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Aspire T180/E380
AcerPower M8
Service Guide
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Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual:
IV
SCREEN
MESSAGES
Denotes actual messages that appear
on screen.
NOTE
Gives bits and pieces of additional
information related to the current
topic.
WARNING
Alerts you to any damage that might
result from doing or not doing specific
actions.
CAUTION
Gives precautionary measures to
avoid possible hardware or software
problems.
IMPORTANT
Reminds you to do specific actions
relevant to the accomplishment of
procedures.
Preface
Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information.
1.
This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION
decided for Acer's "global" product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product
competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e.g.
add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability). These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be covered
in this generic service guide. In such cases, please contact your regional offices or the responsible
personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details.
2.
Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date information
available on your regional web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it will
not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer
office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service
Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and
service of customer machines.
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Chapter1 System Specifications 1
Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Mainboard Placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Aspire T180 Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Aspire T180 Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
AcerPower M8 Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
AcerPower M8 Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
System Peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Acer eRecovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Acer disc-to-disc recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Power Management Function (ACPI support function) . . . . 23
Chapter2 System Utilities 24
Entering Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard CMOS Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Advanced BIOS Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Advanced Chipset Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Integrated Peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Onboard I/O Chip Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Management Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PnP/PCI Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PC Health Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set Supervisor/User Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Save & Exit Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exit Without Saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement 47
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Disassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Chapter4 Troubleshooting 69
Chapter5 Jumper and Connector Information 70
Jumper Setting ..............................................................70
Chapter6 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 83
Exploded Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
FRU List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
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Chapter 1
System Specifications
Overview
The model is a consumer/commercial-oriented desktop PC built with latest, high-performance technology for
easier and funnier consumer environment. It is a high performance and multi-media features ready system
including Media Card Reader and Rear I/O connectors for 7.1 audio channels.
Regarding the high performance, we choose AMD Athlon 64 X2/Athlon64/Sempron (AM2 Socket), with
NVIDIA MCP61 chipset architecture. This combination can run HyperTransport technology and provide OnBoard VGA, which provides better performance than other processors. We also provide one PCI-Express x16
slot, one PCI-Express x1 and two PCI slots (support PCI 2.3 spec.), four Dual Channel DDRII memory slots
(support up to 4GB), two PATA ports, two/four SATA ports (HDDs), on board Gigabit LAN, and on board Audio
function.
Chapter 1
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Features
Processor
T
Socket Type : 940 pin socket
T
Processor Type : AMD AM2 Athlon64 x2/Athlon64/Sempron
Chipset
T
nVidia MCP61S (co-lay with MCP61P)
T
Form Factor : Mirco ATX
T
Size (Max.) : 244mm x 244mm
PCB
Memory
T
Memory Type : DDRII unbuffered SDRAM module support
T
No of Channel (Dual/Signal) : Dual channel should be enabled always when plug-in 2 same
memory size DDRII memory module
T
Socket Type : un-buffered 240 pin DIMM socket
T
DIMM Slot : 4
T
Memorry Size Max. : Up to 1 GB
Graphics
T
Onboard graphic solution: nVidia MCP61 integrated graphics device solution
T
One VGA port on rear
T
One PCI Express x16 slot
T
One PCI Express x1 slot
T
Two PCI 2.2 Slots
T
Slot Quantity : 1
T
Support 1.44MB 3.5” Devices
T
One 40 pin PATA IDE slot
PCI
FDD
IDE
T
T
T
Transfer rate support:
T
PIO mode: 0/1/2/3/4
T
ATA mode: 33/66/100 port supported
Storage type support : HDD/CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD Dual/
DVD SuperMultiPlus/HD DVD/BlueRay DVD
4 pin SATA IDE connector
T
Transfer rate support:
T
T
2
1.5GB/s and 3.0 GB/s
Storage type support : HDD/CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD Dual/DVD
SuperMultiPlus
Chapter 1
Audio
T
Audio Type : HD Codec
T
Audio Channel : 7.1 channel
T
Audio Controller /Codec : Realtek ALC888(co-lay with ALC883)
T
Support SPDIF out/in
T
Audio Connectors/Headers:
T
Rear 6 jack follow HD audio definition
T
Microphone In
T
Headphone Out
T
CD-In
LAN
T
Type : Marvell 88E8056 Gigabit Ethernet controller
T
Supports 10/100/1000MB Ethernet environment
IEEE 1394
T
IEEE 1394 Controller : TI TSB43AB23PDTG4
T
IEEE 1394 Port : One rear 6pin IEEE 1394 port
T
Controller : nVidia MCP61
T
USB Type : 2.0/1.1
T
Connectors Quantity: 8
USB
T
T
Real Panel : 4
T
Onboard header: 4 for front daughter board, 4 for rear I/O
Standard Intel FPIO pin definition
BIOS
Chapter 1
T
BIOS Type : Award BIOS
T
4MB Flash BIOS
T
Award PnP BIOS compatible with SM BIOS 2.3
T
ACPI, SMBIOS 2.3, Green and Boot Block.
T
Provides DMI 2.0, WFM 2.0, WOL, and SM Bus for system management.
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I/O Connector
T
Controller : Super I/O ITE 8726 co-lay with ITE8716
Rear I/O Connector
T
1 PS/2 Keyboard Port, 1 PS/2 Mouse Port
T
1 Parallel Port, 1 Serial Port
T
1 VGA(CRT) Port
T
1 LAN Port
T
4 USB Ports for non-1394 sku; 4 USB ports + IEEE1394 port for 1394 sku
T
7.1 channel phone jack
Onboard Connector
T
1 CPU socket
T
4 Memory slots
T
1 PCI Express x16 slot
T
1 PCI Express x1 slot
T
2 PCI slots
T
1 FDD connector
T
1 PATA IDE slot
T
2/4 SATA IDE connectors
T
2/3 2*5 pin Intel FPIO sepcification USB pin connectors.
T
1 2*5 pin IEEE 1394 jumper
T
1 CD-IN 4pin connector (CD-ROM/TV Tuner Card Audio Input)
T
1 S/PDIF out 3pin jumper
T
1 4pin CPU Fan connector
T
1 4pin system fan connector with 3pin system fan co-lay
T
1 24pin ATX interface PS3/PS2 SPS connector
T
1 2*7 pin front panel IO header
T
2 reserved 2pin GPIO jumper
T
1 onboard buzzer
T
Color management for on board connecter
Power Supply
T
4
PSP Type : 250/300W
Chapter 1
Mainboard Placement
No.
Chapter 1
Description
Name
1
ATX_POWER1
ATX_POWER
2
VCC12_VRM1
ATX_POWER-12V
3
PSKBM1
PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Connector
4
LPT1
Parallel Port
5
USB1394A1
USB Dual Port +1394
6
USBLAN1
USB Dual Port +LAN Connector
7
JS1
Rear Audio Connector
8
FDD1
Floppy Connector
9
IDE1
HDD Primary Connector
10
CPU_FAN
CPU Fan
11
SYS_FAN
System Fan
12
PWR_FAN
Power Fan
13
AUX_IN1
CD-in low profile header
14
USB2
USB Header with INTEL spec.
15
USB3
USB Header with INTEL spec.
16
USB4
USB Header with INTEL spec.
17
PANEL1
Front Panel with INTEL spec.
18
AUDIO1
Audio Header with INTEL spec.
5
No.
6
Description
Name
19
COM2
Serial Port2
20
SATA1~4
Serial ATA Header
Chapter 1
Block Diagram
BLOCK DIAGRAM
POWER
SUPPLY
CONNECTOR
VREG
128-BIT 400/533/667/800MHZ
AM2 SOCKET 940
DDRII SDRAM CONN 0
THERM MONITOR
DDRII SDRAM CONN 1
HT 16X16 1GHZ
PEX X16
PEX X1
PEX X1
PCI EXPRESS
PCI EXPRESS
PCI 33MHZ
PCI EXPRESS
PCI SLOT 1
NFORCE
MCP61
PCI SLOT 2
692 BGA
HDA
7.1 AUDIO
ATA 133
PRIMARY IDE
X10 USB2
INTEGRATED SATA CONTROLLERS (X2)
BACK PANEL CONN
X4 - SATA CONN
USB2 PORTS 0-1
X2/GBIT LAN
USB2 PORTS / 1394 conn 2-3
FRONT PANEL HDR
FLOPPY CONN
USB2 PORTS 4-5
PS2/KBRD CONN
SIO
PARALLEL CONN
LPC BUS 33MHZ
USB2 PORTS 6-7
ITE8726
BUF SIO CLK 24MHZ
USB2 PORTS 8-9
LPC HDR
SERIAL CONN
MII/RGMII
4MB FLASH
MII/RGMII
AC131 / RTL8110SC / RTL8211B
TPM
Chapter 1
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Aspire T180 Front Panel
The computer’s front panel consists of the following:
No.
8
Description
Label
No.
Description
Description
1
Optical drive
2
Floppy disk drive
3
Power button
4
Speaker or headphone jack
5
Microphone jack
6
USB ports
Chapter 1
Aspire T180 Rear Panel
No.
Description
No.
Chapter 1
Description
No.
Description
No.
2
Description
1
Power cord socket
Voltage selector switch
3
Fan aperture
4
PS/2 keyboard connector
5
PS/2 mouse connector
6
Serial port
7
Printer connector
8
Monitor connector
9
USB 2.0 ports
10
RJ-45 Ethernet connector
11
Microphone jack
12
Line-out Jack
13
Line-in jack
14
Extension card slots
9
AcerPower M8 Front Panel
Label
10
Description
1
Power-Button
2
Speaker-out/Line-out Port
3
Microphone-in out ( Front )
4
USB Ports
5
Optical drive eject button
6
Optical drive
7
Power LED
8
HDD LED
9
Floppy drive eject button
10
Floppy disk drive
Chapter 1
5
4
3
8
2
7
1
6
Label
Chapter 1
Description
1
Power-Button
2
USB ports
3
Microphone-in & Speaker-out/Line-out Port
4
Optical drive eject button
5
Optical drive
6
Indicators
7
Card reader
8
HDD
11
AcerPower M8 Rear Panel
No.
12
No.
Description
Description
No.
Description
No.
Description
1
Power cord socket
2
Voltage selector switch
3
Fan aperture
4
PS/2 keyboard connector
5
PS/2 mouse connector
6
Serial port
7
Printer connector
8
Monitor connector
9
USB 2.0 ports
10
RJ-45 Ethernet connector
11
Microphone jack
12
Line-out Jack
13
Line-in jack
14
Extension card slots
Chapter 1
System Peripherals
The Aspire S Series computer consist of the system itself, and system peripherals, like a
mouse, keyboard and a set of speakers (optional). This section provides a brief description of the basic
system peripherals.
Mouse (PS/2 or USB, manufacturing option)
The included mouse is a standard two-button wheel mouse. Connect the mouse to the PS/2 mouse port or
USB port on the back panel of the system.
Keyboard (PS/2 or USB, manufacturing option)
Connect the keyboard to the PS/2 keyboard port or USB port on the back panel of the system.
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Speakers
Note:
For systems bundled with speakers, before powering on the system, connect the speaker cable to the audio
out (external speaker) port on the back panel of the system.
For more detailed information about the speakers, please refer to the included operating instructions.
NOTE: speakers are optional and the appearance might be different depending on the actual product.
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Chapter 1
Acer eRecovery
Acer eRecovery is a tool to quickly backup and restore the system. Users can create and save a
backup of the current system configuration to hard drive, CD, or DVD.
Acer eRecovery consists of the following functions:
1.
Create backup
2.
Restore from backup
3.
Create factory default image CD
4.
Re-install bundled software without CD
5.
Change Acer eRecovery password
Create backup
Users can create and save backup images to hard drive, CD, or DVD.
1.
Boot to Windows XP
2.
Press <Alt>+<F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3.
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4.
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery settings and click Next
5.
In the Recovery settings window, select Backup snapshot image and click Next.
6.
Select the backup method.
T
Use Backup to HDD to store the backup disc image on drive D:.
T
Backup to optical device to store the backup disc image on CD or DVD (only available on
systems that include an optical disc burner).
7.
After choosing the backup method, click Next.
Follow the instruction on screen to complete the process.
Restore from backup
Users can restore backup previously created (as stated in the Create backup section) from hard drive,
CD, or DVD.
1.
Boot to Windows XP.
2.
Press <Alt>+<F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3.
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4.
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery actions and click Next.
5.
Select the desired restore action and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the restore process.
Create factory default image CD
When the System CD and Recovery CD are not available, you can create them by using this feature.
1.
Boot to Windows XP.
2.
Press <Alt>+<F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3.
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4.
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery settings and click Next.
5.
In the Recovery settings window, select Burn image to disc and click Next.
6.
In the Burn image to disc window, select 01. Factory default image and click Next.
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7.
Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.
Re-install bundled software without CD
Acer eRecovery stores pre-loaded software internally for easy driver and application re-installation.
1.
Boot to Windows XP.
2.
Press <Alt>+<F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3.
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4.
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery actions and click Next.
5.
In the Recovery settings window, select Reinstall applications/drivers and click Next.
6.
Select the desired driver/application and follow the instructions on screen to re-install.
At first launch, Acer eRecovery prepares all the needed software and may take few seconds to bring up the
software content window.
Change Password
Acer eRecovery and Acer disc-to-disc recovery are protected by a password that can be changed by
the user. Follow the steps below to change the password in Acer eRecovery.
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1.
Boot to Windows XP.
2.
Press <Alt>+<F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3.
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4.
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery settings and click Next.
5.
In the Recovery settings window, select Password: Change Acer eRecovery password and click Next.
6.
Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.
Chapter 1
Acer disc-to-disc recovery
Restore without a Recovery CD
This recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original software content that is installed when
you purchase your notebook. Follow the steps below to rebuild your C: drive. (Your C: drive will be
reformatted and all data will be erased.) It is important to back up all data files before you use this option.
1.
Restart the system.
2.
While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt>+<F10> at the same time to enter the recovery process.
3.
The message "The system has password protection. Please enter 000000:" is displayed.
4.
Enter six zeros and continue.
5.
The Acer Recovery main page appears.
6.
Use the arrow keys to scroll through the items (operating system versions) and press <Enter> to select.
Multilingual operating system installation
Follow the instructions to choose the operating system and language you prefer when you first power-on the
system.
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Acer's multilingual operating system selection menu will pop-up automatically.
3.
Use the arrow keys to scroll to the language version you want. Press <Enter> to confirm your selection.
4.
The operating system and language you choose now will be the only option for future recovery
operations.
5.
The system will install the operating system and language you choose.
Chapter 1
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Processor
Item
Specification
Type
AMD AM2 processor
Socket
AMD AM2 socket 940
Speed
System bus total up to 20.8GB/s
FSB
2000MT/s
BIOS
Item
Specification
BIOS code programmer
Award
BIOS version
v6.0
BIOS ROM type
Flash ROM
BIOS ROM size
4MB
BIOS ROM package
32-pin DIP package
Support protocol
ACPI 2.0, APM 1.2, SMBIOS 2.3, WFM support, ASD 1.03,
PXE boot ROM, PCI 2.3
Boot from CD-ROM feature
Yes
Support to LS-120 FDD drive
Yes
Support to BIOS boot block feature
Yes
NOTE: The BIOS can be overwritten/upgraded by using the flash utility.
BIOS Hotkey List
Hotkey
Function
Enter BIOS Setup Utility
Delete
Description
Press while the system is booting to
enter BIOS Setup Utility.
Main Board Major Chips
Item
NorthBridge
Controller
nVidia MCP61S/MCP61P single chip solution
SourthBridge
18
AGP controller
Embedded nVidia MCP61S graphic core
Super I/O controller
ITE8726
Audio controller
ALC888
LAN controller
Marvell 88E8056 Gigabit Ethernet controller
HDD controller
nVidia MCP61S/MCP61P
Keyboard controller
ITE8726
Chapter 1
System Memory
Item
Specification
Memory slot number
4 slot
Support memory size per socket
256MB to 1GB
Support maximum memory size
1GB
Support memory type
DDR2 DRAM
Support memory interface
DDR2 667/533/400
Support memory voltage
1.8V
Support memory module package
240-pin DIMM
Support to parity check feature
Yes
Support to Error Correction Code (ECC)
feature
ECC checking with double-bit detect and single-bit
correct
Memory module combinations
You can install memory modules in any combination as
long as they match the specifications.
NOTE: Dual channel should be enabled always when plug-in 2 same memory size DDRII memory module.
Cache Memory
Item
Specification
First-Level Cache Configurations
Cache function control
Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup
Second-Level Cache Configurations
L2 Cache RAM type
PBSRAM
L2 Cache RAM size
up to 1MB per core(exclusive)
L2 Cache RAM speed
One-half the processor core clock frequency
L2 Cache function control
Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup
L2 Cache scheme
Fixed in write-back
Video Memory
Item
Memory size
Specification
512MB > system memory >= 256MB on board VGA share 32 MB
1GB > system memory >= 512MB share memory size 128MB
system memory > 512MB share memory size 256 MB
Video Interface
Item
Specification
Video controller
nVidia MCP61
Video controller resident bus
PCIE
Video Interface
x16
AGP Slot
1
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Audio Interface
Item
Specification
Audio controller
nVidia MCP61
Audio controller Type
AC’97, ALC888
Audio Channel
7.1ch
Audio function control
Enable/disable by BIOS Setup
Mono or stereo
Stereo
Resolution
support up to 24 bit
Compatibility
Sound Blaster Pro/16 compatible
Mixed digital and analog high performance chip
Enhanced stereo full duplex operation
High performance audio accelerator and AC’97 support
Full native DOS games compatibility
Virtual FM enhances audio experience through real-time FM-toWavetable conversion
MPU-401(UART mode) interface for wavetable synthesizers and
MIDI devices
Integrated dual game port
Meets AC’97and WHQL specifications
Music synthesizer
Yes, internal FM synthesizer
Sampling rate
DACs: 44.1k/48k/96k/192k Hz
ADCs: 44.1k/48k/96k Hz
MPU-401 UART support
Yes
Microphone jack
Supported
Headphone jack
Supported
IDE Interface
Item
Specification
IDE controller
nVidia MCP61
IDE controller resident bus
PCI bus
Number of IDE channel
1 x ATA133
Support IDE interface
E-IDE (up to PIO mode-4 and Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133), ANSIS
ATA rev.3.0 ATAPI
Support bootable CD-ROM
Yes
Floppy disk drive Interface
Item
20
Specification
Floppy disk drive controller
ITE8726
Floppy disk drive controller resident
bus
LPC bus
Support FDD format
should support 1.44MB/3mode 3.5” Devices
Chapter 1
Parallel Port
Item
Specification
Parallel port controller
ITE8726
Parallel port controller resident bus
ISA bus
Number of parallel ports
1
Support ECP/EPP
Bi-directional SPP / ECP / EPP V1.7&V1.9
Connector type
25-pin D-type female connector
Parallel port function control
Enable/disable by BIOS Setup
Serial Port
Item
Specification
Serial port controller
ITE8726
Serial port controller resident bus
ISA bus
Number of serial port
2
16550 UART support
Yes
Connector type
9-pin D-type female connector
Features
Support IrDA1.0/ASKIR protocols, smart card reader protocols
USB Port
Item
Specification
Universal HCI
USB 2.0
USB Class
Support legacy keyboard for legacy mode
USB Number
support up to 8 ports
Environmental Requirements
Item
Specifications
Temperature
Operating
+5°C ~ +35°C
Non-operating
-20 ~ +60°C (Storage package)
Humidity
Operating
15% to 80% RH
Non-operating
10% to 90% RH
Vibration
Operating (unpacked)
5 ~ 500 Hz:2.20g RMS random, 10 minutes per axis in all 3 axes
5 ~500 Hz: 1.09g RMS random, 1 hour per axis in all 3 axes
Power Management
Devices
Power Button
Chapter 1
S1
(Idle)
S3
(Suspend to
RAM)
S4
(Suspend to
DIsk)
S5
(Shut Down)
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
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Power Management
Devices
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S1
(Idle)
S3
(Suspend to
RAM)
S4
(Suspend to
DIsk)
S5
(Shut Down)
USB Keyboard
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
N/A
LAN
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
RTC
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Modem (Ring)
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
N/A
Chapter 1
Power Management Function (ACPI support function)
Device Standby Mode
T
Independent power management timer for hard disk drive devices
(0-15 minutes, time step=1 minute).
T
Hard disk drive goes into Standby mode (for ATA standard interface).
T
Disable V-sync to control the VESA DPMS monitor.
T
Resume method: device activated (Keyboard for DOS, keyboard & mouse for Windows).
T
Resume recovery time: 3-5 sec.
Global Standby Mode
T
Global power management timer (2-120 minutes, time step=10 minute).
T
Hard disk drive goes into Standby mode (for ATA standard interface).
T
Disable H-sync and V-sync signals to control the VESA DPMS monitor.
T
Resume method: Return to original state by pushing external switch button, modem ring in,
keyboard and mouse for APM mode.
T
Resume recovery time: 7-10 sec.
Suspend Mode
T
Independent power management timer (2-120 minutes, time step=10 minutes) or pushing external
switch button.
T
CPU goes into SMM.
T
CPU asserts STPCLK# and goes into the Stop Grant State.
T
LED on the panel turns amber colour.
T
Hard disk drive goes into SLEEP mode (for ATA standard interface).
T
Disable H-sync and V-sync signals to control the VESA DPMS monitor.
T
Ultra I/O and VGA chip go into power saving mode.
T
Resume method: Return to original state by pushing external switch button, modem ring in,
keyboard and mouse for APM mode.
T
Return to original state by pushing external switch button, modem ring in and USB keyboard for
ACPI mode.
T
ACPI specification 1.0b.
T
S0, S1, S3 and S5 sleep state support.
T
On board device power management support.
T
On board device configuration support.
ACPI
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Chapter 2
System Utilities
Most systems are already configured by the manufacturer or the dealer. There is no need to run
Setup when starting the computer unless you get a Run Setup message.
The Setup program loads configuration values into the battery-backed nonvolatile memory called CMOS RAM.
This memory area is not part of the system RAM.
NOTE: If you repeatedly receive Run Setup messages, the battery may be bad/flat. In this case, the system
cannot retain configuration values in CMOS.
Before you run Setup, make sure that you have saved all open files. The system reboots immediately after you
exit Setup.
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Entering Setup
Power on the computer and the system will start POST (Power On Self Test)process. When the message of
“Press DEL to enter SETUP” appears on the screen, press the key of [Delete] to enter the setup menu.
NOTE: If the message disappears before you respond and you still wish to enter Setup, restart the system by
turning it OFF and On. You may also restart the system by simultaneously pressing [Ctrl+Alt+Delete].
The Setup Utility main menu then appears:
fProduct Information
fStandard CMOS Features
f Advanced BIOS Features
fAdvanced Chipset Features
f Integrated Peripherals
f Power Management Setup
f PnP/PCI Configurations
Esc: Quit
F10: Save & Exit Setup
fPC Health Status
Load Default Settings
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
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: Select Item
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
The command line at the bottom of the menu tells you how to move within a screen and from one screen to
another.
T
To select an option, move the highlight bar by pressing
T
To change a parameter setting, press
T
Press
to return to the main menu. If you are already in the main menu, press
exit Setup.
or
or
then press
.
until the desired setting is found.
again to
The parameters on the screens show default values. These values may not be the same as those in your
system.
The grayed items on the screens have fixed settings and are not user-configured.
NOTE: Due to the application of a new version of BIOS Setup program, you may find the BIOS menu is largely
different from the former models. However, you will soon find out that this version is much more
compact than the former ones.
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Chapter 2
The items in the main menu are explained below:
T
Product Information
To introduce the Product Name,System P/N and MainBoard ID...etc.
T
Standard CMOS Features
The basic system configuration can be set up through this menu.
T
Advanced BIOS Features
The advanced system features can be set up through this menu.
T
Advanced Chipset Features
The values for the chipset can be changed through this menu, and the system performance can be
optimized.
T
Integrated Peripherals
All onboard peripherals can be set up through this menu.
T
Power Management Setup
All the items of Green function features can be set up through this menu.
T
PnP/PCI Configurations
The system’s PnP/PCI settings and parameters can be modified through this menu.
T
PC Health Status
This will display the current status of your PC.
T
Set Supervisor/User Password
The supervisor/user password can be set up through this menu.
T
Load Default Settings
These parameter settings can be loaded through this menu, however, the stable default values
may be affected.
T
Save & Exit Setup
Save CMOS value settings to CMOS and exit setup.
T
Exit Without Saving
Abandon all CMOS value changes and exit setup.
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Product Information
The screen below appears if you select Product Information from the main menu:
The Product Information menu contains general data about the system, such as the product name, serial
number, BIOS version, etc. These information is necessary for troubleshooting (maybe required when
asking for technical support).
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Product Information
Product Name
System S/N
Main Board ID
Main Board S/N
System Manufacture Name
MB Manufacture Name
System BIOS Version
SMBIOS Version
System BIOS ID
BIOS Build Date
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Item Help
EM61SM/EM61PM
Menu Level
f
Acer
Acer
6.00 PG
2.3
R01-A0
Jul 19/2006
Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
The following table describes the parameters found in this menu:
Parameter
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Description
Product Names
Displays the model name of your system.
System S/N
Displays your system’s serial number.
Main Board ID
Displays the main board’s identification number.
Main Board S/N
Displays your main board’s serial number.
System BIOS Version
Specifies the version of your BIOS utility.
SMBIOS version
The System Management Interface (SM) BIOS allows you to check your system
hardware components without actually opening your system. Hardware checking
is done via software during start up. This parameter specifies the version of the
SMBIOS utility installed in your system.
BIOS Release Date
Displays the BIOS latest release date
Chapter 2
Standard CMOS Features
Select Standard CMOS Features from the main menu to configure some basic parameters in your system.
The following screen shows the Standard CMOS Features menu:
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
f
f
f
f
f
f
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Wed, Jan.1 2006
0 : 54 : 28
IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE Channel 0 Slave
IDE Channel 2 Master
IDE Channel 3 Master
IDE Channel 4 Master
IDE Channel 5 Master
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
Drive A
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Video
Halt On Setting
[EGA/VGA]
[All, But Keyboard]
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
640K
523264K
524288K
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Item Help
Menu Level
f
Change the day, month,
year and century
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested settings.
Parameter
Date
Description
Lets you set the date following the weekdaymonth-day-year format
Options
Weekday: Sun, Mon...Sat
Month: Jan., Feb...Dec.
Day: 1 to 31
Year: 1999 to 2098
Time
Lets you set the time following the hour-minutesecond format
Hour: 0 to 23
Minute: 0 to 59
Second: 0 to 59
IDE Channel 0/2/3/4/5 Master &
IDE Channel 0 Slave
Leave this item at Auto to enable the system to
automatically detect and configure IDE devices
on the channel. If it fails to find a device, change
the value to Manual and then manually configure
the drive by entering the characteristics of the
drive in the items described below.
IDE Device Model Number:
Drive A
Allows you to configure your floppy drive A.
None
Not Detected
360 KB, 5.25-inch
1.2 MB, 5.25-inch
720 KB, 3.5-inch
1.44M, 3.5 - inch
2.88 MB, 3.5-inch
Video
Chapter 2
This item defines the video mode of the system.
The motherboard has a built-in VGA graphics
system; you must leave this item at the default
value.
EGA/VGA
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Parameter
Description
Options
Halt On
This item defines the operation of the system
POST(Power On Self Test) routine. You can use
this item to select which types of errors in the
POST are sufficient to halt the system.
All, But Keyboard
Base Memory, Extended
Memory, and Total Memory
Total based and extended memory, and I/O ROM
384KB available to the system.
total memory of the system.
IDE Devices
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
[Press Enter]
IDE Channel 0 Master
Access Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
Menu Level
Capacity
80 GB
To auto-detect the
HDD’s size, head... on
this channel
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
38309
16
0
38308
255
Item Help
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F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
Parameter
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Description
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Press <Enter> while this item is highlighted to
prompt the Setup Utility to automatically detect
and configure an IDE device on the IDE channel.
Access Mode(Auto)
This item defines ways that can be used to
access IDE hard disks such as LBA(Large Block
Addressing). Leave this value at Auto and the
system will automatically decide the fastest way
to access the hard disk drive.
Options
Chapter 2
Advanced BIOS Features
The following screen shows the Advanced BIOS Features:
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[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Removable]
[Removable]
[Removable]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[On]
[Fast]
[Disabled]
6
250
[Setup]
[Enabled]
[1.4]
[Non-OS2]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
f
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
f
f Removable Device Priority
f Hard Disk Boot Priority
f CD-ROM Boot Priority
Virus Warning
Quick Power On Self Test
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
Gate A20 Option
Typematic Rate Setting
X Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
X Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
X APIC Mode
MPS Version Control for OS
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
Silent Boot
Small Logo (EPA) Show
Configuration Table
BIOS Bootblock Protect
f
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced BIOS Features
Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Settings in boldface are the default and
suggested settings.
Parameter
Description
Options
Virus Warning
This item is used to enable or disable the virus
warning.
Enabled
Quick Power On Self Test
Enable this item to shorten the power on
testing(POST) and have your system start up
faster. You might like to enable this item after
you are confident that your system hardware is
operating smoothly.
Enabled
The items allow you to set the sequence of boot
device where BIOS attempts to load the disk
operating system.
Floppy, LS120, Hard Disk, CD-ROM,
ZIP100, USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, LAN,
Disabled (Disable this sequence).
First /Second/Third Boot
Device
Disabled
Disabled
The sequence following the order of
Floppy, HDD and CD-ROM is
recommended.
CD/DVD Drives
Specifies the boot sequence from the available
devices
Press [Enter]
Boot Other Device
This parameter allows you to specify the system
boot up search sequence.
Enabled
Chapter 2
Disabled
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Parameter
Description
Options
If this item is enabled, it checks the size of the
floppy disk drives at start-up time. You don’t
need to enable this item unless you have a
legacy diskette drive with 360K capacity.
Enabled
Sets the NumLock status when the system is
powered on. Setting to On will turn on the
NumLock key when the system is powered on.
Setting to Off will allows users to use the arrow
keys on the numeric keypad.
On
Gate A20 Option
This item defines how the system handle legacy
software that was written for an earlier
generation of processors. Leave this item at the
default value.
Fast
Typematic Rate Setting
If this item is enabled, you can use the following
two items to set the typematic rate and
typematic delay settings for your keyboard.
Enabled
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
Disabled
Off
Disabled
--Typematic Rate(Chars/Sec): Use this item to
define how many characters per second are
generated by a held-down key.
--Typematic Delay(Msec): Use this item to
define how many milliseconds must elapse
before a held-down key begins generating
repeat characters.
Security Option
This item determines when the users enter the
assword, in the setup page or before system
boot-up.
Setup
APIC Mode
This item allows you to enable or disable the
APIC mode. APIC provides symmetric multiprocessing for system, allowing support for up
to 60 processors.
Enabled
Disabled
MPS Version Control For OS This item displays MPS version control for OS
1.4
OS Select For DRAM > 64
MB
This item is only required if you have installed
more than 64 MB of memory and you are
running the OS/2 operating system. Otherwise,
leave this item at the default.
Non-OS2
HDD S.M.A.R.T Capability
The S.M.A.R.T(Self-monitoring, analysis, and
reporting technology) system is a diagnostics
technology that monitors and predicts device
performance. S.M.A.R.T software resides on
both the disk drive and the host computer.
Enabled
Silent Boot
This item enables or disables silent boot.
Enabled
Small Logo (EPA) Show
Enables or disables the display of the EPA logo
during boot.
Enabled
Configuration Table
Enables or disables the display of configuration
table
Enabled
BIOS Bootblock Protect
This item enables or disables BIOS bootblock
protect.
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
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Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Chapter 2
Removable Device Priority
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Removable Device Priority
Item Help
1. Floppy Disks
Menu Level
ff
Use <m> or < n > to
select a device, then
press <+> to move it
up, or <-> to move it
down the list. Press
<ESC> to exit this
menu.
mnlk
: Move
PU/PD+/-/:Change Priority F10:Save ESC:Exit
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Hard Disk Boot Priority
1. Cho M
: ST380013A
2. Bootable Add-in Cards
Item Help
Menu Level
ff
Use <m> or < n > to
select a device, then
press <+> to move it
up, or <-> to move it
down the list. Press
<ESC> to exit this
menu.
mnlk
Chapter 2
: Move
PU/PD+/-/:Change Priority F10:Save ESC:Exit
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CD-ROM Boot Priority
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
CD-ROM Boot Priority
1. Ch0 S.
: LITE-ON DVD SOHD-16P9S
Item Help
Menu Level ff
Use <m> or < n > to
select a device, then
press <+> to move it
up, or <-> to move it
down the list. Press
<ESC> to exit this
menu.
mnlk
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: Move
PU/PD+/-/:Change Priority F10:Save ESC:Exit
Chapter 2
Advanced Chipset Features
These items define critical timing parameters of the motherboard. You should leave the items on this page at
their default values unless you are very familiar with the technical specifications of your system hardware. If
you change the values incorrectly, you may introduce fatal errors or recurring instability into your system.
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced Chipset Features
Item Help
Dual Monitor Support
Frame Buffer Size
HT Spread Spectrum
SSE/SSE2 Instructions
System BIOS Cacheable
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Center]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Menu Level
f
mnlk : Move
Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
Parameter
Description
Options
Dual Monitor Support
This item enables or disables dual monitor
support
Enabled
Frame Buffer Size
This item enables users to specify the Onboard
VGA share memory size.
Auto
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
HT Spread Spectrum
This item, when enabled, can significantly
reduce the EMI
Center
SSE/SSE2 Instructions
This item allows you to enable or disable the
SSE/SSE2(Streaming SIMD
Extensions)instruction set.
Enabled
This item enables users to enable or disable the
system BIOS cache.
Enabled
System BIOS Cacheable
Chapter 2
Disabled
Disabled
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Integrated Peripherals
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Integrated Peripherals
f IDE Function Setup
f Onboard Device Setup
f Super IO Device
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
Item Help
Menu Level
f
mnlk
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
IDE Function Setup
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IDE Function Setup
OnChip IDE Channel 0
Primary Master PIO
Primary Slave PIO
Primary Master UDMA
Primary Slave UDMA
IDE DMA transfer access
Serial-ATA Controller
IDE Prefetch Mode
IDE HDD Block Mode
f RAID Configuration
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[All Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Press Enter]
Item Help
Menu Level
ff
mnlk
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
Parameter
On-Chip IDE Channel 0
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Description
Use these items to enable or disable the PCI
IDE channels that are integrated on the
motherboard.
Options
Enabled
Disabled
Chapter 2
Parameter
Description
Options
Primary Master/Slave PIO
Each IDE channel supports a master device
and a slave device. These four items let you
assign the kind of PIO(Programmed Input/
Output) was used by the IDE devices. Choose
Auto to let the system auto detect which PIO
mode is best, or select a PIO mode from 0-4
Auto
Secondary Master/Slave
UDMA
Each IDE channel supports a master device
and slave device. This motherboard supports
UltraDMA technology, which provides faster
access to IDE devices. If you install a device
that supports UltraDMA, change the appropriate
item on this list to Auto. You may have to install
the UltraDMA driver supplied with this
motherboard in order to use an UltraDMA
device.
Auto
IDE DMA transfer access
This item allows users to enable the transfer
access of the IDE DMA then burst onto the PCI
bus and nonburstable transactions do not.
Enabled
Serial-ATA Controller
This item allows you to enable or disable the
onboard SATA controller.
All enabled
IDE Prefetch Mode
The onboard IDE drive interface supports IDE
prefetching for faster drive access. If you install
a primary and secondary add-in IDE interface,
set this field to Disabled if the interface does not
support prefetching.
Enabled
Enables this field if your IDE hard drive supports
block mode. Block mode enables BIOS to
automatically detect the optimal number of
block read and writes per sector that the drive
can support and improves the speed of access
to IDE devices.
Enabled
IDE HDD Block Mode
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
RAID Configuration
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
RAID Configuration
x
x
x
x
RAID Enable
[Disabled]
SATA 1 Primary RAID
SATA 1 Secondary RAID
SATA 2 Primary RAID
SATA 2 Secondary RAID
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Item Help
Menu Level
ff
mnlk
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
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Parameter
Description
RAID Enable
SATA 1/2 Primary/
Secondary RAID
Options
This item allows you to enable or disable the
onboard RAID function of RAID supporting
devices
Enabled
These four items display the status of SATA
RAID.
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Onboard Device Setup
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Onboard Device Setup
Onchip USB
USB Memory Type
USB Keyboard Support
USB Mouse Support
HD Audio
Onboard 1394
Giga Bit LAN
LAN Boot ROM
[V1.1 + V2.0]
[SHADOW]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
ff
mnlk
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
Parameter
Description
Options
Onchip USB
This item enables users to or disable the onchip
USB function, setting it to be USB1.1
V1.1+V2.0
USB Memory Type
This item indicates the USB memory type.
SHADOW
USB Keyboard support
Enable this item if you plan to use a keyboard
connected through the USB port in a legacy
operating system(such as DOS) that does not
support Plug and Play.
Enabled
Enable this item if you plan to use a mouse
connected through the USB port in a legacy
operating syste(such as DOS) that does not
support Plug and Play.
Enabled
HD Audio
Enables and disables the onboard audio chip.
Disable this item if you are going to install a PCI
audio add-in card.
Auto
Onboard 1394
This item enables or disables onboard 1394
Enabled
USB Mouse Support
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Giga Bit LAN
This item enables or disables Giga bit LAN
LAN Boot ROM
This item enables or disables LAN Boot ROM.
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
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Chapter 2
Onboard I/O Chip Setup
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Super I/O Device
Onboard FDC Controller
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Serial Port 2
UART Mode Select
X UR2 Duplex Mode
Onboard Parellel Port
Parallel Port Mode
X ECP Mode Use DMA
[Enabled]
[3F8/IRQ4]
[2F8/IRQ3]
[Normal]
Half
[378/IRQ7]
[SPP]
[3]
Item Help
Menu Level
ff
mnlk
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
Parameter
Description
Options
Onboard FDC Controller
This option enables the onboard floppy disk
drive controller.
Enabled
Onboard Serial Port 1/2
This option is used to assign the I/O address
and interrupt request(IRQ) for onboard serial
port 1.
3F8/IRQ4/2F8/IRQ3
UART Mode Select
This field is available if the onboard serial port 2
field is set to any option but Disabled. UART
Mode Select enables you to select the infrared
communication protocol-IrDA, ASKIR or SCR
Normal
UR2 Duplex Mode
This field is available when UART mode is set
to either ASKIR or IrDA. This item enables you
to determine the infrared function of the
onboard infrared chip. The options are Full and
Half. Full-duplex means that you can transmit
and send information simultaneously. Hadduplex is the transmission of data in both
directions, but only one direction at a time.
Half-Duplex
Onboard Parallel Port
This option is used to assign the I?O address
and interrupt request(IRQ) for the onboard
parallel port.
378/IRQ7
Parallel Port Mode
Enables you to set the data transfer protocol for
your parallel port. There are four options:
SPP(Standard Parallel Port), EPP(Enhanced
Parallel Port), ECP(Extended Capabilities Port)
and ECP+EPP
SPP
Disabled
Full-Duplex
SPP allows data output only. Extended
Capabilities Port(ECP) and Enhanced Parallel
Port(EPP) are bi-directional modes, allowing
both data input and output. ECP and EPP
modes are only supported with EPP- and ECPaware peripherals.
ECP Mode Use DMA
Chapter 2
When the onboard parallel port is set to ECP
mode, the parallel port can use DMA 3 or DMA
1
3
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Power Management Setup
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Power Management Setup
ACPI Function
ACPI Suspend Type
Power Management
Video Off Method
HDD Power Down
HDD Down In Suspend
Soft-Off by Power Button
WOL(PME#)
WOR(RI#)
USB Resume from S1/S3
PS2 K/B Resume from S1/S3
Resume By Alarm
X Day of Month Alarm
X Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
ACPI AWAY Mode
AMD K8 Cool&Quiet Control
Power on After Power fail
[Enabled]
[S1&S3]
[User Define]
[DPMS Support]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Delay 4 Sec]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
0
0 : 0 : 0
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Former-Sts]
Item Help
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F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
Parameter
ACPI Function
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Description
Options
Use this item to enable or disable ACPI
function.
Enabled
ACPI Suspend Type
Use this item to define how your system
suspends. In the default, S3(STR), the suspend
mode is a suspend to RAM, i.e., the system
shut down with the exception of a refresh
current to the system memory.
S1&S3
Power Management
This item is used to enable or disable users
manually define power management.
User define
Video Off Method
This item defines how the video is powered
down to save power. This item is set to
DPMS(Display Power Management Software)
by default.
DPMS Support
HDD Power Down
The IDE hard drive will spin down if it is not
accessed within a specified length of time.
Disabled
HDD Down In Suspend
This item enables or disables whether the IDE
hard drive to be down in suspend mode.
Disabled
Soft-Off by Power Button
Under ACPI(Advanced Configuration and
Power management Interface) you can create a
software power down. In a software power
down, the system can be resumed by Wake Up
Alarms. This item lets you install a software
power down that is controlled by the power
button on your system. If the item is set to
Instant-Off, then the power button causes a
software power down. If the item is set to Delay
4 Sec. Then you have to hold the power button
down for four seconds to cause a software
power down.
Delay 4 Sec
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
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Parameter
Description
Options
This item specifies whether the system will be
awakened from power saving modes when
activity or input signal of the specified hardware
peripheral or component is detected.
Disabled
USB Resume from S1/S3
This item allows users to enable or disable the
USB device Wake-up from S1/S3 mode.
Enabled
PS2 K/B Resume from S1/
S3
This item allows users to enable or disable the
PS2 K/B Wake-up from S1/S3 mode.
Enabled
Resume by Alarm
This item allows users to enable or disable the
alarm to wake up the system.if set to Enabled,
users can specify the specific day of month and
the exact time to power up the system.
Disabled
This item enables or disables the ACPI AWAY
mode.
Disabled
WOL(PME#)/WOR(RI#)
ACPI AWAY Mode
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
AMD K8 Cool’n’Quiet control This item helps the system to lower the
frequency when CPU idles. When the frequency
Auto
Power on After Power fail
Former-Sts
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This item enables your computer to
automatically restart or return to its operating
status.
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PnP/PCI Feature
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PnP/PCI Configurations
Init Display First
Reset Configuration Data
[PCI Ex]
[Disabled]
Resources Controlled By
[Auto(ESCD)]
Press Enter
X IRQ Resources
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
[Disabled]
** PCI Express relative items**
Maximum Payload Size
[4096]
Item Help
Menu Level
f
mnlk : Move
Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
Parameter
Options
Init Display First
This item allows you to choose the primary
display card.
PCIEx
Reset Configuration Data
If you enable this item and restart the system,
any Plug and Play configuration data stored in
the BIOS Setup is cleared from memory.
Enabled
Resources Controlled By
You should leave this item at the default
Auto(ESCD). Under this setting, the system
dynamically allocates resources to Plug and
Play devices as they are required. If you cannot
get a legacy ISA(Industry Standard
Architecture) expansion card to work properly,
you might be able to solve the problem by
changing this item to Manual, and then opening
up the IRQ Resources submenu.
Auto(ESCD)
IRQ Resources
In the IRQ Resources submenu, if you assign
an IRQ to Legacy ISA, then that Interrupt
Request Line is reserved for a legacy ISA
expansion card. Press <ESC> to close the IRQ
Resources submenu. In the Memory Resources
submenu, use the first item Reserved Memory
Base to set the start address of the memory you
want to reserve for the ISA expansion card. Use
the section item Reserved Memory Length to
set the amount of reserved memory. Press
<ESC> to close Memory Resources submenu.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
This item is designed to overcome problems
that can be caused by some non-standard VGA
cards. This board includes a built-in VGA
system that does not require palette snooping
so you must leave this item disabled.
Enabled
This item specifies the maximum payload size
for the PCI Express function.
4096
Maximum Payload Size
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Description
Disabled
Disabled
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PC Health Status
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PC Health Status
CPU Vcore
+3.3V
+5V
+12V
+5VSB
Voltage Battery
VDIMM
Current CPU Temperature
Current SYSTEMTemperature
CPU Fan Speed
System Fan Speed
Shutdown Temperature
Warning Temperature
f Smart Fan Function
mnlk
1.29V
3.37V
5.00V
11.61V
5.05V
3.00V
1.77V
29°C
31°C
5232 RPM
0
RPM
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Press Enter]
Item Help
Menu Level
f
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
The following table describes the parameters found in this menu:
Parameter
System Component
Characteristics
CPU Shutdown
Temperature
Description
Options
These items allow users to monitor data provided
by the BIOS on this motherboard. These fields can
not be changed.
T
Vcore
T
Voltage Battery
T
CPU FAN Speed
T
System FAN Speed
T
Current System Temperature
T
Current CPU Temperature
This item enables users to set the maximum
temperature the system can reach before powering
down.
60oC/140oF
70oC/158oF
80oC/176oF
90oC/194oF
Warning Temperature
Smart FAN Control
This item lets you select the temperature at which
you want the system to send out a warning
message to the PC speakers of when the
temperature goes beyond either limit.
Disabled
SPU/SYS Smart Fan Function
Press Enter
-- This item allows you to enable/disable the control
of the CPU/system fan speed by changing by
changing the fan parameter.
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Set Supervisor/User Password
When this function is selected, the following message appears at the center of the screen to assist you in
creating a password.
ENTER PASSWORD
Type the password, up to eight characters, and press<Enter>. The password typed now will clear any
previously entered password from CMOS memory. You will be asked to confirm the password. Type the
password again and press ,Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection.
To disable password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter password. A message will confirm
the password being disabled. Once the password is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter BIOS
Setup freely.
PASSWORD DISABLED
If you have selected “System” in “Security Option” of “BIOS Features Setup” menu, you will be prompted for
the password every time the system reboots or any time you try to enter BIOS Setup.
If you have selected “Setup” at “Security Option” from “BIOS Features Setup” menu, you will be prompted for
the password only when you enter BIOS Setup.
Supervisor Password has higher priority than User Password. You can use Supervisor Password when
booting the system or entering BIOS Setup to modify all settings. Also you system or entering BIOS Setup but
can not modify any setting if Supervisor Password is enabled.
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Load Default Settings
Selecting the field loads the factory defaults for BIOS and Chipset Features which the system automatically.
detects. THis option opens a dialog box that lets you install optimized defaults for all appropriate items in the
Setup Utility. Press <OK> and then <Enter> to install the defaults. Press <Cancel> and then <Enter> to not
install the defaults.
If you only want to install setup defaults for a specific option, select and display that option, and then
press<F9>.
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Save & Exit Setup
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to save the changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit the
Setup Utility.
When the Save and Exit dialog box appears, press <Y> to save and exit, or press <N> to return to the main
menu.
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Exit Without Saving
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to discard any changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit
the Setup Utility.
When the Exit Without Saving dialog box appears, press <Y> to discard changes and exit, or press <N> to
return to the main menu.
NOTE: If you have made settings that you do not want to save, use the "Exit Without Saving" item and press
<Y> to discard any changes you have made.
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Chapter 3
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools:
T
Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge.
T
Wire cutter.
T
Phillips screwdriver (may require different size).
NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the
screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatches when putting back the components.
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General Information
Before You Begin
Before proceeding with the disassenbly procedure, make sure that you do the following:
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1.
Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals.
2.
Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system.
Chapter 3
Disassembly Procedure
This section tells you how to disassemble the system when you need to perform system service. Please also
refer to the disassembly video, if available.
CAUTION: Before you proceed, make sure you have turned off the system and all peripherals connected to it.
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Troubleshooting
Please refer to generic troubleshooting guide for trougleshooting information relating to following topics:
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Power-On Self-Test (POST)
T
POST Check Points
T
POST Error Messages List
T
Error Symptoms List
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Chapter 5
Jumper and Connector Information
Jumper Setting
This section explains how to set jumpers for correct configuration of the mainboard.
Setting Jumper
Use the motherboard jumpers to set system configuration options. Jumpers with more than one pin are
numbered. When setting the jumpers, ensure that the jumper caps are placed on the correct pins.
Description
Illustration
The illustrations show a 2-pin jumper. When the jumper
cap is placed on both pins, the jumper is SHORT. If you
remove the jumper cap, or place the jumper cap on just one
pin, the jumper is OPEN.
SHORT
OPEN
This illustration shows a 3-pin jumper. Pins 1 and 2 are
SHORT
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Checking Jumper Settings
Jumper
CLR_CMOS
Type
3-pin
Description
CLEAR CMOS
Setting(Default)
Illustration
1-2 : Clear
2-3 : Normal
Before clearing the
CMOS,make sure to
turn off the system
Clear CMOS
1
BIOS_WP
3-pin
BIOS PROTECT
Open: Write Enable
Short: Write Disable
1
BIOS_WP
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Connecting Components
CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1
GND
System Ground
2
+12V
Power +12V
3
Sense
Sensor
4
PWM
CPU FAN control
PWR_FAN
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1
GND
System Ground
2
+12V
Power +12V
3
Sense
Sensor
SPK1: Internal speaker
Pin
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Signal Name
1
VCC
2
Key
3
GND
4
Signal
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ATX_Power
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
13
Signal Name
1
+3.3V
+3.3V
2
+3.3V
14
-12V
3
Ground
15
COM
4
+5V
16
PS_ON
5
Ground
17
COM
6
+5V
18
COM
7
Ground
19
COM
8
PWRGD
20
-5V
9
+5VSB
21
+5V
10
+12V
22
+5V
11
+12V
23
+5V
12
+3.3V
24
COM
ATX_12V
Pin
Signal Name
1
Ground
2
Ground
3
+12V
4
+12V
Front Panel Header
The front panel header (PANEL1) provides a standard set of switch and LED connectors commonly found on
ATX or Micro ATX cases. Refer to the table below for information:
Illustration
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Pin
Signal
Function
Pin
Signal
Function
1
HDD+LED-
Hard disk LED+
2
SUS LED
*MSG LED+
3
HDD+LED-
Hard disk LED-
4
SUS LED
*MSG LED-
5
RST_SW_N
Reset Switch
6
PWR_SW_P
Power Switch(+)
7
RST_SW_P
Reset Switch
8
PWR_SW_N
Power Switch(-)
9
RSVD
Reserved
10
Key
No pin
11
RSVD
Reserved
12
LAN LED
LAN LED(+)
13
RSVD
Reserved
14
LAN LED
LAN LED(+)
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FDD
(Top-View)
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
Pin
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Signal Name
Pin
2
Signal Name
1
Ground
DRVDEN0
3
Ground
4
HDL-
5
Keypin
6
DS3-
7
Ground
8
INDEX-
9
Ground
10
MTR0-
11
Ground
12
DS0-
13
Ground
14
DS1-
15
Ground
16
MTR1-
17
Ground
18
DIR-
19
Ground
20
STEP-
21
Ground
22
WDATA
23
Ground
24
WGATE-
25
Ground
26
TRK0-
27
Ground
28
WP-
29
Ground
30
RDATA
31
Ground
32
HDSEL-
33
Ground
34
DSKCHG-
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IDE1 & IDE2
(Top-View)
2
4
1
3
Pin
75
6
5
8
7
10
9
12
11
Signal Name
14
13
16
15
18
17
20
22
19
21
24
23
26
28
25
30
27
Pin
29
32
31
34
33
36
35
38
37
40
39
Signal Name
1
RESET-
2
Ground
3
DD7
4
DD8
5
DD6
6
DD9
7
DD5
8
DD10
9
DD4
10
DD11
11
DD3
12
DD12
13
DD2
14
DD13
15
DD1
16
DD14
17
DD0
18
DD15
19
Ground
20
Keypin
21
DMARQ
22
Ground
23
DIOW-
24
Ground
25
DIOR-
26
Ground
27
IORDY
28
PSYNC:CSEL
29
DMACK-
30
Ground
31
INTRQ
32
IOCS16-
33
DA1
34
PDIAG-
35
DA0
36
DA2
37
CS1FX-
38
CS3FX-
39
DASP-
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Ground
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Connecting the Optional Devices
AUXIN1: Auxiliary in connector
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1
AUX_R
AUX In right channel
2
RET_R
Return Right Aux in
3
RET_L
Return Left Aux in
4
AUX_L
AUX In left channel
USB1~3: Front Panel USB headers
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1
USBPWR
Front panel USB power
2
USBPWR
Front panel USB power
3
USB_FP_P0-
USB port 0 negative signal
4
USB_FP_P1-
USB port 1 negative signal
5
USB_FP_P0+
USB port 0 positive signal
6
USB_FP_P1+
USB port 1 positive signal
7
GND
Ground
8
GND
Ground
9
Key
No pin
10
NC
Not connected
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AUDIO1: Front Panel Audio Header
Pin
Signal Name
1
PORT 1L
2
AUD_GND
3
PORT 1R
4
PRESENCE#
5
PORT 2R
6
SENSE1_RETURN
7
SENSE_SEND
8
KEY
9
PORT 2L
10
SENSE2_RETURN
Function
Ground used by analog
audio circuits
No pin
IRDA: Infrared header
Pin
Signal Name
1
VCC
2
No Pin
3
IRRX
4
Ground
5
IRTX
SPDIFO1 : SPDIF out header
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1
SPDIF
SPDIF digital output
2
+5VA
5V analog Power
3
Key
No pin
4
GND
Ground
SATA1~4: Serial ATA connectors
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
Ground
5
RX-
2
TX+
6
RX+
3
TX-
7
Ground
4
Ground
1394A2: Onboard IEEE 1394a header
Pin
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Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
TPA+
6
TPB-
2
TPA-
7
Cable-Power
3
GND
8
Cable-Power
4
GND
9
Key pin
5
TPB+
10
GND
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COM2: Onboard serial port header
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1
NDCBD
Data carry detect
2
NSINB
Serial Data In
3
NSOUTB
Serial Data out
4
NDTRB
Data terminal ready
5
GND
Ground
6
NDSRB
Data set ready
7
NRTSB
Request to send
8
NCTSB
Clear to send
9
NRIB
Ring Indicator
10
Key
No pin
Rear I/O Panel Connectors
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PS2 Mouse: Use the PS/2 mouse port to connect a PS/2 pointing device
T
PS2 Keyboard: Use the PS/2 keyboard port to connect a PS/2 keyboard
T
Parallel Port(LPT1): Use LPT to connect printers or other parallel communication devices
T
Serial Port(COM1): Use the COM port to connect serial devices such as mice, fax, or modems
T
VGA Port: Connect your monitor to the VGA port
T
LAN Port(optional): Connect and RJ-45 jack to the LAN port to connect your computer to the
network
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PSKBM1
(Front Side View)
(Pinout Top-View)
Figure-(1)
16
15
3
PS/2 Mouse
14
13
5
12
11
13
15
6
5
PS/2 Keyboard
4
3
2
1
PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Mouse
1
KBDATA
11
MDATA
2
NC
12
NC
3
Ground
13
Ground
4
VCC
14
VCC
5
KBCLK
15
MCLK
6
NC
16
NC
COM1
Illustration
Pin
Front Side View
1
2
6
3
7
9
Pinout Top-View
Figure-(2)
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DCD
2
RxD
3
TxD
4
DTR
5
Ground
6
DSR
7
RTS
8
CTS
9
RI
5
4
8
Signal Name
1
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LPT
Front Side View
Pinout Top-View
Pin
Chapter 5
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
STROBE
13
SLCT
2
PD0
14
ALF
3
PD1
15
ERROR
4
PD2
16
INIT
5
PD3
17
SLCTIN
6
PD4
18
Ground
7
PD5
19
Ground
8
PD6
20
Ground
9
PD7
21
Ground
10
ACK
22
Ground
11
BUSY
23
Ground
12
PE
24
Ground
25
Ground
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USBLAN1
(Pinout Top-View)
G5
G6
G1
G2
U4
U1
U8
U5
G3
G7
G4
L2
L8
L1
L7
L9
Pin
U1
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Signal Name
G8
L12
Pin
Signal Name
VCC
G7
HOLE_LAN
U2
-DATA0
G8
HOLE_LAN
U3
+DATA0
L1
TX+
U4
GND
L2
TX-
U5
VCC
L3
RX+
U6
-DATA0
L4
NC
U7
+DATA0
L5
NC
U8
GND
L6
RX-
G1
HOLE_USB
L7
NC
G2
HOLE_USB
L8
NC
G3
HOLE_USB
L9
LINK
G4
HOLE_USB
L10
VCC
G5
HOLE_LAN
L11
ACT
G6
HOLE_LAN
L12
VCC
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USB
G5
G6
G1
G2
1
PWR
D0-
D0+
GND
PWR
D1-
D1+
GND
G3
5
6
7
8
9
PWR
GND
TB+
TA+
G7
10
TA- 12
11 TB-
13
14
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Signal Name
2
3
4
G4
G8
Pin
Pin
Signal Name
1
VCC
9
VP
2
-DATA0
10
VG
3
+DATA0
11
TPB-
4
GND
12
TPB+
5
VCC
13
TPA-
6
-DATA1
14
TPA+
7
+DATA1
8
GND
G1
HOLE_USB
G2
HOLE_USB
G3
HOLE_USB
G4
HOLE_USB
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Chapter 6
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of Aspire T180/E380
and AcerPower M8. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return
Merchandise Authorization).
IMPORTANT: Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date
information available on your regional web or channel. For whatever reasons a part number
change is made, it will not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For 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 local FRU list provided by
your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.
IMPORTANT: Please note that Acer Corporation sells only the parts listed in the following table. Please
be reminded that though some parts are disassembled in Chapter 3 for demonstration
purpose, Acer Corporation does not provide these parts.
NOTE: To scrap or to return the defective parts, you should follow the local government ordinance or
regulations on how best to dispose it, or follow the rules set by your regional Acer office on how to
return it.You can access to the website for the latest Parts version http://aicsl.acer.com.tw/spl/
NOTE: The final version of SPL will be released later.
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Chapter 6
FRU List
The FRU list will be updated later.
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