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TravelMate 2430 Series
Copyright © 2005. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 2430 Series User's Guide Original Issue: December 2005 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 hereof an
iii 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. USA For electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display: Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state or federal laws. For more information, contact the Electronic Industries Alliance at www.eiae.org. For lamp-specific disposal infor
iv First things first We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. Your guides To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides: First off, the Just for Starters... poster helps you get started with setting up your computer. The printed User's Guide introduces you to the basic features and functions of your new computer. For more on how your computer can help you to be more productive, please refer to the Ace
v 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
vi 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.
Disposal instructions iii First things first iv Your guides iv Basic care and tips for using your computer iv Turning your computer on and off iv Taking care of your computer v Taking care of your AC adapter v Taking care of your battery pack vi Cleaning and servicing vi Your Acer notebook tour 1 Front view 1 Closed front view 2 Left view 3 Right view 4 Rear view 4 Base view 5 Specifications 6 Indicators 9 Easy-launch buttons 10 Touchpad 11 Touchpad basics 11 Using the keyboard 13 Lock keys and
Special considerations 29 Setting up a home office 29 Traveling with the computer 29 Preparing the computer 29 What to take with you 29 Special considerations 30 Traveling internationally with the computer 30 Preparing the computer 30 What to bring with you 30 Special considerations 30 Securing your computer 31 Using a computer security lock 31 Using passwords 31 Entering passwords 32 Setting passwords 32 Expanding through options 33 Connectivity options 33 Fax/data modem 33 Built-in network fea
General 51 European Union (EU) 51 The FCC RF safety requirement 52 Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210) 53 Federal Communications Comission Declaration of Conformity 54 Declaration of Conformity for CE Marking 55 Index 56
English 1 Your Acer notebook tour After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster, let us show you around your new Acer notebook. Front view # Item Description 1 Display screen Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output. 2 Microphone Internal microphone for sound recording. 3 Keyboard For entering data into your computer. 4 Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer.
2 # Item Description 5 Click buttons The left and right buttons function like the left and (left, center right mouse buttons; the center button serves as a 4-way and right) scroll button. 6 Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. 7 Status Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the indicators status of the computer's functions and components. 8 Easy-launch Buttons for launching frequently used programs. buttons See "Easy-launch buttons" on
English 3 # Icon Item Description 6 Line-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman). 7 Microphone-in jack Accepts input from external microphones. 8 Headphones/speaker/ Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., line-out jack speakers, headphones). 9 USB 2.0 port Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 10 Latch Locks and releases the lid. Left view # Icon Item Description 1 Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs 2 LED i
4 Right view # Icon Item Description 1 PC Card slot Ejects the PC Card from the slot. eject button 2 PC Card slot Accepts one Type II PC Card. 3 Two USB 2.0 Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB ports mouse, USB camera). 4 Ethernet (RJ- Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based 45) port network. 5 Modem (RJ-11) Connects to a phone line. port 6 Ventilation Enable the computer to stay cool, even after slots prolonged use. Rear view # Icon Item Description 1 DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter. 2 Ex
English 5 Base view # Item Description 1 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws). 2 Battery release latch Releases the battery for removal. 3 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 4 Battery lock Locks the battery in position. 5 Cooling fan Helps keep the computer cool. Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. 6 Memory compartment Houses the computer's main memory and Mini PCI Card.
6 Specifications ® Operating • Genuine Windows XP Home Edition system ® • Genuine Windows XP Professional ® ® Platform • Intel Pentium M processor 735A (2 MB L2 cache, 1.70 GHz, 400 MHz FSB) ® ® • Intel Celeron M processor 370/380/390 (1 MB L2 cache, 1.50/1.60/1.70 GHz, 400 MHz FSB) ® • SiS M661MX / 963L / 302ELV (LVDS) chipset System memory 256/512 MB of DDR 333 MHz memory, upgradeable to 2 GB using two soDIMM modules Display and • 15" XGA color TFT LCD with 1024 x 768 pixel graphics re
English 7 ™ Input devices • 88-/89-key Acer FineTouch keyboard , 2.7 mm (minimum) key travel, international launguage support • Touchpad with 4-way scroll button ® • 12 function keys, four cursor keys, two Windows keys, hotkey controls, embedded numeric keypad • Six easy-launch buttons: Empowering Key, email, ® Internet, WLAN, Bluetooth , user-programmable button ® • Two front-access LED-buttons: WLAN, Bluetooth Audio • Audio system with two built-in speakers • MS Sound compatible ® Communi
8 Options and • 256/512 MB or 1 GB DDR SDRAM soDIMM modules accessories • Li-ion battery pack • 65 W AC adapter Environment • Temperature: - Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C - Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C • Humidity (non-condensing): - Operating: 20% to 80% - Non-operating: 20% to 80% ® System • Wi-Fi compliance • ACPI 1.0b • Mobile PC 2001 • DMI 2.0 Warranty One-year International Travelers Warranty (ITW) Note: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The exact configuration of your
English 9 Indicators The computer has seven easy-to-read status indicators, including four on the front panel. The power, battery and wireless communication status indicators are visible even when the LCD display is closed. Icon Function Description Caps Lock Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. Num Lock Lights up when Num Lock is activated. HDD Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Power Indicates the computer's power status. Battery Indicates the computer's batttery status. B
10 Easy-launch buttons Located above the keyboard are four buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are: mail, Web browser, Empowering Key < > and one user-programmable button. Press < > to run the Acer Empowering Technology. Please see "Acer eManager" on page 19. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. See "Launch Manager" o
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