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Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information.

  1. This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION decided for Acer "global" product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e.g. add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability). These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be covered in this generic service guide. In such cases, please contact your regional offices or the responsible personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details.
  2. Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it will not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For ACER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.

Chapter 1 System Introduction 1

Features 1

System Block Diagram 3

Board Layout 4

Panel 6

Indicators 12

Keyboard 14

Hot Keys 16

Hardware Specifications and Configurations 19

Chapter 2 System Utilities 34

BIOS Setup Utility 34

BIOS Flash Utility 46

System Diagnostic Diskette 46

Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement 48

General Information 49

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart 50

Removing the Battery 52

Removing the Memory Module 53

Removing the Modem Board 54

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module 55

Removing the LCD Module 56

Disassembling the LCD Module 59

Disassembling the Main Unit 63

System Upgrade Procedure 73

Machine Disassembly and Replacement 74

Assembling the Main Unit 74

Assembling the LCD Module 83

Installing the LCD Module 87

Installing the Hard Disk Drive Module 90

Removing the Modem Board 91

Installing the Memory Module 92

Installing the Battery 93

Chapter 4 Troubleshooting 94

System Check Procedures 95

Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message 99

Index of Error Messages 100

Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message 103

Intermittent Problems 106

Undetermined Problems 107

Chapter 5 Jumper and Connector Locations 108

Chapter 6 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 112

TravelMate 240/250 Exploded Diagram 113

Appendix A Model Definition and Configuration 126

Model Name Definition 126

Appendix B Test Compatible Components 128

Microsoft Windows XP Environment Test 129

Microsoft Windows 2000 Environment Test 133

Microsoft Windows 98 Environment Test 137

Appendix C Online Support Information 142

Index 144

Chapter 1

System Introduction

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