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Veriton 5600 series

User’s guide

Copyright © 2003 Acer Incorporated

All Rights Reserved.

Veriton 5600 series

User’s guide

Original Issue 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 - VT5600D

16

Rear panel - VT5600G

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

37

Positioning your keyboard

37

Positioning your mouse

38

Connecting peripherals

39

Connecting your mouse

39

Connecting your keyboard

41

Connecting a monitor

43

Connecting the power cable

44

Turning on your computer

45

Turning off your computer

46

Connecting options

47

Connecting your printer

47

Connecting the modem (optional)

48

iii Contents

iv

Contents

Connecting to the network

49

Connecting multimedia devices

50

Connecting USB devices

53

4 Upgrading your computer

55

Installation precautions

58

ESD precautions

58

Preinstallation instructions

58

Post-installation instructions

59

Opening your computer

60

To remove the computer cover

60

To replace the computer cover

61

Internal components

62

System boards

64

Mainboard layout

64

Veriton 5600D mainboard layout

65

Veriton 5600G mainboard layout

66

Audio board

69

Upgrading your computer

70

Installing additional memory

70

Replacing the hard disk

72

Installing an expansion card

75

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

Appendix B: Taking care of your computer

111

Important tips

113

v

Cleaning and servicing

113

Asking for technical assistance

114

Index

115

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Contents

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