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Aspire 3630 Series
User's Guide
Copyright © 2005. Acer Incorporated.
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Aspire 3630 Series User's Guide
Original Issue: Dec. 2005
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Disposal instructions
Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding. To minimize
pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please
recycle.
USA
For electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display:
Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of
according to local, state or federal laws. For more information, contact the
Electronic Industries Alliance at www.eiae.org. For lamp-specific disposal
information, check www.lamprecycle.org.
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First things first
We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for
meeting your mobile computing needs.
Your guides
To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides:
First off, the Just for Starters... poster helps you get started with
setting up your computer.
The printed User's Guide introduces you to the basic features and
functions of your new computer. For more on how your computer
can help you to be more productive, please refer to the
AcerSystem User's Guide. This guide contains detailed
information on such subjects as system utilities, data recovery,
expansion options and troubleshooting. In addition it contains
warranty information and the general regulations and safety
notices for your notebook. It is available in Portable Document
Format (PDF) and comes preloaded on your notebook. Follow
these steps to access it:
1 Click on Start, All Programs, AcerSystem.
2 Click on AcerSystem User's Guide.
Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Reader. If Adobe Reader is
not installed on your computer, clicking on AcerSystem User's
Guide will run the Adobe Reader setup program first. Follow the
instructions on the screen to complete the installation. For
instructions on how to use Adobe Reader, access the Help and
Support menu.
Basic care and tips for using your computer
Turning your computer on and off
To turn on the computer, simply press and release the power button below the
LCD screen beside the easy-launch buttons. See "Front view" on page 1 for the
location of the power button.
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To turn the power off, do any of the following:
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Use the Windows shutdown command
Click on Start, Turn Off Computer, then click on Turn Off.
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Use the power button
You can also shut down the computer by closing the display cover, or by
pressing the sleep hotkey <Fn> + <F4>.
Note: If you cannot power off the computer normally, press and
hold the power button for more than four seconds to shut down
the computer. If you turn off the computer and want to turn it on
again, wait at least two seconds before powering up.
Taking care of your computer
Your computer will serve you well if you take care of it.
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Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it near sources
of heat, such as a radiator.
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Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0 ºC (32 ºF) or above
50 ºC (122 ºF).
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Do not subject the computer to magnetic fields.
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Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture.
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Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer.
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Do not subject the computer to heavy shock or vibration.
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Do not expose the computer to dust or dirt.
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Never place objects on top of the computer.
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Do not slam the computer display when you close it.
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Never place the computer on uneven surfaces.
Taking care of your AC adapter
Here are some ways to take care of 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 top of it.
Carefully route the power cord and any cables away from foot traffic.
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When unplugging the power cord, do not pull on the cord itself but pull
on the plug.
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The total ampere ratings of the equipment plugged in should not exceed
the ampere rating of the cord if you are using an extension cord. Also, the
total current rating of all equipment plugged into a single wall outlet
should not exceed the fuse rating.
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Taking care of your battery pack
Here are some ways to take care of your battery pack:
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Use only batteries of the same kind as replacements. Turn the power off
before removing or replacing batteries.
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Do not tamper with batteries. Keep them away from children.
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Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if possible.
Cleaning and servicing
When cleaning the computer, follow these steps:
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Turn off the computer and remove the battery pack.
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Disconnect the AC adapter.
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Use a soft, moist cloth. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
If either of the following occurs:
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the computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged;
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the computer does not operate normally
please refer to "Frequently asked questions" on page 23.
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could
void the user's authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications
Commission, to operate this computer.
Operation conditions
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Users are requested to follow the RF safety instructions for wireless option
devices that are included in the user's manual of each RF option device.
An improper installation or unauthorized use may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. Also, any tampering of the internal antenna will void
the FCC certification and your warranty.
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to
be operated indoors, and installation outdoors is subject to licensing.
For more information about our products, services, and support information,
please visit our website: http://global.acer.com.
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Contents
Disposal instructions
First things first
Your guides
Basic care and tips for using your computer
Turning your computer on and off
Taking care of your computer
Taking care of your AC adapter
Taking care of your battery pack
Cleaning and servicing
Your Acer notebook tour
Front view
Closed front view
Left view
Right view
Rear view
Base view
Specifications
Indicators
Easy-launch buttons
Touchpad
Touchpad basics
Using the keyboard
Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad
Windows keys
Hotkeys
Special keys
Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray
Using a computer security lock
Audio
Adjusting the volume
Using the system utilities
Acer eManager
Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible)
Launch Manager
Norton AntiVirus
Frequently asked questions
Requesting service
International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
Before you call
Arcade (for selected models)
Arcade hotkeys
The Arcade remote control (for selected models)
Finding and playing content
Advanced Settings
Arcade controls
Navigation controls
Player controls
Cinema
DVD settings
Album
Slideshow settings
Video
Playing a video file
Video Authoring
Music
Burner
Copy — backup your CD/DVD collection
Audio — create your own greatest hits CDs
Data — store files simply and easily
Video — your world in pictures
TV (for selected models)
Instant Replay
Recorded TV
Scheduling Recordings
TV Preview
Using TeleText Functions
TV Settings
Taking your notebook PC with you
Disconnecting from the desktop
Moving around
Preparing the computer
What to bring to meetings
Taking the computer home
Preparing the computer
What to take 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 the computer
Preparing the computer
What to bring with you
Special considerations
Securing your computer
Using a computer security lock
Using passwords
Entering passwords
Setting passwords
Expanding through options
Connectivity options
Fax/data modem
Built-in network feature
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Universal Serial Bus (USB)
PC Card slot
Installing memory
BIOS utility
Boot sequence
Enable disk-to-disk recovery
Password
Using software
Playing DVD movies
Power management
Acer eRecovery
Create backup
Restore from backup
Create factory default image CD
Re-install bundled software without CD
Change password
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting tips
Error messages
Regulations and safety notices
ENERGY STAR guidelines compliance
FCC notice
Modem notices
Important safety instructions
Laser compliance statement
LCD pixel statement
Macrovision copyright protection notice
Radio device regulatory notice
General
European Union (EU)
The FCC RF safety requirement
Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio
communication devices (RSS-210)
Federal Communications Comission
Declaration of Conformity
Declaration of Conformity for CE Marking
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After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster,
let us show you around your new Acer notebook.
Front 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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Microphone
Internal microphone for sound recording.
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Keyboard
For entering data into your computer.
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Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands when you use
the computer.
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Your Acer notebook tour
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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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Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a
computer mouse.
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Status
indicators
Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the
status of the computer's functions and components.
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Easy-launch
buttons
Buttons for launching frequently used programs.
See "Easy-launch buttons" on page 10 for more details.
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Power button
Turns the computer on and off.
Closed front view
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Item
Description
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Icon
Speakers
Left and right speakers deliver stereo
audio output.
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Power indicator
Indicates the computer's power status.
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Battery indicator
Indicates the computer's batttery status.
4
Bluetooth
communication
button/indicator
Press to enable/disable the Bluetooth
function. Indicates the status of
Bluetooth communication (optional).
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Wireless
communication
button/indicator
Press to enable/disable the wireless
function. Indicates the status of wireless
LAN communication (optional).
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Line-in jack
Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio
CD player, stereo walkman).
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Microphone-in jack
Accepts input from external
microphones.
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Icon
Item
Description
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Headphones/speaker/
line-out jack
Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g.,
speakers, headphones).
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USB 2.0 port
Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
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Latch
Locks and releases the lid.
Left view
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Item
Description
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Optical drive
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs (slot-load
or tray-load depending on model).
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Optical disk access
indicator
Lights up when the optical drive is active.
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Optical drive eject
button
Ejects the optical disk from the drive.
4
Emergency eject
hole
Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is
turned off.
Right view
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Icon
Item
Description
PC Card slot eject
button
Ejects the PC Card from the slot.
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Item
Description
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PC Card slot
Accepts one Type II PC Card.
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Two USB 2.0
ports
Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse,
USB camera).
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Ethernet (RJ-45)
port
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based
network.
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Modem (RJ-11)
port
Connects to a phone line.
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Ventilation slots
Enable the computer to stay cool, even after
prolonged use.
Rear view
Item
Description
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Icon
DC-in jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
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External display
(VGA) port
Connects to a display device (e.g., external
monitor, LCD projector).
3
Kensington lock slot Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
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Base view
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Item
Description
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Hard disk bay
Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with
screws).
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Battery release latch
Releases the battery for removal.
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Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
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Battery lock
Locks the battery in position.
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Cooling fan
Helps keep the computer cool.
Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of
the fan.
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Memory compartment
Houses the computer's main memory.
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Specifications
Operating
system
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
Platform
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Intel® Pentium® M processor 735A (2 MB L2 cache, 1.70
GHz, 400 MHz FSB)
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Intel® Celeron® M processor 370/380/390 (1 MB L2
cache, 1.50/1.60/1.70 GHz, 400 MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows® XP Professional
SiS® M661MX / 963L / 302ELV (LVDS) chipset
System memory
256/512 MB or 1 GB of DDR333 MHz memory, upgradeable
to 2 GB using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support)
Display and
graphics
15" XGA color TFT LCD with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution
15.4" WXGA color TFT LCD with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
15.4" WXGA Acer CrystalBrite™ color TFT LCD with 1280 x
800 pixel resolution
16.7 million colors
SiS® M661MX integrated 3D graphics with up to 64 MB of
VRAM, supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 7.0 and dual
independent display
MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability
Acer CinemaVision™ video technology (Acer Arcade)
Acer ClearVision™ video optimization technology
(Acer Arcade)
Storage
subsystem
40/60/80/100 GB ATA/100 hard disk drive
Acer optical drive options:
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DVD-Dual
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DVD/CD-RW combo
Dimensions and
weight
364 (W) x 279 (D) x 33.9/38.9 (H) mm
2.76 kg (6.08 lbs.) for 15" LCD model
2.8 kg (6.17 lbs.) for 15.4"LCD model
Power
subsystem
ACPI 1.0b CPU power management standard: supports
Standby and Hibernation power-saving modes
29.6 W Li-ion battery pack (4-cell)
2.5-hour rapid charge; 3.5-hour charge-in-use
65 W AC adapter
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88-/89-key keyboard, 2.7 mm (minimum) key travel,
international language support
Touchpad with 4-way scroll button
12 function keys, four cursor keys, two Windows® keys,
hotkey controls, embedded numeric keypad
Six easy-launch buttons: Empowering Key, email, Internet,
WLAN, Bluetooth®, user-programmable button
Audio
Audio system with two built-in speakers
MS Sound compatible
Communication
WLAN: MINI PCI® 802.11b/g dual-band connection,
supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology
(manufacturing option)
WPAN: Bluetooth®
LAN: 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet;
Wake-on-LAN ready
Modem: 56K ITU V.92 with PTT approval;
Wake-on-Ring ready
I/O interface
Three USB 2.0 ports
PC Card slot (one Type II)
External display (VGA) port
Microphone/line-in jack
Headphones/speaker/line-out jack
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
Modem (RJ-11) port
DC-in jack for AC adapter
Software
Acer eManager (eSettings, ePresentation, eRecovery)
Acer Arcade
Acer GridVista™
Acer Launch Manager
Acer System Recovery CD
Norton AntiVirus™
Adobe® Reader®
NTI CD-Maker™
Options and
accessories
256/512 MB or 1 GB DDR SDRAM soDIMM modules
Li-ion battery pack
65 W AC adapter
Environment
Temperature:
Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C
Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C
Humidity (non-condensing):
Operating: 20% to 80%
Non-operating: 20% to 80%
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Input devices
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System
compliance
Wi-Fi®
ACPI 1.0b
Mobile PC 2002
DMI 2.0
Warranty
One-year International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
Note: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The
exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.
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The computer has seven easy-to-read status indicators, including four on the
front panel.
The power, battery and wireless communication status indicators are visible
even when the LCD display is closed.
Icon
Function
Description
Caps Lock
Lights up when Caps Lock is activated.
Num Lock
Lights up when Num Lock is activated.
HDD
Indicates when the hard disk drive is active.
Bluetooth
Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication.
Wireless LAN
Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication.
Power
Indicates the computer's power status.
Battery
Indicates the computer's batttery status.
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1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging.
2. Fully charged: The light shows green when in AC mode.
Easy-launch buttons
Located above the keyboard are four buttons. These buttons are called
easy-launch buttons. They are: mail, Web browser, Empowering Key <
one user-programmable button.
> and
Press <
> to run the Acer eManager. Please see "Acer eManager" on page
19. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet
programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and
programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. See "Launch Manager"
on page 21.
Easy-launch button
Default application
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User-programmable
Acer eManager (user-programmable)
Web browser
Internet browser (user-programmable)
Mail
Email application (user-programmable)
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The built-in touchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its surface.
This means the cursor responds as you move your finger across the surface of
the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest provides optimum comfort
and support.
Touchpad basics
The following items show you how to use the touchpad:
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Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor.
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Press the left (1) and right (4) buttons located beneath the touchpad to
perform selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar
to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad is the
same as clicking the left button.
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Use the 4-way scroll (3) button to scroll up or down and move left or right
a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of
Windows applications.
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Right
button (4)
Function
Left button (1)
Execute
Quickly click
twice.
Tap twice (at the same
speed as double-clicking
a mouse button).
Select
Click once.
Tap once.
Drag
Click and hold,
then use
finger on the
touchpad to
drag the
cursor.
Tap twice (at the same
speed as double-clicking
a mouse button); rest
your finger on the
touchpad on the second
tap and drag the cursor.
Access
context
menu
Scroll
Main touchpad (2)
Center
button (3)
Click
once.
Click and
hold to
move up/
down/left/
right.
Note: When using the touchpad, keep it — and your fingers — dry
and clean. The touchpad is sensitive to finger movement; hence,
the lighter the touch, the better the response. Tapping harder will
not increase the touchpad's responsiveness.
Note: By default, vertical and horizontal scrolling is enabled on
your touchpad. It can be disabled under Mouse settings in
Windows Control Panel.
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The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded numeric keypad, separate
cursor, lock, Windows, function and special keys.
Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
Lock key
Description
Caps Lock
When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are
in uppercase.
Num Lock
<Fn> + <F11>
When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric
mode. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the
arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /). Use this mode when you
need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution
would be to connect an external keypad.
Scroll Lock
<Fn> + <F12>
When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down
when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively.
Scroll Lock does not work with some applications.
The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is
indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the keycaps.
To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols are not printed on
the keys.
Desired access
Num Lock on
Number keys on
embedded keypad
Type numbers in a normal
manner.
Cursor-control keys
Hold <Shift> while using
on embedded keypad cursor-control keys.
Main keyboard keys
Num Lock off
Hold <Fn> while using
cursor-control keys.
Hold <Fn> while typing
Type the letters in a
letters on embedded keypad. normal manner.
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Windows keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Key
Description
Windows key
Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on
the Windows Start button; it launches the Start menu.
It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety
of functions:
<
> + <Tab>: Activates the next Taskbar button.
<
> + <E>: Opens the My Computer window.
<
> + <F1>: Opens Help and Support Center.
<
> + <F>: Opens the Search Results window.
<
> + <R>: Opens the Run dialog box.
<
> + <M>: Minimizes all windows.
<Shift> + <
> + <M>: Undoes the minimize all
windows action.
Application
key
This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse
button; it opens the application's context menu.
Hotkeys
The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the
computer's controls like screen brightness, volume output and the BIOS utility.
To activate hotkeys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key
in the hotkey combination.
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Hotkey
Icon
Description
Hotkey help
Displays help on hotkeys.
<Fn> + <F2>
Acer eSettings
Launches Acer eSettings in Acer
eManager. See "Acer
eManager" on page 19.
<Fn> + <F3>
Power management
Launches the Power Scheme
window.
<Fn> + <F4>
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep
mode.
<Fn> + <F5>
Display toggle
Switches display output
between the display screen,
external monitor (if connected)
and both.
<Fn> + <F6>
Screen blank
Turns the display screen
backlight off to save power.
Press any key to return.
<Fn> + <F7>
Touchpad toggle
Turns the internal touchpad on
and off.
<Fn> + <F8>
Speaker toggle
Turns the speakers on and off.
<Fn> + <↑>
Volume up
Increases the sound volume.
<Fn> + <↓>
Volume down
Decreases the sound volume.
<Fn> + <→>
Brightness up
Increases the screen brightness.
<Fn> + <←>
Brightness down
Decreases the screen brightness.
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Function
<Fn> + <F1>
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Special keys
You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the upper-center
and/or bottom-right of your keyboard.
The Euro symbol
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Open a text editor or word processor.
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Either press <
> at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Alt Gr>
and then press the <5> key at the upper-center of the keyboard.
Note: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol.
Please refer to www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq12.htm for
more information.
The US dollar sign
1
Open a text editor or word processor.
2
Either press <
> at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Shift>
and then press the <4> key at the upper-center of the keyboard.
Note: This function varies according to the language settings.
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Press the drive eject button to eject the optical drive tray when the computer
is on.
Insert a clip to the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the
computer is off.
Using a computer security lock
The notebook comes with a Kensington-compatible security slot for a security
lock.
Wrap the computer security lock cable around an immovable object such as a
table or handle of a locked drawer. Insert the lock into the notch and turn the
key to secure the lock. Some keyless models are also available.
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Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD)
drive tray
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Audio
The computer comes with 16-bit high-fidelity AC'97 stereo audio, and built-in
stereo speakers.
Adjusting the volume
Adjusting the volume on the computer is as easy as pressing some buttons. See
"Hotkeys" on page 14 for more information on adjusting the speaker volume.
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Note: The system utilities work under Microsoft Windows XP only.
Acer eManager
The innovative Acer eManager software is designed for easy access to
frequently used functions. Press <
> to launch the Acer eManager user
interface, which features the following main settings: Acer ePresentation, Acer
eRecovery and Acer eSettings.
To set the <
> key, see "Easy-launch buttons" on page 10.
Acer ePresentation
Simplifies resolution settings when connecting to a projector.
Acer eRecovery
Creates backups and recovers system configurations reliably.
Acer eSettings
Makes managing system settings and security easy.
For more information, open Acer eManager, click on the appropriate
application and select the Help function.
Note: If your computer did not come with a Recovery CD or
System CD, please use Acer eRecovery's "System backup to optical
disk" feature to burn a backup image to CD or DVD. To ensure the
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best results when recovering your system using a CD or Acer
eRecovery, detach all peripherals (except the external Acer ODD, if
your computer has one), including your Acer ezDock.
Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible)
Note: This feature is only available on certain models.
To enable the dual monitor feature of your notebook, first ensure that the
second monitor is connected, then, select Start, Control Panel, Display and click
on Settings. Select the secondary monitor (2) icon in the display box and then
click the check box Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click
Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process.
Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four pre-defined display settings so
you can view multiple windows on the same screen. To access this function,
please go to Start, All Programs and click on Acer GridVista. You may choose
any one of the four display settings indicated below:
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2
1
2
1
3
2
3
1
3
2
4
Double (vertical), Triple (primary at left), Triple (primary at right), or Quad
Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible, allowing two displays to be
partitioned independently.
Acer GridVista is simple to set up:
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Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each
display from the taskbar.
2
Drag and drop each window into the appropriate grid.
3
Enjoy the convenience of a well-organized desktop.
Note: Please ensure that the resolution setting of your second
monitor is set to the manufacturer's recommended value.
Launch Manager
Launch Manager allows you to set the four easy-launch buttons located above
the keyboard. "Easy-launch buttons" on page 10 for the location of the easylaunch buttons.
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You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start, All Programs, and then
Launch Manager to start the application.
Norton AntiVirus
Norton AntiVirus is an anti-virus software that finds and repairs infected files,
and protects against viruses to keep your computer data safe and secure.
How do I check for viruses?
A Full System Scan scans all files on your computer. To perform a system scan:
1
Start Norton AntiVirus.
Double click on the Norton AntiVirus Icon on the desktop or click on the
Start menu in the Windows taskbar, highlight Programs, and select
Norton AntiVirus.
2
In the Norton AntiVirus main window, click Scan for Viruses.
3
In the Scan for Viruses panel, click Scan My Computer.
4
Under Actions, click Scan.
5
When the scan is complete, a scan summary appears. Click Finished.
You can schedule customized virus scans that run unattended on specific dates
and times or at periodic intervals. If you are using the computer when the
scheduled scan begins, it runs in the background so that you do not have to
stop working.
For more information refer to the Norton AntiVirus Help menu.
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The following is a list of possible situations that may arise during the use of
your computer. Easy solutions are provided for each one.
I turned on the power, but the computer does not start or
boot up.
Look at the power indicator:
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If it is not lit, no power is being supplied to the computer. Check the
following:
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If you are using on the battery, it may be low and unable to power
the computer. Connect the AC adapter to recharge the battery pack.
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Make sure that the AC adapter is properly plugged into the computer
and to the power outlet.
If it is lit, check the following:
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Is a non-bootable (non-system) disk in the external USB floppy drive?
Remove or replace it with a system disk and press <Ctrl> + <Alt> +
<Del> to restart the system.
Nothing appears on the screen.
The computer's power management system automatically blanks the screen to
save power. Press any key to turn the display back on.
If pressing a key does not turn the display back on, three things might be
the cause:
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The brightness level might be too low. Press <Fn> + <→> (increase) to
adjust the brightness level.
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The display device might be set to an external monitor. Press the display
toggle hotkey <Fn> + <F5> to toggle the display back to the computer.
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If the Sleep indicator is lit, the computer is in Sleep mode. Press and release
the power button to resume.
Image is not full-screen.
Each computer display has a different native resolution depending on the
screen. If you set the resolution lower than this native resoution, the screen
expands to fill the computer display. Right-click on your Windows desktop and
select Properties to bring up the "Display Properties" dialog box. Then click on
the Settings tab to make sure that the resolution is set to the appropriate
resolution. Resolutions lower than the specified resolution are not full-screen
on the computer or on an external monitor.
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No audio is heard from the computer.
Check the following:
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The volume may be muted. In Windows, look at the volume control
(speaker) icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on the icon and
deselect the Mute all option.
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The volume level may be too low. In Windows, look at the volume control
icon on the taskbar. You can also use the volume control buttons to adjust
the volume. See "Hotkeys" on page 14 for more detail.
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If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to the lineout port on the computer, the internal speakers automatically turn off.
I want to eject the optical drive tray without turning on the
power.
There is a mechanical eject hole on the optical drive. Simply insert the tip of a
pen or paperclip into the hole and push to eject the tray. (If your computer's
optical drive is a slot-load model, it will not have an eject hole.)
The keyboard does not respond.
Try attaching an external keyboard to a USB port on the computer. If it works,
contact your dealer or an authorized service center as the internal keyboard
cable may be loose.
The infrared port does not work.
Check the following:
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Make sure that the infrared ports of the two devices are facing each other
(+/- 15 degrees) a maximum of 1 meter apart.
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Make sure there is a clear path between the two infrared ports. Nothing
should be blocking the ports.
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Make sure you have the appropriate software running on both devices (for
file transfers) or you have the appropriate drivers (for printing to an
infrared printer).
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During the POST, press <F2> to access the BIOS utility and verify that the
infrared port is enabled.
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Make sure both devices are IrDA-compliant.
The printer does not work.
Check the following:
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Make sure that the printer is connected to a power outlet and that it is
turned on.
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Make sure that the printer cable is connected securely to the computer's
parallel port or a USB port and the corresponding port on the printer.
I want to set up my location to use the internal modem.
To properly use your communication software (e.g. HyperTerminal), you need
to set up your location:
1
Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel.
2
Double-click on Phone and Modem Options.
3
Click on Dialing Rules and begin setting up your location.
Refer to the Windows manual.
Note: Please note, on first booting your notebook, that you can
skip the Internet Connection setup, as it is not necessary to
complete the installation of your Operating System. After the
Operating System is set up, you can proceed with the Internet
Connection setup.
I want to restore my computer to its original settings without
recovery CDs.
Note: If your system is the multilingual version, the operating
system and language you choose when you first turn on the
system will be the only option for future recovery operations.
This recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original software
content that is installed when you purchase your notebook. Follow the steps
below to rebuild your C: drive. (Your C: drive will be reformatted and all data
will be erased.) It is important to back up all data files before using this option.
Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings.
1
Check to see if Acer disk-to-disk recovery is enabled or not.
2
Make sure the D2D Recovery setting in Main is Enabled.
3
Exit the BIOS utility and save changes. The system will reboot.
Note: To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during POST.
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To start the recovery process:
1
Restart the system.
2
While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to
enter the recovery process.
3
Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery.
Important! This feature occupies 2 to 3 GB in a hidden partition
on your hard disk.
Requesting service
International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
Your computer is backed by an International Travelers Warranty (ITW) that
gives you security and peace of mind when traveling. Our worldwide network
of service centers are there to give you a helping hand.
An ITW passport comes with your computer. This passport contains all you need
to know about the ITW program. A list of available, authorized service centers is
in this handy booklet. Read this passport thoroughly.
Always have your ITW passport on hand, especially when you travel, to receive
the benefits from our support centers. Place your proof-of-purchase in the flap
located inside the front cover of the ITW passport.
If the country you are traveling in does not have an Acer-authorized ITW service
site, you can still get in contact with our offices worldwide. Please consult
http://global.acer.com.
Before you call
Please have the following information available when you call Acer for online
service, and please be at your computer when you call. With your support, we
can reduce the amount of time a call takes and help solve your problems
efficiently. If there are error messages or beeps reported by your computer,
write them down as they appear on the screen (or the number and sequence in
the case of beeps).
You are required to provide the following information:
Name: _____________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________
Telephone number: _________________________________
Machine and model type: ____________________________
Serial number: ______________________________________
Date of purchase: ___________________________________
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Acer Arcade is an integrated player for music, photos, DVD movies, and videos.
To watch or listen, click a content button (e.g. Music, Video, etc) on the Arcade
home page.
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Cinema — watch DVDs or VCDs
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Album — view photos stored on your hard drive or removable media
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Video — watch and/or edit video clips
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Music — listen to music files in a variety of formats
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Burner — create CDs and/or DVDs to share or archive data
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TV — watch digital or analog TV programs (optional)
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Advanced Settings — adjust Acer Arcade according to your preferences
Note: While watching videos, DVDs, or slideshows your
screensaver and power-saving features are unavailable. These
functions are enabled when you listen to music.
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Arcade hotkeys
When running in the Windows environment, the key combinations listed below
are available to control and fine-tune the features and settings of Acer Arcade.
Hot key
Function
<Fn> + <F1>
On-line help menu
<Fn> + <F5>
Display toggle
<Fn> + <F6>
Screen blank
<Fn> + <F8>
Speaker toggle
<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
<Fn> +
<Home>
Play; press to start playing the audio track or video file. Press
again to pause.
<Fn> +
<Pg Up>
Stop; press to stop playing the audio track or video file.
<Fn> +
<Pg Dn>
Backward; press to skip backward to the previous track or
video file and start playing.
<Fn> + <End>
Forward; press to skip forward to the next track or video file.
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The system also provides a remote control for a convenient way to control the
features of Arcade mode.
The images below show which buttons on the remote contol function in the
different Arcade modes.
Arcade Main Page
Album Mode
Music Mode
Cinema Mode
Video Mode
TV Mode
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The Arcade remote control (for selected
models)
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Finding and playing content
Clicking a button on the Arcade home page opens the corresponding feature's
home page. The content pages have buttons on the left and a content browsing
area on the right. If a button shows one of several choices, such as sort order,
the current setting is shown by a brightly colored ball on the left side.
To pick content, click an item in the content area. When there is more than one
CD or DVD drive, all drives will be shown. Pictures and videos are shown as files
(with thumbnails) and organized into folders.
To browse a folder, click to open it. To go back up to the folder above it, click
the Up one level button. If there is more content than will
fit on a page, use the buttons at the lower right to scroll through
the pages.
Advanced Settings
There are settings in Acer Arcade that allow you to fine tune its performance to
your machine and your personal preferences. The Settings page is reached by
the Advanced Settings button on the Home page.
Use the "screen ratio" setting to choose between standard (4:3) or widescreen
(16:9) display.
"Audio output" should be set to "Stereo" if you are listening to speakers, or
"Virtual surround sound" if you are using headphones.
Note: If your speakers are not capable of outputting low
frequency signals, it is recommended that you do not select this
option in order to avoid damaging your speakers.
Click About Acer Arcade to open a page with version and copyright
information.
Click Restore to factory settings to return the Acer Arcade settings to their
default values.
Arcade controls
When watching video clips, movies, or slideshows as full-screen visual content,
two pop-up control panels are shown when you move the mouse. They
automatically disappear after several seconds. The "Navigation controls" panel
appears at the top and the "Player controls" panel appears at the bottom of the
screen.
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To return to the Arcade home page, click the Home button in the upper left
corner of the window. To go up one folder level while searching for content,
click Up one level. To return to a previous screen, click Return. The buttons in
the upper right (minimize, maximize, and close) have standard PC behaviours.
To quit Arcade, click the Close button in the upper right corner of the window.
You can also click To PC.
Player controls
At the bottom of the window, the player controls — used for video, slideshows,
movies and music — are shown. The group on the left provides standard
playback controls (play, pause, stop, etc). The group on the right controls
volume (mute and volume up/down).
Note: When playing DVDs, there are additional controls added to
the right of the volume controls. These are discussed in more
detail in the Cinema section of this guide.
Cinema
If your computer came with a DVD drive, you can play movies from DVDs and
Video CDs (VCDs) with the Cinema function of Acer Arcade. This player has the
features and controls of a typical DVD player.
When you insert a disk into the DVD drive, the movie begins playing
automatically. To control the movie, the pop-up player control panel appears at
the bottom of the window when you move the mouse.
If more than one optical drive contains a playable disk, click the Cinema button
on the Home page to open the Cinema content page, then select the disk you'd
like to watch from the list on the right.
When viewing DVDs, the following special controls are added to the pop-up
panel:
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DVD Menu
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Subtitle
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Language
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Angle
The disk currently playing will be shown in the area above the list of drives. This
page is also displayed when you press the Stop button during a movie. The
buttons on the left side allow you to resume the movie from the point it was
stopped, restart the movie from the beginning, jump to the DVD menu, eject
the disk, or go to the "DVD Settings" page.
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DVD settings
There are two types of DVD settings: "Video" and "Language." Click the
appropriate button to open its settings page.
Video
The Video settings control the video output of DVDs/VCDs.
Use hardware acceleration takes advantage of the special processing power in
some graphics cards to reduce CPU loading when playing back DVDs and some
video files. If you have problems with video quality, try turning this option Off.
Select an output type:
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4:3 Standard or 16:9 Widescreen according to your display preferences
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The Letterbox option displays widescreen movie content in its original
aspect ratio and adds black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
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The Pan & Scan feature is for DVD titles with a widescreen aspect ratio.
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Acer CinemaVision is a nonlinear video stretching technology that
produces minimal distortion in the center of the picture.
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Stretch stretches the video display to the size of the display screen.
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The "Color profile" option allows you to select from a list of color
configurations to change the overall color of the video content during
playback. "Original" uses the color scheme of the disk you are watching,
while "Vivid," "Bright," and "Theatre" add enhanced color to the video
display.
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Acer ClearVision is a video enhancement technology that detects video
content and dynamically adjusts the brightness/contrast/saturation levels
so that you do not need to change the color settings if the movie you are
watching contains scenes that are overly dark or too bright.
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Click Restore to factory settings to return the settings to their default
values.
Language
The "Language settings" control the audio and subtitle output of DVDs/VCDs.
"Subtitle" selects the default subtitle language for DVDs when available. The
factory setting is "Off."
"Closed caption" turns on the closed captions on DVDs. This function displays
captions encoded in the video signal that describe on screen action and dialog
for the hearing impaired. The factory setting is "Off."
"Audio" selects the default language for DVD titles.
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Acer Arcade lets you view digital photos individually or as a slideshow, from any
available drive on your computer. Click the Album button on the Arcade Home
page to show the Album main page.
The content area on the right shows both individual pictures and
folders. Click on a folder to open it.
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To view a slideshow, open the folder containing the pictures you wish to view then click Play slideshow. The slideshow is played full-screen. Use the pop-up
control panel to control the slideshow.
To rotate a picture in full-screen, click Rotate right or Rotate left.
You can also view a single picture by clicking on it. This opens the
picture full-screen.
Slideshow settings
To change slideshow settings click the Settings button on the Album page.
The "Slide duration" setting determines how long each slide is shown before
automatically advancing to the next picture in the slideshow.
The "Transition effects" setting sets the style of transition used between
pictures.
To add background music to a slideshow, set the "Play music during slideshow"
option to "Yes." The select music page asks you to choose music from your
personal music library.
Click Restore to factory settings to return your settings to their
default values.
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To open the Video function, click Video on the Arcade Home page.
Note: The Video feature is designed to play back MPEG1, MPEG2
(if a DVD drive is installed), AVI, WMV, and ASF formats. If you
want to watch a DVD or VCD use the "Cinema" function.
Two options are shown on the Video page: "Video Play" or "Video Edit."
Playing a video file
Click Video Play to watch video files. The Video page shows the video files in
the content area on the right side. They are organized by folders and a
thumbnail image shows the first frame of the video.
To play a video file, click on it. the video will play full-screen. The pop-up
control panel will appear at the bottom of the screen when you move the
mouse. To return to the Video page, click Stop.
Video Authoring
Click the Video Authoring button to open the PowerProducer program, which
allows you to finalize your digital video productions and burn them to disk.
Before you produce your movie using PowerProducer, first gather (or create) its
component parts: video clips, photos, and background music. You may collect
raw footage yourself with a camcorder or other recording device, or you may
simply use files that you have on hand; including movies you have already
created in a video editing program.
When your movie is ready for production, use PowerProducer, which offers
basic video editing tools, so your movie does not have to be perfectly polished
at this stage. PowerProducer's production functions include the following:
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burns CDs, DVDs, VCDs, SVCDs, and editable DVDs
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erases rewritable disks that contain unwanted content
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copies disks
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defragments disks for appending video content
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burns DV content straight to DVD
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sets chapters within video content
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adds background music to videos and menus
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offers custom menu layouts for buttons, frames, and backgrounds
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captures from DVD, firewire devices, analog capture cards, USB devices,
and files
For help with authoring video, refer to PowerProducer's online help system.
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Music
For convenient access to your music collection, click Music on the Arcade Home
page to open the Music Home page.
Select the folder, or CD, that contains the music you want to listen to. Click Play
to listen to the entire contents from the beginning, or select the song that you
want to hear from the list in the content area.
The songs in the folder are shown in the content area, while the left side has
controls for "Play," "Random," and "Repeat all." The Visualize option allows
you to watch computer generated visualizations while you listen to music.
When playing music, the control panel at the bottom of the page makes it easy
to adjust the volume and control playback.
To rip music from a CD, click Rip CD. In the page that opens, select the songs
you would like to rip (or click Select or Clear all), then click Rip now.
Burner
NTI CD/DVD-Maker simplifies today's digital lifestyle by providing an easy and
complete solution for recording data, audio, photos or video. Now you can burn
and share anything on CD/DVD - your music just the way you like it, your
photos, your videos. Even copy your critical data faster and easier than ever
before.
Copy — backup your CD/DVD collection
Make backup copies of (non-copy protected) CDs in just a few clicks of your
mouse. Copy non-copy protected DVDs too!
Audio — create your own greatest hits CDs
Create better sounding music in a snap. Burn your favourite songs to CD so you
can listen to them on any CD player. Convert songs from your music collection
to MP3 and other popular audio formats. Even create MP3 CDs with over 100 of
your favourite songs and listen to them on your PC or MP3 CD player.
Data — store files simply and easily
Copy your computer's hard drive files for easy recovery in the event of a crash.
Archiving your data on CD/DVD eliminates the need for extra hard drives.
Video — your world in pictures
Turn digital photos into a Slideshow VCD with background music that can be
played by most DVD players. Bring new life to your video clips and share any
event with your friends and family for playback on most DVD players. You can
even add customized menus to Video CDs and Super Video CDs.
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TV (for selected models)
Arcade allows you to watch TV from your computer. Click the TV button on the
Home page to show the TV main page.
The Full screen option plays TV content at full screen: Press the <Backspace> key
or double-click anywhere on the screen to return to Arcade.
When you watch TV, additional buttons appear on the playback controls:
Record (records TV content as a video file), Previous channel (switches down
one channel), Next channel (switches up one channel), Window mode (toggles
the Arcade program between a Windows panel and full screen), and TeleText
(opens the TeleText function), Video desktop (replaces your desktop wallpaper
with the video display), and Snapshot (takes a snapshot of the current frame of
video).
The Recorded TV option allows you to view files that you have recorded from
the TV. See Recorded TV.
The Schedule option allows you to set TV recording schedules for later viewing.
See Scheduling Recordings.
The Settings button opens a page containing TV settings. See TV Settings.
The TV preview option allows you to preview available TV channels. See TV
Preview.
The TeleText option opens the TeleText function. See using TeleText Functions.
Instant Replay
By default, the instant replay function is enabled in Arcade. To create an instant
replay, Arcade records the TV broadcast as a file, creating a slight lag between
the live broadcast and the TV content that you watch. (The instant replay file
cannot be saved, however, and you cannot watch this file in the Recorded TV
window.) You can navigate forward and backward within the file to create an
instant replay or to skip over commercials.
Note: One of your local drive must contain at least 2 GB of free
space in order to enable the instant replay function.
Click "
" to pause playback, "
rewind, or "
" to continue watching. Click "
" to fast forward. Click "
replay recording, or click "
" to
" to go to the start of the instant
" to go to the end of the instant replay recording.
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For Specific details about each of these options, consult the User's Guide or click
the Help button to open NTI CD/DVD-Maker's help menu.
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Note: Since the TV content you watch always lags slightly behind
the live TV broadcast, going to the end of the instant replay
recording is as close to watching live TV as Arcade permits.
Recorded TV
The "Recorded TV" page shows recorded files using the "Recorded TV Shows"
page of the "Video" function. A thumbnail image shows the first frame of the
file. To play a recorded TV file, click it. The video will play full screen. To return
to the TV page, click Stop.
For a description of the options on this page, see Videos.
Scheduling Recordings
To set a TV recording schedule, click Schedule, then New schedule. In the page
that opens, select the Channel you want to record and the Scheduling
frequency. Set the Starting date, Starting time, and Ending time of the program
you want to record. Click Confirm schedule to activate the recording schedule,
or Cancel to quit without accepting the schedule. Select Delete schedule to
remove a recording schedule you have previously created.
Click an existing recording schedule to open it for modification. To change the
order in which schedules are displayed, click Sort by channel or Sort by date.
TV Preview
Click the TV preview button to display a wall of TV screen thumbnails,
previewing each channel. The TV Preview scrolls automatically through all of
the available channels. Select a thumbnail to watch the corresponding channel.
Using TeleText Functions
This page displays TeleText listings with different kinds of information. To
return to the main TV page, press the <Backspace> key.
To navigate within the TeleText function, you can:
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Click the yellow or blue headlines to open the first page of listings on
thecorresponding TeleText page.
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Click an onscreen page number to jump to that page.
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Use the keyboard number buttons to enter a page number directly.
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Use the up/down buttons on the remote to go to the previous/next page.
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Click the red - or green + button to go to the previous/next page.
•
Press <Backspace> on the keyboard or the Back button on the remote to
return to the main TV page.
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To change picture settings, click the TV button on the "Settings" page or the
Settings button on the main TV page. There are two types of TV settings:
"TV Signal" and "Channels."
TV Signal
Select this TV Source option if your TV receives signals via an antenna or cable.
The Country option allows you to select the country or region where your cable
provider is located.
The Recording quality option allows you to set the quality of video recorded
from TV. Selecting a higher quality results in a larger recorded file when
recording TV shows.
The Audio source option allows you to select your audio input source from a list
of available sources.
The Audio mode option allows you to set your audio output as Mono, Stereo, or
SAP. The SAP (Second Audio Program) option is an enhanced audio signal that
can be used to augment the main audio or to provide an audio translation or
other information.
Click Restore default settings to return your settings to their default values.
Channels
The Channel List contains all of the TV channels available in Arcade. By default,
all available channels are enabled. To disable a channel in the list, uncheck it.
Disabled channels are not available for selection when you return to the TV
page to watch TV.
To move a channel to your "Favorite Channels" list, click it then click the new
location (or use the up/down arrow keys and press <Enter>). The channel is
moved to the new location in the list.
To rename a channel in the list, click on it, then enter the new name.
If no channel list exists, click Scan channels. Your computer will scan and list the
available TV channels.
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File type compatibility
Mode
Supported
Not supported
Cinema
DVD/ SVCD/VCD/MiniDVD
DTS, Linear PCM, TruSurroundXT,
SRS, DVD audio
Video
ASF/WMV/AVI/MPEG1/2,
DivX (requires codec)
DVD navigator, SVCD, M2V,
MOV, Flash
Album
BMP, JPG, PNG
GIF, TIF, PSD, ICO
Music
MP3, WMA, WAV, CDA
(Audio CD)
DVD audio, SACD
Note: Automatic media detection will only function under the
main menu.
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This section gives you tips and hints to consider when moving around or
traveling with your computer.
Disconnecting from the desktop
Follow these steps to disconnect your computer from external accessories:
1
Save any open files.
2
Remove any media, floppy disks or compact disks from the drive(s).
3
Shut down the computer.
4
Close the display cover.
5
Disconnect the cord from the AC adapter.
6
Disconnect the keyboard, pointing device, printer, external monitor and
other external devices.
7
Disconnect the Kensington lock if you are using one to secure the
computer.
Moving around
When you are just moving within short distances, for example, from your office
desk to a meeting room.
Preparing the computer
Before moving the computer, close and latch the display cover to place it in
Sleep mode. You can now safely take the computer anywhere you go within
the building. To bring the computer out of Sleep mode, open the display; then
press and release the power button.
If you are taking the computer to a client's office or a different building, you
may choose to shut down the computer:
Click on Start, Turn Off Computer, then click on Turn Off (Windows XP).
Or:
You can put the computer in Sleep mode by pressing <Fn> + <F4>. Then close
and latch the display.
When you are ready to use the computer again, unlatch and open the display;
then press and release the power button.
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Note: If the Sleep indicator is off, the computer has entered
Hibernation mode and is turned off. If the power indicator is off
but the Sleep indicator is on, the computer has entered Sleep
mode. In both cases, press and release the power button to turn
the computer back on. Note that the computer may enter
Hibernation mode after being in Sleep mode for a period of time.
What to bring to meetings
If your meeting is relatively short, you probably do not need to bring anything
with you other than your computer. If your meeting will be longer, or if your
battery is not fully charged, you may want to bring the AC adapter with you to
plug in your computer in the meeting room.
If the meeting room does not have an electrical outlet, reduce the drain on the
battery by putting the computer in Sleep mode. Press <Fn> + <F4> or close the
display cover whenever you are not actively using the computer. To resume,
open the display (if closed), then press and release the power button.
Taking the computer home
When you are moving from your office to your home or vice versa.
Preparing the computer
After disconnecting the computer from your desktop, follow these steps to
prepare the computer for the trip home:
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Check that you have removed all media and compact disks from the
drive(s). Failure to remove the media can damage the drive head.
•
Pack the computer in a protective case that can prevent the computer from
sliding around and cushion it if it should fall.
Caution: Avoid packing items next to the top cover of the
computer. Pressure against the top cover can damage the screen.
What to take with you
Unless you have some items at home, take the following items with you:
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AC adapter and power cord
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The printed User's Guide
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Follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling to and
from work:
•
Minimize the effects of temperature changes by keeping the computer
with you.
•
If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot carry the
computer with you, leave the computer in the trunk of the car to avoid
exposing the computer to excessive heat.
•
Changes in temperature and humidity can cause condensation. Allow the
computer to return to room temperature, and inspect the screen for
condensation before turning on the computer. If the temperature change
is greater than 10 °C (18 °F), allow the computer to come to room
temperature slowly. If possible, leave the computer for 30 minutes in an
environment with a temperature between outside and room temperature.
Setting up a home office
If you frequently work on your computer at home, you may want to purchase a
second AC adapter for use at home. With a second AC adapter, you can avoid
carrying the extra weight to and from home.
If you use your computer at home for significant periods of time, you might also
want to add an external keyboard, monitor or mouse.
Traveling with the computer
When you are moving within a larger distance, for instance, from your office
building to a client's office building or traveling locally.
Preparing the computer
Prepare the computer as if you were taking it home. Make sure that the battery
in the computer is charged. Airport security may require you to turn on your
computer when carrying it into the gate area.
What to take with you
Take the following items with you:
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AC adapter
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Spare, fully-charged battery pack(s)
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Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer
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Special considerations
In addition to the guidelines for taking the computer home, follow these
guidelines to protect your computer while traveling:
•
Always take the computer as carry-on luggage.
•
If possible, have the computer inspected by hand. Airport security X-ray
machines are safe, but do not put the computer through a metal detector.
•
Avoid exposing floppy disks to hand-held metal detectors.
Traveling internationally with the computer
When you are moving from country to country.
Preparing the computer
Prepare the computer as you would normally prepare it for traveling.
What to bring with you
Bring the following items with you:
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AC adapter
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Power cords that are appropriate for the country to which you
are traveling
•
Spare, fully-charged battery packs
•
Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer
•
Proof of purchase, in case you need to show it to customs officials
•
International Travelers Warranty passport
Special considerations
Follow the same special considerations as when traveling with the computer. In
addition, these tips are useful when traveling internationally:
•
When traveling in another country, check that the local AC voltage and the
AC adapter power cord specifications are compatible. If not, purchase a
power cord that is compatible with the local AC voltage. Do not use
converter kits sold for appliances to power the computer.
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If you are using the modem, check if the modem and connector is
compatible with the telecommunications system of the country you are
traveling in.
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Your computer is a valuable investment that you need to take care of. Learn
how to protect and take care of your computer.
Security features include hardware and software locks — a security notch
and passwords.
Using a computer security lock
The notebook comes with a Kensington-compatible security slot for a security
lock.
Wrap a computer security lock cable around an immovable object such as a
table or handle of a locked drawer. Insert the lock into the notch and turn the
key to secure the lock. Some keyless models are also available.
Using passwords
Passwords protect your computer from unauthorized access. Setting these
passwords creates several different levels of protection for your computer
and data:
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Supervisor Password prevents unauthorized entry into the BIOS utility.
Once set, you must enter this password to gain access to the BIOS utility.
See "BIOS utility" on page 50.
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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.
Important! Do not forget your Supervisor Password! If you forget
your password, please get in touch with your dealer or an
authorized service center.
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Entering passwords
When a password is set, a password prompt appears in the center of the
display screen.
•
When the Supervisor Password is set, a prompt appears when you press
<F2> to enter the BIOS utility at boot-up.
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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>.
Important! You have three chances to enter a password. If you fail
to enter the password correctly after three tries, the system halts.
Press and hold the power button for four seconds to shut down
the computer. Then turn on the computer again, and try again.
Setting passwords
You can set passwords using the BIOS utility.
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Your notebook PC offers you a complete mobile computing experience.
Connectivity options
Ports allow you to connect peripheral devices to your computer as you would
with a desktop PC. For instructions on how to connect different external devices
to the computer, read the following section.
Fax/data modem
Your computer has a built-in V.92 56 Kbps fax/data modem.
Warning! This modem port is not compatible with digital phone
lines. Plugging this modem into a digital phone line will damage
the modem.
To use the fax/data modem port, connect a phone cable from the modem port
to a telephone jack.
Warning! Please make sure that the cable you use is appropriate
for the country in which you are working.
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Built-in network feature
The built-in network feature allows you to connect your computer to an
Ethernet-based network.
To use the network feature, connect an Ethernet cable from the Ethernet
(RJ-45) port on the chassis of the computer to a network jack or hub on
your network.
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
The USB 2.0 port is a high-speed serial bus which allows you to connect USB
peripherals without taking up precious system resources.
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The Type II PC Card slot of the computer accepts PC Cards that enhance the
usability and expandability of the computer. These cards should have a PC Card
logo on them.
PC Cards (formerly PCMCIA) are add-on cards for portable computers, giving
you expansion possibilities long afforded by desktop PCs. Popular PC Cards
include flash, fax/data modem, wireless LAN and SCSI cards. CardBus improves
on the 16-bit PC card technology by expanding the bandwidth to 32 bits.
Note: Refer to your card's manual for details on how to install and
use the card, and its functions.
Inserting a PC Card
Insert the card into the slot and make the proper connections (e.g., network
cable), if necessary. See your card manual for details.
Ejecting a PC Card
Before ejecting a PC Card:
1
Exit the application using the card.
2
Left-click on the PC Card icon on the taskbar and stop the card operation.
3
Press the slot eject button to pop out the eject button; then press it again
to eject the card.
Installing memory
Follow these steps to install memory:
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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; then lift up and remove the
memory cover.
3
(a) Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot, then (b) gently press
it down until it clicks into place.
4
Replace the memory cover and secure it with the screw.
5
Reinstall the battery pack, and reconnect the AC adapter.
6
Turn on the computer.
The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total memory size.
Please consult a qualified technician or contact your local Acer dealer.
BIOS utility
The BIOS utility is a hardware configuration program built into your
computer's BIOS.
Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not
need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you
may need to run it.
To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during the POST; while the notebook PC
logo is being displayed.
Boot sequence
To set the boot sequence in the BIOS utility, activate the BIOS utility, then select
Boot from the categories listed at the top of the screen.
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To enable disk-to-disk recovery (hard disk recovery), activate the BIOS utility,
then select Main from the categories listed at the top of the screen. Find D2D
Recovery at the bottom of the screen and use the <F5> and <F6> keys to set this
value to Enabled.
Password
To set a password on boot, activate the BIOS utility, then select Security from
the categories listed at the top of the screen. Find Password on boot: and use
the <F5> and <F6> keys to enable this feature.
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Using software
Playing DVD movies
When the DVD drive module is installed in the optical drive bay, you can play
DVD movies on your computer.
1
Eject the DVD tray and insert a DVD movie disk; then close the DVD tray.
Important! When you launch the DVD player for the first time, the
program asks you to enter the region code. DVD disks are divided
into 6 regions. Once your DVD drive is set to a region code, it will
play DVD disks of that region only. You can set the region code a
maximum of five times (including the first time), after which the
last region code set will remain permanent. Recovering your hard
disk does not reset the number of times the region code has been
set. Refer to the table below for DVD movie region code
information.
2
The DVD movie will automatically play after a few seconds.
Region code
Country or region
1
USA, Canada
2
Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Japan
3
Southeast Asia, Taiwan, South Korea
4
Latin America, Australia, New Zealand
5
Former USSR, parts of Africa, India
6
People's Republic of China
Note: To change the region code, insert a DVD movie of a
different region into the DVD drive. Please refer to the online
help for more information.
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This computer has a built-in power management unit that monitors system
activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or more of the
following devices: keyboard, mouse, hard disk, peripherals connected to the
computer, and video memory. If no activity is detected for a period of time
(called an inactivity timeout), the computer stops some or all of these devices in
order to conserve energy.
This computer employs a power management scheme that supports the
advanced configuration and power interface (ACPI), which allows for maximum
power conservation and maximum performance at the same time. Windows
handles all power-saving chores for your computer.
Acer eRecovery
Acer eRecovery is a tool to quickly backup and restore the system. You can
create and save a backup of the current system configuration to hard drive, CD,
or DVD.
Acer eRecovery consists of the following functions:
1
Create backup
2
Restore from backup
3
Create factory default image CD
4
Re-install bundled software without CD
5
Change Acer eRecovery password
This chapter will guide you through each process.
Note: This feature is only available on certain models. For systems
that do not have a built-in optical disk burner, plug in an external
USB or IEEE 1394-compatible optical disk burner before entering
Acer eRecovery for optical disk related tasks.
Create backup
You can create and save backup images to hard drive, CD, or DVD.
1
Boot to Windows XP
2
Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery settings and click Next.
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In the Recovery settings window, select Backup snapshot image and click
Next.
6
Select the backup method.
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a
Use Backup to HDD to store the backup disk image on drive D:.
b
Backup to optical device to store the backup image on CD or DVD.
After choosing the backup method, click Next.
Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.
Restore from backup
You can restore backups previously created (as stated in the Create backup
section) from hard drive, CD, or DVD.
1
Boot to Windows XP.
2
Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery actions and click Next.
5
Select the desired restore action and follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the restore process.
Note: The "Restore C:" item is enabled only if there is a user
backup stored on the hard drive (D:\). Please refer to the Create
backup section.
Create factory default image CD
When the System CD and Recovery CD are not available, you can create them by
using this feature.
1
Boot to Windows XP.
2
Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery settings and click Next.
5
In the Recovery settings window, select Burn image to disk and click Next.
6
In the Burn image to disk window, select 01. Factory default image and
click Next.
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Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.
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Acer eRecovery stores pre-loaded software internally for easy driver and
application re-installation.
1
Boot to Windows XP.
2
Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery actions and click Next.
5
In the Recovery settings window, select Reinstall applications/drivers and
click Next.
6
Select the desired driver/application and follow the instructions on screen
to re-install.
At first launch, Acer eRecovery prepares all the needed software and may take
few seconds to bring up the software content window.
Change password
Acer eRecovery and Acer disk-to-disk recovery are protected by a password that
can be changed by the user. Follow the steps below to change the password in
Acer eRecovery.
1
Boot to Windows XP.
2
Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery settings and click Next.
5
In the Recovery settings window, select Password: Change Acer eRecovery
password and click Next.
6
Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.
Note: If the system crashes, and will not boot to Windows, you can
run Acer disk-to-disk recovery to restore the factory default image
under DOS mode.
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Troubleshooting
This chapter shows you how to deal with common system problems.
Read it before calling a technician if a problem occurs. Solutions to more
serious problems require opening up the computer. Do not attempt to open
the computer yourself; contact your dealer or authorized service center
for assistance.
Troubleshooting tips
This notebook PC incorporates an advanced design that delivers onscreen error
message reports to help you solve problems.
If the system reports an error message or an error symptom occurs, see "Error
messages" below. If the problem cannot be resolved, contact your dealer. See
"Requesting service" on page 26.
Error messages
If you receive an error message, note the message and take the corrective
action. The following table lists the error messages in alphabetical order
together with the recommended course of action.
Error messages
Corrective action
CMOS battery bad
Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.
CMOS checksum error
Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.
Disk boot failure
Insert a system (bootable) disk into the floppy drive
(A:), then press <Enter> to reboot.
Equipment
configuration error
Press <F2> (during POST) to enter the BIOS utility,
then press Exit in the BIOS utility to reboot.
Hard disk 0 error
Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.
Hard disk 0 extended
type error
Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.
I/O parity error
Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.
Keyboard error or no
keyboard connected
Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.
Keyboard interface
error
Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.
Memory size mismatch
Press <F2> (during POST) to enter the BIOS utility,
then press Exit in the BIOS utility to reboot.
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please contact your dealer or an authorized service center for assistance. Some
problems may be solved using the BIOS utility.
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Regulations and safety notices
ENERGY STAR guidelines compliance
As an ENERGY STAR partner, Acer Inc. has determined that this product meets
the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
FCC notice
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This device generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this device does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the device off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the device and receiver.
•
Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
Notice: Shielded cables
All connections to other computing devices must be made using shielded cables
to maintain compliance with FCC regulations.
Notice: Peripheral devices
Only peripherals (input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) certified to
comply with the Class B limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation
with non-certified peripherals is likely to result in interference to radio and TV
reception.
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could
void the user's authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications
Commission, to operate this computer.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Notice: Canadian users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Remarque à l'intention des utilisateurs canadiens
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Declaration of Conformity for EU countries
Hereby, Acer, declares that this notebook PC series is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
(Please visit http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/reg-nb/index.htm for
complete documents.)
Compliant with Russian regulatory certification
Modem notices
Notice for USA
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. Located on the modem is
a label that contains, among other information, the FCC Registration Number
and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this equipment. Upon request, you
must provide this information to your telephone company.
If your telephone equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the
telephone company may discontinue your service temporarily. If possible, they
will notify you in advance. But, if advance notice is not practical, you will be
notified as soon as possible. You will also be informed of your right to file a
complaint with the FCC.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
Important safety instructions
Read these instructions carefully. Save them for future reference.
1
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
2
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not
use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a water-moistened cloth
for cleaning.
3
Do not use this product near water.
4
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product
falls, it could be seriously damaged.
5
Slots and openings are provided for ventilation; to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. These
openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be
blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface.
This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat
register, or in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided.
6
This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the
marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult
your dealer or local power company.
7
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this
product where people will walk on the cord.
If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total
ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not
exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total
rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the
fuse rating.
9
Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as
they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could
result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind onto or into
the product.
10
Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
11
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
a
When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
b
If liquid has been spilled into the product.
c
If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d
If the product does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered
by the operating instructions, since improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition.
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 notebook PC series uses lithium batteries.
Replace the battery with the same type as the product's battery we
recommend in the product specification list. Use of another battery may
present a risk of fire or explosion.
13
Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not
disassemble or dispose of them in fire. Keep them away from children and
dispose of used batteries promptly.
14
To avoid hazard of unexpected electrical shock, use the AC adapter only
when the wall socket is properly grounded.
15
Use only the proper type of power supply cord set (provided in your
accessories box) for this unit. It should be a detachable type: UL listed/CSA
certified, type SPT-2, rated 7 A 125 V minimum, VDE approved or its
equivalent. Maximum length is 4.6 meters (15 feet).
16
Always disconnect all telephone lines from the wall outlet before serving
or disassembling this equipment.
17
Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical
storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
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Laser compliance statement
The CD or DVD drive used with this computer is a laser product.
The CD or DVD drive's classification label (shown below) is located on the drive.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
CAUTION: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID EXPOSURE
TO BEAM.
APPAREIL A LASER DE CLASSE 1 PRODUIT
LASERATTENTION: RADIATION DU FAISCEAU LASER INVISIBLE EN CAS
D’OUVERTURE. EVITTER TOUTE EXPOSITION AUX RAYONS.
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE LASER KLASSE 1
VORSICHT: UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG GEÖFFNET
NICHT DEM STRAHLL AUSSETZEN
PRODUCTO LÁSER DE LA CLASE I
ADVERTENCIA: RADIACIÓN LÁSER INVISIBLE AL SER ABIERTO. EVITE EXPONERSE
A LOS RAYOS.
ADVARSEL: LASERSTRÅLING VEDÅBNING SE IKKE IND I STRÅLEN.
VARO! LAVATTAESSA OLET ALTTINA LASERSÅTEILYLLE.
VARNING: LASERSTRÅLNING NÅR DENNA DEL ÅR ÖPPNAD ÅLÅ TUIJOTA
SÅTEESEENSTIRRA EJ IN I STRÅLEN
VARNING: LASERSTRÅLNING NAR DENNA DEL ÅR ÖPPNADSTIRRA EJ IN I
STRÅLEN
ADVARSEL: LASERSTRÅLING NAR DEKSEL ÅPNESSTIRR IKKE INN I STRÅLEN
LCD pixel statement
The LCD unit is produced with high-precision manufacturing techniques.
Nevertheless, some pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black or
red dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute
a malfunction.
Macrovision copyright protection notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by
U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright
protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for
home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
U.S. Patent Nos. 4,631,603; 4,819,098; 4,907,093; 5,315,448; and 6,516,132.
Note: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless
LAN and/or Bluetooth only.
General
This product complies with the radio frequency and safety standards of any
country or region in which it has been approved for wireless use. Depending on
configurations, this product may or may not contain wireless radio devices (such
as wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth modules). Below information is for products
with such devices.
European Union (EU)
This device complies with the essential requirements of the European Council
Directives listed below:
73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive
•
EN 60950
89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive
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EN 55022
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EN 55024
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EN 61000-3-2/-3
99/5/EC Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive
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Art.3.1a) EN 60950
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Art.3.1b) EN 301 489 -1/-17
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Art.3.2) EN 300 328-2
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Art.3.2) EN 301 893 *applies to 5 GHz only
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List of applicable countries
EU member states as of May 2004 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece,
Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal,
Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary,
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta. Usage allowed in
the countries of European Union, as well as Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and
Liechtenstein. This device must be used in strict accordance with the regulations
and constraints in the country of use. For further information, please contact
local office in the country of use.
The FCC RF safety requirement
The radiated output power of the wireless LAN Mini PCI Card and Bluetooth
card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the
notebook PC series shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human
contact during normal operation is minimized as follows:
1
Users are requested to follow the RF safety instructions on wireless option
devices that are included in the user's manual of each RF option device.
Caution: To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance
requirements, a separation distance of at least 20 cm (8 inches)
must be maintained between the antenna for the integrated
wireless LAN Mini PCI Card built in to the screen section and all
persons.
Note: The Acer wireless Mini PCI adapter implements a
transmission diversity function. The function does not emit radio
frequencies simultaneously from both antennas. One of the
antennas is selected automatically or manually (by users) to ensure
good quality radiocommunication.
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to
5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for
the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful
interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
3
High power radar are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 to 5.35 GHz
and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause interference
with and/or damage this device.
4
An improper installation or unauthorized use may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Also any tampering of the internal
antenna will void the FCC certification and your warranty.
Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio
communication devices (RSS-210)
a
Common information
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference, including interference
that may cause undesired operation of the device.
b
Operation in 2.4 GHz band
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is
intended to be operated indoors and installation outdoors is subject
to licensing.
c
Operation in 5 GHz band
•
The device for the band 5150-5250 MHz is only for indoor usage to reduce
potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
•
High power radars are allocated as primary users (meaning they have
priority) of 5250-5350 MHz and 5650-5850 MHz and these radars could
cause interference and/or damage to LELAN (Licence-Exempt Local Area
Network) devices.
Exposure of humans to RF fields (RSS-102)
The notebook PC series employs low gain integral antennas that do not emit RF
field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population; consult Safety
Code 6, obtainable from Health Canada's website at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.
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Federal Communications Comission
Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
The following local manufacturer/importer is responsible for this declaration:
Product name:
Notebook PC
Model number:
ZL6
Machine type:
Aspire 3630
SKU number:
Aspire 363xxx
("x" = 0 - 9, a - z, or A - Z)
Name of responsible party:
Acer America Corporation
Address of responsible party:
2641 Orchard Parkway
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
Contact person:
Mr. Young Kim
Tel:
408-922-2909
Fax:
408-922-2606
Name of manufacturer: Beijing Acer Information Co., Ltd.
Address of
manufacturer:
Huade Building, No.18, ChuangYe Rd.
ShangDi Zone, HaiDian District Beijing PRCE marking
Contact person:
Mr. Easy Lai
Tel:
886-2-8691-3089
Fax:
886-2-8691-3000
E-mail:
easy_lai@acer.com.tw
Declares that product:
Notebook PC
Trade name:
Acer
Model number:
ZL6
Machine type:
Aspire 3630
SKU number:
Aspire 363xxx
("x" = 0 - 9, a - z, or A - Z)
Is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions
of the following EC directives.
Reference no.
Title
89/336/EEC
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC directive)
73/23/EEC
Low Voltage Directive (LVD)
1999/5/EC
Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment
Directive (R&TTE)
The product specified above was tested conforming to the applicable Rules
under the most accurate measurement standards possible, and all the necessary
steps have been taken and are in force to assure that production units of the
same product will continue to comply with these requirements.
Dec. 1, 2005
Easy Lai, Director
Regulation Center
Environment & Safety
Date
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Index
D
A
AC adapter
caring for v
audio 18
adjusting the volume
troubleshooting 24
18
B
battery pack
caring for vi
BIOS utility 50
brightness
hotkeys 15
C
caps lock 13
on indicator 9
care
AC adapter v
battery pack vi
computer v
CD-ROM
ejecting manually 24
troubleshooting 24
cleaning
computer vi
computer
caring for v
cleaning vi
disconnecting 41
features 1, 20
indicators 9
keyboards 13
moving around 41
on indicator 2, 9
security 45
setting up a home office 43
taking home 42
traveling internationally 44
traveling on local trips 43
troubleshooting 56
turning off v
connections
network 48
display
hotkeys 15
troubleshooting
DVD 52
DVD movies
playing 52
23
E
error messages
Euro 16
56
F
FAQ. See frequently-asked questions
frequently-asked questions 23
front view 2
H
Hibernation mode
hotkey 15
hotkeys 14
K
keyboard 13
embedded numeric keypad
hotkeys 14
lock keys 13
troubleshooting 24
Windows keys 14
L
left view
2
M
media access
on indicator 9
memory
installing 49– 50
messages
error 56
modem 47
N
network 48
Notebook Manager
hotkey 15
num lock 13
on indicator 9
numeric keypad
embedded 13
13
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P
passwords 45
speakers
hotkey 15
troubleshooting 24
support
information 26
English
password 45
types 45
PC Card 49
ejecting 49
inserting 49
ports 47
printer
troubleshooting
problems 23
CD-ROM 24
display 23
keyboard 24
printer 24
startup 23
troubleshooting
T
24
56
Q
questions
setting location for modem use
25
S
safety
CD or DVD 64
FCC notice 58
general instructions 62
modem notices 59
scroll lock 13
security
keylock 17, 45
touchpad 11
hotkey 15
using 11– 12
travel
international flights
local trips 43
troubleshooting 56
tips 56
U
universal serial bus
V
view
front 3
left 3
rear 4
right 3
volume
adjusting
18
W
Windows keys
14
48
44
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