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 ... reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off ... reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked...
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    ... performance of this product. • Use the product only with the supplied power supply cord set. If you ... or its equivalent, 4.6 meters (15 feet) maximum length. Product servicing Do not attempt ... a need for service • the product does not operate normally after following the operating instructions ...
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    ... information, check www.lamprecycle.org. ENERGY STAR eMachines' ENERGY STAR qualified products save your ... energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. eMachines is committed to offer products and services worldwide that help customers save money, conserve energy and...
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    ... is applicable only to eMachines system with an ENERGY STAR sticker. eMachines ENERGY STAR qualified products: • Produce less heat and reduce cooling ...the monitor, using a footrest, or raising your sitting height to achieve maximum comfort. Observe the following tips refrain from staying too long ...
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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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    ...network ...20 Sharing resources ...20 Using the network ...22 Chapter 3: Troubleshooting ...24 First steps ...25 Troubleshooting ...25 Add-in cards ...26 Audio ...26 CD or DVD drives ...26 DVD drives ...26 vii
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    Contents Ethernet ...Expansion cards ...File management ...Hard drive ...Internet ...Keyboard ...Memory ...Memory card reader ...Modem (cable or DSL) ...Modem (... ...Recovering your system ...Creating recovery discs ...Recovering pre-installed software and drivers . Returning your ...
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    Chapter 1 Checking Out Your Computer 1
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    ...and participate in customer surveys • The latest news from eMachines Hurry and register, as other advantages ...Another Option Another way to register your eMachines product is to visit our website at http://registration.emachines.com. Choose your country and follow the simple instructions. After we ...
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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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    ...is set to the correct voltage for your area. Plug the power cord into this connector. Plug a PS/2 keyboard...into these ports. Plug a microphone into this jack. Power connector PS/2 keyboard port Monitor (.... Plug a PS/2 mouse into this port. Plug an Ethernet network cable or a device (such as a DSL or ...
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    ...disk access. ESATA port (optional) Serial port (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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    ... 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... You can connect your computer to a cable or DSL (broadband) modem or to a wired Ethernet network. To connect to a broadband modem or to an Ethernet...
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    2 Insert the other end of the modem cable into a telephone wall jack. (The modem will not work with digital or PBX telephone lines.) If you want, you can connect a telephone to the PHONE jack on the modem on the back of your computer. 3 Using the World Wide Web The World Wide Web is a multimedia...
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    ... After you set up an account with an Internet service provider (ISP), you can access the ... Resource Locator") in the browser address bar (for example www.emachines.com), then click GO on the browser address bar...., click Start, then click Help and Support. Type connecting to a Web site in the Search ...
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    ... file that you want to download. Follow the on-screen instructions for saving the file in the folder that you want.... by double-clicking it. If applicable, follow the instructions provided on the Web site to run or install ... Start, then click Help and Support. Type downloading files in the Search Help ...
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    ...two or more computers connected together through an Ethernet cable. This connection type is commonly used ... and hire a licensed installer. Important Ethernet is available at three different speeds. Standard ...you or your electrician must install special Ethernet cables in your home or office. Using ...
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    Attached to the router are all of your computers or Ethernet-ready devices. Also connected to the router ...Ethernet (100 Mbps or 10/100), or Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps or 10/100/1000)....router • One broadband Internet connection (optional) • Ethernet cables connecting all of the network equipment ...
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    ..., contact your Internet service provider. Installing Ethernet cards and drivers After you have ...for your network, you need to install Ethernet cards and drivers on the computers that do not have... comes with your Ethernet cards for instructions on installing the card and any required drivers. Plug your...
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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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    ... 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, ... a straight-through cable into the WAN port on the router and the other end into the Ethernet jack on the DSL or cable modem. 4 5 18
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    Establishing your Ethernet network connection Naming the computers and the workgroup You must give each computer on the network a .../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 ...
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    ... among the network computers, each computer must have the shared printer's drivers installed. Follow the instructions included with your printer to install the printer drivers on each computer. Important After the drives and printers on each network ...
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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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    ... more information about sound workgroups, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type workgroups in the Search box, then press ENTER. Help To view ... or folder, then 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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    ... must 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 ...
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    Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 24
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    ... the program's printed documentation or the online help. For more information about troubleshooting, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type troubleshooting in the Search box, then press ENTER. Help Troubleshooting Troubleshooting topics are listed in alphabetical order. 25
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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. ... software. For more information, see the documentation that came with your add-in card. Audio See "Sound" on page 42. CD or DVD drives See "Optical disc drives" ...
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    ...network. The computer does not recognize an add-in Ethernet card • Shut down and restart..., see the documentation that came with your Ethernet card. • Reseat the card. For more information about your..., 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. •... the documentation that came with your expansion card. File management For more information about restoring deleted files, click ...
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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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    ... with your Internet service provider (ISP) is set up correctly. Contact your ISP technical support for help. Make sure that you do not have a problem with your modem. For..., click Start, then click Help and Support. Type troubleshooting connections in the Search box, then press ENTER....
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    You see an "Unable to locate host" message and are unable to browse the Internet • This problem can occur when you have typed a URL (Web address) incorrectly, you ... sure that your account with your Internet service provider (ISP) is set up correctly. Contact your ISP for technical support. 31
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    ... keyboard does not work after 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 ...
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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. Type dialing in the Search box, then press ENTER..., crackling, or popping sounds). Line noise is a common problem that can cause the modem to connect at a slower rate, ...
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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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    .... Check the cable for bent or damaged pins. Reinstall the device driver. Connect a monitor that you know works to your computer... 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 ...
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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. • Some ...
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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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    ... guide that came with your printer for instructions on installing the printer driver. You see a "Printer queue ... one time, you may want to add additional memory to the printer. See the printer documentation ... for adding additional memory. You see a "Printer is out of paper" error message After ...
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    ..., click Start, then click Help and Support. Type printer troubleshooter in the Search box, then press ENTER.... 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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    ... the information in "Troubleshooting" on page 24 or in the technical support pages at www.emachines.com. Problem solving may also involve ... all of the computer's software (also called recovering or restoring your system). eMachines provides everything you need to recover your system under most ...
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    ... 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 ... disc, such as "Windows Recovery Disc 1 of 2." or "Apps/Drivers Recovery disc." Important 5 If...
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    ... to Step 3 after the eMachines Application Recovery main menu opens. 2 Click the Restore tab, then click Reinstall applications/drivers. The eMachines Application Recovery main menu opens. Click Contents. A list of software and device ...
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    ... To reinstall Windows OS and all pre-installed software and drivers: 1 Click (Start), All Programs, eMachines, then click eMachines Recovery Management. eMachines Recovery Management opens. 2 Click the Restore tab, then click Restore system to factory ...
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    ... files to your hard drive. This process may take a while, but a eMachines Recovery Management screen shows you its progress. When the ... 1 Turn on your computer, then press ALT+F10 during startup. eMachines Recovery Management opens. 2 Click Restore system from factory default. Continuing the process ...
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    ... 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 about using a ...
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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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    ...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. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular ...
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    ... classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this PC series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Compliant with Russian regulatory certification Notice ...
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    ...any 30 minute period for any single manual call initiation, and The equipment shall ... on the equipment (PC) associated with this device. In order to operate within the limits for compliance with Telecom's specifications... a false answer condition. Should such problems occur, the user should NOT contact...
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    Appendix A: Regulations and safety notices CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT CAUTION: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM. Digital audio output statement The optical connector contains no laser or light emitting diode (LED) more than Class I. Radio device regulatory notice Note: Below...
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    ...of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment • The maximum concentration values of the restricted substances by weight in ...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 two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including ...
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    Remark: All images are for reference purposes only. Actual configuration may vary. V09A3



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