ACER TRAVELMATE 5110 (01) PDF MANUAL

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PDF Manual Excerpt: TravelMate 5620/5610/5110 Series User's Guide Copyright © 2006. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 5620/5610/5110 Series User's Guide Original Issue: 07/2006 Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes. Such changes will be incorporated in new editions of this manual or supplementary documents and publications. This company makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Record the model number, serial number, purchase date and place of purchase information in the space provided below. The serial number and model number are recorded on the label affixed to your computer. All correspondence concerning your unit should include the serial number, model number and purchase information. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronically, mechanically, by photocopy, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated. TravelMate 5620/5610/5110 Series Notebook PC Model number: __ Serial number: ___ Date of purchase: __ Place of purchase: __ Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated. Other companies' product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies. iii Information for your safety and comfort Safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off before cleaning Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. CAUTION for plug as disconnecting device Observe the following guidelines when connecting and disconnecting power to the power supply unit: Install the power supply unit before connecting the power cord to the AC power outlet. Unplug the power cord before removing the power supply unit from the computerYYu/ e9 . If the system has multiple sources of power, disconnect power from the system by unplugging all power cords from the power supplies. CAUTION for Accessibility Be sure that the power outlet you plug the power cord into is easily accessible and located as close to the equipment operator as possible. When you need to disconnect power to the equipment, be sure to unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. CAUTION for Dummy Card of PCMCIA & Express Slot Your computer shipped with plastic dummies installed in the PCMCIA & Express slot. Dummies protect unused slots from dust, metal object, or other particles. Save the dummy for use when no PCMCIA or Express Card is installed in the slot. Warnings • Do not use this product near water. • Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product falls, it could be seriously damaged. • 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. iv • 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 onto or into the product. • To avoid damage of internal components and to prevent battery leakage, do not place the product on a vibrating surface. • Never use it under sporting, exercising, or any vibrating environment which will probably cause unexpected short current or damage rotor devices, HDD, Optical drive, and even exposure risk from lithium battery pack. Using electrical power • 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. • Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where people will walk on the cord. • 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. • Do not overload a power outlet, strip or receptacle by plugging in too many devices. The overall system load must not exceed 80% of the branch circuit rating. If power strips are used, the load should not exceed 80% of the power strip's input rating. • This product's AC adapter is equipped with a three-wire grounded plug. The plug only fits in a grounded power outlet. Make sure the power outlet is properly grounded before inserting the AC adapter plug. Do not insert the plug into a non-grounded power outlet. Contact your electrician for details. Warning! The grounding pin is a safety feature. Using a power outlet that is not properly grounded may result in electric shock and/or injury. Note: The grounding pin also provides good protection from unexpected noise produced by other nearby electrical devices that may interfere with the performance of this product. • Use the product only with the supplied power supply cord set. If you need to replace the power cord set, make sure that the new power cord meets the following requirements: detachable type, UL listed/CSA certified, type SPT-2, rated 7 A 125 V minimum, VDE approved or its equivalent, 4.6 meters (15 feet) maximum length. v Product servicing 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. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: • the power cord or plug is damaged, cut or frayed • liquid was spilled into the product • the product was exposed to rain or water • the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged • the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service • the product does not operate normally after following the operating instructions Note: 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. Replacing the battery pack The notebook uses lithium batteries. Replace the battery with the same type as that which came bundled with your product. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion. Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not disassemble or dispose of them in fire. Keep them away from children. Follow local regulations when disposing of used batteries. Telephone line safety • Disconnect all telephone lines from the equipment when not in use and/or before servicing. • To avoid the remote risk of electric shock from lightning, do not connect the telephone line to this equipment during lightning or thunderstorms. Warning! For safety reasons, do not use non-compliant parts when adding or changing components. Consult your reseller for purchase options. vi Additional safety information Your device and its enhancements may contain small parts. Keep them out of the reach of small children. Operating environment Warning! For safety reasons, turn off all wireless or radio transmitting devices when using your laptop under the following conditions. These devices may include, but are not limited to: wireless lan (WLAN), Bluetooth and/or 3G. Remember to follow any special regulations in force in any area, and always switch off your device when its use is prohibited or when it may cause interference or danger. Use the device only in its normal operating positions. This device meets RF exposure guidelines when used normally, and it and its antenna are positioned at least 1.5 centimeters (5/8 inches) away from your body (refer to the figure below). It should not contain metal and you should position the device the above-stated distance from your body. To successfully transmit data files or messages, this device requires a good quality connection to the network. In some cases, transmission of data files or messages may be delayed until such a connection is available. Ensure that the above separation distance instructions are followed until the transmission is completed. Parts of the device are magnetic. Metallic materials may be attracted to the device, and persons with hearing aids should not hold the device to the ear with the hearing aid. Do not place credit cards or other magnetic storage media near the device, because information stored on them may be erased. Medical devices Operation of any radio transmitting equipment, including wireless phones, may interfere with the functionality of inadequately protected medical devices. Consult a physician or the manufacturer of the medical device to determine if they are adequately shielded from external RF energy or if you have any questions. Switch off your device in health care facilities when any regulations posted in these areas instruct you to do so. Hospitals or health care facilities may be using equipment that could be sensitive to external RF transmissions.. Pacemakers. Pacemaker manufacturers recommend that a minimum separation of 15.3 centimeters (6 inches) be maintained between wireless devices and a pacemaker to avoid potential interference with the pacemaker. These recommendations are consistent with the independent research by and recommendations of Wireless Technology Research. Persons with pacemakers should do the following: • Always keep the device more than 15.3 centimeters (6 inches) from the pacemaker • Not carry the device near your pacemaker when the device is switched o. If you suspect interference, switch off your device, and move it. Hearing aids. Some digital wireless devices may interfere with some hearing aids. If interference occurs, consult your service provider. vii Vehicles RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic systems in motor vehicles such as electronic fuel injection systems, electronic antiskid (antilock) braking systems, electronic speed control systems, and air bag systems. For more information, check with the manufacturer, or its representative, of your vehicle or any equipment that has been added. Only qualified personnel should service the device, or install the device in a vehicle. Faulty installation or service may be dangerous and may invalidate any warranty that may apply to the device. Check regularly that all wireless equipment in your vehicle is mounted and operating properly. Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or explosive materials in the same compartment as the device, its parts, or enhancements. For vehicles equipped with an air bag, remember that air bags inflate with great force. Do not place objects, including installed or portable wireless equipment in the area over the air bag or in the air bag deployment area. If in-vehicle wireless equipment is improperly installed, and the air bag inflates, serious injury could result. Using your device while flying in aircraft is prohibited. Switch off your device before boarding an aircraft. The use of wireless teledevices in an aircraft may be dangerous to the operation of the aircraft, disrupt the wireless telephone network, and may be illegal. Potentially explosive environments Switch off your device when in any area with a potentially explosive atmosphere and obey all signs and instructions. Potentially explosive atmospheres include areas where you would normally be advised to turn off your vehicle engine. Sparks in such areas could cause an explosion or fire resulting in bodily injury or even death. Switch off the device at refueling points such as near gas pumps at service stations. Observe restrictions on the use of radio equipment in fuel depots, storage, and distribution areas; chemical plants; or where blasting operations are in progress. Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often, but not always, clearly marked. They include below deck on boats, chemical transfer or storage facilities, vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas (such as propane or butane), and areas where the air contains chemicals or particles such as grain, dust or metal powders. Emergency calls Warning: You cannot make emergency calls through this device. To make an emergency call you shall dial out through your mobile phone or other telephone call system. viii Disposal instructions Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit http://global.acer.com/about/sustainability.htm Mercury advisory For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display: Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state or federal laws. For more information, contact the Electronic Industries Alliance at www.eiae.org. For lamp-specific disposal information, check www.lamprecycle.org. ix ENERGY STAR is a government program (public/private partnership) that gives people the power to protect the environment in a cost effective way and without sacrificing quality or product features. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE). In the average home, 75% of all electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. ENERGY STAR qualified home electronic products in the off position use up to 50% less energy than conventional equipment. More information refers to http://www.energystar.gov and http://www.energystar.gov/powermangement. As an ENERGY STAR partner, Acer Inc. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. This product has been shipped enabled for power management: • Activate display’ Sleep mode within 15 minutes of user inactivity. • Activate computer’s Sleep mode within 30 minutes of user inactivity. • Wake the computer from Sleep mode by pushing power button. • More power management settings can be done through Acer ePower Management. Tips and information for comfortable use Computer users may complain of eyestrain and headaches after prolonged use. Users are also at risk of physical injury after long hours of working in front of a computer. Long work periods, bad posture, poor work habits, stress, inadequate working conditions, personal health and other factors greatly increase the risk of physical injury. Incorrect computer usage may lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tenosynovitis or other musculoskeletal disorders. The following symptoms may appear in the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck or back: • numbness, or a burning or tingling sensation • aching, soreness or tenderness • pain, swelling or throbbing • stiffness or tightness • coldness or weakness If you have these symptoms, or any other recurring or persistent discomfort and/or pain related to computer use, consult a physician immediately and inform your company's health and safety department. The following section provides tips for more comfortable computer use. x Finding your comfort zone Find your comfort zone by adjusting the viewing angle of the monitor, using a footrest, or raising your sitting height to achieve maximum comfort. Observe the following tips: • refrain from staying too long in one fixed posture • avoid slouching forward and/or leaning backward • stand up and walk around regularly to remove the strain on your leg muscles • take short rests to relax your neck and shoulders • avoid tensing your muscles or shrugging your shoulders • install the external display, keyboard and mouse properly and within comfortable reach • if you view your monitor more than your documents, place the display at the center of your desk to minimize neck strain Taking care of your vision Long viewing hours, wearing incorrect glasses or contact lenses, glare, excessive room lighting, poorly focused screens, very small typefaces and low-contrast displays could stress your eyes. The following sections provide suggestions on how to reduce eyestrain. Eyes • Rest your eyes frequently. • Give your eyes regular breaks by looking away from the monitor and focusing on a distant point. • Blink frequently to keep your eyes from drying out. Display • Keep your display clean. • Keep your head at a higher level than the top edge of the display so your eyes point downward when looking at the middle of the display. • Adjust the display brightness and/or contrast to a comfortable level for enhanced text readability and graphics clarity. • Eliminate glare and reflections by: • placing your display in such a way that the side faces the window or any light source • minimizing room light by using drapes, shades or blinds • using a task light • changing the display's viewing angle • using a glare-reduction filter • using a display visor, such as a piece of cardboard extended from the display's top front edge • Avoid adjusting your display to an awkward viewing angle. • Avoid looking at bright light sources, such as open windows, for extended periods of time. xi Developing good work habits Develop the following work habits to make your computer use more relaxing and productive: • Take short breaks regularly and often. • Perform some stretching exercises. • Breathe fresh air as often as possible. • Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy body. Warning! We do not recommend using the computer on a couch or bed. If this is unavoidable, work for only short periods, take breaks regularly, and do some stretching exercises. Note: For more information, please refer to "Regulations and safety notices" on page 67 in the AcerSystem User's Guide. xii First things first We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. Your guides To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides: First off, the Just for Starters... poster helps you get started with setting up your computer. The printed User's Guide introduces you to the basic features and functions of your new computer. For more on how your computer can help you to be more productive, please refer to the AcerSystem User's Guide. This guide contains detailed information on such subjects as system utilities, data recovery, expansion options and troubleshooting. In addition it contains warranty information and the general regulations and safety notices for your notebook. It is available in Portable Document Format (PDF) and comes preloaded on your notebook. Follow these steps to access it: 1 Click on Start, All Programs, AcerSystem. 2 Click on AcerSystem User's Guide. Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Reader. If Adobe Reader is not installed on your computer, clicking on AcerSystem User's Guide will run the Adobe Reader setup program first. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. For instructions on how to use Adobe Reader, access the Help and Support menu. 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 button below the LCD screen beside the easy-launch buttons. See "Front view" on page 15 for the location of the power button. xiii To turn the power off, do any of the following: • Use the Windows shutdown command Click on Start, Turn Off Computer, then click on Turn Off. • Use the power button You can also shut down the computer by closing the display cover, or by pressing the sleep hotkey + . 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 0 oC (32 oF) or above 50 oC (122 oF). • 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. 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. Carefully route the power cord and any cables away from foot traffic. • 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. xiv Taking care of your battery pack Here are some ways to take care of your battery pack: • Use only batteries of the same kind as replacements. Turn the power off before removing or replacing batteries. • Do not tamper with batteries. Keep them away from children. • Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if possible. Cleaning and servicing When cleaning the computer, follow these steps: 1 Turn off the computer and remove the battery pack. 2 Disconnect the AC adapter. 3 Use a soft, moist cloth. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. If either of the following occurs: • the computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged; • the computer does not operate normally please refer to "Frequently asked questions" on page 47. Information for your safety and comfort iii Safety instructions iii Additional safety information vi Operating environment vi Medical devices vi Vehicles vii Potentially explosive environments vii Emergency calls vii Disposal instructions viii Tips and information for comfortable use ix First things first xii Your guides xii Basic care and tips for using your computer xii Turning your computer on and off xii Taking care of your computer xiii Taking care of your AC adapter xiii Taking care of your battery pack xiv Cleaning and servicing xiv Acer Empowering Technology 1 Empowering Technology password 1 Acer eDataSecurity Management (for selected models) 2 Acer eLock Management 3 Acer ePerformance Management 5 Acer eRecovery Management 6 Acer eSettings Management 8 Acer eNet Management (for selected models) 9 Acer ePower Management 11 Acer ePresentation Management 14 Your Acer notebook tour 15 Front view 15 Closed front view 16 Left view 18 Right view 18 Rear view 19 Base view 20 Specifications 21 Indicators 27 Easy-launch buttons 28 Touchpad 29 Touchpad basics 29 Using the keyboard 31 Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad 31 Windows keys 32 Hotkeys 32 Special keys 34 Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray 35 Using a computer security lock 35 Audio 36 Adjusting the volume 36 Acer OrbiCam 37 Launching the Acer OrbiCam (for 1.3 megapixel camera models only) 38 Changing the Acer OrbiCam settings 38 Capturing photos/videos 40 Using the Acer OrbiCam as webcam 40 Enabling the Acer VisageON (for 1.3 megapixel camera models only) 41 Using the system utilities 44 Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) 44 Launch Manager 45 Norton Internet Security 2006 46 Frequently asked questions 47 Requesting service 50 International Travelers Warranty (ITW) 50 Before you call 50 Taking your notebook PC with you 51 Disconnecting from the desktop 51 Moving around 51 Preparing the computer 51 What to bring to meetings 52 Taking the computer home 52 Preparing the computer 52 What to take with you 52 Special considerations 53 Setting up a home office 53 Traveling with the computer 53 Preparing the computer 53 What to take with you 53 Special considerations 54 Traveling internationally with the computer 54 Preparing the computer 54 What to bring with you 54 Special considerations 54 Securing your computer 55 Using a computer security lock 55 Using passwords 55 Entering passwords 56 Setting passwords 56 Expanding through options 57 Connectivity options 57 Fax/data modem 57 Built-in network feature 58 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 58 PC Card slot 59 Installing memory 60 BIOS utility 60 Boot sequence 60 Enable disk-to-disk recovery 61 Password 61 Using software 61 Playing DVD movies 61 Power management 62 Acer eRecovery Management 62 Create backup 63 Restore from backup 63 Create factory default image CD 64 Re-install bundled software without CD 64 Change password 65 Troubleshooting 66 Troubleshooting tips 66 Error messages 66 Regulations and safety notices 67 FCC notice 67 Modem notices 68 Laser compliance statement 71 LCD pixel statement 71 Macrovision copyright protection notice 71 Radio device regulatory notice 72 General 72 European Union (EU) 72 The FCC RF safety requirement 74 Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210) 75 Federal Communications Comission Declaration of Conformity 76 77 LCD panel ergonomic specifications 78 Index 79 1 Acer Empowering Technology Acer's innovative Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer computer. Displayed by default in the upper-right corner of your screen, it features the following handy utilities: • Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms (for selected models). • Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media. • Acer ePerformance Management improves system performance by optimizing disk space, memory and registry settings. • Acer eRecovery Management backs up and recovers data flexibly, reliably and completely. • Acer eSettings Management accesses system information and adjusts settings easily. • Acer eNet Management hooks up to location-based networks intelligently (for selected models). • Acer ePower Management extends battery power via versatile usage profiles. • Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings conveniently. For more information, right click on the Empowering Technology toolbar, then select the Help or Tutorial function. Empowering Technology password Before using Acer eLock Management and Acer eRecovery Management, you must initialize the Empowering Technology password. Right-click on the Empowering Technology toolbar and select "Password Setup" to do so. If you do not initialize the Empowering Technology password, you will be prompted to do so when running Acer eLock Management or Acer eRecovery Management for the first time. Note: If you lose your password, there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your notebook or taking your notebook to an Acer Customer Service Center. Be sure to remember or write down your password. 2 Acer eDataSecurity Management (for selected models) Acer eDataSecurity Management is a handy file encryption utility that protects your files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. It is conveniently integrated with Windows Explorer as a shell extension for quick and easy data encryption/decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for MSN Messenger and Microsoft Outlook. The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a supervisor password and default encryption. This encryption will be used to encrypt files by default, or you can choose to enter your own file-specific password when encrypting a file. Note: The password used to encrypt a file is the unique key that the system needs to decrypt it. If you lose the password, the supervisor password is the only other key capable of decrypting the file. If you lose both passwords, there will be no way to decrypt your encrypted file! Be sure to safeguard all related passwords! 3 Acer eLock Management Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock your removable data, optical and floppy drives to ensure that data can't be stolen while your notebook is unattended. • Removable data devices — includes USB disk drives, USB pen drives, USB flash drives, USB MP3 drives, USB memory card readers, IEEE 1394 disk drives and any other removable disk drives that can be mounted as a file system when plugged into the system. • Optical drive devices — includes any kind of CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drives. • Floppy disk drives — 3.5-inch disks only. • Interfaces — includes serial port, parallel port, infrared (IR), and Bluetooth. 4 To activate Acer eLock Management, a password must be set first. Once set, you can apply locks to any of the devices types. Lock(s) will immediately be set without any reboot necessary, and will remain locked after rebooting, until unlocked. Note: If you lose your password, there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your notebook or taking your notebook to an Acer Customer Service Center. Be sure to remember or write down your password. 5 Acer ePerformance Management Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of your Acer computer. It provides an express optimization method to release unused memory and disk space quickly. The user can also enable advanced options for full control over the following options: • Memory optimization — releases unused memory and check usage. • Disk optimization — removes unneeded items and files. • Speed optimization — improves the usability and performance of your Windows XP system. 6 Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer. The Acer eRecovery Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on your system's hard drive. By default, user-created backups are stored on the D:\ drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with: • Password protection. • Recovery of applications and drivers. • Image/data backup: • Back up to HDD (set recovery point). • Back up to CD/DVD. • Image/data recovery tools: • Recover from a hidden partition (factory defaults). • Recover from the HDD (most recent user-defined recovery point). • Recover from CD/DVD 7 For more information, please refer to "Acer eRecovery Management" on page 62 in the AcerSystem User's Guide. Note: If your computer did not come with a Recovery CD or System CD, please use Acer eRecovery Management's "System backup to optical disk" feature to burn a backup image to CD or DVD. To ensure the best results when recovering your system using a CD or Acer eRecovery Management, detach all peripherals (except the external Acer ODD, if your computer has one), including your Acer ezDock. 8 Acer eSettings Management Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications, change BIOS passwords or other Windows settings, and to monitor the system health status. Acer eSettings Management also: • Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigation. • Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users on Acer computer. 9 Acer eNet Management (for selected models) Acer eNet Management helps you to quickly and easily connect to both wired and wireless networks in a variety of locations. To access this utility, either click on the "Acer eNet Management" icon on your notebook, or start the program from the Start menu. You also have the option to set Acer eNet Management to start automatically when you boot up your PC. Acer eNet Management automatically detects the best settings for a new location, while offering you the freedom to manually adjust the settings to match your needs. 10 Acer eNet Management can save network settings for a location to a profile, and automatically switch to the appropriate profile when you move from one location to another. Settings stored include network connection settings (IP and DNS settings, wireless AP details, etc.), as well as default printer settings. Security and safety concerns mean that Acer eNet Management does not store username and password information. Acer ePower Management Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface. To launch it, select Acer ePower Management from the Empowering Technology interface. AC mode (Adapter mode) The default setting is "Maximum Performance." You can adjust CPU speed, LCD brightness and other settings, or click on buttons to turn the following functions on/off: Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, CardBus, FireWire(1394), Wired LAN and Optical Device if supported. DC mode (Battery mode) There are four pre-defined profiles — Entertainment, Presentation, Word Processing, and Battery Life. You can also define up to three of your own. To create a new power profile: 1 Change power settings as desired. 2 Click "Save as ..." to save to a new power profile. 3 Name the newly created profile. 4 Select whether this profile is for Adapter or Battery mode, then click "OK". 5 The new profile will appear in the profile list. 11 E m p o w e r i n g T e c h n o l o g y 12 E y g o l o n h c e T g n i r e w o p m Battery status For real-time battery life estimates based on current usage, refer to the panel in the upper half of the window.. For additional options, click "Settings" to: • Set alarms. • Re-load factory defaults. • Select what actions to be taken when the cover is closed or the power button is pressed. • Set passwords for accessing the system after Hibernation or Standby. • View information about Acer ePower Management. 13 14 Acer ePresentation Management Acer ePresentation Management lets you project your computer's display to an external device or projector using the hot key: Fn + F5. If auto-detection hardware is implemented in the system and the external display supports it, your system display will be automatically switched out when an external display is connected to the system. For projectors and external devices that are not auto-detected, launch Acer ePresentation Management to choose an appropriate display setting. Note: If the restored resolution is not correct after disconnecting a projector, or you need to use an external resolution that is not supported by Acer ePresentation Management, adjust your display settings using Display Properties or the utility provided by the graphics vendor. 15 Your Acer notebook tour After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster, let us show you around your new Acer notebook. Front view

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1 Built-in camera 1.3 megapixel or 310,000 pixel web camera for video communication (for selected models). 2 Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output. 16

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3 Status indicators Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. 4 Wireless communication button Closed front view Enable/disables the wireless function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. 5 Bluetooth communication button Enable/disables the Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. 6 Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. 7 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 8 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. 9 Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. 10 Keyboard For entering data into your computer. 11 Power button Turns the computer on and off. 12 Easy-launch buttons Buttons for launching frequently used programs. See "Easy-launch buttons" on page 28 for more details.

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1 Speakers Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. 2 Line-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman). 17

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3 Microphone-in jack Accepts input from external microphones. 4 Headphones/speaker/ line-out jack with S/PDIF support Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones). 5 Power indicator Indicates the computer's power status. 6 Battery indicator Indicates the computer's batttery status. 7 Bluetooth communication indicator Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. 8 Wireless communication indicator Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. 9 Latch Locks and releases the lid. 18 Left view

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1 Kensington lock slot Right view Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. 2 Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs (slot-load or tray-load depending on model). 3 Optical disk access indicator Lights up when the optical drive is active (location depends on model). 4 Optical drive eject button Ejects the optical disk from the drive (location depends on model). 5 Emergency eject hole Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off (location depends on model).

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1 PC Card slot eject button Ejects the PC Card from the slot. 2 PC Card slot Accepts one Type II PC Card. 19

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3 5-in-1 card reader Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD- Picture Card (xD). 4 Three USB 2.0 ports Rear view Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 5 Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. 6 DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter.

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1 USB 2.0 port Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 2 S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. 3 External display (VGA) port Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). 4 Modem (RJ-11) port Connects to a phone line. 5 Ethernet (RJ-45) port Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based network. 6 Battery Powers the computer. 20 Base view

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1 Battery release latch Releases the battery for removal. 2 Cooling fan Helps keep the computer cool. Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. 3 Mini PCI card bay Houses the computer's Mini PCI card. 4 Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. 5 Memory compartment Houses the computer's main memory. 6 PCI Express Mini Card bay Houses the computer's PCI Express Mini Card. 7 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws). 8 Acer DASP (Disk Anti- Shock Protection) Protects the hard disk drive from shocks and bumps. 9 Battery lock Locks the battery in position. 10 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 21 Specifications Operating system • Genuine Windows ® XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2) • Genuine Windows ® XP Professional (Service Pack 2) • Genuine Windows ® XP Professional x64 Edition (for TravelMate 5620 Series) Platform TravelMate 5620 Series Intel ® Centrino ® Duo mobile technology, featuring: • Intel ® Core TM 2 Duo processor T7200/T7400/T7600 (4MB L2 cache, 2.0/2.16/2.33 GHz, 667 MHz FSB) and T5500/T5600 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.66/1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB), supporting Intel ® EM64T • Mobile Intel ® 945GM/PM Express chipset • Intel ® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a/b/g) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TM solution, supporting Acer SignalUp TM wireless technology TravelMate 5610 Series Intel ® Centrino ® Duo mobile technology, featuring: • Intel ® Core TM Duo processor T2300/T2400/T2500/ T2600 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.66/1.83/2.0/2.16 GHz, 667 MHz FSB) • Mobile Intel ® 945PM/GM Express chipset • Intel ® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a/b/g) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TM solution, supporting Acer SignalUp TM wireless technology TravelMate 5110 Series • Intel ® Celeron ® M processor 410/420/430 (1 MB L2 cache, 1.46/1.60/1.73 GHz, 533 MHz FSB) • Mobile Intel ® 940GML Express chipset • Acer InviLink TM 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TM solution, supporting Acer SignalUp TM wireless technology 22 System memory TravelMate 5620/5610 Series • Up to 2 GB of DDR2 533/667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support) TravelMate 5110 Series • Up to 1 GB of DDR2 533 MHz memory, upgradeable to 2 GB using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support) Display and graphics • 17.1" WXGA+ 200-nit high-brightness TFT LCD, 1440 x 900 pixel resolution, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista TM • NVIDIA ® GeForce ® Go 7300 up to 512 MB TurboCache TM (256 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, 256 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft ® DirectX ® 9.0, Shader Model 3.0, OpenEXR High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, NVIDIA ® PowerMizer TM 6.0, PCI Express ® , or • Mobile Intel ® 945GM Express chipset with integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, up to 224 MB of shared system memory, supporting Microsoft ® DirectX ® 9.0 and PCI Express ® and dual independent displays • 16.7 million colors • MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability • S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) support TurboCache TM memory allocation varies depending on configuration. Storage subsystem • 80/100/120 GB or higher hard disk drive with Acer Disk Anti-Shock Protection (DASP) • Optical drive options: • DVD-Super Multi double-layer • DVD-Dual double-layer • DVD/CD-RW combo drive • 5-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick ® (MS), Memory Stick PRO TM (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card TM (xD) 23 Dimensions and weight • With Acer OrbiCam TM • 400 (W) x 295 (D) x 31.4/39.9 (H) mm (15.75 x 11.61 x 1.24/1.57 inches) • 3.81kg (8.39 Ibs.) with 8-cell battery pack • 3.68kg (8.10 Ibs.) with 6-cell battery pack • Without Acer OrbiCam TM • 400 (W) x 295 (D) x 31.4/39.9 (H) mm (15.75 x 11.61 x 1.24/1.57 inches) • 3.79 kg (8.35 lbs.) with 8-cell battery pack • 3.66 kg (8.06 lbs.) with 6-cell battery pack Power subsystem • ACPI 2.0 CPU power management standard: supports Standby and Hibernation power-saving modes • 71 W 4800 mAh (8-cell) or 44 W 4000 mAh (6-cell) Li-ion battery pack • Acer QuicCharge TM technology: • 80% charge in 1 hour • 2-hour rapid charge system-off • 2.5-hour charge-in-use • 3-pin 90 W AC adapter Input devices • 105-/106-key keyboard • Touchpad with 4-way scroll button • Four easy-launch buttons • Two LED-buttons: WLAN, Bluetooth ® Audio • Audio system with two built-in speakers • Intel ® High-Definition audio support • Sound Blaster Pro TM and MS Sound compatible • S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers • Built-in microphone 24 Communication • Acer Video Conference featuring Voice and Video over Internet Protocol (VVoIP) support via Acer OrbiCam TM and optional Acer Bluetooth ® VoIP phone • Acer OrbiCam TM integrated 1.3 megapixel or 310,000 pixel CMOS camera (for selected models), featuring: • 225 degree ergonomic rotation • Acer VisageON TM technology (for 1.3 megapixel camera models only) • Acer PrimaLite TM technology • Modem: 56K ITU V.92 with PTT approval; Wake-on-Ring ready • LAN: gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready • WPAN: Bluetooth ® 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) • WLAN: Intel ® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a/b/g) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TM solution, supporting Acer SignalUp TM wireless technology (for TravelMate 5620/5610 Series) • WLAN: integrated Acer InviLink TM 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TM solution, supporting Acer SignalUp TM wireless technology (for TravelMate 5110 Series) I/O interface • PC Card slot (one Type II) • Four USB 2.0 ports • External display (VGA) port • S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port • Headphones/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support • Microphone-in jack • Line-in jack • Ethernet (RJ-45) port • Modem (RJ-11) port • DC-in jack for AC adapter Security • Kensington lock slot • BIOS user and supervisor passwords • Acer DASP+ including Acer DASP (Disk Anti-Shock Protection) 25 Software • Acer Empowering Technology • Acer eDataSecurity Management (for selected models) • Acer eLock Management • Acer ePerformance Management • Acer eRecovery Management • Acer eSettings Management • Acer eNet Management (for selected models) • Acer ePower Management • Acer ePresentation Management • Acer GridVista TM • Acer Launch Manager • Norton AntiVirus TM • Adobe ® Reader ® • CyberLink ® PowerDVD TM • NTI CD-Maker TM Options and accessories • Acer Bluetooth ® VoIP phone • 512 MB, 1 or 2 GB DDR2 533/667 MHz soDIMM module • 8-cell Li-ion battery pack • 6-cell Li-ion battery pack • 3-pin 90 W AC adapter • External USB floppy disk drive Environment • Temperature: • Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C • Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C • Humidity (non-condensing): • Operating: 20% to 80% • Non-operating: 20% to 80% 26 System • Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) compliance • Wi-Fi ® • ACPI • Mobile PC 2002 • DMI 2.0 Warranty One-year International Travelers Warranty (ITW) Note: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased. 27 Indicators The computer has serveral easy-to-read status indicators: The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed up. Icon Function Description HDD Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Caps Lock Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. Num Lock Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Power Indicates the computer's power status. Battery Indicates the computer's batttery status. Bluetooth Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Wireless LAN Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. 28

  1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light shows green when in AC mode. Easy-launch buttons There are several conveniently located easy-launch buttons. They are: mail, Web browser, Empowering Key < > and one user-programmable button. Press < > to run the Acer Empowering Technology. Please see "Acer Empowering Technology" on page 1. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. See "Launch Manager" on page 45. Easy-launch button Default application Acer Empowering Technology (user-programmable) Mail Email application (user-programmable) Web browser Internet browser (user-programmable) P User-programmable 29 Touchpad The built-in touchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the cursor responds as you move your finger across the surface of the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest provides optimum comfort and support. Touchpad basics The following items show you how to use the touchpad: • Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor. • Press the left (1) and right (4) buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button. • Use the 4-way scroll (3) 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. 30 Function Left button (1) Right button (4) Main touchpad (2) Center button (3) Execute Quickly click twice. Note: When using the touchpad, keep it — and your fingers — dry and clean. The touchpad is sensitive to finger movement; hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response. Tapping harder will not increase the touchpad's responsiveness. Note: By default, vertical and horizontal scrolling is enabled on your touchpad. It can be disabled under Mouse settings in Windows Control Panel. Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button). Select Click once. Tap once. Drag Click and hold, then use finger on the touchpad to drag the cursor. Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button); rest your finger on the touchpad on the second tap and drag the cursor. Access context menu Click once. Scroll Click and hold to move up/ down/left/ right. 31 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. Num Lock When Num Lock is on, the right hand side numeric keypad is in numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /). When Num Lock is off, the keys assume cursor and other shortcut functions. Scroll Lock + 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. 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. 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. Hold while using cursor-control keys. Main keyboard keys Hold while typing letters on embedded keypad. Type the letters in a normal manner. 32 Windows keys 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: < > + : Activates the next Taskbar button. < > + : Opens the My Computer window. < > + : Opens Help and Support Center. < > + : Opens the Search Results window. < > + : Opens the Run dialog box. < > + : Minimizes all windows. + < > + : Undoes the minimize all windows action. Application key Hotkeys The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness, volume output and the BIOS utility. To activate hotkeys, press and hold the key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; it opens the application's context menu. 33 Hotkey Icon Function Description + Hotkey help Displays help on hotkeys. + Acer eSettings Launches Acer eSettings in Acer Empowering Technology. See "Acer Empowering Technology" on page 1. + Acer ePower Management Launches Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology. See "Acer Empowering Technology" on page 1. + Sleep Puts the computer in Sleep mode. + Display toggle Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both. + Screen blank Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return. + Touchpad toggle Turns the internal touchpad on and off. + Speaker toggle Turns the speakers on and off. + <↑ data-preserve-html-node="true"> Volume up Increases the sound volume. + <↓ data-preserve-html-node="true"> Volume down Decreases the sound volume. + <→ data-preserve-html-node="true"> Brightness up Increases the screen brightness. + <← data-preserve-html-node="true"> Brightness down Decreases the screen brightness. 34 E h s i l g n Special keys You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. The Euro symbol 1 Open a text editor or word processor. 2 Either press < > at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold and then press the <5 data-preserve-html-node="true"> key at the upper-center of the keyboard. Note: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq12.htm for more information. The US dollar sign 1 Open a text editor or word processor. 2 Either press < > at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold and then press the <4 data-preserve-html-node="true"> key at the upper-center of the keyboard. Note: This function varies according to the language settings. 35 Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray Press the drive eject button to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is on. Insert a paper clip to the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is off. Using a computer security lock The notebook comes with a Kensington-compatible security slot for a 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. 36 Audio The computer comes with 32-bit Intel High-Definition audio, and built-in stereo speakers. Adjusting the volume Use hotkeys to easily adjust the volume on your computer. See "Hotkeys" on page 32 for more information on adjusting the speaker volume. 37 Acer OrbiCam The Acer OrbiCam is a 1.3 megapixel or 310,000 pixel CMOS camera E n g l i s h appropriately mounted on top of the LCD panel. The camera's 225-degree ergonomic rotation allows you to capture high-resolution photos or videos up front or at the back of the LCD panel. The Acer OrbiCam fully supports the Acer Video Conference technology so you transmit the best video conference quality over an Instant Messenger service. Getting to know your Acer OrbiCam 1 2 3

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    1 Lens 2 Power indicator 3 Rubber grip (selected models only) Rotating the Acer OrbiCam The Acer OrbiCam rotates 225 degrees counterclockwise to achieve the desired angle. Refer to the illustrations below. Note: DO NOT rotate the camera clockwise to prevent damage to the device. For your convenience, the camera snaps to 45 degrees to match the position of your face in front or at the back of the LCD panel. 38 E h s i l g n Launching the Acer OrbiCam (for 1.3 megapixel camera models only) To launch the Acer OrbiCam, double-click on the Acer OrbiCam logo in the desktop. OR Click Start > All Programs > Acer > Acer OrbiCam. The Acer OrbiCam capture window appears. Changing the Acer OrbiCam settings Resolution To change the capture resolution, click the displayed resolution at the bottom right corner of the capture window, then select the desired resolution. Note: Setting the camera resolution to 640 x 480 or larger does not change the capture window size. Options Click Options to display the Window, Preview, and Folder tabs. Use the options to change the capture window size, preview settings, and the folder for captured photos or videos. Camera Settings Basic settings Click the Camera Settings icon on the bottom right corner of the capture display, then select Camera Settings from the pop-up menu. You can adjust the Video, Audio, and Zoom/Face tracking options from this window. 39 E n g l i s h 40 Capture settings From the Camera Settings window, click the Driver Settings button. The Properties window appears. Device Settings allows you to change the camera brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, sharpness, etc. Advanced Settings allows you to activate gain control, implement image mirror, select image enhancements and anti-flicker settings, and turn on/off the camera indicator. Zoom/Face Track Settings allows you to adjust the zoom level and turn the face-tracking feature on or off. Capturing photos/videos To capture a photo or a video clip, rotate the Acer OrbiCam to get the desired angle, then click the Take a Picture or Record a Video button. The Windows Picture and Fax Viewer or the Windows Media Player automatically launches to display/play a preview of the photo/video clip. Note: By default, all photos and videos are saved in the My Pictures and My Videos folder. Using the Acer OrbiCam as webcam The Acer OrbiCam is automatically selected as the capture device of any Instant Messenger (IM) application. To use the Acer OrbiCam as a webcam, open the IM service, then select the video/webcam feature. You can now broadcast from your location to an IM partner anywhere in the world. 41 Enabling the Acer VisageON (for 1.3 megapixel camera models only) The Acer VisageON technology comes with two features: Face tracking and Video effects (selected models only). The face tracking feature tracks your head movement and automatically centers your face in the capture window. The video effects feature allows you to select and apply an effect to your video transmissions. Note: The face tracking feature is not capable of centering your face beyond the capture window frame. Minimal head movements are tracked more efficiently. To enable the Acer VisageON: 1 Right-click on this icon, then select VisageON from the pop-up menu. The VisageON window appears. 2 Select and apply a video effect from the left section of the VisageON window. Change the face tracking settings and options from the right section. 42 E h s i l g n Using the face tracking feature To use the face tracking feature: 1 Click the left icon down arrow button, then select Single User or Multiple Users from the pop-up menu. For multiple users, the face tracking feature automatically centers all the users' face in the capture window, otherwise the utility centers the face of the user closest to the camera. 2 Click the right icon to zoom in/out or reset the current view. 3 Click VisageON to display a pop-menu that allows configuration of the camera, face tracking and video effects settings. Using video effects (selected models only) The Video Settings section allows you to select an avatar or accessory video effect from the list. To select an effect: 1 Click the encircled icon to display the available video effects. The Video Effect Selection window appears. 2 Click on a video effect to use. The selected effect appears in the video effects section of the VisageON window. Note: 1. When using avatars, you may have to calibrate the face points to achieve better tracking. Follow screen instructions from the VisageON window to continue. 2. You may use video effects when using the camera for IM chat/ video sessions or call conferences. 43 E n g l i s h 44 Using the system utilities Note: The system utilities work under Microsoft Windows XP only. Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) Note: This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual monitor feature of your notebook, first ensure that the second monitor is connected, then, select Start, Control Panel, Display and click on Settings. Select the secondary monitor (2) icon in the display box and then click the check box Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process. Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four pre-defined display settings so you can view multiple windows on the same screen. To access this function, please go to Start, All Programs and click on Acer GridVista. You may choose any one of the four display settings indicated below: 1 2 1 Double (vertical), Triple (primary at left), Triple (primary at right), or Quad Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible, allowing two displays to be partitioned independently. 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 45 Acer GridVista is simple to set up: 1 Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each display from the taskbar. 2 Drag and drop each window into the appropriate grid. 3 Enjoy the convenience of a well-organized desktop. Note: Please ensure that the resolution setting of your second monitor is set to the manufacturer's recommended value. Launch Manager Launch Manager allows you to set the four easy-launch buttons located above the keyboard. "Easy-launch buttons" on page 28 for the location of the easy- launch buttons. You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start, All Programs, and then Launch Manager to start the application. 46 Norton Internet Security 2006 Norton Internet Security 2006 is a software suite that automatically protects your computer from viruses, worms, malware, email spam and other Internet- carried risks. Scanning your system A Full System Scan scans all files on your computer. To perform a system scan: 1 Start Norton Internet Security Double-click the Norton Internet Security icon on the desktop or click on the Start menu in the Windows taskbar, highlight Programs, and select Norton Internet Security. 2 Click on the Norton AntiVirus tab, and select Scans. 3 In the Scans panel, click Run Full System Scan. 4 When the scan is complete, a scan summary appears. Click Finished. You can schedule customized virus scans that run unattended on specific dates and times or at periodic intervals. If you are using the computer when the scheduled scan begins, it runs in the background so that you do not have to stop working. For more information refer to the Norton AntiVirus Help menu. 47 Frequently asked questions The following is a list of possible situations that may arise during the use of E n g l i s h your computer. Easy solutions are provided for each one. I turned on the power, but the computer does not start or boot up. Look at the power indicator: • If it is not lit, no power is being supplied to the computer. Check the following: • If you are using on the battery, 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 properly plugged into the computer and to the power outlet. • If it is lit, check the following: • Is a non-bootable (non-system) disk in the external USB floppy drive? Remove or replace it with a system disk and press + + to restart the system. 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, three things might be the cause: • The brightness level might be too low. Press + <→ data-preserve-html-node="true"> (increase) to adjust the brightness level. • The display device might be set to an external monitor. Press the display toggle hotkey + to toggle the display back to the computer. • If the Sleep indicator is lit, the computer is in Sleep mode. Press and release the power button to resume. Image is not full-screen. Each computer display has a different native resolution depending on the screen. If you set the resolution lower than this native resoution, the screen expands to fill the 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. 48 E h s i l g n 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 all option. • The volume level may be too low. In Windows, look at the volume control icon on the taskbar. You can also use the volume control buttons to adjust the volume. See "Hotkeys" on page 32 for more detail. • If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to the line- out port on the computer, the internal speakers automatically turn off. I want to eject the optical drive tray without turning on the power. There is a mechanical eject hole on the optical drive. Simply insert the tip of a pen or paperclip into the hole and push to eject the tray. (If your computer's optical drive is a slot-load model, it will not have an eject hole.) The keyboard does not respond. Try attaching an external keyboard to a USB port on the computer. If it works, contact your dealer or an authorized service center as the internal keyboard cable may be loose. 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. • Make sure that the printer cable is connected securely to the computer's parallel port or a USB port and the corresponding port on the printer. I want to set up my location to use the internal modem. To properly use your communication software (e.g. HyperTerminal), you need to set up your location: 1 Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel. 2 Double-click on Phone and Modem Options. 3 Click on Dialing Rules and begin setting up your location. Refer to the Windows manual. 49 Note: Please note, on first booting your notebook, that you can skip the Internet Connection setup, as it is not necessary to E n g l i s h complete the installation of your Operating System. After the Operating System is set up, you can proceed with the Internet Connection setup. I want to restore my computer to its original settings without recovery CDs. Note: If your system is the multilingual version, the operating system and language you choose when you first turn on the system will be the only option for future recovery operations. 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 using this option. Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings. 1 Check to see if Acer disk-to-disk recovery is enabled or not. 2 Make sure the D2D Recovery setting in Main is Enabled. 3 Exit the BIOS utility and save changes. The system will reboot. Note: To activate the BIOS utility, press during POST. 50 To start the recovery process: 1 Restart the system. 2 While the Acer logo is showing, press + at the same time to enter the recovery process. 3 Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery. Important! This feature occupies 4 to 5 GB in a hidden partition on your hard disk. Requesting service International Travelers Warranty (ITW) Your computer is backed by an International Travelers 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. Please consult http://global.acer.com. Before you call 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: ___ 51 Taking your notebook PC with you 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 any media, floppy disks or compact disks from the drive(s). 3 Shut down the computer. 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 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; then 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: Click on Start, Turn Off Computer, then click on Turn Off (Windows XP). Or: You can put the computer in Sleep mode by pressing + . Then close and latch the display. When you are ready to use the computer again, unlatch and open the display; then press and release the power button. 52 Note: If the Sleep indicator is off, the computer has entered Hibernation mode and is turned off. If the power indicator is off but the Sleep indicator is on, the computer has entered Sleep mode. In both cases, press and release the power button to turn the computer back on. Note that the computer may enter Hibernation 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 + or close the display cover whenever you are not actively using the computer. To resume, open the display (if closed), then press and release the power button. 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 disks 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. 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 User's Guide 53 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 the computer 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 • Spare, fully-charged battery pack(s) • Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer 54 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. • Avoid exposing floppy disks to hand-held metal detectors. 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: • AC adapter • Power cords that are appropriate for the country to which you are traveling • Spare, fully-charged battery packs • 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 is compatible with the telecommunications system of the country you are traveling in. 55 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. Security features include hardware and software locks — a security notch and passwords. Using a computer security lock The notebook comes with a Kensington-compatible security slot for a security lock. Wrap a 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. Some keyless models are also available. Using passwords 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 "BIOS utility" on page 60. • User Password secures your computer against unauthorized use. Combine the use of this password with password checkpoints on boot-up and resume from Hibernation 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 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. 56 Entering passwords 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 press to enter the BIOS utility at boot-up. • 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. • 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. Setting passwords You can set passwords using the BIOS utility. 57 Expanding through options Your notebook PC 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. For instructions on how to connect different external devices to the computer, read the following section. Fax/data modem Your computer has a built-in V.92 56 Kbps fax/data 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 fax/data modem port, connect a phone cable from the modem port to a telephone jack. Warning! Please make sure that the cable you use is appropriate for the country in which you are working. 58 Built-in network feature The built-in network feature allows you to connect your computer to an Ethernet-based network. To use the network feature, connect an Ethernet cable from the Ethernet (RJ-45) port on the chassis of the computer to a network jack or hub on your network. Universal Serial Bus (USB) The USB 2.0 port is a high-speed serial bus which allows you to connect USB peripherals without taking up precious system resources. 59 PC Card slot The Type II PC Card slot of the computer accepts PC Cards that enhance the usability and expandability of the computer. These cards should have a PC Card E n g l i s h logo on them. PC Cards (formerly PCMCIA) are add-on cards for portable computers, giving you expansion possibilities long afforded by desktop PCs. Popular PC Cards include flash, fax/data modem, wireless LAN and SCSI cards. CardBus improves on the 16-bit PC card technology by expanding the bandwidth to 32 bits. Note: Refer to your card's 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. Ejecting a PC Card Before ejecting a PC Card: 1 Exit the application using the card. 2 Left-click on the PC Card icon on the taskbar and stop the card operation. 3 Press the slot eject button to pop out the eject button; then press it again to eject the card. 60 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 screws from the memory cover; then lift up and remove the memory cover. 3 (a) Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot, then (b) gently press it down until it clicks into place. 4 Replace the memory cover and secure it with the screw. 5 Reinstall the battery pack, and reconnect the AC adapter. 6 Turn on the computer. The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total memory size. Please consult a qualified technician or contact your local Acer dealer. 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 need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run it. To activate the BIOS utility, press during the POST; while the notebook PC 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 at the top of the screen. 61 Enable disk-to-disk recovery To enable disk-to-disk recovery (hard disk recovery), activate the BIOS utility, then select Main from the categories listed at the top of the screen. Find D2D Recovery at the bottom of the screen and use the and keys to set this value to Enabled. Password To set a password on boot, activate the BIOS utility, then select Security from the categories listed at the top of the screen. Find Password on boot: and use the and keys to enable this feature. Using software Playing DVD movies When the DVD drive module is installed in the optical drive bay, you can play DVD movies on your computer. 1 Eject the DVD tray and insert a DVD movie disk; then close the DVD tray. Important! When you launch the DVD player for the first time, the program asks you to enter the region code. DVD disks are divided into 6 regions. Once your DVD drive is set to a region code, it will play DVD disks 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 below for DVD movie region code information. 2 The DVD movie will automatically play after a few seconds. Region code Country or region 1 USA, Canada 2 Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Japan 3 Southeast Asia, Taiwan, South Korea 4 Latin America, Australia, New Zealand 5 Former USSR, parts of Africa, India 6 People's Republic of China Note: To change the region code, insert a DVD movie of a different region into the DVD drive. Please refer to the online help for more information. 62 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 (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 the 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. Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management is a tool to quickly backup and restore the system. You can create and save a backup of the current system configuration to hard disk, CD or DVD. Acer eRecovery Management consists of the following functions: 1 Create backup 2 Restore from backup 3 Create factory default image CD, or burn bundled software to an application CD 4 Re-install bundled software without CD 5 Change Acer eRecovery Management password This chapter will guide you through each process. Note: This feature is only available on certain models. For systems that do not have a built-in optical disk burner, plug in an external USB or IEEE 1394-compatible optical disk burner before entering Acer eRecovery Management for optical disk-related tasks. Note: Acer eRecovery Management requires a specific hard disk partitioning structure to function. If the system detects that the hard disk does not use this structure, Acer eRecovery Management functionality will be disabled. 63 Create backup You can create and save backup images to hard disk, CD or DVD. 1 Boot to Windows XP 2 Press + to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility. 3 Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros. 4 In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery settings and click Next. 5 In the Recovery settings window, select Backup snapshot image and click Next. 6 Select the backup method. a Use Backup to HDD to store the backup disk image on drive D:. b Backup to optical device to store the backup image on CD or DVD. 7 After choosing the backup method, click Next. Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process. Restore from backup You can restore backups previously created (as stated in the Create backup section) from hard disk, CD or DVD. 1 Boot to Windows XP. 2 Press + to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility. 3 Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros. 4 In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery actions and click Next. 5 Select the desired restore action and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the restore process. Note: The "Restore C:" item is enabled only if there is a user backup stored on the hard disk (D:). Please refer to the Create backup section. 64 Create factory default image CD When the System CD and Recovery CD are not available, you can create them by using this feature. 1 Boot to Windows XP. 2 Press + to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility. 3 Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros. 4 In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery settings and click Next. 5 In the Recovery settings window, select Burn image to disk and click Next. 6 In the Burn image to disk window, select 1. Factory default image or
  2. Application CD and click Next. 7 Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process. Note: Select 1. Factory default image when you want to burn a bootable disk that contains your computer's entire operating system as it was delivered to you from the factory. If you wish to have a disk that will allow you to browse the contents and install selected drivers and applications, select 2. Application CD — this disk will not be bootable. Re-install bundled software without CD Acer eRecovery Management stores pre-loaded software internally for easy driver and application re-installation. 1 Boot to Windows XP. 2 Press + to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility. 3 Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros. 4 In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery actions and click Next. 5 In the Recovery settings window, select Reinstall applications/drivers and click Next. 6 Select the desired driver/application and follow the instructions on screen to re-install. At first launch, Acer eRecovery Management prepares all the needed software and may take few seconds to bring up the software content window. 65 Change password Acer eRecovery Management and Acer disk-to-disk recovery are protected by a password that can be changed by the user. Follow the steps below to change the password in Acer eRecovery Management. 1 Boot to Windows XP. 2 Press + to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility. 3 Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros. 4 In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery settings and click Next. 5 In the Recovery settings window, select Password: Change Acer eRecovery Management password and click Next. 6 Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process. Note: If the system crashes, and will not boot to Windows, you can run Acer disk-to-disk recovery to restore the factory default image under DOS mode. 66 Troubleshooting This chapter shows you 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 yourself; contact your dealer or authorized service center for assistance. Troubleshooting tips This notebook PC 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" below. If the problem cannot be resolved, contact your dealer. See "Requesting service" on page 50. Error messages 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) disk into the floppy drive (A:), then press to reboot. Equipment configuration error 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. Press (during POST) to enter the BIOS utility, then press Exit in the BIOS utility to reboot. 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 (during POST) to enter the BIOS utility, then press Exit in the BIOS utility to reboot. 67 Regulations and safety notices 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. 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, 68 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 NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this notebook PC series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please visit http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/reg-nb/index.htm for complete documents.) Compliant with Russian regulatory certification Modem notices Notice for USA This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. Located on 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. 69 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. 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. 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. 70 Notice for New Zealand 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. 6 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. 7 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. 8 This equipment may not provide for the effective hand-over of a call to another device connected to the same line. 9 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. 71 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 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 "U.S Patent Nos. 4,631,603; 4,819,098; 4,907,093; 5,315,448; and 6,516,132." This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. 72 Radio device regulatory notice Note: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth only. General 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) R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standard: • Article 3.1(a) Health and Safety • EN60950-1:2001 • EN50371:2002 • EN50360:2002 (Applied to models with 3G function) • Article 3.1(b) EMC • EN301 489-1 V1.4.1:2002 • EN301 489-17 V1.2.1:2002 • EN301 489-3 V1.4.1:2002 (Applied to models with 27MHz wireless mouse/keyboard) • EN301 489-7 V1.2.1:2002 (Applied to models with 3G function) • EN301 489-24 V1.2.1:2002 (Applied to models with 3G function) • Article 3.2 Spectrum Usages • EN300 328 V1.5.1:2004 • EN301 893 V1.2.3:2003 • EN300 220-1 V1.3.1:2000 (Applied to models with 27MHz wireless mouse/keyboard) • EN300 220-3 V1.1.1:2000 (Applied to models with 27MHz 73 wireless mouse/keyboard) • EN301 511 V9.0.2:2003 (Applied to models with 3G function) • EN301 908-1 V2.2.1:2003 (Applied to models with 3G function). • EN301 908-2 V2.2.1:2003 (Applied to models with 3G function). 74 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. The FCC RF safety requirement The radiated output power of the wireless LAN Mini PCI Card and Bluetooth card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the notebook PC 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: The Acer wireless Mini PCI adapter implements a 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 ensure good quality radiocommunication. 75 2 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 radio communication 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 installation 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. 76 Federal Communications Comission 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 name: Notebook PC Model number: MS2195 Machine type: TravelMate 5620/5610/5110 SKU number: Aspire 562xxx/561xxx/511xxx ("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 USA Contact person: Mr. Young Kim Tel: 408-922-2909 Fax: 408-922-2606 77 We, Acer Computer (Shanghai) Limited 3F, No. 168 Xizang medium road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China 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: Personal Computer Trade Name: Acer Model Number: MS2195 Machine Type: TravelMate 5620/5610/5110 SKU Number: TravelMate 562xxx/561xxx/511xxx ("x" = 0~9, a ~ z, or A ~ Z) Is compliant with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the following EC directives, and that all the necessary steps have been taken and are in force to assure that production units of the same product will continue comply with the requirements. EMC Directive 89/336/EEC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standards: • EN55022:1998 + A1:2000 + A2:2003, AS/NZS CISPR22:2002, Class B • EN55024:1998 + A1:2001 + A2:2003 • EN61000-3-2:2000, Class D • EN61000-3-3:1995 + A1:2001 • EN55013:2001 + A1:2003 (applied to models with TV function) • EN55020:2002 + A1:2003 (applied to models with TV function) Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standard: • EN60950-1:2001 • EN60065:2002 (applied to models with TV function) 78 Council Decision 98/482/EC (CTR21) for pan- European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment LCD panel ergonomic specifications Design viewing distance 500 mm Design inclination angle 0.0° Design azimuth angle 90.0° Viewing direction range class Class IV Screen tilt angle 85.0° Design screen illuminance • Illuminance level: [250 + (250cosα)] lx where α = 85° • Color: Source D65 Reflection class of LCD panel (positive and negative polarity) • Ordinary LCD: Class I • Protective or Acer CrystalBrite TM LCD: Class III Image polarity Both Reference white: Pre-setting of luminance and color temperature @ 6500K (tested under BM7) • Yn • u'n • v'n Pixel fault class Class II Index A AC adapter caring for xiii audio 36 troubleshooting 48 B battery pack caring for xiv BIOS utility 40, 60 brightness hotkeys 33 C caps lock 31 on indicator 27 care AC adapter xiii battery pack xiv computer xiii CD-ROM ejecting manually 48 troubleshooting 48 cleaning computer xiv computer caring for xiii cleaning xiv disconnecting 51 features 15, 44 indicators 27 keyboards 31 moving around 51 on indicator 16, 17, 27 security 55 setting up a home office 53 taking home 52 traveling internationally 54 traveling on local trips 53 troubleshooting 66 turning off xiii connections network 58 D display 79 hotkeys 33 troubleshooting 47 DVD 61 DVD movies E n g l i s h playing 61 E error messages 66 Euro 34 F FAQ. See frequently-asked questions frequently-asked questions 47 front view 16 H Hibernation mode hotkey 33 hotkeys 32 K keyboard 31 embedded numeric keypad 31 hotkeys 32 lock keys 31 troubleshooting 48 Windows keys 32 L left view 16 M media access on indicator 27 memory installing 60 messages error 66 modem 57 N network 58 Notebook Manager hotkey 33 num lock 31 on indicator 27 numeric keypad embedded 31 80 E h s i l g n P password 55 types 55 PC Card 59 ejecting 59 inserting 59 ports 57 printer troubleshooting 48 problems 47 CD-ROM 48 display 47 keyboard 48 printer 48 startup 47 troubleshooting 66 Q questions setting location for modem use 48 S safety CD or DVD 71 modem notices 68 scroll lock 31 security keylock 35, 55 passwords 55 speakers hotkey 33 troubleshooting 48 support information 50 T touchpad 29 hotkey 33 using 29– 30 travel international flights 54 local trips 53 troubleshooting 66 tips 66 U universal serial bus 58 V view front 18 left 18 rear 19 right 18 W Windows keys 32

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