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Acer Aspire 1400 Series
PART NO.: VD.A02V5.001
PRINTED IN TAIWAN
Service guide files and updates are available
on the ACER/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 1400 service guide.
2002/04/11 Ch. 6 Add exploded diagram to Ch.6
2002/04/16 Ch. 3 disassembly flow chart
2002/04/19 Ch. 3 disassembly flow chart
2002/05/13 Ch. 1 p.26 Memory combinations table
2004/01/08 Ch. 1 Revise supported memeory size to 512MB instead of 1GB on page 3 and page 26.
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The following conventions are used in this manual:
SCREEN MESSAGESDenotes actual messages that appear
NOTEGives bits and pieces of additional
information related to the current
WARNINGAlerts you to any damage that might
result from doing or not doing specific
CAUTIONGives precautionary measures to
avoid possible hardware or software
IMPORTANTReminds you to do specific actions
relevant to the accomplishment of
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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.
2.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.