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Copyright © 2006. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Aspire 5580/5570/3680/5570Z Series User's Guide Original Issue: 11/2006 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 her
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. CAUTION for plug as disconnecting device Observe the following guidelines when connecting and disconnecting power to th
iv Warnings • Do not use this product near water. • Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product falls, it could be seriously damaged. • Slots and openings are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. This product should never be placed near or
v Note: The grounding pin also provides good protection from unexpected noise produced by other nearby electrical devices that may interfere with the performance of this product. • Use the product only with the supplied power supply cord set. If you need to replace the power cord set, make sure that the new power cord meets the following requirements: detachable type, UL listed/CSA certified, type SPT-2, rated 7 A 125 V minimum, VDE approved or its equivalent, 4.6 meters (15 feet) maximum
vi Telephone line safety • Disconnect all telephone lines from the equipment when not in use and/or before servicing. • To avoid the remote risk of electric shock from lightning, do not connect the telephone line to this equipment during lightning or thunderstorms. Warning! For safety reasons, do not use non-compliant parts when adding or changing components. Consult your reseller for purchase options. Additional safety information Your device and its enhancements may contain small parts. Ke
vii Pacemakers. Pacemaker manufacturers recommend that a minimum separation of 15.3 centimeters (6 inches) be maintained between wireless devices and a pacemaker to avoid potential interference with the pacemaker. These recommendations are consistent with the independent research by and recommendations of Wireless Technology Research. Persons with pacemakers should do the following: • Always keep the device more than 15.3 centimeters (6 inches) from the pacemaker • Not carry the device nea
viii Emergency calls Warning: You cannot make emergency calls through this device. To make an emergency call you shall dial out through your mobile phone or other telephone call system. 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. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit http://global.acer.com
ix ENERGY STAR is a government program (public/private partnership) that gives people the power to protect the environment in a cost effective way and without sacrificing quality or product features. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE). In the average home, 75% of all electricity used to power home electronics is consumed w
x Finding your comfort zone Find your comfort zone by adjusting the viewing angle of the monitor, using a footrest, or raising your sitting height to achieve maximum comfort. Observe the following tips: • refrain from staying too long in one fixed posture • avoid slouching forward and/or leaning backward • stand up and walk around regularly to remove the strain on your leg muscles • take short rests to relax your neck and shoulders • avoid tensing your muscles or shrugging your shoulders • in
xiii 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
xiv 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 Safety instructions iii Additional safety information vi Operating environment vi Medical devices vi Vehicles vii Potentially explosive environments vii Emergency calls viii Disposal instructions viii Tips and information for comfortable use ix First things first xii Your guides xii Basic care and tips for using your computer xii Turning your computer on and off xii Taking care of your computer xiii Taking care of your AC adapter xiii Taking care of yo
Touchpad basics 28 Using the keyboard 30 Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad 30 Windows keys 31 Hotkeys 32 Special keys 34 Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray 35 Using a computer security lock 35 Audio 36 Adjusting the volume 36 Using Acer Bluetooth® VoIP Phone 37 Getting to know your VoIP phone 37 Package contents 37 Layout 37 LED indicators 38 Charging the phone 38 Connecting the phone to your notebook 39 Using the phone 41 Using the system utilities 42 Acer GridVista (dual-display c
Player controls 58 Virtual keyboard 59 Background mode 59 Cinema 60 Settings 60 Album 61 Editing Pictures 61 Slide Show settings 61 Video 62 Playing a video file 62 Capturing video (TV models only) 62 Snapshot 62 Editing video 63 Music 63 TV (for selected models) 64 Time-shift functionality 64 Recorded TV 65 Scheduling recordings 65 Program guide 65 Find program 65 TV settings 65 Using TeleText functions 66 Make DVDs 67 Authoring CD/DVDs 67 Acer Arcade Deluxe (for selected models) 68 68 Remote c
Special considerations 75 Setting up a home office 75 Traveling with the computer 75 Preparing the computer 75 What to take with you 75 Special considerations 76 Traveling internationally with the computer 76 Preparing the computer 76 What to bring with you 76 Special considerations 76 Securing your computer 77 Using a computer security lock 77 Using passwords 77 Entering passwords 78 Setting passwords 78 Expanding through options 79 Connectivity options 79 Fax/data modem 79 Built-in network fea
Laser compliance statement 95 LCD pixel statement 95 Macrovision copyright protection notice 95 Radio device regulatory notice 96 General 96 European Union (EU) 96 The FCC RF safety requirement 98 Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210) 99 Federal Communications Comission Declaration of Conformity 100 Declaration of Conformity for CE Marking 101 LCD panel ergonomic specifications 102 Index 103
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