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Acer Aspire 2020 Series
Copyright © 2004 All Rights Reserved Acer Aspire 2020 Series Notebook Computer User's Guide Original Issue: March 2004 Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication without obligation to notify any person of such revision or changes. Such changes will be incorporated in new editions of this manual or supplementary documents and publications. This company makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents herein and sp
English iii First things first Your guides A set of guides is provided to help you set up and use your Aspire com- puter. The Just for starters… poster shows you how to set up your computer. This User's Guide provides clear and concise information on using your computer productively. You are advised to read it thoroughly and keep it handy for future reference. For more information on our products, services, and support, please visit our web site: www.acer.com. Basic care and tips for using
iv Note: If the operating system freezes, or locks up, press and hold the power button for more than four seconds. Taking care of your computer Your computer will serve you well if you take care of it. Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it near sources of heat, such as a radiator. Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0°C (32°F), or above 50°C (122°F). Do not expose the computer to magnetic fields. Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture. D
English v Taking care of your battery pack It is also important that you look after your computer's battery pack. Use the correct battery model for your computer. Do not use other kinds of batteries. Turn the power off before removing or replacing the battery. Do not tamper with the battery. Keep the battery away from children. Dispose of batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if possible. Cleaning and servicing When cleaning your computer, it is important that you follow t
First things first iii Your guides iii Basic care and tips for using your computer iii Turning your computer on and off iii Taking care of your computer iv Taking care of your AC adapter iv Taking care of your battery pack v Cleaning and servicing v Getting familiar with your computer 1 A tour of your computer 3 Open view 4 Front view 6 Top view 7 Left view 8 Right view 9 Rear view 10 Bottom view 11 Features 12 Display 13 Indicators 14 Keyboard 16 Lock keys 16 Embedded numeric keypad 17
Operating on battery power 31 Battery pack 33 Battery pack characteristics 33 Maximizing battery life 33 Installing and removing the battery pack 34 Charging the battery 35 Checking the battery level 35 Optimizing battery life 35 Battery-low warning 36 Power management 37 Peripherals and options 39 External display devices 41 External input devices 41 External keyboard 41 External keypad 41 External pointing device 41 USB devices 42 IEEE 1394 Port 43 Printer 44 Audio devices 44 Expansion devices
Cinema 58 Album 59 Music 59 Windows Arcade 61 Arcade Hot keys 62 Finding and playing content 63 Advanced Settings 63 Arcade controls 64 Navigation controls 64 Player controls 64 Cinema 65 DVD settings 65 Album 67 Video 69 Playing a video file 69 Editing a video file 69 Music 70 Burner 70 Copy - backup your CD/DVD collection 70 Audio - create your own greatest hits CDs 70 Data - store files simply and easily 71 Video - your world in pictures 71 BIOS Setup Utility 72 Troubleshooting 73 Frequently
Getting familiar with your computer
Your Aspire notebook computer combines solid performance, versatility, multimedia capabilities and portability with stylish design. Increase your productivity by working wherever you are. This chapter provides an in-depth "tour" of your computer's features.
English 3 A tour of your computer After setting up your new Aspire notebook computer, as illustrated in the Just for starters… poster, take a few minutes to explore your sytem. English
4 Getting familiar with your computer Open view # Item Description 1 Screen Wide screen display provides visual output. 2 Power Button Turns the computer on or off. 3 Launch keys Buttons that can be programmed to start frequently used applications. 4 Stereo Speakers Produce stereo sound English
English 5 # Item Description 5 Touchpad Touch sensitive pad that functions like a computer mouse. 6 Click buttons and 4-way Right and left buttons that provide the scroll key same functions as the buttons on a computer mouse. The scroll key scrolls the contents of a window up and down, as well as right and left. English
6 Getting familiar with your computer Front view # Item Description 1 Headphone-in jack Connects headphones for S/PDIF audio output 2 Microphone-in jack Connects an external microphone for audio input 3 4 in 1 Card Reader Supports: •MemoryStick • MultiMediaCard • SecureDigital • SmartMedia 4 Latch Locks and releases the lid 5 Bluetooth Button Enables Bluetooth functionality (manufacturing option) 6 Wireless Button Enables Wireless connectivity (manufacturing option) English
English 7 Top view # Item Description 1 Built-in Microphone For recording audio on the computer 2 Status Indicator LEDs that turn on and off to show system statuss. 3 Arcade button Multimedia button 4 Console display Media status display 5 Stop Stop the Arcade application 6 Media Controls Multimedia Button English
8 Getting familiar with your computer Left view # Item Description 1 PC card slot Type II PC card supports PCMCIA or CardBus. 2 PC card eject button Press the eject button to remove a PC card from the PC card slot. 3 Eject button Ejects optical disc 4 Slot-loading Optical Support an optical disc. English
English 9 Right view # Item Description 1 Infrared port Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g. infrared printer, IR-aware computer, etc...) 2 DC-in jack Connect the AC power adapter 3 Kensington lock slot For attaching a security device. 4 Ventilation slot Enables the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. English
10 Getting familiar with your computer Rear view # Item Description 1 S-video out port Connects to a television or display device supporting S-video input. 2 External display Connects an external (VGA) monitor. port 3 USB ports USB 2.0 ports 4 8 5 Network jack Connects the computer to an Ethernet network. 6 Modem jack Connects the built-in fax/data modem to a phone line. 7 Parallel port Connects a parallel device, such as a printer. 9 IEEE 1394 port Connects IEEE 1394 devices. Eng
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