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Jumper and Connector Locations
CN1 LVDS connector CN6 Speaker connector
CN2 LAN connector CN7 I/O Board Connector
CN3 Keyboard connector CN8 LED board connector
CN4 Touchpad connector CN9 Bluetooth connector
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CN10 FAN CN17 DDR Connector
CN11 CRT/B Connector PJ1 Battery connector
CN12 RTC Battery Connector PJ2 DC-in
CN13 SATA Connector JSIM1 SIM card connector
CN14 USB U10 RS690E
CN15 WL Connector U15 GDDR
CN16 3G Connector U14 CPU Socket
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Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery
This section provide you the standard operating procedures of clearing password and BIOS recovery for
Aspire one. Aspire one provides one Hardware Open Gap on the main board for clearing the CMOS, and one
Hotkey for enabling BIOS Recovery.
Motherboard CMOS Discharge
Discharging the CMOS clears all user settings.
1.Decompose the notebook and take out the Mainboard
2.Locate the RTC Battery and Jumpers.
3.Disconnect the RTC battery
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4.Peel back the Wireles LAN Card mylar and short the G2 pad.
5.Reconnect the RTC battery and reassemble the unit.
BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk
BIOS Recovery Boot Block:
BIOS Recovery Boot Block is a special block of BIOS. It is used to boot up the system with minimum BIOS
initialization. Users can enable this feature to restore the BIOS firmware to a successful one once the previous
BIOS flashing process failed.
BIOS Recovery Hotkey:
The system provides a function hotkey: Fn+Esc, for enable BIOS Recovery process when system is powered
on during BIOS POST. To use this function, it is strongly recommended to have the AC adapter and Battery
present. If this function is enabled, the system will force the BIOS to enter a special BIOS block, called Boot
Steps for BIOS Recovery by USB Flash Crisis Disk:
Before doing this, a Crisis Diskette should be prepared ready in hand. The Crisis Diskette could be made by
executing the Crisis Disk program in another system with Windows XP OS.
Follow the steps below:
1.Plug in a blank USB disk.
2.Launch the wincrisis.exe program to create a USB Crisis Disk.
3.Select Create MINIDOS Crisis Disk.
4.Click Start to initiate the process.
5.Click OK to override the warning dialog.
IMPORTANT:The Crisis Disk program will overwrite all data on any drive that you use as a crisis disk.
6.Copy the KAV60.fd BIOS file into USB flash disk root directory.
NOTE: Do not place any other *.fd file in the USB flash disk root directory.
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To use the Crisis USB key, do the following:
1.Plug USB storage into USB port.
2.Press Fn + ESC button then plug in AC power.
The Power button flashes orange once.
3.Press Power button to initiate system CRISIS mode.
When CRISIS is complete, the system auto restarts with a workable BIOS.
4.Update the latest version BIOS for this machine by regular BIOS flashing process.