Acer Veriton 5200 User's Manual

Veriton 5200
User’s guide
Copyright © 2001 Acer Incorporated
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Veriton 5200
User’s guide
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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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
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Increase the separation between the device and receiver
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Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help
Notice: Shield 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.
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 covere. 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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged
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If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a
need for service.
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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.
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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.
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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).
Year 2000 compliance statement
The Veriton 5200 computer carries the "Hardware NSTL Tested Year 2000
Compliant" logo, which certifies that this model has been tested by NSTL using
the YMark2000 test, and has been found to meet NSTL's standards for Year
2000 hardware compliance.
For more details, check the Acer Year 2000 Resource Center at http://
global.acer.com/service/pcy2000.html
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Laser compliance statement
The CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive in this computer is a laser product. The
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW 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.
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.
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1 First things first
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Package contents
Before you start...
Important tips
Cleaning and servicing
Asking for technical assistance
Accessing your online guide
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2 System tour
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Features
Performance
Multimedia
Connectivity
Front panel
Rear panel
The keyboard
The mouse
Disk drives
Hard disk
3.5-inch floppy drive
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
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3 Setting up your computer
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Arranging a comfortable work area
Adjusting your chair
Positioning your Veriton 5200
Positioning your monitor
Positioning your keyboard
Positioning your mouse
Connecting peripherals
Connecting your keyboard
Connecting your mouse
Connecting a CRT monitor
Connecting the power cable
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Contents
Notices
FCC notice
Important safety instructions
Year 2000 compliance statement
Laser compliance statement
Lithium battery statement
Turning on your computer
Turning off your computer
Connecting options
Connecting your printer
Connecting to the network
Connecting USB devices
Connecting multimedia devices
4 Upgrading your computer
Installation precautions
ESD precautions
Preinstallation instructions
Post-installation instructions
Opening your computer
To remove the computer cover
To replace the computer cover
Internal components
System boards
Mainboard layout
Audio board
Upgrading your computer
Installing additional memory
Replacing the hard disk
Installing an expansion card
5 System utilities
System utilities
Acrobat Reader
LANDesk Client Manager (LDCM)
Norton AntiVirus
NTI CD-Maker 2000
PowerDVD
VariSpeed
BIOS Setup utility
Reinstalling programs
6 Frequently asked questions
FAQs
Index
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1 First things first
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:
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Veriton 5200
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Items contained in the accessory box
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USB keyboard
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USB mouse
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User’s guide and installation poster
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Other user documentation and third-party software
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1 First things first
Before you start...
Please read the safety instructions listed in this section. Following
these instructions on the care and use of your new computer will help
you maximize its durability.
Important tips
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Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it
near sources of heat, such as a radiator.
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Do not subject the computer to magnetic fields.
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Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture.
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Do not spill water on the computer.
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Do not subject the computer to heavy shock or vibration.
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Do not expose the computer to dust and dirt.
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Never place the system on uneven surfaces.
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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 cable.
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.
When to contact a service technician
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If you dropped and damaged the computer
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If liquid has been spilled into the computer
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If the computer is not operating normally
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If a computer problem persists even after you have checked and
done the troubleshooting tips discussed in the “Frequently asked
questions” section on page 73
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If your problem is not listed in the “Frequently asked questions”
section on page 73
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If you want to replace or upgrade any of your computer's internal
components
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.
Accessing your online guide
For on-the-go help information about your computer, refer to the
Veriton 5200 online guide. To access the online guide, simply doubleclick on the Veriton 5200 online icon on your Windows desktop.
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1 First things first
2 System tour
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
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Intel Pentium® 4 processor with Intel NetBurst™ microarchitecture
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System memory expandable to a maximum of 3 GB
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Power management function
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3.5-inch floppy drive
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Optical drive (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or CD-RW drive)
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High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
Multimedia
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128-bit graphics accelerator installed in the AGP Pro card slot
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3-D quality audio system via onboard audio controller
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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.
Connectivity
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PS/2 mouse and keyboard interfaces
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Two serial and one parallel interfaces
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports (two on the front and two on the
rear panel)
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High-speed fax/data PCI modem (optional)
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10Base-T/100Base-TX network support with remote wake-up
function
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2 System tour
Front panel
Your computer’s front panel consists of the following:
Label
Icon
Description
1
USB ports
2
Microphone-in port (front)see note
3
Headphone/Earphone port
4
Hard disk activity indicator
5
System activity indicator
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Label
Icon
Description
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Power indicator
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Power button
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CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW Headphone/
Earphone port
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Volume control tuner
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CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive indicator
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CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
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CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive Skip/
Forward button
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CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive Stop/Eject
button
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3.5-inch floppy drive Eject button
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3.5-inch floppy drive
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3.5-inch floppy drive indicator
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5.25-inch drive bay
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. Refer to the Veriton 5200
online guide for instructions on how to enable the rear
microphone-in port.
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2 System tour
Rear panel
Your computer’s rear panel consists of the following:
Label
Icon
Color
Description
1
Power supply
2
Main power switch
3
Power cable socket
4
Voltage selector switch
5
Green
PS/2 mouse port
6
Purple
PS/2 keyboard port
7
Black
USB ports
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Label
Icon
Color
Description
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White
Network port
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Teal or
Turquoise
Serial port 1
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Teal or
Turquoise
Serial port 2
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Burgundy
Parallel/Printer port
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Gold
Game/MIDI port
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Lime
Audio-out/Line-out jack
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Light
blue
Audio-in/Line-in jack
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Microphone-in port (rear)
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Expansion slots
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CRT/LCD monitor port
For information on how to connect the peripherals, see “Connecting
peripherals” on page 27 and “Connecting options” on page 37.
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2 System tour
The keyboard
Your computer comes with a USB keyboard. The keyboard has fullsized keys that include separate cursor keys, two Windows keys, and
twelve function keys.
For information on how to connect your USB keyboard, please see
“Connecting peripherals” on page 27.
No.
Component
Function
1
Function keys
Access most of the computer’s controls like
screen brightness, volume output and the
BIOS Setup utility.
(F1 - F12)
2
Caps Lock
When activated, all alphabetic characters
typed appear in uppercase (same function
as pressing Shift + <letter>).
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No.
Component
Function
3
Windows logo key
Start button. Combinations with this key
perform special functions, such as:
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Windows + Tab: Activate the next
Taskbar button
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Windows + E: Explore My Computer
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Windows + F: Find Document
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Windows + M: Minimize All
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Shift + Windows + M: Undo Minimize All
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Windows + R: Displays the Run dialog box
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Application key
Opens the applications context menu
(same function as clicking the right button
of the mouse).
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Cursor keys
Also called the arrow keys. These keys let
you move the cursor around the screen.
They serve the same function as the arrow
keys on the numeric pad when the Num
Lock is toggled off.
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Palm rest (detachable)
Provides a comfortable place to rest your
hands while typing.
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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 +, -, x, and /).
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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.
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Volume control/
Mute knob
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.
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2 System tour
No.
Component
Function
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Multimedia keys
Allow you to do the following:
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Internet/Suspend
keys
Programmable
keys
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Play/Pause button
- press to
start playing the audio or video file.
Press again to pause.
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Stop button
- press to stop playing the audio or video file.
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Forward button
- press to skip
forward to the next file and start playing.
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Backward button
- press to
skip backward to the previous file and
start playing.
Consist of three buttons:
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Email button
email application.
launches your
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Web browser button
launches your current default
browser.
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Suspend/Resume button
puts the system to sleep when
pressed. To wake the system press it
again.
Access a URL (Web site) or launch any program, file or application in your system.
The fifth key is set to launch the Windows
Media Player.
To configure the settings of each key, rightclick on the Magic Keyboard icon located
on your Windows desktop.
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The mouse
Your computer comes with a USB mouse. The mouse has one ratchet
wheel and two buttons: a right button and a left 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).
For information on how to connect your USB mouse, see “Connecting
peripherals” on page 27.
No.
Component
Function
1
Left button
Allows you to select with a click and execute with a double-click.
2
Ratchet wheel
Allows you to easily scroll. By moving the
wheel with your index finger, you can
quickly move through multiple pages,
lines or windows. Also functions as a
third button allowing you to quickly click
or double-click an icon or a selected item.
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Right button
Opens the applications context menu.
For information on how to clean your mouse, see “To clean your
mouse” on page 5.
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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2 System tour
Disk drives
Your Veriton 5200 computer comes with the following disk drives:
Hard disk
Your computer is preinstalled with a high-capacity Enhanced-IDE
(E-IDE) hard disk.
Refer to “Replacing the hard disk” on page 58 for instructions on how
to upgrade or replace your hard disk.
3.5-inch floppy drive
Your computer’s 3.5-inch floppy drive supports 720-KB and 1.44-MB
capacity diskettes.
Floppy diskettes are compact, lightweight, and easy to carry around.
Here are some tips on how to take care of your diskettes:
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Always make backup copies of the diskettes that contain
important data or program files.
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Keep diskettes away from magnetic fields and sources of heat.
•
Avoid removing a diskette from the floppy drive when the drive
activity indicator is on.
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Write-protect your diskettes to prevent accidental erasure. To do
this, slide the write-protect tab to the write-protect position (1).
Sliding the write-protect tab to the not-write-protect position (2)
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will allow you to store and modify data in your diskettes.
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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 the floppy drive when you are inserting or removing it.
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
Your computer may come with a CD-ROM, a DVD-ROM or a CD-RW
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. DVD
or DVD-ROM is a new type of CD-ROM that holds a minimum of 4.7-GB
(gigabytes), enough for a full-length movie. It is believed that it will
eventually replace CD-ROMs, as well as VHS video cassettes and laser
discs.
The CD-RW drive allows you to record or burn CD-R/W (Recordable or
Rewritable) discs.
CDs and DVDs, like diskettes, are compact, lightweight, and easy to
carry around. However, they are more delicate than diskettes and
must be handled with extra care. Here are some tips on how to take
care of your CDs and DVDs:
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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.
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When handling discs, always hold them by the edges to avoid
smudges or fingerprints.
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2 System tour
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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 regularly. You may
refer to the cleaning kit for instructions. Cleaning kits can be
purchased in any computer or electronics shop.
To insert a CD/DVD into your computer’s CD-ROM/DVDROM/CD-RW drive:
1
Gently press the drive Stop/Eject button located on the front
panel.
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2
When the disc tray slides open, insert the CD/DVD with the label or
title side of the disc facing upward.
3
Gently press the disc down to make sure that it is properly
inserted.
Caution! While pressing the CD/DVD, be careful not to bend the
disc tray. Make sure that the CD/DVD is properly inserted before
closing the disc tray. Improper insertion may damage both the
CD/DVD and the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive.
4
Gently press the drive Stop/Eject button again to close the disc
tray.
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2 System tour
3 Setting up your
computer
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.
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Avoid tilting your chair. If you have a chair that tilts, lock the 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 5200
Take note of the following when selecting a location for your
computer:
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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.
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3 Setting up your computer
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.
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The keyboard should be placed just above your lap. Adjust the
keyboard height by flipping the folding stands located under the
keyboard.
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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.
Positioning your mouse
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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 keyboard, the mouse, the monitor, and the
power cable.
Connecting your keyboard
USB keyboard
Plug your USB keyboard cable into any of the USB ports
port) located on the front and rear panel of your computer.
(black
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3 Setting up your computer
PS/2 keyboard
Plug your PS/2 keyboard cable into the PS/2 keyboard port
(purple port) located on the rear panel of your computer.
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Connecting your mouse
USB mouse
Plug your USB mouse cable into any of the USB ports
port) located on the front and rear panel of your computer.
(black
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3 Setting up your computer
PS/2 mouse
Plug the PS/2 mouse cable into the PS/2 mouse port
located on the rear panel of your computer.
(green port)
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Serial mouse
Plug the serial mouse cable into any of the the serial ports
or turquoise port) located on the rear panel of your computer.
(teal
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3 Setting up your computer
Connecting a CRT monitor
To connect a monitor, simply plug the CRT monitor cable into the CRT
monitor port
computer.
(blue port) located on the rear panel of your
Note: Refer to the monitor manual for additonal instructions and
information.
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Connecting the power cable
Caution: Before you proceed, check the voltage range in your
area. Make sure that it matches your computer’s voltage setting
(refer to page 12 for the location of the voltage selector switch 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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3 Setting up your computer
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 rear panel of your computer, set the voltage selector switch
to the voltage range applicable to your area (a) then turn on the
power switch (b).
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3
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, on the Windows taskbar click on the Start
button, point to Shut Down..., select Shut down from the dropdown
window then click on OK. You can then turn off all peripherals
connected to your computer.
If you cannot shut down your computer, press the power button for at
least four seconds. Quickly pressing the button may put the computer
in a Suspend mode only.
Note: You do not need to turn off the main power switch every
time you turn off your computer. Turn off the main power switch
only if you will not use your computer for a long time or if your
computer needs servicing.
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Connecting options
Connecting your printer
Your Veriton 5200 computer supports parallel, serial and USB printers.
To connect a parallel printer, plug the printer cable into the parallel/
printer port
computer.
(burgundy port) located on the rear panel of your
Note: The printer shown below is for your reference only. Actual
device model may vary in different countries.
Note: If you are using a serial printer, connect the printer cable
into either serial port 1 or serial port 2 located on the rear panel
of your computer. In the same manner, connect a USB printer by
plugging the printer cable into any of the USB ports located on
the front and rear panel.
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Connecting to the 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
computer.
(white port) located on the rear panel of your
Note: Consult your operating system manual for information on
how to configure your network setup.
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Connecting USB devices
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a new serial bus design that is capable of
cascading low-/medium-speed peripherals (less than 12 Mbps) such as a
keyboard, mouse, 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 USB
devices to your computer without using up its system resources.
To connect a USB device, simply plug the device cable into any of the
USB ports
(black port).
Note: The USB devices shown below are for your reference only.
Actual device models may vary in different countries.
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Note: Most USB devices have a built-in USB port which allows you
to connect or daisy-chain more USB devices.
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Connecting multimedia devices
Your Veriton 5200 computer comes with multimedia features which
allow you to connect such devices as speakers, a microphone, speakers,
headphones or earphones, an external CD player and a joystick (for
games).
Note: The multimedia devices shown below are for your
reference only. Actual device models may vary in different
countries.
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. Refer to your online guide
for intructions on how to enable the rear microphone-in port.
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earphones, headphones: connect to the Headphone/Earphone
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. You can also use the Volume control/mute
know on the USB keyboard.
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•
external USB speakers: connect to the Audio-out/Line-out jack
(lime jack) and USB port
rear panel of your computer.
•
(black port) located on the
audio line-in device: connects to the Audio-in/Line-in jack
(light blue jack) located on the rear panel of your computer
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joystick: connects to the Game/MIDI port
on the rear panel of your computer
(gold port) located
Note: For information on how to configure multimedia devices,
consult the documentation that came with each device.
4 Upgrading your
computer
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 when handling a
computer component.
4
Remove any expansion board(s) or peripheral(s) that block access
to the DIMM sockets or other component connector.
Warning! Failure to turn off the computer properly before
you start installing components may cause serious
damage.
Do not attempt to open, upgrade and reconfigure your
computer unless you are a qualified service technician.
See the following sections for specific instructions on the component
you wish to install.
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Post-installation instructions
Observe the following after installing a computer component:
1
See to it that all components are installed according to the stepby-step instructions in their respective sections.
2
Replace any expansion board(s) or peripheral(s) that you removed
earlier.
3
Connect the necessary cables.
4
Replace the computer cover.
5
Turn on the 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 computer cover
1
Turn off your computer and unplug all cables.
2
Place your computer on a flat, steady surface.
3
Turn the thumbscrews counterclockwise with your fingers to
release the cover.
4
Hold the cover with both hands. Slide it back about an inch and
then gently pull it upward to detach it.
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To replace the computer cover
1
Align the cover to the housing frame and then push it in to slide it
back into place.
2
Turn the thumbscrews clockwise to secure the cover.
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Internal components
The figure below shows what your computer looks like once you
remove the cover:
No.
Component
1
3.5-inch drive bay
2
5.25-inch drive bay
3
Power supply
4
Metal brackets (hard disk drive frame)
5
Expansion slots
6
Mainboard
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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
AGP
AGP slot
BT1
Battery
CN2
PS/2 mouse (upper) and keyboard (lower) ports
CN3
Power connector
CN4
Network (upper) and USB (lower) ports
CN5
Serial port (lower right and left) and parallel port
(upper)
CN6
Memory stick connector
CN7
IDE 2 connector
CN8
IDE 1 connector
CN9
MIDI/game (upper), line-out (left), line-in (middle),
and rear mic-in (right) ports
CN10
Power connector (12 V power)
CN14
CD-in connector
CN15
FDD Connector
CN16
Intrusion connector
CN17
HDD LED connector
CN19
Power button
CN20
Front USB connector
CN21
Power/Suspend LED connector
CN23
EXT PCI slot
CNM1
SmartCard (COM 2) connector1
CNSW1
IDE cold-swap connector
CNX1
Audio FPIO connector
DIMM 1-3
DIMM sockets 1-3
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Label
Component
FN1
3-pin CPU fan connector
FN2
3-pin system fan connector
FN3
3-pin system fan connector
JP1
LAN active LED connector
JP3
Model select
JP14
1-2 Clear CMOS
2-3 Normal2
PCI1 to 3
PCI slots 1 to 3
U5
CPU socket
U12
Intel 845 chipset
U16
SMSC chipset
U21
Intel ICH2 chipset
U29
BIOS chipset
1
2
Share connection with serial port 2 (COM 2)
Default value
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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 port (front)
JK2
Audio-out port
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. Refer to your online guide
for instructions on how to enable the rear microphone-in port.
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Upgrading your computer
Certain components of your computer are upgradeable such as the
memory, the hard disk and the expansion cards. However, for safety
purposes, we do not recommend that you perform these upgrades
yourself. If you want to replace or upgrade any of these components,
contact your dealer or a qualified service technician for assistance.
Installing additional memory
The three 168-pin sockets on the mainboard support Synchronous
Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM)-type DIMMs. You may
install 32-MB, 64-MB, 128-MB, 256-MB, 512-MB or 1-GB capacity
DIMMS, single and double density, for a maximum memory capacity of
3 GB.
The SDRAM DIMMs should work under 3.3 volts; 5-volt memory devices
are not supported. PC-100 (100MHz) and PC-133 (133 MHz) SDRAM are
supported. Contact your dealer for qualified DIMM vendors.
Caution: Do not install and 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.
Note: Observe the “ESD precautions” on page 47 when installing
or removing a computer component.
To remove a DIMM
Before you can install a new DIMM in a socket, remove first any previously installed DIMM.
1
Remove the computer cover.
2
Locate the DIMM socket on the mainboard.
3
Press the holding clips on both sides of the DIMM socket outward
to release the DIMM (a).
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4
Gently pull the DIMM upward to remove it from the socket (b).
To install a DIMM
1
Locate the DIMM socket on the mainboard.
2
Open the clips on the socket.
3
Align then insert the DIMM into the socket (a).
4
Press the clips inward to lock the DIMM into the socket (b).
Note: The DIMM sockets are 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 and try to insert it
again.
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To reconfigure your computer
Your computer automatically detects the amount of additional
memory installed. Run the BIOS Setup 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 5200 online guide (see “Accessing your
online guide” on page 5).
Replacing the hard disk
Follow these steps to replace your computer’s hard disk:
1
Remove the computer cover.
2
Detach the power and disk drive cables from the hard disk.
3
Remove the screw that secures the metal bracket frame to the
housing.
4
Lift up the metal bracket and pull it out.
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5
Remove the four screws that hold the hard disk to the disk frame
and detach the hard disk. Set the screws aside.
6
Insert the new hard disk into the frame and secure it with four
screws. .
Note: Make sure that the other ends of the disk cables are
securely connected to their corresponding connectors on the
mainboard.
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7
Reinstall the metal bracket frame to the housing.
8
Connect the power and disk drive cables to the hard disk.
9
Replace the computer cover.
Installing an expansion card
Note: Observe the “Preinstallation instructions” on page 47 when
installing or removing a computer component.
To install an expansion card:
1
Remove the computer cover.
2
Locate an empty PCI slot on the mainboard.
3
Remove the screw that holds the bracket to the computer. Save
the screw.
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4
Pull out the bracket on the housing opposite the selected empty
slot.
5
Remove the expansion card from its protective packaging.
6
Align the card in the empty bracket and then insert it into the slot.
Make sure that the card is properly seated.
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7
Secure the card to your computer with a screw.
8
Replace the computer cover.
When you turn on the computer, BIOS automatically detects and
assigns resources to the newly-installed devices.
5 System utilities
This chapter describes the applications that
came with your computer.
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System utilities
Depending on the hardware and optional features installed in your
Veriton 5200 computer, your system came bundled with several
program utilities designed to streamline your computer's operations.
These utilities may include any of the following:
•
Acrobat® Reader™
•
LANDesk Client Manager (LDCM)
•
Norton AntiVirus
•
NTI CD-Maker 2000
•
PowerDVD
•
VariSpeed
•
BIOS utility
All these applications are very easy to use. However, if you need more
help and information, you may refer to the online help of each of
these software applications.
Acrobat Reader
Acrobat® Reader™ is a software that lets you view, navigate, browse
and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files in all major
computer platforms. Acrobat Reader allows you to open your
document across a broad range of hardware and software systems
with all its features - layout, fonts, links and images, intact.
To run Acrobat Reader, double-click the Acrobat Reader icon on your
Windows's desktop.
For more information about Acrobat Reader, refer to its Help menu.
LANDesk Client Manager (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.
To run LDCM:
1
Double-click the LDCM icon on your Windows desktop.
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Follow all onscreen instructions.
For more information on how to use LDCM, refer to the LDCM Help
menu.
Note: LDCM only supports models running on Windows Me and
Windows 2000.
Norton AntiVirus
Norton AntiVirus is an antivirus software which detects and repairs
infected files in your system. It also serves as an antivirus shield by
scanning email attachments to ensure that no infected file disturbs the
integrity of your system data.
To install Norton AntiVirus:
1
Double-click the Norton AntiVirus icon on your Windows desktop.
2
Follow all onscreen instructions until you finish installation.
Note: After you finish installing the Norton AntiVirus software,
the system will automatically remove the Norton AntiVirus
installer icon from your Windows desktop.
For more information about Norton AntiVirus, refer to the Norton
AntiVirus Help menu.
NTI CD-Maker 2000 (for models with CD-RW)
The NTI CD-Maker 2000 is a CD-recording software which lets you create and copy audio, data and video files to CD-R/W discs. Available only
on models with CD-RW drive installed.
To run NTI CD-Maker 2000:
1
Double-click the NTI CD-Maker 2000 icon on your Windows
desktop.
2
Follow all onscreen instructions.
For more information on how to use the NTI CD-Maker 2000, refer to
the NTl CD-Maker 2000 Help menu.
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PowerDVD (for models with DVD)
PowerDVD is a high-quality DVD player software which allows you to
enjoy your favorite movies and karaoke right at your desktop. You can
play back high resolution DVD titles or MPEG-2 files in MPEG-2 video
and Dolby Digital (AC-3) audio. Available only on models with DVDROM installed.
PowerDVD offers a complete set of navigation commands and provides
such advanced features as multi-angle switching, multi-language and
multi-subtitle selection, and parental control option making each
multimedia session an individual experience. The i-Power Internet
Enabling feature lets you link to online DVD resources via the Power
DVD Desktop Portal Page.
To run PowerDVD:
1
Double-click the PowerDVD icon on your Windows desktop.
2
Follow all onscreen instructions.
For more information about PowerDVD, refer to the PowerDVD Help
menu.
VariSpeed (Windows Me only)
VariSpeed is a utility program which allows you to set the CD-ROM
speed to your desired level. This feature lets you reduce the noise level
of the CD-ROM drive.
To set the speed of the CD-ROM drive, double-click on the VariSpeed
icon on the taskbar and choose the Set Speed tab. The Set Speed
screen will appear. Drag the lever to the desired level. VariSpeed is a
utility program which allows you to control the CD-ROM speed to
reduce its noise level.
Note: This utility is only available for models running on
Windows Me with an AOpen CD-ROM installed.
BIOS Setup utility
The BIOS Setup 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
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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
more information about BIOS and how to configure your computer,
refer to the Veriton 5200 online guide (see “Accessing the online
guide”on page 5).
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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 system is turned on.
2
Insert the System CD into the CD or DVD drive.
3
Follow all onscreen instructions.
4
Remove the System CD and insert the Recovery CD into the CD
or DVD drive.
5
After the operating system has been copied to your hard disk,
remove the Recovery CD and insert the System CD into the CD
or DVD drive.
6
Follow all onscreen instructions until you finish the installation.
7
Reboot your computer.
Caution! Using the Recovery CD will erase all files previously
saved in your computer so make sure to back up your important
files before starting the recovery process.
Make sure that the Systems CD/Recovery CD is properly inserted
into the CD or DVD drive. Improper insertion may damage both
the CD and the drive.
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6 Frequently asked
questions
This chapter instructs you on how to deal with
common system problems. Read it before
calling a technician if a problem occurs.
Solutions to more serious problems require
opening up the computer. Do not attempt to
open the computer by yourself. Contact your
dealer or an authorized service center for
assistance.
key link: www.acersupport.com.
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FAQs
Acer is dedicated in bringing you a reliable and easy to maintain
computer. However, we realize that some problems may arise
unexpectedly. Below are possible questions that may arise during the
use of your computer with corresponding easy troubleshooting
solutions to the situation.
Q: I pressed the power button on but the system did not boot up.
A: Check the power indicator.
If the indicator is not lit, no power is being applied to the system. Do
the following:
•
Check if you plugged the power cable properly into an electrical
outlet.
•
Check if the main power switch located on the rear panel of the
computer is turned on.
•
Check if the voltage selector switch located on the rear panel of
the computer is set to the correct voltage.
•
If you are using a power strip or AVR, make sure that it is plugged
in and turned on.
If the indicator is lit, check the following:
•
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
drive and press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart your computer. This will
automatically diagnose your system and make necessary fixes.
However, if the diagnostic utility still reports a problem, then you
may have to perform the recovery process to restore your system
to its original default factory settings.
Caution! Using the Recovery CD will erase all files previously
saved in your computer so make sure to back up your important
files before starting the recovery process. Refer to your Veriton
5200 online guide for instructions on the recovery process.
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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: My printer does not work.
A: Do any the following:
•
Make sure that the printer cable is connected to a power outlet
and that it is turned on.
•
Make sure that the printer cable is securely connected to the
computer. See “Connecting your printer” on page 37 for
information on how to connect a printer to your computer.
•
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
control icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on the icon
and deselect the Mute option. You could also press the volume
control/mute knob on your USB keyboard to toggle from mute to
sound on.
•
If headphones, earphones, or external speakers are connected to
the line-out port of your computer, the internal or built-in
speakers are automatically turned off.
Q: System cannot read a diskette, the hard disk, CD or DVD.
A: Check the following:
•
Make sure that you are using the correct type of disc or diskette.
See “Disk drives” on page 18.
•
Check if the diskette is formatted correctly. If not, format it again.
•
Make sure the diskette or CD/DVD is properly inserted in the drive.
•
Check if the CD/DVD is clean and is not scratched.
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•
Check your drive by using a good (i.e., undamaged) diskette or a
good CD/DVD. If your floppy drive, CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW
drive cannot read the information on the good diskette or CD/
DVD, there may be a problem with the drive. Contact your dealer
or technical support center for assistance.
Q: System cannot write to a diskette or disc.
A: Check the following:
•
Make sure the diskette is not write-protected. See “Disk drives”
on page 18.
•
Make sure that you are using the correct type of disc or diskette.
See “Disk drives” on page 18.
•
Check if the diskette is formatted correctly. If not, format it again.
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Index
M
mouse
17
O
online guide
B
BIOS Setup utility
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Q
C
Q&A
computer cover
remove 49
replace 50
computer maintenance 4
CDs/DVDs 19
cleaning 4
diskettes 18
servicing 4
connecting options
multimedia devices 41
audio line-in device 43
earphones/headphones 42
external speakers 41
joystick 41
microphone 41
network 37, 38
printer 37
R
D
disk drives 18
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
19
inserting 20
floppy drive 18
not write protect 19
write protect 18
hard disk drive 18
features 9
connectivity 9
multimedia 9
performance 9
front panel 10
I
K
keyboard
14
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rear panel
12
S
setting up computer 25, 27
area 25
chair 25
connecting peripherals
external monitor 32
keyboard 27
power cable 33
keyboard 26
monitor 26
mouse 26
system boards 52
audio board 55
mainboard 52
system utilities 65
Acrobat Reader 65
LDCM 65
Norton AntiVirus 66
NTI CD-Maker 2000 66
PowerDVD 67
reinstalling programs 69
VariSpeed 67
T
technical assistance 5
troubleshooting 73
turning off computer 36
software shutdown 36
suspend mode 36
turning on computer 34
34
F
internal components
5
51
U
upgrade
add memory 56
install DIMM 57
reconfigure computer
58
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remove DIMM 56
computer 52, 56
install an expansion card 60
installation precautions 56
ESD 56
post-installation 48
preinstallation 56
replace components 52, 56
replace the hard disk 58
USB devices 39