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Veriton 5800/6800/7800 Series
User's Guide


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  • Page 1 Veriton 5800/6800/7800 Series User's Guide...
  • Page 2 Serial number: ___________________________________ Purchase date: ___________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________ Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated. Other companies' product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies.
  • Page 3: Disposal Instructions

    Disposal instructions Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle it. For 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.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    1 Empowering Technology Acer Empowering Technology Acer eDataSecurity Management Acer eLock Management Acer ePerformance Management Acer eRecovery Management Acer eSettings Management Acer eAcoustics Management 2 First things first Specifications Package contents Accessing the User's Guide 3 System tour Features Performance...
  • Page 6 System boards Mainboard layout Upgrading your computer Installing additional memory To remove a DDR2 DIMM To install a DDR2 DIMM To reconfigure your computer Replacing the Veriton 5800's hard disk Installing an expansion card Replacing the Veriton 6800/7800's hard disk...
  • Page 7 Installing an expansion card 6 System utilities Adobe Reader Norton AntiVirus How do I check for viruses? NTI CD&DVD-Maker (for models with CD or DVD Burner) PowerDVD (for models with DVD) How do I open and watch a DVD? BIOS utility Reinstalling programs Using backup (Windows XP only) How do I back up files from my hard drive?
  • Page 8 Appendix B: Taking care of your computer 87 Important tips Cleaning and servicing To clean your computer and keyboard To clean your pointing device To clean your monitor When to contact a service technician Asking for technical assistance Index...
  • Page 9: Empowering Technology

    1 Empowering Technology...
  • Page 10 Acer's innovative Empowering Technology makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer desktop.
  • Page 11: Acer Empowering Technology

    Acer eSettings Management accesses system information and adjusts • settings easily. • Acer eAcoustics Management regulates fan and processor speeds for a quieter working environment. For more information, press the < Technology menu, then click on the appropriate utility and select the Help function.
  • Page 12: Acer Edatasecurity Management

    Acer eDataSecurity Management Acer eDataSecurity Management is a handy file 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 and easy data encryption/decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for MSN Messenger and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Page 13: Acer Elock Management

    If you do not set a password, Acer eLock Management will reset back to the initial status with all locks removed. Note: If you lose your password, there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your computer or taking your PC to an Acer Customer Service Center.
  • Page 14: Acer Eperformance Management

    Acer ePerformance Management Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of your Acer computer. It provides you with the following options to enhance overall system performance: Memory optimization — release unused memory and check usage •...
  • Page 15: Acer Erecovery Management

    Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer. The Acer eRecovery Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on your system's HDD. User-created backups are stored on D:\ drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with: •...
  • Page 16: Acer Esettings Management

    Acer eSettings Management Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications and to monitor the system health status. Furthermore, Acer eSettings Management enables you to optimize your Windows operating system, so your computer runs faster, smoother and better. Acer eSettings Management also: Provides a simple graphical user interface letting you navigate through the •...
  • Page 17: Acer Eacoustics Management

    Acer eAcoustics Management Acer eAcoustics Management is a utility that allows you to enjoy a quieter system, scaled to your individual performance needs. Acer eAcoustics Management reduces the sound created from your desktop by adjusting system fan speeds. Utilize different profiles, so you can find the optimal balance of...
  • Page 18 1 Empowering Technology...
  • Page 19: First Things First

    2 First things first...
  • Page 20 This chapter describes the system specifications and contents of your computer package.
  • Page 21: Specifications

    Intel Chipset Intel System memory Supporting up to 4 GB of DDR2 667 RAM Dual channels supported on four DIMMs Drives Veriton 5800: • • Veriton 6800: • • Veriton 7800: • • Network Marvell interface Optional PCI modem I/O interface...
  • Page 22 Lock pad and intrusion alert Housing Veriton 5800 Series: 370 (H) x 130.2 (W) x 435 (D) mm Veriton 6800 Series: 370 (H) x 183 (W) x 450 (D) mm Veriton 7800 Series: 450 (H) x 187 (W) x 495 (D) mm Management...
  • Page 23: Package Contents

    Package contents Before you unpack your computer, make sure that you have enough space to set up your computer. Carefully unpack the carton and remove the contents. If any of the following items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately: •...
  • Page 24 2 First things first...
  • Page 25: System Tour

    3 System tour...
  • Page 26 This chapter discusses the features and components of your computer.
  • Page 27: Features

    Features Here are just a few of your computer's many features: Performance ® ® • Intel Celeron supporting FSB up to 533 MHz, or ® ® Intel Pentium 4 supporting FSB (front side bus) up to 800/1066 MHz ® • Intel 945G Express chipset •...
  • Page 28: Front Panel

    3 System tour Front panel Your computer's front panel consists of the following: Veriton 5800 Veriton 6800...
  • Page 29 Veriton 7800 Icon Component 5.25" drive bay(s) 3.5" floppy drive Microphone-in jack (front) Speaker-out/line-out port USB ports Hardware reset button Indicators Power button Veriton 5800 Veriton 6800/7800...
  • Page 30: Rear Panel

    3 System tour Rear panel Your computer's rear panel consists of the following: Veriton 5800 Veriton 6800...
  • Page 31 Veriton 7800 Icon Component Power supply Power cord socket Voltage selector switch PS/2 mouse port PS/2 keyboard port Serial port Parallel/printer port CRT/LCD monitor port USB ports Network port Veriton 5800/6800/7800...
  • Page 32 Color/Use Line-in Blue Headphone Green Pink Orange Black Gray Note: See "Connecting peripherals" on page 37 and "Connecting options" on page 41 for more information. Veriton 5800/6800/7800 1.1 CH 3.1 CH 5.1 CH Line-in Line-in Line-in Line-out Front Front Mic-in...
  • Page 33: Keyboard

    Keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys that include separate cursor keys, two Windows keys, four multimedia keys, and 12 function keys. For information on how to connect your keyboard, see "Connecting your mouse and keyboard" on page 37. Description Sleep button Multimedia keys Scroll Lock key Cursor keys...
  • Page 34: Internet/Email/Search Keys

    Internet/Email/Search keys Icon Web browser Email Search Multimedia keys Allow you to conveniently play, pause, stop, advance or rewind a song or movie using your keyboard Icon Backward Play/pause Stop Forward Description Launches your current default browser. Launches your email application. Opens a search window.
  • Page 35: Volume Control/Mute Keys

    Volume control/mute keys Icon Volume up Volume down Mute Lock keys The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off to switch between functions. Lock key Description Scroll Lock When activated, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up arrow or down arrow, respectively.
  • Page 36: Cursor Keys

    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.
  • Page 37: Function Keys

    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 with a comfortable place to rest your hands while typing.
  • Page 38: Optical Drive

    However, they are more delicate than diskettes and must be handled with extra care. To insert a CD or DVD into your computer's CD or DVD drive: Gently push the Eject button located on the front panel. Veriton 5800 Veriton 6800/7800...
  • Page 39 Make sure that the label or title side of the disk is facing upward. When holding a disk, hold it by the edges to avoid leaving smudges or fingerprints. Veriton 5800 Veriton 6800/7800 Push the tray and it will close automatically.
  • Page 40: Taking Care Of Your Cds And Dvds

    Your computer is pre-installed with a high-capacity Enhanced-IDE (E-IDE) hard disk. For instructions on how to upgrade or replace your hard disk, see: "Replacing the Veriton 5800's hard disk" on page 58. "Replacing the Veriton 6800/7800's hard disk" on page 60. 3 System tour...
  • Page 41: Setting Up Your Computer

    4 Setting up your computer...
  • Page 42 This chapter contains step-by-step instructions on how to set up your computer and connect additional peripherals.
  • Page 43: Arranging A Comfortable Work Area

    Arranging a comfortable work area Working safely and comfortably 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. Refer to the diagram on the following page as you set up your system.
  • Page 44: Positioning Your Monitor

    Take note of the following 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 45: Connecting Peripherals

    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.
  • Page 46: Connecting A Monitor

    Connecting a 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: When a VGA card is added to the PCI Express slot, the monitor should be connected to the add-on card and the onboard VGA will be disabled.
  • Page 47: Connecting The Power Cable

    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, change your computer's voltage setting according to your area's voltage range. Set the voltage selector switch to the voltage range applicable to your area (a). Plug the power cable into the power cable socket located on the rear panel of your computer (b).
  • Page 48: 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, speakers, etc.
  • Page 49: Connecting Options

    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 by country.
  • Page 50: Connecting The Modem (Optional)

    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.
  • Page 51: Connecting Multimedia Devices

    Connecting multimedia devices You can connect multimedia devices such as microphones, earphones or headphones, external speakers and audio line-in devices. These devices will let you take advantage of your computer's multimedia features. Note: The multimedia devices shown below are for reference only. Actual device models may vary in select countries.
  • Page 52 • Earphones, headphones: Connect to the headphone jack the front panel of your computer. Note: To adjust the headphone volume, use the volume control buttons on the keyboard. You can also adjust the volume by using the volume icon on the taskbar at the bottom of your screen. •...
  • Page 53: Connecting Usb Devices

    • Audio line-in device: Connects to the audio-in/line-in jack jack) located on the rear panel of your computer Connecting USB devices Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus design capable of cascading peripherals such as a digital camera, keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, printer and modem.
  • Page 54 4 Setting up your computer Note: The USB devices shown below are for reference only. Actual device models may vary by geographic region. Note: Some USB devices have a built-in USB port which permits you to connect more USB devices.
  • Page 55: Upgrading Your Computer

    5 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.
  • 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 side panels. Connect the necessary cables and turn on your computer.
  • Page 59: Opening Your Veriton 5800

    Opening your Veriton 5800 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 49. You need to open your computer before you can install additional components. See the following section for instructions: To remove the computer cover Turn off your computer and unplug all cables.
  • Page 60: Opening Your Veriton 6800/7800

    Opening your Veriton 6800/7800 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 49. You need to open your computer before you can install additional components.
  • Page 61: To Replace The Side Panel

    Veriton 7800 To replace the side panel Align the side panel's hinges to the housing frame and then push it in to slide it back into place. Secure the side panels with the two screws.
  • Page 62: System Boards

    5 Upgrading 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 5800/ 6800/7800 series computer model.
  • Page 63 No. Component 4 memory slots CPU socket USB connectors 2 PCI conventional bus connectors 8 S/PDIF audio connector System fan connector BIOS 4 Serial ATA IDE connectors Chassis intrusion connector Lithium battery Parallel ATA IDE connector No. Component CPU fan connector ATX 12V power connector PCI Express X16 connector CD audio connector...
  • Page 64: Upgrading Your Computer

    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 49 when installing or removing a computer component. However, for safety purposes, we do not recommend that you perform these upgrades yourself.
  • Page 65: To Install A Ddr2 Dimm

    Press the holding clips on both sides of the DDR2 DIMM socket outward to release the DDR2 DIMM (a). Gently pull the DDR2 DIMM out of the socket (b). To install a DDR2 DIMM Locate the DDR2 DIMM socket on the mainboard. Align the DDR2 DIMM with the socket (a).
  • Page 66: To Reconfigure Your Computer

    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. Replacing the Veriton 5800's hard disk Follow these steps to replace your computer's hard disk: Remove the computer cover.
  • Page 67: Installing An Expansion Card

    Installing an expansion card To install an expansion card: Remove the computer cover. Locate an empty PCI Express or PCI slot on the mainboard. Remove the bracket lock that holds the bracket to the computer. Save the lock. Pull out the bracket on the housing opposite the selected empty slot. Remove the expansion card from its protective packaging.
  • Page 68: Replacing The Veriton 6800/7800'S Hard Disk

    Replacing the Veriton 6800/7800's hard disk Follow these steps to replace your computer's hard disk: Remove the side panel. Detach the power and hard disk cables from the hard disk(a). Detach the hard disk from the drive frame (b). Insert the new hard disk into the frame (a).
  • Page 69: Installing An Expansion Card

    Installing an expansion card To install an expansion card: Remove the side panel (see page 52). Locate an empty PCI Express or PCI slot on the mainboard. Remove the lock that holds the bracket to the computer. Pull out the bracket on the housing opposite the selected empty slot. Remove the expansion card from its protective packaging.
  • Page 70 5 Upgrading your computer...
  • Page 71: System Utilities

    6 System utilities...
  • Page 72 This chapter describes applications that are preinstalled on your computer.
  • Page 73: Adobe Reader

    • NTI CD-Maker • PowerDVD • BIOS utility • Acer Empowering Technology 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.
  • Page 74: Norton Antivirus

    Norton AntiVirus Norton AntiVirus is an anti-virus software that finds and repairs infected files, and protects against viruses to keep your computer data safe and secure. How do I check for viruses? A Full System Scan scans all files on your computer. To perform a system scan: Start Norton AntiVirus.
  • Page 75: Nti Cd&Dvd-Maker (For Models With Cd Or Dvd Burner)

    NTI CD&DVD-Maker (for models with CD or DVD Burner) The NTI CD&DVD-Maker is optical disk-recording software that allows you to create and copy audio, data and videos to recordable or rewritable optical disks. To copy an audio or data disk: Click the Quick Burning icon Insert the CD you would like to copy into the source drive and a blank disk into the target drive.
  • Page 76: Powerdvd (For Models With Dvd)

    PowerDVD (for models with DVD) PowerDVD is a high-quality, pure software DVD player that 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.
  • Page 77: Bios Utility

    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" message, you will need to run this utility.
  • Page 78: Using Backup (Windows Xp Only)

    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 hard disk malfunction, you can use the copy to restore your lost or damaged data.
  • Page 79: Disk Defragmenter (Windows Xp Only)

    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.
  • Page 80 6 System utilities...
  • Page 81: Frequently Asked Questions

    7 Frequently asked questions...
  • Page 82 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 83: Frequently Asked Questions

    Note: For more information about recovering your system, see "Acer Empowering Technology" on page 3. Nothing appears on the screen. Your computer's power management function automatically blanks the screen to save power.
  • Page 84: The Printer Does Not Work

    The printer does not work. Do the following: • Make sure the printer is connected to a power outlet and that it is turned on. • Make sure the printer cable is connected securely to the system's parallel or USB port and the corresponding port on the printer. See "Connecting your printer"...
  • Page 85: Appendix A: Notices

    Appendix A: Notices...
  • Page 86: Energy Star Guidelines Compliance

    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.
  • Page 87: Notice: Canadian Users

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Acer hereby declares that this personal PC series 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 88: 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 single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN termination point.
  • Page 89 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 90: Macrovision Copyright Protection Notice

    Appendix A: Notices Macrovision copyright protection notice This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision.
  • Page 91: Laser Compliance Statement

    Laser compliance statement The CD or DVD drive used with this computer is a laser product. The CD or DVD drive's classification label content (shown below) is located on the drive. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT CAUTION: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
  • Page 92: Federal Communications Comission Declaration Of Conformity

    The following local manufacturer/importer is responsible for this declaration: Product name: Model: Name of responsible party: Address of responsible party: Contact person: Tel: Fax: Appendix A: Notices Personal computer Veriton 5800/6800/7800 Acer America Corporation 2641 Orchard Parkway San Jose, CA 95134 Mr. Young Kim 408-922-2909 408-922-2606...
  • Page 93: Declaration Of Conformity For Ce Marking

    Decision 98/482/EC (CTR21) for pan-European single terminal 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 necessary steps have been taken and are in force to assure that production units of the same equipment will continue to comply with the requirements.
  • Page 94 Appendix A: Notices...
  • Page 95: Appendix B: Taking Care Of Your Computer

    Appendix B: Taking care of your computer...
  • Page 96: Important Tips

    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 97: To Clean Your Pointing Device

    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, water-moistened cloth. Put the ball back and close the cover. To clean an optical mouse For users of an optical mouse, refer to the documentation that came with your mouse for maintenance instructions.
  • Page 98 Appendix B: Taking care of your computer...
  • Page 99: Index

    Index accessing the online User’s Guide 15 applications BIOS utility computer cover remove replace computer maintenance cleaning servicing connecting options multimedia devices audio line-in device earphones/headphones 44 external speakers microphone network printer serial mouse USB devices disk drives CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive inserting CDs/DVDs taking care CDs/DVDs hard disk...
  • Page 100 software Norton AntiVirus system boards mainboard system utilities Acrobat Reader Norton AntiVirus NTI CD-Maker PowerDVD reinstalling programs turning off computer software shutdown suspend mode turning on computer power button upgrade add memory install DDR DIMM reconfigure computer computer install an expansion card installation precautions post-installation open computer...

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