Microsoft Windows SE Environment Test

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Disassembly Procedure Flowchart

The flowchart on the succeeding page gives you a graphical representation on the entire disassembly sequence and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to remove the system board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

Intermittent Problems

Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with a hardware defect, such as cosmic radiation, electrostatic discharge, or software errors. FRU replacement should be considered only when a recurring problem exists. When analyzing an intermittent problem, do the following 1. Run the advanced diagnostic test for the main board in loop mode at least 10 times. 2. If no error is detected, do not replace any FRU. 3. If any error is detected, replace...

Removing the InverterLED Board

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 51 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 57 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 58 4. See Removing the LCD Module on page 59 5. See Removing LCD Bezel on page 60 6. To remove the inverter board, remove the screw from the inverter then detach it from the LCD panel. 7. Disconnect the LCD power cable from the inverter. 8. Disconnect the inverter cable from the inverter.

Index of SymptomtoFRU Error Message

No beep, power-on indicator turns off and LCD is blank. Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See Power System Check on page 77. Ensure every connector is connected tightly and correctly. Reconnect the DIMM. LED board. Main Board. No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See Power No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. But you can see POST on an external CRT. No beep, power-on indicator turns on and a blinking...

Removing LCD Bezel

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 51 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 57 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 58 4. See Removing the LCD Module on page 59 5. Remove three LCD plugs and then the three screws from the LCD bezel. 6. Snap off the LCD bezel carefully then remove the LCD bezel from the module.

Removing the Speakers

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 51 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 57 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 58 4. See Removing the LCD Module on page 59 5. See Removing the LAN Board on page 64 6. See Removing the Upper Case on page 65 7. Remove the two screws on the right speaker and one screw on the left speaker channel and detach the left and right speakers from the lower case.

Special keys Lock keys

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase. When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator complete with the arithmetic operators , -, , and . Use this mode when you need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution would be to connect an external keypad. When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or down...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Coppermine 800 MHz 1 GHz processor with 256 Kbytes on-die L2 cache ACPI 1.0b, HDD Password, Int 13h Extensions, S4BIOS for Win98, PnP BIOS 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.3,Simple Boot Flag 1.0, PCI 2.1 USB specification 1.0., PCI Bus Power Management interface Specification, Boot Block, SMI 1.2, EPP IEEE 1284, ECP IEEE 1284 1.7 amp 1.9, IrDA, PS 2 keyboard and mouse, VESA VGA BIOS, DDC-2B, CD-ROM bootable You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they match the above specifications....

Bottom Panel

Your computer's unique serial number. Unlatches to release the AcerMedia drive from its bay. Your computer's removable media storage. Insert a business card or similar-sized identification card to personalize your computer. Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack. Protects your hard disk against shocks. Protects your hard disk against shocks. The computer has seven easy-to-read status icons below the display screen. The Power and Sleep status icons are visible even when you close the...

Startup Configuration

The Startup Configuration screen contains parameter values that define how your computer behaves on system startup. InfD Mtin i Hain ud van red Security gt C-nboa cd DWiCd C on i gurit i n 9 ICI IHO Routing CPU Piuer HACiiigenierit Mode speeds fce TW gt Mode Change '-' a lue 3 Eelert gt Sub-Menu F9 Setup L-efflULt FID Save and E gt it The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings Pres Enter to access the IDE...

Power System Check

To verify the symptom of the problem, power on the computer using each of the following power sources 2. Connect the power adapter and check that power is supplied. 3. Disconnect the power adapter and install the charged battery pack then check that power is supplied by the battery pack. If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate power supply check in the following list Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power adapter...

Right Panel

Accepts the video capture kit option on the right side of the computer. Houses the computer's removable media drive CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or 2nd hard disk . Lights up when media drive is being accessed. Press to eject the media drive tray. AcerMedia drive emergency eject hole When the media drive tray cannot be ejected i.e., using the AcerMedia drive eject button , insert a paperclip to manually eject the tray. Connects to a Kensington-compatible key-based computer security lock.

Basic System Settings

The Basic System Settings screen allows you to set the system date and time. F1 Help ti. SiLset Esc Exit. -Select Item F Ffi Cti Jige Values Menu Enter Select gt Sub Menu F9 Setup tfrfsults F10 Save and Exit The following table describes the parameters in this screen DDD MMM DD, YYYY day-of-the-week month day, year Sets the display device when the computer starts up. QuickBoot allows your computer to skip certain tests at start-up to speed-up the boot process. When enabled, it allows your...

Main Board Data Utility

The utility provides a strong function which can set all default settings to our EEPROM such as Panel ID, Thermal Setting, Product Name and Product Manufacture. NOTE Product Name should be written as default TravelMate 610 because remote control of scrollbar option item will only identify the Product Name as TravelMate 610. This provides the detailed information of mother board data. That includes Product Name, Manufacture Name, UUID, and serial number. It is allowed to input 4 bytes on the...

Removing the Keyboard

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 51 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 57 3. To remove the keyboard, first remove the screw from the main unit. 4. Pull the three latches downward to lift the keyboard upward and expose it. 5. Disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board at CN20, then carefully remove the keyboard from the main unit.

Removing the LCD Module

Lcd Fpc Cable

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 51 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 57 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 58 4. Remove the two screws from the LCD FPC cable and then disconnect the LCD FPC cable from the mainboard. 5. Disconnect the inverter cable from the main board at CN10. 6. Remove the two screws from the backside of the unit as shown, and then remove the LCD module from the main unit.

Index of Error Messages

Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. Hard disk drive Main Board see Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check on page 76 . see Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check on page 76. see Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check on page 76. Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run Setup Run Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. System battery is dead - Replace and run Setup Replace RTC battery and Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time,...


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's 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...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

Acer Travelmate 5520 Power Diagram

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of TravelMate 610. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA Return Merchandise Authorization . IMPORTANT Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. For whatever reasons a part number change is made, it will not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS,...

Boot Options

The Boot menu contains parameter values that determine in what order the bootable devices in your computer start-up. Inf or mat ion Hain Advanced Security Removable Devices Hard Drive CD-ROM Dtive F.l Help ti select Item. F5 F6 Change values Bsc Exit Select Menu Enter Select gt Sub-Menu Use the cursor up down keys to select a boot device, then press F5 or F6 to change its order. Items with a sign can be further expanded.

System Diagnostic Diskette

IMPORTANT 1The 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 http or find it in the TravelMate 610 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...

PQA System Diagnostics

NOTE This PQA diagnostics program will test Acer TravelMate 610 notebook series hardware peripherals. 1. When you select One Test, Test command F2 key will only work in the first-level menu Item Test , if you are in sub-level menu, please press ESC to return to upper-level Item Test menu. 2. Use Space Bar to select deselect a testing item. 3. When testing is done, there will be a testing report, where you could find out whether the testing is successful or not.

Front Panel

Also called LCD liquid-crystal display , displays computer output. LEDs light-emitting diodes that turn on and off to show th status of the computer and its functions and components. Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. Click buttons left, center and right The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons the center button serves as a scroll up down button. Interfaces with infrared devices...

Thermal and Fan Utility

This function will write the default value into EEPROM. This function will display current system temperature and CPU temperature. First, the default of thermal range is displayed. For the system temperature, it ranges from 35 to 87 and for the CPU temperature, it is limited to 110. A CPU temperature below 110 is considered as normal temperature. The test item includes fan off test then it will proceed testing the fan for three different ranges of rpm. That is, over 4000 rpm, below 6000 rpm and...

Removing the Middle Cover

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 51 2. To remove the middle cover, first remove the two screws from the middle cover on the rear panel. 3. Push the LCD module to an angle of 135 degrees,as shown, to release the middle cover from left to right. 4. Pull the middle cover and lift it away.