Acer ASPIRE X270 user manual

User manual for the device Acer ASPIRE X270

Device: Acer ASPIRE X270
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Date of adding : 2014-03-09 17:46:11
Number of pages: 99
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Aspire X1700 and Veriton X270
Service Guide
Service guide files and updates are available
on the ACER/CSD web; for more information,
please refer to


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Revision History Please refer to the table below for the updates made on this service guide. Date Chapter Updates ii

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Copyright Copyright © 2008 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. iii

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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 dist

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Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: SCREEN Denotes actual messages that appear on screen. MESSAGES NOTE Gives additional information related to the current topic. WARNING Alerts you to any physical risk or system 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. v

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Service Guide Coverage 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 region

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Table of Contents System Tour 1 Features 1 System Components 3 Front Panel 3 Rear Panel 4 Internal Components 5 System LED Indicators 6 System Utilities 7 CMOS Setup Utility 7 Entering CMOS setup 8 Navigating Through the Setup Utility 8 Setup Utility Menus 9 System Disassembly 23 Pre-disassembly Procedure 24 Main Unit Disassembly 25 X1700 model 25 X270 model 26 Screw List 27 Removing the Side Panel 28 Removing the Front Bezel 29 Removing the Heat Sink Fan Assembly 30 Removing t

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FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 63 Exploded Diagram 64 X1700 64 X270 65 X1700 FRU List (81.3V401.007G) 66 X270 FRU List (91.3V401.006G) 76 Technical Specifications 87 viii

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Chapter 1 System Tour Features Below is a brief summary of the Aspire X1700 and Veriton X270 computer’s many feature: NOTE: The features listed in this section is for your reference only. The exact configuration of the system depends on the model purchased. Processor  Intel Pentium Core 2 Quad Q6600/Q6700/Q8200/Q9300/Q9400/Q9450/Q9550/Q9650 processor  Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E2180/E2200/E4700/E5200/E7200/E8400 processor  Intel Celeron Dual-Core E1200 processor  Intel Celeron 450 process

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I/O ports  Front  Three USB 2.0 ports  Memory Stick  Memory Stick PRO  Secure Digital (SD) Card  miniSD Card  Headphone/speaker-out/line-out jack  Microphone-in jack  CFI/II (CompactFlash Type I/II) slot  Rear  PS/2 keyboard port  PS/2 mouse port  Microphone jack  Headphone/analog speakers jack or front speakers jack  Center speaker/subwoofer jack  Surround L/R speaker jack  Audio inside speaker jack or side speaker jack  S/PDIF port  HDMI port  eSATA port  Four USB 2.0 po

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System Components This section includes a virtual tour of the X1700 and Veriton X270 systems’ interior and exterior components. Front Panel X1700 model X270 model No. Icon Component 1 X1700 model: HDD activity indicator X270 model: Optical drive 2 X1700 model: Optical drive bay door X270 model: Optical drive activity indicator 3 Drive bay door eject button Press to open drive bay door and access the optical drive. 4 Media card reader 5 CF I/II (CompactFlash Type I/II) slot 6 USB 2.0 ports 7 H

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Rear Panel X1700 model X270 model No. Icon Component 1 Expansion slot (Photo shows graphics card and TV tuner card) 2 Line-out jack 3 Microphone/speaker-out/line-in jack 4S/PDIF port 5 USB 2.0 ports 6eSATA port 7 VGA monitor port 8 HDMI port 9 PS2 keyboard port 10 Voltage selector switch 11 Power connector 12 PS2 mouse port 13 Serial port 14 Gigabit LAN port (10/100/1000 Mbps) 15 Rear speaker/surround out jack 16 Keyhole 17 Center speaker/subwoofer jack 18 Kensington lock slot 19 Audio in or s

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Internal Components X270 model X1700 model No. Component 1 HDD drive 2 Optical drive 3 X1700 model: Expansion cards X270 model: N/A 4 Mainboard 5 Heat sink fan assembly 6 Power supply Chapter 1 5

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System LED Indicators This section describes the different system LED indicators. LED indicator Color LED status Description Power Green On The system has AC power and is powered on. Green Blinking The system is in standby mode. — Off System is not powered on. HDD activity Green On HDD is installed and functioning correctly. Green Blinking Ongoing HDD activity. Green/ Flashing HDD is rebuilding data. Amber Amber On HDD failure LAN activity Green On Network link is detected (X270 — Off No netwo

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Chapter 2 System Utilities CMOS Setup Utility CMOS setup is a hardware configuration program built into the system ROM, called the complementary metal- oxide semiconductor (CMOS) Setup Utility. Since most systems are already properly configured and optimized, there is no need to run this utility. You will need to run this utility under the following conditions.  When changing the system configuration settings  When redefining the communication ports to prevent any conflicts  When modif

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Entering CMOS setup 1. Turn on the computer and the monitor. If the server is already turned on, close all open applications, then restart the server. 2. During POST, press Delete. If you fail to press Delete before POST is completed, you will need to restart the server. The Setup Main menu will be displayed showing the Setup’s menu bar. Use the left and right arrow keys to move between selections on the menu bar. Navigating Through the Setup Utility Use the following keys to move around

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Setup Utility Menus The Setup Main menu includes the following main setup categories.  Product Information  Standard CMOS Features  Advanced BIOS Features  Advanced Chipset Features  Integrated Peripherals  Power Management Setup  PC Health Status  Frequency/Voltage Control  BIOS Security Features  Load Default Setting  Save & Exit Setup  Exit Without Saving In the descriptive table following each of the menu screenshots, settings in boldface are the default and suggested setting

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Product Information The Product Information menu displays basic information about the system. These entries are for your reference only and are not user-configurable. Parameter Description Processor Type Type of CPU installed on the system. Processor Speed Speed of the CPU installed on the system. System Memory Total size of system memory installed on the system. System Manufacturer Name of the manufacturer of this system. Product Name Product name of the system. System Serial Number Seria

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Standard CMOS Features Parameter Description Option System Date Set the date following the weekday-month-day-year format. System Time Set the system time following the hour-minute-second format. SATA Port 1/2/3 Press Enter to view detailed device information connected to the SATA connectors. Halt On Determines whether the system will stop for an error during the POST. All, But Keyboard No Errors All Errors Chapter 2 11

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Advanced BIOS Features Parameter Description Option Reset Configuration Data Allows you to manually force BIOS to clear the previously saved Extended No System Configuration Data (ESCD) data and reconfigure the settings. Yes When set to no, it lets the BIOS configure all the devices in the system. When set to yes, it lets the OS configure Plug and Play (PnP) devices not required for boot if the system has a PnP OS. Quick Boot Allows you to decrease the time it takes to boot the computer by

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