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Copyright© 2005 Acer Incorporated All Rights Reserved AcerPower series User's Guide Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication without obligation to notify any person of such revisions 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 specifically disclaims the implied war
System tour 1 Front panel 1 Rear panel 1 System features 2 Performance 2 Multimedia 2 Connectivity 2 System peripherals 2 Mouse (PS/2 or USB, manufacturing option) 3 Keyboard (PS/2 or USB, manufacturing option) 3 Speakers 3 Setting up your computer 4 Necessary to know before setup 4 Selecting a location 4 Opening the package 4 Connecting peripherals 5 Starting your computer 5 Shutting down your computer 5 System upgrade 6 Opening the computer 6 Setting up new components 6 Troubleshooting 7 Takin
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English 1 System tour Your computer consists of the following: Front panel Icon Description Icon Description Power button Floppy drive (selected models only) Microphone jack Optical drive (selected models only) Speaker or Media card reader headphone jack (selected models only) USB port IEEE 1394 port (selected models only) Rear panel Icon Description Icon Description PS/2 keyboard connector PS/2 mouse connector VGA port Serial port (selected models only) Printer connector USB port Micropho
2 System tour System features Performance • AMD mainstream high-performance processor • Expandable system memory • Power management functionality • 3.5" inch floppy drive (optional) • Multimedia card reader (optional) • CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW (52X/24X), DVD/CD-RW combo or DVD writer (optional) • High-capacity, PATA / SATA HDD (optional) • Supports USB 2.0 high-performance peripherals Multimedia • Stereo-surround audio system via onboard audio controller • Audio-in/line-in, audio-out/line-out, h
English 3 Mouse (PS/2 or USB, manufacturing option) The included mouse is a standard two-button wheel mouse. Connect the mouse to the PS/2 mouse port or USB port on the back panel of the system. Keyboard (PS/2 or USB, manufacturing option) Connect the keyboard to the PS/2 keyboard port or USB port on the back panel of the system. Speakers For systems bundled with speakers, before powering on the system, connect the speaker cable to the audio-out (external speaker) port on the back panel of
4 Setting up your computer For more detailed information about the speakers, please refer to the included operating instructions. Note: Speakers are optional and the appearance might be different, depending on the actual product. Setting up your computer The AcerPower series is a versatile and powerful system, supporting an AMD CPU. The computer uses a state-of-the-art bus architecture, which improves system efficiency and helps the system support varied multimedia and software applications
English 5 Ensure that all items are present and in good condition. If any of the following items are missing or appear damaged, contact your dealer immediately: • AcerPower series • PS/2 or USB keyboard (manufacturing option) • PS/2 or USB mouse (manufacturing option) • Speakers (selected models only) • User's Guide and Starter poster Other user documentation and third-party software. Connecting peripherals After everything is connected, plug the power cord into the system and insert the othe
6 Setting up your computer System upgrade You can expand your AcerPower series system quickly and easily by adding components. You can also upgrade the components of your AcerPower series system. Opening the computer Before removing any panels or covers, please make sure to shut off the computer and unplug the power cord from the outlet. • Remove the two screws on the side panel. • Slide the panel back and off. Setting up new components You can only use components compatible with AcerPower se
English 7 Troubleshooting The following are possible situations that may arise during the use of your computer, and each is followed by simple answers and solutions. Q: I pressed the power switch but the system did not boot up. A: Check the LED located above the power switch. If the LED is not lit, no power is being applied to the system. Do any of the following: • Check if the voltage selector switch located on the rear panel of the computer is set to the correct voltage. • Check if you have
8 Troubleshooting A: Check the following: • The volume may be muted. Look for the Volume icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on the icon and deselect the mute option. You can also press the volume control/mute knob on your USB keyboard to toggle the mute function. • If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to the line-out jack of your computer, the internal or built-in speakers are automatically turned off. Q: System cannot read floppy disk, hard disk, CD or
English 9 Taking care of your computer Please read the instructions listed in this section. Following these instructions will help you maximize the durability of your computer. Important tips • Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it near sources of heat, such as a radiator. • Do not subject the computer to magnetic fields. • Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture. • Do not spill water onto or into the computer. • Do not subject the computer to heavy shock or vib
10 Taking care of your computer To clean your pointing device To clean your mouse (with roller ball) 1 Open the circular cover underneath the mouse. 2 Take out the roller ball and wipe it with a soft, damp cloth. 3 Put the ball back and replace the cover. To clean your optical mouse For users of an optical mouse, refer to the documentation that came with your mouse for maintenance instructions. To clean your monitor Make sure you keep your screen clean. For cleaning instructions, refer to the
English 11 ENERGY STAR guidelines compliance As an Energy Partner, Acer Inc., has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. Declaration of conformity for EU countries Acer hereby declares that this personal computer is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Notice: Shielded cables All connections to other computing devices must be made using shielded cables to maintain compliance with FCC r
12 5 Slots and openings are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register, or in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided. 6 This product should be operated from the type of power indic
English 13 certified, type SPT-2, rated 7A 125V minimum, VDE approved or its equivalent. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6 meters). 13 Always disconnect all telephone lines from the wall outlet before serving or disassembling this equipment. 14 Avoid using a telephone line (other than the cordless type) during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
14 Lithium battery statement CAUTION Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if possible. ADVARSEL! Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Léver det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren. ADVARSEL Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. B
English 15 Laser compliance statement The CD or DVD drive used with this computer is a laser product. The CD or DVD drive's classification label (content shown below) is located on the drive. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT CAUTION: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM. APPAREIL A LASER DE CLASSE 1 PRODUIT LASERATTENTION: RADIATION DU FAISCEAU LASER INVISIBLE EN CAS D’OUVERTURE. EVITTER TOUTE EXPOSITION AUX RAYONS. LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE LASER KLASSE 1 VORSICHT: UNSICHTBARE LASERST
16 Declaration of conformity for CE marking Name of manufacturer: Acer Inc. Address of manufacturer: 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd. Hsichih, Taipei Hsien 221 Taipei, Taiwan Declares that product: Personal computer Model: AcerPower series Conforms to the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standards: EN55022:1998/A1: 2000; AS/NZS CISPR 22: 2002: Limits and methods of measurement of radio interference characteristics of information technology equip
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