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Aspire 4740 Series Notebook PC
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First things first
We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs.
To help you use your Acer notebook, we havedesigned a set of guides: First off, the Just for Starters... poster helps you get started with setting up your computer. The Aspire Series Generic User Guide contains useful information applying to all models in the Aspire product series. It covers basic topics such as Acer's Empowering Technology, using the keyboard, audio, etc. Please understand that due to its nature, the Generic User Guide aswell as the AcerSystem 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 "only for certain models". The Quick Guide introduces you to the basic features and functions of your new computer. For more on how yourcomputer can help you to be more productive, please refer to the AcerSystem 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 comespreloaded on your notebook. Follow these steps to access it: 1 Click on Start, All Programs, AcerSystem.
2 Click on AcerSystem User Guide.
Note: Viewing the file requires Adobe Reader. If Adobe Reader is not installed on your computer, clicking on AcerSystem User Guide will run the Adobe Reader setup program first. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. For instructionson how to use Adobe Reader, access the Help and Support menu.
Your Acer notebook tour
After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Just for Starters... poster, let us show you around your new Acer notebook.
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Item Acer Crystal Eye webcam Microphone Display screen
Description Web camera for video communication. (only for certainmodels) Internal microphone for sound recording. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output (Configuration may vary by models).
# 4 5 Icon Item Power button HDD Num Lock Caps Lock 6 7 8 Keyboard Palmrest Power1 Battery1 Description Turns the computer on and off. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Lights up when Caps Lock isactivated. For entering data into your computer. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. 1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light shows blue when in AC mode. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. *Thecenter button serves as Acer BioProtection fingerprint reader supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function (only for certain models). Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. Turns the internal touchpad on and off. Increase system volume/decrease system volume. User-programmable. Launches Acer Backup Management for three-step data backup. Enables/disables the...