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- 1 2 - © 2015. All Rights Reserved. Aspire One Cloudbook 11 Covers: Aspire AO1-131 This revision: October 2015 Sign up for an Acer ID and enjoy great benefits Open the Acer Portal app to sign up for an Acer ID or sign in if you already have an Acer ID. There are three great reasons for you to get an Acer ID: • Build Your Own Cloud with Acer BYOC. • Get the latest offers and product information. • Register your device for warranty service. For more information, please visit the Acer BYOC website: www.acer.com/byoc-start Important This manual contains proprietary information that is protected by copyright laws. The information contained in this manual is subject to change without notice. Images provided herein are for reference only and may contain information or features that do not apply to your computer. Acer Group shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained in this manual. Model number: _ Serial number: _ Date of purchase: __ Place of purchase: __ Table of contents - 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS
First things first 6 Your guides ............................................. 6 Basic care and tips for using your computer.................................................. 7 Turning your computer off........................... 7 Taking care of your computer ..................... 7 Taking care of your AC adapter.................. 8 Cleaning and servicing................................ 8 Your Acer notebook tour 9 Screen view............................................. 9 Keyboard view....................................... 10 Left view ............................................... 11 Information on USB 3.0............................. 11 Right view ............................................. 11 Base view .............................................. 12 Using the keyboard 13 Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad................................................... 13 Hotkeys ..................................................... 14 Windows keys........................................ 15 Touchpad 16 Touchpad basics ................................... 16 Touchpad gestures................................ 16 Recovery 18 Creating a factory default backup.......... 18 Backing up your wireless and LAN drivers.................................................... 21 Restoring your computer ....................... 21 Reset this PC and keep my files............... 21 Reset this PC and remove everything ...... 22 Using a Bluetooth connection 25 Enabling and disabling Bluetooth .......... 25 Enable Bluetooth and add a device .......... 25 Connecting to the Internet 27 Connecting to a wireless network.......... 27 Connecting to a wireless LAN................... 27 Connecting with a cable ........................ 31 Built-in network feature ............................. 31 Connecting to a cellular network ........... 31 Acer Bluelight Shield 32 Securing your computer 34 Using passwords ................................... 34 Entering passwords .................................. 34 BIOS utility 36 Boot sequence....................................... 36 Setting passwords ................................. 36 Power management 37 Saving power......................................... 37 Battery pack 39 Battery characteristics ........................... 39 Charging the battery ................................. 39 Optimizing battery life ............................... 40 Checking the battery level......................... 41 Battery-low warning .................................. 41 Traveling with your computer 42 Disconnecting from the desktop ............ 42 Moving around....................................... 42 Preparing the computer ............................ 42 What to bring to meetings......................... 43 Taking the computer home.................... 43 Preparing the computer ............................ 43 What to take with you................................ 44 Special considerations.............................. 44 Setting up a home office ........................... 44 Traveling with the computer................... 45 Preparing the computer ............................ 45 What to take with you................................ 45 Special considerations.............................. 45 Traveling internationally......................... 45 Preparing the computer ............................ 46 What to bring with you .............................. 46 Special considerations.............................. 46 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 48 Memory card reader 49 Connectivity options............................... 49 Video and audio connectors 51 HDMI 52 Frequently asked questions 54 Requesting service ................................ 56 Tips and hints for using Windows 10..... 57 How do I get to Start? ............................... 57 How do I turn off my computer?................ 57 How do I unlock my computer?................. 57 How do I set the alarm?............................ 59 Where are my apps?................................. 60 What is a Microsoft ID (account)?............. 60 How do I check for Windows updates?..... 61 Where can I get more information?........... 61 Troubleshooting..................................... 62 Troubleshooting tips.................................. 62 Error messages......................................... 62 Internet and online security 64 First steps on the net ............................. 64 Protecting your computer.......................... 64 Choose an Internet Service Provider........ 64 4 - Table of contents Network connections................................. 66 Surf the Net!.............................................. 68 Security ..................................................... 68
Getting started... In this section you will find: • Useful information on caring for your computer and your health • Where to find the power button, ports and connectors • Tips and tricks for using the touchpad and keyboard • How to create recovery backups • Guidelines for connecting to a network and using Bluetooth • Information on using Acer’s bundled software
- 5 6 - First things first FIRST THINGS FIRST We would like to thank you for making this 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 Guide (or 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 User’s Manual. This guide contains detailed information on such subjects as system utilities, data recovery, expansion options and troubleshooting. There are two ways to download the User’s Manual. You must first be connected to the internet. 1.Open Acer Care Center from the desktop and select My System > Summary and click User’s Manual to download the User’s Manual. 2.Click on the link under Support.
- The link will open the Acer Service & Support webpage. 2.From this page you can download and install the Acer identification tool that will automatically detect your computer’s serial number and SNID and allow you to copy it to the clipboard. 3. Scroll down to Drivers and Manuals and search for your model by pasting in or manually entering the serial number, SNID, or product model. 4. Once you have found your product model, select Documents and
select your language to download the User’s Manual.
Basic care and tips for using your computer
Turning your computer off
To turn the power off, do any of the following:
First things first - 7
• Use the Windows shutdown command: Press the Windows key or select the Windows Start button, select Power > Shut down.
• Right-click the Windows Start button > Shut down or sign out > Shut down. If you need to power down the computer for a short while, but don’t want to completely shut it down, you can put it to Sleep by doing any of the following:
• Press the power button.
• Press the sleep hotkey
. • Press the Windows key or select the Windows Start button, select Power > Sleep. • Right-click the Windows Start button > Shut down or sign out > Sleep. Note If you cannot power off the computer normally, press and hold the power button 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. • Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it near sources of heat, such as a radiator. • Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0o C (32o F) or above 50o C (122o F). • Do not subject the computer to magnetic fields. • Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture. • Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer. • Do not subject the computer to heavy shock or vibration. • Do not expose the computer to dust or dirt. • Never place objects on top of the computer. • Do not slam the computer display when you close it. • Never place the computer on uneven surfaces. 8 - First things first Taking care of your AC adapter Here are some ways to take care of your AC adapter: • Do not connect the adapter to any other device. • Do not step on the power cord or place heavy objects on top of it. Route the power cord and any cables away from where people walk. • When unplugging the power cord, do not pull on the cord itself but pull on the plug. • 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. Cleaning and servicing When cleaning the computer, follow these steps: 1.Turn off the computer. 2. Disconnect the AC adapter. 3.Use a soft, moist cloth. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. If your computer is dropped or visibly damaged, or does not work normally, please contact your nearest authorized Acer service center. For more information, please See Frequently asked questions on page 66. Your Acer notebook tour - 9 YOUR ACER NOTEBOOK TOUR After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Setup Guide, let us show you around your new Acer computer. Screen view
Icon Item Description 1 Microphones Internal stereo microphones forsound recording. 2 Webcam 1 2 Web camera for video communication. A light next to the webcam indicates that the webcam is active. 10 - Your Acer notebook tour Keyboard view 1 34 2
Icon Item Description 1 Power indicator Indicates status.the computer’s power 2 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. 3 Power button Turns the computer on and off. 4 Keyboard For entering data into your computer. See "Using the keyboard" on page 13. Your Acer notebook tour - 11 Left view 1 2 3 4 5 # Icon Item Description 1 DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter. 2 HDMI port Supports high-definition digital video connections. 3 USB port Connects to USB devices. 4 Headset/ speaker jack Connects to audio devices (e.g., speakers, headphones) or a headset with microphone. 5 Accepts one Secure Digital (SD or SDHC) card. Only one card can operate at a time. Information on USB 3.0 • USB 3.0 compatible ports are blue. • Compatible with USB 3.0 and earlier devices. • For optimal performance, use USB 3.0-certified devices. • Defined by the USB 3.0 specification (SuperSpeed USB). Right view 1
Icon Item DescriptionUSB port Connects to USB devices. SD card reader 12 - Your Acer notebook tour Base view 1
Icon Item DescriptionSpeakers Deliver stereo audio output. Using the keyboard - 13 USING THE KEYBOARD The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded numeric keypad, separate cursor, lock, Windows, function and special keys. Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad 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. When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator Num Lock (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. When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up Scroll Lock or down when you press the up or down arrow keys + respectively. Scroll Lock does not work with some applications. 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 while using cursor-control keys. Main keyboard keys Hold while using cursor-control keys. Hold while typing letters on embedded keypad. Type the letters in a normal manner. 14 - Using the keyboard Hotkeys The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness and volume output. To activate hotkeys, press and hold the key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Hotkey Icon Function Description + Airplane mode Turns on / off the computer's network devices. + Sleep Puts the computer in Sleep mode. + Display toggle Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both. + Display off Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return. + Touchpad toggle Turns the built-in touchpad on and off. + Speaker toggle Turns off. the speakers on and + NumLk Turns the embedded numeric keypad on or off. + Scr Lk Turns the scroll lock feature on or off. + < > Brightness up Increases the screen brightness. + < > Brightness down Decreases the screen brightness. + < > Volume up Increases the sound volume. + < > Volume down Decreases the sound volume. Using the keyboard - 15 Windows keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Key Description
Windows key Pressed alone it returns to the Start screen or to return to the last open app. It can also be used with other keys for special functions, please check Windows Help. Application key This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; it opens the application's context menu.
16 - Touchpad TOUCHPAD Touchpad basics The touchpad controls the arrow (or 'cursor') on the screen. As you slide your finger across the touchpad, the cursor will follow this movement. Note The touchpad is sensitive to finger movement; the lighter the touch, the better the response. Please keep the touchpad and your fingers dry and clean. The cursor is controlled by some basic gestures: • Single-finger slide: Slide a finger across the touchpad to move the cursor. • Single-finger press or tap: Press the touchpad down, or lightly tap the touchpad with your finger, to perform a 'click', which will select or start an item. Quickly repeat the tap to perform a double tap or 'double click'. • Single-finger press in the bottom-right corner: Press the bottom right corner of the touchpad to perform a 'right click'. In the Start screen, this will toggle the app commands, in most apps this will open a context menu related to the selected item. • Drag: Press and hold the bottom left corner of the touchpad, or tap twice anywhere on the touchpad, then slide a second finger across the touchpad to select all items in an area. Touchpad gestures Many applications support touchpad gestures that use one or more fingers. Note Support for touchpad gestures depends on the active application. Touchpad - 17 This allows you to control applications with a few simple gestures, such as: • Swipe in from edge: Access Windows tools by swiping into the center of the touchpad from the right or left edge. • Swipe in from right: Open the Action Center. • Swipe in from left: Switch to the previous app. • Two-finger slide: Swiftly scroll through web pages, documents and playlists by placing two fingers on the touchpad and moving both in any direction. • Two-finger pinch: Zoom in and out of photos, maps and documents with a simple finger-and-thumb gesture. 18 - Recovery RECOVERY If you are having trouble with your computer, and the frequently asked questions (see Frequently asked questions on page 66) do not help, you can recover your computer. This section describes the recovery tools available on your computer. Acer provides Acer Care Center, which allows you to reset your PC, refresh your PC, or create a factory default backup. Note Acer Care Center is only available with a pre-installed Windows operating system. Important We recommend that you create a Factory Default Backup as soon as possible. In certain situations a full recovery will require a USB recovery backup. Creating a factory default backup 1.Backup allows you to quickly and easily back up your operating system, installed apps and data.From Start, type 'Recovery' in the Note Since the recovery backup requires at least 8 GB of storage after formatting, it is recommended to use a USB drive with a capacity of 16 GB or larger. Recovery - 19 Cortana search box and then select Acer Recovery Management in the list of apps. 2.Select the Backup tab and click Get Started for Create Factory Default Backup to open the Recovery Drive window. 3.Make sure Backup system files to the recovery drive is selected and click Next. 4.Plug in the USB drive and wait for the PC to detect the USB drive then click Next. 20 - Recovery• Since the recovery backup requires at least 8 GB of storage after formatting, it is recommended to use a USB drive with a capacity of 16 GB or larger. 5.Everything on the drive will be deleted. Click Create to continue. 6.You will be shown the backup progress on the screen. 7.Follow the process until it completes. 8.After creating the recovery backup, you can choose to delete the recovery information on your computer. If you delete this information, you can only use the USB recovery backup to restore your computer, if you lose or erase the USB drive, you cannot restore your computer. 9.Unplug the USB drive and label it clearly. Important Write a unique, descriptive label on the backup, such as 'Windows Recovery Backup'. Make sure you keep the backup in a safe place that you will remember. Recovery - 21 Backing up your wireless and LAN drivers Back up your wireless and LAN drivers. You can use these backups to install the wireless and LAN drivers if you install another operating system. 1.From Start, type 'Recovery' in the Cortana search box and then select Acer Recovery Management in the list of apps. 2.Select the Backup tab and click Get started for Backup wireless and LAN drivers. Choose a folder to save your drivers and select OK. Restoring your computer Recovery Management allows you to quickly and easily restore your computer back to its default status. You can choose to keep your files or remove them before reinstalling Windows. Reset this PC and keep my files 1.From Start, type 'Recovery' in the Cortana search box and then click AcerRecovery Management in the list of apps. 2. Select the Restore tab and click Get started to Choose an option. 22 - Recovery3.Select Keep my files to refresh your PC and reinstall your operating system without removing your personal files. 4.If you have apps installed on your PC, they will be removed. Click Next to continue. 5.Reseting the PC will reinstall Windows, change settings back to their factory defaults and remove all preinstalled apps and programs without removing your personal files. Click Reset to continue. 6.You will be shown the reset progress on the screen. The screen will turn off during the reset process. 7.The screen will turn back on when it is installing Windows. Your PC will restart several times during the reset process. 8.Follow the process until it completes. 9.When your PC has completed the reset process, Windows will have been reset back to its factory default settings without removing your personal files. Reset this PC and remove everything 1.From Start, type 'Recovery' in the Cortana search box and then click AcerCare Center in the list of apps. Recovery - 23
- Select the Restore tab and click Get Started to Choose an option. 3.Select Remove everything to reset your PC back to its factory default. This process will reinstall your operating system and remove all of your personal files, apps, and settings. 4.Select Just remove my files if you are keeping your computer. This will be quicker, but less secure. Files may still be recovered with a file recovery program. Select Remove files and clean the drive if you are not keeping 24 - Recoveryyour computer. This process will take longer, but will be more secure. Warning Selecting "Remove files and clean the drive" will remove all of your personal files and accounts, along with pre-existing drivers that may affect your Windows installation.
- Click Reset to continue. 6.You will be shown the reset progress on the screen. The screen will turn off during the reset process. 7.The screen will turn back on when it is installing Windows. Your PC will restart several times during the reset process. 8.Follow the process until it completes. 9.When your PC has completed the reset process, Windows will have been reset back to its factory default settings. Using a Bluetooth connection - 25 USING A BLUETOOTH CONNECTION Bluetooth is a technology enabling you to transfer data wirelessly over short distances between many different types of devices. Bluetooth- enabled devices include computers, cell phones, tablets, wireless headsets, and keyboards. To use Bluetooth, you must ensure the following: 1.Bluetooth is enabled on both devices. 2.Your devices are "paired" (or connected). Enabling and disabling Bluetooth The Bluetooth adapter must be enabled on both devices. For your computer, this may be an external switch, a software setting, or a separate Bluetooth dongle plugged into the computer’s USB port (if no internal Bluetooth adapter is available). Note Please check your devices owner’s manual to determine how to turn on its Bluetooth adapter. Enable Bluetooth and add a device Every new device must first be "paired" with your computer’s Bluetooth adapter. This means it must first be authenticated for security purposes. You only need to pair once. After that, simply turning on the Bluetooth adapter of both devices will connect them. Bluetooth on your computer is disabled by default. To enable your computer’s Bluetooth adapter, do the following: 1.Press the Windows key or select the Windows Start button > Settings > Devices > Bluetooth, and click the toggle under Bluetooth to enable/disable it. 2.Your computer will automatically start searching for devices, as well as make itself visible to other devices. 26 - Using a Bluetooth connection 3.Select the device you wish to pair from the list of discovered devices, and select Pair. 4.A code displays on your computer, which should match the code displayed on your device. Select Yes. Then, accept the pairing from your device. Note Some devices using older versions of the Bluetooth technology require both devices to enter a PIN. In the case of one of the devices not having any inputs (as in a headset), the passcode is hardcoded into the device (usually "0000" or "1234"). Consult your device’s user manual for more information. You can also enter the Bluetooth settings by selecting the Notifications icon in the lower right-hand corner of the screen to open the Notifications pane. From here, you can enable or disable Bluetooth or right-click on Bluetooth > Go to settings to enter the Bluetooth settings. Connecting to the Internet - 27 CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET This chapter includes general information on types of connections, and getting connected to the internet. Some of this information may not apply to your computer. For detailed information, please refer to Network connections on page 66. Your computer’s built-in network features make it easy for you to connect your computer to the internet using a cable or a wireless connection. First though, in order to connect to the internet, you’ll need to sign up for internet services from an ISP (Internet Service Provider) -- usually a phone or cable company -- that will have to go to your home or office to set up internet service. The ISP will install a small box, a router or modem, that will allow you to connect to the internet. Connecting to a wireless network Connecting to a wireless LAN A wireless LAN (or WLAN) is a wireless local area network, which can link two or more computers without using wires. Once connected to WLAN, you can access the internet. You can also share files, other devices, and even your internet connection itself. Warning Using wireless devices while flying in aircraft may be prohibited. All wireless devices must be switched off before boarding an aircraft and during take-off, as they may be dangerous to the operation of the aircraft, disrupt communications, and even be illegal. You may turn on your computer’s wireless devices only when informed that it is safe to do so by the cabin crew. Your computer's wireless connection is turned on by default and Windows will detect and display a list of available networks during setup. Select your network and enter the password if required. Acer notebook computers feature an Airplane mode hotkey that turns the network connection on or off. You can use the network 28 - Connecting to the Internet management options to turn your wireless network on/off or control what is shared over the network. To connect to a wireless network, please follow the steps below. 1.Ensure you have a wireless router/access point and current internet connection through the ISP of your choice. Make a note of the wireless network’s name and password (if necessary). If you are trying to connect to a public network (such as at a coffeeshop), make sure you have the wireless network’s name. Note Please refer to your ISP or router documentation for details on connecting to the internet. 2.In the icon tray in the lower right-hand corner of the screen, select the Notifications icon to open the Notifications pane. 3.Select All settings. Connecting to the Internet - 29 4.Select Network & internet. 5.You will see a list of available wireless networks. Select the one you wish to use. 30 - Connecting to the Internet 6.Once you select a wireless network, select Connect. 7.If required, enter the network’s password. Connecting to the Internet - 31 Connecting with a cable Built-in network feature Plug one end of a network cable into the network port on your computer, and the other end into a port on your router. (Refer to the image below.) Then, you'll be ready to get online. Connecting to a cellular network If your computer has a SIM slot, you can connect to the internet using a cellular phone network. To do this, you must have a compatible SIM card and a data contract with your cellular provider. Contact your cellular provider for more information on connecting to the internet using a cellular network. 32 - Acer Bluelight ShieldACER BLUELIGHT SHIELD Acer Bluelight Shield can be enabled to reduce the blue-light emissions from the screen to protect your eyes. To configure Acer Bluelight Shield, Search for ’Acer Quick Access’. From here you can toggle Acer Bluelight Shield on or off, and you can choose from four different modes to fit your needs: No. Item Description 1 Low Reduction Reduces blue light emission from the LED backlit screen by 10% to 25% for basic protection. 2 Medium Reduction Reduces blue light emission from the LED backlit screen by 26% to 45% to protect your eyes. 3 High Reduction Reduces blue light emission from the LED backlit screen by 46% to 65% for maximum protection. 4 Long Hour Mode Professionally tuned to reduce eye strain over an extended period of time. Note Specifications vary depending on model. Keeping your computer and data safe... In this section you will find: • How to secure your computer • Setting passwords • What you need to prepare when you’re traveling • How to get the most out of your battery
34 - Securing your computer
SECURING YOUR COMPUTER
Your computer is a valuable investment that you need to take care of. Learn how to protect and take care of your computer.
Passwords protect your computer from unauthorized access. Setting these passwords creates several different levels of protection for your computer and data:
• Supervisor Password prevents unauthorized entry into the BIOS utility. Once set, you must enter this password to gain access to the BIOS utility. See Setting passwords on page 36.
• User Password secures your computer against unauthorized use. Combine the use of this password with password checkpoints on boot-up and resume from Hibernation (if available) for maximum security.
• Password on Boot secures your computer against unauthorized use. Combine the use of this password with password checkpoints on boot-up and resume from Hibernation (if available) for maximum security.
Important Do not forget your Supervisor Password! If you forget your password, please get in touch with your dealer or an authorized service center.
When a password is set, a password prompt appears in the center of the display screen.
• When the Supervisor Password is set, a prompt appears when you enter the BIOS utility.
• Type the Supervisor Password and press
to access the BIOS utility. If you enter the password incorrectly, a warning message appears. Try again and press . • When the User Password is set and the password on boot parameter is enabled, a prompt appears at boot-up. Securing your computer - 35 • Type the User Password and press to use the computer. If you enter the password incorrectly, a warning message appears. Try again and press . Important You have three chances to enter a password. If you fail to enter the password correctly after three tries, the system halts. Press and hold the power button for four seconds to shut down the computer. Then turn on the computer again, and try again. 36 - BIOS utility BIOS UTILITY The BIOS utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer's BIOS. Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not normally need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run it. To activate the BIOS utility, press while the computer logo is being displayed. Boot sequence To set the boot sequence in the BIOS utility, activate the BIOS utility, then select Boot from the categories listed on the left of the screen. Setting passwords To set a password on boot, activate the BIOS utility, then select Security from the categories listed on the left of the screen. Find Set Supervisor Password and enter a password to enable this feature. Once you have entered a password for this feature, you may then enable/disable Password on Boot. Remember to select to properly save and exit the BIOS utility when you are done making changes. Power management - 37 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. Saving power Disable Fast startup Your computer uses Fast startup to start quickly, but also uses a small amount of power to check for signals to start. These checks will slowly drain your computer’s battery. If you prefer to reduce your computer’s power requirements and environmental impact, turn off Fast startup: Note If Fast startup is off, your computer will take longer to start from Sleep. Your computer will also not start if it receives an instruction to start over a network (Wake on LAN).
- Open the desktop. 2.Click Power Options in the Notification area. 3.Select More Power Options. 4.Select Choose what the power buttons do. 38 - Power management 5.Select Change settings that are currently unavailable. 6.Scroll down and disable Turn on fast startup. 7.Select Save changes. Battery pack - 39 BATTERY PACK The computer uses an embedded Lithium battery that gives you long use between charges. Battery characteristics The battery is recharged whenever you connect the computer to the AC adapter. Your computer supports charge-in-use, enabling you to recharge the battery while you continue to operate the computer. However, recharging with the computer turned off significantly reduces charge time. The battery will come in handy when you travel or during a power failure. Charging the battery Plug the AC adapter into the computer, and connect to a mains power outlet. Note You are advised to charge the battery before retiring for the day. Charging the battery overnight before traveling enables you to start the next day with a fully charged battery. Conditioning a new battery pack Before you use a battery pack for the first time, there is a conditioning process that you should follow: 1.Connect the AC adapter and fully charge the battery. 2. Turn on the computer and complete setting up the operating system. 3. Disconnect the AC adapter. 4.Operate the computer using battery power. 5.Reconnect the AC adapter and fully charge the battery again. Follow these steps again until the battery has been charged and discharged three times. 40 - Battery pack Use this conditioning process for all new batteries, or if a battery hasn't been used for a long time. Warning Do not expose battery packs to temperatures below 0° C (32° F) or above 45° C (113° F). Extreme temperatures may adversely affect the battery pack. The battery conditioning process ensures your battery accepts the maximum possible charge. Failure to follow this procedure will prevent you from obtaining the maximum battery charge, and will also shorten the effective lifespan of the battery. In addition, the useful lifespan of the battery is adversely affected by the following usage patterns: • Using the computer on constant AC power. • Not discharging and recharging the battery to its extremes, as described above. • Frequent use; the more you use the battery, the faster it will reach the end of its effective life. An embedded battery has a life span of more than 1,000 charge/discharge cycles. Optimizing battery life Optimizing battery life helps you get the most out of battery operation, prolonging the charge/recharge cycle and improving recharging efficiency. You are advised to follow the suggestions set out below: • Use AC power whenever possible, reserving battery for mobile use. • Remove accessories that are not being used (e.g. a USB disk drive), as they can continue to draw power. • Store your PC in a cool, dry place. The recommended temperature is 10° C (50° F) to 30° C (86° F). Higher temperatures cause the battery to self-discharge faster. • Excessive recharging decreases the battery life. • Look after your AC adapter and battery. Battery pack - 41 Checking the battery level The power meter indicates the current battery level. Rest the cursor over the battery/power icon on the taskbar to see the battery's present charge level. Battery-low warning When using battery power pay attention to the power meter. Important Connect the AC adapter as soon as possible after the battery-low warning appears. Data may be lost if the battery is allowed to become fully depleted and the computer shuts down. When the battery-low warning appears, the recommended course of action depends on your situation: Situation Recommended Action The AC adapter and a power outlet are available.
- Plug the AC adapter into the computer, and then connect to the main power supply. 2. Save all necessary files. 3. Resume work. Turn off the computer if you want to recharge the battery rapidly. The AC adapter or a power outlet is unavailable.
- Save all necessary files. 2. Close all applications. 3. Turn off the computer.
42 - Traveling with your computer
TRAVELING WITH YOUR COMPUTER
This section gives you tips and hints to consider when moving around or traveling with your computer.
Disconnecting from the desktop
Follow these steps to disconnect your computer from external accessories: 1.Save any open files. 2.Remove discs from optical drive. 3.Shut down the computer or put it into Sleep or Hibernate mode. 4. Close the display cover. 5.Disconnect the cord from the AC adapter. 6.Disconnect the keyboard, pointing device, printer, external monitor
and other external devices. 7.Disconnect the Kensington lock if you are using one to secure the
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 wake the computer from Sleep mode, open the display and, if necessary, press and release the power button. If you are taking the computer to a client's office or a different building, you may choose to shut down the computer: Press the Windows key +
, click Settings > Power then click Shut Down Or: Traveling with your computer - 43 You can put the computer in Sleep mode by pressing the Sleep hotkey or by closing the display. When you are ready to use the computer again, open the display and, if necessary, press and release the power button. Note The computer may enter Hibernation or Deep Sleep mode after being in Sleep mode for a period of time. What to bring to meetings If your meeting is relatively short, you probably do not need to bring anything with you other than your computer. If your meeting will be longer, 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 the Sleep hotkey or close the display cover whenever you are not actively using the computer. 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: • Check that 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. Warning Avoid packing items next to the top cover of the computer. Pressure against the top cover can damage the screen. 44 - Traveling with your computer What to take with you Unless you have some items at home, take the following items with you: • AC adapter and power cord. • The printed Setup Guide. Special considerations Follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling to and from work: • Minimize the effects of temperature changes by keeping the computer with you. • If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot carry 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 10° C (18° F), 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 carrying 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. Traveling with your computer - 45 Traveling with the computer Important Check with your airline for any special requirements for travelling with Lithium batteries. 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 carrying it into the gate area. What to take with you Take the following items with you: • AC adapter • 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: • 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. Traveling internationally Important Check with your airline for any special requirements for travelling with Lithium batteries. When you are moving from country to country. 46 - Traveling with your computer 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: • AC adapter. • Power cords that are appropriate for your destination(s). • Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer. • Proof of purchase, in case you need to show it to customs officials. • International Travelers Warranty passport. Special considerations Follow the same special considerations as when traveling with the computer. In addition, these tips are useful when traveling internationally: • 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 are compatible with the telecommunications system of the country you are traveling in. Ports and connectors... In this section you will find: • Information on the ports and connectors fitted to your computer
48 - Universal Serial Bus (USB)
UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS (USB)
The USB port is a high-speed port which allows you to connect USB peripherals, such as a mouse, an external keyboard, additional storage (external hard disks), or any other compatible device.
Note Two USB standards are currently available on Acer computers: USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) and USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed USB). USB 2.0 ports on Acer computers have a black tongue in the port, while USB 3.0 ports have a blue tongue. For best performance, USB 3.0 devices should always be plugged into USB 3.0 ports. Consult your device’s documentation to see which standard it supports.
You can also charge devices such as tablets, smartphones, or other devices through a USB port. Some USB 3.0 ports support charging devices when the computer is in Hibernate or turned off. Additionally, you can use a USB hub to connect multiple devices to a single USB port.
Important When removing a USB storage device, you should right-click on the USB icon in the Windows task bar and select "Eject
" to tell the operating system to stop using the device before removing it. Failure to do this may result in data loss or damage to your peripheral. Memory card reader - 49 MEMORY CARD READER Connectivity options Your computer has a card reader and other ports/jacks that allow you to connect peripheral devices to your computer. For instructions on how to connect different external devices to the computer, read the following section. Memory card reader Memory cards are used in a wide selection of digital cameras, PDAs, MP3 players and mobile phones. Inserting a memory card 1.Align the card so that the connector points towards the port, with the connectors facing down. 2.Carefully slide the card into the port. If you find you need to use any force to insert the card, try reorientating the card slightly. 3.Push the card until it clicks into place. A few millimetres of the card will extend from beyond the slot. If the card contains some files, the Windows Auto Play window may appear (this depends on the contents of the card) and ask you if you wish to use a program to access the contents of the card. Select an option here if it is appropriate, otherwise select Cancel. If the card contains no files, or unknown files, a window will open showing the contents of the card. SD, SDHC and SDXC cards Different types of SD cards cover different capacities, while using the same overall design. SD cards contain up to 4 GB; SDHC cards contain up to 32 GB; and SDXC cards can contain up to 2048 GB 50 - Memory card reader (2 TB). Your computer provides an SDHC or SDXC compatible card reader. Note SDXC memory cards can only be used in an SDXC-compatible reader; SD and SDHC cards can be used in either type. Removing a card from a memory card reader
1.Click on Show hidden icons arrow in the Notification Area (next to the clock). 2.Click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon. 3.Click on Eject SD Card (or the name of the device). 4.Wait until a Safe to Remove Hardware message is displayed. 5. Remove the card. 2 1 3 3
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