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TravelMate 4100 / 4600 Series
Copyright © 2004. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 4100 / 4600 Series User’s Guide Original Issue: December 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 her
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. 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 User's guide introduces you to the many ways your computer can help you be more productive. This guide provides clear and concise information about the comput
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 button below the LCD screen beside the launch keys. See “Front view” on page 1 for the location of the power button. 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 Note: You can also use the power button to perform power management functio
English v 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 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 pers
vi If any of the following occurs: The computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged. The computer does not operate normally. Please refer to “Frequently-asked questions” on page 53. Caution Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications Commission, to operate this computer. Operation conditions This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the follow
First things first iii Your guides iii Basic care and tips for using your computer iv Turning your computer on and off iv Taking care of your computer iv Taking care of your AC adapter v Taking care of your battery pack v Cleaning and servicing v A TravelMate tour 1 Front view 1 Closed front view 3 Left view 5 Right view 6 Rear view 7 Bottom view 8 Specifications 9 Indicators 12 Using the keyboard 14 Lock keys 14 Embedded numeric keypad 15 Windows keys 16 Hot keys 17 Special Keys 19 The Euro sym
What to take with you 31 Special considerations 31 Setting up a home office 32 Traveling with the computer 32 Preparing the computer 32 What to take with you 32 Special considerations 32 Traveling internationally with the computer 33 Preparing the computer 33 What to bring with you 33 Special considerations 33 Securing your computer 34 Using a computer security lock 34 Using passwords 34 Entering passwords 35 Setting passwords 35 Expanding through options 37 Connectivity options 37 Fax/Data mode
Troubleshooting my computer 51 Frequently-asked questions 53 Troubleshooting tips 56 Error messages 56 Requesting service 57 International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW) 57 Before you call 58 Appendix A Regulation & safety notices 59
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), displaying computer output. 2 Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording.
2 # Item Description 3 Keyboard Inputs data into your computer. 4 Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. 5 Click buttons The left and right buttons function like the (Left, center and right) left and right mouse buttons; the center button serves as a 4-way scroll button. 6 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 7 Status indicators Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that turn on and off to show the status of the compu
English 3 Closed front view # Item Description 1 Speakers Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. 2 Infrared port Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer and IR-aware computer). 3 Power indicator Lights when the computer is on. 4 Battery indicator Lights when the battery is being charged. 5 Bluetooth Press to enable/disable Bluetooth function. communication Lights to indicate the status of Bluetooth button/indicator communications. (for selected models)
4 # Item Description 6 Wireless Press to enable/disable Wireless function. Lights communication to indicate the status of wireless LAN button/indicator communications. (manufacturing option) 7 Line-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman). 8 Mic-in jack Accepts inputs from external microphones. 9 Speaker/Line-Out/ Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., Headphone jack speakers, headphones). 10 USB 2.0 port Connects to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 de
English 5 Left view 5 # 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 Emergency eject hole Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off 4 Optical drive eject button Ejects the optical drive tray from the drive. 5AcerMedia bay Houses an AcerMedia drive module. (for selected models) Note: The positions of the AcerMedia indicator, eject butto
6 Right view # Item Description 1 IEEE 1394 port Connects to IEEE 1394 devices. 2 PC Card slot eject button Ejects the PC Card from the slot. 3 PC Card slot Connects to one Type II CardBus PC Card. 4 4-in-1 card reader Accepts MS, MS PRO, MMC and SD card. (for selected models) Note: The 4-in-1 card reader is a manufacturing option, subject to configuration. Only one card can operate at any given time. 5 Two USB 2.0 ports Connect to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB
English 7 Rear view # Item Description 1 Power jack Connects to an AC adapter. 2 External display port Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). 3 124-pin Acer ezDock Connects to Acer ezDock. connector (for selected models) 4 Security keylock Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.
8 Bottom view # Item Description 1 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured by a screw). 2AcerMedia bay Unlatches the AcerMedia drive for release latch removal of drive. (for selected models) 3AcerMedia bay Houses an AcerMedia drive module. (for selected models) 4 Battery release latch Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack. 5 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 6 Battery lock Locks the battery in place. 7 Cooling fan Helps keep the computer cool. Note: D
English 9 Specifications Microprocessor Intel® Pentium® M Processor at 1.5 ~ 2.13 GHz or higher Intel® Celeron® M Processor at 1.3 ~ 1.6 GHz or higher Memory 256/512 MB of DDR333 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, or One 5.25-inch internal removable optical drive (AcerMedia bay, for selected models) 4-in-1 Card Reader (for sel
10 InviLink™ 802.11b/g or 802.11a/b/g dual-band tri-mode Wireless LAN (for selected models) Bluetooth® (for selected models) 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
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