« IMSI/Design first to adapt CAD to finger-based tablets | Main | In upFront.eZine this week: Autodesk talks to us about the HSMworks acquisition »

Jan 27, 2013

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Adil

I am looking for a motherboard fit this model from the computer and do not know what is appropriate to have a
Can you tell me about the panel suitable

Ralph Grabowski

Sorry, I cannot help you in finding a replacement motherboard. Perhaps you can get help from forums for Acer users or motherboard tinkerers.

Greg

Have you been able to determine what special connector is needed to install the optional graphics card?

Ron

I know this is an older post but maybe someone can advise me as to whether this uses a laptop 2.5" Sata HD or a 3.5" Sata HD. Not able to find any info anywhere on this. Need info before I open the back up.

Ralph Grabowski

The model I have uses a 3.5" drive, so there was lots of room to place the 2.5" SSD.

Remember that SSDs don't need to be securely bolted down, like hard disk drives, because they have no moving parts needing protection!

Ron

Thanks for your response Ralph. Really helps.

Chong

can used m.2 SSD?

Ralph Grabowski

No, M.2 SSDs cannot be used in this model of computer. It uses the SATA interface.

Joe Johnson

Hey Ralph I know it has been a while since this was posted, but I recently started trying to upgrade my aspire zs600 and I wanted to know what can be installed in that pci slot, and whether or not it is an express slot. If my question is confusing at all I am extremely new at this.

Ralph Grabowski

I suppose you can install anything you want in the spare PCI slot -- solid state drive, graphics board... It just needs to meet the specs of the slot, and the physical constraints inside the case.

Samantha Perry

Hello Ralph, sorry to bother you but i have been having trouble with my aspire zs600 i have taken it apart and im not sure but it may be a power port issue, or ultimatley the mother board. Unfortunatley i cannot find ANY pictures of the power port to comPARE and see if mine is in need of replacement. Could you snap a shot of the power port on this model and post or share it with me?

James Bentley

Hi,
Thank you! Your blog has helped! Now have 8GB of RAM. Would you happen to know if a video card can be added to this computer?

Ralph Grabowski

There is an empty PCI slot, and so a board could be plugged in there

James Bentley

Thank you Ralph,
Sorry, I meant to ask can you add a graphics card? or is it the problem the same as your previous answer.

Ralph Grabowski

For a graphics board, there is the problem of the cable connection to the monitor part of the all-in-one computer, as well as there being enough room to fit a a graphics board, which can be quite large.

For my use of this computer (casual CAD, video editing) the built-in graphics are sufficient, I find.

Calvin

You do nit need to connect anything to the graphics card. It 's output is looped back through the PCIe-slot. Just took one apart yesterday that had the graphics card inside.

Ralph Grabowski

Thank you for figuring that one out!

Noel

Hi, Calvin and everyone.

Really, no cable needed for the graphics card?

My ZS600 originally had no graphics card. Just integrated GPU. One day, it just refused to boot up. The blue LED indicator in the power button lights up when pressed but all I get is blank screen. No BIOS/UEFI. No boot beep either.

So, I bought a buy new RAM (mainly for speed, not for fix), replaced spinning disk with SSD, drain the power (longest was like 2 days completely unplugged, even without the CMOS battery), BIOS jumper reset and unplugged everything from motherboard.

I finally tried the PCIE route. Bought a low profile ASUS Radeon R5 230 (the only card I could buy in town). I had to remove the bracket for it to fit. Same problem.

Looped an HDMI cable from the graphics card to the HDMI In of the board. Then I heard the boot up beep again after a long time. Did some power draining and jumper resets again and toggling between PC Mode and HDMI In, finally got to BIOS and now I'm typing this from my revived ZS600.

Summary: The PCIe stand-alone (no HDMI cable) did not work for me.

1. You think my integrated GPU's busted?
2. Is there a motherboard jumper that forces it to use the the PCIe? Searched every page of BIOS interface - nothing!

Thanks in advance!

Ralph Grabowski

You have done a good job fixing your system, and I agree that it is bizarre that graphics internal to the CPU would stop working.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Advertisements


Search This Blog


  •  

Translate

Thank you for visiting!