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Front View

Acer Aspire 7535g Flash Slot

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Item

Description

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Acer Crystal Eye webcam

Web camera for video communication.

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Microphone

Internal microphone for sound recording.

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Display screen

Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output (Configuration may vary by models).

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Power button

Turns the computer on and off.

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HDD

Indicates when the hard disk drive is active.

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Num Lock

Lights up when Num Lock is activated.

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Caps Lock

Lights up when Caps Lock is activated.

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Item

Description

communication button/indicator

Enables/disables the wireless LAN function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication.

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Bluetooth communication button/indicator

Enables/disables the Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. (only for certain models)

Backup key

Launches Acer Backup Management for three-step data backup.

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Keyboard

For entering data into your computer.

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Touchpad

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

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Power

Indicates the computer's power status.

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Battery

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.

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Click buttons (left, center* and right)

The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. *The center button serves as Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function (only for certain models).

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Palmrest

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

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Touchpad toggle

Turns the internal touchpad on and off.

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Acer MediaTouch*

Touch sensitive controls for Acer Arcade, volume (up/down) and media (play/pause, stop, previous, next); with mute and hold keys.

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Acer PowerSmart key

Puts your computer into power-saving mode.

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Speakers

Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output.

  • Only for certain models.
  • Only for certain models.

Closed Front View

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Item

Description

1 CIR receiver* Receives signals from a remote control.

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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). Note: Push to remove/install the card. Only one card can operate at any given time.

  • Only for certain models.
  • Only for certain models.

Left View

Acer 7738g Right Key

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Item

Description

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DC-in jack

Connects to an AC adapter.

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Ethernet (RJ-45) port

Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based network.

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External display (VGA) port

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

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HDMI

HDMI port

Supports high definition digital video connections.

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USB 2.0 port

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

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Line-in jack

Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman, mp3 player)

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Microphone-in jack

Accepts inputs from external microphones.

spdif

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

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

Right View

Spdif Input 7738g

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Item

Description

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USB 2.0 port

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

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Optical drive

Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs.

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Optical disk access indicator

Lights up when the optical drive is active.

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Optical drive eject button

Ejects the optical disk from the drive.

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Emergency eject hole

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.

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RF-in port

Accepts input signals from digital TV-tuner devices. (only for certain models)

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Modem (RJ-11) port

Connects to a phone line.

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Kensington lock slot a

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.

Rear View

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Item

Description

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Tuba*

The dedicated Tuba CineBass subwoofer pumps out earthshaking movie-house audio.

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Ventilation slots

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

  • Only for certain models.
  • Only for certain models.

Bottom View

Acer 7738g Remove Keyboard Video

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Item

Description

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Battery bay

Houses the computer's battery pack.

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Battery release latch

Releases the battery for removal.

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Battery lock

Locks the battery in position.

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Hard disk bay

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

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Memory compartment

Houses the computer's main memory.

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Ventilation slots and cooling fan

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

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

Indicators

The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators.

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Function

Description

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Power

Indicates the computer's power status.

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Battery

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.

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 on the left of the keyboard are the application buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are: WLAN, Bluetooth and Backup.

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Function

Description

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Wireless LAN communication button/ indicator

Enables/disables the wireless LAN function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication.

G

Bluetooth communication button/indicator

Enables/disables the Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. (only for certain models)

Backup key

Launches Acer Backup Management for three-step data backup.

Touchpad Basics (with fingerprint reader)

The following items show you how to use the touchpad with Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader.

Acer Bio Protection

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 Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader (3) supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function (only for certain models) to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This fingerprint reader or 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

Quickly click twice.

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

Select

Click once.

Tap once.

Drag

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

Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button); rest your finger on the touchpad on the second tap and drag the cursor.

Access context menu

Click once.

Function

Left button (1)

Right button (4)

Main touchpad (2)

Center button (3)

Scroll

Swipe up/down/left/right using Acer FingerNav 4-way control function (Manufacturing option).

Touchpad basics (with two-click buttons)

The following items show you how to use the touchpad with two-click buttons.

Acer Aspire 7738g Tuba

Move your finger across the touchpad (1) to move the cursor.

Press the left (2) and right (3) 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.

Function

Left button (2)

Right button (3)

Main touchpad (1)

Execute

Quickly click twice.

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

Select

Click once.

Tap once.

Drag

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

Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button); rest your finger on the touchpad on the second tap and drag the cursor.

Access context menu

Click once.

NOTE: Illustrations are for reference only. The exact configuration of your PC depends on the model purchased.

NOTE: When using the touchpad, keep it — and your fingers — dry and clean. The touchpad is sensitive to finger movement; hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response. Tapping harder will not increase the touchpad's responsiveness.

NOTE: By default, vertical and horizontal scrolling is enabled on your touchpad. It can be disabled under Mouse settings in Windows Control Panel.

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