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Aspire 8942 Series
© 2009 All Rights Reserved. Aspire 8942 Series Quick Guide Original Issue: 11/2009 Aspire 8942 Series Notebook PC Model number: __________________________________ Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________
3 First things first We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. Your guides To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides: First off, the Just for Starters... poster helps you get started with setting up your computer. The Aspire Series Generic User Guide contains useful information applying to all models in the Aspire product series. It covers basic topics such as using the keyboard and audio, etc. Pleas
4 Your Acer notebook tour After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster, let us show you around your new Acer notebook. Top view # Icon Item Description 1 Acer Crystal Eye Web camera for video communication. webcam (only for certain models) 2 Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. 3 Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output (Configuration may vary by models). English
English 5 # Icon Item Description 4 Power button Turns the computer on and off. 5 Backup key Launches Acer Backup Management for three-step data backup. Bluetooth Enables/disables the Bluetooth function. communication Indicates the status of Bluetooth button/indicator communication. (only for certain models) Wireless LAN Enables/disables the wireless LAN communication function. Indicates the status of wireless button/indicator LAN communication. 6 Keyboard For entering data into your comput
6 # Icon Item Description 13 Acer PowerSmart Puts your computer into power-saving key mode. 14 Speakers Deliver stereo audio output. 15 Screen blank Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return. (only for certain models) 1. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed up. Hotkeys The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness and volume output. To activate hot
English 7 Closed front view # Icon Item Description 1 Multi-in-1 card reader Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD). Note: Push to remove/install the card. Only one card can operate at any given time. 2 CIR receiver Receives signals from a remote control. 3 Speakers Deliver stereo audio output. Rear view # Item Description 1 Tuba Tuba CineBass subwoofer for low-frequency audio output. 2 Ventilation slots Enable
8 Left view # Icon Item Description 1 DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter. 2 Ethernet (RJ-45) port Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/ 1000-based network. 3 External display Connects to a display device (e.g., (VGA) port external monitor, LCD projector). 4 DISPLAY DISPLAY port Supports high definition digital video connections. 5 HDMI HDMI port Supports high definition digital video connections. 6 e SATA port Connects to eSATA devices (only for certain models). 7 USB 2.0 port Connects to USB 2.
English 9 Right view # Icon Item Description 1 USB 2.0 port Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 2 Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs. 3 Optical disk access Lights up when the optical drive is indicator active. 4 Optical drive eject Ejects the optical disk from the drive. button 5 Emergency eject Ejects the optical drive tray when the hole computer is turned off. Note: Insert a paper clip to the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tr
10 Base view # Icon Item Description 1 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 2 Battery release latch Releases the battery for removal. 3 Battery lock Locks the battery in position. 4 Hard disk bay- Houses the computer's hard disk (secured Secondary with screws) (for certain models only). 5 Hard disk bay-Main Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws). 6 Memory compartment Houses the computer's main memory. 7 Ventilation slots and Enable the computer to stay cool, even c
English 11 Specifications ® Operating • Genuine Windows 7 system ® ™ * CPU/chipset • Intel Core i7 processor ® ™ * • Intel Core i5 processor ® ™ * • Intel Core i3 processor ® • Intel HM55 Express Chipset System memory • Dual-Channel SDRAM support • Up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable to 8 GB using two soDIMM modules Display • 16:9 aspect ratio • 18.4" Full HD 1920 x 1080 * TV-tuner • Digital TV-tuner supporting DVB-T ™ * Graphics • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 ™ * • ATI Mobility Rad
12 Communication Acer Video Conference, featuring: * • Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam * • Acer PureZone technology • WLAN: ® ® * • Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 802.11a/g/n ® ® * • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 802.11a/g/n ® ® * • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 802.11b/g/n ™ ™ * • Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n ™ * • Acer InviLink 802.11b/g ® * • WPAN: Bluetooth 2.1+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) • LAN: Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready * Privacy control • Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint so
English 13 Environment • Temperature: • Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C • Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C • Humidity (non-condensing): • Operating: 20% to 80% • Non-operating: 20% to 80% Note: * Only for certain models Note: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.
14 What you need to enjoy TV (only for certain models) Note: The following content is for general reference only. Actual product specifications may vary. If your computer has a TV-tuner, it includes a complete set of cables, NTSC converter, optional DVB-T antenna (only for certain models), and a remote control for use with the Windows Media Center. These include: 1 Antenna connector and cable converter 2 Optional DVB-T (digital TV) antenna, VHF and UHF compatible (only for certain models)
English 15 Copy-protected media files To prevent illegal distribution, some digital media files are secured with a license. This license specifies how you may use the file and the duration of the license. For example, a license can specify whether you can copy the file to a portable device or play it on another computer. The terms of the license are specified by the person or company that provided the file, or the TV broadcaster that provided the content. Windows Media Center cannot play p
16 Enjoying TV with Windows Media Center Computers that include Windows Media Center Edition or InstantOn Arcade may be used to watch TV and to access video content (via an audio/video connection to an external device, such as a video camera). Choose your input type The avdio/video connection may be either a DVB-T digital antenna (only for certain models) or a PAL/SECAM or NTSC connector. Please refer to the appropriate section: Watching TV using the optional DVB-T (digital TV) antenna (onl
English 17 Watching TV with an external antenna or cable socket You may use conventional TV cables (connected to an external antenna or cable socket) to watch TV on your computer. Connecting antenna cables To connect your cables: 1 Plug the antenna connector into the RF jack of your computer. 2 Connect the other end to your TV cable, using the cable converter if necessary. Important! Please ensure you use the correct cable system for your region before attempting to connect the antenna cable
18 Running the Windows Media Center Setup wizard To watch TV on your computer, you need to run the Windows Media Center TV Setup Wizard. Follow these steps to complete the TV function setup: 1 Open Windows Media Center from the Start, All Programs menu. This will open the Windows Media Center welcome screen. 2 Click Tasks, settings, TV, followed by Set Up TV Signal to begin the TV setup process. 3 If you have already configured some settings, Windows Media Center will warn you that changing
English 19 Begin watching TV To begin watching TV, you need to open Windows Media Center: 1 Click Start, All Programs, and Windows Media Center. This will open the Windows Media Center main page. 2Select TV from the main page 3 Click on Live TV to begin watching. If you have not started your computer, you may use InstantOn Arcade (only for certain models): 1 Push the InstantOn button on your computer. 2Push the Live TV button on your remote.
20 Remote control If your computer is bundled with a remote control for use with Windows Media Center, the table below explains the functions. When using Windows, pushing the POWER button will put your computer into Standby mode; push it again to resume. When using InstantOn Arcade, push the POWER button to shut down your computer. English
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