ZOTAC ZBOX nano
ZOTAC ZBOX nano
User’s Manual
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Table of Contents
Product specifications--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3
Safety information--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4
Setting up your system------------------------------------------------------------------------ 4
Care during use--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4
Welcome---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5
Package contents------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5
Getting to know your ZOTAC ZBOX nano------------------------------------------------- 6
Front view----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6
Rear view----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7
How to disable integrated IR receiver------------------------------------------------------- 8
Customizing the ZOTAC ZBOX nano-------------------------------------------------------- 10
Installing a memory module------------------------------------------------------------------ 11
Installing a hard disk--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12
Connecting a S/PDIF cable------------------------------------------------------------------- 14
Setting up the ZOTAC ZBOX nano----------------------------------------------------------- 15
Positioning the ZOTAC ZBOX nano---------------------------------------------------------- 17
Mounting the ZOTAC ZBOX nano to an LCD monitor--------------------------------- 17
Installing drivers and software---------------------------------------------------------------- 19
Installing an operating system--------------------------------------------------------------- 19
Installing system drivers----------------------------------------------------------------------- 19
Using your ZOTAC ZBOX nano---------------------------------------------------------------- 20
Configuring wireless connection------------------------------------------------------------ 20
Configuring wired connection---------------------------------------------------------------- 20
Using a static IP----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20
Using a dynamic IP (PPPoE connection)--------------------------------------------- 21
Configuring audio output via an HDMI device------------------------------------------- 21
Installing Windows 7 64-bit--------------------------------------------------------------------- 22
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Product specifications
Processor
• Intel Processor N3160 (quad core, 1.6 GHz up to 2.24 GHz)
Onboard graphics
•Intel HD Graphics
•Intel Quick Sync Video
•Intel Clear Video HD technology
•Native 4K support (H.265, H.264 decode)
•HDMI 1.4b (max resolution: 3840×2160 @30Hz)
•DP 1.1a (max resolution: 3840×2160 @30Hz)
•VGA (max resolution: 1920×1080 @60Hz)
Memory support
• 2 204-pin DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM slots
• Up to 8 GB of memory
USB ports
• 2 USB 3.0 ports
• 1 USB 3.0 Type-C port
• 2 USB 2.0 ports
Storage support
• SATA 6.0 Gb/s transfer rates
• Supports one 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSD (9.5mm max height)
Network support
• Dual Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps) LAN
• IEEE 802.3 compatible
Wi-Fi support
• 802.11ac Wi-Fi (dual-band)
• Bluetooth 4.0
Audio
• Digital 8 Channel Audio (LPCM/bitstream via HDMI)
• SPDIF output
Operating System support
• Windows 7 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit, Windows 10 32bit/64bit
Product Dimensions
• 127.8mm x 126.8mm x 56.8mm
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Safety information
Your ZOTAC ZBOX nano is designed and tested to meet the latest standards of safety for
information technology equipment. However, to ensure your safety, it is important that you
read the following safety instructions.
Setting up your system
™™ Read and follow all instructions in the documentation before you operate your system.
™™ Do not use this product near water or a heat source such as a radiator.
™™ Set up the system on a stable surface with the provided stand. Never use the system
alone without the stand.
™™ Openings on the chassis are for ventilation. Do not block or cover these openings.
Make sure you leave plenty of space around the system for ventilation. Never insert
objects of any kind into the ventilation openings.
™™ Use this product in environments with ambient temperatures between 0℃ and 35℃.
, If you use an extension cord, please use the UL listed cord and make sure that
the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does not
exceed its ampere rating.
Care during use
™™ Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it.
™™ Do not spill water or any other liquids on your system.
™™ When the system is turned off, a small amount of electrical current still flows. Always
unplug all power, modem, and network cables from the power outlets before cleaning
the system.
™™ If you encounter the following technical problems with the product, unplug the power
cord and contact a qualified service technician or your retailer.
¾¾ The power cord or plug is damaged.
¾¾ Liquid has been spilled into the system.
¾¾ The system does not function properly even if you follow the operating instructions.
¾¾ The system was dropped or the cabinet is damaged.
¾¾ The system performance changes.
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Welcome
Congratulations on your purchase of the ZOTAC ZBOX nano mini-PC. The following
illustration displays the package contents of your new ZOTAC ZBOX nano. Please contact
your retailer If any of the below items are damaged or missed.
Package contents
• 1 x ZOTAC ZBOX nano
• 1 x ZOTAC VESA mount
• 4 x Mount screws
• 1 x AC Adapter
• 1 x Power Cord
• 1 x Headphone/SPDIF adapter
• 1 x WiFi antenna
• 1 x User Manual
• 1 x Quick Start Guide
• 1 x Support DVD
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Getting to know your ZOTAC ZBOX nano
Front view
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Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the system
1. Power button
The power button turns the mini-PC ON and OFF.
2. Power LED
The Power LED is always ON when power is on.
3. SATA status LED
The SATA LED blinks when data is being written onto or read from the SATA.
4. Wi-Fi status indicator
The Wi-Fi LED is always ON when data is being transfered over Wi-Fi.
5. Memory card reader
The built-in memory card reader reads SD/SDHC/SDXC cards used in devices
such as digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones and PDAs.
6. Combo analog/mini-Optical S/PDIF output
The Combo analog/mini-Optical S/PDIF output (3.5mm) is used to connect the
system’s audio out signal to amplified speakers or headphones. It also supports
SPDIF output with the headphone/SPDIF adapter included in the package. The
optical SPDIF output enables connecting the ZBOX nano to digital audio receivers
and speakers for crystal clear digital audio and surround sound from compatible
soundtracks.
7. Microphone input
The microphone input is designed to connect a microphone for video conferencing,
voice narrations or simple audio recordings.
8. USB 3.0 Type-C port
The USB 3.0 Type-C port supports the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 devices and is
backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 devices. Use the port for USB 3.0 devices
for maximum performance with USB 3.0 compatible devices.
9. USB 3.0 port
The USB 3.0 port supports the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 devices and is backwards
compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 devices. Use the ports for USB 3.0 devices for
maximum performance with USB 3.0 compatible devices.
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Rear view
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Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the system.
1. Wi-Fi antenna connector
The Wi-Fi antenna connector supports the included Wi-Fi antenna.
2. USB 3.0 port
The USB 3.0 port supports the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 devices and is backwards
compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 devices. Use the ports for USB 3.0 devices for
maximum performance with USB 3.0 compatible devices.
3. Ethernet ports
The eight-pin RJ-45 LAN port supports standard Ethernet cable for connection to a
local area network (LAN) with speeds of 10/100/1000Mbps.
4. USB 2.0 ports
The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is compatible with USB devices such as
keyboards, mice, cameras and hard disk drives.
5. HDMI output
The HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) port supports a Full-HD device
such as an LCD TV or monitor to allow viewing on a larger external display.
6. DisplayPort
DisplayPort supports both external (box-to-box) and internal (laptop LCD panel)
display connections.
7. VGA port
The VGA port supports connection to analog monitors and displays
8. Power input (DC19V)
The supplied power adapter converts AC power to DC power for use with this jack.
Power supplied through this jack supplies power to the mini-PC. To prevent damage
to the mini-PC, always use the supplied power adapter.
Note 1: The power adapter may become warm to hot when in use. Do not cover the adapter and keep it
away from your body.
Note 2: Due to the special design for easy upgrade, some connectors are placed upside down.
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How to disable integrated IR receiver
1. Turn on the ZBOX nano mini-PC, then press <Delete> to enter the BIOS
SETUP UTILITY.
2. Use the arrow keys to navigate to Features > NCT5532D Super IO
Configuration.
3. Enter NCT5532D Super IO Configuration and select CIR Controller
Configuration.
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4.Enter CIR Controller and select Disabled.
Enabled: enable the internal IR receiver (default)
Disabled: disable the internal IR receiver
5. Press F10 to save the configuration and exit.
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Customizing the ZOTAC ZBOX nano
Before installing hardware, please follow the instructions below to remove the cover
of your ZOTAC ZBOX nano.
1. Remove the four screws securing the bottom cover into place.
2. Remove the bottom cover.
For the barebone version, please remove the heatsink foil on the bottom cover before
using the miniPC.
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Installing a memory module
1. Locate the SO-DIMM memory slot and insert a SO-DIMM memory module
into the slot at a 45 degree angle.
2. Gently press down on the memory module until it locks into place by the arms
of the memory slot.
Note: When installing only one SO-DIMM memory module, please insert a module into the
lower slot.
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Installing a hard disk
1. Locate the hard disk bracket, remove the 2 screws, and remove the hard disk
bracket as shown in the image below.
2. Install the hard disk bracket onto a 2.5-inch SATA hard disk /SSD with 2
screws.
HDD:
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3. Insert the hard disk /SSD into the socket and gently slide into the connector.
HDD:
SSD:
4. Reinstall the screws for the hard disk bracket.
HDD:
SSD:
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Connecting a S/PDIF cable
1. Connect the S/PDIF cable to the mini-Optical S/PDIF adapter.
2. Locate the front panel and connect the mini-Optical S/PDIF adapter to the
headphone / mini-Optical S/PDIF jack.
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Setting up the ZOTAC ZBOX nano
Please connect your peripherals before using your ZOTAC ZBOX nano.
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1. Connecting USB 3.0 device
Connect USB 3.0 devices such as external hard drives, SSDs and flash drives to
the USB 3.0 port.
2. Connecting to USB 2.0 devices
Connect USB devices like wired/wireless keyboards (varying with areas), mouse
devices and printers to the USB ports on the system rear panel.
3. Connecting to an HDMI display
Connect one end of an HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the system rear panel and
the other end to a HDMI-compatible display such as an HDTV or monitor.
4. Connecting a DisplayPort display
Connect the DisplayPort connector to the DP port.
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5. Connecting the WiFi antenna module
Connect the included WiFi antenna to the WiFi antenna connector.
6. Connecting to a network device
Connect one end of a network cable to the LAN port on the system rear panel and
the other end to a network hub, switch or router.
7. Connecting a VGA display
Connect the VGA connector to the VGA port.
8. Turning on the system
Connect the supplied AC adapter to the DC IN jack on the system rear panel and
then press the power switch on the front panel to turn on the system.
Note: When your ZOTAC ZBOX nano is not in use, unplug the power adapter or switch off the AC outlet
to conserve power.
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Positioning the ZOTAC ZBOX nano
• Do not position the ZOTAC ZBOX nano where the ventilation holes are covered. To
guarantee proper use, leave 4 inches (10 cm) of spacing in front of the ventilation
holes.
• ZOTAC ZBOX nano mini-PC systems provide ample connectivity in a tiny form
factor, please choose connectors and cables in appropriate sizes to avoid
interference.
Mounting the ZOTAC ZBOX nano to an LCD monitor
You can attach your ZOTAC ZBOX nano to the back of a VESA75/100 compliant
monitor.
1. Secure the VESA mount to the LCD monitor using 4 screws (not included).
Disclaimer: ZOTAC cannot be held liable for damages resulting from an improper installation.
2. Align the ZOTAC ZBOX nano mounting holes to the VESA mount attachment
pegs. Attach the ZOTAC ZBOX nano to the VESA mount and gently press down
to secure the ZBOX to the mount.
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3. Connect the ZOTAC ZBOX nano to your LCD monitor with an VGA/HDMI/DP
cable.
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Installing drivers and software
Installing an operating system
The ZOTAC ZBOX nano does not ship with an operating system preinstalled. An
operating system must be installed before the ZOTAC ZBOX nano can be used. The
following operating systems are supported:
• Windows 7 64bit
• Windows 8.1 64bit
• Windows 10 32bit/64bit
Follow the instructions below to install an operating system:
1. Insert disk for operating system into the optical drive.
2. Wait for the ZOTAC ZBOX nano to boot from the disk.
3. Follow the onscreen directions to install the operating system.
4. Install system drivers to gain full functionality of the ZOTAC ZBOX nano
hardware and features.
Installing system drivers
Before you can use the full features of the ZOTAC ZBOX nano, the system drivers
must be installed. The following types of operating systems are supported by the
ZOTAC ZBOX nano driver DVD:
• Windows 7 64bit
• Windows 8.1 64bit
• Windows 10 32bit/64bit
Follow the instructions below to install the system drivers:
1. Insert the ZOTAC ZBOX nano driver DVD. If autorun is
enabled, the driver installation main menu will show up automatically.
Note: If autorun is disabled, you can click the file Launch.EXE to bring up the driver installation main
menu.
2.
The following drivers are available on the DVD:
• Intel Chipset Driver
• HDA Sound Driver
• Intel Graphics Driver
• Ethernet PCI-E Driver
• Intel Management Engine
• CIR Driver
• USB Charger (optional)
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Note: If you want to use USB charger for iPhone/iPad, please install the driver
at X:\Utility\Software\Usb Charger\setup.exe (X: your driver disk letter).
 Each driver must be installed individually to ensure proper operation of the
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Select the driver you want to install. The driver installer should launch.
Follow the onscreen instructions to install the drivers.
Restart the system.
Using your ZOTAC ZBOX nano
Configuring wireless connection
Please follow the instructions below to connect to a wireless network:
1. Double-click the crossed wireless network icon (pic) in the
notification area.
2. Select the wireless network you want to connect to from the
list and click Connect.
3. After connection was established, you will see “Connected”.
Note 1: For security concerns, Do NOT connect to an unsecured network,
otherwise, the transmitted information without encryption might be visible to
others.
Note 2: Enter the network security key if necessary.
Configuring wired connection
Using a static IP
1. Right-click the network icon in the
notification area and select “Open
Network Connections”.
2. Right-click “Local Area Connection” and
select “Properties”.
3. Highlight “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)”
and click “Properties”.
4. Select “Use the following IP address”.
5. Enter your IP address, subnet mask and
Default gateway.
6. Enter the preferred DNS server address if necessary.
7. After entering all of the related values, click “OK” to finish the configuration.
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Using a dynamic IP (PPPoE connection)
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Repeat Step 1-3 in the previous section.
Select “Obtain an IP address automatically” and click “OK”.
Click “Create a new connection” to start the NEW Connection Wizard.
Click “Next”.
Select “Connect to the Internet” and click “Next”.
Select “Set up my
connection manually”.
7. Select your connection
type and click “Next”.
8. Enter your ISP Name and
click “Next”.
9. Enter your User name and
Password. Click “Next”.
10. Click “Finish” to finish the
configuration.
11. Enter your user name and password. Click
“Connect” to connect to the internet.
Note: Contact your internet Service Provider (ISP) if you have problems connecting to the network.
Configuring audio output via an HDMI device
Follow the steps below to enable audio output via HDMI when connecting the
ZOTAC ZBOX nano to a TV or receiver via HDMI.
1. Access the Sound settings via the system
Control Panel.
2. Under Playback devices, click the display
device that corresponds with your HDMI
audio compatible display
3. Click the “Set Default” button in the lower
right hand corner.
4. Click “OK” to exit the setup.
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Installing Windows 7 64-bit
For user who want to install Windows 7 64-bit, you must run the Win 7 tool to load
the image into a USB flash drive (above 4GB) before its installation. Please follow
the instruction as below:
1. Covert the Windows 7 64-bit DVD into ISO image or buy the ISO from Microsoft.
2. Load the Win 7 tool at X:\Win7_Tool\Image To USB.exe (X: your driver disk letter).
Check the box before “Create USB BOOT”.
3. When the warning “Your data will be deleted, yes or no?” displays, click “Yes”.
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4. When load completed, click “OK”.
5. Plug the USB flash drive into ZOTAC ZBOX, power ON and install the Win7 64-bit
from it.
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Users also can install Windows 7 64-bit by creating new image. Please choose new
path before creating new image.
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