You are advised to read it thoroughly and keep it handy for future reference. For more information on our products, services, and support, please visit our web site: www.acer.com. Basic care and tips for using your computer Turning your computer on and off To turn on your computer, open the lid and press the power button above the keyboard.
• Push the power button. To use this method, you must first click on the Power Management icon in Windows Control Panel, and then check that the power button is set to shut down the computer when pressed. See Windows Help for more information. Note: If you are unable to shut down the computer in the usual way, press and hold the power button for more than four seconds.
• The total ampere ratings of equipment plugged into a power strip should not exceed the ampere rating for that power strip. Taking care of your battery pack It is also important that you look after your computer's battery pack. •...
First things first Your guides Basic care and tips for using your computer Turning your computer on and off Taking care of your computer Taking care of your AC adapter Taking care of your battery pack Cleaning and servicing Getting familiar with your computer A tour of your computer Open view Front view...
Operating on battery power Battery pack Battery pack characteristics Maximizing the battery's life Installing and removing the battery pack Charging the battery Checking the battery level Optimizing battery life Battery-low warning Power management Peripherals and options External display devices External input devices External keyboard External keypad External pointing device...
Arcade Hot keys Finding and playing content Advanced Settings Arcade controls Navigation controls Player controls Cinema DVD settings Album Video Playing a video file Editing a video file Music Burner Copy - backup your CD/DVD collection Audio - create your own greatest hits CDs Data - store files simply and easily Video - your world in pictures BIOS Setup Utility...
Your Aspire 2010 notebook computer combines solid performance, versatility, multimedia capabilities and portability with stylish design. Increase your productivity by working wherever you are. This chapter provides an in-depth "tour" of your computer's features.
A tour of your computer After setting up your new Aspire notebook computer, as illustrated in the Just for starters… poster, take a few minutes to explore the your sytem. Open view Item Screen Power Button Description Wide screen display provides visual output.
Item Launch keys Stereo Speakers Touchpad Click buttons and 4-way scroll key Getting familiar with your computer Description Buttons that can be programmed to start frequently used applications. Produce stereo sound Touch sensitive pad that functions like a computer mouse. Right and left buttons that provide the same functions as the buttons on a computer mouse.
Left view Item PC card slot PC card eject button LED indicator Eject button Emergency eject hole Description Type II PC card slot, supports PCMCIA or CardBus. Press the eject button to remove a PC card from the PC card slot. Lights up when the optical drive in active.
Right view Item Infrared port DC-in jack Kensington lock slot Ventilation Slot Getting familiar with your computer Description Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g. infrared printer, IR-aware computer, etc...) Connect the AC power adapter For attaching a security device. Enables the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use.
Rear view Item S-video External display port 3,4, USB ports Network jack Modem jack Parallel port Description Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. Connects an external (VGA) display monitor. USB 2.0 ports. Connects the computer to an Ethernet network.
Item IEEE 1394 port Getting familiar with your computer Description Connects IEEE 1394 devices.
Bottom view Item Mini-PCI Slot Hard disk bay Memory compartment Battery release latch Battery pack Description Slot for adding mini-PCI cards Removable cover provides access to the computer's hard drive. Removable cover provides access to the memory slots for upgrading the computer's memory.
Features Performance • Intel® Pentium® M Processor at 1.4 GHz or higher • 2 memory slots supporting 333 MHz DDR, upgradeable to 2GB • 30GB and up Enhanced-IDE hard disk drive Multimedia • Built-in optical drive (DVD/CD-RW Combo or DVD-Dual Drive) •...
Display • The 15.4” display panel provides a large viewing area for maximum efficiency and ease-of-use • Intel® Extreme Graphics Technology (for model with UMA only) • ATI Radeon 9700 with 64MB DDR VGA Memory (for model with Discrete VGA only) •...
Indicators Your computer provides three indicators located above the keyboard, in addition to five indicators positioned at the front of the palm rest area. These indicators show the status of the computer and its compo- nents. The three indicators located above the keyboard provide the following status information when lit: Icon Description...
The five indicators located at the front of the unit provide the following status information when lit: Icon Item Power mode Hard disc activity indicator Battery mode Bluetooth mode (optional) Wireless LAN mode (optional) Description • Steady green -- power on •...
Keyboard The keyboard features full-size keys with an embedded keypad, separate cursor control keys, two Windows keys, and 13 function keys. Lock keys The computer features three lock keys, each with its own status indica- tor light. Lock Key Description Caps Lock When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters are typed in uppercase.
Embedded numeric keypad The embedded keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small blue numbers and characters on the keys, as shown below: To use the embedded numeric keys, toggle the Num Lk on by pressing the Fn + F11 keys simultaneously.
Windows keys The keyboard features two keys that provide Windows-specific functions. Description Windows key Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button; it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of functions: + Tab activates the next Taskbar button + F1...
Hot keys Using the Fn key with another key creates a hot key, providing a quick and convenient method for controlling various functions. To use a hot key, first hold down the Fn key. Next, press the second key in the combination. Finally, release both keys. Your computer provides the following hot keys: HotKey Function...
HotKey Function Fn + F6 Screen blank Fn + F7 Touchpad toggle Fn + F8 Speaker toggle Fn + ↑ Volume up Fn + ↓ Volume down Fn + → Brightness up Fn + ← Brightness down Euro key Your computer supports the new Euro currency character. First, hold down the Alt Gr key, and then press the Euro key.
Touchpad The built-in touchpad is a PS/2- compatible pointing device that senses movement on its surface. The cursor responds to your finger move- ments on the touchpad. The two click buttons function likemouse but- tons. The scroll key enables up and down and side to side scrolling in documents and web pages.
Function Left Button Execute Click twice quickly Select Click once Drag Click and hold. Then, slide your finger across the touchpad to drag the cursor over the selection. Access content menu Scroll Note: Keep your fingers, as well as the surface of the touchpad, clean and dry.
1 is used to launch the E-mail application and key 2 is used to launch the Internet browser. Keys 3 and 4 start the Launch Manager application, and can be programmed to provide quick access to fre- quently used applications. To set the launch keys, run the Acer Launch Manager. Launch key...
Storage Your computer's all-in-one design offers a variety of data storage options: • The high capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk drive. The hard drive is upgradeable, enabling you to increase your storage capacity in the future. Consult your dealer if you need to upgrade.
To load an optical disc: • Place a CD or DVD on the open tray. Align the disc's center hole with the tray's spindle. • Gently push down on the disc until it clicks in place on the spindle. • Gently push in the tray until it clicks closed.
Getting familiar with your computer Connectivity options Your computer has built-in connectivity options, enabling you to hook up to a network or communicate over a phone line. Ethernet and LAN The integrated network feature allows you to connect your computer to an Ethernet-based (10/100Mbps) network.
Fax/data modem Your computer features a built-in fax/data modem, enabling you to communicate over a phone line. This means that you can connect to the Internet via a dialup account with an ISP, log in to your network from a remote location, or send faxes. Warning: Your modem is not compatible with digital phone lines.
Getting familiar with your computer Audio Your computer includes an integrated stereo audio system. Once the external device (Ex: headphone, microphone) is connected, the embedded speakers would be disable.
Securing your computer Your computer features hardware and software security solutions, in the form of a slot for a Kensington lock and system password function- ality. Security slot A slot for a Kensington lock enables you to physically protect your computer from theft.
Your Aspire 2010 series notebook computer operates on battery or AC power. This chapter provides information for operating on battery power, as well as information on how your computer manages and saves power.
Battery pack The computer uses a battery pack that gives you long use between charges. Battery pack characteristics The battery pack has the following characteristics: • Employs current battery technology standards. • Delivers a battery-low warning. The battery is recharged whenever you connect the computer to an external power supply.
Follow these steps again until the battery has been charged and dis- charged three times. Use this conditioning process for all new batteries, or if a battery hasn't been used for a long time. If the computer is to be stored for more than two weeks, you are advised to remove the battery pack from the unit.
To remove a battery pack: Slide the battery release latch to release the battery. Pull the battery from the battery bay. Charging the battery To charge the battery, first make sure that it is correctly installed in the battery bay. Plug the AC adapter into the computer, and connect to a power outlet.
Battery-low warning When using battery power pay attention to the Windows Power Meter. Warning: Connect the AC adapter as soon as possible after the battery-low warning appears. Data will be lost if the battery is fully depleted causing the computer to shut down.
Power management Your computer features built-in power management that constantly monitors system activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or more of the following devices: keyboard, touchpad/mouse, hard disk drive, optical drive, peripherals connected to the computer, and video memory. If no activity is detected for a period of time (the settings are controlled in Windows Power Management), the computer turns off some, or all, of these devices in order to conserve power.
Your Aspire 2010 series notebook computer offers good expansion capabilities. This chapter provides information on connecting peripherals to expand your system. It also describes how to upgrade key components to enhance system performance and keep your computer in step with the latest technology.
External display devices You can connect an external (VGA) monitor or projector to your computer's external display port. Use the Fn + F5 hot key combination to toggle between the com- puter's LCD panel and the external display device. See “Hot keys” on page 19 for more information.
Peripherals and options USB devices Your computer features three USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0 ports for connecting a range of USB peripherals. See “External input devices” on page 41 and “Printer” on page 44 for information on connecting a USB keyboard, keypad, mouse or printer.
IEEE 1394 Port The computer’s IEEE 1394 port allows you to connect to an IEEE 1394 supported device like a digital video camera. See the provided documentation provided with your IEEE 1394 enabled device for more information.
Printer Your computer supports both parallel and USB printers. Refer to the printer's manual for information on: • Setting up the hardware • Installing the necessary drivers in Windows • Operating instructions To use a USB printer, simply connect the device to one of your com- puter's USB ports, and then wait for Windows to detect the new hard- ware.
Expansion devices PC Card Your computer features a PC card slot that supports a standard Type II PC card (PCMCIA or CardBus). This greatly increases your computer's usability and expandability. A variety of PC cards are available, such as flash memory, fax/data modem, LAN, and SCSI cards. Consult your dealer for information on PC card options for your notebook com- puter.
To remove a PC card: Close the applications (if any) using the PC card. Double click on the PC card icon on the taskbar, and then select the option to safely remove the card. Wait for the message telling you that it is now safe to remove the card. Press the PC card eject button (a) to partially eject the card.
Key component upgrades Your computer is designed to deliver solid performance. However, in time, you might find that your applications demand even more com- puting power. For this reason, you are able to upgrade key compo- nents. Note: Contact your authorized dealer if you decide to perform a key component upgrade.
Insert the memory module diagonally in the slot (a), and then press down gently until it clicks in place (b). Replace the memory compartment cover, and fasten the screw. The system automatically detects the new module and reconfigures the system memory. Hard disk upgrade It is possible to replace your hard disk with a higher capacity drive when you need more storage space.
Disconnecting from the desktop Before moving with your computer, you must turn it off and disconnect all peripherals: Save your work and close all applications. Shut down Windows to turn off your computer. Unplug the AC adapter and disconnect it from the computer. Disconnect any external devices, such as a keyboard, mouse, or printer, that are attached to your computer.
Taking the computer home When you move between your office and home you will need to pre- pare your computer for the short trip. Preparing the computer After disconnecting your computer from the desktop, prepare the unit as follows: Remove all media from the drives. Loaded media can damage the drive heads during transit.
You might also find it worthwhile keeping a second set of peripherals at home, such as a keyboard, keypad, mouse and printer. Traveling with with computer Sometimes you might need to make longer trips with your computer. Preparing the computer Prepare the computer as you would for moving between your office and home.
Traveling internationally with your computer Occasionally you might need to travel between countries with your computer. Preparing the computer Prepare the computer as you would for normal travel. Remember to take special precautions for air travel. What to take with you It is advisable to take the following items with you: •...
System software Your computer comes preloaded with the following software: • Microsoft Windows operating system • Hardware BIOS setup utility • System utilities, drivers and application software Note: To run software applications in Windows, first click on the Start button. Next, select the appropriate folder, and then click on the application icon.
Windows Arcade Aspire Arcade is an integrated player for music, photos, DVD movies, and videos. To watch or listen, click a content button (e.g. Music, Video, etc...) on the Arcade home page. Cinema - watch DVDs or VCDs Album - view photos stored on your hard drive or any remov- able media Video- watch and/or edit video clips Music - listen to music files in a variety of formats...
Arcade Hot keys When running in the Windows environment, the key combinations listed below are available to control and fine-tune the features and settings of Aspire Arcade. Hot key Fn+F1 Fn+F3 Fn+F5 Fn+F6 Fn+F8 Fn + ↑ Fn + ↓ Fn + →...
Finding and playing content Clicking a button on the Arcade home page opens the corresponding feature’s home page. The content pages have buttons on the left and a content browsing area on the right. If a button shows one of several choices, such as sort order, the current setting is shown by a brightly coloured ball on the left side.
Arcade controls When watching video clips, movies, or slideshows as full-screen visual content two pop-up control panels are shown when you move the mouse. They automatically disappear after several seconds. The “Navi- gation controls” panel appears at the top and the “Player controls” panel appears at the bottom of the screen.
Cinema If your computer came with a DVD drive, you can play movies from DVDs and Video CDs (VCDs) with the Cinema function of Aspire Arcade. This player has the features and controls of a typical living room DVD player. When you insert a disc into the DVD drive, the movie begins playing automatically.
• The Letterbox option displays complete widescreen movie content in its original aspect ratio and adds black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. • The Pan & Scan feature is for DVD titles with a widescreen aspect ratio.
Software Album Aspire Arcade lets you view digital photos individually or as a slide- show, from any available drive on your computer. Click Album button on the Arcade Home page to show the Album main page. The content area on the right shows both individual pictures and fold- ers.
To view a slideshow, open the folder containing the pictures you wish to view - then click Play slideshow. The slideshow is played full- screen. Use the pop-up control panel to control the slideshow. To rotate a picture in full-screen, click Rotate right or Rotate left. You can also view a single picture by clicking on it.
Video To open the Video function, click Video on the Arcade Home page, to open the Video Home page. Note: The Video feature is designed for video file playback of MPEG1, MPEG2 (if a DVD drive is installed), AVI, WMV, and ASF formats.
adjust the sharpness, contrast, and/or color of a video clip add transition effects between video clips preview your production burn your production to a VCD or DVD For help with editing video, refer to PowerDirector’s online help sys- tem. Music For convenient access to you music collection, click the Music on the Arcade Home page, to open the Music Home page.
Even create MP3 CDs with over 100 of your favourite songs and listen to them on you PC or MP3 CD player. Data - store files simply and easily Copy your computer’s hard drive files for easy recovery in the event of a crash.
BIOS Setup Utility The BIOS (basic input/output system) contains important information used to configure the hardware and system software settings. Your computer reads the BIOS when it first starts up, before it loads the operating system. Your computer's BIOS includes a built-in setup utility called Insyde Soft- ware SCU (system configuration utility).
This chapter instructs you on how to deal with common system problems. Please read it before calling a technician. Solutions to more serious problems may require opening the computer. Do not attempt to open and service the computer by yourself. Contact your dealer or an authorized service center for assistance.
Frequently asked questions This section suggests solutions to commonly encountered problems. I press the power button, but my computer does not start or boot-up. Look at the Power status indicator: • If it is not lit, no power is being delivered to the computer. Check the following: If you are running on battery power, the battery may be low and unable to power the computer.
There is no audio coming from my computer. Check the following: • The volume may be muted. In Windows, look at the volume control icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on the icon and deselect the Mute option. •...
The printer does not work. Check the following: • Make sure that the printer is connected to a power outlet and is turned on. • Check that the cable is properly connected to the ports on both the computer and the printer. •...
This appendix lists the general specifications of your computer.
Microprocessor • Intel® Pentium® M Porcessor at 1.4 GHz or higher Memory • DDR333 256MB/2GB(Max). • Dual 200-pin soDIMM sockets • PC2100 / PC2700 DDR SDRAM (Double Date Rate-Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory) support • 512 KB flash ROM BIOS; shadow RAM support Data storage •...
I/O ports • One type II PC Card slot (PCMCIA and CardBus) • One IEEE 1394 port • One RJ-11 modem jack (V.92, 56K) • One RJ-45 network jack (Ethernet 100/1000) • One DC-in jack • One parallel port • One S-video port (NTSC/PAL) •...
This appendix lists the general notices for your computer.
Energy Star Guidelines Compliance As an Energy Star Partner, Acer Inc. has determined that this product meets the Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency. FCC notice This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB- 003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this Aspire Notebook Computer series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please visit www.acer.com/about/ certificates/nb for complete documents.)
the problem is with the equipment, discontinue use and contact your dealer or vendor. Caution: To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger UL Listed or CSA Certified Telecommunication Line Cord. TBR 21 This equipment has been approved [Council Decision 98/482/EC - "TBR 21"] for single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
Notice for New Zealand For Modem with approval number PTC 211/03/008 The grant of a Telepermit for any item of terminal equipment indicates only that Telecom has accepted that the item complies with minimum conditions for connection to its network. It indicates no endorsement of the product by Telecom, nor does it provide any sort of warranty.
For Modem with approval number PTC 211/01/030 The grant of a Telepermit for any item of terminal equipment indicates only that Telecom has accepted that the item complies with minimum conditions for connection to its network. It indicates no endorsement of the product by Telecom, nor does it provide any sort of warranty.
Important safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Save them for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
If the product does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions since improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition.
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General This product complies with the radio frequency and safety standards of any country or region in which it has been approved for wireless use. Depending on configurations, this product may or may not contain wireless radio devices (such as wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth™ modules).
Users are requested to follow the RF safety instructions on wireless option devices that are included in the user’s guide of each RF option device. Note: Acer Dual-Band 11b/g Wireless Mini PCI Adapter implements transmission diversity function. The function does not emit radio frequencies simultaneously from both antennas. One of the antennas is selected automatically or manually (by users) to have good quality of radiocommunication.
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Index ACPI audio connecting externally troubleshooting battery bay battery pack battery-low warning caring for characteristics charging checking charge level installing low conditions maximizing life optimizing removing using the first time BIOS Setup Utility entering caps lock on indicator care battery pack computer troubleshooting charging...
launch keys memory installing 48– 49 upgrading microphone troubleshooting modem setting location mouse connecting externally notice DVD copyright protection num lock on indicator numeric keypad embedded optical drive options hard disk upgrade memory upgrade PC Cards spare AC adapter spare battery password PC Card inserting...