Acer FERRARI 1000, FERRARI 1004WTMI User Manual

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Taking care of your battery pack

Here are some ways to take care of your battery pack:

Use only batteries of the same kind as replacements. Turn the power off before removing or replacing batteries.

Do not tamper with batteries. Keep them away from children.

Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations. Recycle if possible.

Cleaning and servicing

When cleaning the computer, follow these steps:

1Turn off the computer and remove the battery pack.

2Disconnect the AC adapter.

3Use Acer cleaning cloth included in the box. For the best usage, please refer to the instructions below:

The fine micro-fibersurface (fine surface that bears an imprint) is designed for fine particle removal and dust cleaning.

The interlacing knitted surface (back of the imprint) is designed to clean fingerprints, grease and stubborn stains.

Clean the cloth after use to remove particles and avoid future scratching. (do not bleach or wash with soft agents)

If either of the following occurs:

the computer has been dropped or the body has been damaged;

the computer does not operate normally

please refer to "Frequently asked questions" on page 58.

Information for your safety and comfort

Safety instructions Disposal instructions

Tips and information for comfortable use

First things first

Your guides

Basic care and tips for using your computer Turning your computer on and off Taking care of your computer

Taking care of your AC adapter Taking care of your battery pack Cleaning and servicing

Acer Empowering Technology

Empowering Technology password Acer ePower Management

Acer ePresentation Management

Acer eDataSecurity Management (for selected models)

Acer eRecovery Management

Acer eSettings Management Acer ePerformance Management

A Ferrari tour

System

Front view Closed front view Left view

Right view Rear view Base view

Bluetooth optical mouse Front view

Base view Bluetooth VoIP phone

Front view

Specifications Indicators Easy-launch buttons Touchpad

Touchpad basics

Using the keyboard

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Contents

Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad

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Windows keys

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Hotkeys

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Special keys

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Using Acer Bluetooth optical mouse

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Installation

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Usage

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LED indicator

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Using Acer external IEEE 1394 optical drive

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Using Acer Bluetooth VoIP phone

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Getting to know your VoIP phone

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LED indicators

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Charging the phone

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Connecting the phone to your notebook

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Using the phone

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Using a computer security lock

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Audio

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Adjusting the volume

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Acer InviLink Nplify wireless technology

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Acer OrbiCam

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Launching the Acer OrbiCam

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Changing the Acer OrbiCam settings

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Capturing photos/videos

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Using the Acer OrbiCam as webcam

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Enabling the Acer VisageON

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Acer GraviSense

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Using Acer GraviSense

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Protecting the HDD

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Anti-Theft

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Using the system utilities

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Ferrari Calendar

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Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible)

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Launch Manager

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Norton Anti-virus (for selected models)

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Computer Associates eTrust Antivirus 64-bit Edition

 

(for selected models)

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Frequently asked questions

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Requesting service

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International Travelers Warranty (ITW)

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Before you call

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Taking your notebook PC with you

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Disconnecting from the desktop

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Moving around

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Preparing the computer

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What to bring to meetings

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Taking the computer home

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Preparing the computer

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What to take with you

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Special considerations

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Setting up a home office

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Traveling with the computer

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Preparing the computer

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What to take with you

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Special considerations

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Traveling internationally with the computer

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Preparing the computer

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What to bring with you

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Special considerations

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Securing your computer

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Using a computer security lock

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Using passwords

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Entering passwords

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Setting passwords

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Expanding through options

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Connectivity options

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Acer ezDock Series

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Fax/data modem

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Built-in network feature

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Fast Infrared (FIR)

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Universal Serial Bus (USB)

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IEEE 1394 port

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PC Card slot

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Installing memory

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BIOS utility

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Boot sequence

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Enable disk-to-disk recovery

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Password

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Using software

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Playing DVD movies

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Acer eRecovery Management

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Create backup

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Restore from backup

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Create factory default image CD

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Re-install bundled software without CD

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Change password

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Troubleshooting

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Troubleshooting tips

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Error messages

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Regulations and safety notices

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FCC notice

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Modem notices

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Laser compliance statement

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LCD pixel statement

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Macrovision copyright protection notice

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Radio device regulatory notice

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General

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European Union (EU)

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The FCC RF safety requirement

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Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio

 

communication devices (RSS-210)

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Federal Communications Comission

 

Declaration of Conformity

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Declaration of Conformity for CE Marking

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LCD panel ergonomic specifications

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Index

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Acer Empowering Technology

Acer's innovative Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer computer. Displayed by default in the upper-rightcorner of your screen, it features the following handy utilities:

Acer ePower Management extends battery power via versatile usage profiles.

Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings conveniently.

Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms (for selected models).

Acer eRecovery Management backs up and recovers data flexibly, reliably and completely.

Acer eSettings Management accesses system information and adjusts settings easily.

Acer ePerformance Management improves system performance by optimizing disk space, memory and registry settings.

For more information, right click on the Empowering Technology toolbar, then select the Help or Tutorial function.

Empowering Technology password

Before using Acer eRecovery Management, you must initialize the Empowering Technology password. Right-clickon the Empowering Technology toolbar and select "Password Setup" to do so. If you do not initialize the Empowering Technology password, you will be prompted to do so when running Acer eRecovery Management for the first time.

If you lose your password, there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your notebook or taking your notebook

to an Acer Customer Service Center. Be sure to remember or write down your password.

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Acer ePower Management

Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface. To launch it, select Acer ePower Management from the Empowering Technology interface.

AC mode (Adapter mode)

The default setting is "Maximum Performance." You can adjust CPU speed, LCD brightness and other settings, or click on buttons to turn the following functions on/off: Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, CardBus, FireWire(1394), Wired LAN and Optical Device if supported.

DC mode (Battery mode)

There are four pre-definedprofiles — Entertainment, Presentation, Word Processing, and Battery Life. You can also define up to three of your own. When your system enters battery mode for the first time, the "Word Processing" profile will be selected by default. You can switch to a different profile by choosing it from the list. When entering battery mode on subsequent occasions, Acer ePower Management will default to the last profile selected.

To create a new power profile:

1Change power settings as desired.

2Click "Save as ..." to save to a new power profile.

3Name the newly created profile.

4Select whether this profile is for Adapter or Battery mode, then click OK.

5The new profile will appear in the profile list.

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Battery status

For real-timebattery life estimates based on current usage, refer to the panel in the upper half of the window.

For additional options, click "Settings" to:

Set alarms.

Re-loadfactory defaults.

Select what actions to be taken when the cover is closed or the power button is pressed.

Set passwords for accessing the system after Hibernation or Standby.

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