Table of Contents

Chapter 1 System Specifications 1

Features 1

System Block Diagram 3

Board Layout 4

Top View 4

Bottom View 5

Outlook View 6

Front View 6

Left Panel 8

Right Panel 9

Rear Panel 10

Bottom Panel 11

Indicators 12

Launch Keys 13

Lock Keys 14

Embedded Numeric Keypad 15

Windows Keys 16

Hot Keys 17

Hardware Specifications and Configurations 19

BIOS Setup Utility 31

Navigating the BIOS Utility 31

Chapter 2 System Utilities 31

System Information 32

Main System Settings 33

Advanced System Settings 35

IDE Primary Master 36

I/O Device Configuration 37

System Security 39

Boot Options 41

Exit Setup 42

Multi-Boot Menu 43

Load Default Settings 45

BIOS Flash Utility 46

System Utility Diskette 46

System Diagnostic Diskette 46

Running PQA Diagnostics Program 47

Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement 49

General Information 50

Before You Begin 50

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart 51

Removing the Battery Pack 53

Removing the Wireless LAN Module 54

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module 55

Disassembling the Main Unit 56

Removing the Middle Covers 56

Removing the Keyboard 56

Removing the DIMM Upper Plate 57

Removing the Internal Memory Module 57

Removing the Modem Board 57

Removing the LCD Module 58

Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case 60

Removing the RTC Battery 61

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