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Acer 500 Manuals

Manuals and User Guides for Acer 500

We have 4 Acer 500 manuals available for free PDF download: User's Manual, Service Manual, System Manual

  • Acer 500 User's Manual (134 pages)

    Acer user's guide notebook computers extensa 500

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
    Features22................................................................................................................................................................
    Display24................................................................................................................................................................
    Indicators26................................................................................................................................................................
    Keyboard28................................................................................................................................................................
    Touchpad34................................................................................................................................................................
    Storage36................................................................................................................................................................
    Ports38................................................................................................................................................................
    Audio43................................................................................................................................................................
    Securing your Computer46................................................................................................................................................................
    Battery Pack50................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Management56................................................................................................................................................................
    External Monitor62................................................................................................................................................................
    External Keyboard63................................................................................................................................................................
    External Keypad64................................................................................................................................................................
    External Pointing Device65................................................................................................................................................................
    Printer67................................................................................................................................................................
    Audio Devices68................................................................................................................................................................
    Port Replicator69................................................................................................................................................................
    PC Cards70................................................................................................................................................................
    USB Devices71................................................................................................................................................................
    Miscellaneous Options72................................................................................................................................................................
    Key Component Upgrades74................................................................................................................................................................
    Disconnecting from the Desktop78................................................................................................................................................................
    Moving Around79................................................................................................................................................................
    Taking the Computer Home80................................................................................................................................................................
    Traveling with the Computer82................................................................................................................................................................
  • Table of contents
    Table Of Contents9................................................................................................................................................................
    Features15................................................................................................................................................................
    Major Components16................................................................................................................................................................
    System Board Layout17................................................................................................................................................................
    Jumpers and Connectors18................................................................................................................................................................
    Jumper and Connector Locations18................................................................................................................................................................
    Jumper Settings19................................................................................................................................................................
    Connector Functions19................................................................................................................................................................
    Front Panel Connectors21................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing Components22................................................................................................................................................................
    ESD Precautions23................................................................................................................................................................
    Pre-installation Instructions23................................................................................................................................................................
    Post-installation Instructions24................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing and Removing a Heatsink25................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing a Pentium III Processor27................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing a Pentium III Processor29................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory Upgrade30................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory Configurations30................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing a DIMM31................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing a DIMM32................................................................................................................................................................
    Reconfiguring the System33................................................................................................................................................................
    Server Management Features34................................................................................................................................................................
    Advanced Server Manager (ASM Pro)34................................................................................................................................................................
    Error Messages34................................................................................................................................................................
    Software Error Messages35................................................................................................................................................................
    System Error Messages35................................................................................................................................................................
    Correcting Error Conditions38................................................................................................................................................................
    Entering Setup39................................................................................................................................................................
    System Information42................................................................................................................................................................
    Processor43................................................................................................................................................................
    Processor Speed43................................................................................................................................................................
    Internal Cache Size43................................................................................................................................................................
    External Cache43................................................................................................................................................................
    Floppy Drive A44................................................................................................................................................................
    Floppy Drive B44................................................................................................................................................................
    IDE Primary Channel Master44................................................................................................................................................................
    IDE Primary Channel Slave44................................................................................................................................................................
    IDE Secondary Channel Master44................................................................................................................................................................
    IDE Secondary Channel Slave44................................................................................................................................................................
    Total Memory45................................................................................................................................................................
    Serial Port 145................................................................................................................................................................
    Serial Port 245................................................................................................................................................................
    Parallel Port45................................................................................................................................................................
    PS/2 Mouse45................................................................................................................................................................
    Product Information46................................................................................................................................................................
    Product Name46................................................................................................................................................................
    System S/N46................................................................................................................................................................
    Main Board ID46................................................................................................................................................................
    Main Board S/N47................................................................................................................................................................
    System BIOS Version47................................................................................................................................................................
    DMI BIOS Version47................................................................................................................................................................
    Disk Drives48................................................................................................................................................................
    Floppy Drives48................................................................................................................................................................
    LS-120 Drive Compatible As49................................................................................................................................................................
    IDE Drives50................................................................................................................................................................
    Onboard Peripherals54................................................................................................................................................................
    Serial Ports 1 and 254................................................................................................................................................................
    Parallel Port Operation Mode Settings56................................................................................................................................................................
    Onboard Device Settings57................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Management59................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Management Mode59................................................................................................................................................................
    System Wake-up Event60................................................................................................................................................................
    Boot Options61................................................................................................................................................................
    Boot Sequence62................................................................................................................................................................
    First Hard Disk Drive62................................................................................................................................................................
    Fast Boot62................................................................................................................................................................
    Silent Boot62................................................................................................................................................................
    Num Lock After Boot63................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory Test63................................................................................................................................................................
    Configuration Table63................................................................................................................................................................
    Date and Time64................................................................................................................................................................
    Date64................................................................................................................................................................
    Time65................................................................................................................................................................
    Advanced Options66................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory/Cache Options67................................................................................................................................................................
    PnP/PCI Options69................................................................................................................................................................
    CPU Frequency72................................................................................................................................................................
    System Security73................................................................................................................................................................
    Setup Password73................................................................................................................................................................
    Power-on Password77................................................................................................................................................................
    Disk Drive Control78................................................................................................................................................................
    Drive Control Settings78................................................................................................................................................................
    Load Default Settings79................................................................................................................................................................
    Abort Settings Change79................................................................................................................................................................
    Exit Setup80................................................................................................................................................................
    SCSISelect configuration Utility81................................................................................................................................................................
    Overview81................................................................................................................................................................
    Default Values81................................................................................................................................................................
    When to Use the SCSISelect Utility83................................................................................................................................................................
    Running the SCSISelect Utility83................................................................................................................................................................
    Options Menu Screen84................................................................................................................................................................
    Configure/View Host Adapter Settings Menu85................................................................................................................................................................
    Configure/View Host Adapter Settings Screen (1 of 2)85................................................................................................................................................................
    Configure/View Host Adapter Settings Screen (2 of 2)86................................................................................................................................................................
    Host Adapter SCSI ID Selection Screen for AHA-3950U2B87................................................................................................................................................................
    SCSI Parity Checking Selection88................................................................................................................................................................
    Host Adapter SCSI Termination Selection for AHA-3950U2B89................................................................................................................................................................
    Boot Device Options Screen90................................................................................................................................................................
    SCSI Device Configuration Screen for AHA-3950U2B91................................................................................................................................................................
    Advanced Configuration Options Screen96................................................................................................................................................................
    SCSI Disk Utilities99................................................................................................................................................................
    SCSI Disk Utilities Screen for AHA-3950U2B99................................................................................................................................................................
    Configuring Multiple SCSI Controllers101................................................................................................................................................................
    SCSI Troubleshooting Checklist102................................................................................................................................................................
    BIOS Startup Messages103................................................................................................................................................................
    Front Panel110................................................................................................................................................................
    Rear Panel111................................................................................................................................................................
    Internal Structure112................................................................................................................................................................
    Opening the Housing Panels113................................................................................................................................................................
    Left Panel114................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing Drives115................................................................................................................................................................
    inch Drive115................................................................................................................................................................
    inch Drives117................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing an Expansion Board119................................................................................................................................................................
  • Table of contents
    Table Of Contents2................................................................................................................................................................
    Basic Operation11................................................................................................................................................................
    Indicators11................................................................................................................................................................
    Keyboard12................................................................................................................................................................
    Special Keys12................................................................................................................................................................
    Hardware Configuration and Specification17................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory Address Map17................................................................................................................................................................
    Interrupt Channel Assignment17................................................................................................................................................................
    DMA Channel Assignment18................................................................................................................................................................
    I/O Address Map18................................................................................................................................................................
    Processor19................................................................................................................................................................
    BIOS19................................................................................................................................................................
    System Memory20................................................................................................................................................................
    DIMM Combinations20................................................................................................................................................................
    Video Memory21................................................................................................................................................................
    Cache Memory21................................................................................................................................................................
    Video21................................................................................................................................................................
    Video Resolutions Modes21................................................................................................................................................................
    Parallel Port22................................................................................................................................................................
    Serial Port22................................................................................................................................................................
    Audio23................................................................................................................................................................
    PCMCIA23................................................................................................................................................................
    Modem23................................................................................................................................................................
    Diskette Drive24................................................................................................................................................................
    Hard Disk Drive24................................................................................................................................................................
    CD-ROM25................................................................................................................................................................
    Battery Pack26................................................................................................................................................................
    DC-DC/Charger Board26................................................................................................................................................................
    LCD Inverter27................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Adapter28................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Management30................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Management Modes30................................................................................................................................................................
    BIOS Setup Utility33................................................................................................................................................................
    Basic System Settings34................................................................................................................................................................
    Startup Configuration35................................................................................................................................................................
    Onboard Devices Configuration36................................................................................................................................................................
    System Security37................................................................................................................................................................
    Load Default Settings40................................................................................................................................................................
    AFlash Utility41................................................................................................................................................................
    Executing AFlash41................................................................................................................................................................
    Quick Way to Execute AFlash42................................................................................................................................................................
    System Utility Diskette43................................................................................................................................................................
    Set LCD Panel ID43................................................................................................................................................................
    Set Thermal Sensor Threshold43................................................................................................................................................................
    System Diagnostic Diskette44................................................................................................................................................................
    Running PQA Diagnostics Program45................................................................................................................................................................
    General Information50................................................................................................................................................................
    Before You Begin50................................................................................................................................................................
    Connector Types50................................................................................................................................................................
    Disassembly Procedure Flowchart51................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the Battery Pack53................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the DIMM53................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the Modem Board54................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the Keyboard55................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the LCD Module57................................................................................................................................................................
    Disassembling the LCD58................................................................................................................................................................
    Disassembling the Main Unit61................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the Hard Disk Drive61................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the RTC Battery63................................................................................................................................................................
    Disassembling the Upper Case63................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the Touchpad64................................................................................................................................................................
    Disassembling the Lower Case66................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the DC-DC/Charger Board69................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the System Board70................................................................................................................................................................
    System Check Procedures74................................................................................................................................................................
    Diskette Drive Check74................................................................................................................................................................
    CD-ROM Drive Check74................................................................................................................................................................
    Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check75................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory Check75................................................................................................................................................................
    Power System Check75................................................................................................................................................................
    Touchpad Check77................................................................................................................................................................
    Error Symptom-to-FRU Index78................................................................................................................................................................
    Error Messages List78................................................................................................................................................................
    No-Beep Symptoms80................................................................................................................................................................
    LCD-Related Symptoms81................................................................................................................................................................
    Indicator-Related Symptoms82................................................................................................................................................................
    Power-Related Symptoms82................................................................................................................................................................
    PCMCIA-Related Symptoms83................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory-Related Symptoms83................................................................................................................................................................
    Speaker-Related Symptoms83................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Management-Related Symptoms84................................................................................................................................................................
    Peripheral-Related Symptoms85................................................................................................................................................................
    Keyboard/Touchpad-Related Symptoms85................................................................................................................................................................
    Intermittent Problems86................................................................................................................................................................
    Undetermined Problems86................................................................................................................................................................
    Modem-Related Symptoms86................................................................................................................................................................
    SW1 Settings90................................................................................................................................................................
    SW2 Settings90................................................................................................................................................................
    Spare Parts List (P/N:91.45BXX.XXX)91................................................................................................................................................................
    Model Number Definitions101................................................................................................................................................................
  • Acer 500 System Manual (103 pages)

    Acer altos 500 server: system guide

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents9................................................................................................................................................................
    Standalone System15................................................................................................................................................................
    Features16................................................................................................................................................................
    Front Panel16................................................................................................................................................................
    Rear Panel17................................................................................................................................................................
    Internal Structure18................................................................................................................................................................
    Opening the Housing Panels19................................................................................................................................................................
    Left Panel20................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing Disk Drives and Hot-Swap Cage21................................................................................................................................................................
    inch Drive21................................................................................................................................................................
    inch Drives22................................................................................................................................................................
    Hot-Swap Cage23................................................................................................................................................................
    Hard Disk Drive Tray27................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing a System Board28................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing an Expansion Board29................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing a CPU or Memory Board30................................................................................................................................................................
    LVD SCSI Backplane Board31................................................................................................................................................................
    Jumpers and Connectors32................................................................................................................................................................
    Major Components34................................................................................................................................................................
    System Board Layout with Network Connector35................................................................................................................................................................
    System Board Layout without Network Connector36................................................................................................................................................................
    Jumper and Connector Locations with a Network Connector37................................................................................................................................................................
    Jumper and Connector Locations without a Network Connector38................................................................................................................................................................
    Jumper Settings39................................................................................................................................................................
    Connector Functions39................................................................................................................................................................
    ESD Precautions40................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing the Pentium II processor41................................................................................................................................................................
    Attaching the Processor Fan Sink41................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing a Pentium II Processor44................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing a Pentium II Processor46................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory Upgrade47................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory Configurations47................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing a DIMM48................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing a DIMM48................................................................................................................................................................
    Reconfiguring the System49................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing Expansion Cards49................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing PCI Cards49................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing ISA Cards50................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing an AGP Card51................................................................................................................................................................
    Error Messages52................................................................................................................................................................
    Software Error Messages53................................................................................................................................................................
    System Error Messages53................................................................................................................................................................
    Correcting Error Conditions55................................................................................................................................................................
    Entering Setup58................................................................................................................................................................
    System Information60................................................................................................................................................................
    Processor61................................................................................................................................................................
    Processor Speed61................................................................................................................................................................
    Internal Cache Size61................................................................................................................................................................
    External Cache61................................................................................................................................................................
    Floppy Drive A61................................................................................................................................................................
    Floppy Drive B61................................................................................................................................................................
    IDE Primary Channel Master62................................................................................................................................................................
    IDE Primary Channel Slave62................................................................................................................................................................
    IDE Secondary Channel Master62................................................................................................................................................................
    IDE Secondary Channel Slave62................................................................................................................................................................
    Total Memory62................................................................................................................................................................
    Serial Port 163................................................................................................................................................................
    Serial Port 263................................................................................................................................................................
    Parallel Port63................................................................................................................................................................
    PS/2 Mouse63................................................................................................................................................................
    Product Information64................................................................................................................................................................
    Product Name64................................................................................................................................................................
    System S/N64................................................................................................................................................................
    Main Board ID64................................................................................................................................................................
    Main Board S/N65................................................................................................................................................................
    System BIOS Version65................................................................................................................................................................
    DMI BIOS Version65................................................................................................................................................................
    Disk Drives66................................................................................................................................................................
    Floppy Drives66................................................................................................................................................................
    LS-120 Drive Compatible As67................................................................................................................................................................
    IDE Drives67................................................................................................................................................................
    Onboard Peripherals72................................................................................................................................................................
    Serial Ports 1 and 272................................................................................................................................................................
    Onboard Device Settings74................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Management76................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Management Mode76................................................................................................................................................................
    System Wake-up Event77................................................................................................................................................................
    Boot Options78................................................................................................................................................................
    Boot Sequence78................................................................................................................................................................
    First Hard Disk Drive79................................................................................................................................................................
    Fast Boot79................................................................................................................................................................
    Silent Boot79................................................................................................................................................................
    Num Lock After Boot79................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory Test80................................................................................................................................................................
    Configuration Table80................................................................................................................................................................
    Boot from LANDesk Service Agent80................................................................................................................................................................
    Date and Time81................................................................................................................................................................
    Date81................................................................................................................................................................
    Time82................................................................................................................................................................
    Advanced Options83................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory/Cache Options83................................................................................................................................................................
    PnP/PCI Options85................................................................................................................................................................
    CPU Frequency88................................................................................................................................................................
    System Security90................................................................................................................................................................
    Setup Password90................................................................................................................................................................
    Power-on Password93................................................................................................................................................................
    Disk Drive Control94................................................................................................................................................................
    Load Default Settings96................................................................................................................................................................
    Abort Settings Change96................................................................................................................................................................
    Exit Setup97................................................................................................................................................................
    Card Layout99................................................................................................................................................................
    Card Installation100................................................................................................................................................................