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Close Front View
1 IEEE 1394 ports Connects to a IEEE 1394 devices.
2 IR port Interfaces with IR-aware (e.g. infrared printer,
IR-aware computers and mobile phone). Your computer
can transfer data at speeds of up to 4 Mbps at a distance
of up to one meter.
3 Front USB 2.0 port Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g. USB mouse, USB
4 Line-in jack Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player,
5 Microphone-in jack Accepts an external microphone.
6 Headphone jack Accepts headphones or external speakers.
7 Bluetooth switch Toggles the Bluetooth function on and off.
8 WLAN switch Toggles the WLAN function on and off.
9 Speakers Delivers High Definition (HD) audio output.
10 Lid latch Locks and releases the notebook lid.
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* Item location varies depending on the drive model.
1 Kensington lock notch Accepts a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.
2 Optical disc drive
(ODD) Accepts CDs or DVDs (drive type maybe slot-load or
tray-load depending on model).
3 ODD access indicator * Lights up when a the optical drive is active .
4 ODD eject button * Ejects the optical disc from the drive.
5 Emergency eject hole * Ejects the ODD tray when the computer is turned off.
6 USB 2.0 port Connects to USB 2.0 devices.
7 5-in-1 card reader slot Accepts MS, MS PRO, MMC, SD, and xD formats
memory cards.# Icon Item Description
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1 PC Card slot eject
buttonEjects the PC Card from the slot.
2 PC Card slot Accepts one Type II PC Card.
3 USB 2.0 ports Connects to USB 2.0 devices.
4 S-Video/TV-out port Connects to a television or display device with an S-
video input. Supports both NTSC and PAL standards.
5 Ethernet port (RJ-45) Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based network
6 VGA port Connects to an external display device (e.g., external
monitor, LCD projector).
7 DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter.
1 Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged
2 Modem port (RJ-11) Connects to a phone line.
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1 Battery lock Secures the battery pack in position.
2 Battery pack Provides power to the computer.
3 Battery release latch Releases the battery pack for removal.
4 Ventilation slots Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged
Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan.
5 Acer DASP pad Provides anti-shock/bump protection to the hard drive.
6 Lower case cover Protects the external modules located on the system
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The computer has several status indicators for monitoring various system components and functions.
* These indicators remain visible when the computer lid is closed.
1 Hard drive activity Flashes green when there is hard drive activity.
2 Num Lock Lights up green when the Num Lock function is activated.
3 Caps Lock Lights up green when the Caps Lock function is
4 Power * Indicates the computer’s power state. It lights up:
TGreen when the computer is powered on.
TAmber when the computer is in standby or
5 Battery charge * Indicates the battery charging state. It lights up:
TAmber when the computer is charging.
TGreen when battery charging is complete.
6 Bluetooth * Indicates the Bluetooth status. It lights up:
TGreen when there’s an active Bluetooth connection
TAmber when there’s no Bluetooth connection.
7 WLAN * Indicates the WLAN status. It lights up:
TGreen when there is an active WLAN connection
TAmber when there is no WLAN connection.
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