Acer FERRARI 1000, FERRARI 1004WTMI User Manual

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Special considerations

In addition to the guidelines for taking the computer home, follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling:

Always take the computer as carry-onluggage.

If possible, have the computer inspected by hand. Airport security X-raymachines are safe, but do not put the computer through a metal detector.

Avoid exposing floppy disks to hand-heldmetal detectors.

Traveling internationally with the computer

When you are moving from country to country.

Preparing the computer

Prepare the computer as you would normally prepare it for traveling.

What to bring with you

Bring the following items with you:

AC adapter

Power cords that are appropriate for the country to which you are traveling

Spare, fully-chargedbattery packs

Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer

Proof of purchase, in case you need to show it to customs officials

International Travelers Warranty passport

Special considerations

Follow the same special considerations as when traveling with the computer. In addition, these tips are useful when traveling internationally:

When traveling in another country, check that the local AC voltage and the AC adapter power cord specifications are compatible. If not, purchase a power cord that is compatible with the local AC voltage. Do not use converter kits sold for appliances to power the computer.

If you are using the modem, check if the modem and connector is compatible with the telecommunications system of the country you are traveling in.




Securing your computer

Your computer is a valuable investment that you need to take care of. Learn how to protect and take care of your computer.

Security features include hardware and software locks — a security notch and passwords.

Using a computer security lock

The notebook comes with a Kensington-compatiblesecurity slot for a security lock.

Wrap a computer security lock cable around an immovable object such as a table or handle of a locked drawer. Insert the lock into the notch and turn the key to secure the lock. Some keyless models are also available.

Using passwords

Passwords protect your computer from unauthorized access. Setting these passwords creates several different levels of protection for your computer and data:

Supervisor Password prevents unauthorized entry into the BIOS utility. Once set, you must enter this password to gain access to the BIOS utility. See "BIOS utility" on page 74.

User Password secures your computer against unauthorized use. Combine the use of this password with password checkpoints on boot-upand resume from Hibernation for maximum security.

Password on Boot secures your computer against unauthorized use. Combine the use of this password with password checkpoints on boot-upand resume from Hibernation for maximum security.

Important! Do not forget your Supervisor Password! If you forget your password, please get in touch with your dealer or an authorized service center.

Entering passwords

When a password is set, a password prompt appears in the center of the display screen.

When the Supervisor Password is set, a prompt appears when you press <F2> to enter the BIOS utility at boot-up.



Type the Supervisor Password and press <Enter> to access the BIOS utility.



If you enter the password incorrectly, a warning message appears. Try


again and press <Enter>.


When the User Password is set and the password on boot parameter is


enabled, a prompt appears at boot-up.


Type the User Password and press <Enter> to use the computer. If you


enter the password incorrectly, a warning message appears. Try again and


press <Enter>.


Important! You have three chances to enter a password. If you fail


to enter the password correctly after three tries, the system halts.


Press and hold the power button for four seconds to shut down


the computer. Then turn on the computer again, and try again.


Setting passwords


You can set passwords using the BIOS utility.




Expanding through options

Your notebook PC offers you a complete mobile computing experience.

Connectivity options

Ports allow you to connect peripheral devices to your computer as you would with a desktop PC. For instructions on how to connect different external devices to the computer, read the following section.

Acer ezDock Series

Acer ezDock Series includes Acer ezDock and Acer ezDock Lite, both of which provide excellent total cost of ownership for you and your corporation. Acer ezDock Lite is a streamlined version of the ezDock. For details of the features please check the table below.

Acer ezDock Series comparison table


Acer ezDock

Acer ezDock Lite







PS/2 ports






Parallel port






Serial port






Kensington lock slot












Audio Jack






S/PDIF Out port






VGA port


















LAN port






1394a 4-pinport






USB2.0 ports






Modem port






1394a 6-pinport







Acer ezDock Series comparison table


Acer ezDock

Acer ezDock Lite













ExpressCard slot






AC Adapter






Connecting to a notebook PC


1Pull out the connector from the connector slot and remove the cap.

2Align the connector with the designated port on the notebook PC and push firmly.

Fax/data modem

Your computer has a built-inV.92 56 Kbps fax/data modem.

Warning! This modem port is not compatible with digital phone lines. Plugging this modem into a digital phone line will damage the modem.



To use the fax/data modem port, connect a phone cable from the modem port to a telephone jack.

Warning! Please make sure that the cable you use is appropriate for the country in which you are working.

Built-innetwork feature

The built-innetwork feature allows you to connect your computer to anEthernet-basednetwork.

To use the network feature, connect an Ethernet cable from the Ethernet (RJ-45)port on the chassis of the computer to a network jack or hub on your network.


Fast Infrared (FIR)

The computer's Fast Infrared (FIR) port allows you to do wireless data transfer with other IR-awarecomputers and peripherals such as PDAs, mobile phones, and infrared printers. The infrared port can transfer data at speeds of up to 4 Mbps at a distance of up to one meter.

Universal Serial Bus (USB)

The USB 2.0 port is a high-speedserial bus which allows you to connect USB peripherals without taking up precious system resources.




IEEE 1394 port

The computer's IEEE 1394 port allows you to connect to an IEEE 1394 supported devices like a DVD/CD-RWcombo orDVD-Dualdrive.

PC Card slot

The Type II PC Card slot of the computer accepts PC Cards that enhance the usability and expandability of the computer. These cards should have a PC Card logo on them.

PC Cards (formerly PCMCIA) are add-oncards for portable computers, giving you expansion possibilities long afforded by desktop PCs. Popular PC Cards include flash, fax/data modem, wireless LAN and SCSI cards. CardBus improves on the16-bitPC card technology by expanding the bandwidth to 32 bits.

Note: Refer to your card's manual for details on how to install and use the card, and its functions.


Inserting a PC Card

Insert the card into the slot and make the proper connections (e.g., network cable), if necessary. See your card manual for details.

Ejecting a PC Card

Before ejecting a PC Card:

1Exit the application using the card.

2Left-clickon the PC Card icon on the taskbar and stop the card operation.

3Press the slot eject button to pop out the eject button; then press it again to eject the card.

Installing memory

Follow these steps to install memory:

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

2Remove the screws from the memory cover; then lift up and remove the memory cover.




3 (a) Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot, then (b) gently press


it down until it clicks into place.




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

5Reinstall the battery pack, and reconnect the AC adapter.

6Turn on the computer.

The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total memory size. Please consult a qualified technician or contact your local Acer dealer.

BIOS utility

The BIOS utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer's BIOS.

Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run it.

To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during the POST; while the notebook PC logo is being displayed.

Boot sequence

To set the boot sequence in the BIOS utility, activate the BIOS utility, then select Boot from the categories listed at the top of the screen.

Enable disk-to-diskrecovery

To enable disk-to-diskrecovery (hard disk recovery), activate the BIOS utility, then select Main from the categories listed at the top of the screen. Find D2D Recovery at the bottom of the screen and use the <F5> and <F6> keys to set this value to Enabled.