Acer Laptop 2900 user manual

User manual for the device Acer Laptop 2900

Device: Acer Laptop 2900
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Date of adding : 2014-11-30 17:45:39
Number of pages: 115
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Acer TravelMate 290/Extensa 2900 Series
Service Guide
Service guide files and updates are available
on the ACER/CSD web; for more information,
please refer to http://csd.acer.com.tw
Project Code: T44 for TravelMate 290
Please note that this model (also named TravelMate 290) is different model from previous TravelMate 290.
These two models have the same names--TravelMate 290 with the same housing, but have different hardware
specification. The part numbers on the notebooks initiates as LX.T44.

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Revision History Please refer to the table below for the updates made on TravelMate 290/Extensa 2900 service guide. Date Chapter Updates II

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Copyright Copyright © 2004 by Acer Incorporated. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated. Disclaimer The information in this guide is subject to change without notice. Acer Incorporated makes no r

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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. IV

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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

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VI

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Table of Contents Chapter 1 System Specifications 1 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Table of Contents External CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Memory Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Power System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Touchpad Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 1 System Specifications Features This computer was designed with the user in mind. Here are just a few of its many features: Performance ® ® Intel Pentium M processor at 1.3 ~ 1.7 GHz or higher Intel 855PM Chipset Memory upgradeable up to 2GB with 2 slots Internal removable optical drive (AcerMedia bay) High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk Li-Ion main battery pack Power management system with ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface) Display 14.1” or 15.0” Thin-Film Transi

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I/O Ports One type II CardBus PC Card slot One RJ-45 jack (Ethernet 10/100) One RJ-11 phone jack (V.92) One DC-in jack for AC adapter One parallel port One VGA port for external monitor One speaker/headphone-out jack (3.5mm mini jack) One microphone-in jack Three USB 2.0 ports (Two in rear and one on left) One FIR port (IrDA) One S-video port One IEEE1394 port 2 Chapter 1

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System Block Diagram Chapter 1 3 A B C D E Acer confidential Block Diagram Model Name :TM290(Heron3) File Name : LA-2231 Rev:0.1 Mobile Banias Thermal Sensor Clock Generator SPR Conn 1 1 uFCBGA/uFCPGA CPU MAX6654 page 4,5 478pin page 4 page 12 page 34 HA#(3..31) HD#(0..63) System Bus 400MHz Fan Control Memory page 30 CRT Connector BUS(DDR) DDR-SO-DIMM X2 page 18 Odem B 2.5V 200MHz BANK 0, 1, 2, 3 page 9,10,11 uFCBGA-593 pin AGP4X(1.5V) VGA AGP Conn page 6,7,8 Board page 17 2 MULTIO 2 Ext. Board

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Board Layout Top View JP1 CRT Connector JP16 Module Connector JP2 Parallel Port JP17 Mini PCI Connector JP3 IEEE 1394 Connector JP18 Speaker Connector JP4 TV-OUT Connector JP19 Headphone-out Jack JP5 RJ11/RJ45 Connector JP20 SD Socket JP6 USB Connector X2 JP21 Microphone-in Jack JP7 CPU FAN Connector JP22 HDD Connector JP8 USB Connector JP23 LED Cable Connector JP9 POWER Board Connector PCN1 AC-IN Jack JP10 MBC Connector PJP9 Battery Connector JP11 VGA Board Connector SW3 Wireless Kill Switch

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Bottom View JP25 SO-DIMM Socket U32 AC’97 Codec JP26 SO-DIMM Socket U35 CardBus Controller U29 IEEE 1394 Connector U36 EC Chapter 1 5

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Outlook View A general introduction of ports allow you to connect peripheral devices, as you would with a desktop PC. Front Open View # Icon Item Description 1 Display screen Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output. 2 Power Button Turns on the computer power. 3 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 4 Click buttons (left and The left and right buttons function like the right) left and right mouse buttons; the center button

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Front View # Icon Item Description 1 Latch Latch for opening and colsing the computer. 2 AcerMedia bay For hot-swappable modules including 24x CD-ROM, 8x DVD-ROM, or 24/10/8/24x DVD/CD-RW combo or 2x DVD-RW. Chapter 1 7

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Left Panel # Icon Item Description 1 Infrared port Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer, IR-aware computer). 2 PC card slot Accepts one Type II 16-bit PC card or 32- bit CardBus PC card. 3 Wireless Enables and disables wireless communication switch communication devices. 4 Stereo speaker Outputs sound. 5 Headphone/Speaker/ Connects to headphones or other line-out Line-out jack audio devices (speakers). 6 Microphone/Line-in Accepts input from external microphone, or jack o

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Right Panel # Icon Item Description 1 Stereo speaker Outputs sound. 2 HDD Houses the computer hard disk. 3 Ventialtion slot Enables the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. 4 DC-in jack Connects the AC adapter. Chapter 1 9

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Rear Panel # Item Description # Item Description # Item Description # Icon Item Description 1 IEEE 1394 port Connects IEEE 1394 devices. 2 S-video Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. 3 Ethernet port Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based network. 4 Modem port Connects to a phone line. 5 Two USB 2.0 ports Connects to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 6 External display port Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector).

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Bottom Panel # Icon Item Description 1 RAM slot Houses the computer’s main memory. 2 AcerMedia bay release Unlatches the AcerMedia drive for latch removing the optical drive. 3 AcerMedia bay Houses an AcerMedia drive module. 4 Battery bay Houses the computer’s battery pack. 5 Battery release latch Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack. 6 Hard disk bay Houses the computer’s hard disk (securedby a screw). 7 Cooling fan Helps keep the computer cool. Note: Don’t cover or obstruct the

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Indicators The computer has six easy-to-read status icons below the display screen. The status LCD displays icons that show the status of the computer and its components. Icon Function Description HDD Lights when Hard Disk Drive is activated. ODD Lights when Optical Disk Drive is activated. Scroll lock Lights when Scroll Lock is activated. Caps lock Lights when Caps Lock is activated. Pad lock (cursor) Lights when Pad lock is activated. Num lock Lights when Num Lock is activated. Wireless/Blueto


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