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Front View

Controleur Volume Touch Acer 8530

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Item

Description

1

Acer Crystal Eye webcam

Web camera for video communication.

2

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Microphone

Internal microphone for sound recording.

3

Display screen

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

4

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Power button

Turns the computer on and off.

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Status indicators

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

6

Easy-launch buttons

Buttons for launching frequently used programs.

7

Keyboard

For entering data into your computer.

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Item

Description

8

Palmrest

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

9

Touchpad

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

10

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).

12.1

VOL+/ VOL

Volume Up/Volume Down

Increase system volume/decrease system volume.

12.2

Acer MediaTouch keys

For use with Acer Arcade and other media playing programs.

13

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Empowering key

Launch Acer Empowering Technology

14

Speakers

Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output.

Closed Front View

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Item

Description

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6-in-1 card reader

Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC),MultiMediaCardp/us (MMCp/us™), 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.

2

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CIR receiver

Receives signals from a remote control.

Left View

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Item

Description

1

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DC-in jack

Connects to an AC adapter.

2

HDMI

HDMI port

Supports high definition digital video connections.

3

External display (VGA) port

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

4

A

Ethernet (RJ-45) port

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

5

USB 2.0 port

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

6

Line-in jack

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

Microphone 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).

7

ExpressCard / 54

ExpressCard/54 slot

Accepts one ExpressCard/54 module.

Right View

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Item

Description

1

USB 2.0 port

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

2

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.

Note: Insert a paper clip to the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is off.

6

Modem (RJ-11) port

Connects to a phone line.

7

RF-in port

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

8

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Kensington lock slot

Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock.

Rear View

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Item

Description

1

Ventilation slots

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

Bottom View

Acer Aspire 7720g Bottom

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Item

Description

1

Battery bay

Houses the computer's battery pack.

2

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Battery lock

Locks the battery in position.

3

Battery release latch

Releases the battery for removal.

4

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Hard disk bay-Secondary

Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws) (only for certain models).

5

Subwoofer

Emits low frequency sound output.

6

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Hard disk bay-Main

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

7

Memory compartment

Houses the computer's main memory.

8

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. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed.

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Function

Description

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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.

Power

Indicates the computer's power status.

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Battery

Indicates the computer's battery status.

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 beside the keyboard are application buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are: WLAN, Internet, email, Bluetooth, Arcade and 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.You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start, All Programs, and then Launch Manager to start the application.

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Function

Description

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Wireless communication button/indicator (manufacturing option)

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

VOL+

Volume up

Increases the sound volume.

VOL-

Volume down

Decreases the sound volume.

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Bluetooth communication button/indicator (manufacturing option)

Enables/disables the Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication.

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Acer Empowering Technology

Launch Acer Empowering Technology (user-programmable)

Touchpad basics (with two-click buttons)

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

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 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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