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  • Brand: Acer
  • Product: Monitor
  • Model/name: DA241HL
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch, German

Table of Contents

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© 2013. All Rights Reserved.
Acer DA241HL User Guide
Model: DA241HL
This Revision: 07/2013
Acer DA241HL
Model number: __________________________________
Serial number*: ___________________________________
Date of purchase: ________________________________
Place of purchase: ________________________________
*Note: See the back of the DA241HL.
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Acer NERGY STAR qualified products save your money by reducing energy cost and protecting
the environment without sacrificing features or performance. Acer is proud to offer our customers
products with the ENERGY STAR mark.
Products that are ENERGY STAR qualified use less energy and prevent greenhouse gas
emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency. Acer is committed to offering products and services worldwide that help customers save
money, conserve energy and improve the quality of our environment. The more energy we can
save through higher energy efficiency, the more we reduce greenhouse gases and the risks of
climate change. More information refers to or
- Note: Information in this section may not apply to your computer. Acer ENERGY STAR qualified
- produce less heat and reduce cooling loads in warmer climates.
- automatically go into "display Sleep" and "computer Sleep" mode after 10 minutes of inactivity.
- wake from "Sleep" mode by pressing the power button.
- save more than 80% energy when in "Sleep" mode.
ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. marks.
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Table of contents
Getting to know your DA241HL
Features and functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Product registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Setting up
Unpacking your DA241HL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Getting to know your DA241HL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Using your DA241HL
Setting up your DA241HL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Turning on for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Using the touchscreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
The Home screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
The onscreen keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Editing text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Locking your DA241HL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Shutting down your DA241HL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Connecting devices to your DA241HL
Connecting to AC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Connecting to a PC as a monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Inserting a SD card (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Connecting a USB device to your DA241HL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Transferring files between your DA241HL and a PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Connecting to a router or modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Connecting a Bluetooth device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Using the webcam
Using the webcam as a camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Using the webcam to record a video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Viewing photos and videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Advanced settings
Wireless & Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Updating your DA241HL’s operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
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Resetting your DA241HL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
FAQ and troubleshooting
Other sources of help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
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Getting to know your DA241HL
Features and functions
Your new DA241HL offers leading, easy-to-access multimedia and entertainment
features. You can:
• Connect to the Internet.
• Access your email.
• Play music and video.
• Keep in touch with your friends via your People and social networking apps.
• View content from an HDMI device.
• Use touch to control a PC.
Product registration
When using your product for the first time, it is recommended that you immediately
register it. This will give you access to useful benefits, such as:
• Faster service from our trained representatives.
• Membership in the Acer community: receive promotions and participate in
customer surveys.
• The latest news from Acer.
Hurry and register, as other advantages await you!
How to register
To register your Acer product, please visit Tap Registration and
follow the simple instructions.
You can also register directly from your DA241HL by tapping the Registration icon.
After we receive your product registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with
important data that you should keep in a safe place.
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Unpacking your DA241HL
Setting up
Unpacking your DA241HL
Your new DA241HL comes packed in a protective box. Carefully unpack the box and
remove the contents. If any of the following items is missing or damaged, contact
your dealer immediately:
• Acer DA241HL
• Setup poster
• Keyboard and Mouse (optional)
• Mini USB cable
• HDMI cable (optional)
• MHL cable (optional)
• AC adapter
• Warranty card
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Getting to know your DA241HL
Front view
No. Item Description
1 Front-facing camera A 2-megapixel camera for video chats and self-
portrait images.
2 Touchscreen 24” 1920 x 1080 optical touch screen.
3 Speakers Emit stereo audio.
4 Input switch key Press to switch input source.
5 Function key Press to open the main menu.
6 Volume down key;
function key
Volume down; function key (-)
7 Volume up key;
function key
Volume up; function key (+)
8 Power indicator Indicates power status.
9 Power button Press and hold to turn the DA241HL on, press
briefly to turn the screen on/off or enter sleep
mode; press and hold to turn the DA241HL off.
10 Microphone Receives audio for video chats and Internet calls.
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Getting to know your DA241HL
Back view
Back panel view
No. Item Description
1 USB ports (Master) Connects with external USB devices, such as a
keyboard, mouse or storage device.
2 Mini USB port Connects to your PC.
3 Micro USB port (Slave) Connects to media devices (such as media
players or smartphones) that support Media
Transfer Protocol.
Note: If your system hangs, please unplug
the device.
4 Card reader slot Insert a memory card.
5 3.5 mm headphone jack Connects to stereo headphones.
No. Item Description
1 Ethernet (RJ-45) port Connects to an Ethernet network.
2 HDMI port (MHL) Supports high-definition digital video connections.
3 DC-in jack Connects to the DC power supply.
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Using your DA241HL
Setting up your DA241HL
Open the stand until it snaps in place. Then, tilt the display panel to an angle of
between 20 and 75 degrees from an upright position. Connect the DC-in jack to your
DA241HL and plug the AC adapter into any AC outlet.
Warning: Only use the bundled power adapter to power your DA241HL.
Turning on for the first time
To turn on your DA241HL, press the power button until the screen turns on. Wait a
moment for your DA241HL to get ready. You will then be asked some questions
before you can use your DA241HL.
To start, tap to select your language and country, then tap Start. Follow the rest of
the instructions as they are displayed.
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Using the touchscreen
Note: If the DA241HL’s screen turns off, it has entered sleep mode. Briefly press
the power button to wake it up. For more information, see "Waking your
DA241HL" on page 20.
Sign in to or create a Google account
If you have Internet access, your DA241HL allows you to synchronize information
with a Google account.
During the start-up process, you may create or sign in to an account, which will be
used to synchronize your contact list, email, calendar and other information. If you
do not yet have Internet access, or do not want to use this feature, then tap Skip.
Important: You must sign in to a Google Account to use Gmail, Google Talk,
Google Calendar, and other Google Apps; to download apps or media from
Google Play; to back up your settings to Google servers; and to take advantage
of other Google services on your DA241HL.
If you want to restore existing settings from another device with Android 2.0 (or
later) installed, you must sign in to your Google account during setup. If you wait
until after setup is complete, your settings will not be restored.
Note: If you have multiple Google accounts, such as separate accounts for
personal and business contacts, you can access and synchonize them from the
Accounts settings section. See "Multiple Google accounts" on page 30.
Using the touchscreen
Your DA241HL uses a touchscreen for selecting items and entering information. Use
your finger to tap the screen.
Tap: Touch the screen once to open items and select options.
Drag: Hold your finger on the screen and drag across the screen to select text and
Tap and hold: Tap and hold an item to see a list of actions available for that item. On
the pop-up menu that appears, tap the action you want to perform.
Scroll: To scroll up or down the screen, simply drag your finger up or down the
screen in the direction that you want to scroll.
Note: The system will automatically calibrate touch coordinates during start-up.
Please do not touch the screen.
Note: Sudden change in ambient light source might result in misreading of the
touch coordinates. Please restart the device when this happens.
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The Home screen
When you start your DA241HL, or wake it from power saving, it will display the
Home screen. This screen gives you quick access to information and simple
controls with widgets or shortcuts. These display information such as the time and
weather, or provide additional controls and direct access to apps. Some have been
pre-installed on your DA241HL, while others may be downloaded from Google Play.
The Home screen already features some useful controls and information.
Application menu
Time and Status
App shoutcuts
To search for apps, files or for information on the Internet, tap the
Google icon in the top-left corner.
Simply enter the text you want to find. Tap the arrow or Enter key to search the
Internet, or tap one of the suggestions, apps or files shown in the list.
Voice search
If voice search is available, tap the microphone and speak your search
Back Home Recent
To navigate through menus and options, three (or
more) icons are shown at the bottom of the screen.
Tap this icon to go to the previous page, or to go up one level in a menu.
This icon may be replaced with the hide icon in certain cases (such as if
the keyboard or list of recent apps is shown). Hide
Tap this icon to go directly to the Home screen.
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The Home screen
Tap this icon to see recently opened apps. Tap an app to open it, or tap anywhere on
the screen to return to the Home screen.
The extended Home screen
The Home screen extends to either side of the initial Home screen, giving you more
room to add widgets or organize shortcuts. To view the extended Home screen,
swipe your finger to the left or right.
A total of five pages are available, two to the left and two to the right. To change or
add widgets on any of the screens see "Personalizing the Home screen" on page
The App menu
The App menu displays applications and widgets available on your DA241HL.
Note: All images are for reference only. The applications installed on your
DA241HL can be different from the applications shown in illustrations. Some
applications might experience errors in location services because of abnormal
WiFi connections.
Apps are displayed in alphabetical order. If more apps are available, an outline of the
second page will be shown on the side of the screen. Swipe the outline towards the
center of the screen to switch pages.
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Otherwise swipe to the left to see more Applications. When you are on the last page
of applications, swipe to the left to see widgets available on your DA241HL. See
"Personalizing the Home screen" on page 15.
Tap the Shop icon to open Google Play.
Adding an application to a Home screen
Tap and hold an icon to add a shortcut to one of your Home screens. While a
shortcut is selected, thumbnails of the Home screens are shown below the list of
applications, simply drag the shortcut to a screen.
Status and notification area
Status and notification icons are shown in the bottom-right
corner of the screen.
This area contains a variety of icons to inform you of your
DA241HL’s status. The icons on the right side of the clock
indicate connectivity status. The left side of the clock displays
the event notification icons.
Tap the notification area to view more status
information. Control buttons enable you to tap
features on (blue) or off (white).
Some event summaries include controls below
the main status area, such as media controls if
music is playing.
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The Home screen
Status and notification icons
Notification icons
Connection icons
Note: Network connection icons are blue if you have an active Google account.
Personalizing the Home screen
You may personalize your Home screen by adding or removing application shortcuts
or widgets, and by changing the wallpaper.
Adding or removing shortcuts or widgets
To add shortcuts or widgets tap the Apps icon in the top-right corner of the Home
The APPS menu contains a list of shortcuts to applications you can drag to a Home
Tap WIDGETS to see small applications and links (such as custom shortcuts,
contacts or bookmarks) that you can add to a Home screen. Widgets are small
Icon Description Icon Description
Alarm is set Speaker is silenced
New Gmail message DA241HL microphone is off
New Google Talk message Song is playing
Upcoming event SD card or USB storage is full
DA241HL is connected to PC via
Syncing data
Application update available Sync is on
System update available Problem with sign-in or sync
Virtual private network (VPN)
Uploading data
Downloading data
Icon Description Icon Description
Connected to a wireless network
(waves indicate connection
Bluetooth is on
An open wireless network is
Connected to a Bluetooth device
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applications that display constantly-updated information or quick shortcuts to
applications or special functions.
To move an App or Widget to the Home screen, tap and hold an item until it is
selected. The Home screen will open. Drag the item to any free area on the screen.
To move the item to a different Home screen, drag it to the side of the screen, the
Home screen will switch to the screen in that direction. Release the item when it is
positioned correctly.
Resizing a Widget
Most widgets can be made larger, so you can give more space to information that is
important to you. After placing a Widget on the Home screen, tap and hold to select
it. Four diamonds will appear on each side, tap and drag the diamond until the
Widget is the correct size. Tap Back to finish.
Note: Not all Widgets can be resized.
Removing an item from the Home screen
To remove an item from the Home screen, tap and hold the item until
the Remove option appears at the top of the screen. Simply drag the
item to the Remove option.
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The onscreen keyboard
Changing the Home screen image
Tap and hold any open space on the Home screen. You can choose from a set of
pre-formatted wallpapers, images stored in the Gallery, selected Wallpapers, or Live
wallpapers that feature animated or interactive backgrounds.
The onscreen keyboard
When you tap a text box to enter text, an onscreen keyboard will appear. Simply tap
on keys to enter text.
Tap the ?123 button to see numbers and special characters, and then tap the ~ \ {
key to see more options. Tap and hold a key to select alternative characters (if
available for that key), such as letters with accents or related symbols.
The layout of the keyboard varies slightly, depending on the application and
information that is required.
Changing Android keyboard settings
To use a different keyboard language or change settings, tap the Input
options key, then select either Input languages or Android keyboard
settings. These settings include Auto-correction and keyboard sounds.
Predictive text or auto correction
The Android keyboard can provide predictive text input. As you tap the letters of a
word, a selection of words are displayed that continue the sequence of letters
tapped, or are a close match allowing for errors. The word list changes after every
key press. If the word you need is displayed, you can tap on it to insert it into your
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To turn predictive text on or off with the Android keyboard, tap the Input options
key, and then Android keyboard settings. Tap Auto correction or Show
correction suggestions and select one of the options.
Editing text
You can select and edit text in certain applications, such as text you have entered in
a text field. Selected text can be cut or copied and later pasted within the same
application, or to a different application.
Note: Certain applications may not support text selection, or only support it in
certain areas. Other applications may offer specialized commands to select text.
Selecting text
To select text that you want to cut, copy, delete or replace:
1. Tap the text you want to select. If you can select this text, a cursor is inserted
below the text.
Note: The cursor indicates where text you type or paste will be inserted.
2. Tap and hold the text or word you want to select.
The selected text is highlighted, with a tab at each end of the selection.
3. Drag either tab to expand or reduce the amount of selected text, or tap Select all.
4. To cut or copy the text, tap the CUT or COPY button.
Inserting text
To type new text or add text that you have copied:
1. Tap the text you want to select. If you can select this text, a cursor is inserted
below the text.
2. If the cursor is not in the desired position, simply drag it to the correct position.
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Editing text
If you previously copied (see below) text, tap where you want to insert the text. A
PASTE button appears briefly below the cursor. Tap the button to paste the text.
To replace a word, double tap the word. A PASTE button appears above the
word. Tap the button to paste to replace the text.
3. Modify the text: Type, paste or delete text.
4. Tap Enter on the keyboard (or tap on the XT9 keyboard).
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Locking your DA241HL
If you will not use your DA241HL for a while, briefly press the power button to lock
access. This saves power and ensures your DA241HL does not unintentionally use
any services. Your DA241HL will lock automatically if it is not used after a while. To
change the delay, tap APPS > Settings > Display > Sleep.
Waking your DA241HL
If the screen is off and the DA241HL does not react to any taps on the screen, then
it has been locked and is in sleep mode.
Note: The default setting of Sleep Mode is enabled and the default setting of
“Stay Awake” is disabled, which could save more power consumption in Sleep
Mode (Suspense to RAM) .
Security options
For additional security, you may set a code or number that must be entered to
access the DA241HL, such as an unlock pattern (a set of dots that must be tapped
in the correct order). Open the Home screen and tap APPS > Settings > Security >
Screen lock.
Note: If you forget an unlock pattern, please refer to "Unlock pattern" on page
Shutting down your DA241HL
If you won’t use your DA241HL for an extended period of time, turn it off to save
power. To turn off your DA241HL (even when locked), press and hold the power
button for one second. You will then be asked to confirm the shut down. To force a
shutdown, press and hold the power button for four seconds.
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Connecting to AC power
Connecting devices to your DA241HL
Connecting to AC power
See "Setting up your DA241HL" on page 10.
Connecting to a PC as a monitor
Your DA241HL has an HDMI port (MHL), that can be used to connect it to a
computer, or video player.
Use an MHL cable to connect the display to a mobile device with MHL support.
To use the DA241HL as a touchscreen monitor, you must also connect a USB cable
between a Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer and the mini USB port on the rear
side of your DA241HL.
Note: The USB 2.0 hub can switch between your PC's Windows operating
system and DA241HL's Android operating system according to the Source
*If VGA or HDMI is selected, the USB hub is switched to PC Windows mode.
The internal touch function is also switched to PC Windows mode (Windows 7
*If in Android mode, the internal touch function, webcam, USB hub and SD card
reader are also switched to Android mode.
Note: Only the first device could be read when multiple external storage devices
were connected via an external USB hub.
Inserting a SD card (optional)
You may install a SD card to expand your device's storage space.
Note: Your DA241HL only supports SD cards that use the NTFS, FAT or FAT32
file system.
1. Locate the SD card slot.
2. Align the card correctly and push it into the slot.
3. Ensure that the SD card is inserted all the way into the card slot.
Check card capacity in the External SD card section of APPS > Settings >
Connecting a USB device to your DA241HL
USB devices, such as a keyboard, mouse, game controller, digital camera, or
storage devices, are supported through the USB ports. See "Back view" on page 9.
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As most USB keyboards, mice and game controllers are designed for desktop
computers and operating systems, some keys may not function.
Accessing files on a USB storage device
Note: Your DA241HL supports USB storage devices that use the NTFS, FAT or
FAT32 file systems.
You can access media files (photos, music and video) on USB storage devices with
your DA241HL's multimedia apps. For more flexible access, “file management” apps
are available in the Google Play store.
Caution: Before removing USB storage, make sure your device is not using
data on the USB storage device.
Note: Please check for updates to the DA241HL's software that may add
support for additional USB devices. See "Updating your DA241HL’s operating
system" on page 30.
Transferring files between your DA241HL and a PC
Your DA241HL and any connected storage devices can be accessed from a PC with
a USB connection.
Connecting to a PC as a USB storage device
Download and install the latest USB driver on your computer before connecting your
DA241HL to the computer. Visit for the latest drivers: Select
Support, Download, DA241HL. Select your DA241HL model, and then the Driver
tab, select USB and accept the download.
This allows you to transfer your personal data to or from your PC, using your PC’s
file explorer.
Plug the micro USB connector into the micro USB port on the rear side of your
DA241HL, and plug the other end of the USB cable into a USB port on your PC.
After a short delay, your DA241HL's internal memory will be visible as a Portable
Device in your PC’s file explorer. Select the DA241HL icon to see your DA241HL’s
internal memory and any additional memory (SD card or USB devices) attached to
your DA241HL.
Connecting to a router or modem
Your DA241HL has an Ethernet port, that can be used to connect it to a network.
Use an Ethernet cable to connect the display to a router or modem that provides
Internet access.
For Ethernet settings, tap APPS > Settings > Ethernet.
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Connecting a Bluetooth device
Ethernet only supports 10/100 Mbps.
Connecting a Bluetooth device
Only A2DP stereo headsets (playback only, no microphone) are supported. Please
check for updates to the DA241HL's software which may add support for additional
Bluetooth devices.
For Bluetooth settings, tap APPS > Settings > Bluetooth.
Turn Bluetooth on and tap Search for devices to scan for nearby devices.
Note: Please check for updates to the DA241HL's software that may add
support for additional Bluetooth devices. See "Updating your DA241HL’s
operating system" on page 30.
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Using the webcam
Note: Illustrations are for reference only. Actual product specifications may vary.
Your DA241HL features a 2-megapixel digital webcam mounted on the front. Many
chat or instant messaging apps can use this webcam so you can be seen by your
family and friends. Use the settings in the app to control the webcam.
Using the webcam as a camera
To activate the camera, open the application menu and tap Camera.
Camera icons and indicators
In the camera window, the controls on the right allow you to change settings or
select camera or camcorder.
After you have taken a photo, a thumbnail in the top-right allows you to view the
picture or video.
Icon Description
Take photo
After taking a photo, tap the thumbnail in the top-right corner to view
and share the photo.
Tap to see camera options.
Camcorder mode
Switches to the camcorder (video recorder).
Camera mode
Switches to the camera.
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Using the webcam to record a video
Camera options
• Set the resolution of the image (QVGA, VGA, 1 MP or
• Use only Internal Storage.
Taking a photo
1. Ensure the options described above are set to your preferences.
2. Frame your subject and steady your DA241HL.
3. Tap the camera icon to take the photo.
Using the webcam to record a video
The Camera app can also record video.
Camcorder icons and indicators
Tap the camcorder icon to switch to camcorder mode.
Icon Description
White balance
Change the color balance to match the lighting: Auto, Incandescent,
Daylight, Fluorescent or Cloudy.
Increase or decrease image exposure.
Camera settings
Activate or change special settings: Picture size, Store Location, Scene
mode and Anti-flicker.
Icon Description
Start / stop recording
Tap to see camcorder options.
Camcorder mode
Switches to the camcorder (video recorder).
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Camcorder options
Adjust camcorder options to obtain the best image:
Shooting a video
1. Ensure the options described above are set to your preferences.
2. Frame your subject and steady your DA241HL and zoom in or out as needed.
3. Tap the record icon to begin recording.
4. Tap the record icon again to stop recording.
Supported formats
Viewing photos and videos
After you have taken your photo or video, it is automatically saved.
Open the application menu and tap Gallery. Select the photo or video you want to
view (videos are marked with a small play symbol).
From the Gallery you can share the file using various services. Tap Menu and then
Note: Share options vary depending on the file type.
Camera mode
Switches to the camera.
Icon Description
White balance
Change the color balance to match the lighting: Auto, Incandescent,
Daylight, Fluorescent or Cloudy.
Tap to see camcorder options.
Type Formats
Image JPEG
Video H.264 BP
Audio AAC-LC
Icon Description
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Wireless & Networks
Advanced settings
Access Settings from the Application menu. Tap APPS, then Settings.
Wireless & Networks
Activating or deactivating connections
Open the Application menu and tap Settings. Under WIRELESS & NETWORKS
each connection has an ON/OFF switch that controls the connection. Tap an entry to
manage your connection settings.
Alternatively, use the right side of the status bar to manage connection settings.
Tap More... to access additional connection settings.
Adjusting Bluetooth settings
You can use Bluetooth to exchange information between your DA241HL and other
mobile devices.
Bluetooth connections
For Bluetooth settings, tap APPS > Settings, then under WIRELESS &
NETWORKS tap Bluetooth. Here you can switch Bluetooth on or off, set the
Item Description
Wi-Fi Turn the Wi-Fi function on or off.
Bluetooth Turn the Bluetooth function on or off.
Data usage Lets you monitor total usage by network type and application
and then set limits if needed.
More... Access additional connection settings.
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VPN settings Set up and manage Virtual Private Networks.
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DA241HL name and discoverability. Tap SEARCH FOR DEVICES to scan for
nearby devices.
To connect to a device, tap the device in the list of available devices. You may be
asked to enter a PIN on both devices to establish the connection.
Note: Only A2DP stereo headsets (playback only, no microphone) are
supported. Please check for updates to the DA241HL's software which may add
support for additional Bluetooth devices.
Ethernet connections
For Ethernet settings, tap APPS > Settings, then under WIRELESS & NETWORKS
tap Ethernet. Here you can switch Ethernet on or off, and check the MAC address
and IP address used by your DA241HL.
Data Usage
The Data Usage section shows how much data has been transmitted to your
DA241HL, either in total or for each App. This information is useful if you are using a
metered service.
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
This option enables you to connect to a private network, such as a secure work or
office environment.
Add a VPN by tapping APPS > Settings, then under WIRELESS & NETWORKS
tap More... > VPN > Add VPN network.
Adjust the volume of your DA241HL using the volume buttons on the side of the
DA241HL. Alternatively, you can adjust your DA241HL sound settings by tapping
APPS > Settings > Sound.
You can adjust volume from the OSD.
You can adjust your DA241HL screen settings by tapping APPS > Settings >
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Default notification Sets a ringtone for Notifications.
Touch sounds Plays a sound whenever a screen selection is made.
Screen lock sound Plays a sound when locking and unlocking the screen.
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Wallpaper Set the Home screen background image.
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You can adjust screen brightness and contrast from the OSD.
You can check how much of your DA241HL’s storage (Internal, SD or USB) has
been used, and what type of files are using storage.
Closing an application
To close an active application, go to APPS > Settings > Apps. Tap the RUNNING
tab, then tap the program you wish to close. Select Stop to close the program.
Uninstalling an application
You can remove programs installed on your DA241HL to free up extra storage
memory. Tap and hold a program icon from the application menu and drag it into the
Uninstall area in the top-left corner.
Note: You cannot uninstall applications that were pre-loaded on your DA241HL.
Alternatively, you can go to APPS > Settings and select Apps. Tap the application
you wish to uninstall, tap Uninstall and confirm the uninstall.
Warning! You should only remove programs if you are familiar with the
Android operating system.
You can configure synchronization options for many applications on your DA241HL.
You can also configure what types of data you synchronize for each account.
Some applications, such as Contacts, Gmail, and Calendar, can sync data from
multiple accounts. Others sync data only from the first Google Account you sign in to
on your DA241HL, or from an account associated specifically with that application.
For some applications, such as Contacts or Calendar, all changes that you make on
your DA241HL are made to the synchronised copy on the Internet. Other
applications only copy information from account on the Internet; the information on
your DA241HL cannot be changed directly, you must change the information stored
in the Internet account.
Tap APPS > Settings > Accounts & sync to access the synchronization settings.
Sleep Sets a delay before the screen will be turned off.
Font size Sets the font size so either more text is visible or the text is
easier to read.
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To manage synchronization of individual accounts, tap an account name.
Some applications, such as Gmail and Calendar, have additional
synchronization settings. Open the application and tap the Menu button (three
dots) and then tap Settings.
Multiple Google accounts
If you have multiple Google accounts, such as separate accounts for personal and
business contacts, you can access and synchonize them from the Accounts settings
section. Tap APPS > Settings > Accounts & sync. Tap ADD ACCOUNT in the top-
right corner and select Google.
Changing language and text options
Set your location and language input preferences by opening the application menu
and going to APPS > Settings > Language & input.
Setting the date and time
To set the date and time, tap APPS > Settings > Date & time.
Tip: If you travel frequently or live in an area that uses daylight saving time, and
have mobile network access, activate Automatic date & time from this menu.
Your DA241HL will set the date and time based on information it receives from
the network.
Setting alarms
There are two predefined alarms on your DA241HL by default. To add or edit alarm
settings, tap Clock in the application menu and tap Set alarm.
Tap Add alarm to create a new alarm, or tap the check box next to a preset alarm to
turn it on or off.
Tap a preset alarm to edit it. You can:
• Turn the alarm on or off.
• Set the alarm time.
• Set which days to repeat the alarm.
• Set a ringtone.
• Give it a label (i.e., a name).
Updating your DA241HL’s operating system
Your DA241HL can download and install system updates, adding support for new
devices or expanding software options.
To check for updates, tap APPS > Settings > About > System updates > Update.
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Resetting your DA241HL
Note: Downloading new firmware can take up to 40 minutes, depending on your
network speed.
Resetting your DA241HL
You may have to perform a reset if your DA241HL fails to respond when buttons are
pressed or the screen is tapped.
To reset your DA241HL disconnect the main power supply for ten seconds, then
Clean boot
A clean boot will restore your DA241HL to the factory settings.
Warning! This will erase all your personal information, any contacts stored
on your DA241HL and any programs you installed.
Open Settings from the application menu, then tap Backup & reset > Factory data
reset; click Reset DA241HL and then Erase everything to format your DA241HL.
If your DA241HL still does not respond, refer to "FAQ and troubleshooting" on page
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FAQ and troubleshooting
This section lists frequently asked questions that may arise during the use of your
DA241HL, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions.
Aspect Question Answer
Audio Why is there no
sound coming from
the device?
If a headset is plugged into the device,
the speaker is automatically shut off.
Disconnect the headset.
Check that the device volume setting is
not muted.
Check that the volume control is not at its
lowest setting.
Multimedia files Why can’t I view my
picture files?
You may be trying to view an image that is
not supported. Refer to "Supported
formats" on page 26 for more information.
Why can’t I view my
video files?
You may be trying to view a video that is
not supported.
Why can’t I play my
music files?
You may be trying to play a file that is not
information and
How do I check the
OS version of my
Tap APPS > Settings > About to check
the OS version (Kernel/build number) and
other hardware and software information.
Storage How do I check
memory status?
To check storage status, go to Settings >
Unlock pattern I forgot my unlock
After five wrong entries, you can reset
your unlock pattern. Tap Forgotten
pattern? and enter your Google account
username and password.
Note: You must have an active Google
account on the DA241HL and an Internet
If this option is not available please
contact you local service center.
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Other sources of help
Other sources of help
For information on: Refer to:
Up-to-date information regarding your
Service enquiries
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Acer Incorporated
8F, 88, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi
New Taipei City 221, Taiwan
Declaration of Conformity
Acer Incorporated
8F, 88, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi, New Taipei City 221, Taiwan
Contact Person: Mr. RU Jan, e-mail:
Acer Italy s.r.l
Via Lepetit, 40, 20020 Lainate (MI) Italy
Tel: +39-02-939-921 ,Fax: +39-02 9399-2913
Declare under our own responsibility that the product:
Product: Android All-in-One
Trade Name: Acer
Model Number: DA241HL
SKU Number: DA241HL
To which this declaration refers conforms to the relevant standard or other standardizing
• EN55022:2010 Class B; EN55024:2010
• EN301 489-1 V1.9.2; EN301 489-17 V2.1.1
• EN300 328 V1.7.1
• EN61000-3-2:2006+A1:2009+A2:2009, Class D
• EN61000-3-3:2008
• EN60950-1:2006/A11:2009/A1:2010 +A12:2011
• Regulation (EU) No. 617/ 2013
• Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009; EN 50563:2011
• EN50581:2012
We hereby declare above product is in compliance with the essential requirements and other
relevant provisions of EMC Directive 2004/108/EC, Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC, R&TTE
Directive 1999/5/EC and RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU and Directive 2009/125/EC with regard
to establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related
Year to begin affixing CE marking 2013.
Aug. 14, 2013
RU Jan / Sr. Manager Date
Regulation, Acer Inc.
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Acer America Corporation
333 West San Carlos St., Suite 1500
San Jose, CA 95110, U. S. A.
Tel : 254-298-4000
Fax : 254-298-4147
Federal Communications Commission
Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The following local Manufacturer /Importer is responsible for this declaration:
Product: Android All-in-One
Model Number: DA241HL
SKU Number: DA241HL
Name of Responsible Party: Acer America Corporation
Address of Responsible Party: 333 West San Carlos St.
Suite 1500
San Jose, CA 95110
U. S. A.
Contact Person: Acer Representative
Phone No.: 254-298-4000
Fax No.: 254-298-4147

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