Intel Turbo Memory Module

Preface
Notice
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contained herein is for reference only and does not constitute a commitment on the part of the manufacturer or
any subsequent vendor. They assume no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear
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©September 2008
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Intel and Intel Core are trademarks/registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
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WOW technology is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
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FCC Statement
(Federal Communications Commission)
You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Re orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the service representative or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
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This device may not cause interference.
And
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This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the
device.
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FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement:
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This Transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
2.
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This
equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the radiator
and your body.
Warning
Use only shielded cables to connect I/O devices to this equipment. You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer for compliance with the above standards could void your authority to operate the
equipment.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Follow basic safety precautions, including those listed below, to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury
to persons when using any electrical equipment:
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Do not use this product near water, for example near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet
basement or near a swimming pool.
Avoid using this equipment with a telephone line (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There
may be a remote risk of electrical shock from lightning.
Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may
explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
This product is intended to be supplied by a Listed Power Unit (Full Range AC/DC Adapter - AC Input 100 240V, 50 - 60Hz/ DC Output 20V, 6.A (120W) minimum).
CAUTION
Always disconnect all telephone lines from the wall outlet before servicing or disassembling this equipment.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, USE ONLY NO. 26 AWG OR LARGER, TELECOMMUNICATION LINE CORD
This Computer’s Optical Device is a Laser Class 1 Product
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Instructions for Care and Operation
The notebook computer is quite rugged, but it can be damaged. To prevent this, follow these suggestions:
1.
Don’t drop it, or expose it to shock. If the computer falls, the case and the components could be damaged.
Do not expose the computer
to any shock or vibration.
2.
Do not place it on an unstable
surface.
Do not place anything heavy
on the computer.
Keep it dry, and don’t overheat it. Keep the computer and power supply away from any kind of heating element. This is an electrical appliance. If water or any other liquid gets into it, the computer could be badly damaged.
Do not expose it to excessive
heat or direct sunlight.
Do not leave it in a place
where foreign matter or moisture may affect the system.
Don’t use or store the computer in a humid environment.
Do not place the computer on
any surface that will block the
Vents/Fan Intakes.
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Avoid interference. Keep the computer away from high capacity transformers, electric motors, and other
strong magnetic fields. These can hinder proper performance and damage your data.
4.
Follow the proper working procedures for the computer. Shut the computer down properly and don’t forget
to save your work. Remember to periodically save your data as data may be lost if the battery is depleted.
Do not turn off the power
until you properly shut down
all programs.
5.
Do not turn off any peripheral
devices when the computer is
on.
Perform routine maintenance
on your computer.
Take care when using peripheral devices.
Use only approved brands of
peripherals.
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Do not disassemble the computer by yourself.
Unplug the power cord before
attaching peripheral devices.
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Power Safety
The computer has specific power requirements:
• Only use a power adapter approved for use with this computer.
• Your AC/DC adapter may be designed for international travel but it still requires a
steady, uninterrupted power supply. If you are unsure of your local power specifications,
consult your service representative or local power company.
• The power adapter may have either a 2-prong or a 3-prong grounded plug. The third
prong is an important safety feature; do not defeat its purpose. If you do not have access
to a compatible outlet, have a qualified electrician install one.
• When you want to unplug the power cord, be sure to disconnect it by the plug head, not
by its wire.
• Make sure the socket and any extension cord(s) you use can support the total current
load of all the connected devices.
• Before cleaning the computer, make sure it is disconnected from any external power
supplies (i.e. AC/DC adapter or car adapter).
Do not plug in the power
cord if you are wet.
Do not use the power cord if
it is broken.
Do not place heavy objects
on the power cord.
Power Safety
Warning
Before you undertake
any upgrade procedures, make sure that
you have turned off the
power, and disconnected all peripherals
and cables (including
telephone lines). It is
advisable to also remove your battery in
order to prevent accidentally turning the
machine on.
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Battery Precautions
• Only use batteries designed for this computer. The wrong battery type may explode, leak or damage the computer.
• Do not remove any batteries from the computer while it is powered on.
• Do not continue to use a battery that has been dropped, or that appears damaged (e.g. bent or twisted) in any way. Even
if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly
result in fire.
• Recharge the batteries using the notebook’s system. Incorrect recharging may make the battery explode.
• Do not try to repair a battery pack. Refer any battery pack repair or replacement to your service representative or qualified service personnel.
• Keep children away from, and promptly dispose of a damaged battery. Always dispose of batteries carefully. Batteries
may explode or leak if exposed to fire, or improperly handled or discarded.
• Keep the battery away from metal appliances.
• Affix tape to the battery contacts before disposing of the battery.
• Do not touch the battery contacts with your hands or metal objects.
Battery Disposal & Caution
The product that you have purchased contains a rechargeable battery. The battery is recyclable. At the end of its useful life,
under various state and local laws, it may be illegal to dispose of this battery into the municipal waste stream. Check with
your local solid waste officials for details in your area for recycling options or proper disposal.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Discard used battery according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Cleaning
Do not apply cleaner directly to the computer; use a soft clean cloth.
Do not use volatile (petroleum distillates) or abrasive cleaners on any part of the computer.
Servicing
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Doing so may violate your warranty and expose you and the
computer to electric shock. Refer all servicing to authorized service personnel. Unplug the computer from the
power supply. Then refer servicing to qualified service personnel under any of the following conditions:
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When the power cord or AC/DC adapter is damaged or frayed.
If the computer has been exposed to rain or other liquids.
If the computer does not work normally when you follow the operating instructions.
If the computer has been dropped or damaged (do not touch the poisonous liquid if the LCD panel breaks).
If there is an unusual odor, heat or smoke coming from your computer.
Removal Warning
When removing any cover(s) and screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade, remember to replace the cover(s) and
screw(s) before turning the computer on.
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Travel Considerations
Packing
As you get ready for your trip, run through this list to make sure the system is ready to go:
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Check that the battery pack and any spares are fully charged.
Power off the computer and peripherals.
Close the display panel and make sure it’s latched.
Disconnect the AC/DC adapter and cables. Stow them in the carrying bag.
The AC/DC adapter uses voltages from 100 to 240 volts so you won’t need a second voltage adapter. However,
check with your travel agent to see if you need any socket adapters.
Put the notebook in its carrying bag and secure it with the bag’s straps.
If you’re taking any peripherals (e.g. a printer, mouse or digital camera), pack them and those devices’ adapters
and/or cables.
Anticipate customs - Some jurisdictions may have import restrictions or require proof of ownership for both
hardware and software. Make sure your “papers” are handy.
Power Off Before Traveling
Make sure that your notebook is completely powered off before putting it into a travel bag (or any such container). Putting a
notebook which is powered on in a travel bag may cause the Vents/Fan Intakes to be blocked. To prevent your computer
from overheating make sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intakes while the computer is in use.
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On the Road
In addition to the general safety and maintenance suggestions in this preface, and Chapter 8: Troubleshooting,
keep these points in mind:
Hand-carry the notebook - For security, don’t let it out of your sight. In some areas, computer theft is very
common. Don’t check it with “normal” luggage. Baggage handlers may not be sufficiently careful. Avoid knocking the computer against hard objects.
Beware of Electromagnetic fields - Devices such as metal detectors & X-ray machines can damage the computer, hard disk, floppy disks, and other media. They may also destroy any stored data - Pass your computer and
disks around the devices. Ask security officials to hand-inspect them (you may be asked to turn it on). Note:
Some airports also scan luggage with these devices.
Fly safely - Most airlines have regulations about the use of computers and other electronic devices in flight.
These restrictions are for your safety, follow them. If you stow the notebook in an overhead compartment, make
sure it’s secure. Contents may shift and/or fall out when the compartment is opened.
Get power where you can - If an electrical outlet is available, use the AC/DC adapter and keep your battery(ies)
charged.
Keep it dry - If you move quickly from a cold to a warm location, water vapor can condense inside the computer.
Wait a few minutes before turning it on so that any moisture can evaporate.
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Developing Good Work Habits
Developing good work habits is important if you need to work in front of the computer for long periods of time.
Improper work habits can result in discomfort or serious injury from repetitive strain to your hands, wrists or
other joints. The following are some tips to reduce the strain:
•Adjust the height of the chair and/or desk so that the keyboard is at or slightly below the
level of your elbow. Keep your forearms, wrists, and hands in a relaxed position.
•Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. Place your feet flat on the floor or on a
footrest if necessary.
•Use a chair with a back and adjust it to support your lower back comfortably.
•Sit straight so that your knees, hips and elbows form approximately 90-degree angles when
you are working.
• Take periodic breaks if you are using the computer for long periods of time.
Remember to:
•Alter your posture frequently.
•Stretch and exercise your body several times a day.
•Take periodic breaks when you work at the computer for long periods of time. Frequent and
short breaks are better than fewer and longer breaks.
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Lighting
Proper lighting and a comfortable viewing angle can reduce eye strain and shoulder and neck muscle fatigue.
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Position the display to avoid glare or reflections from overhead lighting or outside sources of light.
Keep the display screen clean and set the brightness and contrast to levels that allow you to see the screen clearly.
Position the display directly in front of you at a comfortable viewing distance.
Adjust the display-viewing angle to find the best position.
LCD Screen Care
To prevent image persistence on LCD monitors (caused by the continuous display of graphics on the screen for
an extended period of time) take the following precautions:
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Set the Windows Power Plans to turn the screen off after a few minutes of screen idle time.
Use a rotating, moving or blank screen saver (this prevents an image from being displayed too long).
Rotate desktop background images every few days.
Turn the monitor off when the system is not in use.
Cable TV Safety
If you have included a TV Tuner in your purchase option then pay careful attention to the following:
• Make sure that your CATV system installer has connected the Coaxial cable shield to the grounding system of the
building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
• This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-93 of the NEC (Section 54, Part
I of the Canadian Electrical Code).
• The TV antenna supplied with any TV Tuner module is intended for indoor use only. Please do not use your TV Tuner
module outdoors.
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Contents
Notice .................................................................................I
FCC Statement .............................................................II
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement: ................... III
Instructions for Care and Operation ........................... V
Power Safety .............................................................VII
Battery Precautions ................................................. VIII
Cleaning ..................................................................... IX
Servicing .................................................................... IX
Travel Considerations ................................................. X
Quick Start Guide
Overview ........................................................................1-1
Advanced Users ...........................................................1-2
Beginners and Not-So-Advanced Users ......................1-2
Warning Boxes ............................................................1-2
Not Included ................................................................1-2
Model Differences .......................................................1-3
System Software ..........................................................1-4
System Startup ...............................................................1-5
Operating System Setup ................................................1-6
Configuring the OS Setting ........................................1-6
Enabling Trusted Platform Module for
Windows Vista ...........................................................1-7
System Map: LCD Panel Open ......................................1-8
LED Indicators ...............................................................1-9
Hot Key Buttons & Keyboard .....................................1-10
Function/Hot Key Indicators .......................................1-11
System Map: Front & Rear Views ...............................1-12
System Map: Right View .............................................1-13
System Map: Left View ...............................................1-14
System Map: Bottom View ..........................................1-15
Windows Vista Start Menu & Control Panel ...............1-16
Video Features .............................................................1-17
Display Devices & Options .......................................1-18
Power Options ..............................................................1-19
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio &
Printer
Overview ........................................................................2-1
Hard Disk Drive .............................................................2-2
Optical Device ...............................................................2-3
Loading Discs ..............................................................2-3
Handling CDs or DVDs ...............................................2-4
DVD Regional Codes ..................................................2-5
7-in-1 Card Reader .........................................................2-6
ExpressCard Slot ............................................................2-7
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TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse .......................................2-8
Audio Features ...............................................................2-9
Setup for Audio Recording .......................................2-10
Adding a Printer ...........................................................2-11
USB Printer ...............................................................2-11
Install Instructions: ...................................................2-11
Parallel Printer ...........................................................2-11
Power Management
Overview ........................................................................3-1
The Power Sources ........................................................3-2
AC/DC Adapter ...........................................................3-2
Battery .........................................................................3-2
Turning on the Computer ...............................................3-3
Power Plans ...................................................................3-4
Power-Saving States ......................................................3-6
Sleep ...........................................................................3-6
Hibernate ....................................................................3-7
Shut Down ..................................................................3-7
Configuring the Power Buttons .....................................3-8
Resuming Operation ...................................................3-9
Battery Information .....................................................3-10
Battery Power ...........................................................3-10
Conserving Battery Power ...........................................3-11
Battery Life ..................................................................3-12
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New Battery ..............................................................3-12
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter .....3-12
Proper handling of the Battery Pack .........................3-13
Battery FAQ ..............................................................3-14
Drivers & Utilities
What to Install ................................................................4-1
Module Driver Installation ..........................................4-1
Driver Installation ..........................................................4-2
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers ...................4-4
User Account Control (Win Vista) ..............................4-4
Windows Security Message .........................................4-4
New Hardware Found ..................................................4-4
Driver Installation Procedure .......................................4-5
Chipset ........................................................................4-5
Video ..........................................................................4-5
Audio ..........................................................................4-5
Modem ........................................................................4-5
LAN ............................................................................4-6
Card Reader/ExpressCard ..........................................4-6
TouchPad ....................................................................4-6
Hot Key ......................................................................4-6
e-SATA Support .........................................................4-6
Optional Drivers ..........................................................4-7
PC Camera Module ....................................................4-8
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Wireless LAN Module ...............................................4-8
Fingerprint Reader Module ........................................4-8
TV Tuner Module .......................................................4-8
Intel Turbo Memory Technology Driver ....................4-8
BIOS Utilities
Overview ........................................................................5-1
The Power-On Self Test (POST) ...................................5-2
Failing the POST .........................................................5-3
Fatal Errors .................................................................5-3
Non-Fatal Errors .........................................................5-3
The Setup Utility ............................................................5-4
Entering Setup .............................................................5-4
Setup Screens ...............................................................5-5
Main Menu .....................................................................5-6
System Time & Date (Main Menu) ...............................5-6
SATA Port 1/2/3 (Main Menu) ......................................5-7
System/Extended Memory: (Main Menu) .....................5-7
BIOS Revision/VGA Card etc. (Main Menu) ...............5-7
Advanced Menu .............................................................5-8
Installed O/S (Advanced Menu) ....................................5-8
SATA Mode Selection (Advanced Menu) ....................5-9
Legacy USB Support (Advanced Menu) .......................5-9
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen: (Advanced Menu) ........5-10
Fan Control (Advanced Menu) ....................................5-10
Power On Boot Beep (Advanced Menu) .....................5-10
Legacy OS Boot (Advanced Menu) .............................5-10
Reset Configuration Data: (Advanced Menu) .............5-10
Battery Low Alarm Beep: (Advanced Menu) ..............5-11
DFOROM (Robson) Support (Advanced Menu > SATA
Mode Selection [AHCI] ...............................................5-11
Security Menu ..............................................................5-12
Set Supervisor Password (Security Menu) ..................5-12
Password on boot: (Security Menu) .............................5-13
Fixed disk boot sector: (Security Menu) ......................5-13
TPM Support (Security Menu) ....................................5-13
Boot Menu ...................................................................5-14
Exit Menu ....................................................................5-15
Upgrading The Computer
Overview ........................................................................6-1
When Not to Upgrade ..................................................6-2
Removing the Battery ....................................................6-3
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive .....................................6-4
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) ........................6-7
Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device ..................6-10
Modules
Overview ........................................................................7-1
Bluetooth Module ..........................................................7-2
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Bluetooth Configuration in Windows Vista ...............7-3
PC Camera Module ........................................................7-6
PC Camera Driver Installation ...................................7-7
PC Camera Audio Setup .............................................7-8
Wireless LAN Module .................................................7-14
Intel® Wi-Fi Link 5100/5300 Series (802.11 a/g/n)
Driver Installation .....................................................7-14
Connecting to a Wireless Network ............................7-15
Windows Mobility Center .........................................7-18
Security Modules (Fingerprint & TPM) ......................7-19
Fingerprint Reader Module ..........................................7-20
User Enrollment ........................................................7-21
Fingerprint Control Center Features .........................7-25
Trusted Platform Module .............................................7-26
Initializing TPM .......................................................7-27
Partitioning a Hard Disk for BitLocker
Drive Encryption ......................................................7-29
Enabling BitLocker Drive Encryption
Advanced Startup Options ........................................7-31
USB TV Tuner Module ...............................................7-43
Consumer Infrared Remote Control Unit Driver ......7-44
TV Tuner Driver Installation ....................................7-44
Digital TV Broadcast Signal ....................................7-46
TV Recording and Power Plans ...............................7-46
Remote Control Unit ................................................7-46
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Intel Turbo Memory Module .......................................7-47
Intel Turbo Memory & Matrix Storage Setup and
Driver Installation .....................................................7-47
Troubleshooting
Overview ........................................................................8-1
Basic Hints and Tips ......................................................8-2
Backup and General Maintenance .................................8-3
Viruses ...........................................................................8-4
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software ..........8-5
Problems & Possible Solutions ......................................8-7
Screen Resolution Error ...............................................8-14
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Overview .......................................................................A-1
Ports and Jacks ..............................................................A-2
Card Reader ..................................................................A-2
CATV Antenna Jack .....................................................A-2
Consumer Infrared Transceiver ....................................A-2
DC-In Jack ....................................................................A-2
DVI-Out Port ................................................................A-2
e-SATA/USB Port ........................................................A-3
HDMI-Out Port .............................................................A-3
Headphone-Out Jack .....................................................A-3
Infrared (FIR) Transceiver ............................................A-3
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Line-In Jack .................................................................. A-4
Microphone-In Jack ...................................................... A-4
Mini-IEEE 1394 Port .................................................... A-4
RJ-11 Phone Jack .......................................................... A-4
RJ-45 LAN Jack ........................................................... A-4
S/PDIF-Out Jack ........................................................... A-5
Security Lock Slot ........................................................ A-5
USB 2.0/1.1 Ports ......................................................... A-5
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
NVIDIA Video Driver Installation ............................... B-1
NVIDIA Control Panel ................................................. B-2
Attaching Other Displays ............................................. B-5
HDMI Audio Configuration ....................................... B-7
Display Modes .............................................................. B-9
Enabling TV Display .................................................. B-12
Changing the TV Signal Format ............................... B-13
Specifications
Processor Types ............................................................ C-2
Core Logic .................................................................... C-2
LCD .............................................................................. C-2
Security ......................................................................... C-3
Memory ......................................................................... C-3
Video Adapter Options ................................................. C-3
BIOS ............................................................................. C-3
Storage .......................................................................... C-4
Audio ............................................................................ C-4
Keyboard & Pointing Device ........................................ C-4
ExpressCard Slot ........................................................... C-4
Mini-Card Slots ............................................................. C-4
I/O Ports ........................................................................ C-5
Communication ............................................................. C-5
Operating Systems Supported ....................................... C-5
Power Management ...................................................... C-6
Power ............................................................................ C-6
Environmental Spec ...................................................... C-6
Physical Dimensions & Weight .................................... C-6
Optional ........................................................................ C-6
Windows XP Information
DVD Regional Codes ...................................................D-2
Windows XP Start Menu & Control Panel ...................D-3
Audio Features ..............................................................D-4
Function/Hot Key Indicators ........................................D-5
Video Features ..............................................................D-6
Display Properties & NVIDIA Control Panel ..............D-7
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls ...................................D-8
Display Devices and Modes (NVIDIA)....................... D-10
Attaching Other Displays............................................. D-12
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HDMI Audio Configuration ........................................ D-14
HDMI Video Configuration .......................................D-15
Power Management Features ...................................... D-16
Power Schemes ...........................................................D-16
System Power Options................................................. D-17
Hibernate Mode vs. Shutdown ...................................D-17
Stand by Mode vs. Hibernate Mode ............................ D-17
Stand by ......................................................................D-18
Hibernate .....................................................................D-18
Configuring the Power Button .................................... D-19
Battery Information .................................................... D-20
New Battery ................................................................D-20
Battery Life .................................................................D-20
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter ....... D-21
Proper handling of the Battery Pack ...........................D-22
Battery FAQ................................................................. D-23
Driver Installation ....................................................... D-24
Manual Driver Installation........................................... D-25
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers ...................D-26
Driver Installation Procedure....................................... D-27
Found New Hardware Wizard ..................................... D-27
Chipset ........................................................................D-27
Video ...........................................................................D-27
Audio ..........................................................................D-27
Modem ........................................................................D-27
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LAN ............................................................................D-28
Card Reader/ExpressCard ...........................................D-28
TouchPad ....................................................................D-28
Hot Key .......................................................................D-28
Module Drivers ............................................................D-28
Bluetooth Module ....................................................... D-29
To Add a Bluetooth Device ........................................D-32
PC Camera Module ..................................................... D-34
PC Camera Driver Installation ....................................D-35
PC Camera Audio Setup .............................................D-36
BisonCap .....................................................................D-37
Set Capture File ..........................................................D-37
Reducing Video File Size ...........................................D-38
Eliminating Screen Flicker .........................................D-39
WLAN Module ...........................................................D-41
Intel WLAN Driver Installation ..................................D-42
Fingerprint Reader Module .........................................D-44
User Enrollment ..........................................................D-45
Fingerprint Control Center Features ........................D-47
USB TV Tuner Module .............................................. D-48
Consumer Infrared Remote Control Unit Driver ........D-49
TV Tuner Driver Installation ......................................D-49
Quick Start Guide
Chapter 1: Quick Start Guide
Overview
This Quick Start Guide is a brief introduction to the basic features of your computer, to navigating around the
computer and to getting your system started. The remainder of the manual covers the following:
• Chapter 2
• Chapter 3
• Chapter 4
• Chapter 5
• Chapter 6
• Chapter 7
• Chapter 8
• Appendix A
• Appendix B
• Appendix C
• Appendix D
A guide to using some of the main features of the computer e.g. the storage devices (hard disk,
optical device, 7-in-1 card reader, ExpressCard/34/54), Application Hot Key, TouchPad &
Mouse, Audio Features & Printer.
The computer’s power management options.
The installation of the drivers and utilities essential to the operation or improvement of some of the
computer’s subsystems.
An outline of the computer’s built-in software or BIOS (Basic Input Output System).
Instructions for upgrading your computer.
A quick guide to the computer’s Bluetooth, PC Camera, Wireless LAN, Fingerprint and TV
Tuner modules (some of which may be optional depending on your purchase configuration).
A troubleshooting guide.
Definitions of the interface, ports/jacks which allow your computer to communicate with external
devices.
Information on the NVIDIA Video driver controls.
The computer’s specification.
Information on the Window’s XP OS.
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Advanced Users
If you are an advanced user you may skip over most of this Quick Start Guide. However you may find it useful
to refer to “Drivers & Utilities” on page 4 - 1, “BIOS Utilities” on page 5 - 1 and “Upgrading The Computer”
on page 6 - 1 in the User’s Manual. You may also find the notes marked with a of interest to you.
Notes
Check the light colored
boxes with the mark
above to find detailed
information about the
computer’s features.
Beginners and Not-So-Advanced Users
If you are new to computers (or do not have an advanced knowledge of them) then
the information contained in this Quick Start Guide should be enough to get you up
and running. Eventually you should try to look through all the documentation (more
detailed descriptions of the functions, setup and system controls are covered in the
remainder of the User’s Manual), but do not worry if you do not understand everything the first time. Keep this manual nearby and refer to it to learn as you go. You
may find it useful to refer to the notes marked with a as indicated in the margin.
For a more detailed description of any of the interface ports and jacks see “Interface
(Ports & Jacks)” on page A - 1.
Warning Boxes
No matter what your level please pay careful attention to the warning and safety information indicated by the
symbol. Also please note the safety and handling instructions as indicated in the Preface.
Not Included
Operating Systems (e.g. Windows Vista/ Windows XP etc.) and applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet
and database programs) have their own manuals, so please consult the appropriate manuals.
1 - 2 Overview
Quick Start Guide
Model Differences
This notebook series includes two different design types, however only one design is pictured in this manual.
Drivers
If you are installing new system software, or are re-configuring your computer for a different system, you will need to
install the appropriate drivers. Drivers are programs which act as an interface between the computer and a hardware
component e.g. a wireless network module. It is very important that you install the drivers in the order listed in Table 4 1, on page 4 - 3. You will be unable to use most advanced controls until the necessary drivers and utilities are properly
installed. If your system hasn’t been properly configured (your service representative may have already done that for
you), refer to “Drivers & Utilities” on page 4 - 1 for installation instructions.
Ports and Jacks
See “Ports and Jacks” on page A - 2 for a description of the interface (ports & jacks) which allow your computer to
communicate with external devices, connect to the internet etc.
Overview 1 - 3
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System Software
Your computer may already come with system software pre-installed. Where this is not the case, or where you
are re-configuring your computer for a different system, you will find the following operating systems are supported:
Operating System & Version
Note
*Windows XP (Home Edition or Professional)
Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 (64-bit) Home Basic Edition
Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate Editions
In order to run Windows Vista without
limitations or decreased performance,
your computer requires a minimum
1GB of system memory (RAM).
Table 1 - 1 - Operating Systems Supported
*Note: For information on the Windows XP OS (specifically power, video and driver information) see “Windows XP Information” on page D - 1.
Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Make sure you install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (or a Windows Vista version which includes Service Pack 1) before
installing any drivers. Go to the Microsoft website for download details, or contact your service center.
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Quick Start Guide
System Startup
1. Remove all packing materials, and place the computer on a stable surface.
2. Securely attach any peripherals you want to use with the notebook (e.g. keyboard
and mouse) to their ports.
3. Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-In jack at the rear of the computer, then plug
the AC power cord into an outlet, and connect the AC power cord to the AC/DC
adapter.
4. Move the left LCD latch towards the unlock position, and move the right latch
outwards towards the sides of the computer, and hold it in position, to release the
top cover.
5. Use one hand to raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle; use the other hand
(as illustrated in Figure 1 - 1 below) to support the base of the computer (Note:
Never lift the computer by the lid/LCD).
6. Raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle, and press the power button.
Shutdown
Note that you should
always shut your computer down by choosing the Shut Down
command from the
Lock Button Menu in
Windows Vista. This
will help prevent hard
disk or system problems.
Figure 1 - 1 - Opening the Lid/LCD/Computer with AC/DC Adapter Plugged-In
System Startup 1 - 5
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Operating System Setup
If you are installing new system software, or are re-configuring your computer for a different system, make sure you
configure the appropriate OS setting in the BIOS before installing a new operating system (Note: Once you have installed the Windows Vista operating system with the SATA Mode Selection setting selected, DO NOT change this
setting or you will need to reinstall the Windows Vista OS). See “Advanced Menu” on page 5 - 8 for information.
Configuring the OS Setting
1. Start-up the computer and press <F2> to enter the BIOS.
2. Go to the Advanced menu, select "Installed O/S" and make sure the appropriate operating system is selected.
Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility
Main
Advanced
Advanced
Security
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
Installed O/S:
SATA Mode Selection:
Legacy USB Support:
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen:
FAN Control:
Power On Boot Beep
Legacy OS Boot:
Reset Configuration Data:
Battery Low Alarm Beep:
DFOROM (Robson) Support:
[Vista]
[AHCI]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Automatics]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[No]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Only available if Windows Vista
is selected as the O/S.
F1
Esc
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Select the operating
system installed
on your system which
you will use most
commonly.
Note: An incorrect
setting can cause
some operating
systems to display
unexpected behavior.
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
SATA Mode & e-Sata Port
You should select AHCI mode in SATA Mode Selection to support e-SATA port hot-swapping in Windows Vista (hot-swapping is not supported in Windows XP).
Intel Turbo Memory
Select AHCI mode in Sata Mode Selection if you have included
an Intel Turbo Memory module in your purchase configuration.
You should then enable support for Intel Turbo Memory from
DFOROM (Robson) Support (see page 5 - 11).
Figure 1 - 2 - BIOS Advanced Menu
1 - 6 Operating System Setup
Quick Start Guide
Enabling Trusted Platform Module for Windows Vista
You can make use of the TPM function if you are using Windows Vista (Enterprise or Ultimate edition) as your
operating system. To be able to use the TPM function in Windows Vista, you first need to enable TPM support
in BIOS as described below before installing Windows Vista. See “Trusted Platform Module” on page 7 - 26
for more details.
3. Go to the Security menu, select "TPM Support" and make sure the function is Enabled.
4. Go to the TPM State menu, select "Change TPM State" and make sure the function is also Enabled.
Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility
Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility
Main
Advanced
Security
Security
Boot
Exit
Main
Advanced
TPM State
Security
Boot
Item Specific Help
F1
Esc
Supervisor Password Is:
User Password Is:
Clear
Clear
Set Supervisor Password
[Enabled]
Password on boot:
Fixed disk boot sector:
[Disabled]
[Normal]
TPM Support
[Enabled]
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Supervisor Password
controls access to the
setup utility.
Current TPM State:
UNKNOWN
TPM Function
[No Change
Change TPM State
]
No Change
Enable
Disabled
Clear & Disabled
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Exit
Item Specific Help
F1
Esc
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
A disabled security
chip prevents encrypted
data from being used
A deactivated security
chip prevents a user
from taking ownership
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 1 - 3 - BIOS Security Menu
5. Go to the Exit menu and select "Exit Saving Changes" (or press F10 and select "Yes" then press Enter) and
press Enter to exit the BIOS and reboot the computer.
Operating System Setup 1 - 7
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Figure 1 - 4
LCD Panel Open
System Map: LCD Panel Open
1. Optional Built-In PC
Camera
2. LCD
3. Hot Key Buttons
4. Power Button
5. Keyboard
6. TouchPad and
Buttons
7. Fingerprint Reader
Module (optional)
8. LED Indicators
9. Built-In Microphone
1
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
2
3
The use of any portable electronic transmission devices
(e.g. WLAN or Bluetooth)
aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure any wireless modules are OFF if you
are using the computer
aboard aircraft.
Use the appropriate function
key combination (see Table 1
- 4, on page 1 - 11) to toggle
power to any wireless modules, and check the LED indicators to see if any modules
are powered on or not (see
Table 1 - 2, on page 1 - 9).
4
5
6
7
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8
9
Quick Start Guide
LED Indicators
The LED indicators on the computer display helpful information about the current status of the computer.
Icon
Color
Description
Green
Icon
Color
Description
The Computer is On
Orange
The Battery is Charging
Blinking
Green
The Computer is In Sleep Mode
Blinking
Orange
The Battery has Reached Critically Low
Power Status
Orange
The AC/DC Adapter is Plugged In
Green
The Battery is Fully Charged
Green
Number Lock is Activated
Green
Hard Disk Activity
Green
Caps Lock is Activated
Orange
The Bluetooth Module is Powered On
Green
Scroll Lock is Activated
Green
The WLAN Module is Powered On
Table 1 - 2 - LED Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - 9
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Hot Key Buttons & Keyboard
These buttons give instant access to the default Internet browser and e-mail program, and to Silent Mode*
with one quick button press. To use the “user-defined
application Hot Key Button”, you must install the driver (see “Hot Key” on page 4 - 6). See “TouchPad and
Buttons/Mouse” on page 2 - 8 for configuration instructions.
The keyboard has a numerical keypad for easy numeric data input, and features Function Keys to allow you
to change operational features instantly.
Activate the Number Lock feature by pressing the
Num Lk key at the top right of the keyboard. You may
check if Number Lock is enabled by looking at the
LED status indicators.
Function Keys
Hot Key
Num Lk & Scr Lk Keys
Function
Activate the Default E-Mail Browser
Numeric
Keypad
Fn Key
Activate the Default Internet Program
Figure 1 - 5 - Keyboard
Toggle *Silent Mode (for power saving)
Special Characters
Table 1 - 3 - Hot Key Buttons
*When enabled, Silent Mode will reduce fan noise
and save power consumption. Note this may reduce
computer performance.
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Some software applications allow the number-keys to be used
with Alt to produce special characters. These special characters can only be produced by using the numeric keypad. Regular number keys (in the upper row of the keyboard) will not work.
Make sure that Num Lk is on.
Quick Start Guide
Function/Hot Key Indicators
The function keys (F1 - F12 etc.) will act as hot keys when pressed while the Fn key is held down. In addition
to the basic function key combinations; visual indicators (see the table below) are available when the hot key
utility is installed (see “Hot Key” on page 4 - 6). After installing the driver an icon will appear in the taskbar.
Keys
Function
Keys
Fn + ~
Play/Pause (in Audio/Video Programs)
Fn +
F8/F9
Brightness Decrease/
Increase
Fn +
F10
PC Camera Power
Toggle
Fn + F1
TouchPad Toggle
Function
Fn + F2
Turn LCD Backlight Off
(Press a key to or use TouchPad to turn on)
Fn +
F11
WLAN Module Power
Toggle
Fn + F3
Mute Toggle
Fn +
F12
Bluetooth Module Power
Toggle
Fn + F4
Fn +
F5/F6
Fn + F7
Sleep Toggle
Volume Decrease/
Increase
Fn + Scr
Lk
Scroll Lock Toggle
*Silent Mode Toggle
Display Toggle
*When enabled, Silent Mode will reduce fan noise and save power
consumption. Note this may reduce computer performance.
Table 1 - 4 - Function/Hot Key Combo Indicators
Function/Hot Key Indicators 1 - 11
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Figure 1 - 6
Front View
1. LCD Latches
2. Line-In Jack
3. Headphone-Out
Jack
4. Microphone-In Jack
5. S/PDIF-Out Jack
6. LED Indicators
7. Infrared Transceiver
& Consumer
Infrared Transceiver
8. Vent/Fan Intake/
Outlet
9. HDMI-Out Port
10. DVI-Out Port
11. *Combined eSATA/
USB Port
12. USB 2.0 Port
13. DC-In Jack
*Note that the eSATA port
does not support hot-swapping in Windows XP. Make
sure you install the Intel Matrix driver for e-SATA support in Windows Vista.
System Map: Front & Rear Views
6
1
2 3 4 5
1
7
11
8
8
9
10
12
13
Overheating
To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intake/Outlet
while the computer is in use.
USB Ports
Note that the connections to the USB ports only fit one way, do not force them.
e-SATA Port
Note that the Intel Matrix Storage driver is required to support the e-SATA port (see “e-SATA
Port Support” on page 7 - 47) in Windows Vista.
See “Interface (Ports & Jacks)” on page A - 1 for a description of the interface (ports &
jacks) which allow your computer to communicate with external devices, connect to the internet etc.
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Quick Start Guide
System Map: Right View
Figure 1 - 7
Right View
1
2
3
3
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8
4
5 6
7
Mini-IEEE 1394 Port
The Mini-IEEE 1394 port only supports SELF POWERED IEEE 1394 devices.
ExpressCard Slot
Express Card Slot
7-in-1 Card Reader
2 * USB 2.0 Ports
Mini-IEEE 1394 Port
RJ-11 Phone Jack
RJ-45 LAN Jack
CATV Antenna Jack
(Enabled With TV
Tuner Only)
8. Speaker
The ExpressCard Slot accepts either ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 formats.
7-in-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use the most popular digital storage card formats:
USB Ports
MMC (MultiMedia Card) / SD (Secure Digital) / MS (Memory Stick) /
MS Pro (Memory Stick Pro) / MS Duo (requires PC adapter) /
Mini SD (requires PC adapter) / RS MMC (requires PC adapter)
See “Ports and Jacks” on page A - 2 for a description of the interface (ports & jacks)
which allow your computer to communicate with external devices, connect to the internet
etc.
Note that the connections to the USB ports
only fit one way, do not
force them.
System Map: Right View 1 - 13
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Figure 1 - 8
Left View
1. Speaker
2. Security Lock Slot
3. Optional Device
Drive Bay
(for CD/DVD Device,
see page 2 - 3)
System Map: Left View
1
3
2
Changing DVD Regional Codes
CD/DVD Emergency Eject
Go to the Control Panel and double-click
Device Manager (Hardware and Sound),
then click the + next to DVD/CD-ROM
drives. Double-click on the DVD-ROM device to bring up the Properties dialogue box,
and select the DVD Region (tab) to bring up
the control panel to allow you to adjust the regional code (see “DVD Regional Codes” on
page 2 - 5).
If you need to manually eject a CD/DVD
(e.g. due to an unexpected power interruption) you may push the end of a
straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole. Do not use a sharpened pencil or any object that may
break and become lodged in the hole.
Don’t try to remove a floppy disk/CD/
DVD while the system is accessing it.
This may cause the system to “crash”.
DVD region detection is device dependent,
not OS-dependent. You can select your module’s region code 5 times. The fifth selection
is permanent. This cannot be altered even if
you change your operating system or you
use the module in another computer.
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Quick Start Guide
System Map: Bottom View
7
1
1
3
1. Vent/Fan Intake/
Outlet
2. Battery
3. Battery Release
Latch
4. Optical Device
Release Latches
5. Component Bay
Cover
6. Infrared &
Consumer Infrared
Transceiver
7. Sub Woofer
2
1
1
Figure 1 - 9
Bottom View
5
4
1
4
6
Battery Information
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery before using it. Completely
discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after about 20 partial discharges. See “Battery Information” on page 3 - 10 for full instructions.
System Map: Bottom View 1 - 15
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Quick Start Guide
Windows Vista Start Menu & Control Panel
Most of the control panels, utilities and programs within Windows Vista (and most other Windows versions) are
accessed from the Start menu. When you install programs and utilities they will be installed on your hard disk
drive, and a shortcut will usually be placed in the Start menu and/or the desktop. You can customize the look of
the Start menu by right-clicking the Start
menu and selecting Properties from the menu.
Click here to toggle Category View
Figure 1 - 10 - Start Menu & Control Panel
In many instances throughout this manual you will see an instruction to open the Control Panel. The Control
Panel is accessed from the Start menu, and it allows you to configure the settings for most of the key features
in Windows (e.g. power, video, network, audio etc.). Windows Vista provides basic controls for many of the features, however many new controls are added (or existing ones are enhanced) when you install the drivers listed
in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3. To see all controls it may be necessary to toggle off Category View.
1 - 16 Windows Vista Start Menu & Control Panel
Quick Start Guide
Video Features
You can configure display options, from the Display Settings control panel in Windows as long as the appropriate video driver is installed. For more detailed video information see “NVIDIA Video Driver Controls” on
page B - 1.
To access Display Settings in Windows:
1. Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
2. Click Adjust screen resolution under the Appearance and Personalization menu (or double-click
Personalization > Display Settings).
3. Move the slider to the preferred setting in Resolution: 1 (Figure 1 - 11 on page 1 - 18).
4. Click the arrow, and scroll to the preferred setting In Colors: 2 (Figure 1 - 11 on page 1 - 18).
5. Click Advanced Settings (button) 3 (Figure 1 - 11 on page 1 - 18).
6. Click GeForce..... (tab).
7. Click Start the NVIDIA Control Panel 4 (Figure 1 - 11 on page 1 - 18) to access the control panel.
8. The NVIDIA Control Panel can also be accessed by right-clicking the desktop, and then clicking NVIDIA
Control Panel (or from the NVIDIA Control Panel in the Windows control panel).
Video Card Options
Note that card types, specifications and drivers are subject to continual updates and changes. Check with your service center for the latest
details on video cards supported.
Video Features 1 - 17
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Display Devices & Options
Besides the built-in LCD, you can also use an external VGA monitor (CRT)/external Flat Panel Display or
TV (connected to the DVI-Out port/HDMI-Out port) as your display device.
1
2
4
3
Figure 1 - 11 - Display Settings & NVIDIA Control Panel
NVIDIA Display Mode
Description
Single
One display device is used.
Clone
Both connected displays output the same view
Dualview
Both connected displays are treated as separate devices, and act as a virtual desktop
Table 1 - 5 - Display Modes Available
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Quick Start Guide
Power Options
The Power Options (Hardware and Sound menu) control panel icon in Windows (see page 1 - 16) allows you
to configure power management features for your computer. You can conserve power by means of power plans
and configure the options for the power button, sleep button, computer lid (when closed), display and sleep
mode from the left menu. Note that the Power saver plan may have an affect on computer performance.
Click to select one of the existing plans, or click Create a power plan in the left menu and select the options to
create a new plan. Click Change Plan Settings and click Change advanced power settings to access further configuration options.
Pay attention to the instructions on battery care in “Battery Information” on page 3 - 10.
Note: Sleep is the default power saving state in Windows Vista
Figure 1 - 12 - Power Options
Power Options 1 - 19
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Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
Chapter 2: Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio &
Printer
Overview
Read this chapter to learn more about the following main features and components
of the computer:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Hard Disk Drive
Optical Device
7-in-1 Card Reader
ExpressCard Slot
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
Audio Features
Adding a Printer
Overview 2 - 1
2
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
2
Power Safety
Before attempting to access any of the internal
components of your
computer please ensure
that the machine is not
connected to the AC
power, and that the machine is turned off. Also
ensure that all peripheral cables, including
phone lines, are disconnected from the computer.
Figure 2 - 1
Hard Disk Location
2 - 2 Hard Disk Drive
Hard Disk Drive
The hard disk drive is used to store your data in the computer. The hard disk can be
taken out to accommodate other 2.5" serial (SATA) hard disk drives with a height
of 9.5 mm. The hard disk 1 is accessible from the bottom of your computer as seen
below. Further details on removing and inserting the hard disk are available in “Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive” on page 6 - 4.
1
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
Optical Device
There is a bay for a 5.25" optical (CD/DVD) device (12.7mm height). The actual device will depend on the model you purchased (see “Storage” on page C - 4). The
optical device is usually labeled “Drive D:” and may be used as a boot device if
properly set in the BIOS (see “Boot Menu” on page 5 - 14).
Loading Discs
To insert a CD/DVD, press the open button 1 and carefully place a CD/DVD onto
the disc tray with label-side facing up (use just enough force for the disc to click onto
the tray’s spindle). Gently push the CD/DVD tray in until its lock “clicks” and you
are ready to start. The busy indicator 2 will light up while data is being accessed,
or while an audio/video CD, or DVD, is playing. If power is unexpectedly interrupted, insert an object such as a straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole
3 to open the tray.
Sound Volume
Adjustment
How high the sound volume can be set depends
on the setting of the volume control within Windows. Click the Volume
icon on the taskbar to
check the setting.
Peripherals must be
connected before you
turn on the system.
Figure 2 - 2
Left View
2
1
3
Optical Device 2 - 3
2
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
2
Handling CDs or DVDs
CD Emergency Eject
If you need to manually
eject a CD (e.g. due to
an unexpected power
interruption) you may
push the end of a
straightened paper clip
into the emergency eject
hole. However please
do NOT use a sharpened pencil or similar
object that may break
and become lodged in
the hole.
Disk Eject Warning
Don’t try to remove a
CD/DVD while the system is accessing it. This
may cause the system
to “crash”.
2 - 4 Optical Device
Proper handling of your CDs/DVDs will prevent them from being damaged. Please
follow the advice below to make sure that the data stored on your CDs/DVDs can be
accessed.
Note the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Hold the CD or DVD by the edges; do not touch the surface of the disc.
Use a clean, soft, dry cloth to remove dust or fingerprints.
Do not write on the surface with a pen.
Do not attach paper or other materials to the surface of the disc.
Do not store or place the CD or DVD in high-temperature areas.
Do not use benzene, thinner, or other cleaners to clean the CD or DVD.
Do not bend the CD or DVD.
Do not drop or subject the CD or DVD to shock.
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
DVD Regional Codes
2
To change the DVD regional codes see “Changing DVD Regional Codes” on
page 1 - 14.
DVD Regional Coding
Region
Geographical Location
1
USA, Canada
2
Western Europe, Japan, South
Africa, Middle East & Egypt
3
South-East Asia, Taiwan, South
Korea, The Philippines, Indonesia,
Hong Kong
4
South & Central America, Mexico,
Australia, New Zealand
5
N Korea, Russia, Eastern Europe,
India & Most of Africa
6
China
Table 2 - 1
DVD Regional Coding
Optical Device 2 - 5
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
2
Card Reader Cover
Make sure you keep the
cover in the card reader
when not in use. This
will help prevent foreign
objects and/or dust getting in to the card reader.
7-in-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use some of the latest digital storage cards. Push the
card into the slot and it will appear as a removable device, and can be accessed in
the same way as your hard disk (s). Make sure you install the Card Reader driver
(see “Card Reader/ExpressCard” on page 4 - 6).
•
•
•
•
MMC (MultiMedia Card)
SD (Secure Digital)
MS (Memory Stick)
MS (Memory Stick Pro)
• MS Duo (requires PC adapter*)
• Mini SD (requires PC adapter*)
• RS MMC (requires PC adapter*)
*Note: The PC adapters are usually supplied with these cards.
Figure 2 - 3
Right View
1.
Card Reader
1
2 - 6 7-in-1 Card Reader
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
ExpressCard Slot
The computer is equipped with an ExpressCard/34/54 slot that reads Express Card/
34 and ExpressCard/54 formats. ExpressCards are the successors to PCMCIA (PC
Cards).
ExpressCard/54 is used for applications which require a larger interface slot, e.g.
CompactFlash card reader. The number denotes the card width; 54mm for the Express Card/54 and 34mm for the ExpressCard/34. Make sure you install the ExpressCard driver (see “Card Reader/ExpressCard” on page 4 - 6).
ExpressCard
Slot Cover
Make sure you keep the
cover in the ExpressCard slot when not in
use. This will help prevent foreign objects and/
or dust getting in to the
ExpressCard Slot.
1
Inserting and Removing ExpressCards
• Align the ExpressCard with the slot and push it in until it locks into place (as
pictured in the generic figure below).
• To remove an ExpressCard, simply press the card to eject it.
Figure 2 - 4
ExpressCard Slot
1.
Express Card
Slot
ExpressCard Slot 2 - 7
2
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
2
Mouse Driver
If you are using an external mouse your operating system may be able
to auto-configure your
mouse during its installation or only enable its
basic functions. Be sure
to check the device’s
user documentation for
details.
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
The TouchPad is an alternative to the mouse; however, you can also add a mouse to
your computer through one of the USB ports. The TouchPad buttons function in
much the same way as a two-button mouse.
Install the TouchPad driver (see page 4 - 6) and then double-click the TouchPad
driver icon
in the taskbar to configure the functions. You may then configure the
TouchPad tapping, buttons, scrolling, pointer motion and sensitivity options to your
preferences. The TouchPad may be toggled on/off by means of the Fn + F1 key
combination.
Figure 2 - 5
Mouse Properties
2 - 8 TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
Audio Features
You can configure the audio options on your computer from the Sound control
panel in Windows, or from the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon in the taskbar/
control panel (right-click the taskbar icon to bring up the audio menu). The volume may also be adjusted by means of the Fn + F5/F6 key combination.
Sound Volume
Adjustment
The sound volume level
is set using the volume
control within Windows
(and the volume function keys on the computer). Click the volume
icon in the taskbar to
check the setting.
Right-click the icon
to access the menu
above.
See “HDMI Audio Configuration” on page B - 7 for a description of the audio configuration
when connecting an HDMI supported display device.
Figure 2 - 6
Realtek Audio
Manager
Audio Features 2 - 9
2
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
Setup for Audio Recording
2
To record audio sources on your computer at optimum quality follow the instructions below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Figure 2 - 7
Realtek Audio
Manager Recording Setup
2 - 10 Audio Features
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel)
and make sure you are in Classic View.
Click Realtek HD Audio Manager (or right-click the taskbar icon
and select
Sound Manager).
Click Microphone (tab) in Microphone Effects, and then click to select Noise
Suppression (button), or adjust the Recording Volume level to around 60, to
obtain the optimum recording quality.
Click OK to close the control panel and save the settings.
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
Adding a Printer
The most commonly used peripheral is a printer. The following conventions will
help you to add a printer; however it is always best to refer to the printer manual for
specific instructions and configuration options.
USB Printer
Most new printers have a USB interface connection. You may use any one of the
ports to connect the printer.
Install Instructions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Set up the printer according to its instructions (unpacking, paper tray, toner/ink cartridge etc.).
Turn ON the computer.
Turn ON the printer.
Connect the printer’s USB cable to one of the USB ports on the computer.
Windows will identify the printer and either load one of its own drivers or ask you
to supply one. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Parallel Printer
This is still a very common type of printer. The install instructions are in the sidebar
(you will need to purchase a parallel to USB converter).
Parallel Printer
After setting up the printer attach the parallel cable to the printer.
Connect the printer’s
parallel cable to the Parallel to USB converter,
and then plug the converter into the USB port.
Turn ON the printer,
then turn ON the computer.
Windows will identify the
printer and either load
one of its own drivers or
ask you to supply one.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Adding a Printer 2 - 11
2
Storage Devices, Mouse, Audio & Printer
2
2 - 12
Power Management
Chapter 3: Power Management
Overview
To conserve power, especially when using the battery, your computer power management conserves power by controlling individual components of the computer
(the monitor and hard disk drive) or the whole system.
This chapter covers:
•
•
•
•
•
•
The Power Sources
Turning on the Computer
Power Plans
Power-Saving States
Configuring the Power Buttons
Battery Information
The computer uses enhanced power saving techniques to give the operating system
(OS) direct control over the power and thermal states of devices and processors. For
example, this enables the OS to set devices into low-power states based on user settings and information from applications.
OS Note
Power
management
functions will vary slightly depending on your
operating system. For
more information it is
best to refer to the user’s
manual of your operating system.
(Note: All pictures used
on the following pages
are from the Windows
Vista OS.)
Hibernate Mode In
Windows Vista SP1
If you are using Windows Vista SP1 with
4GB RAM installed, see
page 8 - 12 for information on Hibernate.
Overview 3 - 1
3
Power Management
3
The Power Sources
The computer can be powered by either an AC/DC adapter or a battery pack.
Silent Mode
Use the
key to toggle Silent Mode to reduce fan noise and save
power
consumption.
Note this may reduce
computer performance.
AC/DC Adapter
Use only the AC/DC adapter that comes with your computer. The wrong type of AC/
DC adapter will damage the computer and its components (see page C - 6).
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-In jack at the rear of the computer.
Plug the AC power cord into an outlet, and then connect the AC power cord to the
AC/DC adapter.
Raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle.
Press the power button to turn “On”.
Battery
The battery allows you to use your computer while you are on the road or when an
electrical outlet is unavailable. Battery life varies depending on the applications and
the configuration you're using. To increase battery life, let the battery discharge
completely before recharging (see “How do I completely discharge the battery?”
on page 3 - 14).
We recommend that you do not remove the battery. For more information on the battery, please refer to “Battery Information” on page 3 - 10.
3 - 2 The Power Sources
Power Management
Turning on the Computer
Now you are ready to begin using your computer. To turn it on simply press the power button on the front panel.
When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Sleep/Hibernate hotkey button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and holding the power
button for longer than this will force the computer to shut down). Use Power Options (Hardware and Sound menu) control panel in Windows Vista to configure
this feature.
Shut Down
Note that you should always shut your computer down by choosing the
Shut Down command
from the Lock Button
Menu in Windows Vista. This will help prevent
hard disk or system
problems.
Forced Off
If the system “hangs”, and the Ctrl + Alt + Del key combination doesn’t work, press the power button for 4 seconds, or longer, to force the system to turn itself off.
Power Button Sleep
Sleep is the default power mode when the power button is pressed for less than 4 seconds.
You may configure the options for the power button from the Power Options (Hardware
and Sound menu) control panel in Windows Vista (see your OS’s documentation, or
“Configuring the Power Buttons” on page 3 - 8 for details).
Turning on the Computer 3 - 3
3
Power Management
3
Resuming
Operation
See Table 3 - 1, on
page 3 - 9 for information on how to resume
from a power-saving
state.
Password
It is recommended that
you enable a password
on system resume in order to protect your data.
Figure 3 - 1
Power Plan
Advanced Settings
3 - 4 Power Plans
Power Plans
The computer can be configured to conserve power by means of power plans. You
can use (or modify) an existing power plan, or create a new one.
The settings may be adjusted to set the display to turn off after a specified time, and
to send the computer into Sleep after a period of inactivity.
Click Change plan settings and then click Change advanced power settings to access further configuration options in Advanced Settings.
Power Management
Each Windows Power Plan will also adjust the processor performance of your machine in order to save power. This is worth bearing in mind if you are experiencing
any reduced performance (especially under DC/battery power).
3
Choose High performance for maximum performance when the computer is powered from an AC power source. Choose the Power saver (bear in mind that this
scheme may slow down the overall performance of the computer in order to save
power) for maximum power saving when the computer is battery (DC power) powered.
Figure 3 - 2
Power Plans
Power Plans 3 - 5
Power Management
3
Power Button
The Power Button
in the Start Menu (in
Classic View use the
Shut Down button
)
can be used to send the
computer into a powersaving state.
Sleep Mode &
Mobile PC Battery
A mobile PC in Sleep
uses very little battery
power.
After an extended period of time the computer
will save any open documents and applications
to hard disk.
Power-Saving States
You can use power-saving states to stop the computer’s operation and restart where
you left off. Sleep is the default power-saving state in Windows Vista.
Earlier versions of Windows used Stand By and Hibernate as system power-saving
states. Windows Vista combines the features of Stand By and Hibernate into the default Sleep power-saving state.
Sleep
In Sleep all of your work, settings and preferences are saved to memory before the
system sleeps. When you are not using your computer for a certain length of time,
which you specify in the operating system, it will enter Sleep to save power.
The PC wakes from Sleep within seconds and will return you to where you last left
off (what was on your desktop) without reopening the application(s) and file(s) you
last used.
If your mobile PC in Sleep is running on battery power the system will use only a
minimum amount of power. After an extended period the system will save all the
information to the hard disk and shut the computer down before the battery becomes
depleted.
3 - 6 Power-Saving States
Power Management
Hibernate
Hibernate uses the least amount of power of all the power-saving states and saves
all of your information on a part of the hard disk before it turns the system off. If a
power failure occurs the system can restore your work from the hard disk; if a power
failure occurs when work is saved only to memory, then the work will be lost. Hibernate will also return you to where you last left off within seconds. You should
put your mobile PC into Hibernate if you will not use the computer for a period of
time, and will not have the chance to charge the battery.
Hibernate Mode In
Windows Vista SP1
If you are using Windows Vista SP1 with
4GB RAM installed, see
page 8 - 12 for information on Hibernate.
Shut Down
You should shut down the computer if you plan to install new hardware (don’t forget to remove the battery and follow all the safety instructions in Chapter 6), plan
to be away from the computer for several days, or you do not need it to wake up and
run a scheduled task. Returning to full operation from shut down takes longer than
from Sleep or Hibernate.
Figure 3 - 3
Lock Button Menu
Power-Saving States 3 - 7
3
Power Management
3
Password
Protection
Configuring the Power Buttons
The power/sleep button (Fn + F4 key combo) and closed lid may be set to send the
computer in to a power-saving state.
It is recommended that
you enable a password
on wake up in order to
protect your data.
However you can disable this setting from the
Power Options menu
by clicking Require a
password on wakeup
in the left menu, and selecting the options (click
Change settings that
are currently unavailable).
Figure 3 - 4
Power Options
Define Power
Buttons
3 - 8 Configuring the Power Buttons
Power Management
Resuming Operation
You can resume operation from power-saving states by pressing the power button,
or in some cases pressing the sleep button (Fn + F4 key combo).
Power Status
Icon
To Resume
Color
Power Off
Off
Press the Power Button
Sleep
Blinking Green
Press the Power Button
Closing the Lid
If you have chosen to
send the computer to
Sleep when the lid is
closed, raising the lid
will wake the system up.
Press the Sleep Button (Fn + F4 Key Combo)
Off (battery)
Press the Power Button
Table 3 - 1
Press a Key or Move the Mouse/Touchpad
Resuming
Operation
Hibernate
Orange (AC/DC adapter)
Display Turned Off
Green
Power Button
When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Sleep/Hibernate hot-key button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and holding the power button for
longer than this will force shut the computer to shut down).
Configuring the Power Buttons 3 - 9
3
Power Management
3
Low Battery
Warning
When the battery is critically low, immediately
connect the AC/DC
adapter to the computer
or save your work, otherwise, the unsaved
data will be lost when
the power is depleted.
Battery Information
Please follow these simple guidelines to get the best use out of your battery.
Battery Power
Your computer’s battery power is dependent upon many factors, including the programs you are running, and peripheral devices attached. You can set actions to be
taken (e.g. Shut down, Hibernate etc.), and set critical and low battery levels from
power plan Advanced Settings (see Figure 3 - 1 on page 3 - 4).
Click the battery icon
status.
Figure 3 - 5
Battery Icon
(Taskbar) & Battery
Advanced Settings
3 - 10 Battery Information
in the taskbar to see the current battery level and charge
Power Management
Conserving Battery Power
• Use a power plan that conserves power (e.g Power saver), however note that
this may have an affect on computer performance.
• Lower the brightness level of the LCD display. The system will decrease LCD
brightness slightly to save power when it is not powered by the AC/DC adapter.
• Reduce the amount of time before the display is turned off.
• Close wireless, Bluetooth, modem or communication applications when they are
not being used.
Windows Mobility
Center
The Windows Mobility
Center control panel provides an easy point of access for information on
battery status, power plans
used and wireless device
status etc.
• Disconnect/remove any unnecessary external devices e.g. USB devices,
ExpressCards etc.
Figure 3 - 6
Windows Mobility
Center
Conserving Battery Power 3 - 11
3
Power Management
Battery Life
Battery life may be shortened through improper maintenance. To optimize the life
and improve its performance, fully discharge and recharge the battery at least
once every 30 days.
3
We recommend that you do not remove the battery yourself. If you do need to remove the battery for any reason see “Removing the Battery” on page 6 - 3.
New Battery
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery (see “Battery FAQ”
on page 3 - 14 for instructions on how to do this).
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter
The battery pack automatically recharges when the AC/DC adapter is attached and
plugged into an electrical outlet. If the computer is powered on, and in use, it will
take several hours to fully recharge the battery. When the computer is turned off but
plugged into an electrical outlet, battery charge time is less. (Refer to “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9 for information on the battery charge status, and to “Battery Information” on page 3 - 10 for more information on how to maintain and properly
recharge the battery pack.)
3 - 12 Battery Life
Power Management
Proper handling of the Battery Pack
• DO NOT disassemble the battery pack under any circumstances
• DO NOT expose the battery to fire or high temperatures, it may explode
• DO NOT connect the metal terminals (+, -) to each other
Damaged Battery Warning
Should you notice any physical defects (e.g. the battery is bent out of shape after being
dropped), or any unusual smells emanating from the notebook battery, shut your computer
down immediately and contact your service center. If the battery has been dropped we do
not recommend using it any further, as even if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly result in fire. It is
recommended that you replace your computer battery every two years.
Caution
Danger of explosion if
battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the
same or equivalent type
recommended by the
manufacturer. Discard
used battery according
to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Battery Life 3 - 13
3
Power Management
Battery FAQ
How do I completely discharge the battery?
Use the computer with battery power until it shuts down due to a low battery. Don’t
turn off the computer even if a message indicates the battery is critically low, just let
the computer use up all of the battery power and shut down on its own.
3
1.
2.
3.
Figure 3 - 7
Power Plan Create
3 - 14 Battery Life
Save and close all files and applications.
Create a power plan for discharging the battery and set all the options to Never.
Click Change plan settings (after saving it) and click Change advanced power
settings.
Power Management
4.
5.
Scroll down to Battery and click + to expand the battery options.
Choose the options below (click Yes if a warning appears):
3
Figure 3 - 8
Power Options
Advanced Settings Battery
•
•
•
•
•
Low battery levels = 0%
Critical battery Levels = 0%
Low battery action = Do Nothing
Critical battery action (On battery) = Shut Down
Critical battery action (Plugged in) = Do Nothing
Battery Life 3 - 15
Power Management
How do I fully charge the battery?
When charging the battery, don’t stop until the LED charging indicator light changes
from orange to green.
3
How do I maintain the battery?
Completely discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after
about 20 partial discharges.
3 - 16 Battery Life
Drivers & Utilities
Chapter 4: Drivers & Utilities
This chapter deals with installing the drivers and utilities essential to the operation or improvement of some
of the computer’s subsystems. The system takes advantage of some newer hardware components for
which the latest versions of most available operating
systems haven’t built in drivers and utilities. Thus,
some of the system components won’t be auto-configured with an appropriate driver or utility during operating system installation. Instead, you need to
manually install some system-required drivers and
utilities.
What to Install
The Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc
contains the drivers and utilities necessary for the
proper operation of the computer.
Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3 lists what you need to install
and it is very important that the drivers are installed in the order indicated (see “Driver Installation” on page D - 24 for Windows XP driver
information).
Module Driver Installation
The procedures for installing drivers for the PC Camera, WLAN, Fingerprint, TV Tuner and Intel Turbo Memory (and Intel Matrix Storage) modules are
provided in “Modules” on page 7 - 1.
What to Install 4 - 1
4
Drivers & Utilities
Driver Installation
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc and click Install Drivers (button), or Option Drivers (button) to access the Optional driver menu.
1.
2.
4
3.
Check the driver installation order from Table 4 - 1,
on page 4 - 3 (the drivers must be installed in
this order) which is the same as that listed in the
Drivers Installer menu below.
Click to select the driver you wish to install, after
installing each driver it will become grayed out. If
you need to reinstall any driver, click the Unlock
button (you should uninstall the driver first).
Follow the instructions for each individual driver
installation procedure as listed on the following
pages.
Figure 4 - 1 - Drivers Installer Screen 1
Figure 4 - 2 - Drivers Installer Screen 2
4 - 2 Driver Installation
Drivers & Utilities
Driver - Windows Vista with Service
Pack 1
Page
Manual Driver Installation
Click Browse CD (button) in the Drivers Installer application and browse to the executable file in the appropriate driver folder.
Chipset
Page 4 - 5
Video
Page 4 - 5
Audio
Page 4 - 5
Modem
Page 4 - 5
LAN
Page 4 - 6
Card Reader/ExpressCard
Page 4 - 6
TouchPad
Page 4 - 6
Hot Key
Page 4 - 6
e-SATA Support
Page 7 - 47
Windows Vista Service Pack 1
PC Camera Module
Page 7 - 6
Wireless LAN Module
Page 7 - 14
Fingerprint Reader Module
Page 7 - 20
USB TV Tuner Module
Page 7 - 44
Make sure you install Windows Vista Service Pack 1
(or a Windows Vista version which includes Service
Pack 1) before installing any drivers. Go to the Microsoft website for download details, or contact your service
center.
Intel Turbo Memory Module
Page 7 - 47
Windows Update
After installing all the drivers make sure you enable
Windows Update in order to get all the latest security
updates etc. (all updates will include the latest hotfixes
from Microsoft). See “Windows Update” on page 4 7 for instructions.
Table 4 - 1 - Driver Installation
Driver Installation 4 - 3
4
Drivers & Utilities
4
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers
User Account Control (Win Vista)
If you wish to update/reinstall individual drivers it
may be necessary to uninstall the original driver.To do
this go to the Control Panel in the Windows OS and
double-click the Programs and Features icon (Programs > Uninstall a program). Click to select the
driver (if it is not listed see below) and click Uninstall,
and then follow the on screen prompts (it may be necessary to restart the computer). Reinstall the driver as
outlined in this chapter.
If a User Account Control prompt appears as part of
the driver installation procedure, click Continue or
Allow, and follow the installation procedure as directed.
If the driver is not listed in the Programs and Features menu:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to
Settings and click Control Panel).
Double-click Device Manager (Hardware and
Sound > Device Manager).
Double-click the device you wish to update/reinstall
the driver for (you may need to click “+” to expand
the selection).
Click Driver (tab) and click the Update Driver or
Uninstall button and follow the on screen prompts.
4 - 4 Driver Installation
Windows Security Message
If you receive a Windows security message as part of
the driver installation process. Just click “Install this
driver software anyway” or “Install” to continue the
installation procedure.
You will receive this message in cases where the driver has been released after the version of Windows you
are currently using. All the drivers provided will have
already received certification for Windows.
New Hardware Found
If you see the message “New Hardware Found” during the installation procedure (other than when outlined in the driver install procedure), click Cancel
to close the window, and follow the installation procedure.
Drivers & Utilities
Driver Installation Procedure
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc and click Install Drivers (button), or Option Drivers (button) to access the Optional driver menu.
Audio
1. Click 3. Install Audio Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Chipset
1. Click 1.Install Chipset Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Yes > Next > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Modem
1. Click 4.Install Modem Driver > Yes.
2. Click OK.
3. The modem is now ready for configuration.
Video
1. Click 2.Install Video Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Modem Country Selection
Go to the Phone and Modem Options control panel
(Hardware and Sound) and make sure the modem
country selection is appropriate for you.
Driver Installation 4 - 5
4
Drivers & Utilities
4
LAN
1. Click 5.Install LAN Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install.
3. Click Finish.
Hot Key
1. Click 8.Install Hotkey Utility > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install.
3. Click Finish > Finish to restart your computer.
Card Reader/ExpressCard
1. Click 6.Install Cardreader Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install.
3. Click Finish.
e-SATA Support
TouchPad
1. Click 7.Install Touchpad Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Finish.
3. Click Restart Now to restart the computer.
4 - 6 Driver Installation
See “Intel Turbo Memory & Matrix Storage Setup
and Driver Installation” on page 7 - 47 for instructions on installing this driver to enable the e-SATA
port.
Drivers & Utilities
Optional Drivers
Windows Update
See the pages indicated for the driver installation procedures for any modules included in your purchase option.
After installing all the drivers make sure you enable Windows Update in order to get all the latest security updates etc. (all updates will include the latest hotfixes
from Microsoft).
4
To enable Windows Update make sure you are connected to the internet:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to
Settings and click Control Panel).
Click Check for updates (Security), or doubleclick Security Center and click Windows Update.
Double-click Check for updates (button).
The computer will now check for updates (you
need to be connected to the internet).
Click Install now (button) to install the updates.
Figure 4 - 3 - Drivers Installer - Option Drivers
Driver Installation 4 - 7
Drivers & Utilities
Bluetooth Module
4
Note: The operating system is the default setting for
Bluetooth control in Windows Vista, and does not require a driver. See “Bluetooth Module” on page 7 - 2
for configuration instructions.
PC Camera Module
See the install procedure in “PC Camera Driver Installation” on page 7 - 7.
Wireless LAN Module
See the appropriate install procedure for your WLAN
module in “Wireless LAN Module” on page 7 - 14.
Fingerprint Reader Module
See the install procedure in “” on page 7 - 20.
TV Tuner Module
4 - 8 Driver Installation
See the install procedure in “USB TV Tuner Module”
on page 7 - 43.
Intel Turbo Memory Technology Driver
See the introduction in “Intel Turbo Memory Module” on page 7 - 47, and check the installation procedure. Note this driver is also required to enable
support for the e-SATA port.
BIOS Utilities
Chapter 5: BIOS Utilities
Overview
This chapter gives a brief introduction to the computer’s built-in software:
Diagnostics: The POST (Power-On Self Test)
Configuration: The Setup utility
If your computer has never been set up, or you are making important changes to the
system (e.g. hard disk setup), then you should review this chapter first and note the
original settings found in Setup. Even if you are a beginner, keep a record of the settings you find and any changes you make. This information could be useful if your
system ever needs servicing.
BIOS Settings
Warning
Incorrect settings can
cause your system to
malfunction. To correct
mistakes, return to Setup and restore the Setup Defaults with <F9>.
There is one general rule: Don’t make any changes unless you are sure of what you
are doing. Many of the settings are required by the system, and changing them could
cause it to become unstable or worse. If you have any doubts, consult your service
representative.
Overview 5 - 1
5
BIOS Utilities
POST Screen
5
1.BIOS information
2.CPU type
3.Memory status
4.Enter Setup prompt
appears only during
POST
Note: The POST screen
as pictured right is for
guideline purposes only.
The POST screen on
your computer may appear slightly different. If
you disable the Boottime Diagnostic Screen,
the POST screen will not
appear.
The Power-On Self Test (POST)
Each time you turn on the computer, the system takes a few seconds to conduct a
POST, including a quick test of the on-board RAM (memory).
As the POST proceeds, the computer will tell you if there is anything wrong. If there
is a problem that prevents the system from booting, it will display a system summary
and prompt you to run Setup.
If there are no problems, the Setup prompt will disappear and the system will load
the operating system. Once that starts, you can’t get into Setup without rebooting.
Phoenix SecureCore(tm) NB
Copyright 1985-2007 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
All Rights Reserved
BIOS Revision: ********
KBC/EC Revision: ********
1
2
CPU = 1 Processors Detected, Cores per Processor = 2
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU X9100 @ 3.06GHz
1022M System RAM Passed
6144KB L2 Cache
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
Fixed Disk 0: FUJITSU MHY2120BH
ATAPI CD-ROM: Optiarc CDRWDVD CRX890S
Mouse intialized
3
Figure 5 - 1
POST Screen
Press <F2> to enter SETUP
5 - 2 The Power-On Self Test (POST)
4
BIOS Utilities
Failing the POST
Errors can be detected during the POST. There are two categories, “fatal” and “nonfatal”.
Fatal Errors
These stop the boot process and usually indicate there is something seriously wrong
with your system. Take the computer to your service representative or authorized
service center as soon as possible.
Non-Fatal Errors
This kind of error still allows you to boot. You will get a message identifying the
problem (make a note of this message!) followed by the prompt:
• Press <F1> to resume
• <F2> to enter Setup
Press F1 to see if the boot process can continue. It may work, without the correct
configuration.
Press F2 to run the Setup program and try to correct the problem. If you still get an
error message after you change the setting, or if the “cure” seems even worse, call
for help.
The Power-On Self Test (POST) 5 - 3
5
BIOS Utilities
The Setup Utility
The Phoenix Setup utility tells the system how to configure itself and manage basic
features and subsystems (e.g. port configuration).
Entering Setup
5
To enter Setup, turn on the computer and press F2 during the POST. The prompt
(Press F2 to Enter Setup) seen in Figure 5 - 1 on page 5 - 2 is usually present for a
few seconds after you turn on the system. If you get a “Keyboard Error”, (usually
because you pressed F2 too quickly) just press F2 again.
If the computer is already on, reboot using the Ctrl + Alt + Delete combination and
then hold down F2 when prompted. The Setup main menu will appear.
5 - 4 The Setup Utility
BIOS Utilities
Setup Screens
The following pages contain additional advice on portions of the Setup.
Setup Menus
Along the top of the screen is a menu bar with menu headings. When you select a
heading, a new screen appears. Scroll through the features listed on each screen to
make changes to Setup.
Instructions on how to navigate each screen are in the box along the bottom of the
screen. If these tools are confusing, press F1 to call up a General Help screen, and
then use the arrow keys to scroll up or down the page.
The
Setup
menus
shown in this section are
for reference only. Your
computer’s menus will
indicate the configuration appropriate for your
model and options.
The Item Specific Help on the right side of each screen explains the highlighted
item and has useful messages about its options.
If you see an arrow next to an item, press Enter to go to a sub-menu on that subject. The sub-menu screen that appears has a similar layout, but the Enter key may
execute a command.
The Setup Utility 5 - 5
5
BIOS Utilities
Main Menu
Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility
Figure 5 - 2
Main
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
Exit
Main Menu
Item Specific Help
[22:12:05]
[04/28/2008]
System Time:
System Date:
SATA Port 1
SATA Port 2
SATA Port 3
5
[FUJITSU MHY2120BH-(PM)]
[Optiarc CDRWDVD CRX890S-(]
[None]
System Memory:
Extended Memory:
<Tab>, <Shift Tab>, or
<Enter> selects field.
640 KB
1021 MB
BIOS Version:
********
KBC/EC Firmware Revision: ********
VGA Card:
VBIOS Revision:
VBIOS Build Date:
F1
Esc
Help
Exit
nVIDIA 8800M GTX
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Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
System Time & Date (Main Menu)
The hour setting uses the 24-hour system (i.e., ØØ = midnight; 13 = 1 pm). If you
can change the date and time settings in your operating system, you will also change
these settings. Some applications may also alter data files to reflect these changes.
5 - 6 Main Menu
BIOS Utilities
SATA Port 1/2/3 (Main Menu)
Pressing Enter opens the sub-menu to show the configuration of a hard disk or optical device drive on the computer’s SATA Ports. Use the Auto (Type:) setting to
have the items configured automatically for you.
System/Extended Memory: (Main Menu)
This item contains information on the system memory, and is not user configurable.
The system will auto detect the amount of memory installed.
5
BIOS Revision/VGA Card etc. (Main Menu)
This item contains information on the BIOS version and video card etc., and is not
user configurable.
Main Menu 5 - 7
BIOS Utilities
Figure 5 - 3
Advanced Menu
Advanced Menu
Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility
Main
Advanced
Advanced
Security
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
5
SATA Mode & e-Sata Port
You should select AHCI
mode in SATA Mode Selection to support e-SATA
port hot-swapping in Windows Vista (hot-swapping
is not supported in Windows XP).
Intel Turbo Memory
Select AHCI mode in Sata
Mode Selection if you
have included an Intel Turbo Memory module in your
purchase
configuration.
You should then enable
support for Intel Turbo
Memory from DFOROM
(Robson) Support (see
page 5 - 11).
5 - 8 Advanced Menu
Installed O/S:
SATA Mode Selection:
Legacy USB Support:
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen:
FAN Control:
Power On Boot Beep
Legacy OS Boot:
Reset Configuration Data:
Battery Low Alarm Beep:
DFOROM (Robson) Support:
[Vista]
[AHCI]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Automatics]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[No]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Select the operating
system installed
on your system which
you will use most
commonly.
Note: An incorrect
setting can cause
some operating
systems to display
unexpected behavior.
Only available if Windows Vista
is selected as the O/S.
F1
Esc
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Installed O/S (Advanced Menu)
This setting tells the computer what kind of operating system you’re using. Make
sure you choose the correct setting for your O/S in order to prevent system problems.
Note: If you select the Vista O/S then the SATA Mode Selection menu will become
available. If you are installing the Windows XP O/S make sure you have set the appropriate operating system here in order to prevent system problems.
BIOS Utilities
SATA Mode Selection (Advanced Menu)
This menu is only available if you select the Vista O/S as your operating system.
You can configure SATA (Serial ATA) control to operate in either IDE (native/
compatible) or AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) modes from this menu.
The SATA mode should be set to AHCI mode for this system (unless you are sure
your hard disk can only operate in IDE mode). If you are unsure of the mode your
hard disk supports contact your service center. Note the following:
• If you have installed the Windows Vista O/S with AHCI enabled, DO NOT disable it (see sidebar).
• The SATA mode should be set to AHCI if you have included an Intel Turbo
Memory (Robson) NAND flash memory card module in your purchase option.
• The SATA mode should be set to AHCI to support e-SATA port hot-swapping.
• You will need to install the Intel Matrix Storage driver (see “Intel Turbo
Memory & Matrix Storage Setup and Driver Installation” on page 7 - 47) to
support the e-SATA port in Windows Vista, and also if you have included Intel
Turbo Memory (Robson) NAND flash memory card module in your purchase
option.
Legacy USB Support (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the support for Legacy Universal Serial Bus.
SATA Mode
Selection
If you have installed the
Windows Vista operating system with AHCI
mode enabled (default
setting), DO NOT disable AHCI mode (if you
wish to disable AHCI
mode you will need to
reinstall the Windows
VIsta OS).
If you have installed the
Windows Vista operating system with AHCI
mode disabled, DO
NOT enable AHCI mode
(if you wish to enable
AHCI mode you will
need to reinstall the
Windows VIsta OS).
Advanced Menu 5 - 9
5
BIOS Utilities
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen: (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the Boot-time Diagnostic Screen (or POST
screen - see “The Power-On Self Test (POST)” on page 5 - 2).
5
Fan Control (Advanced Menu)
This menu item allows you to set the fan cooling behavior under light system activity
(if you choose Automatic the system will adjust the fan cooling as appropriate for
the system activity).
Power On Boot Beep (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the beep as the computer starts up.
Legacy OS Boot (Advanced Menu)
Enable this item to support only system boot from the Legacy OS (e.g Windows Vista). If disabled the system will attempt to boot from the EFI (Extensible Firmware
Interface) before the Legacy OS.
Reset Configuration Data: (Advanced Menu)
This item is set to No as default. You can change the setting to Yes if you have installed a new add-on which has reconfigured the system, resulting in such a serious
system conflict that the operating system is unable to boot.
5 - 10 Advanced Menu
BIOS Utilities
Battery Low Alarm Beep: (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the battery low alarm beep.
DFOROM (Robson) Support (Advanced Menu > SATA Mode Selection [AHCI]
This item will only be available if you have selected AHCI in SATA Mode Selection. The option should be enabled only if you have included an optional Intel Turbo Memory Module in your purchase configuration. You should then install the
driver as per the instructions in “Intel Turbo Memory & Matrix Storage Setup and
Driver Installation” on page 7 - 47.
Advanced Menu 5 - 11
5
BIOS Utilities
Security Menu
Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility
Security Menu
5
Main
Figure 5 - 4
5 - 12 Security Menu
Security
Security
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
The changes you
make here affect the
access to the Setup
utility itself, and also
access to your machine as it boots up after you turn it on.
These settings do not
affect your machine or
network
passwords
which will be set in
your software OS.
Security Menu
Advanced
F1
Esc
Supervisor Password Is:
User Password Is:
Clear
Clear
Set Supervisor Password
[Enabled]
Password on boot:
Fixed disk boot sector:
[Disabled]
[Normal]
TPM Support
[Enabled]
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Supervisor Password
controls access to the
setup utility.
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Set Supervisor Password (Security Menu)
You can set a password for access to the Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility.
This will not affect access to the computer OS, (only the Phoenix SecureCore(tm)
Setup Utility).
BIOS Utilities
Password on boot: (Security Menu)
Specify whether or not a password should be entered to boot the computer (you may
only set a password on boot if a supervisor password is enabled). If “Enabled”
is selected, only users who enter a correct password can boot the system (see the
warning in the sidebar). The default setting is “Disabled”.
Note: To clear existing passwords press Enter and type the existing password, then
press Enter for the new password (without typing any password entry) and Enter
again to confirm the password clearance.
Fixed disk boot sector: (Security Menu)
If you choose “Write-Protect” this will protect against viruses being written to the
hard disk boot sector (this is not a substitute for installing an anti-virus program - see
“Viruses” on page 8 - 4).
Password Warning
If you set a boot password (Password on boot
is “Enabled“), NEVER
forget your password.
The consequences of
this could be serious. If
you cannot remember
your boot password you
must contact your vendor and you may lose all
of the information on
your hard disk.
TPM Support (Security Menu)
Enable TPM support from this menu and you can then access the TPM State menu
(see “Initializing TPM” on page 7 - 27 for more information).
Security Menu 5 - 13
5
BIOS Utilities
Boot Menu
Figure 5 - 5
Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
Exit
Boot Menu
Item Specific Help
Boot priority order:
1: USB KEY:
2: USB FDC:
3: USB CD: Optiarc CDRWDVD CRX890S-(P
4: IDE CDROM:
5: IDE HDD: FUJITSU MHY2120BH-(PM)
6: USB HDD:
7: PCI BEV: Realtek Boot Agent
8:
Excluded from boot order:
: USB ZIP:
: USB LS120:
: PCI SCSI:
: Other USB:
: PCI:
: Legacy:
: 1394 CDROM:
5
F1
Esc
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Keys used to view or
configure devices:
Up and Down arrows
select a device.
<+> and <-> moves
the device up or down.
<f> and <r> specifies
the device fixed or
removable.
<x> exclude or include
the device to boot.
<Shift + 1> enables or
disables a device.
<1 - 4> loads default
boot sequence.
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
When you turn the computer on it will look for an operating system (e.g. Windows
Vista) from the devices listed in this menu, and in this priority order. If it cannot
find the operating system on that device, it will try to load it from the next device in
the order specified in the Boot priority order. Item specific help on the right is
available to help you move devices up and down the order.
5 - 14 Boot Menu
BIOS Utilities
Exit Menu
Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility
Main
Advanced
Security
Boot
Exit
Figure 5 - 6
Exit Menu
Item Specific Help
Exit Saving Changes
Exit Discarding Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Discard Changes
Save Changes
F1
Esc
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
Exit System Setup and
save your changes to
CMOS.
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
5
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Choosing to Discard Changes, or Exit Discarding Changes, will wipe out any
changes you have made to the Setup. You can also choose to restore the original Setup defaults that will return the Setup to its original state, and erase any previous
changes you have made in a previous session.
Exit Menu 5 - 15
BIOS Utilities
5
5 - 16
Upgrading The Computer
Chapter 6: Upgrading The Computer
Overview
This chapter contains information on upgrading the computer. Follow the steps outlined to make the desired upgrades. If you have any trouble or problems you can contact your service representative for further help. Before you begin you will need:
• A small crosshead or Phillips screwdriver
• A small regular slotted (flathead) screwdriver
• An antistatic wrist strap
Warranty Warning
Please check with your
service representative
before undertaking any
upgrade procedures to
find out if this will VOID
your warranty.
Before working with the internal components you will need to wear an antistatic
wrist strap to ground yourself because static electricity may damage the components.
The chapter includes:
•
•
•
•
Removing the Battery
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device
Please make sure that you review each procedure before you perform it.
Overview 6 - 1
6
Upgrading The Computer
When Not to Upgrade
Power Safety Warning
6
Before you undertake
any upgrade procedures, make sure that
you have turned off the
power, and disconnected all peripherals and
cables (including telephone lines). It is advisable to also remove your
battery in order to prevent accidentally turning
the machine on.
These procedures involve opening the system’s case, adding and sometimes replacing parts.You should not perform any of these upgrades if:
•
•
•
•
Your system is still under warranty or a service contract
You don’t have all the necessary equipment
You’re not in the correct environment
You doubt your abilities
Under any of these conditions, contact your service representative to purchase or replace the component(s).
Removal Warning
When removing any cover(s) and screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade, remember
to replace the cover(s) and screw(s) before turning the computer on.
Upgrading the Processor
If you want to upgrade your computer by replacing the existing processor with a faster/new one you will need to contact your customer service representative. We recommend that you do not do this yourself, since if it is done incorrectly you may
damage the processor or mainboard.
6 - 2 Overview
Upgrading The Computer
Removing the Battery
If you are confident in undertaking upgrade procedures yourself, for safety reasons
it is best to remove the battery.
1.
2.
Turn the computer off, turn it over and remove the battery.
Slide latch 1 towards the unlock symbol and hold it in place, and lift the battery
2 up and out of the battery bay.
1
Warranty Warning
Please check with your
service representative
before undertaking any
upgrade procedures to
find out if this will VOID
your warranty.
6
2
Figure 6 - 1
Battery Removal
Removing the Battery 6 - 3
Upgrading The Computer
HDD System Warning
6
New HDD’s are blank. Before you begin make sure:
You have backed up any
data you want to keep from
your old HDD.
You have all the CD-ROMs
and FDDs required to install your operating system
and programs.
If you have access to the internet, download the latest
application and hardware
driver updates for the operating system you plan to install. Copy these to a
removable medium.
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive
The hard disk drive(s) can be taken out to accommodate other 2.5" serial (SATA)
hard disk drives with a height of 9.5mm (h) (see “Storage” on page C - 4). Follow
your operating system’s installation instructions, and install all necessary drivers
and utilities (as outlined in “Drivers & Utilities” on page 4 - 1), when setting up a
new hard disk.
1.
2.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the component bay cover and remove screws 1 - 11 .
1
9
2
10
3
4
11
5
Figure 6 - 2
8
Component Bay
Cover Screws
6 - 4 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive
7
6
Upgrading The Computer
3.
Remove the bay cover 12 .
Figure 6 - 3
12
Bay Cover Removal
6
4.
5.
Remove screws 13 - 16 from the hard disk cover.
Slide the hard disk assembly in the direction of the arrow 17 .
14
13
Figure 6 - 4
17
16
Hard Disk Assembly
Removal
15
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive 6 - 5
Upgrading The Computer
6.
Carefully remove the hard disk assembly in the direction of the arrow 18 .
18
Figure 6 - 5
18
HDD Removal
6
7.
8.
Remove screws 19 - 22 to separate the hard disk from the bracket.
Reverse the process to install any new hard disk.
19
20
Figure 6 - 6
HDD Bracket
Screws
22
21
6 - 6 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive
Upgrading The Computer
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
The computer has two memory sockets for 204 pin Small Outline Dual In-line (SODIMM) DDR II (DDR2) type memory modules (see “Memory” on page C - 3). The
total memory size is automatically detected by the POST routine once you turn on
your computer.
1.
2.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the component bay cover and remove screws 1 - 11 .
1
2
3
6
4
Figure 6 - 7
9
10
Component Bay
Cover Screws
11
5
8
7
6
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) 6 - 7
Upgrading The Computer
3.
Remove the bay cover 12 .
Figure 6 - 8
Bay Cover Removal
12
Contact Warning
6
Be careful not to touch
the metal pins on the
module’s
connecting
edge. Even the cleanest
hands have oils which
can attract particles, and
degrade the module’s
performance.
Figure 6 - 9
RAM Module
Removal
4.
Gently pull the two release latches ( 13 & 14 ) on the sides of the memory socket in
the direction indicated by the arrows in Figure 6 - 9.
13
14
13
14
6 - 8 Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
Upgrading The Computer
5.
The RAM module 15 will pop-up, and you can remove it.
Figure 6 - 10
RAM Module
Removal
15
Single Memory
Module Installation
6.
7.
Pull the latches to release the second module if necessary.
Insert a new module holding it at about a 30° angle and fit the connectors firmly
into the memory socket.
8. The module’s pin alignment will allow it to only fit one way. Make sure the module
is seated as far into the socket as it will go. DO NOT FORCE the module; it should
fit without much pressure.
9. Press the module in and down towards the mainboard until the socket levers click
into place to secure the module.
10. Replace the cover and screws (see Figure 6 - 7).
11. Restart the computer to allow the BIOS will register the new memory configuration
as it starts up.
If your computer has a
single memory module,
then insert the module
into the lower memory
socket (the socket closest to the mainboard) as
shown in Figure 6 - 10.
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) 6 - 9
6
Upgrading The Computer
Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device
1.
2.
3.
6
Turn the computer off, turn it over and remove the battery.
Slide the latch 1 towards the unlock symbol and hold it in place.
Slide latch 2 (while still holding latch 1 in place) in the direction indicated by the
arrow in order to push the device out of the computer.
2
Figure 6 - 11
Removing the CD/
DVD Device
1
6 - 10 Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device
Modules
Chapter 7: Modules
Overview
This chapter contains the information on the various modules (some of which are
optional) which may come with your computer, depending on the configuration
purchased. If you are unsure please contact your service representative.
The chapter includes information on the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Bluetooth Module
PC Camera Module
Wireless LAN Module
Security Modules (Fingerprint & TPM)
USB TV Tuner Module
Intel Turbo Memory Module
7
Overview 7 - 1
Modules
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
7
Bluetooth Module
The optional Bluetooth module allows you to connect your computer to Bluetooth
enabled devices such as other computers, desktop computers, mobile phones, printers, digital cameras, PDAs, headsets etc. using a short-range radio frequency.
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure
the module(s) are OFF if
you are using the computer
aboard aircraft.
Use the Fn + F12 key combination (see Table 1 - 4, on page 1 - 11) to toggle power to the Bluetooth module. When the Bluetooth module is powered on, the
LED will be orange and the indicator
will briefly be displayed. The operating
system’s Bluetooth Devices control panel is used to configure the Bluetooth settings
in Windows Vista, and therefore does not require a driver.
Use the Fn + F12 key combination to toggle power to
the Bluetooth module, and
check the LED indicator to
see if the module is powered on or not (see Table 1
- 4, on page 1 - 11/ Table 1
- 2, on page 1 - 9).
Bluetooth Data Transfer
Note that the transfer of data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device is supported in
one direction only (simultaneous data transfer is not supported). Therefore if you are copying a
file from your computer to a Bluetooth enabled device, you will not be able to copy a file from the Bluetooth enabled device to your computer until the file transfer process from the computer has been completed.
Bluetooth Module & Resuming From Sleep Mode
The Bluetooth module’s default state will be off after resuming from the Sleep power-saving state. Use
the key combination (Fn + F12) to power on the Bluetooth module after the computer resumes from
Sleep.
7 - 2 Bluetooth Module
Modules
Bluetooth Configuration in Windows Vista
Setup your Bluetooth Device so the Computer Can Find it
1.
2.
Turn your Bluetooth device (e.g. PDA, mobile phone etc.) on.
Make the device discoverable (to do this check your device documentation).
To Turn the Bluetooth Module On
1.
2.
3.
Press the Fn + F12 key combination to power on the Bluetooth module.
A Bluetooth icon will appear in the taskbar (see sidebar).
You can then do any of the following to access the Bluetooth Devices control
panel.
•
•
Double-click the icon
to access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel), and then
click Bluetooth Devices (Hardware and Sound).
•
Click/Right-click the icon
and choose an option from the menu.
Bluetooth Taskbar
Icon
If you cannot see the
Bluetooth icon in the
taskbar, access the
Bluetooth
Devices
control panel. Click Options (tab), and make
sure that Show Bluetooth icon in the notification area check box
(Connections) has a
tick inside it.
Note that you will need
to check the LED indicator to see if the module
is powered on or not.
Figure 7 - 1
Bluetooth Devices &
Click Icon Menu
Bluetooth Module 7 - 3
7
Modules
To Add a Bluetooth Device
1.
2.
Figure 7 - 2
Add Bluetooth
Device Wizard
3.
4.
5.
Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.
Click Options (tab), and make sure that Allow Bluetooth devices to connect to
this computer check box (Connections) has a tick inside it.
Click Devices (tab), and then click Add.
The Add Bluetooth Device Wizard will appear.
Click to select “My device is set up and ready to be found”, and then click Next.
6.
7.
8.
The Wizard will then search for any available Bluetooth devices within range.
Click to select the device you want to communicate with, and click Next.
Select an appropriate passkey option and click Next.
9.
Click Finish.
7
Passkey Options
You can allow the system to choose a passkey for you. You will
then be prompted to
enter the generated
passkey on your Bluetooth device.
Figure 7 - 3
Passkey Option
7 - 4 Bluetooth Module
Modules
To Change Settings for the Bluetooth Device
1.
2.
Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.
Click on the device you want to change and click Properties to:
•
•
Change the name of the device (click General, type a new name and click OK).
Enable/Disable a service (click Services, clear/tick the check box next to the service and click OK).
To Make your Computer Discoverable to Bluetooth Devices
1.
2.
3.
Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.
Click Options, and make sure that Allow Bluetooth devices to find this
computer check box (Discovery) has a tick inside it.
Make sure that Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect check
box (Connections) has a tick inside it, if you want to be notified when a Bluetooth
device wants to connect.
Bluetooth Help
To get help on Bluetooth
configuration and settings, select Help and
Support from the Start
menu. Type Bluetooth in
the Search Help box,
and select an item from
the returned search results to get more information.
Figure 7 - 4
Bluetooth Devices
Options
Bluetooth Module 7 - 5
7
Modules
Latest PC Camera
Driver Information
Check the disc, and any accompanying insert pages,
for the latest updated information on the PC Camera
driver, which may override
the information provided
here.
7
PC Camera Module
The PC Camera module uses the BisonCap application to capture video files. Before installing the driver, make sure the PC Camera is on. Use the Fn + F10 key
combination (see Table 1 - 4, on page 1 - 11) to toggle power to the PC Camera
module. When the PC Camera module is powered on, the indicator
will briefly be displayed. Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 1, on page 4 - 3.
PC Camera Display
PC Camera Device and TV Module
The PC Camera application software needs to be
run while the default notebook LCD is the selected
display device.
If you have both an optional PC Camera and an optional TV Tuner module present, you will
need to select which device to use with the BisonCap program. Go to the Devices menu
in the BisonCap application and select the BisonCam, NB Pro device.
After a camera picture is
obtained on the default
notebook LCD, you may
then use the Fn + F7 to toggle through the display
modes (give the screen
time to refresh).
7 - 6 PC Camera Module
Modules
PC Camera Driver Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 1.Install WebCam Driver > Yes.
4. Choose the language you prefer and click Next > Next.
5. Click Finish to restart the computer.
6. Run the BisonCap application program from the BisonCam shortcut on the
desktop, or from the BisonCam item in the Start > Programs/All Programs menu (if the hardware is turned off use the Fn + F10 key combination to turn it on again).
2.0M PC Camera
Screen Refresh
The 2.0M PC Camera
module
supports
a
frame rate of 12 fps. If
you find that the screen
refresh rate is subject to
lag or stuttering, then reduce the window size,
or adjust the Output
Size
and/or
Color
Space Compression.
To reduce Output Size
and/or Color Space
Compression run the
BisonCap application,
click Options and select
Video Capture Pin. Adjust the settings from the
appropriate pull-down
menu.
PC Camera Module 7 - 7
7
Modules
PC Camera Audio Setup
If you wish to capture video & audio with your camera, it is necessary to setup the
audio recording options in Windows.
1.
2.
3.
4.
7
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
Click Sound
(Hardware and Sound).
Click Recording (tab).
Right-click Microphone (Realtek High Definition Audio) and make sure the item is
not disabled.
5. Double-click Microphone (or select Properties from the right-click menu).
6. Click Levels (tab), and adjust the Microphone and Microphone Boost sliders to
the level required.
7. Click OK and close the control panels.
8. Run the BisonCap application program from the Start > Programs/All Programs
> BisonCam menu.
9. Go to the Devices menu heading and select Microphone (Realtek....) (it should
have a tick alongside it).
10. Go to the Capture menu heading and select Capture Audio (it should have a tick
alongside it).
7 - 8 PC Camera Module
Modules
Figure 7 - 5
Audio Setup for PC
Camera
Right-click
7
PC Camera Module 7 - 9
Modules
Pre-Allocating File
Space
You may pre-allocate
the file size (File > Allocate File Size) for the
capture file in the
BisonCap program.
7
Pre-allocating space on
the hard disk can improve the capture quality (particularly of large
capture files), by reducing the amount of work
the hard disk has to do
in finding space for the
video data as it is being
captured.
See also “Reducing
Video File Size” on
page 7 - 11.
BisonCap
BisonCap is a video viewer for general purpose video viewing and testing, and for
capturing video files to.avi format.
1.
2.
3.
Run the BisonCap program from the Start > Programs/All Programs > BisonCam menu (it is recommended that you set the capture file before the capture
process - see Set Capture File below).
Go to the Capture menu heading (if you wish to capture audio check “PC Camera
Audio Setup” on page 7 - 8) and select Start Capture.
Click OK (the file location will be displayed in the pop-up box) to start capturing the
video, and press Esc to stop the capture (you can view the file using the Windows
Media Player).
Set Capture File
Prior to capturing video files you may select the Set Capture File... option in the
File menu, and set the file name and location before capture (this will help avoid accidentally overwriting files). Set the name and location then click Open, then set the
“Capture file size:” and click OK. You can then start the capture process as above.
Note the important information in “Reducing Video File Size” on page 7 - 11 in order to save file space, and help prevent system problems.
7 - 10 PC Camera Module
Modules
Reducing Video File Size
Note that capturing high resolution video files requires a substantial amount of disk
space for each file. After recording video, check the video file size (right-click the
file and select Properties) and the remaining free space on your hard disk (go to My
Computer, right-click the hard disk, and select Properties). If necessary you can
remove the recorded video file to a removable medium e.g. CD, DVD or USB Flash
drive.
Note that the Windows Vista system requires a minimum of 15GB of free space on
the C: drive system partition. In order to prevent system problems it is recommended that you save the captured video file to a location other than the C: drive (see “Set
Capture File” on page 7 - 10), limit the file size of the captured video (see “PreAllocating File Space” on page 7 - 10) or reduce video resolution (see below).
To Reduce Video Resolution Output Size:
1.
2.
3.
Run the BisonCap program.
Go to Options and scroll down to select Video Capture Pin....
Click the Output Size drop box and select a lower resolution size in order to
reduce the captured file size.
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Eliminating Screen Flicker
If you find that the video screen in the BisonCap program is flickering, you can try
to adjust the setting in the Video Capture Filter options.
1.
2.
3.
Run the BisonCap program.
Go to Options and scroll down to select Video Capture Filter....
Click either 50Hz or 60Hz under Frequency in Property Page (tab).
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Figure 7 - 6
Video Capture Filter
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Zoom
The BisonCap program allows you to zoom the camera in and out.
1.
2.
Run the BisonCap/Video View program.
Go to Zoom and select Zoom Out/Zoom In.
Figure 7 - 7
Zoom/Setting
Snapshot Folder
Taking Still Pictures
The BisonCap program allows you to take still pictures.
1.
2.
3.
Run the BisonCap program.
Go to Options and select Take Picture.
The picture (in JPEG format) will be placed in the Snapshot folder
desktop.
on the
The Snapshot folder’s
default location is on the
desktop. Do not move
this folder or an error
may appear when you
try to take a still picture.
If you accidentally delete or move the folder,
you can create a new
Snapshot folder on the
desktop in order to capture the files.
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Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
7
Wireless LAN Module
If you have included an Intel® Wi-Fi Link 5100/5300 Series (802.11 a/g/n) WLAN
module in your purchase option, make sure that the Wireless LAN module is on before installing the driver.
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure
the module(s) are OFF if
you are using the computer
aboard aircraft.
Use the Fn + F11 key combination (see Table 1 - 4, on page 1 - 11) to toggle power
to the Wireless LAN module. When the WLAN module is powered on, the
LED
will be green and the indicator
will briefly be displayed. Make sure you install
the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3.
Use the Fn + F11 key combination to toggle power to
the WLAN module, and
check the LED indicator to
see if the module is powered on or not (see Table 1
- 4, on page 1 - 11/ Table 1
- 2, on page 1 - 9).
Intel® Wi-Fi Link 5100/5300 Series (802.11 a/g/n) Driver Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 2.Install Wireless Lan Driver > Yes.
4. Windows will then configure the driver software and automatically restart
the computer.
Note: The operating system is the default setting for Wireless LAN control in Windows Vista (see overleaf).
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Connecting to a Wireless Network
Make sure the Wireless LAN module is turned on.
1.
Click the taskbar wireless icon , and then click Connect to a network (or rightclick the icon , and then click Connect to a network).
Figure 7 - 8
Taskbar Menus
Click icon
Right-click icon
2.
3.
In the Show list, click to choose Wireless from the drop-down menu.
A list of currently available networks will appear.
Network and
Sharing Center
You can also use the
Network and Sharing
Center control panel in
Windows (Network and
Internet) to connect to
any available wireless
networks.
Figure 7 - 9
Connect to a
Network
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4.
5.
Click a network, and then click Connect.
If you do not see a network you want to connect to, click Set up a connection or
network (a list of options will appear allowing manual searching, and creating a
new network).
6.
Move the cursor over the taskbar icon
Figure 7 - 10
Connecting
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Figure 7 - 11
Connection Status
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to see the connection status (see below).
Modules
7.
To disconnect from the wireless network you can click the taskbar wireless icon
, and then select Connect or disconnect to access the network menu, and
click Disconnect (or right-click the icon
, and then click Disconnect from).
Click icon
Security Enabled
Networks
You should try to make
sure that any network
you are connecting to is
a secure network.
Connecting to unsecure
networks may allow unauthorized access to
your computer, documents, websites and
files etc.
Figure 7 - 12
Disconnecting
Right-click icon
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Windows Mobility Center
The Windows Mobility Center control panel provides an easy point of access for
information on battery status, power plans used and wireless device status etc.
To access the Windows Mobility Center:
1.
2.
3.
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Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control
Panel).
Double-click Windows Mobility Center (Mobile PC).
Click the button to Turn wireless off/on, or click the icon
to access the network
menu.
Figure 7 - 13
Windows Mobility
Center
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Security Modules (Fingerprint & TPM)
The encrypted channel between the Trusted Platform Module security chip and
the fingerprint reader with Protector Suite Software provides a high level of security for your computer. A further level of security and control is provided in the
BIOS (see “Security Menu” on page 5 - 12).
The Trusted Platform Module security chip needs to be set up BEFORE you install your operating system software and requires partitioning the hard disks in accordance with Windows BitLocker drive encryption.
The fingerprint reader and Protector Suite Software allow you to:
•
•
•
•
•
Access or Lock your computer
Protect sensitive files
Display and file your favorite web pages
Fill in frequently used dialogs
Run your favorite applications
Password Warning
If you set passwords for
any of the security modules, NEVER forget your
password.
The consequences of
this could be serious. If
you cannot remember
your boot password you
must contact your vendor and you may lose all
of the information on
your hard disk.
The TPM security chip allows you to create and manage digital certificates for user
and platform authentication. This type of security is usually administered within
large enterprises and organizations, and therefore requires implementation by a system administrator before users can access security features.
Individual users can use the TPM as an authentication with the fingerprint reader.
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Fingerprint Reader Module
Help & Manual
If you have included the fingerprint reader in your purchase option you will need to
install the driver as per the instructions below.
Right-click the taskbar icon
to bring up the menu to
select Help.
Make sure you have administrator’s rights to your computer, and have a Windows
password enabled for full security protection.
Insert the Device Drivers &
Utilities + User’s Manual
disc and click Option Drivers (button). Click Unlock
(button) and then click 3.Install FingerPrint Driver
>Yes.
Before beginning the enrollment process it is recommended that you go through the
fingerprint tutorial. To run the tutorial click Start > Programs/All Programs >
Protector Suite QL > Fingerprint Tutorial after installing the driver.
Click Documentation to
open the folder containing
the manual in .pdf format.
To install the Adobe Acrobat
Reader software to read the
file, insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click User’s
Manual (button), and click
Install Acrobat Reader
(button).
Fingerprint Reader Driver Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers.
3. Click 3.Install FingerPrint Driver > Yes.
4. Click Software Installation.
5. Click Next > Next > Next.
6. Click Finish > Yes to restart the computer.
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User Enrollment
1.
2.
Click Start > Programs/All Programs > Protector Suite QL > User Enrollment,
or double click the taskbar icon
.
Click Initialize.
Figure 7 - 14
Initialize
Fingerprints
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3.
4.
On the first run of the program you will be asked to click the button to accept the
license, and then click OK.
Click Next and select “Enrollment to the hard disk”, and click Finish.
Figure 7 - 15
Enroll to Hard Disk
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5.
6.
7.
8.
If you have not set a Windows password you will be prompted to do so (note: If
you have not set a password Protector Suite QL cannot secure access to your
computer).
Click Next.
You will then be prompted to enter your Windows password and click Next.
Select either to use the fingerprint reader alone for authentication, or choose both
the fingerprint reader and the Windows password, and then click Next.
Figure 7 - 16
Multifactor
7
9.
Click Next > Next (if you have the “Run interactive tutorial” tickbox selected you
will run through the Fingerprint Tutorial).
10. Click Next for each window of the tutorial (you can click the button to “skip
tutorial” at any time).
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11. Click the button above any of the fingers to begin the enrollment process for that
finger.
12. Swipe the finger five times to enroll that finger.
13. Repeat the process for all the fingers you wish to enroll (see sidebar), and then
click Next.
14. Click Finish.
15. Click “Help” in the Fingerprint Control Center to get more information on any
topic.
16. You can also run the Tutorial, or Introduction (to run the product tour video) to
get more information.
Fingerprint
Enrollment
Note that it is strongly recommended that you enroll
more than one finger in
case of injury etc.
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Figure 7 - 17
Fingerprint
Enrollment
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17. Right-click the taskbar icon
to bring up the Control Center that allows you to
Edit Fingerprints, register applications, manage Password Bank, File Safe
and access the Help menu etc. You can also run the Control Center etc. from the
Protector Suite QL item in the Programs/All Programs menu.
Figure 7 - 18
Control Center &
Biomenu
7
18. See “Help & Manual” on page 7 - 20 for further details.
19. If you swipe your finger over the reader at any time you can access the Biomenu
to lock the computer, register websites, access the Personal Safe open the
Control Center and access the Help menu.
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Fingerprint Control Center Features
Application Launcher
The Application Launcher allows you to register applications to be launched when
assigned to a particular finger. Simply copy the application icon on to one of the registered fingers and ten click OK to close the application window. Once registered the
application will launch when you swipe the appropriate finger across the sensor.
Password Bank
The Password Bank stores registrations of user names, passwords and other settings for web sites etc.
File Safe
File Safe is an encrypted area assigned on your hard drive that allows you to store
files and folders to be protected by fingerprint protection.
For more information on these and other features simply access “Help” in the Fingerprint Control Center and select the item from the menu on the left.
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Latest TPM
Information
7
Check the disc, and
any accompanying insert pages, for the latest information on TPM
installation, which may
override the information provided here.
TPM configuration information is subject to
change without notice.
Single Memory
Module Installation
If your computer has a
single memory module,
then insert the module
into the lower memory
socket (the socket closest to the mainboard)
as shown in Figure 6 10 on page 6 - 9.
Trusted Platform Module
Before setting up the TPM functions you must initialize the security platform in the
BIOS. You must then install the Windows Vista operating system and partition your
hard disk in accordance with Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption. Note that
only the following Windows Vista versions support BitLocker Drive Encryption:
• Windows Vista Enterprise Edition (with Service Pack 1)
• Windows Vista Ultimate Edition (with Service Pack 1)
This type of security is usually administered within large enterprises and organizations, and therefore requires implementation by a system administrator before users
can access security features.
Prepare the following before setting up the Trusted Platform Module:
1.
2.
3.
The Microsoft Windows OS CD.
A USB (flash) memory device.
The Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual DVD-ROM (to install all drivers
after the initial setup).
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Initializing TPM
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Restart the computer.
Enter the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility by pressing F2 during the POST.
Use the arrow keys to select the Security menu.
Select TPM Support and set the item to Enabled.
The TPM State menu will then appear.
Figure 7 - 19
Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility
Main
Advanced
Security
Security
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
F1
Esc
Supervisor Password Is:
User Password Is:
Clear
Clear
Set Supervisor Password
[Enabled]
Password on boot:
Fixed disk boot sector:
[Disabled]
[Normal]
TPM Support
[Enabled]
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
BIOS Security
Menu
Supervisor Password
controls access to the
setup utility.
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
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6.
7.
Use the arrow keys to select the TPM State menu.
Select TPM Function, and set the item to Enable.
Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility
Main
Advanced
TPM State
Security
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
Current TPM State:
UNKNOWN
TPM Function
[No Change
Change TPM State
]
No Change
Enable
Disabled
Clear & Disabled
A disabled security
chip prevents encrypted
data from being used
A deactivated security
chip prevents a user
from taking ownership
Figure 7 - 20
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BIOS TPM State
Menu
F1
Esc
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Help
Exit
Select Item
Select Menu
-/+
Enter
Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Press F10 to save the changed BIOS information, exit the BIOS and restart the
computer.
Go to the Boot menu (see “Boot Menu” on page 5 - 14).
Set the CD/DVD-ROM Drive (make sure the Microsoft Windows Vista OS disc is
inserted) as the first device in the boot order from the Boot priority order menu.
Go to the Exit menu (see “Exit Menu” on page 5 - 15) and select “Exit Saving
Changes” (or press F10 and select “Yes” then press Enter) and press Enter to exit
the BIOS and reboot the computer.
When the computer restarts you will be prompted to choose your action; press
Enter and select “Execute” and then press F10 to save and restart the computer.
You will now need to install the Windows Vista operating system software
(Enterprise or Ultimate Edition) and partition the hard disk for Windows BitLocker
drive Encryption (see over).
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Partitioning a Hard Disk for BitLocker Drive Encryption
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
Make sure the Microsoft Windows Vista OS disc is inserted in the CD/DVD drive.
As the computer starts up, press a key when you see the message “Press any
key to boot from CD or DVD”.
In the initial screen choose your Language to install, Time and currency format,
Keyboard or input method and then click Next.
Click Repair your computer (at the bottom left of the screen).
Make sure no O/S is selected in the System Recovery Options window (click in
an empty area of the window below any listed entries to do this) and click Next.
Click Command Prompt.
When the command prompt appears type “diskpart” and press Enter.
When the DISKPART> prompt appears type “select disk 0” and press Enter.
Type “clean” and press Enter to erase the existing partition table.
Type “create partition primary size = 1500” and press Enter to set the partition
you are creating as a primary partition.
Type “assign letter = S” and press Enter to designate this partition as the “S”
partition.
Type “active” and press Enter to set the new partition as active.
Type “create partition primary” and press Enter to create another primary
partition (you will install Windows on this primary partition).
Type “assign letter = C” and press Enter to designate this partion as the “C”
partition.
Type “list volume” to see details of the created partitions.
Type “exit” and press Enter to exit the diskpart application.
Type “format C: /y /q /fs:NTFS” and press Enter to format the “C” volume.
Type “format S: /y /q /fs:NTFS” and press Enter to format the “S” volume.
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19. Type “exit” and press Enter to exit the command prompt.
20. Close (click the close icon in the top right of the screen or press Alt + F4) the
System Recovery Options (do not click Shut Down or Restart).
21. You will now be returned to the Windows Vista O/S installation screen.
22. Click Install Now and proceed through the installation screens to complete the
Windows Vista installation (make sure you install Windows on Partition 2 and
not on the 1.5GB Partition 1 “S” drive).
23. After Windows has installed you will need to enable BitLocker Drive Encryption
Advanced Startup Options (see overleaf)
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Enabling BitLocker Drive Encryption Advanced Startup Options
1.
2.
You will need to go to the Local Group Policy Editor.
Click Start > Programs/All Programs > Accessories > Run (or type “run” into
the Start Search box).
Figure 7 - 21
Run “gpedit.msc”
3.
4.
5.
Type “gpedit.msc” into the Open box and click OK.
Click the arrows to expand the menu selections (on the left of the screen) to show
Administrative Templates > Windows Components > BitLocker Drive Encryption.
Double-click Control Panel Setup: Enable advanced startup options on the
menu on the right and click Properties.
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Figure 7 - 22
Local Group Policy
Editor
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6.
•
•
•
•
7.
7
Configure the control panel settings as follows:
Click Enabled (button)
Click Allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM (tickbox)
Select Require startup key with TPM (Configure TPM startup key option)
Select Disallow startup PIN with TPM (Configure TPM startup PIN option)
Click Apply and then close the control panels).
Figure 7 - 23
Setting Options
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8.
Click Start > Programs/All Programs > Accessories > Run (or type “run” into
the Start Search box).
Figure 7 - 24
Run “gpupdate”
9. Type “gpupdate” into the Open box and click OK.
10. The update program will then run and display if the User Policy update has been
successful.
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Figure 7 - 25
User Policy
Updated
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11. You will now need to initialize the TPM using the TPM Initialization Wizard (make
sure you have Administrator privileges to the computer).
12. Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
13. Double-click BitLocker Drive Encryption (Security).
14. Click TPM Administration in the bottom left menu.
Figure 7 - 26
BitLocker Control
Panel
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15. Click Initialize TPM and use the Wizard to help you create a password (click
Initialize).
Figure 7 - 27
Initialize TPM
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16. Close the TPM Management window.
17. Click Turn On BitLocker and then click Require Startup USB key at every
startup.
Figure 7 - 28
Turn On BitLocker
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18. You will then be prompted to insert a USB memory device in order to save the
Startup Key (select the drive and click Save to save the key).
Figure 7 - 29
Save Startup Key
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19. You will then need to save the recovery password.
20. It is recommended that you select Save the password on a USB drive (click
Save).
Figure 7 - 30
Save Password
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21. Click Next and then click Continue to Encryption the Volume.
Figure 7 - 31
Encrypt the
Volume
22. Click Restart Now (make sure the USB memory device is inserted).
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23. You will need to go to the Local Group Policy Editor to setup the PIN with TPM
startup option.
24. Click Start > Programs/All Programs > Accessories > Run (or type “run” into
the Start Search box).
Figure 7 - 32
Run “gpedit.msc”
25. Type “gpedit.msc” into the Open box and click OK.
26. Click the arrows to expand the menu selections (on the left of the screen) to show
Administrative Templates > Windows Components > BitLocker Drive Encryption.
27. Double-click Control Panel Setup: Enable advanced startup options on the
menu on the right and click Properties.
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Figure 7 - 33
Local Group Policy
Editor
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28. Configure the control panel settings as follows:
•
•
•
•
Click Enabled (button)
Click Allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM (tickbox)
Select Disallow startup key with TPM (Configure TPM startup key option)
Select Require startup PIN with TPM (Configure TPM startup PIN option)
29. Click Apply and then close the control panels).
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Figure 7 - 34
Setting Options
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30. Click Start > Programs/All Programs > Accessories > Run (or type “run” into
the Start Search box).
Figure 7 - 35
Run “gpupdate”
31. Type “gpupdate” into the Open box and click OK.
32. The update program will then run and display if the User Policy update has been
successful.
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Figure 7 - 36
User Policy
Updated
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33. Click Start, and click Control Panel
(or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
34. Double-click BitLocker Drive Encryption (Security).
35. Click TPM Administration in the bottom left menu.
Figure 7 - 37
BitLocker Control
Panel
7
36. Check the TPM is initialized then close the TPM Management window.
Figure 7 - 38
Initialize TPM
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37. Click Turn On BitLocker and then click Require PIN at every startup.
Figure 7 - 39
Require PIN
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38. You will then be prompted to type and confirm a PIN number (click Set PIN).
Figure 7 - 40
Set PIN
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39. It is recommended that you select Save the password on a USB drive (click
Save).
Figure 7 - 41
Save Password
7
40. Click Next and then click Continue to Encryption the Volume.
Help & Information
For more information about the BitLocker feature, see (http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window-shops/en/library/c61f2a12-8ae6-4957b031-97b4d762cf311033.mspx?mfr=true).
Figure 7 - 42
Encrypt the
Volume
41. Click Restart Now.
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USB TV Tuner Module
A CD containing drivers, software and a user guide will be supplied if your purchase
configuration includes the optional USB TV Tuner module. In addition a driver is
provided on the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc for the remote
control supplied with the TV Tuner.
You will also be supplied with a remote control unit and appropriate antenna and fittings for the USB TV Tuner module.
The optional TV Tuner allows you to watch TV, play music CDs, video conference
and capture still images and video on your PC.
The Cable (CATV) antenna jack will only be enabled when the TV Tuner module is installed. Make sure you install the driver before connecting the TV antenna.
TV Antenna
The TV antenna supplied with any TV Tuner
module is intended for
indoor use only. Please
do not use your TV Tuner module outdoors.
TV Tuner Remote
Point the remote at the
consumer IR transceiver to change channels
etc.
Figure 7 - 43
TV Tuner Ports/Jacks
1
1.
2.
2
Infrared & Consumer Infrared
Transceiver
Cable (CATV)
Antenna Jack
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Consumer Infrared Remote Control Unit Driver
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers.
3. Click 4.Install ITE CIR Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Yes > Next > Finish.
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TV Tuner Driver Installation
1. Insert the MC770A Driver disc into the CD/DVD drive and double-click
the device drive icon.
2. Click MC770A Driver V**** and S/W Encoder Setup.
3. Choose the language you prefer, and click Next > Next > Next > Next.
4. Click the button to accept the license agreement, and then click Next.
5. Click Next > Next.
6. Click “Yes, restart my computer now.” (button) and click Next.
7. Click Finish > Finish > Finish to restart the computer.
8. Insert the MC770A Driver disc into the CD/DVD drive and double-click
the device drive icon.
9. Click AP Verr******** to install the application.
10. Click Next.
11. Click the button to accept the license agreement, and then click Next.
12. Click Next (make sure you input a User and Company Name).
13. Type in the serial number provided, and then click Next.
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14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
Choose the language you prefer, and click Next.
Click Next > Next > Next.
Click “Yes, restart my computer now.” (button) and click Next.
Click Finish to restart the computer.
Run the Hybrid DTV application from the Start > Programs/All Programs > Hybrid DTV and select the Hybrid DTV program or doubleclick the Hybrid DTV shortcut on the desktop.
or
19. Run Windows Media Center directly from the Start menu (Start > Programs > Windows Media Center).
20. Windows Help and Support provides information on the Windows Media
Center functions. Click Start
and select Help and Support, and then
type “Media Center” in the Search Help box and click the magnifying
glass icon
to bring up the results.
Windows Media
Center
Note that the Windows
Media Center software
comes built-in to the
Windows Vista Home
Premium and Ultimate
Editions only.
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Digital TV Broadcast Signal
CATV Cable Safety
Make sure that your
CATV system installer
has connected the Coaxial cable shield to the
grounding system of the
building, as close to the
point of cable entry as
practical.
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This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention
to Article 820-93 of the
NEC (Section 54, Part I
of the Canadian Electrical Code).
The antenna is the most crucial factor in receiving a clear digital terrestrial TV
broadcast signal. The passive antenna provided should provide a clear signal when
placed beside a window. If the signal is not clear then you can purchase an active
antenna (it should also be placed beside a window) to improve the signal. You
should also check with any related government website which provides information
on digital terrestrial TV coverage for your area. Note that (unlike standard analog
TV) if the digital signal is weak then no picture will appear on the TV at all.
TV Recording and Power Plans
If you intend to use the optional TV Tuner to record live TV, then go to the Power
Options control panel and create a power plan (see “Power Plans” on page 3 - 4) to
prevent the power saving options from adjusting the computer’s performance level.
Remote Control Unit
The remote control unit allows you to remotely start and send the system into a power saving state, to run Windows Media Center and to navigate the Media Center
menus etc. The remote control unit also gives full control over all TV and video
functions.
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Intel Turbo Memory Module
If you have included an Intel Turbo Memory (Robson) NAND flash memory card
module in your purchase option, then you will need to enable the option in the BIOS
(see “Advanced Menu” on page 5 - 8) BEFORE installing the Windows Vista operating system software (do not enable this option in Windows XP or on a Windows
Vista operating system that has been installed without the option enabled).
Intel Turbo Memory Technology (also known as Robson flash memory) is an Intel
technology that reduces the time it takes for a computer to boot up, to load applications, and to write data to the hard drive. Intel Turbo Memory Technology is supported in Windows Vista only (it also supports Windows Vista features such as
ReadyBoost, ReadyDrive, and Superfetch).
Intel Turbo Memory & Matrix Storage Setup and Driver Installation
1. Start-up the computer and press <F2> to enter the BIOS (see “The Setup
Utility” on page 5 - 4).
2. Go to the Advanced menu, select “Installed O/S” and make sure “Vista” is
the selected option (see “Advanced Menu” on page 5 - 8).
3. Go to the “SATA Mode Selection” item and make sure “AHCI” is selected.
4. Go to the Boot menu (see “Boot Menu” on page 5 - 14).
5. Set the CD/DVD-ROM Drive (make sure the Microsoft Windows Vista OS
disc is inserted) as the first device in the boot order from the Boot priority
order menu.
e-SATA Port
Support
Note that the Intel Matrix Storage driver is
required to support
the e-SATA port even if
you have not included
an Intel Turbo Memory
module in your purchase configuration.
Follow the instructions
provided here in order to
install the driver.
Intel Turbo Memory Module 7 - 47
7
Modules
7
6. Go to the Exit menu (see “Exit Menu” on page 5 - 15) and select “Exit
Saving Changes” (or press F10 and select “Yes” then press Enter) and
press Enter to exit the BIOS and reboot the computer.
7. As the computer starts up, press a key when you see the message “Press
any key to boot from CD or DVD”.
8. The system software will prompt you through the installation procedure
(see the Microsoft Windows Vista OS documentation for more details).
9. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
10. Install the drivers as per the instructions in Chapter 4 (make sure the drivers
are installed in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3).
11. Click Option Drivers (button).
12. Click 5.Install TM&iMSM Driver > Yes.
13. Click Next > Yes > Next > Next.
14. Click Finish to restart the computer.
7 - 48 Intel Turbo Memory Module
Modules
15. Run the Intel® Turbo Memory Console from the Programs/All Programs menu (Intel® Turbo Memory).
Intel Turbo Memory
Console
Note that the Intel Turbo
Memory Console DOES
NOT appear if you have
not included a Turbo
Memory module in your
purchase configuration.
You can enable/disable
the ReadyBoost and
ReadyDrive from this
console.
• Windows ReadyBoost - uses flash memory as a hard-drive caching solution.
• Windows ReadyDrive - uses hybrid drives as a hard-drive caching solution
Figure 7 - 44
Intel Turbo Memory
Console
Intel Turbo Memory Module 7 - 49
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Modules
7
7 - 50
Troubleshooting
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting
Overview
Should you have any problems with your computer, before consulting your service representative, you may want
to try to solve the problem yourself. This chapter lists some common problems and their possible solutions. This
can’t anticipate every problem, but you should check here before you panic. If you don’t find the answer in these
pages, make sure you have followed the instructions carefully and observed the safety precautions in the preface.
If all else fails, talk to your service representative. You should also make a record of what happened and what
remedies you tried.
Of course, if something goes wrong, it will happen at the most inconvenient time possible, so you should preview
this section just in case. If, after you’ve tried everything, and the system still won’t cooperate, try turning it off
for a few minutes and then rebooting. You will lose any unsaved data, but it may start working again. Then call
your service representative.
Overview 8 - 1
8
Troubleshooting
Basic Hints and Tips
Many of the following may seem obvious but they are often the solution to a problem when your computer appears not to be working.
• Power - Is the computer actually plugged into a working electrical outlet? If plugged into a power strip,
make sure it is actually working. Check the LED Power Indicators (see “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9)
to see the computer’s power status.
• Connections - Check all the cables to make sure that there are no loose connections anywhere.
• Power Savings - Make sure that the system is not in Hibernate or Sleep mode by pressing the keys configured in your Power Options (see “Configuring the Power Buttons” on page 3 - 8), the Fn + F4 key combination, or power button to wake-up the system.
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• Brightness - Check the brightness of the screen by pressing the Fn + F8 and F9 keys to adjust the brightness (see Table 1 - 4, on page 1 - 11).
• Display Choice - Press Fn + F7 to make sure the system is not set to “external only” display.
• Boot Drive - Make sure there are no optical media and/or USB storage devices in any connected drive
when you start up your machine (this is a common cause of the message “Invalid system disk - Replace the
disk, and then press any key” / “Remove disks or other media. Press any key to restart”).
8 - 2 Basic Hints and Tips
Troubleshooting
Backup and General Maintenance
• Always backup your important data, and keep copies of your OS and programs safe, but close to hand.
Don’t forget to note the serial numbers if you are storing them out of their original cases, e.g. in a CD wallet.
• Run maintenance programs on your hard disk and OS as often as you can. You may schedule these programs to run at times when you are not using your computer. You can use those that are provided free with
your OS, or buy the more powerful dedicated programs to do so.
• Write down your passwords and keep them safe (away from your computer). This is especially important if
you choose to use a Boot password for the SCU (see “Security Menu” on page 5 - 12).
• Keep copies of vital settings files such as network, dialup settings, mail settings etc. (even if just brief
notes).
Warranty
The CPU is not a user serviceable part. Opening this compartment, or accessing the CPU in any way, may violate your warranty.
Backup and General Maintenance 8 - 3
8
Troubleshooting
Viruses
• Install an Anti-Virus program and keep the definitions file (the file which tells your program which viruses
to look for) up to date. New computer viruses are discovered daily, and some of them may seriously harm
your computer and cause you to lose data. Anti-Virus programs are commercially available and the definitions file updates are usually downloadable directly from the internet.
• Be careful when opening e-mail from sources you don’t know. Viruses are often triggered from within email attachments so take care when opening any attached file. You can configure most Anti-Virus programs to check all e-mail attachments. Note: You should also beware of files from people you know as the
virus may have infected an address book and been automatically forwarded without the person’s knowledge.
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• Keep a “Bootable CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/USB storage device” (this CD/DVD/USB device provides basic
information which allows you to startup your computer) handy. You may refer to your OS’s documentation
for instructions on how to make one, and many Anti-Virus programs will also provide such a disk (or at
least instructions on how to make one).
8 - 4 Viruses
Troubleshooting
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software
• Do not be tempted to make changes to your Windows Registry unless you are very sure of what you are
doing, otherwise you will risk severely damaging your system.
• Don’t open your computer or undertake any repair or upgrade work if you are not comfortable with what
you are doing.
• Read the documentation. We can assume, since you are reading this that you are looking at the computer’s
manual, but what about any new peripheral devices you have just purchased? Many problems are caused by
the installation of new hardware and/or software. Always refer to the documentation of any new hardware
and/or software, and pay particular attention to files entitled “READ ME” or “READ ME FIRST”.
• When installing a new device always make sure the device is powered on, and in many cases you will need
to restart the computer. Always check that all the cables are correctly connected.
• Make sure you have installed the drivers for any new hardware you have installed (latest driver files are
usually available to download from vendor’s websites).
• Thoroughly check any recent changes you made to your system as these changes may affect one or more
system components, or software programs. If possible, go back and undo the change you just made and see
if the problem still occurs.
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software 8 - 5
8
Troubleshooting
• Don’t over complicate things. The less you have to deal with then the easier the source of the problem may
be found; Example - if your computer has many devices plugged into its ports, and a number of programs
running, then it will be difficult to determine the cause of a problem. Try disconnecting all of the devices
and restarting the computer with all the peripheral devices unplugged. A process of elimination (adding and
removing devices and restarting where necessary) will often find the source of a problem, although this may
be time consuming.
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8 - 6 Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software
Troubleshooting
Problems & Possible Solutions
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
You turned the power on
but it doesn’t work.
Battery missing / incorrectly installed. Check the battery bay, make sure the battery is present
and seated properly (the design of the battery only allows it to go in one way). Make sure there’s
nothing interfering with the battery contacts.
The Battery LED power
indicator
, is blinking
orange.
Low Battery. Plug in the AC power source. If the computer doesn’t start up immediately, turn it off
then on again.
You are losing battery
power too quickly.
The system is using too much power. If your OS has a Power Options scheme (see “Power
Plans” on page 3 - 4/“Power Schemes” on page D - 16) check its settings. You may also be
using an ExpressCard device/USB device/external device that is drawing a lot of power.
Actual battery operating
time is shorter than
expected.
The battery has not been fully discharged before being recharged. Make sure the battery is fully
discharged and recharge it completely before reusing (see “Battery Information” on page 3 10/“Battery Information” on page D - 20).
Check the settings of any active power plan (see “Power Plans” on page 3 - 4/“Power
Schemes” on page D - 16).
A peripheral device/USB device is consuming a lot of power. Turn off/remove the unused device
to save power.
Problems & Possible Solutions 8 - 7
8
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The computer feels too
hot.
Make sure the computer is properly ventilated and the vents/fan intakes are not blocked. If this
doesn’t cool it down, put the system into Hibernate mode or turn it off for an hour. Make sure the
computer isn’t sitting on a thermal surface (see “Overheating” on page 1 - 12). Make sure
you’re using the correct adapter.
Make sure that your notebook is completely powered off before putting it into a travel bag (or any
such container). Putting a notebook which is powered on in a travel bag may cause the vents/fan
intakes to be blocked.
Nothing
screen.
appears
on
The system is in a power saving mode. Toggle the Fn + F4 (see “Configuring the Power
Buttons” on page 3 - 8/“Configuring the Power Button” on page D - 19).
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The screen controls need to be adjusted. Toggle the screen control Fn + F8/F9 key
combinations. If you’re connected to an external monitor, make sure it’s plugged in and turned
on. You should also check the monitor’s own brightness and contrast controls.
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The computer is set for a different display. Toggle the screen display key Fn + F7 combination. If
an external monitor is connected, turn it on.
The screen saver is activated. Press any key or touch the TouchPad.
No image appears on
the external monitor I
have plugged in and
powered on.
You haven’t installed the video driver and configured it appropriately from the Control Panel. See
“NVIDIA Video Driver Controls” on page B - 1/“Video Features” on page D - 6 for
instructions on installing and configuring the video driver.
You forget
password.
If you forget the password, you may have to discharge the battery of the CMOS. Contact your
service representative for help.
the
boot
8 - 8 Problems & Possible Solutions
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
Password Warning
If you choose to set a boot password, NEVER forget your password. The consequences of this could be serious. If you cannot
remember your boot password you must contact your vendor and you may lose all of the information on your hard disk.
The sound cannot be
heard or the volume is
very low.
The volume might be set too low. Check the volume control in the Volume Control Panel in the
Windows taskbar, or use the key combination Fn + F5 and F6 (see “Audio Features” on page 2
- 9/“Audio Features” on page D - 4) to adjust.
The
compact
cannot be read.
The compact disc is dirty. Clean it with a CD-ROM cleaner kit.
disc
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The compact disc tray
will not open when there
is a disc in the tray.
The compact disc is not correctly placed in the tray. Gently try to remove the disc using the eject
hole (see “Loading Discs” on page 2 - 3).
The
DVD
regional
codes can no longer be
changed.
The code has been changed the maximum 5 times. See “DVD Regional Codes” on page 2 - 5/
“DVD Regional Codes” on page D - 2.
The TouchPad doesn’t
work.
The Touchpad has been disabled. Press the Touchpad toggle (Fn + F1) key combination (make
sure you have installed the Touchpad driver.
Problems & Possible Solutions 8 - 9
Troubleshooting
8
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The system freezes or
the screen goes dark.
The system’s power saving features have timed-out. Use the AC/DC adapter, press a key on the
keyboard, or press the sleep (Fn + F4) key combination, or press the power button if no LEDs are
lit.
The system never goes
into a power saving
mode.
Power Options features are not enabled. Go to the Windows Power Options menu and enable
the features you prefer (see “Power-Saving States” on page 3 - 6/“System Power Options”
on page D - 17). Make sure you have enabled Hibernate mode from the control panel.
The
Wireless
LAN/
Bluetooth/PC Camera
modules
cannot
be
detected.
The modules are off. Check the Wireless LED indicator
to see if either the WLAN or
Bluetooth modules are on or off (see “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9). If the LED indicator is off,
then press the appropriate function key combination in order to enable the modules. The function
key indicators (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page 1 - 11) will also indicate the power
status of the modules.
The Wireless LAN/PC
Camera modules cannot
be configured.
The driver(s) for the module(s) have not been installed. Make sure you have installed the driver
for the appropriate module (see the instructions in Chapter 7 “Modules” for the appropriate
module).
The
PC
Camera
software
displays
a
black screen when the
PC Camera software is
run.
The software is using the incorrect device. If you have both an optional PC Camera and an optional
TV Tuner module present, you will need to select which device to use with the BisonCap program.
Go to the Devices menu in the BisonCap program and select the BisonCam, NB Pro device.
8 - 10 Problems & Possible Solutions
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
Nothing appears on the
screen when the PC
Camera software is run.
You have selected an external display as the default display device. The PC Camera application
software needs to be run while the default notebook LCD is the selected display device.
After a camera picture is obtained on the default notebook LCD, you may then use the Fn + F7 to
toggle through the display modes (give the screen time to refresh).
If you have selected an external display as your display device do not run the PC Camera
software application until you have switched back to the notebook LCD.
A file cannot be copied
to/from a
connected
Bluetooth device.
The transfer of data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device is supported in one
direction only (simultaneous data transfer is not supported). If you are copying a file from
your computer to a Bluetooth enabled device, you will not be able to copy a file from the Bluetooth
enabled device to your computer until the file transfer process from the computer has been
completed
The Bluetooth module is
off after resuming from
Sleep.
The Bluetooth module’s default state will be off after resuming from the Sleep power-saving state.
Use the key combination (Fn + F12) to power on the Bluetooth module after the computer
resumes from Sleep.
No sound can be heard
through
an
HDMI
connected
display
device.
You have not configured the HDMI audio output. See “HDMI Audio Configuration” on page B 7.
Problems & Possible Solutions 8 - 11
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The Hibernate function
has disappeared.
You have a computer with 4GB of RAM and have installed Windows Vista Service Pack 1. This
is a known issue if your computer has 4GB of RAM and is running Windows Vista Service Pack
1. To re-enable Hibernate mode go to the Command Prompt and type the command “powercfg
-h on” (make sure you are logged on as an Administrator):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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The 3D Mark 2006
application
exits
or
causes a “Blue Screen”
when I attempt to run it.
Click Start
(menu button).
Type “cmd” in the Start Search box
.
Double click the Command Prompt
when it appears in the menu.
Type “powercfg -h on” in the Command Prompt window.
Close the Command Prompt window.
The Hibernate function will now be enabled.
This is an known issue acknowledged by 3D Mark (see http://www.futuremark.com/support/
3dmark06/"http://www.futuremark.com/support/3dmark06/).
Try un-plugging any external USB/FireWire storage devices such as DVD-drives or external hard
disks. Some network-attached storage devices may also cause this problem to appear, so
unmounting all network drives might also help.
You can also add "-nosysteminfo" at the end of the "Target:" field of 3DMark 2006's application
shortcut to disable the SystemInfo from running when the benchmark is being launched. This
should allow you to run all of the tests normally, but your results can't be submitted to the ORB if
this option has been used to launch the benchmark.
8 - 12 Problems & Possible Solutions
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
On some occasions the
LCD will appear to
flicker while running the
3D Mark 2006 in demo
mode, or while playing
games.
This is an known issue acknowledged by NVIDIA which can arise when using NVIDIA chipsets with
DirectX 10.0. Check the NVIDIA website for the latest updated drivers and current information.
The audio recording
quality is poor.
The audio recording settings have not been set to the optimal quality. Go to the Realtek HD
Audio Manager
and select Noise Suppression in Microphone (Microphone Effects). See
“Setup for Audio Recording” on page 2 - 10 for more details.
A “Blue Screen” appears
at startup.
The BIOS setting has been set for the incorrect operating system. Make sure that you have set
the correct operating system appropriate for your system. See “Installed O/S (Advanced
Menu)” on page 5 - 8 for more details.
The on screen volume
indicator
does not
display
the
volume
adjustment when using
an HDMI
connected
display device.
When adjusting the volume for an HDMI connected display device the on screen volume indicator
will not display the volume level as it is being adjusted. If you do need to see the volume
level as it is being adjusted you can display the Windows volume level indicator or the Realtek
HD Audio Manager (Digital Output) volume indicator.
Problems & Possible Solutions 8 - 13
8
Troubleshooting
Screen Resolution Error
If you are experiencing either screen resolution reduction, or screen flickering after resuming from Sleep in
Windows Vista only then follow the instructions below to fix this problem. This error arises in compliance with
Windows Vista policy, which triggers TMM (Transient Multi-Monitor Manager) when the notebook lid (S3) is
closed. TMM disconnects the LCD display from the OS and then adds the LCD display back when the lid is
opened. This may trigger TMM to restore an old display setting which may result in screen flickering or a screen
resolution change. To fix this problem you will need to disable TMM in the OS:
1.
2.
Go to the Control Panel in the Windows OS and double-click the Administrative Tools icon (System and
Maintenance).
Double-click Task Scheduler (Schedule Tasks).
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Figure 8 - 1 - Control Panel System and Maintenance
8 - 14 Screen Resolution Error
Troubleshooting
3.
4.
5.
Double-click Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows.
Click MobilePC to open the control panel.
Right-click TMM and select Disable.
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Figure 8 - 2 - TMM Disable
6.
Close all the control panels.
Screen Resolution Error 8 - 15
Troubleshooting
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8 - 16
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Appendix A: Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Overview
The following chapter will give a quick description of the ports & jacks which allow your computer to communicate with external devices, connect to the internet etc.
A
Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 1
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Ports and Jacks
Item
Card Reader
Description
The card reader allows you to use the following digital storage cards:
MMC (MultiMedia Card)
SD (Secure Digital)
MS (Memory Stick)
MS (Memory Stick Pro)
A
RS MMC (requires PC adapter)
Mini SD (requires PC adapter)
MS Duo (requires PC adapter)
CATV Antenna Jack
Use this jack to connect a CATV cable if you have included the optional Mini-PCI TV Tuner in
your purchase.
Consumer Infrared
Transceiver
The consumer infrared transceiver at the front of the computer allows the computer to
communicate with the remote control unit supplied with the optional Mini-PCI TV Tuner (see
“System Map: Bottom View” on page 1 - 15).
DC-In Jack
DVI-Out Port
Plug the supplied AC/DC adapter into this jack to power your computer.
The DVI-Out (Digital Visual Interface) Port is a video connector interface. This allows you to
connect an external monitor, TV or Flat Panel Display etc. as a display device (see “Attaching
Other Displays” on page B - 5) by means of a DVI cable. If you are using an older type of
monitor you will need to use a converter to convert the signal from DVI to VGA.
A - 2 Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Item
Description
e-SATA/USB Port
This is a combined e-SATA (external Serial Advanced Technology Attachment)/ USB 2.0
compatible port.
e-SATA
Plug external Serial ATA hard drives into this e-SATA (external Serial Advanced Technology
Attachment) port. See “USB 2.0/1.1 Ports” on page A - 5 for USB port information.
Note that the Intel Matrix Storage driver is required to support the e-SATA port (see “e-SATA
Port Support” on page 7 - 47) in Windows Vista.
Note that hot-swapping is NOT supported in the Windows XP O/S.
HDMI-Out Port
HDMI
The HDMI-Out (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an audio/video connector interface for
transmitting uncompressed digital streams. This allows you to connect an external monitor, TV or
Flat Panel Display etc. as a display device (see “Attaching Other Displays” on page B - 5) by
means of a HDMI cable. Note that HDMI carries both audio and video signals.
Note the HDMI configuration for audio output (see “HDMI Audio Configuration” on page B - 7).
Headphone-Out Jack
Headphones or speakers may be connected through this jack. Note: Set your system’s volume
to a reduced level before connecting to this jack.
Infrared (FIR)
Transceiver
The FIR (fast infrared) transceiver at the front of the computer allows the computer to
communicate with similarly equipped devices e.g. the remote control unit supplied with the TV
tuner device.
Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 3
A
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Item
Line-In Jack
Description
The Line-In jack allows you to play audio sources through the computer’s speakers.
Microphone-In Jack
Plug an external microphone in to this jack to record on your computer.
Mini-IEEE 1394 Port
This allows high-speed connection to various peripheral devices, e.g. external disk drives and
digital cameras (see note below).
IEEE 1394
The Mini-IEEE 1394 ports only support SELF POWERED IEEE 1394 devices.
A
RJ-11 Phone Jack
RJ-45 LAN Jack
This port connects to the built-in modem. You may plug the telephone line directly into this RJ-11
telephone connection.
Note: Broadband (e.g. ADSL) modems usually connect to the LAN port.
This port supports LAN (Network) functions.
Note: Broadband (e.g. ADSL) modems usually connect to the LAN port.
A - 4 Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Item
Description
S/PDIF-Out Jack
This S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format) Out Port allows you to connect your DVDcapable PC to a Dolby AC-3 compatible receiver for “5.1” or ‘dts’ surround sound.
Security Lock Slot
To prevent possible theft, a Kensington-type lock can be attached to this slot. Locks can be
purchased at any computer store.
USB 2.0/1.1 Ports
These USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0 compatible ports (USB 2.0 is fully USB 1.1 compliant) are
for low-speed peripherals such as keyboards, mice or scanners, and for high-speed peripherals
such as external HDDs, digital video cameras or high-speed scanners etc. Devices can be
plugged into the computer, and unplugged from the computer, without the need to turn the
system off (if the power rating of your USB device is 500mA or above, make sure you use the
power supply which comes with the device).
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Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 5
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
A
A - 6
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Appendix B: NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
The basic settings for configuring the LCD are outlined in “Video Features” on
page 1 - 17.
Resolution Error
NVIDIA Video Driver Installation
Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3.
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click Install
Drivers (button).
2. Click 2.Install Video Driver > Yes.
3. Click Next.
4. Click Finish to restart the computer.
If you are experiencing
screen resolution problems/screen flickering after
resuming from Sleep in
Windows Vista see page
8 - 14.
Video Card Options
Note that card types, specifications and drivers are subject to continual updates and changes. Check with your service center for the latest details on video cards supported.
NVIDIA Video Driver Installation B - 1
B
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
NVIDIA Control
Panel
To access the GeForce..... control panel from the desktop;
right-click the desktop, then click NVIDIA
Control Panel.
B
NVIDIA Control Panel
More advanced video configuration options are provided in the NVIDIA Control
Panel tab.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open the Display Settings (see page 1 - 18) control panel.
Click Advanced Settings (button).
Click GeForce..... (tab).
Click Start the NVIDIA Control Panel to make any video adjustments.
1.
2.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
Double-click NVIDIA Control Panel (click "Classic View" from the left of the
menu if you are in Control Panel Home).
OR
Figure B - 1
NVIDIA GeForce
Control Panel
B - 2 NVIDIA Control Panel
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
The NVIDIA Control Panel provides additional video configuration controls and
tools which allow quick access to features such as display configuration, 3D Settings
and Help menus etc.
Navigating the
Control Panel
Navigate through the
control panels in much
the same way as you
would a web page.
Click on the sub-heading tasks in the left
menu (and on the highlighted links) for information.
Use
the
buttons on the top left
to go back, forward
etc.
B
Figure B - 2
NVIDIA Control
Panels
NVIDIA Control Panel B - 3
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
The Help menus provide index and search features, and direct links to the NVIDIA
website etc.
Figure B - 3
Help Menus
B
B - 4 NVIDIA Control Panel
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Attaching Other Displays
Note that you can use a DVI cable connected to the DVI-Out port, or an HDMI
(High-Definition Multimedia Interface) cable connected to the HDMI-Out port to
connect an external display (if you are using an older type of monitor you can use a
converter to convert the signal from DVI to VGA). See your display device manual
to see which formats are supported.
Configuring an External Display in Windows Vista
1.
2.
3.
Attach your external display to the DVI-Out Port or HDMI-Out port, and turn it on.
If a New Display Detected window does not appear in Windows Vista, go to the
Windows Mobility Center control panel (Mobile PC > Adjust commonly used
mobility settings) and click Connect display.
Click on any of the buttons to configure the displays to your preferences, or click
Display Settings (in the New Display Detected window) to access the control
panel.
Display Devices
Besides the built-in
LCD, you can also use
an external monitor/flat
panel display as your
display device. The following are the display
options:
• The built-in LCD.
• An external display
connected to the DVIOut port.
• An external display
connected to the
HDMI-Out port.
Note that HDMI supports video and audio
signals.
Figure B - 4
New Display
Detected
Attaching Other Displays B - 5
B
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Configuring an External Display using the NVIDIA Control Panel
Alternatively you can use the NVIDIA control panel to configure any attached displays.
1.
2.
3.
Attach your external display to the DVI-Out Port or HDMI-Out port, and turn it on.
Go to NVIDIA Control Panel (see “NVIDIA Control Panel” on page B - 2).
Click Display, and then click Set up multiple displays.
4.
5.
Click to select the nView display mode you wish to use (see page B - 9).
Select the display(s) you want to use (if your display is not shown click “My Display
is not shown in the list...” or use the Fn + F7 key combination), and choose which
display is to be the primary display.
Click Apply > Yes to save the changes.
Figure B - 5
Set Up Multiple
Displays
B
6.
B - 6 Attaching Other Displays
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
HDMI Audio Configuration
As HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) carries both audio and video signals you will need to configure the audio output as per the instructions below.
Windows Audio Setup for HDMI
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
Click Sound
(Hardware and Sound).
Click Playback (tab), and click to select Realtek Digital Output.
Click Set Default (button).
Click OK to close the Sound
control panel.
You will now be able to hear audio sources when played in Windows Media Player.
Click the taskbar volume indicator
when Realtek
Digital Output is selected,
and you will note that the
icon at the top of the volume
level indicator has changed.
Figure B - 6
Realtek Digital
Output
B
Attaching Other Displays B - 7
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Other Applications
If you are using a third
party application to play
DVDs etc. you will need
to consult the application’s documentation to
see the appropriate audio configuration (the
application must support
digital to analog translation).
HDMI Notes
• Connect a device with HDMI support to the HDMI-Out port BEFORE attempting to play audio/video sources through the device.
• If you disconnect the HDMI cable the default audio playback device will not
revert to speakers until the computer is restarted (if you do not wish to restart the
computer then go to the Sound control panel and select Speakers as the default
audio playback device).
HDMI Video Configuration
1.
2.
3.
4.
Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI-Out port to your external display.
Configure your external display as per the instructions in “Configuring an
External Display using the NVIDIA Control Panel” on page B - 6.
Set up your external display (TV or LCD) for HDMI input (see your display device
manual).
You can now play video/audio sources through your external display.
B
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX/9800M GT Video Cards HDMI Audio Support
Note that NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX/9800M GT video cards do not support High Definition Audio through HDMI. When connecting these video cards to an external display (using
an HDMI cable), it is recommended that you use a third party video application (e.g Power
DVD) that provides appropriate audio decoding to play DVD’s etc. Alternatively you can output audio through an alternative source to the HDMI connection.
B - 8 Attaching Other Displays
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Display Modes
Single Display Mode
Only one of your displays is used.
Clone Mode
Clone Mode simply shows an exact copy of the Primary display desktop on the other
display(s). This mode will drive multiple displays with the same content.
Resolution Error
If you are experiencing
screen resolution problems/screen flickering after
resuming from Sleep in
Windows Vista see page
8 - 14.
Dualview Mode
Dualview Mode treats both connected displays as separate devices, and they act as
a virtual desktop resulting in a large workspace. When Dualview is enabled, you can
drag any icons or windows across to the other display desktop. It is therefore possible to have one program visible in one of the displays, and a different program visible in the other display.
B
Display Modes B - 9
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Using New Display Detected to Enable Extended Mode
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Figure B - 7
New Display
Detected
(Extended)
B
B - 10 Display Modes
Attach your external display to the DVI-Out Port or HDMI-Out port, and turn it on.
If a New Display Detected window does not appear in Windows Vista, go to the
Windows Mobility Center control panel (Mobile PC > Adjust commonly used
mobility settings) and click Connect display.
Click to select Show different parts of my desktop on each display (extended).
Click Right or Left under Extend your desktop.
Click Apply > OK.
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Using Display Settings to Enable Extended Mode
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach your external display to the DVI-Out Port or HDMI-Out port, and turn it on.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control
Panel).
Click Adjust screen resolution under the Appearance and Personalization
menu (or double-click Personalization > Display Settings).
Click the monitor icon (e.g. 2 ), and make sure you have checked “Extend the
desktop onto this monitor.” and click Apply.
Click the appropriate monitor
icon (e.g. 2 ) to be able to select
the option to extend the desktop
on to it.
In this example the Primary monitor 1 is on the left, the secondary
display 2 is on the right.
Display Settings
Extended Desktop
Use the control panel to
drag the monitors to
match the physical arrangement you wish to
use.
You can drag any icons
or windows across to either display desktop,
which makes it possible
to have one program
visible in one of the displays, and a different
program visible in the
other display.
B
Figure B - 8
Display Settings
(Extend the
Desktop)
Display Modes B - 11
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Detect Displays
To get a full range of display options click “My display is not shown in the
list...”.
HDMI Audio Setup
Enabling TV Display
To display desktop images on a TV, connect the TV to your computer by using an
HDMI cable/DVI cable from the TV to the HDMI-Out port/DVI-Out port at the rear
of the computer.
You will need to enable the TV display from the NVIDIA Control Panel as per the
instructions on B - 5. The TV will appear as a display option (2. Select the displays
you would like to use.) when attached to the HDMI-Out port/DVI-Out port Apply
the settings, and then click Yes to save the changes.
See “HDMI Audio Configuration” on page B 7 for instructions on configuring audio for HDMI
display devices.
Set up your external display (TV or LCD) for
HDMI input (see your
display device manual).
B
Figure B - 9
Change Display
Configuration
(with TV connected)
B - 12 Enabling TV Display
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Changing the TV Signal Format
1.
2.
3.
4.
When the TV is enabled as a display device, click the sub-menus under Video &
Television.
Click “Change the signal or HD format”.
Select the TV signal format (the menu allows you to select TV format by country if
you are unsure of your TV format).
Apply the settings, and then click Yes to save the changes.
Figure B - 10
Change the Signal or
HD Format
B
Enabling TV Display B - 13
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
B
B - 14
Specifications
Appendix C: Specifications
Latest Specification Information
The specifications listed in this Appendix are correct at the time of going to press. Certain items (particularly processor types/
speeds and CD/DVD device types) may be changed, updated or delayed due to the manufacturer's release schedule. Check
with your service center for details.
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Specifications C - 1
Specifications
Feature
Processor Types
C
Specification
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor
(478-pin) Micro-FC-PGA Package, Socket P
P8400 / P8600
45nm (45 Nanometer) Process Technology
3MB On-die L2 Cache & 1066MHz FSB,
TDP 25W
2.26GHz / 2.4GHz
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor
(478-pin) Micro-FC-PGA Package, Socket P
P9500
45nm (45 Nanometer) Process Technology
6MB On-die L2 Cache & 1066MHz FSB,
TDP 25W
2.53GHz
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor
(478-pin) Micro-FC-PGA Package, Socket P
T9400
45nm (45 Nanometer) Process Technology
6MB On-die L2 Cache & 1066MHz FSB,
TDP 35W
2.53GHz
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Mobile Processor
(478-pin) Micro-FC-PGA Package, Socket P
X9100
45nm (45 Nanometer) Process Technology
6MB On-die L2 Cache, 44W & 1066MHz FSB,
TDP 44W
3.06GHz
Core Logic
Intel(R) PM45 + ICH9M Chipset
LCD
Flat Panel TFT (For One of the Following Options)
17" WXGA (1440 * 900) TFT LCD (Glare Type or Non Glare Type)
OR
17" WUXGA (1920 * 1200) TFT LCD (Glare Type)
C - 2 Specifications
Specifications
Feature
Specification
Security
Security (Kensington® Type) Lock Slot
BIOS Password
Memory
Two 204 Pin SO-DIMM Sockets Supporting DDRIII (DDR3) at 800 MHz / 1066 MHz
Supports Dual Channel DDRIII (DDR3) SDRAM
64-bit Wide Per Data Channel
Memory Expandable up to 4GB (1024/ 2048 MB DDRIII Modules)
Video Adapter
Options
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX PCI-E Video Card
512MB DDR3 Video RAM On Board
MS DirectX® 10.0 compatible
Supports HDCP
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT PCI-E Video Card
512MB GDDR3 Video RAM On Board
MS DirectX® 10.0 Compatible
Supports HDCP
iTPM (available for Windows Vista Enterprise or
Ultimate edition only)
Fingerprint Reader Module (Factory Option)
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX PCI-E Video Card
512MB DDR3 Video RAM On Board
MS DirectX® 10.0 compatible
Supports HDCP
Video Card Options
Note that card types, specifications and drivers are subject to continual updates and
changes. Check with your service center for
the latest details on video cards supported.
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BIOS
One 2M/4M Bytes Flash ROM
Phoenix™ BIOS
Specifications C - 3
Specifications
Feature
Specification
Storage
One Changeable 12.7mm(h) SATA Optical Device (CD/DVD) Type Drive (see “Optional” on page C 6 for drive options)
Easy Changeable 2.5" 9.5 mm (h) SATA (Serial) HDD
Card Reader
Embedded 7-in-1 Card Reader (MS/ MS Pro/ SD/ Mini SD/ MMC/ RS MMC/ MS Duo)
Note: MS Duo/ Mini SD/ RS MMC Cards Require a PC Adapter
Audio
Integrated AZALIA Compliant Interface
Intel® High Definition Audio
3D Stereo Enhanced Sound System
SRS WOW Surround Sound Technology
Inside
Sound-Blaster PRO™ Compatible
S/PDIF Digital Output
Built-In Microphone
2 * Built-In Speakers (1.5W, 8Ω)
One Sub Woofer (2W, 8Ω,)
5.1 Channel Support
Keyboard &
Pointing Device
Full Size Winkey Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
Built-In TouchPad (Scroll Functionality Included)
ExpressCard Slot
ExpressCard/34/54 Slot
Mini-Card Slots
One Mini-Card Slot for Wireless LAN Module
One Mini-Card Slot for TV Tuner Module
One Mini-Card Slot for Turbo Memory Module
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C - 4 Specifications
Specifications
Feature
I/O Ports
Specification
Four USB 2.0 Ports
One eSATA Port (eSATA/USB Port Combined)
eSATA supported in Windows Vista only:
AHCI mode supports hot swapping
IDE mode does not support hot swapping
One HDMI-Out (High-Definition Multimedia
Interface) Port (supports 5.1 channel) with audio
output
One DVI-Out Port
One Headphone/Speaker-Out Jack
One Microphone-In Jack
One S/PDIF Out Jack
One Line-In Jack for Audio Input
Communication
Built-In 56K MDC Modem, V.90 & V.92 Compliant
Built-In Giga Base TX Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
Module (Factory Option)
Operating
Systems
Supported
Windows XP SP2
One Mini-IEEE1394a Port
One RJ-11 Modem Jack
One RJ-45 Gigabit LAN Jack
One DC-In Jack
One Infrared Transceiver
One Cable (CATV) Antenna (Analog/Digital) Jack
(Functions with Optional USB TV Tuner Module)
One Consumer Infrared Transceiver
(Functions with Optional USB TV Tuner Module)
Wireless LAN Module:
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 Series (3*3 - 802.11a/g/n)
Wireless LAN Mini-Card Module (Option)
Intel® WiFi Link 5100 Series (1*2 - 802.11a/g/n)
Wireless LAN Mini-Card Module (Option)
Windows Vista 64bit SP1
Home Premium/ Business/ Enterprise/ Ultimate
Specifications C - 5
C
Specifications
Feature
C
Specification
Power
Management
Supports ACPI 3.0
Supports Resume from Modem Ring
Supports Wake on LAN
Power
Full Range AC/DC Adapter – AC in 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz DC Output 20V, 6A (120 Watts)
Easy Changeable 8-Cell Smart Lithium-Ion 4400mAH Main Battery
Environmental
Spec
Temperature
Operating:
Non-Operating:
Physical
Dimensions &
Weight
397mm (w) * 280.5mm (d) * 25.6 ~ 45.6mm (h)
Around 4kg (+/- 5%) with 8 Cell Battery
Optional
Optical Drive Module Options:
Combo SATA Drive Module
DVD Dual (Super Multi) SATA Drive Module
Blu-Ray SATA Drive Module
1.3M or 2.0M Pixel USB 2.0 PC Camera Module
(Factory Option)
Wireless LAN Module:
Intel® WiFi Link 5300/5100 Series (3*3/1*2 802.11a/g/n) Wireless LAN Mini-Card Module
Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
Module (Factory Option)
5°C ~ 35°C
-20°C ~ 60°C
TV Tuner Module with Mini-Card, USB Interface
C - 6 Specifications
Relative Humidity
Operating:
Non-Operating:
20% ~ 80%
10% ~ 90%
Fingerprint Reader Module (Factory Option)
Intel Turbo Memory (Robson) NAND Flash 2G
Memory Card Module (Factory Option)
Windows XP Information
Appendix D: Windows XP Information
This Appendix contains information (including control panel information, driver installation etc.) for users of
the Windows XP OS.
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D - 1
Windows XP Information
DVD Regional Codes
Changing DVD Regional Codes
Go to the Control Panel and double-click System > Hardware (tab), click Device Manager, then click the + next to DVD/CD-ROM drives.
Double-click on the DVD-ROM device to bring up the Properties dialogue box, and select the DVD Region (tab) to bring up the control
panel to allow you to adjust the regional code.
DVD region detection is device dependent, not OS-dependent. You can select your module’s region code 5 times. The fifth selection is
permanent. This cannot be altered even if you change your operating system or you use the module in another computer.
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Region
Geographical Location
1
USA, Canada
2
Western Europe, Japan, South Africa, Middle East & Egypt
3
South-East Asia, Taiwan, South Korea, The Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong
4
South & Central America, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand
5
N Korea, Russia, Eastern Europe, India & Most of Africa
6
China
Table D - 1 - DVD Region Codes
D - 2 DVD Regional Codes
Figure D - 1 - DVD Regions
Windows XP Information
Windows XP Start Menu & Control Panel
Most of the control panels, utilities and programs within Windows XP (and most other Windows versions) are
accessed from the Start menu. When you install programs and utilities they will be installed on your hard disk
drive, and a shortcut will usually be placed in the Start menu and/or the desktop. You can customize the look of
the Start menu by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Properties from the menu.
Click here to toggle Category View
Figure D - 2 - Start Menu & Control Panel
In many instances throughout this manual you will see an instruction to open the Control Panel. The Control
Panel is accessed from the Start menu, and it allows you to configure the settings for most of the key features
in Windows (e.g. power, video, network, audio etc.). Windows XP provides basic controls for many of the features, however many new controls are added (or existing ones are enhanced) when you install the drivers. To see
all controls it may be necessary to toggle off Category View.
Windows XP Start Menu & Control Panel D - 3
D
Windows XP Information
Sound Volume
Adjustment
How high the sound volume can be set depends
on the setting of the volume control within Windows (and the volume
control function keys on
the computer). Click the
Volume icon on the
taskbar to check the setting.
Figure D - 3
D
Realtek Audio
Configuration
Menus
D - 4 Audio Features
Audio Features
You can configure the audio options on your computer from the Sounds and Audio
Devices
Windows control panel. For advanced options double-click the Realtek
HD Audio Manager
icon in the taskbar (or click the control panel) to bring up
the Realtek Audio Configuration menus. The volume may also be adjusted by means
of the Fn + F5/F6 key combination.
Windows XP Information
Function/Hot Key Indicators
The function keys (F1 - F12 etc.) will act as hot keys when pressed while the Fn key is held down. In addition to the
basic function key combinations; visual indicators (see the table below) are available when the hot key utility is installed (see “Hot Key” on page D - 28). After installing the driver an icon
will appear in the taskbar.
Keys
Function
Keys
Fn + ~
Play/Pause (in Audio/Video Programs)
Fn +
F8/F9
Brightness Decrease/
Increase
Fn +
F10
PC Camera Power
Toggle
Fn + F1
TouchPad Toggle
Function
Fn + F2
Turn LCD Backlight Off
(Press a key to or use TouchPad to turn on)
Fn +
F11
WLAN Module Power
Toggle
Fn + F3
Mute Toggle
Fn +
F12
Bluetooth Module Power
Toggle
Fn + F4
Fn +
F5/F6
Fn + F7
Sleep Toggle
Volume Decrease/
Increase
Fn + Scr
Lk
Scroll Lock Toggle
*Silent Mode Toggle
Display Toggle
*When enabled, Silent Mode will reduce fan noise and save power
consumption. Note this may reduce computer performance.
Table D - 2 - Function/Hot Key Combo Indicators
Function/Hot Key Indicators D - 5
D
Windows XP Information
Video Features
You can switch display devices, and configure display options, from the Display Properties control panel in
Windows as long as the appropriate video driver is installed.
To access Display Properties in Windows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Click Start, point to Settings and click Control Panel (or just click Control Panel).
Double-click Display (icon) - In the Appearances and Themes category.
Click Settings (tab) in the Display Properties dialog box.
Move the slider to the preferred setting in Screen resolution 1 (Figure D - 4 on page D - 7).
Click the arrow, and scroll to the preferred setting in Color quality 2 (Figure D - 4 on page D - 7).
You can also access Display Properties by right-clicking the desktop and scrolling down and clicking
Properties. Click Settings (tab) and adjust as above.
7. Open the Display Properties control panel, and click Advanced (button) 3 (Figure D - 4 on page D - 7) to
bring up the Advanced properties tabs.
8. Click GeForce..... (tab).
9. Click Start the NVIDIA Control Panel 4 (Figure D - 4 on page D - 7) to access the control panel.
10. The NVIDIA Control Panel can also be accessed by right-clicking the desktop, and then clicking NVIDIA
Control Panel (or from the NVIDIA Control Panel in the Windows control panel).
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D - 6 Video Features
Windows XP Information
Display Properties & NVIDIA Control Panel
1
2
4
3
Figure D - 4 - Display Properties & NVIDIA Control Panel
Video Card Options
Note that card types, specifications and drivers are subject to continual updates and changes. Check with your service center for the latest
details on video cards supported.
D
Video Features D - 7
Windows XP Information
Navigating the
Control Panel
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Access the NVIDIA Control Panel as indicated on page D - 6. You may make
changes to the video and display settings by clicking the appropriate menu item.
Navigate through the
control panels in much
the same way as you
would a web page.
Click on the headings,
menus and highlighted
links for information.
Use the buttons on the
top left to go back, forward etc.
The Help menus provide index and search
features, and direct
links to the NVIDIA
website etc.
Figure D - 5
D
NVIDIA Control
Panels
D - 8 NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Windows XP Information
The Help menus provide index and search features, and direct links to the NVIDIA
website etc.
Figure D - 6
Help Menus
D
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls D - 9
Windows XP Information
Display Devices
You can use the Fn + F7
key combination to toggle through the display
options (see over).
• The built-in LCD.
• An external display
connected to the DVIOut port.
• An external display
connected to the
HDMI-Out port.
Note that HDMI supports video and audio
signals.
Display Devices and Modes (NVIDIA)
Note that you can use a DVI cable connected to the DVI-Out port, or an HDMI
(High-Definition Multimedia Interface) cable connected to the HDMI-Out port to
connect an external display (if you are using an older type of monitor you can use an
adapter to convert the signal from DVI to VGA). See your display device manual to
see which formats are supported.
nView Display Mode
Description
Single
One of the connected displays is used as the display
device
Clone
Both connected displays output the same view
Dualview
Both connected displays are treated as separate
devices, may be configured independently and act
as a virtual desktop (this is similar to Extended
Desktop in Windows)
Table D - 3 - Display Modes
See “HDMI Audio Configuration” on page D - 14 for instructions on configuring
audio when setting up an HDMI display as an external device.
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D - 10 NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Windows XP Information
Switching Displays
When using the Fn + F7 key combination to toggle through the display options; give the displays time to refresh. The
displays will toggle though in the order below (note that CRT refers to an older type of monitor connected to the DVI-Out
port using an adapter):
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
The built-in LCD only.
An CRT connected to the DVI-Out port (using an adapter) only.
An external display connected to the DVI-Out port only.
An external display connected to the HDMI-Out port only.
The built-in LCD and a CRT connected to the DVI-Out port (using an adapter).
The built-in LCD and an external display connected to the DVI-Out port.
The built-in LCD and an external display connected to the HDMI-Out port.
A CRT connected to the DVI-Out port (using an adapter) and an external display connected to the HDMI-Out port.
External displays connected to the DVI-Out and HDMI-Out ports.
The built-in LCD only.
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NVIDIA Video Driver Controls D - 11
Windows XP Information
Attaching Other Displays
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
D
Attach your external display to the DVI-Out Port or HDMI-Out port, and turn it on.
Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Click Display, and then click Set up multiple displays.
Choose the nView display mode you wish to use.
Select the displays you want to use (if your display is not shown click “My Display is not shown in the list...” or
use the Fn + F7 key combination), and choose which display is to be the primary display.
Click Apply.
Figure D - 7 - Set Up Multiple Displays
D - 12 NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Windows XP Information
To Enable Extended Desktop (Windows Display Properties)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Attach your external display to the external monitor port or HDMI-Out port, and turn it on.
Click Start, point to Settings (or click Control Panel) and click Control Panel (if you are in Category View
choose Appearance and Themes).
Double-click Display (icon).
In the Display Properties dialog box, click Settings (tab).
Click the monitor icon (e.g. 2 ), and make sure you have checked “Extend my Windows desktop onto this
monitor.” and click Apply.
Click the appropriate monitor icon (e.g. 2 ) to be able
to select the option to extend the desktop on to it.
In this example the Primary
monitor 1 is on the left, the
secondary display 2 is on
the right.
Display Settings Extended
Desktop
Use the control panel to drag the monitors to match the physical arrangement you wish to use.
You can drag any icons or windows
across to either display desktop,
which makes it possible to have one
program visible in one of the displays,
and a different program visible in the
other display.
Figure D - 8 - Display Properties (Extended Desktop)
NVIDIA Video Driver Controls D - 13
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Windows XP Information
HDMI Audio Configuration
As HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) carries both audio and video signals you will need to configure the audio output as per the instructions below.
Windows Audio Setup for HDMI
1. Connect a device with HDMI support to the HDMI-Out port.
2. Go to the Start menu and point to Settings (or just click Control Panel) and click
Control Panel, then double-click the Sounds & Audio Devices icon (Sounds,
Speech, and Audio Devices in Category View).
3. Click Audio (tab).
4. Click Default device (Sound Playback) and select NVIDIA HDMI Audio.
5. Click OK to close the control panel (see overleaf).
Figure D - 9
Sounds and Audio
Devices Properties
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D - 14 NVIDIA Video Driver Controls
Windows XP Information
HDMI Video Configuration
1.
2.
3.
4.
Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI-Out port to your external display.
Configure your external display as per the instructions in “Attaching Other
Displays” on page D - 12.
Set up your external display (TV or LCD) for HDMI input (see your display device
manual).
You can now play video/audio sources through your external display.
HDMI Note
• Connect a device with HDMI support to the HDMI-Out port BEFORE attempting to play audio/video sources through the device.
Other Applications
If you are using a third
party application to
play DVDs etc. you will
need to consult the application’s documentation
to
see
the
appropriate audio configuration (the application must support
digital to analog translation).
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX/9800M GT Video Cards HDMI Audio Support
Note that NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX/9800M GT video cards do not support High Definition Audio through HDMI. When connecting these video cards to an external display (using
an HDMI cable), it is recommended that you use a third party video application (e.g Power
DVD) that provides appropriate audio decoding to play DVD’s etc. Alternatively you can output audio through an alternative source to the HDMI connection.
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NVIDIA Video Driver Controls D - 15
Windows XP Information
Power Management Features
The Power Options control panel icon in Windows (see page D - 3) allows you to configure power management
features for your computer. You may conserve power through individual components such as the monitor or hard
disk, or you may use either Stand by or Hibernate mode to conserve power throughout the system.
Power Schemes
You can set your computer to conserve power through individual components by means of Power Schemes.
You can also adjust the settings for each scheme to set the monitor to turn off after a specified time, and the computer's hard disk motor to turn off if the hard disk drive has not been accessed for a specified period of time (if
the system reads or writes data, the hard disk motor will be turned back on). The schemes may also be set to set
a specified time for the system to enter Stand by or Hibernate modes.
Resuming Operation
Press the Sleep/Resume
key combination (Fn + F4),
or power button to resume
from Monitor or Hard Disk
Stand by.
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Figure D - 10 - Power Schemes
D - 16 Power Management Features
Windows XP Information
Each Windows Power Scheme will also adjust the processor performance of your machine in order to save power. This is worth bearing in mind if you are experiencing any reduced performance (especially under DC/battery
power).
Choose the Home/Office Desk scheme for maximum performance when the computer is powered from an AC
power source. Choose the Max Battery scheme (bear in mind that this scheme may slow down the overall performance of the computer in order to save power) for maximum power saving when the computer is battery (DC
power) powered. Windows will use Portable/Laptop as the default scheme.
System Power Options
You can use the system power options to stop the computer’s operation and restart where you left off. This system features Stand by and Hibernate sleep mode levels (Hibernate mode will need to be enabled by clicking
the option in the Hibernate tab in the Power Options control panel).
Hibernate Mode vs. Shutdown
Hibernate mode and Shutdown are the same in that the system is off and you need to press the power button to
turn it on. When you come back from hibernation, you can return to where you last left off (what was on your
desktop) without reopening the application(s) and file(s) you last used.
Stand by Mode vs. Hibernate Mode
If you want to stay away from your work for just a while, you can put the system on Stand by instead of in hibernation. It takes a longer time to wake up the system from Hibernate mode than from Stand by mode.
Power Management Features D - 17
D
Windows XP Information
Stand by
Stand by saves the least amount of power, but takes the shortest time to return to full operation. During Stand by
the hard disk is turned off, and the CPU is made to idle at its slowest speed. All open applications are retained
in memory. When you are not using your computer for a certain length of time, which you specify in the operating system, it will enter Stand by mode to save power.
Hibernate
Hibernate uses no power and saves all of your information on a part of the HDD before it turns the system off.
Although it saves the most power it takes the longest time to return to full operation. You can set your computer
to automatically enter Hibernate mode when the battery power is almost depleted. You will need to enable Hibernate mode from the Hibernate tab in the Power Options control panel. The system will resume from Hibernate mode by pressing the power button.
System Resume
The system can resume from Stand by mode by:
• Pressing the power button
• An incoming call received on the modem (if enabled)
• Network card activity (if enabled)
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Figure D - 11 - Enable Hibernation
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Windows XP Information
Configuring the Power Button
The power button may be set to send the computer in to either Stand by or Hibernate mode. In Stand by mode,
the LED
will blink green. In Hibernate mode the LED will be off (battery). If you are in a power saving
mode set to save power through individual components (e.g. hard disk, monitor), the LED will remain green.
Sleep Button
You may also configure
the Sleep/Resume key
combination (Fn + F4).
In Windows this is referred to as the Sleep
button.
Power Button
Lid
Sleep/Resume
(Sleep) Button
Figure D - 12 - Power Options (Advanced - Power Buttons)
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Windows XP Information
Battery Information
Please follow these simple guidelines to get the best use out of your battery.
New Battery
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery (see “Battery FAQ” on page D - 23).
Battery Life
Your computer’s battery life is dependent upon many factors, including the programs you are running, and peripheral devices attached. Power Options (you may set low battery Alarms and actions, and check the Power
Meter from the Power Options control panel), and settings in the OS will help prolong the battery life if configured appropriately.
Low Battery Warning
When the battery is critically low, immediately
connect the AC/DC adapter to the computer or
save your work, otherwise, the unsaved data
will be lost when the power is depleted.
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Figure D - 13 - Power Options (Alarm & Power Meter)
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Windows XP Information
Battery life may be shortened through improper maintenance. To optimize the life and improve its performance, fully discharge and recharge the battery at least once every 30 days.
We recommend that you do not remove the battery yourself. If you do need to remove the battery for any reason
see “Removing the Battery” on page 6 - 3.
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter
The battery pack automatically recharges when the AC/DC adapter is attached and plugged into an electrical outlet. If the computer is powered on, and in use, it will take several hours to fully recharge the battery. When the
computer is turned off but plugged into an electrical outlet, battery charge time is less. (Refer to “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9 for information on the battery charge status, and to “Battery Information” on page D - 20
for more information on how to maintain and properly recharge the battery pack.)
Conserving Battery Power
To conserve battery power:
Lower the brightness level of the LCD display. The system will decrease LCD brightness slightly to save power when it is not powered by
the AC/DC adapter.
Close modem or communication applications when they are not being used.
Remove any unused Express Cards from the computer (Express Cards quickly use up battery power even if the system enters sleep mode).
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Disconnect any unnecessary external devices.
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Windows XP Information
Proper handling of the Battery Pack
• DO NOT disassemble the battery pack under any circumstances
• DO NOT expose the battery to fire or high temperatures, it may explode
• DO NOT connect the metal terminals (+, -) to each other
Damaged Battery Warning
Should you notice any physical defects (e.g. the battery is bent out of shape after being dropped), or any unusual smells
emanating from the notebook battery, shut your computer down immediately and contact your service center. If the battery has been dropped we do not recommend using it any further, as even if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly result in fire. It is recommended that you replace
your computer battery every two years.
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Windows XP Information
Battery FAQ
How do I completely discharge the battery?
Use the computer with battery power until it shuts down due to a low battery. Don’t turn off the computer by
yourself even when you see a message that indicates the battery is critically low, just let the computer use up all
of the battery power and shut down on its own. Disable the Power Options functions in the Control Panel, especially any Alarms (unclick the tickboxes - see page D - 20) and Schemes (change all the settings to Never see page D - 16). As the battery nears the end of its life save and close any critical files.
How do I fully charge the battery?
When charging the battery, don’t stop until the LED charging indicator light changes from orange to green.
How do I maintain the battery?
Completely discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after about 20 partial discharges.
Caution
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used battery according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
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Windows XP Information
Driver Installation
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc and click Install Drivers (button), or Optional
(button) to access the Optional driver menu.
1.
2.
If you wish to install the drivers manually see page
“Manual Driver Installation” on page D - 25.
3.
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Check the driver installation order from Table D - 4,
on page D - 25 (the drivers must be installed in
this order) which is the same as that listed in the
Drivers Installer menu below.
Click to select the driver you wish to install, after
installing each driver it will become grayed out (if
you need to reinstall any driver, click the Unlock
button).
Follow the instructions for each individual driver
installation procedure as listed on the following
pages.
Figure D - 14 - Drivers Installer Screen 1
Figure D - 15 - Drivers Installer Screen 2
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Windows XP Information
WinXP SP2 Driver
Page #
Chipset
D - 27
Manual Driver Installation
Video
D - 27
Audio
D - 27
Click the Browse CD button in the Drivers Installer application and browse to the executable file in the appropriate
driver folder.
Modem
D - 27
LAN
D - 28
Card Reader/ExpressCard
D - 28
TouchPad
D - 28
Hot Key
D - 28
PC Camera Module
D - 34
WLAN Module
D - 41
Fingerprint Reader Module
D - 44
USB TV Tuner Module
D - 48
Table D - 4 - Driver Installation
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Windows XP Information
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers
If you wish to update/reinstall individual drivers it
may be necessary to uninstall the original driver.To do
this go to the Control Panel in the Windows OS and
double-click the Add/Remove Programs item. If you
see the individual driver listed (if not see below), uninstall it, following the on screen prompts (it may be
necessary to restart the computer). Go to the appropriate section of the manual to complete the update/reinstall procedure for the driver in question.
If the driver is not listed in the Add/Remove Programs item:
1. Click Start (menu), point to Settings and click Control
Panel (or click Start > Control Panel).
2. Double-click System (icon); System (icon) is in
Performance and Maintenance (category).
3. Click Hardware (tab) > Device Manager (button).
4. Double-click the device you wish to update/reinstall the
driver for (you may need to click “+”).
5. Look for the Update Driver button (check the Driver
tab) and follow the on screen prompts.
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Windows XP Service Pack 2
Make sure you install Windows XP Service Pack 2 (or a
Windows XP version which includes Service Pack 2) before installing any drivers. Service Pack 2 includes support for USB 2.0.
If you have upgraded the system by installing Service
Pack 2 (i.e. your Windows XP version does not include
Service Pack 2) then follow these instructions:
1. Click Start (menu), point to Settings and click Control Panel (or click Control Panel).
2. Double-click System (icon); System (icon) is in Performance and Maintenance (category).
3. Click the Hardware (tab) > Device Manager (button).
4. Click “+” next to Other Devices (if its sub-items are
not shown).
5. Right-click Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller
and select Uninstall > OK (if you don’t see the item
then there is no need to take any further action).
6. Restart the computer and it will find the USB 2.0 controller.
Windows XP Information
Driver Installation Procedure
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc and click Install Drivers (button).
Found New Hardware Wizard
If you see the “Found New Hardware Wizard” during the installation procedure (other than when outlined in the driver install procedure), click Cancel
to close the window, and follow the installation procedure.
Chipset
1. Click 1.Install Chipset Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Yes > Next > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Audio
1. Click 3. Install Audio Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next (click Cancel if a Found New
Hardware Wizard appears).
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Modem
1. Click 4.Install Modem Driver > Yes.
2. Click OK.
3. The modem is now ready for configuration.
Modem Country Selection
Be sure to check if the modem country selection is appropriate for you (Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options).
Video
1. Click 2.Install Video Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click “Yes, I want to restart my computer
now” (button).
4. Click Finish to restart the computer.
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LAN
1. Click 5.Install LAN Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install.
3. Click Finish.
4. The network settings can now be configured.
Card Reader/ExpressCard
1. Click 6.Install Cardreader Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install.
3. Click Finish.
TouchPad
1. Click 7.Install Touchpad Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Next > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Module Drivers
See the following pages for the driver installation procedures for any of the optional modules included in
your purchase configuration.
Bluetooth & Wireless LAN Modules
Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft
The use of any portable electronic transmission devices
aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure the module(s)
are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft.
Power Toggle for the Wireless LAN and Bluetooth
Modules
Enable power to the modules as follows:
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Hot Key
1. Click 8.Install Hotkey Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install.
3. Click Finish > Finish to restart the computer.
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Fn + F11 = Wireless LAN Module Power Toggle
Fn + F12 = Bluetooth Module Power Toggle
When the WLAN module is on, the
When the Bluetooth module is on, the
LED will be green.
LED will be orange.
Windows XP Information
Bluetooth Module
The operating system’s Bluetooth Devices control panel is used to configure the Bluetooth settings in Windows
XP, and therefore does not require a driver. Use the Fn + F12 key combination (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page D - 5) to toggle power to the Bluetooth module.
Bluetooth Data Transfer
Note that the transfer of data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device is supported in one direction only (simultaneous data transfer is not supported). Therefore
if you are copying a file from your computer to a Bluetooth enabled device, you will not be
able to copy a file from the Bluetooth enabled device to your computer until the file transfer
process from the computer has been completed.
Bluetooth Module & Resuming From Sleep Mode
The Bluetooth module’s default state will be off after resuming from the Sleep power-saving
state. Use the key combination (Fn + F12) to power on the Bluetooth module after the computer resumes from Sleep.
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Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure
the module(s) are OFF if
you are using the computer
aboard aircraft.
Bluetooth Local Area Connection Icon
If you want to display the Local Area Connection icon for the Bluetooth connection
in the taskbar, set it up as follows:
1. Access the Network Connections control panel in Windows (Start > Settings >
Network Connections OR Start > Connect To > Show all Connections) or by
clicking the taskbar icon
.
2. Right-click the Bluetooth connection icon, and select Properties.
3. Click to put a tick (if none is present) in the “Show icon in the notification area
when connected” box and click OK.
4. Close the control panels and the icon
for the Bluetooth local area connection will
be displayed in the taskbar when connected (see sidebar and overleaf).
Use the Fn + F12 key combination to toggle power to
the Bluetooth module, and
check the LED indicator to
see if the module is powered on or not (see Table D
- 2, on page D - 5/ Table 1
- 4, on page 1 - 11).
Figure D - 16
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Local Area
Connection
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Windows XP Information
Bluetooth Configuration in Windows XP
Setup your Bluetooth Device so the Computer Can Find it
1.
2.
Turn your Bluetooth device (e.g. PDA, mobile phone etc.) on.
Make the device discoverable (to do this check your device documentation).
Bluetooth Taskbar
Icon
To Turn the Bluetooth Module On
1.
2.
3.
Press the Fn + F12 key combination to power on the Bluetooth module.
A Bluetooth icon will appear in the taskbar (see sidebar).
You can then do any of the following to access the Bluetooth Devices control
panel.
•
•
Double-click the icon
to access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel), and then click Bluetooth Devices (Network and Internet Connections).
•
Click/Right-click the icon
and choose an option from the menu.
If you cannot see the
Bluetooth icon in the
taskbar, access the
Bluetooth
Devices
control panel. Click Options (tab), and make
sure that Show Bluetooth icon in the notification area check box
has a tick inside it.
Note that you will need
to check the LED indicator to see if the module
is powered on or not.
Figure D - 17
Bluetooth Devices &
Click Icon Menu
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Windows XP Information
To Add a Bluetooth Device
Figure D - 18
1. Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.
2. Click Options (tab), and make sure that Allow Bluetooth devices to connect to
this computer check box (Connections) has a tick inside it.
3. Click Devices (tab), and then click Add.
4. The Add Bluetooth Device Wizard will appear.
5. Click to select “My device is set up and ready to be found”, and then click Next.
Add Bluetooth
Device Wizard
Passkey Options
You can allow the system to choose a passkey for you. You will
then be prompted to enter the generated passkey on your Bluetooth
device.
6. The Wizard will then search for any available Bluetooth devices within range.
7. Click to select the device you want to communicate with, and click Next.
8. Select an appropriate passkey option and click Next.
Figure D - 19
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Passkey Option
9. Click Finish.
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Windows XP Information
To Change Settings for the Bluetooth Device
1.
2.
•
•
Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.
Click on the device you want to change and click Properties to:
Change the name of the device (click General, type a new name and click OK).
Enable/Disable a service (click Services, clear/tick the check box next to the service and click OK).
To Make your Computer Discoverable to Bluetooth Devices
1.
2.
3.
Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.
Click Options, and make sure that Turn discovery on check box (Discovery) has
a tick inside it.
Make sure that Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect check
box (Connections) has a tick inside it, if you want to be notified when a Bluetooth
device wants to connect.
Figure D - 20
Bluetooth Devices
Options
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Windows XP Information
Taking Still Pictures
Double-click the My
Computer icon on the
desktop, or go the Start
menu and point to My
Computer, then click it.
Double-click the camera
icon. Click Take a new
picture in the Camera
Tasks box.
.
PC Camera Module
Before installing the optional PC Camera module driver use the Fn + F10 key combination to toggle power to the module. The PC Camera module uses the BisonCap
application to capture video files.
PC Camera Device and TV Module
If you have both an optional PC Camera and an optional TV Tuner module present, you will
need to select which device to use with the BisonCap program. Go to the Devices menu
in the BisonCap program and select the BisonCam, NB Pro device.
PC Camera Display
The PC Camera application software needs to be run while the default notebook LCD is
the selected display device.
After a camera picture is obtained on the default notebook LCD, you may then use the Fn
+ F7 to toggle through the display modes (give the screen time to refresh).
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Windows XP Information
PC Camera Driver Installation
1. Make sure the module is powered on, and then insert the Device Drivers &
Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 1.Install WebCam Driver > Yes.
4. Choose the language you prefer and click Next > Next.
5. Click Finish to restart the computer.
6. Run the BisonCap application program from the BisonCam shortcut on the
desktop, or from the BisonCam item in the Start > Programs/All Programs menu (if the hardware is turned off use the Fn + F10 key combination to turn it on again).
Latest PC Camera
Driver Information
Check the disc, and any accompanying insert pages,
for the latest updated information on the PC Camera
driver, which may override
the information provided
here.
PC Camera Display
The PC Camera application
software needs to be run
while the default notebook
LCD is the selected display
device.
After a camera picture is
obtained on the default
notebook LCD, you may
then use the Fn + F7 to toggle through the display
modes (give the screen
time to refresh).
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Windows XP Information
PC Camera Audio Setup
If you wish to capture video & audio with your camera, it is necessary to setup the audio recording options in
Windows.
1.
Go to the Start menu and point to Settings (or just click Control Panel) and click Control Panel, then doubleclick the Sounds & Audio Devices icon (Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices in Category View).
2. Click Advanced in the Volume > Device volume tab.
3. Click Options and scroll down and click Properties.
4. Select Realtek HD Audio input from the Mixer device menu.
5. Make sure the Mic Volume (check box) is checked, then click OK.
6. Boost the volume in the Recording section (in the Recording Control menu) as high as it will go.
7. Close the Recording Control window, and then click OK.
8. Run the BisonCap application program from the Start > Programs/All Programs > BisonCam menu.
9. Go to the Devices menu heading and select Realtek HD Audio input (it should have a tick alongside it).
10. Go to the Capture menu heading and select Capture Audio (it should have a tick alongside it).
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Windows XP Information
BisonCap
BisonCap is a video viewer for general purpose video viewing and testing, and capturing video files to .avi format.
1.
2.
3.
Run the BisonCap application from the Start > Programs/All Programs > BisonCam menu (it is recommended that you set the capture file before the capture
process - see Set Capture File below).
Go to the Capture menu heading (if you wish to capture audio check “PC Camera
Audio Setup” on page D - 36) and select Start Capture.
Click OK (the file location will be displayed in the pop-up box) to start capturing the
video, and press Esc to stop the capture (you can view the file using the Windows
Media Player).
Set Capture File
Prior to capturing video files you may select the Set Capture File... option in the File
menu, and set the file name and location before capture (this will help avoid accidentally overwriting files). Set the name and location then click Open, then set the
"Capture file size:" and click OK. You can then start the capture process as above.
Note the important information in “Reducing Video File Size” on page D - 38 in
order to save file space, and help prevent system problems.
Pre-Allocating File
Space
You may pre-allocate
the file size (File > Allocate File Space) for the
capture file in the
BisonCap program.
Pre-allocating space on
the hard disk can improve the capture quality (particularly of large
capture files), by reducing the amount of work
the hard disk has to do
in finding space for the
video data as it is being
captured.
See also “Reducing
Video File Size” on
page D - 38.
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Windows XP Information
Reducing Video File Size
Note that capturing high resolution video files requires a substantial amount of disk space for each file. After
recording video, check the video file size (right-click the file and select Properties) and the remaining free space
on your hard disk (go to My Computer, right-click the hard disk, and select Properties) If necessary you can
remove the recorded video file to a removable medium e.g. CD, DVD or USB Flash drive.
Note that the Windows XP system requires a minimum of 1.5GB of free space on the C: drive system partition.
In order to prevent system problems it is recommended that you save the captured video file to a location other
than the C: drive (see “Set Capture File” on page D - 37), limit the file size of the captured video (see “PreAllocating File Space” on page D - 37) or reduce video resolution (see below).
To Reduce Video Resolution Output Size:
1.
2.
3.
Run the BisonCap program.
Go to Options and scroll down to select Video Capture Pin....
Click the Output Size drop box and select a lower resolution size in order to reduce the captured file size.
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Windows XP Information
Eliminating Screen Flicker
If you find that the video screen in the BisonCap program is flickering, you can try
to adjust the setting in the Video Capture Filter options.
1.
2.
3.
Run the BisonCap program.
Go to Options and scroll down to select Video Capture Filter....
Click either 50Hz or 60Hz under Frequency in Property Page (tab).
Figure D - 21
Video Capture Filter
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Windows XP Information
Zoom
The BisonCap program allows you to zoom the camera in and out.
1. Run the BisonCap program.
2. Go to Zoom and select Zoom Out/Zoom In.
Figure D - 22
Zoom/Setting
Snapshot Folder
The Snapshot folder’s
default location is on the
desktop. Do not move
this folder or an error
may appear when you
try to take a still picture.
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Taking Still Pictures
The BisonCap program allows you to take still pictures.
1. Run the BisonCap program.
2. Go to Options/Capture and select Take Picture/Snapshot.
3. The picture (in JPEG format) will be placed in the Snapshot folder
desktop.
If you accidentally delete or move the folder,
you can create a new
Snapshot folder on the
desktop in order to capture the files.
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on the
Windows XP Information
WLAN Module
Before installing the Wireless LAN driver use the Fn + F11 key combination to toggle power to the module.
Your installation procedure will be dependent upon which WLAN module is included in your purchase option.
Download Prerequisite Files
Before beginning the driver installation process for Windows XP it is necessary to make sure you have a working internet connection. You will then be pointed to download the required Windows Installer 3.1 and Microsoft MSXML 6.0
files.
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Windows XP Information
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Intel WLAN Driver Installation
1. Make sure the module is powered on, then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc
into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 2.Install Wireless Lan Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Next to link to the required prerequisites on the internet.
5. Click Download (button) to download the Windows Installer executable (.exe) file to the computer’s
hard disk.
6. Double-click the downloaded file (or click the Run button) to install Windows Installer and follow
the on-screen instructions for file installation.
7. You will be required to restart the computer to complete the file installation.
8. Repeat steps 1 to 4 to get to the appropriate download location.
9. Click Download (button) to download the Microsoft MSXML file to the computer’s hard disk (if you
are unsure of which file to download for you processor you can click Run instead of saving the file,
and you will be informed if the file is appropriate or not).
10. Follow the on-screen instructions for file installation.
11. After the files have been installed click Next.
12. Click the button to accept the license and click Next > Next.
13. Click Finish to complete the installation.
14. Configure the settings by going to the Intel PROSet Wireless WiFi Connection Utility (Start > Programs/All Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless WiFi Connection Utility), or by double-clicking the
taskbar icon
.
15. Click to select any available network, and click Connect to establish a connection.
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Windows XP Information
16. If you do not see your Wireless Access Point click Refresh (button).
17. Click Help (link) to bring up the Help Menu.
18. Make sure that the WiFi On button is selected.
Figure D - 23 - Intel PROSet Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
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Windows XP Information
Help & Manual
If you have included the fingerprint reader in your purchase option you will need to
install the driver as per the instructions below.
Right-click the taskbar icon
to bring up the menu to
select Help.
Make sure you have administrator’s rights to your computer, and have a Windows
password enabled for full security protection.
Insert the Device Drivers &
Utilities + User’s Manual
disc and click Option Drivers (button). Click Unlock
(button) and then click 3.Install FingerPrint Driver >
Yes.
Click Documentation to
open the folder containing
the manual in .pdf format.
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Fingerprint Reader Module
To install the Adobe Acrobat
Reader software to read the
file, insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click User’s
Manual (button), and click
Install Acrobat Reader
(button).
Before beginning the enrollment process it is recommended that you go through the
fingerprint tutorial. To run the tutorial click Start > Programs/All Programs > Protector Suite QL > Fingerprint Tutorial after installing the driver.
Fingerprint Reader Driver Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD
drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 3.Install FingerPrint Driver > Yes.
4. Click Software Installation.
5. Click Next > Next > Next.
6. Click Finish > Yes to restart the computer.
7. See overleaf for information on enrolling fingerprints etc.
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Windows XP Information
User Enrollment
1.
Click Start > Programs/All Programs > Protector Suite QL > User Enrollment, or double-click the taskbar
icon
.
2. Click Initialize.
3. On the first run of the program you will be asked to click the button to accept the license, and then click OK.
4. Click Next and select “Enrollment to the hard disk”, and click Finish.
5. If you have not set a Windows password you will be prompted to do so (note: If you have not set a password
Protector Suite QL cannot secure access to your computer).
6. Click Next, and you will then be prompted to enter your Windows password and click Next.
7. Select either to use the fingerprint reader alone for authentication, or choose both the fingerprint reader and the
Windows password, and then click Next.
8. Click Next > Next (if you have the “Run interactive tutorial” tickbox selected you will run through the
Fingerprint Tutorial).
9. Click Next for each window of the tutorial (you can click the button to “skip tutorial” at any time).
10. Click the button above any of the fingers to begin the enrollment process for that finger.
Fingerprint
Enrollment
Note that it is strongly recommended that you enroll
more than one finger in
case of injury etc.
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Figure D - 24 - Fingerprint Enrollment
Fingerprint Reader Module D - 45
Windows XP Information
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Swipe the finger five times to enroll that finger.
Repeat the process for all the fingers you wish to enroll (see sidebar), and then click Next > Finish.
Click “Help” in the Fingerprint Control Center to get more information on any topic.
You can also run the Tutorial, or Introduction (to run the product tour video) to get more information.
Right-click the taskbar icon
to bring up the Control Center that allows you to Edit Fingerprints, register
applications, manage Password Bank, File Safe and access the Help menu etc. You can also run the
Control Center etc. from the Protector Suite QL item in the Programs/All Programs menu.
Figure D - 25 - Control Center & Biomenu
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16. See “Help & Manual” on page D - 44 for further details.
17. If you swipe your finger over the reader at any time you can access the Biomenu to lock the computer,
register websites, access the Personal Safe open the Control Center and access the Help menu.
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Windows XP Information
Fingerprint Control Center Features
Application Launcher
The Application Launcher allows you to register applications to be launched when assigned to a particular finger. Simply copy the application icon on to one of the registered fingers and ten click OK to close the application
window. Once registered the application will launch when you swipe the appropriate finger across the sensor.
Password Bank
The Password Bank stores registrations of user names, passwords and other settings for web sites etc.
File Safe
File Safe is an encrypted area assigned on your hard drive that allows you to store files and folders to be protected by fingerprint protection.
For more information on these and other features simply access “Help” in the Fingerprint Control Center and
select the item from the menu on the left.
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TV Antenna
The TV antenna supplied with any TV Tuner
module is intended for
indoor use only. Please
do not use your TV Tuner module outdoors.
TV Tuner Remote
Point the remote at the
consumer IR transceiver to change channels
etc.
USB TV Tuner Module
A CD containing drivers, software and a user guide will be supplied if your purchase
configuration includes the optional USB TV Tuner module. In addition a driver is
provided on the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc for the remote
control supplied with the TV Tuner.
You will also be supplied with a remote control unit and appropriate antenna and fittings for the USB TV Tuner module.
The optional TV Tuner allows you to watch TV, play music CDs, video conference
and capture still images and video on your PC.
The Cable (CATV) antenna jack will only be enabled when the TV Tuner module is installed. Make sure you install the driver before connecting the TV antenna.
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TV Tuner Ports/Jacks
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Cable (CATV)
Antenna Jack
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Consumer Infrared Remote Control Unit Driver
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 4.Install CIR Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Yes > Next.
5. Click Finish > Finish to restart the computer.
TV Tuner Driver Installation
1. Insert the MC770A Driver disc into the CD/DVD drive and double-click the device drive icon.
2. Click MC770A Driver V**** and S/W Encoder Setup.
3. Choose the language you prefer, and click Next > Next > Next > Next.
4. Click the button to accept the license agreement, and then click Next.
5. Click Next > Next.
6. Click “Yes, restart my computer now.” (button) and click Next.
7. Click Finish > Finish > Finish to restart the computer.
8. Insert the MC770A Driver disc into the CD/DVD drive and double-click the device drive icon.
9. Click AP Verr******** to install the application.
10. Click Next.
11. Click the button to accept the license agreement, and then click Next.
12. Click Next (make sure you input a User and Company Name).
13. Type in the serial number provided, and then click Next.
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Choose the language you prefer, and click Next.
Click Next > Next > Next.
Click “Yes, restart my computer now.” (button) and click Next.
Click Finish to restart the computer.
Run the Hybrid DTV application from the Start > Programs/All Programs > Hybrid DTV and
select the Hybrid DTV program or double-click the Hybrid DTV shortcut on the desktop.
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