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Copyright © 2004. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 2300/4000/4500 Series User’s Guide Original Issue: July 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 here
English 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 introduces you to the many ways your computer can help y
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 switch below the LCD screen beside the launch keys. See “Front view” on page 3 for the location of the power switch. 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 switch Note: You can also use the power switch to perform power management functio
English v 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 not connect the adapter to any other device. Do not step on the power cord or place heavy objects on top of it. Carefully route the power cord and any cables away from personal traffic. When unplugging the power cord
vi 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 53. English
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 Closed front view 5 Left view 7 Right view 8 Rear view 9 Bottom view 10 Features 11 Indicators 13 Using the keyboard 15 Lock keys 15 Embedded numeric keypad 16 Windows keys 17 Hot keys 18 Special Key 20 Launch keys 21 Touchpad 23 Touchpad basics 23 Storage 25 Hard disk 25 Optical drive 25 AcerMedia bay (only in TravelMate 4500) 26 Audio 28 Adj
2 Customizing my computer 37 Expanding through options 39 Connectivity options 39 Upgrade options 45 Using system utilities 48 Acer eManager 48 Launch Manager 49 BIOS Utility 49 D to D Recovery (Disc to Disc) 50 Multilingual operating system installation 50 Restore without a Recovery CD 50 Setup password and exit 51 3 Troubleshooting my computer 53 Frequently-asked questions 55 Troubleshooting tips 58 Error messages 59 Requesting service 60 ITW 60 Before you call 61 Appendix A Specifications 63
1 Getting to know your TravelMate
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 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 Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displaying computer output.
4 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 2 Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. 3 Keyboard Inputs data into your computer. 4 Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. 5 Click buttons The left and right buttons function like the (Left, center and right) left and right mouse buttons; the center button serves as a 4-way scroll button. 6 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 7 Status indica
English 5 Closed front view # Item Description 1 Speakers Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. 2 Infrared port Interfaces with infrared devices (Manufacturing option) (e.g., infrared printer and IR-aware computer). 3 Power indicator Lights when the computer is on. 4 Battery indicator Lights when the battery is being charged. 5 Bluetooth Lights to indicate the status of Bluetooth communications (optional) communications. 6 Wireless Lights to indicate the status of wireless LAN
6 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 7 Line-in/Mic-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman). 8 Line-in/Mic-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman). 9 Speaker/Line-Out/ Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., Headphone jack speakers, headphones). 10 USB 2.0 port Connects to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 11 Latch Locks and releases the lid. English
English 7 Left view 5 # Item Description 1 Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs depending on the optical drive type. 2 LED indicator Lights up when the optical drive is active. 3 Emergency eject hole Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. See page 56 for more details. 4 Optical drive eject button Ejects the optical drive tray from the drive. 5AcerMedia bay Houses an AcerMedia drive module. (Manufacturing option) Note: The positions of the
8 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Right view # Item Description 1 IEEE 1394 port Connects to IEEE 1394 devices. (Manufacturing option) 2 PC Card slot eject button Ejects the PC Card from the slot. 3 PC Card slot Connects to one Type II CardBus PC Card. 4 3-in-1 card reader Accepts MS, MMC and SD card. Note: The 3-in-1 card reader is a manufacturing option, subject to configuration. Only one card can operate at any given time. 5 Two USB 2.0 ports Connect to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 de
English 9 Rear view # Item Description 1 Power jack Connects to an AC adapter. 2 External display port Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). 3 100-pin port replicator Connects to an I/O port replicator, or connector Acer EasyPort expansion devices. (Manufacturing option) 4 Security keylock Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.
10 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Bottom view # Item Description 1 Cooling fan Helps keep the computer cool. Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. 2 Battery lock Locks the battery in place. 3 Memory compartment Houses the computer's main memory. 4 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured by a screw). 5AcerMedia bay Unlatches the AcerMedia drive for release latch removing the optical drive. (Only in TravelMate 4500) 6 AcerMedia bay Houses an AcerMedia drive
English 11 Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Performance Intel® Pentium® M Processor 705, 715, 725, 735, 745, 755, or Intel® Celeron® M Processor 320, 330 Intel® 855GME or 852GM chipset (manufacturing option) 256/512 MB of DDR333 SDRAM standard, upgradeable to 2048 MB with dual soDIMM modules 30 GB and above high-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI) power management system Internal removable optical drive (
12 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Connectivity Integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet connection (manufacturing option) Built-in 56Kbps fax/data modem Fast infrared wireless communication (manufacturing option) IEEE 1394 port (manufacturing option) Three Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports InviLink™ 802.11b/g or 802.11a/b/g dual-band tri-mode Wireless LAN (manufacturing option) Bluetooth® (manufacturing option) 100-pin port replicator connector (manufacturing option) S
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