Acer 3200 User Manual

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  • Page 1 Veriton 3200 User’s guide...
  • Page 2 Acer reserves the right to make changes to the products de- scribed in this manual at any time and without notice.
  • Page 3 (e) sublicense or otherwise make the software available to third parties. The software is the property of Acer or Acer’s supplier and you do not have and shall not gain any proprietary interest in the software (including any modifications or copies made by or for you) or any related intellectual property rights.
  • Page 4: Fcc Notice

    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. This device generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    Use conditions This part complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Notice: Canadian users This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
  • Page 6 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 7: Laser Compliance Statement

    Laser compliance statement The CD-ROM drive in this computer is a laser product. The CD-ROM 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. APPAREIL A LASER DE CLASSE 1 PRODUIT LASERATTENTION: RADIATION DU FAISCEAU LASER INVISIBLE EN CAS D’OUVERTURE.
  • Page 8 viii ADVARSEL Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme batteritype eller en tilsvarende type anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten. Brukte batterier kasseres i henhold til fabrikantens instruksjoner. VARNING Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Anvãnd samma batterityp eller en ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera anvãnt batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Notices 1 First things first Package contents Taking care of your computer Important tips Cleaning and servicing Asking for technical assistance Accessing the online manual 2 System tour Features Performance Multimedia Connectivity Front panel Rear panel Keyboard Programmable keys Internet/Suspend keys Multimedia keys Volume control/Mute Cursor keys...
  • Page 10 Power cable Turning on your computer Turning off your computer Connecting options Printer Network Modem (optional) Multimedia devices 4 Upgrading your computer Installation precautions ESD precautions Preinstallation instructions Post-installation instructions Opening your computer To remove the top cover To reinstall the cover Internal components Replacing the hard disk Installing an expansion card...
  • Page 11: First Things First

    1 First things first...
  • Page 12 This chapter describes the contents of your computer package and also provides important tips on how to take care of your computer.
  • Page 13: Package Contents

    Carefully unpack the carton and remove the contents. If any of the following items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately: • Veriton 3200 • Items contained in the accessory box • Foot stands •...
  • Page 14: 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 15: Asking For Technical Assistance

    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 at for information on how and where to contact the service centers available in your area.
  • Page 16: Accessing The Online Manual

    1 First things first Accessing the online manual You may also refer to the Veriton 3200 online manual for information about your computer. To access the online manual, simply double-click on the Veriton 3200 Online icon on your Windows desktop.
  • Page 17: System Tour

    2 System tour...
  • Page 18 This chapter discusses the features and components of your computer.
  • Page 19: Features

    Features Here are just a few of your computer’s many features: Performance • Intel Pentium® III and Celeron processor with integrated L2 cache memory in Flip Chip (FC)-PGA 370 socket form factor • Expandable system memory to a maximum of 512 MB Note: Due to a chipset limitation you can only use two DIMM sockets (DIMM1 and DIMM2) when you install a 133 MHZ front side bus CPU.
  • Page 20: Connectivity

    Connectivity • PS/2 mouse and keyboard interface • One parallel interface and two serial interfaces (internal and external) • Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports (available on front and rear panels) • High-speed fax/data PCI modem (optional) • 10Base-T/100Base-TX network support with remote wake-up function 2 System tour...
  • Page 21: Front Panel

    Front panel Your computer’s front panel consists of the following: Label Icon Component Floppy disk drive light-emitting diode (LED) 3.5-inch floppy disk drive Floppy disk drive eject button CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW Headphone/Earphone port Volume adjustment CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW LED CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW tray CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW emergency eject slot Stop/Eject button...
  • Page 22 Label Icon Component Power switch Power LED System activity LED Hard disk drive activity LED Headphone-out port Microphone-in port USB ports a. The system has two microphone-in ports (front and rear). However, you can not use both of them at the same time. The default setting for your system enables the micro- phone-in port in front and disables the one at the back.
  • Page 23: Rear Panel

    Rear panel Your computer’s rear panel consists of the following: Label Icon Color Component Power supply Voltage Selector switch Keyhole Green PS/2 mouse port Gray Network port Burgundy Parallel/Printer port Gold Game/MIDI port VGA port...
  • Page 24 Label Icon a. The CRT monitor port is automatically disabled when an add-on VGA card is installed into the system. Connect the monitor to the VGA port instead. b. The system has two microphone-in ports (front and rear). However, you can not use both of them at the same time.
  • Page 25: Keyboard

    Keyboard The keyboard that came with your computer has full-sized keys that include separate cursor keys, two Windows keys, and twelve function keys. Programmable keys The programmable keys help you directly access a URL (Web site) or launch any program, file, or application in your system. The fifth key is set to launch the media player.
  • Page 26: Multimedia Keys

    Icon Web browser Suspend/ Resume Multimedia keys The multimedia keys allow you to play, pause, stop, step forward, or step back a song or movie conveniently using your keyboard. Icon Play/Pause Stop Forward Backward Volume control/Mute The volume control/mute knob controls the speaker volume. Turn it clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the volume.
  • Page 27: Lock Keys

    Lock keys The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off to switch between two functions. Lock Key Caps Lock Num Lock Scroll Lock Windows keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Windows logo key Description When activated, all alphabetic characters typed appear in uppercase (same function as...
  • Page 28 Application key Description Opens the applications context menu (same function as clicking the right button of the mouse). 2 System tour...
  • Page 29: Mouse

    Mouse Your mouse has one ratchet wheel and two buttons: a left button and a right button. Quickly pressing and releasing the buttons is called clicking. Sometimes, you will need to do a double-click (clicking the same button twice quickly) or a right-click (clicking the right button quickly).
  • Page 30: Disk Drives

    Disk drives Your computer comes with the following disk drives: 3.5-inch floppy disk drive Your computer’s 3.5-inch floppy disk drive can handle 720-KB and 1.44- MB capacity diskettes. The floppy diskettes are compact, lightweight, and easy to carry around. Here are some tips on how to take care of your diskettes: •...
  • Page 31: Cd-Rom/Dvd-Rom/Cd-Rw Drive

    CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive Your computer may come with a CD-ROM, CD-RW or a DVD-ROM drive. This drive is located on the front panel of your computer. The CD-ROM drive allows you to play different types of compact discs (CDs). The DVD-ROM drive allows you to play not only old CD-ROMs, CD-I discs, and video CDs, but new digital video discs (DVDs) as well.
  • Page 32: To Take Care Of Your Cds And Dvds

    When the disc tray slides open, insert the CD/DVD. Make sure that the label or title side of the disc is facing upward. When holding a disc, hold it by the edges to avoid leaving smudges or fingerprints. Push the eject button again to close the tray. To take care of your CDs and DVDs: •...
  • Page 33: Hard Disk Drive

    Hard disk drive Your computer is preinstalled with a high-capacity Enhanced-IDE (E- IDE) hard disk drive. If you want to replace your hard disk or upgrade it, contact your dealer or a qualified service technician for support.
  • Page 34 2 System tour...
  • Page 35: Setting Up Your Computer

    3 Setting up your computer...
  • Page 36 This chapter contains step-by-step instructions on how to set up your computer and connect additional peripherals.
  • Page 37: Arranging A Comfortable Work Area

    Arranging a comfortable work area Working safely begins with the arrangement of your work space and the proper use of equipment. For this reason, it is very important to take time and think about how you are going to arrange your work area.
  • Page 38 b. Attach the foot stands to the slots on the housing frame as shown in the figure below: To place your PC in the regular desktop position: Check the foot stands that came with your computer. Attach the foot stands as shown in the figure that follows. 3 Setting up your computer...
  • Page 39: Positioning Your Monitor

    Place your computer in the desired location. Take note of the following tips when selecting a location for your computer: • Do not put your computer near any equipment that might cause electromagnetic or radio frequency interference such as radio transmitters, televisions, copy machines, or heating and air- conditioning equipment.
  • Page 40: Positioning Your Mouse

    Positioning your mouse • The mouse should be placed on the same surface as your keyboard so that you can reach it with ease. • Adjust its position to allow enough space for movement without making you stretch or lean over. •...
  • Page 41: Connecting Peripherals

    Connecting peripherals Setting up your computer is easy. For the most part, you only have four things to connect: the USB mouse, the USB keyboard, the monitor, and the power cable. USB devices Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a newer serial bus design that is capable of cascading low-/medium-speed peripherals (less than 12 Mbps) such as a keyboard, mouse, speakers, joystick, scanner, printer and modem.
  • Page 42 3 Setting up your computer Note: Most USB devices have a built-in USB port which allows you to daisy-chain other devices.
  • Page 43: Monitor

    Monitor To connect a monitor, simply plug the monitor cable into the monitor port (blue port) located on the rear panel of your computer. Note: The CRT monitor port is automatically disabled when an add-on VGA card is installed into the system. Connect the monitor to the VGA port instead.
  • Page 44: Power Cable

    Power cable Caution! Before you proceed, check the voltage range in your area. Make sure that it matches your computer’s voltage setting (see the voltage selector switch located on the rear panel of your computer). If they don’t match, change your computer’s voltage setting according to your area’s voltage range.
  • Page 45: Turning On Your Computer

    Turning on your computer After connecting the necessary peripherals and plugging in the power cable, you are now ready to turn the computer on and get to work. To turn on your computer: Turn on all peripherals connected to your computer such as the monitor, printer, fax, speakers, etc.
  • Page 46: Turning Off Your Computer

    Turning off your computer To turn off your computer, do either of the following: • From your Windows desktop, click on Start, Shut Down... and select Shut down; then click on OK. • Turn off all peripherals connected to your computer, and then, press the power switch for at least four seconds.
  • Page 47: Connecting Options

    Connecting options Printer To connect a printer, plug the printer cable into the parallel port (burgundy port) located on the rear panel of your computer.
  • Page 48: Network

    Network You can connect your computer to a Local Area Network (LAN) using a network cable. To do so, simply plug the network cable into the network port (gray port) on the rear panel of your computer. Note: Consult your operating system manual for information on how to configure your network setup.
  • Page 49: Modem (Optional)

    Modem (optional) Set up your modem connection by plugging the telephone line and handset into their corresponding ports on the rear panel of your computer. Refer to the figure below for the connections.
  • Page 50: Multimedia Devices

    Multimedia devices You can connect multimedia devices such as a microphone, headphones or earphones, speakers, an external CD player and a joystick (for games). These devices will allow you to take advantage of your computer’s multimedia features. Plug the devices in as follows: •...
  • Page 51 • earphones, headphones: connect to the Headphone-out port (lime port) located on the front panel of your computer Note: To adjust the volume of the headphones, click on the Volume icon located on the taskbar at the bottom of your screen. When the volume control pops up, drag the volume control lever to the desired level.
  • Page 52 Note: You may also connect the USB speakers to the PS/2 port via use of a USB-to-PS/2 connector. The USB-to-PS/2 connector can only be used with the bundled speakers. It will not work with other USB devices such as a USB mouse, USB keyboard, etc. •...
  • Page 53 • joystick: connects to the Game/MIDI port the rear panel of your computer Note: For information on how to configure multimedia devices, consult the documentation that came with each device. (gold port) located on...
  • Page 54 3 Setting up your computer...
  • Page 55: Upgrading Your Computer

    4 Upgrading your computer...
  • Page 56 This chapter contains instructions on how to upgrade your computer and basic information about your system boards that you will find helpful when performing the upgrade process.
  • Page 57: Installation Precautions

    Installation precautions Before you install any computer component, we recommend that you read the following sections. These sections contain important ESD precautions along with preinstallation and post-installation instructions. ESD precautions Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drives, expansion boards, and other components. Always observe the following precautions before you install a computer component: Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until you are ready to install it.
  • Page 58: Post-Installation Instructions

    Post-installation instructions Observe the following after installing a computer component: See to it that the components are installed according to the step- by-step instructions in their respective sections. Replace any expansion boards or peripherals that you removed earlier. Replace the computer cover. Connect the necessary cables and turn on your computer.
  • Page 59: Opening Your Computer

    Opening your computer Caution: Before you proceed, make sure that you have turned off your computer and all peripherals connected to it. Read the “Preinstallation instructions” on page 47. You need to open your computer before you can install additional components.
  • Page 60: To Reinstall The Cover

    To reinstall the cover Align the cover’s hinges to the housing frame and then gently push it in to slide it back into place. Secure the cover with two screws. 4 Upgrading your computer...
  • Page 61: Internal Components

    Internal components The figure below shows what your computer looks like once you remove the cover: Number Component 3.5-inch floppy disk drive CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive Drive frame Power supply Mainboard VGA card (optional) Modem card (optional) Expansion slot...
  • Page 62: Replacing The Hard Disk

    Replacing the hard disk Follow these steps to replace your computer’s hard disk drive: Remove the cover (see page 49). Detach all cables connected to the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW and 3.5-inch floppy disk drives. Press the tabs on both sides of the drive frame to release it from the housing.
  • Page 63 Pull the drive frame away from the housing. Detach the power and disk drive cables from the hard disk drive. Remove the screw that holds the hard disk drive to the housing. Set the screw aside.
  • Page 64 Hold the hard disk drive frame, slide it to the right and then gently move it inward to detach it (see figure below). Remove the four screws that hold the hard disk drive to the drive frame and detach the hard disk drive. Set the screws aside. 4 Upgrading your computer...
  • Page 65 Insert the new hard disk drive into the frame and secure it with the four screws. Reinstall the drive frame into the housing (see figures below).
  • Page 66 10. Reinstall the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW and 3.5-inch floppy disk drive frame into the housing (see figures below). Make sure that the tabs on both sides snap into place. 11. Reattach the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW and the 3.5-inch floppy disk drive cables. 4 Upgrading your computer...
  • Page 67 Note: Make sure that the other ends of the disk cables are securely connected to their corresponding connectors on the mainboard. 12. Reinstall the cover (see page 50).
  • Page 68: Installing An Expansion Card

    Installing an expansion card Note: Observe the “Installation precautions” on page 47 when installing or removing a computer component. To install an expansion card: Caution! The system accepts low profile PCI cards only. Remove the cover (see page 49). Locate an empty PCI slot on the mainboard. Remove the screw that holds the bracket to the computer.
  • Page 69 Align the card with the empty bracket and then insert it into the slot. Make sure that the card is properly seated. Secure the card to your computer with a screw. Reinstall the cover (see page 50). When you turn on the computer, BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) automatically detects and assigns resources to the newly-installed devices.
  • Page 70: System Boards

    4 Upgrading your computer System boards Mainboard layout The mainboard becomes accessible once you open your computer. It should look like the figure shown below:...
  • Page 71 Label Component Turbo/LAN active LED connector Alert on LAN connector AUDIO2 Audio connector for USB-audio board Battery Buzzer CD-IN CD-ROM audio connector PS/2 mouse (upper) and keyboard (lower) ports Network (upper) and USB (lower) ports MIDI/game (upper), line-out (left), line-in (middle), and mic-in (right) ports CN10 AGP slot...
  • Page 72 Label Component LAN EEPROM Enabled: Disabled: 2-3 JPXA Boot block Enabled: Disabled: 2-3* JPXB Check password Enabled: Disabled: 2-3* JPX1 CMOS clear Clear CMOS: Normal: JPX2 CPU speed Safe mode: Normal: JPX3 Support CPU Coppermine/Celeron: VIA (Cyrix)/Joshua: JPX4 Onboard LAN Enabled: Disabled: 2-3 PS-ON...
  • Page 73 Label Component Super I/O chipset Firmware HUB (BIOS) Audio chipset Intel 82801BA Chipset Wake on LAN connector...
  • Page 74: Audio Board

    Audio board The audio board that came with your computer should look like the figure that follows. Label Description Audio connector - connects to the AUDIO2 connector of the mainboard USB connector - connects to the USB2 connector of the mainboard CN2 and CN3 USB ports Microphone-in port...
  • Page 75: Installing Additional Memory

    Installing additional memory The three 168-pin sockets on board support Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access Memory (SDRAM)-type DIMMs. You may install 32-MB, 64-MB, 128-MB, or 256-MB single and double density for a maximum memory capacity of 512-MB. Note: Due to a chipset limitation you can only use two DIMM sockets (DIMM1 and DIMM2) when you install a 133 MHZ front side bus CPU.
  • Page 76: To Install A Dimm

    Gently pull the DIMM out of the socket (see step 2 in the figure). To install a DIMM Note: Observe the “Installation precautions” on page 47 when installing or removing a computer component. Also, make sure that you have removed the computer cover (see page 49). Open the clips on the socket.
  • Page 77: To Reconfigure Your Computer

    Your computer automatically detects the amount of memory installed. Run the BIOS utility to view the new value for total system memory and make a note of it. For more information on BIOS, refer to the Veriton 3200 online manual (see “Accessing the online manual” on page 6).
  • Page 78: Upgrading The Cpu

    Upgrading the CPU Note: Observe the “Installation precautions” on page 47 when installing or removing a computer component. Also, make sure that you have removed the computer cover (see page 49). To remove the CPU Before you can replace or upgrade your processor, you need to remove the previously installed processor on the mainboard.
  • Page 79: To Install The Upgrade Cpu

    Lift up the socket lever and then pull the CPU out of the socket. To install the upgrade CPU Before you proceed, make sure that there is no CPU installed in the CPU socket. Follow these steps to install the upgrade CPU: Lift up the socket lever.
  • Page 80 Attach the heatsink and fan to the CPU. Make sure that the metal brackets on both sides securely lock the heatsink and fan into place. Plug the fan/heatsink cable into the fan connector on the mainboard. See “Mainboard layout” on page 60 for the location of the connectors on the mainboard.
  • Page 81: Software

    5 Software...
  • Page 82 This chapter describes the applications that came with your computer.
  • Page 83 Your computer comes with the following applications: • PC-cillin • LDCM • NTI CD-Maker 2000 • Power DVD • BIOS utility All of the applications that came with your computer are very easy to use. However, if you need more help and information, you may refer to the online help documentation provided in each software application.
  • Page 84: Pc-Cillin

    PC-cillin PC-cillin is an antivirus program designed to scan and clean computer viruses from your computer’s hard drive and floppy drive. To ensure the integrity of your computer data, you should scan your hard drive on a regular basis. Fixes for newly-discovered viruses may not be included in the software provided with your computer.
  • Page 85: Ldcm

    LDCM LANDesk Client Manager (LDCM) allows desktop management via the Web, standard network, or dial-up connections. It is compatible with the leading management specifications, such as Wired for Management 2.0, Desktop Management Interface (DMI) v2.0, and others. The basic features of the LDCM are as follows: •...
  • Page 86: Nti Cd-Maker 2000

    CD Extra - to record in CD Extra format: audio session, followed by data session. Manual Installation Instruction Insert the Acer System Resource CD and wait for the Acer Resource window to appear. From the Menu select Application. When the Software List Window appears, double-click on NTI CD- Maker.
  • Page 87: Powerdvd

    PowerDVD PowerDVD is a high quality, pure software DVD player which brings high-quality movies and karaoke into your multimedia PC. You may play back high resolution DVD titles or MPEG-2 files with MPEG-2 video and Dolby AC-3 audio. PowerDVD provides a complete set of commands for navigation and advanced features such as multi-angle switching, multi-language and multi-subtitle selection, and parental control is provided.
  • Page 88 10. Dynamic Skin Technology - offers five skin design selections to dynamically change the look of your interface. 11. Bookmark Function - allows you to save your favorite scenes so that you can return to them directly, at a later time. Includes a user-friendly viewer mode, making it simple to get the desired scenes.
  • Page 89: Bios Utility

    The computer reboots immediately after you exit Setup. To run the BIOS utility, press the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Esc. For information about BIOS and how to configure your computer, refer to the Veriton 3200 online manual (see “Accessing the online manual” on page 6).
  • Page 90: Reinstalling Programs

    Reinstalling programs If you uninstall one of the preinstalled programs and want to reinstall it, do the following: Make sure that the computer is turned on and in the Windows OS. Insert the Resource CD into the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive. Select the application that you want to reinstall. Follow all onscreen instructions until you finish the installation.
  • Page 91 6 Q & A...
  • Page 92 This chapter tells you what to do in case your computer is not working properly. However, if a more serious problem arises, contact your dealer or the technical support center for assistance.
  • Page 93 The following questions are possible situations that may arise during the use of your computer and each is followed by easy answers and solutions to the situation. Q: I pressed on the power switch but the system did not boot up. A: Check the LED located at the center of the power switch.
  • Page 94 • For additional information concerning the printer, refer to the printer’s documentation. Q: No sound comes out from the computer. A: Check the following: • The volume may be muted. Under Windows, look for the Volume icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on the icon and deselect the Mute option.
  • Page 95 • Check if the diskette is formatted correctly. If not, format it again. Caution: If you reformat a diskette, you will lose all data on it.
  • Page 96 6 Q & A...

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