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TravelMate 530 series
Copyright © 2003 Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 530 series User’s guide Original Issue: February 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 and
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
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 button on the top left of your TravelMate. See page 3 for the location of the power switch. 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, Turn off Computer; then click Turn Off. Use the pow
English v Do not spill water or any other 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 the adapter to any other device. Do not step
vi 3 Use a soft cloth moistened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. 4 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 "Troubleshooting my computer" on page 47. 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 Left view 4 Right view 5 Rear view 6 Bottom view 8 Features 9 Indicators 11 Using the keyboard 13 Special keys 13 Touchpad 21 Touchpad basics 21 Storage 23 Hard disk 23 Optical drive 23 Using software 24 Audio 25 Adjusting the volume 25 Power management 26 Moving around with your TravelMate 27 Disconnecting from the desktop 27 Moving around 27
viii 3 Troubleshooting my computer 47 Frequently-asked questions 49 Requesting service 52 International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW) 52 Before you call 52 Appendix A Specifications 55 Appendix B Notices 61 Index 69 English
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 LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output. 2 Launch keys Special keys for launching internet browser, email program and frequently used programs. See “Launch Keys” on page 19 for more details. 3 Power Switch Turns on the computer power. 4 Touchpad Touch-sen
4 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 5 Click buttons (left, The left and right buttons function like the center and right) left and right mouse buttons; the center button serves as a 4-way scroll button. 6 Floppy disk drive (or Reads/writes data from/to the media. card reader, if installed) 7 Floppy eject button Ejects floppy disk. (N/A when card reader installed.) 8 Speakers Outputs sound. 9 Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. 10 Ke
English 5 # Item Description 2 Optical drive Lights up when the optical drive is active. indicator 3 Eject button Ejects the drive tray. 4 Emergency eject slot Ejects the drive tray when the computer is turned off. See page 50 for more details. Note: The positions of the Optical drive indicator, eject button and emergency eject hole may differ depending on the optical drive module installed. Right view # Item Description 1 Microphone/Line-in Accepts audio line-in devices(e.g., jack microp
6 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 3 PC card eject button Ejects the PC card from the slot. 4 PC card slots Accepts two type II or one type III PC cards. 5 Modem jack Connects to a phone line. 6 IEEE 1394 port Connects to an IEEE 1394 device. 7 Infrared port Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer, IR-aware computer). Rear view # Item Description 1 Security keylock Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. 2 Power jack Connects to
English 7 # Item Description 3 External display Connects to a display device (e.g., external port monitor, LCD projector). 4 Expansion port Connects to I/O port replicator or expansion devices (e.g., Acer EasyPort). 5 Parallel port Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel printer). 6 Network jack Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based network. 7 S-video Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. 8 USB ports Connects to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse, U
8 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Bottom view # Item Description 1 Cooling fan Helps keep the computer cool. Note: Don’t cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. 2 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 3 Battery release Unlatches the battery to remove the latches battery pack. 4 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk. 5Memory Houses the computer's main memory. compartment English
English 9 Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Performance Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor-M with 512 KB level 2 cache featuring the new Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep™ technology; or Mobile Intel® Celeron® Processor with 256 KB level 2 cache Standard 256MB DDR-266 SDRAM, upgradeable to 1 GB on dual soDIMM sockets Integrated 24x CD-ROM, 8x DVD-ROM or 24/10/8/24x DVD/CD-RW combo drive 20/30/40 GB or higher-capacity Ultra DMA-100 HDD Li-lon battery pack
10 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Connectivity High-speed fax/data modem port Ethernet/Fast Ethernet port USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports IEEE 1394 port Fast Infrared (FIR) port Docking port for port replicator Optional Invilink wireless LAN module Optional Integrated Bluetooth module Human-centric design and ergonomics 5 Launch keys, including Internet Browser and email and 3 user- programmable keys 4-way scroll button Sleek, smooth and stylish design Full-sized keyb
English 11 Indicators The computer has seven easy-to-read status icons below the display screen. Icon Function Description Power Lights green when the computer is on and lights orange when the computer is in Standby mode. Media activity Lights when the hard disk is active. Battery charge Lights green when the battery is being charged. Lights orange when the battery power is low and is being charged. Wireless Lights orange when the Wireless LAN Communication capabilities are enabled. (appl
12 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Icon Function Description Num lock Lights when Num Lock is activated. Scroll lock Lights when Scroll lock is activated. English
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