210-e.book Page i Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM TravelMate 210 series User’s guide 210-e.book Page ii Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM Copyright © 2001. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 210 series User’s guide Original Issue: February 2001 Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication without obligation to notify any person of such revision or changes. Such changes will be incorporated in new editions of this manual or supplementary documents and publications. This company makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Record the model number, serial number, purchase date, and place of purchase information in the space provided below. The serial number and model number are recorded on the label affixed to your computer. 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Other company's product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies. 210-e.book Page iii Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM iii First things first We would like to thank you for making the TravelMate series of notebook computers your choice for your mobile computing needs. We hope you will be happy with your TravelMate as much as we enjoyed making it for you. Your guides To help you use your TravelMate, we have designed a set of guides: First off, the Just for Starters... poster helps you get started with setting up your computer. This User’s guide introduces you to the many ways your computer can help you be more productive. This guide provides clear and concise information about the computer, so read it thoroughly. If you ever need to print out a copy, this User’s guide is also available in PDF (Portable Document Format). Follow these steps: 1 Click on Start, Programs, TravelMate. 2 Click on TravelMate User’s guide. Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, clicking on TravelMate User’s guide will run the Acrobat Reader setup program first. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. For instructions on how to use Adobe Acrobat Reader, access the Help menu. A handy Hot key pocket reference card is useful for quick glances at functional key combinations. 210-e.book Page iv Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM iv An Online guide is your helping hand on-the-go, with easy to access, detailed and linked information about your computer. To access the online guide: 1 Click on Start, Programs, TravelMate. 2 Click on TravelMate Online guide. Lastly, there may be a Read me first sheet included with your package which contains important reminders and updates. So, please read through it. For more information about our products, services, and support information, please visit our Web site (http://global.acer.com). Basic care and tips for using your computer Turning your computer on and off To turn on the computer, simply slide and then release the power switch on the left side of your TravelMate. See “Left view” on page 4 for the location of the power switch. To turn the power off, do any of the following: • Use the Windows Shut Down... command Click on Start, Shut Down..., and select Shut down; then click on OK. • Use the power switch Note: You can also use the power switch to perform power management functions. See “Power management” on page 23. • Use the customized functions for power management You can also shut down the computer by closing the display cover, or by pressing the sleep hot key (Fn-F4). See “Power management” on page 23. 210-e.book Page v Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM v Note: If you cannot power off the computer normally, press and hold the power switch for more than four seconds to shut down the computer. If you turn off the computer and want to turn it on again, wait at least two seconds before powering up. Taking care of your computer Your computer will serve you well if you take care of it. • Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it near sources of heat, such as a radiator. • Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0[C (32[F) or above 50[C (122[F). • Do not subject the computer to magnetic fields. • Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture. • Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer. • Do not subject the computer to heavy shock and vibration. • Do not expose the computer to dust and dirt. • Never place objects on top of the computer to avoid damaging the computer. • Do not slam the computer display when you close it. • Never place the computer on uneven surfaces. Taking care of your AC adapter Here are some ways to take care of your AC adapter: • Do not connect the adapter to any other device. • Do not step on the power cord or place heavy objects on top of it. Carefully route the power cord and any cables away from personal traffic. • When unplugging the power cord, do not pull on the cord itself but pull on the plug. • The total ampere ratings of the equipment plugged in should not exceed the ampere rating of the cord if you are using an extension cord. Also, the total current rating of all equipment plugged into a single wall outlet should not exceed the fuse rating. 210-e.book Page vi Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM vi Taking care of your battery pack Here are some ways to take care of your battery pack: • Use only batteries of the same kind as replacements. Turn the power off before removing or replacing batteries. • Do not tamper with batteries. Keep them away from children. • Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if at all possible. Cleaning and servicing When cleaning the computer, follow these steps: 1 Power off the computer and remove the battery pack. 2 Disconnect the AC adapter. 3 Use a soft cloth moistened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. If any of the following occurs: • The computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged. • Liquid has been spilled into the product. • The computer does not operate normally. Please refer to "Troubleshooting my computer" on page 43. First things first Your guides Basic care and tips for using your computer iii iii iv 1 Getting to know your TravelMate 1 A TravelMate tour Front view Left view Right view Rear view Bottom view Features Indicators Using the keyboard Special keys Touchpad Touchpad basics Storage Hard disk AcerMedia drive Using software Audio Adjusting the volume Power management Moving around with your TravelMate Disconnecting from the desktop Moving around Taking the computer home Traveling with the computer Traveling internationally with the computer Securing your computer Using a computer security lock Using passwords 2 Customizing my computer Expanding through options AcerMedia bay modules Connectivity options Upgrade options Using system utilities Notebook Manager Launch Manager 3 3 4 5 6 7 9 11 12 12 18 18 20 20 20 21 22 22 23 24 24 24 25 27 27 29 29 29 33 35 35 35 38 41 41 41 Contents 210-e.book Page vii Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 210-e.book Page viii Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM viii BIOS Utility 3 Troubleshooting my computer Frequently-asked questions Troubleshooting tips Using PC-Doctor Error messages Requesting service International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW) Before you call 42 43 45 49 49 50 52 52 52 Appendix A Specifications 55 Appendix B Notices 61 Index 69 210-e.book Page 1 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 1 Getting to know your TravelMate 210-e.book Page 2 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM Your TravelMate computer combines highperformance, versatility, power management features and multimedia capabilities with a unique style and ergonomic design. Work with unmatched productivity and reliability with your new power computing partner. 210-e.book Page 3 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 3 A TravelMate tour After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster, let us show you around your new TravelMate computer. Front view # Item Description 1 Display screen Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output. 2 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 3 Floppy activity indicator LED (light-emitting diode) that turns on and off when the floppy is active. 4 Floppy drive Internal diskette drive, accepts 3.5-inch floppy diskettes. 5 Floppy disk eject button Push this button to eject the floppy disk. 210-e.book Page 4 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 4 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 6 Click buttons (left, center and right) The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons; the center button serves as a scroll up/down button. 7 Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. 8 Keyboard Inputs data into your computer. 9 Status indicators LEDs that turn on and off to show the status of the computer and its functions and components. Left view # Item Description 1 Security keylock Connects to a Kensington-compatible keybased computer security lock. 2 PC Card slot Connects to one Type III or one Type II 16-bit PC Card or 32-bit CardBus PC Card. 3 Eject button Ejects PC Card from the card slot. 4 Power switch Turns on the computer power. 210-e.book Page 5 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 5 # Item Description 5 Speaker/ Headphone-out jack Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones). 6 Line-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman). 7 Microphone-in jack Accepts a mono/stereo condenser microphone. 8 Volume control Controls the volume of the speakers. 9 Video capture kit slot Accepts the video capture kit option on the left side of the computer. Right view # Item Description 1 Video capture kit slot Accepts the video capture kit option on the right side of the computer. 2 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 3 AcerMedia drive Houses removable media drive modules. 210-e.book Page 6 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 6 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 4 LED indicator Lights up when the AcerMedia drive is active. 5 Eject button Ejects the compact disc from the drive. 6 Emergency eject slot Ejects the compact disc when the computer is turned off. See page 46 for more detail. 7 Power jack Connects to an AC adapter. Rear view # Item Description 1 PS/2 port Connects to any PS/2-compatible device (e.g., PS/2 keyboard/mouse/keypad). 2 Serial port Connects to a serial device (e.g., serial mouse). 3 Parallel port Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel printer). 4 USB ports (two) Connect to any Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 210-e.book Page 7 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 7 # Item Description 5 External display port Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector) and displays up to 64K colors at 1280x1024 resolution. 6 Modem jack Connects to a phone line. Bottom view # Item Description 1 Memory compartment Houses the computer's main memory. 2 Hard disk anti-shock protection Protects your hard disk against shocks. 3 Personal identification slot Insert a business card or similar-sized identification card to personalize your computer. 210-e.book Page 8 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 8 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 4 AcerMedia bay release latch Unlatches the AcerMedia drive for removal or swapping. 5 AcerMedia bay Houses an AcerMedia drive module. 6 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 7 Battery release latch Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack. 8 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured by a screw). 210-e.book Page 9 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 9 Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Performance • Intel® Mobile Pentium® Celeron® processor with 128 KB cache • 64-bit memory bus • AcerMedia bay (removable CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive) • Built-in floppy drive • High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk • NiMH main battery pack • Power management system with ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface) Display • 12.1", 13.3" or 14.1" Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) displaying 32-bit true-color at 800x600 Super Video Graphic Array (SVGA) or 1024x768 eXtended Graphics Array (XGA) resolution • 3D capabilities • Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support • Supports other output display devices such as LCD projection panels for large-audience presentations • "Automatic LCD dim" feature that automatically decides the best settings for your display and conserves power • Dual display capability Multimedia • 16-bit high-fidelity AC’97 stereo audio with 3D sound and wavetable synthesizer • Built-in dual speakers with microphone • High-speed CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive (AcerMedia bay) • USB video capture kit option 210-e.book Page 10 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 10 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Connectivity • High-speed fax/data modem port • USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports Human-centric design and ergonomics • All-in-one design (CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, floppy drive, hard disk drive) • Sleek, smooth and stylish design • Full-sized keyboard • Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device Expansion • One Type III or one Type II CardBus PC card (formerly PCMCIA) slot with ZV (zoomed video) support • Upgradeable memory 210-e.book Page 11 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 11 Indicators The computer has six easy-to-read status icons below the display screen. The Power and Sleep status icons are visible even when you close the display cover so you can see the status of the computer while the cover is closed. Icon Function Description Power Lights when the computer is on. Sleep Lights when the computer enters Standby mode and blinks when it enters into or resumes from hibernation mode. Media Activity Lights when the floppy drive, hard disk or AcerMedia drive is active. Battery Charge Lights when the battery is being charged. Caps Lock Lights when Caps Lock is activated. Num Lock Lights when Num Lock is activated. 210-e.book Page 12 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 12 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Using the keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and twelve function keys. Special keys Lock keys The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Lock key Description Caps Lock When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase. Num Lock (Fn-F11) When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /). Use this mode when you need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution would be to connect an external keypad. Scroll Lock (Fn-F12) When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively. Scroll Lock does not work with some applications. 210-e.book Page 13 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 13 Embedded numeric keypad The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols are not printed on the keys. Desired access Num lock on Num lock off Number keys on embedded keypad Type numbers in a normal manner. Cursor-control keys on embedded keypad Hold Shift while using cursor-control keys. Hold Fn while using cursor-control keys. Main keyboard keys Hold Fn while typing letters on embedded keypad. Type the letters in a normal manner. Note: If an external keyboard or keypad is connected to the computer, the Num Lock feature automatically shifts from the internal keyboard to the external keyboard or keypad. 210-e.book Page 14 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 14 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Windows keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Key Description Windows logo key Start button. Combinations with this key perform shortcut functions. Below are a few examples: á á + Tab (Activates next taskbar button) á + E (Explores My Computer) á + F (Finds Document) á + M (Minimizes All) Shift + á + M (Undoes Minimize All) á + R (Displays the Run... dialog box) Application key Opens a context menu (same as a right-click). Hot keys The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like screen brightness, volume output and the BIOS Utility. 210-e.book Page 15 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 15 To activate hot keys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key in the hot key combination. Hot key Icon 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 23. Fn-F4 Sleep Puts the computer in Sleep mode. See “Power management” on page 23. Fn-F5 Display Toggle Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both the display screen and external monitor. Fn-F6 Screen Blank Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return. 210-e.book Page 16 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 16 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Hot key Icon Function Description Fn-F7 Touchpad Toggle Turns the internal touchpad on and off. Fn-F8 Speaker Toggle Turns the speakers on and off. Fn-↑ Contrast up Increases the screen contrast. (Available only to models with HPA display.) Fn-↓ Contrast down Decreases the screen contrast. (Available only to models with HPA display.) Fn-→ Brightness up Increases the screen brightness. Fn-← Brightness down Decreases the screen brightness. Alt Gr-Euro Euro Types the Euro symbol. The Euro symbol If your keyboard layout is set to United States-International or United Kingdom or if you have a keyboard with a European layout, you can type the Euro symbol on your keyboard. Note for US keyboard users: The keyboard layout is set when you first set up Windows. For the Euro symbol to work, the keyboard layout has to be set to United States-International. To verify the keyboard type: 1 Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel. 2 Double-click on Keyboard. 3 Click on the Language tab. 210-e.book Page 17 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 17 4 Verify that the keyboard layout used for "En English (United States)" is set to United States-International. If not, select and click on Properties; then select United StatesInternational and click on OK. 5 Click on OK. To type the Euro symbol: 1 Locate the Euro symbol on your keyboard. 2 Open a text editor or word processor. 3 Hold Alt Gr and press the Euro symbol. Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to http://www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq12.htm for more information. 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 Internet browser and key 2 is used to launch the email application. 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. 210-e.book Page 18 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 18 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Touchpad The built-in touchpad is a PS/2-compatible pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the cursor responds as you move your finger on the surface of the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest provides optimum comfort and support. Note: When using an external USB or serial mouse, you can press Fn-F7 to disable the touchpad. If you are using an external PS/2 mouse, the touchpad is automatically disabled. Touchpad basics The following items teach you how to use the touchpad: • Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor. • Press the left (1) and right (3) buttons located on the edge of the touchpad to do selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad produces similar results. • Use the center (2) button (top and bottom) to scroll up or down a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications. 210-e.book Page 19 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 19 Right button Center buttons Function Left button Execute Click twice quickly Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button) Select Click once Tap once Drag Click and hold, then use finger to drag the cursor on the touchpad Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button) then hold finger to the touchpad on the second tap and drag the cursor Access context menu Scroll Tap Click once Click and hold the up/ down button Note: Keep your fingers dry and clean when using the touchpad. Also keep the touchpad dry and clean. The touchpad is sensitive to finger movements. Hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response. Tapping harder will not increase the touchpad’s responsiveness. 210-e.book Page 20 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 20 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Storage This computer supplies you with the following media storage: • High-capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk • AcerMedia drive bay • Floppy disk drive Hard disk The high-capacity hard disk is the answer to your storage needs. AcerMedia drive The AcerMedia drive bay accepts a wide variety of media drive modules for use with your computer. Drive modules available include: • CD-ROM drive • DVD-ROM drive (optional) Ejecting the CD or DVD tray To eject the CD or DVD tray when the computer is turned on, press the drive eject button. When the power is off, you can eject the drive tray using the emergency eject hole. See page 46. 210-e.book Page 21 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 21 Using software Playing DVD movies When the DVD-ROM drive module is installed in the AcerMedia drive bay, you can play DVD movies on your computer. 1 Eject the DVD tray and insert a DVD movie disc; then close the DVD tray. Important! When you launch the DVD player for the first time, the program asks you to input the region code. DVD discs are divided into 6 regions. Once your DVD drive is set to a region code, it will play DVD discs of that region only. You can set the region code a maximum of five times (including the first time), after which the last region code set will remain permanent. Recovering your hard disk does not reset the number of times the region code has been set. Refer to the table later in this section for DVD movie region code information. 2 The DVD movie will automatically play after a few seconds. Region Code Country or Region 1 U.S.A., Canada 2 Europe, Middle East, South Africa,Japan 3 Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Korea (South) 4 Latin America, Australia, New Zealand 5 Former U.S.S.R., parts of Africa, India 6 People's Republic of China Note: To change the region code, insert a DVD movie of a different region into the DVD-ROM drive. Please refer to the online help for more information. 210-e.book Page 22 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 22 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Audio The computer comes with 16-bit high-fidelity AC’97 stereo audio. The built-in sensitive microphone and dual stereo speakers are easy to access. There are audio ports on the left panel of the computer. See “Left view” on page 4 for more information on external audio devices. Adjusting the volume Adjusting the volume on the computer is easy with a rotary volume control knob on the left panel. Turn the knob to the left to increase the volume; turn it to the right to decrease the volume. 210-e.book Page 23 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 23 Power management This computer has a built-in power management unit that monitors system activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or more of the following devices: keyboard, mouse, floppy drive, hard disk, peripherals connected to the serial and parallel ports, and video memory. If no activity is detected for a period of time (called an inactivity timeout), the computer stops some or all of these devices in order to conserve energy. This computer employs a power management scheme that supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface), which allows for maximum power conservation and maximum performance at the same time. Windows handles all power-saving chores for your computer. Refer to your online guide for more information. 210-e.book Page 24 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 24 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Moving around with your TravelMate This section gives you tips and hints on things to consider when moving around or traveling with your computer. Disconnecting from the desktop Follow these steps to disconnect your computer from external accessories: 1 Save your work in progress. 2 Remove any media, diskette or compact disc, from the drive(s). 3 Shut down the operating system. 4 Turn off the computer. 5 Close the display cover. 6 Disconnect the cord from the AC adapter. 7 Disconnect the keyboard, pointing device, printer, external monitor, and other external devices. 8 Disconnect the Kensington lock if you are using one to secure the computer. Moving around “when you are just moving within short distances, for example, from your office desk to a meeting room” Preparing the computer Before moving the computer, close and latch the display cover to place it in Sleep mode. You can now safely take the computer anywhere you go within the building. To bring the computer out of Sleep mode, open the display. If you are taking the computer to a client's office or a different building, you may choose to shut down the computer: 1 Click on Start, Shut Down.... 2 Select Shut down and click on OK. - or - 210-e.book Page 25 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 25 you can put the computer in Sleep mode by pressing Fn-F4. Then close and latch the display. When you are ready to use the computer again, unlatch and open the display, and press any key. If the power indicator is off, the computer has entered Hibernation mode and turned off. Press, slide and release the power switch to turn the computer back on. Note that the computer may enter Hibernation mode after a period of time it is in Sleep mode. Turn the power on to wake up the computer from Hibernation mode. What to bring to short meetings A fully charged battery runs the computer for about 2.5 hours under most circumstances. If your meeting is shorter than that, you probably do not need to bring anything with you other than the computer. What to bring to long meetings If your meeting will last longer than 2.5 hours or if your battery is not fully charged, you may want to bring the AC adapter with you to plug in your computer in the meeting room. If the meeting room does not have an electrical outlet, reduce the drain on the battery by putting the computer in Sleep mode. Press FnF4 or close the display cover whenever you are not actively using the computer. Then tap any key or open the display to resume. Taking the computer home “when you are moving from your office to your home or vice versa” Preparing the computer After disconnecting the computer from your desktop, follow these steps to prepare the computer for the trip home: • Check if you have removed all media, diskettes and compact discs, from the drive(s). Failure to remove the media can damage the drive head. • Pack the computer in a protective case that can prevent the computer from sliding around and cushion it if it should fall. 210-e.book Page 26 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 26 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Caution: Avoid packing items next to the top cover of the computer. Pressure against the top cover can damage the screen What to bring with you Unless you already have some items at home, bring the following items with you: • AC adapter and power cord • The printed user’s manual • AcerMedia drive module(s) Special considerations Follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling to and from work: • Minimize the effect of temperature changes by keeping the computer with you. • If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot bring the computer with you, leave the computer in the trunk of the car to avoid exposing the computer to excessive heat. • Changes in temperature and humidity can cause condensation. Allow the computer to return to room temperature, and inspect the screen for condensation before turning on the computer. If the temperature change is greater than 18°F (10°C), allow the computer to come to room temperature slowly. If possible, leave the computer for 30 minutes in an environment with a temperature between outside and room temperature. Setting up a home office If you frequently work on your computer at home, you may want to purchase a second AC adapter for use at home. With a second AC adapter, you can avoid transporting the extra weight to and from home. If you use your computer at home for significant periods of time, you might also want to add an external keyboard, monitor, or mouse. 210-e.book Page 27 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 27 Traveling with the computer “when you are moving within a larger distance, for instance, from your office building to a client’s office building or traveling locally” Preparing the computer Prepare the computer as if you were taking it home. Make sure that the battery in the computer is charged. Airport security may require you to turn on your computer when bringing it into the gate area. What to bring with you Bring the following items with you: • AC adapter • Spare, fully-charged battery pack(s) • Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer • AcerMedia drive module(s) Special considerations In addition to the guidelines for taking the computer home, follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling: • Always take the computer as carry-on luggage. • If possible, have the computer inspected by hand. Airport security X-ray machines are safe, but do not put the computer through a metal detector. • Avoid exposing floppy disks to hand-held metal detectors. Traveling internationally with the computer “when you are moving from country to country” Preparing the computer Prepare the computer as you would normally prepare it for traveling. 210-e.book Page 28 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 28 1 Getting to know your TravelMate What to bring with you Bring the following items with you: • AC adapter • Power cords that are appropriate for the country to which you are traveling • Spare, fully-charged battery packs • AcerMedia drive module(s) • Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer • Proof of purchase, in case you need to show it to customs officials • International Traveler’s Warranty passport Special considerations Follow the same special considerations as when traveling with the computer. In addition, these tips are useful when traveling internationally: • When traveling in another country, check that the local AC voltage and the AC adapter power cord specifications are compatible. If not, purchase a power cord that is compatible with the local AC voltage. Do not use converter kits sold for appliances to power the computer. • If you are using the modem, check if the modem and connector is compatible with the telecommunications system of the country you are traveling in. 210-e.book Page 29 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 29 Securing your computer Your computer is a valuable investment that you need to take care of. Learn how to protect and take care of your computer. Security features include hardware and software locks — a security notch and passwords. Using a computer security lock A security keylock notch located on the left panel of the computer lets you connect a Kensington-compatible key-based computer security lock. Wrap a computer security lock cable around an immovable object such as a table or locked drawer handle. Insert the lock into the notch and turn the key to secure the lock. Using passwords Three password types protect your computer from unauthorized access. Setting these passwords creates several different levels of protection for your computer and data: • Setup Password prevents unauthorized entry to the BIOS Utility. Once set, you must key-in this password to gain access to the BIOS Utility. See “BIOS Utility” on page 42 and your online guide for more details. • Power-on Password secures your computer against unauthorized use. Combine the use of this password with password checkpoints on boot-up and resume from hibernation for maximum security. 210-e.book Page 30 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 30 • 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Hard Disk Password protects your data by preventing unauthorized access to your hard disk. Even if the hard disk is removed from the computer and moved to another computer, it cannot be accessed without the Hard Disk Password. Important! Do not forget your Setup and Hard Disk Password! If you forget your password, please get in touch with your dealer or an authorized service center. Entering passwords When a password is set, a password prompt appears in the left-hand corner of the display screen. • When the Setup Password is set, the following prompt appears when you press F2 to enter the BIOS Utility at boot-up. Type the Setup Password and press Enter to access the BIOS Utility. • When the Power-on Password is set, the following prompt appears at boot-up. Type the Power-on Password (a . symbol appears for each character you type) and press Enter to use the computer. If you enter the password incorrectly, an x symbol appears. Try again and press Enter. • When the Hard Disk Password is set, the following prompt appears at boot-up. Type the Hard Disk Password (a . symbol appears for each character you type) and press Enter to use the computer. If you enter the password incorrectly, an x symbol appears. Try again and press Enter. 210-e.book Page 31 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 31 Important! You have three chances to enter a password. If you successfully entered the password, you are presented with a correct entry symbol. If you fail to enter the password correctly after three tries, the following message or symbol appears. Slide and hold the power switch for four seconds to shut down the computer. Then turn on the computer again, and try again. If you fail to enter the Hard Disk Password, please contact your dealer or an authorized service center. Setting passwords You can set passwords using: • Notebook Manager • BIOS Utility See your online guide for more details. 210-e.book Page 32 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 32 1 Getting to know your TravelMate 210-e.book Page 33 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 2 Customizing my computer 210-e.book Page 34 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM After learning the basics of your TravelMate computer, let’s get acquainted with the advanced features of your computer. In this chapter, you will learn how to add options, upgrade components for better performance, and customize your computer. 210-e.book Page 35 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 35 Expanding through options Your TravelMate offers you a complete mobile computing experience. AcerMedia bay modules To swap drive modules in and out of the AcerMedia drive bay, follow these steps: 1 Turn your computer off. 2 Close the display cover. 3 Turn the computer over. 4 Slide and hold the AcerMedia drive bay release latch (a); then pull out the drive module from the AcerMedia drive bay (b). 5 Insert a drive module into the AcerMedia drive bay. The bay release latch locks it in place. 6 Turn the computer over. 7 Open the display cover. 8 Turn your computer on. Connectivity options Ports allow you to connect peripheral devices to your computer as you would with a desktop PC. For instructions on how to connect different external devices to the computer, see your online guide for more details. 210-e.book Page 36 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 36 2 Customizing my computer Fax/data modem Some models have a built-in V.90 56Kbps AC97 Link fax/data modem. Warning! This modem port is not compatible with digital phone lines. Plugging this modem into a digital phone line will damage the modem. To use the fax/data modem port, connect a phone cable from the modem port to a telephone jack. Start your communications software program. See your communications manual for instructions. Universal Serial Bus The Universal Serial Bus (USB) port is a high-speed serial bus which allows you to connect and daisy-chain USB peripherals without taking up precious system resources. Your computer has two ports available. PC Card slot There is one Type II/Type III CardBus PC Card slot found on the left side of the computer. This slot accepts credit-card-sized cards that enhance the usability and expandability of the computer. These cards should have a PC Card logo on them. PC Cards (formerly PCMCIA) are add-on cards for portable computers, giving you expansion possibilities long afforded by desktop PCs. 210-e.book Page 37 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 37 Popular type III cards include flash memory, SRAM, fax/data modem, LAN and SCSI cards. CardBus improves on the 16-bit PC card technology by expanding the bandwidth to 32 bits. ZV (Zoomed Video) allows your computer to support hardware MPEG in the form of a ZV PC card. Note: Refer to your card’s manual for details on how to install and use the card and its functions. Inserting a PC Card Insert the card into the slot and make the proper connections (e.g., network cable), if necessary. See your card manual for details. Ejecting a PC Card Before ejecting a PC Card: 1 Exit the application using the card. 2 Left-click on the PC Card icon on the taskbar and stop the card operation. 210-e.book Page 38 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 38 3 2 Customizing my computer Press the slot eject button (a) to pop out the eject button; then press it again (a) to eject the card (b). Upgrade options Your computer delivers superior power and performance. However, some users and the applications they use may demand more. This computer allows you to upgrade key components when you need increased performance. Note: Contact your authorized dealer if you decide to perform a key component upgrade. Memory upgrade Memory is expandable to 512 MB, employing 64/128/256-MB 64-bit industry standard soDIMMs (Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Modules). The computer supports SDRAM (Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory). 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 available slot, or replacing the standard memory with a higher-capacity memory module. 210-e.book Page 39 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 39 Installing memory Follow these steps to install memory: 1 Turn off the computer, unplug the AC adapter (if connected) and remove the battery pack. Then turn the computer over to access its base. 2 Remove the screw from the memory cover; then lift up and remove the memory cover. 210-e.book Page 40 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 40 2 Customizing my computer 3 Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot, then gently press it down until it clicks into place. 4 Replace the memory cover and secure it with the screw. The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total memory size. 210-e.book Page 41 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 41 Using system utilities Notebook Manager The computer has a built-in system setup program called Notebook Manager. The Windows-based Notebook Manager allows you to set passwords, the startup sequence of the drives, and power management settings. It also shows current hardware configurations. To start the Notebook Manager, press Fn-F2 or follow these steps: 1 Click on Start, Programs, then Notebook Manager. 2 Select the Notebook Manager application to run the program. See your online guide for more information. Launch Manager Launch Manager allows you to set the four launch keys located above the keyboard. See “Launch Keys” on page 17 for the location of the launch keys. You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start, Programs, and then Launch Manager to start the application. 210-e.book Page 42 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 42 2 Customizing my computer BIOS Utility The BIOS Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer’s BIOS (basic input/ouput system). Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run it. To activate the BIOS Utility, press F2 during the POST (power-on selftest) while the TravelMate logo is being displayed. See your online guide for more information. 210-e.book Page 43 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 3 Troubleshooting my computer 210-e.book Page 44 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM This chapter instructs you on how to deal with common system problems. Read it before calling a technician if a problem occurs. Solutions to more serious problems require opening up the computer. Do not attempt to open the computer by yourself. Contact your dealer or an authorized service center for assistance. 210-e.book Page 45 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 45 Frequently-asked questions The following is a list of possible situations that may arise during the use of your computer. Easy answers and solutions are provided for each one. I pressed the power switch and opened the display, but the computer does not start or boot-up. Look at the Power indicator: • • • If it is not lit, no power is being applied to the computer. Check the following: • If you are running on battery power, it may be low and unable to power the computer. Connect the AC adapter to recharge the battery pack. • Make sure that the AC adapter is plugged in properly to the computer and to the power outlet. If it is lit, check the following: • If the Sleep indicator is lit, the computer is in Sleep mode. Press any key or tap on the touchpad to resume. • Is a non-bootable (non-system) diskette in the floppy drive? Remove or replace it with a system diskette and press Ctrl-AltDel to restart the system. The operating system files may be damaged or missing. Insert the startup disk you created during Windows setup into the floppy drive and press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart the system. This 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, two things might be the cause: • The brightness level might be too low. Press Fn-→ (increase) and Fn-← (decrease) to adjust the brightness level. • The display device might be set to an external monitor. Press the display toggle hot key Fn-F5 to toggle the display back to the computer. 210-e.book Page 46 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 46 3 Troubleshooting my computer Image is not full-screen. Make sure that the resolution is set to 800x600 for 12.1” or 1024x768 for the 13.3" and 14.1" TFT LCD. Right-click on your Windows desktop and select Properties to bring up the Display Properties dialog box. Then click on the Settings tab to make sure that the resolution is set to the appropriate resolution. Resolutions lower than the specified resolution are not full-screen on the computer or on an external monitor. No audio is heard from the computer. Check the following: • The volume may be muted. In Windows, look at the volume control (speaker) icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on the icon and deselect the Mute option. • The speakers may be turned off. Press Fn-F8 to turn the speakers on (this hot key also turns the speakers off). • The volume level may be too low. In Windows, look at the volume control icon on the taskbar. You can also use the volume control knob on the left panel of the computer to adjust the volume. • If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to the line-out port on the computer’s right panel, the internal speakers automatically turn off. I want to eject the CD or DVD tray without turning on the power. I cannot eject the CD or DVD tray. There is a mechanical eject button on the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Simply insert the tip of a pen or paperclip and push to eject the tray. 210-e.book Page 47 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 47 The keyboard does not respond. Try attaching an external keyboard to the PS/2 connector on the computer’s rear. If it works, contact your dealer or an authorized service center as the internal keyboard cable may be loose. The serial mouse does not work. Check the following: • Make sure that the serial cable is plugged securely into the serial port. • During the POST, press F2 to access the BIOS Utility and verify that the serial port is enabled. See “BIOS Utility” on page 42 and your online guide for more details. I prefer using an external keyboard and mouse, but both have PS/2 connectors and there is only one PS/2 port on the computer. To connect two PS/2-type devices to the computer, you need to use an optional PS/2 Y-bridge connector. The printer does not work. Check the following: • Make sure that the printer is connected to a power outlet and that it is turned on. • Make sure that the printer cable is connected securely to the computer’s parallel port and the corresponding port on the printer. • During POST, press F2 to access the BIOS Utility and verify that the parallel port is enabled. I want to set up my location to use the internal modem. To properly use your communications software (e.g., HyperTerminal), you need to set up your location: 1 Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel. 2 Double-click on Modems. 3 Click on Dialing Properties and begin setting up your location. Refer to the Windows manual. 210-e.book Page 48 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 48 3 Troubleshooting my computer I get a “Not Enough Space for Allocation” error message from the Sleep Manager program. This is an error message that may appear when Sleep Manager is creating the Hibernation file. There are several different reasons that may cause this error: • The hard disk has enough free space, but this free space exists as small fragments. The free disk space that Sleep Manager requires needs to be contiguous. To solve this problem, use tools such as Disk Defragmenter (Windows) to compact these free disk spaces. Then run Sleep Manager again to create the file. • Disk compression utilities are used. Sleep Manager can work with most compression software. However, Sleep Manager can only create the space on a host drive. A host drive stores original file information and cannot be compressed. The free space on the host drive is usually very small, so the compression software needs to be run again to enlarge the size of the host (uncompressed) drive for Sleep Manager. 210-e.book Page 49 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 49 Troubleshooting tips This notebook computer incorporates an advanced design that delivers onscreen error message reports to help you solve problems. In addition, this series of notebook computers ship with PC-Doctor, a powerful diagnostic tool, that helps you determine hardware configuration and clarify hardware or software problems. • If the system reports an error message or an error symptom occurs, see “Error messages” on page 50. • If you suspect the system has a problem, run PC-Doctor to diagnose it. See the following section. Using PC-Doctor Before running the program, take note of the following actions you may need to take: 1 Disconnect any external devices (i.e., PC Cards, external mouse). 2 Open System Properties to check and make sure that the components you diagnose are enabled. To open the System Properties window: 3 a Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel. b Double-click on System. c Click on the Device Manager tab. Close all application programs (i.e., fax or communication programs) if you plan to diagnose the modem. To run PC-Doctor, simply double-click on the PC-Doctor icon located on the Windows desktop. You can also access PC-Doctor by following these steps: 1 Click on Start, Programs, PC-Doctor. 2 Click on the PC-Doctor program. If PC-Doctor does not report a system error, reinstall the software driver from the Recovery CD for the component you suspect has a problem. If you still have problems, you can access our online and Internet technical support services. Please see “Requesting service” on page 52 for details. 210-e.book Page 50 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 50 3 Troubleshooting my computer Error messages If you receive an error message, note the message and take the corrective action. The following table lists the error messages in alphabetical order together with the recommended course of action. Error Messages Corrective Action CMOS Battery Bad Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. CMOS Checksum Error Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. Disk Boot Failure Insert a system (bootable) diskette into the floppy drive (A:), then press Enter to reboot. Diskette Drive Controller Error or No Controller Present Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. Diskette Drive Error Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. Diskette Drive Type Mismatch Press F2 (during POST) to enter the BIOS Utility; then press Esc to exit and reconfigure the computer. Equipment Configuration Error Press F2 (during POST) to enter the BIOS Utility; then press Esc to exit and reconfigure the computer. Hard Disk 0 Error Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. Hard Disk 0 Extended Type Error Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. I/O Parity Error Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. Insert system diskette and press <Enter> key to reboot Insert a system (bootable) diskette into the floppy drive (A:), then press Enter to reboot. 210-e.book Page 51 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 51 Error Messages Corrective Action Keyboard Error or No Keyboard Connected Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. Keyboard Interface Error Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. Memory Size Mismatch Press F2 (during POST) to enter the BIOS Utility; then press Esc to exit and reconfigure the computer. Missing operating system Press F2 (during POST) to enter the BIOS Utility; then press Esc to exit and reconfigure the computer. Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready. Insert a system (bootable) diskette into the floppy drive (A:), then press Enter to reboot. Pointing Device Error Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. Pointing Device Interface Error Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. Protected Mode Test Fail Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. RAM BIOS Bad Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. RAM Parity Error Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. Real-Time Clock Error Press F2 (during POST) to enter the BIOS Utility; then press Esc to exit and reconfigure the computer. Video RAM BIOS Bad Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. If you still encounter problems after going through the corrective measures, please contact your dealer or an authorized service center for assistance. Some problems may be solved using the BIOS Utility. 210-e.book Page 52 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 52 3 Troubleshooting my computer Requesting service International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW) Your computer is backed by an International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW) that gives you security and peace of mind when traveling. Our worldwide network of service centers are there to give you a helping hand. An ITW passport comes with your computer. This passport contains all you need to know about the ITW program. A list of available, authorized service centers is in this handy booklet. Read this passport thoroughly. Always have your ITW passport on hand, especially when you travel to receive the benefits from our support centers. Place your proof-ofpurchase in the flap located inside the front cover of the ITW passport. If the country you are traveling in does not have an Acer-authorized ITW service site, you can still get in contact with our offices worldwide. There are three ways to access Acer for technical support and information: • Internet service worldwide, visit http://www.acersupport.com/ • Telephone support in the United States and Canada, call 1-800816-2237 • Technical support numbers in various countries You can view a list of technical support numbers by following these steps: 1 Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel. 2 Double-click on System. 3 Click on the Support Information button. Before you call Please have the following information available when you call Acer for online service, and please be at your computer when you call. With your support, we can reduce the amount of time a call takes and help solve your problems efficiently. 210-e.book Page 53 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 53 If there are error messages or beeps reported by your computer, write them down as they appear on the screen (or the number and sequence in the case of beeps). If you are able to run the PC-Doctor diagnostic tests, locate the log file by selecting Windows, Testlog in the PC-Doctor menu bar. If you haven’t registered your notebook computer, you will be required to register during your first call to Acer. You are required to provide the following information: Name:________________________________________ Address:______________________________________ ______________________________________________ Telephone number:____________________________ Machine and model type:_______________________ Serial number:_________________________________ Date of purchase:______________________________ 210-e.book Page 54 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 54 3 Troubleshooting my computer 210-e.book Page 55 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM Appendix A Specifications 210-e.book Page 56 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM This appendix lists the general specifications of your computer. 210-e.book Page 57 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 57 Microprocessor • Intel® Mobile Pentium® Celeron® processor with 128 KB cache Memory • Main memory expandable to 512MB • Dual 144-pin soDIMM socket SDRAM (Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory) • 512 KB Flash ROM BIOS Data storage • One 3.5-inch internal floppy drive • One high-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk • One 5.25-inch internal removable CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive Display and video • 12.1", 13.3" or 14.1" Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystaldisplay (LCD) displaying 32-bit true-color at 800x600 Super Video Graphic Array (SVGA) or 1024x768 eXtended Graphics Array (XGA) resolution • 2X AGP bus with 3D acceleration • 3D capabilities • Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support • Dual display capability Audio • 16-bit AC’97 stereo audio with built-in wavetable synthesizer • Dual speakers and microphone • Windows Sound System-compatible • Separate audio ports for headphone-out, line-in and microphonein devices Keyboard and pointing device • 84-/85-/88-key Windows keyboard • Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device with scroll function 210-e.book Page 58 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 58 Appendix A Specifications I/O ports • Built-in: • One type II /type III CardBus socket • One RJ-11 phone jack • One DC-in jack (AC adapter) • One parallel port (ECP/EPP compliant) • One external monitor port • One PS/2 keyboard/mouse port • One speaker/headphone-out jack • One audio line-in jack • One microphone-in jack • Two USB ports • One 9-pin RS-232 serial port (UART16550) Weight and dimensions • 2.8 kg (6.2 lbs) for 12.1" TFT model with battery and CD-ROM drive • 310 (W) x 255 (D) x 37.2 (H)mm Temperature • Operating: 5°C ~ 35°C • Non-operating: -20°C ~ 60°C Humidity (non-condensing) • Operating: 20% ~ 80% RH • Non-operating: 20% ~ 80% RH System • ACPI support • DMI 2.0-compliant Battery pack • 38.4 WH NiMH main battery pack • 2-hour rapid charge/5-hour charge-in-use 210-e.book Page 59 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 59 AC adapter • 60-Watt • Auto sensing 100~240Vac, 50~60Hz Options • 64-/128-/256-MB memory upgrade module • PS/2 Y-bridge cable • Additional AC adapter and battery pack • USB video capture kit • External numeric keypad • External battery charger • InviLink 802.11b wireless LAN PC card • Lucent AP-100 802.11b Access Point • Parallel Y-cable 210-e.book Page 60 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 60 Appendix A Specifications 210-e.book Page 61 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM Appendix B Notices 210-e.book Page 62 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM This appendix lists the general notices of your computer. 210-e.book Page 63 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 63 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 All connections to other computing devices must be made using shielded cables to maintain compliance with FCC regulations. 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. 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. 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. 210-e.book Page 64 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 64 Appendix B Notices This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respected toutes les exigences du Rčglement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada. 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. This equipment has been approved [Council Decision 98/482/EC - “CTR 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. Read these instructions carefully. Save these instructions for future reference. 210-e.book Page 65 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 65 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 in the cabinet and the back or bottom 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 cabinet has been damaged 210-e.book Page 66 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 66 Appendix B Notices f If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service. 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. Refer battery replacement to a qualified serviceman. 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). The CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive used with this computer is a laser product. The CD-ROM or DVD-ROM 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: LASERSTRĹLING VEDĹBNING SE IKKE IND I STRĹLEN. VARO! LAVATTAESSA OLET ALTTINA LASERSĹTEILYLLE. VARNING: LASERSTRĹLNING NĹR DENNA DEL ĹR ÖPPNAD ĹLĹ TUIJOTA SĹTEESEENSTIRRA EJ IN I STRĹLEN VARNING: LASERSTRĹLNING NAR DENNA DEL ĹR ÖPPNADSTIRRA EJ IN I STRĹLEN ADVARSEL: LASERSTRĹLING NAR DEKSEL ĹPNESSTIRR IKKE INN I STRĹLEN 210-e.book Page 67 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 67 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 hĺndtering. Udskiftning mĺ kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Léver det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandřren. 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. VARNING Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Anvănd samma batterityp eller en ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera anvănt 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. The TravelMate 210 series notebook computer carries the "Hardware NSTL Tested Year 2000 Compliant" logo, which certifies that this model has been 210-e.book Page 68 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 68 Appendix B Notices tested by NSTL using the YMark2000 test, and has been found to meet NSTL's standards for Year 2000 hardware compliance. For more details, check the Acer Year 2000 Resource Center Web site (http:// global.acer.com/service/pcy2000.html) 210-e.book Page 69 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 69 Index % & ! "" #$%& ! " ' ! " "" ! '()% , * "" ! " "" * * ! + + ! " ( * ! " , ',' " ',' " ) - " * ./0&1 (!1 1 (!1 , ! 2 ! " ! " - "" $340& / ! " ! " ! " !! " + 4! " 0 5-' "" 210-e.book Page 70 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 70 1 "" *– 6 + 2 7! " ! " + ! " "" ! " ! " 3 6 4 * * 8 + + 8%&39((: + '()% , ! + + + & 6 5 1 8&; + + 7 '()% . ! " ! ! * * & 6 ! ! " & ! " "" "" ! 8 "6 ! " "6–"* + + * 9 : 210-e.book Page 71 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 71 ; $ 3< 4 4! "