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TM230-280-e.book Page i Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM
TravelMate 230/280 series
TM230-280-e.book Page ii Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM Copyright © 2002. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 230/280 series User’s guide Original Issue: November 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 warranties,
TM230-280-e.book Page iii Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM 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
TM230-280-e.book Page iv Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM iv For more information about our products, services, and support information, please visit our Web site (global.acer.com). 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 t
TM230-280-e.book Page v Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM v Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer. Do not subject the computer to heavy shock and vibration. Do not expose the computer to dust and dirt. 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 connec
TM230-280-e.book Page vi Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM 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 59.
TM230-280-e.book Page vii Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM 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 4 Right view 5 Rear view 6 Bottom view 7 Features 9 Indicators 11 Understanding the icons 12 Using the keyboard 13 Special keys 13 Touchpad 20 Touchpad basics 20 Storage 22 Hard disk 22 Optical drive 22 Floppy drive 24 Audio 25 Adjusting the volume 25 Power management 26
TM230-280-e.book Page viii Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM viii Contents 3 Troubleshooting my computer 59 Frequently-asked questions 61 Error messages 65 Requesting service 69 International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW) 69 Before you call 69 Appendix A Specifications 71 Appendix B Notices 77 Index 85
TM230-280-e.book Page 1 Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM 1 Getting to know your TravelMate
TM230-280-e.book Page 2 Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM 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.
TM230-280-e.book Page 3 Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM 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 LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output.
TM230-280-e.book Page 4 Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM 4 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 2 Status indicators LEDs (light-emitting diodes) that turn on and off to show the status of the computer, its functions and components. 3 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 4 Click buttons (left, The left and right buttons function like the center and right) left and right mouse buttons; the center button serves as a scroll up/do
TM230-280-e.book Page 5 Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM 5 # Item Description 3 Floppy activity indicator LED (light-emitting diode) that turns on and off when the floppy is active. 4 Speaker/Headphone-out jack Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones). 5 Line-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman). 6 Microphone-in jack Accepts a mono/stereo condenser microphone. 7 Floppy drive Internal diskette drive; accepts 3.5- inch diske
TM230-280-e.book Page 6 Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM 6 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 3 LED indicator Lights up when the optical drive is active. 4 Emergency eject slot Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. See page 62 for more details. 5 Eject button Ejects the optical drive tray from the drive. 6 Security keylock Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Rear view # Item Description 1 Power jack Connects to
TM230-280-e.book Page 7 Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM 7 # Item Description 5 Network jack Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based network. 6 External display Connects to a display device (e.g., external port monitor, LCD projector) and displays up to 16M colors at 1024x768 resolution. 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. 3 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (s
TM230-280-e.book Page 8 Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM 8 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 4Memory Houses the computer's main memory. compartment
TM230-280-e.book Page 9 Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM 9 Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Performance Intel® Mobile Pentium® 4 processor with 512 KB L2 cache or Intel® Mobile Celeron® processor with 256 KB L2 cache 64-bit memory bus CD, DVD or DVD/CD-RW combo drive Built-in floppy drive High-capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk High-capacity battery pack Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI) power management system Display 14.1” or
TM230-280-e.book Page 10 Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM 10 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Ethernet/Fast Ethernet port USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0 ports 802.11a/802.11b wireless LAN option Bluetooth option Human-centric design and ergonomics All-in-one design (CD, DVD or combo drive, floppy drive, and hard disk) Sleek, smooth and stylish design Full-sized keyboard Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device Expansion One Type III or one Type II CardBus PC Card
TM230-280-e.book Page 11 Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM 11 Indicators The computer has six easy-to-read status icons below the display screen. The Power and Sleep status icons are visible even when you close the display cover so you can see the status of the computer while the cover is closed. Icon Function Description 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 Activit
TM230-280-e.book Page 12 Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:15 PM 12 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Icon Function Description Num Lock Lights when Num Lock is activated. Understanding the icons When the cover of your computer is closed, 4 easy-to-read icons are shown, indicationg which state or feature is enabled or disabled. No. Description 1 Lights up when Bluetooth is enabled. 2 Lights up when the wireless LAN is enabled. 3 Lights up when the computer is on. 4 Lights when the computer enters
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