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Acer Aspire One 751H User Manual

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Aspire one Series

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   Summary of Contents for Acer Aspire One 751H

  • Page 1: Aspire One Series

    Aspire one Series User Guide...
  • Page 2 All correspondence concerning your unit should include the serial number, model number and purchase information. Acer's liability with respect to this booklet is subject to any limitation of liability set out in the applicable product warranty.
  • 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.
  • Page 4: Using Electrical Power

    Warnings Do not use this product near water. • Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product • falls, it could be seriously damaged. Slots and openings are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable •...
  • Page 5 Warning! The grounding pin is a safety feature. Using a power outlet that is not properly grounded may result in electric shock and/or injury. Note: The grounding pin also provides good protection from unexpected noise produced by other nearby electrical devices that may interfere with the performance of this product.
  • Page 6: Replacing The Battery Pack

    Keep them away from children. Follow local regulations when disposing of used batteries. Operating environment Warning! For safety reasons, turn off all wireless or radio transmitting devices when using your laptop under the following...
  • Page 7: Medical Devices

    conditions. These devices may include, but are not limited to: wireless lan (WLAN), Bluetooth and/or 3G. Remember to follow any special regulations in force in any area, and always switch off your device when its use is prohibited or when it may cause interference or danger.
  • Page 8: Potentially Explosive Environments

    viii equipment in your vehicle is mounted and operating properly. Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or explosive materials in the same compartment as the device, its parts, or enhancements. For vehicles equipped with an air bag, remember that air bags inflate with great force. Do not place objects, including installed or portable wireless equipment in the area over the air bag or in the air bag deployment area.
  • Page 9: Disposal Instructions

    Products that are ENERGY STAR qualified use less energy and prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Acer is committed to offer products and services worldwide that help customers save money, conserve energy and improve the quality of our environment.
  • Page 10: Finding Your Comfort Zone

    inadequate working conditions, personal health and other factors greatly increase the risk of physical injury. Incorrect computer usage may lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tenosynovitis or other musculoskeletal disorders. The following symptoms may appear in the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck or back: numbness, or a burning or tingling sensation •...
  • Page 11 Adjust the display brightness and/or contrast to a comfortable level for • enhanced text readability and graphics clarity. 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 •...
  • Page 13: First Things First

    First off, the Quick Guide helps you get started with setting up your computer. The printed Aspire one Series User Guide contains useful information applying to all models in the Aspire one product series. It covers basic topics such as Acer eRecovery Management, using the keyboard, Audio, etc. Please understand...
  • Page 14: Taking Care Of Your Computer

    To turn the power off, do any of the following: Use the Windows shutdown command • Click on Start then click on Shut Down. Use the power button • You can also put the computer in sleep mode by pressing the sleep hotkey <Fn>...
  • Page 15: Taking Care Of Your Battery Pack

    Taking care of your battery pack Here are some ways to take care of your battery pack: Use only batteries of the same kind as replacements. Turn the power off • before removing or replacing batteries. Do not tamper with batteries. Keep them away from children. •...
  • Page 17: Table Of Contents

    Taking care of your AC adapter Taking care of your battery pack Cleaning and servicing Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management Launching Acer eRecovery Management Indicators Touchpad Touchpad basics (with two-click buttons) Using a computer security lock Using the keyboard...
  • Page 18 Disconnecting from the desktop Moving around Preparing the computer What to bring to meetings Taking the computer home Preparing the computer What to take with you Special considerations Setting up a home office Traveling with the computer Preparing the computer What to take with you Special considerations Traveling internationally with the computer...
  • Page 19: Acer Erecovery Management

    Acer eRecovery Management backs up and recovers data flexibly, reliably and completely. Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management allows you to restore or reinstall applications and drivers. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with: Create Factory Default Disc •...
  • Page 20: Launching Acer Erecovery Management

    Launching Acer eRecovery Management You may also launch Acer eRecovery Management by running the program from the Acer program group in the Start menu, or by double-clicking the icon if you have created a desktop shortcut. You can choose to restore the system from a factory default image or reinstall applications and drivers.
  • Page 21: Indicators

    Indicators The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. Icon Function Description Bluetooth Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Wireless LAN Indicates the status of Wireless LAN communication. Indicates the status of 3G communication. communiaction Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Num Lock Lights up when Num Lock is activated.
  • Page 22: Touchpad

    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 across the surface of the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest provides optimum comfort and support. Touchpad basics (with two-click buttons) The following items show you how to use the touchpad with two-click buttons.
  • Page 23: Using A Computer Security Lock

    Note: When using the touchpad, keep it — and your fingers — dry and clean. The touchpad is sensitive to finger movement; hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response. Tapping harder will not increase the touchpad's responsiveness. Note: By default, vertical and horizontal scrolling is enabled on your touchpad.
  • Page 24: Using The Keyboard

    Using the keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded numeric keypad, separate cursor, lock, Windows, function and special keys. Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Lock key Description Caps Lock...
  • Page 25: Windows Keys

    Windows keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. 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: <...
  • Page 26: Hotkeys

    Hotkeys The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness, volume output and the BIOS utility. To activate hotkeys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Hotkey Icon Function...
  • Page 27: Special Keys

    Special keys You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the upper-center of your keyboard. The Euro symbol Open a text editor or word processor. Hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5> key at the upper-center of the keyboard.
  • Page 28: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions The following is a list of possible situations that may arise during the use of your computer. Easy solutions are provided for each one. I turned on the power, but the computer does not start or boot up. Look at the power indicator: If it is not lit, no power is being supplied to the computer.
  • Page 29 It is important to back up all data files before using this option. Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings. Check to see if Acer disk-to-disk recovery is enabled or not. Make sure the D2D Recovery setting in Main is Enabled.
  • Page 30: Requesting Service

    To start the recovery process: Restart the system. While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to enter the recovery process. Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery. Important! This feature occupies 6 GB in a hidden partition on...
  • Page 31: 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 AC adapter.
  • Page 32: Installing And Removing The Battery Pack

    Follow these steps again until the battery has been charged and discharged 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 33: 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 34: Battery-low Warning

    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. When the battery-low warning appears, the recommended course of action depends on your situation: Situation...
  • Page 35: Taking Your Notebook Pc With You

    Taking your notebook PC with you 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 any open files. Remove any media, floppy disks or compact disks from the drive(s).
  • Page 36: What To Bring To Meetings

    Note: If the Sleep indicator is off, the computer has entered Hibernation mode and is turned off. If the power indicator is off but the Sleep indicator is on, the computer has entered Sleep mode. In both cases, press and release the power button to turn the computer back on.
  • Page 37: Special Considerations

    Special considerations Follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling to and from work: Minimize the effects of temperature changes by keeping the computer • with you. If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot carry the •...
  • Page 38: Special Considerations

    Special considerations In addition to the guidelines for taking the computer home, follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling: Always take the computer as carry-on luggage. • If possible, have the computer inspected by hand. Airport security X-ray •...
  • Page 39: Securing Your Computer

    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 and passwords. Using a computer security lock The notebook comes with a Kensington-compatible security slot for a security lock.
  • Page 40: Entering Passwords

    Entering passwords When a password is set, a password prompt appears in the center of the display screen. When the Supervisor Password is set, a prompt appears when you press • <F2> to enter the BIOS utility at boot-up. Type the Supervisor Password and press <Enter> to access the BIOS utility. •...
  • Page 41: Expanding Through Options

    Expanding through options Your notebook PC 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, read the following section.
  • Page 42: Universal Serial Bus (usb)

    Universal Serial Bus (USB) The USB 2.0 port is a high-speed serial bus which allows you to connect USB peripherals without taking up precious system resources. BIOS utility The BIOS utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer's BIOS. Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility.
  • Page 43: Password

    Password To set a password on boot, activate the BIOS utility, then select Security from the categories listed at the top of the screen. Find Password on boot: and use the <F5> and <F6> keys to enable this feature. Power management This computer has a built-in power management unit that monitors system activity.
  • Page 44: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This chapter shows you 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 yourself; contact your dealer or authorized service center for assistance.
  • Page 45 If you still encounter problems after going through the corrective measures, please contact your dealer or an authorized service center for assistance. Some problems may be solved using the BIOS utility.
  • Page 46: Regulations And Safety Notices

    Regulations and safety notices 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 47: Lcd Pixel Statement

    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 notebook PC series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Compliant with Russian regulatory certification LCD pixel statement The LCD unit is produced with high-precision manufacturing techniques.
  • Page 48: European Union (eu)

    European Union (EU) R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC as attested by conformity with the followingharmonized standard: Article 3.1(a) Health and Safety • EN60950-1:2001+ A11:2004 • EN50371:2002 • Article 3.1(b) EMC • EN301 489-1 V1.6.1 • EN301 489-3 V1.4.1 • EN301 489-17 V1.2.1 •...
  • Page 49 LAN Mini PCI Card built in to the screen section and all persons. Note: The Acer wireless Mini PCI adapter implements a transmission diversity function. The function does not emit radio frequencies simultaneously from both antennas. One of the antennas is selected automatically or manually (by users) to ensure good quality radiocommunication.
  • Page 50: Canada - Low-power License-exempt Radio Communication Devices (rss-210)

    Class IV 85.0° Illuminance level: • α [250 + (250cos )] lx where Color: Source D65 • Ordinary LCD: Class I • Protective or Acer CrystalBrite • Class III Both • • • Class II α = 85° ™ LCD:...
  • Page 51: Index

    Index AC adapter caring for xiv audio troubleshooting 10 battery pack battery-low warning 16 caring for xv characteristics 13 charging 15 checking charge level 15 installing 14 low conditions 16 maximizing life 13 optimizing 15 removing 15 using the first time 13 BIOS utility 24 brightness hotkeys 8...
  • Page 52 scroll lock 6 security keylock 5, 21 passwords 21 speakers hotkey 8 troubleshooting 10 support information 12 touchpad 4 hotkey 8 travel international flights 20 local trips 19 troubleshooting 26 tips 26 universal serial bus 24 Windows keys 7...

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