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1 First things first System specifications Package contents Accessing the user’s guide 2 System tour Features Performance Multimedia Connectivity Front panel Rear panel - VT3600D Rear panel - VT3600G Keyboard Programmable keys Internet/Suspend keys Multimedia keys Volume control/Mute knob Lock keys Cursor keys Windows keys Function keys...
Upgrading your computer Installing additional memory Replacing the hard disk Installing an expansion card 5 System utilities Acrobat Reader Acer LANScope (optional) Norton AntiVirus NTI CD-Maker (for models with CD-RW) PowerDVD (for models with DVD) BIOS utility Reinstalling programs Recovering your system...
Appendix B: Taking care of your computer Important tips Cleaning and servicing Asking for technical assistance Index...
Carefully unpack the carton and remove the contents. If any of the following items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately: • Veriton 3600 series • Items contained in the accessory box • Foot stands •...
On the Windows XP taskbar, click on the Start button then select Help and Support Center. On the Help and Support Center home page, double-click the Veriton 3600 series Online icon. To access the user’s guide (for Windows 2000) Double-click on the Veriton 3600 series Online icon on your Windows desktop.
Features Here are just a few of your computer’s many features: Performance ® • Intel Pentium 4 supporting FSB up to 800 MHz ® • Intel Celeron CPU supporting FSB up to 400 MHz • Intel Hyperthreading Technology supported on 3.06 GHz and higher Intel Pentium •...
• One VGA port • Eight Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports (two internal, two on the front and four on the rear panel) • High-speed fax/data PCI modem (optional) • Broadcom 5705 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit LAN support with remote wake-up function...
Front panel Your computer’s front panel consists of the following: Label Icon Component Floppy drive light-emitting diode (LED) 3.5-inch floppy drive Floppy drive eject button CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW Headphone/Earphone port Volume control CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW tray CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW LED CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW emergency eject slot Stop/Eject button USB ports 2 System tour...
Label Icon Component Microphone-in jack (front) Headphone-out port Hard disk activity LED LAN activity LED Power LED Power button Note: The system has two microphone-in jacks (front and rear). However, you can not use both of them at the same time. By default, your system enables the microphone-in jack in front and disables the one at the back.
Rear panel - VT3600D Your computer’s rear panel consists of the following: Label Icon Color Component Power supply Voltage selector switch Keyhole Green PS/2 mouse port Teal or Serial port Turquoise Burgundy Parallel/Printer port White Network port One Touch Recovery button (Optional) 2 System tour...
Label Icon For information on how to connect the peripherals, see “Connecting peripherals” on page 41 and “Connecting options” on page 49. Color Component Light blue Audio-in/Line-in jack Monitor port (PCI expansion card) Telephone/Handset line port Power cord socket Purple PS/2 keyboard port Black USB ports...
Rear panel - VT3600G Your computer’s rear panel consists of the following: Label Icon Color Component Power supply Voltage selector switch Keyhole Green PS/2 mouse port Teal or Serial port Turquoise Burgundy Parallel/Printer port Blue Monitor port (On-die VGA) White Network port 2 System tour...
Label Icon For information on how to connect the peripherals, see “Connecting peripherals” on page 41 and “Connecting options” on page 49. Color Component One Touch Recovery button (Optional) Light blue Audio-in/Line-in jack Monitor port (PCI expansion card) Telephone/Handset line port Power cord socket Purple PS/2 keyboard port...
Keyboard The keyboard that came with your computer has full-sized keys that include separate cursor keys, two Windows keys, and twelve function keys. For information on how to connect your USB keyboard, please see “Connecting peripherals” on page 41. Description Programmable keys Internet/Suspend keys Multimedia keys...
Programmable keys The programmable keys help you directly access a URL (Web site) or launch any program, files, or application in your system. The fifth key is set to launch the Windows Media Player. If you want to configure the settings of each key, right click on the Magic Keyboard icon located on the desktop.
Internet/Suspend keys The Internet/Suspend keys consist of three buttons: Icon Email browser Suspend Description Launches your email application. Launches your current default browser. Press this button to put system to sleep. 2 System tour...
Multimedia keys Allow you to conveniently play, pause, stop, step forward, or step back a song or movie using your keyboard. Icon Play/Pause Stop Forward Backward Description Press to start playing the audio track or video file. Press again to pause. Press to stop playing the audio track or video file.
Volume control/Mute knob The volume control/mute knob controls the speaker volume. Turn it clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the volume. Press it to toggle between mute and sound. 2 System tour...
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 Description When activated, all alphabetic characters typed appear in uppercase (same function as pressing Shift + <letter>).
2 System tour Cursor keys The cursor keys, also called the arrow keys, let you move the cursor around the screen. They serve the same function as the arrow keys on the numeric keypad when the Num Lock is toggled off.
Windows keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Windows logo key Application key Description Start button. Combinations with this key perform special functions, such as: • Windows + Tab: Activate the next Taskbar button • Windows + E: Explore My Computer •...
2 System tour Function keys The function keys, F1 - F12, let you perform specific functions, depending on the application that uses them. Palm rest The detachable palm rest provides you a comfortable place to rest your hands while typing.
Optical drive Your computer may come with a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or a combo DVD/ CD-RW 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 digital video discs (DVDs) as well.
When the disc tray slides open, place the CD or DVD gently on the tray. 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.
Hard disk Your computer is preinstalled with a high-capacity Enhanced-IDE!!!! (E-IDE) hard disk. Refer to “Replacing the hard disk” on page 72 for instructions on how to upgrade or replace your hard disk...
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.
Attach the foot stands to the slots on the housing frame (b) as shown in the figure below:...
To position your PC in a desktop or horizontal position: Attach the foot stands as shown in the figure that follows. Place your computer in the desired location. Take note of the following when selecting a location for your computer: •...
Positioning your monitor Place your monitor at a comfortable viewing distance, usually 50 to 60 centimeters away. Adjust the display in such a way that the top of the screen is at or slightly below eye level. Positioning your keyboard The location of the keyboard is a very important factor to your posture.
keyboard beside your monitor will make you turn your head while you type which could add tension to your neck muscles that may later result in neck strain. Positioning your mouse • The mouse should be placed on the same surface as your keyboard so that you can reach it with ease.
Connecting peripherals Setting up your computer is easy. For the most part, you only have four things to connect: the mouse, the keyboard, the monitor, and the power cable. Note: The peripherals shown in the connections below are for your reference only. Actual device models may vary in select countries.
3 Setting up your computer PS/2 mouse Plug the PS/2 mouse cable into the PS/2 mouse port (green port) located on the rear panel of your computer.
Connecting a monitor The location of your monitor port depends on which Veriton 3600 models you have. Refer to “Rear panel - VT3600D” on page 16 or “Rear panel - VT3600G” on page 18 to locate your monitor port(s). To connect a monitor, simply plug the monitor cable into the monitor port (blue port) located on the rear panel of your computer.
Connecting the power cable Caution! Before you proceed, check the voltage range in your area. Make sure that it matches your computer’s voltage setting . If they don’t match, set your computer’s voltage selector switch to the voltage range applicable to your area. Set the voltage selector switch to the voltage range applicable to your area (a).
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.
Turning off your computer To turn off your computer, follow the steps below. For Windows XP: On the Windows XP taskbar, click on the Start button, and click Turn Off Computer; then click Turn Off. Turn off all peripherals connected to your computer. For Windows 2000: On the Windows 2000 taskbar, click on the Start button, highlight Shut Down, select Shut down from the drop down window then...
Connecting options Connecting your printer Your computer supports parallel, serial and USB printers. To connect a parallel printer, plug the printer cable into the parallel port (burgundy port) located on the rear panel of your computer. Note: The printer shown below is for your reference only. Actual device model may vary in select countries.
3 Setting up your computer Connecting the modem (optional) Set up your modem connection by plugging the telephone line and handset line into their corresponding ports on the rear panel of your computer.
Connecting to the 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 (white port) on the rear panel of your computer. Note: Consult your network system administrator or operating system manual for information on how to configure your network setup.
Connecting multimedia devices You can connect multimedia devices such as microphone, earphone or headphone, external speakers, and audio line-in device. These devices will allow you to take advantage of your computer’s multimedia features. Note: The multimedia devices shown below are for your reference only.
• 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.
• external speakers: connect to the Audio-out/Line-out jack (lime jack) on the rear panel of your computer • audio line-in device: connect to the Audio-in/Line-in jack (light blue jack) located on the rear panel of your computer 3 Setting up your computer...
Connecting USB devices Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus design that is capable of cascading peripherals such as a digital camera, keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, printer and modem. With USB, complex cable connections can be eliminated. Your computer comes with six USB ports: two on the front and another four on the rear panel.
3 Setting up your computer Note: Some USB devices have a built-in USB port which allows you to connect or daisy-chain more USB devices.
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.
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.
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 60. You need to open your computer before you can install additional components.
Internal components The figure below shows what your computer looks like once you remove the cover: Number Component 3.5-inch floppy drive Optical drive Drive frame Power supply Mainboard VGA card Modem card Expansion slot Note: The mainboard model shown in the figure above may not be exactly the same with the one found in your computer.
System boards Mainboard layout The mainboard becomes accessible once you open your computer. Refer to the section below for the corresponding mainboard layout of your Veriton 3600 series computer model.
4 Upgrading your computer Veriton 3600G mainboard layout...
Label Component AGP1 AGP slot (VT3600G only) AUD1 Line-in (top), line-out (middle), and rear microphone- in (bottom) ports ATX1 Power connector BIOS1 BIOS chipset Battery CD-in connector COM1 Serial connector DLED1 D-Bracket (LANScope) connector DIMM1 DIMM sockets 1-4 DIMM2 DIMM3 DIMM4 3-pin CPU fan connector CPU ZIF socket...
Label Component JFP1 HDD LED, Power LED connector Power button and Reset switch controller JKBMS1 PS/2 mouse (upper) and keyboard (lower) ports JPW1 Power connector (12V power) JRECOVER One Touch Recovery button connector LPT1 Parallel/Printer port PCI1 to PCI3 PCI slots 1 to 3 SATA1 Serial HDD connectors SATA2...
Audio board The audio board that came with your computer should look like the figure that follows. Label Description JUSB1 USB Connector - connects to the JUSB1 of the mainboard JUSB2 USB Connector - unused USB1 USB port USB2 USB port JAUD1 Standard audio connector - connects to the JAUD1 of the mainboard...
Upgrading your computer Certain components of your computer are upgradeable such as the memory, the hard disk, the CPU and the expansion cards. You need to observe the “Installation precautions” on page 60 when installing or removing a computer component. However, for safety purposes, we do not recommend that you perform these upgrades yourself.
Press the holding clips on both sides of the DDR DIMM socket outward to release the DDR DIMM (1,2). Gently pull the DDR DIMM out of the socket (3). To install a DDR DIMM Locate the DDR DIMM socket on the mainboard.
Align the DDR DIMM with the socket (1). Press the DDR DIMM into the socket until the clips lock onto the DDR DIMM (2,3). Note: The DDR DIMM sockets are slotted to ensure proper installation. If you insert a DDR DIMM but it does not fit easily into the socket, you may have inserted it incorrectly.
Press the tabs (a) and (b) on both sides of the drive frame to release it from the housing. Rotate the drive frame to a 90-degree angle (c); then pull out (d), and remove the drive frame (e).
Detach hard disk cable (a) and power cable (b) from the hard disk. Then, remove the screw that holds the hard disk to the housing (c). Set the screw aside. Slide the hard disk frame to the right (d); then gently move it inward (e) and pull it up to detach it (f).
Install the new hard disk into the housing (a,b,c,d,e). Secure it with the screw you removed earlier (f) and connect the power and hard disk cables to the new hard disk (g,h).
Reinstall the drive frame into the housing (i,j). Make sure the tabs on both sides snap into place. Reattach the CD or DVD drive and the floppy drive cables. Note: Make sure that the other ends of the disk drive cables are securely connected to their corresponding connectors on the mainboard.
Pull out the bracket on the housing opposite the selected empty slot. Remove the expansion card from its protective packaging. 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 the screw you removed earlier. Replace the computer cover (see page 63). When you turn on the computer, BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) automatically detects and assigns resources to the newly-installed devices. 4 Upgrading your computer...
This chapter describes the applications that are preinstalled on your computer.
NTI CD-Maker • PowerDVD • BIOS utility • Acer One-Touch Recovery (System restore utility) If your computer is configured with Microsoft Windows XP the following utilities can be used to monitor and maintain system health. • Backup • Disk Defragmenter All of the applications that came with your computer are very easy to use.
Acrobat Reader Acrobat Reader is a software that lets you view, navigate, browse and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files on all major computer platforms. To read a PDF document • Simply double click on any file with an icon like that shown above. On the windows taskbar, click on the Start button, highlight Programs, and select Acrobat Reader.
Acer LANScope (optional) Acer LANScope 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. Your computer may be bundled with a LANScope installation CD. To install LANScope: Insert the LANScope installation CD into the optical drive.
Norton AntiVirus Norton AntiVirus is an anti-virus software which finds and repairs infected files, protects against viruses to keep your computer data safe and secure. It also scans incoming email attachments for viruses. It provides useful virus detection and repair facilities. How do I check for viruses using Norton AntiVirus? A full system scan scans all files on your computer.
5 System utilities You can schedule customized virus scans that run unattended on specific dates and times or at periodic intervals. If you are using the computer when the scheduled scan begins, it runs in the background so that you do not have to stop working. For more information about Norton AntiVirus, including setting up custom scans and scheduling scans, refer to the Norton AntiVirus Help menu.
NTI CD-Maker (for models with CD-RW) The NTI CD-Maker is a CD-Recording software which allows you to create and copy audio, data and videos to CD-R or CD-RW discs. To copy an audio or data disc: Click the Quick Burning icon Insert the CD you would like to copy into the source drive and a blank disc into the target drive.
5 System utilities Click the Start button to begin copying. For more information about NTI CD-Maker and its other features, refer to the NTl CD-Maker Help menu.
PowerDVD (for models with DVD) PowerDVD is a high-quality, pure software DVD player which brings high-quality movies and karaoke to your multimedia PC. You can play back high resolution DVD titles or MPEG-2 files with MPEG-2 video and Dolby Digital (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.
BIOS utility The BIOS utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer's Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). Since most computers are already properly configured and optimized, there is no need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems and get the "Run Setup"...
Reinstalling programs If you uninstall one of the preinstalled programs and want to reinstall it, do the following: Make sure that the system is turned on. Insert the System CD into the CD or DVD drive. Select the application that you want to reinstall. Follow all onscreen instructions until you finish the installation.
Recovering your system If your operating system files are lost or damaged, the recovery process will restore your system's original factory default settings. Your Acer Veriton series computer includes a One Touch Recovery button, a feature that makes restoring your system quick and easy.
Press the button. After a moment the following screen will appear on your display. Click OK. You will be prompted again to continue.
Click OK again. After 15 seconds the system will reboot and initate the restore operation. After the recovery operation finishes the system will reboot again. You will be required to go through the setup process again. 5 System utilities...
If you attempt to restore your system using the One Touch feature, and the system DOES NOT respond, contact your local vendor or authorised Acer representative immediately.
Using Backup (Windows XP only) The Backup utility creates copies of information on your hard disk. In the event that the original data on your hard disk is erased or overwritten, or becomes inaccessible because of a hark disk malfunction, you can use the copy to restore your lost or damaged data.
Disk Defragmenter (Windows XP only) The disk degfragmentation utility consolidates files and folders on your computer’s hard disk. This allows your computer to access files and folders and save new data more efficiently. By consolidating your files and folders, the defragmenter also consolidates the volume’s free space, making it less likely that new files will be fragmented.
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 (www.acersupport.com) for assistance.
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 the power switch but the system did not boot up. A: Check the LED located beside the power switch.
Q: Nothing appears on the screen. A: Your computer’s power management function automatically blanks the screen to save power. Just press any key to turn the display back If pressing a key does not work, contact your dealer or the technical support center for assistance.
Q: System cannot read diskette, hard disk, CD or DVD information. A: Check the following: • Make sure that you are using the correct type of disc. See page 29. • Make sure the CD or DVD is inserted into the drive correctly. •...
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.
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.
result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product. Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Year 2000 compliance statement The Veriton 3600 series computer carries the "Hardware NSTL Tested Year 2000 Compliant" logo, which certifies that this model has been tested by NSTL using the YMark2000 test, and has been found to meet NSTL's standards for Year...
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. •...
Use a soft cloth moistened with water and gently wipe the exterior of the computer and the keyboard. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. To clean your pointing device To clean a regular mouse (with rubber ball) Open the circular cover underneath the mouse. Take out the rubber ball and wipe it with a soft, damp cloth.
Appendix B: Taking care of your computer...