Acer 370 series Laptop User Manual

TravelMate 370 series
User’s guide
Copyright © 2003 Acer Incorporated.
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TravelMate 370 series User’s guide
Original Issue: September 2003
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We would like to thank you for making the TravelMate series of
notebook computers your choice for your mobile computing needs.
We hope you will be happy with your TravelMate as much as we
enjoyed making it for you.
Your guides
To help you use your TravelMate, we have designed a set of guides:
First off, the Just for Starters... poster helps you get
started with setting up your computer.
This User’s guide introduces you to the many ways your
computer can help you be more productive. This guide
provides clear and concise information about the computer,
so read it thoroughly.
If you ever need to print out a copy, this User’s guide is also
available in PDF (Portable Document Format). Follow these
steps:
1 Click on Start, All Programs, AcerSystem.
2 Click on AcerSystem User’s guide.
Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
installed. For instructions on how to use Adobe Acrobat
Reader, access the Help menu.
For more information about our products, services, and support
information, please visit our Web site (www.acer.com).
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First things first
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Basic care and tips for using your computer
Turning your computer on and off
To turn on the computer, simply press the power button on the left of
the launch keys found above your TravelMate’s standard keyboard. See
“Front open view” on page 3 for the location of the power button.
To turn the power off, do any of the following:
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Use the Windows shutdown command
For Windows 2000: Click on Start, Shut Down..., and select Shut
down; then click on OK.
- or For Windows XP: Click on Start, Turn off Computer; then click
Turn Off.
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Use the power button
Note: You can also use the power button to perform power
management functions. See Windows help for more information.
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Use the customized functions for power management
You can also shut down the computer by closing the display cover,
or by pressing the sleep hot key (Fn-F4). See the online guide for
details.
Note: If you cannot power off the computer normally, press and
hold the power button for more than four seconds to shut down
the computer. If you turn off the computer and want to turn it on
again, wait at least two seconds before powering up.
Taking care of your computer
Your computer will serve you well if you take care of it.
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Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it
near sources of heat, such as a radiator.
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Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0ºC (32ºF) or
above 50ºC (122ºF).
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Do not subject the computer to magnetic fields.
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Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture.
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Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer.
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Do not subject the computer to heavy shock and vibration.
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Do not expose the computer to dust and dirt.
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Never place objects on top of the computer to avoid damaging the
computer.
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Do not slam the computer display when you close it.
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Never place the computer on uneven surfaces.
Taking care of your AC 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 personal
traffic.
•
When unplugging the power cord, do not pull on the cord itself
but pull on the plug.
•
The total ampere ratings of the equipment plugged in should not
exceed the ampere rating of the cord if you are using an extension
cord. Also, the total current rating of all equipment plugged into
a single wall outlet should not exceed the fuse rating.
Taking care of your battery pack
Here are some ways to take care of your battery pack:
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Use only batteries of the same kind as replacements. Turn the
power off before removing or replacing batteries.
•
Do not tamper with batteries. Keep them away from children.
•
Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if
at all possible.
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Cleaning and servicing
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When cleaning the computer, follow these steps:
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Power off the computer and remove the battery pack.
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Disconnect the AC adapter.
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Use a soft cloth moistened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners.
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To clean the display screen, use an LCD cleaning kit.
If any of the following occurs:
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The computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged.
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Liquid has been spilled into the product.
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The computer does not operate normally.
Please refer to "Troubleshooting my computer" on page 47.
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A TravelMate tour
Front open view
Front view
Left view
Right view
Rear view
Bottom view
Features
Indicators
Using the keyboard
Special keys
Launch Keys
Touchpad
Touchpad basics
Storage
Hard disk
IEEE 1394 Optical drive
Using software
Audio
Adjusting the volume
Power management
Moving around with your TravelMate
Disconnecting from the desktop
Moving around
Taking the computer home
Traveling with the computer
Traveling internationally with the computer
Securing your computer
Using a computer security lock
Using passwords
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Expanding through options
Connectivity options
Upgrade options
Using system utilities
Notebook Manager
Launch Manager
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Contents
First things first
Your guides
Basic care and tips for using your computer
BIOS Utility
Disk to Disk Recovery
3 Troubleshooting my computer
Frequently-asked questions
Troubleshooting tips
Error messages
Requesting service
International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
Before you call
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Appendix A Specifications
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Appendix B Notices
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Index
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TravelMate
Your TravelMate computer combines highperformance, versatility, power management
features and multimedia capabilities with a
unique style and ergonomic design. Work with
unmatched productivity and reliability with
your new power computing partner.
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After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for
Starters... poster, let us show you around your new TravelMate
computer.
Front open view
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Item
Description
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Display screen
Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display),
displays computer output.
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Item
Description
2
Status indicators
LEDs (light-emitting diode) that turn on and
off to show the status of the computer, its
functions and components.
3
Power button
Turns on the computer.
4
Launch keys
Two special keys for frequently used
programs. See “Launch Keys” on page 21 for
more details.
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Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands
when you use the computer.
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Click buttons
The left and right buttons function like the
left and right mouse buttons; the center
button serves as a 4-way scroll button.
(left, center and
right)
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Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which
functions like a computer mouse.
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Keyboard
Inputs data into your computer.
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Stereo speaker
Outputs sound.
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Front view
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Item
Description
1
Infrared port
Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g.,
infrared printer, IR-aware computer).
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Latch
Latch for opening and closing the computer.
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3-in-1 card reader1
Reads cards from Memory Stick, MultiMedia,
and Secure Digital cards.
Notes:
1.Three-in-one card reader is a manufacturing option, subject to
configuration. Only one card can operate at any given time.
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Left view
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Item
Description
1
Modem port
Connects to a phone line.
2
Ethernet port
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100based network.
3
DC-in jack
Connects the AC adapter.
4
USB 2.0 port
Connects to Universal Serial Bus
devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB
camera).
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IEEE 1394 port
Connects to IEEE 1394 devices.
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Headphone/ Speaker/ Lineout jack
Connects to headphones or other
line-out audio devices (speaker).
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Item
Description
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Microphone/line-in jack
Accepts input from external
microphones, or other audio line-in
devices (e.g. audio CD player, stereo
walkman and etc.)
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PC Card slot
Accepts one Type II 16-bit PC Card or
32-bit CardBus PC Card.
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Eject button
Ejects the PC Card from the slot.
Right view
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Item
Description
1
HDD
Houses the computer’s hard disk.
2
USB 2.0 ports
Connects to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g.,
USB mouse, USB camera).
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Item
Description
3
Vantilation Slot
Enables the computer to stay cool, even after
prolonged use.
4
Security keylock
Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
Rear view
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Item
Description
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External display
port
Connects to a display device (e.g., external
monitor, LCD projector) and displays up to
16.7 million colors with 1024x768 pixel
resolution.
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Bottom view
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Item
Description
1
RAM slot
The slot that houses the computer's main
memory.
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Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
3
Battery release latch
Unlatches the battery to remove the
battery pack.
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Vantilation Slot
Enables the computer to stay cool, even
after prolonged use.
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Features
Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features:
Performance
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Intel® Pentium® M Processor at 1.3 ~1.7 GHz or higher
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Intel 855GM chipset
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Memory upgradeable up to 2 GB with 2 slots
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High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
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Li-ion main battery pack
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Power management system with ACPI (Advanced Configuration
Power Interface)
Display
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Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) displaying 32bit high color up to 1024 x 768 eXtended Graphics Array (XGA)
resolution
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3D graphics engine
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Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support
Multimedia
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16-bit high-fidelity AC’97 stereo audio
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Built-in speaker
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High-speed fax/data modem port
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Ethernet/Fast Ethernet port
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Fast infrared wireless communication
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Two USB 2.0 ports
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IEEE 1394 port
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InviLink 802.11b or 802.11 a/g wireless LAN (manufacturing
optional)
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SD/MMC/MS memory slot (manufacturing optional)
Human-centric design and ergonomics
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Internet 4-way scroll button
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Sleek, smooth and stylish design
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Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device
Expansion
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One Type II CardBus PC Card slot
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Upgradeable memory
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Indicators
The computer has seven easy-to-read status indicators on the display
screen and three on the LCD panel.
The Wireless, Power and Sleep status indicators are visible even when
the display is closed.
Icon
Function
Description
Wireless
Orange indicates that wireless LAN is enabled.
Power
Lights green when the power is on and
standby mode.
Sleep
Lights when the computer enters Standby
mode and blinks when it enters into or
resumes from hibernation mode.
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Function
Description
Media Activity
Lights when the floppy drive, hard disk or
optical drive is active.
Battery Charge
Lights when the battery is being charged.
Caps Lock
Lights when Caps Lock is activated.
Num Lock
Lights when Num Lock is activated.
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Using the keyboard
The full-sized keyboard includes an embedded numeric keypad,
separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and twelve function keys.
Special keys
Lock keys
The keyboard has four lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
Lock key
Description
Caps Lock
When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in
uppercase.
Num Lock
(Fn-F11)
When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric
mode. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the
arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /). Use this mode when you
need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution
would be to connect an external keypad.
Scroll Lock
(Fn-F12)
When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down
when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively. Scroll
Lock does not work with some applications.
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The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric
keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right
corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control
key symbols are not printed on the keys.
Desired access
Num lock on
Num lock off
Number keys on
embedded keypad
Type numbers in a normal
manner.
Cursor-control keys
on embedded
keypad
Hold Shift while using
cursor-control keys.
Hold Fn while using
cursor-control keys.
Main keyboard keys
Hold Fn while typing letters
on embedded keypad.
Type the letters in a
normal manner.
Note: If an external keyboard or keypad is connected to the
computer, the Num Lock feature automatically shifts from the
internal keyboard to the external keyboard or keypad.
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Windows keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Key
Description
Windows logo
key
Start button. Combinations with this key perform
shortcut functions. Below are a few examples:
+ Tab (Activates next taskbar button)
+ E (Explores My Computer)
+ F (Finds Document)
+ M (Minimizes All)
Shift +
+ M (Undoes Minimize All)
+ R (Displays the Run... dialog box)
Application key
Opens a context menu (same as a right-click).
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The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of
the computer’s controls like screen brightness, volume output and the
BIOS Utility.
To activate a keyboard hot key, press and hold the Fn key before
pressing the other key(s) in the hot key combination.
Hot key
Icon
Function
Description
Fn-F1
Hot key help
Displays help on hot keys.
Fn-F2
Setup
Accesses the computer’s
configuration utility.
Fn-F3
Power
Management
Scheme Toggle
Switches the power
management scheme used by
the computer (function
available if supported by
operating system). See
“Power management” on
page 27.
Fn-F4
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep
mode, which can be defined.
See “Power management” on
page 27.
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Icon
Function
Description
Fn-F5
Display toggle
Switches display output
between the display screen,
external monitor (if
connected) and both the
display screen and external
monitor.
Fn-F6
Screen blank
Turns the display screen
backlight off to save power;
press any key to resume.
Fn-F7
Touchpad Toggle
Turns the internal touchpad
on and off.
Fn-F8
Speaker on/off
Turns the speaker on and off.
Fn-→
Brightness up
Increases the screen
brightness.
Fn-←
Brightness up
Decreases the screen
brightness.
Fn-↑
Volume up
Increases the speaker volume.
Fn-↓
Volume down
Decreases the speaker
volume.
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If your keyboard layout is set to United States-International or United
Kingdom or if you have a keyboard with a European layout, you can
type the Euro symbol on your keyboard.
Note for US keyboard users: The keyboard layout is set when
you first set up Windows. For the Euro symbol to work, the
keyboard layout has to be set to United States-International.
To verify the keyboard type in Windows Millennium Edition and
Windows 2000, follow the steps below:
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Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel.
2
Double-click on Keyboard.
3
Click on the Language tab.
4
Verify that the keyboard layout used for "En English (United
States)" is set to United States-International.
If not, select and click on Properties; then select United StatesInternational and click on OK.
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Click on OK.
To verify the keyboard type in Windows XP, follow the steps below:
1
Click on Start, Control Panel.
2
Double-click on Regional and Language Options.
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Click on the Language tab and click on Details.
4
Verify that the keyboard layout used for "En English (United
States)" is set to United States-International.
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If not, select and click on ADD; then select United StatesInternational and click on OK.
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Click on OK.
To type the Euro symbol:
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Locate the Euro symbol on your keyboard.
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Open a text editor or word processor.
3
Hold Alt Gr and press the Euro symbol.
Note: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol.
Please refer to www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq12.htm for
more information.
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Located above the keyboard are six buttons. These keys are special
one-click buttons that perform special functions.
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Launch key
Default application
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Wireless
This button permits user Enabled/Disabled Wireless
LAN network.
2
P1
User-programmable
3
P2
User-programmable
4
P3
User-programmable
5
Web browser
Launch Internet Explorer (or user-defined program)
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Mail
Launch Outlook Express (or user-defined program)
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Touchpad
The built-in touchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its
surface. This means the cursor responds as you move your finger on the
surface of the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest provides
optimum comfort and support.
Touchpad basics
The following items teach you how to use the touchpad:
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Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor.
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Press the left(1) and right(3) buttons located on the edge of the
touchpad to do selection and execution functions. These two
buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse.
Tapping on the touchpad produces similar results.
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Use the 4-way scroll (2) button (top/bottom/left and right) to scroll
a page up, down, left or right. This button mimics your cursor
pressing on the vertical and horizontal scroll bards of Windows
applications.
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Center
buttons
Left button
Execute
Click twice
quickly
Tap twice (at the
same speed as
double-clicking a
mouse button)
Select
Click once
Tap once
Drag
Click and
hold, then
use finger to
drag the
cursor on the
touchpad
Tap twice (at the
same speed as
double-clicking a
mouse button) then
hold finger to the
touchpad on the
second tap and drag
the cursor
Access
context
menu
Scroll
Tap
Click
once
Click
and
hold the
up/
down/
left/
right
Note: A.Keep your fingers dry and clean when using the
touchpad. Also keep the touchpad dry and clean. The touchpad is
sensitive to finger movements. Hence, the lighter the touch, the
better the response. Tapping harder will not increase the
touchpad’s responsiveness. B.When using an external USB mouse,
you can press Fn-F7 to disable the touchpad.
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Right
button
Function
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Storage
This computer supplies you with the following media storage:
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High-capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk
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IEEE 1394 Optical (CD, DVD, DVD/CD-RW combo, or DVD-Dual)
drive
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USB Floppy drive
Hard disk
The high-capacity hard disk is the answer to your storage needs. This is
where your programs and data are stored.
IEEE 1394 Optical drive
Your computer comes equipped with an optical drive which may be
one of the following:
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CD-ROM drive
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DVD-ROM drive
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DVD/CD-RW drive
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DVD-Dual drive
Ejecting the IEEE 1394 optical (CD or DVD) drive tray
To eject the optical drive tray when the computer is turned on, press
the drive eject button.
When the power is off, you can eject the drive tray using the
emergency eject hole. See page 50.
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Playing DVD movies
When the DVD-ROM drive module is installed, you can play DVD
movies on your computer.
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Eject the DVD tray and insert a DVD movie disc; then close the DVD
tray.
Important! When you launch the DVD player for the first time,
the program asks you to input the region code. DVD discs are
divided into 6 regions. Once your DVD drive is set to a region
code, it will play DVD discs of that region only. You can set the
region code a maximum of five times (including the first time),
after which the last region code set will remain permanent.
Recovering your hard disk does not reset the number of times the
region code has been set. Refer to the table below for DVD movie
region code information.
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The DVD movie will automatically play after a few seconds.
Region code
Country or region
1
U.S.A., Canada
2
Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Japan
3
Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Korea (South)
4
Latin America, Australia, New Zealand
5
Former U.S.S.R., parts of Africa, India
6
People's Republic of China
Note: To change the region code, insert a DVD movie of a
different region into the DVD-ROM drive. Please refer to the
online help for more information.
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Audio
The computer comes with 16-bit high-fidelity AC’97 stereo audio, and
stereo speaker.
Adjusting the volume
Adjusting the volume on the computer is as easy as pressing some
buttons. See “Keyboard Hot keys” on page 17 for more informations
on adjusting the speaker volume.
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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, floppy drive, hard
disk, peripherals connected to the serial and parallel ports, and video
memory. If no activity is detected for a period of time (called an
inactivity timeout), the computer stops some or all of these devices in
order to conserve energy.
This computer employs a power management scheme that supports
ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface), which allows for
maximum power conservation and maximum performance at the same
time. Windows handles all power-saving chores for your computer.
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Moving around with your TravelMate
This section gives you tips and hints to consider when moving around
or traveling with your computer.
Disconnecting from the desktop
Follow these steps to disconnect your computer from external
accessories:
1
Save your work in progress.
2
Remove any media, diskette or compact disc, from the drive(s).
3
Shut down the computer.
4
Close the display cover.
5
Disconnect the cord from the AC adapter.
6
Disconnect the keyboard, pointing device, printer, external
monitor, and other external devices.
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Disconnect the Kensington lock if you are using one to secure the
computer.
Moving around
“when you are just moving within short distances, for example, from
your office desk to a meeting room”
Preparing the computer
Before moving the computer, close and latch the display cover to place
it in Sleep mode. You can now safely take the computer anywhere you
go within the building. To bring the computer out of Sleep mode,
open the display; then press and release the power button.
If you are taking the computer to a client's office or a different
building, you may choose to shut down the computer:
1
Click on Start, Shut Down... or Turn off Computer (Windows XP).
2
Select Shut down and click on OK, or select Turn Off (Windows XP).
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When you are ready to use the computer again, unlatch and open the
display; then press and release the power button.
Note: If the sleep indicator is off, the computer has entered
Hibernation mode and turned off. If the power indicator is off but
the sleep indicator is on, the computer has entered Sleep mode. In
both cases, press and release the power button to turn the
computer back on. Note that the computer may enter Hibernation
mode after it is in Sleep mode for a period of time.
What to bring to short meetings
A fully charged battery runs the computer for about 2.5 hours (with 4cell battery pack), or 4.5 hours (with 6-cell battery pack). If your
meeting is shorter than that, you probably do not need to bring
anything with you other than the computer.
What to bring to long meetings
If your meeting will last longer than 2.5 hours (with 4-cell battery pack)
or 4.5 hours (with 6-cell battery pack), 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 if you have removed all media, diskettes and compact discs,
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and latch the display.
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from the drive(s). Failure to remove the media can damage the
drive head.
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Pack the computer in a protective case that can prevent the
computer from sliding around and cushion it if it should fall.
Caution: Avoid packing items next to the top cover of the
computer. Pressure against the top cover can damage the screen
What to bring with you
Unless you already have some items at home, bring the following items
with you:
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AC adapter and power cord
•
The printed user’s guide
Special considerations
Follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling to
and from work:
•
Minimize the effect of temperature changes by keeping the
computer with you.
•
If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot
bring the computer with you, leave the computer in the trunk of
the car to avoid exposing the computer to excessive heat.
•
Changes in temperature and humidity can cause condensation.
Allow the computer to return to room temperature, and inspect
the screen for condensation before turning on the computer. If the
temperature change is greater than 18°F (10°C), allow the
computer to come to room temperature slowly. If possible, leave
the computer for 30 minutes in an environment with a
temperature between outside and room temperature.
Setting up a home office
If you frequently work on your computer at home, you may want to
purchase a second AC adapter for use at home. With a second AC
adapter, you can avoid transporting the extra weight to and from
home.
If you use your computer at home for significant periods of time, you
might also want to add an external keyboard, monitor, or mouse.
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“when you are moving within a larger distance, for instance, from your
office building to a client’s office building or traveling locally”
Preparing the computer
Prepare the computer as if you were taking it home. Make sure that
the battery in the computer is charged. Airport security may require
you to turn on your computer when bringing it into the gate area.
What to bring with you
Bring the following items with you:
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AC adapter
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Spare, fully-charged battery pack(s)
•
Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer
Special considerations
In addition to the guidelines for taking the computer home, follow
these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling:
•
Always take the computer as carry-on luggage.
•
If possible, have the computer inspected by hand. Airport security
X-ray machines are safe, but do not put the computer through a
metal detector.
•
Avoid exposing floppy disks to hand-held metal detectors.
Traveling internationally with the computer
“when you are moving from country to country”
Preparing the computer
Prepare the computer as you would normally prepare it for traveling.
What to bring with you
Bring the following items with you:
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AC adapter
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Power cords that are appropriate for the country to which you are
traveling
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Spare, fully-charged battery packs
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IEEE 1394 optical drive module(s)
•
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.
•
If you are using the modem, check if the modem and connector is
compatible with the telecommunications system of the country
you are traveling in.
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Your computer is a valuable investment that you need to take care of.
Learn how to protect and take care of your computer.
Security features include hardware and software locks — a security
notch and passwords.
Using a computer security lock
A security keylock notch located on the rear of the computer lets you
connect a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.
Wrap a computer security lock cable around an immovable object such
as a table or locked drawer handle. Insert the lock into the notch and
turn the key to secure the lock. Some keyless models are also available.
Using passwords
Passwords protect your computer from unauthorized access. Setting
these passwords creates several different levels of protection for your
computer and data:
•
Supervisor Password prevents unauthorized entry into the BIOS
Utility. Once set, you must key-in this password to gain access to
the BIOS Utility. See “BIOS Utility” on page 45.
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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! If you forget your
password, please get in touch with your dealer or an authorized
service center.
Entering passwords
When a password is set, a password prompt appears in the center of
the display screen.
•
When the Supervisor Password is set, a prompt appears when you
press F2 to enter the BIOS Utility at boot-up.
•
Type the Supervisor Password and press Enter to access the BIOS
Utility. If you enter the password incorrectly, a warning message
appears. Try again and press Enter.
•
When the User Password is set and the Password on boot
parameter is enabled, a prompt appears at boot-up.
•
Type the User Password and press Enter to use the computer. If
you enter the password incorrectly, a warning message appears.
Try again and press Enter.
Important! You have three chances to enter a password. If you
fail to enter the password correctly after three tries, the system
halts. Press and hold the power button for four seconds to shut
down the computer. Then turn on the computer again, and try
again.
Setting passwords
You can set passwords using the BIOS Utility.
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computer
After learning the basics of your TravelMate
computer, let’s get acquainted with the
advanced features of your computer. In this
chapter, you will learn how to add options,
upgrade components for better performance,
and customize your computer.
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Your TravelMate offers you a complete mobile computing experience.
Connectivity options
Ports allow you to connect peripheral devices to your computer as you
would with a desktop PC. For instructions on how to connect different
external devices to the computer, see your online guide for more
details.
Fax/data modem
Your computer has a built-in V.90/92 56Kbps AC’97 Link fax/data
modem.
Warning! This modem port is not compatible with digital
phone lines. Plugging this modem into a digital phone line
will damage the modem.
To use the fax/data modem port, connect a phone cable from the
modem port to a telephone jack.
Start your communications software program.
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Built-in network feature
The built-in network feature allows you to connect your computer to
an Ethernet-based (10/100 Mbps) network.
To use the network feature, connect an Ethernet cable from the
network jack on the left of the computer to a network jack or hub on
your network.
Fast infrared
The computer’s fast infrared (FIR) port allows you to do wireless data
transfer with other IR-aware computers and peripherals such as PDAs
(personal digital assistants), mobile phones, and infrared printers. The
infrared port can transfer data at speeds of up to four megabits per
second (Mbps) at a distance of up to one meter.
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The Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) port is a high-speed serial bus which
allows you to connect and daisy-chain USB peripherals without taking
up precious system resources. Your computer has two ports available,
one on left and the other one on right.
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IEEE 1394 port
The computer's IEEE 1394 port allows you to connect to an IEEE 1394
supported devices like a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD/CD-RW Combo or
DVD-Dual drive.
PC Card slot
The type II CardBus PC Card slot found on the left side of the computer
accepts credit-card-sized cards that enhance the usability and
expandability of the computer. These cards should have a PC Card logo
on them.
PC Cards (formerly PCMCIA) are add-on cards for portable computers,
giving you expansion possibilities long afforded by desktop PCs.
Popular PC cards include flash, fax/data modem, LAN, wireless LAN and
SCSI cards. CardBus improves on the 16-bit PC card technology by
expanding the bandwidth to 32 bits.
Note: Refer to your card’s manual for details on how to install and
use the card and its functions.
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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 (a); then
press it again to eject the card (b).
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Upgrade options
Your computer delivers superior power and performance. However,
some users and the applications they use may demand more. This
computer allows you to upgrade key components when you need
increased performance.
Note: Contact your authorized dealer if you decide to perform a
key component upgrade.
Memory upgrade
Memory is expandable to 2 GB, employing 128/256/512/1024-MB
industry standard soDIMMs (Small Outline Dual Inline Memory
Modules). The computer supports DDR (Double Data Rate) SDRAM.
There are two memory slots on your computer, one of which is
occupied by standard memory. You can upgrade memory by installing
a memory module into the one available slot, or replacing the standard
memory with a higher-capacity memory module.
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Follow these steps to install memory:
1
Turn off the computer, unplug the AC adapter (if connected) and
remove the battery pack. Then turn the computer over to access its
base.
2
Remove the screws from the memory cover (a); then lift up and
remove the memory cover (b).
3
Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot (1), then gently
press it down (2) until it clicks into place.
4
Replace the memory cover and secure it with the screw.
5
Reinstall the battery pack, and reconnect the AC adapter.
6
Turn on the computer.
The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total
memory size.
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Using system utilities
Notebook Manager
The computer has a built-in system setup program called Notebook
Manager. The Windows-based Notebook Manager allows you to set
passwords, the startup sequence of the drives, and power
management settings. It also shows current hardware configurations.
To start the Notebook Manager, press Fn-F2 or follow these steps:
1
Click on Start, All Programs, then Notebook Manager.
2
Select the Notebook Manager application to run the program.
Click on Help for more information.
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Launch Manager allows you to set the two launch keys located above
the keyboard. See “Launch Keys” on page 21 for the location of the
launch key.
You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start,
All Programs, and then Launch Manager to start the application.
BIOS Utility
The BIOS Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your
computer’s BIOS (basic input/output system).
Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you
do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter
configuration problems, you may need to run it.
To activate the BIOS Utility, press F2 during the POST (power-on
self-test) while the TravelMate logo is being displayed.
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Disk to Disk Recovery
Disk to Disk Recovery allows you to restore the hard drive with the
original software content that was installed when you purchased your
notebook. Follow the steps below to access Disk to Disk Recovery.
It is important to back up all data files before you use this
option because your drive will be reformatted and all data will
be erased.
Restoring process:
1
Press F2 to enter BIOS setup during Power-On Self-Test (POST while
the TravelMate logo is being displayed).
2
Select “Advanced”.
3
Refer to the on-screen instruction to set the Boot From D2D mode
to “Enabled” and exit.
4
Promptly press F10 to enter on-screen instructions to continue the
process. After restarting your computer, the Windows installation
continues.
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computer
This chapter instructs you on how to deal with
common system problems. Read it before
calling a technician if a problem occurs.
Solutions to more serious problems require
opening up the computer. Do not attempt to
open the computer by yourself. Contact your
dealer or an authorized service center for
assistance.
Key link: www.acersupport.com
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The following is a list of possible situations that may arise during the
use of your computer. Easy answers and solutions are provided for
each one.
I pressed the power button and opened the display, but the
computer does not start or boot-up.
Look at the Power indicator:
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•
If it is not lit, no power is being applied to the computer. Check the
following:
•
If you are running on battery power, it may be low and unable
to power the computer. Connect the AC adapter to recharge
the battery pack.
•
Make sure that the AC adapter is plugged in properly to the
computer and to the power outlet.
If it is lit, check the following:
•
Is a non-bootable (non-system) diskette in the external USB
floppy drive? Remove or replace it with a system diskette 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, two things might
be the cause:
•
The brightness level might be too low. Press Fn-↑ (increase) to
adjust the brightness level.
•
The display device might be set to an external monitor. Press the
display toggle hot key Fn-F5 to toggle the display back to the
computer.
•
If the Sleep indicator is lit, the computer is in Sleep mode. Press
and release the power button to resume.
Image is not full-screen.
The computer display has a native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) for
the 12.1”. If you set the resolution lower than this, the screen expands
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to fill the computer display. Right-click on your Windows desktop and
select Properties to bring up the Display Properties dialog box. Then
click on the Settings tab to make sure that the resolution is set to the
appropriate resolution. Resolutions lower than the specified resolution
are not full-screen on the computer or on an external monitor.
No audio is heard from the computer.
Check the following:
•
The volume may be muted. In Windows, look at the volume
control (speaker) icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on
the icon and deselect the Mute option.
•
The volume level may be too low. In Windows, look at the volume
control icon on the taskbar. You can also use the volume control
buttons to adjust the volume. See “Keyboard Hot keys” on page
17 for more detail.
•
If headphones, earphones or external speaker are connected to
the line-out port on the computer’s left panel, the internal speaker
automatically turn off.
I want to eject the optical drive tray without turning on the power. I
cannot eject the optical drive tray.
There is a mechanical eject button on the optical drive. Simply insert
the tip of a pen or paperclip and push to eject the tray.
The keyboard does not respond.
Try attaching an external keyboard to the USB 2.0 connector on the
right or left of 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:
•
Make sure that the infrared ports of the two devices are facing
each other (+/- 15 degrees) a maximum of 1 meter apart.
•
Make sure there is a clear path between the two infrared ports.
Nothing should be blocking the ports.
•
Make sure you have the appropriate software running on both
devices (for file transfers) or you have the appropriate drivers (for
printing to an infrared printer).
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During the POST, press F2 to access the BIOS Utility and verify that
the infrared port is enabled.
•
Make sure both devices are IrDA-compliant.
The printer does not work.
Check the following:
•
Make sure that the printer is connected to a power outlet and that
it is turned on.
•
Make sure that the printer cable is connected securely to the
computer’s parallel port and the corresponding port on the
printer.
•
During POST, press F2 to access the BIOS Utility and verify that the
parallel port is enabled.
I want to set up my location to use the internal modem.
To properly use your communications software (e.g. HyperTerminal),
you need to set up your location:
1
Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel.
2
Double-click on Modems.
3
Click on Dialing Properties and begin setting up your location.
Refer to the Windows manual.
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Troubleshooting tips
This notebook computer incorporates an advanced design that delivers
onscreen error message reports to help you solve problems.
If the system reports an error message or an error symptom occurs, see
“Error messages” on page 53. If the problem cannot be resolved,
contact your dealer. See “Requesting service” on page 54.
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If you receive an error message, note the message and take the
corrective action. The following table lists the error messages in
alphabetical order together with the recommended course of action.
Error Messages
Corrective Action
CMOS Battery Bad
Contact your dealer or an authorized service
center.
CMOS Checksum Error
Contact your dealer or an authorized service
center.
Disk Boot Failure
Insert a system (bootable) diskette into the floppy
drive (A:), then press Enter to reboot.
Equipment
Configuration Error
Press F2 (during POST) to enter the BIOS Utility;
then press Esc 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 Esc in the BIOS Utility to reboot.
If you still encounter problems after going through the corrective
measures, please contact your dealer or an authorized service center
for assistance. Some problems may be solved using the BIOS Utility.
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Requesting service
International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
Your computer is backed by an International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
that gives you security and peace of mind when traveling. Our
worldwide network of service centers are there to give you a helping
hand.
An ITW passport comes with your computer. This passport contains all
you need to know about the ITW program. A list of available,
authorized service centers is in this handy booklet. Read this passport
thoroughly.
Always have your ITW passport on hand, especially when you travel to
receive the benefits from our support centers. Place your proof-ofpurchase in the flap located inside the front cover of the ITW passport.
If the country you are traveling in does not have an Acer-authorized
ITW service site, you can still get in contact with our offices worldwide.
Please consult www.acersupport.com.
Before you call
Please have the following information available when you call Acer for
online service, and please be at your computer when you call. With
your support, we can reduce the amount of time a call takes and help
solve your problems efficiently.
If there are error messages or beeps reported by your computer, write
them down as they appear on the screen (or the number and sequence
in the case of beeps).
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Name:________________________________________
Address:______________________________________
______________________________________________
Telephone number:____________________________
Machine and model type:_______________________
Serial number:_________________________________
Date of purchase:______________________________
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Appendix A
Specifications
This appendix lists the general specifications
of your computer.
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Intel® Pentium® M Processor with 1024 KB L2 cache
Memory
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Main memory expandable up to 2 GB
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Two DDR DIMM slots
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Support 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB & 1GB DDR SDRAM modules
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512 KB Flash ROM BIOS
Data storage
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One high-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
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One 5.25-inch internal hot-swappable optical drive
Display and video
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Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) displaying 32bit true color up to 1024 x 768 eXtended Graphics Array (XGA)
resolution
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Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support
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3D graphics engine
Audio
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16-bit AC’97 stereo audio
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Built-in speaker
Keyboard and pointing device
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84/85/88-key Windows keyboard
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Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device
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I/O ports
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One type II CardBus PC Card slot
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One RJ-45 jack (Ethernet 10/100)
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One RJ-11 phone jack (V.92)
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One DC-in jack for AC adapter
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One VGA port for external monitor
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One speaker/headphone-out jack (3.5mm mini jack)
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One microphone-in jack
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One IEEE 1394 port
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Two USB 2.0 ports
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One FIR port (IrDA)
Weight and dimensions
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1.70 kg (3.7 lbs) with 6-cell battery
1.55 kg (3.4 lbs) with 4-cell battery
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273 mm (W) x 231 mm (D) x 24 mm (H)
Environment
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Temperature
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Operating: 5°C ~ 35°C
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Non-operating: -20°C ~ 65°C
Humidity (non-condensing)
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Operating: 20% ~ 80% RH
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Non-operating: 20% ~ 80% RH
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ACPI support
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DMI 2.0-compliant
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Microsoft Windows operating system
Power
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•
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6-cell battery
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48.84 Wh Li-ion battery pack
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2.5-hour rapid charge/3.0-hour charge-in-use
4-cell battery
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26.64 Wh Li-ion battery pack
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1.5-hour rapid charge/2.5-hour charge-in-use
AC adapter
•
65-Watt
•
Auto sensing 90~264Vac, 47~63Hz
Options
•
128 MB/256 MB/512 MB/1GB memory upgrade modules
•
Additional Li-Ion battery pack
•
Additional AC adapter
•
USB Floppy drive
•
CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD/CD-RW combo, or DVD-Dual drive
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Appendix B
Notices
This appendix lists the general notices of your
computer.
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This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This device generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this device does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the device off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
•
Increase the separation between the device and receiver
•
Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help
Notice: Shielded cables
All connections to other computing devices must be made using shielded cables
to maintain compliance with FCC regulations.
Notice: Peripheral devices
Only peripherals (input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) certified to
comply with the Class B limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation
with non-certified peripherals is likely to result in interference to radio and TV
reception.
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could
void the user’s authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications
Commission, to operate this computer.
Use conditions
This part complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
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Appendix B Notices
Notice: Canadian users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Remarque à l’intention des utilisateurs canadiens
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respected toutes les exigences du
Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Modem notices
FCC
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. Located on the bottom
side of the modem is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC
Registration Number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this equipment.
Upon request, you must provide this information to your telephone company.
If your telephone equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the
telephone company may discontinue your service temporarily. If possible, they
will notify you in advance. But, if advance notice is not practical, you will be
notified as soon as possible. You will also be informed of your right to file a
complaint with the FCC.
Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment,
operations, or procedures that could affect the proper functioning of your
equipment. If they do, you will be notified in advance to give you an
opportunity to maintain uninterrupted telephone service.
If this equipment should fail to operate properly, disconnect the equipment
from the phone line to determine if it is causing the problem. If the problem is
with the equipment, discontinue use and contact your dealer or vendor.
TBR 21
This equipment has been approved [Council Decision 98/482/EC - “TBR 21”] for
pan-European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone
Network (PSTN). However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs
provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself, give an
unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN termination
point. In the event of problems, you should contact your equipment supplier in
the first instance.
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Read these instructions carefully. Save these instructions for future reference.
1
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
2
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
3
Do not use this product near water.
4
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product
may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
5
Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for
ventilation; to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it
from overheating, these openings must not be blocked or covered. The
openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa,
rug, or other similar surface. This product should never be placed near or
over a radiator or heat register, or in a built-in installation unless proper
ventilation is provided.
6
This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the
marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult
your dealer or local power company.
7
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this
product where persons will walk on the cord.
8
If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total
ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not
exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total
rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the fuse
rating.
9
Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as
they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could
result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the
product.
10 Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
11 Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
a
When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed
b
If liquid has been spilled into the product
c
If the product has been exposed to rain or water
d
If the product does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered
by the operating instructions since improper adjustment of other
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controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition.
e
If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged
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If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a
need for service.
12 Replace the battery with the same type as the product's battery we
recommend. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
13 Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not
disassemble or dispose of them in fire. Keep them away from children and
dispose of used batteries promptly.
14 Use only the proper type of power supply cord set (provided in your
accessories box) for this unit. It should be a detachable type: UL listed/CSA
certified, type SPT-2, rated 7A 125V minimum, VDE approved or its
equivalent. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6 meters).
Laser compliance statement
The CD 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
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The TravelMate 370 series uses the lithium battery, models BTP50T3, BTP-73E1 only.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with
the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if at all
possible.
ADVARSEL!
Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning
må kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Léver det brugte
batteri tilbage til leverandøren.
ADVARSEL
Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme
batteritype eller en tilsvarende type anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten.
Brukte batterier kasseres i henhold til fabrikantens instruksjoner.
VARNING
Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Anvãnd samma batterityp
eller en ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren.
Kassera anvãnt batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion.
VAROITUS
Päristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu. Vaihda paristo
ainoastaan laitevalmistajan suosittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty
paristo valmistajan ohjeiden mukaisesti.
VORSICHT!
Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie Ersatz
nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller empfohlenem
ähnlichen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach Angaben des
Herstellers.
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Lithium battery statement
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Appendix B Notices
LCD pixel statement
The LCD unit is produced with high-precision manufacturing
techniques. Nevertheless, some pixels may occasionally misfire or
appear as black or colored dots. This has no effect on the recorded
image and does not constitute a malfunction.
Macrovision copyright protection notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is
protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other
intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and
other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must
be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home
and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is
prohibited.
Apparatus Claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 4,631,603, 4,577,216, 4,819,098,
and 4,907,093 licensed for limited viewing uses only.
A-Tick notice
For safety reasons, only connect headsets with a telecommunications
compliance label. This includes customer equipment previously labelled
permitted or certified. The unit shall be connected to
Telecommunication Network through a line cord which meets the
requirements of ACA Technical Standard TS008. Australian approved
mains cord set shall be used with the equipment.
Note: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless
LAN and/or Bluetooth only.
Regulatory Information
The Wireless module must be installed and used in strict accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions. This device complies with the
following radio frequency and safety standards.
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•
This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
Europe - EU Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with the standards listed below, following the
provisions of the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC:
•
ETSI EN 301 489-1/17
•
ETSI EN 300 328-2
•
EN 300 328 V1.4.1.
USA - Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation of the
devices in an Wireless LAN System is subject to the following two
conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference.
•
This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
The radiated output power of the Wireless module is far below the FCC
radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Wireless module
shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact
during normal operation is minimized.
The transmitter and the antenna are permanently installed inside the
notebook, and are specific for this model (not for generic computer).
The antenna of this device is installed on the top of the LCD display.
For compliance with FCC radiation exposure limits. It should be
operated with a separation distance of 20cm or more between the
antenna and the body of the user, and the antenna should not be
operated next to a nearby person.
This equipment 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
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Canada - Industry Canada (IC)
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Appendix B Notices
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment 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
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of
the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution: To assure continued compliance, any changes or
modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment
(example - use only shielded interface cables when connecting to
computer or peripheral devices).
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.
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Index
connections
network
D
A
AC adapter
caring for v
AcerMedia drive 24
audio 26
adjusting the volume
troubleshooting 50
38
26
B
battery pack
caring for v
BIOS utility 45, 46
brightness
hotkeys 18
C
caps lock 14
on indicator 13
care
AC adapter v
battery pack v
computer iv
CD-ROM
ejecting 24
ejecting manually 50
troubleshooting 50
cleaning
computer vi
computer
bringing to meetings 29
caring for iv
cleaning vi
disconnecting 28
features 3, 10
indicators 12
keyboards 14
moving around 28
performance 10
security 33
setting up a home office 30
taking home 29
traveling internationally 31
traveling on local trips 31
troubleshooting 48
turning off iv
display
hotkeys 17, 18
troubleshooting 49
DVD 25
DVD movies
playing 25
E
error messages
Euro 19
53
F
FAQ. See frequently-asked questions
frequently-asked questions 49
front view 3
H
hard disk 24
help
online services
Hibernation mode
hotkey 17
hotkeys 17
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I
IEEE 1394 port 40
indicator lights 12
infrared 38
ITW. See warranty
K
keyboard 14
embedded numeric keypad
hotkeys 17
lock keys 14
troubleshooting 50
Windows keys 16
L
LEDs
12
M
memory
installing 43
upgrading 42
messages
15
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Index
error 53
modem 37
N
network 38
Notebook Manager 44
hotkey 17
notice
DVD copyright protection
num lock 14
on indicator 13
numeric keypad
num lock 15
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O
online services 54
options
memory upgrade
42
P
password 33
types 33
PC Card 40
ejecting 41
inserting 41
ports 37
POST (power-on self-test) 45
printer
troubleshooting 51
problems 49
CD-ROM 50
display 49
keyboard 50
printer 51
startup 49
troubleshooting 48
modem notices 66
scroll lock 14
on indicator 13
security
keylock 33
passwords 33
service
when to call vi
speaker
hotkey 18
troubleshooting 50
specifications 58
Standby mode
hotkey 17
status indicators 12
storage 24
AcerMedia drive 24
hard disk 24
support
information 54
T
touchpad 22
hotkey 18
using 22– 23
travel
international flights
local trips 31
troubleshooting 48
tips 52
31
U
universal serial bus
39
V
view
questions
setting location for modem use
51
left 5, 6
rear 8
right 7
volume
adjusting 26
S
W
safety
CD-ROM 68
FCC notice 65
general instructions
warranty
International Traveler’s Warranty 54
Windows keys 16
Q
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