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Veriton 3600 series

User’s guide

Copyright © 2003 Acer Incorporated

All Rights Reserved.

Veriton 3600 series

User’s guide

Original issue date: April 2003

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1 First things first

1

System specifications

 

Package contents

6

Accessing the user’s guide

7

2 System tour

9

Features

12

Performance

12

Multimedia

12

Connectivity

12

Front panel

14

Rear panel - VT3600D

16

Rear panel - VT3600G

18

Keyboard

20

Programmable keys

21

Internet/Suspend keys

22

Multimedia keys

23

Volume control/Mute knob

24

Lock keys

25

Cursor keys

26

Windows keys

27

Function keys

28

Palm rest

28

Optical drive

29

Hard disk

31

3 Setting up your computer

33

Arranging a comfortable work area

36

Adjusting your chair

36

Positioning your PC

36

Positioning your monitor

39

Positioning your keyboard

39

Positioning your mouse

40

Connecting peripherals

41

Connecting your mouse

41

Connecting your keyboard

43

Connecting a monitor

45

Connecting the power cable

46

Turning on your computer

47

Turning off your computer

48

Connecting options

49

Connecting your printer

49

Connecting the modem (optional)

50

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Connecting to the network

51

Connecting multimedia devices

52

Connecting USB devices

55

4 Upgrading your computer

57

Installation precautions

60

ESD precautions

60

Preinstallation instructions

60

Post-installation instructions

61

Opening your computer

62

To remove the computer cover

62

To replace the computer cover

63

Internal components

64

System boards

65

Mainboard layout

65

Audio board

69

Upgrading your computer

70

Installing additional memory

70

Replacing the hard disk

72

Installing an expansion card

76

5 System utilities

79

Acrobat Reader

83

Acer LANScope (optional)

84

Norton AntiVirus

85

NTI CD-Maker (for models with CD-RW)

87

PowerDVD (for models with DVD)

89

BIOS utility

90

Reinstalling programs

91

Recovering your system

92

Using Backup (Windows XP only)

96

Disk Defragmenter (Windows XP only)

97

6 Frequently asked questions

99

Appendix A: Notices

105

FCC notice

106

Important safety instructions

107

Laser compliance statement

108

Lithium battery statement

109

Macrovision® statement

109

Year 2000 compliance statement

109

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Appendix B: Taking care of your computer

111

Important tips

112

Cleaning and servicing

112

Asking for technical assistance

113

Index

115

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1 First things first

This chapter describes the system specifications and the contents of your computer package.

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1 First things first

System specifications

 

 

Component

Specification

 

 

 

 

Processor

• Intel Pentium®4 1.8 - 3.6 GHz

 

• Intel Celeron® 2.0 - 2.6 GHz

 

 

 

System memory

Four SDRAM slots support a maximum of 4 GB dual-

 

channel DDR memory

 

 

 

 

Chipset

Intel MCH 865G

 

Intel MCH 865PE

 

 

 

Graphics

Intel MCH 865G on-dieVGA card supporting:

 

 

DVMT technology

 

 

Dual View

 

 

• 1 optional VGA port on rear

 

Intel MCH 865PE supporting:

 

 

Add-onVGA card

 

 

 

Audio

AC97 Codec

 

 

 

LAN

Broadcom 5705 supporting 10/100/1000 MB

 

connectivity

 

 

 

IDE

40 pin parallel ATA IDE slot

 

 

 

FDD

1.44 MB 3.5 inch floppy drive

 

 

 

 

PS2

PS2 keyboard port

 

PS2 mouse port

 

 

 

USB

Six external USB 2.0 ports

 

 

 

Serial port

One serial port

 

 

 

Printer port

One parallel printer port

 

 

 

Debug

One 4 LED port

 

 

 

Thermal

Dynamic fan speed control

 

 

 

 

 

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Component

Specification

 

 

 

Security

Chassis lock (Kensington compatible)

 

Chassis intrusion alarm

 

 

Chassis

Three models: H80, H40, H34A

 

 

Wake system

Wake on LAN

 

Wake on modem

 

Mouse/keyboard

 

 

 

HDD

5400 RPM: 40 - 100 GB

 

• 7200 RPM: 40 GB, 80 GB, 120 GB

 

 

Optical Drive

CD-ROM,CD-RW,DVD-ROM,orDVD/CD-RWcombo

 

 

 

Operating system

Windows 2000

 

Windows XP Home

 

Windows XP Professional

 

Novell

 

SCO Unix

 

Red Hat Linux

 

 

 

Dimensions

Mini-Tower424(H) /200(W) /414(D)

 

• Desktop 135(H) /380(W) /420(D)

 

• Small Form Factor 95(H) /324(W) /399(D)

 

 

 

Weight

Mini-Tower8.5 kg

 

Desktop 6.5 kg

• Small Form Factor 5.3 kg

Thermal overrides

System temp >90oC - functions suspended until system temp is below 90oC

CPU temp >110oC - functions suspended until CPU temp is below 110oC

CPU temp >120oC - systemauto-shutdown