Acer Veriton 1000 User Manual

Acer Veriton 1000 User Manual

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  • Page 1 Veriton 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 companies.
  • 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 do not place the product on a vibrating surface. • Never use it under sporting, exercising, or any vibrating environment which will probably cause unexpected short current or damage rotor devices, HDD, Optical drive, and even exposure risk from lithium battery pack.
  • 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 to replace the power cord set, make sure that the new power cord meets the following requirements: detachable type, UL listed/CSA certified, type SPT-2, rated 7 A 125 V minimum, VDE approved or its equivalent, 4.6...
  • Page 6: Medical Devices

    Additional safety information Your device and its enhancements may contain small parts. Keep them out of the reach of small children. Operating environment Warning! For safety reasons, turn off all wireless or radio transmitting devices when using your laptop under the following conditions.
  • Page 7: Vehicles

    Vehicles RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic systems in motor vehicles such as electronic fuel injection systems, electronic antiskid (antilock) braking systems, electronic speed control systems, and air bag systems. For more information, check with the manufacturer, or its representative, of your vehicle or any equipment that has been added.
  • Page 8: 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 9: Tips And Information For Comfortable Use

    50% less energy than conventional equipment. More information refers to and As an ENERGY STAR partner, Acer Inc. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. This product has been shipped enabled for power management: •...
  • Page 10: Finding Your Comfort Zone

    Finding your comfort zone Find your comfort zone by adjusting the viewing angle of the monitor, using a footrest, or raising your sitting height to achieve maximum comfort. Observe the following tips: • refrain from staying too long in one fixed posture •...
  • Page 11 Developing good work habits Develop the following work habits to make your computer use more relaxing and productive: • Take short breaks regularly and often. • Perform some stretching exercises. • Breathe fresh air as often as possible. • Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy body. Warning! We do not recommend using the computer on a couch or bed.
  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    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 System tour Package contents Accessing the User's Guide Front and rear panels...
  • Page 14 Connecting peripherals Connecting your mouse and keyboard Connecting a monitor Connecting the power cable Taking care of your AC adapter Turning on your computer Turning off your computer Connecting options Connecting to the network Connecting multimedia devices 3 System utilities Adobe Reader Norton AntiVirus (for selected models) NTI CD&DVD-Maker...
  • Page 15 Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210) Federal Communications Comission Declaration of Conformity Index...
  • Page 17: Empowering Technology

    Empowering Technology...
  • Page 18 Acer's innovative Empowering Technology makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer desktop.
  • Page 19: Acer Empowering Technology

    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: •...
  • Page 20: Acer Esettings Management

    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. •...
  • Page 21: Acer Elock Management

    • 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.
  • Page 22: Acer Edatasecurity Management

    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.
  • Page 24: Acer Eperformance Management

    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: •...
  • Page 25: Acer Eacoustics Management

    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.
  • Page 26: 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.
  • Page 27: Acer Erecovery Management

    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.
  • Page 28 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),...
  • Page 29: System Tour

    1 System tour...
  • Page 30 This chapter discusses the features and components of your computer.
  • Page 31: 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: Veriton computer or Veriton computer without optical drive User's guide (for selected models),...
  • Page 32: 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 33: 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 Media activity LAN indicator / Network port USB ports Kensington lock DC-in jack Note: See "Connecting peripherals" on page 26 and "Connecting options"...
  • Page 34: 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 26. Description Sleep button Multimedia keys e key (Scroll Lock) Cursor keys...
  • Page 35: 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 36 1 System tour...
  • Page 37: Setting Up Your Computer

    2 Setting up your computer...
  • Page 38 This chapter contains step-by-step instructions on how to set up your computer and connect additional peripherals.
  • Page 39: 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 40 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 41: 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 42: 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 43: 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 44: 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 45: 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 46: 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 47: 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 48: 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 49 • 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 50 • 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 51: System Utilities

    3 System utilities...
  • Page 52 This chapter describes applications that are preinstalled on your computer.
  • Page 53: Adobe Reader

    • 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.
  • Page 54: Norton Antivirus (For Selected Models)

    Norton AntiVirus (for selected models) Norton AntiVirus is an anti-virus software that finds and repairs infected files, and protects against viruses to keep your computer data safe and secure. How do I check for viruses? A Full System Scan scans all files on your computer. To perform a system scan: Start Norton AntiVirus.
  • Page 55: Nti Cd&Dvd-Maker (For Models With Cd Or Dvd Burner)

    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.
  • Page 56 3 System utilities 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.
  • Page 57: Powerdvd (For Models With Dvd)

    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.
  • Page 58: Bios Utility

    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.
  • Page 59: Recovering Your System

    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.
  • Page 60 You can also follow the steps below: Locate the OBR button. Press the button. You can change the password in Acer eRecovery. 3 System utilities...
  • Page 61 If you have not yet backed-up your system.
  • Page 62 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. 3 System utilities...
  • Page 63 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.
  • Page 64 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. 3 System utilities...
  • Page 65: Using Backup (Windows Xp Only)

    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.
  • Page 66: Disk Defragmenter (Windows Xp Only)

    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.
  • Page 67: Frequently Asked Questions

    4 Frequently asked questions...
  • Page 68 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 69: Frequently Asked Questions

    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.
  • Page 70: The Printer Does Not Work

    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. •...
  • Page 71: 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 72: 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 73: 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 74 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 75: 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 76: 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 77: The Fcc Rf Safety Requirement

    LAN Card and all persons. Note: The Acer wireless 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 78 1. This device may not cause interference, and 2. This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Operation in 2.4 GHz band To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and installation outdoors is subject to licensing.
  • Page 79: Declaration Of Conformity

    SKU number: Name of responsible party: Address of responsible party: Contact person: Tel: Fax: Veriton 1000 Veriton 100xx ("x" = 0 - 9, a - z, or A - Z) Acer America Corporation 2641 Orchard Parkway San Jose, CA 95134 Mr.
  • Page 80 Acer Computer (Shanghai) Limited 3F, No. 168 Xizang medium road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai Tel: 886-2-8691-3089 Fax: 886-2-8691-3000 E-mail: Hereby declare that: Product: Personal Computer Trade Name: Acer Machine Type:Veriton 1000 SKU Number:Veriton 100xx ("x" = 0~9, a ~ z, or A ~ Z)
  • Page 81 RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment...
  • Page 83: Index

    Index accessing the online User’s Guide 16 applications BIOS utility connecting options multimedia devices audio line-in device earphones/headphones 33 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...
  • Page 84 Index...

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