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BIOS Flash Utility
The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions:
TNew versions of system programs
TNew features or options
TRestore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted.
Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM.
NOTE: If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery
Diskette before you use the Phlash utility.
NOTE: Do not install memory-related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when you use the Phlash.
NOTE: Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the Phlash utility. If the battery pack does not
contain enough power to finish BIOS flash, you may not boot the system because the BIOS is not
Fellow the steps below to run the Phlash.
1.Prepare a bootable diskette.
2.Copy the Phlash utilities to the bootable diskette.
3.Then boot the system from the bootable diskette. The Phlash utility has auto-execution function.
System Diagnostic Diskette
This diagnostic diskette is for the Acer TravelMate 650 series notebook machine. However, system diagnostic
utility is not ready as service CD released. Acer HQ CSD will upload the utility to CSD website as soon as it is
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This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for
maintenance and troubleshooting.
To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools:
TWrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge
TSmall Philips screw driver
TPhilips screw driver
TFlat head screwdriver
TPlastic flat head screw driver
THex screw driver
TTw e e z e r s
NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the
screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the components.
When you remove the stripe cover, please be careful not to scrape the cover.
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
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Before You Begin
Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following:
1.Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals.
2.Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system.
3.Remove the battery pack.
NOTE: TravelMate 650 series product uses mylar or tape to fasten the FFC/FPC/connectors/cable, you may
need to tear the tape or mylar before you disconnect different FFC/FPC/connectors.
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Disassembly Procedure Flowchart
The flowchart on the succeeding page gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence
and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to
remove the system board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in
HDD DoorMiddle CoverODD Module
ODD BoardODD Bracket
Antenna LineModem Cable