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Aspire Notebook Series
Quick Guide
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You will also be asked to register your product during the setup process, or you can
double-click the Registration icon on the desktop.
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important data that you should keep in a safe place.
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Aspire Notebook Series Quick Guide
Original Issue: 03/2012
Model number: __________________________________
Serial number: ___________________________________
Date of purchase: ________________________________
Place of purchase: ________________________________
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First things first
We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for
meeting your mobile computing needs.
Your guides
To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides:
First off, the Setup Poster helps you get started with setting up your
computer.
The Quick Guide introduces you to the basic features and functions of
your new computer.
For more on how your computer can help you to be more productive,
please refer to the Aspire User’s Manual. The Aspire User’s Manual
contains useful information applying to your new computer. It covers basic
topics such as using the keyboard and audio, etc.
This guide contains detailed information on such subjects as system
utilities, data recovery, expansion options and troubleshooting. In addition
it contains warranty information and the general regulations and safety
notices for your notebook.
Follow these steps to access it:
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Click on
Start > All Programs > AcerSystem.
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Click on AcerSystem User Guide.
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After setting up your computer as illustrated in the setup poster, let us
show you around your new Acer notebook.
Screen view
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Item
Description
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Display screen
Displays computer output.
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Webcam
Web camera for video communication.
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Your Acer notebook tour
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Keyboard view
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Item
Description
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Power button
Turns the computer on and off.
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Microphone
Internal microphone for sound recording.
Keyboard
For entering data into your computer.
Caution: Do not use a keyboard protector
or similar cover as the keyboard design
includes ventilation intakes for cooling.
Touchpad
Touch-sensitive pointing device.
The touchpad and selection buttons form
a single surface.
Press down firmly on the touchpad
surface to perform a left click.
Press down firmly on the lower right
corner to perform a right click.
Power indicator
Indicates the computer’s power status.
Battery indicator
Indicates battery status.
Charging: The light is amber when the
battery is charging.
Fully charged: The light is blue.
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Item
Description
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DC-in jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
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HDMI port
Supports high-definition digital video
connections.
USB ports
Connects to USB devices.
If a port is black it is USB 2.0
compatible, if it is blue it is also USB
3.0 compatible (see below).
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Rear view
Note: Small holes on the rear of the computer are part of the antenna
assembly. Do not insert any object into the holes.
Information on USB 3.0
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Compatible with USB 3.0 and earlier devices.
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For optimal performance, use USB 3.0-certified devices.
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Defined by the USB 3.0 specification (SuperSpeed USB).
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Left view
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Icon
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Item
Description
Headset/speaker
jack
Connects to audio devices (e.g.,
speakers, headphones) or a headset with
microphone.
Right view
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Icon
Item
Description
2-in-1 card reader
Accepts one Secure Digital (SD or
SDHC) card or one MultiMediaCard
(MMC).
Note: To remove the card, simply pull
it from the slot.
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Icon
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Base view
Item
Description
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Battery reset pinhole
Insert a paperclip into the hole and press
for four seconds to reset the computer
(simulates removing and reinstalling the
battery).
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Speakers
Deliver stereo audio output.
Environment
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Temperature:
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Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C
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Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C
Humidity (non-condensing):
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Operating: 20% to 80%
Non-operating: 20% to 80%
Connecting to the Internet
Your computer's wireless connection is turned on by default.
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Windows will detect and display a list of available networks during setup.
Select your network and enter the password if required.
To turn your computer's Bluetooth or wireless connections on or off, press
<Fn+F3> to open Launch Manager.
Note: Click On to enable the wireless/Bluetooth connection. Click Off
to disable.
Otherwise, open Internet Explorer and follow the instructions.
Please refer to your ISP or router documentation.
Acer Instant Connect
Instant Connect ensures a faster connection to any of the networks that
your computer connects to most frequently.
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 computer, and video memory. If no activity is detected for a period of
time, the computer stops some or all of these devices in order to conserve
energy.
Acer Green Instant On
The Acer Green Instant On feature allows your computer to wake up from
Sleep mode in less than the time it takes to open the lid. When you close
the lid, or select Shut Down > Sleep from the Start menu, your computer
enters Sleep mode. While the computer is in Sleep mode, the power
indicator LED will flash orange.
After a certain amount of time in Sleep mode, the computer will
automatically enter Deep Sleep to preserve battery life. When the computer
is in Deep Sleep, the power indicator LED will be turned off. In this state,
battery life lasts up to 80 days.
Open the lid or press any key to wake the computer from Deep Sleep or
Sleep mode.
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Deep Sleep and Sleep mode work together to ensure that your computer
saves as much power as possible while still enabling quick, instant on
access.
To save more power, your computer will typically enter and stay in Deep
Sleep during times when it will not be frequently accessed, for example,
during the middle of the night. To provide quicker access, your computer
will enter and stay in Sleep mode during times when it will be accessed
more frequently, for example, during working hours.
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Note: Once in Deep Sleep the system will comsume significantly
less power compared with Sleep mode, but it will take a little longer
to wake up from Deep Sleep.
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