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NEC DIRECTION L - SERVICE Manual

NEC DIRECTION L - SERVICE Manual (199 pages)

Brand: NEC | Category: Desktop | Size: 0.86 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents2................................................................................................................................................................
Using This Guide9................................................................................................................................................................
Text Conventions11................................................................................................................................................................
Related Documents12................................................................................................................................................................
Introducing Your Computer14................................................................................................................................................................
Front Features15................................................................................................................................................................
System Controls And Lamps16................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette Drive A17................................................................................................................................................................
Cd-rom Reader18................................................................................................................................................................
Back Features20................................................................................................................................................................
External Connectors22................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply Features25................................................................................................................................................................
Zip Drive25................................................................................................................................................................
Microphone27................................................................................................................................................................
Speakers27................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse28................................................................................................................................................................
Using Your Computer29................................................................................................................................................................
System Operation29................................................................................................................................................................
Starting Up30................................................................................................................................................................
Shutting Down31................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Date And Time32................................................................................................................................................................
Using Diskettes32................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cds33................................................................................................................................................................
Handling Compact Discs34................................................................................................................................................................
Loading A Cd35................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Cd36................................................................................................................................................................
Using Your System's Audio Functions36................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management36................................................................................................................................................................
Protecting Your System37................................................................................................................................................................
Setting A Password37................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Password38................................................................................................................................................................
Productivity39................................................................................................................................................................
Saving Your Work39................................................................................................................................................................
Backing Up Your Work40................................................................................................................................................................
Printing A Document40................................................................................................................................................................
Display Properties41................................................................................................................................................................
System Care43................................................................................................................................................................
Protecting Your System From Damage43................................................................................................................................................................
Keeping Your System In Good Condition44................................................................................................................................................................
Moving Or Shipping Your System45................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Replacement46................................................................................................................................................................
Online Documentation49................................................................................................................................................................
Where To Go From Here49................................................................................................................................................................
Understanding System Features51................................................................................................................................................................
Standard Features51................................................................................................................................................................
System Chassis52................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Components52................................................................................................................................................................
Processor52................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Interfaces52................................................................................................................................................................
Ports53................................................................................................................................................................
System Memory53................................................................................................................................................................
Intel Xcelerator Multifunction Controller53................................................................................................................................................................
Flash Rom53................................................................................................................................................................
Plug And Play54................................................................................................................................................................
Graphics And Multimedia Features54................................................................................................................................................................
Accelerated Graphics Port Interface (agp)54................................................................................................................................................................
Video Support54................................................................................................................................................................
Audio55................................................................................................................................................................
Super I/o Controller55................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Ports56................................................................................................................................................................
Dual Ide Channels56................................................................................................................................................................
Power-saving Feature56................................................................................................................................................................
Options And Upgrades57................................................................................................................................................................
Network Interface Card57................................................................................................................................................................
Modem57................................................................................................................................................................
Removable Storage57................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard58................................................................................................................................................................
Power Backup58................................................................................................................................................................
System Bios And Utilities59................................................................................................................................................................
System Bios And The Setup Utility59................................................................................................................................................................
Sample Memory Configurations73................................................................................................................................................................
The Setup Utility79................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use Setup79................................................................................................................................................................
How To Start Setup80................................................................................................................................................................
How To Use Setup80................................................................................................................................................................
Maintenance Menu81................................................................................................................................................................
Processor Speed81................................................................................................................................................................
Clear All Passwords81................................................................................................................................................................
Main Menu81................................................................................................................................................................
Processor Type82................................................................................................................................................................
Cache Ram82................................................................................................................................................................
Total Memory82................................................................................................................................................................
Bios Version83................................................................................................................................................................
Language83................................................................................................................................................................
System Time And Date83................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Options Submenu83................................................................................................................................................................
Ide Devices84................................................................................................................................................................
Primary/secondary Ide Master/slave Submenus85................................................................................................................................................................
Advanced Menu88................................................................................................................................................................
Resource Configuration Submenu89................................................................................................................................................................
Peripheral Configuration Submenu90................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Configuration Submenu92................................................................................................................................................................
Video Configuration Submenu93................................................................................................................................................................
Dmi Event Logging Submenu93................................................................................................................................................................
Security Menu95................................................................................................................................................................
How To Set A Password96................................................................................................................................................................
How To Disable Password Protection97................................................................................................................................................................
Unattended Start97................................................................................................................................................................
Power Menu98................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Menu99................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Submenu101................................................................................................................................................................
Removable Devices Submenu101................................................................................................................................................................
Exit Menu102................................................................................................................................................................
Bios Flash Utility103................................................................................................................................................................
Video Drivers104................................................................................................................................................................
Device Cables106................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette Drive Signal Cable107................................................................................................................................................................
Ide Signal Cables108................................................................................................................................................................
System Power Cables109................................................................................................................................................................
Cabling Storage Devices109................................................................................................................................................................
Cabling An Ide Device110................................................................................................................................................................
Cabling A Diskette Drive111................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Storage Devices112................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Front Panel113................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A 3 1/2-inch Device114................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The 5 1/4-inch Device117................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Cd-rom Reader119................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Front Panel119................................................................................................................................................................
Adding External Options120................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Parallel Printer120................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Serial Device122................................................................................................................................................................
Setting System Board Jumpers123................................................................................................................................................................
Locating The Jumper123................................................................................................................................................................
Clearing Your Password124................................................................................................................................................................
Recovering The Bios126................................................................................................................................................................
24-hour Information Services128................................................................................................................................................................
Neccsd Faxflash Service129................................................................................................................................................................
Neccsd Bulletin Board Service130................................................................................................................................................................
America Online Service133................................................................................................................................................................
Compuserve Online Service134................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail/fax Technical Support Service135................................................................................................................................................................
Internet136................................................................................................................................................................
Neccsd Technical Support Services137................................................................................................................................................................
If You Have A Problem138................................................................................................................................................................
Problem Checklist139................................................................................................................................................................
Solutions To Common Problems140................................................................................................................................................................
System Problems140................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette Drive Problems142................................................................................................................................................................
Monitor Problems143................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard/mouse Problems144................................................................................................................................................................
Cd-rom Problems144................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Problems145................................................................................................................................................................
Microphone Problems145................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help145................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help From Your Company146................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help From Your Neccsd Dealer146................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help From Neccsd Technical Support146................................................................................................................................................................
Neccsd Warranty/non-warranty Repair Service147................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Healthy Work Environment148................................................................................................................................................................
Making Your Computer Work For You148................................................................................................................................................................
Arrange Your Equipment150................................................................................................................................................................
Adjust Your Chair151................................................................................................................................................................
Adjust Your Input Devices153................................................................................................................................................................
Adjust Your Monitor155................................................................................................................................................................
Vary Your Workday157................................................................................................................................................................
Preexisting Conditions And Psychosocial Factors158................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Comfort: How Do You Measure Up159................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Chair159................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Keyboard159................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Mouse159................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Monitor159................................................................................................................................................................
Checking You160................................................................................................................................................................
Limited Warranty161................................................................................................................................................................
How Long Is The Warranty161................................................................................................................................................................
Who Is Protected161................................................................................................................................................................
What Is Covered And What Is Not Covered161................................................................................................................................................................
What We Will Pay For And What We Will Not Pay For162................................................................................................................................................................
How You Can Get Warranty Service163................................................................................................................................................................
Year One163................................................................................................................................................................
Years Two And Three163................................................................................................................................................................
For Customer Service And Other Information164................................................................................................................................................................
Telephone 1-888-632-9128164................................................................................................................................................................
Limitation Of Damages And Implied Warranties165................................................................................................................................................................
How State Law Relates To The Warranty165................................................................................................................................................................
System Specifications166................................................................................................................................................................
Second Level Cache167................................................................................................................................................................
Memory167................................................................................................................................................................
Acceptable Dimm Options168................................................................................................................................................................
Chipset170................................................................................................................................................................
Intel 82443lx Pci/a.g.p. Controller (pac170................................................................................................................................................................
Intel 82371ab Pci Isa Ide Xccelerator (piix4171................................................................................................................................................................
Accelerated Graphics Port (agp173................................................................................................................................................................
Universal Serial Bus (usb) Support173................................................................................................................................................................
Ide Support174................................................................................................................................................................
Serial Ports175................................................................................................................................................................
Parallel Port175................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Controller175................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard & Mouse175................................................................................................................................................................
Interrupt Requests (irqs176................................................................................................................................................................
Interrupt Assignments176................................................................................................................................................................
Audio Support177................................................................................................................................................................
Opl3-sa3 Audio System177................................................................................................................................................................
Opl4-ml Wavetable Synthesizer177................................................................................................................................................................
Audio Connectors178................................................................................................................................................................
Cd-rom Audio Connector178................................................................................................................................................................
Expansion Slots178................................................................................................................................................................
Bios178................................................................................................................................................................
Video Support And Monitor179................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply179................................................................................................................................................................
Power Consumption180................................................................................................................................................................
Dc Voltage180................................................................................................................................................................
Environmental Specifications181................................................................................................................................................................
Ambient Temperature181................................................................................................................................................................
Humidity181................................................................................................................................................................
System Board, Connectors, And Error Messages182................................................................................................................................................................
System Board182................................................................................................................................................................
Connectors183................................................................................................................................................................
Rear Panel Connectors184................................................................................................................................................................
System Board External Connectors184................................................................................................................................................................
Internal Connectors185................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Internal Connectors185................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages187................................................................................................................................................................
Beep Codes192................................................................................................................................................................
Index193................................................................................................................................................................

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NEC DIRECTION L - SERVICE Service Manual

NEC DIRECTION L - SERVICE Service Manual (139 pages)

Brand: NEC | Category: Desktop | Size: 0.84 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents2................................................................................................................................................................
Preface10................................................................................................................................................................
Abbreviations11................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Information14................................................................................................................................................................
Table 1-1 L Series System Features15................................................................................................................................................................
Table 1-2 Spl Series System Features16................................................................................................................................................................
System Board17................................................................................................................................................................
Processor17................................................................................................................................................................
System Cache/memory17................................................................................................................................................................
Table 1-3 Sp Series System Features17................................................................................................................................................................
Chipset18................................................................................................................................................................
Pci Local Bus18................................................................................................................................................................
Expansion Bus19................................................................................................................................................................
Bios19................................................................................................................................................................
Plug And Play Support20................................................................................................................................................................
Table 1-4 System Memory Map20................................................................................................................................................................
Cmos Memory/real-time Clock Battery21................................................................................................................................................................
Dma/irq Settings21................................................................................................................................................................
Table 1-5 Interrupt Level Assignments21................................................................................................................................................................
Ide Ports22................................................................................................................................................................
I/o Ports22................................................................................................................................................................
Table 1-6 Dma Assignments22................................................................................................................................................................
Sound System23................................................................................................................................................................
Robotics Modem Board (optional)23................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette Drive23................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Drive24................................................................................................................................................................
Cd-rom/dvd Drive24................................................................................................................................................................
Zip Drive24................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply24................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management24................................................................................................................................................................
Setup Utility25................................................................................................................................................................
Configuration Information25................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use Setup25................................................................................................................................................................
How To Start Setup26................................................................................................................................................................
How To Use Setup27................................................................................................................................................................
Menu Bar27................................................................................................................................................................
Legend Bar28................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting A Menu Item28................................................................................................................................................................
Displaying A Submenu28................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help28................................................................................................................................................................
Table 2-1 Setup Key Functions28................................................................................................................................................................
Main Menu29................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Options Submenu30................................................................................................................................................................
Primary/secondary Ide Master/slave Submenus31................................................................................................................................................................
Advanced Menu33................................................................................................................................................................
Resource Configuration Submenu34................................................................................................................................................................
Peripheral Configuration Submenu34................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Configuration Submenu36................................................................................................................................................................
Video Configuration Submenu37................................................................................................................................................................
Dmi Event Logging Submenu37................................................................................................................................................................
Security Menu38................................................................................................................................................................
Power Menu38................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Menu39................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Submenu39................................................................................................................................................................
Removable Drive Submenu40................................................................................................................................................................
Exit Menu40................................................................................................................................................................
Option Installation41................................................................................................................................................................
General Rules For Installing Options41................................................................................................................................................................
Precautions42................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Access Cover43................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Access Cover44................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 3-1 Releasing The Cover44................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 3-2 Aligning The Tabs44................................................................................................................................................................
Expansion Boards45................................................................................................................................................................
Expansion Slot Locations45................................................................................................................................................................
Expansion Board Installation46................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 3-3 Locating Expansion Slots46................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 3-4 Removing The Slot Cover46................................................................................................................................................................
Expansion Board Removal47................................................................................................................................................................
Dimm Upgrade47................................................................................................................................................................
Dimm Removal49................................................................................................................................................................
Table 3-1 Sample Memory Configurations49................................................................................................................................................................
Dimm Installation50................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 3-5 Removing A Dimm50................................................................................................................................................................
Video Upgrade51................................................................................................................................................................
Data Storage Devices51................................................................................................................................................................
Device Slots51................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 3-6 Installing A Dimm51................................................................................................................................................................
Device Preparation52................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 3-7 Locating Device Slots52................................................................................................................................................................
Device Cables53................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette Drive Signal Cable53................................................................................................................................................................
Ide Signal Cables53................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 3-8 System Board Cable Connectors53................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 3-9 Diskette Drive Signal Cable54................................................................................................................................................................
System Power Cables55................................................................................................................................................................
Device Cabling56................................................................................................................................................................
Cabling An Ide Device56................................................................................................................................................................
Cabling An Accessible 5 1/4-inch Device57................................................................................................................................................................
Storage Device Installation58................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Front Panel58................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Cd-rom/dvd Drive58................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A 3 1/2-inch Device59................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A 5 1/4-inch Device63................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Front Panel64................................................................................................................................................................
Adding External Options65................................................................................................................................................................
Parallel Printer65................................................................................................................................................................
Rs-232c Device Connection67................................................................................................................................................................
Maintenance And Troubleshooting68................................................................................................................................................................
Table 4-1 Nec Csd Service And Information Telephone Numbers68................................................................................................................................................................
Maintenance69................................................................................................................................................................
System Cleaning69................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Cleaning70................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse Cleaning70................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting72................................................................................................................................................................
Diagnosing And Solving Problems72................................................................................................................................................................
Table 4-2 Problems And Solutions72................................................................................................................................................................
Beep Codes78................................................................................................................................................................
Cmos Battery Replacement78................................................................................................................................................................
Table 4-3 Beep Code Descriptions78................................................................................................................................................................
Disassembly And Reassembly80................................................................................................................................................................
Table 5-1 Disassembly Sequence80................................................................................................................................................................
Disassembly81................................................................................................................................................................
System Access Cover81................................................................................................................................................................
Front Panel Removal82................................................................................................................................................................
Side Panel Removal83................................................................................................................................................................
Device Cage Removal83................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette Drive Removal83................................................................................................................................................................
1/4-inch Device Removal84................................................................................................................................................................
Optional 3 1/2-inch Hard Disk Drive Removal85................................................................................................................................................................
Standard 3 1/2-inch Hard Disk Drive Removal87................................................................................................................................................................
Fan Assembly Removal87................................................................................................................................................................
Dimm Module Removal88................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply Removal89................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Removal90................................................................................................................................................................
Illustrated Parts Breakdown90................................................................................................................................................................
Table 5-2 Direction L Series Desktop Field-replaceable Parts List91................................................................................................................................................................
Table 5-3 Direction L Series Minitower Field-replaceable Parts List95................................................................................................................................................................
Table 5-4 Direction Spl And Sp Series Desktop Field-replaceable Parts List99................................................................................................................................................................
Table 5-5 Direction Spl And Sp Series Minitower Field-replaceable Parts List103................................................................................................................................................................
Table 5-6 Memory Options107................................................................................................................................................................
Table 5-7 Direction Series Documentation107................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix A System Specifications108................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix B Connector Pin Assignments114................................................................................................................................................................
Table B-1 System Board Connectors114................................................................................................................................................................
Table B-2 System Board Internal Connectors116................................................................................................................................................................
Table B-3 System Board Connector Numbers And Types116................................................................................................................................................................
Serial Interface Connectors117................................................................................................................................................................
Table-b-4 Rs-232c Serial Port Connector Pin Assignments117................................................................................................................................................................
Parallel Interface Connector118................................................................................................................................................................
Table B-5 Parallel Port Connector Pin Assignments118................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply (primary119................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard And Mouse Connectors119................................................................................................................................................................
Table B-6 Primary Power Supply Connector Pin Assignments119................................................................................................................................................................
Table B-7 Keyboard And Mouse Connector Pin Assignments119................................................................................................................................................................
Front Panel120................................................................................................................................................................
Table B-8 Front Panel Connector Pin Assignments120................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette Drive Interface Pin Assignments121................................................................................................................................................................
Table B-9 Diskette Drive Connector Pin Assignments121................................................................................................................................................................
Ide Interface Connectors122................................................................................................................................................................
Table B-10 Ide/pci Connector Pin Assignments122................................................................................................................................................................
Dimm Sockets123................................................................................................................................................................
Table B-11 Dimm Socket Pin Assignments123................................................................................................................................................................
Agp Connector124................................................................................................................................................................
Table B-12 Agp Connector Pin Assignments124................................................................................................................................................................
Isa Expansion Bus Connector Pin Assignments125................................................................................................................................................................
Pci Expansion Bus Connector Pin Assignments127................................................................................................................................................................
Universal Serial Bus (usb) Connectors128................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix C System Resources129................................................................................................................................................................
Irq Settings129................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing System Resources130................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Jumper130................................................................................................................................................................
Clearing Your Password131................................................................................................................................................................
Recovering The Bios132................................................................................................................................................................

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