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Aspire 4715Z/4315 Series
User's Guide



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  • Page 1 Aspire 4715Z/4315 Series User's Guide...
  • Page 2 Copyright © 2007. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Aspire 4715Z/4315 Series User's Guide Original Issue: 08/2007 Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes. Such changes will be incorporated in new editions of this manual or supplementary documents and publications.
  • 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 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. Use the product only with the supplied power supply cord set. If you need •...
  • Page 6: Replacing The Battery Pack

    discharged hundreds of times, but it will eventually wear out. When the operation time becomes noticeably shorter than normal, buy a new battery. Use only Acer approved batteries, and recharge your battery only with Acer approved chargers designated for this device. Use the battery only for its intended purpose.
  • Page 7: Additional Safety Information

    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 8: Vehicles

    viii Pacemakers. Pacemaker manufacturers recommend that a minimum separation of 15.3 centimeters (6 inches) be maintained between wireless devices and a pacemaker to avoid potential interference with the pacemaker. These recommendations are consistent with the independent research by and recommendations of Wireless Technology Research. Persons with pacemakers should do the following: Always keep the device more than 15.3 centimeters (6 inches) from the •...
  • Page 9: Emergency Calls

    Emergency calls Warning: You cannot make emergency calls through this device. To make an emergency call you shall dial out through your mobile phone or other telephone call system. Disposal instructions Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle.
  • Page 10: Tips And Information For Comfortable Use

    ENERGY STAR is a government program (public/private partnership) that gives people the power to protect the environment in a cost effective way and without sacrificing quality or product features. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE).
  • Page 11: Finding Your Comfort Zone

    numbness, or a burning or tingling sensation • aching, soreness or tenderness • pain, swelling or throbbing • stiffness or tightness • coldness or weakness • If you have these symptoms, or any other recurring or persistent discomfort and/or pain related to computer use, consult a physician immediately and inform your company's health and safety department.
  • Page 12 any light source minimizing room light by using drapes, shades or blinds • using a task light • changing the display's viewing angle • using a glare-reduction filter • using a display visor, such as a piece of cardboard extended from the •...
  • Page 13: First Things First

    First things first We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. Your guides To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides: First off, the Just for Starters... poster helps you get started with setting up your computer.
  • 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

    Information for your safety and comfort Safety instructions Additional safety information Operating environment Medical devices Vehicles Potentially explosive environments Emergency calls Disposal instructions Tips and information for comfortable use First things first Your guides Basic care and tips for using your computer Turning your computer on and off Taking care of your computer Taking care of your AC adapter...
  • Page 18 Special keys Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray Using a computer security lock Audio Adjusting the volume Using the system utilities Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) Launch Manager Norton Internet Security Frequently asked questions Requesting service International Travelers Warranty (ITW) Before you call Battery pack Battery pack characteristics...
  • Page 19 Remote functions Starting Acer Arcade Deluxe VideoMagician DV Wizard DVDivine Taking your notebook PC with you 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...
  • Page 20 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting tips Error messages Regulations and safety notices FCC notice Modem notices Laser compliance statement LCD pixel statement Macrovision copyright protection notice Radio device regulatory notice General European Union (EU) The FCC RF safety requirement Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210) Federal Communications Comission Declaration of Conformity...
  • Page 21: Acer Empowering Technology

    Acer Empowering Technology Note: Models shipped with Windows Vista support Acer eRecovery Management. The Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer system. Displayed by default in the upper half of your screen, it provides access to the following utilities: Note: All of the following content is for general reference only.
  • Page 22: Acer Enet Management

    Note: If you lose the Empowering Technology password, there is no way to reset it except by reformatting your system. Make sure to remember or write down your password! Acer eNet Management Acer eNet Management helps you quickly connect to both wired and wireless networks in a variety of locations.
  • Page 23 Acer eNet Management can save network settings for a location to a profile, and automatically switch to the appropriate profile when you move from one location to another. Settings stored include network connection settings (IP and DNS settings, wireless AP details, etc.), as well as default printer settings. Security and safety concerns mean that Acer eNet Management does not store username and password information.
  • Page 24: Acer Epower Management

    Acer ePower Management Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface for configuring your power management options. To access this utility, select "Acer ePower Management" from the Empowering Technology toolbar, run the program from the Acer Empowering Technology program group in Start menu, or right-click the Windows power icon in the system tray and select "Acer ePower Management".
  • Page 25: Battery Status

    Click "Apply" to save your new settings. To delete a power plan: You cannot delete the power plan you are currently using. If you want to delete the active power plan, switch to another one first. Select the power plan you wish to delete from the drop-down list. Click the Delete Power Plan icon.
  • Page 26: Acer Epresentation Management

    Acer ePresentation Management Acer ePresentation Management lets you project your computer's display to an external display device or projector using the hotkey: <Fn> + <F5>. If auto- detection hardware is implemented in the system and the external display supports it, your system display will be automatically switched out when an external display is connected to the system.
  • Page 27: Acer Edatasecurity Management (For Selected Mdoels)

    Acer eDataSecurity Management (for selected mdoels) Acer eDataSecurity Management is an 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 data encryption/decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook. The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a supervisor password and default encryption password.
  • Page 28: Acer Elock Management

    Acer eLock Management Acer eLock Management is simple yet effective utility that allows you to lock removable storage, optical and floppy drive devices to ensure that data can't be stolen while your system is unattended. • Removable Storage Devices — includes USB disk drives, USB pen drives, USB flash drives, USB MP3 drives, USB memory card readers, IEEE 1394 disk drives, and any other removable storage devices that can be mounted as a file system when plugged into the system.
  • Page 30: Acer Erecovery Management

    Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management is a versatile backup utility. It allows you to create full or incremental backups, burn the factory default image to optical disc, and restore from previously created backups or reinstall applications and drivers. By default, user-created backups are stored to the D:\ drive.
  • Page 31 For more information, please refer to "Acer eRecovery Management" on page 69 in the AcerSystem User's Guide. Note: If your computer did not come with a Recovery CD or System CD, please use Acer eRecovery Management's "System backup to optical disc" feature to burn a backup image to CD or DVD.
  • Page 32: Acer Esettings Management

    Acer eSettings Management Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications, set BIOS passwords and modify boot options. Acer eSettings Management also: Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigation. • Prints and saves hardware specifications. • Lets you set an asset tag for your system. •...
  • Page 33: Windows Mobility Center

    Windows Mobility Center The Windows Mobility Center collects key mobile-related system settings in one easy-to-find place, so you can quickly configure your Acer system to fit the situation as you change locations, networks or activities. Settings include display brightness, power plan, volume, wireless networking on/off, external display settings, display orientation and synchronization status.
  • Page 34: Your Acer Notebook Tour

    Your Acer notebook tour After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster, let us show you around your new Acer notebook. Top view ICON Item Microphone Display screen Description Internal microphone for sound recording. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output.
  • Page 35: Closed Front View

    ICON Item Power button Status indicators Empowering key Easy-launch button Keyboard Palmrest Touchpad Click buttons (left and right) Status indicators Speakers Acer Crystal Eye Closed front view Icon Item Latch Microphone-in jack Description Turns the computer on and off. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components.
  • Page 36: Left View

    Icon Item Headphones/speaker/ line-out jack Left view Icon Item Kensington lock slot External display (VGA) port Modem (RJ-11) port Ethernet (RJ-45) port S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port USB 2.0 port ExpressCard/54 slot Description Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones). Description Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.
  • Page 37: Right View

    Right view Item Optical drive Optical disk access indicator Optical drive eject button Emergency eject hole 2 USB 2.0 ports DC-in jack Rear view Icon Item Ventilation slots Description Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs . Lights up when the optical drive is active.
  • Page 38: Base View

    Base view Icon Item Battery bay Battery release latch Battery lock Memory compartment Hard disk bay Ventilation slots and cooling fan Description Houses the computer's battery pack. Releases the battery for removal. Locks the battery in position. Houses the computer's main memory. Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws).
  • Page 39: Specifications

    Specifications Operating • Windows Vista system • Windows Vista • Windows Vista Platform ® • Intel 1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB), supporting Intel (for selected models) ® • Intel 1.86/2 GHz, 533 MHz FSB), supporting Intel (for selected models) • Mobile Intel •...
  • Page 40 Communication • Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam, supporting Acer PrimaLite • WLAN: Acer InviLink supporting Acer SignalUp • LAN: Fast Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready • Modem: 56K ITU V.92 with PTT approval; Wake-on-Ring ready Dimensions • 344 (W) x 246 (D) x 37/42 (H) mm and weight (13.5 x 9.7 x 1.45/1.65 inches) •...
  • Page 41 Software • Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eNet, ePower, ePresentation, eDataSecurity (for selected models), eLock, eRecovery, eSettings Management) • Acer Arcade HomeMedia (for selected models) • Acer Arcade Deluxe DVDivine (for selected models) • Acer GridVista • Acer Launch Manager • Adobe •...
  • Page 42: Indicators

    Indicators The computer has serveral easy-to-read status indicators. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed Icon Function Description Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Num Lock Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Caps Lock Lights up when Caps Lock is activated.
  • Page 43: Easy-Launch Buttons

    Easy-launch buttons Located beside the keyboard are application buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are: Empowering Key, WLAN. Press to run the Acer Empowering Technology. Please see "Acer Empowering Technology" on page 1. The Empowering Technology program, but can be reset by users. To set the Empowering Key, run the Acer Launch Manager.
  • Page 44: Touchpad

    Touchpad The built-in seamless 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 The following items show you how to use the touchpad: Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor.
  • Page 45 Press the left (1) and right (3) buttons located beneath the touchpad to • perform selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button. Function Left button (1) Execute...
  • Page 46: 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 47: 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 48: 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 49: Special Keys

    Note: * On models shipped with Windows Vista Fn+F2 launches System Properties and Fn+F3 launches Power Options. Special keys You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. The Euro symbol Open a text editor or word processor.
  • Page 50: Ejecting The Optical (Cd Or Dvd) Drive Tray

    Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray Press the drive eject button to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is Insert a paper clip to the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is off. Using a computer security lock The notebook comes with a Kensington-compatible security slot for a security lock.
  • Page 51: Audio

    Audio The computer comes with 32-bit Intel High-Definition (HD) Audio, and dual stereo speakers. Adjusting the volume Adjusting the volume on the computer is as easy as pressing some buttons. See "Hotkeys" on page 28 for more information on adjusting the speaker volume.
  • Page 52: Using The System Utilities

    Using the system utilities Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) Note: This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual display feature of your notebook, first ensure that a second display is connected, then, open the Display Settings properties box using the Control Panel or by right-clicking the Windows desktop and selecting Personalize.
  • Page 53: Launch Manager

    Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each display from the taskbar. Drag and drop each window into the appropriate grid. Enjoy the convenience of a well-organized desktop. Note: Please ensure that the resolution setting of your second monitor is set to the manufacturer's recommended value.
  • Page 54: Norton Internet Security

    Norton Internet Security Norton Internet Security is an anti-virus utility that can protect against viruses, keeping your data safe and secure. How do I check for viruses? Double-click the Norton Internet Security icon on the Windows desktop. Select Tasks & Scans. Select Run Scan to scan your system.
  • Page 55: 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 56 If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to the line- • out port on the computer, the internal speakers automatically turn off. I want to eject the optical drive tray without turning on the power. There is a mechanical eject hole on the optical drive. Simply insert the tip of a pen or paperclip into the hole and push to eject the tray.
  • Page 57: Recovery Cds

    I want to restore my computer to its original settings without recovery CDs. Note: If your system is the multilingual version, the operating system and language you choose when you first turn on the system will be the only option for future recovery operations. This recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original software content that is installed when you purchase your notebook.
  • Page 58: Requesting Service

    Requesting service International Travelers Warranty (ITW) Your computer is backed by an International Travelers Warranty (ITW) that gives you security and peace of mind when traveling. Our worldwide network of service centers are there to give you a helping hand. An ITW passport comes with your computer.
  • Page 59: 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 60: 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 61: 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 62: 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 63: Acer Arcade (For Selected Models)

    Acer Arcade (for selected models) Acer Arcade is an integrated player for music, photos, DVD movies and videos. It can be operated using your pointing device or remote control. To watch or listen, click or select a content button (e.g., Music, Video, etc.) on the Arcade home page.
  • Page 64: Finding And Playing Content

    Finding and playing content Clicking a button on the Arcade home page opens the corresponding feature's home page. The content pages have buttons on the left and a content browsing area on the right. If a button shows one of several choices, such as sort order, the current setting is shown by a brightly colored ball on the button.
  • Page 65: Arcade Controls

    In Audio Settings: Use "Speaker Environment" to choose between "Headphones," "SPDIF," "2" or more speakers depending on your audio equipment. "Output Mode" should be set to "Stereo" if you are listening to speakers, "Dolby Surround," or "Virtual Surround Sound" if you are using headphones. Note: If your speakers are not capable of outputting low-frequency signals, it is recommended that you do not select Virtual Surround Sound, in order to avoid damaging your...
  • Page 66: Virtual Keyboard

    Virtual keyboard Whenever you are required to enter search information, or name a file, DVD or folder, you can use the onscreen virtual keyboard. You can quickly enter the information you need using the mouse, cursor keys or keyboard. Background mode With Acer Arcade you can continue listening to music while you perform certain other functions.
  • Page 67: Cinema

    Cinema If your computer came with a DVD drive, you can play movies from DVDs and video CDs (VCDs) with the Cinema function of Acer Arcade. This player has the features and controls of a typical DVD player. When you insert a disk into the DVD drive, the movie begins playing automatically.
  • Page 68: Album

    Album Acer Arcade lets you view digital photos individually or as a slide show, from any available drive on your computer. Click the Album button on the Arcade Home page to show the Album main page. The content area on the right shows both individual pictures and folders. Click on a folder to open it.
  • Page 69: Video

    To add background music to a slide show, click on the "Slide Show Music" option. The Slide Show Music page will ask you to choose music from your personal music library. Click Load Default Settings to return your settings to their default values. Video To open the Video function, click Video on the Arcade Home page.
  • Page 70: Music

    Note: For more details on editing video and all the associated features, please refer to the Acer Arcade help menu. Music For convenient access to your music collection, click Music on the Arcade homepage to open the Music homepage. Select the folder, CD or category that contains the music you want to listen to. Click Play to listen to the entire content from the beginning, or select the song that you want to hear from the list in the content area.
  • Page 71 It is also possible to burn combo CD/DVDs with music, photos, and film all in one. The possibilities are endless! For specific details about each of these options, click the Help button to open the Arcade help menu. File type compatibility For details on file compatibility, please refer to the first page of the Arcade online help menu for each media mode.
  • Page 72: Acer Arcade Deluxe (For Selected Models)

    Acer Arcade Deluxe (for selected models) Note: Acer Arcade Deluxe is available for systems with Windows Media Center. Acer Arcade Deluxe extends the capabilities of your Windows Media Center- equipped system with a set of Acer utilities designed to make it easy to manage your multimedia files, create your own customized content, and more.
  • Page 73: Remote Control (For Selected Models)

    Remote control (for selected models) If your computer is bundled with a remote control for use wiht the Arcade Deluxe software, the table below explains the functions.
  • Page 74: Remote Functions

    Remote functions Item Description Play Play selection Record Record TV Rewind Reverse playback or go to previous picture Skip Backward Skip a section backward Pause Pause playback Recorded TV Display Recorded TV page Guide Display the Guide Navigation/ Navigate and confirm selections OK buttons Mute Toggle audio on/off...
  • Page 75: Starting Acer Arcade Deluxe

    Starting Acer Arcade Deluxe You can run the Acer Arcade Deluxe utilities directly from Windows Media Center. To do this, scroll up/down from the Main page to view the Acer Arcade Deluxe utilities list and left/right to select a utility. To run the Acer Arcade Deluxe utilities outside of Windows Media Center, double-click the Acer Arcade Deluxe icon from the Windows desktop.
  • Page 76: 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 77: 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 78: 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 79: 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 80: 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 81: 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 82: 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 83: Built-In Network Feature

    Built-in network feature The built-in network feature allows you to connect your computer to an Ethernet-based network. To use the network feature, connect an Ethernet cable from the Ethernet (RJ-45) port on the chassis of the computer to a network jack or hub on your network.
  • Page 84: Expresscard

    ExpressCard The ExpressCard is the newest version of the PC Card. It is a smaller and faster interface that further enhances the usability and expandability of your computer. ExpressCards support a vast number of expansion options, including flash memory card adapters, TV-tuners, Bluetooth connectivity and IEEE 1394B adapters.
  • Page 85: Installing Memory

    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; then lift up and remove the memory cover.
  • Page 86: Bios Utility

    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. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run it. To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2>...
  • Page 87: Using Software

    Using software Playing DVD movies When the DVD drive module is installed in the optical drive bay, you can play DVD movies on your computer. Eject the DVD disk. Important! When you launch the DVD player for the first time, the program asks you to enter the region code.
  • Page 88: Power Management

    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, hard disk, peripherals connected to the computer, 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.
  • Page 89: Acer Erecovery Management

    Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management is a tool to quickly backup and restore the system. You can create and save a backup of the current system configuration to hard disk, CD or DVD. You can also backup/restore the factory default image, and reinstall applications and drivers.
  • Page 90: Burn Backup Disc

    Burn backup disc Using the Burn Disc page of Acer eRecovery Management, you can burn the factory default image, a user backup image, the current system configuration, or an application backup image to CD or DVD. Press <Alt> + <F10> or select Acer eRecovery Management from the Empowering Technology toolbar to start Acer eRecovery Management.
  • Page 91: 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 92 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 93: 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 94: Modem Notices

    and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Notice: Canadian users This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Remarque à l'intention des utilisateurs canadiens Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
  • Page 95: Notice For Australia

    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.
  • Page 96: Notice For New Zealand

    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...
  • Page 97: Laser Compliance Statement

    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.
  • Page 98: Radio Device Regulatory Notice

    Radio device regulatory notice 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. Depending on configurations, this product may or may not contain wireless radio devices (such as wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth modules).
  • Page 99 wireless mouse/keyboard) EN301 511 V9.0.2:2003 (Applied to models with 3G function) • EN301 908-1 V2.2.1:2003 (Applied to models with 3G • function). EN301 908-2 V2.2.1:2003 (Applied to models with 3G • function).
  • Page 100: The Fcc Rf Safety Requirement

    List of applicable countries EU member states as of May 2004 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta. Usage allowed in the countries of European Union, as well as Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
  • Page 101: Canada - Low-Power License-Exempt Radio Communication Devices (Rss-210)

    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.
  • Page 102: Federal Communications Comission Declaration Of Conformity

    Address of responsible party: Contact person: Tel: Fax: Notebook PC MS2220 Aspire 4715Z/4315 Aspire 4715Z/4315-xxxxx ("x" = 0 - 9, a - z, or A - Z) Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95110 Acer Representitive...
  • Page 103 Model Number: MS2220 Machine Type: Aspire 4715Z/4315 SKU Number: Aspire 4715Z/4315-xxxxx ("x" = 0~9, a ~ z, or A ~ Z) Is compliant with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the following EC directives, and that all the necessary steps have been taken and are in force to assure that production units of the same product will continue comply with the requirements.
  • Page 104: Lcd Panel Ergonomic Specifications

    LCD panel ergonomic specifications Design viewing distance Design inclination angle Design azimuth angle Viewing direction range class Screen tilt angle Design screen illuminance Reflection class of LCD panel (positive and negative polarity) Image polarity Reference white: Pre-setting of luminance and color temperature @ 6500K (tested under BM7) Pixel fault class...
  • Page 105: Index

    Index AC adapter caring for audio adjusting the volume troubleshooting battery pack battery-low warning caring for characteristics charging checking charge level installing low conditions maximizing life optimizing removing using the first time BIOS utility brightness hotkeys caps lock on indicator care AC adapter battery pack...
  • Page 106 error modem network Notebook Manager hotkey num lock on indicator numeric keypad embedded password types ports printer troubleshooting problems CD-ROM display keyboard printer startup troubleshooting questions setting location for modem use safety CD or DVD modem notices scroll lock security keylock passwords speakers...