- •Information for your safety and comfort
- •Safety instructions
- •Additional safety information
- •Operating environment
- •Medical devices
- •Potentially explosive environments
- •Emergency calls
- •Disposal instructions
- •Tips and information for comfortable use
- •Declaration of Conformity
- •First things first
- •Your guides
- •Basic care and tips for using your computer
- •Acer Empowering Technology
- •Empowering Technology password
- •Acer eNet Management
- •Acer ePower Management
- •Acer eAudio Management
- •Acer ePresentation Management
- •Acer eDataSecurity Management (for selected models)
- •Acer eLock Management
- •Acer eRecovery Management
- •Acer eSettings Management
- •Windows Mobility Center
- •Your Acer notebook tour
- •Top view
- •Closed front view
- •Left view
- •Right view
- •Rear view
- •Base view
- •Easy-launch buttons
- •Touchpad basics
- •Using the keyboard
- •Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad
- •Windows keys
- •Special keys
- •Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray
- •Using a computer security lock
- •Adjusting the volume
- •Using the system utilities
- •Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible)
- •Launch Manager
- •Norton Internet Security
- •Frequently asked questions
- •Requesting service
- •Battery pack
- •Battery pack characteristics
- •Installing and removing the battery pack
- •Charging the battery
- •Checking the battery level
- •Optimising battery life
- •Battery-low warning
- •Acer Arcade (for selected models)
- •Finding and playing content
- •Arcade controls
- •Make DVDs
- •Acer Arcade Deluxe (for selected models)
- •Remote control (for selected models)
- •Starting Acer Arcade Deluxe
- •DV Wizard
- •Taking your notebook PC with you
- •Disconnecting from the desktop
- •Moving around
- •Taking the computer home
- •Traveling with the computer
- •Traveling internationally with the computer
- •Securing your computer
- •Using a computer security lock
- •Using passwords
- •Expanding through options
- •Connectivity options
- •BIOS utility
- •Using software
- •Power management
- •Acer eRecovery Management
- •Create backup
- •Burn backup disc
- •Restore and recovery
- •Troubleshooting tips
- •Error messages
- •Regulations and safety notices
- •FCC notice
- •Modem notices
- •Laser compliance statement
- •LCD pixel statement
- •Macrovision copyright protection notice
- •Radio device regulatory notice
- •European Union (EU)
- •The FCC RF safety requirement
- •LCD panel ergonomic specifications
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Aspire 2920/2920Z/2420 Series User's Guide
Original Issue: 10/2007
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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.
CAUTION for plug as disconnecting device
Observe the following guidelines when connecting and disconnecting power to the power supply unit:
Install the power supply unit before connecting the power cord to the AC power outlet.
Unplug the power cord before removing the power supply unit from the computer.
If the system has multiple sources of power, disconnect power from the system by unplugging all power cords from the power supplies.
CAUTION for Accessibility
Be sure that the power outlet you plug the power cord into is easily accessible and located as close to the equipment operator as possible. When you need to disconnect power to the equipment, be sure to unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
CAUTION for Dummy Card of PCMCIA & Express Slot
Your computer shipped with plastic dummies installed in the PCMCIA & Express slot. Dummies protect unused slots from dust, metal object, or other particles. Save the dummy for use when no PCMCIA or Express Card is installed in the slot.
CAUTION for Listening
To protect your hearing, follow these instructions.
•Increase the volume gradually until you can hear clearly and comfortably.
•Do not increase the volume level after your ears have adjusted.
•Do not listen to music at high volumes for extended periods.
•Do not increase the volume to block out noisy surroundings.
•Decrease the volume if you can't hear people speaking near you.
•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
•Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or
•To avoid damage of internal components and to prevent battery leakage, do not place the product on a vibrating surface.
•Never use it under sporting, exercising, or any vibrating environment which will probably cause unexpected short current or damage rotor devices, HDD, Optical drive, and even exposure risk from lithium battery pack.
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
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
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.
Guidelines for safe battery usage
This notebook uses a
The full performance of a new battery is achieved only after two or three complete charge and discharge cycles. The battery can be charged and
discharged hundreds of times, but it will eventually wear out. When the operation time becomes noticeably shorter than normal, buy a new battery. Use only Acer approved batteries, and recharge your battery only with Acer approved chargers designated for this device.
Use the battery only for its intended purpose. Never use any charger or battery that is damaged. Do not
The capacity and lifetime of the battery will be reduced if the battery is left in hot or cold places, such as in a closed car in summer or winter. Always try to keep the battery between 15°C and 25°C (59°F and 77°F). A device with a hot or cold battery may not work temporarily, even when the battery is fully charged. Battery performance is especially limited in temperatures well below freezing.
Do not dispose of batteries in a fire as they may explode. Batteries may also explode if damaged. Dispose of batteries according to local regulations. Please recycle when possible. Do not dispose as household waste.
Wireless devices may be susceptible to interference from the battery, which could affect performance.
Potentially explosive environments
Switch off your device in any area with a potentially explosive atmosphere and obey all signs and instructions. Potentially explosive atmospheres include areas where you would normally be advised to turn off your vehicle engine. Sparks in such areas could cause an explosion or fire resulting in bodily injury or even death. Switch off the notebook near gas pumps at service stations. Observe restrictions on the use of radio equipment in fuel depots, storage and distribution areas; chemical plants; or where blasting operations are in progress. Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often, but not always, marked. They include below deck on boats, chemical transfer or storage facilities, vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas (such as propane or butane), and areas where the air contains chemicals or particles such as grain, dust or metal powders. Do not switch the notebook on when wireless phone use is prohibited or when it may cause interference or danger.
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.