Aspire 5534 Series Quick Guide Copyright © 2009. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Aspire 5534 Series Quick Guide Original Issue: 08/2009 Aspire 5534 Series Notebook PC Model number: __________________________________ Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________ 3 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 Generic User Guide contains useful information applying to all models in the Aspire product series. It covers basic topics such as using the keyboard and 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 2 Click on AcerSystem User Guide. Start, All Programs, AcerSystem. 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. English 4 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 # 1 Icon Item Description Acer Crystal Eye webcam Web camera for video communication. (only for certain models) 5 Icon Item Description 2 Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. 3 Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output (Configuration may vary by models). 4 Power button / indicator Turns the computer on and off. / Indicates the computer's power status. 5 Keyboard For entering data into your 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. 8 Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. 9 Wireless LAN communication button/indicator Enables/disables the wireless LAN function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Touchpad toggle Turns the internal touchpad on and off. HDD Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. 10 Eject button Presses to eject the optical disk from the drive. 11 Speakers Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. English # English 6 Hotkeys The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness and volume output. To activate hotkeys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Hotkey Icon Function Description <Fn> + <F2> System property Starts System Property for displaying system information. <Fn> + <F3> Bluetooth Enables/disables the Bluetooth function. (only for certain models) <Fn> + <F4> Sleep Puts the computer in Sleep mode. <Fn> + <F5> Display toggle Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both. <Fn> + <F6> Screen blank Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return. <Fn> + <F8> Speaker toggle Turns the speakers on and off. <Fn> + < > Brightness up Increases the screen brightness. <Fn> + < > Brightness down Decreases the screen brightness. <Fn> + < > Volume up Increases the sound volume. <Fn> + < > Volume down Decreases the sound volume. 7 # Icon Item English Closed front view Description Indicates the computer's battery status. 1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light shows blue when in AC mode. 1 Battery 2 Multi-in-1 card reader Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xDPicture Card (xD). 1 Note: Push to remove/install the card. Only one card can operate at any given time. 1. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed up. Rear view # 1 Icon Item Description Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. English 8 Left view # 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 External display (VGA) port Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). 4 USB 2.0 port Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 5 Microphone-in jack Accepts inputs from external microphones. Headphones/speaker/ Connects to audio line-out devices line-out jack (e.g., speakers, headphones). 9 # Icon English Right view Item Description 1 Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs. 2 Optical disk access indicator Lights up when the optical drive is active. 3 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. 4 USB 2.0 port Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 5 Ethernet (RJ-45) port Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network. 6 DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter. English 10 Base view # Icon Item Description 1 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 2 Battery lock Locks the battery in position. 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. 6 Battery release latch Releases the battery for removal. 11 Operating system • Genuine Windows 7® Platform • • • • • AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor* AMD Athlon™ 64 single-core processor* AMD M780G Chipset Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/Draft-N* Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g* System memory • • Dual-channel support • • • • 15.6" HD 1366 x 768 Display Graphics Storage subsystem Audio • • • • • • Communication Dimensions Privacy control Power subsystem Special keys and controls • • • • • • • • • • • • • Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules 16:9 aspect ratio ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics 2.5" hard disk drive DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive Multi-in-1 card reader Two built-in stereo speakers High-definition audio support MS-Sound compatible Built-in microphone Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam* WLAN: • Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/Draft-N* • Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g* LAN: Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready 380 (W) x 259 (D) x 26.4/30.8 (H) mm (14.82 x 10.1 x 1.02/1.2 inches) 2.4 kg (5.3 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 ENERGY STAR®* 99-/100-/103-key keyboard Touchpad pointing device English Specifications English 12 I/O interface Environment • • • • • • • • • Multi-in-1 card reader (SD™, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD) 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 Temperature: • Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C • Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C Humidity (non-condensing): • • Operating: 20% to 80% Non-operating: 20% to 80% 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.