eMachines ET1831 eMachines Desktop User's Guide

eMachines ET1831 Manual

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    User Guide EM001
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    Copyright © 2009. All Rights Reserved. eMachines User Guide Original Issue: 06 / 2009 Model number: _____ Serial number: _____ Purchase date: _____ Place of purchase: _____ Visit http://registration.emachines.com and discover the benefits of being an eMachines customer.
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    ... your safety and comfort Safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document ... future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off ... touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock....
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    ... of this product. • Use the product only with the supplied power supply cord set. If you ... outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: • the power cord or plug is damaged, ... a need for service • the product does not operate normally after following the operating instructions ...
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    ...cost and protecting the environment without sacrificing features or performance. eMachines is proud to offer our customers products with the ...efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. eMachines is committed to offer products and services worldwide that help customers save...
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    ... to eMachines system with an ENERGY STAR sticker. eMachines ENERGY STAR qualified products: • Produce less heat ...marks Tips and information for comfortable use Computer users may complain of eyestrain and headaches after prolonged use. Users are also at risk of physical injury after long hours of ...
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    Taking care of your vision Long viewing hours, wearing incorrect glasses or contact lenses, glare, excessive room lighting, poorly focused screens, very small typefaces and low-contrast displays could stress your eyes. The following sections provide suggestions on how to reduce eyestrain. Eyes • ...
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    ... discomfort and injury from repetitive strain ...7 Preparing power connections ...8 Protecting from power source problems ...8 Checking the voltage selection ...9 ... 3: Troubleshooting ...24 First steps ...25 Troubleshooting ...25 Add-in cards ...26 Audio ...26 CD or DVD drives ...26 DVD drives ...26...
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    ... cards ...File management ...Hard drive ...Internet ...Keyboard ...Memory ...Memory card reader ...Modem (cable or DSL) ...Modem (...Networks ...Optical disc drives ...Passwords ...Power ...Printer ...Sound ...Recovering your system ...Creating recovery discs ...Recovering pre-installed software and ...
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    Chapter 1 Checking Out Your Computer 1
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    ... to some useful benefits, such as: • Faster service from our trained representatives • Membership in the eMachines community: receive promotions and participate ... visit our website at http://registration.emachines.com. Choose your country and follow the simple instructions. After we receive your ...
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    ..., MP3 player, PDA, cellular telephone, or other device into the memory card reader. Press this button to turn the power on or off. You can also configure ... jack. This jack is color-coded green. Memory card reader Power button/power indicator USB ports Microphone jack ...
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    ... set to the correct voltage for your area. Plug the power cord into this connector. Plug a PS/2 ... these ports. Plug a microphone into this jack. Power connector PS/2 keyboard port Monitor (... (green plug) -ORFront speakers jack This jack is user configurable for one of the following: Headphone: Plug ...
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    ... source (such as a stereo) into this jack so you can record sound on your computer (Default). Stereo out: Plug your side left and right ... (optional) HDMI port (optional) ESATA Connects to devices such as terminals and various peripherals. HDMI Supports high definition digital video connections. 5
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    Chapter 2 Setting Up and Getting Started 6
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    Working safely and comfortably Before using your computer, follow these general guidelines for setting up a safe and comfortable work area and avoiding discomfort and strain: • Keep hands and arms parallel to the floor. • Adjust the screen so it is perpendicular to your line of sight, and the ...
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    ... and Getting Started Preparing power connections Protecting from power source problems High voltages ... surge protector and the modem. Warning During a power surge, the voltage level of electricity coming ... your computer. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) supplies battery power to your computer ...
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    ... turning on your computer. In the United States, the utility power is supplied at a nominal 115 volts at 60 Hz... other areas of the world, such as Europe, the utility power is supplied at 230 volts at 50 Hz. ... into your computer, provides power to the system board, add-in cards, and peripheral devices....
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    Chapter 2: Setting Up and Getting Started Connecting to a broadband modem or network Your computer may be equipped with a built-in Ethernet (network) jack. For information about setting up a wired or wireless Ethernet network. Important You can connect your computer to a cable or DSL (broadband)...
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    ..., and other multimedia features. A group of related Web pages is called a Web site. You can access Web sites to shop, track investments, read the news, download programs, and much more. You can explore a Web site or visit other Web sites by clicking areas on a Web page called links or hyperlinks. A ...
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    ...Resource Locator") in the browser address bar (for example www.emachines.com), then click GO on the browser address ... Start, then click Help and Support. Type connecting to a Web site in the Search... browser locates the server computer on the Internet, downloads (transfers) data to your computer, and...
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    ...Web page for the file that you want to download. Follow the on-screen instructions for saving the file in the folder.... Install or view the downloaded file by double-clicking it. If applicable, follow the instructions provided..., then click Help and Support. Type downloading files in the Search Help box...
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    Chapter 2: Setting Up and Getting Started Ethernet networking Wired Ethernet networking An wired Ethernet network consists of two or more computers connected together through an Ethernet cable. This connection type is commonly used in offices around the world and can be used to build computer ...
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    Attached to the router are all of your computers or Ethernet-ready devices. Also connected to the router is a cable or DSL modem that provides access to the Internet. Cable/DSL modem Router Equipment you need for a router-based Ethernet network For best results, all Ethernet components should be...
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    ...and IP addresses Determining if an Ethernet card is already installed on your computer Setting ...working, contact your Internet service provider. Installing Ethernet cards and drivers After ... the documentation that comes with your Ethernet cards for instructions on installing the card and any required...
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    Connecting network cables We recommend using category 5 (Cat 5), unshielded, twisted-pair cable (about 1/4-inch diameter with a thin outer-jacket, containing eight color-coded wires), and equipment compatible with this type of cable. This type of cable is equipped with RJ-45 connectors (like a ...
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    ... for each computer you want to connect to the network. Cable/DSL modem Router WAN port To set up a network using a router: 1 Plug one end of the power adapter into the AC connector on the router and the other end into a grounded, 110V electrical outlet. 2 3 Turn on your computers. Plug one end of...
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    .... Configuring your router After you have named your computers and set up TCP/IP on them, you can configure your router using your Web browser. For instructions, see your router's documentation. Testing your network Now that your home network is set up, log onto one of your computers and access a ...
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    ...access point includes a USB or parallel port. For more information, see the instructions that came with your router or access point. • Use a ... each computer must have the shared printer's drivers installed. Follow the instructions included with your printer to install the printer drivers on each ...
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    2 Right-click the drive or folder that you want to share, then click Share. The Properties dialog box opens. If you share a drive, the entire contents of that drive will be available to everyone on your network. If you share a folder, only the contents of that folder will be available to everyone ...
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    ... printers Viewing shared drives and folders For more information about sound workgroups, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type workgroups in the...click Create Shortcut. A shortcut is created for the drive or folder and the icon for the shortcut is placed on your desktop. 22
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    ...install the driver for the printer on the computer you are sending the file from. You can obtain the printer driver and installation instructions from the CD that shipped with your printer or from the manufacturer's Web site. Important To print files across the network: 1 Open the file you want ...
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    Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 24
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    ... Care in diagnosing and fixing the problem. • If you added or removed peripheral devices, review the installation procedures you performed and make sure that ...troubleshooting, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type troubleshooting in the Search box, then press ENTER. Help ...
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    Chapter 3: Troubleshooting Add-in cards The computer does not recognize an add-in card • Shut down and restart your computer. • Make ...software. For more information, see the documentation that came with your add-in card. Audio See "Sound" on page 42. CD or DVD...
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    ...computer does not recognize an add-in Ethernet card • Shut down and restart your ...see the documentation that came with your Ethernet card. • Reseat the card. For more information about your Ethernet ..., see the documentation that came with your Ethernet card. Your Ethernet network is running slower...
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    Chapter 3: Troubleshooting Expansion cards The computer does not recognize an expansion card • Shut down and restart your computer. •... more information, see the documentation that came with your expansion card. File management For more information about restoring deleted files,...
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    ...from the hard drive. You see a "Data error" message • This may be the result of a defective area on the hard drive. To fix hard drive problems, run the Error checking program. The hard drive cannot be accessed, or you see a "General failure reading drive C" error message • Restart your ...
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    Chapter 3: Troubleshooting You see a "Non-system disk" or "disk error" error message • ... your ISP technical support for help. Make sure that you do not have a problem with your modem. ... click Start, then click Help and Support. Type troubleshooting connections in the Search box, then press ...
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    ... host" message and are unable to browse the Internet • This problem can occur when you have typed a...local telephone service • The condition of the Internet computers to which you connect and the number of users ... service provider (ISP) is set up correctly. Contact your ISP for technical support....
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    ... it dries, you may need to replace it. Memory For more information about troubleshooting memory errors, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type memory error in the Search box, then press ENTER. Help You see a "Memory error" message • Use a third-party diagnostic program ...
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    You see a "Not enough memory" error message • Close all programs, then restart your computer. Memory card reader Drive letters for the memory card slots do not appear in the My Computer window • Reboot your computer. Modem (cable or DSL) • ...
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    Chapter 3: Troubleshooting For more information about dialing properties, click Start, then click Help and Support. ... for line noise (scratchy, crackling, or popping sounds). Line noise is a common problem that can cause the modem to connect at a slower rate, abort downloads, or even disconnect. The...
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    ...works with a different communications program. The problem may be with just one program. • Review the troubleshooting information under "Internet" on page 30. Your 56K modem... have a 56K modem • Current fax technology only supports a maximum send and receive rate of 14,400...
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    ... your computer. • Run Windows modem diagnostics. For more information about modem troubleshooting, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type modem troubleshooting in the Search box, then press ENTER. Help The modem is noisy when it dials and connects...
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    .... • Change the display settings. For more information. For more information about display types, see your monitor and video card documentation. For more information about changing the screen resolution, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type screen ...
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    ... network troubleshooting, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type network troubleshooting in the Search box, then press ENTER. Help ... a DVD, make sure that you have a DVD drive. • Your computer may be experiencing some temporary memory problems. Shut down and restart your computer. • ...
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    • Make sure that the drive is configured • correctly by following the instructions in the drive documentation. Reinstall the device driver. An audio CD does not produce sound • Make sure that the disc label is facing up, then try again. • ...
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    Chapter 3: Troubleshooting • DVDs and DVD drives contain regional codes that help control DVD ... LOCK is turned off, then retype the password. Power Your computer will not turn on • Make sure ... into the outlet and turn it on. Make sure that the power cord is free from cuts or damage. Replace any...
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    ... large files or many files at one time, you may want to add additional memory to the printer. See the printer documentation for instructions for adding additional memory. You see a "Printer is out of paper" error message After adding paper, make sure that the...
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    ... Help and Support. Type printer troubleshooter in the Search box, then press ENTER. Help Sound You are ... the universal jacks are configured correctly. For more information about sound troubleshooting, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type sound troubleshooter in the Search box, then press ...
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    ... in "Troubleshooting" on page 24 or in the technical support pages at www.emachines.com. Problem solving may also ...also called recovering or restoring your system). eMachines provides everything you need to recover.... Caution To recover your system: 1 Create recovery discs as soon as you can. You...
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    Chapter 3: Troubleshooting Creating recovery discs If your computer experiences problems that are not ... discs: 1 Click (Start), All Programs, eMachines, then click eMachines Recovery Management. eMachines Recovery Management opens. 2 To create recovery discs for the hard drive's entire original ...
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    ... eMachines, then click eMachines Recovery Management. eMachines Recovery Management opens. - OR If you are... drive, then go to Step 3 after the eMachines Application Recovery main menu opens. 2 Click ... then click Reinstall applications/drivers. The eMachines Application Recovery main menu opens. Click ...
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    Chapter 3: Troubleshooting Returning your system to its factory condition In case your computer experiences problems that... pre-installed software and drivers: 1 Click (Start), All Programs, eMachines, then click eMachines Recovery Management. eMachines Recovery Management opens. 2 Click the Restore ...
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    ... computer, then continues by copying files to your hard drive. This process may take a while, but a eMachines Recovery Management screen shows you its progress. ... your computer, then press ALT+F10 during startup. eMachines Recovery Management opens. 2 Click Restore system from factory...
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    ... software, make sure that you have installed it according to the instructions provided with it. If you did not purchase the hardware or software from eMachines, see the manufacturer's documentation and technical support resources. • If you have "how to" questions ...
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    ... have you follow troubleshooting steps. Self-help If you have how-to questions about using your eMachines-supplied hardware or software, see the following resources: ... cases, additional product information and online documentation for eMachines-supplied hardware can be found in our Web siteମ.
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    Appendix A Regulations and safety notices 50
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    ... energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there... Commission, to operate this computer. Operation conditions This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two...
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    Appendix A: Regulations and safety notices Notice: Canadian users This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. .... Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this PC series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions ...
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    ... to the same number within any 30 minute period for any single manual call initiation, and The equipment shall go on-hook for a ... and may also cause a false answer condition. Should such problems occur, the user should NOT contact the telecom Fault Service. This equipment may not provide for the ...
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    ...connector contains no laser or light emitting diode (LED) more than Class I. Radio device regulatory notice Note: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth only. General This product complies with the radio frequency and safety standards of any country or region...
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    ... declare that: Product: Personal Computer Trade Name: Acer Model Number: Acer Is compliant with the essential requirements and other relevant ... are: Lead 0.1% Mercury 0.1% Hexavalent 0.1% Chromium Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB's) Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE's) Cadmium 0.1% 0.1% 0.01%
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    The standards listed below are applied to the product if built with WLAN module or wireless keyboard and mouse. English R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standard: • Article 3.1(a) Health and Safety • EN60950-1 • EN62311 • Article 3.1(b) EMC...
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    English Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following... Manufacturer /Importer is responsible for this declaration: Product: Trade Name: Model Number: SKU Number: Name of Responsible Party: Address...
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    Remark: All images are for reference purposes only. Actual configuration may vary. V09A3



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