Sharp PC-AR50 Specifications

Notice for Users in the USA
FCC Statement
WARNING - FCC Regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications
to this equipment not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s
authority to operate this equipment.
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 distance 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.
A shielded I/F cable and included ferrite core for LAN cable is required to insure
compliance with FCC regulation for Class B computing equipment.
* As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, SHARP has determined that this product meets
the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
Declaration of Conformity
SHARP PERSONAL COMPUTER, PC-AR Series
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following
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.
Responsible Party: SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-2135
TEL: 1-800-BE-SHARP
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About the Modem
This equipment complies with Part 68 of FCC rules. On the bottom of this
equipment is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC registration
number and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this equipment. If requested, this
information must be provided to the telephone company.
The modem jack of this equipment complies with Sub-part F of Part 68 of FCC
rules.
The REN is used to determine the quantity of devices which may be connected to the
telephone line. Excessive RENs on the telephone line may result in the devices not
ringing in response to an incoming call. In most, but not all areas, the sum of the
RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may
be connected to the line, as determined by the total RENs contact the telephone
company to determine the maximum REN for the calling areas.
If the terminal equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone
company will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be
required. But if advance notice isn't practical, the telephone company will notify the
customer as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to file a
complaint with the FCC if you believe it necessary.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or
procedures that could affect the operation of the equipment. If this happens, the
telephone company will provide advance notice in order for you to make the
necessary modifications in order to maintain uninterrupted service.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, please contact Sharp Electronics Corp.
for repair and (or) warranty information (Refer to the end of this section). If the
trouble is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may
request you remove the equipment from the network until the problem is resolved.
The equipment cannot be used on public coin service provided by the telephone
company. Connection to Party Line Service is subject to state tariffs. (Contact the
state public utility commission, public service commission or corporation
commission for information.)
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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person
to use a computer or other electronic device, including fax machines, to send any
message unless such message clearly contains in a margin at the top or bottom of
each transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it is
sent and an identification of the business or other entity, or other individual sending
the message and the telephone number of the sending machine or such business,
other entity, or individual. (The telephone number provided may not be a 900
number or any other number for which charges exceed local or long-distance
transmission charges.) To program this information, refer to the manual of the
communication software.
CAUTION: DISCONNECT TELEPHONE LINES BEFORE ACCESSING THE
MODEM CARD.
Warning
This product utilizes tin-lead solder, and fluorescent lamp containing a small amount
of mercury.
Disposal of these materials may be regulated due to environmental considerations.
For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local authorities or the
Electronics Industries Alliance:www.eiae.org
Copyright
It is the intent of Sharp that this product be used in full compliance with the
copyright laws of the United States and that prior permission be obtained from
copyright owners whenever necessary.
Product Information and Customer Assistance
For Product Information and Customer Assistance:
Call: 1-800-BE-SHARP (237-4277)
Sharp Systems of America
5901 Bolsa Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Home Page: http://www.sharp-business.com
E-mail address: support@sharp-business.com
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Notice for Users in Australia
Service Inquiries
Please contact your dealer for service if required or contact Sharp Corporation of
Australia on 1300-135-022(toll free) for referral to your nearest Sharp authorised
Service Centre. Details can be found on the warranty card inserted with the
documentation.
For the latest up dates and software drivers, look on the web at www.sharp.net.au.
Copyright
Copyright may exist in material you wish to record. Copying or broadcasting such
material without permission of the relevant licensees or owners of the copyright is
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.
Warning
For safety reasons, only connect equipment with a telecommunications compliance
label.
This includes customer equipment previously labelled permitted or certified.
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Notice for Users in the UK
IMPORTANT
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
BLUE:
Neutral
BROWN: Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond
with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug proceed as
follows.
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter L or coloured red.
This apparatus must be protected by a 3A fuse in the mains plug or distribution
board.
Copyright
Recording and playback of any material may require consent, which SHARP is
unable to give. Please refer particularly to the provisions of the Copyright Act 1956,
the Dramatic and Musical Performers Protection Act 1958, the Performers
Protection Acts 1963 and 1972 and to any subsequent statutory enactments and
orders.
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Notice for Users in Europe
About the Modem
Your Sharp PC-AR series with integral modem has been designed to work with the
analogue PSTN’s in the following countries:
United Kingdom
Ireland
Italy
Germany
Switzerland
If you wish to connect the equipment to the PSTN in a country not listed above, you
should contact your equipment supplier for further details.
The modem is not designed for use on a shared service line or a line equipped with a
call waiting facility. If you attempt to use the modem on a telephone line with call
waiting, you may experience communication errors.
To maintain CTR21 network compatibility when used in the above listed countries
the following setting should be observed:
Pulse dial may not be available in some countries.
Modem Name: T18N040.00
Intended Use
This is a Personal Computer with Modem for the analogue PSTN network which
operates in all UK, Irish, Italian, German, Swiss networks which follow the CTR21
Standard.
If you are in doubt whether your network follows the CTR21, please contact your
dealer or network operator.
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This equipment complies with the requirements of the Directive 1999/5/EC.
Dieses Gerät entspricht den Anforderungen der EU-Richtlinie 1999/5/EG.
Cet appareil est conforme aux exigences de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Este aparato satisface las exigencias de las Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Quest'apparecchio è conforme ai requisiti delle direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Dit apparaat voldoet aan de eisen van de richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Este equipamento obedece às exigências da directiva 1999/5/CE.
Η συσκευη αυτη ανταττοκρινεται στιζ ατταιτησειζ των οδηγια 1999/5/EK .
Denna utrustning uppfyller kraven enligt direktiv 1999/5/EC.
Dette udstyr overholder kravene i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Dette produktet oppfyller kravene i direktiv 1999/5/EC.
Tämä laite täyttää direktiivi 1999/5/EY.
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CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DISCONNECT THE AC CORD AND
THE BATTERY BEFORE SERVICING.
CAUTION:
FOR A COMPLETE ELECTRICAL DISCONNECTION, PULL OUT THE MAIN
PLUG AND THE BATTERY.
VORSICHT:
UM DIE STROMZUFUHR VOLLSTÄNDIG ZU UNTERBRECHEN, DEN
NETZSTECKER HERAUSZIEHEN UND DIE BATTERIE ÈNTFERNEN.
ATTENTION:
POUR UN ARRET TOTAL DU SYSTEME, DECONNECTEZ LA PRISE DE
COURANT SECTEUR ET LA BATTERIE.
VARNING:
FÖR TOTAL ELEKTRISK URKOPPLING, KOPPLA UR KONTAKTEN OCH
TA UR BATTERIET.
PRECAUCION:
PARA UNA COMPLETA DESCONEXION ELECTRICA DESENCHUFE LA
CLAVIJA DE LA RED Y LA BATERIA.
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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
•
•
•
•
Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight.
•
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.
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.
Usage
•
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, IEEE1394 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
CAUTION
DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY REPLACED.
REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT TYPE
RECOMMANDED BY THE MANUFACTURER. DISCARD USED BATTERIES
ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS.
Handling
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•
•
•
Never put the battery pack in a fire, as it could explode and cause injury.
•
•
•
Do not allow liquids to come in contact with the battery pack.
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.
Avoid dropping the pack or other violent shock.
Do not solder anything to the battery terminals.
Charging
•
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
•
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.
Modem Precautions
•
•
Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
•
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.
•
Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak while in the vicinity of the leak.
Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically
designed for wet locations.
Avoid using the telephone during a lightning storm. There may be a remote risk
of electric shock from lightning.
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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, May 2001.
Copyright
© 2001 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 trademark, 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
Corporation.
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 two or more keys are pressed simultaneously, the key labels are separated by a
plus (+) sign:
Restart your computer by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
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 Adding a memory module section in Chapter 6.
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Table of Contents
Notice for Users in USA.............................................................................................i
Notice for Users in Australia ....................................................................................iv
Notice for Users in the UK ........................................................................................ v
Notice for Users in Europe .......................................................................................vi
Safety Precautions.....................................................................................................ix
About This Manual ..................................................................................................xii
Recording Important Information ...........................................................................xiii
Manual Conventions ...............................................................................................xiv
Table of Contents..................................................................................................... xv
Overview of Computer..........................................................................................xviii
Fast Start
Installing Battery Pack............................................................................................1-1
Connecting AC Power ............................................................................................1-2
Setting Up Windows Me.........................................................................................1-4
Turning Off Your Computer ...................................................................................1-5
Basic Operations
Powering the Computer ..........................................................................................2-1
Resetting the System...............................................................................................2-3
Using the Keyboard ................................................................................................2-4
Using the Quick Start Buttons ................................................................................2-7
Using the Glide Pad ................................................................................................2-8
Reading the Status Indicators................................................................................2-10
Adjusting the Display ...........................................................................................2-11
Controlling Audio .................................................................................................2-13
Using the Drives ...................................................................................................2-14
Changing a Unit in the Unit Bay...........................................................................2-17
Using the CD-R/RW Drive ...................................................................................2-19
Using the Floppy Disk Drive Externally...............................................................2-21
Battery and Power Management
Battery Pack............................................................................................................3-1
Battery Charging.....................................................................................................3-2
Battery Low Warnings ............................................................................................3-4
Battery Conditioning...............................................................................................3-6
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Removing a Standard Battery Pack ........................................................................ 3-7
Programmable Power Management........................................................................ 3-8
Power Management Hot-keys............................................................................... 3-12
Connecting Peripherals
Using Peripheral Devices ....................................................................................... 4-1
Connecting Peripherals Overview .......................................................................... 4-2
Using PC Cards ...................................................................................................... 4-3
Connecting an External Monitor ............................................................................ 4-6
Connecting an Audio Equipment and a Microphone.............................................. 4-8
Connecting USB Devices ....................................................................................... 4-9
Connecting a Printer ............................................................................................... 4-9
Connecting a Serial Device .................................................................................. 4-10
Connecting a PS/2 Keyboard or Pointing Device................................................. 4-11
Connecting an IEEE 1394 Device ........................................................................ 4-12
Communication Functions
Built-in Modem ...................................................................................................... 5-1
LAN unit................................................................................................................. 5-4
Changing or Adding Options
Adding a Memory Module ..................................................................................... 6-1
Removing a Memory Module................................................................................. 6-2
Using the Optional Port Replicator (may not be available in some countries) ...... 6-3
Security Features
Passwords ............................................................................................................... 7-1
Using a Security Cable ........................................................................................... 7-4
Setup Utility
Running the Setup Utility ....................................................................................... 8-1
Main Page............................................................................................................... 8-3
Advanced Page ....................................................................................................... 8-4
Security Page.......................................................................................................... 8-5
Power Page............................................................................................................. 8-6
Boot Page ............................................................................................................... 8-7
Exit Page ................................................................................................................ 8-7
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Appendices
Appendix 1: Troubleshooting ................................................................................A-1
Appendix 2: Care & Maintenance .........................................................................A-8
Appendix 3: Specifications ..................................................................................A-10
Index
Index ................................................................................................................Index-1
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Overview of Computer
In the following diagram, the labels in italics refer to the chapter and page number
in this manual where you can find more information. The actual appearance of your
computer may be slightly different depending on the model.
Front View
System status indicators
LCD screen
See 2-10
Power button
Microphone
Keyboard
See 2-13
See 2-4
Glide pad
Quick Start Buttons
See 2-8
See 2-7
Audio Output
Jack
See 4-8
Microphone
Jack
See 4-8
Stereo Speakers
See 2-13
Power & battery
indicators
Floppy disk drive in the optional
floppy disk drive box (CE-FC02)
See 2-2
See 2-15, 2-21
Front View Markings
Power and
Battery
indicators
System Status Indicators
CD or
Hard disk
activity
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Floppy
disk
activity
Num
lock
Caps
lock
Scroll
lock
Power
indicator
Battery
indicator
Right Side View
Drive activity indicator
See 2-19
Eject tray button
See 2-19
Unit bay with
CD-R/RW drive installed
Manual tray eject
button (recessed)
See 2-17
See 2-19
Left Side View
USB port
Ventilation openings
See 4-9
PC card slots
See 4-3
Security slot
See 7-4
Modem jack
See 5-1
IEEE 1394
Port
See 4-12
PC card
eject buttons
See 4-5
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Rear View
Parallel/FDD port
LAN jack
External monitor port
See 2-21,4-10
See 5-4
See 4-6
RS-232C Serial port
USB port
AC adapter jack
See 4-10
See 4-9
See 1-2
PS/2 port
See 4-11
Bottom View
Port replicator docking connector
See 6-4
(Port replicator may not be
available in some countries)
Memory module
compartment
See 6-1
Unit bay lock latch
See 2-17
Reset switch
(recessed)
See 2-3
Battery lock button
See 3-7
CD-R/RW drive
installed in unit bay
See 2-15
Battery release lever
See 3-7
Battery Pack
See 3-1
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CHAPTER 1
Fast Start
1
Your new computer is ready to use as soon as you unpack it from the box. If you’re
familiar with computers, follow the instructions in this chapter to get your system up
and running in just a few minutes. If this is your first computer, you should read
through the entire Operation Manual before starting the system.
Installing Battery Pack
Before using your computer, you need to install a standard battery pack into your
computer. Place your computer on a flat working surface and follow the steps
below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn over your computer on a soft flat surface.
Align the left side of the standard battery pack along the left side of the battery
compartment and lower it into place.
Lower the right side of the battery all the way so that you feel the battery pack
engages with the connector inside the compartment and the battery pack locks
in place.
Slide the battery lock button to the locked position.
Lower battery pack into
battery compartment
Battery release lever
Battery lock button
Battery pack
5.
Turn over your computer and go to the next section.
1-1
Connecting AC Power
Run your computer using AC power, rather than battery power, for
the first time. This ensures that you will not lose power while you
complete the Windows setup operation.
•
1
•
1.
Use only the AC adapter supplied with your computer, or
supplied by your computer vendor. You can damage your
computer if you try to use an AC adapter not approved for use
with this system.
When removing the AC power cord from a wall outlet, grip the
plug and pull it from the socket. Never remove the power cord
from the outlet by pulling on the cord. Always grip the plug.
On the front edge of the computer, slide the display cover latch to the right and
raise the cover.
Display Cover Latch
2.
Plug the cable from the AC adapter into the AC adapter jack on the rear side of
the computer.
AC adapter jack
AC adapter
To power outlet
3.
1-2
Connect the power cord to the AC adapter.
4.
5.
Plug the power cord into a suitable power outlet. The battery indicator turns on
orange when you connect AC power.
Press the power button located just above the F3 button on the keyboard. The
power indicator turns on green when the power is turned on.
Power Button
1
Power and battery
indicators
After a logo screen and several seconds of power-on testing, the computer loads the
Windows Me operating system.
As this is the first time you have used your computer, Windows begins by running
the Windows Me Setup Wizard.
1-3
Setting Up Windows Me
1
Windows Me is pre-installed on your computer, including the special drivers and
software used by built-in components such as the audio and video system, the
modem, and the PC card slot. The Windows Setup program lets you enter your
personal data such as the date and time in your location, and so on. It takes just a
few minutes to complete. The setup process has four steps:
•
Getting started
This section configures your keyboard, language and location.
•
Windows License
This section asks you to accept the Windows License Agreement.
•
Registration
This section configures your modem and registers your computer.
•
Final Settings
This section completes the configuration of your system
Once you start the system for the first time, be sure to complete the
setup program. Windows may not display the Setup Wizard the next
time you turn on the computer.
About Windows Properties Dialog Boxes
In this manual you are often asked to open a XXX Properties dialog box, such as the
Modems Properties dialog box, or the Display Properties dialog box. These dialog
boxes let you make changes to the configuration and operation of the component by
clicking check boxes or selecting radio buttons. To open a property dialog box,
from the Start menu in the taskbar at the foot of the Windows display, select
Settings - Control Panel. When you open Control Panel for the first time, only
commonly used items appear. You can open a property dialog box, or similar
window, for the component or feature represented by that icon, by clicking the
underlined name. If you want to show all items, click view all Control Panel
options. You can open a property dialog box by double-clicking an icon. Some of
the Properties dialog boxes that are used to configure components in your computer
include:
•
•
1-4
Display
Modems
•
•
•
•
Mouse
PC Card
Power Options
System
1
Turning Off Your Computer
When you’re finished using your computer, turn it off with the following steps:
•
With a power button
Confirm that Power Off is selected in When I press the power button on my
computer in Advanced tab of Power Option Properties dialog box.
•
With Fn + F12 keys
To use these keys, follow the steps below:
1.
2.
•
1.
2.
In the Power Options Properties dialog box, click Advanced tab.
Select Power Off in the drop down menu for “When I press the sleep button on
my computer”; then, click Apply and OK.
From the Start menu
From the Start menu, select Shut Down.
In the Shut Down Windows dialog box, select Shut down from the pull-down
menu, and click OK.
Close the cover to keep the screen and keyboard clean and protected.
If you have not saved a file, a dialog box appears prompting you to
save the file.
•
•
Don’t turn off your computer if status indicators show that the
computer is still accessing data on the hard disk drive, the floppy
disk drive or the CD-R/RW drive. Data may be lost or damaged.
After turning off the computer, wait at least five seconds before
turning the computer back on. Turning the computer off and on
without a pause can damage the system.
1-5
Since this is your first session using the computer, it’s a good idea to leave the AC
adapter connected to the computer until the standard battery pack is fully charged.
The orange battery indicator turns to green when the battery is fully charged.
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CHAPTER 2
Basic Operations
This chapter describes some of the basic operations of your computer such as using
the keyboard, adjusting the display, and so on.
Powering the Computer
You can operate your computer by using the AC adapter to connect to a suitable
power outlet. You can also power the computer by the standard or an optional
secondary Lithium-Ion battery pack.
Whenever you use the AC adapter to power the computer, the battery automatically
begins recharging. Recharging continues whether the computer is turned on or off.
Refer to Chapter 3 Battery and Power Management for a full description of battery
charging and related information.
2-1
2
Power and Battery Indicators
For proper operations, it is important to understand the operation of the power and
battery indicators located on the left-side front corner.
Indicator Meanings
Green Power Indicator
Icon
Lamp State
Turned on
Turned off
Slow blinking
2
Status
Computer is turned on.
Computer is turned off or in System Hibernate.
Computer is in System Stand by.
Tri-color (green/red/orange) Battery Indicator
Icon
Computer State
Lamp State
Connected to AC
Turned on green
power
Turned on orange
Flashing orange
Powered by
battery
Turned on red
Flashing red
Turned off
2-2
Status
Battery is fully charged.
Battery is charging.
Abnormal condition – for
example the battery may
be installed incorrectly.
Battery low warning. The
warning beep sounds.
Critical battery warning.
The warning beep
sounds.
Battery has power.
Resetting the System
You may need to reset the system after adding hardware or software so that your
computer recognizes newly installed devices or software. When the message
appears after the installation, click OK, Yes, etc., to restart Windows Me.
You can also restart Windows Me 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 Me Shut Down does not work because of software
malfunction. Although resetting does not damage the system, you may
lose the data you are processing.
Power Button
You can turn off the computer with the power button if the system has hardware or
software problems so that you can’t use the Windows Shut Down command or the
software reset. In this case, you need to hold the power button down for more than
four seconds.
Reset Switch
If all other methods fail, you can reset the computer by pressing the hardware reset
switch. The hardware reset switch is in a recessed location on the base of the
computer. Activate the switch with a straightened paper clip or similar implement.
Reset switch
(recessed)
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Using the Keyboard
The built-in keyboard includes all the functions that you find on a full-sized
keyboard. In addition, the keyboard has built-in hot keys that you can use to control
some of the functions of the computer.
The illustration below shows the location of some important keys on your keyboard.
Function Keys
2
Fn Key
Windows
Key
Keypad
Area
Windows
Key
Function Keys
On their own, the operation of the function keys is usually determined by the
software application that you are running. In combination with the Fn key they
create hot-keys that you can use to control some of the computer functions. Icons
embossed on the function key keycaps indicate the hot-key function.
Embedded Keypad
The numeric keypad is embedded in some of the right-side alphanumeric keys. The
keypad functions are embossed in the upper right corner of the keypad keycaps. You
activate the embedded numeric keypad by pressing the Num Lk key. Repeat the
keystroke to turn off the embedded keypad.
The embedded numeric keypad will be disabled if an external PS/2keyboard is
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connected. If you want to enable it, set NumLock to Enabled in the Main menu of
the Setup utility. See chapter 8 for more information.
Windows Keys
There are two different Windows keys as shown below.
Windows Start Key. This key opens the Windows Start menu
on the taskbar. In combination with other keys it provides
short cuts to some Windows functions. See Windows help for
more information.
Windows Pull-down Menu key. When an item is selected and
this key is pressed, it pulls down a menu if one is available. It
is similar to the right click of a mouse or glide pad.
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Fn (Function) Key Combinations
You can activate hot-key system controls and various embedded keystrokes by
holding down Fn key and then pressing any of the keys embossed with an icon or
boxed text on the lower half of the key.
Fn
+
F2
Fn
+
F5
Fn
+
F6
Fn
+
F7
Fn
+
F8
Fn
+
F9
Fn
+
F11
Fn
+
F12
Pops up an information box in the upper left corner of
the screen – see the section Pop Up Information Box
on the next page
Switch display between the built-in screen, an external
monitor, and a simultaneous display – see Chapter 4
Connecting Peripherals
Press keys to decrease screen brightness – see
Adjusting the Display later in this chapter
Press keys to increase screen brightness – see
Adjusting the Display later in this chapter
Press keys to decrease the audio volume – see
Controlling Audio later in this chapter
Press keys to increase the audio volume – see
Controlling Audio later in this chapter
Turns off the display– see Adjusting the Display later in
this chapter
Puts the system into System Stand by/Hibernate or
power off– see Programmable Power Management in
Chapter 3
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Fn
+
Fn
+
Returns the Sys Request keystroke
NumLk
ScrLk
Returns the Scroll Lock keystroke
Pop-Up Information Box
2
When you hold down the Fn key and press the F2 function key, a pop-up
information box appears for about five seconds in the top left corner of the display.
The information box has the following information:
NON
FUL
BAT1
XX %
NON
FUL
BAT2
XX %
BIOS
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Shows BIOS version number.
Standard battery pack is not
installed.
Standard battery pack is
fully charged.
Remaining capacity of
standard battery pack as a
percentage.
Optional battery pack is not
installed.
Optional battery pack is fully
charged.
Remaining capacity of
optional battery pack as a
percentage.
Using the Quick Start Buttons
In addition to the function keys embedded on the keyboard as discussed before,
your computer has five more quick start buttons located above the keyboard. The
buttons are identified by icons printed above each button.
The use of each button can be user defined. From the Start menu, select Programs –
Quick Start Button – Configuration to show the Quick Start Button Utility dialog
box. You can drag-and-drop the application icons to the buttons in the dialog box or
right-click the button to change the settings. See online help for more details.
Default assignments are:
Button
Button appearing in
help
System Function
S1
Opens Windows Internet Explorer
browser.
S2
Opens Microsoft Outlook Express.
S3
Opens Easy CD Creator.
S4
Opens PhotoSuite III SE.
S5
Closes an activated application.
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Using the Glide Pad
Your computer has a built-in pointing device called a glide pad. The glide pad
consists of the glide pad surface, a left button and a right button.
Glide pad surface
2
Left button
Right button
Using the Glide Pad
When you slide your finger across the glide pad surface, the pointer on the screen
moves in the same direction as your fingertip.
Clicking and double-clicking
To click or double-click objects, you can use the left button, just as you do when
using a mouse. You can also emulate a left button click or double-click by tapping
once or twice with your fingertip on the glide pad surface. Clicking the right button
pulls down a menu if one is available. This is the same function as the right click of
a mouse.
Drag and Drop
You can drag and drop objects on the Windows desktop as follows:
1. Position the pointer over the object.
2. Press and hold down the left button.
3. Drag the object by moving your fingertip over the glide pad surface.
4. Drop the object into place by releasing the left button.
•
•
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Do not use a pointed object, such as a pen or pencil to operate
the glide pad, You might scratch or damage the surface.
Do not operate the glide pad with a moist finger. This may cause
the glide pad to operate incorrectly.
Changing the Glide Pad Configuration
You can change the way the glide pad operates in the Mouse Properties dialog box.
From Windows Start menu, select Settings - Control Panel and double-click Mouse
to open up the Mouse Properties dialog box. Click on any of the tabs; Buttons, or
Pointers, etc. Use the checkboxes, drop down menus, and so on, to configure the
glide pad so that it operates to your satisfaction.
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Reading the Status Indicators
As well as the power and battery indicators discussed before, your computer has
five more status indicators located above the keyboard between the power button
and the quick start buttons. The indicators are identified by icons printed above
each lamp.
Indicator Icon
2
System Status
This indicator turns on when your computer is reading or
writing to the hard disk drive or a CD in the CD-R/RW
drive.
This indicator turns on when your computer is reading or
writing to a disk in the floppy disk drive.
This indicator turns on when the Num Lock key has been
pressed and the embedded numeric keypad is activated.
This indicator turns on when the Caps Lock key has
been pressed and the keyboard is in Caps Lock mode.
This indicator turns on when Fn and the Scroll Lock key
have been pressed and the cursor arrow keys are in
scroll lock mode.
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Adjusting the Display
The most important adjustment you can make to the display is to set it to the best
viewing angle. The display contrast decreases if you look at it from a wide angle
above or below, or from side to side.
Changing the Brightness
Change the screen brightness by using the Fn+F6 and Fn+F7 hot keys.
Fn
Fn
+
+
F6
Press keys to decrease screen brightness
F7
Press keys to increase screen brightness
2
When you press the screen brightness hot keys to adjust the display, a pop-up screen
brightness meter appears in the upper left corner of the display. You can use the
pop-up meter as a visual guide to set the screen brightness.
Decreasing the screen brightness is an effective way of reducing the
power consumption of your computer when you are operating the
computer on battery power.
Turning off the Display
You might want to turn off the display when you are not using your computer for
short periods. This can help reduce power consumption. Use the display power
down hot keys Fn+F11.
Fn
+
F11
Turns off the display
You can turn the display back on by pressing any key on the keyboard or Fn +F11
keys again.
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Changing the Display Properties
The Windows Display Properties dialog box lets you make many different kinds of
changes to the appearance of the screen under Windows.
Place the screen pointer on any empty area of the Windows desktop and click the
right glide pad button to pull down a menu. Click on Properties to open the Display
Properties dialog box. Use the tabs on the Display Properties dialog box to make
adjustments to the following display properties: Background, Screen Saver,
Appearance, Effects, Web, and Settings, etc.
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Using the Settings Tab
The Settings tab lets you make changes to the resolution and color depth of the
display.
The standard display setting for your computer is a resolution of 1400 x 1050
pixels. If you select a smaller resolution, the image on the built-in display will
stretch to occupy the whole screen. This might cause the image to be somewhat
deformed. If you select a larger resolution, the display will extend beyond the edges
of the built-in screen. You can scroll the enlarged display by moving the screen
pointer to the edges of the display.
The standard color depth for your computer is High Color (16bit). You might need
to change down to a lower color depth in order to run some computer programs or
games.
Advanced Settings and Switching the Display
Your computer has hot keys to switch the display when you are connected to an
external monitor. In the Display Properties dialog box, the Advanced settings button
in the Settings tab window has other options for switching the display Turn to
Connecting an External Monitor in Chapter 4 for more information on this topic.
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Controlling Audio
Your computer is installed with built-in stereo speakers and a built-in monaural
microphone. You can use Windows entertainment accessories to play CDs, record
messages and sound, play computer games with sound tracks, and so on.
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Speaker
Microphone
Speaker
You can control the audio volume by using the audio hot keys Fn+F8 and Fn+F9.
Fn
Fn
+
+
F8
Press keys to decrease the audio volume
F9
Press keys to increase the audio volume
You can use the Windows volume control meter to visually judge the audio level
setting, too.
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Using the Drives
2
Your computer has three different drives; the internal hard disk drive, the CD-R/RW
drive unit, and the floppy disk drive unit. The CD-R/RW and floppy disk drive unit
can be installed in the unit bay on the right side of the computer. If you want to use
the CD-R/RW and the floppy disk drive at the same time, you can install the CDR/RW drive in the unit bay, and use the floppy disk drive as an external component
connected to your computer through the parallel/FDD port on the back of the
computer. The floppy disk drive has an optional box (CE-FC02) to use the drive
externally.
Drive Properties
You can learn about the properties of the drives by double-clicking the My
Computer icon on the Windows desktop. In the My Computer window, right click
on any of the drives and select Properties from the drop down menu to display the
capacity of the drive, and other information.
Hard disk drive
Your computer has a high-capacity hard disk drive installed internally. Your
computer identifies the hard disk drive as drive C: and D:. The hard disk is preinstalled with the Windows Me operating system and the software and drivers
required to run all the components of your computer.
When you install software applications and use them to create files and documents,
you store them in folders on the hard disk drive. You can use Windows Explorer to
create new folders and sub-folders and navigate and maintain the folders and files
that are stored on the hard disk.
If your hard disk drive ever gets corrupted, you can use the Recovery CD to recreate
the state of the hard disk drive when it was first shipped. However, you will lose any
files that you have subsequently created unless you have backed them up to another
storage device.
For information on using the Recovery CD, see Re-installation
Instructions.
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CD-R/RW drive
The CD-R/RW drive lets you read information from CDs. You can also write
information to CD-R/RW disks using the installed applications called Easy CD
Creator or Direct CD. For more details, see online help of the applications. Your
computer identifies the CD-R/RW drive as drive R:. Many software applications
and reference works are shipped on CDs because they store over 600 MB of data.
Using Windows entertainment accessories, you can also use the CD-R/RW drive to
play CD-Audio disks and Video CD disks.
While you write information to CD-R/RW:
• Close any other applications except those necessary for writing
information.
• Connect AC adapter to your computer.
• Do not enter System Standby/Hibernate.
• Disable the screen saver.
• Do not touch keyboard or buttons on the computer.
Floppy Disk Drive
The floppy disk drive is a useful tool because practically all computers can read and
write to 3.5-inch floppy disks with a storage capacity of 720K or 1.44 MB. Your
computer identifies the floppy disk drive as drive A:.
When you need to store a file, or transfer a file to a friend or colleague’s computer,
it’s very convenient to use a floppy disk.
Handling Floppy Disks
•
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.
•
•
•
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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•
•
2
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Do not touch the disk while reading/writing data. It may cause
malfunction of the computer and the drive.
Before removing the floppy disk, make sure the indicator of the
floppy disk drive unit is not lit.
Changing a Unit in the Unit Bay
The Unit bay on the right side of your computer can be installed with a CD-R/RW
drive, a floppy disk drive or an optional DVD-ROM drive or an optional secondary
battery pack. Your computer supports hot-swap, so you can change units without
turning off your computer.
Change the units in the bay by following the steps below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove any floppy disks or CDs from the drive if currently inserted.
Click icon on the taskbar; then Change device in Swappable Bay (xxxxx).
Xxxx is the unit name currently installed in the unit bay.
Read the message in BaySwap window carefully (Do not click OK).
Close the upper cover of the computer; then turn it over and locate the unit bay
lock latch.
Slide the latch towards the rear edge of the computer and hold.
Unit bay lock latch
CD-R/RW drive
6.
7.
Raised ribs to push
unit out of the bay
Slide the unit out by pushing on the raised ribs on the bottom of the unit. You
can release the lock latch once the unit is partly removed from the unit bay. Pull
the unit all the way out of the unit bay.
Do not set your computer to enter System Stand by/Hibernate when the
display cover is closed. Removing the unit while the system is entering
System Stand by/Hibernate may cause malfunction.
Position the replacement unit correctly and insert it into the unit bay. Push it all
the way in so that you feel the connector on the rear edge of the unit engage
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8.
9.
with the connector inside the bay. Verify that the unit bay lock latch is in the
locked position.
Turn your computer over and open the upper cover.
Click OK in BaySwap window. Your computer automatically registers and
configures the new unit.
For information on using an optional secondary battery pack, see
Battery and Power Management of chapter 3.
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When removing an optional secondary battery, make sure the internal
standard battery has power remaining, or connect your computer to AC
power; otherwise your computer will be shut down and data may be lost.
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Using the CD-R/RW Drive
If the CD-R/RW drive is installed in the unit bay, use it as follows.
1.
Locate and identify the three features on the front of the CD-R/RW drive; the
eject tray button, the recessed manual tray eject button, and the drive activity
indicator.
Activity indicator
Eject tray button
2
Manual tray eject button (recessed)
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press the eject tray button to eject the tray for the CDs.
Place the CD on the tray so that the central hole in the CD fits over the spindle
in the disk tray. Don’t apply excess downward force on the disk tray.
Press the tray back into the CD-R/RW drive until it clicks closed.
To remove a CD, wait until the activity indicator shows that the disk in the
drive is not being read. Press the eject tray button and remove the disk from the
tray.
If you need to remove a CD from the drive while the computer is
turned off, or while the drive is removed from the computer, insert the
end of a paper clip, or similar utensil, into the manual tray eject
button. This unlocks the try and lets you pull the tray all the way open
to remove the CD.
Handling CDs
•
•
•
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.
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•
•
•
•
•
2
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 tray open. Also, avoid touching the lens in the tray.
If the lens becomes dirty, the CD-R/RW drive 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.
Maximum output and wavelength of the laser: 108mW, 785nm
CLASS 1LASER PRODUCT
LASER KLASSE 1
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.”
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Using the Floppy Disk Drive Externally
To use the floppy disk drive as an external drive, follow the steps below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Install the floppy disk drive into the optional floppy disk drive box(CE-FC02).
Simply slide the drive in until it clicks into place.
Shut down your computer.
Plug the cable from the floppy disk drive box into the parallel/FDD port on the
rear edge of the computer.
Restart your computer.
To remove the floppy disk drive from the floppy disk drive box, release the lock
latch on the base of the cover and pull the floppy disk drive out of the box.
Release lock latch
on the base
Pull drive out of
box
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CHAPTER 3
Battery and Power Management
This chapter explains how to charge your computer’s standard or an optional
secondary battery and how to keep them in good condition. It also explains how you
can use the power management features to maximize battery life while operating
under battery power.
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Battery Pack
The removable battery pack is installed in the base of the computer. If you have an
optional secondary battery pack (Model CE-BL11), you can extend the operating
time of your computer when there is no AC power available. See Changing a Unit
in the Unit Bay of chapter 2 for installing an optional secondary battery pack.
The length of time you can run your computer using a fully-charged battery pack is
variable. If you are using applications that make heavy use of peripheral items such
as the hard disk drive or the CD-R/RW drive, the battery discharges in a shorter
time. If your battery is older and has already been through many cycles of charging
and discharging, it stores less charge. Finally, the temperature and environment can
influence battery life.
After you have operated your computer using battery power only, you will have a
good idea of how long it takes a fully-charged battery to discharge. Use this time as
a standard. If the battery begins discharging in a significantly shorter time, and you
are not using your computer in a different manner, or have not changed the power
management settings, it may indicate a battery problem.
After repeated cycles of charging and discharging, all batteries store
less charge. Expect a gradual decrease in battery life after a few
hundred cycles of charging and discharging. When battery life
becomes too short, ask your local dealer for replacement standard
battery pack.
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Battery Charging
The battery packs begin charging anytime your computer is connected to AC power
using the AC adapter.
If the standard battery pack is fully discharged and your computer is turned off or in
System hibernate, it fully recharges in about 2.5 hours.
If the standard battery pack is fully discharged and your computer is turned on, the
charging time may vary depending on usage.
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If an optional secondary battery pack is installed into the unit bay, it will be charged
together with the standard battery pack. In this case, the standard battery pack is
charged first; then, an optional secondary battery pack is charged.
If the standard and an optional secondary battery packs are fully discharged and
your computer is turned off or in System hibernate, they fully recharge in about 5
hours.
If the standard and an optional secondary battery packs are fully discharged and
your computer is turned on, the charging time may vary depending on usage.
Your computer monitors the internal temperature of the unit. If the
unit gets critically hot, battery charging (which generates some heat)
is interrupted until the temperature decreases. This can account for
slightly longer battery charging times.
You can track the charging status of the battery pack using the battery indicator
located next to the power indicator. When the battery indicator is turned on orange,
the battery pack is being charged. When the battery indicator is turned on green, the
battery pack is fully charged.
Or you can use the battery charge indicator located on the corner of the standard
battery pack. There are 5 indicator lamps, and if you press the button under lamps,
they will show you the charging status. If all 5 lamps are lit, the battery is fully
charged. If only an orange lamp is lit, it will discharge soon.
An optional secondary battery pack also has the battery charge indicator. If you
press a white circle, lamps will show you the charging status. The charging status is
same as that of the standard battery.
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Battery Indicator Status
Capacity Remaining
Orange
Green
All On
80%~100%
Orange
Green
Four On
60%~79%
Orange
Green
Three On
40%~59%
Orange
Green
Two On
20%~39%
Orange
Green
Only Orange On
11%~19%
Orange Blinking
Under 10%
All Off
0%(Empty)
Orange
Green
Orange
Green
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Battery Low Warnings
The battery low warnings are set in Windows Power Options Properties dialog box.
Click Alarms tab, and you can set a Low battery alarm and a Critical battery alarm.
The alarms are triggered when battery charge decreases to a user-defined percentage
set.
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We recommend that you set the Low battery alarm to about 10% and the Critical
battery alarm to about 3-5%. The battery charge percentages are not extremely
accurate and the power consumption of different applications are not identical, so
it’s important to allow for a margin of error. The primary aim is to save your data
before the system shuts down when the battery is fully discharged.
Following the battery low alarms that you have set, we recommend that you save
your work and shut down your computer when there is about 5% of battery charge
remaining. In this condition, you can be confident that you have enough power to
power the hard disk drive, CD-R/RW drive or floppy disk drive and save even the
longest of files.
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After you have shut down your computer in a low battery condition, don’t try to
restart the computer until you have replaced the discharged battery with a charged
battery pack, or connected the computer to a power outlet using the AC adapter.
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Battery Conditioning
If you feel that the battery charge meter in Windows is becoming inaccurate, we
recommend that you ”condition” the battery using the following steps below.
The following procedure helps to keep your battery in good condition
so we suggest that you carry out the procedure each time you
complete about 30 cycles of charging and discharging the battery
pack.
1.
3
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Connect your computer to a power outlet with the AC adapter. Leave the
computer connected to the power outlet until the battery indicator turns green to
indicate that the battery is fully charged.
Turn on the computer.
When the message <ESC> for Diagnostic screen, <F2> for Setup appears,
press F2 to enter the setup utility.
In the Power page of the setup utility, highlight the item Power Management
Control. Press the Space bar to change the value of this item to Disabled.
Go to the Exit page of the setup utility, highlight Exit Saving Changes and press
Enter. Press Enter again when the dialog asks for confirmation.
When the system restarts and the Sharp logo and prompt appear, press F2 again
to enter the setup utility.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the computer and leave the computer turned
on and the setup utility open until the battery completely discharges and the
computer shuts down automatically.
Connect the AC adapter to the computer and leave it connected until the battery
is fully charged.
After you have completed the conditioning procedure, return the power
management setting in the setup utility to the original state.
The whole conditioning process will take about 9 hours if only a standard battery
pack is installed.
If an optional secondary battery pack is installed, it will be conditioned together
with the standard battery pack. In this case, it will take about 16 hours to complete
the process.
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Removing a Standard Battery Pack
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the computer and close the display cover.
Turn the computer over and lay on a soft surface.
On the base of the computer, locate the battery pack and the battery lock
button.
Slide the battery lock button to the unlocked position.
Lift battery pack out of
battery compartment
Battery release lever
Battery lock button
3
Battery pack
5.
6.
7.
Slide the battery release lever towards the back and hold it, this will release and
lift the right edge of the battery pack out of the compartment.
Grab the edge of the battery pack and lift it out of the battery compartment.
You can release the battery release lever once the battery pack is partially
removed.
Remove the battery completely.
For installing a standard battery pack, see Installing Battery pack of
chapter 1.
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Programmable Power Management
Your computer supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power management
Interface) which is a powerful feature of the Windows Me operating system.
Therefore you can select and control all the power management of your computer
through the Windows Power Options Properties application in Windows Control
Panel.
If you ever run your computer using an operating system that does
not have ACPI, you can use the power management features that
are built into the system hardware. You can select and control these
routines using the setup utility. See Power Page in Chapter 8 for
more information.
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Running the Power Options properties Application
To show the Power Options Properties dialog box:
1. From the Start menu, select Settings - Control Panel.
2. Double-click Power Options to display the Power Options Properties window.
If you cannot find Power Options, click view all Control Panel options to show
the icon.
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Intel
 SpeedStep
 Technology
You can control processor core speed to reduce the power consumption with Intel
or
icon and select Adjust Properties to
Speed Step technology. Right-click
change the performance.
Setting Power Schemes
The Power Options Properties dialog box opens on the Power Schemes tab. You
can use this dialog box to create and name different Power Schemes. For each
Power Scheme, you can use the drop down menus to set the timeouts for Turn off
monitor, Turn off hard disks, System stand by, or System Hibernate.
A timeout defines the length of time a component remains inactive before it is
automatically turned off. For example, if you set the System stand by to 10 minutes,
your computer will automatically enter System standby mode if it is inactive for 10
minutes. If you set Turn off monitor to 5 minutes, the display will turn off
automatically if there is no video activity for 5 minutes.
You can create one set of timeouts that function when the computer is connected to
a power outlet with the AC adapter, and another set of timeouts that function when
the computer is running on battery power.
About System Stand by Mode
In System Stand by mode, practically all devices are powered down with the
exception of the system memory, the video memory, the PC Card controller and
the system realtime clock, and the current condition of the computer is stored in
RAM.
In this mode, the computer remains active but with the minimum possible power
consumption. You can return to full power by operating the computer again.
About System Hibernate Mode
System Hibernate mode is really another way of turning off your computer. When
your computer enters System Hibernate mode, the contents of your computer's
memory are copied to your hard disk drive as a file. When the contents of the
memory have been safely stored to disk, your computer turns off. The next time the
computer resumes from System Hibernate, the file on the hard disk is quickly read
into memory. In just a few moments your computer appears exactly as it was when
your computer enters System Hibernate mode last time.
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3
Supporting System Hibernate
To support System Hibernate mode, make sure Enable hibernate support is checked
in Hibernate tab of Power Options Properties dialog box.
Entering System Stand by/Hibernate
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Your computer will enter System Stand by/Hibernate under several sets of
conditions as follows:
• The System stand by/System hibernates timeout in the Power Options
Properties dialog box elapses.
• Hot keys Fn+F12 are pressed.
This functions if you perform the following:
1. In the Power Options Properties dialog box, select Advanced tab.
2. Select Hibernate or Stand By in When I press the sleep button on my
computer.
3. Click Apply and OK.
• The display cover is closed when no external monitor is connected to the
computer.
This functions if you perform the following:
1. In the Power Options Properties dialog box, select Advanced tab.
2. Select Hibernate or Stand By in When I close the lid of my portable
computer:
3. Click Apply and OK.
• The power button is pressed.
This functions if you perform the following:
1. In the Power Options properties dialog box, select Advanced tab.
2. Select Hibernate or Stand By in When I press the power button on my
computer.
3. Click Apply and OK.
• You select Stand by or Hibernate in Shut Down Windows dialog box.
Resuming from System Stand by/Hibernate
Resuming from System Stand by
Your computer will resume from System Stand by if you operate the computer
again.
Resuming from System Hibernate
Your computer will resume from System Hibernate if the power button is pressed.
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Power Meter
Click on the Power Meter tab of the Power Options Properties window to show the
battery charge meter. You can also display this information by clicking on the
battery meter icon displayed on the right side of the Windows taskbar.
Advanced Options
Click on the Advanced tab of the Power Options Properties window to display the
advanced options.
Using the check boxes you can turn the battery icon on the taskbar on or off, and
you can install password protection for resuming the system from System Stand
by/System hibernates.
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Power Management Hot-keys
In addition to the programmable power management, you can use the power
management hot-keys to directly control the power consumption of your computer
with just a keystroke.
Fn
Fn
+
+
F11
Turns off the display
F12
Puts the system into System Stand by/Hibernate
or powered off
Note that you can also reduce power consumption by decreasing
the screen brightness and decreasing the audio volume using the
brightness and volume hot-keys.
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CHAPTER 4
Connecting Peripherals
This chapter describes how to connect your computer to peripheral devices using
the input/output ports on the edges of your computer. To ensure correct operation,
follow the instructions given in this chapter, and always read the instructions given
with the peripheral device as well.
Using Peripheral Devices
You can connect and use the peripheral devices shown in the overview on the
following page. As these devices are manufactured by a third-party, it is a good idea
to verify that they operate correctly when connected to your computer before you
purchase them. Your computer vendor can probably recommend reliable brands that
are compatible with your system.
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Be sure to turn off the computer and the peripheral device before
connecting them (except when connecting USB devices, IEEE
1394 devices or inserting PC cards).
Some devices have to be turned on after the computer is turned
on.
Some devices require special drivers or other software before
they operate correctly.
Connecting Peripheral Guidelines
1.
2.
3.
Turn off the computer and the peripheral device (except when connecting a
USB device, IEEE 1394 device, or inserting a PC card).
Connect the cable from the peripheral device into the appropriate I/O port of
the computer. If the cable has locking screws, tighten them.
Turn on the peripheral device and then turn on the computer.
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Connecting Peripherals Overview
The illustration below shows many of the peripheral devices that can be connected
to your computer.
Microphone jack
Audio output jack
PC card slot
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IEEE 1394 port
USB port
Modem jack
External monitor port
USB (Universal Serial Bus) port
LAN Jack
PS/2 Port
RS-232C Serial port
Parallel (printer)/FDD port
For information on using the modem or LAN jack, see the following chapter
Chapter 5 Communication Functions.
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Using PC Cards
Your computer has PC card slots on the left side. The PC card slots accept type-I,
type-II, and type-III PC cards. It also supports the 32-bit CardBus standard
compliant PC card. You can insert a combination of two type-I or type-II cards
simultaneously. Because of the thickness of a type-III card, you can only use a
single type-III card at a time.
You can use PC cards to add many different features to your computer such as a
SCSI host adapter, and so on.
If you use a PC card to add a feature that already exists on your
computer, such as a fax/modem, this may cause problems as the
devices compete for limited resources.
Some PC cards can draw power from the system even when they are
not being used. If you are operating your computer on battery power,
we recommend that you remove PC cards from the PC card slot when
you are not using them.
Inserting a PC Card
1.
2.
Hold the card with the label side up. Most cards are marked with an arrow to
show which of the narrow edges inserts into the slot.
Insert the card into an empty slot and press it firmly so that it engages with the
connector inside the slot. The PC card edge should be flush with the side of the
computer when it is fully inserted.
PC card
PC card slot
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If you plan on using a type-III PC card, all other cards must be
removed first. You can only use a single type-III card at a time.
Configuring a PC Card
The Windows operating system immediately detects the insertion of the card.
If Windows recognizes the card, it automatically loads any drivers required by the
card, and allocates any resources that are required by the card. Windows usually
displays a New Hardware Found dialog box that tells you that the card has been
successfully configured. The next time you use the card, Windows configures it
automatically without interruption.
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If Windows cannot recognize the card, or lacks the drivers or software to run the
card, an Add New Hardware Wizard appears. Follow the prompts of the series of
dialog boxes generated by the Add New Hardware Wizard. If a dialog box asks for
the location of drivers or software, you can click the Have Disk button and browse
to the location of the software. The next time you use the card, Windows configures
it automatically without interruption.
When a card is inserted, the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon ( ) appears on the
taskbar. You can double click the icon to open the Unplug or Eject Hardware
dialog box and see the status of the PC card.
If you have installed a storage-type memory card, your computer
allocates a drive name to the card. Check the My Computer window
to identify the card’s drive name.
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Removing a PC Card
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Click the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon in the taskbar.
Click Stop xxxxx. Xxxx is your card name.
Click OK in Safe To Remove Hardware dialog box.
Push the eject button so that it sticks out from the side of the computer.
Push the eject card button straight into the chassis to force the card from the
slot.
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Push eject button straight into the
chassis to force the card from the slot
6.
Remove the card; then, push the eject card button all the way into the computer
chassis for safekeeping.
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Connecting an External Monitor
You can connect an external monitor to your computer and then display the video
output to either the built-in screen, the external monitor, or a simultaneous display
to both the monitor and the LCD screen. To display images on both displays
simultaneously, use the 1280 x 1024 resolution.
Connecting the monitor
1.
2.
Place the monitor in a suitable location and plug it into a power outlet.
Connect the video cable from the monitor to the 15-pin external monitor port
on the rear edge of your computer.
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External monitor port
3.
4.
Turn on the monitor and turn on the computer.
The video output appears on both the built-in screen and the external monitor.
See the following section for information on switching the display.
Switching the Display
You can switch the display using the Display Properties dialog box or the hot keys
Fn+F5. We recommend that you use the Display Properties dialog box initially so
that you can make adjustments to the monitor resolution and refresh rate if required.
Switching with Software
1. Right click on an empty part of the Windows desktop to pull down a menu and
click on Properties to open the Display Properties dialog box.
2. Click on the Settings tab and then click on the Advanced button
3. Click on the Displays tab to display the Properties window illustrated next
page.
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4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Use the green button to turn on or off the display to the built-in screen (called
Panel in this window) and the external monitor (called Monitor in this window).
Click on Apply and verify that the display is the way you want it.
If you want to adjust the appearance of an external monitor, click on the
Monitor button and make changes to the Screen Position, Size, and
Synchronization.
Click on Apply and verify that the display is the way you want it, then click on
OK. You can name the current scheme and assign a hotkey to later quickly
change the display settings to this scheme.
Click on OK to exit the Properties dialog box.
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Switching with Hot-keys
After switching the display with software in the first instance, you can then use the
display switching hot-keys
Fn
+
F5
Switch display between the built-in screen, an
external monitor, and a simultaneous display
When you connect an external monitor and turn on the computer, the system
defaults to a simultaneous display on the built-in screen.
Press Fn+F5 one time
Press Fn+F5 two times
Press Fn+F5 three times
Video display to built-in screen only
Video display to external monitor only
Video display to both built-in screen and
external monitor
Don’t try to use the display switching hot-keys while your computer is
booting. It might cause the system to malfunction.
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Connecting an Audio Equipment and a Microphone
You can connect audio equipment or headphones to your computer so that you can
listen to audio. When you plug an audio equipment or headphones into the
headphone jack, the built-in speaker in the computer cabinet is automatically turned
off.
You can connect a microphone for better recording quality. When you connect an
external microphone through the microphone jack, the built-in microphone is also
automatically turned off.
Audio output jack
Microphone jack
You can adjust the recording and playback volume by double-clicking on the
loudspeaker icon on the right side of the taskbar.
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Connecting USB Devices
USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices are increasing in availability, and include many
different types of device such as keyboards, pointing devices, digital cameras, and
so on. Your computer has two USB ports, one is located on the left side, another
one located on the rear side of the unit.
Many different USB devices can be connected to your computer through every
single USB port. All you need to do is connect a USB hub to one of the USB ports.
A USB hub is a USB device that has a series of spare USB ports available for use
by multiple devices.
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Rear side USB port
Left side USB port
To remove USB devices, you may need to perform the following before you remove
them:
1.
Click the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon in the taskbar.
2.
Click Stop xxxxx. Xxxx is your device name.
3.
Click OK in Safe To Remove Hardware dialog box.
If you use the USB port to install a pointing device or a keyboard,
the built-in glide pad and the built-in keyboard remain active.
Connecting a Printer
Most printers connect through the parallel/FDD port on the rear side of your
computer.
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Parallel/FDD port
Installing a Printer Driver
After you have connected the printer to your computer through the parallel/FDD
port, install a printer driver following the steps below:
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
From the Start menu, select Settings - Printers.
Double-click the Add Printer icon. The Add Printer Wizard appears.
Click Next.
Confirm Local printer is selected and click Next.
Select the manufacturer and the printer and then 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 more information.
Select LPT1 and click Next.
Read the message and click Next.
Click the Finish button. If you have checked the Print Test Page box, make
sure that the printer is ready before clicking the Finish button.
Parallel Port Settings
The parallel port on your computer can support different kinds of parallel
communications, including bi-directional, EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port) and ECP
(Extended Capabilities Port). If your printer supports the faster transmission of EPP
or ECP, use the system setup utility to change the settings of the parallel port. See
Advanced Page in Chapter 8 for more information.
Connecting a Serial Device
The RS-232C 9-pin serial port on the rear side of the unit can be used to connect
your computer to serial devices such as a pointing device or a fax/modem. This port
is identified as COM1 and is 16550-compatible.
Connecting a Serial Device
Connect the cable from the serial device to the 9-pin serial port on the rear side of
your computer.
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RS-232C Serial port
External Pointing Device
If you are connecting a serial mouse which is Windows compliant, the computer
should detect the new hardware and take you through the process of installing the
hardware. If Windows does not recognize your serial mouse, you will need to Add
New Hardware. You can have Windows search for the mouse or you can set up the
mouse manually. If Windows does not have drivers for your mouse, you can use a
standard driver, or use a disk provided by the mouse manufacturer.
Serial Devices
The serial port also allows you to connect external devices such as a modem or a
scanner to your computer. Devices connected to the unit while the power is powered
up, may not work reliably. Connect devices to the serial port while the computer is
turned off. This allows the computer to prepare itself and to device to operate
together.
Serial Port Settings
The settings of the serial port on your computer can be changed using the system
setup utility. See Advanced Page in Chapter 8 for more information.
Connecting a PS/2 Keyboard or Pointing
Device
You can use the mini-DIN PS/2 port on the rear side of the computer to connect a
PS/2 keyboard or pointing device. Built-in keyboard remains active while you
connect an external PS/2 keyboard.
You can disable the built-in glide pad while you connect the external PS/2 mouse.
Set Pointing Device to Enabled in the Main menu of the Setup utility if you want to
enable both the built-in glide pad and the external pointing device. See chapter 8 for
more information.
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PS/2 port
Connecting an IEEE 1394 Device
You can use the IEEE 1394 port on the left side of the computer to connect a host of
devices. The IEEE 1394 is a digital interface for handling digital video, digital
audio and other data in two directions between devices, and for controlling other
equipment.
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IEEE 1394 port
When two or more IEEE 1394 compatible devices are connected to the computer in
a daisy chain, operations and data transactions are possible with not only the
equipment that is directly connected, but also with other devices via the directly
connected device.
The baud rate for the IEEE 1394 port varies from 100Mbps to 400Mbps.
To remove IEEE 1394 devices, you may need to perform the following before you
remove them:
1.
Click the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon in the taskbar.
2.
Click Stop xxxxx. Xxxx is your device name.
3.
Click OK in Safe To Remove Hardware dialog box.
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CHAPTER 5
Communication Functions
Your computer has two important features that let you establish communications
with other computers and devices. The built-in modem lets you connect to the
telephone system so that you can communicate with the whole world through the
internet, e-mail, etc,. The built-in LAN adapter lets you join your computer to a local
are network for sharing data.
Built-in Modem
You can use the built-in modem for data transfer, or use it to establish a dial-up
connection to the internet through an Internet Service Provider.
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•
•
The built-in modem on your computer is designed for regular
analog telephone lines. The modem may be damaged if it is
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
Connect your modem to a telephone line as follows:
1.
2.
Turn off your computer.
Locate the modem jack on the left side of your computer.
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Modem jack
3.
4.
5.
Plug one end of the telephone cable supplied with your computer into the
modem jack. (If the cable is fitted with a core, plug the end of the cable nearest
the core into the computer.)
Plug the other end of the cable into a wall telephone socket.
Turn on your computer.
Connect to the telephone line directly. Do not use a distributor or
allotter.
Configuring the Modem
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You may have already configured your modem during Windows Me Personal Setup.
Otherwise, make the necessary adjustments as shown below.
Telephony Configuration
1.
2.
3.
From the Start menu, select Settings - Control Panel.
Double-click the Telephony icon. If you cannot find the icon, click view all
Control Panel options to show the icon.
In the Dialing Properties dialog box, type in the details about your location and
dialing properties.
The drivers under the Telephony Drivers tab are pre-installed.
Internet Connection
Windows Me has a special Internet Connection Wizard to help you get connected to
the internet with ease. Simply double-click on the Connect to the Internet icon on the
Windows desktop. If you plan on connecting to the internet by using the modem to
dial an Internet Service Provider (ISP), have your account information and dial-up
number ready before you begin the Internet Connection Wizard.
In some locations, your Windows desktop may be installed with an
icon named Online Services. This folder lets you access Online
Service Providers who can provide internet connection and other
services.
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Dial-Up Networking
To create other dial-up networking accounts:
1.
2.
3.
4.
On the Windows desktop, double-click My Computer icon.
Click Dial-Up Networking.
Click Next.
Follow the prompts of the Make New Connection dialog box to create a new
account.
Hyper Terminal and Phone Dialer
You can find these applications by opening the Start menu and selecting ProgramsAccessories- Communications. HyperTerminal lets you connect to other computer
terminals, for example, Bulletin Boards. Phone Dialer lets you store and dial
numbers for quick access.
Modem Settings
The settings for your modem are pre-installed in the Windows operating system
installed on your computer. In normal circumstances you do not have to make
changes to the modem settings. If you need to make changes follow this procedure:
1.
From the Start menu, select Settings - Control Panel.
2.
Double-click Modems icon. If you cannot find the icon, click view all Control
Panel options to show the icon.
3.
Use the General and Diagnostics tabs to display the settings of your modem
and make changes if necessary.
Power Management
For modem communications it is a good idea to disable any power management that
is running. Uploading or downloading large files can take quite some time and you
might lose data if your computer enters System Stand by/Hibernate in the middle of a
transmission.
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LAN unit
You can use the LAN unit for data transfer and communications over a local area
network.
Connecting the computer to a local area network
Connect your computer to a local area network as follows:
1.
2.
Turn off your computer.
Locate the LAN jack on the rear edge of your computer.
LAN jack
3.
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4.
5.
6.
7.
If your computer is provided with the LAN cable, go to the step 5. If with the
core for a LAN cable, go to the next step.
Attach the provided core to one end of your LAN cable. Insert the cable into the
core and put the cable around the core; then, close the core until it clicks.
Plug the core end of the LAN cable into the LAN jack of your computer
Plug the other end of the cable into a network hub or another computer.
Turn on your computer.
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If your computer is provided with the LAN cable, always use that
cable. If with the core for a LAN cable, make sure to attach the
provided core to your LAN cable before use.
Configuring the Network Settings
You can click on the Network icon in the Control Panel to check the networking
configurations that are currently in place on your system and to make modifications.
You will see information specific to the network adapter built-in your computer.
In order to successfully join a network, after the computer has been physically
connected, you need at least define a protocol, which controls how information is
transferred between your computer and others on the network. Refer to your network
administrator for network specifications.
You will also see a button that allows you to set up your computer for file and/or
printer sharing. If you want to allow your files or printer to be shared on the network,
you can set up the file and printer sharing as described in the section below.
Once you have successfully established the network settings for your system, you can
click on the My Network Places icon on your desktop. You can use this folder just as
you would My Computer. Resources on the network available to you can be accessed
through this folder.
Sharing
If you want to make files on your computer available to another computer, or if you
want to allow another system to print to a printer attached to your unit, you will need
to set up your system for sharing.
1.
2.
3.
Double-click on the Network icon in the Control Panel to show Networking
dialog box.
Click on the File and Print Sharing button. You will be asked to decide if you
want to allow file sharing, print sharing, or both, click on the appropriate
checkboxes.
You have now established the file and print sharing for your computer. You can
click OK to exit the Network utility, you might be asked to reboot.
If you want to allow access to certain files on your system, you will need to designate
those files for sharing.
1.
2.
3.
On the Windows desktop, double-click My Computer icon, and access the drive
containing the folders that you want to share.
Identify the folders that you want to share.
Right click on the folder and click on the Sharing option of the pop-up menu.
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4.
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You will now be asked to establish the kind of access you want to allow to this
folder. You should consider who will be using the access and why, and establish
the necessary password. Keep in mind that shared folders will be accessible to
any machine that establishes a network connection with your computer.
CHAPTER 6
Changing or Adding Options
This chapter describes how you can change or add two important optional items to
your computer; a memory card and a port replicator.
Adding a Memory Module
Your computer comes complete with 128 MB of main memory. This is plenty of
memory for most applications. However, if you want to enjoy the increased
performance that extra memory can bring, you can easily add a memory module to
your system using the spare memory compartment in the base of your computer.
The memory compartment can be installed with an industry-standard SODIMM
(Small Outline Dual In-line Memory Module). You can install a memory module
with 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB or even 128 MB in the memory compartment. Follow
the steps below.
1.
2.
Turn off your computer, disconnect the AC adapter, and close the display
cover.
Turn your computer over and locate the memory module compartment cover
and the screws that secures the cover in place.
Screw securing the
compartment cover
Memory module
compartment
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3.
Use a small, Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screws. Lift the cover
from the memory module compartment using the indent on one side of the
compartment cover.
4.
Hold the memory module over the memory module compartment. The edge
connector on the module is divided into two unequal parts and the edge
connector slot inside the memory module compartment is also divided into two
unequal parts. Position the module so that the edge connector on the module
matches the edge connector slot in the compartment.
Hold the module at a slight angle to the base of the unit and insert the edge
connector into the edge connector slot.
5.
Memory module
Edge connector
on module
Edge connector slot
6.
After the module is inserted into the slot, press it down flat into the
compartment so that the spring latches inside the compartment grip the edges
of the memory module and hold it in place.
7.
Replace the compartment cover and secure it with the screws.
8.
Restart your computer.
9.
From the Start menu, select Settings – Control Panel.
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10.
Double-click System icon. If you cannot find the icon, click view all Control
Panel options.
11.
Click General tab. You can see new memory status.
Removing a Memory Module
1.
Follow the steps from 1 to 3 of Adding a Memory Module.
2.
Press the spring latches apart so that the memory module pops out of the
compartment and then pull the edge connector of the module free from the
edge connector slot.
3.
Remove the memory module.
4.
Go back to the step 7 of Adding a Memory Module.
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Using the Optional Port Replicator
(may not be available in some countries)
The optional port replicator (model CE-DS03) provides a convenient “parking
place” for your computer on your desktop or working area. It duplicates the ports on
the rear side of your computer and adds extra ports as well. You can leave
peripheral devices permanently connected to the port replicator. When you dock
your computer to the replicator, all the devices are instantly available.
About the Port Replicator
The port replicator is a plug and play device. It supports cold and warm docking.
Cold docking means that you must turn off your computer before docking it to the
port replicator. Warm docking means that you must let your computer to System
Standby/Hibernate before docking it to the port replicator. When you restart or
resume your computer, Windows will automatically configure the devices that are
connected to the replicator and automatically assign resources as they are required.
Speakers
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Disconnect
button
Guide pin
Disconnect
button
Docking
connector
Guide pin
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Port Replicator Ports
The port replicator ports are all located on the back side.
PS/2
Keyboard USB
LAN jack
PS/2
Mouse
Parallel/FDD
Microphone
Audio-out
RS-232C Serial
External Monitor
Audio-in
AC Adapter
Docking and Undocking
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Your computer has a connector in the base of the unit that automatically engages
with the docking connector on the port replicator. The connector on the base of the
computer is protected by a spring-loaded cover. The cover opens automatically
when you dock the computer with the port replicator.
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Before docking your computer to the port replicator, either turn off the computer or
let the computer enter to System Stand by/Hibernate by pressing the hot keys
Fn+F12. After the computer is shut down or in System Stand by/Hibernate, install
the computer in the port replicator. The guide pins ensure that the computer is
positioned correctly. Restart your computer or resume from System Hibernate by
pressing the power button, or resume from System Standby by pressing any key.
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To undock the computer, turn off or let your computer enter System Stand
by/Hibernate, press down on the two disconnect buttons to disconnect the computer,
and then lift the computer from the port replicator.
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CHAPTER 7
Security Features
This chapter describes how to protect your computer against unauthorized use, and
theft.
Passwords
Setting a password will help protect against unauthorized access to your computer.
When password protection is correctly set, you can leave your computer turned off
or in System Stand by/Hibernate. No unauthorized users can restart the system
without typing in the correct password.
If you lose or forget your password while password protection is
enabled, you lose access to your computer. Make sure you select a
password that you will not forget, or keep a record of your password
in a secure place. Otherwise, you must ask your dealer for assistance.
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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,
turn it on again, and enter the correct password.
Supervisor Password and User Password
Your computer supports two different levels of password security; Supervisor
password and User password. A User password cannot be set unless a Supervisor
password has already been activated. When a Supervisor and a User password are
set, the holder of the User password has limitations on the use of the computer, that
are controlled by the holder of the Supervisor password.
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The following items can only be changed if you know the Supervisor password.
Advanced page
Security page
Power page
Boot page
Exit page
All items
Set Supervisor Password
Password on Boot
Floppy Disk Access
Resume on Modem Ring
Resume on Time
All items
Load Setup Defaults
Setting the Password in the Setup Utility
1.
In the Security menu of the setup utility, select Set Supervisor Password or Set
User Password and press Enter.
2.
Type your password (up to eight characters), and press Enter.
3.
Type the same password again, and press Enter.
4.
When the confirmation message appears, press Enter.
5.
Press Esc and select Exit Saving Changes.
6.
Press Enter twice. The system restarts and asks for the password you have set.
If you use the computer personally
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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.
Changing or 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.
To change the password, type in the new password and press Enter. To delete
the password, just press Enter.
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4.
To change the password, type the new password again and press Enter. To
delete the password, just press Enter again.
5.
When the confirmation message appears, press Enter.
6.
Press Esc and select Exit Saving Changes.
7.
Press Enter twice. The system restarts.
Password Requirements
If you have enabled Password on boot in the Security page of the setup utility, the
system will ask for a password when the system starts. If a user password is entered,
then the user has limited access to the floppy disk drive as set by the holder of the
supervisor password.
When the setup utility is opened, a password is required. If a user password is
entered, the user does not get access to some items shown in Supervisor Password
and User Password on the previous page.
Setting a Password for System Stand by/Hibernate Resume
Use the Windows Power Options Properties program to set a password that must be
entered in order to resume the system from a system stand by/hibernate mode. If you
have already installed a Windows password you can skip steps 1-4.
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6.
7.
From the Start menu, select Settings - Control Panel.
Double-click Passwords to open Passwords Properties dialog box. If you
cannot find the icon, click view all Control Panel options to show the icon.
Use the Change Passwords tab to install a password for windows.
Restart your computer to complete the password installation.
Return to the Control Panel. Double-click the Power Options to open the
Power Options Properties dialog box.
Click Advanced tab, and check Prompt for password when computer goes off
standby and hibernate.
Click Apply and OK.
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Using a Security Cable
You can prevent theft by connecting a laptop security cable to a fixed object and
locking the other end of the cable in the slot on the left side of the computer.
Slot for security cable
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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 six menu pages, as follows:
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Main:
Configures basic system
Advanced: Configures device interface (I/O ports, etc.)
Security:
Set password and security system
Power:
Configures power management (battery saving settings)
Boot:
Defines where the system boots from
Exit:
Exits the setup utility or returns to the default values
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Entering and Exiting the Setup Utility
1. Turn on the computer.
2. When the message <ESC> for Diagnostic screen, <F2> for Setup appears,
press F2.
3. Change the desired settings.
4. Press Esc to select the Exit Page.
5. Select one of the exit methods, and press Enter.
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6. When the message Setup Confirmation appears, press Enter again. The system
restarts.
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:
Use the Left and Right cursor arrow keys to choose the pages from the Main menu
bar to the Exit menu across the top of the screen.
Use the Up and Down cursor arrow keys to select the items on each page.
Use the Space bar, F6 key or Shift plus Plus keys to cycle forwards through the
values that can be installed for each item.
Use the Minus or F5 key to cycle backwards through the values that can be
installed for each item.
Use the Esc key to display the Exit page of the setup utility.
Use the F9 key to install the items of the setup utility with default values.
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Use the F10 key to save the changes and exit the setup utility.
On items marked with a triangular pointer (), press Enter to display a sub-menu.
Press Esc to close the sub-menu and return to the original page.
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Main Page
System Date Defines the system date, using the format month:day:year. The Tab
key moves the cursor, and the Space bar, F6 key or Shift plus Plus keys and F5
key or Minus keys change numbers.
System Time Defines the system time, using the format hour:minute:second (24hour format). The Tab key moves the cursor, and the Space bar, F6 key or Shift
plus Plus keys and F5 key or Minus keys change numbers.
Floppy Disk Drive Always sets to 1.44MB,3½. You cannot change this item.
Primary Master Shows the hard disk drive status. Press Enter to display the
primary master sub-menu. Type is set to Auto so that the system automatically
detects the hard disk drive in your system. Press Esc to return to the Main page.
Secondary Master Shows the CD-R/RW drive status. Press Enter to display the
secondary master sub-menu. Type is set to Auto so that the system automatically
detects the CD-R/RW drive in your system. Press Esc to return to the Main page.
Display Device Selection Determines where the video is displayed when the system
is first started. It is recommended to leave this at the default value LCD&CRT.
Resolution Expansion Enables the system to add extra pixels to screen resolutions
that are less than 1400x1050 so that they occupy the whole area of the built-in
display if set to Enabled. Note that resolution expansion causes some distortion of
the image on the screen.
Pointing Device Enables or disables the glide pad built into your system. Auto
means the built-in glide pad is disabled if an external PS/2 mouse is connected when
the system starts.
Boot Options Configures the status of system when starting. Press Enter to display
the Boot Options sub-menu. If Quiet boot is Enabled, the system displays the Sharp
logo screen. If Summary screen is Enabled, the system shows a hardware summary
at start-up time. If NumLock is Disabled and an external PS/2 keyboard is
connected, keys with blue legends on the built-in keyboard are disabled. If set to
Enabled, those of both an external PS/2 and built-in keyboard are enabled. Press
Esc to return to the Main page.
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System Memory Shows the size of conventional memory.
Extended Memory Shows the size of extended memory beyond 1 MB.
Advanced Page
Serial port A Sets the RS-232C serial port, selecting the base I/O address. Enabled
means that you can set the item by yourself. Auto means that the item is
automatically assigned. Disabled means that you cannot use the port.
Parallel port Sets the printer port, selecting the mode, the base I/O address and
DMA channel. Enabled means that you can set the items by yourself. Auto means
the items except the Mode are automatically assigned. Disabled means that you
cannot use the port.
Mode Specifies the LPT port mode: Bi-directional, ECP (Extended Capabilities
Port mode), EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port mode) or Output only.
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Security Page
See Chapter 7 for detailed information on setting passwords in the
Security page. Under some password settings, not all items are
available to all users.
Supervisor Password Is Shows the current status of the supervisor password.
User Password Is Shows the current status of the user password You cannot set the
user password unless you have set the supervisor password.
Set Supervisor Password Sets the supervisor password (up to eight characters).
Set User Password Sets the user password (up to eight characters). You cannot set
the user password unless you have set the supervisor password.
If you lose or forget your password while password protection is
enabled, you lose access to your computer. Make sure you select a
password that you will not forget, or you keep a record of your
password in a secure place. Otherwise, you must ask 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.
Floppy Disk Access Defines who can access the floppy disk drive. Supervisor
means that only the user who knows the supervisor password can access the floppy
disk drive. User means everyone can access the floppy disk drive.
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Power Page
Because your computer supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power
management Interface), a powerful feature of the Windows Me operating system,
the power management for your system is controlled by the Windows OS and the
items on this page have no function. See Chapter 3 for information on using the
Windows Power Option Properties program.
If you install your computer with an alternative operating system that does not have
ACPI, you can use the items on this page to manage power on your system.
CPU Speed Mode Lets you adjust processor core speed. Auto means CPU speed is
high when connected to AC power, and low when using the battery. High means
CPU speed is always high, and Low means the speed is always low.
Power Management Control Lets you enable or disable all the power
management, or have it operate only when you are using the battery.
Power Saving Mode Lets you set Battery Life (short timeouts for aggressive power
management), Performance (long timeouts for relaxed power management), or
Customized (lets you define your own timeout settings using the three items below).
Video power down after Sets the timeout for the built-in display to powerdown if
you have chosen Customized in Power Savings Mode.
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HD power down after Sets the timeout for a hard disk drive powerdown if you
have chosen Customized in Power Savings Mode.
Auto Suspend Timeout Sets the timeout for suspend mode if you have chosen
Customized in Power Savings Mode.
Suspend Mode Lets you set how your system will suspend when a suspend mode is
initiated. Your computer can either suspend to RAM or suspend to disk.
Battery Low Suspend Enables the system to automatically enter suspend mode
when battery charge is critically low if set to Enabled.
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Resume on Modem Ring Enables the system to resume from suspend mode when
an incoming call is received by the modem if set to Enabled.
Resume on Time Enables the system to resume from suspend mode by an alarm set
on the computer’s realtime clock if set to Enabled.
Resume Time Sets the alarm time if you have enabled the Resume on Time .
Cooling Control Determines how the system controls the thermal management of
your system. If you select Performance, the system turns on the cooling fan first
when cooling is required. It only throttles the processor if further cooling is
required. If you select Silence, the system throttles the processor first when cooling
is required. It only turns on the cooling fan if further cooling is required.
Boot Page
The Boot page shows the order of preference your system follows when it seeks an
operating system at start-up time. To change the order, highlight an item and then
use the Shift plus Plus keys to move it up, or Minus key to move it down the list.
Exit Page
Exit Saving Changes Saves the settings you have changed and exits the Setup
Utility.
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Exit without saving Exits the Setup Utility without saving the changes you made
during the current session.
Load Setup Defaults Returns the values of all items to default. To exit, select one
of the above items.
Load Previous Setting Returns the values of all items to the values you last saved.
Save Changes Saves the settings you have changed.
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Appendix 1: Troubleshooting
This appendix describes how to troubleshoot problems with your computer.
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.
You can also refer to the Windows Me manual or Windows Help program to solve
the problem. To access the Help program, select Help from the Start menu. It also
gives you an Index.
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
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.
Trouble when Starting
Question: Why doesn't the power button function?
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Make sure the AC power cable is correctly connected to a live power outlet.
If the computer is operating with batteries, the batteries may be discharged.
Connect the computer to a power outlet.
Question: Why doesn't Windows start?
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Check whether the floppy disk drive unit 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 Floppy
Disk is set to the first in the Boot menu of the setup utility.
Check whether the CD-R/RW drive unit contains a bootable CD-ROM. Remove
the CD-ROM from the drive and press any key.
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 unit and check the status of your
hard disk drive.
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 unit; then check the condition of the hard disk.
Trouble with the Display
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 battery pack, make sure it 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 display is on by pressing Fn+F11.
If you still have the problem after trying the above, press the power button 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 the above procedure, use the reset
switch on the bottom of your computer and turn off the system. Wait five
seconds and turn the computer back on.
Question: Why does the external monitor display nothing?
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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.
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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 is the image on an external monitor display distorted?
Trouble with the Hard Disk
Question: Why can't I read or write data to/from the hard disk?
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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.
Trouble with Floppy Disks
Question: Why can't I read/use a floppy disk?
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Confirm the floppy disk drive unit is correctly inserted into the optional floppy
disk drive box or the unit bay.
Confirm the floppy disk is inserted correctly.
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.
Troubleshooting
Trouble with the Keyboard or 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 button for more than
four seconds to turn off the system. Five seconds later, turn the computer on.
If you still cannot turn off the system with the power button, use the reset
switch on the bottom of your computer to turn off the system. Five seconds
later, turn on the computer by pressing the power button.
Question: Why doesn't the glide pad function correctly?
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Confirm the surface of the glide pad is completely dry and free from dirt and
grease.
Confirm the item Pointing Device in the Main menu of the setup utility is set to
Enabled.
If the item Pointing Device in the Main menu of the setup utility is set to Auto
and an external PS/2 mouse is connected, remove the mouse and restart your
computer.
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 if 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.
Check whether the printer has enough paper.
Check whether the printer driver is installed.
Make sure Parallel 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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Confirm the device is correctly connected with an appropriate cable.
If using the serial port on the port replicator, confirm the port replicator unit is
connected correctly.
Confirm the application program is compliant with the RS-232C standard
interface.
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Troubleshooting
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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 Serial Port is set appropriately in the Advanced menu of the
setup utility.
Trouble with Communication
Question: Why can't I communicate through the built-in modem?
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Confirm the telephone line is properly connected to the modem telephone
socket.
Confirm the dial settings of Windows Me or communication software are
matched with the telephone line (Example: To access an outside line, first dial
"7" for local, "1" for long distance).
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.
Turn off the power management and screen savers.
Other Troubles
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?
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Check the volume control with the Fn+F8 and Fn+F9 hot keys.
Double-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 disabled 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.
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Appendix 2: Care & Maintenance
This appendix provides you with information on how to maintain your 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.
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Do not use alcohol, benzene, thinner or other strong chemical
agents or solvents that may damage the cabinet.
Never clean the computer while it is turned on.
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.
Glide Pad
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.
Care
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Before traveling, back up your data on floppy disks or other external media.
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Do not travel with the computer powered on. This may result in loss of data
and/or damage to the hard disk drive.
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Disconnect the AC adapter from the computer.
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Bring an extra copy of your backup data.
Do not leave the floppy disk drive in the optional floppy disk drive box
connected to the system when you are traveling.
Fully charge the battery pack and bring the AC adapter and the AC power cord.
Avoid sudden shocks or extreme vibration.
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Appendix 3: Specifications
Parts
CPU
Secondary cache
ROM
RAM
System
Video
Display
Panel
Video controller
Keyboard
Pointing device
Drive
Hard disk
CD-RW
Floppy disk
PC card slots
Audio system
I/O ports
Modem
Power
Specifications
Dimensions
Weight
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Audio
Video
Others
AC adapter
Battery
Battery life
*Battery life
may vary
depending on
usage
Battery
charging time
*Charging time
may vary
depending on
usage
Specifications
Mobile Pentium III 850MHz featuring Intel SpeedStep
Technology
256 KB (Integrated with CPU)
Including system BIOS and VGA BIOS
SDRAM 128MB (expandable to 256 MB)
8 MB
Active Matrix (TFT) color LCD
ATI Rage Mobility M1
IBM compatible keyboard
Glide pad (touch-sensitive control pad with 2 buttons )
IDE interface
Reading:24x max. speed, Writing:8x speed,
Re-writing 4x speed
3.5", 1.44MB/720KB
Type II × 2, or Type III x 1 (PCMCIA 2.1 compliant)
CardBus compliant
Monaural microphone, stereo speakers, sound system compliant
with AC97
Audio output and Microphone jack
External monitor port
USB ports (x 2), modem jack, LAN jack, PS/2 port,
parallel/FDD port, RS-232C serial port, IEEE 1394 port
Data: 56Kbps(receive), 33.6Kbps(send), Fax: 14.4Kbps,
100-240V, 50-60 Hz
Rechargeable lithium ion battery
Standard Battery only
Approximately 2.8hours
Standard and Optional
battery (CE-BL11)
Standard Battery only
Approximately 4.8hours
Turned off/System Hibernate:
about 2.5 hours
Turned on: charging time
may vary depending on
usage.
Standard and Optional
Turned off/System Hibernate:
battery (CE-BL11)
about 5 hours
Turned on: charging time
may vary depending on
usage.
12.2" wide x 9.9" deep x 1.3” high
(309mm x 252mm x 33.3mm)
5.7 lbs (2.6 Kg)
Operating
Environment
Temperature
Humidity
50°F to 95°F (10°C to 35°C)
20% to 80% (non-condensation)
Options(May not be available in some countries)
Specifications
DVD-ROM Drive .................... CE-DV04
Battery Pack ............................. CE-BL11
Floppy Disk Drive Box ............ CE-FC02
Port Replicator ......................... CE-DS03
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