Regulatory Agency Approvals

All Extensa 60x and 65x Series products meet the following regulatory agency standards Underwriter's Lab (UL) Standard 1950 (safety) Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Standard 950 or CUL (safety) FCC CFR 47, Part 15, Subpart B, FCC Level B (Emissions) Canadian Department of Communications (DOC) ICES, Class B (Emissions) EN 50082-1 (Immunity ESD, RFI, EFT, and Surge) EN 50081-1 (Emissions RFI, EMI, Harmonics, and Flicker) Approval Marks UL, CUL, VDE, FCC, ICES, and CE

User Interface to PCDoctor

PC-Doctor is structured as a text-mode, windowed user interface with pull-down menus. Program operation requires the use of the following keys Cursor Keys - Moves the highlighted pointer Enter Key - Selects the highlighted option Esc Key - Cancels current function and goes back one step F1 Key - Activates the context-sensitive help feature (pressing F1 twice in a row calls up the online Technical Reference Manual for PC-Doctor) Scrolling windows, which show the results of various operations,...

Removing Replacing the Fan Assembly x Series

To remove and replace the fan assembly, perform the following procedure 1. Remove the Top Cover Assembly as described in Paragraph 6.5.10. 2. Remove the single screw holding the fan assembly in place and unplug the fan cable as shown in Figure 6-16. 4. Replacement is the reverse of Steps 1 through 3. Figure 6-16 Removing Replacing the Fan Assembly (60x Series) 6.5.11.2 Removing Fan Assembly (65x Series) To remove and replace the fan assembly on the 65x Series notebook, perform the following...

Contents

Intended Audience Other Manuals About the Ordering Parts and Product Notebook Model Extensa 60x Extensa 65x Series Internal External Display Hot Key Sequences (All Extensa Software 60x Series External 65x Series External Ports Standard Peripheral Expansion PCMCIA Card Standard Test Features Regulatory Agency Approvals Unpacking Instructions Installing Internal Notebook Options Installing Main Memory Expansion Setting Up the Software Installing External Options Installing PCMCIA Installing...

Handling the Computer Battery Pack

The battery pack furnished with the computer requires reasonable care and handling to ensure efficient operation and maximum life. Periodically inspect the battery terminals and the batteries for evidence of corrosion and oxide build-up clean if necessary. To ensure that the battery packs endure normal life cycle, always observe the following precautions when handling the battery packs Do not drop the battery pack or subject it to excessive shock and vibration. Do not expose the battery pack to...

Installing External Options Installing Pcmcia Options

The Notebook has two connector slots for PCMCIA option cards. These two slots can be used to install one Type III or two Type I II credit card size PCMCIA option cards. You can install a PCMCIA (PC card) without turning the computer off. Use the following procedure to install a PCMCIA option 1. Review the installation instructions supplied with the PCMCIA option card(s). 2. Hold the card at the end opposite the connector pins with the label side up. Insert the card into an unused slot on the...

Handling the Computer

The notebook computer requires reasonable care and handling for extended life. Some of the precautions to follow to protect your computer against accidental damage include Never pick up or carry the unit by the cover Do not force the cover beyond its fully opened position (about 180 degrees) Never subject the computer to harsh environments (dusty areas or areas of rapidly changing temperatures) Never place anything on top of the computer, particularly when it is operating or charging (could...

Removing Replacing Pcmcia Options

The procedure for removing and replacing the PCMCIA options is as follows 1. Turn off the computer and remove the battery pack as described in Paragraph 6.5.1. 2. Press the upper card eject button to eject the upper card, lower button controls the lower card and use both buttons for Type III devices. 3. To replace the PCMCIA device, remove any filler cards present and insert the device. Reinstall any external cabling required for the device. One or two Type I II PCMCIA Option Cards or one Type...

Initial System Checkout

After you've installed all internal options and external cabling, you're ready for system checkout and software configuration. To check out the system, press the power button on the left side of the notebook which initiates self test. During self test execution, the computer checks the operation of all key hardware including memory and CPU (and displays copyright and version number data during test execution). Upon successful conclusion of self test, the computer automatically loads its...

Extensa x Series

The Extensa 60x Series Notebook Computers are large screen, high-performance, multimedia notebooks powered by the Intel P54CSLM Pentium Processor Chip (120MHz). Other major features of the 60x Series include 8 MB (Extended Data Out) memory 0-Volt Suspend, 5-Volt Suspend and Standby power saving modes Duracell NiMH (Nickel-Metal-Hydride) or optional Li-Ion (Lithium-Ion) battery pack 810 MB capacity hard disk drive with Local Bus Internal touchpad pointing device Small, lightweight AC adapter PS...

Removing Replacing the Power Supply Board

Use the following procedure to remove replace the Motherboard Assembly 1. Remove the Top Cover and Fan Assemblies as described in Paragraphs 6.5.10 and 6.5.11 respectively. 2. Separate the inside frame assembly from the base assembly as shown in Figure 6-19. 3. Turn the unit over and remove the screw holding the Power Supply Board to the inside of the Frame Assembly (Figure 6-20). Remove the Power Supply Board. 4. To reinstall the Power Supply Board, reverse the removal procedure. Figure 6-20...

Product Overview

The Extensa Series contains two major product lines including Both notebook series are similar in construction and appearance, have similar operating controls and indicators and use the same software. Both notebook series use a similar startup self test program and diagnostics program (described in detail in Section 5 of this manual). There are differences at the board level which affect assembly disassembly as described in Section 6 of this manual. There are also differences in...

Removing Replacing the Notebook Battery Pack

Before performing any of the assembly disassembly procedures, always disconnect the AC adapter from the notebook and remove the battery pack. The procedure for removing and replacing the battery pack is as follows 1. Turn off the computer and disconnect the AC adapter from the computer. 2. Unlatch the battery compartment door (right front corner of the unit) as shown in Figure 6-2. 3. Slide the battery compartment door out slightly and then swing the door outwards as shown in Figure 6-2. 4....

Removing Replacing Inside Frame Assy x Series

Use the following procedure to separate the inside frame assembly from the base assembly 1. Remove the Top Cover and Fan Assemblies as described in Paragraphs 6.5.10 and 6.5.11 respectively. 2. Separate the inside frame assembly from the base assembly as shown in Figure 6-18. 3. Replacement is the reverse of Steps 1 and 2. Figure 6-18 Detaching Base Assembly from Inside Frame Assembly Figure 6-18 Detaching Base Assembly from Inside Frame Assembly

Series External Ports

The 65x Series notebook includes most of the ports defined for the 60x Series but also includes an Expansion Bus port for connection to an external Port Replicator and a Fast infrared (FIR) Port. The external ports for the 65x Series are shown in Figure 1-4 and described in Table 1-5. Figure 1-4 65x Series External Ports 15-Pin Female connector used to attach an external SVGA monitor to the notebook. 9-Pin Male connector used to attach an RS-232 serial device to the notebook. 25-Pin Female...

Removing Replacing the Touchpad Assembly

Use the following procedure to remove replace the Touchpad Assembly 1. Remove the Keyboard Assembly as described in Paragraph 6.5.4. 2. Remove the Top Cover Assembly as described in Paragraph 6.5.11. 3. Refer to Figure 6-28 remove the center screw and disconnect the Touchpad cable J1. 4. Remove the Touchpad main sensor and connector unit. 5. Remove the two side screws and remove the metal plate. 6. Lift up and remove the Touchpad buttons. 7. Lift up and remove the Touchpad. 8. Replacement is...

Overview of Fault Isolation Process

The fault isolation process (summarized in Figure 5-1) consists of the following steps Notebook power system (including battery packs and AC adapter connections) - refer to Paragraph 5.4. Switch settings (ensure Power is On) Press the Shift key to ensure that Notebook is not in Suspend mode Verify if computer is configured to boot from the A Drive or C Drive. Check LCD brightness adjustment (press Fn-Up Arrow keys to increase brightness) Ensure that computer is not set for external monitor...

Battery Pack Installation

Turn off the computer and disconnect the AC adapter if attached to the computer. 2. Unlatch the battery compartment door (right front corner of the unit) as shown in Figure 2-3. 3. Slide the battery compartment door out slightly and then swing the door outward as shown in Figure 2-3. 4. If changing batteries, grasp the loop attached to the battery and pull the battery out of the compartment. 5. Look for label THIS SIDE UP and insert the battery with label up until it snaps in place then close...

Removing Replacing the LCD Panel

To remove replace the LCD Panel, use the following the procedure 1. Remove the Display Bezel as described in Paragraph 6.5.22. 2. Slide out and remove the Hinge Cable Cover (Figure 6-29). 3. Remove four screws on the four sides of the LCD panel (Figure 6-29). 4. Gently fold back the foil around the LCD and unplug Inverter Cable CN2. 5. Remove the screws that secure the two Inverter Boards to the display back cover and remove the boards. 6. Refer to Figure 6-29 and tilt the LCD panel away from...

Notebook Functional Overview

The Extensa 60x 65x Series Notebooks consist of eight major functions or sections including System Processor - implemented on the Motherboard Assembly Memory Subsystem - implemented on the Motherboard Assembly Processor Memory I O Control - implemented on the Motherboard Assembly Keyboard Subsystem - implemented on the Motherboard and the Keyboard Assemblies Video Subsystem - implemented on the Top Board and on the LCD Display Assembly Sound Subsystem - implemented on the Motherboard Assembly....

Required Tools and Equipment

All Extensa 60x and 65x Series Notebook corrective maintenance procedures can be performed using the following tools Small flat-blade screwdriver Caution All boards, options and peripherals contain components that are sensitive to static electricity. When handling any of these items, protect against static electricity by using wrist grounding straps and grounded working mats. When moving or storing items, use the anti-static bags supplied with the items.

Hard Disk Drive Subsystem

The Hard Disk Drive Subsystem, implemented on the Motherboard Board and on the associated hard disk drive module(s), provides disk storage for all system software and user files. The notebook is equipped with an 810 MB or larger hard disk drive. The hard disk drive also features built-in power conservation features configured from the standard CMOS Setup Routine. An Automatic Power Down mode can be selected which powers down the drive motor during periods of inactivity. An additional level of...

Removing Replacing FIRAudio Board x Series

Use the following procedure to remove replace the FIR Audio Board Assembly 1. Separate the Inside Frame Assembly from the Base Assembly as described in Paragraph 6.5.10. 2. Separate the inside frame assembly from the base assembly. 3. Refer to Figure 6-24 and remove the following connectors Left Speaker Cable J4 Internal Microphone Cable J5 Right Speaker Cable J7 Figure 6-24 Unplugging Cables on Motherboard (65x Series) Figure 6-24 Unplugging Cables on Motherboard (65x Series) 4. Remove the two...

Installing the AC Power Adapter

Use the following procedures to connect the AC adapter to the system Caution Use only the AC adapter supplied with the computer other adapters can damage the unit. 1. Remove the AC adapter from the packaging. Connect the round coaxial connector supplied with the notebook to the DC IN power receptacle on the left rear of the notebook as shown in Figure 2-8. 2. Connect the female side of the AC power cord to the AC adapter and connect the male end to a grounded AC outlet. Figure 2-12 - Installing...

Troubleshooting a Power Supply Problem

If the computer does not power up when the Power Switch is set to the ON position, you most likely have a malfunction in the power subsystem (loss of power at the AC outlet, faulty AC adapter, discharged Battery Packs, or faulty Power Supply on the Main Board). With a power problem, all LEDs are extinguished, the LCD screen is blank, the system does not respond when the suspend switch is pressed several times consecutively and no drive activity can be heard. The computer is unable to load...

Software Features

As a standard feature, the Extensa 60x and 65x notebooks are factory loaded with either dual load (Windows 95 or Windows for Workgroups) or Windows 95 only (model dependent) software to allow the user to configure the notebook's operating system environment as summarized in Table 1-3. Supports both desktop and mobile operation with Plug N Play capabilities and Advanced Power Management customized to include TI startup screen, CSL Support information, Internet browser, multimedia options, and...

Removing Replacing the Display Bezel

To remove replace the Display Bezel, use the following the procedure 1. Remove the AC adapter and Battery Pack as described in Paragraph 6.5.1. 2. Remove the round LCD bumpers at the top of the display (refer to Figure 6-29). 3. Remove the left and right screws near the display hinges (note that the screw covers are not identical). 4. Remove four screws on the Display Bezel (Figure 6-29). 5. Pull out and remove the Display Bezel. Figure 6-29 Display Unit Disassembly Figure 6-29 Display Unit...

Video Subsystem

The video subsystem is implemented on the VGA Video Board and on the Motherboard Assemblies. The notebook contains a built-in 10.4 inch (or larger) LCD and features simultaneous LCD and external VGA display. The video subsystem includes a 1 MB (60x Series) or 2 MB (65x Series) DRAM memory, 32-bit DRAM bus, and separate display and memory clocks. An additional frame buffer accelerator DRAM increases the available memory band width for CPU accesses. The video section also uses additional levels...

Setting up the Software

After installing expansion memory, perform the following procedure 1. From the Taskbar, select Start, then Shut Down. 2. Select the Restart the Computer in MS-DOS mode option. 4. Type PHDISK C F at the DOS prompt. 1. Exit all applications and exit Windows to DOS. 2. At the DOS command prompt, type PHDISK C F. This will create a file which can be used to save the contents of your memory system when you perform a 0V Suspend operation.

Expansion Capabilities

The Extensa 60x and 65x Series Notebooks are designed with a variety of expansion features that permit substantial functionality and performance upgrades over the life of the product. The expansion capabilities built into the notebook are summarized in Table 1-6 and described in greater detail in the following paragraphs. Reads from Audio CD, Photo CD or CD ROM Provides convenient storage on a removable disk format Main memory can be expanded from 8 MB to a maximum of 64 MB (60x Series) or 16...

Video Display Features

The Extensa 60x 65x Series Notebooks contain large screen internal LCD displays and can simultaneously drive an external CRT (SimulSCAN mode). On all Extensa models, the LCD screen brightness, contrast, video mode of operation, etc. are adjustable from the keyboard as described in Paragraph 1.2.4.3. The Extensa 60x 65x Series Notebooks contain one of the following LCDs (model dependent) The Extensa 60x and 65x Series Notebooks are equipped with a 15-pin SVGA connector that can drive an external...

Power Subsystem

The notebook is equipped with a software hardware monitored controlled Power Subsystem that minimizes battery usage for prolonged battery operation and automatically recharges the batteries when the notebook is used with an AC adapter. The computer is equipped with a universal AC power adapter that converts AC voltage into DC voltage (approx. 46 Watts of power) used to operate the notebook and charge the batteries. The specifications for the AC adapter include Input Voltage 100 to 250 VAC Input...

Installing an External Serial Port Device

The notebook contains an external RS-232 serial port with a 9-pin, male DB-9 connector as shown in Figure 2-6 (25-pin cables require the use of an adapter for use with the 9-pin port). The serial ports are used to interconnect such devices as Any device that uses an RS-232 interface Caution Never connect a parallel device to a serial port or a serial device to a parallel port or video port this may cause damage to the notebook and or external device. If you are uncertain of what type connector...

Removing Replacing the Top Cover

Use the following procedure to detach the top cover from the Base Assembly 1. Separate the Display Assembly from the Base Assembly as described in Paragraph 6.5.9. 2. Remove the two screws that secure the heat sink to the base assembly. 3. Remove the two screws on the top and ten screws on the bottom that hold the top cover in place unsnap and remove the top cover refer to Figure 6-15 . Replacement of the top cover is the reverse of Steps 1 through 3. Remove two screws near display hinge screw...

Extensa x Series Notebooks

Parallel Port Cover

Both the Extensa 60x Series and the 65x Series share a great deal of commonality similar physical construction and operating system software . However, in contrast to the 60x Series, the Extensa 65x Series Notebooks feature a faster Pentium Processor 133 MHz , more onboard RAM 16 MB , and a greater maximum memory size 80 MB . The 65x Series also contain a Fast Infrared port 4 Mb s FIR and greater expandability through the Port Replicator and APCI Board described in greater detail in the...

Removing Replacing the Keyboard Assembly

Slide Hinge

The procedure for removing and replacing the keyboard assembly is as follows 1. Turn off the computer disconnect the AC power adapter if it is attached , and remove the battery pack as described in Paragraph 6.5.1. 2. Press the Cover Release Latch and open the notebook to a full 180 degree position as shown in Figure 6-6. 3. Slide each of the two display hinge covers out and pull upward to remove from the notebook. Open Notebook to 180 degree position Figure 6-6 Removing the Display Hinge...

Removing Replacing the Pcmcia Connector Module

Use the following procedure to remove replace the PCMCIA Connector Module 1. Remove the Motherboard Assembly as described in Paragraph 6.5.17. 2. Remove the Video Board Paragraph 6.5.19 3. Remove the four screws securing the PCMCIA Module to the Motherboard Assembly refer to Figure 6-27 . 4. Replacement is the reverse of Steps 1 through 3. Figure 6-26 Removing Replacing the PCMCIA Module Figure 6-26 Removing Replacing the PCMCIA Module

Li

Electric Diagram Acer Extensa 5235

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Logic Diagrams

Lcd Cable Diagram Acer Aspire 4710

Logic diagrams for the Extensa 60x Series Motherboard PWB Assembly are provided in Figure A-4. dimm 0 bank 0,1 amp dram damping lcd conn amp couer s.u. amp uga module kbc c mitsubishi m3s813 amp int. k.b. pcmcia conn 8, power s.w.c ti tps2202aidf audio amp. ns lm4ss1 amp zu-port dac cs4331 ft RII77FP_ ide conn c hdd amp cd-rom amp fdd conn Figure A-4 Motherboard PWB Logic Diagrams Sheet 2 of 32 Figure A-4 Motherboard PWB Logic Diagrams Sheet 3 of 32 Figure A-4 Motherboard PWB Logic Diagrams...

B x Logic Diagrams

Travelmate240 Tem Cartao Pmcia

The remainder of this section contains logic diagrams for the Extensa Model 65x Series. Figure B-4 36 sheets contains the logic diagrams for the main board FigureB-5 contains the logic diagrams for the VGA Board. CPU Power Pins amp THERMAL SENGOR M1521 CCPU-PCI bridge.Memory,Cache and Buffer CTRL M1523 PCI-to-ISA Bridge amp DACK DeCODER L2 CACHE C25GKG synchronous pipeline burst SRAM EDO DRAM CGANK 0 gt 1GM on BOARD amp DRAM DAMPING FEATURE B.D. amp ZU PORT amp PCMCIA PULL-UP BIOG PLCC 28F020...

Notebook LEDs

The notebook contains four front indicator LEDs and two right side LEDs as shown in Figure 3-1 and described in Table 3-1. Lights when the system is on and there is power to the system. Flashes when the battery power is low. Connect a powered AC adapter to the computer as soon as possible. Lights when the computer is in Standby mode. Flashes when the computer is in 5V Suspend mode. The computer enters Standby mode if the Standby hot key Fn F4 is pressed or the STANDBY TIMEOUT parameter in Setup...

PCDoctor In DOS Mode or DOS Window

Features of the diagnostic program are accessed through a series of pull-down menus and basic keyboard keys cursor keys to move highlighted pointer, Enter key to select a highlighted feature, Esc key to cancel a function and move back one level. PC-Doctor is typically user friendly but if you don't understand a feature, context-sensitive help information is available at any time by pressing the F1 function key pressing the F1 function key twice accesses the online Technical Reference Manual for...

Fault Isolation Using Self Test

When the computer is first powered up, it automatically performs a self test of its central hardware and memory functions. During self test which lasts for a few seconds , the display shows copyright and version number information. Note Some procedures in this paragraph require you to use keystroke sequences, such as Ctrl-Alt-Del. To execute a keystroke sequence such as this, you must press all three keys simultaneously. Upon successful completion of the self test, the computer automatically...

Removing Replacing the Display Assembly

Remove Hinge Travelmate 7520

Use the following procedure to remove replace the display assembly 1. Remove the battery and AC adapter as described in Paragraph 6.5.1. 2. Refer to Figure 6-13 and remove the two screws that secure the display cable to the Motherboard assembly. Then unplug display cable J19 Figure 6-13 Unplugging the Display Cable Figure 6-13 Unplugging the Display Cable 3. Remove the four display hinge screws Figure 6-14 and separate the Display Assembly from the Base Assembly. Installation is the reverse of...

Troubleshooting a Display Problem

If the LCD remains blank when you turn on the computer, and the status indicators light, check the following controls on the display LCD suspend mode - press Shift to terminate Suspend mode. Brightness set too low - press Fn-Up Arrow keys to increase screen brightness Notebook Set for External Monitor - press Fn-F12 to switch to the internal screen. Faulty LCD - Replace the cover-display assembly as described in Section 6 of this manual. Low battery - Use a fully charged battery and or plug in...

Field Replaceable Units FRUs

Note For FRU removal replacement procedures, refer to Section 6 of this manual. As shown in Figure B-1, all members of the Extensa 65x Series Notebook Computers contain two major assemblies Figure B-1 Extensa 65x Series Assemblies The Cover-Display Assembly shown in Figure B-2, contains the LCD screen, DC-AC Inverter Board Logic, DC-DC Inverter Board Logic, bezel LCD cover and various other components as listed in Table B-1. Display Assembly Shown with Bezel Removed Table B-1 Top Cover Assembly...

System Base Assembly

As shown in Figure A-3, the System Base Assembly houses a variety of field-replaceable subassemblies and components. The various assemblies and reference paragraph numbers containing removal replacement procedures are listed in Table A-2. Battery, Duracell, Ni-MH, SMB, 10.8V, 2800 mah

Jumper Options

The remainder of this appendix describes the jumper configuration options for the 65x Series boards. DIMM2 DIMM slot 2 DIMM1 DIMM slot 1 SW3 CD-ROM FDD Lock unlock switch Figure 1-16 Main Board Jumpers and Connectors Bottom Side Figure B-7 Features Board Jumper Options Figure B-8 FIR Audio Board Jumper Options

Removing Replacing the Motherboard Assembly x Series Motherboard Assembly

Use the following procedure to remove replace the Motherboard Assembly in a 60x Series Notebook 1. Remove the Top Cover and Fan Assemblies as described in Paragraphs 6.5.10 2. Separate the inside frame assembly from the base assembly. 3. Refer to Figure 6-21 and remove the following connectors Battery Connector Board Cable J21 Speaker Cables J12 and J13 Cover Closed Switch Cable J14 Figure 6-21 Unplugging Cables on 60x Series Motherboard 4. Refer to Paragraph 6.5.13 and remove the Power Supply...

System Architecture

Acer Travelmate Batt Pinout

Figure 4-2 shows the Extensa system architecture. The remainder of this section provides a detailed description of the major chips used in the Extensa Notebooks. Figure 4-2 Extensa Series System Architecture Diagram ALI M1521 PCI, Cache, and Memory Controller The ALADDIN-III consists of two chips, ALI M1521 and M1523 to give a 586 class system the complete solution with the most up-to-date feature and architecture for the new multimedia multithreading operating system. It utilizes the BGA...