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Chapter 4
Components
4.1

Installation Precautions

Before you install any system component, we recommend that you read the
following sections. These sections contain important ESD precautions, pre- and
post-installation instructions.
4.1.1

ESD Precautions

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drives, expansion
boards, and other components. Always observe the following precautions before
you install a system component:
1. Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until you are
ready to install it.
2. Wear a wrist grounding strap and attach it to a metal part of the system unit
before handling components.
contact with the system unit throughout any procedure requiring ESD
protection.
Installing Optional
If a wrist strap is not available, maintain
Chapter 4 - Installing Optional Components
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  • Page 1: Installation Precautions

    Chapter 4 Components Installation Precautions Before you install any system component, we recommend that you read the following sections. These sections contain important ESD precautions, pre- and post-installation instructions. 4.1.1 ESD Precautions Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drives, expansion boards, and other components.
  • Page 2: Preinstallation Instructions

    5. See the following sections for specific instructions on the component you wish to install. Not turning off the system properly before you start installing components may damage your system. Do not attempt the procedures described in the following sections unless you are a qualified service technician. AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 3: Removing The Housing Cover

    4.1.3 Post-installation Instructions Observe the following after installing a system component: 1. See to it that the components are installed according to the step-by-step instructions in their respective sections. 2. Make sure you have set all the required jumpers. See section 2.3.2 for the correct jumper settings.
  • Page 4 Figure 4-1 Removing the Screws 4. Push the housing cover slightly backward as indicated in Figure 4-2. 5. Pull the housing cover upward and remove it from the chassis. Figure 4-2 Removing the Housing Cover AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 5: Replacing The Housing Cover

    4.2.2 Replacing the Housing Cover 1. Replace the housing cover as shown in Figure 4-3. Figure 4-3 Replacing the Housing Cover 2. Secure the housing cover with the necessary screws. Figure 4-4 Securing the Screws Chapter 4 - Installing Optional Components...
  • Page 6: Installing A Pci Card

    3. Insert a PCI card into the slot. Make sure that the card is properly seated. 4. Secure the card to the housing with a screw. When you turn on the system, BIOS automatically detects and assigns resources to the PCI devices. Figure 4-5 Installing a PCI Card AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 7: Installing Isa Cards

    4.3.2 Installing ISA Cards Both PnP and non-PnP ISA cards require specific IRQs. When installing ISA cards, make sure that the IRQs required by these cards are not previously assigned to PCI devices to avoid resource conflicts. Follow these steps when installing ISA cards: 1.
  • Page 8: Installing Additional Memory

    64-, and 128-MB capacities, 60 ns (nanoseconds) or less access time, and with ECC. See Figure 2-1 for the location of the DIMM sockets. Section 4.4.1 tells how to install DIMMs. Table 4-1 lists possible memory configurations. AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 9 Table 4-1 Memory Configurations DIMM1 8 MB 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB 8 MB 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 8 MB 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB DIMM2 Total Memory 8 MB 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB...
  • Page 10: Installing A Dimm

    The DIMM socket is slotted to ensure proper installation. If you insert a DIMM but it does not fit easily into the socket, you may have inserted it incorrectly. Turn the DIMM around and try to insert it again. 4-10 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 11: Removing A Dimm

    4.4.2 Removing a DIMM 1. Press the holding clips on both sides of the socket outward to release the DIMM. 2. Gently pull the DIMM out of the socket. Figure 4-8 Removing a DIMM 4.4.3 Reconfiguring the System The system automatically detects the amount of memory installed. Run Setup to view the new value for total system memory and make a note of it.
  • Page 12: Upgrading The Cpu

    Follow these steps to remove the processor card: 1. Press the latches on both sides of the processor to release it from the retention mechanism. You will hear a click sound once the latch is released. Figure 4-9 Pressing the Latches 4-12 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide Both...
  • Page 13: Installing A Processor Card

    2. Pull the processor to totally detach it from the CPU connector. Figure 4-10 Removing a Processor Card 4.5.2 Installing a Processor Card Observe the ESD precautions when installing or removing a system component. See section 4.1.1 Before you proceed, make sure that there is no processor installed in the CPU connector.
  • Page 14 4. Remove the thermal tape protector at the back of the fan sink. Figure 4-12 Removing the Tape Protector from the Fan Sink 5. Insert the wide clip ends into the wide holes on the processor and the narrow clip ends into the narrow holes. 4-14 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 15 Figure 4-13 Inserting the Clip Ends into the Processor Holes 6. Using your fingers, push down the metal bracket until it clicks into the CPU cartridge and then push the metal bracket’s handle to lock the metal bracket into place. Figure 4-14 Locking the Metal Bracket 7.
  • Page 16 Figure 4-16 Locking the Processor 10. Connect the 3-pin and 2-pin fan/heatsink cables to FN1 and pins 3-4 of JP2401 on the system board, respectively. 4-16 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 17: Installing The Celeron Cpu

    Figure 4-17 Connecting the Fan/Heatsink Cables The heatsink becomes very hot when the system is on. NEVER touch the heatsink with any metal or with your hands. 4.5.3 Installing the Celeron CPU Observe the ESD precautions when installing or removing a system component. See section 4.1.1 Before you proceed, make sure that there is no processor installed in the CPU connector.
  • Page 18 4. Attach the heatsink on top of the Celeron processor. 5. Align the fasteners underneath the processor card with the heatsink tabs. 6. Press the heatsink and fasteners together to lock the heatsink. Figure 4-19 Attaching the Heatsink 4-18 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 19 7. Press down the processor until the golden fingers completely fit into the connector. 8. Snap the retention cover into place as shown in the figure below. Figure 4-20 Installing the Celeron Processor The heatsink becomes very hot when the system is on.
  • Page 20: Connecting Usb Devices

    To connect a USB device, simply plug the device cable into a USB port marked on the rear panel. See the following figure: Figure 4-21 Connecting USB Devices Most USB devices have a built-in USB port which allows you to daisy-chain other devices. 4-20 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...

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