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  • Page 1 FaxFlash is a service mark of NEC Computer Systems Division (NECCSD), Packard Bell NEC, Inc. NEC is a registered trademark, Versa is a U.S. registered trademark, MiniDock, VersaBay, VersaGlide, and PortBar are trademarks, and UltraCare is a U.S. registered service mark of NEC Corporation, used under license.
  • Page 2: Preface

    MiniDock 6000™. It also provides hardware and interface infor- mation for users who need an overview of the docking station’s design. The manual is written for NEC-trained customer engineers, system analysts, service center personnel, and dealers. The manual is organized as follows:...
  • Page 3: Abbreviations

    Abbreviations ampere error checking and correction alternating current error detecting system advanced technology Enhanced Graphics Adapter (IBM PC) enhanced parallel port Bulletin Board System EPROM erasable and programmable binary-coded decimal BIOS basic input/output system EVGA Enhanced Video Graphics Array binary digit Fahrenheit bits per inch facsimile transmission...
  • Page 4 Abbreviations inches per second PJQFP plastic J-lead quad flat pack interrupt request PLCC plastic lead chip carrier kilo (1024) phase lock loop kilo (1000) peak-to-peak kilobyte programmable peripheral interface kilogram PQFP plastic quad flat package kilohertz PROM programmable ROM kilovolt quad flat pack pound random-access memory...
  • Page 5 Abbreviations VESA video electronics standards association variable frequency oscillator Video Graphics Array VLSI very large-scale integration VRAM virtual RAM watt microfarad microprocessor microsecond...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Section 2 Setup and Operation Unpacking the Unit ...................... 2-1 Environment ......................2-1 Hardware Setup ......................2-1 Preparing the NEC Versa for Docking ..............2-3 Docking the NEC Versa..................2-5 Undocking the NEC Versa..................2-9 Software Setup ......................2-10 Plug and Play Software Setup ................2-10 Running the Setup Utility.....................
  • Page 7 Appendix A Connector Locations and Pin Assignment Figures NEC Versa MiniDock 6000 ................1-1 NEC Versa MiniDock 6000 Front and Top Features ........1-2 NEC Versa MiniDock 6000 LEDs ..............1-3 NEC Versa MiniDock 6000 Left Features ............1-4 NEC Versa MiniDock 6000 Right Features............ 1-5 NEC Versa MiniDock 6000 Rear Features .............
  • Page 8 Printer Port ....................A-3 Monitor Port ....................A-4 List of Tables NEC Versa MiniDock 6000 Chip Types and Technologies ......1-8 I/O Address Map ................... 1-9 NEC Versa MiniDock 6000 Specifications ............. 1-11 NEC Versa Series MiniDock 6000 Disassembly Sequence......3-3 NEC Versa Series MiniDock 6000 Field-Replaceable Parts ......
  • Page 9: Section 1 Technical Information

    Section 1 Technical Information The NEC Versa MiniDock 6000™ provides the user with a way to transform his/her NEC Versa 6000 Series notebook computer into a desktop system. Figure 1-1 NEC Versa MiniDock 6000...
  • Page 10: Hardware Overview

    Front and Top Features Features on the front and top of the NEC Versa MiniDock 6000 are shown in the following figure. Descriptions follow the figure. Figure 1-2 NEC Versa MiniDock 6000 Front and Top Features Front and Top Feature Descriptions Docking Guides —...
  • Page 11: Nec Versa Minidock 6000 Leds

    Technical Information AC Port Guard — keeps you from accidentally docking the NEC Versa while it is still plugged into the AC adapter. When the notebook is docked, the MiniDock supplies power to run the system and charges the battery installed in the NEC Versa notebook, but not the battery installed in the MiniDock 6000 VersaBay II.
  • Page 12: Left Features

    LS-120 drive installed in the MiniDock or NEC Versa is accessed. Diskette Drive Access – lights green when a standard diskette drive installed in the NEC Versa or MiniDock VersaBay II is accessed. Also lights green when a diskette drive connected via an external FDD connector cable is ac- cessed.
  • Page 13: Right Features

    MiniDock. Undocking Button —releases the locking mechanism and prepares the NEC Versa for undocking. For warm undocking, you must press the Undocking button before pressing the Eject lever to successfully undock. (See Chapter 2, “Docking and Undocking,” for details about undocking the system.)
  • Page 14: Rear Features

    MiniDock. VersaBay II Eject Button — ejects a device installed in the MiniDock 6000 VersaBay II. Power Button — lets you power on and off the NEC Versa notebook computer docked on the MiniDock. Rear Features Features on the rear of the MiniDock 6000 are shown in the following figure. Descriptions follow the figure.
  • Page 15 Technical Information USB Port — lets you connect one or more USB devices to the Mini- Dock. If your NEC Versa supports USB device connection, this port on the MiniDock works. If your NEC Versa does not support USB device connection, this port does not work.
  • Page 16: Nec Versa Minidock 6000 Chipset

    Refer to Table 1-1 for a quick summary of the chip types used in the system. See the Abbreviations section at the beginning of this manual for a translation of chip technologies. Table 1-1 NEC Versa MiniDock 6000 Chip Types and Technologies Chip...
  • Page 17: Pci To Pci Controller (Pciset 82380Fb)

    IDE Controller (PCI0646U) NEC uses CMD Technology’s PCI to IDE controller, providing the following: standard PCI to Universal Serial Bus (USB) technology complete driver support for all major operating systems including MS-DOS, Win- dows 3.1, Windows NT, Windows 95, and Novell NetWare...
  • Page 18: Interrupt Availability

    IRQ11 — IntB (Assigned by Windows 95 Cardbus driver) IRQ12 — * VersaGlide/Mouse IRQ13 — Math Coprocessor IRQ14 — Primary Hard Drive IRQ15 — * Secondary Hard Drive (MD6000 Drive). * These IRQ’s are available for reassignment (IRQ12 is available only with the NEC Versa 6020/6030).
  • Page 19: Specifications

    Technical Information 1-11 SPECIFICATIONS Table 1-3 provides a complete list of the NEC Versa Series MiniDock 6000 specifications. Table 1-3 NEC Versa Series MiniDock 6000 Specifications Item Specification Chassis Configuration (Size) Width:11.58 in. (297 mm) Depth:16.25 in. (416.6 mm) Height (Back): 3.66 in. (94 mm) Weight: 7.05 lb.
  • Page 20 1-12 Technical Information Table 1-3 NEC Versa Series MiniDock 6000 Specifications (cont’d) Item Specification Standard Software NEC MiniDock 6000 Setup utility BIOS Update Diskette Recommended Environment Temperature: 41° to 95°F (5° to 35°C) Relative Humidity: 8% to 80% (noncondensing) Storage Requirements Temperature: –4°...
  • Page 21: Section 2 Setup And Operation

    5% to 95% (noncondensing) HARDWARE SETUP The power cable that comes with the unit provides power to the NEC Versa MiniDock 6000 and the NEC Versa. Connect the MiniDock power cable as follows: NOTE: Make sure to plug the power cable into the MiniDock 6000 before docking the NEC Versa.
  • Page 22: Ac Power Cable Connection

    Make sure the main Power switch on the back of the MiniDock is powered on before docking the NEC Versa. Docking the NEC Versa while the MiniDock is powered off can result in a system crash. This caution applies to the Windows 95...
  • Page 23: Preparing The Nec Versa For Docking

    Follow the procedure given next to prepare the NEC Versa for docking. Set NEC Versa power for your system as follows. If you have a Plug and Play NEC Versa, you can either put your sys- tem into Suspend mode or leave it in full Operation mode for docking.
  • Page 24: Nec Versa Expansion Port Cover

    On the back of the NEC Versa, open the expansion port cover and slide it underneath the expansion port. Check that all other NEC Versa port covers are closed.
  • Page 25: Docking The Nec Versa

    MiniDock power on. This procedure can be used with NEC Versa systems that run the Windows 95 operating system. Hot Docking — with NEC Versa power on and the system in full opera- tion mode. This procedure can be used with NEC Versa systems with the Windows 95 operating system.
  • Page 26: Adjusting The Ac Port Guard

    Setup and Operation Figure 2-6 Adjusting the AC Port Guard For easier docking, close the LCD panel on the NEC Versa. (This is not required, but is recommended.) Align the docking guides on the MiniDock with the docking grooves on the bottom of the NEC Versa.
  • Page 27: Docking The Nec Versa

    Place your fingers in the docking grips and your thumbs on the front of the NEC Versa. Firmly push against the computer with equal pressure against the left front and right front of the NEC Versa. Continue to press until the connection between the computer and the MiniDock is secure.
  • Page 28: Power Button

    Setup and Operation Press the Power button on the front right side of the MiniDock to power on the NEC Versa. When the Docking Status LED lights a steady green, the docking process has successfully completed and the NEC Versa is powered on.
  • Page 29: Undocking The Nec Versa

    Setup and Operation Undocking the NEC Versa Undock your NEC Versa as follows. Check the status of your NEC Versa power: If you are running Windows 95, you leave the system in Operation mode to undock. If you are running Windows for Workgroups or Windows NT, save your files, close any open applications, exit Windows and press the Power button on the side of the MiniDock to power off the system.
  • Page 30: Software Setup

    NEC Versa, and reboot the system. The MiniDock is automatically configured for use with the NEC Versa system. RUNNING THE SETUP UTILITY Setting up the software to use the MiniDock is easy to do. The NEC MiniDock 6000 ships ® with a CD-ROM containing an online user’s guide and CardWizard PC card drivers.
  • Page 31: Using The Setup Utility

    The setup utility installs the online MiniDock user’s guide and the appropri- ate PC card drivers for the operating system. Do so as follows: Make sure the CD-ROM reader is installed in the NEC Versa and that the NEC Versa is not docked.
  • Page 32: Main Setup Screen

    After you press the Setup button, the system displays a Windows setup screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to install your selection. If you have another selection to load, repeat steps 4 and 5. From the Main Setup screen, press Exit. The NEC Versa on the MiniDock is now fully functional!
  • Page 33: Preventive Maintenance

    Section 3 Troubleshooting and Repairs This section contains preventive and corrective maintenance procedures for the NEC Versa MiniDock 6000. The first part of the section describes cleaning procedures and preferred handling procedures for sensitive components. The second part of the section contains removal and replacement procedures for all field replaceable parts.
  • Page 34: Protecting The Disk Drives

    Troubleshooting and Repairs Remove the top cover using the disassembly procedures discussed later in this section. Dust or vacuum (with a rubber-tipped nozzle) the inside of the system unit par- ticularly the motherboard surface. Use care to avoid damaging or dislodging any components or cables.
  • Page 35: Disassembly And Reassembly

    Troubleshooting and Repairs 3-3 DISASSEMBLY AND REASSEMBLY This subsection contains step-by-step disassembly procedures for the NEC Versa Mini- Dock 6000. Reassembly is the reverse of disassembly. Each procedure is supported by a simplified disassembly illustration to facilitate removal. The Illustrated Parts Breakdown and parts lists for the system unit are shown later in this subsection.
  • Page 36: Top Cover

    Troubleshooting and Repairs Top Cover Follow these steps to remove the MiniDock 6000 top cover: Shelter Cover Remove the upper shelter cover by inserting a flat-head screwdriver and com- press the latch. Figure 3-1 Upper Shelter Cover Lift the upper shelter cover from the top cover assembly. upper shelter cover...
  • Page 37: Undock Lever Screw Location

    Troubleshooting and Repairs 3-5 Undock Lever Locate and remove two screws on the back underside of the undock lever. Figure 3-2 Undock Lever Screw Location Slide the undock lever toward the rear of the MiniDock 6000 and lift to remove.
  • Page 38: Undock Shelter Screws

    Troubleshooting and Repairs Undock Shelter Locate and remove two screws on the undock shelter. Figure 3-3 Undock Shelter Screws Slide the undock shelter from the top cover assembly.
  • Page 39: Bottom Of The Minidock 6000

    Troubleshooting and Repairs 3-7 Battery and Bottom Screws Follow these steps to remove the battery. Turn over the MiniDock 6000. Remove the seven screws (one screw on the battery compartment bay cover and six on the bottom surface). Figure 3-4 Bottom of the MiniDock 6000 Disconnect the battery cable from the connector on the PCB at connector CN20 board.
  • Page 40: Interior Of The Minidock 6000

    Troubleshooting and Repairs Separating the Top and Bottom Covers Turn the MiniDock 6000 back over. Gently separate the top and bottom cover by starting at the front and working to- wards the rear. When the top cover is loose, slide it forward and lift away from the bottom cover. Figure 3-5 Interior of the MiniDock 6000...
  • Page 41: Internal Components

    Troubleshooting and Repairs 3-9 Internal Components Follow these steps to remove the internal components of the MiniDock 6000. During these steps it will be necessary to disconnect various cables. Fan Assembly Follow these directions to remove the fan assembly. Locate and remove three screws. Figure 3-6 Fan Assembly Screws Disconnect the inline cable connector.
  • Page 42: Pcb Sub Screws

    3-10 Troubleshooting and Repairs PCB Main Follow these directions to remove the PCB Main assembly. Locate and remove the 7 screws shown in Figure 3-7. Figure 3-7 PCB Sub Screws Disconnect the PCB – Sub Main cable from connector CN6 on the PCB main. Lift and disconnect the FPC from the PCB board at connector CN6.
  • Page 43: Frame Pcb Main

    Troubleshooting and Repairs 3-11 Frame PCB Main Locate and remove seven screws shown in the following figure: Figure 3-8 Frame PCB Main Lift the frame from the sub assembly. Reassembly The recommended sequence for inserting and tightening screws is shown in the prior Fig- ure 3-8 by circled numbers.
  • Page 44: Undock Unit Screw Location

    3-12 Troubleshooting and Repairs Undock Unit Locate and remove the one screw that secures the undock unit. Figure 3-9 Undock Unit Screw Location Lift and remove the undock unit.
  • Page 45 Troubleshooting and Repairs 3-13 VersaBay Panel Locate and remove two screws to remove the VersaBay panel (one screw is found on the exterior of the bottom cover). Figure 3-10 VersaBay Panel Lift the VersaBay panel from the unit.
  • Page 46: Power Supply Unit

    3-14 Troubleshooting and Repairs Power Supply Unit Remove seven screws ( five screws that secure the board to the interior of the unit and two from the rear of the unit.) Figure 3-11 Power Supply Unit Lift and remove the power supply unit.
  • Page 47: Pcb Sub

    Troubleshooting and Repairs 3-15 PCB Sub Locate and remove seven screws. Figure 3-12 PCB Sub Locate and remove four screws attaching the Power switch to the bottom cover. This Power switch is hardwired to the PCB sub board. Lift and remove the PCB sub board and Power switch. Reassembly The recommended sequence for inserting and tightening screws is shown in the prior Fig- ure 3-12 by circled numbers.
  • Page 48: Illustrated Parts Breakdown

    Troubleshooting and Repairs ILLUSTRATED PARTS BREAKDOWN The next section contains the NEC part numbers and the illustrated parts breakdown (IPB) figure for the NEC Versa MiniDock 6000. The following figure shows the system ex- ploded view diagram, or IPB. Table 3-3 lists field-replaceable parts and corresponding part numbers.
  • Page 49: Frame Pcb Main

    Troubleshooting and Repairs 3-17 Table 3-2 NEC Versa MiniDock 6000 Field-Replaceable Parts Item Description Part Number Cover Bottom Assembly R2270501 R2276808 PCB Main R2277020C Shelter Cover Upper R2271011C Cover Assembly PCMICA R2270503 Frame PCB Main R2271026B Undock Unit R2271068C Lever Undock Assembly...
  • Page 50: Service Information

    CD - MiniDock 6000 Software Utility 819-050443-000 Diskette – MiniDock 6000 BIOS Utility 819-074096-0212 SERVICE INFORMATION NEC service and information telephone numbers are listed in Table 3-4. Table 3-4 NEC Service and Information Telephone Numbers Service Call To order NECCSD spare parts In the U.S., call 1(800) 632-4525...
  • Page 51: Technical Support

    Troubleshooting and Repairs 3-19 TECHNICAL SUPPORT NECCSD Customer Service Response Center provides an E-mail service for Internet us- ers. Technical questions regarding NEC products can be sent over the Internet system to the Center. The Internet address is as follows: tech-support@neccsd.com If it is more convenient, questions may also be faxed to the Customer Service Response Center.
  • Page 52: Ordering Information From Faxflash

    3-20 Troubleshooting and Repairs ORDERING INFORMATION FROM FAXFLASH Order information from FaxFlash as follows: Check that the fax machine is on. Locate the document part number. Using a touch-tone telephone, call 1-888-329-0088 (U.S. and Canada only). For international use, enter the international long distance access number, the U.S.
  • Page 53: Appendix A Connector Locations And Pin Assignment

    Appendix A Connector Locations and Pin Assignment The following tables list system connectors and pin assignments. KEYBOARD AND MOUSE PORTS The ports for the external keyboard and mouse are 6-pin mini-DIN female ports. The key- board and mouse connectors are male connectors. Figure A-1 Keyboard and Mouse Ports Table A-1 Keyboard/Mouse Pin Assignments Signal...
  • Page 54: Com Port

    Connector Locations and Pin Assignment COM PORT COM port pin assignments are as follows. Figure A-2 COM port Table A-2 COM Port Pin Assignments Function Carrier Detect Receive Data Transmit Data Data Terminal Ready Signal Ground Data Set Ready Request to Send Clear to Send Ring Indicator...
  • Page 55: Printer Port

    Connector Locations and Pin Assignment PRINTER PORT Printer port pin assignments are as follows. Figure A-3 Printer port Table A-3 Printer Port Pin Assignments Function Strobe Data Bit 0 Data Bit 1 Data Bit 2 Data Bit 3 Data Bit 4 Data Bit 5 Data Bit 6 Data Bit 7...
  • Page 56: Monitor Port

    Connector Locations and Pin Assignment MONITOR PORT Monitor port pin assignments are as follows. Figure A-4 Monitor Port Table A-4 Monitor Port Pin Assignments Function Green Blue VESA option (1) Ground Red return (ground) Green return (ground) Blue return (ground) Sync return (ground) VESA Option (2) VESA Data...
  • Page 57: Docking Expansion Port Assignments

    Connector Locations and Pin Assignment EXPANSION PORT Pin assignments for the docking expansion port are as follows. Table A-5 Docking Expansion Port Assignments Signal Description CD3# Docking Detect [3] 2 to 5 CHRPW Charge Power QVCC Q Buffer Vcc Not Used PREQB PCI Bus Request B GNTA#...
  • Page 58 Connector Locations and Pin Assignment Table A-5 Docking Expansion Port Assignments Signal Description PERR# PCI Parity Error SERR# PCI System Error C/BE1# PCI Bus Command and Byte Enable 1 AD15 PCI Address and Data Bus [15] AD13 PCI Address and Data Bus [13] AD12 PCI Address and Data Bus [12] AD10...
  • Page 59 Connector Locations and Pin Assignment Table A-5 Docking Expansion Port Assignments Signal Description PREQA PCI Bus Request A Not Used REQA# PC/PCI Bus Requests IRQ15 ISA IRQ 15 CLKRUN# Clock Run IRQ14 ISA IRQ 14 REQ0# Std PCI Bus Requests IRQ12 ISA IRQ 12 Digital GND...
  • Page 60 Connector Locations and Pin Assignment Table A-5 Docking Expansion Port Assignments Signal Description PCI Address and Data Bus [8] DCDCIN DC Power In PCI Address and Data Bus [6] ADADIN DC Power In PCI Address and Data Bus [3] DCDCIN DC Power In PCI Address and Data Bus [0] DCDCIN...
  • Page 61 Connector Locations and Pin Assignment Table A-5 Docking Expansion Port Assignments Signal Description FDIR# FDD Direction DSDSKC# FDD Disk Change DENSY FDD Density DSREDA# FDD Read Data WRENB FDD Write Enable DSINDEX# FDD Index WDATA# FDD Write Data Not Used 5VDD DSON# NB Power Control...
  • Page 62 A-10 Connector Locations and Pin Assignment Table A-5 Docking Expansion Port Assignments Signal Description JOYF2 Joystick DSLINR Barrack Board Line In Right DSOUTL Docking Station Out Left VCR2# VCR Power On Detect [2] CD2# Docking Detect [2] GREEN CRT Green CRT Red 183 to 185 AGNDV...
  • Page 63 Connector Locations and Pin Assignment A-11 Table A-5 Docking Expansion Port Assignments Signal Description 1 215 1 PBUSY 1 Printer Busy 1 216 1 PDATA4 1 Printer Data [4] 1 217 1 PACK 1 Printer Acknowledge 1 218 1 PDATA5 1 Printer Data [5] 1 219 1 PERROR#...
  • Page 64 Index Interrupt level assignments, 1-10 AC port guard, 1-3 Air vents, 1-2 Keyboard and mouse connectors, A-1 Backup system disk, 3-2 Battery, 7 Diskette drive access, 1-4 Docking status, 1-3 IDE drive access, 1-4 Chipset, 1-8 LEDs, 1-3 Cleaning Loading drivers, 2-10 internal components, 3-2 outer surface, 3-1 Cold docking, 2-5...
  • Page 65 Rear features, 1-6 Service telephone numbers, 3-18 Servicing a hard disk, 3-2 Servicing the system required tools, 3-2 Setting the NEC Versa for docking, 2-3 Setting up the software, 2-10 Software setup plug and play systems, 2-10 Storage temperature, 2-1...
  • Page 66 (For United States Use Only) FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.