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TravelMate 220/260 series
220.book Page ii Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 AM Copyright © 2001. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 220 / 260 series User’s guide Original Issue: December 2001 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
220.book Page iii Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 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 guide introduc
220.book Page iv Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 AM 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 i
220.book Page v Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 AM v the computer. If you turn off the computer and want to turn it on again, wait at least two seconds before powering up. 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 subject the computer to magnetic
220.book Page vi Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 AM vi Do not tamper with batteries. Keep them away from children. 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 be
220.book Page vii Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 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 4 Right view 5 Rear view 6 Bottom view 7 Features 8 Indicators 10 Using the keyboard 11 Special keys 11 Touchpad 17 Touchpad basics 17 Storage 19 Hard disk 19 AcerMedia drive 19 Floppy drive 21 Audio 22 Adjusting the volume 22 Power management 23 Moving around with your TravelMa
220.book Page viii Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 AM viii BIOS Utility 42 3 Troubleshooting my computer 43 Frequently-asked questions 45 Error messages 49 Requesting service 51 International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW) 51 Before you call 51 Appendix A Specifications 53 Appendix B Notices 59 Index 67
220.book Page 1 Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 AM 1 Getting to know your TravelMate
220.book Page 2 Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 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.
220.book Page 3 Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 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 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 3 Floppy activity indicator LED (light-emitting diode) that turns on and off when the f
220.book Page 4 Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 AM 4 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 7 Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. 8 Keyboard Inputs data into your computer. 9 Status indicators LEDs that turn on and off to show the status of the computer, its functions and components. Left view # Item Description 1 Security keylock Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. 2 PC Card slot Connects to one T
220.book Page 5 Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 AM 5 # Item Description 7 Microphone-in jack Accepts a mono/stereo condenser microphone. 8 Volume control Controls the volume of the speakers. 9 Video capture kit slot Accepts the video capture kit option on the left side of the computer. Right view # Item Description 1 Video capture kit slot Accepts the video capture kit option on the right side of the computer. 2 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 3 AcerMedia drive Houses
220.book Page 6 Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 AM 6 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Rear view # Item Description 1 PS/2 port Connects to any PS/2-compatible device (e.g., PS/2 keyboard/mouse/keypad). 2 Serial port Connects to a serial device (e.g., serial mouse). 3 Parallel port Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel printer). 4 USB ports (two) Connect to any Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 5 External display Connects to a display device (e.g.,
220.book Page 7 Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 AM 7 Bottom view # Item Description 1Memory Houses the computer's main memory. compartment 2 Hard disk anti- Protects your hard disk against shocks. shock protection 3 Personal Insert a business card or similar-sized identification slot identification card to personalize your computer. 4 AcerMedia bay Unlatches the AcerMedia drive for removal or release latch swapping. 5 AcerMedia bay Houses an AcerMedia drive module. 6 Battery bay House
220.book Page 8 Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 AM 8 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Performance Intel® Mobile Pentium® III processor with 512 KB cache or Intel® Mobile Celeron® processor with 128 KB or 256 KB cache 64-bit memory bus AcerMedia bay (removable CD or DVD drive) Built-in floppy drive High-capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk High-capacity battery pack Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI) pow
220.book Page 9 Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 AM 9 Connectivity High-speed fax/data modem port Ethernet/Fast Ethernet port USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports Human-centric design and ergonomics All-in-one design (CD or DVD drive, floppy drive, and hard disk) Sleek, smooth and stylish design Full-sized keyboard Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device Expansion One Type III or one Type II CardBus PC Card (formerly PCMCIA) slot Upgradeable memory
220.book Page 10 Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 AM 10 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Indicators The computer has six easy-to-read status icons below the display screen. The Power and Sleep status icons are visible even when you close the display cover so you can see the status of the computer while the cover is closed. Icon Function Description Power Lights when the computer is on. Sleep Lights when the computer enters Standby mode and blinks when it enters into or resumes from hiber
220.book Page 11 Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 AM 11 Using the keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and twelve function keys. Special keys Lock keys The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Lock key Description Caps Lock When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase. Num Lock When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric (Fn-F11) mode. The keys function as a
220.book Page 12 Tuesday, October 23, 2001 10:54 AM 12 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Embedded numeric keypad The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols are not printed on the keys. Desired access Num lock on Num lock off Number keys on Type numbers in a normal embedded keypad manner. Cursor-control keys Hold Sh
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