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TM100-e.book Page i Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM
TravelMate 100 series
TM100-e.book Page ii Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM Copyright © 2001. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 100 series User’s guide Original Issue: January 2002 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
TM100-e.book Page iii Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM 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 yo
TM100-e.book Page iv Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM iv An Online guide is your helping hand on-the-go, with easy to access, detailed and linked information about your computer. To access the online guide: 1 Click on Start, Programs, TravelMate. 2 Click on TravelMate Online guide. Lastly, there may be a Read me first sheet included with your package which contains important reminders and updates. So, please read through it. For more information about our products, services, and support infor
TM100-e.book Page v Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM v 2 Connect one end of the AC adapter to the power jack on the computer’s rear panel and the other end to a properly-grounded power outlet. 3 Push the display cover latch to open the display.
TM100-e.book Page vi Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM vi 4 Slide the power switch towards the rear of the computer (a) then release it (b) to turn on the power. The POST (power-on self-test) routine executes and Windows begins loading. To turn the power off, do any of the following: Click on Start, Turn off Computer; then click Turn Off. Use the power switch Note: You can also use the power switch to perform power management functions. See “Power management” on page 30. Use the customiz
TM100-e.book Page vii Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM vii Taking care of your computer Your computer will serve you well if you take care of it. Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it near sources of heat, such as a radiator. Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0ºC (32ºF) or above 50ºC (122ºF). Do not subject the computer to magnetic fields. Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture. Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer. Do not s
TM100-e.book Page viii Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM viii Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if at all possible. Cleaning and servicing When cleaning the computer, follow these steps: 1 Power off the computer and remove the battery pack. 2 Disconnect the AC adapter. 3 Use a soft cloth moistened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. If any of the following occurs: The computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged. Liquid has been spil
TM100-e.book Page ix Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM First things first iii Your guides iii Basic care and tips for using your computer iv 1 Getting to know your TravelMate 1 A TravelMate tour 3 Front view 3 Left view 5 Right view 6 Rear view 7 Bottom view 8 Using your computer in tablet mode 10 Switching to tablet mode 10 Switching to computer mode 13 Features 14 Indicators 16 Using the keyboard 18 Special keys 18 Touchpad 25 Touchpad basics 25 Storage 27 Hard disk 27 Optical drive 27 Audio 29 Ad
TM100-e.book Page x Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM x Launch Manager 54 BIOS Utility 56 3 Troubleshooting your computer 57 Frequently-asked questions 59 Troubleshooting tips 62 Error messages 63 Requesting service 65 International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW) 65 Before you call 65 Appendix A Specifications 67 Appendix B Notices 73 Index 81
TM100-e.book Page 1 Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM 1 Getting to know your TravelMate
TM100-e.book Page 2 Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM 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.
TM100-e.book Page 3 Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM 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 view # Item Description 1 Latch Use to latch the LCD screen in both normal mode and tablet mode. 2 Display screen Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output. Touchscreen- capable with the aid of the Touchscreen- capable stylus. 3 Launch keys Buttons for launchi
TM100-e.book Page 4 Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM 4 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 4 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 5 Click buttons (left, The left and right buttons function like the center and right) left and right mouse buttons; the center button is a 4-direction scroll button. 6 Microphone Captures sounds and voices into your computer. 7 Infrared port Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer, IR-awar
TM100-e.book Page 5 Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM 5 # Item Description 14 Status indicators LEDs (light-emitting diodes) that turn on and off to show the status of the computer and its functions and components. 15 Stylus Use to input data in tablet mode. Left view # Item Description 1 Power switch Turns on the computer power. 2 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured by a screw).
TM100-e.book Page 6 Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM 6 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Right view # Item Description 1 Stylus For data input on the screen in tablet mode. 2 PC Card eject button Ejects the PC Card from the slot. 3 PC Card slot Accepts one Type II 16-bit PC Card or 32-bit CardBus PC Card. 4 Smart Card eject Ejects the Smart Card from the slot. button 5 Speaker/ Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., Headphone-out jack speakers, headphones). 6 Line-in jack Accepts audio lin
TM100-e.book Page 7 Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM 7 # Item Description 8 USB port 1 Connects to any Universal Serial Bus device (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 9 USB port 2 Connects to any Universal Serial Bus device (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 10 Smart Card slot Slot for Smart Card interface with pre-boot authentication system. Rear view # Item Description 1 Security keylock Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. 2 External display Connects to a display device
TM100-e.book Page 8 Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM 8 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 4 Network jack Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based network. 5 Power jack Connects to an AC adapter. Bottom view # Item Description 1Memory Houses the computer's main memory. compartment 2 Battery lock/unlock Locks and unlocks the battery bay. latch 3 Battery release latch Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack.
TM100-e.book Page 9 Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM 9 # Item Description 4 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 5 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured by a screw). 6 Hard disk anti-shock Protects your hard disk against accidental protection shock and vibration. 7 Personal Insert an identification card to personalize identification slot your computer.
TM100-e.book Page 10 Monday, March 4, 2002 5:17 PM 10 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Using your computer in tablet mode Your computer is designed for convenience, ergonomic use, and portability. Running the Windows XP Professional operating system, your TravelMate utilizes a stylus for pen-based input. Software developed specifically for the computer allows for both handwriting recognition converted to application text, or handwriting captured as rich digital ink for manipulation, editin
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