Sharp PC-A500 Specifications

Notice for Users in Australia
Service Inquiries
Please contact your dealer for service if required or contact Sharp Corporation of
Australia on 1-800-807820 (free call) for referral to your nearest Sharp authorised
Service Centre. Details can be found on the warranty card inserted with the
documentation.
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prohibited by law.
SHARP is not in a position to authorise the copying or broadcasting of copyright
materials and nothing in this OPERATION MANUAL should be implied as giving
that authority.
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Safety Precautions
General
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Follow all cautions and instructions which may be marked on the computer.
Except as described elsewhere in this manual, refer all servicing to qualified
personnel. Immediately shut off the computer and seek servicing under the
following conditions:
• when the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed
• if liquid has been spilled on the computer
• if the computer has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged
Location
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Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight.
Try to avoid dusty environments.
Keep the computer away from any magnetic devices and TVs.
Keep the computer away from excessive humidity or fluids such as rain, snow,
water spray, juice, coffee, steam, etc.
Do not move the computer from an extremely cold place to an extremely warm
place. A temperature difference of more than 10°C (18°F) will cause
condensation inside the unit, which may cause damage.
Do not block or cover slots or openings on the cabinet. These protect the
computer from overheating.
Care should be exercised when using on heat sensitive surfaces or your lap as the
base of this computer will get hot.
Do not smoke near your computer.
Usage
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Never push any objects of any kind into cabinet openings. They may touch
dangerous voltage points or short parts that could result in fire or electrical shock.
Turn off the computer before installing or removing a peripheral device(except
when connecting USB devices and PC cards).
Check the AC power cord and power connectors periodically for damage.
Replace the power cord immediately if damage is found.
Never subject your computer to sudden shocks or extreme vibration.
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Do not drop the computer nor hit it with other equipment.
Do not scratch the surface of the LCD screen.
Turn off the computer and disconnect the AC power cord before cleaning.
Battery Pack Precautions
Handling
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Never put the battery pack in a fire, as it could explode and cause injury.
Do not attempt to open or alter the battery pack.
Do not place the battery where it might get hotter than 60°C (140°F).
Do not allow metal objects such as jewelry to short across the battery terminals, as
it could heat up and explode.
Do not allow liquids to come in contact with the battery pack.
Avoid dropping the pack or other violent shock.
Do not solder anything to the battery terminals.
Charging
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Charge the battery pack only with the AC adapter included with your computer.
Discharging
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Do not use the battery pack for any purpose other than powering the computer.
Storage
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Store the battery pack in a cool and dry place. Never allow the temperature to
exceed 60°C (140°F) during storage.
Recharge the battery pack after storage, before use.
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Modem Precautions(Built-in modem may not be available in some
countries)
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Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically
designed for wet locations.
Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line
has been disconnected at the network interface.
Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
Avoid using the telephone during a lightning storm. There may be a remote risk of
electric shock from lightning.
Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak while in the vicinity of the leak.
About This Manual
Notice
Information in this manual is subject to change without notice and does not represent a
commitment on the part of SHARP Corporation.
SHARP Corporation shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions
contained herein; nor for incidental or consequential damages resulting from the furnishing,
performance, or use of this material.
SHARP strongly recommends that separate permanent written records be kept of all
important data. Data may be lost or altered in virtually any electronic memory product under
certain circumstances. Therefore, SHARP assumes no responsibility for data lost or
otherwise rendered unusable whether as a result of improper use, repairs, defects, battery
replacement, use after the specified battery life has expired, or any other causes.
SHARP assumes no responsibility directly or indirectly, for financial losses or claims from
third persons resulting from the use of this product and any of its functions, such as stolen
credit card numbers, the loss of or alteration of stored data, etc.
Edition
1st Edition, October 1999.
Copyright
© 1999 SHARP Corporation
This document contains or refers to proprietary information which is protected by copyright. All rights
are reserved. Copying or other reproduction of this document is prohibited without the prior written
permission of SHARP Corporation.
Trademarks
Pentium is a registered trademark, and Celeron is a trade mark, of Intel Corporation.
IBM and PS/2 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
Microsoft, MS-DOS, Windows, and the Windows Logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft
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All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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Recording Important Information
For future reference, please record the following information in the spaces provided
below.
Model Number:
Serial Number:
Date of purchase:
Dealer’s Name:
Place of purchase:
Password:
The serial number is printed on a sticker located on the bottom of the computer.
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Manual Conventions
This manual uses a set of style conventions described below.
Notes and Cautions are italicized with icons:
A note icon informs you of a special technique or information that may
help you perform a task or better understand a process.
A caution icon alerts you to something that may cause problems or
damage to hardware, software or data.
Key Labels on the Keyboard, when referred to in the instructions, are shown in
boldface:
Press Enter to continue.
When more than one key are pressed simultaneously, the key labels are separated by
a plus (+) sign:
Restart your computer by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
When necessary, important key combinations are shown in graphics:
Sample Entries are shown in upper cases of different typeface. In the following
case, press the Enter key after you type the command:
C:\>DIR A: Enter
Words/Texts on Screen, such as window titles or possible parameters, are
italicized:
Double-click this icon to display the Power Properties window.
Set the item to Enabled.
Screens reproduced in this manual may differ slightly from the screens you see on
your computer.
Section Titles in other parts of this manual are italicized:
Refer to Infrared Communication section in Chapter 5.
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Table of Contents
Notice for Users in Australia ......................................................................................i
Safety Precautions......................................................................................................ii
About This Manual .................................................................................................... v
Recording Important Information .............................................................................vi
Manual Conventions ................................................................................................vii
Table of Contents....................................................................................................viii
Overview of Computer............................................................................................... x
Quick Setup
Turning Power On ..................................................................................................1-1
Setting up Windows 98...........................................................................................1-3
Shutting Down the System......................................................................................1-4
Basic Operations
Choosing Power Source..........................................................................................2-1
Resetting the System...............................................................................................2-3
Using The Glide Pad...............................................................................................2-4
Using The Keyboard...............................................................................................2-6
Using Floppy Disks.................................................................................................2-7
Using CD ..............................................................................................................2-12
Expansion Bay ......................................................................................................2-15
Battery and Power Management
Standard Battery Pack.............................................................................................3-1
Optional Battery Pack.............................................................................................3-6
Power Management ................................................................................................3-8
Peripherals
Using Peripherals....................................................................................................4-1
Printer .....................................................................................................................4-3
Display....................................................................................................................4-4
Keyboard / Mouse...................................................................................................4-6
Audio System..........................................................................................................4-7
RS-232C Device .....................................................................................................4-7
USB Device ............................................................................................................4-8
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Communication Functions
Infrared Communication ........................................................................................ 5-1
Built-in Modem (may not be available in some countries)..................................... 5-3
Hardware Expansion
PC Card.................................................................................................................. 6-1
Memory Module..................................................................................................... 6-3
Security Features
Passwords............................................................................................................... 7-1
Preventing Infection of Computer Viruses ............................................................. 7-4
Security Slot ........................................................................................................... 7-4
Setup Utility
Running the Setup Utility....................................................................................... 8-1
Main menu ............................................................................................................. 8-3
Advanced menu...................................................................................................... 8-4
Security menu......................................................................................................... 8-5
Power menu............................................................................................................ 8-6
Exit menu ............................................................................................................... 8-7
Appendixes
Maintenance and Care........................................................................................... A-1
Specifications ........................................................................................................ A-3
Troubleshooting
Index
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Overview of Computer
Each number after an arrow indicates the page referring to the part. Actual
appearance of your computer may be slightly different depending on the model.
Front
Computer
Ventilation Openings
LCD Screen
Floppy Disk Drive Unit
→2-7
Power Switch
→1-2
Glide Pad
→2-4
Microphone Jack
→4-7
Audio Output Jack
→4-7
Monaural Microphone
Monaural Speaker
Keyboard
→2-6
Battery Indicator
→3-2
Indicators
N
CD-ROM
Drive
Floppy Disk
Caps Lock
Drive
Scroll lock
Num Lock
Hard Disk
Drive
Power
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A
Battery Power
Right
Volume control
Up
Down
IR Port
→5-1
CD Tray Eject Hole
Expantion Bay
→T-5
Reset Switch
→2-15
→2-3
Left
Ventilation Openings PC Card Slot
→6-1
Ventilaiton Openings
Security Slot
→7-4
Modem Jack(may not be available in some countries)
→5-3
USB Port
AC Adapter Jack
→1-2
→4-8
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Rear
Parallel Port
→4-3
External Monitor Port
Keyboard/Mouse Port
→4-6
→4-4
RS-232C Serial Port →4-7
Floppy Disk Drive Port →2-7
Bottom
Memory Module Slot Cover
→6-3
Battery Pack
→3-1
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CHAPTER 1
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Quick Setup
Your computer is designed and pre-configured for easy setup and use. This chapter
describes the steps to get your computer up and running as quickly as possible. Read
this chapter first.
Turning Power On
Your computer is powered with either the rechargeable battery or AC power. See the
next chapter for more information on power sources. Before using the computer for
the first time:
1.
Plug the AC adapter cable into the AC adapter jack on the left side of the
computer.
2.
Plug the AC power cord into the AC adapter.
• Always use the AC adapter included with the computer. Using other AC
adapters may damage the computer.
• Always hold the AC power cord by its plug when removing it from the
wall outlet. Never pull on the cord.
• When using the computer for the first time, be sure to connect it to AC
power. If using the battery instead, you may not be able to complete the
Windows 98 setup if the battery does not have enough power.
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Plug the AC power cord into a wall outlet.
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To Wall Outlet
4.
Slide the display lock latch until the screen cover releases, and raise the cover.
5.
Tilt the cover to a comfortable viewing position.
6.
Press the power switch.
Power Switch
When you turn on the computer, the power indicator (
) turns green, the
computer goes through a self test to detect any problems, and Windows 98 starts.
When using the computer for the first time, a dialog box called the Windows 98
Setup Wizard appears to guide you through the Windows 98 setup. See the next
page.
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Setting up Windows 98
The first steps in the setup process are as follows:
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Entering your name
Registering your computer
Accepting license agreement
Completing configuration
To set up Windows 98, follow the instructions on the screen. See also the Windows
98 manual. It takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete the entire setup process.
Do not turn off the computer until completing Windows 98 setup. If you
turn off, you cannot set up Windows 98 later.
Properties Dialog Box in Windows
In the instructions in this manual, you will often see the expression “XXX Properties
dialog box.” A dialog box is a window containing text boxes, check boxes, buttons,
etc., with which you can send commands to Windows 98 or other application
programs. To open the properties dialog boxes, click the Start button, select Settings
- Control Panel and double-click the XXX icon. Some of the dialog boxes you will
use often are:
• Display
• Modems
• Mouse
• PC Card
• Power Management
• System
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Shutting Down the System
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To turn off the computer:
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2.
From the Start menu, select Shut Down.
Select Shut down and click OK. The computer turns off automatically.
Or you can turn off the computer with the power switch. Before turning off the
computer with the power switch, follow the steps below:
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From the Start menu, select Settings – Control Panel.
Double-click Power Management icon.
In Power Management properties dialog box, select Advanced tab.
Select Shutdown in When I press the power button on my computer.
Click OK.
If you have not saved a file, a dialog box will appear asking whether you
want to save it.
• Do not turn off or reset the computer while the hard disk, floppy disk or
CD-ROM drive indicator is lit. Doing so may damage or even wipe out
the data.
• To protect the screen, always close the screen cover while the computer
is off.
• Before turning it back on, wait at least 5 seconds after turning off the
computer. Turning the power off and on in rapid succession can
damage the computer’s electrical circuitry.
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CHAPTER 2
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Basic Operations
This chapter describes the basic operations of your computer.
Choosing Power Source
You can use the computer with one of the following power sources:
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AC power from a wall outlet
Use AC power whenever possible; rely on the battery only when AC power is not
available.
Rechargeable battery
There is an internal standard battery in the computer.You can use an optional
battery pack adding to the standard battery. See Chapter 3 for battery information.
About the Power Indicators
The following indicators show the power status of your computer.
Indicator
Battery Power
Light
On (green)
On (orange)
On (red)
On (green)
Blinking (green)
Meaning
Fully charged
Being charged
Almost discharged.
The warning beep sounds.
Almost completely discharged.
The warning beep sounds.
Operating
Standby
Off
Hibernation or powered off
Blinking (red)
Power
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For more information on Standby or Hibernation, see Chapter 3.
Using the AC Adapter
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When connected to a wall outlet, the AC adapter provides power for operation and
charges the battery. The AC input voltage can range from 100 to 240 volts so that
you can use the computer with the appropriate plug adapter.
The AC power cord included with the computer is appropriate for the
voltage used in the area in which you purchased your computer. If you
attempt to connect the computer to a wall outlet other than in this area,
check the voltage of the outlet and use an AC power cord appropriate for
the outlet. Consult local service staff if you are unsure.
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Resetting the System
You may need to reset the system after adding hardware or software so that your
computer will recognize the newly installed devices or software. When the message
appears after the installation, click OK, Yes, etc. to restart Windows 98.
You can also restart Windows 98 from the Start menu. Select Shut down; then,
Restart.
Warm Boot (Software Reset)
If the system is locked up because of a software problem, you can reset or reboot the
system by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys simultaneously. Press the Ctrl+Alt+Del
keys again to restart the computer.
Resetting may cause data loss. Use the software reset only if the normal
Windows 98 Shut Down does not work because of software malfunction.
Although resetting will not damage the system, you may lose the data you
are processing.
Power Switch
You can turn off the computer with the power switch if you encounter hardware or
software problems which lock up the system. In this case, press the switch for more
than four seconds.
Reset Switch
If you cannot turn off the computer by pressing the power switch, you can use the
reset switch on the rightside of your computer. To reset the system, insert a narrow
object into the small hole.
Reset Switch
Do not use metallic materials to push the reset switch. It may cause
malfunction.
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Using The Glide Pad
Your computer is equipped with an integrated pointing device called a glide pad.
Using the glide pad, you can move the pointer, select an item from a menu, and
perform other tasks in the same way you would with a mouse.
• Do not hit or scratch the surface of the glide pad with pointed objects
(such as a ballpoint pen).
• Do not operate the glide pad with a moist finger. This may cause the
glide pad to operate incorrectly.
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Using the Glide Pad
Take a moment to become familiar with how the glide pad works.
Place Your Fingertip
Place your left or right hand next to the glide pad, resting your wrist naturally in a
relaxed manner. Place your thumb or finger on the glide pad.
Move Your Fingertip
The rectangular pad of the glide pad acts like a miniature duplicate of the display.
As you slide your fingertip across the pad, the pointer on the screen moves in the
same direction across the screen. The glide pad is very sensitive, so you do not have
to exert much pressure on the pad. The glide pad will respond to a light touch from
your fingertip.
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Click, Double-click, and Right-click
To click or double-click, you can use the left button just like that of a mouse.
Instead of clicking the left button, you can also just tap gently anywhere on the
rectangular pad. For right-clicking, you can use the right button or tap the pad with
three fingers.
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Drag and Drop
You can move icons or windows by using “drag and drop” below:
1.
Position the pointer over the object.
2.
Press the left button; do not release it.
3.
Holding down the button, move the pointer. The object moves together with the
pointer.
4.
Release the button when the object reaches its destination.
Scroll
You can scroll through information in a list or in a document by using the glide pad.
To view information vertically, place your finger on the most right part of the glide
pad and slide your finger up and down. To view information horizontally, place your
finger on the bottom part of the glide pad and slide your finger left or right. This
procedure works in limited applications. See Windows help for more information.
Changing the Configuration
In the Mouse Properties dialog box, you can change the configuration of the glide
pad, such as swapping left and right buttons, changing the pointer size, etc.
• If you prefer to use a mouse and turn off the glide pad, you can disable
the glide pad in the Setup Utility. See also Chapter 4.
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Using The Keyboard
Your computer, equipped with the Windows Enhanced Keyboard, provides all the
functionality of a full-sized desktop keyboard.
Windows Logo Keys
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Opens the Windows Start menu.
Opens an application-specific short-cut menu equivalent to rightclicking.
System Function Keys
When pressed together with the Fn key, function keys set specific system
parameters. This combination is sometimes referred to as “hot keys”.
Switches the display output between the LCD screen and
external monitor (if connected). See the Display section in
Chapter 4 for details.
Decreases the LCD screen brightness.
Increases the LCD screen brightness.
Turns off the battery warning beep.
(You cannot turn off Windows 98 battery warning beep)
Turns the screen backlight on and off.
Puts the computer in System standby (to Standby or to
Hibernation, according to power management selection). See
also Chapter 3.
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Using Floppy Disks
You can use double-density (2DD) 720KB or high-density (2HD) 1.44MB floppy
disks with the provided floppy disk drive.
The provided floppy disk drive can be connected to your computer installed in the
floppy disk drive box, or can be installed into the expansion bay of your computer.
Using Floppy Disk Drive Box
Connecting Floppy Disk Drive Box
Your floppy disk drive is shipped from factory installed into the floppy disk drive
box.
Turn off the computer before connecting the floppy disk drive box;
otherwise the floppy disk drive unit may not be recognized.
• Do not place the floppy disk drive box on its side or upside down.
• Do not press on the floppy disk drive box. It may damage the drive or
cause malfunction.
• Do not place the AC adapter on the floppy disk drive box. It may cause
the drive to malfunction.
1.
Turn off the computer.
2.
Connect the connector of the floppy disk drive box to the floppy disk drive port
of your computer
3.
Turn on the computer. The floppy disk drive is recognized automatically.
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Removing Floppy Disk Drive Box
1.
Remove the floppy disk from the floppy disk drive.
2.
Turn off the computer.
3.
Disconnect the floppy disk drive box by simultaneously pressing the buttons on
each side of the connector and pulling it out.
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Installing Floppy Disk Drive Unit into Expansion Bay
Remove the floppy disk drive unit from the floppy disk drive box before installing
the unit into the expansion bay of your computer.
Removing Floppy Disk Drive Unit from Floppy Disk Drive Box
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the computer.
Remove the floppy disk drive box from the computer.
Turn over the box.
Slide the lever and pull out the floppy disk drive unit.
Lever
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Installing Floppy Disk Drive Unit into Expansion Bay
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the computer and disconnect the AC adapter and peripheral devices.
Close the LCD screen and turn over the computer.
Place your computer in a flat place.
Insert the floppy disk drive unit into the expansion bay with projection part
facing up.
Slide the lock.
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Lock
Projection
For more information, see the section of Expansion Bay of this chapter.
Installing Floppy Disk Drive Unit into Floppy Disk Drive Box
To use the floppy disk drive unit installed in the floppy disk drive box:
1. Turn over the floppy disk drive box.
2. Slide the lever and insert the floppy disk drive unit, with the projection part
facing up, into the box. Make sure the direction of the drive is correct.
Lever
Eject Button
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Handling Floppy Disks
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Do not open the shutter and touch the disk inside; otherwise, you will not be able
to read or write data to the disk.
Do not place floppy disks near magnets or heat source, in direct sunlight or in a
dusty place, etc.
Never subject a disk to sudden shocks or extreme vibration. Do not drop, bend, or
place heavy objects on a disk.
Do not spill liquid onto a disk.
Inserting and Removing a Floppy Disk
Inserting
Hold the floppy disk with the arrow facing up and towards the drive. Slide the disk
into the drive until it locks into place.
• Always insert a floppy disk straight into the floppy disk drive.
• When inserting the disk, make sure it is not upside down.
• Do not use excessive force when inserting the floppy disk. If you have
difficulty inserting or removing disks, seek the assistance of an
authorized service technician.
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Removing
Before removing the floppy disk, make sure the indicator of the floppy
disk drive unit is not lit.
Press the eject button firmly. The disk will pop out slightly. Remove it and store it
properly.
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Formatting a Floppy Disk
1.
Make sure the floppy disk is not write-protected, and insert it into the floppy
disk drive.
2.
Double-click My Computer on the desktop.
3.
Click 3 ½ Floppy [A:]. From the File menu, select Format.
4.
From the capacity drop-down list, select 1.44MB or 720KB.
5.
Click Start to start formatting.
When you format a floppy disk, all data previously stored on the disk is
lost.
Backing Up Data
We recommend that you regularly backup the data on your hard disk drive.
Windows 98 has a backup function you can use to back up your data. See Windows
98 Help for details.
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Using CD
Compact disc (CD) is a storage media with which you can read data, play music,
install and run programs, etc. Your computer is shipped from factory with the CDROM drive installed in the expansion bay of your computer.
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Handling CDs
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Do not write on either side of the disc, particularly the non-label side. Data is
read from the non-label side. Do not mark this surface.
Keep your discs away from direct sunlight, heat and excessive moisture.
Always hold the CDs by the edges. Fingerprints, dirt or water on the CDs can
cause noise or mistracking. If a CD is dirty or does not play properly, clean it with
a soft, dry cloth, wiping straight out from the center, along the radius.
Inserting a CD
You can operate the CD-ROM drive only when the computer is on.
1.
2.
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Make sure the CD-ROM drive indicator does not light on (it is supposed to
blink periodically).
Press the eject button to open the CD tray slightly.
3.
Gently pull out the tray.
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4.
5.
Place your CD, label side up, on the tray.
Slightly press the center of the CD until it clicks into place.
6.
Gently push the CD tray back into the computer.
• When inserting a CD, do not use force.
• Make sure the CD is correctly inserted into the tray, then close the tray.
• Do not leave the CD tray open. Also, avoid touching the lens in the
tray. If the lens becomes dirty, the CD-ROM may malfunction.
• Do not wipe the lens with materials with rough surface (such as paper
towels). Instead, use a cotton swab to gently wipe the lens.
FDA regulations require the following statement for all laser-based
devices:
“ Caution, Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous
radiation exposure.”
Removing a CD
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1.
Make sure the CD-ROM drive indicator does not light on.
2.
Press the eject button to open the CD tray slightly.
3.
Gently pull out the tray.
4.
Remove the CD from the tray.
5.
Gently push the CD tray back into the computer.
• When opening the CD tray, if the CD is still spinning, wait until it has
stopped, then remove it.
• Do not remove the CD if the CD-ROM indicator LED is still lit;
otherwise the computer may malfunction.
• Maximum output and wavelength of the laser: 4.3mW, 780nm
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CLASS 1LASER PRODUCT
LASER KLASSE 1
For uninstalling and reinstalling the CD-ROM drive, see the section of
Expansion Bay.
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Expansion Bay
You can install the following units into the expansion bay:
! CD-ROM drive
! Floppy disk drive
! Optional battery pack
! Expansion bay cover
2
Changing Units
• Be sure to turn off the computer before changing units, or the computer
may malfunction.
• Be careful of the direction of units.
1.
2.
3.
Turn off the computer and remove the AC adapter and all peripheral devices.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface.
Slide the lock; then slide the lever and remove the unit from the bay.
Lock
Lever
4.
Insert the other unit, with projection part facing up, and slide the lock.
Lock
Projection
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CHAPTER 3
Battery and Power Management
3
This chapter explains how to manage the computer’s power effectively and use the
standard battery or an optional battery pack.
Standard Battery Pack
When not connected to an external power source, your computer operates with the
rechargeable standard battery pack. The duration of the battery life may be longer if
the computer’s Power Management is active. See the next section for power
management.
To keep the battery life long:
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Initialize the battery pack if the actual remaining power in your battery is less than
what the battery indicator lights suggest as per the procedure on page 3-3.
Turn off your computer when you are not using it.
• The duration a battery charge will last will depend on the computer
usage. Applications which heavily use the peripherals will experience
shorter power duration.
• When the battery is not charged, your computer may not operate
properly. Connect the AC power to charge the battery.
• If you see an error message during booting, press F2 to open the Setup
Utility. Following the instructions in Chapter 8, adjust the Setup Utility
and restart the system.
• When using the computer for several hours with battery packs, enable
power management and set System standby. Refer to the Power
Management section in this chapter.
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Checking the Battery Level
You can check the battery level in the Power Management properties dialog box in
the Control Panel or double-clicking the battery or AC plug icon on the taskbar.
You can also check with the battery indicator on the front side of the computer.
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Battery Indicators
Press the button on the right of the battery indicator to show the battery power
remaining. Refer to the table below.
Battery Indicator Status
Capacity Remaining
All on
76% -100%
Three on
51% - 75%
Two on
26% - 50%
One on
1% - 25%
One blinking
Nearly 0%(Empty)
All off
0%(Empty)
This battery indicator turns on automatically while the battery is being charged
(when connected to AC power). When the battery is fully charged, the battery
indicator turns off.
The battery power remaining is an approximate figure. The remaining
operating time expected may be different from the actual remaining time,
depending on the use of the computer. If the actual remaining power in
your battery is less than what the battery indicator lights suggest, you
should initialize the battery pack as per the procedure on page 3-3.
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Low Battery Indication
When the battery power becomes significantly low, the battery power indicator ( )
turns red and the warning beep sounds. Save your data and turn off the computer, or
connect the computer to a wall outlet immediately. Otherwise, the computer will be
shutdown and the data may be lost. If you set Low Battery Alarm in Windows 98, the
computer will be turned off or enter System standby in case of significantly low
battery power. See Power Management section of this chapter.
The remaining operating time depends on the power you are consuming. If you are
using the audio system, PC card slot, hard disk, floppy disk or CD-ROM, your
computer may consume more battery life.
See also the section on power management in this chapter.
Charging the Battery Pack
1.
Connect the AC adapter to the computer. While the battery is being charged,
the battery power indicator is orange and the battery indicator turns on.
2.
When the battery is fully charged, the battery power indicator turns green and
the battery indicator turns off. Charging time may vary according to the status
of the computer.
When the battery is hot (for example, after long use), it may take longer
to fully charge the battery.
Initializing the Standard Battery Pack
You need to initialize the battery pack when the actual remaining power in your
battery is less than what the battery indicator lights suggest.
1.
Connect the computer to AC power and turn on the computer.
2.
When the message Press <F2> to enter Setup Utility appears, press F2 to open
the Setup Utility.
3.
Press Esc to open Exit menu.
4.
Select Battery Calibration and press Enter.
5.
Type Y and press Enter.
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6.
When initialization is completed, the computer will be shutdown automatically
and the battery indicator will turn to green. It will take about 9 or 10 hours.
• Do not disconnect the computer from wall outlet while initializing the
battery.
• You cannot initialize the standard battery pack with the optional
battery pack is installed. Remove the optional battery (if installed)
when you initialize the standard battery pack.
Installing and Uninstalling Standard Battery Pack
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Installing Standard Battery Pack
1.
2.
3.
4.
Shut down the computer and disconnect AC adapter and peripheral devices.
Close the LCD screen and turn over the computer
Insert the projected parts of the battery pack into the notched parts of the
computer.
Insert the battery pack until you hear the clicking sound.
Projected Parts
Uninstalling Standard Battery Pack
1.
2.
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Shut down the computer and disconnect AC adapter and peripheral devices.
Close the LCD screen and turn over the computer
3.
Slide the lever and push the latch of the standard battery.
latch
4.
lever
3
Remove the battery pack.
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Optional Battery Pack
You can use an optional battery pack to power your computer for longer periods of
time.
Use only the appropriate optional battery pack (CE-BL05), and attach it
correctly.
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Installing Optional Battery Pack
To use the optional battery pack, install it into the expansion bay.
Refer to Expansion Bay in chapter 2 to see how to install the optional battery pack.
Checking the Battery Level
You can check the battery level of the optional battery pack in the same way as the
standard battery pack. See page 3-2.
You can also check with the battery indicator of the optional battery pack.
The battery indicator status is same as that of the standard battery pack. See page
3-2.
Battery Indicator
Charging Optional Battery Pack
You can charge the optional battery pack by connecting AC power to the computer
with the optional battery installed.
The standard battery pack will be charged at first; then, the optional battery pack will
be charged.
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When the computer is turned off or in Hibernation, it will take about 6 hours to
charge both the standard and optional battery packs from empty to full. When the
computer is turned on, it will take about 8 hours. (The charging time depends on the
power you are consuming.)
Initializing Optional Battery Pack
• Do not disconnect the computer from wall outlet while initializing the
battery.
• You cannot initialize the optional battery pack with the standard
battery pack is installed. Remove the standard battery pack before
starting to initialize the optional battery pack.
1.
Connect the computer to AC power and turn on the computer.
2.
When the message Press <F2> to enter Setup Utility appears, press F2 to open
the Setup Utility.
3.
Press Esc to open Exit menu.
4.
Select Secondary Battery Calibration and press Enter.
5.
Type Y and press Enter.
6.
When initialization is completed, the computer will be shutdown automatically
and the battery indicator will turn to green. It will take about 9 or 10 hours.
Uninstalling Optional Battery Pack
To uninstall an optional battery pack, refer to Expansion Bay in chapter 2 .
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Power Management
Power management saves electricity and extends battery life by controlling power
supply to built-in devices. You can set the following power management properties
in Windows 98.
•
•
•
Stopping power supply to the hard disk
Stopping power supply to the display
Using System standby
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Note that the power management may not seem to function in the following
conditions:
• When you are using an application program that accesses the hard disk
periodically
• When the IR monitor is available (refer to Chapter 5)
• When Windows CD Auto Play is functioning
Stopping Power Supply to the Hard Disk
1.
2.
In the Power Management Properties dialog box, select Power Schemes tab.
Set Turn off hard disks to an appropriate value, and click OK.
Stopping Power Supply to the Display
This procedure is also effective for an attached external monitor complying
with power management.
1.
In the Power Management Properties dialog box, select Power Schemes tab.
2.
Set Turn off monitor to an appropriate value, and click OK.
Using System Standby
System standby is really useful if you want to restart your computer within much
shorter time than when you turn on the computer again after shutting it down. When
your computer enters System standby, the system restores the exact state and you can
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reopen the same windows after your computer resumes from System standby in a
very short time. There are two types of System standby; Standby and Hibernation. In
Windows 98, you can define which System standby the system enters in what
conditions.
•
•
Standby stores the current condition of the computer in RAM and stops power
supply to all but a few essential components. Your system enters and resumes
from Standby per the conditions mentioned below. In Standby, the Power
indicator blinks green.
Hibernation saves the current condition of the computer in an area of the hard
disk and turns off the computer. Your system enters and resumes from
Hibernation per the conditions mentioned below. In Hibernation, the Power
indicator turns off.
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You can select Standby or Hibernation in Windows 98. See Selecting System
Standby Mode below.
Selecting System Standby Mode
• If your battery becomes completely discharged during Standby, you
will lose unsaved data and will need to reboot your computer.
Therefore, if you are planning to leave your computer powered by
battery for long periods of time, we recommend Hibernation.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
From the Start menu, select Settings – Control Panel.
Double-click Power Management icon.
In the Power Management Properties dialog box, select Hibernate tab.
Check Enable hibernate support if you want to support Hibernation. Uncheck
if you want to support Standby.
Click Apply.
Click OK.
Entering System Standby
• Finish communications, printing, and playing music or video before
entering System standby.
• Do not operate the keyboard, glide pad or mouse while the system is
entering System standby.
• When the system enters Hibernation, you can see some flicker on the
display. This is not a malfunction.
• Save your data before your computer enters Standby. If the power supply to
the computer is stopped, the RAM contents will be lost.
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Your computer enters System standby in each of the following cases.
•
•
You select Stand by in the Shut Down Windows dialog box.
The specified time in System standby in Power Schemes tab of Power
Management Properties dialog box has passed without any operation.
In the above two, your computer enters Standby or Hibernation depending on your
selection in Selecting System Standby Mode of this chapter.
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•
The screen cover is closed.
The above functions if you perform the followings:
1. In the Power Management Properties dialog box, select Advanced tab.
2. Select Hibernate or Standby in When I close the lid of my portable computer:
3. Click Apply.
4. Click OK.
• You press the power switch.
The above functions if you perform the followings:
1. In the Power Management Properties dialog box, select Advanced tab.
2. Select Hibernate or Standby in When I press the power button on my
computer:
3. Click Apply.
4. Click OK.
•
You press Fn + F12.
The above functions if you perform the followings:
1. In the Power Management Properties dialog box, select Advanced tab.
2. Select Hibernate or Standby in When I press the sleep button on my computer:
3. Click Apply.
4. Click OK.
If you select Hibernation following the steps in Selecting System Standby
Mode, your computer enters Hibernation even if you select Standby in the
above three steps.
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•
The battery level is low.
The above functions if you set the alarm in Windows 98. See Battery Alarm in this
section.
Resuming from Standby
• Do not operate the keyboard, glide pad or mouse while the system is
resuming Standby.
Your computer resumes from Standby in each of the following cases:
•
•
•
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You press any key.
The screen cover is opened.
The built-in modem receives a call while a communication software is running
(the built-in modem may not be available in some countries).
Resuming from Hibernation
• Do not operate the keyboard, glide pad or mouse while the system is
resuming from Hibernation.
• If sufficient battery power does not remain, your computer will not resume
from Hibernation. To resume it, connect the computer to AC power.
• When the system resumes from Hibernation, you can see some flicker on the
display. This is not a malfunction.
Your computer resumes from Hibernation if you press the power switch.
Disabling Power Management
1.
In the Power Management Properties dialog box, select Power Schemes tab.
2.
Set System standby, Turn off monitor and Turn off hard disks to Never, and
click OK.
When you are using communication software or if sound or voice pauses
or skips while played back, disable power management.
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Battery Alarm
In Windows 98, the alarm will tell you when the battery drops to the specified level
by sounding an alarm or displaying a message, and let your computer go on System
standby or be shut down automatically.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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From the Start menu, select Settings – Control Panel.
Double-click Power Management icon.
Select Alarms tab.
Check the box of the preferable battery alarm state.
Set the battery level at which the alarm is activated and click Alarm Action…
In Low Battery Alarm Actions dialog box, Check the preferable notification
status in Notification.
Check When the alarm goes off, the computer will: if you want your computer
to go on some status, and specify the status.
Click OK twice.
CHAPTER 4
Peripherals
This chapter describes how to use peripheral devices with your computer. You can
connect a printer, external monitor, external keyboard, mouse, or other device to the
parallel, RS-232C serial, USB or keyboard/mouse ports. To ensure proper use, be
sure to read the instructions for each peripheral device before connecting it to your
computer.
Using Peripherals
You can use the peripheral devices shown on the next page. For the details, refer to
the section explaining each device, and contact your dealer.
• Be sure to turn off the computer and the peripheral device before
connecting them (except when connecting USB).
• Some devices have to be turned on after the computer is turned on.
• Some devices require that you install drivers before use.
Connecting Peripheral Device
1. Turn off the computer and the peripheral device (except when connecting USB
devices).
2. Connect the peripheral device to the computer. If the connector has screws,
tighten them.
3. Turn on the peripheral device; then, turn on the computer.
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Peripheral Connection Overview
Audio Equipment
Microphone
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USB Device
Printer
RS-232C Device
Keyboard/Mouse
External Monitor
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Printer
You can connect a printer to a parallel port of the rear side of your computer.
Before using a printer, read the printer manual.
Setting the Setup Utility
In the Advanced menu of the Setup Utility, set the LPT Port to Auto or Enabled.
Also set the LPT Mode, referring to your printer manual.
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Installing a Printer Driver
To use a printer, you need to install a printer driver.
1.
From the Start menu, select Settings - Printers.
2.
Double-click Add Printer. The Add Printer Wizard appears.
3.
Click Next.
4.
Select Local printer or Network printer according to your printer status.
5.
Select the manufacturer and the printer, and click Next. If you cannot find the
model name of your printer, you have to install the printer driver included with
your printer. See your printer manual for details.
6.
Select LPT1 and click Next.
7.
Make sure the printer name is correct, and click Next.
8.
Decide whether to print a test page, and click Finish. Before printing a test
page, make sure the printer is ready.
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Display
You can use an external monitor or LCD monitor with your computer. To display
images on both displays simultaneously, a resolution of no greater than 800 x 600 is
to be selected.
• Some monitors, which are not compatible with your computer, may not
display correctly.
• In this section, you often see the expression “Display Properties dialog
box.” To open the dialog box, double-click My Computer - Control
Panel - Display.
Displaying the Screen on an External Monitor
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You can display the screen on an external monitor.
In the Display Properties dialog box, select Settings; then, Advanced….
Select Monitor tab and click Change….
Click Next.
Select Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location, so you can select the
driver you want; then, click Next.
5. Select Show all hardware.
6. Select the manufacturer and the model, and click Next twice.
7. Close the dialog box, following the instructions on the screen.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Switching the Display
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
In the Display Properties dialog box, select Settings; then, Advanced ….
Select Display Device tab.
Select the device(s) in Display Device and click Apply.
If you see Warning Message dialog box, click OK.
If you see Warning Message dialog box, click OK within 15 seconds. Otherwise
the change is canceled.
• Although you can switch the display with Fn+F5, use the above
procedure in normal use.
• While playing video or animation, you may not be able to switch the
display.
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Changing Resolution and Number of Colors
When shipped, your computer is set to the default resolution and color. The default
resolution is 800 x 600 at 64k color. To change the resolution and the number of
colors, perform the following:
1.
In the Display Properties dialog box, select Settings.
2.
Select the number of the colors in the Colors, and select the resolution in
Screen area. Refer to the table below.
3.
Click OK twice.
Resolutions and Colors you can choose
Resolution
LCD
640 x 480
1024 x 768
256
64K
16M*
256
64K
16M*
Not available
1280 x 1024
1600 x 1200
Not available
Not available
800 x 600
Number of Colors
CRT
256
64K
16M
256
64K
16M
256
64K
256
256
Simultaneous
Display(LCD + CRT)
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256
64K
16M*
256
64K
16M*
Not available
Not available
Not available
*
The number of colors in this mode is made using a Dithering algorithm(on the
internal LCD only).
• You cannot switch to a display resolution and number of colors that are not
available.
• In the Color Palette, High Color (16 bit) means 65,536 (64K) colors, and
True Color (24 bit) means about 16,770,000 (16M) colors.
• If you select True Color (24 bit) in the Color Palette,
* The drawing speed of screen is decreased.
* The speed of displaying video or animation is decreased.
* You cannot use multiple monitors.
• Note that the above resolutions are ones that you can choose when you
connect a monitor with appropriate resolution.
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Keyboard / Mouse
You can use a full size desktop keyboard or external mouse with your computer.
Never connect or disconnect the devices to the keyboard/mouse port
when the computer is powered on(except for USB keyboard/mouse). This
may cause the computer to operate improperly.
Using a PS/2 Mouse
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You can connect the mouse to the keyboard/mouse port of the rear side of your
computer.
Before using a PS/2 mouse, set the Pointing Device to Auto or External PS/2Mouse
in the Advanced menu of the Setup Utility. If you want to disable the glide pad, set it
to External PS/2Mouse.
Using a Serial Mouse
You can connect the mouse to the RS-232C serial port of the rear side of your
computer.
Before using a serial mouse, set the COM1 port to Auto or Enabled in the Advanced
menu of the Setup Utility. If you want to disable the glide pad, set Pointing Device
to Disabled.
Using a USB mouse/keyboard
You can connect the USB mouse/keyboard to the USB port of the left side of your
computer.
Using a mouse and a keyboard simultaneously
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•
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Connect the PS/2 keyboard to the keyboard/mouse port, and connect the serial
mouse to the serial port after setting COM1 Port to Auto or Enabled in the
Advanced menu of the Setup utility.
Connect the serial keyboard to the serial port, and connect the PS/2 mouse to the
keyboard/mouse port after setting Pointing Device to Auto or External PS/2
Mouse and COM1 Port to Auto or Enabled in the Advanced menu of the Setup
utility.
Audio System
You can output sound to speakers or headphones using an audio cable.
Connecting audio equipment
Use the following audio cable for the connection:
To output the computer’s audio signal to audio equipment:
• You can adjust the volume in Windows 98 by clicking the speaker icon
in the taskbar or with the volume control dial on the right side of your
computer.
• You can connect headphones with the impedance of over 8 Ω.
Connecting Microphone
You can input sound using an external microphone connected to the microphone
jack.
• You can connect an electret condenser microphone with the
impedance of under 2k Ω and the allowable voltage of 5 V .
RS-232C Device
You can use RS-232C devices, such as a modem or a terminal adapter with your
computer. RS-232C port is available on the rear side of your computer. To use an
RS-232C device, set the item COM1 port to Auto or Enabled in the Advanced menu
of the Setup Utility. When you use a serial mouse, refer to Mouse/Keyboard section
of this chapter. See each manual before using the device.
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USB Device
USB port is available on the left side of your computer. You can connect/disconnect
USB peripherals without turning off the computer. See also the manuals of
peripheral devices supporting USB.
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CHAPTER 5
Communication Functions
This chapter explains how to use infrared communications and the built-in modem.
Infrared Communication
Using the IR (infrared) port located on the right side of your computer, you can
communicate wirelessly with infrared-equipped devices such as electronic
organizers, computers or printers. To establish infrared communication, follow the
instructions below. See the manual or online help of each application for details.
Positioning and Preparing the Computer and the Target Device
1.
Put your computer on a flat surface.
2.
Place the target device so that its IR port is in line with that of your computer.
3.
Adjust the distance between the IR ports to be less than 20 inches (50 cm).
When using a Sharp electronic organizer, make sure the two IR ports are
within 12 inches (30.5cm).
Setting for Infrared Communication
1.
In the Advanced menu of the Setup Utility, make sure the IR Mode is IrDA.
2.
Disable System standby in Window 98. Refer to Disabling Power Management
in Chapter 3.
3.
In the Infrared Monitor dialog box in the Control Panel, select Options and
enable infrared communication.
During infrared communication:
• Do not move the computer and the other IR device.
• Do not enter System standby.
• Do not use a cellular phone or another IR device near the computer.
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• Avoid strong light such as sunlight or fluorescent light.
• Disable the screen saver.
IR Mode
Your computer supports two available IR modes: IrDA (Infrared Data Association)
and ASK (Amplitude Shift Keying).
Logical Port
For some software, you may have to change the assignment of the logical port:
1. In the SHARP IR dialog box, select Ports.
2. Change the settings, and click OK.
3. When the message You have changed the infrared communication port
appears, click OK.
Turning off the IR communication
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For IrDA communication, your computer is continuously emitting infrared rays to
search for other IR devices. If necessary, you can temporally disable this emission.
1. From the Start menu, select Settings - Control Panel.
2. Double-click the SHARP IR icon.
3. Check Turn off infrared communication, and click OK.
Communicating with Windows 98 Personal Computer
To communicate with a personal computer installed with Windows 98:
1.
Right-click the file you want to send.
2.
Select Send To - Infrared Recipient.
The file you send will be saved in My Received Files in C: drive of the target
personal computer.
If you cannot send the file, confirm your computer and the target computer are
located correctly. Double-click My computer - Infrared Recipient, and check
whether the name of the target computer appears in Available infrared devices within
range. If not, relocate your computer and the target computer.
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Built-in Modem (may not be available in some countries)
You can use the built-in modem for data transfer and fax communication.
• The built-in modem on your computer is designed only for regular
analog telephone lines. The modem may be damaged when connected
to a digital ISDN terminal or a digital PBX.
• If an unusual device is attached to the line you are connecting to, the
modem may not function properly. Remove the device or contact the
dealer of the device.
• Before connecting to a PBX, consult the PBX maintenance staff or its
service company. If the electric characteristics of your PBX are
different from those of a regular analog line, the modem will not
function properly. If you connect the modem to a digital PBX, both the
modem and the PBX may be damaged.
Connecting the Modem to a Telephone Line
1.
Turn off your computer.
2.
Connect the end nearest the core on the included modem cable to the modem
jack.
Connect the other end of the cable to the telephone line.
3.
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Core
Modem Jack
4.
Turn on the computer.
Connect the modem to the telephone line directly. Do not use a
distributor or allotter.
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Disabling Power Management
To use communication software, you may have to disable System standby. See
Disabling Power Management in Chapter 3.
Setting Communication Information
1.
In the Modems Properties dialog box, select Dialing Properties.
2.
Set each item, following the instructions on the screen.
Setting Communications Software
1.
Within the communications software you are using, set the COM port of the
built-in modem to COM3 if you have not changed the settings in the Advanced
menu of the Setup Utility.
2.
Set parameters such as modem speed (baud rate) and line type (pulse dialing or
tone dialing).
• See also the manual or online help of the software you are using.
• Do not enter System standby while using communication software.
• The communication speed may vary depending on the traffic, local
telecommunications infrastructure, and ISP (Internet Service Provider)
infrastructure.
• Before commencing with fax communication, it is recommended that
you exit other application programs.
• You cannot use the built-in modem when the computer is in MS-DOS
mode.
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CHAPTER 6
Hardware Expansion
This chapter describes how to use PC cards and increase memory of your computer
PC Card
Your computer is equipped with a PC card (PCMCIA) slot, which can accommodate
one Type II, ZV-port compliant or CardBus compliant PC card. Before inserting a
PC card into your computer, refer to its manual.
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PC card does not work in MS-DOS mode.
Inserting PC Card
1.
2.
Make sure that PC card eject button does not pop out.
Insert the card into the slot with the label face up until it locks into place. (You
do not have to power down the computer to insert/remove PC cards when using
Windows 98).
Eject Button
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When a new card is correctly inserted, the appropriate driver is
automatically installed. If the driver is not installed correctly, you will
hear a warning beep. In this case, install the PC card driver by following
the instructions on the screen.
Ejecting PC Card
• Some PC cards may become hot after long use.
• Be sure to use the procedure below when ejecting a PC card.
Otherwise, the system may not work properly.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
In the PC Card Properties dialog box, click on the icon of the PC card you
want to eject.
Click Stop.
When the message prompts you to eject the card, click OK.
Gently push in the PC card eject button. The PC card will be pushed out
slightly.
Remove the card.
Eject Button
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Memory Module
You can expand the memory size by installing a memory module. For available
memory modules, ask your local dealer.
You can see the current memory size in the System Properties dialog box.
Installing a Memory Module
• Do not handle the memory module where static electricity is easily
generated such as on the carpet.
• Before installing the memory module, carefully discharge static
electricity from your body by touching an unpainted metal area.
• Avoid touching the integrated circuits on a memory module. Handle all
components by the edges.
• Keep the memory module in the anti-static wrapping until you are
ready to install it.
1.
2.
3.
Turn off the computer, and disconnect the AC adapter and peripheral devices.
Close the LCD screen and turn over the computer.
Untighten two screws of the hard disk slot cover and remove the cover.
Screws
Hard Disk Slot Cover
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4.
Slide the RAM board slot cover.
RAM Board Slot Cover
Hard Disk
5.
Remove the RAM board slot cover.
6.
Align the memory module as shown below, matching the notched part of the
memory module with the projected part of the memory socket on the computer.
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Projected Part
Notched part
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7.
Push the memory module into the slot firmly at an angle of about 20 degrees.
20º
8.
Gently push the memory module down until you hear a clicking sound.
Notched part
Projected Part
9.
Replace the RAM board slot cover. Make sure two ▼ marks face each other;
then, slide the cover to the left.
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10. Replace the hard disk slot cover and tighten two screws.
Screws
Hard Disk Slot Cover
11. Turn on the computer and check the memory size with the procedure in the
previous section.
Uninstalling the Memory Module
1.
2.
Follow steps 1-5 above.
Slightly bend the two latches outward until the memory module is released.
3.
Remove the memory module and follow steps 9-10 above.
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CHAPTER 7
Security Features
This chapter describes how to protect your computer against unauthorized use,
computer viruses and theft.
Passwords
Setting a password will help protect against unauthorized access to your computer.
When a password is set and the computer is turned on, resumes from Hibernation, or
enters the Setup utility, the system will require a password.
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If you enter a wrong password three times, the message System Disabled
appears. Press the power switch to turn off the computer, and after 5
second, turn it on again, and enter the correct password.
Supervisor Password and User Password
Two types of passwords limit the access at different levels. To set the user password,
you always have to set the supervisor password. When you set the two passwords, a
person who knows only the user password has the limitations below:
When setting items in the Setup Utility
The person who does not know the supervisor password cannot set:
Main Menu
Advanced Menu
•
•
•
•
Large Disk Access Mode
COM 1 Port
COM 2 Port(for IR)
IR Mode
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Security Menu
Exit Menu
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
LPT Port
LPT Mode
Floppy Disk Controller
Set Supervisor Password
Password On Boot
Diskette Access
Boot Sector Virus Protection
Get Default Values
Load Previous Values
When the system starts or resumes from Hibernation
If you have enabled Password on boot in the Security menu of the Setup Utility, the
system requires a password when you turn on the computer or the system resumes
from Hibernation .
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If you enter the user password, you cannot read/write a floppy disk when the item
Diskette access is defined as Supervisor in the Security menu of the Setup utility.
Setting/Changing the Password
If you lose your password, you will be unable to access the computer or
change the configuration. Make sure you select a password you will
never forget, and write it down and save it in a secure place. Otherwise,
you will have to contact your dealer for assistance.
1.
In the Security menu of the Setup Utility, select Set Supervisor Password or Set
User Password and press Enter.
2.
Type your current password, and press Enter. (If you set the password first
time, you need not perform this step).
3.
Type your (new) password (up to eight characters), and press Enter.
4.
Type the same password again, and press Enter.
5.
When the confirmation message appears, press Enter.
6.
Press Esc and select Save Changes & Exit.
7.
Press Enter twice. The system restarts and asks the password you have set.
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If you use the computer personally
We recommend that you set the supervisor password. You can prevent other people
from using your computer by enabling Password on boot in the Security menu of the
Setup Utility.
If you share the computer with others
We recommend that a person who administers the computer sets both supervisor and
user passwords and lets the other people know only the user password.
Deleting the Password
1.
In the Security menu of the Setup Utility, select the password item you want to
delete and press Enter.
2.
Type your current password, and press Enter.
3.
Without typing any characters, press Enter.
4.
Press Enter again.
5.
When the confirmation message appears, press Enter.
6.
Press Esc and select Save Changes & Exit.
7.
Press Enter twice. The system restarts.
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Preventing Infection of Computer Viruses
You can protect against some viruses by limiting writing to boot sector of your
computer. To limit writing to boot sector, set the item Boot Sector Virus Protection
to Enabled in the Security menu of the Setup Utility.
• You cannot prevent infection of all types of viruses with the above
operation.
• Even if a warning message appears, the system may not be infected in
some cases.
Security Slot
You can prevent theft by using a security cable and the security slot on the left side
of your computer.
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CHAPTER 8
Setup Utility
This chapter describes how to run the Setup Utility to change settings on your
computer.
Running the Setup Utility
With the Setup Utility, you can customize the system configuration information, such
as time and date, port assignments, passwords, or power management settings. The
information you have specified is saved in a special area called CMOS RAM, which
the system reads every time you turn on the computer.
Contents of the Setup Utility
The Setup Utility consists of five menu pages, as follows:
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Main:
Basic system configuration
Advanced: Device interface configuration (I/O ports, etc.)
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Security: Password settings
Power:
Power management (battery saving settings)
Exit:
Exit the Setup Utility or return to the default values
Entering and Exiting the Setup Utility
1. Turn on the computer.
2. When Press <F2> to enter SETUP appears, press F2.
3. Change the desired settings.
4. Press Esc to select the Exit menu.
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5. Select one of the exit methods, and press Enter.
6. When Setup Confirmation dialog box appears, press Enter again. The system
restarts.
• Power management does not work when the Setup utility is open. Do
not close the cover.
• To turn off the computer when the Setup Utility is open, press the
power switch.
Using the Setup Utility
To navigate through the different menus, you can use the following keys:
Moves the cursor from one menu to another.
Moves the cursor from one item to another in a menu.
Space bar
Increases the numeric value or changes an item to the next
value.
Decreases the numeric value or changes an item to the
previous value.
Enters the Exit menu. When a sub-menu is open, this key
closes the sub-menu.
Replaces the settings on the current menu with their default
values (date and time are not changed).
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Saves the settings you have changed and exits the Setup
Utility.
Displays online help for the Setup Utility.
Displays sub-menu. Items with marks contain sub-menus.
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Main menu
System Time Defines the system time, using the format hour:minute:second (24hour format). The Tab key moves the cursor, and the space bar and the "-" key
change numerals.
System Date Defines the system date. The Tab key moves the cursor, and the space
bar and the "-" key change numerals.
Primary Master Specifies the capacity of the hard disk. Leave it as a default during
normal use.
Primary Slave Specifies whether CD-ROM drive is installed in your computer.
None means CD-ROM drive is not installed.
Large Disk Access Mode Selects the operating system. Set to DOS during normal
use. If you use another operating system such as UNIX, select Other.
Boot Device Priority Specifies the sequence in which the boot program looks for
operating system files.
System Memory shows the size of conventional memory for starting MS-DOS.
Extended Memory Shows the size of extended memory with 1MB or larger.
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Advanced menu
COM1 Port Sets the RS-232C serial port, selecting the base I/O address and IRQ.
Enabled means that you can select the item by yourself. Auto means that the item is
automatically assigned. Disabled means that you cannot use the port.
COM2 Port(for IR) Sets the infrared port, selecting the mode, the base I/O address
and the DMA channel. Enabled means that you can select the items by yourself.
Auto means that all the items except the mode are automatically assigned. Disabled
means that you cannot use the port. Set to Auto during normal use.
IR Mode Specifies the IR mode: IrDA or ASK. Set to IrDA during normal use.
LPT Port Sets the printer port, selecting the mode and the base I/O address.
Enabled means that you can select the items yourself. Auto means that the base I/O
address is automatically assigned. Disabled means that you cannot use the port.
LPT Mode Specifies the LPT port mode: Standard, Bi-directional, ECP (Extended
Capabilities Port mode) or EPP(Enhanced Parallel Port mode).
Floppy Disk Controller Defines whether to use the floppy disk drive. To use it, set
this item to Enabled.
Pointing Device Enables or disables the glide pad. External PS/2 Mouse means
disabling the glide pad if a PS/2 mouse is connected. Auto means enabling both the
glide pad and a PS/2 mouse if the PS/2 mouse is connected when your computer is
turned on. Disabled means disabling both the glide pad and an PS/2 mouse.
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Internal Keyboard Numlock Defines whether you can input numerals through keys
with blue legends on the built-in keyboard when you connect an external keyboard
and lock its numeral keys.
Resolution Expanded Defines whether the screen is expanded when the resolution
is 640x480. Enabled means that the screen is expanded.
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Security menu
• See the previous chapter about setting passwords.
• In some password settings, you cannot select some items.
Supervisor Password Is Shows the status of the supervisor password. Set means the
supervisor password has already been set. Clear means it has not been set yet.
User Password Is Shows the status of the user password. Set means the user
password has already been set. Clear means it has not been set yet.
Set Supervisor Password Defines the supervisor password (up to eight characters).
Set User Password Defines the user password (up to eight characters). You cannot
set the user password unless you have set the supervisor password.
If you lose your password, you will be unable to access the computer or
change the configuration. Make sure to select a password you will never
forget, or write it down and protect it in a secure place. Otherwise, you
will have to contact your dealer for assistance.
Password on boot Defines whether the system requires passwords during the boot
process. Enabled means that you need to input a password to continue.
Diskette access Specifies who can access the floppy disk drive. Supervisor means
you need to input the supervisor password to read/write a floppy disk. User means
you can input either the supervisor or the user password.
Boot Sector Virus Protection Defines whether the boot sector of the hard disk is
write-protected. When formatting the hard disk or when reinstalling software, set it
to Disabled.
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Power menu
• All items you set except for Battery Low Warning Beep do not work in
Windows 98.
• See Chapter 3 about power management and the battery.
Power Management Defines the level of the power management in Hard disk
Power Down After, Video Power Down After, and Auto Suspend After. Customized
means you can define each item individually. Max. Power Savings means setting the
power management performance to the maximum level. Max. Performance means
setting the power management to the minimum level. Disabled means to disable the
power management.
Hard Disk Power Down After Defines the duration of non-access to the hard disk
after which the power supply for the hard disk stops automatically.
Video Power Down After Defines the duration of non-access to the screen after
which the power supply for the screen stops automatically.
Suspend Data To Defines which mode the system enters when the system is in
System standby.
Auto Suspend After Defines whether the system enters System standby when you
do not operate the computer for the specified length of time.
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Cover Close To Specifies the mode the system enters when the screen cover is
closed.
Power Button Mode Defines the function of the power switch. If you select Power
On/Off , the switch works only to turn on/off the computer. If you select
Suspend/Resume, the system enters the mode that is specified in the item Suspend
Data to when you press the power switch.
Battery Low Warning Beep Defines whether the system alarms when the battery
level is low.
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Exit menu
Save Changes & Exit Saves the settings you have changed and exits the Setup
Utility.
Exit Without Saving Changes Exits the Setup Utility without saving the settings
you have changed.
Get Default Values Returns the values of all items to default. To exit, select one of
the above items.
Load Previous Values Returns the values of all items to the values you last saved.
Save Changes Saves the settings you have changed.
Battery Calibration Initializes the standard battery pack.
Secondary Battery Calibration Initializes the optional battery pack.
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Appendixes
The appendixes contain additional information on the use and care of your computer.
Maintenance and Care
This appendix provides you with information on how to maintain the computer in
excellent working condition.
Cleaning the Computer
Cabinet
Apply a small amount of mild cleaning solution to a dry, lint-free cloth and wipe the
cabinet with the cloth.
• Do not use alcohol, benzene, thinner or other strong chemical agents
that may damage the cabinet.
• Never clean the computer while it is powered on.
Ventilation Openings
Wipe the ventilation openings with a soft, dry cloth. Dust on the ventilation openings
may cause overheating of the computer.
Screen
The surface of the screen may become smeared and accumulate dust during use.
Avoid touching the screen with your fingers when using the system. Gently wipe the
surface of the screen with a soft cloth that has been dipped in a mild detergent
solution and squeezed dry.
IR Port
Dust on the IR port will interfere with data transfer. Wipe the port clean with a soft,
dry cloth.
Glide Pad
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Wipe the glide pad with a soft, dry cloth.
Traveling with the Computer
This computer is designed for portability. For safety and convenience when
traveling, please follow these guidelines.
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Before traveling, back up your data on floppy disks or other external media.
Bring an extra copy of your backup data.
Do not travel with a floppy disk or CD-ROM inserted in the drive.
Do not travel with the computer powered on. This may result in loss of data
and/or damage to the hard disk drive.
Disconnect any peripheral devices and the AC adapter from the computer.
Fully charge the standard battery pack and bring the AC adapter and the AC
power cord.
Avoid sudden shocks or extreme vibration.
Specifications
Parts
CPU
Specifications
Mobile Pentium II Processor (frequency differs by
configuration)
256KB(Integrated with CPU)
Including system BIOS and VGA BIOS
SDRAM 64MB (expandable to 192MB)
2MB
Active Matrix (TFT) color LCD
Trident Cyber
IBM compatible keyboard
Glide pad (touch-sensitive control pad with 2 buttons )
IDE interface
available
3.5", 1.44MB/720KB
Type II × 1 (PCMCIA 2.1 compliant) CardBus/ZV port
compliant
Monaural microphone, monaural speaker, sound system compliant
with Sound Blaster Pro
Audio output jack, external microphone jack
External monitor port
Parallel port, RS-232C serial port, keyboard/mouse port , USB
port, external floppy disk drive port, modem jack
IR port (IrDA:115Kbps/4Mbps, SHARP ASK:9600bps)
Data: 56Kbps(receive), 33.6Kbps(send), Fax: 14.4Kbps,
Secondary cache
ROM
RAM
System
Video
Display
Panel
Video controller
Keyboard
Pointing device
Drive
Hard disk
CD-ROM
Floppy disk
PC card slot
Audio system
I/O ports
Audio
Video
Others
Infrared
Modem (may not be available in some
countries)
Power
AC adapter
Battery
Battery life
Dimensions
Operating
environment
Battery charging time
(standard battery
pack only)
Battery charging time
(standard and
optional battery
pack)
Computer
Temperature
Humidity
100-240V, 50-60 Hz
Rechargeable lithium ion battery
Approximately 2 hour (standard battery only)
Approximately 4 hours (when optional battery installed)
*battery life may vary depending on usage
Turned off/in Hibernation: about 3 hours
Turned on: about 4 hours
*charging time may vary depending on usage
Turned off/in Hibernation: about 6 hours
Turned on: about 8 hours
*charging time may vary depending on usage
270mm x 224mm x 29.2mm(min.)/33.7mm(max.)
50°F to 95°F (10°C to 35°C)
20% to 80% (non-condensation)
Options
Optional Battery Pack
CE-BL05(may not be available in some countries)
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Troubleshooting
This chapter describes how to troubleshoot computer problems.
Common Problems
Problems with your computer can be caused by something as minor as an unplugged
power cord or as major as a damaged hard disk drive. The information in this
troubleshooting section is designed to help you find and solve minor problems. If
you still have a problem after trying all the suggested remedies in this chapter,
contact your dealer.
The problems that you might encounter can be divided into two basic categories:
hardware and software. Hardware problems can be further divided into being of an
electrical or a mechanical nature. You will know you have a hardware problem if, for
example, the screen is blank, or the computer cannot recognize the disk drives.
Software problems can occur at several levels. Both your operating system and your
software application programs are capable of generating errors and error messages.
If you encounter a software error, try to determine if the error message is from your
operating system or from an application program, and refer to the appropriate
manual for possible remedies.
Successful troubleshooting is the result of careful observation, deductive reasoning,
and an organized approach to solving the problem. If you encounter a problem,
begin by performing a careful visual inspection. Check the exterior of the computer
first. If no lights are displayed, check the battery charge or power outlet, the plug and
power cord, and any power switches that may affect your computer. If the computer
has been connected to any peripheral devices, look for loose or disconnected cables.
You may also need to check the fuses and breakers in your electric box. A few
common problems and suggested solutions are presented in the examples which
follow.
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Troubleshooting
You can also refer to the Windows 98 manual or Windows Help program to solve
the problem. To access the Help program, select Help from the Start menu. It also
gives you Troubleshooting tips and an Index.
Trouble when Starting
Question: Why doesn't the power switch function?
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Make sure the AC power cable is correctly connected to a live wall outlet.
If the computer is operating with batteries, batteries may be discharged. Connect
the computer to a wall outlet.
Question: Why doesn't Windows start?
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Check whether the floppy disk drive contains a non-system disk. Remove the
floppy disk from the drive, and press any key.
If you are attempting to boot from the floppy disk drive, check to make sure the
disk is fully inserted and seated into the drive.
If you attempt to boot from the floppy disk drive, check whether the Diskette
Drive is set to the first in Boot Device Priority in the Main menu of the Setup
Utility.
Question: Why do I get a non-system disk or disk error message?
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You may have inserted a non-bootable disk in the floppy disk drive (either a
defective disk or one without an installed operating system). Remove the disk.
If this message is issued when you attempt to boot from your hard disk drive,
insert a bootable disk into the floppy disk drive and check the status of your hard
disk drive.
Check whether the items Primary Master is correctly set in the Main menu of the
Setup Utility.
Troubleshooting
Question: Why do I get the message Operating system not found?
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If you get this message when starting from the hard disk, insert the boot up disk
into the floppy disk drive; then check the condition of the hard disk.
Trouble with Display
See also the Display section in Chapter 4.
Question: Why is the screen blank?
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Press any key to see if any power management feature has turned off the screen
to save power.
See the power indicator to check whether the computer is powered.
If you are using a standard battery pack, make sure it has a charge remaining. If
you are using an optional battery pack, make sure it is installed correctly and has
a charge remaining.
Make sure the LCD screen is selected as the display by pressing Fn+F5.
Check the brightness controls for your display by pressing Fn+F7.
Check whether the back light is on by pressing Fn+F11.
If you still have the problem after trying the above, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete,
and follow the instructions on the screen.
If you still have the problem after trying the above, press the power switch for
more than four seconds to turn off the system. Five seconds later, turn the
computer on.
If you cannot power off the system with above procedures, insert a fine rod into
the reset switch on the right side of the computer (refer to page 2-3). Wait five
seconds and turn the computer back on.
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Confirm the monitor is turned on.
Confirm the monitor is connected correctly.
Make sure an external monitor is selected as the display by pressing Fn+F5.
Question: Why is the image on an external monitor display distorted?
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Confirm the monitor is connected correctly.
Make sure the CRT is not near any electric devices having strong magnetic fields
such as a TV set or radio.
Do not share an outlet with a TV set or radio.
Make sure the value of the Screen area in the Display Properties is lower than the
resolution of the CRT monitor.
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Troubleshooting
Question: Why does the external monitor display nothing?
Trouble with Keyboard/Glide Pad
Question: Why doesn't the keyboard or the glide pad function?
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Perform a software reset by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
If you cannot perform a software reset, press the power switch for more than four
seconds to turn off the system. Five seconds later, turn the computer on.
If you cannot power off the system with above procedures, insert a fine rod into
the reset switch on the right side of the computer (refer to page 2-3). Wait five
seconds and turn the computer back on.
Question: Why doesn't the glide pad function correctly?
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Confirm the item Pointing Device in the Advanced menu of the Setup Utility is set
to Auto.
Confirm the surface of the glide pad is completely dry and free from dirt and
grease.
Trouble with Floppy Disks
Question: Why can't I use a floppy disk?
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Confirm the floppy disk is inserted correctly.
Confirm the drive or the file name is correct.
The floppy disk may not be formatted or could be corrupted.
If you cannot write to a floppy disk, the disk may be write-protected. Eject the
disk and ensure that the write-protect tab covers the detection hole.
If you cannot write to a floppy disk, the disk may be full. Use another disk.
Check whether the supervisor has set a password prohibiting access to the floppy
disk drive in the Security menu of the Setup Utility.
If you cannot format an unformatted floppy disk, restart the computer in MSDOS mode; then, type the following command:
FORMAT A:/F:1.44(for 2HD disk)
FORMAT A:/F:720 (for 2DD disk)
Trouble with Compact Discs
Question: Why can’t I read data from a compact disc?
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Confirm the CD is inserted correctly.
Confirm the drive name and the file name are correct.
Confirm the CD is not stained or scratched.
Confirm the CD or files are supported.
Wait for more than 10 seconds after inserting the CD. It takes some seconds for
the CD-ROM drive to recognize the CD.
Question: Why can’t I play files from a compact disc?
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Confirm the CD or files are supported.
Question: Why doesn’t the CD-ROM drive open?
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Confirm the computer is turned on.
After turning off the computer, insert a fine rod such as the end of a paper clip
into the CD tray eject hole on the right side of your computer. For the location of
the hole, see the section Overview of the Computer.
Question: If the message requiring Windows 98 CD-ROM appears?
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Type C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS in Copy files from: dialog box.
Trouble with Hard Disk
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Troubleshooting
Question: Why can't I read or write data to/from the hard disk?
Confirm the drive and file names are correct.
Confirm the hard disk has sufficient free space.
The hard disk in your computer is formatted with FAT32. You cannot read or
write data formatted in other operating systems, which are not FAT 32
compatible. Applications that are not compliant with FAT32 may not work
properly.
If you cannot re-install Windows 98 correctly, check whether the item Boot
Sector Virus Protection in the Security menu of the Setup Utility is set to
Disabled.
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Trouble with Peripherals
Question: Why don't expansion or peripheral devices function?
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Confirm they are correctly connected to your computer.
Confirm drivers necessary for operating ports on the devices are installed.
There may not be a free IRQ (Interrupt). Free up an IRQ from a built-in device.
Question: Why can't I print?
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Make sure the printer is turned on.
Check whether the printer is connected correctly.
If you use the network printer, check the status of your network.
Check whether the printer has enough paper.
Check whether the printer driver is installed.
Make sure LPT Port in the Advanced menu of the Setup Utility is set correctly.
From the Start menu, select Settings - Printers to confirm your printer is installed
here. If not, click Add Printer to install your printer.
See also the Windows Help.
Question: Why doesn't the device connected to the RS-232C serial port
function?
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Troubleshooting
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Confirm the device is correctly connected to the computer with an appropriate
cable.
Confirm the application program is compliant with the RS-232C standard
interface.
Confirm the COM1 port is not disabled using the following procedure.
1. In the System Properties dialog box, select Device Manager.
2. Double-click Ports(COM&LPT); then, Communications Port (COM1).
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3. Make sure the item Disable in this hardware profile is unchecked.
Confirm the COM 1 port is not used by another applications.
Confirm the item COM1 Port is set appropriately in the Advanced menu of the
Setup Utility.
A serial mouse which has no plug & play function does not work after the
computer resumes from Standby.
Question: Why can't I use the USB port?
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Confirm the USB device is enabled in Windows 98 using the following
procedure.
1.
In the System Properties dialog box, select Device Manager.
2.
Double-click Universal Serial Bus controllers.
3.
Make sure the item is not disabled.
Question: Why doesn’t the wheel of my mouse work ?
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Confirm the item Pointing Device in the Advanced menu of the Setup Utility is set
to External PS/2 Mouse.
Trouble with Communication
Question: Why can't I communicate through the built-in IR port?
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Confirm the IR port of your computer is lined up with the IR port of the other
device. These ports should be no more than 20 inches (50 cm) apart without any
obstacles.
Confirm that IR communication is not turned off in the Sharp IR dialog box.
Confirm the item IR Mode is set to IrDA in the Advanced menu of the Setup
Utility.
Confirm System standby is set to Never in the Power Schemes tab of the Power
Management Properties dialog box.
If you still have the problem after performing the above, set Turn off hard disks to
Never in the Power Schemes tab of the Power Management Properties dialog box
If communicating with Sharp organizer, confirm it’s battery power is full and the
settings for communication is correct.
Do not use the IR port under intense fluorescent light or near cellular phones.
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Troubleshooting
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Question: Why can't I communicate through the built-in modem?
(The built-in modem may not be available in some countries)
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Confirm the telephone line is properly connected to the modem jack.
Confirm the dial settings of Windows 98 or communication software are matched
with the telephone line.
Confirm the network configuration is appropriate.
Confirm the user name or password is correct.
Confirm the COM port in the communication software is set appropriately.
Confirm System standby is set to Never in the Power Schemes tab of the Power
Management Properties dialog box.
If the modem is connected to a PBX, it may not work properly. Connect it directly
to the telephone line.
Other Troubles
Question: Why is the battery discharged so quickly?
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Initialize the battery pack.
Question: Why is the date and/or time incorrect?
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Correct the date and time using the Date/Time icon in the Windows Control Panel
or the Main menu of the Setup Utility.
Question: Why can't I produce sound?
Troubleshooting
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Check the volume control on the right side of your computer.
Click the speaker symbol on the taskbar and check the Windows volume control.
Question: Why can't I use a hardware device?
Make sure the hardware device is not crossed out with an X mark using the
following procedure.
1. In the System Properties dialog box, select Device Manager.
2. Select the device you cannot use.
3. Click Properties, and uncheck Disable in this hardware profile.
Troubleshooting
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Index
A
AC adapter, 2-2
audio, 4-7
B
backing up data, 2-11
battery pack
charging, 3-3;3-6
checking the battery level, 3-2; 3-6
initializing, 3-3; 3-7
installing, 3-4;3-6
low battery indication, 3-3
optional battery pack, 3-6
standard battery pack, 3-1
uninstalling, 3-4;3-7
removing, 2-11
floppy disk unit
installing into expantion bay, 2-8
installing into floppy disk drive box, 2-9
removing from floppy disk drive box, 2-8
floppy disk drive box
connecting to computer, 2-7
removing, 2-8
G
glide pad, 2-4
changing the configuration, 2-5
using, 2-4
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C
CD(compact disc), 2-12
handling, 2-12
inserting, 2-12
removing, 2-14
computer viruses, 7-4
D
display
external monitor, 4-4
resolution and number of colors, 4-5
switching, 4-4
Hibernation, 3-9
selecting, 3-9
entering, 3-9
resuming from 3-11
I
indicator
battery power, 2-1
power, 2-1
infrared communication, 5-1
communicating in Windows 98, 5-2
positioning and preparing, 5-1
setting, 5-1
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K
expantion bay, 2-15
F
floppy disk
formatting, 2-11
handling, 2-10
inserting, 2-10
keyboard, 2-6
system function keys, 2-6
L
logical port, 5-2
Index 1
M
microphone, 4-7
memory module, 6-3
installing, 6-3
uninstalling, 6-6
modem, 5-3
O
optional battery pack, 3-6
P
password
changing, 7-2
deleting, 7-3
setting, 7-2
PC card
ejecting, 6-2
inserting, 6-1
power indicators, 2-1
power management, 3-8
disabling, 3-11
stopping power supply to the display, 3-8
stopping power supply to the hard disk,
3-8
power source, 2-1
power switch, X;1-2;2-3
properties dialog box, 1-3
R
reset switch, 2-3
resetting, 2-3
RS-232C device, 4-7
Index 2
S
security slot, 7-4
setting up Windows 98, 1-3
Setup Utility
Advanced menu, 8-4
entering and exiting, 8-1
Exit menu, 8-7
Main menu, 8-3
Power menu, 8-6
running, 8-1
Security menu, 8-5
using, 8-2
shutting down the system, 1-4
supervisor password, 7-1
Standby, 3-9
entering, 3-9
resuming from, 3-11
System standby, 3-8
entering, 3-9
selecting, 3-9
T
turning power on, 1-1
U
USB device, 4-8
user password, 7-1
W
Warm Boot, 2-3
Windows Logo Keys, 2-6
Re-installation Instructions
Preparation for Re-installation
You can format the hard disk and re-install the preinstalled software with the
recovery CD-ROM, and set the status of your computer to the same configuration as
shipped from the factory. Necessary for re-installation are the following:
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Product Recovery CD-ROMs
Floppy disks or other external media for data backup
Getting Started Microsoft Windows 98 manual
• It will take about 30 minutes to complete the re-installation.
• It takes about five seconds for the system to recognize a CD-ROM. If
you operate too quickly, an error message may appear. In this case,
return to the first step and repeat the installation.
• Use the Product Recovery CD-ROM only for your computer.
• Unless otherwise specified, the instructions in this booklet assume
that you are installing Windows 98 into the C:\WINDOWS directory.
In the re-installation procedures, use only AC power. If you use the
battery and the battery power becomes low, you cannot continue the reinstallation.
Backing up the data
Before formatting the hard disk, you should back up your data. For details on how
to back up your data, see the Windows Online Help.
Although the pointer may be shown on the screen, never touch the
keyboard or the glide pad during recovery except when the message
prompts you to.
Formatting the hard disk and reinstalling Windows 98 and other programs
1. If any peripheral is connected to your computer, disconnect them. See Chapter
4 of the Operation Manual.
2. Turn on the computer.
3. When the message Press <F2> to enter Setup appears, press F2. The Setup
Utility opens.
4. Insert the Product Recovery CD-ROM disk 1 into the CD-ROM drive.
5. In the Exit menu, select Get Default Values; then, press Enter twice.
6. Set the items in each menu as follows:
Main
Boot Device Priority:
Security
Boot Sector Virus Protection:
Power
Power Management
Set 1 to CD-ROM Drive
Disabled
Disabled
7. Press Esc; then, Enter twice. The system restarts.
8. Read the message and press Enter.
9. Follow the instruction on the screen. . If you see the message “Please insert the
“Product Recovery CD-ROM disk 2” into the CD-ROM drive”, remove disk 1
and insert disk 2; then, press Enter.
10. After the hard disk is recovered, remove the Product Recovery CD-ROM disk
2 and press any key. The system restarts.
11. Set up Windows 98, following the instructions on the screen. After the setup is
completed, select Shut Down…. from the Start menu.
12. In the Shut Down Windows dialog box, select Restart; then, Yes. The system
restarts.
13. When the message Press <F2> to enter Setup appears, press F2. The Setup
Utility opens.
14. In the Exit menu, select Get Default Values; then, press Enter twice.
15. Make sure Save Changes & Exit is highlighted; then press Enter twice. The
system restarts, and recovery is completed.
Your computer and its accessories come securely packaged in a cardboard shipping carton. As you unpack your computer,
please be sure to check for all of the following items which should be included:
• Notebook Computer
• AC Adapter
• AC Power Cord
• Floppy Disk Drive Unit(in Floppy Disk Drive Box)
• Extension Bay Cover
• Modem Cable(may not be available in some countries)
• Windows 98 Pack
• Operation Manual
∗ Carefully inspect each component to make sure nothing is missing or damaged. If any of these items is missing or damaged,
notify your dealer immediately. Be sure to save the shipping materials and carton in case you need to ship or store the
computer in the future.
∗ Some brochures or supplements may be contained other than the above.
Your computer and its accessories come securely packaged in a cardboard shipping carton. As you unpack your computer,
please be sure to check for all of the following items which should be included:
• Notebook Computer
• AC Adapter
• AC Power Cord
• Floppy Disk Drive Unit(in Floppy Disk Drive Box)
• Extension Bay Cover
• Modem Cable(may not be available in some countries)
• Windows 98 Pack
• Operation Manual
∗ Carefully inspect each component to make sure nothing is missing or damaged. If any of these items is missing or damaged,
notify your dealer immediately. Be sure to save the shipping materials and carton in case you need to ship or store the
computer in the future.
∗ Some brochures or supplements may be contained other than the above.