Setting up the Software

Note If you are using an operating system other than Windows 95, Windows for Workgroups, or DOS, you may need to re-partition your hard disk drive to allow for the additional memory. Check with your system administrator. Follow these steps if your computer is running Windows 95. 1. From the Taskbar, select Start then Shut Down. 2. Select the Restart the Computer in MS-DOS mode. 4. Type PHDISK C F at the DOS prompt and press Enter. 5. The DOS screen appears and shows the save file name and size....

LED Icons

Table 3-1 contains a listing and description of Extensa LED Icons Lights when the computer writes to or reads from the floppy disk drive, or reads from the CD-ROM drive. Lights when the computer writes to or reads from the hard disk drive. Lights when the computer is on and there is power to the computer. Flashes when the battery power is low. Connect a powered AC adapter to the computer as soon as possible. Lights when the caps lock function is toggled ON using the Caps Lock Key. Lights when...

Battery Saving Tips

There are a number of actions you can take to reduce the rate at which your computer depletes the battery. By taking some or all of these actions, you can substantially increase the time you can operate on battery power before recharging the battery Reducing screen brightness Although the screen controller uses new technology to increase brightness without increasing energy consumption, the screen is still the largest single consumer of the battery charge. Reducing the brightness to the lowest...

Keyboard Features

The Extensa 660 Series Notebooks contain a built-in 86 87-key keyboard (Figure 1-3) compatible with the IBM enhanced 101 102-key keyboard. The keyboard contains 12 programmable function keys, an embedded numeric keypad (Figure 1-4) and dedicated control keys (hot keys). < > T7 1 , . Shift j Figure 1-3 Extensa 660 Series Keyboard Layout

Notebook Batteries

The notebook computer can use one of three types of batteries Primary Battery - Nickel-Metal-Hydride type Primary Battery - Lithium-Ion type (option) Secondary Battery - Lithium-Ion type (option) The primary battery is housed in the battery compartment and the Secondary battery fits in the Media Bay compartment. The characteristics of the available batteries are listed in Table 1-5.

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...

Troubleshooting Procedures

The built-in self test program and the disk resident diagnostics program (PC-Doctor) are useful tools in computer troubleshooting. However, if the computer has a power, keyboard or display problem, you must first solve this problem before running diagnostics. If the computer powers up and displays messages on the LCD or emits a series of beeps, skip to Paragraph 5.3.3 for further instructions. 5.3.1 Troubleshooting a Power Supply Problem If the computer does not power up when the Power Switch...

FRU Removal Replacement Procedures

The following paragraphs contain field service-level removal replacement procedures for the 660 Series Notebook Computers. Most FRU removal replacement procedures involve connecting and disconnecting cable connectors. The Extensa series uses two types of connectors including Locking-type connectors - use a plastic stick to unlock and lock these type of connectors as shown in Figure 6-4. Figure 6-4 Removing Installing Cables with ZIF Connectors Figure 6-4 Removing Installing Cables with ZIF...

Initial System Checkout

After you've installed all internal options, external devices, and loaded the software system, 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...

Hard Disk Drive Subsystem

The Hard Disk Drive Subsystem, implemented on the System 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 a high-capacity 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 power...

Video Display Features

The Extensa 660 Series Notebooks contain large screen internal LCD displays and can simultaneously drive the internal LCD and an external CRT (SimulSCANTM mode). On all Extensa models, the LCD screen brightness, contrast, video mode of operation, etc. are adjustable from the keyboard as described in Section 3. The Extensa 660 Series Notebooks contain one of the following LCDs (model dependent) 12.1-inch DSTN display (660CD Only) The Extensa 660 Series Notebooks are equipped with a 15-pin SVGA...

Memory Subsystem

The memory subsystem comprises the following components L2 Secondary Memory (cache) The Extensa Series uses fast Extended Data Out (EDO) DRAM for main and video memory and high-speed synchronous, pipelined burst SRAM for L2 cache memory. Main BIOS and Video BIOS are stored in Flash ROM. The standard 660 Series notebook comes with 16 MB of Main memory installed on the System Board. Memory expansion accommodations are provided via a standard soDIMM connector on the bottom of the System Board...

Determining Battery Charge Level

As shown in Figure 1-8, the batteries used in the Extensa 660 have a series of lighted indicators that show the amount of charge remaining in the battery (visible when the Charge Display button is pressed). Table 1-6 shows how to interpret the battery indicators. Table 1-6 Interpreting the Battery Charge Indicators Table 1-6 Interpreting the Battery Charge Indicators

Introduction

This section contains unpacking and preparation for use instructions for the Extensa 660 Series Notebook Computers. This includes Removing the computer and all manuals, options and accessories from the shipping container(s) Installing Internal Notebook Options Installing External Notebook Options Installing the System Software Making Backups of System Software Loading Application Software

System Processor

The System Processor function for the notebook is implemented on the System Board in the form of an Intel Pentium P55CLM 166 MHz Super scalar 586 Processor Chip. The processor operates in conjunction with RAM and ROM Memory and other control logic to process software instructions (BIOS, DOS, Windows, and applications). The processor communicates with the hard disk drive and the memory components using high speed busses. The Processor also interacts with other hardware logic to provide the power...

Overview of Fault Isolation Process

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

Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is limited to cleaning the plastic case, keyboard and the display screen. When it is necessary to clean the plastic case and keyboard use a soft, lint-free cloth, slightly dampened with a mild detergent solution or use the contents of any commercially available computer cleaning kit. Caution Never spray any liquids directly on the computer case, keyboard, or screen. If the liquid-crystal display (LCD) screen has become smeared or dusty, clean the screen first with a soft,...

Installing an External VGA Monitor

The notebook contains an external CRT port that can drive one of a variety of monitor resolutions and colors as summarized in Table 1-9. The associated connector location and pinouts are shown in Figure 2-7. Use the following procedure to install an external monitor Turn off power to both the notebook and monitor. Connect the 15-pin external VGA cable from the monitor to the VGA connector on the notebook computer (refer to Figure 2-7). Power up the notebook computer first then, turn on power to...

Regulatory Agency Approvals

All Extensa 660 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, and CE

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

Product Overview

The Extensa 660 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). The two models differ in Hard Drive capacity and LCD screen size as listed in Table 1-1 below. Table 1-1 Extensa 660 Series Notebook Characteristics Table 1-1...

Installing Advanced PCI Option Card

To install an Advanced PCI Card option, use the following procedure Caution The Advanced PCI card option contains components that are sensitive to static electricity. When handling the card and the internal parts of the computer, protect against static electricity by using wrist or ankle grounding straps and grounded working mats. When moving or storing items, use the anti-static bags supplied with the items. 1. Ensure that the notebook is powered off and the AC adapter disconnected from the AC...

Video Subsystem

The video subsystem is implemented on the VGA Video Board and on the System Board 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 1.5 MB 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 of write FIFOs, a read cache,...

PCDoctor Diagnostics Program

The Extensa 660 Series Notebooks are shipped with PC-Doctor for Windows, a powerful diagnostics tool that can help you scan a system for viruses, determine the hardware configuration of a local or remote system, benchmark its performance, analyze the performance of all subsystems, and perform a suite of interactive and non-interactive tests on attached devices (such as printers, VGA monitors, SCSI devices, CD-ROM drives). The test results are stored in a log which can be printed out (by...

Keyboard Hot Key Sequences

Table 3-2 contains a summary of keyboard hot key sequences useful when performing maintenance operations. Table 3-2 Summary of Notebook Hot Key Sequences Table 3-2 Summary of Notebook Hot Key Sequences Alternate between display modes (LCD, Ext.l CRT or both) Table 3-2 Summary of Notebook Hot Key Sequences Table 3-2 Summary of Notebook Hot Key Sequences Send the contents of the screen to the printer Sets the notebook to echo keystrokes to the printer prints a line when you press Enter continues...

Power On Self Test

The Extensa line of notebook computers contain a BIOS-resident, Power On Self Test (POST) that automatically performs a test of memory and all major circuits each time the computer is powered up. In the event of a failure, the computer displays a descriptive error message and issues a series of coded beeps (in case the display subsystem is not functioning). If self test completes normally, the computer displays the amount of memory tested, loads the Operating System and Windows environment.

Pcmcia Card Options

The Notebook contains an onboard PCMCIA Controller and two 64-pin sockets that can accept up to two credit-card size (14.5 mm) Type I or Type II PCMCIA option cards or one Type III card. The PCMCIA Card options install on the left side of the notebook (Figure 1-7) and are removed using the PC Card Release levers. Figure 1-7 Installing PCMCIA Card Options

Expansion Capabilities

In addition to the external ports, the Extensa 660 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 1-4 and described in greater detail in the following paragraphs. Table 1-4 Extensa 660 Expansion Features Summary Table 1-4 Extensa 660 Expansion Features Summary Reads from Audio CD, Photo CD or CD ROM Media Bay...

Extensa Series Notebook Features

The Extensa 660 Series Notebook Computers are large screen, high-performance, multimedia notebooks powered by the Intel P54CSLM Pentium Processor Chip (133-MHz). Other major features of the 660 Series include 166 MHz Pentium processor with MMX technology to support advanced video applications Powerful PCI Bus architecture 16 MB main memory (expandable to 80 MB using 16 MB, 32 MB or 64 MB EDO 64-bit type small outline dual inline memory module (soDIMM) upgrades) Built-in 2.5-inch IDE high...

Fault Isolation Using Diagnostics

PC-Doctor, supplied with the Extensa Series Notebooks, is a powerful diagnostics tool that can help you determine the hardware configuration of a local or remote system, benchmark its performance, analyze the performance of all subsystems, and perform a suite of interactive and non-interactive tests on attached devices (such as printers, joystick devices, VGA monitors, SCSI devices, CD-ROM drives). The test results are stored in a log which can be printed out or saved in a disk file. 5.5.1...

Installing Main Memory Expansion Optional

Main memory on the 660 Series Notebooks can be expanded using an EDO Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module (EDO soDIMM). These modules are available in 16 MB, 32 MB, and 64 MB sizes and install in the expansion memory slot on the System Board accessed through the Memory Expansion Door on the bottom of the notebook. The installation process consists of the following steps Caution The EDO soDIMM module option contains components that are sensitive to static electricity. When handling the module...

Battery Pack Installation

Turn off the computer and disconnect the AC adapter if attached to the computer. NOTE If removing an existing battery, press the battery release latch located underneath the notebook as shown in Figure 2-8 and remove the battery. 2. Look for the hand hold and insert the battery with hand hold down until battery pack snaps in place. Optional Media Bay Secondary Battery Pack (Li-Ion) Figure 2-8 Battery Pack Removal Installation Installation

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Troubleshooting Diagrams

Troubleshooting Diagrams

Figure 5-6 HDD Interface Troubleshooting Diagram System fils to boot 6 Keyboard Interface Checks Figure 5-7 Keyboard Interface Troubleshooting Diagram System Fails to Boot CD-ROM Interface Checks Check U13 PIN 36, 37, 38, 39, 50, 51, 52, 53, 62, 63, 64, 65, 71, 72, 73, amp 74 Figure 5-8 CD-ROM Interface Troubleshooting Diagram Figure 5-9 Glidepad Interface Troubleshooting Diagram Check D29, D2, D3, U2, Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, C14, R13, R14, D4, D5, R8, R9, R10, R11, R1 Check D29, D2, D3, U2, Q1, Q2,...

Deleting the Demo Program

An uninstall program helps you delete all or part of the demo program to free up space on your hard disk drive. The way you get to the program to remove the demo program depends on your operating system. 1. Double-click on the Uninstall Demo icon on the desktop. 2. When the Uninstall window appears, you can choose a complete or partial uninstall. If you want to keep some parts of the demo, you can deselect those parts, then click on OK. 1. In the Program Manager double-click on the Texas...

Required Tools and Equipment

All Extensa Notebook corrective maintenance procedures can be performed using the following tools Small flat-blade screwdriver Small Phillips 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.

System Controller Function

The system controller function is implemented on the System Board via a UMC 8890 Series Notebook Chipset. The UM8890 is an advanced 586 compatible single chip that integrates such functions as the PMU, System Controller, RTC and Peripheral Controller 206 into a single 208 QFP package. Major features of the System Logic Controller include Fully compatible with IBM PC AT Supports PCI Bus-Master mode System Operation Voltage from 3 V to 5.5 V Three programmable non cacheable regions Flash ROM Boot...

Series Connectivity Features

As standard features, the Extensa 660 Series notebooks includes most standard desktop ports including a serial port, parallel port, PS 2 port, and external VGA port. The 660 Series also includes an expansion bus port for connection to an external Port Replicator and a fast infrared FIR Port. The external ports for the 660 Series are shown in Figure 1-5 and described in Table 1-3. Line Line Mic FIR Out In Input Port Line Line Mic FIR Out In Input Port Figure 1-5 660 Series External Ports 15-pin...

Notebook Functional Overview

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The Extensa 660 Series Notebooks consist of eight major functions or sections including System Processor implemented on the System Board Assembly Memory Subsystem implemented on the System Board Assembly I O Subsystem implemented on the I O Board Keyboard Subsystem implemented on the System Board Assembly and the Keyboard Assemblies Video Subsystem implemented on the I O Board, LED Board, and LCD Display Panel Sound Subsystem implemented on the System Board Assembly. Glidepad Mouse Subsystem...

Installing the AC Power Adapter

Adapter Connect Where

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 2-9. 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 2-9 Installing...

Initial Software Load

After unpacking and setting up the notebook for the first time, you must perform an initial software load that takes approximately 30 minutes. Because of the way Windows 95 structures its files, stopping in the middle of the setup process can cause irreversible file damage. Before starting the initial software load process, ensure that you have the following Extensa 660 User's Guide - Contains latest software installation instructions. AC Adapter Access to AC power - Although the battery pack...

Extensa Series Specifications

General specifications for the Extensa 660 Series Notebooks are provided in Table 1-6. Table 1-6 Extensa 660 Specifications Table 1-6 Extensa 660 Specifications Glidepad built-in to the base of the keyboard select buttons just below Glidepad Glidepad built-in to the base of the keyboard select buttons just below Glidepadpad 640 x 480 pixels bit-mapped at 64K colors 640 x 480 pixels bit-mapped at 64K colors 600 x 800 at 64K colors. Function hot key brightness and contrast control and SimulSCAN...

Software Features

As a standard feature, the Extensa 660 notebooks are factory loaded with dual load Windows 95 or Windows for Workgroups software to allow the user to configure the notebook s operating system environment as summarized in Table 1-2. Table 1-2 User-Selectable Operating System Environments Table 1-2 User-Selectable Operating System Environments Supports both desktop and mobile operation with Plug N Play capabilities and Advanced Power Management customized to include TI startup screen, CSL Support...

Notebook FRUs

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Table 6-1 lists and describes the various FRUs for the Extensa 660 Series. As shown in Figure 6-1, all members of the Extensa 660 Series Notebook Computers contain two major assemblies including the System Base Assembly and the Cover Display Assembly. Figure 6-1 Extensa 660 Series Assemblies Figure 6-1 Extensa 660 Series Assemblies The Cover-Display Assembly shown in Figure 6-2, contains the LCD screen, DC-AC Inverter Board, DC-DC Inverter Board, bezel LCD cover and various other components as...