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Acer c500 User Manual

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© Acer Incorporated 2002. All rights reserved.
Acer Incorporated reserves the right to change product specifications and the
information contained in this user guide without notice.
No part of this document may be copied, reproduced, or transmitted by any means, or
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  • Page 1 Copyright Notice © Acer Incorporated 2002. All rights reserved. Acer Incorporated reserves the right to change product specifications and the information contained in this user guide without notice. No part of this document may be copied, reproduced, or transmitted by any means, or...
  • Page 2 Important safety instructions Laser compliance statement Lithium battery statement Year 2000 compliance statement Setting Up The System Placement Tips Computer Front View Computer Rear View System Components The Mouse The Keyboard The Speaker set The Monitor Modem Card (Optional) Opening The Case Installing New Components viii...
  • Page 4 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® Windows® operating system, your Aspire offers a host of functions designed to improve your computing experience.
  • Page 5 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. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning.
  • Page 6 Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: 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.
  • Page 7 viii The CD or DVD drive in 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: CAUTION: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID CAUTION: CAUTION: EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
  • Page 8 CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION 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! ADVARSEL! ADVARSEL! ADVARSEL! Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må...
  • Page 9 It only takes a few minutes to set up your new Aspire system. Start by preparing your workspace. Make sure that the surface is stable, level and clean. Open the box carefully, ensuring that you do not damage the box or any of the other packing materials.
  • Page 10 Take a few moments to study your new Aspire computer system. Learn the locations of the buttons, ports and other hardware features. CD-ROM/DVD/CD-RW Drive FDD Drive Power Button USB Port Microphone-in Port Speaker/ Headphone Port Description...
  • Page 11 Power On/Off switch Voltage Setting Switch (for Taiwan Area) Power Inlet PS/2 Keyboard Port Serial Port VGA Port Ear Phone Jack Speaker Phone Jack Micro Phone Jack USB Port PCI Card slots Ventilation slot PS/2 Mouse Port Parallel Port Game Port LAN Port Description...
  • Page 12 Monitor Keyboard Mouse Speaker set...
  • Page 13 Your Aspire computer system is made up of several components. These include the computer itself, the monitor, keyboard, mouse and speaker set. This section provides a brief description of the main component features. The pointing device included in your Aspire computer system is an optical mouse.
  • Page 14 Your Aspire computer system features a multimedia keyboard, providing one-touch control for the most important multimedia functions, as well as instant access to your favorite websites. Your keyboard features a standard set of keys, including 12 function keys, four cursor direction keys and a numeric keypad. The multimedia keys provide the following functions: Suspend Multimedia Control...
  • Page 15 PCI slot. The modem card helps to send and receive data through telephone line. Plug the telephone line to Acer computer then you can enjoy the following features: Link to the Internet, and surf online.
  • Page 16 You can quickly and easily expand your Aspire computer system by adding additional components. Alternatively, you can upgrade existing components to provide enhanced performance. Before you open the case, turn your computer off and unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Remove the retaining screws to release the cover panel.
  • Page 17 This section attempts to answer some frequently asked questions regarding your Aspire computer system, as well as offering tips for troubleshooting problems. Refer to the online help file for additional information about your Aspire computer system. My monitor displays a blank screen, my corded mouse/keyboard does not function, or my speakers do not emit sound.
  • Page 18 My system freezes. How can I restore normal operation? Sometimes Windows experiences problems that cause the operating system to "hang". Usually these problems arise from conflicts with the application software you are running. Press the Alt-Ctrl-Del keys simultaneously for on-screen instructions.

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