Onboard Devices Configuration

The Onboard Devices Configuration screen contains parameter items that are related to port devices on your computer. i Move Highlight Bar, Change Setting, Esc Exit Press T and I to move the highlight bar press and to change the setting of the highlighted parameter. To exit this screen and return to the main screen, press Esc. The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Table 2-3 Onboard Devices Configuration...

Detaching the Top Cover

Follow these steps to detach the top cover from the bottom cover 1. Unplug the touchpad cable CN6 from the keyboard touchpad board and speaker cables CN9 and CN10 . 2. Remove the screws found on the lower case ten total screws, two screws shorter than the rest found on the front corners of the computer . 3. Detach the top cover from the bottom cover.

Installing Memory

Follow these steps to insert memory modules 1. Turn off the computer. Then turn the computer over to access its base. 2. Remove three screws from the memory door then lift up and remove the memory door. 3. Remove the memory modules from its shipping container. 4. Align the connector edge of the memory module with the key in the connector. Insert the edge of the memory module board into the connector. Use a rocking motion to fully insert the module. Push downward on each side of the memory...

Removing the Mainboard

Converter Board

Follow these steps to remove the mainboard 1. Remove the keyboard touchpad board CN14 . Remove two screws and remove the plate that covers the DC-DC converter board. Figure 3-21 Removing the Keyboard Touchpad Board and DC-DC Converter Board Cover Disassembly and Unit Replacement 3-17 Figure 3-21 Removing the Keyboard Touchpad Board and DC-DC Converter Board Cover Disassembly and Unit Replacement 3-17 2. Gently remove the DC-DC converter board CN7 . Figure 3-22 Removing the DC-DC Converter Board...

Disassembling the Top Cover

The touchpad, speakers, audio board are connected to the top cover. The sections below describe the removal process of these components. REMOVING THE HARD DISK DRIVE HEAT SINK Pull up to remove the hard disk drive heat sink from the top cover. Figure 3-26 Removing the Hard Disk Drive Heat Sink REMOVING THE TOUCHPAD 1. Remove four screws and lift up the metal plate and touchpad buttons. 2. Unplug the touchpad cable JP1 and remove the touchpad main sensor and connector unit. 1. Unlock the speaker...

BOS Setup

Extensa Logo

The Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer's BIOS Basic Input Ouput 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 6, Troubleshooting when a problem arises. To activate the Setup Utility, press F2 after you hear a beep while the Extensa logo is being displayed. When Silent Boot described later...

Bos Post Checkpoints

This appendix lists the POST checkpoints of the notebook BIOS. Dispatch Shutdown Path Note At the beginning of POST, port 64 bit 2 8042 system flag is read to determine whether this POST is caused by a cold or warm boot. If it is a cold boot, a complete POST is performed. If it is a warm boot, the chip initialization and memory test is eliminated from the POST routine. Reset PIE, AIE, UIE Note These interrupts are disabled in order to avoid any incorrect actions from happening during the POST...

Silk Screen

For the mainboard layout, please refer to the next page. The following table is a reference when mounting1 the CPU. PCB No. 96532-SA CPU Board Layout Top V mount on X not mount on Silk Screen PCB No. 96532-SA CPU Board Layout Bottom PCB No. 97349-1 Keyboard Touchpad Board Top View PCB No. 97349-1 Keyboard Touchpad Board Bottom View I ' I trig-., i lot. i . i - i-B i-. i-. i-. ezNa szNa znu a. Z 'J '-3- -il r i Fn,_ 1 I ' I trig-., i lot. i . i - i-B i-. i-. i-. ezNa szNa znu a. Z 'J '-3- -il r...

Removing the Display

Follow these steps to remove the display 1. Remove two screws on the bottom and two screws on the rear of the unit. Figure 3-13 Unplugging the Display Cable Figure 3-13 Unplugging the Display Cable 2. Open the display then pull up the display cable CN6 and unplug the inverter cable CN12 . For DSTN type LCD display For TFT type LCD display Figure 3-14 Removing the Display Hinge Screws Figure 3-14 Removing the Display Hinge Screws Detach the display from the main unit and set aside. Figure 3-15...

Disassembling the Mainboard

Follow these steps to disassemble the mainboard REMOVING THE CHARGER BOARD Unplug the charger board containing the power switch, DC-in jack and PS 2 port . Figure 3-24 Removing the Charger Board REMOVING THE PCMCIA SOCKETS The PC Card Connector Module is normally part of the motherboard spare part. The following removal procedure is for reference only. Remove the four 4 screws and then detached the cable connected to the mainbaord CN11 as shown below. Figure 3-25 Removing the PCMCIA Sockets...

Disassembly Sequence

The disassembly procedure described in this manual is divided into four major sections Disassembling the inside frame assembly The following table lists the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to remove the motherboard, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order. Table 3-1 Guide to Disassembly Sequence Table 3-1 Guide to Disassembly Sequence Remove or replace the hard disk drive Remove or replace the...

Removing the Hard Disk Drive

Acer Travelmate 7730 Disk Remove

Follow these steps to remove the hard disk drive 1. Turn the computer over and locate the hard disk drive bay cover. 2. Press the hard disk drive bay cover release and slide the cover out to remove it. Set aside the cover. 3. Pull the hard disk drive tab to remove the hard disk drive from the hard disk drive bay. Figure 3-7 Removing the Hard Disk Drive 4. Store the hard disk drive in an antistatic bag. If you want to install a new hard disk drive, reverse the steps described above.