Acer 4150 Series Laptop User Manual

TravelMate 4150/4650 Series
User's Guide
Copyright © 2005. Acer Incorporated.
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TravelMate 4150/4650 Series User's Guide
Original Issue: February 2005
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First things first
We would like to thank you for making the TravelMate series of notebook
computers your choice for your mobile computing needs.
Your guides
To help you use your TravelMate, we have designed a set of guides:
First off, the Just for starters... poster helps you get started with setting up
your computer.
The printed User's Guide introduces you to the basic features and functions
of your new computer. For more on how your computer can help you to be
more productive, please refer to the AcerSystem User's Guide. This guide
contains detailed information on such subjects as system utilities, data
recovery, expansion options, and troubleshooting. In addition it contains
warranty information and the general regulations and safety notices for
your notebook. It is available in Portable Document Format (PDF) and comes
preloaded on your notebook. Follow these steps to access it:
1 Click on Start, All Programs, AcerSystem.
2 Click on AcerSystem User's Guide.
Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. If Adobe Acrobat
Reader is not installed on your computer, clicking on AcerSystem User's
Guide will run the Acrobat Reader setup program first. Follow the
instructions on the screen to complete the installation. For instructions on
how to use Adobe Acrobat Reader, access the Help and Support menu.
Basic care and tips for using your computer
Turning your computer on and off
To turn on the computer, simply press and release the power button below the
LCD screen beside the launch keys. See "Front view" on page 1 for the location
of the power button.
To turn the power off, do any of the following:
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Use the Windows shutdown command
Click on Start, Turn Off Computer; then click on Turn Off.
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Use the power button
Note: You can also use the power button to perform power management
functions. See "Moving around" on page 27 of the AcerSystem
User's Guide.
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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 "Moving around" on page 27 of
the AcerSystem User's Guide.
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 0º C (32º F) or above
50º C (122º F).
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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 and dirt.
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Never place objects on top of the computer.
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Do not slam the computer display when you close it.
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Never place the computer on uneven surfaces.
Taking care of your AC adaptor
Here are some ways to take care of your AC adaptor:
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Do not connect the adaptor to any other device.
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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.
•
Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if at
all possible.
Cleaning and servicing
When cleaning the computer, follow these steps:
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Power off the computer and remove the battery pack.
2
Disconnect the AC adaptor.
3
Use a soft, moist cloth. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
If either of the following occurs:
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the computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged.
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the computer does not operate normally.
Please refer to "Frequently asked questions" on page 21.
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 on wireless option
devices that are included in the user's manual of each RF option device.
An improper installation or unauthorized use may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. Also any tampering of the internal antenna will void
the FCC certification and your warranty.
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to
be operated indoors and installation outdoors is subject to licensing.
For more information about our products, services, and support information,
please visit our website: http://global.acer.com.
Contents
First things first
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 adaptor
Taking care of your battery pack
Cleaning and servicing
A TravelMate tour
Front view
Closed front view
Left view
Right view
Rear view
Bottom view
Specifications
Indicators
Launch keys
Touchpad
Touchpad basics
Using the keyboard
Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad
Windows keys
Hot keys
Special keys
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Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray 17
Using a computer security lock
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Audio
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Adjusting the volume
Using system utilities
Acer eManager
Launch Manager
Frequently asked questions
Requesting service
International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
Before you call
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Moving around with your notebook PC
Disconnecting from the desktop
Moving around
Preparing the computer
What to take to short meetings
What to bring to long meetings
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Taking the computer home
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Preparing the computer
What to take with you
Special considerations
Setting up a home office
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Traveling with the computer
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Preparing the computer
What to take with you
Special considerations
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Preparing the computer
What to bring with you
Special considerations
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Traveling internationally with the computer31
Securing your computer
Using a computer security lock
Using passwords
Entering passwords
Setting passwords
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Expanding through options
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Connectivity options
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Fax/Data modem
Built-in network feature
Fast Infrared
Universal Serial Bus
IEEE 1394 port
PC Card slot
BIOS utility
Boot sequence
Disk to disk recovery enable
Password
Using software
Playing DVD movies
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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
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After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters...
poster, let us show you around your new TravelMate computer.
Front view
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1
Item
Display screen
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3
4
Power button
Keyboard
Touchpad
5
Click buttons
(left, center and right)
6
Palmrest
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8
Microphone
Status indicators
Description
Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD),
displaying computer output.
Turns the computer on and off.
Inputs data into your computer.
Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions
like a computer mouse.
The left and right buttons function like the left
and right mouse buttons; the center button
serves as a 4-way scroll button.
Comfortable support area for your hands when
you use the computer.
Internal microphone for sound recording.
Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that turn on and
off to show the status of the computer's
functions and components.
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A TravelMate tour
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9
Item
Launch keys
Description
Buttons for launching frequently used
programs. See "Launch keys" on page 10 for
more details.
Closed front view
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Icon
4
Description
Left and right speakers deliver stereo
audio output.
Press to enable/disable Bluetooth function.
Bluetooth
communication button/ Lights to indicate the status of Bluetooth
communications (manufacturing option).
indicator
Press to enable/disable Wireless function.
Wireless
communication button/ Lights to indicate the status of wireless
LAN communications.
indicator
Power indicator
Lights when the computer is on.
5
Battery indicator
Lights when the battery is being charged.
6
Latch
Locks and releases the lid.
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3
Item
Speakers
Left view
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1
Icon
Item
Security keylock
Description
Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
2
Power jack
Connects to an AC adaptor.
3/5
USB 2.0 port
Connects to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).
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Icon
6
Item
Modem jack (RJ-11)
Description
Connects to a phone line.
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Speaker-out/line-out/ Connects to audio line-out devices
headphone jack
(e.g., speakers, headphones).
Line-in/mic-in jack
Accepts inputs from external microphones.
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Optical drive
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Optical drive eject
button
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs
depending on the optical drive type.
Ejects the optical drive tray from the drive.
Right view
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1
Icon
Item
Infrared port
2
Hard disk bay
3
PC Card slot eject
button
6-in-1 card reader
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5
PC Card slot
Description
Interfaces with infrared devices
(e.g., infrared printer and
IR-aware computer).
Houses the computer's hard disk
(secured by a screw).
Ejects the PC Card from the slot.
Accepts MS, MS PRO, MMC, SD,
SM, and xD-Picture cards.
Note: Only one card can operate
at any given time.
Connects to one Type II CardBus
PC Card.
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Rear view
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1
Item
IEEE 1394 port
Description
Connects to IEEE 1394 devices.
2
Network jack
3
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network (for selected models).
Connects to Acer ezDock.
124-pin Acer ezDock
connector (for
TravelMate 4650 Series)
DVI-D port (for
Supports digital video connections.
TravelMate 4650 Series)
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Icon
5
External display port
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S-video port
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USB 2.0 port
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Ventilation slots
Connects to a display device
(e.g., external monitor, LCD projector).
Connects to a television or display device
with S-video input.
Connects to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).
Enable the computer to stay cool, even
after prolonged use.
Bottom view
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Item
Memory compartment
Description
Houses the computer's main memory.
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Item
Hard disk bay
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Battery release latch
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5
Battery bay
Cooling fan
Description
Houses the computer's hard disk (secured
by a screw).
Unlatches the battery to remove the
battery pack.
Houses the computer's battery pack.
Helps keep the computer cool.
AcerMedia Bay
(for TravelMate 4650 Series)
AcerMedia Bay release latch
(for TravelMate 4650 Series)
Note: Do not cover or obstruct the
opening of the fan.
Houses an optical drive module or a
second battery pack.
Unlatches the AcerMedia module for
removal of module.
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Specifications
Operating system
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Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2) or
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (Service Pack 2)
Microprocessor
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Intel® Pentium® M processor 730/740/750/760/770 (2 MB L2 cache,
1.6/1.73/1.86/2.0/2.13 GHz, 533 MHz FSB)
Chipset
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Intel® 915GM/915PM Express chipset
Memory
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256 or 512 MB1 of DDR2 400/533 memory, upgradeable to 2 GB
using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support)
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512 KB flash ROM BIOS
Data storage
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One 40/60/80/100 GB and above PATA/100 hard disk (2.5", 9.5 mm)
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One internal optical drive (DVD-Dual double layer, DVD-Super
Multi double layer, or DVD/CD-RW combo drive), or
One 5.25-inch internal removable optical drive (AcerMedia Bay, for
TravelMate 4650 Series)
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6-in-1 card reader (MS/MS PRO/MMC/SD/SM/xD-Picture Card)
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Display and video
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Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) displaying at:
TravelMate 4150 Series: 15.0" XGA (1024 x 768)
TravelMate 4650 Series: 15.0" SXGA+ (1400 x1050)
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NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6600 graphics processing unit (GPU) with
64/128 MB of DDR VRAM (for TravelMate 4650 series), or
NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6200 graphics processing unit (GPU) with
TurboCache™ technology supporting 128 MB of video memory (for
TravelMate 4150 series), or
Intel® 915GM integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel® Graphics
Media Accelerator 900 and up to 128 MB of video memory,
supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 (for TravelMate 4650/
4150 series)
Note: NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6200 GPU with TurboCache™
technology combines the size and speed of the local frame
buffer and dynamically available system memory for optimal
system performance.
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Dual independent display support
Connectivity
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Integrated Ethernet connection (gigabit Ethernet for TravelMate
4650 Series; Fast Ethernet for TravelMate 4150 Series); Wake-onLAN ready
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56K ITU V.92 modem with PTT approval; Wake-on-Ring ready
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Four Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports
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Integrated Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection, dualmode 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Wireless LAN, supporting Acer
Signal Up wireless technology
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Integrated Bluetooth® support (manufacturing option)
Audio
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16-bit AC'97 stereo audio
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Dual speakers and one internal microphone
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Separate audio ports for headphone-out, and line-in/microphonein devices
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Acer FineTouch™ keyboard with a 5-degree curve, 88/89-key
Windows keyboard
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Ergonomically-centerd touchpad pointing device with 4-way
Internet scroll function
I/O ports
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One Type II PC Card slot
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One RJ-11 phone jack
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One RJ-45 network jack
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One DC-in jack (AC adaptor)
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One 124-pin Acer ezDock connector (for TravelMate 4650 Series)
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One external monitor port
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One speaker/headphone-out jack
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One DVI-D port
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One microphone/line-in jack
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One infrared (FIR) port
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One IEEE 1394 port
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One S-video/TV-out port
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Four USB 2.0 ports
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6-in-1 card reader (MS/MS PRO/MMC/SD/SM/xD-Picture Card)
Weight (with battery)
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6.26 lbs. (2.84 Kg)
Dimensions
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336.4 (W) x 284.5 (D) x 32.0/34.5 (H) mm
Environment
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Temperature:
Operating: 5°C - 35°C
Non-operating: -20°C - 65°C
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Humidity (non-condensing):
Operating: 20% - 80% RH
Non-operating: 20% - 80% RH
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Keyboard and pointing device
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System compliance
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ACPI 1.0b
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Mobile PC 2001
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DMI 2.0
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Wi-Fi®
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Cisco Compatible Extensions version 3 (CCX-V3)
Power
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Eight-cell (65 W 2200 mAh) Li-ion battery pack
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Three-pin 65 W AC adaptor
Options
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256 MB/512 MB/1 GB DDR2 533 MHz memory upgrade modules
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Additional 65 W AC adaptor
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Additional eight-cell Li-ion battery pack
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External USB floppy drive
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Second 6-cell battery pack (AcerMedia Bay, for TravelMate
4650 Series)
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DVD-Super Multi double layer drive (AcerMedia Bay, for
TravelMate 4650 Series)
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Acer ezDock (for TravelMate 4650 Series)
Note: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The
exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.
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The computer has three easy-to-read status icons on the upper-right
above the keyboard, and four indicators at 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 when Caps Lock is activated.
Num Lock
Lights when Num Lock is activated.
Media activity
Lights when the hard disk or optical drive
is active.
Bluetooth® indicator
Lights to indicate the status of Bluetooth®
communications.
Wireless indicator
Lights to indicate the status of wireless
LAN communications.
Power indicator
Lights when the computer is on.
Battery indicator
Lights when the battery is being charged.
1. Charging: the light shows amber when the battery is charging.
2. Fully charged: light shows green when in AC mode.
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Indicators
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Launch keys
Located at the upper-right above the keyboard are four buttons.
These buttons are called launch keys. They are designated as mail,
Web browser, Acer Empowering Key "
," and one userprogrammable button.
Press the Empowering Key "
" to run the Acer eManager. Please see
"Acer eManager" on page 19. The mail and Web browser are default
for Email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the
Web browser, mail and programmable keys, run the Acer Launch
Manager. See "Launch Manager" on page 20.
Launch key
Default application
Acer eManager (user-programmable)
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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 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 (2) to move the cursor.
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Press the left (1) and right (4) buttons located on the edge of 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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Touchpad
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Right
button (4)
Function
Left button (1)
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); hold
finger to 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 the up/
down/left/
right.
Note: Keep your fingers dry and clean when using the touchpad.
Also keep the touchpad dry and clean. The touchpad is sensitive to
finger movement, hence, the lighter the touch, the better the
response. Tapping harder will not increase the touchpad's
responsiveness.
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The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate
cursor keys, two Windows keys and twelve function keys.
Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
Lock key
Description
Caps Lock
When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are
in uppercase.
Num Lock
<Fn>+<F11>
When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric
mode. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the
arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /). Use this mode when you
need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution
would be to connect an external keypad.
Scroll Lock
<Fn>+<F12>
When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down
when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively.
Scroll Lock does not work with some applications.
The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric
keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right
corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control
key symbols are not printed on the keys.
Desired access
Num Lock on
Number keys on
embedded keypad
Type numbers in a normal
manner.
Cursor-control keys on Hold <Shift> while using
embedded keypad
cursor-control keys.
Main keyboard keys
Num Lock off
Hold <Fn> while using
cursor-control keys.
Hold <Fn> while typing
Type the letters in a
letters on embedded keypad. normal manner.
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Using the keyboard
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Windows keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Key
Description
Windows
key
Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on
the Windows Start button; it launches the Start menu.
It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety
of functions:
<
> + <Tab> Activates the next Taskbar button.
<
> + <E>
Opens the My Computer window.
<
> + <F1>
Opens Help and Support.
<
> + <F>
Opens the Find: All Files dialog box.
<
> + <M>
Minimises all windows.
<Shift> + <
(<
<
> + <M> Undoes the minimise all windows
> + <M>) action.
> + <R>
Opens the Run dialog box.
Application This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse
key
button; it opens the application's context menu.
Hot keys
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 hot keys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the
other key in the hot key combination.
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Function
Fn+F1
Hot key help Displays help on hot keys.
Fn+F2
Acer
eSettings
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Hot key Icon
Description
Launches the Acer eSettings in the eManager
set by the Acer Empowering Key "
"Acer eManager" on page 19.
." See
Fn+F3
Acer
ePowerManagement
Launches the Acer ePowerManagement in the
eManager set by the Acer Empowering Key
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 the display screen and external monitor.
Fn+F6
Screen blank Turns the display screen backlight off to save
power. Press any key to return.
Fn+F7
Touchpad
toggle
Turns the internal touchpad on and off.
Fn+F8
Speaker
toggle
Turns the speakers on and off.
Fn+↑
Volume up
Increases the sound volume.
Fn+↓
Volume
down
Decreases the sound volume.
Fn+→
Brightness
up
Increases the screen brightness.
Fn+←
Brightness
down
Decreases the screen brightness.
"
." See "Acer eManager" on page 19.
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Special keys
You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the uppercenter and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. To type:
The Euro symbol
1
Open a text editor or word processor.
2
Either directly press the Euro symbol at the bottom-right of the
keyboard, or hold <Alt Gr> and then press the Euro symbol at the
upper-center of the keyboard.
Note: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol.
Please refer to www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq12.htm for
more information.
The US dollar sign
1
Open a text editor or word processor.
2
Either directly press the dollar sign at the bottom-right of the
keyboard, or hold <Shift> and then press the dollar sign at the
upper-center of the keyboard.
Note: This function varies according to the language settings.
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To eject the optical drive tray when the computer is turned on, press
the drive eject button.
When the power is off, you can eject the drive tray using the
mechanical eject hole.
Using a computer security lock
A security keylock notch, located on the left hand side of the
computer, lets you connect a Kensington-compatible computer
security lock.
Wrap 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.
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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
dual stereo speakers.
Adjusting the volume
Adjusting the volume on the computer is as easy as pressing some
buttons. See "Hot keys" on page 14 for more information on adjusting
the speaker volume.
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Using system utilities
Acer eManager
Innovative Acer eManager software is designed for easy access to
frequently used functions. At the press of Acer Empowering Key "
the Acer eManager user interface appears, featuring four main
settings: Acer ePowerManagement, Acer ePresentation, Acer
eRecovery and Acer eSettings.
To set the Acer Empowering Key "
,"
," see "Launch keys" on page 10.
Acer ePowerManagement
allows power-on-demand intelligence for optimized
battery life.
Acer ePresentation
simplifies resolution settings when connecting to a projector.
Acer eRecovery
creates backups and recovers system configurations reliably.
Acer eSettings
makes managing system settings and security easy.
For more information, open Acer eManager, click on the appropriate
application and select the Help function.
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Launch Manager
Launch Manager allows you to set the four launch keys located above
the keyboard. "Launch keys" on page 10 for the location of the
launch keys.
You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start, All Programs,
and then Launch Manager to start the application.
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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:
•
•
If it is not lit, no power is being supplied 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 adaptor to recharge
the battery pack.
•
Make sure that the AC adaptor is properly plugged into the
computer and to the power outlet.
If it is lit, check the following:
•
Is a non-bootable (non-system) disk in the external USB floppy
drive? Remove or replace it with a system disk and press
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> to restart the system.
Nothing appears on the screen.
The computer's power management system automatically blanks the
screen to save power. Press any key to turn the display back on.
If pressing a key does not turn the display back on, three things might
be the cause:
•
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.
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Image is not full-screen.
Each computer display has a different native resolution depending on
the size of 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.
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 "Hot keys" on page 14 for
more detail.
•
If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to
the line-out port on the computer, the internal speakers
automatically turn off.
I want to eject the optical drive tray without turning on the
power. I cannot eject the optical drive tray.
There is a mechanical eject hole on the optical drive. Simply insert the
tip of a pen or paperclip and push to eject the tray.
The keyboard does not respond.
Try attaching an external keyboard to a USB 2.0 port on the computer.
If it works, contact your dealer or an authorized service center as the
internal keyboard cable may be loose.
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Check the following:
•
Make sure that the infrared ports of the two devices are facing
each other (+/- 15 degrees) a maximum of 1 metre apart.
•
Make sure there is a clear path between the two infrared ports.
Nothing should be blocking the ports.
•
Make sure you have the appropriate software running on both
devices (for file transfers) or you have the appropriate drivers (for
printing to an infrared printer).
•
During the POST, press <F2> to access the BIOS utility and verify
that the infrared port is enabled.
•
Make sure both devices are IrDA-compliant.
The printer does not work.
Check the following:
•
Make sure that the printer is connected to a power outlet and that
it is turned on.
•
Make sure that the printer cable is connected securely to the
computer's parallel port or a USB port and the corresponding port
on the printer.
I want to set up my location to use the internal modem.
To properly use your communication software (e.g. HyperTerminal),
you need to set up your location:
1
Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel.
2
Double-click on Modems.
3
Click on Dialing Properties and begin setting up your location.
Refer to the Windows manual.
Note: Please note, on first booting your notebook, that you can
skip the Internet Connection setup, as it is not necessary to affect
the installation of your overall Operating System. After the
Operating System is setup, you can proceed with the Internet
Connection setup.
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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 power-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 you use this option.
Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings.
1
Check to see if Acer disk-to-disk recovery is enabled or not.
2
Make sure the [D2D Recovery] setting in [Main] is [Enabled].
3
Exit the BIOS setup utility and save changes. The system
will reboot.
Note: To activate BIOS setup utility, press <F2> during POST.
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 screen instructions to perform system recovery.
Important: This feature occupies 2 to 3 GB in a hidden partition on
your hard drive.
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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 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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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, floppy disks or compact disks, from the
drive(s).
3
Shut down the computer.
4
Close the display cover.
5
Disconnect the cord from the AC adaptor.
6
Disconnect the keyboard, pointing device, printer, external
monitor, and other external devices.
7
Disconnect the Kensington lock if you are using one to secure
the computer.
Moving around
When you are just moving within short distances, for example, from
your office desk to a meeting room.
Preparing the computer
Before moving the computer, close and latch the display cover to place
it in Sleep mode. You can now safely take the computer anywhere you
go within the building. To bring the computer out of Sleep mode,
open the display; then press and release the power button.
If you are taking the computer to a client's office or a different
building, you may choose to shut down the computer:
Click on Start, Turn Off Computer; then click on Turn Off
(Windows® XP).
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you can put the computer in Sleep mode by pressing <Fn> + <F4>. Then
close and latch the display.
When you are ready to use the computer again, unlatch and open the
display; then press and release the power button.
Note: If the Sleep indicator is off, the computer has entered
Hibernation mode and is turned off. If the power indicator is off
but the Sleep indicator is on, the computer has entered Sleep
mode. In both cases, press and release the power button to turn
the computer back on. Note that the computer may enter
Hibernation mode after being in Sleep mode for a period of time.
What to take to short meetings
A fully charged battery runs the computer for about 2.5 hours. If your
meeting is shorter than that, you probably do not need to take
anything with you other than the computer.
What to bring to long meetings
If your meeting lasts longer than 2.5 hours, or if your battery is not
fully charged, you may want to take the AC adaptor with you to plug
in your computer while in the meeting room.
If the meeting room does not have an electrical outlet, reduce the
drain on the battery by putting the computer in Sleep mode. Press
<Fn> + <F4> or close the display cover whenever you are not actively
using the computer. To resume, open the display (if closed); then press
and release the power button.
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When you are moving from your office to your home or vice versa.
Preparing the computer
After disconnecting the computer from your desktop, follow these
steps to prepare the computer for the trip home:
•
Check if you have removed all media 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 already have some items at home, take the following items
with you:
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AC adaptor and power cord
•
The printed User's Guide
Special considerations
Follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling to
and from work:
•
Minimise 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 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.
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Setting up a home office
If you frequently work on your computer at home, you may want to
purchase a second AC adaptor for use at home. With a second AC
adaptor, you can avoid carrying the extra weight to and from home.
If you use your computer at home for significant periods of time, you
might also want to add an external keyboard, monitor, or mouse.
Traveling with the computer
When you are moving within a larger distance, for instance, from your
office building to a client's office building or traveling locally.
Preparing the computer
Prepare the computer as if you were taking it home. Make sure that
the battery in the computer is charged. Airport security may require
you to turn on your computer when carrying it into the gate area.
What to take with you
Take the following items with you:
•
AC adaptor
•
Spare, fully-charged battery pack(s)
•
Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer
Special considerations
In addition to the guidelines for taking the computer home, follow
these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling:
•
Always take the computer as carry-on luggage.
•
If possible, have the computer inspected by hand. Airport security
X-ray machines are safe, but do not put the computer through a
metal detector.
•
Avoid exposing floppy disks to hand-held metal detectors.
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When you are moving from country to country.
Preparing the computer
Prepare the computer as you would normally prepare it for traveling.
What to bring with you
Bring the following items with you:
•
AC adaptor
•
Power cords that are appropriate for the country to which you
are traveling
•
Spare, fully-charged battery packs
•
Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer
•
Proof of purchase, in case you need to show it to customs officials
•
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 adaptor power cord specifications are compatible. If
not, purchase a power cord that is compatible with the local AC
voltage. Do not use converter kits sold for appliances to power
the computer.
•
If you are using the modem, check if the modem and connector is
compatible with the telecommunications system of the country
you are traveling in.
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Securing your computer
Your computer is a valuable investment that you need to take care of.
Learn how to protect and take care of your computer.
Security features include hardware and software locks — a security
notch and passwords.
Using a computer security lock
A security keylock notch, located on the left hand side of the
computer, lets you connect a Kensington-compatible computer
security lock.
Wrap a computer security lock cable around an immovable object
such as a table or handle of a locked drawer. Insert the lock into the
notch and turn the key to secure the lock. Some keyless models are
also available.
Using passwords
Passwords protect your computer from unauthorized access. Setting
these passwords creates several different levels of protection for your
computer and data:
•
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 39.
•
User Password secures your computer against unauthorized use.
Combine the use of this password with password checkpoints on
boot-up and resume from hibernation for maximum security.
•
Password on Boot secures your computer against unauthorized
use. Combine the use of this password with password checkpoints
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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When a password is set, a password prompt appears in the center of
the display screen.
•
When the Supervisor Password is set, a prompt appears when you
press <F2> to enter the BIOS utility at boot-up.
•
Type the Supervisor Password and press <Enter> to access the BIOS
utility. If you enter the password incorrectly, a warning message
appears. Try again and press <Enter>.
•
When the User Password is set and the password on boot
parameter is enabled, a prompt appears at boot-up.
•
Type the User Password and press <Enter> to use the computer. If
you enter the password incorrectly, a warning message appears.
Try again and press <Enter>.
Important! You have three chances to enter a password. If you fail
to enter the password correctly after three tries, the system halts.
Press and hold the power button for four seconds to shut down
the computer. Then turn on the computer again, and try again.
Setting passwords
You can set passwords using the BIOS utility.
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Your notebook PC offers you a complete mobile computing
experience.
Connectivity options
Ports allow you to connect peripheral devices to your computer as you
would with a desktop PC. For instructions on how to connect different
external devices to the computer, read the following section.
Fax/Data modem
Your computer has a built-in V.92 56Kbps fax/data modem.
Warning! This modem port is not compatible with digital phone
lines. Plugging this modem into a digital phone line will damage
the modem.
To use the fax/data modem port, connect a phone cable from the
modem port to a telephone jack.
Warning: Please make sure that the cable you use is appropriate
for the country in which you are working.
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Built-in network feature
The built-in network feature allows you to connect your computer to
an Ethernet-based network.
To use the network feature, connect an Ethernet cable from the
network jack on the left hand side of the computer to a network jack
or hub on your network.
Fast Infrared
The computer's Fast Infrared (FIR) port allows you to do wireless data
transfer with other IR-aware computers and peripherals such as PDAs,
mobile phones, and infrared printers. The infrared port can transfer
data at speeds of up to 4 Mbps at a distance of up to one metre.
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The USB 2.0 port is a high-speed serial bus which allows you to connect
USB peripherals without taking up precious system resources.
IEEE 1394 port
The computer's IEEE 1394 port allows you to connect to an IEEE
1394-compatible device like a video camera or digital camera.
See your video or digital camera's documentation for details.
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PC Card slot
The Type II PC Card slot of the computer accepts PC Cards that enhance
the usability and expandability of the computer. These cards should
have a PC Card logo on them.
PC Cards (formerly PCMCIA) are add-on cards for portable computers,
giving you expansion possibilities long afforded by desktop PCs.
Popular PC Cards include flash, fax/data modem, 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.
Inserting a PC Card
Insert the card into the slot and make the proper connections
(e.g., network cable), if necessary. See your card manual for details.
Ejecting a PC Card
Before ejecting a PC Card:
1
Exit the application using the card.
2
Left-click on the PC Card icon on the taskbar and stop the
card operation.
3
Press the slot eject button to pop out the eject button; then press
it again to eject the card.
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Follow these steps to install memory:
1
Turn off the computer, unplug the AC adaptor (if connected) and
remove the battery pack. Then turn the computer over to access
its base.
2
Remove the screws from the memory cover; then lift up and
remove the memory cover.
3
(a) Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot, then (b)
gently press it down until it clicks into place.
4
Replace the memory cover and secure it with the screw.
5
Reinstall the battery pack, and reconnect the AC adaptor.
6
Turn on the computer.
The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total
memory size. Please consult a qualified technician or contact your local
Acer dealer.
BIOS utility
The BIOS utility is a hardware configuration program built into your
computer's BIOS.
Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you
do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter
configuration problems, you may need to run it.
To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during the POST; while the
notebook PC logo is being displayed.
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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.
Disk to disk recovery enable
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/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/F6 keys to enable this feature.
Using software
Playing DVD movies
When the DVD drive module is installed in the optical drive bay, you
can play DVD movies on your computer.
1
Eject the DVD tray and insert a DVD movie disk; then close the
DVD tray.
Important! When you launch the DVD player for the first time, the
program asks you to enter the region code. DVD disks are divided
into 6 regions. Once your DVD drive is set to a region code, it will
play DVD disks of that region only. You can set the region code a
maximum of five times (including the first time), after which the
last region code set will remain permanent. Recovering your hard
disk does not reset the number of times the region code has been
set. Refer to the table below for DVD movie region code
information.
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The DVD movie will automatically play after a few seconds.
Region code
Country or region
1
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 drive. Please refer to the online
help for more information.
Power management
This computer has a built-in power management unit that monitors
system activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or
more of the following devices: keyboard, mouse, floppy drive, hard
disk, peripherals connected to the serial and parallel ports, and video
memory. If no activity is detected for a period of time (called an
inactivity timeout), the computer stops some or all of these devices in
order to conserve energy.
This computer employs a power management scheme that supports
the advanced configuration and power interface (ACPI), which
allows for maximum power conservation and maximum performance
at the same time. Windows handles all power-saving chores for
your computer.
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Acer eRecovery
Acer eRecovery is a tool to quickly backup and restore the system. User
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
Users can create and save backup images to hard drive, CD, or DVD.
1
Boot to Windows® XP
2
Press <Alt>+<F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery settings and
click Next.
5
In the Recovery settings window, select Backup snapshot image
and click Next.
6
Select the backup method.
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a
Use Backup to HDD to store the backup disk image on
drive D:.
b
Backup to optical device to store the backup disk image on CD
or DVD.
After choosing the backup method, click Next.
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Restore from backup
Users can restore backup 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.
7
Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.
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Re-install bundled software without CD
Acer eRecovery stores pre-loaded software internally for easy driver
and application re-installation.
1
Boot to Windows® XP.
2
Press <Alt>+<F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.
3
Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.
4
In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery actions and
click Next.
5
In the Recovery settings window, select Reinstall applications/
drivers and click Next.
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.
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 by yourself. Contact your dealer or an
authorized service center for assistance.
Troubleshooting tips
This notebook computer incorporates an advanced design that delivers
onscreen error message reports to help you solve problems.
If the system reports an error message or an error symptom occurs, see
"Error messages" below. If the problem cannot be resolved, contact
your dealer. See "Requesting service"on page 25.
Error messages
If you receive an error message, note the message and take the
corrective action. The following table lists the error messages in
alphabetical order together with the recommended course of action.
Error messages
Corrective action
CMOS battery bad
Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.
CMOS checksum error
Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.
Disk boot failure
Insert a system (bootable) disk into the floppy drive
(A:), then press <Enter> to reboot.
Equipment
configuration error
Press <F2> (during POST) to enter the BIOS utility;
then press Exit in the BIOS utility to reboot.
Hard disk 0 error
Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.
Hard disk 0 extended
type error
Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.
I/O parity error
Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.
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Error messages
Corrective action
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.
If you still encounter problems after going through the corrective
measures, please contact your dealer or an authorized service center
for assistance. Some problems may be solved using the BIOS utility.
Energy Star Guidelines Compliance
As an Energy Star partner, Acer Inc. has determined that this product
meets the Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency.
FCC notice
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This device generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this device does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
device off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the device and receiver.
•
Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician
for help.
Notice: Shielded cables
All connections to other computing devices must be made using
shielded cables to maintain compliance with FCC regulations.
Notice: Peripheral devices
Only peripherals (input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.)
certified to comply with the Class B limits may be attached to this
equipment. Operation with non-certified peripherals is likely to result
in interference to radio and TV reception.
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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.
Notice: Canadian users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Remarque à l'intention des utilisateurs canadiens
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB003 du Canada.
Declaration of Conformity for EU countries
Hereby, Acer, declares that this notebook PC series is in compliance
with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of
Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please visit http://global.acer.com/products/
notebook/reg-nb/index.htm for complete documents.)
Compliant with Russian regulatory certification
Notice for USA
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. Located on the
modem is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC
Registration Number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this
equipment. Upon request, you must provide this information to your
telephone company.
If your telephone equipment causes harm to the telephone network,
the telephone company may discontinue your service temporarily. If
possible, they will notify you in advance. But, if advance notice is not
practical, you will be notified as soon as possible. You will also be
informed of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.
Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities,
equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the proper
functioning of your equipment. If they do, you will be notified in
advance to give you an opportunity to maintain uninterrupted
telephone service.
If this equipment should fail to operate properly, disconnect the
equipment from the phone line to determine if it is causing the
problem. If the problem is with the equipment, discontinue use and
contact your dealer or vendor.
Caution: To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger
UL Listed or CSA Certified Telecommunication Line Cord.
TBR 21
This equipment has been approved [Council Decision 98/482/EC - "TBR
21"] for single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone
Network (PSTN). However, due to differences between the individual
PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself,
give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN
termination point. In the event of problems, you should contact your
equipment supplier in the first instance.
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List of Applicable Countries
EU member states as of May 2004 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany,
Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,
Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom Estonia, Latvia,
Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia,
Cyprus and Malta. Usage allowed in the countries of European Union,
as well as Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein. This device
must be used in strict accordance with the regulations and constraints
in the country of use. For further information, please contact local
office in the country of use.
Notice for Australia
For safety reasons, only connect headsets with a telecommunications
compliance label. This includes customer equipment previously labelled
permitted or certified.
Notice for New Zealand
For modem with approval number PTC 211/03/008
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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
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.
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.
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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 damp cloth
for cleaning.
3
Do not use this product near water.
4
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The
product may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
5
Slots and openings are provided for ventilation; to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from overheating.
These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings
should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa,
rug, or other similar surface. This product should never be placed
near or over a radiator or heat register, or in a built-in installation
unless proper ventilation is provided.
6
This product should be operated from the type of power indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power
available, consult your dealer or local power company.
7
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate
this product where persons will walk on the cord.
8
If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the
total ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension
cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also,
make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the
wall outlet does not exceed the fuse rating.
9
Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet
slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out
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
adaptor only when the wall socket is properly grounded.
15 Use only the proper type of power supply cord set (provided in
your accessories box) for this unit. It should be a detachable type:
UL listed/CSA certified, type SPT-2, rated 7 A 125 V minimum,
VDE approved or its equivalent. Maximum length is 15 feet
(4.6 metres).
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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parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid
of any kind on the product.
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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.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is
protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights.
Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by
Macrovision, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses
only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering
or disassembly is prohibited.
U.S. Patent Nos. 4,631,603; 4,819,098; 4,907,093; 5,315,448; and
6,516,132.
Radio Device Regulatory Notice
Note: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless
LAN and/or Bluetooth only.
General
This product complies with the radio frequency and safety standards of
any country or region in which it has been approved for wireless use.
Depending on configurations, this product may or may not contain
wireless radio devices (such as wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth®
modules). Below information is for products with such devices.
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European Union (EU)
This device complies with the essential requirements of the European
Council Directives listed below:
73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive
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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
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 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:
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: Acer Wireless Mini PCI adaptor implements a transmission
diversity function. The function does not emit radio frequencies
simultaneously from both antennas. One of the antennas is
selected automatically or manually (by users) to ensure
goodquality radiocommunication.
2
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the
5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be
used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce
the potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile
Satellite systems.
3
High power radar are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 to 5.35
GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause
interference with and/or damage this device.
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.
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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.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The following local manufacturer/importer is responsible for
this declaration:
Product name:
Notebook personal computer
Model number:
DL00
Machine type:
TravelMate 415xxx and TravelMate 465xxx
SKU number:
TravelMate 415xxx and TravelMate 465xxx
("x" = 0 - 9, a - z, or A - Z)
Name of responsible party:
Acer America Corporation
Address of responsible party:
2641 Orchard Parkway, San Jose,
CA 95134, U.S.A.
Contact person:
Mr. Young Kim
Phone no.:
408-922-2909
Fax no.:
408-922-2606
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Declaration of Conformity
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Declaration of Conformity for CE Marking
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:
DL00
Machine type:
TravelMate 415xxx and TravelMate 465xxx
SKU number:
TravelMate 415xxx and TravelMate 465xxx
("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 that all the
necessary steps have been taken and are in force to assure that production units
of the same product will continue to comply with the requirements.
2005/01/19
Easy Lai / Director
Qualification Center
Product Assurance
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A
AC adapter
caring for ii
audio 18
adjusting the volume
troubleshooting 22
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network
18
B
battery pack
caring for iii
BIOS utility 39
brightness
hotkeys 15
C
caps lock 13
on indicator 9
care
AC adapter ii
battery pack iii
computer ii
CD-ROM
ejecting 17
ejecting manually 22
troubleshooting 22
cleaning
computer iii
computer
bringing to meetings 28
caring for ii
cleaning iii
disconnecting 27
features 1, 5
indicators 9
keyboards 13
moving around 27
on indicator 2, 9
security 32
setting up a home office 30
taking home 29
traveling internationally 31
traveling on local trips 30
turning off i
connections
display
hotkeys 15
troubleshooting
DVD 40
DVD movies
playing 40
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E
error messages
Euro 16
45
F
FAQ. See frequently-asked questions
frequently-asked questions 21
front view 2
H
Hibernation mode
hotkey 15
hotkeys 14
I
IEEE 1394 port 37
indicator lights 9
infrared 36
K
keyboard 13
embedded numeric keypad
hotkeys 14
lock keys 13
troubleshooting 22
Windows keys 14
L
LEDs 9
left view
2
M
media access
on indicator 9
memory
installing 39
messages
error 45
modem 35
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general instructions 52
modem notices 49
scroll lock 13
security
keylock 17, 32
passwords 32
speakers
hotkey 15
troubleshooting 22
status indicators 9
support
information 25
network 36
Notebook Manager
hotkey 15
num lock 13
on indicator 9
numeric keypad
embedded 13
num lock 13
P
password 32
types 32
PC Card 38
ejecting 38
inserting 38
ports 35
printer
troubleshooting
problems 21
CD-ROM 22
display 21
keyboard 22
printer 23
startup 21
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U
universal serial bus
V
Q
questions
setting location for modem use
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S
safety
CD or DVD
FCC notice
touchpad 11
hotkey 15
using 11– 12
travel
international flights
local trips 30
troubleshooting
tips 45
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view
front 2
left 2
volume
adjusting
18
W
Windows keys
14
37
31