Gateway E-1200 User Manual

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E-1200

User's Guide

E-1200 User’s

Guide

Part #8503412

MAN US E1200 USR GDE R0

9/98

 

Printed in Ireland

 

Notices

Copyright © Gateway 2000, Inc., 1998.

Copyright © Advanced Logic Research, Inc., 1998.

All Rights Reserved

This document is protected by copyright with all rights reserved. No part of the document may be reproduced or transmitted by any means or in any form, without prior consent in writing from Gateway or ALR.

The information in this document has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However, changes may be made periodically. These changes are incorporated in later editions. Gateway or ALR may improve and/or change products described in this document at any time. Due to continuing system improvements, neither Gateway nor ALR is responsible for superseded information that may appear in this document. For the latest product updates, consult the Gateway web site at either www.gateway.com/uk (for customers in the UK) or www.gateway.com/ie (for customers in Ireland), or consult the ALR web site at www.alr.com. In no event shall either Gateway or ALR be liable for direct, indirect, special, exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in this document, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

In the interest of continued product development, Gateway and ALR reserve the right to make changes to this document and the products it describes at any time, without notices or obligation.

Trademark Acknowledgments

AnyKey, black-and-white spot design, CrystalScan, Destination, EZ Pad, EZ Point, Field Mouse, Solo, TelePath, Vivitron, stylized “G” design, and “You’ve got a friend in the business” slogan are registered trademarks and GATEWAY, Gateway Solo, green stylized GATEWAY, green stylized Gateway logo, and the black-and-white spotted box logo are trademarks of Gateway, Inc. ALR and ALR Evolution V are registered trademarks and InforManager, ActiveCPR, Server Watchdog and Revolution are trademarks of Advanced Logic Research, Inc. Intel, Intel Inside logo, and Pentium are registered trademarks and MMX is a trademark of Intel Corporation. Microsoft, MS, MS-DOS, and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other product names mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only, and may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Contents

 

Preface .....................................................................................

iii

Conventions Used in This Guide...........................................................

iv

Important Safety Instructions..................................................................

v

Getting Started .........................................................................

1

Setting Up Your System..........................................................................

2

Starting Your System ..............................................................................

3

Understanding the Power-On Self-Test ..........................................

4

Completing the Operating System Setup ........................................

5

Turning Off Your System .......................................................................

6

Resetting Your Computer .......................................................................

7

System Features .....................................................................

9

Standard Features ..................................................................................

10

Front Panel.............................................................................................

11

Rear Panel..............................................................................................

12

Vertical Desktop Feature.......................................................................

13

Maintaining and Cleaning Your System ................................

15

Maintaining Your System.....................................................................

16

Maintaining the hard disk...............................................................

16

Installing LANDesk Client Manager ............................................

17

Advanced Power Management (APM).........................................

17

Protecting Against Viruses ............................................................

19

Cleaning Your System ..........................................................................

20

Cleaning the mouse ........................................................................

20

Cleaning the keyboard....................................................................

20

Cleaning the monitor screen ..........................................................

21

Cleaning the computer and monitor cases.....................................

21

Appendix ................................................................................

23

Acronyms and Abbreviations ...............................................................

24

Terms and Definitions...........................................................................

25

Regulatory Compliance Statements .....................................................

27

ENERGY STAR Compliance ..............................................................

29

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Preface

Contents

Conventions Used in This Guide ...........................

iv

Important Safety Instructions..................................

v

Conventions Used in This Guide

Throughout this guide, you will see the following conventions:

Convention

Description

ENTER

Keyboard key names are printed in small

 

 

 

capitals.

 

 

 

 

CTRL+ALT+DEL

A plus sign indicates that the keys must be

 

 

 

pressed simultaneously.

 

 

 

 

Setup

Commands to be entered, options to

 

 

 

select, and messages that appear on your

 

 

 

monitor are printed in bold.

 

 

 

 

User’s Guide

Names of publications and files are printed

 

 

 

in italic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An important note informs you of special

 

Important!

 

circumstances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A caution warns you of possible damage

 

Caution!

 

to equipment or loss of data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A warning indicates the possibility of

 

Warning!

 

personal injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Important Safety Instructions

Observe the following safety instructions when using your system:

Follow all instructions marked on this product and in the documentation.

When the system is turned off, a small amount of electrical current still runs through the system. Always unplug the system from the electrical outlet before cleaning the system or opening the cover.

Do not use this product near water or a heat source, such as a radiator or heat register.

Do not spill anything on or into the system. The best way to avoid spills is to avoid eating and drinking near your system.

Make sure you set up the system on a stable work surface.

Openings in the system cabinet are provided for ventilation. Do not block or cover these openings. Make sure you provide adequate space (at least 30 cm) around the system for ventilation when you set up your work area. Never insert objects of any kind into the system ventilation slots.

Use the voltage setting for your area. The voltage selector switch is set at the factory to the correct voltage.

As a safety feature, this system is equipped with a 3-wire power cord to ensure that the product is properly grounded when in use. The plug will only fit into a grounding-type outlet. If you are unable to insert the plug into an outlet, contact an electrician to install the appropriate outlet.

Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it.

If you use an extension cord with this system, make sure the total ampere ratings on the products plugged into the extension cord do not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, the total ampere requirements for all products plugged into the wall outlet must not exceed 15 amperes.

Warning!

Do not attempt to service the system yourself except as explained elsewhere in the system documentation. Adjust only those controls covered in the instructions.

Opening or removing covers marked “Do Not Remove” may expose you to dangerous voltages or other risks.

Refer all servicing of those compartments to qualified service personnel.

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There is a danger of explosion if the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the battery with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Unplug the system from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified personnel if:

The power cord or plug is damaged.

Liquid has been spilled into the system.

The system does not operate properly when the operating instructions are followed.

The system was dropped or the cabinet is damaged.

The system’s performance changes.

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Getting

 

Started

 

Contents

 

Setting Up Your System..........................................

2

Starting Your System ..............................................

3

Turning Off Your System .......................................

6

Resetting Your Computer .......................................

7

Important!

Keep the product carton and packing material, in case you need to send the system out for repair. If you return your system to the factory in different packaging, your warranty may be void.

Caution!

Make sure your computer and peripherals are turned off and unplugged from the power outlet when you connect peripherals to the computer.

Setting Up Your System

Follow the instructions on the poster that came with your system for assembling your system. Before you assemble your system, prepare a safe working environment for it.

Provide a clean, flat, and stable surface for your system. Allow at least 30cm at the rear of the computer for cabling and air circulation.

Obtain a grounded (three-prong) AC surge-protected power strip. A surge-protected power strip helps protect against AC line spikes.

Protect your system from extreme temperature and humidity. Do not expose your system to direct sunlight, heater ducts, or other heat-generating objects.

Keep your computer away from equipment that generates magnetic fields, such as unshielded stereo speakers. Even a telephone placed too close to the computer may cause interference.

Plug the computer into a wall outlet or power strip that is easily accessible. When you turn off the computer with the power button, some electricity still flows through the computer. To remove all power from the computer, you need to unplug it.

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Starting Your System

Before you start your system for the first time:

Check that the voltage selector switch on the back of the computer is still set to the correct voltage for your area. This switch is set at the factory to the correct voltage (see “Rear Panel” on page 12 for voltage selector switch location).

Make sure all cables are firmly connected to the proper cable ports on the rear panel of the computer.

Make sure the computer and monitor are plugged into an AC outlet or power strip.

To start the system

1.If you have connected the system components to a power strip, make sure all the system components are turned off, and then turn on the power strip.

2.Press the power button on the monitor to turn on the monitor.

3.Press the power button on the computer to turn on the computer. The power light-emitting diode (LED) on the front panel is lit when the computer’s power is on.

4.Turn on any other components connected to the computer, such as speakers, a printer, or a scanner.

5.If nothing happens when you turn on the system:

Recheck the power cables to see that they are securely plugged in and that your power strip (if you are using one) is plugged in and turned on.

Make sure the monitor is connected to the computer, plugged into the power strip or AC outlet, and turned on. You may also need to adjust the brightness and contrast controls on the monitor.

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Wait until the startup procedure is finished before loading a diskette in the diskette drive, or the computer may search the diskette for startup information.

For more troubleshooting information, see the “Troubleshooting” chapter in

Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your E-1200 System.

Understanding the Power-On Self-Test

When you turn on your computer, the power-on self-test (POST) routine checks the system memory and components. To see this information on the screen, press TAB during POST. Press ESC to bypass the remaining memory count.

The system displays an error message if POST finds any problems. Write down the error message that appears. See the “Troubleshooting” chapter of

Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your E-1200 System for a description of error messages.

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