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Gateway NV42 Series

Service Guide

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Copyright

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Disclaimer

The information in this guide is subject to change without notice.

Acer Incorporated makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Any Acer Incorporated software described in this manual is sold or licensed "as is". Should the programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and not Acer Incorporated, its distributor, or its dealer) assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, and any incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect in the software.

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

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

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Conventions

The following conventions are used in this manual:

SCREEN MESSAGES

Denotes actual messages that

 

appear on screen.

 

 

NOTE

Gives bits and pieces of additional

 

information related to the current

 

topic.

 

 

WARNING

Alerts you to any damage that might

 

result from doing or not doing

 

specific actions.

 

 

CAUTION

Gives precautionary measures to

 

avoid possible hardware or software

 

problems.

 

 

IMPORTANT

Reminds you to do specific actions

 

relevant to the accomplishment of

 

procedures.

 

 

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Preface

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

1.This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION decided for Acer's "global" product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e.g. add-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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Table of Contents

 

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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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

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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

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Gateway NV42 Exploded Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156

Main Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156

LCD Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

Gateway NV42 FRU List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158

Screw List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164

Model Definition and Configuration

166

Gateway NV42 Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.166

Test Compatible Components

169

Windows XP Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.170

Online Support Information

185

Index

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Chapter 1

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

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

Chapter 1

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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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Chapter 1

Modem (RJ-11) port

DC-in jack for AC adapter

Environment

Temperature:

Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F)

Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C (-4 °F to 149°F)

Humidity (non-condensing):

Operating: 20% to 80%

Non-operating: 20% to 80%

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3

System Block Diagram

DDRII-SODIMM1

 

 

 

 

CPU_CLK

 

 

 

 

+1.8VSUS

 

 

 

 

 

CLOCK GENERATOR

HOST 200MHz

 

PG 7,8

 

 

AMD S1g1

 

 

 

+SMDDR_VREF

DDR II 667 MHZ

 

 

HTREF_CLK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICS9LPRS476AKLFT

PCIE 100MHz

 

 

 

 

Caspian Processor

 

NBGFX_CLK

 

 

DDRII-SODIMM2

 

 

 

SLG8SP628VTR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB 48MHz

 

+1.8VSUS

 

 

 

 

 

NBGPP_CLK

 

RTM880N-795

VCC_CORE

 

+SMDDR_VREF

PG 7,8

 

+1.2V

(638 S1g1 socket)

 

 

 

 

REF 14MHz

CPU CORE

 

 

 

+2.5V

 

 

SBLINK_CLK

 

PG 3

 

 

 

 

 

+1.8VSUS

 

 

 

+3V

 

 

 

CPU THERMAL

 

VCC_CORE

 

PG 4,5,6

 

 

 

+NB_CORE

NB CORE

 

+SMDDR_VTERM

 

 

 

SENSOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1.0~1.1V)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3V

 

 

PG 8

 

 

 

 

 

HT_LINK(1.0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+2.5V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side port

 

 

 

800 MHZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+2.5V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG 9

 

 

 

 

 

NB

 

 

 

 

PCIE 0

 

Giga LAN

 

 

RJ45

 

 

 

 

 

+1.5V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BCM5784M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+1.5V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LVDS Panel(LED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RS780MN

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3V_S5

PG 21

 

 

PG 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+1.2V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIN

 

 

 

PG 18

LVDS(1ch)

 

21mm X 21mm, 528pin BGA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+1.2V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCIE 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+1.2V_S5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3V

 

CRT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+1.1V_NB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mini Card (WLAN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+5V

 

PG 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+1.8VSUS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+1.2V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+1.5V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+1.8V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3V

PG 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+1.8V

+1.8VSUS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GFX_TX0-3

+3V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+5V

 

HDMI

PG 19

 

 

 

 

 

+NB_CORE

 

 

 

 

PG 9,10,11,12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SBSRC_CLK

 

+SMDDR_VTERM

SMDDR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+SMDDR_VREF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A_LINK (X4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USBP4

 

Card Reader controller

 

 

Card Reader

 

 

+3VPCU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATA - HDD

SATA0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3V

RTS5159E

 

PG 23

 

 

 

PG 23

 

 

+3V_S5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3VSUS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+5V

 

 

 

PG 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SB710

 

 

 

USB2.0

USBP8

 

USB2.0 I/O Ports X1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3V

3V/5V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATA - ODD

SATA4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+5VPCU

 

 

PG 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+5VPCU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+5V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+5V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

21mm X 21mm, 528pin BGA

 

 

USBP10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT CONN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azalia

+1.2V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3VSUS

PG 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azalia Audio Codec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+1.2V_S5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+1.8V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CX20561-15z

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3V_S5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USBP5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBCAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG 13,14,15,16,17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+5V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VCCRTC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODEM CONN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USBP0;USBP1

USB2.0 Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LPC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HP+SPDF

 

MIC

 

 

AMP

 

 

 

(MDC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3.3V_SUS PG 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JACK

 

JACK

 

 

G1441

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+5V PG 20

 

PG 20

 

 

+5V+3V PG 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WPCE775

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3VPCU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG 26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POWER/B

 

FAN

 

Keyboard

 

 

Flash

 

Touch

MMB/B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG 25

 

 

 

 

ROM

 

Pad

+3V PG 26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG 8

 

 

PG 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3VPCU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG 26

 

+5V PG 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3VPCU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chapter 1

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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™, RS-

 

 

MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital™, and xD-Picture Card™

 

 

cards.

 

 

 

 

Ventilation fan

Helps cool internal components.

 

 

Warning: Do not work with the notebo ok 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

Secure your notebook to an object by connecting a

 

slot

Kensington cable lock to this slot.

 

 

 

 

Ventilation fan

Helps cool internal components.

 

 

Warning: Do not work with the notebo ok 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.

 

 

 

 

Monitor port

Plug an analog VGA monitor or projector into this port.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

USB port

Plug USB devices (such as a disk ette drive, flash drive, printer,

 

 

scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into this port.

 

 

 

 

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 jacks.

 

 

• Headphone with SPDIF support

 

 

 

HDMI

HDMI out jack

Plug an HDMI device, such as a high definition television, into

 

(optional)

this optional jack.

 

 

 

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Right View

Icon

Item

Description

 

 

 

 

DVD drive

Insert CDs or DVDs into this drive.

 

 

 

 

USB ports

Plug USB devices (such as a disk ette 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.

 

 

 

Rear View

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ventilation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slots and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cooling fan

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory bay

Memory modules are located in this bay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive bay

The hard drive is located in this bay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ventilation slots and

Helps cool internal components.

 

 

 

cooling fan

Warning: Do not work with the notebo ok 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.

8

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Keyboard Area (selected models)

Speakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capacitive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

touch keys

 

 

 

Status

 

 

 

 

 

indicators

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power/Battery

Touchpad

 

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

 

 

pressed that affects how the keyboard is used. See “Status

 

 

Indicators” on page 11.

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

Provides all the features of a full-sized, computer keyboard.

 

 

 

 

Power indicator

• LED on - Notebook is on.

 

 

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

 

 

• LED off - Notebook is off.

 

 

 

 

Battery charge

• LED orange - Battery is fully charged.

 

indicator

• 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.

 

TouchPad

Provides all the functionality of a mouse.

 

 

 

 

Capacitive touch keys

Press to access capacitive touch key function.

 

 

 

Chapter 1

9

LCD Panel

Microphone Webcam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

• LED blue - Battery is fully charged.

 

indicator

• LED red - Battery is charging.

 

 

 

 

Important: This LED only lights up when your notebook is

 

 

connected to AC power.

 

 

 

 

Hard drive

• LED blinking - The drive is being accessed.

 

 

• LED off - The drive is not being accessed.

 

 

 

 

Caps lock

• LED on - Caps lock is turned on.

 

 

• 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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11

TouchPad Basics

The following items show you how to use the TouchPad:

Touchpad

 

 

 

 

Left button

Right 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 TouchPad

 

 

 

 

Execute

Quickly click twice.

 

Tap twice (at the same speed

 

 

 

as double-clicking a mouse

 

 

 

button).

 

 

 

 

Select

Click once.

 

Tap once.

 

 

 

 

Drag

Click and hold, then use

 

Tap twice (at the same speed

 

finger on the TouchPad to

 

as double-clicking a mouse

 

drag the cursor.

 

button); rest your finger on

 

 

 

the TouchPad on the second

 

 

 

tap and drag the cursor.

 

 

 

 

Access

 

Click once.

 

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.

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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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13

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> + < > + <F>: Search for computers (if you are on a network)

 

<CTRL> + < > + <TAB>: Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the

 

taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D

 

Note: Depending on your edition of Windows Vista, some shortcuts may not function

 

as described.

14

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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.

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1

15

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 IIinte rface (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

 

CPU

Cores

 

Bus

 

Mfg.

 

Cache

 

 

Package

Acer P/N

 

 

 

Speed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speed

 

 

Tech

 

Size

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(MHz)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athlon

 

1.6 GHz

1

 

 

 

 

 

65 nm

 

512 kB

 

S1

KC.ATF02.200

 

TF20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athlon

 

2.0 GHz

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

256 kB

 

S1

KC.ATF02.360

 

TF36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athlon

 

2.2 GHz

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

256 kB

 

S1

KC.ATF02.380

 

TF38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AthlonX2

 

1.6 GHz

2

 

 

 

 

65 nm

 

1 MB

 

S1

KC.ATK02.420

 

TK42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPU Fan Tru Value Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPU Temperature at

 

Fan Speed (RPM)

SPL Spec (dBA)

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throttling 50%: On= 84°C; OFF=86°C

OS shut down at 100°C; H/W shut down(PH1) at 110°C

16

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Graphics

Item

Specification

 

 

Display support

Dual independent display support

Colors

16.7 million colors

 

 

External

• 2048 x 1536: 75/60 Hz

resolution/refresh

• 1920 x 1440: 85/75/60 Hz

rate

• 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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17

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 &

Seagate

Seagate

 

 

Seagate

 

Seagate

Hitachi

 

Hitachi

 

Model Name

ST9160310AS

ST9250315AS

 

ST9320320AS

 

ST9500325AS

HTS54

 

HTS545025B9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3216L9A300

 

A300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capacity (GB)

160

250

 

 

 

320

 

500

160

 

250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bytes per

512

512

 

 

 

512

 

512

512

 

512

 

sector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data heads

2

2

 

 

 

4

 

4

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drive Format

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disks

1

1

 

 

 

2

 

2

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spindle speed

5400

5400

 

 

 

5400

 

5400

5400

 

5400

 

(RPM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buffer size

8 MB

8 MB

 

 

8MB

 

8 MB

8 MB

 

8MB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interface

SATA

SATA

 

 

SATA

 

SATA

SATA

 

SATA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fast data

830

1175

 

 

 

830

 

1175

845

 

875

 

transfer rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Mbits/sec,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

max)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media data

300

300

 

 

 

300

 

300

300

 

300

 

transfer rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Mbytes/sec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

max)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC Power Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voltage

5V ±5%

5V ±5%

 

 

5V ±5%

 

5V ±5%

5V ±5%

 

5V ±5%

 

tolerance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

 

 

 

 

 

Hard Disk Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor &

Hitachi

Hitachi

 

 

Toshiba

 

Toshiba

Toshiba

 

Toshiba

 

Model Name

HTS545032B9

HTS545050B9

 

MK1655GSX

 

MK2555GSX

MK3255GSX

 

MK5055GSX

 

 

A300

A300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capacity (GB)

320

500

 

 

 

160

 

250

320

 

500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bytes per

512

512

 

 

 

512

 

512

512

 

512

 

sector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

5400

5400

5400

5400

5400

5400

(RPM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buffer size

8 MB

8 MB

8MB

8 MB

8 MB

8MB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interface

SATA

SATA

SATA

SATA

SATA

SATA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fast data

875

875

363 ~ 952

363 ~ 952

363 ~ 952

363 ~ 952

transfer rate

 

 

typical

typical

typical

typical

(Mbits/sec,

 

 

 

 

 

 

max)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media data

300

300

300

300

300

300

transfer rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Mbytes/sec

 

 

 

 

 

 

max)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC Power Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voltage

5V ±5%

5V ±5%

5V ±5%

5V ±5%

5V ±5%

5V ±5%

tolerance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

 

 

Hard Disk Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor & Model Name

 

Western Digital

Western Digital

Western Digital

Western Digital

 

 

WD1600BEVT-22ZCTO

WD2500BEVT-22ZCT0

WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0

WD5000BEVT-22ZAT0

Capacity (GB)

 

160

250

320

500

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bytes per sector

 

512

512

512

512

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data heads

 

2

4

3

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drive Format

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disks

 

1

2

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spindle speed (RPM)

 

5400

5400

5400

5400

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buffer size

 

8 MB

8 MB

8MB

8 MB

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interface

 

SATA

SATA

SATA

SATA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fast data transfer rate

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

(Mbits/sec, max)

 

 

 

 

 

Media data transfer

 

300

300

300

300

rate

 

 

 

 

 

(Mbytes/sec max)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC Power Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voltage tolerance

 

5V ±5%

5V ±5%

5V ±5%

5V ±5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Optical Disk Drive

Item

 

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

Type

8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive

 

Performance

 

 

 

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer rate (MB/

10.8

 

 

sec)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buffer Memory

2MB

 

 

 

 

 

Read/write speeds

·Read: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X

 

 

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 (double-

 

 

layer), 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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LCD 10.1”

Item

 

Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor/model name

AU Optronics

Chi Mei

Samsung

LG

Screen Diagonal (mm)

354.95

354.95

354.95

354.95

 

 

 

 

 

Active Area (mm)

309.40 X

309.40 X

309.40 X

309.40 X

 

173.95

173.95

173.95

173.95

 

 

 

 

 

Display resolution (pixels)

1366x768

1366x768

1366x768

1366x768

 

 

 

 

 

Pixel Pitch (mm)

0.2265X0.226

0.2265X0.226

0.2265X0.226

0.2265X0.226

 

5

5

5

5

 

 

 

 

 

Typical White Luminance (cd/m2)

200

220

220

220

also called Brightness

 

 

 

 

Contrast Ratio

500

650

500

500

 

 

 

 

 

Response Time (Optical Rise

8

8

8

8

Time/Fall Time) msec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Typical Power Consumption

4.8

4.8

3.2

4.5

(watt)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weight (without inverter)

350

355

360

350

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Size (mm)

324x192.5x5.

324x192.5x5.

324x192.5x5.

324x192.5x5.

 

2

2

2

2

Electrical Interface

1 ch. LVDS

1 ch. LVDS

LVDS

LVDS

 

 

 

 

 

Viewing Angle (degree)

 

 

 

 

Horizontal (Right)/CR = 10 (Left)

45/45 (typical)

45/45 (typical)

45/45 (typical)

40/40 (min)

Vertical (Upper)/CR = 10 (Lower)

15/35 (typical)

20/45 (typical)

15/35 (typical)

10/30 (min)

 

 

 

 

 

Audio Interface

Item

Specifications

 

 

Audio Controller

• Conexant CX-20561-15Z Azalia Codec

 

• Amplifier GMT G1441

 

 

Audio onboard or option

Built-in

 

 

Mono or Stereo

Stereo

 

 

Resolution

2.1

 

 

Compatibility

Headphone-out with S/PDIF, Line-In and Microphone-In.2 stereo ADCs

 

support 16/20/24-bit PCM format recording simultaneously.

 

 

Sampling Rate.

All DACs supports 16/20/24-bit, 44.1k/48k/96k/192kHz sample rate.All

 

ADCs supports 16/20/24-bit, 44.1k/48k/96k/192kHz sample rate.Two

 

independent S/PDIF-OUT converters support 16/20/24-bit, 44.1k/48k/88.2k/

 

96k/192kHz sample rate. One for normal S/PDIF output, the other one

 

output an independent digital stream to HDMI transmitter.

 

 

Internal Microphone

• Digital MICRO PHONE ZK2(HFM-M101-006-L19-G)

 

• Digital MICRO PHONE ZK2(A-OA2408FM-018)

 

 

Internal speaker/

Two Med-High Speakers (2W/4Ohm) and one Subwoofer (3W/4Ohm)

Quantity

 

 

 

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LAN Interface

Item

 

Specification

 

 

LAN Chipset

Broadcom BCM5784M 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet

 

LAN Controller with Integrated Transceiver

 

 

 

Features

Integrated 10/100/1000BASE-T transceiver

 

 

• Automatic MDI crossover function

 

PCIe v1.1 compliant

 

10/100/1000BASE-T full-duplex/half-duplex MAC

 

• Receive side scaling (RSS) for multicore processors

 

• Complies with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab, and

 

02.1p

 

Supports iSCSI boot

 

• FLASH Auto-Sense mode

 

• IPv4 and IPv6 large send offload and checksum

 

offload (LSO/TCO)

 

• Wake on LAN (WOL) support meeting the ACPI

 

requirements

 

• Statistics for SNMP MIB II, Ethernet-like MIB, and

 

• Ethernet MIB (IEEE 802.3z, Clause 30)

 

• SMBus interface supporting Alert Standard Format

 

(ASF) v2.0

 

• Self-boot feature, utilizing smaller EEPROM size

 

• Serial flash memory support

 

• PCI Express CLKREQ support

 

Energy Detect/Cable Sense

 

• Super Low Power Mode, for ultra-low power

 

consumption

 

• 68-pin QFN package

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

Item

 

Specification

 

 

 

Type

 

flat keyboard

 

 

 

Total number of keypads

 

84

 

 

 

Windows logo key

 

Yes

 

 

 

Internal & external keyboard work

 

Plug USB keyboard to the USB port directly: Yes

simultaneously

 

 

 

 

 

Mini Card

 

 

 

 

 

Item

 

Specification

 

 

Number Supported

1

 

 

 

Features

1 mini card slot for WLAN (half-size)

 

52 pin connector

 

 

 

Bluetooth interface

 

 

 

 

 

Item

 

Specification

 

 

 

Chipset

 

• Foxconn Bluetooth FOX_ T60H928.11 Bluetooth

 

 

module

 

 

 

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Item

 

 

 

Specification

 

 

 

 

Features

 

• Embedded USB solution with antenna

 

 

Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

 

 

• Bluetooth control for BT optical mouse

 

 

 

 

 

Specifications

 

Radio Technology FHSS

 

 

• Operating Frequency: 2402 ~ 2480MHz ISM band

 

 

• Channel Numbers: 79 channels with 1MHz BW

 

 

• Transmitter Output Power: -4~4dBm output power for

 

 

 

class2 operation

 

 

• Receiver Sensitivity:-78dBm @ 0.1% BER (Max)

 

 

• Maximum Receiver Signal: -10dBm

 

 

Operating Voltage: 3.3V+/-0.3V

 

 

Interface:USB2.0

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless LAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

 

 

 

Specification

 

 

 

 

Type

 

IEEE802.11 b/g Half PCI-e Card

 

 

 

 

 

Features

 

IEEE 802.11 b/g

 

 

• PCI-Express Half Mini card (H2 type)

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

 

Vendor & model name

SIMPLO AS-2009C, SANYO

 

 

AS-2009C

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery Type

Li-ion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pack capacity

4400mAh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of battery cell

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Package configuration

3S2P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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System Utilities

BIOS Setup Utility

The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/ Output System).

Your computer is already properly configured and optimi zed, 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 Utility, press F2 during POST (when “Press <F2> to enter Setup” message is prompted on the bottom of screen).

Press F2 to enter setup. The default parameter of F12 Boot Menu is set to “disabled”. If you want to change boot device without entering BIOS 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 BIOS SETUP Utility.

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options: Information, Main, Advanced, Security, Boot, and Exit.

Follow these instructions:

To choose a menu, use the left and right arrow keys.

To choose an item, use the up and down arrow keys.

To change the value of a parameter, press F5 or F6.

A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press Enter to expand this item.

Press Esc while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu.

In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing F9. You can also press F10 to save any changes made and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

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 ca refully when making changes to parameter values. Please note that system information is subject to different models.

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Information

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

Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility

 

 

Information

Main

Advanced

Security

Boot Exit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPU Type

 

AMD Athlon(tm) Processor TF-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPU Speed

 

1

600 MHz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDD1 Model Name:

WDC WD2500BEVT-22ZCT0

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDD1 Serial Number:

WD-WXE509A11125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATAPI Model Name:

HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT20N

 

 

 

 

 

 

System BIOS Version:

V0.2301

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIOS Date (mm/dd/yy):

0

6/08/09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGESA Verstion:

03.05.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NB CIM Version:

4

.6.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SB BIOS Version:

4

.9.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VGA BIOS Version:

AT i 010.094.001.014.032625

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serial Number:

 

Z080SK02C192511ED42500

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asset Tag Number:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Name:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manufacturer Name:

Gateway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UUID:

 

A0A4CA411D5CDE119CA900238BE2BF15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F1

Help

Select

Item

F5/F6

Change Values

F9

Setup

Default

 

 

ESC

Exit

Select

Menu Enter

Select

SubMenu

F1 0

Save

and Exit

NOTE: The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ according to model. The table below describes the parameters in this screen.

Parameter

Description

 

 

CPU Type

This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system.

 

 

CPU Speed

This field shows the speed of the CPU.

 

 

HDD1 Model Name

This field shows the model name of HDD1 installed on primary IDE

 

master.

 

 

HDD1 Serial Number

This field displays the serial number of HDD1 installed on primary

 

IDE master.

 

 

ATAPI Model Name

This field shows the model name of the Optical device installed in

 

the system.

 

 

System BIOS Version

Displays system BIOS version.

 

 

BIOS Date

This field displays the BIOS date of the system.

 

 

AGESA Version

This field displays the AGESA version of the system.

 

 

NB CIM Version

This field displays the NB CIM version of the system.

 

 

SB CIM Version

This field displays the SB CIM version of the system.

 

 

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 displays the product name of the system.

 

 

Manufacturer Name

This field displays the manufacturer of this system.

 

 

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Parameter

Description

 

 

UUID Number

Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) is an identifier standard used in

 

software construction, standardized by the Open Software

 

Foundation (OSF) as part of the Distributed Computing Environment

 

(DCE).

 

 

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Main

The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable boot option and recovery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phoenix SecureCode(tm) Setup Utility

 

 

 

 

Information

 

Main

 

Advanced

Security

Boot

Exit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System Time:

 

 

[10:49:59]

 

 

 

Item Specific Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System Date:

 

 

[05/03/2009]

 

 

 

<Tab>, <Shift-Tab>, or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Memory:

 

 

2048 MB

 

 

 

<Enter> selects field.

 

 

Video Memory:

 

 

[256 MB]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quiet Boot

 

 

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network Boot

 

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F12 Boot Menu

 

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D2D Recovery

 

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATA Mode

 

 

[AHCI Mode]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enable Cool ‘n’ Quiet

[Enabled]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F1

Help

 

Select

Item

F5/F6

Change

Values

F9

Setup

Default

 

ESC

Exit

 

Select

Menu

Enter

Select

SubMenu

F10

Save

and Exit

NOTE: The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ.

The table below describes the parameters in this screen.

Parameter

Description

Format/Option

 

 

 

System Time

Sets the system time. The hours are displayed with 24-

Format: HH:MM:SS

 

hour format.

(hour:minute:second)

 

 

 

System Date

Sets the system date.

Format MM/DD/YYYY

 

 

(month/day/year)

 

 

 

Total Memory

This field reports the memory size of the system.

N/A

 

 

 

Video Memory

This field shows the memory allocated for the video

N/A

 

graphics.

 

 

 

 

Quiet Boot

Allows startup to skip certain tests while booting,

Option: Enabled or

 

decreasing the time needed to boot the system.

Disabled

 

 

 

Network Boot

Enables, disables the system boot from LAN (remote

Option: Enabled or

 

server).

Disabled

F12 Boot Menu

Enables, disables Boot Menu during POST.

Option: Enabled or Enabled

 

 

 

D2D Recovery

Enables, disables D2D Recovery function. The function

Option: Enabled or

 

allows the user to create a hidden partition on hard disc

Disabled

 

drive to store operation system and restore the system

 

 

to factory defaults.

 

 

 

 

SATA Mode

Control the mode in which the SATA controller should

Option: AHCI or IDE

 

operate.

 

 

 

 

Enable Cool ‘n’

Enables, disables Cool ‘n’ Quiet. The function reduces

Option: Enabled or

Quiet

the clock rate and voltage when the processor is idle for

Disabled

 

lower power consumption and heat generation.

 

 

 

 

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Advanced

The Advanced screen allows you to enable and disable advanced chipset options.

Pheonix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility

 

Information

Main

 

Advanced

 

Security

Boot Exit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item Specific Help

 

 

Advanced Chipset Control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select options for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legacy USB Support:

 

 

[Enabled]

 

 

Advanced Chipset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

features.

 

 

 

LOM Boot Rom

 

 

 

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OSC Support

 

 

 

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cannot_Find_String

 

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Processor Assisted Virtualization [Disabled]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F1 Help

 

Select

Item

F5/F6

Change Values

F9

Setup

Default

 

ESC Exit

 

Select

Menu

Enter

Select

SubMenu

F10

Save

and Exit

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

Parameter

Description

Option

 

 

 

Legacy USB Support

Enables, disables Legacy USB Support. The function

Option: Enabled

 

allows the BIOS to interact with a USB keyboard.

or Disabled

 

 

 

LOM Boot Rom

Enables, disables LOM Boot Rom.

Option: Enabled

 

 

or Disabled

OSC Support

Enables, disables operating system command support.

Option: Enabled

 

 

or Disabled

Cannot_Find_String

Enables, disables Cannot_Find_String command error

Option: Enabled

 

message.

or Disabled

Processor Assisted

Enables, disables Processor Assisted Virtualization.

Option: Enabled

Virtualization

 

or Disabled

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Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use.

 

 

 

 

Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility

 

 

Information

Main

Advanced

Security

Boot

Exit

 

 

 

Supervisor Password Is:

Clear

 

 

 

 

Item Specific Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

User Password Is:

 

Clear

 

 

 

 

Supervisor Password

HDD Password Is:

 

Clear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

controls access to the

Set Supervisor Password

[Enter]

 

 

 

setup utility.

 

Set User Password

 

[Enter]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set HDD Password

 

[Enter]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Password on Boot

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

 

 

 

F1

Help

 

Select

Item

F5/F6

Change

Values

F9

Setup

Default

ESC

Exit

 

Select

Menu

Enter

Select

 

SubMenu

F10

Save

and Exit

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

Parameter

Description

Option

 

 

 

Supervisor Password Is

Shows the setting of the Supervisor password

Clear or Set

User Password Is

Shows the setting of the user password.

Clear or Set

 

 

 

HDD Password Is

Shows the setting of the hard disk password.

Clear or Set

 

 

 

Set Supervisor Password

Press Enter to set the supervisor password. When set,

N/A

 

this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from

 

 

unauthorized access. The user can not either enter the

 

 

Setup menu nor change the value of parameters.

 

 

 

 

Set User Password

Press Enter to set the user password. When user

N/A

 

password is set, this password protects the BIOS Setup

 

 

Utility from unauthorized access. The user can enter

 

 

Setup menu only and does not have right to change the

 

 

value of parameters.

 

 

 

 

Set HDD Password

Enter HDD Password.

N/A

 

 

 

Password on Boot

Defines whether a pass word is required or not while the

Disabled or

 

events defined in this group happened. The following

Enabled

 

sub-options are all requires the Supervisor password

 

 

for changes and should be grayed out if the user

 

 

password was used to enter setup.

 

NOTE: When you are prompted to enter a password, you have three tries before the system halts. Don’t forget your password. If you forget your password, you may have to return your notebook computer to your dealer to reset it.

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Setting a Password

Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password:

1.Use the ↑ and ↓ keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears:

Set Supervisor Password

Enter New Password

[

 

]

 

Confirm New Password

[

 

]

2.Type a password in the “Enter New Password” fiel d. The password length can not exceed 8 alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, not case sensitive). Retype the password in the “Confirm New Password” field.

IMPORTANT:Be very careful when typing your password bec ause the characters do not appear on the screen.

3.Press Enter. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to “Set”.

4.If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter.

5.When you are done, press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Removing a Password

Follow these steps:

1.Use the ↑ and ↓ keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears:

Set Supervisor Password

Enter Current Password

[

 

]

 

Enter New Password

[

 

]

Confirm New Password

[

]

2.Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter.

3.Press Enter twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields. The computer then sets the Supervisor Password parameter to “Clear”.

4.When you have changed the settings, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Changing a Password

1.Use the ↑ and ↓ keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears.

Set Supervisor Password

Enter Current Password

[

 

]

 

Enter New Password

[

 

]

Confirm New Password

[

]

2.Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter.

3.Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field.

4.Press Enter. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to “Set”.

5.If desired, you can enable the Password on boot parameter.

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6. When you are done, press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. If the verification is OK, the screen will display as following.

Setup Notice

Changes have been saved.

[Continue]

The password setting is complete after the user presses Enter.

If the current password entered does not match the actual current password, the screen will show you the Setup Warning.

Setup Warning

Invalid Password.

[Continue]

If the new password and confirm new password strings do not match, the screen will display the following message.

Setup Warning

Passwords do not match. Re-enter password.

[Continue]

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Boot

This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the USB diskette drives, the onboard hard disk drive and the DVD drive in the module bay.

Select Boot Devices to select specific devices to support boot.

 

 

 

Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility

 

 

Information Main

Advanced

Security

Boot

Exit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boot priority order:

 

 

 

 

Item Specific Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1: IDE HDD: WDC WD2500BEVT-22ZCT0-(S1)

 

Keys used to view or

 

 

 

2: CD/DVD: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT20N-(PM)

 

 

 

3: PCI LAN: MBA v11.4.1

Slot 0200

 

 

configure devices:

 

 

4: USB HDD:

 

 

 

 

Up and Down arrows

 

 

5: USB FDD:

 

 

 

 

select a device.

 

 

6: USB KEY:

 

 

 

 

<F6> and <F5> moves

 

 

 

7: USB CD/DVD:

 

 

 

 

 

 

8:

 

 

 

 

the device up or down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F1

Help

Select

Item

F5/F6

Change

Values

F9

Setup

Defaults

Es c

Exit

Select

Menu

Enter

Select

Sub-Menu

F10

Save

and Exit

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Exit

The Exit screen allows you to save or discard any changes you made and quit the BIOS Utility.

Information

 

 

 

Phoenix SecureCore (tm) Setup Utility

 

 

Main

Advanced

Security

Boot

Exit

 

 

 

Exit Saving Changes

 

 

 

 

Item

Specific Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exit Discarding Changes

 

 

 

Exit System Setup and

Load Setup Defaults

 

 

 

 

Discard Changes

 

 

 

 

save your changes to

Save Changes

 

 

 

 

 

CMOS.

 

 

F1

Help

 

Select

Item

F5/F6

Change

Values

F9

Setup

Defaults

Es c

Exit

 

Select

Menu

Enter

Select

Sub-Menu

F10

Save

and Exit

The table below describes the parameters in this screen.

Parameter

Description

 

 

Exit Saving Changes

Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.

 

 

Exit Discarding

Exit utility without saving setup data to CMOS.

Changes

 

 

 

Load Setup Default

Load default values for all SETUP item.

 

 

Discard Changes

Load previous values from CMOS for all SETUP items.

 

 

Save Changes

Save Setup Data to CMOS.

 

 

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BIOS Flash Utility

The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions:

New versions of system programs

New features or options

Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted.

Use the Flash16 utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM.

NOTE: Do not install memory-related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when you use the Flash16 Utility.

NOTE: Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the flashit utility. If the battery pack does not contain enough power to finish the BIOS flash, you may not boot the system because the BIOS is not completely loaded.

Using the Flash16 Utility to Update the BIOS

Follow the steps below to run the Flash16 Utility.

1.Prepare a bootable diskette.

2.Copy the flash utilities to the bootable diskette.

3.Boot the system from the bootable diskette.

4.Run Phlash16.exe z08_2301.wph /mode=3 /x. After flashing the BIOS the system will restart.

5.During POST, press F2 to enter into the BIOS setup screen.

6.Navigate to the Exit page, choose Load Setup Defaults then press ENTER.

7.When a Setup Confirmation appears, choose 'Yes’. The system will restart with the BIOS settings inlcuded in the utility.

WinFlash Utility

Perform the following steps to use the WinFlash Utility:

1.Double-click the WinFlash executable.

2.Click OK to begin the update. WinFlash closes all applications and shuts down the system. NOTE: Place only one *.wph file with flash32.exe in the same folder when executing this procedure.

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Remove HDD/BIOS Password Utilities

This section provides you with details about removing HDD/BIOS password:

Remove HDD Password:

If you key in the wrong HDD password three times, an error is generated.

To reset the HDD password, perform the following steps:

1.An error code is generated for unlocking the HDD. Note down this code.

2.Run HDD_PW.EXE in DOS Mode.

3.Create the unlock code by inserting the numbers noted in the previous step into the following format: hdd_pw 15494 0

4.Select 2 to obtain the password. The following passwords can be used for unlocking the HDD.

Password: 0KJFN42 Password: UVEIQ96

5.Shut down the computer by pressing down the Power button for 4 seconds.

6.Turn on the computer and key in the password to unlock the HDD.

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Removing BIOS Passwords:

To clear the User or Supervisor passwords through hardware, open the WLAN door and use a metal instrument to short the J1 jumper.

Cleaning BIOS Passwords

To clean the User or Supervisor passwords using software utilities, perform the following steps: If you key in the wrong BIOS password three times, an error is generated.

To reset the BIOS password, perform the following steps:

1.An error code is generated for unlocking the BIOS. Note down this code.

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2.Create the unlock code by inserting the numbers noted in the previous step into the following format: bios_pw 14452 0

3.Select 2 to obtain the password. The following passwords can be used for unlocking the BIOS

Password: qjjg9vy Password: 07yqmjd Password: cjl14tm Password: 6mbzjaj

4.Shut down the computer by pressing down the Power button for 4 seconds.

5.Turn on the computer and key in the password to unlock the BIOS.

6.Press 1 or 2 to clean the desired password shown on the screen.

Using Boot Sequence Selector

The Boot Sequence Selector allows the boot order to be changed without accessing the BIOS. To use Boot Sequence Selector, perform the following steps:

1.Enter into DOS.

2.Execute BS.exe to display the usage screen.

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3.Select the desired boot sequence by entering the corresponding sequence. For example, enter BS2 to change the boot sequence to HDD | CD ROM | LAN | Floppy.

Using DMITools

The DMI (Desktop Management Interface) Tool copies BIOS information to EEPROM to be used in the DMI pool for hardware management.

When the BIOS displays Verifying DMI pool data it is checking that the table correlates with the hardware before sending to the operating system (Windows, etc.).

To update the DMI Pool, perform the following steps:

1.Boot into DOS.

2.Execute dmitools. The following messages report to screen to confirm completion:

dmitools /r ==> Read dmi string from bios

dmitools /wm xxxx ==> Write manufacturer name to eeprom (max. 16 characters)

dmitools /wp xxxx ==> Write product name to eeprom (max. 16 characters)

dmitools /ws xxxx ==> Write serial number to eeprom (max. 22 characters)

dmitools /wu xxxx ==> Write uuid to eeprom

dmitools /wa xxxx ==> Write asset tag to eeprom (max. 32 characters)

The following examples show the commands and the corresponding output information.

Read DMI Information from Memory

Input: dmitools /r

Output:

Manufacturer (Type1, Offset04h): Acer

Product Name (Type1, Offset05h): TravelMate xxxxx

Serial Number (Type1, Offset07h): 01234567890123456789

UUID String (Type1, Offset08h): xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx Asset Tag (Type3, Offset04h): Acer Asstag

Write Product Name to EEPROM

Input:

dmitools /wp Acer

Write Serial Number to EEPROM

Input:

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dmitools /ws 01234567890123456789

4). Write UUID to EEPROM (Create UUID from Intel WFM20.pdf)

Input:

dmitools /wu

5). Write Asset Tag to EEPROM

Input:

dmitools /wa Acer Asstag

NOTE: When using any of the Write options, restart the system to make the new DMI data effective.

Using the LAN MAC EEPROM Utility

You can use the MAC.BAT utility to write the MAC.CFG file to the EEPROM under DOS mode.

1.Use a text editor (for example: Notepad) to open the MAC.CFG file. You can see the MAC.CFG contents as below:

WriteData = ‘001122334455'

MAC value

StartAddr=7A

MAC address

WriteLeng=6

MAC value length

KeepByte=0

don’t care

WriteData= '001122334455' <------- MAC value

StartAddr=7A <------- MAC address

WriteLeng=6 <------- MAC value length

KeepByte=0 <------- can be any value

2.Boot into DOS.

3.Execute MAC.BAT to write MAC information to eeprom.

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