Acer Veriton 6900PRO
Acer Veriton 6900 Desktop Motherboard
Part Numbers: MB.V3409.001, mb.v3409.001
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|I bought this PC to process video files - PERIOD! The necessity to have to fight with the embedded sound system is a nuisance, at the least! When it arrived, the SATA cable to the DVD drive was not connected. When you open the case.|
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Copyright 2006. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Veriton Series User's Guide Original Issue: 08 / 2006
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 and specifically disclaims the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Record the model number, serial number, purchase date, and place of purchase information in the space provided below. The serial number and model number are recorded on the label affixed to your computer. All correspondence concerning your unit should include the serial number, model number, and purchase information. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronically, mechanically, by photocopy, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated.
Veriton Series Desktop Computer
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Information for your safety and comfort
Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
Turning the product off before cleaning
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Do not use this product near water. Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product falls, it could be seriously damaged. Slots and openings are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register, or in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided. Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind onto or into the product. To avoid damage of internal components and to prevent battery leakage, do not place the product on a vibrating surface.
Using electrical power
This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or local power company. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where people will walk on the cord. If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the fuse rating. Do not overload a power outlet, strip or receptacle by plugging in too many devices. The overall system load must not exceed 80% of the branch
circuit rating. If power strips are used, the load should not exceed 80% of the power strip's input rating. This product's AC adapter is equipped with a three-wire grounded plug. The plug only fits in a grounded power outlet. Make sure the power outlet is properly grounded before inserting the AC adapter plug. Do not insert the plug into a non-grounded power outlet. Contact your electrician for details.
Warning! The grounding pin is a safety feature. Using a power outlet that is not properly grounded may result in electric shock and/or injury.
Note: The grounding pin also provides good protection from unexpected noise produced by other nearby electrical devices that may interfere with the performance of this product.
Use the product only with the supplied power supply cord set. If you need to replace the power cord set, make sure that the new power cord meets the following requirements: detachable type, UL listed/CSA certified, type SPT-2, rated 7 A 125 V minimum, VDE approved or its equivalent, 4.6 meters (15 feet) maximum length.
Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: the power cord or plug is damaged, cut or frayed
liquid was spilled into the product the product was exposed to rain or water the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service the product does not operate normally after following the operating instructions
Note: Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions, since improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition.
Replacing the battery pack
The notebook uses lithium batteries. Replace the battery with the same type as that which came bundled with your product. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not disassemble or dispose of them in fire. Keep them away from children. Follow local regulations when disposing of used batteries.
Telephone line safety
Disconnect all telephone lines from the equipment when not in use and/or before servicing. To avoid the remote risk of electric shock from lightning, do not connect the telephone line to this equipment during lightning or thunderstorms.
Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit http://global.acer.com/about/sustainability.htm.
For projectors or 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 information, check www.lamprecycle.org.
Tips and information for comfortable use
Computer users may complain of eyestrain and headaches after prolonged use. Users are also at risk of physical injury after long hours of working in front of a computer. Long work periods, bad posture, poor work habits, stress, inadequate working conditions, personal health and other factors greatly increase the risk of physical injury. Incorrect computer usage may lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tenosynovitis or other musculoskeletal disorders. The following symptoms may appear in the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck or back:
Developing good work habits
Develop the following work habits to make your computer use more relaxing and productive: Take short breaks regularly and often.
Perform some stretching exercises. Breathe fresh air as often as possible. Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy body.
Warning! We do not recommend using the computer on a couch or bed. If this is unavoidable, work for only short periods, take breaks regularly, and do some stretching exercises.
Note: For more information, please refer to Regulations and safety notices on page 89 in the AcerSystem User's Guide.
Safety instructions Disposal instructions Tips and information for comfortable use
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Acer Empowering Technology
Empowering Technology password Acer eSettings Management Acer eLock Management Acer eDataSecurity Management Acer ePerformance Management Acer eAcoustics Management Using Acer eAcoustics Management Acer eAcoustics Management Main Page Acer eRecovery Management
1 First things first
Specifications Package contents Accessing the User's Guide
2 System tour
Performance Multimedia Connectivity
Front panel Rear panel Keyboard
Internet/Email/Search keys Multimedia keys Volume control/mute keys Lock keys Cursor keys Windows keys Function keys Palm rest
Optical drive Hard disk
Taking care of your CDs and DVDs
3 Setting up your computer
Arranging a comfortable work area
Adjusting your chair Positioning your PC Positioning your monitor Positioning your keyboard Positioning your mouse Connecting your mouse and keyboard USB interface PS/2 interface Connecting a monitor Connecting the power cable
Turning on your computer Turning off your computer Connecting options
Connecting your printer Connecting the modem (optional) Connecting to the network Connecting multimedia devices Connecting USB devices
4 Upgrading your computer
ESD precautions Preinstallation instructions Post-installation instructions
Opening your computer 3900Pro Opening your Veriton 5900Pro
To remove the computer cover To replace the computer cover To remove the computer cover To replace the computer cover To remove the side panel
Opening your Veriton 6900Pro/7900Pro
Upgrading your computer
To replace the side panel Installing additional memory To remove a DDR2 DIMM To install a DDR2 DIMM To reconfigure your computer Replacing the Veriton 3900Pro's hard disk Installing an expansion card Replacing the Veriton 5900Pro's hard disk Installing an expansion card Replacing the Veriton 69/7900Pro's hard disk Installing an expansion card
5 System utilities
Adobe Reader NTI CD&DVD-Maker (for models with CD or DVD Burner) PowerDVD (for models with DVD) BIOS utility Reinstalling programs Recovering your system Using backup (Windows XP only)
How do I open and watch a DVD?
Disk defragmenter (Windows XP only)
How do I defragment my hard drive?
How do I back up files from my hard drive?
6 Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
Appendix A: Regulations and safety notices 89
ENERGY STAR guidelines compliance FCC notice Modem notices Laser compliance statement Macrovision copyright protection notice Radio device regulatory notice General 94
European Union (EU) The FCC RF safety requirement Canada Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210) Federal Communications Comission Declaration of Conformity Declaration of Conformity for CE marking
Acer's innovative Empowering Technology makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer desktop.
Acer's innovative Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer computer. Displayed by default in the upper-right corner of your screen, it features the following handy utilities:
Acer eSettings Management accesses system information and adjusts settings easily. Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media and interfaces. Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms. Acer ePerformance Management improves system performance by optimizing disk space, memory and registry settings. Acer eAcoustics Management offers a useful tool to balance your computing power needs with your desired level of quietness. Acer eRecovery Management backs up and recovers data flexibly, reliably and completely. Acer eProtection Management provides exceptional protection against viruses and other malware.
For more information, right click on the Empowering Technology toolbar, then select the Help or Tutorial function.
Empowering Technology password
Before using Acer eLock Management and Acer eRecovery Management, you must initialize the Empowering Technology password. Right-click on the Empowering Technology toolbar and select "Password Setup" to do so. If you do not initialize the Empowering Technology password, you will be prompted to do so when running Acer eLock Management or Acer eRecovery Management for the first time.
Acer ePerformance Management
Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of your Acer computer. It provides an express optimization method to release unused memory and disk space quickly. The user can also enable advanced options for full control over the following options:
Memory optimization releases unused memory and check usage. Disk optimization removes unneeded items and files. Speed optimization improves the usability and performance of your Windows XP system.
Acer eAcoustics Management
Acer eAcoustics Management offers you a useful tool to balance your computing power needs with your desired level of quietness. By reducing the processor speed for tasks that require less processing, the CPU and system fans can run slower, thus reducing the amount of sound generated by these components.
Using Acer eAcoustics Management
To launch Acer eAcoustics Management:
Click on the Acer eAcoustics Management icon in the Empowering Technology toolbar shown on your desktop. From the Start menu, go to (All) Programs > Acer Empowering Technology > Acer eAcoustics Management.
This will open the Acer eAcoustics Management main page.
Acer eAcoustics Management Main Page
Listed on the main page are two options for Acer eAcoustics Management, labeled as Quiet and Professional. Select the mode that suits your working requirements best, and exit the utility to apply the settings.
Use this mode for tasks that require low processing power, like word processing, Web browsing, and instant messaging. This mode creates the lowest audio disturbance.
Use this mode for processing-intensive tasks, when you require full-speed operation.
Acer eRecovery Management
Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer. The Acer eRecovery Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on your system's hard drive. By default, user-created backups are stored on the D:\ drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with: Password protection. Recovery of applications and drivers. Image/data backup: Back up to HDD (set recovery point). Back up to CD/DVD. Recover from a hidden partition (factory defaults). Recover from the HDD (most recent user-defined recovery point). Recover from CD/DVD.
Image/data recovery tools:
Note: If your computer did not come with a Recovery CD or System CD, please use Acer eRecovery Management's "System backup to optical disk" feature to burn a backup image to CD or DVD. To ensure the best results when recovering your system using a CD or Acer eRecovery Management, detach all peripherals (except the external Acer ODD, if your computer has one), including your Acer ezDock.
This chapter describes the system specifications and contents of your computer package.
Operating system Platform Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Intel Celeron with 533 MHz FSB Intel Celeron D with 533 MHz FSB Intel Pentium 4 with 533/800 MHz FSB Intel Pentium D with 800/1066 MHz FSB Chipset System memory Intel Q965 Express Dual channels supported on four DIMMs Supporting up to 4 GB of DDR2 533/667/800 RAM Drives Veriton 3900Pro: External 5.25" drive bays 3.5" drive bays Veriton 5900Pro: Two external 5.25" drive bays Three 3.5" drive bays (two internal, one external) Veriton 6900Pro: Two external 5.25" drive bays Six 3.5" drive bays (four internal, two external) Veriton 7900Pro: Three external 5.25" drive bays Six 3.5" drive bays (four internal, two external) Network interface I/O interface Marvell 88E8056 with Gigabit Ethernet Intel 82566 DM Gigabit Ethernet Controller Optional PCI modem Two PS/2 ports 9-pin serial port 25-pin parallel port Eight USB 2.0 ports Ethernet (RJ-45) port VGA port Six audio jacks I/O expansion Two PCI slots PCI Express x1 slot PCI Express x16 slot
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 (Intel GMA 3000) with Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT) support Realtek ALC888 with embedded Intel HDA CODEC PS/2 or USB multimedia keyboard Choice of Acer CRT or LCD monitors Lock pad and intrusion alert Veriton 3900Pro Series: 345 (H) x 101.3 (W) x 414.7 (D) mm Veriton 5900Pro Series: 370 (H) x 130.2 (W) x 435 (D) mm Veriton 6900Pro Series: 370 (H) x 183 (W) x 450 (D) mm Veriton 7900Pro Series: 450 (H) x 187 (W) x 495 (D) mm
Audio Keyboard Monitor Security Housing
Acer Empowering Technology Acer eSettings Management Acer eLock Management Acer eDataSecurity Management Acer ePerformance Management Acer eAcoustics Management Acer eRecovery Management
PC2001 SMBIOS (DMI) 2.3.1 PCI 2.3 WFM 2.0 ACPI 2.0 Microsoft OnNow ENERGY STAR MacroVision
Power supply Certification
300W FCC, CE, C-tick, BSMI, VCCI, CCC, cUL, UL, Nemko, GS (TUV), ENERGY STAR
Note: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.
Before you unpack your computer, make sure that you have enough space to set up your computer. Carefully unpack the carton and remove the contents. If any of the following items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately: Veriton series Items contained in the accessory box USB or PS/2 keyboard USB or PS/2 mouse
User's Guide and installation poster Other user documentation and third-party software
Accessing the User's Guide
The keyboard has full-sized keys that include separate cursor keys, two Windows keys, four multimedia keys, and 12 function keys. For information on how to connect your keyboard, see "Connecting your mouse and keyboard" on page 41.
No. 9 11
Description Sleep button Multimedia keys e (Scroll Lock) key Cursor keys Windows logo key Function keys
Description Internet/Email/Search keys Volume control/mute keys Num Lock key Application key Caps Lock key
Key Web browser Email Search
Description Launches your current default browser. Launches your email application. Opens a search window.
Allow you to conveniently play, pause, stop, advance or rewind a song or movie using your keyboard.
Key Backward Play/pause Stop Forward
Description Press to skip backward to the previous track or video file. Press to start playing the audio track or video file. Press again to pause. Press to stop playing the audio track or video file. Press to skip forward to the next track or video file.
Volume control/mute keys
Key Volume up Volume down Mute
Description Press to increase audio volume. Press to decrease audio volume. Toggle sound on/off.
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off to switch between functions.
e (Scroll Lock) When "e" is activated, press to run Acer Empowering Technology. When "Scroll Lock" is activated, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up arrow or down arrow, respectively. Num Lock When activated, the keypad is set to numeric mode, i.e., the keys function as a calculator (complete with arithmetic operators such as +, -, * and /). When activated, all alphabetic characters typed appear in uppercase (same function as pressing Shift + <letter>).
Note: Scroll Lock may not work with some applications.
The cursor keys, also called the arrow keys, let you move the cursor around the screen. They serve the same function as the arrow keys on the numeric keypad when the Num Lock is toggled off.
Note: When a VGA card is added to the PCI Express slot, the monitor should be connected to the add-on card and the onboard VGA will be disabled.
Note: Refer to the monitor manual for additional instructions and information.
Connecting the power cable
Caution: Before you proceed, check the voltage range in your area. Make sure that it matches your computer's voltage setting. If they don't match, change your computer's voltage setting according to your area's voltage range. Set the voltage selector switch to the voltage range applicable to your area (a). Plug the power cable into the power cable socket located on the rear panel of your computer (b). Then plug the other end of the power cable into a power outlet (c).
Turning on your computer
After connecting the necessary peripherals and plugging in the power cable, you are now ready to turn the computer on and get to work. To turn on your computer: Turn on all peripherals connected to your computer, such as the monitor, printer, speakers, etc. On the front panel of your computer, press the Power button.
Important: Make sure that the power cable is properly plugged into an electrical outlet. If you are using a power strip or an AVR (Auto-Voltage Regulator), make sure that it is plugged in and turned on.
Turning off your computer
To turn off your computer, follow the steps below. For Windows XP: On the Windows XP taskbar, click on the Start button, and click Turn Off Computer, then click Turn Off. Turn off all peripherals connected to your computer.
If you cannot shut down your computer normally, press and hold the power button for at least four seconds. Quickly pressing the button may put the computer in suspend mode only.
Connecting your printer
Your computer supports parallel, serial and USB printers. To connect a parallel printer, plug the printer cable into the parallel port (burgundy port) located on the rear panel of your computer.
Note: The printer shown below is for your reference only. Actual device model may vary by country.
Note: If you are using a serial printer, connect the printer cable into the serial port located on the rear panel of your computer. In the same manner, connect a USB printer by plugging the printer cable into any of the USB ports located on the front and rear panels.
To replace the computer cover
1 Align the covers hinges to the housing frame; then gently push it in to slide it back into place. Secure the cover with thumbscrews.
Opening your Veriton 5900Pro
Caution! Before you proceed, make sure that you have turned off your computer and all peripherals connected to it. Read the "Preinstallation instructions" on page 53. You need to open your computer before you can install additional components. See the following section for instructions:
3 Turn off your computer and unplug all cables. Place your computer on a flat, steady surface. Turn the thumbscrews counterclockwise with your fingers to release the cover. a b Hold the cover with both hands. Slide it back about an inch and then gently lift it upward to detach it.
Align the cover to the housing frame and then push it in to slide it back into place. Secure the cover with the thumbscrews you released earlier.
Opening your Veriton 6900Pro/ 7900Pro
To remove the side panel
Turn off your computer and unplug all cables. Place your computer on a flat, steady surface. Turn the screws counterclockwise with your fingers to release the cover. Hold right panel (from rear view) with both hands. Slide it back about an inch and then gently pull it outward to detach it.
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To replace the side panel
Align the side panel's hinges to the housing frame and then push it in to slide it back into place. Secure the side panels with the two screws.
Certain components of your computer are upgradeable, such as the memory, the hard disk, the CPU and the expansion cards. You need to observe the "Installation precautions" on page 53 when installing or removing a computer component. However, for safety purposes, we do not recommend that you perform these upgrades yourself. If you want to replace or upgrade any of these components, contact your dealer or a qualified service technician for assistance.
Note: The mainboard model shown in the following figures may not be exactly the same as the one found in your computer.
Installing additional memory
The four 240-pin sockets on the mainboard support Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM)-type DIMMs. You may install 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB or 1 GB DIMMs for a maximum memory capacity of 4 GB. (see note) The DDR2 DIMMs require 1.8 volts. You can install PC2 3200/DDR2 400, or PC2 4200/DDRmodules in the DDR2 DIMM sockets. Contact your dealer for qualified DIMM vendors. Each DDR2 DIMM socket is independent from the other. This independence allows you to install DDR2 DIMMs with different capacities to form different configurations.
Note: DDR2 667/800, 4 DIMM slots, expandable to 4 GB dualchannel memory
To remove a DDR2 DIMM
Note: The DDR2 DIMM has only one notch located toward the center of the module. Remove the side panel. Locate the DDR2 DIMM socket on the mainboard.
Note: Make sure that the other ends of the disk cables are securely connected to their corresponding connectors on the mainboard. Reinstall the metal bracket frame to the housing. Replace the computer cover.
To install an expansion card: 3 Remove the computer cover. Locate an empty PCI Express or PCI slot on the mainboard. Remove the bracket lock that holds the bracket to the computer. Save the lock.
Pull out the bracket on the housing opposite the selected empty slot. Remove the expansion card from its protective packaging. Align the card in the empty bracket and then insert it into the slot. Make sure that the card is properly seated. Secure the card to your computer with the bracket lock you removed earlier.
Replace the computer cover.
When you turn on the computer, BIOS automatically detects and assigns resources to the newly installed devices.
Replacing the Veriton 6900Pro/7900Pro's hard disk
Follow these steps to replace your computer's hard disk: Remove the side panel. Detach the power and hard disk cables from the hard disk(a). Detach the hard disk from the drive frame (b).
Insert the new hard disk into the frame (a). Connect the power and hard disk cables to the new hard disk (b).
Note: Make sure that the other ends of the disk cables are securely connected to their corresponding connectors on the mainboard. 4 Replace the side panel. See "To replace the side panel" on page 59.
To install an expansion card: Remove the side panel (see page 58). Locate an empty PCI Express or PCI slot on the mainboard. Remove the lock that holds the bracket to the computer. Pull out the bracket on the housing opposite the selected empty slot. Remove the expansion card from its protective packaging. Align the card with the empty bracket and then insert it into the slot. Make sure that the card is properly seated. Secure the card to your computer with the bracket lock you removed earlier. Replace the side panel. See "To replace the side panel" on page 59.
This chapter describes applications that are preinstalled on your computer.
71 Depending on the hardware and optional features installed in your computer, your system came bundled with several program utilities designed to streamline your computer's operations. These utilities may include any of the following: Adobe Reader NTI CD-Maker PowerDVD BIOS utility Acer Empowering Technology
When PowerDVD opens, simply press the play button
For more information about Cyberlink PowerDVD and its other features, refer to the PowerDVD Help menu.
The BIOS utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer's Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). Since most computers are already properly configured and optimized, there is no need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems and get the "Run Setup" message, you will need to run this utility.
Note: Before you run BIOS, make sure that you have saved all open files. The computer reboots immediately after you exit Setup. To run the BIOS utility, press the Del key on your keyboard during computer boot up.
If you uninstall one of the preinstalled programs and want to reinstall it, do the following: Make sure that the system is turned on. Insert the System CD into the CD or DVD drive. Select the application that you want to reinstall. Follow all onscreen instructions until you finish the installation.
Recovering your system
If your operating system files are lost or damaged, the recovery process will restore your system's original factory default settings or last system backup. Your Veriton series computer includes an OBR(One Button Recovery) button, a feature that makes restoring your system quick and easy. OBR works from a hidden partition on your hard drive that contains all the information required to restore your system. There are two modes to recovery your system. One is from systems original settings and another is from system backup. You can press Alt + F10 after the BIOS finishes running the Power On Self Test (POST).
Warning: Initiating the recovery operation while the operating system is running will result in abnormal shutdown and may make your current OS unstable or unusable.
After the POST runs, Press Alt + F10 combine key during BIOS to enter hidden partition. This utility has same password protection with Acer eRecovery. Follow all onscreen instructions.
You can also follow the steps below: Locate the OBR button. Press the button. You can change the password in Acer eRecovery.
When Disk Defragmenter opens, select a drive/volume and click Analyze. The system will quickly examine the volume and determine whether or not it needs to be defragmented. For more information about Disk Defragmenter, refer to Windows XP help.
This chapter tells you what to do in case your computer is not working properly. However, if a more serious problem arises, contact your dealer or the technical support center (www.acersupport.com) for assistance.
The following questions indicate possible situations that may arise during the use of your computer and each is followed by easy answers and solutions.
I pressed the power switch but the system did not boot up.
Check the LED located above the power switch. If the LED is not lit, no power is being applied to the system. Try the following: Check if the voltage selector switch located on the rear panel of the computer is set to the correct voltage. Check if you properly plugged the power cable into an electrical outlet. If you are using a power strip or AVR, make sure it is plugged in and turned on. Is a nonbootable (nonsystem) diskette in the floppy drive? If yes, remove or replace it with a system diskette and press <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del> to restart your computer. The operating system files may be damaged or missing. Insert the startup disk you created during Windows setup into the floppy drive and press <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del> to restart your computer. This will automatically diagnose your system and make necessary fixes. However, if the diagnostic utility still reports a problem, then you may have to perform the recovery process to restore your system to its original default factory settings.
If the LED is lit, check the following:
Note: For more information about recovering your system, see "Acer eRecovery Management" on page 11.
Nothing appears on the screen.
Your computer's power management function automatically blanks the screen to save power. Just press any key to turn the display back on. If pressing a key does not work, you can restart your computer. If restarting your computer does not work, contact your dealer or technical support center for assistance.
The printer does not work.
Do the following: Make sure the printer is connected to a power outlet and that it is turned on. Make sure the printer cable is connected securely to the system's parallel or USB port and the corresponding port on the printer. See "Connecting your printer" on page 45 for more information. For additional information concerning the printer, refer to the printer's documentation.
No sound comes out from the computer.
Check the following: The volume may be muted. Look for the Volume icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click on the icon and deselect the Mute option. You can also press the volume control/mute knob on your USB keyboard to toggle from mute to sound on. If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to the lineout jack of your computer, the internal or built-in speakers are automatically turned off.
Notice for Australia
For safety reasons, only connect headsets with a telecommunications compliance label. This includes customer equipment previously labelled permitted or certified.
Notice for New Zealand
1 The grant of a Telepermit for any item of terminal equipment indicates only that Telecom has accepted that the item complies with minimum conditions for connection to its network. It indicates no endorsement of the product by Telecom, nor does it provide any sort of warranty. Above all, it provides no assurance that any item will work correctly in all respects with another item of Telepermitted equipment of a different make or model, nor does it imply that any product is compatible with all of Telecom's network services. This equipment is not capable, under all operating conditions, of correct operation at the higher speeds for which it is designed. Telecom will accept no responsibility should difficulties arise in such circumstances. Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's Telepermit requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC) associated with this device. The associated equipment shall be set to operate within the following limits for compliance with Telecom's Specifications: a b There shall be no more than 10 call attempts to the same number within any 30 minute period for any single manual call initiation, and The equipment shall go on-hook for a period of not less than 30 seconds between the end of one attempt and the beginning of the next call attempt.
Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's Telepermit requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC) associated with this device. In order to operate within the limits for compliance with Telecom's specifications, the associated equipment shall be set to ensure that automatic calls to different numbers are spaced such that there is not less than 5 seconds between the end of one call attempt and the beginning of another. This equipment shall not be set up to make automatic calls to Telecom's 111 Emergency Service. This device is equipped with pulse dialing while the Telecom standard is DTMF tone dialing. There is no guarantee that Telecom lines will always continue to support pulse dialing. Use of pulse dialing, when this equipment is connected to the same line as other equipment, may give rise to bell tinkle or noise and may also cause a false answer condition. Should such problems occur, the user should NOT contact the telecom Fault Service. This equipment may not provide for the effective hand-over of a call to another device connected to the same line. Under power failure conditions this appliance may not operate. Please ensure that a separate telephone, not dependent on local power, is available for emergency use.
Laser compliance statement
The CD or DVD drive used with this computer is a laser product. The CD or DVD drive's classification label (shown below) is located on the drive. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT CAUTION: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM. APPAREIL A LASER DE CLASSE 1 PRODUIT LASERATTENTION: RADIATION DU FAISCEAU LASER INVISIBLE EN CAS DOUVERTURE. EVITTER TOUTE EXPOSITION AUX RAYONS. LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE LASER KLASSE 1 VORSICHT: UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG GEFFNET NICHT DEM STRAHLL AUSSETZEN PRODUCTO LSER DE LA CLASE I ADVERTENCIA: RADIACIN LSER INVISIBLE AL SER ABIERTO. EVITE EXPONERSE A LOS RAYOS. ADVARSEL: LASERSTRLING VEDBNING SE IKKE IND I STRLEN. VARO! LAVATTAESSA OLET ALTTINA LASERSTEILYLLE. VARNING: LASERSTRLNING NR DENNA DEL R PPNAD L TUIJOTA STEESEENSTIRRA EJ IN I STRLEN VARNING: LASERSTRLNING NAR DENNA DEL R PPNADSTIRRA EJ IN I STRLEN ADVARSEL: LASERSTRLING NAR DEKSEL PNESSTIRR IKKE INN I STRLEN
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