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AcerPower F1/Aspire T310
Service Guide
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  • Page 1 AcerPower F1/Aspire T310 Service Guide Service guide files and updates are available on the AIPG/CSD web; for more information, please refer to http://csd.acer.com.tw PRINTED IN TAIWAN...
  • Page 2 AcerPower F1/Aspire T310 Service Guide Service guide files and updates are available on the AIPG/CSD web; for more information, please refer to http://csd.acer.com.tw PRINTED IN TAIWAN...
  • Page 3: Revision History

    Revision History Please refer to the table below for the updates made on AcerPower F1/Aspire T310 service guide. Date 2003/10/29 2003/12/18 Chapter Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Updates > Amend the FSB speed up to 800MHz on page 2 > Memory portion >...
  • Page 4 Copyright Copyright © 2003 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.
  • Page 5 Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: Screen messages NOTE WARNING CAUTION IMPORTANT Denotes actual messages that appear on screen. Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic. Alerts you to any damage that might result from doing or not doing specific actions.
  • Page 6 DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.
  • Page 8 Copyright Copyright © 2003 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.
  • Page 9 Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: Screen messages NOTE WARNING CAUTION IMPORTANT Denotes actual messages that appear on screen. Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic. Alerts you to any damage that might result from doing or not doing specific actions.
  • Page 10 DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.
  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    Acer Power F1 Front Panel ........
  • Page 13 Table of Contents Chapter 4 Troubleshooting Power-On Self-Test (POST) ........56 Post Check Points .
  • Page 14: System Specifications

    Chapter 1 System Specifications Overview The Aspire T310/AcerPower F1 supports Intel Pentium 4 Northwood based micro-ATX, IBM PC/AT compatible system with PCI/AGP bus. Chapter 1...
  • Page 15: Features & Specification

    Features & Specifications Support Intel P4 Northwood (Socket 478) processor. Support 800MHz, 533MHz or 400MHz FSB. Support up to 3.06GHz+ P4 processor. Support Intel Hyper Threading Technology. Chipset SiS 661FX, SiS964L Memory Socket Type: DDR-SDRAM PC2700/PC2100/PC3200(DDR400) 184-pin socket. Support 64Mb, 128Mb, 256Mb, 512 Mb and 1Gb technologies. Total: 64MB ~ 2GB (please refer to the AVL list for compatibility).
  • Page 16 Microphone-in (rear)/Microphone-in (front) (Default) Headphone Out (front) (Default) Supports 10/100MB ethernet environment Connectors Quantity: On-board: 4 (rear) Connector Pin: 4 Transfer Rate: USB 2.0/1.1 BIOS 4MB Award BIOS with Plug and Play BIOS ACPI, SMBIOS 2.3, Green and Boot Block. Provides DMI 2.0, WFM 2.0, WOL, WOR, chassis intrusion and SM Bus for system management.
  • Page 17: Acer Power F1 Front Panel

    Acer Power F1 Front Panel The computer’s front panel consists of the following: Label Optical Drive FDD Drive Power Button Universal Serial Bus (USB) Ports Microphone Jack Speaker/Headphone jack Description Chapter 1...
  • Page 18: Acer Power F1 Rear Panel

    Acer Power F1 Rear Panel Description Label Power Code Socket Voltage Selector Switch Fan Aperture PS/2 Keyboard Port PS/2 Mouse Connector Serial Connector Printer Connector Monitor Connector USB Connector RJ-45 Ethernet Connector Microphone Jack Line-Out Jack Line-In Jack Extension Card Slots...
  • Page 19: Aspire T310/Acer Power F1 Front Panel

    Aspire T310/Acer Power F1 Label 1394A2 AGP1 ATX1 ATX2 AUDIO1 AUXIN1 CASFAN1 CDIN1 COM2 CPU SOCKET CPUFAN1 DIMM1-DIMM2 Description IEEE 1394 Header Accelerated Graphics Port Standard 20-pin ATX power connector ATX12V power connector Front audio connector Auxiliary Audio input header...
  • Page 20 Label FDD1 IDE1 IDE2 NBFAN1 PANEL1 PCI1~PCI3 SATA1~SATA2 SPDIFO1 USB3 ~ USB4 Chapter 1 Description Floppy disk drive connector Primary IDE channel Secondary IDE channel Clear CMOS jumper BIOS flash protect jumper Cooling fan for NB Connector for case front panel switches and LED indicators Three 32-bit add-on card slots Two serial ATA headers...
  • Page 21: Hardware Specifications And Configurations

    Hardware Specifications and Configurations Processor Item Type Socket Speed Minimum operating speed BIOS Item BIOS code programmer BIOS version BIOS ROM type BIOS ROM size BIOS ROM package Support protocol Boot from CD-ROM feature Support to LS-120 drive Support to BIOS boot block feature NOTE: The BIOS can be overwritten/upgraded by using the flash utility.
  • Page 22 This section has two table lists, system memory specification and the possible combinations of memory module. System Memory Item Memory socket number Support memory size per socket Support maximum memory size Support memory type Support memory speed Support memory voltage Support memory module package Support to parity check feature Support to Error Correction Code (ECC)
  • Page 23 This section has two table lists, the video interface specification and its supported display modes. Video Interface Item Video controller Video controller resident bus Video interface support Display Screen Resolution 640x480 640x480 640x480 640x480 640x480 800x600 800x600 800x600 800x600 800x600 800x600 800x600 800x600...
  • Page 24 Audio Interface Item Compatibility Music synthesizer Sampling rate MPU-401 UART support Microphone jack Headphone jack IDE Interface Item IDE controller IDE controller resident bus Number of IDE channel Support IDE interface Support bootable CD-ROM Floppy disk drive Interface Item Floppy disk drive controller Floppy disk drive controller resident Support FDD format Chapter 1...
  • Page 25 Parallel Port Item Parallel port controller Parallel port controller resident bus Number of parallel ports Support ECP/EPP Connector type Parallel port function control Optional ECP DMA channel (in BIOS Setup) Optional parallel port I/O address (via BIOS Setup) Optional parallel port IRQ (via BIOS Setup) Serial Port Item...
  • Page 26 Memory Address Map Address 0F0000 - 0FFFFF 100000 - UPPER LIMIT UPPER LIMIT - 4GBytes PCI INTx# and IDSEL Assignment Map PCI INTx # INTA# ADIMM-slot INTB# PCI-Slot1 INTC# PCI-Slot2 INTD# PCI-Slot3 PCI Slot IRQ Routing Map PCI INTX# INTA PCI slot 1 Route 4 PCI slot 2...
  • Page 27 IRQ Assignment Map IRQx IRQ0 Timer IRQ1 Keyboard IRQ2 Cascade Interrupt Control IRQ3 Serial Alternate IRQ4 Serial Primary IRQ5 MPU-401(Alternate) IRQ6 Floppy Disk IRQ7 Parallel Port IRQ8 Real Time Clock IRQ9 IRQ10 IRQ11 IRQ12 PS/2 Mouse IRQ13 Math Coprocessor Exception IRQ14 Primary IDE IRQ15...
  • Page 28 Environmental Requirements Item Temperature Operating Non-operating Humidity Operating Non-operating Vibration Operating (unpacked) Non-operating (packed) Mechanical Specifications Item Weight One 3 ½ FDD and one 3.5 HDD (without packing) Dimensions (main footprint) Switching Power Supply 200W Input Frequency 50MHz 60MHz Input Voltage 100 - 120 VRMS 200 - 240 VRMS Input Current...
  • Page 29: Power Management Function (Acpi Support Function)

    Power Management Function (ACPI support function) Device Standby Mode Independent power management timer for hard disk drive devices (0-15 minutes, time step=1 minute). Hard disk drive goes into Standby mode (for ATA standard interface). Disable V-sync to control the VESA DPMS monitor. Resume method: device activated (Keyboard for DOS, keyboard &...
  • Page 30: System Utilities

    Chapter 2 System Utilities Most systems are already configured by the manufacturer or the dealer. There is no need to run Setup when starting the computer unless you get a Run Setup message. The Setup program loads configuration values into the battery-backed nonvolatile memory called CMOS RAM. This memory area is not part of the system RAM.
  • Page 31: Entering Setup

    Entering Setup Power on the computer abd the system will start POST (Power On Self Test)prosecc. When the message of “Press DEL to enter SETUP” appears on the screen, press the key of [Delete] to enter the setup menu. NOTE: If the message disappears before you respond and you still wish to enter Setup, restart the system by turning it OFF and On.
  • Page 32: Product Information

    Product Information The screen below appears if you select Product Information from the main menu: The Product Information menu contains general data about the system, such as the product name, serial number, BIOS version, etc. These information is necessary for troubleshooting (maybe required when asking for technical support).
  • Page 33: Standard Cmos Features

    Standard CMOS Features Select Standard CMOS Features from the main menu to configure some basic parameters in your system. The following screen shows the Standard CMOS Features menu: The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested settings.
  • Page 34 Parameter IDE Channel 1 Master IDE Channel 1 Slave Drive A Drive B Floppy 3 Mode Support Video Halt On Base Memory Extended Memory Total Memory Chapter 2 Description Allows you to configure the hard disk drive connected to the master port of IDE channel 1. To enter the IDE Channel 1 Master setup, press [Enter].
  • Page 35 IDE Channel 0/1 Master/Slave Setup The following screen appears if you select any of the IDE drive parameters: The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested settings. Parameter IDE HDD Auto- Auto-detects your hard disk drive Detection IDE Channel 0 Master...
  • Page 36: Advanced Bios Features

    Advanced BIOS Features The following screen shows the Advanced BIOS Features: The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested settings. Parameter CPU Feature The items allow you to set the Thermal Monitor 1 (on die throtting) and the Thermal Monitor 2 (on ratio &...
  • Page 37 Parameter Swap Floppy Drive Setting to Enabled will swap floppy drive a: and Boot Up Floppy Seek Setting to Enabled will make BIOS seek floppy drive a: before booting the system. Boot Up NumLock Status Sets the NumLock status when the system is powered on.
  • Page 38: Advanced Chipset Features

    Advanced Chipset Features The advanced cipset features setup option is used to change the values of the chipset registers. These registers control most of the system options in the computer. NOTE: Change these settings only if you are familiar with the chipset. DRAM Clock/Timing Control Press [Enter] to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears: Chapter 2...
  • Page 39 The following table describes each parameter under the sub-menu. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested values. Parameter Current CPU Frequency / Shows the CPU and DRAM frequency. Current DRAM Frequency Performance Mode Enables this item to enhance the system performance.
  • Page 40: Onchip Agp Control

    OnChip AGP Control Press [Enter] to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears: Parameter VGA Share Memory Size Selects the VGA share memory size Parameter System BIOS Cacheable Enables or disables the system BIOS cacheable. Disabled Video RAM Cacheable Enables or disables the video RAM cacheable.
  • Page 41: Integrated Peripherals

    Integrated Peripherals The following table describes each Integrated Peripherals parameters. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested values. SIS OnChip IDE Device Press [Enter] to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears: Parameter Internal PCI/IDE This setting enables or disables the internal primary and secondary PCI &...
  • Page 42: Sis Onchip Pci Device

    SIS OnChip PCI Device Press [Enter] to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears: Parameter USB Controller This item enables the USB controller. Leave this at the default “Enabled”, if you want to connect USB devices to your computer. USB Ports Number This item enables you to determine the number of USB ports.
  • Page 43 Parameter SIS Serial ATA Controller This item allows you to control the SiS Serial ATA controller. SIS Serial ATA Mode This item allows you to change SiS Serial ATA mode. Parameter Onboard 1394 Device Enables or disables the onboard 1394. (optional) Onboard LAN function Enables and disables the onboard LAN.
  • Page 44: Power Management Setup

    Power Management Setup The Power Management menu lets you configure your system to most effectively save energy while operating in a manner consistent with your own style of computer use. The following screen shows the Power Management parameters and their default settings: The following table describes the parameters found in this menu.
  • Page 45 Parameter Video Off Option This item is to control the mode in which the monitor will shut down. Always On: Always keep the monitor on. Suspend --> Off: During suspend mode, the monitorwill shut down. Susp, Stby --> During suspend or standby mode, the monitor will shut down.
  • Page 46 The following table describes each parameter under the sub-menu. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested values. Parameter IRQ [3-7, 9-15], NMI This option determines whether any activity for IRQ 3-7/9-15 will cause the system to wake from a power saving mode. IRQ 8 Break Suspend Determines whether the system will monitor IRQ 8 activity and wake the system from a power...
  • Page 47 Parameter Primary/Secondary IDE When this item is enabled, the system power will resume the system from a power saving mode if there is any activity on primary or secondary IDE channels 0 or 1. FDD, COM, LPT Port When this item is enabled, the system will restart the power-saving timeout counters when any activity is detected on the floppy disk drive, serial ports, or the parallel port.
  • Page 48: Pnp/Pci Configuration

    PnP/PCI Configuration The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested settings. Parameter Reset Configuration Data Resources Controlled By IRQ Resources PCI/VGA Palette Snoop NOTE: It is strongly recommended that only experienced users should make any changes to the default settings.
  • Page 49: Pc Health Status

    PC Health Status The following table describes the parameters found in this menu: Parameter Shutdown Temperature This option is for setting the shutdown temperature level for the processor. When the processor reaches the temperature you set, the ACPI-aware system will be shut down. System Component These items display the current status of all of the Characteristics...
  • Page 50: Frequency/Voltage Control

    Frequency/Voltage Control The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested settings. Parameter CPU Clock Ratio If the CPU Ratio is set to Manual, end users can choose a suitable ratioto support the CPU. Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk This option allows you to enable/disable the feature of auto detecting the clock frequency of...
  • Page 51: Load Fail-Safe Defaults

    Load Fail-Safe Defaults This option opens a dialog box that lets you install fail-safe defaults for all appropriate items in the Setup Utility: Press <Y> and then <Enter> to install the defaults. Press <N> and then <Enter> to not install the defaults. The fail-safe defaults place no great demands on the system and are generally stable.
  • Page 52: Load Default Settings

    Load Default Settings This option opens a dialog box that lets you install defaults for all appropriate items in the Setup Utility. Press <Y> and then <Enter> to install the defaults. Press <N> and then <Enter> to not install the defaults. The defaults place demands on the system that may be greater than the performance level of the components, such as the CPU and the memory.
  • Page 53: Set Supervisor/User Password

    Set Supervisor/User Password When this function is selected, the following message appears at the center of the screen to assist you in creating a password. Type the password, up to eight characters, and press <Enter>. The password typed now will clear any previously entered password from CMOS memory.
  • Page 54: Save And Exit Setup

    Save & Exit Setup Highlight this item and press <Enter> to save the changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Save and Exit dialog box appears, press <Y> to save and exit, or press <N> to return to the main menu.
  • Page 55: Exit Without Saving

    Exit Without Saving Highlight this item and press <Enter> to discard any changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Exit Without Saving dialog box appears, press <Y> to discard changes and exit, or press <N> to return to the main menu.
  • Page 56: Machine Disassembly And Replacement

    Machine Disassembly and Replacement Please also refer to the AcerPower F1 Service CD for the assembly/disassembly procedure. To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools: Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge. Wire cutter. Phillips screwdriver (may require different size). NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size.
  • Page 57: General Information

    General Information Before You Begin Before proceeding with the disassenbly procedure, make sure that you do the following: Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals. Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system. Chapter 3...
  • Page 58: Standard Disassembly Procedure

    Standard Disassembly Procedure This section tells you how to disassemble the system when you need to perform system service. Please also refer to the disassembly video, if available. CAUTION: Before you proceed, make sure you have turned off the system and all peripherals connected to it. Opening the System Place the system unit on a flat, steady surface.
  • Page 59: Removing The Modem Card,Cd-Rom,Floppy And Hdd

    Disconnect the CD-In cable. Disconnect the floppy cable. Disconnect the IDE1 and IDE2 cable. Removing the Modem card, CD-ROM, Floppy and HDD Detach the modem card. Disconnect the CD-ROM power, IDE and CD-In cables. Disconnect the floppy cable and power cable. Disconnect the HDD power cable and IDE cable.
  • Page 60: Removing The Power Supply

    Press the latch and remove the CD-ROM drive. Press the latch and remove the floppy drive. Press the latch again to release the hard disk module. Detach the HDD from the bracket. Removing the Power Supply Remove the main ATX power connector as shown here. Remove the Pentium 4(ATX-12V) power connector as shown here.
  • Page 61: Removing The Heatsink And The Cpu

    Remove the power supply. Removing the Heatsink and the CPU Disconnect the Pentium 4 CPU power cable. Release the two heatsink latches. Remove the heatsink module. Remove the CPU by following the instructions here. Removing the Memory Pop out the memory and remove it as shown here. Chapter 3...
  • Page 62: Removing The Mainboard

    Removing the Mainboard Remove the six screw as shown here. Remove the motherboard as shown here. Removing the Power Button Remove the power button as shown here. Removing the LED Module Remove the LED module by following the instructions here. Removing the Daughter Board Remove the screw as shown here.
  • Page 63: Standard Reassembly Procedure

    Standard Reassembly Procedure This section tells you how to reassemble the system when you need to perform system service. Please also refer to the assembly video, if available. Installing the Daughter Board Connect the audio cable and USB cables to the daughter board. Fasten the daughter board with one screw as shown here.
  • Page 64: Installing The Heatsink And The Cpu

    Secure the motherboard with the six screw as shown here. Installing the Heatsink and the CPU Place the CPU to the CPU socket by following the instructions here. Place the heatsink module. Secure the heatsink with the two heatsink latches. Connect the Pentium 4 CPU power cable.
  • Page 65: Installing The Power Supply

    Installing the Power Supply Place the power supply to the original position as shown here. Secure the power supply with the four screws as shown here. Connect the Pentium 4(ATX-12V) power connector to the motherboard as shown here. Connect the main ATX power connector to the motherboard as shown here. Installing the Modem card, CD-ROM, Floppy and HDD Insert the HDD to the bracket by following the instructions here.
  • Page 66: Installing The Cables

    Place the CD-ROM drive back to the original position. Connect the HDD power cable and IDE cable. Connect the floppy cable and power cable. Connect the CD-ROM power, IDE and CD-In cables. Place the modem card back to one PCI slot. Then secure the modem card with the screw. Installing the Cables Connect the IDE1 and IDE2 cable to the motherboard.
  • Page 67: Installing The Front Panel

    Connect the CD-In cable to the motherboard. Connect the Aux-In cable to the motherboard. Installing the Front Panel Place the front bezel back to the original position. Closing the System Place the side door back to the original position. Secure the side door with the two screws as shown here. Chapter 3...
  • Page 68: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 4 Troubleshooting This chapter provides troubleshooting information for the AcerT310/AcerPower F1: Power-On Self-Test (POST) Index of Error Messages Index of Error Codes and Error Beeps Index of Error Symptoms Undetermined Problems Chapter 4...
  • Page 69: Power-On Self-Test (Post)

    Power-On Self-Test (POST) Each time you turn on the system, the Power-on Self Test (POST) is initiated. Several items are tested during POST, but is for the most part transparent to the user. The Power-On Self Test (POST) is a BIOS procedure that boots the system, initializes and diagnoses the system components, and controls the operation of the power-on password option.
  • Page 70: Post Check Points

    When POST executes a task, it uses a series of preset numbers called check point to be latched at port 80h, indicating the stages it is currently running. This latch can be read and shown on a debug board. The following table describes the Acer common tasks carried out by POST. A unique check point number represents each task.
  • Page 71 Checkpoint Description Use walking 1’s algorithm to check out interface in CMOS cir- cuitry. Also set real-time clock power status, and then check for override. Reserved Program chipset default values into chipset. Chipset default val- ues are MODBINable by OEM customers. Reserved Initial onboard clock generator if Early_Init_Onboard_Generator is defined.
  • Page 72 Checkpoint Chapter 4 Description Reserved Invoke Video BIOS Reserved 1. Initialize double-byte language font (Optional) 2. Put information on screen display, including Award title, CPU type, CPU speed, full screen logo. Reserved Rederved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reset keyboard if Early_Reset_KB is defined e.g. Winbond 977 series Super I/O chips.
  • Page 73 Checkpoint Description 1. Program MTRR of M1 CPU 2. Initialize L2 cache for P6 class CPU & program CPU with proper cacheable range. 3. Initialize the APIC for P6 class CPU. 4. On MP platform, adjust the cacheable range to smaller one in case the cacheable ranges between each CPU are not identi- cal.
  • Page 74 Checkpoint Chapter 4 Description 1. Assign resources to all ISA PnP devices. 2. Auto assign ports to onboard COM ports if the correspond- ing item in Setup is set to “Auto”. Reserved 1. Initialize floppy controller 2. Set up floppy related fields in 40:hardware Reserved Reserved Reserved...
  • Page 75 Checkpoint Description 1. Invoke all ISA adapter ROMs 2. Invoke all PCI ROMs (except VGA) Reserved 1. Enable/Disable Parity Check according to CMOS setup. 2. APM Initialization Reserved Clear noise if IRQs Reserved Reserved Reserved Read HDD boot sector information for Trend Anti-Virus code 1.
  • Page 76: Post Error Messages List

    POST Error Messages List If you cannot run the diagnostics program tests but did receive a POST error message, use “POST Error Messages List” to diagnose system problems. If you did not receive any error message, look for a description of your error symptoms in “Error Sympton List”.
  • Page 77 BIOS Messages Floppy Drive(s) Write Protected Hard Disk Drive(s) Write Protected IDE Drive 0 Error IDE Drive 1 Error IDE Drive 2 Error IDE Drive 3 Error IRQ Setting Error Expansion ROM Allocation Fail I/O Resource Conflict(s) Memory Resource Conflict(s) PCI Device Error PS/2 Pointing Device Interface Error PS/2 Pointing Device Error...
  • Page 78: Error Symptoms List

    Error Symptoms List NOTE: To diagnose a problem, first find the error symptom in the left column. If directed to a check procedure, replace the FRU indicated in the check procedure. If no check procedure is indicated, the first Action/ FRU listed in right column is the most likely cause Error Symptom NOTE: Normally, the processor fan should be operative, and the processor clock setting should be...
  • Page 79 Error Symptom Diskette drive does not work. Diskette drive read/write error. Diskette drive LED comes on for more than 2 minutes when reading data. Diskette drive LED fails to light, and the drive is unable to access for more than 2 minutes.
  • Page 80 Error Symptom CD/DVD-ROM drive LED flashes for more than 30 seconds before LED shutting off. Software asks to reinstall disc. Software displays a reading CD/DVD error. CD/DVD-ROM drive cannot load or eject when the system is turned on and its eject button is pressed and held.
  • Page 81 Error Symptom Display problem: - Incorrect colors No high intensity Missing, broken, or incorrect characters Blank monitor(dark) Blank monitor(bright) Distorted image Unreadable monitor Other monitor problems Display changing colors. Display problem not listed above (including blank or illegible monitor). Action/FRU 1.
  • Page 82 Error Symptom Execute “Load BIOS Default Settings” in BIOS Setup to confirm ports presence before diagnosing any parallel/serial ports problems. Serial or parallel port loop-back test failed. Printing failed. Printer problems. Some or all keys on keyboard do not work. Pressing power switch does not turn off system.
  • Page 83 Chapter 4...
  • Page 84: Jumper And Connector Information

    Jumper and Connector Information Checking Jumper Settings This section explains how to set jumpers for correct configuration of the mainboard. Setting Jumpers Use the mainboard jumpers to set system configuration options. Jumpers with more than one pir are numbered. When setting the jumpers, ensure that the jumper caps are placed on the correct pins. Jumper Short Open...
  • Page 85: Checking Jumper Settings

    Checking Jumper Settings The following illustration shows the location of the mainboard jumpers. Pin 1 is labeled. Jumper Type 3-pin 2-pin Jumper JP1 : Clear CMOS Jumper JP3: BIOS Protect Jumper Description Setting (default) Clear CMOS 1-2: Normal 2-3: Clear CMOS BIOS Protect 1-2: Write Enable 2-3: Write Disable...
  • Page 86: Connecting Case Components

    Connecting Case Components After you have installed the mainboard into a case, you can begin connecting the mainboard components. Refer to the following: Description Connect the CPU cooling fan cable to CPUFAN1. Connect the case cooling fan connector to CASFAN1. Connect the Northbridge cooling fna to NBFAN1.
  • Page 87 CPUFAN1/CASFAN1/NBFAN1: Fan Power Connectors Signal Name +12V Sense SJ1: Single Color LED Header Signal Name ACPI LED ACPI LED SB5V ACPI LED Function Setting S4/S5 Function System Ground Power +12V Sensor Function MSG LED(-) Green MSG LED(-) Green Power LED(+) Signal Name Color Light...
  • Page 88: Front Panel Connector

    Front Panel Connector The front panel connect (PANEL 1) provides a standard set of switch and LED connectors commonly found on ATX or micro-ATX cases. Refer to the table below for information: Setting HD_LED_P HD_LED_N RST_SW_N RST_SW_P RSVD Function Hard Disk Activity LED Power/Sleep/ Message Waiting Reset Switch Power Switch...
  • Page 89: Connecting Optional Devices

    Connecting Optional Devices Refer to the following for information on connecting the mainboard’s optional devices: AUDIO1: Front Panel Audio Connector This connector allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented microphone and line-out ports for easier access. Signal Name AUD_MIC AUD_GND AUD_MIC_BIAS AUD_VCC AUD_FPOUT_R...
  • Page 90 SPDIFO1: SPDIF out header (optional) You can purchase an optional 24-bit digital audio extension bracket from a third-party vendor. You can use the audio RCA jacks to connect to digital audio devices. If your CD-ROM/DVD drive has digital audio output, you can connect it to the input pins of the SPDIF connector. Singal Name SPDIF +5VA...
  • Page 91 USB3/USB4: Front Panel USB Connectors The mainboard has two USB ports installed on the rear edge I/O port array. Additionally, some computer cases have USB ports at the front of the case. If you have this kind of case, use auxiliary USB connector to connect the front mounted ports to the mainboard.
  • Page 92: Fru (Field Replaceable Unit) List

    FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of AcerPower F1 / Aspire T310. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization).
  • Page 93 AcerPower F1 / Aspire T310 Exploded Diagram Chapter 6...
  • Page 94 FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines. NOTE: To scrap or to return the defective parts, you should follow the local government ordinance or regulations on how best to dispose it, or follow the rules set by your regional Acer office on how to return it.
  • Page 95 AcerPower F1 Picture HDD/Hard Disk Drive HDDPROTEGE 40G 5400RPM, ATA-100 WD WD400EB-42CPF0 HDD 80G 5400RPM, ATA-100 WD WD800EB-00DJF0 HDD C2 40G 5400 RPM, ATA-100 SEAGATE ST340015A HDD U9 80G 5400 RPM, ATA-100 SEAGATE ST380012A HDD ALPINE 80G 7200RPM, ATA-100 SEAGATE ST380011A HDD ALPINE 120G 7200RPM, ATA-100 SEAGATE ST3120022A HDD XL40S 40G 7200RPM, ATA-100 WD 400BB-00DEA0 HDD XL80S 80G 7200RPM WD WD800BB-00DKA0...
  • Page 96 AcerPower F1 Picture AUDIO CABLE 8PIN 2CON FRONT INTERNAL USB CABLE Main board MB E61ML P4/661FX/964L/2DIMM/3PCI Boards/Cards VGA CARD ATI RADEON 9200 (8X) 64MB DDR W/ TV OUT(NTSC), ATX BRACKET FIC VGA CARD ATI RADEON 9200 (8X) 64MB DDR W/ TV OUT(PAL), ATX BRACKET FIC VGA CARD ATI RADEON 9600 128MB DDR W/ TV OUT + DVI (PAL), ATX BRACKET FIC A96...
  • Page 97 AcerPower F1 Picture EMPTY COVER FOR 5.25" DEVICE HDD BRACKET FILLER COVER FOR 3.5" DEVICE Peripheral MOUSE PS2 2 BUTTON+WHEEL KYE POWER SCROLL PS2 WHITE OPTICAL MOUSE USB 2 BUTTON+WHEEL WHITE PS/2 KEYBOARD, KBP2971, US VER., 104KEYS PS/2 KEYBOARD, KBP2971, T.CHINESE VER., 104KEYS PS/2 KEYBOARD, KBP2971, ARABIC VER., 104KEYS PS/2 KEYBOARD, KBP2971, THAI VER., 104KEYS PS/2 KEYBOARD, KBP2971, SPANISH/US VER., 105KEYS...
  • Page 98 AcerPower F1 Picture USB Keyboard, KU0355, US Ver., 104keys USB Keyboard, KU0355, T.Chinese Ver., 104keys USB Keyboard, KU0355, Arabic Ver., 104keys USB Keyboard, KU0355, Thai Ver., 104keys USB Keyboard, KU0355, Spanish/US Ver., 105keys USB Keyboard, KU0355, Int'l US Ver., 104keys USB Keyboard, KU0355, Canadian/French Ver., 105keys USB Keyboard, KU0355, Brazilian Ver., 107keys USB Keyboard, KU0355, UK Ver., 104keys...
  • Page 99 Aspire T310 Picture Memory DDR266 256MB 0.14U 32MX8*8 NANYA NT256D64S88B0G-75B DDR266 512MB 0.14U 32MX8*16 NANYA NT512D64S8HB0G-75B DDR333 256MB INFENION DDR333 128MB 0.14U 16M*16*4 NANYA NT128D64SH4B1G-6K DDR333 256MB 0.14U 32M*8*8 NANYA NT256D64S88B1G-6K DDR333 512MB 0.14U 32M*8*16 NANYA NT512D64S8HB1G-6K DDR333 256MB MICRON MT8VDDT3264AG-335CA CL2.5...
  • Page 100 Aspire T310 Picture CD-ROM DRIVE 52X BTC F564E BLACK CD-ROM DRIVE 52X MSI MS-8152 BLACK CD-RW DRIVE 52X24X52X LITE-ON LTR-52246S BLACK DVD-ROM DRIVE 16X PIONEER DVD-121CHF BLACK DVD-ROM DRIVE 16X PIONEER DVD-121RD BLACK DVD-ROM DRIVE 16X LITI-ON XJ-HD166S BLACK DVD-ROM DRIVE 16X HLDS GCR-8162B BLACK...
  • Page 101 Aspire T310 Picture VGA CARD ATI RADEON 9200 (8X) 64MB DDR W/ TV OUT(NTSC), ATX BRACKET FIC VGA CARD ATI RADEON 9200 (8X) 64MB DDR W/ TV OUT(PAL), ATX BRACKET FIC VGA CARD ATI RADEON 9600 128MB DDR W/ TV OUT + DVI...
  • Page 102 Aspire T310 Picture MOUSE PS2 2 BUTTON+WHEEL KYE POWERSCROLL PS2 BLACK OPTICAL MOUSE USB 2 BUTTON+WHEEL KYE POWERSCROLL USB SILVER PS/2 Keyboard, KBP2971, US Ver., 104keys PS/2 Keyboard, KBP2971, T.Chinese Ver., 104keys PS/2 Keyboard, KBP2971, Thai Ver., 104keys PS/2 Keyboard, KBP2971, Arabic Ver., 104keys PS/2 Keyboard, KBP2971, Spanish/US Ver., 105keys...
  • Page 103 Aspire T310 Picture USB Keyboard, KU0355, Canadian/French Ver., 105keys USB Keyboard, KU0355, US Ver., 104keys USB Keyboard, KU0355, T.Chinese Ver., 104keys USB Keyboard, KU0355, Arabic Ver., 104keys USB Keyboard, KU0355, Thai Ver., 104keys USB Keyboard, KU0355, Thai Ver., 104keys USB Keyboard, KU0355, Spanish/US Ver., 105keys USB Keyboard, KU0355, Int'l US Ver., 104keys...
  • Page 104: Appendix A Model Definition And Configuration

    Model Definition and Configuration The AcerPower F1 / Aspire T310 Model No. Define: Trade Mark: Brand Name: Acer Description: Intel Pentium4/Celeron Processor Product Name: AcerPower F1 / Aspire T310 Appendix A Appendix A...
  • Page 105 Appendix A...
  • Page 106: Appendix B Test Compatible Components

    Appendix B Test Compatible Components AcerPower F1 / Aspire T310 compatibility is tested and verified by Acer’s internal testing department. All of its system functions are tested under the environments of Windows XP Home. Appendix B...
  • Page 107: Microsoft Winxp Home Environment Test

    Microsoft Windows XP Home Environment Test Components Main Board Foxconn P4/661FX/964L/2DIMM/3PCI P4/661FX/964L/2DIMM/3PCI, with 1394 Intel Celeron 2.4GHz/400FSB/128K Celeron 2.5GHz/400FSB/128K Celeron 2.6GHz/400FSB/128K (Multiple VID) Celeron 2.8GHz/400FSB/128K P4 2.5Ghz/400FSB/512K Northwood 2.4Ghz/512k/533FSB Northwood 2.8Ghz/512k/533FSB Northwood 2.4G Socket 478 Northwood 2.6G Socket 478 Northwood 2.8G Socket 478 Northwood 3.0G Socket 478 Northwood 3.2G Socket 478 DIMM (DDR 266/333/400)
  • Page 108 Components Hitachi 40G 7200RPM, ATA-100 80G 7200RPM, ATA-100 120G 7200RPM, ATA-100 CD-ROM CD-RW Liteon 52X/24X/52X Liteon 16X/40X Pioneer 16X/40X 16X/40X HLDS 16X/40X Combo HLDS 48X Combo DVD Dual 4X DVD DUAL Pioneer 4X DVD DUAL SuperMultiPlus HLDS 4X DVD SuperMulti Plus Modem Card F-1156I(+)/R12-AAP F-1156I(+)/R12-USA...
  • Page 109 Components Specifications Model Description Compal 17" CRT MONITOR,AC711,TCO99,N.M.,W/ EUROPE POWER CORD 17" CRT MONITOR,AC711,TCO99,N.M.,W/UK POWER CORD 17" CRT MONITOR,AC711,TCO99,N.M.,W/O POWER CORD 17" CRT MONITOR,AC711,TCO99,N.M.,W/US POWER CORD(STK) 17" CRT MONITOR,AC711,MPRII,N.M.,W/ US POWER CORD(AAC) 17" CRT MONITOR,AC711,MPRII,N.M.,W/ O POWER CORD 17" CRT MONITOR,AC711,MPRII,E.M.,W/ O POWER CORD 17"...
  • Page 110 Components Compal 15" LCD MONITOR,AL511,W/O SPEAKER,TCO99,W/EUROPE POWER CORD 15" LCD MONITOR,AL511,W/O SPEAKER,TCO99,W/UK POWER CORD 15" LCD MONITOR,AL511,W/O SPEAKER,TCO99,W/O POWER CORD 15" LCD MONITOR,AL511,W/O SPEAKER,TCO99,W/AUSTRALIA POWER CORD 15" LCD MONITOR,AL511,W/O SPEAKER,TCO99,W/SWISS POWER CORD 15" LCD MONITOR,AL511,W/O SPEAKER,TCO99,W/CHINA POWER CORD 15" LCD MONITOR,AL511,W/O SPEAKER,TCO99,W/US POWER CORD(AAC) 15"...
  • Page 111 Appendix B...
  • Page 112: Appendix C Online Support Information

    This section describes online technical support services available to help you repair your Acer Systems. If you are a distributor, dealer, ASP or TPM, please refer your technical queries to your local Acer branch office. Acer Branch Offices and Regional Business Units may access our website. However some information sources will require a user i.d.
  • Page 113 Appendix C...

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