Indicators

The computer has six easy-to-read status icons on the right of the display screen The Power and Standby status icons are visible even when you close the display cover so you can see the status of the computer while the cover is closed. Lights when the computer enters Standby mode and blinks when it enters into or resumes from hebernation mode. Lights when the floppy drive, hard disk or AcerMedia drive is active. Lights when the battery is being charged. Lights when Numeric Lock is activated.

Removing the Floppy Disk Drive Module

See Removing the Hinge Cap on page 55 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 55 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 56 4. See Removing the Cable Cover on page 56 5. See Removing the 12.1 TFT LCD Module on page 57 6. To remove the floppy disk drive module, first remove the screw from the upper case. 7. Disconnect the floppy disk drive cable from the main unit, then pull the floppy disk drive module out from the main unit carefully.

Troubleshooting

Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. NOTE The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. 1. Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible. 2. Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating the same operation. 3. Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which...

Index of Error Message

The symptom-to-FRU index lists the symptoms and errors and their possible causes. The most likely cause is NOTE Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU Action column, if the FRU replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer. Do not replace a non-defective FRU. This index can also help you determine the next possible FRU to be replaced when servicing a computer. If the symptom is not listed, see Undetermined Problems on page 85....

Machine Disassembly and Replacement

This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for maintenance and troubleshooting. To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge Flat-bladed screw driver or plastic stick NOTE The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the...

System Diagnostic Diskette

IMPORTANT 1The diagnostics program here that we used is called PQA Product Quality Assurance and is provided by Acer Headquarters. You can utilize it as a basic diagnostic tool. To get this program, either download it from http csd.acer.com.tw or find it in the TravelMate 210 service CD kit. To better fit local service requirements, your regional office MAY have other diagnostic program. Please contact your regional offices or the responsible personnel channel to provide you with further...

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 System Specifications 1 Features System Block Board Layout Top Bottom View Front Bottom Panel Indicators Special keys Hot Touchpad Touchpad Hardware Specifications and Configurations 17 Navigating the BIOS Utility Onboard Device Configuration Load Default Settings BIOS Flash Utility Thermal and Fan Mother Board Data Utility PQA System Diagnostics Audio Resource and Speaker-Out Test 40 USB Register and Connect Disconnect Test 40 Running PQA Diagnostics Program 41 Chapter 3 Machine...

CDROM Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, cable, or CD-ROM. Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. The label can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive to fail. Do the following to select the test device 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the PQA program. 2. Go to the diagnostic CD-ROM in the test items. 4. Follow the instructions in the message window. If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the System board. If the...

Removing the LCD Bezel

See Removing the Hinge Cap on page 55 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 55 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 56 4. See Removing the Cable Cover on page 56 5. See Removing the 12.1 TFT LCD Module on page 57 6. To remove the LCD bezel, first remove the video capture kit cover from the LCD module on each side. 7. Remove the five LCD cushions and then remove the five screws from the LCD bezel. 8. Snap off the bezel carefully, and then remove the LCD bezel from the LCD module.

Diskette Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, cable or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is required. NOTE Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail. Do the following to select the test device. 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the PQA program. 2. Go to the diagnostic Diskette Drive in the test items. 4. Follow the instructions in the message...

Removing the Pcmcia Slot

Remove Keyboard Acer Travelmate 210

See Removing the Hinge Cap on page 55 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 55 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 56 4. See Removing the Cable Cover on page 56 5. See Removing the 12.1 TFT LCD Module on page 57 6. See Removing the CPU Heatsink on page 64 7. See Removing the Upper Case on page 67 8. See Removing the Charger Plate on page 68 9. See Removing the Fan on page 68 10. See Removing the Main Board on page 69 11. Remove four screws from the PCMCIA plate to remove the plate. 12....

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

ALI M1632M with DRAM Cache controller Cirrus Logic CS4299 or Realtek ALC200 Audio Codec 97 Trident VGA integrated by north bridge 8MB viseo RAM shared from system memory Intel Celeron 700-900 MHz processor with 128K cache ACPI 1.0b, APM 1.2, PC Card 95, SM BIOS 2.3, EPP IEEE 1284, ECP IEEE 1284 1.7 amp 1.9, IrDA, PCI 2.1, PnP 1.0a, PS 2 keyboard and mouse, USB, VESA VGA BIOS, DDC-2B, CD-ROM bootable, Windows keyboard Microsoft Simple Boot Flag You can install memory modules in any combinations...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

Acer Lcd Panel L133x2

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of TravelMate 210. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA Return Merchandise Authorization . Please note that WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, 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 on the printed Service Guide. For ACER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer...

Removing the Lcd Fpc Cable

See Removing the Hinge Cap on page 55 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 55 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 56 4. See Removing the Cable Cover on page 56 5. See Removing the 12.1 TFT LCD Module on page 57 6. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 58 7. Remove the ESD tape then remove the LCD FPC cable from the LCD.

System Utility Diskette

This utility diskette is for the Acer TravelMate 210 notebook machine. It provides the following functions To use this diskette, first boot from this diskette, then a Microsoft Windows ME Startup Menu prompt you to choose the testing item. Follow the instructions on screen to proceed. NOTE This program contains a readme.txt file. This readme.txt file will introduce each test utility and its functions. IMPORTANT If this diskette is not bootable, do the following actions before you use it 2. Copy...