Acer 1510 Series Laptop User Manual

Acer Aspire 1510 Series
User’s Guide
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Acer Aspire 1510 Series Notebook Computer User's Guide
Original Issue: March 2004
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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.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 button 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.
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.
•
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 “Frequently asked questions” on page 61
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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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
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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Contents
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Your guides
Basic care and tips for using your computer
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External display devices
External input devices
External keyboard
External keypad
External pointing device
USB devices
IEEE 1394 Port
Printer
Audio devices
Expansion devices
PC Card
Miscellaneous options
Battery pack
AC adapter
Key component upgrades
Memory upgrade
Hard disk upgrade
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Moving with your computer
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
Software
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 Aspire 1510 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.
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.
2
Power button
Turns the computer on and off.
3
Launch keys
4 buttons that can be programmed to
start frequently used applications.
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Item
Description
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InviLink™ button
(Manufacturing option)
Enables or disables wireless LAN
feature.
5
Bluetooth™ button
(Manufacturing option)
Enables or disables Bluetooth
functionality.
6
Touchpad
Touch sensitive pad that functions like
a computer mouse.
7
Click buttons & 4-way
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, as well as right and left.
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Speakers
Speakers that 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
Seven light emitting diodes (LED) that
show the status of the computer and
its components.
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Latch
Locks and releases the lid.
Note: The wireless communication and Bluetooth buttons work
for models with 802.11g wireless LAN and Bluetooth only.
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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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Floppy activity indicator
LED that turns on and off when the
floppy is activated.
3
Floppy disk drive /
4-in-1 card reader
Supports a standard 3.5” diskette or
4-in-1 card reader (Manufacturing
option).
4
Floppy disk eject button
Press the eject button to remove a
diskette from the floppy disk drive.
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Infrared port
Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g.,
infrared printer, IR-aware computer).
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Modem jack
Connects the built-in fax/data modem
to a phone line.
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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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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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DVD/CD-RW combo drive for reading
CDs and DVDs and writing to CD-RWs.
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DVD Dual drive for reading both
DVD+/-RWs and writing to DVD+/RWs.
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DVD Super Multi drive for reading
DVD+/-RWs, DVD-RAM and writing to
DVD+/-RWs, DVD-RAM.
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Optical disc access
indicator
LED that indicates when an optical disc is
being read or written.
3
Optical drive eject
button
Press the eject button to remove a disc
from the optical drive.
4
Optical drive
emergency eject hole
Used to eject an optical disc when the
computer is turned off.
5
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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Item
Description
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DC-in jack
Connects the AC adapter.
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Network jack
Connects the computer to an Ethernet 10/
100/1000-based network.
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IEEE 1394 port
Connects IEEE 1394 devices.
4
S-video
Connects to a television or display device
with S-video input.
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USB ports
Four 2.0 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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Kensington lock slot
For attaching a security connector.
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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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Reset switch
Forces the computer to shut down in the
event of system lockup.
Note: Any unsaved data will be lost.
3
Battery pack release
latch
Slide and hold the latch, and then pull the
battery to remove it from the unit.
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Battery pack
The computer's removable battery.
5
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.
Performance
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AMD Athlon™ 64 processor with 1MB L2 cache, supporting
HyperTransport™ technology.
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nVIDIA® nForce™3 chipsets
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2 memory slots supporting DDR SDRAM, upgradeable to 2GB.
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High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk.
Multimedia
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Built-in optical drive (DVD/CD-RW combo, DVD Dual or DVD Super
Multi).
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15.0” TFT XGA (1024x768 resolution) or SXGA+ (1400x1050
resolution) panel.
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Built-in stereo speakers.
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Audio input and output jacks.
Connectivity
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Integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connection.
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Built-in 56Kbps fax/data modem.
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Four universal serial bus (USB 2.0) ports.
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One IEEE 1394 port.
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802.11g Wireless LAN and Bluetooth (manufacturing optional).
Human-centric design
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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 four 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
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The 15.0” display panel provides a large viewing area for
maximum efficiency and ease-of-use. The Thin-Film Transistor (TFT)
supports XGA or SXGA+ resolution.
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nVIDIA® 8X GeForce™4 448 Go or GeForce™ FX Go5700 AGP card
with 64MB of video memory.
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3D graphics engine support.
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Supports simultaneous display between LCD and CRT display.
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S-video for output to a television or display device that supports
S-video input.
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“Automatic LCD dim” feature that automatically selects the best
setting for the display in order to conserve power.
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Dual display capability.
Your computer provides an array of three indicators located above the
keyboard, in addition to four indicators positioned at the front of the
palm rest area. These indicators show the status of the computer and
its components.
The three indicators located above the keyboard provide the following
status information:
Icon
Description
Caps Lock activity.
Num Lock activity.
Hard Disk Drive activity.
Note: The keypad lock must be turned on to use the embedded
numeric keypad.
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The four indicators located at the front of the unit provide the
following status information:
Icon
Item
Description
Power mode
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Battery mode
Steady green -- power on
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Flashing orange -- standby mode
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Orange -- hibernation mode
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Green -- fully charged
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Flashing orange -- being charged
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Orange -- low on power
Wireless LAN mode
Lights to Indicate status of wireless
LAN (optional) communication.
Bluetooth mode
Lights to indicate that Bluetooth
(optional) is enabled.
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
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 + F11 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 + F12 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.
To use the embedded numeric keys, toggle the Num Lk on by pressing
the Fn + F11 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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Windows keys
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:
+ Tab activates the next Taskbar button.
+E
opens the My Computer window.
+ F1
opens Help and Support.
+F
opens the Find: All Files dialog box.
+M
minimizes all windows.
Shift +
+ M undoes the minimize all windows (
M) action.
+R
Application key
+
opens the Run dialog box.
This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse
button; it opens the application's context menu.
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Hot keys
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.
Your computer provides the following hot keys:
HotKey
Function
Description
Fn + F1
Hot key help
Displays help on hot keys.
Fn + F2
Setup
Accesses the computer’s
configuration utility.
Fn + F3
Power
management
scheme toggle
Switches the power management
scheme used by the computer
(function available if supported by
operating system).
See “Power management” on page 33.
Fn + F4
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep mode.
See “Power management” on page 33.
Fn + F5
Display toggle
Switches display output between
the display screen, external
monitor (if connected) and both
the display screen and external
monitor.
Function
Description
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 + ↑
Volume up
Increases the speaker volume.
Fn + ↓
Volume down
Decreases the speaker volume.
Fn + →
Brightness up
Increases the screen brightness.
Fn + ←
Brightness down
Decreases the screen brightness.
Euro key
Your computer supports the new Euro currency character. First, hold
down the Alt Gr key, and then press the Euro key.
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 top of the key to scroll up, and the bottom to
scroll down; left to scroll left, and right to scroll right.
4-Way
Scroll Key
Function
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
Scroll
Tap
Click
once.
Click and
hold the up/
down/left/
right button.
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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Launch keys
Located at the top of the keyboard are six buttons, in addition to the
power button. These buttons are called launch keys. They are
designated as key 1, key 2, key 3, key 4, key 5 and key 6, from right to
left.
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. Key 5 and Key 6 are used to enable the Wireless
LAN and Bluetooth features. The first 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
InviLink
Enables your 802.11g Wireless LAN (optional)
Bluetooth
Enables your Bluetooth (optional)
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 DVD/CD-RW combo, DVDDual or DVD Super Multi 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” on page 3--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.
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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.
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.
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 Ethernet-based (10/100/1000Mbps) 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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On the Advanced tab, select the option to prompt for password
when computer resumes from standby.
To cancel password protection, reset the password with a blank
password.
Operating on battery
power
Your Aspire 1510 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.
The computer uses a battery pack that gives you long use between
charges.
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.
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:
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Insert the new battery without turning 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.
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Follow these steps again until the battery has been charged and
discharged three times.
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.
•
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 life
span 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.
1
Slide the battery release latch to release the battery.
2
Pull the battery from the battery bay.
Charging the battery
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 onthe-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.
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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.
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.
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
Your Aspire 1510 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.
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 multidisplay 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”
on page 16 for more information.
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” on page 41 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.
External pointing device
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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USB devices
Your computer features four USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0 ports for
connecting a range of USB peripherals. See “External input devices” on
page 37 and “Printer” on page 40 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.
The computer’s IEEE 1394 port allows you to connect to an IEEE 1394
supported device like a digital video camera.
See your video or digital camera’s documentation for details.
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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.
Audio devices
Your computer offers built-in stereo speakers. See the section entitled
“Audio” on page 25 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.
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 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:
1
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.
4
Pull the card from the slot.
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
Memory is expandable to 2GB, employing 256/512 MB or 1 GB industry
standard soDIMMs (Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Modules). The
computer supports DDR (Double Data Rate) SDRAM.
There are two memory slots on your computer, one of which is occupied by standard memory. You can upgrade memory by installing a
memory module into the other available slot, or replacing the standard
memory with a higher-capacity memory module.
Installing 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.
Insert the memory module diagonally in the slot, and then press
down gently until it clicks in place.
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 2.5inch Enhanced-IDE hard disk. Consult your dealer if you need to
perform a hard disk upgrade.
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Moving with your
computer
Your Aspire 1510 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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
•
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.
What to take with you
It is advisable to take the following items with you:
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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.
Software
Your Aspire 1510 series notebook computer
includes system utilities.
This chapter provides information on the
important software that comes with your
computer.
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 “Frequently asked questions” on page 61 if a
problem arises.
Troubleshooting
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.
This section suggests solutions to commonly encountered problems.
I press the power button, 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:
Make sure that there is not a non-bootable (non-system)
diskette in the floppy disk drive. If so, remove the diskette and
then press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart the system.
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:
•
The brightness level might be too low. Press Fn + → 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
button 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.
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” on page 22 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:
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Make sure 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.
Check the following:
•
Make sure that the disc is supported by the drive. If your computer
connects a CD-ROM 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:
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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
This appendix lists the general specifications
of your computer.
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AMD Athlon™ 64 processors with 1MB L2 cache, supporting
HyperTransport™ technology .
Memory
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Main memory expandable to 2GB.
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Dual 200-pin soDIMM sockets.
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DDR SDRAM (Double Date Rate-Synchronous Dynamic Random
Access Memory) support.
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512 KB flash ROM BIOS.
Data storage
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One internal 3.5", 1.44 MB floppy disk drive
(manufacturing option with a 4-in-1 card reader).
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One E-IDE hard disk (2.5", 9.5mm, ATA-100).
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One internal optical drive.
Display and video
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15.0” Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) displaying at 1024 x 768 XGA or
1400x1050 SXGA+ resolutions.
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nVIDIA® 8X GeForce™4 448 Go or GeForce™ FX Go5700 AGP card
with 64MB of video memory.
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Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support.
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Dual display capability.
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S-video for output to a television or display device that support Svideo input.
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“Automatic LCD dim” feature that automatically selects the best
setting for the display in order to conserve power.
Audio
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16-bit stereo audio (AC'97).
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Two built-in stereo speakers.
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Audio ports for microphone-in and headphones.
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Keyboard and pointing device
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84/85-key Windows keyboard.
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Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device.
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One type III or type II PC Card slot (PCMCIA and CardBus).
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One IEEE 1394 port
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One RJ-11 modem jack (V.90/V.92, 56K).
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One RJ-45 network jack (Fast Ethernet 10/100/1000).
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One DC-in jack.
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One parallel port (ECP/EPP).
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One S-video port.
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One external monitor port.
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One microphone-in jack (3.5mm mini jack).
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One headphone jack (3.5mm mini jack).
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Four USB 2.0 ports.
Weight and dimensions
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15.0”-display model with combo drive:
3.77 kg (8.3 lbs).
334(W) x 286.5(D) x 49(H) mm
Environment
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Temperature:
Operating: 5°C ~ 35°C.
Non-operating: -20°C ~ 65°C.
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Humidity (non-condensing):
Operating: 20% ~ 80% RH.
Non-operating: 20% ~ 80% RH.
Operating system
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Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system.
Power
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8-cell Li-ion battery pack.
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135W AC adapter 19V/7.1A.
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Options
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256/512 MB or 1 GB memory upgrade module.
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Additional AC adapter.
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Additional battery pack.
Appendix B
Notices
This appendix lists the general notices for
your computer.
As an Energy Star Partner, Acer Inc. has determined that this product
meets the Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency.
FCC notice
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This device generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this device does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
device off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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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.
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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.
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Operation conditions
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Notice: Canadian users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Remarque à l’intention des utilisateurs canadiens
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB003 du Canada.
Declaration of Conformity for EU countries
Hereby, Acer, declares that this Aspire 1510 series is in compliance with
the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC. (Please visit www.acer.com/about/certificates/nb for
complete documents.)
Modem notices
Notice for USA
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
Caution: To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger
UL Listed or CSA Certified Telecommunication Line Cord.
TBR 21
This equipment has been approved [Council Decision 98/482/EC - "TBR
21"] for single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone
Network (PSTN). However, due to differences between the individual
PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself,
give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN
termination point. In the event of problems, you should contact your
equipment supplier in the first instance.
List of Applicable Countries
EU member states as of April 2003 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany,
Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,
Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Usage
allowed in the countries of European Union, as well as Norway,
Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein. This device must be used in
strict accordance with the regulations and constraints in the country of
use. For further information, please contact local office in the country
of use.
Notice for Australia
For safety reasons, only connect headsets with a telecommunications
compliance label. This includes customer equipment previously labelled
permitted or certified.
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the problem is with the equipment, discontinue use and contact your
dealer or vendor.
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Notice for New Zealand
For Modem with approval number PTC 211/03/008
1
The grant of a Telepermit for any item of terminal equipment
indicates only that Telecom has accepted that the item complies
with minimum conditions for connection to its network. It
indicates no endorsement of the product by Telecom, nor does it
provide any sort of warranty. Above all, it provides no assurance
that any item will work correctly in all respects with another item
of Telepermitted equipment of a different make or model, nor
does it imply that any product is compatible with all of Telecom's
network services.
2
This equipment is not capable, under all operating conditions, of
correct operation at the higher speeds for which it is designed.
Telecom will accept no responsibility should difficulties arise in
such circumstances.
3
Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's
Telepermit requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC)
associated with this device. The associated equipment shall be set
to operate within the following limits for compliance with
Telecom's Specifications:
a
There shall be no more than 10 call attempts to the same
number within any 30 minute period for any single manual
call initiation, and
b
The equipment shall go on-hook for a period of not less than
30 seconds between the end of one attempt and the
beginning of the next call attempt.
4
Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's
Telepermit requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC)
associated with this device. In order to operate within the limits
for compliance with Telecom's specifications, the associated
equipment shall be set to ensure that automatic calls to different
numbers are spaced such that there is not less than 5 seconds
between the end of one call attempt and the beginning of
another.
5
This equipment shall not be set up to make automatic calls to
Telecom's 111 Emergency Service.
1
The grant of a Telepermit for any item of terminal equipment
indicates only that Telecom has accepted that the item complies
with minimum conditions for connection to its network. It
indicates no endorsement of the product by Telecom, nor does it
provide any sort of warranty. Above all, it provides no assurance
that any item will work correctly in all respects with another item
of Telepermitted equipment of a different make or model, nor
does it imply that any product is compatible with all of Telecom's
network services.
2
This equipment is not capable, under all operating conditions, of
correct operation at the higher speeds for which it is designed.
Telecom will accept no responsibility should difficulties arise in
such circumstances.
3
This device is equipped with pulse dialing while the Telecom
standard is DTMF tone dialing. There is no guarantee that Telecom
lines will always continue to support pulse dialing.
4
Use of pulse dialing, when this equipment is connected to the
same line as other equipment, may give rise to bell tinkle or noise
and may also cause a false answer condition. Should such problems
occur, the user should NOT contact the telecom Fault Service.
5
This equipment may not provide for the effective hand-over of a
call to another device connected to the same line.
6
Under power failure conditions this appliance may not operate.
Please ensure that a separate telephone, not dependent on local
power, is available for emergency use.
7
Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's
Telepermit requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC)
associated with this device. The associated equipment shall be set
to operate within the following limits for compliance with
Telecom's specifications, the associated equipment shall be set to
ensure that calls are answered between 3 and 30 seconds of
receipt of ringing.
8
This equipment shall not be set up to make automatic calls to
Telecom's 111 Emergency Service.
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Important safety instructions
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.
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.
12 The Aspire 1510 series uses the lithium battery.
Replace the battery with the same type as the product's battery we
recommend in the product specification list. 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).
15 Always disconnect all telephone lines from the wall outlet before
serving or disassembling this equipment.
16 Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an
electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from
lightning.
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
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PRODUCTO LÁSER DE LA CLASE I
ADVERTENCIA: RADIACIÓN LÁSER INVISIBLE AL SER ABIERTO. EVITE
EXPONERSE A LOS RAYOS.
ADVARSEL: LASERSTRÅLING VEDÅBNING SE IKKE IND I STRÅLEN.
VARO! LAVATTAESSA OLET ALTTINA LASERSÅTEILYLLE.
VARNING: LASERSTRÅLNING NÅR DENNA DEL ÅR ÖPPNAD ÅLÅ
TUIJOTA SÅTEESEENSTIRRA EJ IN I STRÅLEN
VARNING: LASERSTRÅLNING NAR DENNA DEL ÅR ÖPPNADSTIRRA EJ IN
I STRÅLEN
ADVARSEL: LASERSTRÅLING NAR DEKSEL ÅPNESSTIRR IKKE INN I
STRÅLEN
LCD pixel statement
The LCD unit is produced with high-precision manufacturing
techniques. Nevertheless, some pixels may occasionally misfire or
appear as black or red dots. This has no effect on the recorded image
and does not constitute a malfunction.
Macrovision copyright protection notice
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.
Apparatus Claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 4,631,603, 4,577,216, 4,819,098,
4,907,093, and 6,516,132 licensed for limited viewing uses only.
Radio Device Regulatory Notice
Note: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless LAN
and/or Bluetooth™ only.
This product complies with the radio frequency and safety standards of
any country or region in which it has been approved for wireless use.
Depending on configurations, this product may or may not contain
wireless radio devices (such as wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth™
modules). Below information is for products with such devices.
European Union (EU)
This device complies with the essential requirements of the European
Council Directives listed below:
73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive
•
EN 60950
89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive
•
EN 55022
•
EN 55024
•
EN 61000-3-2/-3
99/5/EC Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE)
Directive
•
Art.3.1a) EN 60950
•
Art.3.1b) EN 301 489 -1/-17
•
Art.3.2) EN 300 328-2
Note: The applicable number varies according to the different Notified
Body ID No. applied to the wireless module installed in this product.
These numbers are subject to change without notice.
List of Applicable Countries
EU member states as of April 2003 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany,
Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,
Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Usage
allowed in the countries of European Union, as well as Norway,
Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein. This device must be used in
strict accordance with the regulations and constraints in the country of
use. For further information, please contact local office in the country
of use.
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The FCC RF safety requirement
The radiated output power of Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Card and Bluetooth Card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Aspire 1510 series shall be used in such a manner that the
potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized as
follows.
1
Users are requested to follow the RF safety instructions on wireless
option devices that are included in the user’s guide of each RF
option device.
Caution: To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance
requirements, a separation distance of at least 20 cm (8 inches)
must be maintained between the antenna for the integrated
Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Card built in to the screen section and all
persons.
2
An improper installation or unauthorized use may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Also any tampering of the
internal antenna will void the FCC certification and your warranty.
Canada - Low power license-exempt radiocommunication
devices (RSS-210)
a. Common information
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference, and
2. this device must accept any interference, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of the device.
b. Operation in 2.4 GHz band
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is
intended to be operated indoors and installed outdoors is subject to
licensing.
Exposure of humans to RF fields (RSS-102)
Aspire 1510 series employs low gain integral antennas that do not emit
RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population;
consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from Health Canada’s Web site at
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.
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Note: Acer Dual-Band 11b/g Wireless Mini PCI Adapter
implements transmission diversity function. The function does not
emit radio frequencies simultaneously from both antennas. One
of the antennas is selected automatically or manually (by users) to
have good quality of radiocommunication.
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Acer Incorporated
8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih
Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan
Tel : 886-2-2696-1234
Fax : 886-2-2696-3535
www.acer.com
Declaration of Conformity for CE marking
We,
Acer Inc.
8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih,
Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan
Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai
Tel: 886-2-8691-3089 Fax: 886-2-8691-3000
E-mail: easy_lai@acer.com.tw
Hereby declare that:
Product:
Trade Name:
Model Number:
Machine Type:
SKU Number:
Notebook PC
Acer
ZP2
Aspire 1510
Aspire 151xxx
(“x” = 0~9, a ~ z, or A ~ Z)
Is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the
following EC directives.
Reference No.
89/336/EEC
73/23/EEC
1999/5/EC
Title
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC directive)
Low Voltage Directive (LVD)
Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (R&TTE)
The product specified above was tested conforming to the applicable Rules under the most
accurate measurement standards possible, and that all the necessary steps have been taken
and are in force to assure that production units of the same product will continue to comply
with the requirements.
--------------------------Easy Lai/ Director
Qualification Center
Product Assurance, Acer Inc.
2004/3/15
-----------------Date
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Federal Communications Commission
Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The following local Manufacturer /Importer is responsible for this declaration:
Product:
Notebook Personal Computer
Model Number:
Machine Type:
SKU Number:
ZP2
Aspire 1510
Aspire 151xxx
(“x” = 0~9, a ~ z, or A ~ Z)
Name of Responsible Party:
Acer America Corporation
Address of Responsible Party:
2641 Orchard Parkeay, San Jose
CA 95134, U. S. A.
Contact Person:
Mr. Young Kim
Phone No.:
408-922-2909
Fax No.:
408-922-2606
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A
ACPI 33
audio 25
connecting externally 40
controlling volume 25
troubleshooting 62
B
battery bay 8
battery pack
battery-low warning 32
caring for v
characteristics 29
charging 31
checking charge level 31
installing 30
low conditions 32
maximizing life 29
optimizing 31
removing 31
using the first time 29
battery release latch 8
BIOS Setup Utility 58
entering 58
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D
diskette drive 21
display 10
troubleshooting
DVD
troubleshooting
61
63
E
Ethernet connection
23
F
FAQ. See frequently-asked questions
floppy drive 21
troubleshooting 62
frequently-asked questions 61
front view 3
C
caps lock 13
on indicator 11
care
battery pack v
computer iv
CD
troubleshooting 63
charging
checking level 31
cleaning
computer v
computer
bringing to meetings
caring for iv
cleaning v
disconnecting 49
features 9
moving around 50
security 26
setting up a home office 52
taking home 51
traveling internationally 54
traveling on local trips 53
turning off iii
connections
audio 40
external display devices 37
external input devices 37
keyboard, external 37
keypad, external 37
mouse 37
printer 40
USB 38
connectivity options 23
Ethernet 23
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G
guide
iii
H
hard disk 21
upgrading
help iii
hotkeys 16
50
45
K
keyboard 13
connecting externally 37
embedded numeric keypad
hotkeys 16
lock keys 13
troubleshooting 62
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Index
Windows keys 15
keypad
connecting externally
printer
connecting 40
troubleshooting 63
problems 61
audio 62
CD 63
diskette 62
display 61
DVD 63
floppy drive 62
keyboard 62
printer 63
startup 61
37
L
launch keys 20
left view 5
M
memory
compartment 8
installing 44– 45
upgrade slot 8
upgrading 44
microphone
troubleshooting 62
modem
setting location 63
mouse
connecting externally
R
rear view 7
right view 6
S
37
N
notice
DVD copyright protection
num lock 13
on indicator 11
numeric keypad
embedded 14
O
optical drive 21
options
hard disk upgrade 45
memory upgrade 44
PC Cards 41
spare AC adapter 43
spare battery 43
P
palm rest 17
password 26
PC Card
inserting 41
removing 42
ports
external display
parallel 7
USB 5, 7
power management
80
safety
CD or DVD 79
FCC notice 73
general instructions 78
modem notices 74
security
password 26
slot 26
service
when to call v
software
bundled 57
speakers
troubleshooting 62
Standby mode
hotkey 16
status indicators 11
status LCD 11
storage 21
floppy drive 21
hard disk 21
optical drive 21
T
7
33
touchpad 18
using 18– 19
travel
international flights
local trips 53
54
USB
connecting
V
volume
38
adjusting
25
Windows keys
15
W
English
U
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