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PART NO.: 49.46W01.001
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Revision History Please refer to the table below for the updates made on HP Lapin service guide. Date Chapter Updates 01/20/2003 Cover page Correct typo on page II Dual high quality stereo speakers on page 2 Modify item 3 media activity on page 12 Supports memory size per socket: 512MB on page 19 USB Compliancy Level: USB 2.0 on page 25 Chapter 2 Modify Flash BIOS procedures Delete "Removing HDD password procedures" Chapter 3 Mark the size of the flat-bladed screwdriver and hexed screwdriver Co
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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
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 "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 w
Table of Contents Chapter 1 System Introduction 1 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Board Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Table of Contents Appendix C Online Support Information 151 Index 153 VIII
Chapter 1 System Introduction Features This computer was designed with the user in mind. Here are just a few of its many features: Performance ® ® Intel Mobile Celeron Pentium 4 series processors from 1.6G up tp 2.0G with 512KB cache (TravelMate 230) ® ® Intel Mobile Northwood Pentium 4 series processors from 1.6G up tp 2.4G with 512KB cache (TravelMate 280) 64-bit memory bus Two 200-pin DDR-DRAM with each supporting 128MB/ 256MB/ 512MB, upgradable to the total maximum of 1024MB with SODI
Expansion One CardBus PC Card (formerly PCMCIA) Type III slot. Upgrageable memory and hard disk I/O Ports 2 One VGA port, I C compatible (Optional) One DC-in port (AC adapter) Dual high quality stereo speakers One line-in One line-out One CardBus type III slot (3.3V, 5V, 12V support) Four USB ports (2 ports optional) Two IEEE 1394 ports (optional) One ECP parallel port One RJ-11 port One RJ-45 jack Display 14.1” and 15” TFT LCD displaying 32-bit true-color at 1024x76
Opening and closing the display To open the display, slide the display cover latch to the right and lift up the cover. Then tilt it to a comfortable viewing position. The computer employs a microswitch that turns off the display (and enters standby mode) to conserve power when you close the display cover, and turns it back on when you open the display cover. NOTE: If an external monitor is connected, the computer turns off the display (but does not enter standby mode) when you close the dis
System Block Diagram E EX XT TE ERN RNAL AL SP SPE EE ED D ST STE EP P Mo Mob bi il le e C CP PU U CI CIR RCUI CUIT T C CL LK GE K GEN N P P4 4- -M M N No or rt th hw wood ood I IC CS 9 S 9423 4239 9 P4 P4- -M M Ce Cel le er ro on n G G768 768D D H HO OST ST B BU US S 10 100M 0MH Hz z RG RGB B CR CRT T CON CONN N MC MC H H DD DD DDR* R* R*2 2 2 D DV VO O L LVDS VDS 26 26 266M 6M 6MH H Hz z z B Br ro oo ok kd dal ale- e-G GL L Ch Chr ro on nt te el l LCD LCD 70 7019 19 Du Dua al l C
Board Layout Top View PCB No. 02217-SB 1 CPU Socket 12 Mini-PCI Connector 2 CRT Port 13 RTC Battery Connector 3 Inverter Connector 14 SW1 Setting (Please see Chapter 5 for details) 4 RJ45 + RJ11 15 Internal Keyboard Cable Connector 5 Bluetooth Connector (Dummy) 16 CD-ROM Connector 6 USB Port 0 17 HDD Connector 7 LCD Coaxial Cable Connector 18 Golden Finger (or Debug Board) 8 USB Port 1 19 Touch Pad Cable Connector 9 Launch Cable Connector 20 FDD Connector 10 Parallel Port 21 CardBus Connector 11
Bottom View 1 Modem Cable Connector 7 Modem Connector 2 North Bridge (845-GL) 8 Battery Connector 3 DIMM Socket 1 9 CardBus Controller (OZ6912T) 4 Audio Board Connector 10 LAN Controller (RTL8100BL) 5 DIMM Socket 2 11 LVDS 6 South Bridge (ICH4) Chapter 1 6
Panel Ports allow you to connect peripheral devices to your computer as you would with a desktop PC. Front Panel # Item Description 1 Display screen Also called LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), displays computer output. 2 Status indicators LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) that turn on and off to show the status of the computer and its functions and components. 3 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 4 Click button (left, center and right) The left and rig
Left Panel # Icon Item/ Port Description 1 PCMCIA (PC card) Port Connects to one Type III 16-bit PC card or 32-bit CardBus PC Card. 2 Eject button Eject PC cards from the card slots. 3 Floppy activity indicator LED (light-emitting diodes) that turn on and off when the floppy is active. 4 Speaker/ headphone-out jack Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones) 5 Line-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman). 6 Microphone-in jack Accepts
Right Panel # Icon Item/ Port Description 1 Battery bay Houses the computer’s battery pack. 2 Optical drive Houses removable optical drive modules. 3 LED indicator Lights up when the optical drive is active. 4 Eject button Ejects the compact disc from the drive. 5 Emergency eject slot Ejects the compact discs when the computer is turned off. 6 Security keylock Kensington-compatible key-based computer security lock. 9 TravelMate 230/ 280
Rear Panel # Icon Port Description 1 Power Jack Connects to an AC adapter 2 Parallel port Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel printer) 3 USB port (two) Connects to any Universal Serial Bus devices(e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 4 Modem jack Connects to the phone line 5 Network jack Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based network 6 External display port Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector) and displays up to 64K colors at 1280x1024 resolution Chapter
Bottom Panel # Item Description 1 Battery bay Houses the computer’s battery pack. 2 Battery release latch Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack. 3 Hard disk bay Houses the computer’s hard disk (secured by a screw). 4 Memory compartment Houses the computer’s main memory. 11 TravelMate 230/ 280
Indicators The computer has six easy-to-read status icons on the right of the display screen. The Power and Standby status icons are visible even when you close the display cover so you can see the status of the computer while the cover is closed. # Icon Function Description 1 Power Lights when the computer is on. 2 Sleep Lights when the computer enters Standby mode and blinks when it enters into or resumes from hibernation mode. 3 Media Activity Lights when the floppy drive, hard disk or Me
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