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Acer Aspire 1800 Series
Copyright © 2004 All Rights Reserved Acer Aspire 1800 Series Notebook Computer User's Guide Original Issue: August 2004 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 or implied, with respect to the contents herein and s
English iii First things first Your guides A set of guides is provided to help you set up and use your Aspire com- puter. The Just for starters… poster shows you how to set up your computer. This User's Guide provides clear and concise information on using your computer productively. You are advised to read it thoroughly and keep it handy for future reference. For more information on our products, services, and support, please visit our web site: www.acer.com. Basic care and tips for using
iv Note: If the operating system freezes, or locks up, press and hold the power button for more than four seconds. 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 0°C (32°F), or above 50°C (122°F). Do not expose the computer to magnetic fields. Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture. D
English v Taking care of your battery pack It is also important that you look after your computer's battery pack. Use the correct battery model for your computer. Do not use other kinds of batteries. Turn the power off before removing or replacing the battery. Do not tamper with the battery. Keep the battery away from children. Dispose of batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if possible. Cleaning and servicing When cleaning your computer, it is important that you follow t
First things first iii Your guides iii Basic care and tips for using your computer iii Turning your computer on and off iii Taking care of your computer iv Taking care of your AC adapter iv Taking care of your battery pack v Cleaning and servicing v Getting familiar with your computer 1 A tour of your computer 3 Front view 5 Left view 6 Right view 7 Rear view 8 Bottom view 9 Features 10 Display 12 Indicators 13 Keyboard 15 Lock keys 15 Windows keys 16 Function keys 17 Euro key 18 Touchpad 19 To
battery power 29 Battery pack 31 Battery pack characteristics 31 Maximizing battery life 31 Installing and removing the battery pack 32 Charging the battery 33 Checking the battery level 33 Optimizing battery life 33 Battery-low warning 34 Power management 35 Peripherals and options 37 External display devices 39 External input devices 39 External keyboard 39 External keypad 39 External pointing device 39 USB devices 40 IEEE 1394 Port 41 Printer 42 Audio devices 42 Expansion devices 43 PC Card 4
Features and Benefits 57 Cinema 57 Album 58 Music 58 Windows Arcade 60 Arcade Hot keys 61 Arcade remote controller 62 Finding and playing content 65 Advanced Settings 65 Arcade controls 66 Navigation controls 66 Player controls 66 Cinema 67 DVD settings 67 Album 69 Video 71 Playing a video file 71 Editing a video file 71 Music 72 TV(Optional) 72 Burner 72 Copy - backup your CD/DVD collection 72 Audio - create your own greatest hits CDs 73 Data - store files simply and easily 73 Video - your wor
Getting familiar with your computer
Your Aspire notebook computer combines solid performance, versatility, multimedia capabilities and portability with stylish design. Increase your productivity by working wherever you are. This chapter provides an in-depth "tour" of your computer's features.
English 3 A tour of your computer After setting up your new Aspire notebook computer, as illustrated in the Just for starters… poster, take a few minutes to explore your sytem. Open view # Item Description 1 Screen Wide screen display provides visual output. 2 Status Indicators LEDs that turn on and off to show system statuss. English
Getting familiar with your computer 4 # Item Description 3 Launch keys Buttons that can be programmed to start frequently used applications. 4 Keyboard Full-size keyboard for inputting typed data. 5 Built-in Microphone For recording audio on the computer 6 Touchpad Touch sensitive pad that functions like a computer mouse. 7 Click buttons and 4-way Right and left buttons that provide the scroll key same functions as the buttons on a computer mouse. The scroll key scrolls the contents of a
English 5 Front view # Item Description 1 Stereo Speakers Produce stereo sound 2 InviLink™ Enables Wireless LAN connectivity (manufacturing Button option) 3 Bluetooth® Enables Bluetooth® functionality (manufacturing Button option) 4 Console display Media status display 5 Remote sensor Receive the signal from the remote control 6 Arcade button Multimedia button 7 Stop Press to stop playing the audio track or video file 8 Play/Pause Press to start playing the audio track or video file/ Press ag
Getting familiar with your computer 6 Left view # Item Description 1 USB 2.0 ports USB ports 2 Connects headphones for analog audio Headphone-in jack output and digital S/PDIF output 3 Connects an external microphone for audio input Microphone-in jack 4 Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs depending on the optical drive type. 5 Optical disc read Light emitting diode (LED) that indicates indicator when an optical disc is being read. 6 Optical drive eject button Pre
English 7 Right view # Item Description 1 PC card eject button Press the eject button to remove a PC card from the PC card slot. 2 PC card slot Type II PC card supports PCMCIA or CardBus. 3 IEEE 1394 port Connects IEEE 1394 devices. 4 USB ports USB 2.0 ports 5 Infrared port Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g. infrared printer, IR-aware computer, etc...) English
Getting familiar with your computer 8 Rear view # Item Description 1 S-video out port Connects to a television or display device supporting S-video input. 2 Network jack Connects the computer to the 10/100/ 1000 Ethernet network. 3 Modem jack Connects the built-in fax/data modem to a phone line. 4 External display Connects an external (VGA) monitor. port 5 Ventilation slot Enables the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. 6 Kensington lock slot For attaching a security dev
English 9 Bottom view # Item Description 1 Mini-PCI Slot Slot for adding mini-PCI cards 2 Memory compartment Removable cover provides access to the memory slots for upgrading the computer's memory. 3 Unlatches the battery to remove the Battery release latch battery pack. 4 Battery pack The computer's removable battery. 5 Hard disk bay Removable cover provides access to the computer's hard drive. 6 Sub-Woofer Outputs low/mid range audio English
Getting familiar with your computer 10 Features Performance Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 520/530/540/550/560 (2.8 to 3.6 GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB); supporting Intel® Hyper-Threading™ Technology Intel® 915P chipset supporting PCI-Express technology 2 memory slots supporting 333 MHz DDR, upgradeable to 2GB with dual soDIMM modules, supporting dual-channel DDR memory when 2 memory slots utilized Note: Dual-channel memory requires symmetrical memory modules using the same density (e
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