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  • Page 1 Acer Aspire 2000 series User’s guide...
  • Page 2 Copyright © 2003 All Rights Reserved Acer Aspire 2000 Series Notebook Computer User's Guide Original Issue: October 2003 Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication without obligation to notify any person of such revision or changes. Such changes will be incorporated in new editions of this manual or supplementary documents and publications.
  • Page 3: First Things First

    You are advised to read it thoroughly and keep it handy for future reference. For more information on our products, services, and support, please visit our web site: Basic care and tips for using your computer Turning your computer on and off To turn on your computer, open the lid and press the power button above the keyboard.
  • Page 4: Taking Care Of Your Computer

    Note: If you are unable to shut down the computer in the usual way, press and hold the power button for more than four seconds. You should then wait at least two seconds before turning the computer on again. Taking care of your computer Your computer will serve you well if you take care of it.
  • Page 5: Taking Care Of Your Battery Pack

    Taking care of your battery pack It is also important that you look after your computer's battery pack. • Use the correct battery model for your computer. Do not use other kinds of batteries. • Turn the power off before removing or replacing the battery. •...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    First things first Your guides Basic care and tips for using your computer Getting familiar with your computer A tour of your computer Open view Front view Top view Left view Right view Rear view Bottom view Features Display Indicators Keyboard Special keys Lock keys...
  • Page 8 Battery-low warning Power management Peripherals and options External display devices External input devices External keyboard External keypad External pointing device USB devices IEEE 1394 Port Printer Audio devices Expansion devices PC Card Miscellaneous options Battery pack AC adapter Key component upgrades Memory upgrade Hard disk upgrade Moving with your computer...
  • Page 9 Software System software Launch Manager Aspire Arcade Instant-on Arcade Features and Benefits Cinema Album Music For instance, when playing/watching a DVD Media Controls Hot key Function Windows Arcade Finding and playing content Advanced Settings Player controls Cinema Album Video Music Burner Function BIOS Setup Utility...
  • Page 11: Getting Familiar With

    Getting familiar with your computer...
  • Page 12 Your Aspire 2000 series notebook computer combines solid performance, versatility, multimedia capabilities and portability with a stylish design. Increase your productivity by working wherever you are. This chapter provides an in-depth "tour" of your computer's features.
  • Page 13: A Tour Of Your Computer

    A tour of your computer After setting up your new Aspire notebook computer, as illustrated in the Just for starters… poster, take a few minutes to explore the unit. Open view Item Display Power Button Launch keys Description Wide screen display provides visual output.
  • Page 14 Item Stereo Speakers Touchpad Click buttons & 4-way scroll key Getting familiar with your computer Description Produce stereo sound Touch sensitive pad that functions like a computer mouse. Right and left buttons that provide the same functions as the buttons on a computer mouse.
  • Page 15: Front View

    Front view Item Headphone-in jack Microphone-in jack 4 in 1 Card Reader Latch Bluetooth Button Wireless Button Description Connects headphones for audio output Connects an external microphone for audio input Supports MemoryStick/MultiMediaCard/ SecureDigital/SmartMedia kinds of memory sticks Locks and releases the lid Starts (optional) Bluetooth functionality Turns an optional internal wireless device on or off...
  • Page 16: Top View

    Top view Item Built-in Microphone Status Indicator Arcade Console Display Stop Media Controls Getting familiar with your computer Description For recording audio on the computer LEDs that turn on and off to show the status of the computers. It’s function and components.
  • Page 17: Left View

    Left view Item PC card slot PC card eject button Eject button Slot-loading Optical Description The slot supports a standard Type II PC card (PCMCIA or CardBus). Press the eject button to remove a PC card from the PC card slot. Ejecting a Disc Support an optical disc.
  • Page 18: Right View

    Right view Item Infrared port DC-in jack Kensington lock slot Ventilation Hole Getting familiar with your computer Description Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g.,infrared printer, IR-aware computer) Connect the AC adapter For attaching a security connector. Enables the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use.
  • Page 19: Rear View

    Rear view Item S-video External display port 3,4, USB ports Network jack Description Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. Connects an external (VGA) display monitor. Three USB 2.0 ports for connecting USB devices. Connects the computer to an Ethernet 10/ 100-based network.
  • Page 20 Item Modem jack Parallel port IEEE 1394 port Getting familiar with your computer Description Connects the built-in fax/data modem to a phone line. Connects a parallel device, such as a printer. Connects IEEE 1394 devices.
  • Page 21: Bottom View

    Bottom view Item Mini-PCI Slot Hard disk bay Memory compartment Battery release latch Battery pack Sub-Woofer Description Slot for adding mini-PCI cards Removable cover provides access to the computer's hard drive. Removable cover provides access to the memory slots for upgrading the computer's memory.
  • Page 22: Features

    Features Performance • Intel® Pentium® M Porcessor at 1.4 GHz or higher . • 2 memory slots supporting 333 MHz DDR, upgradeable to 2GB. • 30GB and up Enhanced-IDE hard disk drive. Multimedia • Built-in optical drive (Slot-loading DVD/CD-RW Combo or Slot- loading DVD Rewritable Drives).
  • Page 23: Display

    Display • The 15.4” display panel provides a large viewing area for maximum efficiency and ease-of-use. The Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) supports up to WSXGA+ . • ATI Radeon 9200 with 64MB/128MB(optional) DDR VGA Memory. • Supports simultaneous display between LCD and CRT display. •...
  • Page 24: Indicators

    Indicators Your computer provides an array of three indicators located above the keyboard, in addition to five indicators positioned at the front of the palm rest area. These indicators show the status of the computer and its components. The three indicators located above the keyboard provide the following status information: Icon Description...
  • Page 25 Icon Description Scroll Lock activity. Note: The keypad lock must be turned on to use the embedded numeric keypad. The five indicators located at the front of the unit provide the follow- ing status information: Icon Item Power mode Hard Disc mode Battery mode Bluetooth mode Wireless LAN mode...
  • Page 26: Keyboard

    Keyboard The keyboard features full-size keys with an embedded keypad, sepa- rate cursor control keys, two Windows keys, and 13 function keys (hot keys). Special keys Lock keys The computer features three lock keys, each with its own status indica- tor light.
  • Page 27: Embedded Keypad

    Note: Scroll Lock doesn't work in all applications. Toggle on and off by pressing the Fn + F12 keys simultaneously. Embedded keypad The embedded keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small blue numbers and characters on the applicable keys. To use the embedded numeric keys, toggle the Num Lk on by pressing the Fn + F11 keys simultaneously.
  • Page 28 Desired Access Num lock On Main keyboard keys Hold down the Fn key while typing letters using the embedded keypad keys. Simultaneously press the Shift key for capital letters. Getting familiar with your computer Num lock Off Type letters in the normal way.
  • Page 29: Windows Keys

    Windows keys The keyboard features two keys that provide Windows-specific func- tions. Description Windows key Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button; it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of functions: + Tab activates the next Taskbar button.
  • Page 30: Hot Keys

    Hot keys Using the Fn key with another key creates a hot key, providing a quick and convenient method for controlling various functions. To use a hot key, first hold down the Fn key. Next, press the second key in the combination. Finally, release both keys. Your computer provides the following hot keys: HotKey Function...
  • Page 31: Euro Key

    HotKey Function Fn + F6 Screen blank Fn + F7 Touchpad toggle Fn + F8 Speaker toggle Fn + Sub- Sub-woofer woofer key Fn + ↑ Volume up Fn + ↓ Volume down Fn + → Brightness up Fn + ← Brightness down Euro key Your computer supports the new Euro currency character.
  • Page 32: Touchpad

    Touchpad The built-in touchpad is a PS/2- compatible pointing device that senses movement on its surface. The cursor responds to your finger move- ments on the touchpad. In addition, the two click buttons provide the same functionality as a computer mouse, while the scroll key enables easy up and down scrolling in documents and web pages.
  • Page 33 Function Left Button Execute Click twice quickly. Select Click once. Drag Click and hold. Then, slide your finger across the touchpad to drag the cursor over the selection. Access content menu Scroll Note: Keep your fingers, as well as the surface of the touchpad, clean and dry.
  • Page 34: Launch Keys

    1 is used to launch the email application and key 2 is used to launch the Internet browser. Keys 3 and 4 start the Launch Manager application. The first four launch keys can be set by the user. To set the launch keys, run the Acer Launch Manager. Launch key Default application Email Launches your email application.
  • Page 35: Storage

    Storage Your computer's all-in-one design offers a variety of data storage options: • The high capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk drive. The hard drive is upgradeable, enabling you to increase your storage capacity in the future. Consult your dealer if you need to upgrade.
  • Page 36: Ejecting The Optical Disc

    Ejecting the optical disc To eject the optical disc : • With the computer turned on, press the optical drive eject button. To load an optical disc: • With the computer turned on, insert the disc into the drive slot until you feel the drive catch the disc and take it the rest of the way in.
  • Page 37: Connectivity Options

    Connectivity options Your computer has built-in connectivity options, enabling you to hook up to a network or communicate over a phone line. Ethernet and LAN The integrated network feature allows you to connect your computer to an Ethernet-based (10/100Mbps) network. To use the network feature, plug an Ethernet cable into your com- puter's network jack, and then connect the other end to a network jack or hub on your network.
  • Page 38: Fax/Data Modem

    Fax/data modem Your computer features a built-in fax/data modem, enabling you to communicate over a phone line. This means that you can connect to the Internet via a dialup account with an ISP, log in to your network from a remote location, or send faxes. Warning: Your modem is not compatible with digital phone lines.
  • Page 39: Audio

    Audio Your computer includes an integrated stereo audio system. Embedded sub-woofer provides tight and precise bass performance for sounds from opteratiing system, games, multi-media and internet appli- cations, and other sources . Once the external device (Ex:headphone, microphone) is connected, the embedded speakers would be disable.
  • Page 40: Aspire Media Console

    Getting familiar with your computer Aspire Media Console The Acer Aspire 2000 notebook computer features a convenient Media Console that includes (from left to right): the Arcade button for instant-on multimedia; a sapphire-blue console display for viewing use- ful system information like Arcade mode, media type/status, battery status, clock, and even personalised greetings;...
  • Page 41: Securing Your Computer

    Securing your computer Your computer features hardware and software security solutions, in the form of a slot for a Kensington lock and a password facility. Security slot A slot for a Kensington lock enables you to physically protect your computer from theft. Use this feature as follows: •...
  • Page 42 Getting familiar with your computer...
  • Page 43: Operating On

    Operating on battery power...
  • Page 44 Your Aspire 2000 series notebook computer operates on battery or AC power. This chapter provides information for operating on battery power, as well as information on how your computer manages and saves power.
  • Page 45: Battery Pack

    Battery pack The computer uses a battery pack that gives you long use between charges. Battery pack characteristics The battery pack has the following characteristics: • Employs current battery technology standards. • Delivers a battery-low warning. The battery is recharged whenever you connect the computer to the mains power supply.
  • Page 46: Installing And Removing The Battery Pack

    Follow these steps again until the battery has been charged and dis- charged three times. Use this conditioning process for all new batteries, or if a battery hasn't been used for a long time. If the computer is to be stored for more than two weeks, you are advised to remove the battery pack from the unit.
  • Page 47: Charging The Battery

    To remove a battery pack: Slide the battery release latch to release the battery. Pull the battery from the battery bay. Charging the battery To charge the battery, first make sure that it is correctly installed in the battery bay. Plug the AC adapter into the computer, and connect to a mains power outlet.
  • Page 48: Battery-Low Warning

    • Look after your AC adapter and battery. Battery-low warning When using battery power pay attention to the Windows Power Meter. Warning: Connect the AC adapter as soon as possible after the battery-low warning appears. Data will be lost if the battery to become fully depleted and the computer shuts down.
  • Page 49: Power Management

    Power management Your computer features a built-in power management unit that con- stantly monitors system activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or more of the following devices: keyboard, touchpad/ mouse, floppy disk drive, hard disk drive, optical drive, peripherals con- nected to the computer, and video memory.
  • Page 50 Operating on battery power...
  • Page 51: Peripherals And Options

    Peripherals and options...
  • Page 52 Your Aspire 2000 series notebook computer offers good expansion capabilities. This chapter provides information on connecting peripherals to expand your system. It also describes how to upgrade key components to enhance system performance and keep your computer in step with the latest technology.
  • Page 53: External Display Devices

    External display devices You can connect an external (VGA) monitor or projector to your com- puter's external display port. See the section entitled "Display" for information on using the computer's simultaneous display and multi- display features. Use the Fn + F5 hot key to toggle the display setting between the com- puter's LCD panel and the external display device.
  • Page 54: Usb Devices

    Peripherals and options USB devices Your computer features three USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0 ports for connecting a range of USB peripherals. See “External input devices” on page 43 and “Printer” on page 46 for information on connecting a USB keyboard, keypad, mouse or printer.
  • Page 55: Ieee 1394 Port

    IEEE 1394 Port The computer’s IEEE 1394 port allows you to connect to an IEEE 1394 supported device like a digital video camera. See your video or digital camera’s documentation for details.
  • Page 56: Printer

    Printer Your computer supports both parallel and USB printers. Refer to the printer's manual for information on: • Setting up the hardware. • Installing the necessary drivers in Windows. • Operating instructions. To use a USB printer, simply connect the device to one of your com- puter's USB ports, and then wait for Windows to find the new hard- ware.
  • Page 57: Expansion Devices

    Expansion devices PC Card Your computer features a PC card slot that supports a standard Type II PC card (PCMCIA or CardBus). This greatly increases your computer's usability and expandability. A variety of PC cards are available, such as flash memory, SRAM, fax/data modem, LAN, and SCSI cards. Consult your dealer for information on PC card options for your computer.
  • Page 58 To remove a PC card: Close the application that is using the PC card. Double click on the PC card icon on the taskbar, and then select the option to safely remove the card. Wait for the message telling you that it is now safe to remove the card. Press the PC card eject button to partially eject the card.
  • Page 59: Miscellaneous Options

    Miscellaneous options Battery pack It is a good idea to have a spare battery, especially when you travel with your computer. This greatly increases your productive range when you are on the move. AC adapter Having a spare AC adapter allows you to keep one in two different places.
  • Page 60: Key Component Upgrades

    Key component upgrades Your computer is designed to deliver solid performance. However, in time, you might find that your applications demand even more com- puting power. For this reason, you are able to upgrade key compo- nents. Note: Contact your authorized dealer if you decide to perform a key component upgrade.
  • Page 61 Turn the computer over to access the memory compartment on the bottom of the unit. Remove the screw from the memory compartment door, and then lift the door off. Insert the memory module diagonally in the slot, and then press down gently until it clicks in place.
  • Page 62: Hard Disk Upgrade

    Peripherals and options Hard disk upgrade It is possible to replace your hard disk with a higher capacity drive when you need more storage space. Your computer uses a 9.5mm 2.5- inch Enhanced-IDE hard disk. Consult your dealer if you need to per- form a hard disk upgrade.
  • Page 63: Moving With Your Computer

    Moving with your computer...
  • Page 64 Your Aspire 2000 series notebook computer is ideal for taking with you when you move around. This chapter provides tips on things to consider when traveling with your computer.
  • Page 65: Disconnecting From The Desktop

    Disconnecting from the desktop Before moving with your computer, you must turn it off and disconnect all peripherals: Save your work and close all applications. Shut down Windows to turn off your computer. Unplug the AC adapter from the mains outlet, and then disconnect it from the computer.
  • Page 66: Moving Around

    Moving with your computer Moving around Sometimes you might need to move your computer a short distance. For example, you might need to move from your office desk to a meet- ing room. In these situations, you don't have to shut down the operat- ing system.
  • Page 67: Taking The Computer Home

    Taking the computer home When you move between your office and home you will need to pre- pare your computer for the short trip. Preparing the computer After disconnecting your computer from the desktop, prepare the unit as follows: Remove all media from the drives. Loaded media can damage the drive heads during transit.
  • Page 68: Setting Up A Home Office

    Moving with your computer Setting up a home office If you frequently work on your computer at home, as well as at work, it may be worthwhile purchasing a second AC adapter. This will allow you to travel lighter, as you can keep an AC adapter in each location. You might also find it worthwhile keeping a second set of peripherals at home, such as a keyboard, keypad, mouse and printer.
  • Page 69: Traveling With The Computer

    Traveling with the computer Sometimes you might need to make longer trips with your computer. Preparing the computer Prepare the computer as you would for moving between your office and home. It is advisable to make sure that the battery is fully charged. If you are traveling by air, you might be required to turn on the com- puter during security checks.
  • Page 70: Traveling Internationally With Your Computer

    Traveling internationally with your computer Occasionally you might need to travel between countries with your computer. Preparing the computer Prepare the computer as you would for normal travel. Remember to take special precautions for air travel. What to take with you It is advisable to take the following items with you: •...
  • Page 71: Software

  • Page 72 Your Aspire 2000 series notebook computer includes system utilities. This chapter provides information on the important software that comes with your computer.
  • Page 73: System Software

    System software Your computer comes preloaded with the following software: • Microsoft Windows operating system. • Hardware BIOS setup utility. • System utilities, drivers and application software. Note: To run software applications in Windows, first click on the Start button. Next, select the appropriate folder, and then click on the application icon.
  • Page 74 Software Console display greeting is changeble by users under English Operat- ing System. When using the default setting, WLAN is always on and the Bluetooth is always off.
  • Page 75: Aspire Arcade

    Aspire Arcade Instant-on Arcade Instant-on Arcade is a state-of-the-art software that offers an integra- tion of the best in digital media in one cinvenient and easy to use soft- ware application Instant-on arcade is an integrated player for “ Cinema”, “Ablum” and “Music”.
  • Page 76: Album

    Software Album Aspire Arcade lets you view digital photos individually or as a slide- show, from any available drive on your computer. Click the Album but- ton on the Home page to show the Album main page. To view a slideshow, open the folder containing the pictures you wish to view - then click the Play slideshow button.
  • Page 77 Example2 Step1:Click the“Cinema” on the “Aspire Arcade” screen (The "Cinema" will be shown on the console display) Step2:Insert a disc into the DVD driver Step3:Click “DVD Optical Drive”(The "DVD" and “>” (play icon) will be shown on the console display) Note: Press the “Arcade”...
  • Page 78: Media Controls

    Media Controls Hot key Hot key Fn+F1 Fn+F3 Fn+F5 Fn+F6 Fn+F8 Fn + Subwoofer key Fn + ↑ Function On- line help menu Battery info Display toggle Screen blank Speaker toggle Turns the sub woofer on and off Volume up Increases the speaker volume. Software...
  • Page 79 Hot key Fn + ↓ Fn + → Fn + ← ↑ ↓ → ← Function Volume down Decreases the speaker volume Brightness up Increases the screen brightness Brightness down Decreases the screen brightness Volume up Volume down Next Chapter Previous Chapter...
  • Page 80: Function

    Function Mode Support Audio Cinema DVD/VCD Music Album JPEG(Only) Others Note: Track pad is not working under Instant-on Arcade. No power managment is available under instant-on Arcade. Software Not Support Liner PCM DVD navigator SVCD DVD audio format USB external drive TV out IEEE 1394 port PCMCIA...
  • Page 81: Windows Arcade

    Windows Arcade Aspire Arcade is an integrated player for music, photos, DVD movies, and videos. To watch or listen, click a content button (e.g. “Music”, “Video”, etc) on the home page. Cinema - watch DVDs or VCDs Album - view photos stored on your hard drive or any remov- able media Music - listen to music files in a variety of formats Video- watch video and/or edit video clips...
  • Page 82: Finding And Playing Content

    Finding and playing content Clicking a button on the Home page opens the corresponding content page. The content pages have buttons on the left and a content brows- ing area on the right. If a button shows one of several choices, such as sort order, the current setting is shown by a brightly coloured ball on the left side.
  • Page 83: Player Controls

    Player controls When watching video clips, movies, or slideshows as full-screen visual content two pop-up control panels are shown when you move the mouse. They automatically disappear after several seconds. The “Navi- gation controls” panel appears at the top and the “Player controls” panel appears at the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 84: Cinema

    Software Cinema If your computer came with a DVD drive, you can play movies from DVDs and Video CDs (VCDs) with the Cinema feature of Aspire Arcade. This player has the features and controls of a typical living room DVD player.
  • Page 85 The “Colour profile” option allows you to select from a list of colour configurations to change the overall colour of the video content dur- ing playback. “Original” uses the colour scheme of the disc you are watching, while “Vivid”, “Bright”, and “Theatre” add enhanced colour to the video display.
  • Page 86: Album

    Software Album Aspire Arcade lets you view digital photos individually or as a slide- show, from any available drive on your computer. Click the “Album” button on the Home page to show the Album main page The content area on the right shows both individual pictures and fold- ers.
  • Page 87 To view a slideshow, open the folder containing the pictures you wish to view - then click the “Play slideshow” button. The slideshow is played full-screen. Use the pop-up control panel to control the slide- show. To rotate a picture in full-screen, click the “Rotate right” or “Rotate left”...
  • Page 88 Software The select music page is displayed allowing you to choose music from your personal music library. Click the “Restore to factory settings” button to return your settings to their default values.
  • Page 89: Video

    Video To open the Video function, click the “Video” button on the Home page. Note: The Video feature is designed for video file playback of MPEG1, MPEG2 (if a DVD drive is installed), AVI, WMV, and ASF formats. If you want to watch a DVD or VCD use the Cinema function.
  • Page 90: Music

    trim video and audio content to desired length add a special effect to a video clip adjust the sharpness, contrast, and/or colour of a video clip add transition effects between video clips preview your production burn your production to a VCD or DVD For help with editing video, refer to PowerDirector’s online help sys- tem.
  • Page 91: Burner

    Burner NTI CD/DVD-Maker simplifies today’s digital lifestyle by providing and easy and complete solution for recording data, audio, photos or video. Now you can burn and share anything on CD/DVD - your music just the way you like it, your photos, your videos. Even copy your critical data faster and easier than ever before.
  • Page 92: Function

    Function Mode Support Cinema DVD/ SVCD VCD/MiniDVD Video ASF /WMV MPEG-I-II DivX (requires codec) Album BMP, JPG, PNG Music MP3, WMA, WAV, CDA(Audio CD) Note:Auto media detection will only function under main menu. Software Not Support DTS/Liner PCM TruSurroundXT SRS/DVD audio DVD navigator SVCD M2V, MOV, Flash...
  • Page 93: Bios Setup Utility

    BIOS Setup Utility The BIOS (basic input/output system) contains important information used to configure the hardware and system software settings. Your computer reads the BIOS when it first starts up, before it loads the operating system. Your computer's BIOS includes a built-in setup utility called Insyde Soft- ware SCU (system configuration utility).
  • Page 94 Software...
  • Page 95: Troubleshooting

  • Page 96 This chapter instructs you on how to deal with common system problems. Please read it before calling a technician. Solutions to more serious problems may require opening the computer. Do not attempt to open and service the computer by yourself. Contact your dealer or an authorized service center for assistance.
  • Page 97: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions This section suggests solutions to commonly encountered problems. I press the power button, but my computer does not start or boot-up. Look at the Power status indicator: • If it is not lit, no power is being delivered to the computer. Check the following: If you are running on battery power, the battery may be low and unable to power the computer.
  • Page 98 • The volume may be muted. In Windows, look at the volume control icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on the icon and deselect the Mute option. • The volume level may be too low. In Windows, click on the volume control icon on the taskbar, and then use the slider control to increase the volume level.
  • Page 99 The printer does not work. Check the following: • Make sure that the printer is connected to a power outlet and it is turned on. • Check that the cable is properly connected to the appropriate ports on both the computer and the printer. •...
  • Page 100 Troubleshooting...
  • Page 101: Appendix A Specifications

    Appendix A Specifications...
  • Page 102 This appendix lists the general specifications of your computer.
  • Page 103 Microprocessor • Intel® Pentium® M Porcessor at 1.4 GHz or higher . Memory • DDR333 256MB/2GB(Max). • Dual 200-pin soDIMM sockets. • PC2100 / PC2700 DDR SDRAM (Double Date Rate-Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory) support. • 512 KB flash ROM BIOS; shadow RAM support. Data storage •...
  • Page 104 I/O ports • One type II PC Card slot (PCMCIA and CardBus). • One IEEE 1394 port • One RJ-11 modem jack (V.90/V.92, 56K). • One RJ-45 network jack (Fast Ethernet 10/100). • One DC-in jack. • One parallel port . •...
  • Page 105 Options • Additional AC adapter. • Additional Li-Ion battery pack. • Additional SODIMMs (256/512MB/1GB)
  • Page 106 Appendix A Specifications...
  • Page 107: Appendix B Notices

    Appendix B Notices...
  • Page 108 This appendix lists the general notices for your computer.
  • Page 109: Fcc Notice

    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.
  • Page 110: Modem Notices

    Appendix B Notices Notice: Canadian users This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Remarque à l’intention des utilisateurs canadiens Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respected toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada. Modem notices This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules.
  • Page 111: Important Safety Instructions

    Telecommunications notices A-Tick notice For safety reasons, only connect headsets with a telecommunications compliance label. This includes customer equipment previously labelled permitted or certified. Important safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Save them for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning.
  • Page 112: Laser Compliance Statement

    When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed. If liquid has been spilled into the product. If the product has been exposed to rain or water. If the product does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions since improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition.
  • Page 113: Lithium Battery Statement

    VARNING: LASERSTRÅLNING NAR DENNA DEL ÅR ÖPPNADSTIRRA EJ IN I STRÅLEN ADVARSEL: LASERSTRÅLING NAR DEKSEL ÅPNESSTIRR IKKE INN I STRÅLEN Lithium battery statement The Aspire 2000 series uses the lithium battery, series BATCL32L. CAUTION Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Page 114: Macrovision Copyright Protection Notice

    Appendix B Notices Macrovision copyright protection notice This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation.
  • Page 115: Regulatory Information

    Note: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth only. Regulatory Information The Wireless module must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. This device complies with the following radio frequency and safety standards. Canada - Industry Canada (IC) •...
  • Page 116 Appendix B Notices Canada Canada Radio Frequency Interference Requirements The device is certified to the requirements of the RSS-210 for LELAN devices. The use of this device in a system operating either partially or completely outdoors may require the user to obtain a license for the system according to the Canadian regulations.
  • Page 117 Declaration of Conformity (Dual-Band MiniPCI Adapter) [to be supplied] Product Descriptions: ® Intel PRO/Wireless 2100A LAN 3B MiniPCI Adapter (model WM3B2100A) Intel Corporation declares that the equipment described in this document is in conformance with the essential requirements of the European Council Directives, standards, and other normative documents listed below: 73/23/EEC Safety of the User (article 3.1.a) 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility (article 3.1.b)
  • Page 118 Translated Statements of Compliance [English] This product follows the provisions of the European Directive 1999/5/EC. European Economic Area Restrictions Note on Local Restrictions on 802.11a and 802.11b Radio Usage Caution: Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a and 802.11b wireless LAN devices may not yet be harmonized in all countries, 802.11a and 802.11b products are designed for use only in specific countries, and are not allowed to be operated in countries other than those of designated use.
  • Page 119 Country Permissible Frequencies Belgium 5.15 - 5.35 GHz Denmark 5.15 - 5.25 GHz Finland 5.15 - 5.35 GHz France 5.15 - 5.25 GHz Germany 5.15 - 5.25 GHz Iceland 5.15 - 5.25 GHz Ireland 5.15 - 5.35 GHz Italy 5.15 - 5.25 GHz Luxembourg 5.15 - 5.35 GHz Netherlands+...
  • Page 120 Appendix B Notices that could be operating nearby. Decreasing the transmit power level will reduce the radio coverage.
  • Page 121 Setting Transmit Power Using the Intel PROSet Configuration Utility 1.Start Intel PROSet. In the PROSet interface, click the Adapter tab. 2.In the Power Settings section of the Adapter screen, click Configure. 3.On the Power Settings window, find the Transmission Power Control (802.11a band) section.
  • Page 122 The default setting under EIRP is ON. This setting is not modifiable by the user. The default transmission power setting on the slider is 50 milliwatts (mW). These default settings allow use of the Intel adapter in countries where 802.11a is currently allowed, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway,...
  • Page 123 Hautes Alpes Ardennes Ariege Aube Aude Aveyron Charente Correze Corse Sud Haute Corse Cote d'Or Dordogne Doubs Drome Eure Gers Ille et Vilaine Departments in Which the Intel Wireless LAN MiniPCI Adapter Cannot Be Used ® The Intel PRO/Wireless 2100A LAN MiniPCI Adapter cannot currently be used in any departments of mainland France other than those listed above.
  • Page 124 Maximum allowable EIRP 802.11b wireless LAN cards in the mainland departments of France not shown in the table above are as follows: (See the ART website at for information on the French overseas territories.) Frequency Ranges Indoors (MHz) 2400 - 2446.5 10 mW 2446.5 - 2483.5 100 mW...
  • Page 125 4.On the Advanced tab, check the Wireless device off (radio off) check box, and click OK. Japan Indoor use only. United States USA and Canada Safety Requirements and Notices The FCC with its action in ET Docket 93-62 has adopted a safety standard for human exposure to radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC certified equipment.
  • Page 126 Appendix B Notices Warning: Do not operate a portable transmitter (such as a wireless network device) near unshielded blasting caps or in an explosive environment unless the device has been modified to be qualified for such use. Antenna Warning Warning: To comply with the FCC and ANSI C95.1 RF exposure limits, it is recommended for Intel PRO/Wireless 2100A LAN MiniPCI Adapters installed in a desktop or portable computer, that the antenna for this device be installed so as to provide a separation distance of al least 2 cm from all persons and that the...
  • Page 127 being produced under this Declaration of Conformity, within the variation that can be expected due to quantity production and tested on a statistical basis, continue to comply with the applicable technical standards. FCC Rules and Regulations - Part 15 This device uses, generates and radiates radio frequency energy. The radio frequency energy produced by this device is well below the maximum exposure allowed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
  • Page 128: Exposure To Radio Frequency Radiation

    Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation The radiated output power of the Wireless module is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Wireless module shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized. The transmitter and the antenna are permanently installed inside the notebook, and are specific for this model (not for generic computer).
  • Page 129: Index

    Index ACPI audio connecting externally troubleshooting 87–?? battery bay battery pack battery-low warning caring for characteristics charging checking charge level installing low conditions maximizing life optimizing removing using the first time BIOS Setup Utility 83–?? entering caps lock on indicator care battery pack computer...
  • Page 130 launch keys memory installing 50– 51 upgrading microphone troubleshooting modem setting location mouse connecting externally notice DVD copyright protection num lock on indicator numeric keypad embedded optical drive options hard disk upgrade memory upgrade PC Cards spare AC adapter spare battery password PC Card inserting...