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Acer TravelMate 8100 Series
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Revision History Please refer to the table below for the updates made on TravelMate 3200 service guide. Date Chapter Updates 2005/1/7 First Released Version II
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
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
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
Chapter 1 System Specifications...............................................................1 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Outlook View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 1 System Specifications Features Below is a brief summary of Kingfisher’s features: Performance ! Intel Dothan processor 730,740,750,760,770 ® ! Intel 915PM Express chipset ! 256/512 MB of DDRII 533 standard, upgradeable to 2GB* with dual soDimm modules ! 60/80 GB and above high-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk Display ! The 15.4” Wide SWXGA(1680 x 1050 pixel resolution) + TFT LCD panel providing a large viewing area for maximum efficiency and ease-of-use TM ! DualView support TM T
Expansion ! One Type II CardBus PC Card slot ! Upgradeable memory modules ! Acer EasyPort I/O Ports ! One Type II PC Card slot ! Modem (RJ-11) port ! One RJ-45 jack for LAN (Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T) ! One external display (VGA) port, one DVI port ! One Microphone/line-in port ! One Headphone/speaker/line-out port ! One Infrared (FIR) port ! One IEEE 1394 port ! Four USB 2.0 ports ! One 5-in-1 card reader (Only support MS/MS Pro/MMC/SD/xD) ! 124-pin Easy Dock connector ! DC-in jack for AC ada
System Block Diagram AC/BATT DC/DC CONNECTOR PG 42 CPU VR CLOCKS +1.2V/+2.5V Dothan/Yonah +1.05V/+1.5V +1.8V/+0.9V PG 43 PG 3 +3V/+5V PG 37~41 (478 Micro-FCPGA) BATT PG 4,5 CHARGER PG 42 LCD Connector 4X133MHZ +0.9V LVDS +1.05V +1.8VSUS +2.5V DVI Alviso 400/533 MHZ DDR II M26P DVI PCI EXPRESS +3V DDR-SODIMM1 915PM +1.5V PG 10,11 DDRam(64/128) TVOUT S-Video 708 PCBGA +1.8VSUS 400/533 MHZ DDR II PG 6,7,8,9 +2.5V PG 12,13,14,15,16 VGA DDR-SODIMM2 CRT PG 10,11 PG 16 DOCKING DMI interface PG 33 PG
Board Layout Top View 4 Chapter 1
Bottom View Chapter 1 5
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 the computer on and off 3 Status indicators Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that turn on and off to show the status of the computer’s functions and components. 4 Keyboard Inputs data into your computer. 5 Palmrest Comfortable support ar
Front Closed View # Item Description # Icon Item Description # Item Description 1 N/A Speakers Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. 2 5-in-1 card reader Only accepts MS, MMC, MS PRO, xD and SD cards. Note: Note: Only one card can operate at any # Item Description given time. 3 Microphone INternal microphone for sound recording. 4 Infrared port Interfaces with infrared devices(e.g. infrared printer and IR-aware computer) 5 Power indicator Lights when the computer is on. # Ite
# Item Description Left View # Item Description # Icon Item Description 1 N/A External display port Connects to a display device(e.g. external monitor, LCD projector) 2 N/A Ventilation Slots Enable the TravelMate to stay cool. 3 Network LAN Jack Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000 based network. 4 RJ-11 Modem jack Connects to a phone line. # Item Description 5 USB port Connect to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 6 IEEE 1394 port Connects to IEEE 1394 devic
Right Panel # Icon Item Description 1 USB 2.0 port Connects to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 2 N/A Optical drive Internal optical drive;accepts CDs or DVDs depending on the optical drive type. 3 N/A LED indicator Lights up when the optical drive is active. 4 N/A Optical drive eject Ejects the optical drive tray from the drive. button 5 N/A Emergency Eject hole Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. 6 Power jack Connects to an A
# Item Description Rear Panel # Icon Item Description 1 N/A DVI-D port Supports digital video connections 2 S-video port Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. 3 124-pin port replicator Connects to I/O port replicator or EasyPort connector expansion devices. 10 Chapter 1
Bottom Panel # Icon Item Description 1 N/A Battery lock latches Lock the battery in place. 2 N/A AcerMedia bay release Unlatches the AcerMEdia drive for removal latch of drive(optional) 3 N/A cooling fan Helps keep th ecomputer cool. Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. 4 N/A AcerMedia bay Houses an AcerMedia drive module. 5 N/A Wireless LAN bay Houses the computer’s wireless LAN. 6 N/A Hard disk bay Houses the computer’s hard disk 7 N/A Battery bay Houses the computer’s batt
Indicators The computer has three easy-to-read status icons on the upper-left above the keyboard, and four located on the front of the computer. Icon Function Description Icon Function Description Caps lock Lights when Caps Lock is activated. Num lock Lights when Num Lock is activated. Media Activity Lights when the disc or AcerMedia is activated. Power indicator Lights when the computer is on. Battery indicator Lights when the battery is being charged Bluetooth Indicates that (optional) Blue
Launch Keys Located at the upper-right above the keyboard are four buttons. These buttons are called launch keys. They are designated as the mail, Web browser, Empowering and programmable keys. Press the Acer Empowering Key to run the Acer EManager. The mail and Web browser are default for Email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the mail, Web browser and programmable keys, run the acer Launch Manager. Launch key Default application Launch Key Default application Email E
Description Default application Bluetooth Lights to indicate the status of Bluetooth communications (optional) communications. Wireless Lights to indicate the status of wireless LAN communication (optional) communications. 14 Chapter 1
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