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Aspire V3-772
User's Manual

Summary of Contents

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    Aspire V3-772 User’s Manual...

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    Internet and make sure your most important files are always up to date. With your personal cloud, all your connected devices (PC, tablet, phone) can access files on your main Cloud PC. For more information please visit the AcerCloud website: www.acer.com/acercloud Model number: Serial number: Date of purchase:...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    52 Taking care of your battery pack....18 Recovering from Windows ....... 53 Cleaning and servicing......18 Recovering from a recovery backup ..57 Your Acer notebook tour Power management Screen view............21 Saving power........... 61 Keyboard view..........23 Battery pack Front view............

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    Setting up a home office ......72 Frequently asked questions Traveling with the computer ......72 Requesting service .......... 90 Preparing the computer ......72 Tips and hints for using Windows 8....92 What to take with you........ 73 Three concepts you might want to Special considerations ......

  • Page 5: Safety And Comfort

    AFETY AND COMFORT AFETY 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.

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    - 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.

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    - Do not increase the volume to block out noisy surroundings. - Decrease the volume if you can't hear people speaking near you. Bundled dummy cards - Note: Information in this section may not apply to your computer. Your computer shipped with plastic dummies installed in the card slots. Dummies protect unused slots from dust, metal objects or other particles.

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    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.

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    Dispose of batteries according to local regulations. Please recycle when possible. Do not dispose as household waste. - Note: Please refer to www.acer.com for battery shipping documents. Replacing the battery pack The computer uses lithium batteries. Replace the battery with the same type as that which came bundled with your product.

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    ADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE - 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.

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    - 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 on. 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.

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    Products that are ENERGY STAR qualified use less energy and prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Acer is committed to offering products and services worldwide that help customers save money, conserve energy and improve the quality of our environment.

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    - Note: Information in this section may not apply to your computer. Acer ENERGY STAR qualified products: - produce less heat and reduce cooling loads in warmer climates. - automatically go into "display Sleep" and "computer Sleep" mode after 10 and 30 minutes of inactivity, respectively.

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    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.

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    - 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.

  • Page 16: First Things First, Your Guides, Computer, Turning Your Computer On And Off

    IRST THINGS F I R S T We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. Your guides To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides: First off, the setup poster helps you get started with setting up your computer.

  • Page 17: Taking Care Of Your Computer

    If you need to power down the computer for a short while, but don’t want to completely shut it down, you can put it into Hibernate by pressing the power button. You can also put the computer in sleep mode by pressing the sleep hotkey <Fn>...

  • Page 18: Taking Care Of Your Ac Adapter, Taking Care Of Your Battery Pack, Cleaning And Servicing

    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.

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    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"...

  • Page 20: Your Acer Notebook Tour

    OU R CER N OT E B O OK TOUR After setting up your computer as illustrated in the setup poster, let us show you around your new Acer notebook. Aspire V3-772 20 - Your Acer notebook tour...

  • Page 21: Screen View

    Screen view Icon Item Description Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), Screen displays computer output. Your Acer notebook tour - 21...

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    Caution: Do not use a keyboard Keyboard protector or similar cover as the keyboard includes ventilation intakes for cooling. Web camera for video communication. Webcam A light next to the Webcam indicates that the webcam is active. 22 - Your Acer notebook tour...

  • Page 23: Keyboard View

    Description Power button Turns the computer on and off. For entering data into your computer. Caution: Do not use a keyboard Keyboard protector or similar cover as the keyboard includes ventilation intakes for cooling. Your Acer notebook tour - 23...

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    Touchpad Press down firmly on the touchpad surface to perform a left click. Press down firmly on the lower right corner to perform a right click. Speakers Deliver stereo audio output. 24 - Your Acer notebook tour...

  • Page 25: Front View

    Fully charged: The light is blue. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Communication Indicates the computer's wireless indicator connectivity device status. Accepts one Secure Digital (SD or Card reader SDHC) card. Note: Push to remove/install the card. Your Acer notebook tour - 25...

  • Page 26: Left View

    Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000- port based network. External display Connects to a display device (VGA) port (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). Supports high-definition digital video HDMI port connections. USB ports Connect to USB devices. 26 - Your Acer notebook tour...

  • Page 27: Information On Usb 3.0, Right View

    • Defined by the USB 3.0 specification (SuperSpeed USB). Right view 4 5 6 Icon Item Description Headphones/ Connects to audio line-out devices speaker/line-out (e.g., speakers, headphones). jack Accepts inputs from external Microphone jack microphones. USB ports Connect to USB devices. Your Acer notebook tour - 27...

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    Information on USB 3.0 • USB 3.0 compatible ports are blue. • Compatible with USB 3.0 and earlier devices. • For optimal performance, use USB 3.0-certified devices. • Defined by the USB 3.0 specification (SuperSpeed USB). 28 - Your Acer notebook tour...

  • Page 29: Base View

    Ventilation and Allows the computer to stay cool. cooling fan Do not cover or obstruct the openings. Battery bay Houses the computer’s battery pack. Note: Dual-core computers cannot use four memory modules. For Your Acer notebook tour - 29...

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    Visit www.acer.com to find your specific model and refer to the detailed specifications to determine which processor your computer uses. If you’re unsure, please contact an authorized Acer service center.

  • Page 31: Using The Keyboard, Lock Keys And Embedded Numeric Keypad

    SING TH E 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 When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed...

  • Page 32: Hotkeys

    Desired access Num Lock on Num Lock off Cursor-control keys Hold <Shift> while using Hold <Fn> while using on embedded cursor-control keys. cursor-control keys. keypad Hold <Fn> while typing Type the letters in a Main keyboard keys letters on embedded normal manner.

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    Hotkey Icon Function Description Turns the display screen <Fn> + <F6> Display off backlight off to save power. Press any key to return. Turns the built-in touchpad on <Fn> + <F7> Touchpad toggle and off. <Fn> + <F8> Speaker toggle Turns the speakers on and off.

  • Page 34: Windows Keys

    Windows keys • The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Description Pressed alone it returns to the Start screen. Windows key It can also be used with other keys for special functions, please check Windows Help. This key has the same effect as clicking the right Application mouse button;...

  • Page 35: Touchpad, Touchpad Basics

    OUCHPAD Touchpad basics The touchpad controls the arrow (or 'cursor') on the screen. As you slide your finger across the touchpad, the cursor will follow this movement. Note: The touchpad is sensitive to finger movement; the lighter the touch, the better the response. Please keep the touchpad and your fingers dry and clean.

  • Page 36: Touchpad Gestures

    • Drag: Press and hold the bottom left corner of the touchpad, or tap twice anywhere on the touchtap, then slide a second finger across the touchpad to select all items in an area. Touchpad gestures Windows 8 and many applications support touchpad gestures that use one or more fingers.

  • Page 37: Acer Backup Manager

    ACKUP ANAGER Acer Backup Manager is a utility that enables you to do a variety of backup functions each accomplished in only three simple steps. You can even set these functions to automatically recur as often as your like. To start Acer Backup Manager in Windows 8, simply start typing "Backup Manager".

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    Once you have finished these three steps, backups will be created according to the schedule. *NOTE: You will need to select an external drive or your D: drive; Acer Backup Manager cannot store a backup on the source drive. 38 - Acer Backup Manager...

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    If you wish to change your settings at any time, go to the Acer Backup Manager profiles screen. To get there from the Acer Backup Manager welcome screen, click Launch My Backup Profiles. From here you can edit or delete existing backup profiles.

  • Page 40: Recovery, Creating A Recovery Backup

    (see page 88) do not help, you can 'recover' your computer - i.e. return it to an earlier state. This section describes the recovery tools available on your computer. Acer provides Acer Recovery Management, which allows you to create a recovery backup, a drivers and applications backup, and to start recovery options, either using Windows tools, or the recovery backup.

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    Note: Make sure you have a USB drive with a capacity of at least 16 GB. 1. From Start, type 'Recovery' and then click Acer Recovery Management in the list of apps. 2. Click Create Factory Default Backup. The Recovery Drive window...

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    opens. Make sure Copy contents from the recovery partition to the recovery drive is selected. This provides the most complete and safest recovery backup. 3. Plug in the USB drive then click Next. 42 - Recovery...

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    • Make sure your USB drive has enough capacity before continuing. The recovery backup requires at least 16 GB of storage 4. You will be shown the backup progress on the screen. 5. Follow the process until it completes. 6. After creating the recovery backup, you can choose to delete the recovery information on your computer.

  • Page 44: Creating A Drivers And Applications Backup

    7. Unplug the USB drive and label it clearly. Important: Write a unique, descriptive label on the backup, such as 'Windows Recovery Backup'. Make sure you keep the backup in a safe place that you will remember. Creating a drivers and applications backup To create a Drivers and Applications Backup, that contains the factory- loaded software and drivers needed by your computer, you may use either 44 - Recovery...

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    USB storage drive or, if your computer features a DVD recorder, one or more blank recordable DVDs. 1. From Start, type 'Recovery' and then click Acer Recovery Management in the list of apps. 2. Click Create Drivers and Applications Backup.

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    • If you are using a USB drive, make sure your USB drive has enough capacity before continuing. • If using DVDs, it will also show the number of blank, recordable discs you will need to complete the recovery discs. Make sure that you have the required number of identical, blank discs.

  • Page 47: Recovering Your System

    3. Click Start to copy files.You will be shown the backup progress on the screen. 4. Follow the process until it completes: • If you are using optical discs, the drive ejects each disc as it completes burning it. Remove the disc from the drive and mark it with a permanent marker.

  • Page 48: Reinstalling Drivers And Applications

    solved by returning your system to a previous state when everything was working correctly. For instructions, see "Returning to an earlier system snapshot" on page 51. 3. Reset your operating system. If nothing else has solved the problem and you want to reset your system, but keep your user information, see "Returning your system to its factory condition"...

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    If you are reinstalling using Windows and the recovery information stored on your computer: • From Start, type 'Recovery' and then click Acer Recovery Management in the list of apps. • Click Reinstall Drivers or Applications. Recovery - 49...

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    1. Insert the Drivers and Applications Backup into the disc drive or connect it to a free USB port. • If you inserted a DVD wait for Acer Resource Center to start. • If Acer Resource Center does not start automatically, press the Windows key + <E>, then double-click on the optical drive icon.

  • Page 51: Returning To An Earlier System Snapshot

    2. You should see the Contents section of the Acer Resource Center. 3. Click the install icon for the item you want to install, then follow the onscreen prompts to complete the installation. Repeat this step for each item you want to reinstall.

  • Page 52: Returning Your System To Its Factory Condition

    apps. Type 'Windows system restore' in the Search Help box, then press Enter. Returning to a restore point 1. From Start, type 'Control Panel' and then click Control Panel in the list of apps. 2. Click System and Security > Action Center, then click Recovery at the bottom of the window.

  • Page 53: Recovering From Windows

    Recovering from Windows Start Acer Recovery Management: • From Start, type 'Recovery' and then click Acer Recovery Management in the list of apps. Two options are available, Restore Factory Settings (Reset my PC) or Customized Restore (Refresh my PC). Restore Factory Settings deletes everything on your hard drive, then reinstalls Windows and all software and drivers that were pre-installed on your system.

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    Restore Factory Settings with Acer Recovery Management 1. Click Restore Factory Settings. Caution: 'Restore Factory Settings' will erase all files on your hard drive. 2. The Reset your PC window opens. Images for reference only. 3. Click Next, then choose how to erase your files:...

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    a. Just remove my files quickly erases all files before restoring your computer and takes about 30 minutes. b. Fully clean the drive completely cleans the drive after each file is erased, so no files can be viewed after the recovery. Cleaning the drive takes much longer, up to 5 hours, but is much more secure as old files are completely removed.

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    Customized Restore with Acer Recovery Management 1. Click Customized Restore (Retain User Data). 2. The Refresh your PC window opens. 3. Click Next, then Refresh. 4. The recovery process begins by restarting your computer, then continues by copying files to your hard drive. This process takes about 30 minutes.

  • Page 57: Recovering From A Recovery Backup

    Recovering from a recovery backup To recover from a recovery backup on a USB drive: 1. Find your recovery backup. 2. If your computer does not have a built-in keyboard, make sure a keyboard is attached to your computer. 3. Plug in the USB drive and turn on your computer. 4.

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    7. Select Troubleshoot and then choose the type of recovery to use: a. Click Advanced then System Restore to start Microsoft System Restore: Microsoft System Restore periodically takes a 'snapshot' of your system settings and saves them as restore points. In most cases of hard-to-resolve software problems, you can return to one of these restore points to get your system running again.

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    Reset your PC from the recovery backup Caution: Reset your PC will erase all files on your hard drive. 1. The Reset your PC window opens. Images for reference only. 2. Click Next. 3. Select the operating system to recover (normally only one option is available).

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    drive takes much longer, up to 5 hours, but is much more secure as old files are completely removed. 6. Click Reset. 7. After the recovery has finished, you can start using your computer by repeating the first-start process. Refresh your PC from the recovery backup 1.

  • Page 61: Power Management, Saving Power

    Fast startup: Note: If Fast startup is off, your computer will take longer to start from Sleep. If your computer features Acer Instant On it will also be turned off. Your computer will also not start if it receives an instruction to start over a network (Wake on LAN).

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    1. Open the Desktop. 2. Click Power Options in the Notification area. 3. Select More Power Options. 4. Select Choose what the power buttons do. 5. To access Shutdown Settings, select Change settings that are currently unavailable. 62 - Power management...

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    6. Scroll down and disable Turn on fast startup. 7. Select Save changes. Power management - 63...

  • Page 64: Battery Pack, Battery Pack Characteristics, Charging The Battery

    ATTERY P A CK The computer uses a battery pack that gives you long use between charges. Battery pack characteristics The battery is recharged whenever you connect the computer to the AC adapter. Your computer supports charge-in-use, enabling you to recharge the battery while you continue to operate the computer.

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    Conditioning a new battery pack Before you use a battery pack for the first time, there is a conditioning process that you should follow: 1. Insert the new battery without turning the computer on. 2. Connect the AC adapter and fully charge the battery. 3.

  • Page 66: Optimizing Battery Life

    • Using the computer on constant AC power with the battery inserted. If you want to use constant AC power, you are advised to remove the battery pack after it is fully charged. • Not discharging and recharging the battery to its extremes, as described above.

  • Page 67: Checking The Battery Level, Battery-low Warning

    Checking the battery level The power meter indicates the current battery level. Rest the cursor over the battery/power icon on the taskbar to see the battery's present charge level. Battery-low warning When using battery power pay attention to the power meter. Warning! Connect the AC adapter as soon as possible after the battery-low warning appears.

  • Page 68: Installing And Removing The Battery Pack

    Situation Recommended Action The AC adapter or a power outlet is 1. Save all necessary files. unavailable. You 2. Close all applications. have no spare 3. Turn off the computer. battery pack. Installing and removing the battery pack Important: Before removing the battery from the unit, connect the AC adapter if you want to continue using your computer.

  • Page 69: Traveling With Your Computer, Disconnecting From The Desktop, Moving Around

    RAVELING W I T H YOUR COMPUTER This section gives you tips and hints to consider when moving around or traveling with your computer. Disconnecting from the desktop Follow these steps to disconnect your computer from external accessories: 1. Save any open files. 2.

  • Page 70: Preparing The Computer, What To Bring To Meetings

    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;...

  • Page 71: Taking The Computer Home, Preparing The Computer, What To Take With You, Special Considerations

    Taking the computer home When you are moving from your office to your home or vice versa. Preparing the computer After disconnecting the computer from your desktop, follow these steps to prepare the computer for the trip home: • Check that you have removed all media and compact discs from the drive(s).

  • Page 72: Setting Up A Home Office, Traveling With The Computer, Preparing The Computer

    • 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.

  • Page 73: What To Take With You, Special Considerations, Traveling Internationally With The Computer, Preparing The Computer

    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 Special considerations In addition to the guidelines for taking the computer home, follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling: •...

  • Page 74: Special Considerations

    • 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. •...

  • Page 75: Securing Your Computer, Using A Computer Security Lock, Using Passwords

    ECURING Y O U R 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.

  • Page 76: Entering Passwords

    • Password on Boot secures your computer against unauthorized use. Combine the use of this password with password checkpoints on boot- up and resume from Hibernation (if available) for maximum security. Important: Do not forget your Supervisor Password! If you forget your password, please get in touch with your dealer or an authorized service center.

  • Page 77: Wireless Networks, Connecting To The Internet, Wireless Networks

    IRELESS N E TW ORK S Connecting to the Internet Your computer's wireless connection is turned on by default. Windows will detect and display a list of available networks during setup. Select your network and enter the password if required. Otherwise, open Internet Explorer and follow the instructions.

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    Installation speed and simplicity Installing a wireless LAN system can be fast and easy and eliminates the need to pull cables through walls and ceilings. Components of a wireless LAN To set up your Wireless network at home you need to have the following: Access point (router) Access points (routers) are two-way transceivers that broadcast data into the surrounding environment.

  • Page 79: Using A Bluetooth Connection, Enabling And Disabling Bluetooth

    S I N G A LUETOOTH C O N N E C T I O N Bluetooth is a technology enabling you to transfer data wirelessly over short distances between many different types of devices. Bluetooth- enabled devices include computers, cell phones, tablets, wireless headsets, and keyboards.

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    Then, from the notification area, click the Bluetooth icon, and select Open Settings. Select the Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer check box, click Apply, and then click OK. 80 - Using a Bluetooth connection...

  • Page 81: Adding A Bluetooth Device

    The Bluetooth adapter in your computer is now enabled and ready for you to add Bluetooth devices. To disable your computer’s Bluetooth adapter, do the following: 1. Press the Windows key + <W> and then type Wireless. 2. In the results, click on Wireless. 3.

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    Click on the device you want to add. A code displays on your computer, which should match the code displayed on your device. Select Yes. Then, accept the pairing from your device. 82 - Using a Bluetooth connection...

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    Note: Some devices using older versions of the Bluetooth technology require both devices to enter a PIN. In the case of one of the devices not having any inputs (as in a headset), the passcode is hardcoded into the device (usually "0000" or "1234"). Consult your device’s user manual for more information.

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    The operation window enables you to play music and audio from your device through your computer, send files to your device and change Bluetooth settings. 84 - Using a Bluetooth connection...

  • Page 85: Hdmi

    HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI provides an interface between any compatible digital audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver and a compatible digital audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV), over a single cable.

  • Page 86: Universal Serial Bus (usb)

    (USB) N I V E R S A L E R I A L The USB port is a high-speed serial bus which allows you to connect USB peripherals without taking up system resources. 86 - Universal Serial Bus (USB)

  • Page 87: Bios Utility, Boot Sequence, Setting Passwords

    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 <F2>...

  • Page 88: Frequently Asked Questions

    REQUENTLY 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: •...

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    • The brightness level might be too low. Press <Fn> + < > (increase) to adjust the brightness level. • The display device might be set to an external monitor. Press the display toggle hotkey <Fn> + <F5> to toggle the display back to the computer.

  • Page 90: Requesting Service

    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 visit www.acer.com.

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    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.

  • Page 92: Tips And Hints For Using Windows 8, Keep In Mind

    Tips and hints for using Windows 8 We know this is a new operating system that will take some getting used to, so we've created a few pointers to help you get started. Three concepts you might want to keep in mind 1.

  • Page 93: How Do I Jump Between Apps, How Do I Turn Off My Computer

    How do I turn off my computer? Press the Windows key + <C>, click Settings > Power and select the action you'd like to take. Alternatively, from Desktop, click Acer Power Button and select the action you'd like to take.

  • Page 94: How Do I Unlock My Computer, How Do I Personalize My Computer

    How do I unlock my computer? Press the any key and click on a user account icon to unlock the computer. If your account has a password set, you will need to enter the password to continue. How do I personalize my computer? You can personalize Start with a different background image or by arranging the tiles to suit your personal needs.

  • Page 95: Desktop Back, Where Are My Apps

    To change the background, press the Windows key + <C> and click Settings > Change PC settings > Personalize. Click Lock screen at the top of the page and select the image and apps you would like to see on the lock screen.

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    To view the complete list of apps, press the space bar or the Menu key and click All apps. How do I make an app appear on Start? If you're in All apps and you want to make an app appear on Start, you can select the app and right-click on it.

  • Page 97: What Is A Microsoft Id (account), Explorer

    What is a Microsoft ID (account)? A Microsoft account is an email address and password that you use to sign in to Windows. You can use any email address, but it is best if you choose the one you already use to communicate with friends and sign in to your favorite websites.

  • Page 98: Updates, Where Can I Get More Information

    Press the Windows key + <C> and click Settings > Change PC settings > Windows Updates. Click Check for updates now. Where can I get more information? For more information please visit: • Windows 8 tutorials: www.acer.com/windows8-tutorial • Support FAQs: www.acer.com/support 98 - Frequently asked questions...

  • Page 99: Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting Tips, Error Messages

    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.

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    Error messages Corrective action Insert a system (bootable) disk, then press Disk boot failure <Enter> to reboot. Press <F2> (during POST) to enter the BIOS Equipment utility, then press Exit in the BIOS utility to configuration error reboot. Contact your dealer or an authorized service Hard disk 0 error center.

  • Page 101: Regulations And Safety Notices

    EGULATIONS AND SAFETY N OT IC E S STATEMENT 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.

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    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. OTICE FOR ANADA 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.

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    Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this computer is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Wireless operation channels for different domains N. America 2.412-2.462 GHz Ch01 through Ch11 Japan 2.412-2.484 GHz...

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    Departments in which the use of the 2400 - 2483.5 MHz band is permitted with an EIRP of less than 100 mW indoors and less than 10 mW outdoors: 01 Ain Orientales 25 Doubs 59 Nord 71 Saone et Loire 02 Aisne 26 Drome 60 Oise...

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    List of national codes This equipment may be operated in the following countries: Country ISO 3166 Country ISO 3166 2 letter code 2 letter code Austria Malta Belgium Netherlands Cyprus Poland Czech Republic Portugal Denmark Slovakia Estonia Slovenia Finland Spain France Sweden Germany...

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    This device complies with RSS210 of Industry Canada. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003, Issue 4, and RSS-210, No 4 (Dec 2000) and No 5 (Nov 2001). "To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding.

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    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 computer shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized as follows: 1.

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    3. 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. — L (RSS-210) ANADA POWER LICENSE EXEMPT RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES Exposure of humans to RF fields (RSS-102) The computer employs low gain integral antennas that do not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population;...

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    The maximum allowed antenna gain for use with this device is 6 dBi in order to comply with the E.I.R.P limit for the 5.25- to 5.35 and 5.725 to 5.85 GHz frequency range in point- to-point operation. Ver.: 01.01.01 - 109...

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