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TravelMate 380 series
Copyright © 2004 Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 380 series User’s guide Original Issue: August 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 hereof and s
English iii First things first We would like to thank you for making the TravelMate series of notebook computers your choice for your mobile computing needs. We hope you will be happy with your TravelMate as much as we enjoyed making it for you. Your guides To help you use your TravelMate, we have designed a set of guides: First off, the Just for Starters... poster helps you get started with setting up your computer. This User’s guide introduces you to the many ways your computer can help y
iv Basic care and tips for using your computer Turning your computer on and off To turn on the computer, simply press the power button on the left of the launch keys found above your TravelMate’s standard keyboard. See “Front open view” on page 3 for the location of the power button. To turn the power off, do any of the following: Use the Windows shutdown command For Windows XP: Click on Start, Turn off Computer; then click Turn Off. Use the power button Note: You can also use the power b
English v Do not expose the computer to dust and dirt. Never place objects on top of the computer to avoid damaging the computer. Do not slam the computer display when you close it. Never place the computer on uneven surfaces. Taking care of your AC adapter Here are some ways to take care of your AC adapter: Do not connect the adapter to any other device. Do not step on the power cord or place heavy objects on top of it. Carefully route the power cord and any cables away from pers
vi Cleaning and servicing When cleaning the computer, follow these steps: Power off the computer and remove the battery pack. Disconnect the AC adapter. Use a soft cloth moistened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. To clean the display screen, use an LCD cleaning kit. If any of the following occurs: The computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged. Liquid has been spilled into the product. The computer does not operate normally. Please refer to "Trouble
First things first iii Your guides iii Basic care and tips for using your computer iv 1 Getting to know your TravelMate 1 A TravelMate tour 3 Front open view 3 Front view 5 Left view 6 Right view 7 Rear view 8 Bottom view 9 Features 10 Indicators 12 Using the keyboard 14 Special keys 14 Launch Keys 21 Touchpad 22 Touchpad basics 22 Storage 24 Hard disk 24 IEEE 1394 Optical drive 24 Using software 25 Audio 26 Adjusting the volume 26 Power management 27 Moving around with your TravelMate 28 Discon
BIOS Utility 46 Disk to Disk Recovery 47 3 Troubleshooting my computer 49 Frequently-asked questions 51 Troubleshooting tips 54 Error messages 54 Requesting service 55 International Travelers Warranty (ITW) 55 Before you call 55 Appendix A Specifications 57 Appendix B Regulation & safety notices 63 Index 79
1 Getting to know your TravelMate
Your TravelMate computer combines high- performance, versatility, power management features and multimedia capabilities with a unique style and ergonomic design. Work with unmatched productivity and reliability with your new power computing partner.
English 3 A TravelMate tour After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster, let us show you around your new TravelMate computer. Front open view # Item Description 1 Display screen Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output.
4 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 2 Status indicators LEDs (light-emitting diode) that turn on and off to show the status of the computer, its functions and components. 3 Power button Turns on the computer. 4 Launch keys Six special keys for frequently used programs. See “Launch Keys” on page 21 for more details. 5 Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. 6 Click buttons The left and right buttons function like the left and right mou
English 5 Front view # Item Description 1 USB 2.0 port Connects to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 2 Latch Latch for opening and closing the computer. 3 Headphone/ Connects to headphones or other line-out Speaker/ Line-out audio devices (speaker). (SPDIF) jack 4 Microphone/ Line-in Accepts input from external microphones. jack
6 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Left view # Item Description 1 Modem port Connects to a phone line. 2 Ethernet port Connects to an Ethernet 10/100- based network. 3 EasyPort Connects to Acer EasyPort or I/O port replicator 4 DC-in jack Connects the AC adapter. 5 IEEE 1394 port Connects to IEEE 1394 devices. 6 PC Card slot Accepts one Type II 16-bit PC Card or 32-bit CardBus PC Card. 7 Eject button Ejects the PC Card from the slot. English
English 7 Right view # Item Description 1 HDD Houses the computer’s hard disk. 2 Infrared port Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer, IR-aware computer). 3 USB 2.0 ports Connects to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 4 Ventilation Slot Enables the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. 5 Security keylock Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.
8 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Rear view # Item Description 1 Battery release Unlatches the battery to remove the battery latch pack. 2 External display Connects to a display device (e.g., external port monitor, LCD projector) and displays up to 16.7 million colors with 2048x1536 pixel resolution. English
English 9 Bottom view # Item Description 1Memory This compartment houses the computer's compartment main memory. 2 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 3 Ventilation Slot Enables the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use.
10 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Performance • Intel® Pentium® M 715 ~ 755 or higher Intel® 855GM chipset Memory upgradeable up to 2 GB with 2 slots High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk Li-ion main battery pack Power management system with ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface) Display 12.1” Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) displaying 32-bit high color up to 1024 x 768 eXtended Gr
English 11 Connectivity High-speed fax/data modem port Ethernet/Fast Ethernet port Fast infrared wireless communication Two USB 2.0 ports IEEE 1394 port InviLink™ 802.11 b/g wireless LAN and Wi-Fi® Bluetooth® wireless communication 100-pin Acer EasyPort or I/O port replicator connector Human-centric design and ergonomics Internet 4-way scroll button Sleek, smooth and stylish design Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device Expansion One Type II CardBus PC Card slot
12 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Indicators The computer has seven easy-to-read status indicators on the display screen and three on the LCD panel. The Wireless, Power and Sleep status indicators (marked area) are visible even when the display is closed. Icon Function Description InviLink™/ Orange indicates that wireless LAN is Bluetooth® enabled. Blue indicates that Bluetooth® is enabled. Power Lights green when the power is on and standby mode. Sleep Lights when the computer enters Sta
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