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TravelMate 4220/2480 Series
Copyright © 2006. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 4220/2480 Series User's Guide Original Issue: February 2006 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 here
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. Warnings • Do not use this product near water. � Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the p
iv � This product's AC adapter is equipped with a three-wire grounded plug. The plug only fits in a grounded power outlet. Make sure the power outlet is properly grounded before inserting the AC adapter plug. Do not insert the plug into a non-grounded power outlet. Contact your electrician for details. 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 prot
v Replacing the battery pack The notebook uses lithium batteries. Replace the battery with the same type as that which came bundled with your product. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion. Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not disassemble or dispose of them in fire. Keep them away from children. Follow local regulations when disposing of used batteries. Telephone line safety � Disconnect all telephone lines from the equipment when not in us
vi Tips and information for comfortable use Computer users may complain of eyestrain and headaches after prolonged use. Users are also at risk of physical injury after long hours of working in front of a computer. Long work periods, bad posture, poor work habits, stress, 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
vii Eyes � Rest your eyes frequently. � Give your eyes regular breaks by looking away from the monitor and focusing on a distant point. � Blink frequently to keep your eyes from drying out. Display � Keep your display clean. � Keep your head at a higher level than the top edge of the display so your eyes point downward when looking at the middle of the display. � Adjust the display brightness and/or contrast to a comfortable level for enhanced text readability and graphics clarity. � Elimina
viii 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 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 refer to the A
ix 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
x 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 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 5 Acer eRecovery Management 6 Acer eSettings Managemen t 8 Acer eNet Management
Audio 33 Adjusting the volume 33 Acer OrbiCam 35 Launching the Acer OrbiCam 36 Changing the Acer OrbiCam settings 36 Capturing photos/videos 38 Using the Acer OrbiCam as webcam 38 Enabling the Acer VisageON 39 Using the system utilities 42 Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) 42 Launch Manager 43 Norton AntiVirus 44 Frequently asked questions 45 Requesting service 48 International Travelers Warranty (ITW) 48 Before you call 48 Taking your notebook PC with you 49 Disconnecting from the deskto
Entering passwords 54 Setting passwords 54 Expanding through options 55 Connectivity options 55 Fax/data modem 55 Built-in network feature 56 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 56 PC Card slot 57 Installing memory 58 BIOS utility 58 Boot sequence 58 Enable disk-to-disk recovery 59 Password 59 Using software 59 Playing DVD movies 59 Power management 60 Acer eRecovery Management 60 Create backup 61 Restore from backup 61 Create factory default image CD 62 Re-install bundled software without CD 62 Change p
Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210) 75 Federal Communications Comission Declaration of Conformity 76 Declaration of Conformity for CE Marking 77 Index 78
Empowering Technology 1 Acer Empowering Technology Acer's innovative Empowering Technology makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer computer. It features the following handy utilities: � Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms. (for selected models) � Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media. � Acer ePerformance Management improves system performance by optimizing disk space,
2 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 encryption for MSN Messenger and Microsoft Outlook. The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a supervisor password and default encryption. This encr
Empowering Technology 3 Acer eLock Management Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock 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
4 Note: If you lose your password, there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your notebook or taking your notebook to an Acer Customer Service Center. Be sure to remember or write down your password. Empowering Technology
Empowering Technology 5 Acer ePerformance Management Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of your Acer computer. It provides an express optimization method to release unused memory and disk space quickly. The user can also enable advanced options for full control over the following options: � Memory optimization — releases unused memory and check usage. � Disk optimization — removes unneeded items and files. � Speed optimization — improves
6 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 hard drive. By default, user-created backups are stored on the D:\ drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with: • Password protection. • Recovery of applications and drivers. • Image/data backup: • Back up to HDD (set recovery point). • Back
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