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740-e.book Page i Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM
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740-e.book Page ii Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM Copyright © 2001. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. TravelMate 740 series User’s guide Original Issue: July 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 expressed or
740-e.book Page iii Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM 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
740-e.book Page iv Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM 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 along with other documents included with your package which contain important reminders and updates. So, please read through it. For more information about our products,
740-e.book Page v Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM v Note: If you cannot power off the computer normally, press and hold the power switch for more than four seconds to shut down 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.
740-e.book Page vi Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM 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 at all possible. Cleaning and servicing When cleaning the computer, follow these steps: 1 Power off the co
740-e.book Page vii Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM 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 12 Special keys 12 Touchpad 18 Touchpad basics 18 Storage 20 Hard disk 20 AcerMedia drive 20 Using software 21 Audio 22 Adjusting the volume 22 Power management 23 Moving around with your TravelMat
740-e.book Page viii Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM viii 3 Troubleshooting my computer 43 Frequently-asked questions 45 Troubleshooting tips 49 Error messages 50 Requesting service 52 International Traveler’s Warranty (ITW) 52 Before you call 52 Appendix A Specifications 55 Appendix B Notices 61 Index 69
740-e.book Page 1 Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM 1 Getting to know your TravelMate
740-e.book Page 2 Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM 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.
740-e.book Page 3 Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM 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 Click buttons (left, The left and right buttons function like the center and right) left
740-e.book Page 4 Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM 4 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 5 Fingerprint Identifies the authorized fingerprint, in recognition sensor order for the user to gain access to the computer. 6 Keyboard Inputs data into your computer. 7 Status indicators LEDs (light-emitting diode) that turn on and off to show the status of the computer, its functions and components. Left view # Item Description 1 Infrared port Interfaces with infrared de
740-e.book Page 5 Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM 5 # Item Description 6 Speaker/ Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., Headphone-out jack speakers, headphones). 7 Line-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman). 8 Microphone-in jack Accepts a mono/stereo condenser microphone. 9 Volume control Controls the volume of the speakers. 10 Floppy drive Internal diskette drive, accepts 3.5-inch floppy diskettes. 11 Floppy disk eject Push this button to eject t
740-e.book Page 6 Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM 6 1 Getting to know your TravelMate # Item Description 2 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 3 AcerMedia drive Houses a removable media drive module. 4 AcerMedia indicator Lights up when the AcerMedia drive is active. 5 Eject button Ejects the drive tray. 6 Emergency eject slot Ejects the drive tray when the computer is turned off. See page 46 for more details. 7 Security keylock Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer secu
740-e.book Page 7 Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM 7 # Item Description 4 Serial port Connects to a serial device (e.g., serial mouse). 5 Parallel port Connects to a parallel device (e.g., parallel printer). 6 Network jack Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based network 7 External display Connects to a display device (e.g., external port monitor, LCD projector) and displays up to 64K colors at 1280x1024 resolution. 8 USB ports (two) Connect to Universal Serial Bus devices (e.g., USB mouse, US
740-e.book Page 8 Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM 8 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Bottom view # Item Description 1 AcerMedia bay Houses an AcerMedia drive module. 2 Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. 3 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured by a screw). 4 Battery release latch Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack. 5Memory Houses the computer's main memory. compartment 6 Mini docking Connects to DockMate V mini docking connector station. 7 AcerM
740-e.book Page 9 Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM 9 Features Below is a brief summary of the computer’s many features: Performance Intel® Pentium® III processor-M with 512 KB level 2 cache and Intel® SpeedStep™ technology support 64-bit memory bus AcerMedia bay (removable DVD drive or DVD/CD-RW combo drive) Built-in floppy drive High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk Li-Ion main battery pack Power management system with ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface) Display
740-e.book Page 10 Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM 10 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Connectivity High-speed fax/data modem port Fast infrared wireless communication USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports Ethernet/Fast Ethernet port Optional Bluetooth wireless communication feature Optional InviLink 802.11b wireless LAN Human-centric design and ergonomics Internet scroll key Sleek, smooth and stylish design Full-sized keyboard Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device Exp
740-e.book Page 11 Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM 11 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 hibernation mode. Media Activity Lights wh
740-e.book Page 12 Monday, July 23, 2001 3:40 PM 12 1 Getting to know your TravelMate Using the keyboard The full-sized keyboard includes an embedded numeric 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-
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