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TravelMate 2100/2600 Series
Copyright © 2004. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 2100/2600 Series User’s Guide Original Issue: July 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 an
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 and release the power switch below the LCD screen beside the Launch keys. See “Front view” on page 3 for the location of the power switch. To turn the power off, do any of the following: • Use the Windows shutdown command Click on Start, Turn Off Computer; then click on Turn Off. Use the power switch Note: You can also use the power switch to perform power management functio
English v 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 personal traffic. When unplugging the power cord
vi 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 "Troubleshooting my computer" on page 43. English
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 view 3 Left view 5 Right view 6 Rear view 7 Bottom view 8 Features 9 Indicators 11 Using the keyboard 12 Lock keys 12 Embedded numeric keypad 13 Windows keys 14 Hot keys 15 The Euro symbol 17 Launch keys 18 Touchpad 19 Touchpad basics 19 Storage 21 Hard disk 21 Optical drive 21 Audio 23 Power management 23 Moving around with your TravelMate 24 Discon
2 Customizing my computer 31 Expanding through options 33 Connectivity options 33 Upgrade options 37 Using system utilities 39 Notebook Manager 39 Launch Manager 40 BIOS Utility 40 D to D Recovery (Disc to Disc) 41 Multilingual operating system installation 41 Restore without a Recovery CD 41 Setup password and exit 42 3 Troubleshooting my computer 43 Frequently-asked questions 45 Requesting service 49 International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW) 49 Before you call 49 Appendix A Specifications 51 Ap
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 view # Item Description 1 Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output.
4 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 2 Status indicators Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that turn on and off to show the status of the computer, its functions and components. 3 Power button Turns on the computer power. 4 Launch Keys Buttons for launching frequently used programs. See“Launch keys” on page 18 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, cent
English 5 Left view # Item Description 1 PC Card slots Connects to one Type III or two Type II CardBus PC Card(s). 2 Eject buttons Eject the PC Cards from the slots. 3 Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs depending on the optical drive type. 4 Infrared port Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer, IR-aware computer). 5 LED indicator Lights up when the optical drive is active. 6 Eject button Ejects the optical drive tray from the drive. 7 Emergenc
6 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Right view # Item Description 1 Speaker Delivers stereo audio output. 2 Security keylock Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. 3 Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. English
English 7 Rear view # Item Description 1 Power jack Connects to an AC adapter. 2 Parallel port Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel printer). 3 Ventilation slot Enables the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. 4 External display Connects to a display device (e.g., external port monitor, LCD projector) and displays up to 16M colors at 1024x768 resolution. 5 Four USB 2.0 ports Connect to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 6 Netwo
8 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 8 Speaker/Line-Out/ Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., Headphone jack speakers, headphones). 9 Line-in/Mic-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman). Bottom view # Item Description 1 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 2 Battery release Unlatches the battery to remove the battery latch pack. 3Memory Houses the computer's main memory. compartment English
English 9 Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Performance Intel® Pentium® 4 processors, 2.8 GHz and above Intel® Celeron® processors, 2.6 GHz and above 256/512 MB of DDR333 SDRAM standard, upgradeable to 2048 MB with dual soDIMM modules 30 GB and above high-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI) power management system Display The 15.4” WXGA (1280x800 resolution) TFT LCD panel providing a large viewing area for
10 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Connectivity Integrated 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet connection Built-in 56Kbps fax/data modem Four Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wireless LAN (manufacturing option) Bluetooth® (manufacturing option) Human-centric design and ergonomics • Rugged, yet extremely portable design • Stylish appearance • Full-size keyboard with four programmable launch keys Comfortable palm rest area with well-positioned touchpad Expansion One T
English 11 Indicators The computer has seven easy-to-read status icons below the display screen. Icon Function Description Wireless Lights when the Wireless LAN capability is communications enabled. Power Lights when the computer is on. Sleep Lights when the computer enters Standby mode and blinks when it enters into or resumes from hibernation mode. Media activity Lights when the hard disk or optical drive is active. Battery charge Lights when the battery is being charged. Caps Lock Lights
12 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Using the keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and twelve function keys. Lock keys The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Lock Key Description Caps Lock When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase. Num Lock When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric (Fn-F11) mode. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the arit
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