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Acer VERITON 7200 User Manual

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Veriton 7200 series
(Veriton 7200/Veriton 7200D)
User's guide


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  • Page 1 Veriton 7200 series (Veriton 7200/Veriton 7200D) User’s guide...
  • Page 2 Serial Number: ___________________________________ Purchase Date: ___________________________________ Place of Purchase: ________________________________ Acer and the Acer Logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other company’s product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies.
  • Page 3: 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 4: 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 5 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 6: Laser Compliance Statement

    Laser compliance statement The CD or DVD drive in 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.
  • Page 7: Year 2000 Compliance Statement

    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 2000 hardware compliance. For more details, check the Acer Year 2000 Resource Center at http://
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  • 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 guide 2 System tour Features Performance Multimedia Connectivity Front panel Rear panel Keyboard Mouse Disk drives Floppy drive CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive Hard disk...
  • Page 10 Mainboard layout Veriton 7200 mainboard layout Veriton 7200D mainboard layout Audio board Upgrading the memory Installing additional memory for Veriton 7200 Installing additional memory for Veriton 7200D Removing and installing a DIMM for the Veriton 7200 series To install a DIMM...
  • 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 7200 series • Items contained in the accessory box • USB or PS/2 keyboard •...
  • 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 ( for information on how and where to contact the service centers available in your area.
  • Page 16: Accessing The Online Guide

    1 First things first Accessing the online guide You may also refer to the Veriton 7200 series online guide for information about your computer. To access the online guide, simply double-click on the Veriton 7200 series Online icon on your Windows...
  • Page 17: System Tour

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

    1-GB capacity memory modules. As of the moment, such module type is not available in the market. The biggest capacity memory module type available is 512-MB which qualifies the system memory capacity of Veriton 7200 to 1.5 GB and 1.0 GB for Veriton 7200D. •...
  • Page 20: Connectivity

    Connectivity • PS/2 mouse and keyboard interfaces • Two serial and one parallel interfaces • Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports (two on the front and two on the rear panel) • 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 CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW tray Stop/Eject button Skip/Forward button Hard disk activity light-emitting diode (LED) LAN activity LED Power LED Power switch CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW LED Volume control CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW Headphone/Earphone port...
  • Page 22 Label Icon Component 5.25-inch drive bays 3.5-inch floppy drive Floppy drive LED Floppy drive eject button Speaker-out/Line-out port Microphone-in port (front) USB ports Note: 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 microphone-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 White Burgundy Gold Green Component Power switch Voltage selector switch Power cord socket Network port Parallel/Printer port Game/MIDI port CRT/LCD monitor port Power supply PS/2 mouse port...
  • Page 24 Label Icon Color Purple Black Teal or Turquoise Lime Light blue For information on how to connect the peripherals, see “Connecting peripherals” on page 27 and “Connecting options” on page 34. Component PS/2 keyboard port USB ports Serial port Audio-out/Line-out jack Audio-in/Line-in jack Microphone-in port (rear) Expansion slots...
  • Page 25: Keyboard

    Keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys that include separate cursor keys, two Windows keys, and twelve function keys. Item Component Function keys Caps lock Description Performs specific functions, depending on the application that uses them. When activated, all alphabetic characters typed appear in uppercase (same function as pressing Shift + <letter>).
  • Page 26 Item Component Windows logo key Application key Cursor keys Palm rest (detachable) Num lock Scroll lock Volume control/Mute Description Start button. Combinations with this key perform special functions, such as: • Windows + Tab: Activate the next Taskbar button • Windows + E: Explore My Computer •...
  • Page 27 Item Component Multimedia keys Internet/Suspend keys Programmable keys Description Allow you to do the following: • Play/Pause button start playing the audio track or video file. Press again to pause. • Stop button : press to stop playing the audio track or video file.
  • Page 28: 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 29: Disk Drives

    Disk drives Your computer comes with the following disk drives: Floppy drive Your computer’s 3.5-inch floppy 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 30: Cd-Rom/Dvd-Rom/Cd-Rw Drive

    2 System tour CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive Your computer may come with a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or a 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 new digital video discs (DVDs) as well.
  • Page 31: Hard Disk

    When the disc tray slides open, insert the CD or 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.
  • Page 32 2 System tour...
  • Page 33: Setting Up Your Computer

    3 Setting up your computer...
  • Page 34 This chapter contains step-by-step instructions on how to set up your computer and connect additional peripherals.
  • Page 35: 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 36: Positioning Your Monitor

    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.
  • Page 37: Connecting Peripherals

    Connecting peripherals Setting up your computer is easy. For the most part, you only have four things to connect: the USB keyboard, the USB mouse, the monitor, and the power cable. USB Keyboard Plug the keyboard cable into the USB port on the front or rear panel of your computer.
  • Page 38: Usb Mouse

    3 Setting up your computer USB Mouse Plug the mouse cable into the USB port (black port) located on the front or rear panel of your computer.
  • Page 39: Monitor

    Note: If you are using a PS/2 mouse, plug the mouse cable into the PS/2 mouse port your computer. Monitor To connect a monitor, simply plug the monitor cable into the monitor port located on the rear panel of your computer. Note: Refer to the monitor manual for additonal instructions and information.
  • Page 40: 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 (refer to page 13 for the location of the voltage selector switch 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 41: 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 42 On the front panel of your computer, press the power button. Important: Make sure that the power cable is properly plugged into an electrical outlet. If you are using a power strip or an AVR (Auto-Voltage Regulator), make sure that it is plugged in and turned on.
  • Page 43: Turning Off Your Computer

    Turning off your computer To turn off your computer, click on the Start button, highlight Shut Down, select Shut down; then click on OK. You can then turn off all peripherals connected to your computer. If you cannot shut down your computer normally, press the power button for at least four seconds.
  • Page 44: 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. Note: The printer shown below is for your reference only. Actual device model may vary in select countries. 3 Setting up your computer...
  • Page 45: Serial Mouse

    Serial mouse To connect a serial mouse, plug the serial mouse cable into the serial port (teal or turquiose port) located on the rear panel of your computer.
  • Page 46: 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 on the rear panel of your computer. Note: Consult your operating system manual for information on how to configure your network setup.
  • Page 47: Usb Devices

    USB devices Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a new serial bus design that is capable of cascading peripherals such as a keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, printer and modem. With USB, complex cable connections can be eliminated. Your computer comes with four USB ports: two each on both the front and rear panels.
  • Page 48 3 Setting up your computer Note: Most USB devices have a built-in USB port which allows you to connect or daisy-chain more USB devices.
  • Page 49: Multimedia Devices

    Multimedia devices You can connect multimedia devices such as microphone, headphone or earphone, external speakers, audio line-in device and a joystick (for games). 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.
  • Page 50 • earphones, headphones: connect to the Headphone-out jack (lime jack) 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 51 • external USB speakers: connect to the Audio-out/Line-out jack (lime jack) and USB port panel of your computer. • audio line-in device: connects to the Audio-in/Line-in jack (light blue jack) located on the rear panel of your computer (black port) located on the rear...
  • Page 52 • joystick: connects to the Game/MIDI port the rear panel of your computer 3 Setting up your computer (gold port) located on...
  • Page 53: Upgrading Your Computer

    4 Upgrading your computer...
  • Page 54 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 55: 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 56: 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 57: 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 45. You need to open your computer before you can install additional components.
  • Page 58: To Reinstall The Side Panel

    Hold one side panel with both hands. Slide it back about an inch and then gently pull it outward to detach it. Do the same to the other side. To reinstall the side panel Align the side panel's hinges to the housing frame and then push it in to slide it back into place.
  • Page 59 Secure the side panels with four screws.
  • Page 60: Internal Components

    Internal components The figure below shows what your computer looks like once you remove the cover: Component 5.25-inch drive bays (three bays) 3.5-inch drive bays (two bays) Daughterboard Mainboard Hard disk Expansion slots Power supply Note: The mainboard model shown in the figure above may not be exactly the same with the one found in your computer.
  • Page 61: Replacing The Hard Disk

    Replacing the hard disk Follow these steps to replace your computer’s hard disk: Note: The mainboard model shown in the figures below may not be exactly the same with the one found in your computer. Remove the side panel (see page 47). Remove the four screws that hold the hard disk to the disk frame.
  • Page 62 (a) Detach the power and hard disk cables from the hard disk. (b) Detach the hard disk from the drive frame. (a) Insert the new hard disk into the frame. (b) Connect the power and hard disk cables to the new hard disk. 4 Upgrading your computer...
  • Page 63 Secure it with four screws. Note: Make sure that the other ends of the disk cables are securely connected to their corresponding connectors on the mainboard. Reinstall the side panel (see page 48).
  • Page 64: Installing An Expansion Card

    Installing an expansion card Note: Observe the “Installation precautions” on page 45 when installing or removing a computer component. To install an expansion card: Note: The mainboard model shown in the figures below may not be exactly the same with the one found in your computer. Remove the side panel (see page 47).
  • Page 65 Secure the card to your computer with a screw. Reinstall the side panel (see page 48). When you turn on the computer, BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) automatically detects and assigns resources to the newly-installed devices.
  • Page 66: System Boards

    4 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 7200 series computer model.
  • Page 67: Veriton 7200 Mainboard Layout

    Veriton 7200 mainboard layout...
  • Page 68: Veriton 7200D Mainboard Layout

    4 Upgrading your computer Veriton 7200D mainboard layout...
  • Page 69 Front USB connector CN21 Power/Suspend LED connector CNM1 SmartCard (COM 2) connector (optional) CNX1 Audio FPIO connector DIMM 1-3 DIMM sockets 1-3 (for Veriton 7200) DIMM 1-2 DIMM sockets 1-2 (for Veriton 7200D) 3-pin system fan connector 3-pin CPU fan connector...
  • Page 70 Label Component 3-pin system fan connector LAN active LED connector Model select JP14 1-2 Clear CMOS 2-3 Normal PCI1 to 3 PCI slots 1 to 3 CPU socket Intel 845 chipset SMSC chipset Intel ICH2 chipset BIOS chipset Share connection with serial port 2 (COM 2) Default value 4 Upgrading your computer...
  • Page 71: 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 (front)
  • Page 72: Upgrading The Memory

    The biggest capacity memory module type available is 512-MB which qualifies the system memory capacity of Veriton 7200 to 1.5 GB and 1.0 GB for Veriton 7200D. The SDRAM DIMMs should work under 3.3 volts; 5-volt memory devices are not supported.
  • Page 73: Removing And Installing A Dimm For The Veriton 7200 Series

    266 (PC2100) SDRAM together. Such a combination might cause your computer to malfunction. Removing and installing a DIMM for the Veriton 7200 series Each of the DIMM socket is independent from each other. This independence allows you to install DIMMs with different capacities to form different configurations.
  • Page 74: To Install A Dimm

    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 7200 series online guide (see “Accessing the online guide” on page 6).
  • Page 75: Software

    5 Software...
  • Page 76 This chapter describes the applications that came with your computer.
  • Page 77 Your computer comes with the following applications: • Acrobat® Reader™ • LDCM • Norton AntiVirus • NTI CD-Maker • PowerDVD • 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 78: Acrobat Reader

    5 Software 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. Acrobat Reader can open your document across a broad range of hardware and software, and it will look exactly as you intended - with layout, fonts, links and images intact.
  • Page 79: 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. To run LDCM: Double-click the LDCM icon on your Windows desktop.
  • Page 80: Norton Antivirus

    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. To install Norton AntiVirus: Double-click the Norton AntiVirus icon on your Windows desktop.
  • Page 81: Nti Cd-Maker (For Models With Cd-Rw)

    NTI CD-Maker (for models with CD- The NTI CD-Maker is a CD-Recording software which allows you to create and copy audio, data and videos to CD-RW discs. To run NTI CD-Maker: Double-click the NTI CD-Maker icon on your Windows desktop. Follow all onscreen instructions.
  • Page 82: Powerdvd (For Models With Dvd)

    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.
  • Page 83: 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 7200 series online guide (see “Accessing the online guide”on page 6).
  • Page 84: Reinstalling Programs

    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.
  • Page 85 6 Q & A...
  • Page 86 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 87 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 88 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, you can restart your computer. If restarting your computer does not work, contact your dealer or the technical support center for assistance.
  • Page 89 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 or diskettes. See “Disk drives” on page 19. • 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 90 6 Q & A...
  • Page 91: Index

    Index accessing the online guide add memory Veriton 7200 Veriton 7200D applications BIOS utility computer maintenance cleaning servicing connecting options multimedia devices audio line-in device earphones/headphones 40 external speakers joystick microphone network printer serial mouse disk drives CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive inserting CDs/DVDs...
  • Page 92 USB mouse keyboard monitor mouse software Acrobat Reader LDCM Norton AntiVirus NTI CD-Maker PowerDVD reinstalling programs system boards audio board mainboard turning off computer software shutdown suspend mode turning on computer power button upgrade add memory install DIMM reconfigure computer computer installation precautions post-installation...

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