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Acer 6100 Motherboard

Jumper and Connector Layout

6100 board diagrams

Jumper Settings

JumperSettingFunction
JP6 - Audio Port Function1-3, 2-4
3-5, 4-6 *
Line-out
Speaker-out
SW1-5 - PasswordOn *
Off
Bypass password
Check password
SW1-6 Reserved


SW1 Settings
Ratio1234
2OnOnOnOn
3OnOnOffOn
4OnOnOnOff
5OnOnOffOff
2.5OnOffOnOn
3.5OnOffOffOn
4.5OnOffOnOff
5.5OnOffOffOff
6OffOnOnOn
7OffOnOffOn
8OffOnOnOff
6.5OffOffOnOn
7.5OffOffOffOn
1.5OffOffOffOff

Connector Functions

ConnectorFunction
CN1USB ports
CN2ATX power connector
CN3Upper: PS/2 mouse port
Lower: PS/2 keyboard port
CN4Upper: Parallel port
Lower: COM1 port (left), COM2 port (right)
CN5Floppy disk drive connector
CN6Upper: Game/MIDI port
Lower: (L-to-R) Stereo line-out/speaker-out port, Stereo line-in port, Mono microphone-in port
CN7Wake-on-LAN connector
CN8CD-in connector
CN9Power switch connector
CN10IDE2 connector
CN11IDE1 connector
CN12Fax/modem connector
CN13Modem ring-in connector
CN14 Hard disk drive LED connector
CN15 USB daughter board connector
FN1 Fan alarm connector
FN22-pin fan connector
JP1System temperature detector connector
JP2Processor temperature detector connector
JP4Turbo LED connector (pins 2-3)
JP5Reset switch connector
JP7Power/Suspend LED connector

Memory Upgrade

The system memory is upgradable to a maximum of 384M via three 168-pin DIMM sockets on board. These DIMM sockets accept 8-, 16-, 32-, 64-, and 128MB PC100 3.3V SDRAM DIMMs.


BIOS

How do I enter the BIOS Setup Utility?

You can access the BIOS Setup Utility by pressing CTRL+ALT+ESC as the system is booting. At the bottom of the second start up screen you should see "To enter setup, press CTRL_ALT_ESC".

Note: If the system displays the Acer Splash Screen, once you hear the beep, you should begin pressing CTRL+ALT+ESC. You may need to press CTRL+ALT+ESC continuously until you access the BIOS setup screen.

How do I set a password on my Aspire 6100?

The Setup program has a number of security features to prevent unauthorized access to the system and its data. The Setup Password prevents unauthorized access to the BIOS utility.

  • Make sure that switch 5 of SW1 is set to On (bypass password).

    Note: You cannot enter the BIOS utility if a Setup password does not exist and switch 5 of SW1 is set to Off (password check enabled). By default, switch 5 of SW1 is set to On (bypass password).

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+Esc to enter the BIOS Utility Setup and select System Security
  • Highlight the Setup Password parameter and press either the left or right arrow. The Setup Password screen appears:
  • Type a password. The password may consist of up to seven characters. Then press Enter.

    Note: Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen.

  • Retype the password then press Enter.
  • After setting the password, highlight the, Set or Change Password option.
  • Press Esc to return to the System Security screen.
  • Press Esc to return to the main menu.
  • Press Esc to exit the BIOS utility. A dialog box appears asking if you want to save the CMOS data.
  • Select Yes to save the changes and reboot the system.
  • After rebooting, turn off the system then open the housing.
  • Set switch 5 of SW1 to Off to enable the password function.
  • The next time you want to enter the BIOS utility, you must key-in your Setup password.

Changing/Removing the Setup Password

Should you want to change your setup password, do the following:

  • Enter the BIOS utility and select System Security.
  • Highlight the Setup Password parameter and press the left or right arrow. The Setup Password menu appears.
  • From the Setup Password menu, highlight the Set or Change Password option.
  • Enter a new password.
  • Press Esc to return to the System Security screen.
  • Press Esc to return to the main menu.
  • Press Esc to exit the BIOS utility. A dialog box appears asking if you want to save the CMOS data.
  • Select Yes to save the changes.

Note: To remove the password, simply select the Setup Password parameter from the System Security menu and set it to None.

Bypassing the Setup Password

If you forget your setup password, you can bypass the password security feature by hardware. Follow these steps to bypass the password:

  • Turn off and unplug the system.
  • Open the system housing and set switch 5 of SW1 to On to bypass the password function.
  • Turn on the system and enter the BIOS utility. This time, the system does not require you to type in a password.

Note: You can either change the existing Setup password or remove it by selecting None. Refer to the previous section for the procedure.

Power-on Password

The Power-on Password secures your system against unauthorized use. Once this password is set, it will be necessary to type it whenever you boot the system. To set this password,

  • Enter the BIOS utility, select System Security,
  • Highlight the Power-on Password parameter.
  • Follow the same procedure as in setting the Setup password.

Note: Make sure switch 5 of SW1 is set to Off to enable the Power-on password.

Operation Mode

This function lets you enable or disable the password prompt display. When set to Normal, the password prompt appears before system boot. When set to Keyboard Lock, the password prompt does not appear; however, your system will not respond to any keyboard or mouse input until you enter the correct password. The default setting is Normal.