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This diagnostic diskette is for the Acer TravelMate 510 notebook machine. It provides the following functions:

  1. PQA System Diagnostics
  2. Audio Resource and Speaker Out Test
  3. Audio CD Play Controller
  4. Infrared ray test
  5. USB Register and Connect/Disconnect Test

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

6. 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.

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] com. tw for ordering information.

Running PQA Diagnostics Program.

Press to move around the main menu. Press Enter to enable the selected option. The main options are Diag, Result, Syslnfo, Option and Exit.

The Diag option lets you select testing items and times.

The following screen appears when you select Diag from the main menu.

One Test Performs a single test and manual checks the selected test items in sequence.

Multi Test Performs multiple tests and manual checks the selected test items in sequence.

Full Test Performs all items and full check the all test items in sequence.

Quick Test Performs special tests of the highlight items and quick check the select test items in sequence.

The screen below appears if you select Multi Test.


Vx x xx-xx-xx


TEST COUNT VALUE (1...9999) 1

Specify the desired number of tests and press Enter.

After you specify the number of tests to perform, the screen shows a list of test items (see below):

PQA Vx_x xx-xx-xx L


niag É 1 Pes-ult b Diag IT 1

jyslnfo 1 Option 1 Exit 1


Test Items

  1. S ystem Board
  2. M Tmory
  3. KeyboTrd

4. Video

  1. Parallel Port
  2. Serial Port
  3. Diskette Drive
  4. Hard Disk


  1. Coprocessor
  2. Pointing Dev.

12. Cache

SPACE: mark/unmark selecting item ESC : return to upper menu F1 : help menu F2 : tests the marked item(s) ENTER: open subitem's menu Test Times = 1

Move the highlight bar from one item to another. Press a space to mark or unmark the item. Press Enter to open the subitem menu. Press Esc to return to upper menu.

The right corner screen information gives you the available function keys and the specified test number.

  • Space: mark/unmark selecting item
  • ESC: return to upper menu
  • F1: help menu
  • F2: tests the marked item(s)
  • Enter: Opens the subitem's menu
  • Test Times: Indicates the number of tests to perform Note: The F1 and F2 keys function only after you finish configuring the Test option.

Diagnostic Program Error Code and Messages

Error Code


FRU/Action in Sequence


CPU or main board error

Reload BIOS default setting. CPU

System board


System board


Keyboard error

Reconnect Keyboard. Keyboard System board


Video error

System board


Parallel Port error

System board


Serial port or main board error

System board


Diskette drive error

Diskette drive System board


Hard disk error

Reload BIOS default setting. Hard disk System board


CD-ROM error

Reconnect CD-ROM cable. CD-ROM drive System board



System board


Pointing device error

Reconnect Keyboard. Keyboard System board


Cache test error

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