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Aspire 8930Q Series

Service Guide

Service guide files and updates are available on the ACER/CSD web; for more information, please refer to http://csd.acer.com.tw

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Revision History

Please refer to the table below for the updates made on Aspire 8930Q service guide.

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Copyright

Copyright © 2008 by Acer Incorporated. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated.

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 dealer) assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, and any incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect in the software.

Acer is a registered trademark of Acer Corporation. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

Pentium and Pentium II/III are trademarks of Intel Corporation.

Other brand and product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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Conventions

The following conventions are used in this manual:

SCREEN MESSAGES

Denotes actual messages that appear

 

on screen.

 

 

NOTE

Gives bits and pieces of additional

 

information related to the current

 

topic.

 

 

WARNING

Alerts you to any damage that might

 

result from doing or not doing specific

 

actions.

 

 

CAUTION

Gives precautionary measures to

 

avoid possible hardware or software

 

problems.

 

 

IMPORTANT

Reminds you to do specific actions

 

relevant to the accomplishment of

 

procedures.

 

 

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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-oncard, modem, or extra memory capability). These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be covered in this generic service guide. In such cases, please contact your regional offices or the responsible personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details.

2.Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-dateinformation available on your regional web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it will not be noted in the printed Service Guide. ForACER-AUTHORIZEDSERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.

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Chapter 1

System Specifications

Features

Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many feature:

Operating system

Windows Vista™

NOTE: Windowsl® VistaTM Capable PCs come with Windows® XP installed, and can be upgraded to

Windows® VistaTM. For more information on Windows® VistaTM and how to upgrade, go to: Microsoft.com/windowsvista.

Platform and memory

Intel® Core™4 Quad mobile processor Mobile Intel® PM975 Express Chipset

Mobile Intel® PM975 Express Chipset

Intel® Wireless WiFi LinkWi-FiCERTIFIED® network connection, or Intel® PRO/WirelessWi-FiCERTIFIED® network connection

System memory

Dual-ChannelDDR3 SDRAM support

Up to 2 GB of DDR3 800/1066 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules

Display and graphics

18.4" WUXGA

NVIDIA® GeForce® 9650M GS with up to 1280 MB of TurboCache™ or NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT with up to 1280 MB of TurboCache™

TV-tuner

Digital TV-tunersupportingDVB-T

Audio

Dolby® -certifiedsurround sound system with fivebuilt-instereo speakers and one subwoofer supporting lowfrequency effects

S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers

Built-instereo microphones

Storage subsystem

2.5" hard disk drive

Optical drive options:

z Blu-rayDisc™ (BD) drive

z DVD-SuperMultidouble-layerdrive

6-in-1card reader

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Input devices

105-/106-keykeyboard

Touchpad pointing device

Acer CineDash media console capacitive human interface device

Communication

Acer Video Conference, featuring:

z Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcamz Acer PureZone technology

z Optional Acer Xpress VoIP phone

WLAN:

z Intel® Wireless WiFi Link network connection or Intel® PRO/Wireless network connection

I/O Ports

ExpressCard™/54 slot

6-in-1card reader (SD™, MMC, MMCplus™, MS, MS PRO, xD)

USB 2.0 ports

HDMI™ port with HDCP support

Consumer infrared (CIR) port

External display (VGA) port

Headphone/speaker/line-outjack with S/PDIF support

Microphone-injack

Line-injack

Ethernet (RJ-45)port

Modem (RJ-11)port

DC-injack for AC adapter

Environment

Temperature:

z operating: 5°C to 35°C

z Non-operating:-20°Cto 65°C

Humidity (non-condensing):z operating: 20%~80%

z Non-operating:20%~80%

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System Block Diagram

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