User manual ACER EV-X53 QUICK START GUIDE
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Detailed instructions for use are in the User's Guide.
[. . . ] If the system has multiple sources of power, disconnect power from the system by unplugging all power cords from the power supplies.
CAUTION for accessibility
Be sure that the power outlet you plug the power cord into is easily accessible and located as close to the equipment operator as possible. When you need to disconnect power to the equipment, be sure to unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
• • • Do not use this product near water. Slots and openings are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. [. . . ] • Adjust the display brightness and/or contrast to a comfortable level for enhanced text readability and graphics clarity. • Eliminate glare and reflections by: • Placing your display in such a way that the side faces the window or any light source. • Using a display visor, such as a piece of cardboard extended from the display's top front edge. • Avoid looking at bright light sources, such as open windows, for extended periods of time.
Developing good work habits
Develop the following work habits to make your computer use more relaxing and productive: • Take short breaks regularly and often. If this is unavoidable, work for only short periods, take breaks regularly, and do some stretching exercises.
Safety instructions Additional safety information Disposal instructions Tips and information for comfortable use
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Setting up your computer
Necessary to know before setup Selecting a location Opening the package Connecting peripherals Starting your computer Shutting down your computer System upgrade (selected models only) Opening the computer Setting up new components
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Frequently asked questions Taking care of your computer
Important tips Cleaning and servicing To clean your computer and keyboard To clean your pointing device To clean your monitor When to contact a service technician Asking for technical assistance
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Regulations and safety notices
FCC notice Modem notices Laser compliance statement Digital audio output statement Radio device regulatory notice Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210) Federal Communications Commission
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Information for your safety and comfort iii
Remark: All images are for reference purposes only. Actual configuration may vary.
Your computer consists of the following:
Icon Description Power button Icon Description Floppy drive (selected models only) Optical drive (selected models only) Media card reader (selected models only)
Microphone jack (selected models only) Speaker or headphone jack (selected models only) USB port (selected models only) Copy button (selected models only) Media navigation interface (selected models only) RCA jack (selected models only) PS/2 keyboard connector (selected models only) VGA port (selected models only) Printer connector (selected models only) Microphone-in jack (selected models only) Line-in jack (selected models only) HDMI port (selected models only) SPDIF
IEEE 1394/FireWire jack (selected models only) Backup button (selected models only) Removable hard drivecarriers (selected models only) S/PDIF port (selected models only) PS/2 mouse connector (selected models only) Serial port (selected models only) USB port (selected models only) RJ-45 Ethernet connector (selected models only) Line-out / Speaker-out jack (selected models only) ESATA port (selected models only)
Description Recovery button (selected models only)
Description Network / hard disk drive indicators (selected models only) Kensington lock slot (selected models only) DC-in jack (selected models only)
USB 3. 0
USB 3. 0 ports (selected models only) Display port (selected models only) The Display port adapter is availble on "DP1" only.
DVI port (selected models only)
Note: The specifications listed above are for reference only. Once the start up process is complete, you can begin to use your computer.
Shutting down your computer
In the event of a system crash, press and hold the power button on the front of the system for four seconds. After the system has shut down, turn off all peripheral devices.
System upgrade (selected models only)
You can expand your AcerSystem system quickly and easily by adding components. You can also upgrade the components of your AcerSystem system.
Opening the computer
Before removing any panels or covers, please make sure to shut off the computer and unplug the power cord from the outlet. Slide the panel off.
Setting up new components
You can only use components compatible with AcerSystem computers. Before you choose new components, please ask your authorized Acer dealer whether the part will operate within your AcerSystem system. Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0°C (32°F), or above 35°C (95°F). Carefully route the power cord and any cables away from personal traffic. When unplugging the power cord, do not pull on the cord itself but pull on the plug. The total ampere rating of the equipment plugged in should not exceed the ampere rating of the cord if you are using an extension cord. Also, the total current rating of all equipment plugged into a single wall outlet should not exceed the fuse rating.
Cleaning and servicing To clean your computer and keyboard
1 2 Turn off the computer and unplug the power cord. Use a soft cloth moistened with water and gently wipe the exterior of the computer and the keyboard. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
To clean your pointing device To clean an optical mouse
For users of an optical mouse, refer to the documentation that came with your mouse for maintenance instructions.
To clean your monitor
Make sure that you keep your screen clean. For cleaning instructions, refer to the documentation that came with your monitor.
When to contact a service technician
• • • • If you dropped and damaged the computer If liquid has been spilled into the computer If the computer is not operating normally If a computer problem persists even after you have checked and applied the troubleshooting tips discussed in the "Frequently asked questions" section on page 6 If your problem is not listed in the "Frequently asked questions" section on page 6 If you want to replace or upgrade any of your computer's internal components
Asking for technical assistance
For technical assistance, contact your local dealer or distributor. You may also access the Web site (http://www. acer. com) for information on how and where to contact the service centers available in your area.
Regulations and safety notices
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This device generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. [. . . ] This device is equipped with pulse dialing while the Telecom standard is DTMF tone dialing. There is no guarantee that Telecom lines will always continue to support pulse dialing. Use of pulse dialing, when this equipment is connected to the same line as other equipment, may give rise to bell tinkle or noise and may also cause a false answer condition. Should such problems occur, the user should NOT contact the telecom Fault Service. [. . . ]
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