Acer Aspire RC500L User Manual

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  • Page 1 Aspire RC500L User’s Guide...
  • Page 2 Copyright Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks and Aspire is a trademark of Acer Inc. and Acer America Corporation. Microsoft Windows and the Windows Logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corp. All other brands/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Welcome Major Benefits Before You Start Safety Instructions Setting Up The System Placement Tips System Overview Front View Rear View Installing New Components Opening The Case Frequently asked questions Taking care of your computer Important tips Cleaning and servicing Asking for technical assistance Energy Star Guidelines Compliance FCC notice...
  • Page 5: Welcome

    Welcome Congratulations on purchasing your new Aspire computer! You now have the convenience and flexibility of a full-featured multimedia PC, offering increased productivity combined with first class digital entertainment. Incorporating the latest Microsoft Aspire offers a host of functions designed to improve your computing experience.
  • Page 6: Before You Start

    Before You Start To ensure that you can use your computer safely and correctly, please read this user guide carefully before you start. For future reference, keep this user guide handy at all times. Safety Instructions • Follow all warnings and instructions marked on your computer. •...
  • Page 7: Setting Up The System

    Connect your computer into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the radio or television is connected. Consult your dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for more help. Setting Up The System It only takes a few minutes to set up your new Aspire system. Start by preparing your workspace.
  • Page 9: System Overview

    System Overview Take a few moments to study your new Aspire computer system. Learn the locations of the buttons, ports and other hardware features. Front View Description Power Button Optical Drive Floppy Disk Drive FDD Indictor Microphone-in jack Description Eject button for Optical Drive Eject button for FDD USB ports Speaker/ Headphone jack...
  • Page 10: Rear View

    Rear View Description PS/2 Mouse Port Parallel Port Audio-in Jack PS/2 Keyboard Port Monitor Connector Microphone-in Jack Voltage Selector Switch Description Case lock LAN Port Power supply Serial Port USB Ports Audio-out Jack Power cord socket...
  • Page 11: Installing New Components

    Installing New Components Make sure you only use components that are compatible with your Aspire computer. Consult your dealer about the suitability of new components before you purchase them. To ensure correct installation, refer to the documentation that comes with your new components before you start to add or replace components.
  • Page 13: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions 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 above the power switch.
  • Page 14 and the corresponding port on the printer. • 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. Look for the Volume icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on the icon and deselect the Mute option.
  • Page 15: Taking Care Of Your Computer

    Taking care of your computer Please read the important instructions listed in this section. Following these instructions will help you maximize the durability of your computer. Important tips • Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it near sources of heat, such as a radiator.
  • Page 16: Asking For Technical Assistance

    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. 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 17: Energy Star Guidelines Compliance

    Energy Star Guidelines Compliance As an Engery Partner, Acer Inc., has determined that this product meets the Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency. FCC notice This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 18: Notice: Canadian Users

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

    TBR 21 This equipment has been approved [Council Decision 98/482/EC - "TBR 21"] for pan- European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). 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 20: Macrovision® Copyright Protection Notice

    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. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
  • Page 21: Lithium Battery Statement

    Lithium battery statement CAUTION Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if at all possible. ADVARSEL! Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må...
  • Page 23: 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...
  • Page 24: 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: Phone No.: Fax No.: Personal Computer Aspire RC500L Acer America Corporation 2641 Orchard Parkeay, San Jose CA 95134, U. S. A. David Lee 408-922-5097 408-922-5017...