Acer 5000 User Manual
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Your notebook PC offers you a complete mobile computing experience.

Connectivity options

Ports allow you to connect peripheral devices to your computer as you would with a desktop PC. For instructions on how to connect different external devices to the computer, read the following section.

Fax/Data modem

Your computer has a built-inV.92 56 Kbps fax/data modem.

Warning! This modem port is not compatible with digital phone lines. Plugging this modem into a digital phone line will damage the modem.

To use the fax/data modem port, connect a phone cable from the modem port to a telephone jack.

Warning: Please make sure that the cable you use is appropriate for the country in which you are working.




Built-innetwork feature

The built-innetwork feature allows you to connect your computer to anEthernet-basednetwork.

To use the network feature, connect an Ethernet cable from the network jack on the left hand side of the computer to a network jack or hub on your network.

Fast Infrared

The computer's Fast Infrared (FIR) port allows you to do wireless data transfer with other IR-awarecomputers and peripherals such as PDAs, mobile phones, and infrared printers. The infrared port can transfer data at speeds of up to 4 Mbps at a distance of up to one meter.


Universal Serial Bus

The USB 2.0 port is a high-speedserial bus which allows you to connect USB peripherals without taking up precious system resources.

IEEE 1394 port (optional)

The computer's IEEE 1394 port allows you to connect to an IEEE 1394compatible device like a video camera or digital camera.

See your video or digital camera's documentation for details.




PC Card slot

The Type II PC Card slot of the computer accepts PC Cards that enhance the usability and expandability of the computer. These cards should have a PC Card logo on them.

PC Cards (formerly PCMCIA) are add-oncards for portable computers, giving you expansion possibilities long afforded by desktop PCs. Popular PC Cards include flash, fax/data modem, wireless LAN and SCSI cards. CardBus improves on the16-bitPC card technology by expanding the bandwidth to 32 bits.

Note: Refer to your card's manual for details on how to install and use the card, and its functions.

Inserting a PC Card

Insert the card into the slot and make the proper connections (e.g., network cable), if necessary. See your card manual for details.

Ejecting a PC Card

Before ejecting a PC Card:

1Exit the application using the card.

2Left-clickon the PC Card icon on the taskbar and stop the card operation.

3Press the slot eject button to pop out the eject button; then press it again to eject the card.