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Ferrari 3400
User’s Guide
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Ferrari 3400 Computer User's Guide
Original Issue: September, 2004
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Your guides
A set of guides is provided to help you set up and use your Ferrari computer.:
The Just for starters… poster shows you how to set up your
computer.
This User's Guide provides clear and concise information on
using your computer productively. You are advised to read
it thoroughly and keep it handy for future reference.
For more information on our products, services, and support, please
visit our web site: www.global.acer.com.
Basic care and tips for using your computer
Turning your computer on and off
To turn on your computer, open the lid and press the power button
above the keyboard.
To turn the power off, you can do any of the following:
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Click on the Start button in Windows, and then select Shut Down
on the popup menu.
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Push the power button.
To use this method, you must first click on the Power
Management icon in Windows Control Panel, and then check
that the power button is set to shut down the computer when
pressed. See Windows Help for more information.
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Note: If you are unable to shut down the computer in the usual
way, press and hold the power button for more than four seconds.
You should then wait at least two seconds before turning the
computer on again.
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.
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Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0°C (32°F), or
above 50°C (122°F).
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Do not expose 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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Do not place objects on top of the computer.
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Do not slam the lid shut. Close the computer gently.
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Do not place the computer on unstable or uneven surfaces.
Taking care of your AC adapter
It is important that you look after your AC adapter.
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Do not connect the adapter to any other device.
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Do not step on the power cord or place heavy objects on it. Route
the power cord away from areas where people might walk on it or
trip over it.
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Do not pull on the power cord when disconnecting from the mains
power socket. Grasp and pull the plug instead.
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The total ampere ratings of equipment plugged into a power strip
should not exceed the ampere rating for that power strip.
It is also important that you look after your computer's battery pack.
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Use the correct battery model for your computer. Do not use other
kinds of batteries.
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Turn the power off before removing or replacing the battery.
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Do not tamper with the battery. Keep the battery away from
children.
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Dispose of batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if
possible.
Cleaning and servicing
When cleaning your computer, it is important that you follow these
steps:
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Turn off the computer and remove the battery.
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Disconnect the AC adapter.
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Clean with a soft cloth moistened with a little water. Do not use
liquid or aerosol cleaners.
Refer to the chapter entitled “Frequently asked questions” on page 69
if any of the following occurs:
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You drop the computer or damage the case.
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You spill liquid on the computer.
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The computer does not operate normally.
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Getting familiar with your computer
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A tour of your computer
Front open view
Front view
Left view
Right view
Rear view
Bottom view
Features
Indicators
Using the Keyboard
Special keys
Touchpad
Touchpad basics
Launch Keys
Storage
Ejecting the optical disc
Audio
Adjusting the volume
Connectivity options
Ethernet and LAN
Fax/data modem
Fast infrared
Securing your computer
Using a computer security lock
Using passwords
Operating on battery power
Battery pack
Battery pack characteristics
Installing and removing the battery pack
Charging the battery
Discharging the battery
Checking the battery level
Optimizing battery life
Battery-low warning
Power management
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Contents
First things first
Your guides
Basic care and tips for using your computer
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Peripherals and options
External display devices
External input devices
External keyboard
External keypad
External pointing device
USB devices
IEEE 1394 Port
Port expansion devices
Printer
Audio devices
Expansion devices
PC Card
Miscellaneous options
Battery pack
AC adapter
Key component upgrades
Memory upgrade
Hard disk upgrade
Moving with your computer
Disconnecting from the desktop
Moving around
Preparing the computer
What to bring to short meetings
What to bring to long meetings
Taking the computer home
Preparing the computer
What to bring with you
Special considerations
Setting up a home office
Traveling with the computer
Preparing the computer
What to take with you
Special considerations
Traveling internationally with your computer
Preparing the computer
What to take with you
Special considerations
Software
System software
Launch Manager
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Frequently asked questions
Requesting service
International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
Before you call
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Appendix A Specifications
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Appendix B Notices
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Energy Star Guidelines Compliance
FCC notice
Modem notices
Important safety instructions
Laser compliance statement
LCD pixel statement
Macrovision® copyright protection notice
Radio Device Regulatory Notice
General
European Union (EU)
Index
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BIOS Setup Utility
Disc to Disc Recovery
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Getting familiar with
your
computer
Your Ferrari 3400 computer combines solid
performance, versatility, multimedia
capabilities and portability with a stylish
design. Increase your productivity by
working wherever you are.
This chapter provides an in-depth "tour" of
your computer's features.
After setting up your new Ferrari notebook computer, as illustrated in
the Just for starters… poster, take a few minutes to explore the unit.
Front open view
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Item
Description
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Display screen
Also called liquid-crystal display (LCD),
displays computer output.
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Power button
Turns on the computer.
3
Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which
functions like a computer mouse.
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Item
Description
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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.
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Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your
hands when you use the computer.
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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.
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Microphone
Internal microphone for sound
recording.
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Launch keys
Special keys for launching internet
browser, email program and frequently
used programs. See “Launch Keys” on
page 21 for more details.
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Item
Description
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Speaker
Outputs sound.
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5-in-1 card reader
Reads cards from Smart Media, Memory
Stick, Memory Stick Pro, MultiMedia, and
Secure Digital cards.
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5-in-1 card reader indicator
Displays activity of 5-in-1 card reader.
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Infrared port
Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g.,
infrared printer, IR-aware computer).
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Bluetooth button
Enables or disables Bluetooth
functionality.
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Bluetooth indicator
Indicates that Bluetooth is enabled.
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InviLink button
Enables or disables wireless LAN feature.
(Manufacturing option)
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InviLink indicator
Indicates status of wireless LAN
communication.(Manufacturing option)
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Latch
Latch for opening and closing the laptop.
Note : Only one card can operate at any given time.
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Left view
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Item
Description
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Four USB 2.0 ports
Connect to Universal Serial Bus devices
(e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).
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IEEE 1394 port
Connects to IEEE 1394 devices.
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PC Card slot
The slot supports a standard Type II
CardBus PC Card.
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PC Card eject button
Ejects the PC Card from the slot.
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Line-in jack
Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio
CD player, stereo walkman).
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Microphone jack
Accepts input from external
microphones.
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Headphone/ Speaker/
Line-out jack
Connect to headphones or other lineout audio devices (speakers).
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Item
Description
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Slot-loading optical
drive eject button
Press the eject button to remove a disc from
the slot loading optical drive.
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Optical disc access
indicator
LED that indicates when an optical disc is
being read or written.
3
Slot-loading optical
drive
DVD Super Multi for both reading and writing
DVD+/-RWs and DVD-RAMs.
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Power jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
Note: The slot-loading optical drive can only accept 12 cm disk.
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Rear view
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Item
Description
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Modem jack
Connects to a phone line.
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Network jack
Connects to a Gigabit Ethernet network.
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100-pin port
replicator connector
Connects to an I/O port replicator, or Acer
EasyPort expansion devices. (Manufacturing
option)
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Parallel port
Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel
printer).
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External display port
Connects to a display device (e.g., external
monitor, LCD projector) .
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S-video
Connects to a television or display device
with S-video input.
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Security keylock
Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
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Item
Description
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Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
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Battery release latch
Unlatches the battery to remove the
battery pack.
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Battery lock
Locks the battery in place.
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Mini-PCI slot
Slot for adding mini-PCI cards.
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Hard disk protector
Protects the hard disk from accidental
bumps and vibration.
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Hard disk bay
Houses the computer's hard disk (secured
by a screw).
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Memory compartment
Houses the computer’s main memory.
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Cooling fan
Helps keep the computer cool.
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Personal identification
slot
Insert a business card or similar-sized
identification card to personalize your
computer.
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Features
Performance
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Mobile AMD AthlonTM 64 processor.
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Memory upgradeable up to 2-GB DDR SDRAM with 2 slots
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High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
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Li-ion main battery pack
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Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system
Display
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Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) displaying 32bit high color up to 1400 x 1050 Super eXtended Graphics Array
(SXGA+) resolution for 15.0”
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ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9700 with 128MB of video memory.
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3D graphics engine
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Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support
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S-video for output to a television or display device that supports Svideo input
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"Automatic LCD dim" feature that automatically decides the best
settings for your display and conserves power
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DualViewTM
Multimedia
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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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Built-in slot loading optical drive (DVD Super Multi).
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15.0” TFT SXGA+(1400 x 1050 resolution) panel.
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Audio input and output jacks.
Connectivity
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High-speed fax/data modem port
Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) port
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Fast infrared wireless communication
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Four USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) ports
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IEEE 1394 port
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InviLink 802.11g wireless LAN(Manufacturing option)
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Bluetooth ready
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SD/MMC/SM/MS/MS Pro memory slot
Human-centric design and ergonomics
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Internet 4-way scroll button
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Sleek, smooth and stylish design
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Acer Fine Touch full-sized curved keyboard
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Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device
Expansion
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One Type II CardBus PC Card slot
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Upgradeable memory
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100-pin expansion port supporting AcerEasy Port or I/O port
replicator
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Indicators
The computer has three easy-to-read status indicators below the display screen, and two on the front of the computer.
The Power and Battery status indicators are visible even when the display is closed.
Icon
Function
Description
Caps lock
Lights when Caps Lock is activated.
Num lock
Lights when Num Lock is activated.
Media Activity
Lights when the disc or optical drive is
activated.
Power
Lights green when the power is on and
orange when the computer is in
standby mode.
Battery
Lights orange when the battery is
charging.
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 are typed in
uppercase. Toggle on and off by pressing the Caps Lock key on
the left side of the keyboard.
NumLk
When Num Lock is on, the embedded numeric keypad can be
used. Toggle on and off by pressing the Fn + F11 keys
simultaneously.
Scr Lk
When Scroll Lock is on, the screen toggles up or down one
line at a time when the up and down cursor control keys are
pressed.
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Embedded numeric keypad
The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key
symbols are not printed on the keys.
Desired Access
Num lock On
Num lock Off
Number keys on
embedded keypad
Type numbers in a
normal manner.
Cursor-control keys on
embedded keypad
Hold Shift while using
cursor-control keys.
Hold Fn while using
cursor-control keys.
Main keyboard keys
Hold Fn while typing
letters on embedded
keypad.
Type the letters in a
normal manner.
Note : If an external keyboard or keypad is connected to the
computer, the Num Lock feature automatically shifts from the
internal keyboard to the external keyboard or keypad.
The keyboard features two keys that provide Windows-specific functions.
Key
Description
Windows logo
key
Start button. Combinations with this key perform
shortcut functions. Below are a few examples:
+ Tab (Activates next taskbar button)
+ E (Explores My Computer)
+ F (Finds Document)
+ M (Minimizes All)
Shift +
+ M (Undoes Minimize All)
+ R (Displays the Run... dialog box)
Application key
Opens a context menu (same as a right-click).
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Hot keys
Using the Fn key with another key creates a hot key, providing a quick
and convenient method for controlling various functions.
To use a hot key, first hold down the Fn key. Next, press the second key
in the combination. Finally, release both keys.
Your computer provides the following hot keys:
Hot key
Icon
Function
Description
Fn-F1
Hot key help
Displays help on hot keys.
Fn-F2
Setup
Accesses the computer’s
configuration utility.
Fn-F3
Power
management
scheme toggle
Switches the power
management scheme used by
the computer (function
available if supported by
operating system).
See “ Power management” on
page 38.
Fn-F4
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep
mode.
See “ Power management” on
page 38.
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® XP, follow the steps below:
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Click on Start, Control Panel.
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Double-click on Regional and Language Options.
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Click on the Language tab and click on Details.
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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:
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Locate the Euro symbol on your keyboard.
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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.
The built-in touchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its
surface. This means the cursor responds as you move your finger on the
surface of the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest provides
optimum comfort and support.
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:
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Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor.
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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.
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Tapping on the touchpad produces similar results.
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Use the 4-way scroll (2) button (top/bottom/left and right) to scroll
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
Center
buttons
Function
Left button
Execute
Click twice
quickly
Tap twice (at the
same speed as
double-clicking a
mouse button)
Select
Click once
Tap once
Drag
Click and
hold, then
use finger to
drag the
cursor on the
touchpad
Tap twice (at the
same speed as
double-clicking a
mouse button)
then hold finger
to the touchpad
on the second tap
and drag the
cursor
Access
context
menu
Scroll
Tap
Click
once
Click and
hold the
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.
Located above the keyboard are five buttons. The left-most button is
the power button. To the right of the power button are the four
launch keys. They are designated as the mail button, the web browser
button, and two programmable buttons (P1 and P2).
Launch key
Default application
Mail
Email application
Web browser
Internet browser application
P1
User-programmable
P2
User-programmable
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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 server
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.
This computer supplies you with the following media storage:
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The High-capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk
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The high speed 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 provides increased storage capacity, as well as
offering a host of multimedia possibilities.
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Ejecting the optical disc
To eject the optical disc when the computer is turned on, press the
drive eject button.
To load an optical disc:
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With the computer turned on, insert the disc into the drive slot
until you feel the drive catch the disc and take it the rest of the
way in.
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The disc may need to be inserted nearly all the way in before the
drive takes it in rest of way.
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 left of the computer. See “Left view” on
page 6 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 16 for more informations on
adjusting the speaker volume.
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Connectivity options
Your computer has built-in connectivity options, enabling you to hook
up to a network or communicate over a phone line.
Ethernet and LAN
The built-in network feature allows you to connect your computer to
an Gigabit Ethernet-based (GbE-based) 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.
Important! See Windows® Help for information on setting up a
network connection.
Your computer has a built-in V.92 56Kbps AC’97 Link fax/data modem.
Warning: This modem port is not compatible with digital
phone lines. Plugging the computer into a digital phone
system will damage the modem.
To use the fax/data modem port, connect a phone cable from the
modem port to a telephone jack.
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Fast infrared
The computer’s fast infrared (FIR) port allows you to do wireless data
transfer with other IR-aware computers and peripherals such as PDAs
(personal digital assistants), mobile phones, and infrared printers. The
infrared port can transfer data at speeds of up to four megabits per
second (Mbps) at a distance of up to one meter.
Your computer is a valuable investment that you need to take care of.
Learn how to protect and take care of your computer.
Security features include hardware and software locks — a security
notch and passwords.
Using a computer security lock
A security keylock notch located on the left panel of the computer lets
you connect a Kensington-compatible 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 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 key-in this password to gain access to
the BIOS Utility. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 64.
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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.
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Hard Disk Password protects your data by preventing
unauthorized access to your hard disk. Even if the hard disk is
removed from the computer and moved to another computer, it
cannot be accessed without the Hard Disk Password.
Important! Do not forget your 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.
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When the Supervisor Password is set, a prompt appears when you
press F2 to enter the BIOS Utility at boot-up.
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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.
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When the User Password is set and the Password on boot
parameter is enabled, a prompt appears at boot-up.
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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.
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When the Hard Disk Password is set, a prompt appears at boot-up.
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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.
Operating on
battery power
Your Ferrari 3400 computer operates on
battery or AC power.
This chapter provides information for
operating on battery power, as well as
information on how your computer
manages and saves power.
The computer uses a re-chargeable Li-Ion battery pack.
Battery pack characteristics
The battery pack has the following characteristics:
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Employs current battery technology standards.
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Delivers a battery-low warning.
The battery is recharged whenever you connect the computer to the
mains power supply. Your computer supports charge-in-use, enabling
you to recharge the battery while you continue to operate the computer. However, recharging with the computer turned off results in a
significantly faster charge time.
The battery will come in handy when you travel or during a power failure. It is advisable to have an extra fully charged battery pack available
as backup. Contact your dealer for details on ordering a spare battery
pack.
Maximizing the battery's life
Like all other batteries, your computer's battery will degrade over
time. This means that the battery's performance will diminish with
time and use. To maximize your battery's life, you are advised to
adhere to the recommendations set out below.
Conditioning a new battery pack
Before you use a battery pack for the first time, there is a "conditioning" process that you should follow:
1
Insert the new battery without turning the computer on.
2
Connect the AC adapter and fully charge the battery.
3
Disconnect the AC adapter.
4
Turn on the computer and operate using battery power.
5
Fully deplete the battery until the battery-low warning appears.
6
Reconnect the AC adapter and fully charge the battery again.
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Follow these steps again until the battery has been charged and discharged three times.
Use this conditioning process for all new batteries, or if a battery hasn't
been used for a long time. If the computer is to be stored for more
than two weeks, you are advised to remove the battery pack from the
unit.
Warning: Do not expose battery packs to temperatures
below 0°C (32°F) or above 60°C (140°F). Extreme
temperatures may adversely affect the battery pack.
By following the battery conditioning process you condition your battery to accept the maximum possible charge. Failure to follow this procedure will prevent you from obtaining the maximum battery charge,
and will also shorten the effective lifespan of the battery.
In addition, the useful lifespan of the battery is adversely affected by
the following usage patterns:
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Using the computer on constant AC power with the battery
inserted. If you want to use constant AC power, you are advised to
remove the battery pack after it is fully charged.
Note: If you remove the battery, the computer may be unstable if
the battery has a rubber foot attached to it.
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Not discharging and recharging the battery to its extremes, as
described above.
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Frequent use; the more you use the battery, the faster it will reach
the end of its effective life. A standard computer battery has a life
span of about 500 charges.
Installing and removing the battery pack
Important! Before removing the battery from the unit, connect
the AC adapter if you want to continue using your computer.
Otherwise, turn off the computer first.
1
Align the battery with the open battery bay; make sure that the
end with the contacts will enter first, and that the top surface of
the battery is facing up.
2
Slide the battery into the battery bay and gently push until the
battery locks in place.
To remove a battery pack:
1
Slide the battery release latch to release the battery.
2
Pull the battery from the battery bay.
Charging the battery
To charge the battery, first make sure that it is correctly installed in the
battery bay. Plug the AC adapter into the computer, and connect to a
mains power outlet. You can continue to operate your computer on AC
power while your battery is charging. However, charging the battery
with the computer turned off results in a significantly faster charge
time.
Note: You are advised to charge the battery before retiring for
the day. Allowing the battery to charge overnight before
traveling enables you to start the next day with a fully charged
battery.
Discharging the battery
Acer recommends that you fully discharge the battery once a month.
This can help to extend the life of the battery. Simply unplug the AC
adapter from your computer and allow the battery to run down overnight. Your data will be saved before the computer shuts down and
stored in the hard disk.
Note: You are advised to discharge your battery once a month.
Checking the battery level
The Windows Power Meter indicates the current battery level. Rest the
cursor over the battery/power icon on the taskbar to see the battery's
present charge level.
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Optimizing battery life
Optimizing battery life helps you get the most out of battery operation, prolonging the charge/recharge cycle and improving recharging
efficiency. You are advised to follow the suggestions set out below:
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Purchase an extra battery pack.
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Use AC power whenever possible, reserving your battery for onthe-go use.
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Eject a PC card if it is not being used, as it will continue to draw
power.
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Store the battery pack in a cool, dry place. The recommended
temperature is 10°C to 30°C. Higher temperatures cause the
battery to self-discharge faster.
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Excessive recharging decreases the battery life.
•
Look after your AC adapter and battery.
Battery-low warning
When using battery power pay attention to the Windows Power
Meter.
Warning: Connect the AC adapter as soon as possible after
the battery-low warning appears. Data will be lost if the
battery to become fully depleted and the computer shuts
down.
When the battery-low warning appears, the recommended course of
action depends on your situation:
Situation
Recommended Action
The AC adapter
and a power
outlet are
available.
1. Plug the AC adapter into the computer, and then
connect to the mains power supply.
2. Save all necessary files.
3. Resume work.
Turn off the computer if you want to recharge the
battery rapidly.
Recommended Action
An extra fully
charged battery
pack is available.
1. Save all necessary files.
2. Close all applications.
3. Shut down the operating system to turn off the
computer.
4. Replace the battery pack.
5. Turn on the computer and resume work.
The AC adapter or
a power outlet is
unavailable. You
have no spare
battery pack.
1. Save all necessary files.
2. Close all applications.
3. Shut down the operating system to turn off the
computer.
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Power management
Your computer features a built-in power management unit that constantly monitors system activity. System activity refers to any activity
involving one or more of the following devices: keyboard, touchpad/
mouse, floppy disk drive, hard disk drive, optical drive, peripherals connected to the computer, and video memory. If no activity is detected
for a period of time (the settings are controlled in Windows Power
Management), the computer turns off some, or all, of these devices in
order to conserve power.
Your computer employs a power management scheme that supports
ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface), enabling maximum power conservation without compromising system performance.
ACPI allows Windows to control the amount of power given to each
device attached to the computer. In this way, Windows handles all
power-saving chores for your computer. Refer to Windows Help for
more information.
Peripherals and
options
Your Ferrari 3400 computer offers good
expansion capabilities.
This chapter provides information on
connecting peripherals to expand your
system. It also describes how to upgrade key
components to enhance system
performance and keep your computer in
step with the latest technology.
You are advised to consult your dealer for
information on peripherals. In addition,
make sure that you read the manuals and
other documentation provided with new
hardware.
You can connect an external (VGA) monitor or projector to your computer's external display port. See the section entitled "Display" for
information on using the computer's simultaneous display and multidisplay features.
Use the Fn + F5 hot key to toggle the display setting between the computer's LCD panel and the external display device. See “Hot keys” on
page 16 for more information.
External input devices
You can connect a variety of input devices to your computer's USB
ports, providing increased functionality and greater ease-of-use. In
addition, the USB ports can be used to connect many other peripheral
devices, such as digital cameras, printers and scanners. See “Expansion
devices” on page 47 for more information on connecting USB devices.
External keyboard
Your computer features a full-size keyboard. However, if you prefer,
you can connect an external keyboard to one of your computer's USB
ports. This enables you to enjoy the comfort and added features of a
full-size desktop system keyboard when inputting typed data on your
notebook computer.
External keypad
Your computer features an embedded keypad that, when combined
with the Num Lock feature, enables you to easily input typed numeric
data. Alternatively, you can connect a 17-key numeric keypad to one of
your computer's USB ports. This enables you to enjoy the benefits of a
numeric keypad without interfering with your use of the computer's
keyboard for typing text.
External pointing device
Your computer features a sensitive touchpad pointing device with two
click buttons and a scroll key. However, if you prefer to use a conventional mouse or other pointing device, you can connect it to one of
your computer's USB ports.
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USB devices
Your computer features four USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0 ports for
connecting a range of USB peripherals. See “External input devices” on
page 41 and “Printer” on page 45 for information on connecting a USB
keyboard, keypad, mouse or printer. Other common USB devices
include digital cameras, scanners, and external storage devices.
USB is plug and play, which means that you can connect and start using
a USB device without having to restart your computer. You can also disconnect the device at any time.
A further advantage of USB is the ability to use USB hubs. This means
that several devices can share a USB port simultaneously.
The computer’s IEEE 1394 port allows you to connect to an IEEE 1394
supported device like a digital video camera.
Note : See your video or digital camera’s documentation for
details.
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Port expansion devices
Two types of expansion devices are available for your computer:
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I/O port replicator - adds PS/2, serial and parallel port
connections to your computer.
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Acer EasyPort - adds a host of ports for your computer, and
allows you to connect and disconnect peripherals from your
computer in one quick step.
Note: The LAN port on Acer EasyPort supports 10/100Mbps Fast
Ethernet. When connected, the computer’s onboard LAN port also
only supports 10/100Mbps. Acer EasyPort will disables the
computer’s onboard audio and S-video ports when connected. See
your dealer for more information.
Your computer supports both parallel and USB printers.
Refer to the printer's manual for information on:
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Setting up the hardware.
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Installing the necessary drivers in Windows.
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Operating instructions.
To use a USB printer, simply connect the device to one of your computer's USB ports, and then wait for Windows to find the new hardware.
To connect a parallel printer, first shut down the operating system.
Connect the printer to the parallel port, and then restart the computer.
Wait for Windows to find the new hardware.
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Audio devices
Your computer offers built-in stereo speakers. See the section entitled
“Audio” on page 25 for more information on these features. However,
in addition to the integrated devices, the two audio ports on the left
side of the unit enable you to connect external audio input and output
devices.
You can plug an external microphone into your computer's microphone-in jack. This offers the convenience of greater freedom of movement, as well as improved audio input quality.
Connect headphones to the headphone jack for private listening and
improved audio output quality.
PC Card
Your computer features a PC card slot that supports a standard Type II
PC card (PCMCIA or CardBus). This greatly increases your computer's
usability and expandability. A variety of PC cards are available, such as
flash memory, SRAM, fax/data modem, LAN, and SCSI cards. Consult
your dealer for information on PC card options for your computer.
Note: Refer to your card's manual for details on how to install and
use the card.
To insert a PC card:
1
Align the card with your computer's PC card slot. Make sure that
the edge with the connectors is facing the slot, and that the card is
the right way up. Many cards are marked with an arrow to help
you insert them correctly.
2
Slide the card into the slot, and push gently until the card connects.
3
If necessary, connect the card's cable to the jack on the outer edge
of the card.
4
Windows will automatically detect the card's presence.
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To remove a PC card:
1
Close the application that is using the PC card.
2
Double click on the PC card icon on the taskbar, and then select
the option to safely remove the card. Wait for the message telling
you that it is now safe to remove the card.
3
Press the PC card eject button (a) to partially eject the card.
4
Pull the card (b) from the slot.
Battery pack
It is a good idea to have a spare battery, especially when you travel
with your computer. This greatly increases your productive range when
you are on the move.
AC adapter
Having a spare AC adapter allows you to keep one in two different
places. For example, you could have one AC adapter at home and
another at work. This means that you don't have to carry an AC
adapter when traveling between your two base locations.
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Key component upgrades
Your computer is designed to deliver solid performance. However, in
time, you might find that your applications demand even more computing power. For this reason, you are able to upgrade key components.
Note: Contact your authorized dealer if you decide to perform a
key component upgrade.
Memory upgrade
Memory is expandable to 2GB with two memory slots, employing 256/
512 MB or 1 GB industry standard soDIMMs (Small Outline Dual Inline
Memory Modules). The computer supports DDR (Double Data Rate)
DRAM.
Installing memory:
Follow these steps to install memory:
1
Turn off the computer, unplug the AC adapter (if connected) and
remove the battery pack. Then turn the computer over to access its
base.
2
Remove the screws from the memory cover (a); then lift up and
remove the memory cover (b).
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.
Hard disk upgrade
It is possible to replace your hard disk with a higher capacity drive
when you need more storage space. Your computer uses a 9.5mm 2.5inch Enhanced-IDE hard disk. Consult your dealer if you need to perform a hard disk upgrade.
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Moving with your
computer
Your Ferrari 3400 computer is ideal for
taking with you when you move around.
This chapter provides tips on things to
consider when traveling with your
computer.
Before moving with your computer, you must turn it off and disconnect
all peripherals:
1
Save your work and close all applications.
2
Shut down Windows to turn off your computer.
3
Unplug the AC adapter from the mains outlet, and then
disconnect it from the computer.
4
Disconnect any external devices, such as a keyboard, mouse, or
printer, that are attached to your computer.
5
If you are using a security lock cable, disconnect the lock from the
computer.
6
Pack your computer in a strong, waterproof bag or case.
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Moving around
Sometimes you might need to move your computer a short distance.
For example, you might need to move from your office desk to a meeting room. In these situations, you don't have to shut down the operating system.
Preparing the computer
First, disconnect any peripherals that you don't want to take with you.
Next close the lid, placing your computer in Standby mode. You can
now safely carry it around the building with you.
When you are ready to use your computer again, open the lid and then
press the power button to bring it out of Standby mode.
What to bring to short meetings
If your battery is fully charged, you probably won't need to take anything else with you to the meeting.
What to bring to long meetings
For longer meetings, take along the AC adapter. You can use mains
power throughout the meeting, or you can run down your battery
first, and then connect the AC adapter after receiving the battery-low
warning.
If the meeting room does not have an available power outlet, reduce
your computer's power consumption by putting it in Standby mode
during long periods of inactivity. It is advisable to take along a spare
battery if you have one.
When you move between your office and home you will need to prepare your computer for the short trip.
Preparing the computer
After disconnecting your computer from the desktop, prepare the unit
as follows:
1
Remove all media from the drives. Loaded media can damage the
drive heads during transit.
2
Pack the computer in a protective case that is padded to guard
against knocks. Make sure that the unit cannot slide around inside
the case.
Caution: Avoid packing items next to the top of the computer, as
this could result in damage to the screen.
What to bring with you
If you don't have spare items at home, it is advisable to take along the
AC adapter and this User's Guide.
Special considerations
To protect your computer in transit, it is advisable to pay attention to
the following:
•
Minimize the effect of temperature changes. Keep your computer
with you instead of placing it in storage holds.
•
Avoid leaving your computer in a hot car.
•
Changes in temperature and humidity can cause condensation to
form in your computer. Before turning the computer on, allow it
to return to room temperature, and then check the screen for
signs of condensation. If the temperature change is greater than
10°C (18°F), allow the computer to come to room temperature
slowly by placing it in a room with a temperature between the
outside and room temperatures.
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Setting up a home office
If you frequently work on your computer at home, as well as at work, it
may be worthwhile purchasing a second AC adapter. This will allow
you to travel lighter, as you can keep an AC adapter in each location.
You might also find it worthwhile keeping a second set of peripherals
at home, such as a keyboard, keypad, mouse and printer.
Sometimes you might need to make longer trips with your computer.
Preparing the computer
Prepare the computer as you would for moving between your office
and home. It is advisable to make sure that the battery is fully charged.
If you are traveling by air, you might be required to turn on the computer during security checks.
What to take with you
It is advisable to take the following items with you:
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AC adapter.
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Spare, fully charged battery packs.
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Additional printer driver files (if you plan to use another printer).
•
Phone and network cables (if you plan to use the computer's
modem and network connections).
Special considerations
In addition to the considerations for taking your computer home, keep
the following in mind:
•
Always take your computer as carry-on luggage.
•
If possible, have your computer manually inspected at security
checks. Although the computer can pass safely through security
X-ray machines, you should never expose it to a metal detector.
•
If carried separately, avoid exposing floppy disks to hand-held
metal detectors.
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Traveling internationally with your
computer
Occasionally you might need to travel between countries with your
computer.
Preparing the computer
Prepare the computer as you would for normal travel. Remember to
take special precautions for air travel.
What to take with you
It is advisable to take the following items with you:
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AC adapter.
•
Power cords that are appropriate for the countries you plan to
visit.
•
Spare, fully charged battery packs.
•
Additional printer driver files (if you plan to use another printer).
•
Phone and network cables (if you plan to use the computer's
modem and network connections). Check that your modem is
suitable for the telephone system in the countries you plan to visit.
You might have to use a PC card modem in some locations.
Special considerations
In addition to the considerations for normal travel with your computer,
keep the following in mind when traveling internationally:
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Check that your power cord is suitable for the local power supply.
If necessary, purchase a power cord that meets local requirements.
Avoid using converter kits.
•
If you plan to connect over a phone line, check that the computer's
modem and your phone cord are suitable for the local phone
system. If necessary, purchase a PC card modem that meets local
requirements.
•
If carried separately, avoid exposing floppy disks to hand-held
metal detectors.
Software
Your Ferrari 3400 computer includes system
utilities.
This chapter provides information on the
important software that comes with your
computer.
Your computer comes preloaded with the following software:
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Microsoft® Windows® operating system.
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Hardware BIOS setup utility.
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System utilities, drivers and application software.
Note: To run software applications in Windows, first click on the
Start button. Next, select the appropriate folder, and then click on
the application icon. To learn about the software and utility, make
use of the online help provided by the software.
Launch Manager
Launch Manager allows you to set the four launch keys located above
the keyboard. See “Launch Keys” on page 21 for the location of the
launch keys.
You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start, All Programs,
and then Launch Manager to start the application.
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BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS (basic input/output system) contains important information
used to configure the hardware and system software settings. Your
computer reads the BIOS when it first starts up, before it loads the
operating system.
Your computer's BIOS includes a built-in setup utility called Insyde Software SCU (system configuration utility). It can be started shortly after
you turn the computer on, by pressing the F2 key during POST.
The BIOS setup utility displays summary information on your computer,
its devices, processor and memory.
Your computer is already configured for optimal performance, and so
you should not need to run this utility. However, you may need to
change the BIOS settings if you encounter configuration problems in
the future. Refer to “Frequently asked questions” on page 69 if a problem arises.
Note: This feature is only available on certain models
Multilingual operating system installation
Follow the instructions to choose the operating system and language
you use when you first power-on the system.
1
Turn on the system.
2
Acer multilingual operating system selection menu will pop-up
automatically.
3
Use the arrow keys to scroll to the language version you want.
Press Enter to confirm your selection.
4
The operating system and language you choose now will be the
only option for future recovery operations.
5
The system will install the operating system and language you
chose.
Restore without a Recovery CD
The recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original
software content that was installed when you purchased your
notebook. Follow the steps below to rebuild your C: drive. (Your C:
drive will be reformatted and all data will be erased.) It is important to
back up all data files before you use this option.
Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings.
a
Check to see if “Hard Disk Recovery” function is enabled or
not.
b
Make sure the [Hard Disk Recovery] setting in [Advanced]
is [Enabled].
c
Exit the BIOS Setup Utility and save changes. The system will
reboot.
Note: To activate BIOS Setup Utility, press <F2> during POST.
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1
Restart the system.
2
The instruction “Press <F2> to Enter BIOS” is shown at the bottom
of the screen, during POST.
3
Press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to enter the recovery
process.
4
The message “The system has password protection. Please enter
000000:” is displayed.
5
Enter six 0s and continue.
6
“Acer Self-Configuration Preload” window appears.
7
Use the arrow keys to scroll through the items (operating system
versions) and press Enter to select.
Setup password and exit
Press “F3” to setup password or press “F5” to exit the system recovery
process when “Acer Self-Configuration Preload” window appears.
If “F3” is pressed, the next screen shows “Please enter new password:”
enter one to eight alphanumeric characters. You will be asked to
reenter your password for confirmation before continuing.
The screen will display “Password has been created. Press any key to
reboot...”, hit any key to reboot your system.
If “F5” is pressed, the recovery process will be terminated and the
system will reboot and start normally.
Important: This feature occupies 2 GB in a hidden partition on
your hard drive.
Troubleshooting
This chapter instructs you on how to deal
with common system problems. Please read
it before calling a technician.
Solutions to more serious problems may
require opening the computer. Do not
attempt to open and service the computer
by yourself. Contact your dealer or an
authorized service center for assistance.
This section suggests solutions to commonly encountered problems.
I press the power button, but my computer does not start or boot-up.
Look at the Power status indicator:
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If it is not lit, no power is being delivered to the computer. Check
the following:
If you are running on battery power, the battery may be low
and unable to power the computer. Connect the AC adapter
to recharge the battery pack.
If you are running on mains power, make sure that the AC
adapter is properly plugged in to the computer and to the
power outlet.
•
If it is lit, check the following:
Make sure that there is not a non-bootable (non-system)
diskette in the floppy disk drive. If so, remove the diskette and
then 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, check the following:
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The brightness level might be too low. Press Fn + → hot key to
increase the screen brightness level.
•
The display device might be set to an external monitor. Press the
Fn + F5 hot key to toggle the display setting.
•
The system may be in standby mode. Try pressing the power
button to resume.
The image is not full-screen.
Make sure that the resolution is set to a resolution your system supports:
•
Right click on your Windows desktop and select Properties to bring
up the Display Properties dialog box. Alternatively, click on the
Display icon in Control Panel.
•
Click on the Settings tab to check the resolution setting.
Resolutions lower than the specified resolution result in a display
that is less than full-screen.
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There is no audio coming from my computer.
Check the following:
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The volume may be muted. In Windows, look at the volume
control 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, click on the volume
control icon on the taskbar, and then use the slider control to
increase the volume level.
•
If headphones are connected to the headphone jack on the
computer, your computer's built-in speakers will be turned off.
My external microphone does not work.
Check the following:
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Make sure that the external microphone is properly plugged into
the microphone-in jack on the computer.
•
Make sure that the volume is not muted or set too low.
I can't eject the optical disc with my computer turned off.
The computer needs to be turned on for the optical drive eject button
to function.
The keyboard does not respond.
Try attaching an external USB keyboard to one of your computer's USB
ports. If it works, the internal keyboard might have become disconnected. Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.
The floppy disk drive cannot read a diskette.
Check the following:
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Make sure the diskette is properly inserted in the floppy disk drive.
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Make sure that the diskette is formatted.
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Try to read a second diskette. If this works, then the first diskette
might have a problem.
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If the diskette is not the cause of the problem, then the drive head
might be dirty. Clean it using a drive head cleaning kit.
The optical drive cannot read a disc.
Check the following:
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Make sure that the disc is free from scratches or smudges. If the
disc is dirty, clean it using a disc cleaning kit.
If the disc is OK, the drive head might be dirty. Clean it using a
drive head cleaning kit.
The printer does not work.
Check the following:
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Make sure that the printer is connected to a power outlet and it is
turned on.
•
Check that the cable is properly connected to the appropriate
ports on both the computer and the printer.
•
If you are using a printer connected to your computer's parallel
port, restart the computer. Windows needs to find the new
hardware and install the necessary drivers.
I want to set up my location to use the internal modem.
Follow these steps:
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Click on Start, and then click on Control Panel.
•
Double-click on Phone and Modem Options.
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In the Dialing Rules tab, begin setting up your location.
Refer to Windows Help for more information.
When the battery is 95-99% full, it won't charge to 100% capacity.
To preserve the life of the battery, the system only lets you charge the
battery when its capacity falls below 95%. It is recommended that you
run down the battery, and then fully recharge it.
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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-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:
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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:
1
Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel.
2
Double-click on System.
3
Click on the Support Information button.
Before you call
Please have the following information available when you call Acer for
online service, and please be at your computer when you call. With
your support, we can reduce the amount of time a call takes and help
solve your problems efficiently.
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).
Name:______________________________________
Address:____________________________________
___________________________________________
Telephone number:___________________________
Machine and model type:______________________
Serial number:_______________________________
Date of purchase:____________________________
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You are required to provide the following information:
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Appendix A
Specifications
This appendix lists the general specifications
of your computer.
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Mobile AMD AthlonTM 64 processor
Memory
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Main memory expandable to 2GB
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Dual 200-pin soDIMM sockets
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Support 256M, 512M & 1GB DDR SDRAM
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512 KB flash ROM BIOS
Data storage
•
One high-capacity E-IDE hard disk
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One high speed optical drive
Display and video
•
Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) displaying 32bit true color up to 1400 x 1050 Super eXtended Graphics Array
(SXGA+) resolution for 15.0”
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Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support
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DualViewTM
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S-video for output to a television or display device that support Svideo input
•
“Automatic LCD dim” feature that automatically selects the best
setting for the display in order to conserve power
Audio
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AC'97 stereo audio
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Dual speakers and one internal microphone
•
Separate audio ports for headphone-out, line-in and microphonein devices
Keyboard and pointing device
•
84-/85-/88-key Windows keyboard
•
Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device with 4-way
scroll button
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Microprocessor
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I/O ports
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One Type II CardBus PC Card slot
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One RJ-45 network jack (Gigabit Ethernet)
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One RJ-11 modem jack (V.92, 56K)
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One DC-in jack
•
One parallel port (ECP/EPP)
•
One VGA port for external monitor
•
One speaker/headphone-out jack (3.5mm mini jack)
•
One audio line-in jack (3.5mm mini jack)
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One microphone-in jack (3.5mm mini jack)
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One IEEE 1394 port
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One S-video TV-out port
•
Four USB 2.0 ports
•
One FIR port (IrDA)
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5-in-1 Card Reader
•
100-pin expansion port supporting Acer EasyPort or I/O port
replicator
Weight and dimensions
•
15.0”-display model:
3.01 kg (6.64 lbs)
330(W) x 272(D) x 31.8(H) mm
Environment
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Temperature:
Operating: 5°C ~ 35°C
Non-operating: -20°C ~ 65°C
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Humidity (non-condensing):
Operating: 20% ~ 80% RH
Non-operating: 20% ~ 80% RH
System
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ACPI support
•
SMBIOS 2.3 support with asset tag capability
•
Microsoft® Windows® operating system
•
Proprietary Li-ion battery pack
•
90-Watt AC adapter, auto sensing 100~240 Vac, 50~60Hz
Options
•
512 MB or 1 GB memory upgrade module
•
Additional AC adapter :
PA-1900-0SQA, 19Vdc, 90W
0202C1990, 19Vdc, 90W
•
Additional battery pack
SQU-202, 14.8Vdc, 4400mAh
4UR18650F-2-QC-ZG1, 14.8Vdc, 4400mAh
•
USB Floppy drive
•
802.11g wireless LAN
•
Acer EasyPort
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Power
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Appendix B
Notices
This appendix lists the general notices for
your computer.
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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Energy Star Guidelines Compliance
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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 NMB003 du Canada.
Declaration of Conformity for EU countries
Hereby, Acer, declares that this Ferrari 3400 is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/
5/EC. (Please visit www.acer.com/about/certificates/nb for complete
documents.)
Замечание для РФ
Соответствует сертификатам, обязательным в РФ
Стенная розетка должна быть правильно заземлена
Modem notices
Notice for USA
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.
Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the proper functioning of your equipment. If they do, you will be notified in advance to
give you an opportunity to maintain uninterrupted telephone service.
If this equipment should fail to operate properly, disconnect the equipment from the phone line to determine if it is causing the problem. If
the problem is with the equipment, discontinue use and contact your
dealer or vendor.
Caution: To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger
UL Listed or CSA Certified Telecommunication Line Cord.
TBR 21
This equipment has been approved [Council Decision 98/482/EC - "TBR
21"] for single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone
Network (PSTN). However, due to differences between the individual
PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself,
give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN
termination point. In the event of problems, you should contact your
equipment supplier in the first instance.
List of Applicable Countries
EU member states as of May 2004 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany,
Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,
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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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.
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Appendix B Notices
Notice for Australia
For safety reasons, only connect headsets with a telecommunications
compliance label. This includes customer equipment previously labelled
permitted or certified.
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.
4
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.
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Notice for New Zealand
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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.
Read these instructions carefully. Save them for future reference.
1
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
2
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not
use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for
cleaning.
3
Do not use this product near water.
4
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The
product may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
5
Slots and openings are provided for ventilation; to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from overheating.
These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings
should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa,
rug, or other similar surface. This product should never be placed
near or over a radiator or heat register, or in a built-in installation
unless proper ventilation is provided.
6
This product should be operated from the type of power indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power
available, consult your dealer or local power company.
7
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate
this product where persons will walk on the cord.
8
If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the
total ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension
cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also,
make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the
wall outlet does not exceed the fuse rating.
9
Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet
slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid
of any kind on the product.
10 Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or
other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
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.
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d
If the product does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered
by the operating instructions since improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition.
e
If the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged.
f
If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a
need for service.
12 The Ferrari 3400 uses the lithium battery.
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 AC adapter
only when the wall AC socket is ensured to be 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 7A 125V minimum, VDE
approved or its equivalent. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6
meters).
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.
PRODUCTO LÁSER DE LA CLASE I
ADVERTENCIA: RADIACIÓN LÁSER INVISIBLE AL SER ABIERTO. EVITE
EXPONERSE A LOS RAYOS.
ADVARSEL: LASERSTRÅLING VEDÅBNING SE IKKE IND I STRÅLEN.
VARO! LAVATTAESSA OLET ALTTINA LASERSÅTEILYLLE.
VARNING: LASERSTRÅLNING NÅR DENNA DEL ÅR ÖPPNAD ÅLÅ
TUIJOTA SÅTEESEENSTIRRA EJ IN I STRÅLEN
VARNING: LASERSTRÅLNING NAR DENNA DEL ÅR ÖPPNADSTIRRA EJ IN
I STRÅLEN
ADVARSEL: LASERSTRÅLING NAR DEKSEL ÅPNESSTIRR IKKE INN I
STRÅLEN
LCD pixel statement
The LCD unit is produced with high-precision manufacturing techniques. Nevertheless, some pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as
black or red dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does
not constitute a malfunction.
Macrovision® copyright protection notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual
property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights
owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be 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,
4,907,093, and 6,516,132 licensed for limited viewing uses only.
Radio Device Regulatory Notice
Note: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless LAN
and/or Bluetooth™ only.
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LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE LASER KLASSE 1
VORSICHT: UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG
GEÖFFNET NICHT DEM STRAHLL AUSSETZEN
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Appendix B Notices
General
This product complies with the radio frequency and safety standards of
any country or region in which it has been approved for wireless use.
Depending on configurations, this product may or may not contain
wireless radio devices (such as wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth™ modules). Below information is for products with such devices.
European Union (EU)
This device complies with the essential requirements of the European
Council Directives listed below:
73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive
•
EN 60950
89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive
•
EN 55022
•
EN 55024
•
EN 61000-3-2/-3
99/5/EC Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE)
Directive
•
Art.3.1a) EN 60950
•
Art.3.1b) EN 301 489 -1/-17
•
Art.3.2) EN 300 328-2
Note: The applicable number varies according to the different Notified
Body ID No. applied to the wireless module installed in this product.
These numbers are subject to change without notice.
List of Applicable Countries
EU member states as of May 2004 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany,
Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,
Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom Estonia, Latvia,
Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia,
Cyprus and Malta. Usage allowed in the countries of European Union,
as well as Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein. This device
must be used in strict accordance with the regulations and constraints
in the country of use. For further information, please contact local
office in the country of use.
The radiated output power of Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Card and Bluetooth Card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Ferrari 3400 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 guide 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.
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The FCC RF safety requirement
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Appendix B Notices
Note: Acer Dual-Band 11b/g Wireless Mini PCI Adapter
implements 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
have good quality of radiocommunication.
2
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
radiocommunication devices (RSS-210)
a. Common information
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
This device may not cause interference and 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 installed outdoors is subject to
licensing.
Exposure of humans to RF fields (RSS-102)
Ferrari 3400 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 Web site at
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.
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Acer Incorporated
8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih
Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan
Tel : 886-2-2696-1234
Fax : 886-2-2696-3535
www.acer.com
Declaration of Conformity for CE marking
We,
Acer Inc.
8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih,
Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan
Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai
Tel: 886-2-8691-3089 Fax: 886-2-8691-3000
E-mail: easy_lai@acer.com.tw
Hereby declare that:
Product:
Trade Name:
Model Number:
Machine Type:
SKU Number:
Notebook PC
Acer
ZI5
Ferrari 3400
Ferrari 340xxx
(“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.
89/336/EEC
73/23/EEC
1999/5/EC
Title
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC directive)
Low Voltage Directive (LVD)
Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (R&TTE)
The product specified above was tested conforming to the applicable Rules under the most
accurate measurement standards possible, and that all the necessary steps have been taken
and are in force to assure that production units of the same product will continue to comply
with the requirements.
--------------------------Easy Lai/ Director
Qualification Center
Product Assurance, Acer Inc.
2004/7/16
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Federal Communications Commission
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:
Notebook Personal Computer
Model Number:
Machine Type:
SKU Number:
ZI5
Ferrari 3400
Ferrari 340xxx
(“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, U. S. A.
Contact Person:
Mr. Young Kim
Phone No.:
408-922-2909
Fax No.:
408-922-2606
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ACPI 38
audio 25
adjusting the volume 25
connecting externally 46
troubleshooting 70
B
battery pack
battery-low warning 36
caring for v
characteristics 33
charging 35
checking charge level 35
installing 35
low conditions 36
maximizing life 33
optimizing 36
removing 35
using the first time 33
BIOS Setup Utility 64
brightness
hotkeys 17
C
caps lock 13
on indicator 12
care
battery pack v
computer iv
CD
troubleshooting 70
CD-ROM
ejecting 24
charging
checking level 35
cleaning
computer v
computer
bringing to meetings
caring for iv
cleaning v
disconnecting 55
features 10
moving around 56
security 29
setting up a home office 58
taking home 57
traveling internationally 60
traveling on local trips 59
turning off iii
connections
audio 46
external display devices 41
external input devices 41
keyboard, external 41
keypad, external 41
mouse 41
printer 45
USB 42
connectivity options 26
Ethernet 26
D
display 11
hotkeys 17
troubleshooting
DVD
troubleshooting
69
70
E
Ethernet connection
Euro 18
26
F
FAQ. See frequently-asked questions
floppy drive
troubleshooting 70
frequently-asked questions 69
front view 3
G
guide
iii
H
56
hard disk 23
upgrading 51
help iii
online services 72
Hibernation mode
hotkey 16
hotkeys 16
I
ITW. See warranty
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Index
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Index
K
keyboard 13
connecting externally 41
embedded numeric keypad
hotkeys 16
lock keys 13
troubleshooting 70
Windows keys 15
keypad
connecting externally 41
14
L
left view
6
M
memory
installing 50– 51
upgrading 50
microphone
troubleshooting 70
modem
setting location 71
mouse
connecting externally
R
rear view 8
right view 7
S
41
N
Notebook Manager
hotkey 16
notice
DVD copyright protection
num lock 13
on indicator 12
numeric keypad
embedded 14
O
online services 72
options
hard disk upgrade 51
memory upgrade 50
PC Cards 47
spare AC adapter 49
spare battery 49
P
password 29
types 29
PC Card
inserting 47
removing 48
power management 38
printer
connecting 45
troubleshooting 71
problems 69
audio 70
CD 70
diskette 70
display 69
DVD 70
floppy drive 70
keyboard 70
printer 71
startup 69
91
safety
CD or DVD 90
FCC notice 83
general instructions 89
modem notices 84
security
keylock 29
passwords 29
smart card 29
service
when to call v
software
bundled 63
speakers
hotkey 17
troubleshooting 70
Standby mode
hotkey 16
status indicators 12
status LCD 12
storage 23
hard disk 23
support
information 72
T
touchpad 19
hotkey 17
V
60
volume
adjusting
25
W
U
USB
connecting
42
warranty
International Traveler’s Warranty 72
Windows keys 15
English
using 19– 20
travel
international flights
local trips 59
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