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TravelMate 6000 series
Copyright © 2004 Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 6000 series User’s Guide Original Issue: Feb 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 and s
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 the power button on the left of the launch keys found above your TravelMate’s standard keyboard. See “Front open view” on page 3 for the location of the power button. To turn the power off, do any of the following: Use the Windows shutdown command For Windows® 2000: Click on Start, Shut Down..., and select Shut down; then click on OK. - or - For Windows® XP: Click on Start,
English v Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture. 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 connect th
vi 3 Use a soft cloth moistened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. 4 To clean the display screen, use an LCD cleaning kit. 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. English
First things first iii Your guides iii Basic care and tips for using your computer iv A TravelMate tour 3 Front open view 3 Front view 4 Left view 6 Right view 7 Rear view 8 Bottom view 9 Features 11 Indicators 13 Using the keyboard 15 Special keys 15 Launch Keys 22 Touchpad 24 Touchpad basics 24 Storage 26 Hard disk 26 AcerMedia bay 26 Using software 27 Audio 29 Adjusting the volume 29 DVI(Digital Visual Interface) 30 Power management 31 Moving around with your TravelMate 32 Disconnecting fr
viii Contents BIOS Utility 57 3 Troubleshooting my computer 59 Frequently-asked questions 61 Troubleshooting tips 65 Error messages 66 Requesting service 67 International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW) 67 Before you call 67 Appendix A Specifications 69 Appendix B Notices 75 Index 89
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 open view # Item Description 1 Display screen Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output. 2 Power button Turns on the computer. 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
4 # Item Description 5 Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. 6 Keyboard Inputs data into your computer. 7 Status indicators LEDs (light-emitting diode) that turn on and off to show the status of the computer, its functions and components. 8 Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. 9 Launch keys Special keys for launching internet browser, email program and frequently used programs. See “Launch Keys” on page 22 for more details. Front view
English 5 # Item Description 4 Infrared port Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer, IR-aware computer). 2 5 Enables or disables Bluetooth functionality. Bluetooth button 2 6 Indicates that (optional) Bluetooth is Bluetooth indicator enabled. 3 7 Enables or disables wireless LAN feature. InviLink button 3 8 Indicates status of wireless LAN InviLink indicator communication. 9 Latch Latch for opening and closing the laptop. Notes: 1.Four-in-one card reader is a manufacturin
6 Left view # Item Description 1 Four USB 2.0 ports Connect to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 2 IEEE 1394 port Connects to IEEE 1394 devices. 3 Smart Card slot Slot for Smart Card interface with pre-boot authentication system. 4 Line-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman). 5 Microphone jack Accepts input from external microphones. 6 Headphone/ Connect to headphones or other line-out Speaker/ Line-out audio devices (speak
English 7 Right view # Item Description 1 AcerMedia drive Houses a removable media drive module. 2 AcerMedia indicator Lights up when the AcerMedia drive is active. 3 Eject button Ejects the drive tray. 4 Emergency eject slot Ejects the drive tray when the computer is turned off. See page 63 for more details. 5 Power jack Connects to an AC adapter. Note: The positions of the AcerMedia indicator, eject button and emergency eject hole may differ depending on the optical drive module instal
8 Rear view # Item Description 1 Modem jack Connects to a phone line. 2 Network jack Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based network. 3 Expansion port Connects to I/O port replicator or EasyPort expansion devices. 4 DVI-digital port DVI-digital(Digital visual interface) port provides a better quality digital connection between this computer and a display device . 5 External display Connects to a display device (e.g., external port monitor, LCD projector) and displays up to 16.7 million c
English 9 Bottom view # Item Description 1AcerMedia bay Unlatches the AcerMedia drive for release latch removing the optical drive. 2 AcerMedia bay Houses an AcerMedia drive module. 3 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 4 Battery release latch Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack. 5 Battery lock Locks the battery in place. 6 Mini-PCI slot Slot for adding mini-PCI cards. 7 Hard disk protector Acer’s patented Disc Anti-Shock Protection (DASP) system. 8 Hard disk bay Ho
10 # Item Description 10 Cooling fan Helps keep the computer cool. Note: Don’t cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. 11 Personal Insert a business card or similar-sized identification slot identification card to personalize your computer. English
English 11 Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Performance • Intel® Pentium® M Processor at 1.4~1.7 GHz with 1MB L2 Cache or 1.5~2.0 GHz with 2MB L2 Cache. • Intel® 855GME chipset • Memory upgradeable up to 2 GB with 2 slots • Internal removable optical drive (AcerMedia bay) • High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk • Li-ion main battery pack • Power management system with ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface) • Smart Card interface with pre-boot authentica
12 • Built-in dual speakers • Built-in microphone • High-speed optical drive (AcerMedia bay) Connectivity • High-speed fax/data modem port • 10/100/1000 T-based Gigabit Ethernet port • Fast infrared wireless communication • Four USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) ports • IEEE 1394 port • InviLink™ 802.11a/b or 802.11b/g wireless LAN (manufacturing option) • Bluetooth™ ready (manufacturing optional) • SD/MMC/SM/MS memory slot (manufacturing option) Human-centric design and ergonomics • Internet 4-w
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