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Veriton 3200
User’s guide
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Document
History
EDITION
PART NUMBER
DATE
First Edition
49.38H01.081
February 2001
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Copyright
Notice
Copyright © 2001 by Acer America Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of
this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval
system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by
any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical,manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer America Corporation.
Printed in China.
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Trademarks
Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated.
Windows Me and Windows 2000 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
PC-cillin is a trademark of Trend Micro, Incoporated.
Intel, Celeron, Pentium, and LANDesk are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
Other brand and product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their
respective holders.
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Disclaimer
Acer and its suppliers make no representations or warranties, either expressed
or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaim any
warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Further, Acer
reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to
time in the contents hereof without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes. Acer reserves the right to make changes to the products described in this manual at any time and without notice.
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Warranty/Limitation of Liability
Any software described in this manual is licensed “as is” and Acer and its suppliers disclaim any
and all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to any warranty of non-infringement of third party rights, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Acer does not warrant that the operation of the software will be uninterrupted or error free. Should the programs
prove defective, the buyer (and not Acer, its distributor, or its dealer) assumes the entire cost of
all necessary service, repair, and any incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect in the software. Please see the Acer Limited Product Warranty for details of Acer’s limited
warranty on hardware products. IN NO EVENT SHALL ACER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS OR DATA, EVEN IF
ACER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Software License
Acer grants you a personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to use the software that accompanies your computer system only on a single computer. You may not (a) make copies of the
software except for making one (1) backup copy of the software which will also be subject to this
license, (b) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, translate or create derivative works based
upon the software, (c) export or re-export the software to any person or destination which is not
authorized to receive them under the export control laws and regulations of the United States, (d)
remove or alter in any way the copyright notices, or other proprietary legends that were on the
software as delivered to you or (e) sublicense or otherwise make the software available to third
parties. The software is the property of Acer or Acer’s supplier and you do not have and shall not
gain any proprietary interest in the software (including any modifications or copies made by or
for you) or any related intellectual property rights. Additional restrictions may apply to certain
software titles. Please refer to any software licenses that accompany such software for details.
Join Us to Fight Against Piracy
The Acer Group has been implementing a policy to respect and protect legitimate intellectual
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Acer has become a member of the Technology Committee of the Pacific Basin Economic Council
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Acer commits itself and urges all of its customers to join the fight against intellectual property piracy wherever it may occur. Acer will pursue the enforcement of intellectual property rights and
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Notices
FCC notice
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This device generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this device does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
device off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
•
Increase the separation between the device and receiver
•
Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician
for help
Notice: Shielded cables
All connections to other computing devices must be made using
shielded cables to maintain compliance with FCC regulations.
Notice: Peripheral devices
Only peripherals (input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.)
certified to comply with the Class B limits may be attached to this
equipment. Operation with noncertified peripherals is likely to result
in interference to radio and TV reception.
Caution! Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the manufacturer could void the user’s authority, which is granted
by the Federal Communications Commission, to operate this
computer.
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Use conditions
This part complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Notice: Canadian users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Remarque à l’intention des utilisateurs canadiens
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respected toutes les exigences du
Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Important safety instructions
Read these instructions carefully. Save these instructions for future
reference.
1.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
2.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not
use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for
cleaning.
3.
Do not use this product near water.
4.
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The
product may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
5.
Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are
provided for ventilation; to ensure reliable operation of the
product and to protect it from overheating, these openings must
not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked
by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or
heat register, or in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation
is provided.
6.
This product should be operated from the type of power indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power
available, consult your dealer or local power company.
7.
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate
this product where persons will walk on the cord.
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8.
If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the
total ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension
cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also,
make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the
wall outlet does not exceed the fuse rating.
9.
Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet
slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid
of any kind on the product.
10. Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or
other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
11. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a.
When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed
b.
If liquid has been spilled into the product
c.
If the product has been exposed to rain or water
d.
If the product does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions since improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the product to normal condition.
e.
If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been
damaged
f.
If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance,
indicating a need for service.
12. Replace the battery with the same type as the product's battery we
recommend. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or
explosion. Refer battery replacement to a qualified serviceman.
13. Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not
disassemble or dispose of them in fire. Keep them away from
children and dispose of used batteries promptly.
14. Use only the proper type of power supply cord set (provided in
your accessories box) for this unit. It should be a detachable type:
UL listed/CSA certified, type SPT-2, rated 7A 125V minimum, VDE
approved or its equivalent. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6
meters).
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Laser compliance statement
The CD-ROM drive in this computer is a laser product. The CD-ROM
drive’s classification label (shown below) is located on the drive.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
CAUTION: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID
EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
APPAREIL A LASER DE CLASSE 1 PRODUIT
LASERATTENTION: RADIATION DU FAISCEAU LASER INVISIBLE EN CAS
D’OUVERTURE. EVITTER TOUTE EXPOSITION AUX RAYONS.
LASER KLASSE 1
VORSICHT: UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG
GEÖFFNET, NICHT DEM STRAHLL AUSSETZEN
PRODUCTO LÁSER DE LA CLASE I
ADVERTENCIA: RADIACIÓN LÁSER INVISIBLE AL SER ABIERTO. EVITE
EXPONERSE A LOS RAYOS.
ADVARSEL: LASERSTRÅLING VEDÅBNING SE IKKE IND I STRÅLEN
VARO! LAVATTAESSA OLET ALTTINA LASERSÅTEILYLLE.
VARNING: LASERSTRÅLNING NÅR DENNA DEL ÅR ÖPPNAD ÅLÅ
TUIJOTA SÅTEESEENSTIRRA EJ IN I STRÅLEN
VARNING: LASERSTRÅLNING NAR DENNA DEL ÅR ÖPPNADSTIRRA EJ
IN I STRÅLEN
ADVARSEL: LASERSTRÅLING NAR DEKSEL ÅPNESSTIRR IKKE INN I
STRÅLEN
Lithium battery statement
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 manufacturer’s instructions.
ADVARSEL!
Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning
må kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Léver det brugte
batteri tilbage til leverandøren.
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ADVARSEL
Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme
batteritype eller en tilsvarende type anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten.
Brukte batterier kasseres i henhold til fabrikantens instruksjoner.
VARNING
Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Anvãnd samma batterityp
eller en ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren.
Kassera anvãnt batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion.
VAROITUS
Päristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu. Vaihda paristo
ainoastaan laitevalmistajan suosittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty
paristo valmistajan ohjeiden mukaisesti.
VORSICHT!
Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie Ersatz
nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller empfohlenem
ähnlichen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach Angaben des
Herstellers.
Notices
iv
1 First things first
1
Package contents
Taking care of your computer
Important tips
Cleaning and servicing
Asking for technical assistance
Accessing the online manual
3
4
4
4
5
6
2 System tour
7
Features
Performance
Multimedia
Connectivity
Front panel
Rear panel
Keyboard
Programmable keys
Internet/Suspend keys
Multimedia keys
Volume control/Mute
Cursor keys
Lock keys
Windows keys
Mouse
Disk drives
3.5-inch floppy disk drive
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
Hard disk drive
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13
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19
20
20
21
23
3 Setting up your computer
25
Arranging a comfortable work area
Adjusting your chair
Positioning your Veriton PC
Positioning your monitor
Positioning your keyboard
Positioning your mouse
Connecting peripherals
USB devices
Monitor
27
27
27
29
29
30
31
31
33
Contents
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Power cable
Turning on your computer
Turning off your computer
Connecting options
Printer
Network
Modem (optional)
Multimedia devices
34
35
36
37
37
38
39
40
4 Upgrading your computer
45
Installation precautions
ESD precautions
Preinstallation instructions
Post-installation instructions
Opening your computer
To remove the top cover
To reinstall the cover
Internal components
Replacing the hard disk
Installing an expansion card
System boards
Mainboard layout
Audio board
Installing additional memory
To remove a DIMM
To install a DIMM
To reconfigure your computer
Upgrading the CPU
To remove the CPU
To install the upgrade CPU
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68
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5 Software
PC-cillin
LDCM
NTI CD-Maker 2000
PowerDVD
BIOS utility
Reinstalling programs
6 Q&A
71
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This chapter describes the contents of your
computer package and also provides
important tips on how to take care of your
computer.
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Package contents
Before you unpack your computer, make sure that you have enough
space to set up your computer.
Carefully unpack the carton and remove the contents. If any of the
following items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer
immediately:
•
Veriton 3200
•
Items contained in the accessory box
•
Foot stands
•
USB mouse
•
Power cable
•
USB speakers (available in select countries)
•
USB keyboard
•
User’s guide and installation poster
•
Other user documentation and third-party software
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1 First things first
Taking care of your computer
Please read the important instructions listed in this section. Following
these instructions will help you maximize the durability of your
computer.
Important tips
•
Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it
near sources of heat, such as a radiator.
•
Do not subject the computer to magnetic fields.
•
Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture.
•
Do not spill water on the computer.
•
Do not subject the computer to heavy shock or vibration.
•
Do not expose the computer to dust and dirt.
•
Never place the system on uneven surfaces.
•
Do not step on the power cord or place heavy objects on top of it.
Carefully route the power cord and any cables away from personal
traffic.
•
When unplugging the power cord, do not pull on the cord itself
but pull on the plug.
•
The total ampere rating of the equipment plugged in should not
exceed the ampere rating of the cord if you are using an extension
cord. Also, the total current rating of all equipment plugged into
a single wall outlet should not exceed the fuse rating.
•
Check the documentation that came with your software programs
to see if you can select other combinations of resolution and color.
These adjustments could make viewing the screen more
comfortable.
Cleaning and servicing
To clean your computer and keyboard
1.
Turn off the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.
Use a soft cloth moistened with water and gently wipe the exterior
of the computer and the keyboard. Do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners.
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To clean your mouse
1.
Open the circular cover underneath the mouse.
2.
Take out the rubber ball and wipe it with a soft, damp cloth.
3.
Put the ball back and close the cover.
To clean your monitor
Make sure that you keep your screen clean. For cleaning instructions,
refer to the documentation that came with your monitor.
When to contact a service technician
•
If you dropped and damaged the computer.
•
If liquid has been spilled into the computer.
•
If the computer is not operating normally.
Asking for technical assistance
For technical assistance, contact your local dealer or distributor. You
may also access the Acer Web site at http://www.acer.com/ for
information on how and where to contact the service centers available
in your area.
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1 First things first
Accessing the online manual
You may also refer to the Veriton 3200 online manual for information
about your computer. To access the online manual, simply double-click
on the Veriton 3200 Online icon on your Windows desktop.
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2 System tour
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This chapter discusses the features and
components of your computer.
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Features
Here are just a few of your computer’s many features:
Performance
•
Intel Pentium® III and Celeron processor with integrated L2 cache
memory in Flip Chip (FC)-PGA 370 socket form factor
•
Expandable system memory to a maximum of 512 MB
Note: Due to a chipset limitation you can only use two DIMM
sockets (DIMM1 and DIMM2) when you install a 133 MHZ front
side bus CPU. If the system has a 100 MHz front side bus CPU then
you can use all of the DIMM sockets.
•
Power management function
•
Reserved keylock and intrusion alarm function
•
3.5-inch floppy disk drive
•
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
•
High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
Multimedia
•
128-bit graphics accelerator onboard with an additional AGP card
slot
Note: The onboard VGA function will automatically be disabled
when you install an AGP VGA card in the AGP slot.
•
3-D quality audio system via onboard audio controller
•
Supports CRT (cathode-ray tube) monitors
•
Audio-in/Line-in, Audio-out/Line-out, Headphone-out, Mic-in, and
Game/MIDI interfaces
Note: The system has two microphone-in ports (front and rear).
However, you can not use both of them at the same time. The
default setting for your system enables the microphone-in port in
front and disables the one at the back.
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Connectivity
•
PS/2 mouse and keyboard interface
•
One parallel interface and two serial interfaces (internal and
external)
•
Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports (available on front and rear panels)
•
High-speed fax/data PCI modem (optional)
•
10Base-T/100Base-TX network support with remote wake-up
function
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Front panel
Your computer’s front panel consists of the following:
Label
Icon
Component
a
Floppy disk drive light-emitting diode (LED)
b
3.5-inch floppy disk drive
c
Floppy disk drive eject button
d
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW Headphone/Earphone
port
e
Volume adjustment
f
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW LED
g
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW tray
h
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW emergency eject slot
i
Stop/Eject button
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Label
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Icon
Component
j
Power switch
k
Power LED
l
System activity LED
m
Hard disk drive activity LED
n
Headphone-out port
o
Microphone-in porta
p
USB ports
a. The system has two microphone-in ports (front and rear). However, you can not use
both of them at the same time. The default setting for your system enables the microphone-in port in front and disables the one at the back.
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Rear panel
Your computer’s rear panel consists of the following:
Label
Icon
Color
Component
a
Power supply
b
Voltage Selector switch
c
Keyhole
d
Green
PS/2 mouse port
e
Gray
Network port
f
Burgundy
Parallel/Printer port
g
Gold
Game/MIDI port
h
VGA porta
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Label
i
2 System tour
Icon
Color
Component
Black
Handset/telephone line ports
(optional)
j
Expansion slots
k
Microphone-in portb
l
Light blue
Audio-in/Line-in jack
m
Lime
Audio-out/Line-out jack
n
Blue
CRT monitor port
o
Teal or
Turquoise
Serial port
p
Black
USB ports
q
Purple
PS/2 keyboard port
r
Power cord socket
a. The CRT monitor port is automatically disabled when an add-on VGA card is installed
into the system. Connect the monitor to the VGA port instead.
b. The system has two microphone-in ports (front and rear). However, you can not use
both of them at the same time. The default setting for your system enables the microphone-in port in front and disables the one at the back.
For information on how to connect the peripherals, see “Connecting
peripherals” on page 31 and “Connecting options” on page 37.
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Keyboard
The keyboard that came with your computer has full-sized keys that
include separate cursor keys, two Windows keys, and twelve function
keys.
Programmable keys
The programmable keys help you directly access a URL (Web site) or
launch any program, file, or application in your system. The fifth key is
set to launch the media player. If you want to configure the settings of
each key, right-click on the Magic Keyboard icon located on your
Windows desktop.
Internet/Suspend keys
The Internet/Suspend keys consist of three buttons:
Icon
Key
Description
Email
Launches the email application that
came bundled with your system.
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Icon
Key
Description
Web browser
Launches the browser application tha
came bundled with your system.
Suspend/
Resume
Press this button to put the system to
sleep. Press again to wake the system
up.
Multimedia keys
The multimedia keys allow you to play, pause, stop, step forward, or
step back a song or movie conveniently using your keyboard.
Icon
Key
Description
Play/Pause
Press to start playing an audio or
video file. Press again to pause.
Stop
Press to stop playing the audio or
video file.
Forward
Press to skip forward to the next file
and start playing.
Backward
Press to skip backward to the previous
file and start playing.
Volume control/Mute
The volume control/mute knob controls the speaker volume.
Turn it clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the volume.
Press it to toggle between mute and sound.
Cursor keys
The cursor keys, also called the arrow keys, let you move the cursor
around the screen. They serve the same function as the arrow keys on
the numeric keypad when the Num Lock is toggled off.
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Lock keys
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off to
switch between two functions.
Lock Key
Description
Caps Lock
When activated, all alphabetic characters
typed appear in uppercase (same function as
pressing Shift + <letter>).
Num Lock
When activated, the keypad is set to numeric
mode; i.e., the keys function as a calculator
(complete with arithmetic operators such as
+, -, *, and /).
Scroll Lock
When activated, the screen moves one line up
or down when you press the up arrow or
down arrow respectively. Take note that
Scroll Lock may not work with some
applications.
Windows keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Key
Description
Windows logo key
Start button. Combinations with this key
perform special functions, such as:
•
Windows + Tab: Activate the next
Taskbar button
•
Windows + E: Explore My Computer
•
Windows + F: Find Document
•
Windows + M: Minimize All
•
Shift + Windows + M: Undo Minimize
All
•
Windows + R: Display Run dialog box
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Key
Description
Application key
Opens the applications context menu (same
function as clicking the right button of the
mouse).
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Mouse
Your mouse has one ratchet wheel and two buttons: a left button and
a right button. Quickly pressing and releasing the buttons is called
clicking. Sometimes, you will need to do a double-click (clicking the
same button twice quickly) or a right-click (clicking the right button
quickly).
The ratchet wheel in between the two buttons is added to provide
easier scrolling capability. By simply moving the wheel with your index
finger, you can quickly move through multiple pages, lines, or
windows. The wheel may also function as a third button allowing you
to quickly click or double-click an icon or a selected item.
Note: If you are left-handed, refer to your Windows manual for
instructions on how to set up your mouse for left-handed use.
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Disk drives
Your computer comes with the following disk drives:
3.5-inch floppy disk drive
Your computer’s 3.5-inch floppy disk drive can handle 720-KB and 1.44MB capacity diskettes.
The floppy diskettes are compact, lightweight, and easy to carry
around. Here are some tips on how to take care of your diskettes:
•
Always make backup copies of the diskettes that contain
important data or program files.
•
Keep diskettes away from magnetic fields and sources of heat.
•
Avoid removing a diskette from a drive when the floppy drive
activity light is on.
•
Write-protect your diskettes to prevent accidental erasure. To do
this, slide the write-protect tab to the write-protect position.
Write-protected
•
Not
write-protected
When you put a label on a 3.5-inch diskette, make sure that the
label is properly attached (flat on the surface) and within the
labeling area (area with a slight surface depression) on the
diskette. An improperly attached label may cause a diskette to get
stuck in a drive when you are inserting or removing it.
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CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
Your computer may come with a CD-ROM, CD-RW or a DVD-ROM
drive. This drive is located on the front panel of your computer. The
CD-ROM drive allows you to play different types of compact discs (CDs).
The DVD-ROM drive allows you to play not only old CD-ROMs, CD-I
discs, and video CDs, but new digital video discs (DVDs) as well.
Meanwhile the CD-RW drive allows you to record the CD-RW
(recordable and rewritable) discs.
CDs and DVDs, like diskettes, are also compact, lightweight, and easy
to carry around. However, they are more delicate than diskettes and
must be handled with extra care.
To insert a CD/DVD into your computer’s CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW
drive:
1.
Gently push the eject button located on the front panel.
Caution! Avoid using low quality CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs,
because they could be damaged by your computer’s CD-ROM/
DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive.
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2.
When the disc tray slides open, insert the CD/DVD. Make sure that
the label or title side of the disc is facing upward. When holding a
disc, hold it by the edges to avoid leaving smudges or fingerprints.
3.
Push the eject button again to close the tray.
To take care of your CDs and DVDs:
•
Keep your discs in a disk case when not in use to avoid scratches or
other damage. Any kind of dirt or damage can affect the data on
the disc, impair the disc lens reader on the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CDRW drive, or stop the computer from successfully reading the disc.
•
When handling discs, always hold them by the edges to avoid
smudges or fingerprints.
•
When cleaning discs, use a clean, dust-free cloth and wipe in a
straight line from the center to the edge. Do not wipe in a circular
motion.
•
Clean your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive periodically. You may
refer to the Cleaning Kit for instructions. Cleaning Kits can be
purchased in any computer or electronics shop.
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Hard disk drive
Your computer is preinstalled with a high-capacity Enhanced-IDE (EIDE) hard disk drive. If you want to replace your hard disk or upgrade
it, contact your dealer or a qualified service technician for support.
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3 Setting up your
computer
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This chapter contains step-by-step
instructions on how to set up your computer
and connect additional peripherals.
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Arranging a comfortable work area
Working safely begins with the arrangement of your work space and
the proper use of equipment. For this reason, it is very important to
take time and think about how you are going to arrange your work
area.
Here are some points to consider:
Adjusting your chair
Having the right kind of chair does not necessarily mean that you’ll be
properly supported. It is necessary to adjust your chair to fit your body.
Proper body posture will make you more comfortable and productive.
•
Avoid tilting your chair. If you have a chair that tilts, lock those tilt
knobs so that your chair will not tilt forward or backward while
you are using your computer.
•
Adjust your chair height in such a way that you can sit on it with
your thighs parallel to the floor and your feet resting flat on the
floor.
•
Rest your body on the chair back. Your torso works harder to
maintain balance if you do not rest your body on the chair back.
Positioning your Veriton PC
You may position your computer in two ways:
•
Tower-like/vertical position
•
Regular desktop position
To position your PC in the tower-like or vertical
position:
1.
Check the foot stands that came with your computer.
2.
a. Press the notch on both sides of the foot stands.
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b. Attach the foot stands to the slots on the housing frame as
shown in the figure below:
To place your PC in the regular desktop position:
1.
Check the foot stands that came with your computer.
2.
Attach the foot stands as shown in the figure that follows.
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3.
Place your computer in the desired location.
Take note of the following tips when selecting a location for your
computer:
•
Do not put your computer near any equipment that might cause
electromagnetic or radio frequency interference such as radio
transmitters, televisions, copy machines, or heating and airconditioning equipment.
•
Avoid dusty areas and extremes of temperature and humidity.
•
You may place your computer beside your desk or under your
table, as long as it does not block the space that you need for
working and moving.
Positioning your monitor
Place your monitor at a comfortable viewing distance, usually 50 to 60
centimeters away. Adjust the display in such a way that the top of the
screen is at or slightly below eye level.
Positioning your keyboard
The location of the keyboard is a very important factor to your
posture. Placing it too far away will make your body lean forward
forcing you to sit in an unnatural position. Placing it too high will add
tension to your shoulder muscles.
•
The keyboard should be placed just above your lap. Adjust the
keyboard height by flipping the folding stands located under the
keyboard.
•
Keep your lower arms parallel to the floor as you type. Your upper
arms and shoulders should be relaxed. Then try typing with a light
touch. If you feel any shoulder or neck strain, stop for a while and
check your posture.
•
Position your keyboard in front of your monitor. Putting your
keyboard beside your monitor will make you turn your head while
you type which could add tension to your neck muscles that may
later result in neck strain.
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Positioning your mouse
•
The mouse should be placed on the same surface as your keyboard
so that you can reach it with ease.
•
Adjust its position to allow enough space for movement without
making you stretch or lean over.
•
Use your arm to move the mouse. Do not rest your wrist on the
table when moving the mouse.
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Connecting peripherals
Setting up your computer is easy. For the most part, you only have
four things to connect: the USB mouse, the USB keyboard, the
monitor, and the power cable.
USB devices
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a newer serial bus design that is capable of
cascading low-/medium-speed peripherals (less than 12 Mbps) such as a
keyboard, mouse, speakers, joystick, scanner, printer and modem.
With USB, complex cable connections can be eliminated.
Your computer comes with four USB ports: two each on both the front
and rear panels. These ports allow you to connect additional serial
devices to your computer without using up its system resources.
Your computer comes with a USB keyboard and a USB mouse.
To connect a USB device, simply plug the device cable into any of the
USB ports
(black ports).
Note: Front and back USB ports are functional after the OS is
loaded. Only the back USB port are functional during the initial
boot screens.
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Note: Most USB devices have a built-in USB port which allows you
to daisy-chain other devices.
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Monitor
To connect a monitor, simply plug the monitor cable into the monitor
port
(blue port) located on the rear panel of your computer.
Note: The CRT monitor port is automatically disabled when an
add-on VGA card is installed into the system. Connect the monitor
to the VGA port instead.
Note: Refer to the monitor manual for additonal instructions and
information.
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Power cable
Caution! Before you proceed, check the voltage range in your
area. Make sure that it matches your computer’s voltage setting
(see the voltage selector switch located on the rear panel of your
computer). If they don’t match, change your computer’s voltage
setting according to your area’s voltage range.
Plug the power cable into the power cable socket located on the rear
panel of your computer. Then plug the other end of the power cable
into a power outlet.
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Turning on your computer
After connecting the necessary peripherals and plugging in the power
cable, you are now ready to turn the computer on and get to work.
To turn on your computer:
1.
Turn on all peripherals connected to your computer such as the
monitor, printer, fax, speakers, etc.
2.
On the front panel of your computer, press the power button.
Important: Make sure that the power cable is properly plugged
into an electrical outlet. If you are using a power strip or an AVR
(Auto-Voltage Regulator), make sure that it is plugged in and
turned on.
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Turning off your computer
To turn off your computer, do either of the following:
•
From your Windows desktop, click on Start, Shut Down... and
select Shut down; then click on OK.
•
Turn off all peripherals connected to your computer, and then,
press the power switch for at least four seconds. Quickly pressing
the button may put the computer in Suspend mode only.
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Connecting options
Printer
To connect a printer, plug the printer cable into the parallel port
(burgundy port) located on the rear panel of your computer.
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Network
You can connect your computer to a Local Area Network (LAN) using a
network cable. To do so, simply plug the network cable into the
network port
(gray port) on the rear panel of your computer.
Note: Consult your operating system manual for information on
how to configure your network setup.
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Modem (optional)
Set up your modem connection by plugging the telephone line
and handset
your computer.
into their corresponding ports on the rear panel of
Refer to the figure below for the connections.
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Multimedia devices
You can connect multimedia devices such as a microphone,
headphones or earphones, speakers, an external CD player and a
joystick (for games). These devices will allow you to take advantage of
your computer’s multimedia features.
Plug the devices in as follows:
•
microphone: connects to the Mic-in port
(pink port) located
on the front and rear panel of your computer
Note: The system has two microphone-in ports (front and rear).
However, you can not use both of them at the same time. The
default setting for your system enables the microphone-in port in
front and disables the one at the back.
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•
earphones, headphones: connect to the Headphone-out port
(lime port) located on the front panel of your computer
Note: To adjust the volume of the headphones, click on the
Volume icon located on the taskbar at the bottom of your screen.
When the volume control pops up, drag the volume control lever
to the desired level.
•
speakers: connect to the Audio-out/Line-out jack
located on the rear panel of your computer
(lime jack)
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Note: You may also connect the USB speakers to the PS/2 port via
use of a USB-to-PS/2 connector. The USB-to-PS/2 connector can
only be used with the bundled speakers. It will not work with
other USB devices such as a USB mouse, USB keyboard, etc.
•
external CD player: connects to the Audio-in/Line-in jack
blue jack) located on the rear panel of your computer
(light
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•
joystick: connects to the Game/MIDI port
the rear panel of your computer
(gold port) located on
Note: For information on how to configure multimedia devices,
consult the documentation that came with each device.
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4 Upgrading your
computer
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This chapter contains instructions on how to
upgrade your computer and basic
information about your system boards that
you will find helpful when performing the
upgrade process.
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Installation precautions
Before you install any computer component, we recommend that you
read the following sections. These sections contain important ESD
precautions along with preinstallation and post-installation
instructions.
ESD precautions
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drives,
expansion boards, and other components. Always observe the
following precautions before you install a computer component:
1.
Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until
you are ready to install it.
2.
Wear a wrist grounding strap and attach it to a metal part of the
computer before handling components. If a wrist strap is not
available, maintain contact with the computer throughout any
procedure requiring ESD protection.
Preinstallation instructions
Always observe the following before you install any component:
1.
Turn off your computer and all the peripherals connected to it
before opening it. Then unplug all cables from the power outlets.
2.
Open your computer according to the instructions on page 49.
3.
Follow the ESD precautions described above before handling a
computer component.
4.
Remove any expansion boards or peripherals that block access to
the DIMM sockets or component connector.
5.
See the following sections for specific instructions on the
component you wish to install.
Warning! Not turning off the computer properly before
you start installing the components may cause serious
damage.
Do not attempt the procedures described in the following
sections unless you are a qualified service technician.
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Post-installation instructions
Observe the following after installing a computer component:
1.
See to it that the components are installed according to the stepby-step instructions in their respective sections.
2.
Replace any expansion boards or peripherals that you removed
earlier.
3.
Replace the computer cover.
4.
Connect the necessary cables and turn on your computer.
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Opening your computer
Caution: Before you proceed, make sure that you have turned
off your computer and all peripherals connected to it. Read the
“Preinstallation instructions” on page 47.
You need to open your computer before you can install additional
components. See the following section for instructions.
To remove the top cover
1.
Turn off your computer and unplug all cables.
2.
Place your computer on a flat, steady surface. If your computer is
in the vertical position, remove the foot stands and place your
computer in the regular desktop position.
3.
Remove the two screws from the rear panel using a screwdriver.
Set the screws aside. Hold the sides of the cover with both hands.
Slide it back about an inch and then gently lift it upward to detach
it.
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To reinstall the cover
1.
Align the cover’s hinges to the housing frame and then gently
push it in to slide it back into place.
2.
Secure the cover with two screws.
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Internal components
The figure below shows what your computer looks like once you
remove the cover:
Number
Component
1
3.5-inch floppy disk drive
2
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
3
Drive frame
4
Power supply
5
Mainboard
6
VGA card (optional)
7
Modem card (optional)
8
Expansion slot
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Replacing the hard disk
Follow these steps to replace your computer’s hard disk drive:
1.
Remove the cover (see page 49).
2.
Detach all cables connected to the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW and
3.5-inch floppy disk drives.
3.
Press the tabs on both sides of the drive frame to release it from
the housing. Rotate the drive frame to a 90-degree angle.
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4.
Pull the drive frame away from the housing.
5.
Detach the power and disk drive cables from the hard disk drive.
Remove the screw that holds the hard disk drive to the housing.
Set the screw aside.
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6.
Hold the hard disk drive frame, slide it to the right and then gently
move it inward to detach it (see figure below).
7.
Remove the four screws that hold the hard disk drive to the drive
frame and detach the hard disk drive. Set the screws aside.
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8.
Insert the new hard disk drive into the frame and secure it with the
four screws.
9.
Reinstall the drive frame into the housing (see figures below).
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10. Reinstall the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW and 3.5-inch floppy disk
drive frame into the housing (see figures below). Make sure that
the tabs on both sides snap into place.
11. Reattach the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW and the 3.5-inch floppy
disk drive cables.
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Note: Make sure that the other ends of the disk cables are
securely connected to their corresponding connectors on the
mainboard.
12. Reinstall the cover (see page 50).
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Installing an expansion card
Note: Observe the “Installation precautions” on page 47 when
installing or removing a computer component.
To install an expansion card:
Caution! The system accepts low profile PCI cards only.
1.
Remove the cover (see page 49).
2.
Locate an empty PCI slot on the mainboard.
3.
Remove the screw that holds the bracket to the computer. Save
the screw.
4.
Pull out the bracket on the housing opposite the selected empty
slot.
5.
Remove the expansion card from its protective packaging.
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6.
Align the card with the empty bracket and then insert it into the
slot. Make sure that the card is properly seated.
7.
Secure the card to your computer with a screw.
8.
Reinstall the cover (see page 50).
When you turn on the computer, BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
automatically detects and assigns resources to the newly-installed
devices.
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System boards
Mainboard layout
The mainboard becomes accessible once you open your computer. It
should look like the figure shown below:
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Label
Component
ACT
Turbo/LAN active LED connector
AOL
Alert on LAN connector
AUDIO2
Audio connector for USB-audio board
BT1
Battery
BZ1
Buzzer
CD-IN
CD-ROM audio connector
CN2
PS/2 mouse (upper) and keyboard (lower) ports
CN3
Network (upper) and USB (lower) ports
CN8
MIDI/game (upper), line-out (left), line-in (middle), and
mic-in (right) ports
CN10
AGP slot
CN19
Parallel (upper), VGA (lower right) and serial port 1
(lower left) ports
COM2
Serial port 2 (COM2) connector (optional)
DIMM1 to 3
DIMM sockets 1 to 3
FAX-VOICE
More voice input for modem card
FDC
Floppy disk drive connector
FN2
3-pin CPU fan connector
IDELED
IDE LED connector
IDE1
IDE 1 HDD connector
IDE2
IDE 2 HDD connector
INTRUDER
Intrusion alarm connector
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Label
Component
JP3
LAN EEPROM
Enabled:
1-2*
Disabled: 2-3
JPXA
Boot block
Enabled: 1-2
Disabled: 2-3*
JPXB
Check password
Enabled: 1-2
Disabled: 2-3*
JPX1
CMOS clear
Clear CMOS:
Normal:
JPX2
CPU speed
Safe mode:
Normal:
JPX3
1-2
2-3*
1-2
2-3*
Support CPU
Coppermine/Celeron: 1-2*
VIA (Cyrix)/Joshua:
2-3
JPX4
Onboard LAN
Enabled: 1-2*
Disabled: 2-3
PS-ON
ATX power switch
PWR
ATX power connector
PWRLED
Power LED connector
SL1 to 3
PCI slots 1 to 3
USB2
USB connector for USB-audio board
U4
FC-PGA CPU socket
U10
Intel 82815 Chipset
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Label
Component
U13
Super I/O chipset
U14
Firmware HUB (BIOS)
U17
Audio chipset
U19
Intel 82801BA Chipset
WOL
Wake on LAN connector
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Audio board
The audio board that came with your computer should look like the
figure that follows.
Label
Description
JP1
Audio connector - connects to the AUDIO2
connector of the mainboard
CN1
USB connector - connects to the USB2 connector
of the mainboard
CN2 and CN3
USB ports
JK1
Microphone-in porta
JK2
Audio-out port
a. The system has two microphone-in ports (front and rear). However, you can not use
both of them at the same time. The default setting for your system enables the microphone-in port in front and disables the one at the back.
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Installing additional memory
The three 168-pin sockets on board support Synchronous Dynamic
Random-Access Memory (SDRAM)-type DIMMs. You may install 32-MB,
64-MB, 128-MB, or 256-MB single and double density for a maximum
memory capacity of 512-MB.
Note: Due to a chipset limitation you can only use two DIMM
sockets (DIMM1 and DIMM2) when you install a 133 MHZ front
side bus CPU. If you install a 100 MHz front side bus CPU then you
can use all three DIMM sockets. However, the maximum memory
capacity still applies when using three DIMM sockets.
The SDRAM DIMMs should work under 3.3 volts; 5-volt memory devices
are not supported. Both PC-100 (100MHz) and PC-133 (133 MHz)
SDRAM can be installed on the mainboard; however, they cannot be
used at the same time in a computer. Contact your dealer for qualified
DIMM vendors.
Caution! Do not use both PC-100 and PC-133 SDRAM together.
Such a combination might cause your computer to malfunction.
Each of the DIMM sockets is independent from each other. This
independence allows you to install DIMMs with different capacities to
form different configurations.
To remove a DIMM
Note: Observe the “Installation precautions” on page 47 when
installing or removing a computer component. Also, make sure
that you have removed the computer cover (see page 49).
1.
Press the holding clips on both sides of the DIMM socket outward
to release the DIMM (see step 1 in the figure).
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Gently pull the DIMM out of the socket (see step 2 in the figure).
To install a DIMM
Note: Observe the “Installation precautions” on page 47 when
installing or removing a computer component. Also, make sure
that you have removed the computer cover (see page 49).
1.
Open the clips on the socket.
2.
Align the DIMM with the socket.
3.
Press the DIMM into the socket until the clips lock onto the DIMM.
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Note: The DIMM socket is slotted to ensure proper installation. If
you insert a DIMM but it does not fit easily into the socket, you
may have inserted it incorrectly. Turn the DIMM around and try to
insert it again.
To reconfigure your computer
Your computer automatically detects the amount of memory installed.
Run the BIOS utility to view the new value for total system memory
and make a note of it. For more information on BIOS, refer to the
Veriton 3200 online manual (see “Accessing the online manual” on
page 6).
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Upgrading the CPU
Note: Observe the “Installation precautions” on page 47 when
installing or removing a computer component. Also, make sure
that you have removed the computer cover (see page 49).
To remove the CPU
Before you can replace or upgrade your processor, you need to remove
the previously installed processor on the mainboard.
Follow these steps to remove the CPU:
1.
On the mainboard, locate the CPU mounted on the socket.
2.
Detach the fan/heatsink cable connector. Insert a flat screwdriver
into the fan/heatsink metal bracket, press down and pry the
screwdriver outward to detach the metal bracket from the socket.
3.
Remove the fan/heatsink from the CPU.
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4.
Lift up the socket lever and then pull the CPU out of the socket.
To install the upgrade CPU
Before you proceed, make sure that there is no CPU installed in the
CPU socket.
Follow these steps to install the upgrade CPU:
1.
Lift up the socket lever.
2.
Insert the CPU, making sure that pin 1 (indicated by a notched
corner) of the CPU connects to hole 1 of the socket (the bottom
right corner). Press down the socket lever to lock the CPU into the
socket.
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3.
Attach the heatsink and fan to the CPU. Make sure that the metal
brackets on both sides securely lock the heatsink and fan into
place.
4.
Plug the fan/heatsink cable into the fan connector on the
mainboard. See “Mainboard layout” on page 60 for the location
of the connectors on the mainboard.
Warning! The heatsink becomes very hot when the
computer is on. Never touch the heatsink with any metal
or with your hands.
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5 Software
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This chapter describes the applications that
came with your computer.
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Your computer comes with the following applications:
•
PC-cillin
•
LDCM
•
NTI CD-Maker 2000
•
Power DVD
•
BIOS utility
All of the applications that came with your computer are very easy to
use. However, if you need more help and information, you may refer
to the online help documentation provided in each software
application.
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PC-cillin
PC-cillin is an antivirus program designed to scan and clean computer
viruses from your computer’s hard drive and floppy drive. To ensure
the integrity of your computer data, you should scan your hard drive
on a regular basis. Fixes for newly-discovered viruses may not be
included in the software provided with your computer. You may
contact your software vendor or Trend Micro’s Web site
(www.trendmicro.com) for updates.
To run PC-cillin:
1.
Select the PC-cillin icon from your Windows desktop.
2.
Select the drives, directories, or files that you want to scan.
3.
Select the scan option to begin the virus check. If PC-cillin finds
any infected files, it will list several options for you to follow.
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LDCM
LANDesk Client Manager (LDCM) allows desktop management via the
Web, standard network, or dial-up connections. It is compatible with
the leading management specifications, such as Wired for
Management 2.0, Desktop Management Interface (DMI) v2.0, and
others.
The basic features of the LDCM are as follows:
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System Information - helps locate available computers in your
network and collects general computer information like operating
system, protocols, addresses, etc.
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Configuration Information - shows the configuration of every
device (i.e., BIOS, I/O ports, hard disks, network interface cards,
etc.) installed in every computer in a network.
•
Fault Management - checks the computers for hardware errors
and observes whether or not a certain device has exceeded its
threshold value. If so, the program notifies the system
administrator or take some action to protect it from further
damage.
LDCM may not be preloaded on your computer. In such a case, you will
need to install it. To do so, do the following:
1.
Make sure that your computer is turned on.
2.
Insert the Programs CD that came with your computer into the CDROM/DVD-ROM/CD-R/W drive.
Caution! Make sure that the CD is properly inserted into the CDROM/DVD-ROM/CD-R/W drive. Improper insertion may damage
both the CD and the disc drive. For instructions, please see “To
insert a CD/DVD into your computer’s CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW
drive:” on page 21.
3.
Follow all onscreen instructions until you finish the installation.
Note: LDCM currently supports Windows Me and Windows 2000.
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NTI CD-Maker 2000
The NTI CD-Maker 2000 is a CD-Recording software which allows you
to create and copy audio, data and videos to CD-R/W discs.
The basic features of the CD-Maker 2000 are as follows:
1.
Easy Step Interface - to create and write the CD, simply dragand-drop desired files from the Windows Explorer panel into the
layout area.
2.
CD Copy - to make exact duplicates of a CD, copy the source disc
to a hard disk, or copy directly from CD to CD on-the-fly.
3.
Audio CD - to record CD-DA, WAV & MP3 files to the CD, convert
MP3 files to WAV or CD-DA tracks during recording, and play
(preview) audio tracks using the installed media player.
4.
Data CD - supports multiple file system (i.e., Joliet, MS-DOS, ISO9660 and Romeo) naming conventions, CD-ROM and CD-ROM XA
formats, automatically senses any sessions recorded on a disc and
allows you to create a bootable CD.
5.
Mixed-Mode CD - to record in Mixed-Mode CD format: data
session, followed by audio session.
6.
CD Extra - to record in CD Extra format: audio session, followed
by data session.
Manual Installation Instruction
1.
Insert the Acer System Resource CD and wait for the Acer
Resource window to appear.
2.
From the Menu select Application.
3.
When the Software List Window appears, double-click on NTI CDMaker.
4.
Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the NTI CD-Maker
installation.
For more information about how to use the NTI CD-Maker 2000, you
may refer to the NTI CD-Maker 2000 Help menu.
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PowerDVD
PowerDVD is a high quality, pure software DVD player which brings
high-quality movies and karaoke into your multimedia PC. You may
play back high resolution DVD titles or MPEG-2 files with MPEG-2 video
and Dolby AC-3 audio. PowerDVD provides a complete set of
commands for navigation and advanced features such as multi-angle
switching, multi-language and multi-subtitle selection, and parental
control is provided. It also has the i-Power Internet Enabling feature,
which links to online DVD resources via the PowerDVD Desktop Portal
Page.
Main features of PowerDVD video include:
1.
High Quality Video Playback - plays DVD movie titles at full 24
or 30 frames per second.
2.
Dolby Digital Certified - audio decoding engine of PowerDVD is
certified by Dolby to meet high quality audio requirements.
3.
Dolby Headphone Technology - provides optimized sound in
various setting and five speaker surround sound playback, with
standard stereo headphones.
4.
AB Repeat Mode - plays a selection of the DVD title continuously
until cancellation.
5.
Digital Zoom Function - videos can be zoomed in by either 4x or
9x the normal screen ratio.
6.
Tool Bar Navigator - maximum video playback control of the
DVD titles.
7.
Multiple Playback Commands - provides playback control of
the DVD title with a multitude of options - Fast or Slow Forward
and Backward, Step Forward (by multiple frames), and Step
Backward.
8.
Dual Playback Modes for Widescreen Titles - views DVD titles
in Pan-Scan mode (full screen view on a 4:3 screen) or Letterbox
(black strips added above and below the picture to give a look
similar to what is viewed on a wide screen).
9.
i-Power Internet Connection - activates the PowerDVD Desktop
Portal Page. The Desktop Portal Page offers useful links to DVD
resources, such as up-to-date news on the DVD industry and
technology, DVD movie database and places to share discussions
and forums with other DVD enthusiasts.
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10. Dynamic Skin Technology - offers five skin design selections to
dynamically change the look of your interface.
11. Bookmark Function - allows you to save your favorite scenes so
that you can return to them directly, at a later time. Includes a
user-friendly viewer mode, making it simple to get the desired
scenes.
12. On Screen Display - for using the selected functions of the
PowerDVD to control its functions without bringing up the user
interface.
13. Dual Subtitles for Language Learning - displays two subtitles
simultaneously on the screen, which is great for language
learning.
14. Multifunctional Screen Capture - allows you to capture images
from a movie and save them to a file, your dekstop or the
clipboard.
15. Closed Caption Decoder - provides a feature enhancement for
those who are hearing impaired. It uses the ability to watch a DVD
title with closed captioning.
16. Low CPU consumption - allows you to run background tasks on
the computer while playing DVD titles.
For more information about the PowerDVD, you may refer to the
online help in the PowerDVD software.
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BIOS utility
The BIOS utility is a hardware configuration program built into your
computer's Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). Since most computers are
already properly configured and optimized, there is no need to run this
utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems and get the
"Run Setup" message, you will need to run this utility.
Note: Before you run BIOS, make sure that you have saved all
open files. The computer reboots immediately after you exit
Setup.
To run the BIOS utility, press the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Esc. For
information about BIOS and how to configure your computer, refer to
the Veriton 3200 online manual (see “Accessing the online manual” on
page 6).
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Reinstalling programs
If you uninstall one of the preinstalled programs and want to reinstall
it, do the following:
1.
Make sure that the computer is turned on and in the Windows OS.
2.
Insert the Resource CD into the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive.
3.
Select the application that you want to reinstall.
4.
Follow all onscreen instructions until you finish the installation.
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This chapter tells you what to do in case
your computer is not working properly.
However, if a more serious problem arises,
contact your dealer or the technical support
center for assistance.
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The following questions are possible situations that may arise during
the use of your computer and each is followed by easy answers and
solutions to the situation.
Q: I pressed on the power switch but the system did not boot up.
A: Check the LED located at the center of the power switch.
If the LED is not lit, no power is being applied to the system. Do any of
the following:
•
Check if you plugged the power cable properly into an electrical
outlet.
•
If you are using a power strip or AVR, make sure that it is plugged
in and turned on.
If the LED is lit, check the following:
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Is a nonbootable (nonsystem) diskette in the floppy drive? If yes,
remove or replace it with a system diskette and press Ctrl + Alt +
Del to restart your computer.
•
The operating system files may be damaged or missing. Insert the
startup disk you created during Windows setup into the floppy
disk drive and press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart your computer.
This will automatically diagnose your system and make necessary
fixes.
Q: Nothing appears on the screen.
A: Your computer’s power management function automatically blanks
the screen to save power. Press any key to turn the display back on.
If pressing a key does not work, you can restart your computer. If
restarting your computer does not work, contact your dealer or the
technical support center for support.
Q: The printer does not work.
A: Do the following:
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Make sure that the printer is connected to a power outlet and that
it is turned on.
•
Make sure that the printer cable is connected securely to the
system’s parallel port and the corresponding port on the printer.
See “Printer” on page 37 for information on how to connect the
printer to your computer.
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For additional information concerning the printer, refer to the
printer’s documentation.
Q: No sound comes out from the computer.
A: Check the following:
•
The volume may be muted. Under Windows, look for the Volume
icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on the icon and
deselect the Mute option.
•
If headphones, earphones, or external speakers are connected to
the line-out jack of your computer, the internal or built-in speakers
are automatically turned off.
Q: System cannot read diskette, hard disk, and/or CD/DVD
information.
A: Check the following:
•
Make sure that you are using the correct type of disc or diskette.
See “Disk drives” on page 20.
•
Check if the diskette is formatted correctly. If not, format it again.
Caution: If you reformat a diskette, you will lose all data on it.
•
Make sure that the diskette or CD is inserted into the drive
correctly.
•
Check if the CD/DVD is clean and not scratched.
•
Check your drive by using a good (i.e., undamaged) diskette or a
good disc. If your floppy disk drive, CD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM
drive or CD-RW drive can not read the information on the good
diskette, CD or DVD, there may be a problem with the drive.
Contact your dealer or technical support center for help.
Q: System cannot write diskette and/or hard disk information.
A: Check the following:
•
Make sure that the diskette or hard disk is not write-protected.
See “Disk drives” on page 20.
•
Make sure that you are using the correct type of disc or diskette.
See “Disk drives” on page 20.
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Check if the diskette is formatted correctly. If not, format it again.
Caution: If you reformat a diskette, you will lose all data on it.
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