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Gateway EC38

SERVICEGUIDE

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Copyright

Copyright © 2009 by Gateway Incorporated. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retral 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 Gateway Incorporated.

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Contents

Chapter 1: System Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Your Gateway Notebook Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Keyboard Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Second Level Cache . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

System Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Lan Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Wireless LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Pointing Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Bluetooth Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Hard Disk Drive Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Audio Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Card Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

WebCAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

I/O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

LED Status Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Security Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

FAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Physical Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Chapter 2: System Utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Invoking BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

BIOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

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Chapter 3: Machine Disassembly and Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Tools Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Removing the HDD and RAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Removing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Removing FFC of Main Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Removing Wireless Card and Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Removing the Main Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Removing I/O Board and Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Disassembling the LCM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Disassembling the External Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Disassembling the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Chapter 4: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 System Check Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 External Diskette Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 External CD-ROM Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Memory Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Power System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Touchpad Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Index of Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Error Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Error Message List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 No-beep Error Message List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

InsydeH2O BIOS Beep Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 LCD-Related Symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Indicator-Related Symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Power-Related Symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 PCMCIA-Related Symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Memory-Related Symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Speaker-Related Symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Power Management-Related Symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Peripheral-Related Symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Keyboard/Touchpad-Related Symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Modem-Related Symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

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Chapter 5: Jumper and Connector Locations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79

Chapter 6: FRU(Field Replaceable Unit) List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Exploded Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Gateway EC38 FRU List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Appendix A: Model definition and configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Appendix B: Test compatible components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Microsoft® Windows® Vista Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Appendix C: Online support information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

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CHAPTER1

System Specifications

Preface

Preface

System Block Diagram

Board Layout

Your Gateway Notebook Tour

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

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Preface

Conventions

The following conventions are used in this manual:

Sreen 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.

General Information

Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information.

1This 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 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.

2Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it will not be noted in this printed Service Guide. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE 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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Features

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

Operating System1

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (Service Pack 1) Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic (Service Pack 1)

Platform1

Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology, featuring:

Intel® Core2 Duo processor SU9400 (3 MB L2 cache, 1.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 10 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture

Intel® Centrino® processor technology, featuring:

Intel® Core2 Solo processor SU3500 (3 MB L2 cache, 1.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 5.50 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture

Mobile Intel® GS45 Express Chipset

Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300 (dual-band quad-mode 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection, featuring MIMO technology2

System Memory1, 3, 4

Dual-Channel DDR3 SDRAM support

Up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable to 8 GB using two SO-DIMM modules (for 64-bit OS)

Up to 2 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two SO-DIMM modules (for 32-bit OS)

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Display

13.3" HD 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, high-brightness (200-nit) Gateway Ultrabright™ LED-backlit TFT LCD, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing

16:9 aspect ratio

Super slim design

13.3" HD 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, high-brightness (200-nit) Gateway Ultrabright™ LED-backlit TFT LCD, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing

16:9 aspect ratio

Super slim design

Graphics

Mobile Intel® GS45 Express Chipset with integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (Intel® GMA 4500MHD) with up to 1759 MB of Intel® Dynamic Video Memory

Technology 5.0 (64 MB of dedicated video memory, up to 1695 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10

Dual independent display support 16.7 million colors

External resolution/refresh rate:

2048 x 1536: 60 Hz

1920 x 1440: 75/60 Hz

1920 x 1080: 100/85/75/60 Hz

1856 x 1392: 75/60 Hz

1792 x 1344: 75/60 Hz

1600 x 1200: 100/85/75/60 Hz

1600 x 900: 60 Hz

1400 x 1050: 60 Hz

1366 x 768: 85/75/60 Hz

1280 x 1024: 120/100/85/75/60 Hz

1280 x 960: 85/60 Hz

1280 x 768: 60 Hz

1152 x 864: 100/85/75 Hz

1024 x 768: 120/100/85/75/60 Hz

800 x 600: 120/100/85/72/60 Hz

640 x 480: 120/100/85/75/60 Hz

MPEG-2/DVD decoding

WMV9 (VC-1) and H.264 (AVC) decoding

HDMI(High-Definition Multimedia Interface) with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) support

Audio

Optimized 2nd Generation Dolby Sound Room®5 audio enhancement, featuring Dolby® Headphone, Dolby® Natural Bass and Dolby® Sound Space Expander

Two built-in stereo speakers

High-definition audio support

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S/PDIF(Sony/Philips Digital Interface)6 support for digital speakers

Built-in microphone

MS-Sound compatible

Storage

160/250/320/500 GB or larger hard disk drive or 80 GB solid state drive supported1, 7

Multi-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital(SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick® (MS), Memory Stick PRO(MS PRO), xD-Picture Card(xD)

Communication1

Gateway Video Conference, featuring:

Integrated high-def webcam

Built-in microphone

WLAN1, 2, 3: Intel® WiFi Link 5100/5300 (dual-band quad-mode 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection, featuring MIMO technology

WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)

Gobi2000 module: UMTS/HSPA at 850/900/2100 MHz and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) upgradeable to 7.2 Mb/s HSDPA and 5.7 Mb/s HSUPA supporting receiver diversity and equalizing at 2100 MHz (for 3G models)

Optional support for receiver diversity and equalizing on 2100 MHz

LAN: Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready

Privacy Control

BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords

Kensington lock slot

Dimensions and Weight1

325 (W) x 234 (D) x 30.2/34.3 (H) mm

1.8 kg (3.96 lbs.) with 6-cell battery pack

Power1

ACPI 3.0 CPU power management standard: supports Standby and Hibernation power-saving modes

62.16 W 5600 mAh 6-cell Li-ion battery pack:

8-hour battery life8

Gateway PowerSave 3-pin 65 W AC adapter

ENERGY STAR® 5.0

Special Keys and Controls1

86-/87-/91-key keyboard

Multi-gesture touchpad pointing device, supporting:

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Circular-motion scrolling

Pinch-action zoom

Page flip

9 function keys, four cursor keys, Windows® key, international language support

Capacitive-touch launch keys: Gateway PowerSave and MyBackup, Communication®, touchpad lock

I/O Ports1

Multi-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)

Three USB 2.0 ports

HDMIport with HDCP support

External display (VGA) port

Headphone/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support

Microphone-in jack

Ethernet (RJ-45) port

DC-in jack for AC adapter

Software

Gateway MyBackup Solution

Gateway PowerSave Solution

Gateway Recovery Management

Microsoft® Works with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial

Norton Internet Security 2009 (60-day trial)9

Adobe® Reader®

CyberLink® PowerDVD

resource requirements.

4Shared system memory may be allocated to support integrated graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors. Actual system memory available to the operating system will be reduced by the amount of dedicated and shared system memory utilized by the graphics solution and resources required by the operating environment.

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5Dolby® is a registered trademark of Dolby® Laboratories.

6Supports 7.1-channel surround sound and 2-channel stereo output (multiple streaming).

71 GB is 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less and may vary depending on preloaded materials and operating environment. Gateway backup management utilizes up to 10 GB of the stated hard disk capacity as dedicated backup space.

8Your computer's battery life may vary depending on product specifications, computer settings, and applications or features launched. The listed battery life is for individual battery packs tested with MobileMark 2007 in productivity test mode and with wireless connection on. All batteries' maximum capacity will diminish with time and use.

9Trial periods vary depending on the geographic region and specifications.

In a continuing effort to improve the quality of our products, information in this document is subject to change without notice. Images shown are only representations of some of the configurations available for this model. Availability may vary depending on region.

As a phenomenon known to thin-film transistors (TFTs), liquid crystal displays (LCDs) commonly exhibit a small number of discoloration dots, as so-called "non-conforming pixels." This phenomenon is a limitation of TFT LCD technology, not a product defect, and as such is not covered by Gateway's warranty.

© 2009 All rights reserved.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

About Gateway

Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning products and world-class service to customers worldwide. Gateway is a wholly owned subsidiary of Acer Inc., the world's third-largest PC company. See www.gateway.com for more information.

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System Block Diagram

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Board Layout

Top View

Gateway EC38 M/B layout and connector location TOP view

No.

Name

Description

 

 

 

1

CN1

CCD cable CNTR

 

 

 

2

CN2

MMB cable CNTR

 

 

 

3

CN3

LVDS cable CNTR

 

 

 

4

CN4

Keyboard CNTR

 

 

 

5

CN5

Touch Pad FFC CNTR

 

 

 

6

CN6

SSD cable CNTR

 

 

 

7

CN7

Card reader CNTR

 

 

 

8

CN8

BT cable CNTR

 

 

 

9

CN15

Fan cable CNTR

 

 

 

10

CN21

Audio board CNTR

 

 

 

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Bottom View

Gateway EC38 M/B layout and connector location TOP view

No.

Name

Description

 

 

 

11

CN9

Battery CNTR

 

 

 

12

CN10

PCI-E socket

 

 

 

13

CN11

SIM card socket

 

 

 

14

CN12

PCI-E socket

 

 

 

15

CN13

Power cable CNTR

 

 

 

16

CN14

LVDS cable CNTR

 

 

 

17

CN16

DIMM socket

 

 

 

18

CN17

DIMM socket

 

 

 

19

CN19

HDD socket

 

 

 

20

CN20

USB board CNTR

 

 

 

21

U18

South Bridge

 

 

 

22

U14

North Bridge

 

 

 

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Your Gateway Notebook Tour

Front

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Ventilation fan

 

Helps cool internal components.

 

 

Warning: Do not work with the notebook resting on

 

 

you lap. If the air vents are blocked, the notebook may

 

 

become hot enough to harm your skin.

 

 

Caution: Do not block or insert objects into these slots.

 

 

If these slots are blocked, your notebook may overheat

 

 

resulting in unexpected shutdown or permanent

 

 

damage to the notebook.

 

 

Caution: Provide adequate space around your

 

 

notebook so air vents are not obstructed. Do not use

 

 

the notebook on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar

 

 

surface.

 

 

 

 

Battery charge

 

LED blue - Battery is fully charged (when plugged

indicator

 

 

into AC).

 

 

LED amber - Battery is charging.

 

 

Important: This LED only lights up when your notebook

 

 

is connected to AC power.

 

 

 

 

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Left

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Power connector

 

Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor port

 

Plug an analog VGA monitor or projector into this

 

 

port.

 

 

 

Ventilation fan

 

Helps cool internal components.

 

 

Warning: Do not work with the notebook resting on

 

 

you lap. If the air vents are blocked, the notebook

 

 

may become hot enough to harm your skin.

 

 

Caution: Do not block or insert objects into these

 

 

slots. If these slots are blocked, your notebook may

 

 

overheat resulting in unexpected shutdown or

 

 

permanent damage to the notebook.

 

 

Caution: Provide adequate space around your

 

 

notebook so air vents are not obstructed. Do not use

 

 

the notebook on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar

 

 

surface.

 

 

 

USB port

 

Plug USB devices (such as a diskette drive, flash drive,

 

 

printer, scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into

 

 

these ports.

 

 

 

Microphone jack

 

Plug a microphone into this jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headphone jack

 

Plug amplified speakers or headphones into this jack.

 

 

The built-in speakers are turned off when speakers

 

 

or headphones are plugged into this jack.

 

 

Headphone with SPDIF support

 

 

 

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Right

Component Icon Description

Memory card reader

Insert a memory card from a digital camera, MP3 player, PDA, or cellular telephone into the memory card reader.

The memory card reader supports Memory

Stick®, Memory Stick Pro®,MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital™, and xD-Picture Card™cards.

USB port

 

 

 

Plug a USB device (such as a diskette drive,

 

 

 

 

flash drive, printer, scanner, camera,

 

 

 

 

keyboard, or mouse) into this port.

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI out jack

HDMI

Plug an HDMI device, such as a high

 

 

 

 

definition television, into this optional

 

 

 

 

jack.

Ethernet jack

 

 

 

Plug an Ethernet network cable into this

 

 

 

 

jack. Plug the other end of the cable into

 

 

 

 

a cable modem, DSL modem, or an

 

 

 

 

Ethernet network jack.

 

 

 

 

 

Kensington™

 

 

 

Secure your notebook to an object by

 

 

 

lock slot

 

 

 

connecting a Kensington cable lock to this

 

 

 

 

slot.

 

 

 

 

 

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Back

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Battery

 

Provides power when the notebook is not

 

 

plugged into AC power.

 

 

 

Bottom

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Battery

 

Provides power when the notebook is not plugged into

 

 

AC power.

 

 

 

Battery

 

Slide to unlock the battery.

lock

 

 

 

 

 

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Component Icon Description

Ventilation

slots and cooling fan

Helps cool internal components. Warning: Do not work with the notebook

resting on your lap. If the air vents are blocked, the notebook may become hot enough to harm your skin.

Caution: Do not block or insert objects into these slots. If these slots are blocked, your notebook may overheat resulting in unexpected shutdown or permanent damage to the notebook.

Caution: Provide adequate space around your notebook so air vents are not obstructed. Do

not use the notebook on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.

Memory

 

Memory modules are located in this bay.

bay

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive

 

The hard drive is located in this bay.

 

bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

Slide to release the battery.

latch

 

 

 

 

 

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Keyboard Area

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

Power

 

 

Press to turn the power on or off. You can also

 

 

button

 

 

configure the power button for Sleep/Resume

 

 

 

mode.

 

 

 

 

Power indicator

LED on - Notebook is on.

LED blinking - Notebook is in Sleep or Hybrid Sleep mode.

LED off - Notebook is off.

Speakers

Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio

 

output.

 

 

Keyboard

Provides all the features of a full-sized,

 

computer keyboard.

 

 

Touchpad

Provides all the functionality of a mouse.

Touchpad

turn the internal touchpad on and off.

toggle

 

 

 

Capacitive

Press to access capacitive touch key function.

touch keys

 

 

 

Status

Inform you when a drive is in use or when a

indicators

button has been pressed that affects how the

 

keyboard is used.

 

 

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LCD Panel

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Webcam

 

Use to let others see who they are

 

 

communicating with when making VoIP calls.

Microphone

 

Use to talk through when making Voice over

 

 

Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls.

 

 

 

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Hardware Specifications and

Configurations

Processor

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Processor packing

uFCPGA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Processor @

ULV Centrino,PDC, ICPM, 10W CPU

 

 

Launch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On-die L2 Cache

Up to 6 MB

 

 

 

 

 

 

FSB

1067 MHz

 

 

 

 

 

 

TDP (Thermal)

10W

 

 

 

 

 

 

Socket type

BGA

 

 

 

 

 

Second Level Cache

 

Item

Controller

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Bridge

GS45

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Bridge

ICH9M SFF

 

 

 

 

 

System Memory

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

Technology

DDR3 800/1067 MHz

 

 

 

 

Base momory

DDR3 SO-DIMM x 1 slot (512)/1024/2048/4096MB DDR3 SDRAM

 

 

 

 

Expansion memory

DDR3 SO-DIMM x 1 slot (512)/1024/2048/4096MB DDR3 SDRAM

 

 

 

 

Maximum memory size

8 GB ( Thermal evaluation based on 8 GB)

 

 

 

 

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Lan Interface

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controller (AVAP)

Atheros AR8131

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEED

10/100/1000Mb/s

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless LAN

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module

Intel SP, 3rd 1x2 BGN/ Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interface

Mini card (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antenna

2

 

 

 

 

 

Pointing Device

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glide

Multi-touch touch PAD

 

 

 

 

 

Bluetooth Interface

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module

FOX_BRM_2.0 F/W T60H928.11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antenna

on board

 

 

 

 

 

 

controller

CSR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluetooth module

Internal USB 2.0 Dongle

 

 

 

 

 

Hard Disk Drive Interface

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

HDD form factor

9.5 mm high/ solid state disks

 

Media I/F

SATA

 

 

 

 

IDE Controller

SATA 150 MB/s

 

 

 

 

SSD Media size

80 GB (Option)

 

 

SATA I/F

 

 

 

 

SSD form factor

2.5" factor

 

 

 

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Audio Interface

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sound Codec (AVAP)

Realtek ALC269

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internal Speaker

2 (1.5 Watt/)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internal Microphone

Array MIC x 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sound Volume

By Hot Key

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel size

13.3/13.4 WXGA (HD 720p, 1366x768)

 

 

 

 

 

 

LVDS

Embedded in Cantigata GM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brightness

Brightness controlled by Hot Keys

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card Slot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

ACE AGE100Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 in 1 card reader

Multi-touch touch PAD

 

 

(SD/MMC/MS/MSPro/

 

 

 

XD)

 

 

 

WebCAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module

HD 1.0 M

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interface

USB

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controller

Darfon AC4T

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type (AVAP)

Silm 13.3" 301.12 x 113.44 x 4.7 (Max/Texture)

 

 

 

 

 

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I/O

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor (VGA)

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stereo Mic-in

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPDIF

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

RJ45 (Shielding)

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIM Slot

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

mini card socket (Full

Full mini card (3G) x 1 & Half mini card(SP WLAN) x 1

 

 

size)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Button

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power on/off (with

1

(mechanical, White)

 

 

Visiable LED)

 

 

 

 

WLAN

1

(Orange, capacitive)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3G/BT

BT (Blue, capacitive, 3G use SW to launch without button)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Launch Key module

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back up Key

1

(capacitive, Blue flash)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

1

(mechanical, Green)

 

 

consumption key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volume Control

Volume up/down/mute (capacitive, blue)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operation system

Vista

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIOS

InsydeH2O

 

 

 

 

 

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Power Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controller

ITE ITE8512F

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interface

LPC

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC adapter (AVAP)

65W

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Battery (AVAP)

6 cell 2.2/2.6/2.8/2.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED Status Indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power Status

1

(Blue/Orange flash)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Battery Status

1

(Blue/Orange)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDD

1

(Blue)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caps Lock

1

(Blue)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Num Lock

1

(Blue)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless LAN

1

(Orange)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluetooth

1

(Blue)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touch pad on/off

1

(capacitive, Orange, top side)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3G

1

(Green)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Security Features

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kensington Lock Hole

1

 

 

 

(7.5 mm diameter)

 

 

 

 

FAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not Nosie

as low noise as possible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Physical Characteristics

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

Dimensions

322mmx226mmx

 

 

 

 

Thickness (maximum)

23.3~28.9mm

 

 

 

 

Weight (incl 1st Battery

Target < 1.6Kg

 

& super multi ODD)

 

 

 

 

 

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System Utilities

BIOS Setup Utility

BIOS Flash Utility

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BIOS Setup Utility

The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your notebook’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 Setup Utility, press m during POST (when “Press <F2> to enter Setup” message is prompted on the bottom of screen).

Press m to enter setup. The default parameter of F12 Boot Menu is set to “disabled”. If you want to change boot device without entering BOIS Setup Utility, please set the parameter to “enabled”.

Press <F12> during POST to enter multi-boot menu. In this menu, user can change boot device without entering BOIS Setup Utility.

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Invoking BIOS Setup Utility

The setup function can only be invoked by pressing F2 when “Press <F2> to enter Setup” message is prompted on the bottom of screen during POST.

The setup uses a menu driven interface to allow the user to configure their system. The features are divided into 5 parts as follows:

Information: Display the system informations.

Main: Allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters.

Security: Provides security settings of the system.

Boot: Allows the user to specify the boot options.

Exit: Allows the user to save CMOS setting and exit Setup.

Note:

You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in square brackets. Navigation keys for a particular menu are shown on the bottom of the screen. Help for parameters are found in the Item Specific Help part of the screen. Read this information carefully when making changes to parameter values. Please note that system information is subject to different models.

Information

The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information.

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Note:

The system information is subject to different models.

Parameter

Description

 

 

CPU Type

This field shows the CPU type of the system.

 

 

CPU Speed

This field shows the CPU speed of the system.

 

 

HDD0 Model Name

This field shows the model name of HDD installed on

 

primary master.

 

 

HDD0 Serial Number

This field displays the serial number of HDD installd on

 

primary master.

 

 

HDD1 Model Name

This field displays the model name of devices installed on

 

secondary master. The hard disk drive or optical drive

 

model name is automatically detected by the system.

 

 

HDD1 Serial Number

The field shows the serial number of devices installed on

 

secondary master.

 

 

System BIOS Version

Displays system BIOS version.

 

 

VGA BIOS Version

This field displays the VGA firmware version of the

 

system.

 

 

Serial Number

This field displays the serial number of the unit.

 

 

Asset Tag Number

This field displays the asset tag number of the system.

 

 

Product Name

This field shows product name of the system.

 

 

Manufacture Name

This field displays the manufacturer of this system

 

 

UUID Number

This will be visible only when an internal LAN device is

 

presenting.

 

UUID=32bytes

 

 

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Main

The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup parameter. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters.

Note:

The system information is subject to different models.

The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.

Parameter

Description

Format/Option

 

 

 

System Time

Sets the system time. The

Format: HH:MM:SS

 

hours are displayed with

(hour:minute:second)

 

24-hour format.

System Time

 

 

 

System Date

Sets the system date.

Format: MM/DD/YYYY

 

 

(month/day/year)

 

 

System Date

 

 

 

System Memory

This field reports the

 

 

memory size of the

 

 

system

 

 

 

 

Total Memory

This field reports the

 

 

memory size of total

 

 

memory in the system.

 

 

 

 

Video Memory

Shows the video memory

 

 

size

 

 

 

 

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Parameter

Description

Format/Option

 

 

 

Quiet Boot

Determines if Customer

Option: Enabled or

 

Logo will be displayed or

Disabled

 

not; shows Summary

 

 

Screen is disabled or

 

 

enabled.

 

 

Enabled: Customer Logo

 

 

is displayed, and

 

 

Summary Screen is

 

 

disabled.

 

 

Disabled: Customer Logo

 

 

is not displayed, and

 

 

Summary Screen is

 

 

enable.

 

 

 

 

Network Boot

Enables, disables the

Option: Enabled or

 

system boot from LAN

Disabled

 

(remote server).

 

 

 

 

F12 Boot Menu

Enables, disables Boot

Option: Disabled or

 

Menu during POST.

Enabled.

 

 

 

D2D Recovery

Enables, disables D2D

Option: Enabled or

 

Recovery function. The

Disabled

 

function allows the user

 

 

to create a hidden

 

 

partition on hard disc

 

 

drive to store operation

 

 

system and restore the

 

 

system to factory

 

 

defaults.

 

 

 

 

SATA Mode

Choose which mode of

Option: AHCI Mode or IDE

 

HDD mode. Please be

Mode

 

careful for changing this

 

 

setting because it might

 

 

cause system fail to boot.

 

 

 

 

Note:

The sub-items under each device will not be shown if the device control is set to disable or auto. This is because the user is not allowed to control the settings in these cases.

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