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TM540-e.book Page i Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM
TravelMate 540 series
TM540-e.book Page ii Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM Copyright © 2003 Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 540 series User’s guide Original Issue: July 2003 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 expres
English TM540-e.book Page iii Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM 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 G
TM540-e.book Page iv Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM iv Basic care and tips for using your computer Turning your computer on and off To turn on the computer, simply press and release the power button on the top left of your TravelMate. See 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 S
English TM540-e.book Page v Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM v Do not spill water or any other 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
TM540-e.book Page vi Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM 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 49. English
TM540-e.book Page vii Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM 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 9 Features 10 Indicators 12 Using the keyboard 14 Special keys 14 Touchpad 22 Touchpad basics 22 Storage 24 Hard Disk 24 Optical drive 24 Using software 25 Audio 26 Adjusting the volume 26 Power management 27 Moving around with your Tr
TM540-e.book Page viii Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM viii 3 Troubleshooting my computer 49 Frequently-asked questions 51 Requesting service 54 International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW) 54 Before you call 54 Appendix A Specifications 57 Appendix B Notices 63 Index 73 English
TM540-e.book Page 1 Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM 1 Getting to know your TravelMate
TM540-e.book Page 2 Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM 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 TM540-e.book Page 3 Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM 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 Display screen Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output. 2 Launch keys Special keys for launching internet browser, E-Mail program and frequently used programs. See “Launch Keys” on page 20 for more details. 3 Pow
TM540-e.book Page 4 Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM 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 serves as a 4-way scroll button. 6 Infrared port Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer, IR-aware computer). 7 Floppy disc drive (or Reads/writes d
English TM540-e.book Page 5 Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM 5 Left view # Item Description 1 Optical drive Houses an optical drive module (CD-ROM , DVD-ROM or DVD/CD-RW combo drive). 2 Optical drive Lights up when the optical drive is active. indicator 3 Eject button Ejects the drive tray. 4 Emergency eject slot Ejects the drive tray when the computer is turned off. See page 52 for more details. 5 PC Card eject button Ejects the PC Card from the slot. 6 PC Card slots Accepts
TM540-e.book Page 6 Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM 6 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Note: The positions of the optical drive indicator, eject button and emergency eject hole may differ depending on the optical drive module installed. Right view # Item Description 1 USB port Connects to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 2 Ventilation slot Enables the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. 3 Power jack Connects to an AC adapter. English
English TM540-e.book Page 7 Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM 7 Rear view # Item Description 1 Security keylock Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. 2 S-video Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. 3 External display Connects to a display device (e.g., external port monitor, LCD projector). 4 Parallel port Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel printer). 5 USB ports Connects to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse,
TM540-e.book Page 8 Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM 8 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 7 Network jack Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based network. 8 IEEE 1394 port Connects to an IEEE 1394 device. 9 Modem jack Connects to a phone line. English
English TM540-e.book Page 9 Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM 9 Bottom view # Item Description 1 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 2 Battery release latch Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack. 3 Cooling fans Help keep the computer cool. Note: Don’t cover or obstruct the opening of the fans. 4 HDD Houses the computer's Hard Disk. 5 FDD/card reader Accesses the cable connectors for the FDD cable connector cover or card reader. 6 AcerMedia Bay Houses an AcerMedia
TM540-e.book Page 10 Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM 10 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Performance Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with 512 KB level 2 cache featuring the new Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology Standard 256 MB DDR333 SDRAM, upgradeable to 2 GB on dual soDIMM sockets Integrated CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD/CD-RW combo or DVD-RW or DVD-Dual drive 30/40/60 GB or higher-capacity ATA/100 HDD Li-ion
English TM540-e.book Page 11 Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM 11 Multimedia 16-bit high-fidelity AC’97 stereo audio Dual built-in speakers Built-in microphone High-speed optical drive Connectivity High-speed fax/data modem port Ethernet/Fast Ethernet port USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports IEEE 1394 port Fast Infrared (FIR) port Docking port for port replicator Inetgrated Invilink wireless LAN module Integrated Bluetooth module Human-centric design and ergonomics F
TM540-e.book Page 12 Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:30 AM 12 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Indicators The computer has seven easy-to-read status icons below the display screen and on the front. . Icon Function Description Power Lights green when the computer is on and lights orange when the computer is in Standby mode. Media activity Lights when the Hard Disk is active. Battery charge Lights green when the battery is being charged. Lights orange when the battery power is low and is b
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