Gateway E-3200 User Manual

376.19 Kb
Loading...

E-3200

User's Guide

E-3200 User’s

Guide

Part #8502683

MAN US E3200 USR GDE R0

7/98

In our effort to use nature’s resources efficiently and wisely, we print all manuals on recycled papers that meet the minimum requirements established by the Federal EPA in its guidelines for recycled paper products.

Notices

Copyright © 1998 Gateway 2000, Inc.

All Rights Reserved

610 Gateway Drive

N. Sioux City, SD 57049 USA

All Rights Reserved

This publication is protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. No part of it may be reproduced or transmitted by any means or in any form, without prior consent in writing from Gateway 2000.

The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However, changes are made periodically. These changes are incorporated in newer publication editions. Gateway 2000 may improve and/or change products described in this publication at any time. Due to continuing system improvements, Gateway 2000 is not responsible for inaccurate information which may appear in this manual. For the latest product updates, consult the Gateway 2000 web site at www.gateway.com. In no event will Gateway 2000 be liable for direct, indirect, special, exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in this manual, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

In the interest of continued product development, Gateway 2000 reserves the right to make improvements in this manual and the products it describes at any time, without notices or obligation.

Trademark Acknowledgments

AnyKey, black-and-white spot design, ColorBook, CrystalScan, Destination, EZ Pad, EZ Point, Field Mouse, Gateway 2000, HandBook, Liberty, TelePath, Vivitron, stylized “G” design, and “You’ve got a friend in the business” slogan are registered trademarks and “All the big trends start in South Dakota” slogan, GATEWAY, and Gateway Solo are trademarks of Gateway 2000, Inc. Intel, Intel Inside logo, Pentium, and LANDesk 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

 

E-3200 User’s Guide ...............................................................

1

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

1

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

2

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

3

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

5

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

6

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

7

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

8

Setting Up the Operating System ....................................................

9

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

10

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

11

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

13

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

14

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

15

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

16

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

17

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

19

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

20

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

20

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

21

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

21

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

23

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

24

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

24

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

24

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

25

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

25

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

27

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

28

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

29

Contents i

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

31

ENERGY STAR Compliant ................................................................

33

Index .......................................................................................

35

ii E-3200 User’s Guide

Preface

 

Contents

 

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

2

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

3

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 per-

 

Warning!

 

sonal injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 E-3200 user’s Guide

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 12 inches) 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.

This system is equipped with a 3-wire grounding plug (a plug with a grounding pin). This plug will only fit into a grounded power outlet. This is a safety feature. Do not defeat the purpose of the grounding pin. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to replace the 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.

Preface 3

There is a danger of explosion if the complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) 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.

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.

4 E-3200 user’s Guide

Getting Started

Contents

 

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

6

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

7

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

10

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

11

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 12 inches 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.

6 E-3200 User’s Guide

+ 31 hidden pages