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Epson ActionNote 890 Programming Instructions Manual

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Front View
These parts function only with the optional audio card installed.
Rear Panel and Left Side
Available only with the optional internal fax/modem or infrared device

Notebook Specifications

CPU and Memory
486 DX4/ 100 microprocessor installed in
a PGA socket; includes 8KB of internal
cache in write-back mode and integrated
math coprocessor
System speed
Fast speed and slow speed (8 MHz)
available; speed selection through Setup
M e m o r y
Video RAM
Clock/ calendar
Diskette drive
Hard disk
EPSON ActionNote 890 Series
8MB standard, configured with 4 or 8MB
RAM soldered on the system board;
systems with 4MB on system board,
include an additional 4MB memory
module; expandable up to 24MB using a
4, 8, or 16MB memory expansion module
(can install a 20MB module on systems
with 4MB on the system board)
128KB Flash ROM device containing the
system and video BIOS and Setup
program code
512KB DRAM supports resolutions up
to 640
480 in 256 colors on the color
LCD and up to 1024
768 in 16 colors or
600 in 256 colors on external
8KB internal
Real-time clock, calendar, and CMOS
RAM; backed up by internal battery
Chips and Technology® 65535 video
controller; 32-bit local bus interface to
the microprocessor; supports enhanced
video modes on an external monitor;
supports resolutions from 640
256 colors on the color LCD and up to
768 in 16 colors on an external
monitor; automatic external monitor
detection; simultaneous display with
LCD screen using Fn F10 command or
Built-in super I/O controller for one
internal 3.5-inch diskette drive; supports
720KB and 1.44MB formats
Built-in super I/O controller has
interface to one 2.5-inch, IDE internal
hard disk drive; automatically
recognizes and configures drives up to
19 mm high that support the IDE
Built-in Vadem® VG-468 controller for
two stacked slots; supports two Type I
or II cards, or one Type III; PCMCIA
version 2.01 and JEIDA 4.1 compatible;
supports low power and suspend
modes; supports hot insertion (including
ExCA standards); register compatible
with Intel® 82365SL,
480 in



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  • Page 1: Notebook Specifications

    EPSON ActionNote 890 Series Front View 8MB standard, configured with 4 or 8MB M e m o r y RAM soldered on the system board; systems with 4MB on system board, include an additional 4MB memory module; expandable up to 24MB using a...
  • Page 2: Volume Control

    Replicator User’s Guide; all installed on the hard disk drive; refer to About Your Software Security Connector for optional Kensington® card for details on EPSON’s support security device policy 85 keys; 101-key keyboard compatible; Keyboard embedded numeric keypad; Fn key for...
  • Page 3: Fax/Modem Specifications

    Flashing green-Suspend mode; press Caution Suspend/Resume button to return to full power Use only the adapters and replacement batteries designed for use with the ActionNote 890 series (lightweight AC adapter Charge Orange-battery is charging normally Green-battery is fully charged A882051, international AC adapter A882101, auto adapter Flashing orange-battery is not installed A882241, and battery A882291).
  • Page 4: Major Subassemblies

    EPSON ActionNote 890 Series Optional Equipment Major Subassemblies 4MB, 8MB, or 16MB memory expansion module LED panel (LED card or under User-removable 540MB, 810MB, or 1.2GB hard disk drive audio/LED card panel) memory module 14.4Kbps baud internal data fax/modem 115.2 kbits/second IrDA-compliant infrared device 16-bit, SoundBlaste®l6-compatible stereo audio card...
  • Page 5: Connector Pin Assignments

    EPSON ActionNote 890 Series System board components Serial port connector (J2) VGA connector for an external monitor (J3) Power converter board connector (22-pin male) Connector Pin Assignments Power converter board connector (14-pin male) Pin No. Signal Name Description 1 to 4...
  • Page 6 EPSON ActionNote 890 Series External keyboard/mouse connector (J7) HDD IDE connector (J23) Signal Signal Signal AUX-DATA AUX-CLK +5 V Microphone connector (J88) Signal Signal Signal AGND BMlC MICIN MICIN BMIC connector (J15) Fax/modem Speaker connector (J18) Signal Signal FDD connector (J22) Pin No.
  • Page 7 EPSON ActionNote 890 Series PCMCIA connector (P1 and P2) Audio-Out connector (J24) Signal Signal Signal AGND LOUT0 LOUT1 LCD connector (J11, 10-pin) Pin Signal Signal Pin Signal Pin Signal B P L D 2 7 BPLD8 BPLD12 LCD ON BPLD4...
  • Page 8 EPSON ActionNote 890 Series Main board connector to power converter (J17) Pin Signal Pin Signal Pin Signal Pin Signal Touchpad connector (J19) Signal Signal Signal Pin Signal TBDIS MCLK TBDIS MCLK Z8PO0 Z8PO0 Z8PO1 Z8PO1 MDATA VCC5 MDATA VCC5 Internal keyboard connector (J20)
  • Page 9: System Memory Map

    EPSON ActionNote 890 Series System Memory Map 000000H 640KB base memory 0A0000H reserved for graphics display area 128KB 0C0000H Reserved 0E0000H for VGA BIOS 40KB 0EA000H Power Management Utility 0F0000H 64KB for system BIOS 100000H Extended memory FFE000H Duplicated code assignment at address 0E0000...
  • Page 10 Installation/Support Tips Using Low Battery Save to HDD and Instant On Hexadecimal Address Device The ActionNote 890 series hard disk drive is partitioned at 000-01F DMA Controller 1 the factory so that these options can be used. A 25MB area...
  • Page 11 None Product Support Bulletins None Related Documentation 400521800 EPSON ActionNote 890 Series User’s Guide About Your Software 400526800 Choosing Your Operating System 400527000 PL-AN890S EPSON ActionNote 890 Series Parts Price List TM-AN800T EPSON ActionNote 890 Series Service Manual 8/25/95 AN890-11...