Acer 5515 Series Laptop User Manual

Aspire 5515 Series
Quick Guide
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Aspire 5515 Series Quick Guide
Original Issue: 12/2008
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First things first
We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for
meeting your mobile computing needs.
Your guides
To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides:
First off, the Just for Starters... poster helps you get started with setting up your
computer.
The Aspire Series Generic User Guide contains useful information applying to all
models in the Aspire product series. It covers basic topics such as Acer's
Empowering Technology, using the keyboard, audio, etc. Please understand
that due to its nature, the Generic User Guide as well as the AcerSystem User
Guide mentioned below will occasionally refer to functions or features which
are only contained in certain models of the series, but not necessarily in the
model you purchased. Such instances are marked in the text with language such
as "only for certain models".
The Quick 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 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 Guide.
Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Reader. If Adobe Reader is not
installed on your computer, clicking on AcerSystem User Guide will run the
Adobe Reader setup program first. Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the installation. For instructions on how to use Adobe Reader,
access the Help and Support menu.
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Your Acer notebook tour
After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster,
let us show you around your new Acer notebook.
Top view
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Item
Description
Integrated
webcam
Web camera for video communication.
(only for certain models)
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Icon
Item
Description
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Display screen
Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD),
displays computer output.
3
Power button
Turns the computer on and off.
4
Keyboard
For entering data into your computer.
5
Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands
when you use the computer.
6
Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which
functions like a computer mouse.
7
Click buttons (left
and right)
The left and right buttons function like the
left and right mouse buttons.
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Microphone
Internal microphone for sound recording.
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HDD
Indicates when the hard disk drive is active.
Caps Lock
Lights up when Caps Lock is activated.
Num Lock
Lights up when Num Lock is activated.
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Closed front view
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Item
Description
Speakers
Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio
output.
2
Latch
Locks and releases the lid.
3
Enables/disables the wireless LAN function.
Wireless LAN
communication Indicates the status of wireless LAN
communication.
button/
indicator
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Power1
Indicates the computer's power status.
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Battery1
Indicates the computer's batttery status.
1. Charging: The light shows amber when the
battery is charging.
2. Fully charged: The light shows green when in
AC mode.
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Microphone-in
jack
Accepts input from external microphones.
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Headphones/
speaker/lineout jack
Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g.,
speakers, headphones).
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Icon
1. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed
up.
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Icon
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Rear view
Item
Description
1
DC-in jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
2
External display
(VGA) port
Connects to a display device
(e.g., external monitor, LCD projector).
3
USB 2.0 port
Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse,
USB camera).
4
Ventilation slots
Enable the computer to stay cool, even after
prolonged use.
Left view
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1
Icon
Item
Description
Kensington lock slot Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
Note: Wrap the computer security lock
cable around an immovable object such
as a table or handle of a locked drawer.
Insert the lock into the notch and turn
the key to secure the lock. Some keyless
models are also available.
2
Ventilation slots
Enable the computer to stay cool, even
after prolonged use.
3
USB 2.0 port
Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
4
Ethernet (RJ-45) port Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based
network.
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Right view
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Item
Description
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Optical drive
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs
2
Optical disk
access indicator
Lights up when the optical drive is active.
3
Optical drive
eject button
Ejects the optical disk from the drive.
4
Emergency
eject hole
Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned
off.
Note: Insert a paper clip to the emergency eject hole to
eject the optical drive tray when the computer is off.
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Icon Item
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Base view
Description
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Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
2
Battery release latch
Releases the battery for removal.
3
Memory
compartment
Houses the computer's main memory.
4
Hard disk bay
Houses the computer's hard disk (secured
with screws).
5
Ventilation slots and
cooling fan
Enable the computer to stay cool, even after
prolonged use.
Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening
of the fan.
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Specifications
Operating
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Genuine Windows Vista®
Platform
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AMD Athlon 2650e* processor or higher
AMD RS690MC/SB600 Chipset
IEEE 802.11b/g
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15.4" WXGA 1280 x 800
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Two built-in stereo speakers
High-definition audio support
MS-Sound compatible
Built-in microphone
System memory
Display
Graphics
Storage
subsystem
Audio
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Communication
Dimensions
Privacy control
Power
subsystem
Special keys
and controls
I/O interface
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Dual-channel support
Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable
to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules
ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1200 Graphics
2.5" hard disk drive
Optical drive option:
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DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive*
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DVD/CD-RW combo drive*
Integrated webcam*
WLAN: IEEE 802.11b/g
LAN: Fast Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready
358 (W) x 269 (D) x 29.8/33.8(H) mm
(14.1 x 10.6 x 1.17/1.33 inches)
2.8 kg (6.18 lbs.) with 6 cell battery pack
BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords
Kensington lock slot
ACPI 3.0
48.8 W 4400 mAh
3-pin 65 W AC adapter
88-/89-key keyboard
Touchpad pointing device
USB 2.0 port
External display (VGA) port
Headphones/speaker/line-out jack
Microphone-in jack
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
DC-in jack for AC adapter
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Temperature:
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Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C
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Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C
Humidity (non-condensing):
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Operating: 20% to 80%
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Non-operating: 20% to 80%
Note: * Only for certain models.
Note: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The
exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.
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Environment