Table of Contents

Chapter 1 System Introduction 1

Features 1

System Block Diagram 4

Board Layout 5

Panel 7

Indicators 12

Keyboard 13

Hot Keys 15

Hardware Specifications and Configurations 18

Chapter 2 System Utilities 33

BIOS Setup Utility 33

Multi-Boot Menu 35

Boot Options 49

BIOS Flash Utility 52

System Utility Diskette 53

System Diagnostic Diskette 54

Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement 57

General Information 58

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart 59

Removing the Battery 62

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module 63

Removing the Memory Module 65

Removing the Modem Board 66

Disassembling the LCD 68

Disassembling the Main Unit 79

System Upgrade Procedure 91

Chapter 4 Troubleshooting 93

System Check Procedures 94

Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message 98

Index of Error Messages 99

Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message 102

Intermittent Problems 105

Undetermined Problems 106

Index of Phlash16 Error Message 107

Index of PQA Diagnostic Error Code, Message 109

Chapter 5 Jumper and Connector Locations 111

Top View 111

Bottom View 113

Chapter 6 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 115

TravelMate 230 Exploded Diagram 116

TravelMate 280 Exploded Diagram 125

Appendix A Model Definition and Configuration 135

Model Number Definition 135

Appendix B Test Compatible Components 137

Microsoft Windows XP Environment Test 138

Microsoft Windows 2000 Environment Test 142

Microsoft Windows 98 Environment Test 146

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