System Diagnostic Diskette

IMPORTANT:The 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 or find it in the TravelMate 505 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 technical details.

NOTE: This program contains a readme.txt file. This readme.txt file will introduce each test and its functions.

This diagnostic program divided into two diskettes is for the Acer TravelMate 505 notebook machine. It provides the following functions:

  1. PQA System Diagnostics
  2. Audio Resource and Speaker Out Test
  3. USB Register and Connect / Disconnect Test

NOTE: A USB device is required when executing the USB Connection / Disconnection Test, or this test fails.

4. Exit

To use this diskette, first boot from this diskette, then a "Microsoft Windows 98 Startup Menu" prompts you to choose the testing item. Follow the instructions on screen to proceed.

IMPORTANT: This diskette is not bootable, do the following actions before you use it:

  1. Do system transfers.
  2. Copy the following files to A:\ HIMEM.SYS RAMDRIVE.SYS LASTDRV.COM MSCDEX.EXE

NOTE: When executing a parallel or serial port test in System Test item, a loopback tool is needed. This loopback is Acer proprietary design. You may reach the [email protected] for ordering information.

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