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Aspire 1410/1680 Series
User’s Guide
Copyright © 2004. Acer Incorporated.
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Aspire 1410/1680 Series User’s Guide
Original Issue: July 2004
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you.
Your guides
To help you use your Aspire, we have designed a set of guides:
First off, the Just for starters... poster helps you get started
with setting up your computer.
This User’s guide introduces you to the many ways your
computer can help you be more productive. This guide
provides clear and concise information about the computer,
so read it thoroughly.
If you ever need to print out a copy, this User’s guide is also
available in Portable Document Format (PDF). Follow these
steps:
1 Click on Start, All Programs, AcerSystem.
2 Click on AcerSystem User’s guide.
Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
installed. If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your
computer, clicking on Aspire 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.
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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 switch
below the LCD screen beside the launch keys. See “Front view” on
page 3 for the location of the power switch.
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 switch
Note: You can also use the power switch to perform power
management functions. See “Power management” on page 28.
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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 “Power management”
on page 28.
Note: If you cannot power off the computer normally, press and
hold the power switch 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 0ºC (32ºF) or
above 50ºC (122ºF).
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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 and vibration.
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Do not expose the computer to dust and dirt.
Never place objects on top of the computer to avoid damaging 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 adapter
Here are some ways to take care of your AC adapter:
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Do not connect the adapter 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 personal
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.
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.
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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.
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Disconnect the AC adapter.
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Use a soft cloth moistened with water. Do not use liquid or
aerosol cleaners.
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If any of the following occurs:
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The computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged.
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Liquid has been spilled into the product.
The computer does not operate normally.
Please refer to "Troubleshooting my computer" on page 53.
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A Aspire tour
Front view
Closed front view
Left view
Right view
Rear view
Bottom view
Features
Indicators
Using the keyboard
Lock keys
Embedded numeric keypad
Windows keys
Hot keys
Special Key
Launch keys
Touchpad
Touchpad basics
Storage
Hard disk
Optical drive
Audio
Adjusting the volume
Power management
Moving around with your Aspire
Disconnecting from the desktop
Moving around
Taking the computer home
Traveling with the computer
Traveling internationally with the computer
Securing your computer
Using a computer security lock
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Contents
First things first
Your guides
Basic care and tips for using your computer
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Expanding through options
Connectivity options
Upgrade options
Using system utilities
Acer eManager
Launch Manager
BIOS Utility
Aspire Arcade
Instant-on Arcade
Features and Benefits
Windows Arcade
Arcade Hot keys
Finding and playing content
Arcade controls
Cinema
Album
Video
Music
Burner
Acer Disc to Disc Recovery
Multilingual operating system installation
Restore without a Recovery CD
Setup password and exit
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Frequently-asked questions
Troubleshooting tips
Error messages
Requesting service
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Before you call
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Appendix A Specifications
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Appendix B Regulation & safety notices
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Your Aspire computer combines highperformance, versatility, power
management features and multimedia
capabilities with a unique style and
ergonomic design. Work with unmatched
productivity and reliability with your new
power computing partner.
After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for starters...
poster, let us show you around your new Aspire computer.
Front view
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Item
Description
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Display screen
Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD),
displaying computer output.
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Microphone
Internal microphone for sound recording.
3
Keyboard
Inputs data into your computer.
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Item
Description
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Palmrest
Comfortable support area for your hands
when you use the computer.
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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 a 4-way scroll button.
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Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device which
functions like a computer mouse.
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Status indicators
Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that turn on
and off to show the status of the
computer’s functions and components.
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Launch keys
Buttons for launching frequently used
programs. See“Launch keys” on page 21
for more details.
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Power button
Turns the computer on and off.
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Closed front view
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Item
Description
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Speakers
Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio
output.
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Infrared port
(Manufacturing option)
Interfaces with infrared devices
(e.g., infrared printer and IR-aware
computer).
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Power indicator
Lights when the computer is on.
4
Battery indicator
Lights when the battery is being charged.
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Bluetooth
communications
Lights to indicate the status of Bluetooth
(optional) communications.
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Wireless
communications
Lights to indicate the status of wireless LAN
(optional) communications.
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Item
Description
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Line-in/Mic-in jack
Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio
CD player, stereo walkman).
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Line-in/Mic-in jack
Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio
CD player, stereo walkman).
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Speaker/Line-Out/
Headphone jack
Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g.,
speakers, headphones).
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USB 2.0 port
Connects to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).
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Latch
Locks and releases the lid.
Note: The Bluetooth and Wireless buttons and indicators only
work on models with Bluetooth and Wireless features,
respectively.
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Item
Description
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Optical drive
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or
DVDs depending on the optical drive
type.
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LED indicator
Lights up when the optical drive is
active.
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Optical drive eject button
Ejects the optical drive tray from the
drive.
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Emergency eject hole
Ejects the optical drive tray when the
computer is turned off. See page 66
for more details.
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Right view
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Item
Description
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IEEE 1394 port
(Manufacturing option)
Connects to IEEE 1394 devices.
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PC Card slot eject button
Ejects the PC Card from the slot.
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PC Card slot
Connects to one Type II CardBus PC Card.
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3-in-1 card reader
Accepts MS, MMC and SD cards.
Note: The 3-in-1 card reader is a
manufacturing option, subject to
configuration. Only one card can operate
at any given time.
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Two USB 2.0 ports
Connect to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).
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S-video port
(Manufacturing option)
Connects to a television or display device
with S-video input.
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Network jack
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network (manufacturing option).
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Modem jack
Connects to a phone line.
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Ventilation slots
Enable the computer to stay cool, even
after prolonged use.
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Rear view
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Item
Description
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Power jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
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External display port
Connects to a display device
(e.g., external monitor, LCD projector).
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Security keylock
Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
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Bottom view
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Item
Description
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Cooling fan
Helps keep the computer cool.
Note: Do not cover or obstruct the
opening of the fan.
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Battery lock
Locks the battery in place.
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Memory compartment
Houses the computer's main memory.
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Hard disk bay
Houses the computer's hard disk
(secured by a screw).
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Battery release latch
Unlatches the battery to remove the
battery pack.
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Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features:
Performance
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Intel® Pentium® M Processor 705, 715, 725, 735, 745, 755, or
Intel® Celeron® M Processor 320, 330
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Intel® 855GME or 852GM chipset (manufacturing option)
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256/512 MB of DDR333 SDRAM standard, upgradeable to 2048 MB
with dual soDIMM modules
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30 GB and above high-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
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Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI) power
management system
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Li-ion main battery pack
Display
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The TFT LCD panel providing a large viewing area for maximum
efficiency and ease-of-use:
14.1” XGA (1024x768) resolution
15.0” XGA (1024x768) or SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution
15.4” WXGA (1280x800) or WSXGA+ (1680x1050) resolution
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ATI MOBILITY ™ RADEON™ 9700 with 64MB of video memory
(manufacturing option)
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3D graphics support
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Simultaneous LCD and CRT monitor, and other display devices like
projector support
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"Automatic LCD dim" feature that automatically deciding the best
settings for your display and conserves power
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Dual independent display
Multimedia
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High-speed drive:
DVD/CD-RW Combo, DVD-Dual or DVD-Super Multi
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16-bit high-fidelity AC’97 stereo audio
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Built-in microphone and dual speakers
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Connectivity
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Integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet connection
(manufacturing option)
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Built-in 56Kbps fax/data modem
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Fast Infrared wireless communication (manufacturing option)
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IEEE 1394 port (manufacturing option)
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Three Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports
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InviLink™ 802.11b/g dual-band Wireless LAN
(manufacturing option)
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Bluetooth® (manufacturing option)
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SD/MMC/MS memory card reader (manufacturing option)
Human-centric design and ergonomics
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Rugged, yet extremely portable design
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Stylish appearance
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Full-size keyboard with four programmable launch keys
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Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device
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Internet 4-way scroll button
Expansion
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One Tpye II CardBus PC Card slot
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Upgradeable memory modules
The computer has three easy-to-read status icons on the upper-right
above the keyboard.
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.
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In addition, there are two indicators at the front panel. Even when the
cover is closed, the state or features can still be seen.
Icon
Function
Description
Power
Lights when the computer is on.
Battery indicator
Lights when the battery is being charged.
The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate
cursor keys, two Windows keys and twelve function keys.
Lock keys
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.
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Embedded numeric keypad
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
Num Lock Off
Number keys on
embedded keypad
Type numbers in a normal
manner.
Cursor-control keys
on embedded
keypad
Hold Shift while using
cursor-control keys.
Hold Fn while using
cursor-control keys.
Main keyboard keys
Hold Fn while typing letters
on embedded keypad.
Type the letters in a
normal manner.
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
+M
Shift +
Opens the Find: All Files dialog box.
Minimizes all windows.
+ M Undoes the minimize all windows
(
+R
Application key
+ M) action.
Opens the Run dialog box.
This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse
button; it opens the application's context menu.
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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.
Hot Key
Icon
Function
Description
Fn-F1
Hot key help
Displays help on hot keys.
Fn-F2
Acer eSetting
Launches the Acer eSetting
in the Acer eManager set by
the Acer Empowering Key.
See “Acer eManager” on
page 44.
Fn-F3
Acer
ePowerManagement
Launches the Acer
ePowerManagement in the
Acer eManager set by the
Acer Empowering Key. See
“Acer eManager” on page
44.
Fn-F4
Sleep
Puts the computer in Sleep
mode.
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Function
Description
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.
FnHome
Play/Pause
Press to start playing the audio
track or video file. Press again to
pause.
FnPg Up
Stop
Press to stop playing the audio
track or video file.
FnPg Dn
Backwards
Press to skip backward to the
previous track or video file and
start playing.
Fn-End
Forward
Press to skip forward to the next
track or video file.
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Hot Key
Icon
Function
Description
Alt Gr-$
US dollar
Types the US dollar sign.
Alt GrEuro
Euro
Types the Euro symbol.
Special Key
You can locate the Euro symbol and US dollar sign at the upper-center
and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. To type:
The Euro symbol
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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.
The US dollar sign
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Open a text editor or word processor.
2
Either directly press the dollar sign at the bottom-right of the
keyboard, or hold Alt Gr and then press the dollar sign at the
upper-center of the keyboard.
Note: This function varies by the operating system version.
Located at the upper-right above the keyboard are four buttons. These
buttons are called launch keys. They are designated as the mail, Web
browser, Empowering and programmable keys.
Press the Acer Empowering Key to run the Acer eManager. Please see
“Acer eManager” on page 44. The mail and Web browser are default
for Email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the
mail, Web browser and programmable keys, run the Acer Launch
Manager. See “Launch Manager” on page 45.
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Description
Default Application
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Mail
Email application (User-programmable)
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Web browser
Internet browser application
(User-programmable)
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Acer eManager application (User-programmable)
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P
User-programmable
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In addition, there are two launch keys at the front panet. Even when
the cover is closed, you can easily access the features of Wireless and
Bluetooth®. However, the Wireless and Bluetooth keys cannot be reset
by users.
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Description
Default Application
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Bluetooth
communications
Lights to indicate the status of Bluetooth
(optional) communications.
2
Wireless
communications
Lights to indicate the status of wireless LAN
(optional) communications.
The built-in touchpad is a PS/2-compatible 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.
Note: When using an external USB or serial mouse, you can press
Fn-F7 to disable the touchpad.
Touchpad basics
The following items teach you how to use the touchpad:
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Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor.
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Press the left (1) and right (3) buttons located on the edge of the
touchpad to do selection and execution functions. These two
buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse.
Tapping on the touchpad produces similar results.
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Use the 4-way scroll (2) 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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Right
Button
Center
Button
Function
Left Button
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) then
hold finger to the
touchpad on the
second tap and drag
the cursor.
Access
context
menu
Scroll
Tap
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 movements. Hence, the lighter the touch, the better the
response. Tapping harder will not increase the touchpad’s
responsiveness.
This computer supplies you with the following media storage:
Hard disk
The high-capacity hard disk is the answer to your storage needs. This is
where your data files and applications are stored.
Optical drive
Your computer comes equipped with an optical drive which may be
one of the following:
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DVD/CD-RW Combo
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DVD-Dual
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DVD-Super Multi
Ejecting the CD or DVD tray
To eject the DVD tray when the computer is turned on, press the drive
eject button; then pull out the tray.
When the power is off, you can eject the drive tray using the
emergency eject hole. See page 66.
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Playing DVD movies
When the DVD drive module is installed in the optical drive bay, you
can play DVD movies on your computer.
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Eject the DVD tray and insert a DVD movie disc; then close the DVD
tray.
Important! When you launch the DVD player for the first time, the
program asks you to input the region code. DVD discs are divided
into 6 regions. Once your DVD drive is set to a region code, it will
play DVD discs 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 later in this section 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
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U.S.A., Canada
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Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Japan
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Southeast Asia, Taiwan, South Korea
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Latin America, Australia, New Zealand
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Former U.S.S.R., parts of Africa, India
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People's Republic of China
Note: To change the region code, insert a DVD movie of a
different region into the DVD drive.
The computer comes with 16-bit high-fidelity AC’97 stereo audio and
microphone. The built-in dual stereo speakers are easy to access.
There are audio ports on the front panel of the computer. See “Closed
front view” on page 5 for more information on external audio devices.
Adjusting the volume
Adjusting the volume on the computer is as easy as pressing some buttons. See “Hot keys” on page 18 for more informations on adjusting
the speaker volume.
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, hard disk, peripherals
connected to the USB 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
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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Moving around with your Aspire
This section gives you tips and hints on things to consider when moving
around or traveling with your computer.
Disconnecting from the desktop
Follow these steps to disconnect your computer from external
accessories:
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Save your work in progress.
2
Remove any media or compact disc from the drive(s).
3
Shut down the operating system.
4
Turn off the computer.
5
Close the display cover.
6
Disconnect the cord from the AC adapter.
7
Disconnect the keyboard, pointing device, printer, external
monitor, and other external devices.
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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.
If you are taking the computer to a client's office or a different
building, you may choose to shut down the computer:
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Click on Start, Turn Off Computer.
2 Click on Turn Off.
- or -
When you are ready to use the computer again, unlatch and open the
display, and press and release the power switch. If the power indicator
is off, the computer has entered Hibernation mode and turned off.
Press and release the power switch to turn the computer back on.
Note that the computer may enter Hibernation mode after a period of
time it is in Sleep mode. Turn the power on to wake up the computer
from Hibernation mode.
What to bring to short meetings
A fully charged battery runs the computer for about two hours under
most circumstances. If your meeting is shorter than that, you probably
do not need to bring anything with you other than the computer.
What to bring to long meetings
If your meeting lasts longer than two hours or if your battery is not
fully charged, you may want to bring the AC adapter with you to plug
in your computer 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 FnF4 or close the display cover whenever you are not actively using the
computer. Then tap any key or open the display to resume.
Taking the computer home
“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:
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Check if you have removed all media and compact discs 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
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you can put the computer in Sleep mode by pressing Fn-F4. Then close
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What to bring with you
Unless you already have some items at home, bring the following items
with you:
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AC adapter and power cord
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The printed user’s guide
Special considerations
Follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling to
and from work:
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Minimize the effect of temperature changes by keeping the
computer with you.
•
If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot
bring 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.
Setting up a home office
If you frequently work on your computer at home, you may want to
purchase a second AC adapter for use at home. With a second AC
adapter, you can avoid transporting 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.
“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 bringing it into the gate area.
What to bring with you
Bring the following items with you:
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AC adapter
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Spare, fully-charged battery pack(s)
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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:
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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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Traveling internationally with the computer
“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:
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AC adapter
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Power cords that are appropriate for the country to which you are
traveling
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Spare, fully-charged battery packs
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Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer
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Proof of purchase, in case you need to show it to customs officials
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International Traveler’s Warranty passport
Special considerations
Follow the same special considerations as when traveling with the
computer. In addition, these tips are useful when traveling
internationally:
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When traveling in another country, check that the local AC voltage
and the AC adapter 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.
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
lock and passwords.
Using a computer security lock
A security keylock notch located on the rear panel 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 locked drawer handle. Insert the lock into the notch and
turn the key to secure the lock. Some keyless models are also available.
Setting a password
Passwords protect your computer from unauthorized access. When set,
no one can access the computer without entering the correct
password.
There are three types of passwords you can set:
1
Supervisor Password secures your computer against unauthorized
entry to and use of the BIOS Utility.
2
User Password secures your computer against unauthorized use.
3
Hard Disk Password protects your data by preventing
unauthorized access to your hard disk.
Important! Do not forget your Setup and Hard Disk passwords! If
you forget your passwords, please get in touch with your dealer
or an authorized service center.
You can set the passwords using the BIOS Utility.
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After learning the basics of your
Aspire computer, let’s get acquainted
with the advanced features of your
computer. In this chapter, you will
learn how to add options, upgrade
components for better performance,
and customize your computer.
Your Aspire 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.
Modem
Your computer has a built-in V.92 56Kbps AC’97 Link 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 modem, connect a phone cable from the modem jack to a
phone line jack.
Warning: Please use the delivered phone cable in the country of
use.
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Network
Your computer has built-in Ethernet/Fast Ethernet capabilities. To use
the network feature, connect an Ethernet cable from the network jack
to an network jack or hub. Consult your network administrator for
details.
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
(personal digital assistants), mobile phones, and infrared printers. The
infrared port can transfer data at speeds of up to four megabits per
second (Mbps) at a distance of up to one meter.
Note: The Fast Infrared feature is available on certain models only.
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 port is a high-speed serial bus which
allows you to connect and daisy-chain USB peripherals without taking
up precious system resources. Your computer has three ports available.
IEEE 1394 port
The computer's IEEE 1394 port allows you to connect to an IEEE 1394
supported devices like a video camera or digital camera.
Note: The IEEEE 1394 feature is available on certain models only.
See your video or digital camera's documentation for
details.
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PC Card slot
There is one Type II CardBus PC Card slot found on the right side of the
computer. The slot accepts credit-card-sized 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.
CardBus improves on the 16-bit PC card technology by expanding the
bandwidth to 32 bits.
Note: Refer to your card 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.
Before ejecting a PC Card:
1
Exit the application using the card.
2
Left-click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the taskbar and
click on the PC Card item. Click OK to confirm.
3
Press the slot eject button (1) to pop out the eject button; then
press it again to eject the card (2).
3-in-1 card reader (Manufacturing Option)
There is one 3-in-1 card reader found on the right side of the computer. See “Right view” on page 8. The reader accepts Secure Digital
(SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC) and Memory Stick (MS) to enhance
usability. To insert the card, align and push the card into the slot. To
remove, simply press on the card that will eject automatically.
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Upgrade options
Your computer delivers superior power and performance. However,
some users and the applications they use may demand more. This computer allows you to upgrade key components when you need
increased performance.
Note: Contact your authorized dealer if you decide to perform a
key component upgrade.
Memory upgrade
Memory is expandable to 2 GB, employing DDR 266/333 256MB/512MB/
1GB SDRAM modules. The computer supports shadow RAM.
There are two memory slots on your computer, one of which is occupied by standard memory. You can upgrade memory by installing a
memory module into the available slot, or replacing the standard
memory with a higher-capacity memory module.
Installing memory
Follow these steps to install memory:
1
Turn off the computer, unplug the AC adapter (if connected) and
remove the battery pack. Then turn the computer over to access its
base.
2
Remove the screw from the memory cover (1), then lift up and
remove the memory cover (2).
Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot (1), then gently
press it down until it clicks into place (2).
4
Replace the memory cover and secure it with the screw.
The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total memory size.
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Using system utilities
Acer eManager
Acer eManager is an innovative sofware designed for frequently used
functions. At the press of the Acer Empowering Key, the Acer eManager user interface appears, featuring three main settings -Acer eSetting, Acer ePresentation and Acer ePowerManagement
(selected models).
To set the Acer Empowering Key, see “Launch keys” on page 21.
The Acer Launch Manager allows you to set the programmable launch
keys, including the default mail and Web browswer keys, as well as the
Empowering and P keys. The Wireless and Bluetooth keys cannot be set
by users. See “Launch keys” on page 21 for more information.
You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start, All Programs,
and then Launch Manager to start the application.
BIOS Utility
The BIOS Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your
computer’s Basic Input/Output System (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 Power-On Self Test
(POST) while the Aspire logo is being displayed.
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Aspire Arcade
Instant-on Arcade
Instant-on Arcade is state-of-the-art software, integrating the best
digital media in one convenient and easy to use application. The
Arcade includes Cinema, Album and Music modes.
With a press of the Aspire Media Console’s Arcade button, you can
enjoy your multimedia collection without waiting for the Windows
operating system to boot up. This saves time, optimises system loading,
and reduces power consumption.
Features and Benefits
Cinema
You can play movies from DVDs and VCDs with the Cinema feature of
Aspire Arcade. This player has the features and controls of a typical living room DVD player.
When you insert a disc into the DVD drive, the movie begins playing
automatically.
Media Controls features, such as play, stop, return to menu, jump to
previous/next chapter, and rewind/fast forward, let users have total
control over their viewing and set-up preferences
Resume Playback:
Users can continue DVD playback from where it was stopped or from
beginning.
Advanced DVD viewing options:
The Language settings control the audio and visual language output of
DVDs/VCDs.
Subtitle selects the default subtitle language for DVDs when available.
Closed caption turns on the closed captions on DVDs. This function displays captions encoded in the video signal that describe on screen
action and dialogue for the hearing impaired.
Audio selects the default language for DVD titles.
Aspire Arcade lets you view digital photos individually or as a slideshow, from any available drive on your computer. Click the Album button on the Home page to show the Album main page.
To view a slideshow, open the folder containing the pictures you wish
to view - then click the Play slideshow button. The slideshow is played
full-screen.
To rotate a picture in full-screen, click the Rotate right or Rotate left
buttons.
You can also view a single picture by clicking on it. This opens the picture full-screen.
Slideshow settings:
To change slideshow settings click the Settings button on the Album
page.
The Slide duration setting determines how long each slide is shown
before automatically advancing to the next picture in the slideshow.
The Transition effects setting sets the style of transition used between
pictures.
Click the Restore to factory settings button to return your settings to
their default values.
Music
Comes with various interface controls for playing CD or MP3 files. Users
can shuffle playback and repeat music tracks.
Offers various navigation features, including play, stop, rewind/fast
forward, and volume control.
The songs in the folder are shown in the content area, while the left
side has controls for Play, Random, and Repeat all.
In instant-on mode, the computer screen remains off to save power.
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File type compatibility
Mode
Supported
Audio
Not Supported
DTS
Liner PCM
Cinema
DVD/VCD
DVD navigator
SVCD
Music
MP3, CD audio
DVD audio format
Album
JPEG(Only)
GIF, TIF, EPS, PSD
Others
USB external drive
TV out
IEEE 1394 port
PCMCIA
LAN/Modem/IR /Printer/
Bluetooth/ Wireless LAN
Note: The track pad is not functional under Instant-on Arcade.
Nor are any power managment features available under
Instant-on Arcade.
Aspire Arcade is an integrated player for music, photos, DVD movies,
and videos. To watch or listen, click a content button (e.g. Music,
Video, etc...) on the Arcade home page.
Cinema - watch DVDs or VCDs
Album - view photos stored on your hard drive or any removable
media
Video- watch and/or edit video clips
Music - listen to music files in a variety of formats
Burner - create CDs and/or DVDs to share or archive data
Advanced Settings - adjust Aspire Arcade according to your preferences
Note: While watching videos, DVDs, or slideshows your
screensaver and power-saving features are unavailable.
These functions are enabled when you listen to music.
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Arcade Hot keys
When running in the Windows environment, the key combinations
listed below are available to control and fine-tune the features and
settings of Aspire Arcade.
Hot key
Function
Fn+F1
On-line help menu
Fn+F3
ePowerManagement with battery info
Fn+F5
Display toggle
Fn+F6
Screen blank
Fn+F8
Speaker toggle
Fn + ↑
Volume up; increases the speaker volume.
Fn + ↓
Volume down; decreases the speaker
volume
Fn + →
Brightness up; increases the screen
brightness
Fn + ←
Brightness down; decreases the screen
brightness
Fn + Home
Play; press to start playing the audio track
or video file. Press again to pause.
Fn + Pg Up
Stop; press to stop playing the audio track
or video file.
Fn + Pg Dn
Backward; press to skip backward to the
previous track or video file and start
playing.
Fn + End
Forward; press to skip forward to the next
track or video file.
Clicking a button on the Arcade home page opens the corresponding
feature’s home page. The content pages have buttons on the left and a
content browsing area on the right. If a button shows one of several
choices, such as sort order, the current setting is shown by a brightly
coloured ball on the left side.
To pick content, click and item in the content area. When there is more
than one CD or DVD drive, all drives will be shown. Pictures and videos
are shown as files (with thumbnails) and organized into folders.
To browse a folder, click to open it. To go back up to the folder above
it, click the Up one level button. If there is more content than will fit
on a page, use the buttons at the lower right to scroll through the
pages.
Advanced Settings
There are settings in the Aspire Arcade that allow you to fine tune its
performance to your machine and your personal preferences. The Settings page is reached by the Advanced Settings button on the Home
page.
Use the "Screen ratio" setting to choose between standard (4:3) or
widescreen (16:9) display.
Note: If your speakers are not capable of outputting low
frequency signals, it is recommended that you do not select
this option in order to avoid damaging your speakers.
"Audio output" should be set to" Stereo" if you are listening to speakers, or "Virtual surround sound" if you are using headphones, or “S/
PDif” if you are using digital output.
Click About Aspire Arcade to open a page with version and copyright
information.
Click Restore to factory settings to return the Aspire Arcade settings to
their default values.
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Arcade controls
When watching video clips, movies, or slideshows as full-screen visual
content two pop-up control panels are shown when you move the
mouse. They automatically disappear after several seconds. The “Navigation controls” panel appears at the top and the “Player controls”
panel appears at the bottom of the screen.
Navigation controls
To return to the Arcade home page, click the Home button in the
upper left corner of the window. To go up one folder level while
searching for content, click Up one level. To return to a previous
screen, click Return. The buttons in the upper right (Minimize, Maximize, and Close) have standard PC behaviours.
To quit Aspire Arcade, click the Close button in the upper right corner
of the window. You can also click To PC.
Player controls
At the bottom of the window, the player controls - used for video,
slideshows, movies and music - are shown. The group on the left provides standard playback controls (play, pause, stop, etc...). The group
on the right controls volume (mute and volume up/down).
Note: When playing DVDs, there are additional controls added to
the right of the volume controls. These are discussed in
more detail in the Cinema section of this guide.
If your computer came with a DVD drive, you can play movies from
DVDs and Video CDs (VCDs) with the Cinema function of Aspire
Arcade. This player has the features and controls of a typical living
room DVD player.
When you insert a disc into the DVD drive, the movie begins playing
automatically. To control the movie, the pop-up player control panel
appears at the bottom of the window when you move the mouse.
If more than one optical drive contains a playable disc, click the
Cinema button on the Home page to open the Cinema content page then select the disc from the list on the right you’d like to watch.
When viewing DVDs, the following special controls are added to the
pop-up panel:
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DVD Menu
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Subtitle
•
Language
•
Angle
The currently playing disc will be shown in the area above the list of
drives. This page is also displayed when you press the “Stop” button
during a movie. The buttons on the left side allow you to resume the
movie from the point it was stopped, restart the movie from the beginning, jump to the DVD menu, eject the disc, or go to the DVD Settings
page.
DVD settings
There are two types of DVD settings - “Video” and “Language.” Click
the appropriate button to open its settings page.
Video
The Video settings control the video output of DVDs/VCDs.
“Use hardware acceleration” takes advantage of the special processing
power in some graphics cards to reduce CPU loading when playing
back DVDs and some video files. If you have problems with video quality, try turning this option “Off.”
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Select an output type:
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4:3 Standard or 16:9 Widescreen according to your display
preferences
•
The Letterbox option displays complete widescreen movie content
in its original aspect ratio and adds black bars at the top and
bottom of the screen.
•
The Pan & Scan feature is for DVD titles with a widescreen aspect
ratio.
•
Cinema vision is a nonlinear video stretching technology that
produces minimal distortion in the centre of the picture.
•
Stretch stretches the video display to the size of the display screen.
The “Colour profile” option allows you to select from a list of colour
configurations to change the overall colour of the video content during playback. “Original” uses the colour scheme of the disc you are
watching, while “Vivid,” “Bright,” and “Theatre” add enhanced colour
to the video display.
“Clear vision” is a video enhancement technology that detects video
content and dynamically adjusts the brightness/contrast/saturation levels so that you do not need to change the colour settings if the movie
you are watching contains scenes that are overly dark or too bright.
Click Restore to factory settings to return the settings to their default
values.
Language
The Language settings control the audio and subtitle output of DVDs/
VCDs.
“Subtitle” selects the default subtitle language for DVDs when available. The factory setting is “Off.”
“Closed caption” turns on the closed captions on DVDs. This function
displays captions encoded in the video signal that describe on screen
action and dialogue for the hearing impaired. the factory setting is
“Off.”
“Audio” selects the default language for DVD titles.
Aspire Arcade lets you view digital photos individually or as a slideshow, from any available drive on your computer. Click Album button
on the Arcade Home page to show the Album main page.
The content area on the right shows both individual pictures and folders. Click on a folder to open it.
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To view a slideshow, open the folder containing the pictures you wish
to view - then click Play slideshow. The slideshow is played full-screen.
Use the pop-up control panel to control the slideshow.
To rotate a picture in full-screen, click Rotate right or Rotate left.
You can also view a single picture by clicking on it. This opens the picture full-screen.
Slideshow settings
To change slideshow settings click the Settings button on the Album
page.
The “Slide duration” setting determines how long each slide is shown
before automatically advancing to the next picture in the slideshow.
The “Transition effects” setting sets the style of transition used
between pictures.
To add background music to a slideshow, set the “Play music during
slideshow “option to “Yes.” The select music page asks you to choose
music from your personal music library.
Click Restore to factory settings to return your settings to their default
values.
To open the Video function, click Video on the Arcade Home page, to
open the Video Home page.
Note: The Video feature is designed for video file playback of
MPEG1, MPEG2 (if a DVD drive is installed), AVI, WMV, and
ASF formats. If you want to watch a DVD or VCD use the
Cinema function.
Two options are shown on the Video page - “Video Play” or “Video
Edit.”
Playing a video file
Click Video Play to watch video files. The Video page shows the video
files in the content area on the right side. They are organized by folders and a thumbnail image shows the first frame of the video.
To play a video file, click on it. the video will play full-screen. The popup control panel will appear at the bottom of the screen when you
move the mouse. To return to the Video page, click “Stop.”
Editing a video file
Click the Video Edit to open the PowerDirector program.
PowerDirector is a digital video editing program that can help you create professional looking movies - complete with music, special effects
and transition effects. PowerDirector provides home users with a simple tool to help them do something a little more creative with their
home videos. You don’t have to be a video professional to enjoy using
PowerDirector.
The digital movie production process involves a combination of artistry
and technology, beginning with raw video footage and ending with a
movie.
Before you edit your movie using PowerDirector, you must first create
(or gather) it’s component parts - video clips, photos, and music.
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When you have your raw footage on hand, you can use PowerDirector
to perform the following tasks:
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acquire video and audio content
trim video and audio content to desired length
add a special effect to a video clip
adjust the sharpness, contrast, and/or color of a video clip
add transition effects between video clips
preview your production
burn your production to a VCD or DVD
For help with editing video, refer to PowerDirector’s online help system.
Music
For convenient access to you music collection, click the Music on the
Arcade Home page, to open the Music Home page.
Select the folder that contains the music you want to listen to. Click
“Play” to listen to the entire CD from the beginning, or select the song
that you want to hear from the list in the content area.
The songs in the folder are shown in the content area, while the left
side has controls for “Play”, “Random”, and “Repeat all.” The Visualize
option allows you to watch computer generated visualizations while
you listen to music. When playing music, the control panel at the bottom of the page makes it easy to adjust the volume and control playback.
To rip music from a CD, click Rip CD. In the page that opens, select the
songs you would like to rip (or click “Select”/”Clear all”) - then click
“Rip now”.
Burner
NTI CD/DVD-Maker simplifies today’s digital lifestyle by providing and
easy and complete solution for recording data, audio, photos or video.
Now you can burn and share anything on CD/DVD - your music just the
way you like it, your photos, your videos. Even copy your critical data
faster and easier than ever before.
Copy - backup your CD/DVD collection
Make backup copies of (non-copy protected) CDs in just a few clicks of
your mouse. Copy non-copy protected DVDs too!
Create better sounding music in a snap. Burn your favourite songs to
CD so you can listen to them on any CD player. Convert songs from
your music collection to MP3 and other popular audio formats.
Even create MP3 CDs with over 100 of your favourite songs and listen
to them on you PC or MP3 CD player.
Data - store files simply and easily
Copy your computer’s hard drive files for easy recovery in the event of
a crash. archiving your data on CD/DVD eliminates the need for extra
hard drives.
Video - your world in pictures
Turn digital photos into a Slideshow VCD with background music that
can be played by most DVD players. Bring new life to your video clips
and share any event with your friends and family for playback on most
DVD players. You can even add customized menus to Video CDs and
Super Video CDs.
For Specific details about each of these options, consult the User’s
Guide or click the Help button to open NTI CD/DVD-Maker’s help
menu.
File type compatibility
Mode
Cinema
Supported
Not Supported
DVD/ SVCD
DTS, Liner PCM,
TruSurroundXT, SRS, DVD
audio
VCD/MiniDVD
Video
ASF/WMV/AVI
MPEG1/2
DVD navigator, SVCD, M2V,
MOV, Flash
DivX (requires codec)
Album
BMP, JPG, PNG
GIF, TIF, PSD, ICO
Music
MP3, WMA, WAV,
CDA(Audio CD)
DVD audio, SACD
Note: Auto media detection will only function under main menu.
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Acer Disc to Disc Recovery
Note: This feature is only available on certain models.
Multilingual operating system installation
Follow the instructions to choose the operating system and language
you use when you first power-on the system.
1
Turn on the system.
2
Acer multilingual operating system selection menu will pop-up
automatically.
3
Use the arrow keys to scroll to the language version you want.
Press Enter to confirm your selection.
4
The operating system and language you choose now will be the
only option for future recovery operations.
5
The system will install the operating system and language you
choose.
Restore without a Recovery CD
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.
a
Check to see if "Hard Disk Recovery" function is enabled or not.
b
Make sure the [Hard Disk Recovery] setting in [Advanced] is [Enabled].
c
Exit the BIOS Setup Utility and save changes. The system will reboot.
Note: To activate BIOS Setup Utility, press <F2> during POST.
Restart the system.
2
The instruction "Press <F2> to Enter BIOS" is shown at the bottom
of the screen, during POST.
3
Press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to enter the recovery process.
4
The message "The system has password protection. Please enter
000000:" is displayed.
5
Enter six 0s and continue.
6
"Acer Self-Configuration Preload" window appears.
7
Use the arrow keys to scroll through the items (operating system
versions) and press "Enter" to select.
Setup password and exit
Press "F3" to setup password or press "F5" to exit the system recovery
process when "Acer Self-Configuration Preload" window appears.
If "F3" is pressed, the next screen shows "Please enter new password:"
enter one to eight alphanumeric characters. You will be asked to reenter your password for confirmation before continuing.
The screen will display "Password has been created. Press any key to
reboot...", hit any key to reboot your system.
If "F5" is pressed, the recovery process will be terminated and the system will reboot and start normally.
Important: This feature occupies 2 GB in a hidden partition on
your hard drive.
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my computer
This chapter instructs you on 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.
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 switch 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 applied 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 adapter to recharge
the battery pack.
Make sure that the AC adapter is plugged in properly to the
computer and to the power outlet.
•
If it is lit, check the following:
If the Sleep indicator is lit, the computer is in Sleep mode.
Press any key or tap on the touchpad to resume.
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, two things might
be the cause:
•
The brightness level might be too low. Press Fn-→ to increase 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.
Image is not full-screen.
Make sure that the resolution is set to 1024x768. This is the native
resolution of your 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.
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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 speakers may be turned off. Press Fn-F8 to turn the speakers
on (this hot key also turns the speakers off).
•
The volume level may be too low. In Windows, look at the volume
control icon on the taskbar.
•
If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to
the line-out port on the computer’s right panel, the internal
speakers automatically turn off.
I want to eject the CD or DVD tray without turning on the power. I
cannot eject the CD or DVD tray.
There is a mechanical eject button on the optical drive. Simply insert
the tip of a pen or paperclip and push to eject the tray.
Check the following:
•
Make sure the disc is supported by the drive. If your computer
connects to a CD-ROM drive, it can read CDs but cannot read
DVDs. If your computer has a DVD drive, it can read DVDs in
addition to CDs.
•
When placing the CD or DVD in the drive tray, make sure it is
secure in the spindle on the drive tray.
•
Make sure the CD or DVD is free from scratches or smudges. If the
CD or DVD is dirty, clean it using a disc cleaning kit. Remember to
follow the instructions included with the kit.
•
If the problem does not lie with the disc, your CD or DVD drive
may be dirty. Clean it using a drive cleaning kit. Follow the
instructions included with the kit.
The keyboard does not respond.
Try attaching an external keyboard to the USB connector on the
computer’s rear. If it works, contact your dealer or an authorized
service center as the internal keyboard cable may be loose.
The infrared port does not work.
Check the following:
•
Make sure that the infrared ports of the two devices are facing
each other (+/- 15 degrees) a maximum of 1 meter 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.
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The CD or DVD drive cannot access a disc.
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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.
•
Depending on your connection (USB or parallel), make sure that
the printer cable is connected securely to the appropriate port on
your computer and the corresponding port on the printer.
•
During POST, press F2 to access the BIOS Utility and verify that the
parallel port is enabled if you use a parallel printer.
I want to set up my location to use the internal modem.
To properly use your communications software, you need to set up
your location:
1
Click on Start, Control Panel.
2
Double-click on Phone and Modem Options.
3 Click on the Dialing Rules tab and begin setting up your location.
Refer to Windows Help and Support.
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” on page 69. If the problem cannot be resolved, contact your dealer. See “Error messages” on page 69.
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) diskette into the floppy
drive (A:), then press Enter to reboot.
Equipment
Configuration Error
Press F2 (during POST) to enter the BIOS Utility;
then press Esc to exit and reconfigure the
computer.
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.
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 Esc to exit and reconfigure the
computer.
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.
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Requesting service
ITW
Your computer is backed by an International Traveler’s 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-of-purchase 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.
There are two ways to access Acer for technical support and information:
•
Internet service worldwide (www.acersupport.com)
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Technical support numbers in various countries
You can view a list of technical support numbers by following these
steps:
1
Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel.
2
Double-click on System.
3
Click on the Support Information button.
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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Appendix A
Specifications
This appendix lists the general
specifications of your computer.
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Intel® Pentium® M Processor 705, 715, 725, 735, 745, 755, or
Intel® Celeron® M Processor 320, 330
Memory
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256/512 MB of DDR333 SDRAM standard, upgradeable to 2048 MB
with dual soDIMM modules
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512 KB flash ROM BIOS
Data storage
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One 30 GB and above E-IDE hard disk (2.5”, 9.5mm, UltraDMA-100)
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One internal optical drive
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3-in-1 Card Reader (manufacuring option)
Display and video
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Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) displaying at:
14.1” XGA (1024x768) resolution
15.0” XGA (1024x768) or SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution
15.4” WXGA (1280x800) or WSXGA+ (1680x1050) resolution
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ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9700 with 64 MB MB of video memory
(manufacturing option)
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Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support
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Dual independent display
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"Automatic LCD dim" feature that automatically deciding the best
settings for your display and conserves power
Connectivity
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Integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet connection
(manufacturing option)
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Built-in 56Kbps fax/data modem
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Three Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports
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InviLink™ 802.11b/g dual-band Wireless LAN
(manufacturing option)
•
Bluetooth® (manufacturing option)
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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, line-in and microphonein devices
Keyboard and pointing device
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88/89-key Windows keyboard
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Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device with scroll
function
I/O ports
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One Type II PC Card slot
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One RJ-11 phone jack (V.92, 56Kbps modem)
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One RJ-45 network jack
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One DC-in jack (AC adapter)
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One external monitor port
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One speaker/headphone-out jack (3.5mm mini jack)
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One audio line-in jack (3.5mm mini jack)
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One microphone-in jack (3.5mm mini jack)
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One Infrared (FIR) port (manufacturing option)
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One IEEE 1394 port (manufacturing option)
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One S-video TV-out port (manufacturing option)
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Three USB 2.0 ports
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3-in-1 MS/MMC/SD card reader (manufacturing option)
Weight (with battery)
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14.1” display model: 2.75 kg (6.06 lbs)
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15.0” display model: 2.91 kg (6.42 lbs)
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15.4” display model: 2.95 kg (6.48 lbs)
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364.0(W) x 279.0(D) x 38.9(max. H) mm, w/ battery
364.0(W) x 275.0(D) x 33.9(max. H) mm, w/o battery
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
System
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Microsoft® Windows® XP Home/Pro
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ACPI 1.0b support
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DMI 2.0-compliant
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Wi-Fi®-compliant
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CCX compliant (certain models only)
Power
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3-cell (23W), 4-cell (32W) or 8-cell (60W) Li-ion battery pack
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65W AC adapter 19V 3.42A
Options
•
256MB/512MB/1GB memory upgrade module
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Additional 65W AC adapter
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Addition Li-ion battery pack
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Additional hard disk
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USB floppy drive
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Appendix B
Regulation &
safety notices
This appendix lists the general
notices for your computer.
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.
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.
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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 Aspire series is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/
5/EC. (Please visit www.acer.com/about/certificates/nb for complete
documents.)
Modem notices
Notice for USA
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. Located on the
bottom side of 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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Notice for New Zealand
For Modem with approval number PTC 211/03/008
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
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
b
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
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.
7
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.
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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
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid
of any kind on the product.
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.
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 Aspire series uses the lithium battery.
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 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 7A 125V minimum, VDE
approved or its equivalent. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6
meters).
15 Always disconnect all telephone lines from the wall outlet before
serving or disassembling this equipment.
16 Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an
electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from
lightning.
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
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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.
Macrovision® copyright protection notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is
protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other
intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and
other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must
be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home
and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is
prohibited.
Apparatus Claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 4,631,603, 4,577,216, 4,819,098,
4,907,093, and 6,516,132 licensed for limited viewing uses only.
Radio Device Regulatory Notice
Note: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless
LAN and/or Bluetooth® only.
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.
European Union (EU)
This device complies with the essential requirements of the European
Council Directives listed below:
73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive
•
EN 60950
89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive
•
EN 55022
•
EN 55024
•
EN 61000-3-2/-3
99/5/EC Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE)
Directive
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Art.3.1a) EN 60950
•
Art.3.1b) EN 301 489 -1/-17
•
Art.3.2) EN 300 328-2
•
Art.3.2) EN 301 893 *applied 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.
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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 Aspire series shall be used in such a manner that the
potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized as
follows:
1
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 Dual-Band 11a/g Wireless Mini PCI Adapter implements
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 have
good quality of radiocommunication.
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.
Canada - Low power license-exempt radiocommunication
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 installed 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 Acer Aspire 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
Web site at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.
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Appendix B Regulation & safety notices
Acer Incorporated
8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih
Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan
Tel : 886-2-2696-1234
Fax : 886-2-2696-3535
www.acer.com
Declaration of Conformity for CE marking
We,
Acer Inc.
8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih,
Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan
Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai
Tel: 886-2-8691-3089 Fax: 886-2-8691-3000
E-mail: easy_lai@acer.com.tw
Hereby declare that:
Product:
Trade Name:
Model Number:
Machine Type:
SKU Number:
Notebook PC
Acer
ZL1
Aspire 1680; Aspire 1410
Aspire 168xxx; Aspire 141xxx
(“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.
89/336/EEC
73/23/EEC
1999/5/EC
Title
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC directive)
Low Voltage Directive (LVD)
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.
--------------------------Easy Lai/ Director
Qualification Center
Product Assurance, Acer Inc.
2004/6/1
-----------------Date
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Federal Communications Commission
Declaration of Conformity
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:
Notebook Personal Computer
Model Number:
ZL1
Aspire 1680; Aspire 1410
Aspire 168xxx; Aspire 141xxx
Machine Type:
SKU Number:
(“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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traveling internationally 32
traveling on local trips 31
troubleshooting 64
turning off iv
Index
A
AC adapter
caring for v
audio 27
adjusting the volume
troubleshooting 66
D
27
B
battery pack
caring for v
BIOS Utility 45
BIOS utility 45
brightness
hotkeys 19
C
caps lock 15
on indicator 13
care
AC adapter v
battery pack v
computer iv
CD
troubleshooting 67
CD-ROM
ejecting 25
ejecting manually 66
troubleshooting 66
cleaning
computer v
computer
bringing to meetings 29
caring for iv
cleaning v
disconnecting 28
features 3, 11
indicators 13
keyboards 15
moving around 28
on indicator 5, 14, 22
performance 11
security 33
setting up a home office 30
taking home 29
display
hotkeys 19
troubleshooting
DVD 26
troubleshooting
DVD movies
playing 26
65
67
E
error messages
Ethernet 38
Euro 20
69
F
FAQ. See frequently-asked questions
frequently-asked questions 65
front view 3, 5
H
hard disk 25
help
online services
Hibernation mode
hotkey 18
hotkeys 18
70
I
IEEE 1394 port 39
indicator lights 13
infrared 38
ITW. See warranty
K
keyboard 15
embedded numeric keypad
hotkeys 18
lock keys 15
troubleshooting 67
Windows keys 17
L
LEDs 13
left view 5
16
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M
68
media access
on indicator 13
memory
installing 42
upgrading 42
messages
error 69
modem 37
S
N
network 38
Notebook Manager
hotkey 18
notice
DVD copyright protection
num lock 15
on indicator 13
numeric keypad
embedded 16
num lock 16
88
O
online services 70
optical drive 25
options
memory upgrade
safety
CD or DVD 87
FCC notice 81
general instructions 84
modem notices 82
scroll lock 15
security
keylock 33
service
when to call vi
speakers
hotkey 19
troubleshooting 66
specifications 74
status indicators 13
storage 25
CD, DVD, or DVD/CD-RW
Combo drive 25
hard disk 25
support
information 70
T
42
P
PC Card 40, 41
ejecting 41
inserting 40
ports 37
Power-On Self Test (POST)
printer
troubleshooting 68
problems 65
CD 67
CD-ROM 66
display 65
DVD 67
keyboard 67
printer 68
startup 65
troubleshooting 64
45
Q
questions
setting location for modem use
touchpad 23
hotkey 19
using 23
travel
international flights
local trips 31
troubleshooting 64
tips 68
U
universal serial bus 39
utility
BIOS Setup 45
V
view
front 7
left 7
rear 9
right 8
volume
adjusting
27
32
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W
warranty
International Traveler’s
Warranty
Windows 49
Windows keys
17
70