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Aspire 5538 Series
Quick Guide
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Aspire 5538 Series Quick Guide
Original Issue: 06/2009
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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 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
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
1
Icon
Acer Crystal Eye
webcam
Web camera for video communication.
2
Microphone
Internal microphone for sound recording.
5
Icon
Item
Description
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
Touchpad toggle
Turns the internal touchpad on and off.
10
Communication
key
Enables / disables the WLAN function.
Backup key
Launches Acer Backup Management for
three-step data backup.
HDD
Indicates when the hard disk drive is
active.
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Eject button
Presses to eject the optical disk from the
drive.
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Speakers
Left and right speakers deliver stereo
audio output.
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
Function
Description
<Fn> + <F2>
Icon
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.
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Hotkey
Function
Description
<Fn> + <F5>
Icon
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.
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Icon
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Closed front view
Item
Description
1
Battery
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.
2
5-in-1 card reader
Accepts Secure Digital (SD),
MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick
(MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xDPicture Card (xD).
Note: Push to remove/install the card.
Only one card can operate at any given
time.
Rear view
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1
Icon
Item
Description
Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery
pack.
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Left view
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Icon
1
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).
HDMI port
Supports high definition digital video
connections.
5
USB 2.0 port
Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
6
Microphone-in jack
Accepts inputs from external
microphones.
4
HDMI
Headphones/speaker/ Connects to audio line-out devices
(e.g., speakers, headphones).
line-out jack with
S/PDIF support
9
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Icon
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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.
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Base view
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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.
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Operating
system
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Genuine Windows Vista®
Platform
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AMD Better By Design Program, featuring:
System memory
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AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor*
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AMD Athlon™ 64 processor*
AMD M780G Chipset
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Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/Draft-N*
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Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g*
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Dual-Channel SDRAM support
Display
•
16:9 aspect ratio
15.6" HD 1366 x 768
Graphics
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ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4330*
Audio
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S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for
digital speakers
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MS-Sound compatible
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Built-in microphone
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DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
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5-in-1 card reader
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WLAN:
Storage
subsystem
Communication
Privacy control
Dimensions
and weight
Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable
to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules*
ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics*
High-definition audio support
2.5" hard disk drive
Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam
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Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/Draft-N*
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Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g*
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WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.1+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)*
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LAN: Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready
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Kensington lock slot
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2.4 kg (5.3 lbs.) with 6-cell battery pack
BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords
380 (W) x 259 (D) x 26.4/30.8 (H) mm
(14.82 x 10.1 x 1.02/1.2 inches)
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Specifications
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Power
subsystem
Special keys
and controls
I/O interface
Environment
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ACPI 3.0
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48.84 W 4400 mAh
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3-pin 65 W AC adapter
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ENERGY STAR®*
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Touchpad pointing device
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USB 2.0 port
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HDMI™ port with HDCP support
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External display (VGA) port
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Headphones/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF
support
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Microphone-in jack
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Ethernet (RJ-45) port
•
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DC-in jack for AC adapter
103-/104-/107-key keyboard
5-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
Temperature:
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•
•
Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C
Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C
Humidity (non-condensing):
•
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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.
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