TravelMate 2200/2700 Series User’s Guide...
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You are advised to read it thoroughly and keep it handy for future reference. For more information on Acer’s products, services, and support, please visit the web site: http://www.acer.com. Basic care and tips for using your computer...
Windows Help and Support 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. You should then wait at least two seconds before turning the computer on again.
Taking care of your battery pack It is also important that you look after your computer's battery pack. Use the correct battery model for your computer. Do not use other • kinds of batteries. Turn the power off before removing or replacing the battery. •...
First things first Your guides Basic care and tips for using your computer Getting familiar with your computer A tour of your computer Front view Front view Left view Right view Rear view Bottom view Features Indicators Using the keyboard Lock keys Embedded numeric keypad Windows keys...
Setting up a home office Traveling with the computer Preparing the computer What to take with you Special considerations Traveling internationally with your computer Preparing the computer What to take with you Special considerations Software System software Using system utilities Acer eManager...
Launch Manager BIOS Utility Acer Disc to Disc Recovery Multilingual operating system installation Restore without a Recovery CD Setup password and exit Troubleshooting Frequently asked questions Requesting service International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW) Before you call Appendix A Specifications Appendix B Regulation &...
Your TravelMate computer combines solid performance, versatility, multimedia capabilities and portability with a 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 TravelMate, Aspire notebook computer, as Just for starters… illustrated in the explore the unit. Front view Item Display screen Launch Keys poster, take a few minutes to Description Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output.
Item Status indicators Power button Keyboard Touchpad Palmrest Click buttons (left, center and right) Getting familiar with your computer Description Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that turn on and off to show the status of the computer, its functions and components. Turns on the computer power. Inputs data into your computer.
Front view Item Speakers Power indicator Battery indicator Bluetooth communications Wireless communications Latch Description Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. Lights green when the computer is on and lights orange when the computer is in suspend mode. Lights orange when the battery is being charged and lights green when the battery is full charged.
Left view Item Security keylock Two USB 2.0 ports PC Card slots Eject button Optical drive LED indicator Eject button Emergency eject slot Getting familiar with your computer Description Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Connect to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse and USB camera).
Right view Item Line-in/Mic-in jack Speaker/Line-Out/ Headphone jack Infrared port Ventilation slots Two USB 2.0 ports Description Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player and stereo walkman). Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers and headphones). Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer and IR-aware computer).
Rear view Item Power jack Ventilation slots External display port Modem jack Network jack Getting familiar with your computer Description Connects to an AC adapter. Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Connects to a display device (e.g., external VGA monitor and LCD projector).
Bottom view Item Battery bay Battery release latch Hard disk bay Cooling fans Memory compartment Description Houses the computer's battery pack. Unlatches to remove the battery pack. Houses the computer's hard disk. Help keep the computer cool. Note: Don’t cover or obstruct the opening of the fans.
Features Performance Intel® Pentium® 4 processors 2.8/3.0/3.2/3.4/3.6 GHz or Intel® • Celeron® processors 2.6 GHz and above ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9000 IGP chipset • 256/512 MB of DDR333 SDRAM, upgradeable to 2048 MB with • dual soDIMM modules 30 GB and above high-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk •...
Connectivity Integrated 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet connection • Built-in 56Kbps fax/data modem • Four Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports • Fast infrared wireless communication (manufacturing option) • IEEE 802.11b/g Wireless LAN (manufacturing option) • Bluetooth® (manufacturing option) • Human-centric design Rugged, yet extremely portable design •...
Indicators The computer has three easy-to-read status icons below the display screen. Icon Function Caps Lock Num Lock Media activity In addition, there are two indicators at the front panel. Even when the cover is closed, the state or features can still be seen. Icon Function Power...
Using the keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and twelve function keys. Lock keys The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Lock Key Description Caps Lock When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase.
Embedded numeric keypad The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols are not printed on the keys. Desired Access Num Lock On Number keys on...
Windows keys The keyboard has two keys that perform 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 + F1...
Getting familiar with your computer Description Displays help on hot keys. Launches Launches the Acer eSetting in the Acer eManager set by the Acer Empowering Key. See “Acer eManager” on page 60 Launches power options. Puts the computer in Sleep...
Hot Key Icon Function Fn-F5 Display toggle Fn-F6 Screen blank Fn-F7 Touchpad toggle Fn-F8 Speaker toggle Fn-↑ Volume up Fn-↓ Volume down Fn-→ Brightness up Fn- ← Brightness down Alt Gr-$ US dollar Alt Gr- Euro Euro Description Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both the...
Special Key You can locate the Euro symbol and US dollar sign at the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. To type: The Euro symbol Open a text editor or word processor. Either directly press the Euro symbol at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold Alt Gr and then press the Euro symbol at the upper-center of the keyboard.
Touchpad The built-in touchpad is a PS/2- compatible pointing device that senses movement on its surface. The cursor responds to your finger movements on the touchpad. In addition, the two click buttons provide the same functionality as a computer mouse, while the scroll key enables easy 4-way 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.
They are designated as the mail, Web browser, Empowering and programmable keys. Press the Acer Empowering Key to run the Acer eManager. Please see “Acer eManager” on page 60. The mail and Web browser are default for Email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users.
Launch Key Default Application Bluetooth Enables your Bluetooth.(optional) Wireless Enables your 802.11b/g Wireless LAN.(optional) Caution: It is important that the Bluetooth and Wireless LAN features are turned off before boarding an airplane. Getting familiar with your computer...
Storage Your computer 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.
Getting familiar with your computer Emergency ejection of the optical drive tray If you need to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off, push a straightened paper clip into the optical drive emergency eject hole. The tray will be released, and partially popped open.
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 (10/100 BASE-T) network. To use the network feature, plug an Ethernet cable into your computer's network jack, and then connect the other end to a network jack or hub on your 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.
Fast infrared The computer’s fast infrared (FIR) port allows you to do wireless data transfer with other IR-aware computers and peripherals such as PDAs (personal digital assistants), mobile phones, and infrared printers. The infrared port can transfer data at speeds of up to four megabits per second (Mbps) at a distance of up to one meter.
Getting familiar with your computer Audio Your computer includes an integrated stereo audio system. Built-in stereo speakers are located at the front of the unit. Volume is adjusted using software, such as Volume Control in Windows, Volume Fn keys, or any other application that provides a volume adjustment control.
Securing your computer Your computer features hardware and software security solutions, in the form of a slot for a Kensington lock and a password facility. Security slot A slot for a Kensington slot enables you to physically protect your computer from theft. Use this feature as follows: Wrap a security lock cable around a heavy or immoveable object, •...
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 the mains power supply.
Reconnect the AC adapter and fully charge the battery again. Follow these steps again until the battery has been charged and discharged 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.
Slide the battery into the battery bay and gently push until the battery locks in place. 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.
battery to self-discharge faster. Excessive recharging decreases the battery life. • Look after your AC adapter and battery. • 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.
Power management Your computer features a built-in power management unit 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 TravelMate 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. You are advised to consult your dealer for information on peripherals.
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 to toggle the display setting between the computer's LCD panel and the external display device. See “Hot keys” on page 16 for more information.
Peripherals and options USB devices Your computer features four Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports for connecting a range of USB peripherals. See “External input devices” on page 41, and “Printer” on page 43 for information on connecting a USB keyboard, keypad, mouse or printer. Other common USB devices include digital cameras, scanners, and external storage devices.
Printer Your computer supports 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 computer's USB ports, and then wait for Windows to find the new hardware.
Expansion devices PC Card Your computer features one PC Card slot that support one standard Type II CardBus (PCMCIA). This greatly increases your computer's usability and expandability. A variety of PC Cards are available, such as flash memory, SRAM, fax/data modem, LAN, and SCSI Cards. Consult your dealer for information on PC Card options for your computer.
To remove a PC Card: Close the application that is 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 to partially eject the card (1).
Key component upgrades Your computer is designed to deliver solid performance. However, in time, you might find that your applications demand even more computing power. For this reason, you are able to upgrade key components. Note: Contact your authorized dealer if you decide to perform a key component upgrade.
Insert the memory module diagonally in the slot (1), and then press down gently until it clicks in place (2). Replace the memory compartment door, and fasten the screw. The computer automatically detects the new module and reconfigures the 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 from the mains outlet, and then disconnect it from the computer.
Moving with your computer Moving around Sometimes you might need to move your computer a short distance. For example, you might need to move from your office desk to a meeting room. In these situations, you don't have to shut down the operating system.
Taking the computer home When you move between your office and home you will need to prepare 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.
Setting up a home office If you frequently work on your computer at home, as well as at work, it may be worthwhile purchasing a second AC adapter. This will allow you to travel lighter, as you can keep an AC adapter in each location. You might also find it worthwhile keeping a second set of peripherals at home, such as a keyboard, keypad, mouse and printer.
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: AC adapter.
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.
Acer eManager is an innovative sofware designed for frequently used functions. At the press of the Acer Empowering Key, the Acer eManager user interface appears, featuring two main settings -- Acer eSetting and Acer ePresentation (selected models). To set the Acer Empowering Key, See “Launch keys” on page 21.
Launch Manager The Acer Launch Manager allows you to set the programmable launch keys, including the default mail and Web browswer keys, as well as the Empowering and P keys. The Wireless and Bluetooth keys cannot be set by users. See “Launch keys” on page 21 for more information.
It is important to back up all data files before you use this option. Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings. Check to see if "Acer disc-to-disc" function is enabled or not. Make sure the [Acer D2D Recovery] setting in [Main] is [Enabled].
Setup password and exit Press "F3" to setup password or press "F5" to exit the system recovery process when "Acer Self-Configuration Preload" window appears. If "F3" is pressed, the next screen shows "Please enter new password:" enter one to eight alphanumeric characters. You will be asked to reenter your password for confirmation before continuing.
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 •...
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 volume level may be too low.
If the disc is OK, the drive head might be dirty. Clean it using a • drive head cleaning kit. The printer does not work. Check the following: Make sure that the printer is connected to a power outlet and it is •...
Place your proof-of- purchase in the flap located inside the front cover of the ITW passport. If the country you are traveling in does not have an Acer-authorized ITW service site, you can still get in contact with our offices worldwide.
This appendix lists the general specifications of your computer.
Microprocessor Intel® Pentium® 4 processors 2.8/3.0/3.2/3.4/3.6 GHz or or Intel® • Celeron® processors 2.6 GHz and above Memory 256/512 MB of DDR333 SDRAM standard, upgradeable to 2048 MB • with dual soDIMM modules 512 KB flash ROM BIOS • Data storage One 30 GB and above E-IDE hard disk (2.5", 9.5mm, UltraDMA-100) •...
Audio Two built-in stereo speakers • MS DirectSound compatible • Audio ports for microphone-in and headphones • Keyboard and pointing device 84/85/88-key Windows keyboard • Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device • I/O ports One Type II PC CardBus (PCMCIA) slot • One RJ-11 modem jack (V.92, 56Kbps modem) •...
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 TravelMate, Aspire 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.)
Number (REN) for this equipment. Upon request, you must provide this information to your telephone company. If your telephone equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may discontinue your service temporarily. If possible, they will notify you in advance. But, if advance notice is not practical, you will be notified as soon as possible.
Notice for Australia For safety reasons, only connect headsets with a telecommunications compliance label. This includes customer equipment previously labelled permitted or certified. 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.
This equipment shall not be set up to make automatic calls to Telecom's 111 Emergency Service. 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.
If liquid has been spilled into the product. If the product has been exposed to rain or water. 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.
APPAREIL A LASER DE CLASSE 1 PRODUIT LASERATTENTION: RADIATION DU FAISCEAU LASER INVISIBLE EN CAS D’OUVERTURE. EVITTER TOUTE EXPOSITION AUX RAYONS. LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE LASER KLASSE 1 VORSICHT: UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG GEÖFFNET NICHT DEM STRAHLL AUSSETZEN PRODUCTO LÁSER DE LA CLASE I ADVERTENCIA: RADIACIÓN LÁSER INVISIBLE AL SER ABIERTO.
Radio Device Regulatory Notice Note: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth™ only. 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®...
Cyprus and Malta. Usage allowed in the countries of European Union, as well as Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein. This device must be used in strict accordance with the regulations and constraints in the country of use. For further information, please contact local office in the country of use.
Note: Acer 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. This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range.
Exposure of humans to RF fields (RSS-102) The TravelMate, Aspire series employs low gain integral antennas that do not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from Health Canada’s Web site at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.
Appendix B Regulation & safety notices Notebook Personal Computer LW80 TravelMate 2200/2700 TravelMate 220xxx/270xxx (“x” = 0~9, a ~ z, or A ~ Z) Acer America Corporation 2641 Orchard Parkway, San Jose CA 95134, U. S. A. Mr. Young Kim 408-922-2909 408-922-2606...
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Appendix B Regulation & safety notices...