NotePAC - A790
User Manual
Part Number: 799001190001
(OCT-2006)
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Table of Contents
Preface ...................................................................................... vii
Chapter 1 Getting Started .....................................................1-1
Getting the Computer Running................................................1-2
Unpacking ..........................................................................1-2
Connecting to AC Power ...................................................1-2
Opening the Cover .............................................................1-4
Turning On and Off the Computer.....................................1-5
Taking a Look at the Computer ...............................................1-6
Right-Side Components .....................................................1-6
Left-Side Components .......................................................1-7
Rear Components...............................................................1-8
Front Components............................................................1-10
Top-open Components.....................................................1-11
Where to Go from Here .........................................................1-13
Chapter 2 Operating Your Computer ...................................2-1
Starting and Stopping the Computer........................................2-2
Starting the Computer ........................................................2-2
Stopping the Computer ......................................................2-2
Using the Keyboard .................................................................2-4
Typewriter Keys.................................................................2-4
Cursor-Control Keys..........................................................2-5
Numeric Keypad ................................................................2-5
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Euro Symbol ......................................................................2-6
Windows Keys ...................................................................2-6
Function Keys ....................................................................2-6
Fn Key................................................................................2-7
Hot Keys ............................................................................2-7
Using the Touchpad .................................................................2-9
Configuring the Touchpad ...............................................2-11
Using the Touchscreen (Optional) .........................................2-12
Using the Hard Disk Drive ....................................................2-14
Replacing the Hard Disk Drive ........................................2-14
Using the Video Features.......................................................2-17
Configuring the Display Modes .......................................2-17
Using the Audio Features ......................................................2-19
Connecting Audio Devices ..............................................2-20
Using the Communication Features.......................................2-21
Using the LAN .................................................................2-21
Using the Wireless LAN (Optional).................................2-22
Using the Modem.............................................................2-25
Using the Wireless Modem (Optional) ............................2-26
Using the GPS (Optional) ................................................2-27
Using the Bluetooth Feature (Optional) ...........................2-28
Chapter 3 Managing Power .................................................. 3-1
AC Adapter ..............................................................................3-2
Battery Pack.............................................................................3-3
Charging the Battery Pack .................................................3-3
Initializing the Battery Pack...............................................3-4
Checking the Battery Level................................................3-5
Replacing the Primary Battery Pack ..................................3-5
Battery Low Signals and Actions.......................................3-7
Power Management .................................................................3-8
Hibernation.........................................................................3-9
Power-Saving Tips.................................................................3-10
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Chapter 4 Expanding Your Computer..................................4-1
Connecting an External Monitor .............................................4-2
Connecting a Parallel Device...................................................4-3
Connecting a Serial Device .....................................................4-4
Connecting an IR Device.........................................................4-5
Connecting a USB Device .......................................................4-7
Connecting an IEEE 1394b Device .........................................4-8
Using PC Cards .......................................................................4-9
PC Card Type.....................................................................4-9
CardBus Support................................................................4-9
Inserting and Removing a PC Card....................................4-9
System Memory Upgrade ......................................................4-11
Chapter 5 Setup Configuration Utility (SCU).......................5-1
When and How to Use the SCU Program................................5-2
When to Use.......................................................................5-2
Starting SCU ......................................................................5-2
Moving Around and Making Selections ............................5-4
Main Menu ..............................................................................5-5
Advanced Menu.......................................................................5-6
Intel Menu................................................................................5-7
Security Menu..........................................................................5-8
Boot Menu ...............................................................................5-9
Exit Menu ..............................................................................5-10
Chapter 6 Installing Software Drivers..................................6-1
How to Use the Driver CD ......................................................6-2
Touchscreen Driver............................................................6-6
Chapter 7 Caring for the Computer......................................7-1
Protecting the Computer ..........................................................7-2
Using the Cable Lock.........................................................7-2
Using an Anti-Virus Strategy.............................................7-2
Taking Care of the Computer ..................................................7-3
Location Guidelines ...........................................................7-3
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General Guidelines.............................................................7-3
Cleaning Guidelines ...........................................................7-4
Battery Pack Guidelines .....................................................7-4
When Traveling .......................................................................7-5
Chapter 8 Troubleshooting................................................... 8-1
Preliminary Checklist ..............................................................8-2
Solving Common Problems .....................................................8-3
Battery Problems................................................................8-4
Bluetooth Problems............................................................8-4
Display Problems ...............................................................8-5
Hardware Device Problems................................................8-6
Hard Disk Drive Problems .................................................8-6
Infrared Problems...............................................................8-7
Keyboard, Mouse and Touchpad Problems .......................8-7
LAN Problems ...................................................................8-8
WLAN Problems................................................................8-8
Modem Problems .............................................................8-10
PC Card Problems ............................................................8-10
Power Management Problems..........................................8-11
Printer Problems...............................................................8-11
Software Problems ...........................................................8-12
Sound Problems ...............................................................8-12
Startup Problems ..............................................................8-13
Other Problems.................................................................8-13
Resetting the Computer .........................................................8-14
Appendix A Specifications.................................................... A-1
Appendix B Regulatory Information..................................... B-1
On the Use of the System ....................................................... B-2
Class B Regulations .......................................................... B-2
Safety Notices ................................................................... B-3
On the Use of RF Device ........................................................ B-6
USA and Canada Safety Requirements and Notices......... B-6
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European Union CE Marking and Compliance Notices ... B-9
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Preface
This manual contains information that will help you operate the
computer. It is divided into 8 chapters and 2 appendices.
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Chapter 1, Getting Started, takes you through the process of setting
up the computer and identifying its external components.
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Chapter 2, Operating Your Computer, tells you how to use the
computer’s components and features.
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Chapter 3, Managing Power, provides information on power.
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Chapter 4, Expanding Your Computer, provides information on
installing and using peripheral devices.
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Chapter 5, SCU (Setup Configuration Utility), describes the SCU
program that configures the computer’s BIOS settings.
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Chapter 6, Installing Software Drivers, describes how to install the
drivers and utilities supplied with the computer.
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Chapter 7, Caring for the Computer, gives you tips in care and
maintenance.
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Chapter 8, Troubleshooting, gives solutions to common problems
you may encounter when using the computer.
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Appendix A, Specifications, gives a brief specification of the
computer.
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Appendix B, Regulatory Information, provides regulatory
statements and safety notices on your computer.
Notational Conventions
Throughout this manual, the following conventions are used to
distinguish elements of text.
NOTE: identifies additional information that requires special attention.
CAUTION: identifies important information which, if not followed, may result in loss of
data or damage to the computer.
Keyboard keys are shown in a bold typeset. For example:
Press Enter to complete.
When keys are joined by a plus sign (+), press the first key, and, while
keeping the first key down, press the remaining keys, finally release all
the keys. When necessary, keys are also shown in graphics.
A title, command, setup item, or button that you can see on the screen is
shown in boldface. A value or an option that you can select for a setup
item is shown in italic. For example:
Select Power Management, set it to Enabled, and then click the
OK button.
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CHAPTER
1
Getting Started
Congratulations on purchasing this computer.
This high performance notebook computer is especially designed for the
practical applications of warehouses, automobiles, vehicles, public
security, repairing, assisting the handicapped, and other demanding
situations where conventional notebook computers just cannot measure
up.
This chapter first tells you step by step how to get the computer up and
running. You will find instructions for these procedures:
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Unpacking
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Connecting to AC power
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Opening the cover
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Turning on the computer
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Turning off the computer
Then, you will find a section briefly introducing the external components
of the computer. And the last section navigates you to the information
you may need after the computer is ready for use.
Getting the Computer Running
This section guides you through the procedures for getting the computer
ready for operation.
Unpacking
After unpacking the shipping carton, you should find these standard
items:
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Notebook computer
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Accessories:
− AC adapter (100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz)
− AC power cord (US/CE/UK/SA)
− Driver CD
− This Operation Manual
Inspect all the items. If any item is damaged or missing, notify your
dealer immediately.
Keep the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to ship
or store the computer in the future.
Connecting to AC Power
The computer operates either on the external AC power or internal
battery power. It is suggested that you use AC power when you start up
the computer for the first time.
CAUTION: Use only the AC adapter included with your computer. Using other AC
adapters may damage the computer.
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Getting Started
NOTE:
Power Supply Cord: (optional) Detachable, minimum 1.5 m long. Listed, rated
minimum 125 V, 7 A, having a 2/18 AWG, type SVT flexible cord. One end terminates
with a parallel blade, molded-on, attachments plug with a 7 A, 125 V (NEMA 1-15P)
configuration; other end terminates with a molded-on appliance coupler.
Alternative: (optional) Detachable, maximum 4.5 m (14.76 ft) long. Listed, rated
minimum 250 V, 6 A, having a 3/18 AWG, type SVT flexible cord. One end terminates
with a Tandem blade, grounding, listed molded-on, attachments plug with a 6 A, 250 V
(NEMA 6-15P) configuration; other end terminates with a molded-on appliance
coupler.
1. Make sure the computer is turned off.
2. Plug the DC cord of the AC adapter to the power connector on the
rear side of the computer (n) .
3. Plug the female end of the AC power cord to the AC adapter and the
male end to an electrical outlet (o) .
4. When the AC adapter is connected, the indicator on the AC adapter
lights up, indicating that power is being supplied from the electrical
outlet to the AC adapter and onto your computer. Now, you are ready
to turn on the computer.
Getting Started
1-3
CAUTION:
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When you disconnect the AC adapter, disconnect from the electrical outlet first and
then from the computer. A reverse procedure may damage the AC adapter or the
computer.
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When unplugging the connector, always hold the plug head. Never pull on the cord.
NOTE: When the AC adapter is connected, it also charges the battery pack. For
information on using battery power, see Chapter 3.
Opening the Cover
CAUTION: Be gentle when opening and closing the cover. Opening it vigorously or
slamming it shut could damage the computer.
1. Open the top cover by pulling on the cover latch.
2. Lift up the cover. You can tilt the cover forward or backward for
optimal viewing clarity.
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Turning On and Off the Computer
Turning On
1. Make sure the computer is connected to AC power.
2. Press the power button.
3. Each time the computer is turned on, it performs a Power-On Self
Test (POST), and the operating system such as Windows should
start.
Turning Off
To turn off the computer power, use the “Shut Down” command of your
operating system.
NOTE: There are other ways you can stop the computer so that you will be back to
where you left off when you next turn on the computer. (See “Stopping the Computer”
in Chapter 2 for information.)
CAUTION: If you have to turn the computer on again immediately after turning it off,
wait for at least five seconds. Turning the computer off and on rapidly can damage it.
Getting Started
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Taking a Look at the Computer
This section identifies the external components of the computer and
briefly describes the function of each component.
NOTE: Depending on the model you purchased, the appearance of your computer may
not exactly be the same as those shown in this manual.
Right-Side Components
Ref
Component
n
PC Card Slot
Accepts a PC card for additional functions.
P. 4-9
o
Bay 2/Acess
Door
An optional peripheral device of your choice can
be installed in Bay 2.
P.1-6
p
Audio Output
Connector
Connects a set of headphones, external speakers
with amplifier, or an audio recording device.
P. 2-20
q
Microphone
Connector
Connects an external microphone.
P. 2-20
r
IEEE 1394B
Port
Connects a 1394B device such as a mass storage
device, digital video (DV) camcorder, or a digital
audio device.
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Hard Disk
Drive
Compartment
Contains the hard disk drive of your computer.
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Description
See Also
P. 4-8
P. 2-14
Getting Started
Left-Side Components
Ref
Component
Description
n
Bay2 Slot
May contain an extra battery pack or wireless
modem (GPRS/GSM, CDMA) module.
o
Battery Pack
Supplies power to your computer when external
power is not connected.
Getting Started
See Also
P. 3-3
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Rear Components
Ref
Component
Description
See Also
n
Power
Connector
Connects the AC adapter.
P. 1-3
o
USB Ports
Each of the two ports connects a USB device,
such as a USB floppy drive, USB flash disk,
printer, digital camera, joystick, and more.
P. 4-7
p
Docking Port
For connecting to a Port Replicator / car mount
(both are available as an option).
q
RJ-45
Connector
Connects the LAN cable. Includes a Link
Indicator and an Active Indicator.
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Active Indicator Blinks green when the system is accessing the
LAN.
P. 2-21
s
Link Indicator
Glows green when the system has an available
connection to LAN.
P. 2-21
t
RJ-11
Connector
Connects the telephone line.
P. 2-25
u
VGA Port
Connects an external CRT monitor.
P. 4-2
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Parallel Port
Connects a parallel device, such as a printer.
P. 4-3
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P. 2-21
Getting Started
Ref
w
Component
Description
See Also
Serial Port
Connects a serial device, such as an external
modem.
P. 4-4
Kensington
Lock
Locks the computer to a stationary object for
security.
P. 7-2
IR Port
Connects an IrDA-compliant device for wireless
data transfer.
P. 4-5
Getting Started
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Front Components
Ref
Component
Description
n
Top Cover
Latch
Locks the top cover.
o
Stereo Speaker
Set
Sends out sound and voice from the computer.
p
Handle
Allows you to carry your computer for an easy
grip.
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See Also
P. 1-4
P. 2-19
Getting Started
Top-open Components
Ref
n
Component
LCD Screen
Getting Started
Description
Displays the output of the computer.
Can also have the optional touchscreen
function.
See Also
P. 2-17
P. 2-12
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Ref
o
Component
Description
See Also
Show the current status of the computer’s
devices.
Device
Indicators
Scroll Lock indicator
P. 2-4
A
Caps Lock indicator
P. 2-4
N
Num Lock indicator
P. 2-6
Hard disk drive in-use indicator
P. 2-14
Battery charge indicator –
Glows green when the battery is fully charged
and connected to AC power.
Glows amber (orange) when the battery is being
charged.
P. 3-3
Battery power indicator –
Glows green when the computer is using battery
power.
Glows amber (orange) when the optional
Bay1/Bay2 battery pack’s capacity is under
5 %.
Blinks amber (orange) when the primary battery
packs capacity is under 5 % even when the other
battery pack is fully charged.
P. 3-3
Power on / Standby mode indicator –
Glows green when the computer is turned ON.
Glows orange when the computer is in Standby
mode.
P. 1-5
p
Power Button
Turns the computer power ON and OFF.
P. 1-5
q
Keyboard
Serves as the data input device of the computer.
P. 2-4
r
Touchpad
Serves as the pointing device of the computer.
P. 2-9
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Where to Go from Here
As your computer is ready for operation, you may want to do any of the
following now:
For this purpose…
Do this…
To know more about the computer…
Go on to the next chapter.
To install the operating system if your
dealer has not already done so…
See the operating system manual.
To know more about the operating
system…
Read the operating system manual.
To install the drivers if your dealer has See Chapter 6.
not already done so…
To charge the battery pack for the first See “Charging the Battery Pack” in
time…
Chapter 3.
Getting Started
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CHAPTER
2
Operating Your Computer
This chapter provides information about the use of the computer.
If you are new to computers, reading this chapter will help you learn the
operating basics. If you are already a computer user but are new to
notebook computers, you may choose to read only the parts containing
information unique to your computer.
Described in this chapter are the operating basics of these components:
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Keyboard
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Touchpad
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Touchscreen
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Hard disk drive
And these features:
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Starting and stopping the computer
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Video features
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Audio features
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Communication features
Starting and Stopping the Computer
There are a number of ways to start and stop the computer.
Starting the Computer
You always start the computer using the power button.
A computer starts up with an operating system (OS) existing on the
storage device such as the hard disk; or from a CD disc if you have the
respective modules installed. The computer will automatically load the
OS after you turn it on. This process is called booting.
NOTE: An operating system is the platform for all your software application programs to
run on. The most widely used operating system today is Microsoft Windows.
Stopping the Computer
When you finish a working session, you can stop the computer by turning
off the power or leaving the computer in Standby or Hibernation mode:
To stop in
this mode…
Off
Do this…
To start up or
resume again
Follow the shutdown procedure of your
operating system. This can prevent loss of
unsaved data or damage to your software
programs.
Press the power
button.
If the system is locked up because of
hardware or software problems, press the
power button to turn off the computer.
Standby
2-2
Depending on your settings in Windows,
you can place the computer in Standby
mode by:
• Closing the display cover
• Pressing Fn+F12
• Pressing the power button
Press any key.
Operating Your Computer
To stop in
this mode…
Do this…
Hibernation
Depending on your settings in Windows,
you can place the computer in
Hibernation mode by:
• Closing the display cover.
• Pressing Fn+F12
• Pressing the power button
To start up or
resume again
Press the power
button.
If you choose to stop in Standby or Hibernation mode, you can return to
where you left off the next time you start up the computer. (See “Power
Management” in Chapter 3 for more information.)
Operating Your Computer
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Using the Keyboard
NOTE: Your computer features backlight for your keyboard to help you see the
keyboard keys during poor lighting conditions. Press Fn+F8 to turn it on/off (see Hot
Keys later in this chapter).
Your special shower-proof and dust-proof rubber keyboard has all the
standard functions of a full-sized computer keyboard plus an Fn key
added for specific functions.
The standard functions of the keyboard can be further divided into four
major categories:
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Typewriter keys
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Cursor-control keys
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Numeric keys
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Function keys
Typewriter Keys
Typewriter keys are similar to the keys on a typewriter. Several keys are
added such as the Ctrl, Alt, Esc, and lock keys for special purposes. When
the lock keys (Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock) are pressed, their
corresponding indicators light up.
The Control key is normally used in combination with other keys for
program-specific functions. The Alternate key is normally used in
combination with other keys for program-specific functions. The Escape
key is usually used for stopping a process. Examples are exiting a
program and canceling a command. The function depends on the program
you are using.
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Operating Your Computer
Cursor-Control Keys
NOTE: The word “cursor” refers to the indicator on the screen that lets you know
exactly where on your screen anything you type will appear. It can take the form of a
vertical or horizontal line, a block, or one of many other shapes.
Numeric Keypad
A 15-key numeric keypad is embedded in the typewriter keys as shown
next:
Operating Your Computer
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Numeric keys facilitate entering of numbers and calculations. When Num
Lock is on, the numeric keys are activated; meaning you can use these
keys to enter numerals.
NOTE:
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When the numeric keypad is activated and you need to type the English letter in the
keypad area, you can turn Num Lock off or you can press Fn and then the letter
without turning Num Lock off.
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Some software may not be able to use the numeric keypad on the computer. If so,
use the numeric keypad on an external keyboard instead.
Euro Symbol
You can press the Euro dollar sign
on the keyboard.
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To press the Euro sign on the keyboard, hold down either of the Alt
keys and type 0128 on the numeric keypad of your keyboard.
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To press the Euro sign on an UK keyboard, hold down the Alt Gr key
and press 4 (which has an Euro sign on it).
Windows Keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions:
Windows Logo key and
Application key.
Windows Logo key opens the Start menu and performs
The
software-specific functions when used in combination with other keys.
The
Application key usually has the same effect as a right mouse
click. (See your Windows manual for more information.)
Function Keys
On the top row of the keys are the function keys: F1 to F12. Function keys
are multi-purpose keys that perform functions defined by individual
programs.
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Operating Your Computer
Fn Key
The Fn key, at the lower left corner of the keyboard, is used with another
key to perform the alternative function of a key. The letter “Fn” and the
alternative functions are identified by the color of blue on the keytop. To
perform a desired function, first press and hold Fn, then press the other
key.
Hot Keys
Hot keys refer to a combination of keys that can be pressed any time to
activate special functions of the computer. Most hot keys operate in a
cyclic way. Each time a hot key combination is pressed, it shifts the
corresponding function to the other or next choice.
You can easily identify the hot keys with the icons imprinted on the
keytop. The hot keys are described next.
Key
Description
Decreases the sound volume.
Increases the sound volume.
Decreases the LCD brightness.
Increases the LCD brightness.
Switches the GPS function on and off.
NOTE: This function works only if an optional Bay2 module
with GPS function is installed.
Switches the optional keyboard backlight function on/off with
10 levels of brightness in-between.
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Key
Description
Switches the display output to one of the following when an
external device is connected.
Upon booting the system with CRT:
LCD
LCD & CRT
CRT
Upon booting the system with DVI:
LCD
LCD & DVI
DVI
NOTE:
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When in full screen DOS mode, or when playing DVD or
MPEG file, display switching is not allowed.
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If the display mode is set to 256 colors or lower, or in DOS
mode, there will be only two modes for selecting: CRT only
and LCD & CRT.
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This function only applies to Plug & Play CRT monitors.
Switches the display off and on.
Switches the LCD backlight on and off.
Serves as the sleep button that you can define with Windows’
Power Management. (See the “Power Management” in
Chapter 3.)
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Operating Your Computer
Using the Touchpad
CAUTION: Do not use a sharp object such as a pen on the touchpad. Doing so may
damage the touchpad surface.
NOTE: For optimal performance of the touchpad, keep your fingers and the pads clean
and dry. When tapping on the pad, tap lightly. Do not use excessive force.
The touchpad is a pointing device that allows you to communicate with
the computer by controlling the location of the pointer on the screen and
making selection with the buttons.
The touchpad consists of a rectangular pad and two buttons. To use the
touchpad, place your forefinger or thumb on the pad. The rectangular pad
acts like a miniature duplicate of your display. As you slide your fingertip
across the pad, the pointer (also called cursor) on the screen moves
accordingly. When your finger reaches the edge of the pad, simply
relocate yourself by lifting the finger and placing it on the other side of
the pad.
Here are some common terms that you should know when using the
touchpad:
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Term
Action
Point
Move your finger on the pad until the cursor points to the
selection on the screen.
Click
Press and release the left button.
–or–
Tap gently anywhere on the pad.
Doubleclick
Press and release the left button twice in quick succession.
–or–
Tap twice on the pad rapidly.
Drag
and
drop
Press and hold the left button, then move your finger until you
reach your destination (drag). Finally, release the button (drop)
when you finish dragging your selection to the destination. The
object will drop into the new location.
–or–
Gently tap twice on the pad and on the second tap, keep your
finger in contact with the pad. Then, move your finger across the
pad to drag the selected object to your destination. When you lift
your finger from the pad, the selected object will drop into place.
Scroll
To scroll is to move up and down or left and right in the working
area on the screen.
The scroll button located between the two buttons under the
touchpad can be used to move vertically in a convenient way.
Press the upper part of the scroll button to move up and the lower
part of the scroll button to move down.
–or–
To move vertically, place your finger on the right edge of the
pad and slide your finger up and down along the edge. To move
horizontally, place your finger on the bottom edge of the pad and
slide your finger left and right.
TABLE NOTE: If you swap the left and right buttons, “tapping” on the touchpad
as an alternative method of pressing the left button will no longer be valid.
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Configuring the Touchpad
You may want to configure the touchpad to suit your needs. For example,
if you are a left-handed user, you can swap the two buttons so that you
can use the right button as the left button and vise versa. You can also
change the size of the on-screen pointer, the speed of the pointer, and so
on.
To configure the touchpad, you can use the standard Microsoft or IBM
PS/2 driver if you are using Windows to take advantage of more powerful
features.
Operating Your Computer
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Using the Touchscreen (Optional)
CAUTION: Do not use a sharp object such as a ballpoint pen or pencil on the
touchscreen. Doing so may damage the touchscreen surface.
The touchscreen is a touch-sensitive device that allows you to
communicate with the computer by controlling the location of the pointer
on the screen and making selection with the buttons.
The touchscreen needs a special device driver support that allows you to
easily use the computer without a mouse or touchpad (see chapter 6 for
details).
Here are some common terms that you should know when using the
touchscreen:
Term
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Action
Click/Point
Tap gently on the touchscreen.
Double-click
Tap twice on the touchscreen rapidly.
Operating Your Computer
Term
Action
Drag and
drop
Press lightly on the touchscreen and move your finger
until you reach your destination (drag). Finally, release
your finger (drop) when you finish dragging your selection
to the destination. The object will drop into the new
location.
Scroll
To scroll is to move up and down or left and right in the
working area on the screen.
To move vertically, place your finger on the right edge of
the touchscreen and slide your finger up and down along
the edge. To move horizontally, place your finger on the
bottom edge of the touchscreen and slide your finger left
and right.
This function works only after you install the touchscreen
driver supplied with the computer and it may not work for
all applications.
Operating Your Computer
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Using the Hard Disk Drive
Your computer comes with a hard disk drive as drive C. A hard disk drive
is a storage device with non-removable, rotating, magnetic storage
platters inside it. It is where your operating system and application
software programs are stored.
Your hard disk drive is a 2.5-inch IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) hard
disk drive that features a built-in G-sensor to prevent damage during an
accidental drop. This type of drive embodies the latest in fast, reliable
mass storage by integrating all the control circuitry necessary for
operation directly onto the drive itself. This allows the drive
manufacturer to carefully optimize drive performance.
The system may come with an optional built-in heater that automatically
turns on for low temperature operation.
CAUTION:
z
Make regular backups of your data files from your hard disk drive to CD discs or
other storage media.
z
Never try to remove or install the hard disk drive while the computer is powered on.
Doing so can result in loss of data, and can damage the computer and the hard disk
drive’s sensitive circuitry.
z
Never turn off or reset the computer while the hard disk drive in-use indicator is on.
Replacing the Hard Disk Drive
To replace the hard disk drive:
1. Make sure that system power is off.
2. Remove the battery pack (see chapter 3 for details).
3. Locate the hard disk drive slot on the right side of the system.
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4. Remove the two screws securing the hard disk drive compartment.
5. Lift up the handle and pull on it to remove the hard disk drive
compartment.
6. Remove the two screws securing the hard disk drive to the
compartment and remove the steel plate cover.
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7. Lift up the hard disk drive from the compartment and replace it with a
new one.
8. Replace the steel plate cover and replace the two screws to secure the
hard disk drive to the compartment.
9. Replace the hard disk drive compartment to the computer and secure
with two screws.
10. Replace the battery pack.
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Using the Video Features
The video subsystem of your computer features:
z
12.1/14.1-inch TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) color LCD display with
1024×768 XGA (eXtended Graphics Array) resolution, or
optional 14.1-inch TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) color LCD display
with 1400×1050 SXGA+ / SXGA (Super eXtended Graphics Array)
resolution
z
64 MB video memory shared with system memory
z
LCD backlight to help you see the display during poor lighting
conditions. Press Fn+F11 to turn it on/off (see Hot Keys in this
chapter).
z
Simultaneous display on LCD and external monitor, which is useful
when you have a presentation as you can control the screen from your
computer and face the audience at the same time.
z
Dual view capability, which allows you to expand your desktop on
the screen to another display device so that you have more desktop
space to work on.
z
Power Management.
z
Sunlight-readable LCD display (option).
NOTE:
z
To take advantage of the enhanced video capabilities and before using the dual
view capability, the device driver supplied with your computer must be installed
(see chapter 6 for details).
z
System enters Standby/Hibernation mode when the LCD is closed. If you want to
use the computer with the LCD closed, set Do Nothing to the “When I close the lid
of my portable computer” option in the Power Options Properties. Thus the
computer does not enter Standby or Hibernation mode when the LCD is closed.
Configuring the Display Modes
Your computer has been set to a default resolution and number of colors
before shipment. You can view and change display settings through your
operating system. See your operating system documentation or online
help for specific information.
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For displaying in higher resolutions, you can connect an external CRT
monitor that supports higher resolutions. (See “Connecting an External
Monitor” in Chapter 4 for more information.)
The following table lists the display modes supported by your computer.
Display Mode
Resolution
800×600
1024×768
LCD Only CRT Only Simultaneous Display
Colors
16-bit
√
√
√
32-bit
√
√
√
16-bit
√
√
√
32-bit
√
√
√
TABLE NOTE:
z 16-bit = High Color or 65,536 (64 K) colors; 32-bit = True Color 16,770,000 (16 M)
colors.
z When using CRT only, the resolution would depend on the supported resolution by
the CRT.
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Using the Audio Features
NOTE:
z To take advantage of the enhanced audio capabilities, the device driver supplied
with your computer must be installed (see chapter 6 for details).
z If you experience interference while recording, try lowering the microphone
recording volume.
The audio subsystem of your computer features:
z
External audio connectors (n) and
z
A set of speakers (o)
Ways of playing and recording sound vary with the operating system
used. See your operating system documentation or online help for
specific information.
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Connecting Audio Devices
For higher audio quality, you can send or receive sound through external
audio devices.
z
) can be connected to the line-in
Audio Output Connector (
connector of powered speakers with built-in amplifiers, headphones,
or earphone set.
z
) can be connected to an external
Microphone Connector (
microphone for recording voice or sound.
NOTE: When using external speakers/headphones or microphone, you cannot use the
internal one.
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Using the Communication Features
Using the LAN
NOTE: To take advantage of the LAN feature, the device driver supplied with your
computer must be installed (see chapter 6 for details).
The internal 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network)
module allows you to connect your computer to a network. It supports
data transfer rate up to 1000 Mbps.
To connect the network cable to the LAN module, connect one end of the
LAN cable to the RJ-45 connector on the computer and the other end to
the network hub.
Active Indicator
Blinks green when the system is accessing the LAN.
Link Indicator
Glows green when the system has an available
connection to LAN.
Active
indicator
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indicator
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Using the Wireless LAN (Optional)
Depending on your model, an internal Mini PCI wireless LAN (WLAN)
card may have been pre-installed by your computer manufacturer at the
factory. This card allows you to access corporate networks or the Internet
in a wireless environment.
The WLAN features include:
z
Peer-to-Peer (Ad-Hoc) and Access Point (Infrastructure) modes
support
z
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) 64/128-bit data encryption
z
IEEE 802.11a/b/g standard compliance
Technology
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
Stated Maximum
Throughput (Mbps)
54
11
54
Data Rates (Mbps)
54, 48, 36, 24, 18,
12, 9, 6
11, 5.5, 2, 1
54, 36, 18, 9
Band (GHz)
5.15 ~ 5.35
2.412 ~ 2.462
2.4
Modulation
Technology
OFDM (Orthogonal
Frequency Division
Multiplexing)
DSSS (Direct
Sequence Spread
Spectrum)
OFDM (Orthogonal
Frequency Division
Multiplexing)
NOTE: 802.11g mode is backward compatible with 802.11b mode.
To take advantage of the WLAN feature, make sure that the WLAN
driver is installed correctly (see chapter 6 for details). If your WLAN card
was provided by your dealer instead of the computer manufacturer,
contact your dealer for the correct driver to use.
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Configuring the WLAN
After driver installation, you can use the WLAN utility to configure and
monitor your WLAN connection. If you are using Windows XP, you can
also use its built-in WLAN utility. Follow this procedure to launch the
WLAN utility in Windows XP:
1. Select Control Panel from the Start menu.
2. Click Network and Internet Connections.
3. Click Network Connections, then double-click the Wireless Network
Connection icon
.
4. Click Properties in the Wireless Network Connection Status dialog
box.
5. You can configure your WLAN settings in the Wireless Network
Connection Properties dialog box.
Connecting to a Wireless Network
To connect to a wireless network:
1. Make sure that the WLAN radio is on.
2. Click Start and then All Programs.
3. Click Intel PROSet Wireless and then Intel PROSet Wireless.
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4. If any wireless network is detected, the following window appears on
screen.
5. Click to select a wireless network to connect to, and then click
Connect.
6. Depending on the settings, you may be asked to enter a wireless
security password (encryption key).
For more information on the Intel PROSet Wireless utility, click Help? in
the Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless window.
It takes approximately 30 seconds for your computer to make a successful
WLAN connection and approximately 10 seconds to disconnect.
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Using the Modem
NOTE: To take advantage of the modem feature, the device driver supplied with your
computer must be installed (see chapter 6 for details).
The internal 56 K fax/data modem allows you to use the telephone line to
communicate with others by fax, email, or connect to an online service or
bulletin board.
To connect the telephone line to the modem, connect one end of the
modem cable to the RJ-11 connector on the computer and the other end to
the phone line.
NOTE:
z
When using communication software, you may have to disable power
management.
z
Set the COM port of the modem to COM3.
z
Set parameters such as modem speed (baud rate) and line type (pulse dialing or
tone dialing).
z
Do not enter Standby mode when using communication software.
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Using the Wireless Modem (Optional)
NOTE: To take advantage of the wireless modem feature, the USB-to-COM driver
supplied with your computer must be installed (see chapter 6 for details).
Depending on your model, your computer includes an integrated GSM
(Global System for Mobile Communications) / GPRS (General Packet
Radio Service) feature.
After you establish a subscription with a GSM/GPRS service provider,
you can use the wireless data features of your computer. Check with your
service provider for a list of available wireless data services. Your service
provider may charge additional fees for use of data services.
There are two methods for wirelessly connecting to an ISP or network:
z
GSM data transmission (circuit-switched data)
GSM data services enable you to use the GSM component of your
computer as a built-in modem. You can use the service to connect to
the Internet through an ISP or dial in to a corporate network to browse
the Web or send and receive e-mail messages.
z
GPRS data transmission
GPRS is a high-speed data-on service that enables you to transmit
data over a mobile network. Subscribing to a GPRS service allows
you to transfer files, browse the Web and receive streaming audio and
video on your computer.
Connecting Using the GSM Modem
Your computer can send and receive data via a mobile network using the
GSM protocol.
To send or receive data over a GSM network, you must have an account
with a service provider that supports GSM data services, and the service
provider must enable the data features on your account.
To connect to an ISP or dial in to a specific computer, you must configure
a connection for that service on your computer.
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Connecting Using GPRS
Your computer can receive General Packet Radio Services (GPRS), a
high-speed data-only service that transmits data over a mobile telephone
network. In addition, GPRS provides permanent on-line connection.
To use GPRS, you must have a subscription to the function with a service
provider that supports GPRS.
To connect to a GPRS network, you must configure a connection for that
service on your computer.
Using the GPS (Optional)
NOTE: To take advantage of the GPS feature, the USB-to-COM driver supplied with
your computer must be installed (see chapter 6 for details).
Navigation and positioning are crucial to so many activities. To try to
figure out where you are and where you are going, you need GPS
technology. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a worldwide
radio-navigation system.
Turning On/Off the GPS
Your computer has a built-in Fn+F7 GPS hot key to switch the GPS
on/off (see “Hot Keys” in this chapter).
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Using the Bluetooth Feature (Optional)
NOTE: To take advantage of the Bluetooth feature, the Bluetooth driver supplied with
your computer must be installed (see chapter 6 for details).
Depending on your model, your computer may incorporate the Bluetooth
capability for short-range (about 10 meters) wireless communications
between devices without requiring a cable connection.
With Bluetooth, data can be transmitted through walls, pockets and
briefcases as long as two devices are within range. By default, your
computer’s Bluetooth feature is active (always ON) upon booting your
computer and is in the general discoverable and pairable mode.
The status of the Bluetooth connection is indicated by the Bluetooth icon
located in the system tray in the lower-right part of the screen.
Status
Icon
On
(blue with white logo).
Connected
(blue with green logo)
You can use the Bluetooth Utility to configure Bluetooth connection
settings and transfer files.
Connecting to Another Bluetooth Device
1. Make sure that the target Bluetooth device is turned on, discoverable
and within close range. (See the documentation that came with the
Bluetooth device.)
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2. Double-click the icon, then click on New Connection or click on
Bluetooth, then Add New Connection . . .
Or right-click the icon, and then click on Add New Connection.
or
3. The Add New Connection Wizard window appears. Select Express
Mode (Recommended), then click on Next.
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4. Select the device to connect to and click on Next.
5. Depending on the type of Bluetooth device that you want to connect
to, you will need to enter the pertinent information.
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Sending a File
1. Right-click the icon, and then click Wireless File Transfer. The
following screen appears.
2. In the Wireless File Transfer window, click Add to browse for the file
to send. The file(s) will show on the File/Folder window.
3. Click the target device from the Transfer-enabled device window, and
then click Send to start the transfer procedure.
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For detailed information on using the Bluetooth Utility, see the Bluetooth
Utility Help on your computer by clicking on Help, then Help . . .
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CHAPTER
3
Managing Power
Your computer operates either on external AC power or internal battery
power.
This chapter tells you how you can effectively manage power. To
maintain optimal battery performance, it is important that you use the
battery in the proper way.
The topics in this chapter include:
z
What is an AC adapter
z
How to charge the battery pack
z
When and how to initialize the battery pack
z
How to check the battery level
z
How to replace the battery pack
z
What happens when the battery is low and what actions to take
z
What is Power Management
z
How to save power
AC Adapter
CAUTION:
z The AC adapter is designed for use with your computer only. Connecting the AC
adapter to another device can damage the adapter.
z The AC power cord supplied with your computer is for use in the country where you
purchased your computer. If you plan to go overseas with the computer, consult
your dealer for the appropriate power cord.
z When you disconnect the AC adapter, disconnect from the electrical outlet first and
then from the computer. A reverse procedure may damage the AC adapter or
computer.
z When unplugging the connector, always hold the plug head. Never pull on the cord.
The AC adapter serves as a converter from AC (Alternating Current) to
DC (Direct Current) power because your computer runs on DC power,
but an electrical outlet usually provides AC power. It also charges the
battery pack when connected to AC power.
The AC adapter operates on any voltage in the range of 100 ~ 240 V AC.
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Battery Pack
The Li-ion battery pack is the internal power source for the computer
when the AC power is “Off” or not connected. It is rechargeable using the
AC adapter. The removable battery pack, with on-line charge capacity,
comes standard with your computer. It has 107 watt operating capacity.
The computer supports up to three Li-ion battery packs: Primary, Bay1,
and Bay2 (Bay1 and Bay2 are optional).
The operating time of a fully charged battery pack depends on how you
are using the computer. When your applications often access peripherals,
you will experience a shorter operating time.
NOTE: Care and maintenance information for the battery is provided in the “Battery
Pack Guidelines” section in Chapter 7.
Charging the Battery Pack
NOTE:
z
Charging will not start if the battery’s temperature is below 0 °C (32 °F) or above
50 °C (122 °F).
z
The charging process will stop when the battery’s temperature gets above 60 °C
(140 °F). If this happens, the battery pack may be damaged. Please contact your
dealer.
z
During charging, do not disconnect the AC adapter before the battery has been fully
charged; otherwise you will get a prematurely charged battery.
To charge the battery pack, connect the AC adapter to the computer and
an electrical outlet. The Battery Charge Indicator (
) on the computer
glows amber to indicate that charging is in progress. You are advised to
keep the computer power off while the battery is being charged. When the
battery is fully charged, the Battery Charge Indicator glows green.
The sequence of charging is Primary, then Bay1 and Bay2 battery packs.
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The charging times are as follows:
Charging Time
Battery Type
(2400 mah or more
per cell)
Computer is Off
Computer is On and
in Idle State
Primary (107 watt)
3.5 hours
4.7 hours
Bay1 (71 watt)
2.5 hours
3.5 hours
Bay2 (71 watt)
2.5 hours
3.5 hours
CAUTION: After the computer has been fully recharged, do not immediately disconnect
and reconnect the AC adapter to charge it again. Doing so may damage the battery.
NOTE: The battery level may automatically lessen due to the self-discharge process
(0.21 % per day), even when the battery pack is fully charged (100 %). This happens no
matter if the battery pack is installed in the computer.
Initializing the Battery Pack
You need to initialize a new battery pack before using it for the first time
or when the actual operating time of a battery pack is much less than
expected.
Initializing is the process of fully charging, discharging, and then
charging. It can take several hours.
1. Make sure the computer power is turned off. Connect the AC adapter
to fully charge the battery pack.
2. After the battery pack is fully charged, turn on the computer.
3. Disconnect the AC adapter and leave the computer on until the
battery is fully discharged. The computer will shut down
automatically.
4. Connect the AC adapter to fully charge the battery pack.
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Checking the Battery Level
NOTE: Any battery level indication is an estimated result. The actual operating time can
be different from the estimated time, depending on how you are using the computer.
You can check the approximate battery level using the battery meter
function of the operating system. To read the battery level in Windows,
icon on the taskbar. (Click the
icon if the computer is
click the
using AC power.)
Replacing the Primary Battery Pack
CAUTION:
z There is danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace the
battery only with the computer manufacturer’s optional battery packs. Discard used
batteries according to the dealer’s instructions.
z Do not attempt to disassemble the battery pack.
If you often rely on battery power for a long period of time while
traveling, you may consider the purchase of an additional battery pack
from your dealer and keep it with you in a fully charged state as a backup.
To replace the primary battery pack, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the computer is not turned on or connected to AC power.
2. Locate the battery slot on the left side of the system.
3. Remove the two screws securing the battery pack to the computer.
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4. Lift up the handle and pull on it to slide the battery pack off the
computer.
5. Slide the front panel off the battery pack and replace it on a new
battery pack.
6. Slide the new battery pack into the computer.
7. Replace the two screws to secure the battery pack on the computer.
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Battery Low Signals and Actions
Battery Low occurs when the battery has approximately 10 % (Windows
default setting) of its charge remaining. The computer gives warning
beeps or messages and the Battery Power Indicator (
) blinks amber
(orange) to alert you to take actions.
NOTE: You can set up your threshold and signals of Battery Low under Windows.
Immediately save your data upon Battery Low. The remaining operating
time depends on how you are using the computer. If you are using the
audio subsystem, hard disk drive, or PC card the battery might run out of
charge very quickly.
Always respond to Battery Low by placing your computer on Standby or
Hibernation mode, turning off the computer, or connecting the AC
adapter.
If you do not take any action, the computer will automatically hibernate
and turn off.
CAUTION: If you fail to save your data when the battery completely runs out of charge,
then you lose your data.
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Power Management
Your computer supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface) for power management. The power management feature allows
you to reduce the power consumption for energy saving.
With an ACPI-compliant operating system such as Windows 2000 and
Windows XP, power supply to different computer components is
controlled on an as-needed basis. This allows maximum power
conservation and performance at the same time.
In general, Windows’ power management works in this way:
What…
When…
Power to the hard disk is turned off
When the hard disk has been idle for a
set period.
Power to the display is turned off
When the display has been idle for a set
period.
The computer enters Standby mode. When the entire system has been idle
The hard disk and display are turned for a set period.
off and the entire system consumes
When you press Fn+F12. *
less power.
When you close the cover. *
When you press the power button. *
The computer enters Hibernation
mode. (See the next subsection for
more information.)
When you press the power button. *
When you press Fn+F12. *
When you close the cover. *
* depends on your settings in Windows.
For detailed information on power management, see Windows’ Help.
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Hibernation
Hibernation is a very useful feature. People frequently open many
applications when they use computers. It takes some time to get all these
applications open and running, and normally they all have to be closed
before the system can be turned off.
When you use the hibernation feature, you do not have to close the
applications. The computer stores the state of your computer to a file on
the hard disk and then shut down. The next time you turn on your
computer, you return to exactly where you left off.
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Power-Saving Tips
In addition to your computer’s automatic power management, you can do
your part to maximize the battery’s operating time by following these
suggestions.
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z
Do not disable Power Management.
z
Decrease the LCD brightness to the lowest comfortable level.
z
If you work with an application that uses a PC card, exit the
application when you finish using it.
z
If you have a PC card installed, remove it when not in use. Some PC
cards drain power even while they are inactive.
z
Deactivate the application that uses the serial port or features wireless
connectivity (LAN/WLAN/modem/GPS/Bluetooth) if you are not
using it.
z
Turn off the computer when you are not using it.
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CHAPTER
4
Expanding Your Computer
You can expand the capabilities of your computer by connecting other
peripheral devices. When using a device, be sure to read the instructions
accompanying the device together with the relevant section in this
chapter.
This chapter gives guidelines on installing and using these devices:
z
External monitor
z
Parallel device
z
Serial device
z
IR device
z
USB device
z
IEEE 1394B device
z
PC card
Connecting an External Monitor
If you want the benefits of a larger display screen with higher resolution,
you can connect an external CRT monitor to your computer.
Follow this procedure to connect an external monitor:
1. Make sure that the computer is not turned on.
2. Plug the monitor’s D-type signal connector to the computer’s VGA
port.
3. Plug one end of the monitor’s power cord into the power socket on
the monitor and the other end to an electrical outlet.
4. To use the monitor, turn on the monitor before turning on the
computer.
5. The monitor should respond by default. If not, you can switch the
display to the monitor or to both (simultaneous display), or to
multi-display by pressing Fn+F9. In Windows, you can also change
the display through the settings in Display Properties.
6. You can change display settings through your operating system. See
your operating system documentation or online help for specific
information.
CAUTION: Do not disconnect the external monitor while the computer is in Standby
mode or Hibernation mode. If no external monitor is connected when the computer
resumes, the LCD remains blank and the output is not displayed.
NOTE: Make sure that the device driver is installed correctly (see chapter 6 for details).
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Connecting a Parallel Device
Your computer has a parallel port for connecting a parallel device such as
printer. The port supports ECP (Extended Capabilities Port) and EPP
(Enhanced Parallel Port) modes that turn the standard parallel port into a
high-speed bi-directional peripheral port.
Follow this procedure to connect a parallel device:
1. Make sure the computer is not turned on.
2. Plug the parallel device’s cable to the parallel port on the rear of the
computer.
3. If the parallel device has independent power, plug its power cord into
an electrical outlet.
4. If the parallel device has its own power switch, turn on the device
before turning on the computer.
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Connecting a Serial Device
Your computer has a serial port for connecting a serial device such as a
serial mouse or modem.
Follow this procedure to connect a serial device:
1. Make sure the computer is not turned on.
2. Plug the device cable to the serial port on the rear of the computer.
3. Turn on the computer.
NOTE: Portable modems that derive power through the serial port cannot be used with
the computer. Instead, use a modem that is powered by its own internal battery or
external AC power.
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Connecting an IR Device
Your computer has an IR (infrared) port for connecting an infraredequipped device wirelessly such as another computer, printer, or PDA
(Personal Digital Assistant).
When using the IR port of your computer to receive data:
Place the transmitting device where its IR port faces the IR port of your
computer within the effective range − within ±20-degrees vertical angle
and within ±20-degrees horizontal angle at no greater than 0.8~1.0 meter
distance.
When using the IR port of your computer to transmit data:
Place the receiving device where the IR port of your computer faces its IR
port within the effective range − within ±15-degrees vertical angle and
within ±15-degrees horizontal angle at no greater than 0.8~1.0 meter
distance.
To take advantage of the IR communications, you need third party
software.
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NOTE: During infrared communication, note the following:
z
Do not move the computer and IR device.
z
Do not enter Standby mode.
z
Do not use a cell phone or another IR device near the computer.
z
Avoid strong light such as sunlight or fluorescent light.
z
Disable the screen saver.
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Connecting a USB Device
Your computer has two USB ports that supports transfer rates up to
12 MB/s for USB 1.1 devices and 480 MB/s for USB 2.0 devices, such as
digital camera, scanner, printer, modem, and mouse.
USB is specified to be an industry standard extension to the PC
architecture. It supports “Plug-and-Play” technology so you can install
and remove USB devices without turning off the computer. With its
multiple connection capability, up to 127 devices can be connected in a
daisy-chain configuration. In addition, you can use a USB hub that
converts a single USB connector into multiple ports where USB devices
can be connected.
To connect a USB device, simply plug the device cable to one of the USB
ports.
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Connecting an IEEE 1394B Device
NOTE:
z
Your IEEE 1394B port will only function under Windows XP SP2. It is also Windows
Vista ready.
z
Make sure that the 1394B driver is installed correctly (see chapter 6 for details).
z
To connect an IEEE 1394A (also known as FireWire 400) device to the computer’s
IEEE 1394B (also known as FireWire 800) port, you need an optional FireWire
800/FireWire 400 bilingual cable.
Your computer has an IEEE 1394B port for connecting IEEE 1394B
devices.
IEEE 1394B is the next-generation serial bus standard, featuring
high-speed data transfer that doubles the throughput of the original IEEE
1394A interface (from 400 Mbit/sec to 800 Mbit/sec) and dramatically
increases the maximum distance of connections (up to 15 feet away,
while a FireWire 800 optical repeater will connect devices up to 1000
meters (3300 feet) away). It allows connection of up to 63 devices. The
applications include mass storage device, digital video (DV) camcorder,
or a digital audio device.
To connect an IEEE 1394B device, prepare an IEEE 1394B cable. Plug
the appropriate end of the cable to the computer’s IEEE 1394B connector
and the other end to the device’s corresponding connector.
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Using PC Cards
Your computer has a PC card slot.
PC cards are credit card-sized peripheral products based on the standards
developed by PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International
Association). PCMCIA is a non-profit association for promoting the
interchangeability among mobile computers where ruggedness, low
power, and small size are critical. Ever since its foundation, the
association has been continuing their efforts to add new specifications to
the PC card standard as new needs arise in the market.
PC Card Type
Your computer’s PC card slot can accommodate two type II cards or a
type III card. Type II cards are typically used for I/O devices such as
data/fax modems, LANs, and mass storage devices. Type III cards are
used for devices whose components are thicker, such as rotating mass
storage devices. Extended cards allow the addition of components that
must remain outside the system for proper operation, such as antennas for
wireless applications.
CardBus Support
Your computer’s PC card slot supports CardBus specifications. CardBus
is the 32-bit version of PC card technology. It allows speeds of up to
133 Mbps at 33 MHz. Typical applications are SCSI host bus and
high-speed network cards.
Inserting and Removing a PC Card
NOTE:
z
Some PC cards require additional system resources. Before using such PC card,
you may have to free other system resources for the PC card.
z
Although some PC cards can be inserted and removed without turning off the
computer, you cannot remove or install PC cards in the Standby mode.
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To insert a PC card:
1. Locate the PC card slot on the right side of the computer.
2. Slide the PC card, with its label facing up, into the slot until the eject
button pops out.
Eject Button
3. When a new card is seated, the computer will detect it and try to
install the appropriate driver. Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the process.
To remove a PC card:
icon on the taskbar and
1. Double-click the Safely Remove Hardware
the Safely Remove Hardware window appears on screen.
2. Select the PC card you want to disable from the list and click the Stop
button.
3. Push the eject button and the card will slide out slightly.
4. Pull the card out of the slot.
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Expanding Your Computer
System Memory Upgrade
You can upgrade your computer by changing system memory to a
maximum of 2 GB on the two 200-pin DDR2 SO-DIMM slots. However,
to avoid damage during the installation procedure, please ask your dealer
for help.
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CHAPTER
5
Setup Configuration Utility (SCU)
SCU is a program for configuring the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
settings of the computer.
BIOS is a layer of software, called firmware, that translates instructions
from other layers of software into instructions that the computer hardware
can understand. The BIOS settings are needed by your computer to
identify the types of installed devices and establish special features.
This chapter tells you how to use the SCU program.
When and How to Use the SCU Program
When to Use
You need to run the SCU program when:
z
You see an error message on the screen requesting you to run Setup.
z
You want to restore the factory default settings.
z
You want to modify some specific settings according to the hardware.
z
You want to modify some specific settings to optimize system
performance.
Starting SCU
NOTE:
z
The Setup screens shown in this chapter are for your reference only. The actual
items or settings on your computer may differ.
z
The Setup program may have been updated after the publication of this manual.
z
The settings you select in your operating system might override similar settings in
Setup.
To run SCU, press F2 when the prompt appears in the lower left corner of
the screen during system startup. The prompt shows up on the screen for
only a few seconds. You must press F2 quickly. The SCU menu appears
as shown next.
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Setup Configuration Utility (SCU)
The SCU menu can be divided into four areas:
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On the top is the menu bar containing the titles of the available
menus. Each menu title brings a specific menu.
z
The center column of the menu displays the current configuration
information of the system, devices, and memory items.
z
The right column of the menu provides more detailed information
when a menu item is highlighted.
z
On the bottom keyboard keys are displayed for navigating the screen.
Setup Configuration Utility (SCU)
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Moving Around and Making Selections
In most cases, you must go through two levels to complete the setting for
an item: menu title and submenu.
Use the keyboard to move around and make selections. A brief
description of keyboard usage is listed next:
Key
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Function
←,→
Selects a menu title.
↑,↓
Selects an item or option.
+, –
Changes the value.
Enter
1) Brings up the sub-menu when available.
2) Opens or closes the option window when an item is selected.
Esc
1) Displays the Exit menu.
2) Closes the option window if one is open.
F1
Displays help information.
F9
Changes the values to the setup defaults.
F10
Saves and exit the SCU program.
Setup Configuration Utility (SCU)
Main Menu
The Main menu contains the system date and time as well as the
IDE/SATA interface setting of the system.
System Time sets the system time.
System Date sets the system date.
IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave / SATA Port 0/1 sets the type of storage
device installed. The options are User, Auto, CD-ROM, ATAPI
Removable, None, IDE Removable, and Other ATAPI.
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Advanced Menu
The Advanced menu contains the hard disk drive heater as well as the
screen display setting during system boot-up.
HDD Heater sets if the system automatically turns on the built-in hard
disk drive heater for low temperature operation. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
NOTE: Disable this item to conserve energy when using battery power.
Summary Screen sets if the system configuration would be displayed
onscreen during system boot-up. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen sets if the system diagnostic screen would
be displayed during system boot-up. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
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Setup Configuration Utility (SCU)
Intel Menu
The Intel menu contains the LPC I/O devices and CPU thermal setting of
the system.
LPC Control Sub-Menu sets the items that control the configuration of
various LPC input/output devices that exists on the CRB as well as the
National 393 serial input/output devices.
CPU Thermal Control Sub-Menu sets the items that control various
CPU thermal parameters.
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Security Menu
The Security menu contains the security setting, which safeguard your
system against unauthorized use.
TPM Support enables or disables TPM (Trusted Platform Module)
support. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
NOTE: To use the TPM feature, the TPM driver supplied with your computer must be
installed (see chapter 6 for details).
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Setup Configuration Utility (SCU)
Boot Menu
The Boot menu sets the sequence of the devices to be searched for the
operating system.
The bootable devices will be automatically detected during POST and
shown here, allowing you to set the sequence that the BIOS uses to look
for a boot device from which to load the operating system.
A brief description of keyboard usage is listed next:
Key
Function
↑,↓
Selects (highlight) a boot device.
+, –
Changes the boot sequence.
1 to 4
Loads the default boot sequence.
f or r
Specifies if the device is fixed (f) or removable (r).
X
Moves the highlighted boot device from the “Boot priority order”
list to the “Excluded from boot order” list, and vice versa.
Shift + 1
Deactivates/activates the highlighted boot device on the “Boot
priority order” list. When a device has been deactivated, an “!”
(exclamation) symbol appears beside the item and system will
bypass it when detecting boot device during POST.
Setup Configuration Utility (SCU)
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Exit Menu
The Exit menu displays ways of exiting the SCU program. After finishing
with your settings, you must save and exit so that the changes can take
effect.
Exit Saving Changes saves the changes you have made and exits BIOS
Setup Utility.
Exit Discarding Changes exits BIOS Setup Utility without saving the
changes you have made.
Load Setup Defaults loads the factory default values for all the items.
Discard Changes restores the previous values for all the items.
Save Changes saves the changes you have made.
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Setup Configuration Utility (SCU)
CHAPTER
6
Installing Software Drivers
To take full advantage of the unique features of your computer, some
operating systems require custom software, known as drivers, to be
installed.
If you purchased the computer with Windows pre-installed, your dealer
may have already installed the drivers. If not, you need to install the
drivers using the driver disc supplied with your computer.
This chapter describes how to install the drivers.
How to Use the Driver CD
NOTE:
• The drivers may have been updated after this manual was published. For driver
upgrade, please contact your dealer.
• You can always find README or document files on the driver CD. These files
contain the latest information from the software supplier. Please read the files
together with this chapter.
• This driver CD supports Windows 2000, Windows XP operating systems only. You
are recommended to install Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 when using Windows
2000 and Windows XP Service Pack 2 when using Windows XP.
• The available items may differ according to your computer model and operation
system.
• Do not remove the driver CD when installing the driver.
An autorun program is provided on the driver CD to help you easily
install the drivers. As you insert the driver CD, the autorun program
automatically starts. If you need to start the program manually, run the
Autorun.exe program from the Setup directory of the driver CD.
The main screen appears as shown next:
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Installing Software Drivers
To install the necessary driver, just click on the particular option and
follow the onscreen instructions to continue and complete installation.
Device Driver
Ensures the full function of the following drivers.
Install this main driver before installing the other
drivers. Upon clicking this button, the chipset, VGA,
audio, modem, and LAN drivers would be installed
one after the other.
OSD
Installs the OSD (on screen display) utility that
provides a graphic display to indicate the current
status of certain operations.
NOTE: The OSD utility is an option for you. You can decide whether you would like to
have this utility installed. (See the next section for details.)
Option Device
PROSet
Upon clicking on this, the following screen appears.
Installs the PROSetdriver that allows your system to
connect wirelessly to the Internet.
TouchScreen
(option)
Installing Software Drivers
Allows you to use your fingers as a pointing device on
the LCD screen (refer to the next section for further
instructions).
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SmartCard
Reader
(Oprion)
Bluetooth
(option)
Vehicle Dock
Allows your computer to install smartcard reader driver.
Allows your computer to connect to Bluetooth
-compliant devices. Refer to chapter 2 for detailed
instructions on using the Bluetooth feature of your
computer.
Upon clicking this button on the first page, the
following screen appears.
Video Capture
(option)
Allows you to connect a video capture device through
the AV input port.
USB-to-COM
(option)
Allows you to use the wireless modem and GPS
features to transmit information wirelessly.
NOTE: Please switch out video capture applications before un-docking.
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Installing Software Drivers
Others
Upon clicking on this on the first page, the following
screen appears.
IMPONTANT
IrDA
Installs the IrDA hotfix for Windows XP only
Dual Core
Installs the dual core hotfix for Windows XP only.
1394B
Please install the 1394 hot fix and note that 1394B will
l be fully supported by Window Vista.
BT Calibration Installs the battery pack automatic calibration utility.
BT Calibration Utility include Battery Mointor program
and Battery Learning program.
Help
Installing Software Drivers
Click on the Help fire to show the detail information.
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User Guide
Upon clicking on this on the first page, allows you to
hview the Operation Manual on screen.
NOTE: You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the manual file supplied on this driver
disc. Install the Adobe Acrobat Reader program if you do not have it on your computer
by clicking on Get Adobe Reader.
Browse CD
Exit
Upon clicking on this on the first page, browses the
contents of the driver disc.
Exits the driver installation.
Touchscreen Driver
To install the touch screen driver, perform the following:
1. Insert the driver disc into the optical drive.
2. Click on TouchScreen and follow the onscreen instructions to
continue.
3. When finished installing, the driver should now be loaded.
4. After the system has finished click on the PenMount Monitor icon
located on the taskbar to bring up the PenMount Control Panel.
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Installing Software Drivers
5. Click on Standard Calibration.
6. Click on the four sides (points) and the plus-sign “+” on the screen to
calibrate your touchscreen for use on the computer.
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Using the OSD
NOTE: The OSD utility is an option for you. You can decide whether you would like to
have this utility installed.
With the OSD utility installed, the utility will be activated and an icon
will appear on the system tray every time Windows starts up.
A graphic display will appear on the screen to indicate the current status
of certain operations (as listed next).
Icon
Hot Key/Button Operation
Fn+F3
OSD Description
Icon appears on the screen whenever you
adjust Windows or any of its application
program’s volume control (e.g., Windows
Media Player, etc.) to indicate the volume
level. The OSD disappears after a few
seconds.
Fn+F4
Icon appears on the screen to indicate the
brightness level. The OSD disappears after a
few seconds.
Fn+F5
Fn+F6
Icon appears on the screen to indicate the
current display output. The OSD disappears
after a few seconds.
Fn+F9
Fn+F9
LCD
CRT
Fn+F9
Both
Icon appears on the screen to indicate that
LCD display (F10) or backlight (F11) is on or
off. The OSD disappears after a few seconds.
Fn+F10/F11 Fn+F10/F11
On
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Off
Installing Software Drivers
Icon appears on the screen to indicate that AC
power cord has been connected or unplugged.
The OSD disappears after a few seconds.
AC In
AC out
Exiting and Reactivating the OSD Utility
To exit the OSD utility, right-click on the OSD utility icon on Windows
system tray and click on “Exit.”
To reactivate the OSD utility:
Double-click on the file OSD.EXE located on
c:/Program Files/OSD/ or
Restart the system.
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CHAPTER
7
Caring for the Computer
Taking good care of your computer will ensure a trouble-free operation
and reduce the risk of damage to your computer.
This chapter gives you guidelines covering these areas of maintenance:
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How to protect the computer
z
What to note when using and storing the computer
z
How to clean the computer
z
What to note when using the battery pack
z
What to note when traveling with the computer
Protecting the Computer
To safeguard the integrity of your computer data as well as the computer
itself, you can protect the computer in several ways as described in this
section.
Using the Cable Lock
You can use a Kensington-type cable lock to protect your computer
against theft. The cable lock is available in most computer stores.
To use the lock, loop the lock cable around a stationary object such as a
table. Insert the lock to the Kensington lock hole and turn the key to
secure the lock. Store the key in a safe place.
Using an Anti-Virus Strategy
New viruses are always being developed nowadays and they are attacking
computers even more easily with emails so commonly used worldwide.
You can install a virus-detecting program to monitor potential viruses
that could damage your files.
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Caring for the Computer
Taking Care of the Computer
Location Guidelines
z
Use the computer where the temperature is between 0 °C (32 °F) and 55
°C (131 °F).
z
Avoid placing the computer in a location subject to high humidity,
extreme temperatures, mechanical vibration, direct sunlight, or heavy
dust.
z
Keep the computer at least 13 cm (5 inches) away from electrical
appliances that can generate a strong magnetic field such as a TV,
refrigerator, motor, or a large audio speaker.
z
Do not move the computer abruptly from a cold to a warm place. A
temperature difference of more than 10 °C (18 °F) will cause
condensation inside the unit, which may damage the storage media.
z
Do not place the computer on an unsteady surface.
General Guidelines
z
Do not place heavy objects on top of the computer as this may
damage the display.
z
The screen surface is easily scratched. Do not use paper towels to
clean the display. Avoid touching it with a ballpoint pen or pencil.
z
To maximize the life of the backlight in the display, allow the
backlight to automatically turn off as a result of power management.
Avoid using a screen saver or other software that prevents the power
management from working.
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Cleaning Guidelines
z
Never clean the computer with its power on.
z
Use a soft cloth moistened with water or a non-alkaline detergent to
wipe the exterior of the computer.
z
Gently wipe the display with a soft, lint-free cloth. Do not use alcohol
or detergent on the display.
z
Dust on the IR port can interfere with data transfer. Wipe the port
with a soft, dry cloth.
z
Dust or grease on the touchscreen can affect its sensitivity. Clean the
touchscreen by using adhesive tape to remove the dust and grease on
its surface.
Battery Pack Guidelines
7-4
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Recharge the battery pack when it is nearly discharged. When
recharging, make sure the battery pack is fully charged. Doing so
may avoid harm to the battery pack.
z
Operate the computer with the battery pack installed even when using
external power. This ensures that the battery is fully charged.
z
If you will not be using the computer for a long period of time (more
than two weeks), remove the battery pack from the computer.
z
If you remove the battery pack, make sure the battery terminals do
not contact any conductors such as metal objects or water. Otherwise,
the battery may become unusable as a result of a short circuit.
z
If you need to store the battery pack, store it in a cool, dry place.
Never allow the temperature to exceed 70 °C (158 °F).
z
Do not leave the battery pack in storage for more than 3 months
without recharging it.
Caring for the Computer
When Traveling
z
Before traveling with your computer, make a backup of your hard
disk data into optical discs or other storage devices. As an added
precaution, bring along an extra copy of your important data.
z
Make sure the battery pack is fully charged.
z
Make sure the computer is turned off.
z
Do not leave objects that will press onto the display.
z
Disconnect the AC adapter from the computer and take it with you.
Use the AC adapter as the power source and as a battery-charger.
z
Hand-carry the computer. Do not check it in as luggage.
z
Allow extra time for airport security. Many airports inspect
electronic devices carefully.
z
If you need to leave the computer in the car, put it in the trunk of the
car to avoid exposing the computer to excessive heat.
z
When going through airport security, it is recommended that you
send the computer and USB disks through the X-ray machine (the
device you set your bags on). Avoid the magnetic detector (the device
you walk through) or the magnetic wand (the hand-held device used
by security personnel).
z
If you plan to travel abroad with your computer, consult your dealer
for the appropriate AC power cord for use in your country of
destination.
Caring for the Computer
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CHAPTER
Troubleshooting
Hardware, software, or a combination of both can cause computer
problems. When you encounter any problem, it might be a typical
problem that can easily be solved.
This chapter tells you what actions to take when solving common
computer problems. It is divided into three sections:
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Preliminary checklist
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Solving common problems
z
Resetting the computer
8
Preliminary Checklist
Here are helpful hints to follow before you take further actions when you
encounter any problem:
z
Try to isolate which part of the computer is causing the problem.
z
Make sure that you turn on all peripheral devices before turning on
the computer.
z
If an external device has a problem, make sure that the cable
connections are correct and secure.
z
Make sure that the configuration information is properly set in the
SCU program.
z
Make sure that all the device drivers are correctly installed.
z
Make notes of your observations. Are there any messages on the
screen? Do any indicators light? Do you hear any beeps? Detailed
descriptions are useful to the service personnel when you need to
consult one for assistance.
If any problem persists after you follow the instructions in this chapter,
contact an authorized dealer for help.
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Troubleshooting
Solving Common Problems
For easy reference, the problems are divided into these categories.
Problem Type
Go to
Battery Problems
P. 8-4
Bluetooth Problems
P. 8-4
Display Problems
P. 8-5
Hardware Device Problems
P. 8-6
Hard Disk Drive Problems
P. 8-6
Infrared Problems
P. 8-7
Keyboard, Mouse and Touchpad Problems
P. 8-7
LAN Problems
P. 8-8
WLAN Problems
P. 8-8
Modem Problems
P. 8-8
PC Card Problems
P. 8-10
Power Management Problems
P. 8-10
Printer Problems
P. 8-11
P. 8-11
Sound Problems
P. 8-12
Startup Problems
P. 8-13
Other Problems
P. 8-13
Troubleshooting
8-3
Battery Problems
The battery does not charge (Battery Charge indicator does not light
amber).
z
Make sure that the AC adapter is properly connected.
z
Make sure that the battery is not too hot or cold. Allow time for the
battery pack to return to room temperature.
z
Make sure that the battery pack is installed correctly.
z
Make sure that the battery terminals are clean.
The operating time of a fully charged battery becomes shorter.
z
If you often partially recharge and discharge, the battery might not be
charged to its full potential. Initialize the battery to solve the problem.
(See “Initializing the Battery Pack” in Chapter 3 for instructions.)
The battery operating time indicated by the battery meter does not
match the actual operating time.
z
The actual operating time can be different from the estimated time,
depending on how you are using the computer. If the actual operating
time is much less than the estimated time, initialize the battery. (See
“Initializing the Battery Pack” in Chapter 3 for instructions.)
Bluetooth Problems
I cannot connect to another Bluetooth-enabled device.
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z
Make sure that the Bluetooth driver is installed correctly.
z
Make sure that both devices have activated Bluetooth.
z
Make sure that the distance between the two devices are not over
10 meters or that there are no walls or other obstructions between the
devices.
z
Make sure that the other device is not in “Hidden” mode.
z
Make sure that both devices are compatible.
Troubleshooting
I cannot end a Bluetooth connection.
z
If another device is connected to your computer, you can either end
the connection using the other device or by deactivating Bluetooth.
Display Problems
Nothing appears on the screen.
z
If the power-on indicator is not on, check the electrical outlet, the
plugs and power cords.
z
If the power button does not respond to a light touch, press the button
firmly.
z
If you are using battery power, make sure that it has a charge
remaining and that it is installed correctly.
z
During operation, the screen may automatically turn off as a result of
power management. Press any key to see if the screen comes back.
z
The brightness level might be too low. Increase brightness by pressing
Fn+F6.
z
The display output might be set to an external device. To switch the
display back to the LCD, press Fn+F9, or change the display through
the settings in Display Properties.
z
Try turning the computer off, wait for a few seconds, then turn it back
on.
The characters on the screen are dim.
z
Adjust the brightness and/or contrast.
Bad dots appear on the display at all times.
z
A small number of missing, discolored, or bright dots on the screen
are an intrinsic characteristic of TFT LCD technology. It is not
regarded as a LCD defect. The Inspection Standard generally agreed
in the LCD industry allows a maximum of 8 bad dots on a unit.
Resolution cannot be adjusted to desired setting.
z
Make sure that the device driver is installed correctly.
Troubleshooting
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The external monitor displays nothing.
z
Make sure that the monitor is turned on.
z
Make sure that the monitor’s signal cable is properly connected.
z
Switch the display to the monitor by pressing Fn+F9, or change the
display through the settings in Display Properties.
Simultaneous display/multi-display does not work.
z
Make sure that you turn on the external monitor before turning on the
computer.
z
Press Fn+F9 to toggle through the display options or change the
settings in Display Properties in Windows.
Hardware Device Problems
The computer does not recognize a newly installed device.
z
The device may not be correctly configured in the SCU program. Run
the SCU program to identify the new type.
z
Make sure if any device driver needs to be installed. (Refer to the
documentation that came with the device.)
z
Make sure if the device needs any jumper or switch settings. (Refer to
the documentation that came with the device.)
z
Check the cables or power cords for correct connections.
z
For an external device that has its own power switch, make sure that
the power is turned on.
Hard Disk Drive Problems
The hard disk drive error message appears on the screen.
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z
Insert a bootable diskette and check the integrity of your hard drive.
z
The hard disk drive has defects. Ask your dealer for help.
Troubleshooting
The hard disk drive operations seem slow.
z
The data files stored on the hard disk drive may be fragmented. Use a
tool such as Window’s Disk Defragmenter to defragment the files.
The hard disk drive in-use indicator glows without blinking.
z
The data files stored on the hard disk drive may be fragmented. Use a
tool such as Window’s Disk Defragmenter to defragment the files.
Infrared Problems
The IR port does not work.
z
Make sure that the IR ports of the two device face each other within a
±15-degrees angle and 1 meter (3 feet) distance and there are no
obstructions in between.
z
Make sure that the device connected is using an equivalent speed.
z
If you are printing to an infrared printer, make sure that the
appropriate driver is installed.
z
If you are using any file transfer functions, make sure that both the
computer and the IR device have the appropriate software running.
z
Make sure that there is no device radiating infrared rays, such as
remote-controlled devices or wireless headphones, near the computer
or device.
z
Make sure that no direct sunlight or fluorescent lamps are near the
computer or device.
z
Make sure that the IR ports are clean.
Keyboard, Mouse and Touchpad Problems
The keyboard does not respond.
z
Try connecting an external keyboard. If it works, contact an
authorized dealer, as the internal keyboard cable might be loose.
Troubleshooting
8-7
The numeric keypad is disabled.
z
Make sure that the Num Lock is switched on. (Check if the Num Lock
Indicator N glows or not.)
The external keyboard does not work.
z
Make sure that the keyboard cable is properly connected.
The USB mouse does not work.
z
Make sure that the mouse cable is properly connected.
The touchpad does not work, or the pointer is difficult to control
with the touchpad.
z
Make sure that the touchpad is clean.
LAN Problems
I cannot access the network.
z
Make sure that the device driver is correctly installed.
z
Make sure that the LAN cable is properly connected to the RJ-45
connector and the network hub.
z
Make sure that the network configuration is appropriate.
z
Make sure that the user name or password is correct.
WLAN Problems
I cannot use the WLAN feature.
8-8
z
Make sure that the Mini PCI WLAN card is correctly installed.
z
Make sure that the necessary driver(s) is correctly installed.
z
Make sure that the WLAN feature is turned on.
Troubleshooting
Transmission quality is poor.
z
Your computer may be in an out-of-range situation. Move your
computer closer to the Access Point or another WLAN device it is
associated with.
z
Check if there is high interference around the environment and solve
the problem as described next.
Radio interference exists.
z
Move your computer away from the device causing the radio
interference such as microwave oven and large metal objects.
z
Plug your computer into an outlet on a different branch circuit from
that used by the affecting device.
z
Consult your dealer or an experienced radio technician for help.
I cannot connect to another WLAN device.
z
Make sure that the WLAN feature is turned on.
z
Make sure that the SSID setting is the same for every WLAN device
in the network.
z
Your computer is not recognizing changes. Restart the computer.
z
Make sure that the IP address or subnet mask setting is correct.
I cannot communicate with the computer in the network when
Infrastructure mode is configured.
z
Make sure that the Access Point your computer is associated with is
powered on and all the LEDs are working properly.
z
If the operating radio channel is in poor quality, change the Access
Point and all the wireless station(s) within the BSSID to another radio
channel.
z
Your computer may be in an out-of-range situation. Move your
computer closer to the Access Point it is associated with.
z
Make sure that your computer is configured with the same security
option (encryption) to the Access Point.
Troubleshooting
8-9
z
Use the Web Manager/Telnet of the Access Point to check whether it
is connected to the network.
z
Reconfigure and reset the Access Point.
I cannot access the network.
z
Make sure that the necessary driver(s) is correctly installed.
z
Make sure that the network configuration is appropriate.
z
Make sure that the user name or password is correct.
z
You have moved out of range of the network.
z
Turn off power management.
Modem Problems
The modem does not work.
z
Make sure that the device driver is correctly installed.
z
Make sure that the COM port in the communication software is
correctly set.
z
Turn off power management.
PC Card Problems
The PC card does not work.
z
Make sure that the PC card is correctly seated.
z
If the card requires an IRQ (Interrupt ReQuest), make sure that there
is one available.
The PC card stops communicating properly.
z
8-10
The application may have been reset when the computer is turned off
or in Standby mode. Exit and restart the application.
Troubleshooting
Power Management Problems
The computer does not enter Standby or Hibernation mode
automatically.
z
If you have a connection to another computer, the computer does not
enter Standby or Hibernation mode if the connection is actively in
use.
z
Make sure that the Standby or Hibernation time-out is enabled.
The computer does not enter Standby or Hibernation mode
immediately.
z
If the computer is performing an operation, it normally waits for the
operation to finish.
The computer does not resume from Standby or Hibernation mode.
z
The computer automatically enters Standby or Hibernation mode
when the battery pack is empty. Do any one of the following:
− Connect the AC adapter to the computer.
− Replace the empty battery pack with a fully charged one.
The computer does not enter Hibernation mode with the Fn+F10 hot
keys.
z
Make sure that the Hibernation function is specified for the sleep
button.
Printer Problems
The printer does not work.
z
Make sure that the printer is turned on (if it comes with an
independent power source) and is online (ready to use).
z
Make sure that the printer’s signal cable is properly connected.
z
Make sure that the printer driver is correctly installed.
z
Make sure that you have assigned the printer port correctly in your
operating system or application program.
Troubleshooting
8-11
The printer prints garbled information.
z
Make sure that the printer driver is correctly installed.
z
Make sure that the printer cable is properly connected.
Software Problems
An application program does not work correctly.
z
Make sure that the software is correctly installed.
z
If an error message appears on the screen, consult the software
program’s documentation for further information.
z
If you are sure the operation has stop, reset the computer. (See
“Resetting the Computer” later in this chapter.)
Sound Problems
No sound is produced.
z
Make sure that the volume control is not set too low.
z
Make sure that the device driver is correctly installed.
z
Make sure that the computer is not in Standby mode.
z
If using an external speaker, make sure that the speaker is properly
connected.
Distorted sound is produced.
z
Make sure that the volume control is not set too high or too low. In
most cases, a high setting can cause the audio electronics to distort the
sound.
The sound system does not record.
z
Adjust the playback or recording sound levels.
The external microphone or audio device does not work.
z
8-12
Make sure that the microphone is connected to the proper connector
on the computer.
Troubleshooting
z
Make sure that your computer is equipped with the driver needed.
z
Click the speaker symbol on the taskbar and check the Windows
volume control.
z
Check the volume control of your computer.
Startup Problems
When you turn on the computer, it does not respond and the Power
Indicator does not light green.
z
If you are using an external AC power, make sure that the AC adapter
is correctly and securely connected. If so, make sure that the electrical
outlet works properly.
z
If you are using the battery power, make sure that the battery is not
discharged.
When you turn on the computer, it stops after POST.
z
Restart your computer.
Other Problems
The date/time is incorrect.
z
Correct the date and time via the operating system or SCU program.
z
After you have performed everything as described above and still
have the incorrect date and time every time you turn on the computer,
the RTC (Real-Time Clock) battery is at the end of its life. Call an
authorized dealer to replace the RTC battery.
Troubleshooting
8-13
Resetting the Computer
You may have to reset (reboot) your computer on some occasions when
an error occurs and the program you are using hangs up.
If the system operation seems to hang up, first wait. It is possible that the
system is processing data. Periodically check the hard disk drive in-use
indicator, if it flashes irregularly, the program may be accessing data and
preventing you from using the keyboard. If you are sure the operation has
stopped and you cannot use the “restart” function of the operating system,
reset the computer.
Reset the computer by any one of these methods:
z
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del.
z
If the above action does not work, turn off the system. Wait for at least
five seconds and turn it on again.
CAUTION: Resetting will cause any unsaved data to be lost.
8-14
Troubleshooting
APPENDIX
A
NOTE:
1. Bay 1 and Bay2 door’s protects outer covering from fire, when
operating the computer if should be maintained the closed, to
guarantee fire protection ability.
2. Turn off the computer before opening the Bay 1/Bay 2 doors to
change component.
APPENDIX
B
Regulatory Information
This appendix provides regulatory statements and safety notices on your
computer.
NOTE: Marking labels located on the exterior of your computer indicate the regulations
that your model complies with. Please check the marking labels and refer to the
corresponding statements in this appendix. Some notices apply to specific models only.
On the Use of the System
Class B Regulations
USA
Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference
Statement
NOTE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
z
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
z
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
z
z
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.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Please note:
The use of a non-shielded interface cable with this equipment is
prohibited.
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Regulatory Information
Canada
Canadian Department of Communications
Radio Interference Regulations Class B Compliance Notice
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canada
Interference-Causing equipment regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du
Règlement Canadien sur le matériel brouileur.
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.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques
dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de la classe B
prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par le
ministère des Communications du Canada.
Safety Notices
About the Battery
Caution Texts Concerning Lithium Batteries
DANISH
ADVARSEL! Lithiumbatteri – Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må
kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Levér det brugte batteri tilbage til
leverandøren.
NORWEGIAN
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.
SWEDISH
VARNING: Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Använd samma batterityp eller en
ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera använt batteri enligt
fabrikantens instruktion.
FINNISH
VAROITUS: Paristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu. Vaihda paristo
ainoastaan valmistajan suosittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo valmistajan
ohjeiden mukaisesti.
Regulatory Information
B-3
ENGLISH
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the equipment manufacturer. Discard used
batteries according to manufacturer's instructions.
DEUTSCH
VORSICHT: Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßem Austausch der Batterie. Ersatz nur
durch denselben oder einen vom Hersteller empfohlenen gleich-wertigen Typ.
Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach Angaben des Herstellers.
FRENCH
ATTENTION: II y a danger d’explosion s’il y a remplacement incorrect de la batterie.
Remplacer uniquement avec une batterie du même type ou d’un type équivalent
recommandé par le constructeur. Mettre au rebut les batteries usagées conformément aux
instructions du fabricant.
Attention (for USA Users)
The product that you have purchased contains a rechargeable battery. The battery is
recyclable. At the end of its useful life, under various state and local laws, it may be illegal
to dispose of this battery into the municipal waste stream. Check with your local solid
waste officials for details in your area for recycling options or proper disposal.
About the AC Adapter
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B-4
Use only the AC adapter supplied with your computer. Use of another
type of AC adapter will result in malfunction and/or danger.
Do not use the adapter in a high moisture environment. Never touch
the adapter when your hands or feet are wet.
Allow adequate ventilation around the adapter when using it to
operate the device or charge the battery. Do not cover the AC adapter
with paper or other objects that will reduce cooling. Do not use the
AC adapter while it is inside a carrying case.
Connect the adapter to a proper power source. The voltage
requirements are found on the product case and/or packaging.
Do not use the adapter if the cord becomes damaged.
Do not attempt to service the unit. There are no serviceable parts
inside. Replace the unit if it is damaged or exposed to excess
moisture.
Regulatory Information
About the Modem
Caution
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is
specifically designed for wet locations.
Never touch non-insulated telephone wires or terminals unless the
telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface.
Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
Avoid using the telephone function (other than a cordless type) during
an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from
lightning.
Do not use the telephone function to report a gas leak in the vicinity of
the leak.
Do not use this product near water, for example near a bathtub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a
swimming pool.
Caution (for USA Users)
To reduce the risk of fire, use only No.26 AWG or larger
telecommunication line cord.
Regulatory Information
B-5
On the Use of RF Device
NOTE: The information in this section applies to models with the wireless LAN module.
USA and Canada Safety Requirements and Notices
IMPORTANT NOTE: To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance
requirements, the antenna used for this transmitter must be installed to
provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must
not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter.
Radio Frequency Interference Requirements and SAR
The FCC with its action in ET Docket 93-62 has adopted a safety
standard for human exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) electromagnetic
energy emitted by FCC certified equipment. The wireless LAN module
meets the Human Exposure limits found in OET Bulletin 65, 2001, and
ANSI/IEEE C95.1, 1992. Proper operation of this radio according to the
instructions found in this manual will result in exposure substantially
below the FCC’s recommended limits. The following safety precautions
should be observed:
z
z
z
Do not touch or move antenna while the unit is transmitting or
receiving.
Do not hold any component containing the radio such that the antenna
is very close or touching any exposed parts of the body, especially the
face or eyes, while transmitting.
Do not operate the radio or attempt to transmit data unless the antenna
is connected; if not, the radio may be damaged.
Use in specific environments:
z
z
B-6
The use of wireless devices in hazardous locations is limited by the
constraints posed by the safety directors of such environments.
The use of wireless devices on airplanes is governed by the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA).
Regulatory Information
z
The use of wireless devices in hospitals is restricted to the limits set
forth by each hospital.
Antenna use:
z
z
In order to comply with FCC RF exposure limits, low gain integrated
antennas should be located at a minimum distance of 20 cm (8 inches)
or more from the body of all persons.
High-gain, wall-mount, or mast-mount antennas are designed to be
professionally installed and should be located at a minimum distance
of 30 cm (12 inches) or more from the body of all persons. Please
contact your professional installer, VAR, or antenna manufacturer for
proper installation requirements.
Explosive Device Proximity Warning
WARNING: Do not operate a portable transmitter (such as a wireless
network device) near unshielded blasting caps or in an explosive
environment unless the device has been modified to be qualified for such
use.
Antenna Warning
WARNING: To comply with the FCC and ANSI C95.1 RF exposure limits,
it is recommended that the antenna for this device be installed so as to
provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm (8 inches) from all persons
and that the antenna must not be co-located or operating in conjunction
with any other antenna or radio transmitter. It is recommended that the
user limit exposure time if the antenna is positioned closer than 20 cm (8
inches).
Use on Aircraft Caution
CAUTION: Regulations of the FCC and FAA prohibit airborne operation
of radio-frequency wireless devices because their signals could interfere
with critical aircraft instruments.
Regulatory Information
B-7
EMC Requirements
This device uses, generates and radiates radio frequency energy. The radio
frequency energy produced by this device is well below the maximum
exposure allowed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
This device complies with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant
to Part 15 subpart C of the FCC Rules and Regulations. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference.
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
The FCC limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual and operated in a commercial
environment. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular commercial installation, or if operated in a residential
area.
If harmful interference with radio or television reception occurs when the
device is turned on, the user must correct the situation at the user’s own
expense. The user is encouraged to try one or more of the following
corrective measures:
z
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
z
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
z
z
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.
CAUTION: The Part 15 radio device operates on a non-interference basis
with other devices operating at this frequency. Any changes or
modification to said product not expressly approved by the manufacturer
could void the user’s authority to operate this device.
B-8
Regulatory Information
Canada Radio Frequency Interference Requirements
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is
intended to be operated indoors and away from windows to provide
maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is installed
outdoors is subject to licensing.
Pour empêcher que cet appareil cause du brouillage au service faisant
l'objet d'une licence, il doit être utilisé à l'intérieur et devrait être placé
loin des fenêtres afin de fournir un écran de blindage maximal. Si le
matériel (ou son antenne d'émission) est installé à l'extérieur, il doit faire
l'objet d'une licence.
European Union CE Marking and Compliance Notices
Statements of Compliance
English
This product follows the provisions of the European Directive
1999/5/EC.
Danish
Dette produkt er i overensstemmelse med det europæiske direktiv
1999/5/EC.
Dutch
Dit product is in navolging van de bepalingen van Europees Directief
1999/5/EC.
Finnish
Tämä tuote noudattaa EU-direktiivin 1999/5/EC määräyksiä.
French
Ce produit est conforme aux exigences de la Directive Européenne
1999/5/EC.
German
Dieses Produkt entspricht den Bestimmungen der Europäischen
Richtlinie 1999/5/EC.
Regulatory Information
B-9
Greek
To προϊόν αυτό πληροί τις προβλέψεις της Ευρωπαϊκής Οδηγίας
1999/5/EC.
Icelandic
Þessi vara stenst reglugerð Evrópska Efnahags Bandalagsins númer
1999/5/EC.
Italian
Questo prodotto è conforme alla Direttiva Europea 1999/5/EC.
Norwegian
Dette produktet er i henhold til bestemmelsene i det europeiske direktivet
1999/5/EC.
Portuguese
Este produto cumpre com as normas da Diretiva Européia 1999/5/EC.
Spanish
Este producto cumple con las normas del Directivo Europeo 1999/5/EC.
Swedish
Denna produkt har tillverkats i enlighet med EG-direktiv 1999/5/EC.
Local Restrictions of 802.11a/b/g Radio Usage
CAUTION: Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a/b/g
wireless LAN devices may not yet be harmonized in all countries,
802.11a/b/g products are designed for use only in specific countries or
regions, and is not allowed to be operated in countries or regions other
than those of designated use. As a user of these products, you are
responsible for ensuring that the products are used only in the countries or
regions for which they were intended and for verifying that they are
configured with the correct selection of frequency and channel for the
country or region of use. Any deviation from permissible settings and
restrictions in the country or region of use could be an infringement of
local law and may be punished as such.
The European variant is intended for use throughout the European
Economic Area. However, authorization for use is further restricted in
particular countries or regions within countries, as follows:
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Regulatory Information
General
European standards dictate maximum radiated transmit power of 100
mW Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) and the frequency range
2400 – 2483.5 MHz.
Belgium and the Netherlands
In Belgium and the Netherlands, the product may not be used outdoors.
See the instructions next under the heading “How to Turn Off the
Wireless LAN.”
France
Departments in Which the Wireless LAN Module Can Be Used
(Indoors Only)
The wireless LAN module can currently be used indoors only in the
following 38 departments of mainland France. Please turn off your
wireless LAN radio when operating the device in areas/places other than
the 38 departments listed:
01
Ain Orientales
36
Indre
66 Pyrénées
02
Aisne
37
Indre et Loire
67 Bas Rhin
03
Allier
41
Loir et Cher
68 Haut Rhin
05
Hautes Alpes
42
Loire
70 Haute Saône
08
Ardennes
45
Loiret
71 Saône et Loire
09
Ariège
50
Manche
75 Paris
11
Aude
55
Meuse
82 Tarn et Garonne
12
Aveyron
58
Nièvre
84 Vaucluse
16
Charente
59
Nord
88 Vosges
24
Dordogne
60
Oise
89 Yonne
25
Doubs
61
Orne
90 Territoire de Belfort
26
Drôme
63
Puy du Dôme
94 Val de Marne
32
Gers
64
Pyrénées Atlantique
Regulatory Information
B-11
Departments in Which the Wireless LAN Module’s Maximum EIRP
Not Shown in the Previous Table
Frequency Ranges (MHz)
Indoors
Outdoors
2400 – 2446.5
10 mW
Not permitted
2446.5 – 2483.5
100 mW
100 mW on private property with
Ministry of Defense approval
Turning Off the Wireless LAN Radio
NOTE: Turning the wireless LAN radio off is not the same as disabling the
wireless LAN card. It is not necessary to disable the card to meet the
regulatory requirements.
While operating the computer in those French departments that do not
allow use of the wireless LAN equipment, the user of the equipment must
turn off the wireless LAN radio in order to comply with local regulations
(see chapter 2 for more information).
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Regulatory Information
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