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Acer Aspire 1400 series
As1400.book Page ii Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM Copyright © 2002 All Rights Reserved Acer Aspire 1400 series Notebook computer User’s guide Original Issue: March 2002 First Revision: April 2002 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 warr
As1400.book Page iii Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM 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 Front view 3 Left view 5 Right view 6 Rear view 7 Bottom view 8 Features 9 Display 11 Indicators 12 Keyboard 14 Special keys 14 Keyboard ergonomics 18 Touchpad 19 Touchpad basics 19 Launch keys 21 Storage 22 Inserting and ejecting a diskette 22 Ejecting the optical drive tray 23 Connectivity
As1400.book Page iv Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM iv Peripherals and options 39 External display devices 41 External monitor 41 External display with s-video input 42 Using simultaneous display 42 External input devices 43 External keyboard 43 External keypad 43 External pointing device 43 Printer 44 Audio devices 45 Expansion devices 46 PC Card slots 46 USB 47 Miscellaneous options 48 Battery pack 48 AC adapter 48 Key component upgrades 49 Memory upgrade 49 Hard disk upgrade 50 Moving with
As1400.book Page v Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM v Easy Button 62 BIOS Setup Utility 63 Main 64 Advanced 65 Security 66 Others 69 Boot 70 Exit 71 Troubleshooting 73 Frequently-asked questions 75 Error messages 79 Appendix A Specifications 83 Appendix B Notices 89 Index 97
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As1400.book Page vii Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM vii First things first We would like to thank you for making the Aspire series of notebook computers your choice for your mobile computing needs. We hope you will be happy with your Aspire as much as we enjoyed making it for you. Your guides To help you use your Aspire, 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
As1400.book Page viii Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM viii Basic care and tips for using your computer Turning your computer on and off To turn on the computer, open the display cover, and press the power switch above the keyboard. To turn the power off, do any of the following: Use the Windows shutdown command Click on Start, and select the Windows Turn Off command. Use the power switch If you set the power switch to “Shut down” in the Power Options control panel, you can use this butto
As1400.book Page ix Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM ix 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 personal traffic. When unplugging the power cord, do not pull on the cord itself but pull on the plug. The total ampere ratings of the equipment plugged in should not exceed the
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As1400.book Page 1 Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM Getting familiar with your computer
As1400.book Page 2 Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM This 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. This chapter gives an in-depth "tour" of the computer’s many features.
As1400.book Page 3 Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM 3 A tour of your computer After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster, let us show you around your new notebook computer. Front view
As1400.book Page 4 Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM 4 Getting familiar with your computer # Item Description 1 Display screen Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output. 2 Power button Turns on the computer power. 3 Launch keys Buttons for launching frequently-used programs. See “Launch keys” on page 21 for more details. 4 Keyboard Inputs data into your computer. 5 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 6Click buttons (left Th
As1400.book Page 5 Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM 5 Left view # Item Description 1 Microphone-in jack Connects an external microphone. 2 Speaker/headphone-out jack Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones). 3 Volume control slider Adjusts the volume level. 4 Security keylock Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. 5 PC Card eject buttons Eject the selected PC Card from its slot. 6 PC Card slots Accepts one Type III or two Type II/I PC Card(s)
As1400.book Page 6 Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM 6 Getting familiar with your computer Right view # Item Description 1 Floppy drive Accepts a 3.5-inch diskette. 2 Floppy drive eject button Press to eject the diskette from the floppy drive. 3 Wireless networking button Enables or disables the wireless networking feature. 4 Optical drive Depending on your model: CD-ROM drive reads CDs DVD-ROM drive reads CDs and DVDs DVD/CD-RW combo drive reads CDs and DVDs, and writes to CD-Rs and CD-
As1400.book Page 7 Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM 7 Rear view # Item Description 1 USB ports Connect to USB devices (e.g., USB digital camera). 2 Network jack Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based network. 3 Modem jack Connects to a phone line (only for models with an internal fax/data modem). 4 Parallel port Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel printer). 5 External display port Connects to a display monitor. 6 Video-out port Connects to a display device with S-video input. 7
As1400.book Page 8 Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM 8 Getting familiar with your computer Bottom view # Item Description 1 Hard disk bay Houses the computer’s hard disk. 2 Battery bay Houses the computer’s battery pack. 3 Battery release latch Slide and hold to unlatch the battery pack. 4 Memory compartment Houses the computer’s memory upgrade slot.
As1400.book Page 9 Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM 9 Features This computer was designed with the user in mind. Here are just a few of its many features: Performance Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with on-die level 2 cache 128 or 256 MB memory expandable to 1 GB High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk Lithium-Ion battery pack Power management system Multimedia Built-in dual stereo speakers Internal optical drive (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or DVD/CD-RW combo) Audio DJ feature Large LCD di
As1400.book Page 10 Monday, April 15, 2002 4:07 PM 10 Getting familiar with your computer Expansion CardBus PC Card slots Upgradeable memory and hard disk
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