ActionTec 1394 User`s guide

Notebook
Computer
User's Guide
Preface
Copyright 2003
All Rights Reserved.
Manual edition, March 2003
The information in this document is subject to change without prior notice in
order to improve reliability, design and function and does not represent a
commitment on the part of the manufacturer.
In no event will the manufacturer be liable for direct, indirect, special,
incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to
use the product or documentation, even if advised of the possibility of such
damages.
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Limitation of Liability
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manual, the manufacturer and distributor assume no liability resulting from
errors or omissions in this manual, or from the use of the information
contained herein.
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency
Interference Statement
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E:: 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 instruction manual 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.
Notice:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
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for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Shielded interface cables and a non-shielded AC power cord must be used
in order to comply with emission limits.
This equipment is to be used with power supply:
I/P: 100-240 Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.8A
O/P: 19Vdc, 3.42A
There is no internal power supply.
Canadian DOC Notice For Class B Computing Devices
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference - Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numerique de la classe B repecte toutes les exigences du
Règlement sur le matèriel brouilleur du Canada.
Safety Precautions
This section is designed to assist you in identifying potentially unsafe
conditions while working with this product. Required safety features have
been installed in the computer to protect you from injury. However, you
should use good judgment to identify potential safety hazards:
1.
Please read these safety instructions carefully.
2.
Please keep this User's Manual for later reference.
3.
Please disconnect this equipment from AC outlet before cleaning. Don't
use liquid or sprayed detergent for cleaning. Use moisture sheet or cloth
for cleaning.
4.
For pluggable equipment, that the socket-outlet shall be installed near the
equipment and shall be easily accessible.
5.
Please keep this equipment from humidity.
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6.
Lay this equipment on a reliable surface when isntall. A drop or fall could
cause injury.
7.
Make sure to use the right voltage for the power source when connecting
the equipment to the power outlet.
8.
Place the power cord in such a way that people can not setp on it. Do not
place anything on top of the power cord.
9.
All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
10. If the equipment is not use for a long time, disconnect the equipment from
the main power outlet to avoid being damaged by transient overvoltage.
11. Never pour any liquid into the opening, this could cause fire or electrical
shock.
12. Never open the equipment. For safety reason, the equipment should only
be opened by a qualified service personnel.
13. If on the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by a
service personnel:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
The Power cord or plug is damaged.
Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
The equipment has not work well or you cannot get it work according to
the user's manual.
The equipment has dropped and damaged.
If the equipment has obvious sign of breakage.
14. Do not leave this equipment in an environment unconditioned, storage
temperature above 60°C (140°f), it may damage the equipment.
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15. The unit can be operated at an ambient temperature of max. 35°C.
16. The sound pressure level at the operators position according to IEC 704-1:
1982 is equal or less than 70 dB(A).
17. Power Cord Requirements
The power cord set used with the AC adaptor must meet the requirements
of the country where you use the AC adaptor, whether it is 100-120 or
200-240 Vac. The following information explains the requirements for
power cord set selection.
•
•
The cord set must be approved for the country in which it is used.
The appliance coupler must have a configuration for mating with a
CEE22/EN6032/IEC 320 appliance inlet.
A. For U.S. and Canada:
•
•
The cord set must be UL Listed and CSA Certified.
The minimum specifications for the flexible cord are No. 18 AWG.
B. For Japan:
•
All components of the cord set must bear a “ T ” mark and
registration number in accordance with the Japanese Dentori Law.
•
The minimum specifications for the flexible cord are .75m ㎡
conductors.
C. For Other Countries:
•
The cord set fittings must bear the certification mark of the agency
responsible for evaluation in a specific country.
•
•
The flexible cord must be of a HAR (harmonized) type H05VV-F.
The cord set must have a current capacity of a least 2.5 Amperes
and voltage rating of 125 or 250 Vac.
18. When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should
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always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to
persons. These precautions includes the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Do not use this product near water, for example, near a bathtub,
washbowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a
swimming pool.
Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an
electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from
lightning.
Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the
leak.
Use only the power cord indicated in this manual.
19. Do not use the AC adapter near open water or other liquids. Never spill
liquid into the AC adapter.
20. Laser Warning: Laser Class I Product Caution - Invisible laser radiation
when open avoid exposure to beam.
21. Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with
the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose
of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions. Never
remove the battery pack while the power is on as this may result in data
loss when the system loses power.
Wichtige Sicherheitshinweise
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1.
Bitte lesen Sie diese Hinweis sorgfältig durch.
2.
Heben Sie dirse Anleitung für den späteren Gebrauch auf.
3.
Vor jedem Reinigen ist das Gerät vom Stromnetz zu trennen. Versenden
Sie Keine Flüssig- oder Aerosolreiniger. Am besten eignet sich ein
angefeuchtetes Tuch zur Reinigung.
4.
Die Netzanschluβsteckdose soll nahe dem Gerät angebracht und leicht
zugänglich sein.
5.
Das Gerät ist vor Feuchtigkeit zu schützen.
6.
Bei der Aufstellung des Gerätes ist auf sicheren Stand zu achten. Ein
Kippen oder Fallen könnte Beschädigungen hervorrufen.
7.
Beachten Sie beim Anschluß an das Stromnet die Anschlußwerte.
8.
Verlegen Sie die Netzanschlußleitung so, daß niemand darüber fallen
kann. Es sollte auch nichts auf der Leitun abgestellt werden.
9.
Alle Hinweise und Warnungen, die sich am Gerät befinden, sind zu
beachten.
10. Wird das Gerät üeinen längeren Zeitraum nicht benutzt, sollten Sie es vom
Stromnetz trennen. Somit wird im Falle einer Überspannung eine
Beschädigung vermieden.
11. Durch die Lüftungsöffnungen dürfen niemals Gegenstände oder
Flüssigkeien in das Gerät gelangen. Dies könne einen Brand bzw.
Elektrischen Schlag auslösen.
12. Öffnen Sie niemals das Gerät. Das Gerät darf aus Gründen der
elektrischen Sicherheit nur von authorisiertem Servicepersonal geöffnet
werden.
13. Wenn folgende Situationen auftreten ist das Gerät vom Stromnetz zu
trennen und von einer qualifizierten Servicestelle zu Überprüfung.:
a.
b.
c.
Netzlabel oder Netzstecker sind beschädigt.
Flüssigkeit ist in das Gerät eingedrungen.
Das Gerät war Feuchtigkeit ausgesetzt.
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Wenn das Gerät nicht der Bedienungsanleitung entsprechend
funktioniert oder Sie mit Hilfe dieser Anleitung keine Verbesserung
erzielen.
Das Gerät ist gefallen und/oder das Gehäuse ist beschädigt.
Wenn das Gerät deutliche Anzeichen eines Defektes aufweist.
d.
e.
f.
14. VORSICHT: Explosiongsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der
Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller
empfohlenem ähnlichen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach
Angaben des Herstellers.
15. Dieses Schaltnetzteil kann bis zu einer Außentemperatur von maximal
35ºC.
16. Die Ausgangswerte dürfen nicht die auf dem Label angegebenen Werte
überschreiten.
17. Anforderungen an das Stromkabel
Das Kabel-Set, das an das Netzteil angeschlossen wird, muss den
Anforderungen des Landes, in dem Sie das Netzteil einsetzen, genügen,
je nachdem, ob die Netzspannung 100-120 oder 200-240V
Wechselspannung beträgt.
•
Das Kabel-Set muss für das Land, in dem es eingesetzt wird,
zugelassen sein.
•
Der Gerätestecker des Kabels muss in eine CEE22/ EN603/ IEC
320 Buchse passen.
A. Für die USA und Kanada:
•
•
Das Kabel-Set muss UL-gelistet und CSA zertifiziert sein.
Die Minimalanforderungen für das Kabel entsprechen No. 18 AWG.
B. Für Japan:
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•
Alle Teile des Kabel-Sets müssen entsprechend dem japanischen
Dentori Law mit einem “T”-Symbol markiert sein
•
Die Minimalanforderungen für das Kabel sind .75m ㎡ Leiter.
C. Für andere Länder:
•
Die Zubehörteile des Kabel-Sets müssen das Prüfsiegel derjenigen
Stelle, die in dem jeweiligen Land für die Sicherheitsprüfung
zuständig ist, tragen.
•
•
Das Kabel muss vom HAR (harmonisierten) Typ H05VV-F sein.
Das Kabel-Set muss eine Stromkapazität von mindestens 2,5
Ampere haben und Spannungen von 125 oder 250 V Wechselstrom
gestatten.
18. Bei der Benutzung Ihres Telefongerätes sollten Sie immer die
grundlegenden Sicherheitsmaßnahmen beachten, um das Risiko von
Feuer, Stromschlägen und Verletzungen zu minimieren. Zu beachten sind
u.a. folgende Punkte:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Benutzen Sie das Gerät nicht in der Nähe von Wasser, wie zum
Beispiel Badewanne, Waschbecken, Spülbecken, Waschbottich, in
feuchten Kellerräumen oder in der Nähe von Schwimmbecken.
Benutzen Sie kein Telefon (ausgenommen schnurlose Modelle)
während eines Gewitters. Es besteht das geringe Restrisiko eines
Blitzschlages.
Benutzen Sie das Telefon nicht um ein Gasleck zu melden, falls es
sich in der Nähe des Lecks befindet.
Benutzen Sie nur solch ein Stromkabel, wie in dieser Anleitung
beschrieben.
19. Benutzen Sie das Netzteil nicht in unmittelbarer Nähe zu Wasser oder
anderen Flüssigkeiten. Gießen Sie nie Flüssigkeiten über das Netzteil.
20. Achtung Laser: Laser Produkt der Klasse I. Achtung - Unsichtbarer
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Laserstrahl, vermeiden Sie Kontakt mit dem Strahl bei offenem Gehäuse.
21. Es besteht Explosionsgefahr, wenn der Akku nicht ordnungsgemäß ersetzt
wird. Ersetzen Sie den Akku nur durch einen Akku gleichen oder
äquivalenten Typs, der vom Hersteller empfohlen wird. Entsorgen Sie
Akkus entsprechend den Anweisungen des Herstellers. Entfernen Sie den
Akku auf keinen Fall bei eingeschaltetem Notebook, da hierdurch Daten
verloren gehen könnten.
Personal Inventory
This Notebook computer system is designed for years of productive and
pleasurable computing. Use this section to keep notes about details of your
purchase. Update this section when you add new options.
Date of Purchase:
Dealer’s Name:
Phone:
Address:
E-Mail Address:
WWW Site:
Serial Number:
CPU Type:
Hard Disk Capacity:
Memory Capacity:
x
Optional Equipment:
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Chapter 1
Introduction
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A few tips to help you work effectively without a lot of physical discomfort:
•
Purchase a chair with armrests and good back support. Don't slouch
when sitting; keep your back straight.
•
Try to place the LCD panel or external monitor so that there is little
glare from the sun on the monitor.
•
Walk around the room every hour.
•
Every half hour look away from the computer screen for a few minutes.
•
Place everything that you need to work within easy reach.
Welcome to the Notebook PC
Congratulations on your purchase of the Notebook PC. Your Notebook
features the latest advances in portable computing technology. The
Notebook’s modular design provides maximum expandability without
compromising portability. The high-performance CPU and enhanced IDE
hard drive provides you with extra processing power for handling complex
graphics and running large programs.
One PCMCIA slot gives you the ability to use standard PCMCIA cards,
such as a LAN adapter or memory cards.
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Getting to Know Your Computer
Opening the LCD Panel
At the front of the Notebook you will find a retaining latch on the display
panel that locks the display in closed position when the Notebook is not in
use.
1.
Slide the display panel latch to the right until the display panel releases,
and then raise the LCD screen.
2.
At any time you can tilt the display toward or away from you to a
comfortable viewing position.
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N::
To avoid damage to the display panel:
1. Try not to slam the display upon closing it.
2. Try not to place any object on top when it is closed or open.
3. Be sure the system is turned off or in suspend mode before you
close the display panel.
With the LCD screen open, you will see several features important for
operating your Notebook computer.
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Each of these features is briefly described below.
1. LCD Cover Release Latch
Slide this latch to the right to open the LCD cover.
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2. LCD Screen
Your Notebook computer is equipped with a replaceable color Liquid
Crystal Display (LCD) screen that supports up to 1024 x 768 or 1400 x
1050 x 16M LCD resolution utilizing a AGP BUS.
A built-in backlight allows you to comfortably view the screen even when
ambient lighting is low.
3. Internet Explorer Button
Use this key to open the Internet Explorer.
4. Outlook Express Button
Use this key to open Microsoft's Outlook to send/receive your mail.
5. System Status Indicator Panel
The system status indicator panel keeps you informed of the computer’s
operating status.
Indicates that the computer is accessing the hard disk drive.
Indicates that the keyboard is in Num Lock mode.
Indicates when the keyboard is in Caps Lock mode. In this
mode, the keyboard produces uppercase text when you press a
key. When you press the Caps Lock key again, the indicator
goes off and the keyboard produces lowercase text.
Indicates when the keyboard is in Scroll Lock mode. Some
applications will move information across the screen differently
when Scroll Lock is on.
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6. Power/Resume Button
Pressing this button for 1-2 seconds will turn on the system or pressing
this button when the computer is in Suspend mode will resume normal
operation. Pressing this button for 4-6 seconds will also turn off the
system.
7. TouchPad
The TouchPad is hardware-compatible with the IBM PS/2 mouse and
software-compatible with the Microsoft mouse.
8. TouchPad Buttons
The buttons below the TouchPad correspond to the left and right buttons
on a standard mouse. The PS/2 compatible mouse will work with the
Notebook PC’s TouchPad simultaneously.
9. Scroll Button
Use this button to scroll up and down the scrolling bar.
10. The Built-in Microphone
The built-in microphone is located to the left of the TouchPad.
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The Left Side
1. Ventilation Opening
Please don’t block this opening during operation of the system.
2. 1394A
A very fast external bus standard that supports data transfer rates of up to
400 Mbps (400 million bits per second).
Can be used to connect up 63 external devices, also supports isochronous
data -- delivering data at a guaranteed rate. This makes it ideal for
devices that need to transfer high levels of data in real-time, such as video
devices. Also supports both Plug-and-Play and hot plugging, and also
provides power to peripheral devices.
3. PCMCIA Socket Cover
Open this cover to access the PCMCIA socket. The computer’s PCMCIA
socket lets you extend the capabilities of your computer by inserting PC
cards.
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4. PCMCIA Socket Button
The computer has one PCMCIA type II socket
5. The LAN Port
This jack provides a standard RJ-45 connection for integration with an
existing network or a high-speed (DSL or cable) connection via a network
cable.
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E:: When using a LAN, please use an EMI Shielding Cable to
minimize an inteference when transmitting.
6. The Modem Port
This jack is an internal 56K voice/fax/data modem. You will connect your
computer to your phone line through this port.
N
NO
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E:: Always disconnect all telephone lines from the wall outlet
before servicing or disassembling this equipment. To reduce the risk of
fire use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord.
7. Microphone Jack
Allows you to receive monophonic input from an external microphone.
Use of an external microphone will disable the built-in microphone.
8. Audio Line Out Jack
You can plug an external speaker, headphone or connect the line out jack
to an audio device such as a cassette recorder to record the notebook's
audio output.
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LED Indicators
These three LED indicators
are separately program for
the following functions:
Power On, Suspend Mode
and Battery Charge.
1. Power On
This indicator will lit
when the notebook is
powered On.
2. Battery Charge
This indicator will lit green when the battery is in charging status. When
the indicator light turns off, it indicates the system is in full charge.
3. Suspend Mode
This indicator will lit when the notebook enter the suspend mode.
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The Right Side
1. The CD-ROM/DVD-ROM or DVD CD-RW Combo (Option)
Your Notebook comes with a swappable 24X (or higher) 5.25" IDE CDROM or 8X DVD-ROM.
2. DC IN Connector
Plug the AC adapter into this connector.
The Rear
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1. Ventilation Opening
Please don't block this opening during operation of the system.
2. Kensington Lock
Allows you to connect a special computer lock to secure your system.
You can purchase a lock at most computer retailers.
3. S-Video Port
Allows you to connect any S-Video ready television to your system. You
can display output simultaneously on both the LCD and the television or
toggle between the two screens.
4. Parallel Port
This port allows you to easily connect a parallel printer or plotter using this
25-pin bi-directional female port.
5. External CRT Port
This port allows you to easily connect an external VGA/SVGA display
monitor into your Notebook using the 15-pin female connector.
6. Infrared Data Port
The Infrared Data Port allows your Notebook to become truly wireless.
You can use this port to transfer large amounts of data very quickly to any
other machine (Notebook computers, printers, etc.), which is also
equipped with an IrDA-compliant IR port.
This allows you to print documents without any inconvenient cable
hookups.
7. USB Ports
Your computer includes two Universal Serial Bus (USB) port. USB is the
latest development in Plug and Play technology.
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It will eventually replace the need for separate connectors for external
keyboards, serial ports, and parallel (printer) port.
The Bottom Panel
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1. Battery
Your notebook comes equipped with a factory-installed battery pack
module. After the battery runs down, the module can be removed and
replaced with a charged battery.
2. Hard Disk Drive
Your computer includes a 2.5-inch IDE hard disk drive (9.5mm in height).
The notebook PC's BIOS automatically detects IDE drive types.
3. Battery Release Latch
Lift up this latch to release the battery from its bay.
4. Expansion Compartment
This compartment will serve as an expansion to upgrade your RAM
module.
5. MiniPCI/Wireless LAN/Modem Combo Compartment (Option)
This compartment can be used to extend the capabilities of your system by
providing a connection with various extension card.
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Chapter 2
Getting Started
Connecting to a Power Source
Connecting the AC Adapter
A universal AC adapter is
provided to supply your
computer with power and
also charge the computer’s
battery pack.
The adapter’s AC input
voltage
can
range
anywhere from 100 to 240
volts, covering the standard
voltages available in almost
every country.
The power cord for the AC
adapter requires a threehole grounded AC outlet.
To connect the computer to
an external power source:
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1.
Plug the AC adapter’s connector into the DC-IN connector on the rear of
the computer.
2.
Connect the power cord to the AC adapter and then to a wall outlet.
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N:: The best kind of AC power source to connect your
Notebook to is a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply). Lacking this,
use a power strip with a built-in surge protector. Do not use inferior
extension cords as this may result in damage to your Notebook. The
Notebook comes with its own AC adapter. Do not use a different
adapter to power the computer and other electrical devices.
Whenever possible, keep the AC adapter plugged into the Notebook and an
electrical outlet to recharge the battery.
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Never turn off or reset your Notebook while the hard disk
is in use and the HDD status icon is lit; doing so can result in loss or
destruction of your data. Always wait at least 5 seconds after turning
off your Notebook before turning it back on; turning the power on and
off in rapid succession can damage the Notebook’s electrical circuitry.
Turning On Your Notebook Computer
Turn on your Notebook by pressing the power button. Hold the button
down for a second or two and release. The Power-On Self Test (POST)
runs automatically.
After the POST is completed, the computer reads the operating system
from the hard disk drive into computer memory (this is commonly referred to
as “booting” a computer). If your OS (Operating System such as Windows
ME, Windows 2000…. etc) is installed, it should start automatically.
To turn the Notebook off, save your work and close all open applications,
click on Start, then Shut Down and select Shut down the computer and
click "Yes" or press the power button for 4-6 seconds.
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Operating on Battery Power
Your computer comes with a rechargeable battery pack that lets you
operate the computer without an external power source. When the battery
pack is fully charged, you can operate the computer for approximately 2
hours under the following conditions:
•
The battery pack initially has a full charge.
•
No peripheral devices are installed.
•
The disk/CD-ROM drives run no more than 10% of the time.
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E:: Only use batteries that are approved by an authorized dealer.
All batteries are not the same and therefore should not be treated as such.
Using the wrong battery could cause serious damage to your computer and
yourself through toxic emissions.
Inserting and Removing the Battery Pack
The battery pack should already be inserted in your Notebook computer
when you unpack it. If not inserted, follow these directions:
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1.
Turn over the notebook with the front of the unit facing you and place it on
a solid, flat surface.
2.
Angle the battery into the bay. The front edge of the battery should slide
into the grooves in the system case.
3.
Gently lower the battery into the bay and push it until it clicks securely in
the bay.
To remove the battery pack:
1.
Turn off the notebook, and disconnect the AC adapter. Close the LCD
panel and turn it over and place it on a solid, flat surface.
2.
Lift the release latch to release the battery from the bay. At this time the
battery will now be angled slightly out of the bay.
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3.
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Hold the battery at the finger grip and lift it out of the compartment.
Charging the Battery Pack
The installed battery pack charges automatically any time the computer is
connected to the AC adapter and an external power source.
It is a good idea to occasionally discharge the battery pack fully to preserve
its operating performance.
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Chapter 3
Using the Notebook
Computer
Adjusting the LCD Screen Display
The LCD screen display can be adjusted by the following key combinations.
KEYS
FUNCTIONS
[Fn] + [F7] Decreases the brightness level.
[Fn] + [F8] Increases the brightness level.
[Fn] +
[F10]
Use this key combination to expand your video screen or reset to
its original size.
[Fn] +
[F12]
This key combination toggles the display between the LCD, CRT,
simultaneous LCD/CRT, TV, simultaneous CRT/TV.
LCD Care
LCD screens are delicate devices that need careful handling. Please pay
attention to the following precautions:
•
When you are not using the computer, keep the LCD screen closed to
protect it from dust.
•
If you need to clean your LCD screen, use a soft tissue to gently wipe
the LCD surface.
•
Do not put your fingers or sharp objects directly on the surface and
never spray cleaner directly onto the display.
•
Do not press on, or store any objects on the cover when it is closed.
Doing so may cause the LCD to break.
External CRT Display
You can hook up an external monitor through the 15-pin CRT connector.
Three configurations are available:
•
LCD only
•
CRT only
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•
Simultaneous display of the LCD screen and CRT monitor
•
TV only
•
Simultaneous display of the TV screen and CRT monitor
You can switch between these display configurations by pressing the key
combination [Fn] + [F12]. For information on connecting an external
display, please refer to Chapter Four.
A Tour of the Notebook’s Keyboard
The Notebook’s keyboard uses a standard QWERTY layout with the
addition of special function keys and an embedded numeric keypad for
number intensive data entry. Your keyboard supports Windows by
incorporating the two Windows specific keys. With the two Windows keys
you will be able to access and take advantage of many of the timesaving
features of Windows software.
The function keys (F1-F12) on the top row of the keyboard, serve different
purposes and carry out different tasks depending on the application you are
running.
The cursor (arrow) keys (which are all located in the lower right corner of
your keyboard) and the [PgUp], [PgDn], [Home] and [End] keys (which are
located along the right edge of the keyboard) allow you to move the active
cursor of the computer to various locations on the screen or within the
document.
The embedded numeric keypad consists of 15 keys that make number
intensive input more convenient. Like the [Num Lock] key, these keys are
labeled in blue on the keycaps. Numeric assignments are located at the
upper right of each key.
When the numeric keypad is engaged, the NumLock icon will appear in the
System Window. The keypad is activated by pressing the [Fn] + [NumLk]
key. If an external keyboard is connected, pressing the NumLock key on
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either the Notebook or external keyboard will enable/disable NumLock of
both keyboards in unison.
To disable the Notebook numeric keypad while keeping the keypad on an
external keyboard activated, use the [Fn] + [NumLk] hot key on the
Notebook keyboard.
The Notebook’s Hot Key Controls
KEYS
FUNCTION(S)
Power Button
Press this button once to power on or enter the
suspend/resume mode.
Press this button for more than 4 seconds to power off
the system.
Internet Button
Open Internet WWW Home short-cut key
Email Button
Open Email Reader short-cut key
[Fn] + [F2]
This key combination turns on/off the volume.
[Fn] + [F3]
Decreases the speaker volume.
[Fn] + [F4]
Increases the speaker volume.
[Fn] + [F7]
Decreases the brightness level.
[Fn] + [F8]
Increases the brightness level.
[Fn] + [F10]
Use this key combination to expand your video screen or
reset to its original size.
[Fn] + [F12]
This key combination toggles the display between the
LCD, CRT, simultaneous LCD/CRT, TV, simultaneous
CRT/TV.
The TouchPad
The touchpad is a rectangular electronic panel located just below your
keyboard. You can use the static-sensitive panel of the touchpad and slit it
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to move the cursor. You can use the buttons below the touchpad as left
and right mouse buttons.
TouchPad Precautions
The TouchPad is a pressure sensitive device.
following precautions.
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Please take note of the
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Make sure the TouchPad does not come into contact with dirt, liquids or
grease.
•
Do not touch the TouchPad if your fingers are dirty.
•
Do not rest heavy objects on the TouchPad or the TouchPad buttons.
You can use the TouchPad with Microsoft Windows as well as nonWindows applications.
Connecting an External Tracking Devices
The system will only enables you to use one tracking device whether it is an
internal or external tracking device.
Data Storage and Retrieval
Data storage and retrieval are two of the most fundamental tasks you will
perform when working with your computer. The Notebook is equipped with
a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD is removable allowing for easy upgrades.
The CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/Combo
Features of the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/Combo Module
The features of the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/Combo drive are listed below.
•
The Audio Play feature allows you to play music CDs
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Front panel load/unload button
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Supports CD-DA, CD-ROM mode 1 and mode 2, Multi-Session Photo
CD™, CD-I/Video CD (pcs.)
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Low power consumption
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12.7mm height
Precautions for Handling CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/Combo
Discs
•
Always hold the disc by the edges, avoid touching the surface.
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Use a clean, dry, cloth to remove dust, smudges, or fingerprints. Wipe
from the center outward.
•
Do not write or place objects on the surface of the disc.
•
Store discs in a cool dry place not to damage the disc.
•
Do not use benzene, thinners, or cleaners with detergent. Only use
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM cleaning kits.
•
Do not bend or drop the discs.
Loading a Disc
To play a CD disc, follow the instructions listed below.
1.
Push the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/Combo eject button on the CD drive door.
Gently pull the tray all the way out.
2.
Carefully lift the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/Combo by the edges and make sure
the shiny surface is face down (the side with no writing on it). Carefully
insert the CD-ROM onto the tray. Push the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM down
gently so that it snaps onto the center ring.
3.
Push the tray back into the drive.
To remove a disk, do the following:
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1.
Check the LED display and make sure that the computer is not accessing
the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.
2.
Push the eject button and pull the tray all the way out.
3.
Carefully pick up the CD disk by the edges and – while pressing down on
the center ring – remove the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/Combo from the tray.
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experience difficulty when ejecting the CD disk tray, stretch a paper clip
(or use a pin or a thin metal rod) and insert it into the emergency eject
hole located on the right side of the front panel. The CD disk tray should
eject immediately. This procedure can also be used to remove a CD from
the drive when the Notebook is powered off.
PCMCIA Cards and Expansion Sockets
The Notebook features one PCMCIA expansion socket design to interface
with one Type II card.
Inserting a PCMCIA Card
The computer will emit a medium tone followed by a high tone when a PC
card is inserted. When you eject a card, the computer will emit a high tone
followed by a medium tone. You can insert and remove a PC card whether
the computer is turned On or Off.
Follow these instructions to insert a PCMCIA card:
1.
Hold the PCMCIA card with the arrow side up and the connector side
toward the socket.
2.
Align the card connectors with the socket and carefully slide into the
socket until it locks into place. The system will beep once to indicate that
it has detected the PC card.
To remove a PC card push the eject button, the button will pop out, push
the button again to eject the PCMCIA.
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E:: When inserting a Type II PC card, make sure the connector is
inserted in the socket. Before ejecting a PC card, ensure that it is not
being accessed by the System.
For example, if the message “Write protect error writing Drive x” is
displayed, the user has to change the write protect switch setting on the
memory card. To change the switch setting, (a) eject the card, (b) change
the switch setting, and (c) re-insert the card.
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cord.
Power Saving Modes
This section contains information on the Notebook’s power system,
including the AC Adapter, the battery system, recharging the battery, and
tips for conserving battery power.
The power system is comprised of two parts, the AC Adapter and the
battery system. The AC Adapter converts AC power from a wall outlet to
the DC power required by the computer.
The Battery Power System
A fully charged pack will provide approximately 2 hours of battery life
depending on your system configuration application it runs.
Before using the computer on battery power for the first time, check the
battery status icon on the Windows Toolbar to make sure the battery is fully
charged.
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See Battery Status later in this section for a description and explanation of
the Windows Battery icon. Charging the battery takes about 3 hours to
charge when the system is in off state. If possible, always charge the
battery completely.
Removing the Battery Pack
To remove the battery pack from its compartment, please refer to Chapter
Two, Inserting and Removing the Battery Pack.
Preparing the Battery Pack for Use
Before using the battery pack for the first time, the Smart Battery IC within
the battery pack should be calibrated in order to get accurate reporting of
remaining battery life status.
To calibrate the battery pack follows the instructions below:
1.
Insert the battery into the battery compartment and turn on the Notebook.
If the battery is completely without power go to the next step.
Otherwise, let the battery run down until the battery low-low warning beeps
are heard.
The system will automatically enter Suspend mode.
2.
Turn the Notebook off. Connect the AC adapter and let the battery fully
recharge. When the battery charge indicator turns off, the battery is fully
charged.
3.
Turn On the notebook, let the battery run down until the battery is in lowlow state and you hear a warning beeps. The system will automatically
enter the Suspend mode. You can now connect the AC adapter.
4.
The battery pack is now calibrated properly.
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In general, using the battery until the low-low battery-warning indicator
appears and fully recharges the battery each time (full discharge/charge
cycle) will ensure the accurate reporting of the battery gauge status.
Automatic Battery Pack Charging Function
You can automatically charge the battery pack by using the AC Adapter.
The charge time is about three hours when the Notebook power is turned
off. The following table summarizes the charging modes:
Charge Mode
Charge Time
Fast
3 hours with the system off or in Suspend mode. The
temperature must be 25°C or below room temperature.
Pre-Charge
A pre-charge is supplied to the Li-Ion battery pack.
Battery Status
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP has an applet in the Control Panel that will
display an icon in the Windows taskbar indicating when the Notebook is
running on battery power or is attached to the AC adapter.
This applet also displays a meter that indicates how much charge is
remaining in the battery.
Battery Low Warning
When the pack initially reaches the “Battery Low” state approximately 10 ~
15 minutes of the usable battery life is left.
You will hear an audible beep signal every 1.5 seconds alerting you to the
“Battery Low” status. When the battery power reaches the “Battery Low
Low” status the beeping sound will accelerate.
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Your battery now has 1 ~ 2 minutes of battery charge remaining. You must
save your data or connect AC power immediately; otherwise, you may lose
your data.
Sound
Meaning
Continuous beeping
every 1.5 seconds
Battery Low: Indicates that there is 7 to 10
minutes charge remaining.
Beeping accelerates
Battery Low Low: Indicates that there is 1 to 2
minutes of battery charge remaining. Save your
work and turn off the Notebook, or connect the
AC adapter.
When there is only one minute of battery charge remaining, the Notebook
will suspend to the HDD and power off. You should connect AC power and
resume to save your work.
Small Battery for the Real Time Clock
There is a small built-in battery pack that supplies power to the system in
order to maintain certain system information while the power is off. If the
Notebook is left without a power source for long period of time, this battery
will be exhausted and system information will be lost.
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Resetting the System
After installing a software application package, you may be prompted to
reset the system to load the changed operating environment. To reset the
system, or “reboot,” press the [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Delete] keys simultaneously.
This is known as “warm boot.” This key combination acts as “software”
reset switch when you encounter hardware or software problems, which
lock up the Notebook.
If this key combination does not shut down the Notebook, you can reset the
Notebook by using the Notebook’s power button. Should the Notebook lock
up for some reason, pressing this button powers the Notebook off.
Adjusting the Brightness
To adjust the brightness on the LCD screen, press and hold down the [Fn]
key in the lower left hand corner of the keyboard and press the [F7] key to
reduce the brightness or [F8] to increase the brightness.
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Chapter 4
Desktop Operation
Your notebook is capable of providing you with efficient and productive
mobile computing, it also has the speed and capacity to service as a
desktop system.
This chapter discusses those functions of your notebook that are typical of
desktop systems.
Audio
The Multimedia Sound System
The Notebook’s built-in audio capabilities allow you to take advantage of a
wide range of education and entertainment multimedia software. The
Notebook is equipped with two internal stereo speakers, a microphone, and
input audio ports for external audio units.
An external microphone can be connected to the microphone jack. External
speakers or headphones can be connected to the Notebook’s audio-out
jack.
External audio devices can be connected to the Line in jack. All audio
features are software controlled. The Notebook’s multimedia sound system
includes the following features:
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Supports Windows Sound System compatibility
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Full Duplex operation
•
Dynamic filtering reduces noise and distortion rate
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16-bit digitized audio playback
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A built-in microphone for convenient recording
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Two built-in stereo speakers
•
Digitized audio recording through the Notebook’s built-in microphone or
any external source
Audio Volume Control
The Notebook is equipped with hot-key volume controls: Pressing the [Fn]
+ [F3] hot-key combination decreases the audio output volume, press the
[Fn] + [F4] hot-key combination increases the audio output volume.
Audio Software
Your notebook comes equipped with an integrated sound system capable of
providing you with quality audio sound through the built-in speakers or
through external speakers connected via the system ports.
Sound Recording
Your system allows you to record sounds and store them as files using the
microphone via the microphone jack on the rear of the notebook computer.
Check the Windows Help and Support Center in Windows for information on
using the various elements in sound recording.
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E:: For a high-quality sound, click on the "Volume Control" at the
lower right end of your screen. From the Volume Control windows, click
on the "Advanced" tab, click and select the "Microphone Boost" item.
Playing Sound Files
Your notebook can play audio files stored in MIDI, WAVE or MP3 file format.
Check the Help and Support Center in Windows for information on the
functions of the Media Player.
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External Speakers and Microphone
The sound system is capable in providing high-quality sound to external
speakers and receiving and processing sounds from an external
microphone or external sound source.
Connecting Peripheral Devices
To expand your computing capabilities, you can add a variety of external
devices to your computer. You may, for example, want to add a mouse,
modem, or a printer.
The computer is equipped with several interface ports, including an
enhanced parallel (printer) port, a serial port, and USB ports. These are
provided as a means of connecting peripheral devices to the computer.
Connect peripheral devices to the computer's interface ports as shown
below:
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Chapter 5
Running BIOS
Setup
Introduction
The BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) Setup program is a menu driven
utility that enables you to make changes to the system configuration and
tailor your system to reflect installed hardware or alter system performance.
When the Notebook is turned back on, the system is configured with the
values stored in CMOS. With easy-to-use menus, you can configure such
items as:
•
Hard drives and peripherals
•
Bootup Drive Sequence
•
Password protection
The settings made in the BIOS Setup program intimately affect how the
Notebook performs.
Navigating through BIOS Setup
The Setup program has been designed to make it as easy to use as
possible. If you accidentally make a setting and don’t know which one to
switch back to, the Setup program has a hot key that allows you to return to
the previous value.
Accessing the BIOS Setup Program
To access the BIOS Setup program, press the DEL key after the Notebook
has run through its POST.
Item Specific Help
On the right side of the Setup screen is an area labeled Item Specific Help.
This area will list navigation key shortcuts and information that is specific
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for the item that you are currently editing.
The Menu Bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
Main - Use this menu to make changes to the basic system configuration.
Advanced - Use this menu to enable and make changes to the advanced
features available on your system, such as enabling the FIR module.
Security - Use this menu to set a password. The password allows bootup
and controls access to the BIOS setup menu.
Boot - Use this menu to configure the default system device used to locate
and load the Operating System and for booting up the Notebook.
Exit - Use this menu to exit the current menu or specify how to exit the
Setup program.
To access the menu bar items, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
The Legend Bar
At the bottom of the Setup screen you will notice a legend bar. The keys in
the legend bar allow you to navigate through the various setup menus.
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The following table lists the keys found in the legend bar with their corresponding
alternates and functions.
Legend Key
Alternate Key
Function
F1
Alt + H
Displays the General Help window. It can be enabled
from anywhere in the BIOS.
Esc
Alt + X
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the Main menu
from a submenu.
←
Selects the menu item to the left.
→
Selects the menu item to the right.
↑ or ↓
Keypad
arrow keys
Moves the cursor up and down between fields.
Tab
Enter
Moves the cursor to the next position available in the
field.
Minus key ()
F5
Scrolls backward through the values for the
highlighted field.
Plus key (+)
F6, Space
Scrolls forward through the values for the highlighted
field.
Home
PgUp
Moves the cursor to the field at the top of the window.
End
PgDn
Moves the cursor to the field at the bottom of the
window.
F9
Sets the parameters for the current menu to their
default values.
F10
Save and Exit.
Enter
Will select a sub menu or show a range of options for
a field.
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Launching Submenus
Note that a right pointer symbol X appears to the left of certain fields. This
pointer indicates that a submenu can be launched from this field. A
submenu contains additional options for a field parameter.
To call up a submenu, simply move the cursor to highlight the field and
press the [Enter] key. Use the [Esc] key to return to the Main menu.
General Help
In addition to the Item Specific Help window, the BIOS Setup program also
provides a General Help screen can be called up from any menu by simply
pressing [F1] or the [Alt] + [H] combination.
Use the [PgUp] and [PgDn] keys or the up and down arrow keys (↑↓) to
scroll through the entire help document. Press the Home key to display
the first page, press End to go to the last page. To exit the help window,
press the [Enter] or the [Esc] key.
Save Changes and Exit the Setup Program
Refer to the Exit menu section of this chapter for detailed information on
saving changes and exiting the setup program.
The Main Menu
When the Setup program is accessed, the following screen appears:
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System Time
Sets your system to the time that you specify. The format is hour, minute,
second. Use the [Tab] or [Shift] + [Tab] keys to move between the hour,
minute, and second fields.
System Date
Sets your system to the date that you specify (usually the current date). The
format is month, day, year. Use the [Tab] or [Shift] + [Tab] keys to move
between the month, day, and year fields.
Primary Master
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This field is used to configure the IDE Hard Disk installed in the system. To
configure a hard disk drive, move the cursor to highlight the IDE Adapter 0
Master field:
Pressing the [Enter] key at this point will reveal the Primary Master
submenu:
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E:: Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have the
configuration information supplied by the manufacturer of your hard drive.
Incorrect settings can result in your system not recognizing the installed hard disk.
Secondary IDE Master
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The Advanced Menu
Selecting Advanced from the menu bar displays the Advanced menu:
SuperIO Configuration
Use this setting to configure your SuperIO Chipset.
Quick Boot
Allows BIOS to skip certain test while booting. This will decrease the time
needed to boot the system
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The configurations are: Disabled or Enabled (default value)
Quiet Boot
Disabled: Displays normal POST messages. Enabled: Displays OEM Logo
instead of POST messages.
The configurations are: Disabled (default value) or Enabled
PS/2 Mouse Support
Use this setting to select support for PS/2 mouse.
The configurations are: Disabled or Enabled (default value)
Legacy USB Support
Enables support for legacy USB. Auto legacy support if no USB devices are
connected.
The configurations are: Disabled, Enabled (default value) or
Auto
Lid Switch Control
LCD backlight will be turn off when activated otherwise no action.
The configurations are: Disabled or Enabled (default value)
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The Security Menu
The Notebook’s advanced system of security allows you to set a password
to prevent unauthorized access to system resources, data, and the BIOS
Setup Program.
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The Boot Menu
The Boot menu allows the user to specify the order in which the Notebook
is to check for a device to boot the system. You can also configure the way
that the system will boot up.
To make changes, select Boot from the menu bar. The following screen
appears:
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The Exit Menu
Once you have made all of your selections from the various menus in the
Setup program, you should save your changes and exit Setup. Select Exit
from the menu bar to display the following menu:
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Chapter 6
The Software
Utilities Disks
AutoRun Installation
Follow the step-by-step procedures on the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM to execute
the “AutoRun” application by selecting the topic of “Driver Installation”.
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2000, please perform the following procedures:
Click on the “Start” – “Setting” – “Control Panel” – “System” –
“Advanced” tab – “Performance” tab – “Change” tab – reduce the
maximum Virtual Memory setting to 200MB.
Installing the AGP Driver for Win2K/XP
To install the AGP driver you must first remove the currently installed driver.
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1.
Insert the CD-ROM Driver into your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.
2.
Click “Start” and Select “Run”.
3.
Type the following: D:\Driver\AGP\setup.exe (If D is not your CDROM/DVD-ROM drive, substitute D with the correct drive letter).
4.
Click on “setup” to begin the Installation Wizard.
5.
Follow the Wizard’s on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
6.
Restart the system.
Installing VGA Display Drivers for Win2K/XP
This section describes the operation and installation of VGA display
software drivers supplied on the Driver Utility CD-ROM that is shipped with
your computer.
1.
Insert the CD-ROM Driver into your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.
2.
Click “Start” and Select “Run”.
3.
Type the following: D:\Driver\VGA\Setup.exe (If D is not your CDROM/DVD-ROM drive, substitute D with the correct drive letter).
4.
Click on “Setup” to begin the Installation Wizard.
5.
Follow the Wizard’s on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
6.
Restart the system.
Intalling the Audio Driver for Win2K/XP
To install the audio driver you must first remove the currently installed
driver.
1.
Insert the CD-ROM Driver into your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.
2.
Click “Start” and Select “Run”.
3.
Type the following: D:\Driver\Audio\Setup.exe (If D is not your CDROM/DVD-ROM drive, substitute D with the correct drive letter).
4.
Click on “Setup” to begin the Installation Wizard.
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5.
Follow the Wizard’s on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
6.
Restart the system.
Intalling the IR Driver for Win2K/XP
To install the audio driver you must first remove the currently installed
driver.
1.
Insert the CD-ROM Driver into your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.
2.
Click “Start” and Select “Run”.
3.
Type the following: D:\Driver\IR\Setup.exe (If D is not your CD-ROM/DVDROM drive, substitute D with the correct drive letter).
4.
Click on “Setup” to begin the Installation Wizard.
5.
Follow the Wizard’s on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
6.
Restart the system.
Intalling the LAN Driver for Win2K/XP
To install the LAN driver you must first remove the currently installed driver.
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1.
Insert the CD-ROM Driver into your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.
2.
Click “Start” and Select “Run”.
3.
Type the following: D:\Driver\LAN\Setup.exe (If D is not your CDROM/DVD-ROM drive, substitute D with the correct drive letter).
4.
Click on “Setup” to begin the Installation Wizard.
5.
Follow the Wizard’s on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
6.
Restart the system.
Installing the TouchPad Driver for Win2K/XP
To install the touchpad driver you must first remove the currently installed
driver.
1.
Insert the CD-ROM Driver into your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.
2.
Click “Start” and Select “Run”.
3.
Type the following:
D:\Driver\Touchpad\Win2K&XP\Setup.exe (If D is not your CD-ROM/DVDROM drive, substitute D with the correct drive letter).
4.
Click on “Setup” to begin the Installation Wizard.
5.
Follow the Wizard’s on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
6.
Restart the system.
Installing the MiniPCI Modem Driver for Win2K/XP
Please follow these instructions to install the Modem driver:
1.
Insert the CD-ROM Driver into your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.
2.
Click “Start” and Select “Run”.
3.
Type the following:
D:\Driver\MiniPCI\PREWELL\Modem\Win2KXP\Setup.exe or (If D is not
your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive, substitute D with the correct drive letter).
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4.
Click on “Setup” to begin the Installation Wizard.
5.
Follow the Wizard’s on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
6.
Restart the system.
Installing the MiniPCI Combo Card Driver for
Win2K/XP
Please follow these instructions to install the Modem driver:
1.
Insert the CD-ROM Driver into your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.
2.
Click “Start” and Select “Run”.
3.
Type the following:
D:\Driver\MiniPCI\Actiontec\Modem\Win2KXP\Setup.exe (If D is not your
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive, substitute D with the correct drive letter).
4.
Click on “Setup” to begin the Installation Wizard.
5.
Follow the Wizard’s on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
6.
Restart the system.
Please follow these instructions to install the Wireless LAN driver:
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1.
From Start, click on the "My Computer" icon and click the "View System
Information".
2.
Click on the "Hardware" tab from the "System Properties" dialog window.
3.
Click the "Device Manager" button.
4.
Double click on the "Other Devices" , double click the " Network Controller
" and click on the "Driver" tab.
5.
Click the "Update Driver" tab and select the "Install from a list or specific
location (Advanced)" item and click "Next".
6.
Select the "Include this location in the search" item and click on the
"Browse" button and specify for the designate location of your CD driver
D:\Driver\MiniPCI\Actiontec\LAN\WinXP or
D:\Driver\MiniPCI\Actiontec\LAN\Win2K to proceed with the installation.
VGA Utilities
After you have restarted Windows, open the “Control Panel” and double
click on the “Display” icon. From the “Display Properties” window, select
the “Settings” tab and click on the “Advanced” tab to enter the “Default
Monitor and MOBILITY RADEON 9000 Properties" window.
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You will notice three new entries have been made in the Display Properties
window: ATI Displays, ATI color, ATI OpenGL, ATI Direct 3D, ATI Overlay
and ATI Options.
ATI Display
With ATI Display, you can connect up to three displays simultaneously to
the notebook. You can watch a DVD movie on an external television while
checking email on your notebook screen - or surf the web on a CRT monitor
while working on a presentation on a digital flat panel. The option is yours
with these features.
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ATI Color
You can adjust the right resolution for your screen display.
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ATI OpenGL
Play the latest and greatest OpenGL based games as well as CAD/Design
programs.
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ATI Direct 3D
An API for manipulating and displaying 3-dimensional objects.
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ATI Options
Display all the items concerning the ATI related function.
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ATI Overlay
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Chapter 7
Troubleshooting
This chapter describes locating and solving problems that you may
encounter while using your computer.
Locating a Problem
Problems with your computer can be caused by something as minor as an
unplugged power cord – or as major as a damaged hard disk. The
information in this chapter is designed to help you find and solve minor
problems. If you try all the suggested solutions and you still have a problem,
make a list of what steps you have taken to correct the problem and contact
your dealer.
Successful troubleshooting is the result of careful observation, deductive
reasoning, and an organized approach to solving the problem.
The problems that you will encounter can be divided into two basic
categories: hardware problems and software problems. Hardware problems
can be further divided into electrical and mechanical problems. You will
know you have a hardware problem if the screen is dark, the computer
cannot read the disk drives, or you get an error message during the PowerOn Self Test (POST).
Software errors can occur at several levels. The ROM BIOS and the
operating system can give you a large number of error messages. On top
of this, each application software package has its own set of error
messages. It is important to determine whether the software error message
you are getting is from the application or the operating system. Once you
know this, you can look in the respective manual for a solution to the
problem.
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Checking Cables and Connections
Start by performing a careful visual inspection of the exterior of the
computer. If no LEDs are illuminated, make sure that your computer and its
peripherals are getting power and communicating with each other properly.
To check the power cables, and connections:
1.
If you have been using battery power, connect the Notebook to an external
power source and make sure that the battery has a charge.
2.
If you are using the Notebook with the AC adapter, check the power outlet,
the power cord, and any power switches that may affect your computer.
3.
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Check the wall outlet or power strip with an item that you know is
functioning properly. A lamp or radio is a convenient item for
checking the power. You may also need to check the fuses and
breakers in your electric box.
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If the outlet is controlled by a wall switch, make sure that the switch
is on.
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If the outlet is controlled by a dimmer switch, use a different outlet.
If your computer is plugged into a power strip with an On/Off switch,
make sure the switch is on.
With the computer’s power switched off, check all cable connections. If the
computer is connected to any peripheral devices, look for loose or
disconnected cables.
If the computer is too close to a wall, a cable connection may be loose or
the cables may be crimped.
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manufacturer recommended cables) even if they look exactly alike. The
wiring inside the cable may be different.
4.
When you are certain that you have power available and all connections
are good, turn the computer on again. If the computer still does not start,
you may have a hardware problem.
The Power-On Self Test
The Power-On Self Test (POST) runs every time you turn on or reset the
Notebook. The POST checks memory, the main system board, the display,
the keyboard, the disk drives, and other installed options.
A few seconds after you turn on your computer, a copyright message
appears on your display screen. A memory test message appears next; as
the test continues, memory size increases until all installed memory is
tested. Normally, the only test routine visible on the screen will be the
memory test.
Two classifications of malfunctions can be detected during the POST:
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Error messages that indicate a failure with either the hardware, the
software, or the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). These critical
malfunctions prevent the computer from operating at all or could cause
incorrect and apparent results. An example of a critical error is
microprocessor malfunction.
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Messages that furnish important information on the power-on and boot
processes (such as memory status). These non-critical malfunctions are
those that cause incorrect results that may not be readily apparent. An
example of a non-critical error would be a memory chip failure.
In general, if the POST detects a system board failure (a critical error), the
computer halts and generates a series of beeps. If failure is detected in an
area other than the system board (such as the display, keyboard, or an
adapter card) an error message is displayed on the screen and testing is
stopped. It is important to remember that the POST does not test all areas
of the computer, only those that allow it to be operational enough to run
diagnostic programs.
If your system does not successfully complete the POST, but displays a
blank screen, emits a series of beeps, or displays an error code, consult
your dealer.
General Hardware Problems
A few common hardware problems and suggested solutions are presented
in the table below:
Problem:
Failure in the installation of the Audio driver.
Solution:
Be sure to first remove the current audio device from your system.
Please follow the instruction on the installation of audio driver.
Problem:
The display screen is dark
Solution:
Make sure that the computer is not in Suspend mode. Check the
Brightness controls for the screen. If the controls are turned too
far down, the screen will be dark.
Problem:
An incorrect date and time are displayed.
Solution:
Correct the date and time using the DOS DATE and TIME
commands or the options in the Setup Utility. If the date and time
become incorrect after a short time, your CMOS battery may be
depleted. Contact your dealer to change the battery.
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Problem:
The message: “Invalid system disk, Replace the disk, and
then press any key” appears during boot.
Solution:
Check and make sure that you do not have a non-bootable floppy
diskette inserted in your floppy drive. If your USB FDD is empty,
you may not have an operating system installed on your drive.
Contact technical support for assistance.
Problem:
You hear irregular beeps during operation of the Notebook
and the system halts.
Solution:
The problem is beyond the scope of this manual. Contact
technical support.
Problem:
An unidentified message is displayed.
Solution:
Reboot the computer and run the BIOS system setup. Confirm
the Setup parameters. If the same message is displayed after
booting up again, contact technical support for assistance.
Problem:
The system cannot access the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.
Solution:
Check that a CD is properly inserted in the drive. Make sure that
you are using the correct program for that kind of CD. For
example, the system cannot read a data CD using an audio
program.
Problem:
You cannot operate the printer.
Solution:
Check the printer cable connection. Ensure that the printer power
switch is turned on. Confirm that the printer is on-line.
Problem:
You can’t save data to disk.
Solution:
Ensure that the disk has been formatted.
Consult your operating system manual for information on
formatting floppy diskettes.
Problem:
The diskette is write-protected.
Solution:
Eject the diskette, remove the write protection, and try again.
Problem:
T h e d i s k e tte i f fu l l .
Solution:
Try using another diskette or free up some space on the diskette.
The disk drive is not operating. Contact your dealer for support.
Problem:
You cannot use the mouse.
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Check the cable connection.
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If possible, check the mouse with another computer to see if it works.
If it doesn’t operate on a different system, the mouse might be
broken.
Check the mouse with another application to see if there is a
software incompatibility problem.
Contacting Your Dealer
If you still have a problem after reading the preceding sections, the next
step is to contact your dealer. Your dealer can determine if the problem is
something that requires the computer to be taken to the shop. Before you
call your dealer, however, prepare the following information:
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How is your computer configured? Your dealer needs to know what
peripheral devices you are using.
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What messages, if any, are on the screen?
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What software were you running at the time?
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What have you done already to try to solve the problem? If you have
overlooked a step, your dealer may be able to solve the problem over
the phone.
Chapter 8
Upgrading your
System
Upgrading your Memory
Refer to the following instructions and illustration for information on
upgrading your notebook's memory.
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1.
Turn off the computer and disconnect the AC adapter and all peripherals.
2.
Turn the notebook over so that the rear ports are facing you and locate the
memory module compartment.
3.
Remove the screws that secure the RAM module compartment cover and
set it aside in a safe place.
4.
Remove the compartment cover and then angling it up and out.
5.
If you need to install a higher capacity module, gently push the edge clips
on both sides to release the module. Angle the card slightly upward and
gently slide it from its edge connector slot. Store the card in the anti-static
bag that contains your new module(s).
6.
To install the new memory card, hold the card with its gold edge connector
toward the edge connector slot of the compartment. To help you orient
the cards, the edge connector has been made with two unequal-length
sections. You will only be able to insert the card in one direction.
7.
Insert the edge connector into the slot. The gold edge connector of the
card should not be visible when the card is fully inserted.
8.
Press the card downward where you should hear an audible click as the
latches of the connector secure the card in place.
9.
Once the module is properly seated, you can replace the cover on this
compartment.
10. Replace and tighten the screw.
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The Easy to Upgrade HDD Module
The hard drive in your notebook computer is made to be easily swapped
out for upgrading. You should back up your hard drive before attempting o
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1.
Power down the system completely. Turn the system over with the front of
the unit facing you.
2.
Remove the three screws that secure the compartment cover and set
them in a safe place.
3.
Slide the HDD cover away from the compartment.
4.
The drive is attached to a special bracket that secures it to the notebook
computer. There are 4 screws hold the bracket. Remove the screws and
set them in a safe place.
5.
Push the HDD slightly in the direction of the arrow as shown in the
illustration to release it from the pins of the drive.
6.
Gently hold the grip of the HDD, lift it up to release from its compartment.
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7.
To install the new HDD, you will need to align the tabs on the drive bracket
with the slots on the bay. Press down gently on the drive bracket until it
engages with the system. Do not force the drive into place this can bend
the pins on the hard drive.
8.
Slide the compartment cover into place and be sure the screw holes on
the cover align completely with the screw holes in the case.
9.
Secure the cover with the three screws.
Upgrading your System CPU
Refer to the following instructions and illustration for information on
upgrading your notebook's CPU
1.
Turn off the computer and disconnect the AC adapter and all peripherals.
From the rear side of your notebook, use your index finger to lift up the
hinge cover attached to the LCD screen.
2.
Bend your LCD screen into 90 degree angle then carefully lift up the hinge
cover.
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3.
Remove the screen that is attached to the keyboard in order to remove the
heatsink on top of the CPU.
4.
Remove all the screws attached to the heatsink.
5.
Before removing the screws, there are certain measures to followed in
removing the heatsink
6.
To remove the heatsink, first loosen the screw carefully.
7.
After loosening one screw, be certain that the next to be loosen should be
the screw on its adjacent side as shown on the illustration.
Be sure to loosen all the screws first before removing it
totally to release the heatsink. Failure to do so will cause a
major damage to the heatsink.
8.
Now you can totally remove all the screws also in that order when you first
loosen the screw.
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Appendix
A
Specification
Detailed Notebook Specifications
General
CPU
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Intel Mobile Banias uFC-PGA2 1.3GHZ~1.7GHz CPU, 1MB L2 cache
on die, CPU front-side bus up to 400MHz
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478 pin uFC-PGA2 478 socket
Memory
Main Memory
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2 expandable memory slot up to 2GB,1GB per DIMM Max. with
512Mb technology
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128/ 256/ 512 MB memory options
Two 200 pin SO DIMM type memory slots
2.5V TSOP/CSP/WBGA DDR DRAM
Supports DDR266/333 Synchronous DRAM
ROM
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4MB Flash ROM
Boot block protection
Core Logic
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North bridge Intel Odem, South bridge Intel ICH4-M
4X AGP bus interface
Supports host bus at 100 MHz
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AGP v2.0 compliant
3.3V PCI version 2.2 compliance
ACPI v2.0
USB 2.0 compatible
Mass Storage
HDD
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Support Enhanced IDE (PIO mode 4) and bus master (Ultra DMA
33/66/100 mode)
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Easily upgradable 2.5” 9.5mm HDD
Module Bay
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Supports CD-ROM/ DVD-ROM/ Combo Drive; 5.25” 12.7mm height
Fast IDE and ATAPI interface CD-ROM/ DVD-ROM/ Combo Drive
Pointing Devices
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Synaptics TouchPad
Support four way scrolling feature
Keyboard
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US/Europe, DOS/V keyboard for Japan, full size keyboard alike pitch
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300 mm keyboard with key stroke 3.0mm
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Twelve function keys and Windows Function key
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Internal keyboard works a standard 101/102 desktop keyboard
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2 short-cut keys: WWW & eMail
Audio
Controller
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Built-in Intel ICH 4-M chipset
Codec
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Realtek ALC202A
Features
Dual full-duplex Direct Sound Channels
Hardware SoundBlaster Pro for real-mode DOS legacy compatibility
18-bit ADC & DAC resolution
Support S/PDIF out
AC’97 2.2 & PC2001 compliant
I/O Ports
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One parallel port supported EPP/ECP (25-pin female D-connector)
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One S-video TV out port for TV
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One DC input port for External AC adapter (2-pin DC jack)
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One Type II PCMCIA card socket
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One video port for external analog VGA monitor (15-pin female Dconnector)
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USB 2.0 port x 2
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MIC-in, headphone jack w/ adaptor for 5.1 channel SP/DIP support
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RJ-11 jack for Fax/Modem
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RJ-45 jack for LAN
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IEEE 1394 mini-jack
Graphics and Video
Controller
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ATI M9CSP32/64.
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Features
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High performance 3D graphics engine (floating triangle setup/
rendering)
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Accelerated Graphic Port (AGP) 2.0 interface, 4X
Graphic Memory
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Integrate Video memory up to 32/64MB
LCD Display
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Supports 15.0" TFT SXGA+/ 15.0" TFT XGA
Models: 15.0” SXGA+ TFT --15.0" XGA TFT --14.1” XGA+ TFT --
AU : B150PN01
Hannstar :HSD150PX11-B
Hydis: HT15X31-100
AU : UB141X 03
QDI : QD141X1LH03
Electrical
AC Adapter
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External universal type AC adapter, output maximum 65W
Smart Battery
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8 x 103450 Li-Ion battery pack @53W
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User interchangeable
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Removable and rechargeable
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Charge modes - 3.5 hours to full charge when system is off or in
suspend mode
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More than 2.0 hours of battery life time under Ziff-Davis Inc.
BatteryMark 3.0 Test with Intel 478 pin Northwood 2.0GHz CPU and
14.0" TFT LCD installed at 25°C
Dimensions
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326.0 mm (W) x 258.0 mm (D) x 25/32mm(H)
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12.83" (W) x 10.17" (D) x 0.99”(H)
Weight
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2.7kg (5.9 lbs) with 14.1” panel, Battery and DVD-ROM Drive installed
Operating Environment
Temperature
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Operating: 5°C ~ 35°C
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Storage: -20°C ~ 60°C
Humidity
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Operating:
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Non-operating: 10% ~ 90% (non-condensing)
30% ~ 90% (non-condensing)
Altitude
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Operating:
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Non-operating: -200 to 30,000 feet above sea level.
-200 to 10,000 feet above sea level
Options
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Li-Ion battery pack
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Factory option: Fax/Modem miniPCI card, 802.11b wireless LAN +
modem combo miniPCI card
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Factory option: K/B with dual-pointing touch pad four way scrolling
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Memory Extension card
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Module bay: CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/Combo (DVD-ROM+CD-RW) Drive
Accessories
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User's manual (option)
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Driver CD title
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AC adapter
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Power cord
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Battery pack
Software Specifications
System Software
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System BIOS: AMI BIOS
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Supported Operating Systems
Optional Windows XP or above version
Optional Windows 2000 or above version
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Standard Software Drivers
VGA driver
Audio driver
TouchPad driver
IR driver (optional)
Modem driver
LAN driver
AGP driver
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