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Aspire Notebook Series
Quick Guide
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Aspire Notebook Series Quick Guide
Original Issue: 04/2011
Model number: __________________________________
Serial number: ___________________________________
Date of purchase: ________________________________
Place of purchase: ________________________________
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First things first
We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for
meeting your mobile computing needs.
Your guides
To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides:
First off, the setup poster helps you get started with setting up your computer.
The Aspire Generic User Guide contains useful information applying to all
models in the Aspire product series. It covers basic topics such as using the
keyboard and audio, etc. Please understand that due to its nature, the Generic
User Guide will occasionally refer to functions or features which are only
contained in certain models of the series, but not necessarily in the model you
purchased. Such instances are marked in the text with language such as "only
for certain models".
The Quick Guide introduces you to the basic features and functions of your new
computer. For more on how your computer can help you to be more productive,
please refer to the Aspire Generic User Guide. This guide contains detailed
information on such subjects as system utilities, data recovery, expansion
options and troubleshooting. In addition it contains warranty information and
the general regulations and safety notices for your notebook. It is available in
Portable Document Format (PDF) and comes preloaded on your notebook.
Follow these steps to access it:
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Click on
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Click on Aspire Generic User Guide.
Start > All Programs > AcerSystem.
Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Reader. If Adobe Reader is not
installed on your computer, clicking on Aspire Generic User Guide will run
the Adobe Reader setup program first. Follow the instructions on the screen
to complete the installation. For instructions on how to use Adobe Reader,
access the Help and Support menu.
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Your Acer notebook tour
After setting up your computer as illustrated in the setup poster, let us show
you around your new Acer notebook.
Top view
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Item
Description
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Integrated
webcam
Web camera for video communication
(only for certain models).
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Display screen
Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD),
displays computer output (Configuration
may vary by models).
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Item
Description
Power button /
indicator
Turns the computer on and off. Indicates
the computer's power status.
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Keyboard
For entering data into your computer.
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Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which
functions like a computer mouse.
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HDD indicator
Indicates when the hard disk drive is
active.
Communication
indicator
Indicates the computer’s wireless
connectivity device status.
Power indicator
Indicates the computer's power status.
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Icon
Battery indicator
Indicates the computer's battery status.
1. Charging: The light shows amber when
the battery is charging.
2. Fully charged: The light shows blue
when in AC mode.
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Click buttons (left
and right)
The left and right buttons function like
the left and right mouse buttons.
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Microphone
Internal microphone for sound recording.
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Hotkeys
The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the
computer's controls like screen brightness and volume output.
To activate hotkeys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key
in the hotkey combination.
Function
Description
<Fn> + <F3>
Hotkey
Icon
Communication
Enables/disables the computer’s
communication devices.
<Fn> + <F4>
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep mode.
<Fn> + <F5>
Display toggle
Switches display output between
the display screen, external monitor
(if connected) and both.
<Fn> + <F6>
Screen blank
Turns the display screen backlight
off to save power. Press any key to
return.
<Fn> + <F7>
Touchpad
toggle
Turns the internal touchpad on and
off.
<Fn> + <F8>
Speaker toggle
Turns the speakers on and off.
<Fn> + < >
Brightness up
Increases the screen brightness.
<Fn> + < >
Brightness
down
Decreases the screen brightness.
<Fn> + < >
Volume up
Increases the sound volume.
<Fn> + < >
Volume down
Decreases the sound volume.
<Fn> +
<Home>
Play/Pause
Play or pause a selected media file.
<Fn> +
<Pg Up>
Stop
Stop playing the selected media file.
<Fn> +
<Pg Dn>
Previous
Return to the previous media file.
<Fn> +
<End>
Next
Jump to the next media file.
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Closed front view
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Item
Description
Multi-in-1 card reader Accepts Secure Digital (SD),
MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick
PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD).
Note: Push to remove/install the card.
Only one card can operate at any given
time.
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HDD indicator
Indicates when the hard disk drive is
active.
Communication
indicator
Indicates the computer’s wireless
connectivity device status.
Power indicator
Indicates the computer's power status.
Battery indicator
Indicates the computer's battery status.
1. Charging: The light shows amber
when the battery is charging.
2. Fully charged: The light shows blue
when in AC mode.
1. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed.
Rear view
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Item
Description
Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
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Left view
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Icon
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Item
Description
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DC-in jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
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Ethernet (RJ-45) port
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network.
3
External display
(VGA) port
Connects to a display device (e.g.,
external monitor, LCD projector).
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HDMI port
Supports high-definition digital video
connections.
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USB 2.0 port
Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
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Microphone jack
Accepts inputs from external
microphones.
Headphone/speaker
jack
Connects to audio devices (e.g., speakers,
headphones).
Note: Supports compatible 3.5 mm
headsets with built-in microphone (e.g.,
Acer smart handheld headsets).
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Right view
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Icon
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Item
Description
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USB 2.0 ports
Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
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Optical drive
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or
DVDs.
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Optical disk access
indicator
Lights up when the optical drive is
active.
4
Optical drive eject
button
Ejects the optical disk from the drive.
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Emergency eject
hole
Ejects the optical drive tray when the
computer is turned off.
Note: Insert a paper clip to the
emergency eject hole to eject the
optical drive tray when the computer
is off.
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Kensington lock slot Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
Note: Wrap the computer security
lock cable around an immovable
object such as a table or handle of a
locked drawer. Insert the lock into the
notch and turn the key to secure the
lock. Some keyless models are also
available.
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Base view
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Item
Description
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Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
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Battery release latch/
lock
Releases the battery for removal.
Insert a suitable tool into the latch and
slide to release.
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Memory
compartment
Houses the computer's main memory.
Hard disk bay
Houses the computer's hard disk (secured
with screws).
Environment
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Temperature:
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Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C
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Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C
Humidity (non-condensing):
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Operating: 20% to 80%
Non-operating: 20% to 80%
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