Acer Predator G Series User Manual

Acer Predator G Series User Manual

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  • Page 1 User Guide...
  • Page 2 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. Productivity Software ® Work Great with Microsoft Office 2010 -- Express your ideas, solve problems and simplify everyday projects with Office 2010.
  • 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 disk drive Upgrading the system memory...
  • Page 11: First Things First

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

    Before you unpack your computer, make sure that you have enough space to set up your computer. 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 • 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 Headphone/line-out jack Microphone/line-in jack Power button Media card slots Optical disk drive eject buttons Drive bay door Optical disc drives Optical disc drives Information on USB 3.0 • Compatible with USB 3.0 and earlier 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 PS/2 mouse port Network port Headphone/line-out/front speaker jack Audio-in/line-in jack Microphone/line-in jack USB ports PS/2 keyboard port System fan Power supply 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: Turning On Your Computer

    3 Setting up your computer Turning on your computer After making sure that you have properly set up the system, applied power, and connected all the necessary peripherals, you can now power on the system. Important: Make sure that the power cable is properly plugged into an electrical outlet.
  • Page 25: 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 26: 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 SuperMulti burner (with optional Blu-ray reader capabilities). 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, and optionally 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 Disk Drive

    5 Upgrading your computer Removing and installing a hard disk drive The computer may include an optional easy-swap hard disk drive. One standard 3.5-inch Serial ATA hard drive may be mounted in a carrier that connects to a SATA interface on the disk cage backplane. Note: In certain configurations the carrier already contains a hard disk drive.
  • Page 35: Adding A Hard Disk Drive

    Press the HDD carrier latch, then pull the lever and slide the carrier from the chassis. Place the HDD carrier on a clean surface. Adding a hard disk drive Follow the instructions for removing a hard disk drive carrier (above). 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 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 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 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 certification...
  • 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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