ASUS Desktop PC
CS5110/CS5111
User Manual
E3442
First Edition V1
October 2007
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correct and up to date. However, the manufacturer makes no guarantee
regarding the accuracy of its contents, and reserves the right to make changes
without prior notice.
Contents
Contents..................................................................................................3
Notices.....................................................................................................4
Safety information...............................................................................6
Notes for this manual.........................................................................7
Welcome.................................................................. 8
Package contents.................................................................................8
Knowing your Desktop PC..................................... 9
Front / Rear panel features...............................................................9
Setting up your Desktop PC................................. 12
Connecting devices.......................................................................... 12
Connecting the AC power adapter............................................. 13
Pressing the power button to turn on the system................ 13
Using your Desktop PC......................................... 14
Using the optical drive.................................................................... 14
Inserting a disc............................................................................. 14
Ejecting a disc.............................................................................. 14
Configuring audio setup................................................................ 15
Speaker configurations............................................................. 15
Connecting to speakers............................................................ 16
Configuring audio output settings............................................. 17
Using the Media Center remote (optional).............................. 18
Wireless network connection (optional).................................. 20
Bluetooth connection (optional)................................................. 21
Recovering your system....................................... 23
Using the recovery DVD................................................................. 23
Troubleshooting................................................... 25
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Notices
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.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
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.
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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.
Macrovision Corporation Product Notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that
is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other
intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation
and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and
is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless
otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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Safety information
Your ASUS Desktop PC is designed and tested to meet the latest
standards of safety for information technology equipment.
However, to ensure your safety, it is important that you read the
following safety instructions.
Setting up your system
• Read and follow all instructions in the documentation before
you operate your system.
• Do not use this product near water or a heated source such as
a radiator.
• Set up the system on a stable surface.
• Openings on the chassis are for ventilation. Do not block or
cover these openings. Make sure you leave plenty of space
around the system for ventilation. Never insert objects of any
kind into the ventilation openings.
• Use this product in environments with ambient temperatures
between 0˚C and 40˚C.
• If you use an extension cord, make sure that the total ampere
rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does
not exceed its ampere rating.
Care during use
• Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it.
• Do not spill water or any other liquids on your system.
• When the system is turned off, a small amount of
electrical current still flows. Always unplug all power, modem,
and network cables from the power outlets before cleaning
the system.
• If you encounter the following technical problems with the
product, unplug the power cord and contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
• The power cord or plug is damaged.
• Liquid has been spilled into the system.
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The system does not function properly even if you follow
the operating instructions.
The system was dropped or the cabinet is damaged.
The system performance changes.
LASER PRODUCT WARNING
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
NO DISASSEMBLY
The warranty does not apply to the products that
have been disassembled by users
This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that
the product (electrical, electronic equipment, and mercurycontaining button cell battery) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of
electronic products.
Notes for this manual
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note
of the following symbols used throughout this manual.
WARNING: Vital information that you MUST follow to prevent
injury to yourself.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
TIP: Tips and useful information that help you complete a task.
NOTE: Additional information for special situations.
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Welcome
Congratulations on your purchase of the ASUS Desktop PC. The
package contents of your new Desktop PC are listed below but
may vary with models. ASUS reserves the right to replace
components or accessories to provide optimum serviceability.
Contact your retailer if any item is damaged or missing.
Package contents
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ASUS Desktop PC x1
Keyboard x1
Mouse x1
AC power adapter x1
Power cord x1
Support DVD x1
Recovery DVD x1
Installation Guide x1
Anti-slip pad x1
Warranty card x1
Remote control (optional) x1
Visit the ASUS website at http://support.asus.com for any
updates.
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Knowing your Desktop PC
Front / Rear panel features
Front (Close)
Front (Open)
Rear
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The gray areas contain front/rear panel ports. These ports
and their locations may vary, depending on the model of your
system.
No. Button/LED Description
1.
Slot-in optical drive
2.
Optical drive eject button
3.
Slide the front panel cover open
4.
Wireless network/Bluetooth LED
5.
Hard disk drive LED
6.
Power button/LED
7.
Front panel cover
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No.
8.
Slot/Port
Description
MS/MS Pro
card slot
CF card slot
SD/MMC card
slot
MS/MS Pro/SD/
MMC card slot
4-pin IEEE
1394a port
S/PDIF In port
USB 2.0 ports
9.
10.
11.
Headphone
jack
Microphone
jack
Air vents
Power input
Kensington®
Lock port
VGA port
HDMI port
DVI-D port
12.
LAN (RJ-45)
port
USB 2.0 ports
Functions as a card reader for
various types of memory cards.
Connects to an IEEE 1394 device
such as a digital camrecorder.
Connects to digital audio source.
Connect to USB devices such as
a mouse, keyboard, or camera.
Plug a stereo or headphones
into this jack.
Plug a microphone into this jack.
Allows ventilation.
Supplies power.
Allows the PC to be secured to a
fixed object using Kensington®
compatible security products.
Connects to a TV or monitor
with different video output.
Plug a network cable into this
port.
Connect to USB devices such as
a mouse, keyboard, or camera.
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6-pin IEEE
1394a port
Optical S/PDIF
Out port
Coaxial S/PDIF
Out port
12.
5.1(6)-channel
audio ports
7.1(8)-channel
audio ports
Connects to an IEEE 1394 device
such as a digital camrecorder.
Connects to an amplifier for
digital audio output.
Connect to a 5.1(6) or
7.1(8)-channel speaker system.
Refer to page 15 and 16 for
setup details.
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Setting up your Desktop PC
Connecting devices
Do not block or cover
these openings.
Display
Network hub/
switch
Mouse
Keyboard
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7.1(8)-channel
speaker system
Connecting the AC power adapter
3
2
1
Pressing the power button to turn
on the system
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Using your Desktop PC
Using the optical drive
Inserting a disc
1. Place the disc to the slot-in optical drive with the label side
facing your left.
2. Slide the disc into the drive.
Label side
Data side
Ejecting a disc
1. While the system power is on, press the eject button.
2. Remove the disc from the opening.
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Configuring audio setup
ASUS Desktop PC comes with six audio jacks on the rear panel
that support up to 7.1 channel audio configurations.
Speaker configurations
You may set up your Desktop PC with the following speaker
configurations:
Audio jack
Speaker layout
Headphones
2 (stereo)
2.1
4.1
5.1(6)
7.1(8)
Left speaker, right speaker.
Left speaker, right speaker, and a
subwoofer.
Two front speakers, two rear
speakers, and a subwoofer.
Two front speakers, two rear
speakers, a center speaker, and a
subwoofer.
Two front speakers, two rear
speakers, two side speakers, a
center speaker, and a subwoofer.
Speaker types
A stereo speaker set is a left-right, two channel speaker system.
A multi-channel audio speaker has a left-right front and leftright rear channel, and it may include a subwoofer and a center
speaker. Side speakers are included in a more advanced system. A
subwoofer provides enhanced bass sounds.
“.1” indicates a subwoofer. For instance, 7.1 channels refers to an
eight-speaker mode and uses two front speakers (left-right), two
rear speakers (left-right), two side speakers (left-right), a center
speaker, and a subwoofer.
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Connecting to speakers
Refer to the table below for the audio jacks on the rear panel and
their functions.
Audio jack Description
Line In (light blue) connects to an analog audio
source like a CD/DVD player.
Line Out (lime) connects to a headset or front
speakers.
Microphone (pink) connects to a microphone.
Center/Subwoofer (orange) connects to a
center speaker or a subwoofer.
Rear Out (black) connects to rear speakers.
Side Out (gray) connects to side speakers.
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Configuring audio output settings
After connecting a speaker system to your Desktop PC, follow the
steps below to configure audio output:
1. Right-click the volume icon
on the Windows® Vista™
taskbar and select Playback
Devices.
2. Under the Playback window,
select an audio device and
click Set Default.
3. Click OK and you will see a
check beside the device you
select.
4. Relaunch your media player, e.g. Windows® Media Player or
Power DVD, and the device you set will serve as the default
audio output device.
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You must relaunch your media player to effect the audio
output device settings.
If you want to set up a recording device, select Recording
Devices in Step 1 and do what resembles Step 2 and 3.
If you use an HDMI display with S/PDIF audio output, set
Realtek Digital Output as the default in Step 2.
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Using the Media Center remote
(optional)
Use the remote to launch the Media Center program to play
media files such as music and movies. You can also install an
external TV box to watch TV and record TV programs.
Refer to the table below to familiarize yourself with the functions
of the remote control buttons.
1
2
3
22
21
20
4
19
5
18
6
7
17
8
16
9
10
15
11
12
14
13
No. Button
1.
Power
2.
3.
Pause
Stop
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Description
Press to turn on/off the power of the
screen and the speakers.
Press to pause a playback.
Press to stop playing a media file.
4.
5.
Fast-foward
Next track
Press to fast-forward a media file.
Press to go to the next track.
Press to display program information
6. Information
under Media Center or other menu
options.
Four-way
Press to scroll through on-screen
7.
navigation keys
display menus.
Windows® Media Press to launch the Media Center
8.
Center
program.
9. Channel up/down Press to change TV channels.*
10. Mute
Press to disable audio output.
Press to display a list of your recorded
11. Recorded TV
TV programs.*
EPG (Electronic
Press to display the electronic
12.
Program Guide)
program guide screen.*
13. Live TV button
Press to watch live TV programs. *
Toggles between numerical and
14. Shift
alphabetical input.
15. Teletext buttons
Available on European models only.
Press to increase/decrease the
16 Volume up/down
volume.
17. OK
Press to confirm an action.
18. Return
Press to return to the previous page.
19. Previous track
Press to go back to the previous track.
20. Rewind
Press to rewind a media file.
21. Play
Press to play a media file
22 Record
Press to start recording TV.
*The system does not come with built-in TV tuner. To use the TV
function, purchase an external TV box first.
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Wireless network connection
(optional)
To connect to a wireless network, follow the instructions below.
1. On the Windows® taskbar,
right-click on the network
icon and select Connect
to a network.
2. Select the wireless
network you want to
connect to from the list.
Select Show Wireless if
there are many networks
in your area.
3. Enter the security key or
passphrase if necessary.
This screen does not
appear if no security key
is needed.
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4. When a connection is
established, the network
status shows Connected.
Bluetooth connection (optional)
To connect to Bluetooth-enabled devices, follow the instructions
below.
1. Double-click the Bluetooth
icon on the Windows®
taskbar to start the
connection wizard.
2. Select the Bluetooth device
you want to connect to
from the list and click Next
to continue.
If you do not see the
device you want to
connect to on the list, click
Refresh to search for it.
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3. Enter the password for the
device if authentication is
required.
4. When the setup is
completed, click Next to
continue.
5. The device you are
connecting to is shown.
6. Click the New Connection
button and follow steps 1
to 5 to add more
Bluetooth devices.
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Recovering your system
Using the recovery DVD
The recovery DVD includes an image of the operating system
installed on your system at the factory. The recovery DVD,
working with the support DVD, provides a comprehensive
recovery solution that quickly restores your system to its original
working state, provided that your hard disk drive is in good
working order. Before using the recovery DVD, copy your data
files (such as Outlook PST files) to a USB device or to a network
drive and make note of any customized configuration settings
(such as network settings).
1. Turn on your ASUS Desktop PC and the ASUS logo appears.
Press F8 to enter the Please select boot device menu.
2. Insert the recovery DVD into the optical drive and select the
optical drive (“CDROM:XXX”) as the boot device. Press Enter
and then press any key to continue.
3. The Windows Boot Manager window appears. Select
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] and press Enter. Wait when
the Windows is loading files message appears.
4. Select where to install a new system. Options are:
Recover system to a partition
This option will delete only the partition you select from
below, allowing you to keep other partitions, and create a
new system partition as drive “C.” Select a partition and click
NEXT.
Recover system to entire HD
This option will delete all partitions from your hard disk drive
and create a new system partition as drive “C.” Select and
click Yes.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the recovery
process.
You will lose all your data during the system recovery. Make
sure that you make a backup of it before recovering the system.
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6. After the system recovery is completed, you will be asked to
insert the support DVD into the optical drive. Click OK and
the system reboots.
7. After the system reboots, Windows® Vista™ will begin
system configurations. Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the process, and then restart the computer.
This recovery DVD is for ASUS Desktop PC only. DO NOT use it
on other computers. Visit the ASUS website www.asus.com for
any updates.
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Troubleshooting
Read the following Q&As for troubleshooting guide. If these do
not give you answers, you may contact us directly at the contact
information provided in the support DVD.
What can I do if my Desktop PC cannot be powered on?
Check if the power LED on the front panel lights up. It does not
light up if no power is supplied to the system.
• Find out if the power cord is plugged in.
• When you use an extension cord or a voltage regulator,
ensure that you have plugged it into the wall socket and
switched it on.
What can I do if my Desktop PC cannot enter the operating
system?
• Make sure that you use memory modules that the system
supports and that you install them properly on the sockets.
• Check if your peripheral devices are compatible with the
system. Some USB storage devices, for example, are with
different disk drive structure and enter sleep mode easily.
If the above steps do not solve the problem, contact your retailer
or perform system recovery using the supplied recovery DVD.
You will lose all your data during the system recovery. Make
sure that you make a backup of it before recovering the system.
Why is it that I cannot hear anything from my speakers/
headphones?
Check the volume icon on the Windows® taskbar to see if it is set
to mute
. If so, double-click this icon to display the volume bar,
and then click the mute icon under the bar to cancel the muted
mode
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Why is it that a CD/DVD cannot be read from or written to?
• Make sure that you use a disc compatible with the optical
drive.
• Check if you insert the disc properly or if there is any scratch
on the disc.
• Find out if the disc is with write protection.
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