Gateway ZX6800 Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide

Gateway ZX6800 Manual

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    Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide T ABLE OF C ONTENTS Product Registration Important Information Computer ......10 Turning your Computer ON or OFF...12 Upgrading your Computer...13 Helpdesk 25 ... Welcome Center ...Internet Security Offer...Gateway Recovery Management...Your Computer's Documentation ...
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    ...to some useful benefits, such as: • Faster service from our trained representatives • Membership in the Gateway community: receive promotions and ...to visit our website at www.gateway.com/register. Choose your country and follow the simple instructions. After we receive your product registration, ...
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    ... computer and troubleshoot in case you encounter a problem. To make the most of your computer, Gateway recommends ... Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide did not help fix it, you can run the Gateway ... Gateway Website Remember to visit www.gateway.com often! Check out the Support section; it contains up-...
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    ... it on again. Wait overnight if necessary. Note: If your computer includes slots for memory cards or expansion devices, plastic 'dummies' may be ..., metal objects or other particles. Save the dummies for use when no cards are in the slots. 4 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ... the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: • the power cord or plug is damaged, cut or frayed, • liquid was spilled into the product, • ... please contact your doctor. • We advise that parents monitor the use of games by their children. If you or...
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    ...Keyboard/Mouse and Receiver shown below may not be the same as the Keyboard/Mouse supplied with your computer. Check your InfoCentre documentation to see your Keyboard/... • Use a thin object (such as a pen tip) to press the connect button on the keyboard (C). 6 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ... of the keys depend on the program you are using. The keyboard displayed in this guide is just an example. The layout of your keyboard may vary slightly. For... change volume and access special functions or websites. Please update Gateway InfoCentre for information on your specific keyboard 11. Fn: Use...
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    ... does not feature an internal infrared receiver, a USB receiver is required. If supplied, connect the...batteries are orientated correctly. Remote Control Functions 1. Power ON/OFF or Quick Resume 2. DVD Menu ...keys, Clear and Enter 1 2 4 5 6 9 8 10 11 7 13 12 8 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    Your Computer's Drives The drives described below are commonly used on Gateway computers. However, this does not mean that they are .... To view documentation specific to the model you have purchased, please check Gateway InfoCentre. Memory Card Reader Memory cards are used in a wide selection of ...
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    ... types described below are commonly used on Gateway computers. However, this does not mean... any device, check the installation instructions that were supplied with it. ✓ Do not remove a device... from the computer (for example, see Removing a card from an External Card Reader on page 9). Legacy Ports...
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    ...an aerial could damage your modem, network or TV card or even your whole computer. Please note that ...recording or amplification through the unit. Plugging in an external microphone disables the built-in microphone. Other Connectors Memory Card Reader - Memory cards are used to store and transfer data...
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    ... ON 1. First, switch ON any devices connected to your computer (including a monitor) by pressing the main power button on these devices. 2. Then switch ON your computer ...to the Windows Start menu. Simply close all your applications and press the power button. 12 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ... personalising your computer, click on Start > Help and Support. Upgrading your Computer Gateway strives to make your computing experience as easy and pleasant as possible. Because your computing needs may evolve, Gateway is here to help you choose the right accessories and make ...
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    ... you can do with your old equipment? Don't just throw it out! Gateway encourages you to recycle! Most computer equipment contains hazardous materials, which ...and sell used computers. Please refer to Environment on page 54 to learn more about product disposal. 14 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    I NTERNET AND S OFTWARE USING WINDOWS AND YOUR SOFTWARE Gateway computers include software to help you use your computer; the programs...installation wizard will start automatically and all you have to do is follow the instructions on the screen. Windows Welcome Center The first time you turn on your ...
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    ...the set of recovery discs beforehand. Throughout the process, you will be guided by on-screen instructions. Please read them carefully! > All Programs > Gateway, then click on Gateway Recovery Management. Gateway 1. Click on Start Recovery Management opens...
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    ... have purchased. To open InfoCentre, double-click on the User's Guide (Gateway InfoCentre) icon on the desktop or click on Start > All Programs > Gateway > Gateway InfoCentre. Select a category To update the contents of the User's ...
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    ... also make regular visits to www.gateway.com and check out the Support section: it contains up-... Most of the applications preinstalled on your computer by Gateway feature a documentation file. Note: If ...media programs may have been installed by Gateway to provide an improved media experience. Windows ...
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    ...removable storage (digital camera, CD, DVD, etc). If you have inserted a disk that contains files (such as a DVD, USB key or memory card), Windows will display a dialog box and ask you to choose how you want to open the files. For example, if you have...
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    ...talk to friends and family about their experiences or to check reviews and consumer reports. The ISP you select will provide instructions on how to connect to the ... the Internet while away from home. The socket for a SIM card may be built in to your computer, or may require an ...
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    ...their services. Read carefully the documentation supplied with your Access point/router for detailed setup instructions. Network Cable (RJ45) A network cable (also called ... a free USB port on your computer. Wireless Expansion Card: This card is installed inside your computer in an ...
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    ... is prohibited. Switch off all devices before boarding an aircraft; they may be dangerous to the operation of the aircraft, disrupt communications, and even be illegal. 22 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ...or close the window. 3. Address bar: Type in an Internet address (e.g. www.gateway.com) and press the Enter key on your keyboard, this will...a free pre-installed application that allows you to easily search and personalize your Gateway computer. Google Desktop provides fulltext search over your email,...
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    ... Gateway Website To get you started why not visit our website, www.gateway.com. Gateway is dedicated to provide you with on-going personalized support. Check out our Support section to get help tailored to your needs. www.gateway.com is your gateway to a world of online...
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    ... new computer and ensure it runs smoothly for a long time, you should use the programs below and regularly perform the actions described in this guide. Maintenance Recommended maintenance tasks There are several tasks you should perform periodically (about once per month) to ensure your computer ...
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    ... and click on Empty Recycle Bin or select only the items you want to delete. Items deleted from external devices, such as memory cards, do not go to the Recycle Bin, they are permanently deleted. 2. Uninstall the programs you no longer use: > Control Panel ...
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    Windows System Restore. System Restore monitors the changes to your computer and automatically creates restore points to .... If you cannot access the Windows desktop: 1. Press the Alt+F10 key upon start-up when the Gateway logo appears. This will open the Recovery Program. 2. Select Windows System ...
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    ...to explore everything the Internet has to offer. In order for you to be safe online, Gateway has pre-installed Symantec's award-winning Norton Internet Security on...detects and eliminates spyware, removes viruses and Internet worms, protects against hackers. 28 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ... resources or clogging up a network. Note: Gateway guarantees that your computer was 100% virus.... Spyware is sometimes used by unscrupulous companies to monitor and track the sites you visit... programs. Each connection to your computer is monitored - programs that attempt to receive information without...
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    ...-date. A complete version of Norton Internet Security™ is pre-installed on your Gateway system. It includes a free trial subscription to protection updates. Make sure you...the small lock icon in the bottom of your web browser (usually the right-hand corner). 30 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ...the fine print, or even better, simply ignore it. Review bank and credit card statements regularly. The impact of identity theft and online...ways to get the tip-off that something has gone wrong is by reviewing the monthly statements provided by your bank and credit card companies for anything out of ...
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    ...programs attempt to change important Windows settings. Note: Windows Defender works with your Windows Update settings to automatically install the latest definitions. 32 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ...infected by malicious software. However, do not blame every computer problem on a virus! If you suspect your computer is infected, the... resolve issues. Remote Assistance makes it possible to diagnose and repair problems with a computer without personally visiting it. You can access Remote Assistance ...
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    ...your computer and prevent problems in the future. Nothing displays on the screen (page 34) The screen freezes when the Gateway logo displays (page 36) The screen freezes when... both your computer and your monitor. Your computer is in suspend or power saving mode. 1. If the computer...
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    ... two video ports, one on the motherboard ("integrated video") and another on a high-performance graphics card using an expansion slot. Note: Please refer ...cables are connected correctly. Always connect your monitor to the graphics card, if present. If one video port ...
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    ... computer and check if it works fine. 3. If it does, replacing the USB assembly of that particular motherboard will solve the problem entirely. The screen freezes when the Gateway logo displays When the computer starts, it first performs a test of ...
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    ...last time you used it. 1. Switch your computer and monitor on. 2. When the Gateway logo appears, press F8 on your keyboard to access the advanced startup options. 3. Use... external devices and Removing additional internal hardware on page 35. The Windows desktop displays, but the operating...
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    ... program, please check the software editor's Website for updates. If the program was originally supplied with your computer, you may check the Gateway Support Website on www.gateway.com for downloads as well. Is your computer up-to-date? Malicious programs ...
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    ... Windows desktop: Restart your computer, press the Alt+F10 key upon start-up when the Gateway logo appears to start the Recovery Program. Miscellaneous Troubleshooting Keyboard & Mouse My Keyboard Does Not Work 1. The numeric keypad is disabled When...
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    ... sets, mobile phones, other monitors, refrigerators, large stereo speakers, power adapters, halogen lighting with built-in power supply or motor driven appliances. Faulty fluorescent ... speaker power is on. 3. The Windows main volume control needs adjusting. 40 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting ...
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    ... Control Panel > Hardware a. Check that your sound card is correctly configured. Click on Start and ...connection, ensure that you: ✓ Always connect to a grounded power socket (a standard "earthed" 3 pin socket)....telephone line and pull out the power cord from the power outlet. You Cannot Connect ...
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    ... modem is defective. Check the status lights on your modem and refer to manufacturer's documentation. If the problem persists and the connection has been previously working, then contact your ISP. 42 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ... does not work The guidelines below cover the most common types of problems encountered with printers. Please read your printer's manual for specific instructions. Should you need further assistance, please contact the manufacturer of your printer....
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    ... with a new program or hardware, please check the supplied documentation as well as the manufacturer's website. For support, please contact the manufacturer's hotline. Gateway cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by adding ...
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    ... provider should perform such installation. For further information on upgrading your system's Random Access Memory (RAM) or Processor (CPU), please refer... Note: If you have problems installing your new hardware, you should check the supplied manual first. If you are still having difficulties, please...
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    ... troubleshooting steps (page 34) did not help fix your problem, you can run the Gateway Recovery Management program. This will restore your computer to ... Restore tab, then click Reinstall applications/drivers. The Gateway Application Recovery main menu opens. 46 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ... Click on Contents. A list of software and device drivers opens. 4. Click on the install icon for the item you ... points. In most cases of hard-to-resolve software problems, you can return to one of these restore... click Start, then click Help and Support. Type windows system restore in the Search Help...
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    ...on Gateway Recovery Management. Gateway 1. Click on Start Recovery Management opens. 2. Click on the Restore tab, ... drive. This process may take a while, but a Gateway Recovery Management screen shows you its ..., then press Alt+F10 during startup. Gateway Recovery Management opens. 2. Click on Restore ...
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    ... to a wireless device will void the authorization to use it. Contact Gateway for service information. Caution: The transmitting device embedded in .... For additional information regarding this product warning, go to www.gateway.com/ prop65. MERCURY WARNING THE LAMP IN THIS DISPLAY CONTAINS MERCURY. ...
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    ... request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved. The telephone company may make...) that is installed outdoors is subject to licensing. Low power, Radio transmitter type devices (radio.... TELECOMMUNICATIONS PER INDUSTRY CANADA CS-03 (FOR PRODUCTS FITTED WITH AN IC-COMPLIANT MODEM...
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    ... utility, telephone lines, and internal metallic water pipe system, if present...: Hereby, Gateway, declares that the wireless devices provided with this computer include a low power radio... Kingdom. MODIFICATIONS TO THE PRODUCT CE Marking Gateway cannot be held responsible for unauthorized modifications...
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    ...modem cable can have length exceeding 3 metres. Gateway recommends that you add a ferrite core round clip to each cable connecting your Gateway computer to a hardware device that has not been... cables only (cat ≥ 5). During product certification, Gateway used the following cable quality: ­ USB2.0 ...
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    The optical devices installed in your computer are designed for use solely as components of such electronic product and therefore do not comply with the appropriate requirements of Code of Federal Regulation Sec. 1040.10 and Sec. 1040.11 for COMPLETE laser products. Because exposure to laser ...
  • Gateway ZX6800 | Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide - Page 54
    ... has determined that all Gateway monitors meet the Energy Star® guidelines for energy efficiency... for disposal. These rules concern all Gateway products and also all accessories... to your retailer if you are replacing it. For information, visit www.gateway.com/about/corp_responsibility/environment.php...
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    ...N S E Note: Most of the software applications are already preinstalled on your Gateway computer. They are ready to use or to set up. However, ... SOFTWARE on a portable or home computer. 2. Copyright The SOFTWARE is owned by Gateway or its suppliers and is protected by United States copyright laws and ...
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    ... ...25 Disk Defragmenter ...25 Display ...40 Download ...19 Drives...9 Memory card reader...9 Optical drives ...9 DSL ...20, 42 DVI port... screen...40 Line-Out ...11 M Maintenance HDD management ...26 System tools...26 Malware ...29 Memory...13 Memory card reader...9, 11 Microphone ...11 Modem...20, ...
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    ... cases...34 TV tuner ...11, 18 TV-Out ...11 P Pointer...7 Ports...10 Power cords ...4 Power on/off...12 Power saving modes...13 PowerDVD...19 Printer ...43 PS/2...10 R Recovery System Restore...Antivirus ...28 Windows automatic updates ...28, 32 Upgrading Recycling ...14 Storage...13 USB ...11 ...



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