Veriton Series
User's Guide
Copyright © 2006. Acer Incorporated.
All Rights Reserved.
Veriton Series User's Guide
Original Issue: 09 / 2006
Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication without obligation
to notify any person of such revisions or changes. Such changes will be incorporated in new
editions of this manual or supplementary documents and publications. This company makes
no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents
hereof and specifically disclaims the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose.
Record the model number, serial number, purchase date, and place of purchase information in
the space provided below. The serial number and model number are recorded on the label
affixed to your computer. All correspondence concerning your unit should include the serial
number, model number, and purchase information.
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without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated.
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Safety instructions
Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
Turning the product off before cleaning
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid
cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
CAUTION for plug as disconnecting device
Observe the following guidelines when connecting and disconnecting power to
the power supply unit:
Install the power supply unit before connecting the power cord to the AC
power outlet.
Unplug the power cord before removing the power supply unit from the
computer.
If the system has multiple sources of power, disconnect power from the system
by unplugging all power cords from the power supplies.
CAUTION for Accessibility
Be sure that the power outlet you plug the power cord into is easily accessible
and located as close to the equipment operator as possible. When you need to
disconnect power to the equipment, be sure to unplug the power cord from the
electrical outlet.
Warnings
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Do not use this product near water.
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product
falls, it could be seriously damaged.
Slots and openings 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.
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 onto or into
the product.
To avoid damage of internal components and to prevent battery leakage,
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Information for your safety and
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do not place the product on a vibrating surface.
Never use it under sporting, exercising, or any vibrating environment
which will probably cause unexpected short current or damage rotor
devices, HDD, Optical drive, and even exposure risk from lithium battery
pack.
Keep the product at least 15 cm away from the wall for sufficient ventilation.
Safe Listening
Follow these instructions, suggested by hearing experts,to protect your hearing.
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Gradually increase the volume until you can hear it clearly and comfortably
and without distortion.
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After setting the volume level, do not increase it afteryour ears adjust.
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Limit the amount of time listening to music at high volume.
Avoid turning up the volume to block out noisy surroundings.
Turn the volume down if you can’t hear people speaking near you.
Using electrical power
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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.
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this
product where people will walk on the cord.
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.
Do not overload a power outlet, strip or receptacle by plugging in too
many devices. The overall system load must not exceed 80% of the branch
circuit rating. If power strips are used, the load should not exceed 80% of
the power strip's input rating.
This product's power supply is equipped with a three-wire grounded plug.
The plug only fits in a grounded power outlet. Make sure the power outlet
is properly grounded before inserting the power supply plug. Do not insert
the plug into a non-grounded power outlet. Contact your electrician for
details.
Warning! The grounding pin is a safety feature. Using a power
outlet that is not properly grounded may result in electric shock
and/or injury.
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Use the product only with the supplied power supply cord set. If you need
to replace the power cord set, make sure that the new power cord meets
the following requirements: detachable type, UL listed/CSA certified, type
SPT-2, rated 7 A 125 V minimum, VDE approved or its equivalent, 4.6
meters (15 feet) maximum length.
Product servicing
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.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel when:
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the power cord or plug is damaged, cut or frayed
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liquid was spilled into the product
the product was exposed to rain or water
the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged
the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need
for service
the product does not operate normally after following the operating
instructions
Note: 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.
Telephone line safety
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Disconnect all telephone lines from the equipment when not in use and/or
before servicing.
To avoid the remote risk of electric shock from lightning, do not connect
the telephone line to this equipment during lightning or thunderstorms.
Warning! For safety reasons, do not use non-compliant parts
when adding or changing components. Consult your reseller for
purchase options.
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Note: The grounding pin also provides good protection from
unexpected noise produced by other nearby electrical devices that
may interfere with the performance of this product.
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Additional safety information
Your device and its enhancements may contain small parts. Keep them out of
the reach of small children.
Operating environment
Warning! For safety reasons, turn off all wireless or radio
transmitting devices when using your laptop under the following
conditions. These devices may include, but are not limited to:
wireless lan (WLAN), Bluetooth and/or 3G.
Remember to follow any special regulations in force in any area, and always
switch off your device when its use is prohibited or when it may cause
interference or danger. Use the device only in its normal operating positions.
This device meets RF exposure guidelines when used normally, and it and its
antenna are positioned at least 1.5 centimeters (5/8 inches) away from your
body (refer to the figure below). It should not contain metal and you should
position the device the above-stated distance from your body. To successfully
transmit data files or messages, this device requires a good quality connection
to the network. In some cases, transmission of data files or messages may be
delayed until such a connection is available. Ensure that the above separation
distance instructions are followed until the transmission is completed. Parts of
the device are magnetic. Metallic materials may be attracted to the device, and
persons with hearing aids should not hold the device to the ear with the
hearing aid. Do not place credit cards or other magnetic storage media near the
device, because information stored on them may be erased.
Medical devices
Operation of any radio transmitting equipment, including wireless phones, may
interfere with the functionality of inadequately protected medical devices.
Consult a physician or the manufacturer of the medical device to determine if
they are adequately shielded from external RF energy or if you have any
questions. Switch off your device in health care facilities when any regulations
posted in these areas instruct you to do so. Hospitals or health care facilities
may be using equipment that could be sensitive to external RF transmissions..
Pacemakers. Pacemaker manufacturers recommend that a minimum separation
of 15.3 centimeters (6 inches) be maintained between wireless devices and a
pacemaker to avoid potential interference with the pacemaker. These
recommendations are consistent with the independent research by and
recommendations of Wireless Technology Research. Persons with pacemakers
should do the following:
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Always keep the device more than 15.3 centimeters (6 inches) from the
pacemaker
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Not carry the device near your pacemaker when the device is switched o. If
you suspect interference, switch off your device, and move it.
Hearing aids. Some digital wireless devices may interfere with some hearing
aids. If interference occurs, consult your service provider.
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Vehicles
Potentially explosive environments
Switch off your device when in any area with a potentially explosive
atmosphere and obey all signs and instructions. Potentially explosive
atmospheres include areas where you would normally be advised to turn off
your vehicle engine. Sparks in such areas could cause an explosion or fire
resulting in bodily injury or even death. Switch off the device at refueling points
such as near gas pumps at service stations. Observe restrictions on the use of
radio equipment in fuel depots, storage, and distribution areas; chemical plants;
or where blasting operations are in progress. Areas with a potentially explosive
atmosphere are often, but not always, clearly marked. They include below deck
on boats, chemical transfer or storage facilities, vehicles using liquefied
petroleum gas (such as propane or butane), and areas where the air contains
chemicals or particles such as grain, dust or metal powders.
Emergency calls
Warning: You cannot make emergency calls through this device. To make an
emergency call you shall dial out through your mobile phone or other
telephone call system.
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RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic
systems in motor vehicles such as electronic fuel injection systems, electronic
antiskid (antilock) braking systems, electronic speed control systems, and air bag
systems. For more information, check with the manufacturer, or its
representative, of your vehicle or any equipment that has been added. Only
qualified personnel should service the device, or install the device in a vehicle.
Faulty installation or service may be dangerous and may invalidate any
warranty that may apply to the device. Check regularly that all wireless
equipment in your vehicle is mounted and operating properly. Do not store or
carry flammable liquids, gases, or explosive materials in the same compartment
as the device, its parts, or enhancements. For vehicles equipped with an air bag,
remember that air bags inflate with great force. Do not place objects, including
installed or portable wireless equipment in the area over the air bag or in the
air bag deployment area. If in-vehicle wireless equipment is improperly
installed, and the air bag inflates, serious injury could result. Using your device
while flying in aircraft is prohibited. Switch off your device before boarding an
aircraft. The use of wireless teledevices in an aircraft may be dangerous to the
operation of the aircraft, disrupt the wireless telephone network, and may be
illegal.
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Disposal instructions
Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding.
To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment,
please recycle. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and
Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit
http://global.acer.com/about/sustainability.htm
Mercury advisory
For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display:
Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of
according to local, state or federal laws. For more information, contact the
Electronic Industries Alliance at www.eiae.org. For lamp-specific disposal
information, check www.lamprecycle.org.
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ENERGY STAR is a government program (public/private partnership) that gives
people the power to protect the environment in a cost effective way and
without sacrificing quality or product features. Products that earn the ENERGY
STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency
guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US
Department of Energy (DOE). In the average home, 75% of all electricity used
to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off.
ENERGY STAR qualified home electronic products in the off position use up to
50% less energy than conventional equipment. More information refers to
http://www.energystar.gov and http://www.energystar.gov/powermangement.
As an ENERGY STAR partner, Acer Inc. has determined that this product meets
the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
This product has been shipped enabled for power management:
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Activate computer’s Sleep mode within 30 minutes of user inactivity.
Wake the computer from Sleep mode by pushing power button.
More power management settings can be done through Acer ePower
Management.
Tips and information for comfortable use
Computer users may complain of eyestrain and headaches after prolonged use.
Users are also at risk of physical injury after long hours of working in front of a
computer. Long work periods, bad posture, poor work habits, stress,
inadequate working conditions, personal health and other factors greatly
increase the risk of physical injury.
Incorrect computer usage may lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis,
tenosynovitis or other musculoskeletal disorders. The following symptoms may
appear in the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck or back:
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numbness, or a burning or tingling sensation
aching, soreness or tenderness
pain, swelling or throbbing
stiffness or tightness
coldness or weakness
If you have these symptoms, or any other recurring or persistent discomfort
and/or pain related to computer use, consult a physician immediately and
inform your company's health and safety department.
The following section provides tips for more comfortable computer use.
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Finding your comfort zone
Find your comfort zone by adjusting the viewing angle of the monitor, using a
footrest, or raising your sitting height to achieve maximum comfort. Observe
the following tips:
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refrain from staying too long in one fixed posture
avoid slouching forward and/or leaning backward
stand up and walk around regularly to remove the strain on your leg
muscles
take short rests to relax your neck and shoulders
avoid tensing your muscles or shrugging your shoulders
install the external display, keyboard and mouse properly and within
comfortable reach
if you view your monitor more than your documents, place the display at
the center of your desk to minimize neck strain
Taking care of your vision
Long viewing hours, wearing incorrect glasses or contact lenses, glare, excessive
room lighting, poorly focused screens, very small typefaces and low-contrast
displays could stress your eyes. The following sections provide suggestions on
how to reduce eyestrain.
Eyes
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Rest your eyes frequently.
Give your eyes regular breaks by looking away from the monitor and
focusing on a distant point.
Blink frequently to keep your eyes from drying out.
Display
Keep your display clean.
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Keep your head at a higher level than the top edge of the display so your
eyes point downward when looking at the middle of the display.
Adjust the display brightness and/or contrast to a comfortable level for
enhanced text readability and graphics clarity.
Eliminate glare and reflections by:
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placing your display in such a way that the side faces the window or
any light source
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minimizing room light by using drapes, shades or blinds
using a task light
changing the display's viewing angle
using a glare-reduction filter
using a display visor, such as a piece of cardboard extended from the
display's top front edge
Avoid adjusting your display to an awkward viewing angle.
Avoid looking at bright light sources, such as open windows, for extended
periods of time.
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Developing good work habits
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Perform some stretching exercises.
Breathe fresh air as often as possible.
Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy body.
Warning! We do not recommend using the computer on a couch
or bed. If this is unavoidable, work for only short periods, take
breaks regularly, and do some stretching exercises.
Note: For more information, please refer to "Regulations and
safety notices" on page 55 in the AcerSystem User's Guide.
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Develop the following work habits to make your computer use more relaxing
and productive:
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Take short breaks regularly and often.
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Safety instructions
Additional safety information
Operating environment
Medical devices
Vehicles
Potentially explosive environments
Emergency calls
Disposal instructions
Tips and information for comfortable use
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Empowering Technology
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Acer Empowering Technology
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Empowering Technology password
Acer eSettings Management
Acer eLock Management
Acer eDataSecurity Management
Acer ePerformance Management
Acer eAcoustics Management
Using Acer eAcoustics Management
Acer eAcoustics Management Main Page
Acer eRecovery Management
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Package contents
Accessing the User's Guide
Front and rear panels
Keyboard
Optical drive (for selected models)
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Taking care of your CDs and DVDs
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Arranging a comfortable work area
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Adjusting your chair
Positioning your PC
Positioning your monitor
Positioning your keyboard
Positioning your mouse
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Contents
Information for your safety and comfort
Connecting peripherals
Connecting your mouse and keyboard
Connecting a monitor
Connecting the power cable
Taking care of your AC adapter
Turning on your computer
Turning off your computer
Connecting options
Connecting to the network
Connecting multimedia devices
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Adobe Reader
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Norton AntiVirus (for selected models)
NTI CD&DVD-Maker
(for models with CD or DVD Burner)
PowerDVD (for models with DVD)
How do I open and watch a DVD?
BIOS utility
Reinstalling programs
Recovering your system
Using backup (Windows XP only)
How do I back up files from my hard drive?
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Disk defragmenter (Windows XP only)
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How do I defragment my hard drive?
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Frequently asked questions
Regulations and safety notices
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FCC notice
Modem notices
Laser compliance statement
LCD pixel statement
Macrovision copyright protection notice
Radio device regulatory notice
General
European Union (EU)
The FCC RF safety requirement
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Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio
communication devices (RSS-210)
Federal Communications Comission
Declaration of Conformity
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Empowering
Technology
Acer's innovative Empowering Technology
makes it easy for you to access frequently
used functions and manage your new Acer
desktop.
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Acer's innovative Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy for you to
access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer computer.
Displayed by default in the upper-right corner of your screen, it features the
following handy utilities:
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Acer eSettings Management accesses system information and adjusts
settings easily.
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Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media and
interfaces.
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Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and
advanced encryption algorithms.
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Acer ePerformance Management improves system performance by
optimizing disk space, memory and registry settings.
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Acer eAcoustics Management offers a useful tool to balance your
computing power needs with your desired level of quietness.
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Acer eRecovery Management backs up and recovers data flexibly, reliably
and completely.
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Acer eProtection Management provides exceptional protection against
viruses and other malware.
For more information, right click on the Empowering Technology toolbar, then
select the Help or Tutorial function.
Empowering Technology password
Before using Acer eLock Management and Acer eRecovery Management, you
must initialize the Empowering Technology password. Right-click on the
Empowering Technology toolbar and select "Password Setup" to do so. If you
do not initialize the Empowering Technology password, you will be prompted
to do so when running Acer eLock Management or Acer eRecovery
Management for the first time.
If you lose your password, there is no method to reset it except by
reformatting your computer or taking your computer to an Acer
Customer Service Center. Be sure to remember or write down your
password.
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Empowering Technology
Acer eSettings Management
Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications,
change BIOS passwords or other Windows settings, and to monitor the system
health status.
Acer eSettings Management also:
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Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigation.
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Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users
on Acer computer.
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Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock your
removable data, optical and floppy drives to ensure that data can't be stolen
while your computer is unattended.
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Removable data devices — includes USB disk drives, USB pen drives, USB
flash drives, USB MP3 drives, USB memory card readers, IEEE 1394 disk
drives and any other removable disk drives that can be mounted as a file
system when plugged into the system.
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Optical drive devices — includes any kind of DVD-ROM drives.
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Floppy disk drives — 3.5-inch disks only.
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Interfaces — includes serial port, parallel port, infrared (IR), and Bluetooth.
To activate Acer eLock Management, a password must be set first. Once set, you
can apply locks to any of the devices types. Lock(s) will immediately
be set without any reboot necessary, and will remain locked after rebooting,
until unlocked.
Note: If you lose your password, there is no method to reset it
except by reformatting your computer or taking your computer
to an Acer Customer Service Center. Be sure to remember or write
down your password.
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Acer eLock Management
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Acer eDataSecurity Management
Acer eDataSecurity Management is a handy file encryption utility that protects
your files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. It is conveniently
integrated with Windows Explorer as a shell extension for quick and easy data
encryption/decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for MSN
Messenger and Microsoft Outlook.
The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a
supervisor password and default encryption. This encryption will be used to
encrypt files by default, or you can choose to enter your own file-specific
password when encrypting a file.
Note: The password used to encrypt a file is the unique key that
the system needs to decrypt it. If you lose the password, the
supervisor password is the only other key capable of decrypting
the file. If you lose both passwords, there will be no way to
decrypt your encrypted file! Be sure to safeguard all related
passwords!
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Empowering Technology
Acer ePerformance Management
Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the
performance of your Acer computer. It provides an express optimization
method to release unused memory and disk space quickly. The user can also
enable advanced options for full control over the following options:
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Memory optimization — releases unused memory and check usage.
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Disk optimization — removes unneeded items and files.
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Speed optimization — improves the usability and performance of your
Windows XP system.
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Acer eAcoustics Management offers you a useful tool to balance your
computing power needs with your desired level of quietness. By reducing the
processor speed for tasks that require less processing, the CPU and system fans
can run slower, thus reducing the amount of sound generated by these
components.
Using Acer eAcoustics Management
To launch Acer eAcoustics Management:
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Click on the Acer eAcoustics Management icon in the Empowering
Technology toolbar shown on your desktop.
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From the Start menu, go to (All) Programs > Acer Empowering Technology
> Acer eAcoustics Management.
This will open the Acer eAcoustics Management main page.
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Acer eAcoustics Management
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Acer eAcoustics Management Main Page
Listed on the main page are two options for Acer eAcoustics Management,
labeled as Quiet and Professional. Select the mode that suits your working
requirements best, and exit the utility to apply the settings.
Quiet
Use this mode for tasks that require low processing power, like word
processing, Web browsing, and instant messaging. This mode creates the lowest
audio disturbance.
Professional Mode
Use this mode for processing-intensive tasks, when you require full-speed
operation.
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Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need
for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer. The Acer eRecovery
Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on your system's hard
drive. By default, user-created backups are stored on the D:\ drive.
Acer eRecovery Management provides you with:
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Password protection.
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Recovery of applications and drivers.
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Image/data backup:
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Back up to HDD (set recovery point).
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Back up to CD/DVD.
Image/data recovery tools:
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Recover from a hidden partition (factory defaults).
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Recover from the HDD (most recent user-defined recovery point).
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Recover from CD/DVD.
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Empowering Technology
Note: If your computer did not come with a Recovery CD or
System CD, please use Acer eRecovery Management's "System
backup to optical disk" feature to burn a backup image to CD or
DVD. To ensure the best results when recovering your system
using a CD or Acer eRecovery Management, detach all peripherals
(except the external Acer ODD, if your computer has one),
including your Acer ezDock.
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1 System tour
This chapter discusses the features and
components of your computer.
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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 computer or Veriton
computer without optical drive
User's guide (for selected models),
warranty card and installation poster
Items contained in the accessory box
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Keyboard
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Mouse
AC adapter and power cable
Other user documentation and third-party software
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Package contents
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1 System tour
Accessing the User's Guide
This User's Guide is also available on your computer as an Adobe Acrobat
PDF file.
To access the User's Guide (for Windows XP)
1.
On the Windows XP taskbar, click on the start button then select All
Programs, AcerSystem.
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Click on Veriton Series User’s Guide.
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Your computer's front and rear panels consist of the following:
Icon
Component
Icon
Component
Eject button
DVI port
Power button
CRT/LCD monitor port
Media activity
OBR (One Button Recovery)
button
LAN indicator / Network port
Line-out jack
USB ports
Microphone-in jack
Kensington lock
Headphone/Speaker-out/lineout port
DC-in jack
Line-in jack
Note: See "Connecting peripherals" on page 26 and "Connecting
options" on page 31 for more information.
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Front and rear panels
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Keyboard
The keyboard has full-sized keys that include separate cursor keys, two
Windows keys, four multimedia keys, and 12 function keys.
For information on how to connect your keyboard, see "Connecting your
mouse and keyboard" on page 26.
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Sleep button
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Internet/Email/Search keys
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Multimedia keys
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Volume control/mute keys
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e key (Scroll Lock)
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Num Lock key
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Cursor keys
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Application key
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Windows logo key
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Caps Lock key
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Function keys
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Your computer may come with a DVD/CD-RW combo, DVD-Dual or DVD-Super
multi drive. This drive is located on the front panel of your computer. The DVD
drive allows you to play not only old CD-ROMs, CD-I disks, and video CDs, but
digital video disks (DVDs) as well. The DVD-Dual and DVD-Super multi drive
allow you to record or burn recordable and rewritable disks.
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 eject the optical disk when the computer is turned on, press the drive eject
button.
Taking care of your CDs and DVDs
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Keep your disk in its case when not in use to avoid scratches or other
damage. Any kind of dirt or damage can affect the data on the disk, impair
the disk lens reader on the CD or DVD drive, or stop the computer from
successfully reading the disk.
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When handling disks, always hold them by the edges to avoid smudges
or fingerprints.
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When cleaning disks, 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.
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Clean your CD or DVD 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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Optical drive (for selected models)
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1 System tour
2 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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Working safely and comfortably 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. Refer
to the diagram on the following page as you set up your system.
Here are some points to consider:
Adjusting your chair
Having the right kind of chair does not necessarily mean 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 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 PC
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Arranging a comfortable work area
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2 Setting up your computer
Take note of the following 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 air-conditioning
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 you need for working and moving.
Warning: Do not cover the top mesh to prevent overheating.
•
Your computer comes with a stand that can be easily installed or removed
with a coin. Use the stand if you want to place your computer vertically.
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Place your monitor at a comfortable viewing distance, usually 50 to 60 cm 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 for 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.
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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2 Setting up your computer
Connecting peripherals
Setting up your computer is easy. For the most part, you only have four things
to connect: the mouse, the keyboard, the monitor, and the power cable.
Note: The peripherals shown in the connections below are
for your reference only. Actual device models may vary in
select countries.
Connecting your mouse and keyboard
Plug your USB mouse or keyboard cable into any of the USB ports
on the front and rear panels of your computer.
located
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To connect a monitor, simply plug the monitor cable into the monitor port
(blue port) or DVI port located on the rear panel of your computer .
Note: Refer to the monitor manual for additional instructions
and information.
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Connecting the power cable
Make sure that the AC adapter is properly plugged into the computer and to
the power outlet.
Caution: Before you proceed, check the voltage range in your
area. Make sure that it matches your computer's voltage setting.
Note: Plug the power cable in tightly to avoid accidental
shutdown.
Taking care of your AC adapter
Here are some ways to take care of your AC adapter:
•
Do not connect the adapter to any other device.
•
Do not step on the power cable or place heavy objects on top of it.
Carefully route the power cable and any cables away from foot traffic.
•
When unplugging the power cable, do not pull on the cord itself but pull
on the plug.
•
The total ampere ratings 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.
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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, 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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2 Setting up your computer
Turning off your computer
To turn off your computer, follow the steps below.
For Windows XP:
1
On the Windows XP taskbar, click on the Start button, and click Turn Off
Computer, then click Turn Off.
2
Turn off all peripherals connected to your computer.
If you cannot shut down your computer normally, press and hold the power
button for at least four seconds. Quickly pressing the button may put the
computer in suspend mode only.
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Connecting options
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
the rear panel of your computer.
Note: Consult your network system administrator or operating
system manual for information on how to configure your
network setup.
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2 Setting up your computer
Connecting multimedia devices
You can connect multimedia devices such as microphones, earphones or
headphones, external speakers and audio line-in devices. These devices will let
you take advantage of your computer's multimedia features.
Note: The multimedia devices shown below are for reference only.
Actual device models may vary in selected countries.
Plug the devices in as follows:
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Microphone: Connects to the Microphone-in jacks
on the front and rear panels of your computer.
(pink jacks) located
Note: For information on how to configure multimedia devices,
consult the documentation that came with each device.
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Earphones, headphones: Connect to the headphone jack
the front panel of your computer.
located on
Note: To adjust the headphone volume, use the volume control
buttons on the keyboard. You can also adjust the volume by using
the volume icon on the taskbar at the bottom of your screen.
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External speakers: Connect to the audio-out/line-out jack
jack) located on the rear panel of your computer.
(lime-green
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2 Setting up your computer
Audio line-in device: Connects to the audio-in/line-in jack
jack) located on the rear panel of your computer
(light blue
3 System
utilities
This chapter describes applications that are
preinstalled on your computer.
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Adobe Reader
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Norton AntiVirus
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NTI CD-Maker
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PowerDVD
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BIOS utility
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Acer Empowering Technology
If your computer is configured with Microsoft Windows XP, the following
utilities can be used to monitor and maintain system health:
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Backup
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Disk Defragmenter
All of the applications that came with your computer are very easy to use.
However, if you need more help or information, you may refer to the online
help documentation provided in each software application.
Adobe Reader
Adobe Reader is software that lets you view, navigate, browse and print Adobe
Portable Document Format (PDF) files on all major computer platforms.
To read a PDF document
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you can:
Simply double click on any file with an icon like that shown above.
or
1
On the windows taskbar, click on the Start button, highlight Programs,
and select Adobe Reader.
2
Once the program is running, select Open from the File menu.
3
Select the file you wish to view in the Open file browser and click the
Open button.
For more information about Adobe Reader, you may refer to the Adobe Reader
Help menu.
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Depending on the hardware and optional features installed in your computer,
your system came bundled with several program utilities designed to streamline
your computer's operations. These utilities may include any of the following:
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Norton AntiVirus (for selected models)
Norton AntiVirus is an anti-virus software that finds and repairs infected files,
and protects against viruses to keep your computer data safe and secure.
How do I check for viruses?
A Full System Scan scans all files on your computer. To perform a system scan:
1
Start Norton AntiVirus.
Double click on the Norton AntiVirus Icon on the desktop or click on the
Start menu in the Windows taskbar, highlight Programs, and select
Norton AntiVirus.
2
In the Norton AntiVirus main window, click Scans.
3
In the Scans panel, click Run Full System Scan.
4
When the scan is complete, a scan summary appears. Click Finished.
You can schedule customized virus scans that run unattended on specific dates
and times or at periodic intervals. If you are using the computer when the
scheduled scan begins, it runs in the background so that you do not have to
stop working.
For more information refer to the Norton AntiVirus Help menu.
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The NTI CD&DVD-Maker is optical disk-recording software that allows you to
create and copy audio, data and videos to recordable or rewritable optical disks.
To copy an audio or data disk:
1
Click the Quick Burning icon
2
Insert the CD you would like to copy into the source drive and a blank disk
into the target drive.
on the desktop.
3
Choose the source and target drives from the pull-down lists.
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(for models with CD or DVD Burner)
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Click the Start button to begin copying.
For more information about NTI CD&DVD-Maker and its other features, refer to
the NTl CD&DVD-Maker Help menu.
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PowerDVD is a high-quality, pure software DVD player that brings high-quality
movies and karaoke to your multimedia PC. You can play back high-resolution
DVD titles or MPEG-2 files with MPEG-2 video and Dolby Digital (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. It also has the i-Power Internet Enabling
feature, which links to online DVD resources via the Power DVD Desktop
Portal Page.
How do I open and watch a DVD?
In most cases, when you insert a DVD into your computer's optical drive,
PowerDVD will automatically open a viewer window and the control panel and
begin playing.
If PowerDVD does not open automatically:
1
Click the Start button in the taskbar.
2
Highlight All Programs.
3
Click the Cyberlink PowerDVD tab.
4
Select PowerDVD.
When PowerDVD opens, simply press the play button
to begin playback.
For more information about Cyberlink PowerDVD and its other features,
refer to the PowerDVD Help menu.
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3 System utilities
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 Del key on your keyboard during computer
boot up.
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
Select the application that you want to reinstall.
4
Follow all onscreen instructions until you finish the installation.
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If your operating system files are lost or damaged, the recovery process
will restore your system's original factory default settings or last system
backup. Your Veriton series computer includes an OBR(One Button
Recovery) button, a feature that makes restoring your system quick
and easy.
OBR works from a hidden partition on your hard drive that contains all
the information required to restore your system.
There are two modes to recovery your system. One is from system’s
original settings and another is from system backup. You can press Alt
+ F10 after the BIOS finishes running the Power On Self Test (POST).
Warning: Initiating the recovery operation while the operating
system is running will result in abnormal shutdown and may make
your current OS unstable or unusable.
After the POST runs, Press Alt + F10 combine key during BIOS to enter
hidden partition. This utility has same password protection with Acer
eRecovery. Follow all onscreen instructions.
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You can also follow the steps below:
1
Locate the OBR button.
2
Press the button. You can change the password in Acer eRecovery.
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If you have not yet backed-up your system.
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b
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If you have previously backed-up your system.
Select “Recover to Default Settings” to restore your system to the
default factory settings. Select “Recover data from last backup” to
restore your system to the last system backup.
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If you chose the recovery option, you should see the following
screen. Click OK to continue.
5
After 15 seconds the system will reboot and initiate the restore
operation.
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3 System utilities
After the recovery operation finishes the system will reboot. You
will be required to go through the setup process again.
Caution! Running the Recovery operation will erase all files
previously saved in your computer so make sure to back up your
important files before starting the recovery process.
Note : This feature occupies 4GB in a hidden partition on your
hard drive.
If you attempt to restore your system using the One Button Recovery feature,
and the system DOES NOT respond, contact your local vendor or authorised
Acer representative immediately.
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The Backup utility creates copies of information on your hard disk. In the event
that the original data on your hard disk is erased or overwritten, or becomes
inaccessible because of a hard disk malfunction, you can use the copy to restore
your lost or damaged data.
How do I back up files from my hard drive?
To run the Backup utility:
1
Click the Start button in the taskbar.
2
Highlight All Programs
3
Click Accessories
4
Select System Tools
5
Click Backup
When Backup starts, follow the onscreen instructions to set up your backup
profile and schedule.
For more information about Backup, refer to Windows XP help.
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Using backup (Windows XP only)
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Disk defragmenter (Windows XP
only)
The disk degfragmentation utility consolidates files and folders on your
computer's hard disk. This allows your computer to access files and folders and
save new data more efficiently. By consolidating your files and folders, the
defragmenter also consolidates the volume's free space, making it less likely
that new files will be fragmented.
How do I defragment my hard drive?
To run the Disk Defragmenter:
1
Click the Start button in the taskbar.
2
Highlight All Programs
3
Click Accessories
4
Select System Tools
5
Click Disk Defragmenter
When Disk Defragmenter opens, select a drive/volume and click Analyze. The
system will quickly examine the volume and determine whether or not it needs
to be defragmented.
For more information about Disk Defragmenter, refer to Windows XP help.
4 Frequently
asked
questions
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
(www.acersupport.com) for assistance.
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The following questions indicate possible situations that may arise during the
use of your computer and each is followed by easy answers and solutions.
I pressed the power switch but the system did not boot up.
Check the LED located above the power switch.
If the LED is not lit, no power is being applied to the system. Try the following:
•
Check if you properly plugged the power cable into an electrical outlet.
•
If you are using a power strip or AVR, make sure it is plugged in and
turned on.
If the LED 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.
Note: For more information about recovering your system,
see "Acer eRecovery Management" on page 11.
Nothing appears on the screen.
Your computer's power management function automatically blanks the screen
to save power. Just 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 technical support center
for assistance.
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The printer does not work.
Do the following:
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Make sure the printer is connected to a power outlet and that it is
turned on.
•
Make sure the printer cable is connected securely to the system's parallel or
USB port and the corresponding port on the printer.
•
For additional information concerning the printer, refer to the printer's
documentation.
No sound comes out from the computer.
Check the following:
•
The volume may be muted. Look for the Volume icon on the taskbar. If it is
crossed-out, click on the icon and deselect the Mute option. You can 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 lineout jack of your computer, the internal or built-in speakers are
automatically turned off.
System cannot read diskette, hard disk, CD or DVD information.
Check the following:
•
Make sure you are using the correct type of disk.
•
Make sure the CD or DVD is inserted into the drive correctly.
•
Check if the CD or DVD is clean and unscratched.
•
Check your drive by using a good (undamaged) disk. If your drive can not
read the information on the good disk there may be a problem with the
drive. Contact your dealer or technical support center for assistance.
System cannot write data on the hard disk or CD-R/CD-RW.
Check the following:
•
Make sure the diskette or hard disk is not write-protected.
•
Make sure you are using the correct type of disk or diskette.
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 non-certified 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.
Operation conditions
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
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and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Notice: Canadian users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Remarque à l'intention des utilisateurs canadiens
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Declaration of Conformity for EU countries
Hereby, Acer, declares that this PC series is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Compliant with Russian regulatory certification
Modem notices
Notice for USA
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. Located on the modem is
a label that contains, among other information, the FCC Registration Number
and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this equipment. Upon request, you
must provide this information to your telephone company.
If your telephone equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the
telephone company may discontinue your service temporarily. If possible, they
will notify you in advance. But, if advance notice is not practical, you will be
notified as soon as possible. You will also be informed of your right to file a
complaint with the FCC.
If this equipment should fail to operate properly, disconnect the equipment
from the phone line to determine if it is causing the problem. If the problem is
with the equipment, discontinue use and contact your dealer or vendor.
Caution: To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger
UL Listed or CSA Certified Telecommunication Line Cord.
TBR 21
This equipment has been approved [Council Decision 98/482/EC - "TBR 21"] for
single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different
countries, the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of
successful operation on every PSTN termination point. In the event of problems,
you should contact your equipment supplier in the first instance.
List of applicable countries
EU member states as of May 2004 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece,
Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal,
Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary,
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta. Usage allowed in
the countries of European Union, as well as Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and
Liechtenstein. This device must be used in strict accordance with the regulations
and constraints in the country of use. For further information, please contact
local office in the country of use.
Notice for Australia
For safety reasons, only connect headsets with a telecommunications
compliance label. This includes customer equipment previously labelled
permitted or certified.
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Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment,
operations, or procedures that could affect the proper functioning of your
equipment. If they do, you will be notified in advance to give you an
opportunity to maintain uninterrupted telephone service.
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Notice for New Zealand
1
The grant of a Telepermit for any item of terminal equipment indicates
only that Telecom has accepted that the item complies with minimum
conditions for connection to its network. It indicates no endorsement of
the product by Telecom, nor does it provide any sort of warranty. Above
all, it provides no assurance that any item will work correctly in all respects
with another item of Telepermitted equipment of a different make or
model, nor does it imply that any product is compatible with all of
Telecom's network services.
2
This equipment is not capable, under all operating conditions, of correct
operation at the higher speeds for which it is designed. Telecom will accept
no responsibility should difficulties arise in such circumstances.
3
Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's Telepermit
requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC) associated with this
device. The associated equipment shall be set to operate within the
following limits for compliance with Telecom's Specifications:
a
There shall be no more than 10 call attempts to the same number
within any 30 minute period for any single manual call initiation, and
b
The equipment shall go on-hook for a period of not less than 30
seconds between the end of one attempt and the beginning of the
next call attempt.
4
Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's Telepermit
requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC) associated with this
device. In order to operate within the limits for compliance with Telecom's
specifications, the associated equipment shall be set to ensure that
automatic calls to different numbers are spaced such that there is not less
than 5 seconds between the end of one call attempt and the beginning
of another.
5
This equipment shall not be set up to make automatic calls to Telecom's
111 Emergency Service.
6
This device is equipped with pulse dialing while the Telecom standard is
DTMF tone dialing. There is no guarantee that Telecom lines will always
continue to support pulse dialing.
7
Use of pulse dialing, when this equipment is connected to the same line as
other equipment, may give rise to bell tinkle or noise and may also cause a
false answer condition. Should such problems occur, the user should NOT
contact the telecom Fault Service.
8
This equipment may not provide for the effective hand-over of a call to
another device connected to the same line.
9
Under power failure conditions this appliance may not operate. Please
ensure that a separate telephone, not dependent on local power, is
available for emergency use.
The CD or DVD drive used with this computer is a laser product.
The CD or DVD 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.
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE 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
LCD pixel statement
The LCD unit is produced with high-precision manufacturing techniques.
Nevertheless, some pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black or
red dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute
a malfunction.
Macrovision copyright protection notice
"U.S Patent Nos. 4,631,603; 4,819,098; 4,907,093; 5,315,448; and 6,516,132."
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by
U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright
protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for
home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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Radio device regulatory notice
Note: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless
LAN and/or Bluetooth only.
General
This product complies with the radio frequency and safety standards of any
country or region in which it has been approved for wireless use. Depending on
configurations, this product may or may not contain wireless radio devices (such
as wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth modules). Below information is for products
with such devices.
European Union (EU)
R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC as attested by conformity with the following
harmonized standard:
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•
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Article 3.1(a) Health and Safety
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EN60950-1:2001
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EN50371:2002
Article 3.1(b) EMC
•
EN301 489-1 V1.4.1:2002
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EN301 489-17 V1.2.1:2002
•
EN301 489-3 V1.4.1:2002 (Applied to models with 27MHz
wireless mouse/keyboard)
•
EN301 489-7 V1.2.1:2002 (Applied to models with 3G
function)
•
EN301 489-24 V1.2.1:2002 (Applied to models with 3G
function)
Article 3.2 Spectrum Usages
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EN300 328 V1.5.1:2004
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EN301 893 V1.2.3:2003
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EN300 220-1 V1.3.1:2000 (Applied to models with 27MHz
wireless mouse/keyboard)
•
EN300 220-3 V1.1.1:2000 (Applied to models with 27MHz
wireless mouse/keyboard)
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List of applicable countries
EU member states as of May 2004 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece,
Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal,
Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary,
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta. Usage allowed in
the countries of European Union, as well as Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and
Liechtenstein. This device must be used in strict accordance with the regulations
and constraints in the country of use. For further information, please contact
local office in the country of use.
The FCC RF safety requirement
The radiated output power of the wireless LAN Card and Bluetooth card is far
below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the PC series shall
be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal
operation is minimized as follows:
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Users are requested to follow the RF safety instructions on wireless option
devices that are included in the user's manual of each RF option device.
Caution: To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance
requirements, a separation distance of at least 20 cm (8 inches)
must be maintained between the antenna for the integrated
wireless LAN Card and all persons.
Note: The Acer wireless adapter implements a transmission
diversity function. The function does not emit radio frequencies
simultaneously from both antennas. One of the antennas is
selected automatically or manually (by users) to ensure good
quality radiocommunication.
Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio
communication devices (RSS-210)
a
Common information
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
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1. This device may not cause interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference, including interference
that may cause undesired operation of the device.
b
Operation in 2.4 GHz band
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is
intended to be operated indoors and installation outdoors is subject
to licensing.
c
Operation in 5 GHz band
This device 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.
The following local manufacturer/importer is responsible for this declaration:
Product name:
PC
Machine type:
Veriton 1000
SKU number:
Veriton 100xx
("x" = 0 - 9, a - z, or A - Z)
Name of responsible party:
Acer America Corporation
Address of responsible party:
2641 Orchard Parkway
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
Contact person:
Mr. Young Kim
Tel:
408-922-2909
Fax:
408-922-2606
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Federal Communications Comission
Declaration of Conformity
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We,
Acer Computer (Shanghai) Limited
3F, No. 168 Xizang medium road, Huangpu District,
Shanghai, China
Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai
Tel: 886-2-8691-3089 Fax: 886-2-8691-3000
E-mail: easy_lai@acer.com.tw
Hereby declare that:
Product: Personal Computer
Trade Name: Acer
Machine Type:Veriton 1000
SKU Number:Veriton 100xx ("x" = 0~9, a ~ z, or A ~ Z)
Is compliant with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of
the following EC directives, and that all the necessary steps have been taken
and are in force to assure that production units of the same product will
continue comply with the requirements.
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC as attested by conformity with the following
harmonized standards:
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EN55022:1998 + A1:2000 + A2:2003, AS/NZS CISPR22:2002, Class B
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EN55024:1998 + A1:2001 + A2:2003
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EN61000-3-2:2000, Class D
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EN61000-3-3:1995 + A1:2001
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EN55013:2001 + A1:2003 (applied to models with TV function)
•
EN55020:2002 + A1:2003 (applied to models with TV function)
Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC as attested by conformity with the following
harmonized standard:
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EN60950-1:2001
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EN60065:2002 (applied to models with TV function)
Council Decision 98/482/EC (CTR21) for pan- European single terminal
connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
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RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of certain Hazardous
Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
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Index
K
keyboard
N
NTI
A
accessing the online User’s Guide
applications 37
16
B
BIOS utility
18
42
C
connecting options
multimedia devices 32
audio line-in device 34
earphones/headphones 33
external speakers 32
microphone 32
network 31
serial mouse 31
D
disk drives
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
inserting CDs/DVDs 19
taking care CDs/DVDs 19
F
Frequently-asked questions 53
blank screen 53
no audio 54
no sound 54
printer not working 54
system cannot read disk 54
system cannot write to disk 54
system did not boot up 53
front panel 17
39
P
PowerDVD
41
R
recovering your system
43
S
safety
CD or DVD 59
modem notices 56
setting up computer 23, 26
area 23
chair 23
connecting peripherals
external monitor 27
power cable 28
keyboard 25
monitor 25
mouse 25
software 37
Norton AntiVirus 38
system utilities
Acrobat Reader 37
Norton AntiVirus 38
NTI CD-Maker 39
PowerDVD 41
reinstalling programs 42
T
turning off computer 30
software shutdown 30
suspend mode 30
turning on computer 29
power button 29
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