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  • Page 1 Acer Aspire V5 User's Manual...
  • Page 2 © 2012 All Rights Reserved. Acer Aspire V5 User's Manual This revision: 08/2012...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Taking care of your battery pack....19 Playing to another device......58 Cleaning and servicing......19 Power management Your Acer notebook tour Acer Green Instant On........59 Screen and front view ........22 Saving power........... 60 Keyboard view..........24 Left view ............25 Battery pack Information on USB 3.0......
  • Page 4 Traveling with the computer ......72 Enable disk-to-disk recovery ......89 Preparing the computer ......72 Setting passwords ........... 89 What to take with you........ 73 Frequently asked questions Special considerations ......73 Requesting service .......... 92 Traveling internationally with the computer..73 Troubleshooting..........
  • Page 5: Safety And Comfort

    AFETY AND COMFORT AFETY 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 - If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the fuse rating.
  • Page 7 - Do not increase the volume to block out noisy surroundings. - Decrease the volume if you can't hear people speaking near you. Bundled dummy cards - Note: Information in this section may not apply to your computer. Your computer shipped with plastic dummies installed in the card slots. Dummies protect unused slots from dust, metal objects or other particles.
  • Page 8 Product servicing Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: - The power cord or plug is damaged, cut or frayed.
  • Page 9 Dispose of batteries according to local regulations. Please recycle when possible. Do not dispose as household waste. - Note: Please refer to for battery shipping documents. Replacing the battery pack The computer uses lithium batteries. Replace the battery with the same type as that which came bundled with your product.
  • Page 10 ADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE - 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 - Always keep the device more than 15.3 centimeters (6 inches) from the pacemaker - Not carry the device near your pacemaker when the device is switched on. If you suspect interference, switch off your device, and move it. Hearing aids. Some digital wireless devices may interfere with some hearing aids. If interference occurs, consult your service provider.
  • Page 12 ENERGY STAR Acer's ENERGY STAR qualified products save your money by reducing energy cost and protecting the environment without sacrificing features or performance. Acer is proud to offer our customers products with the ENERGY STAR mark. 12 - Safety and comfort...
  • Page 13 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 14 - 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. 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.
  • Page 15 - Keep your display clean. - Keep your head at a higher level than the top edge of the display so your eyes point downward when looking at the middle of the display. - Adjust the display brightness and/or contrast to a comfortable level for enhanced text readability and graphics clarity.
  • Page 16 AUTION FOR PTICAL RIVE EVICE - Note: Information in this section may not apply to your computer. 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 17: First Things First

    IRST THINGS F I R S T 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 18: Taking Care Of Your Computer

    If you need to power down the computer for a short while, but don’t want to completely shut it down, you can put it into Hibernate by pressing the power button. You can also put the computer in sleep mode by pressing the sleep hotkey <Fn>...
  • Page 19: Taking Care Of Your Ac Adapter

    • Never place the computer on uneven surfaces. Taking care of your AC adapter Here are some ways to take care of your AC adapter: • Do not connect the adapter to any other device. • Do not step on the power cord or place heavy objects on top of it. Carefully route the power cord and any cables away from foot traffic.
  • Page 20 1. Turn off the computer and remove the battery pack. 2. Disconnect the AC adapter. 3. Use a soft, moist cloth. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. If either of the following occurs: • The computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged; •...
  • Page 21: Your Acer Notebook Tour

    OU R CER N OT E B O OK TOUR After setting up your computer as illustrated in the setup poster, let us show you around your new Acer computer. Aspire V5 Aspire V5 Your Acer notebook tour - 21...
  • Page 22: Screen And Front View

    Screen and front view Icon Item Description Web camera for video communication. Webcam A light next to the webcam indicates that the webcam is active. LCD screen Displays computer output. 22 - Your Acer notebook tour...
  • Page 23 Icon Item Description Power indicator Indicates the computer’s power status. Indicates battery status. Charging: The light is amber when the Battery indicator battery is charging. Fully charged: The light is blue. Your Acer notebook tour - 23...
  • Page 24: Keyboard View

    Turns the computer on and off. For entering data into your computer. See "Using the keyboard" on page 30. Caution: Do not use a keyboard Keyboard protector or similar cover as the keyboard includes ventilation intakes for cooling. 24 - Your Acer notebook tour...
  • Page 25: Left View

    DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter. Ethernet (RJ-45) Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000- port based network. Ventilation and Allows the computer to stay cool. cooling fan Do not cover or obstruct the openings. Your Acer notebook tour - 25...
  • Page 26: Information On Usb 3.0

    Information on USB 3.0 • Compatible with USB 3.0 and earlier devices. • For optimal performance, use USB 3.0-certified devices. • Defined by the USB 3.0 specification (SuperSpeed USB). 26 - Your Acer notebook tour...
  • Page 27: Right View

    Emergency eject Carefully insert a straightened hole paper clip to eject the optical drive tray. External display Connects to a display device (e.g., (VGA) port external monitor, LCD projector). Your Acer notebook tour - 27...
  • Page 28: Information On Usb 3.0

    Keyless models are also available. Information on USB 3.0 • Compatible with USB 3.0 and earlier devices. • For optimal performance, use USB 3.0-certified devices. • Defined by the USB 3.0 specification (SuperSpeed USB). 28 - Your Acer notebook tour...
  • Page 29: Base View

    Houses the computer's main memory. compartment Speakers Deliver stereo audio output. Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. Ventilation and Allows the computer to stay cool. cooling fan Do not cover or obstruct the openings. Your Acer notebook tour - 29...
  • Page 30: Using The Keyboard

    SING TH E KEYBOARD The keyboard has full-sized keys and a numeric keypad, separate cursor, Windows, function and special keys. Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad Note: Information in this section may not apply to your computer. The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Lock key Description When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed...
  • Page 31: Hotkeys

    keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols are not printed on the keys. Desired access Num Lock on Num Lock off Number keys on Type numbers in a normal embedded keypad manner. Cursor-control keys Hold <Shift> while using Hold <Fn>...
  • Page 32 Hotkey Icon Function Description Switches display output between the display screen, <Fn> + <F5> Display toggle external monitor (if connected) and both. Turns the display screen <Fn> + <F6> Display off backlight off to save power. Press any key to return. Turns the built-in touchpad on <Fn>...
  • Page 33: Windows Keys

    Hotkey Icon Function Description <Fn> + Stop playing the selected Stop <Pg Up> media file. <Fn> + Return to the previous media Previous <Pg Dn> file. <Fn> + <End> Next Jump to the next media file. Windows keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Description Pressed alone it returns to the Start screen.
  • Page 34: Touchpad

    OUCHPAD 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.
  • Page 35 Bottom left Bottom Function Main touchpad corner right corner Press or tap twice (at the Quickly press Open same speed as double- twice clicking a mouse button) Select Press once Press or tap once Press or tap twice (at the Press and hold, same speed as double- then use finger...
  • Page 36: Recovery

    (see page 90) do not help, you can 'recover' your computer - i.e. return it to an earlier state. This section describes the recovery tools available on your computer. Acer provides Acer Recovery Management, which allows you to create a recovery backup, a drivers and applications backup, and to start recovery options, either using Windows tools, or the recovery backup.
  • Page 37 1. From Start, type 'Recovery' and then click Acer Recovery Management in the list of apps. 2. Click Create Factory Default Backup. The Recovery Drive window opens. Recovery - 37...
  • Page 38 Make sure Copy contents from the recovery partition to the recovery drive is selected. This provides the most complete and safest recovery backup. 3. Plug in the USB drive then click Next. • Make sure your USB drive has enough capacity before continuing. The recovery backup requires at least 16 GB storage 4.
  • Page 39: Creating A Drivers And Applications Backup

    you can only use the USB recovery backup to restore your computer, if you lose or erase the USB drive, you cannot restore your computer. 7. Unplug the USB drive and label it clearly. Important: Write a unique, descriptive label the backup, such as 'Windows Recovery Backup'.
  • Page 40 1. From Start, type 'Recovery' and then click Acer Recovery Management in the list of apps. 2. Click Create Drivers and Applications Backup. Plug in the USB drive or insert a blank DVD into the optical drive, then click Next.
  • Page 41 • If you are using a USB drive, make sure your USB drive has enough capacity before continuing. • If using DVDs, it will also show 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.
  • Page 42: Recovering Your System

    3. Click Start to copy files.You will be shown the backup progress on the screen. 4. Follow the process until it completes: • If you are using optical discs, the drive ejects each disc as it completes burning it. Remove the disc from the drive and mark it with a permanent marker.
  • Page 43: Reinstalling Drivers And Applications

    solved by returning your system to a previous state when everything was working correctly. For instructions, see "Returning to an earlier system snapshot" on page 46. 3. Reset your operating system. If nothing else has solved the problem and you want to reset your system, but keep your user information, see "Returning your system to its factory condition"...
  • Page 44 If you are reinstalling using Windows and the recovery information stored on your computer: • From Start, type 'Recovery' and then click Acer Recovery Management in the list of apps. • Click Reinstall Drivers or Applications. 44 - Recovery...
  • Page 45 1. Insert the Drivers and Applications Backup into the disc drive or connect it to a free USB port. • If you inserted a DVD wait for Acer Resource Center to start. • If Acer Resource Center does not start automatically, press the Windows key + <E>, then double-click on the optical drive icon.
  • Page 46: Returning To An Earlier System

    2. You should see the Contents section of the Acer Resource Center. 3. Click the install icon for the item you want to install, then follow the onscreen prompts to complete the installation. Repeat this step for each item you want to reinstall.
  • Page 47: Returning To A Restore Point

    apps. Type 'Windows system restore' in the Search Help box, then press Enter. Returning to a restore point 1. From Start, type 'Control Panel' and then click Control Panel in the list of apps. 2. Click System and Security > Action Center, then click Recovery at the bottom of the window.
  • Page 48: Recovering From Windows

    Recovering from Windows Start Acer Recovery Management: • From Start, type 'Recovery' and then click Acer Recovery Management in the list of apps. Two options are available, Restore Factory Settings (Reset my PC) or Customized Restore (Refresh my PC). Restore Factory Settings deletes everything on your hard drive, then reinstalls Windows and all software and drivers that were pre-installed on your system.
  • Page 49 Restore Factory Settings with Acer Recovery Management 1. Click Restore Factory Settings. Caution: 'Restore Factory Settings' will erase all files on your hard drive. 2. The Reset your PC window opens. Images for reference only. 3. Click Next, then choose how to erase your files:...
  • Page 50 a. Just remove my files quickly erases all files before restoring your computer and takes about 30 minutes. b. Fully clean the drive completely cleans the drive after each file is erased, so no files can be viewed after the recovery. Cleaning the drive takes much longer, up to 5 hours, but is much more secure as old files are completely removed.
  • Page 51 Customized Restore with Acer Recovery Management 1. Click Customized Restore (Retain User Data). 2. The Refresh your PC window opens. 3. Click Next, then Refresh. 4. The recovery process begins by restarting your computer, then continues by copying files to your hard drive. This process takes about 30 minutes.
  • Page 52: Recovering From A Recovery Backup

    Recovering from a recovery backup To recovery from a recovery backup on a USB drive: 1. Find your recovery backup. 2. Plug in the USB drive and turn on your computer. 3. If it is not already enabled, you must enable the F12 Boot Menu: a.
  • Page 53 a. Click Advanced then System Restore to start Microsoft System Restore: Microsoft System Restore periodically takes a 'snapshot' of your system settings and saves them as restore points. In most cases of hard-to-resolve software problems, you can return to one of these restore points to get your system running again.
  • Page 54 Reset your PC from the recovery backup Caution: Reset your PC will erase all files on your hard drive. 1. The Reset your PC window opens. Images for reference only. 2. Click Next. 3. Select the operating system to recover (normally only one option is available).
  • Page 55 drive takes much longer, up to 5 hours, but is much more secure as old files are completely removed. 6. Click Reset. 7. After the recovery has finished, you can start using your computer by repeating the first-start process. Refresh your PC from the recovery backup 1.
  • Page 56: Acer

    CER CLEAR Note: Only for certain models. With Acer, you can enjoy videos, photos and music. Stream media from, or to, other devices with Acer installed. Note: All devices must be connected to the same network. To watch videos or listen to music open Media, to browse photos open Photo.
  • Page 57: Shared Files

    Open on the device that stores the files, select Edit then make sure Share my library on local network is active. Which devices are compatible? Certified Acer devices with or DLNA software can be used with the software. These include DLNA-compliant PCs, smartphones, and NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices.
  • Page 58: Playing To Another Device

    Player... 3. Select a file in the main window, then use the media controls in the bar across the bottom of the screen to control the remote device. For more help, go to 58 - Acer
  • Page 59: Power Management

    Acer Green Instant On Note: For selected models only. The Acer Green Instant On feature allows your computer to wake up from Sleep mode in less than the time it takes to open the lid. When you close the lid, or leave your computer for a while, your computer enters Sleep mode.
  • Page 60: Saving Power

    Fast startup: Note: If Fast startup is off, your computer will take longer to start from Sleep. If your computer features Acer Instant On or Acer Always Connect, these will also be turned off. Your computer will also not start if it receives an instruction to start over a network (Wake on LAN).
  • Page 61 1. Open the Desktop. 2. Click Power Options in the Notification area. 3. Select More Power Options. 4. Select Choose what the power buttons do. 5. To access Shutdown Settings, select Change settings that are currently unavailable. Power management - 61...
  • Page 62 6. Scroll down and disable Turn on fast startup. 7. Select Save changes. 62 - Power management...
  • Page 63: Battery Pack

    ATTERY P A CK 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 64 Note: You are advised to charge the battery before retiring for the day. Charging the battery overnight before traveling enables you to start the next day with a fully charged battery. Conditioning a new battery pack Before you use a battery pack for the first time, there is a conditioning process that you should follow: 1.
  • Page 65: Optimizing Battery Life

    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: • Using the computer on constant AC power with the battery inserted. If you want to use constant AC power, you are advised to remove the battery pack after it is fully charged.
  • Page 66: Checking The Battery Level

    • Excessive recharging decreases the battery life. • Look after your AC adapter and battery. 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.
  • Page 67: Installing And Removing The Battery Pack

    Situation Recommended Action 1. Save all necessary files. An extra fully 2. Close all applications. charged battery 3. Turn off the computer. pack is available. 4. Replace the battery pack. 5. Turn on the computer and resume work. The AC adapter or a power outlet is 1.
  • Page 68: To Remove A Battery Pack

    To remove a battery pack: 1. Slide the battery release latch to release the battery. 2. Pull the battery from the battery bay. 68 - Battery pack...
  • Page 69: Traveling With Your Computer

    RAVELING W I T H YOUR COMPUTER 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: 1. Save any open files. 2.
  • Page 70: Preparing The Computer

    Preparing the computer Before moving the computer, close and latch the display cover to place it in Sleep mode. You can now safely take the computer anywhere you go within the building. To bring the computer out of Sleep mode, open the display;...
  • Page 71: Taking The Computer Home

    Taking the computer home When you are moving from your office to your home or vice versa. Preparing the computer After disconnecting the computer from your desktop, follow these steps to prepare the computer for the trip home: • Check that you have removed all media and compact discs from the drive(s).
  • Page 72: Setting Up A Home Office

    • 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 73: What To Take With You

    What to take with you Take the following items with you: • AC adapter • Spare, fully-charged battery pack(s) • Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer Special considerations In addition to the guidelines for taking the computer home, follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling: •...
  • Page 74: Special Considerations

    • Power cords that are appropriate for the country to which you are traveling. • Spare, fully-charged battery packs. • Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer. • Proof of purchase, in case you need to show it to customs officials. •...
  • Page 75: Securing Your Computer

    ECURING Y O U R 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.
  • Page 76: Entering Passwords

    • Password on Boot secures your computer against unauthorized use. Combine the use of this password with password checkpoints on boot- up and resume from Hibernation (if available) for maximum security. Important: Do not forget your Supervisor Password! If you forget your password, please get in touch with your dealer or an authorized service center.
  • Page 77: Connecting To A Network

    ONNECTING TO A NETWORK 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 78: Wireless Networks

    IRELESS N E TW ORK S Connecting to the Internet Your computer's wireless connection is turned on by default. Windows will detect and display a list of available networks during setup. Select your network and enter the password if required. To turn your computer's Bluetooth or wireless connections on or off, press Fn+F3 to open Launch Manager.
  • Page 79 What are benefits of a wireless network? Mobility Wireless LAN systems allow you and other users of your home network to share access to files and devices connected to the network, for example a printer or scanner. Also you can share an internet connection with other computers in your home.
  • Page 80: Using A Bluetooth Connection

    S I N G A LUETOOTH C O N N E C T I O N Bluetooth is a technology enabling you to transfer data wirelessly over short distances between many different types of devices. Bluetooth- enabled devices include computers, cell phones, tablets, wireless headsets, and keyboards.
  • Page 81 Then, from the notification area, click the Bluetooth icon, and select Open Settings. Select the Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer check box, click Apply, and then click OK. Using a Bluetooth connection - 81...
  • Page 82: Adding A Bluetooth Device

    The Bluetooth adapter in your computer is now enabled and ready for you to add Bluetooth devices. To disable your computer’s Bluetooth adapter, do the following: 1. Press the Windows key + <W> and then type Wireless. 2. In the results, click on Wireless. 3.
  • Page 83 Click on the device you want to add. A code displays on your computer, which should match the code displayed on your device. Select Yes. Then, accept the pairing from your device. Using a Bluetooth connection - 83...
  • Page 84 Note: Some devices using older versions of the Bluetooth technology require both devices to enter a PIN. In the case of one of the devices not having any inputs (as in a headset), the passcode is hardcoded into the device (usually "0000" or "1234"). Consult your device’s user manual for more information.
  • Page 85 The operation window enables you to play music and audio from your device through your computer, send files to your device and change Bluetooth settings. Using a Bluetooth connection - 85...
  • Page 86: Hdmi

    HDMI 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 87: Universal Serial Bus (usb)

    (USB) N I V E R S A L E R I A L The USB port is a high-speed serial bus which allows you to connect USB peripherals without taking up system resources. Universal Serial Bus (USB) - 87...
  • Page 88: Playing Dvd Movies

    D V D L A Y I N G MOVIES When the DVD drive module is installed in the optical drive bay, you can play DVD movies on your computer. 1. Insert a DVD. 2. The DVD movie will automatically play after a few seconds. Important: When you launch the DVD player for the first time, the program asks you to enter the region code.
  • Page 89: 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 90: Frequently Asked Questions

    REQUENTLY 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 91 If pressing a key does not turn the display back on, three things might be the cause: • The brightness level might be too low. Press <Fn> + < > (increase) to adjust the brightness level. • The display device might be set to an external monitor. Press the display toggle hotkey <Fn>...
  • Page 92: Requesting Service

    The keyboard does not respond Try attaching an external keyboard to a USB port on the computer. If it works, contact your dealer or an authorized service center as the internal keyboard cable may be loose. The printer does not work Check the following: •...
  • Page 93 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 Before you call Please have the following information available when you call Acer for online service, and please be at your computer when you call.
  • Page 94: 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 95 Error messages Corrective action Insert a system (bootable) disk, then press Disk boot failure <Enter> to reboot. Press <F2> (during POST) to enter the BIOS Equipment utility, then press Exit in the BIOS utility to configuration error reboot. Contact your dealer or an authorized service Hard disk 0 error center.
  • Page 96: Tips And Hints For Using Windows 8

    Tips and hints for using Windows 8 We know this is a new operating system that will take some getting used to, so we've created a few pointers to help you get started. Three concepts you might want to keep in mind 1.
  • Page 97: How Do I Jump Between Apps

    How do I turn off my computer? Press the Windows key + <C>, click Settings > Power and select the action you'd like to take. Alternatively, from Desktop, click Acer Power Button and select the action you'd like to take.
  • Page 98: How Do I Unlock My Computer

    How do I unlock my computer? Press the any key and click on a user account icon to unlock the computer. If your account has a password set, you will need to enter the password to continue. How do I personalize my computer? You can personalize Start with a different background image or by arranging the tiles to suit your personal needs.
  • Page 99: I Want To Use Windows In The Way That I'm Used To - Give Me My Desktop Back

    To change the background, press the Windows key + <C> and click Settings > Change PC settings > Personalize. Click Lock screen at the top of the page and select the image and apps you would like to see on the lock screen.
  • Page 100 To view the complete list of apps, press the space bar or the Menu key and click All apps. How do I make an app appear on Start? If you're in All apps and you want to make an app appear on Start, you can select the app and right-click on it.
  • Page 101: What Is A Microsoft Id (account)

    What is a Microsoft ID (account)? A Microsoft account is an email address and password that you use to sign in to Windows. You can use any email address, but it is best if you choose the one you already use to communicate with friends and sign in to your favorite websites.
  • Page 102: How Do I Check For Windows Updates

    Press the Windows key + <C> and click Settings > Change PC settings > Windows Updates. Click Check for updates now. Where can I get more information? For more information please visit: • Windows 8 tutorials: • Support FAQs: 102 - Frequently asked questions...
  • Page 103: Regulations And Safety Notices

    EGULATIONS AND SAFETY N OT IC E S 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.
  • Page 104 Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications Commission, to operate this computer. OTICE FOR ANADA This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Remarque à l'intention des utilisateurs canadiens Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
  • Page 105 Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this computer is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Wireless operation channels for different domains N. America 2.412-2.462 GHz Ch01 through Ch11 Japan 2.412-2.484 GHz...
  • Page 106 Departments in which the use of the 2400 - 2483.5 MHz band is permitted with an EIRP of less than 100 mW indoors and less than 10 mW outdoors: 01 Ain Orientales 25 Doubs 59 Nord 71 Saone et Loire 02 Aisne 26 Drome 60 Oise...
  • Page 107 List of national codes This equipment may be operated in the following countries: Country ISO 3166 Country ISO 3166 2 letter code 2 letter code Austria Malta Belgium Netherlands Cyprus Poland Czech Republic Portugal Denmark Slovakia Estonia Slovenia Finland Spain France Sweden Germany...
  • Page 108 This device complies with RSS210 of Industry Canada. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003, Issue 4, and RSS-210, No 4 (Dec 2000) and No 5 (Nov 2001). "To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding.
  • Page 109 The FCC RF safety requirement The radiated output power of the wireless LAN Mini PCI Card and Bluetooth card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the computer shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized as follows: 1.
  • Page 110 3. An improper installation or unauthorized use may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Also any tampering of the internal antenna will void the FCC certification and your warranty. — L (RSS-210) ANADA POWER LICENSE EXEMPT RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES Exposure of humans to RF fields (RSS-102) The computer employs low gain integral antennas that do not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population;...
  • Page 111 The maximum allowed antenna gain for use with this device is 6 dBi in order to comply with the E.I.R.P limit for the 5.25- to 5.35 and 5.725 to 5.85 GHz frequency range in point- to-point operation. - 111...
  • Page 112 PANEL ERGONOMIC SPECIFICATIONS Design viewing distance 500 mm Design inclination angle 0.0° Design azimuth angle 90.0° Viewing direction range class Class IV Screen tilt angle 85.0° Design screen illuminance - Illuminance level: α α [250 + (250cos )] lx where = 85°...

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