Acer 2350 Laptop User Manual

TravelMate 2350 Series
User's Guide
Copyright © 2004 Acer Incorporated.
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TravelMate 4050 Series Notebook Computer User's Guide
Second Issue: November 2004
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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 Portable Document Format (PDF). Follow these
steps:
1 Click on Start, All Programs, AcerSystem.
2 Click on AcerSystem User's guide.
Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader be
installed. For instructions on how to use Adobe Acrobat
Reader, access the Help and Support menu.
For more information about our products, services, and support
information, please visit our website: http://www.acer.com.
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First things first
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Basic care and tips for using your computer
Turning your computer on and off
To turn on the computer, simply press the power button on the left of
the launch keys found above your TravelMate's standard keyboard. See
"Front open view" on page 3 for the location of the power button.
To turn the power off, do any of the following:
•
Use the Windows shutdown command.
For Windows 2000: Click on Start, Shut Down..., and select Shut
down; then click on OK.
- or For Windows XP: Click on Start, Turn off Computer; then click Turn
Off.
•
Use the power button.
Note: You can also use the power button to perform power
management functions. See Windows help for more information.
•
Use the customised functions for power management.
You can also shut down the computer by closing the display cover,
or by pressing the Sleep hot key (<Fn>+<Esc>). See the online
guide for details.
Note: If you cannot power off the computer normally, press and
hold the power button 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.
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Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight.
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Do not place it near sources of heat, such as a radiator.
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Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0ºC (32ºF) or
above 50ºC (122ºF).
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Do not subject the computer to magnetic fields.
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Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture.
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Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer.
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Do not subject the computer to heavy shock 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.
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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 adaptor
Here are some ways to take care of your AC adaptor:
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Do not connect the adaptor 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 where
people walk.
•
When unplugging the power cord, do not pull on the cord itself
but pull on the plug.
•
If you are using an extension cord, the total ampere ratings of the
equipment plugged in should not exceed the ampere rating of the
cord. Also, the total current rating of all equipment plugged into a
single wall outlet should not exceed the fuse rating.
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.
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Cleaning and servicing
When cleaning the computer, follow these steps:
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Power off the computer and remove the battery pack.
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Disconnect the AC adaptor.
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Use a soft cloth moistened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners.
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To clean the display screen, use an LCD cleaning kit.
If any of the following occurs:
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The computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged.
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Liquid has been spilled into the computer.
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The computer does not operate normally.
Please refer to "Troubleshooting my computer" on page 45.
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A TravelMate tour
Front open view
Front view
Left view
Right view
Rear view
Bottom view
Features
Indicators
Using the keyboard
Special keys
Launch keys
Touchpad
Touchpad basics
Storage
Hard disc
Optical 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 Customising my computer
Expanding through options
Connectivity options
Upgrade options
Using system utilities
Acer eManager
Launch Manager
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Contents
First things first
Your guides
Basic care and tips for using your computer
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BIOS Utility
Acer disc-to-disc recovery
Multilingual operating system installation
Restore without a Recovery CD
Setup password and exit
3 Troubleshooting my computer
Frequently-asked questions
Troubleshooting tips
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
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 powerful new computing partner.
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After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters...
poster, let us show you around your new TravelMate computer.
Front open view
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Item
Description
1
Screen
Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD),
displays computer output.
2
Power button
Turns on the computer.
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Item
Description
3
Launch keys
Two special keys for frequently used
programs. See "Launch keys" on page 20 for
more details.
4
Keyboard
Inputs data into your computer.
5
Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands
when you use the computer.
6
Click buttons
The left and right buttons function like the
left and right mouse buttons.
(left and right)
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Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which
functions like a computer mouse.
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Status indicators
Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that turn on
and off to show the status of the computer,
its functions and components.
Front view
#
Item
Description
1
Optical drive
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs
depending on the optical drive type.
2
Optical drive
eject button
Ejects the optical drive tray from the drive.
5
Item
Description
3
Emergency eject
hole
Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer
is turned off. See page 48 for more details.
4
Latch
Latch for opening and closing the computer.
5
Power indicator
Lights when the computer is on.
6
Battery indicator
Lights when the battery is being charged.
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Wireless/
Bluetooth
communications
Lights to indicate the status of Wireless LAN
(optional)/Bluetooth (optional) communications.
•
Orange indicates that wireless LAN is
enabled.
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Blue indicates that Bluetooth is enabled.
•
Purple indicates that wireless LAN and
Bluetooth are enabled.
The Bluetooth and Wireless buttons and indicators only work on
models with Bluetooth and Wireless features, respectively.
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Left view
#
Item
Description
1
One USB 2.0 port
Connects to USB devices (e.g., mouse,
camera).
2
PC Card slot
Accepts one Type II 16-bit PC Card or
32-bit CardBus PC Card.
3
PC Card eject button
Ejects the PC Card from the slot.
4
Microphone/line-in jack
Accepts input from external
microphones, or other audio line-in
devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo
walkman and etc.)
5
Headphone/speaker/lineout jack
Connects to headphones or other
line-out audio devices (speakers).
6
Wireless Communication
switch
Enables and disables Wireless
communication devices.
7
Stereo speaker
Generates sound.
Right view
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Item
Description
1
Stereo speaker
Generates sound.
2
HDD
Houses the computer's hard disc.
3
DC-in jack
Connects the AC adaptor.
4
Ventilation slots
Enable the computer to stay cool, even after
prolonged use.
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Rear view
#
Item
Description
1
Security lock
Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
2
External display
port
Connects to a display device (e.g., external
monitor, LCD projector) and displays up to
16.7 million colors and up to 1600 x 1200 at
85 Hz and 2048 x 1536 at 75 Hz resolution.
3
Two USB 2.0 ports
Connects to USB devices (e.g., mouse,
camera).
4
Modem port
Connects to a phone line.
5
Ethernet port
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100 Base-T
network.
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Bottom view
#
Item
Description
1
Optical drive
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs
depending on the optical drive type.
2
Memory
compartment
Houses the computer's main memory.
3
Hard disc bay
Houses the computer's hard disc (secured
by a screw).
4
Battery compartment
release latch
Unlatches the battery to remove the
battery compartment.
5
Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
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Features
Below is a brief summary of the computer's many features:
Performance
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Intel® Celeron® M Processor 340 at 1.5 GHz or above
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Intel® 855GME/852GM chipset
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Memory upgradeable up to 2 GB using two slots
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Internal optical drive
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High-capacity, Enhanced IDE hard disc
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Li-ion main battery pack
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Power management system with advanced configuration power
interface (ACPI)
Display
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14.1" or 15.0" thin-film transistor (TFT) displaying at 1024 x 768
XGA resolution, or 15.0" TFT displaying at 1024 x 768 XGA
resolution
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3D graphics engine
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Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support
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Dual independent display
Multimedia
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16-bit high-fidelity AC'97 stereo audio
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Built-in dual speakers
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High-speed optical drive
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High-speed fax/data modem port
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Ethernet/Fast Ethernet port
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Three USB 2.0 ports (two at the rear and one on left)
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802.11b+g Wireless LAN (manufacturing option)
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Bluetooth(manufacturing option)
Expansion
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One Type II PC Card slot
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Upgradeable memory
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Connectivity
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Indicators
The computer has six easy-to-read status indicators below the display
screen, and three on the front of the computer.
The Power and Battery status indicators are visible even when the
display is closed.
Icon
Function
Description
HDD
Lights when hard disc drive is active.
ODD
Lights when optical disc drive is active.
Scroll Lock
Lights when Scroll Lock is activated.
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Function
Description
Caps Lock
Lights when Caps Lock is activated.
Pad Lock
Lights when Pad Lock is activated.
Num Lock
Lights when Num Lock is activated.
Power indicator
Lights when the computer is on.
Battery indicator
Lights when the battery is being charged.
Wireless /
Bluetooth
communications
Lights to indicate the status of Wireless LAN
(optional) / Bluetooth (optional)
communications.
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Orange indicates that wireless LAN is enabled.
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Purple indicates that wireless LAN & Bluetooth
are enabled.
Blue indicates that Bluetooth is enabled.
1. Charging: Flashing 1 sec. and off 3 sec.
2. Low capacity (about 10%): Flashing 0.25 sec. and off 0.25 sec.
3. Critically low capacity (about 3%): Flashing 0.1 sec. and off 0.1
sec.
4. Fully charged: Steady on.
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Using the keyboard
The full-sized keyboard includes an embedded numeric keypad,
separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and twelve function keys.
Special keys
Lock keys
The keyboard has four 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.
Pad Lock
(<Fn>+<F10
>)
When Pad Lock is on, the embedded keypad is enabled. In
this mode the keypad acts as cursor keys.
Num Lock
(<Fn>+<F11
>)
When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric
mode. The marked keys function as a numeric keypad
(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 right-hand
side of the keycaps.
Desired action
Num Lock on
Type numbers
Use embedded keypad in
the same was as the
numeric keypad on a
standard keyboard.
Type letters
Hold <Fn> while pressing
the key within the
embedded keypad.
Num Lock off
Type the letters in a
normal manner.
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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:
+<Tab> (Activates next taskbar button)
+<E> (Explore My Computer)
+<F> (Find document)
+<M> (Minimise all)
<Shift>+
+<M> (Undoes minimise all)
+<R> (Displays the Run... dialog box)
Application key
Opens a context menu (same as a right-click).
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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.
To activate hot keys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the
other key in the hot key combination.
Hot key
<Fn>+<Esc
>
Icon
Function
Description
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep
mode.
See "Power management" on
page 25.
<Fn>+<F5>
Display toggle
Switches display output
between the screen, external
monitor (if connected) and
both the display screen and
external monitor.
<Fn>+<En
d>
Speaker toggle
Turns the speakers on and off.
<Fn>+<Pg
Up>
Volume up
Increases the speaker volume.
<Fn>+<Pg
Dn>
Volume down
Decreases the speaker
volume.
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Hot key
Icon
Function
Description
<Fn>+<↑>
Brightness up
Increases the screen
brightness.
<Fn>+<↓>
Brightness down
Decreases the screen
brightness.
The Euro symbol
If your keyboard layout is set to United States-International, 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 in Windows Millennium Edition and
Windows 2000, follow the steps below:
1
Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel.
2
Double-click on Keyboard.
3
Click on the Language tab.
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.
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Click on OK.
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Click on Start, Control Panel.
2
Double-click on Regional and Language Options.
3
Click on the Language tab and click on Details.
4
Verify that the keyboard layout used for "En English (United
States)" is set to United States-International.
If not, select and click on ADD; 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.
Note: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol.
Please refer to www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq12.htm for
more information.
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To verify the keyboard type in Windows XP, follow the steps below:
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Launch keys
Located above the keyboard are three buttons. The left-most button is
the power button. To the right of the power button are the two
launch keys. They are designated as the Empowering Key and a
programmable button.
Launch key
Default application
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Acer eManager application (user-programmable)
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Acer Launch Manager (user-programmable)
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The built-in touchpad is a 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.
Touchpad basics
The following items teach you how to use the touchpad:
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Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor.
•
Press the left and right 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 is the same as clicking the left button.
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Touchpad
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Right
button
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); hold finger to the
touchpad on the second tap
and drag the cursor.
Access
context
menu
Tap
Click once.
Note: Keep your fingers dry and clean when using the touchpad.
Also keep the touchpad dry and clean. The touchpad is sensitive to
finger movement, hence, the lighter the touch, the better the
response. Tapping harder will not increase the touchpad’s
responsiveness.
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This computer supplies you with the following media storage:
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High-capacity Enhanced IDE hard disc
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Internal optical drive
Hard disc
The high-capacity hard discdisc is the answer to your storage needs.
This is where your programs and data are stored.
Optical drive
Your computer comes equipped with an optical drive which may be
one of the following:
•
DVD/CD-RW Combo drive
•
DVD-Dual drive
•
DVD-Super Multi drive
Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray
To eject the optical drive 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 48.
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Storage
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Using software
Playing DVD movies
When the DVD-ROM drive module is installed in the optical 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
programme asks you to enter 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 disc does not reset the number of times the
region code has been set. Refer to the table below 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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The computer comes with 16-bit high-fidelity AC'97 stereo audio, and
dual stereo speakers.
Adjusting the volume
Adjusting the volume on the computer is as easy as pressing some
buttons. See "Hot keys" on page 17 for more information on adjusting
the speaker volume.
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
disc, 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
the advanced configuration and power interface (ACPI), which allows
for maximum power conservation and maximum performance at the
same time. Windows handles all power-saving chores for your
computer.
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Moving around with your TravelMate
This section gives you tips and hints 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, floppy discs or compact discs, from the drive(s).
3
Shut down the computer.
4
Close the display cover.
5
Disconnect the cord from the AC adaptor.
6
Disconnect the keyboard, pointing device, printer, external
monitor, and other external devices.
7
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; then press and release the power button.
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... or Turn off Computer (Windows XP).
2
Select Shut down and click on OK, or select Turn Off (Windows
2000).
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When you are ready to use the computer again, unlatch and open the
display; then press and release the power button.
Note: If the Sleep indicator is off, the computer has entered
Hibernation mode and turned off. If the power indicator is off but
the Sleep indicator is on, the computer has entered Sleep mode. In
both cases, press and release the power button to turn the
computer back on. Note that the computer may enter Hibernation
mode after being in Sleep mode for a period of time.
What to take to short meetings
A fully charged battery runs the computer for about 4.5 hours. If your
meeting is shorter than that, you probably do not need to take
anything with you other than the computer.
What to bring to long meetings
If your meeting lasts longer than 4.5 hours, or if your battery is not
fully charged, you may want to take the AC adaptor with you to plug
in your computer while 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
<Fn>+<Esc> or close the display cover whenever you are not actively
using the computer. To resume, open the display (if closed); then press
and release the power button.
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:
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you can put the computer in Sleep mode by pressing <Fn>+<Esc>. Then
close and latch the display.
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Check if you have removed all media, floppy discs 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.
Caution: Avoid packing items next to the top cover of the
computer. Pressure against the top cover can damage the screen
What to take with you
Unless you already have some items at home, take the following items
with you:
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AC adaptor and power cord
•
The printed user's guide
Special considerations
Follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling to
and from work:
•
Minimise the effects of temperature changes by keeping the
computer with you.
•
If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot
carry 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.
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If you frequently work on your computer at home, you may want to
purchase a second AC adaptor for use at home. With a second AC
adaptor, you can avoid carrying 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.
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 carrying it into the gate area.
What to take with you
Take the following items with you:
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AC adaptor
•
Spare, fully-charged battery pack(s)
•
Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer
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 discs to hand-held metal detectors.
Traveling internationally with the computer
When you are moving from country to country.
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Preparing the computer
Prepare the computer as you would normally prepare it for traveling.
What to bring with you
Bring the following items with you:
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AC adaptor
•
Power cords that are appropriate for the country to which you are
traveling
•
Spare, fully-charged battery packs
•
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 adaptor 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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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 rear of the computer, lets you
connect a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.
Wrap a computer security lock cable around an immovable object such
as a table or handle of a locked drawer. Insert the lock into the notch
and turn the key to secure the lock. Some keyless models are also
available.
Using passwords
Passwords protect your computer from unauthorised access. Setting
these passwords creates several different levels of protection for your
computer and data:
•
Supervisor Password prevents unauthorised entry into the BIOS
Utility. Once set, you must enter this password to gain access to
the BIOS Utility. See "BIOS Utility" on page 42.
•
User Password secures your computer against unauthorised use.
Combine the use of this password with password checkpoints on
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boot-up and resume from hibernation for maximum security.
•
Password on Boot secures your computer against unauthorised
use. Combine the use of this password with password checkpoints
on boot-up and resume from hibernation for maximum security.
Important! Do not forget your Supervisor Password! If you forget
your password, please get in touch with your dealer or an
authorised service center.
Entering passwords
When a password is set, a password prompt appears in the center of
the display screen.
•
When the Supervisor Password is set, a prompt appears when you
press <F2> to enter the BIOS Utility at boot-up.
•
Type the Supervisor Password and press <Enter> to access the BIOS
Utility. If you enter the password incorrectly, a warning message
appears. Try again and press <Enter>.
•
When the User Password is set and the password on boot
parameter is enabled, a prompt appears at boot-up.
•
Type the User Password and press <Enter> to use the computer. If
you enter the password incorrectly, a warning message appears.
Try again and press <Enter>.
Important! You have three chances to enter a password. If you fail
to enter the password correctly after three tries, the system halts.
Press and hold the power button for four seconds to shut down
the computer. Then turn on the computer again, and try again.
Setting passwords
You can set passwords using the BIOS Utility.
2 Customising my
computer
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 customise your computer.
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Your TravelMate offers you a complete mobile computing experience.
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.
Fax/Data modem
Your computer has a built-in V.92 56Kbps AC'97 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.
Warning: Please make sure that the cable you use is appropriate
for the country in which you are working.
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Built-in network feature
The built-in network feature allows you to connect your computer to
an Ethernet-based (10/100 Mbps) network.
To use the network feature, connect an Ethernet cable from the
network jack on the rear of the computer to a network jack or hub on
your network.
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The USB 2.0 port is a high-speed serial bus which allows you to connect
USB peripherals without taking up precious system resources. Your
computer has three ports available, one on the left and two at the
rear.
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PC Card slot
The Type II PC Card slot found on the left side of the computer accepts
PC 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.
Popular PC Cards include flash, fax/data modem, LAN, wireless LAN and
SCSI cards. CardBus improves on the 16-bit PC card technology by
expanding the bandwidth to 32 bits.
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.
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Left-click on the PC Card icon on the taskbar and stop the card
operation.
3
(a) Press the slot eject button to pop out the eject button; then (b)
press it again to eject the card.
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 authorised dealer if you decide to perform a
key component upgrade.
Memory upgrade
Memory is expandable to 2 GB, employing 256, or 512 MB, or 1 GB
industry standard soDIMMs. The computer supports DDR SDRAM.
There are two memory slots on your computer, one of which is
occupied by standard memory. You can upgrade memory by installing
a memory module into the 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 adaptor (if connected) and
remove the battery pack. Then turn the computer over to access its
base.
2
(a) Remove the screws from the memory cover; then (b) lift up and
remove the memory cover.
3
(a) Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot, then (b)
gently press it down until it clicks into place.
4
Replace the memory cover and secure it with the screw.
5
Reinstall the battery pack, and reconnect the AC adaptor.
6
Turn on the computer.
The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total
memory size.
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Acer eManager
Acer eManager is an innovative sofware designed for frequently used
functions. At the press of Acer Empowering Key, the Acer eManager
user interface appears, featuring four main settings —
Acer eSetting, Acer ePresentation, Acer ePowerManagement and Acer
eRecovery(manufacturing option).
To set the Acer Empowering Key, see "Launch keys" on page 20.
Launch Manager
Launch Manager allows you to set the two launch keys located above
the keyboard. "Launch keys" on page 20 for the location of the launch
keys.
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You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start,
All Programs, and then Launch Manager to start the application.
BIOS Utility
The BIOS Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your
computer's BIOS.
Your computer is already properly configured and optimised, 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; while the
TravelMate logo is being displayed.
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Note: This feature is only available on certain models.
Multilingual operating system installation
Follow the instructions to choose the operating system and language
you use when you first power-on the system.
1
Turn on the system.
2
Acer's multilingual operating system selection menu will pop-up
automatically.
3
Use the arrow keys to scroll to the language version you want.
Press <Enter> to confirm your selection.
4
The operating system and language you choose now will be the
only option for future recovery operations.
5
The system will install the operating system and language you
choose.
Restore without a Recovery CD
This recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original
software content that is installed when you purchase your notebook.
Follow the steps below to rebuild your C: drive. (Your C: drive will be
reformatted and all data will be erased.) It is important to back up all
data files before you use this option.
Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings.
a
Check to see if Acer disc-to-disc recovery is enabled or not.
b
Make sure the [Acer D2D Recovery] setting in [Main] is
[Enabled].
c
Exit the BIOS Setup Utility and save changes. The system will
reboot.
Note: To activate BIOS Setup Utility, press <F2> during POST.
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1
Restart the system.
2
The instruction Press <F2> to Enter BIOS is shown at the bottom of
the screen, during POST.
3
Press <Alt>+<F10> at the same time to enter the recovery process.
4
The message "The system has password protection. Please enter
000000:" is displayed.
5
Enter six zeros and continue.
6
The Acer Self-Configuration Preload window appears.
7
Use the arrow keys to scroll through the items (operating system
versions) and press <Enter> to select.
Setup password and exit
Press <F3> to setup password or press <F5> to exit the system recovery
process when the Acer Self-Configuration Preload window appears.
If <F3> is pressed, the next screen shows "Please enter new password:"
enter one to eight alphanumeric characters. You will be asked to
reenter your password for confirmation before continuing.
The screen will display "Password has been created. Press any key to
reboot...", hit any key to reboot your system.
If <F5> is pressed, the recovery process will be terminated and the
system will reboot and start normally.
Important: This feature occupies 2 GB in a hidden partition on your hard drive.
3 Troubleshooting my
computer
This chapter shows you 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 authorised service center for
assistance.
Key link: www.acersupport.com
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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 button 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 supplied 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 adaptor to recharge
the battery pack.
•
Make sure that the AC adaptor is properly plugged into the
computer and to the power outlet.
If it is lit, check the following:
•
Is a non-bootable (non-system) disc in the external USB floppy
drive? Remove or replace it with a system disc and press
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> to restart the system.
Nothing appears on the screen.
The computer’s power management system automatically blanks the
screen to save power. Press any key to turn the display back on.
If pressing a key does not turn the display back on, three things might
be the cause:
•
The brightness level might be too low. Press <Fn>+<↑> (increase)
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.
•
If the Sleep indicator is lit, the computer is in Sleep mode. Press
and release the power button to resume.
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Image is not full-screen.
The computer display has a native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) for
the 14.1"/15.0" screens. If you set the resolution lower than this, the
screen expands to fill the computer display. 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 volume level may be too low. In Windows, look at the volume
control icon on the taskbar. You can also use the volume control
buttons to adjust the volume. See "Hot keys" on page 17 for more
detail.
•
If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to
the line-out port on the computer's left panel, the internal
speakers automatically turn off.
I want to eject the optical drive tray without turning on the
power. I cannot eject the optical drive tray.
There is a mechanical eject button on the optical drive. Simply insert
the tip of a pen or paperclip and push to eject the tray.
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Try attaching an external keyboard to a USB 2.0 port on the rear or left
of the computer. If it works, contact your dealer or an authorised
service center as the internal keyboard cable may be loose.
The infrared port does not work.
Check the following:
•
Make sure that the infrared ports of the two devices are facing
each other (+/- 15 degrees) a maximum of 1 metre apart.
•
Make sure there is a clear path between the two infrared ports.
Nothing should be blocking the ports.
•
Make sure you have the appropriate software running on both
devices (for file transfers) or you have the appropriate drivers (for
printing to an infrared printer).
•
During the POST, press <F2> to access the BIOS Utility and verify
that the infrared port is enabled.
•
Make sure both devices are IrDA-compliant.
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 communication 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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Troubleshooting tips
This notebook computer incorporates an advanced design that delivers
onscreen error message reports to help you solve problems.
If the system reports an error message or an error symptom occurs, see
"Error messages" on page 51. If the problem cannot be resolved,
contact your dealer. See "Requesting service" on page 52.
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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 authorised service
center.
CMOS Checksum Error
Contact your dealer or an authorised service
center.
Disc Boot Failure
Insert a system (bootable) disc into the floppy
drive (A:), then press <Enter> to reboot.
Equipment
Configuration Error
Press <F2> (during POST) to enter the BIOS Utility;
then press Exit in the BIOS Utility to reboot.
Hard Disc 0 Error
Contact your dealer or an authorised service
center.
Hard Disc 0 Extended
Type Error
Contact your dealer or an authorised service
center.
I/O Parity Error
Contact your dealer or an authorised service
center.
Keyboard Error or No
Keyboard Connected
Contact your dealer or an authorised service
center.
Keyboard Interface
Error
Contact your dealer or an authorised service
center.
Memory Size Mismatch
Press <F2> (during POST) to enter the BIOS Utility;
then press Exit in the BIOS Utility to reboot.
If you still encounter problems after going through the corrective
measures, please contact your dealer or an authorised 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,
authorised 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-authorised
ITW service site, you can still get in contact with our offices worldwide.
Please consult www.acersupport.com.
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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.
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).
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
This appendix lists the general specifications
of your computer.
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Intel® Celeron® M Processor 340 at 1.5 GHz or above
Memory
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Main memory expandable up to 2 GB
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Two DDR DIMM slots
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Support 256, and 512 MB or 1GB DDR SDRAM modules
•
512 KB Flash ROM BIOS
Data storage
•
One high-capacity, Enhanced IDE hard disc
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One internal optical drive
Display and video
•
14.1" or 15.0" thin-film transistor (TFT) displaying at 1024 x 768
XGA resolution, or 15.0" TFT displaying at 1024 x 768 XGA
resolution
•
Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support
•
Dual independent display
Audio
•
16-bit AC'97 stereo audio
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Dual speakers
•
Separate audio ports for headphone-out, and line-in/microphonein devices
Keyboard and pointing device
•
85-/86-key Windows keyboard
•
Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device
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Appendix A Specifications
I/O ports
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One Type II CardBus PC Card slot
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One RJ-45 jack (Ethernet 10/100)
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One RJ-11 phone jack (V.92)
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One DC-in jack for AC adapter
•
One VGA port for external monitor
•
One speaker/headphone-out jack (3.5 mm mini jack)
•
One microphone-in jack
•
Three USB 2.0 ports (two at the rear and one on left side)
Weight and dimensions
•
2.51 kg (5.53 lbs.) for 14.1" LCD model
2.65 kg (5.84 lbs.) for 15" LCD model
•
336.4 mm (W) x 281.5 mm (D) x 32/34.9 mm (H)
Environment
•
•
Temperature
•
Operating: 5°C to 35°C
•
Non-operating: -20°C to 65°C
Humidity (non-condensing)
•
Operating: 20% to 80% RH
•
Non-operating: 20% to 80% RH
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System
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ACPI support
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DMI 2.0-compliant
•
Microsoft Windows operating system
Power
•
•
Battery pack
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31 Wh Li-ion battery pack
•
2-hour rapid charge/3.5-hour charge-in-use
AC adapter
•
65 Watt
•
Auto sensing 90 to 264 V AC, 47 to 63 Hz
Options
•
256, and 512 MB or 1 GB memory upgrade modules
•
Additional Li-ion battery pack
•
Type No. :
BATCL50L (8 Cell) Tech No. : 14.8Vdc, 4300mAh
BATCL50L4 (4 Cell) Tech No. : 14.8Vdc, 2150mAh
•
Additional AC adaptor
•
Type No. :
Lite-on PA-1650-02.. Tech No. : 19V, 3.42A
Delta ADP-65DB
•
USB floppy drive
Tech No. : 19V, 3.42A
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Appendix A Specifications
Appendix B
Notices
This appendix lists the general notices
of your computer.
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As an Energy Star partner, Acer Inc. has determined that this product
meets the Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency.
FCC notice
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This device generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this device does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
device off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the device and receiver.
•
Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician
for help.
Notice: Shielded cables
All connections to other computing devices must be made using
shielded cables to maintain compliance with FCC regulations.
Notice: Peripheral devices
Only peripherals (input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.)
certified to comply with the Class B limits may be attached to this
equipment. Operation with non-certified peripherals is likely to result
in interference to radio and TV reception.
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Appendix B Notices
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer
could void the user's authority, which is granted by the Federal
Communications Commission, to operate this computer.
Operation conditions
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Notice: Canadian users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Remarque à l'intention des utilisateurs canadiens
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB003 du Canada.
Declaration of Conformity for EU countries
Hereby, Acer, declares that this TravelMate series is in compliance with
the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC. (Please visit www.acer.com/about/certificates/nb for
complete documents.)
Замечание для РФ
Соответствует сертификатам, обязательным в РФ
Стенная розетка должна быть правильно заземлена
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Notice for USA
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. Located on 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.
Caution: To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger
UL Listed or CSA Certified Telecommunication Line Cord.
TBR 21
This equipment has been approved [Council Decision 98/482/EC - "TBR
21"] for single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone
Network (PSTN). However, due to differences between the individual
PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself,
give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN
termination point. In the event of problems, you should contact your
equipment supplier in the first instance.
List of Applicable Countries
EU member states as of May 2004 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany,
Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,
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Appendix B Notices
Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom Estonia, Latvia,
Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia,
Cyprus and Malta. Usage allowed in the countries of European Union,
as well as Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein. This device
must be used in strict accordance with the regulations and constraints
in the country of use. For further information, please contact local
office in the country of use.
Notice for Australia
For safety reasons, only connect headsets with a telecommunications
compliance label. This includes customer equipment previously labelled
permitted or certified.
Notice for New Zealand
For modem with approval number PTC 211/03/008
1
The grant of a Telepermit for any item of terminal equipment
indicates only that Telecom has accepted that the item complies
with minimum conditions for connection to its network. It
indicates no endorsement of the product by Telecom, nor does it
provide any sort of warranty. Above all, it provides no assurance
that any item will work correctly in all respects with another item
of Telepermitted equipment of a different make or model, nor
does it imply that any product is compatible with all of Telecom's
network services.
2
This equipment is not capable, under all operating conditions, of
correct operation at the higher speeds for which it is designed.
Telecom will accept no responsibility should difficulties arise in
such circumstances.
3
Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's
Telepermit requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC)
associated with this device. The associated equipment shall be set
to operate within the following limits for compliance with
Telecom's Specifications:
a
There shall be no more than 10 call attempts to the same
number within any 30 minute period for any single manual
call initiation, and
b
The equipment shall go on-hook for a period of not less than
30 seconds between the end of one attempt and the
beginning of the next call attempt.
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Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's
Telepermit requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC)
associated with this device. In order to operate within the limits
for compliance with Telecom's specifications, the associated
equipment shall be set to ensure that automatic calls to different
numbers are spaced such that there is not less than 5 seconds
between the end of one call attempt and the beginning of
another.
5
This equipment shall not be set up to make automatic calls to
Telecom's 111 Emergency Service.
For modem with approval number PTC 211/01/030
1
The grant of a Telepermit for any item of terminal equipment
indicates only that Telecom has accepted that the item complies
with minimum conditions for connection to its network. It
indicates no endorsement of the product by Telecom, nor does it
provide any sort of warranty. Above all, it provides no assurance
that any item will work correctly in all respects with another item
of Telepermitted equipment of a different make or model, nor
does it imply that any product is compatible with all of Telecom's
network services.
2
This equipment is not capable, under all operating conditions, of
correct operation at the higher speeds for which it is designed.
Telecom will accept no responsibility should difficulties arise in
such circumstances.
3
This device is equipped with pulse dialing while the Telecom
standard is DTMF tone dialing. There is no guarantee that Telecom
lines will always continue to support pulse dialing.
4
Use of pulse dialing, when this equipment is connected to the
same line as other equipment, may give rise to bell tinkle or noise
and may also cause a false answer condition. Should such problems
occur, the user should NOT contact the telecom Fault Service.
5
This equipment may not provide for the effective hand-over of a
call to another device connected to the same line.
6
Under power failure conditions this appliance may not operate.
Please ensure that a separate telephone, not dependent on local
power, is available for emergency use.
7
Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's
Telepermit requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC)
associated with this device. The associated equipment shall be set
to operate within the following limits for compliance with
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Telecom's specifications, the associated equipment shall be set to
ensure that calls are answered between 3 and 30 seconds of
receipt of ringing.
8
This equipment shall not be set up to make automatic calls to
Telecom's 111 Emergency Service.
Important safety instructions
Read these instructions carefully. Save them for future reference.
1
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
2
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not
use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for
cleaning.
3
Do not use this product near water.
4
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The
product may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
5
Slots and openings are provided for ventilation; to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from overheating.
These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings
should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa,
rug, or other similar surface. This product should never be placed
near or over a radiator or heat register, or in a built-in installation
unless proper ventilation is provided.
6
This product should be operated from the type of power indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power
available, consult your dealer or local power company.
7
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate
this product where persons will walk on the cord.
8
If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the
total ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension
cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also,
make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the
wall outlet does not exceed the fuse rating.
9
Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet
slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid
of any kind on the product.
10 Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or
other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
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a
When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
b
If liquid has been spilled into the product.
c
If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d
If the product does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions since improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the product to normal condition.
e
If the product has been dropped or the case has been
damaged.
f
If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance,
indicating a need for service.
12 The TravelMate series uses lithium batteries.
Replace the battery with the same type as the product's battery we
recommend in the product specification list. Use of another
battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
13 Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not
disassemble or dispose of them in fire. Keep them away from
children and dispose of used batteries promptly.
14 To avoid hazard of unexpected electrical shock, use the AC
adaptor only when the wall socket is properly grounded.
15 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 7 A 125 V minimum, VDE
approved or its equivalent. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6
metres).
16 Always disconnect all telephone lines from the wall outlet before
serving or disassembling this equipment.
17 Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an
electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from
lightning.
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11 Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
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Laser compliance statement
The CD or DVD drive used with this computer is a laser product. The CD
or DVD drive's classification label (shown below) is located on the
drive.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
CAUTION: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID
EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
APPAREIL A LASER DE CLASSE 1 PRODUIT
LASERATTENTION: RADIATION DU FAISCEAU LASER INVISIBLE EN CAS
D’OUVERTURE. EVITTER TOUTE EXPOSITION AUX RAYONS.
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE LASER KLASSE 1
VORSICHT: UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG
GEÖFFNET NICHT DEM STRAHLL AUSSETZEN
PRODUCTO LÁSER DE LA CLASE I
ADVERTENCIA: RADIACIÓN LÁSER INVISIBLE AL SER ABIERTO. EVITE
EXPONERSE A LOS RAYOS.
ADVARSEL: LASERSTRÅLING VEDÅBNING SE IKKE IND I STRÅLEN.
VARO! LAVATTAESSA OLET ALTTINA LASERSÅTEILYLLE.
VARNING: LASERSTRÅLNING NÅR DENNA DEL ÅR ÖPPNAD ÅLÅ
TUIJOTA SÅTEESEENSTIRRA EJ IN I STRÅLEN
VARNING: LASERSTRÅLNING NAR DENNA DEL ÅR ÖPPNADSTIRRA EJ IN
I STRÅLEN
ADVARSEL: LASERSTRÅLING NAR DEKSEL ÅPNESSTIRR IKKE INN I
STRÅLEN
LCD pixel statement
The LCD unit is produced with high-precision manufacturing
techniques. Nevertheless, some pixels may occasionally misfire or
appear as black or red dots. This has no effect on the recorded image
and does not constitute a malfunction.
Macrovision® copyright protection notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is
protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other
intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and
other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must
be authorised by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home
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Apparatus Claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 4,631,603, 4,577,216, 4,819,098,
4,907,093, and 6,516,132 licensed for limited viewing uses only.
Radio Device Regulatory Notice
Note: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless LAN
and/or Bluetooth® only.
General
This product complies with the radio frequency and safety standards of
any country or region in which it has been approved for wireless use.
Depending on configurations, this product may or may not contain
wireless radio devices (such as wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth®
modules). Below information is for products with such devices.
European Union (EU)
This device complies with the essential requirements of the European
Council Directives listed below:
73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive
•
EN 60950
89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive
•
EN 55022
•
EN 55024
•
EN 61000-3-2/-3
99/5/EC Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE)
Directive
•
Art.3.1a) EN 60950
•
Art.3.1b) EN 301 489 -1/-17
•
Art.3.2) EN 300 328-2
•
Art.3.2) EN 301 893 *applies to 5 GHz only
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and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorised by
Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is
prohibited.
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List of Applicable Countries
EU member states as of May 2004 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany,
Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,
Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom Estonia, Latvia,
Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia,
Cyprus and Malta. Usage allowed in the countries of European Union,
as well as Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein. This device
must be used in strict accordance with the regulations and constraints
in the country of use. For further information, please contact local
office in the country of use.
The FCC RF safety requirement
The radiated output power of Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Card and
Bluetooth® card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits.
Nevertheless, the TravelMate series shall be used in such a manner that
the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized
as follows:
1
Users are requested to follow the RF safety instructions on wireless
option devices that are included in the user’s manual of each RF
option device.
Caution: To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance
requirements, a separation distance of at least 20 cm (8 inches)
must be maintained between the antenna for the integrated
Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Card built in to the screen section and all
persons.
2
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the
5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be
used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce
the potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile
Satellite systems.
3
High power radar are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 to 5.35
GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause
interference with and/or damage this device.
4
An improper installation or unauthorised use may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Also any tampering of the
internal antenna will void the FCC certification and your warranty.
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a
Common information
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference, and
2. this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of the
device.
b
Operation in 2.4 GHz band
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this
device is intended to be operated indoors and installation
outdoors is subject to licensing.
c
Operation in 5 GHz band
•
The device for the band 5150-5250 MHz is only for indoor usage to
reduce potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile
Satellite systems.
•
High power radars are allocated as primary users (meaning they
have priority) of 5250-5350 MHz and 5650-5850 MHz and these
radars could cause interference and/or damage to LELAN
(Licence-Exempt Local Area Network) devices.
Exposure of humans to RF fields (RSS-102)
The TravelMate series employs low gain integral antennas that do not
emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general
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Canada - Low power license-exempt radio
communication devices (RSS-210)
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population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from Health Canada’s
Web site at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.
Note: Acer Wireless Mini PCI Adapter implements a transmission
diversity function. The function does not emit radio frequencies
simultaneously from both antennas. One of the antennas is
selected automatically or manually (by users) to ensure goodquality radiocommunication.
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Acer Incorporated
8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih
Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan.
Tel : 886-2-2696-1234
Fax : 886-2-2696-3535
www.acer.com
Declaration of Conformity
We,
Acer Inc.
8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih,
Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan.
Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai
Tel: 886-2-8691-3089 Fax: 886-2-8691-3000
E-mail: easy_lai@acer.com.tw
Hereby declare that:
Product:
Trade Name:
Model Number:
SKU Number:
Notebook PC
Acer
TravelMate 2350, CL51
TravelMate 235xxxx (“x” = 0~9, a ~ z, A ~ Z, or blank)
Is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the
following EC directives.
Reference No.
89/336/EEC
73/23/EEC
1999/5/EC
Title
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC directive)
Low Voltage Directive (LVD)
Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (R&TTE)
The product specified above was tested conforming to the applicable Rules under the most
accurate measurement standards possible, and that all the necessary steps have been taken
and are in force to assure that production units of the same product will continue to comply
with the requirements.
--------------------------Easy Lai/ Director
Qualification Center
Product Assurance, Acer Inc.
2004/11/01
-----------------Date
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Index
turning off iv
connections
network 36
A
D
AC adapter
caring for v
AcerMedia drive 23
audio 25
adjusting the volume
troubleshooting 48
display
hotkeys 17
troubleshooting
DVD 24
DVD movies
playing 24
25
B
E
battery pack
caring for v
BIOS utility 42
brightness
hotkeys 18
error messages
Euro 18
C
caps lock 14
on indicator 13
care
AC adapter v
battery pack v
computer iv
CD-ROM
ejecting 23
ejecting manually 48
troubleshooting 48
cleaning
computer vi
computer
bringing to meetings 27
caring for iv
cleaning vi
disconnecting 26
features 3, 10
indicators 12
keyboards 14
moving around 26
on indicator 5, 13
performance 10
security 31
setting up a home office 29
taking home 27
traveling internationally 30
traveling on local trips 29
troubleshooting 46
47,
48
51
F
FAQ. See frequently-asked questions
frequently-asked questions 47
front view 3
H
hard disk 23
help
online services
Hibernation mode
hotkey 17
hotkeys 17
52
I
indicator lights 12
ITW. See warranty
K
keyboard 14
embedded numeric keypad
hotkeys 17
lock keys 14
troubleshooting 49
Windows keys 16
L
LEDs
12
M
memory
installing 40
upgrading 39
messages
error 51
15
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modem
35
N
network 36
notice
DVD copyright protection
num lock 14
on indicator 13
numeric keypad
num lock 15
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O
online services 52
options
memory upgrade
39
P
password 31
types 31
PC Card 38
ejecting 38
inserting 38
ports 35
printer
troubleshooting 49
problems 47
CD-ROM 48
display 47, 48
keyboard 49
printer 49
startup 47
troubleshooting 46
scroll lock 14
on indicator 12
security
keylock 31
passwords 31
service
when to call vi
speakers
hotkey 17
troubleshooting 48
specifications 56
status indicators 12
storage 23
AcerMedia drive 23
hard disk 23
support
information 52
T
touchpad 21
using 21– 22
travel
international flights
local trips 29
troubleshooting 46
tips 50
30
U
universal serial bus
37
V
view
questions
setting location for modem use
49
left 4, 6
rear 8
right 6
volume
adjusting 25
S
W
safety
CD or DVD 70
FCC notice 63
general instructions 68
modem notices 65
warranty
International Traveler’s Warranty 52
Windows keys 16
Q