Removing the Coaxial Cable

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 57 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 62 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 62 4. See Removing the LCD Module on page 63 5. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 71 6. See Removing the Inverter Board on page 72 7. See Removing the LCD on page 72 8. Remove the tapes and then disconnect the coaxial cable from the LCD.

The Power and Sleep status icons are visible even when you close the display cover so you can see th

Lights when the Blue-Tooth Wireless LAN capabilities are enabled. Blinks when a battery-low condition occurs. Lights when the computer enters Standby mode and blinks when it enters into or resumes from hibernation mode. Lights when the floppy drive, hard disk or AcerMedia drive is active. Lights when the battery is being charged.

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 57 2. Remove the screw on the hard disk cover, and then remove the HDD cover. 3. Pull the plastic tag to remove the HDD module and slide the HDD module out from its bay. Disassembling the Hard Disk Drive Module 1. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 61 2. Remove the one screw as shown here, and then detach the HDD from the HDD bracket.

The following table describes the parameters in this screen

Format HH MM SS (Hour Minute Second) Help < Tab> ,< Shft-Tab> , or < Enter> selects field. Help < Tab> , < Shift> , or < Enter> selects field. Set the display output device on boot up. Help Set the display output device on boot up. When set to Auto, the computer automatically determines the display device. If an external display device (e.g., monitor) is connected, it becomes the boot display. When set to Both, the computer outputs to both the LCD and the external...

Launch Keys

Located at the top of the keyboard are five buttons. These buttons are called launch keys. They are designated as P1, P2, P3, Mail button and Web browser button. By default, buttons Pland P2 are users programmable. The mail button is used to launch the mail application. The LED of the mail button will flash when the user has received an incoming email. The P3, by default is used to launch a multimedia application that came bundled with your system. The web browser button, by default is used to...

Boot Options

Users can press F12 during POST to enter the Boot Options Menu. In this menu users can change boot device without entering BIOS SETUP utility. Information Main Advanced Security Boot Keys used to view or configure devices < Enter> expands or collapses devices with a + or - < Shift + 1> enables or disables a device. < +> and < -> moves the device up or down. < n> May move removable device between Hard Disk or Removable Disk < d> Remove a device that is not installed. F1...

PowerOn Self Test POST Error Message

The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is NOTE Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU Action column, if the FRU replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer. Do not replace a non-defective FRU. This index can also help you determine the next possible FRU to be replaced when servicing a computer. If the symptom is not listed, see Undetermined Problems on page 88. The...

Preface

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...

System Utility Diskette

This utility diskette is for the notebook machine. It provides the following functions To use this diskette, first boot from this diskette, then a Microsoft Windows 98 Startup Menu prompt you to choose the testing item. Follow the instructions on screen to proceed. NOTE This program contains a readme.txt file. This readme.txt file will introduce each test utility and its functions. IMPORTANT If this diskette is not bootable, do the following actions before you use it 2. Copy the following files...

System Check Procedures External Diskette Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is required. NOTE Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail. Do the following to select the test device. See Running PQA Diagnostics Program on page 50 for details. 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the PQA program (See Running PQA Diagnostics Program on page...

Removing IO Port Chassis

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 57 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 62 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 62 4. See Removing the LCD Module on page 63 5. See Removing the RTC Battery on page 64 6. See Separating the Lower Case from the Upper Case on page 65 7. See Removing the Daughter Board on page 67 8. See Removing the Main Board on page 68 9. Remove the four hex screw as shown here and then the other one on the bottom side of the main board. Detach the main board from the I...

The IO Device Configuration screen assigns resources to basic computer communication hardware

Serial Port A Enable Base I O Address 3F8 Interrupt IRQ 4 Parallel Port Enable Base I O Address 378 Interrupt IRQ 7 Mode Bi-directional Configure serial port A using options (OS Controlled Displayed when controlled by OS) F1 Help Select Item - + Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Esc Exit Select Menu Enter Select > Sub Menu F10 Save and Exit

Executing Flash Program

IMPORTANT If this diskette is not bootable, do the following actions before you use it 2. Copy all AFlash files into this bootable diskette. 3. Put the bootable disk into TravelMate 630 series module, then reboot. IMPORTANT Never turn off the system power while Flash BIOS is programming. This will damage your system. 4. After Flash BIOS is done, reboot the system. NOTE If there are any problems occurred during BIOS update, see for troubleshooting.

The Main System Settings screen allows you to set the system date and time

Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit System Time 08 46 55 System Date 03 27 2001 Boot Display Auto Screen Expansion Enabled QuickBoot Mode Enabled Boot-time Diagnostic Screen Disable Boot on LAN Disable Hotkey Beep Enable Auto Dimm Enable F12 Multi-Boot Enable < Tab> ,< Shift-Tab> ,or < Enter> selects field F1 Help Select Item - + Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Esc Exit Select Menu Enter Select > Sub Menu F10 Save and Exit

Front View

Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), diplays computer output. LEDs (light-emitting diode) that turn on and off to show the status of the computer, its functions and components. Special Keys for launching internet browser, email program and frequently used programs. See Launch Keys on page 17 for more details. 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...

Appendix C

This section describes online technical support services available to help you repair your Acer Systems. If you are a distributor, dealer, ASP or TPM, please refer your technical queries to your local Acer branch office. Acer Branch Offices and Regional Business Units may access our website. However some information sources will require a user i.d. and password. These can be obtained directly from Acer CSD Taiwan. Acer's Website offers you convenient and valuable support resources whenever you...

Chapter

Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. NOTE The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer 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...

The Startup Configuration screen contains parameter values that define how your computer behaves on

Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit > Primary Master TOSHIBA MK2018GAP-(PM) > Secondary Master MATSHITADVD-ROM SR-81 > I O Device Configuration > PCI IRQ Routing USB Host Controller Enabled USB BIOS Legacy Support Enabled F1 Help Select Item - + Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Esc Exit Select Menu Enter Select > Sub Menu F10 Save and Exit

The System Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from un

Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit Set Supervisor Password Enter Set User Password Enter Set Primary Hard Disk Password Enter Supervisor password controls the access of the whole setup utility. F1 Help Select Item - + Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Esc Exit Select Menu Enter Select > Sub Menu F10 Save and Exit

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windowsspecific functions

Combinations with this key perform shortcut functions. Below are a few examples H + Tab (Activates next taskbar button) Windows + E (Explores My Computer) H + F (Finds Document) H + M (Minimizes All) shift + h + M (Undoes Minimize All) H + R (Displays the Run dialog box) Opens a context menu (same as a right-click).

Audio Test

Insert Audio CD (with Root_directory) into CD-ROM. Press a once to stop the CD from playing and then You have to attach loop_line into line-in and line-out port on the rear panel of TravelMate 630 for this test. You will see a PASS message if test is successful. Make any sound after pressing enter. Then the machine will start to record the sound you made for about five second, and play it. Please take out loop_line before executing the test. 1 New added description. Please pay attention to it.

Disclaimer

The information in this guide is subject to change without notice. Acer Incorporated makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Any Acer Incorporated software described in this manual is sold or licensed as is. Should the programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and not Acer Incorporated, its distributor, or its...

Where Do I Find Jumpers On Acer Travelmate 630 Laptop

This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for maintenance and troubleshooting. To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge NOTE The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the components.

NOTE There is an Eeprom in the inverter which stores its supported LCD type and ID code If you repla

Supply voltage for LCD backlight (Vrms) Maximum input current (A, 90Vac, full load) The maximum inrush current will be less than 50A and 100A when the adapter is connected to 100Vac(50Hz) and 240Vac(60Hz) respectively. It should provide an efficiency of 85 minimum, when measured at maximum load under 240V(60Hz). 6 ms min. ( 100 Vac input, full load) Output can be shorted without damage (no broken, no smoke) 15kV (at air discharge) 8kV (at contact discharge) 1500 Vac (or 2121 Vdc), 10 mA for 1...

The following table describes the parameters in this screen Setting in boldface are the defaults and

Save any changes, and exit BIOS setup. Help Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. Discard any changes, and exit BIOS setup. Help Exit utility without saving Setup data to CMOS. Help Load default values for all SETUP items. Help Load previous value from CMOS for all SETUP items. The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions New versions of system programs Use the IFlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM. NOTE Do not install memory-related drivers...

Left Panel

Houses the computer's removable hard disk (secured by a screw). Connect to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Eject the selected PC Card from the slot. Accept one type III or 16-bit PC Card or 32-bit CardBus PC Card. Accepts the video capture kit option on the left side of the computer. Slot for Smart Card interface with pre-boot authentication systems.

Infrared Ray IR Test

This function will test Infrared Ray of the notebook machine. Following are the steps 1. Please prepare 2 machines. Choose Test_program for Server for one of the machines and choose 1 for Baud_Rate. 2. Choose Test_program for Client for the other machine. 3. Make the IR ports of the 2 machines close, then, after the detection between the two machines, the pass or fail message will appear on the screen. Press Z 0to move around the main menu. Press H to enable the selected option. The main...

Base Unit to Wireless LAN Unit

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 57 See Removing the Middle Cover on page 62 See Removing the Keyboard on page 62 See Removing the LCD Module on page 63 See Removing the RTC Battery on page 64 See Separating the Lower Case from the Upper Case on page 65 See Removing the MINI PCI Plate on page 64 Put the left RF cable through the upper case, attach the left antenna to the upper case and then secure it with one screw. 9. Put the right RF cable through the upper case, attach the right...

Rear Panel

Travelmate 630 Port Replicator

Connect to Universal Serial Bus devices e.g., USB mouse, USB camera . Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. Connects to a display device e.g., external monitor, LCD projector and displays up to 16.7 million colors at 1400x1050 resolution. I O replicator for EasyPort expansion devices. Connects to a parallel device e.g., parallel printer . Connects to audio line-out devices e.g., speakers, headphones . Accepts audio line-in devices e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman ....

Bottom Panel

Acer Travelmate 630

Unlatches the AcerMedia drive for removal or swapping. Insert a business card or similar-sized identification card to personalize your computer. Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack. Houses the computer's hard disk. Secured by a screw Protects the hard disk from accidental bumps and vibration. NOTE Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. NOTE Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan.

Touchpad Check

If the touchpad doesn't work, do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU 1. Reconnect the touchpad cables. After you use the touchpad, the pointer drifts on the screen for a short time. This self-acting pointer movement can occur when a slight, steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. This symptom is not a hardware problem. No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time.

The following table describes the information in this screen

Display the primary master HDD serial number. If no primary master HDD, show 'None'. Display the secondary master HDD serial number. If no secondary master HDD, show 'None'. The current VGA BIOS version. It is got from VGA BIOS AX 5F01. Display the serial number of the computer. 32 characters Display the asset tag number of the computer. 16 characters Display the Product Name. 15 characters Display the manufacturer Name 15 characters Display the MAC address of the internal LAN. Display the...

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 79. 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...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Pentium IV 1.5 1.6 1.7 GHz processor with 512KB L2 on-die Cache ACPI 1.0b, APM 1.2, PC Card 95, SM BIOS 2.3, EPP IEEE 1284, ECP IEEE 1284 1.7 amp 1.9, IrDA, PCI 2.2, PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, PS 2 keyboard and mouse, USB, VESA VGA BIOS, DDC-2B, CD-ROM bootable, Windows keyboard Microsoft Simple Boot Flag You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they match the above specifications.

USB Test

This function will test USB Connect Disconnect of the notebook machine. 1. Please prepare a USB device such as USB mouse, USB keyboard, USB floppy diskette or USB modem, and leave the USB ports disconnected. NOTE The diagnostic program will not be interrupted by disconnecting the USB diskette. 2. The program will dynamically detect the incoming device for 2 USB ports. Plug the USB connector on the first USB port, then un-plug it connect at one time and disconnect at another time . To continue...

Change the values in this screen The default setting of Auto optimizes all the settings for your

Secondary Master MATSHITADVD-ROM SR-8176- SM Multi-Sector Transfers Disabled LBA Mode Control Disabled 32 Bit I O Disabled Transfer Mode Standard Ultra DMA Mode Disabled SMART Monitoring Disabled User you enter parameters of hard-disk drive installed at this connection. Auto Autotype Hard-Disk Drive installed here. 1-39 you select predetermined type of hard-disk drive installed here. CD-ROM a CD-ROM drive is installed here. ATAPI Removable removable disk drive is installed here. F1 Help Select...

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 Check the Power Adapter on page 80 Check the Battery Pack on page 80 Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer...

Top View

Cn22 Battery Bios

CN8 LCD Coaxial Cable Connector CN11 LCD Cover Switch Connector CN9 LED Inverter Board Connector CN23 External CD DVD-ROM Module Connector CN3 Speaker Connector on daughter board CN25 Daughter Board Connector on main board, under daughter board CN2 Speaker Connector on daughter board

Touchpad

The built-in touchpad is a PS 2-compatible pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the cursor responds as you move your finger on the surface of the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest provides optimum comfort and support. NOTE When using an external USB or serial mouse, you can press Fn R to disable the touchpad. If you are using an external PS 2 mouse, the touchpad is automatically disabled.

Touchpad Basics

The following items teach you how to use the touchpad Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor. Press the left 1 and right 3 buttons located on the edge of the touchpad to do selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad produces similar results. Use the center 2 button top and bottom to scroll up or down a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows...

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart

The flowchart on the succeeding page gives you a graphic 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 main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order. NOTE Please note that some units do not have the two screws Px2 for upper case disassembly procedures. NOTE Please note that some units do not have the two screws Px2...

Undetermined Problems

The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed, which installed devices are incorrect, whether a short circuit is suspected, or whether the system is inoperative. Follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU do not isolate non-defective FRU . NOTE Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer. NOTE Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly. See Power System Check on page 79 2. Visually check them...

Removing the Pcmcia Socket

Acer Travelmate 630

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 57 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 62 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 62 4. See Removing the LCD Module on page 63 5. See Removing the RTC Battery on page 64 6. See Separating the Lower Case from the Upper Case on page 65 7. See Removing the Daughter Board on page 67 8. See Removing the Main Board on page 68 9. See Removing I O Port Chassis on page 68 10. Release the four screws as shown here, remove the PCMCIA cable from the main board,...

System Utilities

The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer's BIOS Basic Input Output System . Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run Setup. Please also refer to Chapter 4 Troubleshooting when problem arises. To activate the BIOS Utility, press M during POST F1 Help Select Item Esc Exit Select Menu F5 F6 Change Values F9 Enter Select Sub...

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 630 because remote control of scrollbar option item will only identify the Product Name as TravelMate 630. 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...

Microsoft Windows XP Environment Test

Intel Pentium 4 uPGA2 1.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 uPGA2 1.5GHz Intel Pentium 4 uPGA2 1.6GHz Intel Pentium 4 uPGA2 1.7GHz Elpida 128MB Elpida 256MB Micron 128MB Micron 256MB Mitsubishi 128MB Mitsubishi 256MB Infineon 128MB AU UB141XN04-2 14.1 XGA TFT Hitachi TX36D70VC1CAF 14.1 XGA TFT IBM 15 TFT SXGA IBM ITSX95 AU 15 SXGA AU B150PG01 SPWG Toshiba 20GB 9.5mm MK2018GAP Toshiba 40GB 9.5mm MK4018GAP IBM 20GB 9.5mm IC25N020ATCS04 IBM 40GB 9.5mm IC25N040ATCS04 Ambit 56K Modem Fax Module PCI T60M283.00 3A...

System Diagnostic Diskette

IMPORTANT 1The diagnostics program here that we used is called PQA Product Quality Assurance and is provided by Headquarters. You can utilize it as a basic diagnostic tool. To get this program, you can find it in the 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....

Microsoft Windows Environment Test

Intel Pentium 4 uPGA2 1.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 uPGA2 1.5GHz Intel Pentium 4 uPGA2 1.6GHz Intel Pentium 4 uPGA2 1.7GHz Elpida 128MB Elpida 256MB Micron 128MB Micron 256MB Mitsubishi 128MB Mitsubishi 256MB Infineon 128MB AU UB141XN04-2 14.1 XGA TFT Hitachi TX36D70VC1CAF 14.1 XGA TFT IBM 15 TFT SXGA IBM ITSX95 AU 15 SXGA AU B150PG01 SPWG Toshiba 20GB 9.5mm MK2018GAP Toshiba 40GB 9.5mm MK4018GAP IBM 20GB 9.5mm IC25N020ATCS04 IBM 40GB 9.5mm IC25N040ATCS04 Ambit 56K Modem Fax Module PCI T60M283.00 3A...

Above table lists some system memory configurations You may combine DIMMs with various capacities to

Ambit MDC module with Lucent modem controller Max. media transfer rate diskbuffer, Mbytes s Data transfer rate host buffer, Mbytes s DVD DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-R 3.95G CD CD-Audio, CD-ROM mode 1 and mode 2 , CD-ROM XA mode 2, form 1 and form 2 , CD-I mode 2, form 1 and form 2 , CD-I Ready, CD-I Bridge, CD-WO, CD-RW, Photo CD, Video CD, Enhanced Music CD, CD-TEXT Soft eject with emergency eject hole 18 bit stereo Digital to analog converter 18 bit stereo Analog to Digital converter IRQ3,...

To activate hot keys press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key in the hot key combinat

Displays a list of the hotkeys and their functions. Accesses the notebook s configuration utility. Switches the power management scheme used by the computer function available if supported by operating system . Puts the computer in Sleep mode, which can be defined via the advanced section of the Power Management Properties in the Windows Control Panel. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both the display screen and external monitor. Turns the...