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Aspire Notebook Series
Quick Guide
Product registration
When using your product for the first time, it is recommended that you immediately
register it. This will give you access to some useful benefits, such as:
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Faster service from our trained representatives.
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Membership in the Acer community: receive promotions and participate in customer
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The latest news from Acer.
Hurry and register, as other advantages await you!
How to register
To register your Acer product, please visit www.acer.com. Select your country, click
PRODUCT REGISTRATION and follow the simple instructions.
You will also be asked to register your product during the setup process, or you can
double-click the Registration icon on the desktop.
After we receive your product registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with
important data that you should keep in a safe place.
Obtaining Acer accessories
We are happy to inform you that Acer's warranty extension program and Notebook
accessories are available online. Come and visit our online shop and find what you need
at store.acer.com.
The Acer store is being progressively rolled out, and, unfortunately may not be available
in some regions. Please check back regularly to see when it will be available in your
country.
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Aspire Notebook Series Quick Guide
Original Issue: 05/2012
Model number: __________________________________
Serial number: ___________________________________
Date of purchase: ________________________________
Place of purchase: ________________________________
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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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First things first
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Your Acer notebook tour
After setting up your computer as illustrated in the setup poster, let us
show you around your new Acer notebook.
Screen and front view
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Webcam
Web camera for video communication.
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LCD screen
Displays computer output.
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Microphone
Internal microphone for sound recording.
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Power button
Turns the computer on and off.
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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Keyboard view
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Keyboard
For entering data into your computer.
Caution: Do not use a keyboard protector or
similar cover as the keyboard 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.
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Rear view
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Kensington lock slot
Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
Wrap the computer security lock cable
around an immovable object such as a
table or handle of a locked drawer.
Insert the lock into the notch and turn the
key to secure the lock.
Keyless models are also available.
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Ventilation and cooling Allows the computer to stay cool.
fan
Do not cover or obstruct the openings.
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HDMI port
Supports high-definition digital video
connections.
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Ethernet (RJ-45) port
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network.
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USB port with poweroff charging
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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).
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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DC-in jack
Connects to an AC adapter.
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Optical drive
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs.
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Optical disk access
indicator
Lights up when the optical drive is active.
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Optical drive eject
button
Ejects the optical disk from the drive.
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Emergency eject hole
Ejects the optical drive tray when the
computer is turned off.
Carefully insert a straightened paper clip to
eject the optical drive tray.
Right view
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Connects to audio devices (e.g.,
Headset/speaker jack speakers, headphones) or a headset
with microphone.
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2-in-1 card reader
Accepts one Secure Digital (SD or
SDHC) card or MultiMediaCard (MMC).
Note: To remove the card, simply pull it
from the slot.
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Base view
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Ventilation and cooling Allows the computer to stay cool.
fan
Do not cover or obstruct the openings.
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Battery reset pinhole
Simulates removing and reinstalling the
battery
Insert a paperclip into the hole and press for
four seconds to reset the computer.
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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%
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Your computer's wireless connection is turned on by default.
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 also
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.
Acer Instant Update
Instant update is used to update the following applications’ content
automatically when the system resumes and an Internet connection is
available:
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Browser: Internet Explorer 9 and above (excludes video websites).
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Email: Outlook 2010 and above.
Power management
This computer has a built-in power management unit that monitors system
activity, such as 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
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Connecting to the Internet
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enters Sleep mode. While the computer is in Sleep mode, the power
indicator LED will flash orange.
Open the lid or press any key to wake the computer from Sleep mode.
After 8 hours in Sleep mode, the computer will 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 50 days.
Press the power button to wake up from Deep Sleep.
Note: You can change the delay before entering Deep Sleep with
Start > All Programs > Acer > Deep Sleep Settings.
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