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TravelMate 4020 Series
Copyright © 2005. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 4020 Series User's Guide Original Issue: July 2005 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 sp
iii First things first We would like to thank you for making the TravelMate series of notebook PC your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. 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. The printed User's Guide introduces you to the basic features and functions of your new computer. For more on how your computer can help you to be more productive, please
iv 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 button You can also shut down the computer by closing the display cover, or by pressing the sleep hotkey
v 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 possible. Cleaning and servicing When cleaning the computer, follow these steps: 1 Turn off the computer and remove the battery pack. 2 Disconnect the AC adapter.
First things first iii Your guides iii Basic care and tips for using your computer iii Turning your computer on and off iii Taking care of your computer iv Taking care of your AC adapter iv Taking care of your battery pack v Cleaning and servicing v A TravelMate tour 1 Front view 1 Closed front view 2 Left view 3 Right view 4 Rear view 4 Base view 5 Features 6 Indicators 9 Easy-launch buttons 10 Touchpad 11 Touchpad basics 11 Using the keyboard 13 Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad 13 Windows
Taking your notebook PC with you 27 Disconnecting from the desktop 27 Moving around 27 Preparing the computer 27 What to bring to meetings 28 Taking the computer home 28 Preparing the computer 28 What to take with you 28 Special considerations 29 Setting up a home office 29 Traveling with the computer 29 Preparing the computer 29 What to take with you 29 Special considerations 30 Traveling internationally with the computer 30 Preparing the computer 30 What to bring with you 30 Special considerat
Restore from backup 40 Create factory default image CD 40 Re-install bundled software without CD 40 Change password 41 Troubleshooting 42 Troubleshooting tips 42 Error messages 42 Regulations and safety notices 43 ENERGY STAR guidelines compliance 43 FCC notice 43 Modem notices 45 Important safety instructions 48 Laser compliance statement 49 LCD pixel statement 50 Macrovision copyright protection notice 50 Radio device regulatory notice 50 General 50 European Union (EU) 51 The FCC RF safety req
English 1 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. 2 Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. 3 Keyboard For entering data into your computer. 4 Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer.
2 # Item Description 5 Click buttons The left and right buttons function like the left and (left, center right mouse buttons; the center button serves as a 4-way and right) scroll button. 6 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 7 Status Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the indicators status of the computer's functions and components. 8 Easy-launch Buttons for launching frequently used programs. buttons See "Easy-launch buttons" on
English 3 # Icon Item Description 7 Microphone jack Accepts input from external microphones. 8 Headphone/speaker/ Connects to audio line-out devices line-out jack (e.g., speakers, headphones). 9 USB 2.0 port Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 10 Latch Locks and releases the lid. Left view # Item Description 1 Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs depending on the optical drive type. 2 LED indicator Lights up when the optical drive is active. 3 Optic
4 Right view # Icon Item Description 1 PC Card slot Ejects the PC Card from the slot. eject button 2 PC Card slot Accepts one Type II PC Card. 3 Two USB 2.0 Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, ports USB camera). 4Ethernet Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based (RJ-45) port network. 5 Modem Connects to a phone line. (RJ-11) port 6 Ventilation Enable the computer to stay cool, even after slots prolonged use. Rear view # Icon Item Description 1 DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter. 2 Exte
English 5 Base view # Item Description 1 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws). 2 Battery release latch Releases the battery for removal. 3 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 4 Battery lock Locks the battery in place. 5 Cooling fan Helps keep the computer cool. Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. 6 Memory compartment Houses the computer's main memory and mini PCI Card.
6 Features Microprocessor Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology, featuring: • Intel® Pentium® M Processor 725/730/740/750/760/770 or higher • Intel® 915GM Express chipset Memory • 256/512 MB of DDR2 SDRAM standard, upgradeable to 2048 MB with dual soDIMM modules • 512 KB flash ROM BIOS Data storage • One 40 GB and above E-IDE hard disk (2.5”, 9.5mm, UltraDMA-100) • One internal optical drive Display and video • Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) displaying at: - 15.0” XGA (1024x768) resolution - 15.4” W
English 7 Audio • 16-bit AC’97 stereo audio • Dual speakers and one internal microphone • Separate audio ports for headphone-out, line-in and microphone- in devices Keyboard and pointing device • 88/89-key Windows keyboard • Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device with scroll function • Acer FineTouch™ keyboard with a 5-degree curve I/O ports • One Type II PC Card slot • One RJ-11 phone jack (V.92, 56Kbps modem) • One RJ-45 network jack • One DC-in jack (AC adapter) • One external monit
8 Environment • Temperature: - Operating: 5°C ~ 35°C - Non-operating: -20°C ~ 65°C • Humidity (non-condensing): - Operating: 20% ~ 80% RH - Non-operating: 20% ~ 80% RH System • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home/Pro • ACPI 1.0b support • DMI 2.0-compliant • Wi-Fi®-compliant Power • 8-cell (65W) or 4-cell (32W) Li-ion battery pack • 65W AC adapter 19V 3.42A Options • 256MB/512MB/1GB memory upgrade module • Additional 65W AC adapter • Addition Li-ion battery pack • Additional hard disk • USB floppy driv
English 9 Indicators The computer has three easy-to-read status indicators on the upper-right above the keyboard, and four on the front panel. The power, battery and wireless communication status indicators are visible even when the LCD display is closed. Icon Function Description Caps Lock Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. Num Lock Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Media activity Indicates when the hard disk or optical drive is active. Bluetooth Indicates the status of Bluetoo
10 Easy-launch buttons Located at the upper-right, above the keyboard are four buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are: mail, Web browser, Acer Empowering Key < > and one user-programmable button. Press < > to run the Acer eManager. Please see "Acer eManager" on page 19. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. See "Launch
English 11 Touchpad The built-in touchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the cursor responds as you move your finger across the surface of the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest provides optimum comfort and support. Touchpad basics The following items show you how to use the touchpad: • Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor. • Press the left (1) and right (4) buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selectio
12 Right Center Function Left button (1) Main touchpad (2) button (3) button (4) Execute Quickly click Tap twice (at the same twice. speed as double-clicking a mouse button). Select Click once. Tap once. Drag Click and hold, Tap twice (at the same then use speed as double-clicking finger on the a mouse button); rest touchpad to your finger on the drag the touchpad on the second cursor. tap and drag the cursor. Access Click context once. menu Scroll Click and hold to move up/ down/left
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