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****** Page 1 ****** eMachines G620/G420 Series Quick Guide
****** Page 2 ****** Copyright 0 2008. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. eMach ines G620/G420 Series Quick Guide Original Issue: 08/2008 This company makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Although care has been taken to ensure accuracy, this company shall not be liable for any errors (including, but not limited to, typos, factual errors, etc.) contained in this publication. Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes. Such changes will be incorporated in new editions of this manual or supplementary documents and publications. This company makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Record the model number, serial number, purchase date and place of purchase information in the space provided below. The serial number and model number are recorded on the label affixed to your computer. All correspondence concerning your unit should include the serial number, model number and purchase information. No part of th is publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electron ically, mechanically, by photocopy, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated. eMach ines G620/G420 Series Notebook PC Model number: Serial number: Date of purchase: Place of purchase: eMach ines and the eMach ines logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated. Other companies’ product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes on ly and belong to their respective companies.
****** Page 3 ****** 3 First things first We would like to thank you for making an eMachines notebook your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. Your guides To help you use your eMachines notebook, we have designed a set of guides: First off, the Just for Starters… poster helps you get started with setting up your computer. The eMachines Generic User Guide contains useful information applying to all models in the eMachines product series. It covers basic topics such as eMachines Recovery Management, using the keyboard, audio, etc. Please understand that due to its nature, the Generic User Guide as well as the eMachinesSystem User Guide mentioned below will occasionally refer to functions or features which are only contained in certain models of the series, but not necessarily in the model you purchased. Such instances are marked in the text with language such as nonly for certain models”. 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 eMachinesSystem User Guide. 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. It is available in Portable Document Format (PDF) and comes preloaded on your notebook. Follow these steps to access it: 1 Click on Start, All Programs, eMachinesSystem. 2 Click on eMachinesSystem User Guide. Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Reader. If Adobe Reader is not installed on your computer, clicking on eMachinesSystem User Guide will run the Adobe Reader setup program first. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. For instructions on how to use Adobe Reader, access the Help and Support menu.
****** Page 4 ****** Your eMachines notebook tour After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters… poster, let us show you around your new eMachines notebook. Top view emachines• 12 10 Icon Item Integrated webcam Description Web camera for video communication. (only for certain models)
****** Page 5 ****** 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Icon d) Item Microphone Display screen Power button Pa Imrest 1 Power Battery Click buttons (left and right) Touchpad Keyboard Speakers Wireless LAN communication button/indicator HDD Caps Lock Num Lock 5 Description Internal microphone for sound recording Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output. Turns the computer on and off. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. Indicates the computer’s power status. Indicates the computer’s batttery status. 1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light shows green when in AC mode. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. For entering data into your computer. Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. Enables/disables the wireless LAN function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Lights up when Caps Lock is activated Lights up when Num Lock is activated. 1. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed up.
****** Page 6 ****** 6 Closed front view 1 tem Latch Rear view Item escnptlon Locks and releases the lid 1 Description 1 Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use.
****** Page 7 ****** 7 Left view 1 2 3 4 5 1 Icon L…………..J SPDIF 2 Item DC-in jack 3 4 Description 5 Ethernet (RJ-45) port External display (VGA) port USB 2.0 port Headphones/speaker/ line-out jack with S/PDIF support Microphone-in jack Line-in jack Connects to an AC adapter. Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based network. Connects to a display device (e.g., external monitor, LCD projector). Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones). Accepts inputs from external microphones. Accepts audio line-in devices (e g., audio CD player, stereo walkman, mp3 player)
****** Page 8 ****** 8 Right view 2 345 Description Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera). 6 Icon 1 2 3 4 5 6 Item USB 2.0 port Optical drive Optical disk access indicator Optical drive eject b utton Emergency eject hole Kensington lock slot Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs. Lights up when the optical drive is active. Ejects the optical disk from the drive. Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. Note: Insert a paper clip to the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is off. Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Note: 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. Some keyless models are also available.
****** Page 9 ****** Base view 1 2 3 4 9 7 6 5 con 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 tem Battery bay Battery release latch Battery lock Hard disk bay-Main Hard disk bay- Secondary Memory compartment Ventilation slots and cooling fan escnptlon Houses the computer’s battery pack Releases the battery for removal. Locks the battery in position. Houses the computer’s hard disk (secured with screws). Houses the computer’s hard disk (secured with screws) (for certain models only). Houses the computer’s main memory. Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan.
****** Page 10 ****** 10 Specifications Operating system Platform System memory Display Graphics Storage subsystem Audio Communication Dimensions Privacy control Power subsystem Special keys and controls Genuine Windows Vista@ AMD Better By Design program, featuring: AMD AthlonTM X2 dual-core processor* • Mobile AMD Sempron processor* • NVIDIA@ GeForce@ 9100M G IEEE 802.1 lb/g Dual-channel support Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDlMM modules 17″ WXGA 1440 x 900 NVIDIA@ GeForce@ 9100M G 2.5″ hard disk drive Optical drive option: • DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive* • DVD/CD-RW combo drive* Two built-in stereo speakers High-definition audio support MS-Sound compatible Built-in microphone Integrated webcam* WLAN: IEEE 802.1 lb/g LAN: Fast Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready 404 (W) x 298 (D) x 38/43 (H) mm (15.9 x 11.7 x 1.5/1.7 inches) 3.80 kg (8.37 lbs.) with 1 HDD and 6-cell battery pack 3.90 kg (8.59 lbs.) with 2 HDDs and 8-cell battery pack BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords Kensington lock slot ACPI 3.0 44 W 4000 mAh 3-pin 65 W AC adapter 105-1106-key keyboard Touchpad pointing device
****** Page 11 ****** 1/0 interface Environment 11 USB 2.0 port External display (VGA) port Headphones/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support Microphone-in jack Line-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port DC-in jack for AC adapter Temperature: Operating: 5 ‘C to 35 oc • Non-operating: -20 e c to 65 oc Humidity (non-condensing): • Operating: 20% to 80% • Non-operating: 20% to 80% Note: * Only for certain models. Note: The specifications listed above are for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.
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