Contents Notices ....................4 Safety information ................7 Notes for this manual ................8 Welcome ..............9 Package contents ................9 Knowing your Desktop PC ........10 Front / Rear panel features ............10 Setting up your Desktop PC ........ 13 Connecting devices ................. 1 Connecting the power ..............
Notices REACH Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://green.asus.com/ english/REACH.htm Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: •...
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. RF exposure warning This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with provided instructions and the antenna(s) used for this...
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufactur- er. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. VORSICHT: Explosionsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller empfohlenem ähnljchen Typ.
Safety information Your ASUS Desktop PC is designed and tested to meet the latest standards of safety for information technology equipment. However, to ensure your safety, it is important that you read the following safety instructions. Setting up your system •...
• The system does not function properly even if you follow the operating instructions. • The system was dropped or the cabinet is damaged. • The system performance changes. LASER PRODUCT WARNING CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT NO DISASSEMBLY The warranty does not apply to the products that have been disassembled by users DO NOT throw the Desktop PC in municipal waste.
Welcome Congratulations on your purchase of the ASUS Desktop PC. The package contents of your new Desktop PC are listed below but may vary with models. ASUS reserves the right to replace components or accessories to provide optimum serviceability. Contact your retailer if any item is damaged or missing. Package contents •...
Knowing your Desktop PC Front / Rear panel features Front (Close) Front (Open) Rear *The gray areas contain front/rear panel ports.These ports and their locations The gray areas contain front/rear panel ports. These ports and their locations may vary, depending on the model of your system. Button/Port Description Optical drive eject button.
Slot/Port Description Insert a MemoryStick®/ MemoryStick®/ Memory Stick Pro™ card into this Memory Stick Pro™ slot. card slot Insert a Secure Digital™/ Secure Digital™/ Multimedia card into this slot. Multimedia card slot Connects to a DVI monitor or other DVI port DVI-compatible devices.
LAN (RJ-45) Plug a network cable into this port. port PS/2 keyboard Connects to a PS/2 keyboard/ / mouse combo mouse. port Connect to USB devices such as a USB 2.0 ports mouse, keyboard, or camera. Connects to a HDMI monitor or HDMI port other HDMI-compatible devices.
Setting up your Desktop PC Connecting devices HDMI • Illustrations are for reference only. Actual product specifications may vary. • The Wi-Fi module and antenna are optional. • Use this product in ambient temperatures between 0˚C and 5˚C. • Do not block or cover the air vents on the chassis. ASUS Essentio Desktop PC...
Using your system Using the optical drive Inserting a disc Place the disc to the optical drive with the label side facing Slide the disc tray into the drive. Ejecting a disc While the system power is on, press the eject button. Remove the disc from the disc tray.
Connecting to speakers Refer to the table below for the audio jacks on the rear panel and their functions. Audio jack Description Line In (light blue) connects to an analog audio source like a CD/DVD player. Line Out (lime) connects to a headset or front speakers.
Relaunch your media player, such as Windows® Media Player or Power DVD, and the device you set will serve as the default audio output device. • You must relaunch your media player for the audio output device settings. • If you want to set up a recording device, select Recording Devices in Step 1 and do what resembles Step 2 and .
Introducing the utilities ASUS AI Manager ASUS AI Manager is a utility which gives you quick and easy access to frequently-used applications. Installing AI Manager To install AI Manager on your computer: Place the support DVD in the optical drive. If Autorun is enabled, the Drivers installation wizard appears.
AI Manager quick bar The AI Manager quick bar saves the desktop space and allows you to launch the ASUS utilities or display system information easily. Click any of the Main, My Favorites, Support or Information tab to display the menu’s contents. Close button Maximize / restore button...
AI Security AI Security enables you to set a password to secure your devices, such as USB flash disks and CD/DVD disks, from unauthorized access. To lock a device: 1. When using AI Security for the first time, you are asked to set a password.
AI Probe AI Probe automatically detects and displays the motherboard and CPU temperatures, CPU fan speed, and the voltage output. You can adjust the values as you need. Click the Temperature, Voltage, or Fan Speed tab, then select an item to enable and change the value by dragging the bar.
Recovering your system Using the recovery DVD The recovery DVD includes an image of the operating system installed on your system at the factory. The recovery DVD, working with the support DVD, provides a comprehensive recovery solution that quickly restores your system to its original working state, provided that your hard disk drive is in good working order.
After the system recovery is completed, you will be asked to eject the support DVD from the optical drive. Click OK and the system reboots. After the system reboots, Windows® Vista™ will begin system configurations. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process, and then restart the computer.
Troubleshooting Read the following Q&As for troubleshooting guide. If these do not give you answers, you may contact us directly at the contact information provided in the support DVD. What can I do if my Desktop PC cannot be powered on? Check if the power LED on the front panel lights up.
Why is it that a CD/DVD cannot be read from or written to? • Make sure that you use a disc compatible with the optical drive. • Check if you insert the disc properly or if there is any scratch on the disc.