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TravelMate 4720/4320 Series User's Guide...
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Information for your safety and comfort Safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off before cleaning Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
Warnings Do not use this product near water. • Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product • falls, it could be seriously damaged. Slots and openings are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable •...
Note: The grounding pin also provides good protection from unexpected noise produced by other nearby electrical devices that may interfere with the performance of this product. Use the product only with the supplied power supply cord set. If you need •...
When the operation time becomes noticeably shorter than normal, buy a new battery. Use only Acer approved batteries, and recharge your battery only with Acer approved chargers designated for this device.
Telephone line safety Disconnect all telephone lines from the equipment when not in use and/or • before servicing. To avoid the remote risk of electric shock from lightning, do not connect • the telephone line to this equipment during lightning or thunderstorms. Warning! For safety reasons, do not use non-compliant parts when adding or changing components.
viii Pacemakers. Pacemaker manufacturers recommend that a minimum separation of 15.3 centimeters (6 inches) be maintained between wireless devices and a pacemaker to avoid potential interference with the pacemaker. These recommendations are consistent with the independent research by and recommendations of Wireless Technology Research. Persons with pacemakers should do the following: Always keep the device more than 15.3 centimeters (6 inches) from the •...
To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit http://global.acer.com/about/sustainability.htm Mercury advisory For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display: Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state or federal laws.
50% less energy than conventional equipment. More information refers to http://www.energystar.gov and http://www.energystar.gov/powermangement. As an ENERGY STAR partner, Acer Inc. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. This product has been shipped enabled for power management: Activate display’...
Finding your comfort zone Find your comfort zone by adjusting the viewing angle of the monitor, using a footrest, or raising your sitting height to achieve maximum comfort. Observe the following tips: refrain from staying too long in one fixed posture •...
Developing good work habits Develop the following work habits to make your computer use more relaxing and productive: Take short breaks regularly and often. • Perform some stretching exercises. • Breathe fresh air as often as possible. • Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy body. •...
First things first We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. Your guides To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides: First off, the Just for Starters... poster helps you get started with setting up your computer.
To turn the power off, do any of the following: Use the Windows shutdown command • Click on Start then click on Shut Down. Use the power button • You can also put the computer in sleep mode by pressing the sleep hotkey <Fn>...
Taking care of your battery pack Here are some ways to take care of your battery pack: Use only batteries of the same kind as replacements. Turn the power off • before removing or replacing batteries. Do not tamper with batteries. Keep them away from children. •...
Acer eNet Management Acer ePower Management Acer ePresentation Management Acer eDataSecurity Management Acer eLock Management Acer eRecovery Management Acer eSettings Management Windows Mobility Center Your Acer notebook tour Closed front view Left view Right view Rear view Base view Specifications Indicators...
Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray Using a computer security lock Audio Adjusting the volume Using the system utilities Acer BiopProtect (manufacturing option) Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) Launch Manager Norton Internet Security NTI Shadow Frequently asked questions Requesting service...
PC Card slot Installing memory BIOS utility Boot sequence Enable disk-to-disk recovery Password Using software Playing DVD movies Acer eRecovery Management Create backup Burn backup disc Restore and recovery Troubleshooting Troubleshooting tips Error messages Regulations and safety notices FCC notice...
Acer Empowering Technology The Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer system. Displayed by default in the upper half of your screen, it provides access to the following utilities: Note: All of the following content is for general reference only.
Acer eNet Management Acer eNet Management helps you quickly connect to both wired and wireless networks in a variety of locations. To access this utility, select "Acer eNet Management" from the Empowering Technology toolbar or run the program from the Acer Empowering Technology program group in Start menu. You can...
Acer eNet Management can save network settings for a location to a profile, and automatically switch to the appropriate profile when you move from one location to another. Settings stored include network connection settings (IP and DNS settings, wireless AP details, etc.), as well as default printer settings.
To access this utility, select "Acer ePower Management" from the Empowering Technology toolbar, run the program from the Acer Empowering Technology program group in Start menu, or right-click the Windows power icon in the system tray and select "Acer ePower Management". Using power plans Acer ePower Management comes with three predefined power plans: Balanced, High performance and Power saver.
Click "Apply" to save your new settings. To delete a power plan: You cannot delete the power plan you are currently using. If you want to delete the active power plan, switch to another one first. Select the power plan you wish to delete from the drop-down list. Click the Delete Power Plan icon.
Acer ePresentation Management Acer ePresentation Management lets you project your computer's display to an external display device or projector using the hotkey: <Fn> + <F5>. If auto- detection hardware is implemented in the system and the external display supports it, your system display will be automatically switched out when an external display is connected to the system.
Acer eDataSecurity Management (for selected models) Acer eDataSecurity Management is an encryption utility that protects your files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. It is conveniently integrated with Windows Explorer as a shell extension for quick data encryption/decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook.
Acer eLock Management Acer eLock Management is simple yet effective utility that allows you to lock removable storage, optical and floppy drive devices to ensure that data can't be stolen while your system is unattended. Removable Storage Devices — includes USB disk drives, USB pen drives, USB •...
Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management is a versatile backup utility. It allows you to create full or incremental backups, burn the factory default image to optical disc, and restore from previously created backups or reinstall applications and drivers. By default, user-created backups are stored to the D:\ drive.
For more information, please refer to "Acer eRecovery Management" on page 63 in the AcerSystem User's Guide. Note: If your computer did not come with a Recovery CD or System CD, please use Acer eRecovery Management's "System backup to optical disc" feature to burn a backup image to CD or DVD.
Acer eSettings Management Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications, set BIOS passwords and modify boot options. Acer eSettings Management also: Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigation. • Prints and saves hardware specifications. • Lets you set an asset tag for your system.
The Windows Mobility Center collects key mobile-related system settings in one easy-to-find place, so you can quickly configure your Acer system to fit the situation as you change locations, networks or activities. Settings include display brightness, power plan, volume, wireless networking on/off, external display settings, display orientation and synchronization status.
Your Acer notebook tour After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster, let us show you around your new Acer notebook. Front view Item Description Acer Crystal Eye Web camera for video communication. Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording.
The left and right buttons function like the left and (left, center* right mouse buttons. and right) *The center button serves as Acer BioProtect fingerprint reader supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function (manufacturing option) or a 4-way scroll button (manufacturing option) .
Closed front view Icon Item Speakers IEEE 1394 port (6-pin) Infrared port USB 2.0 port Line-in jack Microphone jack Headphones/ speaker/line-out jack Bluetooth communication switch Wireless communication switch Latch Description Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. Connects to IEEE 1394 devices. Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer and IR-aware computer).
Left view Icon Item Kensington lock slot Optical drive Optical disk access indicator Optical drive eject button Emergency eject hole USB 2.0 port 5-in-1 card reader Description Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs (location depends on model) Lights up when the optical drive is active (location depends on model).
Right view Icon Item PC Card slot eject button PC Card slot Two USB 2.0 ports S-Video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port Ethernet (RJ-45) port External display (VGA) port DC-in jack Rear view Icon Item Ventilation slots Modem (RJ-11) port Description Ejects the PC Card from the slot. Accepts one Type II PC Card.
Base view Item Battery bay Battery lock Acer DASP (Disk Anti- Shock Protection) Hard disk bay Memory compartment Houses the computer's main memory. Battery release latch Description Houses the computer's battery pack. Locks the battery in position. Protects the hard disk drive from shocks and bumps.
Up to 2 GB of DDR2 533/667 MHz memory (for TM4320 only), upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support) Storage subsystem • 80/120/160 GB or larger hard disk drive with Acer DASP (Disk Anti-Shock Protection) enhancement • Optical drive options: •...
Indicators The computer has serveral easy-to-read status indicators. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed Icon Function Description Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Num Lock Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Caps Lock Lights up when Caps Lock is activated.
> to run the Acer Empowering Technology. Please see "Acer Empowering Technology" on page pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. See "Launch Manager" on page 40. Icon...
Lock key - runs the Windows • you step out. If the laptop is equipped with Acer Bio-Protection, you only need to swipe your finger to log into Windows Presentation key - minimizes open application windows and prepares the •...
Touchpad The built-in touchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the cursor responds as you move your finger across the surface of the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest provides optimum comfort and support. Touchpad basics The following items show you how to use the touchpad: Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor.
Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button. • Use Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader (3) supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function (manufacturing option) or the 4-way scroll (3) button (manufacturing option) to scroll up or down and move left or right a page.
Using the keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded numeric keypad, separate cursor, lock, Windows, function and special keys. Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Lock key Description Caps Lock...
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: <...
Screen blank <Fn> + <F7> Touchpad toggle <Fn> + <F8> Speaker toggle Description Displays help on hotkeys. Launches Acer eSettings in Acer Empowering Technology. See "Acer Empowering Technology" on page 1. Launches Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology. See "Acer Empowering...
Hotkey Icon Function <Fn> + <↑> Volume up <Fn> + <↓> Volume down <Fn> + <→> Brightness up <Fn> + < ← > Brightness down Description Increases the sound volume. Decreases the sound volume. Increases the screen brightness. Decreases the screen brightness.
Special keys You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. The Euro symbol Open a text editor or word processor. Either press < > at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5>...
Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray Press the drive eject button to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is on. Insert a paper clip to the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is off.
Using a computer security lock The notebook comes with a Kensington-compatible security slot for a security lock. Wrap the computer security lock cable around an immovable object such as a table or handle of a locked drawer. Insert the lock into the notch and turn the key to secure the lock.
Audio The computer comes with 32-bit Intel High Definition (HD) Audio, and dual stereo speakers. Adjusting the volume Adjusting the volume on the computer is as easy as pressing some buttons. See "Hotkeys" on page 32 for more information on adjusting the speaker volume.
Password Bank, and fast application/website launching and login with Acer FingerLaunch. Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution also allows you to navigate through web browsers and documents using Acer FingerNav. With Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution, you can now enjoy an extra layer of protection for your...
Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four pre-defined display settings so you can view multiple windows on the same screen. To access this function, please go to Start, All Programs and click on Acer GridVista. You may choose any one of the four display settings indicated below:...
Enjoy the convenience of a well-organized desktop. Note: Please ensure that the resolution setting of your second monitor is set to the manufacturer's recommended value. Launch Manager Launch Manager allows you to set the four easy-launch buttons located above the keyboard. "Easy-launch buttons" on page 26 for the location of the easy- launch buttons.
Norton Internet Security Norton Internet Security is an anti-virus utility that can protect against viruses, keeping your data safe and secure. How do I check for viruses? Double-click the Norton Internet Security icon on the Windows desktop. Select Tasks & Scans. Select Run Scan to scan your system.
NTI Shadow NTI Shadow allows users to schedule continuous backup jobs that copy the contents of one or more folders (the "backup source") to another location (the "backup destination"). The backup jobs are continuous because they are scheduled to regularly update the data in the backup folder either continuously or in user-defined intervals.
Frequently asked questions The following is a list of possible situations that may arise during the use of your computer. Easy solutions are provided for each one. I turned on the power, but the computer does not start or boot up. Look at the power indicator: If it is not lit, no power is being supplied to the computer.
No audio is heard from the computer. Check the following: The volume may be muted. In Windows, look at the volume control • (speaker) icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on the icon and deselect the Mute all option. The volume level may be too low.
It is important to back up all data files before using this option. Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings. Check to see if Acer disk-to-disk recovery is enabled or not. Make sure the D2D Recovery setting in Main is Enabled.
To start the recovery process: Restart the system. While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to enter the recovery process. Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery. Important! This feature occupies 10 GB in a hidden partition on your hard disk.
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 AC adapter.
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.
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 mains 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 to become fully depleted and the computer shuts down. When the battery-low warning appears, the recommended course of action depends on your situation: Situation...
Taking your notebook PC with you This section gives you tips and hints to consider when moving around or traveling with your computer. Disconnecting from the desktop Follow these steps to disconnect your computer from external accessories: Save any open files. Remove any media, floppy disks or compact disks from the drive(s).
Note: If the Sleep indicator is off, the computer has entered Hibernation mode and is turned off. If the power indicator is off but the Sleep indicator is on, the computer has entered Sleep mode. In both cases, press and release the power button to turn the computer back on.
Special considerations Follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling to and from work: Minimize the effects of temperature changes by keeping the computer • with you. If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot carry the •...
Special considerations In addition to the guidelines for taking the computer home, follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling: Always take the computer as carry-on luggage. • If possible, have the computer inspected by hand. Airport security X-ray •...
Securing your computer Your computer is a valuable investment that you need to take care of. Learn how to protect and take care of your computer. Security features include hardware and software locks — a security notch and passwords. Using a computer security lock A security keylock notch, located on the chassis of the computer, lets you connect a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.
Entering passwords When a password is set, a password prompt appears in the center of the display screen. When the Supervisor Password is set, a prompt appears when you press • <F2> to enter the BIOS utility at boot-up. Type the Supervisor Password and press <Enter> to access the BIOS utility. •...
Expanding through options Your notebook PC offers you a complete mobile computing experience. Connectivity options Ports allow you to connect peripheral devices to your computer as you would with a desktop PC. For instructions on how to connect different external devices to the computer, read the following section.
Built-in network feature The built-in network feature allows you to connect your computer to an Ethernet-based network. To use the network feature, connect an Ethernet cable from the Ethernet (RJ-45) port on the chassis of the computer to a network jack or hub on your network.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) The USB 2.0 port is a high-speed serial bus which allows you to connect USB peripherals without taking up precious system resources. IEEE 1394 port The computer's IEEE 1394 port allows you to connect to an IEEE 1394- compatible device like a video camera or digital camera.
PC Card slot The Type II PC Card slot of the computer accepts PC Cards that enhance the usability and expandability of the computer. These cards should have a PC Card logo on them. PC Cards (formerly PCMCIA) are add-on cards for portable computers, giving you expansion possibilities long afforded by desktop PCs.
Reinstall the battery pack, and reconnect the AC adapter. Turn on the computer. The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total memory size. Please consult a qualified technician or contact your local Acer dealer. BIOS utility The BIOS utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer's BIOS.
Enable disk-to-disk recovery To enable disk-to-disk recovery (hard disk recovery), activate the BIOS utility, then select Main from the categories listed at the top of the screen. Find D2D Recovery at the bottom of the screen and use the <F5> and <F6> keys to set this value to Enabled.
Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management is a tool to quickly backup and restore the system. You can create and save a backup of the current system configuration to hard disk, CD or DVD. You can also backup/restore the factory default image, and reinstall applications and drivers.
Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process. Burn backup disc Using the Burn Disc page of Acer eRecovery Management, you can burn the factory default image, a user backup image, the current system configuration, or an application backup image to CD or DVD.
Troubleshooting This chapter shows you how to deal with common system problems. Read it before calling a technician if a problem occurs. Solutions to more serious problems require opening up the computer. Do not attempt to open the computer yourself; contact your dealer or authorized service center for assistance.
If you still encounter problems after going through the corrective measures, please contact your dealer or an authorized service center for assistance. Some problems may be solved using the BIOS utility.
Regulations and safety notices 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. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
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 notebook PC series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please visit http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/reg-nb/index.htm for complete documents.)
Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the proper functioning of your equipment. If they do, you will be notified in advance to give you an opportunity to maintain uninterrupted telephone service. If this equipment should fail to operate properly, disconnect the equipment from the phone line to determine if it is causing the problem.
Notice for New Zealand 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. Above all, it provides no assurance that any item will work correctly in all respects with another item of Telepermitted equipment of a different make or model, nor does it imply that any product is compatible with all of...
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. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
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 modules).
wireless mouse/keyboard) EN301 511 V9.0.2:2003 (Applied to models with 3G function) • EN301 908-1 V2.2.1:2003 (Applied to models with 3G • function). EN301 908-2 V2.2.1:2003 (Applied to models with 3G • function).
LAN Mini PCI Card built in to the screen section and all persons. Note: The Acer wireless Mini PCI adapter implements a 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 ensure good quality radiocommunication.
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
Address of responsible party: Contact person: Tel: Fax: Notebook PC MS2204 TravelMate 4720/4320 TravelMate 472xxx/432xxx ("x" = 0 - 9, a - z, or A - Z) Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95110 Acer Representitive 1-254-298-4000 1-254-298-4147...
Acer Computer (Shanghai) Limited 3F, No. 168 Xizang medium road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai Tel: 886-2-8691-3089 Fax: 886-2-8691-3000 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Hereby declare that: Product: Personal Computer Trade Name: Acer Model Number: MS2204 Machine Type: TravelMate 4720/4320 SKU Number:TravelMate 472xxx/432xxx ("x"...
Council Decision 98/482/EC (CTR21) for pan- European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment...
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