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Summary of Contents for Acer LX.RJ207.008

  • Page 1 English Français Deutsch Italiano Español Português Nederlands Norsk Dansk Svenska Suomi Русский Polski Magyar Čeština Slovenčina Slovenski Hrvatski Română Български Eesti Latviski Lietuviškai Ελληνικά Türkçe 日本語 한국어 繁體中文 简体中文 Bahasa Indonesia ä·Â...
  • Page 3 Aspire Series Generic User Guide...
  • Page 4 No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronically, mechanically, by photocopy, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated. Model number: __________________________________...
  • Page 5: 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 6: Using Electrical Power

    • Decrease the volume if you can't hear people speaking near you. 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. •...
  • Page 7 • 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. Do not insert the plug into a non-grounded power outlet. Contact your electrician for details.
  • Page 8: Replacing The Battery Pack

    Guidelines for safe battery usage This notebook uses a Lithium-ion battery. Do not use it in a humid, wet or corrosive environment. Do not put, store or leave your product in or near a heat source, in a high temperature location, in strong direct sunlight, in a microwave oven or in a pressurized container, and do not expose it to temperatures over 60°...
  • Page 9: Caution For Optical Drive Device (Only For Certain Models)

    children. Follow local regulations when disposing of used batteries. Caution for Optical Drive Device (only for certain models) CAUTION: This appliance contains a laser system and is classified as a "CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT." In case of any trouble with this device, please contact your nearest AUTHORIZED service station.
  • Page 10: Operating Environment

    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. 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 11: Vehicles

    Vehicles RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic systems in motor vehicles such as electronic fuel injection systems, electronic anti-skid (anti-lock) 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 12: 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 offering products and services worldwide that help customers save money, conserve energy and improve the quality of our environment.
  • Page 13: 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 14 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 15: 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 setup poster helps you get started with setting up your computer.
  • Page 16: Taking Care Of Your Computer

    To turn the power off, do any of the following: • Use the Windows shutdown command: click Start then Click Shut Down. • Use the power button. You can also put the computer in sleep mode by pressing the sleep hotkey <Fn>...
  • Page 17: 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 18: Table Of Contents

    Using the keyboard Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad* Hotkeys Windows keys Using the system utilities Acer Bio-Protection (only for certain models) Acer Backup Manager Acer eRecovery Management Creating a recovery backup (Optical drive) Creating a recovery backup (USB flash drive)
  • Page 19 DMS (Digital Media Server) devices Display media content Send media content Search media Block and unblock devices Media sharing settings Power management Acer PowerSmart key Battery pack Battery pack characteristics Charging the battery Optimizing battery life Checking the battery level Battery-low warning...
  • Page 20 IEEE 1394 port (only for certain models) High-Definition Multimedia Interface (only for certain models) ExpressCard (only for certain models) Installing memory (only for certain models) Enjoying TV with Windows Media Center Choose your input type Watching TV using the optional DVB-T (digital TV) antenna (for selected models) To connect the digital antenna Watching TV with an external antenna or cable socket...
  • Page 21: 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 buttons) The following items show you how to use the touchpad with two buttons.
  • Page 22 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. It can be disabled under Mouse settings in Windows Control Panel.
  • Page 23: 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 24: Hotkeys

    Hotkeys The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness and volume output. To activate hotkeys, press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Hotkey Icon Function <Fn>...
  • Page 25 Hotkey Icon Function <Fn> + < > Volume down <Fn> + Play/Pause <Home> <Fn> + Stop <Pg Up> <Fn> + Previous <Pg Dn> <Fn> + <End> Next Description Decreases the sound volume. Play or pause a selected media file. Stop playing the selected media file.
  • Page 26: Windows Keys

    Windows keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Description Windows Pressed alone it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys for other functions: < >: Open or close the Start menu < >...
  • Page 27: Using The System Utilities

    Password Bank; and fast application/ website launching and login with Acer FingerLaunch. With Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution, you can now enjoy an extra layer of protection for your personal computer, as well as the convenience of accessing your daily tasks with a simple swipe of your finger! For more information, refer to the Acer Bio-Protection help files.
  • Page 28: Acer Backup Manager

    Acer Backup Manager Note: This feature is only available on certain models. Acer Backup Manager is a simple three-step process that allows you to create backup copies of your entire system or selected files and folders according to a schedule or as you need to.
  • Page 29 If you wish to change your settings at any time, run Acer Backup Manager from the Start menu and go through the steps outlined above.
  • Page 30: Acer Erecovery Management

    Reinstall Drivers or Applications This chapter will guide you through each process. To use the password protection feature of Acer eRecovery Management, you must first set the password. The password is set by launching Acer eRecovery Management and clicking Settings.
  • Page 31: Creating A Recovery Backup (Optical Drive)

    Throughout the process, you will be guided by onscreen instructions. Please read them carefully! Click Start > All Programs > Acer, then click Acer eRecovery Management. To create recovery discs for the hard drive’s entire original contents, including Windows and all factory-loaded software and drivers, click Create Factory Default Disc.
  • Page 32 The Create Factory Default Backup dialog box tells you the number of blank, recordable discs you will need to complete the recovery discs. Make sure that you have the required number of identical, blank discs ready before continuing. Insert a blank disc into the drive indicated in the Backup to list, then click Next.
  • Page 33: Creating A Recovery Backup (Usb Flash Drive)

    Important: If you are using a USB flash drive, ensure it is at least 12 GB and does not contain any previous data. Click Start > All Programs > Acer, then click Acer eRecovery Management. To create recovery backup for the hard drive’s entire original contents, including Windows and all factory-loaded software and drivers, click Create Factory Default Backup.
  • Page 34 The Create Factory Default Backup dialog box opens. This dialog box tells you the estimated size of the backup file on your USB flash drive. Plug in the USB disk, then click Next. You will be shown the backup progress on the screen. Unplug the USB flash drive and mark it with a permanent marker.
  • Page 35: Recovering Your System (Optical Drive)

    Recovering your system (Optical drive) If calling Acer support did not help fix your problem, you can use the Acer eRecovery Management program. This will restore your computer to the same state as when you purchased it, while giving you an option to retain all settings and personal data for later retrieval.
  • Page 36: Returning To A Previous System Condition

    - OR - If you are recovering from your driver and application recovery disc, insert it into the disc drive, then go to Step 3 after the Acer Application Recovery main menu opens. Click the Restore tab, then click Reinstall Drivers or Applications to display the Acer Application Recovery main menu.
  • Page 37: Returning Your System To Its Factory Condition

    Recovering from within Windows To reinstall Windows and all pre-installed software and drivers: Click Start > All Programs > Acer, then click Acer eRecovery Management. Click the Restore tab, then Restore Operating System to Factory Defaults. Click Yes, then Start. A dialog box will display information about the hard drive that the operating system will be recovered to.
  • Page 38 To reinstall Windows and all pre-installed software and drivers: Turn on your computer, then press <Alt> + <F10> during startup to open Acer eRecovery Management. Click Restore Operating System to Factory Defaults. Warning: Continuing the process will erase all files on your hard drive.
  • Page 39: Recovering Your System (Usb Flash Drive)

    Recovering your system (USB flash drive) If calling Acer support did not help fix your problem, you can use the Acer eRecovery Management program. This will restore your computer to the same state as when you purchased it, while giving you an option to retain all settings and personal data for later retrieval.
  • Page 40: Returning To A Previous System Condition

    Click Start > All Programs > Acer, then click Acer eRecovery Management. - OR - If you are recovering from your driver and application recovery backup, insert the USB flash drive into a USB port. Open the USB flash drive in Windows Explorer and double-click Recovery.
  • Page 41: Returning Your System To Its Factory Condition

    Recovering from within Windows To reinstall Windows and all pre-installed software and drivers: Click Start > All Programs > Acer, then click Acer eRecovery Management. Click the Restore tab, then Restore Operating System to Factory Defaults to open the Confirm Restoration dialog box.
  • Page 42 To reinstall Windows and all pre-installed software and drivers: Turn on your computer, then press <Alt> + <F10> during startup to open Acer eRecovery Management. Click Restore Operating System to Factory Defaults. Warning: Continuing the process will erase all files on your hard drive.
  • Page 43: Acer Clear.fi

    Acer clear.fi Acer clear.fi is a home media database viewer and controller. It allows you to browse media contents on devices that are on the same subnet. Media content types When you launch Acer clear.fi, you can choose the media content type. There are three types defined: video, music, and photos.
  • Page 44: Send Media Content

    Search media If you want to search your media content, you need to choose the media type first; then enter a keyword in the search bar. Acer clear.fi will list the media content that matches the keyword. Block and unblock devices If you want to block a device, you can right-click it, and select Block from the menu.
  • Page 45: Power Management

    Note: This feature is only available on certain models. Acer PowerSmart uses the power-saving features of your computer's graphics sub-system to reduce overall power consumption. When you press the Acer PowerSmart key, the screen brightness is reduced and the graphics chip switched to a lower speed;...
  • Page 46: 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 47: Charging The Battery

    By following the battery conditioning process you condition your battery to accept the maximum possible charge. Failure to follow this procedure will prevent you from obtaining the maximum battery charge, and will also shorten the effective lifespan of the battery. In addition, the useful lifespan of the battery is adversely affected by the following usage patterns: •...
  • Page 48: Checking The Battery Level

    Checking the battery level The Windows power meter indicates the current battery level. Rest the cursor over the battery/power icon on the taskbar to see the battery's present charge level. 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.
  • Page 49: Installing And Removing The Battery Pack

    Installing and removing the battery pack Note: Some models have an embedded battery. If the battery needs to be replaced, please contact an authorized service center. Important! Before removing the battery from the unit, connect the AC adapter if you want to continue using your computer. Otherwise, turn off the computer first.
  • Page 50: 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 51: What To Bring To Meetings

    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. Note that the computer may enter Hibernation mode after being in Sleep mode for a period of time. What to bring to meetings If your meeting is relatively short, you probably do not need to bring anything with you other than your computer.
  • Page 52: Setting Up A Home Office

    with you. • If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot carry the computer with you, leave the computer in the trunk of the car to avoid exposing the computer to excessive heat. • Changes in temperature and humidity can cause condensation. Allow the computer to return to room temperature, and inspect the screen for condensation before turning on the computer.
  • Page 53: Traveling Internationally With The Computer

    • Avoid exposing floppy disks to hand-held metal detectors. Traveling internationally with the computer When you are moving from country to country. Preparing the computer Prepare the computer as you would normally prepare it for traveling. What to bring with you Bring the following items with you: •...
  • Page 54: 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 55: 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>...
  • Page 56: 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 57: 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 58: 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. IEEE 1394 port (only for certain models) The computer's IEEE 1394 port allows you to connect to an IEEE 1394- compatible device like a video camera or digital camera.
  • Page 59: High-Definition Multimedia Interface (Only For Certain Models)

    High-Definition Multimedia Interface (only for certain models) HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI provides an interface between any compatible digital audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver and a compatible digital audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV), over a single cable.
  • Page 60: Installing Memory (Only For Certain Models)

    Inserting an ExpressCard Insert the card into the slot and push gently until it clicks into position. Ejecting an ExpressCard Before ejecting an ExpressCard: Exit the application using the card. Left-click the remove hardware icon on the taskbar and stop the card operation.
  • Page 61 Replace the memory cover and secure it with the screw. Reinstall the battery pack, and reconnect the AC adapter. Turn on the computer. The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total memory size. Please consult a qualified technician or contact your local Acer dealer.
  • Page 62: Enjoying Tv With Windows Media Center

    Enjoying TV with Windows Media Center Note: This feature is only available on certain models. Computers that include Windows Media Center Edition or InstantOn Arcade may be used to watch TV and to access video content (via an audio/video connection to an external device, such as a video camera). Choose your input type The avdio/video connection may be either a DVB-T digital antenna (for selected models) or a PAL/SECAM or NTSC connector.
  • Page 63: To Connect The Digital Antenna

    To connect the digital antenna Plug the antenna cable into the RF jack of your computer. Note: Do not twist or loop the antenna cable. Extend the antenna cable up to 20 cm to improve signal quality. Watching TV with an external antenna or cable socket You may use conventional TV cables (connected to an external antenna or cable socket) to watch TV on your computer.
  • Page 64 Connect the other end to your TV cable, using the cable converter if necessary. Important! Please ensure you use the correct cable system for your region before attempting to connect the antenna cable.
  • Page 65: 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 66: Using Software

    Using software Playing DVD movies Note: This feature is only available on certain models. When the DVD drive module is installed in the optical drive bay, you can play DVD movies on your computer. Eject the DVD. Important! When you launch the DVD player for the first time, the program asks you to enter the region code.
  • Page 67: 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: •...
  • Page 68 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 69: Recovery Cds

    Note: To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during POST. 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.
  • Page 70: Requesting Service

    Place your proof-of-purchase in the flap located inside the front cover of the ITW passport. If the country you are traveling in does not have an Acer-authorized ITW service site, you can still get in contact with our offices worldwide. Please visit www.acer.com.
  • Page 71: 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 72 Error messages Corrective action Keyboard interface Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. error Memory size Press <F2> (during POST) to enter the BIOS utility, mismatch then press Exit in the BIOS utility to reboot. If you still encounter problems after going through the corrective measures, please contact your dealer or an authorized service center for assistance.
  • Page 73: Regulations And Safety Notices

    Regulations and safety notices FCC statement 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. This device generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 74: Modem Notices (Only For Certain Models)

    Compliant with Russian regulatory certification Modem notices (only for certain models) Notice for USA This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. Located on the modem is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC Registration Number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this equipment.
  • Page 75: Lcd Pixel Statement

    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 Telecom's network services.
  • Page 76: General

    Bluetooth modules). Below information is for products with such devices. 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. List of applicable countries...
  • Page 77: Canada - Low-Power License-Exempt Radio Communication Devices (Rss-210)

    Note: The 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. This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range.
  • Page 78: 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 79 Gamme Aspire Guide utilisateur générique...
  • Page 80 Toute reproduction, mise en mémoire de ce manuel sur un support quelconque, ainsi que toute transmission, par quelque procédé que ce soit, de manière électronique ou mécanique, par photocopie ou enregitrement et autres sont interdites sans l’autorisation écrite préalable d’Acer Incorporated. Modèle : __________________________________________ No. de série : ______________________________________ Date d’achat : _____________________________________...
  • Page 81 Informations pour votre sécurité et votre confort Consignes de sécurité Lisez ces instructions avec attention. Conservez ce document pour des références futures. Conformez-vous aux consignes et avertissements indiqués sur cet appareil. Mise hors tension de l’appareil avant le nettoyage Débranchez l’alimentation secteur avant tout nettoyage. N’utilisez pas de liquide ou d’aérosol de nettoyage.
  • Page 82 Avertissement pour l’écoute Pour protéger votre ouïe, respectez ces instructions. Augmentez le volume graduellement jusqu’à ce que vou