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    Aspire 8920 Series User's Guide[...]

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    Changes may be made peri odically to the infor mation in this publication without obligation to noti[...]

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    iii Information for your safety and comfort Safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. K[...]

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    iv Warnings • Do not use t his product near water. • Do not place this prod uct on an unstable c[...]

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    v Note: The grounding pin also provides good protection from unexpected noise prod uced by other nea[...]

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    vi discharged hundreds of times, but it will eventually wear out. When the operation time becom es n[...]

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    vii Telephone line safety • Disconnect all telephone lines from the equ ipment when not in use and[...]

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    viii Pacemakers. Pacemaker manufacturers recommend that a minimum separation of 15.3 centimeters (6 [...]

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    ix Emergency calls Warning: You cannot make emergency calls through this devic e. To make an emergen[...]

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    x ENERGY STAR is a government program (public/private partnership) that gives people the power to pr[...]

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    xi If you have these sympto ms, or any ot her recurring or persistent discomfort and/or pain related[...]

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    xii display's top front edge • Avoid adjusting your display to an awkward viewin g angle. •[...]

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    xiii 3F, No. 168 X izang medium road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai[...]

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    xiv First things first We would like to thank you for mak ing an Acer notebook yo ur choice for meet[...]

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    xv To turn the power off, do any of th e followin g: • Use the Windows shutdown command Click on S[...]

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    xvi Taking care of yo ur battery pack Here are some ways to take care of your battery pack: • Use [...]

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    Information for your safety and comfort iii Safety instructions iii Additional safety information vi[...]

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    Hotkeys 32 Special keys 33 Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray 34 Using a computer security [...]

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    Music 56 Background mode 56 Taking your notebook PC with you 57 Disconnecting from the desktop 57 Mo[...]

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    Manage user backups 75 Restore 76 Troubleshooting 77 Troubleshooting ti ps 77 Error messages 77 Regu[...]

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    1 Empowering Technology Acer Empowering Technology The Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy f[...]

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    2 Empowering Technology To launch Acer Empowering Techn ology applications: 1 On the Acer Empowering[...]

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    3 Empowering Technology Empowering Technology password You must set the Empowering Technol ogy passw[...]

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    4 Empowering Technology 8 Click OK to set the password.[...]

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    5 Empowering Technology Acer eAudio Management Acer eAudio Management allows you to easily control t[...]

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    6 Empowering Technology Acer ePower Manage ment Acer ePower Management features a straightforward us[...]

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    7 Empowering Technology To edit a po wer plan: Editing a power plan allows you to adju st system set[...]

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    8 Empowering Technology 3 Click the Battery tab to view remaining battery life, battery status, and [...]

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    9 Empowering Technology Acer eDataSecurity Management (for select ed models) Acer eDataSecurity Mana[...]

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    10 Empowering Technology[...]

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    11 Empowering Technology Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Management is a versatile backup u[...]

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    12 Empowering Technology For more information, please refer to "Acer eRecovery Man agement"[...]

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    13 Empowering Technology • Lets you set an asset tag for your system.[...]

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    14 Empowering Technology Windows Mobility Center The Windows Mobility Ce nter collects key mob ile-r[...]

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    15 English Your Acer notebook tour After setting up your computer as illustrated in the poster, let [...]

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    16 English # Icon Item Description 1 Acer PureZone Two internal st ereo microphones for so und recor[...]

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    17 English Closed front view # Icon Item Description 1 Speakers Front left , center and front right [...]

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    18 English Left view # Icon Item Description 1 DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter. 2M o d e m ( R [...]

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    19 English Right view # Icon Item Description 1 ExpressCard /54 slot Accepts on e Expres sCard/54 mo[...]

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    20 English Rear view # Icon Item Description 1 Tuba The dedicate d Tuba CineB ass subwoofer pumps ou[...]

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    21 English Base view # Icon Item Description 1 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (s[...]

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    22 English Specifications Operating sy stem • Windows Vi sta ™ Platform •I n t e l ® Centrino[...]

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    23 English Note: The specifications listed above are for reference on ly. The exact config uration o[...]

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    25 English Indicators The computer has serveral easy-to-read status indicators. The front panel indi[...]

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    26 English Easy-launch buttons Located beside the keyboard are applicatio n buttons. These buttons a[...]

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    27 English Touchpad The built-in seamless touchpad is a pointi ng device that senses movement on its[...]

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    28 English Touchpad basics The following items show you how to use the tou chpad: • Move your fing[...]

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    29 English Note: When using the touchpad, keep it — and your fingers — dry and clean. The touchp[...]

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    30 English Using the keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys, a numeric keypad, cu rsor, lock, Win[...]

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    31 English Windows keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Key Descr[...]

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    32 English Hotkeys The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access m ost of the computer&[...]

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    33 English Special keys You can locate the Euro symbol and th e US dollar sign at the upper-center a[...]

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    34 English Ejecting the optical (CD or DVD) drive tray Press the drive eject button to eject the opt[...]

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    35 English Audio The system provides you whole new enthusiastic audio experienc e including Acer Pur[...]

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    36 English Acer PureZone Acer PureZone technology supports Acou stic Echo Cancellation, Beam Forming[...]

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    37 English Set playback as digital output To set up surround sound, select the Playback Devices by r[...]

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    38 English Video 16:9 display 16:9 display delivers F ull HD movies at hom e like never before. S ky[...]

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    39 English Using the system utilities Acer Bio-Protection (for selected models) Acer Bio-Protection [...]

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    40 English Acer GridVista (dual- display compatible) Note: This feature is only available on certain[...]

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    41 English 3 Enjoy the c onvenience of a well-o rganized de sktop. Note: Please ensure that the reso[...]

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    42 English Frequently asked questions The following is a list of possible situations that may arise [...]

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    43 English • If headphones, earphones or externa l speakers are connected to the line- out port on[...]

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    44 English I want to resto re my computer to its original settings without recovery CDs. Note: If yo[...]

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    45 English Requesting service International Travelers Warranty (ITW) Your computer is backed by an I[...]

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    46 English Battery pack The computer uses a batt ery pack that gi ves you long use betwee n charges.[...]

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    47 English Follow these steps ag ain until the batte ry has been charged an d discharged three times[...]

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    48 English To remove a battery pack: 1 Slide the battery releas e latch to release the battery. 2 Pu[...]

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    49 English Battery-lo w warning When using batter y power pay attention to the Win dows power meter.[...]

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    50 English Acer Arcade Deluxe Acer Arcade Deluxe is an integrated pl ayer for music, photos, DVD mov[...]

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    51 English General controls When watching video clip s, movies or slideshows using full- screen reso[...]

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    52 English • Subtitles • Language • Snapshot • Angle If you move your mouse/cursor while you[...]

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    53 English HomeMedia HomeMedia is a prog ram that lets you access and share m edia files and TV sign[...]

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    54 English • Pan & Scan displays the central portion of DVD titles in widescreen ratio, and al[...]

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    55 English In each of the above sections, you can click Default to return the Acer Arcade Deluxe set[...]

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    56 English Editing Pictures Choose Menu and you can Rotate , Remove Re d Eye , and Aut o Fix (optim [...]

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    57 English Taking your notebook PC with you This section gives you tips and hin ts to consider when [...]

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    58 English Note: If the Sleep indicator is of f, the computer has entered Hibernation mode and is tu[...]

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    59 English Special considerations Follow these guidelines to protect yo ur computer while traveling [...]

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    60 English Special considerations In addition to the guidelines for taking the co mputer home, follo[...]

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    61 English Securing your computer Your computer is a valuable investment that you need to take care [...]

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    62 English Entering passwords When a password is set, a password prompt appears in the ce nter of th[...]

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    63 English Expanding through options Your notebo ok PC offers yo u a complete mobile comp uting expe[...]

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    64 English Built-in network feature The built-in network feature allows you to connect your computer[...]

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    65 English Universal Serial Bus (USB) The USB 2.0 port is a high-speed serial bus which allo ws you [...]

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    66 English ExpressCard The ExpressCard is the newest version of th e PC Card. It is a smaller and fa[...]

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    67 English Installing memory Follow these steps to install memory: 1 Turn off the computer, unplu g [...]

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    68 English Connecting your TV and AV-in cables (for select ed models) Follow the instructions below [...]

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    69 English To set up the antenna: 1 Push gently at the top u ntil the bottom section pops out. 2 Pul[...]

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    70 English AV-in cable The AV-in cable can b e used to connect your note book to a VHS player or cam[...]

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    71 English BIOS utility The BIOS utility is a hardware config uration program built into your comput[...]

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    72 English Using software Playing DVD movies When the DVD drive module is installed in the optical d[...]

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    73 English Power management This computer has a built- in power management unit that monitors system[...]

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    74 English Acer eRecovery Management Acer eRecovery Managemen t is a tool to quickly back up and res[...]

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    75 English 3 Select the type of backup (factory default or drivers and applications) you would like [...]

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    76 English Restore The restore feature allows you to restore or recover the system from a factory de[...]

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    77 English Troubleshooting This chapter shows you how to deal with common system problems. Read it b[...]

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    78 English If you still encounter problems after going through the corrective measures, please conta[...]

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    79 English Regulations and safety notices FCC notice This device has been tested and fo und to compl[...]

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    80 English Notice: Canadian users This Class B digital apparatus complies with Ca nadian ICES-003. R[...]

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    81 English Your telephone company may make chang es in its facilities, equipment, operations, or pro[...]

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    82 English Notice for New Zealand 1 The grant of a Telepermit for any item of terminal equ ipment in[...]

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    83 English Laser compliance statement The CD or DVD drive used with this computer is a laser p roduc[...]

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    84 English Radio device regulatory notice Note : Below regulatory information is for mo dels with wi[...]

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    85 English List of applicable countries EU member states as of May 2004 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germ [...]

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    86 English 2 This device is restricted to indoor us e due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz f[...]

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    87 English LCD panel ergonomic specifications Design viewi ng distance 500 mm Design inclination ang[...]

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    88 English Index A AC adapter caring for xv audio 35 troublesh ooting 42 B battery pack battery-low [...]

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    89 English modem 63 N network 64 Notebook Man ager hotkey 32 num lock 30 on indicator 25 numeric key[...]