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Acer Veriton A430_31 User Manual

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  • Page 1 Veriton Series User Guide VT002...
  • Page 2 Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved. Veriton Series User Guide Original Issue: 04/2012 Veriton Series Desktop Computer Model number: __________________________________ Serial number: ___________________________________ Purchase date: ___________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________ Visit and discover the benefits of being an Acer customer.
  • Page 3: 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 wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
  • Page 4 • 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.
  • Page 5: Disposal Instructions

    Products that are ENERGY STAR qualified use less energy and prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Acer is committed to offer products and services worldwide that help customers save money, conserve energy and improve the quality of our environment.
  • Page 6: Tips And Information For Comfortable Use

    Note: The statement above is applicable only to Acer system with an ENERGY STAR sticker. Acer ENERGY STAR qualified products: • Produce less heat and reduce cooling loads, and warmer climates. • Automatically go into "display sleep" and "computer sleep" mode after 10 and 30 minute of inactivity respectively.
  • Page 7 • If you view your monitor more than your documents, place the display at the center of your desk to minimize neck strain. Taking care of your vision Long viewing hours, wearing incorrect glasses or contact lenses, glare, excessive room lighting, poorly focused screens, very small typefaces and low-contrast displays could stress your eyes.
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  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Information for your safety and comfort Safety instructions Disposal instructions Tips and information for comfortable use 1 System tour Front panel Rear panel Optical drive Taking care of your optical discs 2 Setting up your computer Arranging a comfortable work area Positioning your monitor Positioning your keyboard Positioning your mouse...
  • Page 10 4 Frequently asked questions Frequently asked questions 5 Regulations and safety notices FCC notice Modem notices Laser compliance statement Digital audio output statement Radio device regulatory notice Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210) Federal Communications Commission Remark: All images are for reference purposes only. Actual configuration may vary.
  • Page 11: System Tour

    1 System tour...
  • Page 12: Front Panel

    1 System tour Front panel The front panel of your computer has the following: Icon Description Microphone-in jack (front) Headphone jack USB ports USB 3.0 USB 3.0 ports (selected models only) Recovery button Network / hard disk drive indicators Power button Rear panel The rear panel of your computer has the following: Icon...
  • Page 13 Icon Description USB 3.0 USB 3.0 ports (selected models only) Network port Kensington lock slot Display port (selected models only) SPDIF SPDIF port (selected models only) HDMI port (selected models only) DC-in jack (selected models only) DVI port (for selected models only) The table below indicates the functions of the audio jacks on the rear panel: Color/use Headphone...
  • Page 14: Optical Drive

    1 System tour Optical drive Your computer may come with a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD/CD-RW Combo, DVD- Dual or DVD-Super multi drive. This drive is located at the front of your computer. A CD-ROM allows you to play different types of compact discs (CD). A DVD drive can read CDs, CD-I discs, video-CDs and digital video discs (DVD).
  • Page 15: Setting Up Your Computer

    2 Setting up your computer...
  • Page 16: Arranging A Comfortable Work Area

    2 Setting up your computer Arranging a comfortable work area Take note of the following when selecting a location for your computer: • Do not put your computer near any equipment that might cause electromagnetic or radio frequency interference, such as radio transmitters, televisions, copy machines or heating and air-conditioning equipment.
  • Page 17: Positioning Your Mouse

    Positioning your mouse • The mouse should be placed on the same surface as your keyboard so that you can reach it with ease. • Adjust its position to allow enough space for movement without making you stretch or lean over. •...
  • Page 18: Connecting The Power Cable

    2 Setting up your computer Connecting the power cable Caution: Before you proceed, check the voltage range in your area. Make sure that it matches your computer's voltage setting. If they don't match, change your computer's voltage setting according to your area's voltage range.
  • Page 19: Upgrading Your Computer

    3 Upgrading your computer...
  • Page 20: Installation Precautions

    3 Upgrading your computer Installation precautions Before you install any computer component, we recommend that you read the following sections. These sections contain important ESD precautions along with preinstallation and post-installation instructions. ESD precautions Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drives, expansion boards, and other components.
  • Page 21: Opening Your Computer

    Replace any expansion boards or peripherals that you removed earlier. Replace the side panels. Connect the necessary cables and turn on your computer. Opening your computer Caution: Before you proceed, make sure that you have turned off your computer and all peripherals connected to it. Read the "Preinstallation instructions"...
  • Page 22: To Remove A Memory Dimm

    3 Upgrading your computer To remove a memory DIMM Note: The memory DIMM has only one notch located toward the center of the module. Remove the side panel. Locate the memory DIMM socket on the mainboard. Press the holding clips on both sides of the memory DIMM socket outward to release the memory DIMM (a).
  • Page 23: To Install A Memory Dimm

    To install a memory DIMM Locate the memory DIMM socket on the mainboard. Align the memory DIMM with the socket (a). Press the memory DIMM into the socket until the clips lock onto the memory DIMM (b). Note: The memory DIMM sockets are slotted to ensure proper installation.
  • Page 24: Installing An Expansion Card

    3 Upgrading your computer Note: Make sure that the other ends of the disk cables are securely connected to their corresponding connectors on the mainboard. Reinstall the metal bracket frame to the housing. Replace the computer cover. Installing an expansion card To install an expansion card: Remove the computer cover.
  • Page 25: Frequently Asked Questions

    4 Frequently asked questions...
  • Page 26: Frequently Asked Questions

    4 Frequently asked questions Frequently asked questions The following questions indicate possible situations that may arise during the use of your computer and each is followed by easy answers and solutions. I pressed the power switch but the system did not boot up. Check the LED located above the power switch.
  • Page 27 No sound comes out from the computer. Check the following: • The volume may be muted. Look for the Volume icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on the icon and deselect the Mute option. You can also press the volume control/mute knob on your USB keyboard to toggle from mute to sound on.
  • Page 28 4 Frequently asked questions...
  • Page 29: Regulations And Safety Notices

    5 Regulations and safety notices...
  • Page 30: Fcc Notice

    5 Regulations and safety notices 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. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This device generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 31: 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 PC series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Compliant with Russian / Ukraine regulatory certification...
  • Page 32: Notice For Australia

    5 Regulations and safety notices 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.
  • Page 33: Laser Compliance Statement

    The equipment shall go on-hook for a period of not less than 30 seconds between the end of one attempt and the beginning of the next call attempt. Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's Telepermit requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC) associated with this device.
  • Page 34: Canada - Low-Power License-Exempt Radio Communication Devices (Rss-210)

    5 Regulations and safety notices List of applicable countries This device must be used in strict accordance with the regulations and constraints in the country of use. For further information, please contact local office in the country of use. Please see for the lastest country list.
  • Page 35: Declaration Of Conformity

    New Taipei City 221, Taiwan Declaration of Conformity Acer Incorporated 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi, New Taipei City 221, Taiwan Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai, And, Acer Italy s.r.l Via Lepetit, 40, 20020 Lainate (MI) Italy Tel: +39-02-939-921, Fax: +39-02 9399-2913,
  • Page 36 -. EN300 440-2 (Applicable to non-bluetooth wireless keyboard mouse set). -. EN300 328 -. EN301 893 (Applicable to 5GHz high performance RLAN). Year to begin affixing CE marking 2011. Feb. 18, 2011 Easy Lai /Manager Date Regulation Center, Acer Inc.
  • Page 37: Federal Communications Commission

    Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St., San Jose CA 95110, U. S. A. Tel : 254-298-4000 Fax : 254-298-4147 Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the...
  • Page 38 Remark: All images are for reference purposes only. Actual configuration may vary. V12A2...