- •Information for your safety and comfort
- •Safety instructions
- •Additional safety information
- •Operating environment
- •Medical devices
- •Potentially explosive environments
- •Emergency calls
- •Disposal instructions
- •Tips and information for comfortable use
- •First things first
- •Your guides
- •Basic care and tips for using your computer
- •Acer Empowering Technology
- •Empowering Technology password
- •Acer ePower Management
- •Acer ePresentation Management
- •Acer eRecovery Management
- •Acer eSettings Management
- •Windows Mobility Center
- •Your Acer notebook tour
- •Front view
- •Closed front view
- •Left view
- •Right view
- •Rear view
- •Base view
- •Easy-launch buttons
- •Touchpad basics
- •Using the keyboard
- •Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad
- •Windows keys
- •Special keys
- •Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray
- •Using a computer security lock
- •Adjusting the volume
- •Using Acer Bluetooth® VoIP Phone
- •Getting to know your VoIP phone
- •Connecting the phone to your notebook
- •Using the phone
- •Using the system utilities
- •Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible)
- •Launch Manager
- •Norton Internet Security
- •Frequently asked questions
- •Requesting service
- •Battery pack
- •Battery pack characteristics
- •Installing and removing the battery pack
- •Charging the battery
- •Checking the battery level
- •Optimising battery life
- •Battery-low warning
- •Remote control
- •Finding and playing content
- •Arcade controls
- •TV (for selected models)
- •Make DVDs
- •Acer Arcade Deluxe (for selected models)
- •Remote control
- •Starting Acer Arcade Deluxe
- •TV Joy (selected models only)
- •SportsCap (selected models only)
- •DV Wizard
- •Taking your notebook PC with you
- •Disconnecting from the desktop
- •Moving around
- •Taking the computer home
- •Traveling with the computer
- •Traveling internationally with the computer
- •Securing your computer
- •Using a computer security lock
- •Using passwords
- •Expanding through options
- •Connectivity options
- •BIOS utility
- •Using software
- •Acer eRecovery Management
- •Create backup
- •Burn backup disc
- •Restore and recovery
- •Troubleshooting tips
- •Error messages
- •Regulations and safety notices
- •FCC notice
- •Modem notices
- •Laser compliance statement
- •LCD pixel statement
- •Macrovision copyright protection notice
- •Radio device regulatory notice
- •European Union (EU)
- •The FCC RF safety requirement
- •Declaration of Conformity for CE Marking
- •LCD panel ergonomic specifications
Aspire 5580/5570/3680/5570Z Series
Copyright © 2006. Acer Incorporated.
All Rights Reserved.
Aspire 5580/5570/3680/5570Z Series User's Guide
Original Issue: 11/2006
Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes. Such changes will be incorporated in new editions of this manual or supplementary documents and publications. This company makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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Information for your safety and comfort
Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
Turning the product off before cleaning
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
CAUTION for plug as disconnecting device
Observe the following guidelines when connecting and disconnecting power to the power supply unit:
Install the power supply unit before connecting the power cord to the AC power outlet.
Unplug the power cord before removing the power supply unit from the computer.
If the system has multiple sources of power, disconnect power from the system by unplugging all power cords from the power supplies.
CAUTION for Accessibility
Be sure that the power outlet you plug the power cord into is easily accessible and located as close to the equipment operator as possible. When you need to disconnect power to the equipment, be sure to unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
CAUTION for Dummy Card of PCMCIA & Express Slot
Your computer shipped with plastic dummies installed in the PCMCIA & Express slot. Dummies protect unused slots from dust, metal object, or other particles. Save the dummy for use when no PCMCIA or Express Card is installed in the slot.
CAUTION for Listening
To protect your hearing, follow these instructions.
•Increase the volume gradually until you can hear clearly and comfortably.
•Do not increase the volume level after your ears have adjusted.
•Do not listen to music at high volumes for extended periods.
•Do not increase the volume to block out noisy surroundings.
•Decrease the volume if you can't hear people speaking near you.
•Do not use this product near water.
•Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product falls, it could be seriously damaged.
•Slots and openings 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
•Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or
•To avoid damage of internal components and to prevent battery leakage, do not place the product on a vibrating surface.
•Never use it under sporting, exercising, or any vibrating environment which will probably cause unexpected short current or damage rotor devices, HDD, Optical drive, and even exposure risk from lithium battery pack.
Using electrical power
•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.
•Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where people will walk on the cord.
•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.
•Do not overload a power outlet, strip or receptacle by plugging in too many devices. The overall system load must not exceed 80% of the branch circuit rating. If power strips are used, the load should not exceed 80% of the power strip's input rating.
•This product's AC adapter is equipped with a
Warning! The grounding pin is a safety feature. Using a power outlet that is not properly grounded may result in electric shock and/or injury.
Note: The grounding pin also provides good protection from unexpected noise produced by other nearby electrical devices that may interfere with the performance of this product.
•Use the product only with the supplied power supply cord set. If you need to replace the power cord set, make sure that the new power cord meets the following requirements: detachable type, UL listed/CSA certified, type
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.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when:
•the power cord or plug is damaged, cut or frayed
•liquid was spilled into the product
•the product was exposed to rain or water
•the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged
•the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service
•the product does not operate normally after following the operating instructions
Note: 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.
Replacing the battery pack
The notebook uses lithium batteries. Replace the battery with the same type as that which came bundled with your product. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not disassemble or dispose of them in fire. Keep them away from children. Follow local regulations when disposing of used batteries.
Telephone line safety
•Disconnect all telephone lines from the equipment when not in use and/or before servicing.
•To avoid the remote risk of electric shock from lightning, do not connect the telephone line to this equipment during lightning or thunderstorms.
Warning! For safety reasons, do not use
Additional safety information
Your device and its enhancements may contain small parts. Keep them out of
the reach of small children.
Warning! For safety reasons, turn off all wireless or radio transmitting devices when using your laptop under the following conditions. These devices may include, but are not limited to: wireless lan (WLAN), Bluetooth and/or 3G.
Remember to follow any special regulations in force in any area, and always switch off your device when its use is prohibited or when it may cause interference or danger. Use the device only in its normal operating positions. This device meets RF exposure guidelines when used normally, and it and its antenna are positioned at least 1.5 centimeters (5/8 inches) away from your body (refer to the figure below). It should not contain metal and you should position the device the
Operation of any radio transmitting equipment, including wireless phones, may interfere with the functionality of inadequately protected medical devices. Consult a physician or the manufacturer of the medical device to determine if they are adequately shielded from external RF energy or if you have any questions. Switch off your device in health care facilities when any regulations posted in these areas instruct you to do so. Hospitals or health care facilities may be using equipment that could be sensitive to external RF transmissions..