Aspire 3680/5570/5580 Series Service Guide

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NOTE Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic.

WARNING Alerts you to any damage that might result from doing or not doing specific actions.

CAUTION Gives precautionary measures to avoid possible hardware or software problems.

IMPORTANT Reminds you to do specific actions relevant to the accomplishment of procedures.


Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information.


This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION decided for Acer's "global" product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine (e.g. add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability). These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be covered in this generic service guide. In such cases, please contact your regional offices or the responsible personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 System Specifications 1 STEE 1 system Block Diagram ................................................. 4 Boara ШЕсЛе жетек ек екл КМК ТК ТТТ ТТТ Ты 5 TOD роди iis неар ыз накыл ШЕН ықы» кен 5 ОПО ео О ER 6 Your Acer Notebook tour ............................................... 8 EOD VIO eet Geh degen eege beide алы са, орсо 8 Closed FION VIEW EE 9 Eom c M EE EE EE E ТГ 10 EE мысалы аа Ee Ee ana ah ean РЛЫ ЫЫ ee 11 aug TTC" оа оомат 11 BOOMERANG EE 12 үне өс е Aa pP EE 12 EasysLauncr BUUONS: 2225 дынан od лан eic Ron ыла БҰРА 14 Reiter ele WEE 14 Using the Keyboard .................................................. 16 Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad ............................ 16 Windows Keys .................................................. 16 HOCKOVS оа о алет 17 vere еу е о е ГОТ ТЕТ yaaa 18 Acer Empowering Technology .......................................... 20 Empowering Technology password .................................. 20 Acer eNet Management (for selected models) .......................... 20 Acer ePower Management ........................................ 22 Acer ePresentation Management .................................... 24 Acer eDataSecurity Management (for selected models) .................. 25 Acer eLock Management .......................................... 27 Acer еКесоуегу Management ...................................... 28 Acer eSettings Management ....................................... 29 Acer ePerformance Management ................................... 29 ACET ОПОИС СПИ HEES 30 Using Ше System Utilities .............................................. 34 Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible) .............................. 34 Launch Мападег................................................. 35 Hardware Specifications and Configurations ............................... 36 Chapter 2 System Utilities 47 BIOS Беш Way о ое оо а kuu Sus 47 Navigating the BIOS Utility ......................................... 48 ООО MEME RECETA T UTE LITTERE 49 OU н о о О н 50 PRON [= р Зы о 52 SECUN о Е АРАНЫ Ары ное o3 БОО ны р u 2 ai taa 22 Q Qa suu Saser mas of F x un EEUU ТАРТ ТИК Т iP e M p 58 BIOS BIASI UUV ЕРТЕН КИТЕР КЕРЕКУ Т Lee dab d Vosa ries 59 Remove HDD/BIOS Utility `. . rrt RI 60 Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement 65 EH Bn e e WEE 66 Belore- You Вейи: 2-24 2 9 ed get а Ee дал ЗӘРЕ 66 Disassembly Procedure Flowchart ....................................... 67

Removing the Battery Раск ............................................ 69


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Removing the HDD Module/the Memory/the Wireless LAN Card/

the Modem Board/the ODD Module and the LCD Module ..................... 70

Removing the HDD Module ........................................ 70

Removing the Memory/the Wireless LAN Card/the Modem Board ........... 70

Removing the ODD Module ........................................ 71

Removing the LCD Module (including Кеуроага)........................ 71

Disassembling the Main Uint ........................................... 73 oeparating the Main Unit into Upper Case апа Lower Case Assembly ....... 73

Disassembling the Upper Case Assembly ............................. 73

Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly ............................. 73

Disassembling the LCD Module (with video camera) ........................ 75 Disassembling the External Modules ..................................... 77 Disassembling the HDD Мосвше..................................... 77

Disassembling the ODD Module ..................................... 77

Сһартег 4 Troubleshooting 79 System Check Procedllfes ER 80

External Diskette Drive Check ...................................... 80

External CD-ROM Drive Check ..................................... 80

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check ............................. 80

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Power System Check ............................................. 81

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Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message ............................... 84

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Phoenix BIOS Веер Codes ............................................ 88

Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message ................................. 92 Intermittent Problems ................................................. 95 Undetermined ‘Problems аа E ee dice кашага аи ЕЗ 96

Chapter 5 Jumper and Connector Locations 97 Ee ag EENEG 97

БОШОП VIEW: cc. Gaus дер Баста ылық МС cede or наны В 98

Chapter 6 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 101 Aspire 3680/5570/5580 Exploded Diagram ............................... 102 Appendix А Model Definition and Configuration 114 Aspire 3680 Series .................................................. 114 Allee SEES EEN 124

Aspire 5580 ӨО аа б ЫЗ қа ааа шад 128 AppendixB Test Compatible Components 129 Microsoft® Windows® XP Pro Environment Тебі........................... 130

Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Environment Тебі......................... 132 Appendix С Online Support Information 135


System Specifications


Below is a brief summary of the computer's many feature:

Platform and memroy Q Intel? Centrino? Duo mobile technology, featuring

+ Intel? Core 2 Duo processor T5500/T5600 (2MB L2 cache, 1.66/1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB) and T7200/ 17400/T7600 (4 MB L2 cache, 2/2.16/2.33 GHz, 667 MHz FSB) (for Aspire 5580)

* Intel? Core Duo processor T2300/T2400/T2500/T2600 (2MB L2 cache, 1.66/1.83/2/2.16 GHz, 667 MHz FSB) (for Aspire 5570)

+ Mobile Intel? 945GM (for Aspire 5570)/945PM (for Aspire 5580) +ICH7M

Ме PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a/b/g) or Intel PRO/ Wireless 3945BG network connection (dual-mode 802.11b/g)

о Intel Celeron M processor 410/420/430 (1 МВ L2 cache, 1.46/1.60/1.73 GHz, 533 MHz FSB) or higher (for Aspire 3680)

о Mobile Intel 940GML+ICH7M (for Aspire 3680)

J Upto2 GB of DDR2 533/677 MHz system memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support)

О 256/512 MB of DDR2 533 MHz memory, upgradeable to 2 GB using two soDIMM modules (dual- channel support) (for Aspire 3680)

Display and graphics О 14.1" WXGA Acer CrystalBrite М TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing on dual displays via Acer GridVista М (for selected models) О NVIDIA® GeForce Go 7300 up to 256 MB TurboCache (128 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, up to 128 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft? DirectX 9.0, Shader Model 3.0, OpenEXR High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, NVIDIA® PowerMizer™ 6.0 PCI Express? (for selected models) Q Mobile Intel? 940GML Express chipset with integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, up to 224 MB of shared system memory, supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 dual independent display (for Aspire 3680) 16.7 million colors Simultaneous LCD and CRT display, with LCD panel refresh rate at 70Hz Up to 2048 x 1536 resolution via non-interlaced CRT display MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability

Acer CinemaVision™ video technology (Acer Arcade)


Acer ClearVision™ video optimizatin (Acer Arcade)

Storage subsystem О 40/60/80/100/120/160 GB hard disk drive

О X Optical drive options: я вх DVD-Super Multi double-layer DVD/CD-RW combo (for selected models)

О 5-in 1 card reader, supporting Memory Stick®(MS), Memory Stick PRO'M (MS PRO),

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Input devices





MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD), and xD-Picture Сага! М (xD)

88/89-key keyboard

Touchpad with 4-way scroll button

Four easy-launch buttons

Six media keys: volume up/down, play/pause, stop, next, previous (for selected models)

Two front-access LED-switches: WLAN, Bluetooth?

Audio system with two built-in 1.5W speakers Intel® High-Definition audio support

Sound Blaster Pro™ and MS Sound compatible S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers

Built-in microphone




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Acer Video Conference featuring Voice and Video over Internet Protocol (VVoIP) support via Acer OrbiCam™ and optional Acer Bluetooth VoIP phone

Acer OrbiCam!M 1.3 megapixel/310,000 pixel CMOS camera (LCD panel-mounted), featuring: 225 degree ergonomic rotation

+ Acer PrimaLite M technology


+ Intel? PRO Wireless 3945AGB network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a/b/g) or Intel? PRO/ Wireless 3945BG network connection (dual-mode 802.11b/g) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED solution, supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology

+ Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ solution, supporting Acer SignalUp'™ wireless technology (for Aspire 3680)

WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)

LAN: Fast Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready 2 Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-in-LAN ready (for > Fast Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready

Modem: 56K ITU V.92 modem with PTT approval; Wake-on ring ready

PC Card slot (one Type 11) 5-in-1 card reader (MS/MS PRO/MMC/SD/xD) Three USB 2.0 ports

IEEE 1394 port (4-pin) (for selected models, yet for Aspire 3680/5570/5580, there is no IEEE 1394 port)

Infrared port (for selected models, yet for Aspire 3680/5570/5580, there is no Infrared port) External display (VGA) port

S-Video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port

Headphones/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support

Microphone-in jack

Line-in jack

Ethernet (RJ-45) port

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О Modem (RJ-11) port Па DC-in jack for AC adapter

Environment 0 Temperature:

operating: 5? C to 35° С Non-operating: -20° C to 65° C

Па Humidity (non-condensing): operating: 2090-8090 Non-operating: 2040-8040

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2. Find G1 jumper and short the jumper to clear BIOS password.

01: CMOS clear Jumper

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Your Acer Notebook tour

After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new TravelMate computer.

Front View

Built-in camera 1.3 megapixel/310,000 pixel web camera for video communication. (for selected models)

2 Display screen Also called Lliquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output.

3 Easy-launch buttons Buttons for launching frequently used program.

Status indicators Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components.

5 ү Keyboard For entering data into your computer. Palmrest Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. Touchpad Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse.

Click buttons (left, The left and right buttons function like the

center and right) left and right mouse buttons; the center button serves as a 4-way scroll button.

Arcade/media/volume |For use with Acer Arcade and other media

buttons playing programs (for selected models, yet Aspire 3680/557/5580 do not have Arcade/media/volume buttons).

оо | ° | Power button Turns the computer on and off.

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Closed Front View

Ia Power indicator Indicates the computer's power status. BEEN Battery indicator Indicates the computer's battery status.

4 Speakers Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output.

Bluetooth? Press to enable/disable Bluetooth function. communication switch/ Lights to indicate the status of Bluetooth-

indicator communications (optional).

Wireless Press to enable/disable Wireless function. communication button/ |Lights to indicate the status of wireless indicator LAN communications (optional).

Headphones/ Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers/line-out jack speakers, headphones). (2 with S/PDIF support SPDIF EY 7

Microphone-in jack Accepts input from external microphones.

Line-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman). (+

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Left View


| о. External display (УСА) |Соппес to a display device (e.g., external

2 Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use.

S-Video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port

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4-pin IEEE 1394 port


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monitor, LCD projector).

Connects to a television or display device with S-video input.

Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g. USB mouse, USB camera).

Connects to IEEE 1394 devices (for selected models, yet Aspire 3680/5570/ 5580 do not have IEEE 1394 port)

Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer and IR-aware computer). (for selected models, yet Aspire 3680/ 5570/5580 do not have infrared port)

Accepts Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) and xD-Picture Card (xD).

Note: Only one card can operate at any given time.

Accepts опе Type ІІ PC Card.

Ejects the PC Card from the slot.

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Right View

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1 Optical drive Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs (slot-load or tray-load depending on model).

2 Optical disk access Lights up when the optical drive is active

indicator (location depends on model). Optical drive eject Ejects the optical disk from the drive button (location depends on model).

Ejects the optical drive tray when the

computer is turned off (location depends on model).

Connects to a phone line.

Connects to an AC adapter.

Rear Panel

Kensington lock slot Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.

2 USB 2.0 ports Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB А mouse, USB camera).

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Ethernet (RJ-45) port Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based


Bottom Panel

Memory compartment |Houses the computer's main memory.

2 Cooling fan Helps keep the computer cool.

Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan.

Battery release latch Release the battery for removal. Battery bay Houses the computer's battery pack. Battery lock Locks the battery in position.

Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws)



The computer has four easy-to-read status indicators:

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The front panel indicators аге visible even when the computer cover is closed up.


Cap lock

Wireless LAN

Lights when Cap Lock is activated

Lights when Num Lock is activated.

Indicates when the hard disc or optical drive is active.

Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication.

Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication.

Lights up when the computer is on.

Lights up when the battery is being charged.

NOTE: 1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light shows

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green when in AC mode.


Easy-Launch Buttons

Located above the keyboard are four buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are: mail

Web browser, Empowering Key e “and one user-programmable button.

Press е: to run the Acer Empowering Technology. Тһе mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager.

Email application (user-programmable)

Internet browser (user-programmable)

Touchpad Basics

The following teaches you how to use the touchpad:

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О Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor.

(1 Press the left (1) and right (4) buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button.

О Use the 4-way scroll (3) button to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications.

Execute Click twice quickly

Tap twice (at the same speed as double- clicking the mouse button)

to the touchpad on the second tap to drag the cursor.

Access context Click once menu

Drag Click and hold, Tap twice (at then use finger the same speed to drag the as double- cursor on the clicking a touchpad mouse button)

then hold finger

Click and hold to move up/downl/left/right.


NOTE: When using the touchpad, keep it - and your fingers - dry апа clean. Тһе touchpad is sensitive to finger movement; hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response. Tapping too hard will not increase the touchpad's responsiveness.

NOTE: By default, vertical and horizontal scrolling is enabled on your touchpad. It can be disabled under Mouse settings in Windows Control Panel.

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Using the Keyboard

The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, two Windows keys and twelve function keys.

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.


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Caps Lock |When Caps Lock is оп, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase.

Num lock When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in <Fn>+<F11> numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator (complete with the arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /). Use this mode when you need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution would be to connect an external keypad.

Scroll lock When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up <Fn>+<F12> | ог down when you press the up or down arrow keys respectively. Scroll Lock does not work with some applications.

The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols are not printed on the keys.

Type numbers in a normal manner.

Hold «Shift» while using Hold «Fn»? while using cursor-control keys. cursor-control keys.

Main keyboard keys Hold «Fn»? while typing Type the letters in a normal letters on embedded manner. keypad.

Windows Keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.

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Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button; it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of function:

ди + <Tab> Activates next taskbar button.

Be Яш + <E> Opens the My Computer window


Яш + «F1» Opens Help and Support.


Me. <-> Opens the Find: АП Files dialog box. Sieg

Яш + <-> Opens the Run dialog box.


Яш + М Minimizes all windows.

Ay <Shift>+ + «M» Undoes the minimize all windows action. This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse button; it opens the application's context menu.

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like sreen brightness, volume output and the BIOS utility.

To activate hot keys, press and hold the «Fn» key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination.

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Hot key help Displays help on hot keys.

Acer eSetting Launches the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager.

Acer Launches the Acer ePowerManagement in Acer ePowerManagement eManager.


Puts the computer іп Sleep mode.

Display toggle owitches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both.

Screen blank Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return.

Touchpad toggle Turns the internal touchpad on and off.

Speaker toggle Turns the speakers on and off.

Volume up Increases the speaker volume.

й раша аа Brightness up Increases the screen brightness.

Brightness down Decreases the screen brightness

Special Key

You can locate the Euro symbol and US dollar sign at the upper-center and/or bottom-right of your keyboard. To type:

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The Euro symbol 1. Opena text editor or word processor.

2. Either directly press the «Euro» symbol at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold «Alt Gr» and then press the«5» symbol at the upper-center of the keyboard.

The US dollar sign 1. Opena text editor or word processor.

2. Either directly press the «Dollar» key at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold «Shift» and then press the «4» key at the upper-center of the keyboard. NOTE: This function varies by the operating system version.

NOTE: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to typography/faq/faq12.htm for more information.

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Acer Empowering Technology

Acer's innovative Empowering Technology makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer notebook It features the following handy utilities:

Acer eNet Management (for selected models) hooks up to location-based networks intelligently.

Acer ePower Management extends battery power via versatile usage profiles.

Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings conveniently. Acer eDataSecurity Management (for selected models) protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms.

Acer eLock Management (for slected models) limits access to external storage media.

Acer eRecovery Management backs up and recovers data flexibly, reliably and completely.

Acer eSettings Management accesses system information and adjusts settings easily.

Acer ePerformance Management improves system performance by optimizing disk space, memory and registry settings.



For more information, press the < С > кеу to launch the Empowering Technology menu, then click on the appropriate utility and select the Help or Tutorial function.

Empowering Technology password

Before using Acer eLock Management and Acer eRecovery Management, you must initalize the Empowering Technology password. Right-click on the Empowering Technology toolbard and select "Password Setup" to do so. If you do not initialize the Empowering Technology password, you will be prompted to do so when running Acer eLock Management or Acer eRecovery Management for the first time.

Acer eNet Management! (for selected models)


Acer eNet Management helps you to quickly and easily connect to both wired and wireless networks in a variety of locations. To access this utility, either click on the “Acer eNet Management” icon on your netebook, or start the program from the Start menu. You also have the option to set Acer eNet Management to start automatically when you boot up your PC.

Acer eNet Management automatically detects the best settings for a new location, while offering you the freedom to manually adjust the settings to match your needs.

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Acer eher Management can save network settings for a location to a profile, and automatically switch to the appropriate profile when you move from one location to another. Settings stored include network connection settings (IP and DNS settings, wireless AP details, etc.), as well as default printer settings.

Security and safety concerns mean that Acer eNet Management does not store username and password information.

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Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface. To launch it, select Acer ePower Management from the Empowering Technology interface.

AC Mode (Adapter mode)

The default setting is "Maximum Performance." You can adjust CPU speed, LCD brightness and other settings, or click on buttons to turn the following functions on/off: Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, CardBus, FireWire (1394), Wired LAN and Optical Device if supported.

DC Mode (Battery mode)

There are four pre-defined profiles - Entertainment, Presentation, Word Processing, and Battery Life. You can also define up to three of your own.

To create new power profile 1. Change power settings as desired.

Click "Save as..." to save to a new power profile. Name the newly created profile.

Select whether this profile is for Adapter or Battery mode, then click OK.

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The new profile will appear in the profile list.

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For additional options, click "Settings" to:

Set alarms.

Re-load factory defaults.

Select what actions will be taken when the cover is closed or the power button is pressed. View information about Acer ePower Management.


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Acer ePresentation Management lets you project your computer's display to an external device or project using the hot key: Fn + F5. If auto-detection hardware is implemented in the system, your system display will be automatically switched out when an external display is connected to the system.

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Acer eDataSecurity Management M (for selected models)

Acer eDataSecurity Management is handy file encryption utility that protexts your files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. It is conveniently integrated with Windows explorer as a shell extension for quick and easy data encryption/decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for MSN Messager and Microsoft Outlook.

The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a suvervisor password and default encryption. This encryption will be used to encrypt files by default, or you can choose to enter your won file- specific password when encrypting a file.

NOTE: The password used encrypt a file is the unique key that the system needs to decrypt it. If you lose the password, the supervisor password is the only other key capable of decrypting the file. If you lose both passwords, there will be no way to decrypt your encryped file! Be sure to safeguard all related passwords!

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Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock your removable data, optical and floppy

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USB memory card readers, IEEE 1394 disk drives and any other removable disk drives that can be

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Interfaces - includes serial ports, parallel port, infrared (IR), and Bletooth.

To activate Acer eLock Management, a password must be set first. Once set, you can apply locks to any of the devices. Lock(s) will immediately be set without any reboot necessary, and will remain locked after rebooting,

until unlocked.

NOTE: If you lose your password, there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your notebook or taking your notebook to anAcer Customer Serivce Center. Be sure to remember or write down your password.

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