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All Rights Reserved.Copyright © 2009. Aspire 5738/5738Z/5338 Series Quick Guide Original Issue: 08/2009 Aspire 5738/5738Z/5338 Series Notebook PC Model number: __________________________________ Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________ .
If Adobe Reader is not installed on your computer. In addition it contains warranty information and the general regulations and safety notices for your notebook. expansion options and troubleshooting. 2 Click on AcerSystem User Guide. The Aspire Series Generic User Guide contains useful information applying to all models in the Aspire product series. audio. the Generic User Guide as well as the AcerSystem User Guide mentioned below will occasionally refer to functions or features which are only contained in certain models of the series. we have designed a set of guides: First off. It is available in Portable Document Format (PDF) and comes preloaded on your notebook. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. Such instances are marked in the text with language such as "only for certain models". AcerSystem. Follow these steps to access it: 1 Click on Start. It covers basic topics such as Acer's Empowering Technology. clicking on AcerSystem User Guide will run the Adobe Reader setup program first. access the Help and Support menu. This guide contains detailed information on such subjects as system utilities. Your guides To help you use your Acer notebook. Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Reader.. For instructions on how to use Adobe Reader. data recovery. Please understand that due to its nature. etc. . using the keyboard. but not necessarily in the model you purchased. poster helps you get started with setting up your computer. the Just for Starters. please refer to the AcerSystem User Guide. The Quick Guide introduces you to the basic features and functions of your new computer..3 First things first We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. For more on how your computer can help you to be more productive. All Programs.
poster. displays computer output (Configuration may vary by models)..4 English Your Acer notebook tour After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters. (only for certain models) Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD). let us show you around your new Acer notebook.. 3 Power button . Turns the computer on and off. Top view # 1 2 Icon Item Acer Crystal Eye webcam Display screen Description Web camera for video communication.
Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. (only for certain models) Launches Acer Backup Management for three-step data backup. Turns the internal touchpad on and off. Indicates the computer's battery status. Internal microphone for sound recording. center* and right) Description Enables/disables the wireless LAN function.5 # 4 Icon Item Wireless LAN communication button/indicator Bluetooth communication button/indicator 3G 3G WWAN communication button/indicator Backup key 5 HDD Num Lock Caps Lock 6 7 8 Keyboard Touchpad Click buttons (left. English 9 Power1 Battery1 10 11 12 13 +/- Palmrest Touchpad toggle Microphone Volume Up/ Volume Down . Indicates the computer's power status. *The center button serves as Acer BioProtection fingerprint reader supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function (only for certain models). Fully charged: The light shows blue when in AC mode. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. 2. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Lights up when Num Lock is activated. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. Enables/disables the Bluetooth function. Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. 1. For entering data into your computer. (only for certain models) Enables/disables the 3G WWAN function. Increase system volume/decrease system volume. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Indicates the status of 3G WWAN communication. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging.
Puts the computer in Sleep mode. Hotkey <Fn> + <F2> <Fn> + <F3> <Fn> + <F4> <Fn> + <F5> Icon Function System property Bluetooth Sleep Display toggle Description Starts System Property for displaying system information. English P 15 Programmable key Speakers 1. Turns the speakers on and off. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed up. <Fn> + <F6> <Fn> + <F8> <Fn> + < > Screen blank Speaker toggle Brightness up <Fn> + < > Brightness down Decreases the screen brightness. volume output. To activate hotkeys. Hotkeys The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness. (only for certain models) Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. (only for certain models) User-programmable. external monitor (if connected) and both. Increases the screen brightness. Enables/disables the Bluetooth function. . press and hold the <Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination.6 # 14 Icon Item Acer PowerSmart key Description Puts your computer into power-saving mode. Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. <Fn> + < > Volume up Increases the sound volume. Press any key to return. Switches display output between the display screen. <Fn> + < > Volume down Decreases the sound volume.
MultiMediaCard (MMC). Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO). xD-Picture Card (xD). even after prolonged use. Rear view # 1 Item Ventilation slots Description Enable the computer to stay cool. Memory Stick (MS).7 Closed front view English # 1 Icon Item Description Multi-in-1 card reader Accepts Secure Digital (SD). Note: Push to remove/install the card. Only one card can operate at any given time. 2 Latch Locks and releases the lid. .
Connect to USB 2. USB mouse. Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000based network. headphones).g.0 devices (e. speakers.8 English Left view # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Icon Item DC-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port Description Connects to an AC adapter. stereo walkman. mp3 player) Accepts inputs from external microphones. LCD projector).. external monitor.g. HDMI HDMI port External display (VGA) port USB 2. USB camera).. audio CD player.0 port Line-in jack Microphone-in jack Headphones/speaker/ Connects to audio line-out devices (e..g. Connects to a display device (e.. Accepts audio line-in devices (e. line-out jack with S/PDIF support . Supports high definition digital video connections.g.
accepts CDs or DVDs. 6 7 Modem (RJ-11) port Kensington lock slot Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Note: Insert a paper clip to the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is off.9 Right view English # 1 2 3 4 5 Icon Item USB 2. USB camera).0 port Optical drive Optical disk access indicator Optical drive eject button Emergency eject hole Description Connects to USB 2. USB mouse. Connects to a phone line. Lights up when the optical drive is active. Internal optical drive. .g..0 devices (e. Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. Ejects the optical disk from the drive.
Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. . Houses the computer's main memory.10 English Base view # 1 Icon Item Battery bay Description Houses the computer's battery pack. even after prolonged use. 3 Battery lock Locks the battery in position. 2 Battery release latch Releases the battery for removal. 4 5 6 Hard disk bay Memory compartment Ventilation slots and cooling fan Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws). Enable the computer to stay cool.
upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules* 16:9 aspect ratio 15.1-channel surround sound output High-definition audio support S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers MS-Sound compatible Built-in microphone System memory Display Graphics • • • • • • Audio • • • • • • .11b/g/Draft-N* Acer InviLink™ 802.11 Specifications Operating system Platform English • • • • • • • • • • • • • Genuine Windows Vista®* Genuine Windows 7®* Intel® Core™2 Duo processor* Intel® Pentium® mobile processor* Intel® Celeron mobile processor* Mobile Intel® PM45/GM45/GL40 Express Chipset* Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100* Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5150* Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g* Dual-Channel SDRAM support Up to 2 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory. upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules* Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory.6" HD 1366 x 768 Mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset* Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset* ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4570* NVIDIA® GeForce® G105M* Dolby®-optimized surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers True5.
5 inches) 2.0 48.8 W 4400 mAh 3-pin 65 W AC adapter ENERGY STAR®* 103-/104-/107-key keyboard Touchpad pointing device • • • • • • • • • • • • Dimensions and weight Power subsystem Special keys and controls . Wake-on-Ring ready Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution* BIOS user. supervisor.12 Storage subsystem English • • 2.11b/g* Communication • • • • • • • Privacy control WPAN: Bluetooth® 2.1 x 9.) with 6-cell battery pack ACPI 3.11b/g/Draft-N* Acer InviLink™ 802.1+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)* LAN: Gigabit Ethernet.8 kg (6.92.16 lbs. Wake-on-LAN ready Modem: 56K ITU V.03/1. HDD passwords Kensington lock slot 383 (W) x 250 (D) x 26/37 (H) mm (15.5" hard disk drive Optical drive options: Blu-ray Disc™/DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive* • DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive* 5-in-1 card reader • Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam* Wi-Fi/WiMAX: Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5150* WWAN: UMTS/HSPA at 850/900/1900/2100 MHz and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)* WLAN: • • • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100* Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.9 x 1.
.13 I/O interface • • • • • • • • • • • • Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader* Multi-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) USB 2.0 port HDMI™ port with HDCP support External display (VGA) port Headphones/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support Microphone-in jack Line-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port Modem (RJ-11) port DC-in jack for AC adapter Temperature: • Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C • Non-operating: -20 °C to 65 °C Humidity (non-condensing): • • Operating: 20% to 80% Non-operating: 20% to 80% English Environment • 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.