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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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    ... to the AC power outlet. Unplug the power cord before removing the power supply unit from the computer. 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 ...
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    .... Do not overload a power outlet, strip or receptacle by plugging in too many devices. The overall system load must ...should not exceed 80% of the power strip's input rating. This product's AC adapter is equipped with a three-wire grounded plug. The plug only fits in a grounded power outlet. Make sure...
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    • Use the product only with the supplied power supply cord set. If you need to replace the power cord set, make sure that.... Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when the power cord or plug is damaged, cut or frayed liquid was spilled ...
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    ...Electronic Industries Alliance at www.eiae.org. For lamp-specific disposal information, check www.lamprecycle.org.... Acer is committed to offer products and services worldwide that help customers save money...: The statement above is applicable only to Acer system with an ENERGY STAR sticker. Acer ENERGY...
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    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 working in front of a computer. Long work periods, bad posture, poor work habits, stress, inadequate working conditions,...
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    ... downward when looking at the middle of the display. 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 ...
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    ... and Getting Started...7 Working safely and comfortably ...8 Avoiding discomfort and injury from repetitive strain ...8 Preparing power connections ...9 Protecting from power source problems ...9 Checking the voltage selection ...10 Connecting to a ...
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    ...Ethernet ...Expansion cards ...File management ...Hard drive ...Internet ...Keyboard ...Memory ...Memory card reader ...Modem (cable or ...recovery discs ...Recovering pre-installed software and drivers . Returning your system to its factory condition . Telephone support ...Before calling Customer Care...
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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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    ... this button to turn the power on or off. You can also configure the power button to operate in Standby/Resume mode or Hibernate mode. The power ... headphones into this jack. This jack is color-coded green. Memory card reader Power button/power indicator USB ports Microphone jack Headphone jack 3
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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 ... Bus) devices (such as a USB Iomega™ Zip™ drive, printer, scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) ... these ports. Plug a microphone into this jack. Power connector PS/2 keyboard port Monitor (...
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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 1: Checking Out Your Computer 6
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    Chapter 2 Setting Up and Getting Started 7
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    Chapter 2: Setting Up and Getting Started 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 ...
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    ... power connections Protecting from power source problems High voltages can enter your computer ...surge protector and the modem. Warning During a power surge, the voltage level of electricity coming ...reaching your computer. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) supplies battery power to your computer ...
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    ...the voltage switch should be moved to 230. Caution The power supply, a component built into your computer, provides power to the system board, add-in cards, and peripheral devices. The power supply's voltage selection for your location is typically set at the ...
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    ... 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) modem or to a wired Ethernet network. To connect to a broadband modem or to an Ethernet ...
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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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    ...using Fast or Gigabit Ethernet components. To create a wired Ethernet network, you or your electrician ...-based Ethernet network The following is an example of a wired Ethernet network. The network is made up... to access a wireless Ethernet network to your wired Ethernet network, connect an access point...
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    .../1000). A mixture of components rated at different speeds will result in your network running at the speed of the slowest rated component. Important For a wired Ethernet network you need: • Two or more computers with Ethernet jacks • One router • One broadband Internet connection (optional) ...
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    ..., contact your Internet service provider. Installing Ethernet cards and drivers After you have... network, you need to install Ethernet cards and drivers on the computers that do not have Ethernet... comes with your Ethernet cards for instructions on installing the card and any required drivers. Plug your...
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    ... from you and with the spring clip on the bottom. For straight-through cable, the wires on both connectors are attached to copper pins in the same order (same colors, left to right). For a crossover cable, the wires on each connector are attached to the copper pins in a different order (...
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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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    ... that you have set up your router (wired network) or access point (wireless network). If you are setting up a wired network, make sure that you have connected the network... configure your router using your Web browser. For instructions, see your router's documentation. Testing your ...
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    ... share a printer 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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    ... out, click Advanced Sharing to set sharing for this drive or folder. 4 Click OK, then click Close. ... (Start), then click Computer. 2 3 4 Right-click the drive or folder that you want to un-share, ... Advanced Sharing, then click Share this folder (or drive) to uncheck the box. Click Apply, then click ...
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    ...network computer are shared, you can: • View shared drives and folders • Map a network ...Print documents on network printers Creating a shortcut to a network drive After a shortcut is created on a computer ...File, then click Open. Browse to the network drive that contains the file you want to open....
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    ...file across the network, you 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..., then click Print. 2 3 Click the arrow button to open the printer name list, then...
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    Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 25
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    ... If you have problems with your computer, try these things first: • Make sure that the power cord is... your computer and an AC outlet and that the AC outlet is supplying power. • If you use a ... that all connections are secure. • Make sure that your hard drive is not full. • If an error message ...
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    ... information, see the documentation that came with your add-in card. Audio See "Sound" on page 43. CD... Make sure that all computers are plugged into a powered electrical outlet and turned on. • Make sure that the router is plugged into a powered electrical outlet and turned on. Most routers have ...
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    Chapter 3: Troubleshooting • Make sure that all computers are using • the same Subnet Mask. If you... computer does not recognize an add-in Ethernet card • Shut down and restart your computer... card, see the documentation that came with your Ethernet card. Your Ethernet network is running slower ...
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    ... click Start, then click Help and Support. Type System Restore in the Search box, then press ENTER... to restore a file, the file cannot be restored. Hard drive You see an "Insufficient disk space" error message • Delete unnecessary files from the hard drive using Disk Cleanup. For more information ...
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    ... regularly used to backup media, then delete them 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 ...
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    You see a "Non-system disk" or "disk error" error message • Your hard drive may have become damaged. Internet See also "Modem (... Internet connections, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type troubleshooting connections in the Search box, then press ENTER. Help 31
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    Chapter 3: Troubleshooting You see an "Unable to locate host" message and are unable to browse the Internet • This problem can occur when you have ... program. • Make sure that your account with your Internet service provider (ISP) is set up correctly. Contact your ISP for technical support. 32
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    ... it again. If the 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....
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    Chapter 3: Troubleshooting 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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    ...about dialing properties, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type dialing in the Search box, then press ENTER. Help... sounds). Line noise is a common problem that can cause the modem to connect at a slower rate, abort downloads, or even disconnect. The faster the modem, the less line noise it ...
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    ...your ISP for technical support. • See if the modem works with a different communications program. The problem may be with just one program. • Review the troubleshooting information under "Internet...is limited to 48K. Your ISP may not support 48K uploads. Your fax communications program ...
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    ...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 ... plugged in and turned on. If the monitor is turned on, the power LED should be lit. • Adjust the brightness and...
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    Chapter 3: Troubleshooting • Make sure that the monitor cable is • • • connected to the video port on the back of your ... types, see your monitor and video card documentation. For more information about changing ... Start, then click Help and Support. Type screen resolution in the Search box, ...
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    ... drive. • If you are trying to play 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. • Some music CDs have copy protection software. You ...
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    ... 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 ...the audio device drivers. A DVD movie will not play • Make sure that you have a DVD drive. • ...
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    ... • Make sure that CAPS LOCK is turned off, then retype the password. Power Your computer will not turn on • Make sure that the power cord is ...working device, such as a lamp, into the outlet and turn it on. Make sure that the power cord is free from cuts or damage. Replace any damaged cables. 41
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    ... sure that you have selected it in the printer setup. • Reinstall the printer driver. See the guide that came with your printer for instructions on installing the printer driver. You see a "Printer queue is full" error message • Make sure that ...
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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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    ... your system You can solve most computer problems by following the information in "Troubleshooting" on page 25 or in the technical support pages at www.emachines.com. Problem solving may also involve reinstalling some or all of the computer's...
  • eMachines T5226 | User Guide - Page 55
    ...reinstall the Windows operating system and factory-loaded software and drivers. To reinstall using ...discs beforehand. To create recovery discs: 1 Click (Start), All Programs, eMachines, then click ... Management. eMachines Recovery Management opens. 2 To create recovery discs for the hard drive's entire...
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    ... To recover your pre-installed software and drivers: 1 Click (Start), All Programs, eMachines, then click eMachines Recovery Management....Application Recovery main menu opens. 2 Click the Restore tab, then click Reinstall applications/drivers. The eMachines Application Recovery main menu opens. Click ...
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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 default. The...
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    ...continues by copying files to your hard drive. This process may take a while, but a eMachines Recovery Management screen ... software and drivers: 1 Turn on your computer, then press ALT+F10 during startup. eMachines Recovery Management opens. 2 Click Restore system from factory default. Continuing the...
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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 site...
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    Appendix A Regulations and safety notices 51
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    ... and dirt. Never place the system on uneven surfaces. Do not step on the power cord or place heavy ...and any cables away from personal traffic. When unplugging the power cord, do not pull on the cord itself ... keyboard 1 2 Turn off the computer and unplug the power cord. Use a soft cloth moistened with ...
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    ... normally If a computer problem persists even after you have checked and applied the troubleshooting tips discussed ... questions" section on page 16 If you want to replace or upgrade any of your computer's internal components • • Asking for technical assistance For technical assistance, contact ...
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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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    Notice: Canadian users This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Remarque
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    ... conditions this appliance may not operate. Please ensure that a separate telephone, not dependent on local power, is available for emergency use. 7 8 9 Laser compliance statement The CD or DVD drive used with this computer is a laser product...
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    List of applicable countries EU member states as of July 2009 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, ...
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    ... responsible for this declaration: Product: Trade Name: Model Number: SKU Number: Name of Responsible Party: Address of Responsible Party: Personal Computer eMachines XXX series XXX-xxx, ("x" = 0~9, a ~ z, A ~ Z or Blank) Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95110 U. S. A. ...
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    ..., e-mail:easy_lai@acer.com.tw And, Acer Europe SA Via Cantonale, Centro Galleria 2 6928 Manno Switzerland Hereby declare that: Product: Personal Computer Trade Name: eMachines Model Number: XXX series SKU Number:XXX-xxx ("x" = 0~9, a ~ z, A ~ Z or Blank) Is compliant with the essential requirements ...
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    Appendix A: Regulations and safety notices The standards listed below are applied to the product if built with WLAN module or wireless keyboard and mouse. R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standard: • Article 3.1(a) Health and Safety -. EN60950-1 ...
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    Remark: All images are for reference purposes only. Actual configuration may vary. V09A8



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