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As1600_E.book Page ii Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM Copyright © 2003 All Rights Reserved Acer Aspire 1600 Series Notebook Computer User's Guide Original Issue: February 2003 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 exp
English As1600_E.book Page iii Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM iii First things first vii Your guides vii Basic care and tips for using your computer viii Getting familiar with your computer 1 A tour of your computer 3 Top view 3 Front view 5 Left view 6 Right view 7 Rear view 8 Bottom view 9 Features 10 Display 11 Indicators 12 Keyboard 14 Special keys 14 Keyboard ergonomics 19 Touchpad 20 Touchpad basics 21 Launch keys 23 Storage 25 Inserting and ejecting a diskette 25 Ejecting the optic
As1600_E.book Page iv Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM iv Power management 43 Peripherals and options 45 External display devices 47 S-video 48 External input devices 49 External keyboard 49 External keypad 50 External pointing device 52 Printer 53 Audio devices 54 Expansion devices 55 PC Card 55 USB devices 57 IEEE 1394 devices 58 Miscellaneous options 59 Battery pack 59 AC adapter 59 Key component upgrades 60 Memory upgrade 60 Hard disk upgrade 62 Moving with your computer 63 Disconnectin
English As1600_E.book Page v Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM v Software 71 System software 73 Launch Manager 73 BIOS Utility 74 A note on HT Technology 76 To exit the BIOS Utility 76 Troubleshooting 77 Frequently asked questions 79 Error messages 82 Appendix A Specifications 87 Appendix B Notices 91 Index 101 English
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English As1600_E.book Page vii Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM vii First things first Your guides A set of guides is provided to help you set up and use your Aspire computer.: 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 o
As1600_E.book Page viii Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM viii Basic care and tips for using your computer Turning your computer on and off To turn on your computer, open the lid (1, 2) and press the power button (3) above the keyboard. To turn the power off, you can do any of the following: Click on the Start button in Windows, and then select Shut Down on the popup menu. English
English As1600_E.book Page ix Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM ix Push the power button. To use this method, you must first click on the Power Management icon in Windows Control Panel, and then check that the power button is set to shut down the computer when pressed. See Windows Help for more information. Note: If you are unable to shut down the computer in the usual way, press and hold the power switch for more than four seconds. You should then wait at least two seconds before tur
As1600_E.book Page x Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM x Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer. Do not subject the computer to heavy shock or vibration. Do not expose the computer to dust or dirt. Do not place objects on top of the computer. Do not slam the lid shut. Close the computer gently. Do not place the computer on unstable or uneven surfaces. Taking care of your AC adapter It is important that you look after your AC adapter. Do not connect the adapter to any
English As1600_E.book Page xi Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM xi You spill liquid on the computer. The computer does not operate normally. English
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As1600_E.book Page 1 Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM Getting familiar with your computer
As1600_E.book Page 2 Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM Your Aspire 1600 series notebook computer combines solid performance, versatility, multimedia capabilities and portability with a stylish design. Increase your productivity by working wherever you are. This chapter provides an in-depth "tour" of your computer's features.
English As1600_E.book Page 3 Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM 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 the unit. Top view # Item Description 1 Display Large liquid crystal display (LCD) provides visual output. 2 Status indicators Light emitting diodes (LED) that show the status of the computer and its components. English
As1600_E.book Page 4 Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM 4 Getting familiar with your computer # Item Description 3 Power button Turns the computer on and off. 4 Wireless Lights when the Wireless LAN capability is enabled. communication button 5 Keyboard Full-size keyboard for inputting typed data. 6 Touchpad Touch sensitive pad that functions like a computer mouse. 7Click buttons & Right and left buttons that provide the same functions as the scroll key buttons on a computer mouse. The sc
English As1600_E.book Page 5 Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM 5 Front view # Item Description 1Optical drive Used to eject an optical disc when the computer is turned emergency eject off. hole 2Optical disc read Light emitting diode (LED) that indicates when an optical indicator disc is being read. 3 Optical drive Depending on your model, the optical drive is one of the following: CD-ROM drive for reading CDs. DVD-ROM drive for reading CDs and DVDs. DVD/CD-RW combo drive for readi
As1600_E.book Page 6 Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM 6 Getting familiar with your computer Left view # Item Description 1 Floppy disk read indicator Light emitting diode (LED) that indicates when floppy diskette is being read. 2 Floppy disk drive Supports a standard 3.5” diskette. 3 Floppy disk eject button Press the eject button to remove a diskette from the floppy disk drive. 4 Kensington lock slot For attaching a security connector. 5 IEEE 1394 port Port for connecting IEEE 1394 de
English As1600_E.book Page 7 Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM 7 Right view # Item Description 1Speaker Delivers stereo audio output. 2 PC card eject button Press the eject button to remove a PC card from the PC card slot. 3 PC card slots The slots supports two standard Type II or one Type III PC card (PCMCIA or CardBus). English
As1600_E.book Page 8 Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:51 AM 8 Getting familiar with your computer Rear view # Item Description 1 DC-in jack Connects the AC adapter. 2 S-video port Connects to a television or dislay device with S-video input. 3 External display port Connects an external (VGA) display monitor. 4 Modem jack Connects the built-in fax/data modem to a phone line. 5 Network jack Connects the computer to an Ethernet 10/100-based network. 6 USB ports 4 ports for connecting USB devices.
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