For American Area
Lineup : PCV-MXS20
GeForce2 MX (32MB)
512MB / 512MB
( PC266 )
MPEG ( ENX-17 )
(Bottom) Slot1 (PCI)
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Service and Inspection Precautions
1. Obey precautionary markings and instructions
Labels and stamps on the cabinet, chassis, and components identify areas
requiring special precautions. Be sure to observe these precautions, as well
as all precautions listed in the operating manual and other associated
2. Use designated parts only
The set's components possess important safety characteristics, such as
noncombustibility and the ability to tolerate large voltages. Be sure that
replacement parts possess the same safety characteristics as the originals.
Also remember that the 0 mark, which appears in circuit diagrams and
parts lists, denotes components that have particularly important safety
functions; be extra sure to use only the designated components.
3. Always follow the original design when mounting
parts and routing wires
The original layout includes various safety features, such as inclusion of
insulating materials (tubes and tape) and the mounting of parts above the
printer board. In addition, internal wiring has been routed and clamped so
as to keep it away from hot or high-voltage parts. When mounting parts or
routing wires, therefore, be sure to duplicate the original layout.
4. Inspect after completing service
After servicing, inspect to make sure that all screws, components, and wiring
have been returned to their original condition. Also check the area around
the repair location to ensure that repair work has caused no damage, and
5. When replacing chip components...
Never reuse components. Also remember that the negative side of tantalum
capacitors is easily damaged by heat.
6. When handling flexible print boards...
· The temperature of the soldering-iron tip should be about 270C.
· Do not apply the tip more than three times to the same pattern.
· Handle patterns with care; never apply force.
Caution: Remember that hard disk drives are easily damaged by
vibration. Always handle with care.
Caution Markings for Lithium/Ion Battery - The following or similar
texts shall be provided on battery pack of equipment or in both the
operating and the service instructions.
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by
the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the
CAUTION: The battery pack used in this device may present a fire
or chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do not disassemble, heat
°C (212°F) or incinerate.
Dispose of used battery promptly.
Keep away from children.
ATTENTION AU COMPOSANT AYANT RAPPORT
À LA SÉCURITÉ!
LES COMPOSANTS IDENTIFÉS PAR UNE MARQUE 0 SUR LES
DIAGRAMMES SCHÉMATIQUES ET LA LISTE DES PIÈCES SONT
CRITIQUES POUR LA SÉCURITÉ DE FONCTIONNEMENT. NE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1-1. Flowchart ··································································· 1-1
1-2. Left Cover ·································································· 1-2
1-3. Main Cover ································································ 1-2
1-4. Rear Panel ·································································· 1-3
1-5. Front Panel ································································· 1-3
1-6. SWX-85 Mounted PWB, IFX-160 Mounted PWB,
LCD Unit ··································································· 1-4
1-7. DVD-RW Drive ························································· 1-4
1-8. FM TUNER Unit (U) ················································· 1-5
1-9. Power Unit ································································· 1-5
1-10. MD Drive, IFX-179 Mounted PWB ·························· 1-6
1-11. HDD ··········································································· 1-6
1-12. AUDIO Unit ······························································· 1-7
1-13. VGA Card, Slot Cover,
Mounted PWB ENX-15 (MX) ··································· 1-7
1-14. Modem Card, CNX-146 PWB,
IFX-202 Mounted PWB ············································ 1-8
1-15. MP-24-A Mounted PWB ··········································· 1-8
1-16. CNX-145 Mounted PWB ··········································· 1-9
1-17. Mother Board ··························································· 1-10
1-18. CPU ·········································································· 1-11
1-19. Memory DDR SDRAM (DIMM) ···························· 1-12
2. PROGRAMS FOR SERVICE
2-1. Service Diagnostics Program ····································· 2-1
2-1-1. General .................................................................. 2-1
2-1-2. PC-Doctor Starting Method .................................. 2-1
2-1-3. nVIDIA Geforce Video Diag Starting Method ..... 2-1
3. SERVICE INFORMATION
3-1. Jumper Setting on Hard Disk Drive ··························· 3-1
4. BLOCK DIAGRAM ······················································· 4-1
5. FRAME HARNESS
5-1. Connector List ··························································· 5-1
5-2. Frame Harness Diagram ············································ 5-3
6. EXPLODED VIEW
6-1. Exploded Views And Parts List (Main Section) ········ 6-1
6-2. Exploded Views And Parts List (Speaker Section) ···· 6-3
6-3. Accessories and Parts List ········································· 6-4
History of the changes is shown as the
"Revision History" at the end of this data.
1-1. FLOW CHART
· P X-X means pages that appears in this manual.
1-2. LEFT COVER
1-3. MAIN COVER
Remove the left cover in the direction of arrow.
Remove the main cover in the direction of arrow.