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iii Information for your safety and comfort Safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off before cleaning Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. CAUTION for plug as disconnecting device Observe the following guidelines when connecting and disconnecting power to th
iv Warnings � Do not use this product near water. � Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product falls, it could be seriously damaged. � Slots and openings are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. This product should never be placed near
v Warning! The grounding pin is a safety feature. Using a power outlet that is not properly grounded may result in electric shock and/or injury. Note: The grounding pin also provides good protection from unexpected noise produced by other nearby electrical devices that may interfere with the performance of this product. � The system can be powered using a wide range of voltages; 100 to 120 or 220 to 240 V AC. The power cord included with the system meets the requirements for use in the cou
vi pierce, open or disassemble the battery. If the battery leaks and you come into contact with the leaked fluids, rinse thoroughly with water and seek medical attention immediately. For safety reasons, and to prolong the lifetime of the battery, charging will not occur at temperatures below 0°C (32°F) or above 40°C (104°F). The full performance of a new battery is achieved only after two or three complete charge and discharge cycles. The battery can be charged and discharged hundreds
vii nearest AUTHORIZED service station. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the enclosure. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT CAUTION: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM. APPAREIL A LASER DE CLASSE 1 PRODUIT LASERATTENTION: RADIATION DU FAISCEAU LASER INVISIBLE EN CAS D’OUVERTURE. EVITTER TOUTE EXPOSITION AUX RAYONS. LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE LASER KLASSE 1 VORSICHT: UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG GEÖFFNET NICHT DEM STRAHLL AUSSETZEN PRODUCTO LÁ
viii body (refer to the figure below). It should not contain metal and you should position the device the above-stated distance from your body. To successfully transmit data files or messages, this device requires a good quality connection to the network. In some cases, transmission of data files or messages may be delayed until such a connection is available. Ensure that the above separation distance instructions are followed until the transmission is completed. Parts of the device ar
ix air bag deployment area. If in-vehicle wireless equipment is improperly installed, and the air bag inflates, serious injury could result. Using your device while flying in aircraft is prohibited. Switch off your device before boarding an aircraft. The use of wireless teledevices in an aircraft may be dangerous to the operation of the aircraft, disrupt the wireless telephone network, and may be illegal. Potentially explosive environments Switch off your device when in any area with a pote
x Disposal instructions Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit http://www.acer-group.com/public/Sustainability/ sustainability01.htm Mercury advisory For bulb-inside projectors or electronic products containing an non- LED-backlit-LCD/CRT monito or display: Lamp(s) i
xi inadequate working conditions, personal health and other factors greatly increase the risk of physical injury. Incorrect computer usage may lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tenosynovitis or other musculoskeletal disorders. The following symptoms may appear in the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck or back: � numbness, or a burning or tingling sensation � aching, soreness or tenderness � pain, swelling or throbbing � stiffness or tightness � coldness or weakness If you have the
xii � Adjust the display brightness and/or contrast to a comfortable level for enhanced text readability and graphics clarity. � Eliminate glare and reflections by: � placing your display in such a way that the side faces the window or any light source � minimizing room light by using drapes, shades or blinds � using a task light � changing the display's viewing angle � using a glare-reduction filter � using a display visor, such as a piece of cardboard extended from the display's top fro
xiii First things first We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. Your guides To help you use your Acer notebook, 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 TravelMate Series Generic User Guide contains useful information applying to all models in the TravelMate product series. It covers basic topics such as Acer eRecovery Managem
xiv To turn the power off, do any of the following: � Use the Windows shutdown command Click on Start then click on Shut Down. � Use the power button You can also put the computer in sleep mode by pressing the sleep hotkey
xv 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.
Information for your safety and comfort iii Safety instructions iii Caution for Optical Drive Device (only for certain models) vi Operating environment vii Medical devices viii Vehicles viii Potentially explosive environments ix Emergency calls ix Disposal instructions x Mercury advisory x ENERGY STAR x Tips and information for comfortable use x First things first xiii Your guides xiii Basic care and tips for using your computer xiii Turning your computer on and off xiii Taking care of your com
Charging the battery 18 Checking the battery level 18 Optimising battery life 18 Battery-low warning 19 Taking your notebook PC with you 20 Disconnecting from the desktop 20 Moving around 20 Preparing the computer 20 What to bring to meetings 21 Taking the computer home 21 Preparing the computer 21 What to take with you 21 Special considerations 22 Setting up a home office 22 Traveling with the computer 22 Preparing the computer 22 What to take with you 22 Special considerations 23 Traveling int
Before you call 36 Troubleshooting 37 Troubleshooting tips 37 Error messages 37 Regulations and safety notices 38 FCC statement 38 Modem notices (only for certain models) 39 LCD pixel statement 42 Radio device regulatory notice 42 General 42 The FCC RF safety requirement 42 Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210) 44 Exposure of humans to RF fields (RSS-102) 44 LCD panel ergonomic specifications 44
1 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 (with fingerprint reader) The following items show you how to use the touchpad with Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader. � Move your finger across the touchpad (1) to move the cursor. � Press the left (2) and right
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