Acer 2600 Laptop User Manual

TravelMate 270 series
User’s guide
Copyright © 2002 Acer Incorporated.
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TravelMate 270 series User’s guide
Original Issue: May 2002
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First things first
We would like to thank you for making the TravelMate series of
notebook computers your choice for your mobile computing needs.
We hope you will be happy with your TravelMate as much as we
enjoyed making it for you.
Your guides
To help you use your TravelMate, we have designed a set of guides:
First off, the Just for Starters... poster helps you get
started with setting up your computer.
This User’s Guide introduces you to the many ways your
computer can help you be more productive. This guide
provides clear and concise information about the computer,
so read it thoroughly.
If you ever need to print out a copy, this User’s guide is also
available in PDF (Portable Document Format). Follow these
steps:
1 Click on Start, Programs, TravelMate.
2 Click on TravelMate User’s Guide.
Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
installed. For instructions on how to use Adobe Acrobat
Reader, access the Help menu.
For more information about our products, services, and support
information, please visit our Web site (global.acer.com).
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Basic care and tips for using your computer
Turning your computer on and off
To turn on the computer, simply slide and then release the power
switch on the right side of your TravelMate. See page 3 for the
location of the power switch.
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 switch
Note: You can also use the power switch to perform power
management functions. See Windows help for more information.
•
Use the customized functions for power management
You can also shut down the computer by closing the display cover,
or by pressing the sleep hot key (Fn-F4).
Note: If you cannot power off the computer normally, press and
hold the power switch for more than four seconds to shut down
the computer. If you turn off the computer and want to turn it on
again, wait at least two seconds before powering up.
Taking care of your computer
Your computer will serve you well if you take care of it.
•
Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it
near sources of heat, such as a radiator.
•
Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0ºC (32ºF) or
above 50ºC (122ºF).
•
Do not subject the computer to magnetic fields.
•
Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture.
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Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer.
•
Do not subject the computer to heavy shock and vibration.
•
Do not expose the computer to dust and dirt.
•
Never place objects on top of the computer to avoid damaging the
computer.
•
Do not slam the computer display when you close it.
•
Never place the computer on uneven surfaces.
Taking care of your AC adapter
Here are some ways to take care of your AC adapter:
•
Do not connect the adapter to any other device.
•
Do not step on the power cord or place heavy objects on top of it.
Carefully route the power cord and any cables away from personal
traffic.
•
When unplugging the power cord, do not pull on the cord itself
but pull on the plug.
•
The total ampere ratings of the equipment plugged in should not
exceed the ampere rating of the cord if you are using an extension
cord. Also, the total current rating of all equipment plugged into
a single wall outlet should not exceed the fuse rating.
Taking care of your battery pack
Here are some ways to take care of your battery pack:
•
Use only batteries of the same kind as replacements. Turn the
power off before removing or replacing batteries.
•
Do not tamper with batteries. Keep them away from children.
•
Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if
at all possible.
Cleaning and servicing
When cleaning the computer, follow these steps:
1
Power off the computer and remove the battery pack.
2
Disconnect the AC adapter.
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Use a soft cloth moistened with water. Do not use liquid or
aerosol cleaners.
4
To clean the display screen, use an LCD cleaning kit.
If any of the following occurs:
•
The computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged.
•
Liquid has been spilled into the product.
•
The computer does not operate normally.
Please refer to "Troubleshooting my computer" on page 45.
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A TravelMate tour
Front view
Left view
Right view
Rear view
Bottom view
Features
Indicators
Using the keyboard
Special keys
Touchpad
Touchpad basics
Storage
Hard disk
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 Customizing my computer
Expanding through options
Connectivity options
Upgrade options
Using system utilities
Launch Manager
BIOS Utility
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Contents
First things first
Your guides
Basic care and tips for using your computer
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3 Troubleshooting my computer
Frequently-asked questions
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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1 Getting to know your
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 new power computing partner.
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A TravelMate tour
After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for
Starters... poster, let us show you around your new TravelMate
computer.
Front view
#
Item
Description
1
Display screen
Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display),
displays computer output.
2
Launch keys
Special keys for launching internet browser,
email program and frequently used
programs. See “Launch Keys” on page 18 for
more details.
3
Power Switch
Turns on the computer power.
4
Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which
functions like a computer mouse.
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#
Item
Description
5
Click buttons (left,
center and right)
The left and right buttons function like the
left and right mouse buttons; the center
button serves as a 4-way scroll button.
6
Floppy disk drive (or
card reader if
installed)
Reads/writes data from/to the media.
7
Floppy eject button
Ejects floppy disk.
8
Speakers
Outputs sound.
9
Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands
when you use the computer.
10
Keyboard
Inputs data into your computer.
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Status indicators
LEDs (light-emitting diode) that turn on and
off to show the status of the computer, its
functions and components.
Left view
#
Item
Description
1
Optical drive
Houses an optical drive module (CD-ROM ,
DVD-ROM or DVD/CD-RW combo drive).
2
Optical drive
indicator
Lights up when the optical drive is active.
3
Eject button
Ejects the drive tray.
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#
Item
Description
4
Emergency eject slot
Ejects the drive tray when the computer is
turned off. See page 48 for more details.
Note: The positions of the Optical drive indicator, eject button and
emergency eject hole may differ depending on the optical drive
module installed.
Right view
#
Item
Description
1
Microphone/Line-in
jack
Accepts audio line-in devices(e.g.,
microphone, audio CD player, stereo
walkman).
2
Headphone/
Speaker/Line-out
jack
Connects to audio line-out devices(e.g.,
headphones, speakers).
3
PC card eject button
Ejects the PC card from the slot.
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Item
Description
4
PC card slots
Accepts two type II or one type III PC cards.
5
Modem jack
Connects to a phone line.
6
Network jack
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based
network.
7
PS/2 port
Connects to a PS/2 keyboard or mouse.
Rear view
#
Item
Description
1
Security keylock
Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
2
Power jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
7
#
Item
Description
3
External display
port
Connects to a display device (e.g., external
monitor, LCD projector).
4
Parallel port
Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel
printer).
5
Serial port
Connects to a serial device (e.g., serial
mouse).
6
S-video
Connects to a television or display device
with S-video input.
7
IEEE 1394 port
Connects to an IEEE 1394 device.
8
USB port
Connects to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g.,
USB mouse, USB camera).
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Bottom view
#
Item
Description
1
Cooling fan
Helps keep the computer cool.
Note: Don’t cover or obstruct the opening
of the fan.
2
Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
3
Battery release
latches
Unlatches the battery to remove the
battery pack.
4
Hard disk bay
Houses the computer's hard disk.
5
Memory
compartment
Houses the computer's main memory.
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Features
Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features:
Performance
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Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor-M with 512 KB level 2 cache
featuring the new Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep™ technology or
Mobile Intel® Celeron® processor with 256KB level 2 cache
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Memory expandable up to 1 GB
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Internal optical drive
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High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
•
Li-lon battery pack
•
Power management system with ACPI (Advanced Configuration
Power Interface)
Display
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Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) displaying 32bit high true color up to 1024 x 786 eXtended Graphics Array
(XGA) resolution for 14.1”/15” or 1400 x 1050 Super eXtended
Graphics Array+ (SXGA+) resolution for some 15” models
(specification varies depending on models).
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3D capabilities
•
Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support
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S-video for output to a television or display device that supports Svideo input
•
"Automatic LCD dim" feature that automatically decides the best
settings for your display and conserves power
•
Dual display capability
Multimedia
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16-bit high-fidelity AC’97 stereo audio
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Built-in dual speakers
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Built-in microphone
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High-speed optical drive
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Connectivity
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High-speed fax/data modem port
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Ethernet/Fast Ethernet port
•
USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports
•
IEEE 1394 port
•
Optional Invilink 802.11b wireless LAN
Human-centric design and ergonomics
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4-way scroll button
•
Sleek, smooth and stylish design
•
Full-sized keyboard
•
Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device
Expansion
•
Two type II or one type III CardBus PC Card slots
•
Upgradeable memory
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Indicators
The computer has seven easy-to-read status icons below the display
screen.
Icon
Function
Description
Power
Lights green when the computer is on and
lights orange when the computer is in
Standby mode.
Media activity
Lights when the hard disk is active.
Battery charge
Lights green when the battery is being
charged.
Lights orange when the battery power is low
and is being charged.
Wireless
communication
Lights when the Wireless LAN capabilities are
enabled.
Caps lock
Lights when Caps Lock is activated.
Num lock
Lights when Num Lock is activated.
Scroll lock
Lights when Scroll lock is activated.
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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 three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
Lock key
Description
Caps Lock
When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in
uppercase.
Num Lock
(Fn-F11)
When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric
mode. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the
arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /). Use this mode when you
need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution
would be to connect an external keypad.
Scroll Lock
(Fn-F12)
When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down
when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively.
Scroll Lock does not work with some applications.
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Embedded numeric keypad
The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric
keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right
corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control
key symbols are not printed on the keys.
Desired access
Num lock on
Num lock off
Number keys on
embedded keypad
Type numbers in a normal
manner.
Cursor-control keys
on embedded
keypad
Hold Shift while using
cursor-control keys.
Hold Fn while using
cursor-control keys.
Main keyboard keys
Hold Fn while typing letters
on embedded keypad.
Type the letters in a
normal manner.
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Windows keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Key
Description
Windows logo
key
Start button. Combinations with this key perform
shortcut functions. Below are a few examples:
á
á + Tab (Activates next taskbar button)
á + E (Explores My Computer)
á + F (Finds Document)
á + M (Minimizes All)
Shift + á + M (Undoes Minimize All)
á + R (Displays the Run... dialog box)
Application key
Opens a context menu (same as a right-click).
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Hot keys
The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of
the computer’s controls like screen brightness, volume output.
To activate hot keys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the
other key in the hot key combination.
Hot key
Icon
Function
Description
Fn-F1
Hot key help
Displays help on hot keys.
Fn-F2
System Property
Displays the System Property.
Fn-F3
Power Options
Display the Power Options
Properties used by the
computer (function available
if supported by operating
system).
See “Power management” on
page 25.
Fn-F4
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep
mode.
See “Power management” on
page 25.
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Icon
Function
Description
Fn-F5
Display toggle
Switches display output
between the display screen,
external monitor (if
connected) and both the
display screen and external
monitor.
Fn-F6
Screen blank
Turns the display screen
backlight off to save power.
Press any key to return.
Fn-F7
Touchpad toggle
Turns the internal touchpad
on and off.
Fn-F8
Speaker toggle
Turns the speakers on and off.
Fn-↑
Volume up
Increases the speaker volume.
Fn-↓
Volume down
Decreases the speaker
volume.
Fn-→
Brightness up
Increases the screen
brightness.
Fn-←
Brightness down
Decreases the screen
brightness.
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The Euro symbol
If your keyboard layout is set to United States-International or United
Kingdom or if you have a keyboard with a European layout, you can
type the Euro symbol on your keyboard.
Note for US keyboard users: The keyboard layout is set when
you first set up Windows. For the Euro symbol to work, the
keyboard layout has to be set to United States-International.
To verify the keyboard type in 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.
5
Click on OK.
To verify the keyboard type in Windows XP, follow the steps below:
1
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.
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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.
Launch Keys
Located at the top of the keyboard are five buttons. These buttons are
called launch keys. They are designated as P1, P2, P3, Email button and
Web browser button.
Note: To the left of these five launch keys is the wireless
communication button. This wireless communication button
works for models with 802.11b wireless LAN only.
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Launch key
Default application
P1
User-programmable
P2
User-programmable
P3
User-programmable
Email
Email application
Web browser
Internet browser application
E-Mail Detection
Click right button at the Launch Manager icon on the taskbar and click
on E-Mail Detection. In this dialog box, you have the option to enable/
disable mail checking, set the time interval for mail checking, etc. If
you already have an email account, you can fill in User Name, Password
and POP3 Sever in the dialog box. The POP3 Sever is the mail sever
where you get your email.
Aside from the email checking function, there is a mail button that is
used to launch the email application. It is located above the keyboard
right below the LCD.
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Touchpad
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 optimal comfort and support.
Note: When using an external USB mouse, you can press Fn-F7 to
disable the touchpad.
Touchpad basics
The following items teach you how to use the touchpad:
•
Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor.
•
Press the left (1) and right (3) buttons located on the edge of the
touchpad to do selection and execution functions. These two
buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse.
Tapping on the touchpad produces similar results.
•
Use the 4-way scroll (2) button (top/bottom/left and right) to scroll
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a page up, down, left or right. This button mimics your cursor
pressing on the vertical and horizontal scroll bars of Windows
applications.
Right
button
Scroll
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)
then hold finger
to the touchpad
on the second tap
and drag the
cursor
Access
context
menu
Scroll
Tap
Click
once
Click and
hold the
button in
the desired
direction
(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 movements. Hence, the lighter the touch, the better the
response. Tapping harder will not increase the touchpad’s
responsiveness.
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Storage
This computer supplies you with the following media storage:
•
High-capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk
•
Optical drive
Hard disk
The high-capacity hard disk is the answer to your storage needs. This is
where your programs and data are stored.
Optical drive
The optical drive bay accepts a wide variety of optional media drive
modules for use with your computer. These optional items include:
•
CD-ROM drive
•
DVD-ROM drive
•
DVD/CD-RW 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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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 program asks you to input the region code. DVD discs are
divided into 6 regions. Once your DVD drive is set to a region
code, it will play DVD discs of that region only. You can set the
region code a maximum of five times (including the first time),
after which the last region code set will remain permanent.
Recovering your hard disk does not reset the number of times the
region code has been set. Refer to the table 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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Audio
The computer comes with 16-bit high-fidelity AC’97 stereo audio, and
includes a built-in sensitive microphone and dual stereo speakers.
There are audio ports on the right side of the computer. See “Right
view” on page 5 for more information on connecting external audio
devices.
Adjusting the volume
Adjusting the volume on the computer is as easy as pressing some
buttons. See “Hot keys” on page 15 for more informations on
adjusting the speaker volume.
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Power management
This computer has a built-in power management unit that monitors
system activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or
more of the following devices: keyboard, mouse, floppy drive, hard
disk, peripherals connected to the serial and parallel ports. If no
activity is detected for a period of time (called an inactivity timeout),
the computer stops some or all of these devices in order to conserve
energy.
This computer employs a power management scheme that supports
ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface), which allows for
maximum power conservation and maximum performance at the same
time. Windows handles all power-saving chores for your computer.
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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, diskette or compact disc, from the drive(s).
3
Shut down the computer.
4
Close the display cover.
5
Disconnect the cord from the AC adapter.
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 slide and release the power switch.
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, Turn off Computer (Windows XP).
2
Click on Turn Off (Windows XP).
- or -
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you can put the computer in Sleep mode by pressing Fn-F4. Then close
and latch the display.
When you are ready to use the computer again, unlatch and open the
display; then slide and release the power switch.
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, slide and release the power switch to turn
the computer back on. Note that the computer may enter
Hibernation mode after it is in Sleep mode for a period of time.
What to bring to short meetings
A fully charged battery runs the computer for about 3 hours under
most circumstances. If your meeting is shorter than that, you probably
do not need to bring anything with you other than the computer.
What to bring to long meetings
If your meeting will last longer than 3 hours or if your battery is not
fully charged, you may want to bring the AC adapter with you to plug
in your computer in the meeting room.
If the meeting room does not have an electrical outlet, reduce the
drain on the battery by putting the computer in Sleep mode. Press FnF4 or close the display cover whenever you are not actively using the
computer. To resume, open the display (if closed); then slide and
release the power switch.
Taking the computer home
“when you are moving from your office to your home or vice versa”
Preparing the computer
After disconnecting the computer from your desktop, follow these
steps to prepare the computer for the trip home:
•
Check if you have removed all media, diskettes and compact discs,
from the drive(s). Failure to remove the media can damage the
drive head.
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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 bring with you
Unless you already have some items at home, bring the following items
with you:
•
AC adapter and power cord
•
The printed user’s guide
Special considerations
Follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling to
and from work:
•
Minimize the effect of temperature changes by keeping the
computer with you.
•
If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot
bring the computer with you, leave the computer in the trunk of
the car to avoid exposing the computer to excessive heat.
•
Changes in temperature and humidity can cause condensation.
Allow the computer to return to room temperature, and inspect
the screen for condensation before turning on the computer. If
the temperature change is greater than 18°F (10°C), allow the
computer to come to room temperature slowly. If possible, leave
the computer for 30 minutes in an environment with a
temperature between outside and room temperature.
Setting up a home office
If you frequently work on your computer at home, you may want to
purchase a second AC adapter for use at home. With a second AC
adapter, you can avoid transporting the extra weight to and from
home.
If you use your computer at home for significant periods of time, you
might also want to add an external keyboard, monitor, or mouse.
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Traveling with the computer
“when you are moving within a larger distance, for instance, from your
office building to a client’s office building or traveling locally”
Preparing the computer
Prepare the computer as if you were taking it home. Make sure that
the battery in the computer is charged. Airport security may require
you to turn on your computer when bringing it into the gate area.
What to bring with you
Bring the following items with you:
•
AC adapter
•
Spare, fully-charged battery pack(s)
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:
•
AC adapter
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•
Power cords that are appropriate for the country to which you are
traveling
•
Spare, fully-charged battery packs
•
Proof of purchase, in case you need to show it to Customs officials
•
International Traveler’s Warranty passport
Special considerations
Follow the same special considerations as when traveling with the
computer. In addition, these tips are useful when traveling
internationally:
•
When traveling in another country, check that the local AC voltage
and the AC adapter power cord specifications are compatible. If
not, purchase a power cord that is compatible with the local AC
voltage. Do not use converter kits sold for appliances to power
the computer.
•
If you are using the modem, check if the modem and connector is
compatible with the telecommunications system of the country
you are traveling in.
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Securing your computer
Your computer is a valuable investment that you need to take care of.
Learn how to protect and take care of your computer.
Security features include hardware and software locks — a security
notch and passwords.
Using a computer security lock
A security keylock notch located on the rear panel 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 locked drawer handle. Insert the lock into the notch and
turn the key to secure the lock. Some keyless locks 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:
•
Supervisor Password prevents unauthorized entry into the BIOS
Utility. Once set, you must key-in this password to gain access to
the BIOS Utility. See “BIOS Utility” on page 43 for more details.
•
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.
•
Password on Boot secures your computer against unauthorized
use. Combine the use of this password with password checkpoints
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on boot-up and resume from hibernation for maximum security.
•
Hard Disk Password protects your data by preventing
unauthorized access to your hard disk. Even if the hard disk is
removed from the computer and moved to another computer, it
cannot be accessed without the Hard Disk Password.
Important! Do not forget your Supervisor and Hard Disk
Password! If you forget your password, please get in touch with
your dealer or an authorized service center.
Entering passwords
When a password is set, a password prompt appears in the left-hand
corner of the display screen.
•
When the 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.
•
When the Hard Disk Password is set, a prompt appears at boot-up.
•
Type the Hard Disk 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. Slide and hold the power switch for four seconds to shut
down the computer. Then turn on the computer again, and try
again. If you fail to enter the Hard Disk Password, please contact
your dealer or an authorized service center.
Setting passwords
You can set passwords using the BIOS Utility.
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1 Getting to know your TravelMate
2 Customizing 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 customize your computer.
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Expanding through options
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.
Fax/data modem
Your computer have a built-in V.90 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.
Start your communications software program. See your
communications manual for instructions.
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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.
Universal Serial Bus
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) port is a high-speed serial bus which
allows you to connect and daisy-chain USB peripherals without taking
up precious system resources. Your computer has three ports available.
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IEEE 1394 port
The computer's IEEE 1394 port allows you to connect to an IEEE 1394
supported devices like a video camera or digital camera.
See your video or digital camera's documentation for details.
PC Card slot
The type II / type III CardBus PC Card slot found on the right side of the
computer accepts credit-card-sized cards that enhance the usability
and expandability of the computer. These cards should have a PC Card
logo on them.
PC Cards (formerly PCMCIA) are add-on cards for portable computers,
giving you expansion possibilities long afforded by desktop PCs.
Popular PC cards include flash memory, SRAM, fax/data modem, LAN
and SCSI cards. CardBus improves on the 16-bit PC card technology by
expanding the bandwidth to 32 bits.
Note: Refer to your card’s manual for details on how to install and
use the card and its functions.
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Inserting a PC Card
Insert the card into the slot and make the proper connection (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 (a); then
press it again to eject the card (b).
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Upgrade options
Your computer delivers superior power and performance. However,
some users and the applications they use may demand more. This
computer allows you to upgrade key components when you need
increased performance.
Note: Contact your authorized dealer if you decide to perform a
key component upgrade.
Memory upgrade
Memory is expandable to 1 GB, employing 128/256/512-MB industry
standard soDIMMs (Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Modules). The
computer supports DDR (Double Data Rate) SDRAM (Synchronous
Dynamic Random Access Memory).
There are two memory slots on your computer, one of which is
occupied by standard memory. You can upgrade memory by installing
a memory module into the available slot, or replacing the standard
memory with a higher-capacity memory module.
Installing memory
Follow these steps to install memory:
1
Turn off the computer, unplug the AC adapter (if connected) and
remove the battery pack. Then turn the computer over to access
its base.
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2
Remove the screw from the memory cover (a); then lift up and
remove the memory cover (b).
3
Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot (a), then gently
press it down (b) 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 adapter.
6
Turn on the computer.
The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total
memory size.
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Using system utilities
Launch Manager
Launch Manager allows you to set the five launch keys located above
the keyboard. See “Launch Keys” on page 18 for the location of the
launch key.
You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start, All
Programs, and then Launch Manager to start the application.
You can manually switch off the 802.11b wireless LAN by pressing the
button.
BIOS Utility
The BIOS Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your
computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/Output System).
Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you
do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter
configuration problems, you may need to run it.
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To activate the BIOS Utility, press F2 during the POST (power-on selftest) while the TravelMate logo is being displayed. See your online
guide for more information.
3 Troubleshooting my
computer
This chapter instructs you on how to deal with
common system problems. Read it before
calling a technician if a problem occurs.
Solutions to more serious problems require
opening up the computer. Do not attempt to
open the computer by yourself. Contact your
dealer or an authorized service center for
assistance.
key link: www.acersupport.com
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Frequently-asked questions
The following is a list of possible situations that may arise during the
use of your computer. Easy answers and solutions are provided for
each one.
I opened the display and pressed the power switch, but computer
does not start or boot-up.
Look at the Power indicator:
•
•
If it is not lit, no power is being applied to the computer. Check
the following:
•
If you are running on battery power, it may be low and unable
to power the computer. Connect the AC adapter to recharge
the battery pack.
•
Make sure that the AC adapter is plugged in properly to the
computer and to the power outlet.
If it is lit, check the following:
•
•
Is a non-bootable (non-system) diskette in the floppy drive?
Remove or replace it with a system diskette and press Ctrl-AltDel to restart the system.
The operating system files may be damaged or missing. Insert the
startup disk you created during Windows setup into the floppy
drive and press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart the system. This will
diagnose your system and make necessary fixes.
Nothing appears on the screen.
The computer’s power management system automatically blanks the
screen to save power. Press any key to turn the display back on.
If pressing a key does not turn the display back on, two things might
be the cause:
•
The brightness level might be too low. Press Fn-→ (increase) and
Fn-← (decrease) to adjust the brightness level.
•
The display device might be set to an external monitor. Press the
display toggle hot key Fn-F5 to toggle the display back to the
computer.
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Image is not full-screen.
The computer display has a native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) for
the 14.1”/15.0” or 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) for the 15.0”(selected models
only). 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 speakers may be turned off. Press Fn-F8 to turn the speakers
on (this hot key also turns the speakers off).
•
The volume level may be too low. In Windows, look at the volume
control icon on the taskbar. You can also use the volume control
buttons to adjust the volume. See “Hot keys” on page 15 for more
detail.
•
If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to
the line-out port on the computer’s right panel, the internal
speakers automatically turn off.
I want to eject the optical drive tray without turning on the power. I
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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.
The keyboard does not respond.
Try attaching an external keyboard to the USB or PS/2 ports of the
computer. If it works, contact your dealer or an authorized service
center as the internal keyboard cable may be loose.
The printer does not work.
Check the following:
•
Make sure that the printer is connected to a power outlet and that
it is turned on.
•
Make sure that the printer cable is connected securely to the
computer’s parallel port and the corresponding port on the
printer.
•
During POST, press F2 to access the BIOS Utility and verify that the
parallel port is enabled.
I want to set up my location to use the internal modem.
To properly use your communications software (e.g., HyperTerminal),
you need to set up your location: (for Windows XP)
1
Click on Start, Control Panel.
2
Double-click on Phone and Modem.
3
Click on Dialing Rules and begin setting up your location.
Refer to the Windows manual.
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Requesting service
International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW)
Your computer is backed by an International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW)
that gives you security and peace of mind when traveling. Our
worldwide network of service centers are there to give you a helping
hand.
An ITW passport comes with your computer. This passport contains all
you need to know about the ITW program. A list of available,
authorized service centers is in this handy booklet. Read this passport
thoroughly.
Always have your ITW passport on hand, especially when you travel to
receive the benefits from our support centers. Place your proof-ofpurchase in the flap located inside the front cover of the ITW passport.
If the country you are traveling in does not have an Acer-authorized
ITW service site, you can still get in contact with our offices worldwide.
There are two ways to access Acer for technical support and
information:
•
Internet service worldwide (www.acersupport.com)
•
Technical support numbers in various countries
You can view a list of technical support numbers by following these
steps: (for Windows XP)
1
Click on Start.
2
Click on Help and Support.
3
Click on Contact Acer.
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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Appendix A
Specifications
This appendix lists the general specifications
of your computer.
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Microprocessor
•
Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor-M with 512 KB level 2 cache
featuring the new Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep™ technology or
Mobile Intel® Celeron® processor with 256KB level 2 cache
Memory
•
Main memory expandable to 1 GB
•
Dual 200-pin soDIMM sockets
•
PC2100 DDR-SDRAM (Double Data Rate-Synchronous Dynamic
Random Access Memory) support
•
512 KB Flash ROM BIOS
Data storage
•
One high-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
•
One 5.25-inch internal optical drive
Display and video
•
Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) displaying 32bit true color up to 1024 x 786 eXtended Graphics Array (XGA)
resolution for 14.1”/15.0”or 1400 x 1050 Super eXtended Graphics
Array+ (SXGA+) resolution for 15.0”
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4X AGP bus with 3D acceleration
•
Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support
•
Dual display capability
•
S-video for output to a television or display device that supports Svideo input
•
"Automatic LCD dim" feature that automatically decides the best
settings for your display and conserves power
Audio
•
16-bit AC’97 stereo audio
•
Dual speakers and microphone
•
Audio ports for microphone/line-in and headphone/speaker/lineout
Keyboard and pointing device
•
84-/85-/88-key Windows keyboard
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Appendix A Specifications
Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device with 4-way
scroll button
I/O ports
•
Two type II / one type III CardBus PC Card slots
•
One RJ-45 jack (Ethernet 10/100)
•
One RJ-45 jack (V.90/56Kbps)
•
One DC-in jack
•
One parallel port (ECP/EPP)
•
One serial port (16550-compatible)
•
One PS/2 port
•
One external monitor port
•
One headphone/speaker/line-out jack (3.5mm mini jack)
•
One microphone/line-in jack (3.5mm mini jack)
•
Three USB ports
•
One IEEE 1394 port
•
One S-video TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port
Weight and dimensions
•
322(W) x 272(D) x 35.5/38 (H) mm; (12.7" x 10.7" x 1.4"/1.5") for
14.1" LCD
•
327(W) x 272 (D) x 36/38.5 (H) mm; (12.9" x10.7" x 1.42"/1.52") for
15.0" LCD
•
2.95 kg (6.5lbs) for 14.1" LCD model / 3.18kg (7.0lbs) for 15.0" LCD
model
Environment
•
•
Temperature
•
Operating: 5°C ~ 35°C
•
Non-operating: -20°C ~ 65°C
Humidity (non-condensing)
•
Operating: 20% ~ 80% RH
•
Non-operating: 20% ~ 80% RH
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System
•
ACPI support
•
DMI 2.0-compliant
•
Microsoft Windows operating system
Power
•
•
Battery pack
•
57Wh Li-Ion battery pack
•
3-hour rapid charge/6-hour charge-in-use
AC adapter
•
65-Watt
•
Auto sensing 100~240Vac, 50~60Hz
Options
•
128/256/512-MB memory upgrade modules
•
Additional Li-Ion battery pack
•
Additional AC adapter
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Appendix A Specifications
Appendix B
Notices
This appendix lists the general notices of your
computer.
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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.
Use conditions
This part complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
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Appendix B Notices
Notice: Canadian users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Remarque à l’intention des utilisateurs canadiens
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respected toutes les exigences du
Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Modem notices
FCC
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. Located on the bottom
side of the modem is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC
Registration Number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this equipment.
Upon request, you must provide this information to your telephone company.
If your telephone equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the
telephone company may discontinue your service temporarily. If possible, they
will notify you in advance. But, if advance notice is not practical, you will be
notified as soon as possible. You will also be informed of your right to file a
complaint with the FCC.
Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment,
operations, or procedures that could affect the proper functioning of your
equipment. If they do, you will be notified in advance to give you an
opportunity to maintain uninterrupted telephone service.
If this equipment should fail to operate properly, disconnect the equipment
from the phone line to determine if it is causing the problem. If the problem is
with the equipment, discontinue use and contact your dealer or vendor.
TBR 21
This equipment has been approved [Council Decision 98/482/EC - “TBR 21”] for
pan-European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone
Network (PSTN). However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs
provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself, give an
unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN termination
point. In the event of problems, you should contact your equipment supplier in
the first instance.
Important safety instructions
Read these instructions carefully. Save these instructions for future reference.
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1
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
2
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
3
Do not use this product near water.
4
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product
may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
5
Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for
ventilation; to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it
from overheating, these openings must not be blocked or covered. The
openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa,
rug, or other similar surface. This product should never be placed near or
over a radiator or heat register, or in a built-in installation unless proper
ventilation is provided.
6
This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the
marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult
your dealer or local power company.
7
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this
product where persons will walk on the cord.
8
If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total
ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not
exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total
rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the fuse
rating.
9
Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as
they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could
result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the
product.
10
Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
11
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
a
When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed
b
If liquid has been spilled into the product
c
If the product has been exposed to rain or water
d
If the product does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered
by the operating instructions since improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition.
e
If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged
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f
If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a
need for service.
12
Replace the battery with the same type as the product's battery we
recommend. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
13
Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not
disassemble or dispose of them in fire. Keep them away from children and
dispose of used batteries promptly.
14
Use only the proper type of power supply cord set (provided in your
accessories box) for this unit. It should be a detachable type: UL listed/CSA
certified, type SPT-2, rated 7A 125V minimum, VDE approved or its
equivalent. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6 meters).
Laser compliance statement
The CD, DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive used with this computer is a laser product.
The CD, DVD or DVD/CD-RW 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
Lithium battery statement
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
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same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used
batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if at all possible.
ADVARSEL!
Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun
ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Léver det brugte batteri tilbage til
leverandøren.
ADVARSEL
Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme batteritype eller
en tilsvarende type anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten. Brukte batterier kasseres i
henhold til fabrikantens instruksjoner.
VARNING
Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Anvãnd samma batterityp eller en
ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera anvãnt
batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion.
VAROITUS
Päristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu. Vaihda paristo
ainoastaan laitevalmistajan suosittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo
valmistajan ohjeiden mukaisesti.
VORSICHT!
Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie Ersatz nur durch
denselben oder einem vom Hersteller empfohlenem ähnlichen Typ. Entsorgung
gebrauchter Batterien nach Angaben des Herstellers.
LCD pixel statement
The LCD unit is produced with high-precision manufacturing techniques.
Nevertheless, some pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black or colored
dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a
malfunction.
Macrovision copyright protection notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by
method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights
owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this
copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision
Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering
or disassembly is prohibited.
Apparatus Claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 4,631,603, 4,577,216, 4,819,098, and
4,907,093 licensed for limited viewing uses only.
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Appendix B Notices
A-Tick notice
For safety reasons, only connect headsets with a telecommunications
compliance label. This includes customer equipment previously labelled
permitted or certified.
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Index
troubleshooting 46
turning off iv
Wireless Communication indicator 11
connections
network 38
A
AC adapter
caring for v
audio 24
adjusting the volume
troubleshooting 48
D
24
B
battery pack
caring for v
charging indicator
BIOS utility 43
brightness
hotkeys 16
11
C
caps lock 12
on indicator 11
care
AC adapter v
battery pack v
computer iv
CD-ROM
ejecting 22
ejecting manually 49
troubleshooting 49
cleaning
computer v
computer
bringing to meetings 27
caring for iv
cleaning v
disconnecting 26
features 3, 9
indicators 11
keyboards 12
moving around 26
on indicator 11
performance 9
security 31
setting up a home office 28
taking home 27
traveling internationally 29
traveling on local trips 29
display
hotkeys 16
troubleshooting
DVD 23
DVD movies
playing 23
47,
48
E
email checking function
Euro 17
19
F
FAQ. See frequently-asked questions
frequently-asked questions 47
front view 3
H
hard disk 22
help
online services
Hibernation mode
hotkey 15
hotkeys 15
50
I
IEEE 1394 port 39
indicator lights 11
ITW. See warranty
K
keyboard 12
embedded numeric keypad
hotkeys 15
lock keys 12
troubleshooting 49
Windows keys 14
L
LEDs
11
M
media access
13
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on indicator 11
memory
installing 41– 42
upgrading 41
modem 37
N
network 38
Notebook Manager
hotkey 15
notice
DVD copyright protection
num lock 12
on indicator 11
numeric keypad
embedded 13
num lock 13
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O
online services 50
options
memory upgrade
Optical drive 22
41
P
password 31
types 31
PC Card 39
ejecting 40
inserting 40
ports 37
POST (power-on self-test) 44
printer
troubleshooting 49
problems 47
CD-ROM 49
display 47, 48
keyboard 49
printer 49
startup 47
troubleshooting 46
Q
questions
setting location for modem use
49
S
safety
CD-ROM 64
FCC notice 61
general instructions 62
modem notices 62
scroll lock 12
security
keylock 31
passwords 31
smart card 31
service
when to call vi
speakers
hotkey 16
troubleshooting 48
specifications 54
Standby mode
hotkey 15
status indicators 11
storage 22
optical drive 22
hard disk 22
support
information 50
T
touchpad 20
hotkey 16
using 20– 21
travel
international flights
local trips 29
troubleshooting 46
29
U
universal serial bus
38
V
view
front 4
left 4
rear 6
right 5
volume
adjusting
24
W
warranty
International Traveler’s Warranty 50
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Windows keys
14
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