h

7Ch

83h

84h

85h

86h

87h

88h

89h

8Ah

8Bh

67h

68h

69h

6Ah

60h

62h

64h

66h

6Bh

6Ch

6Eh

59h

5Ah

5Bh

5Ch

51h

52h

54h

58h

4Bh

4Ch

4Eh

50h

46h

48h

49h

4Ah

Chapter 4

Code

2-1-2-3

Beeps

2-2-3-1

POST Routine Description

Check ROM copyright notice

Check video configuration against CMOS

Initialize PCI bus and devices

Initialize all video adapters in system

QuietBoot start (optional)

Shadow video BIOS ROM

Display BIOS copyright notice

Display CPU type and speed

Initialize EISA board

Test keyboard

Set key click if enabled

Test for unexpected interrupts

Initialize POST display service

Display prompt “Press F2 to enter SETUP”

Disable CPU cache

Test RAM between 512 and 640 KB

Test extended memory

Test extended memory address lines

Jump to User Patch1

Configure advanced cache registers

Initialize Multi Processor APIC

Enable external and CPU caches

Setup System Management Mode (SMM) area

Display external L2 cache size

Load custom defaults (optional)

Display shadow-area message

Display possible high address for UMB recovery

Display error messages

Check for configuration errors

Check for keyboard errors

Set up hardware interrupt vectors

Initialize coprocessor if present

Disable onboard Super I/O ports and IRQs

Late POST device initialization

Detect and install external RS232 ports

Configure non-MCD IDE controllers

Detect and install external parallel ports

Initialize PC-compatible PnP ISA devices

Re-initialize onboard I/O ports

Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices

(optional)

Initialize BIOS Area

Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs)

Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area

Test and initialize PS/2 mouse

75

76

C3h

C4h

C5h

C6h

BFh

C0h

C1h

C2h

B5h

B6h

B9h

BAh

BBh

BCh

BDh

BEh

C7h

C8h

C9h

A4h

A8h

AAh

ACh

AEh

B0h

B2h

B4h

9Eh

9Fh

A0h

A2h

99h

9Ah

9Ch

9Dh

92h

93h

95h

96h

8Ch

8Fh

90h

91h

97h

98h

Code

1-2

1

Beeps POST Routine Description

Initialize floppy controller

Determine number of ATA drives (optional)

Initialize hard-disk controllers

Initialize local-bus hard-disk controllers

Jump to UserPatch2

Build MPTABLE for multi-processor boards

Install CD ROM for boot

Clear huge ES segment register

Fixup Multi Processor table

Search for option ROMs. One long, two short beeps on checksum failure.

Check for SMART drive (optional)

Shadow option ROMs

Set up Power Management

Initialize security engine (optional)

Enable hardware interrupts

Determine number of ATA and SCSI drives

Set time of day

Check key lock

Initialize Typematic rate

Erase F2 prompt

Scan for F2 key stroke

Enter SETUP

Clear Boot flag

Check for errors

POST done- prepare to boot operating system

One short beep before boot

Terminate QuietBoot (optional)

Check password (optional)

Prepare Boot

Initialize DMI parameters

Initialize PnP Option ROMs

Clear parity checkers

Display MultiBoot menu

Clear screen (optional)

Check virus and backup reminders

Try to boot with INT 19

Initialize POST Error Manager (PEM)

Initialize error logging

Initialize error display function

Initialize system error handler

PnPnd dual CMOS (optional)

Initialize notebook docking (optional)

Initialize notebook docking late

Force check (optional)

Extended checksum (optional)

Chapter 4

D2h

Code

E8h

E9h

EAh

EBh

ECh

EDh

EEh

EFh

E4h

E5h

E6h

E7h

E0h

E1h

E2h

E3h

F4h

F5h

F6h

F7h

F0h

F1h

F2h

F3h

Code

1

Beeps

Beeps

POST Routine Description

Unknown interrupt

Initialize the chipset

Initialize the bridge

Initialize the CPU

Initialize the system timer

Initialize system I/O

Check force recovery boot

Checksum BIOS ROM

Go to BIOS

Set Huge Segment

Initialize Multi Processor

Initialize OEM special code

Initialize PIC and DMA

Initialize Memory type

Initialize Memory size

Shadow Boot Block

System memory test

Initialize interrupt vectors

Initialize Run Time Clock

Initialize video

Initialize System Management Mode

Output one beep before boot

Boot to Mini DOS

Clear Huge Segment

Boot to Full DOS

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Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message

LCD-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error

LCD backlight doesn't work

LCD is too dark

LCD brightness cannot be adjusted

LCD contrast cannot be adjusted

Unreadable LCD screen

Missing pels in characters

Abnormal screen

Wrong color displayed

LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines displayed.

Action in Sequence

Enter BIOS Utility to execute “Load Setup Default Settings”, then reboot system.

Reconnect the LCD connectors.

Keyboard (if contrast and brightness function key doesn't work).

LCD inverter ID

LCD cable

LCD inverter

LCD

System board

Reconnect the LCD connector

LCD inverter ID

LCD cable

LCD inverter

LCD

System board

LCD inverter ID

LCD inverter

LCD cable

LCD

System board

Indicator-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error

Indicator incorrectly remains off or on, but system runs correctly

Action in Sequence

Reconnect the inverter board

Inverter board

System board

Power-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error

Power shuts down during operation

The system doesn’t power-on.

The system doesn’t power-off.

Action in Sequence

Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power

System Check” on page 67.

Battery pack

Power adapter

Hard drive & battery connection board

System board

Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power

System Check” on page 67.

Battery pack

Power adapter

Hard drive & battery connection board

System board

Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See “Power

System Check” on page 67.

Hold and press the power switch for more than 4 seconds.

System board

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Power-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error

Battery can’t be charged

Action in Sequence

See “Check the Battery Pack” on page 69.

Battery pack

System board

PCMCIA-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error

System cannot detect the PC Card (PCMCIA) PCMCIA slot assembly

System board

PCMCIA slot assembly

Action in Sequence

PCMCIA slot pin is damaged.

Memory-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error

Memory count (size) appears different from actual size.

Action in Sequence

Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Default Settings, then reboot system.

DIMM

System board

Speaker-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error

In Windows, multimedia programs, no sound comes from the computer.

Audio driver

Speaker

System board

Internal speakers make noise or emit no sound.

Speaker

System board

Action in Sequence

Power Management-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error

The system will not enter hibernation

The system doesn't enter hibernation mode and four short beeps every minute.

The system doesn’t enter standby mode after closing the LCD

The system doesn't resume from hibernation mode.

The system doesn't resume from standby mode after opening the LCD.

Action in Sequence

See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 36.

Keyboard (if control is from the keyboard)

Hard disk drive

System board

Press Fn+

o

and see if the computer enters hibernation mode.

Touchpad

Keyboard

Hard disk connection board

Hard disk drive

System board

See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 36.

LCD cover switch

System board

See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 36.

Hard disk connection board

Hard disk drive

System board

See “Save to Disk (S4)” on page 36.

LCD cover switch

System board

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80

Power Management-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error

Battery fuel gauge in Windows doesn’t go higher than 90%.

System hangs intermittently.

Action in Sequence

Remove battery pack and let it cool for 2 hours.

Refresh battery (continue use battery until power off, then charge battery).

Battery pack

System board

Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM drives.

Hard disk connection board

System board

Peripheral-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error

System configuration does not match the installed devices.

External display does not work correctly.

USB does not work correctly

Print problems.

Serial or parallel port device problems.

Action in Sequence

Enter BIOS Setup Utility to execute “Load Default Settings”, then reboot system.

Reconnect hard disk/CD-ROM/diskette drives.

Press Fn+F5, LCD/CRT/Both display switching

System board

System board

Ensure the “Parallel Port” in the “Onboard Devices Configuration” of

BIOS Setup Utility is set to Enabled.

Onboard Devices Configuration

Run printer self-test.

Printer driver

Printer cable

Printer

System Board

Ensure the “Serial Port” in the Devices Configuration” of BIOS Setup

Utility is set to Enabled.

Device driver

Device cable

Device

System board

Keyboard/Touchpad-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error

Keyboard (one or more keys) does not work.

Touchpad does not work.

Action in Sequence

Reconnect the keyboard cable.

Keyboard

System board

Reconnect touchpad cable.

Touchpad board

System board

Modem-Related Symptoms

Symptom / Error

Internal modem does not work correctly.

Modem phone port modem combo board

System board

Action in Sequence

NOTE: If you cannot find a symptom or an error in this list and the problem remains, see “Undetermined

Problems” on page 82.

Chapter 4

Intermittent Problems

Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with a hardware defect, such as: cosmic radiation, electrostatic discharge, or software errors. FRU replacement should be considered only when a recurring problem exists.

When analyzing an intermittent problem, do the following:

1.

Run the advanced diagnostic test for the system board in loop mode at least 10 times.

2.

If no error is detected, do not replace any FRU.

3.

If any error is detected, replace the FRU. Rerun the test to verify that there are no more errors.

Chapter 4 81

Undetermined Problems

The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed, which installed devices are incorrect, whether a short circuit is suspected, or whether the system is inoperative.

Follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate non-defective FRU).

NOTE: Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer.

NOTE: Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly. (See “Power

System Check” on page 67.):

1.

Power-off the computer.

2.

Visually check them for damage. If any problems are found, replace the FRU.

3.

Remove or disconnect all of the following devices:

T

Non-Acer devices

T

T

T

T

Printer, mouse, and other external devices

Battery pack

Hard disk drive

DIMM

T

T

CD-ROM/Diskette drive Module

PC Cards

4.

Power-on the computer.

5.

Determine if the problem has changed.

6.

If the problem does not recur, reconnect the removed devices one at a time until you find the failing FRU.

7.

If the problem remains, replace the following FRU one at a time. Do not replace a non-defective FRU:

T

T

System board

LCD assembly

82 Chapter 4

Jumper and Connector Locations

Top View

Chapter 5

3

4

1

2

5

6

SW1

LEDB1

KB1

TPAD1

Switch

LED Board Cable Connector

Keyboard Connector

Touchpad Cable Connector

LCD1 LCD Cable Connector

LAUNCH1 Launch Board Cable Connector

7

8

9

10

BLUE1

U39

RTC1

U40

11 SPKR1

Bluetooth Cable Connector

LAN Connector: RTL8100CL

RTC Battery Connector

Keyboard Controller: ENE CB-

1410QF

Speaker Set Cable Connector

Chapter 5 83

Bottom View

84

NOTE: This is engineering sample. The image above may not be exactly the same as the real main board you get.

3

4

1

2

5

10

11

12

8

9

6

7

USB2

USB3

USB4

LAN1

MDCW

1

CRT1

MDC

U41

U38

FAN1

BAT1

U

USB port

USB port

USB port

RJ11+RJ45 (Modem Port+ Ethernet

Port)

Modem Cable Connector

External Display Port

Modem Board Connector

CPU Socket

North Bridge ()

System Fan Cable Connector

Battery Connector

South Bridge ()

13

14

15

16

17 U44

ODD1

WIN1

DM1

DM3

ODD Connector

Wireless LAN Card Slotr

DIMM Slot1

DIMM Slot2

Keyboard Controller (ENE KB3910SF)

22

23

24

18

19

20

21

U49

U32

LIN1

MIC2

BIOS ROM

Audio Codec (Realtek ACL)

Line-in Jack

Headphones/Speakers/Line-Out Jack

LOUT1 Line-in Jack

PC1 PC Card Slot

HDD1 HDD Connector

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List

This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of Aspire 3620/TravelMate 2420.

Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization).

Please note that WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, you should check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. For whatever reasons a part number change is made, it will not be noted on the printed Service

Guide. For ACER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code from those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.

NOTE:

To scrap or to return the defective parts, you should follow the local government ordinance or regulations on how to dispose it properly, or follow the rules set by your regional Acer office on how to return it.

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Aspire 3620/TravelMate 2420 Exploded Diagram

Aspire 3620/TravelMate 2420 FRU List

Category No.

Adapter

Part Name and Description

ADAPTER 65W DELTA SADP-65KB

DBE

ADAPTER 65W LITEON PA-1650-

02WR

ADAPTER 65W LISHIN

SLS0335A19A54LF

Acer Part No.

AP.06501.007

AP.06503.011

AP.06506.003

Battery

Boards

BATTERY PACK LI 6CELL 2.0MAH

SANYO

BATTERY PACK LI+ 6CELL 2.0MAH

SONY

BATTERY PACK LI 6CELL 2.0MAH

PANASONIC

BATTERY PACK LI+ 6CELL 2.4MAH

SANYO

BATTERY PACK LI+ 6CELL 2.4MAH

SONY

BATTERY PACK LI+ 6CELL 2.4MAH

PANASONIC

BATTERY PACK LI+ 9CELL 2.4MAH

SANYO

BT.00603.014

BT.00604.006

BT.00605.002

BT.00603.012

BT.00604.005

BT.00605.003

BT.00903.004

WIRELESS LAN BOARD 802.11BG

FOXCONN ATHEROS EU

WIRELESS LAN BOARD 802.11BG

FOXCONN BCM4318

54.A74V1.001

54.A74V1.002

MODEM BOARD FOXCONN

T60M845.01

54.A56V1.001

TOUCHPAD BOARD SYNAPTICS

TM51-389

56.TB1V1.001

LAUNCH BOARD

LED BOARD

55.TB2V1.002

55.TB2V1.001

86 Chapter 6

Cables

Category No.

Part Name and Description

BLUETOOTH MODULE FOXCONN

BCM2045

Note: The bluetooth module does not contain the black mylar as the image shows..

Acer Part No.

54.TB2V1.001

MODEM CABLE 50.TB2V1.005

LED CABLE

TOUCHPAD CABLE

LAUNCH BOARD CABLE

50.TB2V1.003

50.TB2V1.001

50.TB2V1.002

BLUETOOTH CABLE 50.TB2V1.004

POWER CORD 2.5A 125V USA

POWER CORD 10A 250V 3PIN

CHINA

POWER CORD 10A 125V US

POWER CORD 7A 250V 2PIN

KOREAN

POWER CORD 3A 250V 3PIN UK

POWER CORD 220V 3PIN EUR

POWER CORD 7A 125V 2PIN JAPEN

POWER CORD 10A 3PIN BK

POWER CORD 10A 250V 3PIN ITALY

POWER CORD 10A 250V 3PIN BK

SOUTH AFRICA

POWER CORD 10A 250V SWISS

POWER CORD 2.5A 250V

AUSTRALIA

27.01518.781

27.01518.591

27.T30V1.001

27.01518.531

27.01518.541

27.T30V1.004

27.01518.551

27.01518.561

27.01518.611

27.01518.571

27.01518.581

27.01518.621

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Category

Case/Cover/Bracket/Assembly

No.

Part Name and Description

POWER CORD 2.5A 250V SOUTH

AFRICA BK

POWER CODE 7A 125V JAPAN 2PIN

Acer Part No.

27.01518.631

27.03518.161

LOWERCASE W/SPEAKER 60.TB2V1.001

Speaker

SPEAKER 23.TB2V1.001

Case/Cover/Bracket/Assembly

MIDDLE COVER

MIDDLE COVER (TM)

MINI CARD COVER

DIMM COVER

60.AA6V1.003

60.TB2V1.003

TBD

42.TB2V1.001

HDD COVER 42.TB2V1.002

88 Chapter 6

Category No.

Part Name and Description

TOUCHPAD BRACKET

Acer Part No.

33.TB2V1.001

Combo Module

CPU/Processor

UPPER CASE 60.AA6V1.002

UPPER CASE (TM)

COMBO MODULE 24X

60.TB2V1.002

6M.TB2V1.001

OPTICAL FIX HOLDER BRACKET 33.TB2V1.002

OPTICAL RAIL HOLDER

OPTICAL BEZEL GBASE FOR

COMBO

COMBO MODULE 24X HLDS GCC-

4244N LF 1.00AB W/O BEZEL

COMBO MODULE 24X LITEON

SOSC-2485K W/O BEZEL

33.TB2V1.003

42.TB2V1.003

KO.0240A.005

KO.02409.015

CPU CEL-M370 1.5GMHZ INTEL KC.NV001.370

Chapter 6

CPU DOTHAN730 1.6GMHZ INTEL KC.N0001.730

89

Category

DVD Module

No.

Part Name and Description

CPU DOTHAN740 1.73GMHZ INTEL

CPU DOTHAN725A 1.6GMHZ INTEL

CPU CEL-M370 1.5G MHZ INTEL

CPU CEL-M380 1.6GMHZ INTEL

CPU CEL-M390 1.7GMHZ INTEL

CPU CEL-M360 1.4GMHZ INTEL

Acer Part No.

KC.N0001.740

KC.NA001.725

KC.NC001.370

KC.NV001.380

KC.NV001.390

KC.NV001.360

DVD-RW MODULE 8X 6M.TB2V1.002

Fan

OPTICAL FIX HOLDER BRACKET 33.TB2V1.002

OPTICAL RAIL HOLDER

OPTICAL BEZEL GBASE FOR DUAL

DVD-RW DRIVE 8X S-MUTI HLDS

GSA-4082N W/O BEZEL

DVD-RW DRIVE 8X DUAL LITEON

SOSW-833S W/O BEZEL

DUAL PIO/DVR-K16RA AG1 NOBZ

LF

DUAL PAN/UJ-850 AG1 NOBZL LF

DUAL HLD/GWA-4082N MORAR

GCP03

S-MUTI PAN/UJ-850 AG1 NOBZL LF

33.TB2V1.003

42.TB2V1.003

42.TB2V1.004 (TM)

KU.0080D.017

KU.00804.012

KU.00805.019

KU.00807.022

KU.0080D.019

KU.00807.025

FAN SUNON AG1 23.TB2V1.003

HDD/Hard Disk Drive

HDD MODULE 40G TBD

90 Chapter 6

Heatsink

Chapter 6

Category No.

Part Name and Description

ASSY HDD BRACKET AG1

Acer Part No.

33.TB2V1.004

HDD 40GB SEAGATE ST9402112A

HDD 40GB TOSHIBA MK4025GAS

HDD 40GB HGST

HTS421240H9AT00

HDD 40GB WD WD400UE-22HCT0

HDD 40GB SAMSUNG M40MP0402H

KH.04001.014

KH.04004.005

KH.04007.013

KH.04008.025

KH.0400B.003

HDD MODULE 60G

ASSY HDD BRACKET AG1

HDD 60GB SEAGATE ST96812A

HDD 60GB SEAGATE ST960812A

HDD 60GB TOSHIBA MK6025GAS

HDD 60G TOSHIBA

HDD 60GB HGST

HTS541260H9AT00

HDD 60GB WD WD600UE-22HCT0

HDD MODULE 80G

HDD BRACKET

HDD 80G TOSHIBA MK8025GAS

HDD 80G HITACHI

HTS421280H9AT00

HDD 80G SEAGATE ST980829A

HDD 80G SEAGATE ST98823A

HDD 80G TOSHIBA MK8026GAX

HDD 80G HGST HTS541280H9AT00

HDD 80G WD WD800UE-22HCT0

HDD MODULE 100G

HDD BRACKET

HDD 100GB SEAGATE ST9100825A

HDD 100G TOSHIBA MK1031GAS

HDD 100G HITACHI

HTS421210H9AT00

HDD 100G SEAGATE ST9100824A

HDD 100G SATA SAMSUNG

HM100JI

HDD MODULE 120G

HDD BRACKET

HDD 120G SEAGATE ST9120824A

HDD 120G SEAGATE ST9120821A

TBD

33.TB2V1.004

KH.06001.004

KH.06001.003

KH.06004.004

KH.06004.007

KH.06007.010

KH.06008.002

TBD

33.TB2V1.004

KH.08004.003

KH.08007.011

KH.08001.013

KH.08001.014

KH.08004.004

KH.08007.012

KH.08008.027

TBD

33.TB2V1.004

KH.10001.003

KH.10004.001

KH.10007.002

KH.10001.004

KH.1000B.001

TBD

33.TB2V1.004

KH.12001.014

KH.12001.015

91

Keyboard

Category No.

Part Name and Description

CPU HEATSINK W/SCREW W/O FAN

Acer Part No.

34.TB2V1.001

92

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M00 SWISS

KB.A2707.011

KEYBOARD 88KEY DARFON NSK-

H30M02 TAIWAN(CHINESE)

KEYBOARD 88KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M03 THAI

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M06 PORTUGA

KEYBOARD 88KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M0A ARABIA

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M0C CZECH

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M0D DANISH

KEYBOARD 89KEY NSK-H30M0E

DARFON ITALY

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M0F FRENCH

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

H30M0G GERMAN

KEYBOARD 88KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M0H HB

KEYBOARD 88KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M0L GK

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M0M CF

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M0N NORWEGIAN

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M0Q HG

KEYBOARD 88KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M0R RUSSIAN

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M0S SP

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M0T TURKISH

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M0U UK

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M0W SWEDEN

KB.A2707.008

KB.A2707.024

KB.A2707.023

KB.A2707.021

KB.A2707.018

KB.A2707.017

KB.A2707.025

KB.A2707.003

KB.A2707.002

KB.A2707.004

KB.A2707.012

KB.A2707.013

KB.A2707.016

KB.A2707.019

KB.A2707.009

KB.A2707.010

KB.A2707.020

KB.A2707.007

KB.A2707.015

Chapter 6

Category

Keyboard (TM)

No.

Part Name and Description

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M1A BELGIUM

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M1B BR

KEYBOARD 88KEY DARFON NSK-

H3M1D US-INTERNATIONAL

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK00 SWISS

KEYBOARD 88KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK02 TAIWAN(CHINESE)

KEYBOARD 88KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK03 THAI

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK06 PORTUGA

KEYBOARD 88KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK0A ARABIC

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK0C CZECH

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK0D DANISH

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK0E ITALY

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK0F FRENCH

KEYBOARD 88KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK0G GERMAN

KEYBOARD 88KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK0H HB

KEYBOARD 88KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK0L GK

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK0M CF

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK0N NORWEGIAN

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK0Q HG

KEYBOARD 88KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK0R RUSSIAN

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK0S SP

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK0T TURKISH

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK0U UK

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK0W SWEDEN

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK1A BELGIUM

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK1B BR

KEYBOARD DARFON NSK-N7082

US-INTERNATIONAL

Acer Part No.

KB.A2707.014

KB.A2707.005

KB.A2707.001

KB.T5007.010

KB.T5007.008

KB.T5007.024

KB.T5007.023

KB.T5007.021

KB.T5007.018

KB.T5007.017

KB.T5007.025

KB.T5007.011

KB.T5007.002

KB.T5007.004

KB.T5007.012

KB.T5007.013

KB.T5007.016

KB.T5007.019

KB.T5007.009

KB.T5007.003

KB.T5007.020

KB.T5007.007

KB.T5007.015

KB.T5007.014

KB.T5007.005

KB.T5007.001

Chapter 6 93

Category

LCD Module

No.

Part Name and Description

KEYBOARD 89KEY DARFON NSK-

AEK1F SV

Acer Part No.

KB.T5007.026

LCD MODULE 14.1" WXGA W/

ANTENNA NONE GLARE

INVERTER BOARD 15.4" FOXCONN

T62I240.00

6M.TB2V1.011

19.A46V1.003

WIRELESS ANTENNA LEFT/RIGHT 25.TB2V1.001

LCD/INVERTER CABLE 14.1" WXGA 50.TB2V1.006

LCD BRACKET RIGHT

Note: Right bracket is the upper one.

33.TB1V1.003

LCD BRACKET LEFT

Note: Left bracket is the lower one

33.TB1V1.004

LCD PANEL 14.1" W/HINGE 60.TB2V1.004

LCD BEZEL 14.1" W/LOGO 60.TB2V1.005

94 Chapter 6

Mainboard

Category No.

Part Name and Description

HINGE PACK LEFT/RIGHT

Acer Part No.

6K.TB2V1.001

LCD 14.1" WXGA AU B141EW01 V.1

NONE GLARE

LCD 14" WXGA SAMSUNG

LTN141W1-L01 NONE GLARE

LCD 14.1" WXGA LG LP141WX1-

TL02 NONE GLARE

LCD 14.1" WXGA QDI QD14TL01-03

NONE GLARE 420G

LCD 14" WXGA CMO N141I1-L02

NONE GLARE

LCD MODULE 14.1" WXGA GLARE

W/ANTENNA

INVERTER BOARD 15.4" FOXCONN

T62I240.00

WIRELESS ANTENNA LEFT/RIGHT

LCD/INVERTER CABLE 14.1" WXGA

LCD BRACKET RIGHT

LCD BRACKET LEFT

LCD PANEL 14.1" W/HINGE

LCD BEZEL 14.1" W/LOGO

HINGE PACK LEFT/RIGHT

LCD 14.1" WXGA CMO N141I1-L03

GLARE

LCD 14.1" WXGA QDI QD14TL01-02

GLARE 420G

LCD 14.1" WXGA AU B141EW01 V.0

GLARE TYPE

LCD 14.1" WXGA SAMSUNG

LTN141W1-L01 GLARE

LCD 14.1" WXGA LG LP141WX1-

TL03 GLARE

LK.14105.013

LK.14106.004

LK.14108.002

LK.14109.004

LK.1410D.004

6M.TB2V1.012

19.A46V1.003

25.TB2V1.001

50.TB2V1.007

33.TB1V1.003

33.TB1V1.004

60.TB2V1.004

60.TB2V1.005

6K.TB2V1.001

LK.1410D.005

LK.14109.005

LK.14105.014

LK.14106.005

LK.14108.003

MAINBOARD AG1910 W/O CPU W/

PCMCIA SLOT & RTC BATTERY

MB.TB201.001

Battery

Chapter 6 95

Category No.

Part Name and Description

RTC BATTERY

Acer Part No.

23.TB2V1.004

PCMCIA Slot/PC Card Slot

Memory

Miscellaneous

PCMCIA SLOY

SDIMM 256M INFINEON

HYS64T32000HDL-3.7-A

DIMM 256M NANYA

NT256T64UH4A1FN-37B

SDIMM 256M MICRON

MT4HTF3264HY-53EB3

SDIMM 256M SAMSUNG

M470T3354CZ3-CD5

SDIMM 256M HYNIX

HYMP532S64P6-C4

SDIMM 512M INFINEON

MHYS64T64020HDL-3.7-A

SDIMM 512M NANYA

NT512T64UH8A1FN-37B

SDIMM 512M MICRON

MT8HTF6464HDY-53EB3

SDIMM 512M SAMSUNG

M470T6554CZ3-CD5

SDIMM 512M HYNIX

HYMP564S64P6-C4

LCD SCREW RUBBER LCD

RUBBER CUSHION

22.TB2V1.001

KN.25602.023

KN.25603.029

KN.25604.027

KN.2560B.017

KN.2560G.006

KN.51202.021

KN.51203.023

KN.51204.019

KN.5120B.015

KN.5120G.005

47.A46V1.002

Screws

96

LCD SCREW RUBBER 47.TB1V1.001

NAME PLATE

NAME PLlATE (TM)

40.AA6V1.001

40.TB2V1.001

SCW HEX NYL I#R-40/O#4-40 L5.5

SCRW MACH WAFER M2.5*L3 ZN S

N

34.00015.081

86.00B34.530

Chapter 6

Category

Microphone

No.

Part Name and Description

SCRW M2*L3 BLACK

SCRW M2 X 2

SCR M2.5*12L B-ZN NYLOK I-HEAD

SCRW WH MS+CBZ M2.5+L4 BLACK

SCREW

SCREW M2.5*4L(NYLOCK) BLACK

ZN

SCRW M2.5*5 WAFER B-ZN

SCRW MAC WAFER M2*L2.5 ZN

S_NO

SCREW M3x4 (86.9A524.4R0)

SCREW M2 X L8 (DIA 6MM)

SCREW WAFER NYLOK NI 2ML3

SCRW M2.5*3 WAFER NI

SCREW NYLOK M2.5-5

Acer Part No.

86.00C31.220

86.00C34.620

86.5A353.120

86.9A323.4R0

86.9A352.4R0

86.9A353.4R0

86.9A353.5R0

86.9A452.2R5

86.9A524.4R0

86.T28V1.005

86.9A552.3R0

86.9A553.3R0

86.9A553.5R0

MICROPHONE 23.TB2V1.002

Chapter 6 97

98 Chapter 6

A

B

AFLASH Utility 48

Audio 32

Battery Pack 53

BIOS 29 package 29 password control 29

ROM size 29

ROM type 29 vendor 29

Version 29

BIOS Supports protocol 29

BIOS Utility 37

Navigating 38

Onboard Device Configuration 43

Security 41, 42

System Security 47

Board Layout

Bottom View 5

Top View 4, 83

C

Cache controller 29 size 29

CardBus 33

D

DIMM external 54, 58 removing 54, 58

Disassembly

Battery Pack 52

LCD Module 62

Procedure Flowchart 51

Disassemblyt the Main Unit 60

Display 3

DVD-ROM Interface 32

E

Error Symptom-to-Spare Part Index 70

External CD-ROM Drive Check 66

F

Index

Features 1

Flash Utility 48

Floppy Disk removing the 62

FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 85

H

Hard disk 31

HDD 31

Hot Keys 16

I

Indicators 12

Intermittent Problems 81

J

Jumper and Connector Locations 83

Bottom View 84

Top View 83

K

Keyboard 34

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check 66

L

M

L2 cache 29

Memory Check 67

Modem 30

N

num lock on indicator 13

P

Panel 7

Bottom 11 left 7

PC Card 12, 33

PCMCIA 33

Power System Check 67

Battery Pack 69

Power Adapter 68

Processor 29

Index

99

S

T

U

Top 83

Touchpad Check 69

Troubleshooting 65

Undetermined Problems 82

USB 33 utility

BIOS 37

V

Second Level Cache 29

System

Block Diagram 3

System Check Procedures 66

System Memory 29

System Utilities 37

Video 33

Index 100

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