Acer Aspire 6200 User Manual

Acer aspire 6200: user guide
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...the printed companion
to the way more fun and
handy on-screen experience of
My Aspire Guide



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  • Page 1 Introducing the not nearly as exciting ink on paper version of… Guide …the printed companion to the way more fun and handy on-screen experience of My Aspire Guide...
  • Page 2 Hey! Wait a minute! Did you know your Acer Aspire comes with incredible multimedia software that was desigend to show you all the cool stuff your computer can do? This book can be a handy desktop reference, but you’ll receive much more in- depth information and instruction by firing up My Aspire Guide software.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Connecting an Optional Joystick or MIDI Device ..21 Getting the Most from Your Acer Audio System ..22 Playing an Audio CD ........22 Adjusting the Volume .
  • Page 4: Welcome

    Troubleshooting–Error Messages ......37 Additional Acer Services ........39 Disclaimer of Warranties .
  • Page 5: Before You Start

    Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Service by persons other than Acer authorized service providers may void your warranty. • Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: a •...
  • Page 6: Proper Setup And Placement Tips

    Your Seat. If you plan to use your Acer computer for extended periods (for example, in a home office environment), select a highly adjustable office chair with a five-pronged base. The seat and chair back should be adjustable, while you’re sitting in the...
  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Aspire

    Setting Up Your Aspire Refer to the Aspire Easy Setup Poster included in your system box for details on how to set up your computer. Turning Your Aspire On and Off You have two options for turning your Aspire on and off. Your Aspire was designed for you with convenience in mind.
  • Page 8: The Mouse

    Turning off your Aspire Option 1: Quickstart OFF • Your Aspire will continue to run in the Quickstart OFF condition. It will appear that it is OFF. When you press the power button to switch your Aspire to the fully ON condition, it will do it in only a few seconds. Option 2: Traditional OFF •...
  • Page 9: The Keyboard

    The Keyboard The way keys are used varies from program to program. Here are some of the most common uses: Esc key • exits the current action, screen, or program. Tab key • moves the cursor over a set number of spaces in word processing software.
  • Page 10: The Monitor

    There are different ways to store data, and every differ- ent type of data storage has a specific drive. Three different types of drives come with your Acer computer: The Hard Drive Your fixed or hard drive is located inside your computer. This drive is typically called the C: drive in Windows 98.
  • Page 11: Using Your Floppy Drive

    The CD-ROM Drive The CD ROM drive uses CDs (Compact Discs) instead of flop- py disks, and it is Read Only Memory, which means that the computer can read data from the disc, but cannot write any- thing new on it. It is typically called the D: drive. On some computers, the CD-ROM may be another drive letter.
  • Page 12: Formatting A Floppy Diskette

    Using Your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive Unlike floppy disks, CD-ROM/DVD-ROM discs can be used only for putting data into your computer. Your Acer computer can use two types of CD-ROM discs: audio discs or data discs. Data CDs can hold a lot of information and very large pro- grams.
  • Page 13: Your Data/Fax Modem

    Your Data/Fax Modem Your data/fax modem makes it possible for you to communi- cate electronically around the globe. Once you’ve plugged your telephone line into your Acer com- puter, you can: • Access the Internet* • Send and receive faxes •...
  • Page 14: Connecting An Optional Serial Device

    Connecting an Optional Serial Device 1 • Before you proceed, make sure your computer is completely turned off (see p. 6). 2 • On the back of your computer, remove the screw that holds the rear panel cover. 3 • Lift the rear panel cover to detach it from your computer. 4 •...
  • Page 15: Playing An Audio Cd

    Getting the Most from Your Acer Audio System Playing an Audio CD Would you like to play a little music while you work? Pop your favorite audio CD into the CD-ROM drive, wait ten to twenty seconds and, voila! Music!
  • Page 16: Adding Options To Your Aspire

    Adding Options to Your Aspire You can add hard drives, memory, expansion cards, and other options to your Acer Aspire. For directions on upgrading and how to disassemble the computer chassis, please refer to My Connecting Aspire Guide software. USB Devices You can find information regarding your motherboard jumper settings by referring to the panel inside your Aspire chassis.
  • Page 17: Need Help

    Need 3 • Secure the cover with the screws. Help? Acer is dedicated to bringing you a reliable and easy to main- tain computer. We realize, though, that problems can arise unexpectedly. Therefore, your Aspire computer comes pre- installed with a suite of tools to provide easy maintenance and help when using your computer.
  • Page 18 • Repair provides tools to fix minor problems that may occur on your computer. • Support on the Web provides ways to get help from Acer or other vendors of your computer. Diagnostics Tools Menu...
  • Page 19 3 • This test will take a while to complete. Throughout the scan, you may be asked if you wish to correct any errors that have been located. We recommended that you allow the pro- gram to fix these problems. In some cases you may be warned that you could lose data.
  • Page 20 You can now request support from an Acer technical support representative online. When you send in a request online, your request will be handled by a team of Acer support specialists. Note: If you are not yet connected to the Internet when you select this option, a dialog box prompting you if you wish to establish a dial-in con- nection to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will appear.
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting-General

    2 • If it does not, make sure the keyboard cable is securely plugged into the back of your computer. 3 • If the problem persists, refer to the Acer Service Center and choose Diagnostic Tools Menu, Hardware Diagnostics. My modem connects, but there’s no dial tone.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting-Error Messages

    Press the Ctrl + Alt + Esc keys, after the beep during the boot process, then select Restore Default Settings to restore the original CMOS values. If the error message continues, call Acer Technical Support. Diskette Drive Controller Error or Not Installed Call Acer Technical Support.
  • Page 23: Additional Acer Services

    Technical Support. Acer Technical Support provides help for warranty related issues, such as a hardware problem. Before you contact Acer, please take 10 minutes to run the Hardware Diagnostics. This will help us provide you with better quality support.
  • Page 24: Disclaimer Of Warranties

    Disclaimer Not all features described in this handbook will be available on all models. Acer is continually updating its products to meet customer needs and hardware and software specifications may vary from time to time. Please refer to your box label for the specifications for your particular system.
  • Page 25: System Warranty Information

    For Limited Product Warranty information, please refer to the following pages. The Acer warranty does not cover the following • Acer products purchased from any source other than Acer or its authorized resellers • All software and hardware not factory pre-installed •...
  • Page 26: Limited Product Warranty

    (b) by the use of parts not manufactured or sold by Acer; (c) by modification of the Product; (d) as a result of service by anyone other than Acer or an Acer Authorized Service Provider; or (e) improper transportation or packing when returning the Product to Acer or an Acer Authorized Service Provider;...
  • Page 27: Fcc Statement

    This product is Year 2000-compliant and carries the “NSTL Hardware Tested Year 2000 Compliant” logo. This product has been tested both by Acer’s internal test labs and NSTL using NSTL’s YMARK2000 certification test. These tests certify that the product will suc- cessfully make the year 2000 transition.
  • Page 28: Caution On Lithium Batteries

    Caution on Lithium Batteries CAUTION Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. ADVARSEL! Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må...
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