Table of Contents

Chapter 1 System Specification 1

Features

Platform

System Memory

Display

Graphics

TV-Tuner

Audio 2

Storage Subsystem 2

Communication 2

Special Keys and Controls 2

I/O Interface 3

Power Subsystem 3

Dimensions and Weight 3

Environment 4

Block Diagram 5

Outlook Tour 6

Front View 6

Closed Front View 7

Left View 8

Right View 8

Rear View 9

Base View 10

Using the Keyboard 11

Lock keys and Embedded Numeric Keypad 11

Windows keys 12

Hotkeys 12

Special keys 13

Indicators 14

Easy-launch Buttons 15

Touchpad 16

Touchpad Basics 16

Acer Empowering Technology 18

Empowering Technology Password 18

Acer eDataSecurity Management (for selected models) 18

Acer eLock Management 20

Acer ePerformance Management 21

Acer eRecovery Management 22

Acer eSettings Management 23

Acer ePower Management 24

Acer ePresentation Management 26

Using the System Utilities 27

Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) 27

Launch Manager 28

Norton AntiVirus 29

How do I check for viruses? 29

Hardware Specification and Configuration 30

BIOS Setup Utility 41

Invoking BIOS Setup 41

Chapter 2 System Utilities 41

Information 42

Main 43

Advanced 45

Security 46

Boot 48

Exit 49

DOS Flash SOP 50

Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement 53

General Information 54

Before You Begin 54

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart 55

Disassembly Procedure 57

Removing the Battery Pack 57

Removing the HDD Module 57

Removing the RAM Module/Mini PCI Card/Thermal Module/CPU

Removing the ODD Module 60

Removing the LCD Module from the Main Unit 61

Removing the Keyboard 62

Disassembling the Main Unit 63

Disassembling the LCD Module 68

Chapter 4 Troubleshooting 71

System Check Procedures 72

External Diskette Drive Check 72

External CD-ROM Drive Check 72

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check 72

Memory Check 73

Power System Check 73

Check the Power Adaptor 73

Check the Battery Pack 74

Touchpad Check 74

Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message 76

Index of Error Messages 76

POST Code 79

Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message 80

Intermittent Problems

Undetermined Problems 85

Chapter 5 Jumper and Connector Location 86

Main Board 86

Top Side 86

Bottom Side 88

Switch Board 90

Top Side 90

Bottom Side 91

Chapter 6 FRU (Field Replacement Unit) List 92

Parts 93

Exploded Diagram 102

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