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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.
circuit rating. If power strips are used, the load should not exceed 80% of the power strip's input rating. • This product's AC adapter is equipped with a three-wire grounded plug. The plug only fits in a grounded power outlet. Make sure the power outlet is properly grounded before inserting the AC adapter plug.
To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit http://global.acer.com/about/sustainability.htm. 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.
Tips and information for comfortable use Computer users may complain of eyestrain and headaches after prolonged use. Users are also at risk of physical injury after long hours of working in front of a computer. Long work periods, bad posture, poor work habits, stress, inadequate working conditions, personal health and other factors greatly increase the risk of physical injury.
Eyes • Rest your eyes frequently. • Give your eyes regular breaks by looking away from the monitor and focusing on a distant point. • Blink frequently to keep your eyes from drying out. Display • Keep your display clean. •...
Acer eSettings Management Acer eLock Management Acer eDataSecurity Management Acer ePerformance Management Acer eAcoustics Management Using Acer eAcoustics Management Acer eAcoustics Management Main Page Acer eRecovery Management 1 First things first Specifications Package contents Accessing the User's Guide 2 System tour...
Optical drive Taking care of your CDs and DVDs Hard disk 3 Setting up your computer Arranging a comfortable work area Adjusting your chair Positioning your PC Positioning your monitor Positioning your keyboard Positioning your mouse Connecting peripherals Connecting your mouse and keyboard USB interface PS/2 interface Connecting a monitor...
To replace the side panel Upgrading your computer Installing additional memory To remove a DDR2 DIMM To install a DDR2 DIMM To reconfigure your computer Replacing the Veriton 3900Pro's hard disk Installing an expansion card Replacing the Veriton 5900Pro's hard disk Installing an expansion card Replacing the Veriton 69/7900Pro's hard disk Installing an expansion card...
European Union (EU) The FCC RF safety requirement Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210) Federal Communications Comission Declaration of Conformity Declaration of Conformity for CE marking Index...
Acer Empowering Technology Acer's innovative Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer computer. Displayed by default in the upper-right corner of your screen, it features the following handy utilities: •...
Acer eSettings Management Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications, change BIOS passwords or other Windows settings, and to monitor the system health status. Acer eSettings Management also: • Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigation. •...
• Interfaces — includes serial port, parallel port, infrared (IR), and Bluetooth. To activate Acer eLock Management, a password must be set first. Once set, you can apply locks to any of the devices types. Lock(s) will immediately be set without any reboot necessary, and will remain locked after rebooting, until unlocked.
Acer eDataSecurity Management Acer eDataSecurity Management is a handy file encryption utility that protects your files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. It is conveniently integrated with Windows Explorer as a shell extension for quick and easy data encryption/decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for MSN Messenger and Microsoft Outlook.
Acer ePerformance Management Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of your Acer computer. It provides an express optimization method to release unused memory and disk space quickly. The user can also enable advanced options for full control over the following options: •...
Click on the Acer eAcoustics Management icon in the Empowering Technology toolbar shown on your desktop. • From the Start menu, go to (All) Programs > Acer Empowering Technology > Acer eAcoustics Management. This will open the Acer eAcoustics Management main page.
Empowering Technology Acer eAcoustics Management Main Page Listed on the main page are two options for Acer eAcoustics Management, labeled as Quiet and Professional. Select the mode that suits your working requirements best, and exit the utility to apply the settings.
Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer. The Acer eRecovery Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on your system's hard drive. By default, user-created backups are stored on the D:\ drive.
CD or DVD. To ensure the best results when recovering your system using a CD or Acer eRecovery Management, detach all peripherals (except the external Acer ODD, if your computer has one),...
Specifications Operating Genuine Microsoft ® Windows® XP Professional Edition system Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition Platform Intel® Celeron® with 533 MHz FSB Intel® Celeron® D with 533 MHz FSB Intel® Pentium® 4 with 533/800 MHz FSB Intel® Pentium® D with 800/1066 MHz FSB Chipset Intel®...
Realtek ALC888 with embedded Intel® HDA CODEC Keyboard PS/2 or USB multimedia keyboard Monitor Choice of Acer CRT or LCD monitors Security Lock pad and intrusion alert Housing Veriton 3900Pro Series: 345 (H) x 101.3 (W) x 414.7 (D) mm Veriton 5900Pro Series: 370 (H) x 130.2 (W) x 435 (D) mm...
Package contents Before you unpack your computer, make sure that you have enough space to set up your computer. Carefully unpack the carton and remove the contents. If any of the following items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately: •...
Features Here are just a few of your computer's many features: Performance • Intel® Celeron® supporting front side bus (FSB) up to 533 MHz, Intel® Celeron® D supporting FSB up to 533 MHz, Intel® Pentium® 4 supporting FSB up to 533/800 MHz, or Intel®...
2 System tour Rear panel Your computer's rear panel consists of the following: Veriton 5900Pro Veriton 6900Pro...
Veriton 3900Pro/Veriton 7900Pro Icon Component Power supply Power cord socket Voltage selector switch PS/2 mouse port PS/2 keyboard port Serial port Parallel/printer port CRT/LCD monitor port USB ports Network port...
Icon Component Audio jack Expansion slots Chassis lock pad Hardware reset button *. Only for Veriton 6900Pro / Veriton 7900Pro Audio jacks function table Headphone Color/Use Line-in Blue Headphone Green Pink Orange Black Gray Note: See "Connecting peripherals" on page 41 and "Connecting options"...
Keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys that include separate cursor keys, two Windows keys, four multimedia keys, and 12 function keys. For information on how to connect your keyboard, see "Connecting your mouse and keyboard" on page 41. Description Sleep button Multimedia keys e (Scroll Lock) key Cursor keys...
Internet/Email/Search keys Icon Web browser Email Search Multimedia keys Allow you to conveniently play, pause, stop, advance or rewind a song or movie using your keyboard Icon Backward Play/pause Stop Forward Description Launches your current default browser. Launches your email application. Opens a search window.
Lock key Description e (Scroll Lock) When "e" is activated, press to run Acer Empowering Technology. When "Scroll Lock" is activated, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up arrow or down arrow, respectively.
Cursor keys The cursor keys, also called the arrow keys, let you move the cursor around the screen. They serve the same function as the arrow keys on the numeric keypad when the Num Lock is toggled off. Windows keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Description Application This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; it opens the application's context menu. Function keys The function keys, F1 - F12, let you perform specific functions, depending on the application that uses them. Palm rest The detachable palm rest provides you with a comfortable place to rest your hands while typing.
2 System tour Optical drive Your computer may come with a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD/CD-RW combo, DVD-Dual or DVD-Super multi drive. This drive is located on the front panel of your computer. The CD drive allows you to play different types of compact disks (CDs).
Veriton 6900Pro/7900Pro When the disk tray slides open, place the CD or DVD gently on the tray. Make sure that the label or title side of the disk is facing upward. When holding a disk, hold it by the edges to avoid leaving smudges or fingerprints.
2 System tour Veriton 5900Pro Veriton 6900Pro/7900Pro Push the tray and it will close automatically.
Taking care of your CDs and DVDs • Keep your disk in its case when not in use to avoid scratches or other damage. Any kind of dirt or damage can affect the data on the disk, impair the disk lens reader on the CD or DVD drive, or stop the computer from successfully reading the disk.
Arranging a comfortable work area Working safely and comfortably begins with the arrangement of your work space and the proper use of equipment. For this reason, it is very important to take time and think about how you are going to arrange your work area. Refer to the diagram on the following page as you set up your system.
Take note of the following when selecting a location for your computer: • Do not put your computer near any equipment that might cause electromagnetic or radio frequency interference, such as radio transmitters, televisions, copy machines or heating and air-conditioning equipment.
Connecting peripherals Setting up your computer is easy. For the most part, you only have four things to connect: the mouse, the keyboard, the monitor, and the power cable. Note: The peripherals shown in the connections below are for your reference only. Actual device models may vary in select countries.
Connecting a monitor To connect a monitor, simply plug the monitor cable into the monitor port (blue port) located on the rear panel of your computer . Note: When a VGA card is added to the PCI Express slot, the monitor should be connected to the add-on card and the onboard VGA will be disabled.
Connecting the power cable Caution: Before you proceed, check the voltage range in your area. Make sure that it matches your computer's voltage setting. If they don't match, change your computer's voltage setting according to your area's voltage range. Set the voltage selector switch to the voltage range applicable to your area (a). Plug the power cable into the power cable socket located on the rear panel of your computer (b).
Turning on your computer After connecting the necessary peripherals and plugging in the power cable, you are now ready to turn the computer on and get to work. To turn on your computer: Turn on all peripherals connected to your computer, such as the monitor, printer, speakers, etc.
Connecting options Connecting your printer Your computer supports parallel, serial and USB printers. To connect a parallel printer, plug the printer cable into the parallel port (burgundy port) located on the rear panel of your computer. Note: The printer shown below is for your reference only. Actual device model may vary by country.
Connecting the modem (optional) Set up your modem connection by plugging the telephone line and handset line into their corresponding ports on the rear panel of your computer. Connecting to the network You can connect your computer to a Local Area Network (LAN) using a network cable.
Connecting multimedia devices You can connect multimedia devices such as microphones, earphones or headphones, external speakers and audio line-in devices. These devices will let you take advantage of your computer's multimedia features. Note: The multimedia devices shown below are for reference only. Actual device models may vary in select countries.
• Earphones, headphones: Connect to the headphone jack the front panel of your computer. Note: To adjust the headphone volume, use the volume control buttons on the keyboard. You can also adjust the volume by using the volume icon on the taskbar at the bottom of your screen. •...
• Audio line-in device: Connects to the audio-in/line-in jack jack) located on the rear panel of your computer Connecting USB devices Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus design capable of cascading peripherals such as a digital camera, keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, printer and modem.
3 Setting up your computer Note: The USB devices shown below are for reference only. Actual device models may vary by geographic region. Note: Some USB devices have a built-in USB port which permits you to connect more USB devices.
Installation precautions Before you install any computer component, we recommend that you read the following sections. These sections contain important ESD precautions along with preinstallation and post-installation instructions. ESD precautions Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drives, expansion boards, and other components.
Post-installation instructions Observe the following after installing a computer component: See to it that the components are installed according to the step-by-step instructions in their respective sections. Replace any expansion boards or peripherals that you removed earlier. Replace the side panels. Connect the necessary cables and turn on your computer.
Opening your computer 3900Pro Caution: Before you proceed, make sure that you have turned off your computer and all peripherals connected to it. Read the "Preinstallation instructions" on page 53. You need to open your computer before you can install additional components.
Opening your Veriton 5900Pro Caution! Before you proceed, make sure that you have turned off your computer and all peripherals connected to it. Read the "Preinstallation instructions" on page 53. You need to open your computer before you can install additional components. See the following section for instructions: To remove the computer cover Turn off your computer and unplug all cables.
Opening your Veriton 6900Pro/ 7900Pro Caution! Before you proceed, make sure that you have turned off your computer and all peripherals connected to it. Read the "Preinstallation instructions" on page 53. You need to open your computer before you can install additional components. See the following section for instructions: To remove the side panel Turn off your computer and unplug all cables.
Upgrading your computer Certain components of your computer are upgradeable, such as the memory, the hard disk, the CPU and the expansion cards. You need to observe the "Installation precautions" on page 53 when installing or removing a computer component. However, for safety purposes, we do not recommend that you perform these upgrades yourself.
Press the holding clips on both sides of the DDR2 DIMM socket outward to release the DDR2 DIMM (a). Gently pull the DDR2 DIMM out of the socket (b). To install a DDR2 DIMM Locate the DDR2 DIMM socket on the mainboard. Align the DDR2 DIMM with the socket (a).
into the socket, turn the DDR2 DIMM around and try to insert it again. To reconfigure your computer Your computer automatically detects the amount of memory installed. Run the BIOS utility to view the new value for total system memory and make a note of it.
Lift the drive frame to a 90-degree angle; then pull out, and remove the drive frame.
Pull out the drive rails that hold the hard disk to the housing. Set the drive rails aside. Slide the hard disk frame to the left (d); then gently move it out (e) and pull it up to detach it (f). Install the new hard disk into the housing.
Installing an expansion card To install an expansion card: Caution: Your system accepts low profile PCI cards only. Remove the computer cover (see page 55). Locate an empty PCI-E or PCI conventional slot on the mainboard. Remove the bracket lock that holds the bracket to the computer. Save the bracket lock.
Installing an expansion card To install an expansion card: Remove the computer cover. Locate an empty PCI Express or PCI slot on the mainboard. Remove the bracket lock that holds the bracket to the computer. Save the lock. Pull out the bracket on the housing opposite the selected empty slot. Remove the expansion card from its protective packaging.
Replacing the Veriton 6900Pro/7900Pro's hard disk Follow these steps to replace your computer's hard disk: Remove the side panel. Detach the power and hard disk cables from the hard disk(a). Detach the hard disk from the drive frame (b). Insert the new hard disk into the frame (a). Connect the power and hard disk cables to the new hard disk (b).
Note: Make sure that the other ends of the disk cables are securely connected to their corresponding connectors on the mainboard. Replace the side panel. See "To replace the side panel" on page 59. Installing an expansion card To install an expansion card: Remove the side panel (see page 58).
• NTI CD-Maker • PowerDVD • BIOS utility • Acer Empowering Technology If your computer is configured with Microsoft Windows XP, the following utilities can be used to monitor and maintain system health: • Backup • Disk Defragmenter All of the applications that came with your computer are very easy to use.
NTI CD&DVD-Maker (for models with CD or DVD Burner) The NTI CD&DVD-Maker is optical disk-recording software that allows you to create and copy audio, data and videos to recordable or rewritable optical disks. To copy an audio or data disk: Click the Quick Burning icon Insert the CD you would like to copy into the source drive and a blank disk into the target drive.
Click the Start button to begin copying. For more information about NTI CD&DVD-Maker and its other features, refer to the NTl CD&DVD-Maker Help menu.
PowerDVD (for models with DVD) PowerDVD is a high-quality, pure software DVD player that brings high-quality movies and karaoke to your multimedia PC. You can play back high-resolution DVD titles or MPEG-2 files with MPEG-2 video and Dolby Digital (AC-3) audio. PowerDVD provides a complete set of commands for navigation and advanced features such as multi-angle switching, multi-language and multi-subtitle selection, and parental control.
BIOS utility The BIOS utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer's Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). Since most computers are already properly configured and optimized, there is no need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems and get the "Run Setup" message, you will need to run this utility.
OS unstable or unusable. After the POST runs, Press Alt + F10 combine key during BIOS to enter hidden partition. This utility has same password protection with Acer eRecovery. Follow all onscreen instructions. 5 System utilities...
You can also follow the steps below: Locate the OBR button. Press the button. You can change the password in Acer eRecovery.
5 System utilities If you have not yet backed-up your system.
If you have previously backed-up your system. Select “Recover to Default Settings” to restore your system to the default factory settings. Select “Recover data from last backup” to restore your system to the last system backup.
If you chose the recovery option, you should see the following screen. Click OK to continue. After 15 seconds the system will reboot and initiate the restore operation. 5 System utilities...
Note : This feature occupies 4GB in a hidden partition on your hard drive. If you attempt to restore your system using the One Button Recovery feature, and the system DOES NOT respond, contact your local vendor or authorised Acer representative immediately.
Using backup (Windows XP only) The Backup utility creates copies of information on your hard disk. In the event that the original data on your hard disk is erased or overwritten, or becomes inaccessible because of a hard disk malfunction, you can use the copy to restore your lost or damaged data.
Disk defragmenter (Windows XP only) The disk degfragmentation utility consolidates files and folders on your computer's hard disk. This allows your computer to access files and folders and save new data more efficiently. By consolidating your files and folders, the defragmenter also consolidates the volume's free space, making it less likely that new files will be fragmented.
This chapter tells you what to do in case your computer is not working properly. However, if a more serious problem arises, contact your dealer or the technical support center (www.acersupport.com) for assistance.
Note: For more information about recovering your system, see "Acer eRecovery Management" on page 11. Nothing appears on the screen. Your computer's power management function automatically blanks the screen to save power.
The printer does not work. Do the following: • Make sure the printer is connected to a power outlet and that it is turned on. • Make sure the printer cable is connected securely to the system's parallel or USB port and the corresponding port on the printer. See "Connecting your printer"...
ENERGY STAR guidelines compliance As an ENERGY STAR partner, Acer Inc. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. 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.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this PC series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Compliant with Russian regulatory certification...
Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the proper functioning of your equipment. If they do, you will be notified in advance to give you an opportunity to maintain uninterrupted telephone service. If this equipment should fail to operate properly, disconnect the equipment from the phone line to determine if it is causing the problem.
Notice for New Zealand The grant of a Telepermit for any item of terminal equipment indicates only that Telecom has accepted that the item complies with minimum conditions for connection to its network. It indicates no endorsement of the product by Telecom, nor does it provide any sort of warranty. Above all, it provides no assurance that any item will work correctly in all respects with another item of Telepermitted equipment of a different make or model, nor does it imply that any product is compatible with all of...
Laser compliance statement The CD or DVD drive used with 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: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
configurations, this product may or may not contain wireless radio devices (such as wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth modules). Below information is for products with such devices. European Union (EU) This device complies with the essential requirements of the European Council Directives listed below: 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive •...
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
The following local manufacturer/importer is responsible for this declaration: Product name: Model: Name of responsible party: Address of responsible party: Contact person: Tel: Fax: Personal computer Veriton Series Acer America Corporation 2641 Orchard Parkway San Jose, CA 95134 Mr. Young Kim 408-922-2909 408-922-2606...
Decision 98/482/EC (CTR21) for pan-European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). We, Acer Inc., hereby declare that the equipment bearing the trade name and model number specified above was tested conforming to the applicable Rules under the most accurate measurement standards possible, and that all the necessary steps have been taken and are in force to assure that production units of the same equipment will continue to comply with the requirements.
Index accessing the online User’s Guide 17 applications BIOS utility computer cover remove replace connecting options multimedia devices audio line-in device earphones/headphones 48 external speakers microphone network printer serial mouse USB devices disk drives CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive inserting CDs/DVDs taking care CDs/DVDs hard disk features connectivity...
NTI CD-Maker PowerDVD reinstalling programs turning off computer software shutdown suspend mode turning on computer power button upgrade add memory install DDR DIMM reconfigure computer computer install an expansion card installation precautions post-installation open computer reinstall side panel remove computer cover 55 replace top cover replace components memory...