Yamaha P-500 User`s manual

TOSHIBA
Satellite P500 / Satellite P505
Qosmio X500 / Qosmio G60 /
Qosmio X505
Satellite P500D / Satellite P505D
Satellite P507 / Satellite P507D
Portable Personal Computer
User's Manual
Copyright
© 2009 by TOSHIBA Corporation. All rights reserved. Under the copyright
laws, this manual cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior
written permission of TOSHIBA. No patent liability is assumed, with respect
to the use of the information contained herein.
TOSHIBA Satellite P500 / Satellite P505 / Satellite P507, Qosmio X505,
Qosmio X500, Qosmio G60, Satellite P500D / Satellite P505D / Satellite
P507D Series
Portable Personal Computer User's Manual
First edition August 2009
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to civil damages or criminal action. Please comply with copyright laws in
making any reproduction from this manual.
Please note that you may infringe the owner's rights protected by the
copyright laws if you use the screen mode switching functions (e.g. Wide
mode, Wide Zoom mode, etc.) of this product to display enlarged images/
video at coffee shops or hotels for the purposes of profits or providing these
to the public.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected
by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright
protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended
for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized
by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Disclaimer
This manual has been validated and reviewed for accuracy. The
instructions and descriptions it contains are accurate for the TOSHIBA
Satellite P500 / Satellite P505 / Satellite P507, Qosmio X505, Qosmio
X500, Qosmio G60, Satellite P500D / Satellite P505D / Satellite P507D
Series Portable Personal Computer at the time of this manual’s production.
However, succeeding computers and manuals are subject to change
without notice. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for damages incurred directly
or indirectly from errors, omissions or discrepancies between the computer
and the manual.
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Trademarks
IBM is a registered trademark and IBM PC is a trademark of International
Business Machines Corporation.
Windows and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
DirectX, AcriveDesktop, DirectShow, and Windows Media are registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Intel, Intel Core, Celeron, Centrino and Pentium are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United
States and other countries.
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, AMD Turion, AMD Sempron, ATI
Radeon, ATI Mobility Radeon and combinations thereof are trademarks of
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Adobe and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
Bluetooth™ is a registered trademark owned by its proprietor and used by
TOSHIBA under license.
ConfigFree is a trademark of TOSHIBA Corporation.
WinDVD is a trademark of Corel Corporations.
DVD MovieFactory is a trademark of Corel Corporations.
Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
ExpressCard is a trademark of PCMCIA.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Blu-ray Disc is a trademark.
Labelflash(TM) is a trademark of YAMAHA CORPORATION.
Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, and i.LINK are registered trademarks
and i.LINK is a trademark of SonyCorporation.
MultiMediaCard and MMC are trademarks of MultiMediaCard Association.
Photo CD is a trademark of Eastman Kodak.
Secure Digital and SD are trademarks of SD Card Association.
xD-Picture Card is a trademark of Fuji Photo Film, Co., Ltd.
WiMAX, WiMAX Forum, WiMAX Certified, WiMAX Forum Certified, the
WiMAX Forum logo and the WiMAX Forum Certified Logo are trademarks
or registered trademarks of the WiMAX Forum.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Other trademarks and registered trademarks not listed above may be used
in this manual.
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FCC information
FCC notice “Declaration of Conformity Information”
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
■ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
■ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Only peripherals complying with the FCC class B limits may be attached to
this equipment. Operation with non-compliant peripherals or peripherals
not recommended by TOSHIBA is likely to result in interference to radio
and TV reception. Shielded cables must be used between the external
devices and the computer’s external monitor port, USB port, serial port,
parallel port, PS/2 mouse/keyboard port and microphone jack. Changes or
modifications made to this equipment, not expressly approved by
TOSHIBA or parties authorized by TOSHIBA could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
FCC conditions
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Contact
User’s Manual
Address:
TOSHIBA America Information Systems, Inc.
9740 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, California 92618-1697
Telephone:
(949) 583-3000
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EU Conformity Statement
This product and - if applicable - the supplied accessories too are marked
with "CE" and comply therefore with the applicable harmonized European
standards listed under the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC, the EMC
Directive 2004/108/EC and/or R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC.
Responsible for CE“TOSHIBA EUROPE GMBH, Hammfelddamm 8,
marking:
41460 Neuss, Germany.
Manufacturer:
Toshiba Corporation, 1-1 Shibaura 1-chome,
Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-8001, Japan.
The complete official EU CE Declaration can be obtained on following
internet page:
http://epps.toshiba-teg.com/
VCCI Class B Information
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Important Safety Information for Computers with TV
tuner
IEC60950-1/EN60950-1 Information technology equipment - Safety Coaxial cable connection to this computer must only be used if the cable
outer conductive shielding has been grounded by the cable installer at the
building premises as close to the point of cable entrance, or attachment, as
practicable and the connection complies with all local cable installation
requirements that are applicable in your area.
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Modem warning notice
This information is applicable to the models equipped with a built-in
modem.
Conformity Statement
The equipment has been approved to [Council Decision 98/482/EC - "TBR
21"] for pan-European single terminal connection to the Public Switched
Telephone Network (PSTN).
However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in
different countries/regions the approval does not, of itself, give an
unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network
termination point.
In the event of problems, you should contact your equipment supplier in the
first instance.
Network Compatibility Statement
This product is designed to work with, and is compatible with the following
networks. It has been tested to and found to conform with the additional
requirements conditional in EG 201 121.
Germany
ATAAB AN005, AN006, AN007, AN009, AN010 and
DE03, 04, 05, 08, 09,12,14,17
Greece
ATAAB AN005, AN006 and GR01, 02, 03, 04
Portugal
ATAAB AN001, 005, 006, 007, 011 and P03, 04, 08,
10
Spain
ATAAB AN005, 007, 012, and ES01
Switzerland
ATAAB AN002
All other countries/
regions
ATAAB AN003, 004
Specific switch settings or software setup are required for each network,
please refer to the relevant sections of the user guide for more details.
The hookflash (timed break register recall) function is subject to separate
national type approvals. It has not been tested for conformity to national
type regulations, and no guarantee of successful operation of that specific
function on specific national networks can be given.
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Japan regulations
Region selection
If you are using the computer in Japan, technical regulations described in
the Telecommunications Business Law require that you select the Japan
region mode. It is illegal to use the modem in Japan with any other
selection.
Redial
Up to two redial attempts can be made. If more than two redial attempts are
made, the modem will return Black Listed. If you are experiencing problems
with the Black Listed code, set the interval between redials at one minute or
longer.
Japan's Telecommunications Business Law permits up to two redials on
analogue telephones, but the redials must be made within a total of three
minutes.
The internal modem is approved by Japan Approvals Institute for
Telecommunications Equipment.
A06-5003201
2006
N51
This Conexant RD02-D450
PSTN Modem may be
connected to the Telecom
Network
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Pursuant to FCC CFR 47, Part 68:
When you are ready to install or use the modem, call your local telephone
company and give them the following information:
■ The telephone number of the line to which you will connect the modem.
■ The registration number that is located on the device
US : CXSMM01BRD02D450
The FCC registration number of the modem will be found on either the
device which is to be installed, or, if already installed, on the bottom of
the computer outside of the main system label.
■ The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) of the modem, which can vary.
For the REN of your modem, refer to your modem’s label.
The modem connects to the telephone line by means of a standard jack
called the USOC RJ11C.
Type of service
Your modem is designed to be used on standard-device telephone lines.
Connection to telephone company-provided coin service (central office
implemented systems) is prohibited. Connection to party lines service is
subject to state tariffs.
If you have any questions about your telephone line, such as how many
pieces of equipment you can connect to it, the telephone company will
provide this information upon request.
Telephone company procedures
The goal of the telephone company is to provide you with the best service it
can. In order to do this, it may occasionally be necessary for them to make
changes in their equipment, operations, or procedures. If these changes
might affect your service or the operation of your equipment, the telephone
company will give you notice in writing to allow you to make any changes
necessary to maintain uninterrupted service.
If problems arise
If any of your telephone equipment is not operating properly, you should
immediately remove it from your telephone line, as it may cause harm to
the telephone network. If the telephone company notes a problem, they
may temporarily discontinue service. When practical, they will notify you in
advance of this disconnection. If advance notice is not feasible, you will be
notified as soon as possible. When you are notified, you will be given the
opportunity to correct the problem and informed of your right to file a
complaint with the FCC. In the event repairs are ever needed on your
modem, they should be performed by TOSHIBA Corporation or an
authorized representative of TOSHIBA Corporation.
Disconnection
If you should ever decide to permanently disconnect your modem from its
present line, please call the telephone company and let them know of this
change.
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Fax branding
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any
person to use a computer or other electronic device to send any message
via a telephone fax machine 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, other entity or individual sending the message and the telephone
number of the sending machine or such business, other entity or individual.
In order to program this information into your fax modem, you should
complete the setup of your fax software before sending messages.
Use only No.26AWG or larger telecommunication line cord.
Instructions for IC CS-03 certified equipment
1. The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This
certification means that the equipment meets certain
telecommunications network protective, operational and safety
requirements as prescribed in the appropriate Terminal Equipment
Technical Requirements document(s). The Department does not
guarantee the equipment will operate to the user’s satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is
permissible to be connected to the facilities of the local
telecommunications company. The equipment must also be installed
using an acceptable method of connection.
The customer should be aware that compliance with the above
conditions may not prevent degradation of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be coordinated by a
representative designated by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations
made by the user to this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may
give the telecommunications company cause to request the user to
disconnect the equipment.
Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground
connections of the power utility, telephone lines and internal metallic
water pipe system, if present, are connected together. This precaution
may be particularly important in rural areas.
Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves, but
should contact the appropriate electric inspection authority, or electrician,
as appropriate.
2. The user manual of analog equipment must contain the equipment’s
Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) and an explanation notice similar to
the following:
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) of the modem, which can vary.
For the REN of your modem, refer to your modem’s label.
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The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each terminal device
provides an indication of the maximum number of terminals allowed to be
connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may
consist of any combination of devices subject only to the requirement that
the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices does not
exceed 5.
3. The standard connecting arrangement (telephone jack type) for this
equipment is jack type(s): USOC RJ11C.
The IC registration number of the modem is shown below.
Canada: 3652B-RD02D450
Notes for Users in Australia and New Zealand
Modem warning notice for Australia
Modems connected to the Australian telecoms network must have a valid
Austel permit. This modem has been designed to specifically configure to
ensure compliance with Austel standards when the country/region selection
is set to Australia. The use of other country/region setting while the modem
is attached to the Australian PSTN would result in you modem being
operated in a non-compliant manner. To verify that the country/region is
correctly set, enter the command ATI9 which displays the currently active
setting.
To set the country/region permanently to Australia, enter the following
command sequence:
AT+GCI=09
Failure to set the modem to the Australia country/region setting as shown
above will result in the modem being operated in a non-compliant manner.
Consequently, there would be no permit in force for this equipment and the
Telecoms Act 1991 prescribes a penalty of $12,000 for the connection of
non-permitted equipment.
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Notes for use of this device in New Zealand
■ The grant of a Telepermit for a device in no way indicates Telecom
acceptance of responsibility for the correct operation of that device
under all operating conditions. In particular the higher speeds at which
this modem is capable of operating depend on a specific network
implementation which is only one of many ways of delivering high
quality voice telephony to customers. Failure to operate should not be
reported as a fault to Telecom.
■ In addition to satisfactory line conditions a modem can only work
properly if:
a/ it is compatible with the modem at the other end of the call and
b/ the application using the modem is compatible with the application
at the other end of the call - e.g., accessing the Internet requires
suitable software in addition to a modem.
■ This equipment shall not be used in any manner which could constitute
a nuisance to other Telecom customers.
■ Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom’s PTC
Specifications are dependent on the equipment (PC) associated with
this modem. The associated equipment shall be set to operate within
the following limits for compliance with Telecom Specifications:
a/ There shall be no more than 10 call attempts to the same number
within any 30 minute period for any single manual call initiation, and
b/ The equipment shall go on-hook for a period of not less than 30
seconds between the end of one attempt and the beginning of the
next.
c/ Automatic calls to different numbers shall be not less than 5
seconds apart.
■ Immediately disconnect this equipment should it become physically
damaged, and arrange for its disposal or repair.
■ The correct settings for use with this modem in New Zealand are as
follows:
ATB0 (CCITT operation)
AT&G2 (1800 Hz guard tone)
AT&P1 (Decadic dialling make-break ratio = 33%/67%)
ATS0=0 (not auto answer)
ATS10=less than 150 (loss of carrier to hang up delay, factory default of
15 recommended)
ATS11=90 (DTMF dialling on/off duration=90 ms)
ATX2 (Dial tone detect, but not (U.S.A.) call progress detect)
■ When used in the Auto Answer mode, the S0 register must be set with a
value of 3 or 4. This ensures:
■ a person calling your modem will hear a short burst of ringing before
the modem answers. This confirms that the call has been
successfully switched through the network.
■ caller identification information (which occurs between the first and
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second ring cadences) is not destroyed.
■ The preferred method of dialling is to use DTMF tones (ATDT...) as this
is faster and more reliable than pulse (decadic) dialling. If for some
reason you must use decadic dialling, your communications program
must be set up to record numbers using the following translation table
as this modem does not implement the New Zealand “Reverse dialling”
standard.
Number to be dialled: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Number to program into computer: 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Note that where DTMF dialling is used, the numbers should be entered
normally.
■ The transmit level from this device is set at a fixed level and because of
this there may be circumstances where the performance is less than
optimal. Before reporting such occurrences as faults, please check the
line with a standard Telepermitted telephone, and only report a fault if
the phone performance is impaired.
■ It is recommended that this equipment be disconnected from the
Telecom line during electrical storms.
■ When relocating the equipment, always disconnect the Telecom line
connection before the power connection, and reconnect the power first.
■ This equipment may not be compatible with Telecom Distinctive Alert
cadences and services such as FaxAbility.
NOTE THAT FAULT CALLOUTS CAUSED BY ANY OF THE ABOVE
CAUSES MAY INCUR A CHARGE FROM TELECOM
General conditions
As required by PTC 100, please ensure that this office is advised of any
changes to the specifications of these products which might affect
compliance with the relevant PTC Specifications.
The grant of this Telepermit is specific to the above products with the
marketing description as stated on the Telepermit label artwork. The
Telepermit may not be assigned to other parties or other products without
Telecom approval.
A Telepermit artwork for each device is included from which you may
prepare any number of Telepermit labels subject to the general instructions
on format, size and color on the attached sheet.
The Telepermit label must be displayed on the product at all times as proof
to purchasers and service personnel that the product is able to be
legitimately connected to the Telecom network.
The Telepermit label may also be shown on the packaging of the product
and in the sales literature, as required in PTC 100.
The charge for a Telepermit assessment is $337.50. An additional charge
of $337.50 is payable where an assessment is based on reports against
non-Telecom New Zealand Specifications. $112.50 is charged for each
variation when submitted at the same time as the original.
An invoice for $NZ1237.50 will be sent under separate cover.
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Following information is only for EU-member states:
Disposal of products
WEEE Dustbin Symbol
The crossed out wheeled dust bin symbol indicates that products must be
collected and disposed of separately from household waste. Integrated
batteries and accumulators can be disposed of with the product. They will
be separated at the recycling centres.
The black bar indicates that the product was placed on the market after
August 13, 2005.
By participating in separate collection of products and batteries, you will
help to assure the proper disposal of products and batteries and thus help
to prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and
human health.
For more detailed information about the collection and recycling
programmes available in your country, please visit our website (http://
eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com) or contact your local city office or the
shop where you purchased the product.
Disposal of batteries and/or accumulators
The crossed out wheeled dust bin symbol indicates that batteries and/or
accumulators must be collected and disposed of separately from
household waste.
If the battery or accumulator contains more than the specified values of
lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), and/or cadmium (Cd) defined in the Battery
Directive (2006/66/EC), then the chemical symbols for lead (Pb), mercury
(Hg) and/or cadmium (Cd) will appear below the crossed out wheeled dust
bin symbol.
By participating in separate collection of batteries, you will help to assure
the proper disposal of products and batteries and thus help to prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment and human health.
For more detailed information about the collection and recycling
programmes available in your country, please visit our website (http://
eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com) or contact your local city office or the
shop where you purchased the product.
This symbol may not be displayed depending on the country and region
where you purchased.
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ENERGY STAR® Program
Your Computer model may be ENERGY STAR®
compliant. If the model you purchased is compliant, it is
labeled with the ENERGY STAR logo on the computer and
the following information applies.
TOSHIBA is a partner in the ENERGY STAR Program and
has designed this computer to meet the latest ENERGY
STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. Your computer
ships with the power management options preset to a configuration that will
provide the most stable operating environment and optimum system
performance for both AC power and battery modes.
To conserve energy, your computer is set to enter the low-power Sleep
mode which shuts down the system and display within 15 minutes of
inactivity in AC power mode. TOSHIBA recommends that you leave this
and other energy saving features active, so that your computer will operate
at its maximum energy efficiency. You can wake the computer from Sleep
mode by pressing the power button.
Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions
by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US EPA and the
EU Commission. According to the EPA, a computer meeting the new
ENERGY STAR specifications will use between 20% and 50% less energy
depending on how it is used.
Visit http://www.eu-energystar.org or http://www.energystar.gov for more
information regarding the ENERGY STAR Program.
Disposing of the computer and the computer’s batteries
■ Discard this computer in accordance with applicable laws and
regulations. For further information, contact your local government.
■ This computer contains rechargeable batteries. After repeated use, the
batteries will finally lose their ability to hold a charge and you will need
to replace them. Under certain applicable laws and regulation, it may be
illegal to dispose of old batteries by placing them in the trash.
■ Please be kind to our shared environment. Check with your local
government authority for details regarding where to recycle old batteries
or how to dispose of them properly. This product contains mercury.
Disposal of this material may be regulated due to environmental
considerations. For disposal, reuse or recycling information, please
contact your local government.
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Optical disc drive safety instructions
Be sure to check the international precautions at the end of this section.
Panasonic
BD Combo UJ141/BD-R/RE UJ240 with Labelflash™
■ The BD Combo/BD-R/RE drive employs a laser system. To ensure
proper use of this product, please read this instruction manual carefully
and retain for future reference. Should the unit ever require
maintenance, contact an authorized service location.
■ Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other
than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
■ To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the
enclosure.
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Hitach-LG Data Storage
DVD Super Multi GT20N/GT20F with Labelflash™
■ The DVD Super Multi drive employs a laser system. To ensure proper
use of this product, please read this instruction manual carefully and
retain for future reference. Should the unit ever require maintenance,
contact an authorized service location.
■ Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other
than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
■ To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the
enclosure.
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TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE TECHNOLOGY
DVD Super Multi TS-L633C/TS-L633Y
■ THIS DVD WRITABLE DRIVE EMPLOYS A LASER SYSTEM TO
ENSURE PROPER USE OF THIS PRODUCT, PLEASE READ THIS
INSTRUCTION MANUAL CAREFULLY AND RETAIN FOR FUTURE
REFERENCE. SHOULD THE UNIT EVER REQUIRE MAINTENANCE,
CONTACT AN AUTHORIZED SERVICE LOCATION-SEE SERVICE
PROCEDURE.
■ USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR THE PERFORMANCE
OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY
RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
■ TO PREVENT DIRECT EXPOSURE TO LASER BEAM, DO NOT TRY
TO OPEN THE ENCLOSURE.
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TEAC
DVD Super Multi DV-W28S-VTG/DV-W28S-VTH
■ The DVD Super Multi drive employs a laser system. To ensure proper
use of this product, please read this instruction manual carefully and
retain for future reference. Should the unit ever require maintenance,
contact an authorized service location.
■ Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other
than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
■ To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the
enclosure.
Using WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA
Do not sleep or hibernate PC while WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA is running.
When you need it, exit WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA in advance.
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Panasonic
DVD Super Multi UJ890AD/UJ890ED with Labelflash™
■ The DVD Super Multi drive employs a laser system. To ensure proper
use of this product, please read this instruction manual carefully and
retain for future reference. Should the unit ever require maintenance,
contact an authorized service location.
■ Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other
than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
■ To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the
enclosure.
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International Precautions
CAUTION: This appliance contains a laser
system and is classified as a "CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT." To use this model
properly, read the instruction manual
carefully and keep this manual for your
future reference. In case of any trouble
with this model, please contact your
nearest "AUTHORIZED service station."
To prevent direct exposure to the laser
beam, do not try to open the enclosure.
VORSICHT: Dieses Gerät enthält ein
Laser-System und ist als
"LASERSCHUTZKLASSE 1 PRODUKT"
klassifiziert. Für den richtigen Gebrauch
dieses Modells lesen Sie bitte die
Bedienungsanleitung sorgfältig durch und
bewahren diese bitte als Referenz auf.
Falls Probleme mit diesem Modell
auftreten, benachrichtigen Sie bitte die
nächste "autorisierte Service-Vertretung".
Um einen direkten Kontakt mit dem
Laserstrahl zu vermeiden darf das Gerät
nicht geöffnet werden.
ADVARSEL: Denne mærking er anbragt
udvendigt på apparatet og indikerer, at
apparatet arbejder med laserstråler af
klasse 1, hviket betyder, at der anvendes
laserstrlier af svageste klasse, og at man
ikke på apparatets yderside kan bilve
udsat for utilladellg kraftig stråling.
APPARATET BOR KUN ÅBNES AF
FAGFOLK MED SÆRLIGT KENDSKAB
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CAUTION: USE OF CONTROLS OR
ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE
OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN
THOSE SPECIFIED IN THE OWNER’S
MANUAL MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS
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General Precautions
General Precautions
TOSHIBA computers are designed to optimize safety, minimize strain and
withstand the rigors of portability. However, certain precautions should be
observed to further reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the
computer.
Be certain to read the general precautions below and to note the cautions
included in the text of the manual.
Provide adequate ventilation
■ Always make sure your computer and AC adaptor have adequate
ventilation and are protected from overheating when the power is
turned on or when an AC adaptor is connected to a power outlet (even if
your computer is in Sleep Mode). In this condition, observe the
following:
■ Never cover your computer or AC adaptor with any object.
■ Never place your computer or AC adaptor near a heat source, such
as anelectric blanket or heater.
■ Never cover or block the air vents including those located at the
base of the computer.
■ Always operate your computer on a hard flat surface. Using your
computer on a carpet or other soft material can block the vents.
■ Always provide sufficient space around the computer.
■ Overheating your computer or AC adaptor could cause system failure,
computer or AC adaptor damage or a fire, possibly resulting in serious
injury.
Creating a computer-friendly environment
Place the computer on a flat surface that is large enough for the computer
and any other items you are using, such as a printer.
Leave enough space around the computer and other equipment to provide
adequate ventilation. Otherwise, they may overheat.
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General Precautions
To keep your computer in prime operating condition, protect your work area
from:
■ Dust, moisture, and direct sunlight.
■ Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field, such as
stereo speakers (other than speakers that are connected to the
computer) or speakerphones.
■ Rapid changes in temperature or humidity and sources of temperature
change such as air conditioner vents or heaters.
■ Extreme heat, cold, or humidity.
■ Liquids and corrosive chemicals.
Stress injury
Carefully read the Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort. It contains
information on the prevention of stress injuries to your hands and wrists
that can be caused by extensive keyboard use. Chapter 3, Getting Started,
also includes information on work space design, posture and lighting that
can help reduce physical stress.
Heat injury
■ Avoid prolonged physical contact with the computer. If the computer is
used for long periods, its surface can become very warm. While the
temperature will not feel hot to the touch, if you maintain physical
contact with the computer for a long time, for example if you rest the
computer on your lap or if you keep your hands on the palm rest, your
skin might suffer a low-heat injury.
■ If the computer has been used for a long time, avoid direct contact with
the metal plate supporting the various interface ports as this can
become hot.
■ The surface of the AC adaptor can become hot when in use but this
condition does not indicate a malfunction. If you need to transport the
AC adaptor, you should disconnect it and let it cool before moving it.
■ Do not lay the AC adaptor on a material that is sensitive to heat as the
material could become damaged.
Pressure or impact damage
Do not apply heavy pressure to the computer or subject it to any form of
strong impact as this can damage the computer's components or otherwise
cause it to malfunction.
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General Precautions
ExpressCard overheating
Some PC and ExpressCards can become hot during prolonged use which
may result in errors or instability in the operation of the device in question.
In addition, you should also be careful when you remove a PC or
ExpressCard that has been used for a long time.
Mobile phones
Please be aware that the use of mobile phones can interfere with the audio
system. The operation of the computer will not be impaired in any way, but
it is recommended that a minimum distance of 30cm is maintained between
the computer and a mobile phone that is in use.
Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort
All important information on the safe and proper use of this computer is
described in the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort. Be
sure to read it before using the computer.
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Table of Contents
Preface
Manual contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxi
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxii
Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxii
Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxii
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxii
Key operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxiii
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxiii
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxiii
Chapter 1
Introduction
Equipment checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Special features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
TOSHIBA Value Added Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Utilities and Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Chapter 2
The Grand Tour
Front with the display closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Backside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Underside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Front with the display open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Optical Disc Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Region codes for BD drive and media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Writable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
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DVDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BD-R/RE drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BD Combo drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DVD Super Multi drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AC adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the remote controller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing/Removing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Placing the slim size remote controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 3
2-13
2-13
2-14
2-15
2-16
2-17
2-18
2-21
2-23
2-25
Getting Started
Connecting the AC adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Opening the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Turning on the power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Windows setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Turning off the power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Shut Down mode (Boot mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Sleep Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Hibernation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Restarting the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
System Recovery Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
System Recovery Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Create Optical Recovery Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Restoring the preinstalled software from the Recovery HDD . . . . 3-11
Restoring the preinstalled software from Recovery Media . . . . . . 3-12
Chapter 4
Operating Basics
Using the TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Touch Pad Gesture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Using the fingerprint sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
How to swipe the finger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Points to note about the fingerprint sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
How to delete the fingerprint data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Fingerprint sensor limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Points to note about the fingerprint utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Set up procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Windows logon via fingerprint authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Fingerprint system boot authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Fingerprint Single Sign-On feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
USB Sleep and Charge function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Starting the USB Sleep and Charge Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-11
Using the Web Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Using the software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
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Using the microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the TOSHIBA Face Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to register the Face Recognition Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Delete the Face Recognition Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to launch the help file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows Logon via TOSHIBA Face Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the optical disc drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Writing CD/DVD/BDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before writing or rewriting with the BD-R/RE drive . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before writing or rewriting with the BD Combo drive . . . . . . . . . . .
Before writing or rewriting with the DVD Super Multi drive . . . . . . .
When writing or rewriting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disclaimer (DVD Super Multi drive or BD-R/RE drive) . . . . . . . . . .
Data Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to learn more about TOSHIBA Disc Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When using Corel DVD MovieFactory® for TOSHIBA: . . . . . . . . . .
How to make a Labelflash DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to make a Blu-ray disc Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to make a DVD-Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to learn more about Corel MovieFactory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important information for use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TOSHIBA DVD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Media care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CD/DVD/BD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Region selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Properties menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modem Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dialing Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disconnecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the FM tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4-14
4-15
4-15
4-16
4-17
4-17
4-17
4-18
4-22
4-23
4-23
4-23
4-25
4-26
4-29
4-29
4-30
4-30
4-30
4-30
4-30
4-30
4-31
4-31
4-31
4-33
4-35
4-37
4-37
4-38
4-38
4-38
4-39
4-39
4-39
4-39
4-40
4-41
4-42
4-42
4-43
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Bluetooth Stack for Windows by TOSHIBA (depends on the model you
purchased) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-43
Wireless communication switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-44
Wireless activity LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-44
LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-44
LAN cable types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-44
Connecting LAN cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-45
Disconnecting LAN cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-45
Cleaning the computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-45
Moving the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-46
Using the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-46
TOSHIBA HDD Protection Properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-47
Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-48
Chapter 5
The Keyboard
Typewriter keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F1 ... F12 function keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Soft keys: Fn key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emulating keys on enhanced keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hot keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fn Sticky key (Depends on the model you purchased). . . . . . . . . . .
Windows special keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Generating ASCII characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 6
5-1
5-2
5-2
5-2
5-3
5-4
5-5
5-5
Power and Power-Up Modes
Power conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Power indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Battery indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Power indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Battery types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Real Time Clock battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Care and use of the battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Charging the batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Monitoring battery capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Maximizing battery operating time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Retaining data with power off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Extending battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Replacing the battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Removing the battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Installing the battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-11
Starting the computer by password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Power-up modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
Hot keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
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Panel power off/on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
System Auto Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
Chapter 7
HW Setup
Accessing HW Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
HW Setup Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Chapter 8
Optional Devices
ExpressCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Inserting an ExpressCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Removing an ExpressCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
SD/SDHC/MMC/MEMORY STICK / MEMORY STICK PRO/xD Memory
cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
Installing a memory card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Removing a memory card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Memory card care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Memory expansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Installing a memory module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Removing a memory module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10
Additional battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Additional AC adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
External monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Setting for display video on HDMI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13
Settings for audio on HDMI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13
i.LINK (IEEE1394) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-14
Connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-14
Disconnecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-14
eSATA (External Serial ATA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Connecting an eSATA device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Disconnecting an eSATA device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17
Security lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17
Chapter 9
Troubleshooting
Problem solving process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preliminary checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Analyzing the problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware and system checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System start-up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Self test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposing of PC and PC batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Real Time Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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LCD panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Solid State drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Recovery Media Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Hard disk drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
BD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Pointing device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
USB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-14
USB Sleep and Charge function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-15
Memory expansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-16
Sound system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-17
Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-17
Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-17
LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-18
Wireless LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-18
Fingerprint sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-19
ExpressCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-19
TOSHIBA support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-20
Before you call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-20
Where to write. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-21
Appendix A
Specifications
Appendix B
Display Controller
Appendix C
Wireless LAN
Appendix D
AC Power Cord and Connectors
Appendix E
Disclaimers
Appendix F
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
Starting the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-2
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Preface
Congratulations on your purchase of the TOSHIBA Satellite P500 / Satellite
P505 / Satellite P507, Qosmio X505, Qosmio X500, Qosmio G60, Satellite
P500D / Satellite P505D / Satellite P507D Series Series computer. This
powerful notebook computer provides excellent expansion capability,
including multimedia devices, and it is designed to provide years of reliable,
high-performance computing.
This manual tells you how to set up and begin using your TOSHIBA
Satellite P500 / Satellite P505 / Satellite P507, Qosmio X505, Qosmio
X500, Qosmio G60, Satellite P500D / Satellite P505D / Satellite P507D
Series Series computer. It also provides detailed information on configuring
your computer, basic operations and care, using optional devices and
troubleshooting.
If you are a new user of computers or if you’re new to portable computing,
first read over the Introduction and The Grand Tour chapters to familiarize
yourself with the computer's features, components and accessory devices.
Then read Getting Started for step-by-step instructions on setting up your
computer.
If you are an experienced computer user, please continue reading the
preface to learn how this manual is organized, then become acquainted
with this manual by browsing through its pages. Be sure to look over the
Specifications section of the Introduction, to learn about features that are
uncommon or unique to the computer. If you are going to install
ExpressCards or connect external devices such as a monitor, be sure to
read Chapter 8, Optional Devices.
Manual contents
This manual is composed of the following nine chapters, five appendixes, a
glossary and an index.
Chapter 1, Introduction, is an overview of the computer's features,
capabilities, and options.
Chapter 2, The Grand Tour, identifies the components of the computer and
briefly explains how they function.
Chapter 3, Getting Started, provides a quick overview of how to begin
operating your computer and gives tips on safety and designing your work
area.
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Chapter 4, Operating Basics, includes instructions on using the following
devices: TouchPad, Sound System, optical media drives, modem, wireless
communication and LAN. It also provides tips on care of the computer, and
CD/DVDs.
Chapter 5, The Keyboard, describes special keyboard functions including
hot keys.
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes, gives details on the computer's
power resources and battery save modes.
Chapter 7, HW Setup explains how to configure the computer using the
HW Setup program.
Chapter 8, Optional Devices, describes the optional hardware available.
Chapter 9, Troubleshooting, provides helpful information on how to perform
some diagnostic tests, and suggests courses of action if the computer
doesn’t seem to be working properly.
The Appendices provide technical information about your computer.
The Glossary defines general computer terminology and includes a list of
acronyms used in the text.
The Index quickly directs you to the information contained in this manual.
Conventions
This manual uses the following formats to describe, identify, and highlight
terms and operating procedures.
Abbreviations
On first appearance, and whenever necessary for clarity, abbreviations are
enclosed in parenthesis following their definition. For example: Read Only
Memory (ROM). Acronyms are also defined in the Glossary.
Icons
Icons identify ports, dials, and other parts of your computer. The indicator
panel also uses icons to identify the components it is providing information
on.
Keys
The keyboard keys are used in the text to describe many computer
operations. A distinctive typeface identifies the key top symbols as they
appear on the keyboard. For example, Enter identifies the Enter key.
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Key operation
Some operations require you to simultaneously use two or more keys. We
identify such operations by the key top symbols separated by a plus sign
(+). For example, Ctrl + C means you must hold down Ctrl and at the same
time press C. If three keys are used, hold down the first two and at the
same time press the third.
ABC
When procedures require an action such as
clicking an icon or entering text, the icon’s name
or the text you are to type in is represented in the
type face you see to the left.
ABC
Names of windows or icons or text generated by
the computer that appears on its display screen
is presented in the type face you see to the left.
Display
Messages
Messages are used in this manual to bring important information to your
attention. Each type of message is identified as shown below.
Pay attention! A caution informs you that improper use of equipment or
failure to follow instructions may cause data loss or damage your
equipment.
Please read. A note is a hint or advice that helps you make best use of
your equipment.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which could result in death or
serious injury, if you do not follow instructions.
Terminology
This term is defined in this document as follows:
Start
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Microsoft® Windows.
button in
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Chapter 1
Introduction
This chapter provides an equipment checklist, and it identifies the
computer's features, options and accessories.
Some of the features described in this manual may not function properly if
you use an operating system that was not pre-installed by TOSHIBA.
Equipment checklist
Carefully unpack your computer. Save the box and packing materials for
future use.
Hardware
Check to make sure you have all the following items:
■ TOSHIBA Satellite P500 / Satellite P505 / Satellite P507, Qosmio X505,
Qosmio X500, Qosmio G60, Satellite P500D / Satellite P505D / Satellite
P507D Series Series Portable Personal Computer
■ Universal AC adaptor and power cord
It is necessary to install the battery to use this computer. Refer to Installing
the battery pack section in Chapter 3, Getting Started.
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Software
The following software is preinstalled:
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■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
Windows® 7
Microsoft Internet Explorer
TOSHIBA Value Added Package
TOSHIBA Hardware Setup
TOSHIBA Supervisor Password
TOSHIBA Assist
TOSHIBA ConfigFree
TOSHIBA HDD Protection
TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER
TOSHIBA FingerPrint Utility (FingerPrint support model only)
TOSHIBA Disc Creator
TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator
TOSHIBA Face Recognition
WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA
■ Corel MovieFactory® for TOSHIBA
■ TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
■ TOSHIBA USB Sleep and Charge Utility
■ TOSHIBA eco Utility
■ Online Manual
Other software may be preinstalled dependant on the model purchased.
Documentation
■ TOSHIBA Satellite P500 / Satellite P505 / Satellite P507, Qosmio
X505, Qosmio X500, Qosmio G60, Satellite P500D / Satellite
P505D / Satellite P507D Series Series Personal Computer User
Information Guide
■ International Limited Warranty (ILW) Instruction (This instruction is
included only with computers sold in ILW supported areas.)
■ Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort
■ End User License Agreement
If any of the items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer
immediately.
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Features
Please visit your region’s web site for the configuration details of the model
that you have purchased.
Processor
Built-in
Your computer is equipped with one processor
and processor type varies depending on model.
To check which type of processor is included in
your model, open the TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic
Tool Utility by clicking Start J All programs J
TOSHIBA J Utilities J TOSHIBA PC
diagnostic Tool.
Chipset
Depends on the model you purchased.
Mobile Intel® HM55/HM57/PM55/PM57/GM45/
PM45 Express Chipset
AMD RS880MC/RS880M/RX881 Chipset
Disclaimer (CPU)*1
For more information regarding CPU, please refer to the Disclaimers
section in Appendix E or click the *1 above.
Memory
Slots
PC2-6400 or PC3-8500 1GB, 2GB, 4GB memory
modules can be installed in the two memory
slots. Maximum system memory size and speed
depend on the model you purchased.
Disclaimer (Memory (Main System))*2
For more information regarding Memory (Main System), please refer to the
Disclaimers section in Appendix E or click the *2 above.
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Video RAM
Video RAM depends on the model you
purchased.
Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset model:
Video RAM capacity shares with main memory,
and the proportion depends on Dynamic Video
Memory Technology.
Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset model in
graphic chip by NVIDIA® GeForce® G 210M:
External 512MB
Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset model in
graphic chip by NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 230M:
External 1GB
Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset model in
graphic chip by NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M:
External 512MB
Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset model in
graphic chip by NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M:
External 1GB
Mobile Intel® PM55/PM57 Express Chipset
model in graphic by NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS
250M: External 1GB
Mobile Intel® PM55/PM57 Express Chipset
model in graphic by NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS
360M: External 1GB
AMD M780G Chipset model/
AMD M780V Chipset model/
AMD M880G Chipset model/
AMD M860G Chipset model:
Video RAM capacity shares with main memory,
and the proportion depends on ATI
HyperMemory™.
AMD M780G Chipset model/
AMD M880G Chipset model/
AMD M870 Chipset model in graphic chip by ATI
Mobility Radeon™ HD 4570: External 512MB
AMD M780G Chipset model/
AMD M880G Chipset model/
AMD M870 Chipset model in graphic chip by ATI
Mobility Radeon™ HD 4650: External 1GB
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Power
Battery Pack
Your computer is powered by a rechargeable
lithium-ion battery pack.
Disclaimer (Battery Life)*3
For more information regarding Battery Life, please refer to the
Disclaimers section in Appendix E or click the *3 above.
RTC Battery
The internal RTC battery backs up the Real Time
Clock and calendar.
AC Adaptor
The universal AC adaptor provides power to the
system and recharges the batteries when they
are low. It comes with a detachable power cord.
Because it is universal, it can receive a range of
AC voltage from 100 to 240 volts; however, the
output current varies among different models.
Using the wrong model can damage your
computer. Refer to the AC adaptor section in
Chapter 2, The Grand Tour.
Disks
Solid State Drive
Depends on the model you purchased.
■ 64GB
Hard disk Drive
Depends on the model you purchased.
■ 160GB
■ 200GB
■ 250GB
■ 320GB
■ 400GB
■ 500GB
■ 640GB
Additional hard disk drive sizes may be introduced.
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BD-R/RE drive with
Labelflash™
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Some models are equipped with a full-size BD-R/
RE drive module that lets you record data to
rewritable CD/DVD/BDs. It reads BD-ROM discs
at maximum 6 speed, BD-ROM (DL) discs at
maximum 6 speed, DVD-ROM's at maximum 8
speed and CD-ROM's at maximum 24 speed. It
writes CD-R's at up to 24 speed, CD-RW's at up
to 4 speed, DVD-R's at maximum 8 speed, DVDRW's at maximum 6 speed. DVD+R's at
maximum 8 speed, DVD+RW's at maximum 8
speed, DVD+R(DL) discs at maximum 4 speed
and DVD-R(DL) discs at maximun 4 speed and
DVD-RAM discs at maximum 5 speed. BD-R
discs at maximum 6 speed, BD-R (DL) discs at
maximum 4 speed, BD-RE discs at maximum 2
speed, and BD-RE (DL) discs at maximum 2
speed. It supports the following formats:
■ BD-ROM
■ BD-ROM (DL)
■ BD-R
■ BD-R (DL)
■ BD-RE
■ BD-RE (DL)
■ DVD-ROM
■ DVD-Video
■ DVD-R
■ DVD-RW
■ DVD+R
■ DVD+RW
■ DVD-RAM
■ DVD+R DL
■ DVD-R DL
■ CD-DA
■ CD-Text
■ Photo CD (single/multi-session)
■ CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2
■ CD-ROMXA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2)
■ Enhanced CD (CD-EXTRA)
■ CD-G (Audio CD only)
■ Addressing Method 2
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BD Combo drive with
Labelflash™
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Some models are equipped with a full-size BD
Combo drive module that lets you record data to
rewritable CD/DVDs. It reads BD-ROM discs at
maximum 6 speed, BD-ROM (DL) discs at
maximum 6 speed, DVD-ROM's at maximum 8
speed and CD-ROM's at maximum 24 speed. It
writes CD-R's at up to 24 speed, CD-RW's at up
to 4 speed, DVD-R's at maximum 8 speed, DVDRW's at maximum 6 speed. DVD+R's at
maximum 8 speed, DVD+RW's at maximum 8
speed, DVD+R(DL) discs at maximum 4 speed
and DVD-R(DL) discs at maximun 4 speed and
DVD-RAM discs at maximum 5 speed. It
supports the following formats:
■ BD-ROM
■ BD-ROM (DL)
■ BD-R
■ BD-R (DL)
■ BD-RE
■ BD-RE (DL)
■ DVD-ROM
■ DVD-Video
■ DVD-R
■ DVD-RW
■ DVD+R
■ DVD+RW
■ DVD-RAM
■ DVD+R DL
■ DVD-R DL
■ CD-DA
■ CD-Text
■ Photo CD (single/multi-session)
■ CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2
■ CD-ROMXA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2)
■ Enhanced CD (CD-EXTRA)
■ CD-G (Audio CD only)
■ Addressing Method 2
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DVD Super Multi
drive
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Some models are equipped with a full-size DVD
Super Multi drive module that lets you record
data to rewritable CD/DVDs. It reads DVDROM's at maximum 8 speed and CD-ROM's at
maximum 24 speed. It writes CD-R's at up to 24
speed, CD-RW's at up to 24 speed, DVD-R's at
maximum 8 speed, DVD-RW's at maximum 6
speed. DVD+R's at maximum 8 speed,
DVD+RW's at maximum 8 speed, DVD+R(DL)
discs at maximum 6 speed and DVD-R(DL) discs
at maximun 6 speed and DVD-RAM discs at
maximum 5 speed. It supports the following
formats:
■ DVD-ROM
■ DVD-Video
■ DVD-R
■ DVD-RW
■ DVD+R
■ DVD+RW
■ DVD-RAM
■ DVD+R DL
■ DVD-R DL
■ CD-DA
■ CD-Text
■ Photo CD (single/multi-session)
■ CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2
■ CD-ROMXA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2)
■ Enhanced CD (CD-EXTRA)
■ CD-G (Audio CD only)
■ Addressing Method 2
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Display
The computer's LCD panel supports high-resolution video graphics. The
screen can be set at a wide range of viewing angles for maximum comfort
and readability.
Built-In
Thin-film transistor color LCD is available in two
sizes:
18.4" wide, 1680 horizontal x 945 vertical pixels
18.4" wide, 1920 horizontal x 1080 vertical pixels
Disclaimer (LCD)*4
For more information regarding LCD, please refer to the Disclaimers
section in Appendix E or click the *4 above.
Graphics Controller
Graphics controller maximizes display
performance. Refer to Display Controller section
in Appendix B, Display Controller for more
information.
Disclaimer (Graphics Processor Unit)*5
For more information regarding Graphics Processor Unit, please refer to
the Disclaimers section in Appendix E or click the *5 above.
Keyboard
Built-In
TOSHIBA keyboard, 104 keys or 105 keys with
numeric keypad, compatible with IBM enhanced
keyboard, dedicated cursor control,
and
keys. Refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for
details.
Pointing Device
Built-In TouchPad
A TouchPad and control buttons in the palm rest
enable control of the on-screen pointer and
scrolling of windows.
Ports
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External Monitor
This 15-pin port lets you connect an external
video display.
HDMI
This port allows you to connect external display/
audio devices. (Provided with some models)
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Universal Serial Bus
(USB 2.0)
The computer has Universal Serial Bus ports that
comply with the USB 2.0 standard, which
enables data transfer speeds 40 times faster
than the USB 1.1 standard. (The ports also
support USB 1.1.) Ports with the icon ( ) have
USB Sleep and Charge function.
eSATA/USB combo
port
eSATA/USB combo port port supports the USB
2.0 and the eSATA function.
i.LINK (IEEE1394a)
This port enables high-speed data transfer
directly from external devices such as digital
video cameras.
TV In
This port allows you to connect a coaxial cable
for viewing cable TV on your computer.
(Depends on the model you purchased)
Infrared receiver
window
This window receives signals from the remote
control which is provided with your computer.
(Depends on the model you purchased)
Slots
ExpressCard
The ExpressCard expansion slot that can
accommodate two standard module formats; an
ExpressCard/34 module and an ExpressCard/54
module. An ExpressCard module is a small addin card technology based on the PCI Express
and Universal Serial Bus (USB) interfaces.
Multiple Digital
Media Card Slot
Supports SD/SDHC memory card, MMC,
MEMORY STICK, MEMORY STICK PRO and xD
Picture card.
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Web Camera
Record/Send still or video images with this
integrated webcam.
(provided with some models)
Sound System
A Windows Sound System that provides
speakers as well as jacks for an external
microphone and headphones.
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Headphone(S/P DIF)
jack
This jack outputs analog audio signals. This jack
can be used also as S/P DIF jack and enables
connection of optical digital correspondence
apparatus.
Microphone Jack
A 3.5 mm mini microphone jack enables
connection of a three-conductor mini jack for
monaural microphone input.
Communications
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Modem
Where present, it provides capability for data and
fax communication. It supports V.90 (V.92). The
speed of data transfer and fax communication
depends on the analog telephone line conditions.
The computer has a modem jack for connection
to a telephone line. Both V.90 and V.92 are
supported only in the USA, Canada, Australia.
V.90 is available in other regions.
(Provided with some models)
LAN
The computer is equipped with a LAN card that
supports Fast Ethernet LAN (100 Mbit/s,
100BASE-TX) or Gigabit Ethernet LAN (1 Gbit/s,
1000BASE-T). It is preinstalled as a standard
device in some markets.
(depending on model you purchased)
Wireless LAN
Where present, it supports the A,B,G and N
standards but it is compatible with other LAN
systems based on Direct Sequence Spread
Spectrum / Orthogonal Frequency Division
Multiplexing radio technology that complies with
the IEEE 802.11 Standard.
■ Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism
in the transmit range of 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12,
9 and 6 Mbit/s. (IEEE 802.11a/g)
■ Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism in
the transmit range of 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbit/s.
(IEEE 802.11b)
■ Roaming over multiple channels
■ Card Power Management
■ Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) data
encryption, based on 128 bit encryption
algorithm.
■ Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) data
encryption, based on 128 bit encryption
algorithm.
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The transmission speed over the wireless LAN, and the distance over
which the wireless LAN can reach, may vary depending on surrounding
electromagnetic environment, obstacles, access point design and
configuration, client design and software/hardware configurations. The
transmission rate described is the theoretical maximum speed as specified
under the appropriate standard - the actual transmission speed will be
lower than the theoretical maximum speed.
Disclaimer (Wireless LAN)*6
For more information regarding Wireless LAN, please refer to the
Disclaimers section in Appendix E or click the *6 above.
Bluetooth
Some computers in this series are equipped with
Bluetooth functions. Bluetooth wireless
technology eliminates the need for cables
between electronic devices such as computers
and printers. Bluetooth provides fast, reliable,
and secure wireless communication in a small
space. (Provided with some models)
Wireless
Communication
Switch
This switch turns the Wireless LAN and
Bluetooth function on and off.
(Provided with some models)
Security
Security lock slot
Connects an optional security lock to anchor the
computer to a desk or other large object.
Password
Power-on password protection
HDD password protection
Two level password architecture
Fingerprint authentication (not available on all
models)
Special features
The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are
advanced features, which make the computer more convenient to use.
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Hot Keys
Key combinations let you quickly modify the
system configuration directly from the keyboard
without running a system configuration program.
Instant Security
The hot key function Fn + F1 blanks the screen
and disables the computer, providing data
security.
Display Automatic
Power Off *1
This feature automatically cuts off power to the
internal display when there is no keyboard input
for a specified time. Power is restored when any
key is pressed.
This can be specified in Power Options.
HDD Automatic
Power Off *1
This feature automatically cuts off power to the
hard disc drive when it is not accessed for a
specified time. Power is restored when the hard
disc is accessed.
This can be specified in Power Options.
System Automatic
Sleep Mode/
Hibernation *1
This feature automatically shuts down the system
into Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode when there
is no input or hardware access for a specified
time.
This can be specified in Power Options.
Intelligent Power
Supply *1
A microprocessor in the computer's intelligent
power supply detects the battery’s charge and
calculates the remaining battery capacity. It also
protects electronic components from abnormal
conditions, such as voltage overload from an
AC adaptor.
This can be specified in Power Options.
Battery Save Mode *1 This feature lets you save battery power.
This can be specified in Power Options.
Panel Power On/Off *1 This feature turns power to the computer off
when the display panel is closed and turns it back
on when the panel is opened.
This can be specified in Power Options.
Low Battery
Automatic
Hibernation *1
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When battery power is exhausted to the point
that computer operation cannot be continued, the
system automatically enters Hibernation Mode
and shuts down.
This can be specified in Power Options.
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Hibernation
This feature lets you turn off the power without
exiting from your software. The contents of main
memory are saved to the hard disk so that when
you turn on the power again, you can continue
working right where you left off. Refer to the
Turning off the power section in Chapter 3,
Getting Started, for details.
Sleep Mode
If you have to interrupt your work, you can turn
off the power without exiting from your software.
Data is maintained in the computer's main
memory so that when you turn on the power
again, you can continue working right where you
left off.
*1 Click
, Control Panel, System and Security, and then click Power
Options.
USB Sleep and
Charge function
This feature allows you to charge USBcompatible external devices such as mobile
phones or portable digital music players via the
USB port when your computer is in Sleep Mode,
Hibernation Mode, or in the shutdown state.
This function is worked by the USB Sleep and
Charge Utility. For more information, please refer
to USB Sleep and Charge function in Chapter 4,
Operating Basics.
TOSHIBA Value Added Package
This section describes the TOSHIBA Component features pre-installed on
the computer.
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TOSHIBA Power
Saver
TOSHIBA Power Saver provides you with the
features of more various power supply
managements.
TOSHIBA Zooming
Utility
This utility allows you to enlarge or reduce the
icon size on the Windows Desktop, or the zoom
factor associated with specific supported
applications.
TOSHIBA PC
Diagnostic Tool
The TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool will display
basic system configuration information and allow
the functionality of some of the computer's builtin hardware devices to be tested.
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TOSHIBA Flash
Cards
This utility supports the following functions.
■ Hot key function
■ TOSHIBA utility launcher function
TOSHIBA
Components
Common Driver
TOSHIBA Components Common Driver contains
the module required for the utility which
TOSHIBA offers.
TOSHIBA
Accessibility
The TOSHIBA Accessibility utility provides
support to movement impaired users when they
need to use the TOSHIBA Hot-key functions. In
use, the utility allows you to make the Fn key
'sticky', that is you can press it once, release it,
and then press one of the 'F' keys in order to
access its specific function. When set, the Fn key
will remain active until another key is pressed.
TOSHIBA Button
Support
This utility controls the button operation of the
computer.
The starting application from the button can be
changed.
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Utilities and Applications
This section describes pre-installed utilities and tells how to start them. For
details on operations, refer to each utility’s online manual, help files or
readme.txt files.
TOSHIBA Assist
TOSHIBA Assist is a graphical user interface that
provides easy access to help and services.
HW Setup
This program lets you customize your hardware
settings according to the way you work with your
computer and the peripherals you use. To start
the utility, double click the TOSHIBA Assist on
your desktop, select OPTIMIZE tab, and click
TOSHIBA Hardware Settings.
Power On Password
Two levels of password security, supervisor and
user, are available to prevent unauthorized
access to your computer.
To register a supervisor password, double click
the TOSHIBA Assist on your desktop select the
SECURE tab and start the Supervisor
password utility.
To set a user password, select the SECURE tab
on TOSHIBA Assist, then start the User
password utility. On the Password tab you can
register a user password.
TOSHIBA Disc
Creator
You can create discs in several formats including
audio CDs that can be played on a standard
stereo CD player and data discs to store the files
and folders on your hard disk drive. This software
can be used on a model with a CD-RW/DVDROM drive, DVD Super Multi drive.
TOSHIBA DVD-RAM
Utility
TOSHIBA DVD-RAM Utility has a Physical
Format function and Write-Protect function to
DVD-RAM.
This utility is contained in the TOSHIBA Disc
Creator setup module.
To run TOSHIBA DVD-RAM Utility, click
,
select All Programs, TOSHIBA, CD&DVD
Applications, and then click DVD-RAM Utility.
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WinDVD BD for
TOSHIBA
This software is provided for playback of Blu-ray
Disc. It has an on-screen interface and
functions.
To run WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA, click
J All
Programs J InterVideo WinDVD J WinDVD
BD for TOSHIBA.
Corel DVD
MovieFactory® for
TOSHIBA
You can edit digital video and make a DVD-Video
and support Label Flash function.
The availability of Label Flash function depends on the model you
purchased.
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FingerPrint utility
This product has a fingerprint utility installed for
the purpose of enrolling and recognizing
fingerprints. (depending on the model
purchased.) By enrolling the ID and password to
the fingerprint authentication device, it is no
longer necessary to input the password from the
keyboard. Just by swiping the finger against the
fingerprint sensor, the following functions will be
enabled:
■ Log-on to Windows and access a security
enabled homepage through IE (Internet
Explorer).
■ Files and folders can be encrypted/decrypted
and third party access to them prevented.
■ Disable the password-protected screensaver
when returning from power-saving (Sleep)
mode.
■ System boot authentication and Single Touch
Boot feature.
■ Power on Security and Single Sign On
feature.
TOSHIBA HDD/SSD
Alert
The TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert includes wizard
functions to monitor the Disk Drive operating
status and execute system backup.
TOSHIBA DVD
PLAYER
The DVD PLAYER is used to play DVD Video. It
has an on-screen interface and functions.
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TOSHIBA ConfigFree
ConfigFree is a suite of utilities to allow easy
control of communication devices and network
connections. ConfigFree also allows you to find
communication problems and create profiles for
easy switching between location and
communication networks.
To run ConfigFree, click
, select All
Programs, TOSHIBA and then click
ConfigFree.
TOSHIBA HDD
Protection
This feature uses the acceleration sensor built in
the computer to detect vibration and shocks, and
automatically moves the hard disk drive’s read/
write head to a safe position in order to reduce
the risk of damage that could be caused by headto-disk contact. Refer to the Using the Hard Disk
Drive (HDD) Protection section in Chapter 4,
Operating Basics for details.
The TOSHIBA HDD Protection function does not guarantee that the hard
disk drive will not be damaged.
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TOSHIBA Face
Recognition
TOSHIBA Face Recognition uses a face
verification library to verify the face data of users
when they log on to Windows. If the verification is
successful, the user will be logged into Windows
automatically. The user can thus avoid having to
enter a password or the like, which makes the
login process easier.
TOSHIBA eco Utility
TOSHIBA eco Utility helps you monitor your
power savings by showing approximate real time
power consumption. Furthermore, it shows
approximate accumulated power consumption
and approximate accumulated power savings
when using eco mode daily, weekly, and monthly.
You can track power savings by using eco mode
continuously.
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Windows Mobility
Center
This section describes the Windows Mobility
Center. Mobility Center is a utility for accessing
several mobile PC settings quickly in one
window. A maximum of eight tiles are prepared
as the operating system default. Two additional
tiles are also added to your Mobility Center.
Installing the "TOSHIBA Extended Tiles for
Windows Mobility Center" package will add the
following functions.
■ Lock Computer:
Lock your computer without turning it off. This
has the same function as the Lock button at
the bottom of the right pane of the start menu.
■ TOSHIBA Assist:
Open the TOSHIBA Assist if it is already
installed in your computer.
TOSHIBA USB Sleep
and Charge Utility
This utility is able to either enable or disable the
USB Sleep and Charge function.
This utility shows the positions of USB ports that
support the USB Sleep and Charge function and
displays the battery’s remaining capacity.
To start this utility, click Start All Programs
TOSHIBA Utilities USB Sleep and Charge.
Options
You can add a number of options to make your computer even more
powerful and convenient to use. Refer to Chapter 8, Optional Devices, for
details. The following options are available:
Memory expansion
Two memory modules can be installed in this
computer.
Use only compatible DDRII or DDRIII memory modules. See your
TOSHIBA dealer for details.
* The availability of DDRII or DDRIII depends on the model you purchased.
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Battery pack
An additional battery pack can be purchased
from your TOSHIBA dealer. Use it as a spare to
increase your computer operating time.
AC Adaptor
If you use your computer at more than one site
frequently, it may be convenient to purchase an
additional AC adaptor for each site so you will not
have to carry the adaptor with you.
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Chapter 2
The Grand Tour
This chapter identifies the various components of your computer. Become
familiar with each component before you operate the computer.
Front with the display closed
The following figure shows the computer's front with its display panel in the
closed position.
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1. Infrared Receiver Window
2. Wireless Communication Switch
3. Wireless Activity LED
4. Multiple Digital Media Card Slot
5. DC in LED
6. Power LED
7. Battery LED
8. Disk LED
9. Multiple Digital Media Card Slot LED
The front of the computer with the display closed
Infrared Receiver
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An infrared receiver window is provided with
some models. This is a sensor window that
receives signals from the remote control provided
with your computer.
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■ Set the wireless communication switch to off in airplanes and hospitals.
Check the wireless activity indicator. It will stop glowing when the
wireless communication function is off.
■ Turn Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionalities off when near a person who
may have a cardiac pacemaker implant or other medical electric
device. Radio waves may affect pacemaker or medical device
operation, possibly resulting in serious injury. Follow the instruction of
your medical device when using any Wi-Fi or Bluetooth functionality.
■ Always turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth functionality if the computer is near
automatic control equipment or appliances such as automatic doors or
fire detectors. Radio waves can cause malfunction of such equipment,
possibly resulting in serious injury.
■ Do not use the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth functionalities near a microwave
oven or in areas subject to radio interference or magnetic fields.
Interference from a microwave oven or other source can disrupt Wi-Fi
or Bluetooth operation.
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Wireless
Communication
Switch
The Wireless Communication Switch turns on the
wireless networking transceiver.
Wireless Activity
LED
Indicates whether the wireless LAN or Bluetooth
connection is active or not.
(Provided with some models)
Multiple Digital
Media Card Slot
Supports SD/SDHC memory card, MMC,
MEMORY STICK, MEMORY STICK PRO and
xD Picture card.
DC IN LED
The DC IN LED indicates the computer is
connected to the AC adaptor and it is plugged
into an AC power source.
Power LED
The Power indicator glows blue when the
computer is on. If you select Sleep Mode from
Turn Off Computer, this indicator flashes orange
(one second on, two seconds off) while the
computer enters Sleep Mode.
Battery LED
The Battery indicator shows the condition of the
battery's charge: Blue indicates a full charge,
orange indicates that the battery is charging and
flashing orange indicates a low battery charge.
Refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
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Disk LED
Disk LED indicates that the hard disk drive or
optical disc drive is being accessed.
Multiple Digital
Media Card Slot LED
Multiple Digital Media Card Slot LED lights up
when the Multiple Digital Media Card Slot is
accessed.
(Provided with some models)
Left side
The following figure shows the computer's left side.
■ Tray ODD
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■ Slot ODD
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1. LAN Jack
2. eSATA/USB Combo Port
3. Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) Port
4. HDMI Port
5. i.LINK (IEEE 1394a) Port
6. Express Card Slot
7. ODD Indicator (Tray ODD)
8. Eject Button (Tray ODD)
9. Emergency Eject Hole (Tray ODD)
10. Eject Button (Slot ODD)
The left side of the computer
LAN Jack
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This jack lets you connect to a LAN. The adaptor
has built-in support for Fast Ethernet LAN or
Giga bit Ethernet. (Depends on the model you
purchased) Refer to Chapter 4, Operating
Basics, for details.
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■ Do not connect any cable other than a LAN cable to the LAN jack. It
could cause damage or malfunction.
■ Do not connect the LAN cable to a power supply. It could cause
damage or malfunction.
eSATA/
eSATA/USB Combo
Port
The eSATA/USB combo port supports the USB
Universal Serial Bus
(USB 2.0) Port
The Universal Serial Bus Port complies with the
USB 2.0 standard.
HDMI Port
This port allows you to connect digitally to an
HDTV or home theater receiver.
i.LINK (IEEE1394a)
Port
This port allows you to connect an external
device, such as a digital video camera, for
highspeed data transfer.
(Provided with some models)
ExpressCard Slot
This slot allows you to insert an ExpressCard. An
ExpressCard is a small, modular add-in card
technology based on PCI Express and the
Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. The
maximum transmission rate is 2.5Gbps.
ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54 types are
supported.
2.0 and eSATA functions. Ports with the icon ( )
have USB Sleep and Charge function.
Keep foreign metal objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, out of
the ExpressCard slot. Foreign metal objects can create a short circuit,
which can cause damage and fire, possibly resulting in serious injury.
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ODD Indicator
(Tray ODD)
The ODD indicator glows amber when
thecomputer accesses the optical disc drive.
Eject Button (Tray
ODD, Slot ODD)
Press this button to open the ODD tray.
Emergency Eject
Hole (Tray ODD)
In the event that the disc drive becomes
inexplicably locked or stops responding, press
this button to manually eject the ODD tray.
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Right side
The following figure shows the computer's right side.
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1. Headphone (S/P DIF) jack
2. Microphone Jack
3. USB Serial Bus (USB 2.0) Ports
4. Modem Jack or TV In Port*
5. External Monitor Port
6. DC in 19V Jack
7. Security Lock Slot
The right side of the computer
* The figure shows the Modem Jack.
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Headphone (S/P DIF)
jack
This jack outputs analog audio signals. This jack
can be used also as S/P DIF jack and enables
connection of optical digital correspondence
apparatus.
Microphone Jack
A 3.5 mm mini microphone jack enables
connection of a three-conductor mini jack for
monaural microphone input.
Universal Serial Bus
(USB 2.0) Ports
The Universal Serial Bus Ports comply with the
USB 2.0 standard.
Modem Jack
The modem jack allows you to use a modular
cable to connect the modem directly to a
telephone line. (Depends on the model you
purchased)
■ In case of a lightning storm, unplug the
modem cable from the telephone jack.
■ Do not connect the modem to a digital
telephone line. A digital line will damage the
modem.
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■ Connection to any communication line other than an analog phone line
could cause a computer system failure.
■ Connect the built-in modem only to ordinary analog phone lines.
■ Never connect the built-in modem to a digital line (ISDN).
■ Never connect the built-in modem to the digital connector on a
public telephone or to a digital private branch exchange (PBX).
■ Never connect the built-in modem to a key telephone system for
residences or offices.
■ Avoid using your computer modem with the telephone cable connected
during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock
from lightning.
FM Antenna Jack
A jack enables the connection of FM antenna.
(Depends on the model you purchased)
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TV In Port
This port allows you to connect a coaxial cable
for viewing cable TV on your computer.
(Depends on the model you purchased)
External Monitor
Port
This 15-pin port lets you connect an external
video display.
DC IN 19V Jack
The AC adaptor connects to this socket. Use
only the model of AC adaptor that comes with the
computer. Using the wrong adaptor can damage
your computer (Depends on the model you
purchased).
Security Lock Slot
A security cable can be attached to this port. The
optional security cable anchors your computer to
a desk or other large object to deter theft.
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Backside
The following figure shows the computer's back panel.
1. Cooling Vents
1
The backside of the computer
Cooling Vents
Cooling vents help prevent the CPU from
overheating.
Do not block the cooling vents. Make sure that foreign objects such as pins
(or similar objects) are kept out of the vents, to avoid damaging the
computer's circuitry.
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Underside
The following figure shows the underside of the computer. Make sure the
display is closed before turning over your computer.
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5
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6
1. Hard Disk Cover
2. Battery Pack Lock
3. Battery Pack
4. Battery Release Latch
5. Hard Disk Cover
6. Memory Module Cover
7. Cooling Vents
The underside of the computer
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Hard Disk Cover
This cover protects the hard disk.
Battery Pack Lock
Slide this lock to prepare the battery pack for
removal.
Battery Pack
The battery pack powers the computer when the
AC adaptor is not connected. For detailed
information on the battery pack, refer to
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
Battery Release
Latch
Slide and hold this latch to release the battery
pack for removal. For detailed information on
removing the battery pack, refer to Chapter 6,
Power and Power-Up Modes.
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Memory Module
Cover
This cover protects two memory module sockets -one or two modules are pre-installed. Refer to the
Memory expansion section in Chapter 8, Optional
Devices.
Cooling Vents
Cooling vents help prevent the CPU from
overheating.
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Front with the display open
This section shows the front of the computer with the display open. Refer to
the appropriate illustration for details. To open the display, lift the front of the
display. Position the display at a comfortable viewing angle.
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1. Web Camera LED*
2. Web Camera*
3. Built-in microphone*
4. Wireless LAN Antenna (Not shown)*
5. Speaker
6. TouchPad
7. Fingerprint Sensor*
8. TouchPad Control Buttons
9. Display Screen
10. Speaker
11. Power Button*
12. eco Button*
13. CD/DVD/BD Button*
14. Previous Button*
15. Volume Down Button*
16. Mute Button*
17. Play/Pause Button*
18. Next Button*
19. Volume Up Button*
The front of the computer with the display open
* Provided with some models
Please handle your computer carefully to avoid scratching or damaging the
surface.
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Web Camera LED
The Web Camera LED indicates whether the
web camera is working or not. (Provided with
some models)
Web Camera
Use the web camera to take your picture or send
your image to web contacts. (Provided with some
models)
Built-in microphone
The microphone is used with the Web Camera to
talk to other Web Camera users and to record
messages on windows media.
Wireless LAN
Antenna
The internal wireless LAN antenna allows you to
detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs)
and connect to the internet.
Speakers
The speakers emit sound generated by your
software as well as audio alarms, such as low
battery condition, generated by the system.
TouchPad
Use the TouchPad in the center of the palm rest
to control the on-screen pointer.
Fingerprint Sensor
Just by swiping the finger against the fingerprint
sensor, the following functions will be enabled:
Log-on to Windows and access a securityenabled homepage through IE (Internet Explorer)
Files and folders can be encrypted/decrypted
and third party access to them prevented.
Disable the password-protected screensaver
when returning from power-saving (Sleep) mode.
System boot authentication and Single Touch
Boot feature. Authentication of the User
Password and Hard Disk Drive Password when
booting up the computer. Refer to the Using the
fingerprint sensor section in Chapter 4, Operating
Basics. (Provided with some models)
TouchPad Control
Buttons
Use the TouchPad Control Buttons to select
menu items or manipulate text and graphics
designated by the on-screen pointer. Refer to the
Using the TouchPad section in Chapter 4,
Operating Basics.
Display Screen
The LCD displays high-contrast text and
graphics. Refer to Appendix B, Display
Controller. When the computer operates on the
AC adaptor, the display screen’s image will be
somewhat brighter than when it operates on
battery power. The lower brightness level is
intended to save battery power.
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Power Button
Turns the computer on and off, puts it into Hibernation mode, and wakes it up from Sleep mode.
eco Button
Press this button to launch the eco application.
CD/DVD/BD Button
Press this button to launch an application
program that allows for playing of CDs, DVDs or
BDs. The application that is launched differs by
model: Windows Media Player/TOSHIBA DVD
PLAYER/WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA.
Previous Button
Skips backwards to the previous track, chapter or
digital file. Refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics,
for details.
(Provided with some models)
Volume Down Button
Decreases the volume of the speakers.
Mute Button
Press this button to mute / un-mute sound.
Play/Pause Button
Press this button to begin playing an audio CD, a
DVD movie or digital audio file. This button also
acts as a Pause button.
(Provided with some models)
Next Button
Skips forward to the next track, chapter or digital
file. Refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics, for
details.
(Provided with some models)
Volume Up Button
Increases the volume of the speakers.
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Optical Disc Drive
An ATAPI interface controller is used for optical disc operation. When the
computer is accessing an optical disc, an indicator on the system glows.
Region codes for BD drive and media
Optical disc drives and their associated media are manufactured according
to the specifications of three marketing regions. Region codes can be set
from WinDVD BD([Region] tab in [Setup] dialogue). When you purchase
BD Video, make sure it matches your drive, otherwise it will not play
properly.
Code
Region
A
Canada, United States, Japan, Southeast Asia,
East Asia
B
Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East,
Africa
C
China, India, Russia
Writable discs
This section describes the types of writable CD/DVD/BDs. Check the
specifications of your drive for the type of discs it can write. Refer to
Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
CDs
■ CD-R discs can be written only once. The recorded data cannot be
erased or changed.
■ CD-RW discs can be recorded more than once. Use either 1, 2, or 4
multi speed CD-RW discs or high-speed 4- to 10-speed discs. The write
speed of the ultra-speed CD-RW discs (Ultra-speed is available on the
DVD-ROM & CD-R-RW drive only) is a maximum of 24-speed.
DVDs
■ DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL and DVD+R DL discs can be written only
once. The recorded data cannot be erased or changed.
■ DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM discs can be recorded more than
once.
BDs
■ BD-R discs can be written only once. The recorded data cannot be
erased or changed.
■ BD-RE discs can be recorded more than once.
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BD-R/RE drive
The full-size BD-R/RE drive module lets you record data to writable CD/
DVD/BDs as well as run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") for Tray type,
12 cm (4.72") for Slot type CD/DVDs without using an adaptor.
Use only round standard (12cm) discs with this slot-loading optical drive.
Any other size or shape disc may not be able to be removed from the slot
and may damage the system as well as the disc.
The read speed is slower at the centre of a disc and faster at the outer edge.
BD read
6 speed (maximum)
BD(DL) read
6 speed (maximum)
BD-R write
6 speed (maximum)
BD-R(DL) write
4 speed (maximum)
BD-RE write
2 speed (maximum)
BD-RE(DL) write
2 speed (maximum)
DVD read
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-R write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-RW write
6 speed (maximum)
DVD+R write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD+RW write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-R(DL) write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD+R(DL) write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD-RAM write
5 speed (maximum)
CD read
24 speed (maximum)
CD-R write
24 speed (maximum)
CD-RW write
16 speed (maximum, Ultra-speed media)
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BD Combo drive
The full-size BD Combo drive module lets you record data to writable CD/
DVDs as well as run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") for Tray type, 12
cm (4.72") for Slot type CD/DVDs without using an adaptor.
Use only round standard (12cm) discs with this slot-loading optical drive.
Any other size or shape disc may not be able to be removed from the slot
and may damage the system as well as the disc.
The read speed is slower at the centre of a disc and faster at the outer edge.
BD read
6 speed (maximum)
BD(DL) read
6 speed (maximum)
DVD read
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-R write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-RW write
6 speed (maximum)
DVD+R write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD+RW write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-R(DL) write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD+R(DL) write
4 speed (maximum)
DVD-RAM write
5 speed (maximum)
CD read
24 speed (maximum)
CD-R write
24 speed (maximum)
CD-RW write
16 speed (maximum, Ultra-speed media)
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DVD Super Multi drive
The full-size DVD Super Multi drive module lets you record data to writable
CD/DVDs as well as run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") for Tray type,
12 cm (4.72") for Slot type CD/DVDs without using an adaptor.
Use only round standard (12cm) discs with this slot-loading optical drive.
Any other size or shape disc may not be able to be removed from the slot
and may damage the system as well as the disc.
The read speed is slower at the centre of a disc and faster at the outer edge.
DVD read
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-R write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-RW write
6 speed (maximum)
DVD+R write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD+RW write
8 speed (maximum)
DVD-R(DL) write
6 speed (maximum)
DVD+R(DL) write
6 speed (maximum)
DVD-RAM write
5 speed (maximum)
CD read
24 speed (maximum)
CD-R write
24 speed (maximum)
CD-RW write
24 speed (maximum, Ultra-speed media)
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AC adaptor
The AC adaptor converts AC power to DC power and reduces the voltage
supplied to the computer. It can automatically adjust to any voltage from
100 to 240 volts and to a frequency of either 50 or 60 hertz, enabling you to
use the computer in almost any country/region.
To recharge the battery, simply connect the AC adaptor to a power source and
the computer. Refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes, for details.
The AC adaptor
■ Depending on the model in question, either a 2-pin or 3-pin adaptor/
power lead will be bundled with the computer.
■ Do not use a 3-pin to 2-pin conversion plug.
■ The supplied power cord conforms to safety rules and regulations in
the region the product is bought and should not be used outside of this
region. In order to use the adaptor/computer in other regions, you
should please buy a power cord that conforms to the safety rules and
regulations in that particular region.
Always use the TOSHIBA AC adaptor that was included with your
computer, or use AC adaptors specified by TOSHIBA to avoid any risk of
fire or other damage to the computer. Use of an incompatible AC adaptor
could cause fire or damage to the computer possibly resulting in serious
injury. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage caused by use of an
incompatible adaptor.
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Remote controller
A remote controller, which is provided with some models, enables you to
perform some functions of your computer from a distance.
You can use your remote controller with Media Center to play CDs, DVDs,
BDs and videos, as well as view pictures.
The remote controller helps you to control the playback of a movie with
Media Center.
You can use the remote controller to:
■ Navigate and control all Media Center windows.
■ Control the video.
■ Place the computer in and out of Sleep mode.
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9. Play/Pause
10. Skip
11. Stop
12. Replay
13. Rewind
14. Start
15. Back
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18. Volume 19. Volume +
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Press this button to launch Windows Media
Player / DVD Video Player / WinDVD BD for
TOSHIBA.
Brightness down
Decreases the computer’s display panel
brightness.
Brightness up
Increases the computer’s display panel
brightness.
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Power
Starts or terminate the operating system.This
button functions like the power button of your
computer. By default, the Sleep mode is
equivalent to the power off state of your
computer. To change the setting, click Start J
Control panel J System and Security J
Power Options J Choose what the power
button does. The following four options are
available: Do nothig, Sleep, Hibernate and Shut
down.
Volume +
Increases the volume while viewing DVDs or
playing CDs.
Volume -
Decreases the volume while viewing DVDs or
playing CDs.
DVD menu
Opens the main menu of a DVD movie, if
available.
Arrows
Moves the cursor to navigate within Media
Center windows.
OK
Selects the desired action or menu option. It acts
like the ENTER Key.
LED on/off
Pressing this button to switch the lighting of
indicators.
Mute
Turns off the computer sound.
Back
Displays the previous window.
More information
Provides detailed information for functions or
options on the screen.
Start
Opens the Start menu.
Rewind
Moves the media (video, DVD, music, and so on)
backwards.
Play/Pause
Plays the selected media. This button also acts
as a pause button.
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Fast forward
Moves the media (video, DVD, music, and so on)
forwards.
Replay
Moves media backward (seven seconds for
videos, one music track or one DVD chapter at a
time).
Stop
Stops the currently playing media.
Skip
Moves media forward (30 seconds for videos,
one music track or one DVD chapter at a time).
Using the remote controller
Some computers include a remote control unit, which allows you to control
some of your computer’s functions from a distance.
■ The remote controller is designed specifically for this computer.
■ Some application programs may not support remote control functions.
Operational range of the remote controller
Point the remote controller at your computer and press a button. The
operational angle and distance are described below.
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Within 5 meters from the infrared receiver
window.
Angle
Within approximately 30 degrees horizontal to
and 15 degrees vertical to the infrared receiver
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Operational range of the remote controller
Even if within the effective scope as described above, the remote controller
may malfunction or not work correctly in the following cases.
■ When an obstacle stands between the infrared receiver window of your
computer and the remote controller.
■ When direct sunlight or strong fluorescent light strikes the infrared
receiver window.
■ When the infrared receiver window or the infrared emission part of the
remote controller is dirty.
■ When other computers which use an infrared remote controller are
used near to your computer.
■ When a low battery condition is present.
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Installing/Removing batteries
Be sure to install the provided CR2016 type batteries before using the
remote controller. The procedures for installing and removing the batteries
vary depending on the type of the remote controller. Check the type and
then install or remove the batteries as instructed.
Store the battery for the remote controller beyond the reach of children.
If a child swallows a battery, this might result in choking. If this happens,
seek medical attention immediately.
Observe the following precautions when using the battery of the remote
controller.
■ Do not use batteries other than those specified.
■ Ensure that you insert the batteries with their polarities correctly
aligned (+ or -).
■ Do not recharge, heat, disassemble or short the battery, or put it into a
fire or flame.
■ Do not use a battery whose “recommended expiration date” has been
reached, or which is completely discharged.
■ Do not use different types of batteries or old and new batteries at the
same time.
■ Do not carry the battery together with metal necklaces, hairpins or
other metal accessories.
■ When storing or disposing of used batteries, make sure to put some
insulation tape on their terminals (+ and -) to avoid short-circuits.
If these precautions are not followed, heating, fluid leakage or explosion
may occur. This may cause burns or personal injury. If battery fluid gets on
your skin or clothes, wash immediately with clean water. If battery fluid
gets in your eyes, immediately rinse your eyes with clean water and see a
doctor. Do not touch the battery fluid on instruments or devices with bare
hands. Wipe off with a cloth or paper towel.
Type of battery that can be used for the remote controller
When the provided batteries run down, please replace them with CR2016
type batteries. Other types of batteries should not be used.
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Installing the batteries
1. Open the battery cover on the back side of the remote controller.
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2. Be sure to place the batteries with correct polarities. Press the battery
down to the stopper then push it forward to fit into the battery case.
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Inserting the batteries
3. Close the battery cover. Press gently until it clicks into place.
Closing the battery cover
Replacing the batteries
When the batteries in the remote controller reach the end of their life, the
remote controller may not operate correctly or work only within a short
distance from your computer. In this instance, you should purchase new
batteries and replace the discharged ones.
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Slim size remote controller
1. Open the battery cover on the back side of the remote controller.
2. Hold down the stopper and slide the battery out of battery case.
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3. Insert the battery in place. Be sure to place the batteries with correct
polarities. Press the battery down to the stopper then push it forward to
fit into the battery case.
4. Close the battery cover. Press gently until it clicks into place.
Placing the slim size remote controller
Inserting a slim size remote controller
To insert the slim size remote controller, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure the ExpressCard slot is empty.
2. Set the front side upward and insert the slim size remote controller.
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3. Press gently to ensure a firm connection.
Removing a slim size remote controller
To remove the slim size remote controller, follow the steps below.
1. Press on the slim size remote controller gently to release it.
2. Grasp the slim size remote controller and pull it out from the slot.
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Chapter 3
Getting Started
This chapter provides basic information to get you started using your
computer. It covers the following topics:
■ All users should be sure to read the section Starting up for the first time.
■ Be sure to read the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort
for information on the safe and proper use of this computer. It is
intended to help you be more comfortable and productive while using a
notebook computer. By following the recommendations in it you may
reduce your chance of developing a painful or disabling injury to your
hand, arms, shoulders or neck.
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Installing the battery pack
Connecting the AC adaptor
Opening the display
Turning on the power
Windows setup
Turning off the power
Restarting the computer
System Recovery Options
Restoring the preinstalled software from the Recovery HDD
Restoring the preinstalled software from Recovery Media
■ Use an anti-virus software and update it regularly.
■ Never format storage media without checking its content - formatting
destroys all stored data.
■ It is a good idea to periodically back up the internal hard disk drive or
other main storage device to external media. General storage media is
not durable or stable over long periods of time and under certain
conditions may result in data loss.
■ Before you install a device or application, save any data in memory to
the hard disk drive or other storage media. Failure to do so may result
in the loss of data.
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Connecting the AC adaptor
Attach the AC adaptor when you need to charge the battery or you want to
operate from AC power. It is also the fastest way to get started, because
the battery pack will need to be charged before you can operate from
battery power.
The AC adaptor can be connected to any power source supplying from 100
to 240 volts and 50 or 60 hertz. For details on using the AC adaptor to
charge the battery pack, refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
■ Always use the TOSHIBA AC adaptor that was included with your
computer or use AC adaptors specified by TOSHIBA to avoid any risk
of fire or other damage to the computer. Use of an incompatible AC
adaptor could cause fire or damage to the computer possibly resulting
in serious injury. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage caused
by use of an incompatible adaptor.
■ Never plug the AC adaptor into a power source that does not
correspond to both the voltage and the frequency specified on the
regulatory label of the unit. Failure to do so could result in a fire or
electric shock, possibly resulting in serious injury.
■ Always use or purchase power cables that comply with the legal
voltage and frequency specifications and requirements in the country of
use. Failure to do so could result in a fire or electric shock, possibly
resulting in serious injury.
■ The supplied power cord conforms to safety rules and regulations in
the region from which the product is purchased and should not be used
outside this region. For use in other regions, please buy power cords
that conform to safety rules and regulations in that particular region.
■ Do not use a 3-pin to 2-pin conversion plug.
■ When you connect the AC adaptor to the computer, always follow the
steps in the exact order as described in the User’s Manual. Connecting
the power cable to a live electrical outlet should be the last step
otherwise the adaptor DC output plug could hold an electrical charge
and cause an electrical shock or minor bodily injury when touched. As
a general safety precaution, avoid touching any metal parts.
■ Never place your computer or AC adaptor on a wooden surface,
furniture, or any other surface that could be marred by exposure to heat
since the computer base and AC adaptor's surface increase in
temperature during normal use.
■ Always place your computer or AC adaptor on a flat and hard surface
that is resistant to heat damage. Refer to the enclosed Instruction
Manual for Safety and Comfort for detailed precautions and handling
instructions.
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1. Connect the power cord to the AC adaptor.
Connecting the power cord to the AC adaptor
Either a 2-pin or 3-pin adaptor/cord will be included with the computer
depending on the model.
2. Connect the AC adaptor's DC output plug to the DC IN 19V jack on the
right of the computer.
Connecting the adaptor to the computer
3. Plug the power cord into a live wall outlet.
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Opening the display
The display panel can be rotated in a wide range of angles for optimal
viewing.
1. Lift the panel up and adjust it to the best viewing angle for you.
Use reasonable care when opening and closing the display panel. Opening
it vigorously or slamming it shut could damage the computer.
Opening the display
■ When opening the panel, please be careful not to force it beyond the
point where it moves easily.
■ Be careful not to open the display panel too far as this could put stress
on the display panel’s hinges and cause damage.
■ Do not press or push on the display panel.
■ Do not lift the computer by the display panel.
■ Do not close the display panel with pens or any other objects left in
between the display panel and the keyboard.
■ When opening or closing the display panel, place one hand on the
palm rest to hold the computer in place and use the other hand to
slowly open or close the display panel (Do not use excessive force
when opening or closing the display panel).
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Turning on the power
This section describes how to turn on the power.
After you turn on the power for the first time, do not turn it off until you have
set up the operating system. Refer to the section Windows setup.
Press and hold the computer's power button for two or three seconds.
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When you first turn on the power, the computer's initial screen is the
Microsoft® Windows Startup Screen Logo.
Follow the on-screen directions.
Be sure to read the Windows End User License Agreement display
carefully.
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Turning off the power
The power can be turned off in one of the following modes: Shut down
(Boot), Hibernation or Sleep Mode.
Shut Down mode (Boot mode)
When you turn off the power in Shut Down mode no data is saved and the
computer will boot to the operating system’s main screen.
1. If you have entered data, save it to the hard disk.
2. Make sure all disk (disc) activity has stopped, then remove the CD/
DVDs.
■ Make sure the Disk LED and ODD indicator are off. If you turn off the
power while a disk (disc) is being accessed, you can lose data or
damage the disk (disc).
■ Never turn off the power while an application is running. Doing so could
cause loss of data.
■ Never turn off the power, disconnect an external storage device or
remove storage media during data read/write. Doing so can cause data
loss.
3. Click
then click the Shut down button
down menu, choose Shut Down.
4. Turn off the power to any peripheral devices.
. From the drop
Do not turn the computer or devices back on immediately. Wait a moment
to let all capacitors fully discharge.
Sleep Mode
If you have to interrupt your work, you can turn off the power without exiting
from your software. Data is maintained in the computer's main memory.
When you turn on the power again, you can continue working right where
you left off.
When you have to turn off your computer aboard an aircraft or in places
where electronic devices are regulated or controlled, always completely
shut down the computer. This includes turning off any wireless
communication switches or devices, and canceling settings that reactivate
the computer automatically, such as a timer recording function. Failure to
completely shut down the computer in this way could allow the operating
system to reactivate and run pre-programmed tasks or preserve unsaved
data, which could interfere with aviation or other systems, possibly causing
serious injury.
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■ When the AC adaptor is connected, the computer will go into Sleep
Mode according to the settings in Power Options .
■ To restore operation from Sleep Mode, press the power button or press
any key. The latter action works only if Wake-up on Keyboard is
enabled in HW Setup.
■ If the computer automatically enters Sleep Mode while a network
application is active, the application might not be restored when the
computer wakes up from Sleep Mode.
■ To prevent the computer from automatically entering Sleep Mode,
disable Sleep Mode in Power Options. However, this action will nullify
the computer's Energy Star compliance.
■ Before entering Sleep Mode, be sure to save your data.
■ Do not install or remove a memory module while the computer is in
Sleep Mode. The computer or the module could be damaged.
■ Do not remove the battery pack while the computer is in Sleep Mode
(unless the computer is connected to an AC power source). Data in
memory will be lost.
Benefits of Sleep Mode
The Sleep Mode feature provides the following benefits:
■ Restores the previous working environment more rapidly than does
Hibernation Mode.
■ Saves power by shutting down the system when the computer receives
no input or hardware access for the duration set by the System Sleep
Mode feature.
■ You can use the panel power off feature.
Entering Sleep Mode
You can enter Sleep Mode in one of three ways:
■ Click the computer's power button.
Please note that this feature must be enabled within Power Options (to
access it, click
Æ Control Panel Æ System and Security Æ
Power Options).
■ Click Start then click the arrow button
located in the Shut down
button
, and select Sleep from the menu.
■ Close the display panel. This feature must be enabled. Please refer to
Power Options (to access it, click
Æ Control Panel Æ System and
Security Æ Power Options).
When you turn the power back on, you can continue where you left when
you shut down the computer.
You can also enable Sleep Mode by pressing Fn + F3. Refer to Chapter 5,
The Keyboard, for details.
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■ When the computer is shut down to Sleep Mode, the power indicator
flashes orange.
■ If you are operating the computer on battery power, you can lengthen
the operating time by turning it off to Hibernation Mode, as Sleep Mode
consumes more power.
Sleep Mode limitations
Sleep Mode will not function under the following conditions:
■ Power is turned back on immediately after shutting down.
■ Memory circuits are exposed to static electricity or electrical noise.
Hibernation Mode
The hibernation feature saves the contents of memory to the hard disk
when the computer is turned off. The next time the computer is turned on,
the previous state is restored. The hibernation feature does not save the
status of peripheral devices.
■ Save your data. While entering Hibernation Mode, the computer saves
the contents of memory to the HDD. However, as a safety precaution, it
is best to save your data manually.
■ Data will be lost if you remove the battery or disconnect the AC adaptor
before the save is completed. Wait for the disk indicator to go out.
■ Do not install or remove a memory module while the computer is in
Hibernation Mode. Data will be lost.
Benefits of Hibernation Mode
The Hibernation Mode feature provides the following benefits:
■ Saves data to the hard disk when the computer automatically shuts
down because of a low battery.
■ You can return to your previous working environment immediately when
you turn on the computer.
■ Saves power by shutting down the system when the computer receives
no input or hardware access for the duration set by the system
hibernate feature.
■ You can use the panel power off feature.
Starting Hibernation Mode
You can also enable Hibernation Mode by pressing Fn + F4. Refer to
Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for details.
To enter Hibernation Mode, follow the steps below.
1. Click
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2. Click the arrow icon
located in the Shut down button
3. From the drop down menu, select Hibernate.
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Automatic Hibernation Mode
The computer will enter Hibernation mode automatically when you press
the power button or close the Display Screen. First, however, make the
appropriate settings according to the steps below.
1. Open the Control Panel.
2. Open System and Security and open Power Options.
3. Select Choose what the power button does.
4. Enable the desired Hibernation settings for When I press the power
button and When I close the lid.
5. Click the Save changes button.
Data saving in Hibernation Mode
When you turn off the power in Hibernation Mode, the computer takes a
moment to save current memory data to the hard disk. During this time, the
Disk LED will light up.
After you turn off the computer and memory is saved to the hard disk, turn
off the power to any peripheral devices.
Do not turn the computer or devices back on immediately. Wait a moment
to let all capacitors fully discharge.
Restarting the computer
Certain conditions require that you reset the system. For example, if:
■ You change certain computer settings.
■ An error occurs and the computer does not respond to your keyboard
commands.
There are three ways to reset the computer system:
■ Click
then click the arrow icon
located in the Shut down button
, and select Restart from drop down menu.
■ Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to display the menu window, then select Restart
from the Shut down options.
■ Press the power button and hold it down for five seconds. Once the
computer has turned itself off, wait between ten and fifteen seconds
before turning it on again with the power button.
System Recovery Options
About 1.5GB hidden partition is allocated on the hard drive for the System
Recovery Options.
The System Recovery Options feature will be unusable if this partition is
deleted.
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System Recovery Options
The System Recovery Options feature is installed on the hard disk when
shipped from the factory. The System Recovery Options menu includes
some tools to repair startup problems, run diagnostics or restore the
system.
You can see the more information about “Startup Repair” in “Windows Help
and Support” content.
The System Recovery Options can also be run manually to repair
problems.
The procedure is as follows. Follow the on-screen instructions.
1. Turn off the computer.
2. While holding the F8 key, turn the computer on. The Advanced Boot
Options menu will be displayed.
3. Use the arrow keys to select Repair Your Computer and press Enter.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
The Windows Complete PC Backup feature can be used on all Windows® 7
editions.
Create Optical Recovery Discs
A recovery image of your computer is stored on the hard disk. You may use
this image to create DVD recovery discs using the following steps:
1. Select DVD media.
2. The application will allow you to choose a type of media to create
recovery DVD including: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW.
Some media may not be compatible with the Optical Drive of your
computer. Please verify your Optical Drive supports the blank media you
choose.
3. Turn on your computer to open Windows® 7.
4. Insert the (first) blank media into the tray of the Optical Drive.
5. Double-click the Recovery Media Creator icon on your desktop, or
select the application from Start menu.
6. After TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator starts, select the type of media
and the title you wish to copy to the media then click the Create button.
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Restoring the preinstalled software from the
Recovery HDD
Part of the space on the hard disk drive is reserved as recovery partition for
restoring the pre-installed software from the hard disk drive.
When re-setting up your hard disk, do not change, delete or add partitions
in a manner other than specified in the manual. Otherwise, space for
software may be destroyed.
In addition, if you use a third-party partitioning program to reconfigure
partitions on your hard disk, it may become impossible to re-setup your
computer.
1. Turn off your computer.
2. Hold down the 0 (zero) key on the keyboard and turn on your computer.
3. When “TOSHIBA Leading Innovation >>>” appears, release the 0
(zero) key on the keyboard. A menu appears.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
■ You can not use System Recovery Options if restoring the pre-installed
software without System Recovery Options.
■ When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the hard disk will be
reformatted and all data will be lost.
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Restoring the preinstalled software from Recovery
Media
If the preinstalled files are damaged, use the Recovery Media you created,
or HDD recovery to restore them. To restore the operating system and all
preinstalled software, follow the steps below.
When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the hard disk will be
reformatted and all data will be lost.
1. Load the Recovery Media in the optical media drive and turn off the
computer's power.
2. Hold down the F12 key and turn on the power. When TOSHIBA
Leading Innovation >>> appears, release the F12 key.
3. Use the upper or lower cursor key to select the CD/DVD in the display
menu. A menu appears. For details, refer to the Boot Priority section in
Chapter 7, HW Setup.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
If you have removed pre-installed drivers/ utilities or when installing, you
can setup drivers/ utilities from the following folder.
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSAPINS\***
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Chapter 4
Operating Basics
This chapter gives information on basic operations including using the
TouchPad, optical media drives, sound system, modem, the wireless LAN
and LAN. It also provides tips on caring for your computer.
Using the TouchPad
To use the TouchPad, simply touch and move your finger tip across it in the
direction you want the on-screen pointer to go.
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Two buttons below the keyboard are used like the buttons on a mouse
pointer. Press the left button to select a menu item or to manipulate text or
graphics designated by the pointer. Press the right button to display a menu
or other function depending on the software you are using.
Do not press on the TouchPad too hard or press a sharp object such as a
ball point pen against the TouchPad. The TouchPad could be damaged.
For some functions, you can tap the TouchPad instead of pressing a control
button.
Click: Tap the TouchPad once
Double-click: Tap the TouchPad twice
Drag and drop:
1. Hold down the left control button and move the cursor to drag the item
you want to move.
2. Lift your finger to drop the item where you want it.
Scroll:
Vertical: Move your finger up or down the right edge of the TouchPad.
Horizontal: Move your finger left or right along the bottom edge of the
TouchPad.
Touch Pad Gesture
There are four convenient gestures that make users operate the system
easier and faster.
ChiralMotion
You can scroll vertically and horizontally. To enable these features, select
the Enable vertical scrolling and Enable horizontal scrolling check
boxes.
Click on the window or item you wish to scroll and slide your finger upwards
or downwards along the right edge of the TouchPad to scroll vertically. Slide
your finger to the left or right along the lower edge of the TouchPad to scroll
horizontally.
If scrolling does not respond, ensure that the appropriate check box is
selected and that the window or item on which you have clicked is
scrollable. If you still have problems, check your Scrolling Region settings.
Pinch Zoom (Pinch)
The Pinch Zoom gesture delivers zooming functionality in many
applications. You can use the Pinch Zoom gesture to perform the same
functions that a scroll wheel performs on standard Windows applications
that support CTRL-SCROLL WHEEL zoom functionality.
To enable this feature, select the Enable Pinch Zoom check box.
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To use a Pinch Zoom gesture:
1. Place two fingers down on the TouchPad surface.
2. Slide the fingers further apart to zoom in or slide the fingers closer
together to zoom out. For the best zooming experience, use the tips of
your fingers.
Rotating (ChiralRotate)
The Rotating features provide convenient gestures for rotating photos and
other objects.
Momentum
The Momentum feature delivers smooth, fast, trackball-like mouse
movement. One quick flick of the finger on the TouchPad surface can move
the cursor across the entire computer screen. Momentum reduces the
repetitive motion and fatigue associated with moving the cursor long
distances, while providing a smooth and natural feel similar to using a
trackball. Momentum is ideal for Real Time Strategy (RTS) games, First
Person Shooter (FPS) games, and Role Playing Games (RPG).
The two buttons below the Touch Pad are used like the buttons on a
standard mouse - press the left button to select a menu item or to
manipulate text or graphics designated by the pointer, and press the right
button to display a menu or other function depending on the software you
are using.
Using the fingerprint sensor
This product has a fingerprint utility installed for the purpose of enrolling
and recognizing fingerprints. By enrolling the ID and password to the
fingerprint authentication device, it is no longer necessary to input the
password from the keyboard. Just by swiping the finger against the
fingerprint sensor, the following functions will be enabled:
■ Logon to Windows and access a security-enabled homepage through
IE (Internet Explorer).
■ Files and folders can be encrypted/decrypted and third party access to
them prevented.
■ Disable the password-protected screen-saver when returning from
power-saving (Sleep) mode.
■ Pre-OS feature and Single Sign-On feature.
■ Authentication of the User Password and Hard Disk Password when
booting up the computer.
To “swipe” refers to the action of reading a fingerprint using the fingerprint
sensor.
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How to swipe the finger
Using the following steps when swiping fingers for fingerprint registration or
authentication will help to minimize authentication failures:
1. Align the first joint of the finger to the center of the sensor.
2. While lightly touching the sensor, swipe the finger towards you until the
sensor surface becomes visible.
3. Ensure the center of the fingerprint is on the sensor when swiping the
finger.
Slide the finger over the recognition sensor
■ Avoid swiping with the finger stiff or pressing too hard:
Fingerprint reading may fail if the center of the fingerprint is not
touching on the sensor, or when finger is swiped while pressing hard.
Make sure that the center of the fingerprint is touching the sensor
before swiping.
■ Confirm the center of the fingerprint whirl before swiping:
The thumb’s fingerprint has a bigger whirl, which is prone to
misalignment and distortions. This will cause difficulty in registration
and a drop in the authentication success rate. Always confirm the
center of the fingerprint whirl so that it is swiped along the centerline of
the sensor.
■ When fingerprint reading is not successful:
There is a possibility of authentication failure if the finger is swiped too
quickly or too slowly. Follow the onscreen instructions to adjust the
speed of the swipe.
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Points to note about the fingerprint sensor
Failure to follow these guidelines might result in (1) damage to the sensor
or cause sensor failure, (2) fingerprint recognition problems, or lower
fingerprint rec-ognition success rate.
■ Do not scratch or poke the sensor with your nails or any hard or sharp
objects.
■ Do not press too hard on the sensor.
■ Do not touch the sensor with a wet finger or any wet objects. Keep the
sensor surface dry and free of water vapor.
■ Do not touch the sensor with a soiled finger. Minute foreign particles on
a soiled or dirty finger may scratch the sensor.
■ Do not paste stickers or write on the sensor.
■ Do not touch the sensor with a finger or any object with built-up static
electricity.
Observe the following before you place your finger on the sensor.
■ Wash and dry your hands thoroughly.
■ Remove static electricity from your fingers by touching any metal
surface. Static electricity is a common cause of sensor failures,
especially when the weather is dry.
■ Clean the sensor with a lint-free cloth. Do not use detergent to clean the
sensor.
■ Avoid the following finger conditions for enrollment or recognition as
they may result in fingerprint enrollment errors or a drop in the
fingerprint recognition success rate.
■ Soaked or swollen finger (e.g. after taking bath)
■ Injured finger
■ Wet finger
■ Soiled or oily finger
■ Extremely dry skin condition
Observe the following to improve the fingerprint recognition success rate.
■ Enroll two or more fingers.
■ Enroll additional fingers if recognition failure occurs often with enrolled
fingers.
■ Check your finger condition. Changed conditions, such as injured,
rough, extremely dry, wet, soiled, dirty, oily, soaked and swollen fingers,
may lower the recognition success rate. Also, if the fingerprint is worn
down or the finger becomes thinner or fatter, the recognition success
rate may be lowered.
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■ The fingerprint for each finger is different and unique. Please ensure
that only the registered or enrolled fingerprint or fingerprints are used
for identification.
■ Check sliding position and speed.
■ You can enroll up to 30~34 fingerprint data entries.
■ Fingerprint data is stored into the nonvolatile memory in the fingerprint
sensor. Before you dispose of the computer, it is recommended that you
delete the fingerprint data with the Delete menu of Fingerprint Software
Management.
How to delete the fingerprint data
Saved fingerprint data is stored in the Non-volatile memory inside the
fingerprint sensor. If you hand over the PC to others, or dispose of it, the
following operations are recommended.
1. Click Start Æ All Programs Æ TrueSuite Access Manager. The
TrueSuite Access Manager Fingerprint Software screen is displayed.
2. Enter your Windows Password and click Next to enter the Control
Center, or swipe your enrolled finger to enter the Control Center.
3. Click Delete All Fingerprints.
Fingerprint sensor limitations
■ The fingerprint sensor compares and analyzes the unique
characteristics in a fingerprint.
■ A warning message will be displayed when recognition is abnormal or
recognition is not successful within a fixed duration.
■ The recognition success rate may differ from user to user.
■ Toshiba does not guarantee that this fingerprint recognition technology
will be error-free.
■ Toshiba does not guarantee that the fingerprint sensor will recognize
the enrolled user or accurately screen out unauthorized users at all
times.Toshiba is not liable for any failure or damage that might arise out
of the use of this fingerprint recognition software or utility.
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Points to note about the fingerprint utility
■ If the Windows file encryption function EFS (Encryption File System) is
used to encrypt a file, the file cannot be further encrypted using the
encryption function of this software.
■ You can back up the fingerprint data or the information registered to
Password Bank.
■ Please use Import/Export menu on Fingerprint Software Management.
■ Please also refer to the fingerprint utility Help file for more information.
You can start it using the following methods:
■ Click Start Æ All Programs Æ TrueSuite Access Manager Æ
Document.
■ Click Start Æ All Programs Æ TrueSuite Access Manager. The
main screen is displayed. Click Help in the upper right corner of the
screen.
Set up procedure
Please perform the following procedure when first using fingerprint
authentication.
Fingerprint registration
Enroll the required authentication data using the Fingerprints Enrollment
Wizard.
■ The fingerprint authentication uses the same Windows logon ID and
password. If the Windows logon password has not been setup, please
do so before registration.
■ Up to 30~34 fingerprint patterns can be registered.
1. Click Start Æ All Programs Æ TrueSuite Access Manager, or double
click the icon in the Task Bar. The Enter Windows Password screen is
displayed.
2. Enter a password into the Enter Windows Password field and click
Next. The Control Center screen is displayed.
3. Click the non-enrolled finger icon above the finger. The Fingerprint
Enrollment screen is displayed.
4. Confirm the message and click Next. The Scanning Practice screen is
displayed.
5. You can practice swiping your finger. When you have finished practicing
swiping your finger, click Next. The Fingerprint Image Capture screen is
displayed.
6. Follow the onscreen instructions and use the same finger you have
selected under the Control Center to swipe your finger with good
images three times for the fingerprint template to be created.
7. In case of finger injury or authentication failure, it is recommended that
you enroll another fingerprint. The following message will be displayed:
[We recommended enrolling at least two fingerprint
images.] Click OK and repeat steps 3, 4, 5 and 6 with another finger.
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Windows logon via fingerprint authentication
In place of the usual Windows logon by ID and password, fingerprint
authentication also allows logon to Windows.
This is especially useful when many users are using the computer, as user
selection can be skipped.
Fingerprint authentication procedure
1. Start up the computer.
2. The Logon Authorization screen is displayed. Choose any of the
enrolled fingers and swipe the fingerprint on the sensor. If
authentication is successful, the user will be logged on to Windows.
■ If the fingerprint authentication fails, please logon using the Windows
logon password.
■ Please logon using the Windows logon password if the fingerprint
authentication fails for five times. To logon using the Windows logon
password, enter the Windows logon password at the [Welcome]
screen.
■ A warning message will be displayed when authentication is abnormal
or authentication is not successful within a fixed duration.
Fingerprint system boot authentication
General
The fingerprint authentication system can be used to replace the keyboard
based User Password authentication system when booting up.
If you prefer to use the keyboard-based system instead of the fingerprint
authentication system for password authentication when booting up, press
the BACK SPACE key when the Fingerprint System Boot Authentication
screen is displayed. This will switch the password input screen to the
keyboard-based one.
■ It is necessary to register the User Password before using the
fingerprint Pre-OS feature and its extended function, the fingerprint
Single Sign-On feature. Please use TOSHIBA HW Setup to register the
User Password.
■ If you fail fingerprint authentication more than five times, you must
enter the User Password or Supervisor Password manually to start the
computer.
■ When swiping, please do it slowly and at a constant speed. If this does
not improve the authentication rate, please adjust the speed.
■ If there are any changes in the environment or settings related to
authorization, you will be required to provide authorization information
such as a User Password and HDD password.
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How to enable fingerprint system boot authentication
settings
It is necessary to first enroll your fingerprint with the TrueSuite Access
Manager application prior to enabling and configuring the fingerprint
Pre-OS feature.
Check that your fingerprint is enrolled before configuring the settings.
1. Swipe your finger across the fingerprint sensor, or enter the Windows
password and click Next.
2. Click settings. The Administrator Settings screen is displayed.
3. Place a checkmark in “Enable Pre-OS Fingerprint Authentication” and
click OK.
The modified configuration for fingerprint Pre-OS feature becomes effective
the next time the system boots up.
Fingerprint Single Sign-On feature
General
This is a feature that allows the user to complete the authentication for both
the User Password (and optionally, the HDD user and Supervisor
passwords) and logging on to Windows using only one fingerprint
authentication when booting up. It is necessary to register the User
Password and Windows Logon password before using the fingerprint PreOS feature and this fingerprint Single Sign-On feature. Please use
TOSHIBA HW Setup to register your User Password.
Only one fingerprint authentication is required to replace the User
Password (and, if selected, the HDD user and Supervisor passwords) and
Windows Logon password.
How to enable fingerprint Single Sign-On feature
It is necessary to first enroll your fingerprint with the TrueSuite Access
Manager application prior to enabling and configuring the fingerprint Single
Sign-On feature. Check that the fingerprint is enrolled before configuring
the settings.
1. Swipe your finger across the fingerprint sensor, or enter the Windows
password and click Next.
2. Click settings. The Administrator Settings screen is displayed.
3. Place a checkmark in “Enable Pre-OS Fingerprint Authentication”.
4. Place a checkmark in “Enable Single Sign-On Fingerprint
Authentication” and click OK.
The modified configuration for the fingerprint Single Sign-On feature
becomes effective the next time the system boots up.
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Fingerprint utility limitations
TOSHIBA does not guarantee that the fingerprint utility technology will be
completely secure or error-free. TOSHIBA does not guarantee that the
fingerprint utility will accurately screen out unauthorized users at all times.
TOSHIBA is not liable for any failure or damage that might arise out of the
use of the fingerprint software or utility.
USB Sleep and Charge function
Your computer can supply USB bus power (DCSV) to the USB port even
when the power of the computer is turned OFF. "Power OFF" includes
Sleep Mode, Hibernation Mode or shutdown state.
This function can only be used for ports that support the USB Sleep and
Charge function (hereinafter called "compatible ports").
Compatible ports are USB ports that have the ( ) symbol.
You can use the "USB Sleep and Charge function" to charge certain USBcompatible external devices such as mobile phones or portable digital
music players.
However, the "USB Sleep and Charge function" may not work with certain
external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In
those cases, turn ON the power of the computer to charge the device.
■ The "USB Sleep and Charge function" only works for compatible ports.
This function is disabled in the default setting.
■ When "USB Sleep and Charge function" is set to [Enabled], USB bus
power (DC5V) will be supplied to compatible ports even when the
power of the computer is turned OFF.
USB bus power (DC5V) is similarly supplied to the external devices
which are connected to the compatible ports. However, some external
devices cannot be charged solely by supplying USB bus power
(DC5V).
As for the specifications of the external devices, please contact the
device manufacturer or check the specifications of the external devices
thoroughly before use.
■ Using the USB sleep and charge function to charge external devices
will take longer than charging the devices with their own chargers.
■ If USB Sleep and Charge function is enabled, the computer’s battery
will discharge during hibernation or when the computer is turned off. It
is recommended that you connect the AC adaptor to the computer
when enabling the USB Sleep and Charge function.
■ External devices connected to the USB bus power (DC5V) function that
interfaces with the power ON/OFF of the computer may always be in
an operational state.
■ When there is a current overflow of the external devices connected to
the compatible ports, USB bus power (DC5V) supply may be stopped
for safety reasons.
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Metal paper clips or hair pins/clips will generate heat if they come into
contact with USB ports. Do not allow USB ports to come into contact with
metal products, such as when carrying the computer in your bag.
Starting the USB Sleep and Charge Utility
To start the utility, click Start Æ All Programs Æ TOSHIBA Æ Utilities Æ
USB Sleep and Charge.
Enabling USB Sleep and Charge
This utility can be used to enable and disable the USB Sleep and Charge
function. Check the "USB Sleep and Charge" checkbox. In the default
state, this function is disabled. Power supply mode settings
There are several USB Sleep and Charge function modes. "Mode4/Typical
Mode" should normally be used. Set one of the other modes (try from
"Mode3/Alternate Mode")*1 if the charge function cannot be used in "Mode
4 (Default)". This function may not be able to be used with some connected
external devices even if the appropriate mode is selected. In this situation,
uncheck the "USB Sleep and Charge" checkbox and stop using this
function.
*1 Some mode may not be displayed in the list.
Battery Settings
This utility can be used to specify the lower limit of remaining battery life for
USB Sleep and Charge. Move the slider bar to specify the lower limit. If the
remaining battery life falls before the setting, the "USB Sleep and Charge"
function will be stopped. Unchecking the "Enable under Battery Mode"
checkbox sets the utility to only charge when the AC adaptor is connected.
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Using the Web Camera
This section describes the bundled webcam utility, which can capture still
and video images. The web camera will auto-run when Windows starts.
Please remove the protective plastic-film before using the Web Camera.
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Using the software
The web camera software is pre-configured to start when you turn on
Windows. To start it manually, go to Start Æ All Programs Æ Toshiba Æ
Utilities Æ Web Camera Application.
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6. Camera resolution
7. Mute
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Capture Still Images
Click to see a preview of the captured image. You
can also e-mail the image.
Video Recording
Click to prepare for recording, and click again to
start recording. Click a third time to stop
recording and see a preview of the video.
Audio Recording
Click to start recording, click again to stop and
listen to a preview of the audio.
Function
Access additional functions: About, Player,
Effects, Properties, Settings and Help.
About
Displays software manufacturer details.
Player
Play video files.
Effects
Choose the images to be displayed on the
capture screen.
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Properties
In the Options tab, flip or zoom the image, or set
the flicker rate, night mode, and backlight
compensation. In the Image tab, change the
color settings. In the Profiles tab, change the
lighting conditions.
Settings
In the Options tab, change the tool bar position.
In the Picture tab, select picture output options
such as size, export file and save path. In the
Video tab, choose video output settings such as
frame rate, size, record compressor, and save
path. In the Audio tab, change the audio device,
audio compressor, audio volume and save path.
Help
Displays the help files for the software.
Using the microphone
Your computer has a built-in microphone that can be used to record
monaural sounds with your applications. It can also be used to issue voice
commands to applications that support such functions.(Built-in microphone
is provided with some models)
If your computer has a built-in microphone and speaker, “feedback” may be
heard under certain conditions. Feedback occurs when sound from the
speaker is picked up in the microphone and amplified back to the speaker,
which amplifies it again to the microphone.
This type of feedback occurs repeatedly and causes a very loud, highpitched noise. It is a common phenomenon that occurs in any sound
system when the microphone input is output to the speaker (throughput)
and the speaker volume is too loud or too close to the microphone. You can
control throughput by adjusting the volume of your speaker or through the
Mute function in the Master Volume panel. Refer to your Windows
documentation for details on using the Master Volume panel.
Using the TOSHIBA Face Recognition
TOSHIBA Face Recognition uses a face verification library to verify the
face data of users when they log on to Windows. This way the user can
avoid having to enter a password, which makes the logon process easier.
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■ TOSHIBA Face Recognition does not guarantee the correct
identification of a user. Changes to the likeness of a registrant, such as
hair style changes, wearing a cap, or wearing glasses may effect the
recognition rates.
■ TOSHIBA Face Recognition may incorrectly recognize faces that are
similar to a registrant.
■ For high security purposes, TOSHIBA Face Recognition is not a
suitable substitute for Windows passwords. When security is a high
priority, use your established Windows passwords to log on.
■ Bright background light and/or shadows may prevent a registrant from
being recognized correctly. In that case, log on using your Windows
password. If recognition of a registrant fails repeatedly, refer to your
computer documentation to learn ways to improve recognition
performance.
■ TOSHIBA Face Recognition records face data in a log when face
recognition fails. When transferring ownership or disposing of your
computer, please uninstall the application or delete all the logs created
by the application. For details on how to do this, see help file.
Disclaimer
Toshiba does not guarantee that the face recognition utility technology will
be completely secure or error-free. Toshiba does not guarantee that the
face recognition utility will accurately screen out unauthorized users at all
times. Toshiba is not liable for any failure or damage that might arise out of
the use of the face recognition software or utility.
TOSHIBA, ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE NO
RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF ANY BUSINESS,
PROFITS, PROGRAMS, DATA, NETWORK SYSTEMS OR REMOVABLE
STORAGE MEDIA ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM THE USE
OF THE PRODUCT, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY
THEREOF.
How to register the Face Recognition Data
Take a picture for facial verification purposes, and register the data needed
when you log on. To register the data needed when you log on, follow the
steps as described below:
1. Click Start Æ All Programs Æ TOSHIBA Æ Utilities Æ Face
Recognition.
■ The Registration screen is displayed for a logged-on user whose
face has not been registered.
■ The Management screen is displayed for a logged-on user whose
face has already been registered.
2. Click the Register face button in the Management screen. The
Registration screen is displayed.
■ If you wish to practice, click Next.
■ If you do not wish to practice, click Skip.
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3. Click Next to start the guide.
4. Take a picture while moving your neck slightly to the left and right.
5. Take a picture while moving your neck down and up.
■ Click the Back button to practice once more.
6. Click Next to start the image-capturing process.
7. Adjust the position of your face so that it fits within the face-shaped
frame. Once your face has been positioned properly, the recording will
commence.
8. Start moving your neck very slightly to the left and right, and then move
your neck up and down. Registration will end after you have repeatedly
moved your neck left, right, down and up.
When the register succeeds, below message will be displayed on the
screen: "Registration successful. Now we’ll do the
verification test. Click the Next button.".
9. Click Next and perform the verification test.
Face the screen as you do when you register.
■ If verification fails, click the Back button and re-register. Please refer
to steps 6 to 8.
10. If verification is successful, click Next and register an account.
11. Fill in the User Name, User Full name, Log on to, Password, and
Confirm password fields. When you have finished, click Next. The
Management screen is displayed.
12. Click on the registered account name. The captured image of your face
will be displayed on the left.
How to Delete the Face Recognition Data
Delete image data, account information, and personal record data created
during registration. To delete the Face Recognition Data, follow the steps
as described below:
1. Click Start Æ All Programs Æ TOSHIBA Æ Utilities Æ Face
Recognition.
The Management screen is displayed.
2. Select a user.
3. Click the Delete button. "You are about to delete the user
data. Would you like to continue?" will be displayed on the
screen.
■ If you do not want the data to be deleted, click No and you will then
be returned to the Management screen.
■ Clicking Yes will remove the selected user from the Management
screen.
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How to launch the help file
For further information on this utility, please refer to help file.
1. Click Start Æ All Programs Æ TOSHIBA Æ Utilities Æ Face
Recognition Help.
Windows Logon via TOSHIBA Face Recognition
This section explains how to logon to Windows with TOSHIBA Face
Recognition. Two authentication modes are provided.
■ AUTO Mode Logon screen: If the face authentication file is selected
by default, you can log on without using the keyboard or mouse.
■ 1:1 Mode Logon screen: This mode is essentially the same as AUTO
mode, but the Select Account screen will appear before the Display
Captured Image screen, and you will need to select the user account
to be authenticated in order to start the authentication process.
AUTO Mode Logon screen
1. Turn on the computer. The Select Tiles screen will be displayed.
2. Select the tile for facial authentication. "Please face the camera" will
be displayed.
3. Verification will be performed. If the authentication is successful, the
image data taken in step 2 will be faded in and placed over one another.
■ If an error occurs during authentication, you will be returned to the
Select Tiles screen.
4. The Windows Welcome screen will be displayed, and you will be
logged in automatically to Windows.
1:1 Mode Logon screen
1. Turn on the computer. The Select Tiles screen will be displayed.
2. Select the tile for facial authentication. The Select Account screen will
be displayed.
3. Select the account, and click arrow. "Please face the camera" will be
displayed.
4. Verification will be performed. If the authentication is successful, the
image data taken in step 6 will be faded in and placed over one another.
■ If an error occurs during authentication, you will be returned to the
Select Tiles screen.
5. The Windows Welcome screen will be displayed, and you will be
logged in automatically to Windows.
■ If authentication was successful, but an authentication error
subsequently occurred during the login to Windows, you will be
asked to provide your account information.
Using the optical disc drive
■ Tray ODD
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Operation is the same for all optical media drives. The full-size drive
provides high-performance execution of CD/DVD/BD-based programs. You
can run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") CD/DVD/BDs without an
adaptor. An ATAPI interface controller is used for CD/DVD/BD operation.
When the computer is accessing a CD/DVD/BD, an indicator on the system
glows.
For precautions on writing to CD/DVD/BDs, refer to the Writing CD/DVD/
BDs section.
■ Slot ODD
Operation is the same for all optical media drives. The full-size drive
provides high-performance execution of CD/DVD-based programs. You
can run 12 cm (4.72") CD/DVDs without an adaptor. An ATAPI interface
controller is used for CD/DVD operation. When the computer is accessing
a CD/DVD, an indicator on the system glows.
For precautions on writing to CD/DVD, refer to the Writing CD/DVD/BDs
section.
Use only round standard (12cm) discs with this slot-loading optical drive.
Any other size or shape disc may not be able to be removed from the slot
and may damage the system as well as the disc.
Loading discs
■ Tray ODD
To load a disc, follow the steps below and refer to the figures.
1. a. When the power is on, press the eject button to pop open the
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Pressing the eject button
b. Pressing the eject button will not pop open the drawer when the disc
drive's power is off. If the power is off, you can pop open the drawer by
inserting a slender object (about 15 mm) such as a straightened paper
clip into the eject hole just to the right of the eject button.
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2. Grasp the drawer gently and pull until it is fully opened.
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Pulling the drawer open
3. Place the disc, label side up, in the drawer.
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When the drawer is fully opened, the edge of the computer will extend
slightly over the disc tray. Therefore, you will need to turn the disc at an
angle when you place it in the tray. Once the disc is seated, make sure it
lies flat, as shown in the figure above.
■ Do not touch the laser lens. Doing so could cause misalignment.
■ Keep foreign matter from entering the drive. Before closing the drive,
check the back edge of the tray to make sure it carries no debris.
4. Press gently at the centre of the disc until you feel it click into place. The
disc should lie below the top of the spindle, aligned with the spindle
base.
5. Push the center of the drawer to close it. Press gently until it locks into
place.
If the disc is not seated properly when the drawer is closed, the disc might
be damaged. Also, the drawer might not open fully when you press the
eject button.
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■ Slot ODD
To load CD/DVD's, follow the steps as listed below and refer to following
figures.
1. When the computer's power is on, insert CD/DVD into the ODD directly.
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Removing discs
■ Tray ODD
To remove the disc, follow the steps below and refer to the figure.
Do not press the eject button while the computer is accessing the disc
drive. Wait for the optical media drive indicator to go out before you open
the drawer. Also, if the disc is spinning when you open the drawer, wait for
it to stop before you remove it.
1. To pop open the drawer partially press the eject button. Gently pull the
drawer out until it is fully opened.
■ When the drawer pops open slightly, wait a moment to make sure the
disc has stopped spinning before pulling the drawer fully open.
■ Turn off the power before you use the eject hole. If the disc is spinning
when you open the drawer, the disc could fly off the spindle and cause
injury.
2. The disc extends slightly over the sides of the drawer so you can hold it.
Hold the disc gently by its edges and lift it out.
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3. Push the center of the drawer to close it. Press gently until it locks into
place.
■ Slot ODD
To remove a CD/DVD, press eject button let the CD/DVD be put out.
Writing CD/DVD/BDs
■ Some models in this series are equipped with Writing CD/DVD/BDs
with the BD-R/RE drive.
■ Some models in this series are equipped with Writing CD/DVD with the
BD Combo drive or DVD Super Multi drive.
You can use the BD-R/RE drive to write data to CD-R-RW or DVD-R/-RW/
+R/+RW/-RAM or BD-R/-RE discs.
You can use the BD Combo drive or DVD Super Multi drive to write data to
CD-R-RW or DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM or BD-R/-RE discs.
Corel Movie factory for TOSHIBA is preinstalled.
Important message
Before you write or rewrite to CD-R-RW or DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM or
BD-R/RE discs, read and follow all setup and operating instructions in this
section. If you fail to do so, the BD-R/RE, BD Combo or DVD Super Multi
drive may not function properly, and you may fail to write or rewrite, lose
data or incur other damage.
Before writing or rewriting with the BD-R/RE drive
■ Based on TOSHIBA's limited compatibility testing, we suggest the
following manufacturers of CD-R-RW and DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM
and BD-R/RE discs. However, in no event does TOSHIBA guarantee
the operation, quality or performance of any disc. Disc quality can
affect write or rewrite success rates.
CD-R:
TAIYO YUDEN CO., Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
Hitachi Maxell,Ltd.
CD-RW: (Multi-Speed and High-Speed)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
CD-RW: (Ultra-Speed)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
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DVD-R:
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for General Version 2.0
TAIYO YUDEN Co.,Ltd. (for 8x and 16x speed media)
DVD-R (Dual Layer):
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 4x and 8x speed media)
DVD-R for Labelflash:
FUJIFILM CORPORATION (for 16x speed media)
DVD+R:
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 8x and 16x speed
media)
DVD+R (Double Layer):
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 2.4x and 8x speed
media)
DVD+R for Labelflash:
FUJIFILM CORPORATION (for 16x speed media)
DVD-RW:
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for Version 1.1 or version 1.2
Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC) (for 2x, 4x and 6x speed media)
DVD+RW:
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 2.4x, 4x and 8x speed
media)
DVD-RAM:
DVD Specifications for DVD-RAM Disc for Version 2.0, Version 2.1
or Version 2.2
Panasonic Corporation (for 3x and 5x speed media)
Hitachi Maxell,Ltd. (for 3x and 5x speed media)
BD-R:
Panasonic Corporation
BD-RE:
Panasonic Corporation
■ BD-R/RE drive cannot use discs that allow writing faster than 8x speed
(DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD+RW media), 6x speed, BD-R and DVDRW
media), 5x speed (DVD-RAM media), 4x speed ( BD-R (Double Layer),
DVD-R (Dual Layer) and DVD+R (Double Layer) media), 2x speed
(BD-RE and BD-RE (Double Layer) media).
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Before writing or rewriting with the BD Combo drive
■ Based on TOSHIBA's limited compatibility testing, we suggest the
following manufacturers of CD-R-RW and DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM
discs. However, in no event does TOSHIBA guarantee the operation,
quality or performance of any disc. Disc quality can affect write or
rewrite success rates.
CD-R:
TAIYO YUDEN CO., Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
Hitachi Maxell,Ltd.
CD-RW: (Multi-Speed and High-Speed)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
CD-RW: (Ultra-Speed)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
DVD-R:
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for General Version 2.0
TAIYO YUDEN Co.,Ltd. (for 8x and 16x speed media)
DVD-R (Dual Layer):
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 4x and 8x speed media)
DVD-R for Labelflash:
FUJIFILM CORPORATION (for 16x speed media)
DVD+R:
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 8x and 16x speed
media)
DVD+R (Double Layer):
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 2.4x and 8x speed
media)
DVD+R for Labelflash:
FUJIFILM CORPORATION (for 16x speed media)
DVD-RW:
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for Version 1.1 or version 1.2
Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC) (for 2x, 4x and 6x speed media)
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DVD+RW:
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 2.4x, 4x and 8x speed
media)
DVD-RAM:
DVD Specifications for DVD-RAM Disc for Version 2.0, Version 2.1
or Version 2.2
Panasonic Corporation (for 3x and 5x speed media)
Hitachi Maxell,Ltd. (for 3x and 5x speed media)
■ BD Combo drive cannot use discs that allow writing faster than 8x
speed (DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD+RW media), 6x speed (DVDRW
media), 5x speed (DVD-RAM media), 4x speed, (DVD-R (Dual Layer)
and DVD+R (Double Layer) media).
Before writing or rewriting with the DVD Super Multi drive
■ Based on TOSHIBA's limited compatibility testing, we suggest the
following manufacturers of CD-R-RW and DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM
discs. However, in no event does TOSHIBA guarantee the operation,
quality or performance of any disc. Disc quality can affect write or
rewrite success rates.
CD-R:
TAIYO YUDEN CO., Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
Hitachi Maxell,Ltd.
CD-RW: (Multi-Speed and High-Speed)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
CD-RW: (Ultra-Speed)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
DVD-R:
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for General Version 2.0
TAIYO YUDEN Co.,Ltd. (for 8x and 16x speed media)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 4x, 8x and 16x speed
media)
Hitachi Maxell,Ltd. (for 8x and 16x speed media)
DVD-R (Dual Layer):
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 4x and 8x speed media)
DVD-R for Labelflash:
FUJIFILM CORPORATION (for 16x speed media)
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DVD+R:
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 8x and 16x speed
media)
TAIYO YUDEN CO., Ltd. (for 8x and 16x speed media)
DVD+R (Double Layer):
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 2.4x and 8x speed
media)
DVD+R for Labelflash:
FUJIFILM CORPORATION (for 16x speed media)
DVD-RW:
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for Version 1.1 or version 1.2
Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC) (for 2x, 4x and 6x speed media)
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 2x, 4x and 6x speed
media)
DVD+RW:
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 2.4x, 4x and 8x speed
media)
DVD-RAM:
DVD Specifications for DVD-RAM Disc for Version 2.0, Version 2.1
or Version 2.2
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd. (for 3x and 5x speed media)
Hitachi Maxell,Ltd. (for 3x and 5x speed media)
■ DVD Super Multi drive cannot use discs that allow writing faster than
16x speed (DVD-R and DVD+R media), 8x speed (DVD-R (Dual
Layer), DVD+RW and DVD+R (Double Layer) media), 6x speed
(DVDRW media), 5x speed (DVD-RAM media).
■ If the disc is poor in quality, dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting errors
may occur. Be careful to check the disc for dirt or damage before you
use it.
■ The actual number of rewrites to CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW,
DVD-RAM, or BD-RE is affected by the quality of the disc and the way it
is used.
■ There are two types of DVD-R discs: authoring and general use discs.
Do not use authoring discs. Only general use discs can be written to by
a computer drive.
■ Only Format1 of DVD-R DL is supported. Therefore you cannot do
additional writing. If your data is under 4.7GB, it is recommended to use
DVD-R (SL) media.
■ You can use DVD-RAM discs that can be removed from a cartridge and
DVD-RAM discs designed without a cartridge. You can not use a disc
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with a 2.6GB single-sided capacity and 5.2GB double-sided capacity.
■ Other DVD-ROM drives for computers or other DVD players may not be
able to read DVD-R/-RW or DVD+R/+RW discs.
■ Data written to a CD-R/DVD-R/DVD+R disc cannot be deleted either in
whole or in part.
■ Data deleted (erased) from a CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW or DVDRAM disc cannot be recovered. Check the content of the disc carefully
before you delete it. If multiple drives that can write data to discs are
connected, be careful not to delete data from the wrong drive.
■ When writing to a DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW or DVD-RAM disc, some
disc space is required for file management, so you may not be able to
write the full capacity of the disc.
■ Since the disc is based on the DVD standard, it might be filled with
dummy data if the written data is less than about 1 GB. Even if you write
only a small amount of data, it might take time to fill in the dummy data.
■ DVD-RAM formatted by FAT32 cannot be read in Windows 2000
without DVD-RAM Driver Software.
■ When multiple drives that can write data to discs are connected, be
careful not to write to the wrong drive.
■ Be sure to connect the AC adaptor before you write or rewrite.
■ Before you enter Sleep Mode/Hibernation Mode, be sure to complete
DVD-RAM writing. Writing is complete if you can eject the DVD-RAM
media.
■ Be sure to close all other software programs except the writing
software.
■ Do not run software such as a screen saver, which can put a heavy load
on the CPU.
■ Operate the computer under the power scheme High Performance. Do
not use power-saving features.
■ Do not write while virus check software is running. Wait for it to finish
and then disable virus detection programs including any software that
checks files automatically in the background.
■ Do not use hard disc utilities, including those intended to enhance HDD
access speed. They may cause unstable operation and data damage.
■ CD-RW (Ultra speed) media should not be used as data may be lost or
damaged.
■ Write from the computer's hard disc drive to the CD/DVD. Do not try to
write from shared devices such as a LAN server or any other network
device.
■ Writing with software other than Corel Movie factory for TOSHIBA is not
recommended.
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When writing or rewriting
Please observe/consider the following when you write or rewrite to a CD-R/
-RW, DVD-R/-RW/-RAM, DVD+R/+RW, or BD-R/-RE disc.
■ Do not perform any of the following actions when writing or rewriting:
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■ Change users in the Windows® 7 operating system.
■ Operate the computer for any other function, including using a
mouse or TouchPad or closing/opening the LCD panel.
■ Start a communication application such as a modem.
■ Apply impact or vibration to the computer.
■ Install, remove or connect external devices, including the following:
ExpressCard, USB devices, external display, optical digital devices.
■ Use the audio/video control buttons to reproduce music or voice.
■ Open the BD drive or DVD Super Multi drive.
Do not shut down/log off or enter Sleep Mode/Hibernation Mode while
writing or rewriting.
Make sure writing or rewriting is complete before going into Sleep
Mode/Hibernation Mode. Writing is complete if you can open the BD
drive or DVD Super Multi drive tray.
Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subject to
vibration such as airplanes, trains, or cars. Do not use an unstable
surface such as a stand.
Keep mobile phones and other wireless communication devices away
from the computer.
Always copy data from the hard disk drive to the CD-R/-RW,DVD-R/RW/-RAM, DVD+R/+RW or BD-R/-RE disc. Do not use cut-and-paste.
The original data will be lost if there is a write error.
Disclaimer (DVD Super Multi drive or BD-R/RE drive)
TOSHIBA does not bear responsibility for the following:
■ Damage to any CD-R-RW or DVD-R/-R(DL)/-RW/+R/+R(DL)/+RW/RAM or BD-R/RE disc that may be caused by writing or rewriting with
this product.
■ Any change or loss of the recorded contents of CD-R-RW or DVD-R/
-R(DL)/-RW/+R/+R(DL)/+RW/-RAM or BD-R/RE disc that may be
caused by writing or rewriting with this product, or for any business
profit loss or business interruption that may be caused by the change or
loss of the recorded contents.
■ Damage that may be caused by using third party equipment or
software. Given the technological limitations of current optical disc
writing drives, you may experience unexpected writing or rewriting
errors due to disc quality or problems with hardware devices. Also, it is
a good idea to make two or more copies of important data, in case of
undesired change or loss of the recorded contents.
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Data Verification
To verify that data has been written or rewritten correctly to a data CD/DVD,
you should follow the steps below before you begin the write/rewrite process:
1. Display the setting dialog box by one of the following two steps:
■ Click Recording settings (
) for writing on the main toolbar in
the Data Disc mode.
■ Select Setting for Each Mode Æ Data Disc in the Setting menu.
2. Mark the Verify written data check box.
3. Select File Open or Full Compare mode.
4. Click OK.
How to learn more about TOSHIBA Disc Creator
Please refer to the Help files for additional TOSHIBA Disc Creator
information.
Video
You can record video using Corel DVD MovieFactory® for TOSHIBA.
When using Corel DVD MovieFactory® for TOSHIBA:
How to make a Labelflash DVD
Simplified steps for making a Labelflash DVD:
1. Insert a Labelflash disc in the DVD drive.
Set PRINTING SIDE for underside.
2. Click Start Æ All Programs Æ DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Æ
DVD MovieFactory Launcher to launch DVD MovieFactory.
3. Click Create Disc Label. Corel Label@Once is started.
4. Click the General tab.
5. Choose DVD Drive for Printer. e.g.<E:> PIONEER DVD....
6. Add and customize the look of your images and text.
7. Click Labelflash setting and choose Draw Quality.
8. Click Print.
How to make a Blu-ray disc Movie
1. Click Start Æ All Programs Æ DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Æ
DVD MovieFactory Launcher to launch DVD MovieFactory.
2. Click Create Video Disc Æ New Project to invoke 2nd Launcher,
choose Blu-ray, then invoke DVD MovieFactory.
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3. Add source from HDD by click Add Video files button to invoke
browser dialog box.
4. Choose the source video then go to Next page to apply Menu.
5. After choose the menu template, press Next button to go to Burning
Page.
6. Choose the output type then press Burn button.
How to make a DVD-Video
Simplified steps for making a DVD-Video from adding video source:
1. Click Start Æ All Programs Æ DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Æ
DVD MovieFactory Launcher to launch DVD MovieFactory.
2. Click Create Video Disc Æ New Project to invoke 2nd Launcher.
3. Choose your project type, then invoke MovieFactory.
4. Click Add video files to select the source video from the hard disk. The
browser dialog box is displayed.
5. Choose the source video and click Next.
6. Choose the menu template and press Next.
7. Choose the output type and press Burn.
How to learn more about Corel MovieFactory
Please refer to the Help and Manual files for additional Corel MovieFactory
information.
Important information for use
Note the following limitations and precautions when you write Video DVD:
1. Editing digital video
■ Log on with Administrator rights to use MovieFactory.
■ Make sure that your computer is running on AC power when using
MovieFactory.
■ Operate the computer at Full Power. Do not use power-saving
features.
■ While you are editing DVD, you can display preview. However, if
another application is running, the preview might not display
properly.
■ MovieFactory cannot edit or play copy protected content.
■ Do not enter sleep or hibernation mode while using MovieFactory.
■ Do not operate MovieFactory immediately after turning on the
computer. Please wait until all Disc Drive activity has stopped.
■ When recording to a DV-Camcorder, to ensure you capture all of
your data, let the camcorder record for a few seconds before you
begin recording your actual data.
■ CD recorder, DVD-Audio, mini DVD and Video CD functions are not
supported in this version.
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■ While recording video to DVD, please close all other programs.
■ Do not run software like a screen saver because it can put a heavy
load on the CPU.
■ Mp3 decoding and encoding are not supported.
2. Before recording the video to DVD
■ When you record DVD disc, please use only discs recommended by
the Drive manufacturer.
■ Do not set the working drive to a slow device like a USB1.1 hard
disk drive or it will fail to write DVD.
■ Do not perform any of the following actions:
• Operate the computer for any other function, including using the
mouse/TouchPad, or closing/opening the LCD panel.
• Bump or cause vibration to the computer.
• Use the Mode control button and Audio/Video control button to
reproduce music or voice.
• Open the DVD drive.
• Install, remove or connect external devices, including the
following: ExpressCard, SD card, USB device, external display,
i.LINK. devices and optical digital devices.
■ Please verify your disc after recording important data.
■ DVD-R/+R/+RW disc cannot be written in VR format.
■ Output to VCD and SVCD format is not supported.
3. About recorded DVDs
■ Some DVD-ROM drives for personal computers or other DVD
players may not be able to read DVD-R/+R/-RW/-RAM discs.
■ When playing your recorded DVD on your computer, please use
TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER software application.
■ When playing your recorded Blu-ray Disc on your computer, please
use WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA software application.
■ If you use an over-used rewritable disc, the full formatting might be
locked. Please use a brand new disc.
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TOSHIBA DVD Player
Please be aware of the following limitations when you use the TOSHIBA
DVD PLAYER:
Notes on use
■ Frame dropping, audio skipping or out of sync audio and video may
occur during playback of some DVD Video titles.
■ Close all other applications when using the "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER".
Do not open or execute any other applications during DVD Video
playback. Playback may stop or not function properly in some
situations.
■ Unfinalized DVDs created on home DVD recorders may not be playable
on the computer.
■ Use DVD-Video discs with a region code which is either "the same as
the factory default setting" or "ALL".
■ Do not playback DVD discs Video while watching or recording television
programs using other applications. Doing so may cause DVD Video
playback or television program recording errors. In addition, if
prescheduled recording starts during DVD Video playback it may cause
DVD Video playback or television program recording errors. Please
view DVD Video during times when there is no recording prescheduled.
■ The resume function cannot be used with some discs on the "TOSHIBA
DVD PLAYER".
■ It is recommended the AC adaptor be connected when playing DVD
Video. Power saving features may interfere with smooth playback.
When playing DVD-Video using battery power, set the Power Options to
"High performance".
■ Screen savers will not display while playing a movie in the "TOSHIBA
DVD PLAYER". The computer will also not go into Sleep Mode,
Hibernation Mode or shutdown while using "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER".
■ Do not configure the Display automatic power off function to run while
the "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER" is running.
■ Do not switch to Hibernation or Sleep Mode when running the
"TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER".
■ Do not lock the computer using the Windows logo (
) + L keys or
the Fn + F1 keys when running the "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER".
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Display Devices & Audio
1. "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER" will only run when "Colors" is set to "True
Color (32 bit)". The "Colors" setting can be adjusted on the "Monitor"
tab in the "Display Settings". To open the Display Settings, click Start Æ
Control Panel Æ Appearance and Personalization / Appearance Æ
Display Æ Change display settings Æ Advanced settings.
2. If the DVD Video image is not displayed on an external display or
television, stop the "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER", and change the screen
resolution in "Resolution" on the "Adjust screen resolution". To open the
"Adjust screen resolution", click Start Æ Control Panel Æ Adjust
screen resolution.
3. However, video cannot be output to some external displays and
televisions due to output or playback conditions.
4. When viewing DVD-Video on an external display or TV, change the
display device before playing. DVD-Video cannot be displayed
simultaneously (in clone mode) on both the computer's display panel
and an external display.
5. Do not change the screen resolution while running the "TOSHIBA DVD
PLAYER".
TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER
1. "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER" software is supported for playback of DVDVideo and DVD-VR.
2. "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER" does not have a parental control function.
3. In order to protect copyrights, the Windows Print Screen function is
disabled when "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER" is running.
4. (Print Screen functions are disabled even when running other
applications besides "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER" and when "TOSHIBA
DVD PLAYER" is minimized.) Please close "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER"
to use the Print Screen function.
5. Carry out the installation/uninstallation of the "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER"
under a user account with administrator rights.
6. Do not change Windows Users while "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER" is
running.
7. For some DVD Video discs, using the control window to change the
audio track will also change the subtitle track.
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Starting TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER
Use the following procedure to start "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER".
1. Insert a DVD-Video in the DVD Super Multi drive while Windows 7 is
running. When an DVD-Video disc is set in the DVD drive, the following
application selection screen may appear. If this occurs, select Play DVD
movie, then click OK to launch the TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER.
2. Touch the CD/DVD panel on the Front operation panel. Or select Start
Æ All Programs Æ TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER to start TOSHIBA DVD
PLAYER.
Operating TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER
Notes on Using "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER".
1. Screen display and available features may vary amongst DVD-Videos
and scenes.
2. Only operation buttons (including remote controller and Front operation
panels) which correspond to currently available and active features will
be useable during DVD playback.
3. If the menu is opened in the Display Area using the Control window's
Top Menu or Menu buttons, touch pad and mouse menu operations
may not be able to be used.
Open TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER HELP
TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER features and instructions are also explained in
detail in "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER Help". Use the following procedure to
open "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER Help".
■ Click the "Help" button (
) in the Display Area.
Using WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA
Please be aware of the following limitations when you use WinDVD BD for
TOSHIBA:
Notes on use
■ "WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA" is for Blu-ray Disc playback only. DVD
playback is not supported. Please use "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER" for
DVD playback.
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■ Playback of high bit rate content may cause frame dropping, audio
skipping or decrease in computer performance.
■ Close all other applications before playing back Blu-ray Disc. Do not
open any other applications or carry out any other operations during
Blu-ray Disc playback.
■ Because Blu-ray Disc playback operates according to programs builtinto the content, operation methods, operation screens, sound effects,
icons and other features may vary from disc to disc. For more
information on these items refer to instructions included with content or
contact the content manufacturers directly.
■ Make sure to connect the computer's AC adapter when playing a Bluray Disc.
■ "WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA" supports AACS (Advanced Accesss
Control System) copy protection technology. Renewal of the AACS key
integrated into this product is required for uninterrupted enjoyment of
Blu-ray Disc. An Internet connection is required for renewal. AACS key
renewal is provided free of charge for 5 years after the purchase of this
product, however renewal beyond 5 years is subject to conditions
specified by the software provider, Corel Corporation.
■ Do not playback Blu-ray Disc while recording television programs using
"Windows Media Center" "My TV" or other applications. Doing so may
cause Blu-ray Disc playback or television program recording errors. In
addition, if pre-scheduled recording starts during Blu-ray Disc Video
playback it may cause DVD Video playback or television program
recording errors. Please view DVD Video during times when there is no
recording prescheduled.
■ While playing a BD-J title, keyboard shortcut is ineffectve.
■ Resume play function cannot be used with some discs on "WinDVD BD
for TOSHIBA".
■ For interactive function for Blu-ray Discs, it may not work depends on
contents or network situation.
■ Region codes for BD drive and media Optical disc drives and their
associated media are manufactured according to the specifications of
three marketing regions. Region codes can be set from WinDVD
BD([Region] tab in [Setup] dialogue). When you purchase BD Video,
make sure it matches your drive, otherwise it will not play properly.
■ To playback video on external display or TV using "WinDVD BD for
TOSHIBA", output devices like display or TV which have RGB or HDCP
supported HDMI port.
■ The Blu-ray disc movie can be played only with internal LCD display or
external devices connected by RGB and HDMI output. WinDVD does
not support Clone mode (DualView) which plays on internal LCD and
external display or TV.
■ This product does not play HD DVD discs. Blu-ray discs with highdefinition content required for HD viewing.
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Starting WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA
Use the following procedure to start "WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA".
1. When a Blu-ray disc is set in the BD drive, WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA
starts automatically.
2. Touch the CD/DVD/BD button on the Front operation panel. Or select
Start Æ All Programs Æ InterVideo WinDVD Æ WinDVD BD for
TOSHIBA to start "WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA".
Operating WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA
Notes on Using "WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA".
1. Screen display and available features may vary amongst DVD-Videos
and scenes.
2. Only operation buttons (including remote controller and Front operation
panels) which correspond to currently available and active features will
be useable during DVD playback.
3. If the menu is opened in the Display Area using the Control window's
Top Menu or Menu buttons, touch pad and mouse menu operations
may not be able to be used.
Open WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA HELP
WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA features and instructions are also explained in
detail in "WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA Help". Use the following procedure to
open "WinDVD BD for TOSHIBA Help".
■ Click the "Help" button (
) in the Display Area.
Media care
This section provides tips on protecting data stored on your CD/DVD/BD.
Handle your media with care. The following simple precautions will
increase the lifetime of your media and protect the data stored on them:
CD/DVD/BD
1. Store your CD/DVD/BD in the container they came in to protect them
and keep them clean.
2. Do not bend the CD/DVD/BD.
3. Do not write on, apply a sticker to, or otherwise mar the surface of the
CD/DVD/BD that contains data.
4. Hold the CD/DVD/BD by its outside edge or the edge on the centre
hole. Fingerprints on the surface can prevent the drive from properly
reading data.
5. Do not expose your CD/DVD/BD to direct sunlight, extreme heat or
cold. Do not place heavy objects on your CD/DVD/BD.
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6. If your CD/DVD/BD become dusty or dirty, wipe them with a clean dry
cloth. Wipe from the centre out, not in a circular direction around the
CD/DVD/BD. If necessary, use a cloth dampened in water or a neutral
cleaner. Do not use benzine, thinner or similar cleaners.
Modem
Some models has a built in modem.
This section describes how to connect and disconnect the internal modem
to and from a telephone jack.
The internal modem does not support voice functions. All data and fax
functions are supported.
■ In case of a lightning storm, unplug the modem cable from the
telephone jack.
■ Do not connect the modem to a digital telephone line. A digital line will
damage the modem.
Region selection
Telecommunication regulations vary from one region to another, so you will
need to make sure the internal modem's settings are correct for the region
in which it will be used.
To select a region, follow the steps below.
1. Click start Æ All Programs Æ TOSHIBA Æ Networking Æ Modem
Region Select.
Do not use the Country/Region Select function in the Modem setup utility
in the Control Panel if the function is available. If you change the Country/
Region in the Control Panel, the change may not take effect.
2. The Region Selection icon will appear in the Task Bar. Click the icon
with the primary mouse button to display a list of regions that the
modem supports. A sub menu for telephony location information will
also be displayed. A check mark will appear next to the currently
selected region and telephony location.
3. Select a region from the region menu or a telephony location from the
sub-menu.
■ When you click a region, it becomes the modem's region selection,
and the New Location for telephony will be set automatically.
■ When you select a telephony location, the corresponding region is
automatically selected and it becomes the modem's current region
setting.
Properties menu
Click the icon with the secondary mouse button to display properties menu
on the screen.
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Settings
You can enable or disable the following settings:
AutoRun Mode
The Region Select utility starts automatically when you start up the
operating system.
Open the Dialling Properties dialog box after selecting
region.
The dialing properties dialog box will be displayed automatically after you
select the region.
Location list for region selection.
A submenu appears, displaying location information for telephony.
Open dialog box, if the modem and Telephony Current
Location region code do not match.
A warning dialog box is displayed if current settings for region code and
telephony location are incorrect.
Modem Selection
If the computer cannot recognize the internal modem, a dialog box is
displayed. Select the COM port for your modem to use.
Dialing Properties
Select this item to display the dialing properties.
If you are using the computer in Japan, the Telecommunications Business
Law requires that you select Japan region mode. It is illegal to use the
modem in Japan with any other selection.
Connecting
To connect the modem cable, follow the steps below.
■ The modular cable that comes with the computer must be used to
connect a modem. Connect the end of the modular cable with the core
to the computer.
■ In case of a lightning storm, unplug the modem cable from the
telephone jack.
■ Do not connect the modem to a digital telephone line. A digital line will
damage the modem.
1. Plug one end of the modular cable into the modem jack.
2. Plug the other end of the modular cable into a telephone jack.
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Connecting the internal modem
Do not pull on the cable or move the computer while the cable is
connected.
Disconnecting
To disconnect the internal modem cable, follow the steps below.
1. Pinch the lever on the connector in the telephone jack and pull out the
connector.
2. In the same way, pull the cable’s other connector out of the computer.
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Using the FM tuner
The availability of this feature depends on the model you purchased.
1. Plug the FM tuner antenna into the FM Antenna Jack.
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Installing the FM tuner
2. Select Start J All Programs J FM Tuner Utility to start FM software.
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Wireless communications
The computer’s wireless communication function supports both Wireless
LAN and Bluetooth devices.
■ Do not use the Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) or Bluetooth functionalities near a
microwave oven or in areas subject to radio interference or magnetic
fields. Interference from a microwave oven or other source can disrupt
Wi-Fi or Bluetooth operation.
■ Turn Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionalities off when near a person who
may have a cardiac pacemaker implant or other medical electric
device. Radio waves may affect pacemaker or medical device
operation, possibly resulting in serious injury. Follow the instruction of
your medical device when using any Wi-Fi or Bluetooth functionality.
■ Always turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth functionality if the computer is near
automatic control equipment or appliances such as automatic doors or
fire detectors. Radio waves can cause malfunction of such equipment,
possibly resulting in serious injury.
■ It may not be possible to make a network connection to a specified
network name using the ad hoc network function.
If this occurs, the new network(*) will have to be configured for all
computers connected to the same network in order to re-enable
network connections.
* Please be sure to use the new network name.
Wireless LAN
Where present, it supports the A,B, G and N standards but it is compatible
with other LAN systems based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum/
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing radio technology that complies
with IEEE802.11 Wireless LAN standard.
■ Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism in the transmit range of 54,
48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbit/s. (IEEE 802.11a/g)
■ Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism in the transmit range of 11,
5.5, 2 and 1 Mbit/s. (IEEE 802.11b)
■ Roaming over multiple channels
■ Card Power Management
■ Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) data encryption, based on the 128 bit
encryption algorithm.
■ Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) data encryption, based on 128 bit
encryption algorithm.
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Security
■ Be sure to enable the encryption function. Otherwise, you may expose
your computer to illegal access by an outsider across the Wireless LAN,
which may cause intrusion, eavesdropping, and the loss or destruction
of stored data. TOSHIBA strongly recommends the customer to enable
the encryption function.
■ TOSHIBA is not liable for the eavesdropping of data due to the use of
Wireless LAN and the damage thereof.
Bluetooth Stack for Windows by TOSHIBA (depends on the
model you purchased)
Please note that this software is specifically designed for Windows® 7
operating system:
Detailed information regarding the use with these operating systems is
listed below. Please refer also to the electronic information which is
included with each software.
This Bluetooth Stack is based on Bluetooth Version 1.1/1.2/2.0/2.1+EDR
specification. TOSHIBA cannot confirm compatibility between any PC
products and/or other electronic devices that use Bluetooth other than
TOSHIBA notebook computers.
Release Notes related to the Bluetooth Stack for Windows
by TOSHIBA
1. Fax application software:
Regarding FAX application software, there are some software that you
cannot use on this Bluetooth Stack.
2. Multi User:
On Windows, the use of Bluetooth is not supported in a multi-user
environment. This means that, when you use Bluetooth, other users
logged onto the same computer will not be able to use its Bluetooth
functionality.
Product Support:
The latest information regarding Operating System support, Language
Support or available upgrades can be found on our web site at
http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in Europe or
www.pcsupport.toshiba.com in the United States.
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Wireless communication switch
You can enable or disable the Wireless LAN function with the on/off switch.
No transmissions are sent or received when the switch is off. Slide the
Switch to turn it on and turn it off.
Set the switch to off in airplanes and hospitals. Check the indicator. It will
stop glowing when the wireless communication function is off.
Wireless activity LED
The wireless activity LED indicates the status of the wireless
communication functions.
Indicator status
Indication
LED off
Wireless communication switch is set to off.
Automatic power down because of overheating.
Power malfunction.
LED glows
Wireless communication switch is on. Wireless
LAN is turned on by an application.
If you use the Task Bar to disable Wireless LAN, you will need to restart the
computer to re-enable it. Alternatively, you can also follow this procedure:
1. In the Control Panel, click System and Security.
2. Click Device Manager. The Device Manager window opens. Click
Network adaptors.
3. Select your preferred Network adaptor, then click the Enable button in
the tool bar.
LAN
The computer has built-in support for Fast Ethernet LAN or Giga bit
Ehternet LAN (depends on the model you purchased).
LAN cable types
The computer must be configured properly before connecting to a LAN.
Logging onto a LAN using the computer's default settings could cause a
malfunction in LAN operation. Check with your LAN administrator
regarding set-up procedures.
If you are using Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second,
100BASE-TX), be sure to connect with a CAT5 cable or higher. You cannot
use a CAT3 cable.
If you are using Giga bit Ethernet LAN, be sure to connect with a CAT5-E
cable or higher. You cannot use a CAT5 or CAT3 cable.
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Connecting LAN cable
To connect the LAN cable, follow the steps below.
1. Turn off the power to the computer and to all external devices
connected to the computer.
2. Plug one end of the cable into the LAN jack. Press gently until you hear
the latch click into place.
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Connecting the LAN cable
3. Plug the other end of the cable into a LAN hub connector. Check with
your LAN administrator before connecting to a hub.
Disconnecting LAN cable
To disconnect the LAN cable, follow the steps below.
1. Pinch the lever on the connector in the computer's LAN jack and pull
out the connector.
2. Disconnect the cable from the LAN hub in the same manner. Check
with your LAN administrator before disconnecting from the hub.
Cleaning the computer
To help ensure long, trouble-free operation, keep the computer free of dust
and use care with liquids around the computer.
■ Be careful not to spill liquids into the computer. If the computer does get
wet, turn the power off immediately and let the computer dry completely
before you turn it on again.
■ Clean the computer using a slightly damp (with water) cloth. You can
use glass cleaner on the display. Spray a small amount of cleaner on a
soft, clean cloth and wipe the screen gently with the cloth.
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Never spray cleaner directly onto the computer or let liquid run into any
part of it. Never use harsh or caustic chemical products to clean the
computer.
■ Remove the dust from the cooling vents on the backside of the
computer regularly with a vacuum cleaner. Refer to Chapter 2, The
Grand Tour, .
Moving the computer
The computer is designed for durability. However, a few simple precautions
taken when moving the computer will help ensure trouble-free operation.
■ Make sure all disk activity has ended before moving the computer.
Check the HDD indicator on the computer.
■ If a CD/DVD/BD is in the optical media drive remove it. Also make sure
the disc tray is securely closed.
■ Turn off (shut down) the computer.
■ Disconnect the AC adaptor and all peripherals before moving the
computer.
■ Close the LCD display panel. Do not pick up the computer by its display
panel.
■ Before carrying your computer, shut down the computer, disconnect the
power cable and wait until the computer cools down. Failure to follow
this instruction could result in minor injury.
■ Always turn off the power when you move the computer. If the power
button has a lock, set it to the locked position. Also, be careful not to
subject the computer to impact. Failure to follow this instruction could
result in damage to the computer, computer failure or loss of data.
■ Never transport your computer with ExpressCards installed. This could
cause damage to your computer and/or ExpressCard, resulting in
product failure.
■ Use the carrying case when transporting the computer.
■ When carrying your computer, be sure to hold it securely so that it does
not fall or hit anything.
■ Do not carry your computer by holding protruded portions.
Using the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Protection
This computer has a function for reducing the risk of damage on the hard
disk drive.
Using an acceleration sensor built into the computer, TOSHIBA HDD
Protection detects vibration shocks and similar signs of movement of the
computer, and automatically moves the Hard Disk Drive head to a safe
position to reduce the risk of damage that could be caused by head-to-disk
contact.
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The TOSHIBA HDD Protection function does not guarantee that the hard
disk drive will not be damaged.
When vibration is detected, a message will be displayed on the screen, and
the icon in the Taskbar notification area will changed to the protection state.
This message is displayed until the OK button is pressed or 30 seconds
pass. When vibration subsides, the icon returns to the normal state.
Taskbar icon
State
Icon
Description
Normal
TOSHIBA HDD Protection is enabled.
Protection
TOSHIBA HDD Protection is active. The
hard disk drive head is in a safe position.
OFF
TOSHIBA HDD Protection is disabled.
TOSHIBA HDD Protection Properties
You can change the TOSHIBA HDD Protection settings by using the
TOSHIBA HDD Protection window. To open the window, click Start J All
Programs J TOSHIBA J HDD Protection Settings. The window can
also be started from the icon on the Taskbar or from the Control Panel.
HDD Protection
You can choose whether to enable or disable TOSHIBA HDD Protection.
Detection Level
This function can be set to four levels. The sensitivity levels in which
vibrations, impacts and their similar signs are detected can be set to OFF,
1, 2 and 3 in ascending order. Level 3 is recommended for better protection
of the computer. However, when the computer is used in a mobile
environment or in other unstable conditions, setting the detection level to 3
could result in frequent execution of TOSHIBA HDD Protection, which will
slow Hard Disk Drive reading and writing. Set a lower detection level when
the speed of Hard Disk Drive reading and writing is a priority.
Different detection levels can be set depending on whether the computer is
used as handheld or mobile usages, or whether it is used in a stable
environment such as on a table in the workplace or at home. By setting
different detection levels for the computer depending on whether it runs
with the AC power (desktop) or with batteries (handheld or mobile usage),
the detection level automatically switches according to the power
connection mode.
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3D Viewer
This feature displays a 3D object on the screen which moves in according
to tilting or vibration of the computer.
When the TOSHIBA HDD Protection detects computer vibration the Hard
Disk Drive head is parked and the 3D object disk rotation will stop. When
the head is un-parked the disk will begin to rotate again.
The 3D Viewer can be started from the icon in the task tray.
■ This 3D object virtually represents the Computer's internal Hard Disk
Drive. This representation may vary from the actual number of disks,
disk rotation, head movement, part size, shape and direction.
■ This feature may use a large amount of CPU and memory on some
models. The computer may become slow or sluggish when attempting
to run other applications while the 3D Viewer is displayed.
■ Intensely shaking the computer or other subjecting it to strong impacts
may cause damage to the computer.
Details
To open the Details window, click the Setup Detail button in the TOSHIBA
HDD Protection Properties window.
Detection Level Amplification
When the AC adaptor is disconnected or the lid is closed, HDD Detection
assumes that the computer will be carried and sets the detection level to
the maximum for 10 seconds.
TOSHIBA HDD Protection Message
Specify whether to display a message when TOSHIBA HDD Protection is
active.
This function does not work when the computer is starting, in Standby
Mode, in hibernation mode, in transition to hibernation mode, recovering
from hibernation mode, or power off. Be sure to not subject the computer
to vibration or impact while the function is disabled.
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The Keyboard
Chapter 5
The Keyboard
The number of keys on your keyboard depends on which country/region’s
keyboard layout your computer is configured with. Keyboards for numerous
languages are available.
There are five types of keys: typewriter keys, function keys, soft keys,
Windows special keys, and cursor control keys.
Typewriter keys
The typewriter keys produce the upper- and lower-case letters, numbers,
punctuation marks, and special symbols that appear on the screen.
There are some differences, however, between using a typewriter and
using a computer keyboard:
■ Letters and numbers produced in computer text vary in width. Spaces,
which are created by a "space character," may also vary depending on
line justification and other factors.
■ The lowercase l (el) and the number 1 (one) are not interchangeable on
computers as they are on a typewriter.
■ The uppercase O (oh) and the 0 (zero) are not interchangeable.
■ The Caps Lock function key locks only the alphabetic characters in
uppercase while the shift lock on a typewriter places all keys in the
shifted position.
■ The Shift keys, the Tab key, and the BackSpace key perform the same
function as their typewriter counterparts but also have special computer
functions.
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F1 ... F12 function keys
The function keys (not to be confused with Fn) are the 12 keys at the top of
your keyboard. These keys function differently from other keys.
F1 through F12 are called function keys because they execute
programmed functions when pressed. Used in combination with the Fn key,
keys marked with icons execute specific functions on the computer. Refer
to the section, Soft keys: Fn key combinations, in this chapter. The function
executed by individual keys depends on the software you are using.
Soft keys: Fn key combinations
The Fn (function) is used in combination with other keys to form soft keys.
Soft keys are key combinations that enable, disable or configure specific
features.
Emulating keys on enhanced keyboard
A 101-key enhanced keyboard layout
Press Fn + F12 to lock the cursor on a specific line. The power on default is
off.
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Hot keys
+
Mute: Turns the volume on and off.
+
Lock: Enters "Lock computer" mode. To restore your desktop, you need to
log on again.
+
Power plan: Displays the power save modes and lets you change the
power settings.
+
Sleep: This hot key switches the system to Sleep Mode.
+
Hibernate: This hot key switches the system to Hibernate mode.
+
Output: Changes the active display device.
Default resolution for simultaneous mode is set to 1024x768. If you
connect an RGB (Monitor) that is not 1024x768 resolution, change it in
"Display Properties".
+
Brightness (decreases): Turns the monitor brightness down.
+
Brightness (increases): Turns the monitor brightness up.
+
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Wireless: Switches the active wireless devices if the wireless
communication switch is switched on.
+
TouchPad: Enables or disables the Touch Pad function.
+
Zoom: Changes the display resolution.
+
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility (reduce): Reduces the icon size on the
desktop or the font size within one of the supported application windows.
+
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility (enlarge): Increases the icon size on the
desktop or the font size within one of the supported application windows.
Before using Fn+1 and Fn+2, you must install the TOSHIBA Zooming
Utility. The Utility only supports the following application windows:
Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Windows Media Player,
Adobe Reader and the icons on the desktop.
Fn Sticky key (Depends on the model you purchased)
You can use the TOSHIBA Accessibility Utility to make the Fn key sticky,
that is, you can press it once, release it, and then press an "F number" key.
To start the TOSHIBA Accessibility Utility, click start, point to All
Programs, point to TOSHIBA, point to Utilities and click Accessibility.
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Windows special keys
The keyboard provides two keys that have special functions in Windows:
Windows logo key activates the start menu and the other, the application
key, has the same function as the secondary mouse button.
This key activates the Windows start menu.
This key has the same function as the secondary mouse button.
Generating ASCII characters
Not all ASCII characters can be generated using normal keyboard
operation. But, you can generate these characters using their ASCII codes.
1. Hold down Alt + Fn.
2. Using the overlay keys, type the ASCII code.
3. Release Alt + Fn, and the ASCII character appears on the display
screen.
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Power and Power-Up Modes
Chapter 6
Power and Power-Up Modes
The computer's power resources include the AC adaptor and internal
batteries. This chapter gives details on making the most effective use of
these resources, including charging the computer and battery tips for
saving battery power, and power up modes.
Power conditions
The computer's operating capability and battery charge status are affected
by the power conditions: whether an AC adaptor is connected, whether a
battery is installed and what the charge level is for the battery.
Table Power conditions
Universal
AC
adaptor
connected
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Power on
Power off
(no operation)
Battery fully
charged
• Operates
• LED: Battery White(Red)
• LED: Battery White(Red)
Battery partially
charged or no
charge
• Operates
• Quick Charge
• LED: Battery amber
• Quick charge
• LED: Battery amber
No battery
installed
• Operates
• No charge
• LED: Battery off
• No charge
• LED: Battery off
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Table Power conditions
Power on
Universal
AC
adaptor
not
connected
Power off
(no operation)
Battery charge is • Operates
above low battery • LED: Battery off
trigger point
Battery charge is • Operates
below low battery • LED: Battery flashes amber
trigger point
Battery charge is
exhausted
• Computer shuts down
• LED: Battery off
No Battery
installed
• Cannot operate
• LED: Battery off
Power indicators
As shown in the above table, the Battery and Power indicators on the front
of the system alert you to the computer’s operating capability and battery
charge status.
Battery indicator
Check the Battery indicator to determine the status of the battery pack.
The following indicator lights indicate the battery status:
Flashing amber
The battery charge is low. The AC adaptor must
be connected to recharge the battery.
Amber
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and
charging the battery.
White(Red)
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and the
battery is fully charged.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does
not light up.
If the battery becomes too hot while it is being charged, the charge will
stop and the battery indicator will go out. When the battery’s temperature
falls to a normal range, charge will resume. This occurs whether the
computer's power is on or off.
Power indicator
Check the Power indicator to determine the power status:
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White(Red)
Indicates power is being supplied to the
computer and the computer is turned on.
Blinking amber
Indicates power is being supplied to the
computer while the computer is in Sleep Mode.
The indicator turns on for one second and off
for two seconds.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does
not light up.
Battery types
The computer has the following batteries:
■ Battery pack (6-cell or 12-cell depending on the model.)
■ Real Time Clock (RTC) battery
■ The battery pack is a lithium ion battery, which can explode if not
properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery
as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries
recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements.
■ Do not remove the battery pack while the computer is in Sleep Mode.
Data is stored in memory and will be lost if the computer loses power.
When the computer is powered off in Sleep Mode, and the AC adaptor
is not connected, the main battery pack supplies power to maintain
data and programs in memory. If the battery pack is completely
discharged, Sleep Mode does not function and the computer loses all
data in memory.
Battery pack
When the AC adaptor is not connected, the computer's main power source
is a removable lithium ion battery pack, also referred to in this manual as
the main battery. You can purchase additional battery packs for extended
use of the computer away from an AC power source.
Before you remove the battery pack, set the computer to Hibernation Mode
or save your data and shut down the computer. Do not change the battery
pack while the AC adaptor is connected.
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Battery pack
To ensure that the battery pack maintains its maximum capacity, operate
the computer on battery power at least once a month until the battery pack
is fully discharged. Refer to Extending battery life in this chapter for
procedures. If the computer is continuously operated on AC power through
an AC adaptor for an extended period, more than a month, the battery may
fail to retain a charge. It may not function efficiently over the expected life of
the battery and the Battery indicator may not indicate a low-battery
condition.
Real Time Clock battery
The Real Time Clock (RTC) battery provides power for the internal real
time clock and calendar. It also maintains the system configuration.
If the RTC battery becomes completely discharged, the system loses this
data and the real time clock and calendar stop working.
The computer's RTC battery is a lithium ion battery and should be replaced
only by your dealer or by a TOSHIBA service representative. The battery
can explode if not properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of.
Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.
■ You can change the settings of the Real Time Clock by pressing F2 in
POST.
■ After configuring the time and date for the Real Time Clock battery, we
recommend that you turn the power status of your computer to "ON" so
that the Real Time Clock battery is charged. For details, refer to
Chapter 9, Troubleshooting.
If the following message is displayed on the LCD:
ERROR 0271: Check date and time settings.
WARNING 0251: System CMOS checksum bad-Default configuration
used.
Press [F1] to resume, [F2] to setup.
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The charge in the RTC battery is getting low or has been exhausted. You
will need to set the date and time within the BIOS setup using the following
steps:
1. Press F2 key - the BIOS setup screen will be displayed.
2. Set the date in System Date.
3. Set the time in System Time.
4. Press F10 key. A confirmation message will appear.
5. Press Enter key. BIOS setup will terminate and the computer will be
rebooted.
After configuring the date and time, it is recommended that you switch the
computer on and then leave it in this state so that the Real Time Clock
battery can be charged.
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Care and use of the battery pack
This section provides the important safety precautions in order to handle
your battery pack properly.
Refer to the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort for
detailed precautions and handling instructions.
■ Make sure the battery is securely installed in the computer before
attempting to charge the battery pack. Improper installation could
generate smoke or fire, or cause the battery pack to rupture.
■ Keep the battery pack out of reach of infants and children. It can cause
injury.
■ The battery pack is lithium ion battery, which can explode if not
replaced, used, handled or disposed of properly. Dispose of the battery
as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries
recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements.
■ Charge the battery pack only in an ambient temperature between 5 and
35 degrees Celsius. Otherwise, the electrolyte solution might leak,
battery pack performance might deteriorate and the battery life might
be shortened.
■ Never install or remove the battery pack without first turning off the
power and disconnecting the AC adaptor. Never remove the battery
pack while the computer is in Sleep Mode. Data could be lost.
Never remove the battery pack while the Wake-up on LAN function is
enabled. Data will be lost. Before you remove a battery pack, disable the
Wake-up on LAN function.
Charging the batteries
When the power in the battery pack becomes low, the Battery indicator
flashes orange, indicating that only a few minutes of battery power remain.
If you continue to use the computer while the Battery indicator flashes, the
computer enables Hibernation Mode (so you don't lose data) and
automatically turns off.
You must recharge a battery pack when it becomes discharged.
Procedures
To recharge a battery pack while it is installed in the computer, connect the
AC adaptor to the DC IN 19V jack and plug the other end into a working
outlet.
The Battery indicator glows orange when the battery is being charged.
Use only the computer connected to an AC power source to charge the
battery pack. Never attempt to charge the battery pack with any other
charger.
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Time
The following table shows the approximate time required to fully charge a
discharged battery.
Charging time (hours)
Battery type
Power on
Power off
Battery pack
(6-cell, 12-cell)
4-10 hours
4 hours max
RTC battery
About 24 hours
About 24 hours
The charging time when the computer is on is affected by ambient
temperature, the temperature of the computer and how you use the
computer. If you make heavy use of external devices, for example, the
battery might scarcely charge at all during operation. Refer also to the
section Maximizing battery operating time.
Battery charging notice
The battery may not charge right away under the following conditions:
■ The battery is extremely hot or cold. If the battery is extremely hot, it
might not charge at all. To ensure the battery charges to its full capacity,
charge the battery at room temperature of 10° to 30°C (50° to 88°F).
■ The battery is nearly completely discharged. Leave the AC adaptor
connected for a few minutes and the battery should begin charging.
The Battery indicator may show a rapid decrease in battery operating time
when you try to charge a battery under the following conditions:
■ The battery has not been used for a long time.
■ The battery has completely discharged and been left in the computer for
a long time.
■ A cool battery is installed in a warm computer.
In such case, follow the steps below.
1. Fully discharge the battery by leaving it in the computer with the power
on until the power automatically shuts off.
2. Plug in the AC adaptor.
3. Charge the battery until the Battery indicator glows blue.
Repeat these steps two or three times until the battery recovers normal
capacity.
Leaving the AC adaptor connected will shorten battery life. At least once a
month, run the computer on battery power until the battery is fully
discharged, then recharge the battery.
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Monitoring battery capacity
Remaining battery power can be monitored using the following methods.
■ Clicking the battery icon on the task bar
■ Via the Windows Mobility Center window
■ Wait at least 16 seconds after turning on the computer before trying to
monitor the remaining operating time. The computer needs this time to
check the battery's remaining capacity and to calculate the remaining
operating time, based on the current power consumption rate and
remaining battery capacity. The actual remaining operating time may
differ slightly from the calculated time.
■ With repeated discharges and recharges, the battery’s capacity will
gradually decrease. Therefore, an often used, older battery will not
operate for as long as a new battery even when both are fully charged.
■ Please be aware that the actual remaining operating time may differ
slightly from the calculated time.
Maximizing battery operating time
A battery’s usefulness depends on how long it can supply power on a
single charge.
How long the charge lasts in a battery depends on:
■ CPU processing speed (depends on the model you purchased)
■ Screen brightness
■ Cooling method (depends on the model you purchased)
■ System Sleep Mode
■ System Hibernation
■ Monitor power off
■ How often and how long you use the hard disk, optical disc.
■ How much charge the battery contained to begin with.
■ How you use optional devices, such as an Express Card, to which the
battery supplies power.
■ Enabling Sleep Mode conserves battery power if you frequently turn the
computer off and on.
■ Where you store your programs and data.
■ Closing the display when you are not using the keyboard saves power.
■ Operating time decreases at low temperatures.
■ The condition of the battery terminals. Make sure the battery terminals
stay clean by wiping them with a clean dry cloth before installing the
battery pack.
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Retaining data with power off
When you turn off your computer with fully charged batteries, the batteries
retain data for the following approximate time periods.
Battery pack
(6-cell, 12-cell)
Approximately 2 days
(Sleep mode, 6-cell)
Approximately 3.5 days
(Sleep mode, 12-cell)
Approximately 1 month
(Shut down mode, all type of battery
packs)
RTC battery
Approximately 1 month
Extending battery life
To maximize the life of your battery pack:
■ At least once a month, disconnect the computer from a power source
and operate it on battery power until the battery pack fully discharges.
Before doing so, follow the steps below.
1. Turn off the computer's power.
2. Disconnect the AC adaptor and turn on the computer's power. If it
does not turn on, go to step 4.
3. Operate the computer on battery power for five minutes. If the battery
pack has at least five minutes of operating time, continue operating
until the battery pack is fully discharged. If the Battery indicator
flashes or there is some other warning to indicate a low battery, go to
step 4.
4. Connect the AC adaptor to the computer and the power cord to a
power outlet. The Battery indicator should glow orange to indicate
that the battery pack is being charged. If the Battery indicator does
not glow, power is not being supplied. Check the connections of the
AC adaptor and power cord.
5. Charge the battery pack until the Battery indicator glows blue.
■ If you have extra battery packs, rotate their use.
■ If you will not be using the system for an extended period, more than
one month, remove the battery pack.
■ Store spare battery packs in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.
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Replacing the battery pack
When the battery pack reaches the end of its operating life, you will need to
install a new one. The life of the battery pack is generally about 500
recharges. If the Battery indicator flashes orange shortly after fully
recharging the battery, the battery pack needs to be replaced.
You might also replace a discharged battery pack with a charged spare
when you are operating your computer away from an AC power source.
This section explains how to remove and install the battery pack.
Removing the battery pack
To replace a discharged battery, follow the steps below.
■ When handling battery packs, do not short-circuit the terminals. Also,
do not drop, hit or otherwise apply impact; do not scratch or break the
casing and do not twist or bend the battery pack.
■ Do not remove the battery pack while the computer is in Sleep Mode.
Data is stored in memory and will be lost if the computer loses power.
■ In Hibernation Mode, data will be lost if you remove the battery or
disconnect the AC adaptor before the save is completed. Wait for the
Disk indicator to go out.
■ Do not touch the latch while holding the computer. If the latch is
unintentionally released, you may get injured by the dropped battery.
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Save your work.
Turn the computer's power off. Make sure the Power indicator is off.
Remove all cables connected to the computer.
Turn the computer upside down.
Move the battery pack lock to its unlocked position.
Slide and hold the battery release latch to free the battery pack, and lift
the battery pack out of the computer.
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2
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1. Battery Pack
2. Battery Pack Lock
3. Battery Release Latch
Releasing the battery pack
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Installing the battery pack
To install a battery, follow the steps below.
■ The battery pack is a lithium ion battery, which can explode if not
properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery
as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries
recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements.
■ Do not touch the latch while holding the computer. If the latch is
unintentionally released, you may get injured by the dropped battery.
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Turn the computer's power off.
Disconnect all cables connected to the computer.
Slide and hold the battery release latch, and insert the battery pack.
Move the battery pack lock to its locked position.
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2. Battery Pack Lock
3. Battery Release Latch
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Starting the computer by password
If you have already registered a password, there are two ways to start the
computer:
■ Swipe your fingerprint on the sensor if you have already registered the
fingerprint with the Fingerprint utility and enabled Fingerprint Poweron Security. If you would not like to swipe your finger or cannot
authenticate the fingerprint for some reason, push the BACK SPACE
key to skip the fingerprint authentication screen. You can try to swipe
the fingerprint up to five times. If you fail fingerprint authentication more
than five times, you must enter the password manually to start the
computer.
■ Enter the password manually.
To enter a password manually, follow these steps:
1. Turn on the power as described in Chapter 3, Getting Started. The
following message appears:
Password=
At this point, the hotkeys Fn + F1 to F9 do not work. They will function after
you enter the password.
2. Enter the password.
3. Press Enter.
If you enter the password incorrectly three times in a row, the computer
shuts off. In this case, you must turn the computer back on to retry
password entry.
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Power-up modes
The computer has the following power-up modes:
■ Boot Mode: Computer shuts down without saving data. Always save
your work before you turn the computer off in boot mode.
■ Hibernation Mode: Data in memory is saved to the hard disk.
■ Sleep Mode: Data is maintained in the computer's main memory.
Refer also to the sections Turning on the power and Turning off the power
in Chapter 3, Getting Started.
Hot keys
You can use hot keys Fn + F3 to enter Sleep Mode and Fn + F4 to enter
Hibernation Mode. Refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard for details.
Panel power off/on
You can set up your computer so that power turns off automatically when
you close the display panel. When you open the panel, power turns on in
Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode but not in boot mode.
If the panel power off function is enabled and you use Shut down Windows,
do not close the display until the shut down function is complete.
System Auto Off
This feature turns the system off automatically if it is not used for a set
duration. The system shuts down in Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode in
Windows.
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HW Setup
Chapter 7
HW Setup
This chapter explains how to use TOSHIBA HW Setup program to
configure your computer. TOSHIBA HW Setup lets you configure settings
for General, Password, Display, Boot Priority, Keyboard, LAN, and USB.
Accessing HW Setup
To run HW Setup, click
, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Utilities, HWSetup.
HW Setup Window
The HW Setup window contains the following tabs: General, Password,
Display, Boot Priority, Keyboard, USB and LAN .
There are also these three buttons:
OK
Accepts your changes and closes the HW Setup
window.
Cancel
Closes the window without accepting your
changes.
Apply
Accepts all your changes without closing the HW
Setup window.
General
This window displays the BIOS version and contains two buttons:
Default
Return all HW Setup values to the factory
settings.
About
Display the HW Setup version.
Setup
This field displays BIOS Version and date.
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Password
This tab allows you to set or reset the user password for power on.
User Password
Lets you register a new password or un-register an existing password.
Not Registered
Un-registers an existing password
Registered
Register a new password by following the on
screen instructions
Owner String
This blank field is used to display a message when the password field is
displayed on startup. If a password is not registered the message will not
be shown. The maximum length is 256 characters.
Display
This tab lets you select the internal LCD or external monitor when the
computer boots up.
Power On Display
Lets you select the display to be used when the computer is booted (this
setting is only available on Standard VGA mode and not available on
Windows Desktop).
Auto-Selected
Selects an external monitor if one is connected.
Otherwise, it selects the internal LCD (Default).
System LCD Only
Selects the internal LCD, even if an external
monitor is connected.
Boot Priority
Boot Priority Options
This option sets the priority for booting the computer. You can change the
boot priority from the device list.
Button Setting
Function Button
This feature allows you to set conditions for the Power Button and/or the
other buttons.
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Enables the function button
Disabled
Disables the function button
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Keyboard
Wake-up on Keyboard
When this feature is enabled and the computer is in Sleep Mode, you can
turn on the computer by pressing any key. It is effective only for the internal
keyboard and only when the computer is in Sleep Mode.
Enabled
Enables the Wake-up on Keyboard function.
Disabled
Disables the Wake-up on Keyboard function
(Default).
USB
USB Keyboard/Mouse/FDD Legacy Emulation
Use this option to enable or disable Legacy USB support. If your operating
system does not support USB, you can still use a USB mouse, keyboard,
and FDD by setting the Legacy USB Support to enable.
LAN
Built-in LAN
This feature enables or disables the Built-in LAN.
Enabled
Enables Built-in LAN function (Default).
Disabled
Disables Built-in LAN function.
Illumination
Illumination ON/OFF
This feature allows you to set conditions for Front Edge Logo LED,
touchpad illumination LED and Function button backlight LED. (Depending
on the model you purchased)
ON
On. (Default)
OFF
Off.
Keyboard Backlight
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Keyboard backlight will be on when hit any key
Hotkey
When [Fn + ] is pressed, keyboard backlight
will turn on/off alternately.
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SATA
eSATA
This feature allows you to set conditions of eSATA.
Enabled
Enables the eSATA port. (Default)
Disabled
Disables the eSATA port in order to save power.
SATA Interface setting
This feature allows you to set SATA interface setting.
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Performance
Let HDD/SSD work with maximum performance.
(Default)
Battery life
Let HDD/SSD work with battery life mode. If this
setting is selected, this causes performance
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Chapter 8
Optional Devices
Optional devices can expand the computer's capabilities and its versatility.
This chapter describes connection or installation of the following devices,
which are available from your TOSHIBA dealer:
Cards/memory
■ ExpressCard
■ SD (Secure Digital) / SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) /
MMC (Multi Media Card) / MEMORY STICK / MEMORY STICK PRO /
xD (xD-Picture Card) cards
■ Memory expansion
Power devices
■ Additional battery pack
■ Additional AC adaptor
Peripheral devices
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■
External monitor
Television
HDMI
i.LINK (IEEE1394)
eSATA
Other
■ Security lock
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ExpressCard
The computer is equipped with an ExpressCard expansion slot that can
accommodate two standard module formats: anExpressCard/34 module
and an ExpressCard/54 module. An ExpressCard module is a small,
modular add-in card technology based on PCI Express and Universal
Serial Bus (USB) interfaces.
Inserting an ExpressCard
One ExpressCard connector is located on the left side of the computer.
The computer's hot-install feature allows you to install an ExpressCard
while the computer's power is on.
To install an ExpressCard, follow the steps below.
1. Insert the ExpressCard.
2. Press gently to ensure a firm connection.
Windows hot-install feature allows you to install an ExpressCard while the
computer’s power is on.
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Inserting the ExpressCard
After inserting the card, refer to the card’s documentation and check the
configuration in Windows to make sure it is appropriate for your card.
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Removing an ExpressCard
■ Before removing an ExpressCard, make sure that any applications or
system services are not using the card.
■ Be sure to disable the ExpressCard prior to removing it. Otherwise, the
system may be fatally damaged.
To remove an ExpressCard, follow the steps below.
1. Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar.
2. Click the ExpressCard you want to remove.
3. Press the ExpressCard once to eject it.
4. Grasp the ExpressCard and remove it.
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SD/SDHC/MMC/MEMORY STICK / MEMORY STICK
PRO/xD Memory cards
The computer is equipped with a multiple digital media card slot that can
accommodate SD/SDHC/MMC/MEMORY STICK/MEMORY STICK PRO/
xD memory cards. These memory cards allow you to easily transfer data
from devices, such as digital cameras and Personal Digital Assistants,
which use flash-memory.
Card Type
Capacities
SD
up to 2GB
SDHC
up to 16GB
MMC
up to 2GB
MEMORY STICK
up to 128MB, 256MB (128MB x 2)
MEMORY STICK
PRO
up to 4GB
xD
up to 2GB
■ Keep foreign objects out of the memory card slot. A pin or similar object
can damage the computer's circuitry.
■ Do not format a memory card with Windows as it might result in that
card not being able to be used with some peripheral devices.
■ Do not insert Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo into the slot. Data may be
lost or damaged if you use any card other than those supported.
■ The card is designed so that it can be inserted only one way. Do not try
to force the card into the slot.
■ For more details on using memory cards, see manuals accompanying
the cards.
■ The Logo of SD memory card is
■ The Logo of SDHC memory card is
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Installing a memory card
To install a memory card:
1. Insert the memory card.
2. Press gently to ensure a firm connection.
Inserting a memory card
Be sure the memory card is oriented properly before you insert it.
If Windows fails to read the card, remove it then re-insert it.
■ The multiple digital media card slot only accepts one type of card at a
time. Do not attempt to install more than one card as you risk damaging
either the cards themselves or the computer.
Removing a memory card
To remove a memory card, follow the steps below:
1. Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Taskbar.
2. Select a device, then click Stop. A confirmation dialog may appear,
depending on how the device is registered with the system; if so,
confirm that you want to remove the device.
3. Gently press the memory card inside the socket to eject it.
4. Grasp the card and remove it.
Removing a memory card
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■ Make sure the memory card indicator is out before you remove the
card or turn off the computer's power. If you remove the card or turn off
the power while the computer is accessing the card, you may lose data
or damage the card.
■ Do not remove the card while the computer is in Sleep or Hibernation
mode. The computer could become unstable or data in the memory
card could be lost.
■ Do not turn off or put the computer into either Sleep Mode or
Hibernation Mode while data is being transferred to or from the memory
card. The system may become unstable or data in the memory card
may be lost.
Memory card care
Set the write-protect switch to the lock position, if you do not want to record
data.
1. Do not write to a memory card if the battery power is low. Low power
could affect writing accuracy.
2. Do not remove a memory card while read/write is in progress.
3. The memory card is designed so that it can be inserted only one way.
Do not try to force the card into the slot.
4. Do not leave a memory card partially inserted in the slot. Press the
memory card until you hear it click into place.
5. Do not twist or bend memory cards.
6. Do not expose memory cards to liquids, store in humid areas or place
memory cards close to containers of liquid.
7. After using a memory card, return it to its case.
8. Do not touch the metal parts of the memory card, expose it to liquids or
allow it to get dirty.
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Memory expansion
You can install additional memory in the computer's memory module socket
to increase the amount of RAM. This section describes how to install and
remove a memory module.
■ Use only memory modules approved by TOSHIBA.
■ Do not try to install or remove a memory module under the following
conditions. You can damage the computer and the module. Also, data
will be lost.
a. The computer is turned on.
b. The computer was shut down using the Sleep Mode or Hibernation
Mode.
■ When incorrect memory is inserted, please refer to Memory expansion
section in Chapter 9, Troubleshooting, for details.
■ Expansion memory is a precision electronic component that may be
fatally damaged by static electricity. Since the human body has slight
static electricity, be sure to discharge static electricity from your body
before installing an expansion memory module. To discharge your
body's static electricity, simply touch any metal surface close to you
with bare hands.
Use a point size 1 Phillips screwdriver to remove and fasten the screws.
Use of an incorrect screwdriver can damage the screw heads.
Installing a memory module
Follow the steps below to install a memory module.
1. Set the computer to boot mode and turn off the power.
2. Remove all cables connected to the computer.
3. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery pack (refer to
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes).
4. Loosen the screws securing the memory module cover.
5. Slide your fingernail or a thin object under the cover and lift it off.
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Removing the memory module cover
6. Fit the module's connectors into the computer's connectors at about a
45 degree angle. Press the module carefully to ensure a firm
connection.
Do not touch the connectors on the memory module or on the computer.
Debris on the connectors may cause memory access problems.
Slot A is reserved for main memory. Use slot B for expanded memory. If
only one card is installed, use slot A.
7. Push the module down so it lies flat. Latches on either side will click into
place to secure the module.
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2. Slot B
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8. Seat the cover and secure it with the screws.
9. Replace the battery pack as described in Chapter 6, Power and PowerUp Modes.
10. Turn the power on and make sure the added memory is recognized.
Open System in the Control Panel and click the General tab.
Points to note about memory module error
If you install a memory module that is not compatible with the computer, the
Power indicator will flash (on for 0.5 seconds, off for 0.5 seconds) in the
following ways:
■ If there is only an error in Slot A: repeatedly flashes orange twice, then
blue.
■ If there is only an error in Slot B: repeatedly flashes orange, then blue
twice.
■ If there is an error in Slot A and in Slot B: repeatedly flashes orange
twice, then blue twice.
In all instances you should shut down the computer and remove the
incompatible module(s).
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Removing a memory module
Before removing the memory module, make sure the computer is in boot
mode. To remove the memory module:
1. Be sure the power is off and all cables are disconnected from the
computer.
2. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery and the screws
securing the memory module cover.
3. Slide your fingernail or a thin object under the cover and lift it off.
4. Push the latches outwards to release the module. A spring will force
one end of the module up.
5. Grasp the module by the sides and pull it out.
■ If you use the computer for a long time, the memory modules will
become hot. In this case, let the memory modules cool to room
temperature before you replace them. Otherwise, you may get burnt if
you touch the memory modules.
■ Do not touch the connectors on the memory module or on the
computer. Debris on the connectors may cause memory access
problems.
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6. Seat the cover and secure it with screws. Replace the battery pack.
Additional battery pack
You can increase the portability of the computer with additional battery
packs. If you’re away from an AC power source and your battery runs low,
you can replace it with a freshly charged battery. Refer to Chapter 6, Power
and Power-Up Modes.
Additional AC adaptor
If you frequently transport the computer between different sites such as
your home and office, purchasing an AC adaptor for each location will
reduce the weight and bulk of your carrying load.
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External monitor
An external analog monitor can be connected to the external monitor port
on the computer. The computer supports VGA and Super VGA video
modes. To connect a monitor, follow the steps below.
The hibernation and sleep feature can be used with an external monitor.
Simply enable hibernation and sleep and the computer will maintain the
data as it is displayed on the external monitor.
1. Turn the computer's power off.
2. Connect the monitor cable to the external monitor port.
3. Turn the external monitor’s power on.
4. Turn the computer's power on.
When you turn on the power, the computer automatically recognizes the
monitor and determines whether it is color or monochrome.
To change the display settings, press Fn+F5. If you disconnect the monitor
before you turn the computer off, be sure to press Fn+F5 to switch to the
internal display. Refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for details on using hot
keys to change the display setting.
HDMI
A HDMI monitor can be connected to the HDMI out port on the computer.
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p and 480p signal formats are supported, but
actual signal formats you can use depends on the HDMI monitor. To
connect a monitor, follow the steps as detailed below:
As the port operation of all HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
monitors has not been confirmed, some HDMI monitors may not function
properly.
1. Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port of the HDMI device.
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2. Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI out port on your
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■ When you connect a television or external monitor to the HDMI port
and the display output device is set to HDMI.
When you unplug the HDMI cable and re-plug it in please wait at least
5 seconds before you replug the HDMI cable again.
■ When you connect a television or external monitor to the HDMI port
and you connect the television, external monitor or external sound
device to another port.
When you change the display output or Unplug/re-plug the HDMI
cable.
The sound output device and the display output device maybe changed
automatically by the system.
Setting for display video on HDMI
To view video on the HDMI device, be sure to configure the following
settings. Otherwise, you may find that nothing is displayed.
■ Be Sure to use the FN + F5 hot keys to select the display device before
starting to play video. Do not change the display device while playing
video.
■ Do not change the display device under the following conditions.
■ While data is being read or written.
■ While communication is being carried out.
Settings for audio on HDMI
To set the audio device to use the HDMI:
1. Click Start J Control Panel J Hardware and Sound J Sound J
Digital Output Device (HDMI) J Set Default Device.
To set the audio device to use the internal speakers:
1. Click Start J Control Panel J Hardware and Sound J Sound J
Speakers J Set Default Device.
i.LINK (IEEE1394)
i.LINK (IEEE1394) is used for high-speed data transfer for a range of
compatible devices such as
1. Digital video cameras
2. Hard disk drives
3. MO drives
4. CD-RW drives
i.LINK uses a four-pin connector, which does not carry electric current.
External devices will need their own power supply.
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Precautions
1. Make a back-up of your data before transferring it to the computer.
There is a possibility that the original data will be damaged. There is a
particular risk that some frames will be deleted in the case of digital
video transfer. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for such loss of data.
2. Do not transfer data in areas where static electricity is easily generated
or in areas subjected to electronic noise. Data can be destroyed.
3. If you are transferring data through an IEEE1394 hub, do not connect or
disconnect other devices from the hub during data transfer. There is a
likelihood that data will be damaged. Connect all devices to the hub
before you turn on the computer’s power.
4. You may not use any copyrighted video or music data copied from a
video camera except for your personal enjoyment.
5. If you connect/disconnect an i.LINK device to/from another i.LINK
device that is currently exchanging data with the computer, data frames
might be dropped.
6. Make sure data transfer has ended or turn off the computer, before you:
a. Connect/disconnect an i.LINK device to/from the computer.
b. Connect/disconnect an i.LINK device to/from another i.LINK device
that is connected to the computer.
Connecting
1. Make sure the connectors are properly aligned and plug the i.LINK
(IEEE1394) cable into the computer.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into the device.
Note the following when you use i.LINK:
a. You may need to install drivers for your i.LINK devices.
b. Not all i.LINK devices have been tested. Therefore, compatibility
with all i.LINK devices cannot be guaranteed.
c. Use S100, S200 or S400 cables no longer than three meters.
d. Some devices might not support sleep or automatic off functions.
e. Do not connect or disconnect an i.LINK device while it is using an
application or when the computer is automatically shutting it down to
save power. Data might be destroyed.
f. When multiple IEEE1394 devices are connected to a PC, the
devices may not correctly be identified. This problem may occur
when Windows is restarted while the devices are connected or
when the power to the IEEE1394 devices is turned on before the PC
is turned on. If this occurs, disconnect the IEEE1394 cables and
then reconnect them.
Disconnecting
1. Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar.
2. Select the i.LINK (IEEE1394) device that you want to remove.
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3. Disconnect the cable from the computer then from the i.LINK device.
Refer also to the documentation that came with your i.LINK device.
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Optional Devices
eSATA (External Serial ATA)
An eSATA device can be connected to the eSATA/USB combo port on the
computer.
Connecting an eSATA device
To connect an eSATA device, follow the steps below:
1. Connect an eSATA cable to the eSATA/USB combo port.
Make sure the connector is properly aligned with the socket.
Do not try to force the connection. Doing so can damage the connecting
pins.
Connecting an eSATA cable to the eSATA/USB combo port
If you connect an eSATA device after the computer has already been
turned on, it will take about ten seconds for it to be recognized by the
computer.
Do not attempt to disconnect and reconnect the drive before this period
has elapsed.
A connected eSATA device may not be recognized if it is connected to the
computer's eSATA/USB combo port while the computer is in Sleep Mode
or Hibernation Mode. If this occurs, disconnect the eSATA device and then
reconnect the device while the computer is turned on.
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Disconnecting an eSATA device
When you have finished using an eSATA device, you can follow the
procedures below in order to disconnect it:
1. Wait for the indicator light of an eSATA device to go out to make sure all
activity has stopped.
If you disconnect an eSATA device or turn off the power while the
computer is accessing the drive, you may lose data or damage the eSATA
device or the drive.
2. Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Windows Taskbar.
3. Select the eSATA device that you want to remove.
4. Carefully pull the eSATA device's eSATA connector out from within the
computer's eSATA/USB combo port.
Security lock
Security locks enable you to anchor your computer to a desk or other heavy
object to help prevent unauthorized removal of the computer.
The computer has a security lock slot on the left side. Attach one end of the
cable to a desk and the other end to the security lock slot.
1. Turn the computer so the left side faces you.
2. Align the holes for the security lock and attach the lock.
Security lock
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Chapter 9
Troubleshooting
TOSHIBA designed the computer for durability. However, should problems
occur, following the procedures in this chapter can help to determine the
cause.
All readers should become familiar with this chapter. Knowing what might
go wrong can help prevent problems from occurring.
Problem solving process
Resolving problems will be much easier if you observe the following
guidelines:
■ Stop immediately when you recognize a problem exists. Further action
may result in data loss or damage. You may destroy valuable problem
related information that can help solve the problem.
■ Observe what is happening. Write down what the system is doing and
what actions you performed immediately before the problem occurred.
If you have a printer attached, print a copy of the screen using PrtSc.
The questions and procedures offered in this chapter are meant as a guide.
They are not definitive problem solving techniques. Many problems can be
solved simply, but a few may require help from your dealer. If you find you
need to consult your dealer or others, be prepared to describe the problem
in as much detail as possible.
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Preliminary checklist
Consider the simplest solution first. The items in this checklist are easy to
fix and yet can cause what appears to be a serious problem.
■ Make sure you turn on all peripheral devices before you turn on the
computer. This includes your printer and any other external device you
are using.
■ Before you attach an external device, turn the computer off. When you
turn the computer back on, it will recognize the new device.
■ Make sure all options are set properly in the setup program.
■ Check all cables. Are they correctly and firmly attached? Loose cables
can cause signal errors.
■ Inspect all connecting cables for loose wires and all connectors for
loose pins.
■ Check that your CD/DVD/BD is correctly inserted.
Make notes of your observations and keep them in a permanent error log.
This will help you describe your problems to your dealer. If a problem
recurs, the log will help you identify the problem faster.
Analyzing the problem
Sometimes the system gives clues that can help you identify why it is
malfunctioning. Keep the following questions in mind:
■ Which part of the system is not operating properly: keyboard, hard disk
drive, optical media drive or display? Each device produces different
symptoms.
■ Is the operating system configuration set properly? Check the
configuration options.
■ What appears on the display screen? Does it display any messages or
random characters? Print a copy of the screen if you have a printer
attached. Look up the messages in the software and operating system
documentation. Check that all connecting cables are correctly and
firmly attached. Loose cables can cause erroneous or intermittent
signals.
■ Do any indicators light? Which ones? What color are they? Do they stay
on or blink? Write down what you see.
■ Do you hear any beeps? How many? Are they long or short? Are they
high pitched or low? Is the computer making any unusual noises? Write
down what you hear.
Record your observations so you can describe them to your dealer.
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Software
The problems may be caused by your software or
disc. If you cannot load a software package, the
media may be damaged or the program might be
corrupted. Try loading another copy of the
software.
If an error message appears while you are using
a software package, check the software
documentation. These documents usually include
a problem solving section or a summary of error
messages.
Next, check any error messages in the operating
system documentation.
Hardware
If you cannot find a software problem, check your
hardware.
First run through the items in the preliminary
checklist above. If you still cannot correct the
problem, try to identify the source. The next
section provides checklists for individual
components and peripherals.
Hardware and system checklist
This section discusses problems caused by your computer's hardware or
attached peripherals. Basic problems may occur in the following areas:
■ System start-up
■ USB
■ Self test
■ Memory expansion
■ Power
■ Sound system
■ Real Time Clock
■ Monitor
■ Keyboard
■ Modem
■ LCD panel
■ LAN
■ Hard disk drive
■ Wireless LAN
■ DVD Super Multi drive
■ FingerPrint Sensor
■ Pointing device
■ ExpressCard
System start-up
When the computer does not start properly, check the following items:
■ Self Test
■ Power Sources
■ Power-on Password
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Self test
When the computer starts up, the self test will be run automatically, and the
following will be displayed:
TOSHIBA Leading Innovation >>>
This message remains on the screen for a few seconds.
If the self test is successful, the computer tries to load the operating
system, depending on how the Boot Priority is set in the TOSHIBA HW
Setup program.
If any of the following conditions are present, the self test failed:
■ The computer stops and does not proceed to display information or
messages except the TOSHIBA logo.
■ Random characters appear on the screen, and the system does not
function normally.
■ The screen displays an error message.
Turn off the computer and check all cable connections. If the test fails
again, contact your dealer.
Power
When the computer is not plugged into an AC outlet, the battery pack is the
primary power source. However, your computer has a number of other
power resources, including an intelligent power supply and a Real Time
Clock battery. These resources are interrelated and any one could affect
apparent power problems. This section provides checklists for AC power
and the battery. If you cannot resolve a problem after following them, the
cause could lie with another power resource. In such a case, contact your
dealer.
Overheating power down
If the computer's internal temperature becomes too high, the computer will
automatically enter Hibernation Mode or Sleep Mode and shut down. If the
computer has reached room temperature and still does not start, or if it
starts but shuts down quickly, contact your dealer.
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AC power
If you have trouble turning on the computer with the AC adaptor connected,
check the Battery indicator. Refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up
Modes for more information.
Problem
Procedure
AC adaptor doesn’t
power the computer
Check the connections. Make sure the cord is
firmly connected to the computer and a power
outlet.
Check the condition of the cord and terminals. If
the cord is frayed or damaged, replace it. If the
terminals are soiled, wipe them with cotton or a
clean cloth.
If the AC adaptor still does not power the
computer, contact your dealer.
Battery
If you suspect a problem with the battery, check the Battery indicator. For
information on indicator and battery operation, refer to Chapter 6, Power
and Power-Up Modes.
Problem
Procedure
Battery doesn't power
the computer
The battery may be discharged. Connect the AC
adaptor to charge the battery.
Battery doesn’t charge
when the AC adaptor is
attached (Battery
indicator does not glow
orange.)
If the battery is completely discharged, it will not
begin charging immediately. Wait a few minutes.
If the battery still does not charge, make sure the
outlet of the AC adaptor is supplying power.
Test it by plugging in an appliance.
Check whether the battery is hot or cold to the
touch. If the battery is too hot or too cold, it will
not charge properly. Let it reach room
temperature.
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Problem
Procedure
Unplug the AC adaptor and remove the battery to
make sure the terminals are clean. If necessary,
wipe them with a soft dry cloth dipped in alcohol.
Connect the AC adaptor and replace the battery.
Make sure it is securely seated.
Check the Battery indicator. If it does not light
up, let the computer charge the battery for at
least 20 minutes. If the Battery indicator lights up
after 20 minutes, let the battery continue to
charge at least another 20 minutes before turning
on the computer.
If the indicator still does not glow, the battery may
be at the end of its operating life. Replace it.
If you do not think the battery is at the end of its
operating life, contact your dealer.
Battery doesn’t power If you frequently recharge a partially charged
the computer as long as battery, the battery might not charge to its full
capacity. Fully discharge the battery, then try to
expected
charge it again.
Check the power consumption settings in the
Power Options. Consider using a power saving
feature.
Disposing of PC and PC batteries
■ Discard this PC in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. For
further information, contact your local government.
■ This PC contains rechargeable batteries. After repeated use, the
batteries will finally lose their ability to hold a charge and you will need
to replace them. Under certain applicable laws and regulation, it may be
illegal to dispose of old batteries by placing them in the trash.
■ Please be kind to our shared environment. Check with your local
government authority for details regarding where to recycle old batteries
or how to dispose of them properly. This product contains mercury.
Disposal of this material may be regulated due to environmental
considerations. For disposal, reuse or recycling information, please
contact your local government.
■ If your hard disk or other storage media contains sensitive data, you
should be aware that standard deletion procedures do not remove data
from the media. These standard deletion procedures include:
■ Selecting Delete for a target file
■ Putting files in the Recycle Bin and emptying the Recycle Bin
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■ Reformatting the media
■ Reinstalling an operating system from the recovery CD-ROM
The procedures above delete only the initial part of the data used for file
management. This makes the file invisible to the operating system, but
the data can still be read by specialized utilities. If you dispose of the
PC, please delete all the data on its hard disk drive. Doing so prevents
unauthorized use of such data. To ensure your data is not used for
unauthorized purposes, you can:
■ Physically destroy the hard disk drive
■ Use a proven specialized utility to overwrite all data
■ Take the hard disk drive to a professional deletion service
Real Time Clock
Problem
Procedure
The BIOS setting and
system date/time are
lost.
Charge in the RTC battery is exhausted or
getting low. You will need to set the date and time
in the BIOS setup screen using the following
procedure
1. Press F2 key. BIOS setup will boot up.
2. Set the date in System Date.
3. Set the time in System Time.
4. Press F10 key. Confirmation message will
appear.
5. Press Enter key. BIOS setup will terminate
and the computer will be rebooted.
After configuring the time and date for the Real Time Clock battery, we
recommend that you turn the power status of your computer to "ON" so
that the Real Time Clock battery is charged.
Keyboard
Keyboard problems can be caused by your setup configuration. For more
information, refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard.
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Problem
Procedure
Output to screen is
garbled
Make sure the software you are using is not
remapping the keyboard. Remapping involves
reassigning the meaning of each key. Refer to
your software’s documentation.
If you are still unable to use the keyboard,
consult your dealer.
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LCD panel
Apparent LCD problems may be related to the computer's setup.
Problem
Procedure
No display
Press hot keys Fn + F5 to change the display
priority, to make sure it is not set for an external
monitor.
Problems above remain Refer to your software’s documentation to
unresolved or other
determine if the software is causing the difficulty.
problems occur
Run the diagnostic test.
Contact your dealer if the problems continue.
Intel ® Display Power Saving Technology:
Your model may include the Intel ® Display Power Saving Technology
feature that can save the computer's power consumption by optimizing
picture contrast on the internal LCD. This feature can be used if the
computer is:
■ configured with GS45 Express chipset*
■ running under battery mode
■ using the internal LCD display only
The power and performance settings can be adjusted in the Intel ®
graphics utility.
To access this utility, go to
Control Panel J Hardware and Sound J Display J Change display
Settings J Advanced settings J ntel ® Graphics Media Accelerator
Driver for Mobile J Graphics Properties J Display Settings J Power
Settings J Modify Settings J Intel ® Display Power Saving
Technology
If you want to improve the picture quality under the conditions mentioned
above, adjust the setting towards Maximum Quality or disable this feature.
*Please visit your region's web site or refer to the catalog for the
configuration details of the model that you have purchased.
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Solid State drive
Problem
Procedure
Computer does not boot There may be a problem with your operating
system files. Refer to your operating system
from hard disk drive
documentation.
Recovery Media Creator
Problem
Procedure
The Recovery Media
Creator can not be
launched because there
is no recovery partition.
You will see this message if you have previously
chosen to remove the partition and are trying to
create "Recovery Media". When there is no
recovery partition, the Recovery Media Creator
cannot make Recovery Media. However, if you
have already created a "Recovery Media", you
can use it to restore the recovery partition.
Simply follow the instructions in "Restoring the
preinstall software from your creating Recovery
Media" section in this manual. You will be
directed to select "Restore Original Factory
Image" from the drop-down menu. If you have
not created "Recovery Media", please contact
your dealer.
Hard disk drive
Problem
Procedure
Computer does not boot There may be a problem with your operating
from hard disk drive
system files. Refer to your operating system
documentation.
Slow performance
Your files may be fragmented. Run disk
Defragmenter to check the condition of your files
and disk. Refer to your operating system
documentation or online help for information on
running disk Defragmenter.
As a last resort, reformat the hard disk. Then,
reload the operating system and other files.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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BD drive
For more information, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
You cannot access a
Make sure the drive's drawer is securely closed.
CD/DVD/BD in the drive Press gently until it clicks into place.
Open the drawer and make sure the CD/DVD/BD
is properly seated. It should lie flat with the label
facing up.
A foreign object in the drawer could block laser
light from reading the CD/DVD/BD. Make sure
there is no obstruction. Remove any foreign
objects.
Check whether the CD/DVD/BD is dirty. If it is,
wipe it with a clean cloth dipped in water or a
neutral cleaner. Refer to the Media care section
in Chapter 4, Operating Basics, for details on
cleaning.
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Problem
Procedure
Some CD/DVD/BDs run The software or hardware configuration may be
correctly, but others do causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
configuration matches your software's needs.
not
Check the CD/DVD/BD documentation.
Check the type of CD/DVD/BD you are using.
The drive supports:
BD-ROM:
BD-ROM, BD-ROM(DL), BDR, BD-R(DL), BD-RE, BDRE(DL)
DVD-ROM:
DVD-ROM, DVD-Video,
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
CD-ROM:
CD-DA, CD-Text, Photo CD
(single/multi-session),
CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2,
CD-ROM XA Mode 2 (Form1,
Form2), Enhanced CD
(CDEXTRA)
Recordable Disc: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R,
DVD-R(DL), DVD-RW,
DVD+R, DVD+R(DL),
DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, BD-R,
BD-R(DL), BD-RE, BD-RE(DL)
Check the region code on the DVD. It must
match that on the BD drive. Region codes are
listed in the Optical Disc Drive section in Chapter
2, The Grand Tour.
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If you have trouble writing, make sure you are
observing the following precautions:
Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA.
Do not use the mouse or keyboard during writing.
Use only the software supplied with the computer
for recording.
Do not run or start other software during writing.
Do not jar the computer during writing.
Do not connect/disconnect external devices or
install/remove internal cards during writing. If
problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Pointing device
If you are using a USB mouse, also refer to the USB section in this chapter
and to your mouse documentation.
TouchPad
Problem
Procedure
On-screen pointer does The system might be busy. If the pointer is
not respond to Pad
shaped as an hourglass, wait for it to return to its
operation
normal shape and try again to move it.
Double-tapping does
not work
Try changing the double-click speed setting in
the mouse control utility.
1. To access this utility, click
, Control Panel,
Hardware and Sound, and the Mouse icon.
2. Select the Buttons tab in the Mouse
Properties window.
3. Set the double-click speed as required and
click OK.
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The mouse pointer
moves too fast or too
slow
Try changing the speed setting in the mouse
control utility.
The response of the
TouchPad is too
sensitive
Adjust the touch sensitivity.
1. To access this utility, click
, Control Panel,
Hardware and Sound, and the Mouse icon.
2. Select the Pointer Options tab in the Mouse
Properties window.
3. Set the pointer speed as required and click
OK.
1. Click
, Control Panel, Hardware and
Sound, and the Mouse icon.
2. Select the Device Settings tab in the Mouse
Properties window.
3. Click the Settings button. The Properties for
Synaptics Touchpad on PS/2 port screen
appears.
4. Double-click Sensitivity in the Select an item
section on the left side of the screen.
PalmCheck and Touch Sensitivity are
displayed.
5. Click Touch Sensitivity.
6. Move the slide bar for Touch Sensitivity to
make an adjustment. Click the OK button.
7. Click the OK button on the Device Setting
tab.
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USB mouse
Problem
Procedure
On-screen pointer does The system might be busy. If the pointer is
not respond to mouse shaped as an hourglass, wait for it to resume its
operation
normal shape and try again to move it.
Make sure the mouse is properly connected to
the USB port.
Double-clicking does
not work
Try changing the double-click speed setting in
the mouse control utility.
1. To access this utility, click
, Control Panel,
Hardware and Sound, and the Mouse icon.
2. Select the Buttons tab in the Mouse
Properties window.
3. Set the double-click speed as required and
click OK.
The mouse pointer
moves too fast or too
slow
The mouse pointer
moves erratically
Try changing the speed setting in the mouse
control utility.
1. To access this utility, click
, Control Panel,
Hardware and Sound, and the Mouse icon.
2. Select the Pointer Options tab in the Mouse
Properties window.
3. Set the pointer speed as required and click OK.
The mouse might be dirty. Refer to your mouse
documentation for instructions on cleaning.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
USB
Also refer to your USB device’s documentation.
Problem
Procedure
USB device does not
work
Check for a firm cable connection between the
USB ports on the computer and the USB device.
Make sure the USB device drivers are properly
installed. Refer to your Windows® 7
documentation for information on checking the
drivers.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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USB Sleep and Charge function
Problem
Procedure
I cannot use the "USB
Sleep and Charge
function".
The setting of "USB Sleep and Charge function"
may be [Disabled]. Change the setting to
[Enabled] in the TOSHIBA USB Sleep and
Charge utility.
When there is a current overflow of the external
device connected to the compatible port, USB
bus power (DC5V) supply may be stopped for
safety reasons. If this happens, disconnect the
external device if one is connected. After that,
turn the power of the computer ON/OFF to
restore the function. If this function can not be
still used even if only one external device is
connected, stop using the external device
because its current is over the acceptable value
of this computer.
Some external devices may not be able to use
the "USB Sleep and Charge function." In this
case, please try one or more of the following
methods.
■ Change the Power supply mode settings in
the TOSHIBA USB Sleep and Charge Utility.
■ Turn OFF the computer while external
devices are connected.
If this function can not be still used, uncheck the
"USB Sleep and Charge" check box in the
TOSHIBA USB Sleep and Charge Utility and stop
using the function.
The battery depletes
quickly even when I
have turned OFF the
power of the computer.
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If USB Sleep and Charge function is enabled, the
computer’s battery will discharge during
hibernation or when the computer is turned off.
Connect the AC adaptor to the computer or
uncheck the "USB Sleep and Charge" check box
to disable this function in the TOSHIBA USB
Sleep and Charge Utility.
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Problem
Procedure
External devices
connected to the
compatible ports do not
work.
Some external devices may not work when
connected to a compatible port when the "USB
Sleep and Charge function" is [Enabled] in the
TOSHIBA USB Sleep and Charge Utility.
Reconnect the external device after turning ON
the computer.
If the external device still does not work, connect
the device to an USB port that does not have the
USB Sleep and Charge function-compatible icon
( ) or uncheck the "USB Sleep and Charge"
check box to disable this function in the
TOSHIBA USB Sleep and Charge Utility.
The "USB WakeUp
When "USB Sleep and Charge function" is set to
function" does not work [Enabled] in the TOSHIBA USB Sleep and
Charge Utility, the "USB WakeUp function" does
not work for ports that support the USB Sleep
and Charge function.
In that case, use an USB port that does not have
the USB Sleep and Charge function-compatible
icon ( ) or uncheck the "USB Sleep and
Charge" check box to disable this function in the
TOSHIBA USB Sleep and Charge Utility.
Memory expansion
Refer also to Chapter 8, Optional Devices, for information on installing
memory modules.
Problem
Procedure
The computer hangs up Make sure the memory module installed in the
expansion slot is compatible with the computer.
If an incompatible module has been installed,
follow the steps below.
1. Turn off the power.
2. Disconnect the AC adaptor and all peripheral
devices.
3. Remove the battery pack.
4. Remove the memory module.
5. Replace the battery pack and/or connect the
AC adaptor.
6. Turn on the power.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Sound system
Refer also to documentation for your audio devices.
Problem
Procedure
No sound is heard
Check the software volume settings.
Make sure the headphone connection is secure.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Monitor
Refer also to Chapter 8, Optional Devices, and to your monitor’s
documentation.
Problem
Procedure
Monitor does not turn
on
Make sure that the external monitor’s power
switch is on. Confirm that the external monitor’s
power cable is plugged into a working power
outlet.
No display
Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls
on the external monitor.
Press hot keys Fn + F5 to change the display
priority and make sure it is not set for the internal
display.
Display error occurs
Check that the cable connecting the external
monitor to the computer is attached firmly.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Modem
Problem
Procedure
Communication
software can’t initialize
modem
Make sure the computer's internal modem
settings are correct. Refer to Phone and Modem
Properties in the Control Panel.
You can hear a dial tone If the call is going through a PBX machine, make
but can’t make a call
sure the communication application’s tone dial
detection feature is disabled.
You can also use the ATX command.
You place a call, but a
connection can’t be
made
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Make sure the settings are correct in your
communications application.
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Problem
Procedure
After making a call you Make sure the tone or pulse selection in your
can’t hear a ring
communications application is set correctly.
You can also use the ATD command.
Communication is cut
off unexpectedly
The computer will automatically cut off
communication when connection with the carrier
is not successful for a set time interval. Try
lengthening this time interval.
A CONNECT display is Check the error control setting in your
quickly replaced by NO communications application.
CARRIER
You can also use the AT\N command.
In data transmission, make sure the parity bit and
Character display
stop bit settings correspond with those of the
becomes garbled
during a communication remote computer.
Check the flow control and communication
protocol.
You cannot receive an
incoming call
Check the rings before auto answer setting in
your communications application.
You can also use the ATS0 command.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access LAN
Check for a firm cable connection between the
LAN jack and the LAN hub.
If problems persist, consult your LAN
administrator.
LAN
Wireless LAN
If the following procedures do not restore LAN access, consult your LAN
administrator. For more information on wireless communication, refer to
Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access
Wireless LAN
Make sure the computer's wireless
communication switch is set to on.
If problems persist, contact your LAN
administrator.
The Wireless LAN feature is not available on all models.
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Troubleshooting
Fingerprint sensor
Problem
Procedure
Reading of the
fingerprint was not
successful
Please try again using the correct posture. Refer
to Using the fingerprint sensor in Chapter 4,
Operating Basics.
Try the recognition process again using another
enrolled finger.
The fingerprint cannot
be read due to injuries
to the finger
Try the recognition process again using another
enrolled finger.
If fingerprints from all the enrolled fingers cannot
be read, please logon by using the keyboard to
input the password for the time being.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Fingerprint Pre-OS
feature or Single Sign
On feature cannot be
enabled
Please use TOSHIBA HW Setup to register the
User Password if it was not registered.
Fingerprint Pre-OS
feature does not work
Make sure you have enrolled fingerprints for your
Windows account.
Set the User Password by using TOSHIBA HW
Setup and restart the system.
Make sure place a checkmark in “Enable Pre-OS
Fingerprint Authentication” on the TrueSuite
Access Manager setting.
ExpressCard
Refer also to Chapter 8, Optional Devices.
Problem
Procedure
ExpressCard error
occurs
Reset the ExpressCard to make sure it is firmly
connected.
Make sure the connection between the external
device and the card is firm.
Check the card’s documentation.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Troubleshooting
TOSHIBA support
If you require any additional help using your computer or if you are having
problems operating the computer, you may need to contact TOSHIBA for
additional technical assistance.
Before you call
Some problems you experience may be related to software or the operating
system. It is important to investigate other sources of assistance first.
Before contacting TOSHIBA, try the following:
■ Review troubleshooting sections in the documentation for software and
peripheral devices.
■ If a problem occurs when you are running software applications, consult
the software documentation for troubleshooting suggestions. Call the
software company’s technical support for assistance.
■ Consult the dealer you purchased your computer and/or software from.
They are your best sources for current information and support.
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Troubleshooting
Where to write
If you are still unable to solve the problem and suspect that it is hardware
related, write to TOSHIBA at the nearest location listed below.
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Outside of Europe
In Europe
Australia
TOSHIBA Australia Pty. Ltd.
Information Systems Division
Building C, 12-24 Talavera Rd,
North Ryde, 2113, NSW, Australia
Germany & Austria
TOSHIBA Europe (I.E.) GmbH
Geschäftsbereich,
Deutschland-Österreich
Hammfelddamm8,
D-41460 Neuss, Germany
Canada
TOSHIBA of Canada Ltd.
191 McNabb Street,
Markham, Ontario
L3R 8H2
France
TOSHIBA Systèms France S.A.
7, Rue Ampère B.P. 131,
92804 Puteaux Cedex
China
TOSHIBA Personal Computer &
Network (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
10F, BEA Finance Tower, No.66 Hua
Yuan Shi Qiao Road, Pudong,
Shanghai, P.R.China 200120
Netherlands
TOSHIBA Information Systems,
Benelux B.V.
Rivium Boulevard
41 2909 LK Capelle a/d IJssel
Singapore
TOSHIBA Singapore Pte. Ltd.
438B Alexandra Road #06-01
Alexandra Technopark
Singapore 119968
Spain
TOSHIBA Information Systems,
ESPAÑA
Parque Empresarial San Fernando
Edificio Europa, 1a Planta,
Escalera A 28830 Madrid
United States of America
TOSHIBA America Information
Systems, Inc.
9740 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, California 92618
USA
United Kingdom
TOSHIBA Information Systems
(U.K.) Ltd.
TOSHIBA Court
Weybridge Business Park
Addlestone Road
Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2UL
India
TOSHIBA India Pvt Ltd.
PC Division
6th Floor, DR Gopal Das Bhawan
Barakhamba Road, Delhi110001,India
The Rest of Europe
TOSHIBA Europe (I.E.) GmbH
Geschäftsbereich,
Deutschland-Österreich
Hammfelddamm 8,
D-41460 Neuss, Germany
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Specifications
Appendix A
Specifications
This appendix summarizes the computer's technical specifications.
Environmental Requirements
Operating
Non-operating
Ambient temperature 5°C to 35°C
-20°C to 60°C
Relative humidity
20% to 90%
10% to 95%
Altitude (from sea
level)
0 to 10,000 feet
0 to 40,000 feet
Power Requirements
AC adaptor
100-240 volts AC
50 or 60 hertz (cycles per second)
Computer
19 VDC
Built-in Modem
Network control unit (NCU)
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AA
Type of line
Telephone line (analog only)
Type of dialling
Pulse
Tone
Control command
AT commands
EIA-578 commands
Monitor function
Computer's speaker
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Specifications
Communication specifications
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Communication
System
Data:
Fax:
Full duplex
Half duplex
Communication
protocol
Data
ITU-T-Rec
(Former CCITT)
Bell
Fax:
ITU-T-Rec
(Former CCITT)
V.21/V.22/V.22bis/V.32/
V.32bis/V.34/V.90/V.92
103/212A
V.17/V.29/V.27ter/V.21 ch2
Communication
Speed
Data transmission and reception
300/1200/2400/4800/7200/9600/12000/14400/
16800/19200/21600/24000/26400/28800/31200/
33600 bps
Data reception only with V.90
28000/29333/30666/32000/33333/34666/36000/
37333/38666/40000/41333/42666/44000/45333/
46666/48000/49333/50666/52000/53333/54666/
56000 bps
Fax
2400/4800/7200/9600/12000/14400 bps
Transmitting level
-10 dBm
Receiving level
-10 to -40 dBm
Input/output
impedance
600 ohms ±30%
Error correcting
MNP class 4 and ITU-T V.42
Data compression
MNP class 5 and ITU-T V.42bis
Power supply
+3.3V (supplied by computer)
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Display Controller
Appendix B
Display Controller
Display controller
The display controller interprets software commands into hardware
commands that turn particular pels on or off.
A high-resolution external monitor connected to the computer can display
up to 2048 horizontal and 1536 vertical pixels at up to 16M colors.
The display controller also controls the video mode, which uses industry
standard rules to govern the screen resolution and the maximum number of
colours that can be displayed on screen.
Software written for a given video mode will run on any computer that
supports the mode.
The computer’s display controller supports all SVGA and XGA modes, the
most widely used industry standards.
■ Display modes which you can set are depending on the external
monitor which you use.
■ If you are running some applications (for example a 3D application or
video playback and so on), you may see some disturbance, flickering
or frame dropping on your screen. If that occurs, adjust the resolution
of display, lowering it until the screen is displayed properly. You could
also disable Windows Aero™ to help correct this situation.
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Wireless LAN
Appendix C
Wireless LAN
Card Specifications
Form Factor
Mini PCI TypeIII
Compatibility
Wi-Fi
■ IEEE 802.11 Standard for Wireless LANs
■ Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) certified by the Wi-Fi
Alliance.
The "Wi-Fi CERTIFIED" logo is a certification
mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Network Operating
System
■ Microsoft® Windows Networking
Media Access
Protocol
■ CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with
Acknowledgement (ACK)
Data Rate
■ 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6 Mb/s (IEEE 802.11a/g)
■ 11/5.5/2/1 Mb/s (IEEE 802.11 b)
■ Up to 144 Mb/s (IEEE 802.16e) (depending
on the model you purchased)
The Wireless LAN feature is not available on all models.
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Wireless LAN
Radio Characteristics
Radio Characteristics of Wireless LAN Cards may vary according to:
■ Country/region where the product was purchased
■ Type of product
Wireless communication is often subject to local radio regulations.
Although Wireless LAN wireless networking products have been designed
for operation in the license-free 2.4GHz and 5GHz band, local radio
regulations may impose a number of limitations to the use of wireless
communication equipment.
Refer to the sheet "Information to the User" for regulatory information that
may apply in your country/region.
R-F Frequency
■ Band 2.4GHz (2400~2497 MHz ) for
802.11b/g/n
■ Band 5GHz (5150~5850 MHz ) for 802.11a/n
Modulation
Technique
■ DSSS-CCK, DSSS-DQPSK, DSSS-DBPSK
(IEEE 802.11b)
■ OFDM-BPSK, OFDM-QPSK, OFDM16QAMOFDM-16QAM ( IEEE 802.11a/g)
The range of the wireless signal is related to the transmit rate of the
wireless communication device. Communications at a lower transmission
rate may travel larger distances.
■ The range of your wireless devices can be affected when the antennas
are placed near metal surfaces and solid high-density materials.
■ Range is also impacted due to “obstacles” in the path of the
transmission that may either absorb or reflect the radio signal.
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Wireless LAN
Supported Frequency Sub-bands
Subject to the radio regulations that apply in the countries/regions, your
Wireless LAN card may support a different set of 2.4 GHz channels.
Consult your Authorized Wireless LAN or TOSHIBA Sales office for
information about the radio regulations that apply in the countries/regions.
Wireless IEEE 802.11 Channels Sets (Revision B, G and N)
Frequency Range
Channel ID
2400-2483.5 MHz
1
2412
2
2417
3
2422
4
2427
5
2432
6
2437
7
2442
8
2447
9
2452
10
2457
11
2462
12
2467*1
13
2472*1
*1 Check, if these channels can be used in your country/region.
When installing Wireless LAN cards, the channel configuration is managed
as follows:
■ For wireless clients that operate in a Wireless LAN Infrastructure, the
Wireless LAN card will automatically start operation at the channel
identified by the Wireless LAN Access Point. When roaming between
different access points the station can dynamically switch to another
channel if required.
■ In a Wireless LAN Access Point, the Wireless LAN card will use the
factory-set default channel (printed in bold), unless the LAN
Administrator selected a different channel when configuring the
Wireless LAN Access Point device.
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AC Power Cord and Connectors
Appendix D
AC Power Cord and Connectors
The power cord’s AC input plug must be compatible with the various
international AC power outlets and the cord must meet the standards for
the country/region in which it is used. All cords must meet the following
specifications:
Length:
Minimum 1.7 meters
Wire size:
Minimum 0.75 mm2
Current rating:
Minimum 2.5 amperes
Voltage rating:
125 or 250 VAC (depending on country/region’s
power standards)
Certification agencies
U.S. and Canada: UL listed and CSA certified
No. 18 AWG, Type SVT or SPT-2 two conductor
Australia:
AS
Japan:
DENANHO
Europe:
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Austria:
OVE
Italy:
IMQ
Belgium:
CEBEC
The Netherlands:
KEMA
Denmark:
DEMKO
Norway:
NEMKO
Finland:
SETI
Sweden:
SEMKO
France:
UTE
Switzerland:
SEV
Germany:
VDE
United Kingdom:
BSI
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AC Power Cord and Connectors
In Europe, power cords must be VDE type, H05VVH2-F and two conductor.
For the United States and Canada, plug configuration must be a 2-15P
(250 V) or 1-15P (125 V) as designated in the U.S. National Electrical code
handbook and the Canadian Electrical Code Part II.
The following illustrations show the plug shapes for the U.S.A. and Canada,
the United Kingdom, Australia and Europe.
USA and Canada
UL approved
CSA approved
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United Kingdom
BS approved
Australia
Europe
AS approved
Approved by the
appropriate agency
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Disclaimers
Appendix E
Disclaimers
This chapter slates the Disclaimer(s) information applicable to TOSHIBA
computers.
CPU
Central Processing Unit ("CPU") Performance Disclaimer.
CPU performance in your computer product may vary from specifications
under the following conditions:
■ use of certain external peripheral products
■ use if battery power instead of AC power
■ use of certain multimedia, computer generated graphics or video
applications
■ use of standard telephone lines or low speed network connections
■ use of complex modeling software, such as high end computer aided
design applications
■ use of several applications or functionalities simultaneously
■ use of computer in areas with low air pressure (high altitude >1,000
meters or >3,280 feet above sea level)
■ use of computer at temperatures outside the range of 5°C to 35°C (41°F
to 95°F) or >25°C (77°F) at high altitude (all temperature references are
approximate and may vary depending on the specific computer model please refer to your computer documentation or visit the Toshiba
website at www.pcsupport.toshiba.com for details).
CPU performance may also vary from specifications due to design
configuration.
Under some conditions, your computer product may automatically
shutdown. This is a normal protective feature designed to reduce the risk of
lost data or damage to the product when used outside recommended
conditions. To avoid risk of lost data, always make back-up copies of data
by periodically storing it on an external storage medium. For optimum
performance, use your computer product only under recommended
conditions. Read additional restrictions under "Environmental Conditions"
in your computer documentation.
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Disclaimers
Contact Toshiba Technical Service and Support for more information.
64-Bit Computing
64-bit processors are designed to take advantage of 32 and 64 bit
computing.
64-bit computing requires that the following hardware and software
requirements are met:
■ 64-bit Operating System
■ 64-bit CPU, Chipset and BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
■ 64-bit Device drivers
■ 64-bit applications
Certain device drivers and/or applications may not be compatible with a 64bit CPU and therefore may not function properly.
Memory (Main System)
Part of the main system memory may be used by the graphics system for
graphics performance and therefore reduce the amount of main system
memory available for other computing activities. The amount of main
system memory allocated to support graphics may vary depending on the
graphics system, applications utilized, system memory size and other
factors. Computers configured with a 32-bit operating system can address
up to 3GB of system memory. Only computers configured with a 64-bit
operating system can address 4GB or more of system memory.
Battery Life
Battery life may vary considerably depending on product model,
configuration, applications, power management settings and features
utilized, as well as the natural performance variations produced by the
design of individual components. Published battery life numbers are
achieved on select models and configurations tested by Toshiba at the time
of publication. Recharge time varies depending on usage. Battery may not
charge while computer is consuming full power.
After a period of time, the battery will lose its ability to perform at maximum
capacity and will need to be replaced. This is normal for all batteries. To
purchase a new battery pack, see the accessories information that shipped
with your computer.
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Disclaimers
HDD drive capacity
One Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10.
The computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using
powers of 2 for the definition of 1 GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes, and
therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity will also
be less if the product includes one or more pre-installed operating systems,
such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software
applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
LCD
Over a period of time, and depending on the usage of the computer, the
brightness of the LCD screen will deteriorate. This is an intrinsic
characteristic of LCD technology.
Maximum brightness is only available when operating in AC power mode.
Screen will dim when the computer is operated on battery power and you
will not be able to increase the brightness of the screen.
Graphics Processor Unit ("GPU")
Graphics processor unit ("GPU") performance may vary depending on
product model, design configuration, applications, power management
settings and features utilized. GPU performance is only optimized when
operating in AC power mode and may decrease considerably when
operating in battery power mode.
Wireless LAN
The transmission speed over the wireless LAN and the distance over which
wireless LAN can reach may vary depending on surrounding
electromagnetic environment, obstacles, access point design and
configuration, and client design and software/hardware configurations.The
actual transmission speed will be lower than the theoretical maximum
speed.
USB Sleep & Charge
The "USB Sleep & Charge function" may not work with certain external
device even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those
cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.
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Disclaimers
External HDD Capacity
One Gigabyte (GB) means 109 =1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10.
A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using
powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB=230=1,073,741,824 bytes, and
therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity will also
be less if the computer includes one or more pre-installed operating
systems, pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual
formatted capacity may vary.
Non-applicable Icons
Certain notebook chassis are designed to accommodate all possible
configurations for an entire product series. Your selected model may not
have all the features and specifications corresponding to all of the icons or
switches shown on the notebook chassis, unless you have selected all
those features.
Copy Protection
Applicable copy protection standards included in certain media may
prevent or limit recording or viewing of the media.
LCD Brightness and Eye Stain
Your display panel has a brightness approaching that of a TV device. We
recommend that you adjust the brightness of your LCD to a comfortable
level to prevent possible strain on your eyes.
TV Tuner
TV Tuner will function only in the country where the computer was
purchased.
Safety Use for TV Tuner
If you have to operate your computer during a thunderstorm and are
connecting the TV tuner to an outside antenna, you should operate your
computer using AC power mode. The AC adaptor offers some protection
against (but does not entirely prevent) possible electric shock caused by
lightning. For complete protection, do not operate your computer during a
thunderstorm.
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TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
Appendix F
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
The TOSHIBA Health Monitor software program monitors computer system
functions such as power consumption, the cooling system and HDD Drop
sensor. It alerts users of specific system conditions via pop-up messages. It
also tracks the usages of the computer and related devices, logging the
service relevant information on the computer's hard disk drive.
■ The collected information includes device operation time and number of
actuations or status changes (i.e.: number of power button and FN key
combination uses, AC adaptor, battery, LCD, fan, HDD, sound volume,
wireless communication switch, TOSHIBA Express Port Replicator and
USB information), date of initial system use, and also computer and
device usage (i.e.: power settings, battery temperature and recharging,
CPU, memory, backlight illumination time, and temperatures for various
devices, property (e.g.: product name, model number, part number,
serial number, BIOS version, FW version) of the system and
components (e.g.: Video device, Sound device, Network device, Hard
Disk drive, Solid State drive, Optical Disc drive), operating system and
software information (e.g.: OS version, OS install date, Direct X version,
Internet Explorer version, installed update program and driver lists). The
stored data uses a very small portion of the total hard disk capacity,
approximately 10MB or less per year.
■ This information is used to identify and provide a notification of system
conditions which may effect the performance of your computer. It may
also be used to help diagnose problems should the computer require
service by TOSHIBA or TOSHIBA's authorized service providers.
Additionally, TOSHIBA may also use this information for quality
assurance analysis. Subject to the use restrictions above , the HDD
data logged may be transferred to entities located outside of your
country or region of residence (e.g., European Union). Those countries
may or may not have the same data protection laws or data protection
levels as required by your home country or region.
■ Once enabled, you may disable the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor at any
time by uninstalling the software via Uninstall a program in the
Control Panel. Doing so will automatically delete all collected
information from the HDD.
■ The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor software does not extend or modify
TOSHIBA's obligations under its standard limited warranty in any way.
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TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
TOSHIBA's standard limited warranty terms and limitations apply. Visit
http://www.warranty.toshiba.com for details.
Starting the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor can be started using the following
methods:
■ Double click TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor in the Welcome Center.
■ Click Start Æ All Programs Æ TOSHIBA Æ Utilities Æ PC Health
Monitor.
■ Click the icon in the notification area, then click the "TOSHIBA PC
Health Monitor is not enabled. Please click here for more details."
message when it is displayed.
This message will no longer be displayed after clicking "Please enable
software now" or "Please disable software now" on the "PC Health
Monitor Software Notice & Acceptance" screen.
No matter which method is used, the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
explanation screen will be displayed.
Clicking "Next" will display the "PC Health Monitor Software Notice &
Acceptance" screen. Please carefully read the information displayed.
Selecting "Please enable software now. I agree with the terms and
conditions and use and sharing of the information collected." and clicking
"OK" will enable the program. By enabling the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
software, you agree with these terms and conditions and to the use and
sharing of the collected information. Once the program is enabled, the
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor screen is displayed, and the program will
begin monitoring system functions and collecting information.
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Glossary
Glossary
The terms in this glossary cover topics related to this manual. Alternate
naming is included for reference.
Abbreviations
AACS: advanced access content system
AC: Alternating current
ACPI: Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
AMT: Intel Active Management Technology
ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BIOS: basic input/output system
bps: bits per second
CD: compact disc
CD-ROM: Compact Disc Read-Only Memory
CD-RW: Compact Disc-ReWritable
CMOS: complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
CPU: central processing unit
CRT: cathode ray tube
DC: direct current
DDC: display data channel
DDR: double data rate
DIMM: dual inline memory module
DVD: digital versatile disc
DVD-R: Digital Versatile Disc-Recordable
DVD-RAM: Digital Versatile Disc-Random Access Memory
DVD-R (Dual Layer): Digital Versatile Disc Recordable Dual Layer
DVD-ROM: Digital Versatile Disc-Read Only Memory
DVD-RW: Digital Versatile Disc-ReWritable
DVD+R (Double Layer): Digital Versatile Disc Recordable Double Layer
FDD: floppy diskette drive
FIR: fast infrared
GB: gigabyte
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Glossary
HDD: hard disk drive
HDCP: high-bandwidth digital content protection
HDMI: high definition multimedia interface
HDMI-CEC: high definition multimedia interface consumer electronics
control
IDE: integrated drive electronics
IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IMSM: Intel Matrix Storage Manager
I/O: input/output
IRQ: interrupt request
KB: kilobyte
LAN: local area network
LCD: liquid crystal display
LED: light emitting diode
MB: megabyte
MMC: multi media card
OCR: optical character recognition (reader)
PC: personal computer
PCI: peripheral component interconnect
RAM: random access memory
RGB: red, green, and blue
ROM: read only memory
RTC: real time clock
S/P DIF: Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format
SDRAM: synchronous dynamic random access memory
SLI: Scalable Link Interface
SO-DIMM: small-outline dual in line memory module
SSD: Solid state drive
TFT: thin-film transistor
USB: Universal Serial Bus
UXGA: ultra extended graphics array
VGA: video graphics array
WAN: wide area network
WSXGA: wide super extended graphics array
WSXGA+: wide super extended graphics array plus
WUXGA: Wide Ultra Extended Graphics Array
WXGA: wide extended graphics array
WXGA+: wide extended graphics array plus
XGA: extended graphics array
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Glossary
A
adaptor: A device that provides a compatible connection between two
units. For example, the computer's internal display adapter receives
information from the software and translates it into images on the
screen. An adapter can take a number of forms, from a
microprocessor to a simple connector: An intelligent adapter (one
that is capable of doing some processing) may also be called a
controller.
alphanumeric: Keyboard characters including letters, numbers and other
symbols, such as punctuation marks or mathematical symbols.
alternating current (AC): Electric current that reverses its direction of flow
at regular intervals.
analog signal: A signal whose characteristics such as amplitude and
frequency vary in proportion to (are an analog of) the value to be
transmitted. Voice communications are analog signals.
application: A group of programs that together are used for a specific task
such as accounting, financial planning, spreadsheets, word
processing and games.
ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange. ASCII code is
a set of 256 binary codes that represent the most commonly used
letters, numbers, and symbols.
B
backup: A copy of a file, usually on a removable disk, kept in case the
original file is lost or damaged.
binary: The base two number system composed of zeros and ones (off or
on), used by most digital computers. The right-most digit of a binary
number has a value of 1, the next a value of 2, then 4, 8, 16, and so
on. For example, the binary number 101 has a value of 5. See also
ASCII.
BIOS: Basic Input/Output System. The firmware that controls data flow
within the computer. See also firmware.
bit: Derived from "binary digit," the basic unit of information used by the
computer. It is either zero or one. Eight bits is one byte. See also
byte.
Bluetooth: A short-range radio technology designed to simplify wireless
communication among computers, communication devices and the
Internet.
board: A circuit board. An internal card containing electronic components,
called chips, which perform a specific function or increase the
capabilities of the system.
boot: Short for bootstrap. A program that starts or restarts the computer.
The program reads instructions from a storage device into the
computer's memory.
boot disk: See system disk.
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Glossary
bootable disk: See system disk.
bps: Bits per second. Typically used to describe the data transmission
speed of a modem.
buffer: The portion of the computer's memory where data is temporarily
stored. Buffers often compensate for differences in the rate of flow
from one device to another.
bus: An interface for transmission of signals, data or electric power.
byte: The representation of a single character. A sequence of eight bits
treated as a single unit; also the smallest addressable unit within the
system.
C
cache memory: A section of very fast memory in which frequently used
information is duplicated for quick access. Accessing data from
cache is faster than accessing it from the computer's main memory.
See also L1 cache, L2 cache.
capacity: The amount of data that can be stored on a magnetic storage
device such as a floppy diskette or hard disk drive. It is usually
described in terms of kilobytes (KB), where one KB = 1024 bytes,
megabytes (MB), where one MB = 1024 KB and gigabytes (GB),
where one GB = 1024 MB.
CardBus: An industry standard bus for 32-bit PC Cards.
CD: An individual compact disc. See also CD-ROM.
CD-R: A Compact Disc-Recordable disc can be written once and read
many times. See also CD-ROM.
CD-ROM: A Compact Disc Read-Only Memory is a high capacity disc that
can be read from but not written to. The CD-ROM drive uses a laser,
rather than magnetic heads, to read data from the disc.
CD-RW: A Compact Disc-ReWritable disc can be rewritten many times.
See also CD-ROM.
character: Any letter, number, punctuation mark, or symbol used by the
computer. Also synonymous with byte.
chassis: The frame containing the computer.
chip: A small semiconductor containing computer logic and circuitry for
processing, memory, input/output functions and controlling other
chips.
click: To press and release the pointing device's primary button without
moving the pointing device. In the Windows operating system, this
refers to the pointing device's left button, unless otherwise stated.
See also double-click.
CMOS: Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor. An electronic circuit
fabricated on a silicon wafer that requires very little power.
Integrated circuits implemented in CMOS technology can be tightly
packaged and are highly reliable.
cold start: Starting a computer that is currently off (turning on the power).
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COM1, COM2, COM3 and COM4: The names assigned to the serial and
communication ports.
commands: Instructions you enter at the terminal keyboard that direct the
actions of the computer or its peripheral devices.
compatibility: 1) The ability of one computer to accept and process data in
the same manner as another computer without modifying the data
or the media upon which it is being transferred. 2) the ability of one
device to connect to or communicate with another system or
component.
components: Elements or parts (of a system) which make up the whole
(system).
computer program: A set of instructions written for a computer that enable
it to achieve a desired result.
computer system: A combination of hardware, software, firmware, and
peripheral components assembled to process data into useful
information.
configuration: The specific components in your system (such as the
terminal, printer, and disk drives) and the settings that define how
your system works. You use the HW Setup program to control your
system configuration.
controller: Built-in hardware and software that controls the functions of a
specific internal or peripheral device (e.g. keyboard controller).
CPU: Central Processing Unit. The portion of the computer that interprets
and executes instructions.
CRT: Cathode Ray Tube. A vacuum tube in which beams projected on a
fluorescent screen-producing luminous spots. An example is the
television set.
cursor: A small, blinking rectangle or line that indicates the current position
on the display screen.
D
data: Information that is factual, measurable or statistical that a computer
can process, store, or retrieve.
data bits: A data communications parameter controlling the number of bits
(binary digits) used to make up a byte. If data bits = 7 the computer
can generate 128 unique characters. If data bits = 8 the computer
can generate 256 unique characters.
DC: Direct Current. Electric current that flows in one direction. This type of
power is usually supplied by batteries.
default: The parameter value automatically selected by the system when
you or the program do not provide instructions. Also called a preset
value.
delete: To remove data from a disk or other data storage device.
Synonymous with erase.
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device driver: A program (called a "driver") that permits a computer to
communicate with a device.
dialog box: A window that accepts user input to make system settings or
record other information.
disable: To turn a computer option off. See also enable.
disk drive: The device that randomly accesses information on a disk and
copies it to the computer's memory. It also writes data from memory
to the disk. To accomplish these tasks, the unit physically rotates the
disk at high speed past a read-write head.
disk storage: Storing data on magnetic disk. Data is arranged on
concentric tracks much like a phonograph record.
display: A CRT, LCD, or other image producing device used to view
computer output.
documentation: The set of manuals and/or other instructions written for
the users of a computer system or application. Computer system
documentation typically includes procedural and tutorial information
as well as system functions.
double click: To press and release the pointing device's primary button
rapidly twice without moving the pointing device. In the Windows
operating system, this refers to the pointing device's left button,
unless otherwise stated.
driver: A software program, generally part of the operating system, that
controls a specific piece of hardware (frequently a peripheral device
such as a printer or mouse).
DVD: An individual digital versatile (or video) disc. See also DVD-ROM.
DVD-R (+R, -R): A Digital Versatile Disc-Recordable disk can be written
once and read many times. The DVD-R drive uses a laser to read
data from the disc.
DVD-RAM: A Digital Versatile Disc-Random Access Memory is a high
capacity, high performance disc that lets you store large volumes of
data. The DVD-ROM drive uses a laser to read data from the disc.
DVD-ROM: A Digital Versatile Disc-Read Only Memory is a high capacity,
high performance disc suitable for play back of video and other
high-density files. The DVD-ROM drive uses a laser to read data
from the disc.
DVD-RW (+RW, -RW): A Digital Versatile Disc-ReWritable disc can be
rewritten many times.
E
echo: To send back a reflection of the transmitted data to the sending
device. You can display the information on the screen, or output it to
the printer, or both. When a computer receives back data it
transmitted to a CRT (or other peripheral device) and then transmits
the data to printer, the printer is said to echo the CRT.
enable: To turn on a computer option. See also disable.
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erase: See delete.
escape: 1) A code (ASCII code 27), signaling the computer that what
follows are commands; used with peripheral devices such as
printers and modems.
2) A means of aborting the task currently in progress.
escape guard time: A time before and after an escape code is sent to the
modem which distinguishes between escapes that are part of the
transmitted data, and escapes that are intended as a command to
the modem.
execute: To interpret and execute an instruction.
F
fast infrared: An industry standard that enables cableless infrared serial
data transfer at speeds of up to 4 Mbps.
file: A collection of related information; a file can contain data, programs, or
both.
fingerprint sensor: The fingerprint sensor compares and analyzes the
unique characteristics in a fingerprint.
firmware: A set of instructions built into the hardware which controls and
directs a microprocessor's activities.
flash memory: Non-volatile memory that can be written to as well as read.
Information in flash memory remains whether or not the computer is
receiving power. This type of memory is used to retain your
fingerprint data. See also memory. Compare RAM and ROM.
floppy diskette: A removable disk that stores magnetically encoded data.
floppy diskette drive (FDD): An electromechanical device that reads and
writes to floppy diskettes.
folder: An icon in Windows used to store documents or other folders.
format: The process of readying a blank disk for its first use. Formatting
establishes the structure of the disk that the operating system
expects before it writes files or programs onto the disk.
function keys: The keys labeled F1 through F12 that tell the computer to
perform certain functions.
G
gigabyte (GB): A unit of data storage equal to 1024 megabytes. See also
megabyte.
graphics: Drawings, pictures, or other images, such as charts or graphs, to
present information.
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H
hard disk: A storage device composed of a rigid platter or platters that can
be magnetically coded with data. Hard disks hold much more
information than diskettes and are used for long-term storage of
programs and data. The primary (or only) hard disk in a computer is
usually fixed, but some computers have secondary hard disks that
are removable. By default, the hard disk is referred to as drive C.
hard disk drive (HDD): An electromechanical device that reads and writes
a hard disk. See also hard disk.
hardware: The physical electronic and mechanical components of a
computer system: typically, the computer itself, external disk drives,
etc. See also software and firmware.
hertz: A unit of wave frequency that equals one cycle per second.
host computer: The computer that controls, regulates, and transmits
information to a device or another computer.
hot key: The computer's feature in which certain keys in combination with
the extended function key, FN, can be used to set system
parameters, such as speaker volume.
HW Setup: A TOSHIBA utility that lets you set the parameters for various
hardware components.
I
icon: A small graphic image displayed on the screen or in the indicator
panel. In Windows, an icon represents an object that the user can
manipulate.
i.LINK (IEEE1394): This port enables high-speed data transfer directly
from external devices such as digital video cameras.
input: The data or instructions you provide to a computer, communication
device or other peripheral device from the keyboard or external or
internal storage devices. The data sent (or output) by the sending
computer is input for the receiving computer.
instruction: Statements or commands that specify how to perform a
particular task.
interface: 1) Hardware and/or software components of a system used
specifically to connect one system or device to another.
2) To physically connect one system or device to another to
exchange information.
3) The point of contact between user, the computer, and the
program, for example, the keyboard or a menu.
interrupt request: A signal that gives a component access to the
processor.
I/O: Input/output. Refers to acceptance and transfer of data to and from a
computer.
I/O devices: Equipment used to communicate with the computer and
transfer data to and from it.
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K
K: Taken from the Greek word kilo, meaning 1000; often used as equivalent
to 1024, or 2 raised to the 10th power. See also byte and kilobyte.
keyboard: An input device containing switches that are activated by
manually pressing marked keys. Each keystroke activates a switch
that transmits a specific code to the computer. For each key, the
transmitted code is, in turn, representative of the (ASCII) character
marked on the key.
kilobyte (KB): A unit of data storage equal to 1024 bytes. See also byte
and megabyte.
L
L1 cache: Level one cache. Memory cache built into the processor to help
improve processing speed. See also cache memory, L2 cache.
L2 cache: Memory cache installed on the motherboard to help improve
processing speed. It is slower than L1 cache and faster than main
memory. See also cache memory, L1 cache.
Lableflash™: DVD writers with the Labelflash™ function can burn pictures
directly into a special layer added to the non-data, or label, side of a
Labelflash™ DVD disc.
LAN: A group of computers or other devices dispersed over a relatively
limited area and connected by a communications link that enables
any device to interact with any other on the network.
Light Emitting Diode (LED): A semiconductor device that emits light when
a current is applied.
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD): Liquid crystal sealed between two sheets of
glass coated with transparent conducting material. The viewing-side
coating is etched into character forming segments with leads that
extend to the edge of the glass. Applying a voltage between the
glass sheets.
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M
main board: See motherboard.
megabyte (MB): A unit of data storage equal to 1024 kilobytes. See also
kilobyte.
megahertz: A unit of wave frequency that equals 1 million cycles per
second. See also hertz.
memory: Typically refers to the computer's main memory, where programs
are run and data is temporarily stored and processed. Memory can
be volatile and hold data temporarily, such as RAM, or it can be
nonvolatile and hold data permanently, such as ROM. A computer's
main memory is RAM. See RAM, ROM.
menu: A software interface that displays a list of options on the screen.
Also called a screen.
microprocessor: A hardware component contained in a single integrated
circuit that carries out instructions. Also called the central
processing unit (CPU), one of the main parts of the computer.
mode: A method of operation, for example, the Boot Mode, Sleep Mode or
the Hibernation Mode.
modem: Derived from modulator/demodulator, a device that converts
(modulates) digital data for transmission over telephone lines and
then converts modulated data (demodulates) to digital format where
received.
monitor: A device that uses rows and columns of pixels to display
alphanumeric characters or graphic images. See also CRT.
motherboard: A name sometimes used to refer to the main printed circuit
board in processing equipment. It usually contains integrated
circuits that perform the processor's basic functions and provides
connectors for adding other boards that perform special functions.
N
network: A collection of computers and associated devices that are
connected by communications facilities. A network allows you to
share data and peripheral devices, such as printers, with other
users and to exchange electronic mail.
non-system disk: A disk for storing programs and data that cannot be
used to start the computer. Compare system disk.
nonvolatile memory: Memory that is capable of permanently storing
information. Turning the computer's power off does not alter data
stored in nonvolatile memory.
numeric keypad overlay: A feature that allows you to use certain keys on
the keyboard to perform numeric entry, or to control cursor and page
movement.
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O
OCR: Optical Character Recognition (reader). A technique or device that
uses laser or visible light to identify characters and input them into a
storage device.
online state: A functional state of a peripheral device when it is ready to
receive or transmit data.
operating system: A group of programs that controls the basic operation
of a computer. Operating system functions include interpreting
programs, creating data files, and controlling the transmission and
receipt (input/output) of data to and from memory and peripheral
device.
output: The results of a computer operation. Output commonly indicates
data.
1) printed on paper, 2) displayed at a terminal, 3) sent through the
serial port of internal modem, or 4) stored on some magnetic media.
P
parallel: Processes that occur simultaneously. In communications, it
means the transmission of more than one bit of information at a
time. On your computer, the parallel port provides a parallel
communications interface between the computer and an
appropriate device. Compare serial. parity:
1) The symmetrical relationship between two parameter values
(integers) both of which are either on or off; odd or even; 0 or 1.
2) In serial communications, an error detection bit that is added to a
group of data bits making the sum of the bits even or odd. Parity can
be set to none, odd, or even.
password: A unique string of characters used to identify a specific user.
The computer provides various levels of password protection such
as user and supervisor.
PC card: A credit-card-sized expansion card designed to increase the
capabilities of notebook computers. PC Cards provide functions
such as modem, fax/modem, hard disk drive, network adapter,
sound card, or SCSI adapter.
PCI: Peripheral Component Interconnect. An industry standard 32-bit bus.
peripheral: Any device, such as a printer or joystick, that is attached to the
computer and controlled by the computer's CPU.
pixel: A picture element. The smallest dot that can be made on a display or
printer. Also called a pel.
plug and play: A capability with Windows that enables the system to
automatically recognize connections of external devices and make
the necessary configurations in the computer.
pointing device: Any device, such as the TouchPad or a mouse, that
enables you to move the cursor on the screen.
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port: The electrical connection through which the computer sends and
receives data to and from devices or other computers.
Power Saver: A TOSHIBA utility that lets you set the parameters for
various power-saving functions.
program: A set of instructions a computer can execute that enables it to
achieve a desired result. See also application.
prompt: A message the computer provides indicating it is ready for or
requires information or an action from you.
R
Radio frequency interference (RFI) shield: A metal shield enclosing the
printed circuit boards of the printer or computer to prevent radio and
TV interference. All computer equipment generates radio frequency
signals. The FCC regulates the amount of signals a computing
device can allow past its shielding. A Class A device is sufficient for
office use. Class B provides a more stringent classification for home
equipment use. TOSHIBA portable computers comply with Class B
computing device regulations.
Random Access Memory (RAM): Volatile memory that can be written to
as well as read. Volatile here means that information in RAM is lost
when you turn off your computer. This type of memory is used for
your computer's main memory. See also memory. Compare ROM.
resolution: A measure of the sharpness of the images that can be
produced by a printer or displayed on a screen. For a printer,
resolution is expressed in dots per inch (dpi). For a screen, it is
expressed as the number of pixels available horizontally and
vertically
restart: Resetting a computer without turning it off (also called "warm boot",
"soft reset" or "reboot"). See also boot.
RGB: Red, green, and blue. A device that uses three input signals, each
activating an electron gun for a primary additive color (red, green,
and blue) or port for using such a device. See also CRT.
RJ45: A modular LAN jack.
Read Only Memory (ROM): Non-volatile memory that can be read but not
written to. Non-volatile here means that information in ROM remains
whether or not the computer is receiving power. This type of
memory is used to store your computer's BIOS, which is essential
instructions the computer reads when you start it up. See also
BIOS, memory. Compare RAM.
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S
S/P DIF: A standard of digital interface for audio.
SCSI: Small Computer System Interface is an industry standard interface
for connection of a variety of peripheral devices.
SD/SDHC Card: Secure Digital cards are flash memory widely used in a
variety of digital devices such as digital cameras and Personal
Digital Assistants.
serial: Processes that occur one at a time. In communications, it means
the transmission of one bit at a time sequentially over a single
channel. On your computer, the serial port provides a serial
interface between the computer and an appropriate device.
Compare parallel.
SIO: Serial Input/Output. The electronic methodology used in serial data
transmission.
soft key: Key combinations that emulate keys on the IBM keyboard,
change some configuration options, stop program execution, and
access the numeric keypad overlay.
software: The set of programs, procedures and related documentation
associated with a computer system. Specifically refers to computer
programs that direct and control the computer system's activities.
See also hardware.
stop bit: One or more bits of a byte that follow the transmitted character or
group codes in asynchronous serial communications.
system disk: A diskette that contains the operating system files needed to
start the computer. Any diskette can be formatted as a system disk.
A system disk is also called a "bootable disk", "boot disk" or a
"startup disk." Compare non-system disk.
T
terminal: A typewriter-like keyboard and CRT display screen connected to
the computer for data input/output.
TFT display: A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an array of liquid
crystal cells using active-matrix technology with thin film transistor
(TFT) to drive each cell.
Touch Pad: A pointing device integrated into the TOSHIBA computer palm
rest.
U
USB: Universal Serial Bus. This serial interface lets you communicate with
several devices connected in a chain to a single port on the
computer.
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V
VGA: Video Graphics Array is an industry standard video adaptor that lets
you run any popular software.
volatile memory: Random access memory (RAM) that stores information
as long as power is supplied to the computer.
W
warm start: Restarting or resetting a computer without turning it off.
Wi-Fi®: A registered trademark term of the Wi-Fi Alliance that stands for
Wireless Fidelity, and is another term for the communication
protocol to permit an Ethernet connection using wireless
communication components.
WiMAX: A registered trademark term of the WiMAX Forum that stands for
Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, and is a
telecommunications technology that provides wireless transmission
of data using a variety of transmission modes.
window: A portion of the screen that can display its own application,
document or dialog box. Often used to mean a Microsoft® Windows
window.
Wireless LAN: Local Area Network (LAN) through wireless
communication.
Wireless WAN: Wide Area Network (WAN) through wireless
communication.
write protection: A method for protecting a floppy diskette from accidental
erasure.
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Index
A
AC adaptor, 1-5
additional, 1-19
connecting, 3-2
ASCII characters, 5-5
B
Battery
charging, 6-6
extending battery life, 6-9
indicator, 6-1
Monitoring capacity, 6-8
real time clock, 1-5, 6-4
save mode, 1-13
types, 6-3
Battery pack, 1-5
additional, 8-11
replacing, 6-10
C
Cleaning the computer, 4-45
D
Display, 1-9
automatic power off, 1-13
brightness decreases, 5-3
brightness increases, 5-3
controller, 1-9
opening, 3-4
E
Express card
inserting, 8-2
removing, 8-3
Expresscard, 8-2
F
Floppy disk
using, 4-17
Fn + Esc (sound mute), 5-3
Fn + F1 (instant security), 5-3
Fn + F2 (power save mode), 5-3
Fn + F3 (Sleep Mode), 5-3
Fn + F4 (hibernation), 5-3
Fn + F5 (display selection), 5-3
Fn + F6 (Display Brightness decreases), 5-3
Fn + F7 (Display Brightness increases), 5-3
Fn + F8 (Wireless setting), 5-4
Fn + F9 (Touch Pad), 5-4
Fn Sticky key, 5-4
Function keys, 5-2
G
Graphics controller, 1-9
H
Hard disk drive, 1-5
automatic power off, 1-13
Hibernation, 1-14, 5-3
HW Setup, 1-16
Equipment checklist, 1-1
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K
Keyboard, 1-9, 5-1
emulating keys on
enhanced, 5-2
F1 ... F12 function keys, 5-2
hot keys, 5-3
typewriter keys, 5-1
Windows special keys, 5-5
L
LAN, 1-11, 4-44
cable types, 4-44
connecting, 4-45
disconnecting, 4-45
M
Media care
CD/DVD/BD, 4-37
Memory, 1-3
expansion, 1-19, 8-7
installing, 8-7
removing, 8-10
Modem, 1-11, 4-38
connecting, 4-39
disconnecting, 4-40
properties menu, 4-38
region selection, 4-38
Monitor, external, 1-9, 8-12
P
Ports, 1-9
external monitor, 1-9
USB, 1-10
Power
conditions, 6-1
hibernation mode, 3-8
indicator, 6-2
panel power on/off, 1-13,
6-13
shut Down mode (Boot
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Sleep Mode, 3-6
system Auto Off, 6-13
turning off, 3-6
turning on, 3-5
Power-up modes, 6-13
Problems
AC power, 9-5
analyzing, 9-2
Battery, 9-5
BD drive, 9-10
ExpressCard, 9-19
Hard disk drive, 9-9
Hardware and system
checklist, 9-3
Keyboard, 9-7
LAN, 9-18
LCD panel, 9-8
Memory expansion, 9-16
Modem, 9-17
Monitor, 9-17
overheating power down,
9-4
Pointing device, 9-12
Power, 9-4
Real Time Clock, 9-7
Self test, 9-4
Sound system, 9-17
Support from TOSHIBA,
9-20
System start-up, 9-3
USB, 9-14
Wireless LAN, 9-18
Processor, 1-3
R
Restarting the computer, 3-9
S
Security lock
attaching, 8-17
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Sleep Mode, 1-14
setting, 3-6
System automatic, 1-13
Soft keys
emulating keys on
enhanced
keyboard, 5-2
ScrLock, 5-2
Sound System, 1-10
Headphone(S/P DIF) jack,
1-11
microphone jack, 1-11
mute hot keys, 5-3
T
TOSHIBA ConfigFree, 1-18
Touch Pad, 1-9
using, 4-1
U
USB, 1-10
V
Video RAM, 1-4
W
Wireless communication switch,
4-44
indicator, 4-44
Wireless LAN, 1-11
using, 4-42
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