ASUS Desktop PC
BM6AE(MD780)
BM1AE
BP1AE(SD780)
BM6AE(MD780)
BM1AE
BP1AE(SD780)
User Manual
E8100
First Edition
January 2013
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Contents
Notices........................................................................................................... 5
Safety information........................................................................................... 8
Conventions used in this guide....................................................................... 9
Where to find more information...................................................................... 9
Package contents......................................................................................... 10
Chapter 1:
Getting started
Welcome!.......................................................................................................11
Getting to know your computer......................................................................11
Setting up your computer.............................................................................. 23
Turning your computer ON/OFF................................................................... 28
Chapter 2:
Using Windows® 7
Starting for the first time................................................................................ 29
Using Windows® 7 desktop........................................................................... 30
Managing your files and folders.................................................................... 32
Restoring your system settings..................................................................... 34
Protecting your computer.............................................................................. 35
Getting Windows® Help and Support............................................................ 36
Chapter 3:
Using Windows® 8
Starting for the first time................................................................................ 37
Using the Windows® UI................................................................................. 38
Working with Windows® apps....................................................................... 41
Other keyboard shortcuts............................................................................. 46
Turning your Desktop PC OFF..................................................................... 47
Putting your Desktop PC to sleep................................................................. 47
Entering the BIOS Setup.............................................................................. 48
Chapter 4:
Connecting devices to your computer
Connecting a USB storage device................................................................ 49
Connecting microphone and speakers......................................................... 52
Chapter 5:
Using your computer
Proper posture when using your Desktop PC.............................................. 57
Using the optical drive (on selected models only)........................................ 58
Configuring the USB ports using the BIOS................................................... 59
Configuring the HDD security setting using the BIOS.................................. 60
Contents
Chapter 6:
Connecting to the Internet
Chapter 7:
Using the utilities
Wired connection.......................................................................................... 61
ASUS AI Suite II............................................................................................ 71
ASUS WebStorage....................................................................................... 78
ASUS Easy Update...................................................................................... 90
ASUS Secure Delete.................................................................................... 91
ASUS Business Suite 2.0............................................................................. 93
Nero Essentials............................................................................................. 95
Recovering your system............................................................................... 96
Chapter 8:
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting.......................................................................................... 101
ASUS contact information........................................................................... 109
Notices
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards
for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to
responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components, as well as the packaging
materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for the detailed recycling
information in different regions.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference; and
•
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment 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
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment 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 equipment and receiver.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required
to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
Lithium Battery Warning
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries
according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
IC: Canadian Compliance Statement
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS
210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian
interference-causing equipment regulations.
This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (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.
Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le
fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et
(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer
un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
VCCI Class B Statement
KC: Korea Warning Statement
RF Equipment Notices
CE: European Community Compliance Statement
The equipment complies with the RF Exposure Requirement 1999/519/EC, Council
Recommendation of 12 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to
electromagnetic fields (0–300 GHz). This wireless device complies with the R&TTE Directive.
Wireless Radio Use
This device is restricted to indoor use when operating in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency
band.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy
The radiated output power of the Wi-Fi technology is below the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits. Nevertheless, it is advised to use the wireless equipment in such a manner
that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
FCC Bluetooth Wireless Compliance
The antenna used with this transmitter must not be colocated or operated in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter subject to the conditions of the FCC Grant.
Bluetooth Industry Canada Statement
This Class B device meets all requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment
regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la Class B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
BSMI: Taiwan Wireless Statement
Japan RF Equipment Statement
KC (RF Equipment)
Safety information
Disconnect the AC power and peripherals before cleaning. Wipe the Desktop PC using a
clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with solution of nonabrasive detergent
and a few drops of warm water then remove any extra moisture with a dry cloth.
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DO NOT place on uneven or unstable work surfaces. Seek servicing if the casing has
been damaged.
DO NOT expose to dirty or dusty environments. DO NOT operate during a gas leak.
DO NOT place or drop objects on top and do not shove any foreign objects into the
Desktop PC.
DO NOT expose to strong magnetic or electrical fields.
DO NOT expose to or use near liquids, rain, or moisture. DO NOT use the modem during
electrical storms.
Battery safety warning: DO NOT throw the battery in fire. DO NOT short circuit the
contacts. DO NOT disassemble the battery.
Use this product in environments with ambient temperatures between 5˚C (41̊F) and
40˚C (104̊F).
DO NOT cover the vents on the Desktop PC to prevent the system from getting
overheated.
DO NOT use damaged power cords, accessories, or other peripherals.
To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information
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to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information
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to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
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Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software
products. Refer to the ASUS website www.asus.com.
ASUS Local Technical Support
Visit ASUS website at http://support.asus.com/contact for the contact information of
local Technical Support Engineer.
• The user manual is located in the following folder in your Desktop PC:
• C:\Program Files(X86)\ASUS\eManual
Package contents
ASUS Desktop PC
Keyboard x1
Mouse x1
Power cord x1
Support DVD x1
Recovery DVD x1 (Optional)
Installation Guide
Nero burning software
DVD x1 (Optional)
Installation Guide x1
Warranty card x1
• If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
• The illustrated items above are for reference only. Actual product specifications may vary
with different models.
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Chapter 1
Getting started
Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the ASUS Desktop PC!
The ASUS Desktop PC provides cutting-edge performance, uncompromised reliability, and
user-centric utilities. All these values are encapsulated in a stunningly futuristic and stylish
system casing.
Read the ASUS Warranty Card before setting up your ASUS Desktop PC.
Getting to know your computer
Illustrations are for reference only. The ports and their locations, and the chassis color vary
with different models.
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Front USB 2.0 port 4
Front USB 3.0 port 1
Front USB 3.0 port 2
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2 x 5.25 inch optical disk drive bays. The 5.25 inch optical disk drive bays are for
5.25 inch DVD-ROM / CD-RW / DVD-RW devices.��
2.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects to a microphone.
3.
Headphone port (lime). This port connects to a headphone or speaker.
4.
USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB 2.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
5.
USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
• DO NOT connect a keyboard / mouse to any USB 3.0 port when installing Windows®
operating system.
• Due to USB 3.0 controller limitation, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under Windows®
OS environment and after the USB 3.0 driver installation.
• USB 3.0 devices can only be used as data storage only.
• We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster
and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
6.
Reset button. Press this button to reboot your computer.
7.
HDD LED. This LED lights up when the hard disk drive operates.
8.
Power LED. This LED lights up when you turn on your computer.
9.
Power button. Press this button to turn on your computer.
10. 2 x 3.5 inch drive bays. The 3.5 inch drive bays are for 3.5 inch hard disk drives /
memory card readers.
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Rear USB 3.0 port 3
Rear USB 3.0 port 4
Rear USB 2.0 port 5
Rear USB 2.0 port 6
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Rear USB 2.0 port 1
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Power connector. Plug the power cord to this connector.
2 .
Voltage selector. Use this switch to select the appropriate system input voltage
according to the voltage supply in your area. If the voltage supply in your area is 100127V, set the switch to 115V. If the voltage supply in your area is 200-240V, set the
switch to 230V.�
Setting the switch to 115V in a 230V environment or 230V in a 115V environment will
seriously damage the system!
80 Plus power supplies do not provide a voltage switch.
3.
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
4.
PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
5.
DisplayPort. This port connects a display monitor or home-theater system.
DisplayPort cannot be converted to DVI and HDMI.
6.
DVI-I port. This port is for any DVI-I compatible device and are HDCP compliant,
allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-Ray and other protected content.
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7.
USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
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• DO NOT connect a keyboard / mouse to any USB 3.0 port when installing Windows®
operating system.
• Due to USB 3.0 controller limitation, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under Windows®
OS environment and after the USB 3.0 driver installation.
• USB 3.0 devices can only be used as data storage only.
• We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster
and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
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USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB 2.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
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Microphone port (pink). This port connects to a microphone.
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Line Out port (lime). This port connects to a headphone or speaker. In a 4, 6, or
8-channel configuration, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
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Line In port (light blue). This port connects to a tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio
sources.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in the 2, 4, 6,
or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Headset 2-channel
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Light Blue (Rear panel)
Line In
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Lime (Rear panel)
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink (Rear panel)
Mic In
Mic In
Bass/Center
Bass/Center
Lime (Front panel)
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Side Speaker Out
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Expansion slot brackets. Remove the expansion slot bracket when installing an
expansion card.
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LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN)
through a network hub.
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link LED
Status
Description
OFF
No link
ORANGE
Linked
BLINKING
Data activity
Speed LED
Status
OFF
ORANGE
GREEN
Description
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
LAN port
14. Kensington lock slot. The Kensington lock slot allows the PC to be secured using
Kensington® compatible PC security cables.
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USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB 2.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
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VGA port. This port is for VGA-compatible devices such as a VGA monitor.
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Air vents. These vents allow air ventilation.
DO NOT block the air vents on the chassis. Always provide proper ventilation for your
computer.
18. Parallel Port (optional). This port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or other
devices.
19. Pad lock slot. This pad lock slot allows your PC to be secured using a standard pad
lock.
20. Serial port (optional). This COM1 port is for pointing devices or other serial devices.
ASUS BM6AE(MD780), BM1AE, and BP1AE(SD780)
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Power button. Press this button to turn on your computer.
2.
5.25 inch optical disk drive bay. The 5.25 inch optical disk drive bay is for 5.25 inch
DVD-ROM / CD-RW / DVD-RW devices.��
3.
Optical disk drive eject button. Press this button to eject the optical disk drive tray.
4.
Optical disk drive bay (empty). You may install an additional optical disk drive in this
bay.��
5.
HDD LED. This LED lights up when the hard disk drive operates.
6.
3.5 inch drive bay. This 3.5 inch drive bay is for 3.5 inch hard disk drives / memory
card readers.
7.
Microphone. This port connects to a microphone.
8.
Headphone port. This port connects to a headphone or speaker.
9.
USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB 2.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
10. USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
• DO NOT connect a keyboard / mouse to any USB 3.0 port when installing Windows®
operating system.
• Due to USB 3.0 controller limitation, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under Windows®
OS environment and after the USB 3.0 driver installation.
• USB 3.0 devices can only be used as data storage only.
• We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster
and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
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BM1AE rear panel
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Rear USB 3.0 port 3
Rear USB 3.0 port 4
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Rear USB 2.0 port 6
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Power connector. Plug the power cord to this connector.
2 .
Voltage selector. Use this switch to select the appropriate system input voltage
according to the voltage supply in your area. If the voltage supply in your area is 100127V, set the switch to 115V. If the voltage supply in your area is 200-240V, set the
switch to 230V.�
Setting the switch to 115V in a 230V environment or 230V in a 115V environment will
seriously damage the system!
80 Plus power supplies do not provide a voltage switch.
3.
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
4.
PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
5.
DisplayPort. This port connects a display monitor or home-theater system.
DisplayPort cannot be converted to DVI and HDMI.
6.
DVI-I port. This port is for any DVI-I compatible device and are HDCP compliant,
allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-Ray and other protected content.
ASUS BM6AE(MD780), BM1AE, and BP1AE(SD780)
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USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
ENGLISH
• DO NOT connect a keyboard / mouse to any USB 3.0 port when installing Windows®
operating system.
• Due to USB 3.0 controller limitation, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under Windows®
OS environment and after the USB 3.0 driver installation.
• USB 3.0 devices can only be used as data storage only.
• We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster
and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
8.���������������
USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB 2.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
9.������������������������
Microphone port (pink). This port connects to a microphone.
10.����������������������
Line Out port (lime). This port connects to a headphone or speaker. In a 4, 6, or
8-channel configuration, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
11.���������������������������
Line In port (light blue). This port connects to a tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio
sources.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in the 2, 4, 6,
or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Headset 2-channel
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Light Blue (Rear panel)
Line In
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Lime (Rear panel)
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink (Rear panel)
Mic In
Mic In
Bass/Center
Bass/Center
Lime (Front panel)
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-
Side Speaker Out
12.��������������������������
Expansion slot brackets. Remove the expansion slot bracket when installing an
expansion card.
13.������������������
LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN)
through a network hub.
LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link LED
Status
Description
OFF
No link
ORANGE
Linked
BLINKING
Data activity
18
Speed LED
Status
OFF
ORANGE
GREEN
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
Description
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
LAN port
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14. Kensington® lock slot. The Kensington® lock slot allows the PC to be secured using
Kensington® compatible PC security cables.
15.���������������
USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB 2.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
16.����������
VGA port. This port is for VGA-compatible devices such as a VGA monitor.
17.�����������
Air vents. These vents allow air ventilation.
DO NOT block the air vents on the chassis. Always provide proper ventilation for your
computer.
18. Parallel Port (optional). This port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or other
devices.
19. Pad lock slot. This pad lock slot allows your PC to be secured using a standard pad
lock.
20. Serial port (optional). This COM1 port is for pointing devices or other serial devices.
ASUS BM6AE(MD780), BM1AE, and BP1AE(SD780)
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Front USB 3.0 port 2
Front USB 3.0 port 1
Front USB 2.0 port 3
Front USB 2.0 port 4
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1.
Power button. Press this button to turn on your computer.
2.
Optical disk drive eject button. Press this button to eject the optical disk drive tray.
3.
5.25 inch optical disk drive bay. The 5.25 inch optical disk drive bay is for 5.25 inch
DVD-ROM / CD-RW / DVD-RW devices.��
4.
HDD LED. This LED lights up when the hard disk drive operates.
5.
USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
• DO NOT connect a keyboard / mouse to any USB 3.0 port when installing Windows®
operating system.
• Due to USB 3.0 controller limitation, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under Windows®
OS environment and after the USB 3.0 driver installation.
• USB 3.0 devices can only be used as data storage only.
• We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster
and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
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6.
USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB 2.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
7.
3.5 inch drive bay. This 3.5 inch drive bay is for 3.5 inch hard disk drives / memory
card readers.
8.
Microphone. This port connects to a microphone.
9.
Headphone port. This port connects to a headphone or speaker.
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BP1AE(SD780) rear panel
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Rear USB 3.0 port 3
Rear USB 3.0 port 4
Rear USB 2.0 port 5
Rear USB 2.0 port 6
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PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2.
PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
3.
DisplayPort. This port connects a display monitor or home-theater system.
DisplayPort cannot be converted to DVI and HDMI.
4.
DVI-I port. This port is for any DVI-I compatible device and are HDCP compliant,
allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-Ray and other protected content.
5.
USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
• DO NOT connect a keyboard / mouse to any USB 3.0 port when installing Windows®
operating system.
• Due to USB 3.0 controller limitation, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under Windows®
OS environment and after the USB 3.0 driver installation.
• USB 3.0 devices can only be used as data storage only.
• We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster
and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
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USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB 2.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
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Microphone port (pink). This port connects to a microphone.
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Line Out port (lime). This port connects to a headphone or speaker. In a 4, 6, or
8-channel configuration, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
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Line In port (light blue). This port connects to a tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio
sources.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in the 2, 4, 6,
or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Headset 2-channel
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Light Blue (Rear panel)
Line In
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Lime (Rear panel)
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink (Rear panel)
Mic In
Mic In
Bass/Center
Bass/Center
Lime (Front panel)
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Side Speaker Out
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