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Veriton 3200

User’s guide

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Document

History

EDITION

PART NUMBER

DATE

First Edition

49.38H01.081

February 2001

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Copyright

Notice Copyright© 2001 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.

Printed in China.

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Trademarks

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

Windows Me and Windows 2000 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

PC-cillinis a trademark of Trend Micro, Incoporated.

Intel, Celeron, Pentium, and LANDesk are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.

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

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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 re-

 

visions or changes. Acer reserves the right to make changes to the products de-

 

scribed 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-infringe-ment of 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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Notices

FCC notice

This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This device 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 device does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the device off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

Increase the separation between the device and receiver

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

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

Notice: Shielded cables

All connections to other computing devices must be made using shielded cables to maintain compliance with FCC regulations.

Notice: Peripheral devices

Only peripherals (input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) certified to comply with the Class B limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation with noncertified peripherals is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception.

Caution! Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications Commission, to operate this computer.

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Use conditions

This part complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Notice: Canadian users

This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-CausingEquipment Regulations.

Remarque à l’intention des utilisateurs canadiens

Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respected toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.

Important safety instructions

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

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

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

3.Do not use this product near water.

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

5.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. 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-ininstallation unless proper ventilation is provided.

6.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.

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

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8.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.

9.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.

10.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.

11.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.

12.Replace the 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 serviceman.

13.Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not disassemble or dispose of them in fire. Keep them away from children and dispose of used batteries promptly.

14.Use only the proper type of power supply cord set (provided in your accessories box) for this unit. It should be a detachable type: UL listed/CSA certified, type SPT-2,rated 7A 125V minimum, VDE approved or its equivalent. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6 meters).

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Laser compliance statement

The CD-ROMdrive in this computer is a laser product. TheCD-ROMdrive’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 D’OUVERTURE. EVITTER TOUTE EXPOSITION AUX RAYONS.

LASER KLASSE 1

VORSICHT: UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG GEÖFFNET, NICHT DEM STRAHLL AUSSETZEN

PRODUCTO LÁSER DE LA CLASE I

ADVERTENCIA: RADIACIÓN LÁSER INVISIBLE AL SER ABIERTO. EVITE EXPONERSE A LOS RAYOS.

ADVARSEL: LASERSTRÅLING VEDÅBNING SE IKKE IND I STRÅLEN

VARO! LAVATTAESSA OLET ALTTINA LASERSÅTEILYLLE.VARNING: LASERSTRÅLNING NÅR DENNA DEL ÅR ÖPPNAD ÅLÅ TUIJOTA SÅTEESEENSTIRRA EJ IN I STRÅLEN

VARNING: LASERSTRÅLNING NAR DENNA DEL ÅR ÖPPNADSTIRRA EJ IN I STRÅLEN

ADVARSEL: LASERSTRÅLING NAR DEKSEL ÅPNESSTIRR IKKE INN I STRÅLEN

Lithium battery statement

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.

ADVARSEL!

Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Léver det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren.

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ADVARSEL

Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme batteritype eller en tilsvarende type anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten. Brukte batterier kasseres i henhold til fabrikantens instruksjoner.

VARNING

Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Anvãnd samma batterityp eller en ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera anvãnt batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion.

VAROITUS

Päristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu. Vaihda paristo ainoastaan laitevalmistajan suosittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo valmistajan ohjeiden mukaisesti.

VORSICHT!

Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller empfohlenem ähnlichen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach Angaben des Herstellers.

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1 First things first

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Package contents

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Taking care of your computer

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Important tips

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Cleaning and servicing

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Asking for technical assistance

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Accessing the online manual

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2 System tour

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Features

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Performance

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Multimedia

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Connectivity

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Front panel

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Rear panel

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Keyboard

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Programmable keys

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Internet/Suspend keys

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Multimedia keys

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Volume control/Mute

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Cursor keys

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Lock keys

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Windows keys

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Mouse

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Disk drives

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3.5-inchfloppy disk drive

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CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RWdrive

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Hard disk drive

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3 Setting up your computer

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Arranging a comfortable work area

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Adjusting your chair

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Positioning your Veriton PC

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Positioning your monitor

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Positioning your keyboard

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Positioning your mouse

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Connecting peripherals

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USB devices

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Monitor

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Contents

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Power cable

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Turning on your computer

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Turning off your computer

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Connecting options

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Printer

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Network

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Modem (optional)

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Multimedia devices

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4 Upgrading your computer

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Installation precautions

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ESD precautions

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Preinstallation instructions

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Post-installationinstructions

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Opening your computer

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To remove the top cover

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To reinstall the cover

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Internal components

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Replacing the hard disk

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Installing an expansion card

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System boards

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Mainboard layout

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Audio board

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Installing additional memory

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To remove a DIMM

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To install a DIMM

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To reconfigure your computer

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Upgrading the CPU

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To remove the CPU

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To install the upgrade CPU

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5 Software

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PC-cillin

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LDCM

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NTI CD-Maker 2000

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PowerDVD

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BIOS utility

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Reinstalling programs

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6 Q & A

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