EUROCOM Notebook V12.2.00 Specifications

V12.2.00
Preface
Notice
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contained herein is for reference only and does not constitute a commitment on the part of the manufacturer or
any subsequent vendor. They assume no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear
in this publication nor are they in anyway responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the use (or misuse)
of this publication.
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as an endorsement of that product or its manufacturer.
©March 2012
Trademarks
Intel and Intel Core are trademarks/registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
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R&TTE Directive
This device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC.
This device will be sold in the following EEA countries: Austria, Italy, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Denmark, Luxembourg, Finland, Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Iceland, Sweden, Ireland,
United Kingdom, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia, Poland, Slovenia.
EuP-Standby and Off Mode Power Consumption Statement:
The figures below note the power consumption of this computer in compliance with European Commission (EC)
regulations on power consumption in off mode or standby mode:
• Standby Mode < 2W
• Off Mode
< 1W
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CE Marking
This device has been tested to and conforms to the regulatory requirements of the European Union and has attained CE Marking. The CE Mark is a conformity marking consisting of the letters “CE”. The CE Mark applies
to products regulated by certain European health, safety and environmental protection legislation. The CE Mark
is obligatory for products it applies to: the manufacturer affixes the marking in order to be allowed to sell his
product in the European market.
This product conforms to the essential requirements of the R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC in order to attain CE
Marking. A notified body has determined that this device has properly demonstrated that the requirements of the
directive have been met and has issued a favorable certificate of expert opinion. As such the device will bear the
notified body number 0560 after the CE mark.
The CE Marking is not a quality mark. Foremost, it refers to the safety rather than to the quality of a product.
Secondly, CE Marking is mandatory for the product it applies to, whereas most quality markings are voluntary.
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FCC Statement
(Federal Communications Commission)
You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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:
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Re orient 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 service representative or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1.
This device may not cause interference.
And
2.
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This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the
device.
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FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement:
1.
This Transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
2.
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This
equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the radiator
and your body.
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Warning
Use only shielded cables to connect I/O devices to this equipment. You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer for compliance with the above standards could void your authority to operate the
equipment.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Follow basic safety precautions, including those listed below, to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury
to persons when using any electrical equipment:
1.
5.
Do not use this product near water, for example near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet
basement or near a swimming pool.
Avoid using this equipment with a telephone line (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There
may be a remote risk of electrical shock from lightning.
Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may
explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
This product is intended to be supplied by a Listed Power Unit:
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Model A - Full Range AC/DC Adapter - AC Input 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC Output 19V, 9.47A (180W) minimum.
Model B - Full Range AC/DC Adapter - AC Input 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC Output 19V, 6.3A (120W) minimum.
Model C - Full Range AC/DC Adapter - AC Input 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC Output 19V, 11.57A (220W) minimum.
2.
3.
4.
This Computer’s Optical Device is a Laser Class 1 Product
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Instructions for Care and Operation
The notebook computer is quite rugged, but it can be damaged. To prevent this, follow these suggestions:
1.
Don’t drop it, or expose it to shock. If the computer falls, the case and the components could be damaged.
Do not expose the computer
to any shock or vibration.
2.
Do not place it on an unstable
surface.
Do not place anything heavy
on the computer.
Keep it dry, and don’t overheat it. Keep the computer and power supply away from any kind of heating element. This is an electrical appliance. If water or any other liquid gets into it, the computer could be badly damaged.
Do not expose it to excessive
heat or direct sunlight.
Do not leave it in a place where
foreign matter or moisture may
affect the system.
Don’t use or store the computer
in a humid environment.
Do not place the computer on
any surface that will block the
Vents/Fan Intakes.
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3.
Avoid interference. Keep the computer away from high capacity transformers, electric motors, and other
strong magnetic fields. These can hinder proper performance and damage your data.
4.
Follow the proper working procedures for the computer. Shut the computer down properly and don’t forget
to save your work. Remember to periodically save your data as data may be lost if the battery is depleted.
Do not turn off the power until
you properly shut down all programs.
5.
Do not turn off any peripheral
devices when the computer is
on.
Take care when using peripheral devices.
Use only approved brands of
peripherals.
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Do not disassemble the computer by yourself.
Unplug the power cord before
attaching peripheral devices.
Perform routine maintenance
on your computer.
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Power Safety
The computer has specific power requirements:
• Only use a power adapter approved for use with this computer.
• Your AC/DC adapter may be designed for international travel but it still requires a
steady, uninterrupted power supply. If you are unsure of your local power specifications,
consult your service representative or local power company.
• The power adapter may have either a 2-prong or a 3-prong grounded plug. The third
prong is an important safety feature; do not defeat its purpose. If you do not have access
to a compatible outlet, have a qualified electrician install one.
• When you want to unplug the power cord, be sure to disconnect it by the plug head, not
by its wire.
• Make sure the socket and any extension cord(s) you use can support the total current
load of all the connected devices.
• Before cleaning the computer, make sure it is disconnected from any external power
supplies (i.e. AC/DC adapter or car adapter).
Do not plug in the power
cord if you are wet.
Do not use the power cord if
it is broken.
Do not place heavy objects
on the power cord.
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Power Safety
Warning
Before you undertake
any upgrade procedures, make sure that
you have turned off the
power, and disconnected all peripherals
and cables (including
telephone lines). It is
advisable to also remove your battery in
order to prevent accidentally turning the
machine on.
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Polymer Battery Precautions
Note the following information which is specific to polymer batteries only, and where applicable, this overrides
the general battery precaution information overleaf.
• Polymer batteries may experience a slight expansion or swelling, however this is part of the battery’s safety mechanism and is not a cause for concern.
• Use proper handling procedures when using polymer batteries. Do not use polymer batteries in high ambient temperature environments, and do not store unused batteries for extended periods.
See also the general battery precautionary information overleaf for further information.
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General Battery Precautions
• Only use batteries designed for this computer. The wrong battery type may explode, leak or damage the computer.
• Do not remove any batteries from the computer while it is powered on.
• Do not continue to use a battery that has been dropped, or that appears damaged (e.g. bent or twisted) in any way. Even
if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly
result in fire.
• If you do not use the battery for an extended period, then remove the battery from the computer for storage.
• Recharge the batteries using the notebook’s system. Incorrect recharging may make the battery explode.
• Do not try to repair a battery pack. Refer any battery pack repair or replacement to your service representative or qualified service personnel.
• Keep children away from, and promptly dispose of a damaged battery. Always dispose of batteries carefully. Batteries
may explode or leak if exposed to fire, or improperly handled or discarded.
• Keep the battery away from metal appliances.
• Affix tape to the battery contacts before disposing of the battery.
• Do not touch the battery contacts with your hands or metal objects.
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Battery Disposal & Caution
The product that you have purchased contains a rechargeable battery. The battery is recyclable. At the end of its useful life,
under various state and local laws, it may be illegal to dispose of this battery into the municipal waste stream. Check with
your local solid waste officials for details in your area for recycling options or proper disposal.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Discard used battery according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Cleaning
Do not apply cleaner directly to the computer; use a soft clean cloth.
Do not use volatile (petroleum distillates) or abrasive cleaners on any part of the computer.
Servicing
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Doing so may violate your warranty and expose you and the
computer to electric shock. Refer all servicing to authorized service personnel. Unplug the computer from the
power supply. Then refer servicing to qualified service personnel under any of the following conditions:
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When the power cord or AC/DC adapter is damaged or frayed.
If the computer has been exposed to rain or other liquids.
If the computer does not work normally when you follow the operating instructions.
If the computer has been dropped or damaged (do not touch the poisonous liquid if the LCD panel breaks).
If there is an unusual odor, heat or smoke coming from your computer.
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Removal Warning
When removing any cover(s) and screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade, remember to replace the cover(s) and
screw(s) before turning the computer on.
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Travel Considerations
Packing
As you get ready for your trip, run through this list to make sure the system is ready to go:
1.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Check that the battery pack and any spares are fully charged.
Power off the computer and peripherals.
Close the display panel and make sure it’s latched.
Disconnect the AC/DC adapter and cables. Stow them in the carrying bag.
The AC/DC adapter uses voltages from 100 to 240 volts so you won’t need a second voltage adapter. However,
check with your travel agent to see if you need any socket adapters.
Put the notebook in its carrying bag and secure it with the bag’s straps.
If you’re taking any peripherals (e.g. a printer, mouse or digital camera), pack them and those devices’ adapters
and/or cables.
Anticipate customs - Some jurisdictions may have import restrictions or require proof of ownership for both hardware and software. Make sure your “papers” are handy.
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Power Off Before Traveling
Make sure that your notebook is completely powered off before putting it into a travel bag (or any such container). Putting a
notebook which is powered on in a travel bag may cause the Vents/Fan Intakes to be blocked. To prevent your computer
from overheating make sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intakes while the computer is in use.
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On the Road
In addition to the general safety and maintenance suggestions in this preface, and Chapter 8: Troubleshooting,
keep these points in mind:
Hand-carry the notebook - For security, don’t let it out of your sight. In some areas, computer theft is very
common. Don’t check it with “normal” luggage. Baggage handlers may not be sufficiently careful. Avoid knocking the computer against hard objects.
Beware of Electromagnetic fields - Devices such as metal detectors & X-ray machines can damage the computer, hard disk, floppy disks, and other media. They may also destroy any stored data - Pass your computer and
disks around the devices. Ask security officials to hand-inspect them (you may be asked to turn it on). Note:
Some airports also scan luggage with these devices.
Fly safely - Most airlines have regulations about the use of computers and other electronic devices in flight.
These restrictions are for your safety, follow them. If you stow the notebook in an overhead compartment, make
sure it’s secure. Contents may shift and/or fall out when the compartment is opened.
Get power where you can - If an electrical outlet is available, use the AC/DC adapter and keep your battery(ies)
charged.
Keep it dry - If you move quickly from a cold to a warm location, water vapor can condense inside the computer.
Wait a few minutes before turning it on so that any moisture can evaporate.
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Developing Good Work Habits
Developing good work habits is important if you need to work in front of the computer for long periods of time.
Improper work habits can result in discomfort or serious injury from repetitive strain to your hands, wrists or
other joints. The following are some tips to reduce the strain:
• Adjust the height of the chair and/or desk so that the keyboard is at or slightly below the
level of your elbow. Keep your forearms, wrists, and hands in a relaxed position.
• Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. Place your feet flat on the floor or on
a footrest if necessary.
• Use a chair with a back and adjust it to support your lower back comfortably.
• Sit straight so that your knees, hips and elbows form approximately 90-degree angles
when you are working.
• Take periodic breaks if you are using the computer for long periods of time.
Remember to:
• Alter your posture frequently.
• Stretch and exercise your body several times a day.
• Take periodic breaks when you work at the computer for long periods of time. Frequent
and short breaks are better than fewer and longer breaks.
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Lighting
Proper lighting and a comfortable viewing angle can reduce eye strain and shoulder and neck muscle fatigue.
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Position the display to avoid glare or reflections from overhead lighting or outside sources of light.
Keep the display screen clean and set the brightness and contrast to levels that allow you to see the screen clearly.
Position the display directly in front of you at a comfortable viewing distance.
Adjust the display-viewing angle to find the best position.
LCD Screen Care
To prevent image persistence on LCD monitors (caused by the continuous display of graphics on the screen for
an extended period of time) take the following precautions:
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Set the Windows Power Plans to turn the screen off after a few minutes of screen idle time.
Use a rotating, moving or blank screen saver (this prevents an image from being displayed too long).
Rotate desktop background images every few days.
Turn the monitor off when the system is not in use.
LCD Electro-Plated Logos
Note that in computers featuring a raised LCD electro-plated logo, the logo is covered by a protective adhesive.
Due to general wear and tear, this adhesive may deteriorate over time and the exposed logo may develop sharp
edges. Be careful when handling the computer in this case, and avoid touching the raised LCD electro-plated
logo. Avoid placing any other items in the carrying bag which may rub against the top of the computer during
transport. If any such wear and tear develops contact your service center.
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Contents
Notice .................................................................................I
EuP-Standby and Off Mode Power Consumption Statement: .................................................................................II
FCC Statement ................................................................ IV
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement: ......................... V
Instructions for Care and Operation ..............................VII
Power Safety ................................................................... IX
Polymer Battery Precautions ........................................... X
General Battery Precautions ........................................... XI
Cleaning .........................................................................XII
Servicing ........................................................................XII
Travel Considerations .................................................. XIII
Quick Start Guide
Overview ........................................................................1-1
Advanced Users .............................................................1-2
Beginners and Not-So-Advanced Users ........................1-2
Warning Boxes ..............................................................1-2
Not Included ..................................................................1-3
System Software ............................................................1-4
Model Differences .........................................................1-5
System Startup ...............................................................1-6
System Map: LCD Panel Open - Models A & B ...........1-7
System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model C ....................1-8
LED Indicators ...............................................................1-9
Keyboard - Models A & C ...........................................1-10
Keyboard LED - Models A & C ..................................1-11
Effects Buttons & Help (Models A & C) ....................1-13
Keyboard - Model B ....................................................1-14
Function Keys & Visual Indicators .............................1-15
Control Center ..............................................................1-16
System Map: Front & Rear Views ...............................1-17
System Map: Right View .............................................1-18
System Map: Left View ...............................................1-19
System Map: Bottom View - Models A & B ...............1-20
System Map: Bottom View - Model C ........................1-21
Windows 7 Start Menu & Control Panel .....................1-22
Video Features .............................................................1-23
NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology .............................1-23
Power Options ..............................................................1-27
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
Overview ........................................................................2-1
Hard Disk Drive .............................................................2-2
Optical Device ...............................................................2-3
Loading Discs ................................................................2-3
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Handling CDs or DVDs .................................................2-4
DVD Regional Codes ....................................................2-5
Multi-in-1 Card Reader ..................................................2-6
Audio Features ...............................................................2-7
Setup for Audio Recording ............................................2-8
Setup for 5.1 or 7.1 Surround Sound .............................2-9
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse .....................................2-11
Gestures and Device Settings ......................................2-13
Power Management
Overview ........................................................................3-1
The Power Sources ........................................................3-2
AC/DC Adapter .............................................................3-2
Battery ............................................................................3-2
Turning On the Computer ..............................................3-3
Power Plans ...................................................................3-4
Power-Saving States ......................................................3-6
Sleep ..............................................................................3-6
Hibernate ........................................................................3-7
Shut down ......................................................................3-7
Configuring the Power Buttons .....................................3-8
Resuming Operation ......................................................3-9
Power Conservation Modes .........................................3-10
Battery Information .....................................................3-11
Conserving Battery Power ...........................................3-12
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Battery Life ..................................................................3-13
New Battery .................................................................3-13
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter .......3-13
Proper handling of the Battery Pack ............................3-14
Battery FAQ .................................................................3-15
Drivers & Utilities
What to Install ................................................................4-1
Module Driver Installation .............................................4-1
Driver Installation ..........................................................4-2
Manual Driver Installation .............................................4-4
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers ......................4-4
User Account Control ....................................................4-5
Windows Security Message ...........................................4-5
New Hardware Found ....................................................4-5
Driver Installation Procedure .........................................4-6
Chipset ...........................................................................4-6
Video (VGA) .................................................................4-6
NVIDIA Video (VGA) ..................................................4-6
LAN ...............................................................................4-6
Card Reader ...................................................................4-7
TouchPad .......................................................................4-7
Hot Key ..........................................................................4-7
USB 3.0 ..........................................................................4-7
MEI Driver .....................................................................4-7
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Audio .............................................................................4-7
Windows Experience Index ...........................................4-8
Optional Drivers ............................................................4-9
BIOS Utilities
Overview ........................................................................5-1
The Power-On Self Test (POST) ...................................5-2
Failing the POST ...........................................................5-3
Fatal Errors ....................................................................5-3
Non-Fatal Errors ............................................................5-3
The Setup Utility ............................................................5-4
Entering Setup ...............................................................5-4
Setup Screens .................................................................5-5
Main Menu .....................................................................5-6
System Time & Date (Main Menu) ...............................5-6
SATA Port # (Main Menu) ............................................5-7
System/Extended Memory (Main Menu) ......................5-7
MB Series / BIOS Revision / KBC/EC firmware Revision /
VGA Card (Main Menu) ...............................................5-7
Advanced Menu .............................................................5-8
Advanced Chipset Control (Advanced Menu) ..............5-8
Bluetooth Power Setting (Advanced Menu > Advanced
Chipset Control) .............................................................5-9
Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology (Advanced Menu) .....5-9
SATA Mode (Advanced Menu) ....................................5-9
Legacy USB Support (Advanced Menu) .....................5-10
Boot Logo (Advanced Menu) ......................................5-10
Power On Boot Beep (Advanced Menu) .....................5-10
Battery Low Alarm Beep (Advanced Menu) ...............5-10
Security Menu ..............................................................5-11
Set Supervisor Password (Security Menu) ..................5-11
Password on boot: (Security Menu) .............................5-12
Boot Menu ...................................................................5-13
Boot Option Priorities (Boot Menu) ............................5-14
Exit Menu ....................................................................5-15
Upgrading The Computer
Overview ........................................................................6-1
When Not to Upgrade ....................................................6-2
Removing the Battery ....................................................6-3
Upgrading the Optical Device (Model A/B) ..................6-4
Upgrading the Optical Device (Model C) ......................6-5
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s) .................................6-6
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) ......................6-16
Replacing the Primary System Memory Modules .......6-17
Modules
Overview ........................................................................7-1
Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Mode .......................7-2
AHCI Mode ...................................................................7-2
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RAID ..............................................................................7-2
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Application .............7-2
SATA RAID Setup Procedure (BIOS) ..........................7-5
RAID Setup (Intel Matrix) .............................................7-6
Intel Rapid Storage Technology ....................................7-9
IRST Driver Installation ................................................7-9
RAID Volume Data Verification and Repair ..............7-12
Replacing and Reverting Recovery
and Master Volumes ....................................................7-12
PC Camera Module ......................................................7-15
PC Camera Driver Installation .....................................7-16
PC Camera Audio Setup ..............................................7-17
Wireless LAN Module .................................................7-23
3rd Party 802.11b/g/n Driver Installation ....................7-24
Intel® Wi-Fi Link Series Driver Installation ...............7-25
Connecting to a Wireless Network in Windows 7 .......7-26
Intel® My WiFi Configuration ....................................7-29
Intel WLAN & Bluetooth Combo Module
High-Speed Data Transfer Configuration ....................7-41
Windows Mobility Center ...........................................7-43
Intel® Wireless Display Application ...........................7-44
Intel® WiDi Application Installation ..........................7-45
Intel® Wireless Music Driver Installation ..................7-45
Intel® WiDi Application Configuration ......................7-46
Fingerprint Reader Module ..........................................7-49
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Fingerprint Reader Driver Installation .........................7-50
AuthenTec TrueSuite Application ...............................7-51
Bluetooth Module ........................................................7-61
3rd Party Bluetooth Combo Driver
Installation Information ...............................................7-62
3rd Party Bluetooth Combo Driver
Version 1 Installation ...................................................7-63
3rd Party Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Settings ..........7-64
3rd Party Bluetooth Networking Setup ........................7-67
3rd Party Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module
Configuration ...............................................................7-68
Intel Bluetooth Combo Driver Installation ..................7-71
Standard Bluetooth Configuration in Windows 7 ........7-72
THX TruStudio Pro Audio ..........................................7-76
THX TruStudio AP Installation ...................................7-76
THX TruStudio Pro Activation ....................................7-77
THX TruStudio Pro Application ..................................7-77
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver ....................7-80
Intel® Smart Response Technology ............................7-81
Enabling Intel Smart Response Technology ................7-82
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Driver ........................7-85
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Configuration ............7-86
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Driver Installation .....7-92
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Troubleshooting
Overview ........................................................................8-1
Basic Hints and Tips ......................................................8-2
Backup and General Maintenance .................................8-3
Viruses ...........................................................................8-4
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software ..........8-5
Problems & Possible Solutions ......................................8-7
Bluetooth Connection Problems ..................................8-16
Intel® WLAN & Bluetooth V3.0+HS
Combo Modules ...........................................................8-20
Installing Windows 7 (pre Service Pack 1) for
RAID Systems with Advanced Format Disks .............8-21
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Overview ....................................................................... A-1
Ports and Jacks .............................................................. A-2
Card Reader .................................................................. A-2
DC-In Jack .................................................................... A-2
DisplayPort ................................................................... A-2
DVI-Out Port ................................................................ A-2
e-SATA / USB 3.0 Combo Port ................................... A-2
HDMI-Out Port ............................................................. A-3
Headphone-Out Jack ..................................................... A-3
Line-In Jack .................................................................. A-3
Microphone-In Jack ...................................................... A-3
Mini-IEEE 1394a Port ..................................................A-4
RJ-45 LAN Jack ............................................................A-4
S/PDIF-Out Jack ...........................................................A-4
Security Lock Slot ........................................................A-4
USB 2.0/1.1 Ports .........................................................A-5
USB 3.0 Port .................................................................A-5
Powered USB 3.0 Port ..................................................A-5
Control Center
Overview .......................................................................B-1
Video Driver Controls
Video Driver Installation .............................................. C-1
Video (VGA) ................................................................ C-1
NVIDIA Video (VGA) ................................................. C-1
NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology .............................. C-2
Intel® Graphics & Media Control Panel ...................... C-4
Display Devices & Options ..........................................C-6
Attaching Other Displays .............................................. C-7
Configuring an External Display in Windows 7 ......... C-10
NVIDIA Control Panel ............................................... C-13
Optimus™ Customization Options ............................. C-15
Set PhysX® Configuration ......................................... C-19
Video Settings ............................................................. C-20
HDMI Audio Configuration ....................................... C-21
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Specifications
Processor ....................................................................... D-2
Processor ....................................................................... D-2
Processor ....................................................................... D-2
Core Logic .................................................................... D-3
Memory ......................................................................... D-3
Display .......................................................................... D-3
Video Adapter Options ................................................. D-3
Storage .......................................................................... D-4
BIOS ............................................................................. D-4
Audio ............................................................................ D-4
Keyboard & Pointing Device ........................................ D-4
Interface ........................................................................ D-4
Slots .............................................................................. D-4
Card Reader .................................................................. D-5
Communication ............................................................. D-5
Communication ............................................................. D-5
Security ......................................................................... D-5
Features ......................................................................... D-5
Power Management ...................................................... D-5
Power ............................................................................ D-5
Environmental Spec ...................................................... D-5
Physical Dimensions & Weight .................................... D-6
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Quick Start Guide
Chapter 1: Quick Start Guide
Overview
This Quick Start Guide is a brief introduction to the basic features of your computer, to navigating around the
computer and to getting your system started. The remainder of the manual covers the following:
• Chapter 2
• Chapter 3
• Chapter 4
• Chapter 5
• Chapter 6
• Chapter 7
• Chapter 8
• Appendix A
• Appendix B
• Appendix C
• Appendix D
A guide to using some of the main features of the computer e.g. the storage devices (hard disk,
optical device, card reader), TouchPad & Mouse & Audio Features.
The computer’s power management options.
The installation of the drivers and utilities essential to the operation or improvement of some of the
computer’s subsystems.
An outline of the computer’s built-in software or BIOS (Basic Input Output System).
Instructions for upgrading your computer.
A quick guide to the computer’s PC Camera, Wireless LAN, Wireless Display, Fingerprint,
Bluetooth & WLAN Combo and TruStudio Audio modules (some of which may be optional
depending on your purchase configuration).
A troubleshooting guide.
Definitions of the interface, ports/jacks which allow your computer to communicate with external
devices.
Information on the Control Center.
Information on the NVIDIA Video driver controls.
The computer’s specification.
Overview 1 - 1
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Quick Start Guide
Advanced Users
If you are an advanced user you may skip over most of this Quick Start Guide. However you may find it useful
to refer to “Drivers & Utilities” on page 4 - 1, “BIOS Utilities” on page 5 - 1 and “Upgrading The Computer”
on page 6 - 1 in the User’s Manual. You may also find the notes marked with a  of interest to you.

Notes
Check the light colored
boxes with the mark
above to find detailed
information about the
computer’s features.
Beginners and Not-So-Advanced Users
If you are new to computers (or do not have an advanced knowledge of them) then
the information contained in this Quick Start Guide should be enough to get you up
and running. Eventually you should try to look through all the documentation (more
detailed descriptions of the functions, setup and system controls are covered in the
remainder of the User’s Manual), but do not worry if you do not understand everything the first time. Keep this manual nearby and refer to it to learn as you go. You
may find it useful to refer to the notes marked with a  as indicated in the margin.
For a more detailed description of any of the interface ports and jacks see “Interface
(Ports & Jacks)” on page A - 1.
Warning Boxes
No matter what your level please pay careful attention to the warning and safety information indicated by the
 symbol. Also please note the safety and handling instructions as indicated in the Preface.
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Quick Start Guide
Not Included
Operating Systems (e.g. Windows 7) and applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet and database programs)
have their own manuals, so please consult the appropriate manuals.

Drivers
If you are installing new system software, or are re-configuring your computer for a different system, you will need to install
the appropriate drivers. Drivers are programs which act as an interface between the computer and a hardware component
e.g. a wireless network module. It is very important that you install the drivers in the order listed in Table 4 - 1, on page 4
- 3. You will be unable to use most advanced controls until the necessary drivers and utilities are properly installed. If your
system hasn’t been properly configured (your service representative may have already done that for you), refer to “Drivers
& Utilities” on page 4 - 1 for installation instructions.
Ports and Jacks
See “Ports and Jacks” on page A - 2 for a description of the interface (ports & jacks) which allow your computer to communicate with external devices, connect to the internet etc.
Overview 1 - 3
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Quick Start Guide
System Software
Your computer may already come with system software pre-installed. Where this is not the case, or where you
are re-configuring your computer for a different system, you will find the Windows 7 operating system is supported.
Note: In order to run Windows 7 without limitations or decreased performance, your computer requires a minimum 1GB of system memory (RAM).
1 - 4 Overview
Quick Start Guide
Model Differences
This notebook series includes three different model types that mainly differ as indicated in the table below. Note that
your model may appear slightly different from those pictured in this manual.
Feature
CPU Type
Supported
Display Type
Supported
Video Cards
Supported
Keyboard
RAID
Support
Power
Supply
Model A
Model B
Model C
See “Specifications” on page D - 1 for more details
15.6" (39.62cm) FHD (1920 * 1080) 16:9 Backlit Panel
17.3" (43.94cm) FHD (1920 * 1080)
16:9 Backlit Panel
See “Specifications” on page D - 1 for more details
Keyboard LED Supported (See
pages 1 - 11 to 1 - 13)
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Full Range AC adapter 180W, AC in
100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output
19V, 9.47A
Full Range AC adapter 120W, AC
in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output
19V, 6.3A
Keyboard LED Supported (See
pages 1 - 11 to 1 - 13)
RAID Level 0/1 Supported
Full Range AC adapter 220W, AC
in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output
19V, 11.57A
Table 1 - 1 - Model Differences
Model Differences 1 - 5
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System Startup
1. Remove all packing materials, and place the computer on a stable surface.
2. Securely attach any peripherals you want to use with the notebook (e.g. keyboard and mouse) to their ports.
3. Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-In jack at the rear of the computer, then plug the AC power cord into an
outlet, and connect the AC power cord to the AC/DC adapter.
4. Use one hand to raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle (it is preferable not to exceed 135 degrees); use
the other hand (as illustrated in Figure 1 - 1 below) to support the base of the computer (Note: Never lift the
computer by the lid/LCD).
5. Raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle, and press the power button on the top left of the computer for
about 2 - 3 seconds to turn the computer “on” (note that the power LED on the front of the computer will turn
from orange to green when the computer powers on).

Shutdown
135
Note that you should always shut your computer
down by choosing the
Shut Down command
from the Start menu in
Windows 7. This will
help prevent hard disk or
system problems.
Figure 1 - 1 - Computer with AC/DC Adapter Plugged-In/Opening the Lid/LCD
1 - 6 System Startup
Quick Start Guide
System Map: LCD Panel Open - Models A & B

1
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
2
3
4
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices (e.g. WLAN or Bluetooth) aboard aircraft is
usually prohibited. Make
sure any wireless modules
are OFF if you are using the
computer aboard aircraft.
5
5
7
8
9
10
6
Use the appropriate function key combination to toggle power to any wireless
modules, and check the indicators to see if any modules are powered on or not
(see Table 1 - 5, on page 1
- 15/Table 1 - 2, on page 1
- 9).
Note that the keyboard for Models
A & B are different, and only Model A is pictured (see Table 1 - 1,
on page 1 - 5).
Figure 1 - 2
LCD Panel Open
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Built-In PC Camera
LCD
LED Lock Indicators
Power Button
Speakers
LED Status Indicators
Keyboard
Built-In Microphone
TouchPad and
Buttons
10. Fingerprint Reader
(Optional)
Note that the Touchpad and Buttons
valid operational area is that indicated within the red dotted lines above.
System Map: LCD Panel Open - Models A & B 1 - 7
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1
Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 3
LCD Panel Open
System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model C
1
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Built-In PC Camera
LCD
Speakers
LED Indicators
Power Button
Keyboard
Built-In Microphone
TouchPad and
Buttons
9. Fingerprint Reader
(Optional)

Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
2
3
3
4
6
7
Note that the Touchpad and Buttons
valid operational area is that indicated within the red dotted lines above.
8
9
1 - 8 System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model C
5
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices (e.g. WLAN or Bluetooth) aboard aircraft is
usually prohibited. Make
sure any wireless modules
are OFF if you are using
the computer aboard aircraft.
Use the appropriate function key combination to
toggle power to any wireless modules, and check
the indicators to see if any
modules are powered on or
not (see Table 1 - 5, on
page 1 - 15/Table 1 - 2, on
page 1 - 9).
Quick Start Guide
LED Indicators
The LED indicators display helpful information about the current status of the computer.
Icon
Color Models A&B or C
Description
Icon
Color
Description
Orange
The Battery is Charging
Blinking Orange
The Battery has Reached Critically
Low Power Status
Green
The Battery is Fully Charged
Number Lock is Activated
Blue / White
Caps Lock is Activated
Blue / White
Scroll Lock is Activated
Blue / White
Blue / White
Hard Disk Activity
Orange
AC/DC Power is Plugged In
Blue / White
The (optional) Wireless LAN
Module is Powered On
Blinking Orange*
The Powered USB Port is On*
Blue / Orange
The (optional) Bluetooth
Module is Powered On
Green
The Computer is On
Blinking Green
The Computer is in Sleep Mode
Table 1 - 2 - LED Indicators
*Note: The powered USB 3.0 port (see Figure 1 - 9 on page 1 - 19) may be toggled on /off by means of the Fn + Power Button key
combination. When the powered USB port is on it will supply power (for charging devices only, not for operating devices) when the
system is off but still powered by the AC/DC adapter plugged into a working outlet, or powered by the battery with a capacity level
above 20% (this may not work with certain devices - see page 8 - 13).
System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model C 1 - 9
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1
Quick Start Guide

Other Keyboards
If your keyboard is damaged or you just want to
make a change, you can
use any standard USB
keyboard. The system will
detect and enable it automatically. However special
functions/hot-keys
unique to the system’s
regular keyboard may not
work.
Keyboard - Models A & C
The keyboard has an embedded numerical keypad for easy numeric data input, and
features function keys to allow you to change operational features instantly. See
Table 1 - 5, on page 1 - 15 for full function key combination details.
Function Keys
ScrLk Key
Play/Pause Key
NumLk Key
Numerical
Keypad
Game Control Keys
Num Lk & Scr Lk
Hold down the Fn Key
and Scr Lk/Num Lk to enable scroll lock/number
lock, and check the LED
indicator for status.
Fn Key
Figure 1 - 4 - Keyboard - Models A & C

Special Characters
Some software applications allow the number-keys to be used with Alt to produce special characters.
These special characters can only be produced by using the numeric keypad. Regular number keys (in
the upper row of the keyboard) will not work. Make sure that NumLk is on.
1 - 10 Keyboard - Models A & C
Quick Start Guide
Keyboard LED - Models A & C
2 key to toggle the keyboard LED on/off. The keyboard LED may be configured using
Press Fn plus the
1 key to launch the
the Fn + key combination outlined in the table below. In addition press Fn plus the
keyboard backlight application to configure the settings (see overleaf).
Keyboard LED Function key Combinations
Fn +
1 Launch the Keyboard Backlight Application
Fn +
2 Toggle the Keyboard Backlight On/Off
Fn +
3 Keyboard LED Illumination Decrease
(for Custom Mode only - see Table 1 - 4, on page 1 - 13)
Fn +
1
2
3
4
4 Keyboard LED Illumination Increase
(for Custom Mode only - see Table 1 - 4, on page 1 - 13)
Table 1 - 3 - Keyboard LEDs - Models A & C
Keyboard LED - Models A & C 1 - 11
1
Quick Start Guide
1
Keyboard Backlight Application (Models A & C)
The keyboard Backlight application can be accessed by pressing the Fn plus
in the application to display the configuration keys.
•
•
•
•
key. Click the Help button
Click the Custom button
to display the three sections of the keyboard which may be configured.
Click a section of the keyboard and the color buttons will be displayed.
Click a color swatch to apply the color to the selected section when not overridden by any effect applied.
Click on any of the effect buttons to apply random colors, wave or flashing effects etc (see over).
Help Button
Effects Buttons
Keyboard Sections
Color Swatches
Figure 1 - 5 - Keyboard Backlight Application
1 - 12 Keyboard LED - Models A & C
Quick Start Guide
Effects Buttons & Help (Models A & C)
LED Effects Buttons
Random Color
Up/Down Wave
Dancing Effect
Breathing (All Colors)
Tempo Beat
Cycle (Colors as Selected in RGB)
Flashing
Custom Mode - Display & Configure
Keyboard Sections & Colors

Illumination Keys
Note that the keyboard illumination (increase/decrease)
keys may be used to configure the keyboard LED in Custom Mode only.
Table 1 - 4 - LED Effects Buttons & Help
Keyboard LED - Models A & C 1 - 13
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1
Quick Start Guide

Other Keyboards
If your keyboard is damaged or you just want to
make a change, you can
use any standard USB
keyboard. The system will
detect and enable it automatically. However special
functions/hot-keys
unique to the system’s
regular keyboard may not
work.
Keyboard - Model B
The keyboard has an embedded numerical keypad for easy numeric data input, and
features function keys to allow you to change operational features instantly. See
Table 1 - 5, on page 1 - 15 for full function key combination details.
Function Keys
NumLk &
ScrLk Keys
Play/Pause Key
Game Control Keys
Numerical
Keypad
Num Lk & Scr Lk
Fn Key
Hold down the Fn Key
and Scr Lk/Num Lk to enable scroll lock/number
lock, and check the LED
indicator for status.
Figure 1 - 6 - Keyboard - Model B

Special Characters
Some software applications allow the number-keys to be used with Alt to produce special characters.
These special characters can only be produced by using the numeric keypad. Regular number keys (in
the upper row of the keyboard) will not work. Make sure that NumLk is on.
1 - 14 Keyboard - Model B
Quick Start Guide
Function Keys & Visual Indicators
The function keys (F1 - F12 etc.) will act as hot keys when pressed while the Fn key is held down. Visual indicators (see the table below) are available when the Hot Key driver is installed.
Keys
Function/Visual Indicators
Keys
Function/Visual Indicators
Fn + ~
Play/Pause (in Audio/Video Programs)
Fn + Esc
Control Center Toggle (see over)
Fn + F1
Touchpad Toggle
Fn + F2
Turn LCD Backlight Off
(Press a key to or use Touchpad to turn on)
Fn + F3
Fn + F4
Fn +F5/F6
Fn + F7
Fn +F8/F9
Mute Toggle
Sleep Toggle
Volume Decrease/Increase
Display Toggle
Brightness Decrease/Increase
Fn + F10
PC Camera Power Toggle
Fn + F11
WLAN Power Toggle
Fn + F12
Bluetooth Power Toggle
Fn + Power
Button
Fn +
Powered USB 3.0 Port Power Toggle
Keyboard LED (Models A & C)Toggle
(see page 1 - 13)
See also Table 1 - 2, on page 1 - 9 for Number Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock indicators
Table 1 - 5 - Function Keys & Visual Indicators
Keyboard - Model B 1 - 15
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Control Center
Press the Fn + Esc key combination, or double-click the icon
in the notification area of the taskbar to
toggle the Control Center on/off. The Control Center gives quick access to frequently used controls and enables you to quickly turn modules on/off.

Control Center
Click on any button to turn any of the modules (e.g.
TouchPad, Camera) on/off.
Click on the power conservation modes to switch between Performance, Balanced or Energy Star modes
(see page 3 - 10). To remove the Power Conservation
Modes screen just click in a blank area of the icon or
press a key on the keyboard.
Click on the buttons (or just click and hold the mouse button) to adjust the slider for Brightness/Volume.
Click on Display Switch and click to choose a display
mode from the menu (see page C - 12).
Click on K/B LED (for Models A & C only) to adjust the
keyboard LED settings (see page 1 - 12).
Table 1 - 6 - Control Center
1 - 16 Control Center
Quick Start Guide
System Map: Front & Rear Views
Figure 1 - 7
Front View
Models A & B
1
Models A & B
3
4
2
5
2
6
Model C
8
1. LED Power Indicators
2. Vent/Fan Intake
3. Display Port
4. HDMI-Out Port
5. DVI-Out Port
6. DC-In Jack
7. Security Lock Slot
(Model C Only)
1
Model C
7
2
3
4
5
6
2

HDMI Port
Note that the HDMI Port supports video and audio signals to attached external displays (see
“HDMI Audio Configuration” on page C - 21).
Note that THX TruStudio Pro will be disabled when you are connecting to an external display
through an HDMI connection (see “THX TruStudio Pro Audio” on page 7 - 76).
System Map: Front & Rear Views 1 - 17
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 8
Right View
System Map: Right View
Models A & B
1. Optical Device
Drive Bay
2. Headphone Jack
3. Microphone Jack
4. S/PDIF-Out Jack
5. Line-In Jack
6. 1 * USB 2.0 Port
7. Security Lock Slot
(Models A & B
Only)
1
2
3
4
5
7
6
Model C
2
1
3
4
5
6

USB 2.0 or 3.0 Ports
USB 3.0 ports are denoted by their blue color; USB 2.0 ports are colored black.

USB Ports
Note that the connections
to the USB ports only fit
one way, do not force
them.
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Quick Start Guide
System Map: Left View
Figure 1 - 9
Left View
Models A & B
1
2
6
5
4
3
1. Mini-IEEE 1394a
Port
2. RJ-45 LAN Jack
3. 1 * Powered USB
3.0 Port
4. 1 * USB 3.0 Port
5. Combined
eSATA/ USB 3.0
Port
6. Multi-in-1 Card
Reader
Model C
1
2
3
4
5
6

USB 3.0 Ports & Powered USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 ports are denoted by their blue color; USB 2.0 ports are colored black. Note that the USB 3.0
port requires a driver installation (see “USB 3.0” on page 4 - 7), does not support wake on USB and
is not operational under DOS. The powered USB 3.0 3 port can supply power (for charging devices
only, not for operating devices) when the system is off but still powered by the AC/DC adapter
plugged into a working outlet, or powered by the battery with a capacity level above 20% (this may not
work with certain devices - see page 8 - 13). Toggle power to this port by using Fn + power button.
Multi-in-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use the most popular digital storage card formats:
MMC (MultiMedia Card) / RSMMC
SD (Secure Digital) / Mini SD / SDHC / SDXC
MS (Memory Stick) / MS Pro / MS Duo

Mini-IEEE 1394a
Port
The Mini-IEEE 1394a
port only supports SELF
POWERED IEEE 1394
devices.
System Map: Left View 1 - 19
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 10
Bottom View
1. Sub Woofer
2. Fan Outlet/Intake
3. Component Bay
Cover
4. HDD Bay
5. Battery
System Map: Bottom View - Models A & B
3
2
2
2
1
2
4
5

Overheating
To prevent your computer from overheating make
sure nothing blocks the
vent(s)/fan
intake(s)
while the computer is in
use.

Battery Information
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery before using it. Completely
discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after about 20 partial discharges. See “Battery Information” on page 3 - 11 for full instructions.
1 - 20 System Map: Bottom View - Models A & B
Quick Start Guide
System Map: Bottom View - Model C
1
2
2
2
3
2
Figure 1 - 11
Bottom View
1. Sub Woofer
2. Fan Outlet/Intake
3. Component Bay
Cover
4. Primary HDD Bay
5. Secondary HDD
Bay
6. Battery
4
6
5

Overheating

Battery Information
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery before using it. Completely
discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after about 20 partial discharges. See “Battery Information” on page 3 - 11 for full instructions.
To prevent your computer from overheating make
sure nothing blocks the
vent(s)/fan
intake(s)
while the computer is in
use.
System Map: Bottom View - Model C 1 - 21
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Windows 7 Start Menu & Control Panel
Most of the control panels, utilities and programs within Windows 7 are accessed from the Start menu. When
you install programs and utilities they will be installed on your hard disk drive, and a shortcut will usually be
placed in the Start menu and/or the desktop. Right-click the Start menu icon , and then select Properties if
you want to customize the appearance of the Start menu.
Click here to toggle Category View
Figure 1 - 12 - Start Menu & Control Panel
In many instances throughout this manual you will see an instruction to open the Control Panel. The Control
Panel is accessed from the Start menu, and it allows you to configure the settings for most of the key features
in Windows (e.g. power, video, network, audio etc.). Windows 7 provides basic controls for many of the features,
however many new controls are added (or existing ones are enhanced) when you install the drivers. To see all
controls it may be necessary to toggle off Category View to view the control panel icons.
1 - 22 Windows 7 Start Menu & Control Panel
Quick Start Guide
Video Features
NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology is a seamless technology designed to get best performance from the graphics
system while allowing longer battery life, without having to manually change settings. The computer will automatically switch between the integrated UMA (Unified Memory Architecture) GPU (iGPU) and the discrete
GPU (dGPU) when required by the applications in use.
You can switch display devices, and configure display options, from the Display control panel (in Appearances
and Personalization) in Windows 7 (see over). For more detailed video information see “Video Driver Controls” on page C - 1.
Video Features 1 - 23
1
1
Quick Start Guide
To access Display (Control Panel) and Screen Resolution in Windows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Click Start and click Control Panel.
Click Display (icon) - In the Appearances and Personalization category.
Click Adjust Screen Resolution/Adjust resolution.
Alternatively you can right-click the desktop and select Screen resolution.
Use the dropbox to select the screen Resolution 1 (Figure 1 - 13).
Click Advanced settings 2 (Figure 1 - 13) to bring up the Advanced properties tabs.
1
2
Figure 1 - 13 - Screen Resolution
1 - 24 Video Features
Quick Start Guide
To access the Intel(R) Graphics and Media Control Panel:
1.
2.
Click Advanced settings 2 (Figure 1 - 13 on page 1 - 24) in the Display Settings control panel in Windows.
Click Graphics Properties (button) 3 (Figure 1 - 14) in the Intel Graphics & Media Control Panel tab.
OR
3.
Right-click the desktop and select Graphics Properties from the menu.
OR
4.
Click the icon
4 (Figure 1 - 14) in the taskbar and select Graphics Properties from the menu.
OR
5.
6.
Access the Intel(R) Graphics and Media Control Panel from the Windows control panel in Classic View.
Choose the application mode (Basic, Advanced or Wizard) required.
4
3
Figure 1 - 14 - Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel
Video Features 1 - 25
1
1
Quick Start Guide
To access the NVIDIA Control Panel:
1.
Right-click the desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel 5 (Figure 1 - 15).
OR
2.
Double-click the icon
6 (Figure 1 - 15) in the Windows control panel.
5
6
Figure 1 - 15 - NVIDIA Control Panel
1 - 26 Video Features
Quick Start Guide
Power Options
The Power Options (Hardware and Sound menu) control panel icon in Windows (see page 1 - 21) allows you
to configure power management features for your computer. You can conserve power by means of power plans
and configure the options for the power button, sleep button, computer lid (when closed), display and sleep
mode from the left menu. Note that the Power saver plan may have an affect on computer performance.
Click to select one of the existing plans, or click Create a power plan in the left menu and select the options to
create a new plan. Click Change plan settings and click Change advanced power settings to access further configuration options.
Pay attention to the instructions on battery care in “Battery Information” on page 3 - 11.
Figure 1 - 16 - Power Options
Power Options 1 - 27
1
1
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1 - 28
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
Chapter 2: Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
Overview
Read this chapter to learn more about the following main features and components
of the computer:
•
•
•
•
•
Hard Disk Drive
Optical Device
Multi-in-1 Card Reader
Audio Features
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
Overview 2 - 1
2
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
2

Power Safety
Before attempting to access any of the internal
components of your
computer please ensure
that the machine is not
connected to the AC
power, and that the machine is turned off. Also
ensure that all peripheral cables, including
phone lines, are disconnected from the computer.
Hard Disk Drive
The hard disk drive(s) is used to store your data in the computer. The hard disks) can
be taken out to accommodate other 2.5" serial (SATA) hard disk drives with a height
of 9.5 mm. The primary hard disk bay 1 is accessible from the bottom of your computer as seen below. Note that only Model A/B is pictured, however the procedure
for removing the primary hard disk from Model D is identical.
Further details on removing and inserting the hard disk are available in “Upgrading
the Hard Disk Drive(s)” on page 6 - 6.
Model A/B
Model C
Figure 2 - 1
Hard Disk Location
Model C/D computers feature a primary and secondary hard disk bay (you may
have a second hard disk installed as part of a RAID). See “Removing the Hard Disk
from the Secondary HDD Bay (Model C)” on page 6 - 11.
2 - 2 Hard Disk Drive
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
Optical Device
There is a bay for a 5.25" optical (CD/DVD) device (12.7mm height). The actual device will depend on the model you purchased (see “Storage” on page D - 4). The
optical device is usually labeled “Drive D:” and may be used as a boot device if
properly set in the BIOS (see “Boot Menu” on page 5 - 13).
Loading Discs
To insert a CD/DVD, press the open button 1 and carefully place a CD/DVD onto
the disc tray with label-side facing up (use just enough force for the disc to click onto
the tray’s spindle). Gently push the CD/DVD tray in until its lock “clicks” and you
are ready to start. The busy indicator 2 will light up while data is being accessed,
or while an audio/video CD, or DVD, is playing. If power is unexpectedly interrupted, insert an object such as a straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole
3 to open the tray.

Sound Volume
Adjustment
How high the sound volume can be set depends
on the setting of the volume control within Windows. Click the Volume
icon on the notification
area to check the setting.
Peripherals must be
connected before you
turn on the system.
Figure 2 - 2
1
Optical Device
2
3
Optical Device 2 - 3
2
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
2
Handling CDs or DVDs

CD Emergency Eject
If you need to manually
eject a CD (e.g. due to
an unexpected power
interruption) you may
push the end of a
straightened paper clip
into the emergency eject
hole. However please
do NOT use a sharpened pencil or similar
object that may break
and become lodged in
the hole.
Disk Eject Warning
Don’t try to remove a
CD/DVD while the system is accessing it. This
may cause the system
to “crash”.
2 - 4 Optical Device
Proper handling of your CDs/DVDs will prevent them from being damaged. Please
follow the advice below to make sure that the data stored on your CDs/DVDs can be
accessed.
Note the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Hold the CD or DVD by the edges; do not touch the surface of the disc.
Use a clean, soft, dry cloth to remove dust or fingerprints.
Do not write on the surface with a pen.
Do not attach paper or other materials to the surface of the disc.
Do not store or place the CD or DVD in high-temperature areas.
Do not use benzene, thinner, or other cleaners to clean the CD or DVD.
Do not bend the CD or DVD.
Do not drop or subject the CD or DVD to shock.
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
DVD Regional Codes

To change the DVD regional codes:
1.
2.
3.
Go to the Control Panel
Double-click Device Manager (Hardware and Sound), then click the + next to
DVD/CD-ROM drives.
Double-click on the DVD-ROM device to bring up the Properties dialog box, and
select the DVD Region (tab) to bring up the control panel to allow you to adjust the
regional code.
• Region 1 - USA & Canada
• Region 2 - Western Europe, Japan,
South Africa, Middle East & Egypt
• Region 3 - South-East Asia, Taiwan,
South Korea, The Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong
DVD Region Note
DVD region detection is
device dependent, not
OS-dependent. You can
select your module’s region code 5 times. The
fifth selection is permanent. This cannot be altered even if you change
your operating system
or you use the module in
another computer.
• Region 4 - South & Central America, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand
• Region 5 - N Korea, Russia, Eastern
Europe, India & Most of Africa
• Region 6 - China
Figure 2 - 3
DVD Region Codes
Optical Device 2 - 5
2
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
2

Card Reader Cover
Make sure you keep the
cover in the card reader
when not in use. This
will help prevent foreign
objects and/or dust getting in to the card reader.
Push-Push Card
Reader
Multi-in-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use some of the latest digital storage cards. Push the
card into the slot and it will appear as a removable device, and can be accessed in
the same way as your hard disk (s). Make sure you install the Card Reader driver
(see “Card Reader” on page 4 - 7).
• MMC (MultiMedia Card) / RSMMC
• SD (Secure Digital) / Mini SD / SDHC / SDXC
• MS (Memory Stick) / MS Pro / MS Duo
Note: Some of these cards require PC adapters that are usually supplied with the
cards.
The card reader features a push-in/pushout card insertion and
ejection
mechanism.
Simply push the card to
insert and eject it, however Ms Duo cards require an adapter.
Figure 2 - 4
Left View
1.
Card Reader
2 - 6 Multi-in-1 Card Reader
Models A & B
1
Model C
1
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
Audio Features
You can configure the audio options on your computer from the Sound control
panel in Windows, or from the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon in the notification area/control panel (right-click the notification area icon to bring up an audio menu). The volume may also be adjusted by means of the Fn + F5/F6 key
combination (see Table 1 - 5, on page 1 - 15).

Volume Adjustment
The sound volume level is
set using the volume control within Windows (and
the volume function keys
on the computer). Click the
volume icon in the notification area to check the setting.
Headphone
Configuration
It is recommended that you
set the Speaker Configuration to Stereo (not to 5.1
or 7.1 Speaker) when listening through headphones
in order to maximize audio
quality.
Right-click the icon
to access the menu
above.
See “HDMI Audio Configuration” on page C - 21 for a description of the audio configuration when connecting an HDMI supported display device.
See “THX TruStudio Pro Audio” on page 7 - 76 for more information on the THX TruStudio
Pro Audio setup.
Figure 2 - 5
Realtek Audio
Manager
Audio Features 2 - 7
2
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
Setup for Audio Recording
2
To record audio sources on your computer at optimum quality follow the instructions below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Figure 2 - 6
Realtek Audio
Manager Recording Setup
2 - 8 Audio Features
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel)
and make sure you are in Classic View.
Click Realtek HD Audio Manager (or right-click the notification area icon
and
select Sound Manager).
Click Microphone Effects (tab) in Microphone (tab), and then click to select
Noise Suppression (button), or adjust the Recording Volume level to around 60,
to obtain the optimum recording quality.
Click OK to close the control panel and save the settings.
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
Setup for 5.1 or 7.1 Surround Sound
To setup your system for 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound you will need to connect the audio cables to the Headphone-Out, Line-In, Microphone-In jack and S/PDIF-Out
jacks (note: the S/PDIF jack is used for 7.1 surround sound only).
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel)
and make sure you are in Classic View.
Click Realtek HD Audio Manager (or right-click the notification area icon
and
select Sound Manager).
Click Speakers (tab) and click Speaker Configuration (tab).
Select 5.1 or 7.1 Speaker from the Speaker Configuration pull-down menu.
Connector Settings

THX Audio & HDMI
Note that the THX audio effects do not apply to audio
generated through an
HDMI connection (see
page 7 - 79.).

Auto Popup Dialog
You should enable the
auto popup dialog to automatically detect when a
device
has
been
plugged-in. If disabled,
double-click connector
settings
and click the
box to enable the auto
popup
detection
of
plugged-n devices.
Figure 2 - 7
Speaker
Configuration (7.1)
Audio Features 2 - 9
2
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
5.
6.
2
Plug the front speaker cables into the Headphone-Out Jack.
Plug in the other cables (you may require an adapter to connect each cable to the
appropriate jack e.g a stereo mini to dual RCA adapter) from your speakers as
follows:
• Line-In Jack = Rear Speaker Out
• Microphone-In Jack = Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
• S/PDIF-Out Jack = Side Speaker Out (for 7.1 Surround Sound Only)
7.
8.
9.
As you plug in each cable a dialog box will pop up (see “Auto Popup Dialog” on
page 2 - 9).
Click to put a tick in the appropriate box according to the speaker plugged-in (e.g.
Rear Speaker Out), and then click OK to save the setting.
Click OK to exit Realtek HD Audio Manager.
Figure 2 - 8
Connected Device
Auto Popup
Note: Side Speaker Out is required for 7.1 Surround only.
2 - 10 Audio Features
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
The TouchPad is an alternative to the mouse; however, you can also add a mouse to
your computer through one of the USB ports. The TouchPad buttons function in
much the same way as a two-button mouse.

Mouse Driver
If you are using an external mouse your operating system may be
able to auto-configure
your mouse during its
installation or only enable its basic functions.
Be sure to check the
device’s user documentation for details.
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse 2 - 11
2
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
2

TouchPad Scrolling
This computer model series may feature different
TouchPad versions.
Once you have installed the TouchPad driver (see “TouchPad” on page 4 - 7) you
can configure the functions from the Mouse control panel in Windows, or by doubleclicking the TouchPad driver icon in the notification area. You may then configure the TouchPad tapping, buttons, scrolling, pointer motion and sensitivity options
to your preferences. You will find further information at www.synaptics.com.
These TouchPads may
differ in their vertical
scrolling function in most
scrollable windows.
Some TouchPads require
sliding the finger up and
down on the right of the
TouchPad to scroll the
window. Other versions
require
tapping/holding
down the finger at the top
right or bottom right of the
TouchPad to scroll the
window.
Figure 2 - 9
Mouse Properties
2 - 12 TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
Gestures and Device Settings
The Synaptics Gestures Suite application allows you to use a specific gesture (action) on the surface of the TouchPad to perform specific actions to manipulate documents, objects and applications.
You can configure the settings from the Device Settings tab in Mouse Properties:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
Click Mouse (Hardware and Sound).
Click Device Settings (tab) and click Settings.
Use the menu tree on the left to access the user configurable settings.

Show Video
You can get a clearer
view of the gestures involved by clicking the
Show Video option for
each gesture item.
Select the gesture (Pinch
Zoom, Rotating, Three
Fingers
Down
and
Three Finger Flick) in the
Device Settings > Settings left tree menu
and click the Show Video
button to see the demonstration video.
For more details on any of
the gestures see the help
in the lower part of the
right menu window.
Figure 2 - 10
Mouse Properties Device Settings
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse 2 - 13
2
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
Scrolling
The Two-Finger scrolling feature works in most scrollable windows and allows you
to scroll horizontally and vertically. Place two fingers, slightly separated, on the
TouchPad surface and slide both fingers in the direction required (in a straight continuous motion).
2
Figure 2 - 11
Scrolling Gesture
Zooming
The Pinch Zoom gesture can be used to perform the same function as a scroll wheel
in Windows applications that support CTRL + scroll wheel zoom functionality.
Place two fingers on the TouchPad (for best results use the tips of the fingers) and
slide them apart to zoom in, or closer together to zoom out.
Figure 2 - 12
Zooming Gesture
2 - 14 TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
Rotating
Use the Pivot Rotate gesture to rotate objects (e.g. photos) in 90 degree increments.
Place a finger down on the left “target” zone and keep it stationary. Place another
finger near the middle of the TouchPad and slide it in a circular motion around the
stationary finger (clockwise or counterclockwise) to rotate the object.
2
Figure 2 - 13
Rotating Gesture
Three Finger-Flick/Three Fingers Down (Press)
The Three Finger-Flick gesture may be used to enhance navigation with a variety of
applications such as browsing the Internet or scrolling through a photo viewer. The
Three Fingers Down gesture may be used to launch user-selectable applications.
Figure 2 - 14
Flick/Press
Gesture
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse 2 - 15
Storage Devices, Mouse, & Audio
2
2 - 16
Power Management
Chapter 3: Power Management
Overview
To conserve power, especially when using the battery, your computer power management conserves power by controlling individual components of the computer
(the monitor and hard disk drive) or the whole system.
This chapter covers:
•
•
•
•
•
•
The Power Sources
Turning On the Computer
Power Plans
Power-Saving States
Configuring the Power Buttons
Battery Information

OS Note
Power
management
functions will vary slightly depending on your
operating system. For
more information it is
best to refer to the user’s
manual of your operating system.
(Note: All pictures used
on the following pages
are from the Windows 7
OS.)
The computer uses enhanced power saving techniques to give the operating system
(OS) direct control over the power and thermal states of devices and processors. For
example, this enables the OS to set devices into low-power states based on user settings and information from applications.
Overview 3 - 1
3
Power Management
The Power Sources
The computer can be powered by either an AC/DC adapter or a battery pack.
3
AC/DC Adapter
Use only the AC/DC adapter that comes with your computer. The wrong type of AC/
DC adapter will damage the computer and its components.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-In jack at the rear of the computer.
Plug the AC power cord into an outlet, and then connect the AC power cord to the
AC/DC adapter.
Raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle.
Press the power button on the top left of the computer for about 2 - 3 seconds to
turn the computer “on” (note that the power LED on the front of the computer will
turn from orange to green when the computer powers on).
Battery
The battery allows you to use your computer while you are on the road or when an
electrical outlet is unavailable. Battery life varies depending on the applications and
the configuration you're using. To increase battery life, let the battery discharge
completely before recharging (see “How do I completely discharge the battery?”
on page 3 - 15).
We recommend that you do not remove the battery. For more information on the battery, please refer to “Battery Information” on page 3 - 11.
3 - 2 The Power Sources
Power Management
Turning On the Computer
Now you are ready to begin using your computer. To turn it on simply press the power button on the front panel.
When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Stand by/Hibernate/
Shutdown hot-key button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and
holding the power button for longer than this will shut the computer down). Use
Power Options in the Windows control panel to configure this feature.

Shut Down
Note that you should always shut your computer down by choosing the Shut Down command from the bottom right of the Start menu in Windows. This will help prevent hard disk
or system problems.

Forced Off
If the system “hangs”,
and the Ctrl + Alt + Del
key combination doesn’t
work, press the power
button for 4 seconds, or
longer, to force the system to turn itself off.
Power Button as
Stand by or
Hibernate Button
You can use the OS’s
Power Options control
panel to set the power
button to send the system into Stand by or Hibernate mode (see your
OS’s documentation, or
“Configuring the Power Buttons” on page 3
- 8 for details).
Turning On the Computer 3 - 3
3
Power Management

3
Resuming
Operation
See Table 3 - 1, on
page 3 - 9 for information on how to resume
from a power-saving
state.
Password
It is recommended that
you enable a password
on system resume in order to protect your data.
Figure 3 - 1
Power Plan
Advanced Settings
(Win 7)
3 - 4 Power Plans
Power Plans
The computer can be configured to conserve power by means of power plans. You
can use (or modify) an existing power plan, or create a new one.
The settings may be adjusted to set the display to turn off after a specified time, and
to send the computer into Sleep after a period of inactivity.
Click Change plan settings and then click Change advanced power settings to access further configuration options in Advanced Settings.
Power Management
Each Windows power plan will also adjust the processor performance of your machine in order to save power. This is worth bearing in mind if you are experiencing
any reduced performance (especially under DC/battery power).
3
Choose High performance (you may need to click Show additional plans to view
the High performance plan) for maximum performance when the computer is powered from an AC power source. Choose the Power saver (bear in mind that this
scheme may slow down the overall performance of the computer in order to save
power) for maximum power saving when the computer is battery (DC power) powered.
Click to Show/Hide
additional
power plans
Figure 3 - 2
Power Plans (Win 7)
Power Plans 3 - 5
Power Management
Power-Saving States
3
You can use power-saving states to stop the computer’s operation and restart where
you left off. Win 7 uses the Sleep, Hibernate and Shut Down power-saving states.
Sleep
In Sleep all of your work, settings and preferences are saved to memory before the
system sleeps. When you are not using your computer for a certain length of time,
which you specify in the operating system, it will enter Sleep to save power.
The PC wakes from Sleep within seconds and will return you to where you last left
off (what was on your desktop) without reopening the application(s) and file(s) you
last used.
If your mobile PC in Sleep is running on battery power the system will use only a
minimum amount of power. After an extended period the system will save all the
information to the hard disk and shut the computer down before the battery becomes
depleted.
3 - 6 Power-Saving States
Power Management
Hibernate
Hibernate uses the least amount of power of all the power-saving states and saves
all of your information on a part of the hard disk before it turns the system off. If a
power failure occurs the system can restore your work from the hard disk; if a power
failure occurs when work is saved only to memory, then the work will be lost. Hibernate will also return you to where you last left off within seconds. You should
put your mobile PC into Hibernate if you will not use the computer for a period of
time, and will not have the chance to charge the battery.
3
Shut down
You should Shut down the computer if you plan to install new hardware (don’t forget to remove the battery and follow all the safety instructions in Chapter 6), plan
to be away from the computer for several days, or you do not need it to wake up and
run a scheduled task. Returning to full operation from Shut down takes longer than
from Sleep or Hibernate.
Figure 3 - 3
Start Menu Power
Power-Saving States 3 - 7
Power Management

3
Password
Protection
Configuring the Power Buttons
The power/sleep button (Fn + F4 key combo) and closed lid may be set to send the
computer in to a power-saving state. Click Choose what the power buttons do on
the left menu in Power Options to bring up the menu.
It is recommended that
you enable a password
on wake up in order to
protect your data.
However you can disable this setting from the
Power Options menu
by clicking Require a
password on wakeup
in the left menu, and selecting the options (click
Change settings that
are currently unavailable).
Figure 3 - 4
Power Options
Define Power
Buttons
3 - 8 Configuring the Power Buttons
Power Management
Resuming Operation
You can resume operation from power-saving states by pressing the power button,
or in some cases pressing the sleep button (Fn + F4 key combo).
Power Status
Icon
Color
Power Off
Off
Sleep
Blinking Green
To Resume
Press the Power Button
Press the Power Button

Closing the Lid
If you have chosen to
send the computer to
Sleep when the lid is
closed, raising the lid
will wake the system up.
Press the Sleep Button (Fn + F4 Key Combo)
Table 3 - 1
Off (battery)
Hibernate
Press the Power Button
Orange (AC/DC adapter)
Display Turned Off
Green
Resuming
Operation
Press a Key or Move the Mouse/Touchpad

Power Button
When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Sleep/Hibernate/Shut Down
hot key button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and holding the power
button for longer than this will force the computer to shut down).
Configuring the Power Buttons 3 - 9
3
Power Management

3
Power Conservation
Modes
The Energy Star setting
will result in maximum
power saving, but with
the possible loss of
some performance.
Power Conservation Modes
This system supports Energy Star power management features that place computers (CPU, hard drive, etc.) into a low-power sleep modes after a designated period
of inactivity. Adjust Power Conservation Modes from the Control Center:
1.
2.
3.
Press the Fn + Esc key combination to toggle the Control Center on/off.
Click either the Performance, Balanced or Energy Star button.
Click in a blank area of the icon or press a key on the keyboard to exit Power
Conservation Mode without making any changes.
Setting the mode to Balance will give power
saving matched with
performance.
Performance will give
optimum computer performance but with less
power conservation.
Figure 3 - 5
Control Center
3 - 10 Configuring the Power Buttons
Power Management
Battery Information

Follow these simple guidelines to get the best use out of your battery.
Low Battery
Warning
Battery Power
Your computer’s battery power is dependent upon many factors, including the programs you are running, and peripheral devices attached. You can set actions to be
taken (e.g. Shut down, Hibernate etc.), and set critical and low battery levels from
power plan Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings (see Figure
3 - 1 on page 3 - 4).
Click the battery icon
charge status.
in the notification area to see the current battery level and
When the battery is critically low, immediately
connect the AC/DC
adapter to the computer
or save your work, otherwise, the unsaved
data will be lost when
the power is depleted.
Figure 3 - 6
Battery Icon
(Notification Area) &
Battery Advanced
Settings
Battery Information 3 - 11
3
Power Management

3
Windows Mobility
Center
The Windows Mobility
Center control panel
provides an easy point
of access for information
on battery status, power
plans used and wireless
device status etc.
Conserving Battery Power
• Use a power plan that conserves power (e.g Power saver), however note that
this may have an affect on computer performance.
• Lower the brightness level of the LCD display. The system will decrease LCD
brightness slightly to save power when it is not powered by the AC/DC adapter.
• Reduce the amount of time before the display is turned off.
• Close wireless, Bluetooth, modem or communication applications when they are
not being used.
• Disconnect/remove any unnecessary external devices e.g. USB devices.
Figure 3 - 7
Windows Mobility
Center
3 - 12 Battery Information
Power Management
Battery Life
Battery life may be shortened through improper maintenance. To optimize the life
and improve its performance, fully discharge and recharge the battery at least
once every 30 days.
We recommend that you do not remove the battery yourself. If you do need to remove the battery for any reason (e.g. long term storage) see “Removing the Battery”
on page 6 - 3.
New Battery
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery (see “Battery FAQ”
on page 3 - 15 for instructions on how to do this).
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter
The battery pack automatically recharges when the AC/DC adapter is attached and
plugged into an electrical outlet. If the computer is powered on, and in use, it will
take several hours to fully recharge the battery. When the computer is turned off but
plugged into an electrical outlet, battery charge time is less. (Refer to “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9 for information on the battery charge status, and to “Battery Information” on page 3 - 11 for more information on how to maintain and properly
recharge the battery pack.)
Battery Information 3 - 13
3
Power Management
Proper handling of the Battery Pack

3
Caution
Danger of explosion if
battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the
same or equivalent type
recommended by the
manufacturer. Discard
used battery according
to the manufacturer’s instructions.
• DO NOT disassemble the battery pack under any circumstances.
• DO NOT expose the battery to fire or high temperatures, it may explode.
• DO NOT connect the metal terminals (+, -) to each other.

Damaged Battery Warning
Should you notice any physical defects (e.g. the battery is bent out of shape after being
dropped), or any unusual smells emanating from the notebook battery, shut your computer
down immediately and contact your service center. If the battery has been dropped we do
not recommend using it any further, as even if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly result in fire. It is
recommended that you replace your computer battery every two years.
3 - 14 Battery Information
Power Management
Battery FAQ
How do I completely discharge the battery?
Use the computer with battery power until it shuts down due to a low battery. Don’t
turn off the computer even if a message indicates the battery is critically low, just let
the computer use up all of the battery power and shut down on its own.
1.
2.
3
Save and close all files and applications.
Create a power plan for discharging the battery and set all the options to Never.
Figure 3 - 8
Power Plan Create
Battery Information 3 - 15
Power Management
3.
Click Change plan settings (after creating it) and click Change plan settings >
Change advanced power settings.
3
Figure 3 - 9
Change Plan
Settings / Change
Advanced Power
Settings
3 - 16 Battery Information
Power Management
4.
5.
Scroll down to Battery and click + to expand the battery options.
Choose the options below (click Yes if a warning appears):
3
Figure 3 - 10
Power Options
Advanced Settings Battery
•
•
•
•
•
Low battery levels = 0%
Critical battery Levels = 1%
Low battery action = Do Nothing
Critical battery action (On battery) = Shut Down
Critical battery action (Plugged in) = Do Nothing
Battery Information 3 - 17
Power Management
3
How do I fully charge the battery?
When charging the battery, don’t stop until the LED charging indicator light changes
from orange to green.
How do I maintain the battery?
Completely discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after
about 20 partial discharges.
3 - 18 Battery Information
Drivers & Utilities
Chapter 4: Drivers & Utilities
This chapter deals with installing the drivers and utilities essential to the operation or
improvement of some of the computer’s subsystems. The system takes advantage of
some newer hardware components for which the latest versions of most available operating systems haven’t built in drivers and utilities. Thus, some of the system components won’t be auto-configured with an appropriate driver or utility during
operating system installation. Instead, you need to manually install some system-required drivers and utilities.
What to Install
The Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc contains the drivers and utilities necessary for the proper operation of the computer. Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3
lists what you need to install and it is very important that the drivers are installed
in the order indicated.
Module Driver Installation
The procedures for installing drivers for the PC Camera, WLAN, Fingerprint, and
Combination Bluetooth & WLAN modules (you should also install the THX Studio Pro Audio and Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers as instructed in Chapter 7) are provided in “Modules” on page 7 - 1.

Driver Installation &
Power
When installing drivers make sure your
computer is powered
by the AC/DC adapter
connected to a working power source.
Some drivers draw a
significant amount of
power during the installation procedure, and if
the remaining battery
capacity is not adequate
this may cause the system to shut down and
cause system problems
(note that there is no
safety issue involved
here, and the battery will
be rechargeable within 1
minute).
What to Install 4 - 1
4
Drivers & Utilities
Driver Installation
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc and click Install Drivers (button), or Option Drivers (button) to access the Optional driver menu.
4
1.
2.
3.
Check the driver installation order from Table 4 - 1,
on page 4 - 3 (the drivers must be installed in
this order) which is the same as that listed in the
Drivers Installer menu below.
Click to select the driver you wish to install, (you
should note down the drivers as you install them).
Follow the instructions for each individual driver
installation procedure as listed on the following
pages.
Figure 4 - 1 - Drivers Installer Screen 1
Note: If you need to reinstall any driver, you should uninstall the
driver first.
4 - 2 Driver Installation
Figure 4 - 2 - Drivers Installer Screen 2
Drivers & Utilities
Windows 7 SP1 Driver
Page
Windows 7 SP1 Driver
Page
Chipset
Page 4 - 6
PC Camera Module
Page 7 - 15
Video (VGA)
Page 4 - 6
Wireless LAN Module
Page 7 - 23
NVIDIA Video (VGA)
Page 4 - 6
Intel® Wireless Display Application
Page 7 - 23
LAN
Page 4 - 6
Fingerprint Reader Module
Page 7 - 49
Card Reader
Page 4 - 7
Bluetooth Module
Page 7 - 61
TouchPad
Page 4 - 7
THX TruStudio Pro Audio
Page 7 - 76
Hot Key
Page 4 - 7
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver
(required for hard disks in AHCI & RAID modes)
Page 7 - 80
USB 3.0
Page 4 - 7
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Driver
Page 7 - 85
MEI Driver
Page 4 - 7
Audio
Page 4 - 7
Note all drivers provided are for Windows 7 with Service
Pack 1
Table 4 - 1 - Driver Installation
Note that for Intel and 3rd party WLAN & Bluetooth Combo modules you need to install both the WLAN &
Bluetooth drivers.
Driver Installation 4 - 3
4
Drivers & Utilities
4
Manual Driver Installation
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers
Click the Browse CD/DVD button in the Drivers Installer application and browse to the executable file in
the appropriate driver folder.
If you wish to update/reinstall individual drivers it
may be necessary to uninstall the original driver.To do
this go to the Control Panel in the Windows OS and
double-click the Programs and Features icon (Programs > Uninstall a program). Click to select the
driver (if it is not listed see below) and click Uninstall,
and then follow the on screen prompts (it may be necessary to restart the computer). Reinstall the driver as
outlined in this chapter.
Windows Update
After installing all the drivers make sure you enable
Windows Update in order to get all the latest security
updates etc. (all updates will include the latest hotfixes
from Microsoft). See “Windows Update” on page 4 8 for instructions.
If the driver is not listed in the Programs and Features menu:
1.
2.
3.
4.
4 - 4 Driver Installation
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to
Settings and click Control Panel).
Double-click Device Manager (Hardware and
Sound > Device Manager).
Double-click the device you wish to update/reinstall
the driver for (you may need to click “+” to expand
the selection).
Click Driver (tab) and click the Update Driver or
Uninstall button and follow the on screen prompts.
Drivers & Utilities
User Account Control
New Hardware Found
If a User Account Control prompt appears as part of
the driver installation procedure, click Continue/Allow, and follow the installation procedure as directed.
If you see the message “New Hardware Found” during the installation procedure (other than when outlined in the driver install procedure), click Cancel
to close the window, and follow the installation procedure.
Windows Security Message
If you receive a Windows security message as part of
the driver installation process. Just click “Install this
driver software anyway” or Install to continue the installation procedure.
You will receive this message in cases where the driver has been released after the version of Windows you
are currently using. All the drivers provided will have
already received certification for Windows.
Driver Installation 4 - 5
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Drivers & Utilities
Driver Installation Procedure
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc and click Install Drivers (button), or Option Drivers (button) to access the Optional driver menu.
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
Driver Installation General Guidelines
The driver installation procedure outlined in this Chapter (and in Chapter 7 Options & Modules), are accurate at the time of going to press.
Drivers are always subject to upgrade and revision so
the exact procedure for certain drivers may differ slightly. As a general guide follow the default on screen instructions for each driver (e.g. Next > Next > Finish)
unless you are an advanced user. In many cases a restart is required to install the driver.
Chipset
1. Click 1.Install Chipset Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Yes > Next > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
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Video (VGA)
1. Click 2.Install VGA Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Yes > Next > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
NVIDIA Video (VGA)
1. Click 3.Install nVIDIA VGA Driver > Yes.
2. Click AGREE AND CONTINUE (button) to
accept the terms of the license agreement.
3. Click Next > Next.
4. Click the RESTART NOW button to restart
the computer.
Note: After installing the video driver go to the Display/Display Settings control panel to adjust the video settings to the highest resolution.
LAN
1. Click 4.Install LAN Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install.
3. Click Finish.
Drivers & Utilities
Card Reader
1. Click 5.Install Cardreader Driver > Yes.
2. Click Finish.
TouchPad
1. Click 6.Install Touchpad Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click the button to accept the license, and then
click Next.
4. Click Finish > Restart Now to restart the computer.
Hot Key
1. Click 7.Install Hotkey AP > Yes.
2. Click Next > Next.
3. Click Finish > Finish to restart your computer.
USB 3.0
1. Click 8.Install USB 3.0 Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Yes > Next > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
MEI Driver
1. Click 9.Install MEI Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Yes > Next.
3. Click Finish.
Audio
1. Click 10. Install Audio Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
After installing the audio driver the system will not return to the Drivers Installer screen. To install any of
the optional drivers, eject the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and then reinsert it (or double-click the disc icon in My Computer), and click
Option Drivers (button) to access the optional driver
menu.
Driver Installation 4 - 7
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Drivers & Utilities
It is recommended that you install the THX Tru Studio Pro Audio application (see “THX TruStudio AP
Installation” on page 7 - 76) and Intel Rapid Storage
Technology driver (see “IRST Driver Installation”
on page 7 - 9 - required for AHCI & RAID mode).
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Windows Experience Index
After Video (VGA) driver has been installed, and the
system restarted, the OS will automatically run the
"Winsat.exe" to rate the performance. If you have restarted the system during this time then follow the instructions below to update the information.

Windows Update
After installing all the drivers make sure you enable Windows
Update in order to get all the latest security updates etc. (all updates will include the latest hotfixes from Microsoft).
To enable Windows Update make sure you are connected
to the internet:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings
and click Control Panel).
Click Windows Update (System and Security/Security).
Click Check for updates (button).
The computer will now check for updates (you need to be
connected to the internet).
Click Install now (button) to begin checking for the
updates.
Click Install updates (button) to install the updates.
4 - 8 Driver Installation
After the drivers are installed follow this procedure to
ensure an accurate rating from the Windows Experience Index (make sure the AC/DC adapter is plugged
in):
1. Click Start, and click Control Panel.
2. Click Performance Information and Tools
(System and Security > System > Check the
Windows Experience Index).
3. Click “Rate this computer/Refresh Now/Rerun the assessment”.
4. The computer will take a few minutes to assess
the system performance.
5. Close the control panel.
Drivers & Utilities
Optional Drivers
See the pages indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3 for the driver installation procedures for any modules included in your purchase option.
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Models A & B
Figure 4 - 3 - Optional Drivers Installer Screen
Note that for Intel and some 3rd party WLAN & Bluetooth Combo modules you need to install both the WLAN
& Bluetooth drivers.
Driver Installation 4 - 9
Drivers & Utilities
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4 - 10
BIOS Utilities
Chapter 5: BIOS Utilities
Overview
This chapter gives a brief introduction to the computer’s built-in software:
Diagnostics: The POST (Power-On Self Test)
Configuration: The Setup utility
If your computer has never been set up, or you are making important changes to the
system (e.g. hard disk setup), then you should review this chapter first and note the
original settings found in Setup. Even if you are a beginner, keep a record of the settings you find and any changes you make. This information could be useful if your
system ever needs servicing.
There is one general rule: Don’t make any changes unless you are sure of what you
are doing. Many of the settings are required by the system, and changing them could
cause it to become unstable or worse. If you have any doubts, consult your service
representative.

BIOS Screens
Note that the BIOS
screens pictured on
these pages are intended for guidance in setting up your system’s
BIOS.
BIOS versions are subject to constant change
and revision, therefore
your computer’s actual
screens may appear
slightly different from
those pictured on these
pages.
Overview 5 - 1
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BIOS Utilities
The Power-On Self Test (POST)
If you enable the Boot-time Diagnostic Screen in the Setup Utility, each time you
turn on the computer the system takes a few seconds to conduct a POST, including
a quick test of the on-board RAM (memory).
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As the POST proceeds, the computer will tell you if there is anything wrong. If there
is a problem that prevents the system from booting, it will display a system summary
and prompt you to run Setup.
If there are no problems, the Setup prompt will disappear and the system will load
the operating system. Once that starts, you can’t get into Setup without rebooting.
5 - 2 The Power-On Self Test (POST)
BIOS Utilities
Failing the POST
Errors can be detected during the POST. There are two categories, “fatal” and “nonfatal”.
Fatal Errors
These stop the boot process and usually indicate there is something seriously wrong
with your system. Take the computer to your service representative or authorized
service center as soon as possible.
Non-Fatal Errors
This kind of error still allows you to boot. You will get a message identifying the
problem (make a note of this message!) and you can then press F7 (the F7 on screen
will be highlighted to illustrate that the system is processing the request) for boot options.
Press F2 (give the system a few seconds to enter Setup; the F2 on screen will be
highlighted to illustrate that the system is processing the request) to run the Setup
program and try to correct the problem. If you still get an error message after you
change the setting, or if the “cure” seems even worse, call for help.
The Power-On Self Test (POST) 5 - 3
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BIOS Utilities

BIOS Settings
Warning
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Incorrect settings can
cause your system to
malfunction. To correct
mistakes, return to Setup and restore the Previous
Values
with
<F2>, or Optimized Defaults with <F3>.
The Setup Utility
The Aptio Setup Utility tells the system how to configure itself and manage basic
features and subsystems (e.g. port configuration).
Entering Setup
To enter Setup, turn on the computer and press F2 (give the system a few seconds
to enter Setup; the F2 on screen will be highlighted to illustrate that the system is
processing the request) during the POST (or press F7 for boot options). If you get a
“Keyboard Error”, (usually because you pressed F2 too quickly) just press F2 again.
If the computer is already on, reboot using the Ctrl + Alt + Delete combination and
then hold down F2 when prompted. The Setup main menu will appear.
To see the boot options press F7.
5 - 4 The Setup Utility
BIOS Utilities
Setup Screens
The following pages contain additional advice on portions of the Setup. Along the
top of the screen is a menu bar with menu headings. When you select a heading, a
new screen appears. Scroll through the features listed on each screen to make changes to Setup.
Instructions on how to navigate each screen are in the box at the bottom right side of
the screen.

Setup Menus
The
Setup
menus
shown in this section are
for reference only. Your
computer’s menus will
indicate the configuration appropriate for your
model and options.
Figure 5 - 1
Navigation Menu
If these tools are confusing, press F1 to call up a General Help screen, and then use
the arrow keys to scroll up or down the page.
The Item Specific Help on the upper right side of each screen explains the highlighted item and has useful messages about its options.
If you see an arrow next to an item, press Enter to go to a sub-menu on that subject. The sub-menu screen that appears has a similar layout, but the Enter key may
execute a command.
The Setup Utility 5 - 5
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BIOS Utilities
Main Menu
Figure 5 - 2
Main Menu
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System Time & Date (Main Menu)
The hour setting uses the 24-hour system (i.e., ØØ = midnight; 13 = 1 pm). If you
can change the date and time settings in your operating system, you will also change
these settings. Some applications may also alter data files to reflect these changes.
5 - 6 Main Menu
BIOS Utilities
SATA Port # (Main Menu)
Pressing Enter opens the sub-menu to show the configuration of a optical Device/
HDD on the computer’s SATA Ports.
System/Extended Memory (Main Menu)
This item contains information on the system memory, and is not user configurable.
The system will auto detect the amount of memory installed.
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MB Series / BIOS Revision / KBC/EC firmware Revision / VGA Card (Main
Menu)
This item contains information on the BIOS version and video card etc., and is not
user configurable.
Main Menu 5 - 7
BIOS Utilities
Advanced Menu
Figure 5 - 3
Advanced Menu
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Advanced Chipset Control (Advanced Menu)
The sub-menu here allows you to adjust the Bluetooth Power Setting and enable/
disable Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology.
5 - 8 Advanced Menu
BIOS Utilities
Bluetooth Power Setting (Advanced Menu > Advanced Chipset Control)
You can adjust the Bluetooth module power setting to your preference. The default
setting (Disabled) will see the Bluetooth module powered off when the system is
started up or restarted. Enabling the power setting will have the module retain the
last power status (on or off) before any restart or shut down.
Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology (Advanced Menu)
Enable/disable Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology from this menu. The rapid start
hibernation mode can resume power within 5 to 6 seconds and can remember your
computer's state with zero power.
SATA Mode (Advanced Menu)
You can configure SATA (Serial ATA) control to operate in IDE (native/compatible), AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) or RAID (Redundant Array of Independent disks) modes from this menu. The SATA Mode should be set BEFORE
installing an operating system, and after you have backed up all necessary files and
data (see sidebar). See “Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Mode” on page 7 - 2 for
details. Make sure you install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology application if
you have set the SATA Mode to RAID or AHCI “IRST Driver Installation” on
page 7 - 9.
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SATA Mode
Selection
If you have installed the
Windows 7 operating
system with either IDE,
AHCI or RAID mode enabled, DO NOT disable
the set mode (if you wish
to disable the set mode
you will need to reinstall
the Windows 7 OS).
Advanced Menu 5 - 9
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BIOS Utilities
Legacy USB Support (Advanced Menu)
Choose “Enabled” if you intend to use USB devices in systems which do not normally support USB functionality (e.g. DOS). The default setting is “Enabled” and
does not need to be changed if you intend to use your USB devices in Windows.
Boot Logo (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the Boot Logo screen at system startup.
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Power On Boot Beep (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the beep as the computer starts up.
Battery Low Alarm Beep (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the battery low alarm beep.
5 - 10 Advanced Menu
BIOS Utilities
Security Menu

Security Menu
The changes you make
here affect the access
to the Setup utility itself,
and also access to your
machine as it boots up
after you turn it on.
These settings do not
affect your machine or
network
passwords
which will be set in your
software OS.
Figure 5 - 4
Security Menu
Set Supervisor Password (Security Menu)
You can set a password for access to the Aptio Setup Utility. This will not affect
access to the computer OS (only the Aptio Setup Utility).
Security Menu 5 - 11
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BIOS Utilities

Password Warning
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If you set a boot password (Password on boot
is “Enabled“), NEVER
forget your password.
The consequences of
this could be serious. If
you cannot remember
your boot password you
must contact your vendor and you may lose all
of the information on
your hard disk.
5 - 12 Security Menu
Note: To clear existing passwords press Enter and type the existing password, then
press Enter for the new password (without typing any password entry) and Enter
again to confirm the password clearance.
Note: You can only set the user password after you have set the supervisor password.
Password on boot: (Security Menu)
Specify whether or not a password should be entered to boot the computer (you may
only set a password on boot if a supervisor password is enabled). If “Enabled”
is selected, only users who enter a correct password can boot the system (see the
warning in the sidebar). The default setting is “Disabled”.
Note: To clear existing passwords press Enter and type the existing password, then
press Enter for the new password (without typing any password entry) and Enter
again to confirm the password clearance.
BIOS Utilities
Boot Menu
Figure 5 - 5
Boot Menu

BIOS Screens
Note that the BIOS
screens pictured on
these pages are intended for guidance in setting up your system’s
BIOS.
When you turn the computer on it will look for an operating system (e.g. Windows
7) from the devices listed in this menu, and in this priority order. If it cannot find
the operating system on that device, it will try to load it from the next device in the
order specified in the Boot Option Priorities. Item specific help on the right is
available to help you move devices up and down the order.
BIOS versions are subject to constant change
and revision, therefore
your computer’s actual
screens may appear
slightly different from
those pictured on these
pages.
Boot Menu 5 - 13
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BIOS Utilities
Boot Option Priorities (Boot Menu)
Use the arrow keys to move up and down the menu and use the F5 and F6 keys to
move the device’s boot priority up and down the list (the selected device will be
highlighted in white).
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5 - 14 Boot Menu
BIOS Utilities
Exit Menu
Figure 5 - 6
Exit Menu
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Click Save Changes and Reset to save all changes made. Choosing to Discard
Changes, or Exit Discarding Changes, will wipe out any changes you have made
to the Setup. You can also choose to restore the original Setup defaults that will return the Setup to its original state, and erase any previous changes you have made in
a previous session.
Exit Menu 5 - 15
BIOS Utilities
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Upgrading The Computer
Chapter 6: Upgrading The Computer
Overview
This chapter contains information on upgrading the computer. Follow the steps outlined to make the desired upgrades. If you have any trouble or problems you can contact your service representative for further help. Before you begin you will need:
• A small crosshead or Phillips screwdriver
• A small regular slotted (flathead) screwdriver
• An antistatic wrist strap

Warranty Warning
Please check with your
service representative
before undertaking any
upgrade procedures to
find out if this will VOID
your warranty.
Before working with the internal components you will need to wear an antistatic
wrist strap to ground yourself because static electricity may damage the components.
The chapter includes:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Removing the Battery
Upgrading the Optical Device (Model A/B)
Upgrading the Optical Device (Model C)
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s)
Removing the Hard Disk from the Secondary HDD Bay (Model C)
Removing the Hard Disk from the Secondary HDD Bay (Model A/B)
Please make sure that you review each procedure before you perform it.
Overview 6 - 1
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Upgrading The Computer
When Not to Upgrade

Power Safety Warning
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Before you undertake
any upgrade procedures, make sure that
you have turned off the
power, and disconnected all peripherals and
cables (including telephone lines).
It is advisable to also remove your battery in order
to
prevent
accidentally turning the
machine on. Before removing the battery
disconnect the AC/DC
adapter from the computer first.
6 - 2 Overview
These procedures involve opening the system’s case, adding and sometimes replacing parts.You should not perform any of these upgrades if:
•
•
•
•
Your system is still under warranty or a service contract
You don’t have all the necessary equipment
You’re not in the correct environment
You doubt your abilities
Under any of these conditions, contact your service representative to purchase or replace the component(s).

Removal Warning
When removing any cover(s) and screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade, remember
to replace the cover(s) and screw(s) before turning the computer on.
Upgrading the Processor
If you want to upgrade your computer by replacing the existing processor with a faster/new one you will need to contact your customer service representative. We recommend that you do not do this yourself, since if it is done incorrectly you may
damage the processor or mainboard.
Upgrading The Computer
Removing the Battery
If you are confident in undertaking upgrade procedures yourself, for safety reasons
it is best to remove the battery. Before removing the battery disconnect the AC/
DC adapter from the computer first. Note that only Model A/B is pictured, however the procedure for removing the battery from Model C is the same.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn the computer off, remove the AC/DC adapter and turn it over.
Slide the latch 1 in the direction of the arrow.
Slide the latch 2 in the direction of the arrow, and hold it in place.
Slide the battery in the direction of the arrow 3 (note the Model C battery may be
levered up at point 4 ).
Lift the battery out of the compartment 5 .
1
3
2

Warranty Warning
Please check with your
service representative
before undertaking any
upgrade procedures to
find out if this will VOID
your warranty.
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Figure 6 - 1
Battery Removal
Battery
4
1
5
2
Removing the Battery 6 - 3
Upgrading The Computer

Secondary Hard Disk
Module (Models A/B)
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Model A and B computers also feature a secondary
hard
disk
module which is interchangeable the optical
CD/DVD device. Remove the optical device
as instructed here and
replace it with the HDD
module. If you need to
remove the HDD from
the module caddy see
page 6 - 14.
Upgrading the Optical Device (Model A/B)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Locate the hard disk bay cover and remove screws 1 & 2 .
Remove the hard disk bay cover 3 .
Remove the screw at point 4 , and use a screwdriver to carefully push out the
optical device at point 5 .
Reverse the process to install any new optical (CD/DVD) device.
1
2
3
Figure 6 - 2
Removing the
Optical (CD/DVD)
Device
5
4
6 - 4 Upgrading the Optical Device (Model A/B)
Upgrading The Computer
Upgrading the Optical Device (Model C)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Locate the secondary hard disk bay cover and remove screws 1 & 2 .
Remove the hard disk bay cover.
Remove the screw at point 3 , and use a screwdriver to carefully push out the
optical device out of the bay.
Reverse the process to install any new optical (CD/DVD) device.
3
6
1
2
Figure 6 - 3
Removing the
Optical (CD/DVD)
Device
Upgrading the Optical Device (Model C) 6 - 5
Upgrading The Computer
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HDD System Warning
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New HDD’s are blank. Before you begin make sure:
You have backed up any
data you want to keep from
your old HDD.
You have all the CD-ROMs
and FDDs required to install your operating system
and programs.
If you have access to the internet, download the latest
application and hardware
driver updates for the operating system you plan to install. Copy these to a
removable medium.
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s)
The hard disk Drive(s) can be taken out to accommodate other 2.5" serial (SATA)
hard disk drives with a height of 9.5mm (h) (see “Storage” on page D - 4). Follow
your operating system’s installation instructions, and install all necessary drivers
and utilities (as outlined in “Drivers & Utilities” on page 4 - 1), when setting up a
new hard disk.
Model C computers feature a primary and secondary hard disk bay (you may have
a second hard disk installed as part of a RAID). The procedure for removing the primary hard disk is the same for all models (see overleaf), and see also “Removing the
Hard Disk from the Secondary HDD Bay (Model C)” on page 6 - 11.
Model A and B computers also feature a secondary hard disk module which is interchangeable the optical CD/DVD device. Remove the optical device as instructed on
page 6 - 4 and replace it with the HDD module. If you need to remove the HDD from
the module caddy see “Removing the Hard Disk from the Secondary HDD Bay
(Model A/B)” on page 6 - 14.
6 - 6 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s)
Upgrading The Computer
Removing the Hard Disk from the Primary HDD Bay
Note that only Model A/B is pictured, however the procedure for removing the primary hard disk from Model C is the same (note the screw location differences).
1.
2.
3.
Turn the computer off, remove the AC/DC adapter, turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the hard disk bay cover and remove screws 1 & 2 (screw 2 is located
in a different position depending on your model).
Remove the hard disk bay cover by levering the cover at point 3 .
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RAID Hard Disks
All hard disks in a RAID
should be identical (the
same size and brand) in
order to prevent unexpected system behavior.
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3
1
Figure 6 - 4
HDD Bay Cover
Screws & Cover
Removal
2
1
3
For Model A/B
For Model C
3
2
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s) 6 - 7
Upgrading The Computer
4.
5.
Slide the HDD assembly in the direction of arrow 4
Remove the hard disk assembly 5 .
.
Figure 6 - 5
Hard Disk Assembly
Removal
6
4
5
6 - 8 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s)
Upgrading The Computer
6.
7.
Remove screws 6 & 7 and the insulation plate 8 .
Reverse the process to install a new disk and do not forget to install the insulation
plate.
6
8
Figure 6 - 6
Hard Disk Insulation
Plate Removal
7
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s) 6 - 9
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Upgrading The Computer
Inserting the Hard Disk Into the Primary HDD Bay
1.
2.
3.
6
Make sure the HDD assembly is aligned with the black taped area 1 .
When aligned, carefully insert the HDD assembly 2 into the case so that the
connectors line up.
Replace the hard disk bay covers and screws.
Figure 6 - 7
1
1
Primary HDD
Assembly Insertion
2
6 - 10 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s)
Upgrading The Computer
Removing the Hard Disk from the Secondary HDD Bay (Model C)
Note that the secondary hard disk (Model C if installed) is located under the optical
device bay (CD/DVD).
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn the computer off, remove the AC/DC adapter, turn it over and remove the battery.
Remove the optical device (see “Upgrading the Optical Device (Model C)” on
page 6 - 5)
When the optical device is removed the secondary HDD assembly will be visible.
Remove screws 1 - 3 from the secondary HDD assembly.

RAID Hard Disks
All hard disks in a RAID
should be identical (the
same size and brand) in
order to prevent unexpected system behavior.
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Figure 6 - 8
Secondary HDD
Assembly Screws
1
2
3
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s) 6 - 11
Upgrading The Computer
5.
6.
Slide the secondary HDD assembly in the direction of the arrow 4 (it will not
move fully out of the bay),
Lift the secondary HDD assembly 5 up out of the bay (in the reverse direction to
arrow 4 ).
4
6
Figure 6 - 9
Secondary HDD
Assembly Removal
(Model C)
5
5
6 - 12 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s)
Upgrading The Computer
7.
Remove screws 6 - 9 and the insulation plate 10 .
9
8
Figure 6 - 10
10
Secondary
Hard Disk Insulation
Plate Removal
(Model C)
6
7
8.
9.
10.
11.
6
Reverse the process to install a new disk (make sure you install the insulation plate).
Slide the HDD assembly into the bay at an angle as illustrated.
Make sure the insulation plate slides under the HDD bay guide at point 11 .
Slide the assembly in the direction of the arrow 12 and secure the assembly with
the screws (see Figure 6 - 8 on page 6 - 11).
Figure 6 - 11
12
Secondary
Hard Disk Assembly
Installation
(Model C)
11
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s) 6 - 13
Upgrading The Computer
Removing the Hard Disk from the Secondary HDD Bay (Model A/B)
Note that the secondary hard disk module is used to replace the optical device module (CD/DVD) in Model A & B computers.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn the computer off, remove the AC/DC adapter, turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the hard disk bay cover and remove screws 1 & 2 .
Remove the hard disk bay cover 3 .
Remove the screw at point 4 , and use a screwdriver to carefully push out the
secondary HDD module at point 5 .
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Figure 6 - 12
1
2
3
HDD Bay Cover
Removal &
Secondary HDD
Removal
(Model A/B)
4
6 - 14 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s)
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Upgrading The Computer
5.
6.
7.
8.
When the module is removed turn it over to access the rear.
Remove screws 6 - 9 from the secondary HDD module assembly.
Remove the hard disk 10 from the module caddy 11 .
Reverse the process to install a new hard disk.
6
7
9
10
8
Figure 6 - 13
Removing the
Secondary HDD
from the Module
Caddy
(Models A/B)
11
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive(s) 6 - 15
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Upgrading The Computer
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
The computer has four memory sockets for 204 pin Small Outline Dual In-line (SODIMM) DDR III (DDR3) type memory modules (see “Memory” on page D - 3).
The total memory size is automatically detected by the POST routine once you turn
on your computer.
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Note that four SO-DIMMs are only supported by Quad-Core CPUs; Dual-Core
CPUs support two SO-DIMMs maximum (see “Memory” on page D - 3 for full
details).
Two primary memory sockets are located under component bay cover (the bottom case cover), and two secondary memory sockets are located under the keyboard (not user upgradable). If you are installing only two RAM modules then
they should be installed in the primary memory sockets under the component
bay cover.
Note that the RAM located under the keyboard is not user upgradable. Contact your
service center for more information if you wish to upgrade the memory in the secondary memory sockets.
6 - 16 Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
Upgrading The Computer
Replacing the Primary System Memory Modules
1.
2.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Remove screws 1 - 4 from the bottom of the computer
.
1
2
2
4
3
4
1
3
Figure 6 - 14
Bottom Cover
Screws
Models A & B
3.
6
Model C
Slide the bottom cover until the cover and case indicators 5 are aligned.
Figure 6 - 15
5
Bottom Cover Move
Models A & B
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) 6 - 17
Upgrading The Computer
4.
Lift the bottom cover 6 off the computer case.
Figure 6 - 16
Bottom Cover
Removal

6
Contact Warning
6
Be careful not to touch
the metal pins on the
module’s
connecting
edge. Even the cleanest
hands have oils which
can attract particles, and
degrade the module’s
performance.
5.
Gently pull the two release latches ( 7 & 8 ) on the sides of the memory sockets)
in the direction indicated below.
7
8
9
Figure 6 - 17
RAM Module
Removal
6.
The RAM module 9 will pop-up, and you can remove it.
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Upgrading The Computer
7.
8.
Pull the latches to release the second module if necessary.
Insert a new module holding it at about a 30° angle and fit the connectors firmly
into the memory socket.
9. The module’s pin alignment will allow it to only fit one way. Make sure the module
is seated as far into the socket as it will go. DO NOT FORCE the module; it should
fit without much pressure.
10. Press the module in and down towards the mainboard until the socket levers click
into place to secure the module.
11. Replace the component bay cover (see the preceding pages).
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Upgrading The Computer
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Modules
Chapter 7: Modules
Overview
This chapter contains the information on the various modules (some of which are
optional) which may come with your computer, depending on the configuration
purchased. If you are unsure please contact your service representative.
The chapter includes information on the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Mode
PC Camera Module
Wireless LAN Module
Intel® Wireless Display Application
Fingerprint Reader Module
Bluetooth Module
THX TruStudio Pro Audio
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Driver
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Overview 7 - 1
Modules

RAID Hard Disks
All hard disks in a RAID
should be identical (the
same size and brand) in
order to prevent unexpected system behavior.
SATA Mode
Selection
7
The SATA mode selection should be made before installing your
operating system.
DO NOT change your
selected SATA mode
unless you intend to reinstall your operating
system. Make sure you
have backed up all your
data before doing so.
Setting Up SATA RAID or AHCI Mode
AHCI Mode
Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is an interface specification that allows
the storage driver to enable advanced serial ATA features such as Native Command
Queuing (for maximum hard disk efficiency and performance). AHCI mode can be
supported by one or two hard disks. Make sure you install the Intel® Rapid Storage
Technology application if you have set up your hard disk(s) in AHCI mode (see
“Intel Rapid Storage Technology” on page 7 - 9)
RAID
To configure your RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) system in Striping (RAID 0), Mirroring (RAID 1) or Recovery modes (see Table 7 - 1, on page 7 3) you will require at least two identical (see sidebar) hard disks. Note that if you
are using Advanced format hard disks that have a 4KB physical sector size, and
you are installing a Windows 7 release pre Service Pack 1, you will need to install
a driver from the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc at OS installation
(see page 8 - 21).
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Application
Make sure you install the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application if you
have set up your hard disk(s) in RAID mode (see “Intel Rapid Storage Technology” on page 7 - 9).
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RAID Level
Description
Table 7 - 1
RAID 0
Identical drives reading and writing data in parallel to increase performance. RAID 0
implements a striped disk array and the data is broken into blocks and each block is
written to a separate disk drive.
RAID Levels
RAID 1
Identical drives in a mirrored configuration used to protect data. Should a drive that is
part of a mirrored array fail, the mirrored drive (which contains identical data) will
handle all the data. When a new replacement drive is installed, data to the new drive is
rebuilt from the mirrored drive to restore fault tolerance.
Recovery
Two Identical drives copying data between a master and a recovery disk. This provides
more control over how data is copied between the master and recovery drives, fast
volume updates and the ability to view the data in Windows Explorer.

SATA Mode Selection
The SATA mode selection should be made before installing your operating system.
DO NOT change your selected SATA mode unless you intend to reinstall your operating
system. Make sure you have backed up all your data before doing so.

Array Types
A Mirrored Array
(RAID 1) provides full
data protection, as
data can simply be
copied from a healthy
disk to a replacement
for any failed disk.
A
Striped
Array
(RAID 0) is NOT faulttolerant. The failure of
one drive will result in
the loss of all data in
the array. It is designed to increase disk
performance
by
spreading the I/O load
across the channels
and drives.
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Modules
Prepare the following before setting up your serial ATA hard disks in RAID mode:
1.
2.
3.
The Microsoft Windows 7 OS DVD.
A hard disk installed in the Primary HDD bay.
AND
A second (identical) hard disk installed in the Secondary HDD bay.
The Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc.
Note that if you are using Advanced format hard disks that have a 4KB physical
sector size, and you are installing a Windows 7 release pre Service Pack 1, you will
need to install a driver from the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc at
OS installation (see page 8 - 21).
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SATA RAID Setup Procedure (BIOS)
1.
2.
Start-up your notebook computer and press <F2> to enter the BIOS.
Go to the Advanced menu, select "SATA Mode" and press Enter (see page 5 - 9).
• Select “RAID Mode”.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Press Esc and go to the Boot menu.
Set the DVD-ROM Drive (make sure the Microsoft Windows 7 OS DVD is
inserted) as the first device in the boot order from the Boot menu (see “Boot
Menu” on page 5 - 13).
Select Save Changes and Exit from the Exit menu (or press F4 and Enter) and
press Enter to exit the BIOS and reboot the computer.
See the instructions in “RAID Setup (Intel Matrix)” on page 7 - 6.
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RAID Setup (Intel Matrix)
1.
As the computer starts up press Ctrl + i to enter RAID configuration menu.
2.
3.
Select 1.Create RAID Volume and press Enter.
Type the RAID volume name and then press Tab or Enter to advance to the next
field.
Specify (use the up and down arrow keys) the RAID level (RAID 0, RAID 1 or
Recovery - see Table 7 - 1, on page 7 - 3) and then press Tab or Enter to
advance to the next field.
Figure 7 - 1
Intel(R) Rapid
Storage Technology
Option ROM

Recovery Level
7
When selecting disks for
the Recovery RAID level
you will need to use the
Tab key to select a Master disk, and the Space
key to select a Recovery disk.
You can select the synchronization
between
the disks to be Continuous (automatic) or On
Request (manually).
4.
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5.
Press Enter and the system will select the physical disks to use (see sidebar for
Recovery Level).
6. Press Enter and select (if applicable) the Strip Size (best set to default).
7. Press Enter and select the Capacity size (best set to default).
8. Press Enter to select Create Volume.
9. Press Enter to create the volume, and confirm the selection by pressing Y.
10. This will now return to the main menu.

Recovery Level
When selecting disks for
the Recovery RAID level
you will need to use the
Tab key to select a Master disk, and the Space
key to select a Recovery disk.
You can select the synchronization
between
the disks to be Continuous (automatic) or On
Request (manually).
Figure 7 - 2
RAID Created
11. Select 6.Exit and press Enter, then press Y to exit the RAID configuration menu.
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
Win7 (pre SP1) &
Advanced Format
Disks in a RAID
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Note that if you are installing a Windows 7
OS pre Service Pack 1,
and you are using Advanced format hard
disks that have a 4KB
physical sector size,
you will need to install a
driver from the Device
Drivers & Utilities +
User’s Manual disc at
OS installation (see
page 8 - 21).
12. Make sure the Windows 7 OS DVD is in the DVD drive. and as the computer
starts up it will automatically boot from the Windows 7 OS DVD (you will be
prompted to press a key to boot from the DVD).
13. Press Enter to continue installing the operating system as normal (see your
Windows documentation if you need help on installing the Windows OS - see
sidebar).
14. Install the Windows drivers from the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc as per Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3 (make sure you install the Intel Rapid
Storage Technology driver - see “IRST Driver Installation” on page 7 - 9).
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
The Intel Rapid Storage Technology application provides high-performance
SATA and SATA RAID capabilities. Install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology
application (after installing all necessary drivers in the correct order) to support
your RAID system or SATA drive if set up in AHCI mode in the BIOS (see “SATA
Mode (Advanced Menu)” on page 5 - 9).
IRST Driver Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 8.Install IRST Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Next > Yes > Next > Next.
5. Click Finish to restart the computer (you will need to restart the system
again after the computer has rebooted).
See the following pages for more information if you have set your hard disks up in
a RAID configuration.
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Intel® Rapid Storage Technology for RAID Systems
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application displays status information on your
RAID configuration. Run the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application from
the Intel item in the All Programs menu.
When the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application is launched the system
will open the Status window. Here you can view the general health of the storage
system. Various volume creation and management options are available depending
on the system’s status.
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Figure 7 - 3
Intel® Rapid
Storage Technology
Status
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Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Help
If a hard drive member of a RAID volume is reported as “Degraded” or “Failed” it
may be possible to recover the volume. If the volume cannot be restored then you
will need to recreate the RAID volume and restore the data from a back up. Click the
Help menu (or press F1) for instructions on how to recover or recreate RAID Volumes.

Help
Click the Help (or press
F1) menu button at the
top of the Intel® Rapid
Storage Technology
application.
Click Contents to view
the general list of subjects covered, click Index or Search for a
more specific help topics on a particular item.
Click More help on this
page at the bottom of
any page for page specific help.
Figure 7 - 4
Intel® Rapid
Storage
Technology
Help
Intel Rapid Storage Technology 7 - 11
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Modules
RAID Volume Data Verification and Repair
The RAID volume data verification process identifies any inconsistencies or bad
data on a RAID 0 or RAID 1 volume. The table outlines what occurs for each RAID
level:
Table 7 - 2
RAID Level
Verification &
Repair Status
7
RAID
Level
Verify
RAID 0
Bad blocks are identified.
Verify & Repair
N/A
Bad blocks are reassigned.
Bad blocks are identified.
RAID 1
Data on the mirrored drive is compared to
data on the source drive.
If the data on the mirrored drive does not
match the data on the source drive, the
data on the mirrored drive is overwritten by
the data on the source.
Replacing and Reverting Recovery and Master Volumes
If a master or recovery drive fails you will need to add a new identical drive and rebuild the recovery volume to the drive. You can also revert the master drive to the
state of the previous volume update. For details on how to do this see the help file
“Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Help” on page 7 - 11.
See over for details on how to verify and repair RAID volume data. Verification will
identify and repair data inconsistencies on the volume.
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Verifying and Repairing RAID Volume Data
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Before verifying the volume data you will need to initialize the volume.
Run the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application from the Intel item in the
Programs/All Programs menu.
Click Manage and click Advanced.
Click Initialize and click Yes (button) to begin the process.
The completion percentage will be listed under Status.
Figure 7 - 5
Intel® Rapid
Storage
Technology
Initialize
Intel Rapid Storage Technology 7 - 13
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Modules
6.
7.
Click Advanced and click Verify, then click Verify (button) to begin the process.
The completion percentage will be listed under Status (verifying and repairing).
Figure 7 - 6
7
Intel® Rapid
Storage
Technology
Verify
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PC Camera Module
Before installing the driver, make sure the PC Camera is on. Use the Fn + F10 key
combination, or Control Center button, to toggle power to the to the PC Camera module. Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4
- 3.
There are a number of different camera modules available with this computer model
series. You will have the appropriate application installed for your camera. Make
sure you access the application via the desktop shortcut.


Latest PC Camera
Driver Information
Check the Device Drivers
& Utilities + User’s Manual disc and any accompanying insert pages, for the
latest updated information
on the PC Camera driver,
which may override the information provided here.
PC Camera Display
PC Camera Application and Power-Saving States
If the computer enters Sleep or Hibernate mode while running the camera application, the
program will stop running, and will need to be restarted when the system resumes from the
power-saving state.
The PC Camera application software needs to be
run while the default notebook LCD is the selected
display device.
After a camera picture is
obtained on the default
notebook LCD, you may
then use the Fn + F7 to toggle through the display
modes (give the screen
time to refresh).
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Modules
PC Camera Driver Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 1.Install Webcam Driver > Yes.
4. Click Finish to restart the computer.
OR
Click Next > Finish.
5. Run the camera application program from the desktop shortcut (if the hardware is turned off use the Fn + F10 key combination, or Control Center button, to turn it on again).
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PC Camera Audio Setup
If you wish to capture video & audio with your camera, it is necessary to setup the
audio recording options in Windows.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
Click Sound (Hardware and Sound).
Click Recording (tab).
Right-click Microphone (Realtek High Definition Audio) and make sure the item is
not disabled.
5. Double-click Microphone (or select Properties from the right-click menu).
6. Click Levels (tab), and adjust the Microphone and Microphone Boost sliders to
the level required.
7. Click OK and close the control panels.
8. Run the camera application program from the desktop shortcut.
9. Go to the Devices menu heading and select Microphone (Realtek....) (it should
have a tick alongside it).
10. Go to the Capture menu heading and select Capture Audio (it should have a tick
alongside it).
11. To obtain the best sound recording quality enable Noise Supression in the
Realtek HD Audio Manager control panel (see “Setup for Audio Recording” on
page 2 - 8).
PC Camera Module 7 - 17
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Modules
Figure 7 - 7
Audio Setup for PC
Camera
Right-click
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Camera Application
The camera application is a video viewer for general purpose video viewing and testing, and for capturing video files to .avi format.
1.
2.
3.
Run the camera application from the desktop shortcut (it is recommended that you
set the capture file before the capture process - see below).
Go to the Capture menu heading (if you wish to capture audio check “PC Camera
Audio Setup” on page 7 - 17) and select Start Capture.
Click OK/Yes (the file location will be displayed in the pop-up box) to start
capturing the video, and press Esc to stop the capture (you can view the file using
the Windows Media Player).
Set Capture File
Prior to capturing video files you may select the Set Capture File... option in the
File menu, and set the file name and location before capture (this will help avoid accidentally overwriting files). Set the name and location then click Open, then set the
"Capture file size:" and click OK. You can then start the capture process as on the
previous page.
Note the important information in “Reducing Video File Size” on page 7 - 20 in
order to save file space, and help prevent system problems.
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Modules
Reducing Video File Size
Note that capturing high resolution video files requires a substantial amount of disk
space for each file. After recording video, check the video file size (right-click the
file and select Properties) and the remaining free space on your hard disk (go to My
Computer, right-click the hard disk, and select Properties). If necessary you can
remove the recorded video file to a removable medium e.g. CD, DVD or USB Flash
drive.
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Note that the Windows system requires a minimum of 15GB of free space on the C:
drive system partition. In order to prevent system problems it is recommended that
you save the captured video file to a location other than the C: drive (see “Set Capture File” on page 7 - 19), limit the file size of the captured video or reduce video
resolution (see below).
To Reduce Video Resolution Output Size:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Run the camera application program from the desktop shortcut.
Go to Options and scroll down to select Video Capture Pin....
Click the Output Size drop box and select a lower resolution size in order to
reduce the captured file size.
Click OK.
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Eliminating Screen Flicker
If you find that the video screen in the camera program is flickering, you can try to
adjust the setting in the Video Capture Filter options.
1.
2.
3.
Run the camera application from the desktop shortcut.
Go to Options and scroll down to select Video Capture Filter....
Click either 50Hz or 60Hz under Powerline Frequency (Anti Flicker).

Latest PC Camera
Driver Information
Check the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s
Manual disc, and any
accompanying
insert
pages, for the latest updated information on the
PC
Camera
driver,
which may override the
information
provided
here, including the figures pictured here.
Figure 7 - 8
Video Capture Filter
PC Camera Module 7 - 21
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Modules

Snapshot Folder
The Snapshot folder’s
default location is on the
desktop. Do not move
this folder or an error
may appear when you
try to take a still picture.
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Taking Still Pictures
The camera application allows you to take still pictures.
1.
2.
3.
Run the camera application from the desktop shortcut.
Go to Options and select Take Picture.
The picture (in JPEG format) will be placed in the Snapshot folder
desktop.
If you accidentally delete or move the folder,
you can create a new
Snapshot folder on the
desktop in order to capture the files.
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on the
Modules
Wireless LAN Module
If you have included an Intel® WLAN or 3rd party module in your purchase option, make sure that the Wireless LAN module is on before installing the driver.
Use the Fn + F11 key combination, or Control Center button, to toggle power to the
Wireless LAN module. Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in
Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3. The operating system is the default setting for Wireless
LAN control in Windows 7.
Note that for the Intel, and one of the 3rd party, WLAN & Bluetooth Combo modules you need to install both the WLAN & Bluetooth drivers.

Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure
the module(s) are OFF if
you are using the computer
aboard aircraft.
Use the Fn + F11 key combination to toggle power to
the WLAN module, and
check the LED to see if the
module is powered on or
not (see Table 1 - 5, on
page 1 - 15/Table 1 - 2, on
page 1 - 9).
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Modules

WLAN & Bluetooth
V4.0 Combo Driver
Important
Information
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The driver for the WLAN &
Bluetooth V4.0 Combo
module will install both the
WLAN & Bluetooth drivers
at the same time, and
therefore it is not necessary to install the Bluetooth driver separately (a
warning message will appear if you attempt to install
the Bluetooth driver).
The driver for the WLAN &
Bluetooth V4.0 Combo
module uses the standard
Windows Bluetooth configuration
settings
(see
“Standard
Bluetooth
Configuration in Windows 7” on page 7 - 72).
There are two different drivers provided for 3rd party WLAN & Bluetooth combo
modules (one for the V3.0 Bluetooth combo module and one for the V4.0 Bluetooth
combo module). The appropriate driver for your system will be installed from the
Option Drivers menu in the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc.
3rd Party 802.11b/g/n Driver Installation
If you see the message “Found New Hardware” click Cancel to close the window.
1. Make sure the module is powered on, and then insert the Device Drivers
& Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 2.Install WLAN Driver > Yes.
Driver Version 1 (for WLAN & Bluetooth Combo V3.0):
4. Choose the language you prefer and click Next > Next.
5. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Driver Version 2 (for WLAN & Bluetooth Combo V4.0):
4. Click Next.
5. Click Finish to restart the computer (see sidebar for important information).
Note: The operating system is the default setting for Wireless LAN control in Windows (see page 7 - 26).
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Intel® Wi-Fi Link Series Driver Installation
If you see the message “Found New Hardware” click Cancel to close the window.
1. Make sure the module is powered on, then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 2.Install WLAN Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Next.
5. Click the button to accept the license and click Next.
6. Click Typical (button) or Custom (button).
7. Click Install > Finish.
Note: The operating system is the default setting for Wireless LAN control in Windows (see overleaf).

Intel(R) PROSet/
Wireless
Access the Intel PROSet Wireless tools (Statistics and Diagnostic
tools) from the Start
menu (Start > Programs/All Programs >
Intel PROSet Wireless). These tools provide diagnostic and
statistical
information
only (use the WLAN
control in Windows to
connect to a WLAN access point).
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
Network and
Sharing Center
You can also use the Network and Sharing Center control panel in
Windows (Network and
Internet) to connect to
any available wireless
networks.
Connecting to a Wireless Network in Windows 7
Make sure the Wireless LAN module is turned on.
1.
Click the notification area wireless icon , and then double-click an access point
to connect to or click to Open Network and Sharing Center if you do not see a
network you want to connect to in the notification area menu (a list of options will
appear allowing setting changes, and creating a new network).
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Figure 7 - 9
Click Notification
Area Icon Menu &
Network and
Sharing Center
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2.
3.
4.
You may need to enter a security key for any access point to which you are trying
to connect.
Click to select a network location (e.g. Home, Work or Public).
Click “View or change settings in Network and Sharing Center” to access
further options for the connection.
Figure 7 - 10
Network Location
Set
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Wireless LAN Module 7 - 27
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
Security Enabled
Networks
5.
6.
Click the notification area icon
to see any currently connected networks.
To disconnect from the wireless network you can click the notification area wireless
icon , click the active connection and then click Disconnect (button).
You should try to make
sure that any network you
are connecting to is a secure network.
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Connecting to unsecure networks may allow unauthorized access to your
computer, documents, websites and files etc.
Figure 7 - 11
Click Notification
Area Icon Menu Disconnect
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Intel® My WiFi Configuration
Intel® My WiFi Technology uses your WLAN (for Intel WLAN modules only)
module to allow you to connect up to eight other WiFi enabled devices (e.g. digital
cameras, other computers, cell phones, handheld devices etc.) to your computer
(similar to Bluetooth), while still connecting to the Internet through your WiFi wireless connection. Intel® My WiFi Technology offers greater range and speed than
other personal area networks, and does not require an access point.

Intel® My WiFi Help
To get help on Intel®
My WiFi configuration
and settings, access the
Intel® My WiFi Utility
from the Start menu
(Start > Programs/All
Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless > Intel My
WiFi Technology), or by
clicking the notification
area icon
. Click the
Help icon
and
select a help topic from
the Contents menu.
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Intel® My WiFi Configuration
You can configure the My WiFi settings as follows.
1.
2.
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Access the Intel® My WiFi Utility from the Start menu (Start > Programs/All
Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless > Intel My WiFi Technology), or by doubleclicking the notification area icon .
Click Enable
(on the first run of the program there will be no connected
devices listed).
Figure 7 - 12
Intel® My WiFi
Utility
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3.
4.
5.
Click Start and click Control Panel.
Click Network and Sharing Center (Network and Internet).
Click Change adapter settings.
Figure 7 - 13
Network and
Sharing Center
Click Change
adapter settings
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Wireless LAN Module 7 - 31
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6.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection and select Properties.
Figure 7 - 14
Network
Connections
Right-click Wireless Network
Connection and select Properties.
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7.
8.
9.
Click Sharing (tab) and select “Allow other network users to connect through
this computer’s Internet connection”.
Select Wireless Network Connection under Home networking connection.
Click OK.
Click “Allow other network
users to connect through
this computer’s Internet
connection”.
Select Wireless Network
Connection.
Figure 7 - 15
Wireless Network
Connection
Properties Sharing
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10. Access the Intel® My WiFi Utility from the Start menu (Start > Programs/All
Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless > Intel My WiFi Technology), or by doubleclicking the notification area icon .
11. Click Profiles
.
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Figure 7 - 16
Intel® My WiFi
Utility - Profiles
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12. Click Profiles, click Intel Wireless PAN and click Edit or New (Note that all
preset settings may not be editable - see sidebar).
Figure 7 - 17
Profiles

Profile Settings
13. You can change the Profile Name and Network Name to your personal
preferences in General (tab).

Profile and Network Names
The Profile Name is the name as displayed on your computer in the Network Connections control panel
(see Figure 7 - 19 on page 7 - 36).
The Network Name (SSID) is the
name the devices see when they try
to connect to your computer.
Profiles that are preset
may not be fully editable. To edit all the
profile settings, click
New to create a new
profile and adjust the
settings to your preferences.
Figure 7 - 18
Intel® My WiFi
Profile Settings General
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14. Click Security (tab).
15. Change the Security Type to WEP and the Encryption Type to 64bit.
16. Enter a password (8 characters long) in the Password box.
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Figure 7 - 19
Intel® My WiFi
Profile Settings Security
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17. Click Sharing (tab).
18. It is recommended that the Filter Network Traffic and DHCP and DNS Server
are Disabled.
Figure 7 - 20
Intel® My WiFi
Profile Settings Sharing
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19. Click Advanced (tab).
20. It is recommended that the Default Channel is set to Channel 1, 6 or 11.
21. Click OK to save the settings.
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Figure 7 - 21
Intel® My WiFi
Profile Settings Advanced
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22. Double-click Wireless Network Connection in Network Connections.
23. Click Details to display the Network Connection Details.
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Figure 7 - 22
Wireless Network
Connection Details
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24. Access the Intel® My WiFi Utility from the Start menu (Start > Programs/All
Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless > Intel My WiFi Technology), or by clicking
the notification area icon .
25. To add a new device follow the instructions in the devices’ user guide for
connecting to a WiFi network.
26. Click Add New Device in Intel® My WiFi Utility to confirm the security settings
detail.
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Figure 7 - 23
Intel® My WiFi
Utility
(Add New Device)
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Intel WLAN & Bluetooth Combo Module High-Speed Data
Transfer Configuration
You will need to configure the following settings to enable high-speed wireless data
transfer as supported by Intel Wireless LAN & Bluetooth Combo modules (note this
information applies to Intel WLAN & Bluetooth Combo modules only).
1.
Go the Windows control panel and double-click Device Manager (in Hardware
and Sound under Devices and Printers).
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Figure 7 - 24
Devices and
Printers
(Device Manager)
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Click Network adapters to expand the sub-menu.
Double-click the Intel WiFi Link .... module.
Click Advanced (tab).
Click 802.11n Channel Width for band 2.4 under “Property:”.
Click the pull-down menu under “Value:”
Click to select Auto.
Click OK and close the control panels.
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Figure 7 - 25
Intel WiFi Link
Properties
(Advanced)
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Windows Mobility Center
The Windows Mobility Center control panel provides an easy point of access for
information on battery status, power plans used and wireless device status etc.
To access the Windows Mobility Center:
1.
2.
3.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control
Panel).
Double-click Windows Mobility Center (Mobile PC).
Click the button to Turn wireless off/on, or click the icon
to access the network
menu.
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Figure 7 - 26
Windows Mobility
Center
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
Compatible
Adapters
For a list of compatible
display and audio adapters check the Intel website, or your service
center.
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Intel® Wireless Display Application
The Intel® Wireless Display Application (requires Intel® Centrino WLAN/
Combo module), in conjunction with a compatible video adapter (purchased separately), allows you to display the contents of the notebook display on another display (e.g. HDTV) without the need to have cables stretching across a room. You can
then play games, browse the internet, display videos or photo slide shows on your
TV/external display without using HDMI or A/V cables.
Before configuring the Intel® WiDi application you will need to set up your compatible adapter with your display/speakers. Connect the adapter using an HDMI or
A/V cable and turn on the display (or in the case of speakers connect them to the
wireless speaker adapter with the cables provided with the adapter), and then set the
display to the appropriate input channel (see the documentation supplied with your
compatible adapter for full details).
Intel® WiDi also incorporates Intel® Wireless Music which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your computer to speakers connected to a compatible
wireless speaker adapter (purchased separately).
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Intel® WiDi Application Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 3.Install WiDi AP > Yes.
4. Click Next.
5. Click the button to accept the license and click Next.
6. Click Finish.
Intel® Wireless Music Driver Installation
If you wish to use your system to stream wireless audio to speakers connected to a
compatible wireless speaker adapter you will need to install the Intel(R) Wireless
Music Driver.
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
2. Click Browse and browse to the driver location (X: denotes your DVD
drive):
• X:\Options\02WLAN\Intel\WMusic\autorun.exe
3.
4.
5.
6.
Click Next.
Click the button to accept the license and click Next.
Click Finish.
Follow the procedure overleaf to setup WiDi or Wireless Music.
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Intel® WiDi Application Configuration
1.
2.
3.
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Click Start > All Programs > Intel Corporation > Intel(R) Wireless Display >
Intel(R) Wireless Display, or double click the icon
on the desktop.
Click I agree to the terms of this license (button).
The application will scan for any connected compatible adapters (or you can click
the Scan for available adapters button to enable Intel My WiFi Technology).
Figure 7 - 27
Intel® WiDi Scan
7 - 46 Intel® Wireless Display Application
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4.
5.
6.
Click to select any detected adapters, and click Connect.
The system will then prompt you to enter the 4-digit security code which will be
displayed on the external TV Screen (or press the connect button on the wireless
speaker adapter).
Enter the code for the video adapter and click Continue.
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Figure 7 - 28
Intel® WiDi Connect
& Enter Security
Code
Intel® Wireless Display Application 7 - 47
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7.

8.
You will then be prompted to enter a name for the video adapter and click
Continue.
Click Finished to complete the setup.
Test Audio Adapter
To verify a successful
audio connection (for Intel® Wireless Music),
select the “Test your
audio connection” link
or select “Finished” to
bypass the test.
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You can select “Play
Sample” to play an audio test sample from
your adapter to the connected speaker set.
Figure 7 - 29
Intel® WiDi
Connected
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Fingerprint Reader Module
The fingerprint reader Protector Suite Software provides a high level of security
for your computer. Make sure you have administrator’s rights to your computer, and
have a Windows password enabled for full security protection. A further level of security and control is provided in the BIOS (see “Security Menu” on page 5 - 11).
The fingerprint reader and Protector Suite Software allow you to:
•
•
•
•
•
Access or Lock your computer
Protect sensitive files
Display and file your favorite web pages
Fill in frequently used dialogs
Run your favorite applications
If you have included the fingerprint reader in your purchase option you will need to
install the driver as per the instructions below.

Password Warning
If you set passwords for
any of the security modules, NEVER forget your
password.
The consequences of
this could be serious. If
you cannot remember
your boot password you
must contact your vendor and you may lose all
of the information on
your hard disk.
Make sure you have administrator’s rights to your computer, and have a Windows
password enabled for full security protection.
Before beginning the enrollment process it is recommended that you go through the
fingerprint tutorial (see Figure 7 - 30 on page 7 - 51).
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Fingerprint Reader Driver Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers.
3. Click 4.Install Fingerprint Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next.
5. Click the button to accept the license and click Next.
6. Click Next > Install.
7. Click Finish > Yes to restart the computer.
8. Click Start > All Programs > AuthenTec TrueSuite.
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AuthenTec TrueSuite Application
The AuthenTec TrueSuite application is used in conjunction with your fingerprint
reader to enroll fingerprints and manage settings etc.
User Enrollment
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Click Start > All Programs > AuthenTec TrueSuite.
Click Yes when you have identified your fingerprint sensor ( 10 / 9 Fingerprint
Reader Module in Figure 1 - 2 on page 1 - 7/Figure 1 - 3 on page 1 - 8).
Click Yes when you are ready to enroll your fingerprints.
Click on the fingerprint diagram to select any finger to enroll.
You will be required to enter your Windows password (you will be prompted to
create a password if you have not already done so) at this point (click OK to
confirm the password entry).
Swipe the finger until the progress bar reaches 100% to enroll that finger.

Fingerprint
Enrollment
Note that it is strongly recommended that you enroll
more than one finger in
case of injury etc.
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Figure 7 - 30
Fingerprint
Enrollment
Fingerprint Reader Module 7 - 51
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7.

Help
Click the Help
icon
and select a help topic
from
the
drop-down
menu. Get more help will
provide a more comprehensive list of help topics.
You will be prompted to select another finger for enrollment (it is recommended
that you enroll a number of fingers - see sidebar).
8. Click the button to continue once you have enrolled a number of fingerprints.
9. Enter the required information and click the button to register your software, or
click to register later.
10. Your fingerprints will now be enrolled (you may enroll any additional fingerprints at
any time).
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Figure 7 - 31
AuthenTec
TrueSuite
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Settings
Click the Settings
button on the menu bar to access the personalization settings
for AuthenTec TrueSuite. Here you can choose to enable/disable Website Log On,
QuickLaunch, Fast User Switching and the desktop icon. You can also select the
Theme and export/import identities. Click the Save button to save any changes
made.
Figure 7 - 32
AuthenTec
TrueSuite - Settings
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Windows Log On
Windows log on allows you to gain access to your computer by swiping your finger
across the fingerprint reader sensor. Use the Biometric Devices control panel (in the
Hardware & Sound category) in Windows to turn Biometrics on/off when required. Access the Biometric Devices control panel and select Change biometric
settings to turn the biometrics on or off, or to allow users to log on to Windows using
fingerprints.
Figure 7 - 33
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Biometric Devices
Control Panel
(Windows Hardware
& Sound)
When Biometrics is on, and “Allow users to log on to Windows using their fingerprints” is enabled, simple swipe you finger across the reader to log on to Windows.
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Website Log On
Use a fingerprint swipe to log on to websites to help you avoid having to remember
user names and passwords across multiple websites (browsers supported are Internet
Explorer, Firefox and Chrome).
Registering a Website
1.
2.
3.
4.
Use your web browser to navigate to the website required.
Enter your user name and password and sign in to the website.
An AuthenTec TrueStudio dialog box will pop-up.
Click Save Password to register the website.
Figure 7 - 34
Save Password
5.
The website will now be registered (and your log on and password information will
be bolometrically stored) and you will be prompted to swipe a finger to log on to the
website in future.
Figure 7 - 35
Log On to Website
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QuickLaunch
QuickLaunch allows you to drag and drop icons (which represent websites, folders,
applications and/or computer actions) to any enrolled finger and then swipe your finger to launch the icons assigned to that finger.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Click Start > All Programs > AuthenTec TrueSuite.
Click Select Category
(button) to group icons if required.
Drag and drop an icon to an enrolled finger.
To launch the website, folder, application and/or action just swipe your finger
across the sensor.
If you have entered the log on information for the website then a single swipe will
launch the website(s), load the log on page and log on to your account.
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Figure 7 - 36
QuickLaunch
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Adding a Website to QuickLaunch
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Click Start > All Programs > AuthenTec TrueSuite.
Click the Add Website button on the menu bar and the dialog box will be displayed.
Enter the website URL, name, icon and category as required.
Click Save and an icon will be associated with the selected website.
To delete an icon right-click it and select Delete Icon and it will no longer be
associated with the finger.
Figure 7 - 37
QuickLaunch
Add Website
Fingerprint Reader Module 7 - 57
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Dock View
Dock View displays the website icons across the bottom of the screen. Each icon
wiLl have an associated web card which displays the website information, user name
and password etc. This information may be edited or deleted as required.
Figure 7 - 38
Dock View
Editing a Web Card
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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Click Start > All Programs > AuthenTec TrueSuite.
Left-click a web card to bring up the associated information.
You can click the reveal/hide password button
to see or hide the password.
Make any changes required and click Save to confirm the changes.
To delete a web card left-click it and click the Delete icon.
Click Print to print and web card and the password will be shown in plain text.
You can Print all web cards from the menu bar button if required.
Figure 7 - 39
QuickLaunch
Add Website
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Exporting and Importing Your Identity
You can export your identity to backup your information, or to move it to another
computer.
Exporting Your Identity
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Click Start > All Programs > AuthenTec TrueSuite.
Click the Settings button on the menu bar.
Click Export My Identity.
You will be required to enter and confirm a passphrase and click Next.
Browse to a location to Save the file.
Swipe a finger to confirm the export.
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Importing Your Identity
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Click Start > All Programs > AuthenTec TrueSuite.
Click the Settings button on the menu bar.
Click Import My Identity.
Browse to the location where the file is saved.
Select the file and click Open.
Type your passphrase and click Next.
The information will then be imported.
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AuthenTec KeepSafe
The KeepSafe folder is an encrypted area assigned on your hard drive that allows
you to store files and folders to be protected by fingerprint protection. The folder
will appear on your desktop (if selected in the Personalization Settings) and in My
Computer, but will not be visible to other users of your computer.
To lock/unlock the KeepSafe folder right-click it to display the context menu and
select Unlock/Lock. You will be required to authenticate when unlocking the folder
using either a fingerprint swipe or Windows password.
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To add files to KeepSafe folder just open the folder and drag and drop files into the
folder. You may also right-click any file to bring up the context menu and select Add
to KeepSafe (you can select whether or not to keep or delete the original file).
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Bluetooth Module
If your purchase option includes the Combination Wireless LAN & Bluetooth
module (either Intel® or 3rd Party) then install the driver as instructed overleaf.
Follow the instructions on page 7 - 68 to configure the Bluetooth settings.
Use the Fn + F12 key combination to toggle power to the Bluetooth module.
When the Bluetooth module is powered on the indicator
will briefly be displayed.

Bluetooth Data Transfer
Note that the transfer of data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device is supported in
one direction only (simultaneous data transfer is not supported). Therefore if you are copying a
file from your computer to a Bluetooth enabled device, you will not be able to copy a file from the Bluetooth enabled device to your computer until the file transfer process from the computer has been completed.
• For 3rd party Bluetooth modules see the information provided overleaf on the
two drivers provided.

Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure
the module(s) are OFF if
you are using the computer
aboard aircraft.
Use the Fn + F12 key combination to toggle power to
the Bluetooth module, and
check the LED indicator to
see if the module is powered on or not (see Table 1
- 5, on page 1 - 15/Table 1
- 2, on page 1 - 9).
• For Intel Bluetooth modules see the installation procedure see “Intel Bluetooth Combo Driver Installation” on page 7 - 71 and “Intel Bluetooth Combo
Driver Installation” on page 7 - 71.
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
Bluetooth In Device
Manager
(For Driver Version 2
Bluetooth V4.0)
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Note that although the Bluetooth device will appear in
the Device Manager in Windows, it will not be able to be
accessed by the Windows
software until you have installed the WLAN & Bluetooth
combo
driver
version 2 (see “3rd Party
802.11b/g/n Driver Installation” on page 7 - 24).
3rd Party Bluetooth Combo Driver Installation Information
There are two different drivers provided for 3rd party WLAN & Bluetooth combo
modules for this computer.
• Driver Version 1 (for WLAN & Bluetooth Combo V3.0) requires the Bluetooth driver to be installed separately (see overleaf).
• Driver Version 2 (for WLAN & Bluetooth Combo V4.0) will install both the
WLAN & Bluetooth drivers at the same time, and therefore it is not necessary to
install the Bluetooth driver separately from the WLAN driver, which should
have already been installed (a warning message will appear if you attempt to
install the Bluetooth driver).
•
Use the “3rd Party Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Settings” on page 7 - 64 to
configure the Bluetooth settings for Driver Version 1 (Bluetooth V3.0).
• Use the “Intel Bluetooth Combo Driver Installation” on page 7 - 71 to configure the Bluetooth settings for Driver Version 2 (Bluetooth V4.0).
The appropriate driver for your system will be installed from the Option Drivers
menu in the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc.
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3rd Party Bluetooth Combo Driver Version 1 Installation
Note this driver is required for the 3rd Party combo Bluetooth and WLAN module
version 1 (Bluetooth V3.0) only.
1. Before installing the driver make sure the Bluetooth module is powered
on (use Fn + F12 key combination), then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive. If a Found New Hardware window appears, click Cancel in all windows that appear, and then
proceed to install the driver as below.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 5.Install Combo BT Driver > Yes.
4. Choose the language you prefer and click OK.
5. Click Next.
6. Click the button to accept the license and click Next.
7. Click Next > (select if you want to create an icon to appear on the desktop)
Next > Install.
8. Click Finish.
9. The My Bluetooth icon will appear on the desktop and the Bluetooth
item will be installed in the Programs/All Programs menu.
10. See “3rd Party Bluetooth Networking Setup” on page 7 - 67 for information on Bluetooth networking.

High Speed Bluetooth
Data Transfer
The Combination Wireless LAN & Bluetooth
module supports high
speed data transfer. However to achieve such
transfer speeds, both devices must support
high speed data transfer.
To obtain high speed
data transfer make sure
that both the WLAN and
Bluetooth modules are
powered on.
Check your Bluetooth
compatible device’s documentation to confirm it
supports high speed data
transfer.
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
Bluetooth Module &
Resuming From Sleep
Mode
The Bluetooth module’s default state will be off after resuming from the Sleep
power-saving state. Use the
key combination (Fn + F12)
to power on the Bluetooth
module after the computer
resumes from Sleep.
3rd Party Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Settings
This information applies to the combo Bluetooth and WLAN module driver version 1 (Bluetooth V3.0) only. For driver version 2 (Bluetooth V4.0) see “Standard
Bluetooth Configuration in Windows 7” on page 7 - 72.
1.
2.
3.
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Figure 7 - 40
My Bluetooth
Settings
7 - 64 Bluetooth Module
Make sure the Bluetooth module is powered on.
Double-click the My Bluetooth application on the desktop (or access it from the
Programs/All Programs menu).
Click My Bluetooth Settings (menu heading).
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4.
5.
Click General Settings
to change the computer name that other Bluetooth
devices will see, and click the tickbox to Allow Bluetooth devices to find this
computer
Click OK to confirm the settings.
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Figure 7 - 41
General Settings
Bluetooth Module 7 - 65
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6.
7.
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Figure 7 - 42
File Transfer
Settings
7 - 66 Bluetooth Module
Click File Transfer Settings
to Enable sharing of my files with other
Bluetooth devices.
Click OK to confirm the settings.
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3rd Party Bluetooth Networking Setup
This information applies to the combo Bluetooth and WLAN module driver version 1 (Bluetooth V3.0) only.
1.
2.
3.
Make sure the Bluetooth module is powered on.
Double-click the My Bluetooth application on the desktop (or access it from the
Programs/All Programs menu).
Click My Bluetooth Settings (see Figure 7 - 40 on page 7 - 64).
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Figure 7 - 43
Network Settings
4.
5.
6.
Click Network Settings (make sure the Bluetooth module is powered on.
Click Enable Bluetooth Network and click OK.
A message will appear in the notification area to confirm that the network driver
has been installed.
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
Bluetooth Module &
Resuming From Sleep
Mode
The Bluetooth module’s default state will be off after resuming from the Sleep
power-saving state. Use the
key combination (Fn + F12)
to power on the Bluetooth
module after the computer
resumes from Sleep.
3rd Party Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module Configuration
Setup your Bluetooth Device so the Computer Can Find it
1.
2.
Turn your Bluetooth device (e.g. PDA, mobile phone etc.) on.
Make the device discoverable (to do this check your device documentation).
To Turn the Bluetooth Module On
1.
Press the Fn + F12 key combination to power on the Bluetooth module.
To Add a Bluetooth Device
1.
2.
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Figure 7 - 44
My Bluetooth
Devices
7 - 68 Bluetooth Module
Double-click the My Bluetooth application on the desktop (or access it from the
Programs/All Programs menu).
Double-click the device you want to pair with the computer (if no devices appear
press F5 or click the Refresh button to search for devices).
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3.
You will then be presented with a menu of options to select from.
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Figure 7 - 45
Bluetooth Device
Options
4.
Click the appropriate button to connect to the device.
Bluetooth Module 7 - 69
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5.
6.
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Figure 7 - 46
Bluetooth Pairing
Code & Connection
Established
7 - 70 Bluetooth Module
You may need to allow the connection from your device, and you will then need to
provide a passcode from the device.
You can then enter the passcode on the computer and click OK to establish the
connection.
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Intel Bluetooth Combo Driver Installation
Note this driver is required only for the Intel combo Bluetooth and WLAN module
only.
1. Before installing the driver make sure the Bluetooth module is powered
on (use Fn + F12 key combination), then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive. If a Found New Hardware window appears, click Cancel in all windows that appear, and then
proceed to install the driver as below.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 5.Install Combo BT Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Next.
5. Click the button to accept the license and click Next.
6. Click Next > Finish.
7. See over for configuration instructions.
Note that, at the time of going to press, Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230, Intel®
Centrino Advanced 6235 WLAN & Bluetooth combo modules use the standard
Bluetooth configuration in Windows 7 (see “Intel Bluetooth Combo Driver Installation” on page 7 - 71). Do not use the Bluetooth & WLAN Combo settings information outlined from page 7 - 64 to page 7 - 70. See also “Intel® WLAN &
Bluetooth V3.0+HS Combo Modules” on page 8 - 20.

High Speed Bluetooth
Data Transfer
The Combination Wireless LAN & Bluetooth
module supports high
speed data transfer. However to achieve such
transfer speeds, both devices must support
high speed data transfer.
To obtain high speed
data transfer make sure
that both the WLAN and
Bluetooth modules are
powered on.
Check your Bluetooth
compatible device’s documentation to confirm it
supports high speed data
transfer.
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Standard Bluetooth Configuration in Windows 7

Add a Device
Click Start, and click Control Panel and then click
Devices and Printers
(Hardware and Sound).
Click Add a device to
search for any available
Bluetooth devices.
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Bluetooth Module &
Resuming From Sleep
Mode
For Intel and 3rd Party Driver Version 2 (Bluetooth V4.0) modules only.
Setup your Bluetooth Device so the Computer Can Find it
1.
2.
Turn your Bluetooth device (e.g. PDA, mobile phone etc.) on.
Make the device discoverable (to do this check your device documentation).
To Turn the Bluetooth Module On
1.
2.
3.
Press the Fn + F12 key combination to power on the Bluetooth module.
A Bluetooth icon will appear in the notification area.
You can then do any of the following to access the Bluetooth Devices control
panel.
•
Double-click the notification area icon
•
Click/Right-click the notification area icon
to access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.
and choose an option from the menu.
The Bluetooth module’s default state will be off after
resuming from the Sleep
power-saving state. Use
the key combination (Fn +
F12) to power on the Bluetooth module after the computer resumes from Sleep.
Figure 7 - 47
Bluetooth Devices &
Click Icon Menu
7 - 72 Bluetooth Module
Add a device
Right-Click Notification Area Icon
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To Add a Bluetooth Device
1.
2.

Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel and click Add a device.
Double-click the device you want to pair with the computer.
Pairing Options
If a device has been previously connected then
the pairing option menu
will appear when you attempt subsequent connections. You can choose
to have the computer create a pairing code for you,
use the device’s existing
pairing code or you can
pair certain devices without using a code.
Figure 7 - 48
3.
On first connection the computer will provide you with a pairing code to be entered
onto the device.
Add a Device
Bluetooth Module 7 - 73
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4.

Figure 7 - 49
Pairing Codes
Pairing Code
Example
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Enter the code into your Bluetooth enabled device and follow any on-screen
instructions to complete the pairing.
The example outlined here shows a connection to
a mobile device. Other devices e.g. computers,
may have a slightly different connection procedure, and may require you to confirm a pairing
code is correct on both devices. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the pairing.
5.
6.
7.
Figure 7 - 50
Pairing Complete &
Bluetooth Device
Enabled
7 - 74 Bluetooth Module
Windows will check to see if any drivers are required to complete the pairing.
Follow any on-screen instructions on the computer if device drivers are required to
be installed.
Click Close.
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To Change Settings for the Bluetooth Device
1.
2.
•
•

Click the notification area icon and select Show Bluetooth Devices.
Right-click on the device you want to change and click Properties to:
Bluetooth Help
Change the name of the device (click Bluetooth, type a new name and click OK).
Enable/Disable a service (click Services, clear/tick the check box next to the service and click OK).
To Make your Computer Discoverable to Bluetooth Devices
1.
2.
3.
Click the notification area icon and select Open Settings.
Click Options, and make sure that Allow Bluetooth devices to find this
computer check box (Discovery) has a tick inside it.
Make sure that the Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect
check box (Connections) has a tick inside it, if you want to be notified when a
Bluetooth device wants to connect.
To get help on Bluetooth
configuration and settings, select Help and
Support from the Start
menu. Type Bluetooth in
the Search Help box, and
select an item from the returned search results to
get more information.
Figure 7 - 51
Bluetooth Settings Options
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
THX TruStudio &
Speaker
Configuration
Note that THX TruStudio Pro will be disabled when you are
connecting to an external display through an
HDMI connection.
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THX TruStudio Pro Audio
Install the THX TruStudio AP to allow you to configure the audio settings to your
requirements for the best performance in games, music and movies.
THX TruStudio AP Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 6.Install THX TruStudio AP > Yes.
4. Choose the language you prefer and click Next.
5. Click Yes to accept the license.
6. Click Next.
7. Click Full Installation (button).
8. Click Next > Finish to restart the computer.
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THX TruStudio Pro Activation
On the first run of THX TruStudio Pro you will need to activate the application.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
To activate the application you will need to be connected to the internet.
Double-click the THX Activate icon
on the desktop and click the Activate
button.
The program will connect to the internet to verify the activation key.
Click Finish to complete the application activation.
Restart the computer after the process is complete.

THX Audio & HDMI
Note that the THX audio
effects do not apply to
audio
generated
through an HDMI connection.
Fn + 5 Audio Toggle
(Models C & D Only)
THX TruStudio Pro Application
The application can be run from the shortcut in the Start menu (Start > All Programs >Creative > THX TruStudio Pro Settings).
Power On/Off
Menu
The Fn + 5 key combination allows you to toggle the audio system
between stereo and surround modes.
Note that if you press
the key combination to
switch to stereo mode
then the THX TruStudio Pro will be disabled.
Figure 7 - 52
Collapse/Expand View
THX TruStudio Pro
Menu
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Modules
THX Control Panel
Each control has an On/Off button to allow you to enable/disable the control, and
most controls feature a slider to adjust the levels (the subwoofer may be turned on/
off).
Figure 7 - 53
Menu
THX TruStudio Pro
Controls
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•
•
•
•
Surround: Provides virtual sound channels to control the level of immersion.
Crystalizer: Enhances audio to make it sound livelier.
Speaker: Enhances the bass level of the sound system.
Smart Volume: Minimizes sudden volume changes to avoid the need for constant adjustment.
• Dialog Plus: Enhances dialogue levels for movies etc.
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THX TruStudio Pro & HDMI
1.
2.
3.
When you connect an HDMI display to the HDMI-Out port, the THX Tru Studio Pro
controls will be disabled.
A warning box will pop-up and will prompt “Do you want to select another audio
device now?”.
Click No to continue using the HDMI audio output from your external display (do
not attempt to select another audio device when connected to the external HDMI
display).
Figure 7 - 54
Menu
THX TruStudio Pro
HDMI Display
Warning
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Modules
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver
Install the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology to support your SATA drive if set up
in AHCI mode in the BIOS (see “SATA Mode (Advanced Menu)” on page 5 - 9)
or if you have set up your hard disks in a RAID configuration (see“Setting Up SATA
RAID or AHCI Mode” on page 7 - 2).
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1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 7.Install IRST Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Next > Yes > Next > Next.
5. Click Finish to restart the computer (you will need to restart the system
again after the computer has rebooted).
If you have an Solid State Drive (SSD) module included in your purchase option
you may configure Intel® Smart Response Technology for your system (see
over).
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Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology is an Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
(RST) caching feature that accelerates computer system performance by using the
SSD as cache memory between the hard disk drive and system memory.
System Requirements to support Intel® Smart Response Technology:
• System BIOS with SATA mode set to RAID (see ““SATA Mode (Advanced
Menu)” on page 5 - 9).
• Intel Rapid Storage Technology software installed.
• A single HDD or multiple HDD’s in a single RAID volume.
• A Solid State Drive (SSD) with a minimum capacity of 18.6GB.
See overleaf for instructions on enabling Intel® Smart Response Technology.
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Modules
Enabling Intel Smart Response Technology
1.
2.
Run the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application from the All Programs
menu.
Click Enable acceleration either under Status or Accelerate.
Figure 7 - 55
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Enable
Acceleration
3.
4.
Select the SSD to be used as a cache device.
Select the size from the SSD to be allocated for the cache memory (any remaining
space on the SSD can be used for data storage using the simple data single-disk
RAID 0 volume that is automatically created).
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5.
6.
Select the HDD (or RAID volume) to be accelerated (it is highly recommended that
you accelerate the system volume or system disk for maximum performance).
Select the acceleration mode, and then click OK (Enhanced mode is selected by
default).
Note: Enhanced mode (default): Acceleration optimized for data protection.
Maximized mode: Acceleration optimized for input/output performance.
Figure 7 - 56
Enable
Acceleration
Options
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Modules
7.
7
The page will refresh and report the new configuration in Acceleration.
Figure 7 - 57
Intel® Rapid
Storage
Technology
Accelerate
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Intel® Rapid Start Technology Driver
Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology can resume power from Hibernation within 5 to
6 seconds and can remember your computer's previous state with zero power.
System Requirements to support Intel® Rapid Start Technology:
• Rapid Start Technology should be enabled in the BIOS (see ““Intel(R) Rapid
Start Technology (Advanced Menu)” on page 5 - 9).
• Intel Rapid Storage Technology software installed.
• A Solid State Drive (SSD) with a minimum capacity of 18.6GB.
See overleaf for instructions on enabling Intel® Rapid Start Technology.
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Modules
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Configuration
1.
2.
3.
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Enable/disable Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology from the BIOS (see “Intel(R)
Rapid Start Technology (Advanced Menu)” on page 5 - 9).
Go the Windows control panel and double-click Administrative Tools (System
and Security)> Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management
Right-click the SSD and select Shrink Volume from the menu.
Figure 7 - 58
Computer
Management
(Shrink SSD
Volume)
Shrink Volume
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4.
Enter the figure, which should be equal to amount of system memory (RAM)
in your computer, in “Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB”.
Figure 7 - 59
Shrink Volume
Size
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5.
Click Shrink (any unallocated file space may be formatted for storage use).

Memory Size (Amount of Space to Shrink)
The figure entered in the “Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB” field above should be equal
to the amount of system memory in your computer. In the example above the system memory is 4GB
(1024MB * 4 = 4096GB). If you are unsure of your total system memory (RAM) then go to System
control panel (System and Security) and check Installed memory (RAM). The memory size will be displayed in GB so convert by multiplying the GB figure by 1024 to get the total in MB (e.g. 8GB =
8192MB).
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Modules
6.
7.
Click the Start menu and type “CMD” in the search box.
Click CMD from the found list.
8.
9.
Type “DISKPART”.
At the DISKPART command type “list disk”.
Figure 7 - 60
Search for CMD
Prompt
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Figure 7 - 61
Diskpart - List Disk
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10. Type “select disk #” (# is disk number where you want to create the store partition,
so refer to the results obtained from "list disk" for exact disk number).
11. The message “Disk # is now the selected disk.” will appear.
Figure 7 - 62
Diskpart - Select
Disk #
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12. Type “create partition primary”.
13. A “DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.” message should
appear.
Figure 7 - 63
Diskpart - Create
Partition
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Modules
14. Type “detail disk”.
Figure 7 - 64
Diskpart - Detail
Disk
15. Type “select Volume #” (# is volume of your storage partition so refer to results
obtained from "detail disk" for the exact volume number).
16. The message “Volume # is now the selected volume.” will appear.
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Figure 7 - 65
Diskpart - Select
Volume #
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17. Type “set id=84 override” (the id must be set to 84).
Figure 7 - 66
Diskpart - Set
id=84 Override
18. The message “DiskPart successfully set the partition ID.” will appear.
19. Close the CMD window.
20. Go the Windows control panel and double-click Administrative Tools (System
and Security)> Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management.
21. The disk partition should read Healthy Hibernation Partition.
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Figure 7 - 67
Healthy (Hibernation Partition)
Computer
Management
(Healthy
Hibernation
Partition)
22. Restart the computer.
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Modules
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Driver Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 8.Install Rapid Start Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Next > Yes > Next > Next.
5. Click Finish to restart the computer.
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Troubleshooting
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting
Overview
Should you have any problems with your computer, before consulting your service representative, you may want
to try to solve the problem yourself. This chapter lists some common problems and their possible solutions. This
can’t anticipate every problem, but you should check here before you panic. If you don’t find the answer in these
pages, make sure you have followed the instructions carefully and observed the safety precautions in the preface.
If all else fails, talk to your service representative. You should also make a record of what happened and what
remedies you tried.
Of course, if something goes wrong, it will happen at the most inconvenient time possible, so you should preview
this section just in case. If, after you’ve tried everything, and the system still won’t cooperate, try turning it off
for a few minutes and then rebooting. You will lose any unsaved data, but it may start working again. Then call
your service representative.
Overview 8 - 1
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Troubleshooting
Basic Hints and Tips
Many of the following may seem obvious but they are often the solution to a problem when your computer appears not to be working.
• Power - Is the computer actually plugged into a working electrical outlet? If plugged into a power strip,
make sure it is actually working. Check the LED Power Indicators (see “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9)
to see the computer’s power status.
• Connections - Check all the cables to make sure that there are no loose connections anywhere.
• Power Savings - Make sure that the system is not in Hibernate or Sleep mode by pressing the keys configured in your Power Options (see “Configuring the Power Buttons” on page 3 - 8), the Fn + F4 key combination, or power button to wake-up the system.
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• Brightness - Check the brightness of the screen by pressing the Fn + F8 and F9 keys to adjust the brightness (see Table 1 - 5, on page 1 - 15).
• Display Choice - Press Fn + F7 to make sure the system is not set to “external only” display.
• Boot Drive - Make sure there are no optical media and/or USB storage devices in any connected drive
when you start up your machine (this is a common cause of the message “Invalid system disk - Replace the
disk, and then press any key” / “Remove disks or other media. Press any key to restart”).
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Troubleshooting
Backup and General Maintenance
• Always backup your important data, and keep copies of your OS and programs safe, but close to hand.
Don’t forget to note the serial numbers if you are storing them out of their original cases, e.g. in a CD wallet.
• Run maintenance programs on your hard disk and OS as often as you can. You may schedule these programs to run at times when you are not using your computer. You can use those that are provided free with
your OS, or buy the more powerful dedicated programs to do so.
• Write down your passwords and keep them safe (away from your computer). This is especially important if
you choose to use a Boot password for the SCU (see “Security Menu” on page 5 - 11).
• Keep copies of vital settings files such as network, dialup settings, mail settings etc. (even if just brief
notes).

Warranty
The CPU is not a user serviceable part. Opening this compartment, or accessing the CPU in any way, may violate your warranty.
Backup and General Maintenance 8 - 3
8
Troubleshooting
Viruses
• Install an Anti-Virus program and keep the definitions file (the file which tells your program which viruses
to look for) up to date. New computer viruses are discovered daily, and some of them may seriously harm
your computer and cause you to lose data. Anti-Virus programs are commercially available and the definitions file updates are usually downloadable directly from the internet.
• Be careful when opening e-mail from sources you don’t know. Viruses are often triggered from within email attachments so take care when opening any attached file. You can configure most Anti-Virus programs to check all e-mail attachments. Note: You should also beware of files from people you know as the
virus may have infected an address book and been automatically forwarded without the person’s knowledge.
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• Keep a “Bootable CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/USB storage device” (this CD/DVD/USB device provides basic
information which allows you to startup your computer) handy. You may refer to your OS’s documentation
for instructions on how to make one, and many Anti-Virus programs will also provide such a disk (or at
least instructions on how to make one).
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Troubleshooting
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software
• Do not be tempted to make changes to your Windows Registry unless you are very sure of what you are
doing, otherwise you will risk severely damaging your system.
• Don’t open your computer or undertake any repair or upgrade work if you are not comfortable with what
you are doing.
• Read the documentation. We can assume, since you are reading this that you are looking at the computer’s
manual, but what about any new peripheral devices you have just purchased? Many problems are caused by
the installation of new hardware and/or software. Always refer to the documentation of any new hardware
and/or software, and pay particular attention to files entitled “READ ME” or “READ ME FIRST”.
• When installing a new device always make sure the device is powered on, and in many cases you will need
to restart the computer. Always check that all the cables are correctly connected.
• Make sure you have installed the drivers for any new hardware you have installed (latest driver files are
usually available to download from vendor’s websites).
• Thoroughly check any recent changes you made to your system as these changes may affect one or more
system components, or software programs. If possible, go back and undo the change you just made and see
if the problem still occurs.
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Troubleshooting
• Don’t over complicate things. The less you have to deal with then the easier the source of the problem may
be found; Example - if your computer has many devices plugged into its ports, and a number of programs
running, then it will be difficult to determine the cause of a problem. Try disconnecting all of the devices and
restarting the computer with all the peripheral devices unplugged. A process of elimination (adding and
removing devices and restarting where necessary) will often find the source of a problem, although this may
be time consuming.
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8 - 6 Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software
Troubleshooting
Problems & Possible Solutions
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
You turned the power on
but it doesn’t work.
Battery missing / incorrectly installed. Check the battery bay, make sure the battery is present and
seated properly (the design of the battery only allows it to go in one way). Make sure there’s
nothing interfering with the battery contacts.
The Battery LED power
indicator
, is blinking
orange.
Low Battery. Plug in the AC power source. If the computer doesn’t start up immediately, turn it off
then on again.
You are losing battery
power too quickly.
The system is using too much power. If your OS has a Power Options scheme (see “Power
Plans” on page 3 - 4) check its settings. You may also be using a USB device/external device
that is drawing a lot of power.
Actual battery operating
time is shorter than
expected.
The battery has not been fully discharged before being recharged. Make sure the battery is fully
discharged and recharge it completely before reusing (see “Battery Information” on page 3 11).
Check the settings of any active power plan (see “Power Plans” on page 3 - 4).
A peripheral device/USB device is consuming a lot of power. Turn off/remove the unused device
to save power.
Unwelcome
numbers
appear when typing.
If the LED
is lit, then Num Lock is turned ON. (see “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9).
Problems & Possible Solutions 8 - 7
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The computer feels too
hot.
Make sure the computer is properly ventilated and the vents/fan intakes are not blocked. If this
doesn’t cool it down, put the system into Hibernate mode or turn it off for an hour. Make sure the
computer isn’t sitting on a thermal surface (see “Overheating” on page 1 - 20). Make sure
you’re using the correct adapter.
Make sure that your notebook is completely powered off before putting it into a travel bag (or any
such container). Putting a notebook which is powered on in a travel bag may cause the vents/fan
intakes to be blocked.
Nothing
screen.
appears
on
The system is in a power saving mode. Toggle the Fn + F4 (see “Configuring the Power
Buttons” on page 3 - 8).
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The screen controls need to be adjusted. Toggle the screen control Fn + F8/F9 key combinations.
If you’re connected to an external monitor, make sure it’s plugged in and turned on. You should
also check the monitor’s own brightness and contrast controls.
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The computer is set for a different display. Toggle the screen display key Fn + F7 combination. If
an external monitor is connected, turn it on.
The screen saver is activated. Press any key or touch the TouchPad.
No image appears on
the external monitor I
have plugged in and
powered on.
You haven’t installed the video driver and configured it appropriately from the Control Panel. See
“Video Driver Controls” on page C - 1 for instructions on installing and configuring the video
driver.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
You forget
password.
the
Possible Cause - Solution
boot
If you forget the password, you may have to discharge the battery of the CMOS. Contact your
service representative for help.

Password Warning
If you choose to set a boot password, NEVER forget your password. The consequences of this could be serious. If you cannot
remember your boot password you must contact your vendor and you may lose all of the information on your hard disk.
The sound cannot be
heard or the volume is
very low.
The volume might be set too low. Check the volume control in the Volume Control Panel in the
Windows notification area, use the key combination Fn + F5 and F6 to adjust the system volume
(see “Audio Features” on page 2 - 7) to adjust.
The
compact
cannot be read.
The compact disc is dirty. Clean it with a CD-ROM cleaner kit.
disc
The compact disc tray
will not open when there
is a disc in the tray.
The compact disc is not correctly placed in the tray. Gently try to remove the disc using the eject
hole (see “Loading Discs” on page 2 - 3).
The
DVD
regional
codes can no longer be
changed.
The code has been changed the maximum 5 times. See “DVD Regional Codes” on page 2 - 5.
Problems & Possible Solutions 8 - 9
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Troubleshooting
8
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The TouchPad doesn’t
work.
The Touchpad has been disabled. Press the Touchpad toggle (Fn + F1) key combination (make
sure you have installed the Touchpad driver.
I am sliding my finger up
and down on the right
side of the TouchPad to
scroll a Window and the
TouchPad does not
respond.
There are different TouchPad versions available on this computer, and this version requires
tapping/holding to scroll. Either tap repeatedly, or hold the finger down, at the top or bottom right
of the touchpad (depending on the scrolling direction required) to scroll the window.
The system freezes or
the screen goes dark.
The system’s power saving features have timed-out. Use the AC/DC adapter, press a key on the
keyboard, or press the sleep (Fn + F4) key combination, or press the power button if no LEDs are
lit.
The system never goes
into a power saving
mode.
Power Options features are not enabled. Go to the Windows Power Options menu and enable
the features you prefer (see “Power-Saving States” on page 3 - 6). Make sure you have
enabled Hibernate mode from the control panel.
The
Wireless
LAN/
Bluetooth/PC Camera
modules
cannot
be
detected.
The modules are off. Check the appropriate LED indicator to see if the modules are on or off (see
Table 1 - 5, on page 1 - 15). If the LED indicator is not illuminated, then press the appropriate
function key combination in order to enable the modules.
The
Wireless
LAN/
Bluetooth/PC Camera
modules
cannot
be
configured.
The driver(s) for the module(s) have not been installed. Make sure you have installed the driver
for the appropriate module (see the instructions in Chapter 7 “Modules” for the appropriate
module).
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
When a DVD is played in
Windows Media Player/
Media Center, the audio
track in other languages
(commentaries etc.) is
not clear if connected to
the S/PDIF-Out Jack.
This is an issue with Windows Media Player/Media Center and audio output through the S/PDIFOut Jack. We recommend that you use the Power DVD application to play DVDs.
Nothing appears on the
screen when the PC
Camera software is run.
You have selected an external display as the default display device. The PC Camera application
software needs to be run while the default notebook LCD is the selected display device.
After a camera picture is obtained on the default notebook LCD, you may then use the Fn + F7 to
toggle through the display modes (give the screen time to refresh).
If you have selected an external display as your display device do not run the PC Camera
software application until you have switched back to the notebook LCD.
A file cannot be copied
to/from a
connected
Bluetooth device.
The transfer of data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device is supported in one
direction only (simultaneous data transfer is not supported). If you are copying a file from
your computer to a Bluetooth enabled device, you will not be able to copy a file from the Bluetooth
enabled device to your computer until the file transfer process from the computer has been
completed
The Bluetooth module is
off after resuming from
Sleep.
The Bluetooth module’s default state will be off after resuming from the Sleep power-saving state.
Use the key combination (Fn + F12) to power on the Bluetooth module after the computer
resumes from Sleep.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
No sound can be heard
through
an
HDMI
connected display.
You have not configured the HDMI audio output. See “HDMI Audio Configuration” on page C 21.
Audio Volume is too
low
when
listening
through headphones.
You have set the Speaker Configuration to 5.1 or 7.1 Speaker. It is recommended that you set the
Speaker Configuration to Stereo (not to 5.1 or 7.1 Speaker) when listening through
headphones in order to maximize audio quality. See “Audio Features” on page 2 - 7.
The THX TruStudio Pro
audio controls don’t work
when the system is
connected to an external
display through an
HDMI cable.
Note that THX TruStudio Pro will be disabled when you are connecting to an external display
through an HDMI connection. See “THX TruStudio Pro & HDMI” on page B - 23.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The computer is off (or in
Sleep
Mode)
but
powered by the AC/DC
adapter plugged in to a
working outlet, or by
battery with a capacity
above 20%. I have
plugged a device into
the powered USB port
in order to charge it, but
the device is not
charging.
The port is not powered on. Toggle power to the port using the Fn + power button combination.
This function may not work with certain external USB compliant devices (check your device’s documentation). If this is the case, power the computer on and connect the external USB device
in order to charge it.
Note that this function is designed to help charge USB compliant devices, but is not designed
to allow their operation.
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Problems & Possible Solutions 8 - 13
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The Bluetooth module
is
experiencing
problems/ 2 Bluetooth
adapters appear in the
Device Manager under
Bluetooth Radios.
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There is a conflict between an existing Bluetooth module and a Bluetooth & WLAN combination
module. You should have only one Bluetooth module installed in order to prevent any
conflicts (this includes the Bluetooth element of any combination WLAN & Bluetooth
module). If you have an existing Bluetooth module installed and then decide to add a combo
WLAN & Bluetooth module at a later date, then uninstall the original Bluetooth module before
installing the combo module.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
I cannot obtain
speed Bluetooth
transfer.
Possible Cause - Solution
high
data
To obtain high speed Bluetooth data transfer take into account the following:
• Only the combination Wireless LAN & Bluetooth module supports high speed
(data transfer.
• To achieve high speed transfer speeds, both devices must support high speed
data transfer (i.e both the computer and the Bluetooth compatible device you
are connecting to).
• To obtain high speed data transfer make sure that both the computer’s WLAN
and Bluetooth modules are powered on (use the Fn + F11 to toggle power to
the WLAN module and Fn + F12 to toggle power to the Bluetooth module).
• Check your Bluetooth compatible device’s documentation to confirm it supports
high speed data transfer, and for configuration information.
Problems & Possible Solutions 8 - 15
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Troubleshooting
Bluetooth Connection Problems
If you are experiencing problems connecting to some Bluetooth devices (in particular certain mobile phones and
headsets) it maybe necessary to download and install the Windows Mobile Device Center software (for Windows Vista and Windows 7). Go to the Microsoft website and search for the Microsoft Windows Device Center
Driver for Windows Vista (64-bit or 32-bit) and Windows 7 (64-bit or 32-bit), and then download the driver.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Install the Microsoft Windows Device Center Driver as appropriate for your operating system.
Windows Vista will automatically configure the driver for you, however Windows 7 requires further configuration.
Make sure the Bluetooth device is powered on.
Go the Windows 7 control panel and double-click Device Manager (Hardware and Sound > Devices and
Printers).
Bluetooth Peripheral Device(s) will be listed under Other Devices (note this will only be listed if you have
connected, or tried to connect to, a Bluetooth device previously).
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
Bluetooth Peripheral Devices
You will need to repeat the procedure
listed here for all Bluetooth Peripheral Devices listed under Other Devices
i.e. until there are no more Bluetooth
Peripheral Devices listed under this
menu heading.
Figure 8 - 1 - Device Manager
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Troubleshooting
6.
7.
8.
Right-click Bluetooth Peripheral Device and click on Update Driver Software.
Click Browse my computer for driver software.
Click Let Me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
Figure 8 - 2 - Browse my computer.../Let me pick from...
9.
Select Bluetooth Radios from the list.
Figure 8 - 3 - Select Bluetooth Radios
Bluetooth Connection Problems 8 - 17
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Troubleshooting
10. A list of drivers will appear with Manufacturer on one side and Model in the other.
11. Choose Microsoft Corporation (make sure you choose the full name Microsoft Corporation and do not
choose Microsoft - Note that you must have installed the Microsoft Windows Device Center Driver for
Microsoft Corporation to appear in the list).
12. Select Windows Mobile-based device support from the Model list.
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Make sure you select
Microsoft Corporation
Figure 8 - 4 - Select Device Driver
13. Click Next > Yes and the driver will install.
14. Click Close to complete the installation.
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Troubleshooting
15. The Device Manager should now display the Windows Mobile-based device support under Bluetooth
Radios.
16. You will need to repeat the process for any other Bluetooth Peripheral Devices listed under Other Devices.
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Figure 8 - 5 - Device Manager - Bluetooth Radio
Bluetooth Connection Problems 8 - 19
Troubleshooting
Intel® WLAN & Bluetooth V3.0+HS Combo Modules
Note that, at the time of going to press, Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 and Intel® Centrino Advanced
6235 WLAN & Bluetooth combo modules use the standard Bluetooth configuration in Windows 7 (see “Intel
Bluetooth Combo Driver Installation” on page 7 - 71). Do not use the Bluetooth & WLAN Combo settings
information outlined from page 7 - 64 to page 7 - 70.
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Troubleshooting
Installing Windows 7 (pre Service Pack 1) for RAID Systems
with Advanced Format Disks
The following information is only applicable under the following conditions:
• You are configuring your SATA hard disks in a RAID.
• You are using Advanced Format hard disks that have a 4KB physical sector size.
• You are using a Windows 7 version that DOES NOT include Service Pack 1 on the DVD disc.
Windows 7 versions pre Service Pack 1 (i.e. those that do not include the installation of Service Pack 1 from
the actual DVD disc) require a driver to support Advanced Format hard disks with a 4KB physical sector size
when used in a RAID.
This driver is included on the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc but you will need to go to an
operable computer and copy the driver to a USB Flash drive, external USB hard disk or external floppy disk
drive and floppy diskette, as it is required as part of the Windows 7 system installation process.
1.
2.
3.
Go to the operable computer and insert a USB Flash drive, external USB hard disk or external USB floppy disk
drive and floppy diskette.
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive of the operable computer.
Copy the f6flpy-xx folder from the location below (D: denotes your DVD drive) on the Device Drivers &
Utilities + User’s Manual disc to the USB Flash drive, external USB hard disk or floppy diskette.
• For Windows 7 32bit = D:\Option\00RAID\f6flpy-x86
• For Windows 7 64bit = D:\Option\00RAID\f6flpy-x64
Installing Windows 7 (pre Service Pack 1) for RAID Systems with Advanced Format
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Troubleshooting
4.
Press a key at system startup to begin installing Windows from your Microsoft Windows 7 disc (make sure
the DVD device is set at the top of the Boot Sequence in the BIOS - see “Boot Option Priorities (Boot
Menu)” on page 5 - 14).
5. Click Install Now.
6. Make sure your USB Flash drive, external USB hard disk or external USB floppy disk drive and floppy diskette
is attached to one of the USB ports on the computer.
7. Click “I accept the license terms” tickbox and click Next.
8. Click Custom (advanced).
9. Click to select Load Driver when the “Where do you want to install Windows?” screen appears.
10. Click Browse and browse to the location you copied the files to on your USB Flash drive, external USB hard
disk or external USB floppy disk drive and floppy diskette (X: denotes your USB Flash drive, external USB hard
disk or external USB floppy disk drive):
• Windows 7 32bit - X:\f6flpy-x86\iaStor.inf
• Windows 7 64bit - X:\f6flpy-x64\iaStor.inf
8
11. Click Next (or format the drive to your preferences).
12. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the Windows 7 operating system.
13. Install the Windows drivers from the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc as per Table 4 - 1, on
page 4 - 3 (make sure you install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver - see “IRST Driver Installation”
on page 7 - 9).
8 - 22 Installing Windows 7 (pre Service Pack 1) for RAID Systems with Advanced Format
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Appendix A: Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Overview
The following chapter will give a quick description of the ports & jacks which allow your computer to communicate with external devices, connect to the internet etc.
A
Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 1
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Ports and Jacks
Item
Card Reader
Description
The card reader allows you to use the following digital storage cards:
MMC (MultiMedia Card) / RSMMC
SD (Secure Digital) / Mini SD / SDHC / SDXC
MS (Memory Stick) / MS Pro / MS Duo
Push the card into the slot and it will appear as a removable device.
A
DC-In Jack
Plug the supplied AC/DC adapter into this jack to power your computer.
DisplayPort
The DisplayPort is a digital display interface standard that allows a digital audio/video
interconnect, between the computer and its external display or a home-theater system.
DVI-Out Port
The DVI-Out (Digital Visual Interface) Port is a video connector interface. This allows you to
connect an external monitor, TV or Flat Panel Display etc. as a display device (see “Display
Devices & Options” on page C - 6) by means of a DVI cable. If you are using an older type of
monitor you will need to use a converter to convert the signal from DVI to VGA.
e-SATA / USB 3.0
Combo Port
This e-SATA (external Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) port allows you to plug-in
external Serial ATA hard drives. This port also serves as a USB 3.0 port.
3.0
/e-SATA
A - 2 Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Item
Description
HDMI-Out Port
HDMI
The HDMI-Out (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an audio/video connector
interface for transmitting uncompressed digital streams. This allows you to connect an external
monitor, TV or Flat Panel Display etc. as a display device (see “Attaching Other Displays” on
page C - 7) by means of a HDMI cable. Note that HDMI carries both audio and video signals
(see “HDMI Audio Configuration” on page C - 21).
Headphone-Out Jack
Headphones or speakers may be connected through this jack. Note: Set your system’s volume
to a reduced level before connecting to this jack.
Line-In Jack
The Line-In jack allows you to play audio sources through the computer’s speakers. Note that
audio input through Line-in will default to the mute setting. To set up your audio sources to play
through the Line-in jack go to the Sound
control panel and make sure the Mute box is not
ticked.
Microphone-In Jack
Plug an external microphone in to this jack to record on your computer.
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Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 3
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Item
Description
Mini-IEEE 1394a Port
This allows high-speed connection to various peripheral devices, e.g. external disk drives and
digital cameras (see note below).

IEEE 1394a
The Mini-IEEE 1394 ports only support SELF POWERED IEEE 1394 devices.
A
RJ-45 LAN Jack
This port supports LAN (Network) functions.
Note: Broadband (e.g. ADSL) modems usually connect to the LAN port.
S/PDIF-Out Jack
This S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format) Out Port allows you to connect your DVDcapable PC to a Dolby AC-3 compatible receiver for “5.1” or ‘dts’ surround sound.
Security Lock Slot
To prevent possible theft, a Kensington-type lock can be attached to this slot. Locks can be
purchased at any computer store.
A - 4 Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Item
Description
USB 2.0/1.1 Ports
These USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0 compatible ports (USB 2.0 is fully USB 1.1 compliant) are
for low-speed peripherals such as keyboards, mice or scanners, and for high-speed peripherals
such as external HDDs, digital video cameras or high-speed scanners etc. Devices can be
plugged into the computer, and unplugged from the computer, without the need to turn the system
off (if the power rating of your USB device is 500mA or above, make sure you use the power
supply which comes with the device).
USB 3.0 Port
3.0
Powered USB 3.0 Port
3.0
The USB 3.0 ports are denoted by their blue color; USB 2.0 ports are colored black. USB 3.0 will
transfer data much faster than USB 2.0, and is backwards-compatible with USB 2.0.
Note that the USB 3.0 port requires a driver installation (see “USB 3.0” on page 4 - 7), does not
support wake on USB and is not operational under DOS.
Note: The powered USB 3.0 port (see Figure 1 - 9 on page 1 - 19) may be toggled on /off by
means of the Fn + Power Button key combination. When the powered USB port is on it will supply
power (for charging devices only, not for operating devices) when the system is off but still
powered by the AC/DC adapter plugged into a working outlet, or powered by the battery with a
capacity level above 20% (this may not work with certain devices - see page 8 - 13).
Note: This function is designed to help charge USB compliant devices, but is not designed to
allow their operation.
Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 5
A
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
A
A - 6
Control Center
Appendix B: Control Center
Overview
The following chapter will give a quick description of the functions of the Control Center. The Control Center
gives quick access to frequently used controls, power management features and enables you to quickly turn modules on/off. Click the Control Center icons to toggle the appropriate function, or hold the mouse button down
and move the slider where applicable. Certain functions will automatically be adjusted when a power mode is
selected.
B
Figure B - 1 - Control Center
Control Center B - 1
Control Center
Power Modes
You can set a Power Mode by clicking the appropriate icon at the top of the Control Center. Each power
mode will affect the power status of modules (e.g. WLAN, Bluetooth, 3G or Camera), screen brightness,
TouchPad power and Silent Mode.
You can click a Control Center icon to set an overall power mode and then click individual icons in the
Control Center to power on/off any modules etc.
The table overleaf illustrates the basic settings for each power mode. If you choose user defined the settings
will correspond to your selected system settings.
B
B - 2 Control Center
Control Center
Modes
Power Saving
Flight
Entertainment
Quiet
Performance
Power Plan
Power Saver
Balanced
Power Saving
Power Saving
High Performance
Power Conservation Mode
Energy Star
BIOS Default
Energy Star
Energy Star
Performance
Brightness
14
42
100
42
100
WLAN
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
Bluetooth
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
PC Camera
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
TouchPad
ON
ON
OFF
ON
ON
User
Defined
Icon
User Defined
B
Table B - 1- Power Modes
Control Center B - 3
Control Center
Power Status
The Power Status icon will show whether you are currently powered by the battery, or by the AC/DC adapter
plugged in to a working power outlet. The power status bar will show the current battery charge state.
Brightness
The Brightness icon will show the current screen brightness level. You can use the slider to adjust the screen
brightness or the Fn + F8/F9 key combinations, or use the Fn+ F2 key combination to turn off the LED backlight
(press any key to turn it on again). Note that screen brightness is also effected by the Power Mode selected (see
Table B - 1, on page B - 3).
Volume
The Volume icon will show the current volume level. You can use the slider to adjust the Volume or the Fn +
F5/F6 key combinations, or use the Fn+ F4 key combination to mute the volume.
B
Power Conservation
This system supports Energy Star power management features that place computers (CPU, hard drive, etc.) into
a low-power sleep modes after a designated period of inactivity (see “Power Conservation Modes” on page 3 10). Click either the Performance, Balanced or Energy Star button. Click in a blank area of the icon or press
a key on the keyboard to exit Power Conservation Mode without making any changes.
B - 4 Control Center
Control Center
Sleep
Click the Sleep button to bring up the Hibernate
or Sleep
buttons, and click either button to have the
computer enter the appropriate power-saving mode (see “Power-Saving States” on page 3 - 6). Click in a blank
area of the icon or press a key on the keyboard to exit Power Conservation Mode without making any changes
Display Switch
Click the Display Switch button to access the menu (or use the
priate attached display mode (see page C - 12).
+ P key combination) and select the appro-
Time Zone
Clicking the Time Zone button will access the Date and Time Windows control panel.
Desktop Background
Clicking the Desktop Background button will allow you to change the desktop background picture.
K/B LED (Models A & C Only)
Click to access the keyboard setting control to configure the keyboard LED.
TouchPad/PC Camera/Wireless LAN Module /Bluetooth
Click any of these buttons to toggle the TouchPad or module’s power status. A crossed out icon will appear over
the top left of the icon
when it is off. Note that the power status of a module, and TouchPad power, is also
effected by the Power Mode selected (see Table B - 1, on page B - 3).
Control Center B - 5
B
Control Center
Caps Lock/Scroll Lock/ Number Lock
Click the button to toggle the appropriate lock mode.
B
B - 6 Control Center
Video Driver Controls
Appendix C: Video Driver Controls
The basic settings for configuring the LCD are outlined in “Video Features” on
page 1 - 23.

Video Driver Installation
Video Card Options
Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3.
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click Install Drivers
(button).
Note that card types,
specifications and drivers are subject to continual
updates
and
changes. Check with
your service center for
the latest details on video cards supported (see
“Video Adapter Options” on page D - 3, or
contact your service
center for details).
Video (VGA)
1. Click 2.Install VGA Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Yes > Next > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
NVIDIA Video (VGA)
1. Click 3.Install nVIDIA VGA Driver > Yes.
2. Click AGREE AND CONTINUE (button) to accept the terms of the
license agreement.
3. Click Next.
4. Click the RESTART NOW button to restart the computer.
Video Driver Installation C - 1
C
Video Driver Controls

NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
iGPU or dGPU
Most notebook computers come with either a discrete or integrated graphics solution.
Note the NVIDIA control
panel refers to Highperformance NVIDIA
processor (which is the
discrete GPU) and Integrated graphics (which
is the integrated GPU).
Discrete graphics solutions feature a dedicated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
which are capable of playing games, watching HD video or running GPU-based applications. However computers with discrete graphics solutions tend to be heavy in
power consumption, and slightly larger in size in order to incorporate the dedicated
discrete GPU.
Integrated graphics solutions usually feature memory sharing technology to help
save power consumption and allow for longer battery life. However computers with
integrated graphics solutions will not usually run games, HD video or GPU-based
applications without severe limitations.
C
Nvidia® Optimus™ technology is a seamless technology designed to get best performance from the graphics system while allowing longer battery life, without having to manually change settings. Thus when an application is run that requires extra
performance or quality, then the system will run the discrete GPU (dGPU); when the
system does not require such enhanced performance it will let the integrated (iGPU)
handle it.
C - 2 NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
Video Driver Controls
How Optimus Technology works
When the system is powered up and is displaying just the desktop, the dGPU will be
powered off. In this case the system is running in the same way as a system without
a discrete graphics solution. However when an application that requires use of the
dGPU is run (e.g, a game or HD Video), the dGPu is powered on and takes over the
processing duties. If the program is closed, then the dGPU will be powered back
down again until required.
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NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology C - 3
Video Driver Controls

Application Mode
Note that all figures pictured, and instructions
outlined here are based
on the Advanced Application Mode.
Intel® Graphics & Media Control Panel
Advanced video configuration options are provided by the Intel® Graphics and
Media Control Panel. To access the control panel:
1.
2.
Click Advanced settings in the Screen Resolution control panel in Windows.
Click the Intel(R)... tab and click Graphics Properties (button).
OR
3.
Right-click the desktop and select Graphics Properties from the menu.
OR
4.
5.
Double-click the Intel(R) G&M control panel in Windows.
Choose the application mode (Basic, Advanced or Wizard) required (see sidebar).
Figure C - 1
Intel® G&M
Control Panel
C
C - 4 Intel® Graphics & Media Control Panel
Video Driver Controls
You may make changes to any of the graphics properties by clicking the appropriate
menu tab on the left of the menu and adjusting the settings on the right.

Options & Support
Click Options & Support and select an item
from the sub-menu to
bring up the help and
support topics.
You will need to be connected to the Internet to
access the key resource
links.
Multiple Display
At least one other display must be attached in
order to view multiple
display selection options.
Figure C - 2
Intel® G&M
Control Panel Tabs
Intel® Graphics & Media Control Panel C - 5
C
Video Driver Controls

Function Key
Combination
You can use the Fn + F7
key combination to toggle through the display
options:
• Notebook Only
• External Display Only
• Notebook + External
Display
Display Devices & Options
Note that you can use an external display connected to the DVI-Out port (if you are
using an older type of monitor you can use a converter to convert the signal from
DVI to VGA), HDMI-Out port or DisplayPort. See your display device manual to
see which formats are supported.

Attaching Displays
When you first attach an external display you may find that the desktop does not occupy
the full screen area. Use either the display’s auto adjust/configure controls, or the Intel(R)
G&M control panel to configure the full screen display.
Make sure you give the
displays enough time to
refresh.
Note that HDMI supports video and audio
signals.
Table C - 1
C
Intel Display Mode
Description
Single Display
One of the connected displays is used as the display device
Clone Displays
Both connected displays output the same view and may be
configured independently
Extended Desktop
Both connected displays are treated as separate devices, and
act as a virtual desktop
Display Modes
C - 6 Intel® Graphics & Media Control Panel
Video Driver Controls
Attaching Other Displays
If you prefer to use a monitor or flat panel display, connect it to the external monitor
port or HDMI-Out port on the left of the computer.
To Clone Displays:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Attach your display to the external monitor port or HDMI-Out port, and turn it on.
Go to the Intel(R) G&M control panel and click Display > Multiple Displays.
Click Operating Mode and select Clone Displays from the menu.
Click Apply, and OK to confirm the settings change.
You can switch the Primary/Secondary Display from the menu.

Multiple Display
At least one other display must be attached in
order to view Multiple
Display selection options.
General Settings
Click General Settings
to access settings the
options for any attached
display.
Figure C - 3
Display > Multiple
Displays (Clone)
C
Attaching Other Displays C - 7
Video Driver Controls

Display Settings
Extended Desktop
To Enable Extended Desktop:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach your display to the external monitor port or HDMI-Out port, and turn it on.
Go to the Intel(R) G&M control panel and click Display > Multiple Displays.
Click Operating Mode and select Extended Desktop from the menu.
Click Apply, and OK to confirm the settings change.
You can have different
Colors, Screen Area
and Monitor Refresh
Rates for each display
device provided your
monitor can support
them.
You can drag the monitor icons to match the
physical layout of your
displays. Icons and programs may also be
dragged between the
displays.
C
Figure C - 4
Display > Multiple
Displays (Extended)
C - 8 Attaching Other Displays
Click the appropriate monitor
icon and drag it to match the
physical arrangement you
wish to use (e.g. the secondary display may be extended
left/right/above/below
the
primary display).
Click General Settings to
make any adjustments required.
Video Driver Controls
Display Profiles
You can save display settings to be loaded at any time.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Go to the Intel(R) G&M control panel and click Display.
Configure the General Settings, Multiple Displays, Color Enhancement, Custom
Resolution & Monitor/TV Settings to your preferences.
Click Apply, and OK to confirm the settings change.
Click the Save button at the top of the General Settings, Multiple Displays or Color
Enhancement menus (under Display Profiles).
Type a name for the Profile and click OK.
The Profile will be listed under Display Profiles.
Select the profile from the pull-down menu and click Apply, and OK to confirm the
settings change.
Figure C - 5
Intel® G&M
Profiles
C
Attaching Other Displays C - 9
Video Driver Controls

Function Key
Combination
You can use the Fn +
F7 key combination to
toggle through the display options:
• Notebook Only
• External Display
Only
• Notebook + External
Display
Configuring an External Display in Windows 7
You can also use the Screen Resolution control panel in Windows 7 to configure an
external display.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach your external display to the DVI-Out Port, HDMI-Out port or DisplayPort,
and turn it on.
Go to the Screen resolution control panel (see page 1 - 24).
Click the Detect button.
The computer will then detect any attached displays.
Make sure you give the
displays enough time
to refresh.
Note that HDMI supports video and audio
signals.
C
Figure C - 6
Screen Resolution
Multiple Displays
(Win 7)
C - 10 Configuring an External Display in Windows 7
Video Driver Controls
5.
You can configure the displays from the Multiple Displays menu.
Figure C - 7
Screen Resolution
Multiple Display
Options
(Win 7)
• Duplicate these displays - Shows an exact copy of the main display desktop on
the other display(s)
• Extend these displays - Treats both connected displays as separate devices
• Show desktop only on 1/2 - Only one of your displays is used.
Configuring an External Display in Windows 7 C - 11
C
Video Driver Controls
Using the Windows Logo Key
+ P Key Combination to Switch Displays
You can also use the
+ P key combination to quickly change display configuration and modes (this is particularly useful when attaching a projector) in Windows 7.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach your external display to the DVI-Out Port, HDMI-Out port or DisplayPort,
and turn it on.
+ P key combination.
Press the
An on-screen menu will pop up.
+ P) to select the appropriate configuration from the
Use the cursor keys (or
menu, and press Enter to confirm the selection.
Figure C - 8
+ P Display
Configuration
Selection
(Win 7)
C
C - 12 Configuring an External Display in Windows 7
Video Driver Controls
NVIDIA Control Panel
More advanced video configuration options are provided in the NVIDIA Control
Panel tab.
1.
2.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
Double-click NVIDIA Control Panel (click "Classic View" from the left of the
menu if you are in Control Panel Home).

NVIDIA Control
Panel
To access the GeForce..... control panel
from the desktop; rightclick the desktop, then
click NVIDIA Control
Panel.
Figure C - 9
NVIDIA GeForce.....
Control Panel
NVIDIA Control Panel C - 13
C
Video Driver Controls

Navigating the
Control Panel
The NVIDIA Control Panel provides additional video configuration controls and
tools which allow quick access to features such as image settings, 3D Settings and
video configuration.
Navigate through the
control panels in much
the same way as you
would a web page.
Click on the sub-heading tasks in the left
menu (and on the highlighted links) for information.
Use
the
buttons on the top left
to go back, forward
etc.
Figure C - 10
C
NVIDIA Control
Panel
C - 14 NVIDIA Control Panel
Video Driver Controls
Optimus™ Customization Options
One of the most important aspects of Nvidia® Optimus™ technology is that it will
switch between the integrated GPU and discrete GPU seamlessly and automatically,
and does not require any input from the user. However customization options are offered for users who prefer to set their own parameters for GPU usage.
Context Menu
One of the quickest ways to choose which GPU to use for a particular application is
by using the “Run with graphics processor” in the context menu.
1.
2.
Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel (see page C - 13).
Click Desktop from the top menu and select Add “Run with graphics
processor” to Context Menu (it should have a tick alongside it).

Display GPU
Activity Icon
Click to enable Display GPU Activity
Icon in the Notification Area to quickly
access the GPU Activity monitor from the
taskbar.
Figure C - 11
NVIDIA Control
Panel - View
Optimus™ Customization Options C - 15
C
Video Driver Controls

iGPU or dGPU
Note the NVIDIA control panel refers to
High-performance
NVIDIA
processor
(which is the discrete
GPU) and Integrated
graphics (which is the
integrated GPU).
3.
4.
5.
6.
Close the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Find the executable file icon of the application you want to run.
Right-click the icon and select Run with graphics processor from the context
menu.
Select either High-performance NVIDIA processor (dGPU) or Integrated
graphics (iGPU) to run the program with the selected GPU.
Figure C - 12
Context Menu with
Run with graphics
processor
C
Right-click the application executable file
C - 16 Optimus™ Customization Options
Video Driver Controls
Global Settings
Global settings allows you to set the preferred graphics processor for overall use.
Ideally this would be the iGPU for battery life, but this can be set to the dGPU if preferred.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Run the NVIDIA Control Panel (see page C - 13).
Click Manage 3D Settings (3D Settings) and select Global Settings (tab).
Select either Integrated graphics (iGPU) or High performance NVIDIA
Processor (dGPU) from the drop-down menu.
Click the Setting menu items to select any options required.
Click Apply to save the settings.
Figure C - 13
Global Settings
C
Optimus™ Customization Options C - 17
Video Driver Controls
Program Settings
Program settings allows you to make specific adjustments for installed applications.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Run the NVIDIA Control Panel (see page C - 13).
Click Manage 3D Settings (3D Settings) and select Program Settings (tab).
Select a program to customize from the drop-down menu, or click Add to add
any program that does not appear in the menu.
Select the preferred graphics processor for the program from the drop-down
menu.
Click the Setting menu items to select any options required.
Click Apply to save the settings.
Figure C - 14
Program Settings
C
C - 18 Optimus™ Customization Options
Video Driver Controls
Set PhysX® Configuration
NVIDIA® PhysX® is a physics engine that can use the GPU to accelerate game and
3D application performance. You can select the GeForce video card or CPU as a
PhysX® processor, or configure the computer to auto-select a PhysX® processor
(recommended default setting).
1.
2.
3.
4.
Go to NVIDIA Control Panel (see page C - 13).
Click Set PhysX configuration.
Click to Select a PhysX processor from the menu; Auto-select (recommended) is
the default setting.
Click Apply to save the settings.
Figure C - 15
Set PhysX®
Configuration
C
Set PhysX® Configuration C - 19
Video Driver Controls
Video Settings
Click the sub-menus under Video to adjust the video color or image settings.
Figure C - 16
Video Settings
C
C - 20 Video Settings
Video Driver Controls
HDMI Audio Configuration
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) carries both audio and video signals.
In some cases it will be necessary to go to the Sound control panel and manually
configure the HDMI audio output as per the instructions below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
Click Sound
(Hardware and Sound) and click Playback (tab)
Depending on your display, the playback device may be selected, however in some
cases you may need to select the audio device and click Set Default (button).
Double-click the device to access the control panel tabs illustrated overleaf.

Volume Indicator
Click the taskbar volume
indicator
when an
HDMI device is selected, and you will note that
the icon at the top of the
volume level indicator
has changed.
Figure C - 17
Sound - HDMI
Device (set Default)
HDMI Audio Configuration C - 21
C
Video Driver Controls
5.
6.
Double-click the connected HDMI device (or right-click and select Properties) to
adjust the HDMI settings from the control panel tabs.
Click OK to close the control panel (see notes overleaf).
Figure C - 18
HDMI Device
Properties
C
C - 22 HDMI Audio Configuration
Video Driver Controls
HDMI Notes
• Connect a device with HDMI support to the HDMI-Out port BEFORE attempting to play audio/video sources through the device.
• To play audio sources through your external display’s (TV or LCD) speakers
you will need to go to the audio configuration control panel on the display and
configure the audio input accordingly (see your display device manual).
HDMI Video Configuration
1.
2.
3.
4.
Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI-Out port to your external display.
Configure your external display as per the instructions in “Attaching Other
Displays” on page C - 7.
Set up your external display (TV or LCD) for HDMI input (see your display device
manual).
You can now play video/audio sources through your external display.

Other Applications
If you are using a third
party application to
play DVDs etc. from
any attached DVD device, you will need to
consult the application’s documentation
to see the appropriate
audio
configuration
(the application must
support digital to analog translation).
THX TruStudio Pro & HDMI
1.
2.
3.
When you connect an HDMI display to the HDMI-Out port, the THX TruStudio Pro
controls will be disabled.
A warning box will pop-up and will prompt “Do you want to select another audio
device now?”.
Click No to continue using the HDMI audio output from your external display (do
not attempt to select another audio device when connected to the external HDMI
display.
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Video Driver Controls
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Specifications
Appendix D:Specifications
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Latest Specification Information
The specifications listed in this Appendix are correct at the time of going to press. Certain items (particularly processor types/
speeds and CD/DVD device types) may be changed, updated or delayed due to the manufacturer's release schedule. Check
with your service center for details.
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Specifications D - 1
Specifications
Processor
Processor
Processor
For Models A & B Only:
Intel® Core i7-3920XM (2.9GHz)
Exterme Edition Processor
8M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3-1600MHz, TDP 55W
Intel® Core i7-3520M (2.9GHz)
Mobile Processor
4M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3-1600MHz, TDP 35W
Intel® Core i7-2670QM (2.2GHz)
Quad-Core Mobile Processor
6M L3 Cache, 32nm (32 Nanometer),
DDR3-1333MHz, TDP 45W
Intel® Core i5-3360M (2.8GHz)
Mobile Processor
3M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3-1600MHz, TDP 35W
Intel® Core i7-2640M (2.8GHz)
Mobile Processor
4M L3 Cache, 32nm (32 Nanometer),
DDR3-1333MHz, TDP 35W
Intel® Core i7-2960XM (2.7GHz)
Exterme Edition Processor
8M L3 Cache, 32nm (32 Nanometer),
DDR3-1600MHz, TDP 55W
For All Models:
Intel® Core i7-3820QM (2.7GHz)
Quad-Core Mobile Processor
8M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3-1600MHz, TDP 45W
Intel® Core i7-3720QM (2.6GHz)
Quad-Core Mobile Processor
6M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3-1600MHz, TDP 45W
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Intel® Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz)
Quad-Core Mobile Processor
6M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3-1600MHz, TDP 45W
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Intel® Core i5-3320M (2.6GHz)
Mobile Processor
3M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3-1600MHz, TDP 35W
Intel® Core i5-3210M (2.5GHz)
Mobile Processor
3M L3 Cache, 22nm (22 Nanometer),
DDR3-1600MHz, TDP 35W
Intel® Core i7-2760QM (2.4GHz)
Quad-Core Mobile Processor
6M L3 Cache, 32nm (32 Nanometer),
DDR3-1600MHz, TDP 45W
Intel® Core i5-2540M (2.6GHz)
Mobile Processor
3M L3 Cache, 32nm (32 Nanometer),
DDR3-1333MHz, TDP 35W
Intel® Core i5-2520M (2.5GHz)
Mobile Processor
3M L3 Cache, 32nm (32 Nanometer),
DDR3-1333MHz, TDP 35W
Intel® Core i5-2450M (2.5GHz)
Mobile Processor
3M L3 Cache, 32nm (32 Nanometer),
DDR3-1333MHz, TDP 35W
Intel® Core i3-2350M (2.3GHz)
Mobile Processor
3M L3 Cache, 32nm (32 Nanometer),
DDR3-1333MHz, TDP 35W
Specifications
Core Logic
Video Adapter Options
Mobile Intel® HM77 Express Chipset
Intel® Integrated GPU and NVIDIA®
GeForce Video:
Memory
Four Channel DDRIII (DDR3)
*Four 204 Pin SO-DIMM Sockets
Supporting DDRIII (DDR3) 1333/1600
MHz Memory Modules (real operational
frequency depends on the FSB of the
processor)
*Note: Four SO-DIMMs are only supported
by Quad-Core CPUs; Dual-Core CPUs
support two SO-DIMMs maximum
Memory Expandable up to 16GB
Compatible with 2GB or 4GB Modules
Supports NVIDIA® Optimus
Switchable GPU Technology between
iGPU and dGPU
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 or Intel® HD
Graphics 3000 Integrated GPU
Dynamic Frequency
Intel® Dynamic Video Memory
Technology Supporting Shared Memory
up to 1.7GB
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Supports
Microsoft DirectX® 11.0
Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Supports
Microsoft DirectX® 10.0
Models A, B & C:
nVIDIA® GeForce GTX 670M PCIe * 16
Video Card
1.5GB GDDR5 Video RAM On Board
Supports Microsoft DirectX® 11.0
NVIDIA PhysX™
GeForce CUDA™ Technology
NVIDIA® Optimus 1.2 Technology
Models A & B:
nVIDIA® GeForce GTX 675M PCIe * 16
Video Card
2GB GDDR5 Video RAM On Board
Supports Microsoft DirectX® 11.0
NVIDIA PhysX™
GeForce CUDA™ Technology
NVIDIA® Optimus 1.2 Technology
Display
Models A & B:
15.6" (39.62cm) FHD (1920 * 1080) 16:9
Backlit Panel
Model C:
17.3" (43.94cm) FHD (1920 * 1080) 16:9
Backlit Panel
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Specifications D - 3
Specifications
Storage
Audio
Interface
One 12.7 mm Super Multi/Blu-Ray
Combo/Blu-Ray Writer SATA Optical
Device Drive (Factory Option)
High Definition Audio
S/PDIF Digital Output
Built-In Microphone
2 Built-In Speakers
1 Built-In Sub Woofer
THX TruStudio Pro
7.1CH Audio output supported by
headphone, microphone, S/PDIF & LineIn Jack
One USB 2.0 Port
Three USB 3.0 Ports (Note: One
powered USB3.0 port (AC/DC)
One eSATA Port (SATA/Powered USB
3.0 Combo)
One Mini-IEEE1394a Port
One Display Port 1.1a
One DVI-I (Single Link) Out Port
One 1.4a HDMI-Out (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) Port (with HDCP)
One Microphone-In Jack
One Headphone/Speaker-Out Jack
One S/PDIF Out Jack
One Line-In Jack
One RJ-45 LAN Jack
One DC-In Jack
One Changeable 2.5" 9.5 mm (h) SATA
(Serial) Hard Disk
Models A & B:
2nd HDD Caddy with SATA Inteface
(Factory Option for Models A & B)
Model C:
Up to Two (Factory Option) Changeable
2.5" 9.5 mm (h) SATA (Serial) Hard Disks
with RAID Level 0/1 Support
One mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) with
SATA interface (Factory Option)
Keyboard & Pointing Device
Full Size Winkey Keyboard with Numeric
Keypad and W/A/S/D Game Key
Markings
Built-In TouchPad (with Multi Gesture
Functionality)
Slots
BIOS
Two Mini-Card Slots:
One 48Mb SPI Flash ROM
AMI BIOS
Slot 1 for WLAN or WLAN & Bluetooth
Combo Half Mini-Card Module with PCIe
and USB Interface
Slot 2 for mSATA SSD Full Size MiniCard Module with SATA Interface
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D - 4 Specifications
Specifications
Card Reader
Communication
Power
Embedded Multi-In-1 Push-Push Card
Reader
- MMC / RSMMC
- SD / Mini SD / SDHC / SDXC
- MS / MS Pro / MS Duo
(802.11b/g/n) Half Mini-Card PCIe WLAN
+ Bluetooth V3.0+HS Combo Module
(Factory Option)
Removable 8 Cell Smart Lithium Ion Battery
Pack 76.96WH
Note: Some of these cards require PC
adapters that are usually supplied with
the cards.
Communication
Built-In 10/100/1000Mb Base-TX Ethernet
LAN
Intel® Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 3*3
(802.11 a/g/n) Half Mini-Card PCIe WLAN
Module (Factory Option)
Intel® Centrino Advanced-N 6235 2*2
(802.11 a/g/n) Half Mini-Card PCIe WLAN +
Bluetooth V4.0+HS Combo Module (Factory Option)
(802.11b/g/n) Half Mini-Card PCIe WLAN
+ Bluetooth V4.0+HS Combo Module
(Factory Option)
Model A:
Full Range AC/DC Adapter – AC in 100 240V, 50 - 60Hz DC Output 19V, 9.47A
(180 Watts)
Security
Model B:
Full Range AC/DC Adapter – AC in 100 240V, 50 - 60Hz DC Output 19V, 6.3A
(120 Watts)
Security (Kensington® Type) Lock Slot
BIOS Password
Fingerprint Reader Module (Factory
Option)
Model C:
Full Range AC/DC Adapter – AC in 100 240V, 50 - 60Hz DC Output 19V, 11.57A
(220 Watts)
Features
Environmental Spec
Painted Style (Models A & B)
Al-Alloy Plate (Model C)
Temperature
Operating:
5°C - 35°C
Non-Operating: -20°C - 60°C
2.0M Pixel FHD PC Video Camera
Module (Factory Option)
Power Management
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 2*2
(802.11 b/g/n) Half Mini-Card PCIe WLAN +
Bluetooth V4.0+HS Combo Module (Factory Option)
Supports Wake on LAN
Supports Wake on USB
Relative Humidity
Operating:
20% - 80%
Non-Operating: 10% - 90%
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Specifications
Physical Dimensions & Weight
Models A & B:
376mm (w) * 256mm (d) * 35 - 43mm (h)
3.1kg with ODD and Battery
Model C:
412mm (w) * 276mm (d) * 41.8 - 45.4mm
(h)
3.9kg with ODD and Battery
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