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Acer Aspire iDea 500 Manuals

Manuals and User Guides for Acer Aspire iDea 500

We have 4 Acer Aspire iDea 500 manuals available for free PDF download: User's Manual, System Manual, Service Manual

  • Acer Aspire iDea 500 User's Manual (134 pages)

    Acer user's guide notebook computers extensa 500

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 1 Getting Familiar with your Computer21................................................................................................................................................................
    Features22................................................................................................................................................................
    Display24................................................................................................................................................................
    Indicators26................................................................................................................................................................
    Keyboard28................................................................................................................................................................
    Touchpad34................................................................................................................................................................
    Storage36................................................................................................................................................................
    Ports38................................................................................................................................................................
    Audio43................................................................................................................................................................
    Securing your Computer46................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 2 Operating on Battery Power49................................................................................................................................................................
    Battery Pack50................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Management56................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 3 Peripherals and Options61................................................................................................................................................................
    External Monitor62................................................................................................................................................................
    External Keyboard63................................................................................................................................................................
    External Keypad64................................................................................................................................................................
    External Pointing Device65................................................................................................................................................................
    Printer67................................................................................................................................................................
    Audio Devices68................................................................................................................................................................
    Port Replicator69................................................................................................................................................................
    PC Cards70................................................................................................................................................................
    USB Devices71................................................................................................................................................................
    Miscellaneous Options72................................................................................................................................................................
    Key Component Upgrades74................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 4 Moving with your Computer77................................................................................................................................................................
    Disconnecting from the Desktop78................................................................................................................................................................
    Moving Around79................................................................................................................................................................
    Taking the Computer Home80................................................................................................................................................................
    Traveling with the Computer82................................................................................................................................................................
    Traveling Internationally with the Computer83................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 5 Software85................................................................................................................................................................
    System Software86................................................................................................................................................................
    Sleep Manager87................................................................................................................................................................
    Notebook Manager94................................................................................................................................................................
    BIOS Utility104................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 6 Troubleshooting115................................................................................................................................................................
    Frequently-Asked Questions116................................................................................................................................................................
    Error Messages121................................................................................................................................................................
    Appendix A Specifications127................................................................................................................................................................
    Index129................................................................................................................................................................
  • Acer Aspire iDea 500 System Manual (103 pages)

    Acer altos 500 server: system guide

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents9................................................................................................................................................................
    Standalone System15................................................................................................................................................................
    Features16................................................................................................................................................................
    Front Panel16................................................................................................................................................................
    Rear Panel17................................................................................................................................................................
    Internal Structure18................................................................................................................................................................
    Opening the Housing Panels19................................................................................................................................................................
    Left Panel20................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing Disk Drives and Hot-Swap Cage21................................................................................................................................................................
    inch Drive21................................................................................................................................................................
    inch Drives22................................................................................................................................................................
    Hot-Swap Cage23................................................................................................................................................................
    Hard Disk Drive Tray27................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing a System Board28................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing an Expansion Board29................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing a CPU or Memory Board30................................................................................................................................................................
    LVD SCSI Backplane Board31................................................................................................................................................................
    Jumpers and Connectors32................................................................................................................................................................
    Major Components34................................................................................................................................................................
    System Board Layout with Network Connector35................................................................................................................................................................
    System Board Layout without Network Connector36................................................................................................................................................................
    Jumper and Connector Locations with a Network Connector37................................................................................................................................................................
    Jumper and Connector Locations without a Network Connector38................................................................................................................................................................
    Jumper Settings39................................................................................................................................................................
    Connector Functions39................................................................................................................................................................
    ESD Precautions40................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing the Pentium II processor41................................................................................................................................................................
    Attaching the Processor Fan Sink41................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing a Pentium II Processor44................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing a Pentium II Processor46................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory Upgrade47................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory Configurations47................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing a DIMM48................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing a DIMM48................................................................................................................................................................
    Reconfiguring the System49................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing Expansion Cards49................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing PCI Cards49................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing ISA Cards50................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing an AGP Card51................................................................................................................................................................
    Error Messages52................................................................................................................................................................
    Software Error Messages53................................................................................................................................................................
    System Error Messages53................................................................................................................................................................
    Correcting Error Conditions55................................................................................................................................................................
    Entering Setup58................................................................................................................................................................
    System Information60................................................................................................................................................................
    Processor61................................................................................................................................................................
    Processor Speed61................................................................................................................................................................
    Internal Cache Size61................................................................................................................................................................
    External Cache61................................................................................................................................................................
    Floppy Drive A61................................................................................................................................................................
    Floppy Drive B61................................................................................................................................................................
    IDE Primary Channel Master62................................................................................................................................................................
    IDE Primary Channel Slave62................................................................................................................................................................
    IDE Secondary Channel Master62................................................................................................................................................................
    IDE Secondary Channel Slave62................................................................................................................................................................
    Total Memory62................................................................................................................................................................
    Serial Port 163................................................................................................................................................................
    Serial Port 263................................................................................................................................................................
    Parallel Port63................................................................................................................................................................
    PS/2 Mouse63................................................................................................................................................................
    Product Information64................................................................................................................................................................
    Product Name64................................................................................................................................................................
    System S/N64................................................................................................................................................................
    Main Board ID64................................................................................................................................................................
    Main Board S/N65................................................................................................................................................................
    System BIOS Version65................................................................................................................................................................
    DMI BIOS Version65................................................................................................................................................................
    Disk Drives66................................................................................................................................................................
    Floppy Drives66................................................................................................................................................................
    LS-120 Drive Compatible As67................................................................................................................................................................
    IDE Drives67................................................................................................................................................................
    Onboard Peripherals72................................................................................................................................................................
    Serial Ports 1 and 272................................................................................................................................................................
    Onboard Device Settings74................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Management76................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Management Mode76................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Switch < 4 sec77................................................................................................................................................................
    System Wake-up Event77................................................................................................................................................................
    Boot Options78................................................................................................................................................................
    Boot Sequence78................................................................................................................................................................
    First Hard Disk Drive79................................................................................................................................................................
    Fast Boot79................................................................................................................................................................
    Silent Boot79................................................................................................................................................................
    Num Lock After Boot79................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory Test80................................................................................................................................................................
    Configuration Table80................................................................................................................................................................
    Boot from LANDesk Service Agent80................................................................................................................................................................
    Date and Time81................................................................................................................................................................
    Date81................................................................................................................................................................
    Time82................................................................................................................................................................
    Advanced Options83................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory/Cache Options83................................................................................................................................................................
    PnP/PCI Options85................................................................................................................................................................
    CPU Frequency88................................................................................................................................................................
    System Security90................................................................................................................................................................
    Setup Password90................................................................................................................................................................
    Power-on Password93................................................................................................................................................................
    Disk Drive Control94................................................................................................................................................................
    Load Default Settings96................................................................................................................................................................
    Abort Settings Change96................................................................................................................................................................
    Exit Setup97................................................................................................................................................................
    Card Layout99................................................................................................................................................................
    Card Installation100................................................................................................................................................................
  • Table of contents
    Table Of Contents7................................................................................................................................................................
    Specification10................................................................................................................................................................
    Operating System10................................................................................................................................................................
    Platform10................................................................................................................................................................
    System Memory10................................................................................................................................................................
    Storage Subsystem10................................................................................................................................................................
    Audio10................................................................................................................................................................
    Communication and Receiver10................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 1 System Specification10................................................................................................................................................................
    TV Tuner Subsystem11................................................................................................................................................................
    Display Subsystem11................................................................................................................................................................
    DV Camcorder Processing11................................................................................................................................................................
    Front Panel Indicators and Buttons11................................................................................................................................................................
    I/O Interface11................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Subsystem12................................................................................................................................................................
    Acoustic Estimation12................................................................................................................................................................
    Dimension and Weight13................................................................................................................................................................
    Block Diagram14................................................................................................................................................................
    Main Board Placement15................................................................................................................................................................
    Front Panel View18................................................................................................................................................................
    Rear Panel View20................................................................................................................................................................
    Remote Control21................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Remote Control22................................................................................................................................................................
    Wireless Keyboard23................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up the System25................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting the Power Cable25................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting Display Devices26................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting to a TV Antenna or Cable29................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting an FM Radio Antenna29................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting Audio Devices30................................................................................................................................................................
    Configuring Audio Output Settings31................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up the Wireless Devices31................................................................................................................................................................
    Windows XP Media Center33................................................................................................................................................................
    Opening Media Center33................................................................................................................................................................
    Media Center Home33................................................................................................................................................................
    Configuring Your Set-Top Box34................................................................................................................................................................
    Closing Media Center34................................................................................................................................................................
    Acer eRecovery Management35................................................................................................................................................................
    Launching Acer eRecovery Management35................................................................................................................................................................
    Copying the Factory Default Settings Image35................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating System Backups35................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating an Incremental Backup36................................................................................................................................................................
    Copying to Disks36................................................................................................................................................................
    Restoring the System36................................................................................................................................................................
    Other System Restore Modes37................................................................................................................................................................
    Acer ePerformance Management39................................................................................................................................................................
    Acer ePerformance Management Main39................................................................................................................................................................
    Hardware Specification and Configuration40................................................................................................................................................................
    Device Standby Mode45................................................................................................................................................................
    Global Standby Mode45................................................................................................................................................................
    Suspend Mode45................................................................................................................................................................
    ACPI45................................................................................................................................................................
    About the Setup Utility46................................................................................................................................................................
    The Standard Configuration46................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 2 Setup Utility46................................................................................................................................................................
    Entering the Setup Utility47................................................................................................................................................................
    Product Information48................................................................................................................................................................
    Standard CMOS Features49................................................................................................................................................................
    Advanced BIOS Features50................................................................................................................................................................
    Advanced Chipset Features52................................................................................................................................................................
    Integrated Peripherals53................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Management Setup55................................................................................................................................................................
    PnP/PCI Configuration57................................................................................................................................................................
    PC Health Status59................................................................................................................................................................
    Frequency/Voltage Control60................................................................................................................................................................
    Load Default Settings61................................................................................................................................................................
    Set Supervisor/User Password62................................................................................................................................................................
    Save and Exit Setup63................................................................................................................................................................
    Exit without Saving63................................................................................................................................................................
    General Information64................................................................................................................................................................
    Before You Begin64................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement64................................................................................................................................................................
    Disassembly Procedure65................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the Memory65................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the Upper Case65................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the ODD Module66................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the HDD Module67................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the System Power Supply67................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the RCA Board68................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the Add-on Cards69................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the MXM Card71................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the VFD Board72................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the CPU Fan73................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the Card Reader Board74................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the Main Board and the Split Board75................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 4 Troubleshooting76................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 5 Jumper and Connector Information77................................................................................................................................................................
    Introduction of Connectors77................................................................................................................................................................
    Upper Side of Main Board77................................................................................................................................................................
    Lower Side of Main Board78................................................................................................................................................................
    Jumper Setting and Power button79................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 6 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List80................................................................................................................................................................
    Parts81................................................................................................................................................................
  • Acer Aspire iDea 500 User's Manual (68 pages)

    Acer aspire idea 510: users guide

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents7................................................................................................................................................................
    About Aspire iDea9................................................................................................................................................................
    Features9................................................................................................................................................................
    Getting support10................................................................................................................................................................
    Package contents11................................................................................................................................................................
    Guide to components13................................................................................................................................................................
    Front view13................................................................................................................................................................
    Rear view15................................................................................................................................................................
    Remote control16................................................................................................................................................................
    Wireless keyboard18................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up the system21................................................................................................................................................................
    Before you start21................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting the power cable21................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting display devices22................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting to a TV antenna or cable25................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting an FM radio antenna25................................................................................................................................................................
    Selecting an A/V input source25................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting audio devices26................................................................................................................................................................
    Configuring audio output settings27................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up the wireless devices28................................................................................................................................................................
    Turning on your system for the first time30................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the VFD32................................................................................................................................................................
    Turn off your system33................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Windows XP Media Center35................................................................................................................................................................
    Overview35................................................................................................................................................................
    Opening Media Center35................................................................................................................................................................
    Media Center Home36................................................................................................................................................................
    Media playback toolbar37................................................................................................................................................................
    Closing Media Center39................................................................................................................................................................
    Using accessory programs41................................................................................................................................................................
    Viewing the More Programs menu41................................................................................................................................................................
    Picture Slide DVD41................................................................................................................................................................
    Using PSD41................................................................................................................................................................
    Plug n Record43................................................................................................................................................................
    Before Using PnR43................................................................................................................................................................
    Using PnR44................................................................................................................................................................
    Managing your system47................................................................................................................................................................
    Acer eDataSecurity Management47................................................................................................................................................................
    Acer eRecovery Management48................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Acer eRecovery Management48................................................................................................................................................................
    Acer ePerformance Management54................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Acer ePerformance Management54................................................................................................................................................................
    Regulations and safety notices61................................................................................................................................................................
    ENERGY STAR guidelines compliance61................................................................................................................................................................
    FCC notice61................................................................................................................................................................
    Laser compliance statement63................................................................................................................................................................
    Digital audio output statement63................................................................................................................................................................
    Macrovision copyright protection notice63................................................................................................................................................................
    Radio device regulatory notice63................................................................................................................................................................
    General64................................................................................................................................................................
    European Union (EU)64................................................................................................................................................................
    FCC RF safety requirement65................................................................................................................................................................
    Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210)65................................................................................................................................................................
    Federal Communications Comission Declaration of Conformity66................................................................................................................................................................
    Declaration of Conformity for CE Marking67................................................................................................................................................................