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Acer Aspire iDea 500 User Manual

Acer Aspire iDea 500 User Manual (134 pages)

Acer User's Guide Notebook Computers Extensa 500  
Brand: Acer | Category: Laptop | Size: 2.56 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice5................................................................................................................................................................
Important Safety Instructions7................................................................................................................................................................
Laser Compliance Statement10................................................................................................................................................................
Lithium Battery Statement11................................................................................................................................................................
Year 2000 Compliance Statement12................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting The Computer14................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help Online16................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Online Help16................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Online16................................................................................................................................................................
Care And Maintenance18................................................................................................................................................................
Taking Care Of Your Computer18................................................................................................................................................................
Taking Care Of Your Ac Adapter18................................................................................................................................................................
Taking Care Of Your Battery Pack19................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning And Servicing19................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 1 Getting Familiar With Your Computer21................................................................................................................................................................
Features22................................................................................................................................................................
Display24................................................................................................................................................................
Indicators26................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard28................................................................................................................................................................
Special Keys28................................................................................................................................................................
Lock Keys28................................................................................................................................................................
Embedded Numeric Keypad29................................................................................................................................................................
Windows 98 Keys30................................................................................................................................................................
Hot Keys31................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Ergonomics33................................................................................................................................................................
Touchpad34................................................................................................................................................................
Touchpad Basics34................................................................................................................................................................
Storage36................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk36................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Drive36................................................................................................................................................................
Cd-rom Drive37................................................................................................................................................................
Ports38................................................................................................................................................................
Front Ports38................................................................................................................................................................
Rear Ports39................................................................................................................................................................
Right Ports40................................................................................................................................................................
Fax/data Modem42................................................................................................................................................................
Audio43................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Computer46................................................................................................................................................................
Security Notch46................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 2 Operating On Battery Power49................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Pack50................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Pack Characteristics50................................................................................................................................................................
Installing And Removing The Battery Pack51................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery52................................................................................................................................................................
Charging Modes52................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Level53................................................................................................................................................................
Optimizing Battery Life53................................................................................................................................................................
Battery-low Warning54................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management56................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management Modes56................................................................................................................................................................
Display Standby Mode56................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Standby Mode57................................................................................................................................................................
Peripheral Standby Modes57................................................................................................................................................................
Standby Mode57................................................................................................................................................................
Hibernation Mode58................................................................................................................................................................
Advanced Power Management60................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 3 Peripherals And Options61................................................................................................................................................................
External Monitor62................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard63................................................................................................................................................................
External Keypad64................................................................................................................................................................
External Pointing Device65................................................................................................................................................................
External Ps/2 Mouse65................................................................................................................................................................
External Serial Mouse66................................................................................................................................................................
Printer67................................................................................................................................................................
Audio Devices68................................................................................................................................................................
Port Replicator69................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Cards70................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Devices71................................................................................................................................................................
Miscellaneous Options72................................................................................................................................................................
Additional Power Packs72................................................................................................................................................................
Key Component Upgrades74................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Upgrade74................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Configurations74................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Memory75................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Upgrade76................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 4 Moving With Your Computer77................................................................................................................................................................
Disconnecting From The Desktop78................................................................................................................................................................
Moving Around79................................................................................................................................................................
Taking The Computer Home80................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Home Office81................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling With The Computer82................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling Internationally With The Computer83................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 5 Software85................................................................................................................................................................
System Software86................................................................................................................................................................
Sleep Manager87................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Sleep Manager88................................................................................................................................................................
Sleep Manager Functions90................................................................................................................................................................
Notebook Manager94................................................................................................................................................................
Information Viewer95................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Sequence97................................................................................................................................................................
Display Device102................................................................................................................................................................
Bios Utility104................................................................................................................................................................
Basic System Settings105................................................................................................................................................................
Startup Configuration107................................................................................................................................................................
Onboard Devices Configuration109................................................................................................................................................................
System Security110................................................................................................................................................................
Setting A Password111................................................................................................................................................................
Changing A Password112................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Password112................................................................................................................................................................
Load Default Settings114................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 6 Troubleshooting115................................................................................................................................................................
Frequently-asked Questions116................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages121................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications125................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix A Specifications127................................................................................................................................................................
Index129................................................................................................................................................................
Acer Aspire iDea 500 User Manual

Acer Aspire iDea 500 User Manual (127 pages)

Brand: Acer | Category: Server | Size: 0.87 MB
Table of contents
Important Safety Instructions4................................................................................................................................................................
About This Manual7................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents9................................................................................................................................................................
Features15................................................................................................................................................................
Major Components16................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Layout17................................................................................................................................................................
Jumpers And Connectors18................................................................................................................................................................
Jumper And Connector Locations18................................................................................................................................................................
Jumper Settings19................................................................................................................................................................
Connector Functions19................................................................................................................................................................
Front Panel Connectors21................................................................................................................................................................
Front-panel Connectors21................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Components22................................................................................................................................................................
Esd Precautions23................................................................................................................................................................
Pre-installation Instructions23................................................................................................................................................................
Post-installation Instructions24................................................................................................................................................................
Installing And Removing A Heatsink25................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Pentium Iii Processor27................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Pentium Iii Processor29................................................................................................................................................................
Unlocking The Module Latches29................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Upgrade30................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Configurations30................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Dimm31................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Dimm32................................................................................................................................................................
Reconfiguring The System33................................................................................................................................................................
Server Management Features34................................................................................................................................................................
Advanced Server Manager (asm Pro)34................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages34................................................................................................................................................................
Software Error Messages35................................................................................................................................................................
System Error Messages35................................................................................................................................................................
Correcting Error Conditions38................................................................................................................................................................
Entering Setup39................................................................................................................................................................
Setup Utility40................................................................................................................................................................
System Information42................................................................................................................................................................
Processor43................................................................................................................................................................
Processor Speed43................................................................................................................................................................
Internal Cache Size43................................................................................................................................................................
External Cache43................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Drive A44................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Drive B44................................................................................................................................................................
Ide Primary Channel Master44................................................................................................................................................................
Ide Primary Channel Slave44................................................................................................................................................................
Ide Secondary Channel Master44................................................................................................................................................................
Ide Secondary Channel Slave44................................................................................................................................................................
Total Memory45................................................................................................................................................................
Serial Port 145................................................................................................................................................................
Serial Port 245................................................................................................................................................................
Parallel Port45................................................................................................................................................................
Ps/2 Mouse45................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information46................................................................................................................................................................
Product Name46................................................................................................................................................................
System S/n46................................................................................................................................................................
Main Board Id46................................................................................................................................................................
Main Board S/n47................................................................................................................................................................
System Bios Version47................................................................................................................................................................
Dmi Bios Version47................................................................................................................................................................
Disk Drives48................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Drives48................................................................................................................................................................
Ls-120 Drive Compatible As49................................................................................................................................................................
Ide Drives50................................................................................................................................................................
Enhanced Ide Features52................................................................................................................................................................
Onboard Peripherals54................................................................................................................................................................
Serial Ports 1 And 254................................................................................................................................................................
Serial Ports 1 And54................................................................................................................................................................
Parallel Port Operation Mode Settings56................................................................................................................................................................
Onboard Device Settings57................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management59................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management Mode59................................................................................................................................................................
Power Switch < 4 Sec60................................................................................................................................................................
System Wake-up Event60................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Options61................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Sequence62................................................................................................................................................................
First Hard Disk Drive62................................................................................................................................................................
Fast Boot62................................................................................................................................................................
Silent Boot62................................................................................................................................................................
Num Lock After Boot63................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Test63................................................................................................................................................................
Configuration Table63................................................................................................................................................................
Date And Time64................................................................................................................................................................
Date64................................................................................................................................................................
Time65................................................................................................................................................................
Advanced Options66................................................................................................................................................................
Memory/cache Options67................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Parity Mode68................................................................................................................................................................
Pnp/pci Options69................................................................................................................................................................
Pci Irq Sharing70................................................................................................................................................................
Vga Palette Snoop70................................................................................................................................................................
Cpu Frequency72................................................................................................................................................................
System Security73................................................................................................................................................................
Setup Password73................................................................................................................................................................
Power-on Password77................................................................................................................................................................
Disk Drive Control78................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Control Settings78................................................................................................................................................................
Load Default Settings79................................................................................................................................................................
Abort Settings Change79................................................................................................................................................................
Exit Setup80................................................................................................................................................................
Scsiselect Configuration Utility81................................................................................................................................................................
Overview81................................................................................................................................................................
Default Values81................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use The Scsiselect Utility83................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Scsiselect Utility83................................................................................................................................................................
Scsiselect Utility Options84................................................................................................................................................................
Options Menu Screen84................................................................................................................................................................
Configure/view Host Adapter Settings Menu85................................................................................................................................................................
Configure/view Host Adapter Settings Screen (1 Of 2)85................................................................................................................................................................
Configure/view Host Adapter Settings Screen (2 Of 2)86................................................................................................................................................................
Host Adapter Scsi Id Selection Screen For Aha-3950u2b87................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Parity Checking Selection88................................................................................................................................................................
Host Adapter Scsi Termination Selection For Aha-3950u2b89................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Device Options Screen90................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Device Configuration Screen For Aha-3950u2b91................................................................................................................................................................
Advanced Configuration Options Screen96................................................................................................................................................................
Advanced Configuration Options96................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Disk Utilities99................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Disk Utilities Screen For Aha-3950u2b99................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Multiple Scsi Controllers101................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Troubleshooting Checklist102................................................................................................................................................................
Bios Startup Messages103................................................................................................................................................................
Device Connected, But Not Ready104................................................................................................................................................................
Start Unit Request Failed105................................................................................................................................................................
Disk Drive Configuration Problems105................................................................................................................................................................
Front Panel110................................................................................................................................................................
Rear Panel111................................................................................................................................................................
Internal Structure112................................................................................................................................................................
Opening The Housing Panels113................................................................................................................................................................
Left Panel114................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Drives115................................................................................................................................................................
Inch Drive115................................................................................................................................................................
Inch Drives117................................................................................................................................................................
Installing An Expansion Board119................................................................................................................................................................
Acer Aspire iDea 500 Service Manual

Acer Aspire iDea 500 Service Manual (108 pages)

Brand: Acer | Category: Laptop | Size: 1.31 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents4................................................................................................................................................................
System Introduction9................................................................................................................................................................
Indicators11................................................................................................................................................................
Basic Operation11................................................................................................................................................................
Special Keys12................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard12................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Address Map17................................................................................................................................................................
Interrupt Channel Assignment17................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware Configuration And Specification17................................................................................................................................................................
Dma Channel Assignment18................................................................................................................................................................
I/o Address Map18................................................................................................................................................................
Processor19................................................................................................................................................................
Bios19................................................................................................................................................................
System Memory20................................................................................................................................................................
Dimm Combinations20................................................................................................................................................................
Video Memory21................................................................................................................................................................
Cache Memory21................................................................................................................................................................
Video21................................................................................................................................................................
Video Resolutions Modes21................................................................................................................................................................
Parallel Port22................................................................................................................................................................
Serial Port22................................................................................................................................................................
Audio23................................................................................................................................................................
Pcmcia23................................................................................................................................................................
Modem23................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette Drive24................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Drive24................................................................................................................................................................
Cd-rom25................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Pack26................................................................................................................................................................
Dc-dc/charger Board26................................................................................................................................................................
Lcd Inverter27................................................................................................................................................................
Power Adapter28................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management Modes30................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management30................................................................................................................................................................
Bios Setup Utility33................................................................................................................................................................
Basic System Settings34................................................................................................................................................................
Startup Configuration35................................................................................................................................................................
Onboard Devices Configuration36................................................................................................................................................................
System Security37................................................................................................................................................................
Load Default Settings40................................................................................................................................................................
Aflash Utility41................................................................................................................................................................
Executing Aflash41................................................................................................................................................................
Quick Way To Execute Aflash42................................................................................................................................................................
System Utility Diskette43................................................................................................................................................................
Set Lcd Panel Id43................................................................................................................................................................
Set Thermal Sensor Threshold43................................................................................................................................................................
System Diagnostic Diskette44................................................................................................................................................................
Running Pqa Diagnostics Program45................................................................................................................................................................
Machine Disassembly49................................................................................................................................................................
General Information50................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin50................................................................................................................................................................
Connector Types50................................................................................................................................................................
Disassembly Procedure Flowchart51................................................................................................................................................................
Main Unit52................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Battery Pack53................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Dimm53................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Modem Board54................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard55................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Lcd Module57................................................................................................................................................................
Disassembling The Lcd58................................................................................................................................................................
Disassembling The Main Unit61................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hdd & Pcmcia Heat Sink61................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Disk Drive61................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Rtc Battery63................................................................................................................................................................
Disassembling The Upper Case63................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Touchpad64................................................................................................................................................................
Disassembling The Lower Case66................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Speakers69................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Dc-dc/charger Board69................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board70................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Pcmcia Slot71................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Modem Phone Jack72................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting73................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette Drive Check74................................................................................................................................................................
Cd-rom Drive Check74................................................................................................................................................................
System Check Procedures74................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Or Auxiliary Input Device Check75................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Check75................................................................................................................................................................
Power System Check75................................................................................................................................................................
Touchpad Check77................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages List78................................................................................................................................................................
Error Symptom-to-fru Index78................................................................................................................................................................
No-beep Symptoms80................................................................................................................................................................
Lcd-related Symptoms81................................................................................................................................................................
Indicator-related Symptoms82................................................................................................................................................................
Power-related Symptoms82................................................................................................................................................................
Pcmcia-related Symptoms83................................................................................................................................................................
Memory-related Symptoms83................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker-related Symptoms83................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management-related Symptoms84................................................................................................................................................................
Peripheral-related Symptoms85................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard/touchpad-related Symptoms85................................................................................................................................................................
Intermittent Problems86................................................................................................................................................................
Undetermined Problems86................................................................................................................................................................
Modem-related Symptoms86................................................................................................................................................................
Top View89................................................................................................................................................................
Sw1 Settings90................................................................................................................................................................
Sw2 Settings90................................................................................................................................................................
Spare Parts List (p/n:91.45bxx.xxx)91................................................................................................................................................................
Model Number Definitions101................................................................................................................................................................
Acer Aspire iDea 500 System Manual

Acer Aspire iDea 500 System Manual (103 pages)

Acer Altos 500 Server: System Guide  
Brand: Acer | Category: Server | Size: 1.37 MB
Table of contents
Important Safety3................................................................................................................................................................
About This Manual7................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Started7................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Acer Aspire iDea 500 Service Manual

Acer Aspire iDea 500 Service Manual (87 pages)

Brand: Acer | Category: Laptop | Size: 16.44 MB
Table of contents
Revision History2................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Lan Interface41................................................................................................................................................................
Ide Interface42................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Interface44................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Security Option51................................................................................................................................................................
Silent Boot51................................................................................................................................................................
Configuration Table51................................................................................................................................................................
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 Manual

Acer Aspire iDea 500 User Manual (72 pages)

Brand: Acer | Category: Desktop | Size: 8.42 MB
Table of contents
User Guide1................................................................................................................................................................
Safety Instructions3................................................................................................................................................................
Additional Safety Information5................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Your Comfort Zone7................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents9................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 1: Checking Out Your Computer11................................................................................................................................................................
About This Guide12................................................................................................................................................................
Product Registration12................................................................................................................................................................
Front13................................................................................................................................................................
Back14................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Started17................................................................................................................................................................
Working Safely And Comfortably18................................................................................................................................................................
Strain18................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing Power Connections19................................................................................................................................................................
Protecting From Power Source Problems19................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Voltage Selection20................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Broadband Modem Or Network21................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Dial-up Modem21................................................................................................................................................................
Using The World Wide Web22................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Web Site23................................................................................................................................................................
Downloading Files24................................................................................................................................................................
Ethernet Networking25................................................................................................................................................................
Wired Ethernet Networking25................................................................................................................................................................
Ethernet Network26................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Wired Ethernet Network Hardware27................................................................................................................................................................
Establishing Your Ethernet Network Connection30................................................................................................................................................................
Testing Your Network30................................................................................................................................................................
Adding A Printer To Your Network31................................................................................................................................................................
Sharing Resources31................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Network33................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Files Across The Network34................................................................................................................................................................
Printing Files Across The Network34................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 3: Troubleshooting35................................................................................................................................................................
First Steps36................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting36................................................................................................................................................................
Add-in Cards37................................................................................................................................................................
Audio37................................................................................................................................................................
Cd Or Dvd Drives37................................................................................................................................................................
Ethernet37................................................................................................................................................................
Expansion Cards39................................................................................................................................................................
File Management39................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive39................................................................................................................................................................
Internet41................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard43................................................................................................................................................................
Memory43................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Card Reader44................................................................................................................................................................
Modem (cable Or Dsl)44................................................................................................................................................................
Modem (dial-up)44................................................................................................................................................................
Monitor47................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse48................................................................................................................................................................
Networks49................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Disc Drives49................................................................................................................................................................
Passwords51................................................................................................................................................................
Power51................................................................................................................................................................
Printer52................................................................................................................................................................
Sound53................................................................................................................................................................
Recovering Your System54................................................................................................................................................................
Creating Recovery Discs55................................................................................................................................................................
Recovering Pre-installed Software And Drivers56................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Your System To Its Factory Condition57................................................................................................................................................................
Telephone Support59................................................................................................................................................................
Before Calling Customer Care59................................................................................................................................................................
Self-help60................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix A: Regulations And Safety Notices61................................................................................................................................................................
Taking Care Of Your Computer62................................................................................................................................................................
Important Tips62................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning And Servicing62................................................................................................................................................................
To Clean Your Computer And Keyboard62................................................................................................................................................................
To Clean Your Pointing Device62................................................................................................................................................................
To Clean Your Monitor63................................................................................................................................................................
When To Contact A Service Technician63................................................................................................................................................................
Asking For Technical Assistance63................................................................................................................................................................
Regulations And Safety Notices64................................................................................................................................................................
Declaration Of Conformity For Eu Countries65................................................................................................................................................................
Notice For Australia65................................................................................................................................................................
Laser Compliance Statement66................................................................................................................................................................
Digital Audio Output Statement66................................................................................................................................................................
Radio Device Regulatory Notice66................................................................................................................................................................
Federal Communications Commission68................................................................................................................................................................
Declaration Of Conformity68................................................................................................................................................................
Acer Aspire iDea 500 User Manual

Acer Aspire iDea 500 User Manual (68 pages)

Acer Aspire iDea 510: Users Guide  
Brand: Acer | Category: Desktop | Size: 3.01 MB
Table of contents
Information For Your Safety And Comfort3................................................................................................................................................................
Safety Instructions3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Your Comfort Zone5................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Synchronizing The Keyboard29................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Adding Background Music42................................................................................................................................................................
Plug N Record43................................................................................................................................................................
Before Using Pnr43................................................................................................................................................................
Using Pnr44................................................................................................................................................................
Managing Your System47................................................................................................................................................................
Acer Edatasecurity Management47................................................................................................................................................................
Acer Erecovery Management48................................................................................................................................................................
Using Acer Erecovery Management48................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring The System52................................................................................................................................................................
Acer Eperformance Management54................................................................................................................................................................
Using Acer Eperformance Management54................................................................................................................................................................
Regulations And Safety Notices61................................................................................................................................................................
Energy Star Guidelines Compliance61................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice61................................................................................................................................................................
Declaration Of Conformity For Eu Countries62................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................