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Epson 486SX User Manual

Epson 486SX User Manual (233 pages)

Epson Personal Computer User Manual  
Brand: Epson | Category: Desktop | Size: 1.5 MB
Table of contents
Important Safety Instructions5................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents9................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction14................................................................................................................................................................
Optional Equipment15................................................................................................................................................................
Operating Systems And Other Software15................................................................................................................................................................
Vga Utilities16................................................................................................................................................................
How To Use This Manual16................................................................................................................................................................
Where To Get Help18................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your System19................................................................................................................................................................
Choosing A Location19................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Protector Card21................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Monitor21................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Vga Interface22................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Display Adapter Card24................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Printer Or Other Device25................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Parallel Interface25................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Serial Interface27................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting The Keyboard28................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting The Mouse29................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting The Power Cord31................................................................................................................................................................
Turning On The Computer32................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off The Computer34................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Setup Program35................................................................................................................................................................
Automatic Configuration36................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Setup Program36................................................................................................................................................................
Continuing From An Error Message38................................................................................................................................................................
Moving The Cursor Block40................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Display Adapter Type40................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Power-on Password43................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Extended Memory Caching45................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Processor Speed47................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Keyboard And Speaker Options49................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Real-time Clock51................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Hard Disk Drive Configuration54................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Drive Types58................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Diskette Drive Type(s)61................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Serial/parallel Interfaces62................................................................................................................................................................
Reviewing Your Settings64................................................................................................................................................................
Leaving The Setup Menu66................................................................................................................................................................
Using Your Computer68................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Ms-dos Or Another Operating System68................................................................................................................................................................
Copying The Reference And Utility Files69................................................................................................................................................................
Locking The Computer's Cover70................................................................................................................................................................
Special Keys On The Keyboard70................................................................................................................................................................
Stopping A Command Or Program72................................................................................................................................................................
Resetting The Computer72................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Power-on Password73................................................................................................................................................................
Changing A Power-on Password74................................................................................................................................................................
Deleting A Power-on Password75................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing The Hard Disk For Moving76................................................................................................................................................................
Enhancing System Operations77................................................................................................................................................................
Using Autoexec.bat And Other Batch Files77................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Processor Speed78................................................................................................................................................................
Entering Keyboard Commands80................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Espeed Program81................................................................................................................................................................
Reassigning The Diskette Drives83................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Afdd Program84................................................................................................................................................................
Using Your Computer As A Network Server85................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Password In Network Server Mode87................................................................................................................................................................
Using Expanded Memory Beyond 640kb88................................................................................................................................................................
Using Special Vga Features89................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Internal Components91................................................................................................................................................................
Special Precautions91................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Cover92................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Front Panel94................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Subassembly96................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Subassembly98................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Front Panel100................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Cover101................................................................................................................................................................
Post-installation Setup102................................................................................................................................................................
Installing And Removing Options104................................................................................................................................................................
Main System Board106................................................................................................................................................................
Jumper Settings107................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Jumper Settings110................................................................................................................................................................
Option Cards111................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Option Cards113................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Option Card115................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Modules116................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Memory Modules117................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Memory Card118................................................................................................................................................................
Installing And Removing Drives123................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Correct Drive Bay124................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Ide Hard Disk Drive Jumpers125................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Or Removing A Drive In The External Bay128................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Drive128................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Drive134................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Or Removing A Drive In The Internal Bay136................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting The Cables140................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix A Physically Formatting A Hard Disk143................................................................................................................................................................
Choosing The Type Of Format144................................................................................................................................................................
Formatting A New Disk145................................................................................................................................................................
Reformatting A Used Disk146................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting An Option146................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Formatting Process146................................................................................................................................................................
Option 1, Format147................................................................................................................................................................
Modifying The Defective Track Table149................................................................................................................................................................
Formatting The Disk150................................................................................................................................................................
Option 2, Destructive Surface Analysis151................................................................................................................................................................
Option 3, Non-destructive Surface Analysis154................................................................................................................................................................
Exiting The Hard Disk Format Menu155................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix B Troubleshooting156................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Your System156................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages157................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Won't Start160................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Respond161................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring The Power Supply164................................................................................................................................................................
Password Problems165................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Password166................................................................................................................................................................
Setting A New Password168................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems169................................................................................................................................................................
Monitor Problems170................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette Problems172................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette Drive Problems174................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Problems175................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Drive175................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing The Drive176................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Data On The Drive177................................................................................................................................................................
Software Problems178................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems179................................................................................................................................................................
Option Card Problems181................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse Problems182................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Mouse7pt.exe Program182................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Module Problems184................................................................................................................................................................
Math Coprocessor Problems185................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix C Performing System Diagnostics186................................................................................................................................................................
Starting System Diagnostics187................................................................................................................................................................
Modifying The Device List190................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting A Test191................................................................................................................................................................
Resuming From An Error192................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix D Specifications199................................................................................................................................................................
Cpu And Memory199................................................................................................................................................................
Controllers200................................................................................................................................................................
Interfaces200................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply201................................................................................................................................................................
Mass Storage Bays201................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard202................................................................................................................................................................
Environmental Requirements202................................................................................................................................................................
Physical Characteristics202................................................................................................................................................................
System Memory Map204................................................................................................................................................................
Glossary205................................................................................................................................................................
Analog Monitor205................................................................................................................................................................
Application Program205................................................................................................................................................................

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