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  • Page 1 Acer c500 Series Pocket PC Travel Companion User Manual...
  • Page 2 Record the model number, serial number, purchase date and place of purchase information in the space provided below. The serial number and model number are recorded on the label affixed to your Acer c500 Series. All correspondence concerning your unit should include the serial number, model number, and purchase information.
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    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. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
  • Page 4 Using electrical power • This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or local power company. • Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where people will walk on the cord. •...
  • Page 5: Operating Environment

    Additional safety information Your device and its enhancements may contain small parts. Keep them out of the reach of small children. Operating environment Warning! For safety reasons, turn off all wireless or radio transmitting devices when using your laptop under the following conditions. These devices may include, but are not limited to: wireless lan (WLAN), Bluetooth and/or 3G.
  • Page 6: Emergency Calls

    Failure to mount Acer c500 correctly could result in damage to your vehicle and serious injury to the vehicle rider and other road users. ACER C500 is mounted on your car at your own risk.
  • Page 7 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. For more information, contact the Electronic Industries Alliance at For lamp-specific disposal information, check
  • Page 8 • Eliminate glare and reflections by: • placing your display in such a way that the side faces the window or any light source • minimizing room light by using drapes, shades or blinds • using a task light • changing the viewing angle •...
  • Page 9 Windows Mobile 5.0 travel companion. It describes all you need to know about how to use your Acer c500 Series as well as the application programs that come with it. This User Manual will address the following topics: • A tour of the Acer c500 Series system •...
  • Page 10: Your Guides

    Your guides First things first We would like to thank you for making the Acer c500 Series your choice for meeting your travel companion needs. Your sleek new Acer c500 Series is a multi-functional tool packed with user-friendly features and high-performance applications that make organizing work-related information and synchronizing it with your personal activities an easy, efficient task.
  • Page 11: Package Contents

    Acer c500 Series Service Enquiries Your Acer c500 Series comes packed in a cardboard box. Carefully unpack the box and remove the contents. If any of the following items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately: • Acer c500 Series •...
  • Page 12: Taking Care Of Your Acer C500 Series

    2 Your Acer c500 Series is not waterproof and should not be exposed to rain or 3 Be careful not to drop your Acer c500 Series or subject it to any strong impact. Do 4 Protect your Acer c500 Series from extreme temperatures.
  • Page 13: Resetting Your Acer C500 Series

    6 Use a soft, damp cloth to clean your Acer c500 Series. If the surface of the screen Resetting your Acer c500 Series You may have to perform a reset if your Acer c500 Series no longer responds to the buttons on the screen.
  • Page 14: Correct Sd Card Usage

    It is strongly recommended that you close the navigation application upon arrival, before turning off the device. Failure to do so may cause system hangs. lightly press the Reset button inside the hole (b) on the upper right-hand side of your Acer c500 Series.
  • Page 15: Table Of Contents

    2 Backup and restore data Your guides Package contents Taking care of your Acer c500 Series Maintaining your Acer c500 Series Proper care and usage of your Acer c500 Series Resetting your Acer c500 Series Correct SD card usage System requirements Features summary...
  • Page 16 Contents 3 GPS Set up the Acer c500 Series Pocket PC Travel Companion in your vehicle Appendix A: Regulation & safety notices FCC notice Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio Radio device regulatory notice Federal Communications Comission Declaration of Conformity Notice: Shielded cables...
  • Page 17: Getting Started

    • Basic requirements • Feature highlights of your Acer c500 Series • Acer c500 Series system tour • Step-by-step procedures on how to prepare your Acer c500 Series for use • Basic concepts in using your Acer c500 Series ®...
  • Page 18: Display

    1 Getting started Features summary Display • 2.8" QVGA (Transmissive with micro reflective; TMR) with touch panel • 240 x 320 resolution • 65536 color support • Microsoft Audio • Philips UDA1380 CODEC with CD-quality stereo output • Industry-standard 3.5 mm stereo earphone jack, 3-ring type •...
  • Page 19: Design And Ergonomics

    • 4-hour charging time from empty to full capacity NOTE: To avoid data loss, please follow the correct procedure to power down the system, then replace the main battery with the backup battery within 30 minutes. Design and ergonomics • Thin, light and stylish design Specifications Height Width...
  • Page 20: Acer C500 Series Tour

    Acer c500 Series. Quick button for Activates the Calendar program. Calendar Microphone Inputs audio to your Acer c500 Series. Quick button for Today Displays the Today screen. Directional pad Enables 5-direction scrolling in various menus and applications. Press the center of the pad to simulate the function of the Enter key.
  • Page 21: Rear View

    NOTE: If your Acer c500 Series is turned off, pressing any Quick button turns it on and opens the program assigned to that button. Rear view Component Speaker Outputs audio from your Acer c500 Series. Battery cover Houses the Acer c500 Series' battery pack.
  • Page 22: Left View

    Acer c500 Series is placed in pocket or bag. A red dot is visible on the hold switch when in hold state. Power Press to turn your Acer c500 Series on if it is off and return button to the last screen that was displayed, or off if it is on.
  • Page 23: Right View

    You can also use expansion cards to back up data from your Acer c500 Series. Using the backlight If lighting conditions make it difficult for you to see the information on your Acer c500 Series, use the backlight to illuminate your screen. To activate the backlight: •...
  • Page 24: Top View

    Bottom view Label Description Stylus holder Secures the stylus to your Acer c500 Series. To use the stylus, remove from its holder and hold it as you would hold a pen or pencil. Earphone jack Connects to audio line-out devices (earphones).
  • Page 25: Preparing To Use Your Acer C500 Series

    • Setting up your Acer c500 Series • Performing the first ActiveSync operation For initial use, you need to charge your Acer c500 Series for 4 hours. After that, you can charge it for a few minutes each day to recharge the battery to full capacity.
  • Page 26 1 Getting started Charging your Acer c500 Series Note positions of 8 flanges Be careful with sharp edge Angle the battery into the battery bay as shown in the diagram. Once the battery is correctly located, press it down flat.
  • Page 27 1 G e t t i n g s t a r t e d Charging your Acer c500 Series Angle the battery cover as shown in the diagram and make sure that the two battery cover clips are correctly placed before proceeding to the next step.
  • Page 28: Charging Using The Ac Adapter

    If the battery level becomes low in the course of normal use, a status icon appears on the Acer c500 Series screen indicating low or very low battery status. Perform an ActiveSync operation to back up your data; then recharge the battery.
  • Page 29: Setting Up Your Acer C500 Series

    Setting up your Acer c500 Series After you have initially charged your Acer c500 Series for 4 hours, you can now set it up. Refer to the instructions below. To set up your Acer c500 Series 1 Disable the hold switch (found on the left side of your Acer c500 Series) by moving it up to the unlocked position.
  • Page 30: Installing The Microsoft Activesync Software

    The following instructions tell you how to install the ActiveSync Important installation notes • Before installing ActiveSync, make sure that your Acer c500 Series is not yet • If you don't have Microsoft • It is recommended that users install Outlook 2002 from this CD before •...
  • Page 31: Connecting The Computer

    Connecting the computer The mini USB sync cable that comes with your Acer c500 Series enables you to synchronize the information on your Acer c500 Series with the data in your computer using ActiveSync technology. To connect the computer 1 Plug the mini USB sync cable into the mini USB connector on the bottom of your Acer c500 Series.
  • Page 32: Performing The First Synchronization Process

    After completing the setup procedures, you can now perform the first ActiveSync operation with the help of the New Partnership setup wizard. This wizard will help you: • Set up a partnership so you can synchronize information between your Acer • Customize your synchronization settings c500 Series and your computer...
  • Page 33 Acer c500 Series. You'll notice that information you've stored in Microsoft Outlook on your computer has been copied to your Acer c500 Series, and you don't have to type a word. Disconnect your Acer c500 Series from your computer and you're ready to go! Once you have set up ActiveSync and completed the first synchronization process, you can initiate synchronization from your Acer c500 Series.
  • Page 34: Command Interface

    Command interface Acer c500 Series buttons and the stylus Your Acer c500 Series has hardware buttons that control actions and scroll functions, and a stylus for selecting items and entering information. On your Acer c500 Series, the stylus replaces the mouse.
  • Page 35 • Terminal Services Client - Run applications or remotely manage a server from the Acer c500 Series If you need Help for any specific application, launch the application and then tap >Help for online help. You can use your handheld to exchange information with mobile devices, your computer, a network, or the Internet.
  • Page 36: Backup And Restore Data

    Backup/Restore enables you to back up data files and applications from your Acer c500 Series to a storage device and to restore data to your Acer c500 Series. Advanced security features offer password protection of sensitive documents/applications during Backup and/or Restore operations. The expansion features of your Acer c500...
  • Page 37 To perform data backup 1 Close all running programs except for Backup/Restore. 2 In the Backup tab, choose whether to accept the default filename (MyBackup) or type a new one by tapping on the keyboard icon on the bottom of the screen. 3 Select a storage device from the 'Backup to' pull-down menu.
  • Page 38: Restore Function

    • Backup date — date when the selected .abk file was created. • Backup option & file size. • Main memory free size - free space in your Acer c500 Series' main storage memory. This should be bigger than the file size of the selected .abk file for the restore process to continue.
  • Page 39 To delete a file from a storage device To increase the size of available free space in a storage device, you can delete files that you no longer need. 1 Tap the Restore tab. 2 Tap a menu item to select a storage device. 3 From the list, tap a filename until a delete pop-up menu is displayed.
  • Page 40: Gps

    Set up the Acer c500 Series Pocket PC Travel Companion in your vehicle The Acer c500 Series comes with a car pedestal and a car charger with which you can set up your device in your vehicle. You can choose to position the car pedestal on the windshield using the suction cup, or on the dashboard using the self adhesive disc connector.
  • Page 41 Set up the Acer c500 Series Pocket PC Travel Companion in your vehicle • Fix the suction cup to the selected area with the locking lever facing up (A). • Flip the locking lever away from you to create a vacuum between the suction cup and the mounting surface (B).
  • Page 42 3 G PS Set up the Acer c500 Series Pocket PC Travel Companion in your vehicle 4 Insert the Navigation software SD card into the device. NOTE: To remove the SD card, push it in a little and let it pop out.
  • Page 43 3 GPS Set up the Acer c500 Series Pocket PC Travel Companion in your vehicle NOTE: To remove device from car cradle, push the upper tab up first. Upper tab 6 Adjust the car pedestal for the best viewing angle.
  • Page 44 3 G PS Set up the Acer c500 Series Pocket PC Travel Companion in your vehicle 7 To get the best GPS performance, the device can be adjusted to a 45 degree angle NOTE: Use both hands when adjusting the position. See note in step 6 for more information.
  • Page 45 Set up the Acer c500 Series Pocket PC Travel Companion in your vehicle The power LED indicator flashes green during charging. • For models which include the GNS TMC cable, please connect it to the car charger and the Acer c500 series.
  • Page 46 3 G PS Set up the Acer c500 Series Pocket PC Travel Companion in your vehicle NOTE: If you wish to use the sun shade cover (optional), combine 1 and 2 first, then dock 3 onto 2 (See image below).
  • Page 47 3 GPS Set up the Acer c500 Series Pocket PC Travel Companion in your vehicle Connect cable(s). Connect the car pedestal.
  • Page 48 3 G PS Set up the Acer c500 Series Pocket PC Travel Companion in your vehicle To remove the sunshade: NOTE: To avoid risk of theft, remove all car pedestal components when leaving the car. NOTE: For models bundled with Navigation software (depending on model), to begin using the Navigation function, please refer to the Navigation quick guide and the Navigation user manual on the Navigation software CD, or online help in the Navigation software.
  • Page 49: Appendix A: Regulation & Safety Notices

    FCC notice Appendix A: Regulati o n & s a f e t y n o t i c e s Appendix A: Regulation & safety notices This appendix lists the general notices of your PDA. 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 50: Operation Conditions

    Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210) Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this notebook PC series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please visit http:// for complete documents.)
  • Page 51: Radio Device Regulatory Notice

    Radio device regulatory notice Appendix A: Regulati o n & s a f e t y n o t i c e s NOTE: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth only. General This product complies with the radio frequency and safety standards of any country or region in which it has been approved for wireless use.
  • Page 52: Federal Communications Comission Declaration Of Conformity

    Name of responsible party: Address of responsible party: Contact person: Tel: Fax: c500 c500 c5xxx (“x” = 0~9, a ~ z, or A ~ Z) Acer America Corporation 2641 Orchard Parkway San Jose, CA 95134 Mr. Young Kim 408-922-2909 408-922-2606...
  • Page 53: Declaration Of Conformity

    Appendix A: Regulati o n & s a f e t y n o t i c e s Federal Communications Comission Declaration of Conformity Declaration of Conformity Acer Computer (Shanghai) Limited 3F, No. 168 Xizang medium road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China Contact Person: Mr.
  • Page 54 Index backlight Backup opening Restore function command interface device buttons Today screen Features audio battery pack install connectivity display expansion viii Guides Maintenance Package contents Performance Resetting Setup installing Microsoft ActiveSync software initial synchronisation system tour bottom view front view left view right view top view...

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