Acer v200 Series User Manual

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Acer v200 Series
Travel Companion
User Manual


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  • Page 1 Acer v200 Series Travel Companion User Manual...
  • Page 2 Original Issue: January 2007 Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other products or system names appearing in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Further, the © or TM symbols are not used in the text.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Left and Right panels Top and Bottom panels Car Mount Kit Acer v200 Series Travel Companion setup Set up the Acer v200 Series Travel Companion on your vehicle Acer v200 Series Travel Companion fundamentals Hardware interface Charging your Acer v200 Series...
  • Page 4 Contents...
  • Page 5: Acer V200 Series Travel Companion Feature Highlights

    No more fumbling with wieldy, outdated paper maps. No more sheepish "I think I'm lost" expression. And most definitely, no more going in circles finding that particular spot. Get to your destination the fast and easy way with your new Acer v200 Series Travel Companion. Powerful system •...
  • Page 6: Unpack The Acer V200 Series Travel Companion

    Unpack the Acer v200 Series Travel Companion Thank you for purchasing the Acer v200 Series Travel Companion. The Acer v200 Series Travel Companion box contains all of the items listed below. • Acer v200 Series Travel Companion unit • Car mount kit •...
  • Page 7 The car charger should be plugged into the GNS TMC module when you want to use it. The GNS TMC module draws its power from the car charger and is not powered by the Acer v200 Series Travel Companion. For more...
  • Page 8 details on how to use the GNS TMC function, see your navigation software for more information. This function is only available to model v210 only. Report any product defects or missing items to the place of purchase immediately. Save the boxes and packing materials for future use.
  • Page 9: First Things First

    First things first This section describes the hardware interface of the Acer v200 Series Travel Companion and its peripherals. Instructions for setting up the device and some basic system operations are also discussed. System tour This section gives you a tour of the device hardware interface.
  • Page 10: Left And Right Panels

    Note: For more information on how to use your Acer v200 Series Travel Companion in navigation mode, refer to the Navigation software Quick Starter Guide or the Navigation software User's Guide (located in the Navigation software CD). Left and Right panels...
  • Page 11: Top And Bottom Panels

    Top and Bottom panels Label Description mini USB Connects your device to a car charger to charge the connector built-in battery. Earphone jack Connects to audio line-out devices (earphones). Slots for car Connects to the car cradle of the Car Mount kit. cradle...
  • Page 12: Car Mount Kit

    Car Mount Kit The Car Mount Kit consists of the car pedestal and the car cradle. Label Description Cradle Connects the car pedestal to the car cradle. Adjustment joint Can be adjusted in eight directions. Flexible rod Can be adjusted to further enhance the viewing comfort of the device.
  • Page 13: Acer V200 Series Travel Companion Setup

    The Acer v200 Series Travel Companion comes with a Car mount kit and a car charger with which you can set up your device on your vehicle. You can choose to position the Car mount kit on the windshield using the suction cup, or on the dashboard using the self adhesive power disc connector.
  • Page 14 Some newer vehicle models may have a heat reflective shield embedded in the windshield. This may in some cases obstruct the GPS signal reception. If you encounter this problem in your vehicle, you need to purchase an external GPS antenna. For more information, contact your local Acer dealer.
  • Page 15 To set up the device on your vehicle: This section shows how to install the Car mount kit in your vehicle's windshield using the suction cup. For dashboard installation procedures using the self adhesive power disc connector refer to the Acer v200 Series Travel Companion Starter Guide.
  • Page 16 Insert the Map SD card into the device. Dock the device on the car cradle.
  • Page 17 After setting up the device on the Car pedestal, connect the car charger. If the car engine is turned off, you may be required to switch the vehicle ignition back into the Accessories position. Consult your vehicle owner's manual. The power LED indicator lights up orange during charging. You can start using it once it is mounted in your vehicle and connected to the cigarette lighter.
  • Page 18: Acer V200 Series Travel Companion Fundamentals

    Hardware interface Using the SD/MMC slot Your Acer v200 Series Travel Companion has an SD/MMC slot compatible with a range of SD and MMC storage cards that you can use to back up or transfer files and data. Also, the Acer v200's GPS navigation system has its core on the Navigation software program. Using this program requires that users load the digital maps available in the Map SD card included with the device.
  • Page 19 To remove a storage card: Hold the device securely; then push against the top of the card, as if you were pushing it further into the slot, letting the card spring out. An audible system sound will signal that the card has been released. Gently remove the card from the slot.
  • Page 20: Charging Your Acer V200 Series

    Charging your Acer v200 Series For initial use, you need to charge your Acer v200 Series for 4 hours. Normally, you can use your Acer v200 Series for 3 straight hours of operation before you need to recharge the battery.
  • Page 21: System Maintenance And User Support

    • An air bag inflates with great force. DO NOT mount the device in the area over the air bag or in the air bag deployment area. Although reasonable attempt has been made to ensure that the database in your Acer v200 Series Travel Companion is accurate, such information may change from time to time. The Acer v200 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 22 The dip in humidity and temperature at night may loosen the adhesion of the suction cup. For this reason, as well as for security, it is recommended that you remove both the Car mount kit and the Acer v200 Series...
  • Page 23: Storage Precautions

    Accessories and repair precautions • Only Acer authorized accessories should be use with the device. The use of incompatible accessories could result in bodily injury and/or damage to the device. The use of unauthorized accessories will also void your warranty.
  • Page 24: Troubleshooting Your Acer V200 Series Travel Companion

    Companion Resetting your Acer v200 Series You may have to perform a reset if your Acer v200 Series no longer responds to the buttons on the screen. Performing a soft reset A soft reset allows your Acer v200 Series to get a fresh start, similar to rebooting a computer. All records and entries are retained after a soft reset.
  • Page 25: Performing A Hard Reset

    Performing a hard reset A hard reset will erase the time and date in your Acer v200 Series. The device will take a little longer to reboot when you do a hard reset. The device will then sync with the GPS time after receiving the GPS signal. Never perform a hard reset unless a soft reset does not correct your problem.
  • Page 26: Faqs

    FAQs This section lists down frequently asked questions that may arise during the use of your Acer v200 Series Travel Companion, and gives easy answer and solutions to these questions. Why is there no sound coming from the device? •...
  • Page 27: Customer Support

    Acer Service Centers available in your area. Product warranty Refer to the Acer v200 Series Travel Companion Warranty Booklet for details on the warranty coverage of your Acer v200 Series Travel Companion.
  • Page 28: System Specifications

    System specifications This chapter lists the features and operating specifications of the Acer v200 Series Travel Companion. Performance • Centrality 300 MHz 32-bit RISC • System memory: • 64 MB SDRAM • 64 MB NAND Flash ROM ® • Microsoft Windows CE.NET 5.0...
  • Page 29: Design And Ergonomics

    Design and ergonomics • Thin, light and stylish design Specifications Dimensions Length 95 mm Height 79 mm Depth 25 mm Weight 172 g • Special keys and buttons • Power switch • Volume control switch • Software reset button • Battery switch Environmental specifications Temperature:...
  • Page 30: Information For Your Safety And Comfort

    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 charger before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
  • Page 31: Additional Safety Information

    GPS is operated and controlled under the sole responsibility of the national government authority which is responsible for its availability and accuracy. Any changes in GPS availability and accuracy, or in environmental conditions, may impact the operation of your device. Acer cannot accept any liability for the availability and accuracy of GPS. Use with Care...
  • Page 32: Mounting On A Car

    Mounting on a Car Extreme care must be taken when mounting ACER v200 on a car. Read the description in "To set up the device on your vehicle:" on page 11 carefully before mounting. ACER v200 shall be mounted in compliance with the relevant legislation and the vehicle manufacturer’s rule.
  • Page 33 • 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. The following section provides tips for more comfortable computer use.
  • Page 34 "Appendix A: Regulation & safety notices" on page 31 Note: For more information, please refer to...
  • Page 35: Appendix A: Regulation & Safety Notices

    A p p e n d i x A : R e g u l a t i o n & s a f e t y n o t i c e s FCC notice Appendix A: Regulation & safety notices This appendix lists the general notices of your PDA.
  • Page 36: Operation Conditions

    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 notebook PC series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please visit http:// for complete documents.)
  • Page 37: Federal Communications Comission Declaration Of Conformity

    Model number: v200 Machine type: v200 SKU number: v2xxx (“x” = 0~9, a ~ z, or A ~ Z) Name of responsible Acer America Corporation party: Address of responsible 2641 Orchard Parkway party: San Jose, CA 95134 Contact person: Mr. Young Kim...
  • Page 38: Declaration Of Conformity

    A p p e n d i x A : R e g u l a t i o n & s a f e t y n o t i c e s Federal Communications Comission Declaration of Conformity Acer Computer (Shanghai) Limited 3F No. 168 Xizang medium road Huangpu District,...
  • Page 39 Index display expansion Resetting back-up your SD card system tour front and real panels Car Mount kit left and right panels customer support top and bottom panels Features travel companion features audio ergonomics battery pack connectivity...

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