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****** Page 1 ****** Aspire El Series (14″ touch) Quick Guide Enjoy the benefits of having an Acer ID With an Acer ID, you can • Remotely access your PC from your other devices with our free Acer Remote Files app • Get the latest offers and product information • Register your device for warranty service How to sign up for an Acer ID 1. Ensure you are connected to the Internet. 2. Open Acer Portal from the Start screen. The Acer Portal tile has the icon shown to the right. 3. Install any required updates. 4. Sign up for an Acer ID or sign in if you already have an Acer ID. Register your Acer product You can register your product from Acer Portal directly by selecting Also use this Acer ID to register this product. After we receive your product registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with important data. Keep this email in a safe place. Manage your registered products Once you have completed the registration process, you can log onto account.acer.com using your Acer ID and password to see and manage all your registered products. Note: It may take a few days for your information to be updated to the database. Obtaining Acer accessories We are happy to inform you that Acer’s warranty extension program and notebook accessories are available online. Come and visit our online shop and find what you need at store.acer.com. The Acer Store is being progressively rolled out, and may not yet be available in some regions. Please check regularly to see when it will be available in your country.
****** Page 2 ****** 0 2013. All Rights Reserved. Aspire El Series (14″ touch) Covers: Aspire El-472PG / El-472P / El-470PG / El-470P / El-432PG El-430P This revision: September 2013 Model number: Serial number: Date of purchase. Place of purchase ENVIRONMENT Temperature: Operating: 5 oc to 35 oc Non-operating: -20 oc to 65 oc Humidity (non-condensing): Operating: 20% to 80% Non-operating: 20% to 80% El-432P El-430PG
****** Page 3 ****** 3 First things first We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. Your guides To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides: First off, the Setup Guide helps you get started with setting up your computer. The Quick Guide introduces you to the basic features and functions of your new computer. For more on how your computer can help you to be more productive, please refer to the Aspire El Series (14″ touch) User’s Manual. The Aspire El Series (14″ touch) User’s Manual contains useful information applying to your new computer. It covers basic topics such as using the keyboard and audio, etc. This guide contains detailed information on such subjects as system utilities, data recovery, expansion options and troubleshooting. In addition it contains warranty information and the general regulations and safety notices for your notebook. The User’s Manual can be downloaded from the Acer support website by going to: go.acer.com/?id=17883 Software installation The first time you turn on your computer, it will automatically install software and set up for use. This may take some time, please do not turn off your computer; wait until the installation has finished. Recovery You should create recovery backups as soon as you can. The Acer Recovery Management program allows you to create recovery backups and then to restore or reinstall applications and drivers provided by Acer. Having trouble? Acer provides several options to support your purchase. Acer support Make sure you write down your computer serial number, date and place of purchase and model name on the area provided in this guide; save your proof of purchase. Before you call us, please write down any error message that accompanies the
****** Page 4 ****** 4 problem, and have the computer in front of you and switched on if possible. Having these items to hand when contacting us will ensure better and quicker service. Acer website Remember to visit acer.com and refer to the support section for up-to-date information, help, drivers and downloads. Warranty and contact information You can find information about the warranty for your computer and how to contact technical support in your computer’s Warranty.
****** Page 5 ****** 5 Your Acer notebook tour After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Setup Guide, let us show you around your new Acer computer. Screen view 5 2 Icon 3 Item Webcam 4 1 2 3 Touchscreen SD card reader Description Web camera for video communication. A light next to the webcam indicates that the webcam is active. Displays computer output, supports multi-touch Input. Accepts one Secure Digital card (SD or SDHC). Push to remove/install the card. Only one card can operate at any given time.
****** Page 6 ****** 6 4 5 Icon Item Power indicator Battery indicator HDD indicator Communication indicator Microphones Keyboard view 1 2 3 4 Icon 1 2 3 4 Item Power button Keyboard Touchpad Click buttons (left and right) Your Acer notebook tour Description Indicates the computer’s power status. Indicates battery status. Charging: The light is amber when the battery is charging. Fully charged: The light is blue. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Indicates the computer’s wireless connectivity device status. Internal stereo microphones for sound recording Description Turns the computer on and off. For entering data into your computer. See “IJsing the keyboard” on page 9. Touch-sensitive pointing device. The left and right side of the button function as left and right selection buttons.
****** Page 7 ****** 7 Left view 1 Item 2 3 Description 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 Icon Hornl Kensington lock slot Ethernet (RJ-45) port External display (VGA) port HDMI port USB port Headset/speaker jack Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Wrap the computer security lock cable around an immovable object such as a table or handle of a locked drawer. Insert the lock into the notch and turn the key to secure the lock. Keyless models are also available. Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based newvork. Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). Supports high-definition digital video connections. Connect to USB devices. Connects to audio devices (e.g., speakers, headphones) or a headset with microphone. Information on USB 3.0 • USB 3.0 compatible ports are blue. Compatible with USB 3.0 and earlier devices. For optimal performance, use USB 3.0-certified devices. Defined by the USB 3.0 specification (SuperSpeed USB).
****** Page 8 ****** 8 Right view Icon 1 2 3 4 5 6 2 Description 345 Your Acer notebook tour 6 1 Item USB ports Optical drive Connect to USB devices. Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs. Optical disk access Lights up when the optical drive is active. indicator Optical drive eject Ejects the optical disk from the drive. button Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. Emergency eject hole DC-in jack Carefully insett a straightened paper clip to eject the optical drive tray. Connects to an AC adapter.
****** Page 9 ****** Base view ‘o 9 4 c; 3 2 Icon 1 2 3 4 Item Battery release latch Speakers Ventilation and cooling fan Battery bay Description Releases the battery for removal. Insert a suitable tool and slide to release. Deliver stereo audio output. Allows the computer to stay cool. Do not cover or obstruct the openings. Houses the computer’s battery pack. Using the keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded numeric keypad, cursor, lock, Windows, function and special keys. Hotkeys separate The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like screen brightness and volume output.
****** Page 10 ****** 10 Using the keyboard To activate hotkeys, press and hold the key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Hotkey + + <Pg Icon (qi)) DIZ NumLk Scr Lk Function Airplane mode Sleep Display toggle Display off Touchpad toggle Speaker toggle Number Lock Scroll Lock Brightness up Brightness down Volume up Volume down Play/Pause Stop Previous Next Description Turns on / off the computer's network devices. (Network devices vary by configuration.) Puts the computer in Sleep mode. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both. Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return. Turns the built-in touchpad on and off. Turns the speakers on and off. Turns the embedded numeric keypad on or off. Turns Scroll Lock on or off. Increases the screen brightness. Decreases the screen brightness. Increases the sound volume. Decreases the sound volume. Play or pause a selected media file. Stop playing the selected media file. Return to the previous media file. Jump to the next media file. Ver, 01.01.01
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