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First things first We would like to thank you for making the Extensa series of notebook computers your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. Your guides To help you use your Extensa, we have designed a set of guides: First off, the Just for Starters...
Use the power button • You can also shut down the computer by closing the display cover, or by pressing the sleep hotkey <Fn> + <F4>. 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.
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Turning your computer on and off Taking care of your computer Taking care of your AC adaptor Taking care of your battery pack Cleaning and servicing Acer Empowering Technology Acer eDataSecurity Management Acer eLock Management Acer ePerformance Management Acer eRecovery Management...
Using the system utilities Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) Launch Manager Norton AntiVirus Frequently asked questions Requesting service International Travelers Warranty (ITW) Before you call Acer Arcade (for selected models) Arcade hotkeys Finding and playing content Settings Arcade controls Navigation controls Player controls Cinema...
Expanding through options Connectivity options Fax/data modem Built-in network feature Fast Infrared Universal Serial Bus (USB) IEEE 1394 port PC Card slot BIOS utility Boot sequence Enable disk-to-disk recovery Password Using software Playing DVD movies Power management Acer eRecovery Management Create backup...
Restore from backup Create factory default image CD Re-install bundled software without CD Change password Troubleshooting Troubleshooting tips Error messages Regulations and safety notices ENERGY STAR guidelines compliance FCC notice Modem notices Important safety instructions...
Acer Empowering Technology Acer's innovative Empowering Technology makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer notebook. It features the following handy utilities: Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and • advanced encryption algorithms.
Technology menu, then click on the appropriate utility and select the Help function. Acer eDataSecurity Management 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.
If you do not set a password, Acer eLock Management will reset back to the initial status with all locks removed. 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.
Acer ePerformance Management Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of your Acer notebook. It provides you with the following options to enhance overall system performance: Memory optimization — release unused memory and check usage.
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 HDD. User-created backups are stored on D:\ drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with: Password protection.
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 can save network settings for a location to a profile, and automatically apply 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.
Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface. To launch it, select Acer ePower Management from the Empowering Technology interface, or double-click the Acer ePower Management icon in the task tray. AC mode The default setting is "Maximum Performance." You can adjust CPU speed, LCD...
Select what actions will be taken when the cover is closed, and set • passwords for accessing the system after Hibernation or Standby. View information about Acer ePower Management. • Acer ePresentation Management Acer ePresentation Management lets you select from two of the most common projector resolutions: XGA and SVGA.
An Extensa tour After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster, let us show you around your new Extensa computer. Front view Item Description Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output. Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording.
Item Description Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. Status Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that turn on and off to indicators show the status of the computer's functions and components. Easy-Launch Buttons for launching frequently used programs. See buttons "Easy-launch buttons"...
Icon Item Speaker-out/line- out/Headphone jack USB 2.0 ports Latch Left view Item Slot-load optical drive eject button Optical disk access indicator Slot-load optical drive Note: The slot-load optical drive can only accept 12 cm disks. Description Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones).
Right view Icon Item IEEE 1394 port PC Card slot eject button PC Card slot 4-in-1 card reader Two USB 2.0 port S-video out port Network jack Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000- Modem jack Ventilation slots Description Connects to IEEE 1394 devices. Ejects the PC Card from the slot.
Rear view Icon Item Power jack External display port Connects to a display device Security keylock Base view Item Description Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured by screws). Battery release Releases the battery for removal. latch Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack.
Three Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports • ™ InviLink 802.11b/g or 802.11a/b/g dual-band tri-mode Wireless • LAN (for selected models) Audio 16-bit AC’97 stereo audio • Dual speakers and one internal microphone • Separate audio ports for headphone-out, line-in and microphone- •...
Indicators The computer has three easy-to-read status indicators on the upper-right above the keyboard, and four on the front panel. The power, battery, and wireless communication status indicators are visible even when the LCD display is closed. Icon Function Description Caps Lock Lights up when Caps Lock is activated.
Empowering Technology" on page 1. The mail and Web buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable keys, run the Acer Launch Manager. See "Launch Manager" on page 30.
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.
Right Function Left button (1) button (4) Execute Quickly click twice. Select Click once. Drag Click and hold, then use finger on the touchpad to drag the cursor. Access Click once. context menu Scroll Note: Keep your fingers dry and clean when using the touchpad. Also keep the touchpad dry and clean.
Using the keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and 12 function 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...
Windows keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Description Windows 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: <...
Brightness up Increases the screen brightness. <Fn> + < ← > Brightness down Description Displays help on hotkeys. Launches Acer eSettings in Empowering Technology. See "Acer Empowering Technology" on page 1. Launches Acer ePower Management in Empowering Technology. See "Acer Empowering Technology" on page 1.
Special keys You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. To type: The Euro symbol Open a text editor or word processor. Either directly press the < hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5> key at the upper-center of the keyboard.
Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) disk To eject the optical disk when the computer is turned on, press the drive eject button. Using a computer security lock A security keylock notch, located on the rear of the computer, lets you connect a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.
Audio The computer comes with 16-bit high-fidelity AC'97 stereo audio, and dual stereo speakers. Adjusting the volume Adjusting the volume on the computer is as easy as pressing some buttons. See "Hotkeys" on page 24 for more information on adjusting the speaker volume.
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:...
Acer GridVista is simple to set up: Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each display from the taskbar. Drag and drop each window into the appropriate grid. Enjoy the convenience of a well-organized desktop. Note: Please ensure the resolution setting of your second monitor is set to the manufacturer's recommended value.
Norton AntiVirus Norton AntiVirus is an anti-virus software that finds and repairs infected files, and protects against viruses to keep your computer data safe and secure. How do I check for viruses? A Full System Scan scans all files on your computer. To perform a system scan: Start Norton AntiVirus.
Frequently asked questions The following is a list of possible situations that may arise during the use of 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.
No audio is heard from the computer. Check the following: The volume may be muted. In Windows, look at the volume control • (speaker) icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on the icon and deselect the Mute option. The volume level may be too low.
It is important to back up all data files before using this option. Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings. Check to see if Acer disk-to-disk recovery is enabled or not. Make sure the D2D Recovery setting in Main is Enabled.
To start the recovery process: Restart the system. While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to enter the recovery process. Refer to the on-screen instructions to perform system recovery. Important: This feature occupies 2 to 3 GB in a hidden partition on your hard drive.
Acer Arcade (for selected models) Acer Arcade is an integrated player for music, photos, DVD movies and videos. To watch or listen, click a content button (e.g., Music, Video, etc.) on the Arcade home page. Cinema — Watch DVDs or VCDs •...
Arcade hotkeys When running in the Windows environment, the key combinations listed below are available to control and fine-tune the features and settings of Acer Arcade. Hotkey Function <Fn> + <F1> Online help menu <Fn> + <F3> Acer ePowerManagement with battery information <Fn>...
Settings There are settings in Acer Arcade that allow you to fine tune its performance to your machine and your personal preferences. The Settings page is reached by the Advanced Settings button on the Home page.
Cinema If your computer came with a DVD drive, you can play movies from DVDs and Video CDs (VCDs) with the Cinema function of Acer Arcade. This player has the features and controls of a typical DVD player. When you insert a disk into the DVD drive, the movie begins playing automatically.
"Original" uses the color scheme of the disk you are watching, while "Vivid," "Bright" and "Theater" add enhanced color to the video display. Acer ClearVision is a video enhancement technology that detects video • content and dynamically adjusts the brightness/contrast/saturation levels so that you do not need to change the color settings if the movie you are watching contains scenes that are overly dark or too bright.
Album Acer Arcade lets you view digital photos individually or as a slideshow, from any available drive on your computer. Click the Album button on the Arcade Home page to show the Album main page. The content area on the right shows both individual pictures and folders. Click...
To view a slideshow, open the folder containing the pictures you wish to view, then click Play slideshow. The slideshow is played full-screen. Use the pop-up control panel to control the slideshow. To rotate a picture in full-screen, click Rotate right or Rotate left. You can also view a single picture by clicking on it.
Video authoring Click the Video Authoring button to open the PowerProducer program, which allows you to finalize your digital video productions and burn them to disk. Before you produce your movie using PowerProducer, first gather (or create) its component parts: video clips, photos, and background music. You may collect raw footage yourself with a camcorder or other recording device, or you may simply use files that you have on hand;...
Burner NTI CD/DVD-Maker simplifies today's digital lifestyle by providing an easy and complete solution for recording data, audio, photos or video. Now you can burn and share anything on CD/DVD — your data, music, photos or videos — faster and easier than ever before. Copy Back up your CD/DVD collection —...
The Recorded TV option allows you to view files that you have recorded from the TV. See Recorded TV. The Schedule option lets you set TV recording schedules for later viewing. See Scheduling Recordings. The Settings button opens a page containing TV settings. See TV settings. The TV preview option permits you to preview available TV channels.
Scheduling recordings To set a TV recording schedule, click Schedule, then New schedule. In the page that opens, select the Channel you want to record and the scheduling frequency. Set the Starting date, Starting time, and Ending time of the program you want to record.
The recording quality option allows you to set the quality of video recorded from the TV. Selecting a higher quality results in a larger recorded file when recording TV shows. The Audio source option allows you to select your audio input source from a list of available sources.
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: Save any open files. Remove any media, floppy disks or compact disks from the drive(s).
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.
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 •...
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 •...
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 adaptor power cord specifications are compatible. If not, purchase a power cord that is compatible with the local AC voltage.
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.
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.
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 network jack on the left hand side 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. IEEE 1394 port The computer's IEEE 1394 port allows you to connect to an IEEE 1394- compatible device like a video camera or digital camera.
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 logo on them. PC Cards (formerly PCMCIA) are add-on cards for portable computers, giving you expansion possibilities long afforded by desktop PCs.
Reinstall the battery pack, and reconnect the AC adaptor. 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.
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 <F5> and <F6> keys to set this value to Enabled.
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. Power management This computer has a built-in power management unit that monitors system activity.
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 drive, CD, or DVD. Acer eRecovery Management consists of the following functions:...
CD, or DVD. Boot to Windows XP. Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility. Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros. In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery actions and click Next.
Next. 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. Change password Acer eRecovery Management and Acer disk-to-disk recovery are protected by a password that can be changed by the user.
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.
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.
Regulations and safety notices ENERGY STAR guidelines compliance As an ENERGY STAR partner, Acer Inc. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. FCC notice This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Important safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Save them for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. Do not use this product near water.
If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service. The notebook PC series uses lithium batteries. Replace the battery with the same type as the product's battery we recommend in the product specification list. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
LCD pixel statement The LCD unit is produced with high-precision manufacturing techniques. Nevertheless, some pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black or red dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction. Macrovision copyright protection notice This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S.
European Union (EU) This device complies with the essential requirements of the European Council Directives listed below: 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive EN 60950 • 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive EN 55022 • EN 55024 • EN 61000-3-2/-3 • 99/5/EC Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive Art.3.1a) EN 60950 •...
LAN Mini PCI Card built in to the screen section and all persons. Note: The Acer wireless Mini PCI adaptor 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.
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) Common information Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1.
Address of responsible party: Contact person: Tel: Fax: Notebook personal computer Extensa 410xxx Extensa 410xxx ("x" = 0 - 9, a - z, or A - Z) Acer America Corporation 2641 Orchard Parkway San Jose, CA 95134 Mr. Young Kim 408-922-2909 408-922-2606...
Declaration of Conformity for CE Marking Name of manufacturer: Beijing Acer Information Co., Ltd. Address of Huade Building, No.18, ChuangYe Rd., manufacturer: ShangDi Zone, HaiDian District Beijing PRCE marking Contact person: Mr. Easy Lai Tel: 886-2-8691-3089 Fax: 886-2-8691-3000 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org...
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