Acer Aspire S Series User Manual

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  • Page 1 Aspire S Series User’s Guide...
  • Page 2 Model Number :__________________________________ Serial Number:___________________________________ Purchase Date: ___________________________________ Place of Purchase: ________________________________ Acer and the Acer Logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other company's product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Macrovision® copyright protection notice System Tour Front panel Rear panel System Features Performance Multimedia Connectivity System peripherals Mouse(PS/2 or USB, manufacturing option) Keyboard(PS/2 or USB, manufacturing option) Speakers System upgrade Open the computer Set up new components Setting up your computer Necessary to know before Setup Select location Open package...
  • Page 4: Macrovision® Copyright Protection Notice

    TBR 21 Notice for Australia Important safety instructions Macrovision® copyright protection notice Lithium battery statement Laser compliance statement Declaration of Conformity Federal Communications Comission Declaration of Conformity Macrovision® copyright protection notice This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners.
  • Page 5: System Tour

    System Tour Your computer’s front panel consists of the following: Front panel Description Optical Drive USB Ports Speaker or Headphone Jack Description Floppy Drive Microphone Jack Power Button...
  • Page 6: Rear Panel

    Rear panel Icon Description Power cord socket Voltage Selector Switch PS/2 Mouse Port PS/2 Keyboard Port Serial Port Monitor Connector Parallel Port Microphone-in jack Audio-out Jack Audio-in Jack USB Ports LAN Port System Tour...
  • Page 7: System Features

    System Features Your computer features: Performance • Intel® Pentium® 4/Celeron® CPU • DDR System Memory, 2 DIMM Slots, expandable to 2GB • Power management function • 3.5 inch floppy drive • CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW (52X/24X), DVD/CD-RW combo or DVD writer •...
  • Page 8: System Peripherals

    System Tour System peripherals The Aspire S Series computer consists the system itself, and system peripherals, like a mouse, a keyboard and a set of speakers (optional). This section provides a brief description of basic system peripherals. Mouse(PS/2 or USB, manufacturing option) The included mouse is a standard two-button wheel mouse.
  • Page 9: Speakers

    Speakers For systems bundled with speakers, before powering on the system, connect the speaker cable to the audio out (external speaker) port on the back panel of the system. For more detailed information about the speakers, please refer to the included operating instructions.
  • Page 10: System Upgrade

    System upgrade You can expand your Aspire S Series system quickly and easily by adding components. You can also upgrade the components of your Aspire S Series system. Open the computer Before removing any panels or covers, please make sure to shut off the computer and unplug the power cord from the outlet.
  • Page 11: Setting Up Your Computer

    Your Aspire S Series has standard I/O (Input/Output) interfaces such as a serial port, parallel port, PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports, the system includes USB ports, two microphone ports and stereo line-out jacks(one at front and one at rear panel) and a stereo line-in Jack.
  • Page 12: Connecting The Peripherals

    Ensure that all items are present and in good condition. If any of the following items are missing or appear damaged, contact your dealer immediately. • Aspire S Series Series • PS/2 or USB keyboard (manufacturing option) • PS/2 or USB mouse (manufacturing option) •...
  • Page 13: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting The following questions are possible situations that may arise during the use of your computer and each is followed by simple answers and solutions to the situation. Q: I pressed the power switch but the system did not boot up. A: Check the LED located above the power switch.
  • Page 14 A: Check the following: • The volume may be muted. Look for the Volume icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on the icon and deselect the Mute option. You can also press the volume control/mute knob on your USB keyboard to toggle the mute function.
  • Page 15: Taking Care Of Your Computer

    Taking Care of your computer Please read the important instructions listed in this section. Following these instructions will help you maximize the durability of your computer. Important tips • Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it near sources of heat, such as a radiator.
  • Page 16: To Clean Your Pointing Device

    If the computer is not operating normally. Asking for technical assistance For technical assistance, contact your local dealer or distributor. You may also access the Acer Web site ( for information on how and where to contact the service centers available in your area.
  • Page 17: Energy Star Guidelines Compliance

    Energy Star Guidelines Compliance As an Engery 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.
  • Page 18: Notice: Canadian Users

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respected toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this personal computer is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Modem notices Notice for USA This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules.
  • Page 19: Tbr 21

    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 pan-European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
  • Page 20 If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the fuse rating.
  • Page 21: Macrovision® Copyright Protection Notice

    Macrovision® copyright protection notice This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation.
  • Page 22: Laser Compliance Statement

    ähnlichen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach Angaben des Herstellers. Laser compliance statement The CD or DVD drive used with this computer is a laser product. The CD or DVD drive’s classification label (shown below) is located on the drive. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT CAUTION: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN.
  • Page 23: Declaration Of Conformity

    EN61000-4-6: 1996/A1: 2001 AS/NZS 61000.4.6: 1999 EN61000-4-8: 1993/A1: 2001 AS/NZS 61000.4.8: 2002 EN61000-4-11: 1994/A1: 2001 AS/NZS 61000.4.11: 1999 Acer Inc. 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih, Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan, R. O. C. Personal Computer Aspire SA10/SA20/SA30 Description...
  • Page 24 Acer Incorporated. al connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). We, Acer Inc., hereby declare that the equipment bearing the trade name and model number specified above was tested conforming to the applicable Rules under the most accurate measurement standards possible, and that all the...
  • Page 25: Federal Communications Comission Declaration Of Conformity

    Name of Responsible Party: Address of Responsible Party: Contact Person: Phone No.: Fax No.: Personal Computer Aspire SA10/SA20/SA30 Acer America Corporation 2641 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA 95134, U. S. A. Mr. Young Kim/Director, Quality Manager, Acer America Corporation 408-922-2909 408-922-2606...