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PJP1 AC-IN Connector JMINI1 Wireless Card Connector
JDOCK2 Dock Connector JSATA1 ODD Connector
JRJ45 RJ45 Connector JDIMM2 MemoryDIMM2 Connector
JCRT1 CRT Connector JDIMM1 MemoryDIMM1 Connector
JHDMI1 HDMI Connector PJP2 Battery Connector
JP9 USB Connector JCPu1 CPU Socket
JLINE1 Line-In Jack U22 North Bridge
JMIC1 MIC-In Jack SW3 Wireless SWITCH
JHP1 Head-Phone Connector SW4 BT SWITCH
JREAD1 Card Reader Socket JUSB1 USB Connector
JSATA3 HDD Connector JUSB2 USB Connector
JMINI1 Wireless Card Connector JP26 FAN1 Connector
JSATA1 ODD Connector
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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
TravelMate 4530. TravelMate 4530 provide one Hardware Open Gap on main board for clearing
password check, and one Hotkey for enabling BIOS Recovery.
Clearing Password Check
Hardware Open Gap Description
Steps for Clearing BIOS Password Check
If users set BIOS Password (Supervisor Password and/or User Password) for a security reason, BIOS will ask
the password during systems POST or when systems enter to BIOS Setup menu. However, once it is
necessary to bypass the password check, users need to short the HW Gap to clear the password by the
•Power Off a system, and remove HDD, AC and Battery from the machine.
•Open the back cover of the machine, and find out the HW Gap on M/B as picture.
•Use an electric conductivity tool to short the two points of the HW Gap.
•Plug in AC, keep the short condition on the HW Gap, and press Power Button to power on the
system till BIOS POST finish. Then re move the tool from the HW Gap.
•Restart system. Press F2 key to enter BIOS Setup menu.
•If there is no Password request, BIOS Password is cleared. Otherwise, please follow the steps and
NOTE: The steps are only for clearing BIOS Password (Supervisor Password and User Password).
R379 Clear CMOS Jumper
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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 Crisis Disk:
Before doing this, one Crisis Disk should be prepared ready in hand. The Crisis Disk could be made by
executing the Crisis Disk program in another system with Windows XP OS.
Follow the steps below:
1.Power Off failed system.
2.Attach a USB floppy drive to the failed system.
3.Insert the Crisis Disk in to the USB floppy drive attached to the BIOS flash failed system.
4.In the power-off state, press and hold Fn+Esc then press the Power button.
The system powers on and the Crisis BIOS Recovery process begins.
BIOS Boot Block begins restoring the BIOS code from the Crisis floppy disk to BIOS ROM on the failed
When the Crisis flash process is finished, the system restarts with a workable BIOS.
5.Update to the latest version BIOS for the system using the regular BIOS flashing process.
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FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List
This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of TravelMate 4530
Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA (Return Merchandise
Please note that WHEN ORDE RING FRU PARTS, 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 on
the printed Service Guide. For AC ER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a
DIFFERENT part number code from those given in the F RU 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
NOTE: To scrap or to return the defective parts, you should follow the local government ordinance or
regulations on how to dispose it properly, or follow t he rules set by your regional Acer office on how to
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TravelMate 4530 Exploded Diagrams
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