Acer 5942 Laptop User Manual

Aspire 5942 Series
Quick Guide
© 2009. All Rights Reserved.
Aspire 5942 Series Quick Guide
Original Issue: 11/2009
Aspire 5942 Series Notebook PC
Model number: __________________________________
Serial number: ___________________________________
Date of purchase: ________________________________
Place of purchase: ________________________________
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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
1
Acer Crystal Eye
webcam
Web camera for video communication
(configuration may vary by model).
2
Display screen
Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD),
displays computer output (configuration
may vary by model).
3
Power button
Turns the computer on and off.
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Item
Description
Wireless LAN
communication
button/indicator
Enables/disables the wireless LAN function.
Indicates the status of wireless LAN
communication.
Bluetooth
communication
button/indicator
Enables/disables the Bluetooth function.
Indicates the status of Bluetooth
Backup key
Launches Acer Backup Management for
three-step data backup.
HDD1
Indicates when the hard disk drive is active.
Num Lock1
Lights up when Num Lock is activated.
Caps Lock1
Lights up when Caps Lock is activated.
Power1
Indicates the computer's power status.
Battery1
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.
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Keyboard
For entering data into your computer.
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Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which
functions like a computer mouse.
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Click buttons (left,
center and right)
The left and right buttons function like the
left and right mouse buttons. The center
button serves as Acer Bio Protection
fingerprint reader supporting Acer
FingerNav 4-way control function (only for
certain models).
10
Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands
when you use the computer.
9
Touchpad toggle
Turns the internal touchpad on and off.
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Microphone
Internal microphone for sound recording.
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Acer CineDash 2.0
media console
Capactive human interface featuring: Acer
Arcade, hold, volume wheel and media
controls.
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communication*.
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Item
Description
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Acer PowerSmart
key
Puts your computer into power-saving mode
(only for certain models).
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Speakers
Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio
output.
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Acer CineBoost
Color Engine key
Turns Acer CineBoost Color Engine on and
off.
Screen blank key
Turns the display screen backlight off to save
power. Press any key to return.
1. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed
up.
Hotkeys
The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the
computer's controls like screen brightness, 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
Properties
Starts System Properties for displaying
system information.
<Fn> + <F3>
Bluetooth
Enables/disables the Bluetooth
function*.
<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> + <F9>
Keyboard
backlight
toggle
Turns the keyboard backlight on or off.
<Fn> + < >
Brightness up
Increases the screen brightness.
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Function
Description
<Fn> + < >
Icon
Brightness
down
Decreases the screen brightness.
<Fn> + < >
Volume up
Increases the sound volume.
<Fn> + < >
Volume down
Decreases the sound volume.
Closed front view
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Item
Description
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Ventilation slots
Enable the computer to stay cool, even
after prolonged use.
Rear view
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Item
Description
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Ventilation slot
Enables the computer to stay cool, even after
prolonged use.
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Left view
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Item
Description
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Kensington lock slot
Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
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DC-in jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
3
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network.
4
External display
(VGA) port
Connects to a display device (e.g.,
external monitor, LCD projector).
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HDMI
HDMI port
Supports high definition digital video
connections.
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eSATA
eSATA port
Connects to external storage devices.
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USB 2.0 ports
Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB
mouse, USB camera).
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Line-in jack
Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio
CD player, stereo walkman, mp3 player).
Microphone-in jack
Accepts inputs from external
microphones.
Headphone/speaker/
line-out jack with
S/PDIF support
Connects to audio line-out devices
(e.g., speakers, headphones).
ExpressCard/54 slot
Accepts one Express/54 module (for
selected models).
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Right view
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Item
Description
Multi-in-1 card
reader
Accepts Secure Digital (SD),
MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory
Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS
PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD).
Note: Push to remove/install the card.
Only one card can operate at any
given time.
2
4-pin IEEE 1394 port Connects to IEEE 1394 devices (only
for certain models).
3
Optical drive
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or
DVDs.
4
Optical disk access
indicator
Lights up when the optical drive is
active.
5
Optical drive eject
button
Ejects the optical disk from the drive.
6
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.
7
USB 2.0 port
Connects to USB 2.0 devices
(e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).
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RF-in port
Accepts input signals from digital TVtuner devices (only for certain
models).
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Base view
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Description
Hard disk bay
Houses the computer's hard disk
(secured with screws).
Memory compartment
Houses the computer's main memory.
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Battery lock
Locks the battery in position.
3
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.
4
Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
5
Battery release latch
Releases the battery for removal.
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Operating
system
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Genuine Windows® 7
CPU/chipset
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Intel® Core i7*
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Intel® Core i5*
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Intel® Core i3*
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Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset
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Up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable
System memory
Dual-channel SDRAM support
to 8 GB using two soDIMM modules*
Display
Graphics
Audio
Storage
subsystem
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15.6" HD 1366 x 768
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16:9 aspect ratio
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Acer CineBoost Color Engine
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ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650*
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ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470*
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ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5165*
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Dolby®-optimized surround sound system with two
built-in stereo speakers
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Optimized 3rd Generation Dolby Home Theatre®
audio enhancement
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True5.1-channel surround sound output
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High-definition audio support
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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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Optical drive options:
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2.5" hard disk drive
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Blu-ray Disc™/DVD-Super Multi double-layer
drive*
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DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive*
Multi-in-1 card reader
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Specifications
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Communication
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Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam*
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WLAN:
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Wi-Fi®/WiMAX
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Privacy control
Dimensions
and weight
Power
subsystem
Special keys
and controls
I/O interface
Intel® Wireless-WiFi Link 5100/5300 a/b/g/n*
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5150/5350*
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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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2.8 kg (6.16 lbs.) with 6-cell battery pack
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48.8 W 4400 mAh battery*
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71 W 4800 mAh battery*
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3-pin 90 W AC adapter
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ENERGY STAR®*
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Multi-gesture touchpad pointing device
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Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader
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Acer CineDash 2.0
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ExpressCard®/54 slot
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Multi-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
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Three USB 2.0 ports
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eSATA port
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HDMI™ port with HDCP support
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Consumer infrared (CIR) port
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External display (VGA) port
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IEEE 1394 port
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Headphone/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support
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Microphone-in jack
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Line-in jack
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Ethernet (RJ-45) port
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DC-in jack for AC adapter
BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords
383 (W) x 250 (D) x 26/37 (H) mm
(15.1 x 9.9 x 1.03/1.5 inches)
ACPI 3.0
86-/87-/91-key keyboard
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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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