Removing the Pcmcia Slot

  1. Remove the screw of the PCMCIA slot.
  2. Remove the PCMCIA slot from the system board.


Chapter 4

Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems.

Note: The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. NonAcer 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 page to go to.

Symptoms (Verified)

Go To

Power failure. (The power indicator does not go on or stay on.)

"Power System Check" on page 88.

POST does not complete. No beep or error codes are indicated.

"Error Symptom-to-FRU Index" on page 48.

"Undetermined Problems" on page 56

POST detects an error and displayed messages on screen.

"Error Messages List" on page 90

The diagnostic test detected an error and displayed a FRU code.

"Running PQA Diagnostics Program." on page 60

Other symptoms (i.e. LCD display problems or others).

"Error Symptom-to-FRU Index" on page 48

Symptoms cannot be re-created (intermittent problems).

Use the customer-reported symptoms and go to "Error Symptom-to-FRU Index" on page 48 "Intermittent Problems" on page 56 "Undetermined Problems" on page 56

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