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TravelMate 2400/3210 Series
User's Guide
Copyright © 2005. Acer Incorporated.
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TravelMate 2400/3210 Series User's Guide
Original Issue: May 2005
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First things first
We would like to thank you for making the TravelMate series of notebook
computers your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs.
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.
The printed User's Guide introduces you to the basic features and
functions of your new computer. For more on how your computer
can help you to be more productive, please refer to the
AcerSystem User's Guide. This guide contains detailed
information on such subjects as system utilities, data recovery,
expansion options, and troubleshooting. In addition it contains
warranty information and the general regulations and safety
notices for your notebook. It is available in Portable Document
Format (PDF) and comes preloaded on your notebook. Follow
these steps to access it:
1 Click on Start, All Programs, AcerSystem.
2 Click on AcerSystem User's Guide.
Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. If Adobe
Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, clicking on
AcerSystem 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 and Support menu.
Basic care and tips for using your computer
Turning your computer on and off
To turn on the computer, simply press and release the power button below the
LCD screen beside the easy-launch buttons. See "Front view" on page 1 for the
location of the power button.
To turn the power off, do any of the following:
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Use the Windows shutdown command
Click on Start, Turn Off Computer, then click on Turn Off.
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Use the power button
Note: You can also use the power button to perform power
management functions.
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Use the customized functions for power management
You can also shut down the computer by closing the display cover, or by
pressing the sleep hotkey <Fn> + <F4>.
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. Do not place it near sources
of heat, such as a radiator.
•
Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0 ºC (32 ºF) or above
50 ºC (122 ºF).
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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 or vibration.
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Do not expose the computer to dust or dirt.
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Never place objects on top of 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 foot traffic.
•
When unplugging the power cord, do not pull on the cord itself but pull
on the plug.
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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.
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 possible.
Cleaning and servicing
When cleaning the computer, follow these steps:
1
Turn off the computer and remove the battery pack.
2
Disconnect the AC adaptor.
3
Use a soft, moist cloth. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
If either of the following occurs:
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the computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged;
•
the computer does not operate normally
please refer to "Frequently asked questions" on page 22.
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.
Users are requested to follow the RF safety instructions for wireless option
devices that are included in the user's manual of each RF option device.
An improper installation or unauthorized use may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. Also, any tampering of the internal antenna will void
the FCC certification and your warranty.
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to
be operated indoors, and installation outdoors is subject to licensing.
For more information about our products, services, and support information,
please visit our website: http://global.acer.com.
Contents
First things first
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Your guides
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Basic care and tips for using your computer iii
Turning your computer on and off
Taking care of your computer
Taking care of your AC adaptor
Taking care of your battery pack
Cleaning and servicing
A TravelMate tour
Front view
Closed front view
Left view
Right view
Rear view
Base view
Specifications
Indicators
Easy-launch buttons
Touchpad
Touchpad basics
Using the keyboard
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Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad
Windows keys
Hotkeys
Special keys
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Adjusting the volume
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Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray 17
Using a computer security lock
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Audio
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Using the system utilities
Acer eManager
Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible)
Launch Manager
Frequently asked questions
Requesting service
International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
Before you call
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Taking your notebook PC with you
Disconnecting from the desktop
Moving around
Preparing the computer
What to take to short meetings
What to take to long meetings
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Taking the computer home
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Preparing the computer
What to take with you
Special considerations
Setting up a home office
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Traveling with the computer
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Preparing the computer
What to take with you
Special considerations
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Preparing the computer
What to bring with you
Special considerations
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Traveling internationally with the computer30
Securing your computer
Using a computer security lock
Using passwords
Entering passwords
Setting passwords
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Expanding through options
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Connectivity options
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Fax/data modem
Built-in network feature
Fast Infrared (on selected models)
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
IEEE 1394 port
PC Card slot
BIOS utility
Boot sequence
Enable disk-to-disk recovery
Password
Using software
Playing DVD movies
Power management
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Acer eRecovery
Create backup
Restore from backup
Create factory default image CD
Re-install bundled software without CD
Change password
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting tips
Error messages
Regulations and safety notices
ENERGY STAR guidelines compliance
FCC notice
Modem notices
Important safety instructions
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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 view
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Item
Description
1
Display screen
Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays
computer output.
2
Power button
Turns the computer on and off.
3
Easy-launch
buttons
Buttons for launching frequently used programs.
See "Easy-launch buttons" on page 10 for more details.
4
Microphone
Internal microphone for sound recording.
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A TravelMate tour
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Item
Description
5
Status
indicators
Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that turn on and off to
show the status of the computer's functions and
components.
6
Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands when you use
the computer.
7
Click buttons
The left and right buttons function like the left and
(Left and right) right mouse buttons.
8
Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a
computer mouse.
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Keyboard
For entering data into your computer.
Closed front view
Item
Description
1
#
Icon
Speaker-out/line-out/
Headphone jack
Connects to audio line-out devices
(e.g., speakers, headphones).
2
Mic-in jack
Accepts inputs from external
microphone.
3
Speakers
Left and right speakers deliver stereo
audio output.
4
Bluetooth®
communication
button/indicator
Press to enable/disable Bluetooth
function. Lights to indicate the status of
Bluetooth communications (option only
available for TravelMate 3210).
5
Wireless
communication
button/indicator
Press to enable/disable the wireless
function. Indicates the status of wireless
LAN communication.
6
Power indicator
Lights when the computer is on.
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Icon
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Item
Description
Battery indicator
Lights when the battery is being
charged.
Left view
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Item
Description
1
Icon
External display
port
Connects to a display device (e.g.,
external monitor, LCD projector).
2
S-video out port
Connects to a television or display
device with S-video input. (on
selected models)
3
Network jack
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/
1000-based network (depends on
model).
4
Modem jack
Connects to a phone line.
5
Two USB 2.0 ports
Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
6
IEEE 1394 port
Connects to IEEE 1394 devices.
(on selected models)
7
PC Card slot
Accepts one Type II PC Card.
8
5-in-1 card reader
Accepts an MS, MS PRO, MMC, SD,
xD-Picture card
(on selected models).
Note: Only one card can operate at
any given time.
9
Infrared port
Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g.,
infrared printer and IR-aware
computer) (on selected models).
10
PC Card slot eject
button
Ejects the PC Card from the slot.
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Right view
#
Item
Description
1
Icon
Optical drive
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs
depending on the optical drive type.
2
LED indicator Lights up when the optical drive is active.
3
Optical drive
eject button
Ejects the optical drive tray from the
drive.
4
Emergency
eject hole
Ejects the optical drive tray when the
computer is turned off.
5
Ventilation
slots
Enable the computer to stay cool, even
after prolonged use.
6
Security
keylock
Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
Rear view
Item
Description
1
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Icon
Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
2
Power jack
Connects to an AC adaptor.
3
USB 2.0 ports
Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
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Base view
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Item
Description
1
Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
2
Battery lock
Locks the battery in place.
3
Cooling fan
Helps keep the computer cool.
Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan.
4
Memory
compartment
Houses the computer's main memory and mini PCI Card.
5
Hard disk bay
Houses the computer's hard disk (secured by a screw).
6
Battery release
latch
Releases the battery for removal.
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Specifications
Operating
system
Platform
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2)
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (Service Pack 2)
TravelMate 3210:
Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology, featuring:
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Intel® Pentium® M Processor 730/740/750/760/770 (2
MB L2 cache, 1.60/1.73/1.86/2/2.13 GHz, 533 MHz FSB)
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Intel® Pentium® M Processor 725 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.60
GHz, 400 MHz FSB)
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Intel® 915GM/PM Express chipset
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Wireless solution: integrated Intel® PRO/Wireless
2200BG network connection (dual-band 802.11b/g)
Wi-Fi® CERTIFIED™ solution, supporting Acer
SignalUp wireless technology
TravelMate 2400:
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 725 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.60
GHz, 400 MHz FSB)
Intel® Celeron® M Processor 350/360/370 or higher (1 MB
L2 cache, 1.30/1.40/1.50 GHz, 400 MHz FSB)
Intel® 910GML Express chipset
Integrated 802.11b/g Wi-Fi® CERTIFIED™ solution,
supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology
System memory
256/512 MB of DDR2 400/533 MHz memory, upgradeable
to 2 GB using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel
support)
Display and
graphics
14.1" WXGA color TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 resolution; 16:10
viewing ratio, supporting simultaneous multi-window
viewing on dual displays via Acer GridVista
16.7 million colors
Intel® 915GM (TravelMate 3210)/ Intel® 910GML
(TravelMate 2400) integrated 3D graphics, featuring
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900 and up to 128 MB
of VRAM, supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and dual
independent display
ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X700 with 64 MB or higher of
dedicated VRAM, supporting ATI POWERPLAY™ 5.0, PCI
Express™, Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and DualView™
(TravelMate 3210 only)
MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability
S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) support (TravelMate 3210 only)
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40/60/80 GB ATA/100 hard disk drive
Optical drive options:
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DVD-Super Multi double layer (TravelMate 3210)
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DVD-Dual double layer (TravelMate 2400)
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DVD/CD-RW combo
5-in-1 card reader supporting Secure Digital (SD),
MultiMediaCard (MMC), xD-Picture Card™ (XD), Memory
Stick® (MS) and Memory Stick PRO™ (MS-Pro)
Dimensions
and weight
335 (W) x 240 (D) x 31.9/34.1 (H) mm
(13.2 x 9.45 x 1.26/1.34 inches)
2.38 kg (5.25 lbs.)
Power
subsystem
ACPI 1.0b power management standard: supports Standby
and Hibernation power-saving modes
53.6 W (6-cell) and 80.3 W (9-cell) Li-ion battery packs (for
TravelMate 3210)
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3-hour battery life for models using ATI MOBILITY™
RADEON® X700 (6-cell battery)
4.5-hours battery life for models using Intel® 915GM
integrated graphics (6-cell battery)
44.6 W (6-cell) Li-ion battery pack (for TravelMate 2400)
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4-hour battery life
2.5-hour rapid charge system-off; 3.5-hour charge-in-use
3-pin 65 W AC adaptor
Input devices
84-/85-key Acer FineTouch™ keyboard
Touchpad with 4-way scroll button
Four easy-launch buttons
Two front-access LED-buttons: WLAN and Bluetooth®
Audio
Audio system with built-in speakers and microphone
Intel® AC'97 audio support
Sound Blaster Pro™ and MS-Sound compatible
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital
speakers
Communication
Modem: 56K ITU V.92 with PTT approval; Wake-on-Ring
ready
LAN: 10/100 Mbps (TravelMate 2400) or gigabit
(TravelMate 3210) Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready
WLAN: integrated 802.11b/g Wi-Fi® CERTIFIED™ solution
(TravelMate 2400) or Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG network
connection (dual-band 802.11b/g) Wi-Fi® CERTIFIED™
solution (TravelMate 3210)
Acer SignalUp wireless technology support
WPAN: integrated Bluetooth®
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Storage
subsystem
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I/O interface
Three USB 2.0 ports
5-in-1 card reader (MS/MS-PRO/MMC/SD/XD)
PC Card slot (one Type II)
IEEE 1394 port (TravelMate 3210 only)
Fast infrared (FIR) port (TravelMate 3210 only)
External display (VGA) port
S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port (TravelMate 3210 only)
Headphones/speaker/line-out port
Microphone/line-in jack
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
Modem (RJ-11) port
DC-in jack for AC adaptor
Security
Kensington lock slot
BIOS user and supervisor passwords
Software
Acer eManager
(ePowerManagement/ePresentation/eRecovery/eSettings)
Acer GridVista
Acer Launch Manager
Acer System Recovery CD
Norton AntiVirus™
Adobe® Reader®
CyberLink® PowerDVD™
NTI CD-Maker™
Options and
accessories
512 MB or 1 GB DDR2 533 MHz soDIMM memory modules
External USB floppy disk drive
9-cell Li-ion battery pack
3-pin 65 W AC adaptor
Environment
Temperature:
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Operating: 5° C to 35° C
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Non-operating: -20° C to 65° C
Humidity (non-condensing):
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Operating: 20% to 80%
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Non-operating: 20% to 80%
System
compliance
Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX)
Warranty
Wi-Fi®
Mobile PC 2001
ACPI 1.0b
DMI 2.0
One-year International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
Note: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The
exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.
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The computer has three easy-to-read status indicators on the upper-left above
the keyboard, and four on the front panel.
The power, battery, and wireless communication status indicators are visible
even when the LCD display is closed.
Icon
Function
Description
Caps Lock
Lights up when Caps Lock is activated.
Num Lock
Lights up when Num Lock is activated.
Media activity
Indicates when the hard disk or optical drive is active.
Bluetooth
Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication.
Wireless LAN
Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication.
Power
Lights up when the computer is on.
Battery
Lights up when the battery is being charged.
1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging.
2. Fully charged: The light shows green when in AC mode.
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Indicators
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Easy-launch buttons
Located at the upper-left, above the keyboard are four buttons. These buttons
are called easy-launch buttons. They are: mail, Web browser, Acer Empowering
Key "
" and one user-programmable button.
Press "
" to run the Acer eManager. Please see "Acer eManager" on page 19.
The mail and Web buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can
be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable keys, run the
Acer Launch Manager. See "Launch Manager" on page 21.
Easy-launch button
Default application
Mail
Email application (user-programmable)
Web browser
Internet browser (user-programmable)
Acer eManager (user-programmable)
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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 across the surface of
the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest provides optimum comfort
and support.
Touchpad basics
The following items show you how to use the touchpad:
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Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor.
•
Press the left (1) and right (4) buttons located beneath the touchpad to
perform 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.
•
Use the 4-way scroll (3) button to scroll up or down and move left or right
a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of
Windows applications.
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Touchpad
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Right
button (4)
Function
Left button (1)
Execute
Quickly click
twice.
Tap twice (at the same
speed as double-clicking
a mouse button).
Select
Click once.
Tap once.
Drag
Click and hold,
then use
finger on the
touchpad to
drag the
cursor.
Tap twice (at the same
speed as double-clicking
a mouse button); rest
your finger on the
touchpad on the second
tap and drag the cursor.
Access
context
menu
Scroll
Main touchpad (2)
Center
button (3)
Click once.
Click and
hold to move
up/down/
left/right.
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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The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor
keys, two Windows keys and 12 function keys.
Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad
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.
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
Number keys on
embedded keypad
Type numbers in a normal
manner.
Cursor-control keys on Hold <Shift> while using
embedded keypad
cursor-control keys.
Main keyboard keys
Num Lock off
Hold <Fn> while using
cursor-control keys.
Hold <Fn> while typing
Type the letters in a
letters on embedded keypad. normal manner.
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Using the keyboard
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Windows keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Key
Description
Windows
key
Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on
the Windows Start button; it launches the Start menu. It
can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of
functions:
<
> + <Tab> Activates the next Taskbar button.
<
> + <E>
<
> + <F1>
Opens Help and Support.
<
> + <F>
Opens the Find: All Files dialog box.
<
> + <R>
Opens the Run dialog box.
<
> + <M>
Minimizes all windows.
<Shift> + <
Opens the My Computer window.
> + <M>
Undoes the minimize all windows action.
Application This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse
key
button; it opens the application's context menu.
Hotkeys
The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the
computer's controls like screen brightness, volume output and the BIOS utility.
To activate hotkeys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key
in the hotkey combination.
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Hotkey
Icon
Description
Hotkey help
Displays help on hotkeys.
<Fn> + <F2>
Acer
eSettings
Launches Acer eSettings in Acer
eManager. See "Acer eManager" on
page 19.
<Fn> + <F3>
Launches Acer ePowerManagement in
Acer
ePowerMana- Acer eManager. See "Acer eManager" on
page 19.
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<Fn> + <F4>
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep mode.
<Fn> + <F5>
Display
toggle
Switches display output between the
display screen, external monitor
(if connected) and both.
<Fn> + <F6>
Screen blank
Turns the display screen backlight off to
save power. Press any key to return.
<Fn> + <F7>
Touchpad
toggle
Turns the internal touchpad on and off.
<Fn> + <F8>
Speaker
toggle
Turns the speakers on and off.
<Fn> + <↑>
Volume up
Increases the sound volume.
<Fn> + <↓>
Volume down Decreases the sound volume.
<Fn> + <→>
Brightness up Increases the screen brightness.
<Fn> + <←>
Brightness
down
Decreases the screen brightness.
English
Function
<Fn> + <F1>
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Special keys
You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the upper-center
and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. To type:
The Euro symbol
1
Open a text editor or word processor.
2
Either directly press the <Euro> key at the bottom-right of the keyboard,
or hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5> key at the upper-center of the
keyboard.
Note: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol.
Please refer to www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq12.htm for
more information.
The US dollar sign
1
Open a text editor or word processor.
2
Either directly press the <Dollar> key at the bottom-right of the keyboard,
or hold <Shift> and then press the <4> key at the upper-center of the
keyboard.
Note: This function varies according to the language settings.
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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 by using the emergency
eject hole.
Using a computer security lock
A security keylock notch, located on the left hand side of the computer, lets you
connect a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.
Wrap the 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.
English
Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD)
drive tray
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Audio
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
"Hotkeys" on page 14 for more information on adjusting the speaker volume.
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Acer eManager
The innovative Acer eManager software is designed for easy access to
frequently used functions. Press "
" to launch the Acer eManager user
interface, which features four main settings: Acer ePowerManagement, Acer
ePresentation, Acer eRecovery and Acer eSettings.
To set the "
" key, see "Easy-launch buttons" on page 10.
Acer ePowerManagement
Provides a central location from which to control all your PC's power
schemes and maximize battery life.
Acer ePresentation
Simplifies resolution settings when connecting to a projector.
Acer eRecovery
Creates backups and recovers system configurations reliably.
Acer eSettings
Makes managing system settings and security easy.
For more information, open Acer eManager, click on the appropriate
application and select the Help function.
Note: When recovering your system using a CD or Acer eRecovery,
detach all peripherals, including your Acer ezDock, to ensure the
best results.
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Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible)
Note: This feature is only available on certain models.
To enable the dual monitor feature of your notebook, first ensure that the
second monitor is connected, then, select Start, Control Panel, Display and click
on Settings. Select the secondary monitor (2) icon in the display box and then
click the check box Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click
Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process.
Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four pre-defined display settings so
you can view multiple windows on the same screen. To access this function,
please go to Start, All Programs and click on Acer GridVista. You may choose
any one of the four display settings indicated below:
Double (vertical), Triple (primary at left), Triple (primary at right), or Quad
Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible, allowing two displays to be
partitioned independently.
Acer GridVista is simple to set up:
1
Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each
display from the taskbar.
2
Drag and drop each window into the appropriate grid.
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Enjoy the convenience of a well-organized desktop.
Note: Please ensure that the resolution setting of your second
monitor is set to the manufacturer's recommended value.
Launch Manager
Launch Manager allows you to set the four easy-launch buttons located above
the keyboard. "Easy-launch buttons" on page 10 for the location of the easylaunch buttons.
You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start, All Programs, and then
Launch Manager to start the application.
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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 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 using on the battery, 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) disk in the external USB floppy drive?
Remove or replace it with a system disk 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:
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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 hotkey <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.
Image is not full-screen.
Each computer display has a different native resolution depending on the
screen. If you set the resolution lower than this native resoution, 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.
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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 "Hotkeys" on page 14 for more detail.
•
If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to the lineout port on the computer, 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 hole on the optical drive. Simply insert the tip of a
pen or paperclip and push to eject the tray.
The keyboard does not respond.
Try attaching an external keyboard to a USB 2.0 port on the computer. If it
works, contact your dealer or an authorized service center as the internal
keyboard cable may be loose.
The infrared port does not work (on selected models)
Check the following:
•
Make sure that the infrared ports of the two devices are facing each other
(+/- 15 degrees) a maximum of 1 meter 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.
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Make sure that the printer cable is connected securely to the computer's
parallel port or a USB port and the corresponding port on the printer.
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.
Note: Please note, on first booting your notebook, that you can
skip the Internet Connection setup, as it is not necessary to
complete the installation of your Operating System. After the
Operating System is set up, you can proceed with the Internet
Connection setup.
I want to restore my computer to its original settings without
recovery CDs.
Note: If your system is the multilingual version, the operating
system and language you choose when you first turn on the
system will be the only option for future recovery operations.
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 using this option.
Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings.
1
Check to see if Acer disk-to-disk recovery is enabled or not.
2
Make sure the D2D Recovery setting in Main is Enabled.
3
Exit the BIOS setup utility and save changes. The system will reboot.
Note: To activate the BIOS setup utility, press <F2> during POST.
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1
Restart the system.
2
While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to
enter the recovery process.
3
Refer to the on-screen instructions to perform system recovery.
Important: This feature occupies 2 to 3 GB in a hidden partition on
your hard drive.
Requesting service
International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
Your computer is backed by an International Travelers 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-of-purchase 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. Please consult
http://global.acer.com.
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.
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).
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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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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 any open files.
2
Remove any media, floppy disks or compact disks 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:
Click on Start, Turn Off Computer, then click on Turn Off (Windows XP).
Or:
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;
then press and release the power button.
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Note: If the Sleep indicator is off, the computer has entered
Hibernation mode and is 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 2.5 hours. If your meeting
is shorter than that, you probably do not need to take anything with you other
than the computer.
What to take to long meetings
If your meeting lasts longer than 2.5 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> + <F4> 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:
•
Check that you have removed all media and compact disks 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.
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Unless you have some items at home, take the following items with you:
•
AC adaptor and power cord
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The printed User's Guide
Special considerations
Follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling to and
from work:
•
Minimize 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 10 °C (18 °F), 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 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.
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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 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.
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
•
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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.
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 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 unauthorized access. Setting these
passwords creates several different levels of protection for your computer
and data:
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Supervisor Password prevents unauthorized entry into the BIOS utility.
Once set, you must enter this password to gain access to the BIOS utility.
See "BIOS utility" on page 37.
•
User 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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Password on Boot 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.
Important! Do not forget your Supervisor 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 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.
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Your notebook PC 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, read the following section.
Fax/data modem
Your computer has a built-in V.92 56 Kbps 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 network.
To use the network feature, connect an Ethernet cable from the network jack
on the left hand side of the computer to a network jack or hub on your
network.
Fast Infrared (on selected models)
The computer's Fast Infrared (FIR) port allows you to do wireless data transfer
with other IR-aware computers and peripherals such as PDAs, mobile phones,
and infrared printers. The infrared port can transfer data at speeds of up to 4
Mbps at a distance of up to one meter.
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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.
IEEE 1394 port
The computer's IEEE 1394 port allows you to connect to an IEEE 1394compatible device like a video camera or digital camera. See your video or
digital camera's documentation for details.
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PC Card slot
The Type II PC Card slot 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, 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.
2
Left-click on the PC Card icon on the taskbar and stop the card operation.
3
Press the slot eject button to pop out the eject button; then press it again
to eject the card.
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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
Remove the screws from the memory cover; then 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.
Please consult a qualified technician or contact your local Acer dealer.
BIOS utility
The BIOS utility is a hardware configuration program built into your
computer's BIOS.
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; while the notebook PC
logo is being displayed.
Boot sequence
To set the boot sequence in the BIOS utility, activate the BIOS utility, then select
Boot from the categories listed at the top of the screen.
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Enable disk-to-disk recovery
To enable disk-to-disk recovery (hard disk recovery), activate the BIOS utility,
then select Main from the categories listed at the top of the screen. Find D2D
Recovery at the bottom of the screen and use the <F5> and <F6> keys to set this
value to Enabled.
Password
To set a password on boot, activate the BIOS utility, then select Security from
the categories listed at the top of the screen. Find Password on boot: and use
the <F5> and <F6> keys to enable this feature.
Using software
Playing DVD movies
When the DVD 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 disk; then close the DVD tray.
Important! When you launch the DVD player for the first time, the
program asks you to enter the region code. DVD disks are divided
into 6 regions. Once your DVD drive is set to a region code, it will
play DVD disks 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 below for DVD movie region code
information.
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The DVD movie will automatically play after a few seconds.
Region code
Country or region
1
USA, Canada
2
Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Japan
3
Southeast Asia, Taiwan, South Korea
4
Latin America, Australia, New Zealand
5
Former USSR, parts of Africa, India
6
People's Republic of China
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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 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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Note: To change the region code, insert a DVD movie of a
different region into the DVD drive. Please refer to the online
help for more information.
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Acer eRecovery
Acer eRecovery is a tool to quickly backup and restore the system. You can
create and save a backup of the current system configuration to hard drive, CD
or DVD.
Acer eRecovery consists of the following functions:
1
Create backup
2
Restore from backup
3
Create factory default image CD
4
Re-install bundled software without CD
5
Change Acer eRecovery password
This chapter will guide you through each process.
Note: This feature is only available on certain models. For systems
that do not have a built-in optical disk burner, plug in an external
USB or IEEE 1394-compatible optical disk burner before entering
Acer eRecovery for optical disk-related tasks.
Create backup
You can create and save backup images to hard drive, CD or DVD.
1
Boot to Windows XP
2
Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery settings and click Next.
5
In the Recovery settings window, select Backup snapshot image and
click Next.
6
Select the backup method.
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a
Use Backup to HDD to store the backup disk image on drive D:.
b
Backup to optical device to store the backup image on CD or DVD.
After choosing the backup method, click Next.
Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.
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You can restore backups previously created (as stated in the Create backup
section) from hard drive, CD or DVD.
1
Boot to Windows XP.
2
Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery actions and click Next.
5
Select the desired restore action and follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the restore process.
Note: The "Restore C:" item is enabled only if there is a user
backup stored on the hard drive (D:\). Please refer to the Create
backup section.
Create factory default image CD
When the System CD and Recovery CD are not available, you can create them by
using this feature.
1
Boot to Windows XP.
2
Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery settings and click Next.
5
In the Recovery settings window, select Burn image to disk and click Next.
6
In the Burn image to disk window, select 01. Factory default image and
click Next.
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Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.
Re-install bundled software without CD
Acer eRecovery stores pre-loaded software internally for easy driver and
application re-installation.
1
Boot to Windows XP.
2
Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery actions and click Next.
5
In the Recovery settings window, select Reinstall applications/drivers and
click Next.
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Select the desired driver/application and follow the instructions on screen
to re-install.
At first launch, Acer eRecovery prepares all the needed software and may take
few seconds to bring up the software content window.
Change password
Acer eRecovery and Acer disk-to-disk recovery are protected by a password that
can be changed by the user. Follow the steps below to change the password in
Acer eRecovery.
1
Boot to Windows XP.
2
Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery settings and click Next.
5
In the Recovery settings window, select Password: Change Acer eRecovery
password and click Next.
6
Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.
Note: If the system crashes, and will not boot to Windows, you can
run Acer disk-to-disk recovery to restore the factory default image
under DOS mode.
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 yourself; contact your dealer or authorized service center
for assistance.
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" below. If the problem cannot be resolved, contact your dealer. See
"Requesting service" on page 25.
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) disk 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 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.
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 Exit in the BIOS utility to reboot.
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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.
ENERGY STAR guidelines compliance
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.
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could
void the user's authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications
Commission, to operate this computer.
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Operation conditions
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Notice: Canadian users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Remarque à l'intention des utilisateurs canadiens
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Declaration of Conformity for EU countries
Hereby, Acer, declares that this notebook PC series is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
(Please visit http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/reg-nb/index.htm for
complete documents.)
Compliant with Russian regulatory certification
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.
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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.
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.
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 Telecom's specifications, the
associated equipment shall be set to ensure that calls are answered
between 3 and 30 seconds of receipt of ringing.
8
This equipment shall not be set up to make automatic calls to Telecom's
111 Emergency Service.
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Important safety instructions
Read these instructions carefully. Save them for future reference.
1
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
2
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not
use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a water-moistened cloth
for cleaning.
3
Do not use this product near water.
4
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product
falls, it could be seriously damaged.
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 people 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 onto or into
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.
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 notebook PC 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 4.6 meters (15 feet).
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.
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
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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
U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright
protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for
home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
U.S. Patent Nos. 4,631,603; 4,819,098; 4,907,093; 5,315,448; and 6,516,132.
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.
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
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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
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Art.3.2) EN 300 328-2
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Art.3.2) EN 301 893 *applies to 5 GHz only
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.
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The FCC RF safety requirement
The radiated output power of the wireless LAN Mini PCI Card and Bluetooth
card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the
notebook PC 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.
Note: The Acer wireless Mini PCI adaptor 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
good quality radiocommunication.
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.
An improper installation or unauthorized use may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Also any tampering of the internal
antenna will void the FCC certification and your warranty.
Canada - Low power license-exempt radio
communication devices (RSS-210)
a
Common information
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference, including interference
that may cause undesired operation of the device.
b
Operation in 2.4 GHz band
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is
intended to be operated indoors and 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 notebook PC series employs low gain integral antennas that do not emit RF
field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population; consult Safety
Code 6, obtainable from Health Canada's website at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.
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Federal Communications Comission
Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
The following local manufacturer/importer is responsible for this declaration:
Product name:
Notebook personal computer
Model number:
EFL50
Machine type:
TravelMate 2400 and TravelMate 3210
SKU number:
TravelMate 240xxx and TravelMate 321xxx
("x" = 0 - 9, a - z, or A - Z)
Name of responsible party:
Acer America Corporation
Address of responsible party:
2641 Orchard Parkway
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
Contact person:
Mr. Young Kim
Tel:
408-922-2909
Fax:
408-922-2606
Name of manufacturer: Beijing Acer Information Co., Ltd.
Address of
manufacturer:
Huade Building, No.18, ChuangYe Rd.
ShangDi Zone, HaiDian District Beijing PRCE marking
Contact person:
Mr. Easy Lai
Tel:
886-2-8691-3089
Fax:
886-2-8691-3000
E-mail:
easy_lai@acer.com.tw
Declares that product:
Notebook PC
Trade name:
Acer
Model number:
EFL50
Machine type:
TravelMate 2400 and TravelMate 3210
SKU number:
TravelMate 240xxx and TravelMate 321xxx
("x" = 0 - 9, a - z, or A - Z)
Is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions
of the following EC directives.
Reference no.
Title
89/336/EEC
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC directive)
73/23/EEC
Low Voltage Directive (LVD)
1999/5/EC
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 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 these requirements.
05/01/2005
Easy Lai, Director
Qualification Center
Product Assurance
Date
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Index
connections
network
D
A
AC adapter
caring for iv
audio 18
adjusting the volume
troubleshooting 23
34
18
B
battery pack
caring for v
BIOS utility 37
brightness
hotkeys 15
C
caps lock 13
on indicator 9
care
AC adapter iv
battery pack v
computer iv
CD-ROM
ejecting 17
ejecting manually 23
troubleshooting 23
cleaning
computer v
computer
bringing to meetings 28
caring for iv
cleaning v
disconnecting 27
features 1, 20
indicators 9
keyboards 13
moving around 27
on indicator 2, 9
security 31
setting up a home office 29
taking home 28
traveling internationally 30
traveling on local trips 29
troubleshooting 43
turning off iii
display
hotkeys 15
troubleshooting
DVD 38
DVD movies
playing 38
22
E
error messages
Euro 16
43
F
FAQ. See frequently-asked questions
frequently-asked questions 22
front view 2
H
Hibernation mode
hotkey 15
hotkeys 14
I
IEEE 1394 port 35
indicator lights 9
infrared 34
K
keyboard 13
embedded numeric keypad
hotkeys 14
lock keys 13
troubleshooting 23
Windows keys 14
L
LEDs 9
left view
2
M
media access
on indicator 9
memory
installing 37
messages
error 43
modem 33
13
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N
P
password 31
types 31
PC Card 36
ejecting 36
inserting 36
ports 33
printer
troubleshooting
problems 22
CD-ROM 23
display 22
keyboard 23
printer 23
startup 22
troubleshooting
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modem notices 47
scroll lock 13
security
keylock 17, 31
passwords 31
speakers
hotkey 15
troubleshooting 23
status indicators 9
support
information 25
network 34
Notebook Manager
hotkey 15
num lock 13
on indicator 9
numeric keypad
embedded 13
T
touchpad 11
hotkey 15
using 11– 12
travel
international flights
local trips 29
troubleshooting 43
tips 43
23
U
universal serial bus
43
V
view
Q
questions
setting location for modem use
24
S
safety
CD or DVD 51
FCC notice 45
general instructions
front 3
left 3
rear 4
right 4
volume
adjusting
18
W
50
Windows keys
14
35
30
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