Acer 210 series Laptop User Manual

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TravelMate 210 series
User’s guide
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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.
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without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated.
TravelMate 210 series Notebook computer
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture.
•
Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer.
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Do not subject the computer to heavy shock and vibration.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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Contents
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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
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Appendix A Specifications
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Appendix B Notices
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Index
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TravelMate
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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).
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Features
Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features:
Performance
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Intel® Mobile Pentium® Celeron® processor with 128 KB cache
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64-bit memory bus
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AcerMedia bay (removable CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive)
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Built-in floppy drive
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High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
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NiMH main battery pack
•
Power management system with ACPI (Advanced Configuration
Power Interface)
Display
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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
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3D capabilities
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Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support
•
Supports other output display devices such as LCD projection
panels for large-audience presentations
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"Automatic LCD dim" feature that automatically decides the best
settings for your display and conserves power
•
Dual display capability
Multimedia
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16-bit high-fidelity AC’97 stereo audio with 3D sound and
wavetable synthesizer
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Built-in dual speakers with microphone
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High-speed CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive (AcerMedia bay)
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USB video capture kit option
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Connectivity
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High-speed fax/data modem port
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USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports
Human-centric design and ergonomics
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All-in-one design (CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, floppy drive, hard disk
drive)
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Sleek, smooth and stylish design
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Full-sized keyboard
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Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device
Expansion
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One Type III or one Type II CardBus PC card (formerly PCMCIA) slot
with ZV (zoomed video) support
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Upgradeable memory
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 -
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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my computer
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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my computer
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:______________________________
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Appendix A
Specifications
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This appendix lists the general specifications
of your computer.
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Microprocessor
•
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
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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
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AC adapter
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60-Watt
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Auto sensing 100~240Vac, 50~60Hz
Options
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64-/128-/256-MB memory upgrade module
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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
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Appendix B
Notices
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This appendix lists the general notices of
your computer.
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This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This device generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this device does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the device off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
•
Increase the separation between the device and receiver
•
Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help
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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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