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Aspire SA90
AcerPower S290
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

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  • Page 1 Aspire SA90 AcerPower S290 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: Revision History

    Revision History Please refer to the table below for the updates made on Aspire SA90/AcerPower S290 service guide. Date Chapter Updates...
  • Page 3 Copyright Copyright © 2005 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 4 Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: SCREEN Denotes actual messages that appear MESSAGES on screen. NOTE Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic. WARNING Alerts you to any damage that might result from doing or not doing specific actions.
  • Page 5 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 6: Table Of Contents

    Aspire SA90 Front Panel ......6 Aspire SA90 Rear Panel ......7 AcerPower S290 Front Panel .
  • Page 7: Chapter 1 System Specifications

    Chapter 1 System Specifications Features Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista (Home Basic, Home Premium, Buiness) Processor ® Socket Type : Intel Socket T LGA 775 pin Processor Type : ® Intel Core 2 Duo 755 FSB 1066/800/533 MHZ ® Intel Pentium 4/D 775 FSB 533/800MHz ®...
  • Page 8 Slot Quantity : 1 Support 1.44MB 3.5” Devices Slot Type: 40 pin PATA IDE slot Slot Quantity: 1 Transfer rate support: PIO mode: 0/1/2/3/4 ATA mode: 33/66/100 port supported Slot Type: SATA slot Slot Quantity: 2 Transfer rate support: SATA 1.5 Gb/s and SATA 3.0 Gb/s Storage Type support: HDD/CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD Dual/DVD SuperMultiPlus Audio...
  • Page 9: Power Supply

    Provides DMI 2.0, WFM 2.0, WOL, and SM Bus for system management. I/O Connector Controller : Super I/O ITE 8718F-EX with hardware monitor Rear I/O Connector 1 PS/2 Keyboard Port, 1 PS/2 Mouse Port 1 Parallel Port, 1 Serial Port 1 VGA Port 1 10/100/1000 LAN Port 4 USB Ports...
  • Page 10: Mainboard Placement

    Mainboard Placement Chapter 1...
  • Page 11: Block Diagram

    Block Diagram LGA 775 Note: Do not include the schematic when create netlist. Host Bus Graphic Interface PCI EXPRESS X16 SLOT DDR2 CHANNEL A SiS671FX DIMM 1 DIMM 2 PCI EXPRESS X1 SLOT HyperZip on board 1394 PCI SLOT 2 PCI SLOT 1 HD Audio Codec...
  • Page 12: Aspire Sa90 Front Panel

    Aspire SA90 Front Panel The computer’s front panel consists of the following: Description Description Label Description Optical drive Floppy disk drive Power button Speaker or headphone jack Microphone jack USB ports Chapter 1...
  • Page 13: Aspire Sa90 Rear Panel

    Aspire SA90 Rear Panel Description Description Description Description Power cord socket Voltage selector switch Fan aperture PS/2 keyboard connector PS/2 mouse connector Serial port Printer connector Monitor connector USB 2.0 ports RJ-45 Ethernet connector Microphone jack Line-out Jack Line-in jack...
  • Page 14: Acerpower S290 Front Panel

    AcerPower S290 Front Panel Label Description Power-Button Speaker-out/Line-out Port Microphone-in out ( Front ) USB Ports Optical drive eject button Optical drive Power LED HDD LED Floppy drive eject button Floppy disk drive Chapter 1...
  • Page 15: Acerpower S290 Rear Panel

    AcerPower S290 Rear Panel Description Description Description Description Power cord socket Voltage selector switch Fan aperture PS/2 keyboard connector PS/2 mouse connector Serial port Printer connector Monitor connector USB 2.0 ports RJ-45 Ethernet connector Microphone jack Line-out Jack Line-in jack Extension card slots Chapter 1...
  • Page 16: Hardware Specifications And Configurations

    Hardware Specifications and Configurations Processor Item Specification Type Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium 4/D / Intel Celeron Socket LGA 775 Speed 1.8~3.6G 1066/800/533 MHZ Minimum operating speed 0 MHz (If Stop CPU Clock in Sleep State in BIOS Setup is set to Enabled.) BIOS Item...
  • Page 17 Memory Combinations Slot Memory Module Total Memory Slot 1 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB 128MB~ 1GB Slot 2 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB 128MB~ 1GB Maximum System Memory Supported 128MB~2GB System Memory Item Specification Memory slot number 2 slot Support memory size per socket 128MB/256MB/ 512MB/ 1GB Support maximum memory size Support memory type...
  • Page 18 Audio Interface Item Specification Audio Channel 7.1ch Audio function control Enable/disable by BIOS Setup Mono or stereo Stereo Resolution 20 bits Compatibility Sound Blaster Pro/16 compatible Mixed digital and analog high performance chip Enhanced stereo full duplex operation High performance audio accelerator and AC’97 support Full native DOS games compatibility Virtual FM enhances audio experience through real-time FM-to- Wavetable conversion...
  • Page 19 Parallel Port Item Specification Parallel port controller ITE8718Ex Parallel port controller resident bus ISA bus Number of parallel ports Support ECP/EPP SPP / Bi-directional / ECP / EPP Connector type 25-pin D-type female connector Parallel port function control Enable/disable by BIOS Setup Optional ECP DMA channel DMA channel 1 (in BIOS Setup)
  • Page 20 Environmental Requirements Item Specifications Operating 15% to 80% RH Non-operating 10% to 90% RH Vibration Operating (unpacked) 5 ~ 500 Hz:2.20g RMS random, 10 minutes per axis in all 3 axes 5 ~500 Hz: 1.09g RMS random, 1 hour per axis in all 3 axes Power Management Devices Power Button...
  • Page 21: 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 22: Chapter 2 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 23: Entering Setup

    Entering Setup Power on the computer and the system will start POST (Power On Self Test)process. 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 24 The items in the main menu are explained below: Product Information To introduce the Product Name,System P/N and MainBoard ID...etc. Standard CMOS Features The basic system configuration can be set up through this menu. Advanced BIOS Features The advanced system features can be set up through this menu. Advancted Chipset Features The values for the chipset can be changed through this menu, and the system performance can be optimized.
  • Page 25: Product Information

    Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Product Information Product Name ASSA90/APS290 Help Item Main Board ID F671FXCR System S/N Main Board S/N System Manufacture Name Acer MB Manufacture Name Acer System BIOS Version 6.00 PG SMBIOS Version System BIOS ID 687A1D11 BIOS Release Date 01/08/2007...
  • Page 26: 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: Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Standard CMOS Features Date (MM:DD:YY): Sat. Jan 7 2006 Help Item Time (HH:MM:SS): 22 : 36 : 36...
  • Page 27 Parameter Description Options Drive B Allows you to configure your floppy drive B. None 360 KB, 5.25-inch 1.2 MB, 5.25-inch 720 KB, 3.5-inch 1.44M, 3.5 - inch 2.88 MB, 3.5-inch Floppy 3 Mode Support Floppy 3 mode refers to a 3.5-inch diskette with Disabled a capacity of 1.2 MB.
  • Page 28: Advanced Bios Features

    Advanced BIOS Features The following screen shows the Advanced BIOS Features: Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced BIOS Features CPU Feature [Press Enter] Help Item Hard Disk Boot Priority [Press Enter] Virus Warning [Disabled] Quick Power On Self Test [Enabled] First Boot Device [Hard Disk]...
  • Page 29 Parameter Description Options Boot Up Floppy Seek Setting to Enabled will make BIOS seek floppy Enabled drive a: before booting the system. Disabled Boot Up NumLock Status Sets the NumLock status when the system is powered on. Setting to On will turn on the NumLock key when the system is powered on.
  • Page 30: Advanced Chipset Features

    Advanced Chipset Features Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced Chipset Features Internal Graphic Control [Press Enter] Help Item DRAM Clock/Timing Control [Press Enter] AGP Aperture Size [64MB] Memory Hole at 15M-16M [Disabled] :Move Enter: Select +/-/ :Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help F5:Previous Values F7:Optimized Defaults Parameter Description...
  • Page 31: Integrated Peripherals

    Integrated Peripherals Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Integrated Peripherals Onboard IDE Device [Press Enter] Help Item Onboard PCI Device [Press Enter] Onboard SuperIO Device [Press Enter] :Move Enter: Select +/-/ :Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help F5:Previous Values F7:Optimized Defaults Parameter Description Option...
  • Page 32: Power Management

    Power Management 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: Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Power Management Setup ACPI function...
  • Page 33 Parameter Description Options ACPI Suspend Type This item specifies the power saving modes for S1 (POS) ACPI function. S1(POS): The S1 sleep mode is a S3 (STR) low power state. In this state, no system context S1&S3 (CPU or chipset) is lost and hardware maintains all system context.
  • Page 34 Parameter Description Options PM Wake Up Events Disabled: The specified event's activity will not [Press Enter] affect the PM Timers/wake up the system. Enabled: The specified event's activity will affect the PM Timers/wake up the system. For example, if you have a modem on IRQ3, you can turn On IRQ3 as a wake-up event, so an interrupt from the modem can wake up the system.
  • Page 35: Pnp/Pci Configuration

    PnP/PCI Configuration Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility PnP/PCI Configurations PCI/VGA Palette Snoop [Disabled] Help Item ** PCI Express relative items ** Maximum ASPM supported [L0s&L1] Masimum Payload Size [4096] :Move Enter: Select +/-/ :Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help F5:Previous Values F7:Optimized Defaults Parameter Description Options...
  • Page 36: Pc Health Status

    PC Health Status Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility PC Health Status CPU Warning Temperature C/158 Help Item CPU Shutdown Temperature C/194 SYS Shutdown Temperature C/194 CPU core voltage 1.16V DIMM voltage 1.77V 3.3V 3.31V 5.0V 4.89V 11.71V CPU Temperature SYS Temperature CPU Fan Speed 976 RPM...
  • Page 37: Frequency/Voltage Control

    Frequency/Voltage Control Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Frequency/Voltage Control Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk [Enabled] Help Item Spread Spectrum [Enabled] :Move Enter: Select +/-/ :Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help F5:Previous Values F7:Optimized Defaults The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested settings.
  • Page 38: 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 39: 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 40: Save & 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 41: 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 42: Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly And Replacement

    Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement 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. During the disassembly process, group the screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatches when putting back the components.
  • Page 43: 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 44: Disassembly Procedure

    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. Chapter 3...
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  • Page 59: Chapter 4 Troubleshooting

    Chapter 4 Troubleshooting Please refer to generic troubleshooting guide for trougleshooting information relating to following topics: Power-On Self-Test (POST) POST Check Points POST Error Messages List Error Symptoms List Chapter 4...
  • Page 60: Chapter 5 Jumper And Connector Information

    Chapter 5 Jumper and Connector Information Jumper Setting This section explains how to set jumpers for correct configuration of the mainboard. Setting Jumper Use the motherboard jumpers to set system configuration options. Jumpers with more than one pin are numbered. When setting the jumpers, ensure that the jumper caps are placed on the correct pins. Description Illustration The illustrations show a 2-pin jumper.
  • Page 61 Checking Connector CPU_FAN: CPU Cooling Fan Connector Signal Name Function System Ground +12V Power +12V Sense Sensor Control FAN Control Signal SYS_FAN/PWR_FAN: FAN Power Connectors Signal Name Function System Ground +12V Power +12V Sense Sensor ATX_POWER: ATX 20-pin Power Connector Signal Name Signal Name +3.3V...
  • Page 62 Front Panel Header The front panel header (PANEL1) provides a standard set of switch and LED connectors commonly found on ATX or Micro ATX cases. Refer to the table below for information: Illustration Signal Signal 5V_SYS GPIO_GRN_ HDR_R HDD_LED_R GPIO_YLW_ HDR_R PSIN ICH_SYS_RS...
  • Page 63 Front 1394 Illustration Signal Name Signal Name TPA+ TPA- GROUND GROUND TPB+ TPB- +12V(FUSED) +12V(FUSED) GROUND Aux_In Illustration Signal Name Signal Name CD_IN_L GROUND GROUND CD_IN_R Intruder Signal Name Signal Name INTRUDERJ GROUND (for requested) Signal Name Signal Name AGPIO1 GROUND (for requested) Signal Name...
  • Page 64 SPDIF_OUT Illustration Signal Name Signal Name 5V_SYS SPDIF_OUT IRDA(Reserved) Illustration Signal Name Signal Name 5V_SB IR_26 SIO_RSMRSTJ RESETCONJ IR_20 IR_27 IR_RE IR_21 COM2 Illustration Signal Name Signal Name NDCDB NSINB NSOUTB NDTRB NDSRB NDSRB NCTSB NRIB Chapter 5...
  • Page 65 COM1 Illustration Signal Name Front Side View Ground Pinout Top-View Figure-(2) Front Side View Pinout Top-View Signal Name Signal Name STROBE SLCT ERROR INIT SLCTIN Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground BUSY Ground Chapter 5...
  • Page 66 Signal Name Signal Name Ground Ground Chapter 5...
  • Page 67 (Top-View) Signal Name Signal Name Ground DRVDEN0 Ground HDL- Keypin DS3- Ground INDEX- Ground MTR0- Ground DS0- Ground DS1- Ground MTR1- Ground DIR- Ground STEP- Ground WDATA Ground WGATE- Ground TRK0- Ground Ground RDATA Ground HDSEL- Ground DSKCHG- Chapter 5...
  • Page 68 IDE1 (Top-View) Signal Name Signal Name RESET- Ground DD10 DD11 DD12 DD13 DD14 DD15 Ground Keypin DMARQ Ground DIOW- Ground DIOR- Ground IORDY PSYNC:CSEL DMACK- Ground INTRQ IOCS16- PDIAG- CS1FX- CS3FX- DASP- Ground Chapter 5...
  • Page 69: Chapter 6 Fru(Field Replaceable Unit) List

    PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.
  • Page 70: Exploded Diagram

    Exploded Diagram Chapter 6...
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  • Page 72: Parts

    Parts The spare parts will be updated later. Chapter 6...

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