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    ® EPSON READ THIS FIRST About Your EPSON Computer Printed on recycled paper with 10% post-consumer content...

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    IMPORTANT NOTlCE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY Epson America makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, by or with respect to anything in this manual, and shall not be liable for any implied warranties ofmerchantability and fitness for a particular purpose or for any indirect, special, or consequential damages.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ..... . . Installed Equipment and Software ..Introducing FocalPoint ....Where to Get Help .

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction Before you set up and use your EPSON@ system, be sure to read the information in this booklet about the equipment and software installed on your computer. The following section describes the equipment and software included with all systems. If you have a multimedia system, be sure to read “Multimedia Systems, “beginning on page 8, for...

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    0 ActionPC 3000 or ActionTower 3000 come with a built-in voice/ fax/ data modem. Among its features are a voice mail system and the ability to send and receive faxes. A cable for connecting the modem to your phone line and a user manual describing all of the modem’s functions are...

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    Microsoft Windows 3.11 graphical user interface software, installed on the hard disk drive, including a user manual and diskettes EPSON Connection Technical support: at (800) 922-8911 (U.S. only) or (800) 463-7766 (Canada only) Spinnaker® PFS: WindowWorks business management software installed on the hard disk drive along with a user...

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    Sierra® On-Line Hoyle® Classic Card Games software installed on the hard disk drive along with a user manual (206) 644-4343 Technical support: (800) 743-7725 (U.S. and Canada) Customer service: (800) 757-7707 (U.S. and Canada) Sales: (900) 370-5583 Hint line: Interactive voice/ faxback: (800) 376-2683 (U.S. and Canada) (209) 683-3633 Fax: (209) 683-4463...

  • Page 8: Introducing Focalpoint

    Your system includes EPSON’s FocalPoint, a Windows environment program. FocalPoint was designed to provide easy access to the Windows programs, utilities, and games on your computer, as well as on-line information about EPSON products and services. When you turn on or reset your computer, it automatically starts FocalPoint after loading MS-DOS and Windows.

  • Page 9: Where To Get Help

    If desired, you can prevent your computer from starting FocalPoint automatically but still make it available from its Windows icon. To do so, select the Exit button with the door icon on the right side of the screen. Then open the Windows Startup group, if necessary.

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    If you need additional help, EPSON provides customer support and service through a network of Authorized EPSON Customer Care Centers. EPSON also provides support services through the EPSON Connection. In the United States, dial 922-8911. GO-EPSON. (800) In Canada, dial (800)

  • Page 11: Compuserve On-line Support

    EPSON products is through the Epson America Forum on CompuServe. If you are already a CompuServe member, simply type GO EPSON at the menu prompt to reach the Epson America Forum. If you are not currently a member of CompuServe, select the...

  • Page 12: Sound Card And Cd-rom Drive Compatibility

    Caution If you purchased additional equipment or software for your computer (such as disk drives or a word processing program), do not install them until you test your system as it was configured at the factory. This will ensure that your system is operating properly before you install any optional items.

  • Page 13: Installed Software

    Wave files, and for playing MIDI files and CDs, installed on your hard disk drive along with a user m a n u a l Technical support: EPSON Connection at (800) 922-8911 (U.S. only) or (800) 463-7766 (Canada only) Compton’s® Interactive Encyclopedia...

  • Page 14: Connecting The Speakers

    Follow the guidelines in the table below to determine the port you should use: Speakertype Port EPSON speakerswithout batteries (unamplified) EPSON speakerswith batteries or connected to DC 6-Volt input jack (amplified) Other manufacturer’s speakers (unamplified) Other manufacturer’s speakers (amplified) Read This First...

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    Note You can install C-type batteries in your speakers or obtain a DC 6-Volt input jack to power the speakers independently and use them as amplified speakers. This will boost the speaker’s bass response and allow you to adjust the volume using the speaker’s controls.

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    Both speakers are connected to one speaker cable. Connect this cable to the appropriate port on your computer’s sound card, as shown below. g a m e or joystick port If you want to connect headphones to your sound card, connect them to the OUT connector.

  • Page 17: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the Sound To adjust the speaker’s volume and other operating characteristics, select the Sound Impression or Mozart Mixer program icons in Windows. Follow the instructions in the on-line help program to select the sound you prefer. If you are not using Windows when you need to adjust the speaker volume, you can use the following keyboard commands: Ctrl Alt U...

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    In FocalPoint, move the cursor to the Software button (on the top left side of the screen) or the Games button (on the bottom left side) to locate the program for which you loaded the CD. Click the left mouse button once. Move the cursor to the program icon for which you loaded the CD and click the left mouse button once.

  • Page 19: Running Berenstain Bears From Dos

    Running Berenstain Rears from DOS The program Compton’s Berenstain Bears Learning at Home, Volume 1 is an MS-DOS-based program that cannot be run from a Windows icon like your other multimedia programs. To run Berenstain Bears, you must exit Windows (if you are currently using it) and enter a command at the MS-DOS prompt.

  • Page 20: Troubleshooting Your Multimedia System

    Troubleshooting Your Multimedia System If you have any trouble using your multimedia system, check the following sources for solutions to the problem : For problems with optional equipment or software you may have installed, consult any on-line or printed help information that came with the product or contact the software manufacturer.

  • Page 21: Diagnosing Sound Card Problems

    Diagnosing Sound Card Problems If you suspect you have trouble with your sound card, check the following: If you are using a game or other multimedia software program and the audio is distorted or non-existent, first check that your speaker cable is firmly connected to the appropriate connector on your sound card.

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    If you still have problems, you may have a conflict between the DMA, IRQ, and other settings of your sound card and any optional card drivers you may have installed. Conflicts in these areas can also cause your computer to lock up, spontaneously reboot, or issue a parity error.

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    Also check the following switches in the BLASTER command line in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file: / Annn Base I/ 0: DMA: / Dn IRQ : / In Some Sound Blaster games require settings that match those of your sound card. Check your game documentation to see how to change the game’s settings to match those of your sound card.

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    If the sound card operates properly, change the settings used by your optional card’s driver in the CONFIG.SYS file so they do not conflict with the settings of the MZTINIT.SYS driver. Do not change the settings of the MZTINIT.SYS driver itself. Reboot the system. Some programs also add PATH statements and executable commands to start the program in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file.

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    Remove the bootable diskette Reboot your computer from the hard disk drive. Contact your Authorized EPSON Customer Care Center or the EPSON Connection to report the problem with your sound card or CD-ROM drive; see page 6 for instructions. Read This First...

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    If none of the solutions in this entire section work, follow the instructions in the next section to restore your original system files and then reinstall your optional equipment or software. Restoring original system files The root directory of your hard disk drive (C:\ ) contains the main files MS-DOS uses to configure your system: AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS.

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    The contents of the AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files are listed below. (The order of the commands in your files may be slightly different from the order shown here.) AUTOEXEC.BAT @ECHO OFF LH/L:1,36224 C:\DOS\ MSCDEX.EXE/D:MSCDOAK/L:E/M:10 SETSOUND=C:\ MOZART SETBLASTER=A220 15 D1 T4 LH /L:1,4480 C:\ MOZART\ MZTVOLEXE LH /L:0;1,45456 /SC:\ DOS\SMARTDRV.EXE/X PROMPT$p$g...

  • Page 28: Diagnosing Cd-rom Drive Problems

    Diagnosing CD-ROM Drive Problems If you see an error message when you try to access your CD-ROM drive, try the following: If you see the error message Drive not ready, you may have tried to access the CD too quickly; wait 10 seconds after loading the CD in the drive before you access it.

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    If you see the error message CDR103 : CD-ROM not H i g h S i e r r a o r I S O - f o r m a t r e a d i n g d r i v e n . A b o r t , R e t r y o r I g n o r e , m a k e s u r e y o u did not accidentally insert an audio CD into the drive.

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