Acer 710 Series User Manual

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Printer

Printer

This computer supports both serial and parallel printers. For a serial printer, plug the printer cable into a serial port. For a parallel printer, plug the printer cable into the parallel port. See your printer manual for operating instructions.

Note: If the printer does not function, enter Setup and verify that the parallel port is enabled.See “Advanced” on page 89 for assistance.

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Audio Devices

Audio Devices

Audio devices are easy to connect with the audio ports accessible from the left rear side of the computer. You can plug in an external microphone or audio line-indevice to theline-in/microphone-injack. Amplified speakers or headphones connect to thespeaker/headphone-outjack.

Setting the Input Source

To use an external audio line-indevice, you need to set the appropriate input source. Follow these steps:

1.Click on Start, Programs, then Notebook Manager.

2.Click on the Line-in/Microphonetab.

3.Click on the radio button of the desired input source.

4.Click on Apply and exit.

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Mini Docking Station

Mini Docking Station

For one-stepconnection and disconnection from your peripherals, use the optionalfull-featuredport replicator. This port replicator includes all the ports on your computer and adds a few more.

It also has a unique dock bay which accepts a CardBus module for additional CardBus slots, an Ethernet module for connecting to Ethernet-basednetworks, and a FireWire 1394high-speedserial bus module.

Refer to the easy-to-usequick reference and installation guide that comes with the mini docking station option.

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PC Cards

PC Cards

The computer has two CardBus PC card slots that accommodate two type I/II or one type III PC card(s). Please consult your dealer for PC card options available that you can purchase for your computer.

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USB Devices

USB Devices

The computer has a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port that allows you to connect peripherals without occupying too many resources. Common USB devices include the mouse and keyboard.

Most USB devices also include a built-inUSB port connector which allows you todaisy-chainother USB devices.

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Miscellaneous Options

Miscellaneous Options

Additional Power Packs

You can order spare batteries and an AC adapter.

Battery Pack

It is good practice to have a spare battery around, especially when you travel. The Lithium-Ionbattery, coupled with heuristic power management features, supplies you with more poweron-the-go.

AC Adapter

The compact AC adapter charges your battery pack and supplies power to your computer. You can order a spare AC adapter so you do not need to carry it from the office to your home or destination.

Cables

PS/2 Y-BridgeCable

The PS/2 Y-bridgecable allows you to connect two PS/2 devices, mouse and keyboard, to your computer simultaneously.

Note: The keyboard must be connected to the connector marked keyboard and the mouse must be connected to the connector marked mouse.

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Connect the single connector end of the Y-bridgecable to the computer’s PS/2 port and the double connector ends to the two PS/2 devices.

File Transfer Cable

Besides using the infrared port, you can also transfer files between computers using a file transfer cable. Connect the file transfer cable between the parallel ports of the two computers and use your file transfer utility to perform the transfer.

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Key Component Upgrades

Key Component Upgrades

Your computer delivers superior power and performance. However, some users and the applications they use may demand more. This computer allows you to upgrade key components when you need increased performance.

Note: Contact your authorized dealer if you decide to perform a key component upgrade.

Memory Upgrade

Memory is upgradeable from 16 to 128 MB, employing 16-/32-/64-MB64-bitsoDIMMs (Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Modules).

Memory Configurations

The following table lists the possible memory configurations:

Important! DIMMs in both slots should be of the same type. Do not mix different DIMM types, EDO and SDRAM, together.

 

Slot 1

Slot 2

Total Memory

 

 

 

 

 

0 MB

16 MB

16 MB

 

 

 

 

 

0 MB

32 MB

32 MB

 

 

 

 

 

0 MB

64 MB

64 MB

 

 

 

 

 

16 MB

0 MB

16 MB

 

 

 

 

 

16 MB

16 MB

32 MB

 

 

 

 

 

16 MB

32 MB

48 MB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Slot 1

Slot 2

Total Memory

 

 

 

16 MB

64 MB

80 MB

 

 

 

32 MB

0 MB

32 MB

 

 

 

32 MB

16 MB

48 MB

 

 

 

32 MB

32 MB

64 MB

 

 

 

32 MB

64 MB

96 MB

 

 

 

64 MB

0 MB

64 MB

 

 

 

64 MB

16 MB

80 MB

 

 

 

64 MB

32 MB

96 MB

 

 

 

64 MB

64 MB

128 MB

 

 

 

Installing Memory

Follow these steps to install memory:

1.Turn off the computer, unplug the AC adapter (if connected) and remove the battery pack. Then turn the computer over to access its base.

2.Remove the screw from the memory door; then lift up and remove the memory door.

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Key Component Upgrades

3.Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot, then gently press down until it clicks into place.

4.Replace the memory door and secure it with the screw.

The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total memory size.

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