Acer Aspire T180
Acer Aspire T180 Laptop & Notebook, size: 464 KB
Mini tower, Win Vista Home Basic, NVIDIA GeForce 6100, 256 KB cache - Monitor: .
The Acer Aspire T180 Series provides savvy consumers with a complete desktop solution, packed with performance, expandability and functionality. All in all, it represents an excellent value.
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User reviews and opinions
|! !||1:19pm on Friday, September 17th, 2010|
|The Acer T180 is great for the first time PC buyer. It has all the functionality you could ask for. Well this computer was simply bought for 2 main purposes. My mother will need to access her email and my sister will want to play games.|
|!_!b-lesbian-shemale||9:59pm on Sunday, August 8th, 2010|
|good to look at runs far to slow since new has crashed at leasted 35 times build quality is quite good,pc easy to upgrade memory etc,amd athlon dual core processer is a big plus .came with vista home premium pre installed.|
|thadeu||3:18pm on Sunday, August 8th, 2010|
|Not a bad computer. Needs more ram to run vista effectively. Only one complaint - the hard drive is way too noisy. Excellent value for the price. As far as upgrades, I replaced the RAM with 2 gigs of OCZ PC2-6400 800MHz, that gave a big performance improvement!|
|Darshan||9:34am on Saturday, July 17th, 2010|
|If you take the time to read the reviews anyone who gave it less then 5 stars were complaining about no restore disks.|
|potor||3:49am on Friday, July 16th, 2010|
|I will tell you up front that I am by no means a computer whiz. The model I had before this Acer T180 left a lot to be desired.|
|tlingit54||1:38pm on Monday, June 28th, 2010|
|Good value computer I bought this on a recommendation from a friend. I am pleased with it, it is quiet, fast and does everything that I need it to.|
|yostore||5:18pm on Thursday, May 6th, 2010|
|Good computer, just need to downgrade to XP. Well the hardware is good hardware With Vista installed the ram just does not make up for the speed. should come with more recovery disks as do not have! no manuals! hardly any customer support! This computer is a great home model. It runs great. I added a floppy, an additional 1G of memory, an identical 250G SATA drive, a 350W power supply, and an eVGA 8600GT video card.|
|B R H||12:40pm on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010|
|The Aspire X3200 is the desktop product that is created with exquisite article concept. When i was a kid i always whanted a Capri.At the age of 19 a got my first,only a 1.6GL,but being a mechanic soon turned it into a 2.1.|
|alittlebitnumb||12:08am on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010|
|aspire disk drive It never lasted much longer than the guarantee, then it went wrong not much good acer aspire I recently bought the acer aspire ,I LOVE IT !!I DID UPGRADE THE RAM MEMORY TO 4GB which was really simple to do. A bit rubbish I agree with the previous comments. All it needs is a tweak here and there, specially more RAM.|
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Aspire T180/E380 AcerPower M8
Service guide files and updates are available on the AIPG/CSD web; for more information, please refer to http://csd.acer.com.tw
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Please refer to the table below for the updates made on Aspire T180/E380 and AcerPower M8 service guide.
Copyright 2006 by Acer Incorporated. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated.
The information in this guide is subject to change without notice. Acer Incorporated makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Any Acer Incorporated software described in this manual is sold or licensed "as is". Should the programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and not Acer Incorporated, its distributor, or its dealer) assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, and any incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect in the software.
Acer is a registered trademark of Acer Corporation. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. Pentium 4 and Celeron are trademarks of Intel Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
The following conventions are used in this manual: SCREEN MESSAGES NOTE Denotes actual messages that appear on screen. Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic. Alerts you to any damage that might result from doing or not doing specific actions. Gives precautionary measures to avoid possible hardware or software problems. Reminds you to do specific actions relevant to the accomplishment of procedures.
Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information. 1. This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION decided for Acer's "global" product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e.g. add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability). These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be covered in this generic service guide. In such cases, please contact your regional offices or the responsible personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details. Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it will not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.
Chapter1 System Specifications 1
Features. 2 Mainboard Placement. 5 Block Diagram. 7 Aspire T180 Front Panel. 8 Aspire T180 Rear Panel. 9 AcerPower M8 Front Panel. 10 AcerPower M8 Rear Panel. 12 System Peripherals. 13 Acer eRecovery. 15 Acer disc-to-disc recovery. 17 Hardware Specifications and Configurations. 18 Power Management Function (ACPI support function). 23
Chapter2 System Utilities 24
Entering Setup. Product Information. Standard CMOS Features. Advanced BIOS Features. Advanced Chipset Features. Integrated Peripherals. Onboard I/O Chip Setup. Power Management Setup. PnP/PCI Feature. PC Health Status. Set Supervisor/User Password. Load Default Settings. Save & Exit Setup. Exit Without Saving. 45 46
Chapter3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement 47
General Information. 48 Disassembly Procedure. 49
Chapter4 Troubleshooting 69 Chapter5 Jumper and Connector Information 70 Jumper Setting..70 Chapter6 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 83
Exploded Diagram. 84 FRU List. 87
The model is a consumer/commercial-oriented desktop PC built with latest, high-performance technology for easier and funnier consumer environment. It is a high performance and multi-media features ready system including Media Card Reader and Rear I/O connectors for 7.1 audio channels. Regarding the high performance, we choose AMD Athlon 64 X2/Athlon64/Sempron (AM2 Socket), with NVIDIA MCP61 chipset architecture. This combination can run HyperTransport technology and provide OnBoard VGA, which provides better performance than other processors. We also provide one PCI-Express x16 slot, one PCI-Express x1 and two PCI slots (support PCI 2.3 spec.), four Dual Channel DDRII memory slots (support up to 4GB), two PATA ports, two/four SATA ports (HDDs), on board Gigabit LAN, and on board Audio function.
Socket Type : 940 pin socket Processor Type : AMD AM2 Athlon64 x2/Athlon64/Sempron
nVidia MCP61S (co-lay with MCP61P)
Form Factor : Mirco ATX Size (Max.) : 244mm x 244mm
Memory Type : DDRII unbuffered SDRAM module support No of Channel (Dual/Signal) : Dual channel should be enabled always when plug-in 2 same memory size DDRII memory module Socket Type : un-buffered 240 pin DIMM socket DIMM Slot : 4 Memorry Size Max. : Up to 1 GB
Onboard graphic solution: nVidia MCP61 integrated graphics device solution One VGA port on rear
One PCI Express x16 slot One PCI Express x1 slot Two PCI 2.2 Slots
Slot Quantity : 1 Support 1.44MB 3.5 Devices
One 40 pin PATA IDE slot Transfer rate support: PIO mode: 0/1/2/3/4 ATA mode: 33/66/100 port supported Storage type support : HDD/CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD Dual/ DVD SuperMultiPlus/HD DVD/BlueRay DVD 4 pin SATA IDE connector Transfer rate support: 1.5GB/s and 3.0 GB/s Storage type support : HDD/CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD Dual/DVD SuperMultiPlus
Audio Type : HD Codec Audio Channel : 7.1 channel Audio Controller /Codec : Realtek ALC888(co-lay with ALC883) Support SPDIF out/in Audio Connectors/Headers: Rear 6 jack follow HD audio definition Microphone In Headphone Out CD-In
Type : Marvell 88E8056 Gigabit Ethernet controller Supports 10/100/1000MB Ethernet environment
IEEE 1394 Controller : TI TSB43AB23PDTG4 IEEE 1394 Port : One rear 6pin IEEE 1394 port
The computers front panel consists of the following:
Optical drive Floppy disk drive Power button
No. Description Description
Speaker or headphone jack
Microphone jack USB ports
Aspire T180 Rear Panel
No. 14 Description Voltage selector switch PS/2 keyboard connector Serial port Monitor connector RJ-45 Ethernet connector Line-out Jack Extension card slots
Power cord socket Fan aperture PS/2 mouse connector Printer connector USB 2.0 ports Microphone jack Line-in jack
AcerPower M8 Front Panel
Description Speaker-out/Line-out Port Microphone-in out ( Front ) USB Ports Optical drive eject button Optical drive Power LED HDD LED Floppy drive eject button Floppy disk drive
Label Power-Button USB ports
Microphone-in & Speaker-out/Line-out Port Optical drive eject button Optical drive Indicators Card reader HDD
AcerPower M8 Rear Panel
Voltage selector switch PS/2 keyboard connector Serial port Monitor connector RJ-45 Ethernet connector Line-out Jack Extension card slots
The Aspire S Series computer consist of the system itself, and system peripherals, like a mouse, keyboard and a set of speakers (optional). This section provides a brief description of the basic system peripherals.
Mouse (PS/2 or USB, manufacturing option)
The included mouse is a standard two-button wheel mouse. Connect the mouse to the PS/2 mouse port or USB port on the back panel of the system.
Keyboard (PS/2 or USB, manufacturing option)
Connect the keyboard to the PS/2 keyboard port or USB port on the back panel of the system.
For systems bundled with speakers, before powering on the system, connect the speaker cable to the audio out (external speaker) port on the back panel of the system. For more detailed information about the speakers, please refer to the included operating instructions. NOTE: speakers are optional and the appearance might be different depending on the actual product.
Acer eRecovery is a tool to quickly backup and restore the system. Users can create and save a backup of the current system configuration to hard drive, CD, or DVD. Acer eRecovery consists of the following functions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Create backup Restore from backup Create factory default image CD Re-install bundled software without CD Change Acer eRecovery password
Acer disc-to-disc recovery
Restore without a Recovery CD
This recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original software content that is installed when you purchase your notebook. Follow the steps below to rebuild your C: drive. (Your C: drive will be reformatted and all data will be erased.) It is important to back up all data files before you use this option. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Restart the system. While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt>+<F10> at the same time to enter the recovery process. The message "The system has password protection. Please enter 000000:" is displayed. Enter six zeros and continue. The Acer Recovery main page appears. Use the arrow keys to scroll through the items (operating system versions) and press <Enter> to select.
Multilingual operating system installation
Follow the instructions to choose the operating system and language you prefer when you first power-on the system. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Turn on the system. Acer's multilingual operating system selection menu will pop-up automatically. Use the arrow keys to scroll to the language version you want. Press <Enter> to confirm your selection. The operating system and language you choose now will be the only option for future recovery operations. The system will install the operating system and language you choose.
Hardware Specifications and Configurations
Processor Item Type Socket Speed FSB BIOS Item BIOS code programmer BIOS version BIOS ROM type BIOS ROM size BIOS ROM package Support protocol Boot from CD-ROM feature Support to LS-120 FDD drive Support to BIOS boot block feature Award v6.0 Flash ROM 4MB 32-pin DIP package ACPI 2.0, APM 1.2, SMBIOS 2.3, WFM support, ASD 1.03, PXE boot ROM, PCI 2.3 Yes Yes Yes Specification AMD AM2 processor AMD AM2 socket 940 System bus total up to 20.8GB/s 2000MT/s Specification
NOTE: The BIOS can be overwritten/upgraded by using the flash utility. BIOS Hotkey List Hotkey Delete Function Enter BIOS Setup Utility Description Press while the system is booting to enter BIOS Setup Utility.
Main Board Major Chips Item NorthBridge SourthBridge AGP controller Super I/O controller Audio controller LAN controller HDD controller Keyboard controller Embedded nVidia MCP61S graphic core ITE8726 ALC888 Marvell 88E8056 Gigabit Ethernet controller nVidia MCP61S/MCP61P ITE8726 Controller nVidia MCP61S/MCP61P single chip solution
System Memory Item Memory slot number Support memory size per socket Support maximum memory size Support memory type Support memory interface Support memory voltage Support memory module package Support to parity check feature Support to Error Correction Code (ECC) feature Memory module combinations 4 slot 256MB to 1GB 1GB DDR2 DRAM DDR2 667/533/400 1.8V 240-pin DIMM Yes ECC checking with double-bit detect and single-bit correct You can install memory modules in any combination as long as they match the specifications. Specification
NOTE: Dual channel should be enabled always when plug-in 2 same memory size DDRII memory module.
Cache Memory Item First-Level Cache Configurations Cache function control Second-Level Cache Configurations L2 Cache RAM type L2 Cache RAM size L2 Cache RAM speed L2 Cache function control L2 Cache scheme Video Memory Item Memory size Specification 512MB > system memory >= 256MB on board VGA share 32 MB 1GB > system memory >= 512MB share memory size 128MB system memory > 512MB share memory size 256 MB PBSRAM up to 1MB per core(exclusive) One-half the processor core clock frequency Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup Fixed in write-back Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup Specification
Video Interface Item Video controller Video controller resident bus Video Interface AGP Slot nVidia MCP61 PCIE xSpecification
Audio Interface Item Audio controller Audio controller Type Audio Channel Audio function control Mono or stereo Resolution Compatibility nVidia MCP61 AC97, ALC888 7.1ch Enable/disable by BIOS Setup Stereo support up to 24 bit Sound Blaster Pro/16 compatible Mixed digital and analog high performance chip Enhanced stereo full duplex operation High performance audio accelerator and AC97 support Full native DOS games compatibility Virtual FM enhances audio experience through real-time FM-toWavetable conversion MPU-401(UART mode) interface for wavetable synthesizers and MIDI devices Integrated dual game port Meets AC97and WHQL specifications Yes, internal FM synthesizer DACs: 44.1k/48k/96k/192k Hz ADCs: 44.1k/48k/96k Hz Yes Supported Supported Specification
Music synthesizer Sampling rate MPU-401 UART support Microphone jack Headphone jack IDE Interface Item IDE controller IDE controller resident bus Number of IDE channel Support IDE interface Support bootable CD-ROM Floppy disk drive Interface Item Floppy disk drive controller Floppy disk drive controller resident bus Support FDD format
Specification nVidia MCP61 PCI bus 1 x ATA133 E-IDE (up to PIO mode-4 and Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133), ANSIS ATA rev.3.0 ATAPI Yes
Specification ITE8726 LPC bus should support 1.44MB/3mode 3.5 Devices
Parallel Port Item Parallel port controller Parallel port controller resident bus Number of parallel ports Support ECP/EPP Connector type Parallel port function control Serial Port Item Serial port controller Serial port controller resident bus Number of serial port 16550 UART support Connector type Features USB Port Item Universal HCI USB Class USB Number USB 2.0 Support legacy keyboard for legacy mode support up to 8 ports Specification ITE8726 ISA bus 2 Yes 9-pin D-type female connector Support IrDA1.0/ASKIR protocols, smart card reader protocols Specification ITE8726 ISA bus 1 Bi-directional SPP / ECP / EPP V1.7&V1.9 25-pin D-type female connector Enable/disable by BIOS Setup Specification
Environmental Requirements Item Temperature Operating Non-operating Humidity Operating Non-operating Vibration Operating (unpacked) 5 ~ 500 Hz:2.20g RMS random, 10 minutes per axis in all 3 axes 5 ~500 Hz: 1.09g RMS random, 1 hour per axis in all 3 axes 15% to 80% RH 10% to 90% RH +5C ~ +35C -20 ~ +60C (Storage package) Specifications
Devices Power Button S1 (Idle) Enabled S3 (Suspend to RAM) Enabled S4 (Suspend to DIsk) Enabled S5 (Shut Down) Disabled
Devices USB Keyboard LAN RTC Modem (Ring) S1 (Idle) Enabled Disabled Disabled Disabled S3 (Suspend to RAM) Enabled Disabled Enabled Disabled S4 (Suspend to DIsk) Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled S5 (Shut Down) N/A Disabled Disabled N/A
Power Management Function (ACPI support function)
Device Standby Mode
Independent power management timer for hard disk drive devices (0-15 minutes, time step=1 minute). Hard disk drive goes into Standby mode (for ATA standard interface). Disable V-sync to control the VESA DPMS monitor. Resume method: device activated (Keyboard for DOS, keyboard & mouse for Windows). Resume recovery time: 3-5 sec.
Global Standby Mode
Global power management timer (2-120 minutes, time step=10 minute). Hard disk drive goes into Standby mode (for ATA standard interface). Disable H-sync and V-sync signals to control the VESA DPMS monitor. Resume method: Return to original state by pushing external switch button, modem ring in, keyboard and mouse for APM mode. Resume recovery time: 7-10 sec.
Independent power management timer (2-120 minutes, time step=10 minutes) or pushing external switch button. CPU goes into SMM. CPU asserts STPCLK# and goes into the Stop Grant State. LED on the panel turns amber colour. Hard disk drive goes into SLEEP mode (for ATA standard interface). Disable H-sync and V-sync signals to control the VESA DPMS monitor. Ultra I/O and VGA chip go into power saving mode. Resume method: Return to original state by pushing external switch button, modem ring in, keyboard and mouse for APM mode. Return to original state by pushing external switch button, modem ring in and USB keyboard for ACPI mode.
ACPI specification 1.0b. S0, S1, S3 and S5 sleep state support. On board device power management support. On board device configuration support.
Most systems are already configured by the manufacturer or the dealer. There is no need to run Setup when starting the computer unless you get a Run Setup message.
The Setup program loads configuration values into the battery-backed nonvolatile memory called CMOS RAM. This memory area is not part of the system RAM. NOTE: If you repeatedly receive Run Setup messages, the battery may be bad/flat. In this case, the system cannot retain configuration values in CMOS. Before you run Setup, make sure that you have saved all open files. The system reboots immediately after you exit Setup.
The following table describes the parameters found in this menu. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested settings.
Parameter Date Description Lets you set the date following the weekdaymonth-day-year format Options Weekday: Sun, Mon.Sat Month: Jan., Feb.Dec. Day: 1 to 31 Year: 1999 to 2098 Time Lets you set the time following the hour-minutesecond format Leave this item at Auto to enable the system to automatically detect and configure IDE devices on the channel. If it fails to find a device, change the value to Manual and then manually configure the drive by entering the characteristics of the drive in the items described below. Allows you to configure your floppy drive A. Hour: 0 to 23 Minute: 0 to 59 Second: 0 to 59 IDE Channel 0/2/3/4/5 Master & IDE Channel 0 Slave IDE Device Model Number: Not Detected
None 360 KB, 5.25-inch 1.2 MB, 5.25-inch 720 KB, 3.5-inch 1.44M, 3.5 - inch 2.88 MB, 3.5-inch
This item defines the video mode of the system. The motherboard has a built-in VGA graphics system; you must leave this item at the default value.
Parameter Halt On
Description This item defines the operation of the system POST(Power On Self Test) routine. You can use this item to select which types of errors in the POST are sufficient to halt the system. Total based and extended memory, and I/O ROM 384KB available to the system.
Options All, But Keyboard
Base Memory, Extended Memory, and Total Memory
total memory of the system.
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility IDE Channel 0 Master IDE HDD Auto-Detection IDE Channel 0 Master Access Mode Capacity Cylinder Head Precomp Landing Zone Sector [Press Enter] [Auto] [Auto] 80 GB 255 Item Help Menu Level To auto-detect the HDDs size, head. on this channel
Parameter IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Description Press <Enter> while this item is highlighted to prompt the Setup Utility to automatically detect and configure an IDE device on the IDE channel. This item defines ways that can be used to access IDE hard disks such as LBA(Large Block Addressing). Leave this value at Auto and the system will automatically decide the fastest way to access the hard disk drive.
Advanced BIOS Features
The following screen shows the Advanced BIOS Features:
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced BIOS Features Removable Device Priority Hard Disk Boot Priority CD-ROM Boot Priority Virus Warning Quick Power On Self Test First Boot Device Second Boot Device Third Boot Device Boot Other Device Boot Up Floppy Seek Boot Up NumLock Status Gate A20 Option Typematic Rate Setting X Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) X Typematic Delay (Msec) Security Option X APIC Mode MPS Version Control for OS OS Select For DRAM > 64MB HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability Silent Boot Small Logo (EPA) Show Configuration Table BIOS Bootblock Protect [Press Enter] [Press Enter] [Press Enter] [Disabled] [Enabled] [Removable] [Removable] [Removable] [Enabled] [Disabled] [On] [Fast] [Disabled] [Setup] [Enabled] [1.4] [Non-OS2] [Disabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Enabled]
MPS Version Control For OS This item displays MPS version control for OS OS Select For DRAM > 64 MB This item is only required if you have installed more than 64 MB of memory and you are running the OS/2 operating system. Otherwise, leave this item at the default. The S.M.A.R.T(Self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology) system is a diagnostics technology that monitors and predicts device performance. S.M.A.R.T software resides on both the disk drive and the host computer. This item enables or disables silent boot. Enables or disables the display of the EPA logo during boot. Enables or disables the display of configuration table This item enables or disables BIOS bootblock protect.
HDD S.M.A.R.T Capability
Silent Boot Small Logo (EPA) Show Configuration Table BIOS Bootblock Protect
Enabled Disabled Enabled Disabled Enabled Disabled Enabled Disabled
Removable Device Priority
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Removable Device Priority Item Help Menu Level Use < > or < > to select a device, then press <+> to move it up, or <-> to move it down the list. Press <ESC> to exit this menu.
1. Floppy Disks
PU/PD+/-/:Change Priority F10:Save ESC:Exit
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Hard Disk Boot Priority Item Help Menu Level Use < > or < > to select a device, then press <+> to move it up, or <-> to move it down the list. Press <ESC> to exit this menu.
1. Cho M
2. Bootable Add-in Cards
CD-ROM Boot Priority
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility CD-ROM Boot Priority Item Help Menu Level Use < > or < > to select a device, then press <+> to move it up, or <-> to move it down the list. Press <ESC> to exit this menu.
1. Ch0 S.
: LITE-ON DVD SOHD-16P9S
Advanced Chipset Features
These items define critical timing parameters of the motherboard. You should leave the items on this page at their default values unless you are very familiar with the technical specifications of your system hardware. If you change the values incorrectly, you may introduce fatal errors or recurring instability into your system.
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced Chipset Features Item Help Dual Monitor Support Frame Buffer Size HT Spread Spectrum SSE/SSE2 Instructions System BIOS Cacheable [Enabled] [Auto] [Center] [Enabled] [Enabled] Menu Level
Parameter Dual Monitor Support Frame Buffer Size
Description This item enables or disables dual monitor support This item enables users to specify the Onboard VGA share memory size. This item, when enabled, can significantly reduce the EMI This item allows you to enable or disable the SSE/SSE2(Streaming SIMD Extensions)instruction set. This item enables users to enable or disable the system BIOS cache. Enabled Disabled Auto Enabled Disabled Center Enabled Disabled Enabled Disabled
HT Spread Spectrum SSE/SSE2 Instructions
System BIOS Cacheable
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Integrated Peripherals
IDE Function Setup Onboard Device Setup Super IO Device
[Press Enter] [Press Enter] [Press Enter]
IDE Function Setup
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility IDE Function Setup OnChip IDE Channel 0 Primary Master PIO Primary Slave PIO Primary Master UDMA Primary Slave UDMA IDE DMA transfer access Serial-ATA Controller IDE Prefetch Mode IDE HDD Block Mode RAID Configuration [Enabled] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Enabled] [All Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Press Enter] Item Help Menu Level
Parameter On-Chip IDE Channel 0
Description Use these items to enable or disable the PCI IDE channels that are integrated on the motherboard. Enabled Disabled
Parameter Primary Master/Slave PIO
Description Each IDE channel supports a master device and a slave device. These four items let you assign the kind of PIO(Programmed Input/ Output) was used by the IDE devices. Choose Auto to let the system auto detect which PIO mode is best, or select a PIO mode from 0-4 Each IDE channel supports a master device and slave device. This motherboard supports UltraDMA technology, which provides faster access to IDE devices. If you install a device that supports UltraDMA, change the appropriate item on this list to Auto. You may have to install the UltraDMA driver supplied with this motherboard in order to use an UltraDMA device. This item allows users to enable the transfer access of the IDE DMA then burst onto the PCI bus and nonburstable transactions do not. This item allows you to enable or disable the onboard SATA controller. The onboard IDE drive interface supports IDE prefetching for faster drive access. If you install a primary and secondary add-in IDE interface, set this field to Disabled if the interface does not support prefetching. Enables this field if your IDE hard drive supports block mode. Block mode enables BIOS to automatically detect the optimal number of block read and writes per sector that the drive can support and improves the speed of access to IDE devices. Auto
Secondary Master/Slave UDMA
IDE DMA transfer access
Enabled Disabled All enabled Enabled Disabled
Serial-ATA Controller IDE Prefetch Mode
IDE HDD Block Mode
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility RAID Configuration Item Help Menu Level
RAID Enable x x x x SATA 1 Primary RAID SATA 1 Secondary RAID SATA 2 Primary RAID SATA 2 Secondary RAID
[Disabled] Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
Parameter RAID Enable
Description This item allows you to enable or disable the onboard RAID function of RAID supporting devices These four items display the status of SATA RAID. Enabled Disabled Enabled Disabled
SATA 1/2 Primary/ Secondary RAID
Onboard Device Setup
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Onboard Device Setup Onchip USB USB Memory Type USB Keyboard Support USB Mouse Support HD Audio Onboard 1394 Giga Bit LAN LAN Boot ROM [V1.1 + V2.0] [SHADOW] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Auto] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] Item Help Menu Level
Parameter Onchip USB USB Memory Type USB Keyboard support
Description This item enables users to or disable the onchip USB function, setting it to be USB1.1 This item indicates the USB memory type. Enable this item if you plan to use a keyboard connected through the USB port in a legacy operating system(such as DOS) that does not support Plug and Play. Enable this item if you plan to use a mouse connected through the USB port in a legacy operating syste(such as DOS) that does not support Plug and Play. Enables and disables the onboard audio chip. Disable this item if you are going to install a PCI audio add-in card. This item enables or disables onboard 1394 This item enables or disables Giga bit LAN This item enables or disables LAN Boot ROM. V1.1+V2.0 SHADOW Enabled Disabled
USB Mouse Support
Onboard 1394 Giga Bit LAN LAN Boot ROM
Enabled Disabled Enabled Disabled Enabled Disabled
Onboard I/O Chip Setup
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Super I/O Device Onboard FDC Controller Onboard Serial Port 1 Onboard Serial Port 2 UART Mode Select X UR2 Duplex Mode Onboard Parellel Port Parallel Port Mode X ECP Mode Use DMA [Enabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [Normal] Half [378/IRQ7] [SPP]  Item Help Menu Level
Power Management Video Off Method
User define DPMS Support
HDD Power Down HDD Down In Suspend Soft-Off by Power Button
Disabled Enabled Disabled Enabled Delay 4 Sec
Description This item specifies whether the system will be awakened from power saving modes when activity or input signal of the specified hardware peripheral or component is detected. This item allows users to enable or disable the USB device Wake-up from S1/S3 mode. This item allows users to enable or disable the PS2 K/B Wake-up from S1/S3 mode. This item allows users to enable or disable the alarm to wake up the system.if set to Enabled, users can specify the specific day of month and the exact time to power up the system. This item enables or disables the ACPI AWAY mode. Disabled Enabled
USB Resume from S1/S3 PS2 K/B Resume from S1/ S3 Resume by Alarm
Enabled Disabled Enabled Disabled Disabled Enabled
ACPI AWAY Mode
Disabled Enabled Auto Former-Sts
AMD K8 CoolnQuiet control This item helps the system to lower the frequency when CPU idles. When the frequency Power on After Power fail This item enables your computer to automatically restart or return to its operating status.
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility PnP/PCI Configurations Item Help Menu Level
Init Display First Reset Configuration Data Resources Controlled By
X IRQ Resources
[PCI Ex] [Disabled] [Auto(ESCD)] Press Enter [Disabled]
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop ** PCI Express relative items** Maximum Payload Size
Parameter Init Display First Reset Configuration Data
Description This item allows you to choose the primary display card. If you enable this item and restart the system, any Plug and Play configuration data stored in the BIOS Setup is cleared from memory. You should leave this item at the default Auto(ESCD). Under this setting, the system dynamically allocates resources to Plug and Play devices as they are required. If you cannot get a legacy ISA(Industry Standard Architecture) expansion card to work properly, you might be able to solve the problem by changing this item to Manual, and then opening up the IRQ Resources submenu. In the IRQ Resources submenu, if you assign an IRQ to Legacy ISA, then that Interrupt Request Line is reserved for a legacy ISA expansion card. Press <ESC> to close the IRQ Resources submenu. In the Memory Resources submenu, use the first item Reserved Memory Base to set the start address of the memory you want to reserve for the ISA expansion card. Use the section item Reserved Memory Length to set the amount of reserved memory. Press <ESC> to close Memory Resources submenu. This item is designed to overcome problems that can be caused by some non-standard VGA cards. This board includes a built-in VGA system that does not require palette snooping so you must leave this item disabled. This item specifies the maximum payload size for the PCI Express function. Enabled Disabled PCIEx Enabled Disabled Auto(ESCD)
Load Default Settings
Selecting the field loads the factory defaults for BIOS and Chipset Features which the system automatically. detects. THis option opens a dialog box that lets you install optimized defaults for all appropriate items in the Setup Utility. Press <OK> and then <Enter> to install the defaults. Press <Cancel> and then <Enter> to not install the defaults. If you only want to install setup defaults for a specific option, select and display that option, and then press<F9>.
Save & Exit Setup
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to save the changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Save and Exit dialog box appears, press <Y> to save and exit, or press <N> to return to the main menu.
Exit Without Saving
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to discard any changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Exit Without Saving dialog box appears, press <Y> to discard changes and exit, or press <N> to return to the main menu. NOTE: If you have made settings that you do not want to save, use the "Exit Without Saving" item and press <Y> to discard any changes you have made.
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools: Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge. Wire cutter. Phillips screwdriver (may require different size). NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatches when putting back the components.
Before You Begin
Before proceeding with the disassenbly procedure, make sure that you do the following: 1. 2. Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals. Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system.
This section tells you how to disassemble the system when you need to perform system service. Please also refer to the disassembly video, if available. CAUTION: Before you proceed, make sure you have turned off the system and all peripherals connected to it.
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Please refer to generic troubleshooting guide for trougleshooting information relating to following topics: Power-On Self-Test (POST) POST Check Points POST Error Messages List Error Symptoms List
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PS/2 Mouse MDATA NC Ground VCC MCLK NC
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Front Side View
Signal Name DCD RxD TxD DTR Ground DSR RTS CTS RI
Pin PD0 PD1 PD2 PD3 PD4 PD5 PD6 PD7 ACK BUSY PE
Signal Name STROBE
Pin 25 SLCT ALF
ERROR INIT SLCTIN Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground
G5 G1 U4 U1 G2 G6
U8 G3 G7 L2 L1
U5 G4 L8 L7 G8
Pin U1 U2 U3 U4 U5 U6 U7 U8 G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 VCC
Signal Name -DATA0 +DATA0 GND VCC -DATA0 +DATA0 GND HOLE_USB HOLE_USB HOLE_USB HOLE_USB HOLE_LAN HOLE_LAN
Pin G7 G8 L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 L9 L10 L11 L12
Signal Name HOLE_LAN HOLE_LAN TX+ TXRX+ NC NC RXNC NC LINK VCC ACT VCC
4 GND 3 D0+ 2 D01 PWR
G5 G1 G3
7 D1+ 13 TA- 12
8 GND 14 TA+
6 D111 TB10 GND
PWR 9 PWR
Pin G1 G2 G3 G4 VCC
Signal Name -DATA0 +DATA0 GND VCC -DATA1 +DATA1 GND HOLE_USB HOLE_USB HOLE_USB HOLE_USB
Pin VP VG TPBTPB+ TPATPA+
FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of Aspire T180/E380 and AcerPower M8. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization). IMPORTANT: Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. For whatever reasons a part number change is made, it will not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines. IMPORTANT: Please note that Acer Corporation sells only the parts listed in the following table. Please be reminded that though some parts are disassembled in Chapter 3 for demonstration purpose, Acer Corporation does not provide these parts. NOTE: To scrap or to return the defective parts, you should follow the local government ordinance or regulations on how best to dispose it, or follow the rules set by your regional Acer office on how to return it.You can access to the website for the latest Parts version http://aicsl.acer.com.tw/spl/ NOTE: The final version of SPL will be released later.
Brand Single or Dual Core
Dell -Inspiron 531
Acer Aspire T180
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|Product Form Factor||Mini tower|
|Type||AMD Sempron 3400+ / 1.8 GHz|
|Max Supported Qty||1|
|Installed Size||256 KB|
|Cache Per Processor||256 KB|
|Chipset Type||NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 430|
|Installed Size||512 MB / 4 GB (max)|
|Form Factor||DIMM 240-pin|
|Configuration Features||1 x 512 MB|
|Type||1 x Serial ATA - integrated|
|Hard Drive||1 x 160 GB - standard - Serial ATA-150|
|Type||9 in 1 card reader|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||CompactFlash Card type I, CompactFlash Card type II, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SmartMedia Card, xD-Picture Card|
|Graphics Processor / Vendor||NVIDIA GeForce 6100|
|Type||Sound card - integrated|
|Sound Output Mode||7.1 channel surround|
|Compliant Standards||High Definition Audio|
|Modem||Fax / modem|
|Protocols & Specifications||ITU V.92|
|Networking||Network adapter - integrated|
|Data Link Protocol||Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Expansion / Connectivity|
|Expansion Bays Total (Free)||4 ( 1 ) x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H 2 ( 2 ) x front accessible - 3.5" x 1/3H 2 ( 1 ) x front accessible - 5.25" x 1/2H|
|Expansion Slots Total (Free)||1 ( 0 ) x processor 4 ( 2 ) x memory - DIMM 240-pin 2 ( 2 ) x PCI 1 ( 1 ) x PCI Express x1 1 ( 1 ) x PCI Express x16|
|Interfaces||1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) 1 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9) 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5 mm 6 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A ( 2 in front ) 6 x audio 1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) 1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 6 pin FireWire|
|Device Type||Power supply|
|Power Provided||250 Watt|
|Operating System / Software|
|OS Provided||Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic|
|Software||Adobe Acrobat Reader, Norton AntiVirus (OEM), CyberLink PowerDVD (OEM), NTI CD-Maker Gold Edition, Acer Empowering Technology|
|Service & Support||1 year warranty|
|Service & Support Details||Limited warranty - 1 year|
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