Acer 5000 User Manual
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Contents

First things first

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Your guides

iii

Basic care and tips for using your computer

iii

Turning your computer on and off

iii

Taking care of your computer

iv

Taking care of your AC adaptor

iv

Taking care of your battery pack

v

Cleaning and servicing

v

An Aspire tour

1

Front view

1

Closed front view

2

Left view

3

Right view

3

Rear view

4

Base view

5

Specifications

6

Indicators

9

Launch keys

10

Touchpad

11

Touchpad basics

11

Using the keyboard

13

Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad

13

Windows keys

14

Hot keys

14

Special keys

16

Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray

17

Using a computer security lock

17

Audio

18

Adjusting the volume

18

Using the system utilities

19

Acer eManager

19

Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible)

20

Launch Manager

22

Frequently asked questions

23

Requesting service

27

International Travelers Warranty (ITW)

27

Before you call

27

Arcade (for selected models)

29

Arcade hot keys

30

The Arcade remote control (for selected models)31

Finding and playing content

32

Advanced Settings

32

Arcade controls

32

Navigation controls

33

Player controls

33

Cinema

33

DVD settings

34

Album

35

Slideshow settings

36

Video

37

Playing a video file

37

Video Authoring

37

Music

38

Burner

38

Copy — backup your CD/DVD collection

38

Audio — create your own greatest hits CDs

38

Data — store files simply and easily

38

Video — your world in pictures

38

TV (for selected models)

39

Instant Replay

39

Recorded TV

40

Scheduling Recordings

40

TV Preview

40

Using TeleText Functions

40

TV Settings

41

Taking your notebook PC with you

43

Disconnecting from the desktop

43

Moving around

43

Preparing the computer

43

What to take to short meetings

44

What to take to long meetings

44

Taking the computer home

44

Preparing the computer

44

What to take with you

45

Special considerations

45

Setting up a home office

45

Traveling with the computer

45

Preparing the computer

45

What to take with you

46

Special considerations

46

Traveling internationally with the computer

46

Preparing the computer

46

What to bring with you

46

Special considerations

47

Securing your computer

48

Using a computer security lock

48

Using passwords

48

Entering passwords

49

Setting passwords

49

Expanding through options

51

Connectivity options

51

Fax/Data modem

51

Built-in network feature

52

Fast Infrared

52

Universal Serial Bus

53

IEEE 1394 port

53

PC Card slot

54

BIOS utility

55

Boot sequence

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Enable Disk to disk recovery

56

Password

56

Using software

56

Playing DVD movies

56

Power management

57

Acer eRecovery

58

Create backup

58

Restore from backup

59

Create factory default image CD

59

Re-install bundled software without CD

60

Change password

60

Troubleshooting

61

Troubleshooting tips

61

Error messages

61

Regulations and safety notices

63

Energy Star Guidelines Compliance

63

FCC notice

63

Modem notices

65

Important safety instructions

67