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3.1 The Diagnostic Test 3 Tests and Diagnostics
PORTEGE A200 Maintenance Manual (960-499) 3-1
3.1 The Diagnostic Test
This chapter explains how to use the Diagnostic Test programs to test the functions of the
computer’s hardware modules. The Diagnostics Programs are stored on some Diagnostic Disks.
There are Service Program Modules (DIAGNOSTIC MENU) and the Test Program Modules
(DIAGNOSTIC TEST MENU) on the Diagnostic Disk.
The Hardware Initial information Setting Tool consists of some programs which write the hardware
information or displays the current information of the computer. It is also included in one of
The heatrun test is automatic test program which executes the some tests successively.
Note: Before starting the diagnostics, be sure to follow these steps:
1. Check all cables are connected firmly.
2. Exit any application and close Windows.
3. Check if [All Devices] is selected in the “Device Config.” in SETUP menu.
3.1.1 Diagnostics menu
The DIAGNOSTIC MENU consists of the following functions.
? DIAGNOSTIC TEST
? ONLY ONE TEST
? HEAD CLEANING
? LOG UTILITIES
? RUNNING TEST
? FDD UTILITIES
? SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
? EXIT TO MS-DOS
The DIAGNOSTIC TEST MENU contains the following functional tests:
? SYSTEM TEST
? MEMORY TEST
? KEYBOARD TEST
? DISPLAY TEST
? FLOPPY DISK TEST
? PRINTER TEST
? ASYNC TEST