Acer 1300 series Laptop User Manual

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Acer Aspire 1300 series
User’s guide
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Copyright © 2002
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Acer Aspire 1300 Series Notebook Computer User's Guide
Original Issue: May 2002
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First things first
Your guides
Basic care and tips for using your computer
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Getting familiar with your computer
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A tour of your computer
Front view
Left view
Right view
Rear view
Bottom view
Features
Display
Indicators
Keyboard
Special keys
Keyboard ergonomics
Touchpad
Touchpad basics
Launch keys
Storage
Inserting and ejecting a diskette
Ejecting the optical drive tray
Emergency ejection of the optical drive tray
Connectivity options
Ethernet and LAN
Fax/data modem
Audio
Securing your computer
Security slot
Passwords
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Operating on battery power
Battery pack
Battery pack characteristics
Installing and removing the battery pack
Charging the battery
Checking the battery level
Optimizing battery life
Battery-low warning
Power management
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Peripherals and options
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External display devices
External input devices
External keyboard
External keypad
External pointing device
Printer
Audio devices
Expansion devices
PC Card
USB devices
Miscellaneous options
Battery pack
AC adapter
Key component upgrades
Memory upgrade
Hard disk upgrade
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Moving with your computer
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Disconnecting from the desktop
Moving around
Preparing the computer
What to bring to short meetings
What to bring to long meetings
Taking the computer home
Preparing the computer
What to bring with you
Special considerations
Setting up a home office
Traveling with the computer
Preparing the computer
What to take with you
Special considerations
Traveling internationally with your computer
Preparing the computer
What to take with you
Special considerations
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Software
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System software
Launch Manager
BIOS Setup Utility
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Frequently asked questions
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Appendix A Specifications
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Appendix B Notices
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Index
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Your guides
A set of guides is provided to help you set up and use your Aspire computer.:
The Just for starters… poster shows you how to set up your computer.
This User's Guide provides clear and concise information on using your
computer productively. You are advised to read it thoroughly and keep it
handy for future reference.
For more information on our products, services, and support, please visit our web site
www.global.acer.com.
Basic care and tips for using your computer
Turning your computer on and off
To turn on your computer, open the lid and press the power button above the
keyboard.
To turn the power off, you can do any of the following:
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Click on the Start button in Windows, and then select Shut Down on the popup
menu.
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Push the power button.
To use this method, you must first click on the Power Management icon in
Windows Control Panel, and then check that the power button is set to shut
down the computer when pressed. See Windows Help for more information.
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Note: if you are unable to shut down the computer in the usual way, press and
hold the power switch for more than four seconds. You should then wait at least
two seconds before turning the computer on again.
Taking care of your computer
Your computer will serve you well if you take care of it.
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Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it near sources of
heat, such as a radiator.
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Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0°C (32°F), or above 50°C
(122°F).
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Do not expose the computer to magnetic fields.
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Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture.
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Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer.
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Do not subject the computer to heavy shock or vibration.
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Do not expose the computer to dust or dirt.
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Do not place objects on top of the computer.
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Do not slam the lid shut. Close the computer gently.
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Do not place the computer on unstable or uneven surfaces.
Taking care of your AC adapter
It is important that you look after your AC adapter.
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Do not connect the adapter to any other device.
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Do not step on the power cord or place heavy objects on it. Route the power cord
away from areas where people might walk on it or trip over it.
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Do not pull on the power cord when disconnecting from the mains power socket.
Grasp and pull the plug instead.
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The total ampere ratings of equipment plugged into a power strip should not
exceed the ampere rating for that power strip.
Taking care of your battery pack
It is also important that you look after your computer's battery pack.
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Use the correct battery model for your computer. Do not use other kinds of
batteries.
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Turn the power off before removing or replacing the battery.
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Do not tamper with the battery. Keep the battery away from children.
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Dispose of batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if possible.
Cleaning and servicing
When cleaning your computer, it is important that you follow these steps:
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Turn off the computer and remove the battery.
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Disconnect the AC adapter.
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Clean with a soft cloth moistened with a little water. Do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners.
Refer to the chapter entitled Troubleshooting my computer if any of the following
occurs:
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You drop the computer or damage the case.
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You spill liquid on the computer.
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The computer does not operate normally.
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Getting familiar with
your computer
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Your Aspire 1300 series notebook computer combines
solid performance, versatility, multimedia capabilities
and portability with a stylish design. Increase your
productivity by working wherever you are.
This chapter provides an in-depth "tour" of your
computer's features.
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After setting up your new Aspire notebook computer, as illustrated in the Just for
starters… poster, take a few minutes to explore the unit.
Front view
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Item
Description
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Display
Large liquid crystal display (LCD) provides visual output.
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Launch keys
4 buttons that can be programmed to start frequently used
applications.
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Power button
Turns the computer on and off.
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Touchpad
Touch sensitive pad that functions like a computer mouse.
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Click buttons &
scroll key
Right and left buttons that provide the same functions as the
buttons on a computer mouse. The scroll key scrolls the
contents of a window up and down.
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Speakers
Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output.
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Palm rest
Provides a comfortable platform for your hands when typing
on the keyboard.
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Keyboard
Full-size keyboard for inputting typed data.
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Status indicators
Light emitting diodes (LED) that show the status of the
computer and its components.
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Latch
Locks and releases the lid.
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Left view
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Item
Description
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Modem jack
Connects the built-in fax/data modem to a
phone line.
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Network jack
Connects the computer to an Ethernet 10/100based network.
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Microphone-in jack
Connects an external microphone for audio
input.
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Headphone jack
Connects headphones for audio output.
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PC card eject button
Press the eject button to remove a PC card from
the PC card slot.
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PC card slot
The slot supports a standard Type II or Type III
PC card (PCMCIA or CardBus).
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Floppy disk drive
Supports a standard 3.5" diskette.
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Floppy disk eject button
Press the eject button to remove a diskette from
the floppy disk drive.
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Right view
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Item
Description
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Optical drive
Depending on your model, the optical drive is one
of the following:
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CD-ROM drive for reading CDs.
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DVD-ROM drive for reading CDs and DVDs.
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DVD/CD-RW combo drive for reading CDs
and DVDs, and writing to CD-Rs and CD-RWs.
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Optical drive emergency
eject hole
Used to eject an optical disc when the computer is
turned off.
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Optical drive eject button
Press the eject button to remove a disc from the
optical drive.
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Optical disc read indicator
Light emitting diode (LED) that indicates when an
optical disc is being read.
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Rear view
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Item
Description
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Kensington lock slot
For attaching a security connector.
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DC-in jack
Connects the AC adapter.
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USB ports
2 ports for connecting USB devices.
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External display port
Connects an external (VGA) display monitor.
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Parallel port
Connects a parallel device, such as a printer.
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Ventilation slots
Enables the computer to stay cool, even after
prolonged use.
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Bottom view
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Item
Description
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Ventilation slots
Enables the computer to stay cool, even after
prolonged use.
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Battery
The computer's removable battery.
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Battery release latch
Slide and hold the latch, and then pull the battery to
remove it from the unit.
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Hard disk bay
Removable cover provides access to the computer's
hard drive.
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Memory compartment
Removable cover provides access to the memory
slots for upgrading the computer's memory.
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Performance
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Mobile AMD Athlon XP1400+, XP1600+, or higher processor.
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VIA ProSavage KN133 chipset.
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2 memory slots supporting 133MHz SDRAM (PC-133), upgradeable to 1GB.
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20GB Enhanced-IDE hard disk.
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Microsoft Windows XP operating system.
Multimedia
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Built-in optical drive (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or DVD/CD-RW combo drive).
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14.1” or 15.0” XGA TFT LCD panel.
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Built-in stereo speakers.
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Audio input and output jacks.
Connectivity
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Integrated 10/100Mbps Ethernet connection.
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Built-in 56Kbps fax/data modem.
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2 universal serial bus (USB) ports.
Human-centric design and ergonomics
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All-in-one design (incorporating hard drive, optical drive and floppy disk drive).
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Rugged, yet extremely portable, construction.
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Stylish appearance.
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Full-size keyboard with 4 programmable launch keys.
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Comfortable palm rest area with well-positioned touchpad.
Expansion
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PC card slot enables a range of add-on options.
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Upgradeable hard disk and memory modules.
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Display
The 14.1” or 15.0” display panel provides a large viewing area for maximum efficiency
and ease-of-use. The thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) supports
extended graphics array (XGA) resolution, enabling 16.7 million colors at 1024 x 768.
Video performance
Your Aspire 1300 series notebook computer features an accelerated graphics port
(AGP) video system integrated in the VIA ProSavage KN133 chipset. This provides a
robust solution, while enabling high quality video output.
Simultaneous display
Your computer's large display, combined with its multimedia capabilities, makes it
ideally suited to delivering presentations.
You can also connect an external monitor or projector, and then choose to use the
computer's LCD panel only, the external device only, or the LCD panel and external
device simultaneously.
Simultaneous display allows you to manage a presentation on your computer, while
your audience watches the monitor or projector screen.
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Your computer provides an array of six indicators located above the keyboard, in
addition to two indicators positioned at the front of the palm rest area. These
indicators show the status of the computer and its components.
The six indicators located above the keyboard provide the following status
information:
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Description
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Caps Lock active.
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Num Lock active. (Note: the keypad lock must be turned on to use the
embedded numeric keypad.)
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Scroll Lock active.
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Floppy disk drive activity.
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Hard disk drive activity.
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Optical drive activity.
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The two indicators located at the front of the unit provide the following status
information:
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Description
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Battery charge:
Green the AC adapter is connected and the battery is fully charged.
Amber the AC adapter is connected and the battery is charging.
Red
the AC adapter is connected and the battery has a fault.
Off
the AC adapter is not connected, or the battery is not installed.
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Power mode:
Steady green
the computer is on (even if the display is turned off).
Flashing green the computer is in standby mode.
Off
the computer is turned off, or in hibernation mode.
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The keyboard features full-size keys with an embedded keypad, separate cursor control
keys, two Windows keys, and twelve function keys (hot keys).
Special keys
Lock keys
F9
NumLK
F10
Scr LK
Caps Lock
Fn
The computer features three lock keys, each with its own status indicator light.
Lock Key
Description
Caps Lock
When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters are typed in uppercase.
Toggle on and off by pressing the Caps Lock key on the left side of the
keyboard.
Num Lock
When Num Lock is on, the embedded numeric keypad can be used. Toggle
on and off by pressing the Fn + F9 keys simultaneously.
Scroll Lock
When Scroll Lock is on, the screen toggles up or down one line at a time
when the up and down cursor control keys are pressed. Note: Scroll Lock
doesn't work in all applications. Toggle on and off by pressing the Fn + F10
keys simultaneously.
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Embedded keypad
The embedded keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by
small blue numbers and characters on the applicable keys.
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2
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3
0
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To use the embedded numeric keys, toggle the Num Lk on by pressing the Fn + F9 keys
simultaneously.
With the embedded keypad turned on, the following actions are possible:
Desired Access
Num lock On
Num lock Off
Number keys on embedded
keypad.
Type numbers using
embedded keypad in the
normal way.
Cursor control keys on
embedded keypad.
Hold down the Shift key
while using the cursor keys
on the embedded keypad.
Hold Fn key while using
cursor-control keys.
Main keyboard keys.
Hold down the Fn key while
typing letters using the
embedded keypad keys.
Simultaneously press the
Shift key for capital letters.
Type letters in the normal
way.
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The keyboard features two keys that provide Windows-specific functions.
Key
Description
Windows key
Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows
Start button; it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with
other keys to provide a variety of functions:
á + Tab activates the next Taskbar button.
á + E opens the My Computer window.
á + F1 opens Help and Support.
á + F opens the Find: All Files dialog box.
á + M minimizes all windows.
Shift + á + M undoes the minimize all windows ( á + M) action.
á + R opens the Run dialog box.
Applications key
This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; it
opens the application's context menu.
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Hotkeys
Using the Fn key with another key creates a hot key, providing a quick and convenient
method for controlling various functions.
To use a hot key, first hold down the Fn key. Next, press the second key in the
combination. Finally, release both keys.
Fn
Your computer provides the following hot keys:
HotKey
Function
Fn + F1
Decreases the display panel brightness.
Fn + F2
Increases the display panel brightness.
Fn + F5
Toggles the display setting between (1) the computer's LCD panel, (2)
an external display device connected to the external display port, and
(3) simultaneous display on the computer's LCD panel and an external
display device.
Fn + F9
Toggles Num Lk on and off. (See "Special keys").
Fn + F10
Toggles the keyboard's Scroll Lock on and off. (See "Special keys").
Fn + Home
Toggles the sound on and off. (Mute.)
Fn + Page Up
Increases the sound volume. (Doesn't work for an external keyboard.)
Fn + Page Down
Decreases the sound volume. (Doesn't work for an external keyboard.)
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Your computer supports the new Euro currency character. First, hold down the Alt Gr
key, and then press the Euro key..
Alt Gr
Keyboard ergonomics
The wide palm rest area provides a comfortable platform for your hands when typing
on the keyboard. The ergonomic design enables you to adopt a relaxed, yet very
efficient, typing style.
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Touchpad
The built-in touchpad is a PS/2- compatible pointing device that senses movement on
its surface. The cursor responds to your finger movements on the touchpad. In
addition, the two click buttons provide the same functionality as a computer mouse,
while the scroll key enables easy up and down scrolling in documents and web pages.
The touchpad is located in the middle of the palm rest area, providing maximum
comfort and efficiency.
Touchpad basics
Use the touchpad as follows:
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Slide your finger over the surface of the touchpad to control the movement of the
cursor. Tap the touchpad to perform selection and execution functions.
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Press the left (1) and right (3) click buttons to perform selection and execution
functions, just as you would use the buttons on a computer mouse.
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Use the scroll key (2) to scroll through long documents and web pages. Press the
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top of the key to scroll up, and the bottom to scroll down.
Left Button
Execute
Click twice quickly.
Tap twice quickly.
Select
Click once.
Tap once.
Drag
Click and hold.
Then, slide your
finger across the
touchpad to drag
the cursor over the
selection.
Tap twice quickly. On the second tap,
slide your finger across the touchpad
to drag the cursor over the selection.
Access
content
menu
Tap
Click once.
Note: keep your fingers, as well as the surface of the touchpad, clean and dry. The
touchpad is sensitive to your finger movements: the lighter your touch, the
better the response. Tapping hard will not increase the touchpad's
responsiveness.
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Button
Function
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Launch keys
Located at the top of the keyboard are four buttons. These buttons are called launch
keys. They are designated as key 1,key 2,key 3 and key 4. By default, key 1 is used to
launch the email application and key 2 is used to launch the Internet browser. Keys 3
and 4 start the Launch Manager application. All four launch keys can be set by the
user. To set the launch keys, run the Acer Launch Manager.
Launch key
Default application
Email
Launches your email application.
Web browser
Launches your Internet browser.
P1
User-programmable
P2
User-programmable
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Your computer's all-in-one design offers a variety of data storage options:
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The high capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk drive.
The hard drive is upgradeable, enabling you to increase your storage capacity in
the future. Consult your dealer if you need to upgrade.
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The floppy disk drive.
The floppy disk drive accepts standard 1.44MB 3.5" diskettes.
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The high speed optical drive.
Depending on your model, you have a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or DVD/CD-RW
combo drive. The optical drive provides increased storage capacity, as well as
offering a host of multimedia possibilities.
See the section entitled, "A tour of your computer," for the locations of these drives.
Inserting and ejecting a diskette
To insert a diskette in the floppy disk drive:
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Push the diskette into the drive. Make sure that the label is on the outer edge, and
facing upwards.
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The diskette will click in place, and the floppy disk eject button will pop out.
To remove a diskette from the floppy disk drive:
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Push the floppy disk eject button.
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The diskette will be released, and partially pop out of the drive.
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Pull the diskette from the drive.
Ejecting the optical drive tray
To eject the optical drive tray:
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With the computer turned on, press the optical drive eject button.
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The tray will be released, and partially pop open.
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Gently pull the tray out to its limit.
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To load an optical disc:
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Place a CD or DVD on the open tray. Align the disc's center hole with the tray's
spindle.
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Gently push down on the disc until it clicks in place on the spindle.
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Gently push in the tray until it clicks closed.
Emergency ejection of the optical drive tray
If you need to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off, push a
straightened paper clip into the optical drive emergency eject hole. The tray will be
released, and partially pop open.
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Your computer has built-in connectivity options, enabling you to hook up to a
network or communicate over a phone line.
Ethernet and LAN
The integrated network feature allows you to connect your computer to an Ethernetbased (10/100Mbps) network.
To use the network feature, plug an Ethernet cable into your computer's network jack,
and then connect the other end to a network jack or hub on your network.
See Windows Help for information on setting up a network connection.
Fax/data modem
Your computer features a built-in fax/data modem, enabling you to communicate over
a phone line. This means that you can connect to the Internet via a dialup account
with an ISP, log in to your network from a remote location, or send faxes.
Warning: your modem is not compatible with digital phone lines. Plugging the
computer into a digital phone system will damage the modem.
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To use the fax/data modem, plug a phone cable into your computer's modem jack,
and then connect the other end to a telephone jack.
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Your computer includes an integrated stereo audio system. Built-in stereo speakers are
located at the front of the unit.
Volume is adjusted using software, such as Volume Control in Windows, or any other
application that provides a volume adjustment control.
Two audio ports on the left side of the computer enable external devices to be
connected. See, "A tour of your computer," for the location of the audio ports. For
information on connecting external devices, see "Audio devices," in the section
entitled, "Peripherals and options."
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Securing your computer
Your computer features hardware and software security solutions, in the form of a slot
for a Kensington lock and a password facility.
Security slot
A slot for a Kensington slot enables you to physically protect your computer from
theft. Use this feature as follows:
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Wrap a security lock cable around a heavy or immoveable object, such as a
drawer handle on a file cabinet, or a table leg.
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Insert the lock into the slot on the computer, turn it 90°, and then lock it in place.
Passwords
You can protect your computer from unauthorized access by setting Windows
password protection. The user must enter the password before beginning a Windows
session.
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First, open User Accounts in Windows Control Panel and select your account.
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Click Create a Password, and then set your desired password.
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Click Performance and Maintenance, Power Options in Control Panel.
•
On the Advanced tab, select the option to prompt for a password when your
computer resumes from standby.
To cancel password protection, reset the password with a blank password.
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Operating on battery
power
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Your Aspire 1300 series notebook computer operates on battery
or AC power.
This chapter provides information for operating on battery
power, as well as information on how your computer manages
and saves power.
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Your computer uses a re-chargeable Ni-Mh or Li-Ion battery pack.
Battery pack characteristics
The battery pack has the following characteristics:
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Employs current battery technology standards.
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Delivers a battery-low warning.
To prolong the life of your Ni-Mh battery pack, fully deplete the battery before
recharging. A Li-Ion battery, however, can be recharged at any time.
The battery is recharged whenever you connect the computer to the mains power
supply. Your computer supports charge-in-use, enabling you to recharge the battery
while you continue to operate the computer. However, recharging with the computer
turned off results in a significantly faster charge time.
The battery will come in handy when you travel or during a power failure. It is advisable
to have an extra fully charged battery pack available as backup. Contact your dealer for
details on ordering a spare battery pack.
Maximizing the battery's life
Like all other batteries, your computer's battery will degrade over time. This means
that the battery's performance will diminish with time and use. To maximize your
battery's life, you are advised to adhere to the recommendations set out below.
Conditioning a new battery pack
Before you use a battery pack for the first time, there is a "conditioning" process that
you should follow:
1
Insert the new battery in the computer. Do not turn the computer on.
2
Connect the AC adapter and fully charge the battery.
3
Disconnect the AC adapter.
4
Turn on the computer and operate using battery power.
5
Fully deplete the battery until the battery-low warning appears.
6
Reconnect the AC adapter and fully charge the battery again.
Follow these steps again until the battery has been charged and discharged three times.
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Use this conditioning process for all new batteries, or if a battery hasn't been used for a
long time. If the computer is to be stored for more than two weeks, you are advised to
remove the battery pack from the unit.
Warning: do not expose battery packs to temperatures below 0°C (32°F) or
above 60°C (140°F). Extreme temperatures may adversely affect the battery pack.
By following the battery conditioning process you condition your battery to accept the
maximum possible charge. Failure to follow this procedure will prevent you from
obtaining the maximum battery charge, and will also shorten the effective lifespan of
the battery.
In addition, the useful lifespan of the battery is adversely affected by the following
usage patterns:
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Using the computer on constant AC power with the battery inserted. If you want
to use constant AC power, you are advised to remove the battery pack after it is
fully charged.
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Not discharging and recharging the battery to its extremes, as described above.
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Frequent use; the more you use the battery, the faster it will reach the end of its
effective life. A standard computer battery has a lifespan of about 500 charges.
Installing and removing the battery pack
Important! Before removing the battery from the unit, connect the AC adapter if
you want to continue using your computer. Otherwise, turn off the computer
first.
To install a battery pack:
1
Align the battery with the open battery bay; make sure that the end with the
contacts will enter first, and that the top surface of the battery is facing up.
2
Slide the battery into the battery bay and gently push until the battery locks in
place.
To remove a battery pack:
1
Slide the battery release latch to release the battery.
2
Pull the battery from the battery bay.
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To charge the battery, first make sure that it is correctly installed in the battery bay.
Plug the AC adapter into the computer, and connect to a mains power outlet. You can
continue to operate your computer on AC power while your battery is charging.
However, charging the battery with the computer turned off results in a significantly
faster charge time.
Note: you are advised to charge the battery before retiring for the day. Allowing
the battery to charge overnight before traveling enables you to start the next day
with a fully charged battery.
Checking the battery level
The Windows Power Meter indicates the current battery level. Rest the cursor over the
battery/power icon on the taskbar to see the battery's present charge level.
Optimizing battery life
Optimizing battery life helps you get the most out of battery operation, prolonging the
charge/recharge cycle and improving recharging efficiency. You are advised to follow
the suggestions set out below:
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Purchase an extra battery pack.
•
Use AC power whenever possible, reserving your battery for on-the-go use.
•
Eject a PC card if it is not being used, as it will continue to draw power.
•
Store the battery pack in a cool, dry place. The recommended temperature is 10°C
to 30°C. Higher temperatures cause the battery to self-discharge faster.
•
Excessive recharging decreases the battery life.
•
Look after your AC adapter and battery. See, "Taking care of your AC adapter,"
and, "Taking care of your battery pack."
Battery-low warning
When using battery power pay attention to the Windows Power Meter.
Warning: connect the AC adapter as soon as possible after the battery-low
warning appears. Data will be lost if the battery to become fully depleted and the
computer shuts down.
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When the battery-low warning appears, the recommended course of action depends
on your situation:
Situation
Recommended Action
The AC adapter and a
power outlet are
available.
1. Plug the AC adapter into the computer, and then connect to the
mains power supply.
2. Save all necessary files.
3. Resume work.
Turn off the computer if you want to recharge the battery rapidly.
An extra fully charged
battery pack is
available.
1. Save all necessary files.
2. Close all applications.
3. Shut down the operating system to turn off the computer.
4. Replace the battery pack.
5. Turn on the computer and resume work.
The AC adapter or a
power outlet is
unavailable. You have
no spare battery pack.
1. Save all necessary files.
2. Close all applications.
3. Shut down the operating system to turn off the computer.
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Your computer features a built-in power management unit that constantly monitors
system activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or more of the
following devices: keyboard, touchpad/mouse, floppy disk drive, hard disk drive,
optical drive, peripherals connected to the computer, and video memory. If no activity
is detected for a period of time (the settings are controlled in Windows Power
Management), the computer turns off some, or all, of these devices in order to
conserve power.
Your computer employs a power management scheme that supports ACPI (Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface), enabling maximum power conservation without
compromising system performance. ACPI allows Windows to control the amount of
power given to each device attached to the computer. In this way, Windows handles all
power-saving chores for your computer. Refer to Windows Help for more information.
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Peripherals and
options
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Your Aspire 1300 series notebook computer offers good
expansion capabilities.
This chapter provides information on connecting
peripherals to expand your system. It also describes how
to upgrade key components to enhance system
performance and keep your computer in step with the
latest technology.
You are advised to consult your dealer for information on
peripherals. In addition, make sure that you read the
manuals and other documentation provided with new
hardware.
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You can connect an external (VGA) monitor or projector to your computer's external
display port. See the section entitled "Display" for information on using the computer's
simultaneous display and multi-display features.
Use the Fn + F5 hot key to toggle the display setting between the computer's LCD
panel and the external display device. See "Hot keys" for more information.
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External input devices
You can connect a variety of input devices to your computer's USB ports, providing
increased functionality and greater ease-of-use. In addition, the USB ports can be used
to connect many other peripheral devices, such as digital cameras, printers and
scanners. See "Expansion devices" for more information on connecting USB devices.
External keyboard
Your computer features a full-size keyboard. However, if you prefer, you can connect an
external keyboard to one of your computer's USB ports. This enables you to enjoy the
comfort and added features of a full-size desktop system keyboard when inputting
typed data on your notebook computer.
External keypad
Your computer features an embedded keypad that, when combined with the Num
Lock feature, enables you to easily input typed numeric data. Alternatively, you can
connect a 17-key numeric keypad to one of your computer's USB ports. This enables
you to enjoy the benefits of a numeric keypad without interfering with your use of the
computer's keyboard for typing text.
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Your computer features a sensitive touchpad pointing device with two click buttons
and a scroll key. However, if you prefer to use a conventional mouse or other pointing
device, you can connect it to one of your computer's USB ports.
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Printer
Your computer supports both parallel and USB printers.
Refer to the printer's manual for information on:
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Setting up the hardware.
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Installing the necessary drivers in Windows.
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Operating instructions.
To use a USB printer, simply connect the device to one of your computer's USB ports,
and then wait for Windows to find the new hardware.
To connect a parallel printer, first shut down the operating system. Connect the printer
to the parallel port, and then restart the computer. Wait for Windows to find the new
hardware.
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Your computer offers built-in stereo speakers, as well as an internal microphone. See
the section entitled "Audio" for more information on these features. However, in
addition to the integrated devices, the two audio ports on the left side of the unit
enable you to connect external audio input and output devices.
You can plug an external microphone into your computer's microphone-in jack. This
offers the convenience of greater freedom of movement, as well as improved audio
input quality.
Connect headphones to the headphone jack for private listening and improved audio
output quality.
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Expansion devices
PC Card
Your computer features a PC card slot that supports a standard Type II or Type III PC
card (PCMCIA or CardBus). This greatly increases your computer's usability and
expandability. A variety of PC cards are available, such as flash memory, SRAM, fax/
data modem, LAN, and SCSI cards. Consult your dealer for information on PC card
options for your computer.
Note: refer to your card's manual for details on how to install and use the card.
To insert a PC card:
1
Align the card with your computer's PC card slot. Make sure that the edge with
the connectors is facing the slot, and that the card is the right way up. Many cards
are marked with an arrow to help you insert them correctly.
2
Slide the card into the slot, and then push gently until the card connects.
3
If necessary, connect the card's cable to the jack on the outer edge of the card.
4
Windows will automatically detect the card's presence.
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To remove a PC card:
Close the application that is using the PC card.
2
Double click on the PC card icon on the taskbar, and then select the option to
safely remove the card. Wait for the message telling you that it is now safe to
remove the card.
3
Press the PC card eject button to partially eject the card from the slot.
4
Pull the card from the slot.
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USB devices
Your computer features two USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports for connecting a range of
USB peripherals. See "External input devices" and "Printer" for information on
connecting a USB keyboard, keypad, mouse or printer. Other common USB devices
include digital cameras, scanners, and external storage devices.
USB is plug and play, which means that you can connect and start using a USB device
without having to restart your computer. You can also disconnect the device at any
time.
A further advantage of USB is the ability to use USB hubs. This means that several
devices can share a USB port simultaneously.
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Battery pack
It is a good idea to have a spare battery, especially when you travel with your computer.
This greatly increases your productive range when you are on the move.
AC adapter
Having a spare AC adapter allows you to keep one in two different places. For example,
you could have one AC adapter at home and another at work. This means that you
don't have to carry an AC adapter when traveling between your two base locations.
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Key component upgrades
Your computer is designed to deliver solid performance. However, in time, you might
find that your applications demand even more computing power. For this reason, you
are able to upgrade key components.
Note: contact your authorized dealer if you decide to perform a key component
upgrade.
Memory upgrade
Your computer features two memory slots that accept soDIMMs (Small Outline Dual
Inline Memory Modules). The memory slots support PC-133 SDRAM (Synchronous
Dynamic Random Access Memory).
The memory slots are easily accessible, allowing you to upgrade your computer's
memory.
To install memory:
1
Turn off the computer. Make sure that the AC adapter is disconnected, and then
remove the battery pack.
2
Turn the computer over to access the memory compartment on the bottom of
the unit. Remove the screw from the memory compartment door, and then lift
the door off.
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Insert the memory module diagonally in the slot (a), and then press down gently
until it clicks in place (b).
4
Replace the memory compartment door, and fasten the screw.
The computer automatically detects the new module and reconfigures the memory.
Hard disk upgrade
It is possible to replace your hard disk with a higher capacity drive when you need
more storage space. Your computer uses a 9.5mm 2.5-inch Enhanced-IDE hard disk.
Consult your dealer if you need to perform a hard disk upgrade.
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Moving with your
computer
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Your Aspire 1300 series notebook computer is
ideal for taking with you when you move around.
This chapter provides tips on things to consider
when traveling with your computer.
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Before moving with your computer, you must turn it off and disconnect all peripherals:
1
Save your work and close all applications.
2
Shut down Windows to turn off your computer.
3
Unplug the AC adapter from the mains outlet, and then disconnect it from the
computer.
4
Disconnect any external devices, such as a keyboard, mouse, or printer, that are
attached to your computer.
5
If you are using a security lock cable, disconnect the lock from the computer.
6
Pack your computer in a strong, waterproof bag or case.
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Moving around
Sometimes you might need to move your computer a short distance. For example, you
might need to move from your office desk to a meeting room. In these situations, you
don't have to shut down the operating system.
Preparing the computer
First, disconnect any peripherals that you don't want to take with you. Next close the
lid, placing your computer in Standby mode. You can now safely carry it around the
building with you.
When you are ready to use your computer again, open the lid and then press the
power button to bring it out of Standby mode.
What to bring to short meetings
If your battery is fully charged, you probably won't need to take anything else with you
to the meeting.
What to bring to long meetings
For longer meetings, take along the AC adapter. You can use mains power throughout
the meeting, or you can run down your battery first, and then connect the AC adapter
after receiving the battery-low warning.
If the meeting room does not have an available power outlet, reduce your computer's
power consumption by putting it in Standby mode during long periods of inactivity. It
is advisable to take along a spare battery if you have one.
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When you move between your office and home you will need to prepare your
computer for the short trip.
Preparing the computer
After disconnecting your computer from the desktop (see "Disconnecting from the
desktop"), prepare the unit as follows:
1
Remove all media from the drives. Loaded media can damage the drive heads
during transit.
2
Pack the computer in a protective case that is padded to guard against knocks.
Make sure that the unit cannot slide around inside the case.
Caution: avoid packing items next to the top of the computer, as this could result
in damage to the screen.
What to bring with you
If you don't have spare items at home, it is advisable to take along the AC adapter and
this User's Guide.
Special considerations
To protect your computer in transit, it is advisable to pay attention to the following:
•
Minimize the effect of temperature changes. Keep your computer with you
instead of placing it in storage holds.
•
Avoid leaving your computer in a hot car.
•
Changes in temperature and humidity can cause condensation to form in your
computer. Before turning the computer on, allow it to return to room
temperature, and then check the screen for signs of condensation. If the
temperature change is greater than 10°C (18°F), allow the computer to come to
room temperature slowly by placing it in a room with a temperature between the
outside and room temperatures.
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Setting up a home office
If you frequently work on your computer at home, as well as at work, it may be
worthwhile purchasing a second AC adapter. This will allow you to travel lighter, as you
can keep an AC adapter in each location.
You might also find it worthwhile keeping a second set of peripherals at home, such as
a keyboard, keypad, mouse and printer.
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Sometimes you might need to make longer trips with your computer.
Preparing the computer
Prepare the computer as you would for moving between your office and home. It is
advisable to make sure that the battery is fully charged. If you are traveling by air, you
might be required to turn on the computer during security checks.
What to take with you
It is advisable to take the following items with you:
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AC adapter.
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Spare, fully charged battery packs.
•
Additional printer driver files (if you plan to use another printer).
•
Phone and network cables (if you plan to use the computer's modem and
network connections).
Special considerations
In addition to the considerations for taking your computer home, keep the following in
mind:
•
Always take your computer as carry-on luggage.
•
If possible, have your computer manually inspected at security checks. Although
the computer can pass safely through security X-ray machines, you should never
expose it to a metal detector.
•
If carried separately, avoid exposing floppy disks to hand-held metal detectors.
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Traveling internationally with your computer
Occasionally you might need to travel between countries with your computer.
Preparing the computer
Prepare the computer as you would for normal travel. Remember to take special
precautions for air travel (see "Traveling with your computer").
What to take with you
It is advisable to take the following items with you:
•
AC adapter.
•
Power cords that are appropriate for the countries you plan to visit.
•
Spare, fully charged battery packs.
•
Additional printer driver files (if you plan to use another printer).
•
Phone and network cables (if you plan to use the computer's modem and
network connections). Check that your modem is suitable for the telephone
system in the countries you plan to visit. You might have to use a PC card modem
in some locations.
Special considerations
In addition to the considerations for normal travel with your computer, keep the
following in mind when traveling internationally:
•
Check that your power cord is suitable for the local power supply. If necessary,
purchase a power cord that meets local requirements. Avoid using converter kits.
•
If you plan to connect over a phone line, check that the computer's modem and
your phone cord are suitable for the local phone system. If necessary, purchase a
PC card modem that meets local requirements.
•
If carried separately, avoid exposing floppy disks to hand-held metal detectors.
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Software
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Your Aspire 1300 series notebook computer includes
system utilities.
This chapter provides information on the important
software that comes with your computer.
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Your computer comes preloaded with the following software:
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Microsoft Windows operating system.
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Hardware BIOS setup utility.
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System utilities, drivers and application software.
Note: to run software applications in Windows, first click on the Start button.
Next, select the appropriate folder, and then click on the application icon. To
learn about the software and utility, make use of the online help provided by the
software.
Launch Manager
Launch Manager allows you to set the four launch keys located above the keyboard.
See “Launch keys” on page 20 for the location of the launch keys.
You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start, All Programs, and then
Launch Manager to start the application.
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BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS (basic input/output system) contains important information used to
configure the hardware and system software settings. Your computer reads the BIOS
when it first starts up, before it loads the operating system.
Your computer's BIOS includes a built-in setup utility called Insyde Software SCU
(system configuration utility). It can be started shortly after you turn the computer on,
by pressing the F2 key during POST .
The BIOS setup utility displays summary information on your computer, its devices,
processor and memory.
Your computer is already configured for optimal performance, and so you should not
need to run this utility. However, you may need to change the BIOS settings if you
encounter configuration problems in the future. Refer to "Troubleshooting" if a
problem arises.
Navigating the BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS setup utility provides two menus: Startup and Exit.
•
Use the forward and back cursor control keys to move between the two menus.
•
Press the Enter key to launch a menu, and then use the up and down cursor
control keys to move between menu items. Alternatively, you can press the
appropriate shortcut key (displayed in red) to select a menu or menu item.
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Startup menu
The Startup menu provides two items: Date and Time, and Boot Device.
Date and Time
This menu item allows you to change the date and time settings for your computer's
built-in clock.
•
Turn on your computer, and then press the F2 key to enter the BIOS setup utility.
•
Select the startup menu, and the select Date and Time.
•
Use the Tab key to scroll through the items until you arrive at a setting that you
want to change.
•
Use the cursor control keys to increase or decrease the value of a setting.
Alternatively, you can type a value.
•
Press the Enter key to accept the new settings. Select Cancel or press the Esc key
to keep the original settings.
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Note: you can change the date and time settings from within Windows by
clicking on the Date/Time icon in Control Panel. Alternatively, you can double
click the time display on the taskbar.
Boot Device
This menu item allows you to set the order of the boot devices. After reading the BIOS
at startup, your computer will search the boot devices for system files. Usually, you will
want the computer to boot from the hard disk, as your system files and the Windows
operating system are stored there.
If your system files or operating system become corrupted, however, you will need to
boot from a floppy disk or CD.
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Turn on your computer, and then press the F2 key to enter the BIOS setup utility.
•
Select the startup menu, and then select Boot Device.
•
Use the cursor control keys to change the order of the boot devices. The drive in
which you will load a bootable diskette or CD should be set as the first boot
device.
•
Press the Enter key to accept the new settings. Select Cancel or press the Esc key
to keep the original settings.
•
Next, load the disk in the appropriate drive, and then exit the BIOS setup utility
(see "Save and Reboot" below).
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Your computer will restart and boot from the startup disk.
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The Exit menu provides three items: Save and Reboot, Exit (No Save), and Default
Settings.
Save and Reboot
This menu item allows you to save the new BIOS settings, before closing the BIOS setup
utility and rebooting the computer.
•
After making changes to items on the Startup menu, select the Exit menu.
•
Select Save and Reboot.
•
Press the Enter key to accept the new settings. The BIOS setup utility will close,
and the computer will reboot with the new BIOS settings.
•
Alternatively, you can select Cancel or press the Esc key to keep the original
settings. In this case, the BIOS setup utility will remain open.
Exit (No Save)
This menu item allows you to close the BIOS setup utility without saving any changes.
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Select Exit (No Save) on the Exit menu.
•
Press the Enter key to close the BIOS setup utility without saving any changes.
•
Alternatively, you can select Cancel or press the Esc key to keep the BIOS setup
utility open.
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Retype the password in the Confirm new password field.
Default Settings
This menu item allows you to restore the default BIOS settings, before closing the BIOS
setup utility and rebooting the computer. The default settings are the configuration
that was set in the factory.
•
Select Default Settings on the Exit menu.:
•
Press the Enter key to load the default settings. The BIOS setup utility will close,
and the computer will reboot with the default BIOS settings.
•
Alternatively, you can select Cancel or press the Esc key to keep the original
settings. In this case, the BIOS setup utility will remain open.
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Troubleshooting
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This chapter instructs you on how to deal with
common system problems. Please read it before
calling a technician.
Solutions to more serious problems may require
opening the computer. Do not attempt to open and
service the computer by yourself. Contact your dealer
or an authorized service center for assistance.
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This section suggests solutions to commonly encountered problems.
I press the power switch, but my computer does not start or boot-up.
Look at the Power status indicator:
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If it is not lit, no power is being delivered to the computer. Check the following:
•
If you are running on battery power, the battery may be low and unable to
power the computer. Connect the AC adapter to recharge the battery pack.
•
If you are running on mains power, make sure that the AC adapter is
properly plugged in to the computer and to the power outlet.
If it is lit, check the following:
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Make sure that there is not a non-bootable (non-system) diskette in the
floppy disk drive. If so, remove the diskette or replace it with a system
diskette, and then press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart the system.
•
The operating system files may be damaged or missing. Insert the Windows
startup disk, and then press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart the system. Windows will
diagnose your system and make necessary fixes.
Nothing appears on the screen.
The computer's power management system automatically blanks the screen to save
power. Press any key to turn the display back on.
If pressing a key does not turn the display back on, check the following:
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The brightness level might be too low. Press Fn + F2 hot key to increase the screen
brightness level.
•
The display device might be set to an external monitor. Press the Fn + F5 hot key
to toggle the display setting.
•
The system may be in standby mode. Try pressing the power switch to resume.
The image is not full-screen.
Make sure that the resolution is set to a resolution your system supports:
•
Right click on your Windows desktop and select Properties to bring up the
Display Properties dialog box. Alternatively, click on the Display icon in Control
Panel.
•
Click on the Settings tab to check the resolution setting. Resolutions lower than
the specified resolution result in a display that is less than full-screen.
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There is no audio coming from my computer.
Check the following:
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The volume may be muted. In Windows, look at the volume control icon on the
taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on the icon and deselect the Mute option.
•
The volume level may be too low. In Windows, click on the volume control icon
on the taskbar, and then use the slider control to increase the volume level.
•
If headphones are connected to the headphone jack on the computer, your
computer's built-in speakers will be turned off.
My external microphone does not work.
Check the following:
•
Make sure that the external microphone is properly plugged into the
microphone-in jack on the computer.
•
Make sure that the volume is not muted or set too low (see the problem, "There is
no audio coming from my computer").
I can't eject the optical drive tray with my computer turned off.
The computer needs to be turned on for the optical drive eject button to function. If
you need to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off, push a
straightened paper clip into the optical drive emergency eject hole. See "Emergency
ejection of the optical drive tray" for more information.
The keyboard does not respond.
Try attaching an external USB keyboard to one of your computer's USB ports. If it
works, the internal keyboard might have become disconnected. Contact your dealer or
an authorized service center.
The floppy disk drive cannot read a diskette.
Check the following:
•
Make sure that the diskette is properly inserted in the floppy disk drive.
•
Make sure that the diskette is formatted.
•
Try to read a second diskette. If this works, then the first diskette might have a
problem.
•
If the diskette is not the cause of the problem, then the drive head might be dirty.
Clean it using a drive head cleaning kit.
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The optical drive cannot read a disc.
•
Make sure that the disc is supported by the drive. If your computer has a CDROM drive, it can read CDs but cannot read DVDs. If your computer has a DVD
drive, it can read CDs and DVDs.
•
When placing a disc in the drive tray, make sure that it is secure on the spindle of
the drive tray.
•
Make sure that the disc is free from scratches or smudges. If the disc is dirty, clean
it using a disc cleaning kit.
•
If the disc is OK, the drive head might be dirty. Clean it using a drive head cleaning
kit.
The printer does not work.
Check the following:
•
Make sure that the printer is connected to a power outlet and it is turned on.
•
Check that the cable is properly connected to the appropriate ports on both the
computer and the printer.
•
If you are using a printer connected to your computer's parallel port, restart the
computer. Windows needs to find the new hardware and install the necessary
drivers.
I want to set up my location to use the internal modem.
Follow these steps:
•
Click on Start, and then click on Control Panel.
•
Double-click on Phone and Modem Options.
•
In the Dialing Rules tab, begin setting up your location.
Refer to Windows Help for more information.
When the battery is 95-99% full, it won't charge to 100% capacity.
To preserve the life of the battery, the system only lets you charge the battery when its
capacity falls below 95%. It is recommended that you run down the battery, and then
fully recharge it.
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Appendix A
Specifications
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This appendix lists the general specifications of
your computer.
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Microprocessor
Mobile AMD Athlon XP1400+, XP1600+, or higher processor.
Memory
•
Standard 128 or 256 MB main memory using Synchronous Dynamic Random
Access Memory (SDRAM).
•
Two user-upgradeable 144-pin industry-standard soDIMM slots (PC-133).
•
Maximum of 1GB.
•
512 KB Flash ROM BIOS.
Data storage
•
One internal floppy disk drive (3.5", 1.44 MB).
•
One E-IDE hard disk (2.5", 9.5mm, UltraDMA-100).
•
One internal optical drive.
Display and video
•
14.1” or 15.0” Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal display (LCD), displaying
16.7 million colors at 1024 x 768 Extended Graphics Array (XGA) resolution.
•
Simultaneous LCD and CRT display.
Audio
•
16-bit stereo audio (AC'97).
•
Two built-in stereo speakers.
•
Audio ports for microphone-in and headphones.
Keyboard and pointing device
•
88-/90-key Windows keyboard.
•
Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device.
I/O ports
•
One type III or type II PC Card slot (PCMCIA and CardBus).
•
One RJ-11 modem jack (V.90, 56K).
•
One RJ-45 network jack (Ethernet 10/100).
•
One DC-in jack.
•
One parallel port (ECP/EPP).
•
One external monitor port.
•
One microphone-in jack (3.5mm mini jack).
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One headphone jack (3.5mm mini jack).
•
Two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports.
Weight and dimensions
•
•
14.1”-display model:
•
2.9 kg (6.4 lbs).
•
320(W) x 262(D) x 34(H) mm
15.0”-display model:
•
3.1kg (6.8 lbs).
•
330(W) x 267(D) x 35(H) mm
Environment
•
•
Temperature:
•
Operating: 5°C ~ 35°C.
•
Non-operating: -20°C ~ 65°C.
Humidity (non-condensing):
•
Operating: 20% ~ 80% RH.
•
Non-operating: 10% ~ 90% RH.
Operating system
•
Microsoft Windows XP.
Power
•
38.4W 8-cell Ni-Mh or 57W 8-cell Li-ion smart battery pack.
•
75-Watt AC adapter, auto sensing 100~240Vac, 50~60Hz.
Options
•
256/512 MB SDRAM memory upgrade module.
•
Additional AC adapter.
•
Additional battery pack.
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Appendix B
Notices
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This appendix lists the general notices for your
computer.
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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.
Use conditions
This part complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Appendix B Notices
Notice: Canadian users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing
Equipment Regulations.
Remarque à l’intention des utilisateurs canadiens
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respected toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le materiel
brouilleur du Canada.
Modem notices
FCC
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. Located on the bottom side of 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.
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.
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.
TBR 21
This equipment has been approved [Council Decision 98/482/EC - "TBR 21"] for pan-European
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.
Telecommunications notices
A-Tick notice
For safety reasons, only connect headsets with a telecommunications compliance label. This
includes customer equipment previously labelled permitted or certified.
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Read these instructions carefully. Save them for future reference.
1
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
2
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or
aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
3
Do not use this product near water.
4
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product may fall, causing
serious damage to the product.
5
Slots and openings 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.
6
This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the marking label. If
you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or local power company.
7
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where persons
will walk on the cord.
8
If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total ampere rating of the
equipment plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere
rating. Also, make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does
not exceed the fuse rating.
9
Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
10
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.
11
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions:
a
When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
b
If liquid has been spilled into the product.
c
If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d
If the product does not operate normally when the operating instructions are
followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions
since improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal
condition.
e
If the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged.
f
If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service.
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12
Replace the battery with the same type as the product's battery we recommend. Use of
another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
13
Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not disassemble or dispose of
them in fire. Keep them away from children and dispose of used batteries promptly.
14
Use only the proper type of power supply cord set (provided in your accessories box) for
this unit. It should be a detachable type: UL listed/CSA certified, type SPT-2, rated 7A 125V
minimum, VDE approved or its equivalent. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6 meters).
Laser compliance statement
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
Lithium battery statement
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent
type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s
instructions.
ADVARSEL!
Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri af
samme fabrikat og type. Léver det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren.
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VARNING
Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Anvãnd samma batterityp eller en ekvivalent typ som
rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera anvãnt batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion.
VAROITUS
Päristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu. Vaihda paristo ainoastaan laitevalmistajan
suosittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo valmistajan ohjeiden mukaisesti.
VORSICHT!
Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie Ersatz nur durch denselben oder
einem vom Hersteller empfohlenem ähnlichen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach
Angaben des Herstellers.
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.
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ADVARSEL
Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme batteritype eller en tilsvarende type
anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten. Brukte batterier kasseres i henhold til fabrikantens instruksjoner.
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Index
A
ACPI 33
audio 25
connecting externally 41
controlling volume 25
troubleshooting 68
B
battery bay 8
battery pack
battery-low warning 31
caring for viii
characteristics 29
charging 31
checking charge level 31
installing 30
low conditions 32
maximizing life 29
optimizing 31
removing 30, 31
using the first time 29
battery release latch 8
BIOS Setup Utility 60– 64
Advanced menu 63
entering 60
navigating 60
setup menu 61
boot device
setting in BIOS Utility 62
brightness
hotkeys 16
C
caps lock 13
on indicator 11
care
battery pack viii
computer viii
CD
troubleshooting 69
charging
checking level 31
cleaning
computer ix
computer
bringing to meetings 52
caring for viii
cleaning ix
disconnecting 51
features 9
moving around 52
security 26
setting up a home office 54
taking home 53
traveling internationally 56
traveling on local trips 55
turning off vii
connections
audio 41
external display devices 37
external input devices 38
keyboard, external 38
keypad, external 38
mouse 39
printer 40
USB 44
connectivity options 23
Ethernet 23
D
date
setting in BIOS Utility 61
diskette drive 21
display 10
hotkeys 16
performance 10
simultaneous 10
troubleshooting 67
DVD
troubleshooting 69
E
Ethernet connection
23
F
FAQ. See frequently-asked questions
floppy drive 21
troubleshooting 68
frequently-asked questions 67
front view 3
G
guide
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PC Cards 42
spare AC adapter 45
spare battery 45
H
hard disk 21
upgrading
help vii
hotkeys 16
47
P
K
keyboard 13
connecting externally 38
embedded numeric keypad
hotkeys 16
lock keys 13
troubleshooting 68
Windows keys 15
keypad
connecting externally 38
14
L
launch keys 20
left view 5
M
memory
compartment 8
installing 46– 47
upgrade slot 8
upgrading 46
microphone
troubleshooting 68
modem
setting location 69
mouse
connecting externally 39
mute
hotkeys 16
R
rear view 7
right view 6
S
safety
N
notice
DVD copyright protection
num lock 13
on indicator 11
numeric keypad
embedded 14
O
optical drive 21
options
hard disk upgrade 47
memory upgrade 46
palm rest 17
password 26
PC Card
inserting 42
removing 43
ports
external display 7
parallel 7
USB 7
power management 33
printer
connecting 40
troubleshooting 69
problems 67
audio 68
CD 69
diskette 68
display 67
DVD 69
floppy drive 68
keyboard 68
printer 69
startup 67
81
CD or DVD 80
FCC notice 77
general instructions 79
lithium battery 80
modem notices 78
scroll lock
on indicator 11
security
password 26
slot 26
service
when to call ix
software
bundled 59
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speakers
troubleshooting 68
status indicators 11
status LCD 11
storage 21
floppy drive 21
hard disk 21
optical drive 21
T
time
setting in BIOS Utility 61
touchpad 18
using 18– 19
travel
international flights 56
55
local trips
U
USB
connecting
utility
BIOS Setup
44
60– 64
V
volume
adjusting 25
hotkeys 16
W
Windows keys
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