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Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read the general information under “Read This First” on page 19. First Edition (November 1999) The following paragraph does not apply to the United Kingdom or any country where such provisions are inconsistent with local law: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPO- RATION PROVIDES THIS PUBLICATION "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE LIMITED WARRANTIES OF MERC
Contents ThinkPad 390X / i Series 1700 Hardware Maintenance Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Important Service Information .......... 2 How to Use Error Messages .......... 3 How to Read POST Error Messages ...... 3 Drive and Diskette Compatibility Matrix ....... 4 Safety Notices (Multi-lingual Translations) ..... 5 Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 General Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Electrical Safe
Writing the RFID Data ............. 47 Flash UUID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Running the Diagnostics .............. 48 PC-Doctor DOS System Diagnostics ...... 48 FRU Removals and Replacements ......... 58 FRU Service Procedures ............ 59 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Hard Disk Drive ................ 62 Combo Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Diskette Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 CD-ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Combo
Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Contents v
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ThinkPad 390X / i Series 1700 Hardware Maintenance Manual About This Manual This manual contains service and reference information for the IBM ThinkPad 390X / i Series 1700 products. Use this manual along with the advanced diagnostics tests to trou- bleshoot problems effectively. The manual is divided into sections as follows: The introduction section provides general information, guidelines, and safety information required to service computers. The product-specific section includes service,
Introduction Important Service Information Important Diskette fixes are customer installable. Advise customers to contact the PC Company HelpCenter at 800-772-2227 if they need assistance in obtaining or installing any diskette fixes. Customers in Canada should call IBM HelpPC at 800-565-3344 for assistance or down-load information. The Canadian BBS phone numbers are: Montreal 514-938-3022 Toronto 905-316-4255 Vancouver 604-664-6464 Winnipeg 204-934-2735 FRU Replacement Strategy Before Repla
Hard Disk Drive Replacement Strategy: Always try to run a low-level format before replacing a hard disk drive. Attention The drive startup sequence in the computer you are servicing might have been changed. Be extremely careful during write operations such as copying, saving, or formatting. Data or programs can be over- written if you select an incorrect drive. How to Use Error Messages Use the error codes displayed on the screen to diagnose failures. If more than one error code is displayed,
Drive and Diskette Compatibility Matrix The following table provides identification information for 3.5-inch drives. Diskette Identifying Drive Mark 3.5-Inch - 1.44MB 1.44 on the eject button 3.5-Inch - 2.88MB 2.88 on the eject button The following table provides compatibility information for 3.5-inch diskettes and 3.5-inch diskette drives. Diskette 1.44MB 2.88MB Capacity Drive Drive 1.0MB Read/Write Read/Write 2.0MB Read/Write Read/Write 4.0MB Not Compatible Read/Write The following tabl
Safety Notices (Multi-lingual Translations) In this manual, safety notices appear in English with a page number reference to the appropriate multi-lingual, translated safety notice found in this section. The following safety notices are provided in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish languages. Safety Notice 1 Before the computer is powered-on after FRU replace- ment, make sure all screws, springs, or other small parts are in place and are not left loose inside the computer. Verify thi
Safety Notice 2 Some standby batteries contain a small amount of nickel and cadmium. Do not disassemble it, recharge it, throw it into fire or water, or short-circuit it. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regu- lations. Use only the battery in the appropriate parts listing. Use of an incorrect battery can result in ignition or explosion of the battery. Certaines batteries de secours contiennent du nickel et du cadmium. Ne les démontez pas, ne les rechargez pas, ne les exp
Safety Notice 3 The battery pack contains small amounts of nickel. Do not disassemble it, throw it into fire or water, or short- circuit it. Dispose of the battery pack as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only the battery in the appropriate parts listing when replacing the battery pack. Use of an incorrect battery can result in ignition or explosion of the battery. La batterie contient du nickel. Ne la démontez pas, ne l'exposez ni au feu ni à l'eau. Ne la mettez pas en court-cir
Safety Notice 4 The lithium battery can cause a fire, explosion, or severe burn. Do not recharge it, remove its polarized connector, disassemble it, heat it above 100°C (212°F), incinerate it, or expose its cell contents to water. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only the battery in the appropriate parts listing. Use of an incorrect battery can result in ignition or explosion of the battery. La pile de sauvegarde contient du lithium. Elle présente des ri
Safety Notice 5 If the LCD breaks and the fluid from inside the LCD gets into your eyes or on your hands, immediately wash the affected areas with water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical care if any symptoms from the fluid are present after washing. Si le panneau d'affichage à cristaux liquides se brise et que vous recevez dans les yeux ou sur les mains une partie du fluide, rincez-les abondamment pendant au moins quinze minutes. Consultez un médecin si des symptômes persistent après le lava
Safety Notice 6 To avoid shock, do not remove the plastic cover that surrounds the lower portion of the inverter card. Afin d'éviter tout risque de choc électrique, ne retirez pas le cache en plastique protégeant la partie inférieure de la carte d'alimentation. Aus Sicherheitsgründen die Kunststoffabdeckung, die den unteren Teil der Spannungswandlerplatine umgibt, nicht entfernen. Per evitare scosse elettriche, non rimuovere la copertura in plastica che avvolge la parte inferiore della scheda in
Safety Notice 8 Before removing any FRU, power-off the computer, unplug all power cords from electrical outlets, remove the battery pack, then disconnect any interconnecting cables. Avant de retirer une unitˆ rempla†able en clientèle, mettez le système hors tension, débranchez tous les cordons d'alimentation des socles de prise de courant, retirez la batterie et déconnectez tous les cordons d'interface. Die Stromzufuhr muΒ abgeschaltet, alle Stromkabel aus der Steckdose gezogen, der Akku entfern
Safety Information The following section contains the safety information that you need to be familiar with before servicing an IBM mobile computer. General Safety Follow these rules to ensure general safety: Observe good housekeeping in the area of the machines during and after maintenance. When lifting any heavy object: 1. Ensure you can stand safely without slipping. 2. Distribute the weight of the object equally between your feet. 3. Use a slow lifting force. Never move suddenly or twi
Reinstall all covers correctly before returning the machine to the customer. Electrical Safety Observe the following rules when working on electrical equipment. Important Use only approved tools and test equipment. Some hand tools have handles covered with a soft material that does not insulate you when working with live elec- trical currents. Many customers have, near their equip- ment, rubber floor mats that contain small conductive fibers to decrease electrostatic discharges. Do not use
Observe the special safety precautions when you work with very high voltages; these instructions are in the safety sections of maintenance information. Use extreme care when measuring high voltages. Regu- larly inspect and maintain your electrical hand tools for safe operational condition. Do not use worn or broken tools and testers. Never assume that power has been disconnected from a circuit. First, check that it has been powered-off. Always look carefully for possible hazards in your wo