Acer 5000 User Manual
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An Aspire tour

After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster, let us show you around your new Aspire computer.

Front view

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Item

Description

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Display screen

Also called Liquid-CrystalDisplay (LCD), displays computer

 

 

output.

 

 

 

2

Microphone

Internal microphone for sound recording.

 

 

 

3

Keyboard

For entering data into your computer.

4

Palmrest

Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the

 

 

computer.

 

 

 

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Item

Description

5

Click buttons

The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse

 

(Left, center and

buttons; the center button serves as a 4-wayscroll button.

 

right)

 

 

 

 

6

Touchpad

Touch-sensitivepointing device which functions like a computer

 

 

mouse.

 

 

 

7

Status indicators

Light-EmittingDiodes (LEDs) that turn on and off to show the

 

 

status of the computer’s functions and components.

 

 

 

8

Launch keys

Buttons for launching frequently used programs. See “Launch

 

 

keys” on page 14 for more details.

 

 

 

9

Power button

Turns the computer on and off.

 

 

 

Closed front view

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Item

Description

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Speakers

Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio

 

 

output.

2

Power indicator

Lights up when the computer is on.

3

Battery indicator

Lights up when the battery is being charged.

4

Bluetooth communication

Press to enable/disable the Bluetooth

 

button/indicator (for

function. Indicates the status of Bluetooth

 

selected models)

communication (optional).

5

Wireless communication

Press to enable/disable the wireless function.

 

button/indicator

Indicates the status of wireless LAN

 

 

communication (optional).

6

Line-injack

Accepts audio line-indevices (e.g., audio CD

 

 

player, stereo walkman).

7

Mic-injack

Accepts inputs from external microphones.

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Item

Description

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Speaker/Line-Out/

Connects to audio line-outdevices

 

Headphone jack

(e.g., speakers, headphones).

 

 

 

9

USB 2.0 port

Connects to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0

 

 

devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).

 

 

 

Left view

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Item

Description

1

Optical drive

Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs depending

 

 

on the optical drive type.

 

 

 

2

LED indicator

Lights up when the optical drive is active.

 

 

 

3

Emergency eject hole

Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is

 

 

turned off

 

 

 

4

Optical drive eject button

Ejects the optical drive tray from the drive.

 

 

 

Right view

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Item

 

 

Description

1

PC Card slot

 

 

Ejects the PC Card from the slot.

 

eject button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

PC Card slot

 

 

Accepts one Type II CardBus PC Card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Item

Description

3

Two USB 2.0

Connect to Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 devices

 

ports

(e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).

 

 

 

4

Network jack

Connects to an Ethernet 10/100 based network.

 

 

 

5

Modem jack

Connects to a phone line.

 

 

 

6

Ventilation slots

Enable the computer to stay cool, even after

 

 

prolonged use.

 

 

 

Rear view

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Item

 

 

 

 

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Power jack

 

 

 

 

 

Connects to an AC adaptor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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External display port

 

 

 

 

 

Connects to a display device (e.g., external

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

monitor, LCD projector).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Security keylock

 

 

 

 

 

Connects to a Kensington-compatiblecomputer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

security lock.