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TravelMate C200 Series
Copyright © 2005. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate C200 Series User's Guide Original Issue: September 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 a
iii 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. USA For electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display: Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state or federal laws. For more information, contact the Electronic Industries Alliance at www.eiae.org. For lamp-specific disposal infor
iv 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
v 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
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 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.
Disposal instructions iii First things first iv Your guides iv Basic care and tips for using your computer iv Turning your computer on and off iv Taking care of your computer v Taking care of your AC adapter v Taking care of your battery pack vi Cleaning and servicing vi Acer Empowering Technology 1 Acer eDataSecurity Management 2 Acer eLock Management 3 Acer ePerformance Management 4 Acer eRecovery Management 5 Acer eSettings Management 6 Acer ePower Management 6 Acer ePresentation Management 8
Norton AntiVirus 31 Frequently asked questions 33 Requesting service 36 International Travelers Warranty (ITW) 36 Before you call 36 Using your computer in tablet mode 37 Writing in tablet mode 37 Converting to notebook mode 38 Converting to tablet mode 39 Taking your notebook PC with you 40 Disconnecting from the desktop 40 Moving around 40 Preparing the computer 40 What to bring to meetings 41 Taking the computer home 41 Preparing the computer 41 What to take with you 41 Special considerations
Power management 53 Acer eRecovery Management 53 Create backup 54 Restore from backup 54 Create factory default image CD 55 Re-install bundled software without CD 55 Change password 55 Troubleshooting 57 Troubleshooting tips 57 Error messages 57 Regulations and safety notices 59 ENERGY STAR guidelines compliance 59 FCC notice 59 Modem notices 60 Important safety instructions 63 Laser compliance statement 65 LCD pixel statement 65 Macrovision copyright protection notice 65 Radio device regulatory
1 Acer Empowering Technology Acer's innovative Empowering Technology makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer notebook. It features the following handy utilities: � Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms. � Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media. � Acer ePerformance Management improves system performance by optimizing disk space, memory and registry settings. � Acer eRecove
Empowering Technology 2 For more information, press the < > key to launch the Empowering Technology menu, then click on the appropriate utility and select the Help function. Acer eDataSecurity Management Acer eDataSecurity Management is a handy file encryption utility that protects your files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. It is conveniently integrated with Windows Explorer as a shell extension for quick and easy data encryption/decryption and also supports on-the-fly file enc
3 Acer eLock Management Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock up your removable data, optical and floppy drives to ensure that data can't be stolen while your notebook is unattended. • Removable data devices — includes USB disk drives, USB pen drives, USB flash drives, USB mp3 drives, USB memory card readers, IEEE 1394 disk drives and any other removable disk drives that can be mounted as a file system when plugged into the system. • Optical drive devices — inc
Empowering Technology 4 Acer ePerformance Management Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of your Acer notebook. It provides you with the following options to enhance overall system performance: � Memory optimization — release unused memory and check usage. � Disk optimization — remove unneeded items and files. � Speed optimization — improve the usability and performance of your Windows XP system.
5 Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer. The Acer eRecovery Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on your system's HDD. User-created backups are stored on D:\ drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with: • Password protection. • Recovery of applications and drivers. • Image/data backup: • Backup to HDD (set recovery point). • Backup to CD/DVD. • Image/data
Empowering Technology 6 Acer eSettings Management Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications and to monitor the system health status. Furthermore, Acer eSettings Management enables you to optimize your Windows operating system, so your computer runs faster, smoother and better. Acer eSettings Management also: � Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigating through the program effortlessly. � Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for p
7 AC mode The default setting is "Maximum Performance." You can adjust CPU speed, LCD brightness and other settings, or click on buttons to turn the following functions on/off: Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, CardBus, Memory Card, Audio, and Wired LAN. DC mode To suit your usage, there are four pre-defined profiles — Entertainment, Presentation, Word Processing, and Maximum Battery. Or, you can define up to three of your own profiles. Create new power scheme 1 Assign a name for the new scheme. 2 C
Empowering Technology 8 passwords for accessing the system after Hibernation or Standby. � View information about Acer ePower Management. Acer ePresentation Management Acer ePresentation Management lets you select from two of the most common projector resolutions: XGA and SVGA.
9 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. Top View # Item Description 1 Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), it displays computer output. 2 Tablet-mode Escape button for use in tablet PC mode. button 3 Tablet-mode Function button for use in tablet PC mode. button 4 Tablet-mode Screen rotate button for use in tablet PC mode. button 5 Biometric Provides
English English 10 # Item Description 6 Windows A tablet-mode button, it functions like CTL-ALT-DEL to Security lock lock access to the operating system. button 7 Power switch Turns the computer on and off. Open front view # Item Description 1 Keyboard For entering data in notebook PC mode. 2 Built-in Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a trackpoint computer mouse when used together with the click buttons. 3 Click buttons Function like the left and right mouse buttons when (
11 # Item Description 4 Built-in Internal microphone for sound recording. microphone 5 Scroll wheel For up, down and enter functions. 6 Easy-launch Buttons for launching frequently used programs. buttons See "Easy-launch buttons" on page 20 for more details. 7 Indicator lights Light up when Caps Lock or Num Lock are activated. Closed front view # Icon Item Description 1 Wireless Press to enable/disable the wireless communication function. Lights to indicate the status of button/indicator wirel
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