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TravelMate 370 series
Copyright © 2003 Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 370 series User’s guide Original Issue: September 2003 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 hereof
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 the power button on the left of the launch keys found above your TravelMate’s standard keyboard. See “Front open view” on page 3 for the location of the power button. To turn the power off, do any of the following: Use the Windows shutdown command For Windows 2000: Click on Start, Shut Down..., and select Shut down; then click on OK. - or - For Windows XP: Click on Start, T
English v Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture. Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer. Do not subject the computer to heavy shock and vibration. Do not expose the computer to dust and dirt. 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 th
vi Cleaning and servicing When cleaning the computer, follow these steps: Power off the computer and remove the battery pack. Disconnect the AC adapter. Use a soft cloth moistened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. To clean the display screen, use an LCD cleaning kit. 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 "Trouble
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 open view 3 Front view 5 Left view 6 Right view 7 Rear view 8 Bottom view 9 Features 10 Indicators 12 Using the keyboard 14 Special keys 14 Launch Keys 21 Touchpad 22 Touchpad basics 22 Storage 24 Hard disk 24 IEEE 1394 Optical drive 24 Using software 25 Audio 26 Adjusting the volume 26 Power management 27 Moving around with your TravelMate 28 Discon
BIOS Utility 45 Disk to Disk Recovery 46 3 Troubleshooting my computer 47 Frequently-asked questions 49 Troubleshooting tips 52 Error messages 53 Requesting service 54 International Travelers Warranty (ITW) 54 Before you call 54 Appendix A Specifications 57 Appendix B Notices 63 Index 73
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 open view # Item Description 1 Display screen Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output.
4 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 2 Status indicators LEDs (light-emitting diode) that turn on and off to show the status of the computer, its functions and components. 3 Power button Turns on the computer. 4 Launch keys Two special keys for frequently used programs. See “Launch Keys” on page 21 for more details. 5 Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. 6 Click buttons The left and right buttons function like the left and right mou
English 5 Front view # Item Description 1 Infrared port Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer, IR-aware computer). 2 Latch Latch for opening and closing the computer. 1 3 Reads cards from Memory Stick, MultiMedia, 3-in-1 card reader and Secure Digital cards. Notes: 1.Three-in-one card reader is a manufacturing option, subject to configuration. Only one card can operate at any given time.
6 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Left view # Item Description 1 Modem port Connects to a phone line. 2 Ethernet port Connects to an Ethernet 10/100- based network. 3 DC-in jack Connects the AC adapter. 4 USB 2.0 port Connects to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 5 IEEE 1394 port Connects to IEEE 1394 devices. 6 Headphone/ Speaker/ Line- Connects to headphones or other out jack line-out audio devices (speaker). English
English 7 # Item Description 7 Microphone/line-in jack Accepts input from external microphones, or other audio line-in devices (e.g. audio CD player, stereo walkman and etc.) 8 PC Card slot Accepts one Type II 16-bit PC Card or 32-bit CardBus PC Card. 9 Eject button Ejects the PC Card from the slot. Right view # Item Description 1 HDD Houses the computer’s hard disk. 2 USB 2.0 ports Connects to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).
8 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 3 Vantilation Slot Enables the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. 4 Security keylock Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Rear view # Item Description 1 External display Connects to a display device (e.g., external port monitor, LCD projector) and displays up to 16.7 million colors with 1024x768 pixel resolution. English
English 9 Bottom view # Item Description 1 RAM slot The slot that houses the computer's main memory. 2 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 3 Battery release latch Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack. 4 Vantilation Slot Enables the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use.
10 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Performance • Intel® Pentium® M Processor at 1.3 ~1.7 GHz or higher Intel 855GM chipset Memory upgradeable up to 2 GB with 2 slots High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk Li-ion main battery pack Power management system with ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface) Display Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) displaying 32- bit high color up to 1024 x 768 eX
English 11 Connectivity High-speed fax/data modem port Ethernet/Fast Ethernet port Fast infrared wireless communication Two USB 2.0 ports IEEE 1394 port InviLink 802.11b or 802.11 a/g wireless LAN (manufacturing optional) SD/MMC/MS memory slot (manufacturing optional) Human-centric design and ergonomics Internet 4-way scroll button Sleek, smooth and stylish design Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device Expansion One Type II CardBus PC Card slot Upgradeable memo
12 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Indicators The computer has seven easy-to-read status indicators on the display screen and three on the LCD panel. The Wireless, Power and Sleep status indicators are visible even when the display is closed. Icon Function Description Wireless Orange indicates that wireless LAN is enabled. Power Lights green when the power is on and standby mode. Sleep Lights when the computer enters Standby mode and blinks when it enters into or resumes from hibernation
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