Acer Aspire E700 User Manual

Acer aspire e700: user guide
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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.
© 2005 by Acer Incorporated. All rights reserved.
First printing: April 2005


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Summary of Contents for Acer Aspire E700

  • Page 1 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 Information for your safety and comfort Safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off before cleaning Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
  • Page 4 circuit rating. If power strips are used, the load should not exceed 80% of the power strip's input rating. • This product's AC adapter is equipped with a three-wire grounded plug. The plug only fits in a grounded power outlet. Make sure the power outlet is properly grounded before inserting the AC adapter plug.
  • Page 5: Disposal Instructions

    To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit Mercury advisory For projectors or 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 6: Tips And Information For Comfortable Use

    Tips and information for comfortable use Computer users may complain of eyestrain and headaches after prolonged use. Users are also at risk of physical injury after long hours of working in front of a computer. Long work periods, bad posture, poor work habits, stress, inadequate working conditions, personal health and other factors greatly increase the risk of physical injury.
  • Page 7 Eyes • Rest your eyes frequently. • Give your eyes regular breaks by looking away from the monitor and focusing on a distant point. • Blink frequently to keep your eyes from drying out. Display • Keep your display clean. •...
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Information for your safety and comfort Safety instructions Disposal instructions Tips and information for comfortable use Welcome Major benefits Before You Start Safety instructions Setting up the system Placement tips System Overview Computer rear view Computer front view Installing new components Opening The Case Frequently asked questions...
  • Page 10 Federal Communications Comission Declaration of Conformity Declaration of Conformity for CE marking...
  • Page 11: Welcome

    Major benefits Your new Aspire computer enables you to do the following: • Use the latest Acer entertainment software to watch movies, share photos and listen to your favorite song. • Maximize your use of the Internet by downloading and playing exciting new multimedia files.
  • Page 12: 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 13: 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 15: 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. Computer rear view Icon Description Optical S/PDIF audio-out jack Coaxial S/PDIF audio-out jack PS/2 mouse port PS/2 keyboard port Serial port Parallel port...
  • Page 16: Computer Front View

    Computer front view E series Description Optical drive Eject button for optical drive Power button USB ports Speaker/ Headphone jack Microphone-in jack Indicators FDD drive Media card readers* IEEE 1394 port Caution : Please insert the media cards upside down to avoid damaging your hardware.
  • Page 17 Aspire E series...
  • Page 18: 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 19: 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 20 A: Do the following: • Make sure that the printer is connected to a power outlet and that it is turned on. • Make sure that the printer cable is connected securely to the system's parallel port and the corresponding port on the printer. •...
  • Page 21: 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 22: Asking For Technical Assistance

    If you want to replace or upgrade any of your computer's internal components Asking for technical assistance For technical assistance, contact your local dealer or distributor. You may also access the Web site ( for information on how and where to contact the service centers available in your area.
  • Page 23 Appendix A: Regulations and safety notices...
  • Page 24: Regulations And Safety Notices

    Regulations and safety notices 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 25: Modem Notices

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this PC series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Compliant with Russian regulatory certification...
  • Page 26: Notice For Australia

    Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the proper functioning of your equipment. If they do, you will be notified in advance to give you an opportunity to maintain uninterrupted telephone service. If this equipment should fail to operate properly, disconnect the equipment from the phone line to determine if it is causing the problem.
  • Page 27 Notice for New Zealand The grant of a Telepermit for any item of terminal equipment indicates only that Telecom has accepted that the item complies with minimum conditions for connection to its network. It indicates no endorsement of the product by Telecom, nor does it provide any sort of warranty. Above all, it provides no assurance that any item will work correctly in all respects with another item of Telepermitted equipment of a different make or model, nor does it imply that any product is compatible with all of...
  • Page 28: 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 (shown below) is located on the drive. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT CAUTION: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
  • Page 29: European Union (Eu)

    configurations, this product may or may not contain wireless radio devices (such as wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth modules). Below information is for products with such devices. European Union (EU) This device complies with the essential requirements of the European Council Directives listed below: 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive •...
  • Page 30: Canada - Low-Power License-Exempt Radio Communication Devices (Rss-210)

    This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
  • Page 31: 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: Personal computer Aspire E Series Acer America Corporation 2641 Orchard Parkway San Jose, CA 95134 Mr. Young Kim 408-922-2909 408-922-2606...
  • Page 32: 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.

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