Aspire 5110/5100/3100 Series
User's Guide

   Summary of Contents for Acer Aspire 5100

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    Aspire 5110/5100/3100 Series User's Guide...

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    Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ 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.

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    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 5: Replacing The Battery Pack, Disposal Instructions, Mercury Advisory

    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, Finding Your Comfort Zone

    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.

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    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. • Keep your head at a higher level than the top edge of the display so your •...

  • Page 8: First Things First, Your Guides, Basic Care And Tips For Using Your Computer

    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 Just for Starters... poster helps you get started with setting up your computer.

  • Page 9: Taking Care Of Your Computer, Taking Care Of Your Ac Adapter

    To turn the power off, do any of the following: Use the Windows shutdown command • Click on Start, Turn Off Computer, then click on Turn Off. Use the power button • You can also shut down the computer by closing the display cover, or by pressing the sleep hotkey <Fn>...

  • Page 10: Taking Care Of Your Battery Pack, Cleaning And Servicing

    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 11: Table Of Contents

    Taking care of your AC adapter Taking care of your battery pack Cleaning and servicing Acer Empowering Technology Empowering Technology password Acer eDataSecurity Management (for selected models) Acer eLock Management Acer ePerformance Management Acer eRecovery Management Acer eSettings Management Acer ePower Management...

  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) Launch Manager Norton AntiVirus Frequently asked questions Requesting service International Travelers Warranty (ITW) Before you call Acer Arcade 48-button remote control Remote functions Finding and playing content Settings Arcade controls Navigation controls Player controls Virtual keyboard...

  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Fast Infrared (FIR) Universal Serial Bus (USB) IEEE 1394 port PC Card slot ExpressCard Installing memory Connecting your TV and AV-in cables Acer Arcade TV set-up wizard (Windows XP Home and Professional) BIOS utility Boot sequence Enable disk-to-disk recovery Password Using software...

  • Page 14: Table Of Contents

    Laser compliance statement LCD pixel 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 LCD panel ergonomic specifications Index...

  • Page 15: Acer Empowering Technology, Empowering Technology Password

    Management for the first time. Note: If you lose your password, there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your notebook or taking your notebook to an Acer Customer Service Center. Be sure to remember or write down your password.

  • Page 16: Selected Models

    Acer eDataSecurity Management (for selected models) 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 17: Acer Elock Management

    Acer eLock Management Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock your removable data, optical and floppy drives to ensure that data can't be stolen while your notebook is unattended. Removable data devices — includes USB disk drives, USB pen drives, USB •...

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    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 19: 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: Memory optimization —...

  • Page 20: 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.

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    For more information, please refer to "Acer eRecovery Management" on page 76 in the AcerSystem User's Guide. Note: If your computer did not come with a Recovery CD or System CD, please use Acer eRecovery Management's "System backup to optical disk" feature to burn a backup image to CD or DVD.

  • Page 22: 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. • Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users •...

  • Page 23: Acer Epower Management

    Acer ePower Management Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface. To launch it, select Acer ePower Management from the Empowering Technology interface. AC mode (Adapter mode) The default setting is "Maximum Performance." You can adjust CPU speed, LCD brightness and other settings, or click on buttons to turn the following functions on/off: Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, CardBus, FireWire(1394), Wired LAN and Optical Device if supported.

  • Page 24: Battery Status

    Re-load factory defaults. • Select what actions to be taken when the cover is closed or the power • button is pressed. Set passwords for accessing the system after Hibernation or Standby. • View information about Acer ePower Management. •...

  • Page 26: Acer Epresentation Management

    Acer ePresentation Management Acer ePresentation Management lets you project your computer's display to an external device or projector using the hot key: Fn + F5. . If auto-detection hardware is implemented in the system and the external display supports it, your system display will be automatically switched out when an external display is connected to the system.

  • Page 27: Your Acer Notebook Tour, Front View

    Your Acer notebook tour After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster, let us show you around your new Acer notebook. Front view Item Description Built-in camera 310,000 pixel web camera for video communication (for selected models).

  • Page 28: Closed Front View

    Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. TV/media/ For use with Acer Arcade and other media playing volume buttons programs (for selected models). Easy-launch Buttons for launching frequently used programs.

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    Icon Item Description Wireless Enables/disables the wireless function. communication Indicates the status of wireless LAN button/indicator communication. Power indicator Indicates the computer's power status. Battery indicator Indicates the computer's batttery status. CIR receiver Receives signals from a remote control (for selected models). Microphone-in jack Accepts input from external microphones.

  • Page 30: Left View

    Left view Icon Item Description Kensington lock Connects to a Kensington-compatible slot computer security lock. Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. USB 2.0 port Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Ethernet (RJ-45) Connects to an Ethernet 10/100- or 10/100/ port...

  • Page 31: Right View

    Right view Item Description Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs. Optical disk access Lights up when the optical drive is active. indicator Optical drive eject Ejects the optical disk from the drive. button Emergency eject Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer hole is turned off.

  • Page 32: Rear View

    Rear view Icon Item Description Modem (RJ-11) port Connects to a phone line. Two USB 2.0 ports Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). RF-in jack Accepts input signals from analog/digital TV-tuner devices (for selected models). AV-in port Accepts input signals from audio/video (AV) devices (for selected models).

  • Page 33: Base View

    Base view Item Description Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws). Memory compartment Houses the computer's main memory. Ventilation slots and Enable the computer to stay cool, even after cooling fan prolonged use. Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan.

  • Page 34: Specifications

    Up to 2 GB of DDR2 533/667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support) Display ™ 15.4" WXGA Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 • pixel resolution, 16 ms response time, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing on dual displays ™...

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    NTSC/PAL cable for digital/analog TV input, NTSC converter to convert port from PAL/SECAM to NTSC • Mini DIN cable: RCA jack and S-video port for audio/video input Acer DVB-T antenna (UHF/VHF reception) supports Acer ™ SignalUp wireless technology Graphics ®...

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    (MS), ™ ™ Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD) (for selected models) Communication Acer Video Conference featuring Voice and Video • over Internet Protocol (VVoIP)support via Acer ™ ® OrbiCam and optional Acer Bluetooth VoIP phone (for selected models) ™...

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    3.0 Kg (6.61 lbs.) for 15.4" LCD model with TV module • 2.92 Kg (6.44 lbs.) for 15.4" LCD model without TV • module Aspire 5100/3100 Series 358 (W) x 269 (D) x 29.8/33.8 (H) mm (14.1 x 10.6 x • 1.17/1.33 inches) 2.82kg (6.22 lbs) for 15.4" LCD model •...

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    Internet, user-programmable button Six/seven media keys: TV, volume up, volume down, • play/pause, stop, previous, next (for selected models) ® Two communication switches: WLAN, Bluetooth • Acer remote controls (for selected models) : • ™ • Acer Arcade (48 keys) ®...

  • Page 39: Acer Edatasecurity Management (for Selected Models)

    Software Acer Empowering Technology • • Acer eDataSecurity Management (for selected models) • Acer eLock Management • Acer ePerformance Management • Acer eRecovery Management • Acer eSettings Management • Acer ePower Management • Acer ePresentation Management ™ Acer GridVista •...

  • Page 40: Indicators

    Indicators The computer has serveral easy-to-read status indicators. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed Icon Function Description Bluetooth Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Wireless LAN Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Power Indicates the computer's power status.

  • Page 41: Easy-launch Buttons

    Empowering Technology" on page 1. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. See "Launch Manager" on page 39.

  • Page 42: Touchpad, Touchpad Basics

    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 The following items show you how to use the touchpad: Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor.

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    Right Center Function Left button (1) Main touchpad (2) button (3) button (4) Execute Quickly click Tap twice (at the same twice. speed as double-clicking a mouse button). Select Click once. Tap once. Drag Click and hold, Tap twice (at the same then use speed as double-clicking finger on the...

  • Page 44: Using The Keyboard, Lock Keys And Embedded Numeric Keypad

    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 45: Windows Keys, Hotkeys

    Windows keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Description Windows key Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button; it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of functions: <...

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    Icon Function Description <Fn> + <F1> Hotkey help Displays help on hotkeys. <Fn> + <F2> Acer eSettings Launches Acer eSettings in Acer Empowering Technology. See "Acer Empowering Technology" on page 1. <Fn> + <F3> Acer ePower Launches Acer ePower Management Management in Acer Empowering Technology.

  • Page 47: Special Keys

    Special keys You can locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign at the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. The Euro symbol Open a text editor or word processor. Either press < > at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5>...

  • Page 48: Ejecting The Optical (cd Or Dvd) Drive Tray, Using A Computer Security Lock

    Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray Press the drive eject button to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is Insert a clip to the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is off. Using a computer security lock The notebook comes with a Kensington-compatible security slot for a security lock.

  • Page 49: Audio, Adjusting The Volume

    Audio The computer comes with 32-bit Intel High-Definition audio, and built-in stereo speakers. Adjusting the volume Adjusting the volume on the computer is as easy as pressing some buttons. See "Hotkeys" on page 31 for more information on adjusting the speaker volume.

  • Page 50: Acer Orbicam, Rotating The Acer Orbicam

    Acer OrbiCam (for selected models) The Acer OrbiCam is a 310,000 pixel CMOS camera appropriately mounted on top of the LCD panel. The camera's 225-degree ergonomic rotation allows you to capture high-resolution photos or videos up front or at the back of the LCD panel.

  • Page 51: Launching The Acer Orbicam, Using The Acer Orbicam As Webcam

    Launching the Acer OrbiCam To launch the Acer OrbiCam, double-click on the Acer OrbiCam logo in the desktop. Click Start > All Programs > Acer > Acer OrbiCam. The Acer OrbiCam capture window appears. Using the Acer OrbiCam as webcam The Acer OrbiCam is automatically selected as the capture device of any Instant Messenger (IM) application.

  • Page 52: Using The System Utilities, Acer Gridvista (dual-display Compatible)

    Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four pre-defined display settings so you can view multiple windows on the same screen. To access this function, please go to Start, All Programs and click on Acer GridVista. You may choose any one of the four display settings indicated below:...

  • Page 53: Launch Manager

    Acer GridVista is simple to set up: Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each display from the taskbar. Drag and drop each window into the appropriate grid. Enjoy the convenience of a well-organized desktop. Note: Please ensure that the resolution setting of your second monitor is set to the manufacturer's recommended value.

  • Page 54: Norton Antivirus

    Norton AntiVirus 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: 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: If it is not lit, no power is being supplied to the computer.

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    No audio is heard from the computer. Check the following: The volume may be muted. In Windows, look at the volume control • (speaker) icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on the icon and deselect the Mute all option. The volume level may be too low.

  • Page 57: Recovery Cds

    It is important to back up all data files before using this option. Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings. Check to see if Acer disk-to-disk recovery is enabled or not. Make sure the D2D Recovery setting in Main is Enabled.

  • Page 58: Requesting Service, International Travelers Warranty (itw), Before You Call

    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. Important! This feature occupies 4 to 5 GB in a hidden partition on your hard disk.

  • Page 59: Acer Arcade

    Acer Arcade Acer Arcade is an integrated player for music, photos, TV, DVD movies and videos. It can be operated using your pointing device or remote control. To watch or listen, click or select a content button (e.g., Music, Video, etc.) on the Arcade home page.

  • Page 60: Button Remote Control

    48-button remote control If your Aspire is bundled with a TV-tuner card, a 48-button remote control is included for use with the Acer Arcade software. The table below explains the functions for this controller. Warning! The Arcade and Power buttons have different functions depending on the current mode.

  • Page 61: Remote Functions

    Launch TeleText*/ closed captions Color buttons Teletext shortcut functions* TV/AV Toggle between TV-in and AV-in Arcade Launch/quit Acer Arcade; return to Arcade main page Angle Toggle between different viewing angles** Subtitle Open subtitles menu** Stop Stop current playing or recording operation...

  • Page 62: Finding And Playing Content, Settings

    Arcade, please refer to the Arcade Help menu. This can be accessed from the Arcade home page by selecting Help Settings There are settings in Acer Arcade that allow you to fine-tune its performance to suit your machine and your personal preferences. To access Settings, click on this icon located on the upper-right hand corner of the main page.

  • Page 63: Arcade Controls, Navigation Controls, Player Controls

    Virtual Surround Sound, in order to avoid damaging your speakers. Click Run Setup Wizard to change your original startup settings. Click About Acer Arcade to open a page with version and copyright information. Click Restore Default Settings to return the Acer Arcade settings to their default values.

  • Page 64: Virtual Keyboard, Background Mode

    Background mode With Acer Arcade you can continue listening to music or watching Live TV while you perform certain other functions. TV, video and music will continue playing in a small window located in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.

  • Page 65: Cinema, Settings

    Cinema If your computer came with a DVD drive, you can play movies from DVDs and video CDs (VCDs) with the Cinema function of Acer Arcade. This player has the features and controls of a typical DVD player. When you insert a disk into the DVD drive, the movie begins playing automatically.

  • Page 66: Album, Editing Pictures, Slide Show Settings

    Album Acer Arcade lets you view digital photos individually or as a slide show, from any available drive on your computer. Click the Album button on the Arcade Home page to show the Album main page. The content area on the right shows both individual pictures and folders.

  • Page 67: Video, Playing A Video File, Capturing Video (tv Models Only), Snapshot

    To return to the Video page, click Stop. Capturing video (TV models only) Acer Arcade allows you to capture and record video clips from other external devices, such as a DVD player or camcorder. Click Capture Device on the video page and then select the source you are using for your video input.

  • Page 68: Editing Video, Music

    Editing video Acer Arcade offers the capability to edit captured video clips, photos and footage from a camcorder into a movie. You can also select a movie style, and add special transition effects and music to create the perfect home movie.

  • Page 69: Tv (for Selected Models), Time-shift Functionality

    TV (for selected models) Arcade allows you to watch TV from your computer. Click the TV button on the home page to show the TV main page. The Live TV option plays TV on screen. Press Escape at any time to return to Arcade.

  • Page 70: Recorded Tv, Scheduling Recordings, Program Guide, Find Program, Tv Settings

    Note: Since the TV content you watch always lags slightly behind the live TV broadcast, going to the end of the instant replay recording is as close to watching live TV as Arcade permits. Recorded TV The "Recorded TV" page shows recorded TV files. A thumbnail image shows the first frame of each file.

  • Page 71: Using Teletext Functions

    Signal settings Click on Capture Device to select between an analog or digital input for your TV signal. Select TV Source to choose the source of the signal. The Region option allows you to select the country or region where your cable provider is located.

  • Page 72: Make Dvds, Authoring Cd/dvds

    Acer Arcade media modes. Authoring CD/DVDs With Acer Arcade it is possible to create CD or DVDs directly from the main menu, or from whichever media mode you may be using. The burn DVD option can be found in the "Advanced" or "Main" menu of Video, Album and Music media modes.

  • Page 73: Taking Your Notebook Pc With You, Disconnecting From The Desktop, Moving Around, Preparing The Computer

    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 74: What To Bring To Meetings, Taking The Computer Home, Preparing The Computer

    Note: If the Sleep indicator is off, the computer has entered Hibernation mode and is turned off. If the power indicator is off 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.

  • Page 75: Special Considerations, Setting Up A Home Office, Traveling With The Computer, Preparing The Computer

    Special considerations Follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling to and from work: Minimize the effects of temperature changes by keeping the computer • with you. If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot carry the •...

  • Page 76: Traveling Internationally With The Computer, Special Considerations, Preparing The Computer, What To Bring With You

    Special considerations In addition to the guidelines for taking the computer home, follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling: Always take the computer as carry-on luggage. • If possible, have the computer inspected by hand. Airport security X-ray •...

  • Page 77: Securing Your Computer, Using A Computer Security Lock, Using Passwords

    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 78: Entering Passwords, Setting 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> to access the BIOS utility. •...

  • Page 79: Expanding Through Options, Connectivity Options, Fax/data Modem

    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 80: Built-in Network Feature, Fast Infrared (fir)

    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 81: Universal Serial Bus (usb), Ieee 1394 Port

    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 The computer's IEEE 1394 port allows you to connect to an IEEE 1394- compatible device like a video camera or digital camera.

  • Page 82: Pc Card Slot

    PC Card slot The Type II PC Card slot of the computer accepts PC Cards that enhance the usability and expandability of the computer. These cards should have a PC Card logo on them. PC Cards (formerly PCMCIA) are add-on cards for portable computers, giving you expansion possibilities long afforded by desktop PCs.

  • Page 83: Expresscard

    ExpressCard The ExpressCard is the newest version of the PC Card. It is a smaller and faster interface that further enhances the usability and expandability of your computer. ExpressCards support a vast number of expansion options, including flash memory card adapters, TV-tuners, Bluetooth connectivity and IEEE 1394B adapters.

  • Page 84: Installing Memory

    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 85: Connecting Your Tv And Av-in Cables

    Connecting your TV and AV-in cables Follow the instructions below to set up the TV function of your Acer notebook. PAL/SECAM and NTSC systems Plug the PAL/SECAM cable’s RF plug into your notebook’s RF jack. Connect the other end to your TV antenna cable, using the NTSC converter if necessary.

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    To set up the antenna: Push gently at the top until the bottom section pops out. Pull the bottom up until it is positioned at 90 degrees to the antenna body. To ensure good reception, the antenna can be positioned on top of your notebook display using the special clip, as shown below.

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    Acer Arcade TV set-up wizard (Windows XP Home and Professional) The first time you open Acer Arcade you will need to run the Set-up Wizard. Use the following steps to complete the TV function set-up: Open Acer Arcade from the Start, All Programs menu. This will bring up the Arcade welcome screen.

  • Page 88: Bios Utility, Boot Sequence, Enable Disk-to-disk Recovery, Password

    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 89: Using Software, Playing Dvd Movies

    Using software Playing DVD movies When the DVD drive module is installed in the optical drive bay, you can play DVD movies on your computer. Eject the DVD disk. Important! When you launch the DVD player for the first time, the program asks you to enter the region code.

  • Page 90: Power Management, Acer Erecovery Management

    Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management is a tool to quickly backup and restore the system. You can create and save a backup of the current system configuration to hard disk, CD or DVD.

  • Page 91: Create Backup, Restore From Backup

    You can create and save backup images to hard disk, CD or DVD. Boot to Windows XP Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility. Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros. In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery settings and click Next.

  • Page 92: Create Factory Default Image Cd, Re-install Bundled Software Without Cd

    When the System CD and Recovery CD are not available, you can create them by using this feature. Boot to Windows XP. Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility. Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros. In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery settings and click Next.

  • Page 93: Change Password

    Change password Acer eRecovery Management and Acer disk-to-disk recovery are protected by a password that can be changed by the user. Follow the steps below to change the password in Acer eRecovery Management. Boot to Windows XP. Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility.

  • Page 94: Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting Tips, Error Messages

    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 95: Regulations And Safety Notices, Energy Star Guidelines Compliance, Fcc Notice

    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 96: 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 notebook PC series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please visit for complete documents.)

  • Page 97: 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 98: Notice For New Zealand

    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 99: Laser Compliance Statement, Lcd Pixel Statement, Macrovision Copyright Protection Notice

    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 100: Radio Device Regulatory Notice, General, European Union (eu)

    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 101: The Fcc Rf Safety Requirement

    LAN Mini PCI Card built in to the screen section and all persons. Note: The Acer 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.

  • Page 102

    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 103: Federal Communications Comission Declaration Of Conformity

    Aspire 5110/5100/3100 SKU number: Aspire 511xxx/510xxx/310xxx ("x" = 0 - 9, a - z, or A - Z) Name of responsible party: Acer America Corporation Address of responsible party: 2641 Orchard Parkway San Jose, CA 95134 Contact person: Mr. Young Kim...

  • Page 104: Declaration Of Conformity For Ce Marking

    Declaration of Conformity for CE Marking Name of manufacturer: Beijing Acer Information Co., Ltd. Address of Huade Building, No.18, ChuangYe Rd. manufacturer: ShangDi Zone, HaiDian District Beijing PRCE marking Contact person: Mr. Easy Lai Tel: 886-2-8691-3089 Fax: 886-2-8691-3000 E-mail:

  • Page 105: Lcd Panel Ergonomic Specifications

    )] lx where = 85° Color: Source D65 • Reflection class of LCD panel Ordinary LCD: Class I • (positive and negative polarity) ™ Protective or Acer CrystalBrite LCD: • Class III Image polarity Both Reference white: • Pre-setting of luminance and •...

  • Page 106: Index

    Index display hotkeys troubleshooting AC adapter caring for DVD movies audio playing adjusting the volume troubleshooting error messages Euro battery pack caring for BIOS utility FAQ. See frequently-asked questions brightness frequently-asked questions hotkeys front view caps lock Hibernation mode on indicator hotkey care hotkeys...

  • Page 107

    num lock security on indicator keylock numeric keypad passwords embedded speakers hotkey troubleshooting password support types information PC Card ejecting inserting touchpad ports hotkey printer using 28– 29 troubleshooting travel problems international flights CD-ROM local trips display troubleshooting keyboard tips printer startup universal serial bus...

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