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AcerPower Series
User's Guide


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  • Page 1 AcerPower Series User's Guide...
  • Page 2 Serial number: ___________________________________ Purchase date: ___________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________ Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated. Other companies' product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective owners.
  • 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 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.
  • Page 5: Disposal Instructions

    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 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.
  • Page 6: Tips And Information For Comfortable Use

    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.
  • Page 7 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. •...
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Information for your safety and comfort Safety instructions Disposal instructions Tips and information for comfortable use 1 System tour Package contents Accessing the User's Guide Front and rear panels Keyboard Optical drive (for selected models) Taking care of your CDs and DVDs 2 Setting up your computer Arranging a comfortable work area Adjusting your chair...
  • Page 10 FCC notice Modem notices Laser compliance 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 Declaration of Conformity for CE marking Index...
  • Page 11: System Tour

    1 System tour...
  • Page 12 This chapter discusses the features and components of your computer.
  • Page 13: Package Contents

    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: AcerPower computer or AcerPower computer without optical drive User's guide (for selected models),...
  • Page 14: Accessing The User's Guide

    Accessing the User's Guide This User's Guide is also available on your computer as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. To access the User's Guide (for Windows XP) On the Windows XP taskbar, click on the start button then select All Programs, AcerSystem.
  • Page 15: Front And Rear Panels

    Front and rear panels Your computer's front and rear panels consist of the following: Icon Component Eject button Power button Hard disk drive indicator Optical disk drive indicator LAN indicator / Network port USB ports Kensington lock DC-in jack Note: See "Connecting peripherals" on page 14 and "Connecting options"...
  • Page 16: Keyboard

    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 14. Description Sleep button Multimedia keys e key (Scroll Lock) Cursor keys...
  • Page 17: Optical Drive (For Selected Models)

    Optical drive (for selected models) Your computer may come with a DVD/CD-RW combo, DVD-Dual or DVD-Super multi drive. This drive is located on the front panel of your computer. The DVD drive allows you to play not only old CD-ROMs, CD-I disks, and video CDs, but digital video disks (DVDs) as well.
  • Page 18 1 System tour...
  • Page 19: Setting Up Your Computer

    2 Setting up your computer...
  • Page 20 This chapter contains step-by-step instructions on how to set up your computer and connect additional peripherals.
  • Page 21: Arranging A Comfortable Work Area

    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.
  • Page 22 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.
  • Page 23: Positioning Your Monitor

    Positioning your monitor Place your monitor at a comfortable viewing distance, usually 50 to 60 cm away. Adjust the display in such a way that the top of the screen is at or slightly below eye level. Positioning your keyboard The location of the keyboard is a very important factor for your posture.
  • Page 24: Connecting Peripherals

    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.
  • Page 25: Connecting A Monitor

    Connecting a monitor To connect a monitor, simply plug the monitor cable into the monitor port (blue port) or DVI port located on the rear panel of your computer . Note: Refer to the monitor manual for additional instructions and information.
  • Page 26: Connecting The Power Cable

    Connecting the power cable Make sure that the AC adapter is properly plugged into the computer and to the power outlet. Caution: Before you proceed, check the voltage range in your area. Make sure that it matches your computer's voltage setting. Note: Plug the power cable in tightly to avoid accidental shutdown.
  • Page 27: Turning On Your Computer

    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.
  • Page 28: Turning Off Your Computer

    Turning off your computer To turn off your computer, follow the steps below. For Windows XP: On the Windows XP taskbar, click on the Start button, and click Turn Off Computer, then click Turn Off. Turn off all peripherals connected to your computer. If you cannot shut down your computer normally, press and hold the power button for at least four seconds.
  • Page 29: Connecting Options

    Connecting options Connecting to the network You can connect your computer to a Local Area Network (LAN) using a network cable. To do so, simply plug the network cable into the network port the rear panel of your computer. Note: Consult your network system administrator or operating system manual for information on how to configure your network setup.
  • Page 30: Connecting Multimedia Devices

    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 selected countries.
  • Page 31 • 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. •...
  • Page 32 • Audio line-in device: Connects to the audio-in/line-in jack jack) located on the rear panel of your computer 2 Setting up your computer (light blue...
  • Page 33: System Utilities

    3 System utilities...
  • Page 34 This chapter describes applications that are preinstalled on your computer.
  • Page 35: Dual-Display

    Dual-display To enable the dual monitor feature of your computer, first ensure that the second monitor is connected, then, select Start, Control Panel, Display and click on Settings. Select the secondary monitor (2) icon in the display box and then click the check box Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor.
  • Page 36: Recovering Your System

    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. Caution! Running the Recovery operation will erase all files previously saved on the C drive so make sure to back up your important files before starting the recovery process.
  • Page 37: Frequently Asked Questions

    4 Frequently asked questions...
  • Page 38 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 ( for assistance.
  • Page 39: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions The following questions indicate possible situations that may arise during the use of your computer and each is followed by easy answers and solutions. I pressed the power switch but the system did not boot up. Check the LED located above the power switch. If the LED is not lit, no power is being applied to the system.
  • Page 40 System cannot read hard disk, CD or DVD information. Check the following: • Make sure you are using the correct type of disk. • Make sure the CD or DVD is inserted into the drive correctly. • Check if the CD or DVD is clean and unscratched. •...
  • Page 41: Appendix A: Regulations And Safety Notices

    Appendix A: Regulations and safety notices...
  • Page 42: Regulations And Safety Notices

    Regulations and safety notices 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.
  • Page 43: Modem Notices

    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...
  • Page 44: 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 45 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 46: 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 47: European Union (Eu)

    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 •...
  • Page 48: 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 49: Federal Communications Comission Declaration Of Conformity

    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 AcerPower Series Acer America Corporation 2641 Orchard Parkway San Jose, CA 95134 Mr. Young Kim 408-922-2909 408-922-2606...
  • Page 50: Declaration Of Conformity For Ce Marking

    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.
  • Page 51: Index

    Index accessing the online User’s Guide connecting options multimedia devices audio line-in device earphones/headphones 21 external speakers microphone network serial mouse disk drives CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive inserting CDs/DVDs taking care CDs/DVDs Frequently-asked questions blank screen no audio no sound printer not working system cannot read disk system cannot write to disk system did not boot up...