Acer MXM Models and Cards

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  1. overtaxed

    overtaxed Newbie

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    Sorry - slaps head!!

    8942G
     
  2. Arminator

    Arminator Notebook Evangelist

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    As marked on first post in the first page, the card is embedded to the mother board so it can not be removed/replaced.

    You can also see it for yourself on link below:

    Acer 8942G Examimination

    Cheers
     
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    overtaxed Newbie

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    I know - I looked at this review when it first came up.

    However, when I look at the service Guide from
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    Page 108 it clearly shows a MXM module. (although some of heatsinks look slightly different). Hence my query about the 2 pieces of information being inconsistent.

    I have uploaded a picture where I have compared the 2 sources as to where the MXM might be located.

    I will b opening up my machine again and take another look to see if I can identify the structures in the manual.
    I will let you know what I find.
     

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  4. Arminator

    Arminator Notebook Evangelist

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    Well this could be a great news for all 8942G owners... :)
    Just need to check it one more time to make sure...

    Cheers

    UPDATE:

    It seems that there are different version of 8935G - some have MXM 3.0B slot and some have cards embedded to the motherboard just like one from link posted above...

    The best thing for you would be to open your laptop following service manual guide and assure yourself if the card is embedded or not...
     
  5. TehSuigi

    TehSuigi Notebook Virtuoso

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    I've got the 8942G service guide myself - it's true that the disassembly guide shows an MXM card, but take a look at the parts list near the end. There are quite a few mainboards, and their listings include the codenames for ATI Radeon GPUs (Broadway and Madison). That's a dead giveaway that there's no MXM slot or card in the machine.

    Even your picture shows that the MXM slot isn't there - by rotating the motherboard on the left 180 degrees to match the picture on the right, you'll note that the RAM and hard drive have been moved to where the MXM card should be.

    @Arminator: Don't confuse the 8935G (MXM-A confirmed) with the 8942G that overtaxed has.
     
  6. Arminator

    Arminator Notebook Evangelist

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    OK I fixed the mistake in writing :eek: ... I really meant 8942G ;)

    I checked 8942g Service manual once more and it seems that it is not embedded on the board...

    The screenshot that was posted by overtaxed is the same as the one in the service manual I am looking.
     
  7. TehSuigi

    TehSuigi Notebook Virtuoso

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    I know - Acer kinda botched that up by using a photo of an 8935G in the 8942G service manual.
     
  8. Arminator

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    But there is definitely no MXM slot on 8942G?
     
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    TehSuigi Notebook Virtuoso

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    Different mainboards in the FRU list + block diagram in service guide not showing MXM + MXM-Upgrade's investigation = Enough evidence to decree that there's no MXM slot in the 8942G.
     
  10. iain.lightbody

    iain.lightbody Notebook Guru

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    I just got a Mobility HD 5650 (MXM Type-A) off ebay for my 5739G. Good news and bad news. The good news is that it will display on an external monitor. Bad news is that it won't display on the laptop display.
     
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