Gateway 6400 User Manual

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6400 Server

System Manual

Contents

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v

Conventions used in this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v Getting additional information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii

1 System Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Standard features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Rear panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 System board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2 System Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Setting up your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Starting your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Understanding the Power-On Self-Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Setting up the operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Turning off your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Resetting your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

3 Case Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Opening the case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Removing the side cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Removing the bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Closing the case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Replacing the bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Replacing the side cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

4 Replacing and Adding System Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Replacing or adding drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Preparing to replace or add a drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Drive cabling information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 3.5-inch diskette or CD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Replacing or adding memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Replacing or adding a processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Adding an expansion card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Replacing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Troubleshooting the battery installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

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Replacing the system board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Replacing the power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Replacing the system fans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Replacing the control/LED board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

5 Using the BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

About the BIOS Setup utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Updating the BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Setting the configuration switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 The Clear Password switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 The Clear CMOS switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

6 Managing Your System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

Protecting against power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Surge suppressors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Line conditioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Uninterruptible power supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Maintaining and managing your hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Hard drive maintenance utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Hard drive management practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Protecting your computer from viruses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 System administration and control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 ManageX Event Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79

Gateway™ server management software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 System security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79

System recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Creating a startup diskette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Using your Server Companion CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

7 Cleaning Your System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

Cleaning the mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Cleaning the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Cleaning the monitor screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Cleaning the computer and monitor cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

8 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Troubleshooting checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Verifying your configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Troubleshooting guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 CD drive problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Diskette drive problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

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Hard drive problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Memory and processor problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Modem problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Peripheral/adapter problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Printer problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 System problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Video problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

A Safety and Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

B Reference Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 System specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Environmental specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 System I/O addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Memory map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Interrupts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 DMA usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

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Preface

Conventions used in this manual

Throughout this manual, you will see the following conventions:

Convention

Description

 

 

ENTER

Keyboard key names are printed in small capitals.

 

 

CTRL+ALT+DEL

A plus sign means to press the keys at the same time.

 

 

Setup

Commands to be entered, options to select, and messages that

 

appear on your monitor are printed in bold.

 

 

User’s Guide

Names of publications are printed in italic.

 

 

Viewpoint

All references to front, rear, left, or right on the computer are based

 

on the computer being in a normal, upright position, as viewed from

 

the front.

 

 

Conventions used in this manual

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Important A note labeled important informs you of special circumstances.

Caution A caution warns you of possible damage to equipment or loss of data.

Warning A warning indicates the possibility of personal injury.

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Getting additional information

Log on to the technical support area of www.gatewayatwork.com to find information about your system or other Gateway products. Some types of information you can access are:

Hardware driver and program updates

Technical tips

Service agreement information

Technical documents and component information

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Documentation for peripherals or optional components

Online technical support

Getting additional information

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System

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Features

Standard features

As many as two Pentium® III (FC-PGA Socket 370) processors with 133 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB)

Four Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets that support up to 2 GB of PC133 Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM)

ServerWorks LE 3.0 chipset

Integrated Intel 82559 LAN controller

Integrated dual channel Ultra160/Ultra3 SCSI

Integrated ATI Rage-XL VGA controller with 4 MB of PC100 SDRAM

Seven PCI slots (Two 64-bit/33 MHz slots and five 32-bit/33 MHz slots)

Integrated Voltage Regulator Modules (VRMs) for both processors

ATX form factor system board and mid-tower chassis

One 3.5 inch 1.44 MB diskette drive, one CD drive, and one hard drive

Keyboard port (PS/2®), mouse port (PS/2), 2 serial ports, parallel port, two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports, one RJ-45 LAN connector, and one VGA port

Standard features

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Front panel

CD drive

 

CD eject

CD activity LED

button

 

Door (open)

 

Diskette drive

Front panel LEDs

Diskette

Power button

eject button

Reset button

 

System fault LED

 

reset switch

 

Door lock

CD activity LED, when lit, indicates the drive is active.

CD drive plays data or audio CDs.

CD eject button ejects a CD from the CD drive.

Diskette drive writes to and reads from 3.5-inch, 1.44 MB diskettes.

Diskette eject button ejects diskettes from the diskette drive.

Door protects the external controls of the computer and the externally accessible drives.

Door Lock controls access to the external controls and externally accessible drives.

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Front panel LEDs indicate the following when lit:

Power On LED (steady green indicates power is on and blinking green indicates system is in sleep mode).

HDD Activity LED (green) indicates when hard drive is active.

NIC Activity LED (green) indicates LAN activity.

System Fault LED (yellow) indicates ECC (Error Checking and Correcting) memory system fault (steady indicates an uncorrectable ECC fault and blinking indicates a correctable ECC fault).

System Fault LED reset switch is used to clear system fault LED.

Power button turns the computer on and off. It also enables sleep-mode in some operating systems.

Reset button restarts the system when it becomes non-responsive.

Front panel

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Rear panel

Power connector

Voltage selector

Mouse port

Keyboard port USB ports RJ-45 LAN port

Serial port A Parallel port Serial port B

Video port

Thumbscrew

Chassis lock

Thumbscrew

Kensington lock slot

Chassis lock locks the side cover to secure the interior of the system.

Kensington lock slot lets you use a cable lock to secure the system.

Keyboard port connects a PS/2-compatible keyboard.

Mouse port connects a PS/2-compatible mouse.

Parallel (printer) port connects a printer or other parallel device.

Power connector connects the computer power cord. The other end of the power cord plugs into an AC outlet or power strip.

RJ-45 LAN port connects to an ethernet network.

Serial ports connect to serial devices.

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Thumbscrews must be loosened to remove the cover from the system.

USB ports connect external Plug-and-Play devices that are automatically configured when they are plugged into the computer through one of these ports. USB keyboards and mice are not supported, use only PS/2 versions.

Video port connects the monitor interface cable.

Voltage selector sets the voltage for your area, either 115 V or 230 V.

Rear panel

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System board

 

 

A

C

E

F

B

D

 

 

AE

 

 

 

AD

 

 

G

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H

AB

 

 

I

 

 

 

J

AA

 

 

K

 

 

 

Z

 

 

L

Y

 

 

 

X

 

 

M

 

 

 

W

 

 

N

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

P

V

 

 

 

U

 

 

 

 

S

 

Q

 

T

R

 

ARear Chassis Fan connector

BMain ATX power connector

CCPU 1 socket

DCPU 2 socket

ECPU 1 fan connector

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FDIMM sockets (0 to 3, left to right)

GFront chassis fan connector

HI2C SMB header

IFloppy drive connector

JPrimary IDE connector

KSecondary IDE connector

LCPU 2 fan connector

MSpeaker

NFront panel connector

OAuxiliary HDD activity LED connector

PUltra160 LVD SCSI Channel A connector

QUltra160 LVD SCSI Channel B connector

RConfiguration switch

SBattery

T(not used)

UPCI 32-bit/33 MHz slot

VPCI 64-bit/33 MHz slots (2)

W(not used)

X(not used)

YPCI 32-bit/33 MHz slots (4)

ZVideo port

AA Serial port B

AB Parallel port

AC Serial port A

AD RJ-45 Ethernet port and USB ports 1 and 2

AE Keyboard port and PS/2 Mouse port

System board

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8 System Features

System Setup

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Setting up your system

Use the instructions on the Quick Guide poster that came with your system to assemble your system.

You can prepare a safer working environment before assembling your system by following these guidelines:

Use a clean, flat, and stable surface for your system. Allow at least 12 inches at the rear of the computer for cabling and air circulation.

Obtain a grounded (three-prong) AC surge-protected power strip. A surge-protected power strip helps protect against AC power fluctuations.

Protect your system from extreme temperature and humidity. Do not expose your system to direct sunlight, heater ducts, or other heat-generating objects.

Keep your computer away from equipment that generates magnetic fields, such as unshielded stereo speakers. Even a telephone placed too close to the computer may cause interference.

Plug the computer into a wall outlet or power strip that is easily accessible.

Important Keep the computer boxes and packing material in case you need to send the computer to Gateway for repairs. If you return your computer in different packaging, your warranty may be voided.

Setting up your system

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Starting your system

Before you start your system for the first time:

Make sure that the voltage selector switch on the back of the computer is set to the correct voltage for your area. This switch is set at the factory to the correct voltage (see “Rear panel” on page 4 for the voltage selector switch location).

Make sure all cables are firmly connected to the proper ports on the rear panel of the computer.

Caution Make sure your computer and peripherals are turned off and unplugged from the power outlet when you connect peripherals to the computer, or you might damage the computer or the peripherals.

Make sure the computer and monitor are plugged into an AC outlet or power strip and that the power strip is turned on.

To start the system:

1If you have connected the system components to a power strip, make sure all the system components are turned off, then turn on the power strip.

2Turn on the monitor.

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3Turn on the computer. The top light-emitting diode (LED) at the right side of the bezel is lit when the power is on.

Power LED

Power button

4Turn on any other components connected to the computer, such as speakers, a printer, or a scanner.

If nothing happens when you turn on the system:

Make sure that the power cables are securely plugged in and that your power strip (if you are using one) is plugged in and turned on.

Make sure the monitor is connected to the computer, plugged into the power strip or AC outlet, and turned on. You may also need to adjust the brightness and contrast controls on the monitor.

Starting your system

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Understanding the Power-On Self-Test

When you turn on your computer, the power-on self-test (POST) routine checks the system memory and components. To see this information on the screen, press TAB during POST.

The system displays error messages if POST finds any problems. Write down any error messages that you see. If you continue to have problems, these error messages may help technical support diagnose the cause.

Setting up the operating system

The first time you start your computer, the operating system takes a few minutes to set up.

Refer to your operating system documentation for specific questions regarding the operating system.

To complete the operating system setup for Windows NT:

1After the computer starts, the start-up wizard opens. Continue by clicking

Next.

2Type the requested information in the appropriate text boxes. When you have finished typing the information, continue by clicking Next.

3Continue following the instructions and selecting options in the start-up wizard dialog boxes, clicking Next to move through the dialog boxes, until the wizard tells you to restart your computer.

If you need to return to the previous dialog box to change any of your entries, click Back.

4Restart your system. The setup is complete.

Important For other operating systems, such as Windows® 2000 or Novell® NetWare, refer to the appropriate operating system software manual for setup instructions.

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Turning off your system

Every time you turn off your system, shut down the operating system first. You may lose data if you do not follow the proper procedure.

To turn off your system in Windows NT:

1Click Start, then select Shut down the computer?, then Shut Down.

2Click OK. The computer turns off. If you see a message saying It is now safe to turn off your computer, turn off the computer by pressing the power button.

3Turn off the monitor and peripherals.

Warning When you turn the computer off by pressing the power button, some electric current still flows through the computer. Before opening the computer case or connecting or removing any peripherals, turn off the computer, then unplug the power cord and modem cord (if installed) or you may get an electric shock.

Important For other operating systems, such as Windows® 2000 or Novell® NetWare, refer to the appropriate operating system software manual for instructions.

Turning off your system

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Resetting your system

If your computer does not respond to keyboard or mouse input, you may have to close programs that are not responding. If closing unresponsive programs does not restore your computer to normal operation, you may have to reset the system.

To close unresponsive programs and reset your system in Windows NT:

1Press CTRL+ALT+DEL. A window opens that lets you to close a program that is not responding.

2Click Task Manager, then select the program that is not responding.

3Close the program by clicking End Task.

4If the computer does not respond, press the reset button to restart the computer.

As a part of the regular startup process, a program to check the disk status runs automatically. When the checks are finished, Windows starts.

Important For other operating systems, such as Windows 2000 or Novell NetWare, refer to the appropriate operating system software manual for instructions.

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Case Access

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Preventing static electricity discharge

Before opening the computer case, follow these precautions to prevent damage from static electricity. When opening your computer case, always perform the following procedure.

Caution Static electricity can permanently damage electronic components in your computer. Prevent electrostatic damage to your computer by following static electricity precautions every time you open your computer case.

To prevent static electricity discharge:

1Wear a grounding wrist strap (available at most electronics stores).

2Turn off the computer power.

3Touch a bare metal surface on the back of the computer.

4Unplug all power cords from AC outlets and disconnect the modem cable (if installed).

Preventing static electricity discharge

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Also follow these static electricity precautions:

Avoid static-causing surfaces such as plastic and packing foam in your work area.

Remove the parts from their antistatic bags or containers only when you are ready to use them. Do not lay parts on the outside of an antistatic bag or container because only the inside provides antistatic protection.

Always hold cards by their edges and their metal mounting brackets. Avoid touching components on the cards and the edge connectors that connect to expansion slots. Never slide cards or other parts over any surface.

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Opening the case

Important All references to front, rear, left, or right on the computer are based on the computer being in a normal, upright position, as viewed from the front.

To work on the internal components of the computer, you must open the case, which has two removable parts:

A left side cover panel that permits access to the interior of the case

A bezel that covers the front of the chassis

Because the components inside your computer are extremely sensitive to static electricity, make sure to follow the precautions at the beginning of this chapter for avoiding static electricity damage.

Only qualified personnel should open the system for maintenance. If you are qualified to maintain the system yourself, make sure you are properly grounded before opening the system chassis.

Warning Avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and moving parts by turning off your computer and unplugging the power cord and modem cable (if installed) before removing the chassis cover.

Opening the case

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Removing the side cover

To remove the left side cover panel:

1Turn off the computer and disconnect all power cords.

2Loosen the thumbscrews (captive) on the back of the side panel and unlock the chassis lock (if applicable).

3Slide the left side panel to the rear (approximately 3/4-inch), disengaging the retaining tabs on the top edge of the panel from the top of the chassis.

4 Tilt the panel out, then lift it up and away from the chassis.

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Removing the bezel

To remove the bezel:

1With the left side panel removed, disengage the retention tabs on the left side of the bezel by prying outward on each tab.

2Swing the bezel out from the front of the chassis and disengage the hinge tabs on the right side of the bezel by moving the bezel to the right.

3Remove the bezel.

Retention tabs

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Closing the case

Replace the chassis cover as soon as you finish installing or removing components so that dust and dirt do not collect inside the computer.

Replacing the bezel

To replace the bezel:

1Holding the bezel at an angle to the front of the chassis, place the hinge tabs on the right side of the bezel in the appropriate slots in the front of the chassis.

2Swing the left side of the bezel toward the chassis until the retaining tabs snap into place.

Four hinge tabs are located on the right side of the bezel and are not visible in this illustration.

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Replacing the side cover

To replace the chassis cover:

1Hold the left side panel at an angle to the chassis and 3/4-inch to the rear.

2Engage the retaining strip on the bottom edge of the panel with the lip at the bottom edge of the chassis.

3Swing the top of the panel toward the chassis, engaging the retaining tabs on the top edge of the side panel with the slots on the chassis.

4Slide the panel toward the front of the chassis 3/4-inch, securing it in place.

5Retighten the thumbscrews and lock the case, if necessary.

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Components

Replacing or adding drives

Preparing to replace or add a drive

One 3.5-inch diskette drive, one 3.5-inch hard drive, and one CD drive are included with your computer. You can add additional drives of the following types:

Half-height 3.5-inch diskette drives - The floppy controller supports one diskette drive.

Half-height 3.5-inch hard drives - The standard integrated Symbios 2-channel SCSI controller will support as many as 30 drives.

Half-height 3.5-inch tape storage or disk storage devices.

Half-height 5.25-inch devices.

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5.25-inch drive cage

Middle 3.5-inch drive cage

Bottom 3.5-inch hard drive cage

As you prepare to install drives, keep the following in mind:

To remove and install drives, you need an antistatic wrist strap.

If you remove a drive, place it in an antistatic bag or container.

Before you install a drive, see the drive documentation for information on configuring the drive, setting any jumpers on the drive, and attaching cables to the drive.

If you are installing a drive that requires a controller card, install the card before you install the drive.

IDE hard drives can be configured as single, master, or slave. IDE CD drives can be configured as master or slave. Configure the drives by using the drive-select jumpers located on the drives.

If only one drive is attached to a controller cable, configure the drive as single if it is a hard drive or master if it is a CD drive. If two drives of any type are attached to the cable, configure one as master and one as slave.

You may need to configure the drives you install using the BIOS Setup utility. Press F1 at start up to open the BIOS Setup utility.

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Drive cabling information

Your system includes three different types of drive cables. Each drive cable is clearly labeled, indicating cable-type and showing which end is connected to the appropriate connector on the system board and which end is connected to the drive.

Use the diskette drive connector cable to connect the diskette drive. Use the standard IDE connector cable to connect IDE devices such as CD drives and standard IDE hard drives. Use the SCSI LVD cable to connect LVD-compatible SCSI devices. A terminator comes installed on this cable.

You can also obtain two optional cables for your system. The IDE DMA-66 cable is used to connect DMA-66-compatible hard drives, and the SCSI SE cable is used to connect single-ended SCSI devices and requires termination, either on the device or as a plug-in terminator on the cable.

3.5-inch diskette or CD drives

Both the 3.5-inch diskette drive and 5.25-inch CD drives are secured in the chassis by removable rails. The rails let the drives slide into and out of the guides in the front bays. Extra rails are included with your system and are clipped to the outsides of the drive cages, inside the case.

Replacing the 3.5-inch diskette or CD drive

To replace the drives:

1Turn off the system and disconnect the power cord, modem cord (if installed), and all external peripheral devices.

2Remove the left side cover panel. (See “Removing the side cover” on page 18 and “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 15.)

3Remove the bezel. (See “To remove the bezel:” on page 19.)

4Locate the 3.5-inch diskette or 5.25-inch CD drive you want to replace.

5Remove the power and data cables from the back of the drive, noting their locations and orientations. (You will reconnect these cables after you install the new drive.)

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6Disengage the rail locking tabs by pressing inward on both front rail extensions, then move the drive slightly out of the bay by pushing on the back of the drive. Pull the drive out of the chassis.

7Remove the rails on both sides of the drive and snap them onto the new drive in the same positions. Make sure the front rail extensions are towards the front of the drive.

Important The rails on the 3.5-inch drive are different from those on the CD drive. Make sure you install the correct rails on each drive.

CD drive

R

3.5-inch diskette drive

L

8Set the drive jumpers to the appropriate settings (refer to your drive documentation for jumper settings).

9Align the rails with the appropriate open bay, then slide the drive into the bay until the locking tabs snap into place.

10Connect the power and data cables, making sure the cables are in their original positions.

11Close the case by following the instructions on page 20.

12Reconnect peripherals, the modem cord, and the power cord, then turn on the system.

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Adding a 3.5-inch device

You can use the second, externally accessible, 3.5-inch drive bay to install a 3.5-inch device such as a tape drive or a 100 MB or 120 MB disk storage device. Extra sets of rails are included with your system (clipped to the drive cage) and are used for the installation.

You may have to purchase an additional cable with three connectors and of sufficient length to connect the existing devices and the new device to the connector on the system board.

To install an additional device in the 3.5-inch drive bay:

1Turn off the system and disconnect the power cord, modem cord (if installed), and all external peripheral devices.

2Remove the left side cover panel. (See “Removing the side cover” on page 18 and “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 15.)

3Remove the bezel. (See “To remove the bezel” on page 19.)

4Remove the plastic bezel insert covering the open bay by disengaging the retaining tab and pushing the insert out from the back of the bezel. Save the insert so that you can replace it if you remove the added device.

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5Remove the metal EMI shield from the front of the drive bay, if installed, by unscrewing the retaining screw on the right side of the shield and swinging it out to disengage it from the chassis.

Metal EMI shield

Remove screw

Caution Your system was designed to adhere to electromagnetic interference requirements and the shield is an integral part of the system. Installing an approved device should continue to maintain those standards. If you remove the device you should reinstall the shield.

6Snap the rails onto the drive, making sure the front rail extensions are towards the front of the device.

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