TravelMate 6000/8000 Series User’s Guide...
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• Use the Windows shutdown command For Windows® 2000: Click on Start, Shut Down..., and select Shut down; then click on OK. - or - For Windows® XP: Click on Start, Turn off Computer; then click Turn Off. • Use the power button Note: You can also use the power button to perform power management functions.
Taking care of your AC adapter Here are some ways to take care of your AC adapter: • Do not connect the adapter to any other device. • Do not step on the power cord or place heavy objects on top of it. Carefully route the power cord and any cables away from personal traffic.
First things first Your guides Basic care and tips for using your computer A TravelMate tour Front open view Front view Left view Right view Rear view Bottom view Features Indicators Using the keyboard Special keys Launch Keys Touchpad Touchpad basics Storage Hard disk AcerMedia bay...
viii 3 Troubleshooting my computer Frequently-asked questions Troubleshooting tips Error messages Requesting service Before you call Appendix A Specifications Appendix B Notices...
Your TravelMate computer combines high- performance, versatility, power management features and multimedia capabilities with a unique style and ergonomic design. Work with unmatched productivity and reliability with your new power computing partner.
A TravelMate tour After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster, let us show you around your new TravelMate computer. Front open view Item Display screen Power button Touchpad Click buttons (left, center and right) Description Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output.
Item Palmrest Keyboard Status indicators Microphone Launch keys Front view Item Speaker 4-in-1 card reader 4-in-1 card reader indicator Description Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. Inputs data into your computer. LEDs (light-emitting diode) that turn on and off to show the status of the computer, its functions and components.
Item Infrared port Bluetooth button Bluetooth indicator InviLink button InviLink indicator Latch Notes: 1.Four-in-one card reader is a manufacturing option, subject to configuration. Only one media card type can be used at any given time. To avoid data loss or damage, do not shut down the system while card reader is active.
Left view Item Four USB 2.0 ports IEEE 1394 port Smart Card slot Line-in jack Microphone jack Headphone/ Speaker/ Line-out jack PC Card eject button PC Card slot Description Connect to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Connects to IEEE 1394 devices.
Right view Item AcerMedia drive AcerMedia indicator Eject button Emergency eject slot Power jack Note: The positions of the AcerMedia indicator, eject button and emergency eject hole may differ depending on the optical drive module installed. Description Houses a removable media drive module. Lights up when the AcerMedia drive is active.
Rear view Item Modem jack Network jack Expansion port DVI-digital port External display port S-video Security keylock Description Connects to a phone line. Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based network. Connects to I/O port replicator or EasyPort expansion devices. DVI-digital(Digital visual interface) port provides a better quality digital connection between this computer and a display device .
Houses the computer's battery pack. Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack. Locks the battery in place. Slot for adding mini-PCI cards. Acer’s patented Disc Anti-Shock Protection (DASP) system. Houses the computer's hard disk (secured by a screw). Houses the computer’s main memory.
Item Cooling fan Personal identification slot Description Helps keep the computer cool. Note: Don’t cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. Insert a business card or similar-sized identification card to personalize your computer.
Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Performance Intel® Pentium® M Processor at 1.4~1.7 GHz with 1MB L2 Cache or • 1.5~2.0 GHz with 2MB L2 Cache. Intel® 855GME chipset • • Memory upgradeable up to 2 GB with 2 slots Internal removable optical drive (AcerMedia bay) •...
SD/MMC/SM/MS memory slot (manufacturing option) • Human-centric design and ergonomics Internet 4-way scroll button • • Sleek, smooth and stylish design Acer FinTouch full-sized curved keyboard • Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device • Expansion One type II CardBus PC Card slot •...
Indicators The computer has three easy-to-read status indicators below the display screen, and five on the front of the computer. The Power and Battery status indicators are visible even when the display is closed. Icon Function Caps lock Num lock Media Activity Power Description...
Icon Function Battery Four-in-one Card Reader Bluetooth Wireless Description Lights orange when the battery is charging. Lights when card reader is activating Lights to indicate that Bluetooth™ is enabled Lights to indicate status of wireless LAN communication...
Using the keyboard The full-sized keyboard includes an embedded numeric keypad, separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and twelve function keys. Special keys Lock keys The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Lock key Description Caps Lock When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in...
Embedded numeric keypad The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols are not printed on the keys Desired access Num lock on Number keys on...
Windows keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Description Windows logo Start button. Combinations with this key perform shortcut functions. Below are a few examples: + Tab (Activates next taskbar button) + E (Explores My Computer) + F (Finds Document) + M (Minimizes All) Shift + + R (Displays the Run...
Hot keys The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like screen brightness, volume output and the BIOS Utility. To activate hot keys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key in the hot key combination. Hot key Icon Function...
Hot key Icon Function Fn-F5 Display toggle Fn-F6 Screen blank Fn-F7 Touchpad toggle Fn-F8 Speaker toggle Fn-↑ Volume up Fn-↓ Volume down Fn-→ Brightness up Fn- ← Brightness down Description Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both the display screen and external monitor.
The Euro symbol If your keyboard layout is set to United States-International or United Kingdom or if you have a keyboard with a European layout, you can type the Euro symbol on your keyboard. Note for US keyboard users: The keyboard layout is set when you first set up Windows.
If not, select and click on ADD; then select United States- International and click on OK. Click on OK. To type the Euro symbol: Locate the Euro symbol on your keyboard. Open a text editor or word processor. Hold Alt Gr and press the Euro symbol. Note: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol.
Launch Keys Located above the keyboard are five buttons. The left-most button is the power button. To the right of the power button are the four launch keys. They are designated as the mail button, the web browser button, and two programmable buttons (P1 and P2). Launch key Default application Mail...
E-Mail Detection Click right button at the Launch Manager icon on the taskbar and click on E-Mail Detection. In this dialog box, you have the option to enable disable mail checking, set the time interval for mail checking, etc. If you already have an email account, you can fill in User Name, Password and POP3 Sever in the dialog box.
Touchpad The built-in touchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the cursor responds as you move your finger on the surface of the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest provides optimum comfort and support. Note: When using an external USB mouse, you can press Fn-F7 to disable the touchpad.
Tapping on the touchpad produces similar results. Use the 4-way scroll (2) button (top/bottom/left and right) to scroll • a page up, down, left or right. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the vertical and horizontal scroll bars of Windows applications.
Storage This computer supplies you with the following media storage: High-capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk • AcerMedia drive • 4-in-1 Card Reader (manufacuring option) • Hard disk The high-capacity hard disk is the answer to your storage needs. This is where your programs and data are stored. AcerMedia bay The AcerMedia bay accepts a wide variety of optional media drive modules for use with your computer.
Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray To eject the optical drive tray when the computer is turned on, press the drive eject button. When the power is off, you can eject the drive tray using the emergency eject hole. See page 63. Using software Playing DVD movies When the DVD drive module is installed in the AcerMedia bay, you can...
The DVD movie will automatically play after a few seconds. Region code Country or region U.S.A., Canada Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Japan Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Korea (South) Latin America, Australia, New Zealand Former U.S.S.R., parts of Africa, India People's Republic of China Note: To change the region code, insert a DVD movie of a different region into the DVD drive.
Audio The computer comes with 16-bit high-fidelity AC’97 stereo audio, and includes a built-in sensitive microphone and dual stereo speakers. There are audio ports on the left of the computer. See “Left view” on page 6 for more information on connecting external audio devices. Adjusting the volume Adjusting the volume on the computer is as easy as pressing some buttons.
DVI(Digital Visual Interface) The Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is designed to provide the industry with a single, universal digital interface. The DVI interface has proven to be extremely versatile. Its two connector styles provide manufacturers with the flexibility to support digital devices while remaining backwards compatible with analog devices.
Power management This computer has a built-in power management unit that monitors system activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or more of the following devices: keyboard, mouse, floppy drive, hard disk, peripherals connected to the serial and video memory. If no activity is detected for a period of time (called an inactivity timeout), the computer stops some or all of these devices in order to conserve energy.
Moving around with your TravelMate This section gives you tips and hints to consider when moving around or traveling with your computer. Disconnecting from the desktop Follow these steps to disconnect your computer from external accessories: Save your work in progress. Remove any media, diskette or compact disc, from the drive(s).
- or - you can put the computer in Sleep mode by pressing Fn-F4. Then close and latch the display. When you are ready to use the computer again, unlatch and open the display; then slide and release the power button. Note: If the sleep indicator is off, the computer has entered Hibernation mode and turned off.
Preparing the computer After disconnecting the computer from your desktop, follow these steps to prepare the computer for the trip home: Check if you have removed all media, diskettes and compact discs, • from the drive(s). Failure to remove the media can damage the drive head.
Setting up a home office If you frequently work on your computer at home, you may want to purchase a second AC adapter for use at home. With a second AC adapter, you can avoid transporting the extra weight to and from home.
Traveling internationally with the computer “when you are moving from country to country” Preparing the computer Prepare the computer as you would normally prepare it for traveling. What to bring with you Bring the following items with you: AC adapter •...
Securing your computer Your computer is a valuable investment that you need to take care of. Learn how to protect and take care of your computer. Security features include hardware and software locks — a security notch, Smart Card and passwords. Using a computer security lock A security keylock notch located on the left panel of the computer lets you connect a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.
PlatinumSecure enhances the secure logon procedure for your • Windows at the operating system level. It provides user authentication through its encryption/decryption function using the Smart Card. If your Smart Card is unavailable, you can use the Emergency Card as a temporary replacement card. PlatinumKey auto-authenticate and auto cache with one-click •...
Registering your Smart Card Important! Your Acer notebook is equipped with a Smart Card security feature that protects the computer from unauthorized access. If you enable this feature, please make sure that your warranty card is completed and sent back to Acer. This information will be used by Acer service centers to confirm ownership in case your Smart Card "key"...
PlatinumSecure Options Click on the PlatinumSecure Options button to open the Smart Card Options window. It provides great flexibility to meet the various privacy protection needs of many different users. Disable Smart Card Authentication • When Disable PlatinumPAS is selected, the PlatinumPAS Preboot Authentication System will be disabled.
Smart Card Manager The Multiple user support is implemented and managed in Smart Card Manager. Please note that five users can be registered on one notebook. If you registered as the Primary User, ONLY you can add/ remove other users. If you registered as a regular user, other registered users could add/remove you.
Running PlatinumKey PlatinumKey provides one-click logon to all password-required websites. With its unique Smart Card caching technology, you can greatly extend the limited card memory size to unlimited use by storing your private data in an encrypted file either on the Smart Card, or on the 360 Degree Web secure website server.
Password, and Web URL. Similarly, type the first letter(s) of a site on the list, and the site will be searched and selected. You can Edit and Delete the sites as well as other information, and Save or Cancel the changes you made, by selecting the button corresponding to each command.
When the User Password is set and the Password on boot • parameter is enabled, a prompt appears at boot-up. Type the User Password and press Enter to use the computer. If • you enter the password incorrectly, a warning message appears. Try again and press Enter.
After learning the basics of your TravelMate computer, let’s get acquainted with the advanced features of your computer. In this chapter, you will learn how to add options, upgrade components for better performance, and customize your computer.
Expanding through options Your TravelMate offers you a complete mobile computing experience. Connectivity options Ports allow you to connect peripheral devices to your computer as you would with a desktop PC. For instructions on how to connect different external devices to the computer, see your online guide for more details.
Note: Please reference page 52 "Port expansion devices" for more information about Acer EasyPort connection. Fast infrared The computer’s fast infrared (FIR) port allows you to do wireless data transfer with other IR-aware computers and peripherals such as PDAs (personal digital assistants), mobile phones, and infrared printers.
Universal Serial Bus The Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) port is a high-speed serial bus which allows you to connect and daisy-chain USB peripherals without taking up precious system resources. Your computer has four ports available.
IEEE 1394 port The computer's IEEE 1394 port allows you to connect to an IEEE 1394 supported devices like a video camera or digital camera. See your video or digital camera's documentation for details. PC Card slot The type II CardBus PC Card slot found on the left side of the computer accepts credit-card-sized cards that enhance the usability and expandability of the computer.
Inserting a PC Card Insert the card into the slot and make the proper connections (e.g., network cable), if necessary. See your card manual for details. Ejecting a PC Card Before ejecting a PC Card: Exit the application using the card. Left-click on the PC Card icon on the taskbar and stop the card operation.
I/O replicator - adds PS/2, serial and parallel port connections to • your computer. Acer EasyPort - adds a host of ports for your computer, and allows • you to connect and disconnect peripherals from your computer in one quick step.
Upgrade options Your computer delivers superior power and performance. However, some users and the applications they use may demand more. This computer allows you to upgrade key components when you need increased performance. Note: Contact your authorized dealer if you decide to perform a key component upgrade.
Installing memory Follow these steps to install memory: Turn off the computer, unplug the AC adapter (if connected) and remove the battery pack. Then turn the computer over to access its base. Remove the screws from the memory cover (a); then lift up and remove the memory cover (b).
Swapping AcerMedia drive modules Note: The hard disk drive module is not hot-swappable. You have to turn off your computer before you can swap the module. You can swap the AcerMedia drive with any optional AcerMedia modules. First slide the AcerMedia release latch as shown in the illustration (a).
Using system utilities Notebook Manager The computer has a built-in system setup program called Notebook Manager. The Windows-based Notebook Manager allows you to set passwords, the startup sequence of the drives, and power management settings. It also shows current hardware configurations. To start the Notebook Manager, press Fn-F2 or follow these steps: Click on Start, Programs, then Notebook Manager.
Launch Manager Launch Manager allows you to set the four launch keys located above the keyboard. See “Launch Keys” on page 22 for the location of the launch key. You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start, Programs, and then Launch Manager to start the application.
This chapter instructs you on how to deal with common system problems. Read it before calling a technician if a problem occurs. Solutions to more serious problems require opening up the computer. Do not attempt to open the computer by yourself. Contact your dealer or an authorized service center for assistance.
Frequently-asked questions The following is a list of possible situations that may arise during the use of your computer. Easy answers and solutions are provided for each one. I pressed the power button and opened the display, but the computer does not start or boot-up. Look at the Power indicator: If it is not lit, no power is being applied to the computer.
Image is not full-screen. The computer display has a native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) for the 14.1” and 1400 x 1050 Super eXtended Graphics Array + (SXGA+) resolution for 15” models . If you set the resolution lower than this, the screen expands to fill the computer display.
I want to eject the optical drive tray without turning on the power. I cannot eject the optical drive tray. There is a mechanical eject button on the optical drive. Simply insert the tip of a pen or paperclip and push to eject the tray. The keyboard does not respond.
Make sure that the printer cable is connected securely to the • computer’s parallel port and the corresponding port on the printer. During POST, press F2 to access the BIOS Utility and verify that the • parallel port is enabled. I want to set up my location to use the internal modem.
Troubleshooting tips This notebook computer incorporates an advanced design that delivers onscreen error message reports to help you solve problems. If the system reports an error message or an error symptom occurs, see “Error messages” on page 66. If the problem cannot be resolved, contact your dealer.
Error messages If you receive an error message, note the message and take the corrective action. The following table lists the error messages in alphabetical order together with the recommended course of action. Error Messages Corrective Action CMOS Battery Bad Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.
Place your proof-of- purchase in the flap located inside the front cover of the ITW passport. If the country you are traveling in does not have an Acer-authorized ITW service site, you can still get in contact with our offices worldwide.
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This appendix lists the general specifications of your computer.
Microprocessor Intel® Pentium® M Processor at 1.4~1.7GHz with 1MB L2 Cache or • 1.5~2.0GHz with 2MB L2 Cache Memory • Main memory expandable up to 2 GB Two DDR soDIMM slots • Support 256M, 512M & 1GB DDR SDRAM modules •...
Separate audio ports for headphone-out, line-in and microphone- • in devices Keyboard and pointing device 84-/85-/88-key Windows keyboard • Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device with 4-way • scroll button I/O ports One type II CardBus PC Card slot • One RJ-45 jack (Ethernet 10/100/1000) •...
Options 256MB/512MB/1GB memory upgrade modules • Additional Li-ion battery pack • Additional AC adapter • DVD Dual/Super Multi drive • Acer EasyPort port replicator • Second HDD drive • USB Floppy drive • Second battery pack(6cell) • External battery charger •...
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.
TravelMate 600xxx; (“X” = 0~9, a ~ z, A ~ Z, or blank) TravelMate 800xxx; (“X” = 0~9, a ~ z, A ~ Z, or blank) Name of Responsible Party: Acer America Corporation Address of Responsible Party: 2641 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA 95134, U.S.A.
Declaration of Conformity Hereby, Acer, declares that this TravelMate 6000/8000 series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/ 5/EC. (Please visit http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/reg-nb/ for...
Appendix B Notices List of Applicable Countries EU member states as of April 2003 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Usage allowed in the countries of European Union, as well as Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
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. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. Do not use this product near 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.
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Appendix B Notices Lithium battery statement The TravelMate 6000/8000 series uses the lithium battery SQ-1100, SQU-202 (Main Battery) and SQ-1100-A (Secondary Battery). 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 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.
99/5/EC Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive • Art.3.1a) EN 60950 • Art.3.1b) EN 301 489 -1/-17 • Art.3.2) EN 300 328-2 • Art.3.2) EN 301 893 * The applicable number varies according to the different Notified Body ID No. applied to the wireless module installed in this product.
Caution: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation The radiated output power of the wireless module is far below the Federal Communications Commission (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).
AC adapter caring for v AcerMedia drive 26 audio 29 adjusting the volume 29 troubleshooting 62 battery pack caring for v BIOS utility 57 brightness hotkeys 19 caps lock 15 on indicator 13 care AC adapter v battery pack v computer iv CD-ROM ejecting 27...
display hotkeys 19 troubleshooting 61, 62 DVD 27 DVD movies playing 27 error messages 66 Euro 20 FAQ. See frequently-asked questions frequently-asked questions 61 front view 3 hard disk 26 help online services 67 Hibernation mode hotkey 18 hotkeys 18 IEEE 1394 port 50 indicator lights 13 infrared 48...
network 48 Notebook Manager 56 hotkey 18 notice DVD copyright protection 85 num lock 15 on indicator 13 numeric keypad embedded 16 num lock 16 online services 67 options memory upgrade 53 password 43 types 43 PC Card 50 ejecting 51 inserting 51 ports 47 POST (power-on self-test) 57...
passwords 43 smart card 37 service when to call v SmartCard 37 PlatinumKey 38 PlatinumPAS 37 PlatinumSecure 38 PlatinumSecure options 40 speakers hotkey 19 troubleshooting 62 specifications 70 Standby mode hotkey 18 status indicators 13 storage 26 AcerMedia drive 26 hard disk 26 support information 67...