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TravelMate 210 series
210-e.book Page ii Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM Copyright © 2001. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 210 series User’s guide Original Issue: February 2001 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 ex
210-e.book Page iii Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 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 intro
210-e.book Page iv Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM iv An Online guide is your helping hand on-the-go, with easy to access, detailed and linked information about your computer. To access the online guide: 1 Click on Start, Programs, TravelMate. 2 Click on TravelMate Online guide. Lastly, there may be a Read me first sheet included with your package which contains important reminders and updates. So, please read through it. For more information about our products, services, and support
210-e.book Page v Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM v Note: If you cannot power off the computer normally, press and hold the power switch for more than four seconds to shut down the computer. If you turn off the computer and want to turn it on again, wait at least two seconds before powering up. Taking care of your computer Your computer will serve you well if you take care of it. Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it near sources of heat, such as a radiat
210-e.book Page vi Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM vi Taking care of your battery pack Here are some ways to take care of your battery pack: Use only batteries of the same kind as replacements. Turn the power off before removing or replacing batteries. Do not tamper with batteries. Keep them away from children. Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if at all possible. Cleaning and servicing When cleaning the computer, follow these steps: 1 Power off
210-e.book Page vii Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 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 Using the keyboard 12 Special keys 12 Touchpad 18 Touchpad basics 18 Storage 20 Hard disk 20 AcerMedia drive 20 Using software 21 Audio 22 Adjusting the volume 22 Power management 23 Moving around with your Tra
210-e.book Page viii Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM viii BIOS Utility 42 3 Troubleshooting my computer 43 Frequently-asked questions 45 Troubleshooting tips 49 Using PC-Doctor 49 Error messages 50 Requesting service 52 International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW) 52 Before you call 52 Appendix A Specifications 55 Appendix B Notices 61 Index 69
210-e.book Page 1 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 1 Getting to know your TravelMate
210-e.book Page 2 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 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.
210-e.book Page 3 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 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. 2 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 3 Floppy activity LED (light-emitting diode) that turns on and indicator off when th
210-e.book Page 4 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 4 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 6 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/down button. 7 Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. 8 Keyboard Inputs data into your computer. 9 Status indicators LEDs that turn on and off to show the status of the computer and its fun
210-e.book Page 5 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 5 # Item Description 5 Speaker/ Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., Headphone-out speakers, headphones). jack 6 Line-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman). 7 Microphone-in jack Accepts a mono/stereo condenser microphone. 8 Volume control Controls the volume of the speakers. 9 Video capture kit Accepts the video capture kit option on the slot left side of the computer. Right view # Item
210-e.book Page 6 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 6 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 4 LED indicator Lights up when the AcerMedia drive is active. 5 Eject button Ejects the compact disc from the drive. 6 Emergency eject slot Ejects the compact disc when the computer is turned off. See page 46 for more detail. 7 Power jack Connects to an AC adapter. Rear view # Item Description 1 PS/2 port Connects to any PS/2-compatible device (e.g., PS/2 keyboard/mouse/key
210-e.book Page 7 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 7 # Item Description 5 External display Connects to a display device (e.g., external port monitor, LCD projector) and displays up to 64K colors at 1280x1024 resolution. 6 Modem jack Connects to a phone line. Bottom view # Item Description 1Memory Houses the computer's main memory. compartment 2 Hard disk anti-shock Protects your hard disk against shocks. protection 3 Personal Insert a business card or similar-sized identification slot
210-e.book Page 8 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 8 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 4 AcerMedia bay Unlatches the AcerMedia drive for release latch removal or swapping. 5 AcerMedia bay Houses an AcerMedia drive module. 6 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 7 Battery release latch Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack. 8 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured by a screw).
210-e.book Page 9 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 9 Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Performance Intel® Mobile Pentium® Celeron® processor with 128 KB cache 64-bit memory bus AcerMedia bay (removable CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive) Built-in floppy drive High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk NiMH main battery pack Power management system with ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface) Display 12.1", 13.3" or 14.1" Thin-Film Transistor (TFT
210-e.book Page 10 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 10 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Connectivity High-speed fax/data modem port USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports Human-centric design and ergonomics All-in-one design (CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, floppy drive, hard disk drive) Sleek, smooth and stylish design Full-sized keyboard Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device Expansion One Type III or one Type II CardBus PC card (formerly PCMCIA) slot with ZV (zoomed video) suppor
210-e.book Page 11 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 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 Activity Lig
210-e.book Page 12 Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:55 AM 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. Special 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 (F
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