CompuLab MintBox 2 Owner`s manual

MintBox 2
Owner’s Manual
MintBox 2 Owner’s Manual
December-2013
Introduction
Package contents
Hardware specifications
MintBox 2 features
Quick start guide
Connecting MintBox 2
Booting Linux
Maintenance
Opening service door
Service bay
BIOS Setup Utility
Warranty and RMA
Warranty
RMA
Tips for saving power
General
In Operating System
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Introduction
Package contents
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MintBox 2 computer
12V DC power supply
AC cord. Standard North-American plug *
HDMI to DVI adapter
3.5mm to RCA cable for S/PDIF
2 WiFi antennas (in some models)
To use MintBox 2, you will need:
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A display with DVI, HDMI or DisplayPort input + DVI, HDMI or DisplayPort cable
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USB keyboard and mouse
Hardware specifications
CPU
Chipset
RAM
Storage
Display
Audio
Wireless
LAN
USB
Serial
Power
Operating temperature
Intel Core CPU 827E / 847E / i3-2340UE / i7-3517UE
Intel 6 /7 Series System Controller Hub
2x DDR3 1333 SO-DIMM sockets (up to 16 GB)
Internal bay for 2.5” (9.5mm thick) SATA 3 HDD
HDMI / DVI + DisplayPort in dual head configuration
S/PDIF in/out 7.1 channels
Stereo line-out and stereo line-in
802.11b/g/n 2 antennas
BT 3.0
2x 1000BaseT RJ45
2x USB 3.0 5 Gbps
2x USB 2.0 480 Mbps
4x USB 2.0 in front *
RS232 full UART (mini connector, cable sold separately)
12V DC
0 – 500C
* Local resellers may supply MintBox 2 with other AC cord types.
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MintBox 2 features
Front panel
The features of the front panel of MintBox 2 depend on specific FACE Module used and are documented
separately.
Power
MintBox 2 has a tactile power push-button. It is used for turning on/off the PC and for standby/resume
when supported by the operating system.
A push of at least 5 seconds will always turn off the MintBox 2.
Display
MintBox 2 has dual display interface with support for dual head.
1. Standard HDMI with audio support
2. DisplayPort
To connect MintBox 2 to a DVI display, use the provided HDMI to DVI-D adapter. Use a DVI cable to connect
the adapter to the display.
To connect MintBox 2 to a VGA display use fit-VGA (sold separately).
Audio
There are 2 standard 3.5mm jacks on the back panel.
Right:
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Stereo line-in using a standard 3.5mm plug
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S/PDIF 7.1 in using provided cable
Left:
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Stereo line-out using a standard 3.5mm plug
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S/PDIF 7.1 out using provided cable
LAN
MintBox 2 features two 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet ports using standard RJ45 connectors. Use a standard
Ethernet cables to connect.
The connectors feature built-in LEDs that are lit when a connection is detected.
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WLAN
2 WLAN antennas are supplied in models with integrated WiFi and should be screwed into the standard
SMA connectors.
USB
There are 2 USB 3.0 ports (5 Gbps) and 2 USB 2.0 ports on the back panel.
All USB ports support current up to 1A.
Ports on the back are upside down – note when connecting USB plugs.
Depending on the FACE Module used - some models incorporate additional 4 USB 2.0 ports in the front.
Serial port
The RS232 mini-serial port is located on the back panel.
Mini-serial to DB9 cable to connect to standard serial devices is sold separately.
eSATA
MintBox 2 features two eSATA ports. Ports are located on the back panel.
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Quick start guide
Connecting MintBox 2
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Turn off the display and connect it to the MintBox 2 HDMI connector (use the HDMI to DVI
adapter if needed).
Connect the USB keyboard and mouse to USB 2 connectors.
Plug the Ethernet cable into the Ethernet connector.
In MintBox 2 models with WiFi: Mount the WiFi Antennas on the SMA connector by turning it
clockwise repeatedly until the antenna holds firm.
Insert the DC plug into the MintBox 2 DC-in jack. Rotate clockwise 900 to secure.
Plug the speakers into the line-out jack.
Connect the power supply to the AC cord and plug the cord into AC outlet. The front panel logo
should light up as the MintBox 2 boots.
Booting Linux
Linux loads automatically on power up. Upon boot you will be guided through the Linux Mint first-boot
setup procedure.
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Maintenance
MintBox 2 requires no maintenance. You should not take the MintBox 2 apart other than opening the service
door. Taking MintBox 2 apart will void its warranty.
The following operations can be conducted by the user:
Opening service door
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Unscrew marked Philips screw at the bottom to release service-door.
Slide out service-door until it stops – about 10 mm.
Service-door is now detached. Lift edge of service-door to completely remove.
Re-assemble in reverse order. Hard disk connects by sliding-in the service-door.
Service bay
The service-bay provides easy access to hard-disk, RAM, and mini-PCIe sockets incl. WLAN module.
Hard disk is 2.5” 9.5mm SATA. It is screwed to service door by 4 screws, 2 on each side. It is recommended
to use 5400 RPM hard disk or SSD. 7200 RPM or higher is not recommended due to higher power
consumption and risk of overheating.
RAM – use DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM modules.
Mini-PCIe – the half-size mini-PCIe is normally used for WLAN. If you remove the WLAN module make sure
to isolate the ends of antenna cables with some tape to avoid short-circuit. The full-size mini PCIe is
available for any use.
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BIOS Setup Utility
Entering BIOS Setup Utility
Turn off the MintBox 2.
Turn on while holding down the F2 key.
Bios Features
See http://fit-pc.com/wiki/index.php/IntensePC:_BIOS_Documentation
Warranty and RMA
Warranty
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CompuLab guarantees products against defects in workmanship and material for a period of 24
months from the date of shipment.
Your sole remedy and CompuLab’s sole liability shall be for CompuLab, at its sole discretion, to
either repair or replace the defective product at no charge.
This warranty is void if the product has been altered or damaged by accident, misuse or abuse.
RMA
Keep the original package for shipping in case of hardware failure.
In case of HW failure of a MintBox 2 under warranty, please contact the seller of that MintBox 2.
Please provide the following required information:
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MintBox 2 serial number
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Name of purchaser
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Address
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Problem description
If the MintBox 2 was purchased directly from CompuLab, please email rma@fit-pc.com.
Tips for saving power
General
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Working without a connected display automatically disables the graphics controller – saving
power.
Disconnect external USB devices when not in use.
In Operating System
Use power scheme as follows
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Turn of monitor after several minutes not in use
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Turn off hard disk after several minutes not in use
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System standby after an hour not in use
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MintBox 2
Manufacturer: CompuLab Ltd.
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
(2) This device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Statement
Changes or modifications to this
equipment not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance
(CompuLab Ltd.) could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
Statement
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
-Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
-Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
-Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
-Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
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