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AcerPower 2100

User’s Guide

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History

EDITION

PART NUMBER

DATE

First Edition

 

May 1998

Copyright

Notice

Copyright © 1996, 1997, 1998 by Acer America Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer America Corporation.

Programs Copyright © 1996, 1997, 1998 Acer America Corporation.

All rights reserved.

Printed in U.S.A

Trademarks

Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

Windows, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, and DOS are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

 

Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Disclaimer

Acer and its suppliers make no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the

 

contents hereof and specifically disclaim any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

 

Further, Acer reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the contents hereof

without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes. Acer reserves the right

to make changes to the products described in

this manual at any time and without notice.

 

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Warranty/Limitation of Liability

Any software described in this manual is licensed "as is" and Acer and its suppliers disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to any warranty of non-infringementof third party rights, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Acer does not warrant that the operation of the software will be uninterrupted or error free. Should the programs prove defective, the buyer (and not Acer, its distributor, or its dealer) assumes the entire cost of all necessary service, repair, and any incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect in the software. Please see the Acer Limited Product Warranty for details of Acer’s limited warranty on hardware products. IN NO EVENT SHALL ACER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS OR DATA, EVEN IF ACER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Software License

Acer grants you a personal, non-transferable,non-exclusivelicense to use the software that accompanies your computer system only on a single computer. You may not (a) make copies of the software except for making one (1) backup copy of the software which will also be subject to this license, (b) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, translate or create derivative works based upon the software, (c) export orre-exportthe software to any person or destination which is not authorized to receive them under the export control laws and regulations of the United States,

(d) remove or alter in any way the copyright notices, or other proprietary legends that were on the software as delivered to you or (e) sublicense or otherwise make the software available to third parties. The software is the property of Acer or Acer’s supplier and you do not have and shall not gain any proprietary interest in the software (including any modifications or copies made by or for you) or any related intellectual property rights. Additional restrictions may apply to certain software titles. Please refer to any software licenses that accompany such software for details.

Join Us to Fight Against Piracy

The Acer Group has been implementing a policy to respect and protect legitimate intellectual property rights. Acer firmly believes that only when each and every one of us abides by such policy, can this industry provide quality service to the general public.

Acer has become a member of the Technology Committee of the Pacific Basin Economic Council which is encouraging the protection and enforcement of legitimate intellectual property rights worldwide. Moreover, in order to ensure quality service to all of our customers, Acer includes an operating system in Acer computer systems which is duly licensed by the legitimate proprietors and produced with quality.

Acer commits itself and urges all of its customers to join the fight against intellectual property piracy wherever it may occur. Acer will pursue the enforcement of intellectual property rights and will strive to fight against piracy.

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Acer Year 2000 Compliance Statement

This product, AcerPower 2100, is Year 2000-compliantand carries the "NSTL Hardware Tested Year 2000 Compliant" logo. This product has been tested both by Acer's internal test labs and NSTL using NSTL's YMARK2000 certification test. These tests certify that this product will successfully make the year 2000 transition.

For more details, check the Acer Year 2000 Resource Center at http://www.acer.com/year2000

DMI 2.0 Compliance Statement

This product, AcerPower 2100, has been fully tested and passed the DMI 2.0 conformance requirements.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

1.Read these instructions carefully. Save them for future reference.

2.Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.

3.Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.

4.Do not use this product near water.

5.Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product may fall, causing serious damage to the product.

6.Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom 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. This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register, or in a built-ininstallation unless proper ventilation is provided.

7.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.

8.This product is equipped with a 3-wiregrounding-typeplug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin. This plug will only fit into agrounding-typepower outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to replace the outlet. Do not defeat the purpose of thegrounding-typeplug.

9.Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where persons will walk on the cord.

10.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 15 amperes.

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11.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 on the product.

12.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.

13.Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

a.When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed

b.If liquid has been spilled into the product

c.If the product has been exposed to rain or water

d.If the product does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed. 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.

e.If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged

f.If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service

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14.Use only the proper type of power supply cord (provided in your keyboard/manual accessories box) for this unit. It should be a detachable type: UL listed/CSA certified, type SVT/SJT, rated 6A 125V minimum. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6 meters).

15.Replace battery with the same type as the product’s battery we recommend. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion. Refer battery replacement to a qualified technician.

The battery may explode if not handled properly. Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire. Keep away from children and dispose of used battery promptly.

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FCC Class B Radio Frequency

Interference Statement

Note:

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

1.Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

2.Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

3.Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

4.Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.

Notice 1:

The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

Notice 2:

Shielded interface cables, if any, must be used in order to comply with the emission limits.

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CD-ROMSafety Warning

DANGER

INVISIBLE RADIATION WHEN OPEN.

AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.

Caution on Lithium Batteries

CAUTION

Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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Table of Contents

 

Introduction

 

 

Overview ......................................................................................................................

2

 

About This Manual.......................................................................................................

3

Chapter 1 Getting Started

 

 

1.1 Preinstallation.....................................................................................................

1-1

 

1.1.1 Selecting a Site.............................................................................................

1-1

 

1.1.2 Unpacking Components ...............................................................................

1-1

 

1.2

Features ..............................................................................................................

1-2

 

1.2.1 Front Panel...................................................................................................

1-2

 

1.2.2 Rear Panel....................................................................................................

1-3

 

1.3

Connecting System Components .........................................................................

1-4

 

1.3.1 Connecting the Keyboard .............................................................................

1-4

 

1.3.2 Connecting the Monitor ...............................................................................

1-5

 

1.3.3 Connecting the Mouse..................................................................................

1-6

 

1.3.4 Connecting the Printer (Optional) ................................................................

1-7

 

1.3.5 Complete System Connections......................................................................

1-8

 

1.3.6 Connecting Multimedia Components (Optional)...........................................

1-9

 

1.3.6 Connecting to the Network .........................................................................

1-10

 

1.3.7 Connecting the Fax/Modem (Optional) ......................................................

1-11

 

1.3.8 Connecting USB Devices (Optional)...........................................................

1-12

 

1.4

Turning On Your Computer..............................................................................

1-13

 

1.5

Turning Off Your Computer .............................................................................

1-13

 

1.6

Troubleshooting ................................................................................................

1-14

 

1.7

Error Messages .................................................................................................

1-16

 

1.7.1 Software Error Messages ............................................................................

1-16

 

1.7.2 System Error Messages...............................................................................

1-16

 

1.7.3 Correcting Error Conditions .......................................................................

1-19

Chapter 2 System Board

 

 

2.1

Major Components..............................................................................................

2-2

 

2.2

Layout.................................................................................................................

2-4

 

2.3

Jumpers and Connectors .....................................................................................

2-5

 

2.3.1 Jumper and Connector Locations..................................................................

2-5

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