Acer Predator G5920 User Manual
Acer Predator G5920 User Manual

Acer Predator G5920 User Manual

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  • Page 1 User Guide...
  • Page 2 Acer Predator G Series Desktop Computer Model number: __________________________________ Serial number: ___________________________________ Purchase date: ___________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________ Visit http://registration.acer.com and discover the benefits of being an Acer customer. Remark: All images are for reference purposes only. Actual configuration may vary.
  • 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

    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 www.acer-group.com/public/Sustainability/sustainability01.htm www.acer-group.com/public/Sustainability/sustainability04.htm. 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: Finding Your Comfort Zone

    Incorrect computer usage may lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tenosynovitis or other musculoskeletal disorders. The following symptoms may appear in the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck or back: • numbness, or a burning or tingling sensation • aching, soreness or tenderness •...
  • Page 7 • Adjust the display brightness and/or contrast to a comfortable level for enhanced text readability and graphics clarity. • Eliminate glare and reflections by: • placing your display in such a way that the side faces the window or any light source •...
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  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Connect your mouse and keyboard PS/2 interface USB interface Connect a monitor (optional) Connect to a broadband network Individual network configuration Connect to power Turning on your computer Turning off your computer Acer clear.fi (only for certain models) Navigating media and photos Shared files...
  • Page 10 Which devices are compatible? Playing to another device 4 Using your computer Using the optical drive Taking care of your optical discs Connecting options Audio devices USB devices 5 Upgrading your computer Installation precautions ESD precautions Preinstallation instructions Post-installation instructions Opening your computer Removing and installing a hard drive Upgrading the system memory...
  • Page 11: First Things First

    1 First things first...
  • Page 12: Package Contents

    Carefully unpack the carton and remove the contents. If any of the following items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately: • Acer Predator G Series • Items contained in the accessory box • USB keyboard •...
  • Page 13: System Tour

    2 System tour...
  • Page 14: External Structure

    2 System tour External structure Front panel...
  • Page 15: Information On Usb 3.0

    Icon Component USB 2.0/3.0 ports Optical disc drives Media card slots Easy-swap hard disk cartridge Drive bay door Optical disk drive eject buttons Microphone/line-in jack Headphone/line-out jack Information on USB 3.0 • Compatible with USB 3.0 and earlier devices. • For optimal performance, use USB 3.0-certified devices.
  • Page 16: Using The Memory Card Reader

    2 System tour Using the memory card reader Your computer supports multi-media card slots. These slots are useful for transferring data to and from memory cards to your computer. Memory cards are used in a variety of digital devices such as digital camera, digital camcorders, handheld game consoles, and mobile phones.
  • Page 17: Rear Panel

    Rear panel Icon Component Power supply PS/2 mouse port System fan Network port Headphone/line-out/front speaker jack Audio-in/line-in jack Microphone/line-in jack USB ports PS/2 keyboard port Power connector Environment • Temperature: • Operating: 5°C to 35°C • Non-operating: -20°C to 65°C •...
  • Page 18 2 System tour...
  • Page 19: Setting Up Your Computer

    3 Setting up your computer...
  • Page 20: Arranging A Comfortable Work Area

    3 Setting up your computer Arranging a comfortable work area Working safely and comfortably begins with the arrangement of your work space and the proper use of equipment. For this reason, it is very important to take time and think about how you are going to arrange your work area. Refer to the diagram on the following page as you set up your system.
  • Page 21: Positioning Your Monitor

    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 22: Connecting The Computer

    3 Setting up your computer Connecting the computer Setting up your computer is easy. For the most part, you only have four things to connect: the mouse, the keyboard, the monitor, and the power cable. Note: The peripherals shown in the connections below are for your reference only.
  • Page 23: Connect To Power

    Connect to power 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. Plug the power cable into the power cable socket located on the rear panel of your computer.
  • Page 24: Acer Clear.fi (Only For Certain Models)

    Acer clear.fi (only for certain models) With Acer clear.fi, you can enjoy videos, photos and music. Stream media from, or to, other devices with Acer clear.fi installed. Note: All devices must be connected to the same network. To watch videos or listen to music open clear.fi Media, to browse photos open clear.fi Photo.
  • Page 25: Which Devices Are Compatible

    Open clear.fi 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 clear.fi or DLNA software can be used with the clear.fi software. These include DLNA-compliant PCs, smartphones, and NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices.
  • Page 27: Using Your Computer

    4 Using your computer...
  • Page 28: Using The Optical Drive

    4 Using your computer Using the optical drive Your computer may come with a Blu-ray reader + SuperMulti burner. This drive is located on the front panel of your computer. The BD and HD drive allows you to play CD-ROMs, CD-I discs, and video CDs, DVD-RAM/-RW, DVD-ROMs, DVD+R/- R discs, but play BD discs as well.
  • Page 29: Taking Care Of Your Optical Discs

    Taking care of your optical discs • Keep your disc in its case when not in use to avoid scratches or other damage. Any kind of dirt or damage can affect the data on the disc, impair the disc lens reader on the optical drive, or stop the computer from successfully reading the disc.
  • Page 30 4 Using your computer To connect a USB device, simply plug the device cable into any of the USB ports located on the front and rear panels of your computer. Note: Some USB devices have a built-in USB port which permits you to connect more USB devices.
  • Page 31: Upgrading Your Computer

    5 Upgrading your computer...
  • Page 32: Installation Precautions

    5 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 33: Post-Installation Instructions

    Post-installation instructions Observe the following after installing a computer component: See to it that the components are installed according to the step-by-step instructions in their respective sections. Replace any expansion boards or peripherals that you removed earlier. Replace the side panel. Replace the bezel door.
  • Page 34: Removing And Installing A Hard Drive

    5 Upgrading your computer Removing and installing a hard drive The computer supports up to two easy-swap hard disk drives. Each hard disk is mounted in a carrier that holds a standard 3.5-inch Serial ATA hard drive and connects to a SATA interface on the disk cage backplane. Easy-swap technology shortens system downtime for changing the hard disk or performing an upgrade.
  • Page 35 Adding a hard disk drive Open the drive bay door. Press the hard disk carrier latch and pull the lever. Slide the hard disk carrier from the chassis. Insert the right side of the new drive into the carrier, aligning the pins with the hard disk mounting holes.
  • Page 36 5 Upgrading your computer Gently open the tab at the front of the carrier; insert the pin into the front mounting hole. Bend the rear part of the carrier open; insert the pin into the rear mounting hole. With the lever still extended, slide the carrier all the way into the drive bay, and close the cover.
  • Page 37: Upgrading The System Memory

    1 GB or 2 GB DIMMs for a maximum memory capacity of 8 GB. System memory configuration guidelines • To ensure data integrity, use only Acer-approved modules in 1 GB or 2 GB capacities. • Use identical modules — same specification for size, speed, and organization.
  • Page 38: To Install A Memory Module

    5 Upgrading your computer To install a memory module: Note: DIMM slots on the mainboard must be installed only in certain configurations. Numbers next to DIMM slots correspond to installation sequence. DIMMs may be installed in pairs and in the correct order. Perform steps 1 and 2 of the previous section.
  • Page 39: Frequently Asked Questions

    6 Frequently asked questions...
  • Page 40: Frequently Asked Questions

    6 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 button but the system did not boot up. Check the LED on the power button.
  • Page 41 • If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to the line-out jack of your computer, the internal or built-in speakers are automatically turned off. System cannot read hard disk or optical disc drive information. Check the following: • Make sure you are using the correct type of disk. •...
  • Page 42 6 Frequently asked questions...
  • Page 43: Regulations And Safety Notices

    7 Regulations and safety notices...
  • Page 44: Regulations And Safety Notices

    7 Regulations and safety notices 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.
  • Page 45: Declaration Of Conformity For Eu Countries

    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...
  • Page 46: Modem Notices

    7 Regulations and safety notices Modem notices Notice for USA This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. Located on the modem is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC Registration Number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this equipment. Upon request, you must provide this information to your telephone company.
  • Page 47 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.
  • Page 48: Laser Compliance Statement

    7 Regulations and safety notices 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 49: 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. RU Jan, e-mail: ru_jan@acer.com.tw And, Acer Italy s.r.l Via Lepetit, 40, 20020 Lainate (MI) Italy Tel: +39-02-939-921, Fax: +39-02 9399-2913, www.acer.it...
  • Page 50 -. 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 2012. Mar. 13, 2012 RU Jan/Sr. Manager Date Regulation Center, Acer Inc.
  • Page 51: 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 www.acer.com Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the...
  • Page 52 Remark: All images are for reference purposes only. Actual configuration may vary. V12A1...

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