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Ferrari 3400

User’s Guide

Copyright © 2004

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Ferrari 3400 Computer User's Guide

Original Issue: September, 2004

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First things first

Your guides

A set of guides is provided to help you set up and use your Ferrari computer.:

The Just for starters… poster shows you how to set up your computer.

This User's Guide provides clear and concise information on using your computer productively. You are advised to read it thoroughly and keep it handy for future reference.

For more information on our products, services, and support, please visit our web site: www.global.acer.com.

Basic care and tips for using your computer

Turning your computer on and off

To turn on your computer, open the lid and press the power button above the keyboard.

To turn the power off, you can do any of the following:

Click on the Start button in Windows, and then select Shut Down on the popup menu.

Push the power button.

To use this method, you must first click on the Power Management icon in Windows Control Panel, and then check that the power button is set to shut down the computer when pressed. See Windows Help for more information.

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Note: If you are unable to shut down the computer in the usual way, press and hold the power button for more than four seconds. You should then wait at least two seconds before turning the computer on again.

Taking care of your computer

Your computer will serve you well if you take care of it.

Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place it near sources of heat, such as a radiator.

Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0°C (32°F), or above 50°C (122°F).

Do not expose the computer to magnetic fields.

Do not expose the computer to rain or moisture.

Do not spill water or any liquid on the computer.

Do not subject the computer to heavy shock or vibration.

Do not expose the computer to dust or dirt.

Do not place objects on top of the computer.

Do not slam the lid shut. Close the computer gently.

Do not place the computer on unstable or uneven surfaces.

Taking care of your AC adapter

It is important that you look after your AC adapter.

Do not connect the adapter to any other device.

Do not step on the power cord or place heavy objects on it. Route the power cord away from areas where people might walk on it or trip over it.

Do not pull on the power cord when disconnecting from the mains power socket. Grasp and pull the plug instead.

The total ampere ratings of equipment plugged into a power strip should not exceed the ampere rating for that power strip.

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Taking care of your battery pack

It is also important that you look after your computer's battery pack.

Use the correct battery model for your computer. Do not use other kinds of batteries.

Turn the power off before removing or replacing the battery.

Do not tamper with the battery. Keep the battery away from children.

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

Cleaning and servicing

When cleaning your computer, it is important that you follow these steps:

Turn off the computer and remove the battery.

Disconnect the AC adapter.

Clean with a soft cloth moistened with a little water. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.

Refer to the chapter entitled “Frequently asked questions” on page 69 if any of the following occurs:

You drop the computer or damage the case.

You spill liquid on the computer.

The computer does not operate normally.

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First things first Your guides

Basic care and tips for using your computer

Getting familiar with your computer

A tour of your computer Front open view Front view

Left view Right view Rear view Bottom view

Features

Indicators

Using the Keyboard Special keys

Touchpad

Touchpad basics Launch Keys

Storage

Ejecting the optical disc Audio

Adjusting the volume Connectivity options

Ethernet and LAN Fax/data modem Fast infrared

Securing your computer

Using a computer security lock Using passwords

Operating on battery power

Battery pack

Battery pack characteristics

Installing and removing the battery pack Charging the battery

Discharging the battery Checking the battery level Optimizing battery life Battery-low warning

Power management

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Peripherals and options

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External display devices

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External input devices

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External keyboard

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External keypad

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External pointing device

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USB devices

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IEEE 1394 Port

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Port expansion devices

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Printer

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Audio devices

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Expansion devices

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PC Card

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Miscellaneous options

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Battery pack

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AC adapter

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Key component upgrades

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Memory upgrade

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Hard disk upgrade

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Moving with your computer

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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 short meetings

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What to bring to long meetings

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Taking the computer home

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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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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 your 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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Software

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System software

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Launch Manager

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BIOS Setup Utility

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Disc to Disc Recovery

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Troubleshooting

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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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Appendix A Specifications

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Appendix B Notices

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Energy Star Guidelines Compliance

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FCC notice

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Modem notices

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Important safety instructions

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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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Index

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