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Veriton 5800/6800/7800 Series

User's Guide

Copyright © 2005. Acer Incorporated.

All Rights Reserved.

Veriton 5800/6800/7800 Series User's Guide

Original Issue: March 2005

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1First things first

Specifications Package contents

Accessing the User's Guide

2System tour

Features

Performance

Multimedia

Connectivity

Front panel Rear panel Keyboard

Internet/Email/Search keys Multimedia keys

Volume control / Mute keys Lock keys

Cursor keys Windows keys Function keys Palm rest

Optical drive

Taking care of your CDs and DVDs

Hard disk

3 Setting up your computer

Arranging a comfortable work area

Adjusting your chair Positioning your PC Positioning your monitor Positioning your keyboard Positioning your mouse

Connecting peripherals

Connecting your mouse and keyboard USB interface

PS/2 interface Connecting a monitor Connecting the power cable

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Turning on your computer

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Turning off your computer

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Connecting options

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Connecting your printer

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Connecting the modem (optional)

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Connecting to the network

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Connecting multimedia devices

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Connecting USB devices

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4 Upgrading your computer

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Installation precautions

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ESD precautions

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Preinstallation instructions

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Post-installation instructions

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Opening your Veriton 5800

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To remove the computer cover

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To replace the computer cover

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Opening your Veriton 6800/7800

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To remove the side panel

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To replace the side panel

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System boards

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Mainboard layout

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Upgrading your computer

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Installing additional memory

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To remove a DDR2 DIMM

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To install a DDR2 DIMM

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To reconfigure your computer

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Replacing Veriton 5800's hard disk

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Installing an expansion card

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Replacing Veriton 6800/7800's hard disk

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Installing an expansion card

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5 System utilities

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Adobe Reader

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LANDesk System Manager

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Norton AntiVirus

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How do I check for viruses?

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NTI CD&DVD-Maker

 

(for models with CD or DVD Burner)

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PowerDVD (for models with DVD)

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How do I open and watch a DVD?

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BIOS utility

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Reinstalling programs

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Recovering your system

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Acer eManager

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Acer eLock

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Acer eSettings

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Acer eRecovery

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Using backup (Windows XP only)

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How do I back up files from my hard drive?

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Disk defragmenter (Windows XP only)

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How do I defragment my hard drive?

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6 Frequently asked questions

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Frequently asked questions

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Appendix A: Notices

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ENERGY STAR guidelines compliance

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FCC notice

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Notice: Canadian users

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Declaration of Conformity for EU countries

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Modem notices

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Notice for USA

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TBR 21

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Notice for Australia

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Important safety instructions

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Macrovision copyright protection notice

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Lithium battery statement

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Laser compliance statement

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Federal Communications Comission

 

Declaration of Conformity

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Declaration of Conformity for CE marking

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Appendix B: Taking care of your computer

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Important tips

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Cleaning and servicing

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To clean your computer and keyboard

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To clean your pointing device

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To clean your monitor

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When to contact a service technician

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Asking for technical assistance

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Index

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