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After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new TravelMate computer.

Front View

Acer Aspire 7530 Wireless Icoon

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Item

Description

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Display screen

Also called LCD (liquid-crystal display), displays computer output.

2

Status indicators

Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components.

3

Keyboard

For entering data into your computer.

4

Touchpad

Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse.

5

Click buttons (left, center and right)

The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons; the center button serves as a 4-way scroll button.

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Palmrest

Comfortable support area for our hands when you use the computer.

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Microphone

Internal microphone for sound recording.

8

Power button

Turns the computer on and off.

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Easy-launch Buttons

Buttons for launching frequently used programs.

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Built-in camera

310,000 pixel web camera for video communication.

Closed Front View

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Item

Description

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Speakers

Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output.

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USB 2.0 port

Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).

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jsQStiOQ enable/disable Bluetooth function. Lights to indicate the status of Bluetooth-communications.

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Wireless communication button/ indicator

Press to enable/disable Wireless function. Lights to indicate the status of wireless LAN communications.

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Line-in jack

Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman).

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Microphone-in jack

Accepts input from external microphones.

7

SPDIF

Headphones/ speakers/line-out jack with S/PDIF support

Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones).

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Battery indicator

Indicates the computer's battery status.

9

Power indicator

Indicates the computer's power status

10

Latch

Locks and release the lid.

Left View

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Item

Description

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Kensington lock slot

Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.

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Optical drive

Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs.

3

Optical disk access indicator

Lights up when the optical drive is active.

4

Optical drive eject button

Ejects the optical disk from the drive.

5

Emergency eject hole

Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off.

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5-in-1 card reader

Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD) (for Aspire 5550) Note: Only one card can operate at any given time.

Right View

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Item

Description

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PC Card slot

Accepts on Type II PC Card.

2

PC Card slot eject button

Ejects the PC Card from the slot.

3

Three USB 2.0 ports

Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).

4

Ventilation slots

Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolong use.

5

Modem (RJ-11) port

Connects to a phone line.

6

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Ethernet (RJ-45) port

Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based network.

Rear Panel

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Item

Description

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DC-in jack

Connects to an AC adapter.

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External display (VGA) port

Connects to a display device(e.g., external monitor, LCD projector).

Battery

Powers the computer

Bottom Panel

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Item

Description

1

Battery lock

Locks the battery in position.

2

Cooling fan

Helps keep the computer cool.

Note: Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan.

3

Hard disk bay

Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws)

4

Memory compartment

Houses the computer's main memory.

5

Battery release latch

Release the battery for removal.

6

Battery bay

Houses the computer's battery pack.

Indicators

The computer has four easy-to-read status indicators on the upper-right above the keyboard, and four on the front panel.

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The power, battery and wireless communication status indicators are visible even when the LCD display is closed.

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Function

Description

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Cap lock

Lights when Cap Lock is activated

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Num lock

Lights when Num Lock is activated.

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HDD

Indicates when the hard disc or optical drive is active.

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Bluetooth

Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication.

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Wireless LAN

Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication.

Battery

Lights up when the battery is being charged.

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Power

Lights up when the computer is on.

NOTE: 1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light shows green when in AC mode.

Easy-Launch Buttons

Located above the keyboard are four buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are: mail Web browser, Empowering Key " "and one user-programmable button.

Press " € " to run the Acer Empowering Technology. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager.

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Launch key

Default application

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User-programmable

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Acer Empowering Technology (user-programmable)

Web browser

Internet browser (user-programmable)

Mail

Email application (user-programmable)

Touchpad Basics

The following teaches you how to use the touchpad:

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  • Move your finger across the touchpad (2) to move the cursor.
  • Press the left (1) and right (4) buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button.
  • Use the 4-way scroll (3) button to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of Windows applications.

Function

Left Button (1)

Right Button (4)

Main touchpad (2)

Center button (3)

Execute

Click twice quickly

Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking the mouse button)

Select

Click once

Tap once

Drag

Click and hold, then use finger to drag the cursor on the touchpad

Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button) then hold finger to the touchpad on the second tap to drag the cursor.

Access context menu

Click once

Scroll

Click and hold to move up/down/left/right.

NOTE: Keep your fingers dry and clean when using the touchpad. Also keep the touchpad dry and clean. The touchpad is sensitive to finger movements. Hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response. Tapping too hard will not increase the touchpad's responsiveness.

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