Acer acernote 950 Manual

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Getting Started
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Getting Started
This chapter introduces this multimedia notebook and gives first-time
operating instructions.
1.1
Overview
This system supports the Intel Pentium™ processor, packing the processing
power of a multimedia desktop PC into a compact, slim and lightweight
notebook suitable for use on the road, at the office or in your home.
Combining performance, versatility, and a host of advanced power-
management features plus multimedia capabilities, this notebook helps you
work with unmatched productivity and reliability.
The system features a modular design.  It supports multiple configurations
with its unique storage, accessory and power bays. The storage bay holds a
user-upgradeable 2.5-inch, high-capacity hard disk drive.  The accessory bay
houses a 3.5-inch, 1.44-MB removable diskette drive, a 5.25-inch,
removable IDE CD-ROM drive, or a secondary battery for more power on-
the-go.  The power bay accommodates a battery pack or the AC adapter.
The easy-to-open modular housing design, with innovative use of latches,
grooves, and sliding compartments, makes upgrades easy.  The hard disk,
diskette drive, CD-ROM drive, keyboard, touchpad, battery pack and AC
adapter are easy to install and remove, thanks to the unique housing.
This system supports PCMCIA technology, allowing flexible use of up to two
type II or one type III PC cards.  Hailed in leading industry journals as the
technology that will revolutionize portable computing, the PCMCIA interface
allows you to use credit-card-sized fax/data modem cards, SRAM cards, 1.8-
inch removable hard disks, SCSI interface cards and other devices.  Thus,
you enjoy benefits similar to those of add-on cards in desktop PCs.

Summary of Contents of manual for Acer acernote 950

  • Page 1 Chapter 1 Getting Started This chapter introduces this multimedia notebook and gives first-time operating instructions. 1.1 Overview This system...
  • Page 2 An innovative feature of the notebook is the palm rest. Located below the keyboard, it provides ample palm space...
  • Page 31.2 Item Checklist Remove all items from the carton and save the packing materials for future use. If any of...
  • Page 41.3 LCD Display The system supports four different LCD display configurations as shown in Table 1-1. Table 1-1 LCD Display...
  • Page 5 A microswitch, located near the LCD cover hinge, detects the opening and closing of the LCD display. The LCD...
  • Page 61.4 Front Panel The front panel has three bays that house removable components. These include the storage bay, the accessory...
  • Page 7 Module Installation and Swapping To remove a module: Release the bay lock of the Bay Lock bay you want...
  • Page 8 Table 1-2 lists all possible module combinations. Table 1-2 Module-Bay Combinations n Storage Bay o Accessory Bay p Power...
  • Page 91.5 Rear Panel The rear panel consists of peripheral connectors. Open the port cover to access the CRT, serial, parallel...
  • Page 10 When connecting a port replicator or connecting the notebook to a docking station, open the expansion port cover (instead...
  • Page 111.6 Left Panel The left panel of the system includes PCMCIA slots and audio jacks for a microphone and line-in...
  • Page 12 Flexible PCMCIA implementation and support enable you to use credit-card- sized PC cards similar to add-on cards for desktop...
  • Page 131.7 Right Panel The right panel features the connectors and buttons associated with system power. Figure 1-9 shows the right...
  • Page 141.8 AC Adapter The AC adapter accepts input voltage ranging from 100V to 240V at a frequency range of 47Hz...
  • Page 15 Connecting the AC Adapter The AC adapter connects to the system in two ways, either internally or 1 externally....
  • Page 16 Connecting the Adapter Externally 1. Release the AC adapter lock and slide the AC adapter out of the power...
  • Page 17 5. Connect the other end of the DC-in cable to the DC-in port of the notebook. 6. Connect the...
  • Page 181.9 Starting the System Figure 1-11 shows the location of the power on/off switch. Press this toggle switch to turn...
  • Page 191.10 Interior Features Figure 1-12 shows the location of the control buttons and status LCD. Contrast control1 Standby/Suspend button Status...
  • Page 20 Status LCD Indicators Docking icon This icon appears when the system is connected to a docking station. Power icon...
  • Page 211.11 Keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys, including an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys and twelve function keys. Figure 1-13...
  • Page 22 Lock Keys The system has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. When you activate a...
  • Page 23 Embedded Keypad The embedded keypad, which has functions similar to a desktop numeric keypad, is indicated by small characters...
  • Page 24 Palm Rest and Foot Supports The palm rest, located below the keyboard, gives you a place to rest your...
  • Page 251.12 Touchpad The touchpad is an IBM PS/2-type mouse-compatible pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the...
  • Page 26 Touchpad Basics The following tips will help you use the touchpad: 1. Move your finger across the touchpad to...
  • Page 271.13 Using the Notebook for the First Time Follow these steps when you use the notebook for the first time,...
  • Page 28 You may also want to install Windows if your package includes it. Insert Windows diskette #1 into the diskette...
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