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Acer Aspire RC550 User Manual

Acer aspire rc550: user guide
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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.
© 2004 by Acer Incorporated. All rights reserved.
First printing: June 2004

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  • 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 2: 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 3: 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.
  • Page 4: Laser Compliance Statement

    Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
  • Page 5: 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. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. ® Macrovision statement This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Content Notices FCC notice Important safety instructions Laser compliance statement Lithium battery statement Macrovision® statement Year 2000 compliance statement 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...
  • Page 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 11: 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 RC950 RC550 Description Power Supply Case Lock Ventilation Slot Optical S/PDIF Audio-out Jack Coaxial S/PDIF Audio-out Jack Power Cord Socket Voltage Selector Switch...
  • Page 12 Aspire RC950 Aspire RC550...
  • Page 13: Computer Front View

    Computer Front View RC950 RC550 Description Super Dial for selecting PC / Entertainment modes Power Button Eject button for Optical Drive Eject button for Optical Drive Microphone-in Jack Speaker/ Headphone Jack 1394 Port USB Ports Media Buttons FDD Drive FDD Eject button FDD Indictor MMC/SD Slot MS Slot*...
  • Page 14 Aspire RC950 Aspire RC550...
  • Page 15: 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 16 Aspire RC950 Aspire RC550...
  • Page 17: 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 18 • 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 19: Taking Care Of Your Computer

    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. • Make sure the CD or DVD is inserted into the drive correctly. •...
  • Page 20: Cleaning And Servicing

    on the plug. • The total ampere rating of the equipment plugged in should not exceed the ampere rating of the cord if you are using an extension cord. Also, the total current rating of all equipment plugged into a single wall outlet should not exceed the fuse rating.
  • Page 21: Asking For Technical Assistance

    • If your problem is not listed in the “Frequently-asked questions” section on page 11 • 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 (www.acersupport.com) for information on how and where to contact the service centers available in your area.

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