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  • Page 1 NEC V ® -45) -41-5 S E R V I C E A N D R E F E R E N C E M A N U A L...
  • Page 2 Reproduction of this document or portions thereof without prior written approval of NECC is prohibited. NEC and Versa are registered trademarks of NEC Corporation and/or one or more of its subsidiaries. All are used under license.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Preface ..............................vii Abbreviations............................ix 1 System Overview About the NEC Versa SXi Notebook ....................1-2 Around the Front of the System......................1-3 LCD Panel............................1-3 Base Unit............................1-4 Operating Status LEDs and Microphone ..................1-5 Power Button........................1-5 Keyboard............................1-6 Around the Back of the System ......................1-8 Around the Left Side of the System.....................1-9...
  • Page 4 Preparing the BIOS Update Diskette................... 2-19 Performing the BIOS Update ...................... 2-19 NEC Utilities............................. 2-20 NEC Customize Utility ....................... 2-20 Using the NEC Customize Utility..................2-21 HDPREPEZ Utility ........................2-21 Using HDPREPEZ with Windows 98 ................2-21 Using HDPREPEZ with Windows NT ................2-22 Application and Driver CD .......................
  • Page 5 6 Preventive Maintenance Cleaning the Notebook Exterior..................... 6-2 Cleaning the Notebook Interior...................... 6-2 Protecting the Disk Drive ......................6-2 Handling the Battery Pack ......................6-3 Maintaining the LCD Quality ......................6-3 7 Troubleshooting Quick Troubleshooting........................7-2 Helpful Questions ......................... 7-5 8 Getting Services and Support Services and Support Contact Information ..................
  • Page 6: Preface

    Preface This service and reference manual contains the technical information necessary to set up and ® maintain the NEC Versa SXi notebook computer. The manual also provides hardware and interface information for users who need an overview of the system design. The manual is written for NECC-trained customer engineers, system analysts, service center personnel, and dealers.
  • Page 7: Abbreviations

    Abbreviations ampere extended data output alternating current Enhanced Graphics Adapter Advanced Graphics Port enhanced parallel port advanced technology EPROM erasable and programmable (IBM PC) binary-coded decimal EVGA Enhanced Video Graphics Array BIOS Customized Utility Fahrenheit BIOS basic input/output system facsimile transmission binary digit Federal Communications BIOS Upgrade Utility...
  • Page 8 liquid crystal display slave least-significant bit SCSI Small Computer System Interface large-scale integration SDRAM synchronous dynamic mega random-access memory milliamps signal ground maximum SIMM single inline memory module megabyte standard page mode Monochrome Display Adapter Sound Retrieval System modified frequency modulation SVGA Super Video Graphics Array megahertz...
  • Page 9: System Overview

    System Overview About the NEC Versa SXi Notebook Around the Front of the System Around the Back of the System Around the Left Side of the System Around the Right Side of the System Around the Bottom of the System...
  • Page 10 8X DVD-ROM drive. To optimize your connectivity options, some models ship with an internal mini-PCI modem, internal mini-PCI LAN, or combination internal mini-PCI LAN/modem. As a multimedia system, your NEC Versa also provides the tools needed to create and present impressive images using video clips and sound.
  • Page 11: Lcd Panel

    Around the Front of the System The NEC Versa is compact with features on every side. First, look at the front of the NEC Versa. The following sections describe front features, beginning with the liquid crystal display (LCD) panel. LCD Panel Your NEC Versa SXi comes with a 1024x768, 16 million color LCD panel that you can adjust for a comfortable viewing position.
  • Page 12: Base Unit

    Base Unit The base unit of your NEC Versa offers the following features, which are described after the figure. LCD panel and base unit A – Keyboard D – LCD Panel B – Operating Status LEDs E – NEC VersaGlide C –...
  • Page 13: Operating Status Leds And Microphone

    C – Microphone F – Num Lock IDE Device — lights when the NEC Versa writes data to or retrieves data from the internal hard disk drive VBIII Device — lights when the NEC Versa writes data to or retrieves data from a device in the VersaBay III.
  • Page 14: Keyboard

    (powers off the system). Only use this option if you cannot power off your system using Start, Shutdown. Keyboard The NEC Versa keyboard offers the following features, which are described after the figure. Keyboard A – Function Keys D – Control Keys B –...
  • Page 15 — Toggles between various power management levels in Windows NT. Beeps Fn-F7 indicate the level chosen as follows: 1 beep 2 beeps Custom 3 beeps Highest Performance 4 beeps Longest Life No function when Windows 98/2000 configured for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI).
  • Page 16: Around The Back Of The System

    G – Parallel Port D – Serial Port AC Power Port — Use the power jack to attach the NEC Versa to a DC power source, such as the AC adapter or the optional DC auto adapter. Kensington Lock — Provides added security by installing an optional Kensington Lock.
  • Page 17: Around The Left Side Of The System

    Volume Control — Allows you to control the speaker and headphone volume. IR Port — Use this infrared (IR) port to transfer files between your NEC Versa and an IR- equipped desktop or notebook computer or to print to an IR-capable printer.
  • Page 18: Around The Right Side Of The System

    LCD Lid Latch — Secures the LCD panel when closed. NEC VersaBay III™ — A 24X CD-ROM drive, a CD Read/Write drive, a SuperDisk drive, or an 8X DVD-ROM drive comes installed in the NEC VersaBay III on the right side of your system.
  • Page 19: Around The Bottom Of The System

    The eight-cell or twelve-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery provides the main power source in your NEC Versa SXi computer. See Chapter 9 for a list of battery specifications. In addition to this battery, the CMOS battery and bridge battery also provide system power.
  • Page 20: Cmos Battery

    The CMOS battery charges when your NEC Versa is connected to AC power. The CMOS battery may discharge completely if the NEC Versa notebook remains unused for an extended period of time.
  • Page 21: System Configuration And Setup

    System Configuration and Setup Power Sources for Your NEC Versa BIOS Setup Updating the BIOS NEC Utilities Application and Driver CD...
  • Page 22: Ac Adapter

    Read the following sections for specific information about using the NEC power sources. AC Adapter Use the AC adapter and power cable that came with your NEC Versa to run your computer on alternating current (AC) power, or to recharge the battery pack. Use the AC adapter whenever a wall outlet is nearby.
  • Page 23: Powering On With Windows 2000

    Read the precautions printed on the battery. Determining Battery Status Your NEC Versa system provides tools to help you keep track of the main battery’s power level. If your system is configured to display the power icon on the taskbar in the Windows environments, an electrical plug appears when the system is connected to an AC power source.
  • Page 24: Low Battery Status

    Power off the system, remove the battery pack and replace it with a fully charged battery. Leave the battery pack in the system and connect your NEC Versa to the AC adapter and a wall outlet. If you connect the system to AC power and keep the system within standard operating temperatures, the battery recharges in approximately 2–3 hours whether or not...
  • Page 25: Battery Handling

    Hot to the touch. Strange odor. Replace the battery installed in your NEC Versa system as follows. Save your files, exit Windows, and put your system into Standby mode (Windows 98/2000), put your system into Suspend mode (Windows NT), or turn off system power.
  • Page 26 Slide the battery out of the system. Removing the battery Slide the battery into the bay until securely locked into place. Inserting the battery 2-6 System Configuration and Setup...
  • Page 27: Battery Precautions

    The eight-cell or twelve-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery provides the main power source in your NEC Versa SXi computer. See Chapter 9 for a list of battery specifications. In addition to this battery, the CMOS battery and bridge battery also provide system power.
  • Page 28: Cmos Battery

    The CMOS battery charges when your NEC Versa is connected to AC power. The CMOS battery may discharge completely if the NEC Versa notebook remains unused for an extended period of time.
  • Page 29: Bios Setup Main Menu

    BIOS Setup Main Menu After you press , the system displays the BIOS Setup Main Menu screen, similar to the following. BIOS Setup Main Menu Use the up and down arrow keys (located on the lower right corner of the keyboard) to toggle through the BIOS Setup menu items.
  • Page 30: Using Keys

    Using Keys The following table lists the BIOS Setup keys and their functions. BIOS Setup Key Functions Function ↑ ↓ Moves the cursor between the displayed parameters. PgUp/PgDn Toggles through the current parameter settings. For some parameter settings, moves the cursor between the subfields.
  • Page 31: Advanced Cmos Setup

    Disabled Enabled Protection Date — Sets your NEC Versa’s calendar month, day and year. These settings remain in memory even after you turn off system power. To set the date use the or arrow keys to move from field to field. Use the PgUp key to change the numbers within each field.
  • Page 32: System Security Setup

    PS/2 Port Warm Swap — Specifies whether or not you can swap a PS/2 device during system suspension. Internal Mouse — Specifies whether or not you can use both the internal and the external mouse. Graphics Aperture Size — Selects the graphics aperture size used by the AGP video device, a memory window that optimizes access to accelerated graphics memory.
  • Page 33: Establishing Passwords

    Panel, Power Options Properties, Advanced. Hard Disk Drive Passwords Your NEC Versa allows you to establish password protection for the internal hard disk drive and for an optional hard disk drive installed in the NEC VersaBay III. Hard disk drive (HDD) password protection restricts access to the drive, only if the drive is removed from your NEC Versa and installed in another system.
  • Page 34: Changing Hard Disk Drive Passwords

    If the hard drive is installed in another NEC Versa system with hard disk drive security enabled, the password must be entered to allow access to the hard drive. If this NEC Versa system does not support hard disk drive security, you cannot access the data on the hard drive.
  • Page 35: Power Management Setup

    Power Management Setup If your Versa SXi system ships with the Windows 98/2000 operating system, the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) controls most power management functions through the Power Management Properties screen in Windows 98 (Power Options Properties screen in Windows 2000).
  • Page 36 Power Management Under AC — Specifies whether to enable power management features when AC power is in use. When AC power is connected to your NEC Versa system, power management is disabled (default setting). If you enable this parameter, the system automatically activates the power management profile you set, even when AC power is used.
  • Page 37: Boot Device Setup

    Quick Boot — Specifies whether or not the system performs all tests during system boot. Silent Boot — Specifies whether or not to display the NEC logo during the system boot. Boot Display Device — Specifies the display device(s) for system boot messages.
  • Page 38: Peripheral Setup

    Once refreshed, your battery is conditioned to recharge to its full capacity. To recharge the battery, connect your NEC Versa to AC power. This process may take up to four hours to complete. Auto Configuration with Defaults — Loads default settings.
  • Page 39: Updating The Bios

    The BIOS is code transmitted onto your system’s Flash ROM. As indicated in this chapter, you use the BIOS Setup utility to configure your system’s software and hardware features. Use the BIOS Update Diskette, for your specific model, to update your NEC Versa system BIOS. To update the system BIOS you must:...
  • Page 40: Nec Utilities

    A message similar to the following appears: The NEC BIOS Update Utility should not be used to modify the BIOS in a Versa system which is docked. If your Versa is docked, please exit the BIOS Update Utility, power down, and undock your Versa before running the utility.
  • Page 41: Using The Nec Customize Utility

    NECUTILS/HDPREP directory. Using HDPREPEZ with Windows 98 In Windows 98, run the HDPREPEZ utility if you increase the memory capacity in your NEC Versa beyond the factory installed base memory or if you install a generic Windows 98 operating system.
  • Page 42: Using Hdprepez With Windows Nt

    Using HDPREPEZ with Windows NT If you install a generic Windows NT operating system on your NEC Versa SXi, use the Application and Driver (A&D) CD to load the HDPREPEZ utility to increase the size of or to create the STF file. Follow the instructions on the A&D CD to run the HDPREPEZ utility.
  • Page 43 Once the Application and Driver CD dialog box appears, follow these steps to install the desired software. Click the selection tab of your choice. Click the desired application, driver, or utility. Click the Install button to install your selection. Follow the on-screen instructions to install your selection. Click Exit to close the Application and Driver CD dialog box.
  • Page 44: Disassembly And Reassembly

    Disassembly and Reassembly Required Tools and Equipment Disassembly Battery NEC VersaBay III Hard Disk Drive Memory Module Mini-PCI LAN/Modem Keyboard Heatplate Top Cover LED/Button Assembly LCD Panel VersaGlide Bridge Battery CMOS Battery Speakers Connector Board Main Board LCD Panel Switch...
  • Page 45 Remove the battery pack installed in your NEC Versa system as follows. Note Use the batteries in the NEC Versa computer for which they are designed. Installing another manufacturer’s battery, or using a combination of very old and new batteries can deteriorate battery and equipment performance.
  • Page 46 Locate and press the battery release latches. Pressing the battery release latches A – Battery Release Latches Slide the battery out of the system. Removing the battery Disassembly and Reassembly 3-3...
  • Page 47: Nec Versabay Iii

    Use the following steps to remove a device from the NEC VersaBay III. Close the LCD panel and turn the system upside down. Locate the NEC VersaBay III release lock and release latch on the bottom of the unit. Locating the VersaBay III lock and latch A –...
  • Page 48: Hard Disk Drive

    Hard Disk Drive Remove the hard disk drive as follows. Close the LCD panel and turn the system over. Remove the battery. Remove the disk drive as follows: Locate the disk drive lock lever in the battery bay. Push the lock lever to the left. Locating the lock lever A –...
  • Page 49: Memory Module

    Memory Module Follow these steps to remove a memory module. Locate the memory module bay. Remove the screw and bay cover. Remove the memory module as follows: Press the locking tabs away from the sides of the SO-DIMM and hold while gently lifting on the edge of the SO-DIMM.
  • Page 50: Mini-Pci Lan/Modem

    Mini-PCI LAN/Modem Remove the mini-PCI LAN/ Modem card as follows. Remove the memory module bay screw and cover. Disconnect the mini-PCI LAN/modem cable from the main board. Remove the mini-PCI LAN/modem card as follows: Press the locking tabs away from the sides of the card and hold while gently lifting on the edge of the card.
  • Page 51 Slide the LED/button panel toward the left side of the system. Carefully lift the panel away from the system. Removing the LED/button panel Gently lift up the edge of the keyboard nearest the LCD. Once the keyboard is angled up, slide the its lower edge back slightly to free its tabs from the system.
  • Page 52: Heatplate

    Heatplate Remove the heatplate as follows. Remove the keyboard. Locate and completely loosen the four captivated screws securing the heatplate. Loosen and remove the remaining screw. Loosening the heatplate screws A – Captivated Screws B – Screw Disconnect the fan cable from connector CN12 on the main board. Remove the heatplate assembly.
  • Page 53 Locate and remove the five bottom-most screws. Removing the bottom screws A – Screws Locate and remove the eight screws that secure the underside of the top cover. Removing the top cover screws - recessed A – Screws Turn the system over and open the LCD panel. Locate and remove the three top cover screws on the surface of the top cover.
  • Page 54 Locating the top cover screws on the surface of top cover A – Screws (3) C – VersaGlide Cable Connector B – LED/Button Cable Disconnect the VersaGlide cable from connector DCN5 on the connector board. Disconnect the LED/button cable from DCN3 on the connector board. Lift the top cover off of the system.
  • Page 55: Led/Button Assembly

    LED/Button Assembly Remove the LED/button assembly as follows. Remove the keyboard, heatplate, and top cover. Locate and remove the screw securing the LED/button assembly to the top cover. Removing the LED/button assembly screw A – LED/Button Assembly B – Screw Lift the assembly away from the top cover.
  • Page 56: Lcd Panel

    LCD Panel Follow these steps to remove the LCD panel. Remove the keyboard, heatplate, and top cover. Locate and remove the two screws securing the LCD panel to the top cover. Removing the LDC panel screws A – Screws Pull the LCD panel up and away from the top cover. Disassembly and Reassembly 3-13...
  • Page 57: Versaglide

    VersaGlide Remove the VersaGlide assembly as follows. Remove the keyboard, heatplate, and top cover. Turn the top cover over. Locate and remove the four screws securing the VersaGlide assembly to the top cover. Removing the VersaGlide assembly screws A – Screws Lift the VersaGlide assembly away from the top cover.
  • Page 58: Bridge Battery

    Bridge Battery Follow these steps to remove the bridge battery. Remove the keyboard, heatplate, and top cover. Disconnect the bridge battery from DCN7 on the connector board. Remove the bridge battery. The bridge battery is secured using two-sided tape. Removing the bridge battery CMOS Battery Remove the CMOS battery as follows.
  • Page 59: Speakers

    Speakers Follow these steps to remove the speakers. Remove the keyboard, heatplate, and top cover. Locate the speakers and speaker cable. Locating the speakers and cable A – Speakers with Cables Disconnect the speaker cable from CN19 on the main board. Carefully pull the speakers out of the system.
  • Page 60: Connector Board

    Connector Board Remove the connector board as follows. Remove the keyboard, heatplate, top cover, bridge battery, and CMOS battery. Locate and remove the three screws securing the connector board. Removing the connector board screws A – Connector Board B – Screws Lift the connector board up and away from the main board connectors.
  • Page 61: Main Board

    Main Board Follow these steps to remove the main board. Remove the keyboard, heatplate, top cover, bridge battery, CMOS battery, connector board, and left and right internal brackets. Remove the plastic cover over the battery connector at the front of the system. Using a nut driver, remove the five hex screws securing the main board.
  • Page 62: Switch Settings

    Switch 3 — Logo select; Default is “OFF” for U.S. Switch 4 — Password Override Switch; Default is “OFF.” If you forget your password and cannot access the data on your NEC Versa, change the setting to “ON” to erase your current password.
  • Page 63: Pc Card Assembly

    PC Card Assembly Follow these steps to remove the PC card assembly. Remove the keyboard, heatplate, top cover, connector board, and main board. Remove the connector bracket from the main board by removing the securing screws. Locating connector bracket screws A –...
  • Page 64: Processor

    Lifting the PC card assembly Processor Follow these steps to remove the processor. Remove the keyboard, heatplate, and top cover. Locate the processor locking screw. Using a flat-head screwdriver, turn the locking screw one-half turn counter clockwise to unlock the processor. Locating the locking screw A –...
  • Page 65: System Board Layout

    System Board Layout Connector Board Main Board...
  • Page 66: Connector Board

    This following figures show the system boards and connector locations. Connector Board Connector board — front A – Connector DCN6 (Keyboard) D – Connector DCN5 (VersaGlide) B – Connector DCN7 (Bridge Battery) E – Connector DCN3 (LED Button Cable) C – Connector DCN4 (CMOS Battery) F –...
  • Page 67: Main Board

    Main Board Main board — front A – Connector CN9 (LCD Panel) F – Connector CN23 (Battery) B – Connector CN8 (LCD Panel Switch) G – Connector CN20 (Connector Board) C – Connector CN12 (Fan) H – Connector CN19 (Speakers) D –...
  • Page 68: Illustrated Parts Breakdown

    Illustrated Parts Breakdown Illustrated Parts Breakdown Parts List...
  • Page 69 Illustrated Parts Breakdown 5-2 Illustrated Parts Breakdown...
  • Page 70: Parts List

    Parts List The following table contains a listing of the field-replaceable parts and corresponding part numbers. Field-Replaceable Parts List Item Description 14.1-inch LCD Base Assembly Keyboard Retainer (left or right) LED/Button Panel LED/Button Assembly LED/Button Cable Keyboard (specify language) Keyboard Heat Plate Assembly Suspend Switch Board Top Cover Sub Assembly VersaGlide Sub Assembly...
  • Page 71 Field-Replaceable Parts List Item Description Cable—sound cable (main board to mini-PCI LAN/Modem Board) Expansion Port Door Connector Door (Including Expansion Port Door) Tilt Feet (2) with rubber bumpers (2) Rubber bumpers (4) Bottom Base Sub Assembly Memory Bay Cover Main Battery, 8-Cell, 12-Cell Hard Disk Drive Unit Hard Disk Drive Plastic Casing with handle Hard Disk Drive Panel...
  • Page 72: Preventive Maintenance

    Preventive Maintenance Cleaning the Notebook Exterior Cleaning the Notebook Interior Protecting the Disk Drive Handling the Battery Pack Maintaining the LCD Quality...
  • Page 73 Preventive maintenance is limited to cleaning the plastic case, the keyboard, the display screen, and the diskette drive heads, as required. Note Remove the battery and disconnect the AC adapter before performing any maintenance. Voltage is present inside the system unit and LCD even after the system is turned off.
  • Page 74 Use a hard disk maintenance program like DEFRAG under DOS, or acquire and use Norton Utilities SPEEDISK programs. These programs reorganize your hard disk by eliminating fragmentation and improve the hard disk access time. Handling the Battery Pack The battery pack furnished with the computer requires reasonable care and handling to ensure efficient operation and maximum life.
  • Page 75: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Quick Troubleshooting Helpful Questions...
  • Page 76: Quick Troubleshooting

    Quick Troubleshooting This section summarizes problems that may develop during system operation and lists suggested corrective actions. Quick Troubleshooting Problem or Symptoms Corrective Actions No power Check that the AC adapter is plugged into the power port of the notebook. Also, check that the AC adapter is plugged into a properly grounded AC power outlet.
  • Page 77 Quick Troubleshooting Problem or Symptoms Corrective Actions Diskette drive does not work Check if the diskette drive option is not installed in BIOS Setup. Check if the diskette drive is inserted properly. Check that the diskette is not faulty. Replace the diskette drive. Replace the main board.
  • Page 78 Quick Troubleshooting Problem or Symptoms Corrective Actions Serial device does not work Check if the serial port is set to “Auto” in BIOS Setup. Check if the serial device is connected properly. Check if the mouse driver is installed properly. Replace the serial device.
  • Page 79: Helpful Questions

    Helpful Questions Here are some helpful questions to ask when troubleshooting the notebook: Is there any external power source connected to the computer? Is the battery fully charged? Is the computer turned on and the Power LED activated? Is the LCD display switched to the external monitor? Are all cables and devices connected properly and securely? Are all needed device drivers installed properly? Is the Suspend Mode activated? Press any key or press the Power/Sleep button to power on...
  • Page 80: Getting Services And Support

    Getting Services and Support Services and Support Contact Information Web Site Email to Support Services Support Services...
  • Page 81: Services And Support Contact Information

    Web Site If you have a modem or a network board, you can access the NEC Computers Web site. You can do this through a commercial online service or through your Internet account. The NEC Computers Web site contains general information about NEC Computers and its products, an online store, press releases, reviews, and service and support information.
  • Page 82: Email To Support Services

    NEC Computers office or dealer for the support and service available in your country.) Direct assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call the NEC Computers Support Services, toll free, at (U.S. and Canada only).
  • Page 83: Specifications

    Specifications System Components Connector Locations Memory Map Interrupt Controllers...
  • Page 84 External Keyboard/External Mouse — 1 port, PS/2, 6-pin MiniDin; exclusionary use or both supported with optional Y-cable adapter Expansion — 1 port, 100-pin for optional NEC Port Replicator Microphone — 1 port, Mini Jack Stereo Headphones — 1 port, Mini Jack, .5 watts per channel DC In —...
  • Page 85 Speakers Two built-in, 1.5 watts (W) each with a maximum 3W output 16-bit stereo, 48 Khz 64-Voice wave table synthesizer support 3D stereo sound Sound BlasterPRO compatible MIDI Roland: MPU401, UART Mode compatible ESS Maestro2E Rev. B (PCI Audio) + ESS 1921 (AC97 Link) PC Card Slots Two 32-bit card slots for two Type II PC cards or one Type III PC card, 5 V or 3.3 V interface...
  • Page 86 Track to track seek rate 120-MB: 20ms (typ) 1.44-MB/720-KB: 25ms (typ) Hard Disk Drive Specifications vary depending upon model: Ultra DMA/33 support Capacity — Internal 6, 10, 12, or 20 GB, or higher Drive height — 9.5 mm Read/write track-to-track seek rate — 3 ms – 4.5 ms Average seek time —...
  • Page 87 8X DVD-ROM Drive Dimensions — 12.7 mm (h), 128.0 mm (w), 127.0 mm (d) Burst Transfer Rate — 16.67 MB/sec, PIO/Multiword DMA Read Rate CD, 3600 KB/sec max. DVD, 8115 KB/sec max. Average Access Time DVD, 270 ms (Random), 480 ms (Full Stroke) CD, 180 ms (Random), 270 ms (Full Stroke) Data Buffer —...
  • Page 88 Battery Pack Type — eight- or twelve-cell Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Output Voltage — 14.4 V Capacity — 3600 mAh (eight-cell) or 5400 mAh (twelve-cell) Recharging Time —- Approximately 3 hours when the system is on or off. Bridge Battery When fully charged, backs up memory contents and system status when in Standby (Windows 98/2000) or Suspend (Windows NT) mode, giving you time to install a fully charged main battery.
  • Page 89: Connector Locations

    Connector Locations The following table shows the system’s connectors, their locations, and which cable or component connects to each. Connector Locations Connector Location Cable or Component Connected DCN3 Connector Board LED Button Cable DCN4 Connector Board CMOS Battery DCN5 Connector Board VersaGlide DCN6 Connector Board...
  • Page 90: Memory Map

    Memory Map The system supports system and video shadowing, both controlled through complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS). The system supports BIOS as a cacheable area with write protection. The following table shows the system’s memory map. System Memory Map Memory Space Size Function 000000-0002FFh...
  • Page 91: Interrupt Controllers

    IRQ08 Real-time Clock Slave IRQ09 USB Port Slave IRQ10 Video/Sound Slave IRQ11 Available Slave IRQ12 PS/2 Mouse/NEC VersaGlide Slave IRQ13 Math Coprocessor (built into CPU) Slave IRQ14 Primary IDE Slave IRQ15 Secondary IDE Master IRQ03 Infrared Port, when enabled Master...
  • Page 92: Glossary

    Software designed to perform specific functions, like solving business or mathematical problems. AC Adapter A device that connects an NEC Versa portable computer and an AC wall outlet to provide AC power for running the system or recharging the battery. base RAM Area of system memory between 0 and 640 kilobytes available to the user for operating system and application programs.
  • Page 93 Electronic timer used to synchronize computer operations. CMOS Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor. A chip that contains nonvolatile memory in the NEC Versa. CMOS is backed up by an internal lithium battery that preserves clock/calendar data and system configuration parameters stored in CMOS. cold boot Process of starting up the computer by turning on the power.
  • Page 94 (KB) 1024 bytes. Local Area Network. Liquid Crystal Display. An LCD consists of a thin sandwich of two glass plates with sealed edges, containing nematic liquid-crystal material that forms the screen image. The NEC Versa displays are LCD type. load To copy a program into the computer’s memory from a storage device.
  • Page 95 A communications standard that offers smaller size, greater design flexibility, and reduced cost for mobile platforms. mode A method of operation; for example, the NEC Versa operates in either normal or power- saving modes. modem MOdulator-DEModulator. A device that links computers over a telephone line.
  • Page 96 parallel printer A printer with a parallel interface. parameter A characteristic of a device or system. password A string of characters that the user must enter before the system allows access or system privileges. PCMCIA A credit card sized peripheral interface standard for portable devices. Types of PCMCIA cards currently offered by major vendors include fax/modems, LAN, storage cards, and wireless communications devices.
  • Page 97 The main printed circuit board inside the system unit into which other boards and major chip components, such as the system microprocessor, are connected. Thin Film Transistor. A type of NEC Versa LCD color screen that supports 256 colors and provides exceptional screen display.
  • Page 98 VersaGlide A small, touch-sensitive pad used as a pointing device on your NEC Versa notebook computer. With the VersaGlide, you can move your finger along the pad to move the cursor or simulate a mouse click by tapping the pad.
  • Page 99 Index outer surface, 6-2 CMOS battery, 1-12, 2-8 AC adapter Connecting AC adapter, 2-2 connecting, 2-2 Connector locations, 9-7 power port, 1-8 Control keys, 1-7 using, 2-2 Cursor control keys, 1-7 ACPI, 2-15 Advanced Configuration and Power Interface, 2- Determining battery status, 2-3 Application and Driver CD Dip switch settings, 3-19 installing, 2-22, 2-23...
  • Page 100 Services and Support contact information, 8-2 email, 8-3 Servicing the system support services, 8-3 required tools, 3-2 Web site, 8-2 Setting boot devices, 2-17 NEC Customize utility, 2-20 Smart switch, 1-9 using, 2-21 Specifications NEC utilities, 2-20 battery pack, 9-6 NEC VersaBay III, 1-10...
  • Page 101 Tools for disassembly, 3-2 Troubleshooting, 7-2 helpful questions, 7-5 Updating the BIOS, 2-19 USB ports, 1-9 User password, 2-12 Using the AC adapter, 2-2 Video port, 1-8 Volume control, 1-9 Windows 2000, 1-12 Windows 98, 1-12 Windows keys, 1-7 Windows NT, 1-12 Y-cable adapter, 1-8 Index-3...
  • Page 102 This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EC Council Directive 89/336/EEC on the approximation of laws of the Member States relating to electro-magnetic compatibility. This product satisfied the Class B limits of EN 55022. NEC Computers Inc. 15 Business Park Way Sacramento, CA 95828...
  • Page 103: Battery Replacement

    Battery Replacement A lithium battery in some computers maintains system configuration information. In the event that the battery fails to maintain system configuration information, NECC recommends that you replace the battery. For battery replacement information, call your NECC dealer. There is a danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Page 104 NEC Computers Inc. 819-200666-002 15 Business Park Way 11/2001 '%&(###(' Sacramento, CA 95828 www.neccomp.com...