Notebook PC
Hardware User’s Manual
E2478 / Feb 2006
Contents
1. Introducing the Notebook PC ..................................................................5
About This User’s Manual .......................................................................................... 6
Notes For This Manual .......................................................................................... 6
Preparing your Notebook PC ..................................................................................... 9
2. Knowing the Parts ................................................................................... 11
Top Side ................................................................................................................... 12
Bottom Side ............................................................................................................. 14
Left Side ................................................................................................................... 16
Rear Side ................................................................................................................. 18
Front Side ................................................................................................................ 19
Right Side ................................................................................................................ 20
3. Getting Started ....................................................................................... 23
Power System .......................................................................................................... 24
Using AC Power .................................................................................................. 24
Using Battery Power ............................................................................................ 24
Charging the Battery Pack .................................................................................. 24
Powering ON the Notebook PC .......................................................................... 26
The Power-On Self Test (POST) ......................................................................... 26
Checking Battery Power ...................................................................................... 27
Battery Care ........................................................................................................ 27
Restarting or Rebooting ...................................................................................... 28
Powering OFF ..................................................................................................... 28
Special Keyboard Functions .................................................................................... 29
Colored Hot Keys ................................................................................................ 29
Keyboard as Cursors ........................................................................................... 30
Microsoft Windows™ Keys ................................................................................. 30
Keyboard as a Numeric Keypad ......................................................................... 31
Switches and Status Indicators ................................................................................ 31
Switches .............................................................................................................. 31
Status Indicators .................................................................................................. 32
CD Player Control Buttons and Indicator (on selected models) ......................... 34
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Contents
4. Using the Notebook PC ......................................................................... 35
Operating System .................................................................................................... 36
Support Software ................................................................................................. 36
Pointing Device ........................................................................................................ 36
Using the Touchpad ............................................................................................. 37
Touchpad Usage Illustrations .............................................................................. 38
Caring for the Touchpad ...................................................................................... 39
Storage Devices ....................................................................................................... 40
ExpressCard ........................................................................................................ 40
Inserting an ExpressCard .................................................................................... 40
Removing an ExpressCard ................................................................................. 40
Optical Drive ........................................................................................................ 40
Hard Disk Drive ................................................................................................... 42
Flash Memory Card Reader ................................................................................ 43
Network Connection ............................................................................................ 44
Connections ............................................................................................................. 45
Modem Connection ............................................................................................. 45
Power Management Modes ..................................................................................... 46
Full Power Mode & Maximum Performance ........................................................ 46
ACPI .................................................................................................................... 46
Suspend Mode .................................................................................................... 46
Power Savings .................................................................................................... 46
Power State Summary ........................................................................................ 47
Thermal Power Control ....................................................................................... 47
Stand by and Hibernate....................................................................................... 48
Appendix ..................................................................................................... 49
Optional Accessories ............................................................................................... 50
Glossary ................................................................................................................... 52
Declarations and Safety Statements ....................................................................... 56
Notebook PC Information ......................................................................................... 68
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Contents
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Introducing the Notebook PC
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1. Introducing the Notebook PC
About This User’s Manual
Notes For This Manual
Safety Precautions
Preparing your Notebook PC
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Introducing the Notebook PC
About This User’s Manual
You are reading the Notebook PC User’s Manual. This User’s Manual provides information on the
various components in the Notebook PC and how to use them. The following are major sections of this
User’s Manual:
1. Introducing the Notebook PC
Introduces the Notebook PC and this User’s Manual.
2. Knowing the Parts
Gives information on the Notebook PC components.
User’
s Man
3. Getting Started
Provides information on getting started with the Notebook PC.
ual
4. Using the Notebook PC
Gives information on using the Notebook PC’s components.
5. Appendix
Introduces optional accessories, computer terms, and safety information.
Notes For This Manual
A few notes and warnings in bold are used throughout this guide that you should be aware of in order to
complete certain tasks safely and completely. These notes have different degrees of importance as
described below:
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WARNING! Important information that
must be followed for safe operation.
TIP: Tips and useful information for
completing tasks.
IMPORTANT! Vital information that
must be followed to prevent damage
to data, components, or persons.
NOTE: Tips and information for special situations.
Text enclosed in < > or [ ] represents a key on the keyboard; do not actually type the <
> or [ ] and the enclosed letters.
Introducing the Notebook PC
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Safety Precautions
The following safety precautions will increase the life of the Notebook PC. Follow all precautions and
instructions. Except as described in this manual, refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Do not use
damaged power cords, accessories, or other peripherals. Do not use strong solvents such as thinners,
benzene, or other chemicals on or near the surface.
Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery pack(s) before cleaning. Wipe the
Notebook PC using a clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with a solution of nonabrasive detergent and a few drops of warm water and remove any extra
moisture with a dry cloth.
DO NOT place on uneven or unstable
work surfaces. Seek servicing if the
casing has been damaged.
DO NOT place or drop objects on top
and do not shove any foreign objects
into the Notebook PC.
DO NOT press or touch the display
panel. Do not place together with small
items that may scratch or enter the
Notebook PC.
DO NOT expose to strong magnetic
or electrical fields.
DO NOT expose to dirty or dusty environments. DO NOT operate during
a gas leak.
DO NOT expose to or use near liquids, rain, or moisture. DO NOT use
the modem during an electrical storm.
DO NOT leave the Notebook PC on
your lap or any part of the body in order to prevent discomfort or injury
from heat exposure.
Battery safety warning
DO NOT throw the battery in fire.
DO NOT short circuit the contacts.
DO NOT disassemble the battery.
SAFE TEMP: This notebook PC
should only be used in environments
with ambient temperatures between
5°C (41°F) and 35°C (95°F).
INPUT RATING:
19VDC, 3.42A (65W)
DO NOT throw the Notebook PC in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT carry or cover a Notebook
PC that is powered ON with any materials that will reduce air circulation
such as a carrying bag or blanket.
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Introducing the Notebook PC
Transportation Precautions
To prepare the Notebook PC for transport, you should turn it OFF and disconnect
all external peripherals to prevent damage to the connectors. The hard disk
drive’s head retracts when the power is turned OFF to prevent scratching of the
hard disk surface during transport. Therefore, you should not transport the
Notebook PC while the power is still ON. Close the display panel and check
that it is latched securely in the closed position to protect the keyboard and
display panel.
Cover Your Notebook PC
You can purchase an optional carrying case to protect it from dirt, water, shock, and scratches.
NOTE: The surface glaze is easily dulled if not properly cared for. Be careful not to rub
or scrap the Notebook PC surfaces when transporting your Notebook PC.
Charge Your Batteries
If you intend to use battery power, be sure to fully charge your battery pack and any optional battery
packs before going on long trips. Remember that the power adapter charges the battery pack as long as
it is plugged into the computer and an AC power source. Be aware that it takes much longer to charge
the battery pack when the Notebook PC is in use.
Airplane Precautions
Contact your airline if you want to use the Notebook PC on the airplane. Most airlines will have
restrictions for using electronic devices. Most airlines will allow electronic use only between and not
during takeoffs and landings.
CAUTION! There are three main types of airport security devices: X-ray machines
(used on items placed on conveyor belts), magnetic detectors (used on people walking through security checks), and magnetic wands (handheld devices used on people
or individual items). You can send your Notebook PC and diskettes through airport Xray machines. However, it is recommended that you do not send your Notebook PC or
diskettes through airport magnetic detectors or expose them to magnetic wands.
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Introducing the Notebook PC
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Preparing your Notebook PC
These are only quick instructions for using your Notebook PC. Read the later pages for detailed
information on using your Notebook PC.
1. Install the battery pack
2. Connect the AC Power Adapter
3. Open the Display Panel
4. Turn ON the Notebook PC
WARNING! When opening, do not force
the display panel down to the table or else
the hinges may break! Never lift the Notebook PC by the display panel!
Press the power button and release.
(In Windows XP, this button can also be used to
safely turn OFF the Notebook PC.)
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Introducing the Notebook PC
2. Knowing the Parts
Basic sides of the Notebook PC
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Knowing the Parts
Top Side
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC.
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3
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4
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Camera (on selected models)
1
The built-in camera allows picture taking or video recording. Can be used with voice conferencing and
other interactive applications.
Microphone (Built-in)
2
The built-in mono microphone can be used for video conferencing, voice narrations, or simple audio
recordings.
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Display Panel
The display panel functions the same as a desktop monitor. The Notebook PC uses an active
matrix TFT LCD, which provides excellent viewing like that of desktop monitors. Unlike
desktop monitors, the LCD panel does not produce any radiation or flickering, so it is easier on
the eyes. Use a soft cloth without chemical liquids (use plain water if necessary) to clean the
display panel. Note: This Notebook PC incorporates the new V-cut technology to increase
brightness and reduce weight, but a little light will leak due to a limitation of the V-cut technology.
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Status Indicators
Status indicator details are described in section 3.
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Power Switch
The power switch allows powering ON and OFF the Notebook PC and recovering from STD. Use the switch
once to turn ON and once to turn OFF the Notebook PC. In Windows XP, this button can also be used to
safely turn OFF the Notebook PC. The power switch only works when the display panel is opened.
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Keyboard
The keyboard provides full-sized keys with comfortable travel (depth at which the keys can be depressed)
and palm rest for both hands. Two Windows™ function keys are provided to help ease navigation in the
Windows™ operating system.
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Touchpad and Buttons
The touchpad with its buttons is a pointing device that provides the same functions as a desktop mouse. A
software-controlled scrolling function is available after setting up the included touchpad utility to allow easy
Windows or web navigation.
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Display Panel Button
Press the display panel button to open the display panel.
WARNING! When opening, do not force the display panel down to the table or else
the hinges may break! Never lift the Notebook PC by the display panel!
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CD Player Control Buttons
There are several CD control buttons integrated externally on the Notebook PC for convenient
CD playing. The buttons activate and control your operating system’s software audio player
when the Notebook PC is ON. When your Notebook PC is OFF, the CD control buttons
activate a hardware CD player function that allows you to listen to audio CDs without software.
(See section 3 for more information).
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Stereo Speakers
The built-in stereo speaker system allows you to hear audio without additional attachments. The multimedia
sound system features an integrated digital audio controller that produces rich, vibrant sound (results improved
with external stereo headphones or speakers). Audio features are software controlled.
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Instant Keys
Instant keys allow you to launch frequently used applications with one push of a button. Details provided
later in this manual.
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Bottom Side
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Details are
given starting from the top and going clockwise.
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1
3
4
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7
6
5
IMPORTANT! The bottom of the Notebook PC can get very hot. Be careful when handling the Notebook PC while it is in operation or recently been in operation. High
temperatures are normal during charging or operation. DO NOT PUT THE NOTEBOOK
PC ON THE LAP OR OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY TO AVOID INJURY FROM THE HEAT.
Emergency Shutdown Button
1
In case your operating system cannot properly turn OFF or restart, the shutdown button
can be pressed with a straightened paper clip to shutdown the Notebook PC.
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Memory (RAM) Compartment
The memory compartment provides expansion capabilities for additional memory. Additional memory
will increase application performance by decreasing hard disk access. The BIOS automatically detects
the amount of memory in the system and configures CMOS accordingly during the POST (Power-OnSelf-Test) process. There is no hardware or software (including BIOS) setup required after the memory
is installed. Visit an authorized service center or retailer for information on memory upgrades for your
Notebook PC. Only purchase expansion modules from authorized retailers of this Notebook PC to
ensure maximum compatibility and reliability.
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Central Processor (CPU)
Some Notebook PC models feature a socketed-processor design to allow upgrading to faster processors
in the future. Some models feature a ULV design for compactness and may not be upgraded. Visit an
authorized service center or retailer for information on upgrades.
WARNING! End-user removal of the CPU or hard disk drive will void the warranty.
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Cooling Fan
The cooling fan turns ON or OFF depending on temperature threshold settings.
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Battery Lock - Spring
The spring battery lock is used to keep the battery pack secured. When the battery pack is inserted, it will
automatically lock. To remove the battery pack, this spring lock must be held in the unlocked position.
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Battery Pack
The battery pack is automatically charged when connected to an AC power source and maintains power to
the Notebook PC when AC power is not connected. This allows use when moving temporarily between
locations. Battery time varies by usage and by the specifications for this Notebook PC. The battery pack
cannot be disassembled and must be replaced as a single unit through an authorized vendor.
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Battery Lock - Manual
The manual battery lock is used to keep the battery pack secured. Move the manual lock to the unlocked
position to insert or remove the battery pack. Move the manual lock to the locked position after inserting
the battery pack.
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Hard Disk Drive Compartment
The hard disk drive is secured in a compartment. Hard disk drive upgrades are to
be done by authorized service centers or dealers only.
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Knowing the Parts
Left Side
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC.
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2
3
4
5
6
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TV-Out Port
1
The TV-Out port is an S-Video connector that allows routing the Notebook
PC’s display to a television or video projection device. You can choose
between simultaneously or single display. Use an S-Video cable (not provided)
for high quality displays or use the provided RCA to S-Video adapter for
standard video devices. This port supports both NTSC and PAL formats.
LAN Port
2
The RJ-45 LAN port with eight pins is larger than the RJ-11 modem port and supports
a standard Ethernet cable for connection to a local network. The built-in connector
allows convenient use without additional adapters.
Modem Port
3
The RJ-11 modem port with two pins is smaller than the RJ-45 LAN port and supports
a standard telephone cable. The internal modem supports up to 56K V.90 transfers.
The built-in connector allows convenient use without additional adapters.
IMPORTANT! The built-in modem does not support the voltage used in digital
phone systems. Do not connect the modem port to a digital phone system or else
damage will occur to the Notebook PC.
Display (Monitor) Output
4
The 15-pin D-sub monitor port supports a standard VGA-compatible device such as a
monitor or projector to allow viewing on a larger external display.
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2.0
2
USB Port (2.0/1.1)
The Universal Serial Bus is compatible with USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices such as
keyboards, pointing devices, cameras, hard disk drives, printers, and scanners connected
in a series up to 12Mbits/sec (USB 1.1) and 480Mbits/sec (USB 2.0). USB allows
many devices to run simultaneously on a single computer, with peripherals such as USB keyboards and
some newer monitors acting as additional plug-in sites or hubs. USB supports hot-swapping of devices
so that most peripherals can be connected or disconnected without restarting the computer.
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Optical Drive
The Notebook PC comes in various models with different optical drives. The
Notebook PC’s optical drive may support compact discs (CD) and/or digital
video discs (DVD) and may have recordable (R) or re-writable (RW)
capabilities. See the marketing specifications for details on each model.
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Optical Drive Activity Indicator
The optical drive activity indicator shows when data is being transferred by the optical disk drive. This
indicator will light in proportion to the data size transferred.
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Optical Drive Electronic Eject
The optical drive eject has an electronic eject button for opening the tray. You can also eject
the optical drive tray through any software player or by right clicking the optical drive in
Windows™ “My Computer.”
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Optical Drive Emergency Eject
The emergency eject is used to eject the optical drive tray in case the electronic eject
does not work. Do not use the emergency eject in place of the electronic eject.
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Rear Side
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC.
1
2
3
Kensington® Lock Port
1
The Kensington® lock port allows the Notebook PC to be secured using Kensington®
compatible Notebook PC security products. These security products usually include a
metal cable and lock that prevent the Notebook PC to be removed from a fixed object.
Some security products may also include a motion detector to sound an alarm when moved.
Battery Pack
2
The battery pack is automatically charged when connected to an AC power source and maintains power to
the Notebook PC when AC power is not connected. This allows use when moving temporarily between
locations. Battery time varies by usage and by the specifications for this Notebook PC. The battery pack
cannot be disassembled and must be replaced as a single unit through an authorized vendor.
Power (DC) Input
3
The supplied power adapter converts AC power to DC power for use with this jack.
Power supplied through this jack supplies power to the ASUS Notebook PC and charges
the internal battery pack. To prevent damage to the ASUS Notebook PC and battery
pack, always use the supplied power adapter.
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Front Side
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the front side of the Notebook PC.
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1
2
3
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CD Power Switch
Turns ON or OFF the CD player while the Notebook PC is turned OFF.
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CD Player Control Buttons
There are several CD control buttons integrated externally on the Notebook PC for convenient CD
playing. The buttons activate and control your operating system’s software audio player when the
Notebook PC is ON. When your Notebook PC is OFF, the CD control buttons activate a hardware CD
player function that allows you to listen to audio CDs without software. (See section 3 for more
information.)
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Display Panel Button
Press the display panel button to open the display panel.
WARNING! When opening, do not force the display panel down to the table or else
the hinges may break! Never lift the Notebook PC by the display panel!
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Status Indicators
Status indicator details are described in section 3.
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Knowing the Parts
Right Side
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC.
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2
3
4
5
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Flash Memory Slot
1
Normally a PCMCIA or USB memory card reader must be purchased separately in order to
use memory cards from devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, and
PDAs. This Notebook PC has a built-in memory card reader that can read many flash memory
cards as specified later in this manual. The built-in memory card reader is not only convenient,
but also faster than most other forms of memory card readers because it utilizes the highbandwidth PCI bus.
ExpressCard Slot
2
One 26pin Express card slot is available to support one ExpressCard/34mm or one
ExpressCard/54mm expansion card. This new interface is faster by using a serial bus
supporting USB 2.0 and PCI Express instead of the slower parallel bus used in the PC
card slot. (Not compatible with previous PCMCIA cards.)
SPDIF Output Jack
Combo
3
This jack provides connection to SPDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) compliant devices
for digital audio output. Use this feature to turn the Notebook PC into a hi-fi home
entertainment system.
Headphone Output Jack
The stereo headphone jack (1/8 inch) is used to connect the Notebook PC’s audio out signal to
amplified speakers or headphones. Using this jack automatically disables the built-in speakers.
Microphone Input Jack (Mic In)
4
The mono microphone jack (1/8 inch) can be used to connect an external microphone or
output signals from audio devices. Using this jack automatically disables the built-in
microphone. Use this feature for video conferencing, voice narrations, or simple audio
recordings.
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1394 Port
5
IEEE1394 is a high speed serial bus like SCSI but has simple connections and hotplugging capabilities like USB. The interface IEEE1394 has a bandwidth of 100-400
Mbits/sec and can handle up to 63 units on the same bus. IEEE1394 is also used in
high-end digital equipment and should be marked “DV” for Digital Video port.
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2.0
USB Port (2.0/1.1)
The Universal Serial Bus is compatible with USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices such as
keyboards, pointing devices, cameras, hard disk drives, printers, and scanners connected
in a series up to 12Mbits/sec (USB 1.1) and 480Mbits/sec (USB 2.0). USB allows
many devices to run simultaneously on a single computer, with peripherals such as USB keyboards and
some newer monitors acting as additional plug-in sites or hubs. USB supports hot-swapping of devices
so that most peripherals can be connected or disconnected without restarting the computer.
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Air Vents
The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the Notebook PC.
IMPORTANT! Make sure that paper, books, clothing, cables, or other objects do not
block any of the air vents or else overheating of the Notebook PC may occur.
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3. Getting Started
Using AC Power
Using Battery Power
Powering ON the Notebook PC
Checking Battery Power
Restarting or Rebooting
Powering OFF the Notebook PC
Special Keyboard Functions
Switches and Status Indicators
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Power System
Using AC Power
The Notebook PC power is comprised of two parts,
the power adapter and the battery power system.
The power adapter converts AC power from a wall
outlet to the DC power required by the Notebook
PC. Your Notebook PC comes with a universal ACDC adapter. That means that you may connect the
power cord to any 100V-120V as well as 220V240V outlets without setting switches or using
power converters. Different countries may require
that an adapter be used to connect the provided
US-standard AC power cord to a different standard.
Most hotels will provide universal outlets to support different power cords as well as voltages. It is
always best to ask an experienced traveler about AC outlet voltages when bringing power adapters to
another country.
TIP: You can buy travel kits for the Notebook PC that includes power and modem
adapters for almost every country.
With the AC power cord connected to the AC-DC converter, connect the AC power cord to an AC outlet
(preferably with surge-protection) and then connect the DC plug to the Notebook PC. Connecting the
AC-DC adapter to the AC outlet first allows you to test the AC outlet’s power and the AC-DC converter
itself for compatibility problems before connecting the DC power to the Notebook PC. The green
power LED on the adapter lights up if the power is within accepted ranges.
IMPORTANT! Damage may occur if you use a different adapter to power the Notebook PC or use the Notebook PC’s adapter to power other electrical devices. If there
is smoke, burning scent, or extreme heat coming from the AC-DC adapter, seek servicing. Seek servicing if you suspect a faulty AC-DC adapter. You may damage both
your battery pack(s) and the Notebook PC with a faulty AC-DC adapter.
NOTE: This Notebook PC may come with either a two or three-prong plug depending on
territory. If a three-prong plug is provided, you must use a grounded AC outlet or use a
properly grounded adapter to ensure safe operation of the Notebook PC.
WARNING! THE POWER ADAPTER MAY BECOME WARM TO HOT WHEN IN USE. BE
SURE NOT TO COVER THE ADAPTER AND KEEP IT AWAY FROM YOUR BODY.
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Using Battery Power
The Notebook PC is designed to work with a removable battery pack. The battery pack consists of a set
of battery cells housed together. A fully charged pack will provide several hours of battery life, which
can be further extended by using power management features through the BIOS setup. Additional
battery packs are optional and can be purchased separately through a Notebook PC retailer.
Installing and Removing the Battery Pack
Your Notebook PC may or may not have its battery pack installed. If your Notebook PC does not have
its battery pack installed, use the following procedures to install the battery pack.
IMPORTANT! Never attempt to remove the battery pack while the Notebook PC is
turned ON, as this may result in the loss of working data.
To install the battery pack:
To remove the battery pack:
IMPORTANT! Only use battery packs and power adapters supplied with this Notebook PC or specifically approved by the manufacturer or retailer for use with this
model or else damage may occur to the Notebook PC.
Battery Care
The Notebook PC’s battery pack, like all rechargeable batteries, has a limit on the number times it can
be recharged. The battery pack’s useful life will depend on your environment temperature, humidity,
and how your Notebook PC is used. It is ideal that the battery be used in a temperature range between
5˚C and 35˚C (41˚F and 95˚F). You must also take into account that the Notebook PC’s internal
temperature is higher than the outside temperature. Any temperatures above or below this range will
shorten the life of the battery. But in any case, the battery pack’s usage time will eventually decrease
and a new battery pack must be purchased from an authorized dealer for this Notebook PC. Because
batteries also have a shelf life, it is not recommended to buy extras for storing.
WARNING! For safety reasons, DO NOT throw the battery in fire, DO NOT short circuit
the contacts, and DO NOT disassemble the battery. If there is any abnormal operation
or damage to the battery pack caused by impact, turn OFF the Notebook PC and
contact an authorized service center.
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Powering ON the Notebook PC
The Notebook PC’s power-ON message appears on the screen when you turn it ON. If necessary, you may
adjust the brightness by using the hot keys. If you need to run the BIOS Setup to set or modify the system
configuration, press [F2] upon bootup to enter the BIOS Setup. If you press [Tab] during the splash
screen, standard boot information such as the BIOS version can be seen. Press [ESC] and you will be
presented with a boot menu with selections to boot from your available drives.
NOTE: Before bootup, the display panel flashes when the power is turned ON. This is
part of the Notebook PC’s test routine and is not a problem with the display.
IMPORTANT! To protect the hard disk drive, always wait at least 5 seconds after
turning OFF your Notebook PC before turning it back ON.
WARNING! DO NOT carry or cover a Notebook PC that is powered ON with any materials that will reduce air circulation such as a carrying bag.
The Power-On Self Test (POST)
When you turn ON the Notebook PC, it will first run through a series of software-controlled diagnostic
tests called the Power-On Self Test (POST). The software that controls the POST is installed as a
permanent part of the Notebook PC’s architecture. The POST includes a record of the Notebook PC’s
hardware configuration, which is used to make a diagnostic check of the system. This record is created
by using the BIOS Setup program. If the POST discovers a difference between the record and the
existing hardware, it will display a message on the screen prompting you to correct the conflict by
running BIOS Setup. In most cases the record should be correct when you receive the Notebook PC.
When the test is finished, you may get a message reporting “No operating system found” if the hard
disk was not preloaded with an operating system. This indicates that the hard disk is correctly detected
and ready for the installation of a new operating system.
The S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology) checks the hard disk drive during POST
and gives a warning message if the hard disk drive requires servicing. If any critical hard disk drive
warning is given during bootup, backup your data immediately and run Windows disk checking program.
To run Window’s disk checking program: (1) right-click any hard disk drive icon in “My Computer”, (2)
choose Properties, (3) click the Tools tab, (4) click Check Now, (5) select a hard disk drive, (6) select
Thorough to also check for physical damages, and (7) click Start. Third party disk utilities such as Symantec’s
Norton Disk Doctor can also perform the same functions but with greater ease and more features.
IMPORTANT! If warnings are still given during bootup after running a software disk
checking utility, you should take your Notebook PC in for servicing. Continued use
may result in data loss.
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Checking Battery Power
The battery system implements the Smart Battery standard under
the Windows environment, which allows the battery to accurately
report the amount of charge left in the battery. A fully-charged battery
pack provides the Notebook PC a few hours of working power. But
the actual figure varies depending on how you use the power saving
features, your general work habits, the CPU, system memory size,
and the size of the display panel.
Move your mouse over the battery icon
for remaining power information.
To check the remaining battery power, move your cursor over the
power icon. The power icon is a “battery” when not using AC power
and a “plug” when using AC power. Double click on the icon for
more information and settings.
When the AC power is connected,
charging status will be shown.
NOTE: You will be warned when battery power is low. If you
continue to ignore the low battery warnings, the Notebook PC
eventually enters suspend mode (Windows default uses STR).
Note: Screen captures shown
here are examples only and
may not reflect what you see
in your system.
Right-click the battery icon for
submenus.
Left-click the battery icon for power
management settings.
WARNING! Suspend-to-RAM (STR) does not last long when the battery power is depleted.
Suspend-to-Disk (STD) is not the same as power OFF. STD requires a small amount of
power and will fail if no power is available due to complete battery depletion or no power
supply (e.g. removing both the power adapter and battery pack).
Charging the Battery Pack
Before you use your Notebook PC on the road, you will have to charge the battery pack. The battery
pack begins to charge as soon as the Notebook PC is connected to external power using the power
adapter. Fully charge the battery pack before using it for the first time. A new battery pack must completely
charge before the Notebook PC is disconnected from external power. It takes a few hours to fully
charge the battery when the Notebook PC is turned OFF and may take twice the time when the Notebook
PC is turned ON. The battery charge light turns OFF when the battery pack is charged.
NOTE: The battery stops charging if the temperature is too high or the battery voltage is
too high. BIOS provides a smart battery refreshing function. If the battery calibration process fails, stop charging and contact an authorized service center.
WARNING! Do not leave the battery pack discharged. The battery pack will discharge over
time. If not using a battery pack, it must continued to be charged every three months to
extend recovery capacity or else it may fail to charge in the future.
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Restarting or Rebooting
After making changes to your operating system, you
may be prompted to restart the system. Some
installation processes will provide a dialog box to
allow restart. To restart the system manually, click
Windows Start button and select Shut Down and
then choose Restart.
(Screens are different depending on security settings.)
Powering OFF
In Windows XP, power OFF the Notebook PC by
clicking Windows Start button and select Shut Down
and then choose Turn off (or Shut down). For
operating systems without proper power management
(DOS, Windows NT), you must close all applications and exit operating systems and then power OFF by
holding the power switch for 2 seconds (as opposed to 1 second to power ON). Holding the power switch for
2 seconds is necessary in order to prevent accidental power-OFFs.
IMPORTANT! To protect the hard drive, wait at least 5 seconds after turning OFF your
Notebook PC before turning it back ON.
Emergency Shutdown
In case your operating system cannot properly turn OFF or restart, there are two additional ways to
shutdown your Notebook PC:
(1) Hold the power button
over 4 seconds, or (2) Press the shutdown button
.
TIP: Use a straightened paper clip to
press the shutdown button.
IMPORTANT! Do not use emergency shutdown while data is being written; doing so
can result in loss or destruction of your data.
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Special Keyboard Functions
Colored Hot Keys
The following defines the colored hot keys on the Notebook PC’s keyboard. The colored commands can only
be accessed by first pressing and holding the function key while pressing a key with a colored command.
NOTE: The Hot Key locations on the function keys may vary depending on model but
the functions should remain the same. Follow the icons instead of the function keys.
F1
F2
F3
F4
“Zz” Icon (F1): Places the Notebook PC in suspend mode (either Save-to-RAM or Save-toDisk depending on sleep button setting in power management setup).
Radio Tower (F2): Wireless Models Only: Toggles the internal wireless LAN or Bluetooth (on
selected models) ON or OFF with an on-screen-display. When enabled, the corresponding wireless
indicator will light. Windows software settings are necessary to use the wireless LAN or Bluetooth.
Envelope Icon (F3): Pressing this button will launch your Email application while Windows
is running.
“e” Icon (F4): Pressing this button will launch your Internet browser application while
Windows is running.
F5
Filled Sun Icon (F5): Decreases the display brightness
F6
Open Sun Icon (F6): Increases the display brightness
F7
F8
LCD Icon (F7): Toggles the display panel ON and OFF. This also stretches your screen area
(on certain models) to fill the entire display when using low resolution modes.
LCD/Monitor Icons (F8): Toggles between the Notebook PC’s LCD display and an external
monitor in this series: Notebook PC LCD -> External Monitor -> Both. (This function does
not work in 256 Colors, select High Color in Display Property Settings.) IMPORTANT:
Connect an external monitor before booting up the Notebook PC.
F10
Speaker Icons (F10): Toggles the speakers ON and OFF (only in Windows OS)
F11
Speaker Down Icon (F11): Decreases the speaker volume (only in Windows OS)
F12
Speaker Up Icon (F12): Increases the speaker volume (only in Windows OS)
Num Lk (Ins): Toggles the numeric keypad (number lock) ON and OFF. Allows you to use a
larger portion of the keyboard for number entering.
Scr Lk (Del): Toggles the “Scroll Lock” ON and OFF. Allows you to use a larger portion of
the keyboard for cell navigation.
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Microsoft Windows™ Keys
There are two special Windows™ keys on the keyboard as described below.
The key with the Windows™ Logo activates the Start menu located at the bottom left of the
Windows™ desktop.
The other key, that looks like a Windows™ menu with a small cursor, activates the properties
menu and is equivalent to pressing the right mouse button on a Windows™ object.
Keyboard as a Numeric Keypad
The numeric keypad is embedded in the keyboard and
consists of 15 keys that make number intensive input more
convenient. These dual-purpose keys are labeled in orange
on the key caps. Numeric assignments are located at the
upper right hand corner of each key as shown in the figure.
When the numeric keypad is engaged by pressing
,
the number lock LED lights up. If an external keyboard is
on the external keyboard
connected, pressing the
enables/disables the NumLock on both keyboards
simultaneously. To disable the numeric keypad while keeping the keypad on an external keyboard
activated, press the
keys on the Notebook PC.
Keyboard as Cursors
The keyboard can be used as cursors while Number Lock is
ON or OFF in order to increase navigation ease while
entering numeric data in spreadsheets or similar applications.
and one of the cursor
With Number Lock OFF, press
keys shown below. For example [Fn][8] for up, [Fn][K] for
down, [Fn][U] for left, and [Fn][O] for right.
With Number Lock ON, use [Shift] and one of the cursor
keys shown below. For example [Shift][8] for up, [Shift][K]
for down, [Shift][U] for left, and [Shift][O] for right.
NOTE: The arrow symbols are illustrated here for your reference. They are not labeled
on the keyboard as shown here.
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Switches and Status Indicators
Switches
Power4 Gear+ Key
The Power4 Gear+ button toggles power savings between various power saving modes. The power saving
modes control many aspects of the Notebook PC to maximize performance versus battery time.
When you are using an AC power adapter, Power4 Gear+ will switch between three modes in the AC power
mode segment. When you remove the AC adapter, Power4 Gear+ will switch between seven modes in the
battery (DC) mode segment. When you remove or apply the AC adapter, Power4 Gear+ will automatically
shift you up or down into the proper mode segment (AC or DC).
AC Mode
Battery (DC) Mode
Bluetooth Key
This button is only applicable on models with internal Bluetooth (BT). Press once to enable and once to
disable the BT function. (Windows software settings are necessary.)
Wireless LAN Key
This button is only applicable on models with internal wireless LAN (WLAN). Press once to enable and
once to disable the WLAN function. (Windows software settings are necessary.)
Pad-Lock Key
Pressing this button will lock your touchpad when using an external mouse. Locking the touchpad will
prevent you from accidentally moving the cursor while typing. To enable the touchpad, simply press
this button again.
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Status Indicators
Top of keyboard
Bluetooth Indicator (on selected models)
This button is only applicable on models with internal Bluetooth (BT). This indicator will light to show
that the Notebook PC’s built-in BT function is activated.
Number Lock
Indicates that number lock [Num Lk] is activated when lighted. Number lock allows some of the keyboard
letters to act as numbers for easier numeric data input.
Capital Lock
Indicates that capital lock [Caps Lock] is activated when lighted. Capital lock allows some of the
keyboard letters to type using capitalized letters (e.g. A, B, C). When the capital lock light is OFF, the
typed letters will be in the lower case form (e.g. a,b,c).
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Status Indicators
Front edge
Optical Drive Activity Indicator
Indicates that the ASUS Notebook PC is accessing the optical disk drive. The light flashes proportional
to the access time.
Power Indicator
The green LED lights to indicate that the Notebook PC is turned ON and blink slowly when the Notebook
PC is in the Suspend-to-RAM (Standby) mode. This LED is OFF when the Notebook PC is OFF or in
the Suspend-to-Disk (Hibernation) mode.
Battery Charge Indicator
The battery charge indicator is an LED that shows the status of the battery’s power as follows:
ON: When turned ON or OFF - The Notebook PC’s battery is charging when AC power is connected.
Off: The Notebook PC’s battery is charged or completely drained.
Blinking: When turned ON - battery power is less than 10% and the AC power is not connected.
Drive Activity Indicator
Indicates that the Notebook PC is accessing one or more storage device(s) such as the hard disk. The
light flashes proportional to the access time.
Wireless LAN Indicator (on selected models)
This indicator is only applicable on models with internal wireless LAN. When the internal wireless LAN
is enabled, this indicator will light. (Windows software settings are necessary to use the wireless LAN.)
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CD Player Control Buttons and Indicator (on selected models)
There are several CD control buttons integrated externally on the Notebook PC for convenient CD
playing. The buttons activate and control your operating system’s audio player when the Notebook PC
is ON. When your Notebook PC is OFF, the CD control buttons activate a CD player function that
allows you to listen to audio CDs even while the Notebook PC is not turned ON. The following defines
the meaning of each CD control button and indicator on the front of the Notebook PC.
CD Skip to Previous Track (Rewind) & Audio Volume Down
During CD play, this button has two functions:
Track: The first push will restart the current track. The second push will skip to the previous track.
Audio: Hold down to decrease audio volume.
CD Skip to Next Track (Fast Forward) & Audio Volume Up
During CD play, this button has two functions:
Track: Push once to skip to the next track during CD playing.
Audio: Hold down to increase audio volume.
CD Stop
During CD stop: Ejects the CD tray.
During CD play: Stops CD play.
CD Play/Pause
During CD stop, begins CD play.
During CD play, pauses CD play.
CD Power Switch
While the Notebook PC is OFF: Turns ON or OFF the CD player.
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Operating System
Pointing Device
Storage Devices
ExpressCard Socket
Optical Drive
Hard Disk Drive
Modem Connection
Network Connection
Power Management Modes
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Operating System
This Notebook PC may offer (depending on territory) its customers the choice of a pre-installed operating
system such as Microsoft Windows XP. The choices and languages will depend on the territory. The
levels of hardware and software support may vary depending on the installed operating system. The
stability and compatibility of other operating systems cannot be guaranteed.
Support Software
This Notebook PC comes with a support CD that provides BIOS,
drivers and applications to enable hardware features, extend
functionality, help manage your Notebook PC, or add functionality
not provided by the native operating system. If updates or
replacement of the support CD is necessary, contact your dealer
for web sites to download individual software drivers and utilities.
The support CD contains all drivers, utilities and software for all popular operating systems including
those that have been pre-installed. The support CD does not include the operating system itself. The
support CD is necessary even if your Notebook PC came pre-configured in order to provide additional
software not included as part of the factory pre-install.
A recovery CD is optional and includes an image of the original operating system installed on the hard
drive at the factory. The recovery CD provides a comprehensive recovery solution that quickly restores
the Notebook PC’s operating system to its original working state provided that your hard disk drive is
in good working order. Contact your retailer if you require such a solution.
Note: Some of the Notebook PC’s components and features may not work until the
device drivers and utilities are installed.
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Pointing Device
The Notebook PC’s integrated touchpad pointing
device is fully compatible with all two/three-button
and scrolling knob PS/2 mice. The touchpad is
pressure sensitive and contains no moving parts;
therefore, mechanical failures can be avoided. A
device driver is still required for working with some
application software.
Cursor
Movement
Right Click
IMPORTANT! Do not use any objects in
place of your finger to operate the touchpad or else damage may occur to the
touchpad’s surface.
Left Click
Using the Touchpad
Light pressure with the tip of your finger is all that
is required to operate the touchpad. Because the
touchpad is electrostatic sensitive, objects cannot
be used in place of your fingers. The touchpad’s
primary function is to move the cursor around or
select items displayed on the screen with the use of
your fingertip instead of a standard desktop mouse.
The following illustrations demonstrate proper use
of the touchpad.
Slide finger
forward
Slide finger
right
Slide
finger left
Slide finger
backward
Moving The Cursor
Place your finger in the center of the touchpad and
slide in a direction to move the cursor.
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Touchpad Usage Illustrations
Clicking/Tapping - With the cursor over an item, press the left button or use your fingertip to touch the
touchpad lightly, keeping your finger on the touchpad until the item is selected. The selected item will
change color. The following 2 examples produce the same results.
Clicking
Tapping
(press the left cursor button and release)
(lightly but rapidly strike the touchpad)
Double-clicking/Double-tapping - This is a common skill for launching a program directly from the
corresponding icon you select. Move the cursor over the icon you wish to execute, press the left button
or tap the pad twice in rapid succession, and the system launches the corresponding program. If the
interval between the clicks or taps is too long, the operation will not be executed. You can set the
double-click speed using the Windows Control Panel “Mouse.” The following 2 examples produce the
same results.
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Double-Clicking
Double-Tapping
(press the left button twice and release)
(lightly but rapidly strike the touchpad twice)
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Dragging - Dragging means to pick up an item and place it anywhere on the screen you wish. You can
move the cursor over the item you select, and while keeping the left button depressed, moving the
cursor to the desired location, then release the button. Or, you can simply double-tap on the item and
hold while dragging the item with your fingertip. The following illustrations produce the same results.
Dragging-Clicking
Dragging-Tapping
(hold left button and slide finger on touchpad)
(lightly strike the touchpad twice, sliding finger
on touchpad during second strike)
NOTE: A software-controlled scrolling function is available after setting up the included
touchpad utility to allow easy Windows or web navigation. Basic functions can be adjusted at the Windows control panel to allow comfortable clicking and tapping.
Caring for the Touchpad
The touchpad is pressure sensitive. If not properly cared for, it can be easily damaged. Take note of the
following precautions.
•
•
•
•
Make sure the touchpad does not come into contact with dirt, liquids or grease.
Do not touch the touchpad if your fingers are dirty or wet.
Do not rest heavy objects on the touchpad or the touchpad buttons.
Do not scratch the touchpad with your finger nails or any hard objects.
NOTE: The touchpad responds to movement not to force. There is no need to tap the
surface too hard. Tapping too hard does not increase the responsiveness of the touchpad. The touchpad responds best to light pressure.
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Storage Devices
Storage devices allow the Notebook PC to read or write documents, pictures, and other files to various
data storage devices. This Notebook PC has the following storage devices:
• ExpressCard
• Optical drive
• Flash memory reader
• Hard disk drive
ExpressCard
One 26pin Express card socket is available to support one ExpressCard/34mm or one
ExpressCard/54mm expansion card. This new interface is faster by using a serial bus
supporting USB 2.0 and PCI Express instead of the slower parallel bus used in the PC
card socket. (Not compatible with previous PCMCIA cards.)
Inserting an ExpressCard
Be sure the ExpressCard
is level when inserting.
1. If there is an ExpressCard socket protector, remove it using the “Removing an ExpressCard”
instructions below.
2. Insert the ExpressCard with the connector side first
and label side up. Standard ExpressCards will be
flush with the Notebook PC when fully inserted.
Removing an ExpressCard
The ExpressCard socket does not have an eject
button. Press the ExpressCard inwards and release
to eject the ExpressCard. Carefully pull the ejected
ExpressCard out of the socket.
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3. Carefully connect any cables or adapters
needed by the ExpressCard. Usually connectors can only be inserted in one orientation.
Look for a sticker, icon, or marking on one side
of the connector representing the top side.
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Optical Drive
Inserting an optical disc
1. While the Notebook PC’s power is ON,
press the drive’s eject button and the tray
will eject out partially.
2. Gently pull on the drive’s front panel and slide
the tray completely out. Be careful not to touch
the CD drive lens and other mechanisms.
Make sure there are no obstructions that may
get jammed under the drive’s tray.
3. Hold the disc by the edge and face the disc’s 4. Slowly push the drive’s tray back in. The drive
printed side up. Push down on both sides of
will begin reading the table of contents (TOC)
on the disc. When the drive stops, the disc is
the disc’s center until the disc snaps onto
ready to be used.
the hub. The hub should be higher than
the disc when correctly mounted.
NOTE: It is normal to hear as well as feel the CD spinning with great intensity in the
CD drive while data is read.
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Optical Drive (Cont’)
Removing an optical disc
Emergency eject
Actual location will
vary by model.
Eject the tray and gently pry the edge of the disc
upwards at an angle to remove the disc from the
hub.
Using the Optical Drive
The emergency eject is located in a hole on the
optical drive and is used to eject the optical drive
tray in case the electronic eject does not work.
Do not use the emergency eject in place of the
electronic eject. Note: Make sure not to stab
the activity indicator located in the same area.
Optical discs and equipment must be handled with care because of the precise mechanics involved.
Keep in mind the important safety instructions from your CD suppliers. Unlike desktop optical drives,
the Notebook PC uses a hub to hold the CD in place regardless of the angle. When inserting a CD, it is
important that the CD be pressed onto the center hub or else the optical drive tray will scratch the CD.
WARNING! If the CD disc is not properly locked onto the center hub, the CD can be
damaged when the tray is closed. Always watch the CD closely while closing the tray
slowly to prevent damage.
A CD drive letter should be present regardless of the presence of a CD disc in the drive. After the CD is
properly inserted, data can be accessed just like with hard disk drives; except that nothing can be
written to or changed on the CD. Using the proper software, a CD-RW drive or DVD+CD-RW drive
can allow CD-RW discs to be used like a hard drive with writing, deleting, and editing capabilities.
Vibration is normal for all high-speed optical drives due to unbalanced CDs or CD print. To decrease
vibration, use the Notebook PC on an even surface and do not place labels on the CD.
Listening to Audio CD
The optical drives can play audio CDs, but only the DVD-ROM drive can play DVD audio. Insert the
audio CD and Windows™ automatically opens an audio player and begins playing. Depending on the
DVD audio disc and installed software, it may require that you open a DVD player to listen to DVD
audio. You can adjust the volume using hotkeys or Windows™ speaker icon on the taskbar.
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Flash Memory Card Reader
Normally a PCMCIA memory card reader must be purchased separately in order to use memory cards
from devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, and PDAs. This Notebook PC has
a single built-in memory card reader that can read the following flash memory cards: Secure Digital
(SD), Multi-Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Select (MS Select), Memory
Stick Duo (with MS adapter), Memory Stick Pro, and Memory Stick Pro Duo (with MS Pro adapter).
Memory Sticks may be standard or with MagicGate technology. The built-in memory card reader is not
only convenient, but also faster than most other forms of memory card readers because it utilizes the
high-bandwidth PCI bus.
Supported Memory Types
MS adapter
MS (Memory Stick)
Duo/Pro/Duo Pro/MG
MS (Memory Stick)
Magic Gate (MG)
MS (Memory Stick)
Select
MS (Memory Stick)
MMC (Multimedia Card)
SD (Secure Digital)
SD / MMC
MS / MS Pro
IMPORTANT! Never remove cards while or immediately after reading, copying, formatting, or deleting data on the card or else data loss may occur.
Hard Disk Drive
Hard disk drives have higher capacities and operate at much faster speeds
than floppy disk drives and optical drives. The Notebook PC comes with
a replaceable 2.5” (6.35cm) wide and approximately .374” (.95cm) high
IDE hard disk drive. Current IDE hard drives support S.M.A.R.T. (Self
Monitoring and Reporting Technology) to detect hard disk errors or
failures before they happen. Most Notebook PC models use PATA
(Parallel ATA) hard drives, but selected models use SATA (Serial ATA) hard drives. When replacing or
upgrading the hard drive, always visit an authorized service center or retailer for this Notebook PC.
IMPORTANT! Poor handling of the Notebook PC may damage the hard disk drive.
Handle the Notebook PC gently and keep it away from static electricity and strong
vibrations or impact. The hard disk drive is the most delicate component and will
likely be the first or only component that is damaged if the Notebook PC is dropped.
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Connections
NOTE: The built-in modem and network cannot be installed later as an upgrade. After
purchase, modem and/or network can be installed as a PC card (PCMCIA).
Modem Connection
The telephone wire used to connect the Notebook PC’s internal
modem should have either two or four wires (only two wires
(telephone line #1) is used by the modem) and should have an RJ11 connector on both ends. Connect one end to the modem port
and the other end to an analog telephone wall socket (the ones
found in residential buildings). Once the driver is setup, the modem is ready to use.
NOTE: When you are connected to an online service, do not place the Notebook PC in
suspend (or sleep mode) or else you will disconnect the modem connection.
WARNING! Only use analog telephone outlets. The built-in modem does not support
the voltage used in digital phone systems. Do not connect the RJ-11 to digital phone
systems found in many commercial buildings or else damage will occur!
CAUTION: For electrical safety concerns, only use telephone cables rated 26AWG or
higher. (see Glossary for more information)
Example of the Notebook PC connected to a telephone jack for use with the built-in modem:
Telephone connector is
the smaller of the two.
Telephone cables
with RJ-11 connectors
Telephone
Wall Jack
Telephone connection is optional
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Network Connection
Connect a network cable, with RJ-45 connectors on each end, to the modem/network port on the Notebook
PC and the other end to a hub or switch. For 100 BASE-TX / 1000 BASE-T speeds, your network cable
must be category 5 or better (not category 3) with twisted-pair wiring. If you plan on running the
interface at 100/1000Mbps, it must be connected to a 100 BASE-TX / 1000 BASE-T hub (not a BASET4 hub). For 10Base-T, use category 3, 4, or 5 twisted-pair wiring. 10/100 Mbps Full-Duplex is supported
on this Notebook PC but requires connection to a network switching hub with “duplex” enabled. The
software default is to use the fastest setting so no user-intervention is required.
1000BASE-T (or Gigabit) is only supported on selected models.
Twisted-Pair Cable
The cable used to connect the Ethernet card to a host (generally
a Hub or Switch) is called a straight-through Twisted Pair Ethernet
(TPE). The end connectors are called RJ-45 connectors, which
are not compatible with RJ-11 telephone connectors. If connecting
two computers together without a hub in between, a crossover
LAN cable is required (Fast-Ethernet model). Gigabit models
support auto-crossover so a crossover LAN cable is optional.
Example of the Notebook PC connected to a Network Hub or Switch for use with the built-in
Ethernet controller.
LAN connector is the
larger of the two.
Network Hub or Switch
Network cable with
RJ-45 connectors
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Power Management Modes
The Notebook PC has a number of automatic or adjustable power saving features that you can use to
maximize battery life and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). You can control some of these features
through the Power menu in the BIOS Setup. ACPI power management settings are made through the
operating system. The power management features are designed to save as much electricity as possible
by putting components into a low power consumption mode as often as possible but also allow full
operation on demand. These low power modes are referred to as “Stand by” (or Suspend-to-RAM) and
“Hibernation” mode or Suspend-to-Disk (STD). The Standby mode is a simple function provided by
the operating system. When the Notebook PC is in either one of the power saving modes, the status will
be shown by the following: “Stand by”: Power LED Blinks and “Hibernation”: Power LED OFF.
Full Power Mode & Maximum Performance
The Notebook PC operates in Full Power mode when the power management function is disabled by
configuring Windows power management and SpeedStep. When the Notebook PC is operating in Full
Power Mode, the Power LED remains ON. If you are conscious of both system performance and power
consumption, select “Maximum Performance” instead of disabling all power management features.
ACPI
Advanced Configuration and Power Management (ACPI) was developed by Intel, Microsoft, and Toshiba
especially for Windows and later to control power management and Plug and Play features. ACPI is the
new standard in power management for Notebook PCs.
NOTE: APM was used in older operating systems like Windows NT4 and Windows 98.
Because newer operating systems like Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows ME
utilize ACPI, APM is no longer fully supported on this Notebook PC.
Suspend Mode
In “Stand by” (STR) and “Hibernation” (STD), the CPU clock is stopped and most of the Notebook PC
devices are put in their lowest active state. The suspend mode is the lowest power state of the Notebook
PC. The Notebook PC enters suspend mode when the system remains idle for a specified amount of time
or manually using the [Fn][F1] keys. The Power LED blinks when the Notebook PC is in STR mode. In
STD mode, the Notebook PC will appear to be powered OFF. Recover from STR by pressing any
keyboard button (except Fn). Recover from STD by using the power switch (just like powering
ON the Notebook PC).
Power Savings
In addition to reducing the CPU clock, this mode puts devices including the LCD backlight in their
lower active state. The Notebook PC enters “Stand by” mode (low priority) when the system remains
idle for a specified amount of time. The timeout can be set through Windows power management (higher
priority). To resume system operation, press any key.
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Power State Summary
STATE ENTRY EVENT
EXIT EVENT
“Stand by”
• “Stand by” through Windows Start button,
• Timer as set though “Power Management”
in Windows Control Panel (higher priority)
• Any device
• Battery low
STR (“Stand by”)
(Suspend-to-RAM)
STD (“Hibernate”)
(Suspend-to-Disk)
• Hotkey [Fn][F1]
-• Hotkey [Fn][F1]
--
•
•
•
•
Soft OFF
• Power button (can be defined as STR or STD) • Power button
• “Shut down” through Windows Start button
Signal from modem port
Power button • Any key
Power button
Battery Extremely Low
Thermal Power Control
There are three power control methods for controlling the Notebook PC’s thermal state. These power
control cannot be configured by the user and should be known in case the Notebook PC should enter
these states. The following temperatures represent the chassis temperature (not CPU).
•
The fan turns ON for active cooling when the temperature reaches the safe upper limit.
•
The CPU decreases speed for passive cooling when the temperature exceeds the safe upper limit.
•
The system shut down for critical cooling when temperature exceeds the maximum safe upper limit.
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Stand by and Hibernate
Power management settings can be found in the Windows control panel. The following shows the
power options properties in Windows. You can define “Stand By” or “Shut down” for closing the
display panel, pressing the power button, or activating sleep mode. “Stand by” and “Hibernate” saves
power when your Notebook PC is not in use by turning OFF certain components. When you resume
your work, your last status (such as a document scrolled down half way or email typed half way will
reappear as if you never left. “Shut down” will close all applications and ask if you want to save your
work if any are not saved.
“Stand by” is the same as Suspend-to-RAM (STR). This
function stores your current data and status in RAM while
many components are turned OFF. Because RAM is volatile,
it requires power to keep (refresh) the data. To operate: select
“Start” | “Shut down”, and “Stand by”.
“Hibernate” is the same as Suspend-to-Disk (STD) and
stores your current data and status on the hard disk drive.
By doing this, RAM does not have to be periodically
refreshed and power consumption is greatly reduced but not
completely eliminated because certain wake-up components
like LAN needs to remain powered. “Hibernate” saves more
power compared to “Stand by”. To operate: Enable
hibernation in “Power Options” and select “Start” | “Shut
down”, and “Hibernate”.
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Appendix
Optional Accessories
Optional Connections
Glossary
Declarations and Safety Statements
Notebook PC Information
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Appendix
Optional Accessories
These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC.
USB Hub (Optional)
Attaching an optional USB hub will increase your
USB ports and allow you to quickly connect or
disconnect many USB peripherals through a single
cable.
USB 2.0 Slim Combo Drive (Optional)
The slim combo drive features FlextraLink™ (anti-coaster technology) and FlextraSpeed™ (recording
technology) to help prevent writing unusable discs, minimizes CPU loading to allow operation of other
software while writing, and automatically adjust for optimal recording speed versus vibration to reduce
rotational noise. (Specifications may change without notice.)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Interface:
Data buffer:
Disc sizes:
DVD (read):
CD (read):
CD-R (write):
CD-RW (write):
Dimensions:
Weight:
USB 2.0
2MB (write), 512KB (read)
12cm and 8cm
8X max
24X max
24X, 20X, 16X, 8X, 4X
12X, 10X, 8X, 4X, 2X
16mm x 129mm x 142mm
250g
USB Floppy Disk Drive
The Notebook PC features an optional USB-interface disk drive that accepts a standard 1.44MB (or
720KB) 3.5-inch floppy diskette. The eject button is on the top edge of the floppy disk drive for easy
access, unlike desktop PCs with the eject button on the bottom of the floppy disk drive. Floppy access
activity can be monitored through the LED on the front of the floppy disk drive.
WARNING! To prevent system failures,
(Safely Remove Hardware) on the
use
taskbar before disconnecting the USB
floppy disk drive. Eject the floppy disk
before transporting the Notebook PC to
prevent damage from shock.
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Optional Accessories (Cont.)
These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC.
Wireless LAN Card or USB Adapter
The ASUS WLAN PC
Card (WL-107g) is a
wireless LAN adapter that
fits into a PCMCIA Type
II slot in a Notebook PC
and creates a wireless network using the IEEE
802.11g/b wireless standards.
802
.11g
54M
bps
The ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter (WL167g) is thumb-sized and creates a wireless network using the IEEE 802.11g/b wireless standards
and connects to any computer using USB2.0 connectivity.
USB Flash Memory Disk
A USB flash memory disk is an optional item that
can replace the 1.44MB floppy disk and provide storage up to several hundred megabytes, higher transfer speeds, and greater durability. When used in current operating systems, no drivers are necessary.
USB Communication Cable
Attaching optional USB communication cables between computers through the USB ports will allow basic file transfer capabilities between the
computers whether they be Notebook PC’s, Desktop PC’s, or a combination of both.
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Optional Connections
These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC.
USB Keyboard and Mouse
Attaching an external USB keyboard will allow data entry to be more comfortable. Attaching an external USB mouse will allow Windows navigation to be more comfortable. Both the external USB keyboard and mouse will work simultaneously with the Notebook PC’s built-in keyboard and touchpad.
Printer Connection
One or more USB printers can be simultaneously
used on any USB port or USB hub.
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Glossary
ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface)
Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers.
APM (Advanced Power Management)
Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers.
AWG (American Wire Gauge)
NOTE: This table is for general reference only and should not be used as a source of
the American Wire Gauge standard as this table may not be current or complete.
Gauge
Diam
Area
R
I@3A/mm2
Gauge
Diam
Area
R
I@3A/mm2
AWG
33
(mm)
0.18
(mm2)
0.026
(ohm/km)
676
(mA)
75
AWG
24
(mm)
0.50
(mm2)
0.20
(ohm/km)
87.5
(mA)
588
0.19
0.028
605
85
0.55
0.24
72.3
715
32
0.20
0.031
547
93
0.60
0.28
60.7
850
30
29
0.25
0.30
0.049
0.071
351
243
147
212
0.65
0.70
0.33
0.39
51.7
44.6
1.0 A
1.16 A
27
0.35
0.096
178
288
0.75
0.44
38.9
1.32 A
26
0.40
0.13
137
378
0.80
0.50
34.1
1.51 A
25
0.45
0.16
108
477
0.85
0.57
30.2
1.70 A
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BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
BIOS is a set of routines that affect how the computer transfers data between computer components,
such as memory, disks, and the display adapter. The BIOS instructions are built into the computer’s
read-only memory. BIOS parameters can be configured by the user through the BIOS Setup program.
The BIOS can be updated using the provided utility to copy a new BIOS file into the EEPROM.
Bit (Binary Digit)
Represents the smallest unit of data used by the computer. A bit can have one of two values: 0 or 1.
Boot
Boot means to start the computer operating system by loading it into system memory. When the manual
instructs you to “boot” your system (or computer), it means to turn ON your computer. “Reboot” means
to restart your computer. When using Windows 95 or later, selecting “Restart” from “Start | Shut Down...”
will reboot your computer.
Bus Master IDE
PIO (Programmable I/O) IDE requires that the CPU be involved in IDE access and waiting for mechanical events. Bus master IDE transfers data to/from the memory without interrupting the CPU. Bus
master IDE driver and bus master IDE hard disk drives are required to support bus master IDE mode.
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Byte (Binary Term)
One byte is a group of eight contiguous bits. A byte is used to represent a single alphanumeric character,
punctuation mark, or other symbol.
Clock Throttling
Chipset function which allows the processor’s clock to be stopped and started at a known duty cycle.
Clock throttling is used for power savings, thermal management, and reducing processing speed.
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
The CPU, sometimes called “Processor,” actually functions as the “brain” of the computer. It interprets
and executes program commands and processes data stored in memory.
Device Driver
A device driver is a special set of instructions that allows the computer’s operating system to communicate with devices such as VGA, audio, Ethernet, printer, or modem.
DVD
DVD is essentially a bigger, faster CD that can hold video as well as audio and computer data. With
these capacities and access rates, DVD discs can provide you with dramatically-enhanced high-color,
full-motion videos, better graphics, sharper pictures, and digital audio for a theater-like experience.
DVD aims to encompass home entertainment, computers, and business information with a single digital format, eventually replacing audio CD, videotape, laserdisc, CD-ROM, and video game cartridges.
Hardware
Hardware is a general term referring to the physical components of a computer system, including peripherals such as printers, modems, and pointing devices.
IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics)
IDE devices integrate the drive control circuitry directly on the drive itself, eliminating the need for a
separate adapter card (in the case for SCSI devices). UltraDMA/66 or 100 IDE devices can achieve up
to 33MB/Sec transfer.
IEEE1394 (1394)
Also known as iLINK (Sony) or FireWire (Apple). 1394 is a high speed serial bus like SCSI but has
simple connections and hot-plugging capabilities like USB. The popular 1394a interface has a bandwidth of 400Mbits/sec and can handle up to 63 units on the same bus. The newer 1394b interface can
support twice the speed and will appear in future models when peripherals support higher speeds. It is
very likely that 1394, together with USB, will replace Parallel, IDE, SCSI, and EIDE ports. 1394 is also
used in high-end digital equipment and should be marked “DV” for Digital Video port.
Infrared Port (IrDA)
The infrared (IrDA) communication port allows convenient wireless data communication with infrared-equipped devices or computers up to 4Mbits/sec. This allows easy wireless synchronization with
PDAs or mobile phones and even wireless printing to printers. Small offices can use IrDA technology
to share a printer between several closely placed Notebook PCs and even send files to each other
without a network.
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Kensington® Locks
Kensington® locks (or compatible) allow the Notebook PC to be secured usually using a metal cable
and lock that prevent the Notebook PC to be removed from a fixed object. Some security products may
also include a motion detector to sound an alarm when moved.
Laser Classifications
As lasers became more numerous and more widely used, the need to warn users of laser hazards became
apparent. To meet this need, laser classifications were established. Current classification levels vary from
optically safe, requiring no controls (Class 1) to very hazardous, requiring strict controls (Class 4).
CLASS 1: A Class 1 laser or laser system emits levels of optical energy that are eye-safe and consequently require no controls. An example of this class of laser system is the checkout scanning device
found in most grocery stores or lasers used in optical drives.
CLASS 2 & CLASS 3A: Class 2 and Class 3A lasers emit visible, continuous-wave (CW) optical
radiation levels slightly above the maximum permissible exposure (MPE) level. Although these lasers
can cause eye damage, their brightness usually causes observers to look away or blink before eye
damage occurs. These lasers have strict administrative controls requiring placement of signs warning
personnel not to stare directly into the beam. Class 3A lasers must not be viewed with optically-aided
devices.
CLASS 3B: Class 3B lasers, and Class 3A lasers with outputs of 2.5mW, are hazardous to personnel
who are within the beam path and look at the beam source directly or by specular reflection. These
lasers cannot produce hazardous diffuse reflections. Personnel working with these lasers should wear
appropriate protective eyewear during any operation of the laser. Class 3B lasers have both administrative and physical controls to protect personnel. Physical controls include limited access work areas.
Administrative controls include special warning signs posted outside the entrances to the laser work
spaces and lights outside the entrances that warn personnel when the lasers are in use.
CLASS 4: Class 4 lasers are high-power lasers that will cause damage to unprotected eyes and skin
through intra-beam viewing and specular or diffuse reflections. Consequently, no personnel should be
in aroom where a Class 4 laser is operating without proper eye protection.
PCI Bus (Peripheral Component Interconnect Local Bus)
PCI bus is a specification that defines a 32-bit data bus interface. PCI is a standard widely used by
expansion card manufacturers.
PC Cards (PCMCIA)
PC cards are about the size of a few stacked credit cards and have a 68-pin connector at one end. The
PC Card standard accommodates a number of function, communication, and data storage expansion
options. PC cards come in memory/flash cards, fax/modems, networking adapters, SCSI adapters, MPEG
I/II decoder cards, and even wireless modem or LAN cards. The Notebook PC supports PCMCIA 2.1,
and 32bit CardBus standards. The three different PC Card standards actually have different thicknesses.
Type I cards are 3.3mm, Type II cards are 5mm, and Type III cards are 10.5mm thick. Type I and Type
II cards can be used in a single socket. Type III cards take up two sockets and must be used on Notebook
PCs with two sockets.
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POST (Power On Self Test)
When you turn on the computer, it will first run through the POST, a series of software-controlled
diagnostic tests. The POST checks system memory, the motherboard circuitry, the display, the keyboard, the diskette drive, and other I/O devices.
RAM (Random Access Memory)
There are several different types of RAM such as DDR (Double Dynamic RAM), DRAM (Dynamic
RAM), EDO DRAM (Extended Data Output DRAM), SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM).
ROM (Read Only Memory)
ROM is nonvolatile memory used to store permanent programs (called firmware) used in certain computer components. Flash ROM (or EEPROM) can be reprogrammed with new programs (or BIOS).
Suspend Mode
In Save-to-RAM (STR) and Save-to-Disk (STD), the CPU clock is stopped and most of the Notebook
PC devices are put in their lowest active state. The Notebook PC enters Suspend when the system
remains idle for a specified amount of time or manually using the function keys. The timeout setting of
both Hard Disk and Video can be set by the BIOS Setup. The Power LED blinks when the Notebook PC
is in STR mode. In STD mode, the Notebook PC will appear to be powered OFF.
System Disk
A system disk contains the core file of an operating system and is used to boot up the operating system.
Twisted-Pair Cable
The cable used to connect the Ethernet card to a host (generally a Hub or Switch) is called a straightthrough Twisted Pair Ethernet (TPE). The end connectors are called RJ-45 connectors, which are not
compatible with RJ-11 telephone connectors. If connecting two computers together without a hub in
between, a crossover twisted-pair is required.
UltraDMA/66 or 100
UltraDMA/66 or 100 are new specifications to improve IDE transfer rates. Unlike traditional PIO
mode, which only uses the rising edge of IDE command signal to transfer data, UltraDMA/66 or 100
uses both rising edge and falling edge.
USB (Universal Serial Bus)
A new 4-pin serial peripheral bus that allows plug and play computer peripherals such as keyboard,
mouse, joystick, scanner, printer and modem/ISDN to be automatically configured when they are attached physically without having to install drivers or reboot. With USB, the traditional complex cables
from back panel of your PC can be eliminated.
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Declarations and Safety Statements
DVD-ROM Drive Information
The Notebook PC comes with an optional DVD-ROM drive or a CD-ROM drive. In order to view
DVD titles, you must install your own DVD viewer software. Optional DVD viewer software may be
purchased with this Notebook PC. The DVD-ROM drive allows the use of both CD and DVD discs.
Regional Playback Information
Playback of DVD movie titles involves decoding MPEG2 video, digital AC3 audio and decryption of CSS
protected content. CSS (sometimes called copy guard) is the name given to the content protection scheme
adopted by the motion picture industry to satisfy a need to protect against unlawful content duplication.
Although the design rules imposed on CSS licensors are many, one rule that is most relevant is playback
restrictions on regionalized content. In order to facilitate geographically staggered movie releases, DVD
video titles are released for specific geographic regions as defined in “Region Definitions” below. Copyright
laws require that all DVD movies be limited to a particular region (usually coded to the region at which it is
sold). While DVD movie content may be released for multiple regions, CSS design rules require that any
system capable of playing CSS encrypted content must only be capable of playing one region.
NOTE: The region setting may be changed up to five times using the viewer software,
then it can only play DVD movies for the last region setting. Changing the region code
after that will require factory resetting which is not covered by warranty. If resetting is
desired, shipping and resetting costs will be at the expense of the user.
Region Definitions
Region 1
Canada, US, US Territories
Region 2
Czech, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Gulf States, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, UK, Greece, Former Yugoslav Republics, Slovakia
Region 3
Burma, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Region 4
Australia, Caribbean (Except US Territories), Central America, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, South
America
Region 5
CIS, India, Pakistan, Rest of Africa, Russia, North Korea
Region 6
China
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Internal Modem Compliancy
The Notebook PC with internal modem model complies with JATE (Japan), FCC (US, Canada, Korea,
Taiwan), and CTR21. The internal modem has been approved in accordance with Council Decision 98/
482/EC for pan-European single terminal connection to the public switched telephone network (PSTN).
However due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval
does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network
termination point. In the event of problems you should contact your equipment supplier in the first
instance.
Overview
On 4th August 1998 the European Council Decision regarding the CTR 21 has been published in the
Official Journal of the EC. The CTR 21 applies to all non voice terminal equipment with DTMFdialling which is intended to be connected to the analogue PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network).
CTR 21 (Common Technical Regulation) for the attachment requirements for connection to the analogue public switched telephone networks of terminal equipment (excluding terminal equipment supporting the voice telephony justified case service) in which network addressing, if provided, is by
means of dual tone multifrequency signalling.
Network Compatibility Declaration
Statement to be made by the manufacturer to the Notified Body and the vendor: "This declaration will
indicate the networks with which the equipment is designed to work and any notified networks with
which the equipment may have inter-working difficulties"
Network Compatibility Declaration
Statement to be made by the manufacturer to the user: "This declaration will indicate the networks with
which the equipment is designed to work and any notified networks with which the equipment may
have inter-working difficulties. The manufacturer shall also associate a statement to make it clear where
network compatibility is dependent on physical and software switch settings. It will also advise the user
to contact the vendor if it is desired to use the equipment on another network."
Up to now the Notified Body of CETECOM issued several pan-European approvals using CTR 21. The
results are Europe's first modems which do not require regulatory approvals in each individual European country.
Non-Voice Equipment
Answering machines and loud-speaking telephones can be eligible as well as modems, fax machines,
auto-dialers and alarm systems. Equipment in which the end-to-end quality of speech is controlled by
regulations (e.g. handset telephones and in some countries also cordless telephones) is excluded.
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Internal Modem Compliancy (Cont.)
This table shows the countries currently under the CTR21 standard.
Country
Austria1
Belgium
Czech Republic
Denmark1
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Israel
Lichtenstein
Luxemburg
The Netherlands1
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Applied
More Testing
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Not Applicable
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Not Applicable
Yes
No
Yes
No
Still Pending
Still Pending
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Not Applicable
No
Not Applicable
No
Not Applicable
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
This information was copied from CETECOM and is supplied without liability. For updates to this
table, you may visit http://www.cetecom.de/technologies/ctr_21.html
1
National requirements will apply only if the equipment may use pulse dialling (manufacturers may
state in the user guide that the equipment is only intended to support DTMF signalling, which would
make any additional testing superfluous).
In The Netherlands additional testing is required for series connection and caller ID facilities.
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Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! The use of a shielded-type power cord is required in order to meet FCC
emission limits and to prevent interference to the nearby radio and television reception. It is essential that only the supplied power cord be used. Use only shielded
cables to connect I/O devices to this equipment. You are cautioned that changes or
modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void your authority to operate the equipment.
(Reprinted from the Code of Federal Regulations #47, part 15.193, 1993. Washington DC: Office of the
Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. Government Printing Office.)
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus
set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
(Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.)
CE Mark Warning
This is a Class B product, in a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in
which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
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FCC Radio Frequency Interference Requirements
MPE Statement: Your device contains a low power transmitter. When device is transmitted it sends out
Radio Frequency (RF) signal.
This device is restricted to INDOOR USE due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25GHz frequency range. FCC
requires this product to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25GHz to reduce the potential for
harmful interference to co-channel of the Mobile Satellite Systems.
High power radars are allocated as primary user of the 5.25 to 5.35GHz and 5.65 to 5.85GHz bands. These
radar stations can cause interference with and / or damage this device.
This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter.
FCC RF Exposure Guidelines (Wireless Clients)
This device has been tested for compliance with FCC RF Exposure (SAR) limits in typical portable
configurations. In order to comply with SAR limits established in the ANSI C95.1 standards, it is recommended
when using a wireless LAN adapter that the integrated antenna is positioned more than [20cm] from your
body or nearby persons during extended periods of operation. If the antenna is positioned less than [20cm]
from the user, it is recommended that the user limit the exposure time.
FCC Radio Frequency Exposure Caution Statement
Installation and use of this wireless LAN device must be in strict accordance with the instructions included
in the documentation provided with the product. Use only with the supplied antenna. Unauthorized antenna,
modification, or attachments could damage the transmitter and may violate FCC regulations. Any changes
or modifications (including the antennas) made to this device that are not expressly approved by the
manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized
modification of this device, or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than
manufacturer specified. It is the responsibility of the user to correct any interference caused by such
unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment. Manufacturer and its authorized resellers or distributors
will assume no liability for any damage or violation of government regulations arising from failing to comply
with these guidelines.
Declaration of Conformity (R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC)
The following items were completed and are considered relevant and sufficient:
• Essential requirements as in [Article 3]
• Protection requirements for health and safety as in [Article 3.1a]
• Testing for electric safety according to [EN 60950]
• Protection requirements for electromagnetic compatibility in [Article 3.1b]
• Testing for electromagnetic compatibility in [EN 301 489-1] & [EN 301]
• Testing according to [489-17]
• Effective use of the radio spectrum as in [Article 3.2]
• Radio test suites according to [EN 300 328-2]
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Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains
N. America
Japan
Europe ETSI
2.412-2.462 GHz
2.412-2.484 GHz
2.412-2.472 GHz
Ch01 through CH11
Ch01 through Ch14
Ch01 through Ch13
France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands
Some areas of France have a restricted frequency band. The worst case maximum authorized power indoors
are:
•
•
10mW for the entire 2.4 GHz band (2400 MHz–2483.5 MHz)
100mW for frequencies between 2446.5 MHz and 2483.5 MHz
NOTE: Channels 10 through 13 inclusive operate in the band 2446.6 MHz to 2483.5 MHz.
There are few possibilities for outdoor use: On private property or on the private property of public persons,
use is subject to a preliminary authorization procedure by the Ministry of Defense, with maximum authorized
power of 100mW in the 2446.5–2483.5 MHz band. Use outdoors on public property is not permitted.
In the departments listed below, for the entire 2.4 GHz band:
• Maximum authorized power indoors is 100mW
• Maximum authorized power outdoors is 10mW
Departments in which the use of the 2400–2483.5 MHz band is permitted with an EIRP of less than 100mW
indoors and less than 10mW outdoors:
01
08
16
32
45
59
64
70
84
94
Ain Orientales
02
Ardennes
09
Charente
24
Gers
36
Loiret
50
Nord
60
Pyrénées Atlantique 66
Haute Saône
71
Vaucluse
88
Val de Marne
Aisne
Ariège
Dordogne
Indre
Manche
Oise
Pyrénées
Saône et Loire
Vosges
03
11
25
37
55
61
67
75
89
Allier
Aude
Doubs
Indre et Loire
Meuse
Orne
Bas Rhin
Paris
Yonne
05
12
26
41
58
63
68
82
90
Hautes Alpes
Aveyron
Drôme
Loir et Cher
Nièvre
Puy du Dôme
Haut Rhin
Tarn et Garonne
Territoire de Belfort
This requirement is likely to change over time, allowing you to use your wireless LAN card in more areas
within France. Please check with ART for the latest information (www.art-telecom.fr)
NOTE: Your WLAN Card transmits less than 100mW, but more than 10mW.
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UL Safety Notices
Required for UL 1459 covering telecommunications (telephone) equipment intended to be electrically
connected to a telecommunication network that has an operating voltage to ground that does not exceed
200V peak, 300V peak-to-peak, and 105V rms, and installed or used in accordance with the National
Electrical Code (NFPA 70).
When using the Notebook PC modem, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce
the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons, including the following:
• Do not use the Notebook PC near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or
laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.
• Do not use the Notebook PC during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric
shock from lightning.
• Do not use the Notebook PC in the vicinity of a gas leak.
Required for UL 1642 covering primary (nonrechargeable) and secondary (rechargeable) lithium batteries for use as power sources in products. These batteries contain metallic lithium, or a lithium alloy,
or a lithium ion, and may consist of a single electrochemical cell or two or more cells connected in
series, parallel, or both, that convert chemical energy into electrical energy by an irreversible or reversible chemical reaction.
• Do not dispose the Notebook PC battery pack in a fire, as they may explode. Check with local
codes for possible special disposal instructions to reduce the risk of injury to persons due to fire or
explosion.
• Do not use power adapters or batteries from other devices to reduce the risk of injury to persons
due to fire or explosion. Use only UL certified power adapters or batteries supplied by the manufacturer or authorized retailers.
Power Safety Requirement
Products with electrical current ratings up to 6A and weighing more than 3Kg must use approved power
cords greater than or equal to: H05VV-F, 3G, 0.75mm2 or H05VV-F, 2G, 0.75mm2.
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Nordic Cautions (for Notebook PC with Lithium-Ion Battery)
CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions. (English)
ATTENZIONE! Rischio di esplosione della batteria se sostituita in modo errato. Sostituire la batteria con un
una di tipo uguale o equivalente consigliata dalla fabbrica. Non disperdere le batterie nell’ambiente. (Italian)
VORSICHT! Explosionsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben
oder einem vom Hersteller empfohlenem ähnlichen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach Angaben
des Herstellers. (German)
ADVARSELI! Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun ske med
batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Levér det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren. (Danish)
VARNING! Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Använd samma batterityp eller en ekvivalent typ
som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera använt batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion. (Swedish)
VAROITUS! Paristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu. Vaihda paristo ainoastaan laitevalmistajan
sousittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo valmistagan ohjeiden mukaisesti. (Finnish)
ATTENTION! Il y a danger d’explosion s’il y a remplacement incorrect de la batterie. Remplacer
uniquement avec une batterie du mêre type ou d’un type équivalent recommandé par le constructeur.
Mettre au rebut les batteries usagées conformément aux instructions du fabricant. (French)
ADVARSEL! Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme batteritype eller en tilsvarende type
anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten. Brukte batterier kasseres i henhold til fabrikantens instruksjoner. (Norwegian)
(Japanese)
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Optical Drive Safety Information
Laser Safety Information
Internal or external optical drives sold with this Notebook PC contains a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.
Laser classifications can be found in the glossary at the end of this user’s manual.
WARNING: Making adjustments or performing procedures other than those specified
in the user’s manual may result in hazardous laser exposure. Do not attempt to disassemble the optical drive. For your safety, have the optical drive serviced only by an
authorized service provider.
Service warning label
CAUTION: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
OR VIEW DIRECTLY WITH OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS.
CDRH Regulations
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
implemented regulations for laser products on August 2, 1976. These regulations apply to laser products
manufactured from August 1, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in the United States.
WARNING: Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than
those specified herein or in the laser product installation guide may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Macrovision Corporation Product Notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain
U.S.A. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights
owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and
is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision
Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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Appendix
CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem)
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish
Swedish
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Notebook PC Information
This page is provided for recording information concerning your Notebook PC for future reference or
for technical support. Keep this User’s Manual in a secured location if passwords are filled out.
Owner’s Name: ____________________________ Owner’s Telephone: ______________
Manufacturer: _______________ Model: ___________ Serial Number: ______________
Display Size: ____________ Resolution: _____________ Memory Size: ______________
Retailer: _________________ Location: ___________ Purchase Date: ______________
Hard Drive Manufacturer: ____________________________ Capacity: ______________
Optical Drive Manufacturer: _____________________________ Type: ______________
BIOS Version: __________________________________________ Date: ______________
Accessories: _____________________________________________________________
Accessories: _____________________________________________________________
Software
Operating System: __________ Version: ___________ Serial Number: ______________
Software: _________________ Version: ___________ Serial Number: ______________
Software: _________________ Version: ___________ Serial Number: ______________
Security
Supervisor Name: _______________________ Supervisor Password: ______________
User Name: ___________________________________ User Password: ______________
Network
User Name: ______________ Password: _________________ Domain: ______________
User Name: ______________ Password: _________________ Domain: ______________
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