Gateway nv42 Service Manual

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Gateway NV42 Series
Service Guide
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Copyright
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The information in this guide is subject to change without notice.
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Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual:
SCREEN MESSAGES Denotes actual messages that
NOTE Gives bits and pieces of additional
WARNING Alerts you to any damage that might
CAUTION Gives precautionary measures to
IMPORTANT Reminds you to do specific actions
appear on screen.
information related to the current topic.
result from doing or not doing specific actions.
avoid possible hardware or software problems.
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-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.
2. Please 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 the 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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Table of Contents
System Specifications 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Gateway Notebook tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Left View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Right View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Keyboard Area (selected models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Status Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
TouchPad Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Key Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Windows Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
System Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Hardware Specifications and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
System Utilities 25
BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Navigating the BIOS Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Gateway NV42 AMD BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Advanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
BIOS Flash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Using the Flash16 Utility to Update the BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
WinFlash Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Remove HDD/BIOS Password Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Machine Disassembly and Replacement 43
Disassembly Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Related Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Pre-disassembly Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
External Module Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
External Modules Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Removing the Lower Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Removing the ODD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Removing the DIMM Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Removing the WLAN Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Removing the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Main Unit Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Removing the Switch Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Removing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Removing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Removing the Upper Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
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Removing the Speaker Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Removing the TouchPad FFC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Removing the Modem Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Removing the Bluetooth Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Removing the USB Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Removing the Mainboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Removing the RTC Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Removing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Removing the CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
LCD Module Disassembly Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Removing the LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Removing the Camera Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Removing the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Removing the LCD Brackets and FPC Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Removing the Power Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Removing the Microphone Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Removing the Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
LCD Module Reassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Replacing the Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Replacing the Microphone Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Replacing the Power Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Replacing the LCD Brackets and FPC Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Replacing the LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Replacing the Camera Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Replacing the LCD Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Main Unit Reassembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Replacing the CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Replacing the Thermal Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Replacing the RTC Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Replacing the Mainboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Replacing the USB Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Replacing the Bluetooth Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Replacing the Modem Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Replacing the TouchPad FFC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Replacing the Speaker Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Replacing the Upper Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Replacing the LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Replacing the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Replacing the Switch Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
External Module Reassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Replacing the HDD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Replacing the WLAN Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Replacing the DIMM Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Replacing the ODD module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Replacing the Lower Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Troubleshooting 135
Common Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Power On Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
No Display Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Random Loss of BIOS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
LCD Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Built-In Keyboard Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
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TouchPad Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Internal Speaker Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Internal Microphone Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
HDD Not Operating Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
USB Failure (Rightside) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Power Button Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
External Mouse Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Other Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Intermittent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Undetermined Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
POST Code Reference Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Chipset POST Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Jumper and Connector Locations 151
Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Clearing Password Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 155
Gateway NV42 Exploded Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Main Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
LCD Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Gateway N
Screw List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
V42 FRU List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Model Definition and Configuration 166
Gateway NV42 Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Test Compatible Components 169
Windows XP Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Online Support Information 185 Index 187
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System Specifications

Features

Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features:
Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 64 bit
Platform
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor TK-42
AMD Athlon™ 64 single-core processor TF-20
Chipset: RS780MN, SB710
System Memory
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Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM support
Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules
Display
14" HD 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, high-brightness (220-nit) Gateway Ultrabright™ TFT LCD, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing
16:9 aspect ratio
8 ms response time
Storage subsystem
120/160/250/320/500 GB or larger hard disk drive
Media card reader, supporting:
Secure Digital™ (SD) Card
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Reduced-Size Multimedia Card (RS-MMC)
Memory Stick® (MS)
Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO)
Audio
Optimized 2nd Generation Dolby® Sound Room®9 audio enhancement, featuring Dolby® Headphone, Dolby® Natural Bass, Dolby® Sound Space Expander
High-definition audio support
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface)8 support for digital speakers
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MS-Sound compatible
Built-in microphone
Dimensions and Weight
342 x 241 x 39.3 mm
Weight: ~2.4 kg (including 6-cell Li-Ion cylindrical battery pack)
Communication
Gateway Video Conference, featuring:
Integrated high-def webcam with 640 x 480 @ 30 fps resolution image capture1
WLAN1, 2: Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300 (dual-band quad-mode 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N) Wi­Fi CERTIFIED® wireless LAN card
WPAN1: Bluetooth® 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
LAN: Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready
Modem: 56K ITU V.92 with PTT approval10
Power subsystem
ACPI 3.0 CPU power management standard: supports Standby and Hibernation power-saving modes
48.8 W 4400 mAh 6-cell Li-ion battery pack:
Up to 3-hour battery life
3-pin 65 W AC adapter
ENERGY STAR® compliant
Privacy control
BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords
Kensington lock slot
Special keys and controls
86-/87-/91-key keyboard
Gateway EZ Pad™ touchpad pointing device
9 function keys, four cursor keys, Windows® key, international language support
Capacitive-touch launch keys: Gateway PowerSave, Gateway MyBackup, touchpad lock, Wi-Fi®, volume up/down/mute
I/O interface
Media card reader
Three USB 2.0 ports
HDMI™ port with HDCP support
External display (VGA) port
Headphone/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support
Microphone-in jack
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
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Modem (RJ-11) port
DC-in jack for AC adapter
Environment
Temperature:
Humidity (non-condensing):
Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F)
Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C (-4 °F to 149°F)
Operating: 20% to 80%
Non-operating: 20% to 80%
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System Block Diagram

Azal ia Aud io Code c
CX20561-15z
+3V
MIC
HP+SPDF
JACK
JACK
+5V
PG 20 PG 20 PG 20
+3V +5V
Speaker
AMP
G1441
PG 20
DDRII-SODIMM1
+1.8VSUS +SMDDR_VREF
DDRII-SODIMM2
+1.8VSUS +SMDDR_VREF
CPU THERMAL SENSOR
+3V
LVDS Panel(LED)
+3V VIN
+3V +5V
+5V
SATA- HDD
+3V +5V
SATA- ODD
+5V
PG 20
PG 7,8
PG 7,8
PG 8
PG 18
CRT
PG 18
HDMI
PG 19
PG 24
PG 24
MODEM CONN. (MDC)
+3.3V_SUS
PG 24
DDR II 667 M HZ
Side port
PG 9
LVDS(1ch)
GFX_TX0-3
SATA0
SATA4
Azalia
AMD S1g1
Caspian Processor
+1.2V
(638 S1g1 socket)
+2.5V +1.8VSUS VCC_CORE +SMDDR_VTERM
HT_LINK(1.0)
800 MHZ
21mm X 21mm, 528pin BGA
+1.1V_NB
+1.2V +1.8V +3V +NB_CORE
A_LINK (X4)
21mm X 21mm, 528pin BGA
+1.2V +1.2V_S5 +1.8V +3V_S5 +3V +5V VCCRTC
NB
RS780MN
SB
SB710
PG 13,14,15,16,17
PG 9,10,11,12
LPC
EC
+3V +3VPCU
POWER/B
PG 25
+3VPCU +5V
WPCE775
SPI
Flash
Keyboard
FAN
PG 8
PG 25
+3VPCU
ROM
PG 4,5,6
PG 26
USB2.0
PG 26
Touch Pad
PG 25
PCIE 0
PCIE 3
CPU_CLK
HTREF_CLK
NBGFX_CLK
NBGPP_CLK
SBLINK_CLK
+3V_S5
Mini Card (WLAN)
+1.5V +3V
USBP4
USBP8
USBP10
USBP5
USBP0;USBP1
MMB/B
PG 26
+3V
CLOCK GENERATOR
ICS9LPRS476AKLFT
SLG8SP628VTR
RTM880N-795
+3V
Giga LAN
BCM5784M
PG 21 PG 21
PG 22
Card Reader controller
RTS5159E
+3V
USB2.0 I/ OPor ts X1
+5VPCU
BT CONN.
+3VSUS
PG 22
WEBCAM
+3V
PG 18
USB2.0 Board
HOST 200MHz
PCIE 1 00MHz
USB 48MHz
REF 14MHz
PG 3
RJ45
SBSRC_CLK
Card Reader
PG 23 PG 23
PG 25
VCC_CO RE
+NB_CORE
+2.5V
+1.5V
+1.2V +1.2V_S5
+1.8VSUS +1.8V
+SMDDR_VTERM
+SMDDR_VREF
+3VPCU +3V_S5 +3VSUS +3V +5VPCU +5V
CPU CORE
NB CORE
(1.0~1.1V)
+2.5V
+1.5V
+1.2V
+1.8VSUS SMDDR
3V/5V
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Gateway Notebook tour

This section contains information about the external features and functions of the computer.

Front View

Icon Item 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®, Mini Secure Digital®, MultiMediaCard™, RS­MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital™, and xD-Picture Card™ cards.
Ventilation 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.
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Left View

Icon Item Description
Kensington™ lock slot
Ventilation fan Helps cool internal components.
Monitor port Plug an analog VGA monitor or projector into this port.
Secure your notebook to an object by connecting a Kensington cable lock to this slot.
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.
Ethernet jack Plug an Ethernet network cable into this jack. Plug the other
USB port Plug USB devices (such as a diskette drive, flash drive, printer,
Microphone jack Plug a microphone into this jack.
Headphone jack Plug amplified speakers or headphones into this jack. The
HDMI HDMI out jack
(optional)
end of the cable into a cable modem, DSL modem, or an Ethernet network jack.
scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into this port.
built-in speakers are turned off when speakers or headphones are plugged into this jacks.
Headphone with SPDIF support
Plug an HDMI device, such as a high definition television, into this optional jack.
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Right View

Icon Item Description

Rear View

DVD drive Insert CDs or DVDs into this drive.
USB ports Plug USB devices (such as a diskette drive, flash drive, printer,
scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into these ports.
Power indicator Press to turn the power on or off. You can also configure the
power button for Sleep/Resume mode.
Icon Item Description
Battery Provides power when the notebook is not plugged into AC
power.
Modem jack (optional) Plug a dial-up modem cable into this optional jack.
Power connector Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.
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Bottom View

Battery
Battery
lock
Memory/
Hard drive bay
MicroPCI
bay
Icon Item Description
Battery Provides power when the notebook is not plugged into AC
power.
Battery lock Slide to unlock the battery.
Battery latch Slide to release the battery.
MicroPCI bay MicroPCI modules are located in this bay.
Battery latch
Ventilation slots and cooling fan
Memory bay Memory modules are located in this bay.
Hard drive bay The hard drive is located in this bay.
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.
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Keyboard Area (selected models)

Speakers
Status
indicators
Keyboard
Power/Battery
indicators
Icon Item Description
Speakers Left and right speaker deliver stereo output.
Status indicators Inform you when a drive is in use or when a button has been
Keyboard Provides all the features of a full-sized, computer keyboard.
Power indicator LED on - Notebook is on.
Battery charge indicator
TouchPad Provides all the functionality of a mouse.
Capacitive touch keys Press to access capacitive touch key function.
Touchpad
pressed that affects how the keyboard is used. See “Status Indicators” on page 11.
LED blinking - Notebook is in Sleep or Hybrid Sleep mode.
LED off - Notebook is off.
LED orange - Battery is fully charged.
LED blinking orange - Battery is charging.
LED blinking red - Battery charge is very low.
LED solid red - Battery is malfunctioning.
Important: This LED only lights up when your notebook is
connected to AC power or the battery charge is very low.
Capacitive touch keys
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LCD Panel

Microphone
Icon Item 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.
Webcam
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Status Indicators

The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed.
Icon Item Description
Power indicator LED on - Notebook is on.
LED blinking - Notebook is in Sleep or Hybrid Sleep mode.
LED off - Notebook is off.
Battery charge indicator
Hard drive LED blinking - The drive is being accessed.
Caps lock LED on - Caps lock is turned on.
LED blue - Battery is fully charged.
LED red - Battery is charging.
Important: This LED only lights up when your notebook is
connected to AC power.
LED off - The drive is not being accessed.
LED off - Caps lock is turned off.
Num lock LED on - Num lock is turned on.
LED off - Num lock is turned off.
Bluetooth LED on - Bluetooth communication is turned on.
LED off - Bluetooth communication is turned off.
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TouchPad Basics

The following items show you how to use the TouchPad:
Touchpad
Left button
Move your finger across the TouchPad to move the cursor.
Press the left and right buttons located beneath the TouchPad to perform selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the TouchPad is the same as clicking the left button.
Function Left Button Right Button Main To uchPad
Execute Quickly click twice. Tap twice (at the same speed
Select Click once. Tap once.
Drag Click and hold, then use
finger on the TouchPad to drag the cursor.
Access context menu
NOTE: When using the TouchPad, keep it - and your fingers - dry and clean. The TouchPad is sensitive to
finger movement; hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response. Tapping too hard will not increase the TouchPad’s responsiveness.
Right button
as double-clicking a mouse button).
Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button); rest your finger on the TouchPad on the second tap and drag the cursor.
Click once.
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Using the Keyboard

Your Gateway NV42 has a close-to-full-sized keyboard and an embedded numeric keypad, separate cursor, lock, function and special keys.
Function
keys/
System
keys
Navigation keys
FN
key
Windows key
Application key
Arrow keys

Key Types

The keyboard has several different types of keys. Some keys perform specific actions when pressed alone and other actions when pressed in combination with another key.
Icon Key Type Description
Function keys Press these keys labeled F1 to F12 to perform actions in
programs. For example, pressing F1 may open help. Each program uses different function keys for different purposes. See the program documentation to find out more about the function key actions.
System keys Press these colored keys in combination with the Fn key to
perform specific actions. See “System Keys” on page 15.
Navigation keys Press these keys to move the cursor to the beginning of a line,
to the end of a line, up the page, down the page, to the beginning of a document, or to the end of a document.
Fn key Press the Fn key in combination with a colored system key to
perform a specific action.
Windows key Press this key to open the Windows Start menu. This key
can also be used in combination with other keys to open utilities. See “Windows Keys” on page 14.
Application key Press this key for quick access to shortcut menus and help
assistants in Windows.
Arrow keys Press these keys to move the cursor up, down, right, or left.
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Windows Keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Key Description
Windows key Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button;
it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of functions:
<>: Open or close the Start menu <> + <D>: Display the desktop <> + <E>: Open Windows Explore <> + <F>: Search for a file or folder <> + <G>: Cycle through Sidebar gadgets <> + <L>: Lock your computer (if you are connected to a network domain), or
switch users (if you're not connected to a network domain)
<> + <M>: Minimizes all windows <> + <R>: Open the Run dialog box <> + <T>: Cycle through programs on the taskbar <> + <U>: Open Ease of Access Center <> + <X>: Open Windows Mobility Center <> + <BREAK>: Display the System Properties dialog box <> + <SHIFT+M>: Restore minimized windows to the desktop <> + <TAB>: Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D <> + <SPACEBAR>: Bring all gadgets to the front and select Windows Sidebar
<CTRL> + <CTRL> + <> + <TAB>: Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the
Note: Depending on your edition of Windows Vista, some shortcuts may not function
<> + <F>: Search for computers (if you are on a network)
taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
as described.
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System Keys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like screen brightness, Bluetooth and WiFi.
To activate hot keys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination.
Hotkey Icon Description
Fn + F1 Turn the capacitive touch key LEDs on or off. For more information, see
“Using the status indicators” on page 24.
Fn + F3 Enter Sleep mode or Hybrid Sleep mode. Press the power button to leave
Sleep mode.
Fn + F4 Toggle the notebook display in the following order:
The LCD
An external monitor or projector (a monitor or projector must be plugged into the monitor port or HDMI port on your notebook)
Both displays at the same time
Fn + F6 Turn the optional Bluetooth radio on or off.
Warning: Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere with
equipment on commercial aircraft. Current aviation regulations require wireless devices to be turned off
while traveling in an airplane. Bluetooth communication devices are examples of devices that provide wireless communication.
Important: The wireless network switch must be in the ON position for
this button to work.
Fn + F7 Mute the sound. Press the key combination again to restore the sound.
Fn + F8 Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to
return.
Fn + F9 Play/ Pause—Plays or pauses the CD or DVD.
Fn + F10 Stop—Stops playing the CD or DVD.
Fn + F11 Previous—Skips back one CD track or DVD chapter.
Fn + 12 Next—Skips ahead one CD track or DVD chapter.
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Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Processor
Item Specification
CPU type AMD Turion/Sempron
CPU package Micro-PGA packaging, 638-pin
Core Logic AMD Turion/Sempron CPUs
•RS780MN
SB710
Chipset WPCE775 integrated power controller and keyboard controller
Integrated RS780MN VGA chip.
Features Supports the mobile and desktop Athlon 64/Athlon 64FX/
Athlon X2/Sempron/Turion 64 processors, including S1 socket CPUs.
Support for DDR2 system memories up to DDR2-667, with a maximum memory clock speed of 667MHz.
Integrated VGA.
One x4 A-Link Express II interface (PCI Express 1.1 compliant) for connection to an AMD Southbridge.
Support PCI bus at 33MHz.
Supports four SATA ports, complying with the SATA 1.0a specification
5 OHCI and 1 EHCI Host controllers to support 12 USB ports
Processor Specifications
Item
Athlon TF20
Athlon TF36
Athlon TF38
AthlonX2 TK42
CPU Fan Tru Value Table
CPU Temperature at
Diode (°C)
33 38 2700 28
40 45 3000 31
52 47 3300 34
60 67 3800 37
72 75 4000 40
92 89 4800
CPU
Speed
1.6 GHz 1 65 nm 512 kB S1 KC.ATF02.200
2.0 GHz 1 256 kB S1 KC.ATF02.360
2.2 GHz 1 256 kB S1 KC.ATF02.380
1.6 GHz 2 65 nm 1 MB S1 KC.ATK02.420
Cores
Fan Speed (RPM) SPL Spec (dBA)
Bus
Speed
(MHz)
Mfg.
Tech
Cache
Size
Package Acer P/N
Throttling 50%: On= 84°C; OFF=86°C
OS shut down at 100°C; H/W shut down(PH1) at 110°C
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Graphics
Item Specification
Display support Dual independent display support
Colors 16.7 million colors
External resolution/refresh rate
2048 x 1536: 75/60 Hz
1920 x 1440: 85/75/60 Hz
1920 x 1200: 75/60 Hz
1920 x 1080: 100/85/75/60 Hz
1680 x 945: 100/85/75/60 Hz
1600 x 1200: 120/100/85/75/60 Hz
1600 x 900: 120/100/85/75/60 Hz
1400 x 1050: 85/75/60 Hz
1366 x 768: 85/75/60 Hz
1280 x 1024: 120/100/85/75/60 Hz
1280 x 960: 85/75/60 Hz
1280 x 768: 85/75/60 Hz
1280 x 720: 100/85/75/60 Hz
1024 x 768: 120/100/85/75/60 Hz
800 x 600: 120/100/85/72/60 Hz
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System Memory
Item Specification
Memory controller Built in
Memory size N/A
DIMM socket number 2
Supports memory size per socket 2 GB
Supports maximum memory size 4 GB
Supports DIMM type DDR II 800/677Mhz SDRAM memory interface design
Supports DIMM Speed 800/677Mhz SDRAM
System Storage
Item Specification
HDD 9.5mm height, 2.5" HDD
Easily removable with no more than four screws
SATA bus
160-500GB
5400 rpm
SATA connector BTO
Hard Disk Drive Interface
Item Hard Disk Specification
Vendor & Model Name
Capacity (GB) 160 250 320 500 160 250
Bytes per sector
Data heads 2 2 4 4 2 2
Drive Format
Disks 1 1 2 2 1 1
Spindle speed (RPM)
Performance Specifications
Buffer size 8 MB 8 MB 8MB 8 MB 8 MB 8MB
In ter face SATA SATA S ATA SATA SATA SATA
Fast data transfer rate (Mbits/sec, max)
Media data transfer rate (Mbytes/sec max)
DC Power Requirements
Voltage tolerance
Seagate ST9160310AS
512 512 512 512 512 512
5400 5400 5400 5400 5400 5400
830
300 300 300 300 300 300
5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5%
Seagate ST9250315AS
1175 830 1175 845 875
Seagate ST9320320AS
Seagate ST9500325AS
Hitachi HTS54 3216L9A300
Hitachi HTS545025B9 A300
Item Hard Disk Specification
Vendor & Model Name
Capacity (GB) 320 500 160 250 320 500
Bytes per sector
Hitachi HTS545032B9 A300
512 512 512 512 512 512
Hitachi HTS545050B9 A300
To sh i ba MK1655GSX
To sh i ba MK2555GSX
To sh ib a MK3255GSX
To sh i ba MK5055GSX
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Item Hard Disk Specification
Data heads 2 4 2 2 4 4
Drive Format
Disks 1 2 1 1 2 2
Spindle speed (RPM)
Performance Specifications
Buffer size 8 MB 8 MB 8MB 8 MB 8 MB 8MB
In ter face SATA SATA S ATA SATA SATA SATA
Fast data transfer rate (Mbits/sec, max)
Media data transfer rate (Mbytes/sec max)
DC Power Requirements
Voltage tolerance
5400 5400 5400 5400 5400 5400
875 875 363 ~ 952
typical
300 300 300 300 300 300
5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5%
363 ~ 952 typical
363 ~ 952 typical
363 ~ 952 typical
Item Hard Disk Specificati o n
Vendor & Model Name
Capacity (GB) 160 250 320 500
Bytes per sector 512 512 512 512
Data heads 2434
Drive Format
Disks1222
Spindle speed (RPM) 5400 5400 5400 5400
Performance Specifications
Buffer size 8 MB 8 MB 8MB 8 MB
In terf ace S ATA SATA S ATA SATA
Fast data transfer rate (Mbits/sec, max)
Media data transfer rate (Mbytes/sec max)
DC Power Requirements
Voltage tolerance 5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5%
Western Digital WD1600BEVT-22ZCTO
N/A N/A N/A N/A
300 300 300 300
Western Digital WD2500BEVT-22ZCT0
Western Digital WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0
Western Digital WD5000BEVT-22ZAT0
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Optical Disk Drive
Item Specification
Type 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
Performance Specification
Transfer rate (MB/ sec)
Buffer Memory 2MB
Read/write speeds ·Read: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X
Interface SATA
Loading mechanism Drawer-Type
Power Requirement
Input Voltage DC 5 V +/- 5%
BIOS
Item Specification
BIOS vendor Phoenix
BIOS Version 2301
BIOS ROM type Flash
BIOS ROM size 16 MB
10.8
DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
·Write: 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R DL (double­layer), 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
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